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Yamcha
Dragon Ball character
First appearance Dragon Ball Chapter 7
Dragon Ball episode 5
Created by Akira Toriyama
Profile
Aliases Zedaki (Harmony Gold dub)
Yamchu
Yamacha
Yumcha
Species Human

Yamcha (ヤムチャ Yamucha?), the notorious desert bandit, is a fictional character from the manga Dragon Ball and the anime Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT. He is a human who has started out as an antagonist of Goku but quickly reformed and became his friend. His constant companion is the shape-changing cat Pu'ar. His seiyuu is Tōru Furuya. In the English dub he was originally voiced by Ted Cole and later Christopher Sabat. 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. ... Harmony Gold is a television production and distribution company established in 1983. ... The Earth of Dragon Ball[1] Earth (also known as the Dragon World) is a fictional planet inhabited by Humans, demons, aliens, and the like being the main setting for the bulk of the plot of the Dragon Ball manga, the Dragon Ball anime, Dragon Ball Z, as well as... Alice, a fictional character based on a real character from the work of Lewis Carroll. ... This article is about the comics published in East Asian countries. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... “Animé” redirects here. ... Dragon Ball is the first part of the anime adaptation of the Dragon Ball manga written by Akira Toriyama and published in Japan in the Weekly Shonen Jump manga anthology comic. ... “DBZ” redirects here. ... Dragon Ball GT ) is the sequel to the anime Dragon Ball Z. It is said to stand for Grand Tour in the American adaptation by FUNimation, but may also be interpreted as Galaxy Touring, Great Touring, or Gran Turismo, depending on the Japanese source. ... The Earth of Dragon Ball[1] Earth (also known as the Dragon World) is a fictional planet inhabited by Humans, demons, aliens, and the like being the main setting for the bulk of the plot of the Dragon Ball manga, the Dragon Ball anime, Dragon Ball Z, as well as... Goku redirects here. ... Puar or Puer (known as Puar in the FUNimation dubb) is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z manga and anime series. ... For the article about the company named Seiyu, see Seiyu Group. ... Tohru Furuya (古谷 å¾¹ Furuya Tōru, born July 31, 1953) is a veteran seiyÅ«. Notable voice roles Mamoru Chiba (Darien Shields) in Sailor Moon Amuro Ray in Mobile Suit Gundam Kyosuke Kasuga in Kimagure Orange Road Seiya in Saint Seiya (Knights of the Zodiac) Kosaku in One Pound Gospel Yamcha in... Ted Cole is a voice actor from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... 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. ...


For most of the original series and the first half of the second, he had a relationship with Bulma. Bulma ) is a fictional character who first appears in the Dragon Ball manga created by Akira Toriyama, followed by an identical anime, including Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT. She is originally a secondary main character, but her role is quickly downplayed as the series continues, even though she...

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Appearance

Yamcha's appearance stays relatively the same for the majority of the series, although his clothes and hair style are changed a few times in both original series and Dragon Ball Z. Yamcha changed his hair style nine times through the series. In four cases his hair was very long (the beginning of Dragon Ball, during 23rd Tenkaichi Budokai, during the Saiyan and Frieza saga, and he had grown a ponytail at the end of Dragon Ball Z and during Dragon Ball GT). In two cases his hair was medium long (During the 22nd Tenkaichi Budokai, Trunks saga and beginning of the Artificial Human saga) , and in three cases it was quite short (21st Tenkaichi Budokai, Cell and Cell Games Saga and Buu Saga). Several of these hairstyles are also used (most likely coincidentally) by Son Gohan at various points in his life. According to Android 19's scanner Yamcha is 183 centimeters tall and weighs 68 kilograms, during the Android Saga. He is one of the tallest members of the Z Warriors. “DBZ” redirects here. ... Street haircut in Harbin, China. ... The World Martial Arts Tournament known as Tenkaichi Budōkai (ja:天下一武道会, literally Strongest Under the Heavens Martial Arts Tournament) refers to an event in the fictional manga Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z, and anime Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT. In all the Dragon Ball series... “DBZ” redirects here. ... Dragon Ball GT ) is the sequel to the anime Dragon Ball Z. It is said to stand for Grand Tour in the American adaptation by FUNimation, but may also be interpreted as Galaxy Touring, Great Touring, or Gran Turismo, depending on the Japanese source. ... Future Trunks, or Mirai no Trunks (Trunks of the Future, but really just Trunks) is a fictional character in the manga Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z, and the anime Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT. He is the Human-Saiyan halfbreed son of Vegeta and Bulma from the future. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Buu Saga is the final major plot arc of the anime Dragon Ball Z (after the World Tournament Saga). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... cm redirects here, alternate uses: cm (disambiguation) A centimetre (symbol cm; American spelling: centimeter) is an SI unit of length. ... The international prototype, made of platinum-iridium, which is kept at the BIPM under conditions specified by the 1st CGPM in 1889. ... The Androds Saga is a short period in the fictional anime series Dragon Ball Z. It features the first 5 Androids built by Dr. Gero, who are released and wreak havoc on the world. ... The Z Fighters (also known as Z Warriors) are a group of fighting characters in the Japanese manga series Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z and anime series Dragon Ball Z who defend the Earth from major threats. ...


Character Information

Yamcha entered the series early in Dragon Ball as a desert bandit; he ambushed Son Goku, Bulma and Oolong as they were traveling the desert in order to steal their money and capsules. Yamcha had a fear of girls, but later overcome that fear and became a kind of a playboy. Yamcha's past was never explored in the series, but it is shown that he knows a lot about martial arts and martial arts masters. His early fighting style revolved around Wolf Fang Fist and usage of swords. After Kame Sen'nin accepts him as one of his students his Ki control dramatically increases, to the point that he was able to create his own trademark attack, Sokidan. Later in the series his fighting style usually revolves around his Wolf-style fighting style combined with various Ki blasts, Sokidan and Kamehameha. During the Cell saga Yamcha decides to give up fighting, because he felt he got behind the Saiyans too much in terms of power and because of lack of discipline. However, he does become powerful enough to fight Frieza in his final form showing he can still hold his own. Yamcha does try to fight Kid Buu along side Krillin when Kid Buu enters heaven in search of Goku and Vegeta after he blows up the Earth. He is often seen driving hover-car, which he enjoys buying, which are usually destroyed, soon after he buys them (by a new villain, or an accident). This became a kind of a running joke in the series and movies. Goku redirects here. ... Alternate meanings: Oolong (disambiguation) Oolong in the Majin Buu Saga of Dragon Ball Z Oolong (or as he might prefer, Oolong the Terrible) is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z manga and the Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z anime series. ... Freeza ) is a graphic novel supervillain who first appears in the Dragon Ball manga created by Akira Toriyama, followed by Dragon Ball Z. Freeza also appears in the television special Bardock: The Father of Goku; a few Dragon Ball Z movies and in Dragon Ball GT. He is a powerful... Buu is a fictional character in the manga Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z and the anime Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT. Buu is the most powerful enemy faced by the Z Fighters in the series. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ... Son Goku , Goku in most English versions) is the protagonist who first appears in the Dragon Ball manga created by Akira Toriyama, more popularly followed by an anime series. ... For the condiment of the same name, see Vegeta (food). ...


Yamcha participated in every Tenkaichi Budokai in the original series, but was eliminated in quarter-finals by a much stronger opponent, usually the one that wins the tournament.


Yamcha makes cameo appearances in Dragon Ball GT in episodes 40, "Piccolo's Decision" and 64, "Until We Meet Again...". By the end of Dragon Ball GT (In the final episode "Until we meet again"), Yamcha is seen fixing his car in the middle of the desert (where he lives in the same house as in dragonball) and probably returns to his vagabond life roaming the desert with Puar. A cameo role or cameo appearance (often shortened to just cameo) is a brief appearance of a known person in a work of the performing arts, such as plays, films, video games and television. ... Dragon Ball GT ) is the sequel to the anime Dragon Ball Z. It is said to stand for Grand Tour in the American adaptation by FUNimation, but may also be interpreted as Galaxy Touring, Great Touring, or Gran Turismo, depending on the Japanese source. ...


Special abilities

Kamehameha (Turtle Destruction Wave)

Along with Goku & Krillin, Yamcha is able to do the Kamehameha do to his training from Kame Sen'nin.
Yamcha's Wolf Fang Fist
Rogafufuken (Wolf Fang Fist)
Yamcha's trademark attack, it's a fast series of powerful swipes, grips and kicks that leave the victim looking as though they were mauled by a wolf. Usually in the anime, while executing this move, Yamcha's body is overlayed with the symbolic image of a wolf.
During his fight with Tenshinhan in the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament, Yamcha uses an improved version called Shin Rogafufuken (New Wolf Fang Hurricane Fist).
Yamcha using his sokidan
Spirit Ball or Sokidan (Controllable Energy Bullet)
An energy ball that Yamcha can guide with great precision and control. Unlike other homing attacks, the spirit ball doesn't automatically follow its target, as Yamcha has full control of it at all times. He must remain stationary and focused to manipulate the attack. More commonly known as the Spirit Ball in english releases.
Bukuu Jutsu (Lighter Than Air Skill)
The ability of flight through Ki manipulation.
Fusion Dance (Fusion-ha)
While he doesn't uses this technique in the manga or anime, in the game Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2, he can use this technique to combine with Tenshinhan to form Yamhan (Tiencha in the US version)

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Video games

Tiencha, a what-if character who appeared in Dragonball Z: Budokai 2

Yamcha is a playable character in: Image File history File links 3D_Tiencha. ... Image File history File links 3D_Tiencha. ...

  • Dragon Ball Z: Budokai
  • Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2
  • Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3
  • Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure
  • Dragon Ball Z: Sagas
  • Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi
  • Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2
  • Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3
  • Legend of the Super Saiyan
  • Dragon Ball 3: Gokuden
  • Dragon Ball Z: Kyoushuu! Saiyajin
  • Dragon Ball Z II: Gekigami Freeza
  • Dragon Ball Z III: Ressen Jinzou Ningen
  • Dragon Ball Z: Goku Hishouden

He also appears as a Boss/NPC in the following: Flag Ship from the video game Gorf A boss is a particularly challenging computer-controlled enemy in video games. ... An NPC from the video game The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. ...

  • Dragon Power (named Lancer in the English translation)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Super Gokuden: Totsugeki-Hen
  • Dragon Ball Z: Super Gokuden: Kakusei-Hen
  • Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku
  • Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku II

Dragon Power (Japanese: Dragon Ball: Shenron no Nazo or Mystery of Shenlong), released in 1986 for the Nintendo Entertainment System, was the very first Dragon Ball console game published in either the United States or Japan. ...

Trivia

  • Yamcha is likely based off Sha Wujing from 'Journey to the West', the Chinese novel that Dragon Ball is based on. Both are powerful bandits (Yamcha from a sandy desert and Wujing from the Sand River), who atone and help the heroes on their quest.
  • His name comes from the Cantonese pronunciation of "to drink tea"(飲茶 'yum cha'), referring to a gathering to drink tea and eat dim sum.
  • The scars on Yamcha's face are from when he was training, but how he got them was never explained. He merely shows up with them at the 23rd Tenkaichi Budokai tournament.
  • In each of the Tenkaichi Budokai tournaments that he enters, Yamcha is eliminated in the quarterfinals. In two out of three cases Yamcha is defeated by the fighter who goes on to be Goku's opponent in the finals.
  • In GT, Yamcha looks very similar to how he appeared at the end of DBZ. The only notable difference is his black shirt that replaces the white one he wore. He also has few strands of gray hair that are slightly visible in the back of his hair during his brief cameo in the final episode. Other than this, he does not show any notable signs of aging, unlike Kuririn.
  • Yamcha-like characters appear in other Akira Toriyama works, namely Mr. Ho as the titular character and in Dr. Slump as Tsukutsun Tsun.
  • The first kanji Yamcha has on his clothes "樂" stands for "happy" or "music". After training with Muten Roshi, he takes turtle kanji "亀" as sign of respect. Later, after training with North Kaio, he wears both Kame and Kaio kanji. He wears them the opposite way Goku did (Kame on the back, Kaio on the chest, except in "The Tree of Might" where he wears Kaio kanji on the back and Kame on the chest).
  • Yamcha replaces Gotenks (from Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi) on all loading screens in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2. Here he is seen charging up Sokidan. Players can move a Sokidan attack to breaks the bricks which are appearing around Yamcha.

Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Sha Wujing Sha Wujing (沙悟凈 WG: Sha Wu-ching) is one of the three helpers of Xuanzang in the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West. ... The four heroes of the story, left to right: SÅ«n Wùkōng, Xuánzàng, ZhÅ« Bājiè, and Shā Wùjìng. ... This article is about the literary concept. ... The Sand River is the name of several rivers. ... This article is about all of the Cantonese (Yue) dialects. ... Lung Mun, an old-styled Cantonese restaurant in Wan Chai, Hong Kong Yum cha (Cantonese:飲茶; Japanese: ヤムチャ, kanji:喫茶), literally translated as drinking tea, refers to the Cantonsese custom of eating tiny tastes of many different foods while sipping a well-brewed Chinese cuppa. ... Dim sum (Chinese: 點心; Cantonese IPA: dɪm2sɐm1; Pinyin: diǎnxīn; Wade-Giles: tien-hsin; literally dot heart or order heart, meaning order to ones hearts content; also commonly translated as touch the heart, dotted heart, or snack), a Cantonese term... The World Martial Arts Tournament known as Tenkaichi Budōkai (ja:天下一武道会, literally Strongest Under the Heavens Martial Arts Tournament) refers to an event in the fictional manga Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z, and anime Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT. In all the Dragon Ball series... The World Martial Arts Tournament known as Tenkaichi Budōkai (ja:天下一武道会, literally Strongest Under the Heavens Martial Arts Tournament) refers to an event in the fictional manga Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z, and anime Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT. In all the Dragon Ball series... 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. ... Mr. ... Dr. Slump ) is a popular manga series, authored by Akira Toriyama. ... Japanese writing Kanji Kana Hiragana Katakana Hentaigana Manyōgana Uses Furigana Okurigana Rōmaji   ) are the Chinese characters that are used in the modern Japanese logographic writing system along with hiragana (平仮名), katakana (片仮名), and the Arabic numerals. ... North Kaiō (Lord of the Worlds) (FUNimations dub: King Kai) is a fictional character in the manga Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z, and the anime Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT. He is the Kaiō of the North quadrant of the galaxy in which Earth resides. ... Super Deciding Battle for the Entire Planet Earth ) is the third Dragon Ball Z movie. ... Japanese writing Kanji Kana Hiragana Katakana Hentaigana Manyōgana Uses Furigana Okurigana Rōmaji   ) are the Chinese characters that are used in the modern Japanese logographic writing system along with hiragana (平仮名), katakana (片仮名), and the Arabic numerals. ... Gotenks is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball Z anime and manga. ...

Notes and references

External links

  • Yamcha's profile at http://www.absoluteanime.com/

  Results from FactBites:
 
Love is in the Air!! - The Saga of Ryzom (2348 words)
Yamcha was a typical little boy, he would charge about all day, saving the homins from the evil Kitin monsters with his trusty pike made of a long branch.
He told Yamcha that he had to be a big boy, he had to be brave, and he had to look after Ailish on their trip.
Yamcha was taught how to taunt an enemy, and how to parry attacks, to protect Ailish as her light caster clothing would not offer much protection against a gingo's claws.
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