Giin is a tall fish or merman like humanoid with red iris eyes and two fin-shaped ears. He is the only God of Destruction who looks like a conditioned warrior, having a noticeably muscular build.
Giin is a very competent god from the universe which gave birth to Time Travel through mortal hands. He performs his job mercilessly and without discrimination, however he has become bored since there is nothing to destroy, thus he looks forward to the Tournament of Power.
Giin seems to be a very confident and proud of himself, as he widely smiles when his universe is spared by the two Zenos and in response to the conversation of the gods of the four spared universes. In the manga, he is not as confident as in the anime, as he was nervous about the possibility of being erased during the Zen Exhibition Match and breathed a sigh of relief when he found out his universe is exempt from the Tournament of Power and erasure.
He is also clever enough to realize the Grand Minister's intent when he suggested to test the arena for the Tournament of Power alongside Iwan, Liquiir and Arak, knowing beforehand that they would be ordered to rebuild it thus Giin refused to participate stating that the results would be obvious.
He was visibly unnerved by the erasures of Universe 9 and Universe 10. In the manga, he is also grateful that Sidra protected them from Beerus' blast and is noticeably upset at Belmod when he backstabbed Sidra by kicking him out right after saving them.
He, along with Anat, were the only deities out of all of the ones from the exempt universes who smiled upon hearing Android 17's wish to restore the universes that were erased, suggesting that he values life in general.
In the manga, at some point in time Giin participated in the All Universe Hide and Seek Tournament held by Zeno. But when Beerus hid and fell asleep for fifty years during the tournament, it had to be cancelled. Zeno became infuriated over this and Giin and the other Gods of Destruction barely managed to calm him down. Since then Giin and the other gods have felt great disdain towards Beerus.
Dragon Ball Super
Universe Survival Saga
Main article: Universe Survival Saga
In the anime, Giin attends the Zeno Expo, along with Martinu and Agu, representing Universe 12. Later, Giin was shown looking smug as the announcement was made that Universe 12, due to its a high mortal ranking, would be exempted from the Tournament of Power.
In the manga, Giin is summoned by the Grand Minister to Zeno's Palace and is asked to partake in the Zeno Expo between the other Gods of Destruction. He later has a look of relief when the Grand Minister announced his universe as one of the twelve that does not participate in the life-and-death Tournament of Power. Afterwards, he returned to his universe to continue maintain his duties as a God of Destruction.
In the anime, Giin later appears in the Null Realm along Martinu, Ugg, and gods from other universes. Liquiir, Iwan, and Arak spar in the Tournament of Power's arena to test its durability; the arena was made of Kachi Katchin, which was stronger than the Katchin of Universe 7. When Ag asks Giin if he would spar with them, Giin refuses, saying that the results would be obvious. After the Grand Minister asked them to fix the damages, which Liquiir, Iwan, and Arak caused, and improve the arena, he seemed apathetic and is still smiling after witnessing their battle, which resulted in a crater in the center of the arena and a tower falling down.
Giin continues to watch the Tournament of Power alongside Ag and Martinu. He later stands up in recognition of Goku achieving the mastered form of Ultra Instinct.
Dragon Ball Heroes
Universe Creation Saga
Main article: Universe Creation Saga
Giin along with the rest of the Gods of Destruction appear at Capsule Corporation in search of Tokitoki after a prediction is made that a strange bird will appear and be responsible for the destruction of all universes. The Gods of destruction prepare to finish off the defenders of Earth but Beerus halts them, wanting to take responsibility for his own universe. Soon after, with the arrival of Xeno Goku and Xeno Vegeta, their attention is brought to the Universe Tree which is destroying planets. Realising that the matter with the bird is now trivial, the Gods of Destruction return to their own universe.
Main article: Dragon Ball Super: Broly
Giin makes a cameo appearance when Goku mentions the Tournament of Power.
As with all Gods of Destruction, Giin is incredibly powerful, only being surpassed or rivaled in his Universe by his angel/attendant Martinu.
Giin believed that Beerus' Sphere of Destruction would have defeated - or possibly even killed - him and the other Gods of Destruction he was with had it not been for Sidra saving them with a barrier. Near the end of the match, he was one of the defeated Destroyers as only Quitela and Beerus were left standing.
Techniques and Special Abilities
- Flight – The ability to fly with the use of ki.
- Ki Blast – The most basic form of energy wave.
- Hakai - As the God of Destruction, Giin possess the ability to destroy anything, which includes Gods and ghosts.
- Life Link - Giin and Agu's lives are linked to one another, so if one of them dies, the other will die as well (in a manner similar to Piccolo and Kami) in order to prevent an imbalance between the natural forces of creation and destruction which Giin and Ag represent.
- God of Destruction's Gambit - Giin's Super Attack in Dragon Ball Heroes and Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission.
- Continuous Energy Bullet - Only used in the manga.
Video Game Appearances
- Japanese: Yusei Oda
- Funimation dub: Reagan Murdock
- Brazilian Portuguese dub: Diego Lima
- Portugal dub: Romeu Vala
- Latin American Spanish dub: Sergio Gutiérrez Coto
- Italian dub: Vittorio Bestoso
- Polish dub: Patryk Kasper
- German dub: Manolo Palma
- Dragon Ball Super
- Giin vs. Iwan vs. Heles vs. Mule (Mosco) vs. Quitela vs. Arak vs. Champa vs. Beerus vs. Liquiir (Base/Nine-Tails) vs. Sidra vs. Rumsshi vs. Belmod
- Giin's name is directly taken from an alcoholic drink 'Gin', continuing the alcohol name puns that the Gods of Destruction and their attendants possess.
- Giin was designed by Toyotarō.
- Giin and Quitela have exactly the same symbols on their God of Destruction garbs.
- Giin, Beerus, Liquiir and Rumsshi are the only Gods of Destruction who have any muscle mass whatsoever.