Timeline

Pre-Dragon Ball

Over 100 million years B.C.
Earliest Kai is thought to exist.

About 75 Million years B.C.
The 15th generation Kaioshin, Elder Supreme Kai, is sealed in the Z Sword.

About 5 Million years B.C.
The evil magician Bibidi is successful in creating Majin Buu. Majin Buu destroys hundreds of planets in the following years. Four of the five Kaioshins are killed by Majin Buu. Dai Kaiou is absorbed by him, giving him a fat appearance. West Kaioshin manages to kill Bibidi and leaves Majin Buu’s sphere shell on Earth.

Tens of thousands of years B.C.
Annin begins her service of protecting the Furnace of Eight Divinations on the border between the real world and the “Other World”.

4237 B.C.
Garlic Junior’s ancestors migrate to the Earth from their home, Makyo-sei.

739 B.C.
Jadoushin(Princess Snake) becomes the Princess of Snake Way, and settles in her castle along-side of it.

Approximately 238 B.C.
The Legendary Super Saiyan appears and wreaks havoc across the Universe.

Approximately 250 A.D.
Uranai Baba begins her fortune telling business.

261 A.D.
King Yemma travels the Snake Way to get training from King Kai. Princess Snake meets him and falls in love. On Namek, violent storms ravage the planet and destroy many of the life giving Ajisa plants. Kattatsu (Piccolo’s father) sends his son away on a space ship to avoid death. But the storms stop and no one follows the child. The child faces problems and is forced to make a landing on the planet Earth. The young Namek’s name is… Piccolo.

430 A.D.
Master Roshi is born. Here comes trouble ladies.

431 A.D.
Piccolo becomes the apprentice of Kami.

448 A.D.
Master Roshi turns 18 and continues training under Mutaito. He falls in love with Fan-Fan.

459 A.D.
Tsurusennin’s brother, Tao Pai Pai, is born.

461 A.D.
Garlic assaults Kami for not choosing him as his successor. He is defeated and trapped by Kami. Piccolo is the chosen one and ascends to the throne of Kami. The evil in Kami’sheart leaves him and forms Piccolo Daimaou. Daimaou leads a reign of terror across the Earth, but is sealed in the Denshi Jar by Mutaito’s Mafuba technique. Mutaito dies as a result of performing the move.

474 A.D.
Dabura inspects the Earth.

Approximately 550 A.D.
The first Saiyan land on the planet Plant in a mysterious ship.

553 A.D.
Master Roshi starts his world famous collection of dirty magazines.

Approximately 650 A.D.
Master Roshi finds the 3-Star Dragon Ball washed up on his beach.

650 A.D. May 7th
The first World Tournament takes place.

658 A.D.
Gohan (Goku’s Adoptive Grandpa) is born.

662 A.D.
Kami tells Mr. Popo what he remembers about his childhood.

698 A.D.
Toninjinka is born.

715 A.D.
The great Emperor Pilaf is born.

720-730 A.D.
The Saiyan unite and begin a war against the Tsufuru-jin for control of the planet Plant. The Tsufuru scientist Dr. Raichi is killed. The Tsufuru-jin are completely destroyed by the Saiyan. The Saiyan take control of the planet and re-name it Vegeta. They adapt Tsufuru technology. The Saiyan begin space travel and meet aliens from other planets.

722 A.D.
General Blue from the Red Ribbon Army is born.

730 A.D.
Tao Pai Pai starts his career as an assassin.

731 A.D.
The Saiyan begin their partnership with Frieza and start conquering planets for sale. King Vegeta marries his queen.

732 A.D.
The birth of Prince Vegeta.

733 A.D.
Bulma, Yamcha, and Tien are born.

733 A.D.
May 8th Earth’s current king is sworn in.

Approximately 735 A.D.
Frieza starts to feel misgivings toward the Saiyan. It begins a period of controlled chaos.

736 A.D.
Krillin is born

737 A.D.
A Low Class Saiyan fighter is born to the Middle Class fighter Bardock. He is rejected by his father as a failure. In his first few days alive he’s sent to the planet Earth to destroy it when he grows older. His name is Kakkarotto. Planet Vegeta gains control of the planets Meat and Kanassa. King Vegeta’s revolt against Frieza ends in failure with his death.
Frieza demands the death of all Saiyan. Bardock dies trying to protect planet Vegeta and his future. Kakkarotto lands on Earth. Ox-King’s daughter Chi-chi is born. His wife dies shortly after the birth. Sometime in between June and August Gohan (Goku’s Adoptive Grandpa) finds a small baby in the woods. He names him Son Goku.

738 A.D.
Goku hits his head on a rock after falling down a cliff. He stops being a wreck less evil child and becomes a happy loving boy.

739 A.D.
Ox-King and his daughter at the foot of the mountain of which their castle is at top. A fire spirit is unleashed and sets Mount Ryokei a fire. Ox-King and his daughter are trapped at the bottom of the mountain. The mountain is renamed Mount Fryingpan.

740 A.D.
Oolong is born. Krillin begins his training at the Orinji Temple. Bebi creates Dr. Myuu for the purpose of gathering energy so he can be reborn. Dr. Myuu is programmed to make Rirudo and all of the other Machine Mutants.

747 A.D.
Yamcha meets Puar.

748 A.D.
The Pheonix Master Roshi was raising dies of food poisoning. Later, while gathering mushrooms, he discovers a baby sea turtle who got lost.

749 A.D.
First ten days of April Bulma enters Senior High School in the Western City.

Sometime in 749 A.D.
Bulma discovers the 2-Star Dragon Ball in her basement.

749 A.D. 22 August
Bulma discovers the 5-Star Dragon Ball in a cave to the north.

Dragon Ball

749 A.D. September 1st
Bulma is on her summer vacation searching for the Dragon Balls. Bulma meets Goku later that day. Bulma discovers that the sphere Goku owned, which he thought contained his grandfather’s soul, was actually the 4-Star Dragon Ball.

749 A.D. September 2nd
In the morning, Goku and Bulma meet Master Roshi and he gives them the 3-Star Dragon Ball, in exchange for… ahem… well, you know.

749 A.D. September 5th
Goku stops the reign of the “terrible” Oolong and an old woman gives him the 6-Star Dragon Ball.

749 A.D. September 6th
Goku meets Yamcha for the first time and fights quickly with him, only to have it end in a draw.

749 A.D. September 9th
Goku defeats Yamcha Master Roshi uses the Kamehameha to put out the flames on Fryingpan Mountain. Unfortunately the blast is too strong and destroys the mountain and the castle. Among the debris, the 7-Star Dragon Ball is found. At about noon, Goku sends Monster Carrot and his gang to the moon. Shuu and Mai steal all but one of the Dragon Ball’s from Goku and gang. Pilaf summons Shenron at night once the Dragon Ball’s are gathered. Later, Goku looks at the moon and turns Oozaru and destroys Pilaf’s castle.

749 A.D. September 10th
Goku and Krillin become Master Roshi’s students after finding a female… maid for the pervert. Later, Master Roshi moves his house to an island and Goku and Krillin prepare for their tough training with the martial arts master.

749 A.D. September 11th
Master Roshi, Krillin and Launch spend the day in bed due to eating poisonous puffer-fish the night before.

749 A.D. September 14th At 4:30 AM
Goku and Krillin begin their tough training under Master Roshi. They will spend the next 8 months training this way.

749 A.D. October 2nd
The second term of school begins at the Western City Senior High School.

750 A.D. April 6th
Goku and Krillin increase the weight of the shells on their backs to 40 kg. to increase the results of their training.

750 A.D. April 18th
Commander Silver of the Red Ribbon Army begins his search for the Dragon Balls

750 A.D. May 6th
Goku, Krillin and Master Roshi leave the Kame House to participate in the 21st World Tournament.

750 A.D. May 7th
The 21st World Tournament takes place. Jackie Chun wins. Goku takes second place.
Goku, The Red Ribbon Army, and Pilaf struggle for control of the Dragon Balls. The Red Ribbon Army get the 6-Star Dragon Ball from Pilaf’s base in the desert. They also get the 5-Star Dragon Ball. Goku and Chi-chi meet again in the Ox King’s village.

750 A.D. May 8th
In a single day, Goku destroys the Red Ribbon’s Muscle Tower in the north.

750 A.D. May 9th At 11:02 AM
Bulma finishes repairing Goku’s broken Dragon Radar. Goku and Blue Shogun fight in the sky above Penguin Village. Arale-chan beats Blue by herself. Tao Pai Pai kills Blue Shogun with only his tongue in a demonstration of his power. Goku is beaten almost to death by Tao Pai Pai at the base of Korin Tower. Goku begins climbing Karin Tower.

750 A.D. May 10th
Summer vacation begins for Penguin Village High School. Goku reaches the top of Korin Tower and begins his training which is to take the Super Holy Water from Korin.

750 A.D. May 12th
After 3 days of training, Goku finally gets the Super Holy Water. He’s surprised when he finds that it was only plain tap water. It was actually the fighting to get it that made him stronger. Goku kills Tao Pai Pai at the base of Korin Tower and SINGLE-HANDEDLY destroys the ENTIRE Red Ribbon Army. In Uranai Baba’s battle arena, Goku is reunited with his dead grandpa Gohan.

750 A.D. July
The raining season begins in Namu’s village on Namek.

Between 750 and 753 A.D.
Goku begins his training which is to run around the World. In Chao village he fights Kinkaku and Ginkaku. Goku meets Chintaiken and and fights Tenron in the Gozen-Jiai contest. Goku enters the Demon World and fights the lord of the Demon World, Shura. Goku saves Inoshikachou and meets Tien for the first time.

753 A.D. May 5th
Goku meets Konkichi. Goku swims to Papaya Island where the 22nd World Tournament will take place.

753 A.D. May 7th
The 22nd World Tournament takes place. Tien wins. Goku comes in a close second.
Krillin is killed and Piccolo Daimaou appears.

753 A.D. May 8th
Celebration of 20 years under the rulership of the King of the World.

753 A.D. May 9th
Goku kills Piccolo Daimaou. Piccolo AKA Ma Junior is born.
Goku reaches Kami’s Palace and trains there for the next three years with Mr. Popo and Kami.

756 A.D. May 7th
The 23rd World Tournament begins. Goku becomes engaged to Chi-chi after their fight in the tournament. Goku defeats “Ma Junior” and wins the World Tournament for the first time. Planning for Goku and Chi-chi’s wedding begins, but a mysterious fire erupts and traps Ox-Kings inside with Chi-chi’s wedding dress. Goku and Chi-chi must search for the Basho Sen to put out the magic flames.

756 A.D. May 8th
Chi-chi learns how to be a good bride from Grandma Hakkake. Goku uses the Basho Sen on the flames, but it doesn’t work. He finds the flames are a result of a leak in the Furnace of Eight Divinations on the other side of the World. Goku travels to Mount Gogyou, the home of the Furnace of Eight Divinations where he meets his dead grandpa again. He fixes the hole in the bottom of the furnace and the flames cease around Ox-King’s castle.

757 A.D. May
Gohan is born.

759-760 A.D.
Goku is interviewed by Shonen Jump.

760-770 A.D.
Dr. Myuu finds the alien Rirudo and turns him into Machine Mutant Shogun Rirudo. Rirudo uses his great powers to complete the construction of planet M2. The Machine Mutants begin gathering energy to be absorbed by Bebi.

761 A.D.
Goku, Piccolo, Krillin, and Gohan battle Garlic Junior and send him into his Dead Zone.

61 A.D. October 12th
Raditz arrives to retrieve his brother. Goku and Raditz are killed by Piccolo’s Beam Cannon. Vegeta and Nappa stop at a small planet named Arlia. After finding the planet in unsuitable condition for sale, they destroy the planet. After this, they go into a state of suspended animation in a cold sleep. They’re headed for the planet Earth. A period of several months Gohan begins his survival training. Gohan falls into ancient ruins and finds a robot. After a disaster, the robot is destroyed. Gohan becomes more mature. Yamcha is employed as a professional baseball player. Gohan becomes home sick and tries to escape from his training area and return home. After meeting Pigero and other orphans whose parents where killed in a tsunami, he regains his courage and returns to his training.

762 A.D. March
Krillin, Chiaotzu, Yamcha, Tien, and Yajirobe are training at Kami’s Palace.

762 A.D.
April 29th Goku arrives at King Kai’s planet.

762 A.D. May 9th
Goku finally catches Bubbles. His next training is to hit a cricket, Gregory, with an incredibly heavy hammer.

762 A.D. May 23rd
Goku bops Gregory on the head with the hammer.

762 A.D. May
Krillin, Tien, Chiaotzu, and Yamcha make a spiritual travel to the old planet Vegeta. They are all easily killed by two weak Saiyan. When they return to their bodies, they all decide to continue training hard.

762 A.D. November 2nd
Goku is ressurected after having completed his training under King Kai.

762 A.D. November 3rd
Vegeta and Nappa arrive on Earth. Gohan, Piccolo, Tien, Krillin, Chiaotzu, and Krillin face off against the Saiyan. Nappa, Yamcha, Piccolo, Tien, and Chiaotzu are all killed. The battle between Goku and Vegeta ends in a draw. A micro-sized robot made to look like an insect is deployed by Dr. Gero to collect blood samples from the strongest fighters for use in the construction of Cell.

762 A.D. November 4th
Goku, Krillin and Gohan are hospitalized in the East City Hospital.

762 A.D. November 7th
Krillin and Gohan leave the hospital.

762 A.D. November 9th
The reconstruction of Kami’s spaceship is completed.

762 A.D. November 14th
Bulma completes her lessons in the Namekian language. Gohan, Krillin, and Bulma leave for Namek.

762 A.D. November 21st
Vegeta lands on Frieza Planet #79.

762 A.D. December 13th
Vegeta’s injuries are completely healed. He leaves immediatley for planet Namek.

762 A.D. December 18th
Vegeta, Kiwi, Bulma, Krillin, and Gohan all land on Namek at about the same time. Goku leaves for Nameck. Dende takes Krillin to meet the Saichourou. Piccolo, Tien, Chiaotzu, and Yamcha arrive at King Kai’s planet and begin their training there. Goku’s spaceship gets trapped in the gravity of the star Alpha HZ. By using the Kamehameha he is able to escape a fiery demise.

762 A.D. December 19th
Zarbon takes Vegeta’s beaten body to Frieza’s ship to heal him.

762 A.D. December 20th
Vegeta fights Zarbon for the second time. He kills him. Krillin takes Gohan to meet the Saichourou. By Frieza’s order, The Giniyu Force’s mission to Yardrat is delayed. They leave for Namek.

762 A.D. December 23rd
Goku completes his training under 100g gravity.

762 A.D. December 24th
The Ginyu Force are destroyed. Piccolo is revived. Krillin is killed. Goku becomes the Legendary Super Saiyan and defeats Frieza. The planet Namek blows up.

763 A.D. May 3rd
Krillin and Yamcha are revived by the Namekian Dragon Balls.

763 A.D. September 9th
Tien and Chiaotzu are revived. The refugee Namekians are transported to New Namek by a wish to the Namekian Dragon Balls.

763 A.D. October
After 5,000 years the Makyo-sei approaches Earth and Garlic Jr. is freed from his Dead Zone. But he is again defeated by Gohan and trapped for good in the Dead Zone since the Makyo-sei is destroyed.

Exact Date Unknown
Cell arrives in Trunks’ Time Machine and goes underground to absorb nutrients. Frieza’s cyborg body is completed.

764 A.D.
Some time in August. Trunks arrives. He kills Cybord Frieza and King Kold. Goku returns to Earth.

Unknown Dates
Vegeta undergoes gravity training to become a Super Saiyan. A relationship slowly developes between Vegeta and Bulma. Goku and Piccolo attend driving school to get their driver’s licenses. Cooler arrives on Earth. He’s defeated by Super Saiyan Goku.

766 A.D.
Trunks is born.

767 A.D.
Goten is born.

767 A.D. May 7th
The 24th World Tournament takes place. Mr. Satan is the winner.

767 A.D. May 12th
All of the Androids appear. Cell shows up later that day. Piccolo and Kami fuse. Piccolo is temporarily the strongest character. Goku suffers from his viral heart disease. The Cell of the present is destroyed along with Dr. Gero’s underground lab by Krillin and Trunks.

767 A.D. May 15th
Goku’s heart disease is cured by the medicine Trunks brought from the future. Vegeta and Trunks enter the Room of Spirit and Time.

767 A.D. May 16th
Cell reaches his second stage. Cell reaches his perfect form. Goku and Gohan enter the Room of Spirit and Time.

767 A.D. May 17th
Cell announces the Cell Games to the entire World. Goku and Gohan exit the Room of Spirit and Time. Piccolo enters it.

767 A.D. May 18th
Piccolo exits the Room of Spirit and Time, Vegeta enters it again. Gohan enters Lime’s village and saves it from Barbon’s evil intentions.

767 A.D. May 19th
Goku and his family go for a picnic. At around noon, Cell single-handedly destroys the Royal Army. Dende becomes the new Kami. Vegeta exits the Room of Spirit and Time.
Trunks enters.

767 A.D. May 20th
Trunks exits the Room of Spirit and Time.

767 A.D. May 26th
At 12 noon the Cell Games begins. Goku dies a second time by sacraficing himself to save the Earth. Gohan completely destroys Cell.

767 A.D. May 27th
Goku’s funeral. Trunks returns to his time.

767 A.D. Between May and June
Goku visits Grand Kai’s planet and meets Grand Kai. Goku participates in the Afterlife Tournament which was planned in “honor” of North Kai’s death. Goku fights Pikkon. He finds him to be similar to Piccolo by his fighting and training style. Chibi Trunks takes his first steps. A documentary is broadcast on TV covering the events of the life of the World Champion Mr. Satan.

768 A.D.
Doll-taki is employed by Dr. Myuu. His task is to gather energy to awaken M2’s greatest Machine Mutant, Ruudo. Doll-taki does his job well and gets to work on gathering energy on planet Ruudo.

770 A.D.
Krillin and Android #18 get married.

771 A.D.
Marron is born.

773 A.D.
Supreme Kai and Kibito travel to Earth to search for the sphere in which Majin Buu is sealed.

774 A.D.
March 28th Gohan finishes the first grade level at Orange Star High School.

774 A.D. April 7th
There’s a sighting of the Golden Haired Warrior in Satan City. Gohan begins the second grade level at Orange Star High School. He meets Videl. Gohan meets Bulma at 3 PM.
She works on a transformation suit for him so he can disguise himself when fighting crime. She finishes at 5 PM. The Great Saiyaman appears for the first time!

774 A.D. April 8th
Videl discovers that Gohan is the Great Saiyaman.

774 A.D. April 9th
Gohan teaches Videl how to fly. South Kaioshin checks out Goku’s training.

774 A.D. April 10th
Vegeta finds out that Chibi Trunks is able to turn Super Saiyan.

774 A.D. April 20th
Videl masters the flying technique.

774 A.D. May 7th
The 25th World Tournament takes place. Goku returns to Earth for a single day to compete in the tournament. Majin Buu appears. Vegeta sacrafices his life trying to defeat him. Majin Buu kills Babidi. Due to turning Super Saiyan 3, Goku is forced to return to the after-life early. Gohan mistakenly frees Elder Supreme Kai from the Z Sword. Elder Supreme Kai begins the ceremony to upgrade Gohan’s power.

774 A.D. May 8th Piccolo, Gotenks, and Gohan are absorbed by Majin Buu.
Majin Buu kills almost every single person on Earth.
Elder Supreme Kai gives Goku his life allowing him to return to Earth.
Vegeta returns to Earth with the help of Uranai Baba.
Majin Buu destroys the Earth.
Porunga restores the Earth.
Vegeta’s life is restored when all of the good people who died are wished back to life.
Goku destroys Majin Buu with the Super Spirit Bomb.

774 A.D. September 7th Shenron erases everyone’s memories of Majin Buu.

778 A.D. May 7th The 26th World Tournament takes place.
Mr. Satan is the winner.
Majin Buu comes in second.

779 A.D.
Pan is born to Gohan and Videl.

780 A.D.
Bra is born to Vegeta and Bulma.

781 A.D. May 7th
The 27th World Tournament takes place. Mr.Satan wins. Buu comes in second place.

784 A.D. May 7th
The 28th World Tournament takes place. Goku leaves with Uubu to train him.

789 A.D.
Goku, Pan, and Trunks blast off into outer space to search for the Black Star Dragon Balls. After 9 months in outer space, Goku meets Bebi. Bebi is outnumbered so he escapes to Earth where he takes control of almost every person and becomes more powerful. Bebi uses the Black Star Dragon Balls to create Planet Tsufuru.
Goku reaches Super Saiyan 4. Goku and Bebi partake in a titanic battle which ends with the death of Bebi and the destruction of the Tsufuru race. The Black Star Dragon Ball’s crack and the Evil Dragons are released. The Evil Dragons are all defeated, Shenron returns to normal and grants one last wish as long as Goku goes with him. Shenron flies off with Goku. Goku stops top say good bye to all the Z-Warriors. The Dragon Balls are absorbed into Goku’s body, and Goku is not seen for around 100 years.

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Pan spots her Grandfather but is unable to catch up with him. The final episode of the Dragon Ball series ends with flash back to Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, and Dragon Ball GT’s most memorible moments.

Tenkiachi Budokai

The Tekaichi budokai(FUNimation dub: World Tournament) is a martial arts tournaments in which fighters compete to see who is the strongest warrior amongst them. It was held every 3 years in the Papaya Island on May 7th. However, there have been years that no Z-Fighter has gone to the Tenkaichi Budokai. Eleven years went by between the 23rd and 24th Tenkaichi Budokais, for the arena to be rebuilt by, Goku and Piccolo’s fight. Seven years had to go by between the 24th and the 25th, due to the Cell Games. Also, the 4 years that happened to go by the 25th and 26th Tenkaichi Budokais, because of the infamous Majin Buu. Due to the great intense of the Budokai, a prize was meant for the strongest one that happened to show up. Usually, the prize was 50,000 zeni to about 500,000 zeni. That’s quiet a lot. All in all those times, many new people conquered feats no one else could, as did some over come those. If you think that is all it’s about, think again!

Tenkaichi Budokai Translation:

Ten – Heavens/Sky
Ka – Under/Beneath
Ichi – First/Best
Bu – Martial Arts
Duo – Way Of (Fighting)
Kai – Meeting
Translated to: Heavens Under First Fighting Way of Meeting. Still sounds wierd doesn’t it!

Ten + Ka means “Under the Heavens” + Ichi = The World’s Best.
English Translation: Tenkaichi means, “World’s Best”

Bu + Dou = Martial Arts (Martial Arts is a “way of”) + Kai = “Martial Arts Meeting”.
English Translation: Budokai means, “Martial Arts Tournament”

Combine both words of the translation and you get:
Tenkaichi Budokai = The World’s Best Martial Arts Tournament

FUNimation Translation: World Tournament: Now many of you are probably thinking that this is all wrong because it’s not anything like what you here it called in the FUNimation dub (English version). FUNimation probably thought calling it The World’s Best Martial Arts Tournament was a little long so they shortened it to The World Tournament.

Dragon Ball Z: Race guide


» Androids – This in an artificial race. Usually androids start out as another race, but are ‘enhanced’ with technology. The exception are the biotechnological androids like Cell. Cell is ertirely created with the use of cells of other beings. All androids in the series are created by Dr. Gero, who even makes himself one. They usually look just like normal people or can look very strange. They are immensely powerful and most have a mission to kill Goku.


» Animals There are a variety of animals seen through out the series. The two most important are Puar and Oolong. Many animals are shown walking, and even talking like humans! Colonel Yellow, a high ranking official of the Red Ribbon Army is a tiger. Even the King of the Earth is a walrus like creature!


» Arconia-Jins – This is the race responsible for suppling the Saiya-Jins with technology such as the spacepods. In return for this technology the Saiya-Jins would conqour planets for the Arconia-Jins. It is not known what happens to the Arconia-Jin, but it is most likely that Frieza had them destroyed.


» Arlians – A race of giant insects that inhabit the planet Arlia. They show up in the anime only when Vegeta and Nappa visit their planet to “get some exercise”. Vegeta ends up destroying their entire race and planet as they leave.


Aruhua-jins When Bibidi created Buu, he wasn’t able to controll him. On his rampage throughout the universe Buu destroyed many worlds before he could be stopped. The Aruhua race was one of them, over 5 million years ago.


» Bas-Jins – These are a race of short, 4-eyed telepaths. They possess the ability to stop time by holding their breath. Only one member of this race is shown to us in the series, this is Guldo of the Ginyu Force. It is not known what happened to his people.


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Bio Warriors An odd-looking group of biological warriors created by Jaga’s scientists in DBZ Movie 11. These warriors are quite formidable by human standards, but their power amounts to nothing compared to Android 18, Trunks and Goten, who defeat them effortlessly.


» Bune-JinsThe only person of this race we see in the series is Pui Pui. Although hes a Majin that doesn’t mean he was always a Majin. Pui Pui comes from the planet Bune thus he is a Bune-Jin. His home planet has the same gravity level as Planet Vegeta which is 10xs that of Earth. Not much is really none about this race they may possible be a very cocky race. I say this because Pui Pui was very cocky, this is what led to his defeat by Vegeta who was had trained under 500x Earth’s gravity.


» Changlings This is the race to which Frieza, Cooler and King Cold belong. Not much is known of their origins. All that is known is that all 3 posses the ability to transform & not just once but several times. Doing so greatly increases their power. We first see this race in the Frieza Saga. As a side note, I’d like to point out that the term “Changelings” is never actually said or referenced in anything officially created for Dragonball, Dragonball Z, or Dragonball GT. The name in actuality is just something fans made up for easy discussion somewhere between the mid-to-late 1990’s. While writing this guide, I could have just called them “The Race, Frieza, Cooler, and King Cold Belong To”, but that seems even worse!


» Dark-Jins We only see one member of this race in the series. His home world is pitch black and one of their special abilities is they are able to eat energy/light. Yakon (the only Dark-Jin we see) ends up eating to much of Goku’s energy and explodes. Yakon is also a Majin but wasn’t always under Babidi’s control.


» DemonsUsually evil creatures, who like to kill. The King of Demons is Dabura, who is taken under control by Babidi. He was the first to fall by Buu when he is releases by Babidi. When we see him in Other World his emotions changed, he became a kind, very caring creature & he helps Bulma, Chi-Chi, and Videl look for Gohan because at this time they all think he had been killed by Buu even thought he had not.


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DinosaursWe all know what they are so I’ll just explain when we mostly see them. Dr. Briefs (Bulma’s dad) has a whole collection as pets, they live inside Capsule Corp. We also see a bunch of Dinosaurs when Piccolo is training Gohan.


» Dragons – All the dragons seen in the series are related to the Dragonballs (Orange floating things in the picture). We see many different types of Dragons, but it is Shenron who most closely resembles a “traditional dragon”. The rest are the Evil Shenrons from DBGT, or the strange Porunga from the Namekian Dragonballs.


» Genies – A race of peaceful creatures who do not have the ability to grant wishes. Mr. Popo is a genie, although he doesn’t look like it, he is a great fighter. They use magic carpets to go long distances and are pretty agile. Mr. Popo is the assistant to whoever it is that happens to be Earth Guardian at the time.


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Ghosts – We all know what Ghosts are so I will explain when they appear in the series. In Dragonball we see “Ghost Usher” who directs people around Baba’s place when they show up. In Dragonball Z, Gotenks shows us his “Super Ghost Kamikaze Attack” which allows him to create one or more ghosts that explode on contact with anything.


» Hemadeins – Not much is known of this race but it is likely they they have a similar history to the Saiyans. Cui is the only known member of the race & he was one of Frieza’s strongest goons. Cui is later killed by Vegeta when they meet on Namek.


» Humans – This, surprisingly, is the race to which we all belong. Humans inhabit the Planet Earth, and apart from a few individuals (Tien, Yamcha, Chiaotzu, Roshi, Krillin), most are comparatively weak along side people like the Saiyans and Namekians, because most of the race does not know anything about Ki manipulation.


» ImmeckiansThey live on the Planet Immecka. Their ruler is Lord Don Kee who is a huge coward, so he has his egotistic bodyguard, Ledgick, to handle his more difficult intruders and subjects. Lord Don Kee unfairly forces his impossible to satisfy appetite for taxes and wealth out of his citizens.


» Kais – These creatures are gods over a sector of a galaxy. The Kais shown here are the gods over the Milky Way, our galaxy. The most seen Kai is North Kai, or King Kai, who trains Goku, Piccolo, Tenshinhan, Yamcha and Chiaotzu. He also watches over the Z Fighters, often offering advice.


» Kaioshins – These creatures are even higher gods than the Kais. These gods watch over sectors of the universe, and one of the them is supreme god of the entire universe. They are immensely powerful, but not immortal, which is proved by Majin Buu, when he slaughters all but 2 of the Kaioshins.


» Kanassa-Jins – The Kanassa-Jin are a race possessing psychic abilities, including being able to read minds, and see into the future. Their race is all but wiped out by Bardock’s team. However, one survives and gives Bardock the ability to see the future, so he can see his own destruction, just as the Kanassa-Jin were forced to. The last Kanassa-Jin is then killed by Toma.


» Kerubo-jins – The Kerubo-jin live on a planet with a lot of seismic activity. Also living on the planet is a big catfish-like creature who can predict earthquakes by using his whiskers, and who the Kerubo-jin think to be a god. Trunks, Pan and Goku unmask this fraud and the Kerubo-jin can go on living their quiet lives.

» Konatsa-Jin – The two Konatsa-Jins we see in the series are Minosha and Tapion. They are very noble and will often fight off enemies, even if the odds are against them. An evil monster Hildegarn divested their home planet, Konats, leaving only Tapion and Minosha to fight Hildegarn off. Tapion played a song on his ocarina to temporarily control Hildegarn allowing both halves to be sealed inside the two. A box which contains this is opened on Earth, In the end Hildegarn is killed by Goku


» Lude-Jin – The lude-jin are members of the cult of Ruudo. They worship a giant statue that’s in reality a disguised robot made by Dr. Myuu. When Goku, Pan and Trunks threaten to defeat Mochii, the high priest of Ruudo, all lude-jin are turned into dolls and offered to Ruudo. When Ruudo is defeated they all turn back to normal.


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M2-jins – Dr. Myuu replaced the original inhabitants of planet M2 by machine mutants. Gill, who’s from M2, betrays Goku, trunks and Pan and delivers them to Rilldo (aka “Shogun Rirudo” or “General Lock”). Rilldo works for Dr. Myuu, who wants to use their Saiyan energy to revive the Tsufuru-king Baby. Later, he starts to regret this and helps our heroes, who then defeat Rilldo.


» Majins – This is the race to which Babidi and his father, Bibidi belong. Also when ever Babidi enslaves anyone, they become Majin, e.g.: Majin Vegeta. All Majin have the symbol of the Majin on their body. This symbol is an M


» Makyo-Jins – This is the race to which Garlic Jr. belongs. They inhabit the Makyo Star, which gives them great power. The Makyo Star passes close to Earth every 1000 years, and Garlic Jr. uses this opportunity to take over the earth, but he is sent to the Dead Zone by Gohan.


» Meat-Jins – Bardock and his team were assigned to swipe this planet of life by Frieza, who intended for it to be a trap for Bardock. Unfortunately, Bardock’s team goes without him because he was still regenerating from the battle on Kanassa. When Bardock finally reaches the planet, he finds that the Meat-jin had been successfully destroyed, but he also finds his dead team. Shortly after his discovery, he is attacked by Dodoria and his men, who beat him up and leave him for dead.


» Metamories
This race plays a brief, but important role in the series. Like the people of Yardrat they are responsible for teaching Goku a very useful technique. The Metamories are the inventors of the Fusion Dance that Goku teaches to Goten and Trunks. Nothing is known of their appearance because they are never seen in the series, all that is known is that Goku met them in Heaven sometime between the Cell and Majin Buu Sagas & in that time is when he learns the Fusion Dance from them.


» Momasu-Jins – The Momasu are giants, like everything on the planet is gigantic. On their search for the Black Star Dragonballs Pan, Trunks and Goku arrive on this planet to find the Dragonball being stuck inside a tooth of one of the inhabitants. Goku plays dentist by shooting out the tooth with a Kamehameha blast, and also recovering a Dragonball this way.


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Mutants – The Mutants that appear in the series were usually very powerful and skilled fighters. The most well known mutants are the Ginyu Force. They work for Frieza and we see them fight Krillin, Vegeta, & Gohan until Goku shows up who defeats all of them but Captain Ginyu with ease.


» Namekians – This race is first introduced to us when Goku fights Piccolo Daimao, who is a very old Nameksei-Jin. But it isn’t until the Saiyan Saga that Piccolo and Kami learn of their otherworldly origins. After Piccolo’s death at Nappa’s hands. Gohan, Krillin and Bulma depart to the Planet Namek, to gather the original Dragonballs to revive their friends. During this time all the Nameksei-Jin are wiped out by Frieza and his men. They are eventually revived with the Earth’s Dragonballs and sent to live on New Namek. All Nameksei-Jin are asexual as Toriyama based them on snails and slugs.


» Ogres – Also known as Oni, this race we see mostly as workers in the afterlife. Ogres either have a single horn or two horns on their head, some also only had 1 eye. They are given tasks like watching over Hell, checking the souls to make sure they have been purified, and other things. The Ogres gave their energy to Goku during the Buu Saga for his big Spirit Bomb. During DBZ Movie 12, they are almost all wiped out by Janemba. They run a sort of ‘airport’ to transport souls around heaven.


» Rito-Jins – Very human-like in appearance, this species had all of their families of these orphans killed right in front of their eyes by Frieza. After their families were murdered by Frieza, these orphan’s took up traveling the galaxy and capturing vessels. When they captured the Namek ship that Krillin, Bulma, and Gohan were traveling in, they appeared hostile at first but upon learning of our hero’s intentions they let them go. These orphan’s traveled the Northern Galaxy as “space pirates” in a mirror-like spaceship.


» Robots – Robot’s are built and programmed to do whatever the creater pleases. We see a lot of Robot’s guarding some kind of important objects. In DBZ we see Androids created by Dr. Gero which are a whole different thing. Robot’s are usually much weaker and usually have 1 or 2 very simple objectives at hand.


» Saibamen – The exact origin of this species is unknown, but they were most likely created in a lab on Planet Vegeta. The Saibamen were created to help the Saiyans train at a higher level. They were also used on occasion as a fighting weapon with built in acid they could shoot out of their head along with a self-destruction option. Since each Saibamen had a power level identical to Raditz at 1,200, the Z warriors had a semi-tough problem fighting them. The most odd thing about the Saibamen was that they were ‘grown’ from the ground by planting a seed.


» Saiyans – This is one of the series’ main races. All of the main characters belong to this race. They first arrived on the Planet Plant in 550AD and eventually took over the whole planet, renaming it Vegeta. They then encountered Frieza, who employed them to wipe planets of their life before being sold. Fearing they would one day overthrow him, Frieza destroyed them all along with the planet, leaving only Goku, Vegeta, Nappa, Raditz, Broly, Paragus and Turles as survivors.


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Shamo-Jins – This race shows up in Movie #8. They are being uses as slave labor on New Planet Vegeta by Paragus after their home world was destroyed by Broly. However during the fight with Broly the race is evacuated to the Capsule Corp spaceship, but it is not know what happens to them after this. Presumably the Z Warriors help them find a new planet like they did for the Nameksei-Jin.


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Shape shifters – A Shape shifter is someone who can change themselves to look however they want. Puar & Oolong went to a Shape shifting school & learned how to use this power but this is more of a morphing ability. There is a special shape shifting race that we see in DBZ, they have the ability to morph into anything for as long as they want. They also have the ability to morph the planet they lived on, their names were Zaacro & Raiti. When they see Bulma, Goku and Krillin land on their planet they transform into fake Namekians and try to trick them into thinking the planet they are on is Namek so they can escape the planet on the Z-Fighter’s ship, but of course they fail.


» Tuffles – This race shared the Planet Plant (Old Vegeta), with the Saiya-Jin, and although weaker than the Saiya-Jin, they kept them at bay with their advanced technology, such as the Scouters and Blasters. They were also the inventors of the Space pods we see in the series. They were wiped out when a full moon appeared on the planet Plant, allowing the Saiya-Jins to go Oozaru and destroy the Tsfuru-Jin.


» Vampires – Vampires in Dragonball are basically the same as Vampires in other stories. But one Vampire we see is able to live in the sun light. He also for some strange reason was a kick boxer. But of course like all reasons he can’t stand garlic or a cross. Upa and Puar use this to their advantage when they fight Dracula Man (picture above). Dracula Man is the first of Baba’s five fighters & we see him when Goku & friends need Baba’s help to find a Dragon Ball.


» Yardrat-jins – This race was first met by Goku after the defeat of Frieza on Planet Namek. He arrived in an abandoned Ginyu pod. If it wasn’t for Frieza calling The Ginyu Force to Namek, they would have destroyed the Yardrato-Jin, it being their next mission. They are a physically weak race, but possess the ability to manipulate space and time, and teach Goku Instant Transmission.

Senzu Beans

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Senzu Beans – will revive whoever eats one to full power nearly instantly. Here you can find out who ate them, when, and why. These beans are made by Korin in his tower and can also keep somone full for a very long time. If a Saiyan happens to eat one of these beans they will nearly double what there strength was before. Keep in mind this is only possible for a Saiyan to do. However, it’s not something only a Senzu Bean can do Saiyan’s happen to have a unique healing ability and will become much stronger once they have healed from a near death injury.#1 – When Goku climbs Korin Tower in the Red Ribbon Army saga, he becomes extremely hungry from not eating for about 2 days, so Korin tosses him a Senzu Bean.

#2 – At Korin Tower, Goku uses another bean to heal himself from the fight with King Piccolo. This is when the true advantage of the Senzu Bean is first realized in the series.

#3 – After Goku fought Piccolo at the 23rd Budoukai, Yajirobe makes his first of many “Senzu deliveries”. Goku uses a bean to heal from the intense fight and then for no apparent reason at all, gives Piccolo one. He later says that it was an act of pity, and “no matter how strong Piccolo becomes, I will always be one step ahead.”

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After Goku leaves Snake Way, he passes by Korin’s tower. Korin throws him two beans, one of which he eats to recover from the harsh trip down Snake Way and the other he splits between Gohan and Krillin from the fight against Nappa.

#5 – After the fight against Vegeta, Goku is put in the hospital until he gets a Senzu Bean from Yajirobe. After he finished the Senzu Bean he grabs a bag full of them and heads to Namek. On his way to Namek Goku uses two Senzu beans because of his 100x gravity training and another when he hits himself with a Kamehameha.

#6 – When Goku arrives on Namek, he gives Gohan and Krillin half of a Senzu Bean to recover from their fight against Recoome. Goku then gives one to Vegeta who was also injured from the battle with Recoome, but only when he realizes that they are on the same side.

#7 – During the Android Saga Android #20 punches a hole through Yamcha’s stomach nearly killing him. When Yamcha is taken out to Safety he is given a Senzu Bean restoring him to full health.

#8 – When Goku fights Android #19 everyone notices that Goku is weakening, because of this Krillin tosses him a bean. It has no effect, because the real problem was the heart virus which Future Trunks had said killed Goku in his time.

#9 – After Vegeta beats Android #19, he realizes that a lot of his power had been drained. Because of this he asks Krillin for a Senzu Bean (Krillin at this point has a whole bag of the Senzu Beans).

#10 – When Piccolo, Gohan, Tien, Krillin, and Vegeta are searching a desert for Android #20, #20 pulls a surprise attack on Piccolo and manages to take quite a bit of his energy. Piccolo recovers that energy with a Senzu Bean from Krillin.

#11 – After the fight with Android #17 and #18, Vegeta , Trunks , Piccolo , and Tien were all nearly unconscious. Krillin (still with the bag of Senzu Beans) gives each of them one.

#12 – Piccolo along with Tien were each beaten up by Cell. Piccolo was nearly killed and then blasted into the ocean and Tien was so weak after holding back Cell with all the Tri-Beams that he collapsed. After Tien was defenseless Cell began to kick him around, each were given a Senzu Bean by Goku.

#13 – When Trunks leaves Kami’s lookout to follow Vegeta to Cell, Goku gives him two Senzu Beans that Korin had kept from before. Trunks uses the first one a while later to heal Krillin who had recklessly attacked Cell out of frustration that Android #18, whom he loved, had been absorbed. The second Senzu is used to heal Vegeta after his fight with Perfect Cell.

#14 – Korin rushes during the next ten days, to grow a few more Senzu Beans for Goku, and manages to give him the beans on his way to the Cell Games. However, the first bean used is Given from to Cell by Goku, after their fight. The purpose of this was to make sure the fight between Gohan and Cell would be fair.

#15 – After Goku, Piccolo, Vegeta, Trunks, Tien, Yamcha, and Krillin were badly injured from the Cell Juniors, Gohan got the bag from Cell (who had stolen them from Goku earlier when he tried to eat one and interfere in his fight vs. Gohan) and fed Krillin a bean. He then gave the bag to Krillen and told him to heal everyone else.

#16 – In the middle of the 25th Budoukai, Goku uses instant transmission to go to Korin Tower and retrieves a Senzu Bean for Videl, who had been badly beaten by Spopovitch in the tournament. When Goku gets back to the tournament he gives one of the three beans he had gotten from Korin to Gohan who immediately gives it to Videl.

#17 – When Gohan and Supreme Kai are about to go fight Dabura and Babidi, Goku tosses Gohan a Senzu Bean so he will be able to fight better (he was still a little wounded from the first time that he fought Dabura).

#18 – After Goku fights Majin Vegeta both warriors are badly wounded. Goku starts to pull out his bag of Senzu Beans deciding to split the last bean with Vegeta so they can both fight Fat Buu together. However, before he can do so, Vegeta knocks him unconcious from behind, steals and eats the last Senzu bean, and goes through the portal in Babidi’s ship to face Fat Buu.

The Red Ribbon Army

 


Red Ribbon Army – first appear in Dragonball trying to find the Dragonballs at the same time as Goku in the earlier parts of the Dragonball series. In result of searching for the Dragonballs they send a wave of fear and destruction through the world as they searched for the Dragonballs. The RR Army’s plan was to wish for world domination. The army was controlled by a short man name Commander Red. Commander Red had said that wish for the Dragonballs so the RR Army would do it, yet he secretly was going to wish to be tall. When Assistant Black found out about the real wish, he killed Commander Red, and took control of the army, re-naming it to the Black Ribbon Army. Soon after Goku destroys the entire RR Army, killing Black with it. To see a scan from Daizenshuu 4 of the Red Ribbon Army rankings click here.


» Commander Red – The original commander in the Red Ribbon Army, he is very short. He is thought to have wanted to Dragonballs to wish for World Domination, but really wants to wish to be taller. When Assistant Black found out about the real wish, Black got mad, and shot Red in the head, thus, he renamed it to the Black Ribbon Army.


» Assistant Black – Red’s right hand man. Black usually just stood around and said exactly what Red wanted to hear, although, he really hated his job. He was a very tall black man, who made Red very mad every time he stood next to him because of how much shorter Red was. When Black found out about the wish that Red really wanted to make, he shot him dead in the head, and, renamed the army to Black Ribbon Army. Goku fought him in Black’s metal suit, but, Goku killed him, by going
straight through the suit, thus, making it explode.


» General Blue – One of the high-ranking officers of the Red Ribbon Army. Although he was very strong, he was also gay. He had a special technique that he could paralyze people, where they couldn’t move, thus, Blue could go into an attack and defeat them. He chased Goku around a lot to find the Dragon Balls. He also fought a lot of other people to get away and go back the RRA HQ. When he got to the HQ, Red looked on his dragon radar and saw that he missed a ball where he was. In the Dragon Ball series, his death was to fight Tao Pai Pai, and, lost by Tao sticking his tongue on a pressure point on his head. In the 10th Anniversary movie, his death was execution by some low level privates. They dragged him in a room and shot him to death.


» General White – In charge of Muscle Tower, he commands Android #8, Sergeant Metallic, Sergeant Purple, and Monster Buyon. He had a Dragon Ball that Goku wanted, and, he also hurt many people in the village outside of the Tower. Goku didn’t like that, so he went to go fight him. After Goku had defeated every person in the tower, he went after White. White had the mayor held captive and threatened to kill the mayor if need be. Goku didn’t move one bit, but he was the one that got shot anyway.. After Goku fell, White tried to fire again, but Android 8 blocked it. Android 8 went into a rage and charged White. He then blew White out of the tower, sending him to a snowy grave.


» General Copper – Although we don’t see him in the manga, he controls Captain Yellow, Captain Violet, and Captain Silver. He commands them all to find the Dragon Ball’s, so he could take them back to Red, and get all the credit.


» Captain Yellow – We see him briefly in the manga and anime, but he goes around trying to find the Dragon Ball’s for General Copper. That is basically all we see him do.


» Captain Violet – We see her briefly in the anime, but, never in the manga. She gives a Dragon Ball to General Copper, and, is never seen again.


» Captain Silver – The first of the high-ranking officers that Goku fights. This is a very short fight. Silver let his guard down completely, because, he didn’t know Goku had a lot of strength. After Goku defeated Silver, he got a Dragon Ball and ran off. Silver then told Copper what happened, and, saw he was heading north, so, he told Copper to tell White in Muscle Tower to be ready for a very strong boy.


» Android 8 – The first of the Androids we see in the series. He is ordered to fight Goku under Sergeant Purple’s orders, but refuses. Purple threatens to make him explode if he doesn’t, but Android 8 said he would rather die than fight. Goku couldn’t bear to see this so, he knocked out Purple. Android 8 was so happy; he gave Goku the Dragon Ball he stole. They then went up the muscle together, fighting monster Buyon and General White. He got very mad at White, when he shot Goku, and Goku didn’t get up. He then hit White so hard; he went straight out the tower’s wall and fell into the snow. Android 8 went to go live with the mayor, and, is seen briefly again at the end of the Buu saga, giving some of his power to build the ultimate Spirit Bomb.


» Monster Buyon – A very fat and giggly monster. He is located in the secret fifth floor of the muscle tower. When Goku was on the fourth floor with Android 8, Goku asked what was on the fifth floor. Android 8 said there was no fifth floor. So, they went to General White. White then opened a hatch to a very dark fifth room with the monster Buyon. Goku tried every way possible to kill him. He blasted a Kamehameha at him, but, it went right back at Goku. Goku tried hitting him, but Goku just fell back. The monster almost ate Goku, but he got an idea. He remember how cold it was outside, and how it made him frozen. He blasted a Kamehameha at the wall, and a blast of cold air came in, and froze Buyon. He then punched Buyon, and flew straight to the sixth floor.


» Sergeant Purple – Even though he is smart, he loses to Goku in a fight. After the fight he tries to unleash Android 8 upon Goku, or he would destroy Android 8. Android 8 refuses, and Goku knocks out Purple before he could do anything.


» Mercenary Tao – Tao is a deadly assasian, who lives for money. He is hired by Commander Red to emilinate Goku. The first time they fight Goku is defeated. But after Korin’s training Goku mops the floor with Tao. He returns at the 23rd Tenkaichi Budokai as part cyborg, but is beaten again by Tenshinhan. He returns in the Cell Saga. He is hired by a rich coward who is forcing people to build a protective dome against Cell. Gohan shows up to put a stop to this, and when Tao realises who Gohan’s father is he runs off.


» Sergeant Metallic – Goku went into a huge fight with this enormous robot. Goku tried all he could to fight him, but, metallic was so hard, Goku kept getting numb hands. Metallic went into a charge on Goku, and Goku used his Kamehameha to blow him away. But, Metallic just lost his head and a little bit of his clothes. Goku didn’t know what to think. Metallic went after him again for one more attack, but, stopped before Goku could attack. Goku just left him and went to the fourth floor.


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Dr. Flappe – The original creator of the androids. In the anime, Akira Toriyama added this doctor into the story, just to have another hostage for Purple. But, you have to remember, Dr. Gero was years off before Akira was thinking of the Cell saga. But, all Dr. Flappe did was stick around, be a hostage, and leave.


»Dr. Gero – THE original creator of every android, and a very pissed man at Goku. He devoted his life to get back at Goku for destroying his creations. We see him as Android 20 in the Cell Saga.


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Hasky – A master thief who is occasionally employed by the Red Ribbon Army. She has made a career out of doing the impossible. After she accepts a job, her abilities are such that not even the tightest security can stop her from making off with her prize. Once more, she has accepted a lucrative, lofty assignment from Commander Red: steal the Dragon Balls and get rid of Goku!

NOTE: Mercenary Tao is not part of the Red Ribbon Army, although he does take part in it. He was just an assassin for hire, and, took the job. Although he got paid and did his job, Goku did destroy Tao, after being blown up by a grenade.

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Androids 8, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, New 17, Super 13, and Super 17:
All androids are created by Dr. Gero, who later on becomes one himself (Android #20). Though only android #8 is truly a member of the orriginal RR army, all androids share the same objective: the destruction of Goku. Ironically, the exception is android #8, who’s programming was flawed and didn’t like to fight, who becomes friends with Goku. Androids #16 and #18 also turn ‘good’ in DBZ.

Brolly: Super Saiyan Forms

Mind Controlled Super Saiyan:
This is the weakest of all Broly’s forms and is a slave to his father Paragus, thus he cannot fully maximize his Super Saiyan potential. This form is first awakened by Goku when Broly first sees him in DBZ Movie #8. However, this form does not last when Broly breaks free of Paragus’ control. When Broly is free he is able to release his full power.
   
Super Saiyan:
Once Broly is free from Paragus, he can turn into a true Super Saiyan. This form is identical to Super Saiyan 1. Granting Broly the usual power and speed increase just like any other super Saiyan would receive.
   
Legendary Super Saiyan:
This form is very similar to Super Saiyan 3rd Grade (Ultra Super Saiyan), but is not the same. In this form Broly’s muscle mass increases greatly, but he does not suffer any loss of speed. This form is actually closer to Super Saiyan 2, but is not that either due to the muscle increase.

Saiyan History

Long ago there was a planet called planet Plant, which was occupied by two races: the Saiyans and the Tuffles. The Tuffles were an advanced race with big cities and highly-developed technology. The Saiyans were strong savages who lived in wastelands attacking the Tuffles at times. Because of the Tuffles great technology, they were able to fight against the naturally strong Saiyans when needed.

Then one day, the Saiyans banded together and attempted to overtake the planet. The war raged on for many years without anyone clearly having the advantage. Advanced weaponry took on brute strength resulting in a stalemate; that is until a full moon appeared. If a Saiyan looks at the full moon, they transform into a giant ape-like state called Oozaru. In this form their already great power grows tenfold. Luckily for the Tuffles, this event happens only once every seven or eight years. After this transformation had occurred, the Saiyans easily crushed the Tuffles out of existence. From then on the planet was called Planet Vegeta, named after the Saiyans ruler King Vegeta.

But there was a problem. With their arch-nemeses gone, they had no one to fight but each other. Soon they met a race called the Arconians. These are people responsible for supplying the Saiyans with the technology they are so famous for using. In return for this technology the Saiyans would conquer planets for the Arconians, who worked for a being named Frieza.

Lord Frieza was known as the strongest and most powerful being in the universe. He enslaved entire races, and forced them to do his bidding or be destroyed. When Frieza found out about the Saiyans, he saw their enormous power and used them as mercenaries to take over other planets for him. All Saiyans belong to special classes, which is passed down by blood types. When a lower class Saiyan is born, they are sent away to other planets, programmed to take it over when they get strong enough. Because of the ability to transform into an Oozaru, this usually didn’t take very long. Saiyans with the higher classes are kept on Planet Vegeta for more direct use.

One day, Frieza summoned Prince Vegeta who was around five years old at the time, and sent him to a dangerous planet along with the Supreme General of the Saiyan Army, Nappa. King Vegeta knew Frieza had to be stopped and revolted with several of his most loyal men. However, they were no match for Frieza and were defeated effortlessly. Around this time Frieza realizes how much stronger the Saiyans are becoming, and their great potential. Out of fear Frieza blows up the entire Planet Vegeta with a single energy blast from his finger.

Moments before Planet Vegeta explodes, a ship with a low level Saiyan baby flies by to Earth. This baby’s name is Kakarot. As Frieza destroys Planet Vegeta, he gets careless and doesn’t notice this ship go by. However, an even stronger being lurks in the background watching, and this being is Frieza’s brother. Although he notices the ship, decides to let Frieza clean up his own mess.

When the Saiyan baby, Kakarot, lands on Earth, he is found by an old man named Gohan. Even though Kakarot is a baby, he has strength that could easily kill an ordinary human. Gohan is a master of the Martial Arts and tries to raise the Saiyan baby, soon naming him Goku. Gohan drops Goku on his head from a great height. Fortunately, Goku lives, and even better, his Saiyan programming becomes scrambled. Goku trains hard and eventually has a son, who he names Gohan after his adoptive grandfather.

When several of Goku’s friends are killed by two of the surviving Saiyans, he is forced to go to a planet called Namek for help. On this planet there are items called Dragon Balls. When all seven Dragon Balls are collected together, a Dragon god will appear and grant you three wishes. Unfortunately, Frieza is after the same items and already has five of them in his possession. To make things even worse, the prince of all Saiyans named Vegeta is also after the Dragon Balls.

After many battles, much destruction, and successfully gathering the Dragon Balls, Goku finally faces Frieza. When Goku is no match for the super villain he is forced to go to his last resort, and his most powerful attack. Goku nearly destroys the entire planet but Frieza survives with few wounds. Proving he cannot be beaten, Frieza kills Goku’s best friend Krillin, and fatally wounds a close friend, named Piccolo. Seeing this happen enrages Goku so much that he undergoes a transformation legend of the Saiyans; a super Saiyan. While in this new level he grows far stronger than Frieza and easily defeats him. From then on Goku was a Super Saiyan.

Note: All of the information I have stated above about the Saiyans comes from FUNimation’s American dubbed version, and is slightly different from the original Japanese version.