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Anime name Garlic
Alternate names Lord Garlic
Garlic Sr.
Father (by Garlic Jr.)
Appears in
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(flashbacks only)
Race Makyan
Date of death Age 461 (trapped in the Dead Zone)
  • Garlic Jr. (son)
  • Garlic is a character in the Dragon Ball Z universe. He is mentioned in the movie Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone, and later in the Garlic Jr. Saga.


    Garlic competed with the Nameless Namekian for the throne of Guardian of the Earth. The Namekian was chosen over Garlic because unlike the Namek, Garlic held evil ambitions that soon became apparent to the previous Kami. Garlic resented the decision, and created an army of evil demons which he led right to Kami's Lookout in order to overthrow him. According to Kami, his predecessor cast Garlic and his demons into the realm of darkness called the Dead Zone, a negative space from which he would never return.


    Garlic, when being sealed

    However, in Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone and the Garlic Jr. Saga, a flashback recaps the scene of Garlic forcefully trying to take the throne, revealing that Garlic was sealed in a Dark Crystal in a similar fashion that Kami and Mr. Popo were captured and contained in clear bottles by Garlic Jr.. One may infer that Garlic was kept in that crystal for the remainder of his life. It is possible that the crystal is somehow connected to the Dead Zone, thus all who are sealed in it are trapped within the Dead Zone forever.

    Techniques and special abilitiesEdit

    • Flight – Considering him equal to Kami, Garlic would have been able to fly.
    • Ki Blasts – Garlic could fire ki blasts in the same way his son did.

    Garlic's Demon Explosion

    • Dead Zone – The most dangerous of Garlic's attacks, which he uses on characters he hates, and not only wants to kill, but who he wants to torture too, such as Kami.
    • Demon Explosion – Garlic retracts his full power to within his body and then expel the amount of pure ki in the blink of an eye, causing a pink shockwave of ki energy which causes great damage and confusion to his opponent.
    • Finger Wave – Garlic could launch energy waves from his finger to attack his opponents at a distance.
    • Transform – Considering that he is Garlic Jr.'s father, Garlic would also have been able to transform into a larger form, which gives his body a darker color and enormous muscles, thus increasing his power level (in his case, the transformation might be even larger than his son's transformation, due to his son being as tall as a child and him being a full grown adult Makyan male).
    Leaders GarlicGarlic Jr.
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    Related articles Black Water MistDark CrystalDead ZoneGarlic Jr.'s fortressKami's LookoutMakyo Star