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Merry-Go-Round Gum (グルグルガム Gurugurugamu)[3] is a tough, sticky and gooey gum like substance that the Giras can use.

Overview

The user shoots it out of his mouth, and it will then fly towards the target and wrap around it. It is very tight, similar to a straight jacket; if encased in it, the only way out is to break it with brute strength.

Usage

Tambourine breaks free

Tambourine breaks free from Giran's Merry-Go-Round Gum

Giran states that the gum is so strong that not even he can break it and the more the victim struggles, the tighter the gum gets. However, if a victim is strong enough, they can possibly break out of it. Giran uses this move twice, first on Goku and later on Tambourine, who both easily break free.[4]

Also, Goku easily destroys a dam made of Merry-Go-Round Gum with a powerful Kamehameha.[5]

Video Game Appearances

"Fire gum that binds the opponent! While bound, they'll be wide open to your attacks."
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Skill description

In Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, this technique appears under the name Go-Go Gum and can be purchased by the Future Warrior at the Skill Shop after defeating Kid Buu in the main story.[1]

Interestingly, despite the skill being listed as Go-Go Gum, most of the Future Warrior's voice options will refer to the technique as Merry-Go-Round Gum when performing it.

Majin Buu uses a similar technique as his throw in Xenoverse 2 though he uses pieces of his gum-like body to ensnare opponents though both use the same effect animation for ensnared opponents and interestingly Go-Go Gum is listed between Majin Buu's skills Explosive Buu Buu Punch and Pearl Flash in the skill list. However Majin Buu cannot use the Go-Go Gum skill himself.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, 2016
  2. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, [[Future Warrior (Xenoverse 2)|]]: Male Voice Option 8
  3. Daizenshuu 7, 1996
  4. Dragon Ball episode 106, "Terrible Tambourine"
  5. Dragon Ball episode 29, "The Roaming Lake"