Dragon Ball Z: Bio Broly

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Dragon Ball Z: Bio-Broly, released in Japan as Dragon Ball Z: Super Senshi Gekiha!! Katsu No wa Ore da (ドラゴンボールZ 超戦士撃破!!勝つのはオレだ, Doragon Bōru Zetto Sūpā Senshi Gekiha!! Katsu No wa Ore da; Literally meaning "Dragon Ball Z: Super Warrior Defeat!! I'm the One Who'll Win"), was released in Japan on July 28, 1994 between "The Terror of Mr. Buu" and "Meal Time". FUNimation dubbed it into English in 2005. All three Broly films where remastered and re-released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc by FUNimation on March 31, 2009. It has a slight horror theme as there are several scenes where people die horrible deaths by Culture Fluid.


The film opens with a group of strangely-colored humanoids emerging from tanks in a laboratory. The scientists responsible for these creations are congratulated by their employer, Lord Jaguar, who plans to make these Bio-Warriors into the strongest fighters on Planet Earth. Despite warnings from his cousin, Men-Men, Jaguar laughs maniacally as one of his not-yet-finished Bio-Warriors wags his furry tail in his tank.

The Bio-Warriors

Goten and Trunks discovering Bio-Broly in a holding tank.

As Mister Satan has not yet paid Artificial Human No. 18 the prize money she demanded for letting him beat her in the Tenkaichi Tournament, she began smashing Satan's Mansion up, particularly his undeserved prizes from the tournament. Satan, cowering, tried to tell No. 18 that he had nott gotten the money yet, but she did not believe him and continued to ransack his home. His screams of fright were heard by Kuririn, Marron, Trunks Brief, and Son Goten, who were waiting for No. 18.

Hercule is visited by Men-Men, who claims to be the cousin of Satan's old martial arts rival, Jaguar. It seems that Jaguar is blackmailing Satan into visiting his laboratory island to fight his bio-fighters. Satan agrees, and departs with Men-Men, followed by No. 18, Trunks, and Goten.

Upon arriving, Satan is coldly greeted by Jaguar, who sets up a tournament for him to fight the bio-fighters, but when they demonstrate their incredible fighting abilities, they are more than which Satan can handle, Goten, Trunks, and No. 18 intervene. Goten and Trunks are then confronted by a familiar face: Maloja, the priest from Natade Village whom they met in Dragon Ball Z: Broly: Second Coming.

Enraged, Jaguar reveals his greatest weapon: a super Bio-Warrior. But when Trunks and Goten see the super Bio-Warrior, they recognize him as none other than the Legendary Super Saiyan himself, Broly. They confront the priest, who tells them that he sold Broly's frozen blood to Jaguar and that the super Bio-Warrior is Broly's clone. Trunks and Goten prepare to destroy Bio-Broly before he can be revived, but he had sensed the attack, which awakened Broly's Saiyan instincts. He breaks out of stasis, only to be drenched in the Culture Fluid and turns into a horribly deformed, slime covered Bio-Warrior, giving him the name Bio-Broly. Meanwhile, Maloja is taking all the money in Jaguar's safe only for the liquid to come behind him and kill him as he tries to ward it off with an evil banishment prayer.

Battling the Legendary Super Saiyan: Round 3

Kuririn saving a badly beaten No. 18.
Bio-Broly attacking Goten and Trunks.
Goten and Trunks preparing to blast "Stone Broly" with Kuririn completely unaware.

Jaguar commands Bio-Broly to attack Hercule, but No. 18 intervenes at the last minute, only to get pounded by the Bio-Warrior. Just before Bio-Broly can kill Hercule, Goten and Trunks intervene and save him in time. They then attack Bio-Broly head-on, and prove to be an equal match for the Bio-Warrior, until Goten abandones the battle to save some trapped scientists from the flooding and dangerous Culture Fluid that will absorb anything with a different genetic structure to its own and grow stronger.

As Bio-Broly pounds Trunks around, No. 18 recovers and tries to stop him, but she too is beaten. Just before Bio-Broly can kill her, Kuririn shows up in time and rescues No. 18, but Bio-Broly finds them both and almost kills them. Goten and Trunks then fight Bio-Broly again, but they get seriously pounded, and Bio-Broly almost kills Goten until Trunks devises a way to get rid of the menace.

Trunks manages to lure Bio-Broly into a corner, where he blasts the Culture Fluid tanks, causing them to shower on Bio-Broly and supposedly melt him. Unfortunately, this only makes the Culture Fluid more powerful, and it soon starts to flood the entire island, and possibly the whole planet. Goten, Trunks, Kuririn, and No. 18 manage to get as many people as they can out of the lab, including the reluctant Jaguar and Men-Men, who want to die shamefully along with their deadly creations, but Trunks rescues them anyway, and Hercule manages to escape by jumping into the water.

To everyone's surprise, the Culture Fluid seems to be solidifying by touching the sea water, so Trunks, Goten, and Kuririn use a triple Kamehameha to blast the water by the island so high that the entire island is flooded with sea water, which solidifies all the Culture Fluid. Unfortunately, the celebrations are cut short when Bio-Broly emerges from the sea as a giant. However, as fast as Bio-Broly emerges, he then turns to stone, due to having been drenched in sea water. Seeing their chance, Goten and Trunks blast the gigantic Bio-Broly statue into smithereens, ridding the universe of Broly for good.

Hercule emerges from the sea water, calling for help. Laughing, No. 18 says that she will help him if he promises to pay her 100,000,000 Zeni. Fuming, Satan swims off. In the Next World, Son Goku is informed that Broly is causing trouble in Hell. Along with Pikkon, Goku is sent to stop Broly, after he finishes an enormous meal.

Voice cast

Character Japanese dub FUNimation dub
Son Goten Masako Nozawa Kara Edwards
Trunks Brief Takeshi Kusao Laura Bailey
Artificial Human No. 18 Miki Itō Meredith McCoy
Kuririn Mayumi Tanaka Sonny Strait
Mister Satan Daisuke Gori Chris Rager
Marron Tomiko Suzuki Meredith McCoy
Lord Jaguar Naoki Tatsuta Bill Townsley
Son Goku Masako Nozawa Sean Schemmel
Bio-Broly Bin Shimada Vic Mignogna
Narrator Joji Yanami Kyle Hebert



Note that the placement of this film in the anime continuity is unknown because No. 18 is never seen going somewhere with the intention to ask Satan to pay her the 20 million Zeni that he owes her. After the tournament, she went with Bulma and the others to find the Dragon Balls, and then Goku took her to Kami's Lookout, where she remained with Kuririn, Marron, Goten, Trunks, and the others until she was eaten by Buu. She could have gone out of Kami's Lookout with Kuririn, Marron, Goten, and Trunks before this event, and even before Goten and Trunks enter the Hyperbolic Time Chamber, to ask Satan for the money. Of course, she could also have asked Satan for the money after the Buu Saga ended.


  • This is first film where No. 18 plays an active role. (She briefly appears along with her brother in Dragon Ball Z: Super Android 13!, but does not play a large role.) This is also the only film where she fights alongside her husband, Kuririn.
  • This is the first film in which Kuririn and No. 18's daughter, Marron, makes an appearance.
  • The scene showing Trunks' penis is edited out in most of the English dubs. When he gives Bio-Broly the middle finger, it is turned into a fist. In the TV version, Trunks' face is crudely (with no resizing and rather low quality) zoomed in on.
  • It is the second film in which the main villain is being used by a weaker villain.
  • Despite Goku saying that Broly was in Hell in the ending of the film, Broly does not make any appearance in the next film,Fusion Reborn. Broly does not appear as well as the Super 17 Saga of Dragon Ball GT.
  • This is the only time that Trunks uses the Kamehameha.
  • This is the second film were Kuririn saves someone during a fight against Broly.
  • Kuririn and Trunks are the only characters to appear in all three Broly films, though it's possible that Goku did as well, depending on whether his presence in Dragon Ball Z: Broly: Second Coming was illusionary or real. (Trunks appears as a baby in the first Broly film). This is the only Broly film where Kuririn actually fights against Broly.
  • From this film onwards, the main villains do not speak (or at the most say only a single word). A theme of the later films involve the antagonists' speech level going down. Bojack gets few lines in Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound, Broly only gets one line aside from "Kakarrot!" in Broly: Second Coming, Bio-Broly does not speak (except yelling "Kakarrot!" when emerging from the sea in the Japanese dub), neither does Janemba (except when he is in his Janempa form in which case he only says his own name) in Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn, and neither does Hirudegarn in Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon, the final Dragon Ball Z film.
  • This is the only Dragon Ball Z film that Son Gohan does not appear in.
  • This is the last film to have the main antagonist's name on the title in the American version.
  • After Broly comes out of his pod, his tail is seen for less than a second and it is the normal colour even though Broly is in his Legendary Super Saiyan form.
  • Right before they fire the Kamehameha to spread seawater over the island, Kuririn has a golden Super Saiyan aura instead of the regular white Ki aura which manifests for non-Saiyans when they gather up their energies.
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