Majin Boo, or Majin Buu in the Funimation dub, is one of the main antagonists of Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball Z Kai (along with Vegeta, Frieza and Cell). He is a villain from the Dragon Ball Z series who first appears as an innocent looking pudgy pink genie-like creature. Later in the series, it is revealed that Buu's original appearance is that of a sleek, demonic-like child also known as Pure Majin Buu. However, his nature and form had been altered after he had assimilated the gentle, pudgy god (Dai Kaioshin) into his body.
Boo's summoner, a wizard named Bibidi, had used Buu to wage war on the Kaioshin. Buu managed to kill two of the five Kaioshin and absorb two others, the second being the one who altered his nature to become innocent. After Bibidi sealed Boo away, Bibidi was killed by the only remaining Kaioshin (East Kaioshin, who later became just Kaioshin), and Buu was transported to planet Earth where he lay dormant for five million years, until Buu was revived by Bibidi's doppleganger Babidi during the events of Dragon Ball Z.
As Babidi's servant
Majin Buu's appearance and behavior disappointed Dabura, who insulted him, causing Buu to beat him up. When Buu recognized Babidi as his master, he attacked Son Gohan and Kaioshin, nearly killing Gohan. However, before he could eat the severely injured Kaioshin, Buu was spared by Dabura, but pulled the spear out and healed the hole in his stomach. He then fought Dabura and turned him into a cookie and ate him. Before he could eat Kaioshin, however, Majin Vegeta destroyed Babidi's ship and fought Buu. He had the advantage until Buu powered up, wrapped him up with a piece of skin, and beat him up. However, he was saved by Trunks and Son Goten, and then blew himself up, blowing the corpulent Majin to bits. However, Buu survived and came back together.
After healing Babidi from an injury he suffered at he hands of Piccolo, the two sought out Goten, Trunks, and Piccolo to get revenge on them. Often, Buu would turn the inhabitants of a city into candy or chocolate at Babidi's command and eat them to show the Earthlings what would happen if they did not turn in those three. When a woman who had a notorious grudge against Trunks for beating her son in the Tenkaichi Budokai told Babidi where Trunks lived, Son Goku fought Buu as a distraction, and seemed to be winning when he transformed into a Super Saiyan 3. However, he stopped the fight once Trunks got the Dragon Radar, and told Buu he should not be controlled by a coward like Babidi. After Goku left, Babidi starting shouting orders at Buu. However, Buu got tired of the abuse and killed him.
Boo's reign of terrorThe Z Fighters hoped that without Babidi, Buu would stop destroying things, but he was even worse without him, causing as much destruction and killing as many innocent people as he wanted. When he began to get tired, he turned several people into clay and built a house out of them. At one point, he met a young blind boy, and was disappointed when he would not run from him, so he healed his eyesight. The boy immediately liked Boo because he healed him, and Buu went to a city and turned an old man into milk, then gave him to the boy to drink (the boy was unaware of what the milk originally was).
While destroying boats, Buu saved a man from drowning, but upon seeing Buu he began to panic, causing Buu to get angry and kill him. Then, Gotenks (Goten and Trunks fused together) fought Buu, but lost, and the obese Majin also destroyed several tanks.
Friendship with Mr. Satan
Eventually, Mr. Satan tried to kill Buu, but as he was nowhere near as strong as him or the Z Warriors, his tactics revolved around poisoned chocolates and exploding video games. Soon, Boo and Satan became friends, and Buu healed an injured puppy, whom he named Bee. Mr. Satan asked Buu why he killed innocent people and destroyed cities, and upon realizing that it is the wrong thing to do, Buu immediately decided to stop.
Unfortunately, two deranged gunmen named Smitty and Van Zant appeared to kill Buu (so they could kill the innocent people themselves), and Van Zant shot Buu. They then blew up Buu's house, but Mr. Satan pummeled them. Boo healed Bee and they and Satan enjoyed some good time together.
Pure Evil Majin BuuThat is, until Van Zant shot Mr. Satan. Buu was able to heal him, but he was so angry that a lot of steam came out of his head (as it usually does when he is angry) but it contained the evil inside him, and took physical form: Pure Evil Majin Buu (Evil Buu in the Funimation dub), a grey, skinny version. Pure Evil Buu killed Van Zant and then fought Fat Buu after arguing with him over who is the real Buu. Pure Evil Boo had the advantage, so Fat Buu attempted to turn him into chocolate, but Pure Evil Buu blew the attack back at him with his breath, turning him into chocolate. Pure Evil Buu then ate Fat Buu and transformed into Evil Majin Buu (Super Buu in the Funimation dub).
Evil Majin Buu
- Main article: Super Buu
Evil Buu brutally killed Smitty but spared Mr. Satan, as he did have a little of Fat Buu's influence inside him. Able to sense energy levels, he made his way to Kami's Lookout, where Goten, Trunks, Piccolo, and the others were. He wanted to face Goten and Trunks straight away, but Piccolo tried to stall him, telling him that he could amuse himself with the other people of Earth. Buu used a Jinrui Zetsumetsu Kogeki (Human Extinction Attack) to kill everyone left on Earth except for Tenshinhan, Chaozu, Satan, Bee, and anyone at Kami's Lookout or Karin Tower. Piccolo eventually talked him into waiting an hour. He took Goten and Trunks into the Room of Time and Space to train. Chi-Chi slapped Boo for allegedly killing Gohan (though he was not dead at that time) and he turned her into an egg and stomped on her. Eventually, Buu got tired of waiting and destroyed the hourglass. Piccolo then took him to the time chamber (by the longest way possible, to buy Goten and Trunks some time) in the hopes that he could destroy the entrance and trap Boo inside if Goten and Trunks lost. Goten and Trunks fused into Gotenks and fought Boo. As a Super Saiyan, Gotenks sent exploding ghosts after Buu, blowing him to bits, which were then blasted into molecules by Gotenks and Piccolo, but he was still able to regenerate. When Gotenks pretended that he was not able to use any more Kamikaze Ghosts (when in reality he was waiting to surprise Buu with a Super Saiyan 3 transformation), Piccolo destroyed the entrance to the time chamber, trapping them all inside.
However, Buu escaped using his voice. He turned Krillin, Android 18, Marron, Yamcha, Pu'ar, Oolong, Bulma, Videl, Gyu Mao, and Master Roshi into chocolate and ate them (though Dende was saved by Mr. Popo). Shortly after, Gotenks escaped as a Super Saiyan 3 and fought Boo. Gotenks appeared to be winning, but eventually lost his Super Saiyan 3 power from being in this form so long, and soon the fusion wore off. However, Boo fell asleep while they were trying to find a way out of the situation. Then, Gohan returned from Kaioshin's planet, powered up by Rou Dai Kaioshin.
Gohan fought Buu and easily gained the advantage, so Boo self-destructed. However, Gohan, Goten, Trunks, and Piccolo escaped the explosion. Boo survived his own self-destruct and challenged Goten and Trunks to a rematch. When they fused into Gotenks, Boo absorbed him and Piccolo, and transformed.
Transformed Evil BuuIn his new form, Evil Buu was much stronger and more intelligent than his previous form, and he fought Gohan again. This time, Buu was winning, so Rou Dai Kaioshin gave Goku (who was dead at the time, and in the next dimension) his life and two Potara earrings so he could permanently fuse with Gohan. While this was happening, Tenshinhan attacked Buu, who retaliated by threatening to blow up the earth, but he was stopped when Goku arrived and split him in two. Boo knocked out Tenshinhan, and Goku threw the earring to his son, but Gohan was unable to catch it. While he looked for it, Goku fought Buu, who suddenly lost a third of his power when Gotenks' fusion wore off inside him.
However, Boo absorbed Gohan and became even more powerful. Goku found Vegeta, whom Lord Enma had sent back to Earth to fight Buu, and asked him to fuse with him using the earrings. Fighting off attacks from Buu, Vegeta refused until he learned that Boo ate Bulma. Goku and Vegeta became Vegito, who beat up Buu. Several times, Buu tried unsuccessful attacks, including a huge energy ball, hiding himself in a cloud of steam, the same liquid form technique he used on Smitty, and turning him into candy, which did not stop Vegito's ability to move and talk, forcing Buu to change him back. Several times during the battle, Vegito blew Buu to bits or destroyed many of his limbs, but always allowed him to regenerate, though he could easily have killed him. At one point in the battle, Buu used his voice to tear holes in the dimensions, but was stopped by Vegito.
Eventually, Vegito was absorbed by Buu, though this was his plan, as he wanted to rescue the others who were trapped inside him.
The Innards of BuuInexplicably separating into Goku and Vegeta, they searched for Gohan, Goten, Trunks, and Piccolo, and found them inside Buu's head, trapped unconscious inside cocoons that Buu calls "people pods." Goku and Vegeta tore them down from Buu's head, turning him back into the original Super Buu. Realizing what they were doing, he somehow got inside his own head and fought Goku and Vegeta. They were unable to finish him, but then Vegeta tore the original Majin Boo (who was not killed when he was eaten, but rather absorbed) down, causing Evil Boo to transform. In the middle of this, Goku and Vegeta escaped through the holes in his head with Gohan, Goten, Trunks, and Piccolo. Then, Evil Boo finished his transformation into Pure Majin Boo, who, since he no longer had the original Buu and Dai Kaioshin inside him, looked identical to Majin Buu's original form when he was created by Bibidi.
Pure Majin Buu Returns
- Main article: Kid Buu
Pure Buu blew up the earth, with only Goku, Vegeta, Mr. Satan, Dende, and Bee escaping the explosion, and Gohan, Goten, Trunks, Piccolo, Chaozu, Tenshinhan, Karin, and Yajirobe were killed in the blast, but Majin Buu (who was on solid ground at the time of the explosion) was merely blown to bits, and came back together. After destroying many planets, he used Shukan Ido to get to Other World, where he entered Dai Kaio's planet and fought the already-dead Krillin and Yamcha. He was about to destroy the planet when Goku and Vegeta raised their energy levels to draw him to Kaioshin's planet, thus saving Krillin, Yamcha, and the other dead people there from being erased from existence.
Using rock-paper-scissors, they determined that Goku should fight Pure Buu. Goku appeared evenly matched with him, until he began to lose energy, as he is unused to Super Saiyan 3 while alive. While Goku tried to get back his energy, Vegeta fought Pure Buu as a distraction, despite knowing that if he were to die he would be erased from existence permanently. Just as Buu was about to kill Vegeta again, Mr. Satan, believing that he was in a dream, started insulting Buu. Buu tried to attack him but got a headache, which was caused by the original Majin Buu to prevent him from killing Satan. Pure Buu spit out Fat Buu and attacked Satan, but Fat Buu attacked Pure Buu and the two Buus fought in a rematch.
While this was happening, Goku was trying to get his energy back, but instead he lost it all, turning back to normal from his Super Saiyan 3.
DeathVegeta then came up with a plan to destroy Pure Buu once and for all. He had Dende, Kibitoshin (Kaioshin fused with Kibito), and Rou Dai Kaioshin go to New Namek and use the Dragon Balls to wish back Earth and everyone who died during the entire Buu arc (except for the evil ones), including Vegeta. Goku began gathering energy from Earth for a Chou Genki Dama. However, only the other Z Warriors and their friends and family gave up energy, none of the other Earthlings were willing to when Vegeta asked them. Vegeta began fighting Pure Buu, as Fat Buu was severely beaten. Goku asked the Earthlings to give up energy. A few of them recognized him and gave up energy, but still most of the Earthlings thought that Goku and Vegeta were a demon that wanted to steal their souls.
It was at this moment that Mr. Satan, enraged at the Earthlings' refusal to help, asked them to give up energy, and they recognized their hero's voice and gave up energy, believing that it was he who was fighting Buu. However, Pure Buu saw the completed Genki Dama and stomped on Vegeta, keeping him near enough to prevent Goku from firing the Chou Genki Dama and killing Vegeta as well. However, Majin Buu attacked him, and before being knocked away he told Satan to take Vegeta away from the battle. With Vegeta safe, Goku threw the Chou Genki Dama at Pure Buu. However, the pink menace was able to send the Chou Genki Dama back at Goku due to Goku's energy having been depleted. After going through every possible option, most of which would not work out, Vegeta told Dende to use the final wish of the Dragon Balls to restore Goku's energy. When Goku found out that his energy had returned, he said he would like for Pure Boo to return as a better person, and sent the Chou Genki Dama back at him, completely destroying the evil demon.
Celebrations with Majin Buu
The original Majin Buu who had split from Evil Buu was able to live on Earth in peace, as Mr. Buu, once Goku used the Dragon Balls to erase everyone's memory of him. At one point he even stopped two thugs from robbing a jewelry store. He competed in tournaments afterward, always letting Mr. Satan win in the finals.
Good Reincarnation of Pure BuuHearing Goku's wish for Pure Buu to be reborn into someone good, Lord Enma reincarnated Pure Buu into a child named Uub, who was a good guy unlike his previous self. Goku and Uub crossed paths 10 years later at the Tenkaichi Budokai tournament, and trained him to be the next defender of the universe as Goku begins to live in Uub's village and becomes Uub's mentor.
Techniques and special powers
- Buu can use his antenna to shoot a beam at anyone or anything and turn it into anything else. He most commonly uses this to turn a person into candy, chocolate, or some sort of food, but has also been shown to turn people into clay, and a rock into a bathroom.
- Buu can regenerate any lost limbs, heal any injuries, or even come back together after being blown to bits. He can only be killed if he is completely destroyed so that there is absolutely nothing left of him, though Majin Buu was nearly killed with his body fully intact while fighting Pure Buu and, quite similarly, Evil Boo seemed to be getting worn down while fighting Vegito, as he forgot to heal a hole made in his stomach so it seems even his regeneration has a limit.
- Buu can turn any part of himself that is detached (often his severed head tentacle) into liquid and use it to swallow up a victim, which is then absorbed.
- Buu can stretch his limbs as far as he wants to.
- Buu can turn into liquid and go down someone's throat and make them explode. He does this to Smitty, but this proves ineffective against Vegito.
- Like most fighters, Buu can fly and shoot energy waves, and has super strength.
- Evil Buu can sense energy auras.
- Pure Buu can use Shukan Ido (Instantaneous Movement).
- Fat Buu: Josh Martin
- Evil Buu: Justin Cook
- Super Buu: Justin Cook
- Kid Buu: Josh Martin
- Fat Buu: Scott McNeil
- Evil Buu: Brian Dobson
- Super Buu: Brian Dobson
- Kid Buu: Ward Perry
- Fat Buu: Corby Proctor
- Fat Boo: Kōzō Shioya
- Pure Evil Boo (Evil Buu): Kōzō Shioya
- Evil Boo (Super Buu): Kōzō Shioya
- Pure Boo (Kid Buu): Kōzō Shioya
- Fat Buu is the only character to be eaten by one of Boo's forms and be treated as if he was absorbed.
- Buu is the only one of the four major villains who did not have a tail.
- Although he is the oldest villain, he is the most infantile.
- Despite his being somewhat stupid and immature, Boo seems to have an incredible memory. He remembered that Bibidi told him to destroy planets, which happened millions of years ago.
- Fat Buu's pink, bouncy appearance is somewhat similar to the Nintendo character, Kirby. Coincidentally, the two met and battled to the death in Screwattack.com's show, Death Battle.
- During Goku and Buu's first encounter in the English dub, Goku told him he was a Saiyan. But Buu pronounced it "Saiya-jin," a reference to the Japanese version of the word.