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Piccolo Infobox

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Piccolo[1][2][3][4][5]
ピッコロ Pikkoro
Alias Piccolo Junior (ピッコロ・ジュニア, Pikkoro Junia)
Ma Junior (マジュニア, Majunia; Literally meaning "Demon Junior")[6][7]
Epithet Piccolo the Great Demon King (ピッコロだいおう, Piccolo Daimaō)
Super Nameccian (スーパーナメック星人, Sūpā Namekku-seijin)[8]
English Localized Name(s) VIZ Pic
Big Green[9]
Personal Data
Universe 7th Universe Symbol 7th Universe
Galaxy Milky Way, North Galaxies
Race Nameccian
Birthplace Earth
Birthday May 9, Age 753
Age 25
Gender Male Icon Male
Height 226 cm/7'5" (adult)[10]
Weight 116 kg/255 lbs. (adult)[10]
Voice Actors
English Christopher R. Sabat
Japanese Hiromi Tsuru(Child)
Toshio Furukawa(Teen, Adult)
Professional Status
Team(s) 7th Universe Team Symbol 7th Universe Team
Affiliation(s) Dragon Team
Previous Affiliation(s) Demon Clan Symbol Demon Clan
Occupation(s) Martial artist
Previous Partner(s) Son Gokū (Saiyan Arc)
Son Gohan (Saiyan Arc)
Trained Son Gohan
Instructor(s) North Kaiō Symbol North Kaiō
Headquarters Castle of God, Earth(after fusing with God)
First Appearance
Manga Debut Volume 14, Chapter 161
Anime Debut DB123
Movie Debut Movie 18
Game Debut Dragon Ball 3: Legend of Gokū
Family
Techniques
Tools
Image Gallery

Piccolo Junior (ピッコロ・ジュニア, Pikkoro Junia), more commonly known as Piccolo (ピッコロ, Pikkoro) is the Nameccian reincarnation of Piccolo the Great Demon King. He was initially an antagonistic presence in the Dragon Team's lives, having been created by his father/past-self to kill Son Gokū. After his defeat at the hands of the aforementioned Saiyan warrior, Piccolo would go into social reclusion until the arrival of the Saiyan threat several years later. After Son Gokū's initial death, Piccolo takes his son, Son Gohan, under his wing to train him for the upcoming battle, discovering a change of heart in the process. Overtime, Piccolo would emerge as an invaluable ally for the Dragon Team.

Background

Seconds before the Great Demon King Piccolo met his demise at the hands of Son Gokū, he transferred his soul and memories (but not his personality) into an egg, which he launched at great speed into the horizon. The egg landed somewhere in a forest and hatched into the current Piccolo, who immediately began refining his prior incarnation's techniques and training for his rematch with Son Goku at the 23rd Tenka-Ichi Budōkai.

Personality

Piccolo is far more detail orientated and perceptive than most of the Dragon Team. During Gokū's fight with Android 19, he noticed Gokū was rushing the fight instead of dragging it out, which was off because Goku loves to fight and tends to fight in his normal state before transforming when he has to. Also, through the entire fight while Gokū was at first dominating, the other members were celebrating prematurely while Piccolo remained calm and kept a close eye on every small detail in the battle. Even though other members besides Gohan were celebrating, Piccolo remained skeptical.

His personal pronoun is "ore" (俺), but during his tenure as a villain, he used "ore-sama"俺様, an exceedingly arrogant version of "ore". In the anime only, after merging with Nail, Piccolo used "ore-tachi" (俺たち), signifying he was now more than one person.

Like his father and siblings, Piccolo initially shared their villainous nature, showing no regard for his competition's well-being and had no qualms torturing Gokū. After spending time raising and training Gohan, he begins to shift towards a more heroic side.

He developed a close bond with Gohan, he initially saw the latter as a potential asset towards his own ends, but as time went on, the Nameccian grew attached to the young boy, and even risked his life saving him. Piccolo notes that Gohan was the first person who saw him as a friend, he has a recurring habit of saving the young boy from an enemy assault in the nick of time.

Piccolo is a loner, preferring to stand apart from others, and like Vegeta, he sits on the sidelines while everyone enjoys themselves during social gatherings. Piccolo is constantly quiet and serious, having little to say and never plays around. He is very strict, and has a training regimen to match.

When he rejoined with God, his personality changed temporarily, having referred to himself as neither Kami nor Piccolo, but someone who has long since forgotten his real name. After a while, he adjusted to the fusion and went back to referring to himself as just Piccolo.

Appearance

Piccolo23rdTenkaichi

Piccolo's appearance in the 23rd Tenkaichi Budōkai arc.

Abilities

As a Namekian, Piccolo's power far outstrips most Earthlings, and is comparable to the might of Saiyans. He was a powerful rival for Son Gokū ever since he was introduced in the 23rd Tenkaichi Budōkai, and after the five years between it and Raditz's arrival he managed to surpass Goku's power with his Makankōsappō technique. After training on North Kaiō's planet after being killed by Nappa, and then fusing with Nail, Piccolo's power was near even with Freeza's second form.

After three more years of training Piccolo's power completely outclassed Gero's and he was able to easily overwhelm the cyborg creator, and when he fused with God his power surpassed even the Super Saiyans. This is shown when he was able to overwhelm Cell in his Imperfect Form, and fight Android 17 to a stalemate. Although his power increased after training in the Room of Spirit and Time, it was still inferior to Cell's Developed Form according to Goku. After spending seven further years training Piccolo had attained a higher level of power, but it was still inferior to Shin's power at the time of the 25th Tenka-Ichi Budōkai. By the time of the 6th Universe vs. 7th Universe tournament, Piccolo's power had increased dramatically to the point he was able to hold his own and nearly defeat Frost.

After further training, Piccolo showed he easily outclassed Son Gohan in his Super Saiyan and Super Saiyan 2 forms and ultimately defeated his Potential Released form with a clever feint during their training bout.[11]During a team sparring match between himself, Gohan, Tien, and Goku, Piccolo performed a Super Explosive Demon Wave that the latter was barely able to withstand in his base form. It should be noted that Piccolo displayed no strain or loss of stamina during the exchange, implying that the technique was just ruse to leave Goku open to attack and not the extent of the Nameccian's current power.[12]

Intelligence

Piccolo's defining trait is his intellect and strategic mind. Out of the entire Dragon Team he's considered the best strategist and tactician, able to come up with strategies that allow him to defeat foes stronger than himself. This has been demonstrated with his battle with Frost, despite being weaker, he was able to nearly defeat him through misdirection, use of the Multi-form Technique, and lengthening his arms to trap and restrain the Universe 6 Frost Demon.

Due to this intelligence as well, he has become quite the teacher. Being Son Gohan's master ever since he was four years old, he knows his student's strengths and weaknesses inside and out. As such, he has always been able to bring Gohan to a higher level of power whenever they trained. He was also responsible for drilling the basics of combat into Goten and Trunks during the Fusion Saga, and supervised their efforts to master the polymerization technique.

Piccolo's intelligence was the primary reason he was selected for absorption by Majin Boo (Evil), whose syntax and fighting style went from thuggishly crude to sophisticated and tactical respectively. Piccolo's personality remained the dominant influence on the majin's mind even after the absorption of Gohan.

Dragon Ball

Piccolo Daimaō Arc

23rd Tenka-Ichi Budōkai Arc

Dragon Ball Z

Saiyan Arc

Out in the barren wastelands of Earth Piccolo is standing above on the grassy Mesa. On top of the Mesa, Piccolo stands stoically with his arms crossed with the wind blowing through garb. Just then, something gets his attention of Piccolo, and begins to detect the incoming power. Piccolo startled conducts his guesses on what the power could be, suspecting the power of being, none other than Son Gokū. The unknown threat inches closer and Piccolo uses his Far-Seeing Technique to confirm his suspicion. Now with a full visual of the incoming threat denounces his suspicions.[13] The unknown threat, Raditz lands on the Mesa in front of Piccolo and is disappointed to know he wasn’t the man he knew as Kakarot. Piccolo in caution asks him two questions asking for his identity and his intentions for the unexpected meeting. Raditz rudely condescends to Piccolo and tells him that he had no business with the likes of him. This angers Piccolo and threateningly tells him if he came here to die and asks him what purpose does his encounter serve.[14]

Raditz begins to smile and presses on his Scouters top button to activate it, the machinery begins its analysis as it scans information, as Raditz condescendingly comments on the belligerence of Piccolo, scoffing at his verbal threats. As the scouter reads Piccolo's Fighting Power is lower than his own, he cockily berates Piccolo's strength, in jest he anounces his disappointment expecting more. Piccolo begins to become more hostile, asking Raditz if he's sure on his low-ball comments. Piccolo and Raditz stare each other down, as Piccolo perspires in nervousness while Raditz smiles on nonchalantly. Piccolo in disbelief is prepared to show Raditz differently.[15] Piccolo in an instant shoots him with a Explosive Power Demon Wave connecting with his target at point-blank. The blast engulfs him with a piercing flash. The smoke begins to clear and to the complete shock to Piccolo, Raditz was unaffected by his attack. Piccolo frozen in fear watches in horror, Raditz prepares to initiate an attack on Piccolo.[16]

Just then, Raditz Scouter begins to activate and departs to another location, while Piccolo is left a gasped at what he witnessed.[17] Piccolo collapses of pure fear and admonishes his cowardice and inability to control his reaction.[18] Piccolo pursues Raditz without his knowledge, and hides behind the back of Kame House, and watched the entire altercation between Raditz and Gokū. After Raditz departs Piccolo is left speechless and overwhelmed of the power of the new threat to Earth[19] The team of Kuririn, Muten Rōshi and Gokū prepare to unleash a surprise attack on Raditz. Piccolo informs them that they cannot win, to the surprise of everyone. Piccolo informs them that he and Raditz have already met. Piccolo knowingly admits that both his and Gokū's. Piccolo admits that both Gokū and himself are equally out-matched in their situation. Piccolo offers Gokū a temporary alliance.[20]

After his motives being questioned by Gokū, Piccolo expresses his motives for their interim partnership is not based on remorse towards his current plight. Piccolo tells him that whether his son were to die is of little concern to the likes of himself. Piccolo makes it clear that is more to preserve his own ambitions of world domination. Piccolo adds that if after the two unite their combined powers to destroy the extraterrestrial invader Piccolo intends on discarding their alliance for his own ambitions, exciting Gokū. The two accept on their mutual condition.[21] The two prepare their next destination and is challenged by his newfound ally whether Piccolo can keep up with his Kintoun, Piccolo scoffs at the challenge as the two set off to defeat Raditz.[22]Piccolo and Gokū continue to search for the location of Raditz through the use of the Dragon Radar.[23]

As the two close-in on Raditz, Gokū recommends to Piccolo to lower their altitude to ambush him, but Piccolo reveals from a previous encounter that an ambush will be to no effect, noting that he holds a device that can read an enemies location and power to Gokū's surprise.[24]

Freeza Arc

Androids Arc

Cell Arc

25th Tenka-Ichi Budōkai Arc

Majin Bū Arc

Interlude

Dragon Ball: Yo! Son Gokū and His Friends Return!!

Dragon Ball Z: God and God

Main article: Dragon Ball Z: God and God

Dragon Ball Z: Revival of "F"

Main article: Dragon Ball Z: Revival of "F"

Dragon Ball Super

See also: Dragon Ball Super

God and God Arc

Main article: God and God Arc While Gohan and Videl are walking together. Piccolo appears on top of a building watching over them. Piccolo intensely stares at them and scoffs at their amorous walk.[25]

Piccolo appears at Bulma's birthday party which is being held on a cruise ship. On the ship, Son Gohan gives Piccolo his and Videl's wedding photo. However, the photo depicts Piccolo blinking, much to Piccolo's annoyance.[26]

During the party, Beerus and Majin Bu get into an argument over pudding which turns into a fight between the Dragon Team and Beerus. Piccolo attempts to fight Beerus, however, Piccolo is overwhelmed by Beerus' ki power.[27]

After Oolong is defeated by Beerus in a game of Jan Ken, Beerus prepares to destroy the planet. Just before Beerus can destroy the Earth, Gokū chimes in and says that he has figured out a way to locate the Super Saiyan God - summon and ask Shenron.[28]

Gokū uses the Dragon Balls and summons Shenron. Shenron explains that the Super Saiyan God is not a person but a legendary transformation that is achieved when kindhearted Saiyans fuse their power together. After Shenron leaves, Piccolo expresses his doubt that Vegeta is kindhearted. After Videl reveals her pregnancy, the Saiyans along with Videl attempt to transform Gokū and succeed, allowing Gokū to become a Super Saiyan God.[29]

Piccolo, along with the Dragon Team, leave in Bulma's ship in order to watch the fight between Gokū and Beerus. However, the ship later malfunctions and lands back on Earth near the cruise ship.[30][31]

After Goku's Super Saiyan God transformation ends, Piccolo begins sensing Gokū's ki as well as everyone else and realize what has occurred; Whis informs them that their assumptions are correct and that Gokū's Super Saiyan God transformation has ended and has returned to a Super Saiyan. Whis prepares to leave with his food souvenir but Piccolo grabs hold of him. Suddenly, Vegeta fires a ki blast at Piccolo, causing Piccolo to let go of Whis. Piccolo interprets Vegeta's ki blast as a sign to not panic.[32]

Revival of "F" Arc

Main article: Revival of "F" Arc After the battle against Beerus, Piccolo is helping Chi-Chi (due to eating at her home for free) carry groceries for Gohan and Videl.[33]

Hakaishin Champa Arc

Main article: Hakaishin Champa Arc

"Future" Trunks Arc

Main article: "Future" Trunks Arc

Epilogue

Piccolo is present at the 28th Tenkaichi Budōkai but, he does not participate in it.

In Other Timelines

Trunks' Timeline

After Gokū's death by a heart disease, Androids No. 17 and No. 18 awakened and started going on a rampage across the world. Piccolo fought the androids, alongside the other earthling warriors, only to fail and dying in the process.

In Other Media

Dragon Ball Super (manga)

See also: Dragon Ball Super#Manga

God and God Arc (manga)

Piccolo Vegeta GoG manga

Vegeta convinces Piccolo not to attack Beerus.

Some time after the six months period following the battle with the pure Majin Bū, Piccolo is present at Bulma's birthday party on a luxurious passenger ship. Later, Beerus and his attendant arrive, and his argument with Majin Bū turns into a fight. Gohan, Majin Bū and Gotenks attack the angered Beerus, but despite putting all their efforts the Hakaishin proves to be stronger than them. Piccolo intends to join the battle, but Vegeta convinces him not to bother, reveals that Beerus is the Hakaishin, the most powerful god and has no opponent in the entire universe, much to Piccolo and Dende's fear.[34] After Gokū arrives, summons Shenron and eventually transforms into a Super Saiyan God, Gohan comments that he no longer senses his father's ki, which Piccolo claims Gokū's now a God and can't be sensed by normal person, which Whis makes a little compliment. After that, he along with other people watch Beerus and Gokū's fight from the ship.[35]

Hakaishin Champa Arc (manga)

Dragon Ball GT

Revenge of Demon Baby Arc

Ultimate Android Arc

Seven Evil Dragons Arc

Movies

Dragon Ball Z: Return My Gohan!!

Dragon Ball Z: The World's Strongest Guy

Dragon Ball Z: A Super Decisive Battle for Earth

Dragon Ball Z: Super Saiyan Son Gokū

Dragon Ball Z: The Incredible Strongest versus Strongest

Dragon Ball Z: Clash!! 10 Billion Powerful Warriors

Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Battle!! The Three Great Super Saiyans

Dragon Ball Z: Burn Up!! A Red-Hot, Raging, Super-Fierce Fight =

Dragon Ball Z: The Galaxy's at the Brink!! The Super Incredible Guy

Dragon Ball Z: Ryūken Explosion!! If Gokū Can't Do It, Who Will?

Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission

Video Games

Dragon Ball Online

Dragon Ball Heroes

Cross Epoch

Creation and Conception

Trivia

  • Many times, throughout the series, Piccolo is referred to as Piccolo Daimaō (ピッコロだいおう; Literally meaning "Piccolo the Great Demon King") — his father's title.
    • Piccolo entered the 23rd and 25th Tenkaichi Budōkai under the alias of "Ma Junior" (マジュニア, Majunia; Literally meaning "Demon Junior").
  • Despite being fused with the former God of Earth, Piccolo is unable to sense the Ki of Beerus and Super Saiyan God Gokū.
  • In the original manga written and drawn by Akira Toriyama, Piccolo is consistently portrayed with four fingers, as are all Nameccians — except in the case of a visual gag. This was changed in the anime to a normal, five fingered hand; the Dragon Ball Super manga, based off concepts by Akira Toriyama and drawn by Toyotaro, portrays Piccolo incorrectly with five fingers, mirroring the anime.
  • In his native language of Nameccian, Piccolo's name translates to "different world".[36]

Quotes

References

  1. Akira Toriyama: The Anime Special, page 178
  2. Daizenshū 3, page 127
  3. Daizenshū 4, page 47
  4. Dragon Ball Super: Super Start Guide, page 27
  5. Super Exciting Guide Character Guide, page 18
  6. Akira Toriyama: The Anime Special, page 206
  7. Daizenshū 4, page 46
  8. Dragon Ball chapter 355, page 12
  9. AB Groupe Dub
  10. 10.0 10.1 Dragon Ball Super Exciting Guide: Character Volume
  11. Dragon Ball Super episode 88
  12. Dragon Ball Super episode 90
  13. Dragon Ball chapter 195, page 7-8
  14. Dragon Ball chapter 195, page 9
  15. Dragon Ball chapter 195, page 10
  16. Dragon Ball chapter 195, page 11-12
  17. Dragon Ball chapter 195, page 13
  18. Dragon Ball chapter 195, page 14
  19. Dragon Ball chapter 196, page 17
  20. Dragon Ball chapter 195, page 22-23
  21. Dragon Ball chapter 195, page 24
  22. Dragon Ball chapter 195, page 25-26
  23. Dragon Ball chapter 196, page 1
  24. Dragon Ball chapter 196, page 4
  25. Dragon Ball Super episode 1
  26. Dragon Ball Super episode 3
  27. Dragon Ball Super episode 7
  28. Dragon Ball Super episode 8
  29. Dragon Ball Super episode 9
  30. Dragon Ball Super episode 10
  31. Dragon Ball Super episode 11
  32. Dragon Ball Super episode 13
  33. Dragon Ball Super episode 15
  34. Dragon Ball Super chapter 3
  35. Dragon Ball Super chapter 4
  36. Dragon Ball chapter 244, pp. 12

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