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He privately informs Babidi that Vegeta has a terrible rage burning inside him, and that he could be made to serve their purposes. Meanwhile, Goten and Trunks see Videl flying back to the stadium, and she tells them all about what's happening. Excited at the prospect of seeing magic and a wizard although they reveal that they don't even know what a wizard isthey race off after the others. Vegeta berates Gohan for not defeating Dabura and Gohan realized that Vegeta should've fought Dabura and then Krillin and Piccolo would be restored to normal.
Vegeta decides to blow up the ship and Supreme Kai begs him not to and Vegeta refuses to listen and Goku stops Vegeta. Supreme Kai then realizes that Vegeta is the new recruit that Dabura was talking about. Suddenly, Babidi tries to take over Vegeta's mind. Although he is urged to fight it, Babidi's magic is too strong, and Vegeta's impure heart gives in.
Now with Babidi's "M" on his forehead, he has turned evil. Babidi transports them all back to the World Martial Arts stadium where he instructs Vegeta to kill his friends. Vegeta refuses, as he apparently has not lost complete control of his mind.
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He says that his only goal is to fight Goku. To bait Goku into fighting him, Vegeta destroys part of the stadium, killing many fans. The Clash of Goku vs. To avoid any further casualties, Goku reluctantly agrees to fight. The Supreme Kai tries to stop him, but he sees that it is no use. Goku tells Babidi to transport them far away from people, and the wizard obliges. The Supreme Kai and Gohan decide to break into the next level of the ship and try and stop Babidi.
Though Babidi is possessing him, Vegeta can only focus on one thing: Goku gives Gohan one of the last two senzu beans before he and the Supreme Kai go further into the ship. Vegeta and Goku power themselves up to their maximum level, and are ready to fight.
Both fighters possess incredible ability, and so far, the fight seems to be a draw. Vegeta is able to lock Goku to a boulder with cuffs made of energy. He tells Goku how he has stolen his royal destiny by beating Frieza and becoming a Super Saiyan first, and how insulting it was to be surpassed in power by the child Gohan.
Goku is able to break free, and the battle resumes with crushing force. Meanwhile, Gohan and the Supreme Kai have made it all the way to Buu's ball, but Babidi and Dabura are waiting for them.
Out Comes the Vicious Majin Boo!! Vegeta reveals that he knew he could never surpass Goku's strength, so he allowed himself to be taken over by Babidi. He had seen what it had done to Spopovich and Yamu, and he wanted the power for himself.
He also says that he wanted Babidi to reawaken the evil in his heart. Over the years, he had become like a normal person; he had a wife and a son, and thought the earth was a nice place to live. He wanted Babidi's magic to free him from "those petty attachments", but Goku doesn't believe him.
Meanwhile, before Gohan and the supreme kai can stop Babidi, Buu has finally gathered enough energy, and has begun to hatch. The ball opens, but after some pink steam escapes, there is nothing left in the ball. They believe that Gohan destroyed Buu with his energy blasts, but suddenly the pink steam begins to congeal. It forms into Majin Buu. Instead of a fearsome beast, Buu is a fat, pink child, but the Supreme Kai knows that it is really Majin Buu and not something else.
Goku and Vegeta have noticed the sudden upsurge in power, and realize that Buu has been hatched. Goku and Vegeta feel Buu's surge of power, and Goku convinces Vegeta to postpone the fight until they can take out Buu. Vegeta says he doesn't want Goku distracted while they're fighting. As Goku is preparing to leave, Vegeta knocks him out with a blow to the head and takes the final senzu bean, and promises to kill Buu himself.
Babidi's first order to Majin Buu is to kill Gohan and the supreme kai. Gohan grabs Shin and takes off, but even with their head start, Buu catches up to them with blinding speed. With a single blow, Buu puts Gohan out of commission, leaving the Supreme Kai unguarded. Buu pounds the supreme kai into the ground, and is preparing to eat him when Gohan flies in and knocks Buu away.
Gohan's recovery is short-lived, because Buu hits him with an energy blast of incredible power. As Gohan falls to the earth in a forest somewhere, he is very badly injured. Goten and Trunks arrive at the outskirts of the scene and notice the "statues" of Piccolo and Krillin. Trunks accidentally breaks the Piccolo statue. As Buu is preparing to eat Shin, Dabura suddenly throws a spear through him. Dabura warns Babidi that he will soon lose control of Buu and his monster will turn on him.
Babidi doesn't believe him, and now Buu's plans have changed: Dabura is next on the menu. Buu turns him into a cookie and eats him. With Dabura gone, Krillin and Piccolo, despite his statue being slightly broken, are able to come back to life.
Just as Buu's about to eat the Supreme Kai, Vegeta makes his presence known by destroying Babidi's spaceship. Vegeta knows what Buu did to Gohan, and he vows that when Goku regains consciousness, this will all be over, even if it costs him his own life. He promises to atone for what he's done, and he powers up. At full strength, he ferociously attacks Buu. He even blasts a hole in the monster, but Buu is able to regenerate his body.
Tired of playing around, Buu rocks the entire planet by powering up. He then rips off part of his own belly and is able to wrap it around Vegeta. Trapped, the Saiyan prince can do nothing to defend himself. Trunks can't stand to see his father tortured like this, so he powers up and jets off to help him, and Goten follows. Piccolo attacks Babidi, and despite the wizard using all of his magic to defend himself, Piccolo is able to slice him in half. Vegeta recovers, and tells Trunks that he is proud of him.
For the first time, Vegeta embraces his son. He then knocks out Goten and Trunks, allowing Piccolo to carry them away to safety. With Buu back and ready for more, Vegeta makes the ultimate sacrifice: He finds no sign of Vegeta left, and that Buu has been blasted into thousands of small pieces. He also finds the top half of Babidi, who is begging for help. Suddenly, the pieces of Buu begin to reform. They all combine to make Majin Buu whole again.
Knowing he's outmatched, Piccolo retreats. Buu heals Babidi, and the two embark on a killing spree. Piccolo catches up with Krillin, telling him that the world's last hope, Goten and Trunks, must be protected.
Krillin is instructed to take the two young Saiyans to Dende's lookout. Meanwhile, the Supreme Kai has recovered, and is searching for Gohan. Their search for the seventh one leads them to a nest full of eggs, but before Bulma can grab it, a dinosaur eats the entire nest.
Yamcha hits the beast with an energy ball, which causes it to fly into the ocean. Videl goes swimming after it, and with a little help from Master Roshi, they are able to extract the ball. Piccolo and Krillin arrive at the lookout with the unconscious Goten and Trunks.
Soon after, Goku regains consciousness and appears at the lookout himself. They decide that Goten and Trunks will learn this new trick, but the only problem is that it will take about a week to learn it, and Goku has less than a day left on Earth. Piccolo decides to teach the boys after Goku is gone.
Suddenly, the sky turns black, and they realize that Bulma is calling the dragon. Goku uses Instant Transmission to appear at Capsule Corp.
Her wish was to bring back everyone that died today. Goku tells Shenron that they will postpone their second wish, and uses Instant Transmission to take everyone there back to the lookout with him.
Meanwhile, Kibito awakens because of the wish, and the Supreme Kai is still searching for Gohan. Then, both of them find Gohan, and decide to take him to the world of the Kais. Meanwhile, back at the lookout, Goku breaks the news about Vegeta and Gohan to everyone, as both of them are believed to be dead. As expected, everyone is shocked; Chi-Chi faints after realizing that she has now lost both her husband and son, Bulma screams for Vegeta and breaks down crying, and Videl becomes heartbroken and cries, but refuses to believe Gohan is dead.
They are just about to wake Trunks and Goten when Babidi suddenly starts a global announcement. He tells everyone that he and Majin Buu will terrorize the entire planet until Piccolo, Goten, and Trunks show themselves. To give them a taste of what's in store, he shows Buu turning the entire population of a major city into small candies, which he greedily consumes. To stop any further damage, Piccolo wants to turn himself in, but Goku convinces him not to, because he knows that even if the three turn themselves it, it won't stop Buu's destruction.
Goten and Trunks wake up, and they learn about Vegeta and Gohan's supposed demise. Goku is harsh with them, because they can't waste any time mourning right now. The boys, although angry at Goku for not saving Gohan and Vegeta, know that they must be tough to stop Majin Buu. It is a mystical sword that contains great power, and even the Kais themselves could not pull it from the rock it is now stuck in.
The Ginyu Frog incident in Z. It's not exactly polymorphing It's actually body changingbut it serves the same effect. There was also the time the Rabbit Boss turned her into a carrot in the original series. It's revealed in Dragon Ball Z: Early in the series, she is shown to have a love for taking bubble baths and often a bath is the first thing she desires when stranded in the wilderness.
They call back to this in Dragon Ball Z by giving her another bubble bath scene while she is hiding out in a capsule house on Namek. She has several but the most notable is Master Roshi's perverseness towards her.
Do NOT call her old. Jaco never learns from that. A Birthday, Not a Break: Battle of Gods, and the entire fight with Beerus, takes place during her birthday party. For most of the first series she never quite matured past her selfish teenage girl phase.
She gets a lot better, but she never truly loses that bratty part of her personality. In Battle of Gods, Bulma angrily chews out Beerus for spoiling her birthday and slaps him across the face.
Keep in mind that Beerus is the God of Destruction and The Dreaded even for Shenron himself, and Bulma just saw him effortlessly curb-stomp all of the Z-Fighters, including Vegeta, with her own eyes. Thankfully, she gets off with nothing more than an Armor-Piercing Slap. Goku even invokes this in Resurrection 'F', telling Vegeta that they have to go back to Earth right away before Bulma does or says something stupid to piss Frieza off.
Early Dragon Ball was filled with Butt Monkeys, but she and Oolong were the series' butt monkeys of the show. She became less of this after getting Demoted to Extrathough the anime filler brought her back to this role during the Freeza Saga, being stuck in the body of a frog thanks to Captain Ginyu. It seems to be directly proportional to how much screentime she gets. She has the biggest bust of all the Dragon Ball female characters with the exception of the filler character Maron and Roshi naturally like this.
In the beginning of Dragon Ball, Bulma was selfish and used Goku as a means to an end.
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Although she is still a little selfish, she mellowed out and sees Goku as a true friend and often worries about him. According to Jaco the Galactic Patrolmanshe had already surpassed her father at the age of five and single-handedly repaired an alien spacecraft in a matter of minutes.
Mostly as a teenager in Dragon Ball when she would get jealous of girls hitting on Yamcha. Commuting on a Bus: Remember when Bulma was the co-lead? Downplayed from the Namek to Cell sagas where she has a bigger part. She also plays a prominent role once Beerus and Whis show up, functioning as their main supplier of delicious food and reason for not blowing up Earth.
Her personality was based on the princess from Akira Toriyama's one-shot Dragon Boy and her appearance was from Plamo from another one of Toriyama's one-shots named The Adventures of Tongpoo.
Her personality is also similar to Akane from Dr. To Goku and later to Gohan. She often hides behind Goku whenever someone or something dangerous happens when she was a teenager. She looked especially funny since she's so much taller than Goku who is barely three feet tall. She also hid behind Yamcha, which terrifies him at first because of his fear of women. Curtains Match The Windows: Blue hair, blue eyes.
Brief loves Bulma dearly, and his idea of spending quality time together involves working together in his lab, which suits Bulma just fine. Despite knowing how to use a gun is needs to have her ass saved frequently. In the "Majin Buu" arc of Z and in GT where she is treated as one of the background characters with the exception of Baby arc where she has a major role.
In the manga version of Future Trunks saga where unlike the anime, she does not accompany them to the future nor does she play a role in using an alternative time machine since it's never destroyed due to Black not returning to the past to fight Goku. In the early parts of the original Dragon Ball, and in the Legacy of Goku arc. She has a habit of antagonizing Beerus and getting away with it. Distracted by the Sexy: This was Bulma's problem.
She tended to go gaga over any hunk she sees, which is a problem when they're the bad guys. Halfway through Z, this was dropped. Especially in the English dub.
She's one of the brightest minds in the world, being able to make brilliant inventions out of junk in minutes, however she lacks a lot of logical judgement. After the drone gets blown up she realizes they need to call for help, but she complains they don't have a phone.
Turtle then points out that if she could make a drone then a phone shouldn't be any trouble for her, to which she gets the point and sets to work making the phone. In the first series, she would get jealous of girls hitting on Yamcha, but even when she's dating Yamcha, she's prepared to dump him at the drop of a hat for Jackie Chun and General Blue, before they turn out to be old and evil, respectively that Blue is also gay hinders things as well.
Whether she cheated on Yamcha with Vegeta, or Yamcha cheated on her causing her to go to Vegeta, is one of the fandom's Broken Bases. However, she appears to be completely loyal to Vegeta after Trunks' birth, finally falling into the Happily Married trope. It's just too bad he got engaged on the same day Abuse, Female on Male: Her treatment of Yamcha in their past relationship wouldn't be acceptable if the genders were reversed.
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Basically, Bulma has been known to hit and yell at Yamcha for girls he hasn't met being attracted to him! She's quite the doting mother to her two children. Besides Yamcha and Vegeta, there's Roshi who frequently hits on her.
She sometimes uses her sex appeal to get what she wants. Bulma was reluctant to tell Goku her name when they first met because of this. Goku laughed his tail off when he first heard it. When they first meet Master Roshi after returning his pet turtle, Bulma fully expects Roshi to give her a gift in exchange despite the fact that she blatantly refused to initially help Turtle return to the sea, and tried to persuade Goku to feed Turtle to the Bear Thief to save her own hide; Turtle even outright says that Goku's the only one who really helped him.
Tried to use a remote to summon Nappa's left-over space pod and ended up blowing it up. While she changes her hairstyle quite often, none of the changes are really expository.
Of course, as time went on these elements drifted away and by the time the Saiyans show up, it can be hard to remember it was there at all. Like all of her family, she is named after underwear.
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She tried using it on Goku initially, but it failed. Her family owns Capsule Corp. While the exact extent of Bulma's wealth isn't made entirely clear, her mansion is big enough to house internal forests, and building a spaceship for her friends' interstellar travel needs, free of charge, is a trivial act. In Dragon Ball Super she rented a yacht for her birthday party that was large enough to house an entire literal castle with room to spare. In the Anime Filler, this is how she fell for Vegeta.
In Super, she insists on trying to build her own version of the time machine her future self made, despite the whole temporal mess and Beerus warning her that time travel is strictly forbidden, simply because she knows it can exist and is compelled to try herself.
She ends up getting caught by Beerus and he blows it up. She invented the Dragon Radar and built a Time Machine in an alternate timeline just to name a few. As well as this, she has invented so much more, being the president of Capsule Corp. Though not particularly big, they were used more than once for comedy early in the series. She is this to Trunks and Bulla. Even though she made the mistake of bringing Baby Trunks to the battlefield, she still shows that she cares for his well-being.
She also doesn't hesitate to rein in Vegeta's overzealous training habits with Trunks, often reminding him that Trunks is still a child and she won't stand for it. Not technically a grandmother, but she has aged and still looks great. It's not as bad as her husband's, but the littlest things set her off. In Resurrection of F, Goku and Vegeta return to Earth as quickly as possible because they know Bulma's going to say something insulting to Frieza and make him blow up the whole planet.
Were the first two losses not enough? How'd you come back to life, anyways? You're not just obsessed with revenge, you suck at it! By all accounts, with Vegeta. She's openly affectionate with him and doesn't display any of the insecurities that haunted her past relationships, instead seeming to be perfectly content with the life they've built together. It doesn't stop them from bickering, though.
Given her previous relationship with Yamcha, it's probably because she knows Vegeta will never be friendly with other women, not when he's so abrasive to his allies Vegeta even told Goku her headstrongness is the reason why he loves her, to Piccolo's genuine surprise. Very much so, she is a great scientist and also a beautiful girl-woman. Just look at her picture for proof.
In her relationship with Yamcha, Bulma would always flirt with other guys and try to find another boyfriend, but Kami forbid Yamcha try to do the same thing. Simmers down a lot after becoming a wife and mother, but that's possibly due to Vegeta showing no interest in anyone besides her, no matter how little.
In GT, the Dragon Balls shatter and give birth to evil dragons born from the negative energy that built up in them from over-use; they were originally intended to rest for a few decades in between wishes so the energy could disperse naturally. Bulma immediately blames Goku for all this, citing all the times they've used the Dragon Balls. Of course, Bulma is the one who invented the device that allowed them to use the Dragon Balls so frequently, and kicked off the entire franchise by going to Goku's house to get the Four-Star Ball and on top of that, her wishes were extremely petty: When this is pointed out, Bulma dismisses it and still tries to foist all the blame off on Goku.
Hypocrite Has a Point: As stated above, during the Buu Saga, Bulma chews out the rest of the heroes for being so casual about Goten and Trunks fighting Majin Buu. However, she never had any qualms about Goku going off on dangerous adventures when he was a kid, nor did she have issues with Gohan, who was also a kid at the time, traveling to Namek or fighting the Androids.
That being said, she does have a point about them being so relaxed about the possibility of children dying, especially because she knows the Dragon Balls can only bring people back to life for so long. She tries to invoke this occasionally but it seldom does much good: Yamcha is too bibbledy over her to be useful, Vegeta is too much of a Jerk Assand though Goku will usually help her out, it's because his Grandpa taught him to be nice to women, not because he is particularly attracted to them.
One subversion in the early series actually involves Bulma offering a lot more than a peek to General Blue, who is consequently horrified by the prospect, hinting his tastes run The only time this tactic has worked for Bulma is when she has to cajole Master Roshi into giving up a dragon ball.
Due to forces unexpectedshe ends up giving Roshi a bit more than she thought she did She occasionally falls into this, especially in the first show, and in the Z days before she married Vegeta and had a son. Although she is super-intelligent, even more so than her father, she can be whiny and selfish. With Vegeta, though Saiyans are Human Aliens.
It's All About Me: Mainly in Dragon Ball. She falls back into it during the Namek Saga, where she spends most of her time on Namek whining and moaning about how miserable she is and acting like everyone should drop what they're doing and take her back to Earth, to the extent that when she sees the Dragon Balls are assembled, she plans to wish herself back to Earth despite full knowledge that the entire reason they're there is to resurrect everyone who died fighting Nappa and Vegeta.
Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Self-centered, vain, and spoiled, but not a bad person. Like Brother and Sister: Her relationship with Goku is this. They have been friends since childhood and neither has ever expressed romantic interest in the other in-universe. The closest they ever came was when Bulma saw Goku as an adult for the first time and remarked on how handsome he'd turned out, and even that could be interpreted as sisterly affection rather than genuine romantic interest. Although, Bulma later admitted on Namek that she wished Goku was her boyfriend.
She also puts more faith in Goku to solve the current crisis even more than her own husband. During the Red Ribbon Army Saga, Goku tells her point-blank that he doesn't want her coming along with him to find his grandpa's Dragon Ball because she's useless and will only get in his way. She's even worse during the Namek and Frieza Sagas. Bulma is brought along because she's the only person with the know-how to fix their spaceship if it breaks down, but the only useful thing she does is stay in radio contact with her father.
Otherwise she just hides in a capsule house inside a cave, whines about how hard her life is, and act like everyone needs to drop everything they're doing and ferry her back to Earth as quickly as they can. Even worse, at one point she sees the Dragon Balls are assembled and runs off to wish herself back to Earth, despite knowing that the whole reason they're there is to revive the people killed fighting Vegeta and Nappa.
And then she gets briefly body-swapped with Captain Ginyu, a bit of Filler that was actually retained in Dragon Ball Kai. The way Bulma addresses Goku in Japanese. She mostly calls him Son Son-kunalthough that's his family name, she calls him that way to show how close and familiar she is with him while the rest of the cast appropriately calls him Goku.
Bulma referring to Goku as Son in English would make many children scratch their heads in confusion, so it was completely dropped in the English localization, and curiously in some other countries as well. The English manga did keep this in some instances, though. There's also the fact that, given her family's naming theme, her name was probably meant to be Bloomer which would make sense, Buruma would be a pretty good Japanese transliteration of Bloomer.
She puts up with a lot given that Vegeta is a prideful Jerkass. Even after he cools down, he's still a Jerk with a Heart of Gold who rarely openly shows love for her and their child. Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter: Although her scientist father is only slightly eccentric not madshe inherited her good looks from her mother and the brain from her father, so she serves as both The Chick and The Smart Girl for Goku and the others.
She was this in the first story arc of Dragon Ball. She gets Goku to join her side by promising him a grand adventure and to see the world for the first time. She bribes and then later blackmails Oolong on her quest for the Dragon Balls, and Yamcha develops a crush on her and follows them so he can used the Dragon Balls for himself to wish away his fear of women, eventually forming a friendship with them.
She repaired a broken scouter and repaired Android To Yamcha in the Pilaf Saga and then Vegeta in the Buu Saga and beyond, considering that he freaks out and tries very well to beat Beerus until he's a stain on the floor after he slaps her. She and Trunks becomes this to Vegeta and he's fully aware of it, which is why he allows Babidi to turn him into a Majin. He wants to recapture the feelings he once had when he was evil. In the end, he can't turn his back on his family and comes to regrets his actions.
To make amends, he gives his life to protect them from Majin Buu, his first true selfless act. For an entire generation of manga and anime fans, she was the Ms. She is the curviest female character of the franchise and has the biggest bust aside from Filler character Maron. Among her famous moments were the Playboy Bunny suit, several Panty Shotsbathing scenes and the infamous scene where she flashes Master Roshi, not realizing she isn't wearing any underwear.
To take it further, she's the only female character to appear fully naked in the entire series. Bulma has a few traits of narcissism albeit mostly in Dragon Ball such as her vanity, having a lot of self-centered desires, and showing no scruples with manipulating and screwing people over to fulfill her desires and getting what she wants.
In GT's Shadow Dragon Saga, after the Shadow Dragons are unleashed, Bulma pins the blame on Goku for starting the cycle of the Z-Fighters finding and using the Dragon Balls, despite the fact that 1 Goku had absolutely no idea what the Dragon Balls were or what they did before Bulma showed up on his doorstep looking for them, and 2 as pointed out by the Supreme Kais themselves, Bulma was the one who created the Dragon Radar, thus completely nullifying the balls' "scatter long enough for the negative energy within to disperse" safety measure, in the first place.
No Badass to His Valet: Despite being a MuggleBulma is perfectly willing to push around anyone. She even does this to Vegetato the point of getting him into wearing a pink shirt. Naturally, they hook up and have two children together.
She continues to boss him around on a regular basis, even during his battle against Frieza. How long were you thinking of making your beautiful wife wait, huh?
Bulma slaps Beerus for calling her an old auntie, much like she does with every powerful fighter in the series. However, she is fully aware that hitting Beerus is not a good idea given her fearful reaction when Beerus glares at her. Thankfully, Beerus decides to forgive her this time since she is the one who suggests using Shenron to track the last Super Dragon Ball. And is filthy rich to back it up. Older Than They Look: To some extent in Super especially. By that point, Bulma is in her mid-forties, and yet aside from a shorter haircut than she sported as a teen and twentysomething, she doesn't look all that much older than she did during, say, the main parts of Z and definitely lacks a lot of the traits that anime design often gives "middle-aged people".
This has actually been praised in some circles, as a number of fans find it refreshing that the show acknowledges that people don't magically stop looking good the moment they go past