Muscle Tower (マッスルタワー) is a headquarters of the Red Ribbon Army, located near Jingle Village. The highest-ranking army member in the tower is General White, with several other major members of the army taking residence there. It is the place where the Jingle Village Chief was held prisoner. It was destroyed by Android 8 when he repeatedly punched out a section of the base, toppling it over. This base was set up to find the Two-Star Dragon Ball.
The tower has six floors and a basement.
In Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3, the tower is shown to have a basement, which is never explored in the anime.
This level is never shown in the manga and original anime, as Goku directly enters the 2nd level from a door after he used his power pole to jump to it, but in the movie Dragon Ball: The Path to Power and in video games, this floor is a garage full of vehicles and tools. The garage full of airplanes in The Path to Power, it is full of military cars in Dragon Ball: Origins 2, and it contains snowmobiles in Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans. In Dragon Ball 3: Gokuden, Goku fights two Red Ribbon soldiers on this floor. In Budokai Tenkaichi 3, the tower can be destroyed from the top to the bottom, also revealing the first level of the tower.
The second level of the Muscle Tower is a room protected by four unnamed low ranking soldiers. Goku had no trouble defeating them.
The third level of the tower is the home of Major Metallitron, an enormous android. In the room's center are a chair for Sergeant Metallic's use and a side table. Goku experiences difficulty, as Metallitron is extremely durable, continuing to fight even when his head is blasted off. However, the Major's batteries eventually run out and Goku moves onto the next floor.
Ninja Murasaki and Android 8 reside on this floor. Murasaki has created an indoor garden, as well as a small house, with pure Japanese style. It is also where he takes pictures of General White's sisters. When fighting Goku, he uses cheap tricks such as throwing smoke bombs and calling on his brothers to fight, pretending it is a magic trick. Eventually Android 8 is released from his cage, but he does not want to harm Goku.
This level is a level between the 4th and 5th floor. It is a maze which is impossible to solve due to a moving wall, unless someone is faster than the shifting of the wall. Goku and Android 8 solved it by going on both sides of the moving wall, so White could not block them both. Here, Goku also fights some soldiers.
The fifth floor of Muscle Tower is used as a hidden room. According to Android 8, this mystery room has no entrance, but when Goku and Android 8 reached the 6th floor, General White opened a section of the floor through which they fall onto this level. This level is the residence of a monster called Buyon. This floor is full of skeletons or the victims of Buyon, which signifies he is dangerous.
This level is the top level of the tower. It is the control room and office of General White, from where he keeps a check on the lower levels. It also has a prison where the Jingle Village Chief was imprisoned.
Video Game Appearances
Muscle Tower is a stage in the Adventure/RPG Dragon Ball: Daimaō Fukkatsu, Dragon Ball 3: Gokuden, Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure, Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo, and Dragon Ball: Origins 2. Muscle Tower is also the name of the boss battle mode in Dragon Ball: Origins 2, and the name of a battle stage in the fighting games Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3, and Dragon Ball Heroes. In Budokai 2, Frieza has to be defeated at Muscle Tower before fighting him on Namek. In the game lobby for Dragon Ball FighterZ, Muscle Tower is used as the setting to enter Arcade Mode.
In Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans, the Dragon Team visit the Muscle Tower again in order to find the Three-Star Ball and resurrect Goku for the battle against the Saiyans. They meet Suno at the entrance, and she tells them about the return of General White and Android 8's disappearance. On the last floor of the tower, they fight General White and a brainwashed Android 8. Enemies encountered here are Red Ribbon Spy, Red Ribbon Survivor, RR Northern Soldier, Red Ribbon Spy Dog, Spy Robot, and Racketeer Fox.
- In The Path to Power, the old Muscle Tower can be seen next to the redesigned one.
- The tower is a reference to the original and incomplete version of the Bruce Lee martial arts film , where the hero races to the top of a tower while fighting opponents on each floor.
- The personnel of Muscle Tower, barring Murasaki and Metallitron, resemble Soviet soldiers.