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  • Saiyan
  • Alias
  • ラディッツ
  • Date of Birth
  • Age 732
  • Date of Death
  • October 12th, Age 761
  • Age 790
  • Debut
  • Manga: Dragon Ball Chapter 195 "The Mysterious Warrior From Space"
  • Anime: Dragon Ball Z Episode 1 "The New Threat"
  • Occupation
  • Mid-level Soldier
  • Address
    Bardock's House
  • Frieza Force
  • Other World Defense Force
  • Relatives
  • Bardock (father)
  • Gine (mother)
  • Bagge (paternal grandfather)
  • Kakarot (brother)
  • Chi-Chi (sister in law)
  • Gohan (nephew)
  • Goten (nephew)
  • Pan (grandniece)
  • Maaku (grandnephew)
  • Gochan (grandnephew)
  • Goku Jr. (great great-grandnephew)
  • Parsley (aunt)
  • Retasu (uncle in law)
  • Turles (cousin)

  • Raditz (ラディッツ) is a mid-class Saiyan warrior, the biological brother of Kakarot and the eldest son of Bardock and Gine. He is one of the four known remaining Saiyans left alive after his home world was destroyed. He seeks out Goku in order to recruit him to conquer more planets.


    Raditz's appearance consists of extremely long, spiky black hair with a prominent widow's peak, brown and black colored Battle Armor in the same style as the rest of Frieza's soldiers, with boots, armored gloves, and a scouter that is blue in the manga and green in the anime. Additionally, he wears two accessory bands that are white in the manga and red in the anime: one is tightened around his left arm, and the other on his left leg. Raditz also inherits Bardock's eyes and complexion.


    Unlike his brother, Goku, his mother Gine and his father, Bardock, Raditz is harsh, brutal, and often arrogant like most Saiyan warriors. He does, however, give his brother a chance to become part of Frieza's empire, only attacking Goku when he refuses and protests against his plans. He likes to mock weaker opponents, and to mess around with them before actually finishing them off. Raditz can also be quite a coward when facing death. Raditz also is very dependent on his scouter, and when a power level gets too high (close to his level), he assumes it is broken.

    It its implied that some of Raditz's more brutal tendencies could be the result of having grown up around the ruthless elite Saiyans Vegeta and Nappa, who tended to think little of Raditz due to his lower battle power despite Raditz being one of the mid-class warriors, making him stronger than most other Saiyans.

    The nature of Raditz's relationship with his parents is unknown though it is implied that he did grow up around them for a time as he recognized his brother due to his resemblance to their father. It is known that Gine loved both her children and was proud that Raditz was assigned to invade a planet with Prince Vegeta in Dragon Ball Minus. However it is implied that his relationship with his father is strained though he apparently does respect his father.


    Raditz was born to Bardock and Gine in Age 732. Raditz was born with a power level high enough to become an upper-level warrior and was assigned to the same group as Nappa, later Vegeta was added to the group too

    Jaco the Galactic Patrolman[]

    Dragon Ball Minus: The Departure of the Fated Child[]

    Vegeta and Raditz

    While on a mission with Vegeta, Nappa, and two other Saiyans, Raditz received a message by Frieza to return to Planet Vegeta but they all chose to ignore it. They then received a message that their homeworld was destroyed by a meteorite. When asked about his brother, Raditz said he must of still been in his nursing capsule back at home and didn't care about him dying as he was just a lower-class warrior. However, he was told by his mother where he was sent to before Planet Vegeta exploded.

    Between Jaco and Dragon Ball Z[]

    Nappa, Vegeta and Raditz

    Sometime after the genocide of the Saiyans, Raditz along with Nappa and Vegeta return from their conquest on planet Shikk. However, they are met with insult rather than congratulations by Dodoria, Zarbon, and Frieza. While Raditz is visibly hurt and angered at this, Nappa loses control and tries to attack Frieza, Zarbon, and Dodoria, but Vegeta orders his comrade to stand down, knowing that he would not stand a chance against them.

    Dragon Ball Z[]

    Raditz Saga[]

    Piccolo vs. Raditz

    5 years later in Age 761 during the start of Dragon Ball Z, Raditz arrives on Earth in a space pod, in search of a man named "Kakarot," later revealed to be Goku. After he incapacitates a farmer who found his space pod, Raditz detects a power reading on his scouter and assumes it is Goku. He tracks down the source of the energy and comes face to face with Piccolo, Goku's mortal enemy at the time. Raditz asks Piccolo where he can find "Kakarot", but Piccolo refuses to tell him, warning him to leave Earth at once. Raditz laughs at Piccolo, who fires a powerful attack at Raditz, leaving him unscathed, which shocks Piccolo. Just as Raditz prepares to destroy Piccolo, he detects another power level, and this time he knows that it is Kakarot, the one he is looking for.

    Goku defeated

    Raditz tracks the power level down to the Kame House, where Goku was introducing his son Gohan to Bulma, Krillin, Master Roshi, and Turtle, while also enjoying a reunion.  When he arrives on the island, Krillin proposes to escort him off the island, which results in him being smacked in the face by Raditz's tail, thus revealing his tail, one just like Goku used to have and which Gohan has.Raditz identifies Goku as Kakarot, and informs Goku that he is his big brother, who arrived on Earth to find him. When Goku asks where Raditz came from, Raditz tells Goku that they are both Saiyan warriors, and tells him the history of the Saiyan race and their entrepreneurial ways of conquering planets and selling them for profit. When it becomes clear to Raditz that Goku is not coming with him, Raditz sends Goku plummeting to the ground with a powerful knee strike to the stomach and kidnaps Gohan (who still has a Saiyan tail), holding him for ransom. He informs Goku that if he ever wants to see Gohan again, he should eliminate one hundred people from Earth and bring them all to him by the next day. Laughing, Raditz flies off with Gohan in his hands.

    Piccolo and Goku vs Raditz

    Later, he shuts the crying Gohan in his space pod, unable to stand his crying. Raditz is surprised to find that his scouter reported a power level of 710 for Gohan, which Raditz dismissed as a malfunction because it would mean that the child was even stronger than his father. Shortly afterwards, Raditz sees Goku and Piccolo who have joined forces to beat him, and since his scouter accurately warned him of their approach, he came to the realization that Gohan may actually be as strong as his reading said. Seeing that Goku has not only refused to join him, but also brought Piccolo as a reinforcement, Raditz declares his younger brother a shame to their race and sentences him to death. A battle commences, and Raditz soon proves he is far stronger than both Goku and Piccolo combined and easily overwhelms them. Raditz even manages to blast off Piccolo's left arm. The tables turn when Piccolo reveals he created a special attack that may be able to kill Raditz, the Special Beam Cannon. However, the attack needs several minutes to charge up, meaning Goku has to fight Raditz alone for five minutes. As Piccolo prepares the attack, Goku and Raditz battle it out, yet Raditz easily takes the lead. Goku, however, leaps into the air and launches a Kamehameha.

    Raditz vs Goku

    Raditz is startled that he is able to increase his power into one spot, and is even more shocked to find Piccolo's rising as well. Before he can think, Goku launches his attack. Raditz tries to run from it, but cannot. He is, however, able to nullify it with his hands. Raditz then launches a more powerful attack back at Goku, badly wounding him and knocking him out of the sky. He tries to make the kill, but soon sees Piccolo's attack ready. To his dismay, the attack is too powerful for him to block, and he is shocked that Piccolo could summon that much power. Piccolo launches the attack, but Raditz is fast enough to dodge it, yet it does pierce through one of his shoulder pads, also injuring his shoulder. He almost kills Piccolo, but is stopped by Goku, who grabs Raditz's tail, causing immense pain.

    Gohan vs. Raditz

    As Piccolo prepares the attack, Raditz begs for mercy from Goku with brotherly words. Piccolo tries to warn Goku it is a trick, but the Saiyan's mercy gets the better of him. Goku lets go of Raditz's tail, and Raditz takes advantage by throwing his brother to the ground, stomping on his chest multiple times, crushing his ribs. Goku calls the trick dirty and Raditz in turn says that he is a first-class warrior, and never hesitates to kill anyone, even his own brother. He also edges Piccolo for his attack, but Piccolo says it is useless.

    Goku and Raditz being hit by Piccolo's Special Beam Cannon

    While Goku cries out in pain with Piccolo helplessly watching, a power suddenly erupts and Raditz's spacepod explodes. Just as Raditz prepares to kill Goku, an enraged Gohan emerges and flies straight into Raditz's chest, seriously injuring him. Shocked by his nephew's new found power level, Raditz whacks Gohan across the field and limps over to him, preparing to kill him in fear of his power, which he complimented as he approaches. Before this can happen, however, Goku grabs Raditz from behind in a full nelson, giving Piccolo enough time to power up another Special Beam Cannon. Raditz, fully aware that the beam will be enough to finish the both of them, implores Goku not to sacrifice himself and let him go, but Goku refuses. Piccolo fires the Special Beam Cannon and hits both Raditz and Goku square in the chest, mortally wounding them both.

    Raditz dies

    As he lays dying, spitting blood and suffering on the ground, Raditz genuinely acknowledges Goku's death, but Piccolo tells him about the Dragon Balls, that will revive Goku shortly after the wish is made. Raditz, however, retorts that his scouter is also a transmitter, and his two Saiyan comrades have heard everything and will come for the Dragon Balls to wish him back. Laughing his head off, Raditz is finished off by Piccolo, and dies shortly before Goku does so. Using his scouter to transmit Piccolo's message, Raditz calls for help from his two fellow Saiyans, Nappa and Vegeta, who eventually journey to Earth to gather the Dragon Balls, not to revive Raditz (as Raditz believed), but for immortality. In the Other World, Raditz attempts to fight King Yemma, who overpowers him and sends Raditz to Hell. After Goku dies, Bulma and Krillin remove Raditz's scouter from his corpse. Bulma modifies the scouter so it can display numbers rather than the alien symbols that are used by Frieza's forces. The scouter later explodes when Goku powers up during his fight with Vegeta.

    Dragon Ball Super[]

    Future Trunks Saga[]

    Raditz and Dabura as Illusions

    In Dragon Ball Super after the defeat of Zamasu in Age 779, When Goku and Krillin were sent into a forest to retrieve a special herb for Master Roshi, an illusion of Raditz and many other villains from the Z-Fighters' past show up to challenge the duo.

    Dragon Ball Super: Broly (Movie)[]

    Raditz and Gouk being killed in by Piccolo's Special Beam Cannon in Dragon Ball Super: Broly

    Raditz also makes a cameo appearance when Goku mentions how a lot has happened to the Earth to Broly which shows Raditz being killed along with Goku while under Goku and Piccolo's Full-Nelson Special Beam Cannon in his fight against them during the Raditz Saga.

    Dragon Ball GT[]

    Super 17 Saga[]

    Raditz, Cooler and other Villains in GT

    Raditz can be seen in a cameo appearance in the news broadcast when he is escaping from Hell flying alongside Cooler, Android 19, and others thanks to Dr. Gero and Dr. Myuu opening a portal in the sky allowing all the past villains to escape from Hell. However, he was most likely defeated once more by the Z Fighters and sent back to Hell along with all the other past villains.

    Dragon Ball SF[]

    Azure Saga[]

    Raditz in Dragon Ball SF

    Many years later in Age 790, Raditz is still deceased in the Other World. After finally changing his ways, He is allowed to train under Grand Kai and he made a member of the Other World Defense Force along with Bardock, Gine, Piccolo, Olibu and Pikkon and works directly under King Yenma.

    Raditz punched by Jeice

    One day when a fight breaks out in Hell, Raditz and the Other World Defense Froce are sent by King Yenma and Enma to deal with the situation. During the Fight in Hell against Various deceased villains, Raditz defeats Neiz with a Double Sunday and later takes a punch from Jiece in the face. with no damage caused, Raditz blows Jiece away with a powerful Explosive Wave easily defeating him.


    • Manga and Anime

    Raditz was able to take a point-blank attack from Piccolo and emerge unharmed, and was able to scare the Namekian just by his mere presence. While fighting Piccolo and Goku together, even with their weighted clothing removed, neither could land a single blow on Raditz. Despite Piccolo's Special Beam Cannon being able to land the finishing blow, Raditz was fast enough to dodge the first attack, which prompted Goku to sacrifice his life to hold him in place to take the second.

    It is stated by Nappa that his power level rivals that of the Saibaman, who have power levels of over 1,200. Piccolo's Special Beam Cannon against Raditz is stated to be 1,330 which worried Raditz. In the anime, the power level of the second Special Beam Cannon is stated to be 1,440, which Raditz said could finish him off. However, Raditz had been weakened by an enraged Gohan which may have allowed Piccolo's attack to be strong enough as even Goku could hold Raditz down while severely injured.

    • Statements by authors and guidebooks

    It was stated by Akira Toriyama that Raditz was an upper-level warrior of equal ranking to Nappa (making him a mid-class Saiyan and thus stronger than any low-class). Raditz's power level when he fought Goku and Piccolo was 1,600


    • Flight – The ability to fly with the use of ki.
    • Ki Blast – The most basic form of energy wave.
    • Tail Attack – A technique used by those who have tail in order to attack their opponents. They can use it to whip or constrict the opponent.
    • Heavy Finish - The user attacks with a powerful punch, elbow, kick, or knee that hits the opponent in the stomach. This will leave the opponent damaged and briefly stunned, allowing the user to launch further assaults against the stunned opponent.
    • Afterimage – An ability to move so swiftly that an image of the user is left behind.
    • Chou Makouhou – A powerful mouth blast used while transformed into a Great Ape.
    • Chou Makousen – A Scatter Mouth Wave used while transformed into a Great Ape.*
    • Cancel Counter – Raditz's signature attack.
    • Shining Friday – Raditz raises his hand and charges purple and orange electricity. He then forms the electricity in a large, purplish-pink energy sphere and strikes the opponent with it at close range, inflicting a large amount of damage.
    • Ki Sense - An ability that allows the user to sense ki and power levels. learned in Dragon Ball SF.

    • Saturday Crush

      Saturday Crush

      Raditz holds his right hand high in the air and forms a pink energy sphere that he fires off at the opponent, inflicting a great amount of damage.

    • Double Sunday

      Double Sunday

      Raditz raises both of his arms up and charges two purple energy spheres. He then brings his hands forward and fires the energy spheres in the form of two energy waves at the opponent, inflicting a great amount of damage.

    • Begone!


      Raditz raises his hand up in the air, and creates a small blue and white energy sphere. Then, he fires it at his opponent in the form of a large energy wave, inflicting a great amount of damage.

    • Double Weekend -

      Raditz's Double Weekend (Dragon Ball SF)

      A more powerful version of Double Sunday introduced in Dragon Ball SF.

    Great Ape[]

    Raditz as a Great Ape in Dragon Ball SF

    As with all Universe 7 Saiyans with a tail, Raditz can transform into a Great Ape once absorbing enough Blutz Waves either from a natural source such as a full moon or artificially moon known as a Power Ball. While transformed, Raditz has no mental control like a common low class Saiyan soldier. Raditz keeps his long hair in this form.

    • Scouter -
      Like most Saiyans, Raditz uses a Scouter to detect and read power levels. the Scouter also works as a communicator.

    • Battle Armor - Like most Saiyans, Raditz wears Frieza Force Battle Armor.

    • Attack Ball -
      A one-person space pod used by Saiyans to travel through space and invade planets. Crash landed in Spinach Wastes and was later demolished by an enraged Gohan.


    • As with all other Saiyans in the series, Raditz's name is a pun on a vegetable, "radish" in his case. Raditz's family are all named after root vegetables (burdock, radish, and carrot).
    • Coincidentally, in Dragon Ball: Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!!, it is shown that his younger brother and his family have taken up radish farming.
    • Raditz is the only member of his family to have been determined from birth to be Mid-Class Soldier as his mother, father, and brother were all born low-class Soldiers.
    • However he is implied to be on the low end of the Mid-Class as fellow Mid-Class Soldier Nappa looks down upon him, though this likely is due to Raditz being weaker than Nappa and Nappa having been born into a mid-class family, while Raditz was born into a low-class family as Nappa is an elitist like Prince Vegeta & King Vegeta.
    • It should be noted that Nappa's strength being superior is not surprising as he is older and more experienced compared to Raditz who is younger and less experienced. Additionally despite being around the same age, he is weaker than Prince Vegeta who was a born prodigy, whom is said to have surpassed his own father as a child.

    Dragon Ball Extended Universe Sagas
    Dragon Ball Minus
    Dragon Ball Minus Warrior Saga - Kami Saga - Conflict Saga - New Era Saga
    Dragon Ball SF
    Dragon Ball SF Universe 7 Saga - Azure Saga - After Future Saga - 32nd Tenkaichi Budōkai Saga - TBA - TBA