Bandages the Mummy

Bandages the Mummy (or Mummy Man Viz) is a minor villain who makes his debut in "Goku's Turn to Fight", the 72nd episode of the Dragon Ball anime, which premiered on July 29, 1987.


Bandages the Mummy is the third fighter employed by Fortuneteller Baba during the Fortuneteller Baba Saga. He fights in an arena called Devil's Toilet somewhere inside Fortuneteller Baba's Palace. Yamcha is the first to fight Bandages and severely underestimates him during their match, since he was under the impression that Bandages was a slow fighter based on his large stature. However, Bandages surprises him when he demonstrates that he is capable of balancing both incredibly fast movements and brute strength. Initially, Yamcha has trouble finding the opportunity to strike the mummy because of his difficult fighting style, but he is eventually able to knock Bandages off the platform.

However, once again, Bandages surprises his unsuspecting foe by launching one of his bandages onto the platform and swinging back aboard. Bandages then proceeds to pummel Yamcha into submission. As Goku prepared to fight Bandages, Master Roshi revealed that several other fighters had defeated Baba's first two warriors, but nobody had ever beaten Bandages.

Bandages the Mummy seems to meet his match while facing his next opponent, Goku. Bandages has trouble finding openings in Goku's defense. Cautiously, he decides to catch Goku off guard, and manages to land three hard blows on the boy, which appear to knock him out. However, Goku simply gets back on his feet and calmly approaches the mummy. Bandages then resorts to capturing Goku with his bandages, and attempting to squeeze Goku until he gave up. At this point Master Roshi suggested that no mortal man could defeat Bandages. However, Goku shockingly maneuvered his way free. Ever angry, Bandages unsuccessfully tries punching Goku, to which Goku retaliates with a punch to Bandages' stomach. Though this punch is the first instance of pain Bandages experiences during the match, it proves enough to knock him out.



  • Bandages's face resembles that of Bongo (the big brute from Curse of the Blood Rubies), as well as Android 8.
  • It is possible that Bandages is stronger than Master Roshi, as Master Roshi doubted than Goku could beat him even after admitting that Goku had surpassed him.
  • Yamcha gets a rematch with Bandages in a bonus mission in Dragon Ball: Origins 2.