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"Why so formal? Maybe just try a thank you."
— Cheelai in Dragon Ball Super: Broly

Cheelai (チライ Chirai) is a former soldier of the Frieza Force.


She is a near human-like humanoid with short white hair, thin white eyebrows, green skin and a slender yet curvy build. She is considered very attractive as seen from Daigen making a move on her, as well as Beerus becoming interested in her upon their first meeting. She wears a white and purple outfit with a green half circle under her chest, white gloves concealing purple rings on her cuffs and white and green shoes with long purple socks. Her eyes are purple and her hair is short. She also wears a blue scouter.

After moving to Planet Vampa, she retains her purple bodysuit but wears a long-sleeved lavender jacket while also retaining her socks and boots.


Cheelai is a delinquent who acts on emotions, helping out people without thinking of the potential consequences.[3] This is shown when she stole and destroyed Paragus' remote and not listening to his explanation and when she confronted Paragus over his not wanting Broly to talk during the meal and she seems to have a quick temper as she became furious when Paragus told her politely to mind her own business. As shown in her initial dialogue with Lemo, she is sassy and opinionated. She and Lemo form a friendship with Broly, taking a shine to him despite his lack of social skills. She takes a dislike to Paragus due to his harsh treatment of his son Broly. She theorizes that Broly doesn't like to fight and that Paragus only regards him as a weapon of vengeance. She noted that Broly's fighting prowess was greater than she imagined. She blamed Paragus for Broly's berserker tendencies and said that she wished they could do something to help him. Since she stole Paragus' remote without him noticing, Cheelai seems to be an accomplished and unrepentant pickpocket. Cheelai can be quite skeptical of others and their intentions, namely towards Goku's earnest efforts to appease them and is quite protective of her new friend Broly (not wanting him to be manipulated). In the end however, she does warm up to Goku and will allow him to visit Broly whenever he wants.



Cheelai had never seen Frieza, only ever hearing rumors of him; after stealing a Galactic Patrol spaceship, she joined the Frieza Force to escape her pursuers.[4]

Dragon Ball Super

Broly Saga

Main articles: Broly Saga and Bonus Story (Great Escape)

Cheelai in the Dragon Ball Super chapter "Bonus Story 4"

During the "Bonus Story" chapter of the Galactic Patrol Prisoner Saga, when Goku is recounting the events of the Broly Saga to Merus and Jaco, Cheelai is seen with Lemo just when they make a wish to Shenron to send Broly back to Vampa before Broly would've been annihilated by Gogeta's Ultimate Kamehameha.

Film Appearances


Main article: Dragon Ball Super: Broly Cheelai and Lemo travel through space on a mission to find strong fighters for the Frieza Force but struggle in their search as Cheelai says finding anyone with a power level over 1,000 is rare. Lemo asks Cheelai why she decided to join the Frieza Force and she tells him that it was because she had previously been caught stealing a Galactic Patrol space ship but nobody would dare touch her while she was under Frieza. Cheelai asks if Lemo has ever seen Frieza to which he says that he has only seen him once aboard the station. Cheelai recalls that Frieza is supposed to be tiny and Lemo shouts at her, saying to never say such a thing again if she wants to live as he has killed people for far less.

Cheelai amazed at Broly's power

The ship picks up a distress signal from another ship located on Vampa and the two set down in order to see if they can find anyone hopeful of receiving a reward later on. They soon spot Paragus on the planet and Cheelai uses her Scouter to read his power level at 4,200. When a Vampa Beetle shows up above their spaceship, Broly bursts on to the scene by killing the creature with a single blow. Cheelai attempts to read his power level but finds that it is unreadable, Lemo and Cheelai become excited and immediately take the father and son to Frieza. On the ride back, Broly watches fascinated while Cheelai eats a snack. She decides to share it with him and is amused at his reaction to the food.

Aboard Frieza's spaceship, Cheelai and Lemo receive their reward and then head to the canteen. There Cheelai notices that Broly has put on new clothing but has kept the pelt around his waist, when she goes to take it off, Broly becomes angered. She then gets into a spat with Paragus for the way that he appears to treat his son.

One of the fellow soldiers aboard the ship, drunk, attempts to force Cheelai along with him only for Broly to get in the way and overpower the soldier with such fury that Paragus has no choice but to use a device that sends an electric charge through Broly's body which eventually causes him to calm down. Cheelai is sickened by the action and confronts Paragus and unknowingly to him, steals away the device and destroys it. Cheelai and Lemo then head to another section of the ship where they sit and share their food and water with Broly and ultimately befriend him. They hear of Broly's story involving Ba and his history with his father, not liking the way that Broly has been treated in life.

Cheelai asks Shenron to send Broly back

After landing on Earth, Cheelai and Lemo watch as Broly battles both Vegeta and then Goku, becoming more enraged as the battle presses on, they voice their dismay and sympathy that a sweet person like Broly has been manipulated in such a way by his father who treats him as though he were some slave. Unable to watch anymore and believing that Broly could be killed, Lemo and Cheelai gather the Dragon Balls and head outside. Cheelai forces Kikono at gun point on how to use them. After being told, Cheelai asks Shenron to send Broly back to Vampa just in the nick of the time. The two then steal a spaceship and head towards the planet to see Broly.

A few days later, as Cheelai is voicing her disgust of the planet's food, Goku appears bearing capsules containing lodging and supplies though Cheelai believes that it must be a trick. Cheelai says that she won't become friends with Goku but gives her gratitude and thanks him.

Super Hero

Main article: Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero Lemo, Cheelai, and Broly are shown to have been brought to Beerus' Planet by Goku and Vegeta so Broly to get control of his power while the location also ensures the trio's protection from Frieza. Though Beerus is initially displeased with Goku's decision, he finds Cheelai cute and Lemo's cooking spectacular, so he allows them to stay as long as they like.

Other Dragon Ball Stories

Dragon Ball Legends

Main article: Dragon Ball Legends Cheelai is among those who end up on Earth during the events of the Tournament of Time, which Zahha acting as the "Mastermind" had forced Beerus, Whis, and King Kai to arrange the tournament by kidnapping and holding Shin hostage, as Zahha pretended to be an ally to the amnesiac Righteous Ancient Saiyan Shallot in order to manipulate him and his twin brother Giblet to face each other in their Super Saiyan God forms to complete a prototype Super Dragon Ball called the Omnificence Crystal which Zahha plans to use to destroy Universe 7 as apparent revenge against the gods for the destruction of his world which is implied to have been Erased by Zeno.

While Team Beerus is busy battling the Mastermind's group, Cheelai has been searching for Broly, not wanting him to get involved the free-for-all Tournament of Time, which has turned most Earth into a virtual battleground where Frieza Force Combatants and individuals from various timelines, eras, and universes fight, some for the promised prize of a wish using the Super Dragon Balls which is a lie as the Super Dragon Balls are currently in their dormant phase as the Tournament of Time occurs not long after the Tournament of Power, some to settle old scores, some for the chance to amass power, and others who seek to aid the Mastermind's group. Fortunately, Cheelai is able to survive thanks to her wits and thievery, as well as taking advantage of the various members of the Frieza Force she encounters by pretending to still be a member of the organization.

In Part 11, Shallot is searching around for allies to take the fight to Zahha and his allies, with his teammate Bulma (Youth) staying in contact via his communicator, as she is currently hiding out at the Lookout with Beerus and Whis due to them using it as their current base as Dende and Mr. Popo had gone into hiding to ensure the Earth Dragon Balls could be used to fix things after Team Beerus dealt with the Mastermind. In a town suffering from a freak heat wave, Cheelai is running from some Frieza Force Combatants she swindled when she encounters Shallot, who she immediately recognizes as a Saiyan due to his tail. Shallot ends up helping her and defeats the Frieza Force goons. Shallot finds out she is searching for a Saiyan friend of hers, but she becomes angry at Shallot for suggesting that she and her friend join forces with him and his allies, as she doesn't want to get Broly involved in the Tournament, unaware Shallot seeks to put an end to it. However she ends up stealing Shallot's supplies without him noticing until he stops to eat, only to find his food is gone, with the defeated combatants informing him that she swindled them too.

Cheelai suddenly finds it hard to breathe as the heat intensifies, though unbeknownst to her, the heat is being generated by none other than Nuova Shenron who along with his brother and Syn Shenron, have allied themselves with Zahha as the Shadow Dragons exist to destroy, thus Zahha's plan to destroy Universe 7 aligns with theirs though Nuova is using the tournament as an opportunity to find a challenging opponent as he collects Kili for Zahha who requires it to utilize the power of Omnificence Crystal which can grant any wish as long as it is supplied with enough Kili.

Nouva confronts Shallot, hoping to test his Super Saiyan God power against his. Though Shallot puts up a valiant fight, he is overwhelmed due to Nuova's superior speed, which is Shallot's weakness as he is a bruiser who relies more on his power and tenacity. However, Cheelai ends up coming to Shallot's aid when he is knocked into the area she was in. She even attempts to shield Shallot from Nuova, who is too noble get a bystander involved in a one-on-one battle, thus Nuova decides to postpone their battle for a later time and leaves. Shallot collapses from his injuries and heat exhaustion due the battle.

While Shallot is unconscious, Cheelai finds the communicator he was using to communicate with Bulma. She impressed by the communicator's durability (which is capable to the Attack Ball remote utilized by Vegeta). She even manages to get it working and ends up talking to Bulma until Shallot regains consciousness. After he does, Cheelai explains why she ran off before and learns Shallot is trying to put a stop to the tournament. Shallot agrees to help her find her friend for helping him out with Nuova. Cheelai reveals his name is Broly, which Shallot vaguely remembers having heard of somewhere before, failing to realize it is name of the Legendary Saiyan's insane counterpart, whom Shallot fought during Part 1 and inadvertently killed Future Trunks when he shielded Shallot from the Legendary Super Saiyan's Blaster Shell.

During their search for Broly, they are attacked by Frieza Force Combatants engaging in something called a Saiyan Hunt. After defeating them, Shallot realizes that they are hunting Saiyans, including his allies from Team Bardock. Shallot ends up aiding Bardock who is fighting off the goons while his teammates protect their base in a nearby ruined city. Unfortunately they learn their commanders are leading the attack on the base, forcing Bardock to leave Shallot behind as he races to prevent his teammates from being killed.

With Bardock's assistance, Team Bardock defeat another incarnation of Dodoria, only to learn that Frieza is on his way. Unbeknownst to Bardock, the Frieza that is approaching is actually the present timeline's Frieza who has joined forces with the Mastermind's group. Fortunately, Shallot is able to arrive in time to save Bardock and his teammates from being killed. Unfortunately Frieza proves too powerful for Shallot even as a Super Saiyan God, though thankfully Giblet arrives after having trained inside the Hyperbolic Time Chamber after being freed of Zahha's influence, joins forces with his brother to defeat True Golden Frieza. Ultimately they succeed and force Frieza to withdraw using the portal that leads to the dimension, Zahha is using as his base.

However Bardock refuses to accept Giblet's help due to his past role in killing various modern Saiyans participating in the Tournament of Time, while he was the mysterious Saiyan in Red. Fortunately, Cheelai is able to get Bardock to focus on the well-being of his teammates.

After parting ways with Team Bardock, Cheelai, Shallot, and Giblet continue the search for Broly and more fighters to join the their cause. Unfortunately, Nuova returns for a rematch with Shallot. Shallot refuses to allow Giblet to participate in his fight with Nuova, to Cheelai's shock. He holds his own against Nuova a little bit better than before, though still can't keep up with his speed for too long. Giblet approaches Shallot to give him a pep talk, by pointing out Shallot's strength and tenacity are his strong suits by reminding Shallot of their past training together. This helps Shallot find a way to deal with Nuova's speed, at the cost of suffering damage, though Nuova elects to fight Shallot on his terms, rather than attacking from afar with energy attacks. Eventually Shallot manages to defeat Nuova who accepts defeat. Unfortunately they are soon attacked by Syn Shenron, causing Nuova to shield Shallot from his attack. Cheelai watches on as Giblet steps in to take in Syn, while Shallot rests and recuperates.


While not shown physically fighting throughout the movie, Cheelai relies more on her wits and trusty Ray Gun to deal with matters: the former case was her removing the remote control device from Paragus' pocket without him noticing, while the latter case stealing the Dragon Balls and forcing Kikono at gunpoint to ask to use the wishes.

Video Games

Cheelai notes that it hurts for her to breathe around Nuova Shenron due his ability to raise the temperature around him. However she knows how to take advantage of the situation during the Tournament of Time, as she utilizes her Frieza Force attire to trick Combatants into believing she is still a member of the organization which she uses to swindle them by making off with their supplies. Despite her lack of strength, she is still willing to stand up to the likes of Nuova Shenron, even the point of shielding Shallot, forcing the noble Shadow Dragon warrior to postpone their fight for a later date.

Techniques and Special Abilities

Cheelai preparing to use Energy Shot in Super Dragon Ball Heroes

  • Hikou - In Dragon Ball Legends, Cheelai utilizes a jetpack to fly.
  • Energy Shot – A strong energy blast fired by Cheelai from her Ray Gun. It is her Super Attack in Super Dragon Ball Heroes and World Mission.
  • Pickpocketing - As a former thief, Cheelai is a skilled pickpocket. She uses this talent to steal the remote to the Broly Control Mechanism from Paragus without him noticing, much to the surprise of Broly and Lemo.
    • Tag-Team Steal - A team attack utilized by DBL22-09S Broly: Cheelai (Assist) as their Special Quirk Skill Arts in Dragon Ball Legends. Broly charges forward protected by Blast Armor and grabs the opponent while Cheelai sneaks up from behind and picks their pocket to steal a Dragon Ball which she then drops into breastplate of her Battle Armor to conceal it within her cleavage before flying off. While the technique deals no damage, it can randomly trigger one of three effects: Destroys all the opponent's currently held Arts Cards, reduces number of Dragon Balls by one, or removes enemy Attribute Upgrades.


  • Ray Gun - A gun that fire laser beams capable of massive damage to a normal being, but useless to one with a higher power level. Cheelai can also utilize it to intimidate and/or coerce weak beings such as Kikono by threatening to shoot them, as demonstrated by her threatening Kikono to get him to tell her how to make a wish with the Dragon Balls. The purse-like pouch she wears on her hip acts as its holster according to promotional artwork for Broly.

Cheelai demonstrating the flexibility of the battle armor to Broly in the cafeteria

  • Battle Armor - As a member of the Frieza Force, Cheelai wears model of Battle Armor apparently designed for females as it conforms around her breasts. The armor stretches like other models as Cheelai demonstrates to Broly during the cafeteria scene. Her Battle Armor is named Cheelai's Clothes in Xenoverse 2.
  • Scouter - A wearable, all-purpose computer used by the Frieza Force primarily for communication and reading power levels. If it detects a power level that exceeds a certain threshold it will give a blank reading instead of exploding like past models.

The Capsule House given to Cheelai, Lemo, and Broly by Goku

  • Capsules - Small pill shaped containers created by the Capsule Corporation to store objects of various sizes. Given to Cheelai, Lemo, and Broly by Goku who had Bulma make them for Broly and his friends.
    • Capsule House - A portable house that can be stored in a capsule.
  • Jetpack - A jetpack that allows the user to fly without the use of ki.

Video Game Appearances

A New Life on Vampa Broly & Cheelai & Lemo Japanese card in Dokkan Battle

In Super Dragon Ball Heroes, Cheelai is introduced in the sixth mission of the Universe Mission series (UM6).

In Dokkan Battle, Cheelai appears as a Support Item that randomly changes Ki Spheres to AGL Ki Spheres and ATK +5% per AGL Ki Sphere obtained for 1 turn, however the effect doesn't stack. Additionally on February 17, 2020, a team card featuring her with Broly and Lemo called A New Life on Vampa Broly & Cheelai & Lemo was added to the Japanese version, however it hasn't been released for the global version.

Loading Screen Artwork 21 depicting Cheelai winking and making an okay sign in Xenoverse 2

In Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 as part of the Extra Pack 4 DLC, Cheelai's Super Soul is called "'I can't have you dying on me!" which can be obtained in New Parallel Quest: "The Ultimate Legendary Super Saiyan". In its description, her name is localized as Chirai. Additionally, loading screen Artwork 21 depicts Cheelai winking and giving an okay sign (which is similar to Artwork 26, which depicts Broly attempting to perform an okay sign).

Future Warrior (Female Saiyan) wearing Cheelai's Clothes (Equipment set) & Cheelai Wig (w/ Scouter) (Accessory) in Xenoverse 2

Cheelai's Battle Armor appears as an female exclusive equipment set under the name Cheelai's Clothes. Additionally, Cheelai Wig (w/ Scouter) appears as female exclusive accessory. Both the equipment set and accessory can be obtained in the Raid Quest: "Impending Danger" which features Supervillain Jiren as the Raid Boss. Both the equipment set and accessory can be obtained at the end of the Raid Quest from Timespace Delivery after scoring at least 50,000 Damage Dealt during the Raid Quest event period. It should be noted that the wristbands, belt, and purse-like pouch that acts as her Ray Gun holster, are all part of the upper body portion of Cheelai's Clothes, while the anklets are part of the lower body portion of Cheelai's Clothes. Her wig is also the only wig accessory to come with a Scouter and is one of the few female exclusive accessories.

In FighterZ, she appears during the Dramatic Finish between Gogeta and Broly where she summons Shenron and wishes Broly back to Vampa to save him from being killed by Super Saiyan Blue Gogeta like she did in the climax of the film.

In Legends, Cheelai and Broly appear as a team character (DBL22-09S) Broly: Cheelai (Assist). While Broly acts as the main fighter, Cheelai provides assistance such as attacking with her Ray Gun during Broly's Rising Rush or pick pocketing opponent for their Dragon Balls during their Tag-Team Steal Special Skill Arts. Cheelai also has a special PvP message which features her making an okay sign with the accompanying message "Thanks".

Voice Actors


  • Cheelai's name is derived from the word Raichi ("Lychee"), thus she shares her name origin with Dr. Lychee.
    • Her name and her association with Lemo are a reference to "Chile Limón," a popular flavor of potato chips and other snacks.
  • Cheelai's relationship with Broly mirrors or somewhat resembles Caulifla's relationship with Kale.
    • Her friendship with Broly also mirrors Bulma's friendship with Goku as both are non-Saiyan females who end up befriending a gentle hearted Saiyan and ended up disliking their respective Saiyan friend's sole surviving relative (Paragus in Cheelai's case, Raditz in Bulma's) due to said relative's evil Saiyan nature and mistreatment of their Saiyan friend.
  • In Dragon Ball SD, Goku humorously assumed that Cheelai was a new type of Namekian, to the latter's annoyance.



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