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Universe 7 (第7宇宙, Dai nana Uchū) / Our Universe (我々の宇宙, Wareware no Uchū)

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"Our Universe", Universe 7 is the place where all of the Dragon Ball series has taken place. The universe is under the command of the God of Destruction, Beerus, and the former Supreme Kai of the East, Shin, who has taken the job after his fellow Kais were either killed or absorbed by the Eldritch Abomination Majin Buu. Along Universe 6, they form a twin universe.
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The universe hasn't been the nicest place: for many years, the dominant power was a galaxy-spanning empire ruled by Frieza and his father King Cold, who destroyed and subjugated planets for profit. Among his ranks were the ruthless Saiyans who also conquered planets for the Trade Empire until their extermination by the tyrant himself. While there has been an honest to goodness effort to counterattack Frieza's empire by the Galactic Patrol, their efforts haven't done much. It doesn't help that the God of Destruction, whose job it is to deal with rogue mortals, didn't do anything about Frieza and even encouraged his behavior by approving his genocide of the Saiyans.

There are 28 planets with intelligent life in the universe, which includes Earth, Namek, Yardrat, Zuun and Cereal.

In the multiverse ranking, Universe 7 is the second worstnote  out of all twelve universes, with a mortal life quality of 3.18 points, with Universe 9 being dead last. That being said, they win the Tournament of Power, and have the most eliminations by a mile in the anime (56 of the other universes' 70 chosen warriors, with U6's 12 total in second place; the only eliminations not induced by either U6 or U7 were two self-eliminations (Roselle of U9 to escape Frieza and Caway of U4 to escape Roshi), and one of U9's big three drawing first blood by taking out U10's Rylibeu), while in the manga U6 (mainly thanks to Kale and later Kefla) has the number's honor instead. In other words, they manage to have the second-worst quality of life by godly standards, while being a formidable team who frequently break their limits.

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    Beerus 

    Whis 

Whis (ウイス, Uisu)

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Voiced by (Japanese): Masakazu Morita
Voiced by (English): Ian Sinclair (Funimation dub); Doug Erholtz (Bang Zoom!/Toonami Asia dub in Super)
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish): Arturo Castañeda

"Goodness, sometimes I feel like the only adult in this universe."

Beerus's servant and teacher, and the Angel Attendant in charge of Universe 7. Loves to eat, and unlike his boss, is a genuine Nice Guy. Became a mentor for both Goku and Vegeta for them to reach even greater heights, all with the condition of allowing him to eat more delicious food.


  • The Ace: Intelligent, wise, unfailingly polite, incisive, and recognized by Word Of God as the most powerful being in Universe 7. We're talking about a guy who, if the Angel law about being a All-Powerful Bystander didn't limit him, would be able to take out every single threat that the main heroes ever face, and he's nice enough that he probably would have done so, too.
  • Achilles' Heel: Like the God of Destruction's life is linked to the Supreme Kai, the God of Destruction's attendants are considered angels who cease to function when their respective god is dead until a new God of Destruction and Supreme Kai are chosen.
  • Agent Peacock: An especially extreme example. He's a campy, effeminate guy in lipstick and swishy robes who also happens to be the most powerful being in Universe 7. This gets more apparent with the introduction of the other Gods of Destruction assistants, with Whis being the only one wearing lipstick with a flamboyant appearance.
  • All-Powerful Bystander:
    • Whis is the most powerful being in Dragon Ball at the time of his introduction, and by far the most powerful being in Universe 7. He only got taken down a peg with the introduction of his roughly equally strong sister Vados, followed by Zeno, dubbed King of Everything, and his father, the Grand Minister. No hero or villains' power comes close to matching his and he could end any threat so far with ease. He is powerful in ways other ki users or gods are not. Yet he is content to typically observe events despite worlds being destroyed or the lives of fellow gods being threatened. He only acts when Beerus gets out of hand. It's also his job to be this in Universe 7 to report to the true King of Everything about Beerus's duties when he appears.
    • Averts this with Beerus by the Future Trunks arc, where they lend their aid to the heroes, though they stay out of any actual fighting. Then they see Zamasu murder Gowasu, and he uses his rewinding time ability to undo it.
    • The manga version of Super Justifies this: Whis explains that angels such as he, Vados, and the Grand Minister are neutral and don't get involved in events of their own accord besides training and monitoring their deity. If they break this Angel law too much, as Merus does against Moro, they are erased from existence.
  • Almighty Janitor: He's Beerus's assistant, performing tasks such as setting alarm bombs and handling the teleportation duties. As the rest of his entry shows, in any other situation, Beerus should be serving him instead.
  • Ambiguously Gay: He noticeably blushes with a smile when Beerus accidentally flashes him in Episode 3 of Super, and occasionally flirts with fighters like Goku and Vegeta. These aspects are largely bowdlerized in the FUNimation dub.
  • Anti-Villain: He's not at all evil, he just happens to work for a Jerkass God.
  • Battle Butler: Is Beerus' assistant, as well as his teacher and sole superior as the strongest known fighter in the Universe 7.
  • Big Eater: Just like Beerus, and also like Beerus he's a connoisseur of new types of food, which is how Vegeta and Goku get training from him: by supplying him unique and interesting Earth cuisines to try. He especially enjoys sweets, like sundaes.
  • Big Good: Ironically, Beerus and Whis take on this role after the Battle of Gods Saga in Dragon Ball Super. Whis personally trains Goku and Vegeta to unlock their god forms, rewinds time when Frieza blows up the Earth and when Zamasu murders Gowasu, and he creates a new timeline for Future Trunks and Mai after Fusion Zamasu and Future Zeno destroyed his time. He also helps Beerus investigate Goku Black after seeing his Time Ring and recognizing his energy.
  • Bishōnen: Perhaps the most standard one in the entire franchise. Akira Toriyama said that he was specifically created to be a "good lookin' feller" in order to keep up with modern tastes.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He's far more focused on experiencing Earth culture than destroying the world, but as Beerus' attendant he has to be pretty damn powerful. As in the strongest character in the entire Seventh Universe!
  • Can't Live Without You: If Beerus and the U7 Supreme Kai dies, than he ceases to function until another set of gods are chosen. This being said, it seems like Whis would just continue going on living if Universe 7, Beerus and that Supreme Kai were erased.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: He admits part of his job is to help manage Beerus' temper and fickleness to prevent his destruction from getting out of hand.
  • Cosmic Entity: Whis is not technically a god, however, he's stronger than Beerus along with being a Reality Warper. He can also rewind time for the entire universe. It's later stated that he is an angel.
  • Deadpan Snarker: If he's not snarking at Beerus or chowing down, he's probably snarking at someone else. And he manages to keep his polite tone even while snarking at people!
  • Didn't See That Coming: Beerus and Whis are surprised that Champa manages to get a Time Master like Hit on their team. Whis even notes that he didn't know anyone outside of him could manipulate time.
  • Divine Intervention: Although Whis is technically not a god, at least according to him, he still counts since he's much stronger than Beerus and he has the power to rewind time for the entire universe by three minutes. He uses this power to reverse time on Frieza, stopping him from destroying the Earth in Resurrection 'F'. Later does so again to stop Zamasu from killing Gowasu in Super.
  • Don't Think, Feel: In both Resurrection 'F' and Super, he tells Vegeta to stop overthinking all the time because it slows down his reaction time during battle. Whis himself possesses Ultra Instinct, allowing him to act entirely on instinct and reflexes with no conscious thought whatsoever in a fight.
  • The Dragon: Subverted. He may be the manservant to the God of Destruction and an enormously powerful warrior in his own right, but he's nothing but helpful to our heroes (when he's not getting distracted by Earth food, anyway).
  • The Dreaded: In Dragon Ball Xenoverse Whis is this to Demon God Demigra, who knows full well that Whis is far stronger than Beerus. While Demigra actually thought he stood a chance at taking control of Beerus, his locked battle quotes show the usually-insufferable God of Demons becoming utterly flustered at the sight of Whis confronting him.
  • Dreadful Musician: Though we never actually get to hear it, this is a God whose singing is so bad that the Cat-God of Destruction would rather get out of the comfort of his bed than be forced to listen to it. As a testament to just how bad it is:
    Beerus: It's astounding, My good Whis; Mr. Vegeta's singing is actually worse than yours.
    Whis: (nervous laugh) Oh... that's quite hurtful, Lord Beerus.
  • Entertainingly Wrong: After Goku and the others returned from the future, Whis theorizes that Zamasu created Black using the Super Dragon Balls after he invaded Zuno's palace to get information on Goku and the Dragon Balls, and he also wished for immortality after skipping another year with the Time Ring. He also concludes that Zamasu murders Gowasu since only a Supreme Kai can use the Time Rings. Although Whis gets a lot right, he's wrong about Black being a golem, as he is Zamasu himself who switched bodies with Goku. He also made the mistake of thinking Future Zamasu was Present Zamasu since he never considered that Zamasu would team up with himself. Whis' theory falls short because he underestimated Zamasu's obsession with Goku and his vanity.
  • Eccentric Mentor: He is the one that trained Beerus, threatens to wake him up by singing, and spends most of his time on Earth sampling its cuisine instead of actually helping Beerus. In the prequel manga for Resurrection ‘F’ as well as in Dragon Ball Super, he's training Goku and Vegeta.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Whis threatens to wake Beerus by singing.
  • Everyone Has Standards:
  • Faster-Than-Light Travel: He ferries Beerus around the cosmos using a technique which transports them in a beam of light. Though it's not clear just how fast he's moving, it never takes more than 30 minutes or so for him to reach his destination and he's seen passing through spiral and elliptical galaxies in seconds.
  • Food as Bribe: Like Beerus, Whis is enamored with Earth's cuisine, treating even the most common and cheap foods as haute cuisine compared to everything else in Universe 7. As a result, whenever the cast need him to do something, they usually take him out to a meal first, though they constantly have to change it up to keep him from getting bored.
  • Forgot About His Powers: Subverted. It seems like Whis forgot he has the ability to reverse time. He didn't, but Goku did.
  • The Gadfly: He enjoys messing with people. Especially Beerus since he's 5 times stronger than him.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Although he comes off as much nicer than Beerus, he still has no problem with seeing planets being destroyed because the food was subpar and he even laughs at Beerus when it was revealed that he would be the lone survivor of U7 if it loses the Tournament of Power. At the same time, he does show real concern for Beerus and Goku, and called Goku Black a cold-hearted villain.
  • Humanoid Abomination: A much lighter example than most, but still. Beyond that, Whis is exponentially more powerful than the current Destroyer-God, and he has abilities previously unseen in the series.
  • Holy Halo: A blue ring that hovers around his head, though contrary to most examples, it centers on his neck.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: Beerus reveals Whis is actually his mentor and stronger than him.
  • Inexplicably Awesome: Whis isn't a god as far as we know, but he's stronger than Beerus and has the power to rewind time for the entire universe. When Vegeta asks exactly what Whis is, he gives a non-answer. The Supreme Kai later calls him an angel.
  • Lack of Empathy: Subverted. While he isn't too much bothered about the fact that Universe 7 can possibly be erased, he's still helping the heroes to succeed, encouraging Beerus and Goku to stop quarrelling and think more about how they can win. It's implied that Whis cares more about his assigned Universe than he's actually supposed to.
  • Master-Apprentice Chain: He is the master to Beerus, Vegeta, and Goku. However, he only has a chain with Goku and Vegeta since Beerus has no students:
    • Whis > Son Goku > Uub and Pan
    • Whis > Vegeta > Future Trunks
  • Morality Chain: To a limited degree, he plays this to Beerus. He never actually tries to stop the God of Destruction once he's made his mind up, probably knowing it would do no good, but he does offer alternative suggestions and causes delays if he thinks it will help him calm down. Only when Beerus is about to do something that would endanger literally the entire universe does Whis put his foot down and order Beerus to stop (and Beerus does listen when Whis does this).
  • Motive Misidentification: During Super's Future Trunks Saga, after Goku and co. face off against Goku Black and a version of Zamasu in Future Trunks' timeline, Whis initially deduces that Zamasu will use the Super Dragon Balls to attain Complete Immortality, then to create an Evil Knockoff of Goku to help him wipe out all mortal life in The Multiverse. As it turns out, Goku Black is actually an Alternate Self of the present Zamasu who used the Super Dragon Balls to steal Goku's body, while the immortal Zamasu who was helping him is actually Zamasu's counterpart from Trunks' timeline, who Black convinced to aid him.
  • Mundane Luxury: He finds Instant Ramen, considered by us to be cheap junk food, to be the greatest delicacy in the universe.
  • Mysterious Past: What is Whis? He is stronger than Beerus, who is the God of Destruction, and he appears to have god ki, but isn't a god. He can also rewind time by three minutes and is a Reality Warper on par with Buu. When Vegeta asked what Whis is, he is given a non-answer. Eventually, East Supreme Kai reveals that Whis is an angel.
  • Nice Guy: He's much calmer than Beerus and is incredibly pleasant to the main cast, even helping them keep their planet from being destroyed on several occasions.
  • Odd Friendship: Appears to have formed one with, of all people, Bulma. It may largely be due to her supplying him with a constant stream of delicious Earth food, but by Resurrection ‘F’, Whis seems to have genuinely become fond of her.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: The normally unflappable Whis is shocked when Zeno asks to meet Goku. He's also unusually tense and firm with Goku when he's taking him to Zeno's palace.
    • The second time Whis becomes giddy when he realizes that Goku has achieved Ultra Instinct - the state of fighting and moving without thinking. In short, exactly what Whis wanted to teach to Goku and Vegeta.
  • Our Angels Are Different: Apparently, according to U7's Supreme Kai, Whis and Vados are a type of angel who only functions as long as their God of Destruction is alive.
  • Physical God: Despite technically not being a deity like Beerus, he still falls into this. He ended up being the strongest character in the entire series at his introduction in a movie hyping the Saiyans' inferior strength and we have yet to see him fight even remotely seriously or come to harm in any way. His power also a Foreshadowing because he was appointed to look after the God of Destruction.
  • Pocket Dimension: Whis and Vados can seemingly store endless objects into a pocket dimension using their staffs. This includes food and even people. Goku and Vegeta trained in this dimension to learn how to contain their energy during the Resurrection 'F' Saga. During the time they're in there, Whis can't use his staff.
  • The Power of Creation: Like other gods and angels seen, he is able to create just about anything he desires. Unlike gods, however, he is also capable of destruction on a similar scale, although unlike his sister Vados, he avoids using his power for harmful purposes.
  • Pretty Boy Power: The most powerful fighter in the movies is a relatively human-looking Bishōnen.
  • Punny Name: "Uisu" is apparently derived from the Japanese pronunciation of "whiskey". Because Toriyama didn't come onto the project until after the God of Destruction was already named, he mistook the name "Birusu" for a play on "beers", and named his assistant to match. Ironically, it also sounds like it could be a pun on the Latin pronunciation of "virus", the same word Beerus' Japanese name was originally based on the Japanese pronunciation of according to the movie's scriptwriter. Meaning, both Beerus and Whis in a sense carry both puns.
  • Readings Are Off the Scale: As stated by Akira Toriyama, in terms of raw power, on a scale of one to ten, SSG Goku is a 6, Beerus is a 10, and Whis is a 15.
  • Reality Warper: He has the ability to warp time, as well as create portals and store things in Hammerspace, and managed to magic Bra/Bulla out of Bulma's womb in under twenty seconds, ensuring the latter skipped the birthing process altogether. And as a gift from Beerus for his performance in the Tournament of Power, Whis resurrects Frieza on the spot with minimal effort, when the same act cost Elder Kai - a God of Creation - his life.
  • Reset Button: As revealed in Resurrection ‘F’, he has the ability to reverse time itself and create "do-overs" when Beerus' destruction gets out of hand. This power appears to be distinct from ordinary time-travel in the Dragon World, as it directly affects the timeline they are in. This comes into play at the end of the movie/saga, as he undoes the damage that Frieza caused.
  • Servile Snarker: He spends most of his time snarking at Beerus. He knows he can get away with it.
  • Shaped Like Itself: When asked to explain what exactly he is, he describes himself as "the life-form known as Whis."
  • The Snack Is More Interesting: He's much more interested in trying out Earth food (which he thinks is incredibly delicious) than anything else going on around him. Not that he REALLY needs to be.
  • Sissy Villain: Subverted. He's camp as hell, and manservant to the Psychopathic Manchild God of Destruction, but turns out to be far more of a help than a hindrance to the heroes.
  • The Smart Guy: He's shown to be extremely good at analyzing the current situation and drawing logical conclusions about what's going on. Not only does this make him a very good teacher and Combat Commentator, but he's also the first to come up with a working theory about Zamasu and Black.
  • Spell My Name with an S: Latin American media doesn't seem to settle on whether to spell his name as "Whis" or "Wiss".
  • Sole Survivor: If Goku and company lose the Tournament of Power, the Grand Minister says in no uncertain terms that Whis will become this for Universe 7, as the "angels" apparently are too important to lose, more so than even the Supreme Kais and the Gods of Destruction.
  • So Proud of You: Whis does not hide his pride and joy when Goku finally masters the Ultra Instinct.
  • Story-Breaker Power: On a ratings of one to ten, by word of Toriyama around the time of Battle of Gods, Goku at Super Saiyan God is a six, and Beerus is a ten. Whis? Whis is a fifteen. He is, by all intents and purposes, in a universe where the strongest beings can wipe out galaxies with ease, completely untouchable by man or god alike. He can stop Beerus cold with one hand, he can take Goku and Vegeta with god ki simultaneously without ever breaking a sweat, and he can reverse time for the universe at large. Forget Vegito or Gogeta, if this guy ever takes action, there's no reason any conflict within the bounds of Universe 7 would have any consequence. He also has several reality warping abilities like being able to create objects from nothing.
  • Strange Minds Think Alike: He shares Goku's confusion over why Vegeta doesn't want to train with him because Bulma is pregnant.
  • Strong and Skilled: Whis like all angels are the strongest beings in their respective universes, but are also martial arts masters that train the Gods of Destructions they serve.
  • Superpower Lottery: He's an Almighty Janitor who is far stronger than Beerus. He is also a Reality Warper who can create nearly unbreakable shields, hold items in a Pocket Dimension, find almost anyone or anything in the universe using his staff, heal wounds, and can travel faster than the speed of light with ease. He can rewind time for the entire universe by three minutes. He can also revive a deceased person on his own, without the use of Dragon Balls.
  • Super Speed: So fast that he can get to anywhere in the universe in under an hour using only pure speed, unlike Goku, Kibito and the Supreme Kai who rely on special techniques to accomplish the same thing. In Super, Beerus still complains about him being too slow.
  • Time Master: Whis can rewind time by three minutes, allowing him to do-over any mistakes. The only known limit is that he can't do it twice in a row.
  • Top God: Unlike Beerus, Whis is not a god, and is revealed to be an angel. But as far as anyone can tell he's the strongest known being in Universe 7, surpassing even Beerus by a wide margin. He also has the story breaking power of rewinding time by three minutes, undoing any mistake as he sees fit. For a while he was the closest thing in the Dragon Ball universe to a true god. Then the arrival of Zeno, the king of ALL 12 universes, who he has authority to answer to even when Beerus is scared.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Like Beerus, he holds Earth cuisine as the greatest in the universe. When he first tasted Instant Ramen, it practically made him orgasm because of how delicious it was.
  • Tranquil Fury: The anime's adaptation of the Battle Of Gods arc shows that when Whis gets angry, this is how he acts. At one point, Goku's dropped to Super Saiyan, and it seems like Beerus has won, so Whis prepares to head out when Piccolo grabs his arm, insisting that it's not over yet. Whis, in a rare moment of ire, just about snarls at Piccolo to let go.
    Whis: You will kindly remove your hand. (Beat) ...I said remove it.
  • Undying Loyalty: Seemingly has this to Beerus. And it turns out to be completely true... in a master/student bond kind of way.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Beerus and Whis investigating Goku Black leads them to U10 where they asked about the Time Rings, something that Zamasu didn't know existed until that moment. They also bring Goku, who is obsessed with fighting Zamasu since he heard he's a fighting prodigy among the Kais and he may be Goku Black. This leads to a sparring match where Goku beats Zamasu, and him becoming obsessed with Goku and seeing mortals as not only foolish beings but dangerous to the Gods.
  • The Unfought: Though we STILL get to see how shockingly powerful he is by him knocking a Wasabi-enraged Beerus out cold with ONE light Dope Slap to the head. That's right, he knocked out a God that wipes the floor with Super Saiyans with a Dope Slap like he was spanking a naughty child. And worse; it was Played for Laughs, too.
  • Upper-Class Twit: Just as aristocratic and out-of-touch as his master (as their reaction to Bulma's party amply demonstrates), though he's significantly more polite and friendly about it.
  • Walking Spoiler: His relation to Beerus and the extent of his powers are all spoiler enough to warrant tags.
  • World's Strongest Man:
    • Y'know how Beerus was able to legitimately take down Goku? Well, Beerus admits that Whis trained him and is actually much more powerful than he is, making him the single most powerful known being in his universe. Beerus does hint though that other universes might have beings that are even more powerful. According to Toriyama himself, on a scale of 1 to 10, Goku is a 6 and Beerus is a 10. As for Whis? He's a 15.
    • In Resurrection ‘F’ and Super, he is shown training Goku and Vegeta, and neither of them can so much as touch him. Keep in mind, both of them have been able to inflict some damage on Beerus, and have since ascended to Saiyan Beyond God status. Heck, he even moves so fast that he's able to draw his personal mark on their clothes without either of them noticing until he points it out. Later, when Frieza destroys the Earth, he rewinds time, giving Goku the chance to Set Right What Once Went Wrong.
    • Dragon Ball Super: Broly shows him briefly fight Broly in what is a joke on Broly's part. He cannot hit Whis at all, while Whis is not even trying to fight him seriously. To put that into perspective; Goku outright states he thinks Broly is stronger than Beerus, and at max power, Broly was comparable to Super Saiyan Blue Gogeta. That's right; a being as strong as Super Broly, is a plaything to Whis.

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    Oracle Fish 

Oracle Fish (予言魚, Yogen-gyo)

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Voiced by (Japanese): Shoko Nakagawa (Japanese)
Voiced by (English): Monica Rial (Funimation dub); Brian Beacock (Bang Zoom!/Toonami Asia dub in Super)
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish): Alondra Hidalgo

A fish who is an oracle. An inhabitant of Beerus planet. He was the one who gave Beerus indications on where the Super Saiyan God was.


  • Ascended Extra: While he doesn't make many appearances following his initial role in the anime, he's an oft-recurring character in the manga, making the prediction to Beerus before the Tournament of Power that Goku and Vegeta will rival him, and his insomnia foretells the arrival of the strongest being in Universe 7 in the Granolah the Survivor arc.
  • Commuting on a Bus: Since his role is pretty minor, he tends to appear for very few moments during the series.
  • Seers: His job; he's Beerus' seer.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: He gave Beerus a prophecy of fighting an individual, the Super Saiyan God, 39 years before the events of Dragon Ball Super. If it wasn't for him, Beerus wouldn't have been interested at all in the legendary fighter, meaning none of the events of Dragon Ball Super would have happened as we saw them.

Team Universe 7

    In General 
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From left to right: Frieza, Krillin, Android 18, Android 17, Son Goku, Vegeta, Son Gohan, Master Roshi, Tien Shinhan, Piccolo
The Team assembled to represent Universe 7 in the Tournament of Power.
  • 11th-Hour Ranger: Frieza joins the team very late, as Buu was the original member and needed a last minute replacement, due to him falling asleep.
  • Badass Crew: Universe 7's greatest fighters assembled together.
  • Badass Family: Several members are related. Goku and Gohan are father and son, with Piccolo being an Honorary Uncle to Gohan. 17 and 18 are siblings, while Krillin and 18 are married.
  • Bald Head of Toughness: Half of them have no hair on top of their heads and all of them are incredibly powerful warriors.
  • Friendly Enemy:
    • A few members are on good terms with Universe 6. Goku and Hit are respected rivals, while Vegeta and Cabba have a master-student relationship.
    • Most of the team have been enemies or rivals of Goku at some point or another. Krillin was a cheating brat when they first met, Tien, Piccolo, Vegeta, 17 and 18 were all previously bad guys, and Frieza will never stop being evil.
  • Godzilla Threshold: Bringing in Frieza as the final member really shows how desperate Universe 7 was.
  • Gondor Calls for Aid: In the ultimate call for aid, Goku recruits many of his past allies from throughout the series to help fight in the Tournament of Power, along with one nemesis.
  • Multinational Team: Notably, the team includes members of every prominent race featured in the series: Saiyan (Goku, Vegeta, Gohan), Human (Krillin, Tien, Master Roshi), Namekian (Piccolo), Android (17, 18), Frieza's race, and Majin (Majin Buu)
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: The team is mostly made up of members of the Z-Warriors, but due to needing ten members, Goku brought in a lot of allies they previously hadn't worked with before.
  • Red Herring: The final member of Team Universe 7 (during the anime run) was advertised to be Buu. It's actually Frieza. The manga makes no hesitation to advertise Frieza with Team Universe 7.
  • Running Gag: Buu being enlisted as a team member, but always failing to compete in the actual tournament.
  • Shoo Out the Clowns:
    • Goku decided against picking Goten and Trunks (and by extension Gotenks) due to the kids lacking the maturity and the experience required for the tournament.
    • Goku suggests picking Monaka for the tournament (still under the belief that he's stronger than him), but Beerus immediately says that Monaka got sick, not wanting to take the chance of a Motivational Lie for the Tournament of Power.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Android 18 is the only female on the team.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork:
    • Frieza and pretty much everyone else. He initially refused to be ordered around and did whatever he felt like. Though when more of his allies get eliminated, he finally decides to cooperate with them.
    • Vegeta prefers to go it solo, wanting to fight the strongest opponents himself and refusing to contribute to Goku's Spirit Bomb.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Frieza serves this role, being a true villain and the Arch-Enemy of Goku, but forced to ally with them to keep himself from being erased.
  • Token Minority:
    • Frieza is the only one of his race present on the team, and the only one who didn't originate from nor is currently living on Earth.
    • Piccolo is also the only Namekian, although he's stuck with the team before.
    • During the U6 Tournament, Monaka is the only member of whatever his species is, but also being the only member who isn't a fighter.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Anyone who isn't a Saiyan, Android, or Frieza falls into this category.

Mortal residents

Galactic Patrol and related

Present in both mediums

    Monaka 

Monaka (モナカ)

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Voiced by (Japanese): Masami Kikuchi
Voiced by (English): Daman Mills
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish): Roberto Mendiola

Monaka is a deliveryman whom the God of Destruction Beerus uses as motivation for Goku and Vegeta to get stronger. Beerus claims that he is the strongest fighter of Universe 7. During the Champa saga, he was chosen as the last member to fight in the tournament.


  • Accidental Hero:
    • At the conclusion of the Potaufeu Saga, Monaka accidentally steps on the core of Comméson just as he wakes up from his coma, which acts as a catalyst for Copy-Vegeta's defeat and gives Goku the opportunity to finish him off.
    • At the end of the Champa Arc, while his punch didn't even phase Hit, it gave Hit the opportunity to throw the fight out of respect for Goku. Because of that, he technically won the tournament for Universe 7.
  • The Ace: Beerus claims that Monaka is this, citing him as the strongest mortal in Universe 7 who gave him a much better fight than Goku. He tells members of his team to do rock-paper-scissors to chose who will fight in what order, but says that Monaka will go last since is the 'ace'. Beerus also seems to be afraid of him, going out of his way to keep Monaka happy. It's revealed by Whis that Monaka isn't that strong and is actually an amateur fighter who Beerus builds up to motivate Goku and Vegeta into becoming stronger.
  • Always Someone Better: According to Beerus, Goku is the second strongest opponent he's fought. This guy is just an amateur brought in to motivate Goku and Vegeta to get stronger.
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: Monaka is officially the team captain for U7 during the Champa Saga since he is the strongest fighter in U7 according to Beerus. It's all a big Motivational Lie. He's actually quite weak and faints at the sight of fighting.
  • Berserk Button: Beerus claims that anyone who interrupts his concentration whether friend or foe gets annihilated in an instant, even going as far as saying he destroyed a whole planet because of this. This was just a lie to prevent Goku from finding out that Monaka is actually really weak.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: He's Krillin's size with giant nipples and wears a leotard, yet Whis claims even Beerus would have a hard time stopping him if he chooses to go all out. It's saying something when Beerus, God of Destruction, tries not to anger Monaka, and beats Goku when the latter tries to test Monaka's strength by punching him. Subverted when it's revealed that he isn't strong and is a coward who faints at anything that surprises him.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Whis describes the people of Planet Wagashi, Monaka's home planet, as this. They are kind and docile, but their true power is such that even Beerus could have a hard time with them. Whis is lying, they are probably just as weak as him.
  • Courier: This is his occupation. Beerus puts a huge pile of gold in his truck as thanks for being the Motivational Lie for Goku. Chi-Chi is impressed that Monaka works on top of being very powerful. That is before she learns, along with everyone else minus Goku, that Monaka isn't strong.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Goku tried testing his "power" by sucker-punching him in the face (which resulted in Monaka not evading the attack along with showing signs of physical damage and putting Monaka close to tears). Piccolo states that he can't even sense his power level as well. Additionally, according to Whis, Monaka mentally "fainted after seeing Goku's Kamehameha in the first battle", but with all of this, Beerus still states that he's the team ace and will incinerate anyone, friend or foe, who interrupts him while "meditating". This ends up all being false, since Monaka is actually a weakling who faints at anything that remotely surprises him.
  • Dull Surprise: When it isn't related to fighting, this tends to be Monaka's default expression towards everything.
  • Foil: Is one to Dr. Rota from Universe 6. Both are Joke Characters who oddly stand out for their respective universes and aren't really that powerful. However, while Dr. Rota was able to at least grapple with Prum, Monaka is barely able to lay a dent on anybody. Plus, both are somewhat Accidental Heroes in a way, while Monaka has accidentally won the Universe 6 & 7 Tournament (due to Hit's disinterest in the prize), Dr. Rota indirectly helped Vegeta beat Prum, as he was able to No-Sell almost all Ki attacks. Plus, Monaka showed up for the first tournament and didn't show up for the second one, while Dr. Rota showed up for the second one and not the first one. Lastly, both characters are voiced by the same voice actor.
  • Edible Theme Naming: Besides its in-universe meaning, his name is also the name of a Japanese dessert similar to a sandwich cookie.
  • Gag Boobs: Has huge nipples.
  • Gonk: Just look at him!
  • Joke Character: He's not as strong as is claimed, and he's only there just as a way to motivate Goku and Vegeta to become stronger and to win the tournament. He may or may not be strong in his own right, unlike most examples of this trope.
  • Karmic Jackpot: He's actually a Joke Character, and him going against Hit was akin to an ant fighting a steamroller. That said, he still fought, gave Hit a chance to throw the fight, and, to reward his services, Beerus pays him a literal truckload of treasure.
  • Lovable Coward: While he's very nervous and rather cowardly during the tournament and when Goku expresses his desire to fight him, it's very hard to blame him for being so nervous considering that he's just a delivery man with no powers who just got dragged in a game between gods and who finds himself forced to face Physical Gods infinitely stronger than him.
  • Meaningful Name: His name translates to "He of Great Ponta (He with the big nipples)."
  • Motivational Lie: His true purpose. Beerus made up the story about him being the strongest fighter he ever met to motivate Goku and Vegeta into becoming stronger and better able to win the tournament. The lie ends up backfiring since Buu fails the written test, leaving Beerus with only three capable fighters. Later, Beerus in a Monaka costume fights Goku and hilariously, when Goku sees the Monaka costume and Monaka himself, he believes that Monaka has splitting abilities similar to Majin Buu.
  • Mr. Exposition: Brings up the fact to see the Unnamed Planet and the surrounding Super Dragon Balls from a 3D perspective, allowing Whis to figure out that the planet was indeed the final Super Dragon Ball.
  • Nervous Wreck: He's so nervous he passes out by the sight of Goku's Kamehameha and Vegeta's Super Saiyan Blue aura. When it was his turn fighting Hit, he nervously walked into the arena (and dropped on the ground as well). He only won against Hit because Hit was returning the favor of Goku withdrawing ... if Hit didn't find Goku that much of a worthy opponent, Monaka would have most probably been utterly obliterated. Monaka also gets very nervous when Beerus tells him that he still wants to use him to motivate Goku further after the tournament. Additionally, Monaka had a panic attack when Goku was dragging him to go spar with him.
  • Nice Guy: He's a pretty good sport about Goku sucker punching him in the face for no reason. In the manga, Whis states that he is polite and gentle in general. When it doesn't involve fighting strong opponents that he knows he would lose against, Monaka is pretty nice to the other characters.
  • Noodle Incident: As of right now, we don't know what caused Beerus to have trouble with Monaka. Although this is probably just a story Beerus made up to motivate Goku.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: He's a lot weaker than Beerus claims, but he still manages to take a punch from Saiyan Beyond God Goku to the face without flinching, which has to count for something. Krillin was sent flying across the countryside and broke his leg taking such a punch, and Goku was weaker since that was before he trained with Whis. However, Trunks elbowed Monaka on accident and he ended up crying, so his power tier compared to the lower tiered Z-Fighters is unknown.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Only goes up to Goku's waist, but Beerus claims that he gave a much better fight than Goku ever did, which isn't true. Beerus only made that up to motivate Goku and Vegeta. But that he managed to tank a punch from a Physical God with Nothing other than a few scrapes shows that while he may not be the strongest, he's not the weakest either.
  • People Puppets: After Goku tears up the Monaka costume during his sparring match with Beerus, Vegeta and Piccolo rushes to fix it. When Goku asked what is going on, Vegeta and Piccolo pretend that Monaka is controlling their bodies.
  • Put on a Bus: Monaka hasn't been seen since the defeat of Copy Vegeta. He was mentioned during the Universal Survival Saga, but due to the nature of the tournament and the consequences, Beerus quickly stated that he was sick.
  • Quaking with Fear: He was so terrified of fighting Hit that his teeth chattered and his knees trembled.
  • The Quiet One: Around strong fighters, he usually just stares into blankness and sits/stands there. This is actually because he's passed out ... however, he talks normally whenever it doesn't involve Beerus's lie.
  • Running Gag: He always faints when something even slightly surprising happens.
  • Shoo Out the Clowns: Guess who isn't a fighter for the Universal Survival Saga? This is probably in fear of the consequences, as the Universe is in stake as opposed to Earth. He and Jaco didn't make an appearance or mention in the Future Trunks Saga either, which was far darker than the series has been so far.
  • Sleeps with Both Eyes Open: Whenever he passes out, he keeps both of his eyes wide open.
  • Space Trucker: Well more like space delivery man, but close enough.
  • Walking Spoiler: After his buildup through the Champa Saga, it's safe to assume that most of the spoilers on this page are about how weak Monaka is.
  • Wealthy Ever After: At the end of the Champa Arc, as a reward for his services, Beerus pays him a small fortune worth of treasure.
  • World's Strongest Man: Beerus claims that he is the strongest mortal in Universe 7 since he gave him a better fight than Super Saiyan God Goku and forces him to fight last at the tournament since he is The Ace. This is a lie Beerus created to give Goku and Vegeta motivation to keep growing stronger and to win him the tournament. To keep Goku from finding out the truth, Beerus dressed in a Monaka costume and sparred with Goku.

    Zuno 

Zuno (ズノー, Zunō)

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Voiced by (Japanese): Keiichi Sonobe
Voiced by (English): Daniel Penz
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish): Carlos del Campo

An omniscient being. He knows everything in the universe.


  • Ambiguously Bi: Though he obviously prefers women, he'll answer one question for a man if they kiss his cheek.
  • The Bus Came Back: He returns in the Granolah arc after a fairly long absence, where he once again provides vital information to a group of villains.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: In his initial appearance, he gives Bulma information on the Super Dragon Balls and isn't mentioned again. In the Future Trunks Saga, Zamasu breaks into his temple to gain information about the Super Dragon Balls and Goku. He also appears in the Granolah Arc, giving the Heeters information on the Dragon Balls.
  • Has a Type: Turns out he has a thing for feisty women like Bulma and Macki, which is why he'll answer more than one question for them if they kill him.
  • Jackass Genie: Counts any rhetorical question as one of the questions he will answer, will only make one appointment every seven years, and insults Bulma's age. Zamasu won't take any of that though, and forcefully barges in his temple.
  • Living MacGuffin: The Heeters seek him out so they can pry him for information. They convince him to answer ten questions, including one regarding the weaknesses of the Saiyans.
  • Meaningful Name: "Zunô" means "Brain" in Japanese, appropriately.
  • The Omniscient: He knows about everything in the universe. He knew exactly what Bulma's breast size was, even before they began to drop. He's even more knowledgeable than Whis.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Despite him showing up for only two scenes in the Future Trunks Saga, it's him telling Zamasu about the Super Dragon Balls and Goku that gives Zamasu the information needed to begin his plans, first by killing his master to become a Supreme Kai and taking the Time Ring, using it to go a year into the future, and making a wish on the Super Dragon Balls to take Goku's body, creating Goku Black.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: It's him giving information to Zamasu about the Super Dragon Balls and Goku, that kick starts the major events of the Future Trunks Saga and creates the Stable Time Loop.

    Bah 

Bah

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On Planet Vampa, there is a race of giant snake-dog creatures. Although Paragus thought they were all Always Chaotic Evil, in truth some of them are capable of bonding with something not belonging to its kin. One of these creatures was Broly's training partner, and he named him "Bah" after the sounds he made.


  • Allegorical Character: He represents what the audience believes Broly is: an Always Chaotic Evil beast with no redeeming qualities, with Paragus serving as a Audience Surrogate about it. The fact Bah was able to bond with Broly mirrors his Character Development with Cheelai, Lemo and Goku at the end of the film.
  • Always Chaotic Evil: Paragus thought all the snake-dogs were feral uncontrollable beasts, yet Bah subverted this notion, as he was capable of bonding with Broly.
  • First Friend: To Broly. Meeting and playing with Bah had remained one of Broly's fondest memories, to the point he keeps the ear Paragus shot off as a pelt and becomes quite protective of it.
  • Only Friend: Bah was Broly's only friend. Quite tragic, they didn't even knew each other for that long.
  • Pet the Dog: In both ways. The Snake-dog creatures are known feral monsters, yet one of them managed to bond with a young Broly. This also works in-universe, as its friendship with the creature shows Broly is a pure-hearted Saiyan instead of the psychopath of old, as he retains Bah's memory with him all the time.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: He only appears for less than a minute in the film in the form of flashbacks, yet he gives a much more complete insight of Broly's as a character.

Anime-exclusive characters

Earthlings
    Barry Kahn 

Barry Kahn (バリー・カーン, Barī Kān)

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Voiced by (Japanese): Nobuyuki Hiyama
Voiced by (English): Robert McCollum
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish): Jerry Velázquez

An actor for the "Great Saiyaman vs. Mr. Satan" movie, he is quite the charmer. However, he's not as nice as he seems.


  • Aerith and Bob: In a world where people can be named Goku and Videl and Tien Shinhan, this guy is named "Barry".
  • Ascended Extra: He appeared in a magazine in Dragon Ball Z (chapter 476 of the manga). He was the supermodel Fat Buu copied the face of in order to receive a kiss from a girl before he killed her for rejecting him. Also counts as an example of a Continuity Nod.
  • Attention Whore: He can't stand the thought of not being the center of attention, and it's clear the "Great Saiyaman vs. Mr. Satan" is just a Vanity Project made for him to plaster his face in every nook and cranny imaginable. Gohan standing out and getting more attention than him sets him off big-time.
  • Ax-Crazy: He goes nuts when he is taken over by Watagash, kidnaps Pan, and lures Gohan out to kill him in front of the public in a crazed rage.
  • Beauty Is Bad: He's a very good-looking man and acts nice in public, but behind closed doors, he's an egomaniacal asshole who belittles others and throws tantrums when he doesn't get his way.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He acts charming and nice, but it's soon made clear that Barry is a major Jerkass and Spoiled Brat who only puts up said charming and nice act to get people to do what he wants. The point is driven home when he's possessed by Watagash, who's specifically noted to only draw out hatred and evil that's already present in his host's heart, not create it.
  • Body Horror: In Episode 74, Watagash uses him as his host and beats down Gohan, and he turns into outright terrifying forms as he grows stronger.
  • Break the Haughty: After getting taken over by Watagash and going Drunk with Power, Gohan beats him down with ease after he becomes Super Great Saiyaman and then Cocoa blackmails him with threatening to tell the public about his time as Watagash's host if he even thinks about outing Gohan's secret to the world.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Despite knowing Gohan is the Great Saiyaman, a superhero famous for beating up dozens of guys with machine guns, Barry starts threatening to expose Gohan and shouting threats of sending paparazzi after Gohan and his family after Videl rejects him a second time. In response, Gohan politely tells him to stop or he will wake up Pan. Barry refuses to take the hint, snapping that Gohan's just a stuntman and can't tell him what to do, Gohan grabs onto him, rushes him at hypersonic-speed, and stops just before a wall, scaring the living daylights out of him, before once more politely telling him to leave.
  • The Charmer: Tries to charm Videl right next to Gohan. However, Videl doesn't buy it, outright telling Gohan that "he is cooler".
  • Disproportionate Retribution: He didn't know Gohan was superhuman so he fully intended to have him hurt/killed doing a stunt as revenge for his wife's rejection.
  • Drunk on the Dark Side: He really enjoys the power boost he gets from Watagash.
  • Evil Is Petty: He allows Gohan to be a stuntman and hopes for him to be seriously hurt or killed because Videl snubbed him when he tried hitting on her. He then tries to ruin Gohan's marriage by setting him up with Cocoa, taking pictures of her kissing Gohan, and then showing those pictures to Videl. Videl isn't fooled for a minute and shreds the pictures before shooting Barry down with a "The Reason You Suck" Speech, remarking how pathetic it is that Barry is treated like royalty and still acts like an insecure little brat.
  • Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: He's a handsome, charming man, and an absolute Spoiled Brat who will resort to trickery, blackmail, and even kidnapping babies the very instant something doesn't go his way or he isn't the center of attention. When he's possessed by Watagash, all of his inner evil and darkness is brought to the surface.
  • Fatal Method Acting: Invoked. Barry has no problem with risking the life of his stuntman just to make a scene look cooler. He is eager to see Gohan get hurt or killed when he takes the stuntman's place.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He's willing to act charming, polite, and nice when it suits him, as seen with his interactions with Mr. Satan; the second something doesn't go his way, Barry drops the act and is perfectly willing to resort to such lows as trickery, blackmail, and even kidnapping babies.
  • Foil: Arguably to Zamasu of all people. Both of them are insanely petty, prone to Disproportionate Retribution over the most minor of slights, and have a massive Inferiority Superiority Complex. The biggest difference between them is that Zamasu has the strength to be a universal threat while Barry's only 'power' is his social influence.
  • Frame-Up: Tries to frame Gohan and make it look like he's cheating on Videl with Cocoa so he can have her all to himself. Videl, however, knows her husband and throws Barry out of the house.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: He really didn't like Gohan getting more attention than him after he successfully pulled his stunt of jumping on a moving tank, pulling out the driver, and changing the pose that he came up with. He's also jealous that Gohan is married to Videl and actually tries to ruin their marriage in revenge. It gets to the point where after being taken over by Watagash, he fully intends to murder Gohan out of simple envy and spite.
  • Grand Theft Me: He is taken over by Watagash because he has so much darkness in his heart.
  • Hate Sink: The audience is clearly not supposed to like Barry since he is an insufferable Jerkass who will risk the life of his stunt double just to make a scene look cooler and wishes harm to others because they snub him.
  • Hero-Worshipper: Subverted. He wants a movie about the Great Saiyaman not because he's any fan of the guy, but because he figures it would be an interesting contrast if a popular star like him plays a dorky, forgotten figure. Unlike most civilians and people who aren't in the know, he's not really a fan of Mr. Satan either, having only read the first page of his autobiography to quote so he can appeal to the man's ego when pitching the movie to him, and likely only approached Mr. Satan so the movie could ride off of his fame and popularity.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Tries to flirt with Videl, who is absolutely not interested and Happily Married to Gohan, who she considers much cooler. He doesn't take the rejection well.
  • Humans Are the Real Monsters: He's easily one of the biggest, most evil bastards in the series, which is saying something given the monsters the franchise is known for, and was already that way even before Watagash hijacked his body and gave him superpowers. To drive the point home, it's established that Watagash doesn't induce any evil or hatred in his host's heart, he merely brings it to the surface; when Barry is possessed, he becomes strong enough to overpower base Gohan, something a violent bank robber was unable to do, which goes to show just how evil and heartless Barry really is.
  • It's All About Me: He only wants to star in a movie about the Great Saiyaman because he wants to plaster his face in every nook and cranny imaginable. He also doesn't take rejection well, since he hopes Gohan will be seriously hurt doing a highly dangerous stunt. Videl actually calls him out on this in her "The Reason You Suck" Speech, saying how Barry is treated like a prince, yet is so insecure that he would resort to trickery and blackmail when he isn't the center of attention.
  • Jerkass: Is a jerk to almost everyone, including the director of the Great Saiyaman film, the intended stunt double for the Great Saiyaman (until Gohan took his place), and Gohan himself. He acts nice to Mr. Satan, but that's all a facade to get him to do what he wants. He's also polite to the ladies, for all the wrong reasons.
  • Jerk Jock: He tries to invoke the "bad boy biker in a leather jacket" persona that Chick Magnets like James Dean are famous for being. Unlike James Dean, who as a rule played Jerk with a Heart of Gold characters, Barry is just a plain old jerk with no gold in sight.
  • Karma Houdini: He gets off very lightly for setting Gohan up so he can ruin his marriage and kidnapping baby Pan to spite Videl and Gohan. The worst punishment he gets is him getting blackmailed by Cocoa in case he ever exposed Gohan's identity as the Great Saiyaman.
  • Kick the Dog: Barry proves what a Jerkass he is by forcing a stuntman to jump on top of a speeding tank without wires, not caring if the man gets hurt or killed. He also lets Gohan do the stunt out of spite for Videl's rejection, hoping that Gohan gets injured.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He manipulates Cocoa into framing Gohan for infidelity.
  • Narcissist: He displays some of the traits of genuine narcissism, being an extremely self-absorbed man as his Vanity Project lays out quite well and essentially goes into a narcissistic rage when Videl snubs him the first and second time.
  • Nice Character, Mean Actor: He plays the protagonist in his movies, yet in real life, he is a major jerkass and Hate Sink.
  • Not Good with Rejection: Everything he does, both before and after he's possessed by Watagash, is purely because Videl, a married woman, shot him down when he tried hitting on her.
  • Playing Against Type: Invoked in-universe. The Great Saiyaman is considered by the public to be an uncool hero who made the headlines for a while then vanished, and Barry thinks it'll be amusing to play someone so different from (how he sees) himself.
  • The Power of Hate: Watagashi becomes more powerful the eviler the heart of its current host is; the fact that Barry becomes stronger than base form Gohan when possessed, something even a violent bank robber couldn't do, reveals just how horrible a person he is.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: All of his actions are motivated by the fact that someone said "no" to him. This trait is made all the more clearer in his Villainous Breakdown when Videl snubs him again; he throws a screaming tantrum, ranting about how much of a big deal he is while pounding on his car with his fists and sulking like a child who didn't get what he wanted.
  • Prima Donna Director: He has creative and executive power over the Great Saiyaman movie, and will treat the film crew like dirt while making unreasonable demands on them. He even threatens a stuntman's life by changing a scene so that the stuntman will have to jump on top of a moving tank that's speeding at him without wirework. If the Gohan hadn't substituted for the guy, it would've been Fatal Method Acting.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gets one from Videl after he tries to break up her marriage with Gohan by taking pictures of Cocoa kissing him:
    Videl: I feel bad for you. [tears up the pictures] I can't believe you'd go through all of this just because I turned down your autograph! And does it really bother you so much that Gohan gets a moment to shine? You're the most famous guy around, but you're also the most insecure. That's why I feel bad for you.
  • Secret-Keeper: During an attempt to frame Gohan for infidelity, he discovers Great Saiyaman's Secret Identity is Gohan. He is blackmailed into keeping quiet by Cocoa, who threatens to reveal his actions under the influence of Watagash if he spills the beans.
  • Signature Style: He mentions that his films are famous for having stunts without wires and insists on maintaining this even when he changes a scene so that a stuntman will have to jump on top of a moving tank.
  • Slimeball: Uses his fame, money, and good looks to sleaze and bully his way up the social ladder and coerce women into sleeping with him. Put him in a business suit and he will not be out of place in The Wolf of Wall Street.
  • The Sociopath: A high-functioning example; Barry possesses a superficial charm and charisma that masks a total inability to feel empathy for others; takes amusement in watching those less fortunate than himself cower in fear by threatening their livelihoods and futures, an utter lack of conscience, to the extent of being willing to ruin marriages and kidnap innocent children over jilted love. Barry would be just as dangerous as Frieza if only he was more powerful and Watagashi possessing him made him just that.
  • Spoiled Brat: He expects to be given everything and anything, and if he doesn't he flips his shit. Videl calls him out on this, remarking that he's so insecure despite being treated like royalty. His Villainous Breakdown over Videl snubbing him a second time takes the form of a blatant temper tantrum.
    Barry: I don't care if he's a superhero, you don't disrespect me! I'm superstar Barry Khan! I'm rich! I'm famous! I still read for under 20! He should worship me!
  • Uriah Gambit: Sort of. He approves Gohan's request to substitute for the stuntman in a very dangerous action scene that he thought would've invoked some Fatal Method Acting. Reminiscent of the biblical Trope Namer, he tries to pull this on a man whose wife he tried to hit on.
  • Vanity Project: It's clear that "Great Saiyaman vs. Mr. Satan" is one of these for him. He acts like a Prima Donna Director to his film crew, tries to make the assistant director rename the movie to "Barry Kahn in Great Saiyaman vs. Mr. Satan", cast a famous idol as his character's love interest, only chose to play the Great Saiyaman because he thought there'd be an interesting contrast between a famous star like him to play a washed-up has-been, and he doesn't actually respect his costar, only approaching Mr. Satan to ride off of his popularity.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Has a massive tantrum when Videl catches on about his Frame-Up attempt on Gohan, thumping his car and yelling to himself about how much of a big deal he is. This ultimately culminates in him kidnapping Pan and challenging Gohan to a fight after he is taken over by Watagash.
  • Villainous Crush: On Videl, to the point of trying to falsely accuse Gohan of cheating - though it's less that he has a thing for her and more that he's outraged that she didn't fall for him.
  • Wag the Director: Invoked routinely by Barry. He uses his fame to bully film crews and directors to make stupid and dangerous alterations to productions to better inflate his self-image. However, when faced with a director with genuine force of will, he will hastily back off.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Watagashi only amplifies the evil within his host; he doesn't induce it. Barry's status as human garbage is therefore confirmed when he kidnaps and endangers the life of baby Pan, and holds her hostage as a final gesture of petty spite for Videl's rejection.

    Cocoa Amaguri 

Cocoa Amaguri (甘栗ココア, Amaguri Kokoa)

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Voiced by (Japanese): Masumi Asano
Voiced by (English): Bryn Apprill
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish): Andrea Arruti

A popular Idol Singer who got cast as the love interest in "Great Saiyaman vs. Mr. Satan".


  • All Love Is Unrequited: For Gohan, who is completely loyal to his wife Videl. Although, she doesn't mind.
  • Becoming the Mask: Though she is manipulated by Barry into making it look like she and Gohan are having a secret love affair, after a heart-to-heart talk with Gohan, she genuinely falls for him and refuses to continue with the plan, although Barry still ends up getting the incriminating "evidence" he wanted from her anyway.
  • The Dog Bites Back: After Barry blackmails her into trying to frame Gohan as cheating on his wife, she one-ups him by blackmailing him into keeping quiet about Gohan's superhero identity by threatening to tell the public about his time as Watagash's host if he spills the beans.
  • Hero-Worshipper: Like most of the rest of the world, she's a fan of Mr. Satan. She also gets pretty excited about spending time with Gohan after learning he's the Great Saiyaman. However, this is all a ploy since she was bullied by Barry into setting up Gohan to make it appear that she's having a love affair with him. She doesn't follow through with it after Gohan shows her real compassion and warmth, and truly does see Gohan as a hero.
  • Hidden Depths: She opens up to Gohan about some insecurities of hers and how worthless she feels compared to him, a superhero who's friends with aliens.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Her Ship Tease with Gohan is obviously never going to progress beyond being a one-sided crush.
  • Moment of Weakness: Even though she knows Gohan is Happily Married, she can't help but give him a genuine parting kiss as appreciation for how kind he was to her. Videl does not hold it against her when she is shown the photos of them kissing by Barry.
  • Nice Girl: Probably one of the nicer characters in the show, despite knowing the Great Saiyaman's identity and using it to blackmail him. Although, the blackmail is extremely mild (compared to Videl's). She only wants Gohan to fly her home and work on her lines, and even that was because she was set up by Barry. She later blackmails Barry into keeping Gohan's identity a secret.
  • Secret-Keeper: She ends up finding out the Great Saiyaman's Secret Identity after eavesdropping on a conversation between Gohan and Bulma. She promises to keep it a secret though. She also makes sure Barry never tells anyone about the Great Saiyaman by threatening to reveal that he was the the monster who wrecked the city.
  • Ship Tease: She plays the Great Saiyaman's love interest in the movie, and ironically enough, she meets and develops genuine romantic feelings for the real Great Saiyaman.

    Yurin 

Yurin (ユーリン, Yūrin)

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Voiced by (Japanese): Ai Maeda
Voiced by (English): Luci Christian
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish): Ana Lobo

A girl from Tien's past who was a member of the Crane School along with Tien and Chiaotzu and after Tien left vowed once she grew up to find and defeat him.


  • Butt-Monkey: She tries to be threatening but spends a majority of the episode having to deal with Roshi ogling her. Twice she unintentionally flashes him to her displeasure.
  • Chinese Vampire: With her spells, she can mind control anyone and make them into a sort of jiang-shi. Thanks to this, she could control Master Roshi and give Goku a good impression of what Roshi true power really is like.
  • Easily Forgiven: After her plan is foiled, Tien offers to let her enroll in his dojo so she can become stronger. She does apologize and ask for forgiveness though for what she did.
  • Edible Theme Naming: Her name comes from Yūrinchī, a chinese fried chicken.
  • Expy: Fanservice version of Chichi.
  • Evil Counterpart: She seems almost like a more vengeful version of teen Chichi in both appearance and personality.
  • Evil Is Petty: Her reason for using witchcraft on Tien's students and trashing his dojo is basically to one-up Tien after he ignored her pleas to fight him, left the school to go traveling, and then forgot about her. Tien even calls her out on how trivial it is. Although it is also heavily implied that her real reason was a crush on him, making this a different trope.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Ends up stopping her plans for vengeance against Tien and joining his dojo.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's a petty villain that has no relevance past her episode ever again, but instead of being punished for her crimes and disappearing/dying like most one-off villains, she apologizes to Tien and the townsfolk and ends up one of his new dojo students. Judging by The Cameo in the finale, she's definitely pulled a bit of a Heel–Face Turn as a full-time student aiding the others.
  • Male Gaze: Her debut (and only) episode emphasizes her rear shortly after her introduction, as well as the fact She's Got Legs.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: While Yurin's fighting power is low in of itself, she knows witchcraft and using paper talismans applied to a person's face, puts them under her control as she does with Tien's students and Roshi.
  • Older than They Look: Appears to be in her late teens to early 20s. Since she was in training when Tenshinhan left the Crane school, she'd have to be in her thirties or forties based on her apparent age in the flashback.
  • Reluctant Fanservice Girl: First appears wearing a traditional outfit but is dragged into wearing a more revealing outfit by Roshi complete with her shoulders bared and a miniskirt, which she does not like at all.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Apparently she was a student at the Crane School like Tien and Chiaotzu, but was never even mentioned once until her debut episode.
  • Revenge: For a bit of a petty and selfish reason in that she held a vendetta for a ridiculous amount of time for Tien leaving the Crane School. Somehow it's this that she hangs onto, and not the shaming of Master Shen, the death of Shen's brother Tao or the like. Then again, see Tsundere below.
  • Tsundere: Yurin leaps between being excited to find Tien again, and wanting revenge. Considering how easily she pulls a Heel–Face Turn when he asks her to join his dojo, and the fact that her entire spiel of vengeance focused entirely around Tien leaving the Crane School rather than anything else, odds are she might have had a crush on him when she was younger and just exhibited it as violent rage. Tien accepting her as a student brings out the "dere" side afterward, albeit with a weak claim that it was because he was pestering her about it.
  • Unknown Rival: Tien forgot about her after he left The Crane School and it wasn't until she called him a "three-eyed baldy" that he remembers who she is.
  • Womanchild: She acts like a teenage girl despite being in her thirties or forties.

Extraterrestrials

    Burp Man 

Burp Man (ゲップマン, Geppuman)

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Voiced by (Japanese): Yasunori Masutani
Voiced by (English): Vic Mignogna
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish): Ricardo Rocha

A character who only appears in the anime version, in episode 31. He's a red frog-like alien who is a serial dine and dasher.


  • Beast Man: As stated, he is a red frog-like alien.
  • The Cameo: Appears along with Jaco in the seventh ending, "Angels and Demons".
  • Keep It Foreign: Generally, the Funimation dub keeps his name as Geppuman.
  • Meaningful Name: He eats food at restaurants and leaves without paying, and it's not uncommon to "burp" after eating at a restaurant.
  • The Scapegoat: He's one for Jaco when the latter accidentally blows up a valuable monument.
  • Stupid Crooks: Repeat offender or not, leaving diners without paying would only be a misdemeanor. When he sees a member of the Galactic Patrol, he freaks out and holds a hostage at gunpoint, upgrading his status to "felon".
  • Villainous Glutton: Zigzagged. Going from restaurant to restaurant, leaving without paying for your meals is clearly a criminal offense, but nothing serious. When he grabs a hostage and holds him at gunpoint, he establishes himself as a villain.

    Potage 

Potage (ポタージュ, Potājyu)

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Voiced by (Japanese): Shiro Saito
Voiced by (English): Bob Hess
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish): Herman López

The sole inhabitant of Planet Potaufeu who guards over the Comméson Water. A friend of Monaka's who he orders magazines from.


  • Edible Theme Naming: "Potage" is an old French name for thick soups, stews, or porridges. In fact, the name Potage's planet, Potaufeu, seems to come from "Pot-au-feu", a French stew.
  • Funny Foreigner: In keeping with the French name-theming for Potage and his planet, he has a very thick French/German accent in the English dub.
  • Last of His Kind: The sole remaining survivor of his race who sacrificed themselves to seal the Comméson.
  • Mr. Exposition: Serves this role, explaining what the Comméson water is and its powers.
  • Paper Tiger: When confronted by Gryll he first puts on an air of confidence and goes into a fighting pose that Trunks notes is impressive. The moment Gryll's thugs pull out their blasters though he retreats.

    Gryll 

Gryll (グリル, Guriru)

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Voiced by (Japanese): Jiro Saito
Voiced by (English): Brian Olvera
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish): Raúl Anaya

Leader of a galactic crime gang who searches Planet Potafu to obtain the power of the Comméson Water.


  • Big Bad Wannabe: Downplayed. Gryll is described by Jaco to be a top target for the Galactic Elite and is played out to be the antagonist of the Potaufeu arc even though the heroes vastly outclass him and his minions. Except, they end up dead halfway through his debut episode, with his role being taken over by Copy-Vegeta.note 
  • Combat Pragmatist: When Gryll's men attack an old man, the man responds by taking a fighting stance that impresses Goten and Trunks. Gryll's men respond by taking out their guns. When that fails, they retreat and notice that the old man dropped the item they are after and come back for it while Goten and Trunks search for it in the wrong direction. When Goten and Trunks try to attack them again, they take Monaka hostage.
  • Elemental Shapeshifter: After unlocking the seal to the Comméson Water, he and his men can turn their bodies into a strange purple liquid. In reality, the water took control of their bodies, and the original Gryll and his men died.
  • Hostage Situation: At one point, he holds Monaka hostage to prevent Goten and Trunks from attacking them.
  • Killed Off for Real: He and his men get killed after being absorbed by the Comméson Water.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: After a few seconds, he could tell that he and his men stood no chance against Goten and Trunks, and made an order to retreat.

    Comméson 

Comméson (コメソン, Komeson)

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Voiced by (Japanese): Kouhei Fukuhara
Voiced by (English): Brian Olvera
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish): Raúl Anaya

Special water that was made by planet Potafu's natives to defend against invaders. However, it turned evil and absorbed the natives, so it ended up being locked up. Rumors had it that the water would make others powerful, but this is false, and the result of people misidentifying its true power. This water also controls Copy-Gryll and Copy-Vegeta.


  • Arc Villain: It is the primary villain of a story arc that has no connections to any previous villain or story.
  • Assimilation Backfire: He finds out the hard way that Copy-Vegeta doesn't take orders any better than the original.
  • Bullying a Dragon: After Copy-Vegeta refuses to absorb Goku, Copy-Gryll electrocutes him so he will obey. This ends horribly for Copy-Gryll.
  • Combat Pragmatist: While Vegeta is prepared to fight Copy-Gryll directly, Copy-Gryll simply has the special liquid he and his men are made out of drain Vegeta of his energy from behind, making an evil copy of Vegeta. Copy-Gryll orders Copy-Vegeta to do this to Goku, but Copy-Vegeta has Vegeta's pride, so he isn't going to resort to such a dirty tactic.
  • Disappears into Light: All victims of the Comméson Water have their strength drained and disappear within 3-5 minutes. However, Vegeta is able to endure for a significantly longer time.
  • Edible Theme Naming: An anagram of consommé, a type of French soup.
  • Elemental Shapeshifter: The copies it produces can shapeshift into water.
  • Good Colors, Evil Colors: Anyone who gets touched by the water gets their strength drained and has a purple clone made out of them, with the original eventually disappearing if the water isn't defeated.
  • Gone Horribly Right:
    • The people of Planet Potaufeu created it as a powerful weapon that can absorb people and steal their powers. It was created to neutralize the enemies of the Potaufeu. However, the Comméson not only takes the power of the people it absorbs, but also their will and spirit. So when the Comméson absorbs the power of an evil person, it too becomes evil. It soon became so powerful that it threatened the universe, so the people of Potaufeu sacrificed themselves to seal it within the planet.
    • By absorbing Vegeta, it copies his personality and will. Since the real Vegeta is far too prideful to fight using dirty tactics or relying on the strength of others to get ahead, the Comméson can't control Copy-Vegeta.
  • Power Copy: The Comméson can take the power and abilities of the people it absorbs, creating a perfect copy. This can be a bad thing if the Comméson absorbs someone as headstrong and as powerful as Vegeta, which it unfortunately does.
  • Power Nullifier: The original intention of the Comméson. It was created by the people of Potaufeu to nullify their enemies by stealing their strength. Unfortunately, the Comméson also absorbs its victims' will and spirit, turning it evil since it took the power of evil people.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: It was sealed in a pot, which was locked in a fridge, and locked by a padlock that uses a binky as a key.

    Copy-Vegeta 

Copy-Vegeta (複製ベジータ, Fukusei-Bejīta)

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Voiced by (Japanese): Masakazu Morita
Voiced by (English): Brian Drummond
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish): René García

A copy of Vegeta made that was created after the Super Water absorbed him. Along with sharing the appearance of the real Vegeta, he also shares his power, personality, and spirit.


  • Anti-Villain: Of the Noble Villain variety. He doesn't like to gain more power by stealing it from others and prefers to fight Goku head-on rather than absorb him from behind like Copy-Gryll.
  • Casting Gag: The English dub has one of the most impressive examples of these to date, with Brian Drummond, the voice of Vegeta in the Ocean dub playing him. So for the first time ever, both Vegetas face off in-series!
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Defeats Gotenks with no effort, acting as if the whole fight's a simple training session for Gotenks.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Toyed with. Due to being a copy of Vegeta, he genuinely cares for Trunks and hesitates when Copy-Gryll tells him to absorb Trunks. He later praises Trunks for his efforts in fighting him. Not enough to stop him from trying to kill Trunks and Goten however.
  • Evil Knock Off / Evil Counterpart: Copy-Vegeta is a purple copy of Vegeta created by the Comméson after it absorbs Vegeta's power and personality. Because the Comméson also absorbs Vegeta's will and spirit on top of his power, he doesn't like others telling him what to do, taking the power of others' to boast his own strength, and has a fondness for Trunks.
  • Filler Villain: His arc is one of many Toei-original bits of the Super anime that wasn't in Toriyama's outline and has no effect on anything else. However, his appearance does somewhat foreshadow the succeeding arc's introduction of a certain other, much less noble body-snatching villain by the name of Goku Black.
  • Honor Before Reason: He wants to fight Goku in a fair match, despite having the ability to absorb Goku's power and become stronger. This puts him at odds with Copy-Gryll who is a Combat Pragmatist.
  • Pride: He inherits Vegeta's massive ego, and in a scene mirroring what Majin Vegeta did in the Buu saga, he defies his alleged master's orders and decides to fight Kakarot.
  • Rooting for the Empire: invoked In-Universe, the real Vegeta sees Copy-Vegeta as an extension of himself and occasionally roots for his doppelganger in his fight against Goku. Of course, since Copy-Vegeta's victory would ensure his template's erasure, Vegeta is content with Goku winning but at least wants his duplicate to give Goku a real challenge for the sake of his own pride. Goku and Copy-Vegeta wonder aloud whose side Vegeta is even on.
  • Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth: Although copied by the "Superhuman Water" of planet Potofu, Copy-Vegeta has the original's indomitable will and refuses to be controlled by the Comméson. However, the clone also has Vegeta's stubbornness and desire for power, so it's still bad news for everyone else.
  • The Worf Effect: As mentioned above in Curb-Stomp Battle, he destroyed Super Saiyan 3 Gotenks in his base form. Copy-Vegeta nonchalantly tanks several strong attacks but sustains no damage whatsoever.

    Watagash 

Watagash (ワタガッシュ)

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Voiced by (English): Ricco Fajardo

A parasite and criminal that Jaco captured. However, Jaco decided to eat some ramen, getting distracted long enough for him to escape.


  • Body Horror: He mutates his hosts depending on the time and hate, initially starting with just spikey shoulders and him popping out of their heads. Extended exposure causes hosts to mutate into Kaiju and even making them grow to giant sizes.
  • Body Snatcher: Can steal the bodies of people.
  • Body Surf: It chooses hosts depending on their power. Jaco suspects that Gohan was his host.
  • Expy: Of Baby, the original body stealing parasite.
  • Here We Go Again!: Jaco lets him loose again after eating ramen.
  • More than Mind Control: Upon stealing the body of one of the bank robbers, it's implied that he used the host's hatred of Great Saiyaman in order to goad him into fighting him. The same seems to be true for Barry Kahn.
  • The Power of Hate: The more evil the heart of its host is, the more powerful Watagashi becomes. Barry is a host so vile and black-hearted that he became more powerful than base-form Gohan.
  • Puppeteer Parasite: Can attach onto people, greatly increasing their strength, making them actually catch Gohan off-guard (he quickly turned the tables though).
  • Transformation of the Possessed: He's able to possess others and shift their forms, the transformation depending on how much evil and hatred the host has in their heart. When he possesses Barry Khan, Barry turns out to be such a horrible person that he first shifts into a large ape-like form, and then a Kaiju-sized reptilian beast that no longer resembles Barry at all.

Manga-Exclusive Characters

Cerealians
    Granolah 

Granolah (グラノラKan, Guranora)

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A bounty hunter, and the titular main antagonist-turned-protagonist of the Granolah the Survivor Saga. Granolah is the only remaining member of the Cerealians, a race wiped out by the Saiyans long ago. He is introduced stealing OG-73, the infamous android used by Moro, for a bounty offered by the information broker Elec.

He is aided by an AI in his headset called Oatmeel.


  • Actually a Doombot: As it turns out, Granolah had sent a split copy of him after the Saiyans, since he wished to conserve some of his power for the eventual showdown with Frieza. When it turns out that the copy can't handle Goku's Mastered Ultra Instinct, he dispels it and take down Goku while the latter is still surprised.
  • Anti-Villain: At first, his only goal is to avenge his race's destruction by killing Frieza, but his wish to become the strongest in the universe leads him into conflict with Goku and Vegeta as all three of them are played into the Heeters' hands.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Thanks to his eye, Granolah manages to deduce the nature of Ultra Instinct, and by observing Goku's blood flow and muscle movements, he's able to land a blow on his vitals, allowing him to drop the Saiyan to his knees. He also understood that Goku was still not at full power.
  • Benevolent Alien Invasion: He bears no ill will towards the Sugarians, the naïve alien race that purchased the barren planet Cereal from the Heeters in order to rebuild their own civilisation. However, their existence serves as a painful reminder of Granola's own lost race and he's uncomfortable seeing their glass-domed citadels replace the original cities of the Cerealians on the very same land ruined by the Saiyans years prior. He has no qualms about stealing the second Dragon Ball from them, but he cannot bear to cause collateral damage to their cities during his battles against the Saiyan duo, showing that he does care for them.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: He shares the spotlight with Elec, while Granolah's major grudge against Frieza and the Saiyans are the driving force of the arc, Elec's mechanizations and plans are as much of a driving force of the conflict.
  • Blood Knight: He relishes the opportunity to fight Frieza and the last remaining Saiyans.
  • Bounty Hunter: How Granolah earns his living.
  • Cast from Lifespan:
    • His wish to become the strongest in the universe would normally not be grantable, but the Cerealian Dragon is able to achieve a similar effect... for a price. Namely, all but three years left of the lifespan he would have originally had, under the logic that he then receives all the power he could have gathered during those years all at once.
    • His ultimate attack also drains his life-force, to the point that he was prepared to die by firing it to kill Vegeta, until he was interrupted. When he does fire it at Gas later on, he comments that doing so probably shortened his lifespan even more.
  • Character Development: Granolah starts out as a bounty hunter and assassin with a mind full of vengeance. After defeating Gas he turns pacifist and tells Macki and Oil to look after their brother. Granolah has finally learned his lesson that revenge only leads to more pain and grudges and finally lets go of his grudge against Frieza and the Saiyans and retires from being a bounty hunter so he can start a new life of with Monaito of living in peace and having normal lives with no fighting.
  • Combat Pragmatist: When Goku and Vegeta come looking for him, Granolah begins the fight by hurling several deadly projectiles from afar, using his newfound might, special eye, and expertise as a sniper to overwhelm the two Saiyans. Had it not been for a timely Senzu Bean, that opening move alone would've been enough to kill even Goku.
  • Death Seeker: As his battle with Vegeta rages on with no clear victory in sight for either party, Granolah charges up a huge, self-destructive ki blast and declares his willingness to burn his remaining life away just to put the stubborn Saiyan prince down, completely losing sight of his true mission to kill Frieza. His Heroic BSoD moment in the Sugarian city may have influenced his suicidal decision.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Argued by Monaito who tells him that while he may be the strongest in the universe today, he does not think about the dangers in the future. True enough, the Heeters wish for Gas to be the strongest.
  • Dub Name Change: Oatmeel is renamed Automil in the Spanish translation.
  • Edible Theme Naming: The Cerealians are named after different types of breakfast. In Granolah and Oatmeel's cases, they're named after granola and oatmeal, respectively. The Cerealian race itself is named after cereal.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Granolah's eager reaction to Frieza's revival. That he responds positively to this because of the opportunity to kill the tyrant himself, without any regard for the further harm Frieza will cause, shows just how consumed by the desire for revenge he is.
  • Everyone Has Standards: When Vegeta brings their fight to an evacuated Sugarian city, Granolah puts aside all of his bravado and outright begs Vegeta to take the fight somewhere else. He may be consumed by vengeance, but Granolah doesn't want to damage the Sugarians' home the same way the Saiyans ruined his. This is especially notable as he was willing to brawl in the Cerealian city ruins, albeit reluctantly. When he sees a lone mother and child cowering from the battle, he has a full-blown Heroic BSoD moment.
  • Evil Is Easy: Not necessarily evil in action or intent, but resorting to wishing for ultimate power from a dragon is directly at odds with the natural self-improvement philosophies of the protagonists. It's also worth noting that none of the series' antagonists have used the Dragon Balls to directly increase their own power.
  • Exposition Fairy: Oatmeel functions as this and The Watson, questioning and relaying details about Granola's own past to him, creating a few awkward As You Know situations. This raises some questions about why Oatmeel lacks so much information about his own friend/master's history...
  • Eye Scream: Granolah ends up having his precious eyes shot out by Gas after being weakened enough.
  • Fatal Flaw: His thirst for revenge on Frieza. While no one would shed a tear for the tyrant, Granolah's first reaction to his resurrection is a rather unhinged glee at the prospect he can finally have revenge rather than horror, and it's the reason he makes a wish that costs most of his lifespan. It also makes him easily manipulated by the Heeters.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: He quickly ascends from a highly skilled but relatively weak mercenary from an almost extinct species to the mightiest warrior in the universe thanks to a wish made on the Cerealian Dragon Balls.
  • Heroic BSoD: Flashes back to his own traumatic past after seeing a Sugarian mother and child cowering from him during his fierce battle against Vegeta, realising that he has become no better than the Saiyans that attacked his planet. Unfortunately, it becomes an Ignored Epiphany as Vegeta goads him over it.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: Granolah's fight with Vegeta leads to them brawling in a populated city. When Granolah sees a mother and child cowering in fear of him, he's reminded of his own childhood when he and his mother were terrorised by the Saiyans.
  • Human Aliens: The Cerealians, and by default Granolah, look no different from regular Earthlings, barring their right eyes which can be used to see from great distances.
  • Ignored Epiphany: When Granolah sees two innocent bystanders giving him the same terrified look he and his mother gave the Saiyans all those years ago, Granolah's reaction is to take it out on Vegeta, blaming the Saiyans for dragging him down to their level, when the whole fight was his idea.
  • Last of His Kind: Granolah is the last survivor of the Cerealian race, which was wiped out by the Saiyans.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Granolah believes the false story that the Saiyans were wiped out by a meteor. He's also unaware of Frieza's revival — at least, until Elec reveals that to him.
  • Long-Range Fighter: Granolah's species are natural snipers with a right eye specifically tailored for it. Thus, while knowing how to fight in melee, he prefers to fight at range where he's more comfortable.
  • Magical Eye: As a Cerealian, his right eye looks different than normal and can be used to see across great distances. Oatmeel notes that Granolah's ability in particular is a cut above the rest of his kind and makes him an incredible sniper. After being on the receiving end of a beatdown from a newly-awakened Ultra Ego Vegeta, Granolah's left eye awakens into a second red eye, echoing Vegeta's own newfound strength as he destroys a planet-destroying attack launched his way.
  • Made of Iron: He's durable enough to go toe-to-toe with beings that have achieved Ultra Instinct and Ultra Ego. While Goku and Vegeta weren't trying to kill him, the fact that he can take a punch from beings who are on par with gods and angels is a testament to his power.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: When he finally does run into Goku and Vegeta, he tries to take them out as fast as possible. Downplayed, as he does spend a little time talking to them and telling them he's the strongest in the universe, but then immediately tries to kill Goku twice on the grounds that he only needs one of them alive to give him the information he thinks they have.
  • Older than They Look: Granolah witnessed his race being exterminated by Bardock before the events of the story, with the heeters noting that he's currently 50 years old. Despite this, he looks to be in his 20s or early 30s. Chapter 70 of the DBS manga reveals his race can live up to 2 centuries.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: He's been a working as a bounty hunter since he was a young child and he had already earned a fearsome reputation back then.
  • Power at a Price: The price being several decades of his expected lifespan.
  • Pressure Point: While he has plenty of power in his regular punches, Granolah specializes in hitting vital points, which he can locate through the use of his special eye. It's effective enough to severely rattle Goku and dispels his god-forms whenever he's hit.
  • Revenge: Granolah is consumed by his need to avenge his people.
  • Revenge by Proxy: He doesn't care a bit that Goku and Vegeta were only children at the time the Cerealians were wiped out and thus had nothing to do with it.
  • Spell My Name with an S: His name has been alternatively spelt as "Granolah", "Granolla" or simply "Granola".
  • Steampunk: His design was inspired by this aesthetic movement, to emphasise the fact that he is a relic from an old civilisation.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: After hearing the truth regarding the death of his people, Granolah apologizes to Goku and Vegeta for taking his wrath out on them. He also takes pity on Gas once he's defeated and lets him live.
  • The Unfettered: There's no risk he's unwilling to take in his mission to become the strongest in the universe.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: As said by Vegeta, Granolah has immense raw power, and does fight with finesse, but he lacks the Saiyans's considerable battle experience, which Vegeta demonstrates when he rattles Granolah with an attack of his own despite being weaker than him.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Back when the Cerealians were wiped out, Granolah was unconscious when Bardock rescued him and his mother, only to wake up right when they were hiding from the Heeters. As soon as Granolah saw Bardock's tail, he cried out in surprise, blowing their cover and attracting the Heeters to their hiding place. This moment of shortsightedness led to Muezli being killed.
  • Villain Has a Point: Despite being an antagonist, he has every reason to hate the Saiyans and Frieza, since the former were wiping out entire populations for fun while the latter is a racist, sadistic ego-maniac. His only flaw is taking his wrath out on Goku and Vegeta, who had nothing to do with his race's demise and also see Frieza as an enemy.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He wishes to exterminate Frieza from the face of the universe, but carelessly throws away his life and friendship with Monaito in exchange for the power boost necessary to defeat the intergalactic tyrant.
  • World's Strongest Man: He makes a wish using the Cerealian Dragon Balls to become the strongest in the universe so he can get revenge on both Frieza and the Saiyans. Despite lacking both the battle experience and sacrificing his lifespan to achieve his wish, he's still powerful enough to go toe-to-toe with Goku and Vegeta.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: When he makes his wish to be the strongest in the universe, the dragon Toronbo tells him he will have to sacrifice his lifespan by 150 years. This means he now has 3 years left to live.

    Muezli 
Granolah's mother who died decades before the events of the Granolah arc.
  • Action Mom: She does everything she can to protect her son when Freeza's forces arrive to take the planet.
  • Edible Theme Naming: Like her son, she is named after a breakfast grain, muesli.
  • Morality Pet: Her determination to protect her son reminds Bardock of his own wife and son, which inspires a rare moment of compassion in the Saiyan warrior. In spite of himself, Bardock goes to extraordinary lengths to keep Muezli, Granolah and Monaito safe from the other Saiyans.
  • Posthumous Character: Died during the Saiyan invasion forty years ago, alongside every other Cerealian besides Granolah. However, she was not murdered by a Saiyan as Granolah was led to believe all his life. In fact, she was saved by none other than Bardock and was actually killed by Elec.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Muezli looks like a female version of Granolah.

Heeters

    In General 
A family of criminals led by Elec who employ Granolah as a bounty hunter and have their own plans.
  • All for Nothing: Chapter 87 has their ambitions brought to an end. Gas and Elec are killed by Frieza and then Oil and Macki are then conscripted to become Frieza's new cook and waiter.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: They have blue skin with purple dreadlocks.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: While Granolah's grudge is a major driving force of the arc, Elec's mechanizations are as much of a driving force of the conflict and he has far bigger plans. After Granolah realize Elec was his mother's murderer, Elec becomes the sole Big Bad.
  • Big Eater: All four of them can be seen enjoying a large banquet for themselves, showing that they indulge in their vast wealth. Macki, in particular, has a great love for grubrolls.
  • Big, Thin, Short Trio: Aside from Elec, the other three siblings fit this mold: Oil is the Big, the only woman Macki is the Thin and the diminutive but powerful Gas is the Short.
  • Brains and Brawn: Macki, Oil, and Gas are seemingly the brawn to Elec's brain. The former three appear to be enforcers while the latter formulates for them.
  • Can't Kill You, Still Need You: While they may loathe Frieza and want to overthrow him, they don't want him dead due to his status as The Dreaded helping their business remain under their control. When Granolah reveals he's wished to become the strongest in the universe via Dragon Balls and therefore can potentially kill Frieza and destroy his army, they scheme to have Goku and Vegeta kill him instead.
  • Dreadlock Warrior: They all have dreadlocked hair and are crafty enough to overpower Granolah and the Saiyans.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Macki and Oil are both shocked and disgusted by Granolah's growing insanity and for using the Cerealian Dragon Balls to become the strongest fighter by giving up most of his lifespan, which they mostly consider to be cheating and downright crazy. Later, Macki and Oil are horrified by Granolah's lack of empathy, the amount of destruction he is causing on Planet Cereal and not caring about the Sugarians and their lives in the process. Macki also disapproves of Elec's methods and becomes more horrified when he removes Gas' headband that causes him to lose control of his senses and starts destroying everything in sight; including them. Macki and Oil are shocked by Elec's harsh words and abuse of Gas and get more disgusted by Elec's lack of care for their brother.
  • Family Theme Naming: According to Toyotaro, they're siblings. All of them are named after fuel sources.
  • Fangs Are Evil: The Heeters all wear sharp teeth as jewellery.
  • Foil: In contrast to the Frieza Force's military might, the Heeters gain strength through intelligence and knowledge.
  • Manipulative Bastard: While they had nothing against Granolah before, when he starts plotting to kill Frieza and his army, they hatch a scheme to have Goku and Vegeta wipe him out. In particular, Elec and Macki succeed in fooling all three into conflict.
  • Older than They Look: They were in business when Goku was a baby and Vegeta and Granolah were children and all four of them haven't aged since then. Even child-sized Gas hasn't had a growth spurt.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Apparently they have been long time business partners with Frieza, dating back to since the Saiyans were under his employ. However, this is a justified example, as the buying/selling aspect of Frieza's business has never been touched upon until now.
  • Siblings in Crime: They are all siblings who run a powerful criminal syndicate.
  • Sigil Spam: All of them wear golden emblems with a large 'H' logo somewhere on their outfits. As it turns out, these emblems function as communicators.
  • Smug Snake: All four of them are overconfident and elitist.
  • The Starscream: They plot to overthrow their business partner Frieza and take control of his army and resources. Frieza kills two of them and forces the others to either be his servants or die.

    Elec (Spoilers

Elec

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Leader of the Heeters.
  • Asshole Victim: Finally gets his comeuppance in Chapter 87. His plans to kill Frieza by using Gas fails and, after being berated by the tyrant that he's always been seen as insignificant, is killed by Frieza with a blast to the face. No one is going to mourn his death. His remaining siblings are more terrified that Frieza might go after them rather than they are horrified by Elec's death.
  • Beard of Evil: Elec has a goatee. He was clean-shaven when Granolah was a child.
  • Big Bad: Of the "Granolah the Survivor" Saga. Elec had a hand in the genocide of the Cerealians, which galvanized Granolah into becoming an embittered killer. He would then steal the Dragon Balls and make the wish that turned Gas into the "strongest" being in the universe. And by his own admission, this isn't the end of his plan. His ultimate plan was to have Gas kill Frieza and then take his army for himself. If Gas dies in the attempt, an acceptable loss...
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Although he's the main villain of the Granolah Saga, Elec is this in the grand scheme of things since he is a complete wimp compared to the powerhouses of everyone else in the universe. He doesn't have a backup plan in the event that Gas loses, reduced to snivelly bartering for his own life or hightailing it out of the area. Frieza reveals that he always knew that Elec was going to try and usurp him at some point, letting him run about as the tyrant exploits Elec's resources instead. Once Elec loses his use, he's promptly fired, literally, courtesy of an energy blast to the face.
  • Big Brother Bully: Elec is verbally abusive towards his siblings; especially Gas. Elec takes it further during the final battle against the Saiyans when he grabs an injured Gas by the neck and cruelly scolds him for his failure and forces Gas to push his power further even if it kills him. Chapter 87 ups the abuse; he slaps Macki in the face after she tries to stop Elec from pushing Gas and then callously reveals that Gas is going to die from the wish of being the "strongest in the universe". When Gas is understandably shocked, Elec screams at Gas to continue fighting, calling him "worthless". The rest of the Heeter siblings are devastated by Elec's lack of concern, finally seeing him as the monster he truly is.
  • Breaking Old Trends: In stark contrast to previous series' Big Bads, Elec is a collected individual who keeps his calm in even dire situations for him. Even the more calculated villains were prone to panic or concern or losing their temper when something didn't go their way, while Elec simply opts to regroup and come up with a new strategy when he runs into a road bump.
  • Classy Cravat: Elec wears one to distinguish himself as the head of the organization.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: Compared to the previous Dragon Ball villains who are all fighters and warriors, that want to become stronger to rule the universe, as well as some of them leading their own armies. Elec is not much of a fighter and relies on intelligence and knowledge to gain power. While some past main villains have armies or groups who are just allies or pawns to them, Elec’s group, The Heeters, are a family of criminals who are named after fuel sources.
  • Control Freak: As the extreme narcissist that he is, Elec is obsessed with collecting infinite knowledge and intel and wants to be the only one who makes decisions about anything. He is also very bossy and controlling towards his siblings and prefers they only follow his orders and doesn't like anyone questioning his goals or ideals.
  • Didn't See That Coming: Just because someone is the "strongest" in the universe doesn't mean that they will remain the "strongest", as sheer grit and determination can sometimes overcome a seemingly "invincible" opponent. This is what happens to Gas as the Heeter takes on the combined might of Goku, Vegeta and Granolah and ends up losing. And it would have been all for naught anyway, since Frieza became many leagues stronger by training "outside" the universe in the Room of Spirit and Time, thus becoming exempt from the wish to make Gas the "strongest", allowing the tyrant to murder Gas in one blow.
  • Dirty Coward: This is what Elec is deep down. He may boast that he has the smarts and is the leader of the group but he is too cowardly and lazy to do any of the heavy lifting himself, preferring that his siblings, especially Gas, enforce the muscle. The only time he attacks anyone with his ray gun is when they are too weak to properly defend themselves, like he did when he murders Granolah's mother by surprise or when he shoots Granolah from behind after he is disabled and weakened by Gas first. He even has the nerve to boast that powerful warriors like Goku, Vegeta and Granolah are nothing compared to the Heeters' power (he includes himself), when really, it's Gas that's the actual danger. In Chapter 87, Elec tries to run away after Gas's penultimate defeat and when the latter is killed by Frieza, tries talking his way out, to no avail. Frieza rightly calls him out on this, citing Elec as the "weakest" of the Heeters.
  • The Don: He's the boss of a vast criminal syndicate, both feared and respected by his subordinates. The respect soon goes away by his own doing.
  • Gaslighting: Elec is actually the weakest of the Heeters but he's so emotionally abusive and manipulative towards his siblings that he managed to convince them, including the person in question, that Gas was the weakest instead. So it comes as a shock to Oil and Macki when Frieza reveals the truth, before he's blasted to oblivion.
  • Guyliner: He wears it to emphasise his long, feminine eyelashes.
  • Hate Sink: Elec is a heartless scumbag and easily the most despicable of the Heeters. He is a horrible excuse of a big brother who constantly gaslights and abuses his siblings into serving him, especially Gas by taking advantage of his loyalty and trust. He even manipulates Granolah into doing his dirty work and plans to kill him when he is no longer useful. Elec orchestrated the extinction of the Cerealian race and killed Granolah's mother Muezli in cold blood. He even goes as far to frame Bardock and Frieza for Muezli's murder just to corrupt Granolah and trick him into becoming a bounty hunter for him and take advantage of his trust. Elec also blackmails Monaito into keeping his mouth shut or he and Gas will kill him if he tells the truth to Granolah.
  • Hated by All: By the end of the arc Elec has alienated all of his allies. Granolah never liked him to begin with and finding out he was being targeted for assassination only made things worse. Oil and Macki were horrified to learn that Elec knowingly threw Gas under the bus. Gas likewise was shaken once he found out Elec had sent him to his death. Frieza knew all along that Elec wasn't trustworthy and blew him to bits after bringing him down a peg.
  • Hypocrite: Elec claims that intel is superior to strength, but he still relies on enforcers to carry out his ambitions. Frieza points out that he's actually the weakest of his family, so Elec's whole philosophy casts a pretty unflattering light on him.
  • In the Back: After Granolah loses use of both his arms and is blinded by Gas, Elec shoots him in the back, with Granolah too weak to defend himself properly.
  • Irony: He claims that intelligence vastly outweighs aspects such as strength, but all of his plans shown so far primarily rely on overpowering the opponent through the raw strength of others.
  • It's All About Me: Beneath his claim of wanting Gas to be the "strongest" in the universe, Elec ultimately cares about only himself and his own goals to control everything. Chapter 87 shows how very little Elec thinks of his siblings, abandoning them to try and save his own skin.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Elec seems like he wants to make Gas the strongest in the universe so they can overthrow Frieza and rule the universe together. But Elec only sees his siblings as tools and shows no real love towards them and is willing to sacrifice them to achieve their dreams and secretly wants all the knowledge, intel and universe for himself.
  • Knowledge Broker: Elec is a firm believer that intelligence and knowledge are true power. His Hypocrite entry says otherwise...
    • And in the end, it turns out that Frieza knew everything the Heeters were planning, so Elec's a failure in his own field.
  • Lack of Empathy: Elec has absolutely no love or care for anyone but himself. He doesn't care that using the Cerealian Dragon Balls could shorten Gas' lifespan and is willing to endanger the Sugarians and Planet Cereal just to kill Goku and the others. Elec cruelly brushes off Macki's warnings as he is willing to sacrifice Gas' life just to kill Granolah, Monaito, the saiyans and later Frieza just to achieve their goals. Elec forces Gas to push his limits further even if it ages him rapidly with no care for his well-being at all. When Gas starts losing the battle against Goku, Vegeta and Granolah, Elec plans to selfishly abandon him and leave him for dead if he fails. Seeing Gas literally decay before his eyes does nothing for him, as Elec callously screams at Gas go and kill for his sake.
  • Lazy Bum: Elec claims that fighting is So Last Season and that gathering intelligence makes him superior, but he still relies on warriors to do his dirty work and is eventually revealed to be the weakest of the Heeters. What's more, it turns out Frieza has gathered more intel than Elec without drawing attention to himself.
  • Loophole Abuse:
    • When Elec wished for Gas to become the Strongest in the universe, it was with his Power Limiter on, meaning that Gas could grow even stronger than that with the headband out of the way. This allows the Heeters to regain the upper hand when Granolah initially defeats Gas.
    • This ends up being his undoing as well. His wish does not take into account beings outside of Universe 7. When Frieza returns from his training in the Room of Space and Time, he's on a whole different level than Gas.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: It turns out he called Frieza over to Planet Cereal and planned to have Gas kill him, unaware that Frieza had been off-universe training and had become stronger than ever. When Frieza arrives, he effortlessly kills Gas and Elec.
  • No Body Left Behind: Frieza wipes him from existence with one energy blast to his face, after Elec futilely tries punching the former when the tyrant rightly calls out how much Elec sucks.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: As the brains behind the operation, he does not usually sully his own hands in battle. He only attacks with his ray gun when he's sure the victim can't defend themselves anymore, such as murdering Granolah's mother by surprise, attacking a tired Bardock after his battle with Gas and shooting Granolah in the back after he's weakened.
  • Smug Smiler: He always has a confident, assured smirk on his face. It's only wiped from his face when he's taken by surprise, like Goku teleporting Gas off planet, depriving Elec of his "muscle". He loses the smugness altogether when Goku, Vegeta and Granolah work together to finally take Gas down. Chapter 87 does away with this entirely, as his plans go up in smoke with Gas's murder at Frieza's hands, shortly before his own death.
  • Smug Snake: He thinks he's smarter than everyone else and claims that his plans will drive him to run the universe, even from Frieza. Frieza reveals that he was only ever a pawn to exploit, killing him after having no further use for the arrogant Heeter.
  • So Last Season: Elec declares that ruling people through might like Frieza is a method of the past, and ruling through knowledge is the way to go. However, as seen in his Hypocrite entry, forcing Gas, his main enforcer, to do all his dirty work, demonstrates that he doesn't practice what he preaches.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Has this deservedly given to him by Frieza, telling the arrogant scumbag that he's not as smart as he thinks he is, even calling him the "weakest" Heeter.
    Frieza: Let me guess, you meant to have Gas kill me. I have bad news for you then. It looks like Gas is dust in the wind. I've known all about your ambitions these past 40 years. I knew, and let you scurry around, all while exploiting you for my army's benefit. Why, there isn't a single thing in this universe I'm not privy to. For example, the fact that the weakest of the Heeters is you...
  • This Cannot Be!: Elec's face is screaming this as Gas is finally defeated, despite him being the "strongest" in the universe. Chapter 87 enforces this harder, as Frieza reveals that he always knew Elec as the scheming little weakling that he is and is blasted to hell by the tyrant.
  • The Reveal: Frieza reveals that since the very beginning, Elec was always the weakest of the Heeters, not Gas. This information takes Oil and Machi by surprise, before Elec is then killed.
  • The Stoic: Outside of being a bit of a Smug Smiler and having moments of mild surprise, Elec doesn't really emote in contrast to his siblings or his enemies. Starts to become subverted over time as his plans for Gas starts falling apart, all the way to his death.
  • Unwitting Pawn: While he sees Frieza and his army as this, it's actually the other way around. Frieza had already caught on to Elec's ambitions but chose to let him do as he pleased as he was no real threat at the time and still proved himself useful.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Breaks down from his calm behavior to manic ranting when it becomes clear that Gas is going to lose, foregoing all pretense of caring about him at all.
  • Walking Spoiler: The revelation that he is not only the real Big Bad of the saga, but also that he's responsible for killing Granolah's mother, are major spoilers.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Turns out that Frieza had long since caught on to Elec's schemes to overthrow him, but chose not to do anything since Elec was still useful. But once he's not...
  • You Killed My Father: Elec, not a Saiyan, killed Granolah's mother Muezli, and framed Bardock for it.

    Gas (Spoilers

Gas

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Elec's chief enforcer.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: Gas would do anything for the sake of his siblings, especially Elec. Which makes it all the more frustrating and heartbreaking when Elec shouts out loud that he only ever saw Gas as a means to an end, not an equal. As Gas decays away, Elec is callously screaming at him to at least kill Goku and Vegeta before he dies, citing that Gas is "worthless scum" for wasting time having a breakdown at his current state. Gas himself is shaking from despair all the while.
  • An Axe to Grind: He almost decapitates Goku with a ki axe, after binding all four of his limbs with weighted blocks.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Goku and Granolah. The former for his father sharing the same face and beating him in the past. The latter for "taking" Elec's attention away from him.
  • Berserk Button: Beneath his stoic demeanour, he has a few. Since he was originally the weakest of the Heeters, he resents any implication that he is in any way not up to the task, resulting in a one-sided rivalry with Granolah. Similarly, any reminders of the time he was nothing but a scared, powerless runt get under his skin (reminiscent of Jiren). Since Elec believed in him when nobody else would, he has complete Undying Loyalty to his brother and Goku rattles him by implying that Elec may not have Gas's best interests at heart, indirectly comparing him to Raditz to prove the point.
  • Black Eyes of Evil: His final decayed form has this trope as a demonstration of how far his sanity has fallen. It's implied that it's not that his eyes turned black, but rather his body has decayed so much that his eyes have shrunk and what we're seeing are his eye sockets.
  • Blessed with Suck: Gas becomes the "strongest" in the universe thanks to the Cerealian Dragonballs but in exchange for all that power, he had to give up a majority of his lifespan. The longer he does battle and the more he is pushed beyond his limits, the more powerful he becomes. However, his life burns out even faster as a result and eventually, this starts taking a physical toll on his body, aging and looking more emaciated, until he becomes a walking zombie that ignores grievous wounds. Vegeta denounces this as a curse rather than a blessing.
    Vegeta: It's like a curse...Cursed to be the universe's strongest...
  • Blood Knight: Starts developing into this after Elec forces Gas to master his true full power. Compared to before where he tries to murder his enemies as quickly as possible, he starts prolonging his battle with Goku in order to test his new abilities, preferring to torture Goku by hitting him with debris from the environment or holding him underwater in an attempt to drown the Saiyan.
  • Body Horror: As his battle with the heroes nears its end, Gas's appearance becomes more and more twisted and corpse-like, with visible bits of decayed muscles and bones appearing as he takes more and more damage, until he inevitably falls apart after Frieza impales him.
  • Butt-Monkey: During their cat-and-mouse chase across the universe with Instant Transmission, Goku inadvertently makes a complete laughing stock out of Gas. Over the course of a chapter, Gas just happens to teleport into the path where Monaka was dumping the contents of his dump truck, then he just happens to teleport into the Galactic King's bathtub, then Goku just happens to teleport to the Galactic Prison where Gas is mocked by the inmates for having pissed himself once, and finally Gas is then stranded on a faraway planet with only Whis and Oracle Fish for company by Goku. Being The Comically Serious, Gas takes none of this humiliation gracefully.
  • Car Fu: As Gas engages Goku in their final battle, Gas telekinetically throws trains in Goku's path, forcing the Saiyan to dodge or endure the locomotives barrelling towards him. They even fight atop the vehicles for a while.
  • Cast from Hit Points: As Gas approaches his peak, his body visibly ages from the stress. The previously bloodthirsty Granolah actually takes pity on him once he's defeated and tells Elec to take care of his brother. At his absolute peak, well, it's not pretty.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Platonic example. He views himself as all the muscle the Heeters need and he dislikes Granolah for stealing Elec's attention. Once he becomes the new Strongest in the Universe, he dismisses Granolah as unnecessary.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Gas does not notice his aging appearance and mangled body until he overhears Elec point out his impending death. Frieza then shows up and then drives his arm through the Heeter's torso. From the look of shock and pain on Gas's face, he suffered in complete agony until he finally decays to nothing but bones and dust.
  • David Versus Goliath: He battled Bardock, an unremarkable low-class Saiyan warrior on Planet Cereal in the past. Despite being the stronger combatant, Gas somehow lost and the defeat still haunts him, though we do not know the full circumstances yet. History Repeats as the heroes find themselves up against him in the present, now as the Strongest in the Universe, with no clear hope of victory.
  • Dented Iron: By the end of his fight against Goku, Vegeta and Granolah, Gas is mummified and parts of him are breaking off. The heroes are freaked out that he's able to throw a punch despite having lost a chunk of tissue from his arm.
  • Desecrating the Dead: After Gas dissolves to nothing but his skeleton, Frieza heartlessly stomps and crushes the Heeter's skull beneath his feet.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: Elec is their leader, but Gas is far stronger than him. Particularly after Elec wishes Gas was the strongest in the universe.
  • Drop the Hammer: He generates a comically huge mallet to thwack Goku from behind at one point.
  • Evil Counterpart:
    • From his appearance to his hatred of an underdog that could rival his power, Gas is easily one to Vegeta. Remember that when Vegeta was at his most villainous, he tried to gain power through unearned means (Saiyan physiology and Babidi's magic), much like Gas does when he decides to deal with Granolah and the remaining Saiyans. His ultimate power coming at the expense of his physical wellbeing is also akin to Vegeta's Ultra Ego. Finally, both die undignified deaths at the hands of Frieza.
    • His Power Limiter being removed reveals he could be considered one for Broly, as both have immense natural power that sends him into a bulked up berserker state.
  • Evil Makes You Ugly: Gas started out with a cute appearance (mildly offset by his perpetual scowling) and upon gaining a power-up he looks semi-handsome. Then Elec removes his restraints and he turns into a raging mass of muscle with horns erupting from his head before overexerting himself to the point where he ages prematurely and becomes emaciated. His last moments has him as a decaying, shambling zombie.
  • Eye Beams: Of a sort. Gas' first action after mastering his full power as the strongest in the universe is to glare at Goku and Vegeta while they are weakened. Gravity suddenly increases for the two Saiyans and if they were to lose concentration for an instant, they would be crushed by the technique's sheer power. Luckily, Goku was able to break free after Vegeta shares the last of his energy with him.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: He used to be the weakest of the Heeters and was implied to be rather wimpy and cowardly. By modern day, he's the strongest by a huge margin even before becoming the World's Strongest Man. Turns out that he was gaslighted by his own brother; Elec was actually the weakest.
  • Hero Killer: He killed Monaito by surprise with a energy beam.
  • Horned Humanoid: After Elec removes his power limiter, he grows horns on the side of his head which resemble his headband, which he retains once he fully masters his power.
  • Instant Expert: Averted. Like Granolah, Gas gains a plethora of new techniques once he is wished to be the strongest in the universe, including Hakai and Instant Transmission, but they are less refined due to his lack of experience. Even Granolah, who only had these powers slightly longer, already has more finesse with these moves than Gas, which turns the tide of their battle. Goku also flexes his superior mastery of Instant Transmission by leading Gas on a teleporting chase across the universe before leaving him stranded on a distant planet.
  • Implacable Man: Keep coming for the lives of Granolah, Goku, Vegeta and Monaito even as an almost mummified zombie. He does take damage from their attacks, enough to expose his decaying muscles and bones, but he simply doesn't even care and keep attacking them anyway, diving through his own beam or punching Goku with his broken arm.
  • Lean and Mean: Elec's wish for Gas to become the strongest also causes the boy to spontaneously grow to adult size. In his new form, Gas is tall, lanky and exceptionally cruel with his newfound powers. He briefly bulks up massively when his Power Limiter is removed, once he regains his sense of self he condenses back down and reverts to his adult form, now with all the power he had in that form. His final moments see him becoming a horrifying variant of this trope, relentlessly attacking even as he's decayed into a zombie-like withered state.
  • Marathon Boss: It takes a long, hard fought battle through many transformations with the combined forces of Vegeta, Goku, Granolah, Oatmeel and Monaito to finally take down Gas after the former three fought him multiple times. Until they don't and he get back up a little while longer to ultimately be put down by Frieza.
  • Mind over Matter: Another one of Gas' techniques is to grab objects, whether existing or generated, and hurl them at his opponents. They fly at such high speeds that it's hard to dodge.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: After Goku, Vegeta, and Granolah nearly beat each other to death, Elec orders the newly empowered Gas to kill them before they can recover because they're a major threat. Gas also shows this, trying to finish the trio as quickly as possible.
  • Not So Stoic: Beneath his emotionless exterior, Gas is very insecure about his strength and his "stoic badass" attitude is his way of overcompensating for his past failures.
  • Perpetual Frowner: He always has a serious scowl on his face and never smiles, unlike his more affable siblings. This starts to become subverted over time, as he starts to revel in his newfound status as the "strongest in the universe" and sadistically tortures Goku, all with a smug smile. And as he is reduced to skin and bones, he always has a deranged grin on his face.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: According to Elec, Gas is the strongest warrior among them. He's also the shortest of the band, even shorter than his sister Macki. He rapidly grows in height after Elec's wish to Toronbo.
  • Power Limiter: That headband on his head controls his power and sanity, meaning that its removal will drive him insane and more powerful as well. Since the wish to become the Strongest in the universe was made with the headband on, this allows Gas to tap into further heights of power once it's removed and he's properly controlled himself.
  • Power at a Price: Like Granolah, Gas becomes the strongest in the universe in exchange for a majority of his lifespan. Unlike Granolah, he ends paying the ultimate price. And sadly for Gas, he doesn't know that his newfound power will end up killing him until it's revealed accidentally by Elec.
  • The Quiet One: Gas is the least talkative of his siblings. This changes after his power-up and he becomes more of a boastful Smug Super.
  • Rapid Aging: After losing to True Ultra Instinct Goku and tapping into his full reserves, Gas's body becomes decrepit but no less dangerous. Tapping into more and more burns away his very life force until he is essentially a walking corpse. Chapter 87 has him decay to dust after Frieza deals a mighty blow.
  • Spontaneous Weapon Creation: Gas showcases the ability to spawn meticulous ki weapons after Elec wishes him to be the strongest in the universe. His arsenal includes a morningstar mace, a four-pronged trident, an axe, a shield, a rope-dart, and a large mallet. According to Monaito, Gas always had these powers, even before the wish.
  • Squishy Wizard:
    • In his "final transformed state", Gas becomes even more powerful than he was before, being able to overpower Ultra Instinct Omen Goku when he previously wasn't able to. He also has new powers such as being able to generate giant energy constructs of his arms and legs. But thanks to the toll the power-up took on his body, he doesn't seem to be anywhere near as durable as he was before, such that a kick to the gut by Goku was enough to keel him over.
    • It's even worse once his body's reduced to an emaciated, zombie-like state. While he's still as powerful as ever, Goku and Vegeta's hits are literally causing his body to fall apart.
  • Stripped to the Bone: After Frieza kills him, Gas's body starts to decay until all that's left is a skeleton, which then proceeds to turn to dust.
  • Super Speed: As expected for the new strongest in the universe, he demonstrates ridiculous speed and reflexes. His best feat of speed, however, is crossing an entire galaxy in only 20 minutes without teleportation, just blasting at full throttle through the vacuum of space.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: It's fair to say that his weak retorts to the Galactic Bandits' heckling convinced absolutely nobody.
    Gas: I DID NOT WET MYSELF! It was only a few drops because I had been holding it in for so long!
  • This Cannot Be!: During the final stages of his battle with Goku and Vegeta, he overhears the price that comes with being the "strongest" in the universe. He stops to contemplate his incoming death and as he's dealing with the shock, he's yelled at by Elec to at least go down fighting before he kicks the bucket, citing him as "worthless". This causes Gas to realize that Goku was right: his brother really didn't care about him.
  • Torso with a View: How an empowered Frieza eventually does him in.
  • Undying Loyalty: Gas is unshakably loyal to Elec and serves his will unquestioningly. This starts to waver towards the final days of his life but before anything else can happen, Frieza shows up and kills him.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: After he is spared from death by Granolah as detailed above, Gas returns his kindness by mortally wounding Monaito and gleefully asks Granolah if he's still willing to stick to his "soft-hearted claim".
  • The Unreveal: Gas is the only one who doesn't fight Granolah, which leaves his capabilities in the dark. We do eventually see him take action after becoming the new Strongest in the Universe, but we still have yet to see his natural battle power. And with his death, we never will.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: His ascension to the strongest mortal in Universe 7 has given Gas an arsenal of powers that he doesn't fully grasp because of his inexperience with them, giving Granolah the edge in their bout because of his longer experience with them comparatively. While Gas is quick to start becoming Strong and Skilled, he still loses his first round with Granolah because of this, at least until Elec removes his Power Limiter. He goes completely berserk at first, but once he regains his sanity, he now has access to his full power on top of having learned to become more skilled.
    • This trope comes back to bite him once again in his battle against Goku, who is much weaker and unable to even tap into his full power. Thanks to having years to hone Instant Transmission, Goku leads Gas across the universe in a wild goose chase before dumping him on a random planet and heading back to Cereal by repeatedly using Instant Transmission fast enough that Gas is unable to lock-on to his Ki before he’s out of his range. Gas's lacking mastery of the technique forces him to fly back across the galaxy to return, giving the heroes time to gather and find a way to beat him. In fact, Gas would not even have been able to guess where Goku was without Whis's directions.
  • Villainous Breakdown: As the fight between Gas and the Saiyans approaches its climax, Gas hears about his impending death from Elec. Noticing his haggard appearance in a nearby lake, Gas is shocked to his core, as he now wrestles with his very short and rapidly dwindling mortality. Gas is rocked even further when Elec callously demonstrates that he never loved him. The final straw is Frieza showing up and this drives Gas to full despair as he tries attacking the tyrant, only to die instantly.
  • Walking Spoiler: The revelation that he - not Granolah - is the antagonist Goku and Vegeta have to defeat, is a major spoiler.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Throughout the battle, Gas becomes more bloodthirsty as he draws on more and more power. Chapter 87 has him grinning like a demented demon as he starts decaying like a zombie and ignores his wounds. He only comes back to sanity when Elec reveals that he's dying.
  • World's Strongest Man: Elec wishes for Gas to be the strongest in the universe and Gas proves it by dominating Granolah and Goku. Since this wish came after Granolah's, Gas is far stronger than Granolah. Even after Goku and Vegeta power up to Ultra Instinct and Ultra Ego respectively, he can still keep up with them despite the power of their strongest divine forms. This power is not without a cost; drawing on own his life force ages Gas considerably and eventually, he'll die. Not that he knew about this. Or have it be told to him...
  • Your Days Are Numbered: It's strongly implied that Gas sacrificed even more life span than Granolah to gain a power that can surpass him. In Chapter 85, his "final transformation" made him look like an old man. Confirmed in Chapter 87, as drawing on more power has Gas hanging on by a thread; Elec reveals that the wish will essentially kill him in time. Gas is shocked to hear this, not knowing that he was aging and decaying away until he pauses to take a good look at himself.

    Macki 

Macki

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  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Macki has quite prominent eyebrows, contrasted against Gas and Oil, who have bald Neanderthal ridges.
  • Dark Chick: Macki is the only female member of the Heeters and plays the damsel in distress without drawing suspicion.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Macki truly cares about the well-being of her brothers; especially Gas. She would sometimes protest against Elec's ideas of putting Gas' life in danger just to make him the "strongest" fighter. Macki seems to be the closest to Oil as they love hanging out together and are very supportive and protective of each other. It is subverted with Elec, as Macki questions her loyalty to him from time to time and hates his cruelty and abuse towards her, Gas and Oil. When Frieza kills Elec, she's more terrified of the tyrant than she is horrified by her brother's death.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Macki doesn't agree with Elec's insane methods and is the only one who is against the idea of using the Cerealian Dragon Balls to make Gas stronger that could endanger his life, like Granolah did with his wish. Macki also gets disgusted by Zuno's lecherous tendencies and hates Elec's lack of empathy and abuse towards Gas.
  • Genki Girl: She's cute, flamboyant and excitable, which would almost make her likeable if she wasn't a leading member of a powerful criminal organisation.
  • Only Sane Man: She is this to the Heeters and the only one to have a caring side and redeemable traits.
  • Redemption Rejection: Macki and Oil eventually realize that Elec is a horrible brother and turn against him, but instead of parting on friendly terms with the heroes, they opt to work for Frieza.
  • Smug Smiler: Like her brother Elec, she's usually seen cockily grinning.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Macki is the only woman in the group.
  • Trademark Favourite Food: Grubrolls. She's excited to ask Zuno where the tastiest in the universe can be found.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: As part of Elec's plan to lure the surviving Saiyans to Planet Cereal, Macki deceives Chi-Chi and Bulma with a ruse that she and Oil are being terrorised by Granolah, and beg for their husbands' help in defeating the monster. Despite their suspicions, Goku and Vegeta agree to accompany Macki to the planet in order to face the man claiming to be the Strongest in the Universe.

    Oil 

Oil

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  • The Brute: Oil is the other muscle of the team, though not as powerful or as cunning as Gas.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Oil does care for his siblings and he's disgusted at Elec for his treatment of Gas.
  • Fat Bastard: He's basically Dodoria without the spikes.
  • Flat Character: He has the least amount of characterization out of the Heeters, showing neither cunning nor ambition.
  • Redemption Rejection: Oil and Macki eventually realize that Elec is a horrible brother and turn against him, but instead of parting on friendly terms with the heroes, they opt to work for Frieza.
  • Stealthy Colossus: Despite being the tallest and fattest member of the Heeters, he apparently specializes in espionage as he is tasked with monitoring Granolah's battle with Goku and Vegeta.

Alternative Title(s): Dragon Ball Whis

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