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King Furry (国王, Koku-ō; lit. "King of Nations") is an anthropomorphic dog who is the current King of Earth during the Dragon Ball series. He assumed his position in Age 733. The king is described as a splendid person,[2] and is one of the few citizens of Earth who knows that Goku is the planet's true hero rather than Mr. Satan.

Biography

Dragon Ball

King Piccolo Saga

Main article: King Piccolo Saga

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King Furry confronted by King Piccolo

Though he is a politically important person in the Dragon Ball universe, he is of little significance to the storyline until the King Piccolo Saga, when King Piccolo goes to King Castle in Central City and temporarily usurps his throne.

Just before King Piccolo began his new rampage, King Furry was waiting for a celebration for himself where several people from all over Dragon World would give him gifts for his great services. Unfortunately, he is confronted by King Piccolo and Piano, who take over Furry's kingship when Piccolo displays his power.

After King Piccolo's defeat, Furry attempts to award Goku a Blue Star Medal for his heroic battle, but Goku leaves for Kami's Lookout before he can do so.

Dragon Ball Z

Cell Saga

Main article: Cell Games Saga

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King Furry in Dragon Ball Z

King Furry returns in Dragon Ball Z, making three appearances in the Cell Games Saga. He first appears on TV after the royal military is destroyed. Later, while watching the broadcast of the Cell Games, he recognizes Goku as the same boy who once defeated King Piccolo, remarking in the process on the current Piccolo's resemblance to the former Demon King. In his final appearance, he is shown being asked if the military forces of Earth should attack Cell. He decides against it, knowing that Goku is the only one strong enough to defeat Cell.

Majin Buu Saga

Main article: Kid Buu Saga During the Fusion Saga, King Furry is killed, along with the rest of Earth's population, when Super Buu unleashes his Human Extinction Attack. He is later seen in the Kid Buu Saga sharing his energy with the rest of Earth to help Goku create a Spirit Bomb strong enough to defeat Kid Buu.

Dragon Ball Super

Main article: Golden Frieza Saga During the Golden Frieza Saga, King Furry is killed, along with the rest of Earth's population once more when the revived Emperor Frieza uses his Earth Breaker to destroy the Earth after being beaten Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta to take his revenge, knowing he would survive the planet's destruction. Whis manages to save Goku, Bulma, and the other Z Fighters save for Vegeta, Piccolo who had already been killed, and those not present during the battle with Frieza. However the destruction of Earth is undone by Whis' Temporal Do-Over which rewinds time allowing Goku to kill Frieza with a Kamehameha before he can destroy the Earth preventing its destruction.

Dragon Ball GT

Baby Saga

Main article: Baby Saga

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King Furry in Dragon Ball GT

In Dragon Ball GT, King Furry is seen helping spread word of Earth's impending destruction due to the Black Star Dragon Balls.

Shadow Dragon Saga

Main article: Shadow Dragon Saga He appears in the last few episodes of the saga, wherein he is killed along with most of the people of Earth when Omega Shenron attacks. He is later revived by Shenron.

Voice actors

Trivia

  • Apparently dogs have been the Kings of Earth for a while, as portraits of past dog kings are seen behind King Furry in the episode "Dende's Dragon".
  • It is possible that one of King Furry's ancestors used the Dragon Balls to wish for royalty, as it was stated a few times in Dragon Ball that the first person to use the Dragon Balls wished to become the king; this may also explain why Earth is ruled by a single person.
  • In the 172nd episode of Dragon Ball Z, King Furry recites a quote by U.S. president Franklin D. Roosevelt: "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."

Gallery

See also

References

  1. Daizenshuu 4, 1995
  2. "Dragon Ball Q&A 7" section, Dragon Ball Full Color Androids Saga volume 5, 2014