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    Gotenks

    Gotenks

    Gotenks is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball Z anime and manga. He is the result of Trunks and Goten fusing using the Fusion dance technique. Although he is the youngest of all fusions performed in the series, Gotenks is quite powerful as he can easily rival powerful individuals such as Vegeta, Goku, or even Majin Buu. Gotenks is a mixture of the two young half-Saiyans, Goten and Trunks. He wears a vest, one which all characters created by the Fusion Dance have. Around his waist is a sash, and he wears white silky pants, dark shoes, and black wristbands. His hair style is a mixture of the hair of both Trunks and Goten, with the majority of it (specifically, where it is black) being similar to that of Goten. The sides and back of his hair is purplish and silver, similar to Trunks' hair, and the style of it is similar overall to Goten's while in Super Saiyan form. Like Goten and Trunks, he is extremely playful and rarely takes anything seriously. There have been speculations between fans if Gotenks is half Human/half Saiyan, whole Saiyan, or whole Human. However, since genetically a half-breed of one thing and a half-breed of another combined still equal a half-breed,
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    Trunks

    Trunks

    Future Trunks (未来のトランクス, Mirai no Torankusu, known simply as Trunks), is a character who first appeared in the Dragon Ball manga created by Akira Toriyama. Trunks is a half-Saiyan boy from the future, his father is Vegeta, the prince of the extinct race of fictional aliens called the Saiyans, and his mother is Bulma, the heiress of a massive company called Capsule Corporation. "Mirai" is the Japanese kanji for 'future'. Trunks' seiyū is provided by Takeshi Kusao. In the English language dub, he is voiced by Eric Vale. In the Ocean Group dub, Alistair Abell voiced him. In Dragon Ball GT: Final Bout, he is voiced by Skip Stellrecht. This is the first Trunks that the readers and/or viewers ever see in the Dragon Ball manga (he is in Dragon Ball Z in North American) and the Dragon Ball Z anime. Trained by Son Gohan in an alternate time line, Trunks travels through time to seek help from Gohan's father Son Goku to prevent Androids No. 17 and No. 18 from ravaging Earth. Trunks is a determined and loyal warrior. His name is a play on "trunks", a type of male clothing. Trunks appears tall and slender although still muscular. His coloration favors his maternal side since he has light blue
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    King Vegeta

    King Vegeta

    King Vegeta or King Vegita is a fictional character in the anime Dragon Ball Z. He is a Saiyan from Planet Vegeta. In the Dragon Ball manga, only a passing reference is made to the character (and he is not named.) In the anime however, he plays a much larger role. King Vegeta is the father of Prince Vegeta and the grandfather of Trunks and Bra. King Vegeta is only seen in the anime, and his appearance is never shown nor described in the manga. He is mentioned in the manga however, although briefly (see below for details). King Vegeta is the only full Saiyan who des not have black hair. This may be because he is a filler character. The character of King Vegeta is primarily witnessed through several flashbacks. He decides to rebel against Freeza's oppression and mounts an assault on Freeza's capital ship. When he arrives in Freeza's chamber room, he declares Freeza's tyranny over and that they had come to stop him, Freeza then points out that King Vegeta's elite were terrified, the king calls them fools and charges Freeza, his first attack is effortlessly dodged by Freeza. Angered, the king attempts to attack again but Freeza dodges again, this time counterattacking him, Zarbon
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    Bardock

    Bardock

    Bardock (Japanese:Burdock  ̄テミ ̄テᄐ ̄テタ ̄テテ ̄ツᆵ) is a fictional character from the manga Dragon Ball/Z and the anime Dragon Ball Z. He is a Saiyan, and the biological father of both Raditz and the hero of the series, Son Goku. He is one of the the only characters in the series that was introduced in the anime. To be specific, his first appearance was in the Dragon Ball Z television special Tatta Hitori no Saishᅢᄏ Kessen ~Furᅢᆴza ni Idonda Z Senshi Kakarotto no Chichi~ (A Lonesome, Final Battle: The Father of Z-Warrior Son Goku, who Challenged Freeza), released by FUNimation as "Bardock: The Father of Goku". The author of the Dragon Ball manga, Akira Toriyama liked the character so much that he was given a brief appearance in a flashback in the manga itself. (However, except for his existence and the rough outline of what he did, it's arguable if the full events of Bardock's life could be considered canon.) Bardock also looks exactly like his sons, Son Goku in his hairstyle, and Raditz with his eyes. He also is a lookalike to the non-canon villain Tullece. Bardock worked on Planet Vegeta as a mercenary for the Saiyan Royal Family. Although originally classed as low-level, he soon
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    Chi-Chi

    Chi-Chi

    ChiChi is a fictional character from the film Plan to Destroy the Saiya-jin.
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    Raditz

    Raditz

    is a fictional character in the manga Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z and the anime Dragon Ball Z. He is a Saiyan whose name is a pun of radish. Raditz is the biological brother of Son Gokᅤᆱ and the eldest son of Bardock. He is essentially a warrior in Freeza's army, and works alongside Vegeta and Nappa. While working on a team led by Vegeta, Raditz traveled to Earth to find out why Son Goku hasn't finished the mission that he was sent on as a baby: the overthrow of Earth. Upon arrival however, Raditz discovered that Son Goku has lost his Saiyan violent tendencies and also has no knowledge of his ancestry or his true species. Raditz attempted to persuade Goku to join him and take over the planet, but to no avail. In the manga, it was said that his power level was over 1,200. According to the anime, his fighting power is equal to that of a single saibaman. At the very beginning of the series, Raditz arrives on Earth in search of a man named "Kakarot", later revealed to be Goku. After he kills a farmer who challenged him, Raditz detects a power reading on his scouter and assumes it's Goku. He tracks down the source of the energy and comes face to face with Piccolo, Goku's enemy at the
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    Master Roshi

    Master Roshi (亀仙人, Kame Sennin) is a fictional character and supercentenarian in the Dragon Ball universe by Akira Toriyama. His appearance is that of an old man's, though he is stronger than most beings on Earth. The "Turtle Immortal" (or "Turtle Hermit") is an ancient and wise martial arts master and the first Earthling to wield the Kamehameha. Though he seems frail, he is a mighty warrior, having trained Grandpa Gohan, Ox King, Son Goku, and others. His home, Kame House, a shack on a small isolated island, serves as a gathering place for the Z Fighters and friends. He is a stock character, as he is both the archetypal wise old man and dirty old man, the latter being typical of shōnen manga. Sometimes he gets cranky, which further provides comic relief. He is bald, with a thick van dyke beard and wears sunglasses. Roshi wears beach clothes or martial arts suits and, during the earlier stages of the series, a turtle shell on his back. He usually wields a walking stick. His companions are usually Turtle, Oolong and Launch. Roshi was originally voiced by Kouhei Miyauchi. Miyauchi's final acting session before he died was for episode 260 of Dragon Ball Z, which he recorded only 3
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    Kuriza

    Kuriza (or Kreeza) is a fictional character from the manga Neko Majin Z, a parody of Dragon Ball by Akira Toriyama. Although the manga is written by Akira Toriyama and features characters from Dragon Ball, it is not considered canon to series. However, Kuriza (and other Neko Majin Z characters and settings) have also appeared in the Japanese edition of the PlayStation 2 video game Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 as bonuses/secrets. (Actually, Kuriza in the game is just an "alternate costume" for Freeza with a chestnut-shaped head. (kuri is the Japanese word for "chestnut") Kuriza is the son of Freeza from Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z. (And, by extension, the grandson of King Cold, and the nephew of Cooler.) He shows up on Earth to cause some trouble, is met by Z (the title character), and hilarity ensues. Unlike his father he isn't especially evil, and has a fit when the manga runs out of pages before he has a chance to show off. Kurᅣᆱza later cheers on Vegeta (who still worked for Freeza during this alternate storyline) when he arrives to take on Neko Majin, but is shocked when the Saiyan Prince unexpectedly leaves, claiming he just received an emergency message on his cell phone.
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    Arale Norimaki

    Arale Norimaki (則巻アラレ, Norimaki Arare) is a fictional character and the main protagonist in the anime and manga series Dr. Slump created by Akira Toriyama. She is voiced by Mami Koyama in the first anime and Taeko Kawata in the second. In the Funimation dub of Dragon Ball, she is played by Meredith McCoy for her cameo in the movie and her appearances in the DB TV Series, and by Brina Palencia as a playable character in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3. Cheryl Chase voiced her in the Harmony Gold USA dub of Episode 1 of Dr. Slump. Arale is a robot built by Senbei Norimaki that looks like a little girl. She is known for her naivety, energetic personality, lack of common sense, and amazingly unbelievable strength. Among her strength she can use abilities that range from the terrain splitting Earth Breaker (in Japan, Chikyūwari (地球割り, Earth Chop)) to the beam-like N'cha Cannon (Japanese: Nchahō (んちゃ砲)). She is nearsighted and needs to wear glasses. This is probably a play on how perfectly human she is meant to be. Senbei Norimaki's mission is to convince the other citizens of Penguin Village that she is just a normal human girl. It seems to work, despite her superhuman athletic
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    Son Goten

    Son Goten

    Son Goten (孫 悟天, Son Goten, addressed only as Goten in most English adaptations) is a fictional character from the Dragon Ball franchise created by Akira Toriyama. Goten is the second and final child of Son Goku, the series' protagonist. His first appearance in the series is during the Majin Buu Saga. While being half-human, Goten is also half-Saiyan. Goten's appearance at the start of the series is very similar to that of his father, Son Goku. This shows greatly in Goten's hair style, which is identical in shape and color to his father's. Goten also wears a gi similar to that of his father's, except with long navy sleeves instead of his father's short ones. At the end of the Majin Buu Saga, Goten takes on a different appearance which series creator Akira Toriyama explains was made because he didn't want Goten to be confused with his father. This new appearance included a shirt that said "Son Goten" and a long shaggy hairstyle. Goten is first introduced at the beginning of the Great Saiyaman Saga as the second son of Son Goku, the series' protagonist. Goten is soon trained by his older brother Son Gohan in preparation for the Tenkaichi Budokai, which Goten's father, Goku would be
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    Freeza

    Frieza (フリーザ), spelled as Freeza in the Japanese version, is a fictional character, a Supervillain and a major villain of the Dragon Ball franchise created by Akira Toriyama, who first introduced the character in his manga Dragon Ball, followed by its anime adaptation Dragon Ball Z. Frieza also appears in the television special Bardock: The Father of Goku, two Dragon Ball Z movies, the side story The Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans, and in Dragon Ball GT. He is the most recurring villain of the Dragonball franchise due to his role for starting the series. Frieza's design is an amalgamation of what Toriyama thought monsters looked like in his childhood. Frieza is one of the supervillains in the series who possesses an entire range of transformations, each one being quite different than the others. It is implied by the character Vegeta in the series that Frieza's fourth, most powerful form is actually his basic form, with the other three being transformations that suppress his power in order to conserve it. Frieza later confirms this while fighting the series' main protagonist, Goku. Frieza is capable of amazing power and changing into a wide array of forms, looking more menacing each
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    Krillin

    Krillin, known as Kuririn (クリリン) in the Japanese version, is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball manga and anime series, created by Akira Toriyama. Krillin is introduced in Dragon Ball as a rival of the main character, Goku. As the series progresses, Krillin becomes best friends with Goku, and later also becomes close friends with Goku's first son, Gohan. Krillin eventually marries Android #18 and has a child named Marron. Toriyama originally created Krillin along with the World Martial Arts Tournament as a method to help add depth to the story, as his publicist Kazuhiko Torishima had stated that the series' main protagonist, Goku, was too plain. Krillin's appearance stays relatively the same for the majority of the series. He is first introduced at the age of thirteen, with a shaved head and still dressed in the clothing worn at the monastery at which he had been training. He does not possess a nose, and has six spots of moxibustion burns on his forehead, a reference to the practice of Shaolin monks. After the end of the Cell Games Saga Krillin stops shaving his head, and grows his hair out. His outfit also changes as the series progress. When he first appears in Dragon Ball,
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    Android 18

    Android 18

    Out of respect for her, I translated jinzouningen as such. I love #18; she is my absolute favorite female DBZ character. She is just so…badass. And yet so beautiful and sexy. She breaks hearts…and arms. XD But what really warms my heart is that she settled down with Kuririn, and that it’s really obvious that she loves her family. Kuririn’s so lucky, ne? But I don’t think #18 thinks that way, which makes me love her more.
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    Tien Shinhan

    Tien Shinhan (天津飯, Tenshinhan), nicknamed Ten in the English dub, known as Tenshinhan in the manga and as Shinto in the Harmony Gold dub, is first introduced in chapter 113 of the manga series, where he, having been trained by Roshi's rival the Crane Hermit, tries to kill Goku and his fellow-students, but later becomes Goku's ally, accompanied by his friend Chiaotzu. He becomes Goku's rival for a while and is notable for being the first person to fly and creating the Solar Flare technique. Numerous publications have been written on the subject of Tienshinhan’s character. Reviewers praised Tienshinhan’s quest for redemption in the Piccolo Saga. Additionally, his fight’s have been celebrated as dramatic, intense, and entertaining. On the other hand, other reviers have referred to Tien as dull and uninteresting. Numerous pieces of merchandise have bee released bearing his likeness including action figures, key chains, and capsule toys. Tienshinhan is introduced as the star pupil of Master Roshi’s rival, Master Shen the Crane Hermit. Shen entered the Tournament to defeat the Turtle school and prove his superiority. He begins as an arrogant and arrogant, but talented martial
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    Nappa

    Nappa is a fictional character in Akira Toriyama's manga Dragon Ball and the anime Dragon Ball Z. He is a Saiyan and his name is a pun on Chinese cabbage. He is the fifth strongest saiyan on Planet Vegeta, after King Vegeta,Bardock, Broly, and Prince Vegeta. Though his genes give him the appearance of someone in their mid-30s, Nappa is a 50-year old Saiyan, and is first seen with the Saiyan Prince Vegeta after hearing of Raditz's death at the hands of Piccolo and Goku. He travels to Earth with Vegeta to gather the Dragon Balls and wish for eternal life. He is a warrior in Frieza's army and reports his accomplishments to Frieza directly, alongside Raditz and Vegeta. After arriving on Earth, Nappa and Vegeta head off to seek out the Dragon Balls, but are confronted by the Z Senshi. On Vegeta's orders, Nappa grows six Saibaimen, small vicious creatures, to pit against the Earth's defenders in a mock tournament. In the resulting battle, Yamcha is killed and all of the Saibamen are destroyed, prompting Nappa to enter the fight himself. Nappa first attacks Tenshinhan, quickly crippling the triclops by severing his arm. Nappa is soon interrupted by a suicidal attack by Chaozu,
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    Marron

    Marron

    is a fictional character from the manga Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z, and the anime Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT. Her seiyuu is Tomiko Suzuki. In the English dub she is voiced by Laura Bailey (in Dragon Ball Z) and by Meredith McCoy (in Dragon Ball GT). Marron is the daughter of Krillin and Android 18. She was named after Krillin's Ex-Girlfriend Maron. She was born three years before the Majin Buu Saga in Dragon Ball Z. As a baby and little girl, she resembles her father. She has his eyes and nose, or rather lack of nose. However, she does indeed have a nose, though small, and as she grows older, Marron begins to look more like her mother. Unlike the rest of the other Z Fighters' children, Marron is the only one who was never trained by her mother or father which means that she does not have any special abilities or martial arts skills of her own, which makes her another background character. She cheers on her mom at the 25th Tenkaichi Budoukai, and proves to be one of the few people who can make 18 smile. Their heartwarming relationship lasts through GT, when Marron is older. Marron usually finds herself longing after the finer things in life like brand new designer clothes!
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    Oolong

    Oolong

    Alternate meanings: Oolong (disambiguation)Oolong (or as he might prefer, Oolong the Terrible) is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z manga and the Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z anime series. He is loosely based on the character Zhu Bajie from the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West. His first appearance was in chapter #5 of the manga. He plays a large role in the beginning of Dragon Ball, but by the end of Dragon Ball Z, he just shows up from time to time. Oolong has the distinction of being the first "villain" character converted over the course of the series. His favorite hobby is collecting women's underwear. He is known as Mao Mao in an early 1980's dub of Dragon Ball. His seiyᅤᆱ is Naoki Tatsuta. In the English dub he is voiced by Brad Jackson. Oolong is a shapeshifting pig, although he was expelled from shapeshifting training for stealing the teacher's underwear and lacks the ability to change his form for more than five minutes at a time without a break. (Dragon Ball's other shapeshifter, Puar, completed the training and does not have this limitation.) With his shapeshifting, Oolong can look like anything at all. Oolong's normal form is of a
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    Paifu

    Paifu (パイフー, Paifū) is a fictional character, the protagonist who first appears in the manga series Cowa! created by Akira Toriyama. Though completely resembling a vampire, Paifu is a vampire hybrid, sharing the genes and traits of a were-koala. When observing any cross-like figure for more than three seconds, Paifu is forced to shapeshift into a crazed and powerful were-koala and can only change back to his normal state when looking at a round object. This is a parody on the were-wolf, a being which transfigures into a beast by the appearance of a full moon, though the way how he become far more powerful and savage in this form and has to someone else to turn him back to normal is likely a reference to the Great Ape from Akira's previous work, Dragon Ball. Paifu is first seen running alongside his creature friends whom all just left school. Afterwards, all of his friends save for José Rodriguez, a ghost, who can play at night with him since he, like Paifu, is a night creature. After dropping off their backpacks at home and playing a game, Paifu's mother tells him to purchase a watermelon for breakfast and gives him 1000 yen, allowing him to keep the change. He makes Jose go with
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    Vegeta

    Vegeta

    Vegeta (ベジータ, Bejīta) is a fictional character and anti-hero in the Dragon Ball franchise created by Akira Toriyama. Vegeta first appeared in the manga chapter #204 Sayōnara Son Gokū (さようなら孫悟空, Goodbye Son Goku) first published in Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine on December 19, 1988, and in episode 5 of its anime adaptation Dragon Ball Z. Vegeta was originally a dangerous enemy who sought to use the Dragon Balls to gain immortality, but later became an antihero as even greater threats were introduced in the series. In the series, Vegeta is a member of the royal Saiyan lineage, the extraterrestrial race of warriors that the series' main character, Goku, also belongs to. Even though Vegeta is viewed as a dangerous enemy to Goku for the beginning of part 2, he later becomes an ally to Goku and assists in the defeat of powerful enemies such as Cell and Majin Buu. He always strives to surpass "Kakarot" (Goku's birth name). Following a common name trend that Toriyama developed in Dragon Ball, Vegeta's name is a pun of the word, vegetable, in the series, he is the prince of the Saiyans. Vegeta was conceived as an antihero and main rival of Goku who, with his arrogant and competitive nature,
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    Yamcha

    Yamcha (ヤムチャ, Yamucha) is a fictional character from the Dragon Ball universe created by Akira Toriyama. He is introduced as an outlaw and started out as an antagonist of Son Goku's; he eventually reforms, becoming an ally and Z Fighter. His constant companion is Puar. His seiyū is Tōru Furuya. In the English dub, he is voiced by Ted Cole and later Christopher Sabat. When Toriyama decided to create the Dragon Ball manga, he used Chinese author Wu Cheng'en's Journey to the West as a prototype for his own series. The role prototype for Yamcha was Gojō, the river monster, from Toriyama's one-shot series Dragon Boy. Gojō was based on Sha Wujing, the bandit from the Journey to the West that eventually joins the heroes' side. When translated from Chinese into Japanese-language, Sha Wujing becomes Sa Gojō. Yamcha's appearance stays relatively the same for the majority of the series, although his clothes and hairstyle are changed several times. Many of Yamcha's hairstyles are also used by Son Gohan at various points in his life. During the Android Saga, Android #19's scanner reads that Yamcha is 183 centimeters tall and weighs 68 kilograms. Yamcha is shown to be a baseball player in the
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    Gogeta

    Gogeta

    %5B%5BWikipedia%3ARedirects+for+discussion%5D%5D+debate+closed+as+delete Ability of Son Goku This page is a soft redirect. Ability of Vegeta This page is a soft redirect.
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    Son Goku

    Son Goku

    Goku, known as Son Goku (孫 悟空) in the original Japanese-language version, is a fictional character, a superhero and the main protagonist of the Dragon Ball manga series written by Akira Toriyama. He is loosely based on Sun Wukong, a central character in the classical Chinese novel Journey to the West. Goku is introduced as an eccentric, monkey-tailed boy who practices martial arts and possesses superhuman strength. At first, Goku is believed to be an Earthling, but he is later revealed to be a member of an extraterrestrial warrior race called the Saiyans. In Dragon Ball, Goku trains himself in various martial arts and searches the planet for the seven eponymous Dragon Balls. He meets other characters with similar goals, such as Bulma, with whom Goku travels to find the Dragon Balls. As Goku matures, he becomes one of Earth's strongest warriors and protects it from villains who wish to harm it. Goku is depicted as carefree and aloof when at ease but quickly serious when fighting. Goku is able to concentrate his chi and use it for energy-based attacks, the most prominent being his signature Kamehameha wave, in which Goku launches a blue energy blast from his hands. As the
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    Videl

    Videl

    Videl is a fictional character in the manga Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z and the anime Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT. She is a human. Her seiyᅤᆱ is Yᅤᆱko Minaguchi. In the English dub she is voiced by Kara Edwards (In Dragon Ball Z) and Lucy Small (In Dragon Ball GT). Videl is the daughter of Mr. Satan and her mother who died when she was young. Mr. Satan is very protective of her, especially with respect to boys. She grew up learning martial arts hoping to be as great as her dad, when in fact, unknown to herself she was already better than him. She is a tough, tomboyish character, raised with fame all around her. In keeping with the name puns of Dragon Ball and DBZ, her name is an anagram of 'Devil'; since her father's original Japanese name is Mr. Satan (Hercule in edited dub). After making Son Gohan teach her how to fly, she slowly falls in love with him, for his kind and honest heart. In her spare time, Videl fights crime in Satan City. She becomes suspicious of Gohan after meeting him at Orange Star High School, and she even follows him for a brief time to learn more about him. Videl eventually discovers Gohan¬タルs secret identity as the Great Saiyaman when she catches
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    Piccolo

    Piccolo

    Piccolo (ピッコロ, Pikkoro) is a fictional character, a superhero from the Dragon Ball manga, authored by Akira Toriyama. Piccolo was first introduced as the reincarnation of the evil King Piccolo in chapter #167 The Tenka'ichi Budokai Disturbance (波乱の天下一武道会, Haran no Tenkaichi Budōkai) first published in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine on April 4, 1988, making him a demon and archrival of the primary protagonist, Goku. However, it is later revealed that he is from the race of alien beings called Namekians. After Goku defeats Piccolo, Piccolo decides to team up with Goku and his friends in order to beat newer, more dangerous threats. He also trains Goku's first child Gohan, and they form a strong bond. Around the start of the Namek Saga, it's revealed that Piccolo's name means "New World" in the Namekian language. Piccolo, along with his father, was created by Toriyama as he wanted to have a villain who would be a true "bad guy." Prior to their creation, nearly all the previous villains in the series were considered too likable. After creating Piccolo as the new villain, he noted that it was one of the most interesting parts of the stories and that he, and his son, became one of the
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    Gohan

    Gohan

    Gohan, known as Son Gohan (孫 悟飯) in the Japanese version, is a fictional character from the Dragon Ball universe created by Akira Toriyama as a protagonist for the media franchise, which consists of a series of manga, anime, soundtracks, movies, television specials, video games, and other collectibles. Gohan is introduced as the first son of the primary protagonist, Goku, and his wife, Chi-Chi, in volume #17 of the original manga, or the premiere episode of its animated adaptation, Dragon Ball Z. Gohan is the first Saiyan/Human hybrid in the series. Gohan's name comes from the Japanese word "gohan" (ご飯, lit. "cooked rice" or "meal of any sort"), is a continuation of the naming scheme of foods by Toriyama. Rice, being a grain, is not normally considered to be a vegetable, even though it is part of a tidy. However, as the word "vegetable" is a culinary term, and not a botanical term, the name can also continue the naming scheme for Saiyan characters, which derives names from puns on vegetables (Saiya being an anagram of the word yasai, meaning "vegetable"). In conceptualizing for Gohan's character, Toriyama originally included glasses or a jacket to his apparel, and commonly, his
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    Guldo

    Gildo (グルド, Gurudo, Gurd) is the smallest and least powerful member of the Ginyu Force physically; a short, rotund green alien with four eyes (which prevents him from wearing a scouter like the other members). Though clearly the weakest member of the group, Guldo possesses some psychic abilities, including being able to stop time for as long as he can hold his breath. Also, in the anime only, Guldo has a flashback that shows that he heavily loathes Vegeta after the Saiyan Prince insulted Guldo by telling him he suffered from bad breath. He was about to strike when Frieza interfered, asking Vegeta to help him conquer a planet and disgracing Guldo, forcing him to keep a grudge against Vegeta. He and the other members of the Ginyu Force play a game of Rock-Paper-Scissors at Captain Ginyu's insistence to decide who gets to fight Vegeta and who gets stuck with the "trash," Gohan and Krillin. Recoome wins outright, and Guldo, as the runner-up, fights Gohan and Krillin. Their speed and strength catch him off guard however, forcing him to resort to sneak attacks and time-freezing, and finally to use the full extent of his psychic powers to mentally paralyze their bodies, rendering them
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