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ピラフ Pirafu
Personal Data
Universe 7th Universe 7th Universe
Galaxy Milky Way, North Galaxies
Race Earthling
Birthplace Earth
Birthday Age 715
Age 38 (Part I)[3]
Gender Male Icon Male
Height No Comment (Part I)[4]
Weight 32 kg (Part I)[5]
Professional Status
Team(s) Pilaf Gang Pilaf Gang
Occupation(s) 'Emperor'
Partner(s) Mai
First Appearance
Manga Debut Volume 2, Chapter 18
Anime Debut DB001
Image Gallery
Character Image Gallery

"Emperor" Pilaf (ピラフ, Pirafu) is a Monster-type Earthling, and the leader of the Pilaf Gang. He is a self-proclaimed emperor with plans of world domination, and confronted Goku many times during the Saiyan's childhood.





Part I[]

Hunt for the Dragons Ball Arc[]

Red Ribbon Army Arc[]

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

Uranai Baba Arc[]

Piccolo Daimaō Arc[]

Part II[]

Cell Arc[]

Main article: Cell Arc While they were not seen, Pilaf and his cronies are always operating in secret, intending to take over the world. The emergence of Cell, however, caused them to postpone any attempts at world domination.[7]

Part III[]

Majin Boo Arc[]

Main article: Majin Boo Arc When Majin Boo's presence became known to Earth, it again forced, Pilaf, Mai and Shū to postpone their plans for world domination.[8] Shortly later, the three were killed by Boo during his assault on the entire population of Earth. Afterwards, the group alongside the rest of Boo's victims were resurrected by the Nameccian's Dragon Balls.

Part IV[]

Dragon Ball Z: God and God[]

Main article: Dragon Ball Z: God and God

Dragon Ball Z: Revival of "F"[]

Main article: Dragon Ball Z: Revival of "F"

God and God Arc[]

Main article: God and God Arc

Revival of "F" Arc[]

Main article: Revival of "F" Arc

Hakaishin Champa Arc[]

Main article: Hakaishin Champa Arc

"Future" Trunks Arc[]

Main article: "Future" Trunks Arc

In Other Timelines[]

Trunks' Timeline[]


The Pilaf Gang had wished back to be infants.

Pilaf shared the same past events with his present counterpart before Trunks used Time Machine to travel to the past. At some point in the future, the Pilaf Gang gathered the Dragon Balls and summoned Shenron to wish for youth. Their timing was during the Android's attack on Earth, however, and the death of Piccolo rendered them inert from that point on; their wish turned them into infants.[9] Due to Zen'ō erasing the 7th Universe, Pilaf and Shū suffered the same fate.

In Other Media[]

Video Games[]

Dragon Ball Kai: Attack of the Saiyans[]

Dragon Ball Super (manga)[]

See also: Dragon Ball Super#Manga

God and God Arc (manga)[]

Hakaishin Champa Arc (manga)[]

The last day arrives and; Pilaf with Mai, Shū and other people travel in a spacecraft prepared by Whis to reach the tournament grounds. After their arrival at the tournament the Pilaf Gang is left astonished by the sheer size of the Super Dragon Balls. While all combatants from Universe 6 and Universe 7 do the writing test, Pilaf and his henchmen spend some time playing with Goten and Trunks. After the test is over Pilaf and his gang join all non-participants to the courts, where he gets hit by the crowd over their excitement of the first fight.


  • Pilaf along with the rest of the Pilaf Gang make a cameo in Akira Toriyama's other work such as the movie Dr. Slump and Arale-chan: N-cha! Love Comes From Penguin Village.
  • In Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, Mai states that Pilaf is the proud prince of the Meshikiya people, a culture who one ruled over an entire region of the world.
  • He is voiced by Chuck Huber in the Funimation dub, who also voiced Android 13, Android 17, and Garlic Junior.

References []

  1. Dragon Ball Super: Super Start Guide, page 30
  2. Dragon Ball Volume "F", page 18
  3. Dragon Ball Adventure Special
  4. Dragon Ball Adventure Special
  5. Dragon Ball Adventure Special
  6. Dragon Ball Adventure Special
  7. Daizenshū 7: Large Encyclopedia: Secret Stories of the Dragon Ball Characters
  8. Daizenshū 7: Large Encyclopedia: Secret Stories of the Dragon Ball Characters
  9. Dragon Ball Super extra chapter, Jump Victory Carnival 2016 Official Guidebook