A Namekian. Son of Piccolo Daimou. Originated in the anime and manga Dragon Ball
. Formerly Goku's rival, he was forced to join forces with him when Raditz, a Saiyan from the planet, Vegeta, invaded Earth. Killing Goku and Raditz in one decisive blow, Raditz warned everyone that two Saiyans would appear on Earth in one year. Piccolo took Gohan, Goku's son, and trained him to become a strong warrior.
Through the series, Piccolo went from a bad guy to defeat Goku to a hero with a strong, unshakable will. He battled some of the major villains in Dragon Ball Z
, including Frieza
, and some of the movie villains as well.
Piccolo is capable of strong abilities such as the Special Beam Cannon and the Hellzon Grenade. In addition to his strong fighting ability, he also has the ability to regenerate any limbs he loses in battle.