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Paragus
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パラガス
Paragasu
Alternate names Baragus[1]
Paragas[2][3]
Debut Dragon Ball Z: Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan
Appears in
Z Ball
Race Saiyan
Gender Male
Date of death Age 767
Address New Planet Vegeta
Family
  • Broly (son)
  • Bio-Broly (clone of son)
  • Krang (henchman)
  • Moah (henchman)
  • Shamoians (slaves)
  • "Watch Vegeta, because massacres like this are rarely seen, even by Saiyan eyes."
    Dragon Ball Z: Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan

    Paragus (パラガス) is a Saiyan and the father of Broly. He appears in the movie Dragon Ball Z: Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan. His name is a pun on the vegetable "asparagus."

    Overview

    Appearance

    Paragus is one of the few Saiyans shown to wear Battle Armor different to that of Frieza's employ; Paragus's armor vaguely resembles that of Goku's Yardrat outfit. The armor he wears frequently changes colors throughout various flashbacks. Also, in one case, it looks like he was not wearing any armor. Because of Broly's actions during his childhood, Paragus has a scarred left eye at the time of the movie Dragon Ball Z: Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan.

    Personality

    Paragus is never seen fighting in the movies. Unlike the typical pure-blood Saiyan who enjoys the thrill of battle of any kind, Paragus is never seen battling nor does he condone his son's violent behavior. Paragus is a somewhat patient strategist, luring Vegeta to the doomed planet first before setting in motion any plans to kill him. He also had some attachment to his son, unlike a typical cold-blooded Saiyan; he begs King Vegeta for mercy for his baby son and, years later, he feels some regret for having to abandon his insane son on a doomed planet.

    Biography

    Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan

    Broly (young)

    Paragus attempts to restrain his dangerous son Broly

    Prior to Planet Vegeta's destruction, Paragus had been a high ranking Saiyan warrior loyal to King Vegeta; his high social position is evidenced by him being allowed to talk directly to King Vegeta.[4] When King Vegeta realizes the power of Paragus' son, Broly, he orders Broly to be executed. Paragus tries to plead with him, stating that Broly is only a child and can even grow into an extremely valuable ally for the King's son Vegeta, but his pleas fell on deaf ears and King Vegeta blasts him with his Execution Beam. Both Paragus and his son are then thrown out like garbage. On the same day, Frieza destroys Planet Vegeta, and Broly uses a sphere of his own power to protect himself and Paragus, transporting them to another planet. Paragus apparently at least knew of Bardock, since he automatically recognizes Goku as Bardock's son, and it can be thought that Paragus was Bardock's superior according to the Supplemental Daizenshuu.[4]

    YoungParagus

    Paragus attempting to place the controller crown onto his sleeping son

    Paragus raises Broly, who grows up violent and destructive, killing and destroying everything uncontrollably. Paragus eventually has a scientist create a mind-control device capable of restraining, and controlling Broly's rage and power after an incident in which Broly gouged out his left eye with a single punch. In an attempt to place the controller crown onto his sleeping son, Paragus had to struggle when Broly woke up. With the device working perfectly, Paragus gains control of his son's immense power and plots to rule the universe. He comes up with a plan to get revenge on Prince Vegeta by luring him to a ruined planet, naming it New Planet Vegeta, in the way of the massive Comet Camori, which would destroy the planet and kill everyone on it in the process. Paragus chooses to use some desolate planet because he desires to use Earth as his base of operation, and can not risk damaging it in the process. As part of his plan to deceive the Saiyan prince, Paragus has Broly capture the Shamoian as slaves, forcing them to create a palace on the planet to make it look more convincing.

    Paragus3

    Paragus on New Planet Vegeta

    Paragus kills one of his soldiers, Moah, when the latter says he is afraid after he discovered Paragus' plan to let Comet Camori destroy New Planet Vegeta. When Broly makes contact with Goku, the former starts to slip out of his father's control due to past trauma. With each successive control waning further, Paragus' fears come to full when his plan is exposed to Vegeta. Broly loses all restraints when he breaks the crown and goes berserk, attacking Goku and the others. Paragus changes his plans to have Broly attack the Z Fighters, but is horrified when Broly is not responding to the crown anymore, immediately prior to Broly's transformation into a Legendary Super Saiyan. With that, Paragus claims that his plans of ruling the universe with Broly has come to an end. After witnessing the Z Fighters' defeat at his now uncontrollable son, he attempts to escape the planet in his escape pod, while expressing regret in regards to having to abandon Broly to his fate. Unfortunately for him, Broly approaches just as the door closes, and after ignoring his father's desperate lie of preparing to seek shelter together, Broly kills him by crushing the pod and then throws it into the approaching comet. Just before dying, Paragus laments on the fate of a Saiyan being killed by his own child who, in all irony, once saved his life.

    Fusion Reborn

    Parugus in movie 12

    Paragus appears with other dead villains in Fusion Reborn

    Along with countless other Dragon Ball antagonists, Paragus makes a cameo appearance in the 1995 film Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn when the residents of Hell make their escape to Earth.

    Super Battle Stage

    Paragus and his son are the main antagonists in the 2010 live action battle show Dragon Ball Kai: Super Battle Stage, which is loosely based on the 1993 movie Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan.

    Techniques and special abilities

    Video game appearances

    Broly&ParagusBattle(DBH)

    Broly and Paragus in Dragon Ball Heroes

    Paragus makes an appearance during cutscenes with Broly in the Nintendo DS game Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2 (his name is spelled "Baragus" or "Paragas"). His future counterpart is mentioned in the PSP game Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai - Another Road, under the name Paragas, when Krillin questions what happened to him in this timeline.

    He makes his first appearance as playable character in a video game in the arcade game Dragon Ball Heroes. He is also playable in the Nintendo 3DS adaptation Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission.

    Voice actors

    Trivia

    • Paragus apparently knows full well who Trunks is, although this seems to be a major plothole, as Trunks is never properly introduced by name to Paragus and is from the future, not the current time. A possible explanation is that spies informed Paragus that Vegeta had a son called Trunks, but did not mention his age, and so Paragus simply believed Future Trunks was Vegeta's son from the present.
    • Bibidi and his son Babidi, who later appear in the series, are similar to Paragus in that both enslave a far more powerful character who was very hard to control when younger (Bibidi had a degree of difficulty of completely controlling Kid Buu until Buu absorbed Grand Supreme Kai, whereas Paragus had a lot of difficulty in regards to controlling Broly in his younger years prior to creating his crown) and both Paragus and Babidi end up dying at the hands of the one they failed to control.

    Gallery

    See also

    References

    1. Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2, 2005
    2. English Subtitles for Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan
    3. Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai - Another Road, 2007
    4. 4.0 4.1 Supplemental Daizenshuu, 1996

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