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Encyclopedia > Piccolo (Dragon Ball)
Piccolo
Dragon Ball character
First appearance Dragon Ball chapter #161
Dragon Ball episode 122
Created by Akira Toriyama
Voiced by Japanese
Toshio Furukawa
English
Scott McNeil (Ocean Group)
Christopher Sabat (FUNimation)
Profile
Nicknames "Big Green", "Green Bean"
Aliases Piccolo Jr.
Piccolo Daimao Junior
Green Man
Ma-junior
"The Namek"
Satanàs Cor Petit
Age 8-36 throughout the series
Gender None
Species Namekian
Known relatives Katattsu (grandfather)
Piccolo Daimao (parent / incarnate)
Kami (good counterpart, later assimilated)
Nail (assimilated)
Cell (modified clone)

Piccolo (ピッコロ Pikkoro?) is a fictional character from the Dragon Ball manga, authored by mangaka Akira Toriyama. Piccolo was first introduced as the reincarnation of the evil Piccolo Daimao, making him a demon and archrival of the primary protagonist named Son Goku. However, it is later revealed that he is from the race of alien beings called Namekians. Even though Piccolo is consistently referred to as male, being of Namekian heritage makes him genderless. Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... Screencapture: This work is copyrighted. ... Akira Toriyama ) born on 1955-04-05,[2] in Kiyosu, Aichi Prefecture, Japan,[2] is a widely known and acclaimed Japanese manga artist known mostly for his work in the Dragon Ball metaseries, as well as the media franchise of the same name which he began in 1984. ... Toshio Furukawa ) is a veteran seiyÅ« who was born on July 16, 1946 in Tochigi. ... Scott McNeil (born September 15, 1962 in Brisbane, Australia), is an Australian-born voice actor. ... Ocean Group is an organization located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada that purchases anime for English dubbing. ... Christopher Robin Sabat (Born April 22, 1973 in Washington, D.C.) is a voice actor, most notable for his work in the anime series Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT and the various movies and specials associated with the Dragon Ball franchise. ... FUNimation Entertainment (previously known as FUNimation Productions) is an American entertainment company formed by Gen Fukunaga in the early 1990s to produce, merchandise and distribute anime and other entertainment properties in the United States and international markets. ... A group of Namekians on their home planet. ... This is a list of deities, legendary creatures, and other beings of unexplained origin that appear in the anime and manga universe of the Dragon Ball metaseries, including the Dragon Ball films. ... This is a list of deities, legendary creatures, and other beings of unexplained origin that appear in the anime and manga universe of the Dragon Ball metaseries, including the Dragon Ball films. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... This is a list of fictional extraterrestrials (excluding the Saiyan race) who first appeared in the Dragon Ball manga, followed by the anime series, including the Dragon Ball films. ... Cell ) is a fictional graphic novel supervillain who first appears in the Dragon Ball manga created by Akira Toriyama, followed by Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT. He is the ultimate creation of the scientist Dr. Gero, cloned from the cells of several characters from the series. ... Alice, a fictional character based on a real character from the work of Lewis Carroll. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the comics published in East Asian countries. ... Mangaka ) is the Japanese word for a comic artist. ... Akira Toriyama ) born on 1955-04-05,[2] in Kiyosu, Aichi Prefecture, Japan,[2] is a widely known and acclaimed Japanese manga artist known mostly for his work in the Dragon Ball metaseries, as well as the media franchise of the same name which he began in 1984. ... This is a list of deities, legendary creatures, and other beings of unexplained origin that appear in the anime and manga universe of the Dragon Ball metaseries, including the Dragon Ball films. ... “Fiend” redirects here. ... A modern image of the traditional Son Goku, the Monkey King. ...


Piccolo's name is originally derived from the musical instrument, as all of the great Demon King Piccolo Daimao's henchmen had the names of various instruments. Around the start of the Freeza Saga, it's revealed that his name means "another world" in Namekian. Fans realized that his name puns "pickle".[1] The Freeza Saga is the second story arc of Dragon Ball Z. It focuses on the Z-Fighters battle against the galactic tyrant Freeza and his henchmen on Planet Namek. ... A group of Namekians on their home planet. ...


After his narrow defeat against Goku, Piccolo is soon forced to form an at first uneasy alliance with Goku and his friends against newer, more dangerous threats. Out of necessity he also takes it upon himself to train Goku's child Son Gohan, forming a powerful bond which ultimately redeems him when he sacrifices himself to save the child's life. After his resurrection he fully joins Goku and the others in their struggles against ever more powerful villains, although he frequently makes up the excuse of doing so only because he wants to take the world over someday, in contrast to his genuine reform. Gohan redirects here. ...

Contents

Character outline

Heritage

Piccolo's original incarnation was introduced as Piccolo Daimao (Piccolo The Great Demon King), the evil counterpart of Earth's god, Kami. Right before his original body was destroyed by Son Goku, Piccolo Daimao reincarnated himself into the form of an egg, which then hatched into his reincarnation named Piccolo Jr. Even though Piccolo by definition is a demon, his actual race is later revealed to be Namekian, which is extraterrestrial. This is a list of deities, legendary creatures, and other beings of unexplained origin that appear in the anime and manga universe of the Dragon Ball metaseries, including the Dragon Ball films. ... This is a list of deities, legendary creatures, and other beings of unexplained origin that appear in the anime and manga universe of the Dragon Ball metaseries, including the Dragon Ball films. ... A modern image of the traditional Son Goku, the Monkey King. ... In most birds and reptiles, an egg (Latin ovum) is the zygote, resulting from fertilization of the ovum. ... Green people redirects here. ...


Appearance

Piccolo is one of the few characters in the series whose appearance does not change drastically as the series continues. Being from another planet called Namek, Piccolo appears as a typical Namekian; green skinned and hairless. The only major difference between his original appearance in the manga and then his appearance in the anime is that in the manga he has four fingers on each hand while in the anime he has five fingers. Piccolo is known for his white turban and long white cape. He wears a purple Asian martial arts uniform (gi) underneath his cape, with a red obi (changed to blue in the anime), and light-weight brown footwear. The only time he wears something other than his original clothing is in the episode where Goku & Piccolo are forced by Chi-Chi to take up driving lessons, in which Piccolo dons a cap, jumper and trousers. Planets in science fiction are fictional planets that appear in various media, especially those of the science fiction genre, as story-settings or depicted locations. ... Planet Namek Planet Namek is a planet in the fictional manga and anime series of Dragon Ball Z/GT, and home to the sentinent race of Namekians. ... This article is about the comics published in East Asian countries. ... Animé redirects here. ... This article is about headwear. ... Obi (帯, おび) is a Japanese word referring to several different types of sashes worn with kimono and martial arts uniforms by both men and women. ...


Character history

Many years prior to Dragon Ball, Piccolo and Kami were a single entity (thought the original name had been long forgotten), who had escaped to Earth from Namek following a violent planetary storm. The Namekian longed to become Earth's god, and vouched for the throne of Kami. The Kami at the time had seen a dark evil in the Namek's heart, and made him split himself into two entities. The good counterpart was allowed to become Kami, and the evil counterpart named Piccolo wreaked havoc upon the Earth. However, following many years of havoc, Piccolo was sealed inside an electric rice cooker with a technique called the Mafuba. Kami-sama (Japanese for God) is the name given to the individual fictional protectors of planets in the Dragon Ball universe although they are more like overseers. ...


Piccolo emerged several hundred years later during Dragon Ball, only to be killed by Dragon Ball's main protagonist Son Goku. Before his death, Piccolo reincarnated himself in the form of a son named Piccolo Jr, whom he intended to have continue his mission of world domination, and avenge his death against Goku. Three years later, Piccolo Jr entered the 23rd Tenkaichi Budokai under the alias "Ma Junior" (Demon Jr). Piccolo fought Son Goku in hopes of avenging his father and ruling the world, but was defeated in the final round. A modern image of the traditional Son Goku, the Monkey King. ...


Five years later, Piccolo was confronted by an alien named Raditz whose power surpassed that of even Son Goku's.[2] Realizing the evil Saiyan would thwart his plans for world domination, Piccolo teams up with Goku in an attempt to stop Raditz from destroying the Earth, and so that Goku could retrieve his kidnapped son named Son Gohan.[3] When the two arch rivals teamed up, Piccolo was able to defeat Raditz, and conveniently eliminate Goku at the same time. During the battle, Goku's son Gohan had revealed an awesome hidden power, and Piccolo knew that it would be useful against the two other Saiyans that would be arriving a year later. It is also later revealed by Kami that Piccolo sensed his upcoming death against the approaching Saiyans, and that his attempt to train Gohan would've resulted in him gaining a successor.[4][5] This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Saiyans ) are a nearly extinct alien race in the manga series Dragon Ball, its three adaptations to anime and the self-parody Neko Majin Z. They are a powerful warrior race who play a central role in Dragon Ball Z once it is revealed that the main character, Goku, is... Gohan redirects here. ...


Piccolo's role in the series changes as the year progresses, becoming a good character when he is revealed to have become fond of Gohan as a friend. When the Saiyans arrive a year later, Piccolo's fondness toward Gohan results in him sacrificing himself for the boy, which also results in the death of Kami and the Dragon Balls. After Goku returns and defeats the Saiyans, Gohan and others travel to Piccolo's home world Planet Namek to revive those who died against the Saiyans with the Namekian Dragon Balls. Piccolo is resurrected on Planet Namek to help Goku and others defeat the evil Freeza. Upon his arrival, Piccolo physically assimilates another Namekian named Nail, and gains a massive amount of power. In spite of his massive power increase, Piccolo is defeated and severely injured by Freeza, leaving Goku to defeat him alone. Piccolo is restored to health, and waits a year until Goku arrives back on Earth. He then trains with Goku and Gohan to prepare for a battle against two powerful artificial humans.


After being defeated by the two artificial humans, Piccolo seeks Kami to unite with, and gain another massive increase in power. After uniting with Kami, Piccolo becomes aware of a bigger threat named Cell, even more powerful then the two artificial humans who had defeated him and the others earlier. Needing the two artificial humans to complete his power, Cell encounters Piccolo several times, and Piccolo attempts to thwart his plans to gain power. Piccolo's efforts are in vain when he is nearly killed by Cell, and he is forced to participate in a Tenkaichi Budokai created by Cell. During this time, Gohan ascends Goku and defeats Cell, saving the Earth from total destruction. Cell ) is a fictional graphic novel supervillain who first appears in the Dragon Ball manga created by Akira Toriyama, followed by Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT. He is the ultimate creation of the scientist Dr. Gero, cloned from the cells of several characters from the series. ...


Seven years later, Piccolo acts as a trainer to the characters Son Goten and Trunks, and their united form Gotenks. Piccolo trains the boys in fighting the evil demon Majin Buu. Son Goten ) is a fictional character who first appears in the Dragon Ball manga created by manga artist Akira Toriyama, followed by Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT. Goten is the second and final child of Son Goku, the series protagonist. ... For the same Dragon Ball character from an alternate timeline, see Future Trunks. ... Gotenks is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball Z anime and manga. ... Majin Buu ) is a fictional graphic novel supervillain who first appears in the Dragon Ball manga created by Akira Toriyama. ...


Abilities

In several instances, Piccolo has shown that his biggest characteristic, over the rest of the Z warriors, is his intelligence and wisdom. He is frequently the one who realizes first the new threats, make the plans or train the younger/weaker fighters.


Piccolo has shown many abilities throughout Dragon Ball. Some of these abilities include him being able to extend his arms to great lengths, as well as to increase his body size to massive parameters. Being a Namekian,[6] Piccolo can regenerate damaged parts of his body, as long as his head is still intact.[7] Piccolo also has the ability to conjure various objects.


Like many other characters in Dragon Ball, Piccolo has the ability of bukujutsu, a technique that allows him to fly. Piccolo's signature attack is called "Destructive Wave" which is fired with on hand being supported by the other. One of Piccolo's most powerful attacks is the Makankosappo, (Special Beam Cannon or Light of Death in English adaptations) an attack that is expelled from Piccolo's index and middle fingers.[8][9] Unlike most energy-based attacks in Dragon Ball, the Makankosappo pierces its targets like a drill rather than enveloping them or exploding on contact. Piccolo's ultimate attack is called "Hellzone Grenade" which is involves firing of many orbs of energy that float around the opponent, Piccolo then squeezes his hand to make all the orbs converge onto the opponent, exploding on contact. Piccolo also possesses the ability of "Scatter Shot" in which he fires many different chi blasts shots from one hand at the same time. Piccolo is also seen have an attack called the Masenko or Demon wave, which Piccolo teaches to his pupil Son Gohan. Another move Piccolo is seen to have is the "Light Grenade", which is conjured by putting his hands on his chest, gathering energy and then releasing it outwards. At one time, while training Gohan, Piccolo fired laser rays from his eyes. Gohan redirects here. ...


Video games

Piccolo as he appears in Super Dragon Ball Z.
Piccolo as he appears in Super Dragon Ball Z.

Piccolo has been in many Dragon Ball-related video games such as the Super Butoden and the Budokai series of games. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Super Dragon Ball Z is a cel-shaded 3D fighting video game, based on the manga and anime Dragon Ball written by Akira Toriyama. ... Dragon Ball Z: Super Butôden is the first Dragon Ball Z fighting game released for the Super Famicom (Super Nintendo in the US) in Japan. ...


In most Dragon Ball video games, Piccolo had no transformations. However in the recent Budokai and Tenkaichi series Piccolo has multiple forms.


Piccolo has also been a playable character in crossover games such as Jump Super Stars and Jump Ultimate Stars.




Early Screenshot of Jump Super Stars Jump Super Stars (ジャンプスーパースターズ) is a 2D fighting game for the Nintendo DS. It was developed by Ganbarion and published by Nintendo. ... Jump Ultimate Stars is a fighting video game developed by Ganbarion and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo DS. It is the sequel to the popular Nintendo DS title, Jump Super Stars. ...


Live-action film

Piccolo will also appear in the upcoming Dragonball film adpatation and will be portrayed by American actor James Marsters. In a recent TV Guide interview, Marsters confirms some changes made to the character, including the fact that he will be an amalgamation of Piccolo and King Piccolo.[10] Son Goku with the four-star ball. ... James Wesley Marsters (born August 20, 1962) is an American actor and musician, best known for playing the popular platinum-blond character Spike, an English of a vampire, in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spinoff series Angel. ...


"He's thousands of years old and a very long time ago he used to be a force of good but got into a bad argument and was put into prison for 2,000 years. It got him very angry, and he finds a way to escape and then tries to destroy the world. The cool thing is, anybody who has seen Dragonball knows that Lord Piccolo transforms into a character named Piccolo, and that is a whole other ball of wax. That is one of the most popular characters in the whole series. I've been told I'm working for people who will just flay me alive if I give too much information, but what I can tell you is the character is green, bald and has pointed ears. Heroic wouldn't be the wrong term by the end, but it's a long journey."[10]


References

  1. ^ Dragon Ball Z volume 5, chapter 50
  2. ^ Dragon Ball Z volume 1, chapter 1
  3. ^ Dragon Ball Z volume 1, chapter 4
  4. ^ Dragon Ball Z volume 2, chapter 12
  5. ^ Dragon Ball Z volume 1, chapter 10
  6. ^ Dragon Ball Z volume 2, chapter 20
  7. ^ Dragon ball Z volume 23, chapter 270
  8. ^ Dragon Ball Z volume 1, chapter 7
  9. ^ Dragon Ball Z volume 1, chapter 8
  10. ^ a b Illeane Rudolph. "James Marsters on Fame, Family and Life After 40", TV Guide, 2008-01-30. Retrieved on 2008-03-07. 

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Bibliography

  • Dragon Ball manga, Volume 16 — ISBN 1-59116-457-5
  • Dragon Ball Z manga, Volume 1 — ISBN 1-56931-930-8
  • Dragon Ball Z manga, Volume 2 — ISBN 1-56931-931-6
  • Dragon Ball Z manga, Volume 3 — ISBN 1-56931-932-4
  • Dragon Ball Z manga, Volume 6 — ISBN 1-56931-935-9
  • Dragon Ball Z manga, Volume 9 — ISBN 1-56931-938-3
  • Dragon Ball Z manga, Volume 10 — ISBN 1-56931-939-1
  • Dragon Ball Z manga, Volume 11 — ISBN 1-56931-807-7
  • Dragon Ball Z manga, Volume 14 — ISBN 978-1-59116-180-6
  • Dragon Ball Z manga, Volume 15 — ISBN 978-1-59116-186-8
  • Dragon Ball Z manga, Volume 16 — ISBN 978-1-59116-328-2

External links

  • Capsule Corporation Headquarters
  • Guide to Piccolo's Fusions at Daizex
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Piccolo: Information from Answers.com (7754 words)
Piccolo charges a second one when Goku is able to paralyze the saiyan by grabbing his tail, but Raditz escapes from that by using Goku's empathy against him, begging Goku not to let him be killed.
Piccolo seems to have the upper hand, but is taken off guard when the creature launches a Kamehameha, as he's dodging the blast the creature latches onto Piccolo's back and stings his arm, draining the life from it and rendering the limb useless and withered.
Piccolo's telepathic links are so powerful they seem to transcend dimensions as shown when he contacted Trunks ad Goten in the Room of Spirit and Time in the Buu Saga, and in the TV series Dragon Ball GT when he formed one with Dende to allow Goku to escape Hell.
PICCOLO AND KAMISAMA (2223 words)
Piccolo, however, was trapped in a jar with a suicidal attack known as the "Mafuba." There he stayed for hundreds of years, until the diabolical genie, Pilaf, freed him from his prison.
Piccolo trains the boy harshely for a year, and the two develop a special bond - Son Gohan develops a respect and love for Piccolo as a friend and parental figure, while Piccolo makes the very first friend he ever had, and the feeling of a new emotion he's never known before - Love.
Piccolo, Goten, Trunks, and Gotenks (the fused form of Goten and Trunks) battle Evil Buu (a form of Buu that was created out of the anger of Buu, who was really as innocent as a child, thinking killing was a game because it was the only way he was taught to play.
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