A Halo (天使の輪) is a luminous circle that appears above the head of deceased persons if they keep their bodies in the Other World. A halo makes a ringing noise when tapped.
People in Hell also receive halos; examples are Cell, Frieza, King Cold, Recoome, Burter, Jeice, Guldo, Dr. Gero, Appule, and Babidi. 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 halo 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, Goku with a halo is a skin for Goku in the game from using a special code in Dragon Arena.
Halo is an item in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2, Budokai Tenkaichi 3, and the Raging Blast games. 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 gives a halo to the following characters:
- In the 4Kids dub of Dragon Ball Z Kai, halos are changed to glowing orbs on top of characters' heads.