Lavender (ラベンダ Rabenda), known as "Poison Blow Lavender" (有毒なのラベンダ Yūdokuna no Rabenda) in the anime, is the middle brother of Trio of Danger, a team of fighters from Universe 9 chosen to participate in the Zeno Expo and the Tournament of Power. Lavender is sadistic, psychotic, and versatile.
Lavender has gold fur with a white muzzle and chest. He wears green pants with suspenders, and sports a slightly sadistic and deranged facial expression, though it is most likely to be fierce. His build is hunched-over and lanky, with seemingly abnormally long arms. He seems to be very short, due to the fact that he is almost always slouching, because of this, he appears to be only two thirds the size of Gohan, and while standing still he appears to be as short as half the size. Nevertheless, while fighting, it is shown he is actually roughly the same size as his opponent. He most closely resembles a common North American Coyote.
It is stated that Lavender never wins fair-and-square and fights unfairly with his poison.
He seems to be malicious, not caring if he poisons his opponents to death or murders them.
He also has a sadistic, psychotic nature, as he is seen chuckling constantly at Gohan while he is in pain from the poison, and even chuckles when Gohan damages him.
Even if his poison does not work outright, he will not panic. Instead, he is quick to adapt to such a situation, as displayed during his battle with Gohan.
Dragon Ball Super
Universe Survival Saga
Main article: Universe Survival Saga
Lavender and the other members of Trio the Dangers are selected to participate in the Zen Exhibition Match, a small lead-up tournament that precedes the Tournament of Power. Universe 9's team is matched up against Team Universe 7, and Lavendar faces off against Gohan.
Lavender immediately goes to attack Gohan, who attempts to attack him, but Lavender evades by jumping onto Gohan's arm and breaths poison into his face, blinding him. Lavender then blows poison onto his hands, and starts to mercilessly attack Gohan. When Gohan starts to notice him, Lavender slowly walks around Gohan and mocking him, but is surprise, Gohan blocks the attack. After taking blows from Gohan, Lavender realizes how Gohan knows his exact locations and starts to fly so Gohan can't hear him and fires poisoned infused Ki blasts at him. However, Gohan transforms into a Super Saiyan and starts deflecting the energy waves. They start trading blows with Gohan gaining the edge until he faints from the poison.
Lavender starts to mercilessly attack Gohan again until he wakes up and gains the upper hand on Lavender again. Lavender fires a gargantuan poison infused ki blast at Gohan, who counters it with a Kamehameha, but suddenly the poison progresses through Gohan's arms, allowing Lavender to easily gain the upper hand, and launch Gohan to the ground. Lavender then breaths a large poison cloud at Gohan, but he flies right through the cloud, catching Lavender by surprise, grabs him, and drives him into the ground. When the smoke clears, Lavender twitches and is knocked out cold. Gohan then says that he has won, and passes out due to the poison. The Grand Minister then says that Gohan did not win, but the match is in fact a draw since none of the combatants are able to continue with the match.
After the preliminaries, Lavender and his team are sent back to their universe. While on their planet, the Trio of Dangers, Sidra, and Roh have a hard time recruiting members for their team. However, by the time of the Tournament of Power, they managed to recruit 7 more members into the group representing Universe 9.
The Battle Royal begins and he, Comfrey, Shosa, Botamo and Dercori set their sights on Gohan, Piccolo, Tien Shinhan, Krillin, and Master Roshi. When they charged at them, the Universe 7 fighters jumped up into the air and attacked them with their signature moves after being blinded by Tien's Solar Flare. When the dust cleared however, they were still fine. Later on, Lavender, his brothers, and two others fighters attempt to gang up on Goku.
Lavender and his brothers fought against Goku and nearly defeated him until Vegeta steps in. Lavender and Hopp focused their efforts on Vegeta and their teamwork became sloppy the moment they were seemingly close to victory. With Lavender and his brothers remaining after the rest of Team Universe 9 were defeated, they combine their powers but were ultimately defeated. Lavender, his brothers, Team Universe 9, Sidra, and Roh were erased by the two Zenos.
In the manga, Lavender arrives alongside his brothers and the other members of Team Universe 9 to compete in the Tournament of Power. Early on the trio face off with Team Universe 3's Pancéa, Koitsukai and Narirama. The trio go on to attack Gohan and gain an edge over him thanks to their teamwork, though when Gohan sees Piccolo in trouble he is able to knock them away with an explosive wave. The trio then regroup with the rest of Team Universe 9 as the entire group face Gohan and Piccolo, however before they can begin to fight Frost interrupts and eliminates the entire team aside from the Trio of Danger, who retreat. The trio then begin their attack on Gohan and Piccolo once more, when they split up Bergamo tells Basil and Lavender to go after Gohan, however as they leap towards him they are both knocked off stage by Frieza. When Frieza goes on to eliminate Bergamo, Universe 9 is erased.
Lavender is one of the Trio of Danger, the strongest warriors in Universe 9. He is a poison specialist. Despite seeing his younger brother's defeat at the hands of Good Buu, Lavender is confident in himself, and believes that, if he is allowed to kill his opponent, he will be able to win, which would mean that he is only confident in his ability to defeat someone who could defeat Basil if he can use his deadly poison, implying he is comparable to his sibling in strength.
He seems to produce poison chemicals through a natural process, as he is seen spilling it from his body. He initially matched base Gohan in combat, gradually dodging most of his attacks, and eventually poisoning him. However even when blinded, once base Gohan focused he was able to overwhelm Lavender until the wolf started flying in order to make his movements harder to track.
When Gohan went Super Saiyan and began to use his energy as a radar to track him, Lavender was still able to keep up with Gohan in combat, even matching Super Saiyan Gohan's Kamehameha with his own energy wave, and then overwhelming it when the poison became too much for Gohan. When Gohan reverted to base, due to the poison having greatly affected him Lavender is able to gain an advantage. However, Gohan technically defeated him by taking him by surprise, grabbing and piledriving Lavender into the arena, knocking him out cold. However, his poison took a toll on Gohan and the match ended in a tie.
During the Tournament of Power, Lavender, Botamo, Comfrey, Shosa and Dercori are unscathed by a team assault from Gohan, Piccolo, Tien Shinhan, Krillin, and Master Roshi. Shortly after, Lavender and his entire team managed to corner both Goku and Vegeta, however, the two Saiyans managed to turn the tables on them after turning into their Super Saiyan forms and were defeated by their combined might.
Together with his brothers he is able to pressure Gohan. Like Oregano and Sorrel he is knocked down by Frost's ki blast. Teaming up with Basil he is able to hold an advantage against Gohan. However he is easily launched out of the ring by a single surprise Death Beam from Frieza as he and Basil launched towards Gohan.
Techniques and Special Abilities
- Flight – In the anime, Lavender possess the ability to fly with the use of ki.
- Energy Wave – In the anime, Lavender possess the most basic form of energy wave. He can also infuse his blasts with his poison
- Undetectable Ki – In the anime it is noted by Goku that Lavender's ki is impossible to detect.
- Poison Blow – In the anime, Lavender freely manipulates poison, and can use it to blind a foe or enhance his physical attacks or use as ki attacks. It is said that too much of his poison and someone's body can rot. This poison proved to be useless against Goku and Vegeta during the tournament as Goku revealed Gohan created and taught them a technique to defend against it in the form of a small ki barrier
- Poison Breath – Lavender breathes poison at his foe, causing their body to become contaminated and start to rot. If the opponent's eyes are hit, they will possibly be blinded, unless they can regenerate from it.
- Poison Blow – Lavender creates poison mist around his hands and attacks his opponent with them.
- Poison Energy Wave – Lavender creates a Full Power Energy wave infused with poison, this energy wave was powerful enough to match the poisoned Super Saiyan Gohan's Kamehameha.
- Dangers' Triangle - The Trio De Danger's signature team up technique, Lavender and his brothers surrounds an opponent in a place while they were quickly switching places in a triangle formation and strikes when an opponent shows an opening. According to them have been used to crush strong opponents they cannot defeat individually.
- Triangle Danger Beam - In the anime, Lavender together with his brothers using both hands, shoots a colored full power energy wave (Lavender's attack was colored yellow) which was used as a counterattack to Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta and Goku's Final Kamehameha however the attack is completely overpowered and the Trio is defeated, resulting in the destruction of Universe 9.
Video Game Appearances
Lavender appears in Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle as an NPC. He also appears as part of Bergamo's super attack, Dangers' Triangle.
- Japanese: Takeshi Kusao
- Funimation dub: Christopher Guerrero
- Brazilian Portuguese dub: Adrian Tatini
- Portugal dub: Ricardo Spínola
- Latin American Spanish dub: Carlos Olízar
- Italian dub: Paolo Sesana
- Polish dub: Mateusz Kwiecień
- Dragon Ball Super
- Lavender vs. Gohan (Base/Super Saiyan)
- Lavender, Botamo, Comfrey, Shosa, and Dercori vs. Gohan, Piccolo, Tien Shinhan, Krillin, and Master Roshi (Base/Max Power)
- Lavender, Bergamo, and Basil vs. Goku
- Lavender and Hopp vs. Vegeta
- Lavender, Hopp, and Hyssop vs. Vegeta (Base/Super Saiyan)
- Lavender, Bergamo, and Basil vs. Goku (Super Saiyan/Super Saiyan Blue) and Vegeta (Super Saiyan/Super Saiyan Blue)
- Lavender (Illusion), Bergamo (Illusion), Basil (Illusion), Hopp (Illusion), and Sorrel (Illusion) vs. Gohan and Piccolo
- Lavender, Bergamo, and Basil vs. Panchia, Narirama, and Koitsukai
- Lavender, Bergamo, and Basil vs. Gohan (Potential Unleashed)
- Lavender, Bergamo, Basil, Hyssop, Sorrel, Chappil, Oregano, Hopp, Comfrey, and Rozel vs. Frost (Final Form)
- Lavender and Basil vs. Gohan (Potential Unleashed)
- Lavender and Basil vs. Frieza (Final Form)
- Lavender's name comes from "lavender", a culinary herb of the Lamiaceae family. It is ironic he is named that due to the herb being sometimes used to remove toxins whereas he induces them.
- Supplemental material prior to his fighting debut referred to Bergamo as "Poison Bergamo" and stated that he used poison, however it turned out that Lavender was the one with these traits, rather than his brother.
- In Supplemental material prior to his debut in the anime, it was stated that Lavender was the eldest brother, and Bergamo was the middle brother. However, when they appeared in the anime, it was revealed that Bergamo was the oldest brother and Lavender was the middle brother.
- The way Lavender fights is very similar to how Frost battles but instead the poison is actually coming from his body and not from needles, thus making it a technique and not a weapon.
- Lavender is the only member of the Trio De Dangers that does not have a "Wolfgang"-named attack, or, at least, not shown in the Zen Exhibition Match and Tournament of Power.
- Lavender's short stature may reference the small size of a common Coyote.