encyclopedia is actually a real alphabet you can consult in order
to find the meaning of what concerns the world of Dragon Ball. The characters
descriptions are obviously very short 'cause they will be treated in an
other section, where you'll find real personal files completed by several
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Agent Purple: see Murasaki.
Akane Kimidori: one of the main characters of "Dr. Slump and
Arale-chan", she's Arale's classmate and friend. Akane also appears
with all the people from Penguin Village in Dragon Ball vol. #7.
Akira Toriyama: Japanese mangaka who invented Dragon Ball.
Akkumaitokosen: (literally: "Akkumite Beam") a special
beam used by Akkuman that hits the opponent's heart and increases the
ill inside it and causes the person to explode.
Akkuman: he's one of the five warriors summoned by the old Baba.
Amondo: one of Turles henchmen in DBZ movie #3 "The Tree of
Might", easily eliminated by Goku.
Androids: created by Dr. Gero. They are #1 to #20 ( the same Dr.Gero
as an android) and Cell.
Androids #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #9, #10, #11, #12: their features
are unknown, they've been destroyed by Dr. Gero 'cause he considered them
just a flop.
Android #8: one of Dr. Gero's failures, in fact this android wasn't
mean and didn't like to fight. Also known as Eightie, Eight-chan, Hacchan.
Androids #13, #14, #15: they appear in Dragon Ball Z movie 7 "Utmost
Limits of Battle!! The Three Super Saiya-jin", their task is to kill
Goku. They can unite together to form a super android, Super #13.
Android #16: his only aim is to kill Goku, he's very powerful (more
than #17 and #18) and has a neverending power, he loves nature and he's
a friend of #17 and #18. He got killed by Cell during the Cell Games.
In his body was placed a very powerful bomb by Dr. Gero, but has been
removed by Dr. Brief and Bulma.
Android #17: android built on human basis, he's #18's brother.
He didn't obey Dr. Gero and killed him. He's an everlasting power. In
Dragon Ball GT he unites to his perfect half built in hell by Dr. Gero
and Dr. Miuu, so becomes Super #17. In Trunks' future there is a #17 whose
only tough is killing.
Android #18: android built on human basis, she's #17's sister.
She didn't obey Dr. Gero and has an everlasting power. She marries Kuririn
and it seems she thinks only to the money. In Trunks' future there is
a #18 whose only tough is killing.
Android #19: android who transformed Dr. Gero into an android.
He doesn't have an everlasting energy but must absorb it.
Android #20: see Dr. Gero.
Angela: one of Videl and Gohan's classmate at the OrangeStar High
Angira: one of Lord Slug henchmen in DBZ movie #4 "Lord Slug",
eliminated by Goku.
Annin: the goddess who takes care about the harmony between the
real world and the "Other World". This character doesn't appear
in the manga.
Aoi Kimidori: one of "Dr. Slump and Arale-chan" character
who appears in Dragon Ball too; she's Akane bigger sister and works as
a waitress in the Coffee Pot of Pinguin Village.
Aqua: he's one of the competitors in the Anoyo's Tenkaichi Budokai.
He's from the East Galaxy and fights Goku on a ring full of water.
Arale: a little girl with purple hair and glasses from the Toriyama's
manga "Dr. Slump and Arale-chan". She appears in Dragon Ball
too during the Red Ribbon Saga.
Atla: prince of Planet Arlia, imprisoned by the dictatorship King
Moai who steals his bride Lemlia. His planet will be destroyed by Vegeta
during his approaching to Planet Earth with Nappa. He's a character appearing
only in the anime.
Babidi: (Badi-Dee) evil wizard, he's Bibidi's son.
Baby: (Baby) mutant created by the Tsufurus to destroy the Saiyans.
He created dr. Myuu who powered him up for a while.
Bacterian: a participant to the 21st Tenkaichi Budokai, he has
the peculiarity of defeating his opponents with his horrible smell because
he's never washed himself since he was born.
Bakuhatsuha: special attack done with two fingers, it can destroy
a wide area around the opponent. It's used by Nappa and Vegeta.
Bakurikimaha: very powerful attack by Piccolo Daimao: a very powerful
beam flows from his hand.
Bardock: (Bardack) he's Goku's father. As strong and courageous
Saiyan warrior (in the Special #1- Bardock - The father of Goku), when
he figures out that Freeza wants to destroy Planet Vegeta and all its
habitants, does his best to contrast the enemy... he'll die together his
Barrier: this technique uses some energy to generate a barrier
around the user, in order to have a defense around energy attacks. It's
used by Freeza, #17, Cell, Vegeta, Vegeth, Majin Buu and Bojack too in
DBZ movie #9.
Bee (Biru): the injured little dog that Majin Buu finds and heals,
he becomes Mr. Satan's faithful puppy.
Bibidi: (Bibi-Dee) evil wizard creator of Majin Buu, Babidi's father.
Bido: one of Bojack's henchmen in DBZ movie #9. He's killed by
Gohan SSJ2 who breaks his body in two with a punch.
Big Bang Attack: Vegeta's special attack... the Saiyan stretches
his arm out, powers up and from the palm of his hand a very powerful beam
flows out. It's a very destructive power.
Big Bang Kamehameha: attack used by SSJ4 Gogeta (SSJ4 Goku + SSJ4
Vegeta) in DBGT against Li Shenron, it's the sum of Vegeta's Big Bang
Attack and Goku's Kamehameha.
Big Gete Star or Big Ghetti Star: see Giant Ghetti Star.
Bio-warriors: warriors created in a laboratory of genetic engineering
by order of Jagar Badda, in DBZ movie #11 "A Super-Warrior Defeat!
Black (Advisor Black) the second of Commander Red of Red Ribbon
Army, he helps him in the quest of Dragon Balls but at the end it's just
Black to kill Red.
Blue (General Blue): one of the leaders of Red Ribbon Army, well-built,
but probably gay, he's a very fussy dresser and has a special psychical
Blue's Psychic Ability: General Blue's psychic capability who,
by staring at his opponent, shoots at him a paralysing beam. He can also
Body Change: Ginyu's special attack. He can change his body with
his opponent's one.
Bojack: the main villain of DBZ movie #9. He's a powerful demon
come to Earth with his four henchmen to take possession of it . He's killed
by Gohan as Super Saiyan II, exhorted by Goku teleported from heaven.
Bora: the huge American Indian, Upa's father, killed by TaoBaiBai.
He was resurrected thanks to the Dragon Balls.
Brief: Bulma's family. See Bulma Brief, Dr. Brief,
Bra: Vegeta and Bulma's daughter, Trunks' sister, she appears the
first time at the end of Majin Buu Saga as a child and we'll meet her
in Dragon Ball GT as a nice girl.
Broly: (Brolly) considered the legendary Super Saiyan in DBZ movies
#8 and #10, he comes back in DBZ movie #11 as a clone, Bio-Broly.
Bubbles: one of North Kaioh's pets, the only one in the manga,
he's a very fast monkey.
Bujin: in DBZ movie #9, he's the most psychicly powerful of Bojack's
henchmen. He's killed by Gohan SSJ2 who breaks his body in two with a
Bukujutsu: It's the capability to fly by using the Ki energy. Initially
it was used only by Tenshinhan, Jiaozi and Tsuru-sennin's pupils then
almost every major character has this talent, but Yajirobe, Muten and
Bulma: (Buruma) Bulma Brief, expert inventor for Capsule Corporation,
responsible for the invention of the Dragon Radar She's Vegeta's wife.
Bun: the leader of the kids travelling in the mirror ship that
Kuririn, Bulma and Gohan accidently meet during their travel to NameK.
Bunkai Teleportation: (Instantaneous Movement) technique of teleport,
used by Janenba in movie 12, that consists in moving by disintegrating
his own body in many cubes that will instantaneously reunite in another
Burning Attack: Future Trunks' special attack... the Saiyan stretches
his hands towards the sky, moves them to the front and a quite powerful
energy beam flows from them.
Burter: (Baata) one of the members of Ginyu's Force. He believes
he is the fastest warrior in the universe but Goku, after training at
100 g., was superior.
Capsule Corporation: It's where Bulma and her family live.
It's also the company that manufactures the Hoi Poi Capsules.
Capsule Hoi Poi: It is a small capsule that is very lightweight.
When the top of the capsule is depressed, and the capsule thrown, it will
explode into a structure or vehicle.
Catapy: he's one of the competitors in the Anoyo's Tenkaichi Budokai.
He's from the South Galaxy and has to face Goku.
Cell: android created by Dr. Gero, is made with the cells of all
the strongest warriors (Goku, Vegeta, Piccolo, Gohan, Yamcha, Ten Shin
Han, Kuririn, Nappa, Freeza, King Cold, etc etc). He can even use their
Cell Juniors: the seven children created by Cell to attack the
Z warriors so as to get Gohan angry.
Chaozu: see Jiaozi.
Chapa: (King Chapa) one of the contenders in the 21st Tenkaichi,
defeated by Goku. He is the first user of the Hasshuken technique (8 hands
Chapuchai (Chachai): he's one of the competitors in the Anoyo's
Tenkaichi Budokai. He's from the East Galaxy.
Chichi: Son Goku's wife and Gohan and Goten's mother.
Chobakuretsumaha: ("Genkiretskudan" in the DBZ videogames)
Piccolo's energy attack... from his hands flows an energy beam very powerful.
Chonoryoku: Jiaozi's special technique... by stretching his arms
with his hands open, he immobilizes his opponent with a stomachache.
Coco: character appearing in DBZ movie #10, she's a kid living
in Natade Village, who decides to sacrifice herself to calm the monster
that terrorizes her village.
Conuts: planet where Tapion, the hero of DBZ movie #13, was born.
Cooler: (Coola) Freeza's brother. The villan in DBZ movie #5, since
he hears that a Saiyan killed his brother, comes to Earth with his enchmen
to find and defeat him. Even if he's most powerful than Freezer and has
a 4th transformation, he's defeated by the Super Saiyan Goku. See also
Commander Red: see Red.
Crasher Ball: Spiritual energy ball, it's the special technique
of Jeeth of the Ginyu's Force
Cyborg: see "Androids".
Cymbal (Cymbol): being born from an egg of dragon-warrior spit
out by Piccolo Daimao. He's killed and eaten by Yajirobe.
Dabura: Lord of the Underworld, his fighting power is like Cell's
one. He's under Babidi's control.
Daichiretsuzan: Freeza's very powerful attack. He can shot a very
fast beam at his opponent who can't even realize he has been hit.
Dai Kaioh: (Dai Kaiohsama) the head of all the Kaiohs, he only
appears in the anime as a funny character.
Dai Kaiohshin: he was the god of goods. Was absorbed by Buu which
resulted in Fat Buu (Mr. Buu)
Death Ball: a small energy ball created by Freeza (and his brother
Cooler) with just a finger. It's so powerful to destroy an entire planet.
Dende: is a Namek who becomes Kami on Earth after the old kami-sama
reunites with Piccolo.
Dodonpa: one of the best technique of Tsuru-sennin's school. From
a finger flows an energy beam with a very large head. It's used by Taobaibai,
Tsuru-sennin, Tenshinhan and Jiaozi.
Dodoria: one of Freeza's henchmen. He was killed by Vegeta.
Dol Takki (Doll Tucky): he's a DBGT character at the service of
the villain Dr. Myuu. Dol Takki controls the giant machine mutant Luud
Don Kir (Don Kea): tyrant of Planet of Merchants Imegga in Dragon
Ball GT series, he's a very greedy king with a little effeminate aspect.
He' s protected by Lezik, Sheela and Gale.
Dore: one of Cooler' s henchmen in DBZ movie #5, killed by Piccolo.
Dorodabo: a massive built monster, looking like a gargoyle, at
the service of Lord Slug in DBZ movie #4.
Double Tsuihikidan: this attack was used by Kuririn during the
23rd Tenkaichi tournament... he shoots a kind of kamehameha from each
hand and control them as he likes.
Dracula-Man:Uranai Baba's first fighters, is a vampire who can
change into a bad.
Dragon Radar: this is the special device Bulma built to locate
the Dragon Balls. It is present during all the series of Dragon Ball.
Dr. Brief: Bulma's father and Capsule Corporation's leader.
Dr. Cory: a character of DBZ movie #11, he's the scientist who
makes experiments inside the bio-engineering laboratory owned by Jagar
Dr. Gero: (Dr. Gelo) the scientist of the Red Ribbon army, creator
of androids. He can control them by a remote controller. He turns android
too with #19's help.
Dr. Kochin: scientist, Dr. Wheelo's assistant. He destroys the
icy jail where Dr. Wheelo has been imprisoned for many years.
Dr. Myuu: mutant scientist created by Baby in order to power himself
up and to create other mutants.
Dr. Slump: that's Dr. Sembee Norimaki, protagonist of the other
Toriyama's manga "Dr. Slump and Arale-chan". He's an inventor
and also appears in Dragon Ball vol. #7.
Dr. Wheelo: scientist, in DBZ movie #2 he has been imprisoned for
many years in an icy jail. Helped by his assistant Dr. Kochin, he should
like to come back to live in the body of the the world's strongest man.
Dragon Ball: generic name of the serial created by Akira Toriyama.
In TV "Dragon Ball" indicates the first serial (from the meeting
between Goku and Bulma to the end of the tournament with the fight between
Goku and Piccolo), while in the manga it indicates all the story 'till
the end of the anime Dragon Ball Z.
Dragon Balls: there are 3 different kinds...
The 7 original balls of Namek, big, orange, numbered from one to seven,
they depends from the Great Elder of Namek. Every chieftain owns a ball.
When they're collected, Dragon Polunga can be summoned (see "Polunga").
Once the three wishes are granted the balls turn stones for a Namek year
(about 130 days on Earth).
The 7 balls of Kami-Sama (then passed to Dende) are orange, numbered from
one to seven, but they're smaller than the ones of Namek. When they're
collected, Dragon Shenron, can be summoned. It's a green dragon that can
grant first just one, then (thanks to Dende) two wishes (In DBGT it grants
three wishes). Once the wishes are expressed, the balls turn stones for
a year and disperse all over the Earth. In Dragon Ball GT they become
blue with black stars and have some cracks because of all the expressed
wishes. They summon an evil dragon (see "Shenron").
The 7 balls the Namek escaped to disaster on Planet Namek (the Kami before
Dende) created before he split into Kami-Sama and Piccolo Daimao. They
are red with black stars. They are preserved in Kami's Palace and they
summon a dragon like Shenron, but bigger and red. Once the only wish is
granted the balls disperse throughout the Universe. If they are not collected
and take to the planet they've been used within the year, the planet explodes.
Dragon Ball AF: that's not a new Dragon Ball series, but a fan
fiction, that some DB passionate fans wrote with different plots and distributed
through the Web. They strongly wished an improbable sequel of the series
made by Akira Toriyama who has always declared that it's definitively
over! "AF" could stand for "Another Future" but it's
actually more than sure it stands for "April Fish".
Dragon Ball GT: name of the third and last (maybe) Dragon Ball
series, it is only anime and doesn't exist in the manga which ends with
Goku and Uub that leave for training. "GT" stands for Great
Touring or also Galaxy Touring (source DBGT Perfect Files
- Shueisha), probably due to the long journey through the Universe.
At first someone believed that "GT" meant "Goku Trunks"
or "Goku Trasformation".
Dragon Ball Z: name of the second serial of Dragon Ball in TV (from
the arrival of the Saiyans to the tournament when Goku decides to leave
with Ub). "Z" had to be a "2", but it was misunderstood
so it becomes a "Z".
Dynamite Kick: Mr. Satan's special kick, used also by Gotenks,
Ebifurya: bio-warrior who can hurls freeze attacks, created by Dr.
Wheelo and Dr. Kochin in DBZ movie #2.
Eight-chan, Eighter: see Android #8.
Eliza: with blond hair and blue eyes, she's Videl and Gohan's classmate
at Orange Star High School.
Emi: she's one of the little orphans travelling in the mirror ship
that Kuririn, Bulma and Gohan accidently meet during their travel to NameK.
Enemy Transformation: Majin Buu's favourite attack. With a beam
shot from the proboscis he has on his head, he turns his opponents in
something he can eat: chocolates, candies...
Energy Kyush: #19 and #20's technique for absorbing energy by two
devices placed on their hands.
Enma Dai-O: (also called King Yama) is the Rruler of the Afterlife
and Judge of the Dead; so he decides the eternal fate of anyone who dies,
of every race and homeworld, and who has deserved to go to Heaven and
who to Hell.
Eraser Cannon: energy beam shot from Rikoom's mouth (Ginyu's Force).
Eye Beam: energy beam shot from the eyes. This is a Piccolo, Freeza
and #20's ability.
Fat Gogeta: (Vekuu) the strange and funny character born from the
first and bad attempt of Fusion between Goku and Vegeta in DBZ movie #12.
Final Flash: It's Vegeta's most powerful attack who concentrates
all his energy as he widens his arms. Then he stretches forward the palm
of his hands and shoots a deadly beam.
Final Shine Attack:It's Vegeta's new powerful hit in DBGT: he forms
a blinding energy ball in his hand and he hurls it at his opponent causing
an huge explosion with a blinding light. Vegeta uses it during the battle
against Super17 even if it will be absolutely useless.
Freeza: (Freezer, Furiza) one of the villans in DBZ, probably the
most important. He destroyed the Saiya-jin race and also killed Goku and
Vegeta's fathers. He goes to NameK in search of the dragonballs 'cause
he should like to use them to gain the immortality. He appears in DBZ
movie #12 where is killed by Gohan Great Saiyaman. See also Metal Freezer.
Freeza's Beam: It's one of the many attacks of Freeza: it's an
energy beam very similar to Dodon-pa that it's shot from a finger. It
has the peculiarity to do not explode in the impact but to pierce his
target (Freeza uses it also to kill Vegeta). It's been used also by Cell
during the Cell Game against Gohan.
Frog: he's one of the competitors in the Anoyo's Tenkaichi Budokai.
He's from the South Galaxy.
Fusenko: Kuririn's technique used during the 22nd Tenkaichi tournament...
while in the air Kuririn swells his body slowing down his falling.
Fusion: technique used to fuse two person, who must have the same
strength and perform the fusion dance (Metamoru) with identical movements
while saying the word "Fusion", into a new extraordinary and
very powerful warrior. The fusion lasts only 30 minutes before the two
split again. It's used by Goku and Vegeta to form Gogeta and by Goten
and trunks to from Gotenks. See also "Potara Fusion".
Future Trunks: the Trunks who lives in a time dimension devastated
by #17 and #18.
Gacchan (Gatchan): he's a character from"Dr. Slump and Arale-chan".
Gac-chan looks like a little cupid but he really is a flying dinosaur
hatchling, cause he's born from an egg found by Arale in prehistory. He
appears with all the other people from Penguin Village in Dragon Ball
Galactic Doughnut: Gotenks' attack used to trap his opponent inside
a ring that can be sized by a movement of Gotenks' arms. It'll be modified
by Gotenks Super Saiyan III in "Renzoku Super Doughnut".
Gale (Gail): one of the guards of Don Kir's Palace in Dragon Ball
Galick-Ho: (also "Garric Cannon") Vegeta's attack similar
to Kamehameha that Vegeta hurls from the palms of his hands.
Garlic: Kami's challenger for the throne of God of Earth and father
of Garlic Jr. It's said about him in DBZ movie #1 where Kami-sama tells
he's closed into a Dead Zone.
Garlic Jr.: he's the son of Garlic Sr. and looks like a short goblin.
He appears in DBZ movie #1, where he comes on Earth in order to gather
the seven Dragon Balls and gain the eternal life, and in DBZ episodes
(only anime) after Freeza's defeat.
Garrik Cannon: see "Galick-Ho".
Gekitotsu (Ultra) Buu Buu Volleyball: this special attack was used
just once by Gotenks and Piccolo. After they trapped Majin Buu inside
a Renzoku Super Doughnut, Gotenks and Piccolo play volleyball with a ball
that can destroy Earth.
Genkidama: this technique was taught by King Kaioh to Goku (it's
is most powerful attack). By borrowing energy from all living things Goku
can create a devastating ball of energy that obliterates anything with
an "evil" Ki.
General Blue: see Blue
Giant Ghetti Star: (Big Ghetti Star) a robot-planet equipped with
an high technology able to rebuild Cooler's body as a metal cyborg in
DBZ movie 6.
Gill: nickname given by Goku, Pan and Trunks to the robot DB4649T200GRS
from M-2. It's their friend and will help them many times.
Ginger: one of the three Garlic Jr's henchmen appearing in DBZ
movie #1 "Dead Zone".
Ginyu Force: Freeza's special command: formed by Ginyu (the captain),
Rikoom, Burter, Jiisu and Guldo.
Gogeta: Fusion of Goku and Vegeta in DBZ movie #12. In Dragon Ball
GT there is Gogeta SSJ4 (or Super Gogeta) from Goku SSJ4 and Vegeta
Gohan, Son: Son Goku's first-born son.
Goku, Son: protagonist of Dragon Ball.
Goku Jr.: Pan's nephew, appears in the last episode of DBGT. Goku
jr. is the protagonist of the special "Gokuu Gaiden! Yuuki no Agashi
Gokua: one of Bojack's henchmen in DBZ movie #9. In the martial
art tournement he's the opponent of Trunks who turns Super Saiyan and
kills him with a punch.
Gomu: one of White's guards, he's a rubbery monster that Goku and
Android #8 meet at the fifth level of Muscle Tower.
Goten, Son: Goku's second-born son.
Gotenks: Fusion of Goten and Trunks.
Gotenks's Ultra Kicks, Punches, Headbutts, etc...: Gotenks' attacks.
A serial of punches and kicks to which Gotenks gave a name: "Rolling
Thunder Punch", "Inoshishi Attack", "Power Tackle",
"Great Kick Special", "Magnum Sundae", "Ultra
Missile Parfait", "Hyper Plasma Shortcake", "Dinamite
Kick", "Miracle Super Punch".
Grand Elder: the eldest inhabitant of Planet Namek, survived the
catastrophe that had destroyed his homeworld. He's the creator of the
seven Dragon Balls of Namek and gave birth to every Namek.
Great Saiyaman: the camouflage, invented by Bulma, that Gohan uses
to hide his true identity especially to his classmates at the Orange Star
High School of Satan City. The Great Saiyaman appears at the beginning
of Majin Buu saga.
Gregory: he's one of North Kaioh-sama's pet. A very fast grasshopper
and Goku has to try to catch her and hit her on the head with a mallet.
Guldo: The weakest member of Ginyu's Team.
Guruguru Gum: attack used by Jiran during the 21st Tenkaichi tournament...
it's akind of chewing gum that can trap the enemy.
Gyosh: one of Lord Slug's scientists, killed by his leader.
Hacchan: see "Android #8".
Haikyuken: technique used by Ten Shin Han against Goku during the
22nd Tenkaichi tournament... Ten Shin Han uses his opponents ad a ball.
Hankokubikkurisho: very powerful attack used by Jackie Chun (Muten)
during the 21st Tenkaichi tournament: it's an electric beam shot from
the palms of his hands.
Haretsu no Maho: Babidi's beam to make explode weak people.
Hasshuken: similar to Shiyoken of Ten Shin Han, it's a technique
that, by the very fast movements of one's hand, makes someone to seem
having more hands. Used by Goku and King Chapa (Chapa-oo).
Hell's Flash: C 16's ki attack.
Henka Beam: Majin Buu's special attack. It's beam shot from his
antenna. It turns a target into some sort of food item
Higher Dragon: Gohan's pet friend, Higher Dragon appears in DBZ
movies #3, #4 and #5 and during Garlic Jr saga of TV series.
Hildegarn: (in Jap: "Hiderugarn") the terrible monster
of DBZ Movie #13, created on Planet Conuts (Konack) by some warlocks.
Split in two and the two halves imprisoned in Tapion's body and his brother
Minosha's, a thousand years after he reunite and only Goku SSJ3 is able
to destroy him.
Hoi Poi Capsule: see Capsule Hoi Poi.
Honoo: Dabura's fire attack.
Hoy/Hoi: appearing in DBZ Movie #13, one of the dark warlocks and
creators of the terrible monster Hildegarn.
Idasa/Idarsa: first Trunks' opponent during the 25th Tenkaichi Budokai.
Iedei/Yetti: the giant insect that King Moai of Planet Arlia unleashes
to face Vegeta and Nappa.
Ikose: Idasa's brother and first Goten's opponent in 25th Tenkaichi
Imegga: merchants' planet ruled by Don Kir.
Instantaneous Movement: see Bunkai Teleportation.
Jagar Badda: the rich man, old Mr. Satan classmate, who provides money
for bio-engineering experiments to create bio-warriors in DBZ movie #11.
Jan Ken: technique invented by Old Son Gohan that comes from an
ancient Japanese game: Jan ken pon, ("paper, scissors and rock").
Goku uses three different version of this technique: Jan Ken Gu: "rock",
a punch; Jan Ken Chok: "scissors" (he put his finger in his
opponent's eyes); Jan Ken Pa: "paper", a slap.
Jiaozi: Tsuru-sennin's pupil and Tenshinhan's friend.
Jeeth (Jeice): one of the members of Ginyu's Force.
Jin: Japanese term that means, when join to another word, "he
who is" (literally): it's used to indicate the place of origin of
a person. Like: chikyuujin = he who is from Earth (Earthling); Saiya-jin
= he who is Saiya (Saiyan).
Jinruizetsumetsukogeki: attack used by Majin Buu to massacre all
the people on Earth. It's composed by many beams that first rise towards
the air and then fall hitting everyone they find.
Jiran: one of the challengers for the 21st Tenkaichi tournament.
Kaiohshin: Kami of Kings Kaioh. There were five of them, North Kaioshin,
South Kaioshin, West Kaioshin, East Kaioshin and the god of gods, Dai
Kaiohshin. There is also a sixth one: the old Kaiohshin who comes out
from the Z-sword and he is the predecessor (of 15 generations) of Kaiohshin
(the East one).
Kaioh Ken: Devised by the North Kaioh (who cannot even perform
it himself) and taught to Goku, the Kaio-ken is a powering technique that
enables a person to move faster and hit harder. The technique must be
used sparingly however, as the more it is used the more the body of caster
Kakusandan: energy beam used by Kuririn in the fight against Nappa
and Vegeta (it's a new version of the beam used by Kuririn against Piccolo
during the 23rd Tenkaichi tournament); this attack is hurled towards the
sky and falls on the enemy head.
Kakusanyudokodan: Piccolo's attack similar to Kakusandan, but the
beams Piccolo makes fall around his enemy are different.
Kamehameha: Devised by Muten Roshi, the KameHameHa is an energy
beam that is expelled through one's hands. Hand position is generally
in the shape of an open clam. The direction of the blast can be controlled
in mid-air, and combined with other techniques becomes quite devastating.
It's used by Muten Roshi, Son Goku, Old Son Gohan, Yamcha, Kuririn, Ten
Shin Han, Gohan, Cell, Cell Juniors, Son Goten (Kamekameha) and Majin
Kami-Sama: Kami on Earth.
Karin: the guardian of the homonymous sanctuary.
Kamekameha: Goten's pronounce for Kamehameha.
KI: spiritual or inner energy.
Kibith: Kaiohshin's assistant.
Kibito: fusion between Kaiohshin and Kibith.
Ki Blast: simple energy ball expelled through one's hands. Almost
all the Z warriors (but Mr. Satan and Yajirobay) can do it.
Kiai: the scream during the attacks.
Kienzan: A flat, circular plane of energy, often used in DBZ. Devised
by Kuririn, it's used also by Vegeta, Freeza, Cell, C 18 and Goku.
Kikoho: technique of Tsuru-sennin's school, it's used by Ten Shin
Han. It is performed by shaping one's hands into a triangle. It sacrifices
the life force of who is casting it in order to boost the attack's strength.
Ten Shin Han will power it up and will call it Shinkikoho. It's used also
by Cell and Cell Juniors.
King Cold: Freeza and Cooler's father. He comes to Earth with Metal
Cooler and is killed by Future Trunks.
King Kaioh: He's the ruler of a Galaxy. There are five of them:
North Kaioh, South Kaioh, East Kaioh, West Kaioh and Dai Kaio. They obey
to the Kaiohshins.
Ki no Tsurugi: energy beam that can pass or cut anything placed
at a established distance.
Kinton (Kintoun): the magical cloud given to Goku by Mutenroshi
and given to Mutenroshi by Karin. Only who has a pure heart can travel
Koola: see Cooler (Coola).
Kuririn:Goku's best friend and Muten's pupil, he's considered the
most powerful human on Earth
Kyodaika: Piccolo's technique in the 23rd Tenkaichi tournament
to increase muscles, strength and power, but also the possibility to be
Kyoken: attack used by Goku, who, as a crazy dog, jumps from a
place to another for then hitting his opponents from behind.
Lezik: (in Jap: "Reddick") Don Kir's bodyguard.
Lilde: (in Jap: "Rirudo") mutant machine, general of
planet M-2. He has the capability of controlling the metal as he likes,
turning anything into metal and uniting to it.
Luud: (in Jap: "Ruudo") giant robot created by Dr. Miuu.
M-2: planet of mutant machines.
Mafuba: Mutaito San's attack to trap any demoniac enemy, in this
case Piccolo Daimao , inside a container. Also used by Muten Roshi, Ten
Shin Han and Kami-Sama.
Majin Bu: Bibidi's evil creature.
Majin Vegeta: Evil Vegeta, controlled by Babidi.
Maju Yakon: monster of the second level in Babidi's ship. He can
eat any kind of visible energy. He's from the planet of darkness. He's
defeated by Goku.
Makankosappo: Piccolo's special attack: a highly condensed beam
of energy. It is cast by putting ones first two fingers on the forehead
but takes a few minutes to charge to a reasonable strength. Also used
by Cell, Cell Juniors and Majin Buu.
Makosen: Piccolo Daimao's attack. Consisted in energy beams hurled
one after another by one's hands. It's not very powerful but it almost
killed Goku once.
Maraiko: he's one of the competitors in the Anoyo's Tenkaichi Budokai.
He's from the West Galaxy and looks like a dinosaur.
Masenko: Gohan's version of the Kamehameha with the only difference
that it is charged above the head. Used also by Future Trunks.
MayQueen:Jagar Badda's palace in DBZ movie #11.
MenMen: character of DBZ movie # 11, he's at the service of the
rich Jagar Badda and takes to Mr. Satan the challenge issued by his head
Metal Cooler: (Metal Coola) 2nd Cooler's aspect as a metal cyborg
in DBZ movie # 6. He tells his body was rebuilt by the high technology
of the Giant Ghetti Star and comes to the New Planet Namek where enslaves,
with his robots, the entire Namekseijin race. After it seems Metal Cooler
is defeated by the two Super Saiyans Goku and Vegeta, from the Ghetti
Star hundreds of Metal Cooler's clones suddenly begin to arrive. But at
the end, the Giant Ghetti Star and all the Metal Cooler's robots are defeated
by Goku with Vegeta's help.
Metal Freezer: (Metal Freeza) this is Freezer's aspect when, after
being defeated by the Super Saiyan Goku, he is rebuilt by his father's
scientists. As a metal cyborg he comes to Earth, with his father King
Cold, in order to destroy it and kill Goku, but he'll be eliminated by
Future Trunks with his sword.
Mr. Popo: Kami-sama's servant.
Mr. Satan: winner of the 24th Tenkaichi tournament, people believe
he defeated Cell and Majin Buu. He's Videl's father.
Mrs. Brief: Bulma's mother and Dr. Brief' wife.
Murasaki: (Agent Purple) a ninja warrior, Master of Martial Arts,
defeated in muscle tower by Goku.
Muscle Tower: military base of Red Ribbon Army.
Muten: master of martial arts. He lives in the Kame-house.
Mystic Attack: Nameks' capability to stretch their arms.
Nail: he's probably the most stronger fighter in Namek, but he's easily
defeated by Freeza. Before Nail dies, Piccolo finds him and accepts to
merge with him (assimilation) in order to get amazing new power.
Nain: character of DBZ movie #11, she's Dr. Cory's assistant inside
the bio-engineering laboratory where bio-warriors are created.
Namek: planet where Piccolo and Dende come from. Here were created
the first Dragon Balls.
Namu: a tough competitor in the 21st Tenkaichi Tournament.
Nappa: a saiya-jin warrior, Vegeta's mate and underling. Nappa
is easily defeated by Goku and then killed by Vegeta because of his hopeless.
He also appears in DBZ TV Special #1 "Bardock - The Father of Goku"
where we can see him black haired.
Natade Village: a place in DBZ movie #10 where Videl, Goten and
Trunks meet the inhabitants terrorized by a monster.
Natade Shaman: character of DBZ movie #10; inhabitants of Natade
Village believe him a sorcerer who can help them to calm the giant monster
that terrorizes the Village. He appears again in the next DBZ movie #11
where we see him inside the Palace of the rich Jagar Badda.
Neizu: one of the three Cooler's henchmen in DBZ movie #5, killed
Nikki:one of Garlic's henchmen in DBZ movie #1, is eliminated by
Nyoi Bo: Goku's extending cane. When Goku commands his cane, it
can extend to virtually any length (it's maximal length is 380.000 Km).
It is very useful for attacks and rescues, but its purpose is to unite
Karin's Sanctuary to Kami's Palace.
Ohzaru: Saiyans can turn Ozharus when they look at a full moon. Their
strength and power have a huge increasing, but all depends from the tai:
if a Saiyan doesn't have his tail anymore the transformation can't take
Ohzaru Gold: similar to Ohzaru... but is golden! His the level
before the Super Saiyan IV.
Olive: one of the brave warrior that goku meets in the Afterlife.
He's a competitor in the Anoyo's Tenkaichi Budokai and is from the North
Oolong: a little big who can turn anything he likes.
Oni: in Japanese folklore, a type of demonic
creature, often of giant size, great strength and fearful appearance.
A typical example of Oni, is the character who becomes Janenba, in DBZ
Pan: Gohan and Videl's daughter, niece of Goku and Mr. Satan.
Papparapa: magic word used by Babidi to teleport people in any
Para Bara: the three brothers: Para, Bombara and Danbara. They
have the power to make people dance and telepathically talk.
Piccolo: evil half of Kami-Sama; during the Cell saga, the two
half (Piccolo and Kami) reunite.
Pilaf: he's only will is to own the Dragon Balls and become the
King of the World. He has two helper, Shuu and Mai.
Penguin Village: This place is the home for all of the characters
from "Dr. Slump and Arale-chan", another Toriyama's work. We
see Penguin Village in Dragon Ball vol. #7 when Goku chases General Blue.
Polunga: the dragon of Namek.
Potara Fusion: fusion possible thanks to the Potara earrings of
Kaiohshins; the Potara must be wear one for person, one on the left and
one on the right. This kind of fusion should be forever. Technique used
by Kaioshin and Kibith (Kibito) and by Son Goku and Vegeta (Vegeth).
Puar: flying cat friend of Yamcha.
Puipui: first opponent inside Babidi's ship. He's from Planet Zump
where the gravity is 10 times the one on Earth.
Red: (Commander Red) the leader of Red Ribbon Army; he secretely wanted
the Dragon Balls to wish to become taller.
Red Ribbon Army: criminal organization defeated by Goku.
Renzoku Energy Dan: several energy beams hurled from one's hands.
Often used by Vegeta, but also by Son Goku, Son Gohan and Piccolo.
Renzoku Shime Shime Missile: Gotenks' attack similar to Renzoku
Energy Dan, but much more powerful.
Rikoom: one of the members of Ginyu's Team.
Rikoom Kick: one of Rikoom's attack.
Rikoom Mahha Attack: one of Rikoom's attack.
Rogafufuken: Yamcha's special attack, then improved into Shin Rogafufuken.
Rolling attack: Mr. Satan's attack, it's a somersault towards the
Saiko no Kogeki:energy beam that Nappa hurls from his mouth.
Saimin no Jutsu: Muten Roshi's technique to hypnotize (used on
Bogeyman during the 22nd Tenkaichi tournament).
Saiya-jin: Saiyan in Japanese. See "Saiyan" and "Jin".
Saiyan: Planet Vegeta's population, it's a warrior race.
Satan Miracle Special Ultra Super Megaton Punch: Mr. Satan's punch
that he believes very powerful, but it's not. He even forgets its name.
Satan Miracle Beautiful Super Bari Bari Punch: Mr. Satan's punch
that he believes very powerful, but it's not. He even forgets its name
(the original name is Satan Miracle Special Ultra Super Megaton Punch).
Satan Punch: one of Mr. Satan's techniques.
Sekikatsuba: deadly substance that Dabura spits out of his mouth
and that turns the target into stone. The process reverses if Dabura is
Seripa (Selpia): the only female Saiyan warrior of Bardock's Team.
Shapner (Sharpner): he's the blond and athletic guy, Gohan's classmate
at Orange High School in Satan City.
Sheela: one of the guards of Don Kir's Palace.
Shen: this strange guy is a participant of 23rd Tenkaichi Budokai
but really is Kami-sama in disguise.
Shenron: the Earthling dragon. In DBGT he's black and splits into
seven evil dragons...
Ishinlon: born from the 1 Star Dragon Ball; the most powerful of the Evil
Shenrons and can fuses with all seven of the Dragon Balls to get the powers
of all the other evil dragons.
Ryanshilon: born from the 2 Star Dragon Ball when Pora, Upa's father,
was wished back from the dead... it's associated with water pollution.
Sanshinlon: born from the 3 Star Dragon Ball, associated with ice and
freezing. It's Suu Shenron's brother.
Sushinlon: born from the 4 Star Dragon Ball, associated with sun and fire.
It was created when Piccolo-Daimao wished for his full power to be restored.
It's San Shenron's good brother.
Ushinlon: born from the 5 Star Dragon Ball,associated with electricity.
It was created by the wish to made Goku to revive for the fight with Vegeta
Ryushinlon: born from the 6 Star Dragon Ball,associated with hurricanes
and storms. It was created when Oolong makes his ambitious wish for a
pair of girl's panties; at first it looks like Princess Oto, but its real
look is much different.
Chishinlon: born from the 7 Star Dragon Ball, associated with no particular
elements, but he can take possession of other bodies. It looks like a
two tailed mole. It was created by the wish to made all the people killed
by Majin Vegeta to revive.
Red Shenron... it's summoned with the red balls with black stars. They
vanish when Piccolo dies 'cause of Earth explosion.
Shinseiju: this is the original Japanese name of the "Tree
of Might", the plant Tares and his henchmen wanna let growing on
Earth in DBZ movie #3.
Shintsuru Senryu Taiyo Ken: complete name of Taiyoken, one of Tsuru-sennin's
techniques. It generates a tremendous amount of light, temporarily blinding
any nearby enemies. At first it was used by Ten Shin Han, then many of
the Z warriors learn this trick.
Shiyoken: Ten Shin Han's technique used during the 22nd Tenkaichi
tournament. It generates two more arms from the back.
Shogekiha: energy beam shot from the eyes (but Piccolo hurls them
from any part of his body). This is a Piccolo, Freeza and #20's capability.
Shunkanido: the ability to move from one location to another without
the passage of time. This particular technique requires a person to lock
on to. Invented by the inhabitants of Yardrat, it's used by Son Goku and
Shuu (Shao): he is one of two Pilaf's servant. He looks like a
ninja-dog and aids Mai when she is given a task.
Sigma Team: special commando of M-2 formed by 3 robots that can
unite and form the Super Sigma Mega Cannon.
Slug: Lord Slug is the main villain in DBZ movie # 4 "The
Super Saiya-jin, Son Goku" (published in USA as "Lord Slug").
Even if he's a Namek, his heart is pure evil.
Sokidan: energy ball easy to control shot from one's hand. Devised
Spopovich: challenger for the 25th Tenkaichi tournament. He's under
Babidi's control. He must find the energy required to reawaken Majin Buu.
Suguru: he's the ruler of the game dimension.
Suiken: seems like one's drunk. He totter near the opponent and
attacks him when he doesn't expect it. Used by Muten Roshi and Old Son
Super 13: he's the super android protagonist of DBZ movie #7 "Utmost
Limits of Battle!! The Three Great Super Saiya-jin" (released in
America with the title "Super Android 13"). He's born from Android
#13 who absorbs chips and powers of #14 and #15.
Super 17: is an invincible warrior come out from the fusion between
the two # 17, the one made by Dr. Gero and protagonist during DBZ episodes
of Androids Saga, and the one created in Hell by Dr. Miuu and Dr. Gero.
Super Chishinlon (Super Chii-Shenlong): he's Chishinlon himself
who, trapped Pan with a stratagem, leaves the body of the mole he before
took, in order to become bigger and stronger, and learning also her fighting
Super Ghost Kamikaze Attack: Gotenks' attack. He launches several
ghost clones of himself that destroy themselves upon contact with another
person or each other.
Super Ishinlon (Super Ii-Shenlong): his power is ten times higher
than normal Ishinlon's! In this form he can use all the techniques of
the other Evil Shenlongs and he can also throw an energy sphere filled
of the negative energy of all the Dragon Balls.
Super Saiyan: A highly powerful form of Saiyan. For any detail
about these forms see the section.
Super Saiya-jin: Super Saiyan in Japanese (from here comes the
contraction SSJ). See "Super Saiyan" and "Jin".
Suppaman: A rip-off of Superman. This is one of "Dr. Slump
and Arale-chan" characters and also appears in Dragon ball vol. #7.
Sushinlon (Suu-Shenlong): he's the Dragon of the 4 Star Dragon
Ball (Sushinchu), owned by Old Son Gohan, Goku's grandpa. He can increase
his body temperature to 6000 degrees, just like the Sun.
Taado: He's one of the four Garlic Jr.'s henchmen appearing in DBZ
episodes of Garlic Jr. Saga. He's killed by Gohan with his Masenko.
Taiyoken: see "Shintsuru Senryu Taiyo Ken".
Tamborine (Tambarine): he's a Piccolo's demon warrior, the one
who kills Kuririn and takes the Dragon Ball and the list of people that
has entered the Tenkaichi-Budokai. Tamborine will be killed by Goku.
TaoBaiBai: he's Tsuru-sennin's brother and a very clever killer,
hired by the Red Ribbon Army in order to kill Goku.
Tapion: he's the protagonist of DBZ movie #13 "Dragon Fist
Explosion! If Goku Can't, Who Can?". Tapion is considered a hero
by his people because, thanks to the melody of his ocarina (flute-like
instrument), he's able to contain inside his body the top half of the
demon Hildegarn, while his little brother Minosha keeps the bottom.
Tapkar (Tapika): he's one of the competitors in the Anoyo's Tenkaichi
Budokai. He's from the West Galaxy and move very fast.
Tenkubekejiken: Namu's techinque. It is performed by putting one's
forearms into an X formation and diving onto an opponent.
Ten Shin Han:Tsuru-sennin's pupil and Jiaozi's best friend.
Time Stop: Guldo's technique to control time, while he can keep
moving and attacking. It cannot be used for a very long time.
Toma (Torah): he is one of the member of Bardock's team, the one
who tells Goku's father about Freeza's treason before dieing in his arms.
Torbie (Torubi): he's a competitor from the South Galaxy in the
Anoyo's Tenkaichi Budokai. He wins the match against Tapkar from the West
Toteppo: he is one of the member of Bardock's team of planet conquerors
and he's killed by Dodoria's men along with the rest of Bardock's team.
Trunks: Vegeta and Bulma's first-born son.
Tsuihidan: spritual technique used by Piccolo during the
23rd Tenkaichi Tournament that follows the opponent. Similar to Kuririn's
Tsuno: he is one of the elder guardian of the Namekian Dragon Balls.
He's killed by Vegeta.
Tsuru-sen'nin: he is the brother of the killer TaoBaiBai defeated
by Goku, and long time ago he and Kame-sen'nin (Muten Roshi) trained together
under Master Mutaito. His pupils are Tenshinhan and Jiaozi before they
set themselves free from his control.
Tulece (Turles-Taresu): he's the main villain in DBZ movie #3 "The
Tree of Might". Tares is a Saiyan warrior who looks like Goku, who
comes to Earth with his henchmen 'cause they think the planet is suitable
for growing the Shinseiju, the "Tree of Might".
Turbo: another character from "Dr. Slump and Arale-chan".
He's the floating super genius son of Sembee (aka Dr. Slump).
We find him appearing in Dragon Ball vol. #7.
Turtle (Umi-game): He's Muten's turtle and lives in Kame-House
but often follows his master in his adventures.
Uub: good reincarnation of Kid Buu.
Udebunrikogeki: Majin Buu' technique. It's performed by taking
apart a piece of his body that he control to attack his enemy.
Upa: this child is the little Indian son of the strong Bora and
together they live in Karin's land to protect Karin-sama's Sanctuary.
Uranai Baba: she's Muten's old sister, a fortune-teller who uses
her magic crystal ball to see any place on Earth and to predict the future.
Ushinlon (Uu-Shenlong): he's the 5 Star Dragon (born from Ushinchu)
and can control electricity. He obtains a giant body by absorbing some
creatures named Slime.
Giant Ushinlon (Giant Uu-Shenlong): he's the same Ushinlon who
grows up more and more when he absorbs other energy. His soft body rejects
even the power of Goku SSJ4's Kamahameha.
Valese: Goten's girlfriend, appears in DBGT.
Videl: Mr. Satan's daughter. She marries Gohan and has a daughter,
Vegeta: Prince of All Saiyans, son of King Vegeta and Bulma's husband.
Vegeth: Potara fusion between Vegeta and Goku.
Vekuu: (Fat Gogeta) the strange and funny character born from the
first and bad attempt of Fusion between Goku and Vegeta in DBZ movie #12.
Yakon: see Maju Yakon.
Yajirobe: character appearing for the first time after the 22°
Tenkaichi tournament and immediately joins Goku. He's the only one among
the Z warriors who cannot use the spiritual energy, he cannot fly but
he's a master with the sword. Later he goes and lives with Karin.
Yamabuki Midori: is Arale's teacher and then becomes Senbee's wife
and mother of Turbo. Goku meets her in Penguin Village in Dragon Ball
Yamcha: Goku's friend and Bulma's first boyfriend.
Yamu: one of the 25th Tenkaichi tournament challenger. He was under
Babidi control who ordered him to find the energy required to reawaken
Yetti: see Iedei.
Yoikominminken: technique of Jackie Chun (Muten) during the 21st
Tenkaichi tournament to hypnotize his opponent with a strange voice and
Yokaieki: Saibaimen's technique. They open their head from which
a dangerous acid flows out.
Z-Sword: inside this sword is trapped the Old Kaiohshin. It was broken
by Goku, Gohan and East Kaiohshin by mistake.
Z-Warriors: Goku, Gohan, Kuririn, Yamcha, Ten Shin Han, Jiaozi,
Vegeta, Future Trunks and Piccolo.
Zangya: she's the beautiful girl opponent of Kuririn in martial
art tournement of DBZ movie #9. She's one of Bojack's henchmen and dies
when the demon shields himself with her body to face Gohan SSJ2.
Zanzoken: devised by Muten Roshi. This technique consists in dematerializing
and quickly moving to another spot close by but leaving one's silhouette
for a short period of time in their original location. Goku even left
7/8 silhouettes. Used also by Kuririn, Ten Shin Han and almost all the
Z warriors, but also from their enemies (Freeza, Cell, etc...).
Zarbon: one of Freeza's henchmen. With very long green hair, he's
first good-looking and then, when he transforms to face a very powerful
opponent, ugly as a monster. He's killed by Vegeta during the second fight
Zenii: What passes for current money in Dragon Ball world. The
symbol is a backwards "$".
Zenkai Power: Saiyans' capability to increase their power when
they recover from a mortal wound.
Zod (Bish): he's the child who lives in the fishing village where
Goku and Pan meet Otohime alias RyuShinlon, the 6 star dragon.
Zuunama (Zounama): monster that can forecast earthquakes thanks
to the movements of his mustaches. His name comes from the Japanese Namazu
which means catfish.