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Luud (ルード Rūdo), also called Lord Luud[2] or God of Destruction Luud (破壊神ルード Hakaishin Rūdo),[1] is a Machine Mutant created by the evil scientist Dr. Myuu. This Machine Mutant is worshiped as a deity by the Luud Cult.

Appearance[]

Luud is a giant mechanical machine with a light-yellow coat in his Level Two state and red in his Level Three state. His face appears to be somewhat childlike in design and supports two horns branching off the corners of his head.

Biography[]

Background[]

After his creation, Myuu began production on Luud, M-2 and the other Machine Mutants. In Age 775 Dr. Myuu gave Luud to Dolltaki to create Luudism.[3]

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Black Star Dragon Ball Saga[]

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Luud as a large metal statue

Lord Luud starts out as a large metal statue with a giant cauldron in front of it and an egg-timer shaped container to its left. Cardinal Mutchy Mutchy commands members of the cult to search for the Black Star Dragon Balls which can fully power Luud. If they cannot accomplish this, Lord Luud uses an eye beam that turns the failure into a doll. This doll is put in the cauldron, and its life energy is transferred to Lord Luud, powering him up. The cult believes that if enough life energy is gathered, Luud will rise, kill all the non-believers, and give all his worshippers whatever they desire.

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Luud prepares its attempt to squash Goku

After Mutchy is defeated by Goku, Trunks and Pan, Master Dolltaki reveals himself. He is the leader of the Luud Cult, but in fact, he is just a boy raised by Dr. Myuu and hired to bring Luud to completion by tricking people into worshipping him. Dolltaki uses a special remote (disguised as a scepter) to awaken Luud, who absorbs all of his worshippers, which powers Luud up to two-thirds of its power. Dolltaki decides to awaken Luud to stop the intruders and thinks that two-thirds of Luud's power is enough.

When Luud is transformed into its second state, it is like a large, mechanical doll. Although with much power, it is unable to use it to its full extent, as Goku realizes. However, Luud is still a powerful threat, as nothing seems to be able to damage it.

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Luud's full power is awakened

When Dr. Myuu sees that Goku and Trunks are putting up a good fight with Luud (Pan is a doll at the time), Dr. Myuu orders Dolltaki to use Pan as an offering to Luud. When Dolltaki refuses, he is also is turned into a doll and the energy from both he and Pan is transferred to Luud. As a result, Luud is able to achieve his full power, signified by it turning red and being able to shoot out a powerful mouth blast that deals explosive damage. Goku and Trunks find that they are powerless against Luud and that they are seemingly unable to defeat it.

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Luud defeated

It is learned that that people absorbed by Luud are not killed, but just stored inside its body. Here, Pan forces Dolltaki to tell her the weakness of Lord Luud, and Dolltaki divulges the story of Luud's past. Apparently, Dr. Myuu wanted to make a very powerful machine, so he used one of his own nuclei to power it. He built all of Luud's networks from this one cell and it was Luud's only weakness. There was another problem, however: this cell had to be hit from the inside and outside of Luud at exactly the same time, which made it near impossible for Luud to be defeated. Fortunately, the Para Para Brothers, who had been absorbed earlier, have special microphones which they use to talk to Goku telepathically.

After a lot of effort, both Pan and Goku are able to fire a blast at exactly the same time, hitting the cell and destroying Luud. This frees all of those who were trapped, but it also lets Dolltaki escape. It is later learned that Lord Luud was not meant to be one of Dr. Myuu's most powerful machine mutants, but was instead made to gather enough energy to be transferred into Dr. Myuu's favorite experiment, Baby.

Power[]

Anime

Luud gains his power by taking energy from his followers. It is unknown how many followers or victims Luud has had over the decades in which he has been in place and watched by Dolltaki. However, when he is powered-up to his Level Two stage, Dolltaki believes that he can defeat Goku and Trunks, despite the two having been too much for Mutchy.

Dolltacki is however incorrect in his assertion, as Luud fails to defeat Goku and Trunks. It is noted by Trunks that his ki is overwhelming, and Goku notes that he has great power. However, due to him not existing for very long (and not being designed for combat) he doesn't know how to control his power very well. As such, Goku and Trunks can fight him in their base forms. However, Luud is able to take Goku's Kamehameha head-on without flinching. However, it is noted by the narrator that at level two the god of destruction Lord Luud is inferior to Super Saiyan Goku and Trunks, the latter of which transform to stop him from crushing them.

In Level 3 his power rises dramatically thanks to the ki of Dolltaki and Pan. Dr. Myuu believes that in this stage he'll be able to win the fight again. Goku describes his power as intense, and Trunks describes it as being unreal. Goku and Pan are only able to defeat him by hitting him in his weak spot, a cell in his chest that must be hit at the same time from both inside and out in order to defeat him.

It is stated by Mutchy that he will destroy the chaotic universe, but he is likely speaking metaphorically as Luud's design is meant for gathering energy for Baby. His fighting capabilities are secondary, and Dr. Myuu advises against him being revived unless he is in Level 3.

Upon meeting the Sigma Force, Goku states that he has not encountered someone with power as awesome as theirs in a long time, suggesting that Luud is weaker than the force.

Statements by guidebooks and authors

Luud is the strongest Machine Mutant.[3]

Techniques and Special Abilities[]

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Luud uses his Doll Beam

Transformation[]

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Luud powering up into his Full Power form

Luud possesses three levels of power: Luud first appears as an immobile statue, then he is at Level 2 when Dolltaki activates him using the energy from his cult members, and he is at Level 3 when at Full Power.[4][5]

Full Power[]

Luud's Level 3 is his Full Power form. It far surpasses its previous forms in strength and power. There is not much of a change in appearance, except its entire body changes color from yellow to red. Luud attains this form upon absorbing Pan and Dolltaki, taking their energy.

Video Game Appearances[]

Luud appears in Dragon Ball Heroes, where he was first added as a boss in the Dr. Myu Saga in Galaxy Mission 1. Luud later reappeared as a boss in the Baby Hatchiyack Saga added in God Mission 6, during which he can absorb one of the player's cards to gain his Full Power form. Luud's base form was added as a playable character in Universe Mission 9 with a standalone SP card.

GT Trunks' HG5-CP5 and GS3-03 cards have the Crimson Scream Subspace Summon CAA which allows him, if he is an Attacker from Round 3 onwards and the Hero Avatar is on his team, to summon Luud (Full Power) from Subspace to attack the enemy with his Crimson Scream which deals critical DMG and greatly reduces the STA recovery of the attacked enemy.

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Battles[]

Dragon Ball GT
  • Luud vs. Goku (Base/Super Saiyan) and Trunks (Base/Super Saiyan)
  • Luud vs. Goku and Pan

Trivia[]

  • Luud's name (ルード, Rūdo) is an anagram of the word "doll" (ドール, dōru) with (ル) elongated.
  • Despite his title, he is not related to the Gods of Destruction that appear in Dragon Ball Super. It is possible, however, Toyotaro based the design of one of them after Luud, having joked about Luud's "God of Destruction" status in the past.
    • Luud can be seen as an example of a false deity as his title of God of Destruction isn't official and he exists to gather power for Baby.

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