Kewie

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"Let me guess, you learned how to run away."
Kewie in "Frieza Strikes!"

Kewie (キュイ, Kyui; FUNimation "Cui", Viz "Kiwi") is a member of Freeza's Elite.

Kewie's Japanese name is a pun on the word Kiui, or Kiwi in English.

Appearance and personality[edit]

Kewie is an indigo-skinned, scaly, Fish-faced alien. With the exception of his boots being green, he wears the common armor that most of Freeza's soldiers wear, including shoulder pads and a Scouter. He is also a rather cocky fellow who easily underestimates many of his enemies.

Biography[edit]

Dragon Ball Z[edit]

Namek Saga[edit]

Main article: Namek Saga

Kewie in the midst of destroying a planet.
Kewie during the Freeza Saga.

When Gohan, Kururin and Bulma stumble into an unknown spacecraft, they find out that the inhabitant's planet was attacked by a battalion of Freeza's army, which was led by Kewie. Kewie single-handedly managed to slay all in his path and the survivors of the onslaught (who were led by Bun), told the story of his domination. Kewie was initially Vegeta's rival in the years he was working under Freeza. During the Namek Saga, Vegeta is left beaten after a fierce battle against Goku, Gohan and Kuririn on planet Earth. After he recuperates on Planet Freeza No. 79, Kewie approaches Vegeta to give him some surprising news.

Freeza is already on Namek and he is searching for the Dragon Balls alongside Zarbon and Dodoria. Vegeta is furious about this because he hoped to collect the Dragon Balls for his own desire to obtain immortality. Kewie mocks Vegeta but this doesn't seem to destroy Vegeta's confidence. In fact, Vegeta jumps into a space pod and speeds straight to Planet Namek in order to gain control of the situation himself. Kewie is left yelling and screaming after Vegeta, telling him to stop. However, during this brief intermission, Kewie gets the order from Freeza that he can freely eliminate Vegeta. Cui had been waiting for Freeza's approval for quite some time and now that he finally gained the opportunity to kill his arch rival, he decided to take action by boarding a space pod and following Vegeta. Once they both arrived on Namek, Kewie traced Vegeta with his scouter and came face to face with him.

Vegeta let him in on a secret: his power level had increased substantially because of his previous defeat and he also learned how to control its output. Kewie expected Vegeta's power level to be approximately the same as his (18,000), but this was a complete underestimation of his arch rival. Vegeta surprised Kewie with his extremely high power rating of 24,000 and he overwhelmed him with an astounding demonstration of his aura, destroying Kewie's scouter in the process. However, Kewie decided to try and trick Vegeta in order to be victorious. He told Vegeta that Freeza was behind him and took the opportunity to launch an array of powerful blasts. After the dust cleared, Kewie laughed and thought himself to be the victor but was surprised shortly thereafter when Vegeta appeared to the right of him and told him that his speed increased as well, since he was able to dodge the blasts in a split second. At this point, Cui decided to flee the battle, tripping as he frantically and fearfully dashed upward. Vegeta, being the ruthless warrior that he is, flew right after him. He slammed Cui's stomach swiftly, cracking his armor and sending him propelling into the sky. He then smiled and mercilessly blasted Cui into smithereens in midair.

Dragon Ball GT[edit]

Kewie escaping Hell alongside many villains.

Kewie made a cameo appearance in Dragon Ball GT when he was unleashed once more from Hell and terrorized Earth alongside a slew of villains. However, he was presumably defeated once more by the Z Warriors.

Films[edit]

Fusion Reborn[edit]

Kewie, Medamatcha, Freeza, Zeeun, Medas, and Rasin/Lakasei in Fusion Reborn.

Along with countless other Dragon Ball antagonists, Kewie makes a cameo appearance in Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn when the residents of Hell make their escape to Earth. Similar to his brief appearance in the Super 17 Saga, Kewie escapes from Hell alongside dozens of villains from the past when Freeza gives the order to attack. However, he was presumably defeated again and sent back to Hell when the Great Saiyaman comes to stop Freeza's onslaught.

Video games[edit]

Kewie in Budokai Tenkaichi 2.
Kewie in Dragon Ball Online.

Kewie was a boss in Dragon Ball Z: Gokū Gekitōden where his energy attack was called the Flash Beam.

Kewie appeared in a cutscene in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai, however, he appeared talking to Vegeta on Planet Freeza No. 79.

Kewie's first playable appearance was in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2. In addition to his role during the Namek Saga in Budokai Tenkaichi 2, Kewie played the role of three of Freeza's henchmen during the Bardock event. In "Beautiful Treachery", a what if scenario that revolved around Zarbon, he played the role of one of Cooler's messengers who was defeated by Zarbon and Freeza. This is possibly due to the fact that Freeza Soldier was not introduced as a playable character until "Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3".

Kewie later appeared in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 and Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2.

In an alternate what if scenario, Kewie appeared in a Time Travel Quest in Dragon Ball Online. In this quest, he was brainwashed by Towa.

Race[edit]

Kewie is of the same race as Gorin and Sutorobu.

Battle power[edit]

Kewie states that Vegeta's battle power should be equal to his own power since Vegeta is stated to have a battle power of 18,000 by Dodoria (DB Volume 21). Taking this into mind, Kewie's battle power would also be 18,000. Kewie's battle power is also stated in Dragon Ball Z: Sūpā Saiya Densetsu where in the battle against Kewie he is at a maximum of 18,000.

Techniques[edit]

Kewie's Finger Beam
  • Ah, Lord Freeza! – Before performing a barrage of blasts, Kewie tricks the opponent into looking away, normally by saying that Freeza is right behind them (even when Freeza is his opponent).
  • Bukujutsu
  • Dasutādo Inpakuto – Dasutādo Inpakuto (ダスタード インパクト, Dasutādo Inpakuto)
  • Energy Punch – Kewie charges at the enemy when flying and crashes into the opponent.
  • Finger Beam – Kewie is seen injuring Bun with a finger beam during a flashback in "Held Captive".
  • Flash Beam – Kewie launches a barrage of energy blasts at his opponent and then releases a strong red ball of Ki, which causes a massive accumulation of damage for his opponent.
  • Full Power Energy Barrage Wave – This is Kewie's fastest attack (this is meaning a lot, considering that Kewie's fighting characteristics contain many speed attacks), an attack which is performed this amazingly fast, that it is almost impossible to dodge or for certain to block, for someone under the battle power of 20,000, Kewie charges energy blasts with his full power in both of his hands and then launches them in a wave of approximately 30 blasts (15 from both hands) on his target.
  • Full Power Energy Wave – This is Kewie's most dangerous and largest energy wave, combining all of his energy into one wave.
  • Ki Blast

Trivia[edit]

  • Interestingly, Kewie's dialogue with Vegeta on Planet Freeza No. 79 slightly differs between the anime and the manga. In the anime, Kewie insults Vegeta for getting beaten by a low class Saiyan (presumably referring to Goku). In the manga, Kewie insults Vegeta for allowing his comrades Raditz and Nappa to be killed on Earth.
  • Two other members of his race appear in Episode 97 during the Freeza Saga. One of them is killed when he insults Freeza and takes him for dead. The other, holding the rank of Commander, dies as a result of a monitor explosion when one of the soldiers tries to read Goku's battle power. On a related note, it is implied in this scene that Kewie's race was nearly driven to extinction by Freeza. Kewie, the unnamed foot soldier, and the unnamed commander were the only ones left of the race (which was the main reason why the unnamed foot soldier had absolutely no love or respect towards Freeza and proudly declared him dead).
  • Kewie's name is pronounced different in both English dubs. In the FUNimation dub, the "Cu" of his name is pronounced like a "Qu" and the "i" sounding like an "e". In the Ocean Group dub, the "Cu" is pronounced as such, while the "i" also sounds like an "e". This making the FUNimation dub's version sounding like "Cwe" and the Ocean Group dub's version sound like "Cu-e".

Voice actors[edit]

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