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"You gotta be kidding me! That's him? That's Bibidi's madman? He's been revived again? This is terrible!"
— "Battle for the Universe Begins"

The West Kai (西の界王 Nishi no Kaiō, literal meaning "West of World King") is the king of the West Area of the universe and North Kai's personal rival.


West Kai is quite arrogant, rude, and insulting. Like his fellow Kais he can be very immature when bickering with his counterparts. He is also a very sore loser, being unwilling to lose without making up some excuse when it's obvious he lost.


Dragon Ball Z

Majin Buu Saga

Main articles: Great Saiyaman Saga and Kid Buu Saga


West Kai

West Kai is short in stature, being about half the size of North Kai, and wears a blue monocle (he is the only Kai without sunglasses). His fighters are very strong and his best and strongest fighter is Pikkon. His fighters include Pikkon, Tapkar and Maraikoh. He taught Pikkon the Thunder Flash Attack and later remarks, after Pikkon fried the arena twice with Thunder Flash that "I told him not to do that, 'don't use Thunder Flash unless you're far away' I said. It's getting harder and harder to teach these kids, It's all about explosions to them."

Sometime later, West Kai encounters Kid Buu, and it turns out that he fought the monster Majin Buu, as the North Kai reminds him in the Kid Buu Saga. He does not recognize Buu at first, wondering if he is training or "trying to kill us." When he remembers Buu, he teases Pikkon with the obvious truth that Buu is much stronger than him, much to Pikkon's dismay.

All four Kais often argue with each other, make fun of each other, or insult each other, but West Kai seems to particularly be North Kai's rival, and takes an immediate dislike to Goku, who is North Kai's star pupil. The only times the Kais get along is in a time of universal crisis (something that does not happen frequently).

Dragon Ball GT

Shadow Dragon Saga

Main article: Shadow Dragon Saga


West Kai in Dragon Ball GT

Years later, in Dragon Ball GT, West Kai is shown when Goku asks King Kai to persuade people across the universe to give some of their energy to form an Universal Spirit Bomb. He is shown relaxing on a deck chair, still on Grand Kai's planet.

Video game appearances

Dragon Ball Z - Buu's Fury 1403146328194

West Kai with his comrades in Buu's Fury

Voice actors



West Kai with a halo

  • West Kai is one of the few characters who does not die in Dragon Ball Z. Although he is not dead, during the episode "True Saiyans Fight Alone" where Kid Buu prepares to destroy Other World, West Kai can briefly be seen with a halo for a short moment.
  • West Kai is never mentioned in the Dragon Ball manga, only North Kai and South Kai are seen.
  • Super Pikkon can be seen wearing the West Kai's clothing in Dragon Ball Heroes.


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