"If those little twerps think they can outrun me, they've got another thing coming! And when I get my hands on them, they're gonna lose a lot more than their eyes. Do you hear me?! I'm gonna tear you apart! I'm gonna rip you to pieces! And I'm gonna love every minute of it!"
Dodoria (ドドリア, Dodoria) is an alien character and villain in the manga Dragon Ball, and the anime Dragon Ball Z. Dodoria makes brief comebacks in the movie Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn, Dragon Ball Super and Dragon Ball GT. He is a ruthless warrior and serves alongside Zarbon as one of Frieza's top two highest ranking Generals and right-hand men.
Dodoria is a large and pink alien warrior with protruding spikes on his arms and head. He also wears the common Battle Armor that most of Frieza's men have, including the shoulder pads and a green scouter. Dodoria has a rather brash and vulgar demeanor in sharp contrast to the more refined attitude seen in his comrade Zarbon. In the manga, Dodoria has only three fingers per hand while he has more human-like four fingers and a thumb in the anime.
Despite Toriyama's manga art portraying Dodoria as pink, his later Dodoria artwork for the Kanzenban despicts him as being golden skinned.
Dodoria has a rather brash and vulgar demeanor in sharp contrast to the more refined attitude seen in his comrade. He is intelligent, but often lets his anger get the best of him, which results in violent rages and an uncontrollable lust for carnage and destruction, with Frieza's strong word the only thing that can keep him calm. Dodoria can also feel extreme fear under the presence of a much stronger foe, who may have him backed into a corner with no victory opportunity in sight. He also tends to underestimate his foes. He is also rather careless when it comes to finishing his foes as a result of his habit of underestimating them.
Dragon Ball Z
Main article: Namek Saga
Dodoria accompanies Zarbon alongside their master Frieza to planet Namek in search of the planet's Dragon Balls, which Frieza plans to use to gain immortality, thus maintaining his dominance in the universe. Dodoria is able to help him collect most of the Dragon Balls by mercilessly slaughtering the Namekians as a means to extract information from them. Vegeta soon shows up on Namek with his own desire to find the Dragon Balls, and quickly kills Cui, who was sent to dispose of Vegeta. As he does so, Dodoria's scouter runs wild, telling him that Vegeta's power level is 24,000, which Dodoria dismisses as a malfunction given that would have meant Vegeta was stronger than him.
At the same time, a group of three Namekian warriors arrive to save the survivors of Frieza's most recent attack. Dodoria reads the Namekian warriors' power levels as lower than Frieza's soldiers, and proceeds to mock them. However, the group of Namekians power up and kill Frieza's low-level minions easily, confusing Dodoria. After the village elder Moori ruined their chances of locating the other Dragon Balls by destroying their scouters, Dodoria attempts to attack the elderly Namekian in revenge, although he is quickly called back by Frieza to deal with the three Namekian warriors first. Dodoria makes quick work of the three on Frieza's orders, brutally slaughtering the Namekians without mercy, also citing when they try to gang up on him that he is able to handle ten of them. In the hopes of preventing further bloodshed, Moori then reveals the location of the Dragon Ball in his village. Frieza asks him to reveal the location of the other villages as payment for Moori's earlier destruction of their scouters. Moori refuses and orders Cargo and Dende to run away while he buys them time. Dodoria kills Cargo (in the manga this was actually Frieza's doing) with a blast over Moori's shoulder, and then grabs Moori in a choke hold before brutally cracking his neck. As Dodoria moves along to finish Dende, Gohan in a rage intervenes by kicking Dodoria into a Namekian house, thus Krillin and Gohan save the young Namekian. Dodoria, enraged by their interference, is ordered by Frieza to pursue them. Dodoria catches up to the three of them quite swiftly, briefly managing to capture Krillin. However, he is halted by the temporary blindness that Krillin's Solar Flare attack induces, allowing them to seek refuge.
Once Dodoria comes to his senses, he unleashes his Maximum Buster, demolishing the land below. Convinced that this onslaught was enough to finish Krillin, Dodoria makes his return to Frieza, apparently not noticing that Krillin had survived his attack by floating high above him. As he makes his way back to Frieza, Dodoria is attacked and forced into the waters below by an unknown force. Upon surfacing, he finds his assailant to have been none other than Vegeta, who has now decided to betray Frieza to achieve immortality and destroy Frieza, and conquer the universe. Dodoria encourages him to run away while he can, but Vegeta decides to challenge Dodoria instead.
Angered by Vegeta's confidence, Dodoria attempts to finish Vegeta quickly with the Maximum Buster. Easily avoiding the attacks, Vegeta forces Dodoria into submission. Dodoria also realizes the true extent of Vegeta's power after remembering the time when Vegeta's powering up caused Zarbon's scouter to break, and attempts to get a scouter from Vegeta, only for the latter to decide to crush it under his feet. In an attempt to save himself, Dodoria tries to bargain with Vegeta, offering to tell the secret behind the destruction of the Saiyan homeworld. Vegeta takes him up on the offer and releases Dodoria, who informs Vegeta of the planet's true fate, and at the same time takes the opportunity to try and fly back to Frieza. Vegeta, however, is not in a forgiving mood and ruthlessly eliminates the fleeing Dodoria with a large energy wave.
Dragon Ball Super
Golden Frieza Saga
Main article: Golden Frieza Saga
Dodoria and Zarbon make brief cameo appearances along with the Ginyu Force in Dragon Ball Super Episode 19 when Sorbet describes that the army suffered a great loss when Frieza and his elites were defeated on Namek. Dodoria is seen along with Zarbon in reference to Frieza's forces being vanquished in the past and his silhouette is visible in the image along with Frieza, Zarbon, and the Ginyu Force. They appear as silhouette images standing beneath Frieza in a distinct style. Dodoria is given a pink shade and appears on the lower left side of the full image.
Dodoria is seen once again in Tagoma's flashback in which Tagoma explains that he once saw Frieza with him and Captain Ginyu.
He is mentioned again in Dragon Ball Super Episode 20 by Sorbet in reference to Tagoma's power being comparable to that of Zarbon and Dodoria. After Tagoma suggests that they do not strike back at the Saiyans, Frieza declares that neither of his elites showcased such cowardice and blasts Tagoma for the insulting comparison.
Dodoria is seen alongside Zarbon again in Dragon Ball Super Episode 26 as a clear flashback given by Frieza showcasing both of them in their initial first appearance during the Namek Saga.
Dragon Ball GT
Super 17 Saga
Main article: Super 17 Saga
Zarbon and Dodoria return from Hell in Dragon Ball GT. Similar to his brief escape in the movie Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn, Dodoria escapes from Hell alongside Zarbon and they wreak havoc on Earth with other villains. However, he is defeated again and sent back when the Z Fighters come to face all of the previously defeated foes.
Bardock - The Father of Goku
Dodoria is shown as one of Frieza's top two henchmen, the other being Zarbon. Within Frieza's majestic ship, they attend to matters at hand. The most recent news is the power that the Saiyans are quickly gaining. Zarbon warns Frieza of the Saiyan threat and advises him that it would be smart to eradicate them before they become a threat to his huge empire. Dodoria and a group of his elites are sent to planet Meat to eradicate Bardock and his team of fighters (Fasha, Borgos, Shugesh, and Tora). Before eliminating Tora, Tora demands to know why Dodoria and his men betrayed the Saiyans, with Dodoria chuckling by replying it was all part of Frieza's plan. Dodoria and his henchmen are successful in killing most of the team, but Dodoria carelessly leaves Bardock alive after delivering one heavily powerful Mouth Energy Wave at him.
Bardock is so battered and beaten, he is left limping after Dodoria's onslaught. Dodoria later returns to Frieza. Zarbon warns him of his recklessness and Dodoria's negligence angers Frieza. However, Frieza reassures him that it will not be necessary to kill Bardock separately since he has decided to destroy the entire Saiyan race. Bardock tries to relay the message about Frieza's attack but nobody believes him. Bardock challenges Frieza alone, but ultimately shares the fate of his planet when it, along with all its inhabitants are obliterated. Dodoria and Zarbon are the only two surviving witnesses to Frieza's powerful blast, as the rest of Frieza's fighters who were present were caught in the attack, since they had been sent out to hold down Bardock.
Other Dragon Ball Stories
Episode of Bardock
Main article: Dragon Ball: Episode of Bardock
Dodoria makes a brief appearance in the first chapter of Dragon Ball: Episode of Bardock, during Bardock's failed last stand against Frieza. It is interesting to note that unlike in Dragon Ball Z: Bardock - The Father of Goku, Zarbon and Dodoria are actually alongside Frieza when he blows up Planet Vegeta (in the special, they stay inside the ship).
Dragon Ball Online
Dodoria appears during the fifth Time Machine Quest in the computer game Dragon Ball Online; he is attacking a Namekian village with Frieza, and is then sent after Krillin, Gohan, and Dende. After Dodoria is defeated by Vegeta, his smoldering corpse is discovered by Towa. She revives and brainwashes him thanks to a green Time Breaker stone, and manages to turn him into a giant. Dodoria fights the Time Patrol, but is defeated and killed once more.
- Manga and Anime
As one of Frieza's elites, Dodoria is fairly powerful. He is shown to easily defeat the warrior Namekians he faces off against with a single blow each. However he is completely outmatched by Vegeta (who has a power level of 24,000) and is easily dispatched by the Saiyan.
- Statements by author and guidebooks
Dodoria is stated to have a power level of 22,000 in Daizenshuu 7.
Dodoria uses his brute force to overpower his opponents. He is intelligent, but his anger seems to get the best of him at times. Dodoria has the generic powers that many other Dragon Ball characters share, including the ability to throw numerous exceptionally powerful rapid blasts. He can also emit blasts from his mouth as well, most commonly known as Mouth Energy Waves. The most noticeable trait that Dodoria has is his ability to throw his weight around. He is extremely fast for his rotund body and he can perform multiple spins and aerial strikes regardless of his size.
The Maximum Buster is an orange beam used by Dodoria in the Namek Saga. He first uses it in an attempt to kill Krillin, Gohan, and Dende in one blast. They are able to avoid that attack and go unnoticed by Dodoria who assumes they are dead because it was supposedly too powerful for them to handle. It is later used in an attempt to destroy Vegeta, again to no avail. The technique is performed by holding both hands in the air and charging up a large ball of energy, eventually unleashing a huge beam. The technique was name in the Budokai Tenkaichi series, where it is Dodoria's Ultimate Blast. It is named Dodoria Beam in Budokai 1 and Full Power Energy Wave in Legend of the Super Saiyan, Budokai Tenkaichi 1 and 2. Also used in Dragon Ball Heroes. It appears under the name Dodoria Launcher in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2.
- Flight – The ability to fly with the use of ki.
- Ki Blast – The most basic form of energy wave.
- Dodoria Big Blaster – A combination of many energy waves fired at a rapid rate. Named in the Dragon Ball Z: Budokai, and also used in the RPG game Dragon Ball Z: Legend of the Super Saiyan and when summoned in Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2.
- Dodoria's Blow – Used to kill one of the three Namekian warriors from Moori's village.
- Critical Upper - An uppercut punch used to defeat Tora. Named in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2.
- Dodoria Head Breaker – Used to kill one of the three Namekian warriors from Moori's village. It is called Dodoria Headbutt in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2.
- Energy Cannon – A Mouth Energy Wave used to attack Bardock on planet Meat and to kill one of the three Namekian warriors from Moori's village on Namek.
- Tri-Form – Only used in anime filler in order to attack the Namekians.
- Blind Meteor – A combo move exclusive to the Nintendo DS game Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2. Frieza summons Zarbon and Dodoria, then Dodoria fires a beam and Zarbon fires the Elegant Blaster with Frieza finishing the opponent off.
- Dodoria Typhoon – A grapple toss used by Dodoria in Budokai 1.
- Dodoria Ultra Spike – Dodoria kicks the opponent up in the air, and then kicks them and punches them down again. Used in Budokai 1.
- Exploding Wave – One of Dodoria's techniques in Dragon Ball Z II: Gekishin Freeza.
- Gatling Head Breaker – A rush attack used in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2.
- False Courage – One of Dodoria's Blast 1 in the Budokai Tenkaichi series.
- Pump Up – One of Dodoria's Blast 1 in the Budokai Tenkaichi series.
- Head Attack - Dodoria's signature attack in the Raging Blast Series.
- Giga Boost - An upward dashing technique used by Dodoria as one of his Super Skills in Xenoverse 2.
- Villainous Mode - Dodoria obtains this power up in Parallel Quest: "Power Berserkers" in Xenoverse 2.
- Bloody Sauce - A dark energy sphere Super Skill used by demons and those under the influence of Dark Magic. Used by Dark Dodoria in Xenoverse 2.
- Monster Throw - One of Zarbon's techniques, Dodoria grabs the opponent with a piledriver and releasing them as they are sent crashing down into the ground, inflicting a high amount of damage. One of Dodoria's Special Moves in Dragon Ball Fusions.
Video game appearances
Dodoria is a boss in Dragon Ball Z II: Gekishin Freeza, Dragon Ball Z: Legend of the Super Saiyan, Dragon Ball Z: Super Gokuden: Kakusei-Hen, Dragon Ball Z: Goku Gekitōden, Dragon Ball Z: Scouter Battle Taikan Kamehameha, and Dragon Ball Z: Harukanaru Densetsu. In Legend of the Super Saiyan, the boss fight ensues after he destroys the team's spaceship. In those video games, Dodoria gets color edits that appear as recurring foes: the golden Kabosu (カーボス) in Gekishin Freeza, and the teal Gorman (ゴーマン; called "Dren" or "Jaklu" in English versions) and the golden Aprico (アプリコ; called "Bobo" or "Ghoko" in English versions) in Legend of the Super Saiyan.
He is a support-type character in Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2, Dragon Ball Z: Bakuretsu Impact and Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden. In Supersonic Warriors 2, Cooler's story mode includes a side-story where he comes to Earth as Metal Cooler (nucleus) with the Big Gete Star and, after defeating Super Saiyan Goku and Super Saiyan Vegeta in West City, uses the Dragon Balls to revive the Ginyu Force alongside Zarbon and Dodoria. In the scenario, Dodoria plays the role of Cooler's informer about the latter's army progress on conquering Earth; he usually appears saying "we have a problem" whenever an opponent appears. At one point, Zarbon mocks him that all he knows to say is that line. Dodoria and Zarbon join Cooler to battle Android 17, Android 18 and Android 20, and later to battle Cell in his Semi-Perfect form. When Cell transforms into his Perfect form, the Ginyu Force persuades Cooler, Zarbon and Dodoria to join them in their Fighting Pose after Cooler promised them to do so if they help him to defeat Perfect Cell.
Dodoria is a playable character in numerous Dragon Ball Z fighting games, some of which include Dragon Ball Z: Budokai, the Budokai Tenkaichi series (including Tenkaichi Tag Team, the Raging Blast games, Ultimate Tenkaichi, and Dragon Ball Z For Kinect), Dragon Ball Heroes, Dragon Ball Kai: Ultimate Butōden, Dragon Ball: Ultimate Swipe, Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle, Dragon Ball Fusions, and Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. He reappears in the Dragon Ball Z: Budokai HD Collection.
In Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, Dodoria and Zarbon are taken over by Towa's Dark Magic and both of them chase after Gohan, Krillin, and Dende inside of Dodoria alone as in the originally history. The Future Warrior (Xenoverse 2) is sent to help Krillin, Gohan, and Dende escape. Zarbon orders Dodoria to chase after the others while he fights the meddlesome Future Warrior, which restores the original history when Dodoria is attacked by Vegeta. After defeating Zarbon and Lord Slug, the Future Warrior assists Vegeta in fighting Dodoria after he is powered up by Dark Magic. Eventually Dodoria flees and is killed by Vegeta restoring the original history.
Dodoria also appears inside the time rift anomaly around Frieza's Spaceship. Inside the alternate timeline within the rift, Dodoria and Zarbon have started rival factions among Frieza's Forces which Frieza tolerates. While working undercover as a member of Frieza's Army, the Future Warrior can join either Dodoria's or Zarbon's faction which will change the missions they take on Frieza's Ship. In conversations with Combatants onboard, it is implied that Dodoria takes good care of his men despite his brutal personality, often taking them out to eat after successful missions. Many of those who follow Dodoria do so due to his perceived better treatment and due to their dislike of Zarbon's narcissism. If they side with Dodoria, he and the Warrior will attack Zarbon and his faction. After Zarbon is defeated, Dodoria will allow Zarbon to live after he yields to their power. Later the Future Warrior will be given the option of betraying Dodoria, allowing them to defeat him in order to move up within the ranks. If they choose Zarbon, the Warrior and Zarbon will attack Dodoria and his faction. Zarbon and the Warrior will spare Dodoria after he yields and begs for his life.
After defeating Frieza and Cooler on Namek in the main story, Dodoria will appear in the skies Namek Area of Conton City. If the Future Warrior approaches the Namek Area using Flight, Dodoria will challenge them to a fight. If the Future Warrior defeats him, he will reveal they have passed his little test and allows them to fly freely within the Namek Area which allows to reach Zarbon, Captain Ginyu, and Frieza for training. The Future Warrior can also return later to take Dodoria's Initiation Test in order to train under him and learn his skills. The Warrior can also recruit Dodoria to be their instructor at the Patroller Academy, allowing them to interact with him and may also cause him show up during Parallel Quests to assist the Future Warrior when they are having trouble. In one of his conversions with the Future Warrior, he humorously mispronounces the word narcissist as Narciscissor when he is complaining about how he hates Zarbon's narcissistic personality.
During the Frieza's Siege event, Dodoria is one the many invading members of the Frieza Force that the Future Warrior may encounter and will make reference to the Warrior's choice of faction within the Frieza's Spaceship time rift anomaly before fighting the Warrior. After being defeated, Dodoria may drop a pieces (Upper Body, Lower Body, and Feet) of Tracksuit (Dodoria Colors) which is a described as Frieza Force Tracksuit in Dodoria's colors.
- Japanese: Yukitoshi Hori (Dragon Ball Z), Takashi Nagasako (Dragon Ball Kai and Episode of Bardock)
- Ocean Group dub: Paul Dobson
- FUNimation dub: Chris Forbis (Dragon Ball Z and video games through 2007), Mike McFarland (Raging Blast), John Swasey (DBZ Kai and video games from Raging Blast 2 onwards)
- AB Groupe dub: Ed Marcus
- Latin American dub: Mario Sauret
- German dub: Helmut Gauss
- Italian dub: Luca Bottale
- French dub: Pierre Trabaud
- Portuguese dub: António Semedo
- Brazilian Portuguese dub: Gilberto Baroli, Ronaldo Artinic (episode 104)
- Hungarian dub: Emma Bessenyei
- Catalan dub: Jordi Vila
- Hebrew dub: Yoram Yosefsberg, Ido Mosseri (Bardock - The Father of Goku)
- Dragon Ball Z
- Dodoria vs. Namekians (Elders, Fighters)
- Dodoria vs. Vegeta
- Dodoria and his team vs. Bardock
- His name comes from the Japanese word for the durian fruit.
- In the episode "To the Promised Resort! Vegeta Takes a Family Trip!", there is a strong reference serving as a nod to Zarbon and Dodoria when Vegeta is seen with twigs sticking out of his hair and two fruits on both sides that serve as the pun, a Pomelo (Zarbon) sticking out of one side and a Durian (Dodoria) sticking out of the other. Both Zarbon and Dodoria served as primary antagonists to Vegeta.
- Dodoria, along with Zarbon, are the first and final villains to appear onscreen in the history of all Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT. When looking at the manga timeline chronologically, the first movie to take place is the Bardock - The Father of Goku TV Special, where Zarbon and Dodoria appear first (not counting Vegeta, who switches sides). In the final episode of Dragon Ball GT (episode 64), Zarbon and Dodoria are the final villains to appear onscreen when Goku remembers all the villains who escaped from Hell.
- In the Hungarian dub, Dodoria is a woman, albeit with a very deep voice.
- In the portugese dub, Dodoria sings opera https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQVov2BNIcw
- ↑ Dragon Ball Volume ‘F’ , 2015
- ↑ Daizenshuu 7, 1995
- ↑ as stated in the Bardock TV Special through communicator transmissions
- ↑ Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, 2016
- ↑ Daizenshuu 7, 1995