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The Other World

The Other World[1] (あの世, Anoyo), also called Tenkai or the Cosmos in the "Super Exciting Guides", is the afterlife in the Dragon Ball series. It is where characters go when they die, and also where the higher deities of the universe reside.

Hell and Heaven are the two main destinations for deceased people in the afterlife, however, there is also a level that exists between the two. This level contains the personal planets of deities such as King Kai and Grand Kai, as well as the celestial bureaucracy who are in charge of running the day-to-day activities of Other World such as King Yemma.

Appearance of dead peopleEdit

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Residents of Otherworld

Normal characters who die come to the afterlife as spirits or souls. Great heroes such as Goku and the other Z Fighters are permitted to keep their physical bodies. In the anime, major villains and other characters are also seen with their normal physical forms.

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The bottom part of the Other World

People who die and keep their bodies receive halos on top of their heads (in the 4Kids dub of Dragon Ball Z Kai, halos are changed to glowing orbs on top of heads). A halo makes a ringing noise when tapped. There is a discrepancy (or plot hole) between Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT, regarding halos and people in Hell. In Dragon Ball Z, people sent to Hell have halos; examples are Cell, Frieza, King Cold, Recoome, Burter, Jeice, Guldo, Dr. Gero, Appule, and Babidi. In Dragon Ball GT, only people that have been seen as good receive halos. This is evident when Goku travels to Hell to face both Frieza and Cell, they claim that they are both dead but they do not possess halos; also, when Piccolo was in heaven he had his own halo, but did not retain it when he forced Yemma to send him to Hell.

Known residentsEdit

The following table includes only characters who were known to be in Other World at some point during the series. Naturally, it can be assumed that any mortal in the Dragon Ball universe will eventually become a resident. Note: Krillin has the unenviable position of having the most number of deaths. Characters with technical matters will appear with a "*" next to their name.

Resident Cause(s) of residency
Android 8 Killed by Staff Officer Black (The Path to Power)
Killed by Super Buu
Android 17 Killed by Cell
Killed by Super Buu
Killed by Future Trunks in the Alternate timeline
Killed by Goku after fusing with Hell Fighter 17
Android 18 Killed by Super Buu
Killed by Future Trunks in the Alternate timeline
Android 19 Killed by Vegeta by getting his arms ripped off and his head popped off with a Big Bang Attack from behind
Killed by Trunks and Goten
Angila Killed by Goku after getting his own mouth blast blown back into his face
Amond Killed by Goku along with the rest of Turles' men with a single kick to the stomach
Appule Killed by Vegeta.
Babidi Killed by Majin Buu by getting his head squeezed and blown off
Bora Killed by Mercenary Tao with a spear through his stomach
*Bacterian Killed by Tambourine (prevented from entering)
Burter Killed by Vegeta by getting his neck cracked
Bujin Killed by Gohan with a single punch-kick combo along with Bido
Bulma Killed by Super Buu
Bido Killed by Gohan with a single punch-kick combo along with Bujin
Bojack Locked inside King Kai's planet.
Killed on Earth by Gohan
Broly Killed by Gohan, Goten, and Goku
Bio-Broly Killed by Goten and Trunks

Captain Dark

Killed by Master Roshi by a single punch to his stomach
Killed by Pan
Captain Ginyu Killed by Kid Buu
Captain Yellow Killed by Goku after getting punched out of his helicopter in midair
Killed by Pan
Cooler Killed by Goku
Cell Killed by Gohan's Kamehameha
Killed by Future Trunks in the Alternate timeline
Cell Juniors (7) Killed by Gohan
*Chiaotzu Killed by King Piccolo (prevented from entering)
Killed when using his Self Destruction technique, "Farewell, Mr. Tien", against Nappa
Killed by Kid Buu
Killed by Future Android 17 in the Alternate timeline
Commander Zeeun Killed by Lord Slug with a single blast through his chest
Cui Killed by Vegeta by getting punched in the stomach and popped into bits after trying to flee in midair
Cacao Killed by Goku along with the rest of Turles' men by getting kicked
Chi-Chi Killed by Super Buu when he turned her into an egg and crushed her
Dabura Killed by Majin Buu after being turned into a cookie and getting eaten
Dende Killed by Frieza with a single finger beam
Dodoria Killed by Vegeta with a blast from behind when he tried to flee in midair
Dodoria's Elite (4) Were all killed by Bardock.
Dolltaki Killed by General Rilldo
Dr. Gero Killed by Android 17 by having his head kicked off and stepped on
Killed by Super 17
Killed by Future Android 17 in the Alternate timeline
Dr. Myuu Killed by Baby
Killed by Super 17
Daiz Killed by Goku along with the rest of Turles' men by being kicked to death
Dr. Kochin Was unintentionally killed by Dr. Wheelo
Dr. Wheelo Killed by Goku
East Kai Native to Other World
Ebifurya Killed by Goku.
Fortuneteller Baba Escorts Goku to Other World
Frieza Killed by Future Trunks by getting sliced into many pieces and blasted in midair
Killed by Gohan in Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn
Killed by Future Goku in the Alternate timeline
Future Trunks Killed by Super Perfect Cell
General Blue Killed by Mercenary Tao, when his head is pierced by Tao's tongue
Killed by Pan
General Rilldo Killed by Baby
Killed by Majuub
Goku Killed along with Raditz when hit by Piccolo's Special Beam Cannon
Killed by Cell's Self Destruction
Died from a heart disease in the Alternate timeline
Goz Native to Other World
*Giran Killed by Tambourine (prevented from entering)
Killed by Super Buu
Ginger Killed by Goku along with Nikki when they are both blasted on the ground
Grandpa Gohan Inadvertently killed by Goku
Gohan Killed by Kid Buu
Killed by Future Android 17 and Future Android 18 in the Alternate timeline
Goten Killed by Kid Buu
Grand Kai Native to Other World
Grand Supreme Kai Native to Other World
Guldo Killed by Vegeta by having his head slashed off and blasted on the ground shortly after
Guru Died of depression over loss of his children and stress from Frieza
Died of old age
Gyoshu Killed by Lord Slug.
Hell Fighter 17 Killed by Goku and #18 after fusing with #17
Native to Hell
Jeice Killed by Vegeta by being kicked upward, getting his stomach jabbed, and blasted directly in his face while in midair
Kami Killed along with Piccolo from Nappa's ki blast
As part of Piccolo, died when Kid Buu destroy the Earth
As part of Piccolo, died when Earth was destroyed due to use of the Black Star Dragon Balls
Died when Piccolo was killed by the Androids in the Alternate timeline
Kishime Killed by Goku.
Kibito Presumably native to Other World
Killed by Dabura by being blasted in his face at point blank range
Kibito Kai Native to Other World
King Chappa Killed by Tambourine (prevented from entering)
King Cold Killed by Future Trunks by being blasted into a mountain and blasted to death right afterward
Killed by Future Goku in the Alternate timeline
King Vegeta Killed by Frieza with a single punch to the face while Zarbon and Dodoria watched
King Kai Native to Other World
Killed by Cell's explosion
King Yemma Native to Other World
Kogu Killed by Future Trunks, who slams through his chest
*Krillin Killed by Tambourine (prevented from entering)
Killed by Frieza
Killed by Super Buu
Killed by Hell Fighter 17 (Right before 17 fused with Hell Fighter 17)
Killed by Future Android 17 in the Alternate timeline
Kakuja Unintentionally killed by Lord Slug with the rest of his soldiers.
Lakasei Killed by Goku
Lord Slug Killed by Goku
Man-Wolf Killed by Killed by Tambourine (prevented from entering)
Major Metallitron His batteries were drained of their energy
Destroyed by Pan after escaping from Hell in the Super 17 Saga
Marron Killed by Super Buu
Master Roshi Died after attempting to capture King Piccolo using the Evil Containment Wave
Killed by Super Buu
Medamatcha Killed by Goku
Mez Native to Other World
Misokatsun Killed by Goku
Nail As part of Piccolo, died when Kid Buu destroyed the Earth.
As part of Piccolo, died when Earth was destroyed due to use of the Black Star Dragon Balls.
As part of Piccolo, killed by Android 18 in the Alternate Timeline.
*Nam Killed by Tambourine (Prevented from entering)
Killed by Super Buu
Nappa Killed by Vegeta by being thrown into the air and blasted to death (once during the Vegeta Saga and again during the Super 17 Saga)
Northern Supreme Kai Native to Other World
Nicky Killed by Goku along with Ginger when Goku delivered a blast at them while they were both on the ground
Old Kai Native to Other World
Gives his life to Goku
Olibu Died under unknown circumstances
Ox-King Killed by Super Buu
*Pamput Killed by Tambourine (prevented from entering)
Paragus Killed by Broly by being crushed in his space pod
Piccolo Killed by Nappa
Killed by Kid Buu
Died when Earth was destroyed due to use of the Black Star Dragon Balls
Killed by Android 17 in the Alternate timeline
Pikkon Died under unknown circumstances
Princess Snake Native to Other World
Pui Pui Killed by Vegeta by being blasted in his chest
Killed by Goten
Raditz Killed by Piccolo with a special beam cannon while Goku held him in place for the attack to take place
Recoome Killed by Vegeta, who blasted him from behind while he was unconscious
Rasin Killed by Goku along with the rest of Turles' men
Southern Supreme Kai Native to Other World
South Kai Native to Other World
Spike the Devil Man Born in Hell
Killed by either Super Buu's genocide attack or Kid Buu's destruction of Planet Earth.
Staff Officer Black Killed by Goku when the Saiyan smashed head-first through his Red Ribbon Army battle suit in midair and the mechanism exploded
Killed by Pan
Supreme Kai Native to Other World
Saibamen Killed when Self Destructing on Yamcha
Killed by Vegeta, Krillin and Piccolo
Killed by Majuub
Sansho Killed by Piccolo, who bashes him through the ceiling
Spopovich Killed by Babidi, who made his head and body explode from the inside out
Salza Killed by Piccolo, who surprised him with a Special Beam Cannon
Super 17 Killed by Goku and Android 18
Turles Killed by Goku
Trunks Killed by Kid Buu
Tien Shinhan Died from exhaustion when fighting Nappa
Killed by Kid Buu
Killed by Android 18 in the Alternate timeline
Vegeta Killed by Frieza's Death Beam
Killed when using Self Destruction on Majin Buu
Killed by Android 17 in the Alternate timeline
Videl Killed by Super Buu
Western Supreme Kai Native to Other World
West Kai Native to Other World
Wings Killed by Piccolo with a direct blast to his face
Yakon Killed by exploding due to absorbing too much light from Goku
Killed by Goten
Yamu Killed by Pui Pui while being blasted from behind in midair
Yamcha Killed by a Saibaman
Killed by Super Buu
Killed by Android 17 in the Alternate timeline
Yajirobe Killed by Kid Buu
Killed by Android 17 and Android 18 in the Alternate timeline
Zangya Killed by Bojack, who blasts her when she's in front of him
Zarbon Killed by Vegeta, who slams his fist clean through his stomach, and blasts him through the chest, sending him into the water
Bardock Killed by Frieza by his Supernova.
Bardock's Elite Killed by Dodoria's Elite.

Note: In addition to the above table, all Earth's residents (excluding Goku, Vegeta, Mr. Satan, Dende and Bee) were killed during Super Buu's eradication of Earth's population, or Kid Buu's destruction of Earth thereafter.

Video GamesEdit

Goku goes there after he is killed along with Raditz in Dragon Ball Z: Kyōshū! Saiyan, Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku, Dragon Ball Z: Harukanaru Densetsu, and Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans. He also visits the Other World in Dragon Ball Z: Buu's Fury.

After the resurrection of Goku, the Z Fighters can still visit the Other World in Attack of the Saiyans and Buu's Fury; they return there by asking one of the ghosts at Fortuneteller Baba's Palace in Attack of the Saiyans, while they can use a teleporter to retrun there in Kami's Lookout in Buu's Fury.

Theere are two Other World battle stages in Super Dragon Ball Z, King Yemma's Palace and King Kai's planet.

TriviaEdit

  • In the first 53 episodes of the edited anime, where Ocean voiced all the characters, Other World was referred to as "the next dimension," and the act of wishing a dead person back to life with the Dragon Balls is called "bringing (them) back to this dimension."
  • Old Kai was able to leave the Other World and go to New Namek while he was dead, without the help of Fortuneteller Baba. Also, in the special Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!!, King Kai and pets appear at Mr. Satan's party while still dead.
  • Kid Buu dies while in Other World (and is the only villain to do so), yet his death seems to end his reign of terror. This may be because King Yemma reincarnates him after his death, so he never causes any trouble in Hell like Frieza and Cell did.
  • Piccolo tells Vegeta that Goku kept his body when he died because he sacrificed himself to save the world from Cell, and devoted his life to fighting for good, and that Vegeta won't keep his body if he dies because he spent most of his life fighting for evil. However, true villains like Frieza, Cell, King Cold, Recoome, Burter, Jeice, Guldo, Dr. Gero, Appule, and Babidi did keep their bodies after death (the Ginyu Force can be explained because King Kai invited them over to show that Yamcha, Tien, and Chiaotzu could beat them, but the reason behind the others is unknown). Also, Piccolo, despite initially having an evil heart when he first died, was not only allowed to keep his body, but he also was allowed to go to King Kai's planet.
  • The only two battle locations in Other World on the Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi series are Supreme Kai's planet and Hell.
  • When Cell self-destructed and killed Goku, King Kai, Bubbles, and Gregory, all four of them appeared on Snake Way. They noticed Cell wasn't there and realized he must have survived. However, Android 17 (who was killed by Cell's self-destruction as he was trapped inside him at the time) didn't appear there either.
  • In Dragon Ball Z, it is clear that it is possible to be erased from existence by dying while already dead. Kid Buu almost ends the existence of Yamcha, Krillin, Olibu, Pikkon, Torbie, Maraikoh, King Kai, and all the other dead people on Grand Kai's planet by blowing it up, but they are saved when Goku and Vegeta raise their power and draw him to Supreme Kai's planet. When Vegeta is about to fight Kid Buu to buy Goku some time to get his Super Saiyan 3 energy back, Goku warns him that if he dies while already dead, he won't exist anymore, and Vegeta is almost "killed again" by Kid Buu when Mr. Satan comes to his rescue. However, when Piccolo defeats Chiaotzu in King Kai's planet during the episode "Piccolo vs. Everyone", it is stated that he can't die since he is already dead; furthermore, in the episode "Warriors of the Dead", Pikkon impaled Cell and the remaining Ginyu Force members on the Needle Mountain, yet they survived and, as a result, the Ginyu Force members had an "X"-bandage across their torsos to depict they were hurt); and in Dragon Ball GT, Goku uses some attacks on Frieza and Cell which would have killed them (including freezing them with an ice machine and accidentally shattering them) but they "survive" because they were already dead and couldn't die again (though Cell could easily be explained in regards to his regenerative powers).
  • Spice, Vinegar, Mustard, Salt, and the rest of the Saiyans killed by Frieza are never seen in Other World after their deaths.
  • It is implied that Raditz did keep his body like Goku did, as Raditz tried to fight King Yemma, but he defeated him using his Yemma Lock.
  • Even though characters like Goku and Pikkon are dead, dead people can still increase their power level.
  • The clouds in the Other World are edible, as Goku eats them in episode 192 after asking King Kai if he has any food.

ReferencesEdit

Other World
Planets Grand Kai's planetKing Kai's planetPlanet KaishinSacred World of the Kais
Locations Cave of the AncientsCheck-In StationDemon RealmFreezing Tundra of HellFurnace of Eight DivisionsGrand Kai's mansionHeavenHellLimboPrincess Snake's palaceOther World StadiumSugoroku SpaceYemma Forest
Roads Battlefield RoyaleSnake Way
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

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