Son Videl

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"I can't go out like this... I'm the daughter of Mr. Satan!"
Son Videl in Dragon Ball Z: Broly: Second Coming

Son Videl (孫 ビーデル, Son Biideru; FUNimation "Videl", Viz "Videl") is the daughter and only known child of Mister Satan, who is very protective of her especially in respect to boys. She grows up learning martial arts hoping to be as great as her father when in fact, unknown to herself, she is already better and stronger than him. She is a tough, tomboyish character raised with fame all around her.

In keeping with the name puns of Dragon Ball and DBZ, her name is an anagram of Devil; since her father's original Japanese name is Mister Satan (Hercule in edited dub and in VIZ's censored manga, giving it the 'A for all ages' label). She later becomes the wife of Son Gohan and mother of Son Pan. After blackmailing Gohan to enter the tournament and teach her the Bukujutsu technique (using Ki energy to fly), she gradually starts to fall in love with him for his kind and honest heart.


Dragon Ball Z

Great Saiyaman Saga

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Gohan teaching Videl how to use ki.

In her spare time, Videl helps the police and fights crime in Satan City. She becomes suspicious of Son Gohan after meeting him on his first day at Orange Star High School, and she even follows him for a brief time to learn more about him. Videl eventually discovers Gohan’s secret identity as the Great Saiyaman after she and Gohan are involved in an attempt to return a baby Dinosaur to its rightful parents and she uses a blackmail-type of threat to get him to teach her how to fly. In a matter of days, she learns how to fly and starts to develop a liking for Gohan. She even cut her hair one day after he had suggested it (though she initially thought he just liked girls with short hair, he explained that long hair will only get in the way during a fight). There was an awkward moment when Chichi asks Gohan whether he is going to marry Videl, embarrassing him and making Videl laughs. Despite the relentless teasing from friends (such as Kuririn), Videl and Gohan develop a sweet kind of relationship.

World Tournament Saga

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Videl at the Tenkaichi Tournament.
Videl being beaten up in her match against Spopovich at the Tenkaichi Tournament.

Videl becomes very strong for a Human and enters the 25th World Martial Arts Tournament. Videl goes up against Spopovich. Videl quickly gains the upper hand, even breaking Spopovich's neck, even though he repairs it. Soon the tables turn against her as Spopovich keeps getting back up after her attacks. Videl becomes tired and Spopovich takes advantage by beating her around the ring with series of punches to the stomach and head. For his enjoyment Spopovich steps on Videl's head. He pushed down on it until Videl is brought to tears. Gohan rushes to her when Yamu tells Spopovich to end the match. He kicks her out of the ring. Gohan carries her to the infirmary, where he returns later to heal her with a Senzu Bean. She thanks him for it, though Hercule freaks out, suspicious of the boy, insisting she be checked up for poisoning.

Babidi Saga

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When she sees Gohan in mortal danger from a Ki drain she tries to save him from an opponent she has no chance of beating, and is stopped only by being physically restrained by Goku. She readily believes Gohan after he confesses he was both the mysterious Gold Fighter who appeared before Saiyaman and the golden-haired boy at the Cell Games seven years ago, and, having suspected that her father was not telling the truth, comes to the conclusion that he beat Super Perfect Cell. She initially wants to come and help with the fight, but realizing that the enemy is beyond her league, she decides to turn back and states, "You better come back, cause I'm not finished with you yet, Gohan."

Fusion Saga

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Videl during the Fusion Saga.

Videl goes with the group to look for the Dragon Balls. She later take refuge with the group on Kami's Lookout where hearing about Gohan's supposed death at the hands of Majin Boo, she breaks down crying and confesses her love for him. While everyone presumes Gohan dead, she's the only one who is convinced that he still lives, somehow sensing that fact. A day later, when Super Buu attacks Kami's Lookout looking for the fighter Goku promised him, Piccolo manages to persuade him to wait by telling him that Videl is Hercule's daughter, later explaining to Videl that Hercule nearly succeeded in convincing Boo to change his ways. Ultimately, when Gotenks fails to stop Boo, she, along with everyone else at the lookout, is turned into chocolate and eaten.

Kid Buu Saga

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A wedding picture of Videl and Gohan

In an anime-exclusive filler, she ended up in Heaven and searched for Gohan along with Dabura, Son Chichi, and Bulma Brief, but they could not find him. Even though she was dead, Videl was convinced that Gohan was still alive. This commitment to Gohan convinced the once evil Dabura that he was in the presence of true love, a feeling he never had known before, which embarrassed Videl since Chichi was present. She did not know that Gohan had passed away when Kid Boo had annihilated Planet Earth. After both she and Gohan come back to life and they meet again, Videl is happy at seeing "the big jerk" again. Later, she becomes Gohan's partner in fighting crime as Great Saiyaman No. 2 (グレート サイヤマン 2号, Gurēto Saiyaman Ni-Gō; Literally meaning "Great Saiyan Man No. 2") (alternately known as Great Saiyawoman or Great Saiyagirl), sporting a similar outfit and participating in the same Entrance Pose (登場 決め ポーズ, Tōjō Kime Pōzu; Literally meaning "Appeared Determined Pose") she earlier found ridiculous. Some years later she eventually married Gohan, giving birth to a daughter named Son Pan. She attended the 28th Tenkaichi Tournament to cheer on her family at the end of the Dragon Ball Z series.

Dragon Ball GT

Search for the Black Star Dragon Balls

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Videl and Gohan in Dragon Ball GT.

Years later, Videl helped prepare the Grand Tour Spaceship for Goku, Trunks, and Goten so that they could search for the Black Star Dragon Balls.

The Evil Parasite, Baby

In the Baby Saga, she and her husband get possessed by Baby. Videl noticed on the planet Vegeta (renamed Tuffle), that Pan was helping others to become normal. Videl kicked Pan out of the air, demanding that she stopped with such actions, and to become one of Baby's underlings. Videl and Gohan almost killed their own daughter, since Baby ordered them to, but Uub intercepted and saved Pan. Videl is cured with the Sacred Water.

The Ultimate Android, Super 17

During the 30th World Tournament she observes with her husband, Gohan, as Pan and Goku compete.

During the battle against Super 17, she wanted to fight along with the Z Warriors (wearing her Great Saiyaman outfit no less), however, by the time she gets there, Goku and Android 18 had done the job already.

The Evil Dragons

In the end, she has no fights against the Shadow Dragons. After the defeat of Omega Shenron, she lives in peace with Gohan and Pan at Mount Paozu. By the end of the series she has likely died of old age, as Pan, her daughter, is shown to have a grandson.


Videl appeared in Dragon Ball Z: Broly: Second Coming, Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn, and Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon.

Broly: Second Coming

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Videl was on a quest to collect the Dragon Balls along with Son Goten and Trunks Brief. At that time, only the Four-Star Ball remained and the rest of them were in a bag when a tiff occured between Videl and Trunks about collecting the last Dragon Ball. This resulted in them losing the Dragon Ball admist a flock of Seagulls. They start searching for the ball and as usual Goten and Trunks start to feel hungry. So Videl and the half-Saiyans were forced to rest in a village nearby. Videl, on reaching the village, comes to know that a girl was going to be sacrificed that day, as a treat to a local beast which has terrorized the village. So, she and the half-Saiyan duo take matters in their hands and decide to go after the beast themselves. Goten and Trunks defeated the beast with little effort and the three enjoyed a huge banquet at the village. The next day, Videl hears a yell and rushes to the seaside spot. There, she finds Broly, who has come to the village for taking revenge against Goku. She gives a lone fight as Goten and Trunks were fast asleep, but is easily defeated by the Legendary Super Saiyan. She is left unconscious in the reservoir, half drowned. Later, when she gains consciousness, she finds Gohan fighting with Broly and the former asks her to stay clear, as there was a lot of danger around and was pleased that she was alive. When Broly delivers a huge blast, all the fighters except Gohan become unconscious. When Videl gains her consciousness she throws the piece of crystal that she has collected towards Broly in an effort to distract him and let Gohan gain an upper hand. However, the effort from throwing the crystal saps her of her reserve energy and she loses conciousness afterwards. She then meets Gohan at the end complaining why he hadn't helped her when she was drowning, which starts a petty telling off at Gohan, concluding the story with Trunks' sentence, "This is the way they communicate".

Fusion Reborn

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Videl helping Chichi wash dishes in Fusion Reborn.

Videl appears in Fusion Reborn, initially, at Gohan's home, helping Chi-Chi with the dishes, when she is called by the police to help them clean the mess in the city. They go to the city to witness that they are being encroached by the living dead. Goten and Trunks collect the Dragon Balls in the meantime and a wish is made to Shenron to restore natural order, which is not granted. Gohan and Videl together as a team keep the people safe from the zombies, while Goten and Trunks team up to defeat The Dictator. Videl and Gohan, after finishing their assignment, go to some unknown place. Later, they are shown in the end, when the half-Saiyan duo tells them that they have been spying on them all the time, and they saw Gohan and Videl kissing each other. Gohan and Videl are both shocked and embarrassed to know this and Gohan pleads not to tell this to his mom, giving a funny ending to the movie. NOTE: This ending is in the Funimation Dub only.

Wrath of the Dragon

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Gohan and Videl as the Great Saiyaman 1 and Great Saiyaman 2, respectively.

Videl and Gohan simultaneously enter the class after thrashing some goons in the city, when Videl gets a call from the police that a man (Hoi) was threatening to jump. Gohan and Videl immediately go to rescue the man, who is very arrogant, and jumps when Videl loses her temper. Gohan, however, rescues him and takes him to some fountain park. There, the man introduces himself as Hoi, and asks Gohan to help him open a music box which has imprisoned Tapion, a hero from the South Galaxy. Gohan and Videl try in vain to open it and hence start to find the Dragon Balls to wish Shenron himself to open it. Due to this, Tapion was released and Hoi started behaving differently, which clearly caught the eye of Videl. Later, that day, a huge monster (the lower part of Hirudegarn), starts destroying the city. When Gohan and Videl come to know about this, they quickly commission themselves in order to save the city. Here they find a monster nearly twenty stories high, threatening the entire city. Gohan and Videl start fighting with the monster and Gohan is forced to unleash his Unlocked Potential Saiyan form, to fight with the monster. He defeats the monster with relative ease, when he finds that it's vulnerable the moment after it attacks. The monster vanishes out of nowhere and Videl quickly catches some movement in the top of the building. Gohan determines that as Hoi and comes to know that he was the man behind all these series of events. Later, Videl is shown fighting the fully-developed Hirudegarn, which defeats her with little effort.

Battle of Gods

Main article: Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods

Videl appeared in Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods. And Got Shoot

Video games

Videl has been a playable character in:

She also appeared in Dragon Ball GT: Transformation, but not as a playable character.


Unlike other fighters who have a balanced mix of physical and energy-based techniques, Videl uses only pure physical attacks. Though she is capable of using basic Ki Blasts, she has little control over them. In the Budokai Tenkaichi video game series, all of her Ki Blasts fizzle out over short distances and, when charged, merely fly around in random directions.

Voice actresses


  • She enjoys Caesar salad and Okonomiyaki, a type of Japanese pancake.
  • Her car, as seen in the introduction, has '666' written on the side of it in further relation to Satanic references.
  • Videl is left-handed.
  • It is unknown where or who her mother is, although Videl does mention her during one episode saying that her mother is "gone" (in the English manga, Videl states that her mother had died).
  • When the spectators are shown cheering at the Tenkaichi Tournament, there is a sign nearby that has "Bidel" written on it with a "B" instead of a "V". To make further mistakes, in later episodes another sign has "Beedel" written on it.
  • Videl has the distinction of being the first Tenkaichi Tournament Junior Division Champion. This makes her the first and only known female World Martial Arts Champion of any tournament (or division).
  • It's unknown if Videl exist in Future Trunks' Timeline since Future Gohan never met Videl, although Mr.Satan appeared in Trunks' Timeline and Dragon Ball Shin Budokai: Another Road.