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Nappa mugshot
Personal Data
Universe 7th Universe Symbol 7th Universe
Galaxy Milky Way, North Galaxies
Race Saiyan
Birthplace Vegeta
Birthday December 16, Age 725
Status Deceased
Gender Male Icon Male
Voice Actors
English Phil Parsons
Japanese Tetsu Inada
Professional Status
Team(s) Saiyan Invasion Team
Affiliation(s) Freeza Army Symbol Freeza's Army
Occupation(s) Combatant
Partner(s) Vegeta
Raditz (Anime-only)
First Appearance
Manga Debut Volume 17, Chapter 204
Anime Debut DBZ005
Image Gallery

Nappa (ナッパ) was an elite Saiyan from Vegeta, who was one of the last Saiyan survivors who worked as a combatant in Freeza's Army.





Nappa's appearance in his Fighting Jacket.

A Saiyan in his later years of life, Nappa differed drastically from his two comrades. He was a tall, muscular man that towered over Vegeta and Raditz. Perpetually bald, he did have a thin moustache, and constantly wore a sinister expression. Like other Saiyans in the employ of Freeza's Army, Nappa wore a Fighting Jacket; his consisted of a black breastplate with golden shoulder guards, matching crotch guards, wristbands and boots. His style was more in line with the style worn by Raditz than Vegeta. Additionally, he wore black bottoms to go with the Jacket. His tail was wrapped around his waist, and he wore a blue model Scouter.


  • Scouter (スカウター, Sukautā): A technological marvel created by the Tsufruians, and later used to great effect by Freeza's Army. Nappa wore a blue model scouter, and notably used it to read the combat strength of the Dragon Team when he confronted them on Earth. Nappa would discard his scouter, however, when Vegeta told him off for relying too much on numbers when fighting beings of fluctuating combat strength.[3] The device also doubled as a communicator.[4]
  • Fighting Jacket (戦闘ジャケット, Sentō Jaketto): The trademark uniforms of Freeza's Army, the Fighting Jackets are protective clothing serves as their uniform, boasting high defensive power. This was Nappa's primary method of defence before he discarded the Fighting Jacket in favor of fighting the Dragon Team with sheer power.
  • Saibaiman Set (サイバイマンセット, Saibaiman Setto): A bio-weapon developed by the Saiyan race, Saibaiman Set is a set of items that consists of a set of seeds as well as special growth fluid. When placed in the soil of a planet, they produce Saibaimen. Nappa used this set on Earth, producing Saibaimen to fight the Earthlings with.


Nappa was one of the most powerful enemies that the Dragon Team ever fought, far outstripping the likes of Raditz and Piccolo. It was noted, in fact, that both he and Vegeta were more powerful than North Kaiō.[5] As such, he was able to kill without any effort the likes of Tenshinhan, Chaozu, and Piccolo with ease despite them achieving power levels of over 1000, and in Piccolo's and Tenshinhan's case over 3500. Despite this, Son Gokū was easily able to overpower him and defeat him due to his training with North Kaiō.

Power and Physical Prowess

Nappa's power level when he arrived on Earth was 4000, which completely outstripped the entire Dragon Team with ease barring Son Goku himself. When he first arrived he demonstrated the depth of his power by wiping out all of South City and much of the surrounding area with a single flick of his wrist and rising of his fingertips. His speed and power were enough to overwhelm Piccolo and Tenshinhan, the two strongest members of the Dragon Team that were on Earth at that moment.

When he controlled his rage, he could fight near evenly with Son Gokū despite the power level difference between them. Despite this, the moment Goku used the Kaiōken he was effortlessly defeated and his back was broken.

Fighting Style

Ki Usage


Great Monkey Transformation

Combat Strength

Form Combat Strength
Base State 4,000 (Saiyan Arc)[6]
Great Monkey 40,000 (Hypothetical)

Part II

Saiyan Arc

In Other Media

Dragon Ball GT

Ultimate Android Arc

Note: The following contents are "C-Canon". Please read Canon policy for further information.

Dragon Ball Side Story: The Case of Being Reincarnated as Yamcha


Nappa is defeated by Yamcha.

Nappa arrived with Vegeta to confront the Earthlings, aiming to take the Dragon Balls for immortality. The Saiyan, however, was surprised when Yamcha arrived, possessing a combat strength of over 10,000. In a blind rage, Nappa rushes Yamcha, believing himself to be superior to any Earthling. The match is short, and Yamcha utterly disposes of Nappa with a well-placed Kamehameha.[7]

List of Battles

Here are a list of battles that Nappa has been involved in within the span of the series:




  1. Akira Toriyama: The Anime Special, page 92, 204
  2. Daizenshū 4, page 41
  3. Dragon Ball chapter 214, pp. 4-5
  4. Dragon Ball chapter 214, pp. 2
  5. Dragon Ball chapter 211, page 3
  6. Daizenshuu 7
  7. Dragon Ball Side Story: The Case of Being Reincarnated as Yamcha — Part 2 pp. 15-17
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