"I knew I should've joined that Ginyu fitness club last year, but no... I had to go on that stupid chili burger diet."
Guldo (グルド Gurudo, lit. "Gurd") is the smallest and least physically powerful member of the Ginyu Force. Guldo possesses some psychic abilities, including being able to stop time for as long as he can hold his breath; this seems to be one of the primary reasons he has attained membership to the Ginyu Force. In battle, Guldo is cowardly, and desperate, resorting to different tactics to defeat his enemies.
Guldo is a short round alien with light green skin and four eyes (two small ones located like a humans eyes and two much larger eyes located at the sides of his head). He wears a white variant of the regular custom armor Frieza's army wears, but does not carry a scouter due to his head structure. Being a member of the Ginyu Force, he has the Ginyu Force symbol on one of his armor's chest plates.
Guldo displays a strong hatred towards Saiyans, especially Vegeta due to negative past conflicts between the two (only shown in the original anime). He has little respect for them as warriors. Guldo especially shows his desire to destroy his hated adversary when he has to play Rock-Paper-Scissors with Recoome, Jeice and Burter, and hopes to win so he can crush Vegeta after all these years of waiting. Guldo seems to have an inferiority complex, being the weakest member, and becomes cowardly and desperate when things do not go his way, sometimes resorting to moves and tactics he has not used in a long time. He is also quite out of shape.
Like the other members of the Ginyu Force, Guldo's special powers originated during his childhood. He realized he had psychic powers as a child, and caused mischief like lifting up girls' skirts and stealing whatever toys he wanted.
At some point Guldo became a part of the Galactic Frieza Army. Guldo was the last member to join the Ginyu Force, in his membership test he had to fight against Burter, Jeice, Recoome, and Ginyu to see if he was worthy to join. He fought alongside a partner (as new recruits were allowed one helper) and managed to prove his worth, thus being given membership.
After he became a member of the Ginyu Force, it is shown in an anime only flashback Guldo has, that he has heavy loathing of Vegeta after the Saiyan Prince insulted him by saying that he suffers from bad breath (Vegeta says he does not understand why Frieza put a "four eyes frog face" like him on the Ginyu Force in the Ocean dub, and Vegeta calls him a "four eyed freak" in the Funimation dub). Guldo was about to strike when Frieza interfered, asking Vegeta to help him conquer a planet and disgracing Guldo's judgment. This causes Guldo to hold a grudge against Vegeta.
In Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2, it is revealed that Guldo is not against joining Cooler's Armored Squadron as he says "If I do well, this could be my chance to join the Armored Squad..." in his pre-match dialog when facing Cooler.
At least a year before they went to Namek, Guldo was invited to join the Ginyu Fitness Club, but he declined and decided to go on a Chili Burger diet. This decision would come back to haunt him later as it proved to cost him stamina.
Dragon Ball Z
Upon their arrival on Namek under Frieza's orders, Guldo and the other members of the Ginyu Force find Vegeta, Krillin and Gohan trying to make a wish with the Dragon Balls, however, when Vegeta tries to throw one away, Burter shows his remarkable speed by catching it. Vegeta then orders Krillin to destroy the Dragon Ball he was holding, Krillin tries to do so but Guldo intervenes by stopping time and taking the ball out of his hands.They then play a game of Rock-Paper-Scissors in order to decide who gets to fight Vegeta and who gets stuck with the "trash," Gohan, and Krillin. Recoome wins outright, and Guldo, as the runner-up, fights Gohan and Krillin, much to his displeasure. However, their speed and strength catches Guldo off guard, forcing him to resort to sneak attacks and time-freezing. Every time Guldo tries to use the Time Freeze technique, Gohan and Krillin are too close for comfort, which makes Guldo resort to running away every time, usually running out of breath even faster, due to his bad health. Finally, after realizing using the Time Freeze technique is going to get him nowhere, he now prepares to use the full extent of his psychic powers. Using his mental capabilities, Guldo reverts to his mind freeze technique in order to physically paralyze their bodies, rendering them helpless.
Now laughing instead of running, Guldo uses his telekinetic abilities to lift a tree, as he prepares to throw the sharp trunk straight towards Krillin, which will impale him. As he prepares to finish them off, however, Vegeta unexpectedly steps in and saves them by brutally cutting off Guldo's head (Vegeta does this with a sideways chop in the manga, while he uses a ki blast in the anime). Guldo's severed head rolls on the ground and lives long enough to curse Vegeta for interfering, complaining that what Vegeta did was cheap, and unfair. Afterwards, the Saiyan Prince disintegrates his head with another blast (in the Ocean dub, his decapitation is edited out; merely depicted as Guldo collapsing to the ground, his head still attached to his neck. His whole body is caught in the explosion, but, as was the case with Recoome, apparently still intact, the same as Dende when Frieza killed him).
Later, in an anime-only arc, Guldo goes to King Kai's Planet with Recoome, Jeice and Burter. There, he attacks Chiaotzu. The dead Z Fighters first thought that the Ginyu Force were too strong for them, as they heard from King Kai that even Vegeta was defeated by them. After Tien Shinhan defeats Burter and Jeice, and Yamcha defeats Recoome, Chiaotzu overcomes his fear of the smelly deceased fighter and does so as well by blasting Guldo away in the Bloody Pond. During the battle, Chiaotzu was constantly mocking Guldo about his bad breath.
Majin Buu Saga
Later in filler scenes, Guldo appears along with the other Ginyu Force members, Frieza, Super Cell, and King Cold. They were torturing some ogres for information in order to obtain a means out of Hell. Goku still defeats him and the other members of the Ginyu Force with one blow each; In the case of Guldo, an elbow to the head. After Guldo fell into the Bloody Pond with Recoome, Burter, Jeice, and Cell, Pikkon threw them out with a tornado attack, impaling them on a mountain of needles. They were then locked up in a prison cell along with Frieza and King Cold. Later on, Guldo is also seen in Hell while watching the battle between Kid Buu and Goku amongst many villains.
Dragon Ball Super
"Future" Trunks Saga
Main article: "Future" Trunks SagaWhen Goku and Krillin were sent into a forest to retrieve a special herb for Master Roshi, an illusion of Guldo and many other villains from the Z-Fighters' past show up to challenge the duo.
Dragon Ball GT
Super 17 Saga
Main article: Super 17 Saga
Guldo makes a small cameo appearance in Dragon Ball GT, escaping from Hell with many other villains, shortly before being defeated once again.
Main article: Dragon Ball Super: Broly
Guldo and the rest of the Ginyu Force are present during King Cold and Frieza's visit to Planet Vegeta to inform the Saiyan Army of King Cold's plans to retire and handing over control of his empire to Frieza.
Other Dragon Ball Stories
Several events of the Battle on Planet Namek involving Guldo are altered slightly. For example, Guldo uses his Time Freeze to steal both the One-Star and Four-Star Namekian Dragon Balls instead of just the Four-Star Namekian Dragon Ball as Vegeta never throws the One-Star Dragon Ball thus no need for Butter to catch it. Additionally, Captain Ginyu plans on taking on Vegeta, only for Recoome and Guldo to remind him that he had all the fun last time and so Captain Ginyu orders Guldo to take on Krillin and Gohan while Recoome takes on Vegeta instead of having them along with Jeice and Burter play Rock-Paper-Scissors to determine who will face them. Finally, Guldo is defeated by Gohan and Krillin, dying as a result of the injuries he sustained in battle with them.
- Manga and Anime
Guldo is the weakest member of the group; Vegeta commented on how he has low battle strength but relied on telekinesis. Krillin also comments that Guldo isn't that great and he wonders why he is among the Ginyu Force. Before being attacked by Gohan and Krillin, Guldo was confident he could win. However, once the battle began, he was unable to follow or defend against their attacks at which point they both had power levels over 10,000. However, despite this lack of power he is clearly fast enough to keep pace with his fellow Ginyu Force members.
In the Other World Saga, Guldo appears to have gotten much stronger, as Goku has to power up in order to deal with him together with Recoome, Jeice and Burter. Frieza is also shocked that Goku was able to beat them all so easily.
- Video games
In Dragon Ball Z II: Gekishin Freeza, Guldo's battle power is 19,000.
In Dragon Ball Z: Super Saiya Densetsu, Guldo's power level is 13,500.
In Dragon Ball Z: Goku Gekitōden, Guldo's power level is 11,850.
In Dragon Ball Z: The Anime Adventure Game, Guldo's power level is 12,000.
- Flight – The ability to fly with the use of ki.
- Ki Blast – The most basic form of energy attack.
- Survivability - Similar to his master Frieza, Guldo is able to survive horrific injures and continue to function as shown by ability to live and speak after he was decapitated by Vegeta. It is unknown if this ability is common among Bas or the result of him being a mutant. It is also unknown if he can survive other horrific injuries beyond decapitation.
- Telekinesis – A technique that allows the user to manipulate objects and other people with the power of one's mind.
- Guldo Special – First, Guldo curls his fingers and powers up. Then, he fires a white-clear beam that paralyzes the opponent by surrounding them with a purple cloud-like aura. Guldo then summons a tree trunk skewer, and he launches it at the opponent with his telekinesis to inflict a high amount of damage.
- Psycho Javelin – The user grabs a sharp object via telekinesis to utilize as a skewer and launches it at the opponent.
- Time Freeze – the special ability to temporarily stop time, which allows the user to escape an opponent and hide when they find themselves losing a fight.
- Psycho Escape - The user paralyzes the opponent (or opponents energy waves) with Time Freeze or Telekinesis to evade attacks or to safely retreat from the opponent while they are restrained.
- Bad Breath – While Guldo technically does not use this in his advantage, Guldo possesses very bad breath.
- Punishment of 100 Blows – Guldo says "I’ll beat you within an inch of your life!" as he paralyzes the opponent, and punches and kicks the opponent repeatedly, inflicting a great amount of damage.
- Eye Lasers – The user shoots laser-like beams from both eyes.
- Fighting Pose – Special poses that have different purposes and effects.
- SP Fighting Pose 3 – One of his fighting poses. It is a Blast 1 in the Budokai Tenkaichi series, as well as a Super Attack named Guldo Pose in the Raging Blast series.
- Guldo Fighting Pose – Guldo takes on a pose that freezes time if Guldo is hit while using it, and Guldo will move away from the opponent. Used in Battle of Z.
- M.Soundwave – A horrible sound. One of Guldo's techniques in Dragon Ball Z: Legendary Super Warriors.
- Full Power Energy Blast Volley – Used in the Budokai Tenkaichi series. In Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2, he uses a variation called Psycho Triangle when Ginyu summons him.
- Consecutive Energy Blast - One of Guldo's Super Skills in the Xenoverse series.
- Bloody Sauce - A dark energy sphere Super Skill that splits into multiple spheres that can randomly poison or slow down an opponent hit. One of Dark Guldo's Super Skills granted via Villainous Mode.
- Fusion - In Dragon Ball Fusions, Guldo can preform several different types of fusion.
- Fusion Dance - A short series of poses that are performed by two characters of equal power levels and roughly equal size.
- Villainous Mode
Main article: Villainous Mode A dark power-up state granted to Guldo via Dark Magic or via consuming the Fruit of the Tree of Might (Demon Realm) that makes a warrior stronger than they were historically. This power up causes his eyes to glow red and he emits a sinister purple aura. An Awoken Skill used by Dark Guldo in Xenoverse 2.
Video Game Appearances
- Dragon Ball Z II: Gekishin Freeza
- Dragon Ball Z: Super Saiya Densetsu
- Dragon Ball Z: Super Gokuden: Kakusei-Hen
- Dragon Ball Z: Goku Gekitōden
- Dragon Ball Z: The Legend
- Dragon Ball Z: Legendary Super Warriors
- Dragon Ball Z: Budokai
- Dragon Ball Z: Sagas
- Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors
- Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2
- Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi
- Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2
- Dragon Ball Z TV game
- Dragon Ball Z: Battle Taikan Kamehameha 2 - Ossu Omee Gokū Tenkaichi Budōkai
- Dragon Ball Z: Bakuretsu Impact
- Dragon Ball Z: Harukanaru Densetsu
- Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3
- Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team
- Dragon Ball: Raging Blast
- Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2
- Dragon Ball Kai: Ultimate Butōden
- Dragon Ball Heroes
- Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z
- Dragon Ball Xenoverse
- Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden
- Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle
- Dragon Ball Fusions
- Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
- Dragon Ball Legends
- Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
- Japanese: Kōzō Shioya, Yasuhiro Takato (DB Kai)
- German dub: Marco Kröger
- Hebrew dub: Shmil Ben-Ari (episode 62); Tzvika Shatsberg (onwards)
- Latin American Spanish dub: Ricardo Hill (DBZ) and Ricardo Mendoza (DBZ Kai)
- Portuguese dub: Ricardo Spínola
- Brazilian Portuguese dub: Ivo Roberto "Tatu"
- Dragon Ball Z
- Guldo vs. Gohan and Krillin
- Guldo vs. Chiaotzu (anime only)
- Guldo, Recoome, Jeice, and Burter vs. Goku (Super Saiyan Power) (anime only)
- Dragon Ball Super
- Guldo (illusion), Tambourine (illusion), King Piccolo (illusion), Vegeta (illusion), Nappa (illusion), Ginyu (illusion), Burter (illusion), Jeice (illusion), Recoome (illusion), Frieza (Final Form) (illusion), Cell (Perfect Form) (illusion), Super Buu (illusion), Dabura (illusion), Raditz (illusion), Bulma (illusion), and Super Shenron (illusion) vs. Goku (Base/Super Saiyan/Super Saiyan 3/Super Saiyan Blue) and Krillin
- Guldo's literal Japanese name is Gurudo, which is derived from yōguruto (yogurt). He is called Gurd in the Viz manga to reflect the latter pun.
- In the manga, Guldo's execution is a bit different. Vegeta swipes at Guldo's neck with his arm, shredding off his head from his body, not blasting him with a beam of Ki.
- In the manga, Guldo is the only member of the Ginyu Force who has never met Goku (in the anime only, Goku fights Guldo in the episode "Warriors of the Dead", easily defeating him with one blow).
- Guldo does not use his Time Freeze technique while in Other World, though he does attempt to use the Mind Freeze against Chiaotzu, who attacks him before he is able to trap him.
- In the episode "Time Tricks and Body Binds", when Recoome and Burter bet on who they think is going to win, Burter thinks Guldo will lose and Recoome thinks Guldo will win. However, when it seems like Guldo is going to win, Burter and Recoome both act as if Burter thought Guldo would win and Recoome thought Guldo would lose. It is unclear whether this is an error or whether this was done to enhance the Ginyu Force's reputations as goofballs. In the redub, however, the bet is changed to how long Gohan and Krillin last against him, and Burter wins fair and square (in another dub, when Guldo wins, Recoome forgets who he bet on, and Burter takes advantage of the situation and tricks Recoome into thinking he won).
- A minor inconsistency can be seen when Gohan flies back toward the ship during Goku's fight with Frieza, passing by the corpses of Burter, Recoome, and Guldo. Guldo's head still appears to be intact, even after it was destroyed. There is also an error in the first edited dub version. They digitally added his body (facing the wrong direction too) back onto his head when Vegeta blasted it away, yet later you can still see his body, face down this time, despite it being supposedly obliterated.
- Guldo is never seen wearing a scouter, presumably because a normal scouter would not fit on his head properly, due to the size of his four eyes. It is also stated in the manga that Guldo is unaware of the ability to sense ki, so this leads to further confusion as to why he does not wear any kind of scouter, though it is possible he can detect enemies using his psychic abilities.
- In Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, while talking to the Future Warrior on Frieza's Spaceship, Guldo reveals that the reason he doesn't wear a scouter is that none of them will fit his head properly and wishes someone within the Frieza Force would develop a Scouter model customized to fit him (and presumably for other Bas members of Frieza's army who would lack scouters for the same reason).
- In Dragon Ball Online, Guldo's wish would later partially come true in the years after his death, cause in Age 1000, Bas members Frieza Force are depicted wearing Scouters designed to fit them.
- Guldo is actually the weakest member of the Ginyu Force, but due to his psychic capabilities, he can be considered a very dangerous opponent.
- Guldo also shares some traits with his master Frieza, as both are mutant members of their respective races, possess strong psychic abilities, and shown to be capable of surviving severe injures and still function (as Guldo was able to speak and think even after being beheaded by Vegeta). However, in Frieza's case his psychic abilities and survivability are all shown to be greater or more advanced than Guldo's, as he can move mountains with his psychic abilities and can survive being cut to pieces.
- Despite his weakness, Guldo is the first character shown to be capable of manipulating time via his Time Freeze, the second being Whis via his Warp and Temporal Do-Over techniques, the third being the Supreme Kai of Time Chronoa, and fourth being Hit via Time-Skip.
- In Xenoverse 2, when Fifth Form Cooler fights Guldo, he has special dialog where he belittles Frieza for allowing someone as weak as Guldo into the Ginyu Force, demonstrating his contempt for Guldo's low power level.
- ↑ Dragon Ball Z: Legendary Super Warriors, 2002
- ↑ Dragon Ball Z: The Anime Adventure Game
- ↑ Dragon Ball Z: Super Saiya Densetsu strategy guide, 1992
- ↑ Dragon Ball Xenoverse, 2015
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Dragon Ball manga, Chapter 274, page 11. manga.animea.
- ↑ Dragon Ball GT Perfect Files, 1997
- ↑ "Five Deadly Fighters"