The Majin is a virtually unstoppable extraterrestrial being. The Majin existed through the span of billions of years and was the only one of its kind, until Fat Buu created many other Majins.
- 1 Existence
- 2 Personaility
- 3 Abilities
- 3.1 Ki Blast
- 3.2 Flight
- 3.3 Absorption
- 3.4 Body Manipulation and Regeneration
- 3.5 Healing
- 3.6 Vanishing Beam
- 3.7 Telekinesis
- 3.8 Chocolate Beam
- 3.9 Super Breath
- 3.10 Belly Attack
- 3.11 Human Extinction Attack
- 3.12 Dimension Scream
- 3.13 Materialization
- 3.14 Planet Burst
- 3.15 Instant Learning
- 3.16 Instantaneous Movement
- 4 Appearance
- 5 The Original Buu
Existence[edit | edit source]
Majin Buu was thought to be created roughly 5 million years ago (before the actual story of Dragon Ball takes place) by Bibidi, an evil wizard. However, it was revealed by the franchise's creator that Majin Buu was not created by Bibidi, but has existed since time immemorial. He cycled between rampages and long hibernation. During numerous iterations of this cycle, he absorbed the evil elements of mankind, becoming steadily more violent. Bibidi merely knew the means of calling Buu from out of his long slumber. This monster was a virtually invincible force of destruction, but because of his absolutely wild and ruthless nature, he could not be controlled even by Bibidi himself. Eventually, Buu and Bibidi made their way to the Planet of the Kais, where the rulers of the universe and Bibidi's sworn enemies, the Kaioshin, lived peacefully. Majin Buu proceeded into killing both the Western Supreme Kai and the Northern Supreme Kai before encountering the Southern Supreme Kai, the strongest of the Kais. Buu managed to absorb Southern Supreme Kai during their fight, which transformed him into a bulkier version of himself (dubbed [by many fans] as Ultra Buu or Mega Buu).
Majin Buu then made an attempt on the Eastern Supreme Kai's life, who is saved when the Grand Supreme Kai came into the scene. After a brief struggle, Buu absorbs Grand Supreme Kai which results in the childlike Fat Buu who was much less evil (and much weaker) than the original Buu due to the innocence of the Grand Supreme Kai's soul. Seeing his opportunity, Bibidi finally managed to seal Majin Buu inside of a magic cocoon without much resistance from the latter. Bibidi was then killed by the Eastern Supreme Kai a short time later, which meant the madness of Majin Buu was believed to have ended for good. However, the Fat Majin Buu was again resurrected 5 million years later on Earth by Babidi (the son of Bibidi). After many chains of events (which includes the Fat Buu murdering Babidi, the fight between the Good Buu and the Evil Buu, the birth of Super Buu, everyone that Super Buu had absorbed (Gotenks, Piccolo, and Gohan) being removed by Goku and Vegeta (when they were voluntarily absorbed when they were Vegito), and Good Buu being separated from Super Buu within his mind), the original pure evil form of Majin Buu finally resurfaces.
Personaility[edit | edit source]
A Majin’s personality varies in individuals. Their only member, the original Majin Buu, has shown to be hyper aggressive and manic. The original incarnation doesn't have much of a personality and is pure evil. But after being pacified through absorbing its first victims, it attains a good side. These conflicting sides seemed to give Fat Buu contradictory behavior, by healing a blind poor boy then giving him milk, then a second later destroys an entire city in one blast. Although he is one of the most powerful entities in Dragon Ball Z, Majin Buu is often playful and childish, revealing he destroys things for fun. The fat Buu appears to possess a conscious by being persuaded by a human to stop killing. When Fat Buu was told that it was immoral, he simply stopped. Though he is playful and silly in this pacified form, his evil side is readily apparent, especially shown when his eyes widen and steam shoots out of the holes on his body. He finds enjoyment in taking the lives of many and shows no remorse, though this is because he treats everything as a game. In battle he fights in a bullying manner, using his immense size to outflank his opponent. Despite the pleasure he takes in mass-murder, it is later revealed that he only committed such acts because he was unaware of their morality, and because he had been commanded to do so by Babidi, and Bibidi before him. The Daikaioshin’s presence is more influential in this form than in Super Buu, who is mostly evil and is influenced very little by the Kai. He literally struggles with the evil inside himself, with the evil winning and usurping near complete control, with Majin Buu becoming far more dangerous as a result. Buu also possessed an enormous appetite for sweets, shown to far exceed even Goku's eating habits, as Buu was still hungry after he once turned a whole city of people into candy and ate them. He was extremely naive, as he was completely ignorant of Hercule's (inept) attempts to kill him, as well as the fact that Bibidi and Babidi were using him.
Abilities[edit | edit source]
Ki Blast[edit | edit source]
The most basic form of energy wave.
Flight[edit | edit source]
The ability to fly with the use of ki.
Absorption[edit | edit source]
Majin Buu fully engulfs and takes an opponent into his body to cause an increase in physical and mental prowess. Majin Buu usually has a severed body part liquefy, or he has a piece of skin fall off of his body. The goo will then sneak up behind the person, and stretch itself to be large enough to accommodate the target. The goo will then leap onto the person. The goo will try to smother as much of the target as it can on the first strike to make the capture easier. If Majin Buu is lucky, the goo will completely cover the target on the first leap. Once the goo is on the person, it will quickly cover up any part of the person that wasn't covered during when it first leaped. Once the target is completely covered, the goo will squeeze and solidify, trapping the person. It is seemingly impossible to escape the goo, no matter what the circumstances (such as Piccolo, who the goo took a long time to cover due to his armor). Majin Buu will then raise his finger up, and the goo will then launch up into the air with the person inside of it. The goo will then fly straight into Majin Buu and cover him. During the transformation, Majin Buu will become liquid himself, meaning that he is basically taking over the goo and has surrounded the person with his own liquefied body. He then begins to meld back into solid form, making sure the person is in the center of the goo. The person is shrunken and is put inside Majin Buu's body in a pod. Majin Buu's Fat Buu form is assumed as a result of absorbing the obese Grand Supreme Kai.
Body Manipulation and Regeneration[edit | edit source]
Majin Buu has full control over every aspect of his physical make-up, able to stretch, shape-shift, liquefy, and otherwise manipulate his malleable body; useful as both an attack and defense and as a tool in absorption. Buu also seems to possess the ability to gasify himself. When first hatched from his cocoon on Earth, he leaks out in the form of a pink gas that spills into the atmosphere, which later solidifies into his physical form. He can also regenerate his body at a sub-molecular level, allowing him to survive virtually anything; however, he was unable to regenerate from Goku's Spirit Bomb since it destroyed every atom of Buu. Vegeta commented that the creature‘s rubbery-like body might be the reason it could take so much damage easily (since even as a Super Saiyan 2, Vegeta's damaging blows were being brushed off easily). However, it's most likely due to Buu's regenerative abilities at work here. His unrivaled regeneration plus his endless resilience and stamina granted him near-immortality; he is shown at one point to survive the explosion that destroys the Earth. However, it is shown during the fight between Vegito and Super Buu that even his regeneration has its limits; after repeatedly being blown to bits and pounded into oblivion, Buu had to exert more and more effort to restore himself, at one point failing completely for a moment and leaving a gaping hole in his stomach.
Healing[edit | edit source]
Majin Buu can completely heal another being if he so chooses, even if they are blind or near death. So long as the recipient is still alive, Majin Buu can bring them back to health. It is unknown if this ability was possessed by Kid Buu or inherited from the absorbed Daikaioh. He is unable to revive the dead.
Vanishing Beam[edit | edit source]
A technique used many times by all forms of Majin Buu and is his signature technique. It is usually an average-sized, pink or purple beam fired from the palm. Fat Buu uses his move against Super Saiyan 3 Goku while being punched in the chest.
Telekinesis[edit | edit source]
Majin Buu uses this to move an entire city of people in the air so he can turn them into whatever he chooses.
Chocolate Beam[edit | edit source]
This is one of Majin Buu's signature attacks. It is a unique ability to change objects and living beings around him into inanimate objects such as sweets and milk. Though he usually turns them into foods, Majin Buu has transformed a small population into clay for his house on one occasion during the Majin Buu Saga, and Super Buu once transformed a rock into a toilet. Vegito is the only entity that is shown to able to retain his will or move after being hit by the attack, fighting Super Buu as "the world's strongest coffee candy". Majin Buu used this technique against Dabura with success and having the Demon King transformed into a cookie. When Majin Buu expelled his evil and became the pure-hearted Good Buu, he tried utilizing it to finish Evil Buu, but it failed and backfired causing Good Buu's downfall and the result of Super Buu.
Fat Buu defeats Gohan with his devastating attack. The first technique used by Majin Buu in the anime. Majin Buu puts his arms forward and fires an immense bluish green beam that becomes a ball (instead of the other way around as with most attacks) The attack is so powerful it would have sent Gohan into space if it wasn’t for Supreme Kai neutralizing the ball.
Super Breath[edit | edit source]
Buu inhales deeply and then exhales creating a huge gust of wind similar to a hurricane that can level a city.
Belly Attack[edit | edit source]
This move is only performed by fat Majin Buu. Majin Buu can perform this attack if the person kicks him in the stomach. The person will be unable to take their foot out, and will slowly start to be sucked inward. Majin Buu will expand his belly so the person can fit inside, and then will continue to suck them inside of his belly. The person is being violently squeezed as this happens, violently enough that loud rubbery noises are heard. The person is sucked in very slowly, until they are completely engulfed. Even then, Majin Buu will continue to engulf the person, completely closing off the opening in his stomach. This was used in his battle against Super Saiyan 3 Goku.
Human Extinction Attack[edit | edit source]
Super Buu fires a massive amount of energy waves from his left palm that disperses to seek out and kill all human beings. Super Buu used this attack to kill every single human being on Earth. Only Tien and Chiaotzu were fast enough to dodge the blasts and escaped from death and Hercule and Bee were spared due to the friendly Majin Buu's influence.
Dimension Scream[edit | edit source]
Super Buu lets out all of his energy in high pitched scream, ripping dimensions. It is said to possess enough power to destroy the whole universe and has a barrier to protect himself. First used to escape the Hyperbolic Time Chamber and later used as a last resort against Vegito.
Materialization[edit | edit source]
Super Buu uses this technique to conjure a drink and magazine while waiting for Gotenks to get his Kamikaze ghosts in order.
Planet Burst[edit | edit source]
A massive ki sphere created by Kid Buu by collecting energy in his right palm, enough to destroy a planet the size of Earth in a single shot. It was used to not only destroy Earth, but many other planets as Kid Buu sought out the place where Goku and Vegeta were hiding.
Instant Learning[edit | edit source]
This ability doesn't actually have a name. It allows Buu to instantly and perfectly perform any skill or ability seen. This explains how he knew Instantaneous Movement because he saw Supreme Kai perform it. This ability is shared by all versions of Buu. The limit of this ability is unknown but he has learned such abilities like the Kamehameha, Instantaneous Movement and a skill used by Vegeta (Learned by Fat Buu). He also learnt one of Gotenks ultimate attacks and Vegeta's Galick Gun. It is also possible that he knows Vegeta's Big Bang Attack because he saw Vegeta use it. He may even be able to use the Spirit Bomb. But because he is pure evil, he may not be able to perform it. This ability also teaches him how to fight seeing as Vegeta stated that Uub was learning to fight Goku as he was fighting, which was the same as Buu's ability, considering that Uub is a re-incarnation of Buu made by Goku's wish.
Instantaneous Movement[edit | edit source]
A technique that allows its user to instantly teleport to another planet, place or person. Unlike Instant Transmission, first introduced by Goku, the user does not actually need to focus on a specific energy signature to use as a target. This means that the user can transport anywhere within the Universe.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
When the creature is first revealed to us it is fat, pink, and about 8 ft tall. It is later revealed at the end of the series this isn't the original incarnation of the Majin. Fat Buu is the result of the original creature's absorption of Daikaioh, the supreme ruler of all Kais. The merging of the juvenile and immature Kid Buu with the benevolent and innocent Daikaioh resulted in a child like care free being known as Fat Buu who, despite his behavior, possesses power that severely exceeds that of a Super Saiyan 2.
Fat Buu was first introduced during the Babidi Saga and is the first Majin Buu seen in the manga or anime. After being released from his cocoon by Babidi, he has a brief battle with the Supreme Kai and Gohan in which he easily defeats both of them with little effort. He is then confronted by Vegeta who fares far better than Gohan or the Supreme Kai but is ultimately outmatched by the monstrous Buu. With no options left, Vegeta sacrifices himself in an effort to defeat Fat Buu for good and blows himself and Buu to pieces (he in particular is turned to stone, and crumbles to dust when it falls to the ground). Buu, however, reveals his regeneration technique's virtually limitless capabilities and comes back to life. Together he and Babidi go on rampage throughout Earth searching for Goten, Trunks, and Piccolo for their individual parts in almost ruining Babidi's plan.
Evil Buu is a tall, thin, and gray emaciated form which appeared after Majin Buu dispelled the evil from his body. Evil Buu represents the dark side of Majin Buu and possesses the bulk of their power, a result of Majin Buu's anger becoming more than he could resist until he expelled it as Evil Buu.
This explains why his reaction to the shooting of Mr. Satan was so despicable, and even appalled the Fat Majin Buu. The "evil" Majin Buu is a polar opposite of the "good" Majin Buu in all aspects apart from apparel (except for him having a dark blue cape where Fat Buu has a purple cape), including the color of his flesh (a drab grey), his incredibly thin body, and gravelly manner of speech.
Super Buu is the result of Evil Buu eating the fat Majin Buu after turning him into chocolate. This new Majin Buu has a tremendous increase in power, and has an increased mental capacity. In this form, Buu has very little patience and has dangerous fits of anger, even holding the power to rip through dimensional walls if he gets angry enough.
It was the Super Buu form of the creature that we are first introduced to its absorption capabilities. With each absorption, Super Buu's physical appearance always changes, including taking on exact replicas of his absorbed victims clothing, as well as facial/body features and other characteristics such as intelligence and signature techniques. Due to his multiple forms taken on from each absorption, fans have come up with several names for each respective form often with "Buu" at the start of them, such as Buutenks, Buucolo and Buuhan. In the Tenkaichi series, his absorbed forms are simply written as Super Buu next to a bracket containing the victim's name. A lesser known fan name is Adult Buu, which came about due to Super Buu looking like an adult version of his original form.
The Original Buu[edit | edit source]
Kid Buu is the original and purest form of Majin Buu. It is also the last one that appears as all the sentient lifeforms that were absorbed are freed from his being. Although he appears smaller than any other form, he is the most dangerous form of Buu, due to his full relentless evil and spontaneity. He is also completely free of restraint and has no trace of sanity, and because of this is extremely volatile. He retains his childish personality, becoming amused and laughing hysterically at his own destruction of entire worlds.
Buu's only reason for existence was to cause absolute destruction. He enjoyed the destruction he brought to the universe, revelling in the devastation he wroughts. He appears to enjoy testing the limits of his own power, seeking out Vegeta and Goku just to see how far they could push him. He is also utterly merciless, annihilating entire planets simply because Vegeta and Goku weren't there. On the rare occasion he ever showed any restraint of his power, it was to make his "game" of destruction last longer instead of producing an instant kill. Unlike his previous forms, this form of Buu's thought process is seen to be irrational, even destroying his own body to destroy the Earth. Technically, he is not a sadistic killer seeking to bring pain to his victims, as he seemingly doesn't know or even care about pain (unlike most naturally existing beings, Buu lacks a conscious), nor does he seek to lord over anything. He merely seeks to have fun the only way he knows how; creating havoc and destruction in the whole universe. Only by Kid Buu gaining enlightenment through absorbing other beings is existence spared.
Unlike his anime counterpart, in the manga series, this Buu is never seen to be capable of speech, except for when he was about to destroy Good Majin Buu. The first form he appeared in was actually the form that he took after he'd absorbed Southern Supreme Kai and Grand Supreme Kai millions of years earlier. In addition to this, he is the final villain of the Dragon Ball manga and the Dragon Ball Z anime.