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"My name is Recoome, it rhymes with doom, and you'll be hurting all too soon. I really am a man of many many talents."
— "Goku... Super Saiyan?"

Recoome (リクーム Rikūmu, lit. "Reacoom") is a member of the Ginyu Force. He is the most flamboyant member as he is seen striking poses more often in battle than Captain Ginyu himself and generally behaving in a deceptively goofy manner.


Recoome is very tall and muscular and is distinctly human in appearance. He has shaggy orange hair, beady eyes, and a cleft chin. He wears a green scouter on his left eye, a white Ginyu Force variant of the Battle Armor with a short black jumpsuit under it, white gloves and white boots. On one of his chestplates he has the Ginyu Force's symbol.


Recoome is the most flamboyant member of the Ginyu Force, doing poses even more than Captain Ginyu himself. He is a very comical character, betting Candy over fights and playing Rock-Paper-Scissors to see who will fight who. Although he appears quite brutish and simple, Recoome is fairly intelligent, not to mention sadistic, taking great joy in the suffering of his foes. Unlike the other members of the Ginyu Force, Recoome's personality lingers more towards that of a dim-witted bully. This can be seen as he greatly enjoys toying with his opponents and drawing them in with taunts. In the uncut version, he is also shown to be very crass when it comes to taunting his opponents, as evident when he flips Goku off, mocking his power level based on his scouter reading, furthering the bully persona. Despite his mean-streak, he seems to be very close to his comrades, especially to Guldo, as he is constantly cheering him up in battle and is shocked by his death. He is also the most ostentatious and energetic of the group; almost always striking poses and getting in other people's faces, and also seeming to never take his fights as seriously as the other members. Despite his crassness, he is somewhat effeminate, being very goofy and having practiced ballet as a child. In spite of his cruelty, he does seem to respect those who continue to fight despite the odds, as seen with his apparent admiration toward Gohan for continuing to try and take him on. Recoome also seems to like foes who fight dirty and give him some trouble, as he commented that he liked Vegeta's penchant for sneak attacks.




Recoome practices dance

Like the other members of the Ginyu Force, Recoome's special powers originated during his childhood: Recoome practiced dance, which is how he got his agility and various battle poses.[2] Recoome was later recruited in the Ginyu Force.

Dragon Ball Z[]

Frieza Saga[]


Burter, Jeice and Recoome watch Guldo fight Gohan and Krillin

The Ginyu Force are called in by Frieza to help him on Namek. There, they find Vegeta, Krillin and Gohan trying to wish for Vegeta's immortality with the Namekian Dragon Balls. Captain Ginyu has his men play Rock-Paper-Scissors to divvy up Vegeta, Krillin and Gohan. Recoome wins hands-down and gets to fight with Vegeta. After Guldo is defeated, Recoome and Vegeta begin their battle, with Recoome pulling off one of his battle poses just before they start. Despite Vegeta striking first, throwing Recoome into a mountain and blowing it up, and using a number of other crafty and underhanded tactics and techniques, Recoome emerges from the rubble unharmed, with only his Battle Armor being disintegrated. When the fight truly begins, Recoome dominates the battle, taking little to no damage from Vegeta's attacks apart from his hair being singed off. Recoome manages to beat down Vegeta until he can barely stand on his feet and it is likely that Recoome would have killed Vegeta with his Eraser Gun, had Gohan and Krillin not stepped in. While Krillin kicked Recoome from behind, Gohan pulled the wounded Vegeta out of the path of Recoome's attack, in order to save him.


Battle-damaged Recoome

Recoome's only ill effects from Krillin's attack are losing most of his teeth, which angered him. Wanting to take revenge on Krillin for his sneak attack, Recoome requests that he should finish off the two earthlings also, to which Burter and Jeice agree on. Then, Recoome nearly kills Krillin with a single crushing Recoome Kick to the head, disabling Krillin from moving. As for Gohan, Recoome takes his time pummeling the young warrior, apparently admiring the boy's bravery and tenacity. However, he ultimately brings the game to an end by cracking Gohan's neck with another ferocious kick. Recoome looks upon his victim with a sadistic smile, as the young boy slowly begins to die from the crushing attack. As he is about to finish off whatever is left of the three struggling warriors, Goku finally arrives. Recoome, Burter and Jeice just look in confusion and astonishment that Goku's allies have healed so quickly after eating Senzu Beans. Goku then proceeds to face his enemy.

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Recoome flips off Goku

In the uncut version of the series, Recoome not only mocks Goku's power level, but also flips him off in response. As Recoome begins to warm up for his most powerful attack in theatric fashion, the Recoome Ultra Fighting Bomber, Goku deals him a single blow by elbowing him in his stomach. The red-headed alien then falls over unconscious, much to everyone's disbelief. Later, after Goku easily defeats Recoome's comrades, Vegeta kills Burter, and then kills the unconscious Recoome from behind with a powerful Energy Wave.


Goku elbow strikes Recoome in the stomach

Recoome later travels to King Kai's Planet with the other members of the Ginyu Force (minus Captain Ginyu himself, as he is still alive). There they find Tien Shinhan, Chiaotzu and Yamcha. Recoome gets to fight with Yamcha, who is reluctant to do so since he knows the amount of damage Recoome was able to inflict against Vegeta. After Yamcha realizes that he has attained a higher power level than Recoome from training on the planet, he quickly disposes of his adversary using his Ki Blast Thrust technique, sending him into the bowels of Hell along with the rest of the Ginyu Force.

Majin Buu Saga[]


Recoome in jail in Hell

In the anime, after the Grand Kai brings word of terror spreading in Hell, Goku and Pikkon venture down to alleviate the chaos. They arrive to find Frieza, King Cold, the Ginyu Force and Cell threatening the resident ogres in order to acquire a means out of Hell. Recoome along with the other Ginyu Force members attempt to attack Goku simultaneously, but he is able to defeat them all with ease, resulting in their fall into the blood pond. Recoome was felled by an elbow to the back of the neck. Pikkon then uses Hyper Tornado, creating a whirlpool which sweeps the villains up and drops them onto a mountain of needles, impaling them in the process. Later, they all end up in a prison cell. In the Funimation dub, while in the prison cell, Recoome offers an arm-wrestling challenge to the rest of the villains sharing his fate, but the only reply he gets is a unanimous "shut up!" (In the Ocean Group dubs, they simply say "NO!").[3]

Later, Recoome and past villains are seen watching the final battle between Kid Buu and Goku on a giant Crystal Ball.[4][5][6]

Dragon Ball Super[]

"Future" Trunks Saga[]


Recoome along with Dabura, Frieza and Tambourine

When Goku and Krillin were sent into a forest to retrieve a special herb for Master Roshi, an illusion of Recoome and many other villains from the Z-Fighters' past show up to challenge the duo.

Super Dragon Ball Heroes[]

Supreme Kai of Time Saga[]


The combined team who attempt to take out Yamcha

An incarnation of Recoome appears as one of the competitors in the Super Space-Time Tournament, along with the rest of the Ginyu Force. In the manga, Recoome, Jeice, and Guldo team up with Commander Zeeun, Wings, Angila, Yamu, Spopovich, and Yakon to take on Yamcha but Jiren defeats them all with a single blow. He then battles Salza who kicks away Recoome's energy wave.[7] As a result of his team failing to advance to the second round of the tournament, Recoome and his space-time were erased.

Demon Invader Saga[]

In one particular Space-Time, Recoome is absorbed by Majin Ozotto.[8]

Dragon Ball GT[]

Super 17 Saga[]


Recoome in Dragon Ball GT

Recoome also makes a small cameo appearance where a news broadcast shows him flying out of Hell with a huge number of villains.

Film Appearances[]

Fusion Reborn[]


Bujin, Recoome, and a Meda appear in Fusion Reborn after Frieza orders them to fight Gohan

Recoome manages to escape from Hell along with Burter, Jeice, and many previous villains, only to be defeated and sent back to Hell once again.


Ginyu Force in Thier Prime

Recoome and the Ginyu Force on Planet Vegeta.

Recoome and the rest of the Ginyu Force are present during King Cold and Frieza's visit to Planet Vegeta to inform the Saiyan Army of King Cold's plans to retire and handing over control of his empire to Frieza.

Other Dragon Ball stories[]

Dragon Ball Online[]

Recoome is turned into a giant by Towa during his battle with Krillin, Gohan, and Vegeta on Namek. Jeice and Burter wonder why Recoome has become so silent and so strong, with Burter asking if Towa is his girlfriend. After Recoome is beaten, he snaps out of Towa's control and faints. When he recovers, Goku arrives and Recoome attempts to defeat him with an Ultra Fighting Bomber but is knocked out with an elbow strike to the guts before he can use the move.


Manga and Anime

Recoome battling Vegeta

Recoome easily dominated a powered-up Vegeta, who at the time had a power level of 30,000,[9] and Krillin stated that Burter and Jeice have about the same ki as Recoome.[10] When Captain Ginyu estimates Goku's power level to be at around 60,000, Jeice exclaims that Recoome never stood a chance.

In the Other World Saga, Recoome appears to have gotten much stronger, as Goku has to power up in order to deal with him together with Burter, Jeice, and Guldo. Frieza is shocked that Goku was able to beat them all so easily.

Apart from the amount of ki that he has, Recoome is extremely tough, easily absorbing the punishment Vegeta dished out in their battle even though Vegeta struck blows that inflicted visible damage.

Statements by authors and guidebooks

According to Daizenshuu 7, Recoome fought all of his battles only half-seriously.

Video games

In Dragon Ball Z II: Gekishin Freeza, Recoome's battle power is 71,000 and in Dragon Ball Z: Super Saiya Densetsu, Recoome's power level is 65,000; both would contradict Jeice's statement. However, his power level is 52,000 in Dragon Ball Z: Goku Gekitōden, 40,000 in Dragon Ball Z: Sagas, and 60,000 in Dragon Ball Z: The Anime Adventure Game.


  • Flight – The ability to fly with the use of ki.
    • Speed Up[11] – Recoome releases ki from his feet in order to increase his speed, allowing him to dodge the opponent's attacks and get right behind them in order to attack.
  • Ki Blast – The most basic form of energy wave.
  • Enhanced Endurance – Recoome has greater endurance than he should have, as shown by how he took Vegeta's barrage of hits and Final Crash without any wounds and took multiple off-guard attacks without severe injury.
  • Recoome Eraser Gun – A Mouth Energy Wave that is Recoome's signature technique. It is so powerful that Krillin remarks the technique warped the very planet (Namek) itself.

Recoome Renegade Bomber

  • Recoome Renegade Bomber – Also known as Recoome Boomba, it is the Continuous Energy Bullet technique he used against Gohan.
  • Recoome Fighting Bomber – Recoome's version of the Super Explosive Wave. Also called Recoome Kaboom.
  • Bakuhatsuha – An Exploding Wave performed similarly to the Recoome Fighting Bomber. Used in Legend of the Super Saiyan.
  • Recoome Boom – The powerful elbow strike he used against Vegeta. Named Recoome Elbow in the Japanese version.
  • Recoome Kick – The powerful knee strike he used against Vegeta. In the Raging Blast Series, it is Recoome's signature attack.
  • Recoome Hip Attack – The powerful bottom thrust he used against Gohan.
  • Recoome Mach Punch – The powerful punch he used against Goku.
  • Super Breath – Recoome inhales deeply and then exhales creating a huge gust of wind similar to a hurricane. Recoome used this technique to counter Gohan's Masenko on Namek.
  • Bomb Aggression – A Full Power Energy Wave/Full Power Energy Ball that is one of his super techniques in the Butōden series.
  • Catapult – Recoome throws his opponent up in the air and headbutts them in the back as the opponent lands on him. Used in the Butōden series.
  • Recoome Death Driver – The powerbomb he used on Vegeta. Named in Dragon Ball Z: The Legend, it is also known as Recoome Mahha Attack, Recoome Driver, or "Recoome Tecerot Soraibomb" in the Butōden series and The Legend.
  • Meteo Guillotine – Recoome's Meteor Attack in Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Battle 22. He performs his catapult technique, then he catches his opponent in mid-air and performs his powerbomb technique, and finally he performs his Hip Attack.
  • Recoome Hyper Swing – Recoome grabs the opponent's head, jumps up in the air while swinging them over his head, and when he gets high enough up in the air, he rushes to the ground and violently smashes the opponent's head to the floor. Used in the Budokai series.
  • Recoome Buster Magnum – Recoome kicks the opponent up in the air, then kicks them in the stomach, knees them in the head, and lastly, he makes a powerful kick that sends the opponent down to the ground. Used in the Budokai series.
  • Fighting Poses:
    • Special Fighting Pose 3 – One of his fighting poses named in the Budokai series.
    • Special Fighting Pose 4 – One of his fighting poses named in the Budokai series.
    • SP Fighting Pose 1 – One of his fighting poses. It is a Blast 1 in the Budokai Tenkaichi series, as well as a Super Attack named Recoome Pose in the Raging Blast series.
    • Recoome Fighting Pose – Recoome poses and increases his endurance, causing him to be able to shrug off staggering moves for a brief period of time. Used in Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z.
  • False Courage – One of his Blast 1 in the Budokai Tenkaichi series. He performs the Special Fighting Pose 3 while performing this.

Giant Form
Giant time breaker recoome

Giant Recoome when under Towa's control

Recoome takes this form while fighting Vegeta, Krillin, and Gohan after falling under Towa's control in Dragon Ball Online. Recoome's body increases in size, his eyes glow red, and a green Time Breaker jewel appears on his chest.

Video Game Appearances[]

Recoome in Budokai Tenkaichi 2

Recoome in Budokai Tenkaichi 2

Recoome kick

Recoome in Burst Limit

He is known to be the second most common Ginyu Force member to appear in video games. Throughout most of the games he is not playable in his battle-damaged outfit. Some fans were annoyed about this because he was mainly battle-damaged when he was fighting in the series, although in the first Budokai he can be fought in his battle-damaged outfit. After the release of Budokai Tenkaichi 3, he is playable in his battle-damaged outfit in all the succeeding video games.

In Ultimate Tenkaichi, he makes an appearance in the opening with all of his comrades except Guldo. He strikes a pose and is ready to fight but is quickly dispatched of by Future Trunks with a swift punch to his face. Jeice then tries to defeat Future Trunks, but they both roundhouse kick each other, and appear to be equal (Future Trunks was concealing his real power). The scene then goes to Vegeta dodging Burter's attack and smashing him to the ground. Captain Ginyu then tries to attack Vegeta, but Vegeta dodges again and fires a Galick Gun type attack, killing him.

Voice Actors[]


Dragon Ball Z
  • Recoome vs. Vegeta
  • Recoome vs. Krillin
  • Recoome vs. Gohan
  • Recoome vs. Goku
  • Recoome vs. Yamcha (anime only)
  • Recoome, Jeice, Burter, and Guldo vs. Goku (Super Saiyan Power) (anime only)
Dragon Ball Super
  • Recoome (illusion), Tambourine (illusion), King Piccolo (illusion), Vegeta (illusion), Nappa (illusion), Ginyu (illusion), Burter (illusion), Jeice (illusion), Guldo (illusion), Frieza (Final Form) (illusion), Cell (Perfect Form) (illusion), Super Buu (illusion), Dabura (illusion), Raditz (illusion), Bulma (illusion), and Super Shenron (illusion) vs. Goku (Base/Super Saiyan/Super Saiyan 3/Super Saiyan Blue) and Krillin (anime only)
Super Dragon Ball Heroes
  • Recoome, Yamu, Spopovich, Yakon, Jeice, Guldo, Wings, Angila and Commander Zeeun vs. Jiren


  • Recoome's name is a pun of the word "cream."
    • Viz Media went with the spelling of "Reacoom" in the Dragon Ball manga to reflect this pun (the "Recoome" spelling also reflects this pun when cream is spelled as "creme").
    • In the Xenoverse series, Male Voice Option 8 (Curtis Arnott AKA Takahata101 from TeamFourStar's Dragon Ball Z: Abridged parody series) directly references the pun by replacing Recoome's name with the word Creamer when perform Recoome's Skills, which is in keeping with his trend in the Xenoverse series of referring to the members of the Ginyu Force based on the dairy products their names are based on for humorous effect.
  • Though Vegeta blows up Recoome with an energy blast, his corpse is seen when Gohan flies by the battlefield on his way to Goku's ship carrying Piccolo during Goku's fight with Frieza. Perhaps the best explanation is that Vegeta's energy blast simply kills Recoome instead of completely annihilating him. In a similar situation, Frieza kills Dende with a Death Beam. Although there is an explosion, Dende's body is still intact.
    • His corpse is never shown in Dragonball Z Kai, so in this canon he was likely completely destroyed much like Jeice.
  • In the Ocean dub, while Krillin and Gohan are fighting Guldo, Recoome makes a bet with Burter. If Guldo wins, Recoome gets a chocolate nut bar. If Guldo loses, Burter gets the bar. Later, when it seems as if Guldo is going to win, Recoome says "I guess I was wrong. Good old Guldo's still got it," implying that he forgot who he bet on. Burter takes advantage of this and tells Recoome that he (Recoome) owes him (Burter) a chocolate nut bar. In the original, they simply bet on how long Krillin and Gohan will last against Guldo. Recoome says Guldo will defeat them in under a minute. In this version, Burter wins the bar fair and square; he cheats in the Ocean dub.
  • In the Ocean dub, Recoome is given a rather intellectual and sophisticated voice and accent, yet in the Funimation dub, he sounds more oafish and slow-witted, probably to match with his dimwitted appearance.
  • In the Ocean dub, Vegeta at one point refers to Recoome as an "overgrown android", despite never being identified as one anywhere else. This may have been a form of censorship to deal with the amount of bodily damage Recoome experienced over the course of his fight with the heroes or may have been a misconception due to Recoome's striking resemblance to Android 16.
  • Recoome's prone form/corpse on Namek is often digitally painted to remove his visible buttcrack as a form of censorship in foreign markets.
  • Recoome is the only member of the Ginyu Force to have the same English voice actor from the original Funimation dub to the Dragon Ball Z Kai dub.



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