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This article is about the Makyans homeworld. For the Makyo Star in the trading card game, see Big Gete Star.

Makyo Star (きょうせい Makyō-sei, lit. "Planet Makyō" or "Planet of Evil Demons" from the Kanji) is a planet, and the source of power for all Makyans. It is shown only in the anime during the Garlic Jr. Saga of Dragon Ball Z. The planet draws out the full dormant power of a Makyan when it is in the planet's presence, resulting in their power increasing by tens of times.[1]


The Makyo Star seems to be moving through space, and once every 5,000 years (changed to either 10,000 or 12,000 years depending on the dub), it passes close to Earth, coinciding with an alignment of several stars, which power all the Makyan demons inhabiting Earth. Like Demon Realm, the Makyo Star has its own natural Dark Energy which is what empowers the Makyans.


The Makyo Star near Earth

It was because of the Makyo Star getting close to Earth that Garlic Jr. was able to escape the Dead Zone. When it got even closer to Earth, Garlic Jr., Spice, and Vinegar were able to increase their size and muscle mass and become stronger, after being beaten by Piccolo, Krillin, and Gohan. It was extremely close to Earth by the time Garlic Jr. reopened the Dead Zone, but Piccolo knew from Spice that it was Garlic Jr.'s source of power, and so he told Gohan to blow it up. Gohan attacked and destroyed the Makyo Star with the Red Energy Blast, draining Garlic Jr.'s energy and causing him to be sucked back into the Dead Zone for all eternity.

Known Residents

The Makyo Star's destruction

The Mayko Star's destruction


  • The fact that it travels through solar systems, instead of being bounded by a central force of gravity, implies that the Makyo Star is a rogue planet.
  • There are a couple variations on the approximate time frame in which the Makyo Star passes close to the Earth depending on the dub (either 10,000 or 12,000 years), but the Japanese version states that it appears every 5,000 years.
  • Makyo Star is the first planet to be destroyed by a main protagonist, Gohan. Though Vegeta destroyed Arlia and countless other planets during his Frieza Force career he was a villain during that time. Super Saiyan God Goku would later inadvertently destroy a few planets during his clashes with Beerus and may planets where erased with their Universes that were eliminated by Team Universe 7 during the Tournament of Power.
    • Master Roshi and Piccolo both have destroyed Earth's Moon to stop their respective students Great Ape transformations. However the Moon is not a planet.
    • Both Vegeta and Frieza (in Frieza's case he was only a villain-turned protagonist for one saga and was more of a villain allied with the protagonists) have been supporting protagonists despite having destroyed countless planets with Frieza notably being responsible for the destruction of Planet Vegeta, Namek, and Earth (though Earth's destruction was reversed) by the time of the Tournament of Power. Additionally, Vegeta was only every shown destroying one planet, Arlia which like the destruction of Makyo Star was Filler.
    • Thus Gohan is the only protagonist to internationally destroy a planet directly as those destroyed during Goku's fight with Beerus where accidents caused by destructive shockwaves produced by their fists clashing and the erased planets where erased by Zeno and Future Zeno as per the tournament rules which most of the participants found disturbing and found themselves forced to fight to prevent their Universes from being erased viewing the erasure of the other universes as a necessary evil.
  • The events of the Garlic Jr. Saga is dubbed "Makyo Star" in the Story-Mode of Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2.

Character meaning

  • 魔 (Ma) = Demon/Devil/Evil Spirit/Evil influence
  • 凶 (Kyō) = Evil/Bad luck/Disaster
  • 星 (Hoshi/Sei) = Star/Planet


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