Broly (ブロリー Burorī, lit. "Broli") is the main antagonist of Dragon Ball Super: Broly.
He is referred to as Broly: BR (ブロリー: BR Burorī: BR, lit. "Broli: BR") in some media to differentiate him from the original incarnation of Broly.
Creation and Concept
It was suggested to Akira Toriyama by his editor to have Broly appear in the movie due to his overwhelming popularity. After watching the previous Broly movies, Toriyama decided that Broly could be quite interesting if he rearranged some things about him. This incarnation of Broly is Toriyama's attempt to add him into the "Dragon Ball canon".
In Dragon Ball Super: Broly, Broly's appearance differs from his alternate counterpart. While retaining the same height and black hairstyle, he has noticeably darker skin which seems to get lighter as he powers up and has a scar across his left cheek, left bicep, and an "X"-shaped scar on his left pectoral, which is his most notable feature and is fairly more muscular. His facial expression also appears sterner than in the original (where it appeared melancholic). His attire consists of purple skin-tight pants with white boots that have a yellow striping at the toes.
He also wears a green fur pelt draped around his waist and flows on the backside (which had been made in memory of an old friend) and blue wristbands. When wearing what appears to the latest model Frieza Force armor, he wears black boots with white borders and green-striped toes, black chest armor with a green midsection and shoulder pads, and black armbands with white ridges. He also at some point has a mechanical necklace on his neck, which is implied to be tied to Paragus' belt (akin to the original's crown). As a child, he lets his tail hang out but as an adult, it was removed by Paragus.
While little is known about Broly's personality, it appears that he behaves in a far different manner than his alternate counterpart. While generally very stern in demeanor, Goku states that Broly isn't a bad guy, and Cheelai states that Broly isn't fighting because he wants to, instead was trained by his father and forced to fight out of revenge against King Vegeta. Similar to his counterpart, Broly sometimes goes berserk.
Broly was born around the same time as Goku and Vegeta. He was violent and born with a power level of 10,000. He lived on Planet Vegeta until he was sent away to a frontier planet by the order of a jealous King Vegeta who didn't like that Broly had greater potential than his son, Prince Vegeta. During his stay on the planet, he encountered a giant creature that he named Bah. Broly would constantly spar with Bah by dodging its attacks until he ends up befriending it through these constant interactions. Unfortunately, Paragus saw this development as a hinderance to Broly's growth and shot the beast, losing its ear in the process. This event made Bah leave and never met Broly again. He would wear the severed ear as a green pelt to serve as a memento that he will always be together with Bah.
Dragon Ball Super
- Film and Manga
Broly is one of the most powerful mortal warriors in Universe 7, alongside Goku, Vegeta, and Frieza. A child prodigy in combat and born with a power level of 10,000, he greatly outclassed the exceptional might of the royal family. To which, King Vegeta, insecure at the idea of a Saiyan, not his kin having such natural power and potential growth, he banished Broly so as to not the young Saiyan outshine King Vegeta's own prodigious son.
Upon meeting Broly in person, Frieza, after being informed of his power surpassing the scouters limit, is highly impressed by the battle power he's sensing from Broly and questions Paragus of how he had became that powerful.
Broly in his base state is initially at a disadvantage against base Vegeta, but as he continued to quickly adapt against the foe, his efficiency and raw strength quickly grew to pressure Super Saiyan Vegeta onto the defense, forcing him into Super Saiyan God where base form Broly is totally outmatched. While transformed into his initial Wrathful form, he was able to take a punch to the face from Super Saiyan God Vegeta without flinching and was able to easily dominate Super Saiyan God Vegeta and later Goku in his base, Super Saiyan and Super Saiyan God form. While in his full Wrathful form, he was able to compete against Goku all the way up to Super Saiyan Blue. In his Super Saiyan form he is able to outmatch both Super Saiyan Blue Goku and Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta at the same time, and soon after hold the edge over Frieza in his final and Golden forms for a full hour - though he is unable to finish him off thanks to Whis stepping in out of curiosity about Broly's power. He is also unable to land a hit on Whis, who easily toys with him. He is able to fight base form Gogeta but Gogeta turns Super Saiyan and begins to dominate Broly until Broly turns into his Legendary Super Saiyan form. Gogeta instantly powers up to an even higher level, Super Saiyan Blue, giving Broly no real chance of victory. Despite his best efforts, Broly was unable to touch Super Saiyan Blue Gogeta and is totally outclassed. Later on, Goku states the Broly might be even more powerful then Beerus.
In the manga, Super Saiyan C-type Broly is shown fighting Perfected Super Saiyan Blue Goku, while Vegeta in the same form prepares to attack Broly from behind.
Wrathful Broly was able to knock back Final Form Frieza with an Eraser Cannon.
- Statements by guidebooks and authors
In an article for Dragon Ball Super: Broly, a sidebar by Akira Toriyama (as Robotoriyama), described Broly as an incredibly strong Saiyan as well as "that almighty Saiyan". Another part of the article also mentions that due to being so popular throughout the world, it's even rumored he is the most powerful Dragon Ball character.
Broly gets stronger the more he fights.
Broly was born with a power level of 10,000.
- Flight - The ability to fly through the use of ki.
- Ki Blast - The most basic form of energy wave.
- Saiyan Power - A genetic trait that continually lets a Saiyan increase in performance against adversity, either by recovering from great injuries or enduring great struggle in battle. Broly's Saiyan Power is likely superior to that of the average Saiyan as Vegeta notes that Broly learns as he fights, as well as Goku noting in a terrified manner that Broly was getting stronger after ascending into his Super Saiyan C-type form.
- Dashing Punch - Broly attacks the opponent by rushing at them at high speed to land a punch.
- Eraser Cannon - First, Broly charges a green light energy from around his body and gathers it into his palm to form a bright-green energy sphere. Next, he waves his hand forward and fires the attack at the opponent, inflicting a large amount of damage. He also fires it from his chest.
- Blaster Meteor - First, the user forms an Energy Shield around his body. Then, he brings his hands apart to each side and releases many powerful energy blasts that home in on the target, inflicting a massive amount of damage.
- Gigantic Breath - First, Broly opens his mouth and charges a green energy sphere. Then, he fires the energy sphere from his mouth in the form of a energy wave at the opponent.
- Planet Crusher - Broly raises his hands up to the air and charges his energy to form a large energy sphere. He then throws the ball at the opponent, inflicting a massive amount of damage.
- Meteor Crash - Broly's super move in Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle.
- Gigantic Omegastorm - Super Saiyan Broly's ultimate attack in Dragon Ball Heroes.
- Gigantic Cluster - Used in Dragon Ball Heroes.
- Great Ape
Main article: Wrathful
Broly possesses a Wrathful (怒り Ikari, lit. "Rage") form, this form possess small eyes with yellow-iris and black pupils, and Super Saiyan-like hair albeit black. This state also possesses a green aura and can also generate yellow bio-electricity. It is shown to be slightly more muscular than his base form, similar to his Super Saiyan form, but less than his Legendary Super Saiyan form. It is revealed by Paragus that it is actually the utilization of a Great Ape's power while in Broly's standard form and is quite difficult to control.
- Super Saiyan
Broly is capable of transforming into a Super Saiyan, so far he only displays this state after transforming into it while already in his Wrathful form. In this form, Broly is known as Super Broly, he possesses the blonde hair with no loose strands that come with the transformation as well a slight increase in muscle mass. One notable change is that his pupils are gone hinting he is berserk in this form.
- Legendary Super Saiyan
Main article: Legendary Super Saiyan
Broly is capable of transforming into a Legendary Super Saiyan. In this form, he is referred to as Super Saiyan Broly Full Power. This form is the one that Broly is famous for. In this form, Broly possesses greenish-yellow hair arranged in thinner strands than they are in his normal Super Saiyan form. He also grows to be 3 meters tall.
Video Game Appearances
In Dokkan Battle, Broly appears as a boss and is stated to be a Saiyan outcast.
In Super Dragon Ball Heroes, Broly is introduced in the fifth mission of the Universe Mission series (UM5).
In Xenoverse 2, Broly appears as a playable character in the Extra Pack 4 DLC.
In Dragon Ball Legends, Broly appears as a playable character and enemy.
- Japanese: Bin Shimada, Yoshiko Morishita (child)
- Funimation dub: Vic Mignogna
- Latin American Spanish dub: Ricardo Brust
- Brazilian Portuguese dub: Dado Monteiro
- Pre-Dragon Ball
- Dragon Ball Super
- Broly (Super Saiyan C-type) vs. Goku (Perfected Super Saiyan Blue) and Vegeta (Perfected Super Saiyan Blue)
- Broly vs. Bug Monster
- Broly vs. Frieza Force soldier
- Broly (Base/Wrathful) vs. Vegeta (Base/Super Saiyan/Super Saiyan God)
- Broly (Wrathful/Super Saiyan C-type) vs. Goku (Base/Super Saiyan/Super Saiyan God/Super Saiyan Blue)
- Broly (Super Saiyan C-type) vs. Goku (Super Saiyan Blue) and Vegeta (Super Saiyan Blue)
- Broly (Super Saiyan C-type) vs. Frieza (Final Form/Golden Frieza)
- Broly (Super Saiyan C-type) vs. Whis
- Broly (Super Saiyan C-type/Legendary Super Saiyan) vs. Gogeta (Base/Super Saiyan/Super Saiyan Blue)
- Broly's name is a pun on the vegetable broccoli.
Main article: Broly: BR/Gallery
- ↑ Tweet by Ajay on the summary. Twitter (October 14, 2018).
- ↑ Broly BR. postimg.
- ↑ Toriyama's comment on Broly. twimg (Jul 9, 2018).
- ↑ Herms' tweet on Weekly Jump
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Destroying This Latest Movie?! The Incarnation of Rage!!!. Twitter (July 18, 2018).
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Cipher's tweet on the Broly (Full Power) card. Twitter (October 26, 2018).
- ↑ Herms' tweet on Saikyo Jump's statement. Twitter (August 3, 2018).
- ↑ Herms' tweet on Broly's Strength. Twitter (August 23, 2018).
- ↑ V-Jump (1).
- ↑ V-Jump (2).
- ↑ SDCC "Which Saiyan will win?".
- ↑ SSFP Broly. Twitter (July 20, 2018).
- ↑ Herms' tweet on the Broly website. Twitter (August 10, 2018).
- ↑ Cipher's tweet on the Broly (Full Power) card. Twitter (October 26, 2018).
- ↑ Broly's Necklace Usage Revealed. Twitter (Octbober 5, 2018).