Goku and Raditz's father, and a Saiyan warrior (and part-time scientist) who wiped out various races under the orders of Freeza. Not a nice person, not a great parent, still tried to free his race from Freeza's tyranny, only to be killed with the rest of Planet Vegeta.
- Adaptational Intelligence: Thanks to the infamous Dub-Induced Plot Hole from the Ocean dub being canon in the abridged continuity, he is the scientist who came up with the fake moon trick.
- Adaptational Jerkass: The canon Bardock cared about his crew and wanted to avenge them. This Bardock only cared about Toma and Selypa, and the latter was only because he liked her breasts.
- Adaptational Villainy:
- Played with in Father of Goku. Bardock isn't that much more villainous in that than in the original (Adaptational Jerkass qualities aside), it's just that TFS doesn't sugarcoat the fact that Bardock was the leader of a band of genocidal space mercenaries.
- Played straight in the Episode of Bardock Abridged special though. That may have been All Just a Dream though. In fact, Team Four Star considers it Character Rerailment compared to the original version of the special being an Out-of-Character Moment for him overall.
- Anime Hair: His hair is composed of many black spikes extending from a black base. This trait is carried over to Goku.
- Badass Bookworm: He's the brilliant scientist the dub claimed he was, on top of being a mighty warrior of the Saiyan race.
- Berserk Button: Bardock hates moronic plots as much as we do. Also, time travel. He literally manages to go Super Saiyan over realizing exactly what has happened in Episode of Bardock.
- Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs: Bardock is still obviously confused when he wakes up after his encounter with Freeza.Bardock: Does Hell have beds? Youd think theyd have beds of spikes. Or spiders. Or spiky spiders. Spikers...
- Cassandra Truth: Tries to warn the other Saiyans about their impending doom, only to be ridiculed. Took matters into his own hands instead.
- Cloudcuckoolander: He shows shades of it in Episode of Bardock, demonstrating where Goku gets it from. However, as it was revealed to be All Just a Dream, the canonicity of this to the DBZA universe is debatable.
- Composite Character: He's portrayed fairly closely to his Father of Goku counterpart, but is said (in Episode of Bardock and Broly: The Legendary Super Saiyan) to have been a scientist, an element of his character that was exclusive to the Ocean Group dub.
- Destructive Saviour: To the people of Planet Plant aka Ancient Vegeta.Dray: Hooray! Everyone give praise to our new violent savior!
[The creatures start singing Welcome Christmas from How the Grinch Stole Christmas]
Villagers: Bahoo dores bahoo dores...
Bardock: [holds up hand] No! None of that! Shame on you! [flies away]
- Devil in Plain Sight: To the villagers in Episode of Bardock Abridged. He frequently declares his desire to eat them because their joy Tastes Like Diabetes to him.
- Disappeared Dad:
- To Raditz. Bardock acknowledges that he probably wasn't turning out to be a very good dad considering how Raditz was turning out.
- To Goku but Goku was a newborn when Bardock fought Freeza.
- Do Wrong, Right: The post credits of Episode of Bardock has him showing Chilled's men how to terrorize a village.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He does truly care for his crew, or at the very least for his best friend Toma (as everyone else was kind of bland), and is devastated when they are killed.
- Even Evil Has Standards: He has no qualms with murdering or eating the whole village, and even kills a villager during the credits. He only killed Chilled's men when he thought they were going to beat the SPUG out of them and record it. He even apologizes for stepping in but found that perceived action obscene.
- Famed in Story: Bardock was well-known as a scientist among the Saiyans. Even Vegeta, an elitist snob who looks down on the commonfolk, could identify him by name.
- Genius Bruiser: Is a big beefy warrior as well as a scientist.
- Mercy Kill: Accepts the "sweet embrace of Death" upon having a vision of the future... and seeing the Para Para Brothers.
- My Own Grandpa: Implied - when Bardock kicks Tupac in the face, he claims to be carrying Bardock's child. Though the canonicity of this is... questionable.
- Mythology Gag:
- When showing two mooks how to "traumatize a village" in the credits, one of them calls Bardock a "brilliant scientist" and he also says he's planning to create an artificial moon. Both are referencing the early dub of Dragon Ball Z by Ocean Group, which has Vegeta claiming Bardock did both despite having no basis in the original script.
- In Broly: The Legendary Super Saiyan Abridged, Paragus and Vegeta mention him as a scientist.
- Parental Neglect: In Episode of Bardock Abridged, when Dodoria mentions his son to him, it takes him a moment to remember that he even has one.Bardock: I have one of those? *realization* Oh god, I have two of those!
- Psychic Power: He can see the futurrrre! But only at completely useless times.Bardock: Useless-ass psychic powers!
- Say My Name:
- Bardock does not mind calling out his intended target.Bardock: FREEZA!
- He has a tendency to be muffled as he says it, frequently yelling "FRRMMMMMPHRMMMMM!"
- Bardock does not mind calling out his intended target.
- Tranquil Fury: Upon finding himself in the care of the primitive Saiyans, Bardock become disgusted with "Dr. Dre" and "Tupac's" joy.Bardock: There is nothing about this whole scenario that doesn't make me so disgusted that I want to violently vomit out my own internal organs. I despise you both so intensely, that I can't tell if my vision is blurry from my near death experience or from my unforgiving rage. If allowed, once I am back to full health, I will gut you with an honest-to-God smile on my face. And then proceed to paint the home I built with your bodies with your very blood.
- Ungrateful Bastard: Despite the primitive Saiyans nursing him back to health, he plans to murder and eat them all.
- Villain Protagonist: He's an entirely unrepentant villain who happens to be the main character of two different movies.
- You Just Told Me: When Selypa grumbles that she hates men in response to Bardock unapologetically calling her a "raging dyke" right in front of her, he uses that to "prove" his point.
- Almost Dead Guy: Toma lives just long enough to tell Bardock about Freeza's betrayal before he dies.
- Butch Lesbian: Selypa, or that's what Bardock thinks.
- Boisterous Bruiser: Pumbukin comes off as this, at least as long as he's on your side. If he's not on your side, then he's just a Fat Bastard, as detailed below.
- Dub Name Change: Inverted. Bardock's crew revert to their original Japanese names as opposed to their English FUNimation dub names (Fasha, Shugesh, Tora, and Borgos).
- Fat Bastard: Pumbukin is an obese soldier who commits genocide without any qualms in following Freeza's orders. As he's not too bright, he also qualifies as a Fat Idiot.
- Flat Character: The entire squad for the most part as lampshaded by Bardock.Bardock: Oh, thank God Toma, you're okay. I'll be honest, you're the only one I really cared about. Everyone else was kinda bland. 'Cept for Selypa, she was the only one here with a decent pair of t—
- The Lancer: Toma appears to be Bardock's Number Two and Bardock explicitly calls Toma "my best friend."
- No Dead Body Poops: Averted. Bardock gets an all too intimate experience with this when he is buried under the bodies of his dead crew.Bardock: Oh God, it's true. You really do soil yourself when you die. It's everywhere. It's in my Dodoria wounds!
- Older Sidekick: Totepo appears significantly older than the rest of Bardock's crew. Bardock and the others all look like they're in their mid 20s to early 30s, Totepo is balding and appears to be middle aged.
- Only Sane Man: Toma points out how odd it is that the psychic race of Kanassans weren't able to somehow use their powers to foil Bardock's crew, correctly anticipates how Freeza will inevitably go all You Have Outlived Your Usefulness to anyone, regardless of how loyal they've been to Freeza, and tries to be a good friend to Bardock about the birth of Goku.
- The Quiet One: Totepo doesn't actually have any real lines.
- Shipper on Deck: Pumbukin suggests that Selypa's the mother of Bardock's kid, despite the fact that she's been around him and he has been able to see that she's not pregnant. Bardock does not let him down gently on that idea.Toma: Hey, Bardock. Heard you got another kid. Congrats. Who's the mom?
Pumbukin: I bet it's Selypa. I see the way you two look at each other.
Bardock: Nah, it'd never work out between us.
Toma: Why not?
Bardock: Are you kidding? She's a raging dyke.
Selypa: [offended] I'm right here, you asshole!
Selypa: God, this is why I hate men!
Bardock: Point proven.
- The Smurfette Principle: Bardock, while mentioning that Toma was the only one he cares about in the group and that everyone else was bland, counts Selypa as an exception. Mainly because she the only one with a decent pair of tits.
- Spell My Name with an "S": In the official Japanese version of DBZ, Selypa's name is "Seripa" and Pumbukin is "Panbukin".
- To Serve Man: Pumbukin.Pumbukin: [to an unconscious Bardock] Say nothing if you want me to eat the remains of that alien!
A Saiyan space pirate who resents the fact that Planet Vegeta never got to celebrate Christmas. He searches for a planet to suck the Christmas joy out of, and finds a suitable one in the form of Earth.
- Back from the Dead: Santa, ironically enough, brings him back as a ghost in "Plan to Eradicate Christmas" to fight those on the naughty list.
- Beard of Evil: He doesn't have one, but since he's evil and looks like Goku, our hero decides to imagine one.
- Big Bad: Of Christmas Tree of Might.
- Continuity Snarl: Gohan references Turles by name in The Legendary Super Saiyan special, which was written and edited to take place in the 10-day wait for the Cell games. What makes this more notable than the references to Meta-Cooler, Dr. Wheelo or Lord Slug is that Vegeta had declared the movie to be "so non-canon it hurts", but it turns out it was canon after all
and despite the fact that Vegeta knew about Turles at the time, he's surprised to hear about Turles when Gohan brings him up in the Broly movie.
- In Plan to Eradicate Christmas he and Vegeta both recognize each other. Vegeta mocks him for letting the Tree of Might get destroyed, saying "This is why we don't let the lower class have nice things." It's entirely likely Vegeta only claimed Turles wasn't canon out of pure embarrassment that a Saiyan could gain such an advantage beyond his own class and then squander it. Alternatively, given the special jokes about Trunks having wrecked the space-time continuum, it's pretty likely that the canonicity of anything is on shaky ground.
- Enemy Mine: One of two reasons he would team up with Freeza to get revenge on Goku in "Plan to Eradicate Christmas", considering how he talked about Freeza blowing up his planet in his movie.
- Evil Counterpart: To Goku, as he hates Christmas and joy and suchlike, while Goku greatly enjoys them. Goku even literally refers to him as "an evil me."Goku: Dark me!
Turles: (flabbergasted) Dark you-?! You remember me, right?!
- Freudian Excuse: He hates Christmas because Santa Claus never visited Planet Vegeta, thus denying him the joy other planets received. Ironically, Santa did try to visit Planet Vegeta, but the Saiyans kept trying to shoot down his sleigh.
- The Grinch: His entire role in the special, to the point of directly quoting the Grinch himself.
- Identical Stranger: He looks exactly like Goku.
- The Resenter: Of every world that Santa visits.
- Vocal Evolution: His voice in Christmas Tree of Might sounds very different from his voice in Plan to Eradicate Christmas, which isn't surprising as there was a seven year gap between the two movies.
- You Know I'm Black, Right?: In Plan to Eradicate Christmas.
- Adaptation Name Change: The Turles Crusher Corps in the series become the Misfit Minions, and the name changes don't stop there:
- The Atoner: Subverted. Despite Reese claiming that at least some of them are sorry for their past misdeeds, none of them show any sign of it.
- Bad Mall Santa: Slay, as per the series norm, is this taken up to eleven.
- Bait the Dog: Slay seems personable and speaks in a cheerful, even jolly tone of voice... and then in that same jolly tone he talks about committing all kinds of atrocities.
- Bestiality Is Depraved: Reese was forever placed on Santa's Naughty List for raping Rudolph.
- Black Comedy Rape: Reese's rape of Rudolph, and Slay molested kids who sat on his lap after killing one who had cancer.
- Creepy Monotone: S.N.O.W. Man.
- Creepy Twins: The Jinga Beru brothers.Beru: And then there's my brother and I!
Jinga: We were once elves working in Santa's workshop.
Beru: Until one of the robots we made to aid production went on a murderous rampage.
S.N.O.W.Man: Falalalala, lalalalaDIE!
- Fun with Acronyms: S.N.O.W. Mannote .
- Killer Robot: S.N.O.W. Man.
- Literal Genie/Jackass Genie: Slay straddles the line between the two.
- Reminiscing About Your Victims: Reese seems entirely too fond of that memory of raping Rudolph.
- The Team:
- Big Bad: Turles, the leader of the group and the most powerful.
- The Dragon: Slay, the physically imposing Number Two who gets the most screen time aside from Turles, and speaks for the group at certain points.
- The Evil Geniuses: The Jinga Beru brothers, tiny inventors who created their own robots, including S.N.O.W. Man.
- Killer Robot: S.N.O.W. Man, a large Ax-Crazy robot with minimal personality.
- Psycho Party Member: Reese, who seems at first glance like the most normal one of the group, but has arguably engaged in the most depraved and senseless acts.
- Theme Naming: The name changes give all of the Minions a Christmas link, although sometimes in a tangential way.
- Troll: It's hard to tell if S.N.OW. Man is being serious or not when he asks Yamcha if he needs help with a ki attack that he just can't seem to control, but playing "Yamcha the Scar-faced Bandit" cannot be anything but him trolling Yamcha.
- The Cameo: Kyle Hebert, bitches!
- The Reveal: Santa always did try to visit Planet Vegeta, but the Saiyans kept trying to shoot him down.
- Adapted Out: His sole role in Christmas Tree of Might is a picture in the "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue, which, one frame later, declares that he was non-canon and Gohan didn't get to keep him.
- The Chew Toy: Gohan's family won't stop eating him!
- Death by Adaptation: Three times, in fact. During the fight with Vegeta, Goku uses Icarus' death by explosion to focus Oozaru Gohan on Vegeta. Then he gets eaten in Lord Slug Abridged, and again in Revenge of Cooler, as Goku declares he is going to eat him, and then the end credits roll over a dragon-shaped skeleton.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: In Lord Slug he has a whopping one scene before Gohan's family eats him. But...
- Early-Bird Cameo: His first appearance is in a flashback in Episode 10, where he's shown tumbling away from an explosion that apparently killed him.
- Eat the Dog: In Lord Slug Abridged, the enforced winter forces Gohan's family to kill and eat him. In Revenge of Cooler Abdriged, Goku calls Icarus his "emergency food". He makes good on that.Goku: [in singsong voice] Dragon meat is yummy, and I really want it in my tummy.
- Take That!: This is basically what his appearances amount to, as several of TFS (especially Lani and Taka) claim to loathe Icarus, to the point of rating Tree of Might fairly low in DBcember because of his overwhelming role in it.
- They Killed Kenny Again: He has not survived one episode in his entire filmography, usually because Goku decides to eat him.
- In the remake of Dead Zone Abridged, Icarus doesn't appear, yet to seemingly emphasize this point, his severed, eyeless head appears on the clock during Gohan's Mushroom Samba.
- Unexplained Recovery:
- He shows up again in The Revenge of Cooler. Being non-canon has its perks. Goku eats him again at the end.
- His appearance in Episode 10 also counts: he apparently got blown up prior to the beginning of the series, but initially shows up alive and well in Lord Slug Abridged.
- What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Apparently, no one has a problem with eating a 5-year-old's pet dragon.
The other half of an ancient Namekian who was exiled from Namek by the first half, Slug wished for youth on the Dragon Balls in order to conquer Earth. If this sounds familiar to you, don't bring it up to his face.
- Angrish: Prone to talking like this after most of his teeth have fallen out.Medamatcha: You want us to find [the Dragon Balls] in an hour?! But it's hot as balls!
Lord Slug:[grumbles] Oh, bitch, bitch, bitch...
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: His One-Winged Angel form.
- Back from the Dead: Santa brings him back as a ghost in "Plan to Eradicate Christmas" to fight those on the naughty list.
- Bad Boss: Has no problems with killing or abusing his own men.Lord Slug: [after blasting through his remaining soldiers] We go through soldiers like copy paper around here...
- Berserk Button: Don't call him King Piccolo, or compare him to the same.
- Big Bad: Of Lord Slug, appropriately enough.
- Evil Old Folks: At first. He doesn't stay that way. Old that is.
- Evil Overlord: He manages to take over Earth in a day, though this only lasts until a few hours after Goku wakes up.
- Evil Twin/Enemy Without: With Guru. As it turns out though, he is not the evil half; Guru is.
- Galactic Conqueror: Goes without saying.
- Grumpy Old Man: Even after having his youth restored, he acts like this."If you're with the government or the church get the f**k off my property!"
- Intelligible Unintelligible: The characters can understand him just fine despite him being The Unintelligible,.
- Lantern Jaw of Justice: Though not so much with the "justice" part. Lampshaded by Goku.Goku: But that means your—
[Slug takes his hat off, revealing his antennae]
Goku: —jaw is enormous!
- Related in the Adaptation: The film reveals that he's half of one Namekian, the other half being Lord Guru. The two don't have any explicit connection in the original canon.
- Sense Freak"My skin is so f**king smooth!"
- Surrounded by Idiots: Feels this way towards both the Z-Warriors and his own minions.Slug: The hell is wrong with everyone on this planet!?
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: To King Piccolo, much to his consternation.
- Even his own minions mistakenly call him King Piccolo, and you know it's bad when even Goku can see it.
- Token Good Teammate: To Turles, Freeza and Cooler, considering he was explicitly stated to be Super Kami Guru's good half.
- The Unintelligible: In his old form.
- Weaksauce Weakness: Whistling, like all Namekians, hurts his ears enough to leave him a screaming mess on the floor.
Lord Slug's Minions
- The Brute: Dordabo, singled out as the "big, tough, stupid one" by Piccolo.
- Dark Chick: Angira, being the "pretty one" as self-admitted when Piccolo asks for their gimmick.
- Depraved Dwarf: Medematcha, who is short, and all the other tropes involving him should be telling on how depraved he is.
- Dumb Muscle:Piccolo: That would make you no doubt the big, tough, stupid one.
Dordabo: You take that back or I'll kill you!
Piccolo: Alright alright, you're not tough.
Dordabo: That's better.
Gohan: Wait, didn't you...
Piccolo Give him a minute.
Dordabo: (beat) HEY!
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Angira, who admits he would be the "pretty one" of the group. Piccolo answers he's a "6 out of 10."
- Quirky Mini Boss Squad: They deny that they're any such thing but Piccolo proves otherwise.
- Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: Medematcha.Medematcha: Oh, I don't give a sh*t what Christmas is now! I just know I'm going to kill it! And then my little Matchas are going to rape it!
- Refuge in Audacity: Most of Medematcha's dialogue.
- Sophisticated as Hell: Angira when fighting Goku:Angira: You little upstart prick!
- Weaksauce Weakness: None of them can stand the heat of Earth's sun, and require the planet clouded over and frozen before they can take off their protective suits.
The older brother of Freeza, Cooler lives with the knowledge that their father favors the former. In contrast to Freeza, Cooler is a strict, no nonsense kind of villain, and avoids many of the Stupid Evil pitfalls his brother falls into.
- Affably Evil: Unlike Freeza, Cooler is actually pretty fine with chatting with Goku about their mutual loathing of his brother. Still trying to kill him, though.
- Alas, Poor Villain: Cooler's last thoughts, accompanied by a Lonely Piano Piece is enough to evoke some thoughts of sympathy.
- Always Second Best: He quite clearly feels he was this to Freeza. Just don't bring it up.
- Avenging the Villain: The only reason he would be on Earth to kill Goku in the first place; however, it's obvious Cooler isn't doing it out of love for his little brother.
- Back from the Dead: Santa brings him and Freeza back as ghosts in "Plan to Eradicate Christmas" to fight those on the naughty list. It's the first time we see them interact with each other.
- Batman Can Breathe in Space: A typical trait of his kind.
- Benevolent Boss: Played to a lesser extent than in the original, where he seems to care for his minions. Here, he threatened to tie them to the bumper of his ship if Goku wasn't found dead. However, he does sign their paychecks, unlike Freeza, who considers payment to his minions to be allowing them to live. He's also content with being called "Mister" Cooler as opposed to "Lord", like his brother insisted, so he likely doesn't make his underlings bow down to him like his brother did.
- Berserk Button: Saying that "Freeza already did it", or comparing him to Freeza in any way, shape, or form.
- Big Bad: Of Revenge of Cooler and Cooler 2: The Return of Cooler's Revenge - The Reckoning.
- Blasphemous Boast: Gets one in, just like his brother, but he's more subtle about it. When Piccolo asks who Sauza's boss is, Cooler responds "That's "He", with a capital H!"
- Canon Immigrant: Cooler is actively referenced many times by Freeza during the series before he shows up, and his first special fits snugly in the three-year wait for the androids, thus seemingly counting as a part of TFS Canon. During the making-off of Cooler 2, however, KaiserNeko went on a mini-rant on that movies' many continuity errors that prevent it from fitting in the timeline.
- Celebrity Impersonator: His transformed voice also brings Kevin Michael Richardson to mind.
- Character Development: Of a sort. When he dies at the end of his first movie, he realizes that he's no different from his brother and they suffered many of the same faults, leading to both their defeats by Goku. The lesson does stick, as when he shows back up he's actively making an attempt to distance himself from Frieza to the point that mentioning their similarities has become his Berserk Button.
- Characterization Marches On: While we didn't get to see that much of his personality at the end of Bardock: Father of Goku, what we did see was clearly very different from his ruthlessly competent incarnation in Revenge of Cooler.
- Combat Pragmatist: In his first and second movies, he fights with a few dirty tricks (i.e. distracting Goku with a blast so that he could charge up an Earth-Shattering Kaboom, using his robot clones to gang up on Goku and Vegeta, etc.), though the reason he fails is that Goku is a Spanner in the Works.
- Cyborg: Becomes one in Cooler 2.
- Deadpan Snarker: Cooler's a lot more casual about the whole "evil planetary overlord" thing than his brother, preferring offhand remarks to Freeza's ego-stroking one liners.
- Early-Bird Cameo: He appears for a single scene at the end of Bardock: Father of Goku, long before he would get his own series of movies.
- Evil Brit: Provided by General Ivan.
- Evil Is Petty: Cooler lets baby Goku's space pod escape the destruction of Planet Vegeta just to spite his brother. Because, in his own words, "I'm a prick."
- Retconned in Revenge of Cooler Abridged, where he states that if Freeza's going to whine to their dad for control of the sector, he'll have to accept the responsibility. If it comes back to bite him, it's his own fault. Naturally, Cooler called it.
- In The Return of Cooler he and his thousand or so metacoolers kick Vegeta in the dick no less than 1001 times, seemingly for nothing but shits and giggles.
- Evil Overlord: Like his father and brother, he's part of an interstellar empire.
- Extra-ore-dinary: His Meta-Coolers, and his cyborg head/body in Cooler 2.
- Face Death with Dignity: At the end of the second film, when he is about to be finished off by Super Saiyan Goku's energy ball, his only response to the later's Pre-Mortem One-Liner is a simple "Really?" and sigh. He doesn't even scream.
- Flanderization: While in his original appearance Cooler has his grievances with his brother, his Inferiority Superiority Complex goes into overdrive in his second movie, where even the slightest mention of him or compaison to him are enough to upset him. When he's brought back in the Christmas special with Frieza, almost all of his lines is bickering with Frieza. On the other hand, his epiphany might've just made him realize he's too similar to his brother and the Flanderization arose from him trying and failing to break out of the pattern.
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The responsible to Freeza's foolish, at least in his mind. In truth he is as foolish as Freeza since he gloats before making a finishing blow, plays immature pranks on his brother like having the Ginyu do a daddy little princess dance and throws tantrums when people remind him he is just doing the same thing Freeza did.
- Graceful Loser: When the Big Gete Star is overloaded by Goku and Vegeta, Goku says that they shouldn't have underestimated them, just like he did on Earth. Cooler accepts this, having thought Goku was going to compare him to his brother. And then Vegeta compares Cooler to Freeza anyway.
- Groin Attack: He dishes out a TRULY absurd amount to Vegeta in the second film.Vegeta: He keeps kicking me in the dick. Why?! Why does he keep kicking me in the dick?!
Goku: [after both he and Vegeta have defeated by about 1000 Meta-Coolers] Wow. I can't believe every single one of them kicked you in the dick.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Invokes this in regards to Freeza. He could have destroyed Goku's pod on its way to Earth, but decided not to as a lesson to Freeza in responsibility. Then it turns out to be true for him, too.
- I Am Legion: Once he brings out the Meta-Cooler army, he starts speaking through all of them at once and even quotes the Trope Namer. Well, tries to anyways.Meta-Cooler Army: I am Legion, for we are—
Vegeta: A pain in my ass.
- Insistent Terminology: Cooler is a prick.
- Irony: For all that Goku is often the target of his Freeza Berserk Button he is actually one of the characters that directly presses it the least, often just treating him as a foe with his own problems. Doesn't matter to Cooler though because he is, well, a prick.
- Jerkass: According to Freeza. Oddly enough, he doesn't act like a douchebag in Revenge of Cooler. He treats his minions slightly nicer than Freeza and is Affably Evil towards Goku.
- On the other hand, he did let Goku live to spite Freeza and ordered Ginyu to perform the "Daddy's Little Princess" dance to Freeza on every successful mission. So Freeza would be justifiable in calling him a prick, from his own perspective.
- Motive Decay: Compare with the original movie, he doesn't even give a reason as to why he wants to kill Goku. The only reason likely is that he wants to prove he's better than Freeza.
- He implies that he went after Goku simply because he was bored and thought it would be a good way to kill time.
- Neck Lift: In Cooler 2 Meta-Cooler lifts Goku up by the throat and tries to strangle him, only to marvel at how long it's taking.
- No-Nonsense Nemesis: In several ways.
- He's not a believer in either Mook Chivalry or the Sorting Algorithm of Evil. His men tend to attack as a group, and when Cooler sees his men having trouble fighting against a lone hero, Cooler jumps right into the fight instead of waiting for his men to be beaten one by one before confronting the hero himself.
- When he first encounters Goku and Piccolo, he refuses to engage in gloating, boasting, or anything beyond the most minimal level of joking.
- Despite seeing Goku being the victim of a No One Could Survive That!, (twice, no less!) Cooler absolutely refuses to believe Goku's dead until he sees a body.
- He doesn't let Goku's stupidity or Vegeta's ego get under his skin. This is a stark contrast to Freeza, who was thoroughly annoyed by Vegeta's speechifying about Super Saiyans and driven insane by Goku's antics. By the time they actually DO manage to piss him off, Cooler has already lost and is doomed no matter what he does.
- "Not So Different" Remark: Realizes that in letting Goku escape and letting him just block his ultimate attack, he acted little different than his despised brother Freeza. But at least he's still cooler. It becomes a Berserk Button in the second movie when people points out he is just copying his little brother.
- Punny Name: Goku makes a pun about it when they first meet. So does Sauza, though he seemingly does it unintentionally. Even Cooler himself gets in on it during his demise.Cooler: [while burning in the sun] I really am just like my brother [...] but at least I know... I'm... still ...cooler... [dies]
- Rated M for Manly: Unlike Daddy's Little Princess Freeza, who comes from Planet Androgynous, Cooler has a deep voice and a more masculine appearance.
- The Resenter: He sees Freeza as getting favored treatment from their father, and thus has a bit of a complex about his brother.
- Robot Master: Commands a legion of Cycloids and Meta-Coolers in Cooler 2.
- Sibling Rivalry: With Freeza. He instructed Captain Ginyu to perform the "Daddy's Little Princess Dance" after every successful mission for Freeza.
- When he prepares his planet-killing death ball, he pauses for a moment to ask Goku if Freeza did the same. When Goku confirms that he did, but used a smaller one (that also failed, but Goku didn't mention that), Cooler gloats and then throws the death ball.
- Taken Up to Eleven in the second film, where he seems incapable of doing anything that Freeza didn't already do.
- Sophisticated as Hell: Eloquent throughout the movie until he comes out with the immortal line: "IMMA PLANT ME A DUMBASS TREE!"
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: To Freeza, but only in his role in the story. Personality wise, they are as different as they could possibly be.
- Sympathy for the Devil: During an off-screen conversation he apparently unloads a lot of exposition about his backstory and his family to Goku. When they get back on-screen, Goku pauses their fight to show pity and give condolences for how Cooler's father treated him. Goku and Cooler also briefly commiserate about the things they don't like about Freeza.
- The Unfavorite: He hints at this during an off-screen conversation with Goku. Though like his 'canon' self, he is a lot stronger than his brother (being the only member of his family who could defeat a Super Saiyan, just not the one he fought) and seemingly outranks him in the empire, so it's not known why.
- It's also possible that he's more powerful than Freeza simply because their father didn't spoil Cooler rotten, like he did with Freeza. Which makes sense, since Cooler is the oldest and as such is one day going to be the heir to the empire, meaning Cold would have to make sure that he will be able to handle the responsibility.
- This is discussed between him and Freeza during an argument in "Plan to Eradicate Christmas." Cooler calls out Freeza on his It's All About Me attitude and Freeza states thats what their father always used to say. Cooler states that King Cold also said he loved them both equally, which Freeza states was just one of his jokes.Cooler: Thats why he had you second, PUNCHLINE!
- Villainous Breakdown: Like his brother, he's normally composed. Before his first defeat, he had a mild breakdown before being reduced to a head. He gets a full-blown breakdown after Goku and Vegeta overloaded the Big Gete Star and being told (by Vegeta) he underestimated them like Freeza did.
- Villain Decay: Pointed out in-universe by Gohan, Krillin, Piccolo and Vegeta- Metal Cooler effectively has stopped being his own villain and instead become a rehash of Frieza in his second movie.
- Volleying Insults: Him and Freeza will do this anytime they're together.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Implied to have been this to King Cold.Cooler: My brother would have stood around postulating and claiming his victory like some haughty green horn child. I know what it takes to get the job done. Which is why father should have...!
- Would Hurt a Child: Cooler is as thorough as he is efficient.Cooler: Oh, is that your son?
Cooler: Imma kill it.
Cooler's Armored Squadron
- Ass Kicking Pose: "Cooler's armed squadron!"
- Badass Crew: They're more or less the Ginyu Force, with the difference that they're actually able to hold their own against Goku, even if it's only briefly and before Goku gets serious.
- The Brute: Doore, what with being the muscle bound, Cockney sounding, skull crushing thug of the trio.
- Celebrity Impersonator: Neiz sounds like Beaker from the Muppets, except when he's angry, at which point he sounds like a dinosaur.
- Comically Missing the Point: They misinterpret Piccolo's assessment of their character traits (see below); so Doore thanks him for the compliment, while suggesting that he is more handsome than pretty, Sauza insists that his powers are not that weird and Neiz bellows in anger at the presumable implication that he is stupid.
- The Dragon: If Sauza being the one reporting directly to Cooler wasn't an indication of this, him being the most competent of the three cements him as such.
- Dragon Their Feet: Sauza makes one last attempt to kill off Goku and company after Cooler is beaten.
- Dumb Muscle: Doore, though Piccolo stated that they're all stupid.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Briefly appear alongside Cooler at the end of Bardock: Father of Goku, well before their main appearance in Revenge of Cooler Abridged.
- Everyone Is Related: Sauza is Jeice's cousin.
- Evil Brit: Doore, though he's more of a Cockney-sounding thug than the usual posh villain.
- French Jerk: Sauza is a villain and a "Space Frenchman".
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Neiz gets brought down by his own Shock and Awe attack when he makes the mistake of getting close enough for Piccolo to reach him.Piccolo: Gotcha, bitch!
- Quirky Mini Boss Squad:
- Quite reminiscent of the Ginyu Force, as Goku points out.Goku: I am having the worst case of deja mustardnote right now.
- Piccolo immediately identifies them as such based on his experiences in previous movies.Piccolo: Okay, I think I got this one. Pretty one [Sauza], stupid one [Doore], one with weird powers [Neiz].
- Quite reminiscent of the Ginyu Force, as Goku points out.
- Rapid-Fire "No!": Doore's last words when he is chased and destroyed by a Ki blast.
- See You in Hell: Sauza says this as his last words:Sauza: I will see you... in Space Hell... Cousin Jeice.
- Shown Their Work: Details regarding Sauza appear to be derived from material originally published in Weekly Jump when the movie first came out in Japan. According to background materials from the actual film, Sauza's home planet is Cooler Planet 98 (formerly known as Planet Brench), and he and Jeice come from the same binary star system.
- Smart Ball: Sauza isn't normally stupid per se, but most times he shows no more intelligence that your general minion. However, when he sees Gohan desperately trying to hold onto the bag of senzu beans and risking his life to protect it, Sauza guesses the bag must be important. The first chance Sauza gets, he makes sure to target the bag and destroy it and the beans inside before the good guys can use them.
- Undying Loyalty: It really shows what a better boss Cooler is when both Zarbon and Dodoria were willing to turn against Freeza just to save their own hides, yet Sauza is determined to kill Goku even after Cooler himself has seemingly been killed.
- The Unintelligible: Neiz.
A little bird Goku brings back to life after Cooler kills him.
Freeza's ancestor, who attacked Planet Plant intending to make slaves out of the primitive Saiyans.
- Benevolent Boss: Somewhat. He's still a cruel madman, but at the same time he does show regret that his agents are killed, and his first action upon hearing the news is to try to memorialize those who lost their lives in his own strange way. He then tries to avenge those who died. His last action is to decree that his most elite agents shall be expert dancers in the future, so that they can be even better. Heck, compared to some of the other villains we meet in the Dragonball universe, that's positively heartwarming; he doesn't even slaughter any of his men!
- Big Bad: For Episode of Bardock.
- Celebrity Impersonator: He sounds like Miss Piggy. Fitting, since the ancient Sayians all sound like Kermit.
- Cloudcuckoolander: He proclaims that all his men will be named after fruit and his elite warriors will have to learn dance choreography.
- When Bardock attacks him, instead of being angry that this worm dared to attack the great Lord Chilled, he's angry that Bardock wants to wrestle with him but didn't bring his leotard.
- Establishing Character Moment: He's introduced being informed that some of his men have just been killed. His response tells us everything we need to know about him:Chilled: Outraaaaaageous! In honor of their deaths, my men shall now and forevermore be given the names of fruits!
- Even Evil Has Standards: Even though Chilled's about as stable as a straw house, even he doesn't approve of the primitive Saiyans singing Fa Who Dores.Chilled: No! None of that! Shaaame on you!
- Evil Is Hammy: His high-pitched voice and Cloudcuckoolander tendencies don't help.
- Evil Overlord: Seems to run in the family.
- Large Ham: Particularly when he's preparing to finish off Bardock.Chilled: And now yououou dieeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
- Laughably Evil: Lord Chilled's foppish behavior and ridiculous voice make him an absolute delight to watch.
- Literal-Minded:Bardock: You mad, bro?
Chilled: A little! Thank you for asking!
Bardock: Then maybe you should chill!
Chilled: I'm always chilled! Ohhh I get it...
- Politically Correct Villain: He acknowledges not just ladies and gentlemen, but "those of unspecified gender".
- Sissy Villain: Maybe even more so than Zarbon. Also seems to run in the family.
- Trrrilling Rrrs: Not just Rrrr's, he does it with just about every letter in the alphabet.
- Vocal Dissonance: His voice is hilariously high-pitched and brings Miss Piggy to mind.
- The only time he drops the falsetto is when begging Super Saiyan Bardock not to "break his butt".
- Would Hurt a Child: Again, seems to run in the family.
People of Planet Plant aka Primitive Saiyans
- Bizarre Alien Biology: Bardock kicking one gets it pregnant.
- Celebrity Impersonator: They all sound like Kermit the Frog.
- Fun with Acronyms: Their healing S.P.U.G.: "Super Polymorphic Unleashing Gel". Which is pronounced the exact same way as the word "spooge".
- Phrase Catcher: Nobody likes their singing.Bardock/Chilled: No! None of that! Shame on you!
- Related in the Adaptation: It was confirmed in all the way back in Dragon Ball GT that the Saiyans weren't native to Planet Plant/Vegeta, so the Saiyans aren't actually related to these people in canon.
- Sex Is Violence: Apparently getting bitchslapped by Bardock can get them pregnant.
- Theme Naming: They're named after famous rappers (Dr. Dray, Twopock, Aice Qube, etc.)
Garlic Jr.See Dragon Ball Z Abridged - Villains for Garlic Jr.
Garlic Jr.'s Minions
Big Gete Star/Cycloids
- Cyber Cyclops: Their only facial feature is one big mechanical eye.
- Intelligible Unintelligible: Everyone else seems to be able to understand them just fine despite them saying nothing but "Beep".
- Mecha-Mooks: Though a more resilient kind than usual.
- Nigh-Invulnerable: Subverted; they appear to be this at first, as no matter how many times you hit them they seem to not take any damage. Then Piccolo finds out you just need to hit them very hard.
- The Unintelligible: All they say is "beep".
D.V.E.D. (Dynamically Voiced Evisceration Droid)
- Affably Evil: He plans on chopping the Namekians up to fuel to Big Gete Star but remains as cheerful and friendly as possible to them as he does so.
- All There in the Script: What his name stands for is only revealed in the movie breakdown. The movie description just refers to him as ServiceBot.
- Captain Ersatz: Of Claptrap from Borderlands
- Incoming Ham: "Hellooo meatbags!"
(Future) Mister Gohan
The Son Gohan from Future Trunks' timeline. With all his friends dead and not on speaking terms with his remaining family, Gohan has lost a fair bit of sanity. He only finds self worth in fighting the androids that destroyed human society and training Trunks to become a Super Saiyan. Eventually fell victim to Mentor Occupational Hazard, triggering Trunks' transformation.
- Adaptational Jerkass: Somewhat. In the TV special, Gohan still loved his father dearly, and didn't hold any malice towards his family when he died. Here, Future Gohan hated his father and left his mother and grandfather to rot alone in the house they raised him in.
- Adaptational Wimp: In the original special, Gohan did a rather good job in his Last Stand against the Androids and likely would've won if he hadn't lost his arm. Here, he loses to them in a Curb-Stomp Battle.
- The Aloner: To a degree; Gohan lives in wastelands, just like Piccolo.
- An Arm and a Leg: Just like in the original series, Future Gohan loses his arm fighting the Androids.
- Badass Baritone: Unlike in the main timeline, Future Gohan develops a much deeper voice here to emphasize his badassery.
- Big Eater: He utterly wolfs down food when Bulma gives him some, though he resents the implication that this makes him like Goku.
- Broken Ace: This Gohan is a lot more serious than his younger self, but is full of grief on the inside, and seems to be losing it.
- Catchphrase: "Crapbaskets!", even as an adult.
- And in a deleted Scene: "I need an adult!"
- Cloud Cuckoolander: Like Father, Like Son - he asks Trunks to call him "Mr. Gohan", has Piccolo's voice in his head and has no qualms about using Piccolo's... questionable training methods on Trunks.
- Face Death with Dignity: In contrast with the original TV special, Future Gohan put his faith into Trunks as he is dying. Mood Whiplash occurs when Piccolo mentally tells him he's not with him, and thus training Trunks "just like [Piccolo] wanted" was probably not as effective as he thought it was, with his last words being "Crapbaskets".
- Foil: To his main timeline version. Future Gohan hated when his father died over something he has no control over (heart attack), and has a clear resentment of him into adulthood. Main timeline Gohan hated himself for indirectly causing his father's death, and when Goku gave specific reasons to stay dead, he nonetheless accepts it, with no grudges attached.
- Future Badass: Just as he is in the original, but here losing so many people close to him and inheriting his father's Cloud Cuckoolander tendencies has made him something of a Broken Ace.
- Generation Xerox: To a degree of Goku, but Gohan doesn't like the implications that he's anything like his father. Gohan is a lot more like Piccolo, however. Has voices in his head, lost an arm, trains a whiny kid, lives in wastelands, died protecting said child. Like master like student. In fact he thinks of Piccolo as the father he never had.
- Handicapped Badass: Losing his arm does't stop him from fighting, nor is becoming insane to the point where he can hear voices inside his head.
- Hearing Voices: Of the insane variety; Gohan is hearing Piccolo's voice in his head (irony at its finest) despite the man being 17 years dead. He may even seem to think Piccolo is actually still alive and with him.
- Heartbroken Badass: Having all of his friends get killed will do that, but despite this he keeps on fighting to the very end.
- He Is All Grown Up: Boy, did Bulma notice.
- Homeless Hero: Gohan lives in the wastelands, just like Piccolo.
- Hypocrite: Future Gohan resents his father for always abandoning him. However, Goku at least had reasons for never been around (like being dead) while Future Gohan just flat out abandoned his mother and grandfather.
- Intergenerational Friendship: With Future Bulma. Future Bulma, however, would probably prefer an Intergenerational Friendship with Benefits.
- Manchild: Ironically, grow to be one like his father. However, he is a more tragic example. Having lost his friends and living the harsh life he has, with all the preassure placed upon him, Future Gohan never really had a chance to properly mature. By the end, he has come closer to a Psychopathic Man Child, hallucinating the voice of the long dead Piccolo.
- In a less serious situation, his reaction wheb Future Bulma tries to seduce him is priceless.
- Misery Builds Character: Future Gohan is a more realistic take on Gohan's character as a result of all the crap he has to go through in his life.
- Nerds Are Sexy: Subverted in that he seems to have outgrown his verbosity, played straight in that Bulma's hot for him.
- Parental Issues: To the point that Future Gohan does not care that his father died. He outright thinks of Piccolo as his father; when Trunks asks if thinking of his father dying contributes to having become Super Saiyan, he gives him a simple "Oh yeah, sure."
- He also has issues with his mother, as he apparently never speaks to Chichi choosing to live in a wasteland.
- Parental Substitute: In a fashion, toward Trunks, who never had a father. Bulma flat out admits she was looking at him for a more... "permanent" position.
- Sanity Slippage: He has not taken well to the Bad Future and seeing all his friends die, and has begun to hear Mr. Piccolo's voice in his head.
- Sink-or-Swim Mentor: He uses the same methods as Piccolo, so it's to be expected.
- Tranquil Fury: Slips into some of this during his training of Trunks after losing his arm.
- Traumatic Superpower Awakening: He learned to become a Super Saiyan after watching Piccolo and Krillin die at the androids' hands in front of him. His dad's death didn't have anything to do with it. Amusingly, this is more-or-less a direct quote from the special, though there he at least has the excuse that the androids he hates didn't directly kill his father.
- Vocal Evolution: Has a much deeper voice than his younger self, and even his teenaged main timeline counterpart, who also has a high-pitched voice.
Future Android 17
Unlike the present timeline, Android 17 never met Android 16 and thus was never talked out of lording his new superpowers over the world. Beginning to wonder if there was something more for him out there than death and destruction.
- Adaptational Villainy: Minor example all things considered, but when Trunks kills his sister in canon, 17 is horrified and enraged. In this version he instead asks if Trunks would consider sparing him and doesn't comment on his sister's death. To his credit though, he was pants-shittingly terrified of Trunks at that point.
- Affably Evil: Much like Present Android 17, he only wants to have fun... only instead of driving trucks, it's bringing the human race to near extinction. He even gets bored of destroying things and decides to range a park. At least before Gohan "slaps [his] shit".
- And Then What?: This finally occurs to him in History of Trunks while destroying a city. After killing every human, he plans on becoming a park ranger.
- Bored with Insanity: He got bored of human extinction, and contemplates quitting his genocidal campaign to become a park ranger. After Gohan attacked him, however, he decided to save that till after he kills everyone.
- BrotherSister Team: With Android 18. Unlike the present counterparts, these two actually are seen fighting in tandem.
- But for Me, It Was Tuesday: Bites him in the butt hard: he can't remember Gohan's name when Trunks asked, prompting Trunks to finish him off.
- Creepy Crossdresser: Implied. Android 17 blows up a clothing store because Android 18 didn't get him anything from it. When she tells him it was a girl's clothing store, he replies "Hey, I'm perfectly secure", so he apparently has no problem with it.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: He and Android 18 inflict one on Trunks when he tries to fight them in the special's climax, mocking him the entire time. Trunks returns the favor after training in the past, never even giving 17 a chance to attack.
- For the Evulz: Outright admits this is the reason he and his sister decided to terrorize the future.Future Android 17: The question isn't why, kid. It's why not?
- Ignored Epiphany: He decides that killing humans and destroying cities is "boring" and decides to follow his dream to become a park ranger. Then Gohan kicks him through a building.
- Kick the Dog: Simply killing Gohan and Trunks isn't enough, Android 17 has to taunt them and prolong their suffering.
- After beating Trunks down he tells him to "Cough if you're still alive." After beating him down a second time, he says "Aw, who's a little survivor? You are, yes, you are! Let's fix that, shall we?" and very nearly kills him, but fails due to Android 18 stepping in the way.
- Mythology Gag: He (temporarily) gets bored of killing people and wants to become a park ranger instead. According to an interview with Toriyama, after the Cell Games Android 17 became a park ranger at a nature reserve, married a zoologist, and adopted two children. And that's why he was in the woods threatening poachers in the Buu saga. This was eventually shown in Dragon Ball Super.
- Oh, Crap!: Has this reaction to 18's death, going from giving a Badass Boast to scared to death.
- Psychopathic Man Child: The version of Android 17 from History of Trunks Abridged where he and his sister have spent the last eighteen to twenty years blowing up the planet and killing millions of people just for shits and giggles. This is especially evident when they show up at an amusement park and proceed to sincerely have fun on rides like the roller coaster and tea-cups... while blowing everything up and killing everyone in sight.
- Victory Is Boring: After successfully wiping country music off the face of the globe and terrorizing humanity for 10+ years, Future Android 17 realizes that running around killing people and blowing up cities for kicks is actually pretty boring, and that he's going to to quit to become a park ranger... and then Gohan kicks him through a building and Android 17 decides he's going to wipe out all of humanity purely out of spite, and then range the shit out of a park.
- Villainous Breakdown: Goes from giving a Badass Boast to scared to death and asking Trunks if he could possibly convince him to spare him.
- Villains Want Mercy: After Trunks kills Future 18, he asks if there's any chance he can talk Trunks out of killing him too. There isn't.
Future Android 18
Unlike the present timeline, Android 18 never met Android 16 and thus went along with Android 17's idea of fun, resulting in the near extinction of humanity. By now, she's lost any semblance of morality because of it.
- Adaptational Villainy: Unlike in the original version, Future Android 18 is clearly the bigger psychopathic jerk of the two Bad Future twins (though Future Android 17 does give her a run for her money). Aside from having zero sympathy and in fact laughing when her own brother takes a small beating, she very likely came up with the plan to destroy country music, possibly as the first thing they did after they killed Gero meaning she may have been the one who pushed for them to take their first step towards unrepentant evil.
- Berserk Button:
- She really does not like country music, apparently to the point of wiping it off the face of the earth in Trunks' Bad Future.
- In fact, gendered insults in general seems to tick her off, as demonstrated in the History of Trunks special where she can be seen getting visibly angry at young Trunks saying she "hits like a girl", even though she admits that he's technically not wrong.
- BrotherSister Team: With Android 17.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: She and Android 17 inflict one on Trunks when he tries to fight them in the special's climax, mocking him the entire time.
- Dark Action Girl: She's a violent psychopath who happily kills everyone in her way.
- Deadpan Snarker: Much like her present day counterpart, she's incredibly snarky, just more evil about it.
- For the Evulz: Along with her brother.Future Android 18: I mean, who's going to stop us?
- Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Future Android 18 is not quite as openly violent as Future Android 17, but when 17 overrides her anger at him blowing up a store that gave her free clothes, she gets over it quickly. After pointing out that bringing a child to a battle was an irresponsible and dickish thing of Gohan to do, she proceeds to beat Trunks up anyway.
- Made of Iron: A stray shot as powerful as a nuclear blast from Android 17 that was meant to kill Trunks (who by this point is much stronger than Freeza) did nothing more than piss her off.
- Never My Fault: Future Android 18 refuses to admit she stood in front of Future Android 17's blast.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: In History of Trunks Abridged, during the Androids' final fight (in the special) with Trunks, even after Trunks goes Super Saiyan, he is unable to best the Androids and is eventually knocked out. Android 17 moves to finish Trunks off with a ki blast, only for Android 18 to suddenly yell "Dibs!" and leap into the way, causing her to get hit instead. This annoys her so much she storms off, and 17 follows after her, leaving Trunks behind. Because Trunks survived the encounter, he is able to go back in time when Bulma finishes the time machine, encounter Cell (who doesn't exist in his timeline), spend time in the Hypertonic Lion Tamer and become much stronger, setting up for how he'll finally be able to deal with his versions of the Androids when he returns to his own time after defeating Cell. If Android 18 hadn't been so intent on finishing him off herself, Trunks would be dead, and there'd be no stopping the Future Androids.
- Oh, Crap!: Her reaction to finding Trunks' hand right in her face about to blow her to atoms.
- Proper Tights with a Skirt: And unlike her main timeline counterpart, she keeps them intact.
- Psychopathic Woman-Child: The version of Future Android 18 from History of Trunks Abridged, perhaps even moreso than her brother. Not only is her reaction to Android 17 getting smacked around by Super Saiyan Trunks to shriek with laughter, at the end of the battle, she gleefully calls "dibs!" on killing Trunks and leaps in front of the energy blast Android 17 was about to fire at him and gets blown up instead (ironically this ends up saving Trunks' life because Android 17 blasting her gets Android 18 so annoyed, she leaves, and Android 17 goes with her). This is in addition to the amusement park scene where she appears to be having just as much fun on the rides, whilst blowing everything up and killing people. It's also suggested through an And Then What? moment with the main timeline androids that she's the one who decided to destroy country music, making her the more active villain of the two androids unlike in the original form.
- Shut Up, Kirk!: At the start of their rematch, Trunks starts to declare that he will avenge Gohan's murder at their hands, only for Android 18 to interrupt him.Future Android 18: Wait, hold on. I don't care. [She attacks Trunks]
- Taking the Bullet: For Trunks... albeit unintentionally.
- Tranquil Fury: When Trunks remarks she hits like a girl, Android 18 simply sighs and says "you're not wrong" before winding up a strike, then beating the crap out of Gohan when he interrupts.
- Would Hurt a Child: She has no problem attempting to kill Trunks even though he can't really pose a threat to her.
- Yank the Dog's Chain: She and her brother seem to have missed a human, who's still alive and crawls out of some wreckage. She promptly blasts them without looking at them.
One of Doctor Gero's creations, Android 13 was shelved because the old Doctor couldn't stand his southern accent. Eventually, Gero ran out of options and tried fielding him and the other defective androids against Goku. He's the first of Gero's creations that can transform (the only other one being Cell), and he requires parts of Androids 14 and 15 to do it much like how Cell needs Androids 17 and 18 for his.
- Adaptational Nice Guy: 13 is still unambiguously the villain, but he doesn't express his canon counterpart's views that Humans Are the Real Monsters and is quite Affably Evil in his interactions with the heroes.
- Affably Evil: He's pretty laid-back up until his metamorphosis, casually chatting with Goku and Vegeta. In fact, his animosity towards Goku only started because Goku made him lose his prized trucker hat.
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Averted. He and his comrades are about the only Gero creations aside from 19 to both have advanced artificial intelligence and not turn from their original goal of destroying Goku, even despite Gero deeming them defective due to minor problems that don't actually affect their performance.
- Though played straight from Dr. Gero's viewpoint. Gero was very reticent to release him, as while Android 13 may be completely loyal and on-task, no matter how many times he tried to patch it, he could not get rid of 13's "choice in vernacular and particular method of articulation", which drove him nuts. This was resolved when he becomes Super 13. Similarly petty problems applied to numbers 14 and 15, too.
- Anime Hair: As Super Android 13, lampshaded by Goku who points out the resemblance to Vegeta's hair much to the latter's rage.
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: His defeat happens because he keeps getting distracted by attacks from other people who can't meaningfully hurt him while Goku charges up the Spirit Bomb.
- Berserk Button: Gets rather ticked after his trucker hat is knocked off.
- People mispronouncing Arkansas, and fires an energy blast at Krillin, even while fighting Goku, for doing so.
- Deep South: His thick accent was the reason he was never put online. Gero thought he'd patched it out, but failed.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Doesn't take kindly to Vegeta questioning if Android 15's purple skin is a defect, and seems to find talking about 15's drinking problem to be uncomfortable.
- Groin Attack:
- His infamous crotch-punch erases Goten from the future. Goku needs several senzu beans to recover.
- Even better, the setting runs on Multiverse Theory, meaning alterations to the timeline are impossible. This guy punched Goku in the dick so hard, he broke the laws of reality!
- Hypocrite: Implied. Android 13 berates Vegeta's racist views in calling 15 defective because of his skin color. 13 himself tries to avoid this trope when he tells Piccolo to get lost, without making it about the fact that he's a Namekian. Piccolo calls him out on this due to the implied context of his words.Android 13: Now I don't wanna make this about your color or your race, but you better high tail it outta here before you get hurt... boy!Piccolo: You know, it kind of sounds like both those things when you use the word "boy".
- Nice Hat: We thought Android 17 was joking about 13 fixation on his trucker hat. We were wrong. He even names his attacks after it (the canon name is S.S. Death Bomb). It's the only part of him that survives.Android 13: You can't dodge my T.H. Death Bomb!
Goku: ...Does the "T.H." stand for—?
Android 13: "TRUCKER HAT", YES.
- One-Winged Angel: Absorbing several key parts of Androids 14 and 15 unlocks his upgraded form, which is huge, muscular, blue, and quiet. Gero is happiest about that last one.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: Goes out of his way to specify that he doesn't mean to insult Piccolo's race or color before calling him "boy." Piccolo notes that it only makes it seem like he's doing both of those things. He is insulted on Android 15's behalf when Vegeta mocks him for being purple though.
- Robotic Psychopath: Android 13 is hardwired for murder and it shows.
- Silent Antagonist: His upgrade to Super 13 makes him, in the words of Dr. Gero, "taciturn," only communicating in grunts and snorts. Gero considers it an improvement.
- Sophisticated as Hell: He tends to switch between speaking intelligently and an exaggerated form of Southern Gosh Dang It to Heck!.
- Southern-Fried Genius: Despite speaking with a very heavy Southern accent, he's obviously intelligent and has a very advanced vocabulary.Android 13: See here, the kind Dr. Gero deemed us, in his own words, defective. Leaving us on the proverbial shelf until, well, he gone plum run out of options.
Goku: So, what's your detective?
Android 13: He could not quite tolerate my dulcet tones, my choice in vernacular and my particular method of...ar-tic-ul-a-tion.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: To Cell, being a powerful artificial lifeform that can transform by absorbing his siblings. In this case, it's a Justified Trope, as they were both created by Doctor Gero and Android 13 is most likely a prototype for the process.
- Terrible Trio: Alongside Androids 14 and 15. He's the leader of the three and the most serious threat to the protagonists.
- The Voiceless: Becomes "completely taciturn" after reaching his final form. Dr. Gero considers this "perfect" because he hates 13's accent.
- 13 Is Unlucky: It is his name.Android 13: Well, son, it looks like thirteen is your unlucky number!
- Transformation Is a Free Action: Parodied. Piccolo wonders whether they should make some kind of effort to stop him from absorbing the parts needed for his Super Mode, but Goku wants to fight it. It is a decision he comes to regret.
- Tranquil Fury: He doesn't show any obvious signs of rage when Goku causes him to lose his trucker hat, but it's obvious that he's mad about it.
One of Doctor Gero's creations, Android 14 was shelved because his sound card was corrupted, rendering him unable to talk properly. Eventually, Gero ran out of options and tried fielding him and the other defective androids against Goku. Stoic and sophisticated, 14 doesn't say much and would rather get straight to the point.
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Averted. He and his comrades are about the only Gero creations aside from 19 to both have advanced artificial intelligence and not turn from their original goal of destroying Goku. Though a defective sound card was still enough to get him put in cold storage indefinitely.
- Cessation of Existence: Discussed, as his last words are pondering the nature of his existence and how he will have "no dreams before, nor after". Given the main series' reveal that Android 16, a similarly fully robotic Android, went to Heaven after Cell killed him, it's entirely possible that #14 actually ended up in the afterlife.
- Eloquent in My Native Tongue: His translated dialogue is kind of fancy, but all that's heard is dial up static.
- Robotic Psychopath: Gero created him as a weapon, and he doesn't care if he murders innocents while continuing his main goal of killing Goku.
- Terrible Trio: Alongside Androids 13 and 15.
- The Unintelligible: He was never put into service because the drivers for his sound card are corrupted, and Dr. Gero couldn't find them online. Whenever he opens his mouth, all that comes out are mechanical shrieks and whines that only other androids can understand.
- Use Your Head: During his battle with Trunks, 14 pins him to a glacier and spends over a minute headbutting him over and over.
- Warrior Poet: He waxes philosophical on his own death shortly before he explodes. No one understands it.Android 14: By metal, my life was given. By metal, it has been stripped away. No dreams before, nor after. Only the end.
One of Doctor Gero's creations, Android 15 was shelved because he developed a drinking problem (somehow). Eventually, Gero ran out of options and tried fielding him and the other defective androids against Goku. Short, foulmouthed, and purple, Android 15 tends to be a frequent victim of profiling.
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Averted. He and his comrades are about the only Gero creations aside from 19 to both have advanced artificial intelligence and not turn from their original goal of destroying Goku. He has a bit of a drinking problem, though.
- The Alcoholic: The reason he was deemed "defective." Vegeta asks if drinking alcohol even does anything, and (upon draining his flask) Android 15 replies "not anymore."Android 13: He's got a drinking problem.
Android 15: It's only a problem when I run out!
Android 13: ...We don't like to talk about it.
- Blackface: The original character model resembled it, only with purple skin. However, Team Four Star still mocks the decision by having characters react to his purple color as if he were black.
- Beware the Silly Ones: Don't let his goofy appearance - hat, oversized bow tie and funky color scheme - fool you. He's strong enough to overpower a base level Vegeta and put a dent in his Super Saiyan form.
- Cool Shades: Uses them to hide his Electronic Eyes.
- Depraved Dwarf: A diminutive Killer Robot.
- Electronic Eyes: While all androids have these, Android 15's eyes are notable in that, behind his sunglasses, they are very obviously robotic.
- Fantastic Racism: Regards organics as "unrefined meatbags".
- Hypocritical Humor: Takes jabs at Vegeta's height, despite being shorter even with the hat.
- Killed Mid-Sentence: "Did you just throw a motherf___ing dog-"
- Mid-Battle Tea Break: Uses the lull in combat while the Saiyans are all going super to drain his bottle of liquor, even holding up a finger to signal "wait a moment" in order to finish.
- Nice Hat: Sports a very impressive sombrero.
- Off with His Head!: And naturally, Vegeta throws a dog treat at it.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Shorter than Krillin, but strong enough to box the Super Saiyan right out of Vegeta.
- Robotic Psychopath: His alcoholism is a glitch, but his desire to murder Goku and anybody else close to him is wired in.
- Terrible Trio: Alongside Androids 13 and 14.
- You Didn't See That: Once Android 13 arrives, Android 15 takes a few steps into a patch of loose snow, becomes buried up to his shoulders, then all but names the trope then and there:Android 15: ...You forget you saw this.
Dr. Johnathan Wheelo
A well-known cancer researcher who ironically died of lung cancer. Though his body expired long ago, his assistant, Dr. Kochin, was kind enough to preserve his brain in a Exo-body... before accidentally abandoning him in their laboratory for fifty years. Though Wheelo is a good man, being stuck in a jar for decades has left him desperate to have a body again. He's not picky about the body itself, but the lengths Kochin goes to aquire one for him just plain horrify and disgust him.
- Adaptational Heroism: In the original movie, Wheelo was a Mad Scientist who came up with the plan to get the body of Earth's strongest fighter in order to Take Over the World. Here, it's entirely Kochin's idea, while Wheelo is a completely normal scientist who spends most of his screen time protesting the lengths Kochin goes to. He eventually goes insane from being stuck as a Brain in a Jar and having to deal with Kochin, but Gohan is quickly able to talk him into a HeelFace Turn.
- Adaptational Personality Change: In the pre-TFS version, he was a Mad Scientist who made food stamps go up five cents and the Only Sane Man who hates his mechanical body because it was slow ("Damn you, Atari!"). In the Abridged series, he is a Nice Guy who wasn't really evil at all - see below.
- Anti-Villain: Type 2. Due to having gone mad from the isolation, he's technically this during the climax of his movie. However, Gohan manages to convince him to do a HeelFace Turn in the end.
- He also doesn't seem to mind that Kochin wants to put his brain into the body of someone else (who, of course, won't agree with that). Although it could be more out of desperation. After all, he did spend 50 years alone as a Brain in a Jar. To be fair to him, it's his only real "villainous" trait in this version and even then he would settle for a biowarrior who were programmed to help elderly before Kochin reprogrammed them.
- He smacks Piccolo when he brings up his exoskeleton is technically the same thing as a body and continue to go for a body made of flesh. Although at this point he was past his rage breaking point, and even then he's coherent enough to point out that a "body" that can't taste or touch is not much of a body at all.
- Big Bad: Subverted. Despite Kochin's claims to be working for him, Wheelo spends most of the movie protesting his evil deeds.
- Brain in a Jar: He's a giant brain in a jar/mech suit.
- Bus Crash: Dies of brain cancer some time before the Broly movie.
- Call-Forward: He is first mentioned by Bulma in Episode 38 and again by Dr Gero in Super Android 13, even though they chronologically take place after this movie.
- Dark Is Not Evil: In spite of the menacing design of his laboratory and exoskeleton, this Wheelo is a good guy and his place is a laboratory, For Science!, not an evil lair like Kochin claims.
- Death by Irony: Twice - he used to be a biologist and cancer researcher, but he died due to lung cancer and was reduced to a Brain in a Jar prior to the story. Then after the special he dies again (presumably permanently) off-screen, this time due to brain cancer.
- Dies Differently in Adaptation: In the original movie, he is killed by Goku during one last effort attack. Here, he lives through his movie only to die sometime after of brain cancer.
- Dirty Old Man: Averted, unlike his assistant.Wheelo: Can I have your body?
Bulma: What?! NO!
Wheelo: Oh, I'm so sorry, not sexually, I-I mean your actual, physical body. To put my brain in.
Bulma: STILL NO!
- Disappeared Dad: He states his dad left him claiming to go get groceries.
- The Dog Bites Back: Once he discovers his robot body, one of the first things he does is kill Kochin.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: Gohan mentions in Broly the Legendary Super Saiyan that he tragically died of brain cancer.
- Foil: To Guru. While Guru was a kindly figure who underwent Adaptational Villainy, Wheelo was a sinister figure who underwent Adaptational Heroism. Guru committed an act so horrific it led to countless deaths, Wheelo was trying to find the cure for cancer. Guru exploits his right-hand man, Wheelo was exploited by his right-hand man. Guru is a shut-in who hates natural light, Wheelo is desperate to get out and live again. Both characters are also disproportionately large due to taking in an excess of liquid.
- Forced to Watch: Because he didn't realize that he was in a mechanical exoskeleton, he watches powerlessly as Kochin acts like a Card-Carrying Villain and his friendly creations (transformed into monsters) are destroyed.
- Go Mad from the Isolation: He's been stuck in an iced over laboratory as a physically unfeeling Brain in a Jar for fifty years, though the last straw ends up being Kochin's insistence on being evil.
- Killed Offscreen: He died of brain cancer after getting his new body. Poor man.
- My Brain Is Big: His brain is so large that it balloons out of the otherwise normal head of his wish-body. Apparently spending 50 years soaking up formaldehyde and other assorted fluids would do that. And it probably contributed to the brain cancer that killed him off for good.Kochin: Oh, your grey matter seems to have absorbed a little bit of the embalming fluid that you're stored in.
Wheelo: What!? How big am I?!
Bulma: I'd say... a golden retriever.
Wheelo: But a golden retriever's brain is small!
Bulma: No, like, the size of a golden retriever.
Wheelo: Kochin, what the hell, man?!
- Named by the Adaptation: His first name was never revealed in the film proper. The Abridged version gives him the first name of "Johnathan".
- Nice Guy: He was a revolutionary cancer researcher and quite polite to Bulma even when he asks if he could have her body.
- Not Evil, Just Misunderstood: He's continually appalled by Kochin's actions, yet despite his protests, Goku and Krillin continually assume he's just as evil as his assistant. Thankfully, Gohan realizes the truth and convinces the others to stand down.
- Only Sane Man: He is horrified by Kochin altering his creations (which were meant to better society) for evil purposes. He also tries to stop the fighting and chaos around him, and repeatedly points out that Kochin could have simply put his brain in any number of bodies instead of needing to try to force Goku into it.
- Parental Abandonment: Apparently he and Gohan have something in common in that area.Dr. Wheelo: Next thing I know, [Kochin]'s gone - to get groceries - for fifty years, which is just my father all over again.
- Rage Breaking Point: Wheelo flips out completely when he finds out that he's been in a exoskeleton this entire time and Kochin just assumed he'd realise his assistant wouldn't just leave him stuck in a jar on a wall.
- Reluctant Mad Scientist: Being stuck in one place for 50 years did that to him.
- Spared by the Adaptation: Gohan realizes he's not evil, and manages to talk the others out of killing him. In the end, they use the Dragon Balls to give him a new body, albeit still with an enlarged brain. Subverted by the time of Broly Abridged, where he has died of brain cancer.
- Surprisingly Realistic Outcome: Embalming fluid, particularly the ingredient formaldehyde, is both toxic and a carcinogen. The fact that Wheelo's brain soaked in it for fifty years did him no favors whatsoever, and as a result (according to Broly Abridged) he died of brain cancer shortly after getting his new body.
- Tragic Monster: Lost his own body to cancer, had his brain put into a machine, and then got left alone for 50 years, then has to watch his assistant turn his lovable creations into monsters and commit atrocities. Is it any wonder the guy finally snapped? Thankfully he gets a happy ending.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Dr. Kochin uses his inventions to for evil purposes despite his protests. And Dr. Gero reveals that Dr. Wheelo gave him the idea to back up his brain into his supercomputer, kick-starting the events of Super Android 13
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: It's really difficult to hate Wheelo in this adaptation, as he spends fifty years in isolation as a giant brain, discovers his assistant is evil, finds out said assistant turned his lovable creations into Brainwashed and Crazy mutations, sees said creations killed by Goku, finds out that they have a crippling fear of death (as a live video feed displays one of said creations crying over their death), has to question why his assistant didn't just put him in one of the bodies of their creations given how they could give Goku and Piccolo a run for their money, sees Kochin try to kill Gohan and discovers that he had a mechanical exoskeleton that he never knew he had could have at the very least been moving around his lab all along. One that's powerful enough to shrug off three kamehamehas with little effort and can fire a beam strong enough to push Goku into using Kaioken X3.5
- The World Is Just Awesome: Seeing the planet from high up in space brings him to tears and quells his rage. Makes sense considering he spent half a century stuck in his lab.
- Yank the Dog's Chain: Finally got a body with a wish from the Dragon Balls... but it has an enormous monstruous brain cavity. And then the Broly special mentions he died of brain cancer.
Dr. Wheelo's assistant, a completely senile madman whose goal of restoring his friend's body has gone to truly mind-boggling levels of insanity. Unlike in canon, he's the true mastermind behind the events of the movie.
- Absent-Minded Professor: Despite being a genius, he doesn't really think things through. It took him 50 years to buy groceries, he wastes a dragon wish on de-icing the front door to the lab, and he forgot his keys while he was out.
- Adaptational Species Change: He seems to be a human in this version rather than a robot.
- Adaptational Wimp: It is minor, but his gatling gun arm did give Krillin trouble in canon.
- Asshole Victim: After all the dick moves he's pulled, nobody's upset to see him go.
- Big Bad: Because Wheelo is much nicer then in canon, he becomes the main force working against the heroes.
- Card-Carrying Villain: In contrast to Wheelo, he seems to go out of his way to be as evil as possible.
- Cyborg: The abridged movie removes the Robotic Reveal of the original version, but keeps the Arm Cannon reveal.
- Death by Irony: After twisting Dr. Wheelo's work towards sinister purposes, he perishes when his own creation, a robotic exoskeleton created for Dr. Wheelo's Brain in a Jar, gets turned against him.
- Dirty Old Man: He's obsessed with makings sure that Wheelo's new body has a penis, and he chained up Bulma because it was sexy.
- Disney Villain Death: His ultimate fate after Wheelo discovers that he has a mechanical exosuit.
- Dragon-in-Chief: Until the end of the movie, Kochin is the bigger threat compared to Wheelo and the de facto villain of the movie.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Despite his sexist tendencies, corrupting his master's creations, and basically being an evil Mad Scientist, he was thoughtful enough to save Dr. Wheelo's life and find his brain a replacement body. Even building him an exoskeleton body so he wouldn't be completely trapped in his jar, although it never occurred to him that he had to actually tell Wheelo about that last part.
- Evil Genius: While he is certainly an evil genius he's not above making stupid decisions either.
- Face Death with Dignity: "Fair enooooooough..."
- Flanderization: From the original pre-TFS version. The original Kochin annoyed the hell out Dr. Wheelo and was probably dumber. This version cranks it up a notch with bits of that characterization on here.
- Genius Ditz: Kochin has abysmally bad common sense, ability to read people, and will generally sacrifice efficiency for malice, but he did build Dr. Wheelo a robot body capable of taking on the Z Warriors and turned the Bio-Warriors into sapient killing machines when they were originally just helpful caretakers whose original designer was surprised to hear they could talk and feel for themselves.
- Hate Sink: Due to Wheelo's Adaptational Heroism, and the fact that the Bio-men and Bio-warriors are creations that are Just Following Orders (and, in the case of the latter, were originally intended for good before their reprogramming), Kochin is the only character in the film that can truly be hated. As such, comedic value aside, he is made to be as unlikable as possible. See Asshole Victim above.
- Innocently Insensitive: Does this twice in quick succession.Kochin: See, this is why you're the BRAINS! [beat] What, too cheesy?
Wheelo: More insensitive...
Kochin: Oh, grow some thicker skin! [Wheelo groans in frustration]
- Minion with an F in Evil: Inverted. While Wheelo has gone somewhat insane, he's a good person at heart, and is repeatedly dismayed and horrified by how Kochin insists on being evil.
- Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: He seems intent on using science for evil. "Evil Science!"Wheelo: NO! NEUTRAL science, at WORST!
- Moral Event Horizon: Forcibly converting the Bio-Warriors into killing machines, kidnapping people against his boss' will to turn them into his body, attempting to murder a child in cold blood. Just when you think Kochin can't sink any lower he crosses the horizon again.
- Mundane Utility: Spent 50 years gathering the Dragon Balls... To remove the ice off his base. Shenron even tries getting him to wish for the ability to do so himself, but he refuses.
- Pet the Dog: He did give Dr. Wheelo a giant mechanical body so he could get around, though he obviously forgot to tell him.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: A sexist and perverted Dirty Old Man.
- Skewed Priorities: It's very important to him that Wheelo's new body have a penis, and he refuses to let him have either Bulma's or Piccolo's body on that basis. His fixation with doing the most evil thing also means less-evil solutions don't occur to him.
- Stupid Evil: His insistance on always doing the most evil thing and antagonizing everyone in spite of all logic places him in this category.
- Villainous Friendship: In spite of all his flaws and his madness, he seems to think that he has one with Wheelo. After all, he did save his life. Wheelo, on the other hand, disagrees. Mostly because he is appalled by Kochin's actions.
- Welcome to Hell: How he greets Son Goku despite Wheelo's protests.Kochin: THIS is the magnificent Dr. Wheelo! And we'd like to welcome you to our EVIL LAIR!
Wheelo: THIS is NEITHER a lair, NOR is it EVIL! THIS is a laboratory! For Science!!
Kochin: Yes... EVIL SCIENCE!
Kochin: Let's not have my Saiba—
- Their similar design to the Saibamen is a recurring gag. Even their creator gets mixed up.
Bio-Men: We are Bio-Men!
Kochin: Yes, whatever! Nobody cares!
- They have voices with similarities to both the Cybermen and Daleks.
- Insistent Terminology: They aren't Saibamen, they are Bio-men!
- Mooks: Kochin's personal variety.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Lampshaded that they are basically just blue Saibamen.
- Sweat Drop: How they react to Roshi's antics when they first meet him
- Taking You with Me: One of them demonstrates the same self-destruct ability that Saibamen used on Yamcha...on Yamcha. It definitely has nothing to do with them being Saibamen.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: They disappear from the film shortly after the characters get to Wheelo's lab.
- Adaptation Name Change: "Kishime" becomes The Electrocutioner, "Misokatsun" becomes The Bouncy Butcher and "Ebifurya" becomes Freezer.
- The original names Dr Wheelo gave them, "Zap-Zap," "Blub-Blub", and "Burr", are a reference to the Neighborhood Cluck version of "Worlds' Strongest".
- Alas, Poor Villain: Special mention goes to Blub-Blub whose death visibly makes Bulma and Wheelo feel pity for him. The fact that they were designed as friendly characters before Kochin transformed them into evil minions doesn't help.
- Call-Forward: Goku's first instinct upon meeting Freezer is to deck him in the shnoz.
- Cute Machines: The designs of the Bio-Warriors on introduction do not qualify, but the original designs that Dr. Wheelo had for them certain do. Dr. Wheelo even says that they were supposed to be cute and cuddly and aid the elderly.
- Dying as Yourself: Blub-Blub reverts back to his original kind personality, crying as he dies.
- Fallen Hero: Were designed by Wheelo as friendly characters who help the elderly before Kochin got his hands on them and forged them into evil minions because evil.
- Harmless Freezing: Freezer is An Ice Person, but given his opponents, this does little more than temporary immobilization and a chill afterwards.
- I'm Cold... So Cold...: Blub-Blub's dying words are "So dark... and cold..."
- Kevlard: Blub-Blub's body consists of the stuff. It's ostensibly intended for hugs, but after his transformation into The Bouncy Butcher, it is capable of deflecting a Kamehameha from Roshi. Doesn't stop Goku from ramming straight through it, though.
- Shock and Awe: The Electrocutioner's shtick, as the name implies.
- Suddenly Voiced: Wheelo (and the audience) aren't made aware that they can talk until Goku punches Freezer.
- Tastes Like Diabetes: Their original designs and names give off this vibe. Played for drama, as Kochin turned them into the exact opposite of what they were made for.
- That Man Is Dead: After Freezer calls in "Zaps" for backup, Zap-Zap responds "I'm the Electrocutioner now!"
- Uplifted Animal: Given that Dr. Wheelo, their creator, was surprised to hear they could talk, it would suggest he didn't originally design them to be sapient and that didn't happen until after Kochin altered them.
- What Measure Is a Mook?: Cruelly averted, especially with Blub-Blub (aka the Bouncy Butcher). In this version, contrary to the evil mooks they were in their original movie, they were originally designed as friendly creatures supposed to help people, before Kochin turned them (probably against their will) into living weapons. As seen in Alas, Poor Villain, their death is a surprisingly solemn (and sad) moment. At one point, Kochin mentions that they are "completely sentient" and that they all have "their own wants and needs... and a crippling fear of death".
- Writing Around Trademarks: Kochin mentions he's fighting someone on the trademark for "Freezer".
- Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: In the show, he and East Kai are simply acquaintances. Here, they used to be married.
- Large Ham: Once his galaxy is obliterated he gets pretty hysterical.
- Psycho Ex-Girlfriend: Assumed that his ex-wife, East Kai, would jeopardize his career out of spite. At the very least he expected her to steal his blu-ray.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to King Kai's blue.
- The Voice: Only speaks to King Kai telepathically and doesn't appear on-screen, as he wasn't in the original movie.
- The Cameo: He never appeared in the Broly special, but is shown here. Most likely to compensate for not appearing within the Abridged series canon.
- The Scream: He gets no dialogue outside of one long shriek.
- Shell-Shocked Veteran: The very sight of Goku causes him to starts screaming uncontrollably.
A race enslaved by Paragus. They actually enjoy their situation.
- Break the Cutie: While they enjoyed the enslavement, Broly destroying their planet managed to finally break them.
- Everyone Has Standards: The entire race may be Too Kinky to Torture, but Broly's "ultimate punishment" (destroying their home planet) proves to be too much even for them.
- Happiness in Slavery: Their race actually enjoys being enslaved, exploited and beaten up by other people. At least until Broly decided to blow up their home world for giggles.
- Harmful to Minors: The most prominent Shamoshan who gets off on the sadism is mentioned to be a podling.
- It Is Pronounced "Tro-PAY": When Shamo gets beaten by a guard with an odd name...Shamo: Oh God, Daddy!
Guard: Oh no, no-no-no-no-no-no, that's my name. It's actually pronounced "Dah-dee".
Shamo: Harder, Daddy!
Guard: Now that one was what you thought it was.
- Safe Word: They have one but had forgotten it it over time. Condi remembers that it was "Broccoli" but it's too late by then.
- Spanner in the Works: The young Shamoshan child offhandedly mentioning that they were forced to build the new Saiyan kingdom on a doomed planet is what makes Vegeta realize that Paragus isn't telling him everything.
- Too Kinky to Torture: Paragus kidnapped Shamo's race, but the Shamoshans don't mind being enslaved at all. In fact, they welcome it. Ultimately subverted, however, when Broly's Superpowered Evil Side proves too sadistic even for them.Shamo: Actually we much enjoy the slavery.
Gohan: Say what?
Shamo: Yes, being enslaved and exploited by another, stronger, strapping race fulfills us completely.
A Saiyan who lived under the rule of King Vegeta, Paragus' son Broly was found to have a power level of 10,000 shortly after the boy's birth. Because Asskicking Equals Authority among Saiyans, King Vegeta feared Broly would overthrow him and attempted to kill the infant Broly despite the protests of Paragus, who tried to argue that a grown Broly would be able to save the Saiyans from Freeza's rule. Both Paragus and Broly were left to die, but when Freeza blew up planet Vegeta, Broly's power awoke and shielded them from death.
- Adaptational Heroism: Downplayed. He's still an antagonist, still trying to kill Vegeta for something his father did and he did enslave a race of aliens. However, Vegeta's Adaptational Villainy in the abridged series makes him more sympathetic in his attempts to murder him. Moreover, the most heinous action of his canon counterpart (the havoc of the South Galaxy) is here clearly presented as a horrible accident and he didn't want to lure anyone other than Vegeta on the doomed planet. Finally, he didn't put a mind-control device on his son to turn him into a living weapon in this continuity. See also his Anti-Villain entry.
- Anti-Villain: Especially compared to his original counterpart. Paragus is trying to kill Vegeta for something he had nothing to do with personally and did enslave a race of people with great cruelty to do it. But Vegeta is an evil prick, Vegeta's father did brutalize Paragus and his son for a stupid reason, and the race he enslaved was totally into it. Hell, since he didn't originally mean for anyone but Vegeta to come to the doomed planet in the first place and the destruction of South Galaxy was a horrible accident, the major collateral damage from his plan is largely unintentional. Finally, there are no hints that he wants to take over the galaxy by using the powers of his son like his canon counterpart. He seems content with just having his revenge.
- Canon Immigrant: Like Cooler and Broly, he gets a few scattered appearances and mentions in the show proper before his movie, and the TFS Broly special is explicitly set in the ten-day wait for the Cell games (confirmed by a guest appearance from Cell).
- Early-Bird Cameo: His name was seen on one of the Official Saiyan Handbooks that Vegeta gave to Jeice to explain the Saiyans' near-death power boost ability, specifically crediting him as the writer.
- Freudian Excuse: Arguably a better one than his son. King Vegeta tried to kill him and his son, then left them for dead. After the King's death, he goes after the prince in a Revenge by Proxy.
- Gone Horribly Right: His attempt to talk Broly down by reminding him of their father-son relationship results in Broly trying to hug him, crushing Paragus to death inside his space pod.
- Good Parents: Downplayed, as he attempted to abandon Broly once he devolves into saying a single word, but compared to both Vegetas, Bardock, and Goku, Paragus is Saiyan Father of the Year. Paragus tried to defend his son Broly from execution, wanted revenge for their attempted murder, and unhesitatingly defends Broly from Goku trying to trigger him. Thanks to Adaptational Heroism, he never tried to exploit his son to conquer the universe. As terrified as Paragus is of Broly's split personality, he is quick to praise his son's Legendary Super Saiyan status, and seemed to have gotten through with the evil split personality, by reminding him about the love he has shown to him. Too bad that didn't save him...
- I Never Said It Was Poison: On the receiving end ("But who would destroy South Galaxy?"), though it ends up subverted, as none of the heroes are smart enough or informed enough to notice, and it becomes irrelevant shortly afterwards anyway.
- Ironic Echo: Gives one to Vegeta by saying that "He is not dealing with the average saiyan warrior anymore." Leading Vegeta to a (as odd as it can be said) Heroic BSoD.
- Large Ham: When he decides to "leave the boot-licking to the Shamoshans" and goes into his Rant-Inducing Slight, his mannerisms become a lot more theatrical, complete with large waves of hand and dramatic cape flips. Even moreso when you realise that the hammy villain speech he is giving was clearly rehearsed in advance for if or when Vegeta figured out what was going on.
- Last-Second Word Swap: "Oh Shit, it's Kaka-[Broly winces]-ku! Goku!"
- Man of Wealth and Taste: Has very eloquent mannerisms.
- Mathematician's Answer: He pushes King Vegeta's Berserk Button by giving one of these when trying to bargain for his son's life.
- Non-Action Guy: While he is a typical Saiyan, he schemes to defeat Vegeta using brains rather than brawn.
- Number Two: Played for Laughs. After Trunks reveals the horrible atrocities Paragus had issued, Vegeta promotes him to be his "royal grand vizier".
- Oh, Crap!: Unlike the original where Broly's power is part of his revenge plan, in this universe he's terrified of what will happen if Broly's psychopathic, galaxy killing Split Personality is set loose. So naturally he has a massive one of these when Vegeta keeps saying Broly's Trigger Phrase and does just that.
- Only Sane Man: In regards to other Saiyans, both in the past and the present. Downplayed when he recounts Broly's Freudian Excuse for hating Kakarrot without a shred of self-awareness as to how ludicrous his son's motivation is.
- Please Spare Him, My Liege!: His pleas for his son to be spared fell on deaf ears despite his logical reasoning.Paragus: This is insane! Freeza's got us paying rent under his boot heel and you're just going to murder a Saiyan baby with a power level of 10,000!? He's like a trump card if the card literally flipped the table over and shot the other player!
- Professional Butt-Kisser: He acts like one for most of the first part to play on Vegeta's ego and lure him to his doom. Vegeta being Vegeta, it works like a charm. Once Paragus' plan has been revealed he quickly shed this trait. Notably, he refers to Vegeta as "King" and "My Liege" while sucking up to him, yet goes back to derisively referring to him as "Prince Vegeta" after Paragus' plan is revealed and he starts gloating about Broly's strength.
- Papa Wolf: He gets noticeably angry when Goku starts guessing Brolys Trigger Phrase right in front of him.
- Rant-Inducing Slight: After Shamo reveals part of his plan, Paragus gets fed up with keeping up his ruse and begins ranting about his evil plan.Paragus: [to himself] To hell with this. I'll leave the boot licking to the Shamoshans. [boastfully] Well then! You have finally unraveled my plan, "King Vegeta"!
Vegeta: [nonplussed] Okay...
- Revenge by Proxy: His grudge against Vegeta for what the latter's old pappy did to him.Paragus: Because that bastard Vegeta left us both to die!
Vegeta: Sounds like me but that doesn't sound familiar.
Paragus: Not you, you self-absorbed, blue blooded snot! Your father, the true king!
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Tries to bail out when Broly goes berserk, and it doesn't end well when Broly catches him doing it.
- Stage Dad: Some of his boasting about the abilities of his son evokes this trope.
- The Strategist: Unlike the original movie, Paragus' Evil Plan is much more concise. He lures Vegeta to planet New Vegeta by pandering to his ego and he does it specifically with approximately three hours to spare before the comet collides with the planet.
- Suspiciously Specific Denial: When Gokū comes around asking about who destroyed a galaxy, he doesn't actually specify the galaxy he's talking about, yet Paragus says this anyway.Paragus: But who would blow up South Galaxy?
- Vocal Evolution: The present day Paragus has a noticeably gruffer and raspier voice than the younger Paragus in the flashback. Young Paragus also lacks the regal accent his present day self has.
As a baby, Broly had a whopping power level of 10,000. Threatened by this, King Vegeta decided to off him before he could become a threat to his rule. Not only did Broly survive the assassination attempt, his power allowed him and his father Paragus to escape Planet Vegeta as it was being destroyed by Freeza. As he grew up, Broly achieved the Legendary Super Saiyan transformation naturally, and easily became the strongest being in the galaxy. Unfortunately, head trauma and psychological scars caused him to develop a blood thirsty split personality, triggered by memories of Goku's endless crying in the maternity ward.
- Adaptational Heroism: Rather than being an unstoppable killing machine kept in check through brainwashing, like his original series counterpart, Abridged!Broly is a meek, passive boy with a Superpowered Evil Side triggered by hearing Goku's saiyan name.
- Adaptation Personality Change: He's an Ax-Crazy Blood Knight in canon. Here, he's a normally soft-spoken and passive boy who goes absolutely insane when he hears the word "Kakarot." However, his Split Personality is much more like his true personality.
- Adapted Out: The abridged movie skips the scene where a suppressed Super Saiyan Broly attacks Goku at night, and it changes the trigger of the Legendary Super Saiyan transformation— from a broken Power Limiter (his crown) to a Split Personality with a Trigger word— so his blue-haired Super Saiyan form is only seen briefly when he loses control and immediately initiates his transformation into Legendary. It also gives the implication that it's simply a transition state as his body prepares to go from normal form straight to Legendary.
- And Call Him "George"!: His crushing of his father's space pod and throwing him into another celestial body is implied to be him hugging his father and playing Frisbee with him, although it's possible Broly knew exactly what he was doing and was just being sadistically cruel to his dad.Broly: HUG.
- Anime Hair: Lampshaded in the Broly Chronicles song."Your power level is twice as high as your Saiyan hair is long!"
- Ass Shove: Threatens Goku with this.Piccolo: Goku, can we beat this guy?
Goku: I dunno, I'm sure I'll pull something out my butt.
Broly: And it will be Broly's fist!
- Ax-Crazy: His psychopathic Split Personality seems to exist only to torture and kill everything in sight.
- Badass Boast: Pretty much half of his lines are bragging about how powerful he is. Though, they're hardly mere boasts.Goku: You're not supposed to start all out. You're supposed to start small and then work up to it.
Broly: I am starting small.
Goku: Good for you. Holy crap.
- Berserk Button: "KAKAROT!!"
- Beware the Nice Ones: Is actually very meek, somewhat timid and is a very docile Saiyan. Saying Kakarot around him changes things to a devastating degree however.
- Beware the Quiet Ones: Is a quiet, calm, and composed Saiyan most of the time...until his psychopathic Split Personality is triggered at which point he becomes an Ax-Crazy galaxy killing juggernaut.
- Bond One-Liner: "Kakarot." After Broly devolves into saying "Kakarot," Broly says it as a one-liner after crushing his dad to death in his space pod and hurling the crushed pod into the oncoming comet.
- Buffy Speak: "My power... my power... is... MAXIMUM-ER!"
- Canon Immigrant: Like his father and Cooler, he actually gets some buildup in the show proper before his special. TFS also explicitly placed his movie during the wait for the Cell games.
- Catchphrase: "What is your power level?" and of course, "KAKARROT!!" The last one becomes all he says in the last part of the movie.
- Childhood Brain Damage: Seems to be dropped on his head while King Vegeta was trying to kill him; which might explain his passive, docile behavior.
- Cool, but Stupid: Zig-Zagged. Vegeta comes to the conclusion that Broly's incredibly cool as a Saiyan... but he's completely dumb in terms of personality, particularly where his motivation kicks in. On the other hand, he is reasonably articulate and shows a fair amount of awareness, so it's possible Vegeta is confusing smarts for sanity. It's also shown that both pre- and post-transformation Broly is a gigantic Troll, so possibly a degree of Obfuscating Stupidity is at play even when he devolves to only saying "KAKAROT!!!"
- Depraved Bisexual: After beating the crap out him as revenge for "lying" about his gender, Broly still finds Trunks hot when he mentions killing Freeza.
- Devil Complex: Downplayed. He does call himself the Devil, but doesnt make a big deal about it as a concept.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Broly's hatred for Goku stems from the fact that he was bothered by his crying. Vegeta questions this.Paragus: Their cribs in the maternity ward were right beside each other. And Kakarot cried, terrorizing my son.
Vegeta: And... then?
Paragus: That's it.
Vegeta: Didn't my father stab him?
Vegeta: Then why doesn't he hate me?
Paragus: Oh no, I hate you. Well, I hated your father and therefore you. Broly hates Kakarot. Because he cried... a lot... for like three hours...
Vegeta: But that's really dumb... But he's so cool! But that's so DUMB!
- Deadpan Snarker: Surprisingly, he makes a couple of potshots at Vegeta's height when they first meet. And it even carries to his Legendary Super Saiyan form at times.
- Dies Differently in Adaptation: Seeing as DBZA is over, looks like the canon is that he died on New Vegeta instead of coming back for another round.
- Early-Bird Cameo: He had cameos and mentions prior to his proper debut in the movie.
- In Bardock: Father of Goku Abridged, Bardock decides to pay a visit to his infant son Kakarot and is pleasantly surprised to see his power level is ten-thousand... until he realizes that his scouter was reading the adjacent baby.
- There's a shaking present box growling, "KAKARROT!" in the recording booth when Trunks is doing a T-shirt commercial, and at the end of recording, the box has been opened, with Broly's silhouette emerging.
- In the Halloween costume video, Nappa dresses as him (simply using actual Broly footage) and says he's actually Vic Mignogna, the real thing's English dub actor, complete with a reference to how the role is infamously hell on his throat.
- Extreme Doormat: Before being triggered he may snark but obeys everyone and sheepishly boasts about his power level.
- Flanderization: Broly gets progressively stupider the longer he's in his Legendary Super Saiyan form. He goes from talking normally to utilizing Hulk Speak and crude language, and he ultimately ends on being unable to say anything but Kakarot's name (along with the word "hug", if only fleetingly).
- To Vegeta. While Vegeta is an angry little man who throws his weight around, Broly is a Gentle Giant who keeps to himself. He also takes a liking to Goku, at least until he hears his real name.
- Also to Goku. Both were born on the same day, placed in the same maternity ward, survived the near extinction of their race and both were dropped on their heads as babies. While Goku's power level was low and his personality changed into a nice goofy guy who likes to fight for the thrill, Broly had a power level of 10,000 and became introverted with a Split Personality who destroys everything. In a way more specific to the Abridged series, while going Super Sayain makes Goku smarter (and even further when in a Broly-like muscular form), transforming causes Broly's intelligence to plummet.
- For the Evulz: Broly's Superpowered Evil Side is basically this trope incarnate, as hurting and killing others seems to be all he knows.
- Freudian Excuse: Played for Laughs. He hates Goku because the latter cried when they were babies. A lot. For like three hours. TFS doesn't hesitate to mercilessly lampshade how ludicrous his motivation is.
- A God Am I: Inverted like in the original (i.e, comparing himself to The Devil instead), but it took him a while to get the words right. Then played straight, when Vegeta asserts his own status as king.Broly: What is a king to a god?
Vegeta: What is a god to a nonbeliever!? [Broly curbstomps him]
Broly: Do you believe now?
Vegeta: Uh-huh... So cool... [faints]
- Guttural Growler: Once he goes Legendary, his voice gets noticeably rougher.
- Hard Work Hardly Works: Discussed in regards to Broly's immense power.Vegeta: How? How is he this strong? How many push ups did he do!? How many sit ups!? WHAT KIND OF JUICE DID HE DRINK!?
Paragus: This is not the result of paltry training. This is DESTINY. For you see, Prince Vegeta, you're not dealing with the average Saiyan warrior anymore...
Vegeta: [flabbergasted] No...
- Hulk Speak: Just like the Trope Namer, he speaks like this after his homicidal personality surfaces.Broly: Excuse Broly?
- I Am Not Left-Handed: When he first fights the Z-Warriors, Goku insists that he's supposed to start off going easy on them. Broly reveals he was going easy on them.Goku: You're not supposed to start all out. You're supposed to start small and then work up to it.
Broly: I am starting small.
Goku: Oh... good for you.
- In Love with Your Carnage: He found the fact that Trunks killed Freeza to be hot.
- Jekyll & Hyde: Broly's base personality is a meek, softspoken, and friendly Saiyan who actually gets along with Goku. His psychopathic Split Personality not only loathes Goku, but is a sadistic psychopath who tries to brutally murder everyone in sight. Unfortunately for everyone, the latter is the personality with control over his Legendary Super Saiyan form.
- The Juggernaut: If he wasn't already, his Legendary Super Saiyan form cements his status as one. Is to the point the main cast is scared of him and would like to face anyone else.
- Kick Them While They Are Down: Broly enjoys doing this and he is damn good at it. He is eager to kill Gohan in front of Goku just to try to torment him, right after he curbstomps them into several buildings. Once Broly casually headbutted and brutally spin kicked Piccolo to knock him out, Broly effortlessly plows through Gohan and Trunks just to literally punt the hapless Piccolo into the air and blast his flying body away. Also, Broly screams "KAKAROT!" right after a beaten Vegeta expresses his displeasure at hearing Broly scream Kakarot's name, just to aggravate Vegeta.
- Mythology Gag: When Broly attempts to describe himself.Broly: Monster? Broly's not a monster. Broly is a... huh...
Gohan: A genuine demon? note
Goku: A true freak? note
Broly: The Devil. note
Vegeta: OH MY GOD, HE'S SO GODDAMN COOL!
- Odd Friendship: Ironically, he and Goku get along just fine... until Vegeta insists on calling Goku by his birth name. Makes more sense when you notice that King Vegeta dropped Broly on his head after the stabbing attempt failed.
- Ominous Latin Chanting: His transformation into the Legendary Super Saiyan is accompanied by Beerus Madness, the theme of the God of Destruction.
- Person of Mass Destruction: He destroyed South Galaxy in a fit of homicidal rage. King Kai thought it could have been Beerus at first.
- Pokémon Speak: As LSSJ, he devolves into Hulk Speak and then into saying only "Kakarot!" And also "hug"...while crushing his dad to death.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner: Arguably, it's ambiguous whether he knew it would kill him or he simply didn't know his own strength. However, what is the last thing he says to his dad before crushing his pod (and him)? "HUG!"
- Psychopathic Manchild: After hearing his motivation, Vegeta cannot believe that the Legendary Super Saiyan is a complete and utter man child.Vegeta: But you don't understand! The Legendary Super Saiyan is motivated by a crying infant! He is a literal giant f*cking baby!
- Punch! Punch! Punch! Uh Oh...: Goku and Piccolo double team him but their punches feel no worse than harmless slaps to Broly. The background music goes out completely just to highlight it.
- The Quiet One: He doesn't raise his voice in his base form, like a good passive boy.Vegeta: SPEAK UP, BOY, I CAN'T HEAR YOU FROM UP THERE!
- Sadist: His psychotic Split Personality is so sadistic that even the Shamoshans are terrified of him.
- Sanity Slippage: After spending too much time in Super Saiyan form, Broly is reduced to only saying "Kararot" over and over again.
- Say My Name: Goku taunts him with these words as he ends it "with one punch, man."
- Servile Snarker: As mentioned in Deadpan Snarker, he takes a few digs at Vegeta, but he does it while still being submissive and obedient.Vegeta: And who's this scrawny puke?
Broly: I'm a foot and a half taller than you, but whatever.
Vegeta: What was that?!
Broly: I said I can't hear you from down there.
- Shadow Archetype: To Vegeta and to Trunks. As the Legendary Super Saiyan, he's literally everything Vegeta wants in a Saiyan: powerful, brutish, raging and relentless. To Trunks, in that he represents the obvious end point of what Vegeta's "parenting style" could have done to Trunks.
- Smarter Than You Look: He's maybe very passive but he's by no means dumb (e.g. when Vegeta calls him scrawny he points out he's actually taller than him and passive aggressively tell him to speak up since he can't hear him from up here). He's fairly articulate and tactical as the Legendary Super Saiyan as well, though this degrades as his overwhelming power gradually overrides this.
- Split Personality: Rather than having a Power Limiter, he has one of these: a meek, quiet, and submissive personality contrasting his psychopathic, murderous, galaxy killing side. Goku's Saiyan name Kakarot triggers the transformation between the personalities.
- Superpowered Evil Side: His normal personality is quiet and calm...but his IMMENSELY powerful Legendary Super Saiyan form is an Ax-Crazy galaxy killer.
- Super Toughness: King Vegeta tried to stab him as a baby but the knife broke upon contact with his skin. King Vegeta then demanded someone to get him a stronger knife, but he decided to just throw Broly down a hole after he started crying.
- Take That, Audience!: Asking about power levels all the time is meant to reflect on how Team Four Star see most fans of Broly, as the original character tends to cater to power level/fight obsessed fans to the detriment of everything else that makes DBZ good.Vegeta: STOP ASKING THAT! NO ONE CARES ANYMORE!
- Transformation Is a Free Action: Averted when Broly attacks Goku before he can finish charging the Kamehameha.
- Third-Person Person: Base form Broly doesn't do this, but LSSJ!Broly does.
- Trauma Button: The name Kakarot reminds him of bad times and causes his evil Split Personality to surface. Vegeta saying it over and over again drives him into a homicidal fury.
- Trigger Phrase: Unlike the original movie where Goku's presence was enough to anger him, the Saiyan name of Bardock's son is the only thing needed to trigger him into the homicidal juggernaut he is known for being.
- Underestimating Badassery: When Goku asks Broly to prove his power is "maximum". He regrets it immediately after, or at least Gohan does.
- Villain Song: The credits of his first abridged film has a song dedicated to him.
- Villainous Crush:
- Played With. Vegeta gave Broly his blessing to bed "Princess" Trunks just because he is an ass. Broly seems pleased by this, but it's more of a Precocious Crush than anything. Remember, Broly is a good passive boy.Vegeta: Shut up, boy! Think of the bloodline!
Trunks: Do you even know what you're doing!?
Vegeta: I don't need to, I'm King.
Broly: Your hair looks like lavender but smells like strawberries.
- After becoming the Legendary Super Saiyan, his interest in Trunks increased a lot more to the point he thinks Trunks is his property. Now is played straight.
- Played With. Vegeta gave Broly his blessing to bed "Princess" Trunks just because he is an ass. Broly seems pleased by this, but it's more of a Precocious Crush than anything. Remember, Broly is a good passive boy.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Unlike his original counterpart who enjoyed destroying things and needed to be put under mind control, this version of Broly is completely harmless unless someone starts saying, "Kakarot", at which point he loses all reason. His Split Personality, however, is a complete psychopath.
TarbleVegeta's brother, who was possibly killed off by his ass of a brother before Planet Vegeta's destruction.
- Ambiguous Situation: Tarble is stated to have been killed by Vegeta trying to kill off Santa, although they Never Found the Body.Trunks: I have an uncle?
Vegeta: You had an uncle.
- Butt-Monkey: Without even appearing on-screen, the fact his brother blew up his pod by mistake trying to kill Santa put him in this position.
- Early-Bird Cameo: He is mentioned in Plan to Eradicate Christmas, chronologically well before his canon appearance in Dragon Ball: Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!!. During his youth, Vegeta loved to try to kill Santa on his porch to celebrate Christmas, but accidentally blew up Tarble's pod, although they Never Found the Body.
- The Ghost: Has yet to make an on-screen appearance.
- Never Found the Body: Vegeta blew up his pod when he was a kid, and states they never found his corpse.
A mysterious alien who is sickened by what Earth has become, and as a result, attempts to end Christmas.
- Adaptational Heroism: His Evil Plan is a lot more reasonable here, as he wishes to eradicate evildoers who he believes to be genuine threats, rather than out of petty revenge against the last survivors of a near-extinct species. It helps that the heroes are much bigger jerkasses in the abridged version.
- Adaptational Intelligence: In the original, Hatchiyack was a completely-mute super computer outside of some words. As Father Christmas, he is capable of speaking full sentences.
- Adaptational Villainy: On the other side of things, he's evil Santa.
- Adaptation Name Change: From Doctor Lychee to Santa Claus.
- Adaptation Species Change: He briefly refers to himself as an elf, rather than a Tuffle, the species Lychee is in Dragon Ball proper, due to the character being significantly reworked to be Santa Claus.
- Ambiguously Human: Supposed to be Santa Claus and an elf, but he still has Lychee's Human Alien appearance.
- Bad Santa: He tries to destroy the planet due to the amount of Naughtiness in the world.
- Badass Santa: In his Super Santa form, he takes on all five heroes at once.
- Big Bad: Of Plan to Eradicate Christmas.
- Black-and-White Insanity: He is so strict in his assessment of "nice" and "naughty" that he apparently feels justified in destroying the entire world, with only someone as inherently nice as Gohan getting off the hook. When he judges the Z-Fighters, he raises some partially valid criticisms on their actions, but at the same still judges Piccolo for what essentially are the actions of his father note ; completely ignores how Trunks has time-traveled to save his world from a dystopian future; and calls out Goku's bloodlust as a cause of misery when at this point in time, the only negative consequence Goku has any direct responsibility in is the creation of the Androids, who are trying to avenge his destruction of a known terrorist organisation.note
- Broken Pedestal: Goku was excited for Santa's yearly visits and he is distraught to find out that Saint Nick himself is behind the latest plot to ruin Christmas. However, he gathers himself just in time to blast Santa to ashes while delivering a speech about how Santa isn't important to the true meaning of Christmas, alongside his fellow Z-Fighters.
- Composite Character: Lychee and Hatchiyack are the same character here, with Hatchiyack being a Super Mode. While in the original OVA, Hatchiyack was a creation of Lychee.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Santa briefly appeared in a cameo at the end of Christmas Tree of Might, although it's not made explicitly clear if he's the same Santa.
- Even Evil Has Standards: He's completely flabbergasted by Vegeta's crimes, claiming that even a full day wouldn't be enough time to list them all.
- Evil Old Folks: An elderly man who wants to commit genocide.
- FaceHeel Turn: From helping Goku save Christmas in Christmas Tree of Might to trying to end it in Plan to Eradicate Christmas
- Knight Templar: The world has gotten far too naughty for his liking, so everybody on his naughty list is going to choke on coal dust and naughtiness.
- Lean and Mean: Santa Claus is famous for his huskiness, but this Santa is a scrawny, holier-than-thou jerkass. Getting ready for his plan must not have left him much time for milk and cookies.
- Turns out that was just a leftover of his original form. He's now Large and in Charge after going through his Christmas Eve-olution.
- Not as You Know Them: Lychee and Hatchiyack have been combined and retooled into a completely different character, with no relation to the Tuffles whatsoever.
- Omniscient Morality License: He argues that the reason why he is Above Good and Evil is because he gets to decide who is good and who is evil in the first place.
- Pet the Dog: He gives Gohan a Christmas present since he was actually on his nice list. Not that this stops him from pummeling him later.
- Pungeon Master: Almost every other sentence from his mouth is a Christmas-related pun. And it only escalates after he becomes Super Santa.
- Spared by the Adaptation: In canon, Lychee was long since dead and another ghost projected by the Hatchiyack machine. Here's he's very much alive and is the Hatchiyack machine itself. Though he's soon killed by the Z-Fighters afterwards.
- Villain Has a Point: He makes some good points about how the Z-Fighters have repeatedly screwed up. Goku's fight-happy nature puts the world at risk note , Vegeta is Vegeta, and even Trunks, who's one of the nicer Z-Warriors, was shown to have endangered the time-space continuum.
- Would Hurt a Child: His duty as Santa to deliver presents to nice children does not exclude him from slinging those same nice children around like ragdolls in combat.