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"We Tuffles tried to help the Saiyans. And all they gave us in return was death and destruction. I will never forgive Saiyans for what they did to us, even if God does."
Dr. Raichi (Dr.ライチー; Dr. Raichī) is the secondary antagonist of the OVA Dragon Ball Z: Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans. He first appeared in the video game Dragon Ball Z Gaiden: Saiyajin Zetsumetsu Keikaku.
In the Tuffles' prime, Dr. Raichi was the greatest scientist of their civilization. In Age 730, the Saiyans eventually massacred the entire Tuffle race and conquered the planet, renaming it Planet Vegeta in honor of their king. Raichi makes a desperate attempt to escape with his most esteemed invention, Hatchiyack, but he is kicked towards his super computer and killed as his capsule prepares for liftoff. The capsule finds refuge on the Dark Planet, a planet at the end of the universe. There, the super computer Hatchiyack continues incubating until it conceives the Ghost Warriors; among them is a renewed Dr. Raichi, Ghost Raichi (ゴースト・ライチー), whose only wish is to eradicate the last remaining Saiyans.
Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans
The scientist releases Destron Gas on Earth, which disturbs the Z Fighters concentration in using ki attacks. They defeat the monsters that guard the Destron generators, then Ghost Warriors of past villains appear to attack. This is all part of his plan to lure Goku, Gohan, Future Trunks and Vegeta (the last remaining Saiyans) to the Dark Planet. Once on there, they battle Dr. Raichi, whose only attack is a barrier. Once the barrier is shattered, Vegeta blasts Dr. Raichi with a Final Flash attack. After Dr. Raichi rematerializes and tries to form a shield once again, Vegeta executes him again, shattering the barrier along with him. When a small fragment of Raichi falls to the ground and screams with all his hatred of the Saiyans, Vegeta crushes what remained of him under his foot. Raichi's hatred is then absorbed by Hatchiyack and his ghost overshadows the machine, bringing it to its final form. In Raging Blast 2 remake, once Hatchiyack is destroyed, Ghost Raichi appears and gives off one last cry before vanishing.
Ghost Raichi calls himself the ultimate Ghost Warrior created by Hatchiyack, though it is unknown what it means in terms of fighting ability. He uses his energy shield is able to hold up against the combined efforts of Goku, Vegeta, Gohan, Future Trunks, and Piccolo for a short while until it eventually gives way to their power. Raichi is then easily dispatched by Vegeta's Final Flash.
- Video games
In the video games, Ghost Raichi is the second to last enemy fought by the Z Fighters, and as such is the most powerful enemy in the game aside from Hatchiyack. During their battle, Raichi is able to hold his own against the combined might of all of the Z Fighters, and also possess numerous offensive techniques, including abilities copied from the Ghost Warriors and also his own Eraser Shock technique.
Techniques and special abilities
- Levitation – The ability to fly with the use of ki.
- Energy Wave – Used in the Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans video game.
- Continuous Energy Wave – Used in the Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans video game.
- Frieza Cutter – A technique originally used by Frieza. Raichi uses it in the Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans video game.
- Kill Driver – A technique originally used by Turles. Raichi uses it in the Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans video game.
- Big Masher – A technique originally used by Lord Slug. Raichi uses it in the Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans video game.
- Eraser Shock – Raichi's ultimate technique in the Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans video game.
- Dark Spirits – Raichi's signature technique. It is a powerful green energy barrier. Named in Dragon Ball Heroes.
- Exploding Wave – Used in the Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans video game.
- Telekinesis – Used in the Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans video game.
- Full Charge Revenger Cannon S – An ability used by Raichi in Dragon Ball Heroes. It increases the power of Hatchiyack's Full Charge Revenger Cannon.
- Destron Gas Unit – An ability used by Raichi in Dragon Ball Heroes. It allows him to stop the opponent team from using special moves.
- Physical Attack Immunity – In the Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans video game, Ghost Raichi is immune to physical attacks.
Forms and transformations
Main article: Ghost Warrior
Ghost Raichi (ゴースト・ライチー) is one of the Ghost Warriors conceived by the super computer Hatchiyack. He is a renewed Dr. Raichi whose only wish is to eradicate the last remaining Saiyans.
Majin Ghost Raichi appears in Dragon Ball Heroes, introduced in the fifth mission of the Jaaku Mission series (JM5). So far, he is not a playable character.
Video game appearances
- Dr. Raichi's Japanese name is derived off of the Lychee fruit itself.
- In the remake of Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans featured in Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2, Plan to Eradicate the Super Saiyans, Dr. Raichi has a more bluish tone and a beard instead of a long mustache.
- The concept of, and even some aspects of Dr. Raichi's appearance, were recycled into the Machine Mutant that is Dr. Myuu in Dragon Ball GT.
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