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Destructo Disk
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気円斬
Kienzan
Alternate names Circle of Chi/Ki
Chi Circle Razor
Energy Circle Razor
Magnetic Disks
Ki-Enzan
Cerchio Magico (Italian Dub)
Al-Mirwaḥa (المروحة, "The fan"; Arabic Dub)
Debut Manga: "The Time Draws Near"
Anime: "Nimbus Speed"
Inventor Krillin
Users Krillin
Vegeta
Frieza
Amond
Goku
Cell
Cell Juniors
Android 18
Baby Vegeta
Super Buu
Master Roshi[1]
Class Energy Disc
Color       &       or       &       or       or       &       (Amond)
Similar Chain Destructo Disk Barrage
Death Saucer
Mystic Shooter
Dual Destructo Disk
Splitting Headache

Directory: TechniquesOffensive techniquesEnergy discs

Destructo Disk (気円斬, Kienzan) is Krillin's signature technique and one of his most powerful attacks. The Destructo Disk is a razor-sharp disk of energy that can slice through anything. It is however infamous for its main weaknesses: which are that it is generally slow to create, it lacks accuracy, and it cannot be guided once it is thrown.

Overview

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Goku using the Destructo Disk in The Tree of Might

Krillin uses this technique for the first time in the series against Nappa, but the Saiyan dodges it thanks to Vegeta's advice, resulting in only a gash on his cheek.[2] He tries the technique again shortly later, in an attempt to cut off Great Ape Vegeta's tail, but Vegeta also manages to dodge it.[3] A few months later, Krillin uses the Destructo Disk against Gohan in their mental battle while on their spaceship heading to Namek.[4] Krillin later uses the Destructo Disk in a battle with the giant on Fake Namek, causing considerable damage (this giant is one of the only four characters to be hit directly by Krillin's Destructo Disk, the others being the three main villains of the show: Frieza, Cell, and Kid Buu), though it should be noted that this giant was only an illusion.[5] Later, on Namek, Krillin is able to slice off Frieza's tail while he is in his second form, as well as let loose several Destructo Disks at once.[6] During the battle, Krillin also uses a version that splits apart and attacks the target from multiple angles (anime only).[6] In the Garlic Jr. Saga, Krillin uses the Destructo Disk on Vinegar, who catches it in his bare hand and throws it away.[7] Using the Destructo Disk technique, Krillin hits Cell in the neck to no effect (anime only).[8] Seven years later, Krillin cuts Kid Buu in half with the Destructo Disk while the Majin is on Grand Kai's planet in the afterlife, though Kid Buu is able to use his unique powers and immediately pull himself back together, not to anyone's surprise (anime only).[9] Krillin later uses the Destructo Disk in Dragon Ball: Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!! to save his family from a collapsing building.

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Goku fires a Destructo Disk at Super Buu

Vegeta, Goku, and Android 18 have similar attacks to the Destructo Disk. Vegeta used it during the Vegeta Saga to cut off Great Ape Gohan's tail.[10] He later used a Destructo Disk again to free Goku from Cooler's wires in Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler. Goku used it in Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might, also to cut off Great Ape Gohan's tail, thus saving him from Turles' Kill Driver attack. Goku later used it to cut off Super Buu (w/ Gotenks absorbed) in half when he came to Earth in the Fusion Saga.[11]

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Perfect Cell using a double Destructo Disk against Gohan

Perfect Cell used the Destructo Disk against Super Saiyan 2 Gohan as one of his last-ditch attacks to defeat him, only for Gohan to catch them mid-air and then de-energize them.[12]

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Android 18 charging a Disk

Android 18 uses it when she faces "Mighty Mask" in the World Martial Arts Tournament to reveal him as Trunks and Goten in costume.[13] Super Buu also can use a similar attack except his variation is red. He used this once against Goku and Vegeta before they fused in an anime filler scene: both Saiyans fired Energy Beams at Buu, but Buu countered with a volley of red Destructo Disk-like attacks called Mystic Shooter that cut through his two assailant's Ki beams and created hundreds of miniature blasts in the process.[14]

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Baby prepares a Destructo Disk

In Dragon Ball GT, Baby appears to prepare a Destructo Disk to attack Uub, but he is interrupted by an energy wave from Uub.[15] Baby and his possessed followers are capable of performing Ki blasts that can cut people's skin easily (as shown by Baby Goten managing to cut Vegeta's face with a deflected Ki Blast). However, Krillin's Destructo Disk is moderately more potent than these and very rarely explodes if it hits a target too tough to pierce.

Unlike energy blasts, the Destructo Disk can actually injure enemies many times the wielder's power level, such as being able to cut off Frieza's tail when energy blasts from the likes of Vegeta and Gohan proved ineffective. In the anime only, Krillin uses it once on Perfect Cell, with the disk shattering on Cell's neck, being too tough for even Krillin's ki disk's "edge" to cut.

Appearances in games

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Android 18's Destructo Disk in Budokai Tenkaichi 3

Krillin can use this technique in the Gokuden RPG series and Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans. It is one the super attacks used by Krillin, as well as Android 18, in the Butōden series, the Budokai series (including Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit), Dragon Ball Heroes, and Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z. Weaker versions of the Destructo Disk are also used by Vegeta and Frieza in Butōden series. The Destructo Disk is also used by Krillin in Dragon Ball Z: Taiketsu and Dragon Ball Z For Kinect, and by Krillin and Goku Super Dragon Ball Z.

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Krillin's Destructo-Disc in Dragon Ball Z For Kinect

In the Budokai Tenkaichi video game series, it is Krillin's Ultimate Blast, one of the Blast 2 used by Android 18, and Goku's charged Ki Blast when jumping. It appears also as one of Perfect Cell's Blast 2 in Budokai Tenkaichi 1 and Budokai Tenkaichi 2.

The Destructo Disk also appears as a skill acquired at level 26 by Humans of the Spiritualist class in the computer game Dragon Ball Online. Unlike the original technique, the energy disk does not dismember the target; it instead passes through the opponent and this trait is substituted by the effect of constant bleed damage every few seconds over a course of time.

Character meaning

  • 気 (Ki) = Energy
  • 円 (En) = Circle
  • 斬 (Zan) = Slice; behead; kill

Variations

Death Saucer

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Frieza's Death Saucer in Dragon Ball GT

Death Saucer is an improved version of the Destructo Disk created by Frieza and which has the ability to follow a certain target around. Cell can use both versions; Krillin as well as everyone else are shocked when Cell unveils this technique, and Krillin even questions whether Cell improved the attack. Cell also uses the attack in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi.

In the Super 17 Saga, while Goku is fighting Frieza and Cell in Hell, Frieza uses a Destructo Disk attack against Goku. He shouts "Destructo Disk!" when throwing it, and is able to control it a little better, but Goku jumps on it, riding it. Frieza throws another one at him, and he balances it on the tip of a spike, so that it would not touch him.

Amond's Destructo Disk

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Amond's disk-launching technique

The Crusher Corps. commander, Amond, uses an unnamed disk-launching technique where he spins on himself before launching a razor-sharp disk of energy. He used this technique to deflect Krillin's Destructo Disk in The Tree of Might.

Consecutive Disks

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Krillin's Chain Destructo Disk Barrage

Turtle Hermit, one of two optional classes succeeding the Spiritualist class in the computer game Dragon Ball Online, can acquire the stronger, rapid-fire variation called Consecutive Disks that is thrown in succession. This technique has area-of-effect properties ("5x8 Meter Radius In Front of and Including Single Target"), causes an additional 50% of the damage dealt if hitting the target(s) from behind, and while this version does not cause bleed damage, it stuns the opponents.

Dual Destructo-Disk

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Krillin and Android 18's Dual Destructo-Disk

A team attack used by Krillin and Android 18 in the video game Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2. Krillin and Android 18 charge up a massive Destructo Disk, then launches it at the opponent. Before contact, it splits into multiple disks, which then damage the opponent. Similar to the Destructo Disk Krillin used against Frieza on Planet Namek.

Spirit Saucer

The combination of the Krillin's Destructo Disk with Yamcha's Spirit Ball used as one of their team attacks in the RPG Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans.

Trivia

  • In the Bridge Entertainment version of The Tree of Might, Krillin refers to this attack as his "Magnetic Disks."

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