"These putrid Humans are but a taste of the endless flesh you will consume once whole again. Together, we shall bring this universe to its knees!"
As a member of the Kashvar, Hoi holds the belief that his kind are the dominant species of the universe, with all other life compared to them being scum and pathetic. It was this belief that lead to the Kashvar's creation of Hirudegarn on Konats which began the Hirudegarn War that lead to Hirudegarn being cut in two by the Konatsian Wizard and his two halves being sealed within Tapion and Minotia.
As the sole survivor of the Kashvar who were hunted down after Hirudegarn was defeated and sealed, Hoi became dedicated to releasing Hirudegarn by freeing the brothers from the music boxes they were sealed in. Eventually, he somehow succeeds to free Minotia allowing Hirudegarn's lower half to escape and kill the boy.
However, to release Tapion, he required the power of Shenron so he manipulates the Saiya Squad and Dragon Team to gather the Dragon Balls and summon the Eternal Dragon. During this time he is shown to be a master manipulator with none of them suspecting his true motives (although Bulma admits later on she did at least suspect he was evil from the start due to his whiskers).
However, once Tapion is freed, Hoi starts to show his true colors and attempts to steal the Hero's Flute after Tapion uses it to foil an attack by Hirudegarn's lower half.
Similar to Babidi, Hoi believes that with Hirudegarn under his control no one can oppose him and in World Mission believes he can rule the cosmos after Hirudegarn is free. However, he overestimates his ability to control Hirudegarn who ends up killing him accidentally in the film.
In World Mission, he temporarily joins forces with Babidi and his minions recognizing it as mutually beneficial as they both seek to let powerful demons loose upon the universe. He also gets along well with Dabura who acts as his intermediary with Babidi, though he dislikes Dabura's habit of toying with his prey though is gleefully fascinated when the sealed Hirudegarn resonates with the dark Ki emitted by Villainous Mode after Dabura empowers himself and his underlings with Dark Magic. Hoi also has a habit of referring to Hirudegarn with different monikers such as the phantom beast, leviathan, and world slayer. He also considers Hirudegarn destruction incarnate. Hoi is shocked when Hirudegarn is destroyed and can hardly believe Hirudegarn had been defeated much less destroyed, before facing reality and realizing his plans had been completely dashed.
Hoi resembles his fellow Kashvar and wears a dark blue cloak similar to those worn by the Kashvar in Tapion's flashback, though he wears a white undershirt and white pants underneath it. He wears a pink ninja-like scarf around his neck, with a red obi, and pointy red shoes.
When he comes to Earth to release Tapion, he wears a tall black hat that covers his receding hairline, a yellow jacket with four brown stripes on the right side where the button that fastens to the left side. He wears a dark purple-grey undershirt and matching pants under it. He wears a different pair of pointy toe shoes.
In both appearances, he has two prominent whiskers on his cheeks, which had Bulma suspecting him of being up to no good from the very start, as she later admitted when Tapion revealed who he actually was.
After Hirudegarn was sealed, Hoi searched far and wide to find the enchanted music boxes that contained Tapion and Minotia. The evil mage manages to find Minotia on a distant planet and frees him, after which Hirudegarn's lower half materializes and kills the boy by crushing him under one of its feet. Off in the distance, Hoi's villainous laugh can be heard during Minotia's death.
Dragon Ball Z
Wrath of the Dragon
Main article: Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon
After his arrival on Earth, Hoi tries to jump out of a building while knowing that Gohan and Videl (as the two Great Saiyamen) would come to his rescue. Then, he proceeds to tell them about Tapion as well as a "crisis that threatens Earth", the "crisis" caused by an "evil" that "will ravage earth [...] consuming all" (Hirudegarn). With this information, he was able to trick the Dragon Team into helping him release Tapion (and Hirudegarn's top half). After failed attempts by Bulma's technical expertise and Goku's sheer strength, the Z Fighters locate the Dragon Balls, and they use them at Capsule Corporation to summon Shenron and release Tapion from his confinement. Even after Tapion is released (showing the truth behind his claims of Tapion's existence), both Gohan and Videl (Videl in particular, who never trusted Hoi to begin with) feel that Hoi is still hiding something from them.
That night, Hoi unleashes the bottom half of Hirudegarn on Satan City (even while not being the whole monster, it was causing massive devastation), with armed forces and eventually Gohan and Videl (as the two Great Saiyamen) attempting to stop its devastating rampage. However, Gohan and Videl are only able to cause minor damage to the lower half of Hirudegarn and it is only Tapion who is able to cause the monster's lower half to retreat. Gohan and Videl do catch a glimpse of Hoi as he heads to Tapion's location.
Later, while Trunks was visiting Tapion, Hoi attempts to steal the Hero's Flute (to destroy it, to prevent Tapion from keeping Hirudegarn sealed away) and tells Trunks that Tapion is the true monster, but Trunks does not believe him and instead gives the flute back to Tapion. Even later that night, Tapion tells Bulma about Hoi's history: about being a member of the Kashvar, their belief in their supremacy in the universe, their systematic attempts to exterminate all races different from their own (believing them inferior and unworthy) and their attempted genocide of the people of Konats (Tapion saying that Hoi along with the other Kashvar), was responsible for the slaughter of half of his entire race, using Hirudegarn as a weapon of extermination). After Hirudegarn was defeated by being horizontally cleaved in two, the two halves were confined inside the two brothers, who were further placed within a pair of music boxes that were sealed and sent to the opposite ends of the farthest galaxies. Bulma expresses anger at Hoi's actions, including his involvement in the possible murder of Minotia. Tapion explains that as long as he stays awake, Hoi cannot free the upper half of Hirudegarn (which is why he had little to no sleep between being freed until this point in time). Bulma tells Tapion that she will build him a chamber that functions the same as the music box, to allow him to sleep while also keeping Hirudegarn's top half contained, preventing Hoi from assembling the complete monster (only asking in return that he spend time with Trunks, something Tapion is happy to do, having grown fond of the boy).
The next night, Hoi unleashes Hirudegarn's lower half on West City once again. This time, the evil wizard allows Hirudegarn to consume humans around the city by absorbing them through his tail. He expresses his contempt for humanity and his intention to bring the universe under his control. He later attempts to free the upper half, but Tapion is able to keep it from escaping. Hoi then brings the lower half to Tapion's location. As Tapion explains, the closer the two halves are to each other, the more powerful each becomes, and the stronger the attraction between them (the harder the effort to prevent them from rejoining at close proximity).
After finally reassembling the complete Hirudegarn, Hoi orders the monster to extinguish all human life on Earth. It is at this point that he reveals that he is the last Kashvar alive. When Tapion plays his ocarina to weaken Hirudegarn, Hoi mocks his efforts and claims that it will not save him any more than it did Minotia, revealing that Minotia is indeed dead by his hand.
After the efforts of Super Saiyan 2 Vegeta, Gohan, Super Saiyan 3 Gotenks, and Super Saiyan 2 Goku seem to be unable to destroy Hirudegarn and put an end to its ruinous rampage, Hoi begins laughing madly, commanding Hirudegarn to continue destroying the inhabitants of Earth. However, Tapion makes a last-ditch effort to stop the monster and begins playing his ocarina to weaken it. Hoi scorns Tapion but becomes shocked when not only is Hirudegarn unable to harm Tapion but is weakened enough to be temporarily sealed within Tapion in entirety. Tapion then asks Trunks to strike his heart with his sword, willing to sacrifice his own life to ensure Hirudegarn's demise. When Trunks seems as though he is going to carry out Tapion's tragic request, Hoi leaps into action to prevent this. However, Trunks' distraught at the prospect of having to kill a friend, causes him to hesitate enough to allow Hirudegarn time to escape. Hoi arrogantly states that he is solely entitled to control Hirudegarn along with all "inferior creatures" that "pollute" the universe which belongs to him. He then orders Hirudegarn to "slaughter them all". Unfortunately for him, Hoi is killed by Hirudegarn when the monster inadvertently crushes him under his foot (ironically the same way that Hoi had Hirudegarn put an end to Minotia), thus killing the last of the Kashvars. Hirudegarn is slain by Goku shortly afterward, bringing a permanent end to the threat that Hoi and his race started in the first place.
Other Dragon Ball Stories
Main article: Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission
- Temporary Alliance with Babidi's Forces
"Dabura: Let's just say... Hoi: ...A temporary alliance works to our mutual benefit. We both have demons to loose upon the universe. I, the phantom beast. He, the ultimate Majin. And now that I've gathered the energy to do just that... uphold your end of the deal, Dabura! Dabura: But, of course. Apprehend those two!"
— Hoi and Dabura explaining their alliance to the heroes in World Mission
In Chapter 2, Sub Chapter 2: "Hero Town in Danger!", due to an anomaly in Age 774 of the SDBH game world timeline, Hoi ends up forming a temporary alliance with the Organization of Babidi with Babidi's top henchman Demon King Dabura acting as an intermediary between them. Hoi and Dabura come to an agreement that Hoi will assist them in gathering energy to revive Majin Buu in exchange for assistance from Dabura, Pui Pui, Spopovich, and Yamu in capturing Hirudegarn's vessels Tapion and Minotia so Hoi can free Hirudegarn's upper and lower halves. While Dabura, Spopovich, and Yamu invade Hero Town in the real world, Hoi and Pui Pui remain in the game world to hunt down Tapion and Minotia.
Hoi and his allies watch from the shadows as Beat and Note, who had followed Dabura and his underlings into the game world, fight Tapion and Minotia. He reveals himself after they stop fighting and join forces, and he and Dabura explain their temporary alliance to the group. Hoi tells Dabura to uphold his end of the bargain and Dabura summons his underlings, Hoi leading them into battle against the heroes. Although they initially appear to be defeated by the heroes, Dabura and his henchmen power up with dark Ki. Hirudegarn resonates with the dark energy and breaks free from the Konatsians, leaving Hoi ecstatic. He gleefully watches as Hirudegarn attacks the heroes, but is shocked as Hirudegarn is destroyed during the battle.
Techniques and Special Abilities
- Flight - The ability to fly by using ki.
- Ki Blast – When Tapion takes out his Hero's Flute to try and stop Hirudegarn, Hoi uses a Ki Blast to knock it out of his hands.
- Manipulation Sorcery - Hoi possesses spells that allow him to control Hirudegarn, however, Hoi proves unable to retain control of the Phantom Majin for long.
- Wicked Light Waves - Hoi's Super Attack in Dragon Ball Heroes. Its name is localized as Wicked Wave in World Mission.
- Collapsing Draw - A variation of Draw that appears in Dragon Ball Heroes as a CAA Special Ability used by a boss version of Hoi in the Dark King Mechikabura Saga. Hoi traps the opponent in a spherical cage of energy and drains their energy to restore his health before crushing the small energy sphere to cause the cage containing the opponent to explode. The opponent's Guard is permanently reduced by 2000.
Video Game Appearances
Hoi makes his very first appearance in a video-game and as a playable character in Dragon Ball Heroes, introduced in the seventh mission of the God Mission series (GDM7).
- Japanese: Shigeharu Matsuda, Tetsuo Goto (Dragon Ball Heroes)
- Funimation dub: Troy Baker
- Brazilian Portuguese dub: Borges de Barros
- Italian dub: Vittorio Stagni
- Greek dub: Zaharias Rohas
- Hoi is another word for "Hello" in Dutch. It is also the pronunciation of "open" in Cantonese, a reference to him trying to "open" the music box at the beginning of the movie.
- Hoi is very similar to Babidi in the sense that they are both wizards trying to control a much stronger being, as Babidi tried to control Majin Buu and Hoi tried to control Hirudegarn but ended up killed by the very creatures they were trying to control (although in Hoi's case, Hirudegarn's killing of him was accidental).