|Average Height||Roughly 5–6 feet|
Demons are evil creatures who enjoy using their power to torment, torture and/or kill those who are weaker than themselves. In the Dragon Ball series, demons usually are bulky, grey/green/blue, and have three toes on each foot. Most of them live in the Demon World, under the leadership of an evil-hearted deity called Makaioshin.
Demons first appeared in the series in the movie Dragon Ball: Sleeping Princess in Devil's Castle where they live in the Devil's Castle, located on the Devil's Hand, and under the leadership of Lucifer. With the exception of Ghastel, Lucifer's demons usually use machine guns and bazookas to attack their opponents.
Demons later appeared in the filler episode "Goku Goes to Demon Land" as followers of Shula, the "King of the Demon World". Shula managed to open the giant entrance to the demon world, and kept it open for a while by wedging his cursed sword in its door, thus allowing many demons to continually tormented the nearby kingdom during nightfall. Contrary to Lucifer's demons, Shula's followers do not use weapons but practice martial arts.
Another "King of Demons" is Dabura, who was first seen taken under the control of the wizard Babidi. Despite being king of demons, he was the first to fall to Majin Buu when he was released by Babidi. When he is next encountered in the Other World in the anime, his emotions have changed significantly: he became a kind, very caring creature and helps Bulma, Chi-Chi, and Videl look for Gohan because at this time they all think he had been killed by Buu even though he had not.
Other notable demons that appear in Akira Toriyama's manga series are Chivil from Dr. Slump, Ackman from Go! Go! Ackman, Beelzebub from Sand Land, and Jajan from Nekomajin. Both Chivil and Ackman kill people to sell their soul and earn money from their demon master.
Garlic and his son Garlic Jr., introduced in the movie Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone, are also Demon Clan leaders. Contrary to King Piccolo's Demon Clan composed of Namekians and Mutated Nameks, Garlic and his son are from planet Makyo (Makyo means "Devil's Cave" in Japanese, which is the "Realm of Demons" in Japanese Buddhism). Garlic assembled a demon army after being outclassed by the Nameless Namekian as successor for the then-current Guardian of Earth. An enraged Garlic led an attack on Kami's Lookout in an attempt to take the position by force. The aging Guardian, however, managed to seal Garlic and the majority of his followers. To avenge his father, Garlic Jr. and his demonic followers (Ginger, Nicky, and Sansho) attack and try to kill the Nameless Namekian counterparts (Piccolo and Kami) whom Garlic Jr. blames for his father's demise. Years later, Garlic Jr. forms another Demon Clan with the Spice Boys (Spice, Vinegar, Mustard, and Salt), and uses Black Water Mist to turn humans who breath in it into evil "vampires" who worship him and the Spice Boys.
Another Demon Clan led by a Namekian, Lord Slug, is featured in the movie Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug. Unlike King Piccolo's Demon Clan which consisted of his mutated offspring, Lord Slug's Demon Clan consists of beings of which the true origin is not revealed. They have both a hatred and a weakness to sunlight, like Lucifer and his demons.
Main articles: Ghost, Majin, Ogre, Skeleton, and Zombie The Ogres (鬼, Oni) that appear in the series are, in the Japanese mythology, something of a mix between a demon and a troll. They assist King Yemma and take care of the Other World.
The Majin is a race of magic-created demons. The most famous Majin is Majin Buu who was created by Bibidi. They are not be confused with people under control of Babidi's magic who are also called "Majins". In the movies, there is two other magic-created demons: Janemba who appears in Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn and Hirudegarn in Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon. Ozotto, who appears in the arcade game Dragon Ball Z: V.R.V.S., is also a Majin.
Video game appearancesEdit
Demons are spectators in the Devil's Toilet battle stage in the arcade game Dragon Ball Z 2: Super Battle. Fire Demons, Miniature Demons, and Majins (Gogyo Majin/Ensei Majin/Spring Majin) are enemies in the Nintendo DS game Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans. In addition to Miira and Towa, demons similar to Spike the Devil Man are enemies in the computer game Dragon Ball Online.
List of demonsEdit
- Regular demons
- Dabura – King until being taken by Babidi. Is later killed by Majin Buu in Age 774.
- Shula – Appears in the episode "Goku Goes to Demon Land". As the King of the Demon World.
- Melee – A female demon who appears in "Goku Goes to Demon Land".
- Gola – A male demon who appears in "Goku Goes to Demon Land".
- Lucifer – Appears in the movie Sleeping Princess in Devil's Castle. He is a demonic deity.
- Ghastel – Appears in Sleeping Princess in Devil's Castle.
- Spike the Devil Man – One of Fortuneteller Baba's fighters. He has an older sister called Majon.
- Miira – A male demon. One of the main villains in the computer video game Dragon Ball Online.
- Towa – A female demon. One of the main villains in the computer video game Dragon Ball Online.
- Demon Clan
- King Piccolo (leader)
- Piano, Tambourine, Cymbal, Drum, and all the other unnamed Mutated Nameks
- Piccolo Jr.
- Garlic (leader)
- Garlic Jr. (leader)
- Ginger, Nicky, and Sansho
- Spice Boys (Spice, Vinegar, Salt, Mustard)
- Magic beings
- Majin Buu – Created by Bibidi.
- Janemba – Created from pure evil.
- Hirudegarn – Created by the Kashvar.
- Lord Yao's group
|Other World beings|
|Supreme Kais||Old Kai/Future Old Kai • Grand Supreme Kai • Northern Supreme Kai • Eastern Supreme Kai/Future Supreme Kai • Western Supreme Kai • Southern Supreme Kai|
|Kais||Grand Kai • North Kai • East Kai • West Kai • South Kai|
|Ogres||King Yemma • Megaphone Ogre • Guide • Sweeper • Goz • Mez • Saike Demon|
|Other beings||Alien Announcer • Annin • Bills • Bubbles • Darkness • Demons • Enma • Ghosts • Gregory • Janemba/Future Janemba • Kibito/Future Kibito • Kibito Kai • Korin • Majon • Makaios • Makaioshins • Montgomery • Mr. Popo • Old Witch • Oracle Fish • Princess Snake • Princess Snake's Attendants • Shin-jins • Shusugoro • Spike the Devil Man • Sprites • Sugoro • Trampire • Whis • Zombies|
|Other World Tournament||Arqua • Caterpy • Chapuchai • Froug • Gorilla • Maraikoh • Mijorin • Olibu • Other World Fighter • Papoi • Pikkon/Future Pikkon • Sarta • Tapkar • Torbie|
- ↑ The Makyan Nicky is seen eating apples in Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone, 1989
- ↑ In the anime, during Goku's first visit to Hell in the Vegeta Saga, it is revealed by Goz and Mez that there is a tree in Hell that grows fruit that only the Ogre King Yemma is allowed to eat
- ↑ It is implied that Mamba eats human children
- ↑ Dragon Ball: Super Exciting Guide, 2009
- ↑ Daizenshuu 7, 1996