Merus (メルス Merusu) is the number one elite patrolman of the Galactic Patrol.
Merus appears to be a young purple-skinned humanoid man. He has a bowl haircut and a lean athletic build. Merus wears a dark jumpsuit with stripes on the sides of his arms, torso, and legs. He also has a jacket that covers his chest and shoulders. The Galactic Patrol insignia is on his chest. Merus is equipped with bluetooth like devices on both ears, which have antennae.
Merus is a very serious individual and will do anything to see a mission through, as he states he did not hold back during the mission to stop the Macareni siblings. He does not seem to overestimate his abilities and power, as he doesn't brag about his power to Vegeta and admits Moro is much more powerful than he is. He also holds Goku and Vegeta in high regard as he is eager to ask them for help in completing his mission.
Dragon Ball Super
Galactic Patrol Prisoner Saga
Main article: Galactic Patrol Prisoner Saga
During a peaceful day on Earth, Merus suddenly appeared with several other members of the Galactic Patrol and kidnapped the sleeping Good Buu. As they were loading Buu onto their craft, they were met with resistance from the sudden arrival of Goku and Vegeta, forcing Merus into action. Using his high speed and stun gun, Merus was able to incapacitate the two Saiyans, and they were brought on-board along with Buu.
After Goku and Vegeta awoke, Merus granted them temporary Galactic Patrol membership and explained the situation to them - a vile prisoner named Moro had escaped Galactic Prison and they needed the powers of the Grand Supreme Kai to defeat him. Merus proceeds to tell the two about how the Grand Supreme Kai stopped Moro ten million years ago, and Goku also tells the Galactic Patrollers about the recent Broly incident. However before they can proceed with going after Moro, Merus is informed by a group of Galactic Patrollers that the Macareni siblings have stolen Blue Aurum on Planet Jung, so Merus tells Goku and Vegeta to come with him on the mission to see how the Galactic Patrol work.
On Jung, Merus confronts Pasta, the eldest brother and leader, Pasta blows the tracks and attempts to escape but Merus stops the train and damages their spaceship to stop them from getting away, with Goku capturing them. Vegeta grows suspicious of Merus' wondering how he can perform actions without being noticed.
Returning back to Galactic Patrol HQ, Merus is told of Moro's location and watches as Goku and Vegeta teleport to New Namek to face him. Merus does not believe Goku and Vegeta will be able to win, and so decides that he and the others will return to Galactic Patrol HQ to retrieve Buu. Much later, Merus is informed Buu has finally awakened. After having Buu's memories of his time as the Grand Supreme Kai re-awakened, Merus heads to New Namek with him and several Galactic Patrol members.
Arriving just as Goku and Vegeta are about to make a final stand against Moro, Merus shoots down the ship carrying Moro, Moro emerges but Merus captures him using a specially made capture device and orders Buu to be released so he can battle Moro. Moro breaks free from his prison and Merus watches as he and Good Buu battle one another. When Buu gains the advantage, Merus tells Buu to use the Kai Kai Matoru to finish him off, however they are interrupted by the sky going dark, signaling the Dragon Balls being in use, Moro then proceeds to escape when his powers are returned to him, and makes his own wish before anyone can stop him.
As Moro begins to drain New Namek's energy, Merus, Jaco and Esca head into orbit in their ship. Irico informs Merus that Moro and the Grand Supreme Kai have left deeper into space, having realized that Grand Supreme Kai cannot use the Kai Kai Matoru, Merus activates his space gear and heads to aid him, with the goal of luring Moro back on to New Namek. Intercepting the battle as the Grand Supreme Kai is about to lose, Merus manages to briefly hold his own by using his ingenuity, before blinding Moro so that the Grand Supreme Kai can transport him to New Namek's surface.
Merus returns to the Galactic Patrol spaceship, where Irico informs him of the prison breakout. When the prisoners arrive on New Namek, Merus and Jaco head to the surface to aid their allies in combat, but finding that victory is impossible they retreat using Goku's Instant Transmission back to Galactic Patrol HQ.
Merus is the strongest Galactic Patrolman. His prowess and efficiency has placed him charge of 104 districts. He is capable of moving so fast that neither Goku nor Vegeta in their base forms could see him - allowing him to get behind them and incapacitate them with his Stun Gun. Later, while watching Merus work, Vegeta was impressed with Merus' power - noting that Merus was too fast for him to see move and was shocked that he was able to sabotage the engine of the criminal spaceship in such a short amount of time. Later, Vegeta asked if he was hiding his power, although Merus stated he wasn't holding back in any way. Merus appears to not have the ability to fly or utilize ki attacks, since he's never been shown to use either. Additionally, Merus acknowledges Moro is on a completely different level than himself. The same can be said on Merus in comparison to Good Buu and the Grand Supreme Kai - whom Merus was hoping will be the ones who can defeat Moro as in 10 million years prior.
Later, with his skill and ingenuity, Merus is capable of briefly fighting Moro in his semi-rejuvenated state, dodging his energy attacks enough that he can get close and temporarily restrain him with his special capture device.
Against the Galactic Patrol Prisoners whose ki was empowered by Moro upon his own energy and later upon Super Saiyan Blue Goku and Vegeta, all Merus and Jaco could do was to fend off the army with their ray-guns, but couldn't kill these prisoners.
Techniques and Special Abilities
- Unreadable ki - Vegeta notes that Merus' ki is unreadable.
- Hikou - The ability to fly using his jet boots.
- Elite Beam - The user draws a standard Galactic Police issue Ray Gun and fires a beam of energy at the opponent. Alternatively, a user can use their ki to fire an energy beam in a similar fashion.
- Ray Gun - Guns that fire laser beams capable of massive damage to a normal being, but useless to one with a higher power level.
- Stun Gun - It delivers an electric shock aimed at temporarily disrupting muscle functions and/or inflicting pain without causing significant injury.
- Moro Restraint Device - A special substance shot from his wrist gauntlet made specially to temporarily restrain Moro.
- Dragon Ball Super
- Merus and Galactic Patrolmen vs. Mr. Satan, Goku, and Vegeta
- Merus vs. Pasta Macareni
- Merus vs. Moro
- Merus, Goku (Super Saiyan/base), Vegeta (Super Saiyan/base) and Grand Supreme Kai vs. Moro and the Galactic Patrol Prisoners (empowered)
- Merus' name is a pun on surume, a traditional Japanese dried squid snack.