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"Think of it as a ladder. On the bottom rung is all of space. Higher up is Hell and then Snake Way. At the next level are the planets of the four Kais who oversee their parts of the universe. And higher still, above the four Kais and all the rest is the Grand Kai's planet."
— Olibu describing the universe to Goku in "Tournament Begins"

Olibu (オリブー Oribū) is a deceased Human-type Earthling fighter and hero from the North Area in the universe. He is King Kai's greatest fighter next to Goku.



Olibu and Goku prepare for the Tournament

Olibu appears as a fair skinned man with long blonde hair and purple eyes. He is very tall, at least two feet taller than Goku, and has a large muscular body. He dons white Ancient Greek-style robes with brown suspenders and belt, wears white bands on his wrists and shins, and large light brown boots. He also wears an orange headband.


Dragon Ball Z[]

Majin Buu Saga[]


Olibu confronts Chapuchai

King Kai stated that most of Earth's heroic legends are based on Olibu's acts of heroism during his life. It is implied in an anime filler that Korin Tower on Earth could have been built to honor him.

After his acts of great heroism during his lifetime, Olibu was granted access to live and train on the Grand Kai's Planet. He was working on his 10,000 years of training when Goku meets him in the Other World. During the Other World Tournament, Olibu beats Chapuchai, and later battles but loses to Pikkon in the quarterfinals.

He is seen with Gorilla sparring with Yamcha.

He is seen taunting Kid Buu along with Pikkon. Kid Buu almost destroys Olibu with the Shocking Ball, but instead decides to fight Goku and Vegeta when he senses their energy. Olibu's last appearance in Dragon Ball Z is when he, along with hundreds of other fighters, watch Goku's battle with Kid Buu.[1]

Super Dragon Ball Heroes[]

Supreme Kai of Time Saga[]

Olibu vs

Olibu confronting Transcended Golden Meta-Cooler

An incarnation of Olibu appears as one of the summoned heroes during the final battle against Dark King Demigra and his army of villains, arriving to confront the Transcended Golden Meta-Cooler.

Film appearances[]

Fusion Reborn[]

Olibu makes a cameo appearance, along with Mijorin and Maraikoh.


Although he is extremely strong for an Earthling, he falls slightly behind Pikkon and Goku. Pikkon was able to beat him without ever removing his weighted clothes or using his best attacks. However, Olibu was able to put up a good fight against Pikkon, who had defeated Cell in his Perfect form, striking him twice consecutively in the match. While watching his match with Pikkon, Goku marvels at the ability and ki of both fighters, acknowledging them both as being great fighters. Olibu is also stated to be King Kai's second greatest fighter after Goku. Later on, Olibu and Gorilla are defeated by Yamcha in a sparring match but it is not clear how seriously they were fighting.

Super Dragon Ball Heroes

In the Supreme Kai of Time Saga, an incarnation of Olibu who appears is powerful, or at least confident enough, to face the Transcended Golden Meta-Cooler in single combat.

Techniques and Special Abilities[]


Olibu lifting a giant rock

  • Flight – The ability to fly with the use of ki.
  • Chasing Energy Ball – A blue energy ball that has the ability to home in on its target. Olibu used it against Pikkon during the quarterfinals of the Other World Tournament.
  • Gigantic Rock Throw – Used during the Kid Buu Saga.

Video Game Appearances[]

Voice Actors[]


Dragon Ball Z
  • Olibu vs. Chapuchai (anime only)
  • Olibu vs. Pikkon (anime only)
  • Olibu and Gorilla vs. Yamcha (anime only)
  • Olibu and Pikkon vs. Kid Buu (anime only)
Dragon Ball Heroes
  • Olibu vs. Cooler (Transcended)


  • According to the booklet included with Funimation's Dragon Box Five, his character design is essentially Recoome's body with Android 16's face.
  • Olibu may be based on Hercules in terms of having "heroic legends" being based on him, as King Kai himself suggested and because his name resembles "Olympus", the Greek mountain where the Greek gods' kingdom was stated to be located. He also resembles He-Man from the Masters of the Universe series and bears some resemblance to Conan the Barbarian as well as Thor from Marvel Comics, which are all based on the same Hercules-type hero archetype.
  • His name is based on "olive", the name of a species of tree and its fruit which is an important food crop in Italy, Spain and especially in Greece among other countries around the Mediterranean.
  • Like Pikkon and West Kai, Olibu appears during the Kid Buu Saga in Dragon Ball Z Kai despite the Other World Saga being omitted.



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