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Electric Rice Cookers (電子ジャー Denshi-Jā, lit. "Electronic Jar") are machines used to cook rice.

Overview[]

Blue Rice Cooker

Roshi's Electric Rice Cooker

Electric Rice Cookers are the most used containers in the Evil Containment Wave technique, with an ofuda talisman stuck on it to prevent an occupent from escaping. After Master Mutaito used the technique, at the cost of his life, King Piccolo spent hundreds of years sealed in one under the ocean after Master Roshi threw it so that nobody could release him.

Pilaf finds the cooker containing King Piccolo and frees him to achieve power.

Roshi and Tien Shinhan attempted to use one each to seal King Piccolo again, but both failed; Roshi's strike missed the cooker and Tien's cooker was destroyed (by training in the manga or by King Piccolo in the anime).

Variations[]

  • Reality Machine - An anthropomorphic rice cooker robot created by Senbei Norimaki capable of materializing things from pictures placed into it. In Dragon Ball Super, Senbei introduces an upgraded model which he dubs the Reality Machine #2 that can materialize ideas into reality.

Video Game Appearances[]

An Electric Rice Cooker is trophy No. 41 in Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure, called "Hot Pot".

It appears in Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans as a capsule that makes Tien's Evil Containment Wave more powerful.

The Rice Cooker also appears as one of the treasures found in the fourth stage of Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo.

In Dragon Ball Fusions, the Electric Rice Cooker appears as part of the Containment Special Move which has a chance of inflicting Contain status on an opponent. When inflicted by Contain status, the fighter will be sealed within an Electric Rice Cooker which floats in the air and represents the contained fighter on the battle map. While contained the victim is unable to attack normal, they in turn cannot be attacked normally while they are contained either, not even by the person who sealed them. As a result, Contain status should be used to remove a fighter from battle temporarily when engaging multiple opponents, as using it on a single opponent will prevent the player from attacking them until the Contain status wears off.

Interestingly, despite being trapped inside the Rice Cooker, the person trapped inside can attack if a character (who is not an ally) is knocked into them. They can also be attacked if an ally of theirs is knocked into them. This allows fighters to attack them while they are trapped inside.

In Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, it appears as a Memorabilia Item under the name Rice Cooker. It can be found in Southeast Mountains Area within Diablo Desert after Goku returns to Earth after training on Planet Yardrat. Once obtained the Memorabilia entry for the Rice Cooker is added to the Z Encyclopedia and unlocks the Memorial Spot "The Evil Containment Wave Technique". It should be noted that this Rice Cooker is apparently broke due to overuse during training and according to Goku, its sealing tag reveals it was intended to seal away the Demon King Piccolo, remaining Goku of Tien's usage of one. Like all Memorabilia Items, the Rice Cooker is carried within the Z Fighters' Key Item inventory for the rest of the game thus it can also be acquired by Piccolo, Gohan, Future Trunks, and Vegeta.

Trivia[]

  • King Piccolo shows a great deal of fear when the Rice Cooker is before him, knowing that he might be sealed within it again.
  • In the Funimation dub, despite looking like a common rice cooker, Master Roshi describes the jar that Master Mutaito uses as being "specifically designed to hold and contain evil". Multiple common rice cookers of different designs appear throughout the King Piccolo saga with the intent of re-sealing him.

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