A Namekian who takes over as Earth's guardian. He recreated the Dragon Balls to the model of the Namekian Dragon Balls.
Dende befriended Gohan and Krillin and even took them to the eldest Namekian, Guru, who unleashed all three of their true fighting powers.
Dende eventually took part in the battle against Frieza and saved all of the warriors life with his healing ability, he paid a serious cost when Frieza transformed into his last form and killed him with a single shot in order to prevent him from healing anyone else. Later on during Goku's battle against Frieza, Dende was revived from death by a wish made from Shenron and made the wish to Porunga to transport everyone except Goku and Frieza to Earth. Dende lived on Earth for awhile until it was time for the Namekians to be transported to New Namek.
Later after Piccolo's fusion with Kami, Dende comes to Earth at Goku's request to take Kami's vacant position and he is able to recreate the Earth's Dragon Balls that had been powerless after Kami was fused with Piccolo and had granted Shenron with some new powers.
During the Majin Buu Saga, he watched the events of Majin Buu's awakening and his killing spree. Eventually, when Super Buu made his way to the lookout, before Dende could be turned into chocolate and eaten, Mr. Popo knocked him off the lookout so to assure that the Dragon Balls would still be around. This plan proved to be in vain, however, as the Earth's Dragon Balls were still destroyed when Kid Buu blew up the Earth in the end. Dende suggested that they use the balls on New Namek. After reviving everyone and after the death of Kid Buu, he resumes his role as the Earth's Guardian.
Dende is a Namekian with healing powers however he did not originally have this ability until Guru unlocked his full potential, he proves to be very useful in battle when a Z Fighter is injured, he also has the standard accelerated healing factor that all Namekians possess and this allows to regrow lost limbs or arms. When Dende is a full grown Namekian it is very possible that he will be able to create his own spawns or children from himself however this will shorten his lifespan. It is not known if Dende possesses elasticity as he has never displayed this ability and is known that Dende's physical power is no greater or possibly weaker than that of a normal human being.
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