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"Someone not to be trifled with, boy!"
— Kogu in response to Future Trunks's questioning of him in Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound

Kogu (ゴクア Gokua) is one of Bojack's four Galaxy Soldiers in Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound.

Appearance

Like other members of his race, Kogu has teal coloured skin and orange hair. His outfit is similar to that of Dabura's though a different colour, his top being black and his pants being white. He too has a sash, though it goes around his shoulder. Upon transforming, Kogu takes on a green complexion. He loses his black top though oddly enough his red sash still remains. He also wields a sword.

Personality

Although his appearance was very short in the movie itself, Kogu is shown to be a very heinous person (attempting to blindside Trunks with a ki blast and disregards the tournament rules by being armed with a weapon), much to Trunks' protest and chagrin.

Kogu also displayed traits of arrogance (proclaiming that he wasn't someone not to be trifled with). This aforementioned trait became his downfall, as he chose to continue taunting Future Trunks instead of finishing him off when he had the chance, ultimately costing him his life.

In Dragon Ball Legends, like the rest of the Galaxy Soldiers, he participates in the Tournament of Time. He becomes allied with the Mastermind's group following the death of Boujack who was defeated and killed by Cabba, Teen Future Trunks, & Teen Gohan. Along with his surviving Hera Clansmen Bido & Bujin, they attack the base of the Earth's Resistance whom Cabba and Teen Gohan are members of. He seeks revenge on the three Saiyans for their role in killing Boujack and know all about them. He ridicules Cabba for his weakness and habit of being saved by others, such as Android 16 and Shallot. He is also implied to be a proud Hera Clansman.

Biography

Dragon Ball Z

Bojack Unbound

Main article: Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound

Kogu after firing an energy sphere at Future Trunks

Kogu waits in a field during the Intergalactic Martial Arts Tournament, posing as one of Mr. Satan's champions (whom he and the Galaxy Soldiers had murdered earlier). He encounters Future Trunks and ambushes with a Full Power Energy Ball fired from a tree he was sitting on. After Future Trunks scolds him for bringing a sword into the tournament, Kogu proceeds to attack him, catching Future Trunks by surprise, while also telling the latter that he is "not someone to be trifled with." He then transforms near a body of water, and further overwhelms Future Trunks with a series of brutal blows and clotheslines.

Kogu killed by Future Trunks

When Future Trunks refused to surrender, Kogu prepares to finish Future Trunks off with a blow from his sword, but ends up caught by surprise when Future Trunks turns Super Saiyan Second Grade. In the end, Kogu ends up with a broken sword and is taken down by a fist clean through his stomach from Super Saiyan Future Trunks. However, Kogu's assault has worn Future Trunks out enough to be easily ambushed and knocked out by Kogu's master, Bojack.

Fusion Reborn

Main article: Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn

Bujin, Wings, Frieza, Cacao, and Kogu (on the right-hand bottom corner) appear in Fusion Reborn

Along with countless other Dragon Ball antagonists, Kogu makes a cameo appearance when the residents of Hell make their escape to Earth.

Power

Films

In the movie Bojack Unbound, Kogu is one of the only two Galaxy Soldiers who display the ability to transform. Despite this full power state, he is killed in one piercing blow from Future Trunks in his Super Saiyan Second Grade form which demonstrates that his power in his full power state is lesser than Bojack who easily manages to overpower Future Trunks, Vegeta, and Piccolo in his base form.

Video Games

In the Super Dragon Ball Heroes Prison Planet Saga, Kogu was shown fighting against base Goku, but was easily blasted away by Future Trunks.

Techniques and Special Abilities

Equipment

Transformations

Full Power

Main article: Full Power Hera Clansman

Full Power Kogu

Kogu transforms into his Full Power form, while battling against Future Trunks.

Majin Kogu

Main article: Manipulation Sorcery

Majin Kogu icon in World Mission

Majin Kogu is a character in Dragon Ball Heroes, making his debut in Jaaku Mission 5 as an enemy in the Babidi's Counterattack Saga.

Dark Ki

Main article: Dark Ki

Gokua empowered by Dark Ki in Dragon Ball Legends

In Dragon Ball Legends, during the Tournament of Time, Kogu is empowered by Zahha with Dark Ki. He uses it alongside Bido and Bujin during their battle with Teen Gohan and Cabba.

Video Game Appearances

Kogu card for Dragon Ball Heroes

Kogu makes his debut as a playable character in Dragon Ball Heroes, since the game's second mission.

He is also playable in Dokkan Battle in both his normal state and his Full Power Hera Clansman form.

In Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 after the 1.05.00 version update, Kogu's Clothes appear as a clothing option for the Future Warrior which can be purchased from the TP Medal Shop.

In Dragon Ball Legends, Gokua appears as a playable character added during the 3rd Anniversary Event in 2021. He is playable in his base form and has Full Power Hera Clansman as a transformation. He also appears as an enemy in Part 11 of the main story.

Voice Actors

Battles

Film
  • Kogu (Base/Full Power Hera Clansman) vs. Future Trunks (Base/Super Saiyan)

Trivia

  • Gokua, his name in the Japanese version, is based off the Japanese word "gokuakuhidou," meaning heinous and inhuman. Bido, his fellow henchman, shares the second half of the word.
    • His name was changed to Kogu in the English-dubbed version, possibly to avoid confusion with Goku.
      • However he is called Gokua in the English localization of Dragon Ball Legends.
  • Kogu has a similar pseudo-Caribbean accent to Bojack, Bido, and Bujin in the FUNimation dub, although his is more exaggerated. Interestingly, Zangya is the only member of the group not to have a discernible accent in the dub.
  • Kogu is an expert swordsman, just like Trunks. The two also fight each other during the tournament in Bojack Unbound (though Trunks didn't have his sword with him, due to tournament rules).
  • Kogu has a transformation very similar to Bojack's (considering they are of the same race, it is more than plausible that it is the same). His hair also changes and resembles that of a Super Saiyan.
  • Kogu is left-handed.
  • Kogu has a strong resemblance to Crono, the main character of Chrono Trigger, a video game designed by Akira Toriyama.
  • "Kogu" is an anagram of "Goku". Interestingly, the two were seen fighting one another in Super Dragon Ball Heroes' Prison Planet Saga.

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