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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.

Appearance

He has cyan/turquoise skin, long white hair, long pointed ears and almond colored eyes. 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 revealing his six pack, and bears a long yellow cape. He also wears pink bracers and boots with white armored tips. Out of all the Spice Boys, he is considered the most handsome.

Personality

Spice is very composed, intelligent and arrogant.

He is incredibly knowledgeable about the Makyo Star and the Black Water Mist. He knows a surprising amount about Piccolo, such as the latter's fascination with the dark side and the fact that they need him alive to be able to use the dragon balls. Unlike the other Spice Boys, Spice is rarely angered or rattled. He laughs it off when Piccolo insults his lord Garlic Jr., and when the Namekian laughs at his ultimatum and prepares to fight, Spice isn't angered or offended and welcomes the challenge.

Spice seems to respect Piccolo and invites him to join Garlic Jr., even after the latter attempted to kill him with a ki blast. When talking to Piccolo, he is quite affable as he sees the Namekian as a fellow demon and a potential ally, and appeals to his demonic nature in order to get him to join. Spice comes to recognize Gohan's power after previously questioning it and invites him to join Garlic Jr., even after the young Saiyan killed his comrades Mustard and Salt. When Gohan refused, Spice had no qualms whatsoever in fighting and/or killing him.

Spice's arrogance in revealing the Makyo Star's pivotal role in Garlic Jr.'s return also made him indirectly responsible for Garlic Jr.'s final defeat.

In the Funimation dub, he speaks with a light pitched English accent with a sneering tone.

Biography

Dragon Ball Z

Garlic Jr. Saga

Main article: Garlic Jr. Saga After Garlic Jr. releases the Black Water Mist and captures Kami and Mr. Popo, he sends the Spice Boys to Master Roshi's house to capture or recruit Piccolo. They encounter Gohan, Krillin and Maron, the young Saiyan grows enraged when he finds out the Garlic Jr. and the Spice Boys had a role in his mom and friends being possessed. Gohan rushes to attack them but they stop him in his tracks with a telekinesis hold. Piccolo fires a stealthy ki blast aimed at Spice's head, but he dodges it before it hits him. The Namekian insults Garlic Jr., which greatly angers Vinegar who wants to immediately fight him. Piccolo asks how Garlic Jr. escaped and Spice explains the presence of the Makyo Star and its origins. Spice invites Piccolo to join Garlic Jr., who turns down the offer. Piccolo is attacked and bitten by his friends, becoming infected and the Spice Boys wait for him to rise as one of their own, Vinegar impulsively decides to put him out of misery. Spice stops him saying they need Piccolo to use the Dragon Balls, Vinegar then asks if he can kill Piccolo later, which Spice quickly responds no and that Piccolo is a ally now.

Gohan and Krillin arrive at Kami's Lookout and discover that Piccolo is now infected with the Black Water Mist and is violent and thrashing, so much that Spice is forced to restrain him. Garlic Jr. reveals himself and tells Gohan how he looks forward to getting his revenge and asks where Goku is. Salt attacks Gohan and when Krillin tries to help, he is attacked by Mustard. Garlic Jr., Spice (who is holding back a thrashing Piccolo) and Vinegar look on as spectators. Krillin is easily defeated and his being hurt causes Gohan to tap into his latent power and he kills Mustard and Salt, Piccolo breaks free and begins violently attacking Gohan for a while, Spice orders Piccolo to stand down, and attempts a combination maneuver with Vinegar which is interrupted by the Namekian. Piccolo fights Gohan, preventing Spice and Vinegar from being involved. Piccolo bites Krillin, who tries to help Gohan and infects him. Spice invites Gohan to join Garlic Jr. telling him that he the only one left. Piccolo and Krillin then corner Gohan and right when the Namekian is about to kill Gohan, he reveals that he was only pretending to be infected and grabs the vials containing Kami and Popo and throws them to Krillin who was also feigning infection. Krillin releases Kami and Popo.

Piccolo, Gohan and Krillin take on Garlic Jr., Spice and Vinegar, while Kami and Popo head off to spread the Sacred Water. Spice takes on Gohan and they appear to be evenly matched until Spice strangles him with his Kaminobashiwaza technique. Gohan escapes with an energy wave and goes to help Krilllin, who is losing to Vinegar. After Gohan blasts away Vinegar, Spice attempts an sneak attack and is caught off guard by Krillin who headbutts him in the stomach. Gohan then uppercuts him, sending him flying into a long spike that impales him and he is presumed dead. However, like Vinegar, he is completely healed of his fatal injuries once Garlic Jr. activates the Makyo Star.

Spice transforms with the power of the Makyo Star and he becomes much larger, more muscular and powerful, as well as more vicious and bloodthirsty. He again fights Gohan for a while as Vinegar simultaneously battles Krillin. Gohan witnesses an injured and unresponsive Krillin falling to off Kami's Lookout and tries to save him, but Spice and Vinegar attack, preventing him. Watching his friend falling to his death and not being able to help results in Gohan's anger exploding, and releasing his latent power. Gohan unleashes a powerful Double Masenko which destroys Spice and Vinegar.

Power

Anime

Spice is a formidable warrior. Being the strongest of the Spice Boys, he possesses frightening speed, unpredictability and ruthlessness; his speed even shocks Gohan. While distracted, he was able to sense and dodge Piccolo's stealthy ki blast (that was aimed for his head) before it could kill him. He was able to hold back an 'infected' Piccolo from attacking Gohan with relative ease. Spice was powerful enough that Piccolo didn't take any chances in letting him and Vinegar fight Gohan, instead fighting Gohan himself to prevent the young Saiyan from getting any real injuries, which the Makyans would have no doubt inflicted. Spice was able to go head-to-head with Gohan twice and gave him trouble in their fights. During Spice's first fight with Gohan, he was able to gain the upper hand and If it wasn't for the young Saiyan seeing Krillin being beaten by Vinegar, Spice would have strangled him to death with his Kaminobashiwaza technique. When Spice activated the Makyo Star, his power increased many times over and his body becomes much larger and more muscular. With his power increased, he was able to gain the advantage against Gohan, forcing him to fight defensively.

Pen and Paper Games

Spice's power level is 1,000,000 in base form and 2,000,000 when powered up by the Makyo Star in the 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.

Transformations

Super Spice

Main article: Gigantification

Spice transformed after harnessing the power of the Makyo Star

When activating the Makyo Star, Spice's 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

Battles

  • 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
  • Spice vs. Gohan
  • Spice and Vinegar vs. Gohan
  • Spice (Super Spice) vs. Gohan
  • Spice (Super Spice) and Vinegar (Super Vinegar) vs. Gohan

Trivia

  • 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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