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Left to right: Garlic Jr., Cooler, Slug, Turles, Beerus, Broly, Bojack, and Super Android 13.
  • Adapted Out: When it comes to the video games, expect the minions to be excluded with the exception of a single particular member (Salza and Zangya, mostly). It's not until Dragon Ball Heroes where they all get a chance to be playable characters.
  • Arc Villain: Of their respective film.
  • Broad Strokes: Some of the villains' movies actually do fit into the timeline, but they still have minor inconsistencies that prevent them from being perfect fits. Garlic Jr. appeared in a filler arc in the anime, which seemed to take the events of his movie this way, but Beerus and Whis are the first ones officially confirmed to be in continuity by Akira Toriyama, though there is a strong chance Abo and Kado are, too.
  • Conservation of Ninjutsu: As per usual of Dragon Ball, if the heroes gang up on the Big Bad, chances are they'll lose. See, for example, everybody vs Turles. Otherwise, the Quirky Miniboss Squad will usually have their rear-ends handed to them by either Goku or Piccolo.
    • Everyone vs Broly is a much straighter example.
    • Strength in numbers worked for the Quirky Miniboss Squad; Sansho, Ginger, and Nicky were able to take down Piccolo by ganging up on him, but individually, they are easily bested. In the same movie, Piccolo and Goku ganging up on Garlic Jr. actually does work.
    • It also usually works for the generic mooks; the Cyclopian Guards are able to overwhelm and defeat Gohan and Krillin (Piccolo trashes them, though) while Slug's troopers are able to incapacitate Gohan with a lot of Beam Spam.
    • Also worked in Movie 6 when Goku and Vegeta were overwhelmed by countless Metal Cooler replicas; it took everything they had just to beat one.
    • Hatchiyack is destroyed by Goku, Gohan, Vegeta, Trunks, and Piccolo ganging up on him with their signature attacks.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Will do this to the heroes before being defeated at the last second.
    • The 10th movie was something of an exception; everyone else got curb-stomped, but Gohan seemingly defeated Broly by tricking him into volcanic lava. Broly, however, survived.
      • The 14th movie follows this trope. Beerus effortlessly defeats SSJ3 Goku and the entire Z cast. Only the Super Saiyan God form would be able to come near his level and even then Beerus is still stronger.
  • Deus ex Machina: How some of them are defeated.
    • Broly is by far the most blatant example; he's defeated when all of the Z-Fighters give their energy to Goku, who then (seemingly) kills Broly with one super-powered punch. You gotta wonder why they didn't just do that when the fight started. At least this one is somewhat more justified than the case with Meta Cooler, as Cooler could simply have regenerated from that same punch.
    • Meta Cooler's defeat isn't much better; somehow, Goku and Vegeta were able to overload the Big Gete Star despite being beaten half to death and neither one being as strong as even a single one of the warriors it created.
    • Then there's Bio-Broly, who at the end is revealed to have a weakness to... water.
    • After effortlessly pounding on the heroes for the whole movie, Hirudegarn is defeated at the last minute when Goku pulls out a previously unmentioned super-move (Super Dragon Fist) insanely beyond his normal capabilities. It's never explained where Goku got this move, and he only uses it twice more (in GT) before never being seen again.
  • The Dragon:
    • Ginger to Garlic Jr.
    • Kochin to Dr. Wheelo.
    • Amond to Turles.
    • Angira to Slug.
    • Salza to Cooler in his first movie. The Big Gete Star in his second.
    • Zangya to Bojack, though this example relates to the video games more than the film itself.
  • Expy: About half of them to some degree or another, with Lord Slug and Janemba (for King Piccolo and Majin Buu respectively) being the most blatant examples. In particular, they usually copy whatever villain was prominent in the most recent arc of the series at the time (Garlic Junior to Piccolo Junior, Turles to Vegeta, Cooler to Frieza, Androids 13-15 to 16-20, Janemba to Super Buu).
    • Invoked with Cooler, everyone including Piccolo thought he was Frieza, but in reality, he's actually Frieza's brother, and has a different personality and motivation.
  • Filler Villain: If one were to place the movies in the timeline, then the movie villains come off as this. Garlic Jr is the most notable in this regard, as he got his own mini-filler arc on the TV show.
  • Generic Doomsday Villain: Some of them have really thin or non-existent reasons for attacking Earth. At most, they might want revenge or to Take Over the World, but a good chunk are just destroying things for its own sake.
  • Kick the Dog: Almost all of them indulged in this to emphasize their villainy, killing either weak bystanders or (more often) their own henchmen.
    • Dr. Wheelo accidentally kills his own apprentice, Dr. Kochin, before battling the heroes (though he is far from broken up about it, and might not have even noticed).
    • Turles mostly subverts this, being one of the few movie Big Bads who never executes or punishes any of his henchmen. His worst act is beating up on Gohan for refusing to join them and then forcing him to transform into a Great Ape.
    • Lord Slug kills two of his own minions in his ship before they even attack Earth.
    • Much like Turles above, Cooler is a surprisingly Benevolent Boss to his henchmen, at least relative to DBZ villains. His worst act is either blasting Piccolo from behind with a near-fatal Death Beam or trying to destroy Earth in what amounts to a Suicidal Cosmic Temper Tantrum after being completely dominated by Super Saiyan Goku.
    • Meta Cooler beats up on Goku and Vegeta mercilessly, but that's just par for the course. His real dog kicking is done by proxy, in which his minions round up all the Z-Fighters and allies unable to defend themselves to be consumed and harvested by the Big Gete Star.
    • Androids 14 and 15 are shown to think nothing of human collateral damage before they even attack Goku.
    • Paragus was only shown to kill one person, and that's a soldier named Moah. He killed him due to the poor mook now being aware of Comet Camori being used to kill everyone and hopefully Vegeta while on the planet.
    • Broly effortlessly destroys Planet Shamo, the home planet of the people his father has turned into a Slave Race, just to laugh at them and gloat that their world is now gone just like his.
    • Bojack as a last resort blasts poor Zangya, who obviously knew she couldn't handle Super Saiyan 2 Gohan. It was partly to try and catch Gohan off-guard and partly You Have Failed Me (In the dub he insults her right before the act). Regardless, this ultimately fails.
    • Upon his return in the tenth movie, the very first thing Broly does is release a volley of blasts around a populated mountainous area. Then he attacks Videl for yelling at him, just in case anyone was wondering if he was still an Ax-Crazy maniac.
  • Mooks: Wheelo's Bio-Men, Slug's troopers, and Metal Cooler's Cyclopian Guards. They all basically exist to give the jobbers like Krillin and Gohan (pre-movie 8) something to kill. Also, coincidentally, all three groups of mooks are about to kill Gohan until they are dispatched by Piccolo. The fact that they actually manage to defeat some of the heroes before being trashed (with the Cyclopian Guards actually defeating and capturing Gohan, Krillin, Roshi, Oolong, and Yajirobe) at least makes them more competent than some other mooks.
  • Punny Name: Some, like Turles and Cooler, continue the naming from other members of their species in the main series. The henchmen also usually have a theme to their names — the Makyans being named after spices, for example.
  • Quirky Miniboss Squad: In the earlier movies, the villain will usually have a three to five-man Quirky Miniboss Squad.
    • Garlic Jr. has Sansho, Ginger, and Nicky.
    • Dr. Wheelo has his Bio-Warrior trio, composed of Kishime, Ebifurya, and Misokatsun. They're less quirky and more intimidating than most examples on this list, however, breaking from the usual DBZ movie henchmen mold.
    • Turles has his Crusher Corps, composed of Amond, Cacao, Daiz, Rezun, and Rakasei.
    • Lord Slug has his Demon Clan trio, composed of Wings, Angila, and Medamatcha.
    • Cooler has his Armored Squad, composed of Salza, Doore, and Neiz.
    • Android 13 has his subordinate units Androids 14 and 15 (whose parts he absorbs to become Super 13).
    • Bojack has his Galaxy Soldiers, composed of Kogu, Zangya, Bido, and Bujin.
  • Recycled Script: Plenty of them are blatant copies of recent series villains or arcs. There was also a pretty firm formula of "villains shows up, thrash some characters, protagonists deal with the Quirky Miniboss Squad, villain takes down the supporting characters, Goku gets the upper hand, villain gets the upper hand, Goku (Or Gohan) pulls out an attack that finally kills the villain."
  • Revenge: A lot of the motivation for DBZ villains are plain old revenge, whether it's due to events that happened years prior to the movie, like with Kami banishing Garlic Jr.s' Father, or to avenge their previous defeat, like Cooler, largely depends on the medium they appear in.
  • Sorting Algorithm of Evil: The films have a pretty consistent hierarchy of mooks < low-level heroes < individual minibosses < mid-level heroes =< all minibosses < main villain's base form =< high-level heroes < main villain's super form < heroes' final power-up. Examples include:
    • Dead Zone: Krillin < individual Garlic henchmen < Kami < two Garlic henchman < Goku or Piccolo =< base Garlic Jr < Super Garlic Jr. < Goku and Piccolo teamed up.
    • World's Strongest: Biomen < Roshi/Krillin < Bio-Warriors < Piccolo < Goku < Wheelo < Goku's Kaio-ken and Spirit Bomb.
    • Tree of Might: Krillin/Yamcha/Chiaotzu/Tien Shinhan < Crusher Corps < Piccolo < base Turles < Goku < fruit-enhanced Turles < Goku's Spirit Bomb.
    • Lord Slug': basic demon troops < Gohan/Krillin < individual miniboss henchmen < Piccolo < multiple miniboss henchmen < Goku < base Slug < "Super Saiyan" Goku < giant Slug < Goku's Spirit Bomb.
    • Cooler's Revenge: Gohan/Krillin < Armored Squadron < Piccolo < base Cooler = base Goku < Super Cooler < Super Saiyan Goku < Super Cooler's Supernova =< Super Saiyan Goku's Kamehameha.
    • Return of Cooler: basic robots < Gohan/Krillin < Piccolo < base Metal Cooler =< Goku and Vegeta < powered-up Metal Cooler < Goku and Vegeta's combined attack.
    • Super Android 13: Gohan/Krillin < Androids 13, 14, and 15 < Goku, Vegeta, and Trunks < Piccolo < Super Android 13 < Goku's Spirit Bomb.
    • Bojack Unbound: Krillin/Yamcha/Tenshinhan < individual Galaxy Warriors < Vegeta, Trunks, or Piccolo < all Galaxy Warriors < base Bojack = Gohan < Super Bojack < Super Saiyan 2 Gohan.
    • Bio-Broly: Bio-Warriors < No. 18 < Bio-Broly < Goten and Trunks < powered-up Bio-Broly < water.
    • Fusion Reborn: escaped Hell villains < Gohan, Goten, and Trunks < fat Janemba < Goku < Super Janemba < Gogeta.
  • Super Mode: Wheelo and Chilled being the only exceptions. Unless you count Bio-Broly and Metal Cooler as different villains from the normal Broly and Cooler.
    • Garlic Jr can become Super Garlic Jr, which makes him much taller and more muscular, and gives him power superior to either Goku or Piccolo. Until they take off their weighted clothing that is.
    • Turles can eat fruit from the Tree of Might to make himself dozens of times stronger; his muscles noticeably bulge out in this mode. He can also potentially use the Great Ape transformations like all Saiyans with tails.
    • Slug can turn into a giant, just like Piccolo.
    • Cooler can transform into a fifth form that Frieza didn't have, making him several times stronger than his little brother. Later material gives him his own Golden form.
    • Androids 13, 14, and 15 can "fuse" to become Super Android 13, a brute with power on par with Android 16. This form doesn't resemble any of the androids at all, being huge, muscular, and blue, with red, spiky, Saiyan-esque hair.
    • Broly has the classic Super Saiyan transformation, and also his own unique Legendary Super Saiyan mode.
    • Bojack's light orange hair becomes red, his blue-green skin becomes light green and his shirt comes off for some reason... Kogu can do it too.
    • Janemba can transform into Super Janemba, going from a giant fat marshmallow man to a smaller (but still quite tall), thinner, red-skinned, much more powerful devil-like creature.
    • Hirudegarn can transform from this to this.
    • Abo and Kado can fuse to make Aka.
  • The Worf Effect:
    • The henchmen will usually get a decent showing before Piccolo, Goku or even Gohan come to crush them. Especially apparent with the Turles Crusher Corps and Cooler's Armored Squadron. The latter easily take down Krillin and Gohan and the former take down all of the Z-Fighters bar Piccolo, Gohan, and Goku. Piccolo (for the latter) and Goku (for the former) take them down in minutes.
    • Some big bads also suffer this trope, as Bojack, Cooler, and Aka.
    • Inverted in the 14th movie. SSJ3 Goku gets worfed early on in the movie to show just how powerful Beerus is.

Introduced during the Saiyan saga


Makyans (魔凶星人, Makyo-seijin)
Nicky (ニッキー, Nikkī)
Ginger (ジンジャー, Jinjā)
Sansho (サンショ)
Sansho (left), Nicky (middle) and Ginger (right)
Nicky voiced by (Japanese): Shigeru Chiba
Nicky voiced by (English): Paul Dobson (Ocean dub); Ed Marcus (AB Groupe/"Big Green" dub); Doug Burks (Funimation dub)
Nicky voiced by (Latin American Spanish): César Soto

Ginger voiced by (Japanese): Kōji Totani (Dead Zone), Yasunori Masutani (Dragon Ball Heroes)
Ginger voiced by (English): Terry Klassen (Ocean dub); Ed Marcus and David Gasman (AB Groupe/"Big Green" dub); Troy Baker (Funimation dub)
Ginger voiced by (Latin American Spanish): Enrique Mederos

Sansho voiced by (Japanese): Yukitoshi Hori
Sansho voiced by (English): Ward Perry (Ocean dub); Doug Rand, David Gasman, and Ed Marcus (AB Groupe/"Big Green" dub); Eric Dillow (Funimation dub)
Sansho voiced by (Latin American Spanish): Eduardo Borja

Nicky, Ginger & Sansho are Garlic Jr.'s right-hand men in the film Dead Zone. Nicky is a green human-like Makyan. He has white hair and wears a white cloak. Ginger is a goblin-like Makyan wearing red armor. Sansho is a bulky, black lobster-like Makyan. The evil warriors kidnapped Gohan and brought the Half-Saiyan boy back to Garlic Jr.'s fortress in the sky. Goku came and beat up the three Makyan warriors, despite powering up to their limit. Later, Piccolo and Krillin arrived. Piccolo beat up Sansho and blasted him in half with a Ki Blast. Nicky and Ginger attacked Goku again, but they were both killed by a Kamehameha. The three beasts are later seen escaping from Hell in the film Fusion Reborn.

  • Alien Blood: Nicky's blood is colored blue, shown when he pulls out a sword from his leg.
  • Anime Hair: Nicky's white hair sticks up but otherwise doesn't resemble any conventional style.
  • Badly Battered Babysitter: Nicky was in charge of watching Gohan while the young Saiyan was being kept prisoner. It... didn't end up well for him.
  • Bald of Evil: Ginger and Sansho, though the latter has long sideburns to compensate.
  • Battle Cry: Each of them has a unique battle cry that changes them into their bulkier forms.
  • Big Guy Fatality Syndrome: Sansho is the largest and most muscular, so naturally he is the first to die.
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: Sansho and Nicky are the big guys while Ginger is the little guy and serves as Garlic's dragon.
  • The Brute: Sansho doesn't appear to have any Hidden Weapons like his fellow servants, so he mainly sticks to his fists. It does little to aid him when he's forced to battle Piccolo mono e mono.
  • Butt-Monkey: Nicky is assigned to keep an eye on Gohan while the other two collect the remaining dragon balls. He gets pounced by the boy while stopping for a bite and then has to deal with the antics of a four-year-old drunk after the boy eats an apple not meant for kids. His death also has this effect when he gets knocked into a tower and gets vaporized alongside Ginger just as he starts to come to.
  • By The Power Of Gray Skull: "Shogoyaki (Grilled Pork)!" for Ginger, "Nodoame (Rice Jelly)!" for Nicky, and "Unaju (Eel Rice)!" for Sansho. The Ocean Group dub renders them as "Gingerbread!", "Tutti-frutti!", and "Pepperoni!" respectfully. In Funimation's dub, they kept "Gingerbread" and "Tutti-frutti" but changed Sansho's phrase to "Cheese!".
  • The Cameo: All three of them appear in Fusion Reborn as a part of Frieza's army. Ginger is shown rising with Burter, Sansho appears flying with Salza towards Gohan, and Nicky can be spotted running away with the other villains after Frieza has been killed.
  • Combined Energy Attack: Nicky, Ginger & Sansho can fire Energy Waves at the opponent. Used against Piccolo, which hit him, and later against Goku, (Minus Ginger, he was knocked out by Goku) but it was deflected by Krillin.
  • The Comically Serious: Ginger is the most straightlaced but is just as dumbfounded by Gohan's wimpiness as his colleagues are and snickers with them.
  • Creepy High-Pitched Voice: Nicky when he decides to get threatening lets out terrible screeches.
  • Dead-Hand Shot: After he and Nicky are killed by Goku's Kamehameha, we see Ginger's twitching hand sticking up from the rubble before falling limp.
  • Dual Wielding: Ginger can summon two katanas for himself by pulling them. Out of his skin. Nicky only has one.
  • Dumb Muscle: Sansho is the only one to repeat Goku's "Return my Gohan!" line a second time thinking that it came from his fellow Makyans.
  • Edible Theme Naming: Garlic Jr. and his minions are all named after spices/condiments.
  • Elite Mooks: They rank above the average Makyans and presumably the later Spice Boys as well since they appear first.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Played for Laughs. They are certainly undyingly loyal to Garlic Jr., but early in the movie, they appear quite fearful of his psychotic laughter after he voices his plans to plunge the Earth into darkness and hatred.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Sansho has the lowest octaves of the three.
  • Evil Sounds Raspy: Ginger and Sansho in all versions. Nicky as well in the Funimation dub.
  • Facepalm: Nicky once he sees Gohan succumb to the alcohol-ridden fruit he ate.
  • Fangs Are Evil: All of them have pointed teeth like their master.
  • Forehead of Doom: Nicky has a tall one.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Ginger, Nicky (or Nikki), and Sansho are primarily female names, not ones you'd associate with quirky and evil demons like these guys.
  • Gratuitous English: Nicky when Gohan gets drunk from an apple (in the Japanese language):
  • Green and Mean: Ginger has olive-colored skin and is evil.
  • Hidden Weapons: Ginger keeps dual-wielding scimitars in his forearms while Nicky keeps his own weapon inside his right leg...which he has to tear out of it.
  • Hot Blooded Sideburns: Sansho has the flowing type colored red-purple. Otherwise, he is bald.
  • In the Hood: Ginger makes his formal debut in front of Chi-Chi with his hood up, adding to his unsettling aura, after attacking the Ox-King.
  • Light Is Not Good: Nicky wears white primarily and is evil.
  • Names to Run Away From Really Fast: Nicky's name, a pun on cinnamon, may also reference Satan's nickname "Little Nicky".
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: All they had to do was take the four-star ball off of Gohan's hat and leave him. Instead, they kidnap him too and get the attention of his angry dad, which lets him catch on to Garlic Jr.'s plan. Doubly so after Garlic opens the Dead Zone and sets off Gohan which causes his first imprisonment within the titular void.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: The Garlic Jr. Saga retroactively makes them from an alien race, native to the Makyo Star, in addition to being demons.
  • No Brows: None of them has eyebrows.
  • Off-Model: Nicky's background cameo in Fusion Reborn depicts him with Sansho's color scheme and with black hair.
  • Oh, Crap!: They're all prone to this, especially Nicky. The latter himself gets a hilarious one upon realizing that Ginger is being blasted straight towards him. Neither of them survives.
    • Sansho realizes quickly how screwed he is against Piccolo when forced to fight one-on-one.
  • One-Winged Angel: They all bulk up and increase their powers by shouting weird things related to their names.
  • Our Demons Are Different: They're clearly intended to be purer demonic counterparts to Demon King Piccolo's offspring and even Emperor Pilaf's minions, with their leader and his father before him being demon counterparts of Kami, Piccolo (both Daimao and Jr.), and in the former case Pilaf himself. Even when the anime's filler arc reveals their outer space origin, mirroring the canon material's revelations about Kami and Piccolo, it does its best to maintain the demonic motif. Their homeworld is an ominous evil red rogue planet even called the Makyo Star (Makyo-sei), which roughly translates to "Demon world" according to Japanese Buddhism. It's almost as though Namek itself had an Evil Counterpart.
  • Pity the Kidnapper: Nicky is saddled with looking after Gohan while the other two collect the last two dragon balls. Long story short, Gohan gets drunk from a fruit and the hapless Nicky spends a minute and a half chasing a tipsy child around the castle trying to get the kid under control. It's only after Gohan passes out on Garlic's throne that the Makyan can collect him.
  • Pointy Ears: All of them. It appears to be a Makyan trait (aside from Mustard of the Spice Boys).
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Ginger's eyes have red sclera.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: Nicky in the original Japanese after he sees Gohan about to eat the apple.
  • Sinister Scimitar: Played straight by Nicky and Ginger: the swords they pull out of their limbs are curved enough to be considered scimitars, and they're evil.
  • Spikes of Villainy: They have sharp points on their armor, gauntlets, and skins. Ginger and Nicky's turn out to be scimitars housed in their forearms and legs respectively.
  • Stupid Evil: Them kidnapping Gohan instead of just taking his hat or better yet tearing off the dragon ball from his hat. Thanks to that, Goku is quick to pursue them and be in time to help thwart Garlic Jr.'s plot. Goku probably would have interfered anyway if just to reclaim the dragon ball (it being his grandfather's keepsake), but the Makyans still didn't do themselves any favors.
  • Super Mode: Like their master, they can bulk up into larger, more muscular versions of themselves, though they also rely on spoken words related to their names that Garlic does not seem to require.
  • Terrible Trio: The first of what would become a trend among DBZ hench-villains.
  • This Is Gonna Suck: Nicky can only groan "Aw, geez!" after Gohan becomes inebriated. He has this reaction briefly just before he and Ginger are vaporized by a Kamehameha from Goku.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Like Garlic Jr., they know about the life link between Piccolo and Kami but apparently didn't know that doing so would have rendered the dragon balls as worthless stones.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Nicky is shown to like fruit, particularly apples. He laments in the Funimation dub that watching Gohan almost made him miss his lunch...before Gohan smacks into his back.
  • Underwear of Power: Ginger and Sansho both wear briefs.
  • Undying Loyalty: Despite their slight fear of him, all three of them don't hesitate to cheer Garlic Jr. on when he attains immortality.
  • Villainous Glutton: Nicky plops three apples into his mouth at once while retrieving the four-star ball and later laments almost missing his lunch when having to babysit Gohan.
  • Villainous Widow's Peak: Nicky has a barely noticeable one in his hair.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Nicky is the only member of the trio with hair on his head.
  • Wolf Pack Boss: The three of them prefer attacking in a group in order to quickly overwhelm their foes and finish them off. Piccolo realizes this from his initial beatdown by them and quickly separates Sansho from the other two, easily killing the latter without much fuss. Conversely, Goku has a considerably more difficult time tackling Ginger and Nicky one-on-two and has to knock the latter away so he can focus on the former before he can get them both in one shot.
  • Worst. Whatever. Ever!: Nicky in the Funimation dub calls Gohan "the worst child ever" after chasing the freshly-intoxicated boy all around the castle.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Ginger had no issue using a kiai wave to smack Chi-Chi for getting in his way.
  • Yellow Eyes of Sneakiness: Nicky and Sansho have the sclera, though the former's are a paler shade.
  • You Have GOT to Be Kidding Me!: They are all taken aback at first when they see that the son of Son Goku, the world's strongest man, is seemingly nothing but a simpering crybaby.
  • You Monster!: Sansho screams this at Piccolo after he's smashed through several pillars and just before the Namekian offs him.

    Garlic Jr. 

Garlic Jr. (ガーリック・ジュニア, Gaarikku Junia)
Click here to see Garlic Jr's Transformation 
Voiced by (Japanese): Akira Kamiya (Movie 1), Shigeru Chiba (Garlic Jr. Saga onward)
Voiced by (English): Don Brown (Ocean dub); Doug Rand (AB Groupe/"Big Green" dub); Chuck Huber (Funimation dub)
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish): Salvador Delgado

A demonic alien whose father was in the running for the title of the God of Earth. He lost to Kami and tried to take it by force but was defeated and thrown into the Dead Zone. Garlic Jr. later comes to exact his revenge for this, firstly gaining immortality via the Dragon Balls (until Dragon Ball Super, he held the distinction of being the only Dragon Ball villain to ever achieve this, canon or otherwise), then trying to kill Kami. He has to deal with Goku and Piccolo first and winds up falling to his own attack, The Dead Zone. During the Garlic Jr Saga of Dragon Ball Z, he comes back when a powerful star manages to free him and tries to take over the Earth with the Black Water Mist that turns anyone exposed to it into mindless raving vampire-like beings. Gohan, Piccolo, and Krillin are the only ones left not exposed to the mist and once again do battle with him, where you'd think he won't come up with the same trick that failed in Dead Zone... right? Nope, he once again falls for his Dead Zone attack, this time with no way out after Gohan destroyed said star. Whoops.

  • Aliens Are Bastards: Mainly in his second appearance.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Has light teal skin, and when he transforms his skin darkens to a bluish-green.
  • Ambition Is Evil: His father wanted the post of Kami 300 years before the events of the series, seemingly for no other reason than just "because". And while succeeding Kami isn't his primary goal, Garlic Jr. does set himself up as something of an "evil Kami" for a short time after his return from the Dead Zone.
  • And I Must Scream: After becoming immortal he gets sealed away inside the Dead Zone for all eternity. Twice.
  • The Antichrist: Is the son/reincarnation of a powerful demonic being who in ages past attempted to usurp the rightful place of Earth's reigning deity with an army of demons, and was banished for it to a dimension of darkness. The son's only goal is to avenge/free his father. His arrival leads to a world-wide corruption of the Earth's population, and he even erects a throne for himself after seemingly desposing of all opposition.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Kami, for sealing his father in the Dead Zone, and later himself twice.
  • Ax-Crazy: He puts up a (very) thin facade of being Affably Evil, but when pressed he shows his true colors as this in very short order.
  • Badass Cape: Always wears a really long (for his stature) white cape in his normal state. This allows him to pull a The Coats Are Off every time he transforms.
  • Bald of Evil: A bald, demonic, evil alien.
  • Broad Strokes: His appearance in the main series in between the Frieza and Android arcs. While the Dead Zone movie could have taken place before Raditz's arrival on Earth, there are certain things that could not have happened; namely, Goku visiting Roshi, Bulma, and Krillin at Kame House to borrow the Dragon Radar before heading for Garlic's fortress (since his reunion with them at the start of Z was supposed to be the first they saw of him since the end of the original series), and Krillin meeting Gohan (since he was just as shocked as the others when Goku told them he's his son.)
  • Canon Foreigner: He is a filler character who only appears in the DBZ anime and is not in the canon material as he doesn't appear in the manga nor is he mentioned or referenced in other works (especially in Super).
  • Canon Immigrant: Subverted. After his movie, he later returns in the regular Dragon Ball Z series as the Big Bad of his own mini-anime-filler-only saga in between the Frieza and Cell Sagas, making him the only movie villain (aside from Beerus and Whis) to show up as part of the anime TV series, if not the manga.
  • Complete Immortality: The only one to have this wish successfully given to him by Shenron, as well as the only one to actually have absolute immortality (although some characters were implied to be immortal, such as Master Roshi and the Androids, it seems to be limited to natural causes). Until Future Zamasu in Dragon Ball Super, anyway.
  • The Corrupter: Apparently the reason for his otherwise-inexplicable kidnapping of Gohan. He planned to train the young Saiyan into his underling, but the arrival of Kami and the Z-Fighters derailed his plans.
  • The Corruption: His Black Water Mist brings out the worst in all life on Earth, even animals.
  • Creepy High-Pitched Voice: He has a high and raspy tone in his small form, especially in the Ocean dub.
  • Depraved Dwarf: Even shorter than Gohan in his base form, roughly 3'.0" high which is also only an inch higher than Emperor Pilaf.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: His main reason for attacking Kami in the movie was to avenge his fallen father. In the series, he solemnly vows to use the Dragon Balls to bring him back, and when he thought Piccolo died and the Dragon Balls are consequently gone, he lamented the loss but remained steadfast in finding another way.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: His transformation causes his voice to deepen. Even in Funimation's redub of Dead Zone, where no filter was used (unlike the Garlic Jr. Saga), he still sounds suitably deep.
  • Expy:
    • Looks like a more serious and threatening version of Pilaf, to the point that they share the same voice actor. Both are voiced by Chuck Huber in the FUNimation dub, Don Brown in the Ocean Group dub, as well as Shigeru Chiba in the Japanese version (Shigeru only voiced Garlic Jr. in the anime, not the movie).
    • A partial one to Frieza, at least in his second appearance. Both are sadistic, tyrannical megalomaniacs with a total Lack of Empathy. Just like Frieza, he's an alien invader who enjoys the suffering of pacific beings on a large scale and wants to be immortal (successfully).
    • His backstory clearly pulls from the Piccolo Jr. arc, as mentioned in the Foil section.
  • Fangs Are Evil: He has pointed teeth which he enjoys showing off.
  • Fate Worse than Death: He's trapped in the Dead Zone, literally forever as he'll never die.
  • Filler Villain: Garlic Jr. is a unique case as the Z series rarely had any anime-only arcs during its run and at best just expanded on manga-based material. He was the only one to get a filler arc to himself. What's more, he was a villain from a movie as well. Garlic Jr also had good reasons for being a credible threat. 1) He wasn't particularly that powerful, even Kami could hurt him, but he WAS immortal so he just couldn't be defeated and the heroes would exhaust themselves against him, and 2) in his filler arc, both Goku (who was now so much more powerful than him it wasn't funny) and Vegeta were off-planet, leaving the weaker characters to have to deal with him.
  • Foil: To Piccolo. Both of their fathers were in line to be Guardian of the Earth, and both were turned down due to evil in their hearts. Both Garlic and King Piccolo were sealed away for centuries. Both sons turned out to be evil and swore vengeance on their fathers' enemies. However, Piccolo turned good and befriended his Arch-Enemy, while Garlic Jr. remained evil and was defeated twice by the good guys. Also, Piccolo Jr. learned to reverse the method used to seal away his father, turning it back on Kami. Garlic Jr actually invoked and was done in by the same method used to seal his.
  • Game of Nerds: In the dub he uses a lot of baseball terms, making one wonder if this psychotic little imp actually has a hobby.
  • Green and Mean: Has turquoise skin with green spots on his head and is an insanely evil bastard.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard:
    • Unlike his enemies, he literally cannot die. The first half of the movie was him basically moving to make that the case. Yet, somehow, he gets the brilliant idea of opening a void to eternal darkness, never considering that if he gets accidentally trapped there, it will become worse torture for him than for anyone else ever because, again, he literally cannot die.
    • Then he manages to get out by a stroke of luck because his home planet approaches Earth and gives him enough power to do this. Only for him to get so mad at the foiling of his Evil Plan to Take Over the World that... he pulls the same shtick again. No prizes for guessing what happened next.
    • There's also the fact that he tries to have Piccolo (and by extension Kami) killed before using the Dragon Balls (which become inert if Kami dies) to wish for immortality. Team Four Star in Dragon Ball Z Abridged gleefully lampshaded this one.
  • Immortality Hurts: He's trapped in the Dead Zone, literally forever as he'll never die.
  • In the Hood: He wears it up during his return, similar to how Ginger formally debuted, but never in Dead Zone.
  • Kick the Dog: When he mercilessly beats Kami.
  • The Kindnapper: He's strangely lenient with the kidnapped Gohan, not locking him up or anything and pretty much allowing the boy to run about his evil fortress doing as he pleases (which leads to a very bizarre scene where Gohan eats some kind of demonic fruit and has the anime 5-year old equivalent of an LSD trip).
  • Mean Boss: Upon Gohan killing the last two of the Spice Boys, all he does is muse that they were no match for the former and spares them no further word. Still sounds like a consolation prize compared to his original minions from his debut movie, whose deaths he didn't even acknowledge when Goku and Piccolo confronted him, fresh off of disposing of those henchmen.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: Thanks for setting up a perfectly fitting technique for dealing with those who can never die. Twice! The first time, at least, he had no logical reason to assume that Gohan would intervene. His second saw him suffer from a textbook Villainous Breakdown for the heroes foiling his plan and left him desperate enough to be rid of Gohan, Krillin, and Piccolo that he foolishly broke out the Dead Zone with the source of his power looming over them in the distance. Piccolo remembers Spice expositing about the Makyo Star, pointing it out to Gohan, and that was all she wrote.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: He comes from the Makyo Star as revealed in his titular return filler arc. Yet he is also a demon who can call forth the undead and has access to the Dead Zone; a void that can trap anybody within until they die.
  • No Brows: He has no hair over his eyes in addition to his noggin.
  • Our Demons Are Different: He's clearly intended to be a demon...from outer space. His homeworld is even called the Makyo Star (Makyo-sei), which roughly translates to "Demon world".
  • Our Vampires Are Different: His appearance heavily takes after Nosferatu, he has fangs, his name, and the Black Water Mist that turns victims into vampiric slaves.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Even in his base form which is roughly the height of Gohan is no slouch, being able to pummel Kami into submission.
  • Pointy Ears: His kind mainly has pointed ears.
  • Power of the Void: He has the power to open a portal to a void dimension called the Dead Zone.
  • Put on a Bus to Hell: Or rather into a dark lifeless void which can, barring a miracle, can never be freed from…twice! The second time is implied to be permanent.
  • Quirky Miniboss Squad: Has two: Nicky, Ginger, and Sansho in Dead Zone; and the Spice Boys (Spice, Vinegar, Mustard, and Salt) when he returns in Z.
  • Sadist: He greatly enjoys seeing the victims of the Black Water Mist attack their loved ones, including Piccolo, (or so he thinks) yelling at him to strangle Gohan.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: After his Motive Rant:
    Goku: I didn't come here to listen to your life story! Where's Gohan?!
  • The Sociopath: Zigzags between incredibly high and incredibly low functioning. On the one hand, he is the one pre-Super villain to successfully wish for immortality. On the other hand, he seemingly loses all sense of reason or self-preservation after gaining said immortality, and even after having this bite him in the butt in a big way, is shown to have learned nothing from it when he comes back.
  • Starter Villain: Within the canonicity of this film he appears before Raditz (as Krillin is first introduced to Gohan here), thus taking the hapless Saiyan's place as "first post-DB villain". Funny enough, Garlic and Raditz share the same Japanese voice.note 
  • Stone Wall: He's bulky and slow in his Super Mode. That said, he's also immortal by that time.
  • Stupid Evil: After becoming immortal, he becomes probably the most unintelligent Big Bad the heroes ever face, making barely-sentient creatures like Janemba and Hirudegarn look like brain trusts in comparison. Say what you will about their Generic Doomsday Villain nature, at least none of them fell prey to their own attacks twice.
  • Super Mode: He is able to transform into a bulking, vascular monstrosity that towers everyone in the cast.
  • Too Dumb to Live: After his first imprisonment inside the Dead Zone, which took him nothing short of a miracle to bail him out, he disregards the fact that his source of power and lifeline should the same scenario happen again is right in the heroes' line of sight and uses the Dead Zone trick again in what would prove to be his final mistake. Gohan nuked the star, he lost all his power, and although it didn't kill him, he’s likely now wishing it should have.
  • Villain Takes an Interest: He senses Gohan's ki flaring up after Ginger, Nicky, and Sansho brings the boy back to his lair and he decides to take the boy in and raise him as a demon clansman, figuring that his power might be of use to him. By the time of his return, he has seemingly gotten over it and now wants Gohan dead as part of his revenge.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Garlic Jr. is PISSED when he sees the effects of the Black Water Mist have been undone. At that moment, he breaks out the Dead Zone just to be rid of Gohan, Krillin, and Piccolo. This ends up sealing his fate for good.
  • We Will Meet Again: As he's thrust into the Dead Zone for the first time, he proclaims that this will not be the end as he literally cannot die. Thanks to the arrival of the Makyo Star boosting his power, he was able to break out and return almost three years later to endanger the Earth once more.
  • Who Wants to Live Forever?: He learns the hard way that immortality is far from a blessing when you find yourself sucked into a dark void with no conventional way out. Piccolo spells out the conventional issues regarding such an existence before he and Goku even begin fighting him:
    Piccolo: "Try to imagine how it'll feel to live, unable to do anything with all that power you possess! Then you'll know what Hell is really like!"
  • Unskilled, but Strong: When powered up, he's so bulked up that he's too slow for the more finesse-filled fighters that comprise the protagonists. That said, not only is he much more physically strong when powered up, any blows dealt to him don't matter because, by then, he already wished for immortality.
  • You Killed My Father: He holds Kami in contempt for sealing his father in the Dead Zone.

    Dr. Wheelo's Bio-Warriors 

Bio-Men (バイオマン, Baiomen)
Kishime (キシーメ, Kishīme)
Ebifurya (エビフリャー, Ebifuryā)
Misokatsun (ミソカッツン, Misokattsun)
From top to bottom: Bio-Men, Kishime, Ebifurya, and Misokatsun
Bio-Men voiced by (Japanese): Kōzō Shioya and Yusuke Numata
Bio-Men voiced by (English): Alec Willows and Dave "Squatch" Ward (Ocean dub); Doug Rand (AB Groupe/"Big Green" dub); Christopher Sabat (Funimation dub)
Bio-Men voiced by (Latin American Spanish): José Arenas
Bio-Men voiced by (Brazilian Portuguese): Sérgio Rufino

Kishime voiced by (Japanese): Yukimasa Kishino
Kishime voiced by (English): Paul Dobson (Ocean dub); Chris Rager (Funimation dub)
Kishime voiced by (Latin American Spanish): Gustavo Melgarejo

Ebifurya voiced by (Japanese): Ken Yamaguchi (World's Strongest), Yasunori Masutani (Dragon Ball Heroes)
Ebifurya voiced by (English): Terry Klassen (Ocean dub); Ed Marcus (AB Groupe/"Big Green" dub); Matthew Tompkins (Funimation dub)
Ebifurya voiced by (Latin American Spanish): José Luis McConnell
Ebifurya voiced by (Brazilian Portuguese): Wellington Lima

Misokatsun voiced by (Japanese): Daisuke Gōri (World's Strongest), Tsuyoshi Koyama (Dragon Ball Heroes)
Misokatsun voiced by (English): Ward Perry (Ocean dub); Ed Marcus (AB Groupe/"Big Green" dub); Robert McCollum (Funimation dub)
Misokatsun voiced by (Latin American Spanish): Eduardo Borja
Misokatsun voiced by (Brazilian Portuguese): Mauro Castro

Warriors created by Dr. Wheelo to capture and defeat the world's strongest warrior.

  • Acrofatic: Misokatsun is quite larger than Kishime and Ebifurya, but he is just as fast.
  • An Ice Person: Ebifurya has freezing powers.
  • The Cameo: Misokatsun and one of the Bio-Men make a cameo in Fusion Reborn as one of the many villains who escaped from Hell.
  • Creepy High-Pitched Voice: The Bio-Men all have high raspy tones. Kishime also has it in the Ocean dub.
  • Evil Redhead: Ebifurya has long wild red hair in a ponytail.
  • Expy: The Bio-Men are very clearly based on the Saibamen. One even gets killed by Piccolo in a similar manner to the way he killed a Saibamen. Dragon Ball Heroes takes this a step further and actually gives them the ability to self-destruct. One difference is that they can talk.
  • Fat Bastard: Misokatsun is very obese. He even weaponizes his flab so that Goku's normal attacks do no damage.
  • Green and Mean: Kishime has green skin. The Bio-Men are bluish-green.
  • No Brows: Like with many non-human characters.
  • Only Six Faces: Misokatsun bears a fair resemblance to Dodoria only bigger and less spiky.
  • Pointy Ears: All of them, including the Bio-Men, have pointed ears as a result of bio-engineering.
  • Psycho Electro: Kishime sadistically shocks Goku, Gohan, and Krillin with his energy tentacles.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Ebifurya has light-pinkish skin and is as brutal as his fellow bio-warriors.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: The Bio-Men have red eyes.
  • Rubber Man: Misokatsun’s body is very stretchy, however, it has a limit to how much it can stretch.
  • Shock and Awe: Kishime has electrical powers.
  • The Speechless: Kishime and Misokatsun don't seem capable of speech.
  • Spell My Name with an S: The Funimation redub rendered Misokatsun's name as "Mikokatsun".
  • Super Soldier: Kishime, Ebifurya, and Misokatsun were built to be as strong as possible so they could take down the world's strongest warrior.
  • Terrible Trio: Kishime, Ebifurya, and Misokatsun.
  • Torso with a View: How Misokatsun meets his end. Goku stretches him out and goes kaio-ken to blow a hole through his stomach.
  • Villainous Cheekbones: Ebifurya
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: The Bio-Men vanish from the film after Roshi and Bulma are kidnapped. It's likely they remained in Wheelo's fortress afterward and were killed when it was destroyed during the climax.

    Dr. Kochin 

Dr. Kochin (ドコーチン, Dokutā Kōchin)
Voiced by (Japanese): Kōji Yada (The World's Strongest), Tetsuo Goto (Dragon Ball Heroes)
Voiced by (English): Paul Dobson (Ocean dub); Paul Bandey (AB Groupe/"Big Green" dub); Troy Baker (FUNimation dub)
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish): José Luis Castañeda
Voiced by (Brazilian Portuguese): Walter Breda

Dr. Wheelo's assistant. He gathered the Dragon Balls and wished his master to be freed and resurrected from his frozen fortress so that they could take over the world. He created the Bio-Warriors to test the strength of the world's strongest guy, before transferring Dr. Wheelo's brain to the strongest body. As a result of his plans, he has captured Bulma and Master Roshi, which leads to conflict with the Z-Warriors.

  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Has gray skin. Whether he was colored like this before his robotic conversion remains sketchy.
  • Bald of Evil: His misshapen head has male pattern baldness.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Intentionally mocks Gohan, calling him a baby, further provoking an already enraged Gohan. Dr. Wheelo tries to tell him to stop angering him, but Kochin didn't heed his warning...
  • Disney Villain Death: When Dr. Wheelo emerges, he crumbles the floor, causing Dr. Kochin to fall into his death, though it isn't the fall that kills him...
  • The Dragon: To Dr. Wheelo, enacting his wishes and plans.
  • Classy Cane: A jade walking stick with a decorative Shenron topper.
  • Creepy High-Pitched Voice: Emphasized whenever he laughs "Eyeh eyeh eyeh!"
  • Edible Theme Naming: Like Dr. Wheelo and the rest of his henchmen, he's named after food from Akira Toriyama's birthplace of Nagoya, specifically the Nagoya Cochin breed of chicken.
  • Evilutionary Biologist: He is an expert in biotechnology, saved Dr. Wheelo's brain, and created the Bio-Warriors.
  • Evil Genius: Being a scientific assistant to Dr. Wheelo makes him this.
  • Evil Gloating: Gleefully mocks Gohan over being just a kid and brainwashing Piccolo to do Dr. Wheelo's bidding. Wheelo warned him twice to stop provoking Gohan, but it's already too late.
  • Evil Laugh: A distinct "Eyeh eyeh eyeh!" The Ocean dub masterfully retains it. The Funimation dub...not so much.
  • Evil Old Folks: He is an amoral scientist who looks rather withered and ancient-looking, and bears a resemblance to the Crypt Keeper.
  • Evil Sounds Raspy: His voice is as crackly as he is ugly, especially when he's ranting about how he sustained Dr. Wheelo's brain.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He is rather polite with his captives, but he has sinister intentions for them. He assures Goku that the process of changing brains would be quite painless, while also making him a bit smarter.
  • Flunky Boss: Despite being The Dragon to Dr. Wheelo, he prefers to rely on traps, minions, brainwashing, and hidden weapons to deal with threats. Ultimately subverted though, as he does have a built-in gatling gun in his arm to fight back Krillin.
  • Gatling Good: His arm is robotic and can transform into a Gatling Gun, much to Krillin and Bulma's surprise.
  • Gonk: Ancient, wrinkled, pale grey, and missing all but one of his teeth, he also has pointed ears and a misshapen head, making him resemble more of a goblin than a human.
  • The Heavy: While Dr. Kochin served as The Dragon to Dr. Wheelo, it was he who enacted the plot of the movie. He gathered the Dragon Balls, wished for his master to be free, and through the Bio-Warriors and Bio-Men he created, has kidnapped Master Roshi, Bulma, and Piccolo.
  • Kick the Dog: After making a brainwashed Piccolo attack Gohan and Goku, he further enrages Gohan by insulting him.
  • Labcoat of Science and Medicine: Wears a white lab coat and is an evil scientist.
  • Large Ham: Dr. Kochin is quite dramatic with his introductions and his plans regarding Dr. Wheelo, world domination, and experimentation.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Mocking Gohan caused him to exert so much energy that it broke the device controlling Piccolo. He is defeated by Master Roshi, the very fighter he kidnapped. Master Roshi literally disarmed Dr. Kochin as he tries to kill Bulma.
  • Mad Scientist: Bulma considers him and Dr. Wheelo insane, much to Dr. Kochin's outrage.
  • More Teeth than the Osmond Family: Inverted. Dr. Kochin only has one sole tooth left, the rest of his mouth are just gums.
  • No Brows: He has no visible eyebrows.
  • Not the Fall That Kills You…: He falls due to Dr. Wheelo breaking loose from his confines, but that isn't what kills him. The excess energy from Wheelo channeling through the fortress electrocutes Kochin and burns off his skin, revealing him to be a robot. He can barely utter his colleague's name twice before exploding midfall.
  • Robotic Reveal: Just before he dies, the excess energy from the fortress electrocutes him, burning off his clothing and skin, revealing him to be a robot. It explains why he's still around, despite supposedly dying 50 years ago.
  • Take Over the World: Dr. Kochin and Dr. Wheelo's ultimate goal.
  • Wave-Motion Gun: He has one hidden in his cane, that can fire off a massive wave of energy.

    Dr. Wheelo 

Dr. Wheelo (ドクター・ウイロー, Dokutā Uirō)
"Goku, once I've taken control of your body, I'll finally discard this ugly, metal shell. Then, I will fulfill my destiny, and become the greatest scientist the world has ever known!"
Voiced by (Japanese): Koji Nakata, Masafumi Kimura (Dr. W)
Voiced by (English): Ward Perry (Ocean dub); Doug Rand (AB Groupe/"Big Green" dub); R. Bruce Elliott (Funimation dub)
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish): Mario Sauret

"But an avalanche sealed Dr. Wheelo inside an impenetrable wall of ice and snow. It was as if heaven itself was jealous of Dr. Wheelo's power and genius and tried to seal his fate inside a frozen tomb."
Dr. Kochin

A doctor known for his cruel experiments. An accident in the frozen regions of the world cost him his body. His assistant Kochin wishes his brain back to life and set out to find a suitable body to transfer Wheelo's brain into. Inevitably this brings them into conflict with the Z-Warriors.

  • Ambiguous Situation: It isn't clear if his causing Dr. Kochin to plummet to his death was intentional or not. Wheelo himself makes no note of it when it occurs, though it could have been his way of punishing Kochin for ignoring his warnings to stop antagonizing Gohan over brainwashing Piccolo.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: His battle body is not quite as large as Hirudegarn, but it is probably the second largest of all DBZ villains.
  • Ax-Crazy: Despite hating being called insane, he becomes absolutely enraged with Goku, to the point of trying to destroy the earth.
  • Bad Boss: He kills his own second-in-command without either noticing or caring, and his henchmen are literally disposable.
  • Brain in a Jar: What he appears to be. In truth he is hooked up to his giant mecha battle body the whole time, but he holds off on using it due to it being his Plan B.
  • Brain Monster: Dr. Wheelo's brain is far larger than a human brain, which is mounted on a very non-humanoid mecha, making him resemble more of a giant mechanized monster.
  • Brain Theft: Plans to kidnap Master Roshi so he can steal his brain and put his own in Roshi's. When Goku proves stronger, he chooses him instead.
  • Cold Ham: In the FUNImation dub, while he does get excited, he still retains the creepy monotone, but once he reaches his Villainous Breakdown, he goes ballistic.
  • Cyborg: Despite having a mechanical battle body, he puts out ki which is capable of being sensed, revealing him to be one of these, even though all that is left of his original human body.
  • Cyber Cyclops: He has one camera eye with a red lens on his life support. He also has surveillance cameras with the same eye, allowing him to oversee the whole base.
  • Divine Intervention: Possibly, as it is speculated that his inhumane and forbidden experiments were an affront to the gods, resulting in his entire laboratory being frozen over. Whether his sealing was actually the result of divine intervention or just a harsh winter is never made clear.
  • Dub Name Change: Literally. The dub uses "Willow" while the subtitles use "Wheelo."
  • Edible Theme Naming: Named after "uirō", a gelatinous sweet from Akira Toriyama's home prefecture of Aichi. All his mooks are also named after foods from the area (Misokattsun -> miso-katsu, Ebifuryaa -> ebi-furai, Kishime -> kishimen soba).
  • Evolutionary Levels: It is speculated in Daizenshuu #6 that this is the reason for his abnormally large brain size. Interestingly, he was originally supposed to have a normal-sized brain and other organs on display, but it was ultimately decided to just give him a freakishly large brain for some reason.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Has a rather deep, reverberating voice in all dubs.
  • Expy: Averted. While his final clash with Goku mirrors Goku's final clash with Vegeta, otherwise Dr. Wheelo is the most original villain of the bunch, predating Dr. Gero's concept of being a Mad Scientist with a brain inside of a cyborg body, and even he is still pretty different from him. Even though his "tries to steal Goku's body" gimmick would sound similar to Captain Ginyu's, he is otherwise pretty different to him too.
  • The Faceless: Dr. Wheelo's head is obscured from what we see of his original body. All that is left is his brain.
  • Genius Bruiser: His goal, besides to have a body to feel alive again instead of being stuck in a robot body, is to have the world's mightiest body, since he believes himself to have the world's greatest intellect.
  • Grand Theft Me: He wanted to steal the strongest body on Earth, which he initially believed was Muten Roshi, but later learned it was Goku... because Bulma couldn't keep her mouth shut.
  • Humongous Mecha: Though this one resembles more of some kind of alien-like mechanical monstrosity with a giant brain mounted on it and is extremely durable and powerful.
  • Insufferable Genius: There's no denying he's smart, but he's got an ego on him at least as large as the giant battle body he pilots.
  • Kick the Dog: While it may not be that this wasn't really his intention to do so, he killed his apprentice, Dr. Kochin when he revealed his mechanical body in order to fight Goku and his allies. Kochin fell off the edge of the platform and his body (revealed to be mechanical under artificial skin) was destroyed when the base's 'power core' activated.
  • Large and in Charge: Absolutely massive compared to most of the characters in the franchise.
  • Large Ham: Apart from the FUNimation dub, he sounds more diabolical, though the voice still reverberates. He gives a very passionate speech about his plans, otherwise, his tone is slightly more subdued than most examples.
  • Machine Monotone: In the FUNImation dub, he sounds robotic. Averted in the other dubs.
  • Mad Scientist: Often called this, as well as a lunatic, which he laments. He committed a lot of amoral, and according to Bulma, inhumane experiments, and is very willing to destroy life.
  • My Brain Is Big: It is unknown how or why Dr. Wheelo's brain ended up so large, considering he was once human.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: When he personally fights Goku and company, he absolutely does not mess around, using everything he has in his arsenal. When he notices Goku was up to something (which is charging the Spirit Bomb), he blasts him aggressively, and when the Z-Warriors try to distract him, he goes straight into blowing up the Earth.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Dr. Wheelo is one of the most original-looking villains, as most movie villains tend to be an Expy of another character. He is a giant brain in a jar, that turns out to be mounted on a giant, mechanical body, that is rather alien-looking. He later gains his own expy in the form of Dr. Gero, another brain–in–a–jar mad scientist using an android created by his own robotic assistant and obsessed with Goku. Sadly, this has worked against his legacy — much like the character of Motaro from Mortal Kombat, his uniquely-shaped body has made him miss out on most adaptational opportunities over the years. Compare him to his expy Gero, who has made many more adaptational appearances just because his body is of normal human shape.
  • Out of Focus: He is noteworthy as being one of the most infrequently appearing movie villains, never being seen again in the anime and only appearing in five of the dozens upon dozens of Dragon Ball games since. Also, he has a grand total of one piece of merch, a tiny gumball figurine. Even generic Frieza Soldiers have gotten more than that!
  • Planet Destroyer: While he fails in his attempt to destroy the Earth, it is stated that at his maximum power that he is more than capable of the act.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Inverted, as Bulma's inability to keep her loose lips from flapping results in him realizing that Roshi is no longer the strongest man on Earth and that that title is now claimed by Son Goku.
  • Random Power Ranking: According to the Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might movie pamphlet, Dr. Wheelo's power level is 39,000, making him stronger than Saiyan Saga Vegeta and base form Turles but weaker than powered-up Turles and all subsequent movie villains.
  • Riddle for the Ages: How his brain got so big while it was inside the mech is never revealed. The fact that his brain is so big is not even brought up, never mind the question of how he was planning to transfer it into a body when it clearly wouldn't fit. Daizenshuu 6 simply speculates that his brain "evolved".
    • There's also his causing Dr. Kochin to fall resulting in the latter's death. Was it an accident? Him punishing his subordinate for ignoring his commanding to stop antagonizing Gohan? There is no clear answer.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: His entire laboratory was sealed in ice fifty years before the story begins. It wasn't a perfect sealing, though, as his minion Dr. Kochin was able to escape and gather the Dragon Balls in order to wish for the lab to be thawed out.
  • Self-Made Superpowers: He is a brilliant scientist. He transplanted his brain into a mecha. His goal is to take over Goku's body by transplanting his brain in it.
  • Spell My Name with an S: Uiro in Japanese, Willow in the Ocean Group dub (though it's still spelled Wheelo in the DVD extra features), and Wheelo in the Funimation dub.
  • Suicidal Cosmic Temper Tantrum: After failing to subdue Goku and company he has one of these, deciding to just destroy his own home planet outright. How long he would be able to survive in the depths of space with his battle body is unknown, but in any case, he certainly wasn't going to be claiming the world's strongest body, or any body, that way.
  • Take Over the World: His greatest desire. He believes he can achieve this by inhabiting the strongest body with his greatest mind.
  • They Called Me Mad!: In the dub, he's always been called a "lunatic" which he hated.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Nobody seems to think it's unusual at all that Wheelo's brain is so large, and no one points out that the heads of the bodies he wants to put his brain into couldn't possibly contain it.
  • Villain Respect: He speaks to and treats Master Roshi with unfailing courtesy. The rest of the heroic cast aren't so lucky.
  • Villainous Breakdown: When Dr. Kochin failed to capture Goku, he decides to take matters into his own hands to steal Goku's body, accidentally killing Kochin in the process. But he is pushed too far in the battle, so he decides to kill everyone, to the point where he is willing to destroy the earth. He loses his creepy monotone in the dub as this happens, and he swears more often.
  • Wave-Motion Gun: He has one built into his robotic body, which is capable of destroying the entire planet.

    Turles Crusher Corps 

Turles Crusher Corps (クラッシャーターレス軍団, Kurasshā Tāresu Gundan)
Amond (アモンド, Amondo)
Cacao (カカオ, Kakao)
Daiz (ダイーズ, Daīzu)
Lakasei (ラカセイ, Rakasei)
Raisin (レズン, Rezun)
From left to right: Cacao, Lakasei, Amond, Daiz
Voiced by (Japanese): Banjo Ginga (Amond), Shinobu Satouchi (Cacao), Yūji Machi (Daiz), Masaharu Sato (Lakasei), Kenji Utsumi (Raisin)
Voiced by (Ocean): Paul Dobson (Amond), Alvin Sanders (Cacao), Scott McNeil (Daiz, Raisin; Pioneer version), Alec Willows (Lakasei; Saban version), Don Brown (Lakasei; Pioneer version, Raisin; Saban version)
Voiced by (FUNimation): J. Paul Slavens (Amond), Jeff Johnson (Cacao), Mark Lancaster (Daiz), Robert McCollum (Lakasei and Raisin)
Voiced by (AB Groupe/"Big Green"): Paul Bandey (Amond), Ed Marcus (Daiz and Cacao), Jodie Forrest (Raisin), Sharon Mann (Lakasei)
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish): José Luis McConnell (Amond and Cacao), César Soto (Daiz), Gustavo Melgarejo (Lakasei and Raisin)

Turles's mercenary platoon. They were formed by Turles after he defected from Frieza's army.

  • Almighty Janitor: Depending on your source, either Cacao or Daiz is the strongest member of the team. Despite this, Amond seems to be Turles's second-in-command.
  • Always Identical Twins: Rezun and Rakasei are identical twins.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Amond has red skin, while Rezun and Rakasei are purple midget humanoids.
  • Bald of Evil: Cacao, Rakasei, and Rezun are all bald.
  • Bounty Hunter: Cacao was a bounty hunter before joining the Crusher Corps.
  • Braids of Action: Amond wears his hair in a braid, not unlike Zarbon.
  • The Cameo: They appear alongside the revived villains in Fusion Reborn. Strangely, Turles himself is not among them.
  • Chrome Champion: Cacao is encased in silver armor.
  • Combination Attack: Daiz and Cacao have an attack where they both fire a ki blast at the same time, creating a huge explosion.
  • Cyborg: Cacao is a battle cyborg.
  • Creepy Twins: Rezun and Rakasei are twins and are quite creepy-looking.
  • Crime Syndicate: The way they are organized is less like a corrupt empire (like the Frieza Force) and more like a criminal organization made up of space gangsters. The fact that one of the platoon members (Amond) is a criminal certainly emphasizes this point.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: They play around with the Z-Fighters at first, but when they get serious the gang is quickly felled. Likewise, Goku puts them all down for the count with a single blow each.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Or recruitment in this case; Daiz was recruited after he lost to Turles.
  • The Dragon: Amond serves this role to Turles in the film, despite not being the strongest of his men (that would be either Daiz or Cacao, depending on your source).
  • Evil Counterpart: They act as an evil version of the Z-Fighters, all being fighters that were recruited by Turles in one way or another.
    • Daiz specifically could be seen as one to Vegeta. Both were princes who, after being defeated by a Saiyan, would end up switching sides and join forces with them.
  • Evil Genius: Rezun and Rakasei built Turles's ship.
  • Evil Prince: Daiz was the prince of the Pukinpa Dynasty on Planet Kabocha before joining Turles Crusher Corps.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Originally Daiz was leading his kingdom’s army in an attack on Turles. He lost, however, Turles ended up recruiting him due to being impressed by how bravely he fought.
  • Fossil Revival: Rezun and Rakasei were revived from fossils of the long-extinct Beenz species.
  • Fusion Dance: Rezun and Rakasei can fuse into one being.
  • Hero of Another Story: Daiz actually fought against Turles in his backstory, attempting to defend his planet from the space pirate, and while he was ultimately defeated Turles was so impressed with his courage that he spared and recruited him.
  • Hidden Depths: All There in the Manual, sure, but as detailed just below, there is significantly more to every single one of them than the movie lets on, some of which could honestly border on Villain of Another Story.
  • Mysterious Past: None of their pasts are explored in their film, but they are all revealed vial the Akira Toriyama - The World artbooks released between 1990 and 1995. Likewise, their names (apart from Rezun and Lakasei) are never stated in the movie, only in supplementary material.
    • Amond was a criminal who was arrested by the Galactic Patrol and then freed after Turles attacked the planet he was imprisoned on.
    • Cacao was a battle cyborg built to fight in a war who later became a bounty hunter and eventually volunteered to join the Crusher Corps.
    • Daiz was the prince of a kingdom who led an attack on Turles and lost; however, Turles recruited him due to how bravely he fought.
    • Lakasei and Raisin were members of an extinct species who were brought back to life by Turles using extract from the Tree of Might's fruit.
  • The Quiet One: Cacao only utters "Da!" in the original Japanese ("Yes!" in Russian). For the uncut Ocean and AB Groupe dubs, he only grunts. He does have a few lines in the edited Ocean and Funimation dubs, however.
  • Quirky Miniboss Squad: In proud DBZ tradition.
  • Power Armor: Cacao's armor makes him immune to all energy-based attacks. It also contains a jet propulsion system that can help him maintain and close the distance between himself and his foes, as Yamcha found out the hard way.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Lakasei and Raisin are both purple and deliver a quick beating to Goku's friends.
  • Recruiting the Criminal: Amond was arrested by the Galactic Patrol and imprisoned on Planet Nutts; however, Turles attacked the planet on the exact same day. This allowed Amond to make his escape, and he eventually met up with Turles and was recruited.
  • Robot Soldier: Cacao is established as this via All There in the Manual, being revealed as a cyborg created to be a soldier in an interstellar war. He was left directionless after the war ended until Turles picked him up.
  • Space Pirates: All of them.
  • Spectacular Spinning: Amond's signature technique is a Destruct-O-Disc-style attack he creates by spinning around.
  • Underwear of Power: Daiz wears trunks under his armor.
  • Villain of Another Story: As evil counterparts to the Z-Warriors, the Crusher Corps are a group of ragtag misfits who all came together under the leadership of a spiky-haired Saiyan over the course of many adventures that are only elaborated on in guidebooks.
  • Warrior Prince: All There in the Manual establishes that Daiz was the prince of the Pukinpa Dynasty on planet Kabocha prior to being recruited by Turles.
  • Worthy Opponent: Turles recruited Daiz due to how impressed Turles was with how bravely he fought during their battle.


Turles / Tullece (ターレス, Taaresu)
"Wanderers like us should stick together."
Voiced by (Japanese): Masako Nozawa
Voiced by (English): Ward Perry (Ocean dub); Ed Marcus (AB Groupe/"Big Green" dub); Chris Patton (Funimation dub)
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish): Mario Castañeda

Appearances: Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might | Dragon Ball: Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans | Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 and 3 | Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 | Dragon Ball Heroes

"You poor fool. With the power I possess, you don't stand a chance against me! You're going to die just like this planet! It'll be your grave! But I'll give you a decent burial at least. After all, you're a Saiyan."

The Big Bad of The Tree of Might. A rogue Saiyan who oddly looks like Goku. Comes to Earth to plant the Tree of Might that when planted will suck the life out of a planet. The Z-Warriors respond to the threat and he eventually gets Spirit Bombed to pieces.

  • The Ace: Aside from being Goku's Evil Counterpart, Turles gave Kaio-ken X20 Goku (X10 in Japanese) a run for his money and is the only villain to destroy Goku's Spirit Bomb.
  • Adaptation Expansion: Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 goes in-depth about Turles backstory, explaining that he was an insubordinate low-class soldier who worked for the Saiyan army under Frieza. He was offworld during Planet Vegeta's destruction, either having gone AWOL or having been sent away on a mission and decided to strike out on his own. During his travels, he learned of the Tree of Might and obtained one of its fruits, determined to use it to repeatedly power himself up until he was strong enough to challenge Frieza and take control of the universe for himself.
  • Affably Evil: Not so much in his debuting movie, but he's rather polite and encouraging to the player character in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 if they're his student, even going so far as to caution them not to get themselves killed if they train under deadlier villains like Vegeta and Frieza later.
  • Almighty Janitor: In his own words, he is a low-class warrior, but even before eating the fruit, he was stronger than Vegeta in his first appearance. (He easily defeated Piccolo who had a power level of 18,000).
  • Ambition Is Evil: Turles is one of the most ambitious villains of the Dragon Ball series, and that ambition is unequivocally portrayed as a bad thing.
  • Arch-Enemy: According to Dragon Ball Xenoverse games, he really despises Frieza.
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: He's easily the strongest man in his Crusher Corps, even before eating a fruit from the Tree of Might.
  • Badass Cape: A long white one.
  • Benevolent Boss: He's one of the few movie villains that doesn't kill his own henchmen on a whim, and even shares the fruit of the Tree of Might with them after victorious campaigns so that they can all become stronger. Sure, he's a planet-destroying space pirate who believes that Might Makes Right, but if you absolutely have to work for one of the movie villains and Cooler doesn't have any job openings, this guy's your best bet.
  • Blood Knight: As to be expected of a Saiyan, he loves to fight.
  • Boomerang Bigot: In Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans he remarks that his hatred for the Saiyans is by far superior to Frieza's. Need we mention Turles himself is a Saiyan? And that he's proud of being a Saiyan in The Tree of Might? Justified: The Turles in The Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans is not the real one. Also, in the movie and some games, he mocks Goku for being a low-class warrior, despite the fact that he too is a low-class warrior.
  • Breakout Villain: Turles is effectively one of the most popular Non-Serial Movie villains, appearing in one special along with other villains, being one of the most consistent movie characters to appear in video games, and is effectively the most recurring villain in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, but his popularity is not as big as Broly or Cooler.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: A line in the dub has Goku accuse him of not being able to understand the difference between good and evil.
    “Hmph. I know the difference; I just don’t care.”
  • Combat Pragmatist: He's a pretty clever fighter. He forces Gohan to go into his great ape form, and he also destroys the fake moon to avoid looking at it by mistake, causing the heroes to have to fight an uncontrollable Gohan while he's rampaging. When Gohan's pet dragon calms him down, Turles just blasts him away, angering him - this backfires as Gohan turns his attention to Turles, who just decides to kill him.
  • Cultural Rebel: The reason for his villainy, as Planet Vegeta's Fantastic Caste System would have condemned him to being a low-class and disposable warrior. But after taking a level in badass courtesy of the Tree of Might, Turles decided he was done with that life and that he would no longer be ruled by anyone, preferring instead to be the ruler.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: His battle with Goku after activating his Super Mode. His interactions with the rest of the gang before this also qualify.
  • Dark Is Evil: Just look at him. He wears dark armor and has darker skin than Goku.
  • Defector from Decadence: He was originally a soldier in Frieza's Army (like all Saiyans of the time), but went AWOL and struck out on his own.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Or rather servitude, which is how he acquired Daiz.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: In the final American dubbing of Tree of Might, between him and Goku:
    Turles: “Now, Kakarot. If you want to live, you must kneel and beg forgiveness.”
    Goku: “I... I don't know any Kakarot... that's not my name!”
    Turles: “Don't you lie to me!”
    Goku: “My name's Goku! GOKU!”
    Turles: “Then die here! FOOL!”
  • The Don: He is the leader of his own criminal organization, a platoon of space pirates.
  • Dub Name Change: One of the most blatant cases in the Swedish dub where he is called Raditz despite him having nothing to do with Goku's brother.
  • Edible Theme Naming: Like the other Saiyan names, his is a reference to a vegetable; in this case, lettuce.
  • Enemy Mine: With Slug on Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. They were about to fight for the Dragon Balls on Namek for the wish of Eternal Life, but decided to stop once the player character appeared.
    Slug: You again?! This is starting to annoy me!
    Turles: Hmph. How would you feel about a temporary truce?
    Slug: So first things first, is it? Heh... all right! I'll agree to that.
  • Energy Ring Attack: Turles has an attack in which he form a ring of energy with electric sparks between his palms and fires it at the enemy with the flat side outward. The attack was never named in Tree of Might but is called "Kill Driver" in Dragon Ball: Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans. Turles gets a stronger version of the attack called "Hyper Kill Driver" in Dragon Ball: Fusions''.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Even as an immoral sociopath, he seems to have some standards:
    • In Xenoverse 2, where even he is horrified by Frieza's new Golden form:
      Turles: Tch... he's even more of a monster than I thought!
      Golden Frieza: Yes, and far more cruel to boot.
    • He also expresses some scorn about Cell's particular brand of sadism in Xenoverse 2's DLC, remarking that he can't understand "how that loser Cell thinks" and says that if Cell's intention was to wreak havoc, he should have just done it instead of going to the trouble of tormenting people with the Cell Games.
  • Evil Counterpart: Word Of God confirms he is supposed to represent what Goku would have been like without his childhood head injury. Both he and Goku enjoy fighting and food, and if All There In the Manual is a credible source, both earned the allegiance of a good number of their comrades by defeating them in battle.
  • Evil Gloating: At first. He gets angrier as the movie progresses and more or less drops this by the final showdown.
  • Evil Mentor: He's an optional mentor for the main character in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2.
  • Evil Twin: The French and Danish dubs refer to him as Goku's brother.
  • Expy: One of the looser examples, but he borrows a number of aspects from Saiyan Saga villains: most pivotally, his connection and parallels to Goku invoke Raditz, while him causing Gohan to transform into an ape and being defeated by the Spirit Bomb suggests Vegeta.
  • Fantastic Racism: In Xenoverse 2, he really hates Frieza's race, to the point of wanting to commit genocide against them.
  • Faux Affably Evil: In the movie. Even by the standards of a Saiyan, Turles is exceptionally polite, cultured and respectful. However, he's still is a sadistic warrior who enjoys hurting children.
  • Force and Finesse: The Finesse to Broly's Force in Xenoverse 2. He considers the latter to be a loose cannon.
  • Freudian Excuse: It is possible that Turles has had a violent upbringing, like most of the Saiyans from Planet Vegeta. Furthermore, All There in the Manual establishes that Turles's ambitions of interstellar conquest were more than a little influenced by Frieza's like-minded reign.
  • Friend or Foe: Invoked in the games if Turles is pitted against Future Trunks.
    Turles: I didn't expect to find more Saiyan survivors, least of all here.
    Future Trunks: If you're an enemy, just say so!
  • From Camouflage to Criminal: He belonged to the Frieza Force, but later defected to be a space pirate.
  • Genius Bruiser: He can easily beat down most anybody else in the movie, and he's hardly dumb. Much like Vegeta, he is a skilled combatant and a tactical genius. He plays this example a bit straighter than most fighters in the series, seeing how he figured out how to cultivate the seeds of the Tree of Might, and revived two of his minions from the fossils of an extinct species, and made a probe for scanning planets to plant the seeds from the Tree in, which puts him leagues above any other known saiyan in terms of scientific capabilities.
  • Good Hair, Evil Hair: One subtle difference between his and Goku's physical appearances is the presence of two "devil horns" in his hair.
  • Go Out with a Smile: In the Dragon Ball Heroes: Big Bang Mission manga, Tullece surprisingly sacrifices himself for Vegeta by blocking an attack from Goku Black. He smiles contently as he gets blasted to atoms.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Goku uses the energy from the very same Power-Up Food-producing Tree Turles planted to create a Spirit Bomb powerful enough to destroy Turles and the Tree.
  • Hypocrite: In Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2, if you defeat Super Saiyan Goku while playing as Turles, he will remark: All the clumsiness I'd expect of a low-class fighter! But, according to Budokai Tenkaichi 3, he isn't able to control his Great Ape form, indicating he is also a low-class Saiyan. This was later confirmed via All There in the Manual.
  • Immortality Seeker: Keeping with the Vegeta inspiration, he wants to wish for Complete Immortality so he can have his revenge on Goku in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2.
    “How I longed for this moment. In but a very short time, the Dragon Balls will grant me eternal life. If I eat enough fruit from the Tree of Might, even Frieza and Mira with all their power won't be able to stop me. I'll utterly destroy Kakarot, and the entire universe will kneel before me!”
    • In Xenoverse 2 DLC he takes this a step further by betraying his pupil to keep Zamasu alive, solely so he can extract the secret of immortality from him.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: His smugness detailed below seems to be driven by an inferiority complex regarding his low class heritage, as seen with his quote to SSJ Goku detailed above. Notably, the games portray him as having very specific quotes for when he fights the higher-class elites Nappa and Vegeta — he taunts Nappa and says he "expected more from an elite warrior" after beating him, while he mocks Vegeta as "The Princess of all Saiyans".
  • Inexplicably Identical Individuals: No reason is given for the fact he looks exactly like Goku.
    • Some dubs either say he's Goku's brother or clone. However, Turles provides an answer when Gohan acknowledges the resemblance:
    Turles: It's not surprising I look like Kakarot. After all, there aren't many types of Low-Class Warriors.
  • Kick the Dog: He forcibly turns Gohan into a great ape and sets him loose on his own father, forcing Goku to figure out how to remove his rampaging son's tail without otherwise hurting him.
  • Kneel Before Zod: Perhaps due to their shared ancestry, Turles would rather Goku "kneel before him and beg forgiveness" than kill him, even after Goku has killed his crew. When Goku refuses, however, that small glimpse of mercy is taken off the table in very short order.
  • Lack of Empathy: As is to be expected from a Saiyan. He shows no sign of anger or sadness at the defeat of his crew, seeming more annoyed that they were defeated so easily if anything. Then there's this exchange between him and Goku in the dub:
    Turles: “Disturbing. The strongest of all Saiyan blood and he has a soft spot for a purple dinosaur. Kakarot you raised this Saiyan too much like an Earthling!”
    Goku: “I raised him to know the difference between good and evil! Unlike some people.”
    Turles: “Hmph. I know the difference. I just don’t care.”
  • Light Is Not Good: He was decked in a long white cape before joining the fray.
  • Multiple-Choice Past: Foreign-language dubs try to give a reason for why he looks like Goku, and none of them agree with each other. He's either a clone of Goku, his Evil Twin (in the biological sense), or just a Saiyan who happens to look like him (the last being the official explanation).
  • Mysterious Past: In The Tree Of Might, we don't discover much about Turles, but there is a lot of information about him on supplementary material. According to Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, he used to work for Frieza before leaving him and funding his own troops, The Crusher Corps. Frieza considers him a pale imitation of him with an absurd ego. This would be hypocritical of Frieza to say, but remember, Frieza has the power to say so. The Galactic Patrol also wanted to arrest him, but never could.
    Frieza: “I see Turles is still alive. I thought he was dead and rotting on some forgotten planet. He amassed a small army and acted like the king of the universe. He was never more than a pale imitation of me. He is a typical, blithering Saiyan. What could you possibly hope to learn from him?”
  • Near-Villain Victory: Very close to winning, having defeated Goku and the rest of the Z-fighters, as well as being able to eat from the fruit of the Tree of Might. He would have won had Goku not also eaten a fruit from the same tree.
  • Oh, Crap!: Has this expression as he's fighting Goku while trying to play off all his attacks as lucky shots. Gets this expression again when Goku's second Spirit Bomb, powered by the fruit, overtakes his attack.
  • Older than They Look: While he doesn't show it due to Saiyan aging, All There in the Manual establishes that Turles was a veteran fighter before Planet Vegeta was destroyed, putting him in the same generation as Bardock and making him one of the oldest Saiyan survivors.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: Invoked in Xenoverse 2: If Turles is your character's mentor, he will do all sorts of helpful things one wouldn't expect from the self-interested Big Bad from the Tree of Might. In explanation, he says this:
    Turles: I'm perfectly capable of helping people, you know? I just do what I want. That's all there is to it.
  • Palette Swap: He's a slightly buffer Goku with a tan.
  • Planet Eater: Although he eats the planet by means of the Tree of Might's fruit.
  • Polite Villains, Rude Heroes: To Goku. Oddly enough, he is Wicked Cultured and more composed than Goku.
  • Power-Up Food: The Tree's fruit. They're so powerful that Goku is able to kill Turles by using their energy to create an insanely powerful Spirit Bomb.
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: To the point of berating Goku and Gohan for not being Saiyan enough.
  • Rebellious Spirit: An aspect of him that is barely present in his film, but has become steadily emphasized over time since. In Xenoverse 2 particularly he is by far one of the most rebellious of the mentors (both hero and villainous) and is always looking for ways to slip out from under the thumb of the Time Patrol.
  • Redemption Equals Death: In the Dragon Ball Heroes: Big Bang Mission manga, Tullece takes the chance to do one selfless act for the first time in his life, shortly before he's killed by the Crimson Masked Saiyan. He makes a Heroic Sacrifice to save Vegeta, of all people.
  • Riddle for the Ages: How Turles discovered the Tree of Might (a sacred plant that is implied to be from the higher realms) to begin with, let alone how he obtained its seeds and learned how to cultivate and harvest its fruit, is all anyone's guess.note 
  • Rogue Agent: He was once a warrior serving both King Vegeta and Frieza, but he decided to go off on his own and conquer planets for himself.
  • Sadist: In combat, he clearly enjoys hurting others. Even by Saiyan standards, this trait of him stands out.
  • Satanic Archetype: Possibly. According to Elder Kai in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, Turles's heart is essentially a "ball of pure evil", which makes sense as he is essentially Goku's Evil Counterpart as Goku (a Messianic Archetype) is known to possess a heart that is pure good.
  • Shadow Archetype: To Vegeta. He represents what Vegeta would be if he had never redeemed himself.
  • Sink or Swim Mentor: In Xenoverse 2, to the point that at one point he betrays the Player Character while telling them that if they're not strong enough to beat him, they deserve to be an Unwitting Pawn. Original Generation villain Fu is impressed by this, remarking that Turles is a brilliant teacher for forcing his student to power through adversity, though the Supreme Kai of Time and the Elder Kai are significantly less impressed.
    Turles: "I've been hard at work teaching you this whole time. The lesson? The strength to carve your own path takes priority above all!"
  • The Sociopath: He is violent, ruthless, shows no kind of empathy or compassion for his victims, and shows sadism by enjoying hurting others. Even by Saiyan standards, he appears exceptionally evil, taking more sadistic joy than normal and lacking any sort of redeeming qualities or sympathetic moments whatsoever.
  • Smug Super: Turles is convinced that he is one of the most powerful fighters in the universe and that no one is his equal. Unfortunately for Goku and the gang, he's got the power to back it up, at least to a point.
  • Sparing the Aces: Like later movie villain Cooler, Turles has a soft spot for particularly courageous fighters and will attempt to recruit them if possible, as evidenced by Daiz's backstory and his attempt to recruit Gohan.
  • Spell My Name with an S: Despite "Tullece" fitting with the food naming motif, the character has also been referred to as "Turles" and "Taurus", depending on the dub. There are also Tales, Tarles or Tares. In an Aversion, he's also called Raditz in one dub.
  • Super Mode: Although he never became an actual Super Saiyan, he may have, at one point, been the strongest character in the franchise. Once he eats the Tree of Might's fruit, he powers up to the point that his muscles bulge even more noticeably than before. He becomes so powerful that the only way Goku can beat him is to make a Spirit Bomb. His first attempt doesn't work at all. He only succeeds in killing him by making the second one out of the remaining uneaten fruit.
    • He also has the Great Ape transformation, though he never uses this on himself. Only on Gohan. Though he has been able to use it in certain video games, and his power in that form would be increased tenfold.
    • Noticeably, Turles never receives the Super Saiyan transformation in Dragon Ball Heroes, being among the very few major Saiyan characters to never get it (The others being King Vegeta, Tarble and Pan) instead, he is fused with the four stars Dark Dragon Ball, and thanks to the fruit of tree of might, he becomes as strong as a Demon God.
  • Take Over the World: His goal is to become the strongest fighter in the universe so that he may one day rule over everything and everyone.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Turles returns in Super Dragon Ball Heroes has him gaining the "Evil Saiyan" form, allowing him to match post-God Goku.
  • Underwear of Power: Wears black briefs under his armor.
  • Villain Respect: All There in the Manual establishes that Turles knew when traveling to Earth that Goku was there, and that his reason for visiting was at least in part an interest in the "famously brave Bardock" and his son. As a rebel against Frieza himself, it's not hard to see why Turles would have respect for Bardock. This also explains why he tries so hard to get both Bardock's son and grandson to join him with We Can Rule Together offers.
    • He also expresses respect for Gohan in Raging Blast 2, remarking that the "little Saiyan runt from long ago" has grown into a real man when pitted against his adult incarnation.
    • Subverted in Xenoverse 2, where he reacts with disbelief and some scorn if the Player Character chooses to train under Kid Gohan.
    Turles: “You're training under Kakarot's kid? I will say that his power level is not to be scoffed at. But, still... Do you really want to lower yourself to the student of a child? I thought you had more pride in yourself than that.”
  • Villain Team-Up:
    • He is recruited by Towa and Mira to work along Slug in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. Turles considers Slug to be a bit of an idiot, and urges you to whistle a bit if you see him, telling you this will make him happy, just to be an ass about it.
    • In the Future Trunks saga of the same game, he is summoned by Goku Black to fight against Goku and Vegeta, making a brief alliance before the other villains appear from the Time Rift. Black notices the similarity between the two and jokes about their similar appearances.
    Vegeta: Who the hell is that?! Are there two Black's?!
  • Vocal Dissonance: His original Japanese VA (Masako Nozawa) voices Goku and all the other male members of his family, which is particularly striking in his case as he is very ruthless and battle-hardened yet has the same VA as Gohan.note  This is subverted in the American dub, in which he has had multiple VAs which have all given him the more masculine voice one would expect from a character of his type.
  • We Can Rule Together: This has more or less become his shtick, as he tries to recruit Gohan in Tree of Might and consistently woos the player character to join his Crusher Corps in Xenoverse 2.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Turles can be considered one of these post-movie, as he is one of the few villains who was never shown in Hell and never came back in any way (which was particularly jarring in Fusion Reborn where his minions came back temporarily but Turles himself was nowhere to be found).
  • Wicked Cultured: Surprisingly, considering how the Saiyans are. He manages to make a career of plundering and fighting sound somewhat sophisticated by throwing in a line about enjoying fine wines along with everything else the universe has to offer.
  • Wolverine Publicity: He appeared in an OVA called Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans and its remake in the game Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2, due to his status as a Breakout Villain. He is also one of the most promoted characters in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 when it comes to the non-serial villains.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Had absolutely no problem viciously beating and tormenting Gohan during their encounter.
  • Written by the Winners: Interestingly lampshaded in Xenoverse 2, where he remarks that the Time Patrollers are just "a stuffy bunch of fanatics" and that for all their talk about fighting for peace, in the end, they're just forcing their own beliefs on everyone else. As he asks the Player Character:
    Turles: After all, it's only the winners' idea of peace that triumphs, while the losers' gets trampled in the mud. Isn't it a lot easier and more honest just to admit from the start that you're only doing what you want?


Introduced during the Frieza saga

    Slug's Demon Clan 

Angila (アンギラ, Angira)
Wings (ドロダボ, Dorodabo)
Medamatcha (メダマッチャ)
Zeeun (ゼエウン)
Gyosju (ギョーシュ, Gyōshu)
Kakuja (カクージャ, Kakūja)
From left to right: Zeeun, Medamatcha, Lord Slug, Angila, and Wings.
Angila voiced by (Japanese): Keiichi Nanba
Angila voiced by (English): John Burgmeier (Funimation dub); Paul Bandey (AB Groupe/"Big Green" dub)
Angila voiced by (Latin American Spanish): Enrique Mederos

Wings voiced by (Japanese): Daisuke Gōri (Lord Slug), Katsuhisa Hōki (Dragon Ball Heroes)
Wings voiced by (English): Chris Rager (Funimation dub); David Gasman (AB Groupe/"Big Green" dub)
Wings voiced by (Latin American Spanish): José Luis Castañeda

Medamatcha voiced by (Japanese): Yukitoshi Hori
Medamatcha voiced by (English): Kent Williams (Funimation dub); Doug Rand (AB Groupe/"Big Green" dub)
Medamatcha voiced by (Latin American Spanish): José Arenas

Gyoshu voiced by (Japanese): Shigeru Chiba
Gyoshu voiced by (English): James T. Fields (Funimation dub); Doug Rand (AB Groupe/"Big Green" dub)
Gyoshu voiced by (Latin American Spanish): Arturo Mercado

Kakuja voiced by (Japanese): Shōzō Iizuka
Kakuja voiced by (English): James T. Fields (Funimation dub); Doug Rand (AB Groupe/"Big Green" dub)
Kakuja voiced by (Latin American Spanish): Gabriel Pingarrón

Zeeun voiced by (Japanese): Kōji Totani (Lord Slug), Takuya Kirimoto (Dragon Ball Heroes)
Zeeun voiced by (English): Brad Jackson (Funimation dub); Paul Bandey (AB Groupe/"Big Green" dub)
Zeeun voiced by (Latin American Spanish): Luis Daniel Ramírez

The henchmen of Lord Slug.

  • Alien Blood: Wings and Medamatcha have purple blood.
  • Always Identical Twins: Gyoshu and Kakuja are twins.
  • Ascended Extra: Out of all of Slug's minions, Medamatcha was the one member to appear alongside his boss in videogames, including Dragon Ball Heroes.
  • Advertised Extra: Zeeun and either Gyoshu or Kakuja appear on the cover of the DVD despite both playing a minimal role in the film, the former two are killed before the fighting starts and the latter doesn’t fight at all.
  • Acrofatic: Wings is incredibly big, but is still as athletic as his comrades.
  • Back Up Twin: After Gyosju gets killed, Kakuja immediately takes his place.
  • Big, Thin, Short Trio: Medamatcha is the short one, Angila is the thin one, and Wings is the big one.
  • The Cameo: Wings, Medamatcha, and Zeeun all make cameos in Fusion Reborn.
  • Commanding Coolness: In the English dub, Zeeun is given the rank of commander.
  • Disney Villain Death: Kakuja falls to his death after Lord Slug accidentally blasts his ship.
  • Dub Name Change: In the original Japanese version, "Wings" is named Dorodabo.
  • Extendable Arms: Angila is able to extend his arms.
  • Expy: Angila and Wings are practically a Palette Swap for Zarbon and Dodoria with some token extra features, and Medamatcha seems designed to recall Guldo. In terms of role, they're pretty much the Ginyu Force, in that they're battled by a secondary character and Gohan who take down some of them but get overwhelmed until Goku shows up and curbstomps the survivors.
  • Green and Mean: Medamatcha has green skin.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Angila dies by having his own attack reflected back at him.
  • The Hyena: Several scenes where Medamatcha is fighting have him laughing his head off.
  • Non-Action Guy: Kakuja doesn’t get involved in the action at all.
  • Off-Model: Zeeun's cameo in Fusion Reborn gives him pink skin similar to Ebifurya's from The World's Strongest.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: Both Zeeun and Gyoshu exist for Slug to demonstrate his power and cruelty.
  • Self-Duplication: Medamatcha is able to spawn four small copies of himself.
  • Terrible Trio: Wings, Angila, and Medamatcha are the most prominent of Lord Slug’s minions.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Zeeun should've known better than to call Lord Slug "old".
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Medamatcha doesn’t wear a shirt.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Commander Zeeun and Gyoshu are both killed very early on in Lord Slug.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: None of them can handle the earth’s heat and need to freeze the planet before they can take off their armor.
  • Your Head Asplode: Angila dies when he gets his attack reflected back at him, blowing up his head.
  • Villains Want Mercy: Commander Zeeun to his boss, Lord Slug. He doesn't receive it.
    Zeeun: Lord Slug! Forgive me! Who, who am I to remind you of your mortality!? Have mercy on me sire!

    Lord Slug 

Lord Slug (スラッグ, Suraggu)
Voiced by (Japanese): Kenji Utsumi (Old Lord Slug), Yusaku Yara (Young Lord Slug), Tetsu Inada (Raging Blast 2)
Voiced by (English): Brice Armstrong (Lord Slug, Budokai Tenkaichi 2, Budokai Tenkaichi 3), Jeremy Schwartz (Xenoverse 2, Legends) (Funimation dub); Ed Marcus (AB Groupe/"Big Green" dub)
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish): Mario Sauret

An evil Namekian not unlike Demon King Piccolo. Comes to Earth to gather the Dragon Balls and regain his youth then set on conquering it. A fight with the Z-Warriors ensures his plans don't get any further.

  • Alien Blood: It's purple, like with all Namekians
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: He can grow into a giant form if he wants to.
  • Bad Boss: His opening scene shows him killing his Commander when he makes an offhanded remark about him being old and then kills his head scientist when he told him it would take longer than he wanted to terrafreeze Earth.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Proudly proclaims himself to have been "pure evil since the day I was born!" in Xenoverse 2.
  • Enemy Mine: His relationship with Turles and Towa in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is this. He was about to start a fight with him when it came to the Dragon Balls on Namek and only stopped because the player character appeared.
    “Don't order me around, Mira. I don't recall ever becoming your servant! I'm only cooperating with you for now so I can have my revenge on that Saiyan brat, but that's all!”
  • Evil Counterpart: To Piccolo. He is what Piccolo would have become if he became King Piccolo and not been redeemed by Gohan.
  • Evil Mentor: An optional one in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2.
  • Evil Old Folks: An old conqueror looking to restore his youth and power so he can go about it a little longer.
  • Evil Overlord: Just like a certain other Namekian that leads something of an army that could probably destroy the world, and we actually get to see some of it this time around.
  • Expy: Of the Demon King Piccolo. They're both evil Namekians who used the Dragon Balls to regain their youth. He was also sent away from Namek to save his life when the weather changed, just like the Nameless Namek who became Piccolo.
    • In terms of his role and power, he's very similar to Frieza (big spaceship, Mooks, Quirky Miniboss Squad, alien invader, planet-jacker, Orcus on His Throne, fought by a Super Saiyan), who was the villain at the time of his film.
    • He's also somewhat similar to Turles, at least superficially. Both are space pirates of an established race who have the goal of exploiting the planet, and they both get killed by a Spirit Bomb.
  • Eye Beams: A stock Namekian technique, which Slug uses in both his normal and giant forms.
  • Fountain of Youth: He summons Shenron to gain eternal youth as King Piccolo did.
  • Functional Addict: As an old Namekian Slug is seen chowing down on some sort of pills, basically wolfing them down like candy. What kind of pills they are or what they do is never really established, and made moot when he restores his youth not too long after. Notably, this is the only known occasion of a Namekian (a race that traditionally survives by photosynthesis) consuming anything solid.
  • Green and Mean: Being a Namekian, he has green skin, and he's about as mean as they get.
  • Heal Thyself: He possesses the same regeneration ability as Piccolo Jr. and Nail. He actually shocks Goku out of his Pseudo Super Saiyan state when he cuts off his own arm after it is broken before growing another.
  • Make My Monster Grow: The same ability Piccolo Jr displayed, to an even greater extent. Still seemingly has the same weakness as Piccolo Jr though, as it doesn't seem to actually increase his power level and instead takes away from the energy that could be used for regenerating if he does end up hurt while also making him a bigger target.
  • Motive Decay: Played with in Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans, where it certainly looks like Slug has gone from a generic Evil Overlord with galactic conquest on the mind to an Elite Mook vowing to make Vegeta, a man he has never met, pay for his past sins. The twist is that this Slug is a Ghost Warrior and not the real Slug, explaining his seeming motive degeneration.
  • Multiple-Choice Past: Let's just say his backstory relating to his existence as a Namekian is different between various versions. The Japanese version had him being sent away from Namek as a baby during its cataclysmic climate shift (similar to the Namekian who would become Piccolo and Kami), and the English version implies that he is the last of a group of Super Nameks who were exiled from Namek via the Namekian Dragon Balls due to misuse of their power.
  • Rubber Man: Another stock Namekian ability that Slug wields.
  • Theme Naming: As with the other Namekians (minus Piccolo), he's named after a gastropod.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Weakened by Gohan's whistling since Namekians have highly sensitive ears.
  • World's Strongest Man: His giant form is stated by King Kai to be far stronger than Frieza, which makes him an absolute powerhouse for the era. However, the production of the movie predates the reveal of Frieza's final form, so it could be interpreted as Slug only being more powerful than Frieza's earlier forms, as even his second form was a closely guarded secret.
  • Villain Team-Up: More or less forced into one when Towa and Mira recruit him to work with Turles in Xenoverse 2. He's not really happy about it, except that it allows him the chance for that time-honored DBZ villain motivation, revenge.

    Cooler's Armored Squadron 

Cooler's Armored Squadron (クウラ機甲戦隊, Kūra Kikō Sentai)

Cooler's personal mercenaries, formed by Salza, Dore, and Neiz.

Tropes applying to them as a whole

  • Amazing Technicolor Population: All three of them.
    • Salza's skin tone is blue, which appears to be standard for their race.
    • Doore has green skin, and in Dragon Ball Z III: Ressen Jinzōningen weaker members of his race appear with yellow and teal skin.
    • Neiz has brown skin, and in Ressen Jinzōningen weaker members of his race appear with blue and green skin.
  • Adaptation Expansion: They have an expanded role in the Famicom game Dragon Ball Z III: Ressen Jinzōningen, in which they kidnap Bulma to force her to build them a Dragon Radar and take hostages to force the human population into obeying them.
  • Camp: They are very flamboyant, but not to the same extent as the Ginyu Force.
  • The Dreaded: Xenoverse 2 establishes them as this, as Dodoria knows they are each stronger than any member of the Ginyu Force and fears them for it.
  • Edible Theme Naming: The team has a theme of condiments and salad dressings:
    • Salza's Japanese name, Sauzer, and one of his alternate names, Thouser, are a pun on the "Thousand Island" salad dressing. In the Funimation dub, his name is a reference to the Spanish word for sauce, "Salsa".
    • Dore's name was lifted from Sara"dore" dressing.
    • Neiz's name comes from mayonnaise.
  • Expy: Since Cooler is a Frieza expy, the Armored Squadron is his Ginyu Force analogue.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Each one of them has only a left shoulder pad.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: If any of them face their boss in Raging Blast 2 their Undying Loyalty will be replaced with a sudden desire to become The Starscream.
  • Purple Is Powerful: All of them wear purple, Salza and Neiz have purple blood, and Salza's energy blade is also purple.
  • Terrible Trio: Quoting a well-known parody series, the Armored Squadron is a trio formed by the Bishōnen Dragon, The Brute, and the guy with the weird powers.
  • The One That Got Away: Non-romantic example, as in Xenoverse 2 Cooler reveals that Captain Ginyu is the only one of Frieza's subordinates that he respects and that he tried to recruit him to the Armored Squadron, without success. Notably, this clashes with Budokai Tenkaichi 3, in which it is stated that Ginyu and Salza competed against each other for the spot of Armored Squadron leader.
  • Undying Loyalty: They're all fiercely loyal to Cooler.

Salza (サウザー, Sauzaa)
Voiced by (Japanese): Show Hayami
Voiced by (English): Michael Marco (Cooler's Revenge), Christopher Sabat (video games) (Funimation dub); David Gasman (AB Groupe/"Big Green" dub); R.J. Celdran (Creative Products Corporation dub)
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish): Enrique Mederos

The pretty boy and leader of the Armored Squadron, also Cooler's personal top dog.

  • Alien Blood: It's purple.
  • Bishōnen: A very pretty man with a flamboyant personality.
  • The Cameo: Appears along the rest of the reborn villains in Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn, with a different armor color.
  • The Dragon: As well as being the leader of the Armored Squadron, he also seems to be this to Cooler in general. In the "Beautiful Treachery" what-if tale from Budokai Tenkaichi 2, he is Cooler's representative and counterpart to Zarbon.
  • Dragon Their Feet: He actually manages to outlive his boss, at least by a few minutes, as he emerges from the rubble after Cooler's defeat only to be blasted and finally killed by Piccolo.
  • Evil Genius: Apparently he's the smartest member of his race. This is borne out in Dragon Ball Z III: Ressen Jinzōningen, where he's the one to figure out who Bulma is and what a Dragon Radar is.
  • Expy: He is a Jeice analogue. Similar to Cooler, he is related to Jeice, with at least some magazines saying they are from the same planet.
  • Fantastic Racist: Like most members of the Frieza Forces, Salza holds a dim view of Saiyans and refers to their planet as a "monkey farm".
  • French Jerk: In the English dub, he is given a French accent with a slightly effeminate tone, just like how Jeice is given an Australian accent for some reason. His effeminate tone is probably to mirror Zarbon's.
  • Funny Background Event: When Dore interrogates Gohan, Salza can be seen in the background chowing down on the soup that was just brewing over the campfire.
  • Heavy Worlder: He comes from a planet with high gravity, much like the Saiyans.
  • Jack of All Stats: While Dore is the strongest and Neiz the fastest, Salza maintains a balance between speed and strength, while also being by far the most intelligent and skilled of the three.
  • Laser Blade: He is the first character to do an energy blade in the franchise, predating Vegito, Goku Black, and Zamasu by many years, in the latter two cases, decades. This is expanded in fighting games where this is his main gimmick.
  • Mysterious Past: His past is never explored in his film, but supplementary material establishes him as being from the same planet as Jeice of the Ginyu Force.
  • Omniglot: All There in the Manual establishes that he is capable of speaking 7,000 different languages.
  • The Rival: In Budokai Tenkaichi 3 and Raging Blast 2, Jeice is set up as one of these to him.
    Jeice: We're gonna settle this once and for all!
    Salza: It's over for you.
  • Secret-Keeper: He's one of the few people in the universe who has seen Ginyu's true form. Yet another case of All There in the Manual.
  • Weak, but Skilled: He's not as strong as his teammate Dore and seems to have a bit of a glass jaw, but he's easily the most skilled of the Armored Squadron, putting up the best fight against Piccolo and even managing to briefly outlive his boss.

Dore (ドーレ, Dōre)
Voiced by (Japanese): Masaharu Sato
Voiced by (English): Mike McFarland (Funimation dub); Ed Marcus (AB Groupe/"Big Green" dub), Manuel R. Abello (Creative Products Corporation dub)
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish): Gabriel Pingarrón

The muscle of Cooler’s armored squadron.

  • Almighty Janitor: He is ranked below Salza, but according to supplementary material his power level is higher.
  • Blood Knight: See above. He killed all 300 of his opponents as a wrestler in the Galactic League. His supplementary material also notes that he has a bloodthirsty personality.
  • The Brute: The strongest and most vicious of the squadron.
  • Expy:
    • Could be seen as an analogue to Recoome as both are the most muscular of their team and both are incredibly cocky and confident in their abilities.
    • As a green-skinned humanoid (with black hair and purple underwear, even) who primarily fights with physical strength rather than energy abilities, he can also be seen as a downplayed one of these to the Hulk.
  • Forgetful Jones: He apparently forgot that Namek had been destroyed, as he asks why Piccolo isn't on Namek instead of Earth, only for Neiz to remind him that Frieza blew it up.
  • Green and Mean: See above. His skin is Hulk green and he has the attitude to match.
  • Mysterious Past: His past is never explored in his film, but supplementary material establishes him as a wrestler from a Lethal Lava Land planet who went undefeated in 300 matches and killed all his opponents before he joined the Armored Squadron.
  • The Rival: In Xenoverse 2, talking to Recoome reveals that the strongman Ginyu sees Dore as this, and wants to beat him to prove that his muscles are "the best in the galaxy".
  • Smarter Than You Look: He acts like a witless thug but he's sharper than he gets credit for. He realizes right away that the bag Gohan is carrying must be important, and notes while blasting away a countryside looking for Goku that attention to detail is the reason why the Armored Squad is the best military unit in the Frieza Force. Further, in Raging Blast 2 he's the only Armored Squadron member to realize that Meta-Cooler is "not the same Cooler", in his words. That said, he does seem to be forgetful.
  • Spell My Name with an S: He's also been referred to as "Doore" and "Doray", depending on the adaptation.
  • Underwear of Power: Wears something akin to a purple speedo.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: He's the strongest member of the Squad but seems to have the least fighting skill, as Piccolo dominates him easily. Though, it should be noted that Piccolo is a powerful ranged fighter, just the type a predominantly physical fighter like Dore would have trouble with.
  • Villainous Breakdown: If he'd just grabbed Gohan and used him as a meat shield, he could have avoided being incinerated by Piccolo's blast. Instead, he flies right past him in a panic, and very shortly after is killed.
  • World's Best Warrior: Supplementary material gives his power level as 185000, which would be even higher than Great Ape Vegeta or Ginyu Force Saga base Kaio-ken Goku, easily making him the strongest Frieza Force soldier until Super.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He grabs Gohan and threatens to cave his skull in with his bare hand.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: He was a wrestler before joining Cooler and his fighting style incorporates many grabs and holds.

Neiz (ネイズ, Neizu)
Voiced by (Japanese): Masato Hirano
Voiced by (English): Bill Townsley (Funimation dub); Paul Bandey (AB Groupe/"Big Green" dub); David Soon (Creative Products Corporation dub)
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish): Ricardo Mendoza

The Fragile Speedster of Cooler's Armored Squadron.

  • Alien Abduction: He's the one who kidnaps Bulma in Dragon Ball Z III: Ressen Jinzōningen, forcing Vegeta to fight him (and other members of his race) to rescue her.
  • Alien Blood: Purple. Seen when Piccolo hits both him and Salza hard enough to make purple blood come out of their mouths.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: He is somehow an amphibian despite coming from a planet that is 100% water, he can retract his head into his neck, and he can create an electrical charge from his body.
  • Elemental Rock–Paper–Scissors: Anyone who's played Pokémon will understand immediately why his own attack killed him.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He's very mad when Dore is killed, telling Piccolo "You're dead!"
  • Expy: Seems to be an analogue to Burter in terms of personality and appearance.
  • Fragile Speedster: All it takes is Piccolo reflecting his own specialty technique back on him to kill him.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Piccolo turns his own energy attack back on him, killing him.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: Mentions wanting to eat Piccolo and Gohan in the American dub.
  • Lightning Bruiser: The fastest of the three according to his background information, and while he's also the weakest, his power level is 163000, which is still much higher than Captain Ginyu's.
  • Mysterious Past: His past is never explored in the film, and while it isn't given as much elaboration as Salza's or Dore's, supplementary material does reveal a bit about him. He's from a planet that's completely Under the Sea, and his race evolved from amphibians.
  • The Paralyzer: His specialty technique, the Neiz Bind Wave, paralyzes its victims.
  • Psycho Electro: His attacks are primarily electrical and he has the unstable personality to go with it.
  • Reptiles Are Abhorrent: His character design seems to be meant to evoke this, as All There in the Manual establishes him as an amphibious being but he retracts his head like a turtle.
  • Required Secondary Powers: His lack of them is what leads to his death, as while he can use electric attacks freely, he is also very vulnerable to them (presumably because of his amphibious physiology). When Piccolo turns his own Neiz Bind Wave back on him, he's not just paralyzed but completely fried by it.
  • Retractable Appendages: Is shown retracting his head in his body to dodge an attack.
  • Shock and Awe: One of his attacks is to fire pink electricity.
  • Super Speed: According to Shonen Jump he prides himself on his speed, much like Burter.


Introduced during the Android/Cell saga

    Android 15 

Android 15 (人造人間15号, Jinzōningen Jūgo-Gō)
Voiced by (Japanese): Toshio Kobayashi
Voiced by (English): Josh Martin (Funimation dub); Paul Bandey (AB Groupe/"Big Green" dub)
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish): José Arenas

Another Android that was created by Gero and completed by his computer long after his death. As with nearly all of Gero's androids, he only has one objective: kill Goku.

  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Inverted. He does what he's programmed to do: try to kill Goku.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Has dark purple skin.
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: The little guy to Android 14's big guy.
  • Brain in a Jar: Similar to Android 19, Android 15's electromechanical brain is protected by a glass dome.
  • Character Tics: Despite being a fully mechanical android, he carries a flask of... something, that he continuously uncorks and takes swigs from.
  • The Comically Serious: He rarely talks in the Japanese version, but has stoically annoyed reactions to Android 14's braid getting in his face and repeatedly falling into the snow.
  • Cool Shades: Wears a pair of shades that cover his mechanical eyes.
  • Flat Character: Doesn’t have much of a personality in the original version. The English dub gave him a bit of a gangster accent.
  • Offhand Backhand: On the receiving end of one courtesy of Android 16 in one of the Dragon Ball Heroes intros.
  • Off with His Head!: How he meets his end.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: About half of Vegeta's size, but can give him a tough fight even when the latter's a Super Saiyan.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Somewhat noteworthy for being the only android dressed in an outfit approaching formal wear, complete with a giant Red Ribbon bowtie.
  • Single-Stroke Battle: Gets into one with Vegeta.
  • So Last Season: Vegeta defeats him with minimal difficulty upon going Super Saiyan, in stark contrast to his experience against Android 18.
  • Terrible Trio: Forms one with Androids 13 and 14.

    Android 14 

Android 14 (人造人間14号, Jinzōningen Jū Yon-Gō)
Voiced by (Japanese): Hisao Egawa
Voiced by (English): Chris Rager (Funimation dub); Ed Marcus (AB Groupe/"Big Green" dub)
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish): José Luis McConnell

Another Android that was created by Gero and completed by his computer long after his death. As with nearly all of Gero's androids, he only has one objective: kill Goku.

    Android 13 

Android 13 (人造人間十三号, Jinzou Ningen Juusan-Gou)
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Voiced by (Japanese): Kazuyuki Sogabe (Super Android 13!), Moriya Endo (Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi onward)
Voiced by (English): Chuck Huber (Funimation dub); Doug Rand (AB Groupe/"Big Green" dub)
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish): Enrique Mederos

Another Android that was created by Gero and completed by his computer long after his death. As with nearly all of Gero's androids, he only has one objective: kill Goku.

  • 13 Is Unlucky: Invokes this in the American dub, though his original Japanese incarnation subverts this as 13 is not a particularly superstitious number in their culture.
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Inverted. He does what he's programmed to do: try to kill Goku, even though he'd rather not.
  • Always Accurate Attack: His S.S. Deadly Bomber which tracks its target like a heat-seeking missile.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: In the Xenoverse games, Android 13 can use Data Input to analyze an enemy's fighting style and effortlessly dodge melee attacks to a level comparable to "Autonomous Ultra Instinct".
  • Bad Boss: He absorbs the core components of his two henchmen to achieve his perfect form, and in Raging Blast 2 if confronted by one or the other (both of whom demand their parts back) his response is to chuckle wickedly.
  • Cannibalism Superpower: He absorbs the parts from Androids 14 and 15, becoming much stronger as a result.
  • Combat Pragmatist: When he fights Goku, one of the first things he does is draw the fight underwater, where Goku is at a distinct disadvantage due to needing to breathe, unlike his android opponent. Then in his Super form, he directly goes to punch Goku in the groin with his free arm (his other arm was grabbing his leg). Poor Goten might have not been created had Goku not pulled through that one.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: In the American dub only. In an attempt to give him something resembling characterization, he (somewhat randomly) launches into a little tirade on The Evils of Free Will:
    Android 13: "Free will". Pitiful humans! War, segregation, hatred! Is that what you've done with your free will, boy? Don't you lecture me with your thirty-dollar haircut, Goku dies!
  • Evil Redhead: In his super mode.
  • Expy:
    • Of Cell, who gains a Super Mode by absorbing two fellow Androids.
    • He is also strangely one of these to Android 16, though only in the American dub, as both are the strongest androids of their respective generations and both seem to have a strong affinity with nature.
  • Flat Character: Originally, his only defining trait is wanting to kill Goku, just like his two companions. The dub subverts this a bit, giving him a southern accent and a belief that Humans Are the Real Monsters and The Evils of Free Will. Supplemental materials expand on him a bit more, especially Legends.
  • Flawed Prototype: Of later android models (though most specifically Cell). The results are his base form is less powerful than Androids 16/17/& 18, and while Super Form makes him more powerful than most of his successors, it is less powerful than Cell's later Super Forms (roughly equal to slightly more powerful than Semi-Perfect Cell). While his ability to absorb the power of other androids is similar to Cell's own, he lacks Androids 19/20/Cell's ability to absorb power from organic beings. Lastly, as a purely robotic android, he lacks the regenerative capabilities of Cell.
    • Specifically lampshaded by Cell in the Xenoverse games.
  • Groin Attack: One strong enough to knock a Super Saiyan back to their normal state.
  • The Juggernaut: This better explains his transformed state. He's bulky, presumably gets some sort of chest armor, and shrugs off the attacks of Vegeta, Trunks, Goku and, Piccolo.
  • The Leader: Specifically designed to be the "leader unit" to his generation of androids. 14 and 15 both follow his commands without question.
  • Homing Projectile: The S.S. Deadly Bomber, which is his signature technique. Once launched it homes in on its target unerringly.
  • No-Sell: Once he powers up to his super form, he does this to pretty much EVERYTHING the Z-Fighters can throw at him. This was until Goku (in his super saiyan form) formed a Spirit Bomb and absorbed it, powering himself up & managing to One-Hit Kill Android 13.
  • Planet Destroyer: It is stated in the original Japanese airing that his S.S. Deadly Bomber is capable of destroying half a planet.
  • Power-up Full Color Change: After absorbing the components of Androids #14 and #15, Android #13's skin turns blue with grey areas on his shoulders, stomach, chest, and back. His hair also changes from white to orange.
  • Punch! Punch! Punch! Uh Oh...: Vegeta, Piccolo and Goku in the same five minutes. Apparently, it took them a while to realize it wasn't working. Vegeta got body-slammed, Piccolo got blasted, and Goku...well, see above.
  • Southern-Fried Genius: He's given a pretty heavy southern accent in the dub, and he's fairly smart if his views on humanity and pragmatism has anything to say.
  • Super Mode: After absorbing parts from Androids 14 and 15.
  • Super Toughness: Especially true when transformed. In the movie, nobody could ever deal actual damage to him, only hold him back. The only time he was truly hurt was the same tactic that killed him: Goku absorbing the Spirit Bomb as a Super Saiyan.
  • Terrible Trio: Forms one with Androids 14 and 15.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: He wears a thin vest with no shirt underneath.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Has pale white hair and literally no heart at all.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: He becomes a lot more unhinged after going into his super mode.


Paragus (パラガス, Paragasu)
Voiced by (Japanese): Iemasa Kayumi (Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan), Katsuhisa Houki (Dragon Ball Super)
Voiced by (English): Dameon Clarke (Funimation dub); Paul Bandey (AB Groupe/"Big Green" dub)
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish): Roberto Sen

Appearances: Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan

"Watch closely Vegeta, because massacres like this are rarely seen even by Saiyan eyes."

The father of Broly. A noble Saiyan warrior, Paragus was ordered to be executed with his son when King Vegeta decided Broly was a threat, but they both survived their executions. Though still an infant, Broly's power awakened and saved both him and his father from Planet Vegeta's destruction shortly thereafter. Broly's incredible power made him uncontrollable and violent, to the point of gouging out one of his father's eyes; Paragus then had a mind-control device created to keep his son docile.

Years later, Paragus hatched a plan to build his own empire and gain revenge on the king's son, Prince Vegeta, by luring him to a planet about to be destroyed by a comet. Unfortunately for Paragus, Vegeta brought along Goku, whose hated presence snaps Broly out of his brainwashing. Just as Paragus tried to escape his son's wrath, Broly caught him and killed him.

Like his son, Paragus was reinvented for Dragon Ball Super: Broly. For any tropes about him, see here.

  • Ambition Is Evil: Combines this with Sins of Our Fathers, as he wants to take revenge on Vegeta and then claim Earth as the capital planet of his and Broly's new Saiyan empire.
  • Asshole Victim: Being murdered by your own son is cruel, but Paragus did brainwash Broly and used him as a living weapon for at least a decade. He was also going to leave his son to die on the planet. So, it's hard to feel too sorry for him.
  • Bad Boss: He doesn't seem to think much of any of the beings that serve under him. The Shamoians he works like dogs, he rants at the inventor of his Slave Collar device to "fix it" despite said inventor telling him the device is in working order, and the only time he shows any fighting ability it's to execute an underling, presumably to keep him from spilling the beans after a Just Between You and Me conversation.
  • Badass Cape: Like Turles, he wears a long white one.
  • Batman Can Breathe in Space: Flashbacks in his original movie show him and Broly talking and breathing just fine in space.
  • Blatant Lies: In a desperate attempt to save himself from Broly, he tells him that he's preparing a rocket so that they can both escape Comet Camori, despite clearly being in an escape pod meant for one passenger. Broly isn't convinced for one second.
    • He also Blatantly Lies to the heroes by telling them that Broly is a weakling with less power than even himself. Notably, he tries sliding this one by them even after Broly's midnight rampage. Goku doesn't even dignify it with a response.
  • Break Them by Talking: He notably breaks Vegeta by talking, though with more than a little help from Broly's overwhelming Saiyan power. He actually spends a good portion of the latter half of the film just gloating to Vegeta, all while the rest of the Z-Fighters get pounded on by Broly.
  • The Cameo: He briefly appears alongside the revived villains in Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn, and ironically, seemed to be following his race's mortal enemy Frieza.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Broly crushes him to death inside his own Attack Ball, not even quickly but slowly enough that he has enough time to soliloquize about the absurdity of his end, before throwing him still alive into a comet. In a series where most deaths are people exploding or obliterated with energy blasts, the cruel and unusual nature of Paragus's death stands out.
  • Dark Is Evil: In the video game Super Dragonball Heroes he trades out his usual Light Is Not Good look for this, due to being powered up by the villainous duo of Mira and Towa.
  • Dirty Coward: He stays well out of the brawl between his son and the Z-Fighters, and later tries running for it to save his own skin. Keyword: "tries".
  • The Dog Bites Back: After years of brainwashing, Broly crushes Paragus's escape pod while he's still in it.
  • Dub Text: When Paragus abandons Broly after losing control of him, the original Japanese soliloquy delivered by Iemasa Kayumi was one of reluctant sadness and regret. note  The English version, however, painted quite a different picture from the Japanese version, making Paragus seem like a jerk who never loved Broly in the first place. This notably contradicts earlier scenes of Paragus, such as him risking his life defying King Vegeta to protect his baby boy.
  • Edible Theme Naming: As Saiyan tradition, his name is based on a vegetable. In this case, his name is one letter short of "asparagus."
  • Eye Scream: Broly gouged out one of his eyes out during one of his rampages.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: There's nothing particularly remarkable about Paragus, and it's not even clear if he's among the ten or so elite Saiyans like Nappa or if he's just a low-class warrior no different than Bardock. But regardless of his origins, his son is the Legendary Super Saiyan.
  • Just Between You and Me: Shares one of these with his henchman Moah, giving away the secret of the giant comet headed their way. Later he graduates to full-blown Motive Rant.
  • Infectious Insanity: Paragus was a relatively normal Saiyan with more empathy than most before his son was born. When his son was proven to be abnormally strong, King Vegeta tried to have them both murdered so they wouldn't challenge his Throne. Broly more or less went insane from the combination of his first memory of Goku crying, almost being executed, having to escape Frieza blowing up the planet, and from his own unbelievable strength and sense of superiority that came with it. After years of raising a son that would occasionally hurt or even try to kill him, Paragus started to lose it. As Broly was the only person he had left, he couldn't abandon him, but the danger he posed to Paragus and the universe backed Paragus into a corner. As he tried to put on the crown to control Broly, his son woke up dazed and confused and childishly called after his father. They got into a struggle and Paragus got the crown on, but Broly had worked himself into a frenzy and almost killed Paragus yet again before the crown took over. Paragus was relieved but saddened by having to do this to his son. Yet as time went on, he went mad with power now that he controlled his son similar to how the power drove Broly insane.
  • Insignificant Little Blue Planet: Notably subverted in the dub. While it's ultimately revealed just like in the Japanese version that Paragus luring Vegeta to "New Vegeta" was a ploy to stall him long enough for the incoming meteorite to obliterate him, the dub also adds intentions for Earth in Paragus' plan. Unlike previous villains like Frieza and King Cold who sneer at Earth, Paragus considers it "a lush, green, healthy planet, the most beautiful planet in the cosmos!" and even goes so far as to lure its protectors far away from it because he doesn't want it to be damaged in battle, fully intending to conquer it as his throne seat once Vegeta and the others are gotten rid of.
  • Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: He initially had no villainous intentions when putting the mind-control device on Broly, as he was trying to save everyone from Broly's destructive insanity, including Broly himself. But when he realized that now his son could be used as a potential weapon to satisfy his own thirst for vengeance, Paragus threw all morals out the window.
  • Kick the Dog: Ironically, the only person he was ever shown "fighting" was one of his own henchmen. While this proved that he can fight to an extent, it also showed that he wasn't capable of doing much with that strength aside from being a Bad Boss.
  • Light Is Not Good: Dressed in a white cape, sporting a damaged eye, introducing himself as a humble servant of Vegeta, and presenting Vegeta a new planet to rule over as its king and restart the Saiyan race — just as soon as he defeated a "Legendary Super Saiyan". His true intentions are to leave Vegeta stranded on this planet, which is a complete ruin beyond the supposed palace city and is about to be bombed by a comet so that he can restart Saiyan dominance for himself on Earth and rule over it with his son as his instrument of power.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He's actually somewhat clever in the way he goes about manipulating Vegeta's ego to get him to come to his trap planet. Having served under King Vegeta for some time, he's probably familiar with how both him and his son think.
  • Motive Rant: After it becomes clear that lying to Vegeta is no longer an option Paragus abandons all notions of restraint, launching into one of these with all the vehemence of a man who has spent days pandering to people he utterly loathes. He spares no detail of his Evil Plan, figuring there's nothing Vegeta or his friends can do to stop him at that point.
  • Older than They Look: Subverted. He actually looks his age despite Saiyans retaining their youth until they hit 80. This implies that he is at least 80 years old, and probably older.
  • Overprotective Dad: Played with. On the one hand, he's notably more sentimental about his progeny than most Saiyan parents are, pleading with King Vegeta to spare his son's life when most Saiyans would have shrugged it off. He stays by Broly's side for the remainder of his life and seems to take some pride in his son's abnormal strength. But on the other hand, he also enslaves said son to his will vial a Slave Collar when Broly grows beyond his control and has no problems with basically weaponizing him as the instrument in his revenge against the Vegeta dynasty for ruining both their lives.
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: A subdued version, as he is actually more cerebral and calculating than most Saiyans. But he clearly subscribes to the "might makes right" Saiyan attitude, and he's very proud of his son being the Legendary Super Saiyan, despite also being utterly terrified of him.
  • Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: He tries to abandon his son to die, only to be crushed to death in the very pod he's trying to make his escape in.
  • Revenge Before Reason: Subverted, as he crafts a plan which actually ties his revenge into his reason: by luring the Z-Fighters to New Planet Vegeta and wiping them out with Comet Camori, he both takes his revenge on the Vegeta family and tidily gets rid of all the fighters capable of stopping him and Broly from claiming Earth.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: Tries to leave New Vegeta before Broly destroys it but gets caught.
  • Sickly Green Glow: Like his son, his energy attacks (that we see him use all of once) have this color.
  • Sink the Lifeboats: Paragus tries to use his Escape Pod to flee from his rampaging son Broly, and from the comet about to collide with the planet he had previously lured the Z-Fighters to. Unfortunately for him, Broly catches up to him, crushes the pod with his bare hands, and throws the remains into the comet.
  • Sins of Our Fathers: Paragus tries to exact revenge on Vegeta for his father's ruthless attempt to kill both his son Broly and himself.
  • Spell My Name with an S: Alternately "Baragus" or "Paragas".
  • Surveillance as the Plot Demands: He's capable of this to the point of creating a Plot Hole, as he knows who Trunks is despite Trunks being from the future and his present-day counterpart still being just as baby.
  • Take Over the World: He plans to conquer Earth because... well, it has nice scenery and a good location, or something.
  • Tragic Villain: Had King Vegeta not ordered the execution of Broly, both he and Paragus would have still likely escaped Frieza's genocide of their race, sane and untraumatized. And Paragus, being (by Saiyan standards) a loving father, would have raised a happy and talented little boy into a prodigy warrior not unlike Kakarot.
  • Underwear of Power: Wears black briefs under his armor, like many Saiyans.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Paragus ranks among the weakest of Saiyans and doesn't even try to play in the same class as Broly, Goku or Vegeta. But he's far more cunning than the average Saiyan, avoiding the attention of Frieza completely for almost 30 years while using his son Broly to survive and later conquer. He's also tougher than one might expect, surviving King Vegeta's Execution Beam and likely gaining a power boost from the near-death experience as Saiyans do.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Played with — Paragus can come off as this due to having enslaved his son in an effort to control him, a noble gesture on the face of it as Broly is capable of destroying entire solar systems when left unchecked. After his Motive Rant to the Z-Fighters, however, it is revealed that his primary motivation for doing so is to let what remained of the Vegeta Dynasty suffer as he and his son did, and it would be easier to keep Broly focused on that goal if he were kept on a leash, so to speak. The dub unnecessarily made Universal Conquest his primary motivation, lessening the tragedy of King Vegeta's transgressions on his family.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: After losing control of Broly he decides to cut his losses and leave his son to die, though he is shown to have at least a slight pang of remorse for the act. Regardless of which, Broly catches up to him and kills him before he can make his escape.
    • He also does this to his henchmen Moah after the poor creature expresses its fear of the giant comet currently headed their way.



Hatchiyack (ハッチヒャック, Hatchihyakku)
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Voiced by (Japanese): Yusaku Yara (original OVA, Playdia games), Hideo Ishikawa (Raging Blast 2)
Voiced by (English): Christopher Sabat (Raging Blast 2, Funimation dub)

"SAI... YAN!"

A being from the video game Dragon Ball Z Gaiden: Saiyajin Zetsumetsu Keikaku, which was later adapted into the OVA Plan to Eradicate All Saiyans. A supercomputer created by Dr. Raichi to enact revenge against the Saiyans as he a Tuffle, a race that inhabited the planet that would become Planet Vegeta after the Saiyans took it over.

  • Bonus Boss: He was this in his debut.
  • Brain Monster: The Hatchiyack machine itself has an appearance that evokes this, as it looks roughly like a giant brain with two red eyes.
  • Dying Curse: Hatchiyack is literally Dr. Lychee's Dying Curse on the Saiyan race.
  • Evil Counterpart: A strange example as the character he's a counterpart to is not exactly a hero, but Hatchiyack is basically the Tuffle version of Broly. Huge, overpowering and both given to bouts of Say My Name.
  • Evil Is Bigger: Hatchiyack is roughly the size of King Cold or Broly in his Legendary Super Saiyan form.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: His original Japanese voice especially, though all versions of his voice qualify.
  • Fatal Flaw: Hatchiyack is very strong, and can withstand plenty of blows and blasts. However, it won't work when he is either caught off guard or charging his ultimate technique, the Revenger Cannon. This technique in particular has an absurdly-long 15-second countdown, which Goku quickly realizes and exploits.
  • Fusion Dance: In Dragon Ball Heroes he fuses with Bebi to become Bebi Hatchiyack.
  • Implacable Man: All Hatchiyack cares about is killing Saiyans, and it will stop at nothing to Kill 'Em All.
  • The Juggernaut: Much like Broly, Hatchiyack is pretty much a tank on wheels even by the standards of the Dragon Ball universe.
  • Killer Robot: Seems to be one of these, though unlike the androids of Dr. Gero it manifests ki which can be sensed, implying it is something closer to an artificial lifeform like Cell.
  • Make My Monster Grow: Hatchiyack has a Giant Form that he can use in one of the original versions of the Playdia OVA game. This happens in one of the endings and Goku had to go inside him and blast his 'core' to defeat him.
  • The Man Behind the Man: Lychee initially appears to be the mastermind behind Hatchiyack, but it is eventually revealed that the real Lychee died decades ago, and the one seen in the present day is just an artificial phantom generated by Hatchiyack to stall the heroes while it collects the remaining hate energy needed to manifest its battle body.
  • One-Winged Angel: The Hatchiyack that the Z-Fighters fight is technically one of these, as the actual Hatchiyack is an immobile computer that transforms into its red battle body form after absorbing enough hate energy. And in one of the Playdia endings, it is capable of another transformation, transforming into an even more powered-up form with Shoulders of Doom.
  • The Power of Hate: He is literally powered by hate energy.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Hatchiyack is not a villain for grand schemes or subtle plots. It wants to destroy Saiyans, and luckily for it most of the surviving Saiyans in the universe have gathered themselves in one place. It even has a technique called the Revenger Cannon which it calls by saying (you guessed it), "Revenge!".
  • Say My Name: His dialogue leaves something to be desired in terms of variation: in Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 you'll either get "Revenge!" or some exclamation of "Saiyan/Saiyans!" depending on whether or not he's fighting a Saiyan. He's almost as bad as Broly with his "Kakarot!"
  • Self-Duplication: in one of the OVA video game's alternate endings, Hatchiyack was shown to be able to make multiple copies of himself, something akin to the series' Multi-Form Technique.
  • Sickly Green Glow: When charging its Revenger Cannon, in yet another parallel with Broly.
  • So Last Season: Stated to have the same power level as Broly (more specifically his Movie 8 incarnation), the heroes have an easier time with him presumably because they since got stronger after their fight with Broly. They still have a lot of trouble though as one ending requires a Spirit Bomb and the other requires taking advantage of its Artificial Stupidity.
  • Super Mode: In one of the endings to the original OVA game, Hatchiyack activates a Super Form to gain an edge on the heroes. This is when Goku has to use what's called an Instant Spirit Bomb to kill him.
  • Theme Naming: An alternative reading of the first two Chinese characters in yaoya, which is a shop that sells — you guessed it — fruits and vegetables.
  • Villain Team-Up: In the latest mission of Dragon Ball Heroes, the Demon Towa summons Hatchiyack to assist Baby in allowing him to willingly take over his body, fusing them into Baby Hatchiyack to fight Goku and friends. In a previous mission, Babidi turned him while in his Super Mode into a "King of Destruction" type Majin along with plenty of other villains.
  • The Voiceless: In the original OVA. Averted in exactly one of the game cutscenes and in the 2010 remake, which gave him a few generic lines (such as "I-Impossible!" when he is defeated).
  • Yellow Eyes of Sneakiness: Subverted, as he has pupil-less yellow eyes but is about the furthest thing from 'sneaky' imaginable.

    Dr. Lychee 

Dr. Lychee (ドクター・ライチー, Dokutā Raichī)
Voiced by (Japanese): Shinji Ogawa (original OVA, Playdia games), Hiroshi Iwasaki (2010 remake)

"We Tuffles tried to help the Saiyans. And all they gave us in return was death and destruction. I will never forgive Saiyans for what they did to us, even if God does!"

The last of the Tuffles and one of the main antagonists of the video game Dragon Ball Z Gaiden: Saiyajin Zetsumetsu Keikaku, which was later adapted into the OVA Plan to Eradicate All Saiyans.

  • Accuser of the Brethren: He doesn't care that Goku is apologetic for what the Saiyans did to his people, and says that he will never forgive the Saiyans even if the gods themselves do.
  • All Your Powers Combined: In the game, he has all the techniques of the Ghost Warriors before him, though this is cut from the anime as his only technique there is a barrier.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: His skin is blue. This is notable for being an early clue that he is actually a Ghost Warrior himself, as the Tuffles were shown to be of similar color and pigmentation to the Saiyans.
  • Barrier Warrior: Required a Super Saiyan or a bunch of Super Saiyans to break. In Dragon Ball Heroes, his Super Attack has him use it while charging into an opponent.
  • Best Served Cold: Due to Hatchiyack taking decades to gather enough hate energy to resurrect him as a Ghost Warrior.
  • Dark Is Evil: The planet he takes Hatchiyack to is referred to only as the "Dark Planet", and of course, it's a grim and lifeless world that lives up to the name.
  • Dead All Along: As it turns out, Raichi was killed in an attempt to escape from the Saiyans; the Raichi the Z-Fighters meet is just another Ghost Warrior created by Hatchiyack.
  • Evil Genius: Let's be honest, anyone who comes up with the idea of creating a machine specifically to harness hate probably wasn't all that nice a guy even before the Saiyans wiped out his race.
  • Expy: Of Dr. Gero. Both Evil Geniuses, both utterly obsessed with revenge, and he even kind of looks like him.
  • The Farmer and the Viper: Invokes this trope when meeting the Z-Fighters, as he claims his people tried to help the Saiyans and were only given death and destruction for their efforts. It should be noted, however, that this account isn't exactly backed up by what we see in flashbacks: while the Saiyans did make war on the Tuffles (and ultimately wiped them out), they were shown as living in primitive conditions prior to King Vegeta's war, implying that the Tuffles weren't quite as generous to the invaders as Lychee paints them as being.
  • Lazy Bum: Similar to the instance of Barrier Warrior, most appearances he has made outside of Dragon Ball Z Gaiden: Saiyajin Zetsumetsu Keikaku show that he constantly resorts to his barrier in combat. This could also be his Fatal Flaw. The mentioned video game is the only time he is shown to use other moves, such as those from Frieza, Cooler, Slug, Turles, and even has his own ultimate technique.
  • Madness Mantra: In the original OVA only, there's a scene where Lychee regenerates after being destroyed by Vegeta's Final Flash, only for Vegeta to destroy him a second time by blasting him before he can fully raise his barrier. This makes Lychee explode in a shower of light, with a single glowing piece of him falling at the ground by Vegeta's feet. This piece manifests a tiny screaming face that chants "Damn Saiyans!" over and over again until Vegeta squashes it.
  • My Death Is Just the Beginning: As noted above, Lychee is actually dead, and has been for quite some time. However, he did manage to get Hatchiyack off Planet Vegeta before succumbing to his injuries, making his death this.
  • Outside-Context Problem: Lychee is notably this, not because of Hatchiyack or the Ghost Warriors, but because of his Destron Gas, which is a type of threat the Z-Fighters had notably never encountered before (and notably have not encountered since). In a universe where everyone's response to everything is an overwhelming force, who saw a Deadly Gas specifically create to weaken such warriors coming?
  • Power Floats: Notably, his feet never touch the ground.
  • Revenge Before Reason: Like Baby of Dragon Ball GT fame, it makes no difference to Raichi that the Saiyans who actually slaughtered his race are long-dead; as far as he's concerned, all Saiyans are guilty.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: His appearance when alive says it all, perhaps was as tall as Krillin. Though it makes sense since Tuffles were mostly a small-sized race compared to the Saiyans. His ego is also present as he says he will kill the Saiyans regardless of who gets harmed in the process. Not to mention Hatchiyack, because after being defeated by everyone, he gave his grudge power to Hatchiyack which completed his physical form. More importantly, as Hatchiyack dies, he is shown screaming as well. It's as though he and his ego become one with Hatchiyack.
    • This is much more pronounced when one remembers that he also calls himself the "ultimate Ghost Warrior", despite being a very passive combatant whose only tactic is to stall with his barrier. Ironically, in the game this boast bears out, as he is the second strongest enemy the heroes fight (Hatchiyack itself being the first) and wields the techniques of all the other Ghost Warriors.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: In Dragon Ball Heroes he is given a Majin power-up, which in the tradition of Majin power-ups is one of these. Kind of played with, though, as Lychee is evil with or without the power-up.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: He outright says that even if God Himself forgives the Saiyans for their crimes, he never will.
  • Vengeful Ghost: Played with, as despite being called Ghost Warriors none of the Ghost Warriors, including Lychee, are actually ghosts. They're more like artificial phantoms generated by Hatchiyack.
  • Villain Team-Up: It's shown Raichi wouldn't mind tagging along with Dr. Myu (who was made to believe he too was a Tuffle scientist that escaped genocide from the Saiyans) in Dragon Ball Heroes. The same applies to Dr. Gero, and Dr. Kochan in a later on mission trailer. Babidi also gave him the Majin Warrior upgrade on a previous mission.

    Galaxy Soldiers 

Galaxy Soldiers

Bojack’s squad of mercenaries.

Tropes applying to the group as a whole

  • Amazing Technicolor Population: All of them have blue skin.
  • The Cameo: All of them appear in Fusion Reborn.
  • Combat Pragmatist: They're fond of ganging up on the heroes individually, as well as using psychic barriers ("Psycho Threads") to restrain opponents. Doesn't work so well when Gohan can No-Sell their powers and make them explode with single punches, though.
  • Evil Redhead: All of them, except possibly Bujin, have orange hair.
  • Expy: They appear to be based on the Makyans and the Saiyans due to their buff, color-changing Super Mode.
  • Flat Character: They really don’t get much characterization in Bojack Unbound. The video games have expanded on Zangya’s personality.
  • Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: Surprisingly inverted, Zangya spends most of her fights giving brutal if elegant beatdowns while all the guys send energy attacks and psychic powers. She does help out with some combination attacks but that's about it.
  • N.G.O. Superpower: Despite being simple pirates, each member is much more powerful than Emperor Frieza, and the leader is stronger than Vegeta and Trunks.
  • Purple Is Powerful: All of them have purple on their outfits.
  • Rubber-Forehead Aliens: They all look like humans with blue/green skin and Pointy Ears.
  • Space Pirates: That rampaged across four galaxies.
  • Terrible Trio: While there are four of them, Kogu fights separately from the group leaving the trio of Bujin, Bido, and Zangya.
  • Theme Naming:
    • All of them including Bojack have names that fall in line with their evil traits.
    • The name of their species is the "Race of Hera" or "Hera-seijin." In Greek mythology, Hera is the queen of the gods, who despite her regal nature is actually a rather petty and spiteful being. This might be a reference to how all of Bojack's people are named for their evil traits.
  • Would Hurt a Child: They have no problem with attacking Gohan.

Zangya (ザンギャ)
Voiced by (Japanese): Tomoko Maruo
Voiced by (English): Colleen Clinkenbeard (Funimation dub); Jodi Forrest (AB Groupe/"Big Green" dub)
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish): Belinda Martínez

"The universe is littered with the bones of those who dare to think otherwise."

Bojack's main henchman, or woman in this case, with long curly orange hair and pointed ears.

  • Affably Evil: According to the pre-battle comments in the videogames, she is very polite, well-spoken, cool, and somewhat sarcastic.
  • Beauty Is Bad: A really beautiful babe, and a space pirate who doesn't mind killing the population of a planet. And Krillin certainly agrees she is gorgeous.
  • Breakout Villain: She is only a henchman in the movie, with only one line of dialogue. However, she is very popular with the fans (presumably due to her fighting prowess and character design) and has made many appearances in the video games as often the only one of the Galaxy Soldiers to appear alongside Bojack.
  • Dark Action Girl: Held her own in a brief fight with Super Saiyan Trunks before paralyzing him with her psychic powers so her teammate could wail on him.
  • The Dark Chick: Aside from Krillin, all her fighting is done in a group.
  • Dirty Coward: A downplayed and understandable example, given she just watched her two companions get torn in half with one kick each, but she is shown to want no part of fighting Gohan after he goes Super Saiyan 2 and backs away from him in fear, leading Bad Boss Bojack to insult and then kill her.
  • Green-Skinned Space Babe: She has bluish skin.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Krillin expressed attraction towards her in the movie, and in the Budokai Tenkaichi games.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: She's at least as strong as a Cell Junior, but is even thinner than 18.
  • Not So Stoic: She is very scared when she sees Gohan as a SSJ2.
  • Pirate Girl: She's the only girl in the "crew" too.
  • Smurfette Principle: The only female in Bojack’s crew, and by extension the only female villain in the Z films. She isn't the first one in the franchise, however, as Pasta {or Raven) was the first one, appearing in Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies as a henchwoman to King Gurumes.
  • The Starscream: In Budokai Tenkaichi 3, though given Bojack's treatment, can you really blame her?
    Bojack: You would defy me?
    Zangya: Stop trying to pretend you're the boss!
  • The Stoic: She doesn’t show much emotion when she fights.
  • Villainesses Want Heroes: In the Budokai Tenkaichi games, she makes it very clear she thinks Krillin is cute and hints at wanting him. Android 18 does not approve of this.
    Zangya: Your man's kinda cute.
    18: Skank.
  • Vocal Evolution: Her voice in her debut film was lighter and flippant but became deeper and sultry in her video game appearances.
  • World's Strongest Woman: Being strong enough to restrain and wound post Cell Games Super Saiyan Gohan and hold her own against post Cell Games Trunks 1 v 1 (putting her well beyond Shin, the strongest and highest-ranking God in Z), Zangya was by far the most powerful female in the universe throughout her entire life and in Z in general alongside Android 18. And yet she subverts this trope, as she is not actually from Earth. Perhaps "Galaxy's Strongest Woman" would be a better title for her?

Bujin (ブージン, Būjin)
Voiced by (Japanese): Naoki Tatsuta
Voiced by (English): Christopher Bevins (Funimation dub); Sharon Mann (AB Groupe/"Big Green" dub)
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish): José Arenas

"Master is not patient. You would be wise to stand down. Or better yet, kneel."

The psychic of Bojack's crew.

  • Combination Attack: He often works with Bido by trapping his opponent with his needles and then Bido takes them down.
  • Depraved Dwarf: He's a little guy, but quite sadistic.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Gohan finishes him off by kicking him in half.
  • Mind over Matter: Uses his psychic powers to throw things at Gohan.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Doesn’t appear to be very buff, but he does put up a good fight against Gohan, at least until he goes SSJ2.
  • Never Bareheaded: He never takes his turban off his head.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Hinted at in his first appearances, where he draws Gohan into an illusionary funhouse full of toys.
  • Telepathy: He has the ability to throw objects and change the appearance of the battlefield

Kogu (ゴクア, Gokua)
Voiced by (Japanese): Toshiyuki Morikawa
Voiced by (English): Ethan Rains (Funimation dub); Paul Bandey (AB Groupe/"Big Green" dub)
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish): Mario Castañeda

The swordfighter of Bojack's crew.

  • Badasses Wear Bandanas: Sports a purple bandana.
  • Cool Sword: Has his sword with him at all times.
  • Elite Mook: Played with. He's the only member of the Galaxy Soldiers other than Bojack shown to be able to transform, but he's the first of them to die and the only reason he even transforms at all seems to be foreshadowing to the audience that Bojack can do it.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: If inconsistent ones. He's not above ambushing Trunks with a blast out of nowhere, but he does give him a chance to surrender when it looks like he's beaten.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Trunks finishes him off this way, by ramming his fist clean through him.
  • Loners Are Freaks: He notably fights alone, unlike all the other Galaxy Soldiers who fight very much as a unit.
  • Master Swordsman: Is said to have been a skilled swordsman.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Is very scrawny until he transforms, however, he does make quick work of Future Trunks until Trunks goes SSJ.
  • Not So Stoic: Is visibly shocked when Trunks kills him.
  • One-Steve Limit: Averted by a closed margin. His name is Gokua, not Goku. Possibly as a Casting Gag, the Latin American Spanish dub gave him the same voice actor as Goku. The American dub deliberately changed his name to "Kogu" to enforce this.
  • Reused Character Design: He looks like an evil and green-skinned Chrono from Chrono Trigger.
  • The Stoic: Doesn't emote much when he fights.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: He is the first of the Galaxy Soldiers to be taken out. His brief appearance, however, allowed us to see the Super Mode their members are capable of.

Bido (ビドー, Bidō)
Voiced by (Japanese): Hisao Egawa
Voiced by (English): Robert McCollum (Funimation dub); Ed Marcus (AB Groupe/"Big Green" dub)
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish): José Luis Castañeda

"Master Bojack has no equal!"

The powerhouse of Bojack’s crew.

  • Almighty Janitor: The strongest member of Bojack’s crew but is ranked below Zangya, at least in the video games.
  • Beard of Evil: Rocks a goatee.
  • Blood Knight: His introduction scene sees him strangle a human fighter who stood no chance against him to death purely For the Evulz.
  • The Brute: The strongest of Bojack’s crew.
  • Combination Attack: He and Bujin often work together to take down opponents, Bujin traps them and then he finishes them off.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Gohan kills him by punching him in half.
  • Neck Lift: Does this to Doskoi before he kills him.
  • Psychotic Smirk: While strangling the aforementioned Doskoi.
  • Sadist: Seems to enjoy his brutish work just a little too much.


Bojack (ボージャック, Boujakku)
"Hey kid, nice planet you got here."
Click here to see Bojack's Transformation 
Voiced by (Japanese): Tesshō Genda
Voiced by (English): Bob Carter (Funimation dub); Doug Rand (AB Groupe/"Big Green" dub)
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish): César Soto

"It's been so long... since I've snapped someone's neck!"

An alien with nothing more than universal conquest on the mind and the main antagonist of Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound. Crashes a tournament the heroes attend, a major fight breaks out, winds up facing Gohan, and meets his end by the younger Saiyan's hands in the end.

  • Aliens Are Bastards: He means to thank Goku for freeing him by killing all of his friends and family.
  • Alien Blood: He has purple blood.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Has blue skin, which seems to be standard for his race. Upon transforming it changes to green.
  • Bad Boss: As his beautiful henchwoman Zangya finds out the hard way. It is any wonder she shows The Starscream tendencies when they fight each other in the video games?
  • Badasses Wear Bandanas: Or maybe he's just trying to maintain his hairstyle?
  • Blood Knight: His introduction quote even has him remarking that it has been a long time since he has snapped a person's neck.
  • The Combat Pragmatist: In Xenoverse 2 he expresses these sentiments when training the Player Character, telling them that there is no such thing as fighting cleanly or kindly.
  • Complexity Addiction: Why does he go to the trouble of having his underlings infiltrate and mess with a martial arts tournament if all he wants from Earth is a "nice planet" to rule?
  • Evil Redhead: His hair goes from orange to red.
  • Expy:
    • A despot who, after being accidentally released, sends his minions to a martial arts tournament to eliminate any strong fighters that might get in his way. The first of the martial artists to fall is Krillin. The first minion is killed by a mysterious youth with a sword. Bojack himself has a hole put in his torso. He's effectively King Piccolo with hair.
    • His climactic battle with Gohan contains many elements reminiscent of Gohan's battle with Cell, though not in the same order: Gohan getting trapped in a bear hug, Goku coming from the Other World to help Gohan (while implied with Cell, Goku is explicitly shown here to use Instant Transmission to punch Bojack in the face), Gohan going Super Saiyan 2 and curb-stomping his minions (just like SSJ 2 Gohan did with the Cell Jrs.), Bojack transforming into a Super Mode (just like Cell went from Perfect Cell to Super Perfect Cell after coming Back from the Dead), and finally perishing after a clash of beams with Gohan.
  • Failure Is the Only Option: In Xenoverse 2 he reveals to the Player Character he has been gathering followers in secret and plans to lead an invasion of the city. There is no option to support this invasion, though, and no matter what you do you will "betray" him in the fifth mission, after which his followers will all desert him.
  • The Fighting Narcissist: Seems to have some elements of this, at least in Xenoverse 2. The only way he will consider training the Player Character is if they come to him wearing the outfit of his henchmen, and the only way to unlock the final training mission is to approach him wearing his outfit.
  • Flat Character: Bojack probably suffers the most out of all the movie villains of having very little personality. We're told he and his crew were once a threat so great the Kais united to seal them in a star (a measure they didn't even take with Frieza), but we're never told where they came from, how they got so powerful, or, most damningly, what they want. This lack of motive is further heightened by Bojack homing straight in on Earth after his release, without any explanation as to how he can sense months-old energy from the Cell Games or what he even wants from Earth besides "a nice planet" to rule. He makes a comment to Gohan about telling his father hello when he sees him in the afterlife, but we're never told how he even knows of Goku or why he even cares. The list goes on and on. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 tries to give him some depth, but he's still by far the most undeveloped of the movie villains.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: Able to beat all of Earth's greatest fighters without transforming, something Kogu needed to do just to stand a chance. That was until Gohan went Super Saiyan 2, whereupon his own transformation proved inadequate.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: What Gohan eventually did to him after transforming into a Super Saiyan 2, although unlike Super Android 13 or Broly (kind of), this didn't quite finish him. The beam attacks sure did, however.
  • Inexplicably Awesome: No explanation is given as to why this mere space pirate is stronger than Vegeta and Trunks post-Cell Saga (and thus implicitly in the same ball-park as Perfect Cell, if not Super Perfect Cell).
  • Jerkass: He pillaged and plundered across the four galaxies of the Kais, seemingly because he could, though he was beaten even back then.
  • Kick the Dog: When Bojack mercilessly hugs Gohan, he nearly killed him. Gets another when he kills his own henchwoman Zangya.
  • Large Ham: Some of his video game appearances hint at him being this as a reason for his Complexity Addiction, as he talks about creating a "killer show together" if you partner with him.
  • Meaningful Name: His name comes from the Japanese word bōjakubujin, which means "arrogance" or "audacity".
  • Nonstandard Character Design: Bojack has narrower eyes than the previous characters, which gives him a slightly more realistic looking face than previous main villains.
  • Power Dyes Your Hair: His orange hair turns red in his Super Mode.
  • Power-up Full Color Change: Bojack's blue skin turns green in his Super Mode.
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: In Xenoverse 2 he expressed some curiosity about the strength of Saiyans, famously regarded as a warrior race, while also commenting that regardless of that strength, it would still be nothing compared to "the almighty Race of Hera."
  • Remember the New Guy?: Possibly. He not only knows Goku but also knows Goku is currently dead during the events of the movie. Whether or not he has actually met Goku offscreen is unclear.
  • Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: Referenced in Xenoverse 2, where no matter what choices the Player Character makes after training under him inevitably you will be forced to betray him in the fifth and final training mission. He expresses his disgust at the betrayal and then declares he intends to show the Player Character what he does to traitors.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Inside a star, even.
  • Sins of Our Fathers: Alludes to this when he tells Gohan to "say hello to your father in the next world!" How he knows about Goku or why he cares about a man he's never met is never explained.
  • Space Pirates: He and of course gets mocked in Dragon Ball Z Abridged wherein he talks just like a cartoon pirate.
  • Super Mode: His race can do something similar to Saiyans turning Super Saiyan.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: In Xenoverse 2, where after being spared by the Player Character in the final mission he expresses only snide contempt for the player's soft-heartedness, declaring that regardless of this mercy he will make the PC taste his revenge someday.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Has one of these in Xenoverse 2 after being defeated in the fifth and final training mission.
    Bojack: My minions have deserted me and my ambitions are in tatters... It wasn't supposed to end this way...
  • Vocal Evolution: He has a Caribbean accent in the dub of his debut movie. The video games don't give him any particular accent.
  • The Worf Effect: Is stronger than Vegeta and Trunks post Cell Games, which would imply he's at least as strong as Perfect Cell if not comparable to Super Perfect Cell. Unfortunately for him, he came after Gohan had unlocked a form that ultimately made that a cakewalk.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He had no problem attacking and killing his female minion Zangya.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He had no qualms with fighting Gohan.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: He blasts through his female minion Zangya just to get to Gohan. note 

Introduced during the Majin Buu saga

Voiced by (Japanese): Chafurin
Voiced by (English): Robert McCollum
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish): César Soto

The priest and conjurer of Natade Village, a hamlet in the Northern Wilderness that Goten, Trunks, and Videl visit.

  • Asshole Victim: Given that his incompetence as a conjurer caused several people to be killed by a dinosaur in his village (which he shows no remorse over) and he knowingly helped create a clone of Broly just so he could get some money while not caring if it endangered the whole universe, and considering he was trying to betray Jaguar and steal his money, it's hard to feel any sympathy for him when he gets killed by the culture fluid.
  • Fake Wizardry: He poses as a conjurer but has no real magical power. He often shouts gibberish phrases to make people think he's casting incantations.
  • Grail in the Garbage: He wears a Dragon Ball on his necklace. Naturally, he has no idea what it really is.
  • Hate Sink: For a powerless human, he's one of the most singularly vile characters across any of the movies, without a single positive trait to be found in him.
  • Humiliation Conga: After the events of Broly: Second Coming he is banished from his village.
  • Know-Nothing Know-It-All: He thinks he's an expert in incantations, but he has no real magic at all.
  • Let No Crisis Go to Waste: In Bio-Broly, he uses the crisis of the titular villain's rampage to try and steal all of Lord Jaguar's money. Unfortunately for him, he is soon after Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves.
  • Non-Action Guy: Like all average humans in the DBZ universe, he has no fighting power worth noting, and any of the named characters could destroy him with a single blow if they were so inclined.
  • Psychotic Smirk: When he has his reunion with Goten and Trunks in Bio-Broly.
  • Recurring Character: As minor a character as he is, he bears the distinction of being one of the very few recurring movie villains.
  • Signature Headgear: He's always wearing a purple headband.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: He thinks he's a competent sorcerer, but he's anything but.
  • Smarter Than You Look: He might be a fake conjurer, but he is smart enough to work out a lot about Broly and to know that the Legendary Super Saiyan's blood is something Lord Jaguar would pay a fortune for.
  • Smug Snake: In Broly: Second Coming, before Goten and Trunks make him the laughingstock of his village.
  • The Usurper: He's introduced as the conjurer of a backwater village in the mountains who had usurped the village chief's power by exploiting their fear of a "monster". His solution is yearly Human Sacrifice rituals to appease the creature, which in truth is nothing more than a dinosaur. The chief knows the "rituals" aren't really magic but sadly goes along with them because he doesn't have any better solution — until Goten and Trunks come along.

    Baron Jaguar Badda 
Voiced by (Japanese): Naoki Tatsuta
Voiced by (English): Bill Townsley
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish): José Luis Castañeda

A wealthy man who was Mr. Satan's rival in school and seeks to take revenge against him and conquer the world with his bio warriors, including Bio-Broly.

  • Big Bad Wannabe: He creates the clone of Broly along with several other bio warriors and thinks he's Bio-Broly's master. He ends up being nothing more than an annoying pest.
  • Dirty Old Man: He was seen oogling Android 18 before she smacked him into a wall.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He loves his dog.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He wants to use his clone of Broly along with the other bio warriors to kill Mr. Satan and take over the world, but he is appalled when Bio-Broly nearly kills Trunks and orders him to stop, only to be attacked himself.
  • Fat Bastard: He's very rotund.
  • Heel Realization: He realizes how badly he screwed up and even thinks twice when Trunks offers to rescue him, believing he deserves to die for having put the world at risk.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: He's a stunted manchild who really needs to let it go and get a real hobby, but he's not wrong about Mr. Satan being a fraud.
  • Malaproper: Mispronounces victims as vitamins and play as spray.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: He is ashamed of his actions when the culture fluid becomes so strong it could destroy the planet.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: He's not really evil like Maloja, he's just very stunted emotionally and has way too much money for his own good.
  • Punny Name: On the Japanese word for a buttered baked potato. His noble title of “baron”, and his “Castle Mayqueen”, also both refer to varieties of potato in Japan.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: He favors red and black in his wardrobe and is a villain, if not a really malevolent one (unless you're Mr. Satan).
  • Rich Idiot With No Day Job: He's up there with the Briefs family on the wealth scale, but has no technical training or really any kind of useful skills whatsoever.
  • Sore Loser: The whole plot happens because of a boyhood grudge he never got over.
  • Spell My Name with an S: In Japanese, no less. Depending on the source, he’s either “Jaguar Batta” or “Jaguar Badda”. Not even guidebooks seem to be able to keep it straight.
  • Take Over the World: This was one of his goals, along with killing Mr. Satan.
  • Weak Boss, Strong Underlings: Fat Bastard Baron Jaguar Badda is a normal human that control, or attempts to, a group of very strong Bio-Warriors, including Broly. It should cue you that he is Mr. Satan's rival, who while strong enough to be an unstoppable force and a borderline superhero in normal human terms, is basically an ant next to even the weakest of the Z-Warriors.
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: Downplayed. He has no problem with having his bio-warriors fight against Goten and Trunks, but when Bio-Broly very clearly tries to kill Trunks, Jaguar orders him to stop. Bio-Broly simply attacks him in response.

    The Dictator 

The Dictator (独裁者, Dokusaisha)
Totally not Adolf Hitler. Seriously.
Voiced by (Japanese): Bin Shimada
Voiced by (English): Christopher Sabat
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish): Enrique Mederos

One of the revived villains in Fusion Reborn, and the secondary main antagonist compared to Janemba. He is the main threat for the living world, though Goten and Trunks mop him up pretty easily once they fuse into Gotenks.


Janenba / Janemba (ジャネンバ, Janenba)
Click here to see Super Janemba 
Voiced by (Japanese): Tesshō Genda
Voiced by (English): Jim Foronda (Janempa), Kent Williams (Janemba)
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish): Víctor Ugarte (Janempa), José Luis Castañeda (Janemba)

A demon created when Hell's Soul Cleansing Machine breaks down, immersing the scatterbrained ogre taking care of it in the collected evils of human history. First started off as a fat childlike yellow being (referred to as "Janempa", with a p, in the Funimation dub). But after Goku trounces that form, it transforms into a more fight-capable body that needed Gogeta to defeat him.

  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: He doesn't cut things with his sword. He cuts things with the draft from swinging it.
  • Almighty Idiot: He is a powerful Reality Warper with enough strength to go toe to toe with Goku, but lacks any sort of real personality or drive outside of causing destruction. Fitting for a Majin Buu expy.
  • Blood Knight: Really debatable with the first form, definitely the case with the second; as he laughs manically seeing his sword crumble due to Vegeta's power.
  • Big Red Devil: Not all that big, especially compared to his original form. But it is still very tall.
  • Bishōnen Line: He starts as an almost cuddly giant monster, then turns into Satan.
  • Breath Weapon: His smaller form uses one to catch Goku by surprise, though Goku takes it quite well.
  • Breakout Villain: While not to the degree of Broly or Cooler, Janemba is one of the more publicized movie villains. He appeared in the storyline of Buu's Fury, was heavily promoted in the release of the first Budokai Tenkaichi game, and was a main villain in the Shin Budokai games. Keep in mind that those games (except for Shin Budokai: Another Road) came out before Fusion Reborn was released in the US, including the American-made Buu's Fury.
  • Confusion Fu: Has a vast range of bizarre, unpredictable powers and abilities that throw Goku, Vegeta, and Pikkon completely off-guard.
  • Cool Sword: The Dimension Sword, a blood-red blade capable of cutting through dimensions.
  • Deader than Dead: Gogeta completely destroyed Janemba, freeing the ogre who had been turned into Janemba.
  • Expy: Give Majin Buu a devil motif, and this is more or less what you get; a being that starts out fat, dimwitted and comical, then becomes a lean, far more menacing and powerful new being who the English translation differentiates by adding Super before the name, and is overwhelmed by a fusion of Goku and Vegeta. Possibly lampshaded in the Shin Budokai arcade game, where they become friends.
  • Generic Doomsday Villain: Especially in his second form, he doesn't have much going on besides being pure evil, and he doesn't even have any dialogue besides angry grunting and Pokémon Speak. However, this is used as something of a Deconstruction of the concept, taking the generic, doomsday, and villain aspects to their absurd conclusions. He's literally Made of Evil, so him having nothing besides evil intentions is because he literally is a monster.
  • Kaiju: His first form.
  • Made of Evil: Literally the embodiment of all the evil in Hell condensed within one person.
  • Meaningful Name: Janemba's name appears (though has never been confirmed) to be a combination of janen ("wicked thought") and shōnenba (a situation that reveals one's true character). His true character is a mass of pure evil from all the souls that have been cleansed.
  • Merger of Souls: Was created when a soul-cleansing machine exploded and all the evil souls were merged with the Oni attendant.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Dishes some pain out to Goku and Vegeta's failed fusion form ("Veku") and Pikkon.
  • Nominal Villain: The Saike Demon is corrupted into becoming Janemba by the evil energies unleashed the Soul Cleansing Machine. Otherwise, he isn't a malicious person and is at worst a teenage slacker.
  • One-Winged Angel: Goes from fat and jolly to full Cerebus Syndrome.
  • Pokémon Speak: In his first form.
  • The Power of Creation: Hints of this. After all, the "jelly beans" seem to come from nowhere but the air itself, and in one instance during his fight with Goku, he counters his Kamehameha by creating a miniature Goku doing the same technique with just as much power. Even he seemed impressed by that.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: First form definitely.
  • Reality Warper: Bordering on Outside-Genre Foe, he notably turned Hell into a jelly-bean-covered playground, and revived all the deceased villains. He also made his Cool Sword by transforming a discarded oni club by just grabbing it. Goku and Vegeta are, of course, completely unprepared to fight someone who can change the universe around them and the two have to fuse in order to simply overpower and defeat him.
  • Rubber Man: He can stretch his arms, allowing him to shove Vegeta through a field of debris while choking him.
  • Sadist: When he had Goku trapped, he took his sweet time chopping away the surroundings of Goku's prison just to see him sweat a little before he'd finish him off.
  • Super Mode: His smaller form in comparison to his larger one, though even then he can't get the edge on Goku until he starts using his weirder abilities.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: He's more or less a direct Expy of Buu, sharing many similarities with the Unskilled, but Strong Rubber Man that force the heroes to fuse to have a chance to defeat him. However, while Buu is a Villainous Glutton that was Smarter Than They Look, Janemba is a Generic Doomsday Villain with the ability warp reality to his whims with a minor Verbal Weakness.
  • Sword Beam: He uses them to carve trenches in Hell's landscape and seriously mess up Goku.
  • Thinking Up Portals: Used to redirect enemy attacks, fire one of his own at point-blank range, and for transportation.
  • Took a Level in Badass: The video game Shin Budokai retells the story of Fusion Reborn. Janemba's power grows the more evil energy he gets, and though at first, he's only as strong as a Super Saiyan, by the end he can hold his own against Gogeta, who one-shot him in the movie.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Strongly implied to have serious issues with this, especially in his first form, as at times he seemed perplexed by the extent of his own powers, and Goku gave him a good run for a good portion of their fight before he turned Super Saiyan 3 and forced a transformation to fix this. Even as Super Janemba, when he fights Goku in a head-to-head fight, Goku actually pushes him back, and it's only when he starts using his out of norm abilities that he really beats him.
  • Verbal Weakness: As powerful as he is, he's still like a sensitive child and can be literally hurt or have his hold over a realm broken... by childish insults. It's not enough to kill him or really damage him, but it can stagger him enough for Pikkon to get an opening with him.


Hoi (ホイ)
Voiced by (Japanese): Juuji Matsuda (Wrath of the Dragon), Tetsuo Goto (Dragon Ball Heroes)
Voiced by (English): Troy Baker
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish): Arturo Mercado

The last member of a cult that worshiped Hirudegarn and one of the main antagonists of Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon. He kills Tapion's brother Minotia at the start of the movie, unleashing Hirudegarn's lower half. He then tricks the main characters into summoning Shenron so he can release Tapion, along with Hirudegarn's upper half.

  • Aliens Are Bastards: He's an alien, and he's a bastard.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: He tries to use Hirudegarn as a weapon to help him in his conquest. He ends up being killed by it.
  • Evil Sorcerer: A savvier Expy of Babidi, the main example of the manga.
  • Karmic Death: Killed by the very monster he spent the entire movie trying to unleash.
  • Superior Successor: If one was to compare him to Babidi, he's a space wizard who's able to manipulate the heroes into doing what he wants without ever being in danger himself.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Is not strong enough to take on any of the main characters by a long shot, but he does have ninja skills which give him a slight edge against Tapion.
  • Wizards from Outer Space: He is similar to Babidi in that he's an ancient wizard from some unknown planet.


Hirudegarn (ヒルデガーン, Hirudegaan)
Click here to see Hirudegarn's Transformation 
Voiced by (Japanese): Shin Aomori
Voiced by (English): Robert McCollum (Most media), Christopher Sabat (Ultimate Tenkaichi)
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish): Gustavo Melgarejo

An ancient being of nothing but pure destruction and one of the main antagonists of Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon. It was defeated by a race of aliens known as the Konatsians who managed to split it in two and seal it within two brothers, who were themselves sealed in two music boxes and shot across the galaxy for good measure. Sure enough, however, an evil wizard named Hoi decides he'd like to set the abomination free. He succeeds, but only winds up unleashing the monster on Earth, causing a rampage that the Z-Warriors have to deal with.

  • Achilles' Heel: Varies between versions due to Dub Text:
    • In the original Japanese version, it has to become tangible in order to attack, leaving it vulnerable while doing so. With this knowledge, Goku goads the monster into attacking him so he can unleash his Super Dragon Fist while it's vulnerable, completely destroying it.
    • In the Funimation dub, it's stated to not be as hard to fight if you can rid yourself of your fear of it. Intense emotions also drain the beast's energy, greatly weakening it. Goku uses this to his advantage by taunting Hirudegarn constantly, weakening it while also causing the bystanders watching the fight to become less frightened, weakening it even further so he can destroy it.
    • Cutting off its tail (only possible with the blessed sword Tapion carries) causes it to lose some of its Intangible Man ability.
  • Alien Blood: When Trunks cuts off his tail, he bleeds yellow.
  • Atrocious Arthropods: It's second form is that of a large, insectoid creature.
  • Cannibalism Superpower: Hirudegarn, like Cell, can use its tail to absorb other beings for power-up. But unlike Cell, Hirudegarn can do so on a massive scale, targeting dozens of people at once.
  • Destroyer Deity: A deity of apocalyptic destruction given life through his animated idol. Justifies being a Generic Doomsday Villain much more cleanly than you'd expect from a movie like this.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Is less a character than a force of nature.
  • Expy: He's a combination of the biggest threats in the Dragon Ball Z arcs. He's as big as a giant ape Saiyan, he has universally feared power like Frieza, he can absorb people like Cell (while not having any Ki like the Androids), and is near-impervious to physical harm like Majin Buu.
    • To Majin Buu specifically, as he's also an Eldritch Abomination that lives only for destruction, was created/awakened by an Evil Sorcerer (a group of them in his case), was sealed away eons ago, is revived in the present by one of the evil sorcerers to be used as a weapon, and eventually kills said sorcerer.
  • Generic Doomsday Villain: He's just a world-destroying monster simply because that's what he is, no reason or intentions back his actions. This is an example of Tropes Are Not Bad however, as the flip side is that this makes much more sense in the plot than the cockiness or arrogance of... well, just about every other villain in the franchise might. Hirudegarn literally cannot understand the power he possesses or what the Z-Warriors can bring against him. He's just an entity of malevolence and destruction.
    • A sort of Reconstruction of the concept, after Janemba. He gets no characterization; and doesn't need it to be an effective antagonistic force. More importantly, the fact that Hirudegarn is so generic leaves plenty of running time to develop Tapion and show the progress of the other characters, which contributes nicely towards the zippy feel of the movie.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: The two halves are either separate or on opposite sides of a mobile portal. It's like a really weird form of Detachment Combat, though we only see either the lower half or the combined form.
  • Intangible Man: Unless you cut off its tail, he can turn into mist to avoid attacks. Worse, he doesn't seem to give off any Ki, so it's difficult to get a bead on him.
  • Kaiju: Wrath of the Dragon is basically what happens when the animators get drunk and agree to "wouldn't it be cool if Goku got to fight Godzilla?" (There are even a couple of shots of the military attempting to stop him, to no avail.)
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Whether or not it was an accident, after being freed from Tapion three times, Hirudegarn proceeds to crush its "master" Hoi. No one cares since the guy (probably) killed Tapion's brother, tricked the Z-Fighters into helping him, and killed a majority of people in West City.
  • Lightning Bruiser: His Intangible Man trick means he can strike from unexpected angles, a bit like Janenba above. Unlike Janenba, he strikes from completely unexpected angles and hits like a meteorite - the effect is that he's extremely good at knocking out the Z-Warriors with a couple of hits, even knocking Gotenks apart at one point. It says something that Goku and Vegeta both attack it on sight without the usual pissing match, the former even ordering Gotenks to stop messing around and finish it off when he seems to have it on the ropes.
  • One-Winged Angel: Shedding its outer layer like a monstrous cicada to reveal an even more powerful, nightmarishly insectoid form beneath.
  • Outside-Context Problem: The generally accepted pattern in the Dragon Ball universe is that human-scale antagonists cause trouble, which is then solved by human-scale heroes. Hirudegarn is plainly a Kaiju that exists for nothing more than destruction - and more importantly, given the series' themes, has no choice in the matter. Nothing in the series to that point even hinted that such forces existed, with even Majin Buu at least having sentience and the ability to choose.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Two separate, people-shaped cans, who both become Sealed Good in a Can to make certain (and are both banished to opposite sides of the universe, in music boxes that can't be opened). It still isn't enough, proving this trope is doomed from the outset in the face of determination to release that evil.
  • Spell My Name with an S: His name is either "Hirudegarn" or "Hildegarn".
  • Super Mode: His second, winged mode doesn't do much besides let him fly. Mind, he was already a Lightning Bruiser...
  • The Worf Effect: Justified by it actually looking like it could mop the floor with the whole cast, for once. And at the same time, it's kind of a subversion, given how the franchise normally plays out the trope with beings in the same size category as the heroes.

Introduced after Z

    Abo and Kado/Aka 

Abo (アボ) and Kado (カド) / Aka (アカ)
Abo (left) and Kado (right)
Abo voiced by (Japanese): Yusuke Numata

Kado voiced by (Japanese): Kazunari Tanaka

Aka voiced by (Japanese): Yasunori Masutani

Two alien brothers featured in the OVA Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!!. They originally served Frieza but wound up on their own after his death. They chase after Tarble and Gure, winding up on Earth and coming into confrontation with the Z-Fighters.

Formidable on their own, Abo and Kado can merge into a single, even more powerful being called Aka.

  • Affably Evil: Aka waits for Goten and Trunks to regroup after they fail their first attempt at the fusion dance.
  • Color Motif: Abo is blue and Kado is red. The creature they fuse into is purple.
  • Combat Compliment: They are very respectful of Goten and Trunks, as is Aka towards Gotenks.
  • Breath Weapon: "Wahaha no... Ha!!", a ball of energy similar to those used by Frieza, expelled from Aka's mouth.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Abo and Kado are seen celebrating with the cast after Goku takes down Aka.
  • Doppelgänger Attack: They have a more advanced version of the after image. Unfortunately for them, they arrive after most of the fighters, even 18, have learned to sense ki. Gohan and Vegeta easily see through it.
  • Edible Theme Naming: Abo and Kado sound like "Avocado", even more so in Japanese where the "b" and "v" sounds are identical.
  • Evil Laugh: Weaponized with the "Wahaha no Ha!!"
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Originally they were of the same rank as the Ginyu Force but received less favoritism from Frieza than them. After the Force was defeated and Frieza died, they became just as strong and dangerous as their boss.
  • Jerkass: Aka doesn't care about innocent bystanders or their hotels when he fights, although the only people he purposefully targets besides Gotenks are Tarble and Gure, who Abo and Kado came to Earth to get in the first place.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: The OVA shows three different version's of an attack Aka uses, all involving his mouth. The second involves him holding up an energy ball, which he then enhances by speaking or laughing through it.
  • Sibling Fusion: Into Aka.
  • Sorting Algorithm of Evil: These two are roughly as powerful as Frieza by the time of the OVA. However, since the OVA takes place after Buu has been defeated, that means they're barely a threat to the protagonists, something which the narrator comments on at the end.
  • Spikes of Villainy: On Aka's face, shoulders, and arms.
  • The Glasses Come Off: They discard their scouters when performing their "secret" move.
  • Weak, but Skilled: They are not particularly strong but prove to be better fighters than base Goten and Trunks in the OVA. It is only after Gohan gives them instructions that Trunks and Goten are able to overwhelm Abo and Kado.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Abo and Kado's fate is not mentioned after the Tarble OVA, which is weird considering both times the Frieza Force has returned to the spotlight. Considering they were on good terms with Goku and friends at the end of the OVA, it's likely Abo and Kado simply retired from the force.


Chilled (チルド, Chirudo)
Voiced by (Japanese): Ryūsei Nakao
Voiced by (English): Richard Steven Horvitz (Dragon Ball Legends)

A space pirate and the main antagonist from the TV special, Dragon Ball – Episode of Bardock. He is an ancestor of Frieza, but, since it's not clear how long his species live for, it's also not clear how distant of an ancestor he is.

  • Bad Boss: Quite possibly even worse than Frieza himself; at one point, he nonchalantly kills one of his minions for simply blocking his view, and that was when he was in a good mood.
  • Call-Forward: Before he dies, he tells his crew to warn his family of the threat of the Super Saiyan.
  • Expy: Chilled is the second Frieza clone in the franchise after Cooler and not the last (see Frost). Like Cooler, he is also related to him by blood.
  • Family Theme Naming: As a part of Frieza's family, his name has a cold temperature theme.
  • Generation Xerox: Many of his personality flaws, his hunger for becoming a Galactic Conqueror as well as his impressive power seems to have passed on to Frieza.
  • The Ghost: In Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, a Time Patroller named Jierra who belongs to Frieza's race recalled fighting against him and almost defeating him, but had to stop since they needed him in order to pass on Frieza's family the legend of the Super Saiyans. He also called him annoying. This is interesting to note as this is the only nod to Chilled outside of Heroes, as the Episode of Bardock is considered a What If? story.
  • Jerkass: He is very nasty, arrogant, and ruthless, like Frieza as well.
  • Kick the Dog: Callously attacking Berry, nearly killing him.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: His age is unclear, but he's significantly smaller (and rounder) than the other members of his race. Is implied, however, that he already had offspring by the time of his death, meaning he is older than he looks.
  • Secondary Color Nemesis: Purple skin and orange clothing? Check. Ruthless, evil conqueror? Check.
  • Space Pirates: Chilled is a space pirate, and his army is quite small compared to what would later be the Galactic Trade Empire that both King Cold and Frieza rule over.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: His face is exactly like that of Frieza, and his smaller size and other features distinguish him. Bardock even lampshades this.
  • Superpowerful Genetics: Apparently Frieza's power is hereditary. However, he was considerably weaker than his descendants.