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"This is bad."
— "Water Fight"

Torbie (トルビー Torubī) is a powerful deceased fighter from the South Area in Universe 7 and one of South Kai's students.


Torbie has an insectoid figure, which looks remarkably similar to Perfect Cell. His exoskeleton is of reddish color, and he also has two large wings growing on his back.


He takes his battles very seriously, which means he is thrown completely off guard when Tapkar decides to surrender due to him tiring himself out.


Dragon Ball Z[]

Majin Buu Saga[]

Torbie taken out by the Grand Kai's medics after he got defeated by Pikkon

Pikkon watches Torbie being taken by the medics

In the Other World Tournament, Torbie first battles Tapkar. Torbie wins by default because Tapkar wastes all of his energy running around the arena and forfeits. In the finals, he battles Pikkon and loses rather quickly and is evacuated from the ring by medics.

Torbie has a few cameo appearances later in the series, notably when Kid Buu is attacking Grand Kai's Planet.[1][2]

Dragon Ball GT[]

Shadow Dragon Saga[]

He also makes a cameo appearance in Dragon Ball GT, while training under his mentor South Kai when Goku needs energy to form an Super Ultra Spirit Bomb and defeat Omega Shenron.[3]



He is physically the strongest fighter from the South Area, since he is able to put somewhat of a resistance against Pikkon, although he loses quickly.

Techniques and Special Abilities[]

  • Flight – The ability to fly without the use of ki through the use of wings or special mechanisms.
  • Ki Blast – The most basic form of energy wave. Torbie uses his energy attacks as a common technique (though he is never actually seen using them).

Voice Actors[]


Dragon Ball Z
  • Torbie vs. Tapkar (anime only)
  • Torbie vs. Pikkon (anime only)


  • His name is a reference to his insectoid appearance.
  • The form of Torbie's head looks slightly similar to that of Darth Vader's helmet. Although it could also reflect the exact opposite of the shape of Cell's head, as Torbie's physical build is similar to that of Perfect Cell. Both Torbie and Cell are voiced by Dameon Clarke in the Funimation dub of Dragon Ball Z.



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