7 Things You Didn’t Know About Broly From Dragon Ball Z


Broly has long been one of the most infamous characters of Dragon Ball Z. He was never quite considered canon and only appeared in filler movies, but now thanks to Dragon Ball Super a new, canonical version of Broly is about to arrive. And yes, he’s every bit as ruthless as the brutal Saiyan warrior we all fell in love with decades ago.

Let’s go over some things you need to know about Broly before you go watching him in the Super movie.

Hates Goku

What? A Dragon Ball villain that hates Goku? Get out of here! No seriously, he hated Goku even before Goku was old enough to spell out his own name. Broly and Goku were born on the same day and Goku’s screaming kept Broly up all the time, leading him to subconsciously hate everyone’s favorite hero.

Reference to Vegetables

You read that as “reference to Vegeta”, didn’t you? Well, that’s because all Saiyan names are references to vegetables, Vegeta being the most obvious one. Broly references Broccoli, of course. 

Born Strong

While the old Broly was the Legendary Super Saiyan, we all know that with Dragon Ball Super Kale took that role. The new Broly will no longer be the Saiyan warrior of legend, but still quite a force to be reckoned with. There’s a reason both King Vegeta and Frieza feared Broly since the day he was born.

Significant Differences

We already mentioned that this Broly is different from the one that existed for decades. This one is much less chaotic evil in D&D terms – in fact it’s even alluded to in the trailers for the Dragon Ball Super movie that Broly might not be evil at all this time around. What a twist that would be!

Very Popular

Broly has always been one of the most loved and mentioned characters of the Dragon Ball lore and anything that had Broly in it was bound to be a success. Apart from the Super movie, he’s been in three seperate Dragon Ball Z movies and pretty much every game that has released in recent memory.

Unstable Mind

Broly isn’t the best at managing his emotions when he goes into combat mode. In fact, he’s considered more brutal and unhinged than other Saiyans whenever he gets into battle. If you thought Raditz and Nappa were crazy, this guy puts both of them to shame.

Suggested By the Editor

When Akira Toriyama was looking for a character to use for his first Super movie, the editor suggested using Broly. Akira decided that Broly was definitely a character worth using, given that some of his circumstances were changed to better fit the tone of the movie.