"Oh, please, Cabba. This here's about finding the strongest fighter in the Cosmos. I'm not here to make new friends."
Caulifla is a short girl (slightly taller than Cabba) of slender build and fair complexion. She wears a low cut magenta tube top revealing her belly, low-set purple harem pants, long dark grey wristbands, and a pair of pointy dark grey shoes. Her hair is long, wild, and spiky. In the anime, Caulifla's eyes are narrow yet big, with large black pupils, as well as thin eyebrows. In the manga, Caulifla's eyes are squarish, being rounded while Super Saiyan and in Toriyama's art.
As noted by her brother, she has a very punkish attitude and is also recognized as a tomboy among Universe 6 Saiyans, to which she shows a strong contrast to the rest of her race, acting more akin to the Universe 7 Saiyans. Caulifla is shown to be very lazy if not self-absorbed as she initially refused to join the Tournament of Power even when learning her universe's or her own existence were on the line. It took Cabba telling her about the Super Saiyan transformation as well as about being able to achieve greater heights in her strength to make her agree, showing her desire to become stronger.
In the manga, while she is a powerful crime boss and gang leader who effectively rules over a portion of Planet Sadala the territory which even members of Sadala Defense Force tends to avoid going there, she and her gang are depicted as somewhat noble thieves as they rob a transport to feed some poor children. Also in the manga, her gang is comprised of female Saiyans who don brown cloaks like Kale does during her introduction, while in the anime Kale and Caulifla are the only female members shown with the rest being male Saiyans. Additionally in the anime with the exception of Caulifla and Kale, there is no indication that the other gang members are anything but thugs who follow Caulifla due to her power as transport robbery scene and its aftermath don't occur.
She also got angry at Cabba for his attempts at provoking her, even to have her obtain the Super Saiyan form. After obtaining the Super Saiyan transformation, Caulifla seemed grateful for Cabba teaching her. To which, she showed a new drive, eager to fight in the Tournament of Power. In her Super Saiyan form, her personality remains unchanged whatsoever, due to her using another method (concentrating ki to her back) in order to transform.
Despite her tomboyish attitude, Caulifla cares about others, especially her protégée, Kale, whom she treats like a younger sister. When Cabba attempts to get Kale to transform and the latter starts crying, Caulifla is angered by this and tells Cabba to stop. She was also the only one able to get Kale to calm down after Kale finally transformed and tried to kill Cabba. She has a very close, sibling-like relationship with Cabba and thanks to the latter she was able to transform into Super Saiyan during their training.
However, in the manga, Caulifla doesn't seem to show any special attachment to Kale and is treated like just another member of her gang with the only reason why she is recruited in this version is due to Cabba suggesting to do so after seeing her potential. She even doubted her abilities when she is recruited for the tournament with Caulifla's response to this is for Kale to treat it like some sort of vacation.
During her meeting with Goku and Vegeta at the Tournament of Power, she is shown to be very arrogant and cocky towards them and says that she came to see the strongest fighters of all universes, and Goku notes that she is just like him in that sense. Caulifla also has somewhat of a cocky attitude and displayed this when she saw Goku and Vegeta become shocked at the overwhelming power of the Universe 11 warriors by saying that "Universe 7's warriors were nothing to worry about if they're afraid of such wimps". This opinion changes after she witnesses them using Super Saiyan Blue, a form she had never seen before which caught her immediate interest. While she questioned Goku about it, she referred to him as an old man and promised to beat him up as gratitude, showing disrespect to him. She also shows no respect for Champa, as she told him to shut up when he screamed at her from the stands when she was fighting Goku the second time.
However, like the Saiyans of Universe 7, she displays a love for getting stronger which was shown after she heard there were other Super Saiyan forms. Also, she showed a love for battle as shown when she enjoyed her match with Goku which caused her to get so caught up that she ignored Kale. This love is further amplified in her rematch with Goku, one which she states, and still hopes to obtain Super Saiyan 3 and Super Saiyan Blue, in which after Goku promised to teach the Super Saiyan 3 to her, she was seen to be grateful, still promising to obtain the Super Saiyan Blue and beat him, which Goku looks forward to. During her second fight with Goku, Caulifla was shown to have gained some respect for the much older Saiyan, citing she will continue to go further beyond, a feat Goku aims to see.
During the Tournament of Power after being rescued by Hit's Time-Skip ability, Caulifla is shown to be very respectful to the assassin; in fact, Hit is the only person to date not to receive any rude treatment from her. She also has great confidence in Hit's abilities when he faces off against the Universe 11 fighter Dyspo and was willing to return him the favor when Dyspo was seemingly about to defeat him.
Caulifla is shown to be a sore loser after she and Kale (as Kefla) were eliminated by Goku, promising to give the older Saiyan a wallop someday. However, she still accepted her defeat in the end.
In World Mission, her criminal background and similarities to the Saiyans of Universe 7 initially makes her game world incarnation willing to ally herself with Xeno Turles and Xeno Turles Crusher Corps in exchange for sharing some of the Fruit of the Tree of Might with her and Kale in exchange for them protecting the Tree of Might for him. As a result, Great Saiyaman 3 orders Note to lie to her about the fruit ability to increase the consumers power as moral arguments against eating the holy fruit might not sway Caulifla due to her desire to grow stronger and questionable morals as Universe 6 Saiyan crime boss. However while Kale is quick to believe Note due to her own suspicions regarding Xeno Turles' motives, Caulifla challenges Note (whom she apparently recognizes as a female Universe 7 Saiyan due to the Saiyan Heroine avatar having a tail like Xeno Turles) to a fight with her and Kale to prove her trustworthiness. After Note defeats her, she decides Note is trustworthy and turns on Xeno Turles whom she believes lied to her about the fruit, causing her and Kale to join forces with Note to take down Xeno Turles and his henchmen. After Rampaging Xeno Turles is defeated and killed following his revival by the Demon Gods of the Dark Empire, Caulifla who has come to accept Note as friend and ally tries to convince Note to train with her and Kale, though Kale convinces her Note has good reasons for refusing the offer, causing Caulifla to part with Note by saying they will be much stronger next time.
In the manga, Caulifla took in many Saiyans - including Kale - who were lost, leading to her building up a large group who admired her.
Dragon Ball Super
Universe Survival Saga
Main article: Universe Survival Saga
In the anime, Caulifla is first seen sitting on a large throne-like chair eating a large bone of meat. After being informed by Renso, Cabba attempts to recruit her to Team Universe 6, but Caulifla shows no interest, regardless of what may happen to Universe 6. After Cabba transforms, Caulifla accepts his invitation to the team, knowing she has the ability to not only transform into Super Saiyan but also get stronger than that.
In the manga, two Sadala Army soldiers are taking a shortcut through Caulifla's turf, despite the fact that they should not be there. Caulifla and her allies show up and Caulifla stops the soldier's car with her foot. Caulifla's henchmen then begin unloading the truck of its food supplies and Caulifla takes a pendant meant for King Sadala for herself. The larger soldier attacks Caulifla but is instantly beaten. Caulifla then heads back to her lair with her henchmen, Cabba shows up - having been sent by Champa to collect strong warriors. Caulifla and Cabba go outside and fight, with Caulifla easily beating Cabba, however, Cabba reveals his Super Saiyan form, turning the battle around completely in his favor and snatching the pendant from Caulifla without her even being able to notice. Caulifla agrees to join the tournament in exchange for learning Super Saiyan. After the battle, Kale tries to give Caulifla the pendant back - having taken it from Cabba without anyone noticing - though Caulifla just tells her to return it to Cabba. Caulifla then masters Super Saiyan easily.
In the anime, later, on a rocky area, Cabba teaches Caulifla how to transform into Super Saiyan. At first, he says he does not know how to explain and starts calling her names in order to get her angry, to no avail. Then Cabba tells her to focus her energy on her back, Caulifla does and easily transforms into Super Saiyan. As it is her first time, Cabba explains that the transformation will drain her energy but once she gets used to it, it will no longer happen. Caulifla asks Cabba how to revert and he explains she needs to release the tingly-like from her back, as Caulifla does so, she reverts to normal. Caulifla gladly accepts joining Universe 6's team and invites over Kale, another female Saiyan, and her protégée.
Caulifla tries to teach Kale what she has just learned from Cabba but nothing seems to work. After a long conversation, Kale thinks she is a burden to Caulifla and transforms into a Legendary Super Saiyan and loses control. Cabba and Caulifla engage in a battle against Kale in order to calm her down. Kale shoots a ki blast at Cabba but Caulifla appears and unleashes her Super Saiyan 2 form, knocking Kale's blast away. Caulifla tells her she is not falling for Cabba and Kale then powers down, instantly falling asleep in the process, and Caulifla flies over and catches her.
In the manga Caulifla heads to Champa's place with Cabba and Kale, Caulifla questions why Cabba wanted to bring Kale along - as while she has great potential she is currently very weak, and Cabba (having noticed Kale's true power that she was hiding from Caulifla) states that it is because they need as many candidates for the team as possible.
In the anime, after arriving at Champa's planet, Champa supplies Caulifla and Kale with Potara Earrings, in order to have them as his secret trump card in the tournament. They do not want the earrings and try to give them to Cabba, but Champa insists they use them when the time is right.
Team Universe 6 arrives at the Null Realm for the Tournament of Power and Caulifla is introduced to Goku and Vegeta by Cabba. Goku offers his hand out to Caulifla but she smacks it away and says she will not be friendly with an opposing universe. Goku and Vegeta are surprised to feel the powerful ki from Team Universe 11, prompting Caulifla to remark if the Saiyans from Universe 7 are wimps, it should be no problem with the rest. As the tournament began, Caulifla stuck with Cabba as they watched the explosions from the other fighters' attacks and planned on making their move. She, alongside Kale and Nigrissi, were surprised as they watched as Goku and Vegeta enter Super Saiyan Blue and bears witness as the Saiyan's Final Kamehameha overpowered and canceled the Trio of Danger's Triangle Danger Beam. She soon watches Zeno and Future Zeno erase Universe 9.
In the manga, Caulifla battles Frieza and is overwhelmed. When Kale loses herself to her berserk rage Caulifla merges with her into Kefla.
In the anime, when Kale is almost knocked off the stage by two attackers, Caulifla appears and saves her, also knocking out the attackers after becoming a Super Saiyan. She knocks Jimizu away and tries to get Kale to transform to attack Goku, but when she is unable to do so, Caulifla challenges Goku herself, showing interest in his Super Saiyan Blue form. She demands he teaches her the form so she could beat Goku up with it as he declines her offer, informing her that she is not ready yet. Insulted, Caulifla tries to get his attention by becoming a Super Saiyan Third Grade, not aware that Goku already knows and possesses the form. Once she is easily defeated, Goku tells her about the drawbacks and tells her that she should work on becoming a Super Saiyan 2 as he enters said form.
Amazed, Caulifla admits that she cannot transform at will after becoming one. Goku then helps Caulifla transform and tells her to concentrate afterwards. Goku, impressed by Caulifla's talent, says she might be able to reach Super Saiyan 3 in their fight, surprising Caulifla, who did not know that there was a third level. Caulifla and Goku fight one-on-one in their Super Saiyan 2 forms, ignoring Kale as she is having fun. When Kale tries to support Caulifla by attacking Goku, Goku and Caulifla shun her off. Kale, thinking that she is in the way and showing jealousy towards Goku for taking her superior away from her, transforms and gains a hatred for Goku, which is so intense that her initial attack on Goku almost knocked Caulifla off the stage, but she is saved by Hit. Caulifla watches as Kale pummels Goku, and creates chaos on the entire battlefield, realizing that Kale will be disqualified if she kills someone and tries to calm her down. Caulifla watches as Kale tries to attack her in her blinding rage, and as she is easily defeated by Jiren. When Goku confronts Jiren, Caulifla and Hit fall back with the unconscious Kale.
She and Kale then took a breather to recharge their batteries after that whole ordeal and commended Kale about how extraordinary she performed out there. When Goku emerged from the battleground, Caulifla accused him of attacking Kale from behind, but he denied it. They then came across the Pride Troopers who wanted to avenge their fallen comrade for what Kale did. Caulifla then decided to take on those warriors and encouraged Kale to fight with her. Caulifla then traded blows with Kettle but then she found herself being attacked by Kettol's Guided Rapid Fire Energy Blasts and she avoided them for a while until she got injured by the attack and the situation was made worse when Cocotte created her Cocotte Zone Max to prevent anyone else from coming in. When Zoire tried to finish her off with his Justice Spin, Caulifla used whatever energy she had left to protect Kale and would have been finished when Kale's unique Super Saiyan form destroyed the tornado and saved Caulifla. She then expressed to Kale how proud she was for controlling her transformation, then went Super Saiyan 2 and fired her Full Power Energy Wave alongside Kale's and managed to match and eventually overpower the Pride Troopers' United Justice Stream after Kale transformed into her Berserker form again, this time under control, and sent Kahseral, Kettol, and Zoire flying off the arena, eliminating them in the process and even breaking the Cocotte Zone Max as well. She then spoke for the two of them to Goku for their gratitude and then left to rest.
As they were hiding and resting in the ruins of the arena, Caulifla watches the battle between Hit and Dyspo. After Dyspo states he's going to beat Hit's Time-Skip, Kale becomes worried and asks if they should help Hit. Caulifla says no, as she believes Hit will beat this Pride Trooper due to his power. As Hit figures out how to defeat Dyspo, Caulifla expresses happiness that he ringed out Dyspo. However, he is saved by his teammate Kunshi. As Dyspo begins beating Hit, Caulifla decides to step in to help Hit, despite warnings against it by Kale. Luckily for Caulifla, Goku in his Super Saiyan God form jumped in to fight with the two Pride Troopers. Later, she and Kale, alongside Cabba, watch as Hit fights Jiren and were shocked when they see Hit lose and eventually get knocked out by Jiren.
She then discussed the fight between Goku and Jiren with Kale, which excited her, as she aspired to get stronger. The two female Saiyans were then assaulted by Monna of Universe 4. Caulifla prepared to fight Monna and told Kale not to interfere, but Cabba appears and fights Monna himself, believing that Caulifla and Kale will be the secret weapons for Universe 6's survival, and is willing to fulfill his role as much as he can. She then saved Goku from Koitsukai, Pancéa, and Borareta, who were attacking Goku while he was weakened, by knocking them all down. Goku thanked her for saving him, and Caulifla immediately goes Super Saiyan 2, having gained enough rest thanks to Cabba's actions.
Caulifla then challenged Goku to fight her. Caulifla blames herself, saying she couldn't do anything to save Hit and Cabba from getting eliminated. Vowing to get stronger, she asks Goku to teach her how to become Super Saiyan 3. Goku agrees but advises her to beat him first. Caulifla asks Goku why he won't transform, and Goku says he's too tired from his fight with Jiren, but he'll slowly pick up the pace as they fight. Goku and Caulifla begin fighting, and Caulifla cannot land a hit on Goku, who easily outmaneuvers her until she finally landed a hit on Goku, and Goku takes this more seriously, using the Afterimage Technique. Caulifla is confused by the technique and Goku knocks her aside, saying that if she can't figure out his Afterimage technique, she will never achieve Super Saiyan 3. Goku then begins to speed-blitz Caulifla using until she begins to adapt to Goku's movements. Caulifla then advised Goku to transform before he loses. He complies and goes Super Saiyan 2. Caulifla asked why Goku won't go Super Saiyan 3, and Goku responded by saying he hasn't recovered the stamina for that yet. Caulifla is pushed back and fires her Crush Cannon which Goku managed to barely block. Goku decided to get serious and asked if Caulifla can keep up for Round 2.
Goku and Caulifla fight an equal fight, and Goku is impressed with Caulifla's improvement. Caulifla is excited to defeat Goku and achieve Super Saiyan 3. Caulifla and Goku power up to their max, and begin firing energy blasts at each other. The impact of their attacks shakes the entire tournament ring, destroying debris. Caulifla fakes an energy blast in Goku's face, catching him off-guard with a clean punch. Kale then realized that Caulifla is having fun in this fight. Goku is impressed, saying that she might go even beyond Super Saiyan 3. Goku points out Kale, and Caulifla invites her to join in the fight to achieve Super Saiyan 3, which she happily does and together, they managed to land clean hits on Goku, who then managed to defend himself against the both of them then got pushed back, and Caulifla and Kale fire energy blasts at him, but Goku blocked the attacks with his aura, becoming Super Saiyan 3, shocking Caulifla and Kale. Goku thanked Caulifla and Kale, saying he can feel power boiling inside of him, and Caulifla and Kale are amazed at the form's immense power. However, Goku immediately reverted to Super Saiyan 2, saying he hasn't recovered the stamina to sustain Super Saiyan 3.
Caulifla is determined to defeat Goku alongside Kale and become Super Saiyan 3, and Kale is also determined to get stronger herself, powering up to become Legendary Super Saiyan, worrying everyone watching. Afterward, Caulifla became amazed at Kale's power, went up to her and told her she finally made that energy her own, extending her hand. Kale grabs it, but forcefully grips it, enough to partially destroy the ring under them. Caulifla asked Kale if she can recognize her, acknowledging Kale as not only her protégée, but her true friend, and saying that together they should pose as the greatest threat to all the universes. The two sides started their battle, and Goku was overwhelmed by the two's combination attacks. When Caulifla tried to attack Goku, he uses the Solar Flare to blindside her and cause her to crash. When Frieza started going on the offensive again, Caulifla tried to attack him as revenge for knocking Cabba off, with Frieza trying to retaliate, but he was stopped by Goku.
He then resumed his match with Caulifla and Kale, excited to fight them with everything he has. Caulifla created a smokescreen, causing Goku to focus and sense the attacking Kale's ki, however it was a diversion as Kale grabbed Goku and kept him in place while Caulifla pummeled him. Goku flipped, causing Kale to crash on the ground and let go of him, and then attempted to use Instant Transmission, but Caulifla used her senses to attack Goku as he reappeared. Goku acknowledged Kale and Caulifla as the perfect tag team, then transforms into Super Saiyan God. Goku attacks with several Finger Beams, which the Saiyan duo dodged, and despite the two's combination attacks, Goku managed to hold his own. Caulifla and Kale tried blasting Goku from both sides, but the more experienced Saiyan pushed back their attacks with blasts of his own. While Kale was struggling against her blast, Caulifla tries to run from hers, noticing it tracking her. Kale deflected her blast but watched as Caulifla takes a direct hit. Goku complimented the two on their performance but said they still need more training, opting to fight them again after the tournament. Caulifla realizing to be no match on her own, and told Kale to take out "that thing" they received before the tournament. While Goku fired a Kamehameha, the two use their Potara Earrings, fusing at last into the powerful Kefla to fight Goku on even terms. However, Caulifla and Kale were later separated and eliminated from the tournament via Ultra Instinct Sign Goku's Divine Kamehameha with Caulifla cursing Goku and swearing for a rematch.
During the fight between Saonel and Pirina and Gohan and Piccolo, Caulifla yells out to Saonel and Pirina, saying that if they lose, she will beat them up. When Saonel and Pirina are defeated, Caulifla, true to her promise, transforms into her Super Saiyan form, chasing them around and trying to pummel them as the Zenos erase Team Universe 6.
Later, Caulifla is revived thanks to Android 17's wish to restore the erased universes from the Tournament of Power, and nearly knocks Kale over with a hug after seeing that she was revived as well. They rush over to Cabba, with Caulifla happily demanding Cabba to train with them to reach Super Saiyan 3.
Dragon Ball Heroes
Universal Conflict Saga
Main article: Universal Conflict Saga
On the Planet Sadala, Super Saiyan Caulifla fights along side Kale against Oren from the Core Area Warriors but their attacks are of no bother to him. When Oren and Kamin switch opponents, the female Saiyans find themselves faring no better. Kamin kicks Kale to the ground and Caulifla begins to fight her alone but when Kale distracts Kamin from below, it gives Caulifla an opportunity to attack her opponent directly. However Kamin's damage is regenerated almost instantly and she counters with a Crash Break that floors Caulifla. When Vegeta and Future Trunks show up to assist them, Caulifla watches the battle unfold.
Later, Oren possesses Caulifla's body via Tuffleization to use her as a means of fighting back against the heroes. The Tuffle later leaves Caulifla's body to escape the trap set by Hit and Trunks and avoid Vegeta's Final Flash, leaving Caulifla to be hit by the attack instead.
Other Dragon Ball Stories
Main article: Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission
- Chapter 1 Side Story - Note's Adventure
After completing Chapter 1, Sub Chapter 2 "Dragon Ball Heroes" and Beat acquires a UM1-35 Caulifla card and a UM1-36 Kale card from the Gacha Shop, Note's Side Story becomes available. After losing to Beat and having trouble acclimating to fighting in the game world of SDBH, Great Saiyaman 3 decides to send her into the game world for training. However due to an anomaly, Note finds herself near the Tree of Might instead of the safe place Great Saiyaman 3 was sending her to. Realizing it is due to an anomaly, Note convinces him to let her investigate solo.
Note finds the game world Caulifla and Kale speaking with Xeno Turles and the rest of Xeno Turles' Crusher Corps.. It is revealed that Xeno Turles has recruited Caulifla and Kale to protect the Tree of Might, promising the girls its fruit as a reward for completing the task. Caulifla agrees despite Kale's distrust of Xeno Turles and his men. Great Saiyaman 3 orders Note to lie and convince the girls that Xeno Turles is lying about the fruit's ability to increase the consumers power, as Caulifla being a crime boss and Saiyan who longs to get stronger might not be swayed by moral arguments against eating the fruit. Note does as she is ordered and Caulifla recognizing Note as a Universe 7 Saiyan due to her taking the form of her Avatar challenges her to prove to both of them what true strength is which Note agrees to. Note defeats the pair with her deck and they are convinced Xeno Turles lied about the fruit.
Soon after, the Xeno Turles' Crusher Corps. returns discovering Caulifla and Kale have betrayed them. Xeno Turles eats some of the fruit transforming into his Rampaging form before confronting Note with the Crusher Corps. However they are defeated by Note. Unfortunately Xeno Turles revives in a berserk rage after completely succumbing to his Rampaging form. However Note defeats him once more.
Caulifla recognizing Note's strength offers to let her come train with herself and Kale, however Note is forced to decline due to her job as a member of Great Saiyaman 3's Dragon Ball Heroes Team. Kale convinces Caulifla that Note must have important reasons to refuse. Caulifla agrees but says she'll be stronger next time they meet with Note telling her she is counting on it. Caulifla and Kale then bid Note farewell as they leave to go train. Unbeknownst to the three girls, Demigra and several Dark Empire Demon Gods of the game world have been observing the battle and are revealed to have caused Xeno Turles' revival after he was defeated.
In the anime, Caulifla is said to have far greater potential than her older brother Renso. She manages to transform into a Super Saiyan with the assist of Cabba, amplifying her powers. After first acquiring the Super Saiyan transformation, Caulifla charged up a ki blast, creating a huge explosion. Caulifla states that as a Super Saiyan she could beat Cabba, to which he says maybe. As a Super Saiyan 2, Caulifla is capable of deflecting an energy blast from Kale in her Legendary Super Saiyan form.
In the anime, during the Tournament of Power, Caulifla was able to defeat Napapa while transformed into Super Saiyan and effortlessly knock Jimizu away in her base form. When confronting Goku, she reveals to have attained the Super Saiyan Third Grade form, which immensely increases her power but she sacrifices her speed, with Goku informing her that the form is a liability. After Goku witnesses Caulifla also become a Super Saiyan 2, Goku is impressed by her talent, saying she might be able to reach even Super Saiyan 3 in their fight. As a Super Saiyan 2, Caulifla was able to match Goku in combat, who was in the same form. After Kale mastered Berserker Super Saiyan, Caulifla was able to provide a significant portion of energy in their combined beam attack that took down three Pride Troopers. Their master-protégée team beam attack initially was wholly green when Kale started using her full power and overshadowed the energy Caulifla was supplying. However, when Caulifla turned Super Saiyan 2 and used her own full power it started looking more like an equal mixture of both of their energies similar to Goku and Vegeta's Final Kamehameha.
In her base form, she easily knocked away Pancéa, Koitsukai, and Borareta. Once fighting base Goku in Super Saiyan 2, despite being greatly exhausted and battered from fighting Jiren, Goku was able to match Caulifla's power. Also, with his superior experience and versatility, Goku was able to repeatedly catch Caulifla off guard to overwhelm her. However, showing a similar growth rate and instinctual adaptability, Caulifla's crude brawling style quickly began to evolve, matching Goku's combat skills and forcing the fellow Saiyan to transform into Super Saiyan 2 as well. While still not fully recovered, Goku's Super Saiyan 2 strength quickly pressured her, forcing Caulifla to work alongside Super Saiyan C-type Kale. Together, they began pushing Goku back enough to momentarily use Super Saiyan 3.
Once Kale further evolved her Super Saiyan powers, she and Caulifla were able to force Goku in a near-complete defense, forcing Goku to use Super Saiyan God. This power, proved too much for Caulifla to handle even alongside Kale. Once being struck by one of Super Saiyan God Goku's blasts, Caulifla was greatly injured, requiring her to fuse with Kale.
In the manga, it is said that the Sadala Defense Forces can not defeat Caulifla, who believes that she is the strongest Saiyan in Universe 6. She is also considered to be a fighting prodigy. Caulifla easily overwhelms base Cabba, but in turn is quickly overwhelmed when Cabba becomes a Super Saiyan, although she manages to learn the transformation soon after. During the Tournament of Power she was no match for Final Form Frieza, who kicked her with enough force to send her flying into the central pillar of the arena, and denting it on impact.
With Super Saiyan, Caulifla still proved to be at a disadvantage against the tyrant who claimed she was "not even fit to play blocks with him", however she managed to catch Frieza off-guard after he thought she was defeated and hit him solidly with a massive blast at point-blank. The power of this blast was so great that it caught Goku and 17's attention and even distracted Top and Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta from their battle, with the even destroying a large chunk of the arena's edge, though it only caused some minor damage to the tyrant. At this point Frieza noted that compared to Super Saiyan Goku during their first fight in Namek, Super Saiyan Caulifla was much stronger. In response, Frieza transformed into Golden Frieza and proceeded to easily outmatch Caulifla and beat her about without using much of his power. Even aid from base Kale and Super Saiyan Cabba had virtually no benefit.
As a Super Saiyan, she is strong enough to hold Dyspo in a full-nelson which he cannot break out of.
- Super Dragon Ball Heroes
In her Super Saiyan state and even when fighting along side Super Saiyan Kale, they are still no match for either Oren or Kamin individually.
- Statements by authors and guidebooks
- Flight - The ability to take flight through the manipulation of ki.
- Ki Blast - The most basic form of energy wave. Caulifla's ki attacks seem to have a unique reddish flame detailing.
- Ki Sense - The ability to sense the energy of other beings. Caulifla demonstrated she has this ability after sensing Jiren's power rising along with Kale.
- Continuous Energy Bullet - A combination of many energy waves fired at a very rapid rate.
- Energy Fist (エネルギーフィスト) - Caulifla fires a rapid barrage of ki blasts at her opponent from her fists, then, using the smokescreen for cover, charges at them to deliver a powerful punch with fist enveloped in ki. Super Saiyan 2 Caulifla's Super Attack in Dragon Ball Heroes and Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission.
- Crush Cannon - A move in which Caulifla launches several of her signature red energy blasts at the opponent in rapid succession.
- Double Crush - A move in which Caulifla sets up eight red ki blasts into the air where they remain stationary which she can fire at her leisure or fire immediately after creating them, homing in on her opponent once fired. One of her Super Skills in Xenoverse 2 as part of the Legendary Pack 2 DLC.
- Burst of Energy - Caulifla's special move, she fires a stream of powerful red ki wave at her opponent. In the manga, this technique resembles the Kamehameha, only with her fingers pointed outwards like Gogeta's Atomic Kamehameha. This technique was named and first appeared in Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle, where it is mistakenly colored orange.
- Ray Blast - Caulifla releases her aura strongly enough that fires powerful laser-like flashes. Used in Xenoverse 2.
- Impulse Slash - A rush attack that ends in a number of ki blasts used on the opponent. Used in Xenoverse 2.
- Super Saiyan
Main article: Super Saiyan
Caulifla attains this transformation during her lesson with Cabba. Showing an instinctual nature for it, she is able to do so without a strong emotion, unlike most initial Super Saiyan transformations. Instead, she attained it by concentrating her energy into the part of the back between the shoulder blades. Caulifla is able to maintain the form after only two attempts. Because she obtained this form without emotional build-up, it is likely that she does not suffer from any strain mentally or physical from using this form. As such, she can access this form's full power and maintain it for longer durations. Unlike most Saiyans, her hair remains unchanged in style while in this form.
- Super Saiyan 2
Main article: Super Saiyan 2
In the anime, Caulifla attains this transformation shortly after achieving Super Saiyan for the first time on Sadala, during her battle against Kale in an attempt to reflect the latter's energy blast. Similar to her first form, Caulifla apparently obtained this form instinctively. In this form, her hair completely spikes up, standing above her shoulders much like Gohan's in his Super Saiyan 2 form as a child against Cell, and three bangs appear, similar to Goku's Super Saiyan 2 form.
At the Tournament of Power, Caulifla tells Goku that she had unlocked the form but has been unable to transform into a Super Saiyan 2 by her own free will after doing so spontaneously, but is soon able to do so with Goku's assistance. Goku suggests that Caulifla should concentrate on mastering her Super Saiyan 2 form before going any higher. During their second fight, Goku, eager to see Caulifla's potential growth, began testing her with various stunts to sharpen her instincts and improve her battle method. Once she adapted enough, Goku showed her how to strengthen Super Saiyan 2, which she quickly reciprocated.
- Super Saiyan Third Grade
In the anime, Caulifla first demonstrates this form while challenging Goku to a fight in the Tournament of Power. In this form, Caulifla's hair remains the same as a Super Saiyan, but her body becomes considerably taller and her frame much bulkier. Caulifla grows drastically more powerful, but as a detriment, she is severely slowed down due to sacrificing her speed for power. When Goku easily defeats her, he informs her about the drawbacks of the form, thus reverting to regular Super Saiyan.
Caulifla assumes this form after Oren takes control of her body. Her hair turns white and red lines travel from her forehead to her eyebrows and from her mouth to her chin.
In Super Dragon Ball Heroes, Oren and Kamin infected the Saiyans of Universe 6 with Tuffle Parasites. Caulifla became one of them. She fights in Super Saiyan form.
- Super Saiyan 2 (Enraged)
Main article: Super Saiyan 2 (Enraged)In Dragon Ball Legends during the Tournament of Time, Caulifla is able to breakthrough her limits while enraged at Eis Shenron after he managed to freeze Legendary Super Saiyan Kale who he planned to take away with him so he could beat the energy out of her for Zahha. Using her newfound power, she is able to break free of her own icy prison and proceeds to overwhelm Eis Shenron. However the Shadow Dragon manages to catch the enraged Caulifla off-guard, allowing him to pull her through a tear in space connected to Zahha's hideout.
Main article: Kefla
Kefla is the product of a Potara Fusion between Caulifla and Kale. As it's not a fusion involving a Kai, the fusion lasts only 1 hour at most, rather than being permanent.In the anime, originally, she was formed in desperation to defeat Goku, who was overwhelming the pair in his Super Saiyan God form. In the manga, she was formed due to the need to save Kale's life as well as to stop her from being eliminated by the Pride Troopers.
Video Game Appearances
- Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle
- Dragon Ball Heroes
- Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
- Dragon Ball Legends
- Dragon Ball FighterZ
- Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission
Caulifla makes her debut in Dokkan Battle in her Super Saiyan 2 form. Despite her art depicting her as a Super Saiyan 2, as well as being referred to one, her in-game sprite is actually her Super Saiyan form with the Super Saiyan 2 lightning aura (except the sprite when she powers up).
Caulifla later appears in Dragon Ball Heroes in her Super Saiyan 2 form.
While Caulifla herself is unplayable in Xenoverse 2, her fused form Kefla is, as part of Extra Pack 3. Both Caulifla and Kale can be heard over the live radio at Conton City. But Caulifla later becomes playable as part of Legendary Pack 2. This is also the same for FighterZ, in which Kefla is playable as part of FighterZ Pass 3 with Caulifla only being seen in her intro as well as her victory screen after she defuses.
- Japanese: Yuka Komatsu
- Funimation dub: Elizabeth Maxwell
- Latin American Spanish dub: Andrea Orozco
- Brazilian Portuguese dub: Flora Paulita
- Portuguese dub: Joana Castro
- Italian dub: Chiara Francese
- Polish dub: Anna Wodzyńska
- Like all full-blooded Saiyans, Caulifla's name is a pun on a vegetable, that being a cauliflower. Cauliflower also belongs to the same plant group as Kale, her subordinate, and also to Broccoli, the namesake of her subordinate's Universe 7 counterpart.
- Caulifla is the first female Saiyan to become a Super Saiyan and Super Saiyan 2 in the mainstream Dragon Ball series.
- She is also the first female Saiyan to achieve Super Saiyan Third Grade as well as the first Saiyan in Universe 6 to achieve this form. Interestingly, she is the first Saiyan to achieve this form after attaining the Super Saiyan 2 form which is superior to Super Saiyan Third Grade.
- Caulifla is also the first Saiyan in Universe 6 to achieve Super Saiyan 2.
- Caulifla's hair in both her base form and Super Saiyan form resembles Broly's hair in his Legendary Super Saiyan form.
- Her having greater potential than her elder brother is similar to Goku surpassing Raditz. Additionally her relationship with Renso is the opposite of Goku's relationship with Raditz whom is evil and doesn't approve of Goku's rejection of their race's brutal Saiyan ways typical of Universe 7 Saiyans, while Renso was part of the Sadala Defense Force which fights evil with his younger sister Caulifla being a criminal gang leader and behaves in a manner similar to Universe 7 Saiyans, behavior that is considered delinquent by the general Saiyan population though Renso acknowledges his sister's strength and Caulifla herself is a relatively decent person despite her criminal behavior.
- Caulifla has similarities to Paragus:
- They both try to control Kale and Broly.
- They both try to prevent Kale and Broly from becoming completely insane after witnessing their transformation into the Legendary Super Saiyan.
- Without Caulifla, Kale would lose control of her form like when Broly goes completely insane without Paragus and his devices.
- In addition, both also nearly ended up killed by Kale/Broly. The only difference besides Caulifla surviving while Paragus did die is that Kale nearly killed her due to losing control, while Broly was implied to have done so out of revenge for Paragus trying to abandon him on New Planet Vegeta (and possibly also outfitting him with the crown in the first place).
- Similar to Goku Black, while Caulifla fought Goku in the anime on several occasions, in the manga, the two never fought and never even truly meet.
- While Kale's feelings towards Caulifla have been teased to be romantic in nature in Dragon Ball Legends, it also teases that Caulifla herself may have romantic feelings for Kale as when she is defending Kale from Eis Shenron, she affectionately refers to her as "My Kale".
Main article: Caulifla/Gallery