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Frost (フロスト, Furosuto)
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Voiced by (Japanese): Ryusei Nakao
Voiced by (English): Greg Ayres
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish): Gerardo Reyero
Voiced by (European Spanish dub): Angél Corpa
Voiced by (Brazilian Portuguese): Carlos Campanile
Voiced by (French dub): Phillippe Ariotti

"I'm telling ya, it's quite a business model I've cooked up here. I'm the problem and the solution."

A member of Frieza's race from Universe 6, and widely considered to be the counterpart of the tyrant, Frost is the benevolent emperor of Universe 6, who fights wars against evil-doers for the sake of his universe. He was chosen to be part of Champa's team in the Tournament between Universe 7 and 6, being the second opponent overall.

He decides, however, to show his true colors once his true nature is discovered. After being defeated by Vegeta, he goes on the run from the authorities. He is later found by Hit, who asked him to join the Universe 6 again for the Tournament of Power, where he would meet his counterpart.

As with several other Super characters, differences between the anime and manga versions of Frost exist, the biggest one being that in the manga, Frost is merely a pragmatist rather than a flat-out villain.

  • Adaptational Badass:
    • Zigzagged. He fares a lot better against Super Saiyan Goku in the manga, even if it's clear Goku is still stronger. However, he does overall worse against Piccolo who comes close to overpowering him, where in the anime Piccolo stood no chance against Frost even after Goku weakened him and had to outsmart him.
    • Very minor example in his fight against Vegeta. In the anime, he rushes towards Vegeta recklessly and gets taken out with a single punch. In the manga, while he still gets dominated, he manages to endure, and even block a couple of Vegeta's blows.
    • Zigzagged in the manga version of the Tournament of Power. He is a very formidable threat in this version of the Tournament of Power, but only lasts as long as the Universe 9 threat. He takes out Krillin and Tien under Frieza's suggestion, and almost even takes Roshi out, along with tearing Universe 9 apart. However, as he takes out everyone except for the Trio de Danger, Frieza betrays him.
  • Adaptational Dumbass: In both the anime and manga version he ended up trusting Frieza. However, in the anime he was at least suspicious of him, and ready to shoot him in the back in case he was lying; he only dropped his guard after Frieza had seemingly defeated Gohan. In the manga he trusted Frieza fully from the beginning, and even accepted his idea of using all of his energy from the start.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Frost in the manga doesn't cause wars for the sake of being a Villain with Good Publicity and doesn't mock everybody when he's discovered. Plus, since he is not a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing, the politeness he shows towards Goku could be genuine. He admits that since there was no prize, he was using the poison to end these pointless battles as quickly as possible. Which raises the question of why didn't he just allow himself to lose and be done with the tournament. However, during a conversation with Frieza reveals that like Frieza, he too likes to rule with an iron fist. Though its ambiguous whether or not he is lying to win Frieza's trust, seeing how manga Frost is more of a Pragmatic Hero. As for the alliance proper, Frost in the manga doesn't exclusively target Universe 7 and seems to genuinely view his partnership with Frieza as a way to survive in the Tournament rather than exact any sort of vengeance.
  • A Death in the Limelight: Non-lethal example. Frost gets a really good amount of focus in Chapter 34 of the manga (while in the anime, he didn't really have a lot of focus until a couple of episodes in, only knocking Krillin out), including taking out Krillin and Tien along with being responsible for eliminating 7 of the 10 Universe 9 members. However, after Frost's time on the spotlight is done, Frieza betrays and eliminates him. However, Frost is safe from an early erasure as he doesn't try to attack Frieza from the stands like his anime equivalent did.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: Although he's a repugnant piece of trash after the revelations made about him in the Champa Saga, it's hard not to feel a little sorry for Frost once he's betrayed by Frieza and erased by Zeno, just for the fact that he seemed to genuinely like and respect Frieza and wanted to learn from him.
  • Alternate Self: Lampshaded. Everyone from Universe 7 starts to believe he is one to Frieza, despite not being evil like he is. Once his true colors are shown, everyone seems to believe this is the case. It's quite telling Frieza and Frost immediately befriend each other during the Tournament of Power. Whether or not he actually is the alternate universe version of Frieza, like Future Trunks is to Present Trunks is left vague.
    Vegeta: I don't care from what universe we are talking about. Frieza could never be good.
  • Anti-Hero:
    • While his manga self isn't evil, he's still willing to use underhanded tactics to win (and does not care when he's called out on it) and he's shown to have an arrogant streak (he boasts how Vegeta doesn't stand a chance against him). Also, after he's beaten, Piccolo starts to believe that Frost may start to become more and more like Frieza as time passes. He still joins forces with Frieza in the manga, but Frieza is real quick to betray him after he bodies a bunch of Universe 9 members.
    • In the anime, he could still qualify as one in the Tournament of Power. Although he's still fairly selfish and aims to settle some scores, Frost ultimately still acts in the interest of saving his Universe, never once actually breaks the rules while an active combatant and unlike Frieza, his loyalty to his respective universe is never taken into question. His recruitment episode implies that he seeks to redeem himself in the eyes of the public, at least.
  • Asshole Victim: Moreso in the anime than in the manga. Frost is erased from existence in the Universe Survival Saga when he tries to attack Frieza from the stands after being eliminated by him. Considering that he is a two-faced space pirate who indirectly destroyed or ruined countless lives for the sake of fame and fortune, one could argue it serves him right.
  • Ax-Crazy: By the time of the Universal Survival Arc, his interactions with Frieza as well as being forced to live as a fugitive has turned him from a closeted sociopath into a full on madman who tries to slowly burn a hole in Master Roshi's head and shoots him full of laser beams while laughing like the psychopath he is.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: He's the "Emperor of the Universe" and is said to be the strongest fighter of Universe 6. His fight with Goku makes it rather clear he's even stronger than Frieza was even after he trained for four months. At the same time, while he is stronger than Frieza in equivalent forms, it's heavily implied that he doesn't have access to the same Golden Form that Frieza had. As such, while Frost's natural (100% power) form is a lot stronger than Frieza's natural form, Frost is no match against Goku's normal Super Saiyan form. This is justified because since Frost is a Nice Guy that fights for peace, most would stand beside him rather than rebel, plus he tries his best not to kill evil-doers, so he never required to train to become as deadly efficient as Frieza and his family. Turns out it's a lie and Frost is actually a Dirty Coward who will use underhanded tactics to win if need be.
  • Badass Baritone: He shares the same voice actor with Frieza in Latin America, meaning he has a deep voice. However, this is downplayed, with Gerardo Reyero giving him a more natural tone of voice compared with Frieza.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: During the Tournament of Power, he talks a big game, acts as a recurring thorn in the side of Universe 7, and generally hypes himself up, only to be betrayed by Frieza and thrown out of the ring for letting his guard down fairly early into proceedings. To cap it off, in the anime, he even gets erased outright long before the rest of U6.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He pretends to be a good guy, but it ends up that he's just as cold and mean as Frieza. He's only mildly better in that he isn't a sadist... Until his Sanity Slippage, that is.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: Just like his U7's counterpart, Frost can suppress his power using transformations. His species can also survive in a vacuum.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: A variation. He has a hidden poison needle embedded in his right arm.
  • Blatant Lies:
    • Frost insists that his third form is his strongest form and that he has no other transformations. Goku immediately powers up to call his bluff. He then admits that he held it back because he can't control his power as well as his other forms, which led to him accidentally killing an opponent even though he didn't have to. Since Goku is strong enough to take it, he feels it's worth the risk.
    • Upon meeting Frieza before the Tournament of Power, Frost claims that he too rules through force like him. While true from a certain point of view before, it certainly wasn't accurate by the time he was recruited.
  • Blue Is Heroic: He's a heroic version of Frieza who helps the needy instead of conquering them. He's basically Universe 6's Mr. Satan with the power to back it up. This is all Subverted when it's revealed that he's actually a planet broker like Frieza who starts wars so he can end them and buys the planets he ruins on the cheap so he can sell them later at a high price after he fixes them.
  • Boxed Crook: After being exposed as the instigator of wars that he stopped to be a seen as a "hero" in the eyes of the Universe 6 masses, Frost is now a fugitive hiding in the gutters from the law; however, he is recruited once more by Champa to be one of the ten warriors representing Universe 6, with the promise of redeeming his name and reputation.
  • Broken Pedestal: He becomes this to all of Universe 6 after the Tournament of Destroyers, once he's outed as a planet broker who causes the wars he stops to gain good publicity. Cabba in particular is utterly heartbroken to discover that Frost was Evil All Along and used the Saiyans to do his dirty work.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Played With. Unlike Frieza, Frost puts on a good guy facade and acts as Universe 6's savior, fighting off space pirates, restoring damaged planets, and providing aid to children of war-torn worlds. When his true colors are revealed after he's caught cheating, he brags about his underground planet broker operation and how he starts wars so he can buy planets on the cheap. He is so shameless about his evil acts that he all but thumbs his nose in front of two Gods of Destruction, something Frieza never did even when he gained an ultimate form. When confronting Vegeta subsequently, Frost is practically giddy over the fact that he no longer has to keep up his Nice Guy facade. Even then, he finds out the hard way that Frieza is a better card carrier than he is.
    Frost: Now that I've opened the door to changing the rules, I can get away with anything! Welcome to the world of trickery, deception, and murder! This is my domain, and soon it will be adorned with your blood!!
  • Cheaters Never Prosper:
    • During the Tournament of Destroyers, he is caught having cheated against Goku and Piccolo with a poison needle. Goku is allowed back in the tournament and Frost is disqualified. However, Vegeta says there is no need to disqualify him, and proceeds to defeat Frost himself, humiliating him.
    • In the Tournament of Power, he is angered that he was tricked and eliminated by Frieza, and humiliated when Frieza calls him an amateur. He tries to blast Frieza from the stands as revenge, but Zeno immediately erases him from existence for attempting to break the rules.
  • Combat Pragmatist:
    • How he beats Goku. He takes advantage of Goku when he starts to feel fatigue and kicks him out of the ring. He clearly seems to consider his victory Dirty Business. In his fight against Piccolo, everyone finds out that he's been winning by poisoning all his opponents with a needle he hides in his arm.
    • In the Tournament of Power, he's known for taking advantage of those that are caught off guard. After Krillin defeats two of Universe 4's fighters, Frost sneaks behind Krillin, knocks him out, and before Android 18 can even counter, he escapes.
    • He continues this pattern when trying to eliminate an exhausted Master Roshi. When he's nearly defeated by Roshi's Dangerous Forbidden Technique (which only fails due to Roshi barely hanging onto consciousness), he switches tactics and decides to get Vegeta's attention. He goads Roshi into using the Mafuba once more by tag-teaming with Magetta, and then uses his telekinesis to wrest control of the technique away from him and seals Vegeta away. Roshi has the wherewithal to fire a small ki blast and shatter the Mafuba jar to free Vegeta, and Frost slinks away before he can get booted off the arena.
  • Consummate Liar: When Piccolo first sensed Frost's aura, he notices that there isn't any evil within him. He is also able to fool even Champa into thinking that he's a good person. It is only Vados who knows about his true nature (because she picked him) and that isn't explained until Jaco exposes him for cheating.
  • Deader Than Dead: After getting defeated by Frieza in the Tournament of Power, he gets pissed and tries to attack Frieza from the stands. Zeno erases Frost on the spot and issues a warning in no uncertain terms to Champa he'll do it to all of U6 if it happens again. Even though he broke the rules, he still gets revived in the end alongside the remaining multiverses.
  • Defiant to the End: When Hit confronts the refugee Frost in an alleyway, Frost naturally assumes Hit has come to kill him and tries his best to defend himself, even though he admits he can never beat Hit. When he fails, he resigns himself to his fate before finding out Hit actually came to recruit him.
    • After being eliminated by Frieza in the Tournament of Power, he tries to fire a death beam at him from the stands before being promptly erased by Zeno.
  • Determinator: He refuses to stay down even when Goku is beating the tar out of him, claiming he has to be an example for the children he defends and that obtaining Champa's assistance to end all conflict is too important to him. Turns out this was all a lie to gain pity. He only cares about his planet broker business. That being said, however, he does play it straight after being reduced to a fugitive, with Hit noting that Frost is a survivor, and that those skills will be essential in the upcoming tournament.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: After his true colors are revealed, he take the time to brag about how he's really an underground planet broker who start wars so he can buy planets cheaply before selling them again at a high price after he fixes them. And he did this in front of two God of Destructions. To make Frost's actions even more bold, he actually tries to trick Champa into supporting him, under the name of 'helping children'. Champa was ready to kill Frost on the spot, and only relents because Vegeta wanted to fight Frost and because he wants to show up Beerus. Keep in mind that even after he unlocked his Golden Super Mode, not even Frieza dared to piss Beerus off.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: With some clever tactics and his telekinesis, he manages to use Roshi's Mafuba technique against Vegeta and briefly seal him in a bottle. The only reason he didn't ring him out is because Roshi used the last of his energy to fire a ki blast and free Vegeta from the bottle.
  • Did You Just Scam Cthulhu?: He is almost successful in this when he makes everyone, except for Vados, believe that he's a Nice Guy who fights bad guys and protect children. If he wins the tournament for Champa, he will gain the God of Destruction's support in his charities. His true colors are only revealed after he's caught cheating by Jaco. Champa is so enraged from being deceived that he's ready to kill Frost.
  • Dirty Coward:
    • Very selfish and will resort to dirty tactics to get the job done. Even moreso, after getting defeated by Vegeta, he attempts to escape along with stealing the reward money. It didn't work out too well for him.
    • In the Tournament of Power he attacks Krillin from behind, ringing him out, and flees immediately before A18 attacks him. He later does the same with Vegeta.
  • Do Not Taunt Cthulhu: Subverted, but just barely. Champa was ready to kill him for embarrassing his universe and for trying to trick him when he learned that Frost is a planet broker. The only reason why Frost is still alive is because Vegeta wanted to beat him up during the tournament.
  • The Emperor: Said to be the emperor of Universe 6, but unlike Frieza is extremely benevolent. He is actually an underground space crimelord who uses his good reputation to hide his crimes.
  • Engineered Heroics: A big part of his planet broker operation is that the wars that he and his army stops are started by him ahead of time so he can put an end to them and get good publicity. He also gets to buy the planets he ruins at a cheap price and sells them for maximum profit.
  • Evil All Along: Pretends to be a hero, but is actually a con-artist and money-driven mercenary. He is not as evil in the manga.
  • Evil Counterpart: In a strange way, he is an evil Mr. Satan. They're both Glory Hounds and Fake Ultimate Heroes who used their fame to support their causes. Mr. Satan, although somewhat selfish, does have his heart in the right place and won't sacrifice others for his own benefit, even when directly threatened. He can also act brave when pressed and becomes a true hero in the process. Frost is an evil bastard who starts wars so he can play hero, buy the planet he ruins, put it back together, and then sell it at a high price. There is nothing heroic about Frost at all.
  • Evil Gloating: After he's outed as a villain, he openly gloats to everyone within hearing range, including Beerus and Champa, about how he's really an underground planet broker and how everyone fell for his act.
  • Expy:
    • In-universe, Vegeta labels him as the U6 version of Frieza. He definitely has a similar appearance, techniques, and speaking style, plus the exact same voice in the anime.
    • Frost shares similarities with Cooler as well, as both are the third best known member of Freeza's race.
  • Face Death with Dignity: When he believes Hit has come to kill him in Episode 91, Frost initially tries to lure Hit into a false sense of security before firing his needles at him. When that fails, he tries to fight him. When that fails, Frost lets out a resigned "damn it" and gives up, ready to accept death. Frieza, in this circumstance, would have probably tried to blow the planet up. Fortunately for Frost, however, Hit actually has different things in mind for him.
  • Famous Last Words: "What!? Amateur!? How dare you...! How dare you treat me like an amateur! DAMN YOU!" ...said to Frieza as he fires at him from out-of-bounds ...Zeno erases him on the spot without any hesitation or warning.
  • Foil:
    • To Mr. Satan. Both have good publicity and propaganda on their side to inflate their images. Both of them are also outclassed by more powerful fighters, but the difference is that while Mr. Satan is a well-intentioned buffoon, Frost is smarter but evil.
    • To Frieza. Both characters are powerful members of the same species, both are not above fighting dirty, both are shown to be extremely cruel and sociopathic Galactic Conquerors, and both end up as the Token Evil Teammate for their respective universes in the Tournament of Power. However their approaches are greatly differ from one another. Frieza is openly and blatantly evil being a Card-Carrying Villain who rules through intimidation and fear, while Frost is a Villain with Good Publicity who rules through charisma and manipulation. Frost is also much more mature when it comes to defeat than Frieza. While Frieza couldn't accept being defeated by Vegeta and decided to blow up the planet out of spite, Frost simply says a resigned "damn it" when it's clear that he can't beat Hit.]] Furthermore, Frost actually fights on the front lines with his men, whereas Frieza can't be bothered to dirty his own hands until literally his entire army has been destroyed.
    • During the Universal Survival saga, Frost and Frieza serve as foils to Zamasu and Goku Black. Both couples are alternate counterparts to each other, but while Zamasu and Black trusted each other as "kindred spirits", Frost and Frieza give the impression they would work together without any problems, but Frost is betrayed by Frieza, who was only manipulating him, and like Zamasu, it ends with Frost being erased from existence. This is especially true in the anime canon, since in the manga, it is implied Goku Black would betray Future Zamasu at one point or another.
    • Also during the Universal Survival saga, Frost and Frieza serve as foils to Cabba and Vegeta. Both Frost and Cabba looked up to and admire their idols, calling them Sempai and Master respectively, and clearly wanted to learn from them in order to become stronger. But where as Vegeta does show in his own way that he cares about his fellow Saiyan, and that his influence on Cabba made him a stronger person, Frieza has no qualms about betraying his fellow frost demon, and his influence on Frost made him more volatile - to the point that after the betrayal, Frost nearly broke the rules to attack him outside of the ring and gets erased for it.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Becomes this to his Universe 6 teammates upon The Reveal that he's Evil All Along. He's become a Broken Pedestal to Cabba, who genuinely trusted him as a hero after the two fought together in one of his many wars. Champa considered Frost's actions and true character shameful and wanted to destroy him for this until Vados reminded Champa of the imperative of beating Beerus for the Super Dragon Balls. Even with that in mind, Champa and no one else cares when he is defeated and Hit one shots him afterwards. Despite this, Magetta works with him in the Tournament of Power to take on Vegeta. Hell, not even Frieza likes him, calling him an amateur.
  • Friend to All Children: Is mentioned to take care of children left behind in the wake of his peace-keeping efforts. When Goku starts beating him, he says he can't stop fighting because he has to be an example for the children. Subverted when it turns out he was the one who was responsible for the wars that made so many of them orphans; but it's notable that while he is a crime boss like Frieza, he does not take sadistic joy in murdering children like his Universe 7 counterpart.
  • The Gift:
    • He learns to reflect Roshi's Mafuba after seeing it performed only once.
    • Frost's conversation with Frieza implies that Frost has never trained, or at least nowhere as hard, just like Frieza before his revival, as Frieza implies that Frost could have gained his own golden form through training. Considering that Frost's third form was more powerful than Frieza's fourth form was even after Frieza had trained for four months, one has to wonder how powerful Frost would have been if he did achieve a golden form, or even train all of his life like Goku has.
  • Glory Hound: He clandestinely starts wars that he finishes to garner sympathy and support for himself. This costs him dearly after the tournament. He is now a wanted fugitive for his actions. Thus, he willingly participates in the Tournament of Power so as to restore his reputation.
  • Good Colors, Evil Colors: Heroic characters in the series tend to be represented by red, blue, white, and gold. Frost plays with this since he's presented as a heroic character and has blue highlights with a blue battle aura, but is actually a self-centered conman who cheated his way into "legitimate" wealth with Engineered Heroics.
  • Good Counterpart: To Frieza, obviously, being a benevolent ruler (as Piccolo does not sense evil energy in him), a Spirited Competitor, and a Nice Guy. He runs his empire not to conquer the universe, but to stop wars, rebuild war-torn planets, help children, and doesn't want to use his full power since he can accidentally kill someone. He also fights on the front lines with his men instead of being an Orcus on His Throne. He is literally Frieza's polar opposite. Although it is later revealed that he's a dirty cheater who's pulling a facade to play everyone and get all the spoils.
  • The Good King: Friend to All Children, dedicated to protecting innocent lives, and trying to bring about universal peace by intervening in wars to protect innocent lives. All of it is a lie, and it's just part of his image. He's a space pirate who starts wars so he could publicly end them.
  • Graceful Loser: Not a very good one, but still slightly better than Frieza. In Episode 91, he tries to catch Hit off guard and uses his poisoned needles, but Hit easily overpowers him. He then closes his eyes and utters a low "damn it" and waits for Hit to execute him. This is a contrast to Frieza who would of had a Villainous Breakdown and would have tried to blow the planet up out of spite.
    • Zigzagged. in the Universe Survival Saga. While he's so angry at being betrayed by Frieza that he becomes the first combatant to try to attack from the stands, this is more the betrayal itself than the fact he was actually ringed out. Nonetheless, Zeno made sure he paid the price for trying. Though, in the manga, Frost doesn't even try to kill Frieza, rather than scream "Damn you" and look angry. While, normally this wouldn't be considered "graceful", his anime counterpart tried killing Frieza.
  • Greed: Whereas Frieza pursues power for the sadistic rush of crushing the dignity of those who are beneath him, Frost is a capitalist and realist whose raison d'être is the joy and satisfaction of possessing and acquiring extravagant amounts of monetary wealth. Though he does admit to Frieza that he does have an enjoyment of ruling by power, even if it's more subdued.
  • Hate Sink: One possible interpretation of him in the Universe Survival Saga, depending on how one interprets his motivations. The Zenos have Blue-and-Orange Morality, the Great Priest is similarly morally ambiguous, Frieza, despite how evil he is, is technically on the heroes side for the moment, and most of the fighters are just trying to save themselves and their universes. Along with Quitella, the Token Evil Teammate to the Gods of Destruction, Frost might serve the narrative purpose of giving the audience someone to truly root against, although in Frost's case it's slightly more ambiguous. For starters he might one of the only fighters, besides Frieza who does not care about his universe. While unlike Frieza, Frost seems to at least be loyal to his universe and might actually care, he still clearly prioritizes the fact that he needs to have his rep and record restored. Then he also does a number of things during the tournament that will definitely make viewers root for his opponents. He eliminates Krillin with a cowardly sneak attack despite clearly being way stronger than him anyway Note , and he tortures Master Roshi to the brink of death when the latter manages to tick him off.
  • Horned Humanoid: His first three forms are horned. However, he doesn't use them as a means of attack in his battle against Goku.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: He admires, respects, and most stupid of all, trusts FRIEZA of all people, someone Frost says is similar to himself, a lying traitor. No points for guessing how their partnership inevitably ends.
  • How the Mighty Have Fallen: Frost went from being the Emperor of Universe 6 who was seen as a universal hero, to being a wanted fugitive for war crimes. When Hits finds him, he sits huddled in an alleyway with only a worn cloth to protect him from the elements.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: He tries to hide his transformations and gauge Goku's strength in his base form. Since Goku knows Frieza's race has numerous transformations, he calls Frost on it. Even then, Frost still tries to hold back by only switching to his third form, but jumps to his final form when he realizes nothing less will stop Goku, in the manga. In the anime, Frost says he isn't trying to conserve his strength, but is holding back since he can't control his full power and accidentally killed someone in the past. He only transforms once he's sure Goku can handle it.
  • Ideal Hero: Frost comes off as this. He fights against bad guys across the universe, greatly regrets killing an evildoer in his final form (which is why he doesn't use it anymore), and runs a charity that supports children of war-torn worlds. The only reason why he's fighting for Champa's cause in the tournament is so he can gain Champa's support in his charity work. Which is all part of his facade. Frost is a greedy and selfish planet broker who causes the misery of said children since he starts wars so he can buy planets more cheaply.
  • Karmic Death: His erasure from existence is brought about by Frieza betraying him. Considering how he made a living tricking people into thinking he was their ally when he was actually the one hurting them, this is fitting.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: He gets hit with this big-time once his true colors are revealed during the tournament. He's knocked out with one punch by Vegeta, beaten up by Hit after trying to steal Champa's cube, and as of Episode 71, he's currently a fugitive on the run from the very people who once worshiped and loved him.
  • Lazy Bum: Frost is even more powerful than post training Frieza in equivalent forms despite not having trained himself. Because he doesn't train though, he's weaker than Frieza's golden form. Frieza implies that Frost could have become much stronger than him if he did train, but he doesn't.
  • Let's Fight Like Gentlemen: He simply tells Goku to give him everything he's got and doesn't resort to unfair levels of Combat Pragmatism, not even ones that would be permitted by the rules of the tournament such as using his horns in combat, unlike Frieza who was very fond of that tactic. All a facade, since Frost is willing to use underhanded tactics; he's just a lot more reasonable, merciful and civilized about it.
  • A Lighter Shade of Black: He falls into this in comparison to Frieza. While Frost may be a crime lord and con-artist who profiteers off war like Frieza used to do, he isn't a sadist. He is motivated mostly by money and respect, which although hardly noble, is very "human". It's how he achieves it that makes him evil. To his credit, however, he could have easily strong-armed a city into giving him a new base of power once he lost everything and/or tried to wage an universal war using what was left of his empire, but he instead lives on the streets and tries not to harm anyone despite his great power, even hiding from patrolling police officers when he could easily obliterate them with a flick of a wrist. When caught by Hit with no chance to escape, he chooses to silently accept his fate instead of blowing up the planet like Frieza whenever he is forced against the ropes. At the same time, this could be Pragmatic Villainy since any action on his part would cause the Saiyans, his former allies, to come after him. That said, he has no qualms about actually teaming up with Frieza, and if his sadistic torture of Roshi is any indication, Piccolo's concerns that Frost being more like Frieza after his defeat against Vegeta are more true then they thought. Lampshaded by Frieza, who betrays Frost and mocks him for believing that Frieza would team up with an "amateur" villain.
  • Mistaken Identity: Goku and Vegeta initially mistake him for Frieza. They are not too far off the mark.
  • Manipulative Bastard: It's implied that he only teamed up with Frieza to try and eliminate Universe 7 from the inside. It ends up backfiring.
  • Master Actor: Frost presents himself as a benevolent ruler who fights for the innocent, will only kill evildoers when no other choice is presented to him, refuses to use his true form out of fear of causing harm to others, is extremely polite and humble towards his opponent, and wants a clean match and, win or lose, nothing should be taking personally. According to the information presented at the tournament, he is fighting on Champa's team to get support for his charity work that helps children of war-torn planets. His story is so convincing that he gets Goku's own friends cheering for him and Champa feels bad for him since he has no real chance winning the entire tournament. Then it all turns out to be a big lie. Frost is a planet broker who start wars so he can buy and sell planets, and uses his good reputation to hide his crimes and gain powerful allies like the Saiyans. He also uses poison whenever he's about to lose, which is how he defeated Goku and Piccolo. When all this comes to light, Frost goes from polite and humble, to smug and boastful about how he played everyone.
  • Mind over Matter: Like his "evil" counterpart, Frost has impressive psychic abilities. He's even able to wrest control of Master Roshi's Dangerous Forbidden Technique away from him with his will alone.
  • Misery Builds Character: Hit states that being on the run for a very long time made Frost stronger to the point that Hit actually had to get serious for a moment to dodge Frost's poisoned tail.
  • Nice Guy: From what can be seen, he seems to be gentlemanly and sportsmanlike and, for all his power, doesn't seem to be overconfident or arrogant. Then again, when you are Frieza's Mirror Universe counterpart, it's hard to be anything but this. He even feels remorse for having killed an evil-doer by accident. The reason why he joined the competition in the first place was to obtain Champa's assistance in ending conflict in his universe. Even Bulma, Goku's oldest friend, Chi-Chi, his wife, and Champa, a boorish destroyer god, feel bad for the guy when he starts losing against Goku. Subverted when he reveals his true colors and all his supporters end up being supremely disappointed that it was too good to be true for Frieza to be "nice".
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: His poisoning of Goku ended up indirectly responsible for his team's defeat. If Goku managed to defeat him fairly, he would have been forced to fight against the entire Universe 6 team and be severely weakened against Hit and without any knowledge of his technique, leaving Goku at a disadvantage. If Goku lost, Piccolo would have been physically unable to challenge him & probably wouldn't be able to outsmart Hit using the tactics he did against Frost either, given the latter's thousand-year combat experience and Vegeta would have likely lost since he had no way of countering Hit's improving Time-Skip. With no Worthy Opponent at the tournament, Monaka would have been blown away by him, giving U6 the victory.
  • Not So Different: Despite being the Good Counterpart to Frieza, Frost's original plan for fighting Goku was to tackle the fight one transformation at a time just like how Frieza did on Namek. Subverted because Frost's reasons for not using his final form are very different from Frieza's. Also, re-inverted as he actually isn't good as he seems. He's a planet broker who buys and sells planets, just like Frieza. Those wars he stopped were actually started by him so he can buy the ruined planet cheaply, fix them up, and then sell them at a high price. When Beerus hears all this, he says word-for-word that this is the kind of business Frieza used to do. When the two finally meet, they instantly hit it off and strike up a Villain Team-Up.
  • Oh, Crap!: Has this several times.
    • When he realizes that he's not strong enough to take on Goku as a Super Saiyan.
    • When he sees Hit coming up towards him. That stare he gives in his eyes.
    • Subverted when Frieza betrays him. The dope doesn't realized what happened until longer after.
  • Opposing Sports Team: In the manga, where he lacks the villainous attributes of his anime counterpart but is still smug and dishonest. Cheating in the tournament was definitely bad form, but it's also not particularly vile, as nothing was as stake other than pride.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: Frost is extremely powerful, surpassing Frieza in his true form even after he trained to unlock all his latent strength. However, he lacks an ultimate transformation like Frieza and is beaten senseless by Goku who only uses his golden Super Saiyan form. He still wins after dazing Goku with poison, giving him the chance to kick Goku out of the ring. He proceeds to do the same with Piccolo.
  • Poison Is Evil: The first sign that he's actually not good as he seems.
  • Power Limiter: Much like Frieza, he has difficulty controlling his power in his true form. Unlike Frieza, he doesn't avoid using it out of pragmatism, but from guilt over needlessly killing an enemy. This is all a cover story to gain sympathy. He doesn't actually care who he has to hurt or kill to get his way.
  • Pragmatic Hero: In the manga, where despite not being evil he is still as underhanded as in the anime. In short, if an easier way or opportunity to handle a battle presents itself, Frost will take it, such as forging an alliance with Frieza.
  • Recruiting the Criminal: As bad as Frost is, he is still recruited to be part of the Universe 6 team for the Tournament Of Power.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Has red eyes. He is relatively strong, but unlike his Universe 7 counterpart, he is not malicious, or so we initially think. In truth, he's a planet broker just like his counterpart, Frieza.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Frieza's red. While Frost is calm, measured and polite even in the thick of battle and as his deceptions are pulled up from under his feet, Frieza's a raving psychotic prone to fits of rage and Villainous Breakdowns as soon as the tables even start to turn out of his favor. Their nature also reflects this, being that while Frost is more secretive in his plots to start wars, quash them and make himself look like a hero in the process, Frieza doesn't hide the fact that he's a colossal bastard and proud of it, starts and quashes his wars publicly (usually by annihilating the planet involved himself) while both uncaring and gleeful of the effect it has on his reputation. The difference in their MO is apparent: Frost is a Villain with Good Publicity masquerading as The Good King, while Frieza is an Ax-Crazy Caligula. Fittingly, Frost is mostly colored blue while Frieza is mostly associated with purple.
  • Revenge: He tries to seal Vegeta in a bottle to eliminate him as payback for defeating him in the previous tournament.
  • Sanity Has Advantages:
    • Compared to the utterly insane Frieza, Frost for all his cruelty and grievances appears to use his head and control his emotions rather than let them get the best of him in the heat of the moment and, for the most part, ends up much better off for it. Whereas Frieza literally gets himself killed months after his revival, Frost is able to survive for over a year as a fugitive upon losing everything he had. Even as a villain, Frost is mainly driven by profit and is a No-Nonsense Nemesis rather than enjoying wanton death and destruction and drawing out fights.
    • In a cross-canon example, Manga Frost being relatively sane and heroic compared to his anime counterpart means he isn't stupid enough to get himself erased by trying to attack Frieza from the stands.
  • Sanity Slippage: The Universe Survival Saga shows that the loss of his empire, being forced to go on the run, and Frieza's corrupting influence are starting to have an effect on him and he's beginning to take on some of Frieza's traits such as his sadism, shown when he tortures Roshi with a Beam Spam while Laughing Mad.
  • Save the Villain: Notably, Frost's failure to do this while he was using his final form, in which he struggles to control his power, have left him hesitant to use it again. Given what he's really like, this "excuse" may simply be a way to garner sympathy from his listeners.
  • Sempai/Kohai: With Frieza, whom Frost admires. He becomes Frieza's student for all of five minutes before Frieza inevitably betrays him.
  • Slasher Smile: Gives one to Champa after Champa tells him that he'll forgive him if he defeats Vegeta. In the Universal Survival Arc, he makes an even bigger one when he gets Vegeta's attention by shooting him from behind.
  • Smoke Out: In the Tournament of Power, he uses a ki blast to create a large smoke cloud, hiding himself from Android 18 before she could attack him. He later does this with Vegeta.
  • Smug Snake: Another sign that Frost may not be as good as he is. He does a smug smirk around his first appearance, subtly hinting that he's not as good as he presents himself, and does a few while he's using his poison. Before the start of his match against Vegeta he gloats about how he's going to defeat Vegeta in the cruelest way possible, only to be knocked out of the ring in a single blow.
  • Slowly Slipping Into Evil: Invoked in the manga, Piccolo suggests that, after he is defeated, that Frost will become more and more like Frieza as time passes. During the Universal Survival Arc, he seems to have no qualms teaming up with Frieza, and occasionally makes ominous expressions. However, its still ambiguous whether this is genuine or simply trying to get on Frieza's good side.
  • The Sociopath: Frost is almost as terrible as Frieza. He shows no remorse or empathy about starting wars that kill millions and then plays hero before selling the planets he destroys for profit, making him a classic Bitch in Sheep's Clothing. He uses his Nice Guy facade to gain powerful supporters for his cause like the Saiyans and uses his resources to help the children of the people he indirectly murdered. He even tries to manipulate the God of Destruction to his cause, who was completely fooled by Frost's entire act. To top it all off, when he is caught, he brags about what he has done, all with a smug smile on his face. While not as cruel and sadistic as Frieza, he is just as dangerous because since he rules through charm instead of fear, it's harder to see him for the scheming snake that he is.
  • So Last Season: Especially in the manga with its clearer power-scaling. He's the self-proclaimed emperor of the universe and the most powerful being in U6 when he debuts besides Hit, Champa, and Vados, without using his true form's power. Despite that, his level is rather unimpressive to the protagonists at this point. His Assault Form is only slightly stronger than Goku's base (heavily implied in the Battle of Gods arc to still be below Namek Frieza), while his final form is between Goku's base and Super Saiyan. He has a lot of trouble fighting Piccolo and would have lost if he didn't cheat, even though Piccolo at this point is one of the weakest protagonists, only above the human characters. A full-force Super Saiyan Vegeta takes him down with one hit.
  • Spikes of Doom: Frost has these on his hands, which can cause opponents to get dizzy and pass out. He uses this when he knows he's at a disadvantage, especially against Goku and Piccolo, and they're only brought to light when Jaco notices something's up.
  • Stupid Evil: Instead of dumping the bottle containing a trapped Vegeta off the side and being done with it, he decides to torture Master Roshi, giving him the opportunity to unseal Vegeta and turn the fight back in their favor.
  • Super Mode: Frost has the same set of transformations as Frieza does, minus Frieza's Golden Super Mode. Like Frieza, his transformations are not there to power him up like a Super Saiyan, but to suppress his true power. After seeing Frieza turn golden during the Tournament of Power, he asks him how to transform into that. Frieza has him use his 100% bulky form, then blasts him out of the ring while he's distracted.
  • Superpower Lottery: He is stronger than Frieza with his normal transformations even after Frieza trains for four months to unlock all his latent power. In fact he only needs his third form to fight evenly with an untransformed Goku, who was more powerful than Frieza's fourth form even before his three to four years of added training. He only falls behind Frieza because he doesn't have an ultimate form like the tyrant. Which does makes sense when you consider that Frieza only gained his Golden Frieza form out of revenge and his hurt pride, while Frost goes out of his way not to hurt people and wouldn't want to become stronger unless it was to help people, which is why he's siding with Champa in the tournament. Turns out that Frost is more willing to utilize underhanded tactics to win rather than train. He just hasn't met someone in his Universe to give him the incentive to train as hard as Frieza did.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: In the sense that he doesn't get himself erased from the stands in the manga due to not trying to attack Frieza. Wether or not the trope fully applies depends on if Universe 6 as a whole lasts longer in the manga than they did in the anime.
  • Spirited Competitor: From what is seen, he seems to be a good sport, even telling U7 that no one should take any of these fights personally. All part of the facade. When he's busted and booed, he doesn't really care.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Trying to break the rules in the Tournament of Power while every single god is in attendance? Not exactly his smartest move, even if he was too enraged to think. Zeno wipes him out on the spot before he can even try.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Hit says that Frost has gotten stronger while being on the run, as he admits that he had to get serious for a moment to dodge Frost's attacks. And since this comes from the best assassin in Universe 6 and a guy that can match a Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Goku, it is quite a praise. In the tournament proper, Frost manages to fight Super Saiyan Vegeta one-on-one for brief bouts, rather than being beaten in one punch. This is a case of Adaptational Badass on the anime's part, as he's not noted to have gotten noticeably stronger in the manga (it's unknown if this was in Toriyama's original draft).
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Maybe. When Hit comes to recruit him for the Tournament of Power, Frost displays some un-Frieza-ish traits such as accepting imminent death and acknowledging he could never beat Hit. He also says he sees the tournament as a chance to restore his honor. Whether he's honest or just trying to rebuild his image is left ambiguous.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Also maybe. By the time of the Universal Survival Saga Frost is willing to cooperate with Frieza, and shows a more sadistic tendency. compared to before, even torturing Master Roshi when the latter pushes him too far. That being said, he appears squarely loyal to his own Universe and his teaming with Frieza is seemingly out of genuine respect and admiration for the latter's power and skill and eagerness to learn these skills.
  • Token Evil Teammate: To the Universe 6 team in the anime. Cabba is a hero, Botamo and Magetta are neutral, and Hit is a Noble Demon. Frost is a mass murdering underground planet broker with no redeeming qualities, though the manga version of Frost isn't as bad. In the Universe Survival Saga, Champa still wants him to fight for Universe 6 again (with Hit recruiting him).
  • Token Heroic Orc: Notably he is the first member of Frieza's race shown not to be evil in canon material, although Toriyama has called Frieza and his father unusually cruel for their species thanks to their mutation. A few appeared in Dragonball Xenoverse and Dragonball Heroes, but those are, respectively, dubiously canon and non-canon. Episode 34 shows that he's just as evil as Frieza; it seems members of his race who become unnaturally strong also turn out bad in the end.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Frost thinks he will have an easy time with Vegeta since he is allowed to use his poison needle trick and kill Vegeta during their match. He obviously never considers that Vegeta can transform like Goku and he goes down with one punch. Also earlier, he fights Piccolo with kid gloves since he knows he is much stronger and can accidentally kill Piccolo if he isn't careful. It almost costs him the match when Piccolo completely outsmarts him and he calls Frost out for underestimating him. He only wins by poisoning Piccolo.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Frost is a very powerful fighter from U6, able to push back base form Goku in just his third form where a post-trained Frieza was overwhelmed even in his true form. However, according to him, he does not have complete control of his full power, and accidentally killed an evildoer with it. That is why he never uses his true form, only choosing to use his third transformation. He only changes his mind once he sees that Goku won't die if he goes all out. Given the revelation about Frost's true nature, however, it is suspect about how true all of this is, especially since we never actually see him lose control of his power.
  • Villainous Breakdown: After Frieza betrays him and mocks him as an amateur, Frost loses his temper and tries to blast Frieza from the stands. Zeno erases him on the spot for trying to break the rules.
  • Villain Respect: A fairly mild example but he does praise Roshi on his Evil Containment Wave technique, calling it a wonderful attack.
  • Villain Team-Up: With Frieza during the Universe Survival Arc. It doesn't last very long.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: In terms of publicity, he's almost equal to Mr. Satan. However, the "villain" part comes in from the fact that he's actually a space pirate who's not afraid of playing dirty to bend things to his favor. Plus, he's admitted to starting wars on many worlds just so he can get this said publicity.
  • Walking Spoiler: It's best not to look at Frost's entry if you haven't watched the Champa saga, as he's initially presented as a good character, yet he is just a Villain with Good Publicity.
  • Warm-Up Boss: He is this to Goku since he can beat back Goku in his normal form just using his third transformation. However, he gets utterly curb stomped by Super Saiyan Goku. To make it worse, Goku even refers to him as a warm-up. He only wins by poisoning Goku and he later gets one-shotted by Vegeta. His victory over Goku is also negated since Beerus finds the poison wound on Goku's palm, which allows him back into the tournament.
  • Weak, but Skilled: More in the context of the Super manga than the anime, "weak" being strictly relative to the tournament. While he ends up being one of his team's weaker fighters in terms of pure power, he is noted by Vados to be the most skilled hand-to-hand fighter in Universe 6, in the manga since no such claim exists in the anime. During his bout with Goku in the manga, he comments on how lightweight fighters, such as himself in his first form, need a different fighting style from larger, imposing fighters. In the anime proper, he is the third strongest fighter on the U6 team since he is stronger than Botamo who never even touch Goku and Cabba can only match Vegeta's base form before ascending to Super Saiyan while Frost's third transformation overwhelms Goku's base (granted Goku wasn't really trying either). However, he is weaker than Magetta who can tank hits from Super Saiyan Vegeta and even withstand the Final Flash, while Hit demolishes Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta.
    • Though this is also played straight in the anime version of the Universal Survival Arc, as he primarily relies on his cunning and dirty tactics over power to take out his opponents, as shown with Krillin and Vegeta.
  • World's Strongest Man: Is said to be the strongest in hand-to-hand combat, at least according to the manga. Ends up being a Dirty Coward who uses underhanded tactics as a way to win against foes, though he's still amongst his universe's best and briefly pressured Hit, the real strongest mortal, when the latter came to recruit him for the Tournament of Power.
  • Worthy Opponent:
    • He claims he is glad to have met Goku since since he can finally fight all out without worrying about killing someone. He could be lying given that he is a Consummate Liar.
    • He also genuinely commends Master Roshi for his creating the very useful Evil Containment Wave. Seeing how he uses said technique to almost eliminate Vegeta and beats Roshi to a pulp,this isn't necessarily a good thing.


Cabba (キャベ, Kyabe)
Click here to see him as a Super Saiyan 
Click here to see him as a Super Saiyan 2 
Voiced by (Japanese): Daisuke Kishio
Voiced by (English): Clifford Chapin
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish): Emilio Rafael Treviño note 

"Master, I shall fight without forgetting my pride as a Saiyan!"

A Saiyan from Universe 6 chosen by Champa to fight for him in the Universe 6 Tournament. Considered The Ace of the Sadala Defense Force and one of his race's best warriors. He fights Vegeta in the tournament and is the fourth opponent overall.

During his fight with Vegeta, he is taught how to transform into a Super Saiyan, and starts to declare Vegeta his master, much to the latter denial. He promised Vegeta to introduce him to Planet Sadala and its king one day.

  • The Ace: He is the ace of the Saiyan Elite Unit, the Sadala Defense Force, according to his mentor Renso. While Overshadowed by Awesome by the standards of Goku, Vegeta or Hit, he was able to go toe to toe with base form Vegeta during the tournament between both universes. Even Caulifla holds him in high regard, especially after her transformation.
    Caulifla: Wow. Feels like I'm getting stronger by the second. I bet I could defeat you like this now.
    Cabba: [while sweating] You're more right about that than you know.
  • Adaptational Badass: During the recruitment arc of the Tournament of Power, Cabba goes to enlist Caulifla's help in the upcoming tournament. In the anime, he doesn't even attempt to fight Caulifla and is made out to look weaker than both her and Kale, with the latter almost killing him after she went berserk. In the manga however, Cabba is given a far more dominant role as he easily trounces Caulifla once he turns Super Saiyan and earns her respect enough to convince to join the tournament.
    • Zig-Zagged however, as during the actual tournament Cabba never manages to achieve Super Saiyan 2. However he arguably goes out in a more dignified manner, sacrificing himself to put the Potara earring on Kale's ear and throw her back into the ring before his universe's most powerful player got rung out, creating Kefla in the process.
  • Adaptational Curves: Downplayed Trope, but still present in the manga. Cabba in the anime is drawn as a really slender guy, following Toriyama's actual style, while Toyotarō draws him with more muscle, especially in his legs. Compare Cabba here with the cover of the manga (Damn, he has legs).
  • Adaptational Intelligence: A downplayed example. In the manga, Cabba is aware of the Saiyans having tails in the past, while in the anime, he is puzzled by the thought.
  • A Death in the Limelight: Non-lethal version. After being Out of Focus during the Tournament of Power, episode 112 focuses entirely on him, his promise to Vegeta of taking him to meet Planet Sadala, and trying to defeat Monna in order to protect Caulifla and Kale. Said episode also has him obtaining Super Saiyan 2. After that, however, Frieza takes him out fueled by pure sadism.
  • Anime Hair: Sports a hairstyle similar to Gohan's during the Buu Saga.
  • Badass Adorable: In short stature, kind-heart, shyness towards women and good-manners, Cabba's character design style is closer to that of an "adorable little brother" archetype from a Shoujo Anime... in power on the other hand he is blow for blow a match for Vegeta.
  • Badass Baritone: He has a surprisingly deep voice when angry/serious, especially when factoring in his tiny frame. Though most of the time it is still soft and gentle, befitting the "sweet little brother" character type of his design.
  • Beat Them at Their Own Game: The entire reason Cabba was chosen to take part in the tournament. Champa saw that Beerus had Goku and Vegeta, so he went to find some powerful Saiyans of his own.
  • Berserk Button: Threaten those dear to him.
    • During the Tournament between Beerus and Champa, Cabba was pretty much willing to give up during his fight with Vegeta. However, Vegeta threatening to blow up Planet Sadala and kill his family was his limit, and allowed him to turn Super Saiyan.
    • What made him angry enough to go Super Saiyan 2 was Monna insulting Vegeta as well as Caulifla and Kale, while also threatening to dispatch them after she dealt with him. Both Monna and Frieza's threats to attack Caulifla and Kale made him furious.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: He like all Saiyans aged slower than humans, staying in their prime until they're eighty. He can also transform into a Super Mode.
  • Blood Knight: Although the Saiyans in U6 are not Space Pirates like their U7 counterparts, they are still considered a warrior race who loves to fight. They just use their power to protect people from evil instead of terrorizing them, much like Goku.
  • Broken Pedestal: He is surprised and heartbroken when he learns that Frost was Evil All Along, and used him and the other Saiyans to do his dirty work.
  • Bully Hunter: The Saiyans of U6 are an entire race of this. Cabba is horrified when he hears that the Saiyans in U7 used to steal planets. When Vegeta tries to justify it as natural since the Saiyans are a warrior race, Cabba counters that as a warrior race they shouldn't be stealing planets since the Saiyans in his universe fight against such people.
  • Didn't See That Coming: He is shocked when he sees Super Saiyan Goku during the match against Botamo. He has never heard of a Super Saiyan before, let alone seen one. He didn't even know Saiyans could transform.
  • Dub Name Change: Played with. His name is rendered as "Kyabe" on the Latin American Spanish dub, but that's the pronunciation of "Cabba" in the original Japanese, anyway.
  • Edible Theme Naming: Like other Saiyans, Cabba's name is a pun on a vegetable, "cabbage" in this case.
  • Famous Last Words: "Master Vegeta, good luck to you." before getting erased. This greatly impacts Vegeta and it makes Vegeta take his anger out on Katopesla.
  • Fragile Speedster: Is very fast and can pack a punch, but tires easily and seemed to have a hard time against Vegeta's more brutish fighting style. One gut-punch from a Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta knocks him out entirely.
  • Foil: Cabba and his relationship with Vegeta brings to mind other characters.
    • Cabba and Vegeta relationship at first glance is similar to that of Piccolo and Gohan, but, the devil lies in the details: when Piccolo took on Gohan, he was still a villain who wished to conquer the world, while Gohan served as his Morality Pet to slowly change him. Cabba, however, doesn't really change anything but allowed a reformed Vegeta show how much he had improved as a character in the way he treats another Saiyan (especially since Cabba shares the same name pun as Nappa). Their relationship is also more distant, with Vegeta being the equivalent of a wise warrior who taught Cabba something he will never forget, while Piccolo is more of a father figure to Gohan.
    • If you want to expand it, to Tarble. Both are kind-hearted Saiyans who admire Vegeta, but Tarble was a grown adult considered a weakling whom Vegeta doesn't even have an interest in, while Cabba is a young Saiyan and considered among the strongest of his race (he could hold his own against base form Vegeta for a while), and Vegeta treats him as a disciple... in his own way, mind you.
  • The Gift: Cabba is very powerful for a Saiyan who has no Godly ki. He is able to fight evenly with Vegeta while they are both in base form, despite Vegeta having obtained Godly ki through training with Whis. Vegeta actually admits Cabba could surpass him, and even encourages him to do so.
  • Golden Super Mode: Notably lacks the ability to go Super Saiyan. At first, anyway. Vegeta manages to help him awaken it during their fight. He gets Super Saiyan 2 during the Universal Survival Saga.
    Cabba: This... this is Super Saiyan, the power awoken from intense anger... Vegeta... he was saying those horrible things to stir up these feelings in me. I'll remember what he taught me, and fight with everything I have!
  • Good Counterpart:
    • Somewhat implied to be the Universe 6 version of Vegeta, given their shared fighting stance and the fact that their techniques are similar. Cabba even uses a ki blast that is basically identical in appearance to Vegeta's signature Galick Gun. That said, he does mention to Vegeta that the Saiyans' king is a very proud man who reminds him of him.
    • He also qualifies as a semi-counterpart to Nappa. Both Cabba and Nappa have their names derived from "cabbage" (the English word for the former, a type of a Chinese cabbage for the latter). In the manga, Vegeta even prepares to kill Cabba with the same move he used to kill Nappa in DBZ (only he isn't really trying to kill him, but instead get Cabba angry enough to become a Super Saiyan). Not to mention that Nappa was subservient to Vegeta - the Saiyan prince - and in the anime Cabba mentions that Vegeta's pride is similar to the U6 King of the Saiyans, implying that Cabba is subservient to him. Also interesting to note is that the way Vegeta treats Cabba is completely the reverse of the way he treated Nappa: where Vegeta eventually deemed Nappa not worthy of living and killed him while they were fighting for the same cause, Vegeta actually goes out of his way to be sporting and encouraging to Cabba during their match against each other.
  • Heel Realization: While he was never even remotely evil, Cabba never realized he was being used for evil until the tournament by Frost. Afterwards, he tells the authorities everything about Frost's true colors, making him a wanted fugitive.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: He briefly spouts a line with this in mind (before attempting to rile up Kale), leaning more towards his inability to effectively insult others:
    Cabba: I, the unworthy Cabba, shall taunt you!
  • The Knights Who Say "Squee!": He's a well regarded celebrity and hero throughout Universe 6, and after Beerus and Champa's tournament he looks up to Vegeta and calls him "Teacher". He also looked up to Frost before it was revealed that Frost was a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: He tries to surrender while Vegeta is beating him up. This makes Vegeta angrier, who berates him for giving up. Vegeta then changes tack to find his Berserk Button.
  • Meaningful Name: Cabba comes from the same pun as Nappa, Vegeta's bodyguard and sidekick during his Planet Trade days. Knowing the stark contrast between the two's interactions with Vegeta helps demonstrate the change in the Saiyan prince's character, as well as the difference between Universe 6 and 7's Saiyan cultures.
  • More Expendable Than You: He fights Monna in place of Caulifla because Caulifla and Kale stand a much better chance of winning the tournament once they're rested than he does. Which is later revealed to be due to them being the trump card via the Potara Fusion.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Has exactly no sign of muscle or toning on his entire body, but is considered to be one of the strongest warriors in Universe 6. He doesn't disappoint, except for the fact that he's unable to transform originally. Once Vegeta pretended to threaten the livelihoods of those he love, Cabba unlocked his Super Saiyan transformation in a fit of anger.
  • Nice Guy: Is actually rather pleasant and peaceful, gladly explaining things about Universe 6 Saiyans to Vegeta, and even agreeing to let him see the Saiyan Homeworld in Universe 6 one day. It's even difficult for him to say mean things in general, as seen when trying to make Caulifla angry enough to go Super Saiyan - Cabba can barely say the (rather mild) insults period, let alone with sincerity or actual harshness. When he's truly angry however, you can expect these traits to fly out the window, as seen against Vegeta (briefly) and Monna.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Aside from his hairstyle, he physically looks quite different than just about every other Saiyan seen in the series. Despite his definite fighting prowess, he's almost completely devoid of muscle definition, far thinner the U7's Saiyans like Vegeta's brother Tarble, or Trunks and Goten who are human-hybrid children. Also notable, his eyes are in a thin design similar to Android's 17 and 18 that, while have been seen on Saiyans in the past, were never before seen on a Super Saiyan.
  • Odd Friendship: A Bully Hunter who is friends with the leader of a gang of delinquents. That isn't even including his relationship with Vegeta.
  • Off-Model: In the anime, there is a inconsistency with Cabba's eyebrows. As you can see above, Cabba's eyebrows inexplicably grow once he turns Super Saiyan, which shouldn't happen. The manga doesn't have this inconsistency.
  • Older Than They Look: Cabba's age has never been clarified, but he looks to be around 10 or 12 years old. In reality, he is an adult, as he is part of the defense forces for his planet, has taken part in wars and one of the strongest fighters in his universe, and can drive a space ship, things you won't let a kid do.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: One of the strongest warriors of Universe 6, and can go toe to toe with Vegeta in his base form, even after his years training in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber and with Whis. However, he falls behind compared to Vegeta and Goku since he can't transform even into a basic Super Saiyan until Vegeta shows him how. In the Universal Survival Saga, minutes after teaching Caulifla and Kale how to transform into Super Saiyans, both gain even more powerful forms. They didn't even know that those forms even existed. He does figure out how to access Super Saiyan 2 during the Tournament of Power, but takes heavy damage before doing so and is easy pickings for Frieza, who even against Super Saiyan 2 only felt the need to power up to his Golden form to No-Sell his attacks and ring him out.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: He is a Saiyan who is very small in stature. He is shorter than Vegeta and is around the same height of Frost's first form. At the same time, he is also one of the strongest fighters in Universe 6, able to go toe-to-toe with Vegeta's base form and evenly matches Vegeta's Super Saiyan form after he ascends. According to Xenoverse 2, Cabba is as tall as GT Pan, who we need to remind you is only 10 years old.
  • Punch! Punch! Punch! Uh Oh...: After accidentally awakening Kale's Berserker form, Cabba desperately has to defend himself against her bloodthirst. At one point, after blocking Berserk Kale's furry of blows, he tries to retaliate with a strong punch into her chest. It doesn't help in the slightest, leaving him open to a fully charged counterattack.
  • Skilled, but Naïve: Being a Saiyan, he's a natural fighting prodigy. He's even able to keep up with Vegeta before he transforms, and this is after Vegeta had trained with both Goku and Whis. However it's pretty clear he doesn't have anywhere near the battle experience that Goku or Vegeta have, not even being able to use the Super Saiyan transformation, an ascension that Goku, Vegeta and their sons learned and mastered years before they met Cabba. However, part of that is because Cabba didn't even know that such a thing as Super Saiyan even existed. Once he does, he quickly becomes one himself and is able to maintain it better than Vegeta and Gohan when they first transformed.
  • Superpower Lottery: He's a minor example. Although he was unable to go Super Saiyan initially, his base form is equal to Vegeta, after he has been training with Whis and trained in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber for three years, which makes him many times stronger than the next strongest Saiyan, Gohan. After Vegeta beats him up and pushes him to his Rage Breaking Point, he ascends to Super Saiyan, and during his battle with Monna, hitting it again lets him reach Super Saiyan 2.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute:
    • He bears a passing resemblance to Tarble, Vegeta's little brother from the OVA Dragon Ball: Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!!, and even shares the "little brother-big brother" dynamic with Vegeta, with Cabba acting more or less like a stand-in for him in Super.
    • While he still has his own quirks, during the Universal Survival saga of the anime, Cabba starts to share traits associated with Gohan. Being the mentor of a Hot-Blooded girl (Like Gohan with Videl), a rude mentor (Vegeta instead of Piccolo), and turning Super Saiyan 2, and during his Day in the Limelight, sharing some visual shots associated with Gohan in both occasions he gained a new power. Makes you wonder if he, by any chance, is Gohan's Alternate Self.
  • Teach Him Anger: When he asks Vegeta to teach him the Super Saiyan transformation, Vegeta threatens him and his family until his anger finally grows enough to trigger it. He tries this for Caulifla, but he's too nice and she's already short-tempered, so he resorts to a technical explanation. Both then try to repeat this tactic when teaching Kale on how to hone in on her Super Saiyan potential. The results are a bit too effective.
  • The Unchosen One: Gives off this impression once the other two Saiyans on his team appear: while he's certainly strong, there's nothing much special about Cabba compared to Caulifla and Kale's latent talent. Vegeta probably could have taught them how to transform as well; he simply happened to meet him first and ask about it. Even after unlocking Super Saiyan 2, he's still weaker than both Caulifla and Kale since Caulifla and Cabba both believed that she could defeat him if they both fought as Super Saiyans, and Kale is much stronger than Caulifla.
  • Tranquil Fury: After getting pushed to the breaking point by Monna's sadistic taunting, he proceeds to go Super Saiyan 2 and unleash a nasty Curb-Stomp Battle to her before blasting her out of the ring without uttering a single word, and with only a livid Death Glare to show that he is utterly furious.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Cabba is already a badass since he is able to match Vegeta's base form even after he trained with Whis for almost two years and got an additional three years of training inside the Hyperbolic Time Chamber. He, however, falls behind Vegeta since he can't become a Super Saiyan, not even knowing that the form existed until he saw Goku transform. After Vegeta purposely pushes him to his Rage Breaking Point he ascends and gives Super Saiyan Vegeta a run for his money. He is then one-shotted by Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta to show how much farther he can go and the levels he can achieve if he trains hard enough. In episode 112, he unlocks the Super Saiyan 2 form.
  • Vague Age: Cabba's age is never said during the series, but he appears to be older than he looks. By all accounts, he was considered The Ace of the Sadala Force, and is able to drive a space-ship as a soldier, things that a kid wouldn't be able to do, but by Saiyans' standards, this is unknown. Xenoverse 2's Tournament of Champa saga had many lines of dialogue from Trunks stating him as "full of potential" and young, meaning he can't be older than 16. note 
  • Unstoppable Rage: Briefly when he turns Super Saiyan for the first time and in that space of time manages to keep up with Vegeta despite him being in the same transformation.
  • We Help the Helpless: Like all Universe 6 Saiyans, Cabba isn't a planet thief, he is a hero who saves other people from evil. He makes it a point to say that since the Saiyans are a warrior race, they should use their power to protect people, not steal planets.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Unlike the other Saiyans of his universe, Cabba lacks the raw power and rage that fuels Kale, while not having the same raw talent that Caulifla has. However, while he is not as strong as they, Cabba is shown to be quite skilled in combat, having the training of the Sadala Forces to help him stand against Vegeta, and other more powerful fighters. Renso even refers to him as being very skilled and he was able to do well in the Tournament of Power.
  • What the Hell, Hero?:
    • He has this reaction when Vegeta nonchalantly reveals that the Saiyans in U7 stole a planet when they destroyed their original homeworld with in-fighting. When Vegeta says it's normal since they're a warrior race, Cabba shoots back that is exactly why they shouldn't be stealing planets.
    • He has another one after he finds out that Frost has been cheating by poisoning his opponents. He then finds out this is Frost's true character.


Hit (ヒット, Hitto)
Voiced by (Japanese): Kazuhiro Yamaji
Voiced by (English): Matthew Mercer (Super, FighterZ), Aaron Roberts (Xenoverse 2)
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish): Idzi Dutkiewicz
Voiced by (European Spanish dub): José Manuel Seda
Voiced by (Brazilian Portuguese): Francisco Júnior
Voiced by (French dub): Antoine Nouel

"Combat is craft. What matters most is not raw power but the skill by which you hone it."

Universe 6's greatest hitman, who was chosen as part of Champa's team against Beerus's in the Universe 6 Tournament. He fights Vegeta and Goku in the tournament and is the last opponent overall. After the tournament, he was the main antagonist of an anime-only mini arc, where he was paid by a mysterious client to kill Goku.

  • The Ace: He is said to be the strongest fighter from Universe 6 and is a legendary assassin who never fails to kill his target, giving him the nickname, The Flawless Hit. He definitely lives up to his reputation since he easily decimates Vegeta who was fighting as a Super Saiyan Blue without Vegeta even touching him once. He also has the ability to skip time by a fraction of a second, effectively leaving the rest of the universe standing still and allowing him to attack with impunity for brief period. He even one-ups himself by showing that he can improve while he fights, taking his Time-Skip technique to ever-increasing durations to counter Goku, and even though he lost in the end, he is one of the only fighters in the Tournament of Power that could put up something of a fight against Jiren. He's also fought Goku three times and won the first two, actually killing Goku with a single blow in the second, only for the third to end in a draw as both fighters collapse in exhaustion.
  • Achilles' Heel: His Time-Skip is ineffective against those who are significantly more powerful than him. This is directly stated in the manga, and implied in the anime, with a Kaio-ken boosted Goku and Jiren breaking free of his techniques, albeit with some effort.
  • Adaptational Personality Change:
    • Downplayed, but Hit is somewhat more cocky in the manga than he is in the anime. In the anime he is usually The Stoic who would occasionally make a small smile whenever he fights Goku. In the manga, he is far more expressive, making cocky grins and losing his composure more often when he is on the losing edge.
    • In the manga he places a lot more focus on physical strength instead of fighting techniques. During the manga's version of the Tournament of Power, he even tells Goku that he believes that true power comes from honing a body's strength rather than relying on his Time-Skip to fight. This is the opposite of his anime counterpart, who believes that improving his Time-Skip techniques is the best way to counter stronger opponents.
  • Adaptational Wimp: In the manga, his Time-Skip is ineffective against a fully powered Super Saiyan Blue, whereas this was not the case in the anime. Likewise, he never improves his Time-Skip ability and Goku never has to use the Kaio-ken in their match. As he helpfully tells us, his power in the manga is higher than SSG but lower than SSB, while in the anime, he's strong enough to fight Goku at SSB and take hits from Goku's SSB Kaio-ken x10, but it's still his ever-improving Time-Skip that allows him to make up for the power gap. He comes back stronger in the manga's Tournament of Power, but even then, he only seems to be around Goku's "completed" SSB. In the manga equivalent of his fight against Jiren, his "Time Cage" ability also didn't really stop Jiren, as Jiren was only fighting at a small fraction of his power. By contrast in the anime, he manages to actually trap Jiren in the Time Cage for a small amount of time, and Jiren has to actually put effort in to power through it. He performed better against Jiren then Goku did in his first fight.
  • Adaptive Ability: Hit is able to improve his Time-Skip technique on the fly in response to whoever he's fighting.
  • Alien Blood: His blood is purple.
  • Ambiguously Evil: Standoffish, serious-faced, and initially presented and advertised as being dark and dangerous, yet the first person he seems to take issue with is Frost when he attempts to escape from the tournament after Vegeta easily beats him. At any rate, he's a confirmed mercenary and hitman so he obviously doesn't have much problem with taking lives. However, it's worth noting he doesn't try to kill Goku a second time after succeeding once, implying he likes Goku, or at least respects him.
  • Always Someone Better:
    • He hands Vegeta a crushing defeat without even trying. This is after Vegeta beats three of the five fighters from U6.
    • He is on the receiving end of this from Jiren, who defeats him and rings him out in the Tournament of Power. Hit still put up a dignified fight though.
  • Arc Villain: Hit counts as this in his during a two-part Breather Episode where he's hired by a mysterious employer to assassinate Goku. Somewhat averted as Goku really wanted to fight Hit, so he asked Whis to ask Vados to hire Hit.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Hit is able to break down his opponent's movements, gaining an understanding of them and formulating a plan on how to defeat them. He adapts to Goku's fighting style, even mimicking it, as Goku does the same to him. Against Dypso, he slowly figures out how the speedster is anticipating his movements and turns it to his advantage.
  • Badass Baritone: When voiced by Matthew Mercer.
  • Badass Arm-Fold: Often seen doing this, with some games even having this as his idle animation.
  • Badass Boast: In Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, Hit will say a boast to the Time Patroller, and the ones with the Earthling and Frieza's (Frost?) clan patrollers are the most interesting.
    Hit: [to an Earthling] I have lived for 1,000 years... you short-lived creatures cannot imagine the breadth of my experience.
    Hit: [to a Frieza's clan patroller] You appear to be the same race as Frost. In that case, you won't last long...
    • His infamous line when chosen in Xenoverse 2 is this. He says, "Time to make the donuts.", which is old slang for "Time to go to work." In other words, Hit is indirectly reminding the player that killing people is little more than a casual day job for him.
  • Badass Longcoat: Wears one that goes down to his knees. Unlike many examples, his actually serves a practical purpose, at least in the manga: He deliberately hides his legs from his opponent by placing his hands inside his pockets and adjusting his coat, in order to make his Time-Skip even more unpredictable.
  • Batman Gambit: Hit fakes powering up into a Super Mode to bait Goku into attacking him head-on. In actuality, Hit just increased the duration of his Time-Skp technique.
  • Beat Them at Their Own Game: He manages to do this against Goku. Part of what makes the Saiyans so powerful, especially Goku, is their ability to adapt and grow stronger as they fight. Hit proves that he too can improve in the middle of a fight by constantly improving his Time-Skip technique each time Goku adapts to it.
  • Beneath the Mask: Most of Universe 6 knows Hit as a Consummate Professional Killer, but get him into a situation where he actually has to put in an effort to achieve his goals, and the mask drops to reveal a Challenge Seeker who has been stuck in a Victory Is Boring rut for centuries.
  • Boring, but Practical: Unlike the Saiyans, the Frieza Race or most other highly-powerful combatants seen up to his introduction, Hit has no Super Mode or any way to boost his raw power, relying purely on technique and his Time-Skip ability. If he's outmatched, he simply learns to improve said technique(s) on the fly.
  • Breakout Character: One of the most popular characters to come out of Super which led him to get increased focus later in the series including his own two-parter arc and one of the key players in the Tournament of Power for Universe 6, being one of the biggest threats to Jiren. He's also heavily showcased in video games being among the most prominent Super characters in the roster.
  • Combat Compliment: After disseminating Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta, he notes that Vegeta was the first to take so many blows to his vitals.
  • Combat Pragmatist: His ability to skip time is a massive Story-Breaker Power, and is about as unfair in a fight as going for a Groin Attack. As there's nothing in the rules of either tournaments forbidding it, he exploits the crap out of it whenever possible.
  • The Comically Serious: While he isn't this in the anime, the manga gave him this attribute, with him falling asleep during the Tournament matches.
  • Confusion Fu: After realizing Dypso can sense when he tenses up his body in order to use his Time-Skip, Hit proceeds to deliberately tense up in order to fake him out.
  • Consummate Professional: Gives off this air. He's a legendary hitman, but is stoic and completely serious, and mostly acts like the only reason he's present is to get his reward and otherwise isn't interested in the situation. And even when he curbstomps Frost, he only did so to keep him from stealing his prize and doesn't even kill him, even though he very easily could have, rather than doing it to be a sadist. When shown on the job, he simply uses his Time-Skip to bypass everyone who isn't his mark, kills the target quickly and as painlessly as possible, and leaves.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: The first "fight" between Goku and Hit where Hit isn't holding back his killing techniques ends with Goku killed with a single blow to the chest after about a minute of hitting empty air.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Hit may be a cold-hearted assassin who wears dark clothing, but he has a strong sense of honor and only seems to kill when he contracted to.
  • Decapitated Army: In a matter of speaking. Once Hit gets eliminated, things quickly take a turn for the worse for Universe 6, and Cabba, Kale and Caulifla soon join him on the bench.
  • Die or Fly: Hit is more than capable of averting Transformation Is a Free Action, but he doesn't because his opponent's newfound power will place him in a situation where he needs to better himself in order to win - and that seems to be the only thing truly capable of pushing him to do it.
  • Didn't See That Coming:
    • Hit is shocked that Goku literally broke his Pocket Dimension that he was using to avoid Goku's attacks. This left him wide open for Goku's Kamehameha.
    • He was clearly not expecting Jiren to be able to move while he had him stuck in a Time Cage. Jiren managing to flat out crush his final attack despite being semi-immobilized is the last straw before Jiren knocks him off the arena.
  • Don't Make Me Destroy You: When he's contracted to kill Goku, he mentions that he doesn't really want to, and that if Goku takes him up on his offer to disappear off the grid, he would fake his death for him. Goku doesn't take the offer and temporarily ends up dead.
  • The Dreaded: He's known as a legendary powerful hitman in his universe. Frost is completely terrified when Hit catches him trying to steal the reward treasures and the cube spaceship. Even Goku and Vegeta note that he is likely the most powerful member of his team and thus try to save their Super Saiyan Blue power for him. Champa confirms that he's a legendary assassin who he personally hand chose, and is confident he can defeat both Vegeta and Goku. His reputation is enough to where he is one of two people Jiren acknowledges as being worthy of fighting him. As soon as he eliminates Hit, he declares nobody else can match him.
  • Due to the Dead: Hit seems to have a code of paying respects at the graves of people he's killed. He takes a necklace from the crime boss he murders at the start of episode, and places it at what is seemingly that guy's gravestone, and when he kills Goku later in the episode he states that he'll return when they've dug his grave. It's not clarified why he would do this.
  • Dull Surprise: While everyone is shocked when they see Vegeta go Super Saiyan Blue on Cabba, Hit takes note of it, looks at Goku, and then closes his eyes again.
  • Explaining Your Power to the Enemy: Zigzagged. He won't tell anyone about his abilities and he kills his target seconds after engaging them, however, when fighting against Goku he does confirm Goku's observations about how his powers work and will even correct him if he's off.
  • Energy Weapon: Hit is shown firing a bunch of lasers in the intro segment that shows off the Universe 6 fighters. When he easily takes on Frost, he fires a lot of laser beams from his insides (judging from Goku's fight, assumed to be a Time-Skip), knocking him out instantly. Against Vegeta and Goku, every hit he makes causes a laser to shoot out from the point of impact.
  • Expy:
    • Ends up having more than a few similarities to Z filler character Pikkon: An alien stronger than previous villains who met Goku in a tournament, was at first cold and standoffish, but eventually became a friendly rival. As an added bonus, Goku even used Super Saiyan Kaio-ken in his fight with Pikkon and used Super Saiyan Blue Kaio-ken against Hit.
    • More obviously, Hit's outfit, mannerisms, and ability to briefly freeze time are all blatant references to Jotaro Kujo. It might even count as an Actor Allusion given that Matthew Mercer voices both of them.
  • Final Boss: He is the final and most powerful fighter on Champa's team. Champa is so confident in Hit's ability that he fully expects him to win him the entire tournament, even after seeing Vegeta's Super Saiyan Blue form.
  • Foil:
    • Like Goku, Hit enjoys a good fight and likes to keep things fair and square during a duel; he doesn't attack Goku when he has the chance to end the match and would prefer to take on Goku's new technique head-on rather than prevent him from going through with it. Just like Goku, he also studies his opponent carefully and develops new ways to overtake his foes while in the middle of a battle, taking note of Goku doing the same to him. His stance even becomes very similar to Goku's after improving enough. In the Tournament of Power, they are both referred to as The Aces of their respective universes. However unlike Goku, Hit isn't a hero given his day job is an assassin. He's also very stoic to contrast the excitable Goku's.
    • To Piccolo. Both are The Stoic strategists on their respective teams who make up for a lack of transformations and raw power with unorthodox techniques that allow them to get the upper-hand. Both encountered Goku in a tournament and ended up becoming a Worthy Opponent to him, as well as teaming up in an unlikely alliance to take on a greater threat. The foil is while both were enemies to Goku, Piccolo was a villain who later becomes somewhat of an Anti-Hero of the Good Is Not Nice variety, while Hit despite never being fully villainous isn't a hero either and remains an assassin albeit a nice one with a Code of Honor.
    • Also one to Tien. Both are rivals to Goku, who encounter him in a Tournament and best him in a very close match, before coming to see him as a Worthy Opponent and giving him a Pet the Dog moment. Both Hit and Tien rely on unorthodox techniques in their combat to make up for the gap in strength they have to Goku, though unlike Tien, Hit is the genuine World's Best Warrior of his universe. Furthermore, Tien initially had desires to become an assassin, while Hit is an actual assassin. The contrast, much like Piccolo, is that Tien started off as a villain who pulled a Heel–Face Turn while Hit was never straight up evil but doesn't exactly join the good guys either and stays a Noble Demon.
  • The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: In the intro segment that shows off the Universe 6 fighters, he's the only one that looks at the screen (viewers) while firing a laser beam from his finger, almost as if he's firing it towards the viewer.
  • Friendly Rivalry: Near the end of episode 72, Hit and Goku show signs of this although, even though Goku had Whis then Vados hire Hit by proxy just so he could fight him, Hit still states he will kill him and to be careful.
  • Funny Background Event: During the Tournament of Power, Hit's enthusiastic wide-open smile can be seen on the far-right side of the cheering Universe 6 stands in a quick reaction shot. This was prompted from seeing the Saiyan fusion, Kefla, sucker-punching Super Saiyan God Goku's face by surprise.
  • Good Counterpart:
    • In a clever bit of misdirection, it seems that he's the real good or at least neutral counterpart to Frieza. Both are natural prodigies feared in their universe as the mightiest force of death. Both immediately curb stomp Vegeta, then face Goku in an encounter which represents both the introduction of a never-before-seen form of power for Goku, as well as the first time they've ever had to improve their skills. Both possess creative (for their time) abilities taking them beyond the typical DBZ Beam-O-War fighting style, purple as a color motif, and inhumanly long lifespans (Frieza has lived long enough for Goku and Vegeta's entire childhoods to pass without the slightest sign of aging on his part, while Hit is over a thousand years old). However, Hit is a mercenary who does all his work himself, carries a professional attitude about his work, and only kills when the parameters of the job call for it, whereas Frieza is a real-estate tycoon who employs a galactic army and takes sadistic glee in the death and fear he causes. Hit outright states he cannot transform to improve his power, while Frieza has to transform in order to restrain it. Hit is standoffish, stoic, and is seen in dark colors, yet when presented with a challenge that forces him to improve he relishes the opportunity like a true Spirited Competitor, whereas Frieza plays himself off as cultured and polite, and is seen in light colors, when the whole time his greatest fear is being rivaled or surpassed and when it finally happens he slowly but surely loses any and all grip on sanity he ever had.
    • Stepping outside manga-canonical materials and comparing Hit to a closer lookalike, he can also be seen as one to Frieza's older brother Cooler, almost to the extent that Cooler can be seen as the bridge in between the two. Like both Hit and Frieza, Cooler is a seemingly ageless natural prodigy and feared scourge of death with purple as a color motif. Like Hit, Cooler is far more measured and professional in his approach in contrast to Frieza's egocentric pretentiousness and sadism. However, Cooler still shares Frieza's traits of being an imperial tycoon with a team of subordinates, a Light Is Not Good motif and a raging hatred of superior opponents. Hit is a mercenary loner who goes by Dark Is Not Evil and welcomes a true challenge as a chance to test and better himself.
    • He could also be considered one to Mercenary Tao. Both being well known and feared assassins, but whereas Tao is a Psycho for Hire who not only takes personal glee in his kills but will kill people he doesn't even need to kill simply because they're in his way or they slighted him in some way (Bora, The Tailor), Hit is very professional in his kills, treating them as nothing more than a job and only ever kills who he's hired to kill, bypassing everyone else. Hit also has a code of honor when it comes to fighting and welcomes a good challenge while Tao is a Dirty Coward who resorts to underhanded tactics the moment the fight stops going his way.
  • Graceful Loser: He takes his loss to Goku during their rematch in stride, vowing to kill Goku again someday before leaving.
  • Guttural Growler: His voice drops rather dramatically to these levels at strenuous moments in the Tournament of Power.
  • Hard Work Hardly Works: Averted massively, as per his own admittance. He can't transform to multiply his power, so he has to use good old-fashioned hard work to get stronger.
  • Hero Killer: Even if his death was temporary, he manages to take out Goku.
  • Hitman with a Heart: Downplayed. He may be a cold, unhesitating killer, but he's also a Noble Demon with a code of honour who goes out of his way to avoid collateral damage.
  • Holding Back the Phlebotinum: He's unable to use his best techniques in both the Universe 6 tournament and the Tournament of Power because they're specifically assassination techniques, and killing your opponent isn't allowed. This is one reason Goku ordered a hit on himself: he wanted to fight Hit at his best, with no holds barred.
  • Honor Before Reason:
    • Hit could have beaten Goku at several points during the fight, but deliberately allows Goku to recover or fights fairly out of respect despite Champa's insistence that he finish the fight immediately. He even decides to throw the final fight against Monaka as a sign of respect for Goku even though he knew the outcome of said action would be Champa murdering him.
    • In Episode 71, he offers to let Goku live while telling whoever contracted him that he had killed him out of respect for him. Goku himself then pulls this trope by refusing and wanting to try fighting Hit as an equal. Once Goku does so, however, he doesn't hesitate to go through with the kill.
  • Hopeless Boss Fight: Regardless of whether Hit was one of the best fighters in the Tournament of Powers, he was still caught up in one of this during his fight with Jiren, specially when his last attack against him didn't work.
  • Hot-Blooded: He hides it heavily under his stoic demeanor, but ultimately Hit is excited to meet someone like Goku who can fight him all-out on equal terms.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed:
    • After improving his Time-Skip technique the first time, Hit tells Goku the new duration. He then notes that Goku will likely adapt in the same way he did the first time and uses the technique to hit Goku with Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs, revealing that he actually increased the duration more than double what he told Goku.
    • Goku takes notice near the end of their fight in Episode 40 that, due to the tournament's no-kill rule, Hit has actually been holding back during the entire match and hasn't been fighting all out in case he accidentally killed someone. Goku notes that, if he had been able to kill, Hit could have beaten him with his last attack.
    • Goku trains to adapt to Hit's Time-Skip, only to be caught off-guard when Hit uses an Intangible Man technique when next they meet.
    • During his fight with Jiren, once he realizes his Time-Skip ability won't do him much good, Hit pulls all stops and traps Jiren in a "cage of time", where he supposedly is left paralyzed in place. He then tries to unleash one final attack when it seems that even that won't be enough to deal with Jiren, but this still isn't enough to deal with him, and he winds up being eliminated.
  • Informed Ability: His killing techniques in the manga. While Hit showcases them in the anime in his rematch against Goku and in the Tournament of Power, he never onces uses them in the manga despite them being implied that Hit could use them like in the anime.
  • Intangible Man: When he shows up to kill Goku, he reveals a technique that makes physical attacks pass right through him. Vados reveals that what Hit is really doing is using the "time" he's "skipped" with his Time-Skip technique to create a pocket universe, which partially phases him out of local time-space. The downside is that he's limited in his attacking options while doing this, and he can't keep it up forever. Once Goku figures out that Hit is "not there", he's able to break down the pocket universe and attack Hit anyway.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Played With. While Hit is not a villain, he is a major antagonistic force in two of 'Super' arcs. He lacks any comical trait, and in fact, when the show focuses on him, there is a Tone Shift from a lighthearted show to a noir-ish mood, very typical of cyberpunk stories.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: After seeing Jiren neutralize Kale with one attack, he wisely retreats and allows Goku to handle the problem.
  • The Leader: The unofficial one of Universe 6 during the Tournament of Power by virtue of being their World's Strongest Man. Khai of Universe 11 notes he's both their ace and emotional support and concludes that losing him would quickly result in Universe 6 falling shortly afterwards. He was sadly proven right.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • He's a rather serious warrior and martial artist, named Hit. He's also a legendary hitman, making this a pun on his job.
    • When his name was first translated into Roman characters, it was mistranslated to "Heat", making it seem like he had a connection with Frost. Needless to say, both notions were quickly corrected.
  • Mundane Utility: The real purpose behind his powerful Time-Skip ability is to avoid being detected by anyone except his target.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Hit. His character notes even suggest the name (which is a pun on "hitman") is supposed to imply a sense of danger.
  • Noble Demon: Despite being a Professional Killer, he's actually quite noble and chivalrous all things considered. Hit allows Goku to recover from his heavy blow because Goku's strength and technique forced him to improve his own abilities, and he feels he owes the other fighter for that. He also avoids sniping Goku while he's preparing his ultimate technique. He also rings himself out when Monaka successfully punched him to return Goku's favor when he did the same. In Episode 71, he offers to let Goku live and walk away if he disappears. Goku refuses and temporarily dies because of it. Of the hits we've seen him do, he also avoids killing anyone but his target, using his Time-Skip to just bypass guards and civilians. He also lets his targets know they're about to die, kills them from the front, and does so quickly with a minimum of pain.
  • No Challenge Equals No Satisfaction: Make no mistake, Hit will kill you if he's paid to do it, regardless of whether you prove a challenge or not, as he's a Professional Killer. That said, if you do prove a challenge he'll enjoy the chance to improve his skills while trying to kill you.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: Hit will not toy around with his targets, preferring to end his battles or kill his targets as efficiently as possible. At least, until he finds a worthy opponent. This is shown perfectly in episode 71 when we see him in the middle of a hit job on a local crime boss. He uses Time-Skip to bypass all the bosses' security guards and reach his target, calmly tells said target that he's hired to kill him, then promptly punches a hole through said target's chest, killing him instantly. And when he fights Goku again, he lets Goku hit him a few times to showcase his intangibly powers, then promptly punches him through the heart, killing him instantly.
  • Nothing Personal: Hit is a professional. There is no malice in what he does, only pragmatism and dignity. Heck, the only reason he comes after Frost was because the emperor was putting a wrench in his own arrangement with Vados. He makes this more clear than ever when he's hired to kill Goku. He'll do the job, make no mistake, but he not for a moment allows this to dampen his open fondness for the other.
  • Not So Above It All: During the match, once Goku starts getting the upper-hand, he starts screaming and clutching his arms presumably to power up, only to reveal that he can't power up like the Saiyans and simply improved the duration of his Time-Skip. He was only screaming like that to imitate Goku. It seems Goku's eccentric ways have rubbed off on him.
  • Not So Similar: To Frieza of all people when he announces to Goku and the audience that because he was so powerful, he never had to improve himself once in his life. Unlike Frieza, however, he improves on-the-fly, and is grateful to Goku for pushing him to get better.
  • Not So Stoic:
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • Has a minor one when Goku figures out his technique and manages to block his attacks and hit him. He has a major one after Goku No Sells his Time-Skip technique when using his Super Saiyan Blue/Kaioken combination. His most severe one is when he faces the prospect of his own death at the hands of Champa for losing the tournament.
    • He suffers another one of these when Jiren not only quickly adapts to his Time-Skip ability, but manages to overcome his Cage of Time and move during it, despite being supposed to be frozen in time, and manage to nullify and destroy his final attack, leaving him at his mercy.
  • One-Hit Kill: He uses a single strike to perform assassination, shooting a beam from his fist which evidently crushes the victim's heart.
  • The One That Got Away: Vegeta never got to settle the score with Hit in the Tournament of Power as he had hoped. In the manga, this extends to Goku as well because the "Hit Rematch" mini-arc was anime only, and in the Tournament they decide to team up against Universe 11 much like in the anime.
  • Only in It for the Money: He's only involved in the tournament to get Champa's cube as Vados offered him, and otherwise doesn't seem at all interested in the other matches at all. He only does anything about Frost because he was trying to steal his prize. Later subverted when he faces off against Goku and considers him a Worthy Opponent. This sentiment was enough for Hit to throw the tournament to Monaka. He even tells Champa that he doesn't want the space cube anymore.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: During the Champa Arc tournament, the normally Stoic Hit goes all Screaming Warrior to power up like most characters. Subverted in that it was only for show, and he immediately points out he can't just transform to power up, but has to avert Hard Work Hardly Works.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: More overpowered by awesome. Hit is practically unbeatable on paper, but Goku's talent for powering up just simply overrides every one of Hit's sequential advantages over him.
  • Pet the Dog: In their second fight, Hit offered Goku the opportunity to fake his death if he just disappeared off the grid. Goku, however is more focused on fighting Hit at full strength and dies as a result. Hit also states he would visit Goku's grave once it was completed.
  • Pocket Dimension: He has a phase ability that works by him storing the time he skips in another dimension, which he can freely enter. Once he is in this dimension he can't be hit, but he's free to attack this opponent, although it's limited. He can't stay in it forever, however, since it's limited to the time he has stored and it can be shattered by a powerful energy burst.
  • Power Trio: In Super Dragon Ball Heroes he forms one with Goku and Jiren as the three of them team up to fight Zamasu and later Hearts.
  • Pressure Point: Hit uses his Time-Skip technique to target the vital parts of his opponents, critically damaging them in the process. Hit is surprised that Vegeta is able to survive this (despite being KO'd) and he says that if Goku keeps on attacking him before finding out how to dodge his technique, Goku will die.
  • Professional Killer: He's a legendary hitman in his universe. When he confronts Frost about trying to steal the treasure and cube ship, Frost asks if Champa or someone from their universe hired him to kill him. According to Whis, Hit has never failed to kill a target, given him the nickname "The Flawless Hit".
  • Purple Is Powerful: Has purple skin, and is considered the most powerful member of the team, proving to be far more powerful than Frost and Cabba. Even without his main ability, he's still extremely powerful.
  • Puzzle Boss: What makes Hit so dangerous isn't his physical power, but his abilities. He has the ability to skip time and attack his opponent when they're vulnerable. He also has invisible energy attacks that can instantly stops someone's heart if they hit on top of being able to create a pocket dimension where he stores all the time he skipped, which allows him to phase through his enemy's attacks like a ghost. Every time Goku fights Hit, he spends most of the battle just trying to figure out and counter Hit's techniques.
  • Punny Name: His name is Hit, as of "hitman", and he is well known for killing and defeating people with just one hit.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Hit is over 1,000 years old. He looks to be only in his mid-40s by mortal standards.
  • Red Baron: He is given the nickname, "The Flawless Hit", since he never fails to kill a target.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Has red eyes, and looks rather intimidating. Frost definitely fears him and for good reasons since he is the best assassin in his universe who never fails to kill a target.
  • Senior Sleep Cycle: The manga humorously gives Hit this attribute, as he sleeps through most of the tournament matches. This seems to partly be a display of disinterest in the low-stakes battles, but considering that he's over 1,000 years old, he might need the shuteye for his old bones.
  • Shadow Archetype: Hit shares Goku's uncanny ability to adapt and evolve new techniques as a fight drags out. Initially, Hit is also completely disinterested in fighting for the sake of it, in complete contrast to Goku, but the longer the two fight, the more Hit starts to enjoy it.
  • Single-Stroke Battle: How the result of Goku and Hit's rematch in episode 71 ends, not only is Goku unable to even touch Hit thanks to the latter's Intangible Man powers but Hit only needs to fire one of his signature killing fist attacks to crush Goku's heart and kill him.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: In the manga's version of the Tournament of Power. Hit gets taken out easily by Jiren in the first few minutes of the tournament, but in that brief time he manages to save CSSB Goku from getting knocked off after his initial Curb-Stomp Battle with the Gray. If Hit hadn't intervened, Jiren would have easily eliminated Goku, and would have torn through the rest of the competition with basically zero resistance without Ultra Instinct to challenge him. He would have undoubtedly been the victor which, depending on how truthful he was about his wish, would have led to the seven universes Zeno destroyed never being brought back.
  • Spirited Competitor: What Hit is Beneath the Mask, to the surprise of everyone in-universe. The reason for his stoic behavior is because no one in his Universe was ever able to push Hit to his limits... and then he met Goku.
    Hit: Your greatness has fueled my own Goku! As you rise even higher, then by necessity so will I! I want to see where this competition goes, for my own sake! (smirks) Let's take this to its peak.
  • The Stoic: Rarely, if ever drops his calm, serious demeanor no matter what is going on around him. Even having a cracked glass shard fly directly at him made from Vados' barrier doesn't do so much as make him open his eyes. Once Goku gives him a good fight, he starts getting serious, and he is shown to break his stoic view, either by reacting in a surprised and/or angry manner or even smiling.
  • Shout-Out: His stoic attitude, coated purple appearance and time-stopping power pay tribute to Jotaro Kujo.
  • Super Speed: While it's not particularly focused on, Hit moves incredibly fast even for the characters of DB, as he's able to land several solid blows on his opponent in fractions of a second, and is shown to move considerably fast when he needs to.
  • Story-Breaker Power:
    • While Hit is strong in his own right, his true power lies in his special technique. He is able to Skip Time for a fraction of a second. Since Hit has Super Speed, even this brief period is enough for him to cause major damage that his opponents have almost no hope of defending against. There is also no limit to the amount of times he can use this technique and only has a very brief cooldown between uses. When Goku learns to counter it, Hit learns to improve the technique each time, going from .2, to .5, and beyond.
    • When Goku has his rematch with Hit, he shows off his improved abilities, like having invisible energy attacks that can instantly stop someone's heart if they land. He also can create a pocket dimension where he stores all the time he skipped, allowing him to phase through attacks like a ghost. Goku only manages to overcome Hit thanks to being a combat genius who quickly learns how to counter Hit's techniques.
  • Superpower Lottery: While Hit is a powerful fighter in his own right, his true strength lies in his ability to skip time for a fraction of a second, allowing him to bypass attacks and damage an enemy's vitals before they can react. And if he's facing a particularly strong opponent like Goku, he can improve the duration of his Time-Skip. His rematch with Goku also shows he can store all the time he skipped in a pocket dimension which phases him out of local space-time and makes him virtually untouchable. Aside from that, Hit can fire invisible ki blasts that can instantly stop a target's heart and can phase through objects to hit opponents. Both of Goku's fights with Hit have him spending the majority of the fight trying to figure out how to counter Hit's techniques.
  • This Is Gonna Suck:
    • Hit knew what was waiting for him the moment he purposefully lost the tournament to Universe 7 as a result of his new-found respect for Goku: Champa's wrath.
    • As soon as Jiren breaks his final attack against him, Hit flat out admits he knew he wasn't going to stop him, and was eliminated for his trouble.
  • Time Master: He can skip time for a fraction of a second to dodge opponents and damage them. He decimated Vegeta with this technique, but Goku is able to figure out how it works and anticipated his attacks ahead of time, blocking before Hit's attacks could reach their target. After a while with fighting Goku, Hit is able to extend this to 0.2 of a second, then later extended it to a half of a second. He keeps improving as he continues to fight Goku. In their rematch, Hit reveals that he can store all the time he skipped in a pocket dimension, allowing him phase out of local space-time, making him almost untouchable.
  • Time Stands Still: Hit can skip time very briefly that gives the illusion of stopping time, allowing him to avoid attacks and counter them. For characters like Goku, they can only see him vanish, but once Goku figures this out, he's able to predict how Hit will attack. Hit improves the technique several times over the course of his fight with Goku. As shown with his fight with Jiren, his final technique allows him to trap an opponent in a field of frozen time, though a sufficiently powerful foe can force their way through it.
  • Took a Level in Badass:
    • In the anime, in just a few minutes of fighting Goku, Hit increases his Time-Skip ability from 0.1 to 0.5, utterly demolishing Super Saiyan Blue Goku. He does it again when he manages to Time-Skip Goku when he's using his Super Saiyan Blue/Kaio-ken combo that originally overwhelmed him. During the time after the tournament, Hit learns how to create a pocket dimension where he stores all the time he uses from his Time-Skip, giving him a phase ability.
    • In the manga, he doesn't level up in literal minutes like his anime counterpart, but Goku does note that he got stronger between the Champa arc and the Tournament of Power. Enough to make Goku quite nervous and push a suppressed Jiren back (without actually damaging him though), who previously was not budged by CSSB Goku's blows. Additionally, he seems to be able to use his full power at will in the tournament, while doing so in the Champa arc required him to go through a lengthy charge sequence and explicitly could only last a minute before he gassed out.
  • Weak, but Skilled: In a world of sledgehammers, Hit's a scalpel. While he is lacking in the power department compared to some of the heavy hitters, his skill with his Time-Skip and Pressure Point attacks means that it doesn't matter.
    • When it comes to his fight against Vegeta and Goku as Super Saiyan Blue, his mastery of Time-Skip and precise damage on their vital parts allows him to easily overwhelm Vegeta and give Goku a very hard time. This is especially exemplified when he is able to hold his own against a Kaio-ken-empowered Goku with his improved Time-Skip despite being far weaker than the latter and even then, it turns out that he is holding back due to withholding his killing techniques and could possibly even win if he were allowed to use it.
    • His second fight with Goku proves the above is not idle guesswork: Hit becomes the first person to kill Goku in a straight-up fight, even if it didn't stick.
    • It also makes him capable of holding his own against Jiren as well, though in the end it didn't save him from being eliminated.
  • What You Are in the Dark: His decision to allow himself to be humiliatingly defeated in one punch by Universe 7's supposed "ace-in-the-hole" Monaka is the ultimate test of character for Hit that proves he truly is an honourable warrior, as Goku had correctly judged him to be during their preceding fight.
  • When He Smiles: Meta example - the first smirk Hit made was during his defiance of Champa, allowing Goku to power up, and revealing that Beneath the Mask he is a Not So Stoic Spirited Competitor and Challenge Seeker. To say these traits endeared him in the eyes of the Dragonball fandom is an understatement.
  • Worf Had the Flu: His performance against Goku and Vegeta in the Universe 6 Tournament arc, for all his power and how difficult he was for Goku to fight, Hit was not able to fight at full power because his strength is being able to kill his targets, not fight them. Thus, he has to hold back enough to not kill Goku or Vegeta, something that is a bit tricky for him to do. When he later fights Goku without this restraint, we see how truly deadly he is.
  • Worthy Opponent: Hit comes to see Goku as this after he successfully counters his Time-Skip ability and forces him to improve for the first time in his life. Goku feels the same and reveals a technique he has been creating to use against Beerus, his Super Saiyan Blue/Kaio-ken combination. If one pays attention, they'll even notice that the combat stance he chose to adopt for his final Time-Skip upgrade is a mirror of Goku's own. He respects Goku so much that when he's hired by a mysterious client to kill him, he actually offers Goku a chance to live if he goes into hiding, in contrast to his last target who was willing to offer any sort of reward in return for life with Hit coldly brushing him off before committing the deed. And when said client turns out to be GOKU HIMSELF VIA PROXY (because he really wanted to fight Hit at his best), Hit asks if there's a timetable on the assignment and states that he will take his time killing Goku, clearly indicating that he too enjoys their fights.
  • World's Best Warrior: He is by far the best fighter of Universe 6. His skills are so sharp that he had no one challenged him until he met Goku during the Champa Saga. During his rematch with Goku, it's easy to see why. He can kill an opponent instantly with one well-placed invisible energy shock to the heart.
  • World's Strongest Man: He is said to be the strongest unfused mortal fighter from Universe 6, hand chosen by Champa to win him the entire tournament, and he more than lives up to his hype. His Time-Skip technique allows him to move faster than even a Super Saiyan Blue, and he's fast enough normally to be close to that level. Furthermore, he can adapt at an incredible rate, improving his Time-Skip numerous times as Goku adapts and develop counter-strategies. Because of this, he's able to easily one-shot Frost, handily beat Vegeta at full strength, and fight Goku to a standstill despite Goku having prior knowledge of Hit's abilities and fighting style from seeing Vegeta's fight and in the anime using the Kaio-ken to make himself ten times stronger and faster as a Super Saiyan Blue. Goku notes that, if not for the tournament rules forbidding killing blows, Hit would have likely killed him with his last attack. Even more impressive given that Vegeta and Goku in Super Saiyan Blue likely surpass him in raw power, yet Hit's skill and application of power gives him just that much of an edge.


Caulifla (カリフラ, Karifura)
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Click here to see her as a Super Saiyan 2 

Voiced by (Japanese): Yuka Komatsu
Voiced by (English): Elizabeth Maxwell
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish): Andrea Orozco

"Of course, I'm scared...of my infinite potential! Seeing Jiren and Son Goku fight made me certain. I'm a Saiyan too. I'm sure I can still get much, much stronger."

A Saiyan woman from Planet Sadala, and the younger sister of Renso. She is a delinquent, but also a fighting genius. She joins the Universe 6 team for the Tournament of Power. Considered a key player in the Tournament of Power for Universe 6.

  • The Ace: While she is not a member of Sadala's army unlike Cabba, in the manga she proves her worth as being The Dreaded, a prodigy that even the members of the Sadala army fear to mess with. During her fight with Frieza, Frieza states that she as a Super Saiyan is miles stronger than Goku was the first time he transformed, putting her on a whole different league. She, however, is still weaker than Golden Frieza, and vastly weaker than Kale.
  • Ambiguously Bi: On one hand, the source of Kale's rage towards Cabba, and Caulifla's response, suggests that Caulifla's interested in men. On the other hand, her Romantic Two-Girl Friendship with Kale comes off as deeper than merely being teacher and student, or boss and underling.
  • Action Girl: One of the 14 female fighters for the Tournament of Power for Universe 6, Caulifla is a Saiyan girl with immense potential, so much she got the way to transform into Super Saiyan very easy. She, Kale, and Ribrianne are also the most promoted characters in promotional material like Dragon Ball Heroes outside of Jiren.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: Her softer qualities like her confidence in Kale are all but absent in the manga at first, but her caring side towards Kale shows up once Kale loses control of her powers.
    • In the anime she never even speaks to Magetta. In the manga, she insults him for no reasons, almost making him forfeit the tournament.
  • Adaptational Wimp: Suffers this in the manga. In the anime, she was clearly made out to be stronger than Cabba in terms of raw power, and as a Super Saiyan 2 is roughly on par with a controlled Berserk Kale. In the manga, Cabba easily trounces her once he goes Super Saiyan. Caulifla also doesn't master the Super Saiyan 2 as easily as she does in the anime, and later when she fights Frieza, Frieza toys with her in his final form, and Golden Form with ease. That said her base form is much stronger than Cabba's and she gains the Super Saiyan form off screen which she mentions was rather easy to achieve. While Caulifla in the anime managed a few people, she never eliminates a single person except Gohan as Kefla. Said trope ends up being responsible for her elimination: Kefla in the manga is significantly less powerful because Caulifla herself is much weaker.
  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul:
    • Her dynamic with Kale in the manga. In the anime, the two are the best of friends and clearly care for one another, their relationship being a student/teacher dynamic, with Kale having an implied crush on her. In the manga, while Caulifla still has a bit of respect for Kale, their relationship isn't as close as it is in the anime, with Caulifla treating her more like a subordinate while Kale sees her more as a sister. It can best be seen in how Kale was recruited into the tournament. In the anime, Caulifla made Kale's involvement a stipulation for her agreeing to fight, while in the manga she is somewhat surprised, even annoyed, that Cabba brought her along. Though once she sees how strong Kale is, she is visibly proud of her and she's greatly concerned for Kale's safety once told Kale could be destroyed by her own power.
    • In the manga, her relationship with Goku is entirely omitted and they don't even interact much less fight each other during the tournament.
  • Anime Hair: An even more exaggerated spiky hairstyle than most of the Saiyan characters. If most Saiyans have pineapple hair, she has Lavos hair.
  • Anti-Villain: Unlike her law-serving older brother Renso, Cabba, or a good portion of her race, she's a crass, troublemaking tomboy who runs an underground group of Saiyan delinquents. That said, she's surprisingly tamed in her fighting style and behavior towards allies. Compared to the other fighters, some comprising of sadists and tricksters, Caulifla prefers the straight thrill of battle without the need of underhanded motives.
  • Badass Adorable: She may be the leader of a gang of delinquents, but she can look absolutely adorable when she's happy or excited. She's also extremely powerful.
  • Bare Your Midriff: She only wears a low-cut magenta top with baggy purple pants, and the top doesn't cover much more than her chest.
  • Benevolent Boss: Kale, specifically, is one underling she cares deeply about in terms of her well-being, due to being her personal student. The rest of her gang, to a lesser extent, aren't blatantly mistreated by her, and they respect her back without a second thought.
  • Berserk Button: Don't ever harm Kale right in front of her or she will go ballistic. Universe 10 learned this the hard way. Cabba was lucky as he only got yelled at for making Kale cry.
  • Big Eater: Her first scene introduces her biting down on a hunk of meat. Once Cabba meets with her, she is still eating it.
  • Breast Expansion: Her Ultra Saiyan form includes a few cup sizes with all that muscle, and the camera even focuses on her chest when it happens just in case we didn't get the hint.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Crush Cannon!
  • Combat Pragmatist: Caulifla is a street fighter, not a refined martial artist. Thus, she has no problems fighting dirty. During her rematch with Goku, she fakes him out by pretending to fire a Ki blast only to punch Goku in the gut while he's distracted.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle:
    • While she and Kale were giving a fatigued Goku a run for his money as a Super Saiyan 2, once he turns Super Saiyan God, it quickly becomes apparent that Caulifla is completely outmatched as it only takes a single punch and a ki blast from Super Saiyan God Goku to bring her down.
    • In the manga, Frieza effortlessly toys with her, even when she goes Super Saiyan.
  • Determinator: Kasheral's Pride Troopers squadron having her on the ropes, forcing her to tank damage futilely to protect Kale? Jiren taking out her universe's greatest fighter, Hit, crippling their survivability? Caulifla acknowledged the dangers of both situations, but doesn't allow either to ruin her moral to fight until the end. Plus, for the sake of keeping Kale's morale up, she has to maintain this attitude.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Seems to be the Universe 6 equivalent to Goku.
    • Both have a tendency to be very, very rude and direct, both due to having No Social Skills.
    • Both are among the few members of the Saiyan race who aren't affiliated with a Galactic organization.
    • They also have older brothers and are affiliated with another Saiyan who has a meek personality masking incredible power (Gohan and Kale). As a sort of Call-Back, her scene holding a depowered Kale is the same as Goku holding Gohan, with a proud look on their faces.
    • Likewise, both are geniuses at combat, with an ability to learn very fast. Caulifla learned the Super Saiyan 2 transformation by accident! The key difference is that while Goku was a Token Good Teammate to his Saiyan race, Caulifla is something of a Token Evil Teammate to hers.
      Caulifla: Get real. We're deciding on who's the strongest of all the universes.
      Goku: The strongest of all the universes, huh? So you're just like me.
    • Like Goku, Caulifla enjoys taking on fighters that are much stronger than even her. When faced with an intimidating challenge, she approaches it with enthusiasm. This is notable, in that while most Saiyans have no issue fighting somebody of equal or lower strength (moreso lower), they tend to lose a ton of confidence when going up against someone stronger. Goku and Caulifla are the exceptions.
    • Both Saiyans have No Sense of Personal Space when they are both very excited. Caulifla has a tendency to do this when she finds a new Super Saiyan transformation she never saw before, and Goku gets this when he finds out there's a strong opponent nearby or hears about them.
    • Her relation with Kale is the complete opposite of Goku and Broly, however. While Broly hated Kakarot with a burning passion over simplistic motives, Kale adores Caulifla as her big sis, to overprotective terms. While Goku never gave Broly a thought, Caulifla also loves her, thinking of her as her protegee, and trying to make her know she is better than she thinks. Goku was a trigger to Broly's Unstoppable Rage, while Caulifla is the opposite to Kale, calming her down from her transformation (and Kale never tries to attack Caulifla while transformed).
    • Much like Vegeta unexpectedly became the teacher for Cabba during their battle, Goku ends up becoming the teacher for Caulifla when they battle.
  • Edible Theme Naming: Like all Saiyans, her name is taken from a vegetable, cauliflower.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: It is implied that her disciple Kale has feelings for her.
  • Fearless Fool: She tends to jump into battle, fueled by her Saiyan battle lust, and fight opponents that can be varying degrees above her.
  • Foil: To Paragus, Broly's father from the Non-Serial movies. While Broly saved Paragus when he was a baby, Paragus decided to use his power for universal conquest through mind control. Caulifla, however, treats Kale very well, encouraging her and telling her how proud she is of her.
  • Genki Girl: Despite her status as leader of a gang, she is quite energetic and nice to hang around, especially around Kale.
    Caulifla: Go on—give it a shot! Just make your back tingle with power, and then you pop—PAH!
  • The Gift:
    • Renso describes her as even more talented than himself, and it shows. She is able to achieve Super Saiyan without using anger, only needing Cabba to describe to her how the transformation feels in order to replicate it. She's also the first canon female Super Saiyan introduced (Kale's berserk Super Saiyan state form being shown in previews before Caulifla's introduction). She later unlocks Super Saiyan 2 by accident in order to prevent a crazed Kale from killing Cabba, and is able to master it just by seeing Goku demonstrate it. This also applies to her fighting technique.
    • Though she starts out as a simple brawler that Goku can easily outmaneuver, simply seeing him exploit her weaknesses is enough to refine her technique.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: Whis pointed out that Caulfila's fighting style is akin to street brawling. While she got a few scruffy hits on Goku at first, Caulifla is quickly outpaced by Goku's martial artist training and experience. It's only when she quickly adapted and evolved her combative skills to mirror Goku's own, that the two Saiyans became reasonably on par with each other.
  • Handshake Refusal: She slaps Goku's hand aside when he introduces himself, as they're about to engage in a battle with all the universes at stake. Goku is actually impressed, noting that she's like himself.
  • He's Not My Boyfriend: Caulifla had to tell Kale in her powered state that she doesn't see anything in Cabba.
    Caulifla: Look, Kale. If you're actually feeling jealous, let me stop you right there! You think my standards are so low I'd be attracted to this little dweeb? Come on, you mean the universe to me! Nobody could ever come between the two of us!
  • Impossible Hourglass Figure: Just look at her belly and waist.
  • Instant Expert: Most likely helped by already being incredibly strong, but turning Super Saiyan was fairly easy for her. In fact, she is the only Saiyan not in emotional distress prior to transforming. She even instinctively moves up to Super Saiyan 2 without any training. However, as episode 100 revealed while she can access it she cannot control it as easily, requiring a bit of help from Goku, and even then she's nowhere near the level to access Super Saiyan Blue even if she wants the transformation, as Goku states (though he also notes she might easily reach Super Saiyan 3 during the tournament at her rate).
  • Japanese Delinquent: Caulifla, a gang leader herself, appears to be dressed closely to a bosozoku. Her preferred pose is a yanki zuwari, or yankee squat, which is commonly seen among delinquent youths.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Caulifla has no problem proving her rude superiority towards others, as demonstrated by her initial interactions with Cabba and Goku. Yet, at the same time, she's quick to come to like them, becoming friends with Cabba after he helps her transform, and coming to see Goku as a mentor after seeing his strength.
  • The Knights Who Say "Squee!": She can get overly excited when it comes to learning the Super Saiyan forms. She's all over Cabba and Goku to teach her Super Saiyan and Super Saiyan 2, respectively. It's worth noting that, in the latter case, she was supposed to be fighting Goku at the time (not that Goku was any better about that).
    Goku: Not bad. You might achieve the Super Saiyan 3 transformation at this rate.
    Caulifla: (excited) There's a [Super Saiyan] three?!
  • Know When to Fold 'Em:
    • While she was stubborn about the idea at first, Caulifla dropped her nearsighted tussle with Universe 4's Monna after being persuaded by Cabba and Kale.
    • Along with Kale, Caulifla was given a pair of Potara earrings to use as a last resort against an enemy they couldn't defeat. The fact that Caulifla immediately suggested using them to Kale after taking that beating from Super Saiyan God Goku indicates that she realized rather quickly that she had absolutely no chance of defeating him in her Super Saiyan 2 state even with Kale's help, and that fusion was their only hope.
  • Let Me at Him!: Her general attitude towards opponents, like Monna and the Pride Troopers, after they instigated a fight against her and Kale.
  • Little Miss Badass: She is around Cabba's size, but she's said to be the strongest Saiyan woman in Universe 6. Once she's taught how to transform, she quickly surpasses him.
  • Male Gaze: When accessing the Third Grade Transformation, the camera briefly focuses on her rather nicely endowed chest. If that's not enough, her rematch against Goku has a few shots of her butt-crack/lower back dimples.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: She is the hot-blooded delinquent type, with the polite Cabba, who is a member of his planet's defense forces.
  • Mythology Gag: Caulifla's techniques share the same sound effect as the original Broly but speed up, with keeping with his inspiration to Kale. As seen here. These sounds effects are shared with Kale and Kefla.
  • Morality Chain: Has to be one for Kale after she nearly tries to kill Cabba when she unlocks her berserk Super Saiyan state.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless:
    • Her thin figure is deceptively strong, which she showcases quite well during her fight with Napapa, an opponent more than twice her size as she stops him dead cold when he tries to charge her over the edge, and then lifts and slams him out of the ring. Considering she's a Saiyan it's not too surprising, as members of the race are known to possess incredible, physical strength.
    • This mentality is invoked when she tries to demonstrate her Super Saiyan Grade III form against Goku, bulking up her upper body considerably. However, after Goku easily evaded and tired Caulifla out of the form, he quickly advised her that the temporary muscle mass and strength isn't worth the speed and stability cost.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Like Cabba, she is pretty different from the Saiyans in Universe 7. Her eyes are similar to his, and her figure is slim, almost lacking muscle.
  • Normal Fish in a Tiny Pond: She's one of the strongest Saiyans in Universe 6, as well one of its strongest warriors, but next to Goku and Vegeta, she's not anything special. Eventually, she gets overwhelmed and is forced to hide in a random corner of the ring with Kale to recover for some time while everyone else keeps duking it out.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: She tends to talk real close to people, with complaining to Cabba to his face, encouraging Kale deep close, and even gushing over Goku showing her Super Saiyan 2 form. This actually triggers jealousy in Kale due to thinking she and Cabba have something, which isn't the case.
  • Not So Different: Acts more like the savage Saiyans of Universe 7 than other Saiyans of Universe 6. Goku also notes that she's not that different from him.
  • Pet the Dog: Caulifla's a rude and violent delinquent who runs a gang, but the way she treats Kale shows a much softer side to her. She loves her student, believes she has the potential to be a great fighter, hates saying anything bad about her, and gets very protective of her when she believes Cabba goes too far with his insults towards her.
    • In the manga, Adaptational Jerkass aside, Kale revealed to Cabba that Caulifla's gang members were once street urchins that she took in.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Tiny like Cabba, but Renso claims she's even stronger than he was before the injury. This is highlighted greatly in her brief match against the towering sumo Napapa. Despite Napapa's fighting stance taking full advantage of corner spacing and overpowering opponents with his girth, the smaller Caulifla managed to suplex him off the arena boundaries.
  • Purple Is Powerful: She wears baggy purple pants and is considered quite prodigiously formidable based on her older brother's voucher. It also helps that she was able to attain and maintain Super Saiyan and Super Saiyan 2 forms within a day.
  • Red Is Violent: Caulifla's ki blasts, specifically her "Crush Cannon", have a ruby coloring.
  • Refusal of the Call: She refused Cabba's offer to join the Tournament of Power, even after Cabba told her about the stakes. She starts to consider changing her mind once she sees Cabba going Super Saiyan. After obtaining the Super Saiyan transformation, she told Cabba that she will only enter if Kale also enters.
  • Skilled, but Naïve: Caulifla possesses tremendous talent and is acknowledged as being a fighting genius that is able to learn and master the various stages of Super Saiyan in a very short amount of time, obtaining both Super Saiyan 1 and Super Saiyan 2 within 48 hours. Just like Cabba, however, it's blatantly obvious that due to her lack of experience when compared to that of Goku and Vegeta, who have been Super Saiyans for at least a decade, she's very slow in realizing the disadvantages of using the different Super Saiyan forms, requiring Goku to literally spell it out for her that the bulky Super Saiyan Third Grade form she tried to use was useless because of its pitiful speed.
    Goku: If you can't beat my Afterimage Technique, you'll never obtain Super Saiyan 3.
  • Smug Snake: Starts crossing into this territory from Smug Super as time passes on. While she's pretty strong, it becomes clear that she's overshadowed by many other fighters in the Tournament of Power. That doesn't stop her from strutting around and challenging people way out of her league.
  • Smug Super: She is very confident in her abilities, especially when she unlocks her Super Saiyan form. note  As a result, she doesn't hesitate to snark positively about them or belittle her foes as being "wimps" or "losers". This is very much a common trait among Universe 7 Saiyans.
  • Sore Loser: When Goku eliminates Kefla and she defuses, Caulifla promises to pound Goku one day.
  • Spirited Competitor: Her motive for fighting in the Tournament of Power is to find out "who's the strongest in all the universes", and she's very invested in proving that point herself.
  • Temporary Bulk Change: Caulifla manages to access the Super Saiyan Third Grade 'form' in Episode 100, bulking up her upper body drastically in the vein of Future Trunks' usage of the form, with added Breast Expansion to boot since she's female. Just like Future Trunks, however, it sacrifices speed and stamina for power, which Goku is quick to school her on. She instead switches to Super Saiyan 2 on his recommendation.
  • Theme Naming: Like all Saiyans, is named after a vegetable, in this case cauliflower.
  • Tomboy: She follows the street gang leader archetype.
  • Tsundere: Subverted. Kale mistakes Caulifla as having this relationship with Cabba, triggering her transformation and causing her to try and kill him. Caulifla than explains that she just sees him as a new friend.
  • Vague Age: She appears to be of the similar age as Cabba, meaning she is possibly a teenager. Yet, her age is still pretty vague, and many lines have Cabba call her "miss Caulifla", which can mean either courtesy or acknowledging her as older.
  • Underestimating Badassery:
    • She doesn't think much of the Universe 11 Pride Troopers, mocking the Universe 7 Saiyans for showing fear when they sense their power. Seeing Jiren take out Kale in one hit partially absolves her of that misconception.
    • Ironically, she and Kale were on the receiving end of this by Kahseral's squadron, even after witnessing their abilities to be a tad troublesome. Caulifla and a controlled Kale managed to overpower three of the five members in Kahseral's squadron in a beam struggle, with Androids #17 and #18 taking care of rest with similar ease.
    • She, as a byproduct of not being able to sense God Ki, made the mistake of underestimating Super Saiyan God Goku and (along with Kale) just assumed he changed colors. Goku is very quick to teach them that the power of Super Saiyan God is in an entirely different league than Super Saiyan 2 or even 3 as he effortlessly toys with both Kale and Caulifla, with the latter clutching her stomach in much pain after just a single punch to the gut from him.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Whis states this is Caulifla's main flaw. She is more a street brawler than an actual martial artist, and in a fight with Goku, she does have trouble with the experience the latter has. That said, she's very quick to adapt.
  • Use Your Head: She did a flying headbutt to a metal robot from Team Universe 3. Caulifla showed no pain, while Koitsukai felt the contrary.
  • Worthy Opponent: She really enjoys fighting Goku, so much so that it triggers Kale's Berserk state when she thinks Goku will take her away.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: She managed to suplex Napapa, a Sumo Wrestler, out of the Tournament Arena when he attempted to physically pressure her into a ring-out.


Kale (ケール, Kēru)
Click here to see her as a Super Saiyan 
Click here to see her in her Berserk state 
Click here to see her as a Super Saiyan 2 

Voiced by (Japanese): Yukana
Voiced by (English): Dawn M. Bennett
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish): Lupita Leal
Voiced by (Brazilian Portuguese): Samira Fernandes

"Cabba's right; I'm just a Saiyan lightweight. All I do is drag you down, sis. I'll never be good enough! I'll only let you down!"
Base form

"Cabba, let's go! You will be my first blood sacrifice!"
Berserk form

A Saiyan woman from Universe 6 who is a member of Caulifla's gang, and her protégée. She is pretty shy, but hides a monstrous potential as a Super Saiyan. She joins the Universe 6 team for the Tournament of Power.

Alongside other characters in Super like Goku Black and Jiren, Kale has a different personality between mediums. In the anime, she is a Shrinking Violet who doesn't have any faith in her skills. In the manga, she a stoic bodyguard who is purposely hiding her true strength to not shame Caulifla's pride.

  • Adaptational Badass: At the start of the arc, Anime Kale is shown as extremely weak both physically and mentally, cowering and crying before danger and being totally impotent (to the extent that Goku of all people tells her to get lost while he's fighting Caulifla). Manga Kale, while still subservient to Caulifla, is shown to be more experienced around the same point, taking quick action to neutralize or reverse a situation, such as crushing a soldier's gun to protect her unknowing boss. She is also powerful enough to outpace and pickpocket Super Saiyan Cabba, without his realization. In the tournament she easily knocks out Dercori from Universe 4 while in her base form, while in the anime, her base form was very weak and was in the receiving end of getting tortured by two Universe 10 fighters; Frieza outright says that she's stronger than Cabba or Caulifla even before she transforms in the manga, even though she's in base and they're Super Saiyans.
    • Her Super Saiyan form is this in the manga. Upon accessing it the first time, she was able to ragdoll True Golden Frieza (though he claims to not have been taking her seriously) and was somewhat able to hold her own against Mastered Super Saiyan Blue Goku. This would actually put her on the same level as Top with God ki and Fused Zamasu, whereas in the anime she's only able to hold her own against an exhausted Super Saiyan God Goku (being able to deflect his attack, while Caulifla was forced to try and dodge). And then she starts to bulk up, showing that her Berserk transformation gradually gets stronger the longer she fights. Then again, in the manga, her forms' instability are not an Informed Attribute like in the anime; she can barely use that power for more than a minute or so due to Power Incontinence and quickly hits her peak and drops rapidly as her transformation destroys her own body. Fusing into Kefla remedies this, as Vados says Kefla has Kale's great power and she doesn't have any such issues, though unlike in the anime, manga Kefla doesn't seem to be any stronger than Kale alone.
    • In the anime, while everyone (even including Brianne and her group, who hadn't transformed at that point) except for one unfortunate Universe 10 fighter were able to dodge all of Kale's stray blasts (and later knocking Vuon out), in the manga, fighters get eliminated left and right by Kale in her Berserker Form, including Magetta, the Universe 6 Namekians, and the remnants of Universes 4, 3 (yes, even FREAKING AGNILASA, who in the anime, was a Climax Boss before the final showdown between Universes 7 and 11), 2, and 10 (in that order). She managed to almost take out Vegeta and Top during their fight too, with Top only surviving because of Dyspo. Cabba did indeed bring a force to be reckoned with in the Tournament of Power, and that's not even before Kefla.
  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: Her dynamic with Caulifla in the manga. In the anime, the two are the best of friends and clearly care for one another, their relationship being a student/teacher dynamic with Kale having an implied crush on Caulifla. In the manga, while Caulifla still has a bit of respect for Kale, their relationship isn't as close as it is in the anime, with Caulifla treating her more like a subordinate while Kale sees Caulifla more as a sister figure rather than the implied crush in the anime. It can best be seen in how Kale was recruited into the tournament. In the anime, Caulifla made Kale's involvement a stipulation for her agreeing to fight, while in the manga she is somewhat surprised, even annoyed, that Cabba brought her along.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: In the anime, she is a shy and insecure young girl who feels she couldn't measure to the skills of her sister figure. In the manga, she is a stoic bodyguard to Caulifla who knows she is the stronger of the two, but doesn't tell Caulifla in order to not harm her pride.
  • Almighty Janitor: She's a subordinate of Caulifla. That said, as opposed to everyone thinking Caulifla's the strongest Saiyan woman of Universe 6, she may prove to be even stronger thanks to her berserk Super Saiyan form.
    Cabba: I came here for one strong ally, but it seems I accidentally stumbled upon another.
  • Alternate Identity Amnesia: Kale doesn't seem to remember her Berserk form's chaos whenever she reawakens from her exhaustion. However, she manages to overcome this trait once she mastered her Super Saiyan transformations during the Tournament Of Power.
  • Amazonian Beauty: Her Super Saiyan 2 and Berserker forms emphasize her large, muscular, yet feminine frame.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Described as a "dark-skinned beauty" note , Kale is noticeably tanned compared to the likes of Caulifla and Cabba and other Saiyans. Like Broly and Paragus, brown skin gives a mysterious, foreign look. However, like Broly, her skin gains a slightly lighter shade of melanin when she transforms into her Berserker form.
  • Ambiguously Gay: She gives off some strong lesbian vibes for Caulifla, such as blushing when complemented by her, being jealous of Cabba's interactions with Caulifla, and when she goes into a berserker rage it's only when Caulifla says she isn't interested in Cabba and how wonderful Kale is that she calms down. It's less ambiguous in the dub, where Kale refers to Caulifla as her "One and only ". This is also less ambiguous in Legends, Kale refers to Caulifla as a "Knight in shining armor".
  • Angst Nuke: Her Berserk transformation and technique, Gigantic Shout, releases a giant radius of explosive energy upon its completion.
  • Awesome, but Impractical:
    • Initially, her Berserk transformation sacrificed sanity for raw power, causing her to be completely indiscriminate in her rampage whenever she wasn't focused on a single target. In a survival tournament, this becomes a liability when she nearly out rings Caulifla and blasts her other teammates, Botamo and Magetta. Furthermore, because the transformation was triggered by nothing less than extreme emotional distress (particularly jealousy), Kale couldn't access it at will, and apparently didn't have time to learn the regular Super Saiyan transformation to cover for this. In the manga, she becomes a liability by accidentally knocking out Magetta and the Universe 6 Namekians, but at the same time, she becomes a risk to everyone else just as much.
    • Furthermore, in the manga, she can only maintain the full output of the form for a few minutes, such is its strain. After hitting the peak her power rapidly starts dropping, and it's stated that the stress of the transformation would outright kill her if she was left alone.
    • Downplayed in the anime when she later gains access to a more controlled version of the form, which she can enter/exit from it at will, yet it still takes a number on her energy, forcing her unconscious afterward. Her anime-exclusive Super Saiyan 2 form, a mastered version of her Berserker form, finally negates the power strain and exhaustion, allowing her complete control of her massive power while maintaining her sanity.
  • Ax-Crazy:
    • The transformation into her berserker state sweeps her into a homicidal rage that can make her lash out at friend or foe.
    • It gets worse when it's with Goku. She goes into a one-sighted homicidal rage and she outright wants to murder Goku. Jiren's the only one who stops Kale.
  • Badass Adorable: Her restrained Super Saiyan form marks her transition into becoming a more competent fighter with her Olympic athlete design and potent powers. Even Kale's base form, for how girlishly meek it normally is, puts up a small effort to combat Mechiōpu. Both forms beam with confidence once they feel they're doing something right.
  • Badass Boast: Managed to deliver one against Goku while teaming up with Caulifla:
    Caulifla: So he's starting with red? note 
    Kale: Red or blue, it's all the same! Let's beat him up!
    Caulifla: Well said!
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her crop-top exposes her stomach area.
  • Beam Spam: During her fight with Goku, she unleashes an omnidirectional barrage of ki blasts that threatens everyone on the arena and even eliminates one of them.
  • Berserk Button: Kale's a pretty sensitive girl who hates anyone coming between her and her mentor Caulifla.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She's relatively nice compared to Caulifla on the on-set, despite her earlier dips into jealousy. She's not prone to picking fights vocally or physically and respects order. However, if one decided to harm Caulifla, they'll face a much more monstrous side of her.
  • Beware the Quiet Ones: Kale has been depicted as being mostly a meek introvert with a tendency to stoically observe others. However, she also has the ability to take on a Berserk, or in the manga "Legendary Saiyan" state, displaying herself as a very homicidal force of nature that in the anime she frightens and nearly kills Cabba, gives Goku a hard time, and wrecks a good portion of the Tournament Of Power arena, while in the manga she takes out most of the competition by herself, including Agnilasa, while also fending off Goku and Frieza in their strongest forms, and nearly knocking out Vegeta and Top.
  • The Big Gal: Among the three Saiyans within the Tournament of Power's Universe 6 team, Kale's Berserker form is easily the most powerful fighter. Disregarding the Saiyan delinquents fusion, Kefla, anyway.
  • Black Cloak: In the manga, she normally dons a hoodied cloak along with other members of Caulifla's gang.
  • Boobs of Steel: Her chest gets pretty stacked when she transforms. Probably so her gender can be easily seen when over 2 meters tall and massively built.
  • Canon Immigrant: Not herself, but the Legendary Super Saiyan transformation she uses was previously exclusive to Broly from the non-serial movies. It's only labeled her Berserk state in supplementary material, but in the manga she's officially labeled the Legendary Saiyan of Universe 6, her backstory finally mirroring Broly's.
  • Catchphrase: Tend to discredit herself with "I'm just...", much to Caulifla's annoyance.
    Caulifla: There it is! Kale's "I'm just..."! Don't worry! You can do it, Kale! You're a Saiyan too!
  • Character Development: Prior to the tournament, she was a worry wart, jealous Saiyan who lacked emotional control and the appetite to fight. Her trigger made her more of a destructive liability to her own team. However:
    • She grows to accept or respect allies outside of Caulifla. Notably, her antagonistic relationship against Cabba softened over time, to the point where she obeyed his decision to pull Caulifla away from a potential fight against Monna, and even referred to him as "Cabba-san" (in the original Japanese dub).
    • She becomes less blindly subservient to Caulifla. While there is no doubt that she still deeply cares and respects her mentor, she became less afraid of calling out some of Caulifla's questionable actions, such as her overconfidence, in a respectable manner. Caulifla seems to be encouraging this, as in Episode 114 she outright tells Kale that she shouldn't just follow her, but stand alongside her.
  • Characterization Marches On: Kale's Superpowered Evil Side, during her first appearance, did a psychotic smile and proclaimed her murderous intent with Cabba, similar to her inspiration Broly. However, this clashes with Kale's Berserker mode personality from later episodes, where is instead treated as a form of pure rage, similar to the classic Hulk.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Episode 93 reveals that Kale doesn't like Cabba because she feels like he's stealing Caulifla away from her. This causes Kale to try and kill Cabba after she transforms into her berserker Super Saiyan form. She felt the same way towards Goku in Episode 100, and her rage is so bad, that she refuses to listen to anybody until Goku is out of the picture.
  • Cower Power: Kale has a tendency to hide behind and hold onto Caulifla out of paranoia.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She managed to throw some light shade at Caulifla, of all people, over her overconfidence while Universe 6 undergoes their Darkest Hour.
    Caulifla: Of course, I'm scared...of my own infinite potential!
    Kale: You're super positive, aren't you?
  • Depending on the Artist:
    • The design of her eyes depend on who is the artist at the time during the episodes. Sometimes, the eyes will look bigger, to emphasize her cute elements, but other times, they will look smaller, and make her look sort of Ugly Cute.
    • Is Kale as tall as Cabba and Caulifla in her base form, or slightly taller? Depends on the artist.
    • In the manga, unlike in the anime, her initial Super Saiyan form and Berserker/Full Power states look slimmer and much more feminine, as opposed to the rather obvious Broly inspired design.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Looks-wise serves as a gender-flipped, alternate universe version of pre-canon Broly. Personality-wise, she resembles Gohan a lot more. Kale is insanely talented and stronger than Cabba and Caulilfa, but she simply lacks the appetite for fighting that they have.
  • Divergent Character Evolution: At first glance, Kale appears to be a carbon copy of the original Broly in the body of a girl. However, the personality of her Berserker mode is not of a Ax-Crazy psychopath that enjoys destruction like her inspiration, but is treated more like a Hulk-like Superpowered Evil Side blinded by pure rage. And even then, Kale's Character Development kicks in, making her more of a stable character than the original Broly ever was.
  • The Dreaded: Her Berserker form has been described to be terrifying in promotional material. Vegeta, when seeing it for the first time, call it "a sinister form" and told Goku to be careful about her. Kale's awakening as the "Legendary Saiyan" of Universe 6 brings the tournament to its final act in the manga, as Kale on her own manages to eliminate every remaining universe bar Universe 7 and Universe 11, including most of the remaining members of her own team..
    Vegeta: Be careful Kakarot! That might be the Saiyans true form! Translation note 
  • Early-Bird Cameo:
    • Appears quite a bit in the Genkai Toppa×Survivor opening with the Pride Troopers (though that appearance may actually have been an even Earlier Bird Cameo for Kefla) and transforming along with Cabba and Frost, and the promotional commercial showing her base form Hulking Out before her proper appearance on the show, to the point of Wolverine Publicity.
    • Her "controlled" form was shown in a Shonen magazine months before the tournament actually started, showing her alongside Jiren and Ribrianne.
  • Edible Theme Naming: Like all Saiyans, her name is taken from a vegetable, kale, which so happens to be a relative of broccoli, from which Broly's name is derived.
  • Emerald Power: Her Berserker form features green hair and a Ki aura that glows a sickly green color. In addition, her energy attacks and exhaled steam feature the same coloring.
  • Enemy Mine: She and Caulifla team up with Goku from Universe 7 to take on a bunch of Pride Troopers after Jiren and Topppo send them against Goku.
  • Face of a Thug: Kale's Kubrick Stare, appropriately, has a stoic, delinquent facade that tends to fade quickly once she becomes weak-willed and emotional. However, once she becomes a Berserker, the face is very accurate to that form's persona.
  • Foil: Like Gohan in Dragon Ball Z, she does not seem to have the instincts of a warrior and has confidence issues, but she has monstrous potential. She goes from adorable to brutal in seconds, similar to when Gohan first went from a crybaby to brutally wounding Raditz when Goku and Piccolo were getting stomped.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: While Caulifla considers Kale to be special enough to be her personal protegee, most people barely acknowledge the seemingly weak gang lapdog unless Caulifla's around. Enter the Tournament of Power, where after getting tortured and ignored by her enthralled boss, Kale finally cracked into her Berserker state and made a fearfully destructive presence that literally reshaped the arena. This is enough to attract even the Pride Troopers, causing Jiren to quickly forced her out of her rampage, while Kahseral's squad specifically called her out as a motive for payback against Goku, Caulifla, and Kale. In the manga, Kale goes from someone whose power Caulifla couldn't recognize to the fighter with the most eliminations, who managed to fend off both Goku and Frieza, as well as nearly knock out Vegeta and Top.
  • Good Counterpart: Though she is a member of Caulifla's gang, if what Cabba says is true about Universe 6 Saiyans, she may be this to the Non-Serial Movie villain Broly.
    • Initially when she first unlocks her Berserk form, she violently attacks Cabba only, forcing Caulifla to intervene. In the midst of the Tournament of Power, her Berserk form's savagely violent persona becomes even more like Broly, targeting Goku and becoming a dreaded menace to every fighting participant in the arena.
    • However, after helplessly watching an injured Caulifla stall an impending attack, Kale manages to temporarily gain control of her potent forms and assist her mentor effectively in combat. Even when she willingly accesses her Berserk form, she's less of a Wild Card liability.
    • Then in the manga it's played straight again, as once Kale transforms she's effectively a mindless berserker, her backstory mirroring Broly's even more closely as her power is revealed to be a result of her being the "Legendary Saiyan" of Universe 6, but in her mindless rage state she knocks out most of her teammates.
  • Girly Bruiser: Her base form rocks the crop top, mini-skirt, lipstick, and earring attire with her occasional boxing style and petite frame. When she accesses her Super Saiyan forms, she upgrades into an Amazonian Beauty.
  • Girly Girl with a Tomboy Streak: Her soft-spoken voice and personality, along with her traditional feminine attire, contrasts with her mentor's tomboy equivalent. That said, once she gains a confidence boost, on top of accessing her Super Saiyan forms, Kale becomes eager to fight fast and ferociously.
  • Graceful Loser: After failing to defeat Ultra Instinct Goku as Kefla, and accidentally destroying Fuwa's Potara Earrings in the process, Kale directly apologizes to Champa and Fuwa with a bowing, calm demeanor. Her mentor Caulifla, on the other hand, doesn't take the loss as lightly.
  • Hulking Out: How her transformation into Super Saiyan is portrayed, with all of her muscles expanding and a drastic height and size increase.
  • If I Can't Have You...: In episode 100, after transforming, Kale tries to attack Caulifla because she thought that Goku was taking her away from Kale. She is only stopped because Jiren intervenes. It's not clear if she was going to kill or just injure her. This was a result of her losing control of her power and emotions in her transformed state, as she is normally very fond of Caulifla, and would not attack her in any other circumstance. It's not quite clear if this was the romantic version of the trope, despite Kale's implied sexuality.
  • Internalized Categorism: Kale's self-esteem is so low, she considers herself as "a pathetic Saiyan".
  • The Juggernaut:
    • Her Berserker form is so stupidly powerful, she can power through a Super Saiyan Blue Kamehameha with no apparent damage.
    • Her manga form is much more powerful, blindly wiping out FOUR universes one after another with no opposition whatsoever (even Agnilasa from Universe 3 got taken out easily by her), while placing a huge dent on Universe 11's numbers, which at the moment, had no fighters knocked out.
  • Kick the Morality Pet: Prior to the Tournament of Power, Caulifla was the only person that could calm her down when she went into her Berserk form and never directly harmed her, however when she thinks Goku stole Caulifla from her she loses complete control of herself and attacks Caulifla twice. The first time she charges at her and Goku with only Hit's Time-Skip saving Caulifla from falling out of the ring, the second time she lunges at Caulifla from behind before being one-shotted by Jiren before she could hit her.
  • Kubrick Stare: For a normally meek and emotional girl, she tends to stare down and observe others (that aren't Caulifla) with this look, as evident in her profile image. The expression can evolve into a Death Glare or Disapproving Look.
  • The Lancer: She is Caulifla's second-in-command in a gang of Saiyan punks (Saiyan Cultists in the manga) and is always by her side.
  • Letting Her Hair Down: She tends to sport long hair after powering down from her Super Saiyan forms, seeing as their wild hairstyles destroy Kale's hair bands every time.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Berserk Kale may be bigger and stronger than most Universe 6 Saiyans, but it doesn't hinder her flight speed when successfully chasing down the smaller Cabba, or keeping up with all of Goku's forms, in their battle.
  • Lipstick Lesbian: She's more Ambiguously Gay at this point, but her interactions with Caulifla suggest a massive crush, and she became a Super Saiyan because she thought Cabba was going to take Caulifla away from her. She becomes more butch as a Super Saiyan though, getting the musculature that rivals male bodybuilders.
  • Luminescent Blush: Due to being really emotional, Kale tends to do this whenever she's feeling really strongly about anything.
  • Magic Pants: Much like Broly, her clothing expands after transforming. It's more noticeable with her because she is much smaller before transforming and wears a shirt.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout:
    • Her Berserker form turns her into a feral beast, making her unleash from her lungs a powerful scream, capable of destroying part of the arena of the Tournament of Power, made from the strongest metal in the multiverse.
    • Her Gigantic Shout technique, from Dragon Ball Heroes, combines this with a massive expulsion of destructive energy within her radius.
  • Meaningful Name: Kale is a relative of broccoli, and is considered a superfood. Rather appropriate for Broly's Distaff Counterpart.
  • Metronomic Man Mashing: Berserker Kale delivered one to Super Saiyan 2 Goku during her assault, ragdolling him multiple times before Goku stalled her with an ineffective kick.
  • Mysterious Past: Unlike Cabba and Caulifla who have some background, Kale's origins are a mystery, and only Caulifla appears to know where she comes from. The manga, however, does state she and the other gang members were rescued by Caulifla and given a home, but still leave her origins quite unknown.
  • Morality Pet: So far Kale seems to be the only person Caulifla treats with kindness and respect. She clearly has a hard time even saying bad stuff to Kale and constantly tries to get Kale to believe in herself. This, however, gets downplayed as her Berserker form is too unstable, with even Kale attacking Caulifla during their fight with Goku.
  • Murder the Hypotenuse: It's heavily implied her feelings for Caulifla go beyond a teacher-protegee relationship. When she finds Caulifla getting a little too close to Cabba for her liking, the jealousy is part of what triggers her transformation into her berserker form, at which point she is so overwhelmed by Unstoppable Rage that she tries to kill him. Likewise, she tries to kill Goku for doing the same.
    Kale: You've taken my one and only away from me. You going to regret that Goku! I'll make you pay!
  • Muscles Are Meaningful: Kale's Berserk state is bulkier than Caulifla and Cabba, but is considered more powerful than Super Saiyan Cabba (who is usually the poster boy of the opposite along with Caulifla).
  • Mythology Gag: She is a walking Broly reference, mostly in her Berserker state.
    • Her first line to Cabba is "キャベ ! まずはお前から血祭りにあげてやる" ("Cabba! Mazu ha omae kara chimatsuri ni ageteyaru!''") ("Cabba! The first of my victims will be you!") much like Broly's first line as a Legendary Super Saiyan to Goku. She also says "Energy rising... overflowing", much like her inspiration.
    • She also gains a sudden hatred of Goku and starts to repeat ad nauseam his name (but instead of Kakarot, it's Son Goku).
    • She No Sells Goku's Kamehameha Wave complete with a Facepalm of Doom in her Berserker state, much like her inspiration. What makes it impressive is that Goku was in his Super Saiyan Blue state.
    • In the manga it's made explicit that she's also a Legendary Saiyan, a demonic Saiyan that appears only once every 1000 years, and doomed to destroy herself and everything around her. This not only parallels Broly's backstory, but also mixes it with the legend of the Super Saiyan that was destroyed by his own power.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Like the other Universe 6 Saiyans, being very slim and not muscular while untransformed. However, she also has this towards the Universe 6 Saiyans, being the only full-blooded Saiyan in the franchise without wholly black irises, instead of having very dark gray irises.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: Kale learns to master her Berserk form, but once Goku goes Super Saiyan God, he wipes the floor with her.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Her regular form features one overlapping her left eye, a quick clue into her meek demeanor. She still retains the hair bang in her Berserk state, but with a stark personality contrast towards a typical Universe 7 Saiyan's behavior.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Kale tends to sport a worried or annoyed frown everywhere she wanders when she's not being stoic. However, when Caulifla is around, or if she finally feels a shred of confidence, she sports a heartwarming smile.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: When she turns Berserk, her power starts to grow out of control, to the point she had to release energy. That energy was so powerful it was capable of destroying part of the arena, that is made of the strongest metal in the multiverse. She also No Sells Goku's Kamehameha Wave as a power-suppressed Super Saiyan Blue, meaning she is too powerful for her own good. Hit was worried she might kill someone, getting her disqualified. To top it all, her screams are powerful enough to destroy part of the arena.
    Top: That much force...from her voice alone?!
  • Power Makes Your Voice Deep: Compared to the high-pitched, meek sounding voice of her base form, Kale's voice in her Berserk state is huskier and more sensual.
  • The Power of Hate: A typical trigger to unlock a Saiyan's super form, and Kale's Berserker and Super Saiyan forms are no different. Subverted with how she unlocks Super Saiyan 2, however.
  • The Power of Love: Her Berserk form is fueled by jealousy of those she thinks may steal Caulifla from her. She gains a controlled Super Saiyan state when Caulifla puts everything on the line to protect her, and Kale is driven to do so in turn. Later, when she goes Berserk again, Caulifla telling Kale how important she is to her, that Kale is the only one who can fight by her side, drives Kale to fully control her full power into unlocking Super Saiyan 2.
  • Pre-Asskicking One-Liner: Minutes after transforming into her Berserk state, the mentally unstable Kale offers a familiar threatnote  to Cabba with a smirk before wailing down on him relentlessly.
  • Prophet Eyes: Displays these in her Berserk form.
  • The Quiet One: She can hardly raise her voice due to being too shy. Least, when in her normal state.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: In the Funimation dub, Berserker Kale mindlessly refers to Goku by various negative adjectives, expressing how much bottled-up disdain she has for him.
    Kale: Goku the destroyer of lives...the ruiner...the arrogant...the parasite...the stubborn...the spineless...the vulnerable!
  • Red Is Violent: Her crop-top, mini skirt, and boot ankles are colored in red. When she goes berserk, she doesn't hold back when it comes to beating down on her opponents.
  • Reluctant Warrior: Before gaining some form of control over her latent Super Saiyan powers, Kale didn't feel capable enough to be an effective fighter, often downgrading herself as being a pathetic Saiyan.
  • Satellite Character: Most of Kale's interactions and motivations revolve around Caulifla, due to being the only person she's willing to work with on friendly terms. Without Caulifla to support her, Kale can slowly break down into a seemingly powerless state. Even when she becomes more confident, she is mostly just working with her sis.
  • Say My Name:
    • In the original Japanese, after transforming into her berserker form due to Goku and Caulifla fighting, she starts to call his name ad nauseum. It's the only thing she says, being blinded by rage.
      Kale: Son Goku... Son Goku... Son Goku. Kill!
    • In the Funimation dub, Berserker Kale's dialogue was punched up a bit, but she still repeatedly refers to Goku by name.
  • Shonen Hair: Her Berserk form's hairstyle is par for the course for her race's Super Modes: exaggerated spiky, bushy yellow hair (with a unique green tint not unlike Broly).
  • Shrinking Violet: She is a pretty shy girl, having difficulty with words. It's very clear her lack of confidence and self-worth because of this was a big factor in the stress that eventually caused her transformation. This is actually similar to a mentally subdued Broly's personality before turning into a Super Saiyan.
  • Slipknot Ponytail: Her ponytailed hair with Peek-a-Bangs functions this way whenever she transforms into her Berserk form.
  • Sleep-Mode Size: Her Super Saiyan is a restrained version of her Berserk form, looking more like a moderately taller Olympic female athlete as opposed to the latter's towering weightlifter physique.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Kale's Berserk form easily towers over most characters, like Cabba and Caulifla.note , and Goku note  While Caulifla was impressed by Kale's transformation, Cabba was more focused on staying alive against her new form. When she finally fully masters her power in Episode 114, her bulked-up Berserk form metamorphoses into a near-identical appearance of her controlled form, only slightly taller and muscular, and her hair the same green as her Berserk state, as opposed to the green-tinged gold colour her Super Saiyan state had.
  • Superior Successor: If she were to get control over her immense strength, she may surpass Caulifla. In episode 100, it's made clear that she's already way more powerful than Caulifla in her transformed state, as Caulifla was evenly matched with Super Saiyan 2 Goku, while Kale smacked around suppressed Super Saiyan Blue Goku. Her only real problem is her lack of long-term control of the form. As of Episode 114, she manages to accomplish mastering her Berserk state, something that not even Broly could, or had the inclination, to do, but then gets beaten by Goku.
  • Super Mode: An odd one for the series, but she can transform from a meek-looking girl into a Broly-like beast! After she fully masters the Berserk form and irons out its anger issues she unlocks Super Saiyan 2, becoming less beastly and resembling a taller, more powerful green haired version of her Super Saiyan State.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: In the anime, in her normal form Kale is a weakling who can barely fight. Her Berserk form is just as violent and powerful as Broly's Legendary Super Saiyan form. Cabba could barely survive and Caulifla had to bail him out. She finally gets a grip on the form in episode 101, and as of episode 114, she manages to water out the negative effects on her body and mind and master the state, transforming it into a bona fide Super Mode. In the manga, this is even more prominent as when Kale awakens as the Legendary Saiyan of her universe, she ends up knocking out most of her comrades, ultimately leaving only her, Cabba, and Kale to defend Universe 6.
  • Super Strength: In the manga, her Legendary Super Saiyan form is strong enough to lift Magetta and carry him in one arm, the same Magetta that not even SS Blue Vegeta can lift.
  • Tame His Anger: Her Super Saiyan form is powerful but utterly uncontrollable due to the crazed fury it instills in her, so this is part of her learning to control it. She starts to gain a measure of control in episode 101. As of Episode 114 she’s mastered her berserker state and can now use its full capabilities without lapsing into an Unstoppable Rage.
  • Teach Him Anger: When she can't transform through a technical explanation like Caulifla, Caulifla decides to do it through anger by insulting her. That doesn't work, but her jealousy at Caulifla's perceived closeness to Cabba (and later Goku) does the trick.
  • Temporary Bulk Change: Once she gains control of her Super Saiyan form, she's able to deliberately bulk up to her Legendary form without losing control.
  • Theme Naming: Like all Saiyans, Kale is named after a vegetable.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: She's a demure, quiet girly girl to Caulifla (the gang leader who, until recently, was considered the Worlds Greatest Warrior as far as female, Universe 6 Saiyans go), and to herself (when she's going Berserk, she's a female Broly in every sense, even having similarly incredible musculature).
  • Took a Level in Cheerfulness: After she gains access to a more controllable Super Saiyan form, as well as unlocking her version of Super Saiyan 2, she becomes a lot more cheerful, happy and confident in herself.
  • Torpedo Tits: Kale's Berserk state is able to charge an explosive ball of Ki in-between her Boobs of Steel. She uses this a counterattack against Cabba and Super Saiyan 2 Goku.
  • Underestimating Badassery:
    • Kale, even after displaying her monstrous strength as a Super Saiyan, was still marked as easy prey with Caulifla by Kahersal. She proved them wrong, big time, by ringing them out with Caulifla.
    • Like Caulifla, Kale cannot sense God Ki, therefore she was unaware of what she was getting into when Goku when Super Saiyan God and even said that whether it was Blue or Red, it wouldn't matter as they were all the same. As she quickly finds out, they aren't the same as Goku goes from being on the ropes against Kale and Caulifla to toying around with them even whilst he's still recovering.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Caulifla. Kale has always been by her side since the day Caulifla rescued her when she was lost by a roadside and is eternally grateful.
  • Unstoppable Rage: She goes from meek and frightened girl to a crazed giant, trying to kill Cabba and Goku over her rage blowing jealousy of a perceived closeness with Caulifla out of proportion. However, even as her speech begins to deteriorate, she never deliberately attacks Caulifla in this state. To Kale's credit, she still did better than Caulifla and was able to deflect Goku's ki attack.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: When she goes Berserk, her fighting skills are sub-par as she shows during her fight with Goku. Goku can't really hurt her, but the reverse is also true and Goku is more bemused at her invulnerability than worried. Though she does force him back to his base form. This also comes into play in the manga, where the coordinated teamwork of Universe 11 nearly manages to ring her out, thanks to her movements being so easy to read.
  • Visual Pun: Once she enters her Berserk mode due to jealousy, she is literally green with envy.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: She goes from a shy, timid girl to a raging violent monster after turning into her Berserk form.
  • Wolverine Publicity: She has received quite a lot of focus in both the new opening and promotional material, which isn't shocking considering Toei Animation knows about Broly's popularity. Add the fact she is also the first revealed female Super Saiyan in canon, and you get people's attention.
  • The Worf Effect: Gets defeated by Jiren in the Tournament of Power very easily after easily overpowering a suppressed Super Saiyan Blue Goku, taking out a few members of the arena. However, Jiren doesn't eliminate her, merely knocking her out of her Berserk state.
  • World's Strongest Woman: In her transformed state, Kale is far more powerful than Caulifla. As they are the only two females representing Universe 6, Kale must be the most powerful female mortal in Universe 6 while in her transformed state.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: Kale's Berserk state, in her initial tournament rampage, dragged Super Saiyan 2 Goku through a series of rocks by performing a lariat on him.
  • Vague Age: Like with Cabba and Caulifla, Kale's age is pretty vague, but all evidence suggests she is a teenager.
  • Yandere: You can tell she's this when part of what triggers her Super Saiyan transformation is her jealousy upon seeing Cabba getting close to her beloved "Ane-Sama", Caulifla. Upon transforming, her first impulse is to, of course, try to kill Cabba. The same happens to Goku when Caulifla seems a little too eager to keep fighting him. She seems to better control her clingy nature by the time she gains confidence in herself.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Caulifla is constantly trying to convince the shy and demure Kale that she is strong, but Kale doesn't think it's true (much to Caulifla's annoyance). The self-deprecating pressure Kale always has (exemplified by her quick breakdown for, initially, failing to acquire the Super Saiyan transformation) is part of why she transforms.
  • Your Size May Vary: Kale's Berserk state towers over most participants in the Tournament of Power, but by how much is rather inconsistent. Caulifla, as a comparison, can either be as high as Berserker Kale's waist in one scene, but suddenly have her hair tips reaching Kale's shoulders.

Alternative Title(s): Dragon Ball Frost, Dragon Ball Cabba, Dragon Ball Hit, Dragon Ball Caulifla, Dragon Ball Kale


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