Bra Brief

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"My dad's got a bit of the temper and he can get kind of grumpy when he has to take me shopping."
Bra Brief in "The Attack on Vegeta"

Bra Brief (ブラ ブリーフ, Bura Burii; FUNimation "Bulla Briefs", Viz "Bra") is the second and last child of Bulma Brief and Vegeta, making her a Saiyan and Human hybrid. Like her mother and older brother, Trunks Brief, Bra's name is an allusion to an undergarment, the bra in particular. Unlike her father and brother, she is not a martial artist and acts feminine, much like her mother does in her own teenage years.

Biography[edit]

Dragon Ball Z[edit]

Bra was born several years after the defeat of Kid Boo. She was close friends with two other descendants of the Z Warriors, Marron (the daughter of Kuririn and Artificial Human No. 18) and Son Pan (the daughter of Son Gohan and Son Videl). Of the three girls, Bra was the most assertive with her femininity, especially in comparison to Pan who by Dragon Ball GT had grown into somewhat of a tomboy. Bra's appearance in Dragon Ball GT appeared as a more youthful retooling of a common look of her mother's (most memorably during the adventure on Planet Namek as well as the Androids Saga), while her personality was geared closer towards that of her father.

Bra was usually cheerful, eager to please, and very fond of her father. Her father did not appear to make a point of encouraging her to train as he did with her brother, Trunks, but the two were quite close. In fact, Bulla may be the only person Vegeta demonstrated not hesitating to answering to, often bending to her wishes such as insisting that he shave off his mustache because she felt that it made him look like a "total geek" or taking her to go shopping.

Kid Buu Saga[edit]

Bra during the Kid Buu Saga.

Bra was first seen in the Dragon Ball series when she witnessed the 28th Tenkaichi Tournament at the end of Dragon Ball Z.

Dragon Ball GT[edit]

Black Star Dragon Balls Saga[edit]

Vegeta and Bra awaiting the launch of the Grand Tour Spaceship.

Bra was seen with her father as Kid Goku, Trunks, and Son Gohan prepared to take off from Earth in the Grand Tour Spaceship in order to find the Black Star Dragon Balls.

Baby Saga[edit]

Vegeta driving Bra home after shopping.
Bra, Gohan, Goten, and Trunks giving energy to Vegeta Baby.
Bra and Trunks under Baby's control.

Bra was seen again with her father driving home after taking her shopping when they are attacked by Goten and Gohan.

Vegeta told Bra to go home so that he could fight Goten and Gohan. Later, Bra was seen under Baby's control with Trunks, Goten, Gohan, and Vegeta. She was with Trunks, Goten, and Gohan when they gave Vegeta Baby their Saiyan energy to defeat Goku for what his race did to his planet. She was later cured of Baby's control.

Super 17 Saga[edit]

Bra having dinner at Chichi's house.

Some months later, Bra was seen in Chichi's house having dinner with Bulma, Goku, Pan, Gohan, and Videl. Trunks comes to the house injured by Android 17. They look out side and see the hole that leads from Hell to Planet Earth. Trunks is healed and tells them that No. 17 wants Goku to go to Hell. They watch on TV as resurrected villains emerge from the hole and start destroying the cities. Goku said he will go to hell if he wants this to stop. Bra is seen in a plane with her mother going to the battle. They see a big explosion and are hit with Chichi's pot. Bra is seen for the last time when the Black Smoke Dragon emerges from the Dragon Balls. It can assumed that she must have left the place and might have went to the Capsule Corporation building or somewhere else.

Video games[edit]

The character who described missions in the Dragon Ball GT Saga of Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World resembled Bra.

Bra made an appearance in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2. Upon the completion of Basic Training, you can switch between Vegeta and Bulma or Bra. She attests that she has come from the future and says, "I'll take shopping over training any day". She also says, "I'm not sure if I understand but do your best". She states that her "parents were so lame".

Bra may be making an appearance in Dragon Ball Online as a character with a similar appearance to Bra is seen in promotional art.

Techniques[edit]

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Trivia[edit]

  • There is a bit of inconstancy regarding her age. The Dragon Ball: Daizenshū list her as being born in 778 Age, meaning she is 12 at the end of Dragon Ball GT. The "Dragon Ball GT: Perfect File" list her as born in 780 Age, meaning she is 10 at the end of Dragon Ball GT. Her outward appearance, however, makes her appear older, and she is even hit on by two grown men in "The Attack on Vegeta". To push the inconsistency even further, various Japanese guides state that Dragon Ball GT takes place five years after Goku leaves with Oob, meaning 789 to 790 Age are the years it spans. The FUNimation dub states it has been ten years, meaning 794 to 795 Age. This would account for Bra's outward appearance, making her 16 or 17 in the FUNimation dub, which would contest for her more "teenage attitude". This topic has never been fully understood and is still the subject of debate.
  • As evidenced by the credits of Dragon Ball GT's finale, Bra is taller than Marron.
  • She does not exist in her future brother's and Cell's alternate timeline like Son Goten, Marron, and Pan because Vegeta was killed by the Androids before her birth.
  • She bears little resemblance to her father and looks almost completely like her mother.
  • In Dragon Ball GT, it is shown that she can fly when she is under Baby's control, even though she had never been seen flying before.
  • When Gohan enters his classroom, a girl who resembles Bra can be seen at the top left of the room in Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon.
  • Bra does not appears in any films.
  • Even though her father is the prince of all Saiyans, neither her nor her brother, except her future brother, are referred as the prince and princess of all Saiyans.
  • Although she is 1/2 Saiyan, she cannot transform into a Super Saiyan. Akira Toriyama states in an interview that Saiyan women rarely have the motivation to do so.
  • Her name is not mentioned until Dragon Ball GT.