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The Big Gete Star (ビッグゲテスター Biggu Gete Sutā) is an artificial intelligence that controls a large planet-sized mass of technology.

The Big Gete Star began as a computer chip before absorbing numerous machines and debris. It is a major antagonist and setting in Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler.



The Big Gete Star began as a self-aware AI inside of a computer chip floating in space for eons. Somehow, the chip began absorbing and assimilating debris from several abandoned spaceships and satellites, forming a "shell" of metal and circuitry around itself; interestingly, it is referred to as a star despite being more like a planet (a mechanical one).

Drifting through space, the Big Gete Star eventually came upon the remains of Cooler after he was blasted into the Sun by Goku and absorbed him, in the process merging Cooler's consciousness with the main computers and giving him control.

Dragon Ball Heroes

Universal Conflict Saga

Main article: Universal Conflict Saga Fu uses the Big Gete Star to transform Cooler into a Meta-Cooler.

Film appearances

The Return of Cooler

Main articles: Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler and Meta-Cooler Core

Big Gete Star latches on to Namek

The Big Gete Star headed to New Namek in order to use it as a source of fuel for the star. At this time, the crew of the Big Gete Star included a Guide Robo, Cyclopian Guards, and thousands of Meta-Coolers.

After Goku and Vegeta defeat a Meta-Cooler, the Big Gete Star released hundreds, if not thousands of Meta-Coolers. Goku and Vegeta have no chance of beating them all, and are absorbed by the star itself.

Within the Big Gete Star's core, the two Super Saiyans find the brains behind it all, the actual Cooler, reduced to little more than an eye reinforced by metal in the approximate image of his old visage and strung up by wires. Meta-Cooler Core plots to drain Goku and Vegeta of all their energy for his own purposes, but their power is too much and begins to overload the capacity of his systems. The Saiyans then flood the Big Gete Star with energy, causing it to crumble and his remote-controlled dolls to self-destruct, while Meta-Cooler Core starts to lose his hold on the planet. After Meta-Cooler Core is defeated the Big Gete Star explodes.

Chip of the Big Gete Star

Somehow, Vegeta found the original chip that created the star in the first place. As he sat in his Attack Ball, he crushed it in his hand to ensure that it and Cooler would never return.

Other Dragon Ball stories

Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission

Main article: Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission A copy of the Big Gete Star exists in the Dragon Ball Heroes World, which can be accessed through Capsule Corporation's transporters. The control room of Meta-Cooler Core in the Big Gete Star is where the Frieza Clan Hero Froze meets the Frieza Clan Elite Rezok with the Two-Star Dragon Ball attached to his forehead, while searching for the Shadow Dragons and kidnapped Android avatars.

Passengers of the Big Gete Star

Video game what-if scenarios

Techniques and Special Abilities

  • Body Manipulation - The Big Gete Star is able to alter its physical appearance.
    • Absorption - The Big Gete Star is capable absorbing things into it in order to improve itself, its original form was a computer chip until it absorbed numerous objects into itself to attain its current form. It absorbed Cooler's remains to create Meta-Cooler Core.
    • Mystic Attack - The Big Gete Star can extend parts of itself to attack.
  • Hikou - The Big Gete Star is capable of interplanetary flight.
  • Energy Absorption - After latching onto a planet, the Big Gete Star absorbs it's energy.[2]
  • Robot Creation - The Big Gete Star is capable of creating worker robots like the Guide Robo as well as soldier robots like the Cyclopian Guards. It was said by Meta-Cooler Core that with the energy of the Super Saiyans, the star would be able to create Metal Super Saiyans.


Meta-Cooler Core

Main article: Meta-Cooler Core

Meta-Cooler Core's Battle Form after having his arm cut off

As a result of absorbing Cooler, the Big Gete Star's main computer fused him with its core,[2] taking on a form known as Meta-Cooler Core, Metal Cooler (nucleus), and Metal Cooler Core. Meta-Cooler Core can form a hulking humanoid body from materials inside the "control room" (his Battle Form).[2] This Battle Form boasts high attack power.[2]

Video Game Appearances

Big Gete Star in Ultimate Tenkaichi

In the Dragon Ball Z Collectible Card Game, the Big Gete Star appears under the name Makyo Star.

In Supersonic Warriors 2, "Big Gete Star" is the name of the New Namek battle stage. In Frieza's scenarios, he goes to kill Cooler in revenge for assassination attempts that Cooler had ordered. Cooler uses the Big Gete Star to turn into Metal Cooler but is defeated by Frieza. Frieza then takes the Big Gete Star for himself and uses it to attack other planets across the universe. In Gotenks' scenario, the Big Gete Star produces a Control Device for Cooler to control Broly.

In one what-if ending of Shin Budokai - Another Road, Future Broly kills the Z Fighters, Future Babidi and Future Cooler, and takes the Big Gete Star for himself, using it to leave New Namek and destroy the universe.

The Big Gete Star appears in Dragon Ball Heroes, where it parasitizes Earth during the Big Gete Star Saga missions added in Jaaku Mission 2. The Big Gete Star itself appears as a battle stage in the game, where battles against a group of Meta-Coolers, Meta-Cooler and Mecha Frieza, and Meta-Cooler Core are fought. Additional battles against Meta-Cooler with a group of Cyclopian Guards, and the Frieza Clan, were added in Jaaku Mission 3. During the Universal Conflict Saga missions added in Universe Mission 11, Trunks says that Fu used the Big Gete Star to remodel Cooler into a Meta-Cooler.

Fusion with the Big Gete Star Metal Cooler card in Dokkan Battle

Fusion with the Big Gete Star Metal Cooler Core card in Dokkan Battle

In Ultimate Tenkaichi and Battle of Z, the Big Gete Star is the battle stage used for the battle against the giant boss Metal Cooler (nucleus).

In Dokkan Battle, the Big Gete Star appears in the Story Event "Fight! 10 Million Power Warriors" which is based upon Return of Cooler. Additionally, there is a card called Fusion with the Big Gete Star Metal Cooler card which can transform into Fusion with the Big Gete Star Metal Cooler Core card which represents Metal Cooler Core as a Giant Form for the Big Gete Star fused Cooler. The Meta-Cooler Corps appears as a team card though they are called Metal Cooler Army in Dokkan Battle. In addition to the Metal Cooler Army, the Big Gete Star's Cyclopian Guards are also playable.

In World Mission, Metal Cooler, Metal Cooler Core, and the Cyclopian Guards are playable though only Metal Cooler Core has a official SDBH card as Metal Cooler and Cyclopian Guard must be created through Card Creation.


  • The gete in "Big Gete Star" comes from getemono, the Japanese for "cobbled together", which is fitting, considering that the Big Gete Star is made up of countless pieces of derelict technology that are literally cobbled together.
  • The whole concept of a hive-like, assimilating, artificial swarm was most likely taken from the Borg of Star Trek, the Gete Star construct resembling a Borg Cube.
  • The Big Gete Star is similar to M-2 as both are planet sized machines.
  • In the Creative Products Corporation dub, the Big Gete Star was a starship instead of a sentinent planet-sized machine.


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