|Galaxy||Milky Way, North Galaxies|
|Planet of Origin||Planet Makyō|
Makyans (魔凶星人, Makyō-seijin; Literally meaning "People from Planet Makyō"), also referred to as the Serpent race in the English dub are the natives of Makyō.
Maykyans are humanoids whose features vary, but of their most common traits are pointed ears and fangs. They have a natural transformation which causes extreme growth of the body and an increase in strength, seen in Movie 4 and the Garlic Jr. Saga. Though it is unknown if this is common among the species, all the Makyans that appear in the series are evil and violent.
At some point, Garlic's ancestors came to Earth, and Garlic eventually competed with the Nameless Nameccian for guardianship of the planet, but was denied the position by former guardian due to his evil ambitions for the Earth, which eventually led to him attempting to take the position by force and being sealed up for the remainder of his life. Garlic Junior emerged a few hundred years later and twice attempted to avenge his father by killing God and fulfilling his father's dark dreams of ruling the Earth, only to find himself trapped inside the Dead Zone both times.
Main article: Gigantification Makyans are able to take on a special transformation when fighting; this form is usable at will by Garlic Junior, Ginger, Nikki, and Sansho in Movie 4 and later through the power of Planet Makyō by Gassu and Vinegar during the Garlic Jr. Saga.
The transformation is called Kyōdaika in Daizenshuu 7, and the form is referred to as Garlic Jr.'s Super form in the Budokai Tenkaichi video game series. The transformation primarily increases their height and muscle mass, but sometimes there are secondary effects such as Vinegar's horns changing shape and Garlic Junior's color darkening and his head changing shape.
Most Makyans can only take this form when Planet Makyō is nearby (as is the case with Gassu and Vinegar), but some possess the capability to use it by themselves (such as Garlic Junior and three of his attendants).