Minotia (ミノシア Minoshia) is the younger brother of Tapion.
Minotia assisted Tapion in trying to stop the monster Hirudegarn from destroying their race on Planet Konats. Tapion and Minotia used their Hero's Flutes to hold Hirudegarn at bay, giving a Konatsian Wizard enough time to brandish an enchanted sword and use it to slice Hirudegarn in half.
To ensure Hirudegarn's eternal imprisonment, Tapion and Minotia agreed to have the monster sealed away inside of their bodies. The lower half of the monster was sealed inside Minotia, while the top half went into Tapion. The brothers were then sealed in into two separate music boxes and sent alone into the far reaches of space, thus ending the Hirudegarn war. Tapion, Minotia and the wizard were then known as Great Heroes among the Konatsians.
Dragon Ball Z
Wrath of the Dragon
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Later, Minotia was freed by the evil magician Hoi on the unnamed planet he was sent to, after which Hirudegarn's lower-half materialized and killed him by crushing him under his foot.
Other Dragon Ball Stories
- Chapter 2, Sub Chapter 2 - "Hero Town in Danger!"
In Chapter 2: "Hero Town in Danger!, after following Dabura, Spopovich, and Yamu into the extra dimensional space that leads from Hero Town to the game world after the three villains steal Great Saiyaman 3's energy, Beat and Note of the Dragon Ball Heroes Team are confronted by Minotia and his brother Tapion on Earth in Age 774. Tapion fires a Ki Blast at the pair but misses. Communicating with the DBH Team from Hero Town, Great Saiyaman 3 confirms they are Hirudegarn's vessels, Tapion and Minotia as Note suspected. Tapion overhears them mention Hirudegarn's name and assumes they are there for his and Minotia's heads as they came out from the same rift that Dabura and his henchmen came from. Beat and Note's attempts to reason with the brothers falls on deaf ears and Great Saiyaman 3 orders his team to calm them down any way they can. This leads to a battle with the brothers.
Beat and Note manage to defeat both brothers, with Minotia in awe that of their power, noting they are as tiny as himself but way stronger and that they aren't going to last if the battle continues. Beat says they don't have to and that he's here to talk not fight them. Tapion realizes Beat and Note are no ordinary children and plans to hold them off while Minotia flees. However Minotia is reluctant to leave his brother to fight alone which allows Beat and Note to explain they are not their enemies and Note explains that they know about Hirudegarn, but they also know that thing should never be released. Their words give Tapion and Minotia a moment of pause and eventually Tapion sees that they can be trusted and gives them his sincerest apologies for their rude welcome. Beat however is simply relieved they cleared up the misunderstanding between them.
However suddenly a voice shouts at them to fight before noting what meek and soporific personalities Hero types like them have. Tapion recongizes the voice as belonging to their nemesis the wizard Hoi of the Kashvar. Hoi appears with Dabura by his side and greets Tapion and Minotia, sarcastically referring to them as his "favorite Konatsians. Great Saiyaman 3 alerts Beat and Note of Hoi and Dabura's appearance and Note asks if they've been in cahoots with each other this whole time. Hoi and Dabura says that they have made a temporary alliance as it works to their mutual benefit as they both have demons to let loose upon the universe, with Hoi's being the Phantom Beast Hirudegarn and Dabura's being the Ultimate Majin, Buu. Hoi reveals he has been gathering energy to revive Majin Buu and orders Dabura to uphold his end of the deal. Dabura summons Babidi's henchmen, Spopovich, Pui Pui, and Yamu ordering them to apprehend Tapion and Minotia so Hoi can release Hirudegarn's halves so they can become whole. Great Saiyaman 3 orders his team to work with Tapion and Minotia to take the sorcerous scoundrels down. Beat gets the message and says Hirudegarn's not getting out on his watch.
Beat and Note manage to defeat villains with Spopovich and Pui Pui stunned by the power of mere schoolchildren. Dabura admits he was wrong about them and they are much more than a scruffy band of kids. Note cheekily says they're about to dethrone the Demon King. Hoi orders Dabura to stop playing around with them as they are starting to gain momentum. Dabura tells the wizard to calm his old nerves as they're enemies are walking corpses as far as he's concerned. Dabura then powers up himself, Pui Pui, Spopovich, and Yamu with Dark Magic granting them all Villainous Mode. Great Saiyaman 3 notes Dabura has powered up again and realizes that he was holding back when he fought him previously in Hero Town. Dark Spopovich is ready for another rumble, while Dark Yamu thinks some payback is in order, while Dark Pui Pui says they won't get lucky twice, Tapion tells Note to stay calm when she notices the henchmen get back up and says if need be he can fight them alone, but suddenly he and Minotia feel the beast Hirudegarn stirring within. Hoi is gleefully fascinated as he realizes the Dark Energy of Villainous Mode and dark ki his allies bodies are emitting is resonating with Hirudegarn and soon the leviathan will be among them. Tapion realizes they can't contain the beast any long and Minotia warns the Dragon Ball Heroes to run as far away as they can. As Tapion screams in pain as Hirudegarn stirs, while Minotia tries desperately to keep his half contained to buy time for Beat and Note, but Hoi points out resistance is futile before the fathomless might of the world slayer. Just as Hoi stated, Hirudegarn escapes and appears fully intact and transformed. Hoi is delighted to see the phantom beast whole and gloats that now the cosmos in all its vastness will be his to rule.
Though they failed to stop Hirudegarn from escaping, Beat states the only way out of this now is to tank the titan that is Hirudegarn. Great Saiyaman 3 is agonizing over his inability to help his team as he is still drained from having his energy stolen. He tells Beat and Note to hang in there as Hirudegarn must be contained at all costs as he endangers both Hero Town and the game world.
After a hard fought battle against Hirudegarn, Dark Dabura, Dark Pui Pui, Dark Spopovich, and Dark Yamu, Hirudegarn is destroyed. Hoi finds the ordeal preposterous noting Hirudegarn was destruction incarnate and that his ambitions are dashed. Dark Dabura declares he sits at the apex of the Demon Realm and that he can't be beaten by sub-par Time Patroller trash, showing he is aware of the team's association with the Time Patrol.
After the battle, Tapion says it is the Dragon Ball Heroes who saved him in the end and thanks them for their help. Beat however says he was thinking it was the other way around. Minotia is relieved that now the tragedy on Konats won't be repeated and Tapion notes they are now free to live in peace. Note says she is so happy for the two of them but gets choked up and starts crying. Beat notices and asks if she's crying. Note tries to say no before admitting she was but tells him to keep it a secret.
Tapion and Minotia get ready to leave and Tapion says they will be on their way and that they have his sincerest gratitude to them both. Minotia hopes their paths cross again. Beat says he's sure they will and to take care. They then fly off. Note says another case closed and that they should get a move on themselves. Beat agress but asks why she was crying earlier. Note however has a hard time explaining so Great Saiyaman 3 surmises that it was because this time Minotia got to stay with his older brother. Beat realizes that she got emotional because in the original timeline, Minotia was sadly killed, by Hirudegarn's lower half as Great Saiyaman 3 confirms. Note says it might not be the most Time Patroller thing to say but, she kinda liked this anomaly as it gave them a glimpse into a GOOD future for once, but notes it is time to leave it all behind and tells Beat to come on as duty calls and Great Saiyaman 3 tells them to hurry as the rift could dissipate at any moment.
- Flight - The ability to fly by using ki. Used in Dragon Ball Heroes, World Mission, and Dokkan Battle.
- Ki Blast - The most basic form of energy wave.
- Brave Sword Attack – Minotia slashes the opponent, then he slices them in half. It is his super attack in Dragon Ball Heroes and World Mission.
- Hero's Flute - One of a pair of mystical ocarinas played by Minotia and his brother to weaken Hirudegarn and allowing their mentor the Konatsian Wizard to cut the beast in two allowing his two halves to be sealed within Minotia and his brother.
- Brave Sword - Minotia wields his own version of the Brave Sword. It is unknown if it has the same mystical properties as Tapion's Brave Sword.
Video Game Appearances
Minotia makes his debut in Dragon Ball Heroes, introduced in the eighth mission of the God Mission series (GDM8).
- Japanese: Sachi Matsumoto, Houko Kuwashima (Dragon Ball Heroes)
- Funimation dub: Aaron Dismuke
- Greek dub: Maria Zisi
- Minotia vs. Hirudegarn (Hirudegarn (Pre-Transformation))
- Despite being on screen for less than a minute, an action figure was created of him. It was originally issued by AB Toys of France in their Super Guerriers Articule line, and subsequently reissued by Irwin Toy of America (before Irwin started making their own molds).
- Minotia's name is likely an anagram of yashi no mi (ヤシの実), meaning "coconut", fitting with his home planet's name being named after the coconut as well.
- His scream in the Japanese dub just before he is killed by Hirudegarn is similar to Young Link in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time when he falls from a high elevation. Sachi Matsumoto, Minotia's Japanese actress, actually went on to voice Link (often referred to as Toon Link) in The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, adding to the connections between Minotia's family and the Zelda series.