Planet Elite Force
From Dragon Ball Encyclopedia
The Planet Elite Force (惑星 の エリート の 力, Wakusei no Erito no Chikara; FUNimation "Bardock's Elite"; Literally meaning "Planet's Elite's Force") is a group of low-class Saiyan warriors who Bardock leads.
After clearing a society on Planet Kanassa, a weakened survivor emerged and caught Bardock off-guard. He instilled into the Saiyan the ability of precognitive foresight. Bardock was still out of commission when the other capable four soldiers were instructed to clear the civilization of Planet Meat.
During their visit to the planet, the group encountered one of Freeza's most esteemed minions, Dodoria, and his elite who had been ordered by Freeza to betray and make short work of the Saiyans. Bardock was later informed that his team had accepted an offer on Planet Meat. Pursuing them, he discovered his ravaged comrades and to some fortune found that Tora was alive, but in critical condition. Vowing to avenge the four, Bardock was suddenly assaulted by Dodoria's Elite, although for a low-class Saiyan he was able to dominate the elite-class fighters until Dodoria launched a Super Mouth Blast, overpowering Bardock and leaving him for dead.
Bardock barely survived this attack and struggled to return to Planet Vegeta where he immediately began spreading the word of danger, but his panic only led bystanders to believe Bardock was overreacting after having finally met his match during a typical mission. Terrified, Bardock took to the skies, where Freeza's Spaceship was orbiting, in a last resort effort to throttle Freeza's plan to eradicate the Saiyans. Freeza stepped out into the orbit of Planet Vegeta where he encountered Bardock, who insisted that the Saiyans refused being oppressed and commanded by the tyrant. When Bardock attempted to kill Freeza using a Final Spirit Cannon, Freeza retaliated with by laughing manically as he expanded a charging Supernova. Within moments, the Supernova was set free from Freeza's fingertip and careened through numerous bystanding soldiers en route toward Planet Vegeta. Bardock was among the first to be consumed by the ball of energy.
- All of the members of the Planet Elite Force have some drastic changes in their appearance from Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru's original character design. Akira Toriyama drew the final draft of the Planet Elite Force.
- Bardock, Panbukin, and Toma are the only three members of the team whose names are not completely changed from Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru's original character design.