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Other World is Dragon Ball's version of the afterlife. It is where characters go when they die, and also where the higher deities of the universe reside. In the first 53 episodes of the edited Anime, where Ocean voiced all the characters, Other World was referred to as "the next dimension."

Hell and Heaven are the two main destinations for deceased people in the afterlife, however there is also a level that exists between the two. This level contains the personal planets of deities such as King Kai and Grand Kai, as well as the celestial bureaucracy who are in charge of running the day-to-day activities of Other World such as King Yemma.

Normal characters who die come to the afterlife as spirits or souls only. Great heroes such as Son Goku and the other Z Fighters are permitted to keep their physical bodies. In the anime, major villains are also seen with their normal physical forms. This is most likely because they have such unfathomable powers compared to humans or it's a plot hole.

Persons who die and have been judged as good receive halos on top of their heads. This is evidenced by the fact that, in Dragon Ball GT, when Goku travels to Hell to face both Frieza and Cell, they claim that they're both dead but they do not possess halos. When Piccolo was in heaven he had his own halo, but did not retain it when he forced Yemma to send him to Hell. This would seem to indicate that residents of Hell are not given halos. This creates a plot hole between Dragonball Z and Dragonball GT, as when Cell, Frieza, King Cold, Recoome, Burter, Jeice, Guldo, Dr. Gero, Appule, and Babidi are shown in Hell during Dragon Ball Z, they have halos. Frieza and Cell are obviously still dead in GT, as the freezing machine worked on them (when it is designed only for dead people). A halo also makes a ringing noise when tapped.

Known Residents

The following table includes only characters who were known to be in Other World at some point during the series. Naturally, it can be assumed that any mortal in the Dragon Ball universe will eventually become a resident. Note: Krillin has the unenviable position of having the most number of deaths.

Resident Cause(s) of residency
Android #8 Killed by Super Buu
Android #13 Killed by Goku
Android #14 Killed by Future Trunks
Android #15 Killed by Vegeta
Android #16 Killed by Cell
Android #17 Killed by Cell
Killed by Super Buu
Killed by Future Trunks in the Alternate timeline
Android #18 Killed by Super Buu
Killed by Future Trunks in the Alternate timeline
Android #19 Killed by Vegeta
Killed by Trunks and Goten
Angila Killed by Goku
Amond Killed by Goku
Bibidi Killed by Supreme Kai
Babidi Killed by Majin Buu
Boss Rabbit Killed by Master Roshi
Bora Killed by Mercenary Tao
Bardock Killed by Frieza
Baby Killed by Goku
Burter Killed by Vegeta
Buyon Killed by Goku
Bujin Killed by Gohan
Bulma Killed by Super Buu
Bido Killed by Gohan
Bojack Killed by Gohan
Broly Killed by Gohan, Goten and Goku
Captain Dark Killed by Master Roshi
Killed by Pan
Captain Ginyu Killed by Kid Buu.
Captain Yellow Killed by Goku
Killed by Pan
Cooler Killed by Goku
Cell Killed by Gohan
Killed by Future Trunks in the Alternate timeline
Cell Jrs. (7) Killed by Gohan
Chiaotzu Killed by King Piccolo
Killed when using Self Destruction on Nappa
Killed by Kid Buu
Killed by Android #17 in the Alternate timeline
Cardinal Mutchy Mutchy Killed by Trunks
Commander Red Killed by Staff Officer Black
Killed by Pan
Commander Zeeun Killed by Lord Slug
Cui Killed by Vegeta
Cacao Killed by Goku
Chi Chi Killed by Super Buu
Cymbal Killed by Yajirobe
Dabura Killed by Majin Buu
Dende Killed by Frieza
Drum Killed by Goku
Doore Killed by Piccolo
Dodoria Killed by Vegeta
Dr. Gero Killed by Android 17
Killed by Super 17
Killed by Android #17 and Android #18 in the Alternate timeline
Dr. Myu Killed by Baby
Killed by Super 17
Daiz Killed by Gohan
East Kai Native to Other World
Elder Kai Native to Other World
Give his life to Goku
Energy Canon Sigma Killed by Goku
Fortuneteller Baba Escorts Goku to Other World
Frieza Killed by Future Trunks
Killed by Goku in the Alternate timeline
Future Trunks Killed by Super Perfect Cell
Fasha Killed by Dodoria
General Blue Killed by Mercenary Tao
Killed by Pan
General Rilldo Killed by Goku
Killed by Majuub
General White Presumably killed by Android 8
Killed by Pan
Goku Killed along with Raditz when hit by Piccolo's Special Beam Cannon
Killed by Cell's Self Destruction
Died from a heart disease in the Alternate timeline
Goz Native to Other World
Ginger Killed by Goku
Grandpa Gohan Inadvertently killed by Goku
Gohan Killed by Kid Buu
Killed by Android #17 and Android #18 in the Alternate timeline
Goten Killed by Kid Buu
Gokua Killed by Future Trunks
Grand Kai Native to Other World
Grand Supreme Kai Native to Other World
Guldo Killed by Vegeta
Guru Died of depression over loss of his children
Died of old age
Hoi Killed by Hildegarn
Hildegarn Killed by Goku
Jeice Killed by Vegeta
Kami Killed along with Piccolo from Nappa's ki blast
As part of Piccolo, died when Earth was destroyed due to use of the Black Star Dragon Balls
Died when Piccolo was killed by The Androids in the Alternate timeline
Kibito Presumably native to Other World
Killed by Dabura
Kibito Kai Native to Other World
King Cold Killed by Future Trunks
Killed by Goku in the Alternate timeline
King Piccolo Killed by Goku
King Vegeta Killed by Frieza
King Moai Killed by Vegeta and Nappa
King Kai Native to Other World
Killed by Cell
King Yemma Native to Other World
Krillin Killed by Tambourine
Killed by Frieza
Killed by Super Buu
Killed by Hell Fighter 17 (Right before 17 fused with Hell Fighter 17)
Killed by Android #18 in the Alternate timeline
Lord Slug Killed by Goku
Major Metallitron Killed by Goku
Master Roshi Died after attempting to capture King Piccolo using the Evil Containment Wave
Killed by Super Buu
Mez Native to Other World
Mustard Killed by Gohan
Mutaito Died after capturing King Piccolo using the Evil Containment Wave
Nail As part of Piccolo, died when Earth was destroyed due to use of the Black Star Dragon Balls
Nappa Killed by Vegeta (once during the Vegeta Saga and again during the Super 17 Saga)
Ninja Murasaki Presumably (and inadvertently) killed by Goku
Northern Supreme Kai Native to Other World
Nikki Killed by Goku
Neiz Killed by Piccolo
Olibu Died under unknown circumstances
Ox King Killed by Super Buu
Piano Inadvertently killed when Goku knocked King Piccolo on top of him
Paragus Killed by Broly
Piccolo Killed by Nappa
Killed by Kid Buu
Died when Earth was destroyed due to use of the Black Star Dragon Balls
Killed by Android #17 in the Alternate timeline
Pikkon Died under unknown circumstances
Pui Pui Killed by Vegeta
Killed by Goten
Raditz Killed by Piccolo (held in place by Goku)
Recoome Killed by Vegeta
Rasin Killed by Goku
Southern Supreme Kai Native to Other World
South Kai Native to Other World
Staff Officer Black Killed by Goku
Killed by Pan
Supreme Kai Native to Other World
Saibamen Killed by Krillin
Killed by Majuub
Spice Killed by Gohan
Sansho Killed by Piccolo
Spopovich Killed by Babidi
Sauza Killed by Piccolo
Super 17 Killed by Goku and Android #18
Turles Killed by Goku
Toma Killed by Dodoria
Trunks Killed by Kid Buu
Totepo Killed by Dodoria
Tambourine Killed by Goku
Tien Died from exhaustion when fighting Nappa
Killed by Kid Buu
Killed by Android #18 in the Alternate timeline
Vegeta Killed by Frieza
Killed when using Self Destruction on Majin Buu
Killed by Android #17 in the Alternate timeline
Videl Killed by Super Buu
Vinegar Killed by Gohan
Western Supreme Kai Native to Other World
West Kai Native to Other World
Wings Killed by Piccolo
Yakon Killed by exploding due to absorbing too much light from Goku
Killed by Goten
Yamu Killed by Pui Pui
Yamcha Killed by a Saibaman
Killed by Super Buu
Killed by Android #17 in the Alternate timeline
Zangya Killed by Bojack
Zarbon Killed by Vegeta

Note: In addition to the above table, all Earth's residents (excluding Goku, Vegeta, Mr. Satan, Dende and Bee) were killed during Super Buu's eradication of Earth's population, or Kid Buu's destruction of Earth thereafter.

Trivia

  • Elder Kai was able to leave Other World and go to New Namek while he was dead, without the help of Fortuneteller Baba.
  • Hell is also called Home for Infinite Losers. The name comes from the anagram HFIL, which is on the ogres' shirts. In the uncut version, their shirts say "HELL" but if a bit of the E and the first L are digitized out, it says "HFIL."
  • Kid Buu dies while in Other World (and is the only villian to do so), yet his death seems to end his reign of terror. This may be because King Yemma reincarnates him after his death, so he never causes any trouble in Hell like Frieza and Cell did.
  • Piccolo tells Vegeta that Goku kept his body when he died because he sacrificed himself to save the world from Cell, and that Vegeta won't keep his body if he dies because he spent most of his life fighting for evil. However, true villains like Frieza, Cell, King Cold, Recoome, Burter, Jeice, Guldo, Dr. Gero, Appule, and Babidi did keep their bodies after death (the Ginyu Force can be explained because King Kai invited them over to show that Yamcha, Tien, and Chiaotzu could beat them, but the reason behind the others is unknown). And King Yemma does let Vegeta keep his body, though this apparently doesn't happen in Fusion Reborn.
  • The only two battle locations in Other World on the Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi series are Supreme Kai's planet and Hell.
  • When Cell selfdestructed and killed Goku, King Kai, Bubbles, and Gregory, all four of them appeared on Snake Way. They noticed Cell wasn't there and realized he must have survived. However, Android 17 (who was killed by Cell's selfdestruct as he was trapped inside him at the time) didn't appear there either.
  • In Dragonball Z, it is clear that it is possible to be erased from existence by dying while already dead. Kid Buu almost ends the existence of Yamcha, Krillin, Olibu, Pikkon, Torbie, Maraikoh, King Kai, and all the other dead people on Grand Kai's planet by blowing it up, but they are saved when Goku and Vegeta raise their power and draw him to Supreme Kai's planet. When Vegeta is about to fight Kid Buu to buy Goku some time to get his Super Saiyan 3 energy back, Goku warns him that if he dies while already dead, he won't exist anymore, and Vegeta is almost "killed again" by Kid Buu when Hercule comes to his rescue. However, in the episode Warriors of the Dead, Pikkon impaled Cell and the remaining Ginyu Force members on the Needle Mountain, and yet they survived [and in Cell's case, was not considerably injured, whileas the remaining Ginyu Force members had an "X-bandage" across their torsoes) and in Dragonball GT, Goku uses some attacks on Frieza and Cell which would have killed them (including freezing them with an ice machine and accidentally shattering them) but they "survive" because they were already dead and COULDN'T die again. This serves as a major plot hole in between Dragonball Z and GT.
  • Raditz, Nappa, Cui, Zarbon, Dodoria, Spice, Vinegar, Mustard, Salt, Android 19, Yamu, Spopovich, Pui Pui, and Yakon are never seen in Other World after their deaths. However, it is implied that Raditz did keep his body like Goku did, as Raditz tried to fight King Yemma, but he defeated him using his Yemma Lock.

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