Orc
Orc
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Biological information
Type Humanoid
Size Medium
Intelligence Sentient
Life span -
Sociological information
Planet of origin -
Achieved warp -
First contact -

Orc are not native to Adnas, they are aliens. They fulfill the role of Sayans for the Aventi Star Empire. Orc king named after the planet Rr'klav.

White skin.

Slave Race: Orcs are enslaved by the drow on a grand scale.

Orcs are rare, although records suggest they were numerous
on lost Golarion. Today, they can be found in greatest
numbers on Apostae, where most are drow-held slaves.
Over the ages, however, some orcs have gained freedom,
creating formidable armed clans on Apostae and a few other
worlds in the galaxy, though many free orcs of Apostae
remain second-class citizens who still serve the drow as
mercenaries, technicians, and laborers.
Few people of the Pact Worlds have ever seen an orc up close,
but most people know their reputation as brutal monsters.

Even the free orcs on Apostae suffer from isolation and drow
propaganda, remaining ignorant of wider possibilities. On
average, orcs have difficulty with attention, memory, and
impulse control. Drow care little for where these tendencies
come from, but their centuries-long influence has changed the
orcs from the brutes described in pre-Gap histories. The drow
have socially engineered their orc chattel to make them useful
servants. From an early age, capable orc youngsters have a duty
to care for any orcs who require help to survive. Aged or feeble
orcs are permitted to endure only to teach the young valuable
skills while indoctrinating them with the appropriate regard for
their betters. Drow overseers keep watch over these enclaves,
with the aid of half-orcs and a few elder orcs rewarded for loyal
service with the right to “retire” to teaching positions.
Within orc enclaves on Apostae, a specialized program of
reward and punishment accompanies education and tempers
orcs for the jobs they are expected to perform. For
example, an orc anticipated to be a technician might be
conditioned to respond well and even take pleasure
in technical work, such that her skill seems
abnormally good. A bodyguard could be habituated
to extreme ferocity in defense of
a ward, belied by an otherwise
composed demeanor. When an
orc becomes an adult, she moves
on to serve the drow house to which she
belongs in her trained capacity. There, her
conditioned mind keeps her bound better
than any chains could.
This social engineering took place for
long enough that free orcs display a
similar cultural structure. These orcs
teach their young with analogous and
comparably brutal methods of reward
and punishment. The young and
weak take on jobs that tougher orcs
have the clout and muscle to refuse.
Eventually, a young orc might join
the ranks of the strong and earn the
right to take on responsibilities
that garner more prestige. She
then sloughs off tasks she
considers to be beneath her
onto the shoulders of
those she sees as
lower than her
in status.
An orc is
ideally suited
to her prescribed duties thanks to the
extensive conditioning she receives. Her
confidence in such areas is also high.
An orc trained to scout the caves
of Apostae, for instance, is likely

to be a sharp climber and
shrewd explorer. She also
knows enough about the
ilee (a lost race native
to Apostae) to know
when she has made an
important discovery.
The social conditions
in which most orcs exist
often make it challenging
for them to assimilate
into other cultures. Orcs are
gruff and terse, interacting
with others only when
necessary. An orc without a
hierarchy to embrace or reject
often struggles to find her
position in a pecking order
that might not exist.
An orc has large and
imposing tusks that
jut from her mouth,
as well as pointed
ears. Most orcs stand
around 6 feet tall and
weigh 200 pounds
or more, with welldefined
musculature.



Orc are a naturally aggressive warrior race who were supposedly striving to be the strongest in the universe.

The homeworld of the Saiyans is Planet Sadala. The planet has a natural gravity that is ten times that of Earth, which helps give Saiyans a greater natural strength than most races.[1] In Universe 7, the Saiyans lived here but their planet got destroyed by internal discord; in Universe 6, the planet still exists. In Universe 7, Planet Plant is conquered by the Saiyans after the defeat of the Tuffles, and they renamed it "Planet Vegeta" after their most powerful warrior and ruler, King Vegeta.
Planet Vegeta DBZ Ep 20 002v2

Saiyans' rocky home as seen in "Goku's Ancestors"

At some point, Planet Vegeta was visited by the God of Destruction Beerus, who ultimately deemed the Saiyans as a savage race with no chance of improving (or more accurately he felt that they were just annoying). He ultimately ordered Frieza to destroy the planet and the entire Saiyan race, who was of a similar mind set as he came to see the Saiyan race as potentially posing a threat to his tyranny. To which, the tyrant went to the planet and completely obliterated them from space, wiping out all but a small group of Saiyans.

A baby Saiyan's power level is measured as soon as they are born, if their power level is up to standard they are raised as upper-level warriors and become combatant candidates. If their power level remains low even after a certain amount of time has passed they are classed as low-level warriors and become either engineers or infiltration babies. Infiltration babies are sent off to a planet the Saiyans have selected for take over, and if the baby grows up into a warrior capable of taking over the planet they are allowed to return as a full-fledged combatant. Infiltration babies have a low survival rate.[2]

Saiyans do not naturally know how to fly, some need to be taught, while others work it out on their own. Training to increase power level is also uncommon, with only a few Saiyan children receiving a short period of special training to acquire a greater power level.[3]

Saiyans do not celebrate any holidays. Instead of playing like Earthling children, Saiyan children fight amongst themselves.[4]

Pride was significant to Saiyans until they were tamed by Frieza's army; causing all of the Saiyans who served Frieza (aside from Bardock) to have lost their pride

The Saiyans possessed a powerful military, the Saiyan Army (named only in the Funimation dub). As of Age 737, the Saiyan Army was under the command of Nappa (also stated only in the Funimation dub), who was its most powerful general.[6] The Saiyan Army was employed under the Frieza Force, in which the tyrant would use the Saiyan warriors to conquer planets for him. Normally only upper level warriors are allowed to become combatants in the Saiyan Army, and they are chosen from birth, the army employs various ranks based on power levels: the only ranks mentioned in the series are "Elites" and "Low-Class", with the series creator Akira Toriyama confirming in an interview that there are also "Mid-Class" warriors; while almost all Saiyans are low-class warriors, there are only about ten mid-class warriors, and only King Vegeta and Prince Vegeta are elite warriors.[7] This rank is determined by an innate latent battle power, but if their battle power rises greatly afterward, they can be promoted.[7] Saiyans who are deemed lower level warriors from birth are usually not able to become combatants, however a lower level warrior who is made an infiltration baby and who returns successful from their mission will be allowed to be a full-fledged combatant. The military force met its final destruction when Frieza committed his Genocide of the Saiyans, with the force's only survivors being Vegeta, Nappa, Raditz, and Onio.

Ancient Saiyans

Ancient Saiyans existed long ago. Aside from time travelers, none still exist in the modern time. They possess ki completely different from their modern day counterparts and like them can transform into the Great Ape, Super Saiyan, Super Saiyan 2, Super Saiyan 3 and Super Saiyan God forms. Notably one ancient Saiyan displayed the unique "Evil Saiyan" state and as an extension of this, their golden-haired Super Saiyan forms possessed differences to modern Saiyans and they were capable of drawing out the full power of Super Saiyan 3. Good ancient Saiyans are referred to as "the defeated" by the Giblet .

Modern Saiyans

The Saiyans who eventually joined the Frieza Force were the Saiyans who moved from Planet Sadala to Planet Vegeta, nearly all of them were wiped out by Frieza - leaving only a handful remaining. These Saiyans have displayed the ability to take on any Saiyan form aside from the full power Super Saiyan 3 and those exclusive to the Legendary Saiyan. Modern Saiyans are referred to as "the tainted" by the Giblet.

The Saiyans are a fighting race who, since ancient times, have lived a violent and inhumane lifestyle, where they attack numerous planets to build up wealth and goods.[8] Dragon Ball GT Perfect Files speculates that Saiyans were originally Great Apes who gained intelligence and took on a humanoid form.[9] As noted by Whis, "ancient Saiyans" possess different ki from the ones in the present time.[10] The Original Super Saiyan appeared approximately 1,000 years (3,000 in the Ocean Group dubs) prior to the Frieza Saga, approximately 238 Before Age, and is described by Vegeta as a Super Saiyan who could only retain his status in the transformed state. This Saiyan was an individual with a noble heart, and along some of his comrades, tried to stop their evil fellow Saiyans, turning into a Super Saiyan God. However, he couldn't achieve his goal and perished. In the legend, he appeared to have lost control and gave in to his destructive primitive desires, destroying himself with his own power.[11]
GTSaiyanAttack

The Saiyans arrival on Planet Plant, as seen in Dragon Ball GT

A small group of Saiyans eventually found their way to Planet Plant in Age 550, and the history of the Saiyans predating their conflict with the Tuffles was revealed in the anime, where it is discussed heavily during the Vegeta Saga, as well as in the OVA Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans. It is also a central theme in the Baby Saga of Dragon Ball GT. GT Perfect Files speculate the launching point of the Saiyan's spaceships as being the Saiyans' true homeland itself.

During the Vegeta Saga of Dragon Ball Z, King Kai describes the Saiyans as a group of barbaric aliens who shared a planet with a race known as the Tuffles. The Saiyans lived in the arid wastelands, while the Tuffles lived in great cities, employing advanced technology. Eventually the Saiyans attacked, vowing to conquer the Tuffle's great cities and extinguish the race. This sparked a ten year long war (described in greater detail below).[1]

It is revealed in Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans that when the Saiyans arrived on Planet Plant, they were welcomed by the Tuffles. The Tuffle survivor, Dr. Lychee, then describes the horrors of the war in a similar fashion to the one King Kai tells.[12] However whilst explaining, Vegeta states the Tuffles used the Saiyan race as slaves.

During the Baby Saga of Dragon Ball GT, Baby described the history of the Saiyans war with the Tuffles in a different manner. He states that the Saiyans first arrived in mysterious space-pods and attacked the Tuffles in cold blood. He states they were led by Vegeta's father, and upon the rising of the full moon, the Saiyans assumed their Great Ape transformations, completely wiping out the Tuffle race in a single night.[13]

War with the Tuffles

Main article: Saiyan-Tuffle war
GreatApeTuffles

A Great Ape levels a Tuffle city

King Kai explained the story of the Saiyan race to Goku during the Vegeta Saga. He explains that around Age 720, a civil war broke out. The Saiyan Army tried many times to overthrow the Tuffles but were unsuccessful, sparking a ten-year conflict on the planet. Although the Saiyans were bigger in size and physically far superior, they were fewer in number compared to the Tuffles. The Tuffles had a trump card in the form of their technology to read the power levels of the Saiyans and advanced weaponry such as blasters to hold them off. Then, around Age 730, the Saiyans were able to transform into Great Apes thanks to the full moon that only appeared once every 100 years on the planet; with this, they finally annihilated the Tuffles and renamed the planet Planet Vegeta after their commanding hero, King Vegeta.
Meeting other races
SaiyansArcosiansNV

The Saiyans and the "Arcosians" meet

King Kai goes on to explain that after their victory over the Tuffles, the Saiyans were approached by the Arcosians. These aliens had money and technology, but their planet was unsuitable, so they hired a group of Saiyans to take over a planet for them; in return, they would share their technology with them. Over the years, the Saiyans also learned how to use the Tuffles' advanced equipment and became smarter and less barbaric, although they still lusted for fighting and destruction.

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"Conquering planets is the livelihood of the Saiyan warrior race. It was Frieza's father who forced us to do this in his service."
— Bardock to Leek in Dragon Ball Super: Broly
Saiyan
Japanese
サイヤ人
Romaji
Saiya-jin
Homeworld
Planet Sadala
Planet Vegeta (Universe 7)
Average Height
Similar to the average Earthlings
Diet
Omnivorous
Carnivorous (Great Apes)
Sapience Level
Sapient

Saiyans (サイヤ人 Saiya-jin, lit. "People of the Saiya") are a race of extraterrestrials in the Dragon Ball anime and manga and its adaptive sequels, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT and Dragon Ball Super. In the series, the Saiyans from Universe 7 are a naturally aggressive warrior race who were supposedly striving to be the strongest in the universe, while the Saiyans from Universe 6 are protectors. Nearly all of the Saiyans from Universe 7 were obliterated by Frieza before the start of the Dragon Ball series.

The Saiyans play a central role in the series once it is revealed that the protagonist, Goku, is actually a Saiyan sent to destroy Earth, as Raditz and others believe. In reality, Goku was sent to Earth by Bardock and Gine to escape Frieza's blast.
Contents[show]
Overview
Name

Main article: Origins of character names The name is a pun on yajin (野人) which means "wildman", and an anagram of yasai (野菜) which means "vegetable". The suffix -jin means "person". "Saiyan" is the English transliteration of the roman letter term Saiya-jin. In the Japanese language, Saiya-jin (サイヤ人) is pronounced "Sigh-ya-jeen" while in the English dubs, "Saiyan" is pronounced "Sey-uhn".

All full-blooded Saiyans (such as Raditz, Kakarot, Vegeta, Nappa, Paragus, Broly, or Bardock) have names that are a pun on various vegetables.
Homeworld
Homing area

From one of Akira Toriyama's memos, shows a bit of Planet Plant and the rocky homing areas used by the Saiyans

The homeworld of the Saiyans is Planet Sadala. The planet has a natural gravity that is ten times that of Earth, which helps give Saiyans a greater natural strength than most races.[1] In Universe 7, the Saiyans lived here but their planet got destroyed by internal discord; in Universe 6, the planet still exists. In Universe 7, Planet Plant is conquered by the Saiyans after the defeat of the Tuffles, and they renamed it "Planet Vegeta" after their most powerful warrior and ruler, King Vegeta.
Planet Vegeta DBZ Ep 20 002v2

Saiyans' rocky home as seen in "Goku's Ancestors"

At some point, Planet Vegeta was visited by the God of Destruction Beerus, who ultimately deemed the Saiyans as a savage race with no chance of improving (or more accurately he felt that they were just annoying). He ultimately ordered Frieza to destroy the planet and the entire Saiyan race, who was of a similar mind set as he came to see the Saiyan race as potentially posing a threat to his tyranny. To which, the tyrant went to the planet and completely obliterated them from space, wiping out all but a small group of Saiyans.
Culture

Universe 7

A baby Saiyan's power level is measured as soon as they are born, if their power level is up to standard they are raised as upper-level warriors and become combatant candidates. If their power level remains low even after a certain amount of time has passed they are classed as low-level warriors and become either engineers or infiltration babies. Infiltration babies are sent off to a planet the Saiyans have selected for take over, and if the baby grows up into a warrior capable of taking over the planet they are allowed to return as a full-fledged combatant. Infiltration babies have a low survival rate.[2]

Saiyans do not naturally know how to fly, some need to be taught, while others work it out on their own. Training to increase power level is also uncommon, with only a few Saiyan children receiving a short period of special training to acquire a greater power level.[3]

Saiyans do not celebrate any holidays. Instead of playing like Earthling children, Saiyan children fight amongst themselves.[4]

Pride was significant to Saiyans until they were tamed by Frieza's army; causing all of the Saiyans who served Frieza (aside from Bardock) to have lost their pride.[5]
Military force

Main article: Saiyan Army The Saiyans possessed a powerful military, the Saiyan Army (named only in the Funimation dub). As of Age 737, the Saiyan Army was under the command of Nappa (also stated only in the Funimation dub), who was its most powerful general.[6] The Saiyan Army was employed under the Frieza Force, in which the tyrant would use the Saiyan warriors to conquer planets for him. Normally only upper level warriors are allowed to become combatants in the Saiyan Army, and they are chosen from birth, the army employs various ranks based on power levels: the only ranks mentioned in the series are "Elites" and "Low-Class", with the series creator Akira Toriyama confirming in an interview that there are also "Mid-Class" warriors; while almost all Saiyans are low-class warriors, there are only about ten mid-class warriors, and only King Vegeta and Prince Vegeta are elite warriors.[7] This rank is determined by an innate latent battle power, but if their battle power rises greatly afterward, they can be promoted.[7] Saiyans who are deemed lower level warriors from birth are usually not able to become combatants, however a lower level warrior who is made an infiltration baby and who returns successful from their mission will be allowed to be a full-fledged combatant. The military force met its final destruction when Frieza committed his Genocide of the Saiyans, with the force's only survivors being Vegeta, Nappa, Raditz, and Onio.

In Universe 6, the Saiyans try to protect the universe and get rid of evil-doers. Because of this, they are known as Heroes of Justice. They also have their own elite unit in charge in protecting their home planet, called the Sadala Army.
Types
Universe 7

Ancient Saiyans

Ancient Saiyans existed long ago. Aside from time travelers, none still exist in the modern time. They possess ki completely different from their modern day counterparts and like them can transform into the Great Ape, Super Saiyan, Super Saiyan 2, Super Saiyan 3 and Super Saiyan God forms. Notably one ancient Saiyan displayed the unique "Evil Saiyan" state and as an extension of this, their golden-haired Super Saiyan forms possessed differences to modern Saiyans and they were capable of drawing out the full power of Super Saiyan 3. Good ancient Saiyans are referred to as "the defeated" by the Giblet .

Modern Saiyans

The Saiyans who eventually joined the Frieza Force were the Saiyans who moved from Planet Sadala to Planet Vegeta, nearly all of them were wiped out by Frieza - leaving only a handful remaining. These Saiyans have displayed the ability to take on any Saiyan form aside from the full power Super Saiyan 3 and those exclusive to the Legendary Saiyan. Modern Saiyans are referred to as "the tainted" by the Giblet.

Earthling hybrids

While the Saiyans who worked under the Frieza Force are near extinct, they have carried on through Saiyan-Earthling hybrids through Goku and Vegeta, with these hybrids being fairly common by Age 1000.

Bio-Androids

Through advanced science, hybrid clones composed of Saiyans along with numerous other races were created from Age 767 on-wards. Bio-Androids like Cell have displayed the ability to use the Super Saiyan forms. The demonic Saiyan Bio-Androids have displayed their own distinct Super Saiyan form.

Godly beings

Saiyans who are full deities can also exist, though only one ever has as a Supreme Kai candidate. Saiyans who are proper godly beings possess natural god ki, as well as an altered Super Saiyan Blue.

Tuffle hybrids

Tuffle-Saiyans only existed in Age 789 as a result of Baby and his Tuffle Parasites invading Earth. Fully Tuffleized Saiyans have displayed their own variants of the golden-haired Super Saiyan forms known as the "Strongest Forms".
Universe 6

Evolved Saiyans

The Saiyans of Universe 6 differ from their Universe 7 counterparts in that they never left Planet Sadala and are a more heroic species. Additionally, they have evolved so they no longer possess tails and subsequently can't access the Great Ape form through conventional means. They have displayed the ability to achieve the Super Saiyan form, as well as Super Saiyan 2 in the anime.

Tuffle hybrids

Tuffle-Saiyans only existed in Age 780 as a result of Oren and Kamin invading Sadala. Fully Tuffleized Saiyans have displayed their own variants of the golden-haired Super Saiyan forms known as the "Strongest Forms".
Legendary

Legendary Saiyans are a unique type of Saiyan that exist in both Universe 7 and Universe 6. An individual Legendary Saiyan is born once every 1,000 years in both universes. These Saiyans are demonic and have massive power levels even upon birth. While not shown to be able to take on any normal Saiyan forms aside from the basic Great Ape, these Saiyans possess their own transformation line based around the Legendary Super Saiyan state.
History
Universe 7
Origins

The Saiyans are a fighting race who, since ancient times, have lived a violent and inhumane lifestyle, where they attack numerous planets to build up wealth and goods.[8] Dragon Ball GT Perfect Files speculates that Saiyans were originally Great Apes who gained intelligence and took on a humanoid form.[9] As noted by Whis, "ancient Saiyans" possess different ki from the ones in the present time.[10] The Original Super Saiyan appeared approximately 1,000 years (3,000 in the Ocean Group dubs) prior to the Frieza Saga, approximately 238 Before Age, and is described by Vegeta as a Super Saiyan who could only retain his status in the transformed state. This Saiyan was an individual with a noble heart, and along some of his comrades, tried to stop their evil fellow Saiyans, turning into a Super Saiyan God. However, he couldn't achieve his goal and perished. In the legend, he appeared to have lost control and gave in to his destructive primitive desires, destroying himself with his own power.[11]
GTSaiyanAttack

The Saiyans arrival on Planet Plant, as seen in Dragon Ball GT

A small group of Saiyans eventually found their way to Planet Plant in Age 550, and the history of the Saiyans predating their conflict with the Tuffles was revealed in the anime, where it is discussed heavily during the Vegeta Saga, as well as in the OVA Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans. It is also a central theme in the Baby Saga of Dragon Ball GT. GT Perfect Files speculate the launching point of the Saiyan's spaceships as being the Saiyans' true homeland itself.

During the Vegeta Saga of Dragon Ball Z, King Kai describes the Saiyans as a group of barbaric aliens who shared a planet with a race known as the Tuffles. The Saiyans lived in the arid wastelands, while the Tuffles lived in great cities, employing advanced technology. Eventually the Saiyans attacked, vowing to conquer the Tuffle's great cities and extinguish the race. This sparked a ten year long war (described in greater detail below).[1]

It is revealed in Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans that when the Saiyans arrived on Planet Plant, they were welcomed by the Tuffles. The Tuffle survivor, Dr. Lychee, then describes the horrors of the war in a similar fashion to the one King Kai tells.[12] However whilst explaining, Vegeta states the Tuffles used the Saiyan race as slaves.

During the Baby Saga of Dragon Ball GT, Baby described the history of the Saiyans war with the Tuffles in a different manner. He states that the Saiyans first arrived in mysterious space-pods and attacked the Tuffles in cold blood. He states they were led by Vegeta's father, and upon the rising of the full moon, the Saiyans assumed their Great Ape transformations, completely wiping out the Tuffle race in a single night.[13]
War with the Tuffles

Main article: Saiyan-Tuffle war
GreatApeTuffles

A Great Ape levels a Tuffle city

King Kai explained the story of the Saiyan race to Goku during the Vegeta Saga. He explains that around Age 720, a civil war broke out. The Saiyan Army tried many times to overthrow the Tuffles but were unsuccessful, sparking a ten-year conflict on the planet. Although the Saiyans were bigger in size and physically far superior, they were fewer in number compared to the Tuffles. The Tuffles had a trump card in the form of their technology to read the power levels of the Saiyans and advanced weaponry such as blasters to hold them off. Then, around Age 730, the Saiyans were able to transform into Great Apes thanks to the full moon that only appeared once every 100 years on the planet; with this, they finally annihilated the Tuffles and renamed the planet Planet Vegeta after their commanding hero, King Vegeta.
Meeting other races
SaiyansArcosiansNV

The Saiyans and the "Arcosians" meet

King Kai goes on to explain that after their victory over the Tuffles, the Saiyans were approached by the Arcosians. These aliens had money and technology, but their planet was unsuitable, so they hired a group of Saiyans to take over a planet for them; in return, they would share their technology with them. Over the years, the Saiyans also learned how to use the Tuffles' advanced equipment and became smarter and less barbaric, although they still lusted for fighting and destruction.
Occupation by Frieza

Main articles: Kanassan war, Invasion of Planet Meat, and Genocide of the Saiyans
SaiyansAttackingAPlanetNV

A Saiyan attacking a planet

In Universe 7, according to Akira Toriyama the Saiyans joined the Frieza Force when it was still under the command of King Cold,[14] while according to Daizenshuu 7 around Age 731, about a year following the Saiyan victory over the Tuffles, the planet was conquered or annexed by Frieza's empire and the Saiyans (like many other races) were drafted to serve as soldiers in Frieza's military.[15]

Due to the Saiyans' innate strength and penchant for violence, they were considered to be useful mercenaries and assisted in the conquering of many planets, or if assignment called for, eradication of the planet's population (even Saiyan children were considered powerful enough to conquer some of the weaker planets, such as Earth).[16]
KingVegetaAndVegetaSaiyanSoldiers

A young Vegeta and his father watch Saiyan space pods leave for other planets

Eventually, seeing how quickly some of the more gifted Saiyan warriors were gaining power through battle, around Age 735, Frieza grew concerned with the potential of the Saiyan race and thought that they would grow strong enough to face him or even become the fabled Super Saiyans, able to defeat him in battle. In Age 737, a Saiyan scientist develops the Saibamen using biotechnology[17][18] and those creatures make their way into the Galactic Frieza Army through the Saiyans.[19] Soon, in Age 737 as well, the maniacal warlord Frieza destroyed Planet Vegeta, nearly eradicating the Saiyan race.[20] There were only a few thousand Saiyans on the planet. As a warrior race, it would be difficult to increase their numbers (presumably, though left unsaid, because they would war with each other over superiority).[21] The manga reveals only four pure-blood Saiyans who have survived the destruction: Kakarot (Goku), Vegeta, Nappa, and Raditz as they were not on the planet at the time. Once the latter three discovered that their planet was destroyed, Frieza lied to them that an asteroid had hit their world, and offered them continued employment in return for eventual wealth.

Over two decades later, the Saiyans were finally avenged when Goku defeated Frieza on planet Namek.[22] Frieza later met his first death on Earth a year later, when Future Trunks killed him.[23] In the Dragon Ball Z movies only, three more Saiyans survived the catastrophe: Turles, Broly and Paragus. In the manga and special Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!!, Vegeta's brother Tarble is shown as another survivor. In the manga Nekomajin Z, Onio appears. In Dragon Ball Super: Broly, Broly and Paragus are revealed to have survived. Two unnamed mid-class Saiyans are also shown to have survived the genocide, as they were on the same mission with Vegeta, Nappa and Raditz when Planet Vegeta was destroyed.

Saiyans tend to share common personality traits, even at young ages. Being aggressively militant, they share an innate enjoyment for conflict and fighting, choosing violence over peace with other races. Even Goku retained his love to fight after his amnesia, but satisfied that love through competitive sport, rather than barbaric slaughter. Saiyans are typically very aggressive and hard-headed, with short explosive tempers. Saiyans appear inclined to be arrogant at times, leading them to allow enemies to gain advantages in battle just for fun. It appears they have a tendency to let their emotions get the better of them when roused in stimulating situations (as demonstrated by Vegeta, Goku, Nappa, and Bardock), resulting in them at times making rash decisions. Normally, Saiyans do not have much of a notion of romance or marriage, and apart from the royal family of Vegeta, they are not particular about blood-relationships.[7]

They appear to lack sympathetic emotions as though by choice rather than by nature, as shown by their relative lack of fear of death and uncaring attitude towards family members (example being Raditz's brutal beating of his long-lost brother Goku, and Vegeta's seeming indifference to his father's death). Clearly, neither Vegeta nor Nappa showed any signs of sympathy for their fallen comrade Raditz when he was killed. They merely laughed and stated that he was only a "weakling", although Nappa did suggest bringing Raditz back to life with the Dragon Balls. Vegeta and Nappa themselves had a good degree of camaraderie between them, but Vegeta did not hesitate to kill Nappa later on when he displayed weakness after being crippled by Goku. Saiyans value honor for their race above anything else and seemed to have been not only opposed to mating with other races but producing half-breed offspring. This is based on Vegeta's initial disapproval of Nappa's suggestion they conceive children with female Earthlings to recreate the Saiyan race, his disgust at Gohan for possessing unusual powers that surpass a full-blooded Saiyan while being part Saiyan, and his initial refusal to accept his son, Trunks, during the child's early years. Most Saiyans also possess a keen fighting sense and understanding of battle, which allows them to acquire many new skills, such as overcoming the weakness of their tails, learning to detect ki, and achieving new fighting forms and transformations.

However, the trait that sets almost all pure-blooded Saiyans apart is their innate lust for battle. This trait seems to be maintained even in kind-hearted Saiyans like Goku, and does not diminish when a Saiyan loses their cold-heartedness like Vegeta. This trait causes many Saiyans to seek out stronger opponents, either to test their might or for the desire to be the best. This trait has been the cause of many of the major conflicts in the series, as Goku's love for fighting leads him to seek out battles with strong individuals such as Frieza and Beerus. Saiyans also have a tendency to conduct battles in a sport-like manner, preferring one on one matches and often not using their full power straight away in order to get the best out of a fight. This desire to draw out a worthy opponent has also been the cause of many conflicts, as refusing to co-operate or end a fight quickly often results in a Saiyan being defeated less by an opponent and more their own natures.

Family

Saiyan families appear to be far different to that of a traditional Earthling family; apart from the royal family of Vegeta, they are not particular about blood-relationships.[7] Of the few (pure-blooded) Saiyan families seen, only Vegeta and his father have had close relationships, as well Broly and Paragus to some extent. Children are kept in pods as infants and monitored by doctors while their parents are usually occupied on mercenary missions.[20] Even as infants, their natural strength and their Gre​at Ape transformation means that they are capable of conquering planets like Earth single-handedly[20] and so it is unlikely they spend much, if any time, with their parents or siblings.[7] Notably, when Bardock is asked by his comrade Tora if he remembers what day his newborn son was born, he replies "No, but that was a long time ago." Fasha then goes on to say that it was the day before, and that he should go see him.[20]

Saiyans do not have much of a concept of family,[7] but they do tend to have close relationships with their friends and comrades however, with whom they do spend a great deal of time in battle. Bardock has a close relationship with his wife Gine however, which is apparently rare among Saiyans. Goku was able to have a close relationship with his family as a result of being raised as an Earthling since infancy. Also, in Vegeta's case, he was initially uninterested in his family due the comfortable nature on Earth conflicting with his Saiyan nature, but living on Earth for many years enabled him to reconcile with this, and he became more family-oriented. In contrast to the Saiyans of the Universe 7, the Saiyans of the Universe 6 seem to care for their families more, as shown by Cabba, wanting to protect his planet because Vegeta threatened to destroy their planet (though Vegeta was not being serious).

Vegeta explained that all Saiyan men were strong willed and that they were genetically inclined to like strong willed women, which is the reason why they picked Earthling wives that were also strong willed.

Transportation
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Vegeta and Nappa in their space-pods

Saiyans have small space-pods that are only big enough for one person sitting down.[52] When more than one person is sent to a planet, each warrior has a pod to themselves, who fly alongside each other in a group. It is unknown what fuel the space pods use, and there is no visible exhaust area for the fuel's waste to be expelled from (though when they fly they have an energy aura around them). However, the computers operating the pods seem to be very sophisticated, and can even change course in space, despite there being no visible means of doing so (in the real world, spaceships must either slingshot around a large gravity source, such as the Moon, or must have some object to push themselves away from, per the Third Law of Motion, "For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction"). The passenger appears to be in stasis during travel, but upon reaching a destination air is pumped into the pod, reviving the occupant.

In the Namek Saga, Dr. Brief was able to obtain the space pod that Goku arrived at the planet in as a baby, and was able to use reverse-engineering to build a bigger spaceship, so that Goku would have room to train in on his way to Namek.[53] In an interview, Akira Toriyama said that the Space Pods are uncomfortable. In Dragon Ball Minus, it shows Bardock and a comrade flying in an unusually large Space Pod, enough for both to be inside of it.



Ores are a plague on many worlds in the galaxy. They
are crude, aggressive, and warlike . They're not particularly
formidable when they're alone, but there are a lot
of them. Despite the fact that they're usually chaotic
evil, they band together for short times in hordes capable
of threatening even the most powerful empires .
Ofcourse, not all ores are evil. A rare few devote their
lives to helping those in need, and even within a clan,
many ores are far kinder to each other than they are to
outsiders . Few ores indeed are pure enough to be paladins,
but in the entirety of the galaxy, there may be
some who have achieved this goal.

Personality : Most ores are gruff and short tempered.
Their idea of diplomacy is to give a foe a chance to run
before attacking him. They value action over talk, and
talk over thought. Despite this, their greatest leaders are
known to cogitate on their deeds for long moments
before leaping into action. This is perhaps what separates
them from their fellows.

The ores are a hearty people, full of the kind of love
for life you can only have when you walk hand in hand
with death. They enjoy drinking, fighting, wrestling,
feasting, drumming, and dancing with wild abandon.
They have no use for polite society-or any politeness
at all. To them, such niceties are a waste of time-time
better spent enjoying life instead of tiptoeing around
another's easily bruised sensitivities .

Female ores have enjoyed some emancipation in the
Empire. While they still aren't regarded as the equals of
males in their own society, there are female ores on the
battlefield and in many other stations usually reserved
for males. These women may be the exception for now,
but their numbers are growing .

Physical Description: Ores look something like
primitive or bestial humans with gray or greenish skin,
sloped foreheads, jutting brows, piglike snouts, and
prominent lower canines that look like tusks. Their hair
is coarse and often worn in long braids. They tend to
slouch, making them look less physically impressive
until they raise themselves up to their full height of six
feet or more. Their ears are short and pointed, and their
eyes are tinged with red. They like to wear bright colors
and carry large weapons, although they often neglect
both their appearance and their equipment.

Relations : Ores don't get along with dwarves and
elves and never have. Ores find the dwarves too serious
and the elves too flighty to accord either race any kind
of respect. Collectively, ores haven't made friends with
any of the other races, either. They believe ores are the
finest of all the peoples . The only ones who are orcish
enough for them are ores. The ores have a great deal of
respect for the icy cruelty of the drow, though they
believe the drow spend far too much time plotting and
scheming.

Alignment : Most ores are chaotic evil, but those who
aren't are the ones most likely to be adventurers . Most
ore leaders tend to be neutral evil or even lawful evil,
tempering the wildness oftheir fellows with enough discipline
to get things done. Ore characters are usually
chaotic neutral or neutral, and a rare few are chaotic
good.

Ore Lands: The ores believe that conquest is the only
proper way to extend their power and influence. Ores
were held in check for millennia by the rule of the
Qesemet Emperors. With the rise ofthe Red Dragon, the
ores of many worlds are uniting to launch a renewed
offensive on the unsuspecting planets of the Outlands.
As long as the ores don't upset his plans, Mezzenbone is
content to let them rampage across the fringes of the
Empire. Their open aggression takes the media's attention
off the Emperor's more subtle designs .

Religion : Evil ores generally worship the Destroyer,
as they have for millennia . Non-evil ores may worship
any of the Twelve, though it's hard for them to ignore
the call ofviolence that rages in their blood. The Warrior
is the most popular deity among these ores. Many ores
have been drawn to the worship of the Adversary. Ores
tend to see things in black and white, and a religion
based on opposition and conflict is powerfully appealing
to them. Only a few ores of good alignment honor
the Creator, and those who do conceal their faith for fear
of exile from their clans.

Language : Ore, a language that has no alphabet, is
the native language of ores. Sometimes the ores use
Dwarven or Common to create phonetic spellings of
their words, usually on war banners . Some ores also
know Goblin or Giant.

Names: Most ores have only one name, but they can
recite the names of their fathers going back several generations
. A few female ores can recite their mothers'
names as well.

Ore Male Names: Grokk, Kraal, Snash, Krakker,
Shuknadder.
Ore Female Names: Voleka, Daxa, Kraxelle,
Balasha, Puknada.

Adventurers: Ores who renounce their clan and go
out to seek adventure are often reviled by those they left
behind. Still, there are good reasons to leave. For
instance, if the hero has committed a crime against the
chieftain or the clan-which are often viewed as the
same thing-he can expect to be killed if he remains
behind. Others leave out of sheer cussedness, mostly
because they have been told they can't. Never underestimate
an angry ore .

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