|Galaxy||Milky Way, North Galaxies|
|Height||159 cm (adult)|
|Weight||62 kg/137 lbs. (adult)|
Christine Marten(Bad Lunchi; Movie 2 only)
Monika Antonelli(Nice Lunchi; Movie 2 only)
|Occupation(s)||Robber(when in bad form)|
|Manga Debut||Volume 3, Chapter 26|
Lunchi (ランチ, Ranchi; English TV "Launch") is a Human-type Earthling woman with a unique multiple personality disorder, which changes every time she sneezes. Good Lunchi is a pure-hearted, blue-haired woman with a sweet disposition. Bad Lunchi is blonde-haired, violent, and trigger-happy with a penchant for committing violent crimes. She débuted in Part I of the Dragon Ball manga, and is a friend of the Dragon Team.
Well before the start of the Dragon Ball series, Lunchi's blonde counterpart had committed enough crimes to be known from her name by the police, considered a highly wanted criminal. In the anime, prior to her introduction into the series, Lunchi, under the guise of her blonde counterpart committed a streak of criminal activity to the severity where she had a two-million dollar[Note 1] reward.
|“||See...it's only fair that I tell you! When I sneeze, I change personalities.||”|
—Lunchi, The Peculiar Girl
Possessing a kind of multiple personality disorder, Lunchi's current personality changes depending on one critical factor — a sneeze. Lunchi's main personality seemingly is a girl with a kind and sweet disposition that doesn't seem to have a single negative thought, evidenced by her being able to ride the Flying Nimbus without clinging to Son Goku. The good personality of Lunchi appears to be quite innocent, blind to the ways of the perverted Kame-Sennin, not quite understanding his intentions for bringing her to the island are less than pure. She also appears to be quite naïve, unaware that changing in front of men was a bad thing until Kulilin reminded her. While living with Kame-Sennin, Lunchi is, however, more than happy to lend a hand with the housework, showing that the good counterpart is semi-capable around the house and does not mind acting the role of the caretaker.
When Lunchi sneezes — something very common due to her sensitive nose, a sneeze can be triggered even by her own hair — she changes personalities, and the bad counterpart emerges. Unlike the good Lunchi, the bad Lunchi is a hardened criminal, with a harsh and aggressive manner of speaking (even using "ore", a very masculine pronoun, in the original Japanese). The bad Lunchi is easily irritated by even the smallest things, such as sharing a bed with a child, and is more than willing to kill individuals should the need arise. Unlike the rest of the Dragon Team, when Piccolo Daimaō took over the planet, she did not see anything wrong with his initial terms — outlawing peace and order. As the series progresses, bad Lunchi appears to mellow out, truly becoming one of Goku's friends, even though her violent tendencies, such as desires to hijack airplanes, remain.
Additionally, Lunchi appears to have a crush on Tenshinhan, and by the time of the Saiyan's arrival, had long since left Kame-Sennin's in search of the martial artist.
Neither of Lunchi's personalities remember anything the other one does, though they are aware of their existence.
Lunchi, along with her changing personalities, changes appearances to match; the only accessory stays consistent is the red ribbon she wears no matter her personality.
The good counterpart of Lunchi has a mane of curly, dark blue hair, and dark blue eyes to match. Her eye shape is rounded, to symbolize her innocent nature. The bad counterpart of Lunchi has curly blonde hair, and green eyes. Her eye shape is narrower, to symbolize her harsher nature.
Both variations of Lunchi are typically seen in a green tank-top, yellow shorts with a red belt, brown, finger-less gloves, and red Nike shoes worn with green socks. She later opts for a new outfit, a pink tank-top with dark-brown pants, with a pair of white-knee pads (matching black in the manga), and matching boots. During the Tenkaichi Budōkai, she wore a black shirt with green pants. Her attire later consisted of a purple sleeveless top with gray pants, a brown belt, and a brown sash. Her last updated appearance in Dragon Ball had her wearing a pink dress with pink boots.
When Lunchi returns several years later, she's in her original attire.
See also: Dragon Ball
Kamesennin Training Arc
21st Tenkaichi Budōkai Arc
Red Ribbon Army Arc
22nd Tenkaichi Budōkai Arc
Piccolo Daimaō Arc
See also: Dragon Ball Z
Majin Bū Arc
Yo! Son Gokū and His Friends Return!!
- Lunchi's clothing are available in the DLC Pack 1 of Dragon Ball XenoVerse; it includes her clothing and wig. If a character wearing the outfit is being trained by Tenshinhan, he'll panic, saying that the clothing agitates him and he needs to calm down. This is a reference to Bad Lunchi's romantic feelings for Tenshinhan from the anime.
- Lunchi's changing from her Good to Bad forms bears some resemblance to the Super Saiyan transformation; the hair changing to blonde, the eyes to green, as well as increased aggression. The only true difference is that the Super Saiyan transformation is a voluntary form, while Lunchi's 'transformations' occur when she sneezes. Toriyama cites this as one of the reasons for her vanishing in Dragon Ball Z, saying she'd cause too much confusion with the Super Saiyan transformation.
- Furthermore, in Xenoverse, when a female Saiyan wearing Lunchi's Wig transforms into a Super Saiyan, the wig itself will transform with the transformation and change color, resembling Lunchi's evil form. This only applies to female Saiyans, as Human and Majin females cannot transform into a Super Saiyan and change the wig.
- Lunchi was meant to reappear in the manga during the scene where everyone was giving their energy to the Genki Dama that Goku used to kill Majin Bū. According to Toriyama, in the rough draft of the chapter, Android 17, who appeared in the manga, was actually going to be Lunchi.
- Lunchi (the bad side of her that is) is the reason for Tenshinhan's frequent traveling.
Notes & References
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Dragon Ball Forever, page 80
- ↑ Daizenshū 3, page 134
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Weekly Shōnen Jump Issue: 1986 #37 (12 August 1986)—Character Biography Data
- ↑ Dragon Ball chapter 26, page 9
- ↑ Dragon Ball episode 15
- ↑ Dragon Ball chapter 26, page 15
- ↑ Dragon Ball chapter 27, pages 4-5
- ↑ Dragon Ball chapter 26
- ↑ Dragon Ball chapter 73
- ↑ Dragon Ball: Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!!
- ↑ Dragon Ball Full Color: Majin Buu Arc Volume #06 (04 July 2014)