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"I really love kids. They break so easily."
— "The Fall of Muscle Tower"

General White (ホワイト将軍) is a secondary antagonist in the Dragon Ball manga, and the anime Dragon Ball. He is the commander of Muscle Tower which is the Red Ribbon Army's northern fortress.



General White is a large, muscular man with brown (manga) or silver hair (anime), and brown (manga) or blue/white eyes (anime). He usually wears a green sweater with a red neck bandana, jackboots and brown cargo pants. Underneath his sweater is a black muscleshirt. General White was designed differently for Dragon Ball: The Path to Power, showing him to be rather slim with short dark brown hair, and wearing a brown sweater and a larger neck bandana.



General White

White is the oldest of the known officers. While not a gifted strategist, he is observant and draws conclusions with surprising speed, and is the only officer to have ever found out Goku's primary weakness: his tail. He also seems to be a somewhat skilled fighter, as shown when he fought Goku. Trapped at the top of the six-level tower through status, General White spends his time either smoking a pipe, taking sips from his flask, yelling, or bursting out in laughter at Goku's attempt to climb the tower.

While he is easily irritated and slightly impatient, White is surprisingly complementary, congratulating Goku when he reached the sixth floor and praising Ninja Murasaki for a job well done when he supposedly killed Goku.


Both General White and Ninja Murasaki watch over Goku's battle with Major Metallitron, and White becomes extremely disappointed when Metallitron's battery runs out after almost killing Goku. White also watched over Murasaki's fight, constantly sighing after Murasaki's many failed attempts to destroy Goku. After defeating Ninja Murasaki, Goku and his new friend, Android 8, reach the sixth and final level of the tower, which is White's level, and he sends Goku and Android 8 down to the fifth floor to be eaten by Buyon.


General White takes advantage of Goku's weakness: his tail

After defeating the monster, Goku jumps back onto the sixth floor and fights General White. Although White is exceptionally built and muscular, it becomes clear that Goku is much stronger due to his training. White then grabs Goku's tail and tosses him around, hurting the young fighter. However, Goku manages to get back up and defeat him.


General White threatens to execute the Village Chief

He pretends to surrender and says he will free the Jingle Village Chief, but secretly swipes a Remington 1866 Derringer and holds the old man at gunpoint. General White then threatens to kill the chief if Android 8 does not comply to eliminate Goku. White proceeds to shoot Goku in the back of the head with his handgun. In retaliation, Android 8 becomes enraged and punches General White straight through the wall and out of Muscle Tower, propelling him into the distant horizon and to his presumed death.

Later on, General Blue briefly references the late General White, mentioning he owes White an apology for underestimating Goku after his rocket crashed in Penguin Village.[1]

Film appearances

The Path to Power

General White PTP

General White redesigned for Path to Power

In Dragon Ball: The Path to Power, the Dragon Ball's 10th anniversary special, General White appears again, dramatically redesignedr and remodeled as an Italian man. When Goku gets to White, he unleashes Android 8 to defeat Goku. Android 8 rebels and defeats White instead. He is last seen tied up with the rest of his men in the tower.

Appearences in other media

Video Games


General White in Dragon Ball: Origins 2

White appears in several video games, such as Dragon Ball Z: Super Gokuden: Totsugeki-Hen, Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure, Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo (in "The Fall Of Muscle tower" stage) and Dragon Ball: Origins 2. Also in the Second Tecakichi tournament he briefly appeared. In Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans, during the one-year time period while the Saiyans are on their way to Earth, General White appears in possession of a Dragon Ball, having taken control of the Muscle Tower once more, along with Red Ribbon remnants. He reprograms Android 8 and forces him to fight Goku and his allies.


While considerably large when compared to the average man, and confident in his abilities in defeating Goku in hand to hand combat largely because of his belief that Goku is worn out, General White proves to be no match for Goku at all. After punching Goku directly in the chest, Goku says that it was though a mere fly had landed on him, causing White to resort to more cowardly methods.

The movie pamphlet for Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might states that White has a power level of 150.

Voice actors


General White (2nd Generation)1

The second generation General White from Dragon Ball Online

  • The baseball pitcher Rocky Rivers, who appears in Dragon Ball Z, resembles General White except he has red hair.
  • General White's redesign in The Path to Power bears some resemblance to Van Zant, the only notable difference being that his hair is yellow and has a long nose.
  • In the game Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, there is a Bob-omb character by the name of General White who lives in a winter-like area, is implied to be of Russian descent and even shares the same name as General White in Dragon Ball. However, the General White in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door is not villainous, and in fact helps Mario, albeit after he gets a signed permission form from Goldbob and after a wild goose chase.
  • In Dragon Ball Online, there is a human martial artist resembling Mercenary Tao who also bears the name General White. Other than sharing the same name, it is unknown if there is any relationship between the original General White and the 2nd General White that appeared in Dragon Ball Online.


See also


  1. "I believe I owe General White an apology. I've never suffered a task as difficult as destroying that... child.", General Blue - Dragon Ball episode 56, "Strange Visitor"

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