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"'Crimson-Masked Saiyan: That's...?! Who are you?
Warrior in Black: I left things like my name behind a long time ago. Let's do this!
"
— The Warrior in Black to Crimson in "Warrior in Black Clothes vs. Goku Black! The Dark Plot Becomes Clear!"


The Warrior in Black[3] (黒衣の戦士 Kokui no Senshi , lit. "Warrior in Black Clothes")[4] is an incarnation of Bardock (バーダック Bādakku) whose timeline of origin is unknown. He is one of the several Warriors in Black that work under former Supreme Kai of Time, Aeos.

During the New Space-Time War Saga, he temporarily works with Shroom in the Pseudo Universe to put a stop to the Crimson-Masked Saiyan's plan to complete Project Zero Mortals. In the Supreme Kai of Time Saga, he and his fellow warriors support Aeos' mysterious yet malevolent intentions for the Super Space-Time Tournament as one of the many antagonists.

Appearance

The Warrior in Black's hooded appearance.

The Warrior in Black resembles his main timeline counterpart, sharing his signature spiky black hairstyle and dark-colored eyes. He has three bangs hanging to the right of his forehead and two bangs hanging to the left. His hair also stands up in the front with four spikes and three bangs in the back. Similar to his main timeline counterpart and Goku Black, he has a darker skin tone and sterner, more defined eyes. In later episodes and trailers, his status as a version of Bardock is further reinforced as to bearing the blood soaked red headband as seen in the Super Dragon Ball Heroes Official 4 Pocket Binder -New Space-Time War-.

Before being revealed to be similar in appearance to Goku, the Warrior in Black hid his identity with a hooded black cloak, as well as a brown masked undershirt to hide his mouth. He also wears a gray belt and black boots tipped with gray at the front and the heel. In addition, he has large scars on both hands.

Personality

The Warrior in Black stays mostly silent to conceal his identity and intentions. During his confrontation with the Crimson-Masked Saiyan and his reveal to be similar-looking to Goku, he states that he threw away things of his past, including that of his name. Despite his sinister allegiance to Aeos, he retains a level of affection for his son, as he actively fought to stop Crimson's plan and fought alongside Goku during the events in the Pseudo Universe, something Aeos herself seemed to allow.

Biography

Dragon Ball Heroes

New Space-Time War Saga

Main article: New Space-Time War Saga In the anime, while in the Pseudo Universe, the Warrior in Black is shown standing on top of a building, overlooking the streets with a red glint in his eye, and observing Goku as he runs from the Frieza Force.

During the fight between Goku and Hearts, the Dark Dragon Ball-infused Golden Frieza and Golden Meta-Cooler, and Legendary Super Saiyan Broly, the Warrior in Black interrupts to swiftly defeat the Wicked Bloodline and acquire their Dark Dragon Balls, taunting Broly into facing him alone soon after and angering the Crimson-Masked Saiyan.

"Such a monster.."
— The Warrior in Black, terrified of the Crimson-Masked Saiyan's power.

The Warrior in Black as a Super Saiyan.

During another attack on humanity by the Crimson-Masked Saiyan, the Warrior in Black confronts him in battle, surprising Goku Black by pulling back his hood to reveal his Goku-like Super Saiyan appearance. Using Super Saiyan (with an aura resembling that of Super Saiyan 2), he is able to fight on-par with the Crimson-Masked Saiyan when he uses Super Saiyan Rosé 2, though the Crimson-Masked Saiyan still holds a slight advantage. However, he is eventually beaten when Crimson uses Super Saiyan Rosé 3. The Crimson-Masked Saiyan attempts to finish off the Warrior in Black with a finger beam, but he is saved by the untimely arrival of Ultra Instinct Goku and Controlled Berserk Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta.

When Goku and Vegeta battle against the Crimson-Masked Saiyan, the Warrior in Black gathers the remaining Dragon Balls in the Pseudo Universe. After the defeat of the Crimson-Masked Saiyan, the Warrior in Black summons the Eternal Dragon to transport himself and his allies out of the Pseudo Universe.

Aeos with the Warriors in Black.

Reporting to Aeos, he states that the Pseudo Universe has been destroyed, and that he was able to save his son. Aeos then states that her time has come, and the Warrior in Black is shown with three others wearing the same outfit.

"'Warrior in Black: Is this your limit, Kakarot?
Goku: It ain't yet!
"
— The Warrior and Goku in Gogeta vs. the Crimson-Masked Saiyan.

The Warrior and Goku finishing off Crimson with a united attack.

In the manga, the Warrior is instead saved by Gogeta, who deduces that he is not "Kakarot" based off of his ki signature. When Gogeta fights Crimson, the Warrior is able to figure out how Crimson is siphoning energy form the Pseudo Universe to gain a form of immortality. After Gogeta defuses, the Warrior steps in one final time to aid Goku in a joint blast that wipes Crimson out for good, before disappearing into thin air.

Supreme Kai of Time Saga

Main article: Supreme Kai of Time Saga

"Looks like you're making good use of throwing in these guys from various timelines to brawl."
— The Warrior's comment on Aeos' Super Space-Time Tournament.

The Warriors in Black restrain Chronoa.

The Warrior in Black briefly appears in the Time Nest alongside with his fellow Warriors in Black to restrain Chronoa from taking action against their leader, Aeos.

Later on, as the Super Space-Time Tournament begins, the Warrior in Black comments on it with telling Aeos that she's making good use of throwing in warriors from various timelines in the tournament with Aeos later replying that the timelines increased too much.

Power

Manga and Anime

The Warrior in Black is incredibly powerful, able to defeat the Dark Dragon Ball-infused Golden Frieza and Golden Meta-Cooler without any trouble as well as take on Legendary Super Saiyan Broly, all while remaining unreadable by Hearts.

Against the Crimson-Masked Saiyan, he fought on-par with him while both were in their base forms. As a Super Saiyan, he was able to keep up against the foe's Super Saiyan Rosé 2 for some time, but slowly became outmatched as the fight progressed. However, once Crimson ascended to Super Saiyan Rosé 3, the Warrior in Black was completely outclassed and was left at the mercy of his foe.

Following this, the Warrior in Black went on to have his potential unlocked by Dark Shenron.

Game

The Warrior in Black is incredibly powerful, able to defeat the Dark Dragon Ball-infused Golden Frieza and Golden Meta-Cooler without any trouble as well as take on Legendary Super Saiyan Broly, all while remaining unreadable by Hearts.

As a Super Saiyan, he is able to keep up with the Super Saiyan Rosé 2 Crimson-Masked Saiyan while also protecting the city from his attacks. Though he is outmatched when Crimson ascends to Super Saiyan Rosé 3, he is able to hold him off long enough for Goku and Vegeta to arrive.

Abilities

Super Saiyan

Main article: Super Saiyan

The Warrior in Black producing bio-electric lightning in his Super Saiyan form.

The Warrior in Black is capable of taking on the Super Saiyan state. His transformation noticeably produces numerous blue-colored bio-electric sparks, much like a Super Saiyan 2.

In this form, he is able to fight at near-equal strength against the Crimson-Masked Saiyan in his Super Saiyan Rosé 2 form.

Super Saiyan (Dark Dragon Ball Enhancement)

Main articles: Super Saiyan and Dark Dragon Ball

The Warrior in Black's Super Saiyan form enhanced with a dark aura.

The Warrior in Black can power himself up with a Dark Dragon Ball, as shown in the OVA trailer for Ultra God Mission 1.

The Super Saiyan variant was first used by the Warrior in Black's "UGM1-061" card in Dragon Ball Heroes, where it is named Super Saiyan (Dark Dragon Ball Enhancement) (超サイヤ人・暗黒ドラゴンボール強化).

Video Game Appearances

Voice Actors

Battles

Dragon Ball Heroes
Anime
  • Warrior in Black vs. Frieza (Golden Frieza; Dark Dragon Ball Fighter) and Meta-Cooler (Golden Meta-Cooler; Dark Dragon Ball Fighter)
  • Warrior in Black (Base/Super Saiyan) vs. Crimson-Masked Saiyan (Base/Super Saiyan Rosé 2/Super Saiyan Rosé 3)
Manga
  • Warrior in Black vs. Frieza (Golden Frieza; Dark Dragon Ball Fighter) and Meta-Cooler (Golden Meta-Cooler; Dark Dragon Ball Fighter)
Game
  • Warrior in Black, Goku and Hearts vs. Frieza (Golden Frieza; Dark Dragon Ball Fighter) and Meta-Cooler (Golden Meta-Cooler; Dark Dragon Ball Fighter) vs. Broly (Legendary Super Saiyan)
  • Warrior in Black (Super Saiyan) vs. Crimson-Masked Saiyan (Super Saiyan Rosé 2/Super Saiyan Rosé 3)
  • Warrior in Black (Super Saiyan) and Goku (Super Saiyan) vs. Crimson-Masked Saiyan (Super Saiyan Rosé Full Power)

List of characters killed by Warrior in Black

Dragon Ball Heroes
Assists

Trivia

  • Warrior in Black's fight with the Crimson-Masked Saiyan in the anime is similar to that of Vegeta and Goku Black in the Dragon Ball Super manga:
    • The fight took place in a city.
    • Both Crimson and Vegeta used versions of Super Saiyan 2 to fight against their respective base form opponents.
    • Warrior in Black used the Super Saiyan form with a Super Saiyan 2-like aura, like Goku Black.
    • Warrior in Black almost was outclassed by Crimson, similar to how Super Saiyan Black was outclassed by Super Saiyan 2 Vegeta.
    • Both the Crimson-Masked Saiyan and Vegeta used the higher-level transformations while their enemy was unable to use those transformations, nearly killing their foes.
  • The Warrior in Black is the seventh Saiyan to strangely emit bio-electric lightning in his regular Super Saiyan transformation.
  • There are several hints implying that the Warrior in Black could be a version of Bardock; the artwork of him wearing a red headband on the Super Dragon Ball Heroes Official 4 Pocket Binder -New Space-Time War-, his use of Full Charge Rebellion Edge and his preference of referring to Goku as "Kakarot". In addition, Aeos asks him if he managed to save his son, implying that the Warrior's son, likely Goku, was taken to the Pseudo Universe.

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