"Your effort is in vain. If the Supreme Kai was unable to extract the sword, how can a simple mortal like yourself ever succeed?"
Kibito is a tall, blue-skinned Core Person (pink-skinned in the anime). He possesses white, long hair and a broad face. He wears the attire that of the Supreme Kais.
Kibito remains quite faithful to Shin. Kibito is a kind-hearted guy but was originally disdainful of Gohan and does not like the idea of mortals stepping foot on the sacred world of the Kais, partially because he was jealous of the Saiyan's strength. In the manga of Dragon Ball Super, it was noted by Shin that Kibito has some distrust in mortals, not trusting them to handle matters of great importance. In the manga, Kibito's distrust of mortals made Beerus wonder if he could be Goku Black though this was due to Beerus being unfamiliar with his character.
Despite this, he remains true to his duties and is willing to admit when proven wrong about an individual's abilities. This shows that while he may have some distrust in mortals, he is capable of seeing their good qualities. It is said that he studies a great amount about Universe 7, yet he isn't informed about all the races in Universe 7, as he did not know about the Metalmen in his universe.
Dragon Ball Z
Majin Buu Saga
Kibito goes with Shin to Earth and enters the 25th World Martial Arts Tournament along with him. He is set to fight Gohan in the fourth match of the first round and when their fight finally rolls around, Kibito asks Gohan to turn into a Super Saiyan, but Gohan instead transforms into a Super Saiyan 2. Just then, Yamu and Spopovich jump into the ring and steal Gohan's energy. Afterwards Kibito heals Gohan and they leave with Shin and the others to follow Yamu and Spopovich. On the way he explains to Gohan and Videl about Babidi and his plans to resurrect an evil monster named Majin Buu.
Near Babidi's spaceship, Kibito is killed by Dabura after he ambushes the group, but is later brought back with the Dragon Balls after Bulma gathers them to all to wish back all the good people who had been killed that day. He finds the severely injured Shin and heals him. Together, they find Gohan and bring him to the Sacred World of the Kai much to his initial disapproval. After Shin takes Gohan to the Z Sword, Kibito voices his doubts that there is no way a mortal could ever free the sword but is soon proven wrong. When Gohan gives Kibito the chance to wield it for himself, Kibito immediately drops it to the ground and is unable to lift it at all.
After Gohan has his powers unlocked by Old Kai, Kibito teleports himself and Gohan back to Earth where he makes Gohan an outfit just like his fathers, at Gohan's request. Shortly after, after returning to his own planet, Kibito accidentally and permanently fuses with the Shin to create Kibito Kai.
Dragon Ball Super
God of Destruction Beerus Saga
Main article: God of Destruction Beerus Saga In the manga chapter "Battle of Gods", Kibito Kai gathers the Namekian Dragon Balls to get them out of Champa's grasp, only to find that they were not what he was looking for. Kibito Kai uses the Dragon Balls in order to wish himself back into Shin and Kibito.
Universe 6 Saga
Main article: Universe 6 Saga
In the anime, sometime after the battle with Golden Frieza, Kibito Kai goes to Namek to request to use their Dragon Balls so they could defuse into Shin and Kibito because he thinks it feels weird. Kibito, along with Shin and Old Kai, attends the tournament between Beerus and Champa's teams on the Nameless Planet. Kibito is with Shin when they're approached by Goku when he arrives. Goku wonders why Kibito and Shin are separate but while Shin explains, Goku rushes to meet Fuwa, the Universe 6 Supreme Kai, and his attendant.
When Champa is explaining about Magetta and his race and their abilities, it is noted that Magetta's race exists in Universe 7, and that none of the Universe 7 Kais knew about this, and then Old Kai yelled at Kibito for not knowing this and that he should catch up with his studies.
When the Zeno made his presence, after the Gods of Destruction came to bow to him, Kibito along with the other Supreme Kais immediately came down to the arena to kneel before the Omni-King.
"Future" Trunks Saga
Main article: "Future" Trunks Saga In the manga, Kibito accompanies Shin on a visit to see Universe 10 where he spars with Zamasu. Proving to be no match for the fighting prodigy he compliments Zamasu on his skills. He then heads back home with Shin.
Dragon Ball GT
Shadow Dragon Saga
- Statements by authors and guidebooks
It is never made clear in the manga or the anime how powerful Kibito really is, but his profile in Daizenshuu 7 states that his power level is considerably high, enough to give Gohan a difficult fight as long as he was not a Super Saiyan. He does however show that he lacks the strength that Gohan has in his normal state, unable to budge the Z Sword that Gohan was able to lift up and swing.
In the Dragon Ball Super manga he spars with Zamasu. He holds his own for a while, but ultimately proves to be no match for the fighting prodigy, with Zamasu effortlessly countering every move Kibito makes.
Techniques and Special Abilities
- Flight – The ability to fly through the use of ki.
- Healing – The ability to heal another being's wounds and restore them to somewhat full strength.
- Kai Kai – The ability to instantly teleport to another planet, place, or person. Unlike the Instant Transmission technique, the user does not need to focus on a specific energy signature to use as a target.
- Magic Materialization – A magical ability used to create physical matter out of thin air.
- Shockwave – Light blue ki blast fired from the palm, and that can stun the opponent. He received this technique from Shin. Used in Dragon Ball Heroes.
Main article: Kibito Kai
Kibito Kai is the fusion taken on by Kibito after using the Potara Earrings to fuse with Shin. Since Kibito is not featured in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 and Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3, Shin transforms into Kibito Kai by powering up. While their Potara Fusion was initially viewed as a permanent fusion like Old Kai (as Kibito Kai remains fused in Dragon Ball GT), in Dragon Ball Super, Kibito Kai uses the Namekian Dragon Balls to undo the fusion, causing Kibito and Shin to defuse.
Video game appearances
Kibito appears in Dragon Ball Z: The Legend, Dragon Ball Z: Buu's Fury, Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai - Another Road, Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team, and Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi. He is a support-type character in Dragon Ball Z: Legendary Super Warriors and Dragon Ball Z: Bakuretsu Impact, he appears for the Potara Earring Fusion with Shin in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 and Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3, and he is a playable character in Dragon Ball Heroes.
- Japanese: Shin Aomori
- Latin American Spanish dub: José Luis Castañeda (DBZ), Humberto Solórzano (DBZ Kai/DB Super)
- Brazilian dub: Afonso Amajones
- Portuguese dub: Ricardo Spínola (DBZ), Rui de Sá (Dragon Ball Super)
- Hungarian dub: Péter Barbinek
- Catalan dub: Toni Moreno
- Dragon Ball Super
- Kibito vs. Zamasu (Manga only)
- His name is based on the Japanese word tsukibito (付き人), which means "attendant".
- In Dragon Ball Xenoverse as part of the Resurrection ‘F’ Pack DLC, Old Kai mentions Kibito and tries to remember the name of the teleportation technique he uses.
- Though Kibito Kai defuses back to Kibito and Shin in Super, Kibito remained fused with Shin in Dragon Ball GT indicating that Kibito Kai never used the Namekian Dragon Balls to undo the fusion during the GT timeline. Why this did not occur is unknown, though it is probably due to the fact that at the time GT was made, it was unknown that Potara fusion could be undone using the Dragon Balls and Potara fusion was generally assumed to be permanent unless put into an environment that wouldn't support it (which was the explanation of why Vegito defused as Old Kai was unaware that Potara fusion only remains permanent for Supreme Kais).
- It is unlikely that Kibito and Shin would have fused back into Kibito Kai, as they decided to use the Namekian Dragon Balls in Super to undo the fusion as they had grown tired of being fused together as Kibito Kai.