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Hirudegarn

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Movies Wrath of the Dragon
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Background

Hirudegarn is the main antagonist in Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon. He is an enormous Phantom Majin that destroys everything and kills anyone in its path.

This dropdown contains the synopsis of Hirudegarn’s story. Read at your own risk as you may be spoiled otherwise!

Hirudegarn was a Demon God who placed his spectral body into a statue on Planet Konats, he would watch over Planet Konats and purify people's hearts, sucking up evil ki. However, sorcerers of the Kashvar race transformed him into a Phantom Majin, and he broke free from the statue and began rampaging.

According to Tapion in the Funimation dub, Hirudegarn is a "phantom of mist and shadow" who "consumes its victims and imprisons their life-force" (similar to Cell but on a massive scale). He was apparently turned to stone with the use of an enchanted sword and a pair of enchanted ocarinas, and sealed away in a temple by Tapion's and Minotia's ancestors, until a group of star-traveling black magicians known as the Kashvar arrive on Konats and use their dark magic to bring the monster back to life with the intent of destroying the Konatsians and all races in the universe different from themselves. In Fusions he is referred to as a Phantom Majin created from an energy filled statue.

Hirudegarn went on a rampage, killing everyone in his path or who tries to get in his way, and devastating the planet. Tapion and his brother Minotia manage to freeze the monster in his tracks by each playing a pair of enchanted ocarinas found in the wraith's temple, giving a wizard the opportunity to cut the monster in half with an enchanted sword. However, this action only badly injures and handicaps Hirudegarn, as opposed to killing it.

Since Hirudegarn cannot be killed at the time, his upper half is sealed in Tapion and the other half in Minotia and in this way the brothers became legends. However, fearing that the Kashvar would try to revive the monster again someday, the brothers are separated, each sealed in a music box by the wizard, and are then shot into opposite ends of the farthest galaxies, far away from each other by the Konats war council, with the music box holding Tapion landing on Earth. The wizard vows to release the brothers once the Kashvar are brought to justice, and it is assumed that the Kashvar are hunted down over time.

Wrath of the Dragon A thousand years later in the present, the last of the Kashvar, Hoi, has vowed to resurrect the monster to cleanse the universe of all who are not Kashvars. He releases Hirudegarn's lower half on a distant planet and easily disposes of Minotia, who is crushed under the foot of the monster. Upon Minotia's death, Hoi seals the lower half inside himself to summon at his leisure. On Earth, however, he switches to a more tactical plan and spies on Great Saiyaman and Great Saiyawoman, as they fight crime. Both are summoned from their school again to rescue Hoi, who is pretending to be suicidal to gain their trust and sympathy. Hoi then tells the two about the legendary warrior, Tapion.

Both are anxious to see who this Tapion is. However, neither they nor Goten, Trunks, Goku or Bulma (using her scientific expertise) are able to open the seal. Seeing no other alternative, the fighters of Earth collect the Dragon Balls so they can summon Shenron and wish for the seal to be broken. Shenron succeeds and Gohan, Videl, Goten, Trunks, Goku, Bulma, Krillin, Oolong and Master Roshi along with Hoi (who may have encountered Tapion as far back as during the original Hirudegarn crisis on Konats a thousand years ago), meet Tapion for the first time. However, Tapion is very upset at them all, because it is a bad idea to release him. He demands that he be sealed back again, but by his release, the Oracle has shattered, so this proves impossible. Trunks, however, is determined to bring him food and drinks, as he sees Tapion as a brother.

Shortly after Tapion's release, Hirudegarn's lower half (summoned by Hoi) starts destroying Satan City. Gohan and Videl arrive at the scene to investigate, but shortly after they arrive, they are almost swept away by the monster's tail. After executing their Great Saiyaman poses, Hirudegarn's tail throws the two each to a side of the street. Gohan immediately sets up a counterattack, with Videl supporting him. After the short battle, Videl thinks Gohan has won however, Gohan said it is not over yet. Both then hear the same ocarina melody that they heard when Tapion was released, and they notice the monster is gone.

Later, as Tapion sleeps, Hirudegarn's top half temporarily escapes, but Tapion is able to imprison it before it does any significant damage. The next night, Tapion explains everything to Bulma: about how Hoi had been a member of the Kashvar, how he was involved in the attempted genocide of the Konatsians and how he helped unleash Hirudegarn on the people of Konats, ultimately revealing that Hoi had deceived them all. He explains how Hirudegarn had been given a major impedimenting injury but ultimately survives, how the halves had been sealed within him and Minotia, how they were further sealed within the music boxes and then sent to opposite ends of the universe. Bulma is angered at hearing it, and she decides to create another oracle. She finishes it by the next day.

That night, Hirudegarn's lower half is summoned by Hoi to once again wreak havoc, as he drew seven men and two women into his tail to devour their life energy. Hoi directs his power to release the upper half of Hirudegarn. He finally succeeds in this, and with the monster back together, nothing can stop him. However, the Dragon Team resist magnificently. Goku, Gohan, and Goten are the first ones to launch a counterattack, but just as Gohan is being crushed in the demon's fist, Vegeta throws himself into the line of battle after saving Gohan. Goten and Trunks decide to use the Fusion Dance to become Gotenks after even Super Saiyan 2 Goku is overwhelmed. As a Super Saiyan 3, Gotenks attacks the monster with his Continuous Die Die Missile. Although apparently successful in crippling the monster, it is soon revealed that Hirudegarn survives the onslaught and subsequently breaks out of his heavily damaged husk.

In his new form, Hirudegarn mows Gotenks down to the ground, smashes Gohan and Videl into a building and throws Goku into some rubble. Tapion plays the Hero's Flute again and manages to seal Hirudegarn inside himself. He then orders Trunks to kill him with his sword, which will destroy the trapped monster. Due to hesitation, Trunks fails to kill Tapion, resulting in Hirudegarn breaking free and Tapion's Hero's Flute being destroyed in the process. Hoi, who has been watching the whole fight, mocks Tapion for being so foolish but is killed when Hirudegarn crushes him underfoot. At this point, Goku arises as a Super Saiyan 3. Nevertheless, Trunks tries to fight Hirudegarn with Tapion's sword and manages to cut off the monster's tail. Goku taunts the monster and uses his Dragon Fist to pierce through Hirudegarn when he becomes solid, obliterating the monster completely.

General Information

Name: Hirudegarn

Origin: Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon

Sex: Male

Age: Over 1000 years old

Classification: Genmajin Hirudegarn, Hildegarn, Hildekhan, The Phantom Majin, Phantom Beast, Leviathan (by Hoi), World Slayer (by Hoi)

Species: Phantom Majin

Occupation: None

Status: Deceased (Killed by Super Saiyan 3 Goku's dragon fist)

Alignment: Chaotic Evil (Hirudegarn was a Demon God who placed his spectral body into a statue on Planet Konats, he would watch over Planet Konats and purify people's hearts, sucking up evil ki. However, sorcerers of the Kashvar race transformed him into a Phantom Majin, and he broke free from the statue and began rampaging)

Codex Statistics

Key: Base | Evolved

Tier: At least 6-C, Up to 5-B with Strongest Charged Blast | At least 6-C, Up to 5-B with Strongest Charged Blast

Cardinality: Finite

Dimensionality: 3-D

Attack Potency: At least Island level (Even his lower half could harm the likes of Mystic Son Gohan, with his complete form being noted to be faster and stronger then ever. Mystic Gohan was able to easily defeat Super Buu, making him far superior to Semi-Perfect Cell, who destroyed several islands with several blast), Up to Planet level with Strongest Charged Blast (His strongest charged blast by this point should be superior to Super Perfect Cell's solar kamehameha which is shown that if it succeeded, it would've destroyed the entire planet) | At least Island level (Can harm Super Saiyan 3 Goku, which its transformation alone can shake the afterlife), Up to Planet level with Strongest Charged Blast

Durability: At least Island level, Higher with Guard Up (Ki allows a fighter to extend beyond their bodies limits, allowing them to even block attacks that would otherwise kill them from raising their guard) | At least Island level, Higher with Guard Up

Striking Strength: At least Island Class | At least Island Class

Lifting Strength: Class 50 (Is superior to Super Saiyan 2 Son Goku, who is superior to his Super Saiyan Buu Saga self, who could casually fight while carrying 40 tons) | Class 50 (Comparable to Super Saiyan 3 Son Goku)

Travel Speed: Relativistic (Comparable to Super Saiyan Gotenks who flew around the earth a few dozen times in this time frame. Superior to Super Saiyan Son Goku on Namek, who previously in his base form traveled from Frieza's ship over to Vegeta in this timeframe. Superior to Super Saiyan Goku on Namek, who previously in his base form traveled from Frieza's ship over to Vegeta in this timeframe) | Relativistic

Combat Speed: Relativistic | Relativistic

Reaction Speed: Relativistic | Relativistic

Stamina: Superhuman+ (His conquest throughout the city had Tapion note he would continue to do this throughout the entire universe, with no breaks implied, showing he would have not tired)

Range: Hundreds of Meters through sheer size (His size surpasses skyscrapers in size), Higher with Fire Breath, Interstellar with Ki Attacks (Ki attacks can reach out of the planet and to other planets. All ki attacks should be comparable to Goku's kamehameha, which reached all the way to the sun)

Intelligence: Animalistic


Powers and Techniques

Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Chi Manipulation & Ki Manipulation (All beings in Dragon Ball have ki, the very life force energy of all characters, ki allows a fighter to extend beyond their bodies limits, allowing them to even block attacks that would otherwise kill them from raising their guard, higher level users can lower their own durability to allow people far below them to fatally wound them. A users ki aura can exert itself as a weapon to attack), Attack Reflection (All Ki users are able to reflect attacks just by being stronger than their opponent. Examples include, Nappa deflecting a masenko from Son Gohan, Son Gohan being able to bounce back the spirit bomb, Son Goku deflecting a crusher ball from Jeice, Frieza deflecting a Final Burst Cannon from Vegeta, Son Goku reflecting multiple death beams back to back from Frieza, and Future Trunks being able to completely repel an energy blast with his hand from a Frieza Soldier just by being much stronger than them), Homing Attack (Ki users can create attacks that will home in and chase a target forever), Mind Manipulation (Characters can link their ki together and train within each other’s mind enacting in image training), Power Absorption & Transferal (Ki users can transfer their ki to others and absorb the ki given to them from others), Aura (Has an aura of ki surrounding him whenever he exerts ki), Vibration Manipulation (Powerful ki users can cause the very ground itself to shake when they power up), Intimidation, Metaphysics Manipulation & Pain Manipulation (Spirit Manipulation; Ki is the manifestation of one’s lifeforce, along with the aura giving one the feeling of being crushed, exerting fear into the target, sometimes making them incapable of moving as their body is instinctively stuck due to the sheer difference in power), Energy Manipulation (Ki is the latent power in one's body, this latent power allows them to form and create energy from controlling their ki, which can be used to shoot out energy blast), Explosion Manipulation (Ki attacks can create massive explosions, control the ki to set off a huge explosion under the enemy, or in front of them), Heat Manipulation (Ki user's ki attacks produce heat allowing them to cook and grill animals and raw meat[1][2], along with leaving behind steam after the attacks hit an area, showing its latent heat), Nullification (Attack Nullification; Those with ki can nullify attacks of lesser ki with their ki alone. They can also catch and nullify ki attacks around their level through focusing enough[3]. Power Nullification; Through having greater ki, one can nullify the powers done through ki attacks, such as Frieza being able to nullify a hakai ball[4], which fully destroys a target[5], though he is unable to resist a hakai ball from Toppo due to him being stronger[6], this ability however only works on ki, attacks unrelated, characters cannot resist through being stronger, such as how Vegeta, Krillin, & Son Gohan are unable to resist Guldo's psychic powers, along with even the likes of Son Goku), Forcefield Creation (Ki users such as Cell can generate forcefields around themselves. These forcefields can be expanded, and used to protect others and defend against attacks far higher then the user), Super Armor (Through releasing one's ki, they enter a state known as "Hyper Mode", in this state they do not flinch from weak melee attacks), Self-Destruction (Ki users in Dragon Ball are able to release all of the energy within them to cause a massive self-destruction of energy that normally kills the user and turns them into dust though one can control it to surviving but having no stamina or energy left), Light Manipulation (Ki can be used as a flash of light), Dreaming Existence (Characters in Shin Budokai have shown to create physical bodies in alternate timelines through dreaming), Non-Standard Interaction (Intangible Interaction; Those with ki can block intangible attacks when they focus and notices them[7]. Space-Time Interaction; Characters can blast space-time distortions to close them), Healing (Ki can be used to heal beings, allowing them to survive even with half their torso, it can also heal from near death), Fusionism (Like other characters, Hirudegarn can perform the Fusion Dance).


Limited Resistance to Durability Negation (Ki users can focus their energy to localize an object to a specific spot to stop them from attempting to destroy their organs/insides), Resistance to Poison Manipulation (Can resist poisons through Forcefield Creation[8])

Large Size (Skyscraper Sized; His size surpasses skyscrapers in size), Self-Sustenance (Respiratory Self-Sustenance, Nutritional Self-Sustenance, & Restful Self-Sustenance. Would be taken through space to conquer the universe, meaning he can breathe in it), Longevity (Could stay sealed within a music box for over a thousand years), Body Control (Can utilize it's tail to attack), Natural Weaponry (Throught he claws on its fingers), Immortality (Regenerative Immortality; Through his regenerative powers of reforming his body), Supernatural Resilience (Could survive and fight without an upper body), Regeneration (Low-Mid; Hirudegarn can reform it's cut in half body to form back into one), Adaptation & Transformation (Body Morphing; If put under pressure from an opponent, Hirudegarn will shed it's skin and morph into a far more powerful form along with giving itself new parts to deal with the enemy such as wings), Intangibility (Phasing) & Teleportation (Hirudegarn has the ability to become intangible, phasing through all attacks and turning into smoke, allowing him to freely teleport around), Weather Manipulation & Electricity Manipulation (Upon reforming back, caused a storm), Fire Manipulation & Breath Attack (Can shoot out fire from his breath), Resistance to Gravity Manipulation, Biological Manipulation, Cosmic Radiations (Would be taken through space to conquer the universe, meaning he can breathe in it and survive the vacuums of space)


Equipment

Nothing notable.


Notable Techniques


  • Flight: In his final form, Hirudegarn is able to fly using his insect-like wings.
  • Fire Balls: Hirudegarn shoots big, reddish-yellow balls of fire from his mouth, with long, flaming tails. They explode on contact with anything, able to inflict high damage and destroying things.
  • Chou Makousen: Creates a massive, blue energy beam from the mouth, that scans over a large area, giving it a good blast radius.
  • Survivability: The ability to survive horrific injuries and still function. Like Frieza, Hirudegarn can survive being cut in half, though similar to Cell and Majin Buu, he can control his separate halves. Due to this ability, the Konatsian Wizard had to seal Hirudegarn's two halves in Tapion and Minoitia to prevent Hirudegarn from reviving completely when the two halves merged back together.
  • Explosive Wave: Creates a weak burst of energy for protection, with himself serving as the nexus. If anyone comes in contact with the wave, they will be knocked away, and receive minor damage.
    • Super Explosive Wave: Hirudegarn charges a lot of ki energy to create a giant explosion, with Hirudegarn himself serving as the nexus. It will protect him from almost anything, but it takes much of his energy, so it does not last very long. Anything caught in the energy wave will be destroyed.
  • Gigantic Flame: Hirudegarn charges all his energy up to unleash an enormous storm of pure fire that demolishes anything in its path, due to the incredible heat generated from all the ki energy in Hirudegarn's body. Upon contact with a big point, such as a building, the flame creates a gigantic explosion.
  • Dark Eyes: Hirudegarn can turn into ectoplasm to prevent damage and reappear in front of the enemy for a surprise attack. This move seems to be reflex, making Hirudegarn invincible due to his intangibility. This technique can only be bypassed when Hirudegarn is physically attacking, which makes him briefly tangible as he needs to be tangible to hit something. In the dub, Hirudegarn's energy is drained when it experiences intense emotions, such as anger. Due to the emotion's intensity, Dark Eyes can't be used.
  • Crushing in Hands: Hirudegarn crushes his opponent in one of his hands. He uses this against Gohan.
  • Tail Attack: Hirudegarn can perform strike attacks as well as a technique similar to the Crushing in Hands using his tail. He uses this against Gohan.

*Phantom Majin Hirudegarn: The Demon God of Konats was transformed into the Phantom Majin Hirudegarn by the Kashvar wizards.

  • Pre-Transformation (Split): When sealed, Hirudegarn was split into upper half and lower half. Both sections of Hirudegarn could function independently, with the upper half emitting a trail of ectoplasm in order to fly around.
    • Pre-Transformation (Completed): Hirudegarn's original form, which was created from a devil statue. After being easily defeated by Gotenks, he transforms into a more powerful state.
  • Post-Transformation: Hirudegarn is able to morph by evolving inside a cocoon. While in his transformed state, he gains more strength and the ability to take flight thanks to the wings he has in his transformed state. In the movie, Hirudegarn creates his cocoon and morphs after Gotenks attacked him with his Continuous Die Die Missile.


Other

Standard Tactics: Hirudegarn will phase through all attacks one tries to hit him with and phase back in to hit the opponent or shoot out a fire breath at them.

Weaknesses: Due to the nature of ki draining stamina and energy, Dragon Ball characters ki usage requires them to usually use their higher levels of energy in short bursts, allowing them to not be able to tank or die to far lower attacks such as attacks that have destroyed the planets of several worlds. To attack, he needs to solidify.

References

  1. Dragon Ball Z Episode 162
  2. Dragon Ball Z Kai Episode 82
  3. Dragon Ball Z Episode 231
  4. Dragon Ball Super Episode 95
  5. Dragon Ball Super Episode 59
  6. Dragon Ball Super Episode 125
  7. Dragon Ball Super Episode 72
  8. Dragon Ball Super Episode 98

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