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"I like you guys. Now... FIGHT ME!"
— Cunber in "Goku Goes Berserk! The Evil Saiyan's Rampage!"

Cunber (カンバー Kanba),[2] the Evil Saiyan (悪のサイヤ人 Aku no Saiyajin),[3] is an ancient Saiyan interred by Fu on the Prison Planet.

Appearance

Cumber art

Cunber

Cunber is a very muscular man of towering height, similar to that of Broly's Legendary Super Saiyan form. He has long spiky black hair reaching down to his thighs with a single shorter bang hanging over his face. Unlike most Saiyans with pitch-black irises, he has red-irises and visible pupils. He also retains a Universe 7 Saiyan tail which he lets sway freely, though his tail was cut off in the manga. While restrained by Fu, he wears a white straight-jacket with Fu's mark on its chest area, which also seemingly blanks out his eyes.

Once he frees himself from his restraints, his outfit is shown to be a red sleeveless shirt with blue baggy pants and white boots. Though he continues to wear a piece of the straight-jacket that covers his mouth, a piece from the left side is shown missing, which reveals a small scar from the left side of his jawline. His attire also appears to be made of similar material to Saiyan armor, as it can stretch and retain its integrity even at Great Ape size.

Personality

Not much is known about Cunber's personality. He is shown to have a rather violent and savage behavior when in battle, befitting of him being called the "Evil Saiyan" by Fu. Like most Saiyans he loves to fight. He also admits to have some respect for Goku and Vegeta right before demanding that they fight him, as well as claiming that destroying Super Saiyan Blue Vegito brought him joy.

Biography

Background

Cunber is an ancient Saiyan. He is taken from his time by Fu and placed on the Prison Planet, he is restrained by Fu using a straight jacket and is given a Special Dragon Ball.

Cunber appears to have some history with the Super Saiyan God, as upon seeing Super Saiyan God Goku he angrily shouts over and over at the presence of a red-haired Saiyan.

Super Dragon Ball Heroes

Prison Planet Saga

Main article: Prison Planet Saga

Prison Planet Gathering Saga

In the game, Cunber is summoned by the Dragon Balls after Fu makes a wish with them.

Evil Saiyan power

Evil Saiyan Kanba faces Goku, Vegeta, and Future Mai

In the anime, Cunber breaks free from his shackles inside a tower surrounded by lava somewhere on the Prison Planet. After breaking free he immediately makes a bee line towards Goku and Vegeta and upon spotting the Saiyan pair attacks them straight away. When Goku attempts to hit him, Cunber's evil ki corrupts Goku's mind and causes him to enter a berserk state where he then turns on Vegeta. Soon after Future Trunks and Cooler arrive to back up the two and after Cooler transforms into Golden Cooler he knocks out Goku and throws a Golden Supernova at Cunber though it does no harm to him. Cunber then powers up further and his restraints fall off as he asks them to fight him. Cunber strangles a struggling Trunks, preparing to obliterate him with a Désastre Eraser before Vegito Blue charges into the blast and disperses it.

"I'm amazed to find so worthy an opponent. Destroying someone like you gives me joy!"
— Cunber to Vegito before charging his Désastre Claw in "The Mightiest Radiance! Vegetto Blue Kaio-ken Explodes!"

At first Cunber and Vegito appear to be evenly matched, with an excited Fu admiring their brawl from his monitor room. After complimenting Vegito Blue's strength, Cunber uses a Désastre Claw to attack him, missing the first two hits but eventually slamming Vegito into a rock wall. The battle continues with Vegito unleashing Kaio-ken to gain an advantage, heating up to the point where their clash begins to crack at one of the chains holding the Prison Planet down.

Powerballno

Cunber generates a Power Ball

Cunber begins to charge a giant Désastre Eraser, which prompts Vegito Blue to respond with a Final Kamehameha in return. Though Cunber's blast at first gains the upper hand, Vegito pours more energy into his attack and disperses the Désastre Eraser, the energy actually snapping a portion of one of the Prison Planet's chains. After forcing Vegito back with another Désastre Claw, the evil Saiyan launches a Power Ball into the air and immediately transforms into a Golden Great Ape.

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A fully-transformed Cunber glares at Vegito Blue

He fires another Désastre Eraser that forces Vegito to defuse, leaving a battered Vegeta wondering if he and Goku completely used up their power. Cunber continues to rampage, snapping another chain link and cracking through the sky barrier - which goes unnoticed by Fu, who is completely awestruck by the Saiyans' fight and happily demands them to keep battling.

A defused Goku and Vegeta are forced to take on Cunber, who has only suffered the destruction of a segment of his mask. He continues his rampage, swatting away Super Saiyan Vegeta and Trunks effortlessly, tanking several of Golden Cooler's blasts and knocking him into the planet's barrier causing several cracks to spread, and nearly crushing Super Saiyan Goku, who is forced to use Super Saiyan Blue and subsequently Super Saiyan Blue Kaio-ken to evade Cunber's attacks. After firing another Désastre Eraser which breaks through the barrier, Cunber is forced to cease his battle with Goku due to the arrival of Fu, who, after swiftly transforming into his Super Fu state, absorbs Cunber's Power Ball and effortlessly slashes him to the ground, knocking him out of his Golden Great Ape form.

Fu goes back to his base form and leaves, so Cunber further increases his own power, becoming incredibly enraged at the sight of Goku using the Super Saiyan God transformation. He battles Goku and soon overwhelms him.

Prison Planet Awakening Saga

As Goku is beaten without mercy, including being stepped on and blasted at, Cunber attempts to finish him off for good but the blast is deflected by the immediate arrival of Goku: Xeno and Vegeta: Xeno in their Super Saiyan 4 forms. Cunber says that he does not know who they are but is willing to take on all challengers.

SS3 Cunber

Super Saiyan 3 Cunber

Cunber vows to cut loose and begins his transformation into a Super Saiyan 3. With his Ki being described as being incredible, Goku: Xeno and Vegeta: Xeno use the Potara to fuse into Super Saiyan 4 Vegito: Xeno. Vegito: Xeno charges into battle with Cunber and the intensity causes more chains to shatter. Vegito: Xeno fires a Kamehameha and Cunber counters with an attack on his own. After a mighty struggle, Vegito: Xeno overpowers and seemingly defeats Cunber, pushing him into and destroying the final chain and the seal around the Prison Planet.

Power

Even while wearing his restraints and in base form, Cunber can unleash massive amounts of ki and explosively escape his prison before ultimately breaking free from his restraints.

Manga
SS Kanba vs SSBKK Vegito

Super Saiyan Cunber faces Super Saiyan Blue Kaio-ken Vegito

Cunber's power is so great that even in his "Evil Saiyan" state, the moment Goku and Vegeta sense his approach they power up straight to Super Saiyan Blue.

He easily takes down Final Form Cooler and is about to kill him, however base Future Trunks manages to destroy his shadow hands. The combined kick of Super Saiyan God Goku and Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta is able to knock Cumber down, however he remains undamaged and removes his restraints.

Cunber and Vegito

Golden Great Ape Cunber clashes equally with Super Saiyan Blue Kaio-ken Vegito

After removing his restraints he is able to fight against a non-serious Vegito Blue, and then after turning Super Saiyan, he is able to fight evenly with the now serious Vegito Blue prompting Vegito to utilize the Kaio-ken to double his power. Cunber then decides to become a Golden Great Ape in order to show what he's like when he gets serious. Golden Great Ape Cunber proves to be able to clash evenly with Super Saiyan Blue Kaio-ken Vegito - the battle between the two causing the Prison Planet's sealing spell to begin coming undone - however the strain of both Super Saiyan Blue and Kaio-ken proves too much for Vegito - who defuses. Fu is intimidated by Golden Great Ape Cunber, but manages to cut off his tail - reverting him to normal.

Anime

He was able to unleash a barrage of powerful blasts from his restrained body that forced base Goku and Vegeta to be on the defensive. A Golden Supernova from Golden Cooler failed to do anything at all to him even while still in his restraints.

After removing his restraints, base Cunber easily overpowered Super Saiyan Future Trunks' assault, catching his sword strike with a single hand and then choking him out. Against Vegito, the unrestrained Cunber proved able to push back the Super Saiyan Blue foe, prompting Vegito to utilize Kaio-ken, which Cunber still proved able to fight on equal footing. Cunber even matched Vegito's Final Kamehameha with his Désastre Eraser. Cunber then decides to become a Golden Great Ape in order to gain an advantage which allows him to easily overpower Kaio-ken Vegito Blue. Against a team effort from Goku, Vegeta, and Future Trunks (all Super Saiyans) along with Golden Cooler, Cunber still had a decisive advantage, easily countering his foes' various attacks, being completely unaffected by them and even destroying portions of the seal around the planet all while pinning down Goku with his massive foot. When Goku used Super Saiyan Blue he was able to push Cunber back enough to free himself from being crushed under his foot, by unleashing Kaio-Ken x20, which forced Cunber to fight more seriously, but still remaining virtually unfazed. Cunber's devastation of the seal prompted Fu to arrive. By entering his Super Form and absorbing Cunber's Power Ball, the mad scientist easily stopped Cunber's rampage by returning the ancient Saiyan to his base form.

Despite this lose, Cunber still fought on par with Super Saiyan God Goku, gradually wearing Goku down until he was pummeled into submission. An unconscious and battered Goku was then only saved by the timely appearance of Goku: Xeno and Vegeta: Xeno, both who were in Super Saiyan 4. Finding this an actual challenge, Cunber transformed into Super Saiyan 3, prompting the Time Patrollers to put aside their pride and fuse into Vegito: Xeno. Facing down the fused Super Saiyan 4, Cunber put up an intense battle until narrowly being defeated.

Video games
UI Goku vs SS3 Cunber

Super Sayan 3 Cunber grabs Ultra Instinct Goku

In the game's openings, Cunber appears to be incredibly powerful, as him powering up was enough to cause Goku, Vegeta and Future Trunks to transform straight to Super Saiyan Blue and Super Saiyan Anger respectively in order to attack him with their strongest beam attacks from the start. When he powered up enough for his restraining jacket to come off, Goku and Vegeta had to fuse to become Super Saiyan Blue Vegito to oppose him, with the two of them matching punches, Vegito goes one step further by using the regular Super Saiyan Blue Kaio-ken, which appears to give a slight edge over Cunber. X20 Super Saiyan Blue Kaio-ken Goku and Super Fu working together are able to hold their own against Golden Great Ape Cunber, though he has the advantage. Later on in his Super Saiyan 3 form, he was shown to be strong enough to push Goku to the edge enough for him to once again unlock Ultra Instinct to battle him - which Cunber still proved able to compete against.

In the game, the combined might of Super Saiyan Blue Goku and Vegeta is enough to beat back the Evil Saiyan. Super Saiyan Blue Vegito battles Super Saiyan Cunber and after a short battle appears to have won - however in reality Fu teleported Cunber away from the fight. X20 Super Saiyan Blue Kaio-ken Goku is able to battle Super Saiyan Cunber, though they stop fighting when Cunber notices neither Goku nor Vegeta have tails. Super Saiyan Cunber has an advantage over the combined might of Super Saiyan God Goku and Golden Cooler, and proves a match for Goku: Xeno and Vegeta: Xeno in their Super Saiyan 4 forms. Against Super Saiyan 4 Vegito: Xeno, Cunber utilizes his Super Saiyan 3 form, they manage to push him back before defusing, Super Saiyan 3 Cunber then proceeds to battle Ultra Instinct Goku - who manages to defeat him.

Techniques and Special Abilities

Evil Saiyan shadow hands

Evil Saiyan Cunber with his shadow hands active

  • Floating Shadow Hands - As Cunber's arms are inside his straight jacket as the Evil Saiyan, he uses two large shadow hands separate from his body. He is still able to use these hands once freeing himself from the straitjacket.
    • Désastre Claw - Cunber enlarges one of his shadow hands into a massive claw and attacks with it. This is Cunber's super attack as "Evil Saiyan".
  • Corruption - Cunber is able to corrupt people who are affected by his ki. This caused Goku to become Super Saiyan: Berserk.
  • Désastre Eraser - Cunber creates his shadows hands, using them in addition to his actual hands. Each hand creates a ball of dark ki before combining the four into a larger sphere, firing it as a powerful energy wave afterward.
  • Power Ball - Cunber is able to create a power ball, allowing him to channel Blutz Waves and take on the Great Ape transformations.

Forms and Transformations

Great Ape

Main article: Great Ape While Cunber has never been seen transformed into a standard Great Ape, as he has a tail, he can by extension enter this form when exposed to enough Blutz Waves. These are acquired either naturally from sunlight reflected off celestial bodies like a full-Moon or artificially by a Power Ball. As seen from a higher state of this transformation, Cunber would retain full rationality in this form. Cunber's tail was cut off in the manga, meaning he can no longer take on the Great Ape form through normal means.

Evil Saiyan

Evil Saiyan Kanba

Cunber as "Evil Saiyan"

Cunber is forced into this restrained state by the straitjacket placed on him by Fu. In this form he is simply known as Evil Saiyan. In this state his skin turns tanner, his eyes turn pupil-less eyes and he is surrounded by an extremely malicious aura that can cause other Saiyans to become Super Saiyan: Berserk. His dark aura can be stretched and shaped into a myriad of solid constructs, such as two large, shadowy hands that could function for him. This state can also be used together with his Super Saiyan forms.

Super Saiyan

Main article: Super Saiyan

SSJ Kanba

Super Saiyan Cunber

At an unknown point in time, Cunber obtained this form. In it, his skin changes to a lighter complexion, his hair turns golden, can produce a golden aura, and his eyes turn green. Unlike most Saiyans whose hairstyle changes drastically once entering this form, Cunber's hairstyle remains basically the same, apart from his front bang appearing to lift up slightly to the right and sharpening in shape. Also unlike other Saiyans, Cunber has visible black pupils within his green irises when turning Super Saiyan.

Golden Great Ape

Main article: Golden Great Ape

Kanba ape

Great Ape Cunber

Cunber possesses the Golden Great Ape form, which is simply referred to as "Great Ape Cunber".[4] Unlike other Golden Great Apes, he has an unusual orange tinge to his fur and is much larger than usual. In this form, he can unleash Mouth Blasts that are sustainable, even be used in a sweeping nature take out more than one target in one pass. Cunber is so powerful he can cause serious damage to the sealing spell that surrounds the Prison Planet (while clashing with Vegito in the manga), a feat even the combined Kamehamehas of Super Saiyan 4 Goku: Xeno and Super Saiyan Blue Goku could not replicate. Despite his massive size, he becomes even faster in this form. He also retains full rationality in this form, able to clearly talk and fight with no impeding to his normal battle tactics. Cunber's tail was cut off in the manga, meaning he can no longer take on the Golden Great Ape form through normal means.

Super Saiyan 3

Main article: Super Saiyan 3

Super Saiyan 3 Kunber anime

Super Saiyan 3 Cunber

While it's unknown how he originally obtained it, he first demonstrated it when becoming enraged by losing his Great Ape form against Fu. In this form, his hair spikes out more wildly than usual and he loses his eyebrows, instead being replaced by a very pronounced brow ridge. Noticeably, the aura he produces is not a flowing golden one like the form's other users, but instead he retains his usual aura: a column of solid black ki with a red inner area that crackles with black electricity. He is seeming able to access this form's full power for extended period of time as he is able to instantly enter this form without delay. This is probably because he retains his Saiyan tail.

Video Game Appearances

Voice Actors

  • Japanese: Rikiya Koyama

Battles

Manga
  • Cunber (Evil Saiyan) vs. Goku (Super Saiyan Blue)
  • Cunber (Evil Saiyan) vs. Cooler (Final Form) and Future Trunks
  • Cunber (Evil Saiyan) vs. Goku (Super Saiyan God) and Vegeta (Super Saiyan Blue)
  • Cunber (Base/Super Saiyan/Golden Great Ape) vs. Vegito (Super Saiyan Blue/Super Saiyan Blue Kaio-ken)
Anime
  • Cunber (Evil Saiyan) vs. Goku (Base/Super Saiyan 2) and Vegeta
  • Cunber (Evil Saiyan) vs. Cooler (Golden Frieza)
  • Cunber vs. Future Trunks (Super Saiyan/Base) and Cooler (Golden Frieza)
  • Cunber (Base/Golden Great Ape) vs. Vegito (Super Saiyan Blue/Super Saiyan Blue Kaio-ken)
  • Cunber (Golden Great Ape) vs. Goku (Base/Super Saiyan) and Vegeta (Base/Super Saiyan)
  • Cunber (Golden Great Ape) vs. Future Trunks (Super Saiyan)
  • Cunber (Golden Great Ape) vs. Vegeta and Future Trunks
  • Cunber (Golden Great Ape) vs. Cooler (Golden Frieza)
  • Cunber (Golden Great Ape) vs. Goku (Super Saiyan/Super Saiyan Blue/Super Saiyan Blue Kaio-ken)
  • Cunber (Golden Great Ape) vs. Fu (Super Fu)
  • Cunber (Evil Saiyan) vs. Goku (Super Saiyan God/Base)
  • Cunber (Base/Super Saiyan 3) vs. Goku: Xeno (Super Saiyan 4) and Vegeta: Xeno (Super Saiyan 4)
  • Cunber (Super Saiyan 3) vs. Vegito: Xeno (Super Saiyan 4)
Game
  • Cunber (Evil Saiyan) and Goku (Super Saiyan: Berserk) vs. Cooler (Golden Frieza) and Vegeta (Super Sayan Blue)
  • Cunber (Super Saiyan) vs. Vegito (Super Saiyan Blue)
  • Cunber (Super Saiyan) vs. Goku (Super Saiyan Blue Kaio-ken)
  • Cunber (Super Saiyan) vs. Goku (Super Saiyan God) and Cooler (Golden Frieza)
  • Cunber (Super Saiyan) vs. Goku: Xeno (Super Saiyan 4) and Vegeta: Xeno (Super Saiyan 4)
  • Cunber (Super Saiyan 3) vs. Vegito: Xeno (Super Saiyan 4)
  • Cunber (Super Saiyan 3) vs. Goku (Ultra Instinct)

List of characters killed by Cunber

  • Previous holder of the Six-Star Special Dragon Ball - Implied to have been killed by Cunber in the game order to take his Dragon Ball.

Trivia

  • Like other Saiyans, Cunber's name is a pun on a vegetable, in this case cucumber.
  • When Kanba turns into a Super Saiyan, he resembles Super Saiyan 3 due to keeping his pupils.
  • Cunber shares a few traits with Broly:
    • A larger than average height.
    • Unique energy capacities compared to other Saiyans.
    • Abnormally high power level in base form compared to transformed Saiyans.
    • A uniquely colored Great Ape form (orange for Cunber and green for Broly).
    • Both also have a lust for violence and fighting.
    • Both share the theme of having restraints (Cunber's straightjacket/mask and Broly's Ring).
    • Both have a deep hatred for someone (the Super Saiyan Gods for Cunber and Goku for Broly).

Gallery

References

  1. Herms' Tweet on Cumber's Name. twitter (June 21, 2018).
  2. Cunber URL. carddass.
  3. Evil Saiyan url. carddass.
  4. GGA Cunber mission. youtube (September 13, 2018).

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