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"I am Dabura. I am the demon king! I don't care how many kilis of energy they have. There is no one in the universe who can exceed my power!"
— "Next Up, Goku"

Dabura (ダーブラ Dābura) is the king of the Demon Realm. Existing for thousands of years, Dabura was a demon king placed under the wizard Babidi's control by a spell, becoming his right-hand man before the appearance of Majin Buu and thus doing his bidding.[7]

Dabura is a secondary antagonist in the Majin Buu Saga.


"Xeno" Dabura

Dabura's appearance greatly resembles the traditional depiction of Satan in terms of his red skin, goatee, horns, large pointed ears, and animalistic yellow eyes. However, there are several changes to this iconic look: Dabura wears a light blue suit which covers his entire body minus his musclebound chest, along with a white spiked cape, a white circular belt, and white boots.

Upon being revived as a member of the Dark Demon Realm army in Dragon Ball Heroes, he is seen wearing a red tight with the Dark Demon Realm army symbol on it over his body, similar to the outfit Super Mira is shown. The belt around his waist also have the same symbol on it.


Dabura without the Demon mark

Dabura's personality, while very sadistic in terms of his battle actions and methods of disposing of enemies, is also very sophisticated and well-mannered, speaking in a very articulate fashion, even complimenting the talents of his opponents with his deep, booming voice. When controlled by Babidi, Dabura stays completely loyal to his master, but does not always agree with every step Babidi takes, and is not afraid to question his master's actions if they seem impractical or a disadvantage to their plans. As such, although he first underestimated Fat Buu, after experiencing the monster's power first hand, he explained to Babidi that the former was too powerful to control and needed to be sealed up again before he might retaliate against him, which he deduced correctly. Later, in filler, Dabura's personality completely changes when he enters Heaven and sees actual loving concern from Videl for Gohan's safety back on Earth, coming to the conclusion he wishes to be loved in a similar way and make friends. In addition, when he is revived by Goku in Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, he has taken to becoming a pacifist and is reluctant to spar with him.

In Dragon Ball Heroes and Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, Dabura is shown to have a good relationship with his younger sister, whom he has shown to care for in a big brotherly fashion. In the DLC content of Xenoverse 2, his motivations to alter history was in the name of avenging Towa, reversing the roles from the original campaign of both Xenoverse games. Prior to Fu's betrayal, Dabura seemed to hold him in high regards, to the point of stating Fu is the rightful successor as king of the Demon Realm.



Dabura is taken under Babidi's mind control in Age 474, and sends one of his underlings to investigate the Earth, as that is where Buu's egg is. The underling finds that there are no warriors on Earth with high power levels.[8] Dabura was given the task of recruiting people into Babidi's organization.[9]

Dragon Ball Z

World Tournament Saga

Main articles: World Tournament Saga and Babidi Saga

Badbidi and Dubura's debut

Dabura is first seen when Goku, Gohan, Vegeta, Piccolo and Krillin are led to Babidi's spaceship by Kibito and Shin to aid them in preventing Majin Buu's awakening. After killing Yamu and Spopovich and gathering the energy they stole from Gohan, Babidi and Dabura become aware of the Dragon Team hiding in the mountains nearby. Dabura notes that there's seven of them and, even if they can't use Shin or Kibito's energy, three of the others have great strength. As it takes a massive amount of energy to awaken Majin Buu, Babidi decides to use theirs and is glad that the Majin will be revived sooner than they thought. Dabura is ordered to kill all but the strongest three, and lure the remainder inside the ship, who will be desperate to avenge their fallen comrades. The evil wizard also specifically orders Dabura to spare the Supreme Kai, as he personally wishes to finish him off for murdering his father, which the demon understands and agrees with. Babidi and Pui Pui then retreat inside of the ship.

Dabura's cold stare

Following his order, Dabura quickly charges toward the group, despite them hiding their Ki. With a single blast, he kills Kibito, still grinning while he does so. In the anime only, Goku and Vegeta charge Dabura in an attempt to stop him but they underestimate him and do not even bother to transform into Super Saiyans, and the demon easily fends off their attacks. He then quickly leaps in the air and spits on Piccolo and Krillin, quickly turning them into stone, with Shin explaining the only way they can turn back to normal is if Dabura dies. Dabura then retreats back into Babidi's spaceship, telling the brave Saiyans to wander into their domain if they dare.

Dabura joins Babidi in a monitoring room and watches as the Z Fighters and Shin enter the spaceship, being greeted by Pui Pui at level one. Babidi injects the Energy-Suction Device into the Sealed Ball containing Majin Buu. Babidi, however, ends up getting a shock, as the single injection has given them almost half the energy they need to revive Majin Buu. He starts to wonder if maybe he was a bit too hasty in eliminating Spopovich and Yamu, but Dabura reassures him that the energy of the fools they lured into the ship will finish the job and Majin Buu will be revived by the end of the day. Babidi, reassured, flies back up to see if Pui Pui had finished yet, but is taken aback because the fighting hasn't even started yet.

After winning a game of Rock, Scissors 'N' Paper with Goku and Gohan, Vegeta gets to fight first and challenges Pui Pui. Dabura believes that Vegeta has no idea what he is in for. He is quickly proven wrong, as it becomes obvious that Pui Pui is no match for Vegeta, surprising both Dabura and Babidi. Babidi asks Dabura where Pui Pui would fight at his best, and the demon king replies that it would be his homeworld, Planet Zoon. Knowing Pui Pui needs an edge, uses his Paparapapa magic to transport them to Pui Pui's home world of Zoon, which has a gravity 10x higher than that of Earth. However, Vegeta is unaffected by this and easily kills Pui Pui, allowing them to proceed to level two. Shocked, Babidi asks Dabura why there are such strong warriors on Earth. Dabura says that when they investigated the planet 300 years ago, no one this strong ever existed, which worries Babidi. Dabura reassuringly states that they still have three more levels to pass before they reach them, and even if they succeed, they'll still have to deal with him.

Next, Dabura asks Babidi who he wants fighting on Level Two and Babidi tells him he'll use Yakon. Shocked, Dabura says it may be too soon to use him. Babidi says he must be cautious now, since it seems they can't underestimate these Earthlings, who easily killed Pui Pui. Dabura understands and says he is only worried that he'll never get to have any fun if they send Yakon out, but Babidi lectures him that awakening Majin Buu from his long sleep is much more important than fun. Dabura apologizes and sends a low-ranking soldier to fetch Yakon.

At level two, Yakon faces off against Goku and nearly manages to slash the Saiyan with his claws. Babidi believes Goku is afraid and plans to frighten him even more. The wizard praises Yakon, and tells him to kill everyone except Shin and take their energy. To end things quickly, Babidi sends them to Yakon's homeworld, the Planet of Darkness. Dabura is amused, but doubts Yakon requires such an advantage to defeat them, however, Babidi says he doesn’t want the ship to take a great shock during the fight and accidentally have Majin Buu be revived at less than full power, which the demon king agrees with.

Goku, despite some surprise at the new environment, easily beats Yakon around. Goku explains that he can feel and sense out Yakon's movements without even needing to see. Nevertheless, Goku transforms into a Super Saiyan, lighting up the surrounding area. Babidi wonders what happened, saying his appearance is different from before, but Dabura thinks he's just glowing. Babidi tells a nearby henchman to go get him the strongest Energy Meter they have. The device says Goku has a reading of 3,000 Kilis, much to wizard's disbelief. Dabura says a race with a 3,000 kili reading should not exist and, in the anime, says that 300 Kilis is enough to destroy a planet. Babidi considers that the device is malfunctioning, but if it's right, Yakon doesn't stand a chance, as his energy is only 800 kili.

Yakon proceeds to suck in Goku's energy, making him revert to his base form. However, Goku sees right through the technique, and allows Yakon to suck in another batch of light energy. Babidi yells at Yakon that he's stupid to be sucking up the energy, instead of inflicting damage so that the energy can be absorbed by Majin Buu. Goku then suddenly increases his energy and Yakon sucks it all up, until he gets too large and explodes. This allows the group to proceed to Level Three. In disbelief, Babidi can't believe Yakon exploded, but Dabura says he was just a fool to eat more light energy than he could handle. Babidi disagrees, because of the way that Yakon swelled up near the end. A nervous Babidi admits that they are far stronger than he expected. Dabura volunteers to handle Level Three personally and gather the energy need for Majin Buu's revival. Babidi worries about Dabura losing and asks if he has a plan. Dabura reminds him that as the king of the Demon Realm, no one can stand up to his power.

In the anime, prior to fighting, Dabura enters a meditation room in order to focus his energy ready for battle. In the manga however he does no such thing.

Dabura provokes Gohan

While they wait for the next fighter, Goku asks Gohan if he has trained enough, since his turn is next. Vegeta says that Gohan has gotten weaker in these times of peace and that he and Goku are stronger than him now. Although, Vegeta believes if he were to lose his temper like with Cell, then Gohan could release his full power. Suddenly, the door begins to open and Dabura enters the room. Dabura praises them on defeating Yakon and making it to Level Three, but doubts they can defeat him. Vegeta tauntingly says Babidi must be getting desperate to send him out so soon. Dabura simply chuckles and tells them all to attack, but Gohan says that he'll be the one to defeat Dabura and demands that Babidi transport them somewhere else. Dabura is outraged, but Babidi reminds him they can't risk damaging their ship from their fight. The demon king replies that he wishes to fight on a world similar to Earth, as he doesn't want any unfair advantages. They are transported to an unknown world with a mountainous range and engage in battle.

Though initially it seems that Gohan and Dabura are even, Goku corrects himself and states that Dabura might be stronger than he once thought, with his usage of magic and several tricks, such as the Afterimage Strike and several unique attacks which managed to surprise and damage Gohan during the battle.

Dabura is angered after his deadly sword is shattered

Eventually, in frustration for not beating Gohan yet, Dabura materializes his Darkness Sword and attempts to strike the half-Saiyan. However, Gohan manages to catch the sword by his hands and snap it in half, making Dabura even more frustrated. During his battle with Gohan, Dabura takes notice of Vegeta's poor temperament and his one-track mind for settling things with Goku, which gives Dabura an idea. Dabura then retreats from the fight with Gohan in order to inform Babidi of Vegeta's evil in his heart. Babidi quickly takes advantage of that information and possesses Vegeta, when this was actually what Vegeta wanted all along, so he would gain a greater power and finally defeat Goku.

With Vegeta refusing to kill Shin and Gohan (stating that they are of no interest to him) and now battling Goku, Dabura stands with Babidi to fight against Shin and Gohan. Before they can start though, they are all shocked as the energy released from Vegeta and Goku's battle has already been enough to release Majin Buu, as both fighters were fighting at Super Saiyan 2, the form thought to be the pinnacle of Super Saiyan states at the time.

Dabura and Babidi are then confronted by Gohan and Shin, now preparing to stop Buu's resurrection once and for all. When Gohan fires multiple Electric Kamehameha at the Sealed Ball, Dabura grabs his master from the blast's range and jumps away, saving his master's life.

Majin Buu Saga

Main articles: Majin Buu Saga, Fusion Saga, and Kid Buu Saga

Majin Buu lays on a heavy punch on Dabura's face

Originally thought to be dead, after several minutes of waiting, Buu finally emerges in a puff of large smoke. After Majin Buu has emerged, Dabura is surprised, and less than pleased with Buu, as it seems the fat being is nothing more than a useless imbecile, due to his childish personality and appearance. Majin Buu overhears this remark and attacks Dabura, quickly gouging him in the eyes, and then kicking him into a mountain, leaving him broken, pleasing Babidi. Dabura does manage to recover somewhat though and throws a magical spear through Majin Buu, much to the frustration of Babidi.

Dabura as a cookie

He tries to convince Babidi that Majin Buu is uncontrollable and should be contained again, but Babidi refuses to comply, and then tells him that he was nothing more than a pawn in the bigger plan, and like all pawns, regardless of its loyalty or efficiency, should be tossed away when not needed anymore, much to Dabura's surprise and hurt. Majin Buu then retaliates against Dabura under Babidi's orders, turning him into a large cookie and eating him. This in turn reverses what he did to Piccolo and Krillin, restoring them to normal.

Dabura in the afterlife with Bulma, Videl, and Chi-Chi

While in King Yemma's office in the afterlife, Goku is told of how Dabura came in not too long ago. A flashback shows Dabura held by ogres as King Yemma chooses to punish him by sending him to Heaven because, being a demon, Dabura would have enjoyed Hell.[10] This is the final mention of Dabura in the manga, but he makes several more appearances in anime filler where the punishment backfires as Dabura enjoys Heaven anyway, but he at least repents for his previous evil ways. The M is still on Dabura's forehead while in King Yemma's office but, just like Vegeta, he loses it after King Yemma judged him.

In the anime filler, Dabura is seen content in Heaven, repenting of his previous sins and looking back on them with remorse. He accompanies Bulma, Chi-Chi and Videl in their search for Gohan in the Other World. He is consumed with joy and love, which unnerves everybody near him.

Dabura in Heaven

Dabura is last seen in Heaven with a wreath of flowers around his head picking flowers in a bouquet wandering around Heaven. After Chi-Chi, Bulma, and Videl are resurrected, Dabura lamented on how could not join them but is content with everything. Ironically enough, despite having become a pure soul himself in these anime filler episodes, he is not shown revived with all the innocent souls who were killed by Buu and the other villains. Vegeta specified that the most evil ones be kept dead when making the wish, which could have left Dabura dead (Vegeta suggests that the reason he made this specification was so that villains such as Babidi and Dabura would not return).

Dragon Ball Super

"Future" Trunks Saga

Main article: "Future" Trunks Saga

Krillin scared of Dabura's illusion

When Goku and Krillin were sent into a forest to retrieve a special herb for Master Roshi, an illusion of Dabura and many other villains from the Z-Fighters' past show up to challenge the duo. Even though Krillin did not die from it, having remembered getting turned to stone by him years prior, Dabura's illusion was one of four that terrified Krillin the most, with the others being Tambourine, Frieza, and Super Buu.

Dragon Ball Heroes

Dark Demon Realm Saga

Main article: Dark Demon Realm Saga

Dabura and Towa

After Towa has obtained more energy to aid in breaking the seal on the Demon Realm, Dabura is revived - he appears, more powerful than before (this version of Dabura is referred to as "Xeno Dabura") appearing initially as a purple energy colored silhouette just as the battle between the Time Breakers and the Dark Demon Realm army is drawing to its conclusion.

When the Time Patrol and the Dragon Ball Heroes team fight against Towa and Super Mira in the Demon Realm, Dabura comes to assist the two demons when it appears they are having trouble - declaring himself the King of the Dark Demon Realm - with Towa surprised at the appearance of her brother. After Towa is injured and falls, the injured Dabura catches her, and then the two of them, along with Super Mira, escape through a dark portal.

When Towa and the Dark Demon Realm army travel to the time of the first battle between King Piccolo and Goku, after the Time Patrol manage to incapacitate most of the Time Breaker commanders, Dabura appears to assist his sister, in response Future Trunks unveils his Super Saiyan 3 state and battles the revived Demon King.

After his sister unleashes the Hell Gates, Dabura goes to the Chaos Hell Gate alongside her and Mira. When the heroes arrive the three demons face off against them, eventually losing. After their loss, Broly (who had escaped Hell), attacks the three Time Breaker leaders with a powerful energy blast, apparently killing the three of them, though they are later revealed to have survived.

Dark Empire Saga

Main article: Dark Empire Saga In the game, Dabura and the other Time Breakers are all present as Towa prepares to talk with them, when suddenly Mechikabura appears, causing them all to quickly bow to him. When the Dark Dragon Balls scatter across time and space, Dabura along with the other Demon Gods are tasked with collecting them with the goal of restoring Mechikabura's youth.

Xeno Majin Buu absorbs Dabura

In the manga, while on the Sacred World of the Kai, Xeno Goku is shown fighting Xeno Majin Buu. Dabura now a Demon God himself tracks down the Three-Star Dark Dragon Ball which had merged with Xeno Majin Buu and intervenes in the battle, easily defeating him by slicing him in half with his sword before turning on Xeno Goku. However, the fallen Xeno Majin Buu was not actually dead and takes the opportunity to absorb Dabura whilst he has his guard down becoming the Dark Demon God Xeno Majin Buu in the process.

In the game, following the heroes defeating Xeno Lord Slug and Dark Demon God Xeno Majin Buu, who at the time had also absorbed Xeno Janemba, Dabura emerged from Xeno Majin Buu and was rescued by Towa.

In the manga, after Demon God Salsa defeated Xeno Majin Buu using the Trick of Tornadoes technique, both the Dark Dragon Balls as well as Dabura re-appear where he is again recovered by Towa and is taken back to the Demon Realm.

Xeno Dabura and the Demon Gods

Along with the other Demon Gods, Dabura fends off the Time Patrol members in order to buy enough time for Dark Shenron to restore his masters youth and strength. When Chronoa attempts to head forward alone to confront Mechikabura, Dabura tries to stop her but he is intercepted by Xeno Gotenks. He then continues the battle fighting against Xeno Goten and then shortly afterward Super Saiyan Xeno Gohan. However, the battle ends abruptly when the Time Patrol are teleported back to the Time Nest.

Dark King Mechikabura Saga

Main article: Dark King Mechikabura Saga

Towa and Dabura

After Mechikabura escapes from the Time Labyrinth, Dabura along with the other Demons are granted a more powerful Demon God state. Along with Towa, they travel to Age 790 along with her new experiment Fin who she has attack that timelines Gogeta. Dabura wanting to test out his new power, lightly swings his sword downward creating a large energy wave across the city. He begins to power up so as to attack the Time Patrol this time and fires out another blast though this time it blocked by the timely arrival of Chamel (who had arrived along with Demigra and Robelu) and his magic barrier. Robelu uses her magic to reverse the attack back at Dabura which cuts his shoulder.

With the arrival of Demigra and his allies and Xeno Goku and Xeno Vegeta fusing to become Xeno Gogeta, Dabura suggests retreating but Towa decides to hold off after seeing that Fin had absorbed that timelines Gogeta.

However Fin is forced to leave Gogeta's body and Towa decides that it is time to leave but they are stopped by Demigra and Chamel. Demigra tells them that he has gathered a lot of magic power together in order to battle Mechikabura and says that he will finish the fight quickly so as to not waste it. Demigra rushes at Dabura but the fight comes to abrupt end upon Chronoa arriving and using her time freeze on everyone and Chamel teleporting every away.

Dabura prior to being absorbed into Mechikabura

While maintaining the barrier to Mechikabura's Palace, Xeno Goten travels through the red Hell Gate in order to confront him. Xeno Goten appeared to be victorious in the encounter as he successfully returned to the hideout having completed his mission.

He is later summoned by Mechikabura along with the other Demon Gods, still injured from his earlier battle. Mechikabura proceeds to trap them all inside of a black orb which Mechikabura absorbs into himself in order to attain his Time Power Unleashed form.

Universe Creation Saga

Main article: Universe Creation Saga

Dabura with Towa and Gravy

Dabura and Gravy make an unexpected return to assist Towa in battle against Robelu and Chamel. Together and with Mira backing them up, they are able to pressure the two. The battle is put to a halt once Fu creates his new Pseudo Universe.

Supreme Kai of Time Saga

Main article: Supreme Kai of Time Saga

Other Dragon Ball stories

Dragon Ball SD

Dabura appears in the fourth chapter of Dragon Ball SD, a remake of Dragon Ball, along with Babidi. Both are eaten by Majin Buu when the latter is released from the Sealed Ball.

Dokkan Battle

In Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle, in the dimensionally distorted timeline of Age ??? he is possessed by Babidi like in the main series. However due to his absence from Demon Realm forces Shula to act unofficially as the King of Demon Realm in Age ???'s timeline. Eventually in Age ??? the barrier that separates Demon Realm from the rest of the universe is removed by the dimensional distortion allowing Shula, Melee, Gola to search Earth for Dabura so they can have him return as the true King of Demon Realm. However Melee and Gola want to seek Goku's help due to their unfamiliarity with Earth, but Shula refuses out of pride. This leads to them confronting King Kai's Time Patrol consisting of Future Trunks and his unseen partner (the player). Unaware of their past relationship with Goku, Future Trunks fights and defeats the pair before Shula appears to stop Melee and Gola from seeking help from mortal humans. After fighting with Shula, he leaves with Gola and Melee to continue the search for Dabura. Later when the Time Patrol confronts the Organization of Babidi alongside Grand Supreme Kai and the Dragon Team, Future Trunks realizes that Dabura is the Demon King that Shula, Melee, and Gola were searching for. Dabura assists his master in gather enough energy to unseal Kid Buu from the Sealed Ball. Dabura questions if Kid Buu is the legendary Majin Buu, though Babidi notes Grand Supreme Kai is the only one present that can do so which he does before being absorbed by the Majin who transforms into a weaker version of Innocent Buu due to the absence of South Supreme Kai. Unlike the main series, Dabura is not killed by either incarnation of Majin Buu.


In Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, Dabura's role is the same. In the post game, however, Goku revives Dabura, seeking a friendly battle. Much to his surprise, Dabura has changed his ways since his time in Heaven and spoke his regrets to Goku for following Babidi's orders, though Babidi's Majin emblem on his forehead has returned for unknown reasons. In order to spar with the reformed Dabura, Goku offers to pay him with some of Mr. Satan's money for their battle, convincing him to use the money to do good in the world. After their fight, Dabura requests Goku use the money he promised the Demon King as a donation to charity due to Dabura himself having no need for it, the Saiyan in turn promising to make good on that request.


Though he does not appear physically in Dragon Ball Xenoverse, his sister Towa does appear and is one of the central villains in the game along with her creation Mira. Dabura is mentioned by the Chronoa when talking about Towa's origins, referring to her as the sister of the Demon King Dabura. Also according to Chronoa, Towa desires revenge on Majin Buu for the death of her brother, though interestingly Towa does not alter the point in history where her brother was killed by Majin Buu. Dabura's Clothes also appear as an outfit that can be worn by the Future Warrior, though due to it exposing their chest, females wear an additional black top underneath to cover their chest.

Xenoverse 2

Infinite History Saga

Main article: Infinite History Saga

Dabura teaming up with Demigra

It is revealed that when Towa appeared in the Time Nest she altered the history where Majin Buu turns Dabura into a cookie and eats him resulting in his death, and secretly releases him before covering up her deed with magic in hopes the Time Patrollers would not notice. Dabura secretly increases his power after this through Damage Energy, waiting for the moment to exact vengeance after the death of Towa. It is implied that Dabura sought vengeance on the Time Patrol for their role in his sister's death as it had been the defeat of the Masked Saiyan that lead to Bardock being freed as well as the fact the Future Warrior did not prevent Mira from absorbing Towa (whom they had allied with to stop Supervillain Mira from self destructing due to exceeding his power limiter) and the fact that in killing Mira they killed Towa as well.

Free from his original fate but still possessing the Demon mark, Dabura goes into a Time Rift and observes the battle between Super Vegito and Super Buu until he is noticed by Vegito, who notes that Dabura has been hiding his true power, and asks him to fight, Dabura does so and releases some of his power to participate in the battle between Vegito and Buu. When the Future Warrior arrives Dabura is forced to fight them. Dabura is still holding back his true power and tells the Supreme Kai of Time he will make her pay ten fold for what she did to his sister Towa, before leaving to another timespace.

After this Dabura loses his Demon mark from being under Babidi's possession. He starts creating Time Rifts separate from the Book of the Beginning and the End, freely manipulating history all for the purpose of fueling Fu with time rift energy. He kidnaps Chronoa after having arriving in Conton City and petrifying all of its inhabitants, turning them into stone including Old Kai, Future Trunks, and the original Future Warrior. After Dabura is defeated, he is turned to stone after lashing out at Fu, who deflects his Stone Spit.


Main article: Dragon Ball Legends Dabura from at some point after being enslaved by Babidi before his death, is dragged into the Tournament of Time. During Shallot's search for Dr. Gero after his alliance with Frieza and Turles fell apart due to Super Saiyan Shallot defeating them, Dabura interrupts Shallot's fight with one of the Android 19s, turning the Android to stone to prevent it from interfering as it is of no use to Dabura due to the Android's lack of Ki and by extension Kili. However Shallot has lots of Kili and Dabura decides to harvest his though is forced to use Stone Spit after Shallot puts up a fight. Unfortunately Shallot's old ally the mysterious magic user and swordsman, Zahha is able to use his magic to reverse the petrification on Shallot. Dabura suspects Zahha is a member of the Demon Realm race like himself, but Zahha refutes it saying he's at the wrong end of the stick. Zahha realizes Dabura is holding back and points out it is useless for him to continue as Zahha can undo his petrification leaving them in.stalemate. Dabura notes how Zahha has a lot of Kili too and decides to leave them alone for the time being, preferring to harvest their energy at a more opportune time.

Scheming to create conflict to gather more Kili, after turning her to stone he gives Android 18 to Cell on the condition he run the Super Cell Games after achieving his Perfect form. Unbeknownst to Cell, Dabura is working for Babidi and acts a go-between for the Organization of Babidi supplying Cell with Cooler and Boujack to act as his teammates as the Super Cell Games is a team battle royale due to the number of fighters participating in the Tournament of Time. Cooler is ultimately killed by Cell for attempting to blow up with Earth and Boujack is badly injured by Android 16's Last Resort though manages to survive, Cell is ultimately defeated by post-Cell Games Super Saiyan 2 Gohan (Youth) and Super Saiyan 2 Shallot.

Like in the main timeline, Dabura is ultimately betrayed by Babidi in favor of Majin Buu who kills him much like he did during the Majin Buu conflict, though this sends Dabura back to his own era with no memory of the two tournaments.


Manga and Anime

Dabura's strength prior to becoming a Majin is unknown but it is stated by Shin that even before Babidi took control of him, Dabura was the strongest being in the Demon Realm and both Shin and Kibito were both nervous at the thought of facing him with the evil wizard. Before encountering Majin Buu, Dabura himself believed there was no one in the universe that could match his power.

After becoming a Majin, Dabura's power is allegedly in the same league as Cell, as Goku believes him to be as strong as the Bio-Android[11]. Vegeta and Goku (who have both attained Super Saiyan 2 with superior power to Gohan's at that level) were unimpressed by him and both believed that they could individually defeat Dabura as long as they can avoid his Stone Spit. Upon watching Dabura fight and seeing his magic, Goku corrected himself, noting that the Demon King was way stronger than originally believed, though Vegeta noted that he was still an opponent that he or Goku could deal with. In the anime, Dabura manages to have a slight upper-hand during the battle with Gohan until he transforms into a Super Saiyan 2, though soon after Dabura releases his true power, evening the battle between them. However, it was noted that Gohan was nowhere near as strong as he was when he defeated Cell from lack of training during the past seven years. In both the manga and anime, when he has to face Gohan again, Dabura stated to Babidi that there was no doubt that he could actually defeat Gohan with little trouble based on their previous fight, considering him trash. However, it was said by Goku that if Gohan were to get angry and release his true power like he used against Cell, he would be capable of defeating Dabura. Later on, Dabura is shown to be outclassed by the power of Majin Buu.

In the anime only, Dabura states that even a kili of 4,000 cannot defeat him, implying that Goku can not defeat him as a Super Saiyan (as his power is 3,000 kili).

Super Dragon Ball Heroes

In the manga, as a Demon God, before his power is stabilized, he is able to easily beat Xeno Majin Buu (who has merged with a Dark Dragon Ball), he holds such a speed advantage over base Xeno Goku that it appears to him that Goku is not even moving. Buu's absorption of Demon God Dabura makes Buu so strong that he can outmatch Super Saiyan Xeno Trunks, and hold his own against base Xeno Vegito. After his Demon God power has stabilized he is knocked down by a sneak attack from base Xeno Gotenks - but receives no damage. He attacks Super Saiyan Xeno Gohan with a sword slash which the half-Saiyan dodges.

After taking on his second Demon God form, Dabura's power proves so great that Xeno Vegeta is intimidated by his power and immediately agrees to fuse with Xeno Goku into Xeno Gogeta. Despite this he is later defeated by Xeno Goten though the battle was unseen.

Statements by authors and guidebooks

Dabura has the greatest power in the Demon Realm, his battle power is equal to Cell's though he has the addition of magic skill.[8]

Video games

In Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2, it is implied that Dabura is around Super Perfect Cell's power level or slightly higher, which is presumably a reference to his being able to fight a rusty Gohan as a Super Saiyan 2 and Goku's statements that compare him to Cell.

In Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 when Dabura appears during Super Vegito's battle with Super Buu (Gohan absorbed), Vegito notes that Dabura has been hiding his true power all this time, with Dabura revealing it to confidently fight Vegito. Dabura's huge increase in power leads Old Kai to believe he might be a match for Majin Buu. Later when confronted in the Crack of Time Dabura reveals he has been absorbing large amounts of Damage Energy from the changes to time, though he knows that even with this power he will not be able to beat the Future Warrior and their master, and so calls in Demigra for assistance.

In the Dark King Mechikabura Saga, even with assistance from Majin Vegeta, Kid Buu, Spopovich, Yamu and Pui Pui, Demon God Dabura is defeated by the combined might of Xeno Trunks and Xeno Pan.

In World Mission, the game world Dabura gains the ability to use Dark Magic to grant the 2nd stage Villainous Mode power-up due a game world anomaly. This allows Dabura to power up himself and Babidi's other minions. Together with Spopovich and Yamu, Dabura invades Hero Town in the real world in search of two powerful Kili readings which turn out to be Beat and Note who's real world power levels have skyrocketed due to using their Hero Switches to physically combat the anomalies within the game world using the form's of their Hero Avatars. Great Saiyaman 3 (Xeno Trunks' Hero Master alter-ego) confronts Dabura and his underlings who are empowered with Villainous Mode and manages to hold his own thanks to his suit which allows him to use game world abilities in the real world. However Dabura states fighting more seriously breaking through the Hero Master's guard and attacking him with Stone Spit which he barely manages to dodge, as Dabura's attack had slowed him down considerably. Spopovich ultimately grabs the Hero Master and Yamu uses Majin Buu Resurrection to steal Great Saiyaman 3's energy with his Energy-Suction Device, with Dabura retreating with them back to the game world, as Dabura does not wish to keep his master Babidi waiting. In the extra dimensional space that Dabura fled into the Organization of Babidi and the Kashvar wizard Hoi spring their trap to free Hirudegarn from Tapion and Minotia having planned to trick the Heroes into fighting the brothers to weaken then. However the Heroes join forces with the brothers to prevent Hirudegarn's return forcing Hoi to have Dabura and his men fulfill his end of their bargain by apprehending the brothers. However Beat, Note, Tapion, and Minotia are able to defeat the villains who resort to using Villainous Mode again causing the Hero Master to realize Dabura was holding back the true power of his Villainous Mode during their fight. Despite Hirudegarn's escape due to resonating with the dark ki of Villainous Mode which allows the phantom beast to fully transform after being made whole. However the Heroes, Tapion, and Minotia are able to defeat the villains and kill Hirudegarn. Dabura however finds the idea of him being defeated by second-rate Time Patrollers laughable and flees with Spopovich and Yanh leaving Hoi behind.

During the Organization of Babidi's second attack on Hero Town, Dabura is sent with Spopovich and Yamu to gather energy in Hero Town and help the brainwashed SDBH player Kabra to eliminate local SDBH players in order to prevent the Heroes from gathering more Hero Switch-compatible allies, forcing the Heroes to utilize a new Hero Switch feature to gain the power to fight in the real world. Dabura confronts Great Saiyaman 3 and his team which includes Beat's new costumes identity as Great Saiyaman 4. Together with his teammates, Great Saiyaman 4 defeats Villainous Mode Dabura causing Kabra to insult Dabura as a weakling for his failure.


  • Flight - The ability to fly using ki.
  • Ki Blast – The most basic form of energy wave.
  • Ki Blast Deflect – Dabura uses this technique for deflecting the Gohan's Twin Dragon Shot in the anime.
  • Ki Sense - The ability to sense ki. Used in Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission, to sense the unsuppressed power of Beat and Note.
  • Magic Materialization – Dabura can create weapons out of nowhere with which to fight his opponents. During his battle with Gohan, he conjures a sword (which Gohan breaks when caught in a struggle), and later he creates a spear which he throws and impales Majin Buu with, to no effect, as the rubbery monster merely pulls it out whole and regenerates easily.

Dabura unleashes his devastating Evil Flame attack

  • Evil Flame – A short length stream of fire which is shot from the mouth. In the Budokai series, this attack is called Evil Blast.
  • Afterimage Strike – The ability to move so quickly that an image of the technique's user is left behind. Although Goku, Gohan, and Krillin are all capable of performing the same move, Gohan still falls for the technique, after which Dabura blasts Gohan with the Evil Impulse, knocking him into a nearby lake and leaving the green robe around his outfit ruined.
  • Evil Impulse – A large sphere of dark energy, fired from one hand. Dabura uses it against Gohan. It was named in the Budokai Tenkaichi series. It also appears in the Budokai series under the name Hell Blitz.
  • Telekinesis – Dabura is shown able to easily manipulate large quantities of matter, quickly launching them with great force. During his fight against Gohan, he calmly levitated all the rubble Gohan crashed on him before bombarding Gohan with said rubble.

Dabura using his Stone Spit attack

  • Stone Spit – Dabura gathers saliva in his mouth and spits it on an opponent who then petrifies turning to lifeless stone. The victims are only released upon Dabura's death (however in video games like Xenoverse 2 the petrification effect is temporary when used in battle due to game mechanics). In Xenoverse 2, it appears under the name Petrifying Spit and it is reveal the attack can be reflected back at Dabura which turns him into lifeless stone (which essentially traps him as only his own death can apparently free him) thus it is risky technique for the user if an opponent is able to do this.
  • Telepathy – Although this could be due to his connection with Babidi, he is able to contact his master through his mind from another world without anyone else noticing, like when he discovers the intense evil within Vegeta's heart and felt it could be used to convert him to their side.
  • Evil Spear – Dabura throws a spear into his opponent, stabbing him with it. Dabura uses this technique in an attempt to kill Majin Buu.
  • Sword Blast – A wave of energy channeled through his sword. Named in Dragon Ball Z: Super Butōden 3.

Dabura slices through the air

  • Cape Swing – Dabura slices through the air with his claws to create a streak of sharp energy lines that can slice nearly anything. Dabura used this technique against Gohan in "Pay to Win".

Dabura uses his Darkness Sword Attack

  • Darkness Sword Attack – Dabura's Ultimate Blast; it is a rushing attack where Dabura creates a sword using Magic Materialization and uses it to attack his opponent, slashing them multiple times then uses it to knock them away. He then flies towards them with tremendous speed and immediately stops right in front of the opponent (just as they are recovering from the earlier attack), then he blasts them right in the face (with a Rush Ki Wave, mimicking how he kills Kibito).
  • Hell Slasher (ヘルスラッシャー) – Xeno Dabura's super attack in Dragon Ball Heroes and World Mission.
  • Dark Sword Slash – A team attack performed by Super Buu and Dabura in Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2.
  • Upper Cutter – Dabura charges forward for a second and uppercuts the opponent. Used in Super Butōden 3.
  • Fiery Wall – Dabura makes a wall of fire appear from the ground. Used in Super Butōden 3.
  • Fury Blade – Dabura uses his sword to slash his opponent. He uses this technique against Gohan, who catches and breaks Dabura's sword while the latter is performing this move. Named in the Butōden series.
    • Double Fury – Dabura performs two sword slashes with his sword. Used in the Butōden series.
  • Energy Breath – Dabura fires an energy ball from his mouth. It is one of his super attacks in Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Battle 22.
  • Meteo Lance Slicer – Dabura's meteor attack in Ultimate Battle 22. He throws several spears consecutively at his opponent, and finishes with a sword slash.
  • Hate Ray Cannon – A Renzoku Energy Dan technique used against Majin Buu. Also used in the Butōden series, Budokai series, Budokai Tenkaichi series, and Raging Blast series.
  • Hate Dancing – A High Speed Rush attack finished with a Kiai. Used in Budokai series.
  • Hell Blow Shoot – Dabura kicks the opponent up in the air, then he kicks them more in mid-air and punches them down again, and finally Dabura kicks his opponent in the back when he is down. Used in Budokai series.
  • Demonic Will – A powered-up state where Dabura raises his power significantly and gets a black aura to surround him. Used to get to his full power against Gohan. Named in the Budokai series.
  • Evil Sword Rush - Dabura's signature attack in Raging Blast 2.
  • Magic Regeneration - Dabura is capable of regenerating his wounds through magic. Used in Battle of Z.
  • Teleportation - Dabura is able to teleport using magic. Used in Battle of Z.
  • Evil Sensing - Dabura is capable of sensing the evil within people's hearts, such as when he was able to recognize the latent darkness within Vegeta's heart. This ability may be due to Dabura's demonic origins.
  • Time Travel - Xeno Dabura time travels back to Age 753 in order to assist his sister.
  • Magical Thunder - A magical lightning-based Finger Beam used by Dabura as a Special Move in Dragon Ball Fusions.
    • Psychic Thunder - A stronger variation of Magical Thunder that can be used by Dabura as a Special Move in Dragon Ball Fusions.
      • Illusion Thunder - An even stronger variation of Magical Thunder that can be used by Dabura as a Special Move in Dragon Ball Fusions.
  • EX-Fusion - By wearing a Metamo-Ring and performing the Fusion Dance, Dabura can fuse with either Mira to create Damira or King Piccolo to create Demon King Daccolo in Dragon Ball Fusions.
  • Sledgehammer - One of Dabura's Super Skills in Xenoverse 2.
  • Full Power Charge - A ki charging technique used by Dabura as a Super Skill in Xenoverse 2.
  • Full Power Energy Wave - A powerful energy wave used by Dabura as one of his Ultimate Skills in Xenoverse 2.
  • Break Strike - An explosive wave technique used by Dabura as his Evasive Skill in Xenoverse 2.
  • Peeler Storm - A technique where Dabura turns into several razor sharp buzz saw-like blades of energy. One of Supervillain Dabura's Super Skills in Expert Mission 20: "Harbinger of Doom" in Xenoverse 2.
  • Marbling Drop - A technique were Dabura surrounds himself with an energy shield then fires several energy spheres from the shield that bounce around like marbles. One of Supervillain Dabura's Super Skills in Expert Mission 20: "Harbinger of Doom" in Xenoverse 2.
  • Dark Magic - Like his sister, Dabura can utilize Dark Magic to control others and power them up. This is utilized by Dabura during the Infinite History Saga to alter history to collect damage energy to empower both himself and Fu as part of his plan to take revenge on the Time Patrol for their role in his sister's death in Age ???. Dabura's Dark Magic is strong enough to influence powerful fighters such as Future Jiren.
    • Supervillain power-up granting - Dabura can utilize his sister's new spell to grant fighters the first stage Supervillain power-up. Presumably learned from Towa before her death.
  • Villainous Mode - In World Mission, the game world Dabura is granted the ability to use Dark Magic to power-up himself, Pui Pui, Spopovich, and Yamu with 2nd stage Villainous Mode due to a game world anomaly. The dark ki produced by the power up also resonates with the sealed halves of Hirudegarn freeing it from Tapion and Minotia while the game world Organization of Babidi was allied with the game world Hoi.
  • Supervillain - A power-up devised by his sister Towa which shaves off life to grant greater power. Dabura utilizes the first stage power up version with gives him glowing pink eyes and a dark black-white aura. Used by Dabura as part of the Extra Pack 1 DLC in Expert Mission 20: "Harbinger of Doom" in Xenoverse 2.

Promotional image of Dabura performing Time Bullet before imprisoning Chronoa inside it in Xenoverse 2

  • Time Bullet - A technique originally used by his sister that allows the user to create a space that limits an opponents movements. Dabura uses this technique to keep Chronoa imprisoned after abducting her from the Time Vault and fleeing to the Crack of Time. Dabura uses it to keep her contained while he fights the Time Patrol and notes she will die unless they defeat him and the ally he summons to face them. Due to the strength he obtained from damage energy he had collected, Dabura is able to maintain it as he fights the Time Patrol which is far stronger than what Towa was capable of.

Majin Dabura

Majin Dabura

Main articles: Manipulation Sorcery and Unlock Potential Majin Dabura[12] is Dabura's primary form in his appearances in the anime and manga. This is the state that Dabura took on after being taken control of by the wizard Babidi, in this state Dabura's potential was unlocked and he was much stronger than in his previous days as King of the Demon Realm, he also possess several special traits unique to people using this form.


Main article: Cookie Beam

Dabura Cookie

After being hit by Majin Buu's Cookie Beam, Dabura was transformed into a lifeless Dabura shaped cookie unable to defend himself and is ultimately the form he died in when he was eaten by Buu. This form is named Dabura Cookie in Xenoverse 2.

Demon God

Main article: Demon God

Demon God Dabura

In the Dark Empire Saga of Super Dragon Ball Heroes, Xeno Dabura becomes a Demon God thanks to Mechikabura and gains the ability to use Godly ki. In this form he wields a larger version of his sword as his main weapon the design of which somewhat resembles the weapons wielded by other Demon Gods such as Demigra and his sister Towa.

In this form, Dabura is strong enough to easily defeat Xeno Majin Buu merged with a Dark Dragon Ball, but is caught off guard and absorbed before he can finish the job. His Demon God power has not yet stabilized.

Demon God (second version)

Main article: Demon God

Demon God Dabura second version

Dabura is granted a more powerful state of the Demon God form after Mechikabura escapes from the Time Labyrinth in a perfected state.

In the manga, while he is more powerful than before in this state he is defeated by Xeno Goten.

Demonic Will

Main article: Demonic Will

Dabura using Demonic Will in Budokai 3

A power up used by Dabura in order to reach his full power. The Budokai series of video games treat it as a transformation.


Main article: Damira In Dragon Ball Fusions, by wearing a Metamo-Ring and performing the Fusion Dance Dabura can perform EX-Fusion with Mira to create Damira.

Demon King Daccolo

Main article: Demon King Daccolo

Demon King Daccolo

In Dragon Ball Fusions, Dabura can perform EX-Fusion with King Piccolo to create the Demon Realm race/Namekian hybrid Demon King Daccolo. As a fusion of two Demon Kings also powers up his evil heart, which is implied to make him more evil than either fusee. Interestingly, he has the "Demon" mark from King Piccolo's Demon Clothes on his chest and Dabura's Majin mark on his forehead.

Tekka (fused w/Dabura)

Main article: Tekka

In Dragon Ball Fusions, Tekka can perform EX-Fusion with Dabura if Tekka is selected as Fusion Target 1 and Dabura is selected as Fusion Target 2. The resulting fusion retains Tekka's selected name, gender, race, and voice. However it alters their appearance slightly and grants them access to both Tekka and Dabura's Special Moves as well as Special Moves unique to the fusion itself.

Appearances in other media

Sand Land

Lucifer in Sand Land

In Akira Toriyama's Sand Land manga, which takes place in a futuristic era, a character bearing a heavy resemblance to Demon King Dabura named Satan in the Japanese version and Lucifer in the Viz adaption appears as the father of the main character, Demon Prince Beelzebub. Sand Land is a desolate wasteland inhabited by humans and demons, and where the supply of water is controlled by a greedy human king. Sheriff Rao asks help to find an elusive Phantom Lake, and the king of demons agrees that his son Beelzebub helps him.

Video Game Appearances

Xeno Dabura card for Dragon Ball Heroes

Dabura in Zenkai Battle

In Dragon Ball Xenoverse, Dabura's Clothes appear as an obtainable costume for the Future Warrior. Dabura himself is also briefly mentioned in the main story in regard to Towa's status as his little sister who vengefully tries to have Mira defeat Majin Buu during his historic fight with Goku in Age 774.

In Xenoverse 2, Dabura is playable in his Majin state as part of the Extra Pack 1 DLC. He also appears as an antagonist during the Infinite History Saga after his death was undone by Towa and free of Babidi's control. Dabura's Clothes also return as an equipment set which can be randomly obtained by the Future Warrior. Additionally, the Future Warrior can also acquire a Majin Mark like Dabura's as an accessory via the TP Medal Shop.

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Dragon Ball Z
Dragon Ball Super
  • Illusions of Dabura, Tambourine, King Piccolo, Vegeta, Nappa, Ginyu, Burter, Jeice, Recoome, Guldo, Frieza (Final Form), Cell (Perfect Form), Super Buu, Raditz, Bulma, and Super Shenron vs. Goku (Base/Super Saiyan/Super Saiyan 3/Super Saiyan Blue) and Krillin
Super Dragon Ball Heroes
  • Xeno Dabura (Demon God) vs. Xeno Majin Buu
  • Xeno Dabura (Demon God) vs. Xeno Goku
  • Xeno Dabura (Demon God) vs. Xeno Gotenks
  • Xeno Dabura (Demon God) vs. Xeno Goten
  • Xeno Dabura (Demon God), Towa (Demon Goddess) and Mira vs. Xeno Gohan (Super Saiyan)
  • Xeno Dabura (Demon God (second version)) vs. Chamel (Demon God) and Robelu
  • Xeno Dabura (Demon God; second version) vs. Demigra (Demon God)


  • His name is originally taken from the last half of the famous incantation, "Abracadabra".

Reonald from Cowa!

  • Just like Vegeta, Dabura loses the M on his forehead after King Yemma judged him. This suggests that Dabura may have actually been somewhat "benevolent" during his Demon Realm lordship. This would also explain why he apparently seems to have remorse for his actions in the anime. However, he still must have had evil in his heart to fall under Babidi's control.
  • Reonald, a character in Akira Toriyama's Cowa! manga, looks very similar to Dabura. Reonald works as a bodyguard for the witch who lives on Mt. Mimizuku, where she sells the pills that can heal Paifu's friends from the monster flu.
  • In the anime, it is odd when one considers the fact that Dabura become a good person after being sent to heaven, but his turn to good did not result in the Demon King being revived by Porunga along with Majin Buu's other victims as he was no longer evil when the wish was made in the anime. This potential plot hole however only exists in the anime as Dabura's redemption only occurs in anime Filler.
  • In Buu's Fury, Dabura gets turned into a cupcake instead of a cookie.
  • Whenever Dabura fights Spike the Devil Man in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3, the two get special dialogue intended only for each other, with Devilman saying he will rule the underworld instead of Dabura.
  • In Xenoverse 2, there is a back accessory known as Dabura Cookie based on Dabura's Cookie form.
    • In World Mission, there is a sign above a cafe in Hero Town that advertises Dabura Cookies indicating it sell cookies inspired by Dabura's Cookie form. This is likely due to the popularity of the Super Dragon Ball Heroes game within Hero Town.
      • Ironically the game world Dabura attacks Hero Town in the real world twice during the game's storyline as a member of the game world Organization of Babidi.


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