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"I am Catopesra! Policeman of justice! He who shields the good citizens of Universe 3 from the clutches of evil! In service of those I've sworn to protect, I call on the powers of my super robot suit!"
— Catopesra in "Bloodcurdling! The Explosive Birth of a New Super Warrior!"

Catopesra (カトペスラ Katopesura), also known as the Envoy of Justice, is a warrior from Universe 3 and a member of Team Universe 3. He is a policeman that protects his universe.[2]

Appearance

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Catopesra's unmasked look

Catopesra is a modified humanoid warrior wearing a blue and white suit that has a visor helmet and he has a large P on his chest. He wears yellow gloves, yellow boots and he has a belt buckle that glows and enables him to change to different modes.

Without his helmet, he is shown to have blue skin, whitish-yellow hair, blue eyes, and a broad face.

Personality

Catopesra seems to be calculative and fairly strategic, as shown when he, along with Biarra, created and executed a somewhat elaborate plan to ambush Jiren. He seems to have a strong sense of justice, similar to the Pride Troopers from Universe 11 as he wanted to fight and defeat Frieza several times, despite how easily Frieza defeated him during their earlier encounter, but he only wanted to fight him in his Whirlwind Speed Mode. This shows that he knew his regular mode was weaker than Frieza. He also seems to be very courageous, as shown when he confronted Frieza when he was rampaging through the arena and shooting ki blasts everywhere, which made Dyspo lose the will to fight. He seems to be merciless and cold at times, as shown when he told Android 17 that there is no mercy in war, who was asking him why he would hit a girl.

He appears to be very boastful, energetically explaining what each of his suit's modes can do and believes that he is unbeatable in his "Ultimate" mode. He is shown to get flustered whenever someone interrupts his explanations.

Biography

Dragon Ball Super

Universal Survival Saga

Main article: Universe Survival Saga In the anime, Catopesra appeared on Mule's planet hidden in the shadows, and was then seen alongside his team at the Tournament of Power. When the tournament began, he fought Hop, and was later blasted away by Frieza.

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Vegeta intercepts Catopesra and Nink

In the manga, Catopesra clashed with Nink near the edge of the arena, however, the two of them were intercepted by Vegeta, who threw them both over the edge, eliminating them.

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With Dyspo and Top distracted, Catopesra advances against Jiren.

In the anime, during the struggle between Jiren, and Goku's Universe 7's Spirit Bomb, Catopesra was seen clashing with Pirina of Universe 6, while standing next to Biarra, who was fighting Saonel. Later on in the Tournament, Catopesra was seen squaring off with Cabba, but Cabba lost Catopesra in the dust. When the tournament was halfway over, and after Jiren had defeated Hit, Catopesra and Biarra plotted to ambush Jiren while he was in mediation. As a distraction to lure Top and Dyspo away from Jiren, Biarra challenged the two Pride Troopers to a fight. While the two of them were rushing at Biarra, he yelled at Catopesra to go attack Jiren, as now was his chance since he was unguarded and deep in mediation. Surprised, Toppo and Dyspo immediately stopped their rushing assault and looked behind them, as Catopesra went in and attempted to attack Jiren. Catopesra was not powerful enough to break through the protective shield Jiren had projected on himself, however, immediately repelling him. Catopesra and Biarra were then confronted by Toppo and Dyspo, where the former told Catopesra why he could not harm Jiren.

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Catopesra and Zarbuto feel the impact of Goku and Caulifla's blows

While Catopesra was fighting Zarbuto, they were blown away by Super Saiyan 2 Goku and Caulifla's battle when their ki blasts combine and fists colliding, creating a massive shockwave.

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Catopesra is hit by Kale and Goku

While Frieza was rampaging through the arena, Catopesra confronted him, and introduced himself as a policeman of Universe 3. He then started to switch modes to challenge Frieza, but he was knocked away by Goku's fight with Kale and Caulifla when they came crashing towards him. Catopesra flew in the air, landing on his hands, then jumping on his feet, easily recovering. Not long after, he approached Frieza again, this time successfully activating his Whirlwind Speed Mode, which turned him red. He challenged Frieza to catch him, as his speed became 300 times faster, and disappeared, not knowing that Frieza had chosen to ignore him so he could watch the fight between Goku, Caulifla, and Kale.

"There is no mercy on the battlefield."
— Catopesra after Android 17 intercepted his blow in "Goku vs. Kefla! Super Saiyan Blue Beaten?"

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Android 17 intercepts Catopesra's blow, holding his fist

Catopesra confronted Android 18, introduced himself, and posed. He saw 18 had an injury on her leg from a previous explosion. Android 18 then takes a fighting stance and urges him to bring it on, but the android is shocked when Catopesra immediately appears behind her, stating that he is indeed fast. Catopesra went in for the attack, and was about to punch her in the face, however, Android 17 stepped in and caught his fist with his hand, surprising Catopesra, as 17 wasn't in sight before. The male android then punched Catopesra while he had him in his grasp. While Katoplesa was on the ground 17 shot a ki blast directly at his body and sent him flying away.

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Catopesra hits Vegeta successively

Later, he finds Vegeta, and tells him his luck is over. He then changes to his Raging Battle Mode, and starts to punch him repeatedly. Vegeta was merely allowing him to hit him, as he was trying to obtain Ultra Instinct. Catopesra then said his next attack would finish Vegeta, and sent a punch at Vegeta. The Saiyan caught the punch, then sent Catopesra flying as he got tired of Catopesra's onslaught. After Universes 2 and 6 were erased, Catopesra once again approached Vegeta, who responded to this by saying he's in a bad mood.

"Hold it! Attacking mid-sentence is no fair!"
— Catopesra after being attacked by Vegeta in the middle of his sentence in "Unavoidable? The Ferocity of a Stealth Attack!"

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Catopesra confronts Vegeta in his Ultimate Mode

Catopesra exchanged blows with Vegeta but was sent him flying and then proceeded to transform into his Ultimate Mode and told Vegeta that his speed and power were 300x in this mode. Vegeta attacked him while he was distracted and talking. Catopesra responded to this action by saying it's unfair that Vegeta attacked him mid-sentence. Vegeta responded to this by saying that he does not want to listen to Catopesra's bragging. Catopesra then began to attack Vegeta, forcing him to transform into his Super Saiyan form. Catopesra and Super Saiyan Vegeta then started to rapidly attack each other. Eventually, Catopesra jumped back and launched Catopesra The Final Mission while Vegeta responded by firing his Final Flash. Their blasts collided and struggled, but Vegeta's Final Flash won, sending Catopesra flying. Right before he was going to fall off the arena, he caught and balanced himself. However, he was then unexpectedly hit off the arena by the invisible warrior of Universe 4, Gamisalas. He was officially eliminated, and sent to Universe's bench. He took off his helmet and was asked by Mule what had happened. He replied by saying he does not know what happened, and it was like someone pushed his feet from under him. After Agnilasa is defeated, Catopesra is erased alongside all of Universe 3.

Catopesra is later revived with his universe when Android 17 uses the Super Dragon Balls to resurrect all of the universes that were erased.

Dragon Ball Heroes

Universal Conflict Saga

Main article: Universal Conflict Saga In the manga, when the Core Area Warriors Kamin and Lagss come to Universe 3, Catopesra confronts them alongside Nigrissi and Narirama, however they are defeated by Lagss - who traps them in glass.

In the game, Catopesra is brainwashed by Paparoni and sent along with Agnilasa to attack their enemies. Ribrianne appears and transforms into Super Ribrianne to fight the duo, vowing to save Catopesra of his brainwashing.

Power

Manga and Anime

In the anime, Catopesra was modified in preparation for the Tournament of Power. When the Tournament of Power began, Catopesra was able to match Hop in combat. However, he was no match for Final Form Frieza. He wasn't strong enough to break through Jiren's barrier. Even when utilizing his Whirlwind Speed Mode, Frieza ignored him. Despite this, while in his Whirlwind Speed Mode, he proved fast enough to get behind Android 18 without her noticing it, impressing her. However, he was unable to escape the grasp of Android 17 and was punched in the stomach, then knocked back by a Ki Blast from the android. In his Raging Battle Mode, he was able to damage Vegeta, but apparently only because the Saiyan was letting it in hopes of accessing Ultra Instinct by emptying his mind. However, once Vegeta gave up on that goal, Vegeta revealed to be basically unfazed by the assault, quickly overpowering Catopesra. In his Ultimate Mode, he was able to briefly hold his own against Super Saiyan Vegeta. His Catopesra The Final Mission was overpowered by Super Saiyan Vegeta's Final Flash. He was knocked out of the arena by Gamisalas.

In the manga, he was able to fight Nink before they were both easily taken out by Vegeta, who blocked both of their punches, flung them back and knocked them off the ring with energy blasts from each hand.

Statements by authors and guidebooks

Catopesra was a key player for Team Universe 3 during the Tournament of Power.

Techniques and Special Abilities

Transformations

Mode Change

Main article: Mode Change In the anime, Catopesra's robot suit is capable of changing into a variety of different modes.

Whirlwind Speed Mode

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Catopesra's Whirlwind Speed Mode

Whirlwind Speed Mode (疾風のスピードモード Shippū no Supīdo Mōdo, lit. Gale Speed Mode) is a mode where Catopesra's suit turns red, his visor turns purple, and his speed increases to become 300x what it was in his normal mode. In this mode, his speed was superior to that of Android 18.

Raging Battle Mode

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Catopesra's Raging Battle Mode

Raging Battle Mode (怒涛のバトルモード Dotou no Batoru Mōdo, lit. Upheaval/ Rushing Battle Mode) is a mode where Catopesra's suit turns yellow, his visor turns red, and his power increases to become 300x what it was in his normal mode.

Ultimate Mode

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Catopesra's Ultimate Mode

Ultimate Mode (疾風怒涛のアルティメットモード Shippū Dotou no Arutimetto Mōdo, lit. Gale Upheaval/ Rushing Ultimate Mode) is a mode where Catopesra's suit turns purple, his visor turns green, and both his power and speed increase to become 300x what it was in his normal mode.

Video Game Appearances

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Catopesra card in Super Dragon Ball Heroes

Catopesra appears as a playable character in Dragon Ball Heroes, where he was added in the eighth Super Dragon Ball Heroes mission. A brainwashed version appeared as a non-playable enemy character in Universe Mission 8.

In Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission, his name is spelled Katopesia like it is in the manga.

Voice Actors

Battles

Dragon Ball Super
Anime
  • Catopesra vs. Hop
  • Catopesra vs. Frieza (Final Form)
  • Catopesra vs. Pirina
  • Catopesra vs. Cabba
  • Catopesra and Biarra vs. Jiren, Top, and Dyspo
  • Catopesra vs. Zarbuto
  • Catopesra (Whirlwind Speed Mode) vs. Android 18
  • Catopesra (Whirlwind Speed Mode) vs. Android 17
  • Catopesra (Whirlwind Speed Mode/Raging Battle Mode) vs. Vegeta
  • Catopesra (Raging Battle Mode/Ultimate Mode) vs. Vegeta (Base/Super Saiyan)
  • Catopesra (Ultimate Mode) vs. Gamisalas
Manga
  • Catopesra vs. Nink
  • Catopesra and Nink vs. Vegeta

Trivia

  • Catopesra's name comes from the Italian word pescatora.
  • He appears to be an homage to the Kamen Rider franchise. In particular, his status as a heroic cyborg and his belt's design seem to be explicit references to the original Kamen Rider, while his ability to change forms is a trait common to the Riders from the franchise's televised run in the Heisei-era (2000-2019).
    • His design also bears similarities to the heroes of Tatsunoko Productions, his costume resembling Hurricane Polimar in specific.
  • Catopesra plays a much bigger role in the anime than in the manga. In the anime Catopesra is frequently seen during the Tournament of Power, and ends up as the 62nd competitor to get eliminated, getting eliminated by Gamisalas in the second half of the tournament. In the manga he's the fifth competitor eliminated, being eliminated by Vegeta.

Gallery

Main article: Catopesra/Gallery

References

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