|“||A good fighter knows his mental and physical limitations. But a great fighter will figure a way around them.||„|
|“||For your sake, I hope you brought some insurance to back up your claims. Heh. But knowing you, Goku, you probably don't even know what insurance means.||„|
Majin Buu is an ancient force of destruction that has existed since time immemorial, cycling between periods of rampaging and hibernation. During his rampages, he absorbed the evil elements of races he eradicated and steadily became more violent and evil. The evil mage Bibidi knew how to summon and control him and eventually used him to slaughter most of the Supreme Kais. After absorbing the Dai Kaioshin, however, he was transformed into a less evil force by the Kai's influence and was later sealed by Bibidi before his death. 5 million years later, Babidi comes to Earth to summon Buu once more. He is the final antagonist of the original Dragon Ball manga.
Powers and Stats
Tier: 4-B | 4-B | 4-B | 4-B
Name: Majin Buu / Boo
Origin: Dragon Ball
Age: Hundreds of millions of years old (Has existed since time immemorial, making him older than even Beerus and the eldest Kais)
Powers and Abilities: Master Martial Artist, Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Magic, Ki Manipulation (Can be used defensively and offensively, to strengthen his skin or to fire ki blasts, which can home in on targets, and form defensive barriers), Ki Sensing (Can locate others by reading their ki), Flight, Telekinesis, Absorption (Can absorb others to gain their abilities and knowledge, increasing in power as well), Body Control (Due to his body's elasticity and amorphous nature, Buu can control it as he pleases), Duplication (Can split into distinct bodies and individuals through fission), Elasticity, Shapeshifting, Power Mimicry (Buu can copy techniques after seeing them once, copying Goku's Kamehameha and Kibito Kai's Kai Kai), Afterimage Creation, Air Manipulation (Can exhale with enough force to cause severe, powerful winds), Healing, Transmutation (Can turn people into candy and other types of food), Teleportation, Portal Creation (As Super Buu, he can scream with enough force to rip open holes in dimensions, allowing him to travel across space and time), Resistance to Poisons and Mind Manipulation (Babidi cannot reliably control Buu through any means despite the evil in his heart), Immortality (Types 1 and 3), Regeneration (Mid-High; Buu can regenerate from being reduced to vapor)
Attack Potency: Solar System level (Made a complete joke out of Majin Vegeta and Gohan, and managed to hold his own against Kid Buu before being ultimately defeated) | Solar System level (Comparable to SSJ3 Goku and ultimately outlasted him in their fight. Toyed with SSJ2 Vegeta and fought against his Innocent self) | Solar System level (Much stronger than SSJ Gotenks and kept up with him when he went Super Saiyan 3. After absorbing him, he easily defeated Ultimate Gohan, and became even stronger after absorbing Gohan) | Solar System level (After his training, he became much, much stronger).
Speed: At least FTL+ (Casually kept up with and outpaced Vegeta and Gohan) | At least FTL+ (Kept up with SSJ3 Goku) | At least FTL+ (Faster than both Super Saiyan Gotenks his Kid Buu self. Later blitzed Ultimate Gohan with Gotenks absorbed, and became even faster with Gohan absorbed) | At least FTL+ (After his training, he became much, much faster).
Lifting Strength: Unknown
Striking Strength: Solar System Class | Solar System Class | Solar System Class | Solar System Class
Durability: Solar System level | Solar System level (Traded blows with SSJ3 Goku) | Solar System level (Tanked attacks from SSJ Gotenks and survived attacks after he went Super Saiyan 3 and from Ultimate Gohan) | Solar System level
Stamina: Extremely high. Due to his regenerative capabilities, Buu can fight for long periods of time without issues and easily outlast Super Saiyan 3's like Goku and Gotenks. However, over time, as he uses up energy, his regeneration starts to fall behind.
Range: Standard melee range. Interplanetary with ki blasts and attacks. Low Multiversal with Vice Shout (By screaming, Super Buu can open up holes in dimensions and escape isolated space-time continuums) and Kai Kai (As Kid Buu).
Standard Equipment: Nothing notable.
Intelligence: Buu's intelligence varies depending on his form. Innocent Buu is childishly oblivious and lacking in practical knowledge, and thus fails the qualification exam for the tournament between Universes 6 and 7. Despite this, he is incredibly skilled in combat and has a knack for mimicking ki techniques, even after only seeing them once. Kid Buu is monstrous and almost animalistic in intelligence, but retains his skill in combat and in replicating other techniques. Super Buu is the most intelligent of Buu's many forms, despite his apparent brutishness, counting the amount of humans remaining alive from Kami's Lookout and deducing the length of an hour by counting the number of sand particles in an hourglass and estimating how long it'd take for them all to fall. He even came up with a complicated plan to defeat Gohan after being easily defeated, even accounting for Gotenks' time limit after absorbing him, and became even more intelligent after absorbing Gohan and Piccolo, gaining their knowledge and skills.
Weaknesses: Over time, Buu's regeneration can be worn down as he runs out of energy, taking longer and longer to activate. Innocent and Kid Buu are both fairly unintelligent and prone to fooling around in fights, taunting and mocking opponents rather than going all out and destroying them immediately. In all of his forms, Buu has a short temper and is easily angered. Buu is influenced by the personalities of those he absorbs, and as he absorbs more heroic individuals, he will become less villainous and more good-natured.
Notable Attacks / Techniques:
Ki: The fighting power and life force of a martial artist, a tangible energy derived from the user's vigor, courage, and mind. It can be used in a number of ways, such as to surpass the limits of one's body to greatly increase in strength, and it can be fired as blasts of energy or used to create defensive barriers. Buu possesses an immeasurable, unfathomable power that makes it extremely difficult to discern his true power, as it is never clear just how serious he's being or how much energy he is using. His skill in the use of ki allows him to easily replicate other techniques after seeing them once, copying Goku's Kamehameha and Kibito Kai's Kai Kai in this manner.
- Human Extinction Attack: A technique used by Super Buu to kill everyone on Earth, utilized by raising his arm into the air and firing a massive barrage of homing pink ki blasts.
- Kai Kai: The teleportation technique utilized by Kai that allows them to teleport to anywhere within or outside of the universe instantly, without needing a ki signature to lock onto. After observing this technique being used by Kibito Kai, Kid Buu gained the ability to use it.
- Kamehameha: Goku's famous signature technique, which Buu copied from him after seeing it once. Unlike Goku's blue Kamehameha, Buu's is pink in coloration.
- Planet Burst: Kid Buu's most powerful attack, an immensely powerful sphere of ki that he creates and shapes in his hand before throwing it down at the planet beneath him, destroying it. It has more than enough power to destroy the Earth ten times over.
- Vanishing Beam: Buu's primary offensive attack, a pink wave of ki fired from his hand at high power.
- Vice Shout: By releasing all of his energy with a scream of sheer frustration, Super Buu can rip open a hole in space and time, allowing him to travel through it to escape isolated areas such as the Hyperbolic Time Chamber.
- Galactic Donut: After absorbing Gotenks, Super Buu gains this technique, allowing him to create a ring of ki that encircles and traps an opponent to prevent them from moving. It can even be used to slowly crush an opponent and cut them in half once it encircles them.
- Super Ghost Kamikaze Attack: After absorbing Gotenks, Super Buu gains this technique, allowing him to spawn explosive ghosts from his mouth that will charge an opponent and explode on contact. Buu can create multiple Kamikaze Ghosts at once, but this childish technique can easily be circumvented by blowing up the ghosts from a distance.
Magic: Buu knows a number of magical abilities that allow him to heal others and even turn them into sweets and other foods. He can heal any wounds so long as the person he is healing is not dead, even healing Babidi after he was cut in half and curing a boy of his blindness.
- Chocolate Beam: Buu's signature technique, a beam fired from his antennae or hand that can turn whatever it hits into whatever he desires. Due to his childish nature, he near exclusively uses it to turn others into food, such as transforming Dabura into a cookie, countless innocents into chocolate, and Chi-Chi into an egg.
Majin Physiology: Buu has an unusual, amorphous physiology that he can manipulate as he pleases, allowing him to stretch his limbs to extreme lengths, shape his body into bodies mimicking others, rip off chunks and use them to encircle and trap others, and even liquefy his own body before forcing himself into an opponent's orifices and expand, destroying them from the inside. His amorphous body is highly resistant to injury and can even split into various other bodies through fission.
Of the many unique abilities that Buu's body gives him, one of the most useful and powerful is his immense regenerative power. Even if he is blown to bits or reduced to vapor, Buu can regenerate rapidly, reforming his body from chunks of his body or even just pink gas. While this regeneration makes it incredibly hard to kill Buu, as he is worn down over time in combat, it becomes less effective and takes more time to fully trigger.
- Absorption: By engulfing opponents within his amorphous body, Buu can absorb them, trapping them within his body as it solidifies around them, before fully absorbing them. This grants Buu their abilities and knowledge and changes his personality in the process, not always for the better. While it provides a boost in power proportional to the absorbed's power, Buu also inherits their traits, causing Kid Buu to become oblivious and have a sliver of good within him after he absorbed the Dai Kaioshin. However, the abilities and power this gives outweigh any weaknesses.
Key: Innocent Buu | Kid Buu | Super Buu | Skinny Buu
Note 1: Due to considerable contradictions, we do not consider Dragon Ball Kai as part of the main canon, and strictly use the original manga and Dragon Ball Super for scaling the characters.
Note 2: It should also be noted that the difference between the lowest and highest bounds of Solar System level is roughly a trillion times, making it incredibly inconsistent for even the strongest Buu Saga characters to be listed as anything more than 4-B.