"A angel halo that floats above your head, for some reason. See what the other world is like!"
A Halo (天使の輪, Tenshi no Wa, lit. "Angel's Ring") is a luminous circle that appears above the head of deceased persons if they keep their bodies in the Other World. These halos make ringing noises when tapped. Another type of halo, light blue in color, surrounds the necks of Angels.
In addition to the great heroes permitted to keep their bodies in the Other World, as well as Angels, some people in Hell are also seen with halos (albeit inconsistently).
Residents in Hell who have been shown with halos include: Cell, Frieza, King Cold, Recoome, Burter, Jeice, Guldo, Dr. Gero, Appule, and Babidi. However, when Goku travels to Hell to face both Frieza and Cell, they claim that they are both dead but, like all the villains that made it to Earth in the Super 17 Saga, they do not possess halos. Also, Piccolo has his own halo when in Heaven, but he does not retain it when he forces King Yemma to send him to Hell.
Video game appearances
A few characters appear with halos in several video games, including Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans, Dragon Ball Z: Buu's Fury, Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai - Another Road, Dragon Ball Online, and Dragon Ball: Zenkai Battle Royale. In Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3, a special code in Dragon Arena unlocks an alternate skin of Goku where he sports a halo.
Halo is an item in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2, Budokai Tenkaichi 3. Halo halves the ki used in special attacks, but takes away 10,000 health points (1 health bar) in Budokai Tenkaichi 3. This item can only be used by good characters, its evil counterpart being Demon Seal. Halo also appears in the Raging Blast games as a cosmetic item that can be given to any character.
In Budokai Tenkaichi 3, equipping the item also gives a halo to the following characters:
- Goku (Early, Mid and End)
- Piccolo (Early and End)
- Vegeta (End)
- Tien Shinhan
- Gogeta (Super Saiyan)
Dragon Ball: Xenoverse
In Dragon Ball: Xenoverse, it is called Angel Halo and is an accessory that can be obtained by the Future Warrior as a reward in Parallel Quest 34: "Majin Revival". Its appearance is purely cosmetic and like all accessories has no effect on the Future Warrior's stats. The Angel Halo also appears in alternate outfits for Goku and Vegeta from the Majin Buu conflict.
- In the 4Kids dub of Dragon Ball Z Kai, halos are changed to glowing orbs on top of characters' heads.