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Bardock, we've been ordered to retreat! All Saiyans are to return to planet Vegeta immediately!

—Riku to Bardock in "Dragon Ball Minus"


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Rīku
リーク
Personal Data
Universe 7th Universe Symbol 7th Universe
Race Saiyan
Birthplace Vegeta
Status Deceased
Gender Male Icon Male
Professional Status
Occupation(s) Combatant
Partner(s) Bardock[1]
Headquarters Vegeta
First Appearance
Manga Debut Chapter -
Movie Debut Movie 20
Techniques
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Rīku (リーク)[2] was Bardock's partner during his time as a Saiyan combatant. He died when Freeza destroyed Vegeta.

Background

Personality

Appearance

Abilities

As a member of the Saiyan race he posses natural affinity to fighting as well as Ki manipulation, he can produce basic energy beans strong enough to kill armed alliens.

Great Monkey Transformation

Like every pure blood Saiyan he posses his race traidmark monkey tail, which can transform him into a giant monkey when seeing a moon that has bruit waves exceeding the 17 million zenos.[3][4]

Trivia

  • Rīku may be based on Tora, his best friend from the animated special.
  • Rīku's name is literally the Japanese pronunciation of the English word for "leek" (リーク, rīku).

References

  1. Dragon Ball Minus
  2. TwitterLogo @DBSChronicles (SUPER クロニクル) on Twitter "Riku (リーク) [He is Bardock's Friend]"
  3. Dragon Ball Daizenshū 2: Story Guide, page 49
  4. Dragon Ball Daizenshū 4: World Guide, page 43
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