Babidi (anime character)

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"All those sweets are just empty calories. I've got something more satisfying."
Babidi in "Global Announcement"

Babidi (バビディ, Babidi) leads a group of brainwashed warriors.

Like Bibidi and Majin Boo, his name is a pun on the name of an incantation in the 1950 film Cinderella, "bibbidi-bobbidi-boo."


Arrival on Earth[edit]

Babidi receiving the energy from Yamu and Spopovich.

Babidi was the son of the powerful wizard Bibidi. He was first seen in Dragon Ball Z when he traveled to Earth with his minions in order to gather enough energy to revive his father's monstrous creation, Majin Boo. Babidi sent two fighters under his spell, Yamu and Spopovich, to the 25th World Martial Arts Tournament to steal this energy from other contestants.

Upon receiving the energy, Babidi no longer saw any use for the two minions, and so he decided to betray and murder Yamu and Spopovich. He condoned another minion, Puipui, to shoot Yamu as he fled in terror as Babidi with gleeful sadism tortured Spopovich to death by slowly expanding his inner energies, causing him to painfully swell up like a balloon until he exploded. This sickening behavior defined Babidi's character: a sadistic and insecure man who compensated his shortcomings by torturing and abusing beings more helpless than he.

Battle against the Z Warriors[edit]

The evil wizard then realized that he had been found by Son Goku, Son Gohan, Vegeta, Piccolo, Kuririn, Kibito, and East Kaioshin, the latter being responsible for his father's death. Determined to avenge his father's death, Babidi had his right-hand man, Dabura, turn Piccolo and Krillin into stone before destroying Kibito in order to lure Son Goku, Son Gohan, Vegeta, and Supreme Kai into his spaceship to drain their energy.

Babidi unleashed Puipui upon Vegeta, although to his shock, Puipui, one of Babidi's most capable soldiers, was destroyed by Vegeta with minimal effort. Babidi next set Yakon, a powerful extraterrestrial who fed on light and was feared across the universe, on Son Goku. However, this match ended when Yakon was tricked by Son Goku into absorbing more light than he could handle, resulting in him exploding. Finally, after seeing his second-most trusted minion fall so easily, Babidi ordered Dabura to face Son Gohan and watched the two fight evenly. Before long, however, Dabura realized that there was potent evil within the onlooker Vegeta, and saw the possibility that his master can exploit this. Dabura fled the battle to report this knowledge to Babidi, who in turn cast a spell on Vegeta and transformed him into Majin Vegeta. To Babidi's surprise, however, Majin Vegeta proved to be completely disobedient, intending to hone the potential unlocked by the wizard only in battle against Son Goku. Babidi eventually came to terms with this upon understanding that the damage Majin Vegeta inflicted upon Son Goku could supply Majin Boo with energy sufficient for his revival.

Majin Boo emerges[edit]

Babidi and Dabura being confronted by Gohan and East Kaioshin.
Majin Boo and Babidi with an injured East Kaioshin.

Babidi and Dabura are later confronted by Son Gohan and Supreme Kai, just as the seal on the Magical Ball containing Majin Boo breaks. Majin Boo is finally hatched in the form of an obese, childlike monster rather than a fearsome demon, however, after seeing the monster display his awesome power by taking out Dabura with a single hit, Babidi compliments Majin Boo's strength and gains his sympathy, no longer needing Dabura. Babidi then sets Majin Boo upon Son Gohan and Supreme Kai, whom he is close to killing until Dabura recovers and vows to slay Majin Boo, hurling a spear at the juggernaut to no avail. He also warns Babidi to reseal Majin Boo before it is too late, a suggestion Babidi is clearly not interested in hearing. He then reveals to Dabura that he was nothing more than a pawn whose usefulness had run out. Majin Boo is then pit against Dabura, who is soon transformed into a cookie and devoured.

While a remorseful Majin Vegeta confronts Majin Boo, Babidi is encountered by the restored Piccolo (who, along with Krillin, was reversed from his stony restraints after Dabura was slain), who swears to kill him. Babidi and Piccolo then have a short fight in the anime only; Babidi uses magic against Piccolo, such as covering him in electrified slime and surrounding himself in a barrier, but neither work. As Piccolo begins to penetrate the barrier, Babidi pleads for his life, stating that, without him, Majin Boo would be completely uncontrollable and kill everything in sight. Piccolo merely shouts, "That's not gonna happen even if you are alive, so it doesn't matter anymore!" and shatters the barrier, slicing Babidi horizontally in half. As the dismembered Babidi falls to the ground, he laments on his predicament as he had planned on living on to rule the universe.

Domination of Planet Earth[edit]

Babidi and Majin Boo watching Goku transform into his Super Saiyan 3 form.

Barely alive, Babidi watched the fight between Majin Vegeta and Majin Boo in which Majin Vegeta uses the Final Explosion technique to detonate both himself and Majin Boo. This attack proves to be in vain, and Majin Boo recovers. Reluctantly, Majin Boo goes on to revitalize Babidi (who with the aid of his barrier managed to escape death closely), after being blackmailed with being resealed in the Magical Ball. Jumping on Majin Boo's back, Babidi then begins his global rampage, as he is unable to leave Earth due to Majin Vegeta having destroyed his spaceship. As it is soon revealed, Boo is barely controllable, and Babidi only manages to keep him under control with the threat of sealing him again.

After using Majin Boo to wage genocide on numerous cities, Babidi telepathically communicates with the Earth's population demanding that Son Goten, Trunks, and Piccolo show themselves to the wizard, and then proceeds to force Boo to kill other innocents in the hopes that he would lure them out. Eventually, Idasa tells his mother where Trunks lives, and she tells Babidi, however, her obnoxious behavior is highly annoying to Babidi, who kills her afterwards. Aiming to destroy West City, Babidi and Majin Boo are confronted by Son Goku, who has come to stall them so that Trunks can retrieve the Dragon Radar in time. Babidi then unleashes Majin Boo on Son Goku, who displays his newly achieved Super Saiyan 3 transformation. Babidi watches Son Goku and Majin Boo fight evenly until Son Goku powers down and leaves, telling them that a new, more potent fighter will be appearing in two days to fight against Majin Boo, and not "a cowardly worm like Babidi." Son Goku even scolds Majin Boo for allowing himself, such a great fighter, to be ridiculously bossed about by Babidi. Babidi then proceeds to stick his middle finger at Son Goku in response as Son Goku leaves.

Death by Majin Boo[edit]

After Son Goku leaves, Babidi scolds Majin Boo for not killing Son Goku and begins to viciously insult him. This, coupled with Son Goku's words sinking in, finally pushes Boo over the edge. Boo tells Babidi he has a secret to tell him. Babidi leans over and is grabbed by the throat and strangled, thus preventing him from reciting the incantation to reseal the monster. Boo then shatters his head with a single punch along with blood, proceeding to vaporize the headless corpse with a Ki Blast barrage.

Next World[edit]

Babidi with ReaCoom, Cold, Ghurd, and Appule in Hell.

Later, Babidi is seen in Hell watching the fight between Son Goku and Kid Boo through a Crystal Ball along with the Ogres and fellow villains Freeza, Cell, Cold, Dr. Gero, and the Ginyu Force. Babidi is one of the few who wants Son Goku to win the battle, however, saying, "Do it, Son Goku! Beat the Boo!" This is because Babidi now holds a grudge against the creature for betraying and murdering him. Unlike Frieza and Cell, Babidi cheers as hard as possible when seeing Son Goku's Spirit Bomb overpower Kid Boo, but never comes to realize that the incarnation of Boo responsible for killing him lives on.

Dragon Ball GT[edit]

Babidi made a cameo appearance during the Super 17 Saga where he was defeated following his escape from Hell.

Video games[edit]

Babidi in Budokai Tenkaichi 3.

His name is written 魔導師バビディ in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3.

Babidi appears in Dragon Ball Z: Buu's Fury to awaken and control Majin Boo. During the first fight against Buu, the player has to knock out Babidi in order to do any damage to Buu. Later, Buu kills Babidi with an energy attack.

Babidi appears in a number of cinematics in the Dragon Ball video games Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 and Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3. In Budokai 2, Babidi appears in the game's Story mode where he is killed by Majin Buu seconds after release. He also hosts the survival mode "Babidi's Spaceship", where players fight under certain conditions to unlock capsules for Majin Buu and Dabura. In Budokai 3, Babidi again appears in the cinematics that take place during his appropriate saga, and also appears for a few seconds when Vegeta's skill, Babidi's Mind Control, comes into affect. Curiously, the code of Budokai 3 contains an unused 3D model of Babidi, most likely intended to be used in cinematics that were scrapped during development. A full 3D model of Babidi also appears in cinematics during the video game Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2.

Babidi is the prime antagonist in the PlayStation Portable title Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai: Another Road. Here, he transforms Vegeta into Majin Vegeta, however unlike in the mainstream series, this transformation is utterly against Vegeta's will. Babidi proceeds to revive Majin Buu, however, in this timeline the wizard decides to use the Dragon Balls to control Buu, rather than resort to blackmail as was done in the anime. During his search for the Dragon Balls, Babidi leaves Majin Buu in the care of Dabura. After Janemba is defeated, Babidi steals the Dragon Balls; in another timeline however, Babidi is cut off during his wish by Mr. Satan, who wishes to become the most popular person in the universe. This causes Babidi to lashes out, but Majin Buu, having befriended Mr. Satan earlier, intercepts the attack and eats Babidi for his treachery.

Babidi makes his first playable appearance in a Dragon Ball video game spin-off in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3, where select techniques involve summoning his minions Pui Pui and Yakon. In the game's Story mode, Babidi appears in a "what if" moment in the Majin Buu Saga, where if the player presses the transform button only when prompted after defeating Majin Buu, Babidi will appear and quickly be destroyed by Vegeta. Prior to this game however, Babidi made a pseudo-playable appearance as a support-type character in Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2.


Babidi using Babidi's Mind Control on Vegeta.
Babidi using the Haretsu Majyutsu on Spopovich.
  • Babidi's Mind Control – A spell which Babidi can cast over any being in an effort to take control of their mind. This spell is only known to work successfully on targets with evil in their hearts (only those who are pure good can resist; even those pure evil, like Dabura, are vulnerable to his attack). The attack seems to work on anyone with a single evil characteristic. Even those who are relatively neutral, such as (possibly) the human Spopovich, are vulnerable. Essentially, anyone who can be destroyed by the Devilmite Beam can be enslaved by the Majin Curse. It must be noted, however, that there are times where the spell does not work 100% of the time even with one evil characteristic. Notably, Vegeta ended up being extremely difficult for Babidi to control even after he cast the spell on Vegeta (and it was implied that he "let" Babidi cast the spell on him just to reawaken his power).
  • Babidi's Ultimate Power – An attack in Budokai Tenkaichi 3 is his super finishing move. Babidi yells, "Paparapapa!" and takes out his energy container which fires a powerful energy wave.
  • Bukujutsu
  • Explosion Sorcery – A spell that can explode the body of anyone in control of Babidi's Ayatsuri no Majyutsu. Babidi has shows a variation of this spell when he forces the head of Marvin, a Tenkaichi Budokai staff member, to explode for bothering him with useless information.
  • Ki Blast
  • Magic Barrier – A magic spell that can summon a barrier of energy.
  • Magic Slime Hajyu – A spell exclusive to Babidi's appearance in the anime where the wizard summons a slimy substance capable of exploding a target.
  • Paparapapa – A magic incantation Babidi uses to perform such tasks as teleportation.
  • Sealing Spell - A spell that is capable of resealing Majin Buu in the Magical Ball. While Babidi learns this incantation from his father, he never has the chance to use it in his lifetime.
  • Summoning – Babidi can summon monsters as shown in the Budokai Tenkaichi video game series when he brings Puipui and Yakon out of his Crystal Ball.
  • Telepathy – Babidi uses this to talk to the earthlings a few times before his death.
  • Teleportation

Voice actors[edit]


  • A scene where Babidi shows his middle finger is edited in the original FUNimation dub (making the middle finger into a fist).