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Frieza's taken our loyalty and paid us back in our own blood.
~ Dragon Ball Z: Bardock - The Father of Goku


Bardock (バーダック, Bādakku) is a low-class Saiyan warrior, the mate of Gine, and the father of Raditz and Goku. He is an adept fighter and a devoted Saiyan Army Soldier under Frieza's Galactic Frieza Army, until he realizes that Frieza plans the annihilation of the Saiyan Race. Given to him by the last Kanassan warrior was the ability to see into the future, and it is through these visions that he sees the eventual Genocide of the Saiyans.

Powers and Stats

Tier: At least Low 5-B | 5-A | 5-A | Low 4-C

Name: Bardock

Origin: Dragon Ball

Gender: Male

Age: Unknown

Classification: Low-class Saiyan mercenary, Saiyan Troop Leader

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Skilled in Martial Arts, Various Ki attacks, Flight, Precognition (Of the long term future), Ki Manipulation, Capable of transformation to increase his power even further (Either by turning into an Oozaru and getting a 10 times boost, or by turning into a Super Saiyan-Jin for an even higher boost)

Attack Potency: At least Small Planet level via powerscaling (Stated to be more powerful than Nappa and tried to oppose Frieza) | Large Planet level | Large Planet level (Was stated to be close in power to anime King Vegeta, who destroyed a planet and two small planetoids with one attack before getting a Zenkai Boost from Frieza supernova) | Small Star level via scaling (Comparable to anime First Form Frieza)

Speed: At least Sub-Relativistic+ (Should be faster than Raditz and Nappa) | FTL+ | Speed of Light | Massively FTL (Faster than anime Kaioken 3x Saiyan Saga Goku. Comparable to anime First Form Frieza and, therefore, anime Post Zenkai-Boost Vegeta)

Lifting Strength: Unknown

Striking Strength: At least Small Planet Class (Far superior to Saiyan Saga Gohan) | Large Planet Class | Large Planet Class | Small Star Class

Durability: At least Small Planet level | Large Planet level | Large Planet level | Small Star level

Stamina: Very high (After being beaten to near death, he was still strong enough to take on an entire army)

Range: Standard melee range. Thousands of kilometers with ki blasts and attacks. | Tens of meters. Planetary with ki blasts and attacks. | Standard melee range. Planetary with ki blasts and attacks. | Standard melee range. At least Planetary with ki blasts and attacks.

Standard Equipment: His Scouter, Saiyan armor.

Intelligence: Combat genius and experienced combatant and warrior.

Weaknesses: He becomes weakened and disoriented if his tail is grabbed (Never actually shown, but a standard Saiyan weakness, although it is possible that he trained it away like Vegeta and Nappa).

Notable Attacks/Techniques:

  • Power Ball: A technique which creates a false moon for transforming into Oozaru or Great ape form. The Saiyan's current power level increases x10. It is uncertain if he had control over the form.
  • Precognition: The last Kanassan gave Bardock the power to see into the future, although these visions tend to be distracting, and he can't really change the future.
  • Mouth Blast: As an Oozaru, Bardock can fire a massive beam of energy from his mouth.

Key: Canon Base | TV Special Oozaru Form | Episode of Bardock Base | Super Saiyan

Note 1: The statistics of his movie version are clearly part of a separate continuity, and as such tend to differ greatly from the current canon.

Note 2: The Super Saiyan statistic is from the Bardock spinoff manga. Its canonicity is debated. The anime version, on the other hand, is assuredly not canon.


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Start a Discussion Discussions about Bardock

  • Could Bardock have defeated Chilled without going Super Saiyan?

    2 messages
    • Lets face it, among everyone we have seen in Frieza's family in the show, Chilled is the weakest there is. I wouldn't really say B...
    • Since the super saiyan form is at least 20x stronger than base, I don't think that great ape will be enough to defeat chilled.
  • Son Bardock vs Neku Sakuraba

    5 messages
    • Matt machine01 wrote:He has never used his precognition in a battle LOL (Sorry for my bad English, I speak Spanish) Then he gets blitzed
    • Bardock is Low 4-C, Neku is 5-A | higher but It isn't mean Neku is Low 4-B or 4-B and Saiyans have Zenkai. Bardock wins enforcing by Ne...