Appule's race is an alien race belonging to the Frieza Force. They are octopus-like humanoids with different skin colors (purple, orange, yellow or green), and white or red eyes. Some members of the race have golden, red, dark, or purple spots on the arms, head and legs. Some have also been seen to have large fangs or horns.
A horned member of the race works for Chilled, always staying in the space pirate's ship. Another one is a member of Team Dodoria, and the first one of the team to be killed by Bardock. A member of Appule's race works on the control tower on Planet Frieza 79. Several members of the race were among the soldiers Frieza took with him on Namek, the most notable being the mid-ranking soldier Appule.
Another named member who was on Namek with Frieza is Orlen, who appears only in the anime and in video games. A green member of the race, who appears only in the anime, shows Frieza several planets that he could sell at higher price than Namek on the screen inside Frieza's Spaceship when Frieza is waiting for the Ginyu Force to defeat the Dragon Team. A member of the race with red eyes, yellow spots, and very light purple skin is outside the ship while Captain Ginyu is holding auditions, and he later buries the Namekian Dragon Balls with the other soldiers.
In the anime-only Garlic Jr. Saga, Vegeta visits a planet where he easily defeats an army of Appule's race members while searching for Goku in outer space. Other members of the race are among King Cold's soldiers who repairs Frieza and on Earth. A green member of the race is one of Paragus' soldiers; he is briefly seen on New Planet Vegeta.
Members of the race appear as part of Frieza's army of one thousand soldiers during his invasion of Earth in Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’.
Video Game Appearances
Three members of this race are enemies in Dragon Ball Z II: Gekishin Freeza: Appule, the green Nabana (ナバナ), and the brown Robery (ロベリー). Appule and Orlen are enemies in Dragon Ball Z: Super Saiya Densetsu, along with a green member of the race named Ramon (ラモン).
Members of the race similar to Orlen are enemies in the Pinball mode of the Dragon Ball Z TV game.
Members of the race are enemies in Dragon Ball Z: Battle Taikan Kamehameha and Dragon Ball Online. A member of the race appears in Frieza's spaceship in the third promotional movie for the arcade game Dragon Ball Heroes. This soldier is also in the 13th promotional movie for Dragon Ball Heroes, along with a pink member of the race.
Nabana, Robery, Ramon, and Orlen also appear in Dragon Ball Xenoverse and Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 as alternate versions of Appule (complete with their own separate appearance, voice, and skills). Additionally in Xenoverse 2, Orlen reveals his father was a reporter who taught him all he knows about intelligence gathering which Orlen puts to use as a member of the Frieza Force as his primary role in the army is gathering intel.
In Dragon Ball Legends, Appule, Nabana, Orlen, Ramon, & Robery all appear as enemy NPCs in the game's story and certain Events. During the game's story, various iterations of Appule, Nabana, Orlen, Ramon, & Robery are brought from different eras to participate in the Tournament of Time along with other members of the Frieza Force. During Part 2, Book 2: "A United Front", Appule and Raspberry are the only members of the Frieza Force that remain loyal to the real Frieza and they confront Shallot when he comes to accept Frieza's offer of an alliance to defeat Turles and rogue Frieza Force faction responsible for kidnapping Shallot's Team Beerus teammate Bulma (Youth). Both Raspberry and Appule are sceptical of Shallot's claims that he is there to meet Frieza and attack him. Shallot defeats them and Frieza callously executes Raspberry with a Death Beam to Appule's shock and horror. Frieza reveals to Appule that Shallot is telling the truth. After Shallot agrees to work with Frieza (secretly Shallot was ordered to by Beerus as they have no choice if they want to rescue Bulma), Appule reveals that they have been spotted by the rogue faction and Shallot defeats them. Afterwards Appule and Shallot are tasked with finding more recruits willing to fight alongside them. Appule is thinking to himself that it will be hard to do without Raspberry, when Shallot approaches him. Appule is at first terrified of Shallot who he refers to respectfully as Lord Shallot, though Shallot tells him to relax. Appule notes that Frieza would be pleased if he could recruit the hooded guy and notes that to him all Saiyans look alike when Shallot calls the Saiyan in Red an imposter. Shallot refutes Appule's assessment, only for Appule to retort that he bets that Shallot has been referring to every member of his race as Appule which Shallot doesn't deny. Eventually they are found by members of the rogue faction and during the following battle, Appule is added as a locked in playable party member. After defeating the rogue combatants, Shallot goes to find his old mentors Vegeta and Nappa to recruit them. In the meantime Appule recruits Android 19. Unfortunately 19 turns out to be a spy for the rogue faction and after they are attacked by Turles and his underlings, Frieza kills Appule for his mistake of recruiting a spy. Shallot is enraged by Frieza's callous murder of a loyal subordinate like Appule and attacks him, though Vegeta manages to convince him to hold off until he rescues Bulma. During the conflict with the rogue Frieza Force members, it is revealed that they have been supplied Fruit of the Tree of Might by Turles and as a result the members of Appule's race working for the rogue faction are empowered by the Fruit making them stronger than normal. Ultimately Shallot is able to rescue Bulma and avenges Appule by killing Frieza after becoming a Super Saiyan after Vegeta is killed by the tyrant who betrayed his Saiyan allies after regaining control over his Forces.
Appule and members of his race appear in Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot. In the game, Appule is a named variant of the Appule's race Frieza Force Grunt archetype as they have the same coloration as Appule and their Z-Encyclopedia Entries refer to both as low-ranking soldiers. Many Frieza Force Grunts were commanded to establish bases on colonized worlds, among other tasks thus they play a key role fortifying planets colonized by the Frieza Force as they set up the Frieza Force's smaller spaceship bases that can be encountered on Planet Namek. Dark Green Appule's race Frieza Force Guard archetype are run-of-the-mill soldiers with somewhat high power levels though possess no special equipment or abilities making them relatively easy to best in combat. Yellow and red spotted Appule's race Frieza Force Scout archetype are Frieza Force soldiers with extensive combat experience and high power levels and make use of a variety of close combat moves, though the can be difficult to manage from a distance in large numbers. The Red and Yellow spotted Appule's Race Frieza Force Guerrilla archetype are Frieza Force soldiers with considerably high power levels though the moves they employ don't differ across race, but their experience on the front lines makes them incredibly proficient and surprisingly dangerous making them the strongest Appule's race archetype in the game. Appule and each archetype have an entry in the Z-Encyclopedia which are unlocked after completing Main Story Evil Emperor Frieza Episode 1: "Hideout on Namek" however the Secrets of Appule 1 section of Appule's entry requires the completion of the Sub Story "Filling the Power Vacuum".
In Age 764, two Frieza Force Guerillas and their superior invade Earth and pick a fight with a man in a pink shirt, only to discover it is the traitorous Vegeta wearing his "Badman" shirt. However they prove no match for the Saiyan Prince. In Age 774, a resurrected Appule takes over as leader of the remnants of the Frieza Force on Earth filling the power vacuum that resulted from Frieza and King Cold's deaths, becoming the highest ranking member of Appule's Race within the Frieza Force.
- Appule's Race Z-Encyclopedia Entries
- Frieza Force Grunt - "A low-ranking soldier in the Frieza Force with spotted bluish skin and an elongated cranium. Many like him were commanded to establish bases on colonized planets, along with other tasks. The Frieza Force soldier Appule belongs to this race."
- Appule - "A low-ranking soldier in the Frieza Force with spotted bluish skin and an elongated cranium. He was one of many tasked with finding the Dragon Balls on Planet Namek."
- Frieza Force Guard - "Run-of-the-mill Frieza Force soldiers with somewhat high power levels. They possess no special equipment or abilities, making them relatively easy to best in combat."
- Frieza Force Scout - "Frieza Force soldiers with extensive combat experience and high power levels. They make use of a variety of close-combat moves, though they can be difficult to manage from a distance in large numbers."
- Frieza Force Guerrilla - "Frieza Force soldiers with considerably high power levels. The moves they employ don't differ across race, but their experience on the front lines makes them incredibly proficient and surprisingly dangerous."
Known Members of the Race
- Nabana (ナバナ)
- Orlen's Father (an Appule's race reporter and father of Orlen mentioned by Orlen in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2)
- Bomb King Nobel
- Ramon (ラモン)
- Robery (ロベリー)
- Dodoria's Elite member
- Numerous Combatants
- Frieza Force Grunts
- Former Frieza Force Soldier - A former Frieza Force Grunt who was apparently injured by Future Trunks during Mecha Frieza's invasion of Earth in Kakarot. Rescued from near death by a girl from Jingron Village, he goes AWOL and decides to join Jingron Village's town militia as a form of repentance due to taking part in the invasion, becoming the first member of Appule's race to take up permanent residence on Earth.
- Frieza Force Guards
- Frieza Force Scouts
- Frieza Force Guerrillas
- Frieza Force Grunts
- Razube - Appears on Dragon Ball RPG.
- Berry - Appears on Dragon Ball RPG.