This article is about the character, Supreme Kai. For the race of beings who held positions as Supreme Kais, and a list of other Supreme Kais, see Supreme Kai (race).
Supreme Kai
Higashi no Kaiōshin
Anime name Eastern Supreme Kai
East Supreme Kai
Supreme Kai
Manga name Kaioshin
Alternate names Eastern God
Eastern Kaioshin
Kindergarten Kai (by Old Kai)
Young Kai
Debut Manga: Chapter 437
Anime: "Big Trouble, Little Trunks"
Appears in
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Race Kaioshin, originally Shin-jin
Gender Male
Date of birth c. 5 Million Before Age
Address Sacred World of the Kais
Occupation Supreme Kai
  • Kibito (Bodyguard and permanent fusee)
  • Old Kai (Ancestor)
  • Grand Supreme Kai (Former boss)
  • Northern Supreme Kai (Fellow Supreme Kai)
  • Southern Supreme Kai (Fellow Supreme Kai)
  • Western Supreme Kai (Fellow Supreme Kai)
  • Grand Kai (Subject)
  • North Kai (Subject)
  • South Kai (Subject)
  • West Kai (Subject)
  • East Kai (Subject)
  • Shawn Spencer (Student)
  • Zesmond Spencer (Student)
  • Kaylah (Student and surrogate daughter)
  • Katherine (Student)
  • James (Students)
  • Shaun (Student and Friend)
  • Danielle (Student and close ally)
  • Zesmond (Student)
  • Kayla (Student and surrogate goddaughter)
  • Melissa (Student)
  • Tommy (Student)
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    "Who are you people!? Don't you see the universe matters more than your meaningless squabble?"
    — "Vegeta's Pride"

    Supreme Kai (東の界王神, Higashi no Kaiōshin; lit. "East Kaioshin" or "East God King of the Worlds"), also more specifically known as Eastern Supreme Kai, is the Ruler of the Eastern Quadrant of the universe. He is short, purple skinned with a white mohawk, dressed in a posh Kai outfit and always accompanied by his ever-loyal bodyguard and friend, Kibito.

    His colleagues are the Northern, Western and Southern Supreme Kais, and his superior is Grand Supreme Kai. He made his debut in the series during the World Tournament Saga.


    Background Edit

    Majin Buu's wrathEdit


    East Supreme Kai

    Enjoying a peaceful life on the Sacred World of the Kais with his fellow Supreme Kais, East Supreme Kai was unaware until too late that he and the other Supreme Kais had been targeted and marked for death by the ruthless wizard Bibidi, who was determined to wipe them out by unleashing his fearsome monster, Majin Buu, on all of them.

    After hearing that the Northern and Western Supreme Kai have been killed by Kid Buu, Eastern Supreme Kai and Grand Supreme Kai prepared to face off against the buffed-up monster (Kid Buu had absorbed Southern Supreme Kai and transformed into what is known [by fans] as Buff Buu or Ultra Buu, or in the games and by TV is known as Super Buu). While "Kid Buu" was after Eastern Supreme Kai, Grand Supreme Kai intervened, but was absorbed by Ultra Buu. But Ultra Buu turned into an obese, childlike monster, and to his relief, Supreme Kai was spared by Majin Buu, whose evil had been reduced thanks to Grand Supreme Kai's good nature.

    To avenge his friends, Supreme Kai eventually caught Bibidi off guard and destroyed the evil wizard while Majin Buu was locked up in a ball. Supreme Kai then hid the ball deep under the surface of Planet Earth, fearing that he would be powerless to stop Majin Buu himself.

    Supreme Kai then returned to the Sacred World of the Kais, aided by a new bodyguard, Kibito, to carry on with his life of peace. Due to the deaths of the other four Supreme Kais, Eastern Supreme Kai became known simply as the Supreme Kai. Although the title of "Grand Supreme Kai" was never officially given to him, he assumed the duties thereof.

    Spencer Clan Massacre Edit

    Main article: Spencer Clan Massacre

    In the Spencer World during on the events the Spencer Clan Massacre, he's saw Shawn and Denise sacrificed themselves to protect their youngest daughter, Kaylah from evil Super Buu tries to kill her as a premature baby born with Autism and Immortality as a fourth Eternal Dragons Shenron and Porunga Jinchuriki Host of glowing Earth and Namekian Dragon Balls Birthmarks, and Denise last words to him to protect her as she died with bright smile, he's moved Kaylah with Teen Titans in Titan Tower for her safety and protection from Frieza, Cell and Super Buu to looking for her.

    Supreme Kai learning about Zesmond Spencer and Brandi died after batting with Super Buu at 24th World Martial Arts Tournament in Spencer World, and Kaylah have suffering amnesia at the young age. When she's defeating Super Buu at her years, Bojack and his gang and Dabura over 3 times before her death at Heart Virus, Katherine's great-grandson, Darren have defeat Garlic Jr., meet James and Mary as teenagers when he's meet Kaylah's descendent and great-grandson, Shaun and Danielle as his students and become Kayla's mentor and guardian with Kitibo in her years.

    Dragon Ball Z Edit

    Babidi and his MinionsEdit

    Main articles: World Tournament Saga and Majin Buu Saga

    Supreme Kai and Kibito making their debut in Dragon Ball Z

    Many eons later, Supreme Kai and Kibito traveled to Earth to find the help of Earth's greatest heroes, Goku, Gohan, Jimmy, Kayla and Vegeta, for he had learned that Babidi (the son of Bibidi) was planning to release Majin Buu from a Sealed Ball and destroy the Spencer Family. Babidi had sent two of his possessed human henchmen, Yamu and Spopovich, to start gathering energy for Majin Buu, and the pair did so starting with the 25th World Martial Arts Tournament. Supreme Kai paralyses Gohan, and after Yamu and Spopovich succeeded in stealing Gohan's energy, Supreme Kai explains he paralysed Gohan so they could get the energy so he could follow them. They proceeded to head back to Babidi's spaceship, with the Supreme Kai and some of the Z fighters following them. When they arrived, Supreme Kai was shocked to see that Babidi had already enlisted the aid of the The Demon King, Dabura. Much to Supreme Kai's horror, Dabura had easily discovered the Kais' and the Z Fighters' hiding grounds, and proceeded to attack everyone, killing Kibito in the process and turning Piccolo and Krillin to stone from his spit. Dabura kidnapping Kayla to make her Majin Buu's bride for being Kaylah Spencer's descendant. Supreme Kai eventually entered Babidi's ship along with the three Saiyans and Jimmy to go through multiple stage battles in order to reach the heart of Babidi's ship where the dormant Majin Buu is found. Supreme Kai warned everyone that Babidi's minions are considered as the strongest fighters in the universe, and it is recommended that each of them should fight together. However, Supreme Kai was often left in disbelief as to how easily the Saiyans have defeated these would-be strongest fighters with ease and by themselves (with the likes of Vegeta defeating Pui Pui and Goku defeating Yakon).


    Supreme Kai at the World Martial Arts Tournament while fighting Piccolo

    When it came time for Gohan to fight, his opponent was Dabura and Gohan was able to hold his own. After Vegeta expressed his outrage to Gohan's poor fighting, saying he should have beaten him by then, Dabura mysteriously decided to withdraw from his battle with Gohan. Dabura stated that he has discovered the perfect warrior to handle them all at once, which is a revealation that baffles Supreme Kai, believing that Babidi does not have anyone more powerful than Dabura. After a heated argument with Vegeta (who threatened to destroy the ship with the risk of awakening Majin Buu), Supreme Kai was quick to realize that Vegeta is the warrior that Dabura spoke of, and his fears came to light when Babidi had possessed Vegeta, turning him into Majin Vegeta.


    Supreme Kai in Babidi's spaceship

    Babidi transports them all back to the World Martial Arts Tournament, and Majin Vegeta begins to kill many civilians (and almost his own wife, Bulma) with a couple of Big Bang Attacks. When it became clear that Majin Vegeta will proceed to kill unless Goku accepts his challenge to the finish, Goku is forced to accept the challenge provided that they are transported by Babidi to an area with no civilians present. Supreme Kai had forbid this to happen as the energy loss resulting from a battle between the two will result in Majin Buu's resurrection. Supreme Kai attempted to prevent Goku from fighting, but shockingly, Goku threatens to destroy Supreme Kai if he gets in the way. Seeing that Goku and Vegeta are far too powerful to stop, Supreme Kai had no choice but let the battle transpire. After Babidi fulfills Goku's request to be transported to a deserted area, Supreme Kai accompanied by Gohan, managed to reach the heart of Babidi's ship where the cocoon of Majin Buu is located. Supreme Kai and Gohan are greeted by Babidi and Dabura who are trying to prevent any interruption of Majin Buu's return.

    The return of Majin BuuEdit


    Eastern Supreme Kai

    As Supreme Kai and Gohan prepare their assault, Majin Buu had already reached full power as a result of Goku and Majin Vegeta fighting as Super Saiyan 2s, giving Majin Buu a massive boost in power. Despite Gohan's best efforts in stopping Majin Buu's revival with Kamehameha waves, it was not enough and Majin Buu had returned. Supreme Kai, Jimmy and Gohan witnessed in horror as Majin Buu easily overwhelmed and tries to save Kayla The Demon King Dabura in battle (with Majin Buu angered after being badly criticized by Dabura as an "idiot and a waste" due to Majin Buu's child-like attitude) and Babidi takes temporary control of Majin Buu by threatening to seal him up in the very same ball just like his father did eons, defeated by Kaylah Spencer before Kayla. Babidi ordered his new "pet" to kill the Supreme Kai, Jimmy and Gohan. Supreme Kai, along with Gohan and Jimmy were far outmatched by Majin Buu's fighting abilities. Majin Buu had severely and almost fatally injured the Supreme Kai in battle and had nearly killed Gohan by attempting to blast him into outer-space and see Kayla loss of her energy dried laying on the ground. With the little strength he had left, Supreme Kai nullified Buu's attack over Gohan thus saving Gohan's life. Buu was later confronted by Majin Vegeta who had already rendered Goku unconscious during their battle. Majin Vegeta challenged Buu to the death to not only redeem himself for the suffering he has caused before but to also avenge Gohan and Kayla, believing that he and her both is dead because he can no longer feel his presence. Majin Vegeta could not stop Majin Buu despite utilizing a self-explosion technique to finish Buu. Supreme Kai had survived his ordeal with Buu once again, but was still badly injured and weak. While trying to find Gohan and Kayla, Supreme Kai had collapsed and lost consciousness.


    Supreme Kai and Kibito introduce Gohan to the Z Sword

    Fortunately, Kibito (who was resurrected by Shenron via Bulma's wish to restore the lives of the good people killed within that day) found Supreme Kai and healed him. Then, the two found Kayla crying over her unconscious best friend, Gohan, Kayla asked them to take care of Gohan and healed Gohan, and teleport him to the Sacred World of the Kais. There, they would have him unlock the legendary Z Sword, and try and use it to help him defeat Majin Buu once and for all.

    The Old KaiEdit


    Supreme Kai sitting in the Sacred World of Kais

    During Gohan's training, Goku, whose time on Earth had ended (he was dead, due to sacrificing himself to stop Super Perfect Cell seven years earlier) arrived on the World of the Kais. After Gohan had mastered the handling of the unbelievably heavy Z Sword, Supreme Kai thought that a proper demonstration of the sword's power was in order. He materialized a block of Katchin, the hardest known metal in the universe for Gohan to cut through with the Z Sword. However the Z Sword was broken from the demonstration (with Goku throwing it at Gohan to slice with the sword) which caused the release of Old Kai, who was an ancestor of Supreme Kai.

    Supreme Kai, along with Goku and Kibito, witnessed Elder Kai train Gohan personally, awakening Gohan's hidden sleeping powers (as this is apparently a technique that the Elder Kai's enemies had feared). During this time, everyone could sense that Majin Buu had transformed into Super Buu and had exterminated the planet's populace with Genocide Blast (Human Extinction Attack). When Gotenks (the fusion of Goten and Trunks via the Fusion Dance) could not stop Super Buu make Kayla as his bride, Gohan returned to earth and was able to best Super Buu in battle.

    Fusion with KibitoEdit


    Supreme Kai and Kibito unknowingly fuse and form Kibito Kai

    Elder Kai had revealed that the Potara Earrings can perform fusion between two beings with one person wearing just one earring on the left ear and the other person wears one earring on the right. Supreme Kai and Kibito tested Elder Kai's revealations (and were oblivious to the fact that the fusion was permanent until it was too late) and became Kibito Kai. Although Kibito Kai was much stronger than Supreme Kai, his power was still insufficient in the process of defeating Majin Buu. After becoming aware of the permanent fusion, Goku (resurrected by Old Kai's life-force) returned to Earth to attempt to fuse with his son Gohan, who was being outclassed by the much more powerful Super Buu (who had already absorbed Piccolo and Gotenks).

    Kibito Kai's later roles no longer required direct battle against villains, but intervention in Goku's behalf with the use of his Instantaneous Movement technique.


    Manga and Anime

    Supreme Kai uses a Kiai

    Eastern Supreme Kai has very few fighting scenes, and as a result his exact power is not clearly demonstrated. It is clear, however, that he is much more powerful than Frieza, due to his statement of all the Supreme Kais being able to defeat Frieza in one blow, yet not be able to kill Buu. It is also known that he is more powerful than his servant Kibito. In the original Japanese manga, Piccolo states that his and the Supreme Kai's powers are dimensions apart. His original Japanese line is "Chigai-sugiru... jigen ga..." ("Our dimensions... are too different"; this is the same thing Tien Shinhan says about Super Saiyan Goku in the Androids Saga). The Daizenshuu 7 goes further and states that the Supreme Kai possesses strength "far superior to the Super Namekian Piccolo".[1]

    However, Supreme Kai shows signs of weakness, as he is amazed at the powers of Goku, Vegeta, Shaun, Zesmond, Jimmy, Kayla and Gohan. He is also scared of Dabura's power, even prior to Dabura becoming Babidi's servant. The Eastern Supreme Kai also states that his power was lower than that of any of the other Supreme Kais (apart from Old Kai).

    Statements by authors and guidebooks

    The Daizenshuu 7 guidebook goes further and states that Shin possesses strength "far superior to the Super Namekian Piccolo".[4][5]

    Shin seems to possess the same level of strength as Goku from the Cell Games, based on his precautions against Dabura - who is as strong as Cell.

    Techniques and special abilitiesEdit

    • Flight – The ability to fly with the use of ki.
    • Ki Blast – The most basic form of energy wave.
    • Kiai – A form of invisible ki blast available to most characters in the series. Supreme Kai's takes the form of a gust of wind that was powerful enough to stop Majin Buu's advances toward him. Majin Buu, however, was able to send a more powerful Kiai blast back at him, sending him flying. Supreme Kai's technique is called Shockwave (衝撃波, Shōgekiha) in the Budokai series and Dragon Ball Heroes.
    • Invisible Eye Blast – The ability to shoot an invisible blast of ki out of his eyes.
    • Energy's Last – A large and powerful violet ball of energy that Supreme Kai charges until it explodes into an energy wave. Supreme Kai uses it in his last attempt to stop Majin Buu. It was able to push Buu back and blast a gaping hole in his stomach. This ability is shown only in the anime.

    Supreme Kai using an invisible eye blast

    • Circular Disengagement – Kaioshin swings his arms around in circles. This multiple hits attack is used in the Butōden series, and is also known as Kienjin.
    • Crazed Assault – Supreme Kai unleashes a load of crazy punches. This multiple punches attack is used in the Butōden series, being also called "Punch Rush" in Dragon Ball Z: Super Butōden 3.
    • Noble Throw – A multiple hits kick technique used in the Butōden series (named Quad Kick or Quadruple God Kick), as well as in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2.
    • Energy Rain – The name of the Renzoku Energy Dan technique he uses in the Butōden series and Budokai 2.
    • Shockwave – In the Butōden series, Supreme Kai's Shockwave is a ground shave energy blade. He throws this ki blast down at the ground, and it runs along toward the opponent. It is called Energy Zan in Super Butōden 3.
    • Ki Thrust – Supreme Kai forms a large energy sphere on his finger, and then he lets it go at the opponent. It is one of his super attacks in Super Butōden 3.
    • Energy Push – An energy ball fired from one hand. It is one of his super attacks in Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Battle 22.

    Supreme Kai's Renzoku Energy Distortion

    • Renzoku Energy Distortion – Supreme Kai fires five energy spheres in five different directions. It is one of his super attacks in Ultimate Battle 22.
    • Holiness Break – A rush attack used in Budokai 2.
    • Majestic Rush – A rush attack finished with a Kiai. Used in Budokai 2.
    • Crazy Rush – Supreme Kai's rush attack in the Budokai Tenkaichi series. Supreme Kai rushes at his opponent and knocks them in the air, then he proceeds to kick them around and knocks them down with a final upside down Kick using both legs.
    • Gekiretsu Shin'ou'hou – Supreme Kai's ultimate attack in the Butōden series and the Budokai Tenkaichi series. Supreme Kai gathers blue sparkling energy in his hands and releases a very powerful, pulsating blast.
    • Magic Materialization – Supreme Kai demonstrated this ability by summoning a giant cube of Kachin, the strongest known metal in the universe, for Gohan to practice the Z sword on (technique called Supernatural Abilities in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3).
    • Telekinesis – Supreme Kai uses this technique during the match between Kibito and Gohan. It is powerful enough to hold down Gohan at his Super Saiyan 2 form. Called Stun Blast or Immobilizator in the Butōden series, and Shockwave in the Budokai Tenkaichi series.
      • Meteo Telekinesis – Supreme Kai's meteor attack in Ultimate Battle 22. He uses his telekinesis to control and attack his opponent. Also used by Master Roshi.
    • Afterimage Strike – One of Supreme Kai's Blast 1 in the Budokai Tenkaichi series.
    • Mind Reading – The ability to read others minds and hear their thoughts. Supreme Kai used this technique to read Piccolo's thoughts while they were facing each other in the 25th World Martial Arts Tournament.

    Video game appearancesEdit

    Supreme Kai is playable character in Dragon Ball Z: Super Butōden 3, Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Battle 22, Dragon Ball Z: Shin Butōden, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 (unlocked by beating him with Goku in Dragon World), and Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 (unlocked by talking to him with Gohan); a Potara Earring Fusion with Kibito can be unlocked by wishing the Capsule from Shenron in the Budokai games. He is a playable character as both Supreme Kai and Kibito Kai in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 and Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 (he is named Shin in the Dragon World Tour).

    Supreme Kai is also a fighter in arcade games like Dragon Ball Z: Bakuretsu Impact, Dragon Ball Z: Dragon Battlers, and Dragon Ball Heroes.

    He appears as an unplayable character in Dragon Ball Z: The Legend, Dragon Ball Z: Legendary Super Warriors, Dragon Ball Z: Buu's Fury, Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2, Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai - Another Road, Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team, and Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi. He also appears in Dragon Ball Z: W Bakuretsu Impact.

    Voice actorsEdit


    • The attitude of the Supreme Kai changes as the anime presses forward. When he is first introduced, he squints his eyes at Goku and smiles in a manner that makes him seem mysterious and powerful. Just as what a Supreme Leader of the Universe should be, he is calm and thinks rationally at critical moments. Later on, his constant surprise at the Saiyan's power and his dependence on others to protect the universe against Buu have made him seem more fearful and innocent.
    • In the Budokai Tenkaichi series, when selecting Supreme Kai for Dragon Tournament Mode, his name will appear as "Shin".

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