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This article is about Frieza's soldiers. For an artificial lifeform from Universe 6, see Oren.

Orlen (オーレン Ōren)[2] is one of Frieza's soldiers on Namek who only appears in the anime.


He is the same race as Appule, except he is yellow with large fangs, no spots on his body, and red eyes.


Orlen appears to be very ruthless, as he interrogates and kills a dying Namekian without showing any sympathy or remorse and despite having little to nothing to gain from killing him. He also appears to be very foolish and short sighted, as he kills the Namekian before asking where Vegeta may have hidden the Dragon Ball and later admits to this to Frieza, which gets him killed.


Dragon Ball Z[]

Frieza Saga[]


Orlen as he searches on Planet Namek

Orlen is the one who finds the Namekian village that Vegeta had attacked for its Dragon Ball. He interrogates the only survivor and learns that it was Vegeta's doing. He then kills the Namekian and returns to Frieza's spaceship to report. He lets it slip that he killed the survivor without first asking where Vegeta may have hidden the Dragon Ball, angering Frieza, who then kills Orlen without a second thought, zapping him with Eye Lasers as Zarbon watched (in the Ocean dub, Frieza killed him for cowardice instead, as he did not want to say where Vegeta might be), which also was intended to be a demonstration to Zarbon as to what would happen to him if he failed to locate Vegeta.[3]

In the edited airings of Dragon Ball Z Kai, Frieza does not kill Orlen; he merely calls for Appule, and before Appule comes in, Orlen is gone and is not shown again at all from that point on the series.

As he was killed by Frieza, Orlen was presumably resurrected by the wish to bring back all those killed by Frieza and his men.

Other Dragon Ball stories[]


During the Tournament of Time, Orlen acted as a henchman of Turles.


Video games

In Dragon Ball Z: Super Saiya Densetsu, his power level is 4,600 or 5,600 (depending on the encounter).[4]

Video Game Appearances[]

Orlen xenoverse

Orlen in Xenoverse

This yellow soldier appears as a recurring foe under the name Orlen (オーレン Ōren) (renamed "Bugy" or "Shuku" in English versions) in Super Saiya Densetsu.

Orlen is a playable character in Xenoverse, alongside Appule, Nabana, Robery, and Ramon. As his character model is simply a recolor of Appule's model, his red eyes have pupils.

Orlen makes another appearance in Xenoverse 2. He retains the same design he had from Xenoverse as his red eyes have pupils.

In Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, Frieza Force Scouts resembles Orlen though they have yellow skin and red spots. Additionally, they have normal eyes with pupils.

In Dragon Ball Legends, Orlen appears as an enemy and Tournament of Time participate in Story Mode, though was later added as a playable character in an Event in the Summer of 2021, along with Appule, Nabana, Roberry, and Ramon.

Techniques and Special Abilities[]

  • Flight – The ability to fly with the use of ki.
  • Ki Blast – The most basic form of energy wave.
  • Orlen Rush - A rush attack followed by an energy barrage used by Orlen as his Special Move Arts in Dragon Ball Legends.
  • Exploding Wave – Used in Super Saiya Densetsu.
  • Afterimage – Used in Xenoverse.
  • Continuous Energy Bullet – Used in Xenoverse.
  • Full Power Charge – Used in Xenoverse.
  • Meteor Crash – A combination of punches and kicks lashed out on the opponent.
  • Full Power Energy Blast Volley – Orlen's Ultimate Attack. He unleashes a barrage of ki blasts at the opponent in a wide range.
  • Fighting Pose - Performed by Orlen under the orders of his drill instructor, Captain Ginyu, in Xenoverse 2.

Voice Actors[]


Orlen name

Orlen's name revealed in Ocean dub subtitles

  • Orlen's name likely comes from the fruit, the orange, thus he shares his name origin with Oren.
  • In the manga, it is Appule who discovers the village Vegeta destroyed, and upon returning to report, Frieza does not kill him (due to there not being anybody left to interrogate/kill) but orders him to summon the Ginyu Force.
  • While his name was never directly stated by anyone in the show, it was first seen in the subtitles of the Ocean dub version of the series and later in the credits in Funimation's Dragon Box. In the Japanese version, his name is shown in the credits of Episode 54, but likewise, is also not spoken on-screen.
  • In Xenoverse 2, it is established that Orlen's primary role is intelligence gathering, a talent that he claims to have picked up from his father, who was a reporter.
  • His death at Frieza's hands causes a continuity error when Mr. Popo wishes to Shenron to bring back all of those on Namek who were killed by Frieza and his henchmen. Orlen is not shown being restored nor teleported to Earth later on like is shown with Captain Ginyu. Bizarrely, despite Dragon Ball Z Kai removing a later instance of Frieza murdering another minion who logically should've been restored (as shown much later with Cranberry), Orlen's death is still retained. Another mistake would be his murder of the sole survivor in Tsuno's village, whereas Vegeta left no survivors in the manga. When Guru passes away in "Mighty Blast of Rage", some Namekians take note that they haven't found anybody left alive from Tsuno's village, as Vegeta was no longer affiliated with the Frieza Force during his time on Namek, thus Mr. Popo's wish excluded them from being revived. The one villager Orlen killed is not even referenced. Kai also retains this despite the continuity mistake.



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