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Namekians

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Namekians (ナメック星人, Namekku-seijin)

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The second major race within Dragon Ball. Namekians are able to make their own set of Dragon Balls,note  of which the best-known Earth's Dragon Balls are based. The Namekians also have the most diverse powerset of any species outside of the Kais with them being able to regenerate, heal others, unlock others' hidden potential, create objects out of thin air, stretch body parts, grow to huge sizes, communicate mentally, and sense energy and even characters' alignment.

Long before the main story, the Namekians were brought to the brink of extinction after the weather changed on their planet. The son of Katas, who would be known as the Nameless Namek, was sent off-world so he could at least survive. In the end, Guru was the only survivor and he spent over one-hundred years repopulating the planet with his children.

Then, the tyrant known as Frieza learned about the Dragon Balls and invaded Namek so he could wish for immortality. The Frieza Force along with Vegeta exterminated the Namekians to the point that Piccolo and Kami were the only survivors until King Kai and Guru managed to bring most of the Namekians back using the Earth's Dragon Balls. After a long battle with the Super Saiyan, Frieza destroyed Planet Namek, forcing the Namekians to rebuild on a new world using their own Dragon Balls.

They have remained allies and friends with the Z-Fighters since, helping in any way that they can like letting them use their Dragon Balls and taking Dende to Earth so he could become their new Guardian after Kami and Piccolo merged.


  • Alien Blood: Namekians bleed purple blood.
  • Animal Motifs: They're represented by slugs.
  • Black Sheep: The original King Piccolo and Piccolo. They're both ruthless Blood Knights who tried to Take Over the World and spread terror across the Earth For the Evulz. This is because both Piccolos are the evil half of Kami who was originally the Nameless Namek who became corrupted from living on Earth. The normal Namekians are very peaceful. Even after Piccolo becomes good, he finds the Namekians' slow, mellow lifestyle to be boring.
  • Bizarre Alien Reproduction: Namekians give birth to their children by vomiting eggs like King Piccolo. They also have visible musculature, antennas, the ability to regrow anything so long as their heads are intact, and green skin (the muscles are pink, pale yellow in the manga).
  • Can't Catch Up: The namekian warriors are very strong, to the point that the three warriors who tried to help Moori were stronger than most of Saiyan. But unlike the Saiyan, they lack transformations or zenkais, so they do not have the same potential as them.
  • Fusion Dance: Namekians of the same caste can fuse together to create one powerful Namekian. However, unlike the other fusions in Dragon Ball, it's permanent and one Namekian forever loses their identity while the main vessel has his personality altered. The power jump also isn't as drastic compared to the other fused characters.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal: All Namekians can regenerate as long as their heads are intact. It takes, however, a lot of energy to regenerate and too much damage inflicted too quickly will kill them before they can heal. And unlike the usual fictional Healing Factor, it needs to be consciously activated.
  • Healing Hands: Certain types of Namekians can heal using their hands. So far, we have only seen Dende use this ability.
  • Hermaphrodite: Namekians are hermaphrodites that possess physiques similar to those of human males.
  • Long-Lived: They can easily live for hundreds of years. Kami was over three hundred years old and Guru was even older than him before dying of old age.
  • Magic Knight: Warrior-type Namekians like Piccolo and Nail are this since they are not only extremely powerful, but they have mystical abilities like being able to create objects or clothes out of thin air.
  • Nice Guy: King Kai described them as a peaceful race. The Nameless Namek, who became Kami and Piccolo, was actually corrupted by the humans and lost his gentle nature.
  • No Biological Sex: They are often assumed to be all male, but their method of reproduction places them pretty firmly into this category.
  • One-Gender Race: Namekians are designed after slugs and reproduce asexually (by laying eggs with their mouth). That said, their secondary sexual characteristics are distinctly male.
  • Planet of Hats: We are introduced to the Namekians by Piccolo and Kami, who were originally one person. Everyone in the race is green, reproduces asexually, belongs to one gender (male), has mystical abilities, and is peace-loving with the exception of Piccolo who was the Nameless Namek's evil side that was corrupted by living on Earth. Part of the reason for the uniformity is that the Nameks we see in the main story, with the exception of the Nameless Namek, all came from one father after the race was brought to the brink of extinction. Which means any culture or other unique differences would be all but lost since everyone came from the same gene pool and was raised by the same person. However, there are still subtypes or 'classes.' There are two castes; the Dragon Caste (consisting of those with magicial abilities and able to create Dragon Balls, i.e. Dende and Kami) and the Warrior Caste, those who are powerful in combat (Nail and the original King Piccolo.) Piccolo Jr. (the good one) could be considered a hybrid due to being a fusion (but lacks Kami's ablities of creating the Dragon Balls).
  • Psychic Powers: Seems to be an innate Namekian trait since synchronising his with Dende allowed Goku to escape from Hell in GT.
  • Superpower Lottery: They are naturally strong, can heal as long as their heads are intact, and have mystical powers that allows them to create objects or clothes out of thin air, heal others, and create the titular Dragon Balls. Only the gods themselves rival the Namekians in mystical abilities.
  • Super Senses: They have an acute sense of hearing to the point that whistling can cause them a great deal of pain.
  • Truly Single Parent: A single Namekian can give birth to hundreds of children. This was how Guru repopulated Planet Namek after he was the sole survivor, outside of the Nameless Namek who was sent to Earth.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Whistling can incapacitate even the strongest Namekian since their hearing is so powerful.

    Dende 

Dende (デンデ)

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Voiced by (Japanese): Tomiko Suzuki (Kid, Teen), Hiro Yuki (Adult), Aya Hirano (Kai)
Kid Dende voiced by (English): Ceyli Delgadillo (original Z dub), Laura Bailey (remastered dub, movie 6, and video games), Maxey Whitehead (Kai) (Funimation); Tabitha St. Germain (Ocean); Paul Bandey (AB Groupe/"Big Green")
Teen/Adult Dende voiced by (English): Justin Cook (Funimation); Andrew Francis (Z), Jeffrey Watson (GT) (Ocean/Blue Water)
Voiced by (Latin American): Irwin Daayán (Z, GT and Kai), Javier Olguín (Battle of Gods and Super)

A Namekian child who befriends Gohan and Krillin during their quest for the Dragon Balls of his planet. Later, after Kami merges with Piccolo, he becomes the new Kami of Earth to make sure the Dragon Balls stay active on the planet.


  • 108: He is the 108th son of Grand Elder Guru.
  • Action Survivor: Although he dies (briefly) by Freeza's hand, Dende is notable for being one of the handful of characters to survive the entirety of the Buu saga (thanks to Popo throwing him off of the Lookout during Buu's rampage there, and Goku and Kibitoshin saving him via Instant Transmission just before the Earth was destroyed). Of those who regularly appeared throughout the saga, the only others to match him were Hercule and Supreme Kai. Fortuneteller Baba is another case, though she appeared far less frequently.
  • Angsty Surviving Twin: While his brother Cargo is never explicitly stated as his twin, he still had to witness Cargo being murdered and was unsurprisingly shocked with this.
  • Big Brother Worship: To Nail, and later Piccolo after Piccolo fused with the former.
  • Big Good: He tries to becomes this after he takes the position as Guardian of the Earth. But he's hindered by his lack of experience and doesn't have the power to fight on the front lines with the rest of the heroes. He often defers to Piccolo or Goku when trying to make a tough decision.
  • The Bus Came Back: He returns to replace Kami and restore the Earth's Dragon Balls.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: The fact that he and Mr. Satan are the only other survivors of Earth’s destruction by Kid Buu’s hand aside from Goku and Vegeta becomes significant when he (with some convincing from Goku) makes the final compassionate decision that would reshape the course of the franchise: using his powers to heal a barely living Fat Buu.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: We see Dende in his position as Kami in The Return of Cooler. The kicker? That movie came out months before Dende became Kami in the manga.
  • Family Theme Naming: Dende, Nail, Cargo, Moori, are all named after snails and are siblings since they are all children of the Eldest Namek.
  • God Job: Dende doesn't have the fighting skills to protect the Earth but he does have the knowledge to create dragons, so he got the job.
  • Healing Hands: The reason why the Z Warriors heal up and why he's killed in the Freeza Saga.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Gohan and Krillin during and after their adventures on Namek.
  • Kill the Cutie: During the Freeza arc. He is mercilessly killed by Freeza once he learned that he can heal.
  • Last of His Kind: Very briefly, but still.
  • The Medic: During the Frieza Saga, due to his healing powers. Unfortunately, Frieza eventually notices this and reacts appropriately.
  • Moe Couplet: With Gohan. Dende's the only kid Gohan is really seen interacting with, and they are so cuuuute. Especially watching Dende go from very timid and shy to looking up to Gohan as a lifelong friend over the course of the show.
  • Morality Pet: Very close to Piccolo. Makes sense in that Piccolo fused with Nail, who was a sort of Big Brother Mentor to Dende.
  • Murder by Inaction: After Vegeta takes a mortal wound from Krillin as part of a plan to have Dende heal him and receive a Zenkai boost, Dende initially refuses to do so and is fully prepared to let Vegeta die, since Vegeta was just as evil as Frieza and had killed numerous Namekians himself. Ultimately averted when Gohan, Krillin, and Piccolo persuade him to do so, since they need Vegeta to stand a chance against Frieza.
  • Nice Guy: Even after becoming Guardian of Earth, he sometimes let others call him by name instead of his title (Kami-sama). Piccolo sometimes disagrees with this, such as seen in Battle of Gods.
  • Non-Action Guy: One of the only main ones in the series.
  • Physical God: Really only in title, but he is, effectively, Earth's God.
  • Put on a Bus: After the Frieza Saga ended, he left with his fellow Namekians to find a new planet after Frieza destroyed Namek.
  • Refuse to Rescue the Disliked: Since Vegeta was just as evil and cruel as Frieza, and just as responsible for the Namekians' genocide, Dende initially refuses to help him and is fully prepared to walk away and let him bleed out when he pulls off his Deliberate Injury Gambit. He ultimately gives in and does so when Piccolo, Krillin, and Gohan point out that they need Vegeta's help if they expect to have any chance at beating Frieza.
  • Shoot the Medic First: And holy crap, Freeza did.
  • Sole Survivor: He was the sole survivor of the Namekian genocide until Frieza killed him.
  • Squishy Wizard: Despite his magical abilities, he's implied to be physically weaker than Mr. Satan, as Goku considers fusing with the latter to be a better option.
  • Superior Successor: Dende's Shenron is a lot stronger than Kami's Shenron.
  • What the Hell, Hero?:
    • When Piccolo orders him to heal a dying Vegeta during the final battle with Freeza, Dende angrily reminds him that Vegeta is just as responsible for their people's genocide as Freeza is. He calms down when Piccolo points out how outclassed they are, but he's still pretty pissed.
    • He gives Piccolo another one after he tells Buu to kill everyone on the planet before he could fight Gotenks.
  • You Should Have Died Instead: More of an indirect example than most, but after Buu destroys the Earth, Vegeta calls Goku out on making an effort to save Dende and Hercule, as it resulted in them leaving behind their own sons (and Piccolo), who were all subsequently killed in the explosion. Granted, it's hard to blame Goku for that specifically, as Hercule and Dende were on the way to the drop-off point, and Vegeta (who hadn't stopped to grab them) likely wouldn't have been able to make it to the boys anyway. However, given the circumstances, it's also hard to call Vegeta out on this, as shown when Dende can do nothing but offer a meek "sorry" as an apology.

    Nail 

Nail (ネイル, Neiru)

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Voiced by (Japanese): Katsuji Mori, Taiten Kusunoki (Kai)
Voiced by (English): Sean Schemmel (Funimation), Michael Dobson (Ocean)
Voiced by (Latin American): Abel Rocha, Roberto Mendiola (Kai)

A Namekian who served as the personal bodyguard to Grand Elder Guru. He was the most powerful Namekian alive at the time of Freeza's attack on Namek.


  • An Arm and a Leg: Frieza tears off his arm during their extremely one sided fight. Nail, being the Determinator he is, simply grows another arm and fights on.
  • Badass Baritone: He had a bit of a rasp in the original Funimation dub. Sean Schemmel deepened his voice in the remastered Dragon Ball Z DVDs sets and Kai to make him more badass (and to emphasize his connection with Piccolo).
  • Bald of Awesome: A Namekian trait.
  • Battle Butler: To Guru, being the strongest warrior of Namek.
  • The Bus Came Back: Makes a small and quick apperance in Super inside Piccolo's subconscious along with Kami during his battle against the Universe 6 Namekians in the Tournament of Power.
  • For Want of a Nail:
    • Yes pun intended, as the power boost he gives Piccolo during their fusion is the main reason Piccolo and by extension the Earth's dragon balls survived Freeza's assault, which in turn allow all of the Namekians to be revived.
    • Nail himself discusses the trope with Piccolo before he merged with him, noting if he had merged with Kami and became whole again, he would have no problem beating Frieza. Notably, Nail had no knowledge of Frieza's other transformations or even that he could.
  • Fusion Dance: He fused with Piccolo, so he ceased to exist as an individual character.
  • Identical Stranger: Looks the same as Piccolo for some reason.
  • Made of Iron: It's how he survived his battle with Freeza.
  • Meaningful Name: Along with the obligatory snail pun for every Namekian other than Piccolo and Kami, Nail is the nail that causes Piccolo to survive long enough for Earth's Dragon Balls to revive the Namekian race, and allow it to prosper after Frieza's ultimate fall.
  • Nice Guy: Comes off as a genuinely honorable warrior, even offering his life force and power to Piccolo in his dying moments. He also cares deeply about Dende, as shown by his reaction (from inside Piccolo's thoughts) when he sees the former die by Freeza's death beam.
  • The Stoic: Rarely changes his expression.
  • This Cannot Be!: Practically says this verbatim after Dende's death.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Guru and his race as a whole.
  • Villain Respect: While not gaining as much as Goku or his father did, Nail did earn praise from Frieza for his tenacity and his power level which was superior to everyone in the Ginyu Force except their leader
  • The Worf Effect: His official power level has him as strong as the three main Ginyu Force members, Recoome, Burter, and Jeice, to the point where Guru was about to send him to fight them. Freeza makes short work out of him without even using full power.
  • World's Strongest Man: Before Piccolo took over he was the strongest Namekian by a large margin. His power stood at 42,000, making him on par with the Ginyu Force outside of Ginyu himself.
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    Grand Elder Guru 

Grand Elder Guru (最長老, Saichōrō)

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Voiced by (Japanese): Junpei Takiguchi, Masaharu Satō
Voiced by (English): Christopher Sabat, Bill Jenkins (Kai)
Voiced by (Latin American): Armando Réndiz

The oldest and wisest Namekian on the planet prior to the Frieza Saga and the creator of the Namekian Dragon Balls and the dragon Porunga. He also has the ability to unlock someone's hidden potential by placing his hand on their head; he did this for Krillin, Gohan and Dende.


  • Bald of Awesome: In that he created an even stronger version of the Dragon Balls.
  • Cool Old Guy: Arguably the most humble.
  • Death by Despair: Died after the stress and trauma of his people being slaughtered by Freeza finally got to him. He was resurrected only to die by natural causes later.
  • Dub Name Change: The Latin American Spanish dub refers to him as Grand Patriarch.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": In the Japanese version and in the Kai dub, he's only referred to as the Grand Elder.
  • Face Death with Dignity: Despite how heartbroken everyone was, he was perfectly fine accepting his natural death. This is played more straight after he is briefly revived to explain to his people about the destruction of Namek and choose his successor, before dying for real by natural causes shortly after.
  • Father Of A Thousand Young: Has 109 children, he repopulated the race after they were all wiped out besides Piccolo and Kami.
  • Killed Off for Real: Since he had a natural death, he couldn't be revived by the Dragon Balls.
  • Large and in Charge: Except he's far too old to put up a fight, but still the biggest Namekian.
  • Mister Seahorse: Gave birth to 109 Namekians including Dende and Nail.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Older than the Nameless Namekian that separated into Kami and King Piccolo (300 years old). The way he spoke of the Nameless Namekian suggested the latter was still a child even to him when the cataclysm occurred, and he seemed to have some knowledge about the "Legendary Super Saiyan".
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He is the leader of Namekians and the father of all Namekians.
  • Telepathy: He can talk to people through his mind. He uses this to communicate with Dende to tell him the last wish to make on the Namekian Dragon Balls.
  • Super Empowering: Guru was able to unlock some huge reserves of power in Dende, Gohan and Krillin.

    Porunga 

Porunga (ポルンガ)

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Voiced by (Japanese): Junpei Takiguchi (Z), Daisuke Gori (Kai episode 36), Ryuzaburo Otomo (rest of Kai)
Voiced by (English): Christopher Sabat (Funimation), Richard Newman (Ocean)
Voiced by (Latin American): Carlos Magaña (Z), Rubén Moya (Kai)

The Eternal Dragon of Namek; he, like Shenron, can grant the wishes of one who collects the seven Dragon Balls of Namek. Created by Guru, he can be called on more often than Shenron, as a Namekian year is shorter than a year on Earth, meaning he can be summoned once every 103 days.


  • Achilles' Heel: Like other dragons, he'll die (and his balls will become inert) if his creator passes.
  • Benevolent Genie: Even more so than Shenron; not only will he grant any wish that is within his power to the exact specifications of the wisher, he'll even go an extra mile at times, such as when he revived Krillin, Yamcha, Tien and Chiaotzu. Instead of having them traverse Snake Way back to Earth, he instead sent them directly there instead.
    • During the Buu Saga when he's asked to recreate the Earth, despite his complaints that it isn't an easy wish, not only does he recreate the Earth, he rebuilds all the buildings Buu destroyed even though that wasn't part of the wish.
  • Can't Live Without You: Like with Shenron, his life is tied to Guru, so when Guru dies, so does Porunga. When Guru is about to pass on, he has the Namekian elder Moori inherit his role as the guardian of Namek, and thus binding Porunga's life to his in turn.
  • Deadpan Snarker: One trait he does share with Shenron is his lack of patience and tendency to start sassing people who take too long making their wish.
    Porunga: "Look, I'm enjoying the fresh air and all, but I don't have all day. If you can't make up your mind, just wish for nothing three times so I can go."
    Krillin: "Heh, a dragon with a sense of humour."
  • Difficult, but Awesome: While he requires his wishes to be asked in Namekian, and resurrections are on a "one wish per person" basis, he's much more of a Benevolent Genie than Shenron, and he can grant three wishes instead of one or two (on top of being able to resurrect people more than once).
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: When he grants a wish, his eyes glow brighter.
  • Heroic Build: He's much more a Benevolent Genie than Shenron ever was. He's also SIGNIFICANTLY more ripped than Shenron ever was.
  • Language of Magic: Any wish requested of him has to be worded in the Namekian language.
  • Literal Genie:
    • Inverted. Porunga is morally opposed to having a wish kill an innocent person, so if a wish would lead to someone dying, he'll refuse to grant it. This appeared when everyone thought Goku died when Namek exploded, and tried to wish him to the Check-in Station in Otherworld to wish him back to life on Earth, only for Porunga to reveal that not only was Goku still alive, but if he did grant the wish, then Goku would have died when moved to the Check-in Station. He also won't grant a wish that revives or moves a person if that person doesn't want to be moved or revived.
    • Played straight at least once; when Piccolo is revived during the Namek Saga, Gohan and Krillin use their second wish to transport him directly to Planet Namek. Piccolo ends up miles away from them because they didn't actually specify where on Namek they wanted Porunga to send him.
  • Love God: Dende states that he's the Namekian god of love. While they are a mono-gendered species that reproduce asexually so even though romance wouldn't be important enough in their culture to warrant a major deity, Namekians do feel other kinds of love. Piccolo's familial bond with Gohan is the shining example.
  • Magic A Is Magic A: There are rules regarding what kind of wishes Porunga can and can't grant and those rules are usually followed.
  • Meaningful Name: In the Namekian language, his name translates to "Dragon of Dreams", or "Dragon of Law".
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: He's much more ripped than Shenron. That said, Shenron is still the stronger dragon as far as raw power goes (since Shenron can resurrect an entire mass of people, whereas Porunga can only rez people one at a time). Averted by the Buu Saga when his power is increased, and Porunga is able to revive every living on Earth.
  • Not So Stoic: Although he's more personable than Shenron is, he still maintains a calm and stoic air about him most of the time, until Bulma once told him "You're cute. I like you.", leading to a few sweat droplets appearing and a few stammers from the big dragon.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: A wish-granting dragon that looks more like a crocodile-naga with Namekian antennae on his head. This applies to the difference between Porunga and Shenron as well as there are different rules.
  • Reality Warper: Like Shenron, this guy has the power to grant (almost) any wish. While difficult, he can recreate an entire planet.
  • Took a Level in Badass: His power is increased by the Buu Saga and the limit on the number of people he can bring back is removed, allowing him to revive every living thing on Earth.

Future Trunks' Timeline

    Future Bulma 

Future Bulma (未来のブルマ, Mirai no Buruma)

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Voiced by (Japanese): Hiromi Tsuru
Voiced by (English): Tiffany Vollmer, Monica Rial (Kai) (Funimation), Sharon Mann (The History of Trunks) (AB Groupe/"Big Green");
Voiced by (Latin American): Rocío Garcel (current voice), Mónica Manjarrez (ep. 194 and The History of Trunks)

The future version of Bulma from Future Trunks timeline. She created Trunks' time machine.


Besides tropes featured by Present Bulma, she features examples of:

  • The Apocalypse Brings Out the Best in People: All of Bulma's negative traits, such as her vanity, arrogance, selfishness, and temper tantrums completely disappear in the Bad Future, with her better nature cranked Up to Eleven, almost to the point of bordering an All-Loving Heroine and Big Good, despite Future Trunks claiming that she hadn't changed when Krillin asked him in the manga.
  • Back for the Dead: Tragically, this fate befalls her in Dragon Ball Super. She is killed off by Goku Black in Episode 47, and since there are no Dragon Balls in her timeline, she is Killed Off for Real. Later, her very existence is erased after Future Zeno destroys the timeline.
  • Big Good: She was the one who invented the Time Machine and came up with the plan to give Goku the heart virus medicine that ends up saving two timelines.
  • Deader Than Dead: After Future Zeno has destroyed the future timeline, everything was wiped out including the afterlife. That means her very soul was destroyed, erased from all existence. However, Whis creates a new timeline for Future Trunks and Mai, one where Goku Black never comes to Earth and she never dies.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: This happens to her in the Super manga. Unlike the anime where we see her die by Black letting the lab explode on her while he's holding her, the manga just shows the building she's in being destroyed by one of Black's blasts. We don't actually see her die.
  • Grandma, What Massive Hotness You Have!: Although not played for fanservice in the least, Future Bulma exudes an aura of gentle dignity, warmth, compassion, love and kindness that makes her the most beautiful and adorable incarnation of her character to-date in spite being in her early 60's. Her still loud, immature and selfish "peaceful world" counterpart, in comparison, aged visibly and poorly, looking a good 20 years older than Future Bulma in spite of being 17 years younger.
  • Greater Need Than Mine: The entire reason she sends Trunks back in time to alter the future so that it could be a peaceful one, even if she couldn't be part of it.
  • Greater-Scope Paragon: She's killed at the beginning of the Future Trunks arc of Super, but her influence is still there.
  • Killed Off for Real: She is killed by Goku Black in his first on-screen appearance.
  • Magitek: Before her death, she somehow created guns that can shoot ki.
  • Nice Girl: The living hell created by Android 17 and 18, and later brought back by Goku Black, forced Bulma to finally cast off of her girlhood selfishness, maturing into a gentle, compassionate, nurturing and kind mother who is arguably more adorable than her teenage self ever was.
  • Nicknaming the Enemy: A tragic example. She was the one who gave Goku Black his nickname because she couldn't stand associating him with the identity of her longtime friend.
  • Older Than They Look: By the time of Dragon Ball Super, she looks to be in her 40s or 50s, but she's actually 62.
  • Sacrificial Lion: She is the first character killed at the start of the second Future Trunks arc in order to establish how much worse the future has become and the threat level of Goku Black.
  • Sole Surviving Scientist: She invented a time machine to send Future Trunks to the past and find a way to kill the androids. Sadly in Dragon Ball Super she was killed by Goku Black.

    Future Son Gohan 

Future Son Gohan/Sun Wufan (未来の孫悟飯, Mirai no Son Gohan)

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Voiced by (Japanese): Masako Nozawa (Japanese)
Voiced by (English): Dameon Clarke (Funimation); Kyle Hebert (Funimation, video games from Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 onwards); Brian Dobson (flashbacks only) (Ocean); David Gasman (AB Groupe/"Big Green")
Voiced by (Latin American): Luis Alfonso Mendoza

The future counterpart of Gohan, from Future Trunks' timeline. He was Trunks' mentor.


  • Adaptational Badass: In the manga story of Trunks' timeline, Gohan is killed by Android 17, who claimed not to have used even half of his power to beat Gohan the last time they fought. In the anime adaptation of History of Trunks, Gohan is actually stronger than the androids individually. He is killed because 17 and 18 ganged up on him in a 2 vs. 1 fight.
  • An Arm and a Leg: His future self lost his left arm to the Androids.
  • The Artifact: A number of games have him use at least one Kamehame Hadoken with only one hand. This is despite the fact that in the games he usually has both arms, whereas he did so because he lost one.
  • Being Good Sucks: Future Gohan is a very good example of this. After witnessing his father and all of his friends die at the hands of the androids, Gohan went into hiding in order to train himself to become strong enough to challenge this new threat. He spent his entire adult life challenging the androids to no avail, watching as countless innocents died at the hands of the monstrous duo. His reward for all of his self-sacrifice was to lose his left arm, and in the next and final fight between him and his two nemesis, Gohan was completely outmatched and left for dead, with his face down on the ground of the wreckage of yet another city he failed to protect. And then a sad rain starts pouring over his battered, crippled corpse. It's amazing how Trunks didn't have all of his spirit sapped way at such a tragic sight.
  • Big Brother Mentor: Is one to Future Trunks before his death.
  • Bowdlerization: Due to odd censorship standards, Japanese-developed videogames with Future Gohan always feature him with two arms, even if they take place after he lost the arm and even though it's his signature trait. (This isn't the case with the American-developed games, such as Legacy of Goku 2 or Sagas, where he's missing it.) Even odder, he usually has his fighting style designed to only use one arm. Some enterprising modders have erased the arm and found that it looks completely seamless.
  • Breakout Character: It's not as much as his student, but in spite of appearing only in History of Trunks and flashbacks, he's gone onto make several appearances in the video games as a playable character, often having a completely distinct playstyle from the main timeline's adult Gohan.
  • Deader Than Dead: After Future Zeno has destroyed the future timeline, everything was wiped out including the afterlife. That means his very soul was destroyed, erased from all existence. However, Whis creates a new timeline for Future Trunks and Mai, one where Goku Black never comes to Earth. So, although he's still dead, his soul still exists.
  • Extremity Extremist: Presumably as a nod to the fact that he lost an arm, in Xenoverse 2, a good majority of his combos are kick-based.
  • Future Badass: Subverted. He's undeniably a badass capable of holding his own against one of the Androids with only one arm, however, he's still significantly weaker than his present day self at 9 years old post-Hyperbolic Time Chamber and especially after he achieves Super Saiyan 2.
  • Handicapped Badass: He loses an arm after fighting the androids.
  • Hurting Hero: Not only did he lose his dad to a heart virus, he had to watch his friends, Honorary Uncle, and mentor be murdered before his eyes. He then spends thirteen years fighting the androids, acting as the last hope for the world, and losing each time before he gets killed in the streets like a dog without avenging any of his comrades.
  • Master-Apprentice Chain: Because Goku died before he could train him, Future Gohan doesn't have Goku's master chain unlike his present counterpart. He also trains Future Trunks since Goten doesn't exist in his timeline: Piccolo > Son Gohan > Future Trunks
  • My Death Is Only The Beginning: Future Gohan to the Androids: "There is no end for me! NO END!"
  • Sacrificial Lion: He is brutally killed by the androids during the last third of History of Trunks. His death gives Trunks the spark needed to become a Super Saiyan.
  • Sole Survivor: Before he trained Trunks, Gohan was the only living Z-Fighter that wasn't murdered by the Androids, spending years fighting them and protecting the Earth as much as he could. When the Androids finally killed him, Trunks became the last one thanks to Gohan's training.
  • The Stoic: A lot more serious than his main timeline counterpart. After over a decade of tragedy and pain, Gohan rarely cracks a smile and has a scowl almost permanently embedded on his face.
  • Take Up My Sword: He pretty much passes his legacy of protecting the Earth onto Trunks with his passing. It also helps that his death helped Trunks unlock the Super Saiyan form for the first time, at least in the TV special. In the manga, Trunks was already a Super Saiyan before Gohan's death.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: Having everyone he loved murdered in front of his by 17 and 18 at the age of 8 beat what little innocence is left that was shattered by the loss of his father clean out of Son Gohan. He no longer uses the "polite masculine" form of "Boku" to refer to himself (which his "peaceful universe" adult self still does by "Super"), instead using the coarse-masculie "Ore" used by every other adult male warrior in the franchise. He takes a harsh, pragmatic and unromantic view towards combat, which to him now is nothing less than literal warfare, and in cold ruthlessness is practically a taller and short-haired Vegeta.
  • Tough Love: He is harsh on Future Trunks when training him. He leaves him to almost drown and regularly beats him. He does this so Trunks will be ready to fight the androids and he's mimicking Piccolo's training regimen.
  • Trauma Conga Line: Poor Future Gohan. He loses all his friends in one day thanks to the androids. Unlike the above, it never gets better for him.
  • Undignified Death: Holy shit, yes. There's nothing dignified about the Future Androids leaving his corpse to rot among the ruins of the latest city they trashed. The only good thing out of it was that at least he didn't die in vain in the anime. In the manga, however, he pretty much died for nothing.
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Androids

    Android 16 

Android 16 (人造人間16号, Jinzou Ningen Juuroku-Gou)

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Voiced by (Japanese): Hikaru Midorikawa
Voiced by (English): Jeremy Inman (Funimation); Scott McNeil (Ocean)
Voiced by (Latin American): Enrique Cervantes (Z and Kai The Final Chapters), Marco Guerrero (Kai)

"It is not a sin to fight for the right cause. There are ones who words alone will not reach. Cell is such a being."

An incomplete android built by Dr. Gero. He was released prematurely by 17 and 18 and brought along to search for Goku. Unlike his companions, he is purely mechanical, not a cyborg. While very strong, he is more interested in nature than fighting, becoming an ally to the Z Fighters after 17 and 18 are absorbed by Cell. Sadly he ends up being killed by Cell, though it's his death that sparks Gohan's transformation into a Super Saiyan 2.


  • A Day in the Limelight: Dragon Ball FighterZ expands upon his character and his backstory enormously. It explains "who" he is, where he really comes from, and his relation to the rest of the Androids and why he's completely synthetic when many of the other Androids are more like cyberized humans. We even get to find out who the parents of the man he was based off of are - no less than Dr. Gero himself and Android 21.
  • Affably Evil: Aside from his programmed objective to kill Goku, #16 isn’t really evil. He adores nature and the planet Earth; even acting as #17 and #18’s moral compass to keep them on track for their mission. This is intentional as Dr. Gero programmed him with a gentle, pacifistic personality due to him, essentially being the robot duplicate of his dead son.
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Dr. Gero says he can't control him, fears he will be killed upon 16's activation and even warns the other androids that 16 could very well destroy the world on a whim, but otherwise averted with Android 16, who plainly stated that his goal was to kill Son Goku, as per his programming, and he tagged along with the other androids because he believed that they had the same goal as him. This also implies the later confirmed truth that 16 is the only one of the trio who is not fully sentient, since Bulma had to remove Dr. Gero's programming from 16 when she repaired him — so that he wouldn't want to fight Goku anymore — while Android 18 did not get the same treatment. In fact, Android 18 seemed to have absolutely no interest in killing Goku whatsoever from the start, and Android 17 appeared to be hunting Goku out of his own free will, seeing it as some kind of "game." Later subverted when it's revealed Dr. Gero based Android 16 off of his own son and implemented Android 16 with the same personality as his dead son. This could mean the whole thing was just away for Gero to convince the other Androids to not activate 16 so harm doesn't come to him.
  • Analogy Backfire: After ripping Cell's tail off, he compares Cell to a bee that has lost its stinger. Cell points out that bees die once they lose their stingers, whereas he can just regenerate his tail…and proceeds to do so.
  • Arch-Enemy: Quite clearly feels this way towards Goku. Even after his Heel–Face Turn.
  • Arm Cannon: HELL'S FLASH!
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Android 16 seems to have a knack for analysing the power and abilities of others, immediately sensing both Piccolo's fusion with Kami and Vegeta's ascension. In a show where everyone constantly underestimating their opponents is Played for Drama, this sticks out.
  • Badass Pacifist: He's very friendly and gentle to animals. However, he also surpasses 17 and 18 in power by a large margin and was the only one able to fight a 600,000 human powered Cell to a standstill. FighterZ implies this is a trait inherited from the Gero the Younger.
  • Berserk Button: 16 considers all life precious, so seeing a creature like Cell who takes delight in killing is enough to make him take action.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: As the overconfident Cell finds out the hard and painful way.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The Redhead to Android 17's Brunette and Android 18's Blonde.
  • The Big Guy: Serves as this post Heel–Face Turn prior his death.
  • Broke Your Arm Punching Out Cthulhu: After Piccolo goes down, he becomes the only hope left in stopping Cell from becoming complete. He gives Cell one of his toughest fights and would have stopped Cell cold after ripping off his tail if he couldn't regenerate. Despite his valiant efforts, 17 is absorbed by Cell who easily beats him in his Semi-Perfect form.
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center: He's one of the bigger characters in the series, is nearly emotionless, lives to kill Goku (at first), and is the strongest of all the Androids outside of Cell. One of the first signs that 16 is more than just a killing machine, however, is that he loves to play with animals. He goes against Cell because he is an enemy to all living things.
  • Cessation of Existence: Due to him being a fully robotic being, he has no soul to revive and never returns after Cell kills him.
  • Character Exaggeration: His Friend to All Living Things trait is expanded in the anime, whereas in the manga it is more of an informed attribute. One of the best cases of this trope, as it makes his death by the hand (or feet) of Cell more powerful.
  • Dying Moment of Awesome: Unlike the others killed by Cell, for 16 it’s ambiguous whether he was or was not revived by the Dragon Balls. Regardless, 16 probably thought this would be the case. His death is arguably the most awesome in the series, as he sacrifices his existence to give Gohan the will to fight, and dies with a smile on his face. Being wholly synthetic, though, it is possible to outright rebuild him if you know how, but even with the memories of the original he is not the same 16. Android 21 builds a new 16 in FighterZ. The monologue of the second 16 shows that he believes the original 16 is gone forever.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Android 8, initially. The both love nature and despise those who disregard life. The only real different between the two is that Android 8 became friends with Goku, while 16 just barely tolerates his existence. Justified since 16 was specifically programmed to kill Goku.
  • Expy: To Android 8 from earlier in the series. Both androids are fully mechanical creations that are incredibly strong but considered failures in spite of it due to their well-meaning, caring personalities. 16 is even a multiple of 8.
  • Evil Redhead: What 16 was meant to be. Sort of. Gero made him a Gentle Giant, aside from the "kill Goku" thing.
  • Famous Last Words: "Gohan, let it go. It is not a sin to fight for the right cause. On the contrary, it is a very good thing. There are ones who words alone will not reach. Cell is such a being. I know how you are Gohan. You are gentle, you do not like to hurt. I know because I too have learned these feelings, but it is because you cherish life, that you must protect it. Protect the life I loved so much." His final speech to Gohan before his head is crushed by Cell, cue Gohan awakening the Super Saiyan 2 transformation.
  • Forgotten Fallen Friend: His Heroic Sacrifice served as the catalyst for Gohan turning Super Saiyan 2, and Android 16 is never mentioned again after the Cell Saga. Since he didn't fall into the "lives killed by Cell" category that #17 technically did, he seemingly didn't get to come back to life. Some of the games do remember him, most notably FighterZ, but he still hasn't been memorialized in the TV series.
  • Friend to All Living Things: As Team Four Star frequently jokes, he likes the birds. It's also why he steps in to fight and kill Imperfect Cell after Piccolo is beaten, after several chapters of refusing to fight anyone but Goku: to protect all life from the threat Cell poses.
  • Gentle Giant: Despite his programming to hunt and kill Goku, 16 is a gentle, caring individual that loves nature and treats others with kindness. This is because Gero intended him to be a Replacement Goldfish for his deceased son, and knew that making him love to fight would put him in harm's way. That said, like all infinite energy furnace models, 16 was beyond Gero's control and he feared that 16 would try to kill him if activated.
  • Homage:
    • A machine man defends two family members from a newer model in his line acting on the behalf an enemy said family destroyed both in the present and in the future. Hmm...
    • So, a genius in technology creates a Replacement Goldfish android identical to his late son killed in an accident, and the android shows to be a Friend to All Living Things. That's the Astro Boy origin story, with Gero as Doctor Tenma.
  • Heroic RRoD: Subverted. Although he fully intended to self-destruct and take Cell with him, he ended up unable to go through with it because Bulma removed his self-destruct device out of fear that he'd use it against Goku when she discovered it while repairing 16.
  • Informed Attribute: This may shock you, but Android 16's love for the birds and animals is never shown in the manga, only stated. The Z anime expands on this by always showing him with a bird alongside him (or many).
  • It Has Been an Honor:
    • While marching off from Android 18 to fight Cell (the first time), he tells her he enjoyed the time he spent with her and 17, and thinks they're cool.
    • In the Japanese version and the manga, he commends them for not harming people or animals pointlessly.
  • Killed Off for Real: 16's death is all the more jarring because it seemingly sticks in a series where Death Is Cheap. At the same time, however, it creates a Plot Hole, as in the Majin Buu saga, Android 8 (and Arale, possibly) are revived just fine by the Dragon Balls. Cue some fans thinking He's Just Hiding!. Depending on the canonicity of Fighter Z, the game implies that even if a new 16 was built and given the memories of the original, he still lacks the soul of the old 16. Assuming that 16 wasn’t revived by the Dragon Balls, then the original is really gone forever.
  • Logical Weakness: Both exploits it and falls victim to it. His fully mechanical nature gives him an edge against (Imperfect) Cell that no other member of the cast has, since Cell cannot just absorb him for an easy win. Unfortunately, once Cell evolves into a higher form, 16 can no longer match him in combat, and since he's a robot, he can't train or inspire himself to grow stronger like the rest of the cast - he would need to be remodeled, and with Gero out of the picture and 21 inactive at the time, there's nobody to do it and no time to do it in.
  • Martial Pacifist: He only wants to kill Goku because Dr. Gero programmed him to do that. When asked, he outright refuses to fight anyone else, and considers all life to be precious. He makes an exception and decides to kill Cell because he knows that Cell cannot be reasoned with and will destroy all life on Earth just because he can.
  • Monster Progenitor: An unwilling example in Dragon Ball Online. Android 16 has been copied by Red Pants Army, who went on to mass produce him. To put it in perspective, the average Time Patrol member only has a power level of 100,000. It's one of the main reasons the main setting counts as a Bad Present.
  • Nature Loving Robot: The only of 3 Androids that results to be a complete robot and not part-human as 17 and 18. Despite of his primary mission (find and kill Goku), he's a Gentle Giant who has a love for animals, usually seen with birds around him and holding one in his hands.
  • Neutral No Longer: He starts out as a Gentle Giant who refuses to fight anybody except Goku (because of his programming) and instead prefers to interact with the wildlife. When he realizes how evil Cell is and the threat he poses to the entire world, he spurs into action and, as a inspiration to Badass Pacifists everywhere, gives Cell the toughest fight he had encountered so far, coming close to killing him outright.
  • Nice Guy: Too Nice, although Nice Is Not Good, as he warns Goku to never forget that he was programmed to kill him. Good Is Not Nice also applies, in that if he thinks you're pointlessly evil, he will try to kill you without a warning.
  • Non-Malicious Monster: He's a Nature Lover and considers all life to be precious. The only reason he wants to kill Goku is because Dr. Gero programmed him to do so.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Like Astro Boy, 16 was based on Dr. Gero's deceased son, and his gentle personality is a result of Gero not wanting him to be destroyed in battle if at all possible. It might also be, like the original Astro Boy, why Gero ultimately deemed him a failure and never activated him: a copy wasn't enough to bring back his son.
    • Depending on if Fighterz is canon, he was also intended to be this for Android 21. Unfortunately, he died and 21 built a Replacement Goldfish for Android 16, but she knows he will never be either her human son or the original 16 but loves him as her child anyway.
  • Robo Speak: In the original US Dub only, though even there he falls out of it as he learns and grows.
  • Rocket Punch: One of his powers, being fully mechanical.
  • The Quiet One: He rarely speaks for most of his appearances, unless he has something of substance to say.
  • Sacrificial Lion: His final words and death are what triggered Gohan to become a Super Saiyan 2.
  • The Stoic: He rarely shows any emotion, at least at first.
  • Suicide Attack: His mission is to destroy Goku. Not willing to take any chances, Gero built in a bomb to make sure 16's mission would be successful, regardless of how strong Goku was. He ultimately tries to use it against Cell, only to find out Bulma removed it beforehand, just in case.
  • Stuffed into the Fridge: His brutal death at the hands of Cell was what triggers Gohan to go SSJ2 and fly into an Unstoppable Rage against Cell.
  • Super Prototype: He's an earlier model than #17 and #18 (and #19 & #20/Dr. Gero, for that matter) and seems to be around the same series as both of the former two, but is significantly more powerful than all of them. Indeed, outside of Cell (whose full power could only be achieved by absorbing people, and ultimately #17 and #18), #16 is the strongest android that Dr. Gero had ever created. His "mother" might be able to outdo him, but she's a much weirder example.
  • Taking You with Me: Subverted. 16 carried a self-destruct device with a magnitude higher than a nuclear bomb that was presumably implanted by Gero for an attempt to kill Goku. 16 ultimately attempts to use this on Cell, but he ended up unable to go through with it because Bulma removed the device when doing repair work on 16. This gets even worse because Cell states that the bomb would probably have been incapable of killing him anyway. Considering what Cell survives later (while in his far less durable second form to boot), it's pretty clear that he was correct.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Before he starts working with Goku to kill Cell, he brushes off Goku's offer of friendship and gives him a Death Glare and an Implied Death Threat. Justified, because Dr.vGero programmed him to kill Goku.
  • Token Good Teammate: He's programmed to kill Goku, but other than that isn't evil at all.
  • Too Dumb to Live: He tries to attack Perfect Cell from behind during Cell's Curb-Stomp Battle with Vegeta, despite having been unable to do anything against Cell's previous form. This was such an idiotic move that Cell of all people is the one to talk him down from it:
    Cell: Are you sure that's wise, 16? You're one step from the scrap heap as it is. If you were powerless against me in my previous form, what do you really expect to do now?
  • Too Good for This Sinful Earth: If he didn't have a soul when Gero built him, he would most likely have earned one by the time Cell brutally murdered him.
  • Wave Motion Gun: His Hell's Flash attack, which he has to detach his forearms to charge up and fire.
  • The Worf Effect: He gets hit with this once Cell becomes Semi-Perfect. He was Cell's equal beforehand, able to hold his own even after Cell had absorbed 600,000 humans and effortlessly beat down Piccolo. The first sign of how much stronger Cell has become? He easily outruns 16 and bashes a dent in his head, almost killing him.

Earthlings

    Jimmy Firecracker 

Jimmy Firecracker ( ジミー・ファイヤークラッカー, Jimī Faiyākurakkā)

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Voiced by (Japanese): Yukimasa Kishino, Tamotsu Nishiwaki (Kai)
Voiced by (English): James T. Field, John Swasey (Kai) (Funimation)
Voiced by (Latin American): Salvador Delgado, Arturo Cataño (Kai)
Voiced by (Brazilian Portuguese):: Cassius Romero

The reporter from ZTV who covers the Cell Games and is an ardent supporter of Hercule.


  • Action Survivor: Along with Piiza, he's the only non-combatant who was present in the Cell Games. This was when he thought it would be akin to a normal tournament. Then things get insane, and for his part, he does make in one piece without being revived by the Dragon Balls.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: He never appeared again after the Cell saga.
  • Combat Commentator: The only announcer at the Cell Games, mainly due to everyone else fearing for their safety.
  • Jerkass: Very dismissive of the Z Fighters, amongst all Goku, who he thought would get himself killed by Cell.
  • Large Ham Announcer: Goes along with the territory when you're hyping up the Champ.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: While their actual jobs are different, for the purposes of the Cell Games, Jimmy is replacing the World Tournament Announcer. They even have the same voice actor in the Latin American Spanish dub.
  • Too Dumb to Live: The fact that he tried to interview Cell could have went very bad for him.

    Videl 

Videl (ビーデル, Biideru)

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Voiced by (Japanese): Yuko Minaguchi (Z, GT), Shino Kakinuma (Kai)
Voiced by (English): Kara Edwards (Z, Kai), Susan Huber (GT), Brina Palencia (Super DBZ video game) (Funimation); Moneca Stori, Jennifer Holder (Ocean/Blue Water); Erika Harlacher (Bang Zoom!/Toonami Asia in Super)
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish): Carola Vázquez (current voice), Mónica Manjarrez (Z ep. 200)

"I can't go out like this... I'm the daughter of Mr. Satan!"

Mr. Satan's daughter and Gohan's girlfriend who became his wife. She is introduced as a crimefighter who far surpasses her father in strength. When a teenage Gohan appears on the scene as the "Gold Fighter" and then Saiyaman, she grows suspicious and eventually manages to find out Gohan's secret. However, the more she gets to know him, the more she falls for him and the rest is history from there.


  • A Day in the Limelight: Broly – Second Coming has her joining Gohan, Goten and Trunks as the main heroes saving the day.
  • Adaptational Badass: As far as ki goes, she only really learns how to fly in the series proper. In some of the fighting games, however, she can learn basic Ki Blasts, as well as, in the case of Xenoverse 2, the game's general, all purpose Super Kamehameha.
  • Adorkable: She originally didn't think much of the Great Saiyaman, particularly over his costume, and Super Sentai-like poses, but after she discovered his Secret Identity as Gohan, and fell in love with him shortly afterwards, she donned a feminine version of Gohan's own, dubbing herself the "Great Saiyaman 2"/"Great Saiyawoman" and enthusiastically took part in similar antics after the Buu crisis ended. What's notable about this is that she already is famous for being a crime-fighter as Videl and doesn't need a superhero identity. She seemed to feel like doing it, and clearly enjoys it.
  • All Amazons Want Hercules: She starts to fall for Gohan after she finds out he's the Great Saiyaman (and after he starts teaching her how to fly). Incidentally, he is the only boy on the planet that is a better martial artist than her.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Although she has friends, she prefer to act alone while fighting crime and doesn't take the present of Saiyanman kindly. She is also cold and distrusting of Gohan when he first went to school. Later, this is implied to be a coping mechanism for her personal insecurity being the daughter of a celebrity.
  • Always Someone Better: Played for Laughs with Goten during flying practice. While Videl is a fast learner, Goten completely outshines, much to her frustration. Gohan had to tell Goten to tone it down so Videl would stop being jealous.
  • Anger Born of Worry: It's shown after she reunited with Gohan after Kid Buu is killed.
  • Badass Adorable: Cheekily pointed out by Krillin to Gohan:
    Krillin: Mr Satan's daughter, eh? She's so cute, you'd never guess. So Gohan, when are the wedding bells gonna toll, boy?
    Gohan: Oh come on, Uncle Krillin! It's not like that! We're not even dating!
  • Badass Normal: By ki-ignorant, normal human standards, she's one of the best fighters on Earth (still an ant by Z-fighter standards, but credit where credit is due).
  • Battle Couple: With Gohan as Saiyawoman at the end of the Z series and in movies.
  • Blackmail: She blackmails Gohan by threatening him to enter the tournament lest she reveal his secrets to his classmates. Thankfully, she doesn't, and even joins in on his superhero career.
  • Brainy Brunette: She does well in school, and is able to instantly discover Gohan's identity as the golden haired fighter with ease.
  • Boyish Short Hair: After she cuts it, due to Gohan's request.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Throwing a crystal at Broly in a movie, and verbally provoking Super Buu in the series. In a subversion of what's usually expected of this trope, both of these actually work and do exactly what Videl intended for them to do, although in the latter case Piccolo helped by telling Buu that she's Hercule's daughter.
  • Chickification:
    • Played straight for the most part in GT, where she is barely present beyond scenes establishing her as Gohan's wife and/or Pan's mother. However, one Played for Laughs moment where she tries dressing up as Great Saiyawoman again and joins Chi-Chi in going to take on Super 17, only to arrive to the battlefield too late, show that she's still got it deep down.
    • Downplayed in Super. While it seems like she's completely mellowed since Z, this is only because she's become comfortable expressing herself to her husband, friends and family, and no longer has anything to prove to others, including being the best in martial arts. Yet when Barry Khan tries to implicate Gohan as cheating on her, she sees right through it and calmly tears him down with words. Considering how easily she flew later in that same episode, she likely could've floored him then-and-there had she wished, but chose the high road. Plus at the same time, anyone who's been a parent knows child rearing is a full-time responsibility; it's hard to balance martial-arts training with this (Just ask Goku!).
  • Cute Bruiser: Good looking and capable of taking down most normal humans with little effort.
  • Cry into Chest: After the fight with Kid Buu, she does this to Gohan during their reunion.
  • Daddy's Girl: Mr. Satan at least thinks so. On her part, it's quite subverted. Though in the tournament arc she is shown to have a lot of pride at being Satan's daughter, seeing him as a great fighter.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: More so in the anime, in which she is portrayed as more bitchy initially but, around the time of her haircut, starts to act nicer toward Gohan. After getting married to Gohan, Videl reserves this attitude only to people she is very uncomfortable with.
  • Demoted to Extra: After Z. Justified along the same lines as Krillin and Yamcha. She's a normal human and so she can't keep up with the superpowered aliens.
  • Determinator: She won't stop fighting Supopovich until her very limits.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: She throws a crystal at Broly! It was done to distract Broly from killing Gohan. Regardless, very admirable.
  • Dub Name Change: Her superhero identity of Great Saiyaman 2 became Great Saiyawoman in the English dub because the original name doesn't translate well. After all, she isn't a man.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: She is highly skilled and strong martial artist who is able to take down people bigger and stronger than her. She then gets Ki training from Gohan and learns to fly.
  • Fair Cop: She fits the position nicely, given her good looks and the fact that her job is actually being a crime fighter.
  • Family Theme Naming: Her name is an anagram for "devil" and she's the daughter of Mr. Satan. Although 'Mr. Satan' is just his stage name, his real name Mark or Maaku in Japanese becomes an anagram for Akuma (Devil/demon). On the flipside of that, her late mother was named Miguel, Spanish for "archangel", and has a similar phonetic cadence as "Videl". One could say Videl's name is a fitting and clever blend of both parents' names.
  • Fearless Fool: Sometimes. Videl charges into battle and picks fights with opponents she knows she can't defeat. Also, see Let Me at Him! below. She drops this by Super.
  • Girliness Upgrade: She became a lot less tomboyish in Battle of Gods and Super. Although this could be attributed to her recent marriage and motherhood, by the epilogue of Z when Pan is a toddler, she's dressing less girly but not quite tomboyish either, lying more firmly in the middle.
  • Girlish Pigtails: She started out with her hair in pigtails, and they were her only feminine trait at the time. She cut them off at Gohan's recommendation (he said short hair would be more practical for martial arts).
  • Girly Bruiser: Wears some fancy dresses and styles her hair yet can take down muggers on Earth quickly.
  • Happily Married: To Gohan by the time of Super. There a lots of scenes about their happy domestic family life.
  • Heroic Lineage: She is the daughter of Mr. Satan, the savior of Earth and the universe.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: Despite the fact that she's actually better than him, she told Gohan that Hercule would probably beat her in a sparring match. Justified because she genuinely didn't know she's a Superior Successor.
  • High-School Sweethearts: Becomes this with Gohan after the events of the Buu Sage. They eventually marry and have a little girl together.
  • Housewife: After Kid Buu's defeat and starting a family with Gohan she's more focused on raising Pan than martial arts (but she still does them).
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: The top of her head barely reaches Gohan's mid-back; her shoulders are level with his waist. Not only is Videl short, Gohan is tall.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: This trope is the main reason she trains so hard, because she wants to be as powerful as her father who supposedly defeated Cell and was already strong enough to be asked for help from the police. When she discovers Gohan's secret identity, she stalks him until he teaches her how to fly (with Goten who by the way surpassed her in a hilarious way) and use her chi like the z warriors. After this she became the third most powerful Earthling woman in the series (after 18 and Chi-Chi). Discovering Gohan and his friends actually far surpass her father has Videl later drop this.
  • Important Haircut: We first see that she's warming up to Gohan when he tells her that short hair suits a warrior better and she thinks he likes short-haired girls. The next day she shows up with her Girlish Pigtails cut off.
  • Interspecies Romance: With Gohan who is a half-Saiyan. They eventually get married.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: During her "fight" with Spopovich. Videl realizes she's way out of her league and allows herself to be thrown out of the ring; however, Spopovich grabs her in mid-air and tosses her right back in so he can continue beating her senseless.
  • The Law of Conservation of Detail: She's the only character to be significantly redesigned in Battle of Gods, while even Goten and Trunks still have their kid designs despite being several years older, you'd think she's unusually important and she's the final piece to unlocking Goku's Super Sayian God form.
  • Let Me at Him!: She tries to save Gohan from Spopovich and Yamu, but Goku has to hold her back. This actually solidifies her badass status, as she had, only a few minute earlier, gotten the hell beat out of her by Spopovich, yet she still wants to help. Better yet, unlike a Saiyan, she doesn't get stronger after healing from fatal attacks.
  • Little Miss Badass: She's got low ki control and no superpowers, but is very physically strong and tough for a normal human. Probably would've made it to the World Martial Arts Tournament semi-finals, if she'd been born 20 years earlier.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Initially in the Majin Buu arc, most noticeably at the tournament where Gohan goes out of his way to try and stop her from finding out about the Sayians and other aliens. Completely averts this after the Buu arc and joining the Z fighters.
  • Made of Iron: She was able to take a beating from Spopovich, which could have killed any regular human being.
  • Missing Mom: She once angrily remarks that "ever since Mom died, Dad uses his fame and championship to sleep around with different women every day!" (Though some media changes the "died" for "left.")
  • Nice Girl: Eventually mellows out into this. But only if you don't annoy her.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Is on the receiving end of an absolutely savage one at the hands of Spopovich once he stops holding back; Spopovich goes so far as to stomp on her head until she's literally crying from the pain. In fact, it's only because of Yamu ordering Spopovich to stop and ring her out that Videl got out alive.
  • Not So Different: Definitely with Chi-Chi, which is why they quickly get along. Both have dark hair and pale skin. Both lost their mothers at an early age and were raised by their fathers. Both women are the sheltered beautiful daughters of heavily-built rich men with heavy facial hair. Both have initially overprotective fathers who ease off later. Both are somewhat socially insecure in their youth. Both Chi-Chi and Videl are headstrong tomboy martial artists who happen to marry a Saiyan. Both women retire from martial arts after marriage. Both even mellow out similarly after some tension with their future husbands when first interacting with them.
  • Perky Goth: During Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods (and the corresponding saga in Dragon Ball Super) she's become more fashion-conscious, trading in her plain shirts and gym shorts for a red dress with a black devil's face on it and her hair is more stylised. She really stands out compared to her nerdy husband and the other more conventional-looking women. By the epilogue of Z, however, she's taken on a more mature style, although maintaining the red color.
  • Perpetual Frowner: She's this until she mellows out. In short, when she has the pigtails she's usually frowning, but when she cuts her hair short she's a lot more prone to smiling.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Despite her size, she only comes up to Gohan's chest, she can apparently lift more weights than Sharpner with ease.
  • Secret Keeper: Of the blackmailing kind initially after she learns that Gohan was the Great Saiyaman. She then later finds out that Gohan is the gold fighter and the person who really killed Cell seven years ago. By the end of the Buu Saga, she becomes an official member of the group along with her father.
  • She's Got Legs: Despite her originally buff figure, she still gets some leg focus throughout certain scenes, even when wearing garments, the camera tends to focus on this point. Though this is normally seen when she has spandex, a skirt or actual shorts on. She actually IS quite slender compared to other more buff women in the franchise like Android 18.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: She may have become a sweet and gentle housewife 6 years after the Defeat of Majin Buu, but Videl's strength of character has if anything become even more formidable. This is best exemplified by her reaction to Barry trying to blackmail her into sleeping with him with photos of Gohan being on the receiving end of a chaste and innocent kiss. Whereas Videl the Tomboy would have smashed Barry's teeth out (and she no doubt still could) for this insult, Videl the *Mother* told Barry with firm-dignity without even raising her voice that she believes in her husband, and calmly asks him to leave her house. Yuko Minaguchi brought a wonderfully convincing performance of the "kind but strong mother" that she has spent the last two decades pefecting with roles like the equally-adorable mom Akiko Minase of Kanon to this scene. She gives a little speech about this when talking to Chi-Chi about Pan's future, saying that while she always liked girly things, she's also always loved Martial Arts too and considers both to be important parts of her life, and she would be fine with Pan growing up to be a fighter too.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Part of the reason Videl fell in love with Gohan is because, unlike her father, he was much more humble when it came to how strong he was.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: With a single deal with Gohan, Videl single-handedly kicks off the chain of events that lead to the Buu Saga: Gohan wasn't interested in participating in the World Martial Arts Tournament until Videl proded him into it after learning that he was the son of Goku, the legendary (within the martial arts community) fighter who was the champion before her father. This would lead to the Z-Fighters reuniting at the Tournament (including Goku himself, despite the handicap of being dead) and meeting Babidi's minions Yamu and Spopovich, and the Supreme Kai.
  • The Southpaw: She's shown to write left-handed and pitches baseballs with her left hand during baseball practice.
  • Spoiled Sweet: She comes from a rich family, but she's still a good girl.
  • Superior Successor: Even before she trains with Gohan she was stronger than her dad. Mr. Satan seems to suspect this, which is why he refuse to train with her.
  • Teens Are Short: She is listed as 1.57 meters (5'2), just a little taller than Krillin.
  • Theme Naming: Videl is an anagram for devil keeping with the theme that her father is Mr. Satan.
  • Tomboy: Loves martial arts. She even cut her hair to make herself a more effective fighter per Gohan's advice. Though, initially she thought Gohan liked girls with short hair better, even blushes at his suggestion.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: While she wears Skirt over Slacks when fighting, she seems quite comfortable in mini skirts and dresses, especially after starting to date Gohan. She sums it up well in one episode of Super, saying she enjoys feminine things and Martial Arts and sees no problems with this.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In the Battle of Gods saga of Dragon Ball Super, while she doesn't really fight, she gets the distinction of being the first pure-blooded human to go Super Saiyan (thanks to being pregnant with the 1/4 Saiyan Pan, but still). Also, in Dragon Ball Xenoverse, her Ki knowledge has gotten to a point where she can shoot standard Ki blasts.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: At least towards Gohan who she stalked and bullied before falling in love with him.
  • Tsundere: Type A. Despite being a crime fighter she's usually cold to others, but usually warmer to Gohan. Especially after he starts training her in flight. Switches fully into type B by the time of Super.
  • Undying Loyalty: When Barry tries to blackmail Gohan by showing a photo of Cocoa kissing him into perceiving Gohan as if he cheats on Videl, she absolutely refused to believe it is true and knows that Gohan isn't the type of person to do this.
  • The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter: She is Mr. Satan's daughter and she is quite the looker. Even Krillin lampshades this trope.
  • Uptown Girl: For Gohan, who grew up in the mountains and is socially awkward at times while she comes from a rich family.
  • Wacky Parent, Serious Child: The Serious Child to Hercule's Wacky Parent. While her father usually acts silly, she is usually laid-back most of the time.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Back in the original Dragon Ball, flight was considered a very advanced technique. Goku didn't learn it until the very end of the series. Videl learns it in ten days after she first learns that ki even exists.
  • When She Smiles: More noticeable in the Great Saiyaman and World Tournament sagas. She gives off a very cold demeanor throughout a lot of her interactions with people, but when she starts her training with Gohan, we see her start to lighten up and blush, showcasing a surprising warmth and vulnerability. The focus the animation gives to her bright, wide-eyed, blue eyes probably helps as well.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: Wears tight spandex shorts in the Buu arc, and in Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon, she wears actual short shorts.
  • You Just Told Me: Manga only, where Videl figures out Gohan is Saiyaman in about three seconds. The anime took a bit longer, and only because of an identical cut from Saiyaman was on Gohan.

    Sharpner and Erasa 

Sharpner (シャプナー, Shapunā) and Erasa (イレーザ, Irēza)

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Erasa voiced by (Japanese): Megumi Urawa
Erasa voiced by (English): Laura Bailey (Z), Alexis Tipton (Kai) (Funimation dub)
Erasa voiced by (Latin American): Circe Luna
Sharpner voiced by (Japanese): Hiro Yuki, Mitsuaki Madono (Kai)
Sharpner voiced by (English): Duncan Brannan (Funimation dub), Alistair Abell (Ocean dub)
Sharpner voiced by (Latin American): Enrique Mederos, José Arenas (ep. 200 and Movie 13), Rolando de la Fuente (Kai The Final Chapters)
Two friends of Videl at Orange Star High School.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: Sharpner in the anime. He's far more antagonistic towards Gohan in the anime, although it's probably because he has more screentime than in the manga.
  • Advertised Extra: They are among the main group in Z's second Japanese opening despite having very little screentime in the actual show.
  • Amazon Chaser: Sharpner for Videl. He doesn't catch her, though.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Erasa's outfit in the World Tournament Arc.
  • Beauty Is Bad: Sharpner.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: They never appeared after the Majin Buu saga, although considering they were students at the time, is easy to guess they simply graduated and went their own ways.
  • Everyone Can See It: In the English dub, they have both lightly teased Videl about a perceived relationship with Gohan. Possibly a case of Depending on the Writer in Sharper's case.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Sharpner to Gohan.
  • Hopeless Suitor:
    • Sharpner towards Videl. She finds him obnoxious.
    • Erasa towards Gohan. She obviously has a crush on him, spending most of their shared screentime hitting on him, but since Gohan is Oblivious to Love...
  • Jerk Jock: Sharpner.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Erasa is this with her massive cleavage. Erasa has even bigger cleavage in the World Tournament Arc and also shows her navel.
  • Nerds Are Sexy: Erasa certainly thinks so. While Sharpner quickly dismisses Gohan as a nerd, Erasa spends most of her debut episode flirting with him.
  • Punny Names: Sharpner and Erasa. Get it?
  • Satellite Characters: They only exist to be Videl's friends and that's it.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Sharpner.
  • Shipper on Deck: Despite her own crush on him, Erasa occasionally playfully teases Videl about her apparent relationship with Gohan. Note: this is all before Gohan and Videl do become a couple and presumably before any romantic feelings even began to emerge on either of their parts.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Erasa is the Girly Girl to Videl's Tomboy.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Even with being an Adaptational Jerkass in the anime, Sharpner joins Erasa in cheering Gohan on when they figure out, from his hair, that he's the Great Saiyaman.

    Marron 

Marron (マーロン, Māron)

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Click here to see her in GT 
Voiced by (Japanese): Tomiko Suzuki, Hiroko Ushida (Kai)
Voiced by (English): Melodee Lenz (Z), Meredith McCoy (Bio-Broly, GT), Tia Ballard (Resurrection 'F', Kai, Super) (Funimation); Cathy Weseluck (Z), Lori Barnes Smith (GT) (Ocean/Blue Water)
Voiced by (Latin American): Cristina Hernández (current voice), Gaby Ugarte (Bio-Broly)

Krillin's daughter with Android 18.


  • Aerith and Bob: Her name is pronunced "Maron" and is the French word for "chestnut", which Krillin (Kulilin) is also named after.
  • Break the Cutie: In GT, poor girl had to witness her father being murdered by her uncle. She didn't witness when Super Buu murdered her father in Z, though, since Buu immediately targeted BOTH her and her mother at one time.
  • Cheerful Child: As shown in many scenes with her parents and when she's cheering for her mother in the tournament in the Buu Arc. In Dragon Ball Super she spends most of her time at Bulma's party gleefully playing with Chaotzu.
  • Children Are Innocent: While everyone else is panicking at Beerus and Goku's battle throwing them around, Marron treats it like she's on a fun ride at an amusement park.
  • The Cutie: A sweet little girl who is filled with life and energy.
  • Family Theme Naming: Krillin and Marron are both puns on chestnuts.
  • Flat Character: She did not have great relevance unlike her parents. In fact, she is almost always only there to show up as their daughter.
  • Girlish Pigtails: She has blond, girlish pigtails them as a child and as an adult in GT.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She has blond hair and is nothing but a good girl.
  • Harmful to Minors: She had to watch her father get turned into chocolate by Super Buu and get eaten. Then she was killed and eaten herself. Note that, according to the Daizenshuu, Vegetto was only able to keep his power after being turned into candy because of the special properties of his earrings. However, it implies that he'd still be self-aware even if he didn't retain his power. So Maron and the others would still be fully conscious while Super Buu was chewing on them.
  • Infant Immortality: She averts it. She's three years old at the time of the Buu saga, and she's unceremoniously killed along with everyone else.
  • Innocently Insensitive: In one scene when Master Roshi says that he wants to enter the tournament and she responds with "No way, you're too old!!" Justified as she is only 3 years old, and she probably doesn't know any better.
  • Kill the Cutie: DAMN YOU, SUPER BUU. Thankfully, like many other in the series, she's revived.
  • Living Prop: She's mainly used as a visual cue to Goku and the readers that yes, Krillin and 18 were a couple. Super gives her a little more personality, but she's still pretty flat.
  • Nice Hat: As seen here.
  • Non-Action Guy: In GT, which is ironic because her parents are a Battle Couple.
  • The Noseless: As a toddler.
  • Only One Name: Like her parents, she doesn't have a last name.
  • Plucky Girl: Mildly developing into one in Super. While she doesn't fight or train, she's shown to love all the fighting and danger that goes on around her. When everyone else is screaming and panicking, she laughs and has the time of her life. Also, when given the chance to help Goten and Trunks hunt poachers on an island full of monsters, she jumps at the chance despite having no apparent means of defending herself.
  • She Is All Grown Up: In GT.
  • Skintone Sclerae: Just like her father, but only as a child.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Marron looks like Krillin with 18's blond hair as a toddler. As a teenage girl, or whenever she has a disinterested expression, she resembles her mother.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: She and Bulla are the girly-girls to Pan's tomboy.

    Bra / Bulla 

Bra / Bulla (ブラ, Bura)

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Click here to see her in Super 
Voiced by (Japanese): Hiromi Tsuru
Voiced by (English): Megan Woodall (Z), Parisa Fakhri (GT), Lauren Landa (Kai) (Funimation); Leda Davies (GT) (Blue Water)
Voiced by (Latin American): Gaby Ugarte (Z), Isabel Martiñón (GT and Kai: The Final Chapters)

Vegeta's and Bulma's second child. Most of her characterization is from GT.


  • Statuesque Stunner: She's designed to be a Ms. Fanservice, attracted the eyes of a couple older men, and is around as tall as a number of the adults. That said, she's only nine, and much taller than Goku was at twelve (and a bit taller than the slightly-older Pan).
  • Stripperiffic: In GT she wears a red midriff top with exposed shoulders, red finger-less gloves that go up to the shoulders, a red mini skirt with a yellow belt buckle and red thigh-high boots.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Looks just like her mother did when she was a teenager.
  • The Tease: Flirted with two older men while her father was driving.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: She and Marron are the girly girls to Pan's tomboy.
  • Tsundere:
    • In the quest to recruit her to your team in Fusions, after you defeat her in a battle and explain that you kept screwing up her attempts to get Dennish's attention because you thought she was in danger, she'll call you stupid but also blurts out that she likes you and joins your team.
    • In Budokai Tenkaichi 2, she makes comments on how her parents were 'so lame', as she came from further down the timeline than where the game takes place. Later on in the future section of Fusions, she proudly proclaims her parentage to her brother's younger version when he expresses shock that she knows at least basic combat, so it's not like she actually hates her parents or anything.
  • Valley Girl: Like mother, like daughter.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: The last time she is seen in GT is helping summon Shenron at the end of the Super 17 arc, only for the Shadow Dragons to be summoned instead.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Like her mother Bulma, she has blue hair.
  • Younger Than They Look: Officially born in Age 780, making her nine years old at the start of GT, and younger than Pan by a year.

    Oob / Uub 

    Valese / Palace 

Valese / Palace (パレス, Paresu)

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Voiced by (Japanese): Natsumi Yanase
Voiced by (English): Amber Cotton (Funimation); Carol-Anne Day (Blue Water)
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish): Rebeca Gómez
Voiced by (French): Joëlle Gugui; Naiké Fauveau-Mellerin

Goten's girlfriend in Dragon Ball GT. As naive and spacey as she can be, she is a good person and has true feelings for Goten.


  • Brainless Beauty: A downplayed example. While she's not a total idiot, the fact that she didn't exactly know how to eat from an ice cream cone or even eat a hamburger says something...
  • Expy: Attitude-wise, she's basically Krillin's ex-girlfriend Maron, but with slightly more of a brain.
  • Fantastically Indifferent: She doesn't even bat an eye to Goten's ability to fly, his fighting prowess, or the fact that he can turn his hair gold. As a matter of fact, she even likens Goten to an angel.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Interestingly, she's one of the series' more notable aversions to this trope. Normally, she's seen to be about as tall as her boyfriend Goten (if not an inch taller than him on some occasions).
  • Kindhearted Simpleton: She may be a bit of a ditz, but she's very sweet and polite all the same.
  • Not So Different: Actually has a couple of things in common with Videl. Specifically, both were disliked by Chi-Chi initially, both are from a wealthy family, both have strict rules (Videl's boyfriend must be stronger than Mr. Satan, Valese has a curfew), both have a family life where they have little interaction with their parents, and both are in a relationship with a son of Goku.
  • Only One Name: Like most of the characters in the series.
  • Satellite Love Interest: All things considered, Valese doesn't exactly have too much in the way of personality considering how she's usually only seen when Goten is around.
  • Theme Naming: Valese's Japanese name, "Palace", is a pun on "goten" (御殿), a Japanese word for palace that is a homonym on her boyfriend's name.
  • Uptown Girl: According to an one-off line from Goten in the Japanese version of GT, Valese is implied to be this.

Deities

    Kaiō-sama / King Kai 

King Kai (界王, Kaiō-sama) / North Kai (北の界王, Kita no Kaiō, "North King of the World")

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Voiced by (Japanese): Joji Yanami, Naoki Tatsuta (Super episode 12 onward)
Voiced by (English): Sean Schemmel (Funimation); Don Brown (Z), Dean Galloway (GT) (Ocean/Blue Water) Paul Bandey, Ed Marcus (AB Groupe/"Big Green"); Michael McConnohie (Bang Zoom!/Toonami Asia in Super)
Voiced by (Latin American): Ricardo Hill (current voice), José Luis McConnell (Arc Majin Buu, Movie 4-12 and GT), Leonardo García (Kai until chapter 58), Eduardo Fonseca (Kai), Héctor Lee (Battle of Gods)

Goku's fourth mentor in the series (after Master Roshi, Korin, and Kami). A small cricket-like man with a penchant for bad jokes. Helps train Goku to fight Nappa and Vegeta while Goku is in the afterlife. Also provides much information on the races in the series. He's actually the North Kai—one of four gods who rule over the four galaxies of the universe (and who act like bickering siblings).


  • Actually, That's My Assistant: He's a bit bemused to find Goku imitating his pet monkey Bubbles when they first meet.
  • Beyond the Impossible: Downplayed. Several times he lays down "safety rules" about his technique or procedures, occasionally just as Goku is about to exceed them. A good example is his rule about never going higher than Kaioken x2, higher than which you might explode. Goku's max is Kaioken x10 (x20 in the anime); against Lord Slug he even hit Kaioken x100.
  • Big Fun: He can be amusing, but comes across as an Only Sane Man when Goku is around.
  • Big Good: Shares this role with Kami during the first part of the Saiyan Saga and the last leg of the Frieza Saga. He remains the primary big good until the Cell Games.
  • Butt-Monkey: Becomes this to the other Kais after he dies. Is nearly resurrected by Goku at the end of the "Future" Trunks saga of Dragon Ball Super, but the latter is interrupted one too many times, leading Shenron to disintegrate before the wish can even be made.
  • The Chessmaster: He came up with the plan to use the Earth's Dragon Balls to revived everyone that was killed on Namek. He gambled that the Grand Elder would also be revived since his life was shortened by Frieza killing his children. With the Grand Elder alive, the Dragon Balls on Namek were revived, and he used the last wish to wish everyone except Frieza and Goku (upon the latter's request) to Earth. His plan all but saved the Namekian people from extinction.
  • Cool Car: He owns a red 1950s Chevrolet sedan that he drives around his planet when he gets bored. He's jealous of the Grand Kai's car, a blue Cadillac convertible, that he considers much cooler than his Chevy.
  • Cool Shades: He wears Lennon Specs.
  • Death Is a Slap on the Wrist: True of almost every character, but lampshaded and Played for Laughs when Goku transports a self-destructing Cell to his planet, annihilating him (and Goku... once again.) But since this is the afterlife, they both pop back instantly with halos. King Kai is very annoyed and has to put up with ribbing from the other Kais for a while.
  • Dub Name Change:
    • To Kaito in some European dubs. This even got carried over to his Kaio-ken technique.
    • The name King Kai itself is also a name change. It's Kaio in the original Japanese version, making Kaio-ken Lost in Translation in the English dub.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: Despite being a god and overseeing of the entire northern galaxy, he gets little respect from Goku or the other lower Kais. Goku treats King Kai like an old buddy. He eats all his food and often uses his planet for training without any regard towards him. To the other lower Kais, he's the Butt-Monkey because he's dead.
  • Eccentric Mentor: His methods are very unorthodox and he comes across as very silly.
  • Killed Off for Real: When he and his friends die in the Cell Saga, they are never revived. Kai adds some lines about him coming back, but retains scenes of him with his halo. It's really a moot point given he already lives in the afterlife. Even so, he wants to be revived, and it's a Running Gag in Super that the heroes keep forgetting to wish him back whenever they summon Shenron. In the manga it's said that he was revived by the wish about Cell's victims but later panels have him and Bubbles keep halos anyway...though the halos are gone in the Buu arc's panels.
  • Loser Deity: Played with. King Kai for the most does his job quite well, but he became a joke among his fellow Kais due to being the only one who died thanks to Goku, necessitating a halo above his head.
  • Master-Apprentice Chain: He is Goku's third teacher and he went on to teach his own students: King Kai > Son Goku > Son Gohan, Pan, and Uub.
  • Mentor Occupational Hazard: Ironically his cause of death wasn't to get Goku as a student but because Goku teleported the exploding Cell to his house.
  • Never Live It Down: In-Universe, towards Goku. King Kai (as well as Gregory and Bubbles) are all to eager to remind Goku that they are still dead every time he visits them.
  • Obsolete Mentor: Subverted. Even though he was already weaker than Vegeta before he taught Goku, King Kai is still a veritable library of skills, techniques and literally centuries of wisdom.
  • Only Sane Man: He's the wisest and most serious of the four lower Kais. He's also kept up to date on current events in the living world.
  • Parental Substitute: When King Kai starts berating Piccolo for his decision to fight Frieza alongside Krillin and Gohan (worried that he'll just get himself killed again), Piccolo jokes that this must be what it's like to have a mom.
    • He definitely has this relationship with Goku. When Goku wants to stay on a soon-to-explode Namek to fight Frieza, King Kai is VERY reluctant to leave Goku there.
  • Physical God: The status, not the power that the fighters wield. It should be noted however that his power level is given in Weekly Jump and Daizenshuu 7 as 3,500. This makes him far stronger than the likes of Raditz and in the same league as Nappa (stronger if he can do even a basic version of the Kaio-Ken which he invented, which would boost him to 7,000). So he's actually quite strong (far stronger than anyone from Dragon Ball), he's just far outclassed by most fighters in Z. However, his telepathy is much better than that of East Supreme Kai, despite the latter being his superior. While East Supreme Kai couldn't let Vegeta communicate with the Earth's entire population like Babidi did, North Kai had that ability.
  • Promoted to Playable: Dragon Ball Kai: Ultimate Butouden marks his debut as a playable character.
  • Pungeon Master: In addition to being a martial arts master. Before he agrees to train you, you have to make him laugh, and he only likes really lame jokes.
  • Psychic Powers: Can use his "cricket antennae" to have psychic conversations with others. He uses this to communicate with Goku and the others, coordinate plans (the wishes to revive everyone who died on Namek and send them to Earth while Goku was fighting Freeza, and later convincing everyone on Earth to contribute to Goku's Spirit Bomb while fighting Buu), and warn Goku of potential danger to Earth (several of the movies). And anyone touching his back can piggyback on his telepathy.
  • Renowned Selective Mentor: He is one of the lower gods of the Dragon Ball universe and only trains those who can make it to the end of Snake Way, which is several times longer than the circumference of the Earth. Although he trains Piccolo, Tien, Yamcha, and Chiaotzu, Goku is the only one he teaches the Spirit Bomb and Kaioken to. Goku is also the only one he keeps a personal relationship with.
  • Signature Move: He invented the Kaio-Ken and Spirit Bomb, although we only see Goku using them.
  • Telepathy: He has possible the strongest form of telepathy in the series since he can communicate with an entire planet and allow others to do the same.
  • Top God: He was introduced as the highest godly authority in the Saiyan arc, with other gods such as Kami and Yemma being deferential to him. Retcons rendered him increasingly irrelevant as higher gods were introduced, though he's still supposed to be the highest god of his galaxy at least. First the other Kaios, then the Dai Kaio, then the Kaioshins, then the Dai Kaioshin (currently deceased), then the God of Destruction, then the other Gods of Destruction, then the Grand Priest, and finally the King of Everything (Zeno).
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Downplayed and justified towards Goku in Super, where King Kai is noticeably bitter towards him. Given Goku keeps forgetting to wish him back to life and constantly uses his planet as training grounds note , it's not surprising that Goku's attitude has become too much to handle for King Kai. Even Goku himself noticed this change in behaviour multiple times... although he keeps forgetting why it's the case.
  • Wax On, Wax Off: First task: catch a monkey. Second task: hit a bug with a hammer (though second task is anime only).
  • Weak, but Skilled: When he debuted he was already weaker than Vegeta. He also happens to be an awesome martial arts master, training Goku from weaker than Raditz to be able to mop the floor with Nappa without the Kaio-Ken... That he also invented alongside the Spirit Bomb.
  • What the Hell, Hero?:
    • He gets on Goku for fighting Beerus despite warning him several times that he stood no chance against him. And also for getting him, Gregory and Bubbles killed.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: Goku finally intends to have him and his friends wished back to life at the end of the "Future" Trunks saga... but the rest of the gang on earth has other ideas, interrupting him until Shenron disappears again.

    Shin / (East) Supreme Kai / (East) Kaioshin 

Shin (シン) / (East) Supreme Kai ((東の)界王神, (Higashi no) Kaiōshin, "(East) World King God")

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Voiced by (Japanese): Yuji Mitsuya, Shin'ichiro Ota (GT and Super)
Voiced by (English): Kent Williams (Funimation); Michael Dobson (Ocean); David Vincent (Bang Zoom!/Toonami Asia in Super)
Voiced by (Latin American): Genaro Vásquez (Current Voice), José Gilberto Vilchis (Battle of Gods)

The Top God (until the Old Kai is released) who appears to be a short, purple alien with a white mohawk. He is assisted by his servant Kibito. He is the last surviving Supreme Kai since Majin Buu came to his world and killed/absorbed the others. However, he managed to avenge them by killing the monster's creator, the wizard Bibidi and leaving Buu's cocoon on Earth. Millions of years later, he returned to Earth when Bibidi's son, Babidi, sought to revive Majin Buu and enlisted Goku's, Gohan's, Vegeta's, Krillin's and Piccolo's help to stop him. While they failed to prevent the release of Majin Buu, he was generally surprised by the incredible powers of Super Saiyans and assisted Gohan. One fusion later, he resumes his role as the second Supreme Kai.


  • Achilles' Heel: He's Beerus' walking, talking Achilles' Heel. He's the Kami to Beerus' Piccolo in that he's a much weaker being than Beerus that, through a life link, will take Beerus to the grave with him if he's killed.
  • A Dog Named "Dog": He's a Physical God who's name means god.
  • Adorkable: After he drops the mysterious act, he grows much more cheerful and friendly, and is often flustered by the others' antics, especially once Old Kai comes into the picture. The way he is drawn in Super has even led fans to call him Moe Kai.
  • Ascended Extra: He has a far more active role in Super than he was in GT, since Super heavily surrounds the plotlines of Top Gods in each universe, his life being linked with Beerus, and the Future Trunks Saga, which surrounded the plot of a renegade Supreme Kai in training. This is especially true in the manga adaptation of the Future Trunks Saga, where he takes a time ring to confirm Zamasu's evil deeds, and he personally fights him to avenge Gowasu being stabbed despite being outclassed.
  • Arch-Enemy: He is this to Babidi because he killed his father. Supreme Kai also feels personally responsible for Majin Buu, who murdered all his mentors and friends.
  • Big Good: Takes over from King Kai for the first half of the Buu Saga. He tells the heroes about Buu and the need to stop him. After failing to stop Buu's revival, he takes Gohan back to the World of the Kais to release the Z Sword and train. He eventually shares this role with Old Kai for the rest of the series.
  • Bishōnen: He is cute looking and boyish with pretty puppy eyes and earrings, and the way he is drawn makes him look cute. When fusing with Kibito, he becomes a long haired pretty boy. It should be noted that, despite being several million years old at the minimum, he was by far the youngest of U7's Supreme Kais before Buu attacked, so his appearance reflects that.
  • Break the Cutie: In the past, when Bibidi had Buu kill his True Companions and the other Supreme Kais at the time, right before his eyes.
  • Butt-Monkey: In the Super manga, at least, Beerus has no respect for him and the amount of crap he gets from him is quite pitiful.
  • Can't Live Without You: Similar to Piccolo and Kami, Old Kai and his life are tied with Beerus, meaning if he dies, so will Beerus. He happens to be lucky that the Grand Supreme Kai sacrificed himself so he can live. Humorously, this pretty much makes him capable of mouthing off to Beerus despite being several orders of magnitude weaker, as the God of Destruction wouldn't dare harm him.
  • Cowardly Lion: He's constantly freaking out, even in the face of threats weaker than he is, but when the chips are down he can be trusted to fight with all his might, even if he has no chance. He gave it his best against Buu and saved Gohan's life during that battle despite getting hammered himself, and pulled an effective Heroic Sacrifice in Trunks' timeline to help him defeat Dabra. And in the Super manga, he was willing to take on Black after the latter nearly killed Gowasu. He had no chance and got a beating from Future Zamasu for his trouble, but give him points for his guts.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: He harshly critiques Beerus's work ethic during the Universe Survival Arc. Luckily, since he's life-linked to Beerus, he can get away with it. That said, as he probably didn't know that killing him would kill Beerus himself, it took some serious moxie to say so to a Destroyer who is far stronger than Goku.
    (Beerus is blaming him for U7's low mortal level because of his merely watching events.)
    Shin: What about you? What have you done besides spend most of your time sleeping?
  • Dub Name Change:
    • To Neptune in the French dub and all the dubs derived from it. (It can be supposed the translator understood 海王 (King/Lord of the Seas), instead of 界王 (King/Lord of Worlds).)
    • The name Supreme Kai itself is also a name change. It's Kaioshin in the original Japanese version. The Viz English manga translation goes with "Lord of Lords", a somewhat liberal translation of his title (God of the Kings of the Worlds).
  • Foil: His intended role with Beerus in-universe. Shin is the God of Creation while Beerus is the God of Destruction. Dialogue in Super states it is his role to create new planets and nurture newer lifeforms while Beerus is supposed to destroy planets to fill in new ones. While he is weaker than Beerus, one another cannot live without each other, and Shin and Old Kai are the only two Supreme Kais left who are linked to Beerus.
  • Fusion Dance: Played for Laughs with his servant Kibito, which results in his more elf-like appearance. Until they use the Namekian Dragon Balls and separate in Super.
  • God Is Inept: While he means well, he's unsuccessful at preventing Buu's revival and spends most of the saga in Oh, Crap! mode. In the end, he's completely reliant on Earth's fighters and Old Kai to stop Buu. Justified by him being young and Incompletely Trained, along the Saiyans not listening to him when he warns how powerful Buu is.
  • The Gods Must Be Lazy: Played straight and subverted. He takes no direct action against beings like Frieza, most likely seeing Frieza as being orderly and not destroying planets willy-nilly despite being evil. However, he takes personal action to stop Buu's revival. It doesn't work and he's helpless to stop Buu once he's released. Dialogue in Super suggests that the Kais aren't allowed to interfere on the mortal plane (only the God of Destruction is allowed to do that); he and his fellows only went after Buu because Buu attacked the Kais first. However, other universes show the two are supposed to work together, and Shin didn't know who Beerus was to allow that, Justifying it on some level.
  • Greater-Scope Paragon: He's the highest-level Universe 7 Kai after the Grand Supreme Kai got absorbed by Buu.
  • His Name Really Is "Barkeep": He was introduced using the name "Shin", which turned out to be shorthand for his title of "Kaioshin". Then later it was revealed that his actual name was indeed Shin, making his use of it as an alias during the World Tournament a case of Real Name as an Alias.
  • Incompletely Trained: Old Kai's assessment of him when he appears. The Supreme Kai is trying his best, but he missed out on a lot of instruction when Buu killed all of his superiors, forcing him to take on the role before he was ready. This is expanded in Super where he is shown to be even more ignorant by not knowing who Beerus was except for rumors, which stands out since he's supposed to work with Beerus. He didn't even know who Zeno was, much to Old Kai's annoyance.
  • Informed Ability: After fusing with Kibito he says he is ready to fight alongside Goku but Old Kai stops him, saying that he's still no match for Buu.
  • I Sense a Disturbance in the Force: Being a Kai, he would have some degree of omniscience, and doesn't need antennae for it.
  • Loser Deity: While he seems like a proper God at first, the more time there is spent in his company the more it becomes clear he's terrible at his job. He's practically a child with little experience and prone to making mistakes, which is especially prevalent when his ancestor Elder Kai is released and shows him how it's done. Elder Kai has called him out on being an idiot, while even Goku teases Shin for being less useful than Elder Kai.
  • Meaningful Name: Shin is part of Kaioshin, emphasizing his position as the Supreme Kai. This is how Piccolo was able to figure out his true identity when he was using his name as a mysterious alias.
  • Nice Guy: He's polite and hardly gets mad at the good guys.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: He deliberately let Spopovich and Yamu absorb Gohan's energy, and explicitly forbade the Z-Fighters from interfering, for the purpose of following them back to Babidi's hideout; said energy gave Babidi half of what he needed to revive Majin Buu in one shot, something he wasn't expecting. On top of that, his plan for stopping Babidi from gathering enough energy to resurrect Buu involves... bringing individuals with a lot of energy right to him. Though Babidi's plan has a few hitches, it succeeds without sacrificing anything Babidi cares about. Babidi takes great pleasure in rubbing in the Supreme Kai's face how he pretty much handed him victory on a silver platter.
  • Normal Fish in a Tiny Pond: He's extremely powerful compared to nearly all mortal lifeforms and even the gods - he could have felled Frieza (the strongest mortal in the universe at the time) as he was on Namek in a single blow, and was considered stronger than Piccolo at the time they faced each other, and probably could have given Cell a decent fight even if he couldn't win. However, he's fairly weak for a Supreme Kai since his fellow Supreme Kais (his teachers) were killed by Buu before his training could be completed, coupled with his (for a god) young age. As of Super, he's outclassed by most if not all of the Z Fighters, despite being in a position that normally mean he would hopelessly dwarf most of their powers.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • His reaction on discovering the power of the Saiyans on Earth. To really understand his surprise, imagine that you thought you were the ultimate lifeform in the universe…until you went to a backwater planet and found a group of beings who were so powerful as to render you utterly insignificant engaged in what amounts to a pissing match.
      Supreme Kai: Who are you people?!?
    • Goes From Bad to Worse when his plan to let Spopovich and Yamu absorb Gohan's energy in order to get them to lead him to Babidi backfires. He wasn't expecting Gohan's energy to supply half of what Babidi needed to revive Majin Buu.
    • His reaction when he realizes that Vegeta is the new fighter Dabura mentioned.
    • He, along with Kibito, has a comical version when the Z-Sword broke on accident (they were expecting it to be much sturdy). Luckily it released Old Kai from it.
    • When he fused with Kibito, he has this reaction about its permanent effects.
    • He is absolutely terrified when he realizes that Super Buu is changing back into the mindlessly destructive Kid Buu.
    • In Super, he has a massive freak-out when Zeno wanted to meet Goku. It nearly took a toll on him due to how casual Goku was being towards Zeno.
    • Has an even bigger one after Universe 9 is erased. The look on his face is of pure despair.
    • He has his biggest one yet after his gushing over how romantic 18 and Krillin's relationship is, which angers 18 so much that she shoots a ki blast at his head from inside the arena.
  • Physical God: He is strong enough to make Z-era Piccolo piss himself, which makes him many times stronger than most of the cast outside of the adult Saiyans, Dabura, and Majin Buu. He becomes even stronger after merging with Kibito and gains the ability to teleport to any of the lower worlds, whether they have life or not. He can also materialize objects with a mere thought. Despite his powers, he is the weakest and least experienced of all the Supreme Kais in Universe 7. His superiors were murdered by Buu.
  • Poor Communication Kills: He has a bad habit of only mentioning important information after it's needed such as Dabura's spit turning people into stone or details on Babadi's fighters. The worst may be he never bothering to mention about Buu's absorption abilities. Because of this, no one expects Buu to absorb them.
  • Pragmatic Hero: Tries to be this, but is less than effective due to constantly underestimating how strong the Saiyans are and how much they love fighting. His counterpart from Future Trunks' timeline succeeds (if at the cost of his own life) specifically because Future Trunks' relative weakness and much greater pragmatism allow him to not underestimate the situation.
  • Purple Is Powerful: He is still a Physical God, even though the Saiyans currently exceed him in power.
  • Real Name as an Alias: Originally subverted, later played straight. The name "Shin" was introduced as a stealth shorthand for his title of "Kaioshin", which Piccolo was able to figure out alongside his attire and aura in order to identify him as the Supreme Kai. Once his Kai status was out and the adventure left the tournament he was never simply called "Shin" again, since there was no more need to be coy about his identity. When the newer material introduced the concept of the Kais having names outside their titles, Toriyama decided to go ahead and make Shin his real name. It wasn't much of a stretch to do so — his assistant Kibito was using his own real name, their fusion was called Kibitoshin ("Kibito Kai" in the dub, but Sabat as Vegeta has occasionally slipped up and called him Kibitoshin as well), and if it helps any, Universe 11's Supreme Kai has a similarnote  personality to Shin and a name that's also Shaped Like ItselfCae.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Even though he's millions, or maybe even billions of years old, he's still seen as the "junior" Supreme Kai and looks much younger than the other Kais.
  • Red Herring: His first appearance at the tournament seems to imply that he'll be the arc's Big Bad, and the Latin American Spanish dub even gave him the same voice actor as Android 17, another young-looking guy who spelled trouble in his first appearance, but it turns out he's a good guy. Spopovitch and Yamu were the ones you should've watched out for.
  • She's a Man in Japan: The Catalan dub and the European Spanish edition of the manga (Planeta-Deagostini Comics) turned him into a woman (because men don't wear earrings, probably).
  • Small Role, Big Impact:
    • It was he who killed Bibidi and stopped Buu's initial rampage 5 million years ago. Had he failed and been killed, Universe 7 (or at least the sapient life within) would probably have ceased to exist.
    • His future counterpart only appears for one chapter in the Super manga, yet it is only by his intervention that Trunks is able to defeat Dabra and Babidi. Not only would he have been much weaker and unaware of their coming if not for Shin, but he would not have been able to best Dabra in combat without Shin first distracting and then paralyzing him. Finally, Shin is the one who grants him his Healing Hands powers, which come in handy to ensure victory during the fight against Fused Zamasu.
  • Skewed Priorities: During the end of the Buu arc, when Goku and Vegeta are fighting Kid Buu on the World of the Kai's, Shin is more worried about the damage the Saiyans are doing to the planet then defeating Buu. Old Kai calls him out on this since it is more important they defeat Buu then worry about the damage done to "some old rock."
  • So Last Season: He's much stronger than Piccolo was at the time of the 25th world tournament, whie Piccolo was as strong as a Super Saiyan during the Cell Games and might have been training since then. That would've been considered amazing seven years ago; not so much in the Buu Saga. Still, he's far stronger than many of the heroes outside of Gohan, Vegeta, and Goku. Piccolo gave up his match instead of even trying to fight him.
  • Squishy Wizard: While he is extremely powerful by regular standards, his magical abilities are more impressive than his raw power. He can completely paralyze Super Saiyan 2 level fighters with his psychic powers, teleport anywhere in the universe at will, materialize any desired object from thin air, read minds, heal people from the brink of death, and so on.
  • Teleporters and Transporters: After fusing with Kibito, he can do something akin to Instant Transmission called Kai Kai or Instant Movement, although unlike Instant Transmission, he doesn't need to sense ki and can go anywhere he wants in the lower realm. In Super, he can still perform the Instant Movement even after being defused from Kibito, suggesting that he always knew it even before fusing.
  • Too Dumb to Live: In the Super manga, he actually attacks Goku Black for stabbing Gowasu. The same Black who can easily beat up Goku and Vegeta even with their god powers. Future Zamasu smugly calls him a moron and he only lives because Goku and Vegeta returned to the future. Although it should be noted he only did so in the middle of extreme rage, having seen all this colleagues and friends murdered in front of him; it's completely understandable that he snapped.
  • Top God: Shares this title with Beerus for Universe 7; he's the Creator Deity that opposes, and compliments, Beerus' Destroyer Deity.
  • Underestimating Badassery: He doesn't quite seem to realize just what Vegeta, Goku and Gohan are capable of, and when he sees their true power he is outright flabbergasted at how such fighters could exist in the lower realms. He also doesn't recognize the power of the Saiyans' ego and pride.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: In the Universal Survival Arc of Dragon Ball Super, when it's revealed that Universe 7 is the second weakest universe and all universes who lose the Tournament of Power will be eradicated, Beerus calls out the Supreme Kai for deciding to take a back seat and let the mortals of that universe grow stronger on their own. He shoots back that Beerus is at fault too since all he does is sleep.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Completely averted. It only looks like he's being set up to be the Big Bad of the arc when we first see him entering the tournament.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Anything related to Majin Buu, in particular his Fat and Pure/Kid forms. He freaks out about those forms more than the much stronger and smarter Super Buu. Justified by his background; those two Buus are the ones who rampaged across the galaxy and murdered his fellow Kais (and de facto family) millions of years ago, and the former in particular is a twisted caricature of the old Grand Supreme Kai created when Buu absorbed him. Going by the flashback in the manga, the fat form is also the one who beat him nearly to death (in the anime, it's South Kaioshin-Buu).
  • Wild Hair: While it isn't that noticeable, in Super, he apparently grew out his hair as he has more fringes on his head.
  • The Worf Effect: He has raw power strength and ki far surpassing Piccolo's level and Psychic Powers strong enough to incapacitate SS2 Gohan with little effort, yet even when teaming up with Gohan, neither can do anything against Fat Buu.
  • You Are in Command Now: After Majin Buu's attack on the supreme Kai's, he was left as the functional Grand Supreme Kai of universe 7. Both Z and Super reveal he's ignorant of several things an acting grand supreme Kai should be aware of, like that he can order Beerus to destroy dangerous mortals.
  • You Killed My Father: Babidi's reason for hating him.

    Kibito 

Kibito (キビト)

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Voiced by (Japanese): Shin Aomori
Voiced by (English): Chuck Huber (Funimation), Don Brown (Ocean)
Voiced by (Latin American): José Luis Castañeda, Humberto Solórzano (Kai The Final Chapters and Super)

The servant and aid of the four Supreme Kais. After most of them were killed by Majin Buu, Kibito became the Eastern Supreme Kai's personal bodyguard. He goes to Earth with the Supreme Kai to help stop Babadi from reviving Majin Buu and ends up permanently fusing with him in the process, until they use the Dragon Balls to separate in Super.


  • Ascended Extra: He was Demoted to Extra in the Super anime, but he appeared in the Future Trunks saga manga, fighting Zamasu in his introduction, and to inform Beerus and the Z warriors about Zamasu's suspicious attitude towards Zuno. He also served as a sort of Comic Relief due to Beerus thinking he was Goku Black because of the Supreme Kai claims. He disappears in the manga after that, but appears during the exhibition matches of the Universal Survival Arc in the anime.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: He has reddish skin.
  • Battle Butler: Is this for the Supreme Kai before fusing with him.
  • Bodyguarding a Badass: Not that the Kai was a slouch in the fighting department. In fact, the Supreme Kai is stronger than him.
  • The Bus Came Back: In a sense. After being permanently fused with his master partway in the Buu saga in Z and being released prior to the Universe 7 vs. Universe 6 tournament, they separated using the Namekian Dragon Balls. Then he became Demoted to Extra.
  • The Big Guy: Served as one briefly, but Dabura kills him instantly when he spots him.
  • Demoted to Extra: Since his return as an individual character, he hasn't been seen much, compared with both Supreme Kais. The manga version of the Future Trunks saga treated him a little better, only to disappear in the next saga, while he goes along Universe 7 to the exhbition matches in the anime, only to remain on the World of the Kai.
  • Healing Hands: Uses them to heal Gohan and Supreme Kai who were close to death after fighting Buu. The Super manga reveals this is an ability all Supreme Kai disciples and attendants share.
  • Informed Attribute: Gohan comments that he'd be a difficult fight without Super Saiyan (hence why he transforms), and Daizenshuu 7 states that his power level is close to that of Gohan's base form. We never do see him fight; probably because even that normally impressive level is totally irrelevant by the point he appears, and any being who does have reason to fight him (e.g. Dabra in the Buu arc, Zamasu in the Super manga) can obliterate him with ease.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: He's a Physical God, being the Supreme Kai's attendant. That said, even in his rusty state, Gohan far outclasses him. Lampshaded by their respective attempts at wielding the Z-Sword; Gohan had difficulty initially, but Kibito couldn't even lift it off the ground.
  • The Stoic: He rarely changes his expression, outside of shock and surprise. Once Old Kai appears, he shares a comical duo with the Supreme Kai until they both merge.
  • Teleportation: He can perform the Instant Movement, which allows him to teleport to any world in the lower realm and even different universes.

    Old Kai 

Old Kai (老界王神, Rō Kaiōshin)

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Voiced by (Japanese): Reizou Nomoto (Z), Tetsuya Iwanaga (Young), Isamu Tanonaka (Budokai 3), Ryouichi Tanaka (Battle of Gods onwards)
Voiced by (English): Kent Williams (Funimation); Scott McNeil (Ocean)
Voiced by (Latin American): Enrique Mederos (Z and GT), Ernesto Lezama (Battle of Gods and Super), Pedro D'Aguillón Jr (Kai The Final Chapters)

A Kai from 15 generations in the past, he was sealed inside the Z Sword by Beerus (at the time described only as "a terrible monster"). When it is broken, he is released and aids the heroes in their fight against Majin Buu. Being more experienced and knowledgeable than the current Supreme Kai, it is implied that he takes that position, or that the two rule jointly.


  • Ambiguous Situation: It is currently unknown if his life is still severed from Beerus. Super makes it clear that the Supreme Kais and Gods of Destruction are linked with each other, and Shin is currently active in his role. Before restoring Goku back to life, he willingly gave up his own to resurrect Goku, and immediately came back with a halo. However, he was restored back to life via Vegeta's wish. Whether or not his link with Beerus still holds is up to Toriyama.
  • Back from the Dead: He was brought back to life with the Namekian Dragon Balls by Vegeta's request to bring back good people prior to the Tenkaichi Budokai tournament.
  • Big Good: For the remainder of the series he shares this role with the Supreme Kai. Although not physically strong, he's by far the most knowledgable character in the series. In Dragon Ball GT, he is the one Goku asks for advice more than anyone since he knew about the Super Saiyan 4 transformation.
  • Boring, but Practical: His ability to power up a being to their full potential: It takes hours, but the returns are very good.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He often acts like a fool and an old pervert. He's also a lot more competent than Shin, and has abilities that no other Supreme Kai has.
  • Can't Live Without You: Both his and East Surpreme Kai's life is tied with Beerus, meaning if they both die, so will Beerus. Apparently Beerus made the rulebook King Piccolo gave to Piccolo Jr. too, to seal the good half from death so he won't die himself.
  • Clipped-Wing Angel: He regrets fusing with the witch, as though it gave him all sorts of nifty abilities, it also made him an ugly old geezer. It's also implied that it made him a lot weaker in terms of raw strength.
  • Dirty Old Man: Uses his "omniscient vision" to peep on girls across the universe. During the Tournament of Power, he felt interest in the fighters of Universe 2, and was openly excited when Universe 4 fighter, Cawey, was trying to trick Roshi by taking her clothes off, much to Shin's annoyance.
    Old Kai: That's right! Take it off!
  • Dub Name Change: Like his descendant, he is also called Kaioshin in the original Japanese version, being called the one from "15 generations in the past" (15代前の東の界王神; Jūgo-daimae no Higashi no Kaiōshin) when needing to distinguish him from Shin.
  • Fusion Dance: The reason he looks so wizened is that he accidentally fused with an old witch a long time ago. On the other hand, this also added to his already considerable magic powers.
  • Grumpy Old Man: Despite his goofiness, he has a bit of a temper.
  • Hermaphrodite: In a technical sense, since he's the fusion of a male Kai and a witch.
  • Honour Before Reason: While Old Kai is usually pretty good at inverting this (such as trading in his life for Goku's or allowing the Saiyan's to destroy the empty world of the Kai's to fight Kid Buu) he is adamant against using the Dragon Balls since they upset the natural balance of the Universe even though the Universe is at stake against Buu. As GT shows though he had a damn good reason to be nervous.
  • Immortal Immaturity: While waiting to unlock Gohan's hidden powers, he spends the time reading manga. He also threw a tantrum when the crystal ball couldn't see the action inside Super Buu's head.
  • No Name Given: Since Super has introduced more Supreme Kais with their own names, including revealing U7 Supreme Kai name was really Shin, Old Kai's name hasn't been revealed yet.
  • Oh, Crap!: He had a startling reaction when he realized Beerus had awakened and had already destroyed several planets in the process in Super.
  • Properly Paranoid: In the Buu arc Old Kai is adamantly against using the Dragon Balls since they disrupt the natural balance of the Universe. This seems overly paranoid until GT wherein the Dragon Balls constant abuse leads to the creation of the Shadow Dragons which threaten all of reality.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Outside of his reluctance with using Dragon Balls (Dragon Ball GT justifies it, but outside of that it's largely just paranoia) and some of his loopiness, he's largely this, being fully aware in the Buu saga of just how far the Godzilla Threshold has been crossed. He gives away his life to revive Goku, and allows Goku to use the world of the Kais as a battleground to prevent collateral damage.
  • Sealed Good in a Can: Many generations ago, a powerful monster (Beerus) sealed him inside the Z Sword, out of fear of his abilities (or, as Toriyama suggests, as a short-tempered response during a petty arguement).
  • Skewed Priorities: He only agrees to help out the heroes (in making Gohan stronger and helping them use the Namekian Dragon Balls) when Goku offers to send him naked pictures of Bulma (to Vegeta's anger). Also, when Gohan offers to have his powers unlocked, he spends five hours on a traditional 'ceremony dance' to presumably celebrate the unlocking of his potential, despite knowing that for someone like Gohan, the process would take around twenty hours, while Majin Buu was nearly done wiping out Earth's inhabitants.
  • Squishy Wizard: He acts pretty frail and fails to deflect even a very weak blast from base Goku. He Lampshades this himself, stating that it's his mystical abilities that make him powerful, not his physical strength.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Dirty old man who, while lacking in physical power, holds vasts amount of wisdom and is able to teach the heroes something new. When Goku meets him, he immediately thinks of Roshi. When Cawey tries to seduce Roshi in Super, they both have the same reaction.
  • Time to Unlock More True Potential: One of his abilities is to power a person up to the absolute maximum of their potential. It takes over 24 hours and involves a strange dance and lots of meditation, but it also made Gohan the single most powerful fighter in the universe (for a time, anyway. Goku's immediately speculating on how the state can be surpassed).
  • Troll: As stated before, he likes acting ridiculous and seemingly enjoys ticking people off. This may also be a kind of Secret Test of Character since he tries to teach Gohan patience and focus (Old Kai doesn't need to even focus on the unlocking ceremony since he is so good at multi-tasking and keeping his mind clear). Unfortunately, it doesn't stick, as Super Buu uses mind games to slowly break Gohan down.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: In GT, when the heroes constant use of the Dragon Balls leads to the creation of the Shadow Dragons, he tells everyone that he warned them about constantly abusing their power and singles out Bulma in particular for creating the Dragon Radar.

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    Bubbles 

Bubbles (バブルス, Baburusu)

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Voiced by (Japanese): Naoki Tatsuta (Z), Takahiro Fujimoto (Kai and Super)
Voiced by (English): Doug Parker (Ocean), Christopher Sabat (Funimation)
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish): Ernesto Lezama, Javier Olguín (Kai)

King Kai's pet monkey.


    Giru 

Giru (ギル)

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Voiced by (Japanese): Shinobu Satouchi
Voiced by (English): Sonny Strait (Funimation), Nathan Simpson (Blue Water)
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish): Luis Daniel Ramírez
Voiced by (Brazilian Portuguese): Sílvio Giraldi

"I'm T2006, but you can call me Giru!"

A walking Robot Buddy who, after eating the Dragon Radar, became a walking radar itself. Giru is an exclusive character from GT.


  • Adaptational Badass: From just a robot sidekick in GT to a fighter character in Dragon Ball Heroes.
  • Butt-Monkey: He frequently receives verbal and physical abuse from Pan.
  • Death Is Cheap: Giru has been killed three times during GT, but comes back without a problem thanks to being a robot.
  • The Little Detecto: He ate the dragon radar, so only he can track the Black Star Dragon Balls.
  • The Mole: After arriving on Planet M2, it's revealed that Giru was working for General Rilldo and the rest of the bad guys all along. Except it turns out he wasn't and that he was working for the good guys, by deceiving Rilldo and the Machine Mutants, so he was actually a Reverse Mole.
  • Power Copying: In a sense, he can integrate devices into himself and copy their functions, as shown with the Dragon Radar.
  • Punny Name: His name seems to be a pun on the Japanese pronunciation of "gear." As in, those things machines have, get it?
  • Red Alert: Giru has a tendency for this. "Danger! Danger! Pan! Danger!"
  • Robot Buddy: A small robot who became best friends with Pan.
  • Shoo Out the Clowns: Giru has a tendency to become incapacitated whenever the Big Bad of the saga rears their ugly head.
  • Verbal Tic Name: Giru, who has a tendency to say "Giru Giru Giru!". He initially introduces himself as T2006, which prompt Goku and co. to rename him after his verbal tic simply because it's easier.

Alternative Title(s): Dragon Ball Videl

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