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Elder Kaiōshin
Elder Kaiōshin[1][2][3]
ろうかいおうしん Rō Kaiōshin
Alternative Name(s) FUNi Elder Kai
Personal Data
Universe 7th Universe 7th Universe
Race Shinling
Birthplace World Tree
Age c.75 million
Voice Actors
English Kent Williams
Japanese Reizō Nomoto
Ryōichi Tanaka(Movie 18)
Professional Status
Occupation(s) Kaiōshin Kaiōshin
Headquarters Kaiōshin Realm
First Appearance
Manga Debut Chapter 479
Anime Debut DBZ250
Movie Debut Movie 18
Image Gallery

The Elder Kaiōshin (ろうかいおうしん, Rō Kaiōshin; FUNimation "Elder Kai") is the retired previous fifteen-generation Kaiōshin of the 7th Universe.[4]


One day, he was reading a manga and dropped his guard. An Old Witch sneaked up behind him and took his left potara earring and put it on her left ear, not knowing the consequences. This resulted in the two of them being permanently fused. Because he was superior to the old witch, his spirit became the dominant spirit over the old witch, who simply served as a power boost. Throughout the following years, Elder Kaiōshin visited Zen'ō's Palace three separate times.[5]

One day, during one of the meetings with the Hakaishin Beerus, they got into a heated argument, resulting in Beerus sealing Elder Kaiōshin in the Z Sword. Throughout the ages, legend speak those who master the sword masters the ultimate power of the universe, causing countless Kaiōshins to try to free the sword, which was stuck onto a pillar of rock. None succeeded due to the intense weight of the sword.


Elder Kaiōshin is shown to be a pervert, much like Muten Rōshi. However, he is much wiser than Eastern Kaiōshin. One example was when he wasn't surprised at seeing Super Bū hopeless against Vegetto since they were two already powerful beings that were rivals fused using an extremely high quality fusion. He also knows no matter who's on the defensive in a fight, there's always a chance to turn the tables. As such, even though Vegetto had the upper hand, he wasn't relaxing until the battle was over.


The Elder Kaiōshin, as he is now, bears a great resemblance to the Old Witch with which he fused. He has bulbous, heavily lidded eyes, a thin, boned face, and a short, hunched stature. Like many Shinlings, his skin is a unique tone; in the Elder Kaiōshin's case, it is a very pale hue — colored light purple in the anime. His hair is cut into a white mohawk, and he has a toothbrush moustache. In the case of attire, the Elder Kaiōshin wears the standard garb of those affiliated with the Kaiōshin. His attire consists of a blue shirt with proofy sleeves, as well as blue gi-like pants. Worn over this is a purple, toga-like garment. button at the chest, with an blue sash. In the anime, his outfit is identical in color to the East Kaiōshin. He also wears white boots. Just like the other Kaiōshin, he wears green Potara — colored yellow in the anime — which he later gave to Son Gokū.

As a younger man, the Elder Kaiōshin greatly resembled Shin. Beyond this youthful difference, only his hair — then a pale blue — was the only thing different from how he is now. He considered his youthful appearance to be very handsome.[6]


  • Potara (ポタラ): Mystical earrings belonging to the Kaiōshin, these earrings enable fusion. The Elder Kaiōshin initially wore the earrings used to create him, before giving them to Son Gokū to create Vegetto. He acquired a new pair at a later date.[7]


Drawing out Dormant Power[]

Main articles: Drawing out Dormant Power and Ultimate Gohan Elder Kaiōshin can unlock a person's dormant abilities. The ritual is divided into two parts. The first is a five hour dance in which he walks in a circle around the person doing a chant. The second half is when they both sit down and he point both palms of his hands at the person for twenty hours, although this part typically takes more time with very strong individuals like Gohan. As the ritual progresses, the individual will find noticeable differences in their power. Due to the length of his ritual, people will have their doubts and eventually lose their patience until they see the immense difference in their power.

Part II[]

See also: Dragon Ball Z

Majin Boo Arc[]

Dragon Ball: Yo! Son Gokū and His Friends Return!![]

Part IV[]

See also: Dragon Ball Super

Dragon Ball Z: God and God[]

Main article: Dragon Ball Z: God and God

God and God Arc[]

Main article: God and God Arc After the clash between Gokū and Beerus sends huge shockwaves throughout the universe, the Elder Kaiōshin fears that if they keep clashing, then the universe will crumble.[8]

God and God Arc (manga)[]

Old Kaioshin worrying

Elder Kaiōshin worrying about the Hakaishin's awakening.

In the Kaiōshin Realm, after the Hakaishin Beerus awakes, along with Kibito Kaiōshin, Elder Kaiōshin finds out that some ancestor's planets have disappeared, and worry about what is to come next.[9] Thus, they keep tracking the Hakaishin and watch his fight with Gokū on North Kaiō's planet from afar through the crystal ball.[10]

Kaioshin spy on Champa

The Kaiōshin accidentally spying on Champa.

After that, they witness the conflicts of Beerus and the Dragon Team at Bulma's birthday party on Earth. However, Elder Kaiōshin suddenly picks up on another planet disappearing, then tunes in with his crystal ball and sees a duo in space, who discuss the search of some gigantic "wish orbs." As the Kaiōshin make the connection with the "wish orbs" and the Dragon Balls, the duo turn around to glare back through the crystal ball straight back at the Kaiōshin and immediately travel to the Kaiōshin Realm. The cat-like being (who revealed his name as "Champa") begins grilling them on how much they overheard, but the Kaiōshin pretend to have not heard anything at all; Champa does not seem fully convinced, but takes off with his attendant anyway. The Kaiōshin begin to panic a bit, believing Champa to be referring to the Dragon Balls and has Kibito Kaiōshin hurry to planet Namek to protect them.[11]

Old Kaioshin fearing

Elder Kaiōshin's fear of the destruction of entire universe.

Later, when the clash between Beerus and Gokū begins, in which the two connect with a punch, sending shockwaves to every corner of the universe, Elder Kaiōshin fears that if they keep clashing, then the entire universe will crumble. Meanwhile, the younger Kaiōshin has collected all Nameccian the Dragon Balls, though it seems these were not the ones Champa was after anyway; he is already off to some other distant location.[12] The battle concludes, and Gokū successfully saves the Earth from destruction despite his loss to Beerus, much to the Kaiōshin's relief. However, the elder gets upset because Kibito Kaiōshin uses Dragon Balls to defuse to East Kaiōshin and Kibito again, which totally wastes the Potara's power. Then, he wishes for the peace of the universe to last at least a little while longer.[13]

Hakaishin Champa Arc[]

Main article: Hakaishin Champa Arc

Universe Survival Arc[]

Main article: Universe Survival Arc

In Other Timelines[]

Trunks' Timeline[]

To defeat Babidi's Forces, the Kaiōshin brought Trunks to the Kaiōshin Realm for training. The young half-Saiyan managed to pull out the legendary Z Sword and they later intended to test the sword with Katchin Steel. The Elder Kaiōshin, however, wasn't released as the evil forces had already showed up, and they had to head back to Earth. During the fight, the sword was spit on by Dabra, turned to stone and ultimately fell to pieces, thus killing the old deity within.

In Other Media[]


  1. Daizenshū 4, page 53
  2. Daizenshū 5, page 120
  3. Dragon Ball Super: Start Guide, page 33
  4. Dragon Ball Super chapter 32, page 22
  5. Dragon Ball Super episode 55
  6. Dragon Ball chapter 501, page 1
  7. Dragon Ball Z: God and God
  8. Dragon Ball Super episode 12
  9. Dragon Ball Super chapter 1, page 16
  10. Dragon Ball Super chapter 2, page 10
  11. Dragon Ball Super chapter 3, pages 12-14
  12. Dragon Ball Super chapter 4, page 10
  13. Dragon Ball Super chapter 4, page 17