Follow TV Tropes


Characters / Dragon Ball Universe 7

Go To

Main Character Index | Main Characters | Son Goku (A-C, D-H, I-O, P-Z) | Bulma | Krillin | Piccolo | Son Gohan | Vegeta | Future Trunks | Major Supporting Cast (Androids 17 and 18 | Trunks and Son Goten | Fusions) | Supporting Cast | Z/GT Supporting Cast | Tournament Characters | Other Characters (Saiyans [Bardock]) | Original Series Villains | DBZ Villains (Freeza/Frieza [Frieza's Empire] | Cell | Majin Buu) | DBZ Movie Villains (Broly | Cooler) | GT Villains | Super | Universe 7 | Universe 2 | Universe 3 | Universe 4 | Universe 6 (Major Characters) | Universe 9 | Universe 10 | Universe 11 (Jiren) | Zeno | Goku Black | Zamasu | Heroes | DBH Villains | Galactic Patrol and Prisoners | Xenoverse | FighterZ (Android 21) | Legends

Character subpage for the Universe 7 characters introduced in Battle of Gods and in Dragon Ball Super.

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

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 and the Yardrats.

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 won the Tournament of Power, and had 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), while in the manga U6 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.

    open/close all folders 



Beerus (ビルス, Birusu)
Voiced by (Japanese): Kōichi Yamadera
Voiced by (English): Jason Douglas (Funimation), John Demita (Bang Zoom!/Toonami Asia in Super)
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish): José Luis Orozco

"Before any creation must come destruction!"

Beerus is the God of Destruction, who destroys planets to make room for new ones, and balances out the Gods of Creation, the Kais. He is one of the utmost powerful beings in the entirety of Universe 7, feared by even the Kais.

He served as the main antagonist of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods. After receiving a vision of the so-called "Super Saiyan God" making a Worthy Opponent for him, he shows up on earth. Despite his dreaded "profession", he's a surprising exception to the commonly sadistic monster that a Dragon Ball Z villain usually is, which is good considering he's leagues and leagues stronger than all of them.

After this, he goes on to becomes a supporting character throughout Dragon Ball Super, quite often as an ally.

Aside from his appearances in the Battle of Gods and Resurrection ‘F’ movies, and Super, Beerus is also an available mentor in Dragon Ball Xenoverse, and as mentioned before has a much-expanded role in Dragon Ball Super. His portrayal in the latter has received some 'attention', however, as most of his Adorkable traits are downplayed to heighten his Jerkass Gods-level smugness. Later on, his personality grows more in line with the movies.

  • Above Good and Evil: King Kai describes Beerus in these terms. When he tells Goku that Beerus tends to blow up a lot of planets, Goku immediately assumes that Beerus is a bad guy. King Kai responds that Goku's thinking about it the wrong way: Beerus's "job" and the whole reason for his existence is to destroy things, and his destruction of things is necessary for the upholding of cosmic balance across the universe. That said, Beerus's problem is the fact that he spends most of the time he should be working sleeping and when he's awake his reasons for destroying planets are more often than not petty or spiteful (like because someone didn't give him good enough food).
  • The Ace:
    • If the fact that he's a God of Destruction isn't convincing enough, how about curb-stomping Super Saiyan 3 Goku with a finger?
    • Even more of this, when it reveals that he was using 70% against Super Saiyan God Goku; yes, Beerus is stronger than one of the strongest Super Saiyan forms in the series. Even in Dragon Ball Super when Goku pushes him to near full power, Beerus was still the victor and it turns out he lied about using full power. Then when Goku used Kaio-ken x10 with Super Saiyan Blue, it's implied that Champa and Beerus are stronger than even that.
    • He's so high above everyone elsenote  that when you beat him in Dragon Ball Xenoverse his most common loss quote is less that of someone who just got his ass kicked and more that of someone who just got a fun workout with an opponent that managed to impress him—as though this was his battle with Goku in the movie.
    • Also in Dragon Ball Xenoverse, he's the only character that's so badass that Big Bad Demigra's mind control simply fails to work on him. He's such an in-universe Game-Breaker that he has to be convinced not to go and kill the main bad guy himself for the sake of avoiding excess destruction.
    • Averted when it comes to doing his duty as a God of Destruction, though. While it is not known how his fighting abilities compare to the other Destroyers, his universe has the second-lowest mortal level of all 12 universes, suggesting that Beerus' godly guidance is less than satisfactory. Even the Supreme Kai, who by his admission is Incompletely Trained and not that great at fulfilling his duties, calls Beerus out on being too lazy.
    • In the manga, he briefly takes on all the other Gods of Destruction at once, and actually manages to take a few out. How Beerus ranks amongst the Gods of Destruction is ambiguous, but he's clearly not one of the weaker ones.
  • Achilles' Heel: If you want to kill him, kill the Supreme Kai. Supreme Kai is the Kami to his Piccolo, in that Supreme Kai's a much weaker being who's life-linked to Beerus. In the Super manga, Dabra of all people kills Beerus without even realizing it in his battle with Trunks and the Supreme Kai, by killing the latter. This is the whole reason Present Zamasu migrated to that timeline. Also in the manga and implicitly in the anime, Zamasu ( both Future and Present, in the form of Black) planned to get rid of the main timeline's Beerus by killing the Supreme Kai, the same way he got rid of all the other Gods of Destruction. Retroactively, the Old Kai's statement to the Supreme Kai that Super Buu would come to the World of the Kais and kill them if Gohan and Goku couldn't stop him would suggest he also planned on exploiting this weakness, since he had the Grand Supreme Kai inside of him and likely knew about it.
  • Adaptational Badass: Beerus is hyped up to be much more powerful than Goku and Vegeta in Super compared to the movies. In the Battle of Gods movie, Word of God states Super Saiyan God Goku is a 6 to Beerus' 10, and by the time Resurrection of 'F', Whis states that Goku and Vegeta could defeat Beerus in their Super Saiyan Blue forms if they work together. In Super, Beerus (and Champa) are implied to be stronger than even Kaio-ken x10 Super Saiyan Blue Goku after his three years of training in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber. Contrary, Word of God now states that he has no plans of them surpassing Beerus any time soon. This is especially true in the anime. While in the manga, Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta manages to land a punch on Beerus (before getting decked, but still) after finally figuring out how to maintain the form's full power, anime Beerus is so overwhelmingly above that level that Goku multiplies his Super Saiyan Blue power by twenty with the Kaio-Ken and still isn't considered anywhere near him.
  • Adaptational Jerkass:
    • In his debut in Battle of Gods, Beerus was goofy and likable, though he did have moments of being a Jerkass God. In Super, his more sympathetic qualities are toned down while his Jerkass God aspects are ramped up, doing such things as actively destroying planets after eating all their food, outright saying he never gets tired of watching planets explode after he blows them up, and going out of his way to be a dick to Vegeta and intimidate him after crashing Bulma's birthday party. Most notably, unlike in Battle of Gods where his slapping Bulma was more reflexive than anything, in Super, after Bulma slaps him, he actually turns towards her and outright backhands her across the face, all with a Slasher Smile and a glint in his eye. After the Battle of Gods adaptation, Beerus is made more in line with his film counterpart.
    • Beerus in the anime is a far bigger Jerkass than he is in the manga. For example, Anime Beerus literally blew up half a planet because the food wasn't to his taste. In the manga he did it because they tried to poison him, and also referred to the inhabitants being evil, meaning he at least puts some thought into what he does rather than killing billions of people, regardless of how kind and cooperative they are, just because. In other scenes, there's something of an implication that Manga Beerus is giving those planets a chance to prove him wrong. Another notable example comes when Champa threatens to kill his team in the anime: when Goku objects, Beerus coldly mocks Goku and rubs in his weakness compared to the Gods of Destruction, mockingly inviting him to try to stop Champa if he can. This further portrays Beerus as cruel, sadistic, and fantastically racist. In the manga, this whole scene never happens.
    • On the other hand, he's much harsher towards Gowasu in the manga about choosing Zamasu as his successor than he is in the anime. In the anime, he simply tells Gowasu to chose his students more wisely after Gowasu apologizes for everything that has happened. In the manga, Beerus not only tells Gowasu to picks his students better but threatens to destroy him if this happens again or at the very least beat the crap out of him. Also, when he confronts Zamasu in the anime he refuses to act despite all the evidence since he needed more hard proof of wrongdoing since Zamasu is the successor of a Supreme Kai from another universe. To that end he lets Zamasu kill Gowasu and has Whis rewind time, giving Zamasu the benefit of the doubt. In the manga, once U7's Supreme Kai confirmed that he messed up Future Trunks' world, he declares that he can destroy him, while adding that he didn't really need a reason since he's a God of Destruction. He also doesn't bother to explain to Gowasu what's going on with Zamasu before killing him.
  • Adorkable: Once you get to know him, Beerus is a polite and likable Manchild who is quick to make friends, and acts like the lazy, affectionate, fun-loving overgrown cat that he is instead than the God that he should be.
  • Affably Evil: Seems to be a mix of this and Faux Affably Evil. On the one hand, he remorselessly destroys planets just for the slightest bit of annoyance, abuses both women and children in a sadistic manner, and basically plays with other people's lives. On the other, he's playful and goofy while in his own home, easily acclimates himself to the festivities of Bulma's party, and even politely apologizes for his rude behavior to the hostess.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: While vague in the anime, the manga makes it perfectly clear that he is outright hated by the Gods of Destruction of every other universes due to an incident in a Hide and Seek game where he falls asleep for 50 years during the game which caused it to be cancelled, angering Zeno so much that it took extreme effort by 11 other universes to prevent him from destroying them all out of sheer anger. Rumsshi refuses to acknowledge Beerus's act in saving his life and in the Battle Royale between the God of Destructions, all the 11 other gods chose to gang up on him first.
  • All-Powerful Bystander:
    • In Dragon Ball Xenoverse, after Big Bad Demon God Demigra epically failed to mind-control Beerus, he has to be begged to not quickly kill Demigra himself, in fear he'd be causing too much destruction in the process, and so after testing them in battle to see if they can do it, Beerus leaves it to the protagonists and takes a nap.
    • He is also this in Resurrection F, where he states he's not going to take sides in the Goku/Freeza fight.
    • Finally averts this during the Future Trunks arc, where he and Whis lend their aid, though the actual fighting of the antagonist is left to Goku and friends. Until they have concrete evidence that present Zamasu has gone bad. Then Beerus comes in and personally destroys him.
    • Averted again when Arale is on a rampage and Goku is unable to stop her. Beerus is the only one Bulma can think of who can put a stop to this and coaxes him over with the most delicious food in the universe. He easily bats Arale aside and was on the verge of disintegrating her, before his bowels force him to depart.
    • This bites him in the ass hard when the Universal Tournament arc comes out. Beerus may be powerful, but he is so bad (or rather lazy) at his job, that his universe has the second-worst mortal quality level out of the 12.
    • In Dragon Ball Super: Broly, when Bulma, Goku, and Vegeta are about to go track down the last Dragon Ball before the Frieza Force can grab it, he refuses to go with them since he'd rather sleep. So they leave him to take care of Bulla.
  • Aloof Ally: Becomes this to the Z-Fighters post Battle of Gods. While Beerus won't personally intervene in fights between mortals, he has occasionally helped out the Z-Fighters such as allowing them to crowd around him and Whis so that they would survive the Earth blowing up after Freeza Rage Quit or helping to investigate the connection between Zamasu and Black. Plus, if it's a godly matter, Beerus will step in as shown when he vaporised Present Zamasu after witnessing him murdering Gowasu.
  • Always Someone Better: Besides Perfect Cell, he is the only one of Goku's opponents to qualify, and then, in a twist of twists, he reveals that this also applies to him, and that Whis is even stronger yet. One could argue that the whole point of the movie Battle of Gods was this aesop.
  • Ambiguously Evil: By the end of the film, it's not clear just how serious he was about destroying Earth. He could have done it without breaking a sweat at any point, but he kept "letting himself get distracted." In general, it seems that while he takes no pleasure in performing evil actions, he is very self-centered and doesn't consider other people's lives to be worth much. Given his job, this only makes sense. Before creation comes destruction, right?
  • Animal Motifs: Very feline-like (and according to Word of God, based on an old Cornish Rex cat Toriyama has) and wears pseudo-Egyptian clothing, appropriate as the Egyptians worshiped cats (though their cat-specific god was female). More importantly, he has the personality of a cat: petty, selfish, ruthlessly picky eater, and spends most of his time sleeping.
  • Anti-Hero: Becomes this in Super after befriending Goku. He is still a Jerkass god but is now a more neutral character and more in line with his movie counterpart. Also, if it involves gods, he WILL take action, as his erasure of Zamasu shows.
  • Anti-Villain: Destroying galaxies and planets is nothing personal. It's just his job.
  • Apocalypse Wow: Beerus says that no matter how many times he does it, he never gets tired of watching a planet he destroys explode. Though this sounds callous, destroying planets is literally his job.
  • Ascended Extra: He and Whis go from movie-only villains to plot-relevant reoccurring characters in Super. They are the first movie debuting characters to do this.
  • Asleep for Days: His naps tend to last for years. In fact, in Battle of Gods, he's first waking up from a 39-year nap.
  • Asshole Victim: Future Beerus is this, by merely being sleeping all the time. To wit: His laziness and continuous sleeping allowed the murderous future androids to live and kill many Earthlings for years, if not decades. And besides the androids, there are also Future Babidi, Future Dabura, and Goku Black; the latter two ended up killing Future Shin in the manga or anime, respectively, and thus killing the still-sleeping Future Beerus indirectly.
  • Ax-Crazy: Especially when he is in a bad mood in his Disproportionate Retribution moments. Adding to that, he has extremely sharp personality changes, he can vary from a calmed guy to incredibly crazy, irrational, and extremist if he gets angry. When Goku pushes him into an Unstoppable Rage this gets cranked Up to Eleven. His facial features were contorted in animalistic fury, his attacks quickly began to start inflicting large scale destruction whereas before it was somewhat restrained and at times it seemed like he had trouble speaking outside of screaming and Angrish.
  • Badass Boast:
    "Is there nobody on Earth more worthy to destroy...?"
  • Badass Fingersnap: In Episode 68, he does this and causes Present Bulma's new time machine to explode. From miles away. In a secret room.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: Downplayed. He's the only movie character and villain at this point of the series to defeat Goku, and far surpass him, even with an additional power-up. Then again, the point wasn't really to beat Beerus, just give him a good fight, which Goku manages to accomplish.
  • Balance Between Good and Evil: Is supposed to maintain the balance in the universe by destroying planets so new ones can be created, although he had spent many years in slumber. The Kais are the gods of creation and such.
  • Been There, Shaped History: A lot of incidents are connected to him, in remarkably petty ways:
    • He is the reason King Kai's planet is so small. When he lost a video game against King Kai, he wrecked the planet. The little planet was a chunk that King Kai had rebuilt and restored to.
    • He sealed Old Kai in the Z-sword after some sort of petty argument.
    • He also killed off the dinosaurs (Though they are still alive thanks to Arale).
    • The dub of Battle of Gods, it's suggested that he may have told Frieza to exterminate the Saiyans, but this is much vaguer in the original Japanese. In either case, he approved of their destruction.
  • Berserk Button: Do not deny him food; it will cost you your planet. Also, do not disrespect him, even initially, or he will return the favor to you. Another is not taking him seriously, either as the God of Destruction or as a person; King Vegeta sets this off by giving him the second-best pillow instead of the best, and Goku later sets this off by admitting he was holding back during their battle. And further later in their battle during Super, when a misunderstanding causes him to think Goku is taking him even lighter,note  Beerus is reduced to screaming in rage. Also, if you do give him food, it had better be delicious and not something that could give a Saiyan stomach cramps: this particular berserk button was discovered in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 when he sampled pudding prepared by the Supreme Kai of Time, who turns out to be a Lethal Chef.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Be careful around this friendly, polite, and fun-loving deity. Like all cats, Beerus has a mercurial temperament and is prone to violent mood-swings that can be set off by the most petty of reasons; do remember he is the same God who used King Vegeta's head as a footstool in front of his own son Prince Vegeta while making him treat him to an Eight-Course Banquet, and that was when he was in a good mood...
  • Big Bad: The main antagonist of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods as well as it's retelling in Super. He is characterized as more vindictive in Super while still being sympathetic in both renditions.
  • Big Eater:
    • His greatest joy in life is sampling new gourmet foods, and it is THIS sense of Skewed Priorities that almost gave Earth its (second) Apocalypse.
    • Ironically enough, it also saved the Earth. While Goku being a Worthy Opponent is part of it, the main thing keeping him from destroying the Earth is that the food is just too good.
  • Big Good: Ironically, Beerus and Whis take on this role after the Battle of Gods Saga in Dragon Ball Super. Beerus indirectly trains Goku and Vegeta by claiming that Monaka is the strongest fighter in Universe 7 when it was all a lie to make Goku and Vegeta stronger. He also directly investigates Zamasu when he realizes that Goku Black has a similar energy to him and executes Zamasu when he's found guilty of attempted murder, saving Gowasu's life. This action destroys the time loop that created Goku Black, assuring that Present Goku will never get his body stolen by Zamasu.
  • Blood Knight: The plot is him basically trying to find the Super Saiyan God so he can fight him.
  • Blue-and-Orange Morality: Somewhere in there, at least. He's the God of Destruction, it's his job to destroy worlds so it makes sense he doesn't see anything morally wrong with his actions. It's actually established that old planets have to be destroyed so new planets can be born; the problem with Beerus is that he acts independently of the Supreme Kais (even worse now that there's only two of them left), chooses what planets he will destroy at his leisure, and he can and will destroy even important planets without a second thought if he's irritated enough. In Super, Old Kai even says that the kind of destruction Beerus brings is pointless and petty. That said, his twin brother Champa (the God of Destruction of Universe 6) shares the same morality and it's implied these two are actually mellow as far as their kind go, implying this is indeed the case.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: At the end of episode 118, after his brother Champa is erased along with the rest of Universe 6, after taking a moment of silence, he quietly speaks to the narrator, telling him to "say something", which prompts the narrator to begin the closing summary of the episode.
  • Break the Haughty: In the anime, he's quite a Jerkass Smug Super about how superior his power is to any mortal's, even scoffing at Goku and daring him to "try to take on a god" when the latter objects to Champa trying to murder his team. Which is why he's so shocked when Jiren shows off a bit of his real strength at the Tournament of Power, showing that the rumor about a mortal who even the Gods couldn't even was true. He is suitably terrified and in total disbelief that any warrior could be this strong.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Beerus comes across as this. He spends most of his time either eating or sleeping. Him being asleep for several decades is considered a light nap. But there is no doubting his power and the fact that he is very well-trained. This is deconstructed when it's pointed out that, unfortunately, this means that evil like Frieza and Majin Buu were able to run rampant and his universe has the second-worst mortality rate out of the twelve. Zeno is understandably not happy about this.
  • The Bully: His treatment of King Vegeta can only be described as this. Super extends it to his son.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He is so immature he needs Whis as constant Butler/Nanny to remind him about waking up in the morning, good manners, and brushing his teeth before going to sleep. See Adorkable above for more details. It's also Deconstructed and Beerus' faults are seriously as well. Beerus' failure to have any kind of responsibility in his position is always shown in a very negative light and is largely responsible for the awful state Universe 7 is in, something his overseer Whis is completely aware of and subtlely tries to get him to stop. A lot of his growth as a person is Beerus learning to care more about more than fighting, sleeping, and food.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: Destroying planets and exterminating their populations in the process is just everyday business for him. It cannot be overstated just how casually he treats destruction.
  • Can't Live Without You: Similar to Piccolo and Kami, Whis reveals in Super that if the Supreme Kai were to die, Beerus would die along with him. The reverse is probably also true, but then the odds of someone killing Beerus are pretty slim. At least he's lucky Old Kai and East Supreme Kai are still alive.
  • Cat Folk: He resembles a humanoid hairless cat, namely the Cornish Rex breed.
  • Cats Are Mean: He is cat-like in appearance, and it's his job to destroy planets. Though he actually averts this — he's rather friendly when he's not angered or annoyed. Unfortunately, he gets angered and annoyed easily.
  • Challenge Seeker: In Super, Goku theorized that the reason why Beerus wanted to fight a Super Saiyan God so much was that it has been a very long time since he had someone challenged him. While Beerus agrees with Goku's assessment, he makes it clear that Goku isn't that Worthy Opponent... until Goku pushes the limits of Super Saiyan God and earns Beerus' respect.
  • Character Development: At the start of Dragon Ball's revival with Battle of Gods, Beerus was a somewhat uncaring asshole who only destroyed for his own amusement. He didn't do a very good job at his position of destroyer and had no sense of responsibility. He had a lack of empathy and no friends aside from Whis, who is somewhat forced into the position due to his job as an angel. While not entirely "evil", he wasn't a force for the universe's well-being to be sure. Throughout Super, he slowly starts to take more responsibility in his job as the destroyer and becomes attached to the main cast to the point where he treats them with actual kindness and friendship. Whis notices it and tells him he is the one who changed, not Earth.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: Beerus, amusingly enough, becomes this to Goku as they become more friendly. Whenever Goku is introduced to someone he really wants to fight, Beerus tries to keep him in line like trying to keep from sparring with Monaka and Zamasu. He also tries to discipline Goku about behaving himself in front of Zeno, only for his warnings to fall on deaf ears. He is also horrified when he hears that Goku put a hit on himself to fight Hit at his best and gets on Whis for enabling Goku's behavior.
  • Cosmic Chess Game: The events of That Time I Got Reincarnated as Yamcha to be a game between him and Champa using the characters as pawns.
  • Cosmic Entity: He is a God of Destruction capable of destroying the universe if he so desires and doesn't care too much about the lives of mortals, although he does respect them to various degrees.
  • Cranial Eruption: After Goku tells him that he met Zeno, Beerus falls headfirst off the stump he was on, leading to this.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Him vs. anybody besides Super Saiyan God Goku. Which itself, turns out to be a subverted trope; he's just as massively over SSG Goku as he was everyone else (at least in practical terms), with the only reason for that fight not being a curbstomp being Beerus holding back a truly massive amount of power. He claims he only used 70%. Even in Super when he claimed that he was at 100% against Goku, it was a lie, with so many later developments in the series before he felt any sort of threat from Goku's power that it would probably be fair to presume he used 10% at best (despite his claim to have used that against a rage-empowered Vegeta). Then there's Vegeta vs. Beerus Round 2 in the manga: Vegeta having mastered SSB accidentally hits Beerus in the face with a strong punch. It does nothing, and next panel, Vegeta is shown face down in a crater.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Inverted. Goku is defeated, and Beerus befriends him.
  • Deity of Human Origin: Two of the Pride Troopers, in an indirect way, suggest he was once mortal. Namely, the fact that Toppo was outright suggested to be a potential God of Destruction because of how powerful he was (and outright became one during the tournament), and Dyspo's resemblance to him and Champa made other characters wonder whether he is the same species as them. Whis, apparently, constantly searching for a proper successor further suggests this.
  • Destroyer Deity: Is his title: God of Destruction. It's his job to destroy worlds so it makes sense he doesn't see anything morally wrong with his actions. It's actually established that old planets have to be destroyed so new planets can be born; the problem with Beerus is that he acts independently of the Supreme Kais (even worse now that there's only two of them left, and he is more powerful than any/all of them combined, so they can't really try to stop him), chooses what planets he will destroy at his leisure, and he can/has/will destroy important planets without a second thought if he's irritated enough, and he's rather temperamental. This comes to bite him in the ass when it turns out that Universe 7 is the second weakest of all the 12 universes.
  • Didn't See That Coming:
    • Beerus and Whis are surprised that Champa manages to get a Time Master like Hit on their team. Beerus was so panicked that he begged Whis to tell Goku how to counter it.
    • Goku throwing his fight against Hit catches everyone by surprise. Beerus gets another shock when Monaka actually wins against Hit (because Hit also throws his match).
    • Beerus thought that the future was changed after he killed Zamasu because a god killing another god alters the time stream. This is despite Future Trunks and the others pointing out that Trunks' timeline is different from the present timeline. Turns out, Trunks was right, but not for the reasons he thought. Beerus got it wrong because he and the others thought Future Zamasu was Present Zamasu and that Goku Black was merely a creation of the Super Dragon Balls when in truth, Goku Black is Present Zamasu and he's protected by any changes in time thanks to the Time Ring. Neither Beerus nor Whis could have known that Zamasu would become so obsessed with Goku that he would actually abandon his godly form and take Goku's body, and team up with his future counterpart.
    • Beerus learning that he will also be killed along with Universe 7 if they lose the Tournament of Power. His surprise becomes bigger when he learns that Universe 7 was destined to be wiped out anyway by Zeno note  and only Whis was allowed to survive. Whis' callous and nonchalant laughter only adds salt to the wound.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Beerus brought Monaka because he claims that he is the best fighter he had ever met outside of Whis and he gave him a much better fight than Super Saiyan God Goku. When in truth, Monaka is weak, at least compared to Goku and Vegeta, and Beerus only said those things to motivate Goku and Vegeta. He has no intention of letting Monaka fight at the tournament, which is why he makes Monaka go last no matter what. This comes back to bite him in the butt since he underestimates Champa's team, specifically Hit, and Goku is the last real fighter after Vegeta goes down. He was also handicapped early by Buu failing his exam, so he only had three able fighters from the start. Even more, he makes Goku, Vegeta, and Piccolo decide the order in which they fight by doing rock-paper-scissor instead of ordering weakest to strongest. This is why Goku is the first to fight in the tournament, Piccolo, the weakest on the team, is in the middle, with Vegeta being last. Given what happened when Vegeta fought Hit, Beerus would have been completely screwed if Goku wasn't allowed back into the tournament since Frost cheated. Or, Goku could have been knocked out fairly by one of the other fighters and even if he did make it to Hit, he would have been weaker since he had to fight through the entire Universe 6's team. Whis mercilessly lampshades this.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Beerus owns this trope since he has several Berserk Buttons and the power to destroy a solar system instantly. Him growing out of this is the most important piece of his Character Development throughout Super:
    • He decides that he wants to destroy the Earth because Majin Buu ate all of the custard puddings at Bulma's birthday after Beerus asked him if he could have one or two of them.
    • When Beerus shows up at King Kai's place, he remarks that he remembered it being larger. Whis has to remind him that it was larger, but after King Kai beat Beerus at a game of Hide-and-Seek, the God of Destruction threw a temper tantrum and blasted the bejeezus out of the planet, reducing it to its current size.
    • Word of God reveals that he was the one who sealed Old Kai into the Z Sword "over some trifling thing".
    • In Dragon Ball Super, which increased his Jerkass God tendencies, he destroys half a planet because the food was a bit too greasy for his liking. He destroys the whole planet in the manga, but it's more justified there as they were trying poison him. He also destroyed a planet because he didn't like the food there, although that didn't stop him from wolfing down the lunch made from said planet. On top of all that, he beats up King Vegeta and almost crushes his skull because he gives him only the second most comfortable pillow.
  • Do Not Taunt Cthulhu: He might be a rather nice guy, but do not tick him off.
  • Don't Fear the Reaper: In a roundabout way, but Beerus is the God of Destruction in the Dragon Ball Z Universe, albeit a goofy and likable God of Destruction.
  • Don't Make Me Take My Belt Off: Hilariously spanks the Super Saiyan out of Gotenks.
  • The Dreaded:
    • Pretty much everyone in the Dragon Ball universe fears him, including all gods, Frieza, Shenron and arrogant Saiyans. While Vegeta being scared shitless is usually a good indication that someone is to be taken seriously, in Beerus' case it doesn't stop there. Even Goku who has no sense of authority respectfully addresses him with -sama. In the case of Beerus' reputation, O.O.C. Is Serious Business applies to everyone.
    • In Resurrection 'F' Frieza reveals that there were two beings that he was supposed to never mess with: Majin Buu and Beerus. When Frieza sees Beerus during his fight with Goku, Frieza acts completely humble and is scared witless. Even an arrogant SOB like Frieza knows not to screw with him.
  • Dreaming of Things to Come: He has a dream where he fights Super Saiyan God Goku, and this is what kicks off the plot. He implies that he has prophetic dreams often, but Whis has to remind him that they don't always pan out.
  • Dub Name Change: His name is tweaked into "Bills" in the Latin American Spanish dub.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: Subverted. Beerus doesn't tolerate anyone disrespecting him, something King Vegeta and Buu learn the hard way.
  • Enraged by Idiocy: In Super, once they actually start hanging around the Z-Fighters, Goku's reckless personality and lack of decorum with just about every God or Kai infuriate him.
  • Establishing Character Moment:
    • In Battle of Gods, we are introduced to Beerus when he's sleeping and bombs go off as his alarm clock. When that fails to wake him, Whis threatens to sing, which makes Beerus crawl himself out of bed in the laziest way possible.
    • In Super, Beerus’ first appearance has him eating a huge meal on an alien planet where the inhabitants are scared crapless of him. Although Beerus approves of the food overall, he says it's a bit on the greasy side and decides to destroy just half of the planet. Which he does by tapping his finger on the table.
  • Everyone Has Standards:
    • Even he can't stand Frieza; in fact, when he first wakes up from his long sleep in Battle of Gods, he was contemplating going after him and killing him before finding out that Frieza was long dead.
    • The reason he imprisoned the Old Kai in the Z-Sword over a petty argument was because it would be improper of him to destroy the Supreme Kais' World. Also, since the Kais' lives are linked to his, killing one Supreme Kai increased the chances of him dying.
    • He is just as disgusted by Frost as everyone else after learning he was Evil All Along. When he hears that Frost is a planet broker who buys planets he ruins cheaply and then sells them for a high price after he fixes them, he sneers that's exactly what Frieza used to do.
    • In the Super manga, he doesn't like Whis comparing his job to Goku Black attempting human genocide in Future Trunks' time. Beerus destroys planets for the sake of universal balance, while he considers Goku Black little more than a lunatic who kills according to his own whims. In the anime, while Beerus never calls Goku Black a lunatic, he calls him an evil person and considers killing Zamasu on the spot just in case he turns into Black. And did so with Present Zamasu, when the latter was going to kill Gowasu.
    • He's shocked just as anyone when he learns that the losers of the upcoming multiverse-Tournament of Power will be destroyed with their entire universes, even calling out Goku of the mess he's started. Although, he is more in fear for his own universe and life, not so much the multiverse, and Goku points out how Beerus is a Hypocrite since he has destroyed planets for random reasons.
  • Evil All Along: In Battle of Gods, Beerus seemed to be subject to Blue-and-Orange Morality due to his duties as God of Destruction being necessary, while in the anime, the Elder Kai outright states that Beerus' acts of destruction have no real purpose. This is taken farther when the anime adds several scenes of him wiping out entire races just for being unable to fulfill his appetite. While initially that could be dismissed as him needing to destroy something, the Universe Survival arc reveals that the Gods of Destruction aren't just supposed to destroy planets randomly; they're supposed to destroy evil people. All along, Beerus has been abusing his power by choosing to destroy good or neutral people for kicks, while letting evil people like Frieza's family run rampant through the cosmos and do as they please. This is rubbed in further when the Grand Priest notes that Universe 7's mortal rating is the second-lowest, meaning Beerus is quite possibly the worst of the Gods of Destruction.
  • Evil Counterpart: Beerus to Goku. They're both rather lazy outside of the prospect of fighting things, love a good challenge, obsessed with food, kind and respectful but with no sense of being rude, outright terrifying to enemies when angry, and generally the most dangerous things in the universe. The only difference is that Beerus had nobody giving him a moral compass. In Super, Beerus and even Whis notes how similar they are. After Goku and Beerus become friends, their relationship evolves to Not So Different, much like Vegeta.
  • Evil Is Petty:
    • Though more Ambiguously Evil, he has a history of destroying planets for pretty petty reasons, such as losing at video games or being denied food. It's lampshaded when he is about to go to Earth from King Kai's planet; he outright tells King Kai that he has no intention of destroying the Earth "as long as nothing that happens there annoys [him]."
    • It's been confirmed by Word of God that Beerus imprisoned the Old Kai in the Z-Sword over some petty argument. In Super, the Old Kai even outright describes Beerus’ acts of destruction as pointless and petty.
  • Exact Words:
    • Threatens to destroy Earth if Goku loses to him. And he did; albeit a tiny piece of it (specifically a single rock). Tired from and satisfied by his fight with Goku, he left the Earth in a state in which it'll recover.
    • When he says he's gonna kill Zamasu on the spot, he wasn't kidding at all. He literally atomizes him where he stands after being found guilty for attempted murder.
    • When Goku accuses Beerus of destroying planets randomly, Beerus shoots back that none of his destruction is random. Which is true, however, he destroys for extremely petty reasons that might as well be random to any normal person.
  • Fat and Skinny: He's the skinny to Champa's fat.
  • Finger Poke of Doom:
    • In Dragonball Super, he destroys half a planet tapping his finger on a table.
    • Defeated SSJ3 Goku with a finger flick and a light karate chop, Piccolo with Pressure Point attacks while wielding CHOPSTICKS, and Vegeta with a light tap to the forehead.
    • He also has an Up to Eleven version of Frieza's Death Beam.
  • Freak Out: Any time Zeno's name is mentioned or he's in the presence of the King of All.
  • Friendly Enemy: Despite being a Smug Super Jerkass God who deals out Disproportionate Retributions like candy, he is actually quite friendly once you get to know him. When Goku successfully becomes a Super Saiyan God, he spends more time giving Goku life advice than fighting him. He also regrets saying he will destroy the Earth since he came to like the people there and saves Bulma and all those around her when Frieza destroys Earth because she kept feeding him.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Chapter twenty-eight of the Dragon Ball Super manga reveals that Beerus isn't very popular with the other Gods of Destruction, as in the last tournament - which was a hide-and-seek tournament, he hides and then fell asleep for fifty years, which caused the tournament to be cancelled and enraged Zeno to the point in which he almost destroyed them all. None of the Gods ever forgave Beerus for this, and this could also explain why they're quick to blame his universe for anything that befalls the others. He starts this way with the main characters (who fear him and only tolerate his existence because he's too powerful to stop) but over time becomes friends for real with them.
  • First-Name Basis: Beerus will usually avoid using the actual name of any mortal that he does either not respect nor outright hate. Goku and Vegeta quickly gain this honor, but for most of Super, he refers to people by what they are, like calling Gohan "Goku's kid", Tien "baldy" or Master Roshi "old guy". As the Tournament of Power goes on, he starts using the names of the rest of the Z Fighters one by one. Except Krillin.
  • Fun Personified: Quite a friendly, gregarious, and likable fella actually; he readily joins in the food, song, laughter, and dance (yes, he lets loose some truly funky breakdance moves) in the festivities of Bulma's Birthday Party. Just like Goku, he enjoys making dear friends and spending quality time with them as much as he likes to battle.
  • Genre Blindness: During the Future Trunks Saga. After killing Zamasu, he believes that this means that Goku Black will be Ret-Gone. However, as shown during the Cell Saga, the destruction of the Androids and Cell in the past did nothing to their Bad Future counterparts, and Goku, Vegeta, and Trunks are all savvy enough to expect the same and go to the future to be certain; indeed, Beerus is proven wrong, as Goku Black's possession of a Time Ring protected him. So, it's a case of Right for the Wrong Reasons with Future Trunks. Beerus' intervention would have killed Black if Black didn't have the Time Ring protecting his existence.
  • Graceful Loser: If the Xenoverse Games are anything to go by, Beerus can actually be a very good sport if his opponent actually does prove strong enough to defeat him.
  • God of Evil: The God of Destruction. Though "evil" may be too strong of a word, considering he's just doing his job.
    • Alternatively, while he might correctly be considered a God of Evil, it would be unfair to say that makes him an Evil God.
  • God's Hands Are Tied: In the Future Trunks Saga of Super, he goes to some lengths to stretch the rules when Goku Black shows up from the future, but states he can't outright solve the problem for the Z-Fighters since a God of Destruction isn't allowed to time travel; he goes so far as to criticize Goku for relying on the gods, which is hypocritical for several reasons.
  • The Gods Must Be Lazy: Part of his duty as a God of Destruction is to to wipe out evil mortals who misuse the knowledge of the gods, but he spends most of his time eating and sleeping; in fact, it's revealed in the Universe Survival Saga that part of the reason for Universe 7's low mortal rating is because Beerus is too lazy to actually do his job. He should have killed Majin Buu before he wiped out most of the Supreme Kais and left his universe with only the Incompletely Trained Shin, but he slept through the whole thing, and not only did he let Frieza run rampant throughout the cosmos, he actually encouraged Frieza's actions by approving of his genocide of the Saiyans. When Gods of Destruction from other universes are introduced, it's revealed that several of them are far more efficient than he.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Beerus eventually falls into this as he becomes friends with Goku and the others. He is still petty, selfish, short-tempered, and will threaten death and bodily harm to those who annoy him; but he's overall a decent person who shows contempt for Frost when he learned that he is just another version of Frieza, and Zamasu when he tried to kill his own master and attack Goku. He also shows anger about not being able to do more to help Future Trunks, although he tries to hide it, and he wished back Universe 6's Earth so Champa could enjoy the same food as him.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Beerus has exerted a huge influence over the series behind-the-scenes, long before his first appearance:
    • Beerus was the reason why King Kai's planet is so small, as he had destroyed the vast portion of it after a fit of childish rage.
    • It's been revealed he was the one who sealed Old Kai in the Z Sword. Old Kai confirms this in Dragon Ball Super.
    • While left vague in the original Japanese, in the dub of Battle of Gods, it's suggested that he may have told Frieza to exterminate the Saiyans. In either case, he approved of Frieza doing so, and dialog about his job suggests it was his job to do so.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: His first response to even the mildest annoyance is to threaten to blow up the planet. It's not an idle threat. Although as his Character Development goes, he's evidently learning to rein in its severity.
  • Heavy Sleeper:
    • Not only does he need BOMBS to wake up, but he also requires the menace of Whis singing.
    • In Super, where he's much more of a jerkass, this is how the Earth is spared — he ends up falling asleep right before he destroys it. Actually, he faked it to get out of his promise to destroy Earth.
    • Is used in Dragon Ball Xenoverse so he can give Time Patroller Trunks and the Future Warrior time to defeat Demigra themselves without breaking his promise to do so himself by claiming a desire to take a nap first. Whis mentions he tends to take naps that last years, so the heroes can't expect more help from them.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Applies more to Super than Battle of Gods since he acts a lot eviler there, but he still ends up being impressed enough with Goku that he finds a way out of his promise to destroy Earth and becomes friends with him.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold:
    • Despite his intense rivalry with his brother, Beerus wishes for U6's Earth to be restored and advance so it's up to par with U7's Earth so Champa can eat the food there. Although Champa is touched by the gesture, he's still somewhat annoyed that Beerus did something for him.
    • Later he kills Present!Zamasu when the latter tries to kill his mentor Gowasu and then Goku.
    • After he learns that Bad Future is still in effect, he pretends not to be concerned with that, but he starts to find ways to correct this. Whis mentions to Gowasu that Beerus is feeling an uncharacteristic degree of guilt over these events, though Beerus tries to deny it.
  • Horrifying the Horror: On both ends of this. He is the only being that Frieza is openly and shamelessly afraid of, to the point his arrival causes Frieza to actually grovel before him. On the other hand, Zeno makes him openly shit his pants. Also when Goku turns Ultra Instinct, a move that not even he or the other Gods Of Destruction can pull off, for the first time, he’s unnerved how a mortal of all things can access such power.
  • Hot-Blooded: He has a fierce temper and lets his anger get the best of him. Though a good fight will calm him down.
  • Humanity Is Infectious:
    • Old Kai theorizes this is one of the reasons why Beerus spared Earth. In Resurrection ‘F’, Beerus freely admits that he wants to destroy Earth, but wants to eat more of its food. He even promises to keep Bulma safe (as long as she keeps up with the delicious foods).
    • In Super, he comments that Earth is an interesting planet to have changed a Saiyan so much. Whis comments that Beerus seems to have changed a bit, too. By the end of Super he shows all the signs that he has grown to legitimately care for the main cast.
  • Hypocrite:
    • He accuses Goku and the others of relying on the gods too much after Whis offers to make a new timeline for Future Trunks and Mai after their world got destroyed by Future Zeno. The problem is, the entire situation was the gods' fault. Gowasu was the one who chose a sociopath like Zamasu as his successor and was blind to his growing darkness, something that Beerus lampshades. Gowasu was also the one who gave Zamasu information about the Super Dragon Balls (which are the gods' Dragon Balls), that allowed him to steal Goku's body to become Goku Black and give Future Zamasu immortality. The future gods were also caught flatfooted as Goku Black murdered all the Supreme Kais with little to no resistance, leaving Future Zamasu and him alone as the supreme gods. Finally, it was Future Zeno who nuked the entire timeline after Goku and the others crossed every available Godzilla Threshold, and if Future Zeno actually oversaw the multiverse like he's supposed to, he could have killed both Goku Black and Future Zamasu before it reached that point. Beerus' statement is extremely close to victim-blaming.
    • He reads Goku the rights about how dangerous Zeno is despite his kind nature since he is unpredictable and too innocent to value life. While good advice and he has a point, the problem is that Beerus isn't much better than Zeno outside of the scope of their destruction. Beerus is extremely unpredictable and temperamental to the point that he will destroy entire planets for petty reasons (including a Kai's world) and even trapped his fellow god in a sword for millions of years over a disagreement. There is also the fact that Zeno treats Goku better than Beerus who often pulls Kick the Dog moments on Goku like mocking him for his inability to save the U6 team from Champa, constantly rubbing in Goku's face that he's still an inferior to the gods, and threatening to kill Goku to impose his will upon him, something that Zeno has never done to him. Goku even calls him out of this, saying that he's just as guilty of destroying planets randomly, which pisses Beerus off. It's little wonder Goku doesn't really listen to him since Zeno treats Goku as a friend, while Beerus tends to treat Goku like his favorite pet or toy.
    • After learning that Universe 7 has the second-lowest "mortal level", Beerus immediately blames Goku for this. Of course, as a god, improving the state of mortals is his personal responsibility. Moreover, as he's destroyed at least eight planets since his introduction to the series, and there are said to be only 28 inhabited planets with intelligent life left in the universe, he's directly done more to reduce the mortal level of his domain than any other main character, with the possible exception of mass destroyers like Frieza and Majin Buu. Before then, he blamed U7's Supreme Kai for the low rating since he takes a hands-off approach and let mortals developed on their own instead of directly guiding them. Although the Supreme Kai is lackluster at his job, mostly because he was a junior when he became the Top God, the Supreme Kais are supposed to be hands-off, which is an issue Zamasu had with the system. Plus, Beerus makes the Supreme Kai's job harder by destroying planets over bad food and even trapping Old Kai in a sword for millions of years.
    • He calls Goku out for starting the Tournament of Power and orders him to "take responsibility" for what he has done. Then when he learns that his universe has the second-worst mortal ranking, he blames everyone else for it, refusing to take "responsibility" for the low ranking.
    • When he learns that Buu fell asleep three hours before the Tournament of Power is scheduled to begin and won't wake up for two months, he launches into an angry tirade about beating Buu awake. Whis reminds him of his sleeping habits and how he has no room to talk. This statement leaves Beerus' speechless for a moment before he angrily tears into the piece of meat he was eating beforehand and changes the subject.
  • Hypocrite Has a Point: While Beerus doesn't really have the right to blame Shin for their low mortal level given that he didn't do his job either, even making the Supreme Kai's life harder by destroying planets for petty reasons, he is somewhat correct that Shin should really be more pro-active in the development of mortal life, such as either stopping any threats to the development of his universe himself or train the Z-Fighters to have them prepare for beings such as Frieza or Cell while maintaining his hands-off approach in aiding mortal life. Though with Shin's case, his weaknesses come from inexperience and due to being the last Supreme Kai left after Kid Buu attacked the Kais, something that probably would've been avoided if Beerus killed Buu and Bibidi before they attacked the Kais. It would probably benefit him to consult the Kais of the other universes.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: Reveals at the end of his fight with Super Saiyan God Goku that he never went higher than 70% of his full power and still won. Super reveals what Beerus is truly capable of if he wants someone dead now rather than just wanting a good fight: he puts his hand near them, says "Destroy", and they're destroyed. No energy blast or Wave-Motion Gun, he says the word "Destroy" and they're atomized. He uses this to kill Present Zamasu, who is on par with post-God Super Saiyan 2 Goku.
  • I Gave My Word: When he makes a promise he will keep it. Though he can find loopholes in his own words like destroying only a tiny piece of the Earth instead of the whole planet.
  • Immune to Mind Control: In Xenoverse, he's revealed to be immune to Demigra's Superpowered Evil Side-inducing Black Magic.
  • Inexplicably Awesome: He is a god among gods and nothing is known about him. It's implied that Beerus could have been a mortal at one point, unlike the Kais who are born gods, given that Whis offers Goku the job of God of Destruction once Beerus dies. This is further supported by the appearance of Dypso in the Tournament of Power arc, as he appears to be of the same race of both Beerus and Champa but is definitely a mortal, proving that others like Beerus and Champa exist elsewhere in the universes and aren't necessarily Gods.
  • Invincible Villain: Even with Goku's additional power-up, it didn't make him go beyond 70% of his power. In Super, this trope is even stronger; though we don't know how much power he used, the tournament against Champa implies it was less than 10% (see The Ace above).
  • It's What I Do: He's the God of Destruction. Destroying things is what he does. He's chillingly apathetic about destroying planets for petty reasons, but at the same also doesn't take any sadistic pleasure in it either, making him both the most dangerous and least evil villain in Dragon Ball Z at the same time.
    Beerus: [in a bored tone] The pudding is gone... The Super Saiyan God isn't here... Guess it's destruction time.
  • Jerkass Gods: While it's noted in-universe that destroying planets is his job and is necessary to maintain universal balance, Beerus chooses what planets he will destroy at his leisure and is prone to doing so for ridiculous reasons, such as losing at a video game, being denied food, or simply because a random bystander offended him. This side of him is shown in much greater detail in Dragon Ball Super; since Beerus has been awake a day and a half longer than in Battle of Gods, we see him actively destroying planets after eating all the food and all his Disproportionate Retributions. In a flashback, Beerus is shown crushing King Vegeta's head into the floor for not finding the most comfortable pillow in the universe, saying he didn't care if he had to steal or kill for it. He also goes out of his way to intimidate Vegeta and calls the Saiyans cowardly since the last time he saw them.
    Goku: Are billions of lives just disposable toys for you to play with?!
    Beerus: But of course they are, Goku. I'm a deity. What's more important: one backwater world, or a battle of gods? It's not even a question.
  • Jerkass Has a Point:
    • He avoids getting directly involved in the main cast's fights as much as possible, even in the Goku and Frieza fight during Resurrection F. Just as Goku has expressed that the heroes can't rely on him forever, nor can they rely on the gods to get them out of trouble. However, he will step in if the situation is dangerous to the universe at large, like when he atomizes the Zamasu of their timeline to stop his evil plan before it starts.
    • He's really against Goku's idea of an All-Universe Tournament because it involves Zeno; he even threatens to vaporize Goku. However, knowing that Zeno is even more casual and apathetic to life than even him, destroyed six universes just because something annoyed him, and the losers of the upcoming tournament will have their entire universes destroyed, it's hard to disagree.
    • He also berates Goku for his naive nature, stating that it's dangerous to the universe. Remember that he spared Frieza, who tried to destroy Earth, twice (and succeeds in the latter case; only Whis' Time Master abilities averted it).
    • At the end of the Future Trunks Saga, he coldly tells Gowasu to choose his apprentices more carefully in the future. Because Gowasu proved to be a Horrible Judge of Character in regards to Zamasu and failed to notice his growing darkness until it was almost too late, and also told him about the Time Rings and Super Dragon Balls, both of which proved crucial to Zamasu's plans, it's hard to disagree.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: In Super, he appears to have softened up a bit after the Battle of Gods saga as long as he's been served food whereas in the movie he's actually a Nice Guy with an unfortunate case of Hair-Trigger Temper.
  • Karma Houdini: Probably the only straight example in the entire franchise. While he's friendlier and less evil than Frieza, Cell, or Buu, he still gets away with some unpleasant actions: he cruelly used King Vegeta's head as a footstool in front of his own son Prince Vegeta while making him treat him to an Eight-Course Banquet, knowing that he was much weaker than him and with no possibility of defense, and has been responsible for numerous genocides throughout the universe. He is also ready to destroy Earth over not getting pudding. His initial behavior in Super unambiguously pushes him to this status.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: In the Universe Survival Saga, his handling as God of Destruction comes back to really bite him when it was revealed that Universe 7 is one of the universes about to be destroyed by Zeno because it has second-lowest mortal rating of all 12 universes and the only reason his universe has a chance to be spared was thanks to Goku's proposal for the multiversal tournament. As a result, Shin calls him out for his sleeping habits and Goku called him out for his random destruction of planets.
  • Kick the Dog:
    • He slapped Bulma. Granted, she hit him first, but he was the one who ruined her birthday party.
    • He seems to take personal offense to Vegeta's existence in Dragon Ball Super. Since his arrival at Bulma's party, he just can't stop kicking and demeaning Vegeta. First, he scares the poor guy half to death by sneaking up on him and quoting Kenshiro by saying he's already dead. He then keeps giving Death Glares to Vegeta as he socializes, mocks the Saiyans for becoming cowardly since Vegeta is humbling himself to keep him happy, and outright calls Vegeta a weakling like his father while smashing his head into the floor.
    • In Dragon Ball Super Episode 41, he doesn't mind Champa wanting to kill his team because they lost the tournament since it's his universe and he's allowed to do what he wants. He even mocks Goku if he wants to fight a God of Destruction to save them. It took a bigger God to save them, though.
    • Subverted in Episode 62. Though he pretends to drop off and not to care about Future Zamasu as he has killed the present one, he actually has gone to plan how to beat them without wrecking the universe.
  • Kick the Morality Pet: Beerus meeting Goku is the reason why he goes from an amoral, selfish God of Destruction who will destroy anything that annoys him, to being the overall Big Good in Super. However, Beerus has no problem reminding Goku that he is a god while he is just a mortal whose power can't compete with him or any God of Destruction. The most vicious kick he gives is when he mocks Goku for trying to stop Champa from killing his own team, saying that since Champa is a god, he can do what he wants in his universe, and there is nothing Goku can do to stop it. He also seems to agree with Champa that Goku and the others are pawns to the gods.
  • King of All Cosmos: He's the Destroyer Deity of Universe 7... and is a Lazy Bum who has been known to spend centuries asleep and also a petty, self-professed gourmand whose criteria for destroying planets is "has this planet ticked me off in some way?" and "does this planet have tasty foods I can eat?" It's Deconstructed in that Reality Ensues; as revealed in the Universal Survival arc, Beerus's quirks earn him the scorn of his fellow Gods of Destruction and mean he's actually really bad at his job: Universe 7 is ranked the second-worst Universe in the Dragon Ball multiverse, and it's explicitly stated that this is because of Beerus' laziness, careless use of his powers, and his failure to do his job, such as allowing Majin Buu and Frieza to freely rampage across the galaxy.
  • Lean and Mean: Despite not having much muscle mass, he's easily the strongest antagonist in the series.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: He actually does start out as intimidating, but after his fight with Goku his character is mostly comic relief, standing around commenting on goings-on or making mostly idle threats when someone annoys him. Then he receives evidence that Zamasu, a Supreme Kai-in-training, is planning on killing his mentor and embarking on a genocide across the universe(s). Beerus steps in and annihilates Zamasu in less than ten seconds, effortlessly, reminding everyone that the title of "God of Destruction" is not just for show.
  • A Lighter Shade of Black: He stands out amongst the Z-Fighters' Rogues Gallery. Most other Dragon Ball villains are utterly sadistic, depraved monsters who kill and destroy whoever and whenever they want For the Evulz. Beerus, on the other hand, only destroys because it's his job (though he tends to be rather petty about it) and is quite sociable and friendly when off the clock. He'll keep on delaying the clock, too, as long as you keep his stomach full of good food and keep him of the opinion that blowing up your planet will rob him of said food.
  • Loophole Abuse: He said he'd destroy Earth, he never said he'd have to destroy all of it.
    • Does this again in Dragon Ball Xenoverse, where he plans to destroy Demigra, and not even being impressed by the strength of determination of Trunks and the Future Warrior can stop him... after he takes a nap first (and Beerus tends to take naps that last a few years). If someone else, like say Trunks and the Future Warrior, just so happen to destroy Demigra while he's taking his nap, oh well.
  • Loser Deity: Beerus is this in spades. At first, he is presented as a lazy Jerkass God who gets away with acting like a Spoiled Brat due to his status as a Destroyer Deity. Except we later find out he's not supposed to act that way and many Gods of Destruction from other universes do a far better job at maintaining order than he does. Beerus himself is even shunned as an outcast due to his universe harboring Son Goku, who everyone blames for creating the Tournament of Power that would wipe out several of the universes.
  • Lost Food Grievance: He nearly blew up the Earth because he was furious at being denied a pudding cup.
  • Man Behind the Man: In the manga, he says that he told Freiza to destroy the planet Vegeta.
  • Mood-Swinger: A huge one. He can switch from genuinely friendly and polite to chillingly evil in a second. All in all, it can be said that he's quite the nice guy when he's not annoyed... but he's annoyed easily. It's incredibly easy to piss him off even unintentionally, however, the sight of food (ESPECIALLY Earth's seafood or sweets) will instantly calm him back down to a friendly demeanor. Xenoverse 2 has him reacting to Mira showing him absolutely no respect whatsoever first with blind fury before quickly calming down since the sheer ballsiness of Mira's attitude towards him amused and intrigued him.
  • Moral Event Horizon: In-Universe: Since Beerus is a God of Destruction he doesn't mind interacting with people who are known for dirty businesses like the Saiyans and even Frieza. However, Present Zamasu went past his limits when he tries to kill Gowasu to take his Time Rings. Him showing pride in the actions of his future self and attacking Goku was only the icing on the cake and he promptly and painfully executes Zamasu.
  • Moral Myopia: He hates when others don't show him the proper amount of respect since he's a god. However, don't expect him to show any respect for others, even the Kais who are supposed to be his equals and counterparts. Or Whis, who is his mentor and teacher.
  • Morality Pet: After meeting and fighting Goku, Beerus becomes an overall better person. He is more patient and less willing to destroy things that annoy him. He even shows actual care for the mortals he befriends like stopping Zamasu when he attacked Goku, helping Future Trunks in his owe begrudging way, and shows real distress that his efforts didn't save Trunks' timeline despite him pretending it didn't. That said, he isn't above reminding Goku of his place like him mocking Goku for him being unable to stop Champa from murdering his own team when they lost the tournament and threatening to kill him when Goku doesn't do what he wants.
  • Motivational Lie: During the Universe 6 Saga of Super, it turns out his claim that Monaka was the strongest warrior of Universe 7 was nothing more than a lie to motivate Goku and Vegeta to become stronger. In reality, Monaka is a cowardly weakling who faints at anything that even remotely surprises him.
  • Mundane Luxury: He finds Instant Ramen, considered by us to be cheap junk food, to be the greatest delicacy in the universe.
  • My Significance Sense Is Tingling: It's revealed in Dragon Ball Super that, as God of Destruction, he can sense a person's Killing Intent, no matter how good of a job to conceal it they're doing. This is how he knew that Present Zamasu was planning to murder Gowasu, even when no one else could.
  • Mysterious Past: His past is mysterious since it is heavily hinted that he wasn't born a god, but appointed. He has a twin brother who is the God of Destruction of Universe 6 and his assistant is Whis' older sister, and that is all we really know about him.
  • Never Gets Fat: He eats food probably even more than Goku and Vegeta, but is still able to keep his skinny figure in his every appearance.
  • Never My Fault:
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: He tears into the Earth's fighters since the only members for team U7 for the Tournament of Power are from Earth (even if some of them are aliens) and now they're one member short since Buu fell asleep. He then blames them for the lack of strong fighters in the universe since they destroyed the Frieza Force. This gives Goku the idea to recruit Frieza as the tenth member.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability:
    • Far beyond standard DBZ levels. Generally in a DBZ fight, even a pretty lopsided one, both fighters end up taking some minor, but noticeable damage: Clothes get wrecked, scratches, cuts, and bruises appear, etc. However, during his entire fight with Goku, he never shows any signs of battle damage at all from start to finish. This is a hint he isn't fighting with everything he's got.
    • Downplayed in Episode 70 of Super, as he does sustain some damage there, in Amusing Injuries fashion. The kicker? He only sustained that much in a battle with Champa, aka another God of Destruction.
  • No Badass to His Valet: Whis doesn't care if Beerus is the God of Destruction and The Dreaded of the universe. He has no problem talking back to him and putting him in his place when he goes too far. It helps that he's much stronger than Beerus.
  • Noble Demon: Even though he can be very petty, demanding respect, and blowing whole planets for trivial excuses, he IS a God of Destruction, while also being very charming and friendly if you don't provoke him. Also, he keeps his word (though he engages in Loophole Abuse when he wants) and has Pet the Dog moments.
  • No Indoor Voice: Beerus tends to shout at the top of his voice for the pettiest of reasons. This is actually after he's learned to restrain himself and taken this as an alternative to impulsively destroying everything he doesn't like.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: When truly pissed off, he does not waste time screwing around or holding back. He just unmakes people.
  • Not So Different: He and Son Goku are reflections of each other; both are Adorkable Manchild warriors who seem to love food and battle above all, but in truth have become so powerful that they come to realize that friendship and laughter are far more precious. Whis acknowledges how alike both men are by warmly asking Goku if he'd like to take Beerus' place as God of Destruction when Beerus dies.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: His behavior makes him seem like he's just some childish jerk. However, he's powerful enough to both destroy an entire planet and take on Goku, with one finger and the entire galaxy is frightened of him.
  • Not Quite the Almighty: The most powerful god in the series when introduced, though still weaker than Whis(who doesn't count since he's not a god). However Super reveals that he's subordinate and far weaker than the real Top God of the Dragonball multiverse, Zen'o, who he's utterly terrified of.
  • Obsessed with Food: He easily surpasses Goku and rivals Majin Buu. If he's not thinking about fighting or destroying planets, he's thinking about food and eating all the food off of a planet before judging to destroy it. Compared to Goku or Buu, he's less a big eater and more a connoisseur (though still a big eater). His love for food is one of the reasons why he hasn't destroyed the Earth.
  • Offhand Backhand: He does a One-Hit Kill version of this with his Hakai technique on Dr. Mashirito during Episode 69 of Dragon Ball Super as a response for the guy being dumb enough to badmouth him.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • While Beerus' mere presence inspires this reaction in other characters, he himself is a victim to this trope. Specifically, whenever the situation involves Zeno, Beerus loses his cool and immediately becomes respectful toward his superior.
    • During the Champa Saga, seeing Goku break out the Super Saiyan Blue Kaio-ken makes him visibly nervous, especially since Goku created the technique specifically to take on Beerus himself.
    • When Beerus tells Whis to not give Future Trunks any ideas on creating a new timeline because doing so would result in the creation of a new Time Ring and they can't possibly justify that happening to Zeno. Whis replies that when Beerus annihilated Present Zamasu, he himself created a new Time Ring and thus was in no position to be telling others not to tamper with time. Beerus' expression when Whis tells him this is priceless.
  • One-Man Army: Of course, every God of Destruction is this by default, but even among them he stands out by being able to hold his own when they're all gunning for him in the manga's Zen Exhibition Match, with only Quitela and Belmod, the latter by faking unconsciousness, managed to last as long as him.
  • One-Hit Kill: Can completely atomize a person just by sticking his hand in front of their face and saying "Destroy". He uses this to completely annihilate Present Zamasu in an instant. For obvious reasons, he doesn't seem to use this on people he wants to actually fight, only using it on people he really wants dead.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business:
    • Both Beerus and Champa are terrified of Zeno and immediately humble themselves in his presence. This is saying a lot since they're both Jerkass Gods with huge egos. Beerus freaks out just from hearing Goku mention Zeno's name during casual conversation.
    • It gets taken Up to Eleven after he hears about Goku's visit to Zeno, where Goku nicknamed him Zen-chan. This causes the God of Destruction to have a mental breakdown, falling off his stump and bruising his head on the ground.
    • His silence and sorrowful look when Champa was erased speaks more than any words ever could. He was so hurt by this that he broke the fourth wall to make the narrator finish the episode.
  • Outside-Context Problem: There have been gods introduced to the series before. However, all of them have been benevolent and eventually surpassed by the Saiyans outside of Trunks and Goten. Then there is Beerus, who can only be described as the god of gods. Even the strongest Supreme Kai was only equal with Majin Buu and Beerus is so much more powerful that he makes Super Saiyan 3 Goku look like an insect. Goku becoming a god himself only manages to bring out 70% of Beerus' power and even Goku and Vegeta going beyond godhood in Resurrection ‘F’ is still not as strong as Beerus. Not since Frieza have we seen such a tier difference between the heroes and villains. Not helped that the heroes cannot sense Beerus since a god's aura is incomprehensible to a mortal.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: Beerus' execution of Zamasu. It is one of the cruelest deaths in the series, given how Beerus slowly atomized him to the point that Zamasu is left screaming in anguish, even with his head gone. However, given that Zamasu tried to kill his master and was happy to hear that his future counterpart has been murdering mortals in the future, it's hard to feel sympathy for him. It should be noted that doing this trope is Beerus's actual job as God of Destruction, Beerus is just really bad at it, and the local God of Destruction was even lazier than him.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Obviously, given he's the literal God of Destruction. Best shown in Dragon Ball Super when he destroys half a planet by poking it. He and his brother Champa having a tiny spat was enough to reduce most of the room they're in to ash without one energy attack being fired. It's said if the two of them actually fought it'd be enough to destroy both their universes.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • In Dragon Ball Super Episode 29, Bulma smacks him by the head after caller her old. He would've erased her, but he decides to let it slide because she had a good idea.
    • In Episode 41, Beerus uses his wish to revive Universe 6's Earth with all its people. It's heavily implied that he does it because he wants to give a chance to his brother Champa to eat their good food, though he claims that he simply did it to make Champa owe him. Beerus seems to care about his brother, though deep down. Both Whis and Champa are impressed.
    • Beerus doesn't exactly seem to give Monaka a choice in serving as his Motivational Lie for Goku and Vegeta, but still opts to compensate him for his trouble with a reward of vast amounts of treasure.
    • In Episode 62, even though to public appearances he's flippant about the whole thing, he's actually quite upset that he didn't save Future Trunks' world by killing Present Zamasu.
    • In Episode 68, despite being clearly enraged to find out Bulma is trying to make her own Time Machine after the gigantic mess that caused already, he doesn't hurt her or anything, only destroying the Time Machine and the last component she needed for it to prevent another mess and that's that. Small, but given how little it takes for Beerus to blow up planets, that's saying a lot.
    • Downplayed in Episode 79, where after Buu managed to defeat Basil, he shares a brief hug with his counterpart Shin out of joy after the match. He didn't even try to awkwardly brush it off afterwards. The downplayed part, however, comes from the next episode where after the Grand Priest reveals that Universe 7 has the second-lowest rank, he immediately blames the Supreme Kai for his incompetence even though it's his own fault for his universe for having a very low mortal ranking.
    • In episode 105, he openly says that he feels Master Roshi more than carried his weight in the tournament given his age, and when Roshi goes on to surpass his limits anyway, Beerus openly expresses respect for the elderly warrior. In episode 106, he expresses praise for Tien Shinhan. Finally, in episode 128, when Vegeta is eliminated, he congratulates him on doing so well.
    • In episode 131 as a reward for Frieza's efforts and cooperation during the Tournament of Power, Beerus has Whis resurrect him.
  • Phlebotinum Killed the Dinosaurs: Beerus killed the dinosaurs on Earth...for being rude to him. However, he's either exaggerating, or he missed a good number because they're still roaming around in the DBZ universe.
  • Physical God:
    • You know how Kami was portrayed as the "overlooker" kind of god and the Kais as the "guardian" and "creator" kind of god? Well, Beerus is a god-god. The most literal of senses imaginable, and it shows. The God of Destruction was said to be the strongest being fought by the protagonists in the Dragon Ball universe up to that point.
    • To compare, most variations of gods or god-stand-ins in the Dragon Ball series typically come at the level of or fall below the main cast. Beerus and Whis, who are among the group outright called "gods" in all languages, however...
  • Poke the Poodle: He does it occasionally. For example, when the Oracle Fish failed to remember the prophecy about the Super Saiyan God, Beerus threatens it... with feeding it twice instead of three times a day
  • The Power of the Sun: He can do more than one.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: Gives one to Zamasu in the English dub, before using the Hakai technique to atomize him.
    Beerus: Sorry, Kai, but your luck has run out.
  • Psycho for Hire: As mentioned, it's his job to destroy planets. In Dragon Ball Super, however, he mentions that he actually enjoys seeing the planets he destroys explode, and never gets tired of the sight.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: He gives off this vibe sometimes, like destroying planets because King Kai beat him at a videogame or because somebody ate all the pudding at a party.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: He isn't really malevolent — he simply destroys planets because it's his job. He's the God of Destruction after all, and it's established that his existence is necessary to keep balance in the universe. He does a pretty awful job of this, however, which is why Universe 7 is in an absolutely terrible state.
  • Punny Name: According to the movie's scriptwriter, "Birusu" comes from a Japanese pronunciation of "virus". Shueisha, however, seems to prefer going with "Beers", which is Toriyama's take on the name.
  • Purple Is Powerful: BIG TIME. One of the movie's selling points was that Beerus would be stronger than every villain encountered previously, in direct contrast to Abo and Kado... who weren't.
  • Reality Warper: In Super, when facing the end-result of their clash (which threatens to blow up the Universe), Beerus nullifies it into nothingness - and later claims to do so with other energy blasts, but only when he's at full power.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Vegeta and Frieza have both seen him before but have referred to much weaker characters as strongest in the universe.
  • Reverse Arm-Fold: His signature pose.
  • Rip Van Winkle: Beerus can sleep for years, even decades on end. The reason he was absent for the whole of Z was that he went to sleep before the start of the series and only wakes at the start of Super. This trope isn't played traditionally, since Beerus's life doesn't change in any meaningful way in the interim years, but the fact that he takes such long stretches of inactivity means that he isn't around to handle major threats or do his job.
  • Serious Business: Do not deny Beerus food. It will cost you your planet. Serving him food that he doesn't find sufficiently tasty is also a good way to get your planet destroyed.
  • Shadow Archetype: In a lot of ways, he's basically Goku without a moral compass.
  • Skewed Priorities: He promised Goku he would destroy the Earth if he won their duel. He won, but he has not honored his end of the deal because Earth's food is just that damn tasty!
  • Smug Super: Beerus knows exactly how powerful he is, not taking any fight seriously, not even Super Saiyan God Goku. He has very good reason to be confident since none of the heroes have been able to fight him in a way that justifies him using full power.
  • The Snack Is More Interesting:
    • Frankly, he seems to find more genuine joy in feasting on gourmet foods than battle, much like Goku.
    • In Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’, he's much more interested in Earth food than in Goku/Frieza's fight, and admits that the food is what's really keeping him from blowing up the planet.
  • The Sociopath: Beerus in many ways can be classified as a high-functional sociopath with impulse issues. He cares for little outside of his own wants and thinks nothing of the lives of mortals since he was willing to destroy the Earth just to force Goku to unleashed more of his power as a Super Saiyan God. He lies and manipulates others like his entire deal with Monaka, to try to bring out other people's abilities. He also needs constant stimulation when he's awake, otherwise, he will grow bored and destroy more planets than he needs to for petty reasons. Part of the reason why he searches for a Super Saiyan God to fight is that he's bored since he hasn't had a real challenge in a long time. He also thinks a lot of himself since he is a god and can basically do whatever he wants, something he constantly reminds Whis of. Finally, it's questionable if Beerus really cares for anyone given that he treats the closest thing he has to a friend as a servant who he regularly bosses around, and his friendship towards Goku and Vegeta is anything but equal. He treats Vegeta as an errand boy and he mocks Goku for wanting to save the fighters from U6 from Champa, pointing out how powerless Goku actually is compared to the gods and he should remember his place. This is on top of him being extremely impulsive. He will destroy planets and solar systems over the smallest things, and he will kill those he considered his friends and allies if things don't go his way. With all that said, unlike most characters in Dragon Ball, him being a sociopath doesn't necessarily mean that he's an evil person. Just someone with a complicated moral code. He gets much nicer throughout Super.
  • So Proud of You: Beerus is undeniably proud of Goku after feat after impossible feat during the Tournament of Power, but the crowning moment is when Goku masters Ultra Instinct.
    Beerus: What an unbelievable guy.
  • Sore Loser: You want to know why King Kai lives on such a small planet? Beerus blew it up after Kaio beat him at video games, and Kaio then carved one of the chunks into a tiny planetoid.
    • It's subtle, but during his fight with Goku in Super he gets noticeably angry when he learns Goku has been holding back (meaning Beerus hasn't been winning as easily as he thought) and is enraged when Goku begins to land solid hits.
    • When Whis notes that there's a mortal (Jiren) who even a God of Destruction can't defeat, and that this particular God happens to be stronger than Beerus, Beerus childishly denies being weaker than said God, saying he only lost an arm-wrestle. Whis just smirks.
  • Sparing the Aces: One of the reasons why Beerus spares the Earth. Goku puts up such a good fight against him that he saw it as a waste to kill him.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Bills/Birus/Beerus/Beers. The official romanization in Japan is "Beers", which respects Akira Toriyama's misinterpretation of the name pun, while nearly the entirety of the English-speaking fandom decided on "Bills" almost as soon as the character was revealed. The English dub went with "Beerus".
  • Stealth Mentor: In the Battle of the Gods movie, Piccolo notices that Beerus appears to be training Goku more than he is actually fighting him.
  • Story-Breaker Power: Not only is he, on the power scale, a 15 to Goku's 10, but his Destruction ability allows him to kill nearly anyone in a single attack.
  • Strong and Skilled: Beerus is a very skilled combatant due to all of the training he received from Whis aka the World's Strongest Man of Universe 7. Plus he has the power of a destroyer god that can erase mortals from existence.
  • Suddenly SHOUTING!: In Super episode 11, he has such a moment during his fight with Goku:
    Beerus: Congratulations on the cheap shot. But this level of power you're showing me... well, how should I put it? IT DOESN'T HAVE ANY EFFECT ON ME AT ALL!!
  • This Is My Human: In the presence of other deities from the other universes, this is how he feels about any mortal from his own universe. Needless to say, he has to chastise and berate Goku often for approaching Zeno without permission. It doesn't help said actions caused him embarrassment.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: In Super, once his saga is finished he starts mellowing out and becomes more friendly towards Goku and Vegeta- the whole crew, in fact.
    • When the pair of Saiyans eat his stash of pizzas, he throws a comical fit and doesn't really make them suffer the way he would've done earlier on.
    • His kinder side comes out much more during the Tournament of Power; as Universe 7 starts losing more fighters, Beerus begins complimenting his defeated team and cheering on those that remain. He does berate the "baldies" (Krillin, Roshi and Tien) for being eliminated, but then adds they still did well all the same. By the time Gohan is sitting in the stands with him, he begins to compliment him starting with the words "Goku's kid"- before stopping short and correcting himself by using his name instead, and telling him he did well with a genuine, respectful smile.
  • Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth: Wasabi is so hot that he starts crashing through nearby planets back at his home and has to be knocked out by Whis. Yes, the God of Destruction who can easily power through Super Saiyans, can't take a little Wasabi. This is a joke referring to the Japanese metaphor called nekojita, often translated as "having a cat's tongue." It means being a person who cannot handle spicy foods. The joke is subverted in Dragon Ball Super, where he narrowly avoids eating wasabi.
  • Top God: It's no exaggeration to say that Beerus is a god's god. None of the Supreme Kais are even close to his league. Whereas the Supreme Kais were nearly killed off by Majin Buu, Beerus can easily turn even the strongest form of Buu into space dust. To put it into perspective, according to Word of God, if the Super Saiyan God is a 6, Beerus is at a 10, while Whis is at 15.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: His reason for not destroying Earth is because, as far as he's concerned, it has the best food in the universe (especially so with Instant Ramen, which is held as being the greatest dish in existence).
  • Tranquil Fury:
    • Even when he's either been slighted or is absolutely furious, Beerus keeps his cool and doesn't let his anger manifest other than a withering Death Glare and occasionally a Slasher Smile. Although Goku does manage to push him into an Unstoppable Rage near the end of their battle and tries to destroy the Earth, he snaps out of it after Goku destroys his Sphere of Destruction.
    • In Super despite his much more Hot-Blooded temperament, he slips fully into this when killing Zamasu. No yelling, no screaming, he just sticks his hand in front of Zamasu's face, utters the word "Destroy", and watches him be completely disintegrated with the only sign of his rage being an irritated glare.
  • The Unfavorite: In the manga at least, Beerus is looked down upon by all of the Gods of Destruction, including his own brother. Rumsshi is disgusted knowing that Beerus intervened with Zamasu, and all of the other Gods of Destruction look down on him because during a hide-and-seek game that Zeno hosted, Beerus ended up sleeping for 50 years, which got Zeno so upset he threatened to destroy the multiverse. All of the other Gods of Destruction had to pacify him to do so.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: He continues to act condescending and aggressive to the heroes even after he learns that they stopped Buu from killing Kaioshin (which would have killed Beerus too) and slaughtering all remaining life in the universe.
  • Uniqueness Decay: At the time of his introduction, Beerus set the deity bar to new heights being a Physical God who completely dominated the heroes. Then he's shown to not be the only God of Destruction, with the introduction of his twin brother Champa who is equally as powerful as him. Finally, the Tournament of Power shows off all twelve Gods of Destruction of each universe, and Beerus is shown to be a poor example compared to his peers. It also introduces Jiren, a mortal who is stronger than the Gods of Destruction. Then after Jiren, Broly shows up, who is God of Destruction level himself.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Beerus will fly into a rage at the slightest annoyance and only will manage to calm down if food is involved or if Whis subdues him.
  • 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 Zamasu becoming obsessed with Goku and seeing mortals as stupid and dangerous.
  • Victory by Endurance: How he beats Goku in Super. Instead of forcing Goku to give up like in the movie, Beerus wins by letting Goku use up his energy reserves since he has far more energy than him and Goku is still new to godhood and doesn't know how to conserve his energy.
  • Villain Respect: If you can call Beerus a villain. He comes to greatly respect Goku and the others to the point he spares the Earth from destruction for the time being. On top of that, in the Battle of Gods movie, as he's about to kill Vegeta, he says Vegeta would die with his honor intact.
  • Villains Out Shopping: When not destroying planets, he's generally eating and sleeping. In Battle of Gods, he even acclimates into the festivities at Bulma's birthday party, eating Sushi, playing bingo, and breakdancing.
  • Warrior Therapist: Has shades of this. During his fight with SSG Goku, he gives Goku advice about his new power, namely, he highlights Goku's pride in his own strength and says it will be the end of him. Crosses into Trickster Mentor. Piccolo points out that Beerus seems to be training Goku rather than fighting him. Though his temper does get the better of him a few times.
  • We Used to Be Friends: According to Akira Toriyama, he and Frieza used to get along, considering they both destroyed planets. However, there was a time where he got carried away with Beerus and learned the hard way that he shouldn't be trifled with.
  • What the Hell, Hero?:
    • During the Future Trunks Saga, Bulma really gives him an earful, since, despite his repeated insistence that it would happen since he killed the Present Zamasu, Goku Black was not Ret-Gone and is still wreaking havoc in the future.
    • He tears into Goku for endangering the multiverse after he asked Zeno about the tournament he promised. The rules of the tournament state that the loser gets their universe destroyed.
    • During the Universe Survival Saga, when it's revealed that Universe 7 is the second-worst universe, he calls out the Supreme Kai for deciding to take a back seat and let the mortals of that universe grow stronger on their own, which is what the Supreme Kais are supposed to do. The Supreme Kai rightfully shoots back that Beerus is at fault too since all he does is sleep.
    • He blames Goku and his group for being short one member for the Tournament of Power since they only recruited from one planet. He then chews them out for destroying the Frieza Force, which had the most powerful warriors in the universe.
  • Willfully Weak: He's so strong that he intentionally holds back against all of his opponents. Even against Goku's Super Saiyan God Form, he never used more than 70% of his full power. Which makes sense, since according to Akira Toriyama's "scale of 10" numbers, SSG Goku's max matches only 60% of Beerus' power. It turns out that in Dragonball Super, he has the ability to completely atomize anyone he chooses to simply by putting his hand in front of them and saying "Destroy".
  • The Worf Effect: A comical yet soundly telling example. After defeating even Super Saiyan God Goku, Whis knocks him unconscious in a single chop to the head.
  • Worthy Opponent: He comes to see Goku and Vegeta as this, going as far as to say that they needed to keep an eye on them. This also extends to the Future Warrior in Dragon Ball Xenoverse, as in the one-sided beatdown between him and Gotenks, Gohan, 18 and Piccolo, they're the only ones able to fend off his assault, something that will actually make him snap out of his rage momentarily to compliment them on.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Has no problem knocking out 18 and later slaps Bulma. Justified with 18, as she is a powerful cyborg, but Bulma... let's just say Vegeta is not pleased. Considering his sheer power, however, the fact that a mere human like Bulma was any more intact than scattered atomic dust shows unfathomable restraint on his part.
  • You Got Guts: In Xenoverse 2, after Mira, the Masked Saiyan and the Time Patroller appear and start a brawl while he's talking to Goku during their climactic battle, Mira tells him to shut up and wait. Beerus, taken aback by the blatant disrespect, gives him a few extra minutes to wrap things up and clear off.
  • You Cannot Grasp the True Form: Beerus is impossible to sense if you're not a god.


Whis (ウイス, Uisu)
Voiced by (Japanese): Masakazu Morita
Voiced by (English): Ian Sinclair (Funimation), Doug Erholtz (Bang Zoom!/Toonami Asia 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 his role as 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 Surpreme 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 Surpreme 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 High Priest. 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 Priest are neutral and don't get involved in events of their own accord besides training and monitoring their deity.
  • 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 survival 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 junkfood, 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 energy, 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 more calm 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 realises 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 god 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.
  • 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 Priest 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. Up to Eleven when he first tasted Instant Ramen, which practically gave him an orgasm because of how delicious it was.
  • 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. Thats right; a being as strong as Super Broly, is a plaything to Whis.

    Shin/Supreme Kai 

    Oracle Fish 

Oracle Fish (予言魚, Yogen-gyo)
Voiced by Shoko Nakagawa (Japanese), Monica Rial (English), Alondra Hidalgo (Latin American Spanish)

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.

  • Commuting on a Bus: Since his role is pretty minor, he tends to appear for very little 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
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 of Awesome: Half of the team members are bald and are very badass and powerful. Too bad that all of them except for Frieza are the first to get taken out, ordering from Krillin, Tien, Roshi, and Piccolo (all four of them with the exception of Roshi being victims of sneak attacks, Roshi being a victim of exhaustion).
  • 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 were formerly enemies of Goku. Tien, Piccolo, Vegeta, Frieza, 17, 18 were all previously(or still, in Frieza's case) bad guys.
  • 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

Other residents


Monaka (モナカ)
Voiced by Masami Kikuchi (Japanese), Damian Mills (English), Roberto Mendiola (Latin American Spanish)

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.
  • 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.
  • 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 sparing 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 more darker than the series has been so far.
  • 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 (ズノー, Zunō)
Voiced by Keiichi Sonobe (Japanese), Daniel Penz (English), Carlos del Campo (Latin American Spanish)

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

    Burp Man 

Burp Man (ゲップマン, Geppuman)
Voiced by Yasunori Masutani (Japanese), Vic Mignogna (English), Ricardo Rocha (Latin American Spanish)

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 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 (ポタージュ, Potājyu)

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

The sole inhabitant of Planet Potaufeu who guards over the Commenson 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 Commenson.
  • Mr. Exposition: Serves this role, explaining what the Commenson 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 (グリル, Guriru)
Voiced by Jiro Saito (Japanese), Brian Olvera (English), Raúl Anaya (Latin American Spanish)

Leader of a galactic crime gang who searches Planet Potafu to obtain the power of the Super 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 attacked an old man, the man responds by taking a fighting stance that impresses Goten and Trunks. Gryll's men responds by taking out their guns. When that fails, they retreat and noticed that the old man dropped the item they are after and comes back for it while Goten and Trunks search in the wrong direction for it. When Goten and Trunks try to attack them again, they take Monaka hostage.
  • Elemental Shapeshifter: After unlocking the seal to the Super 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 Super 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 (コメソン, Komeson)
Voiced by Kouhei Fukuhara (Japanese), Brian Olvera (English), Raúl Anaya (Latin American Spanish)

A special water made by planet 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 could obey. However, 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 ordered Copy-Vegeta to do this to Goku, but Copy-Vegeta had Vegeta's pride, so he wasn't going to resort to such a dirty tactic.
  • Disappears into Light: All victims of the Super Water have their strength drained and disappear within 3-5 minutes. However, Vegeta is able to stay for a significantly longer time.
  • Edible Theme Naming: Anagram of consommé, a type of French soup.
  • Elemental Shapeshifter: They 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 a power weapon known as the Comméson 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 a evil person, it too becomes evil. It soon became so power that it threatened the universe, so the people of Potaufeu sacrifice themselves to seal it within the planet.
    • By absorbing Vegeta, it copied his personality and will. Since the real Vegeta is far too prideful to fight using dirty tactics or relying on the strength of other's to get ahead, the Comméson can't control Copy-Vegeta.
  • Power Copy: The Comméson can take the power and abilities of the people it absorb, 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 did.
  • 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 the will and spirit of the original, 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 (複製ベジータ, Fukusei-Bejīta)
Voiced by Masakazu Morita (Japanese), Brian Drummond (English), René García (Latin American Spanish)

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: 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. Trunks wonders 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 (ワタガッシュ)
Voiced by Ricco Fajardo (English)

A parasite and criminal that Jaco captured. However, Jaco decided to eat some ramen and it escaped.

  • 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 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.

    Barry Kahn 

Barry Kahn (バリー・カーン, Barī Kān)
Voiced by Nobuyuki Hiyama (Japanese), Robert McCollum (English), Jerry Velázquez (Latin American Spanish)

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 Tienshinhan, this guy is named "Barry."
  • Ascended Extra: He appeared in a magazine in Dragon Ball Z (chapter 476 of the manga). He was the super model Fat Buu face took the form 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.
  • 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 doesn'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.
  • 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 ruined 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.
  • 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: Taken Up to Eleven; 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 more evil 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)
Voiced by Masumi Asano (Japanese), Bryn Apprill (English), Andrea Arruti (Latin American Spanish)

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 (ユーリン, Yūrin)
Voiced by Ai Maeda (Japanese), Luci Christian (English), Ana Lobo (Latin American Spanish)

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 oogling 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.
  • Dangerously Short Skirt: Mostly due to Roshi's screwing around and tricking her into one, which she was not happy about; she's still dangerous, but this skirt also leads to her defeat. Once she becomes a full-time student under Tien, however, she swaps to the dojo's far more modest and reasonable gi.
  • 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.
  • 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 travelling, 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.
  • Panty Shot: Not shown to the audience, but it happens to her twice. The first time it's Roshi getting an eyeful, which distracts him long enough to let her nail him right back with a Groin Attack. The second time it's Chiaotzu using his telekinesis to lift her skirt, causing a Defeat by Modesty that causes her possession over Roshi to fail alongside Goku and Tien's combo attack.
    Roshi: O-oh my goodness..! I-I see them..!! And they're striped!!
  • 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.
  • 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 afterwards, 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.



In 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 believe 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.

Alternative Title(s): Dragon Ball Beerus, Dragon Ball Whis


How well does it match the trope?

Example of:


Media sources: