From Dragon Ball Encyclopedia
Garlic Jr. (ガーリック Jr., Gārikku Jr.) is a Makyan
The puns on the names of Garlic Jr. and those affiliated with him are fairly straight-forward. In this case, they are all derivatives of spices.
Garlic Jr.'s father was imprisoned by Kami in the Dead Zone, which left Garlic Jr. with a deep feeling of resentment and desire for revenge. Though defeated in Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone, he later appeared in the anime in the gap between the Frieza Saga and Trunks Saga and battled once more against the combined efforts of Kuririn, Piccolo,, and Son Gohan.
 Dead Zone
A squat and off-putting looking dwarf of a demon, Garlic Jr. was the only villain in the Dragon Ball series ever successfully granted eternal life by the Dragon Balls (with the exception of Freeza in an alternate ending in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai), which his trio of lackeys, Nicky, Ginger, and Sansho, had gathered from around the globe. In the process, they kidnapped Gohan for the Four-Star Ball that was sewn onto his cap and hurt Chichi, thus earning the ire of Son Goku. While Gohan was being held captive, Garlic Jr. sensed his power and decided to make Gohan his disciple. Delirious with joy after the granting of his wish, Garlic Jr. was then accosted by Goku and Kami, and resolved to settle an old score with the latter. 300 earlier earlier, it was Kami who defeated his father, Garlic, for the throne of Kami, vanquishing him and his demon hordes as a result. Now fearing nothing thanks to his newfound immortality, Garlic's son intended to return the favor.
While Garlic Jr. is preoccupied making good his grudge with Kami, Goku engages his minions, who bulk-up twice their size in the ensuing battle. Not long after Krillin and Piccolo (who had survived an earlier attack by the villain's underlings) make their appearance, and the three henchmen meet an early end. Piccolo sends Sansho flying into the ceiling then fries him with a ki blast for a painful death. Goku kills Nicky and Ginger with one directed Kamehameha, blowing them up into each other. Beset now by the combined might of Earth's greatest fighters, Garlic Jr. goes from miniature to gigantic, shifting into Super Garlic Jr. (スーパー ガーリック Jr., Sūpā Gārikku Jr.) who is able to handle both Goku and Piccolo at once. It's a back-and-forth confrontation; being immortal, the heroes can do no real damage to Garlic Jr., and Goku and Piccolo are too resilient to fall to any of the monster's attacks. Livid, Garlic Jr. opens up the portal known as the Dead Zone, intending to suck his enemies into a void, whence they could never return. Upon seeing his father and friends in danger, the power latent within Gohan explodes, and enraged, he attacks and overwhelms an awed Garlic Jr.
While he might live forever, Garlic Jr.'s powers were finite and Gohan knocked him into his own vortex to be trapped for all eternity.
 Dragon Ball Z
 Garlic Jr. Saga
Years later, Garlic Jr. escaped imprisonment after the source of his power, the Makyo Star, comes close in axis to Earth. Garlic Jr. gathers his team of demon henchmen, the Spice Boys. The Monarchs include Spice, Vinegar, Mustard, and Salt. Garlic Jr. then schemes to take control of Earth's population by use of the Black Water Mist, which caused those who breathed it in to become mindless demon slaves under his rule. If kept unchecked, the Black Water Mist's effects would be irreversible after twenty-four hours. When Kami and Mr. Popo investigate, they are captured, shrunk down, and trapped in glass bottles by Garlic Jr.'s henchmen. With only Gohan and Krillin left to fight for Earth, Garlic Jr. and his cronies have a decisive advantage, especially since Piccolo was now a brainwashed servant under Garlic Jr.'s control. Another complicating matter was the Makyo Star - orbiting ever closer towards Earth, it served to amplify Garlic Jr. and his henchmen's already considerable power.
A fight ensues in Kami's Lookout between Gohan, Krillin, and the Spice Boys. When Krillin is damaged in the fight, Gohan powers up and obliterates Mustard and Salt with extremely powerful blasts. At this point, Piccolo is seen to be a rival and has presumably been turned into a slave of Garlic Jr. As Piccolo begins to attack Gohan, Krillin tries to intervene, only to be bitten by Piccolo and be taken over by the Black Water Mist himself. However, this is all a ruse. When Piccolo - who was immune to the Black Water Mist all along - bit Krillin, he told him to act as if he was possessed as well, so they could get in arm's reach of the bottles containing Kami and Mr. Popo. Krillin and Piccolo begin their assault against Gohan, and when Garlic Jr. tires of the show and instructs them to finish him off, they instead smash the bottles, releasing them both.
With the advantage and hostages lost, Garlic Jr. again converts to his second form. Spice and Vinegar also pump up their bodies thanks to the power of Makyo Star. At the same time, Kami and Mr. Popo make their way into the inside of the lookout, to use the Sacred Water to reverse the effects of the Black Water Mist. En route to the opening at the bottom of the lookout (where all the four winds of Earth blow), they must pass through the Divine Sage Realm (essentially a graveyard for former Kami), where the spirits of the former Guardians confront Kami and begin to assail him. Above, Piccolo (who is linked to Kami) starts to lose strength as a result of the beating, and Garlic Jr. gains the upper-hand. In the meantime, Spice and Vinegar manage to topple Krillin with ease and this ignites Gohan's anger once more, resulting in a chaotic battle between Gohan and the two henchmen at the same time. Gohan releases a seismic two-sided blast, which makes both Spice and Vinegar explode at the same time in midair. As the battle progresses, Garlic Jr. reopens the Dead Zone, with Kami and Mr. Popo successfully being granted access to the Sacred Water and nullifying the Black Water Mist's effect on Earth. No longer handicapped by Kami's pain, Piccolo regains the ability to fight, and he and Krillin fly up to meet Garlic Jr. and distract him. Gohan then fires a powerful Masenko into Makyo Star, destroying it and leaving an emaciated and powerless Garlic Jr. to fall prey to his Dead Zone once again, this time with no hope for return, doomed to spend an eternity in complete nothingness.
 Video games
Unlike many of his fellow film villains who appeared in the English dub of the Dragon Ball Z films and TV series, Garlic Jr. was absent from most recent video games, with The Legacy of Goku video game series skipping his saga entirely (however, in The Legacy of Goku 2, Gohan notes that many creatures are still affected by the Black Water Mist, showing that the saga indeed happened). However, Garlic Jr. is a playable character in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 and Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 both in his base and post-transformation forms. Garlic Jr. has an attack involving the Dead Zone, however he uses it a bit differently. Instead of projecting the portal for an opponent to get sucked into, he actually throws it at his enemy, trapping them within it temporarily as it takes a large amount of the victim's health.
Garlic Jr. is one of only two filler characters in Budokai Tenkaichi 2 and Budokai Tenkaichi 3, the other being Pikkon.
- Belly Blast
- Dead Zone
- Death Impact
- Enerugii Dan – Enerugii Dan (エネルギー 弾, Enerugii Dan; Literally meaning "Energy Bullet")
- Eye Lasers
- Finger Beam
- Immortality – The ability to live forever and not die. This ability is granted to him by Shen Long.
- Ki Blast – The most basic form of energy wave.
- Renzoku Enerugii Dan – Renzoku Enerugii Dan (連続 エネルギー 弾, Renzoku Enerugii Dan; Literally meaning "Continuous Energy Bullet")
- Triple Energy Ball
 Voice actors
- Japanese dub: Akira Kamiya (Movie 1); Shigeru Chiba (Garlic Jr. Saga)
- Ocean Group dub: Don Brown
- FUNimation dub: Chuck Huber
- Latin American dub: Salvador Delgado
- Brazilian dub: Emerson Caperbat
- German dub: Thomas Petruo
- Portuguese dub: Vítor Rocha (Movie 1), João Loy (Garlic Jr. Saga)
- Garlic Jr. is the only villain, outside of Dragon Ball GT, to not be in Akira Toriyama's original manga, yet still have an entire saga named after him. He is the brainchild of Toei Animation.
- Garlic Jr. can apparently heal any hole made in his stomach as shown in "The World Awakens" (most likely due to his immortality).
- In "The Heavens Tremble", Garlic Jr. says that he has been imprisoned in the Dead Zone for ten years. However, Gohan (who is responsible for sealing him in the Dead Zone) is only four or five years old at the time, and is younger than fourteen in the episode, though it could be explained by time moving differently in the Dead Zone.
- Garlic Jr.'s fangs make him look like a vampire, which is likely a play on the name Garlic.
- In the English dub of "Call for Restoration", Garlic Jr., who has just escaped the Dead Zone, refers to Piccolo as a Namekian. Piccolo (and Kami) were not aware of their heritage, however, until after Garlic Jr. is trapped within the Dead Zone. How Garlic Jr. came to learn this fact while in the Dead Zone is not explained.
- In the Garlic Jr. Saga, Garlic Jr. makes various comments referring to baseball. When Kuririn's Kamehameha curves upward in front of him, Garlic Jr. will say, "What a curve ball." When he beats Piccolo, Garlic Jr. will say, "Strike three, you're out."