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"Blonde hair! Blue eyes! Super strength! I should be recruiting them!"
Dictator in Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn

Dictator is a former Human tyrant.


Dictator appeared in Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn. He was the only character in the Dragon Ball series who was an allusion of a real world figure, that of Austrian-born politician Adolf Hitler. Instead of Swastikas on the flags and uniforms, the insignias were replaced with the letter 'X'.

Son Goten and Trunks Brief fought against him along with the rest of his undead army after they were resurrected from Hell along with the villains that the Z Warriors had previously defeated. Trunks and Goten defeated Dictator and his whole army by fusing into Gotenks. In the FUNimation dub, he also said that because they had blonde hair, light eyes, and super strength, he should have been recruiting them. After Dictator's defeat, he was not seen in Dragon Ball GT's Super 17 Saga where a similar event took place where all of the previous villains escaped from Hell again.

Voice actors

FUNimation dub: Christopher Sabat


  • It is also notable that the Red Ribbon Army had some similarity to Hitler's Nazi Army and may have been based on them due to the ribbons on their arms and their constant displaying of their symbols. Also, General Blue was based on what an ideal, disciplined soldier of Adolf Hitler's army would be like, along with the fact that Blue was of German/Austrian descent and spoke German in one instance in the English manga translation saying, "Auf Wiedersehen" (which means "Goodbye" in German).
  • The bullets that his army use are multi-colored.
  • In the FUNimation dub, he comments on the Super Saiyan form of Goten and Trunks. He compares them to the Nazi physical ideal (blonde hair, blue/green eyes, and super strength). It is likely that he believes them to be Aryan, unaware that they are Super Saiyans (as are most of the Earthlings in the series).
  • In the original Japanese dub, he instead states that they are little punks who dye their hair and most likely does not consider them to be Aryan.
  • The animation style for the fight against his army is slightly different from the rest of the film (it has a more cartoonish look).
  • Unlike his real world counterpart, Dictator actually leads his army into battle. This may be due to him being undead.
  • He is not in the German, Hebrew, and French versions of Fusion Reborn. This is because of strict laws in both Germany, France, and former Soviet-bloc nations that prohibit the reproduction of Nazi emblems and references as well as trying to avoid insulting Israelis and Holocaust survivors of World War II. He also did not appear in Polish and Spanish versions of the film, but the battle with his army was still present in said versions.
  • His battle against Goten and Trunks was removed when Fusion Reborn was broadcast on Toonami.
  • Dictator's insignia is an 'X', not Hitler's familiar Swastika. While obviously changed to avoid offending people, this may also be a reference to the Charlie Chaplin film The Great Dictator in which Chaplin plays a character who is a parody of Hitler and uses an 'X' insignia.