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Paragus
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パラガス
Paragasu
Alternate names Baragus
Paragas
Debut Anime: Dragon Ball Z: Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan (March 1993)
Appears in
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Race Saiyan
Gender Male
Date of birth Unknown
Date of death Age 767
Address Planet Vegeta (Formerly)
New Planet Vegeta
Allegiance Saiyan Army (Formerly)
Family
  • Broly (Son)
  • Bio-Broly (Clone of son)
  • Krang (Henchman)
  • Moah (Henchman)
  • Angol (Henchman)
  • Shamoians (Slaves)
  • "Watch Vegeta, because massacres like this are rarely seen, even by Saiyan eyes."
    Dragon Ball Z: Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan

    Paragus is a Saiyan and the father of Broly. His name is a pun on the word "asparagus."

    Appearance Edit

    Paragus is one of the few Saiyans shown to wear Battle Armor different to that of Frieza's employ; Paragus's armor vaguely resembles that of Goku's Yardrat outfit. The armor he wears frequently changes colors throughout various flashbacks. Also, in one case, it looks like he was not wearing any armor. Because of Broly's actions during his childhood, Paragus has a scarred left eye at the time of the movie Dragon Ball Z: Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan.

    Personality Edit

    Paragus is never seen fighting in the movies. Unlike the typical pure-blood Saiyan who enjoys the thrill of battle of any kind, Paragus is never seen battling nor does he condone his son's violent behavior. Paragus is a somewhat patient strategist, luring Vegeta to the doomed planet first before setting in motion any plans to kill him. He also has some attachment to his son as he begs King Vegeta for mercy for his baby son and, years later, he feels some regret for having to abandon his insane son on a doomed planet (although the Funimation dub tones this regret down by implying that he was abandoning him specifically because he could no longer control him). He is also a good actor able to conceal his true nature from others.

    Paragus hated James Spencer and his family

    He's also finds out that Danielle is married to Shaun and having two children (Zesmond and Kayla), because Broly was attracted to liking Danielle of her angelic beauty as the human Earthling and Shernon Jinchuriki host with the glowing Earth's Dragon Balls Birthmarks, so he's has his plan to telling his henchmen to kill Shaun, friends and children, to replace his son to make Danielle his son, Broly as his new wife by his side.

    BiographyEdit

    Background Edit

    Prior to Planet Vegeta's destruction, Paragus had been a high ranking Saiyan warrior loyal to King Vegeta; his high social position is evidenced by him being allowed to talk directly to King Vegeta.[4] When King Vegeta realizes the power of Paragus' son, Broly, he orders Broly to be executed. Paragus tries to plead with him, stating that Broly is only a child and can even grow into an extremely valuable ally for the King's son Vegeta, but his pleas fell on deaf ears and King Vegeta blasts him with his Execution Beam. Both Paragus and his son are then thrown out like garbage. Ironically, on the same day, Frieza destroys Planet Vegeta, and Broly uses a sphere of his own power to protect himself and Paragus, transporting them to another planet. Paragus apparently at least knew of Bardock, since he automatically recognizes Goku as Bardock's son, and it can be thought that Paragus was Bardock's superior according to the Supplemental Daizenshuu.[4]

    Paragus raises Broly, who grows up violent and destructive, killing and destroying everything in his path uncontrollably. Paragus lost whatever control he had over his son when Broly reached his teens, leading to an incident in which Broly gouged out his father's left eye with a single punch. After the incident, Paragus eventually has a scientist create a mind-control device capable of restraining, and controlling Broly's rage and power. In an attempt to place the controller crown onto his sleeping son, Paragus had to struggle when Broly woke up. With the device working perfectly, Paragus gains control of his son's immense power and plots to rule the universe.

    Film appearancesEdit

    Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan Edit

    Main article: Dragon Ball Z: Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan

    He comes up with a plan to get revenge on the Vegeta family by luring Prince Vegeta to a ruined planet, naming it New Planet Vegeta, in the way of the massive Comet Camori, which would destroy the planet and kill everyone on it in the process. Paragus chooses to use some desolate planet because he desires to use Earth as his base of operation, and can not risk damaging it in the process. As part of his plan to deceive the Saiyan prince, Paragus has Broly capture the Shamoian as slaves after devastating their home planet Shamo, forcing them to create a palace on the planet to make it look more convincing. Presumably, he also had Broly transform into his Super Saiyan form when attacking the planet in order to further sell the act.

    Paragus kills one of his soldiers, Moah, when the latter says he is afraid after he discovered Paragus' plan to let Comet Camori destroy New Planet Vegeta. When Broly makes contact with Goku, the former starts to slip out of his father's control due to past trauma. With each successive control waning further, Paragus' fears come to full when his plan is exposed to Vegeta. Broly loses all restraints when he breaks the crown and goes berserk, attacking Goku and the others. Paragus changes his plans to have Broly attack the Dragon Team, but is horrified when Broly is not responding to the crown anymore, immediately prior to Broly's transformation into a Legendary Super Saiyan. With that, Paragus claims that his plans of ruling the universe with Broly has come to an end. After witnessing the Z Fighters' defeat at his now uncontrollable son, he attempts to escape the planet in his escape pod, while expressing regret in regards to having to abandon Broly to his fate. Unfortunately for him, Broly approaches just as the door closes, and after ignoring his father's desperate lie of preparing to seek shelter together, Broly kills him by crushing the pod and then throws it into the approaching comet. Just before dying, Paragus laments on the fate of a Saiyan being killed by his own child who, in all irony, once saved his life.

    Fusion RebornEdit

    Main article: Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn

    Along with countless other Dragon Ball antagonists, Paragus makes a cameo appearance in the 1995 film Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn when the residents of Hell make their escape to Earth.

    Power Edit

    Movie

    Paragus is not very strong compared to Goku, Vegeta, Shaun or his own son, Broly. During the time of the Genocide of the Saiyans, Paragus was nearly executed by King Vegeta via his Execution Beam, though he managed to survive the attack and likely gained a Zenkai from it. Paragus was later said to be stronger than a suppressed mind-controlled Broly, though it was most likely to mislead the Z Fighters. Paragus was also superior in rank to Bardock prior to the destruction of the Saiyans, thus being a Saiyan from the mid-class level. While outfitting Broly with the crown, he also was shown to be able to pin Broly down long enough to outfit him with the crown before being knocked back by his mad son.

    Techniques and special abilitiesEdit

    Video game appearancesEdit

    Paragus makes an appearance during cutscenes with Broly in Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2 (his name is spelled "Baragus" or "Paragas").

    He makes his first appearance as playable character in a video game in the arcade game Dragon Ball Heroes.

    Other mediaEdit

    Paragus and his son are the main antagonists in the 2010 live action battle show Dragon Ball Kai: Super Battle Stage.

    Voice actorsEdit

    TriviaEdit

    • Paragus apparently at least knew of Bardock, since he automatically recognizes Goku as Bardock's son.
    • Paragus' Battle Armor resembles that of Yardrats. It also frequently changes colors throughout various flashbacks (and in one case, looked like he wasn't wearing any armor). Paragus is the first evil Saiyan to wear armor different to that of Frieza's employ.
    • Paragus is never seen fighting in the movies.
    • Paragus is the only known Saiyan to have survived King Vegeta's Execution Beam.
    • Seeing how Broly was outfitted with the ring at least 15 years before the events of the film, and King Kai's reaction to the entire South Galaxy (or at least most of it) being destroyed by Broly as if it just happened recently, it is most likely that Paragus had used Broly to destroy the remaining planets in the South Galaxy.
    • Paragus is the last normal Saiyan to be killed. Ironically, he is also the only Saiyan Broly successfully manages to kill.
    • Paragus is similar to Babidi and Bibidi. Both enslave a far more powerful character, and are killed by them. Both slave characters are someone in their family line is responsible for creating (Paragus is Broly's father, and Buu was created by Bibidi, Babidi's father). On a related note, both slave characters were very hard to control when they were younger (Bibidi had a degree of difficulty of completely controlling Kid Buu until Buu absorbed Grand Supreme Kai, whereas Paragus had a lot of difficulty in regards to controlling Broly in his younger years prior to creating his crown).
    • In the English Subtitles for Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan, Paragus' name was misspelled as "Paragas" and in Supersonic Warriors 2, he is called "Baragus".
    • Paragus apparently knows full well who Trunks is, although this seems to be a major plot hole, as Trunks was never properly introduced by name to Paragus and was from the future, not the current time.

    GalleryEdit

    References Edit

    1. ↑ Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2, 2005
    2. ↑ English Subtitles for Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan
    3. ↑ Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai - Another Road, 2007
    4. ↑ 4.0 4.1 Supplemental Daizenshuu, 1996

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