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Giblet (ジブレット Jiburetto), also known as the Saiyan in Red (赤衣のサイヤ人 Akaginu no Saiya-jin) or the ​​​​​​Hooded Man (フードの男 Fūdo no Otoko), is a Saiyan from the earliest eras of Saiyan history[1] and an ally of the Mysterious Man.

Concept and creation

Giblet was designed by Akira Toriyama.

Appearance

Giblet is identical to Shallot, being his twin brother. He wears a long, red, hooded cloak held in place by three silver buckles. Underneath he seems to be wearing the same Sadala-style Saiyan armor as Shallot with a few minor differences consisting of full-length sleeves and pants, grey gloves and grey boots with black soles and silver tips.

Personality

Giblet despises weakness in others, as he thrashed Shallot around for his lack of strength. He hates the state of the Saiyans in the modern day and wishes to bring them back on "the right path", by committing genocide upon those he deems as failures. He also respects the gap between himself and stronger opponents, as he stated his own power was paltry to Super Saiyan Goku's at the moment.

During his battle with Shallot, Giblet revealed his fury over death of their ancestors at the hands of evil Saiyans and that he is resolved is to kill the descendants of the evil Saiyans in order to restore the "true" Saiyan way.[2]

Biography

Background

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Giblet and Shallot discuss Super Saiyan God

In his original time Giblet fought the evil Saiyans alongside his twin brother Shallot. At one point Giblet explained to Shallot that the power they needed to obtain to defeat the evil Saiyans was Super Saiyan God, explaining to Shallot that they both possess the potential to become Super Saiyan Gods, due to possessing the same righteous will, declaring them the rightful successors due to the blood of the Super Saiyan God running through their veins.

Dragon Ball Legends

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Shallot vs Giblet SSG

Giblet and Shallot's "battle of gods"

Giblet is drawn from the past into the Tournament of Time. During the tournament Giblet arrives to kill Shallot - whom he deems the "blood of the defeated" - but is stopped by Goku - who he refers to as the "blood of the tainted", acknowledging that he is currently weaker than Super Saiyan Goku, Giblet retreats. Later Giblet finds Turles - weakened from earlier battles - and eliminates him, lamenting that the current state of the Saiyans is dismal and planning to bring them back to the correct path.

Eventually, Giblet goes to confront Shallot after he has achieved Super Saiyan God, and reveals that he too can use the form. The two battle and prove evenly matched.

Power

In Part 1, Giblet is described by Jaco to be a “born killer”, as he is easily able to beat up Shallot. However, the hooded man admits to his power not holding a candle to Super Saiyan Goku’s power as is. In Part 3, he is shown to possess enough power to nearly kill Bardock. In his base form he has an advantage over Super Saiyan Shallot. Babidi has stated that in terms of power, Giblet has the advantage over Super Saiyan 2 Shallot though his power is still under that of Super Saiyan 3 Shallot.

Giblet achieves the Super Saiyan God form and proves to be on par with Shallot in Super Saiyan God.

Abilities

  • Flight - The ability to fly through the use of ki.
  • Ki Blast - The most basic form of energy wave.
  • Rapid Movement - The use of high-speed movement to create an illusion of teleportation. Used by Shallot dodge Super Saiyan Goku's attack and get behind him.
  • Full Power Charge - Like every other playable character in Dragon Ball Legends, Shallot is capable of charging his Ki.
  • Saiyan Power - A genetic trait that continually lets a Saiyan increase in performance against adversity, either by recovering from great injuries or enduring great struggle in battle.
  • Wild Cannon - A green/yellow ki projectile fired with one arm, and Giblet's signature technique.
  • Rising Rush - A combination rush attack used by all characters in Dragon Ball Legends, utilizing a normal combo, the four currently drawn Arts Cards, and finally an ultimate by each remaining Team Member.

Super Saiyan God

Main article: Super Saiyan God

Super Saiyan God Giblet

Giblet as a Super Saiyan God

Giblet attains the Super Saiyan God form through unknown means, before Shallot did. In this state, he is powerful to match Super Saiyan God Shallot.

Dark Ki

Main article: Dark Ki Giblet is capable of using an improved version of the mysterious brainwashed technique on his own to increase his power. In this state, he becomes surrounded by a dark aura and red lightning and his power is on par with a Super Saiyan 3 Shallot, though it should be noted that Shallot was already tired from his fight with Majin Buu. Despite this form's power, it is still much weaker then Goku's Super Saiyan God form.

Voice Actors

List of characters killed by Giblet

  • Turles - Killed Turles from before The Tree of Might, sending him back to his proper time with no memories of the tournament.
  • Babidi

Trivia

  • Giblet's name presumably comes from chives or "Ciboulette" (シブレット Shiburetto), an edible herb closely related to shallots.
    • His name is also similar to "Giblets", a type of meat.
  • Prior to his identity being revealed, Whis suspects this may be Shallot from another time, but with his memories intact. Beerus also suspects that he is a being in a situation similar to Goku Black.
  • Giblet's relationship with Shallot mirrors Raditz relationship with Goku, as both are abusive towards their amnesiac brothers for their weakness. Also both Raditz & Giblet are genocidal (for different reasons) as Raditz sought to exterminate the Earthlings and his Saiyan-Earthling hybrid nephew Gohan, while Giblet seeks to eliminate the descendants of the Evil Saiyans responsible for the genocide of the Super Saiyan God (race).

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