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Heaven (天国 Tengoku), called Upper World by Viz Media, is a gigantic planet in the Other World, covered with flowers and other plants.

Overview

A garden in Heaven

The planet resembles Earth, and has a strange glow around it. Most of the planet's inhabitants have ghostly tails as they have not been allowed to keep their bodies in death.

Heaven is seen during the Great Saiyaman Saga, where King Kai and Goku meet South Kai and Papoi. It is also seen during the Fusion Saga when Bulma, Chi-Chi, Videl and Dabura are looking for Gohan, who they think is dead. It is seen once again in the Kid Buu Saga where Dabura bids farewell to Bulma, Chi-Chi and Videl after they were brought back to life with the Namekian Dragon Balls.

Several years later, in Dragon Ball GT, Piccolo is sent to Heaven when he sacrifices himself when the Earth explodes and was allowed to keep his body but he soon forces King Yemma to send him to Hell when he starts blasting his surroundings.

Known Residents

Video Game Appearances

Heaven can be visited in Dragon Ball Z: Buu's Fury. However, less emphasis is put on this place than in the anime.

In Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai - Another Road, it is revealed that Future Bardock resides in the Heaven of Future Trunks' timeline (which Xenoverse 2 implies is not part of the official history due to Fu noting that the anomalous Future Janemba he created was never appeared in official history of the future timeline) depicted within the game's storyline.

In Xenoverse 2 as part of the Legendary Pack 1 DLC, Future Gohan ends up leaving Heaven to deal with the chaos caused by the anomalous Future Janemba. By the time he manages to reach Hell, he has lost his Halo much like the villains who escaped Hell did in Fusion Reborn indicating he may have gone or found himself on Earth (due to Janemba's effecting the barrier between the living world and Other World) before going to Hell to aid Future Pikkon. Alternatively, Fu's alterations resurrected him without Future Janemba's involvement.

Trivia

  • Although it is called "Heaven", its function in the Dragon Ball series is more comparable to Limbo as it is accessible to those who, while having done good deeds, have not done enough to keep their bodies in the afterlife. The location also bears a resemblance to the Ancient Greek concept of Asphodel Fields, in which those who have done good deeds but have never managed to carry out heroic acts are destined to reach.
    • Dabura is the only explicitly evil character known to have been sent to heaven as being a demon from Demon Realm, Dabura would enjoy Hell so King Yemma sent him to heaven as a form of punishment. Ironically, Dabura himself become a good person while in heaven though his punishment was implied in the manga.

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