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"I knew I should've joined that Ginyu fitness club last year, but no... I had to go on that stupid chili burger diet."
Ghurd in "Guldo's Mind Binds"

Ghurd (グルド, Gurudo; FUNimation "Guldo", Viz "Gurd") is the smallest and least powerful member of the Ginyu Special Corps physically.

Ghurd's Japanese name is a pun on the word Yōguruto, or Yogurt in English.

Appearance and personality

Ghurd is short, rotund, and green with four eyes (which prevents him from wearing a Scouter like the other members). Though clearly the weakest member of the group (Son Gohan alone, after being powered up by Grand Elder Guru, is strong enough to face him by himself according to the Dragon Ball GT: Pāfekuto Fairu), Ghurd possesses some psychic abilities, including being able to stop time for as long as he can hold his breath. This seems to be one of the primary reasons he has attained membership in the Ginyu Special Corps.


Dragon Ball Z

Ghurd stopping time using his special ability.
Vegeta telling Ghurd that his breath smells so bad that he cannot stand it.
Ghurd's head being shot off by Vegeta's ki beam.

In the anime only, Ghurd had a flashback that portrayed his heavy loathing of Vegeta after the Saiyan Prince insulted him by saying that he suffers from bad breath (In the Ocean dub, Vegeta said he didn't understand why Frieza put him on the Ginyu Force). Ghurd was about to strike when Freeza interfered, asking Vegeta to help him conquer a planet and disgracing Ghurd's judgment. This forces Ghurd to hold a grudge against Vegeta.

Upon their arrival on Namek under Frieza's orders, Ghurd and the other members of the Ginyu Force play a game of Rock-Paper-Scissors in order to decide who gets to fight Vegeta and who gets stuck with the "trash", Kuririn and Son Gohan. Reacoom wins outright, and Guldo, as the runner-up, fights Gohan and Kuririn. However, their speed and strength catches Guldo off guard, forcing him to resort to sneak attacks and time-freezing, and finally, to use the full extent of his psychic powers. Using his mental capabilities, Ghurd reverts to his Mind Freeze technique in order to physically paralyze their bodies, rendering them helpless.

As he prepares to finish them off, however, Vegeta unexpectedly steps in and saves them by brutally cutting off Ghurd's head (in the manga Vegeta does this with a sideways chop, while in the anime, he uses a Ki beam). Ghurd's severed head rolls on the ground and lives long enough to curse Vegeta for interfering, before the Saiyan Prince blows his head up with another blast (In the Ocean Group dub, his decapitation was edited out and merely depicted Ghurd collapsing to the ground with his head still attached to his neck. His whole body was caught in the explosion, but, as was the case with Recoome, apparently still intact, as what happened with Dende when Frieza killed him).

Later, in an anime-only arc, Ghurd attacked Chaozu while on North Kaio's World, only to be easily defeated along with the rest of his team. Later in the series, Ghurd appeared along with the other Ginyu Force members, Frieza, Super Perfect Cell, and Cold. They were torturing some Ogres for information in order to obtain a means out of Hell.

Goku still defeats him and the other members of the Ginyu Force with one blow each; In the case of Ghurd, an elbow to the head. After Ghurd fell into the Bloody Pond with Reacoom, Butta, Jheese, and Cell, Paikuhan threw them out with a tornado attack, impaling them on Needle Mountain. They were then locked up in a prison cell along with Freeza and Cold. Later on, Ghurd was also seen in Hell while watching the battle between Kid Boo and Goku amongst many villains.

Dragon Ball GT

Ghurd flying out of Hell with other villains in Dragon Ball GT.

Ghurd made a small cameo appearance in Dragon Ball GT when he escaped from Hell with many other past villains shortly before being defeated once again.

Video games

Ghurd appeared in Dragon Ball Z: Super Saiya Densetsu, Dragon Ball Z: The Legend, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3, Dragon Ball: Raging Blast, Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2.


Ghurd is of the same race as Pūrin and Zera.

Battle power

Ghurd preparing his Telekinesis on North Kaio's World.

Before being attacked by Gohan and Krillin, Guldo was confident he could win. Once the battle began, however, he was unable to follow or defend their attacks. Perhaps the best resource to confirm Guldo's battle power is Legend of the Super Saiyan where in the battle against Guldo he is at a maximum of 13,500. Although King Kai states that each member of the Ginyu Force is at least five times as powerful as Goku, however, this is most likely an exaggeration in the case of Guldo as Gohan and Krillin were both stronger than him.


Ghurd paralyzing Gohan and Kuririn.

Voice actors


  • Ghurd's execution is a bit different in the manga. Vegeta swipes at Ghurd's neck with his arm, shredding off his head from his body, not blasting him with a beam of Ki.
  • In the edited version of the anime, when Vegeta interferes Ghurd while fighting Gohan and Kuririn, his head does NOT fall off, but instead, his body falls over, making it look like Guldo was paralyzed.
  • In the manga, Ghurd is the only member of the Ginyu Force who has never met Goku (In the anime only, Goku fights Guldo in the episode "Warriors of the Dead", easily defeating him with one blow).
  • Ghurd doesn't use his Time Freeze technique while in the Next World, though he does attempt to use the Mind Freeze against Chiaotzu, who attacks him before he is able to trap him.
  • When Reacoom and Butta bet on who they think is going to win in "Time Tricks and Body Binds", Butta thinks that Ghurd will lose and Reacoom thinks that Ghurd will win. However, when it seems like Ghurd is going to win, Butta and Reacoom both act as if Butta thought Ghurd would win and Reacoom thought Ghurd would lose. It is unclear whether this is an error or whether this was done to enhance the Ginyu Force's reputations as goofballs. In the redub, however, the bet is changed to how long Gohan and Kuririn last against him, and Butta wins fair and square (in another dub, when Ghurd wins, Reacoom forgets who he bet on, and Butta takes advantage of the situation and tricks Reacoom into thinking he won).
  • Ghurd's death is the only one out of the four members of the Ginyu Force (killed by Vegeta) that Goku did not disapprove of. Goku had not arrived on Planet Namek yet, however, when Guldo was already dead. When he did arrive, he gave Vegeta a Senzu Bean for saving Kuririn and Gohan from Ghurd, but clearly disapproved of Vegeta killing Butta and Reacoom when they were unconscious, and then killing Jheese when he was begging for mercy. This shows Goku's own tolerance through his decisions since he only approves of violence as a final resort while Vegeta enjoys the execution of each and every enemy who crosses him.
  • A minor inconsistency can be seen when Gohan flies back toward the ship during Goku's fight with Freeza, passing by the corpses of Burter, Reacoom, and Ghurd. Ghurd's head still appears to be intact, even after it was destroyed. There is also an error in the first edited dub version. They digitally added his body (facing the wrong direction too) back onto his head when Vegeta blasted it away, yet later you can still see his body, face down this time, despite it being supposedly obliterated.
  • Ghurd is never seen wearing a scouter, but he can sense the power levels of Kuririn and Gohan. This makes it safe to say that he can sense power levels without the aid of a Scouter. The reason for this could also be that he trained himself to read power levels, because a scouter wouldn't fit on his head properly, due to the size of his four eyes.
  • There is a what if battle during the Namek Saga between Ghurd and Chaozu inDragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi.
  • Ghurd is able to keep up with the Ginyu Force's flying speed, which far outranks Kuririn, Gohan, and even Vegeta, in Dragon Ball Kai. This causes a problem, however, since he is very slow in battle, not to mention he does not fly. Unless Ghurd continuously uses his Time Stop to keep up, his abilities in terms of speed causes continuity problems.
  • Ghurd is actually the weakest member of the Ginyu Force. Due to his psychic capabilities, however, he can be a very dangerous opponent.