Homeworld Demon Realm
Average Height Similar to or larger than Humans
Diet Fruit[1][2]
Sapience Level Sapient

Demons are evil creatures who enjoy using their power to torment, torture and/or kill those who are weaker than themselves. In the Dragon Ball series, demons usually are bulk, grey/green/blue, and have three toes on each foot. Most of them live in the Demon World under the leadership of evil-hearted deities called Makaioshins.[4]


Regular DemonsEdit


A demon being knocked out

Demons first appeared in the Dragon Ball movie Dragon Ball: Sleeping Princess in Devil's Castle where they live in the Devil's Castle, located on the Devil's Hand, and under the leadership of Lucifer. With the exception of Ghastel, Lucifer's demons usually use machine guns and bazookas to attack their opponents.

Demons later appeared in the filler episode "Goku Goes to Demon Land" as followers of Shula, the "King of the Demon World". Shula managed to open the giant entrance to the demon world, and kept it open for a while by wedging his cursed sword in its door, thus allowing many demons to continually tormented the nearby kingdom during nightfall. Contrary to Lucifer's demons, Shula's followers do not use weapons but practice martial arts.


Demons in Sleeping Princess in Devil's Castle

Spike the Devil Man is a demon who was born in Hell.[5] He lives on Earth and is Fortuneteller Baba's fourth fighter.

Another "King of Demons" is Dabura, who was first seen taken under the control of the wizard Babidi. Despite being king of demons, he was the first to fall to Majin Buu when he was released by Babidi. When he is next encountered in the Other World in the anime, his emotions have changed significantly: he became a kind, very caring creature and helps Bulma, Chi-Chi, and Videl look for Gohan because at this time they all think he had been killed by Buu even though he had not.

Demon ClansEdit

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King Piccolo releases his demons

The only group of demons that appears in the original manga is King Piccolo's Demon Clan (魔族, Mazoku) composed of King Piccolo and his offspring Piano, Tambourine, Cymbal, and Drum.


Garlic sends his demons on Earth

Garlic and his son Garlic Jr., introduced in the movie Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone, were also leaders of a Demon Clan. Contrary to King Piccolo's Demon Clan that is composed of Nameks and Mutated Nameks, Garlic and his son are from planet Makyo (Makyo means "Devil's Cave" in Japanese, which is the "Realm of Demons" in Japanese Buddhism). Garlic assembled a demon army after being outclassed by the Nameless Namekian as successor for the then-current Guardian of Earth. An enraged Garlic led an attack on Kami's Lookout in an attempt to take the position by force. The aging Guardian, however, managed to seal Garlic and the majority of his followers. To avenge his father, Garlic Jr. and his demonic followers (Ginger, Nicky, and Sansho) attacked and tried to kill the Nameless namekian counterparts (Piccolo and Kami) whom Garlic Jr. blamed for his father's demise. Later, Garlic Jr. forms another Demon Clan with the Spice Boys (Spice, Vinegar, Mustard, and Salt), and used the Black Water Mist to turn humans who breath in it into evil "vampires" who worship him and the Spice Boys.

Another Demon Clan led by a namek, Lord Slug, is featured in the movie Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug. Unlike King Piccolo's Demon Clan which consisted of his mutated offspring, Lord Slug's Demon Clan consists of beings of which the true origin is not revealed. They have both a hatred and a weakness to sunlight, like Lucifer and his demons.

Other DemonsEdit

The Ogres (Oni) that appear in the series are, in the Japanese mythology, something of a mix between a demon and a troll. They assist King Yemma and take care of the Other World.


Mamba and Torga

The Majin is a race of magic-created demons. The most famous Majin is Majin Buu who was created by Bibidi. They are not be confused with people under control of Babidi's magic who are also called "Majins". In the movies, there is two other magic-created demons: Janemba who appears in Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn and Hirudegarn in Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon. Ozotto, who appears in the arcade game Dragon Ball Z: V.R.V.S., is also a Majin.

Miira and Towa, two creatures from the Demon's Realm, are the main villains of the video game Dragon Ball Online.

Lord Yao is a boar-like demon from Mount Paozu who appears in the movie Dragon Ball GT: A Hero's Legacy and who calls himself the "Demon King". He has three henchmen: Mamba, Susha, and Torga.

Video game appearancesEdit


Demons in Dragon Ball Online

Fire Demons, Miniature Demons, and Majins (Gogyo Majin/Ensei Majin/Spring Majin) are enemies in the Nintendo DS game Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans.

In addition to Miira and Towa, demons similar to Spike the Devil Man are enemies in the computer game Dragon Ball Online.

List of demonsEdit

Regular demons
  • Dabura – King until being taken by Babidi. Is later killed by Majin Buu in Age 774.
  • Shula – Appears in the episode "Goku Goes to Demon Land". As the King of the Demon World.
  • Melee – A female demon who appears in "Goku Goes to Demon Land".
  • Gola – A male demon who appears in "Goku Goes to Demon Land".
  • Lucifer – Appears in the movie Sleeping Princess in Devil's Castle. He is a demonic deity.
  • Ghastel – Appears in Sleeping Princess in Devil's Castle.
  • Spike the Devil Man – One of Fortuneteller Baba's fighters. He has an older sister called Majon.
  • Miira – A male demon. One of the main villains in the computer video game Dragon Ball Online.
  • Towa – A female demon. One of the main villains in the computer video game Dragon Ball Online.
Demon Clan
Lord Slug's clan
Magic beings
Lord Yao's group
Other World beings
Supreme Kais Old KaiGrand Supreme KaiEastern Supreme KaiWestern Supreme KaiSouthern Supreme Kai
Kais Grand KaiNorth KaiEast KaiWest KaiSouth Kai
Ogres King YemmaMegaphone OgreGuideSweeperGozMezSaike Demon
Other beings Alien AnnouncerAnninBubblesDemonsEnmaGhostsGregoryJanembaKibitoKibito KaiKorinMajonMakaioshinsMontgomeryMr. PopoOld WitchPrincess SnakePrincess Snake's AttendantsShin-jinsShusugoroSpike the Devil ManSpritesSugoroZombies
Tournament contestants ArquaCaterpyChapuchaiFrougGorillaMaraikohMijorinOlibuOther World FighterPapoiPikkonSartaTapkarTorbie


  1. The Makyan Nicky is seen eating apples in Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone, 1989
  2. In the anime, during Goku's first visit to Hell in the Vegeta Saga, it is revealed by Goz and Mez that there is a tree in Hell that grows fruit that only the Ogre King Yemma is allowed to eat
  3. Mamba eats human children
  4. Super Exciting Guide, 2009
  5. Daizenshuu 7, 1996

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