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"You came here looking to fight us, but the battle has already been won. There's no one left to fight for, nobody wants your help. Can't you understand that? Just look. Look at your friends. Do they look like they're waiting for a knight in shining armor to come and rescue them?"
— "Battle in Kami's Lookout"

Spice, known as Gasshu (ガッシュ Gasshu) in the original Japanese version, is the leader of the Spice Boys, and is Garlic Jr.'s right-hand man during the Garlic Jr. Saga.


He has cyan/turquoise skin, long white hair and long pointed ears. He wears a Frieza Force-style battle armor which is dark purple in open collar and overall body, pink in shoulder guards, upper back and pectorals, displays a stomach opening exposing his sixpacks, and bears a long yellow cape. He also wears bracers and legwarmers in the same pink of his armor, along with white striped boots.

Spice is modeled after Zarbon and shares similar traits, notably the cape.


His personality is calm, and as such he speaks with a calm, light-pitched, Australian accent. He is slightly cynical, proud, like fellow Spice Boys, and has an appetite for fighting. He is very intelligent and informative, having complete confidence in himself, and his lord, Garlic Jr., who has his complete devotion and respect.


Dragon Ball Z

Garlic Jr. Saga

Main article: Garlic Jr. Saga Spice explains the presence of the Makyo Star and its origins. Spice knows of Piccolo and Gohan and their past, such as Piccolo's fascination with the dark side and the fact that Gohan managed to defeat Garlic Jr. He is also the only one of the Spice Boys who initially knows everything about the Makyo Star and the Black Water Mist.

Spice offers positions as Garlic Jr.'s soldiers to Gohan, Krillin and Piccolo. During Krillin and Gohan's fight with Salt and Mustard, Spice and Vinegar stand by as spectators, while Spice makes cynical comments on the fight.

Spice in his transformed state

After Mustard and Salt are killed by Gohan, he and Vinegar express anger and attempt a combination maneuver which is interrupted by Piccolo. He is impaled on a long spike during his fight with Gohan and presumed dead. However, like Garlic Jr. and Vinegar, he is completely healed of his fatal injuries and his power increases greatly when the Makyo Star is in Earth's orbit. As a result, he ultimately becomes much larger and more muscular, as well as more vicious and bloodthirsty. He again fights Gohan for a while as Vinegar simultaneously battles Krillin. He and Gohan seem evenly matched, even when he has progressed to his muscular form. Later, when Gohan is caught in the middle of Spice and Vinegar, he witnesses an injured Krillin falling, resulting in his anger exploding, and unleashing his latent power. Gohan then destroys both Spice and Vinegar at the same time with a powerful Double Masenko. His earlier exposure of his knowledge of Garlic Jr.'s return also made him indirectly responsible for Garlic Jr.'s final defeat due to Piccolo telling Gohan to destroy the Makyo Star that was in orbit near Earth, thus sapping Garlic Jr.'s power.



Spice is a formidable warrior in his own right. Being the strongest of the Spice Boys, he possesses frightening speed and ruthlessness, his speed even shocks Gohan. Spice was able to able to give Gohan some trouble in their initial fight. He is unique due to his being a demon with enchanter-like abilities, including the strange ability to grow his hair extremely long and strangle opponents, as well as using an energy web to trap opponents, and a freeze hold he uses by raising his palm. When the Makyo Star approached Earth, Spice's powers increased many times over and upon using his Gigantification abilities, he was able to gain the upper hand against Gohan. However, after Gohan became enraged after seeing Krillin get hurt, Gohan killed Spice with a single Masenko.

Video games

Spice's power level is 1,000,000 in Dragon Ball Z: The Anime Adventure Game.

Techniques and Special Abilities

Spice using his special technique

  • Hair Manipulation – A technique where the user can grow their hair extremely long and control it to grab and strangle their opponent.
  • Energy Web – The user launches ki out of his hand in a spider web-like shot, causing the opponent to get caught and unable to move. The attack also is known for its ability to tighten the more the victim struggles.
  • Half-Nelson[1] – The technique consists of the user putting their arms over their opponent's shoulders by going under the arm pits and either pulling backwards or clasping their fingers behind their neck, making the opponent unable to move as freely as usual.


Super Spice

Main article: Gigantification

Spice transformed after harnessing the power of the Makyo Star

Spice takes a powered up form after being energized by the Makyo Star. His muscle mass and strength increase greatly, and his entire body also grows in size and height.

Video Game Appearances

Spice made his first video game appearance in the handheld LCD game, Dragon Ball Z: Taose! Garlic Jr..

He is playable in Dragon Ball Heroes, like the other Spice Boys.

In World Mission, he is playable though like the other Spice Boys, he has no official SDBH cards, thus he is only playable via Custom Cards created through Card Creation.

Voice Actors


  • Spice, Vinegar, Mustard, Salt, and Garlic Jr. vs. Kami
  • Spice, Vinegar, Mustard and Salt vs. Gohan
  • Spice, Vinegar, Mustard, Salt, Yamcha (Infected), Master Roshi (Infected), Chi-Chi (Infected) and Bulma (Infected) vs. Piccolo
  • Vinegar vs. Krillin
  • Spice and Vinegar vs. Gohan
  • Spice (Super Spice) vs. Gohan
  • Spice (Super Spice) and Vinegar (Super Vinegar) vs. Gohan


  • Like Mustard and Salt, Spice and Vinegar have a cooperative attack consisting of energy orbs. However, the two were unable to launch the technique due to the intervention of Piccolo.
  • The shape of the spike that Gohan uses to impale Spice varies between the uncut and edited dubs. In the uncut dub, the spike appears longer and more serrate, while in the edited dub, the spike appears to be stubbier.
  • Spice's Japanese name, "Gasshu", is an anagram for the Japanese pronunciation of the word "sugar".


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