- This article is about the fourth fighter of Fortuneteller Baba. For the protagonist of Go! Go! Ackman, see Ackman.
"The most destructive force in the world is negativity. It is true power. Negative energy exists in all living things. It's created from emotions such as fear, anger, hatred, jealousy, and aggression. I can manipulate this energy, convert it into beams of destructive power that annihilate anything in its path. And right now, my little foe, I have you square in my sights."
Spike the Devil Man, also known simply as Devilman ( アックマン Akkuman), is a devil from Hell who works as one of Fortuneteller Baba's fighters. He appears in the Dragon Ball manga and the anime Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z. He was once the strongest of Baba's fighters, but was bumped down one rank by Grandpa Gohan.
Devil Man was born in Hell and later on, won the World Martial Arts Tournament twice. Spike the Devil Man also has an older sister named Majon. One of his hobbies, beside fighting, is shopping. He also has a disliking to angels. Devil Man came to Earth to "earn some more", and wants to return to Hell some day.
Fortuneteller Baba Saga
Main article: Fortuneteller Baba Saga
During Goku and his friends' mission to defeat all of Baba's fighters to find out the location of an undetectable Dragon Ball, Spike watches Goku easily defeat Bandages the Mummy in the Devil's Toilet, somewhere inside Fortuneteller Baba's Palace. He prepares to fight Goku while discussing with Grandpa Gohan, the last fighter Goku will have to face. When the fight begins, Spike assumes the boy will be no match, but he is overpowered by the young boy, who is clearly stronger than him, easily dodging his attacks. Spike however, gives Goku a run for his money and tries to blow him to shreds with his most deadly attack, the Devilmite Beam, despite Baba urgently telling him not to. Unfortunately, he does not know that Goku has a pure heart, which shocks him greatly. In desperation, Spike brings out his Demon Fork, but is still defeated by getting kicked into a wall, and Goku goes to the next round against Grandpa Gohan.
King Piccolo Saga
Main article: King Piccolo Saga During the King Piccolo Saga, Spike's information was shown to be in the World Martial Arts Tournament records stolen by Tambourine, although it is not revealed if Spike was among the martial artists killed by Tambourine (which is highly unlikely, as Tambourine would have likely been killed by Spike's Devilmite Beam due his evil heart).
Dragon Ball Z
Majin Buu Saga
Main article: Kid Buu Saga
Spike the Devil Man is killed from either Super Buu's Human Extinction Attack or when Kid Buu destroyed the Earth (alternatively he may have fled to Other World as Baba had and returned to the living world after the Earth was restored). He is revived with the rest of Earth's population by Porunga, and gives his energy to Goku's Super Spirit Bomb when Mr. Satan asks for everyone's energy.
- Manga and Anime
Spike was a powerful enough fighter to have won the World Martial Arts Tournament twice in the past. He is also the strongest of Fortuneteller Baba's champions with the exception of Grandpa Gohan who only temporarily fought for her. While his Devilmite Beam would be devastating for many fighters it proved useless on Goku who was pure of heart and was defeated by him with minimal effort.
Techniques and special abilities
- Flight/Hikou – Devilman can fly at will, either due to his wings or his ki (or possibly a combination of both).
- Ki Blast – The most basic form of energy wave. Used in Budokai Tenkaichi 3 and Revenge of King Piccolo.
- Magic Materialization – The magical ability to create objects from seemingly thin air. He uses it to create a trident (Demon Fork) for his fight with Goku.
- Fork Attack – Uses the Magic Materialization to create a pitch fork, which he instantly throws at his opponent. The fork explodes upon hitting its target (like a missile). Used in Budokai Tenkaichi 3 and Dragon Ball: Origins 2.
- Demon Fork Rush – A rushing attack where he uses his fork to repeatedly stab (and torment) the opponent.
- Devilmite Beam – His signature attack is also his most devastating. Master Roshi stated that the Devilmite Beam is a force of unimaginable evil, said "to have destroyed more lives than any war or pestilence combined". Taking the form of a spiraling pink laser fired from his fingers, the Devilmite Beam amplifies any dark thought (anger, malice, aggression, arrogance, etc.) and converts it into pure negative energy, which expands in the victim's body until their heart explodes. As the technique can amplify even the slightest negative thought to lethal levels, the only way for most people to survive it is to evade the beam. However, the technique is rendered totally useless if the person doesn't possess a single negative thought, as there is nothing for the beam to amplify and explode.
- Kaikosen – A mystical energy attack he fires from his hands that ensnares the opponent in electrical energy, temporarily paralyzing them. Spike can use this technique before firing the Devilmite Beam, to ensure a direct hit.
- False Courage – One of his Blast 1 in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3.
Video game appearances
Devil Man is a boss in Dragon Ball 3: Gokuden, Dragon Ball Z: Super Gokuden: Totsugeki-Hen, Dragon Ball, and Dragon Ball: Origins 2. He appears in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 as a playable fighter. He is a boss and a playable character in Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle, Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure and Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo.
In Budokai Tenkaichi 3, there is a What-If Story named Unexpected Help, where he is the one who fights Frieza, one of his soldiers, Appule and King Cold (who are waiting for Goku to return to Earth, so they can kill him) instead of Future Trunks. Spike the Devil Man is surprisingly able to defeat the pair (as well as two other soldiers), thanks to his Devilmite Beam Technique. In this video game, Spike the Devil Man is one of the stronger Dragon Ball era fighters and his Devilmite Beam is unique as its strength damage is determined by who the opponent is and whether or not the opponent is equip with certain specific Z-Items (potaras). Some characters are almost immune to the Devilmite Beam (like Goku) because they are pure of heart; however, if said character undergoes a transformation which taints the heart (such as turning into either a Great Ape or a Super Saiyan), they lose their immunity and thus can take some damage from the Devilmite Beam. It does deliver large ultimate damage to every past and present villain in the Dragon Ball franchise included in the game, with especially huge amounts going to 100% pure evil characters like Evil Buu, Janemba, Hirudegarn and Omega Shenron. Though, strangely, if someone uses the Devilmite Beam on another Devilman it leaves that Devilman with only 1 HP if he had full health when the move connected. There is also "special dialog" between him and Dabura if they fight each other in Budokai Tenkaichi 3.
Though he does not physically appear in Dragon Ball: Xenoverse, there is a Spike the Devilman suit which appears as a clothing and accessory options for the Future Warrior available via the GT Pack 1 DLC.
In Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle, Spike the Devilman's Super Attack is the Devilmite Beam, and there is an “ultra-rare chance” (about a 1% chance) to do maximum damage (99,999,999), which is a tribute to the Devilmite Beam’s ability to instantly kill anyone with an impure heart.
- Japanese: Michihiro Ikemizu
- FUNimation dub: Justin Cook
- Blue Water dub: Randall Wiebe
- Latin American dub: Humberto Solórzano
- Spike the Devil Man vs. Goku
- He is based on the titular character from the 1972 manga Devilman, more specifically on his 1972 anime incarnation.
- His Japanese name is a pun on Akuma (悪魔, devil).
- He makes a cameo appearance on a billboard in the Trunks Saga.