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Cabba
Cabba[1]
キャベ Kyabe
English Localized Name(s) VIZ Cabbe
Personal Data
Universe 6th Universe Symbol 6th Universe
Race Saiyan
Birthplace Sadal
Gender Male Icon Male
Voice Actors
English Clifford Chapin (Dragon Ball XenoVerse 2)
Japanese Daisuke Kishio
Professional Status
Team(s) 6th Universe Team Symbol 6th Universe Team
Affiliation(s) Sadal Defense Force
Instructor(s) Rensō
Vegeta
Headquarters Sadal
First Appearance
Manga Debut Chapter 7 (Super)
Anime Debut DBS032
Game Debut Dragon Ball Heroes
Techniques
Image Gallery

Cabba (キャベ, Kyabe; Viz "Cabbe") is a Saiyan of the 6th Universe's planet Sadal. He is a member in both incarnations of the 6th Universe Team, competing as a member in the 6th Universe and 7th Universe Hakaishin Selection Martial Arts Competition and in the Tournament of Power.

Personality

Unlike most examples of the Saiyan race, Cabba is shown to be a fairly good-natured and individual with a kind disposition. This is mostly due to him being a 6th Universe Saiyan, who have more good-hearted, due to their culture's evolution, opposed to the one's found in their twin-universe. Friendly and forthcoming, he willingly started a conversation with the senior Saiyans, Son Gokū and Vegeta, chatting them up despite them being strangers. As a Saiyan from the 6th Universe, he helps stop criminals and lawbreakers within their Universe, and as such, has a sense of justice. However, like all Saiyans, he enjoy's combat, and promises to not hold back in his matches in the tournament. As he managed to pass the preliminary test of the tournament, he also seems to be rather intelligent.[2] He's also shown to be a very respectful young man, insisting on calling Vegeta "Master" (師匠, shishō), showing great respect for the man who taught him how to transform.[3]

Appearance

Cabba Full

Cabba's full appearance.

Cabba's appearance is fairly standard for a member of the Saiyan race, though he appears slightly frailer than the rest. Along with his frail build and young appearance, he has narrow eyes and a gentle face. His hair is in the same spiky black hair his race is known for; notably, it resembles Gohan's hairstyle from his early adulthood. As noted by Vegeta, Cabba's clothing is in the style that the Saiyan's wore before they were annexed by Freeza's Army;[4] his attire consists of a simple iron breastplate, attached with shoulder-straps. Underneath is a bodysuit, blue in colour, as well as brown armbands, purple and brown boots, and a belt with a silver buckle.

Abilities

CabbaGarlicCannon

Cabba mimicking the Garlic Cannon.

Cabba is an extraordinarily powerful fighter within the 6th Universe, who's the ace of the Saiyan elite unit, the Sadal Defense Force.[5] His reputation and strength lead him to be selected to represent his universe on two occasions. He could pressure Vegeta in their base forms despite Vegeta's power being superior to that of Super Saiyan 3 Gotenks without even transforming, and managed to get the upper hand when he turned Super Saiyan.

One of Cabba's surprising abilities is his ability to copy moves he has seen, similar to a manner that Gokū could do which Yamcha compared them. As such, after only seeing it done once, Cabba was able to do the Garlic Cannon and equal Vegeta's in their base forms.[6]

Transformations

Main article: Super Saiyan

SuperSaiyanCabba

Cabba as a Super Saiyan.

Cabba acheives the legendary Super Saiyan transformation during his match against Vegeta in the 6th Universe and 7th Universe Hakaishin Selection Martial Arts Competition. This transformation comes with the traditional hallmarks of the Super Saiyan form; golden hair, a flaming golden aura, and green eyes. Notably, Cabba's eyebrows thicken, and unlike other cases of the Super Saiyan transformation, he gains no increase in muscle mass, retaining his wiry frame.[7]

Part IV

See also: Dragon Ball Super

Hakaishin Champa Arc

Main article: Hakaishin Champa Arc Cabba is one of the members of Team 6th Universe, brought by the Hakaishin to compete in the tournament on the Nameless Planet. Before starting the preliminary written test, he specifically goes to talk to Son Gokū and Vegeta, as he can tell they're Saiyans. He explains how the Saiyans from the 6th Universe work to the senior Saiyans, before promising to not hold back in the ring, as well as promising to Vegeta that he'll take him to the Saiyan's homeworld, Sadal. He would later go on to pass the preliminary test.[8] After the battle between Piccolo and Frost, Cabba defends Frost against the claim that he was cheating. However, after Frost is revealed to have cheated, Cabba is shocked at this. Cabba became disheartened when he learned of Frost's true nature.[9]

Cabba Transforms

Cabba becomes a Super Saiyan for the first time.

After Vegeta finishes his match againts Magetta, Cabba offers to fight with Saiyan prince. During the early part of their fight Cabba manages to be on par with Vegeta´s base power up until the later uses the Super Saiyan transformation, Vegeta askes him to inmediately transform in order to continue with the match but to the prince dissapointment Cabba reveals to him about his inability use said power and askes Vegeta to teach him how to use it. After saying those words, Vegeta starts to beat down cabba with powerful punches and kicks while manipulating him to think that he will kill his family and race, which angers Cabba and helps him trigger the Super Saiyan transformation follow by striking back againts the prince with and initial overwhelming assault.

Vegeta Defeats Cabba

Vegeta defeats Cabba.

In the middle of their fight Cabba returns to his senses and normal form after realising what were Vegeta´s plan, which he inmediately confirms it, Vegeta then askes him to turn back to Super Saiyan to continue. Cabba manages to turn into Super Saiyan once more but, them the prince processes to use the Super Saiyan Blue transformation to end the fight in a single punch and knowking out Cabba but no before advising him not to forget the feeling of pain that he felt from their fight. Vegeta later wakes him up and before processing to the next fight the prideful Saiyan gives a short lecture about the Saiyan pride to Cabba and encourage him to become stronger, Cabba finally reverence to him.[10]

Universe Survival Arc

While on some part of the universe, Cabba is contacted by Champa to enlist more Saiyans from his universe, who are even stronger than Cabba himself. Cabba becomes uncomfortable by this request and begins to search for stronger Saiyans. Somewhere on the 6th Universe Cabba journeys to a small red woodland planet to find Rensō in order to enlist him as one of the members of the their universe's representative team.[11]

After Rensō turned down the offer, Cabba sought out Cauliflo, whom Rensō had recommended based on her strength. Despite telling her the fate of the Universe rests on the tournament, Cauliflo refused and told Cabba to leave. When her gang members tried to force him out, he transformed into a Super Saiyan and pushed them back with Kiai Eyes. Cabba tells her that she could be trying to get stronger, and that her brother holds her abilities in high regard. With this, Cauliflo is convinced to learn from Cabba.[12]

In Other Media

Dragon Ball Super (manga)

See also: Dragon Ball Super#Manga

Hakaishin Champa Arc (manga)

Cabba is one of the members of Team 6th Universe, brought by the Hakaishin to compete in the tournament on the Nameless Planet.[13] Before starting the preliminary written test, he specifically goes to talk to Son Gokū and Vegeta, as he can tell they're Saiyans. He explains how the Saiyans from the 6th Universe work to the senior Saiyans, before promising to not hold back in the ring, as well as promising to Vegeta that he'll take him to the Saiyan's homeworld, Sadal. He would later go on to pass the preliminary test.[2]

Video Games

Cabba will be among the characters included in Dragon Ball XenoVerse 2 DLC Pack 1.

Trivia

  • Like all Saiyans, Cabba's name is a pun on a kind of vegetable. In this case, his name was likely taken from "cabbage" (キャベツ, kyabetsu).
  • Amongst the members of the 6th Universe Team which fought the 7th Universe, Cabba is the youngest member.[1]
  • In Dragon Ball XenoVerse 2, Vados refers to Cabba as the strongest Saiyan in the 6th Universe. The introduction of Kale and Caulifla would go to disprove this.
  • Cabba bears resemblance to Tarble, both physically, and his role and connection to Vegeta. 

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Dragon Ball Super Cabba Character Profile
  2. 2.0 2.1 Dragon Ball Super chapter 8, pages 3-6
  3. Dragon Ball Super episode 96
  4. Dragon Ball Super chapter 8, page 3
  5. Dragon Ball Super episode 88
  6. Dragon Ball Super episode 37
  7. Dragon Ball Super episode 37
  8. Dragon Ball Super episode 32
  9. Dragon Ball Super episode 34
  10. Dragon Ball Super episode 37
  11. Dragon Ball Super episode 88
  12. Dragon Ball Super episode 89
  13. Dragon Ball Super chapter 7, page 18

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