From Dragon Ball Encyclopedia
ReaCoom (リクーム, Rikūmu; FUNimation "Recoome", Viz "Reacoom") is a large, muscular, humanoid alien with red hair. He is the most flamboyant member of the Ginyu Force, seen striking poses more often in battle than Ginyu himself and generally behaving in a deceptively goofy manner. ReaCoom is actually fairly intelligent as well as sadistic, and he greatly enjoys toying with his opponents and drawing them in with taunts.
ReaCoom is one of the longest-lasting Ginyu Force members in terms of screen time, though chronologically he is defeated second and dies not long after. He is also the first member of the Ginyu Force to appear onscreen during the team's elaborate introductory routine to Freeza.
His Japanese name, Rikūmu, is the Japanese word for cream (kuriimu) rearranged. Viz went with the spelling of Reacoom in the Dragon Ball Z manga to reflect this pun (the "Recoome" spelling also reflects this pun when cream is spelled as "creme").
Dragon Ball Z
Main article: Namek Saga
When Ginyu has his men play Rock-Paper-Scissors to divvy up Son Gohan, Kuririn, and Vegeta, Reacoom wins hands-down and gets to fight with Vegeta, While Guldo is left to fight "the runts". Despite Vegeta striking first, throwing Reacoom into a mountain and blowing it up, and using a number of other crafty and underhanded tactics and techniques, Reacoom dominates the battle. Reacoom pretends to be in trouble at many points in battle, and uses this to catch Vegeta off gaurd. Taking little damage from Vegeta's attacks except for his armor being destroyed, and (later) his hair being singed off, it's likely that Reacoom would have killed Vegeta with his Eraser Gun attack had Son Gohan and Kuririn not stepped in. Kuririn attacked Reacoom from behind and as he hit the ground, Reacoom's teeth were knocked out. Son Gohan pulled the wounded Vegeta out of the path of Reacoom's attack in order to save him with no thanks from Vegeta.
Reacoom's not happy about his teeth getting knocked out, and he recieved permission from Butta and Jheese to fight the two Earthlings single-handedly. He breaks every bone in Kuririn's body with a single kick to the side. As for Son Gohan, Reacoom takes his time pummeling the young warrior, apparently admiring the boy's bravery, tenacity, and stubborness. However, he ultimately brings the game to an end by cracking Son Gohan's neck with another ferocious kick. As he is about to finish off whatever is left of all three struggling warriors, Son Goku arrives. After healing his wounded allies using senzu beans, Son Goku proceeds to face his enemy. In the uncut version of the series, Reacoom not only mocks Son Goku's power level, but also flips him off in response. As Reacoom begins to warm up for his most powerful attack in theatric fashion, Son Goku deals him a single blow by elbowing him in his stomach. The red-headed giant then falls over unconscious, much to everyone's disbelief. Later, after Vegeta kills Burter, he also kills the unconscious Reacoom, completely destroying his body with a huge Blast from behind.
Main article: Frieza Saga
He later travels to King Kai's Planet with the other members of the Ginyu Force (save Captain Ginyu). There they find Tien, Chiaotzu and Yamcha. Reacoom gets to fight with Yamcha, who is reluctant to do so since he knows the amount of damage Reacoom was able to inflict against Vegeta. After Yamcha realizes that he has attained a higher power level than Reacoom, he quickly disposes of his adversary, sending him into the bowels of Hell along with the rest of the Ginyu Force.
Great Saiyaman Saga
Main article: Great Saiyaman Saga
After the Grand Kai brings word of terror spreading in Hell, Son Goku and Paikuhan venture down to alleviate the chaos. They arrive to find Freeza, King Cold, the Ginyu Force and Super Perfect Cell threatening the resident ogres in order to acquire a means out of hell. Reacoom and the other Ginyu Force members attempt to attack Son Goku simultaneously, but he is able to defeat them all with ease, resulting in their fall into the blood pond. Reacoom was felled by an elbow to the back of the neck. Pikkon then uses a spinning tornadic attack, creating a whirlpool which sweeps the villains up and drops them onto a mountain of needles, impaling them in the process. Later, they all end up in a prison cell. In the English dub, while in the prison cell, Reacoom offers an arm-wrestling challenge to the rest of the villains sharing his fate, but the only reply he gets is a unanimous "shut up!" (in the Ocean Dub, they simply say "NO!").
The next time Reacoom is seen onscreen was during the Kid Boo Saga when he was watching the final battle between Kid Boo and Son Goku.
Dragon Ball GT
Super 17 Saga
Reacoom made a small cameo appearance during the Super 17 Saga when a news broadcast showed him flying out of Hell along with a slew of villains.
Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn
Reacoom appeared in Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn along with Butta and Jheese.
Reacoom appeared in Dragon Ball Z: Sūpā Saiya Densetsu, Dragon Ball Z: Buyū Retsuden, Dragon Ball Z: The Legend, Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Battle 22, Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3, Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit, Dragon Ball: Raging Blast, and Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2.
He was known to be the second most common Ginyu Force member to appear in video games. Throughout most of the games, he was not playable in his battle-damaged outfit. Some fans were annoyed about this because he was mainly battle-damaged when he was fighting in the series, although in Budokai you could fight against him in his battle-damaged outfit. After the release of Budokai Tenkaichi 3, he was playable in the damaged outfit as opposed to the predecessor games.
Reacoom had easily dominated a powered-up Vegeta, who at the time had a battle power of 30,000 (volume 23, page 153 of the Dragon Ball manga). Kuririn states that Burter and Jheese have about the same Ki as Recoome (volume 24, page 74 of the Dragon Ball manga). Taking these factors into consideration, Recoome's battle power was approximately on the same level as that of Burter and Jheese's. When Ginyu estimated Son Goku's battle power to be at around 60,000, Jeice exclaimed that Recoome never stood a chance. Perhaps the best resource to confirm Reacoom's battle power is Sūpā Saiya Densetsu where in the battle against Reacoom he is at a maximum of 65,000. This power level would contradict Jheese's statement. Another source of Reacoom's battle power was Sagas where his battle power was stated to be 40,000.
- Big Fire Toe Attack
- Catapult (Ultimate Battle 22)
- Exploding Wave (Sūpā Saiya Densetsu)
- Energy Beam (Sūpā Saiya Densetsu)
- ReaCoom Bomber
- Bomb Aggression (Ultimate Battle 22)
- ReaCoom Elbow
- ReaCoom Eraser Gun
- ReaCoom Kick
- ReaCoom Mach Punch
- ReaCoom Mach Attack (Ultimate Battle 22)
- ReaCoom Ultra Fighting Miracle Bomber
- ReaCoom Body Attack
- ReaCoom Death Driver
- ReaCoom Driver [Recoome Tecerot Soraibomb] (The Legend?)
- ReaCoom Fire Guillotine Drop
- ReaCoom Hip Attack
- ReaCoom Hyper Swing [Grapple Toss] (Budokai and Budokai 2)
- ReaCoom Kaboom (Dragon Ball Z arcade game)
- ReaCoom Power Bomb
- Speed Up
- Super Breath
- Supesharu Faitingu Pōzu – Supesharu Faitingu Pōzu (スペシャル ファイティング ポーズ, Supesharu Faitingu Pōzu)
- Japanese dub: Kenji Utsumi (Most media) and Seiji Sasaki (Dragon Ball Kai)
- Ocean Group dub: David Kaye
- FUNimation dub: Christopher R. Sabat
- Latin American dub: Mario Sauret
- Portuguese dub: João Loy
- Although Reacoom was defeated before Butta, he was killed after him.
- Though Vegeta blew up Reacoom with an energy blast, his corpse was seen when Gohan flew by the battlefield while on his way to Goku's ship carrying Piccolo during Goku's fight with Freeza. Perhaps the best explanation is that Vegeta's energy blast simply killed Recoome instead of completely annihilating him. In a similar situation, Freeza kills Dende with a finger beam. Although there is an explosion, Dende's body is still intact.
- In the Ocean Group dub, while Kuririn and Son Gohan are fighting Guldo, Reacoom makes a bet with Burter. If Guldo wins, Reacoom gets a chocolate nut bar. If Guldo loses, Burter gets the bar. Later, when it seems as if Guldo is going to win, Reacoom says "I guess I was wrong. Good old Guldo's still got it," implying that he forgot who he bet on. Burter takes advantage of this and tells Reacoom that he (Reacoom) owes him (Burter) a chocolate nut bar. In the FUNimation dub, they simply bet on how long Kuririn and Son Gohan will last against Guldo. Reacoom says Guldo will defeat them in under a minute. In this version, Burter wins the bar fair and square; he cheated in the Ocean version.
- Recoome has a very noticeable difference in voice between his original Japanese voice, his Ocean dubbed voice, and his Funimation dubbed voice. In the Japanese and most other versions, Recoome is signified by his rather intimidating, sadistic, yet somewhat childish voice. In the funimation version, however, his voice is done in a way similar to a person who is mentally disabled. This has gained much criticism and controversy, especially noting as how his voice actor, Cristopher Sabat, had originally used a voice more original to the character, apart from this gravely baking away from the character originally being quite intelligent. His Ocean dub voice sounds more similar to his original Japanese voice, only older and noticeably more pleasured in the act of bullying his opponents.