Granolah (グラノラ Guranora) is the sole survivor of the Cerealian race that was annihilated by the Saiyan Army and a bounty hunter employed by the Heeter Force. Motivated by his desire for revenge, he seeks to gain more power in order to kill the tyrant Frieza and avenge his people.
Granolah has light skin, wavy green hair, one dark green eye and one red eye, and wears what appears to be a buckled leather eyepatch with a dial over his right eye. The rest of his attire consists of a dark yellowish-green shirt under a green coat with yellow buttons, a long gray scarf, a dual-buckled belt, and dark yellowish-green gloves and boots (with buckled belts around both).
Granolah is a stern, serious individual, coming off as uninviting and cold but also withholding a great ambition.
Granolah holds a deep love for his people, and is constantly haunted in his dreams by the memory of the Frieza Force arriving and the Saiyans transforming into Great Apes while destroying his city, leading to an obsession with avenging his fall brethren and a seething hatred for Frieza and the invading Saiyans who eradicated his fellow Cerealians. Part of the reason Granolah and Monaito reside in a mountaintop home is because it gives him a clear view of his hometown's remains, and serves as a constant reminder to himself of what the Saiyans and the Frieza Force did to his planet.
Granolah's determination was halted by both Monaito's words and the news of Planet Vegeta's destruction and Frieza's death, nearly leading to Granolah giving up his quest for vengeance, until news of Frieza's resurrection reached him, renewing his determination to train hard and take Frieza down. This desire for revenge is strong enough to overrule his sense of reason, as he becomes impatient with Elec about Frieza's whereabouts and only calms down after being overpowered and detained by Gas, and again when he is willing to pilfer the Two-Star Cereal Dragon Ball to have his wish for power granted instead of training.
Despite these obsessive traits, Granolah is not without heart. Even though he goes against Monaito's warning about seeking revenge, Granolah still goes out of his way to care for and generally listen to the Namekian.
Many decades ago, Granolah lived on Cereal with his people, the Cerealians. One day, the Cerealian homeworld was attacked and conquered by the Frieza Force and its Saiyan Army. Using the full moon, the Saiyans transformed into Great Apes and annihilated nearly all of the population and their cities. The young and frightened Granolah ran inside of an abandoned building to hide, only to be discovered by a Great Ape with a scar on its face. Somehow, Granolah managed to survive the genocide of his race, but the experience left him haunted with nightmares that lasted into adulthood. This instilled Granolah with an obsessive desire for revenge against Frieza and the Saiyans, to such an extent that he deliberately chose a house in the mountains where he could view the remains of his hometown as a reminder of his past. At some point in his life, he met the Namekian Monaito and they began to live together. He also made an acquaintance with an individual named Oatmeel, and started an occupation as a bounty hunter working under the Heeters family, taking jobs in order to make a living.
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Granolah the Survivor Saga
Main article: Granolah the Survivor Saga Granolah's most recent job involves the pursuit and capture of Goichi's OG Soldier, OG73i, which Heeters leader Elec plans to use for intel. With Oatmeel's help, Granolah tracks down Goichi's ship to a remote corner of the universe far from Earth to find OG73-i. As he boards Goichi's ship, Oatmeel warns Granolah to be careful, as they don't how many enemies are on board. Granolah understands and asks Oatmeel to prepare to provide him support. Goichi is quickly alerted by Granolah's intrusion and sends his guards after him, but Granolah easily defeats the guards by shocking them with his Stun Gun and continues into the ship.
In desperation, Goichi activates all of his OG Soldiers (all having received copies of Seven-Three's data and thus possess equivalent capabilities) to dispatch him. Granolah asks Oatmeel to run a scan and find out which OG unit is their target. Oatmeel informs Granolah that none of the OG Soldiers who approached him are the target, so Granolah defeats them all by shooting Finger Beams at the crystals in their heads. After making his way to a room full of OG Soldiers, Oatmeel informs Granolah that Seven-Three is the OG Soldier inside of a Medical Machine in the center. This causes Granolah to crack a smile. After taking Seven-Three, Granolah heavily damaged Goichi's ship, preventing them from following his ship.
Later, Granolah wakes up screaming, terrified from a nightmare of his race's destruction. Oatmeel asks Granolah if he had that dream again, and Granolah confirms. He hastily checks on Seven-Three and asks if they have been followed, but Oatmeel reassures him that the android is in stable condition and that Goichi and his followers couldn't follow them after the destruction he caused on their ship. Oatmeel says that it will take a while to reach the Heeters' Base and suggests that Granolah goes into cold sleep (a form of suspended animation), but he declines, insisting that he is wide awake now. Oatmeel asks if he still despises the Frieza Force and Granolah says he does. Oatmeel says that Frieza died several years ago and the remnants of his army are but a shadow of their former glory, but they can't understand why Granolah is still obsessed and insists that he move on. Granolah says that he should try, since it was the apes in Frieza's army that slaughtered his fellow Cerealians and, apparently, they were wiped out by a giant meteor shortly afterwards (Unaware, that this was a lie fabricated by Frieza). Granolah says that he lost both the targets for his revenge, but can't understand why he is still plagued with nightmares. Oatmeel asks if he's referring to the Saiyans and Granolah confirms it.
After a long journey, Granolah finally arrives at the Heeters' base and hauls Seven-Three into the fortress. Another bounty hunter named Soshiru passes by and greets Granolah after seeing him carry in his target, but the Cerealian ignores him. Soshiru recognizes Seven-Three as the artificial lifeform that Elec wants and inquires how he captured him. The greedy bounty hunter suggests they pretend that they captured Seven-Three together and split the prize, as his previous target didn't make him much money, while eagerly examining the android. Irritated, Granolah points his fingers at Soshiru's head and warns him not to touch Seven-Three, otherwise, he'll give his head to Elec for payment. Soshiru hastily replies that he was joking and Granolah continues inside the fortress.
In Elec's throne room, Granolah offers Seven-Three to the Heeters. Elec asks Oil to confirm it, and, after examination, he replies that it is indeed Seven-Three. Elec congratulates Granolah, but the Cerealian demands his payment. Maki gives Granolah a bag full of their currency. Granolah asks Elec if he will create an army using Seven-Three like Goichi. Elec laughs and says he has no need for soldiers because the Heeters don't command armies, and if they did need more numbers, they'll simply hire the best soldiers that money can buy. Elec claims that with enough money, there is nothing you can't have, which Granolah agrees with. Elec claims that real power comes from money and intel, and the one with the most information controls the universe and Seven-Three is full of useful information. Granolah says that he only cares about his reward and asks for another assignment. Elec says they don't have any assignments at the moment, because the state of the universe is shifting, due to Frieza's resurrection.
Shocked, Granolah asks how this is possible, but Elec has no idea. Elec says that the Frieza Force's return is bad for business, as people will become frightened and less willing to make deals. Elated, Granolah believes that this is his chance to avenge his people and desperately demands for Frieza's location so he can kill the tyrant. Elec tells him not to bother, as Frieza had come back far stronger than before, leading to Granolah angrily marching up to his throne before Gas pins him down. Elec says that Granolah is hotheaded and he knows about his grudge against the Frieza Force, but his revenge requires time and planning. Elec tells Granolah to wait until they are ready to help him, as the Frieza Force is their common enemy. Granolah begrudgingly agrees and Elec tells Gas to let him go. While the Cerealian gathers his money, Elec tells him to go home and calm down. Before leaving, Granolah asks that they contact him if there's another job.
Outside, Oatmeel asks Granolah to explain himself as he doesn't usually let Elec get the last word. Granolah angrily curses Frieza and vows to exact his vengeance by personally killing the tyrant. Oatmeel insists that he remain calm and suggests that he treat himself with his earnings. Unbeknownst to Granolah, the Heeters have become wary of his ever-growing strength and plan to have him killed by Frieza.
In their ship, Oatmeel tells Granolah to rest up as it will take two days to reach Cereal. Suddenly, Granolah hears a loud noise and turns to find Soshiru, who gathered his allies to rob him of his bounty. Granolah lands his ship on a nearby asteroid to hide from his pursuers. However, the bounty hunters follow him and search his ship. He lures the group to the cockpit by speaking through his eyepatch and incapacitates most of Soshiru's allies by sniping them with his stun gun. Soshiru is shocked that Granolah can snipe without his goggles, and Oatmeel explains that the Cerealian's right eyes are especially adapted to sniping, and Granolah's abilities are superior to the others. Granolah holsters his gun and threatens to kill Soshiru with a Finger Beam. The bounty hunter surrenders and apologizes, and gives Granolah his pocket change, before leaving with his allies.
Granolah returns to his ship and puts his eyepatch back on, with Oatmeel praising his sniping abilities. Granolah downplays this, acknowledging that he missed one of Soshiru's men. Granolah admits that he isn't strong enough to defeat Frieza, and must gain more power than anyone to avenge the Cerealian race.
After arriving on Cereal, Granolah lands his ship in a Sugarian city. The Sugarians welcome Granolah back and the Cerealian asks them to fix the left wing of his ship, which was damaged during his fight with Soshiru. One Sugarian asks Granolah when he expects to leave again, but Cerealian says that he won't have any jobs for a while and they can take their time, while giving them some of his currency. The Sugarian tells Granolah to take some time off for himself, and he agrees. Granolah goes to a nearby store and buys food and water for himself and Monaito. The clerk asks about the elder Namekian and why he doesn't come into the city anymore. Granolah explains that his leg giving him trouble because of his advanced age. He also mentions that Monaito is over 500 years old, but his people naturally have long lifespans. The clerk asks why they live alone in the mountains, as the Sugarians would accept them into their city with open arms, but Granolah says that their city wouldn't suit them. Granolah takes his food and bids the clerk farewell, but not before the Sugarian offers him an extra bottle of water, free of charge. Granolah accepts and the clerk tells him to give his regards to Monaito.
As Granolah walks home through the mountains, Oatmeel asks why he doesn't live amongst the Sugarians. Granolah explains that the Heeters built their city for them, so it's not meant for him. Oatmeel confusedly asks if the planet was not once home to the Cerealians. Granolah explains that forty years ago, after his world was ravaged by the Frieza Force, the Heeters arrived and started rebuilding the planet. The Sugarians originally came from another planet that was destroyed and roamed through space, before paying the Heeters to settle on Cereal. Granolah says that since the Sugarians arrived and made Cereal their home, he and Monaito decided to live in the mountains. Oatmeel realizes they distanced themselves in pursuit of amenable cohabitation. Granolah adds that he can also see the remains of his hometown from the top of the mountain and he lives here to constantly remind himself of what the Saiyans did to his planet.
After arriving home, Granolah greets Monaito and gives him some water. The elder Namekian thanks Granolah for being so good to him. While they eat, Granolah mentions that their friend at shop said hi and gave him an extra bottle of water. Monaito says that he hasn't gone into the city in a while and the Sugarians treat them quite nicely. Granolah says they probably feel bad about moving onto their planet when they were here first. The Namekian says they shouldn't feel bad, as he has no complaints about his current lifestyle. Monaito asks Granolah if he has anymore jobs, but the Cerealian replies that since Frieza came back to life, the Heeters are laying low for now, which means no jobs for him. Monaito asks if the Heeters put a bounty on Frieza's head, but Granolah replies no and the Heeters aren't eager to mess with the Frieza Force. Granolah adds that he will take down Frieza and his army, with or without a reward. Monaito is against this, as he isn't strong enough to fight Frieza. Granolah says he may have to resort to using the Cereal Dragon Balls and looks at the One-Star Ball in their possesion. Monaito disagrees and says that the Dragon Balls weren't made to take revenge. Granolah understands and says that he would need both Dragon Balls to make a wish anyway. Monaito says that the other one has been lost for forty years, likely never to be seen again, and Granolah says he'd need to search the entire planet for one tiny ball. Monaito tells Granolah that the Dragon Balls began as part of a ritual to celebrate brave Namekian warriors, not to fulfill selfish desires, which the Cerealian reluctantly accepts.
Monaito informs Granolah that a tribe of Namekians settled on Cereal years ago, but now he is the only remaining member of that tribe and when he passes away, the Dragon Balls will go with him. Granolah suggests that he look for the other Dragon Ball and wish for their planet to be restored to the way it was fifty years ago. Monaito asks what will happen to the kind Sugarians who settled here, since they cannot force them off of their new home. Granolah says that Frieza and his army must be eliminated then. Monaito denies this again, saying revenge isn't the way, as it will only lead to more enemies. Granolah reluctantly accepts this. Monaito tells him to give up the Dragon Balls and enjoy the hand they've been dealt, before going to sleep.
At night, Granolah observes the Dragon Ball while his television plays in the background. When the news turns on, the reporter says that a local boy found a strange orb in a crevice while hunting bugs in the mountains. Specialists at the Sugarian's institute say that the orb may not originate from Cereal and are currently conducting research on it. Granolah immediately recognizes the orb as the Two-Star Ball. Realizing this is his chance to have his wish granted, Granolah heads into the city to steal the Dragon Ball. Wearing a mask to hide his face, Granolah breaks into the institution and takes the ball, before escaping into the mountains as the alarm goes off.
Oatmeel asks Granolah why is he ignoring the elder's warnings, but Granolah says it will be fine and he has a plan. He remembers that Monaito once told them the password to summon the Eternal Dragon and asks Oatmeel to remind him how it goes. Granolah successfully uses the password to summon the Eternal Dragon of Cereal, Toronbo. The dragon tells Granolah that he will grant any one wish if it is within his power. Oatmeel says Granolah doesn't have to state his wish in the Namekian language. Granolah tells Toronbo that he wishes to become the strongest warrior in the universe.
Though he is not shown to be the greatest combatant, as proved when Gas easily pinned him down, Granolah is shown to be a superb sniper, both thanks to his Cerealian right eye and his experience. This allowed him to take down Goichi's guards with his stun gun and his OG Soldiers (all possessing copies of Seven-Three's data, capabilities and newfound power) with Finger Beams, showing that his real strength lies in his sniping prowess.
Granolah believes he may be able to defeat Frieza (unclear if this applies to Frieza's first or final form), though is is told by Elec that he would easily be killed by the present-day Frieza (though Elec later suspects Granolah's potential could lead to him becoming a dangerous factor in their plans, even potentially surpassing Gas). Monaito also believed Granolah did not have the power to tangle with Frieza (as he was before his revival).
Techniques and Special Abilities
- Cerealian Right Eye - As a Cerealian, Granolah possess a special right eye which gives him advanced sniping capabilities, with Granolah specifically having abilities above all others of his kind.
- Electric Shock - Using his stun gun, Granolah fires out a bullet which gives the target an electric shock.
- Finger Beam - Granolah holds out his index and middle finger and releases an energy beam from his fingertips.
- Finger Blitz Barrage - Granolah rapid fires energy beams from his fingertip. He is shown to possess perfect accuracy with this technique.
- Stun Gun - Granolah possess a non-lethal gun which fires a blast which stuns those hit by it.
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- Granolah's name is a pun on granola, a breakfast snack.
- Granolah shares many similarities with Kintoki, a character from one of Akira Toriyama's previous works.