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Mechikabura (メチカブラ Mechikabura),[3] known as the Dark King (暗黒王), is an evil entity from the Demon Realm and the main antagonist of the Dark Empire and Dark King Mechikabura Sagas.

Concept and creation

Mechikabura and Demigra's concept art sheet

Mechikabura was first mentioned in Dragon Ball Online. He and Demigra's designs were both taken from the same concept art sheet.[4]

Prior to Mechikabura's debut, an entity referred to as the "Master of the Demon World" was mentioned in Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai.

Mechikabura's name comes from the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo song, specifically the lyrics: "mechicka boola".

Appearance

Mechikabura in his old age

Mechikabura shifts into his Dark King state

Mechikabura initially appears as a very aged member of the Demon Realm race, he has pale blue skin and white hair, his eyes are black with red irises. Mechikabura wears an outfit similar to Demigra's; however, it is primarily red in color with a black cape and pants. He also has purple Potara-like earrings and a long staff.

After wishing to be in the prime of his youth, Mechikabura loses his wrinkled appearance and no longer hunches. His hair is much longer and his eyes are red with grey irises. Mechikabura's attire changes, resembling a Supreme Kai's, but red and black; he also gains green Potara earrings.

Personality

Mechikabura thinks little of his companions. Using Towa as a shield to protect him from harm, he tells her that "allies" is meaningless, and the only thing that matters to him is power.[5] He also has some kind of animosity with the Supreme Kai of Time.

Biography

Background

Mechikabura was a candidate for the position of Supreme Kai of Time alongside Chronoa. At this time Demigra, Gravy and Putine worked for Mechikabura. The two were each gifted with a Tokitoki egg and competed to see who could more successfully raise the creature, with the winner being the one who would become the new Supreme Kai of Time. Mechikabura attempted to speed up the growth of his Tokitoki using dark magic, however this distorted the egg and caused various problems. He then attempted to raise a fake copy of Tokitoki named Dokidoki but this also failed.[6]

Due to his malice, Mechikabura was sealed in a space beyond time, where he founded the Dark Empire and became the Dark King.[6] Mechikabura was later sealed in the Crack of Time by Chronoa.[7]

With Mechikabura no longer present, the Dark Empire became the smaller Time Breaker faction led by Towa, who aimed to revive Mechikabura.

Dragon Ball Heroes

Dark Empire Saga

Main article: Dark Empire Saga

Mechikabura in the Demon Realm after being brought back

In the manga, Mechikabura is released from the Crack of Time by Towa using energy stolen from strong people; however, his body is old and he cannot move well. Towa tells him to use the Dark Dragon Balls to wish for youth so that he can take revenge on Chronoa; however, the Dark Dragon Balls scatter. Mechikabura notices one of them as it heads away, crossing space and time. Towa decides to go and get it, but Mechikabura tells her to wait, deciding to grant her Demon God powers first.

He later shows up at the Tree of Might alongside Demon God Salsa and the Dark-Masked King in order to retrieve the Four-Star Dark Dragon Ball that has merged with Xeno Turles. He orders the Dark-Masked King to deal with him but once Xeno Turles powers up after eating a piece of Fruit from the Tree of Might, he withdraws him and has Salsa deal with him instead.

Mechikabura destroys Xeno Turles

When Xeno Turles goes to attack Mechikabura directly, Mechikabura fires a single blast that lays waste to the Tree of Might and Xeno Turles and recovers the Dark Dragon Ball from him.

In the game, Mechikabura travels in his ship to personally oversee the acquisition of the fourth Dark Dragon Ball, possessed by Xeno Turles. The Time Patrol defeat his two henchmen, Salsa and the Dark-Masked King, and so Mechikabura decides to fight the group personally. He finds the Time Patrol tougher than anticipated, and decides to withdraw.

In the manga, in the Demon Realm, Gravy and Putine report to Mechikabura that Towa and the others have recovered three of the Dark Dragon Balls and Dabura. Pleased, Mechikabura tells them to inform Towa to see him when she returns and to also bring a mask, which is to be used for their chained prisoner, Dark Broly who has merged with the Seven-Star Dark Dragon Ball.

At some point later, Dark Broly breaks free from his restraints and rampages. Seeing Demon God Towa and Xeno Paragus fail to control Dark Broly, Mechikabura simply laughs. When Mira and Xeno Goku appear and have a three way battle, Mechikabura comments that the three of them appear to have the same amount of power.

Mechikabura's youth is restored

After having successfully obtained all seven of the Dark Dragon Balls, Mechikabura heads to his castle in order to begin preparations for summoning Dark Shenron. He thanks his men for their assistance as Xeno Dende appears to summon the dragon. When the Time Patrol arrive in a last ditch effort to stop him, Mechikabura's Demon Gods attempt to buy him some time. Mechikabura regains his youth thanks to Dark Shenron. Seeing the threat he poses, Chronoa - who uses all the power of time - seals herself, Mechikabura and the entire Demon Realm and it's denizens in the Time Labyrinth.

In the game, Mechikabura alongside Mira (Towa absorbed) and Demon God Dabura, battle Xeno Trunks, Chronoa (Time Power Unleashed) and their allies to stop them from taking down Dark Shenron. They are successful in holding them off long enough for the dragon to make the wish and Mechikabura is returned to his prime. Mechikabura demonstrates his new power by easily knocking away Chronoa and Xeno Trunks when they try to attack him. Seeing that they have no chance against Mechikabura, Chronoa releases all of the "Power of Time" on him to seal him alongside the rest of the Demon Realm inside the Time Labyrinth.

Dark King Mechikabura Saga

Main article: Dark King Mechikabura Saga Shortly after being sealed in the Time Labyrinth, Mechikabura brainwashes a defeated Chronoa. He later escapes the Time Labyrinth, appearing from a dark portal. He goes on to grant his underlings an enhanced version of their Demon God form.

Mechikabura appears before the Time Patrol

After the allied Time Patrol and Demigra Army successfully break the seal to Mechikabura's Tower and free Chronoa from his brainwashing. Mechikabura appears atop the tower, and sends down a mass of dark energy that takes down everyone except for Xeno Trunks. Mechikabura easily stops an attack from Xeno Trunks and his Key Sword using his fingertip, and he blasts Trunks away. Mechikabura admires the sword, musing on how it was created by a god to seal the Demon Realm, and tosses it far away after releasing that he is unable to destroy the weapon.

Mechikabura summons the Demon Gods

Mechikabura uses the Demon God Summoning Ritual to teleport the previously defeated Demon Gods to him. Having no more use for them, Mechikabura traps them in a black orb which he absorbs into himself to take on his Time Power Unleashed form, growing thick horns and claws in the process. He then heads off to the Time Nest, now having the power necessary to destroy its barrier, with the intention of absorbing Tokitoki.

Mechikabura's Time Power Unleashed form

After devastating the Time Nest, he demands that Old Kai hand over Tokitoki and prepares to blast the Kai after he refuses to give the bird up. Just then Xeno Trunks, now a Super Saiyan God, appears with Chronoa and Trunks goes to attack him once more. Mechikabura is impressed by Xeno Trunks' new godly power, however before the battle can truly begin Fin - now in his Ultimate Evolution form - is brought to the Time Nest by Towa to defend him. When Xeno Trunks, who defeats Fin, charges at Mechikabura, he pulls Towa in front of him to block Trunks's attack. In response to Trunks decrying him for using an ally as a shield, Mechikabura declares that the only thing that matters is power, forming a black hole that sucks in everything around him, as he begins absorbing time itself.

Mechikabura breaks free of Demigra's chains

Mechikabura is able to absorb the entirety of history, but he is bound by chains of light created by Demigra, who pulls Xeno Trunks, Chronoa, Old Kai and Towa from his chest. Mechikabura attempts to blast them, but his attacks are blocked by Demigra's chains and Xeno Trunks charges in as a Super Saiyan God. Trunks lands a slash across his chest, but Mechikabura's absorbed time grants him instant regeneration that heals his wound. Just then the Time Patrol, Robelu and Chamel appear through a rift with Xeno Goku in possession of the Key Sword, and they engage Mechikabura to buy time while Chronoa charges the sword. Mechikabura easily fends off attacks from Super Saiyan Xeno Goten, Xeno Pan and Super Saiyan 4 Xeno Gohan, but Super Saiyan 4 Xeno Vegito is able to pile pressure on him with a number of physical and energy based attacks.

Mechikabura moments before being sealed away

Though Mechikabura is impressed by Vegito's mortal strength, the attacks are still ineffective due to his regeneration. He suddenly finds himself caught by more chains belonging to Demigra and he looks down to see Xeno Trunks wielding the now-evolved Key Sword, but he declares that his immortality will render any of their attacks meaningless.

Demigra yanks Mechikabura forward and Xeno Trunks lands another strike, which Mechikabura once again simply laughs off. Mechikabura's smile disappears however when he sees a large seal baring Chronoa's crest appear on his chest, and Xeno Trunks reveals that the power of the gods, the power of darkness, the power of light and the power of time have all been combined in order to seal him away. Xeno Trunks stabs the ground, surrounding Mechikabura with chains and halos to seal him away in an "Eternal Labyrinth", Mechikabura vowing to find a way to escape as he is sealed. As he is being sealed, his dark factor is released into his surroundings.

Xeno Trunks finishes Mechikabura off for good

In the anime special, Mechikabura in his Time Power Unleashed state battles against Super Saiyan God Xeno Trunks and Super Saiyan 4 Xeno Vegito in the Demon Realm. He is eventually overpowered and knocked down by Xeno Vegito, giving Chronoa the opportunity to charge Xeno Trunks' Key Sword. With a single attack, Xeno Trunks is able to seal him away, though unbeknownst to them his dark factor is released into the surroundings as he is sealed.

In the game, after achieving his Time Power Unleashed state by absorbing a black hole full of time energy Mechikabura entraps everything within his black hole. He then forces Shroom and Salsa to take on their true forms to battle Xeno King Vegeta and Xeno Bardock even though it will cost them their lives.

Mechikabura proceeds to battle the combined forces of the Time Patrol, Demigra Army and Dark Empire members who are no longer loyal to him. His Time Power Unleashed state is taken from him by Xeno Trunks, who hits him with his fully charged Key Sword. Now reverted to his Dark King state, he is defeated by Super Saiyan 4 Xeno Vegito and reverted to his base form, his dark factor dispersed across the room. Xeno Trunks hits him with the Key Sword once more, forcing him back to his elderly state, at which point Chronoa is able to seal him away in the Labyrinth of Light.

Universe Creation Saga

Main article: Universe Creation Saga

Mechikabura manifests to Fu

When Fu receives the dark factor, Mechikabura manifests to the hybrid demon. Telling him that they are now one being Mechikabura requests that Fu give him control over their body, however Fu denies the request - keeping control for himself.

Whilst fighting Vegito and Xeno Vegito, Fu manifests Time Power Unleashed Mechikabura's hands to utilize against the Vegitos.

Other Dragon Ball stories

Ultimate Mission X

Shortly after failing to hatch his Tokitoki egg, the past Mechikabura is visited by a time-travelling Demigra, who offers to help his past self steal Chronoa's healthy egg in return for Mechikabura's distorted egg. Demigra's plot is thwarted by Chronoa with the aid of the Time Patrol, and history progresses as normal.

Power

Mechikabura in his prime is described as the "strongest evil".[8] Even in his old age, he still possesses the capability to turn a member of the Demon Realm race into a Demon God.

Manga

Even in his old age, with one energy blast he was able capable of obliterating Xeno Turles, who had both merged with a Dark Dragon Ball and eaten a piece of Fruit from the Tree of Might causing him to undergo a transformation into the Rampaging state.[9] Seeing Towa and Xeno Paragus fail to control Dark Broly, who goes on a rampage, Mechikabura simply laughs, finding Dark Broly no threat to him.[10]

In his Time Power Unleashed state, it takes the combined might of Super Saiyan God Xeno Trunks, Demon God Demigra, Super Saiyan Xeno Goten, Xeno Pan, Super Saiyan 4 Xeno Gohan, Chamel, Robelu, Super Saiyan 4 Xeno Vegito and Time Power Unleashed Chronoa to take him down. Out of the gathered warriors only Super Saiyan God Xeno Trunks and Super Saiyan 4 Xeno Vegito are able to damage him - though their attacks are ineffective thanks to his immortality and so he has to be sealed away by Xeno Trunks' full charge Keysword.[1]

Anime

In his Time Power Unleashed state, Mechikabura is able to hold his own against Super Saiyan God Xeno Trunks and Super Saiyan 4 Xeno Vegito to an extent. He is able to withstand Xeno Vegito's Kamehameha Wave but upon landing a punch and energy blast on Xeno Vegito's face, he does no harm to him. He is ultimately knocked down for a second time by Xeno Vegito before being sealed away by Xeno Trunks with his re-charged Key Sword.

Video Games

Mechikabura's strength from his prime is so great that it takes Dark Shenron an extended period of time to complete the wish to restore him to his youth. Upon returning to his prime Mechikabura notes that the members of the Time Patrol are simply infants in comparison to his power, and overpowers Chronoa with a single energy blast, thus Chronoa is forced to use all of the "Power of Time" to seal him inside the Time Labyrinth.

In his Dark King state, he is able to fight the entire Time Patrol and Demigra with little difficulty. Later he is able to fight Super Saiyan God Xeno Trunks.

In his Time Power Unleashed state he is able to fight the gathered Time Patrol and Dark Empire traitors on his own, with Super Saiyan God Xeno Trunks managing to eventually revert Mechikabura to his Dark King state using the Key Sword, at which point Super Saiyan 4 Xeno Vegito is able to take down Mechikabura.

Techniques and Special Abilities

  • Flight - Mechikabura can fly using his ki.
  • Ki Blast - The most basic energy attack.
  • Demon God Power - Mechikabura possesses Demon God power. He has the ability to grant someone the powers of a Demon God, used on Towa, Putine, Gravy, Xeno Dabura, Salsa and Shroom. If he so wishes he can also evolve the Demon God form of someone, as he did to the aforementioned group. Mechikabura can also give Demon God power to someone not of the Demon Realm race, as he did with the Majin Fin.
  • Full Power Energy Wave - Mechikabura is capable of firing a large and powerful energy blast.
  • Full Power Energy Ball - Mechikabura creates a gigantic purple energy sphere to attack enemies with.
  • Explosive Wave - Mechikabura taps his staff to the ground, creating a minor explosive wave, used to knock foes back.
  • Lord of the Dark Empire (暗黒帝国を統べる者) - An ability used by Mechikabura in Dragon Ball Heroes. Mechikabura's staff hovers in front of him as he puts energy into it, and then releases it into a dark wave which increases his team's Power Level by 15000.
  • Dimensional Despot (時空の支配を企む者) - An ability used by Mechikabura in Dragon Ball Heroes. Mechikabura's staff hovers in front of him as he puts energy into it, and then releases it into a dark wave which restores the stamina of all attackers on his team.
  • Darkness Judgment (ダークネスジャッジメント) - Mechikabura rains down Ki Blasts from a vortex of dark energy. Dark King Mechikabura's Super Attack in Dragon Ball Heroes.
  • Darkness Execution - Mechikabura traps someone inside an energy sphere, which he shrinks until it implodes. Time Power Unleashed Mechikabura's Super Attack in Dragon Ball Heroes.
  • Eternal Youth - An exemption from natural death such as from old age or disease, as well as halting aging altogether.
  • Manipulation Sorcery - Mechikabura is able to brainwash people to serve him, as he did to Chronoa.
  • Demon God Summoning Ritual - A technique Dark King Mechikabura uses in the manga to forcefully summon any allied Demon God powers to himself.[5] Mechikabura uses a similar technique during the game's version of the Mechikabura Revival Saga to summon the Demon Gods to the summit of his tower to fight the Time Patrol.
  • Chaos Ball - A black hole attached to Mechikabura's chest in his Time Power Unleashed form, obtained from a wish to Dark Shenron.[11]
    • Absorption - Mechikabura can absorb whatever he wishes using his Chaos Ball, which amplifies his time-based powers. Those absorbed by Mechikabura are left floating in a completely black realm.
      • Immortality - In the manga, Mechikabura gained the power of immortality from the time he had absorbed, allowing for infinite regeneration.[1]
  • Dark Factor Manipulation - As the Dark King, Mechikabura possess the ability to manipulate the dark factor.
    • Possession - Mechikabura possesses those who take in the dark factor and become Dark King, however he was unable to gain control over Fu.

Forms and Transformations

Demon God

Main article: Demon God

Dark King

Mechikabura as the Dark King

Main article: Dark King In his perfect state,[12] Mechikabura's white hair becomes spiky, flowing and smooth, and grows down to his chest. He also has two gold bull horns formed like crown on his forehead. He has pale blue skin and his eyes are black with red irises and has red tribal markings on both side of his face. He wears a black and gold coat with a greyish-black long-sleeved shirt underneath with matching baggy pants both with black and gold armor on the wrists and shin legs, a dark blue sash, darker blue baggy pants, and maroon and gold boots underneath the shin armor. Mechikabura is a Demon God in this form.[13]


Time Power Unleashed

Main article: Time Power Unleashed

Time Power Unleashed

During his climactic battle with the Time Patrol, Mechikabura gained the ability to take on the Time Power Unleashed state using the Chaos Ball to absorb time energy. In the game he gains the state by absorbing a black hole that had absorbed tens of millions of years worth of space-time, while in the manga he absorbs the Demon Gods allied with him into a black orb and absorbs it to take on the form - then proceeds to absorb the rest of that timeline. However he is stopped by Xeno Trunks who uses the Key Sword to seal him away in an eternal labyrinth.

Video Game Appearances

Mechikabura first appears in Dragon Ball Heroes, initially appearing in a cutscene added in God Mission 10. He made his full appearance in the fourth Super Dragon Ball Heroes mission as a playable character.

Voice Actors

  • Japanese: Minoru Inaba (Old), Youji Ueda (Young)

Battles

Manga
  • Mechikabura vs. Xeno Turles (Rampaging)
  • Mechikabura (Dark King) vs. Xeno Trunks
  • Mechikabura (Dark King; Time Power Unleashed) and Fin (Ultimate Evolution) vs. Xeno Trunks (Super Saiyan God) and Chronoa
  • Mechikabura (Dark King; Time Power Unleashed) vs. Xeno Trunks (Super Saiyan God) and Demigra
  • Mechikabura (Dark King; Time Power Unleashed) vs. Xeno Vegito (Super Saiyan 4), Xeno Gohan (Super Saiyan 4), Xeno Goten (Super Saiyan), Xeno Pan, Chamel (Demon God) and Robelu
  • Mechikabura (Dark King; Time Power Unleashed) vs. Xeno Trunks (Super Saiyan God)
Anime
  • Mechikabura (Dark King; Time Power Unleashed) vs. Xeno Trunks (Super Saiyan God) and Xeno Vegito (Super Saiyan 4)
Video Games
  • Mechikabura, Xeno King Vegeta (Dark-Masked King) and Salsa (Demon God) vs. Xeno Trunks and Xeno Vegeta
  • Mechikabura, Dark Shenron, Mira (Towa Absorbed) and Dabura (Demon God) vs. the Time Patrol
  • Mechikabura (Dark King) vs. the Time Patrol and Demigra (Demon God)
  • Mechikabura (Dark King) and Demon Realm Soldiers vs. Xeno Trunks (Super Saiyan God)
  • Mechikabura (Dark King; Time Power Unleashed) and Demon Realm Soldiers vs. Xeno Vegito (Super Saiyan 4), Xeno Trunks (Super Saiyan God), Xeno Gohan (Potential Unleashed), Xeno Goten (Potential Unleashed), Xeno Pan, Robelu, Towa (Demon Goddess). Dabura (Demon God), Gravy (Demon God), Putine (Demon Goddess), Mira and Fin (Ultimate Evolution)

List of characters killed by Mechikabura

  • Xeno Turles - In the manga, finding that neither the Dark-Masked King nor Salsa can defeat Xeno Turles, Mechikabura vaporises him with an energy wave to obtain his Dark Dragon Ball.
  • Salsa - In the game, Mechikabura forces Salsa to take on his Dark Form - the price of taking the form on being Salsa's life.
  • Shroom - In the game, Mechikabura forces Shroom to take on his Dark Form - the price of taking the form on being Shroom's life.

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