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"Think of it as a ladder. On the bottom rung is all of space. Higher up is Hell and then Snake Way. At the next level are the planets of the four Kais who oversee their parts of the universe. And higher still, above the four Kais and all the rest is the Grand Kai's planet."
— "Tournament Begins"

Olibu (オリブー, Oribū) is a deceased fighter representing the North Quadrant in the Other World Tournament. He is King Kai's greatest fighter next to Goku.



Olibu and Goku prepare for the Tournament

Olibu appears as a fair skinned man with long blonde hair and purple eyes. He is very tall, at least two feet taller than Goku, and has a large muscular body. He dons white Ancient Greek-style robes with brown suspenders and belt, wears white bands on his wrists and shins, and dons large light brown boots. He also wears an orange headband.


Dragon Ball Z

Majin Buu Saga

Main articles: Great Saiyaman Saga and Kid Buu Saga


Olibu confronts Chapuchai

King Kai stated that most of Earth's heroic legends are based on Olibu's acts of heroism during his life. It is implied in an anime filler that Korin Tower on Earth could have been built to honor him.

After his acts of great heroism during his lifetime, Olibu was granted access to live and train on the Grand Kai's planet. He was working on his 10,000 years of training when Goku meets him in the Other World. During the Other World Tournament, Olibu beats Chapuchai, and later battles but loses to Pikkon in the quarter-finals.

During the Kid Buu Saga, he is seen with another fighter sparring with Yamcha, and taunted Kid Buu along with Pikkon. Kid Buu almost destroys Olibu with the Shocking Ball, but instead decides to fight Goku and Vegeta when he senses their energy. Olibu's last appearance in Dragon Ball Z is when he, along with hundreds of other fighters, watch Goku's battle with Kid Buu.[1]

Film appearances

Fusion Reborn

Main article: Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn Olibu makes a cameo appearance, along with Mijorin and Maraikoh, in the movie Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn.

Techniques and special abilities


Olibu lifting a giant rock

  • Flight – The ability to fly with the use of ki.
  • Chasing Energy Ball – A blue energy ball that has the ability to home in on its target. Olibu used it against Pikkon during the quarter-finals of the Other World Tournament.
  • Gigantic Rock Throw – Used during the Kid Buu Saga.


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Video game appearances

Voice actors


  • According to the booklet included with FUNimation Entertainment's Dragon Box Five, his character design is essentially Recoome's body with Android 16's face.
  • Olibu may be based on Hercules in terms of having "heroic legends" being based on him, as King Kai himself suggested and because his name resembles "Olympus", the Greek mountain where the Greek gods' kingdom was stated to be located. He also resembles He-Man from the Masters of the Universe series, and bears some resemblance to Conan the Barbarian as well as Thor from Marvel Comics, which are all based on the same Hercules-type hero archetype.
  • His name is based on "olive", the name of a species of tree and its fruit which is an important food crop in Italy, Spain and especially in Greece among other countries around the Mediterranean.


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