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Paparoni (パパロニ Paparoni) is a warrior from Universe 3 and a member of Team Universe 3. He controls all of the artificially intelligent machine lifeforms on Team Universe 3.[1]

Appearance

He has dark purple skin, pointy ears, white curly hair cut in the shape of a Mohawk, and a matching goatee. He wears a monocle, a white suit with a red neckerchief, black pants, and black shoes. He carries a brown cane with a gold shaft, and a blue orb that sits on top.

Personality

Paparoni appears to be very confident as seen when he expertly twirls his staff while his team is being announced by the Great Priest. This confidence was shaken when he felt Jiren's power, and later as he watched Goku and Jiren fight. Despite this, Paparoni still approached Jiren, seemingly wanting to fight him after he appeared to defeat Goku.

He is extremely proud of his inventions, raucously boasting about how they will win the tournament. He is also has a very strong conviction in the Tournament of Power and is willing to put his life on the line to win. He also seems to be a little insane, as he was laughing maniacally at the fact that he was giving his own life, to try and knock out Universe 7.

Biography

Background

Paparoni created Bollarator, Koitsukai, and Panchia.

Dragon Ball Super

Universal Survival Saga

Main article: Universe Survival Saga Paparoni was called upon by Mosco, Ea, and Campari to participate in the Tournament of Power. He is later seen alongside his team at the Tournament of Power. When the tournament begins, Paparoni starts fighting Rabanra. Afterwards, Paparoni tried to land a punch on Android 18, only for her to dodge it and kick him in the head afterwards. Paparoni later fought Zirloin, but they stopped fighting when they sensed Jiren's power, and watched his and Goku's fight. After Goku was seemingly destroyed by Jiren deflecting the Universe 7's Spirit Bomb back at him, Paparoni, appeared alongside the crater, seemingly ready to fight Jiren, but then Goku emerged, having unlocked the Ultra Instinct "Omen" transformation.

After Team Universe 3 is left as one of the last three surviving universes, Mosco orders him to go on the offensive. Paparoni immediately orders the team to attack Team Universe 7. Later on, he interrupts Gohan's fight against three warriors of Universe 3, by shooting a ki blast near Gohan, to execute Plan X: Merging Bollarator, Panchia, and Koitsukai into Koichiarator. He stands on the sidelines to watch the battle between Kochiarator and Universe 7. When Kochiarator over powers Gohan's Kamehameha, he says that Universe 7 will lose, and he continues to gloats that Team Universe 7 stands no chance against Koichiarator, but he is shocked when the combined strength of Vegeta, Goku, and Gohan are greater than Koichiarator, and is knocked near the edge of the ring by Gohan's Kamehameha. Vegeta, Gohan, and Goku walk up to him, and are surprised that him and Koichiarator are still on the ring. They declare that he lost, and he will be eliminated, but on the verge of being knocked out, Paparoni starts laughing maniacally. Vegeta asks him "What's so funny?", and he declares that he will sacrifice his life to defeat Team Universe 7, and knock them off the ring. He then prepares to use a final, last resort technique.

Power

Paparoni was modified in preparation for the Tournament of Power

When the Tournament of Power began, Paparoni was able to match Rabanra in combat. He was easily kicked in the head by Android 18 and knocked down when he attempted to attack her. He was also able to go toe to toe with Zirloin.

Statements by authors and guidebooks

Paparoni is a key player for Team Universe 3 during the Tournament of Power.[2]

Techniques and Abilities

Equipment

  • Paparoni's cane - Paparoni wields a cane that Mosco can transmit orders through. The cane appears to serve as a remote control that he can use to give orders to Koitsukai, Panchia, and Bollarator.

Fusions

Aniraza

Main article: Aniraza

Aniraza1

Aniraza, the fusion of Paparoni and Koicheareta

By sacrificing his life, Paparoni can utilize Universe 3's ultimate secret technique, combining himself with Koichiarator to create the gigantic Aniraza.

Voice actors

Battles

  • Paparoni vs. Rabanra
  • Paparoni vs. Android 18
  • Paparoni vs. Zirloin
  • Paparoni vs. Gohan (Potential Unleashed)
  • Paparoni and Koicheareta vs. Goku (Super Saiyan Blue), Vegeta (Super Saiyan Blue), and Gohan (Potential Unleashed)

Trivia

  • Paparoni's name is a pun on peperoni, the italian word for bell peppers.
  • Despite no weapons being allowed in the Tournament of Power, he wields a cane that seems to produce electricity.
    • It is possible that, due to his modifications, the cane could be seen as an extension of him, and not as a weapon to kill like similar of a spear.
  • Similar to Ganos, Paparoni has normal rounded ears in his first appearance in the anime and Haruka but his artwork and the GodPad depict him as having pointy ears.

Gallery

References

  1. Universe 3 A.I. control. twitter (August 10, 2017).
  2. Animedia: Dragon Ball Super Featurette. pbs.twimg (September 2017).

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