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Turles Crusher Corps (クラッシャーターレス軍団 Kurasshā Tāresu Gundan, lit. "Crusher Tullece Army Corps") is a mercenary platoon who works closely under Turles, a low-class Saiyan pirate and former member of the Saiyan Army who bears a resemblance to Goku. They make their debut in the 1990 film Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might, where the group sends a device to Earth, which catapults into a forest and causes a fire that completely destroys the area.

Biography

Formation

The Turles Crusher Corps in their spaceship

The members of the Turles Crusher Corps were all recruited by Turles on different planets.[2] They are all quite strong; stronger than the average Dragon Team member. The goal of the Turles Crusher Corps is to find a planet to grow the Tree of Might, in order to produce the fruit of the Tree of Might. This fruit gives the person who eats it unimaginable power. The Crusher Corps. wants to use this fruit to become the most powerful group of warriors in the universe. Some of their dialogue implies that their reasons for wanting to plant the Tree of Might are also out of a desire to defeat Frieza; Lakasei mentions that by eating the fruit they will be strong enough to defeat Frieza.

Arrival on Earth

Main article: Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might

The Turles Crusher Corps on Earth

The team arrives on Earth and plant a seed which grows the Tree of Might, a plant that sucks the life of the planet on which it was planted and leaves it a desert. Goku, Krillin, Yamcha, Tien Shinhan and Chiaotzu's attempts to destroy the tree are unsuccessful, and it is not long before they are confronted by the mercenaries Amond, Daiz, Cacao, Rasin, and Lakasei; their leader, Turles, watches the encounter from inside his spaceship. Gohan arrives and joins the battle after rescuing Chiaotzu from Rasin, and is personally invited by Turles to join his men. Gohan refuses and is saved in time thanks to the arrival of Piccolo. Using a Power Ball, Turles forces Gohan to transform into a Great Ape and sets him on Goku, who eventually manages to cut his son's tail off and restore him to normal.

Goku defeats the Crusher Corps members

They then attack Goku, who retaliates and kills them using the Kaio-ken technique. A showdown ensues between Goku and Turles, with Goku having the upper hand until Turles pushes his power further by eating a fruit of the Tree of Might. Slowly recovering while Turles is distracted by the rest of the Z Fighters, Goku decides to use the Spirit Bomb. Unable to gather energy from living beings, Goku decides to use the stolen energy inside the Tree of Might itself. Eventually successful in creating the Spirit Bomb, Goku sees his opportunity and fires it straight into Turles, who is carried up the trunk of the Tree of Might and destroyed along with the tree when the Spirit Bomb explodes.

Escaping from Hell

Turles Crusher Corps

Members of Turles Crusher Corps' briefly appear in Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn, among the residents of Hell that make their escape to Earth. They were presumably all defeated by Gohan, who confronted them and sent back to Hell.

Members

Xeno Turles Crusher Corps
Other Media

Video Game Appearances

All members of Turles' Crusher Corps appear as playable characters in Dragon Ball Heroes.

"Turles is one of the last remaining Saiyans. He heads the Crusher Corps in their devilry."
Old Kai mentions Turles' Crusher Corps in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

Though it does not appear, Turles Crusher Corps is mentioned in Xenoverse. Additionally, Turles himself appears as a playable character in Xenoverse 2, where it is revealed that the Crusher Corps invasion of Earth and defeat seen in the film takes place in an alternate timeline.[1]

In Xenoverse 2, Turles' Crusher Corps is shown to be infamous across the galaxy and members of the Galactic Patrol as Jaco recognizes Turles from his wanted poster.

If the Future Warrior trains under Turles he will test them to see if they are Crusher Corp material. During the training, Turles also reveals that he plans to plant a Tree of Might in Conton City once the analysis of the soil sample he had sent back to his men for testing is complete and states that the Future Warrior will have to choose between working for the Time Patrol or joining the Crusher Corp (though this never actually occurs). It is also shown that Turles had formed an alliance with Slug's Demon Clan, though ultimately plans to eliminate them once they had outlived their usefulness (while Lord Slug himself only allies with them in order to steal some of the Fruit of the Tree of Might).[1]

In Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission, the game world version of Xeno Turles has his own incarnation of the Crusher Corps made up Amond, Cacao, Daiz, Rasin, and Lakasei's "Xeno" counterparts from the game world's "Xeno" timeline. In Chapter 1 Side Story: "Note's Adventure", the Xeno Turles Crusher Corps recruit the female Universe 6 Saiyan hoodlums Caulifla and Kale to have them protect the Tree of Might promising them some of its fruit as a reward. Wanting to get stronger Caulifla accepts the offer though Kale is unsure if they can trust them. Meanwhile, Note finds herself near the Tree of Might due to a game anomaly created by Sealas after being sent into the game for training by Great Saiyaman 3 following her defeat by her teammate Beat during an in-game team building sparring exercise to test out the Hero Switch. Knowing Caulifla might not be swayed by a moral argument against eating the fruit, Great Saiyaman 3 orders her to convince the pair that Xeno Turles and the Crusher Corps are lying about the Fruit increasing their power. After managing to prove herself to Caulifla and Kale by defeating them in battle, Caulifla believing Note's lie is determined to make Xeno Turles pay for tricking her and Kale. The Crusher Corps and Xeno Turles return realizing that Caulifla and Kale have betrayed them. Xeno Turles eats the fruit causing h to take on his Rampaging form and fights alongside his henchmen. However, Note defeats them and Turles. However, Rampaging Xeno Turles is revived by the anomaly and attacks in a mindless rage but is defeated once more. Afterward, Caulifla and Kale go off to train bidding Note farewell and hoping to fight her again. Additionally, the SH4-21 Turles card has an Ability 1 and Ultimate Unit related to the Turles Crusher Corps.

Related Ability & Ultimate Unit
  • Turles Crusher Corps - The Ability 1 of SH4-21 Turles. Permanent +3000 to own PWR per each of the following on own team: Amond, Daiz, Cacao, Rasin, Lakasei.
  • Turles Crusher Corps Unit - The Ultimate Unit for SH4-21 Turles, Amond, & Daiz. Activate Turles Crusher Corps' Super Unit Effect for a Permanent +20000 PWR to all unit members and allies with the Fruit of the Tree of Might ability & completely recover their STA. Costs 10 Hero Energy to activate.

Trivia

  • The name of the group is derived from the character profiles (namely, Turles' profile) on the Funimation DVD of The Tree of Might.
  • The name of each member is a pun of a certain type of nut, bean, or related food item (Amond for Almond, Cacao for cocoa bean, Daiz for soybean, Rasin for raisin, and Lakasei for peanut).
  • Footage of their fight with Goku appears in the "Rock the Dragon" opening.

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