- This article is about the Makyans homeworld. For the Makyo Star in the trading card game, see Big Gete Star.
Makyo Star (魔凶星 Makyō-sei, lit. "Planet Makyō" or "Demon-Evil Planet" from the Kanji) is a planet, and the source of power for all Makyans. It is shown only in the anime during the Garlic Jr. Saga of Dragon Ball Z. The planet draws out the full dormant power of a Makyan when it is in the planet's presence, resulting in their power increasing by tens of times.
The Makyo Star seems to be moving through space, and once every 5,000 years (changed to either 10,000 or 12,000 years depending on the dub), it passes close to Earth, coinciding with an alignment of several stars, which power all the Makyan demons inhabiting Earth.
It was because of the Makyo Star getting close to Earth that Garlic Jr. was able to escape the Dead Zone. When it got even closer to Earth, Garlic Jr., Spice, and Vinegar were able to increase their size and muscle mass and become stronger, after being beaten by Piccolo, Krillin, and Gohan. It was extremely close to Earth by the time Garlic Jr. reopened the Dead Zone, but Piccolo knew from Spice that it was Garlic Jr.'s source of power, and so he told Gohan to blow it up. Gohan attacked and destroyed the Makyo Star with the Red Energy Blast, draining Garlic Jr.'s energy and causing him to be sucked back into the Dead Zone for all eternity.
- The fact that it travels through solar systems, instead of being bounded by a central force of gravity, implies that the Makyo Star is a rogue planet.
- There are a couple variations on the approximate time frame in which the Makyo Star passes close to the Earth depending on the dub (either 10,000 or 12,000 years), but the Japanese version states that it appears every 5,000 years.
- 魔 (Ma) = Demon/Devil/Evil Spirit/Evil influence
- 凶 (Kyō) = Evil/Bad luck/Disaster
- 星 (Hoshi/Sei) = Star/Planet