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"And above all else, why would you want our child to be sent away!?"
— Gine angrily questions Bardock in "Dragon Ball Minus: The Departure of the Fated Child".

Gine (ギネ, Gine) is a female Saiyan, the wife of Bardock, and the mother of Raditz and Goku.[3][4]

Appearance

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Gine in Dragon Ball Fusions

Gine was a woman of average height and slender build. She had a light-complexion, onyx eyes, and shaggy black hair reaching her shoulders. She wore a sleeveless black bodysuit and pink combat armor highlighted with green and outlined by white, in addition to purple armbands and white boots. Her armor also had a thigh-length hoop. Like all Saiyans in her respective universe, she naturally possesses a tail, which unlike most adult Saiyans, she lets sway freely rather than securing it around her waist.

In Dragon Ball Fusions and Dragon Ball Heroes, she wears a dark green battle armor with magenta armbands.

Personality

Gine had a gentle and caring personality similar to her youngest son and both her grandsons, and because of that, she was not cut out for fighting. Even more, she developed a genuine union of companionship with Bardock; a rare case for Saiyans, who normally do not develop male-female relationships except for breeding purposes.

Biography

Background

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Gine working at the meat distribution center

Gine used to be a member of Bardock's team. While she was a part of that team, Bardock routinely saved her from many dangers on the battlefield. This caused her to develop romantic feelings for him, which Bardock eventually began to return and the two grew to have a special bond. As she was not cut out for fighting, Gine went on to work at the meat distribution center on Planet Vegeta. She bears Bardock two sons, the first named Raditz, and the second named Kakarot.

Jaco the Galactic Patrolman

Main article: Dragon Ball Minus: The Departure of the Fated Child On Planet Vegeta, Gine is butchering meat when Bardock returns from a mission and both greet each other in a hug. She tells Bardock that Raditz is already a fighter, and is working with Prince Vegeta. Since they are far away, though, they have not returned yet. When Bardock asks if Kakarot is still in the incubator, she replies affirmatively and tells that it took three years. Gine then says that she will take Kakarot out soon. A while later, Bardock tells Gine that he will steal an Attack Ball in the night so that they can send Kakarot to another planet. Gine questions Bardock, who reassures her that it is for Kakarot's sake. Gine then says that it is not like a Saiyan to worry about his children. Bardock shoots back that her "softness" disease spread to him too.

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Gine and Bardock hugging each other

Later on, when Bardock brings the Attack Ball at night, he and Gine put a little grown and desperate Kakarot in it. Gine suggests they all run away, but Bardock says it is no use since they would immediately be found through the scouters. Gine nervously says to her son that if his father is just overthinking this, they will come after him right away. Bardock warns Kakarot not to look for too long at the full moon; they will tell Raditz about this too and Kakarot's whereabouts. Bardock also warns Kakarot to watch out for the Galactic Patrolmen as the pod starts to shoot off the planet. Bardock puts his arm around Gine and both watch their son leaving Planet Vegeta.

Gine is presumed to be killed along with most of the other Saiyans when Frieza destroys Planet Vegeta. No account details her survival.[1][2]

Power

Manga

Before she retired from Bardock's team, Gine was a low-class Saiyan warrior. However, unlike her husband and sons, her gentle personality apparently made her unsuited for combat and Bardock routinely had to save her from the dangers of the battle field, indicating either low fighting ability and/or due to her lacking the ruthlessness of her husband and comrades. As a result, Gine retired from the army and went to work as a Saiyan meat distribution employee.

Video Games

Like most character in Dragon Ball Fusions, Gine can use standard fighting abilities such as Flight and can fire ki blasts like other low-class Saiyans can. In the game, Gine is shown to be capable (and potentially powerful) enough of a fighter to survive inside the Timespace Rift where warriors from various timelines come to compete in the Timespace Tournament, showing she is at least capable of defending herself.

Techniques and special abilities

Transformations

Great Ape

Main article: Great Ape While Gine has never transformed into a Great Ape in the manga (or other media such as video games), she has a tail and, by extension, the ability to turn into one when exposed to Blutz Waves produced naturally from sunlight reflected off celestial bodies like a full-Moon or an artificial sources such as a Power Ball. While it is unknown what her mental state was in this form, it is likely that as a low-level Saiyan of below-average capacities, she was reduced to a feral beast.

Fusions

Towane

Main article: Towane Through EX-Fusion, Gine can fuse with Towa to create Towane in Dragon Ball Fusions.

Video game appearances

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Gine in Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden

Gine makes her debut appearance in Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden, where she appears as a support character. She becomes a playable character for the first time in Dragon Ball Fusions.

Gine is also alluded by Future Trunks in Dragon Ball Xenoverse during a dialogue with Supreme Kai of Time wondering if Bardock has a girlfriend because she found him dreamy, Future Trunks reminds her that Bardock has a wife.

"You wanna know about my wife? Gine was... Tch! I don't have to tell you a damned thing! Why're you even asking?! Get out of my sight!"
Bardock in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

In Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, as part of the Masters Pack DLC Bardock mentions Gine by name when the Future Warrior asks about his wife, though Bardock refuses to talk about her presumably either to hide his true feelings for his wife from his student and/or because her memory is a touchy subject for him since she died during the Genocide of the Saiyans.

Trivia

  • Like other Saiyans, her name is based on that of a vegetable; in this case, the spring onion (葱, negi in Japanese).[3]
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Akira Toriyama talks about Gine in Saikyō Jump #3, 2014

Voice actors

Japanese: Naoko Watanabe (Dragon Ball Fusions)

Gallery

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 According to what Raditz tells Goku about the destruction of their home planet, their parents died along with it.
  2. 2.0 2.1 According to Vegeta's death plea on Namek, he explains that Frieza killed Goku's parents.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Saikyō Jump #3, 2014
  4. Dragon Ball Minus, 2014