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  • Emperor Pilaf
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  • Pilaf or Emperor Pilaf as he called himself, is an antagonist in Dragon Ball and a minor antagonist in Dragon Ball GT. He wants to use the Dragon Balls to rule the world.
  • Emperor Pilaf is a main character in the dragon ball series he had his own saga as well
  • In Dragon Ball, Pilaf always tries to use the Dragon Balls to take over the world, but he usually fails due to being stopped by Son Goku and his friends. Pilaf makes a minor appearance in Dr. Slump and Arale-chan: N-cha! Love Comes From Penguin Village where he is in a crowd with Mai, Shu, Oolong, Lunch, Tori-Bot, King Nikochan & his servant, and Pink.
  • Pilaf is a major antagonist during Dragon Ball. He is a small, impish demi-human who craves nothing more than power and dreams of ruling the world. He is an emperor in that he has a crown and a castle. He rules over an empire known as the Reich Pilaf, however the only members of this evil empire are his two followers Shu and Mai. He collects all of the Dragon Balls once, but is foiled by Goku, and his friends. A second time, he is stopped by the Red Ribbon Army, and a third time, he releases Piccolo Daimaō, who betrays him soon after. At the beginning of the Dragonball GT, Pilaf accidentally wishes for Goku to be turned into a young kid with the Black Star Dragon Balls, setting into motion the events of the entire series.
  • "Emperor" Pilaf is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball manga and anime in which he appears as a major antagonist. He is a small, impish demi-human who craves nothing more than power and dreams of ruling the world. He is an emperor in that he has a crown and a castle. He rules over an empire known as the Reich Pilaf, however the only members of this evil empire are his two followers Shū and Mai, and despite his villainous ambitions has a rather meek personality.
  • Emperor Pilaf (ピラフ Pirafu) is the first major antagonist during Dragon Ball. He is a small, impish monster who craves nothing more than power and dreams of ruling the world. He is an emperor in that he has a crown and a castle. He rules over an empire known as the Emperor Pilaf, however; only members of this evil empire are his two followers Shu and Mai. Emperor Pilaf acts much like a child would with a new toy, he acts as if he's king of the world all because of his "toys". Emperor Pilaf in fact has no special powers and usually keeps his henchmen in line through various torture devices he keeps in his castle home. If something bothers Emperor Pilaf, he will cry, whine, and complain like a baby until he gets his way. Despite his immature attitude, Pilaf demonstrates some degree of reserve
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AniName
  • Emperor Pilaf
FamConnect
  • Mai Shu
JapName
  • ピラフ
type of villain
  • Tyrant, Dimwit
MangaName
  • Emperor Pilaf
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Goals
  • Conquer the world.
Origin
  • Dragon Ball
Skills
  • Causing mischief
RefName
  • Emperor Pilaf
FirstApp
  • DB Volume 2
RomName
  • Pirafu
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AltName
  • Lord Pilaf
  • Pilaf the Great
  • Pilaff
Appears In
  • DB, DBGT
Alias
  • Emperor Pilaf
Hobby
  • Laughing.
  • Torturing his henchmen.
Occupation
  • Leader of the Pilaf Gang
Fullname
  • Pilaf
Race
  • Unknown
Size
  • 300
CanonTo
  • Original Manga
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  • "Emperor" Pilaf is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball manga and anime in which he appears as a major antagonist. He is a small, impish demi-human who craves nothing more than power and dreams of ruling the world. He is an emperor in that he has a crown and a castle. He rules over an empire known as the Reich Pilaf, however the only members of this evil empire are his two followers Shū and Mai, and despite his villainous ambitions has a rather meek personality. He appears almost twice as much in the anime as compared to the manga. At one point in Dragon Ball, he collects all of the Dragon Balls and is about to make his wish when Oolong jumps in the way and screams a different wish than anyone had planned on. Pilaf's first confrontation with Son Gokū is in the "Son Gokū Saga" over the Dragon Balls, which he seeks so that he can wish to rule the world. When he fails, he then releases Piccolo Daimaō from his confinement to achieve power. Pilaf has a short return in the "Red Ribbon Army Saga", a shorter return in the "Fortuneteller Baba Saga", and a final appearance in Dragon Ball, prior to Goku and Chi-Chi's wedding. Pilaf is never seen during Dragon Ball Z, other than a flashback stint, thanks to Bulma during the "Namek Saga" and an appearance in a picture stint on a card game in "Bojack Unbound". In the first episode of Dragon Ball GT he makes a final major appearance as an old man. He finds Kami’s Lookout along with the now elderly Shū and Mai, and they manage to recover the seven Black Star Dragon Balls hidden in the Tower. Right as Pilaf is about to make his wish to rule the world, Gokū appears in front of them. Pilaf screams in rage and exclaims that he wishes Gokū were a little kid again so he could beat him up. Unfortunately, the Black Star Dragon overhears this and grants his wish. Later in the "Bebi Saga", when the Planet explodes, Pilaf and his gang are last seen briefly, when Goku saves them and takes them to the Tsufurian Planet. Despite his seeming incompetence, Pilaf has an incredible amount of resources at his command, such as his own castle, airplane, laser weaponry, and high-tech floating base. Somehow he is able to improve on Bulma's Dragon Radar, develop a material that is capable of nullifying the electromagnetic pulses that a Dragon Radar picks up on, create an orbiting satellite detection system that can pick up images and sound from anywhere in the world, and find where the electric rice cooker Piccolo Daimaō was buried under the ocean floor hundreds of years ago even though he was believed to be only a legend by everyone save Kame-sen'nin and Tsuru-sen'nin. Pilaf is one of the few characters to break the fourth wall, directly referring the Dragon Ball comic itself. It should also be noted that despite his incompetence, he is known to the citizens of Dragon World, as Bulma recognises him as Pilaf when they first meet. Note: In the "Kid Buu Saga" of Dragon Ball Z, Dende wished back everyone that was not evil, even though Pilaf was evil, he was brought back which is seen by fans as a plot hole that led to the beginning of Dragon Ball GT. However, this can be argued due to the fact Pilaf wasn't a pure evil being (as opposed to a comical bumbling imp with dreams of power), as Piccolo Daimaō was the first true enemy to pose that type of threat.
  • Pilaf or Emperor Pilaf as he called himself, is an antagonist in Dragon Ball and a minor antagonist in Dragon Ball GT. He wants to use the Dragon Balls to rule the world.
  • Emperor Pilaf (ピラフ Pirafu) is the first major antagonist during Dragon Ball. He is a small, impish monster who craves nothing more than power and dreams of ruling the world. He is an emperor in that he has a crown and a castle. He rules over an empire known as the Emperor Pilaf, however; only members of this evil empire are his two followers Shu and Mai. Emperor Pilaf acts much like a child would with a new toy, he acts as if he's king of the world all because of his "toys". Emperor Pilaf in fact has no special powers and usually keeps his henchmen in line through various torture devices he keeps in his castle home. If something bothers Emperor Pilaf, he will cry, whine, and complain like a baby until he gets his way. Despite his immature attitude, Pilaf demonstrates some degree of reserve in the manga, where he is disgusted by Bulma's "diseased" confession that she figured he would strip and violate her as punishment for not giving him the final Dragon Ball. He collects all of the Dragon Balls once in order to take over the world, but his plan is foiled by Goku and friends. Emperor Pilaf captures Goku and the others and plans to kill them in the morning. But during their nightly stay in prison, Goku's friends are freed when Goku transforms into a Great Ape by looking at the full moon. Emperor Pilaf's castle is completely destroyed by the monster ape but Emperor Pilaf, Mai, and Shu manage to escape. Emperor Pilaf returns second time in anime filler to gather the balls up once more, he is stopped by the Red Ribbon Army, next he fights Goku in a robot battle suit in a gamble, and a fourth time, he releases Piccolo Daimao, who betrays him soon after. He also appears at the end of Dragon Ball trying to defeat Goku and Chi-Chi to the Bansho Fan. Emperor Pilaf is not seen nor heard of throughout Dragon Ball Z, minus a quick flashback by Bulma in a filler episode of the Namek Saga. At the beginning of Dragon Ball GT, Emperor Pilaf, Shu, and Mai arrive at Kami's Lookout in order to used the Black Star Dragon Balls to make a wish while Goku continues his training with Uub. The trio manages to summon the Dragon but are caught by Goku, whom they try to stop with missile launching robot suits but fail. Emperor Pilaf complains how he wishes Goku was a kid again so he could beat him up, unaware the Eternal Dragon hears this wish, grants it, and turns Goku into a child and then scatters the balls across the galaxy, setting into motion the events of the entire series. Emperor Pilaf is not seen for the rest of the series except for being forcefully removed from Earth by Goku along with Shu and Mai before it explodes due to the wish being made on the black star dragon balls. Emperor Pilaf's design was partially based on Elton John's character from the film adaptation of Tommy. Emperor Pilaf wears a similar hat to John's and also has a gigantic pinball machine with piano keys. Emperor Pilaf appears almost twice as much in the anime as compared to the manga. At one point in Dragon Ball, he collects all of the Dragon Balls and is about to make his wish when Oolong jumps in the way and screams a different wish than anyone had planned on. Emperor Pilaf's first confrontation with Goku is in the Emperor Pilaf Saga over the Dragon Balls, which he seeks so that he can wish to rule the world. When he fails, he then releases Piccolo Daimao from his confinement to achieve power. Emperor Pilaf has a short return in the Red Ribbon Army Saga, a shorter return in the Fortuneteller Baba Saga, and a final appearance in Dragon Ball, prior to Goku and Chi-Chi's wedding. Emperor Pilaf is never seen during Dragon Ball Z, other than a flashback stint, thanks to Bulma during the Namek Saga and an appearance in a picture stint on a card game in Bojack Unbound. In the first episode of Dragon Ball GT he makes a final major appearance as an old man. He finds Kami’s Lookout along with the now elderly Shu and Mai, and they manage to recover the seven Black Star Dragon Balls hidden in the Tower. Right as Emperor Pilaf is about to make his wish to rule the world, Goku appears in front of them. Emperor Pilaf screams in rage and exclaims that he wishes Goku were a little kid again so he could beat him up. Unfortunately, the Red Shenron overhears this and grants his wish. Later in the Baby Saga, when the Planet explodes, Emperor Pilaf and his gang are last seen briefly, when Goku saves them and takes them to the Tuffle Planet. Despite his seeming incompetence, Emperor Pilaf has an incredible amount of resources at his command, such as his own castle, airplane, laser weaponry, and high-tech floating base. Somehow he is able to improve on Bulma's Dragon Radar, develop a material that is capable of nullifying the electromagnetic pulses that a Dragon Radar picks up on, create an orbiting satellite detection system that can pick up images and sound from anywhere in the world, and find where the Denshi Jar containing the sealed King Piccolo, was buried under the ocean floor hundreds of years ago even though he was believed to be only a legend by everyone save Master Roshi and Master Shen. Emperor Pilaf is one of the few characters to break the fourth wall, directly referring the Dragon Ball comic itself. It should also be noted that despite his incompetence, he is known to the citizens of Dragon World, as Bulma recognises him as Emperor Pilaf when they first meet. Note: In the "Kid Buu Saga" of Dragon Ball Z, Dende wished back everyone that was not evil, even though Emperor Pilaf was evil, he was brought back which is seen by fans as a plot hole that led to the beginning of Dragon Ball GT. However, this can be argued due to the fact Emperor Pilaf wasn't a pure evil being (as opposed to a comical bumbling imp with dreams of power), as Piccolo Daimao was the first true enemy to pose that type of threat. This is backed up by Android 17's being brought back twice (17 is slightly evil).
  • Emperor Pilaf is a main character in the dragon ball series he had his own saga as well
  • In Dragon Ball, Pilaf always tries to use the Dragon Balls to take over the world, but he usually fails due to being stopped by Son Goku and his friends. Pilaf makes a minor appearance in Dr. Slump and Arale-chan: N-cha! Love Comes From Penguin Village where he is in a crowd with Mai, Shu, Oolong, Lunch, Tori-Bot, King Nikochan & his servant, and Pink.
  • Pilaf is a major antagonist during Dragon Ball. He is a small, impish demi-human who craves nothing more than power and dreams of ruling the world. He is an emperor in that he has a crown and a castle. He rules over an empire known as the Reich Pilaf, however the only members of this evil empire are his two followers Shu and Mai. He collects all of the Dragon Balls once, but is foiled by Goku, and his friends. A second time, he is stopped by the Red Ribbon Army, and a third time, he releases Piccolo Daimaō, who betrays him soon after. At the beginning of the Dragonball GT, Pilaf accidentally wishes for Goku to be turned into a young kid with the Black Star Dragon Balls, setting into motion the events of the entire series.
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