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"Relax. It's not every day you get to wear the cloth of an Emperor. Thousands of years ago, I controlled the world. And now it seems that I control you."
— "The Devilmite Beam"

Bandages the Mummy (ミイラくん) is a living dead who works as one of Fortuneteller Baba's fighters. He appears in the Dragon Ball manga and the animes Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z.


He likes sewing, and prefers to sleep in a coffin rather than a bed.[1]


Dragon Ball

Fortuneteller Baba Saga

Main article: Fortuneteller Baba Saga


Bandages' coffin

Bandages the Mummy is the third fighter employed by Fortuneteller Baba during the Fortuneteller Baba Saga. He fights in an arena called Devil's Toilet, which is somewhere inside Fortuneteller Baba's Palace. After defeating See Through, Yamcha is the first to fight Bandages; he severely underestimates him during their match, believing Bandages was a slow fighter because of his large stature. However, Bandages surprises him greatly when he demonstrates he is capable of balancing both incredibly fast movements and brute strength. Initially, Yamcha has trouble finding the opportunity to strike the mummy because of his difficult fighting style, but he is eventually able to knock Bandages off of the platform.

Bandages the Mummy

Bandages the Mummy

Once again however, Bandages surprises his unsuspecting foe by launching one of his bandages onto the platform (before falling into the acid pond below) and swinging back aboard. Bandages then proceeds to pummel Yamcha, threatening to drop Yamcha into the acid if he did not give up, forcing Yamcha to surrender while he is getting chocked. As Goku prepared to fight Bandages, Master Roshi revealed that several other fighters had defeated Baba's first two warriors, but nobody has ever beaten Bandages.


Bandages' "Stretching Bridge" technique

Bandages the Mummy seems to meet his match while facing his next opponent, Goku. Bandages has trouble finding openings in Goku's defense. Cautiously, he decides to catch Goku off guard, and manages to land three hard blows on the boy, which appear to knock him out. However, Goku simply gets back on his feet and calmly approaches the mummy, with no injuries, shocking everybody else, including Bandages. Bandages then resorts to capturing Goku with his bandages, and attempting to squeeze Goku until he gave up. At this point Master Roshi suggested that no mortal man could defeat Bandages. However, Goku shockingly maneuvered his way free. Ever angry, Bandages unsuccessfully tries punching Goku, to which Goku retaliates with a punch to Bandages' stomach. Though this punch is the first instance of pain Bandages experiences during the match, it proves enough to knock him out, and Goku goes to the next round, with Spike the Devil Man, who was watching Bandages and Goku's battle.

Dragon Ball Z

Majin Buu Saga

Main article: Kid Buu Saga


Spike the Devil Man and Bandages the Mummy give their energy to Goku's Super Spirit Bomb

After his defeat to Goku, Bandages the Mummy does not appear in the series until the Kid Buu Saga of Dragon Ball Z, where, with Spike the Devil Man, he supplies Goku with energy for Goku's Super Spirit Bomb.


He proved to be stronger than the likes of Yamcha, defeating him in their match without much difficulty. Master Roshi doubted that Goku as he was during the 21st World Martial Arts Tournament would be able to defeat him however having grown greatly in strength since then Goku was able to win the fight easily.

Techniques and special abilities

  • Bandage Throw – Bandages can throw bandages. He uses it either to swing back aboard the Devil's Toilet platform, or to bound and attack his opponent. Used in the anime and in Dragon Ball: Origins 2.
  • Stretching Bridge – A backbreaker rack submission hold used against Yamcha.
  • Stranglehold – A submission hold used to defeat Yamcha. Also used in Dragon Ball: Origins 2.

Video game appearances

Voice actors



See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Daizenshuu 7, 1996

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