Krillin is a anime/manga character in the Dragon Ball franchise
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Krillin is Goku's best friend and arguably the most powerful human in all of Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT.

Dragon Ball

Krillin makes his entrance in Dragon Ball
Krillin makes his entrance in Dragon Ball

Krillin was originally a monk of the Orin Temple who travelled a long journey to meet Master Roshi so that he could be trained in martial arts by the legendary martial artist. Prior to his training with Master Roshi, during his time in the Orin Temple, Krillin trained there for three years however he was constantly bullied by three other students much bigger than him. His sole purpose for seeking Master Roshi for training was so that he could apparently "get girls" but another reason was for him to surpass the people who mocked him at the temple. Upon meeting Master Roshi for the first time in person during the beginning of The Tournament Saga he begins to bribe Master Roshi with porn magazines in order for Master Roshi to accept him as a student and obviously Roshi accepts due to his uncontrollable levels of pervertedness. When Krillin first met Goku he detests him upon seeing that Goku is quite childish and not very bright and when he discovered that Goku is a superior fighter than him in virtually every way it only increases Krillin's annoyance and irritation towards Goku. Even though this truth could not be accepted by Krillin he constantly got the better of Goku through methods of deceit and clever trickery and because of Goku's naiveté he remained almost completely unaware of Krillin's personal rivalry with him.

Krillin vs. Jackie Chun
Krillin vs. Jackie Chun

During their intense physical and mental training with Master Roshi the two however bond and by the time the 21st Budokai Tournament began they were the best of friends. And all in all inseparable. That particular aspect of their relationship has never diminished throughout their very long years. Krillin at times is insecure however Goku is constantly there to offer Krillin confidence and support as well as giving him fighting tips and cheering him on during

Krillin's fights and Krillin is often offers a pragmatic perspective to the overly innocent and idealist that is Goku as well as aiding him in basic social knowledge that Goku did missed out on as he grew up in the mountains alone.

During their first Budokai Tournament the two fight very well as Krillin manages to even defeat the bullies from his old Temple who mocked him and bullied him before he kicked one of them straight through a solid wall. Krillin advances as one of the eight fighters going on into the main event, he manages to pass the quarter-finals, defeating a very disgusting opponent Bacterian quite easily as without a nose he is not affected by Bacterian's stench and what not. Even through his best efforts however Krillin is defeated in the semi-finals by Jackie Chun who is actually Master Roshi in disguise. Impressively the two had an intense battle, at one point even involving many fast paced moves and counter moves in under 1/5th of a second.

Goku saves Krillin
Goku saves Krillin

After the events of the tournament he continues to train under Master Roshi although he did take break to help Goku in his long search for the Dragon Balls and battle against the Red Ribbon Army. Interestingly enough part of Krillin's training once has involved him doing construction work. Later on he competes with Yamcha (a former bandit) and his best friend Goku in Fortuneteller Baba's tournament however he loses his fight against an opponent named Draculaman. Cunning and clever Krillin conducts a plan that allows him and his friends to defeat the Invisible Man who is literally invisible. Impressively Krillin is considerably weak when compared to the likes of Goku however his motif of using his cleverness and wits rather than his strength have aided him throughout his lifetime and gives him a great advantage when put up against much larger and stronger opponents.

Krillin, like Goku, entered the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament and ignites a rivalry with a very pale and quiet Crane School student named Chiaotzu who provoked Krillin for being bald when Chiaotzu himself only had one single strand of red hair on his head and was nearly bald. Krillin however manages to defeat Chiaotzu in the quarter-finals match despite Chiaotzu's telekinetic abilities and advanced use of the Dodonpa technique, Krillin then advances to the semi-finals where he is defeated by his best friend Goku.

Krillin and friends, all grown up
Krillin and friends, all grown up

After the Martial Arts Tournament he is killed by a creature called Tambourine and an interesting note is that the original manga does not show how Krillin was killed however in the anime it is shown. Tambourine was tasked with killing all of the greatest martial artists in the world so that King Piccolo would not be challenged implying that Krillin is in fact at a young age one of the greatest martial artists in the world. Though Krillin was dead, he played a very big role in Goku's determination to avenge his death as well as Master Roshi's. Following King Piccolo's defeat, Krillin is revived by the Dragon Balls.

Krillin continues to train and once again he makes it to the main tournament in the 23rd Budokai however he is eventually defeated by a reincarnation of Piccolo and he even uses "The Hovering Space Technique" in the 137th episode of Dragon Ball.

Dragon Ball Z

The Saiyan Saga

The reunion
The reunion

Since Piccolo's defeat at the hands of Goku at the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament, five years have past. Krillin, Goku and Bulma attend a happy reunion at Master Roshi's home in Roshi's own small island. During the time there Krillin and the others are surprised to hear that Goku had a son and are among one of the attending people to greet Goku's young son named Gohan in honor of Goku's adoptive father named Grandpa Gohan. Krillin is then shocked at the arrival of a mysterious alien revealed to be Goku's brother named Raditz who reveals Goku's Saiyan origins and even slaps Krillin into Roshi's house. Raditz then proceeds to kidnap Gohan and following those events Goku teams up with Piccolo to successfully defeat Raditz as Goku dies a heroic death. Piccolo takes Gohan with him into the wilderness for training and Krillin is tasked to unfortunately tell Goku's wife Chi-Chi that that Goku had been killed in battle.

During Raditz's battle with Goku and Piccolo he tells the Z Fighters that in a year two more powerful Saiyans Vegeta and Nappa will arrive and with this said Krillin along with Chiaotzu, Yamcha, Yajirobe and Tien train with Kami the guardian of the Earth. They train intensely in order to raise their power levels to a level that will allow them to hold their own against the ruthless Saiyans. Krillin's power like the others grows dramatically and exponentially during the year of his training until he is far more powerful than even Raditz could ever dream to be or was. When the Saiyans arrive, Krillin, Tien, Chiaotzu and Yamcha join Piccolo and Gohan to hold Nappa and Vegeta off until Goku's return.

Krillin wants to avenge Yamcha
Krillin wants to avenge Yamcha

Yamcha is quickly killed by a kamikaze Saibaman, Krillin becomes enraged at his friend's death and unleashes a powerful energy attack that obliterates all of the Saibamen except one. Piccolo, Nappa and Vegeta were all impressed with the sheer force and power of his attack but it isn't fast nor powerful enough to harm the Saiyans. The battle continues as Chiaotzu, Tien and Piccolo all fall one by one at the hands of the cruel Saiyan Nappa. Only Gohan and Krillin are left to defend the Earth however luckily Goku arrives and the two are saved and show signs of relief. Once Goku arrives he requests that Gohan be taken away from the battle and Krillin does so and takes Gohan away from the battle. During their journey back home Krillin and Gohan have a change of heart and decide that they cannot allow Goku to face such danger alone. Goku easily defeats Nappa who is then killed by Vegeta because Nappa displayed weakness, Krillin and Gohan arrive in time to aid Goku with the Spirit Bomb that he creates to defeat Vegeta and eliminate the Saiyan threat as Vegeta escapes in his pod.

Namek Saga

Because Piccolo is dead, Kami is dead as well rendering the Earth Dragon Balls inactive and thus they travel to Namek which marks the beginning of the Namek Saga as everyone mourns the apparently permanent deaths of Piccolo, Yamcha, Kami, Tien and Chiaotzu however fortunately Krillin once again with his wit comes up with an idea as he states that if the Dragon Balls were created by the Namekians they could travel to Namek which is Piccolo's home world and use the other Dragon Balls to wish Kami and Piccolo back to life. Gohan, Krillin and the mechanical genius Bulma use Kami's old spaceship and start their journey off into space where they head towards Namek.

Krillin and Gohan save a Namekian child
Krillin and Gohan save a Namekian child

After encountering a few detours on their way to Namek, the dynamic trio arrive and discover that the peaceful and large planet is under siege by the sadistic tyrant and galactic overlord Frieza who also happens to be the employer of the Saiyans and the destroyer of the Saiyan's home planet Planet Vegeta (Goku and Vegeta's home world as well). The situation only worsens when it is discovered that Vegeta is on the planet as well, both Vegeta and Frieza are there after the Dragon Balls so that they may wish for immortality. During their time there, Krillin and Gohan discover that there is much more on the line than the lives of their deceased friends. After rescuing a young Namekian child named Dende from one of Frieza's top henchmen Dodoria he takes the two warriors to Namek's guardian Guru who is able to release the hidden ki potential within them causing their power levels to rise once again dramatically. After being powered up a complex capture the Dragon Balls takes place between Frieza, Vegeta and Krillin and Gohan.

Vegeta eventually discovers them and the Dragon Balls Gohan and Krillin have both collected are taken by Frieza's top henchmen Captain Ginyu to give to Frieza. It is then decided that they will pool their resources so that the amazingly powerful tyrant Frieza can be defeated. Krillin reluctantly agrees to give the Dragon Balls to Vegeta when they return however he secretly plas with Gohan to sneak off with the Dragon Balls and make the wish to bring back their friends.

Krillin aids in the battles with Recoome and Guldo managing to hit Guldo with several ki blasts before Guldo freezes time ergo freezing Krillin not actually time itself. During his battle with Recoome he aids Vegeta and manages to cause one of Recoome's attacks to backfire however Recoome proceeds to brutally kick Krillin leaving unable to continue to fight until he is healed by Senzu Beans. After learning about the actualy trouble on Namek, Goku who had been previously recovering in the hospital arrives to aid his friends and he makes quick work of the entire Ginyu Force (a team of mercenaries under Frieza's employment, they seem to like comic books) however Goku is severely injured during the battle and Vegeta takes him so that he can be healed and recovered in a healing tank.

Krillin, Vegeta and Gohan recover the Dragon Balls however Vegeta is unable to wish for his immortality without "the password" and Krillin then leaves to get the password from Guru but encounters Dende instead who informs him that the password is "Porunga" which is actually the name of the Namekian Eternal Dragon. Krillin and Gohan return and find Vegeta asleep and they quickly decide to just make their wish quickly before Vegeta wakes up, in the Namekian native language Dende wishes for Piccolo to be returned to life and brought to Namek and this causes Kami to be brought back to life on Earth as well and Master Roshi begins to gather the newly restored Earth Dragon Balls.

Making the wishes
Making the wishes

Vegeta awakes a brief time later and is enraged that he could not wish for his immortality any longer however Krillin and Gohan are saved by the arrival of Frieza or are doomed as Frieza demands their attention. Frieza enraged that his immortality was stolen from him transforms into his second more powerful form and attempts to attack Dende however Dende is pushed away by Krillin who is quickly and viciously skewered on Frieza's horn and left for dead. Frieza then spots Gohan and begins brutally thrashing him and with Frieza distracted, Dende uses his healing powers to save Krillin.

Out of nowhere one of the most memorable appearances of Krillin is made as the supposedly dead Krillin appears and delivers a devastating destructo disk on Frieza which cuts off his tail, the distraction saved Gohan from death at the hands of Frieza. Apparently enraged at the loss of his tail, Frieza rushes after Krillin who once again uses his wit as he knows he has to keep Frieza distracted long enough for Dende to save Gohan, he is able to use cleverness to trick and evade Frieza for a good amount of time eventually resorting to using the Solar Flare to temporarily blind Frieza and this is another display of Krillin preferring to outsmart his opponents that he cannot defeat physically.

The hopeless fight against Frieza
The hopeless fight against Frieza

Soon enough Piccolo appears after having fused with the Namekian warrior Nail who resembles Piccolo in many ways. Piccolo joins Krillin, Vegeta and Gohan in their fight against Frieza. For a brief moment it seemed as though the Z Warriors had the upper hand but unfortunately Frieza revealed that he had yet another transformation and transforms again leaving them in the blue. While Frieza is distracted, Vegeta urges Krillin to try to kill him quickly which would grant Vegeta a zenkai (when a Saiyan recovers from a near death experience their power increases dramatically) which would raise his power exponentially. Though Krillin is reluctant to attack Vegeta he sees that there is absolutely no other way and so begins to beat Vegeta have to death and then asks Dende to heal Vegeta however Dende refuses which leaves Krillin worrying that Vegeta will actually die. Eventually Dende is convinced and Vegeta is healed and becomes much more powerful than he ever was.

Frieza then finally learns of Dende's healing and so Frieza simply kills him. Goku finally arrives back on the scene and after Frieza transforms to his final form, Goku witnesses Frieza horribly murder Vegeta. Goku is then enraged at the sight and engages Frieza in battle and although Goku puts all of his effort and the gives Frieza the best fight he has ever seen he is still not able to defeat him. Amazed and greatly angered or simply enraged at how much of a challenge and problem Goku is turning out to be after Goku had used the Spirit Bomb on him, Frieza quickly lashes out at Goku's friends and severely injures Piccolo and proceeds to do the unthinkable and kills Krillin by blowing him to pieces via telekinesis.

Back to life
Back to life

After witnessing the death of his best friend, Goku becomes extremely enraged, a rage he has never shown before as he believes Krillin can never return to life as the Dragon is unable to grant the same wish more than once. Goku's anger surfaces as he transforms into a Super Saiyan for the first time which grants him the power to defeat Frieza. After witnessing his greatest fear become a reality Frieza as a last resort attempts to destroy the planet knowing that while he can survive in the vacuum of space, Goku a Saiyan can't. Goku manages to defeat Frieza and the rest of the people make it off the planet, the legendary Super Saiyan (not to be confused with Broly) Goku was seemingly killed in the destruction of Planet Namek.

However using the Namekian Dragon Balls that can grant the same wish more than twice Krillin is returned to life along with Yamcha, Tien and Chiaotzu as well as anyone killed by Frieza that included Dende and even Vegeta. Everybody appears to be delited at the fact that Goku is still live but are shocked when Goku refuses to return home yet saying his reason is that he needs more training in space even though he misses his best friend. Krillin settles back into life on Earth with his friends thankful that he was given another chance for life.

The Return Of Garlic Jr.

During the year long period before Goku's return to Earth a villain named Garlic Jr. returns to Earth seeking revenge. Krillin joins Piccolo and Gohan in

Krillin saves his girlfriend
Krillin saves his girlfriend

battle against the immortal villain as they are the only three defenders or better yet Z Fighters who avoided the Black Water Mist. As the battle ensues Krillin fights the Spice Boys and is severely wounded at least twice in battlee when he is shot by a blast from Salt and later Vinegar brutally beats him up.

In this event Krillin finally gets what he wanted to gain when he started martial arts in the first place: a girlfriend however his girlfriend was a stereotypical dumb blonde named Maron. Because of Krillin's insecurity he breaks up with Maron instead of proposing to her believing that she deserves much better than him. He is simply devastated when he discovers that she would have married him however by that point it was too late to change anything.

The Android and The Cell Saga

Falling in love with the enemy
Falling in love with the enemy

After the defeat of Garlic Jr., Frieza and his father King Cold arrive on Earth seeking revenge on the Saiyan that killed him however they are easily killed by a mysterious boy who has arrived from the future later revealing himself to be Trunks the son of Vegeta. Trunks arrived to warn the Z Fighters of the coming threat that will be posed by the Androids. The Z Fighters began training intensely and when the day of the threat finally arrived Krillin was right on the scene

with his comrades ready to risk it all for the Earth. Goku had returned long ago and battled Android 19 in the current threat. Krillin watched in amazement with the rest of the Z Fighters as Super Saiyan Goku handled the Android however soon enough Goku's heart virus began to take its effects on him and he was unable to continue the fight as Krillin watched in horror as his friend could not handle fighting with the heart disease. Luckily Vegeta arrives and reveals that he achieved the Super Saiyan form and proceeds to easily destroy Android 19 and Dr. Gero then attempts to escape knowing that both Vegeta and Piccolo could easily kill him, the Z Fighters chase after him and Krillin is the first to find him. Krillin realizes that he is no match and Dr. Gero attacks however the Z Fighters arrive and scare of Dr. Gero. Shortly after those events, Dr. Gero releases Android 17 and Android 18 however the two androids kill their creator and release another one of his androids known as Android 16. While the Z Fighters battle the mechanical menaces Krillin stands back knowing that he would be no match for them and decides not to fight. The Androids defeat the Z Fighters quite easily and fly off to kill Goku their intended target, Krillin attempts to talk to them pleading them not to kill his best friend however Android 18 simply walks up to him wishes him good luck and strangely kisses him on the cheek .

Krillin is no match for Cell
Krillin is no match for Cell

Shortly afterwards Trunks and Krillin head off to Dr. Gero's laboratory and completely destroy it along with an early larval stage of the android Cell. Piccolo after merging with Kami gave chase to Cell (another Cell who came from the future) knowing that he has to destroy Cell before he absorbs Android 18 and Android 17 in order to achieve his Perfect form. Krillin along with Tien joins the hunt and typically Krillin is the first one to encounter their enemy and fight him only to be easily brushed aside however before anything worse happens, Tien and Piccolo arrive and Cell flees again.

After Cell successfully absorbs Android 17 and reaches his second state, Bulma creates a device that can shut down Android 18 permanently so that Cell could not succeed in absorbing her. Bulma gives the device to Krillin and instructs him to be the one to shut down Android 18 however upon arriving in the battle scene he notices how frightened and she is and remembers the kiss she gave him in the past, he then throws the controller to the ground and smashes it revealing that he is in love with the beautiful android. Cell then uses the Solar Flare technique to blind everyone and begins absorbing Anrdoid 18, Krillin begins attacking Cell attempting to save 18 however it was too late and Cell achieved his Perfect Form and out of anger, a foolish Krillin attacks Cell only to be flicked away.

Cell proceeds to defeat both Vegeta and Trunks in their most powerful forms and announces that a tournament will be held in order for him to test his powers, the tournament is called The Cell Games and the Z Fighters are forced to join because Cell threatened to destroy the Earth if they do not comply. 10 days of preparation was given to the Z Warriors, Krillin also trains to enter the tournament in order to save the Earth and more importantly avenge Android 18.

Peaceful days before the Cell Games
Peaceful days before the Cell Games

When the tournament takes place, Goku is the first to battle Cell and after an intense battle Goku forfeits the battle surprising everyone especially Cell and Krillin. Goku then tells Gohan that he must fight and bring peace to the Earth. In order to unleash Gohan's anger and hidden power, Cell spawns seven miniature versions of himself christened the Cell Jr.s. They viciously attack the Z Fighters including Krillin. With all of this and the murder of the peaceful Android 16, Gohan's anger explodes much like Goku's in Namek and Gohan transforms into a Super Saiyan 2 and causes Cell to regurgitate Android 18 after delivering a heavy kick. Krillin immediately rushes to Android 18's side much to Vegeta's objections and surprise and even calling Krillin a fool. Later on Cell begins a self destruct sequence in a desperate move to destroy the Earth and Gohan only for Goku to teleport him away to King Kai's planet where Goku died along with Cell when Cell self destructed. Cell manages to survive and returns to Earth but was finally killed by Gohan in a Kamehameha energy sturggle.

Krillin then returned to the Lookout Tower where the Z Fighters summoned Shenron and asked for Goku to be revived however Goku asks not to be brought back believing that he attracts powerful enemies. With one wish left, Krllin asks Shenron if he can remove the bombs from inside the bodies of the Androids. Android 18 witnesses this whilst hiding and is shocked, surprised but most importantly charmed. She eventually reveals herself and appears to be very angry with Krillin but stated that it was very nice what he did for her and she then leaves as does the rest of the Z Fighters and Krillin and they continue with their lives and so does Krillin.

Majin Buu Saga

Seven years later Krillin has grown hair and has apparently married 18 and had a daughter named Marron. He lives with his family at Master Roshi's house.

Krillin now has a family
Krillin now has a family

When it was announced that Goku would return to Earth for the World Tournament, Krillin is eager and ecstatic to once again see his beat friend. Upon seeing Goku a tearful Krillin rejoices with the rest of the Z Fighters. Krillin enters the World Martial Arts Tournament along with Goku, Vegeta, Piccolo, 18 and Videl and wins his first match against the very boastful Pintar without using any effort. During the tournament the pure evil Majin Buu is revealed and the danger the Earth now faces became known. Krillin leaves with Goku, Vegeta, Piccolo, Gohan and the Supreme Kai to Babidi's spaceship.

Goku, Gohan, Vegeta, Piccolo and Krillin are lead by Supreme Kai and Kibito to the evil wizard Babidi's spaceship in hopes of stopping Majin Buu and upon arrival Dabura, an evil demon, kills Kibito and uses his magical spit to turn Piccolo and Krillin into stone.

Shortly afterwards Dabura is killed by the newly awakened Majin Buu and as a result Piccolo and Krillin turn back to normal. Afterwards Majin Vegeta arrives and kills himself in an attempt to kill Buu however his plan fails and the monster survives. Piccolo and Krillin flee with the unconscious Goten and Trunks back to the lookout tower, Goku soon arrives later and decides that they can use the Fusion technique to defeat Majin Buu. Goku and Piccolo begin training the boys while Babidi and Majin Buu head towards West City, the location of the Dragon Radar and the Z Fighters only shot at reviving the dead. Goku intervenes and stalls Majin Buu and Babidi by transforming into a Super Saiyan 3 and heavily thrashes the evil monster and after a short fight he teleports back to the lookout to continue training with the boys.

After several days, Goten and Trunks' fusion Gotenks fails to be powerful enough to stop a newer version of Majin Buu called Super Buu inside the Hyperoblic Time Chamber, the monster escapes and even despite Piccolo blowing up the door it was useless. Super Buu then proceeds to turn everyone present on the lookout into chocolate and ate them all killing them in the process including Krillin who attempted to fight Super Buu to buy time for the others to escape but fails miserably and dies getting turned to chocolate as he died a hero's death.

After being eaten by Majin Buu he was in Otherworld training with King Kai until Kid Buu arrived using teleportation to try and locate Vegeta and Goku. Kid Buu overpowered Pikkon and Olibu quite easily and Krillin risked his very existence by attacking Kid Buu from behind with a Destructo Disk only for his attack to have been completely useless and Yamcha remarks that it would have worked on anyone else but him. Krillin was then beaten around by the evil monster and was almost destroyed before Kid Buu was drawn away by Goku and Vegeta to the Kai Planet.

During the battle against Kid Buu, Dende used the Dragon Balls to wish all of those who were killed by Buu except Babidi back to Earth which was brought back shortly after Kid Buu blew it up. Krillin as well as all of the people of Earth give Goku their energy so that he may use the largest Spirit Bomb yet and Goku after launching the bomb finally kills Majin Buu once and for all. The Z Fighters and the people of Earth continue living thier lives in peace at last.

At east 10 years later some of the Z Fighters attend another World Martial Arts Tournament however Krillin doesn't participate but attends the tournament. After Goku leaves with Uub for further training, Krillin isn't seen again until Dragon Ball GT begins.

Dragon Ball GT

Baby Saga

Krillin made brief appearances in Dragon Ball GT. He is constantly seen with his wife Android 18 and his daughter Marron however he has engaged in battle. Krillin still a character of comic relief is seen in brief intermissions often seen being ordered around by his daughter Marron and his wife Android 18. He is one of the few people to be under Baby's control for a brief period.

Super 17

#18 holding her dead husband
#18 holding her dead husband

In the 28th World Martial Arts Tournament, Krillin simply watches. He is later killed by Android 17 who at the time was brainwashed by Dr. Myu's Hell Fighter clone of him. Krillin is killed after trying to help him remember how much he hated Dr. Gero. Witnessing the death of her husband Krillin right before her very

eyes at the hands of her brother Android 17, Android 18 lashes out and in rage attacks Android 17 with all of her power and effort in an attempt to avenge her husband Krillin's death. After being defeated by her brother Android 17 she cradles the body of her dead husband and tells him that she loves him. After Android 18 and Goku defeated Super Android 17, the Dragon Balls are gathered to revive Krillin and everyone who was killed by the villains from hell however the Shadow Dragons appear after attempting to make the wish.

The Shadow Dragons

After Omega Shenron was defeated, Goku wishes that everyone who was killed during the Super Android 17 and Shadow Dragon Sagas were brought back to life which brings Krillin back to life. Before Goku departed with Shenron he asks Shenron to stop at Kame House to say goodbye to Krillin and Master Roshi. In Krillin's final appearance, Krillin has an emotional meeting with Goku on Master Roshi's island home along with Master Roshi himself. They reminisce over old times and Krillin and Goku have a friendly sparring match, surprisingly Krillin wins to both his and Goku's joy. After this Goku suddenly disappeared leaving Krillin very confused and baffled as to what just happened.

Power and Abilities:

Krillin was taught by Master Roshi how to manipulate and control ki, and this is the source of most of his power.

  • Krillin can use his energy to levitate and fly at very fast speeds.
  • In Dragon Ball he was many times faster than the speed of sound.
  • Krillin can concentrate his ki into areas of attack e.g. his fist.
  • Krillin can multiply himself using the technique called tri-form, which he used against Nappa.
  • Krillin can create powerful energy blasts, it is estimated that he can destroy multiple planets, because in Dragon Ball Master Roshi could destroy the moon, and King Vegeta destroyed 3 planets with one blast, whilst only having a power level of 10,000.
  • Krillin can use his ki to create extremely bright light, that even Cell, who could look directly at the sun in space, was blinded temporarily.

List of power attacks:

Love interests



Maron was Krillin's girlfriend, and Krillin loved her dearly, however, she flirted with the boys alot and so the relationship did not endure for very long. Krillin would often protect her demonstrating his love to her. Maron was very attractive and physically fit, but was also an air-head.

Maron only appears in anime filler.


#18, Krillin and their daughter Marron
#18, Krillin and their daughter Marron

Android 18 is Krillin's wife. They fell in love after the Cell Saga. They have a daughter named Marron. Krillin developed a crush on Android 18, especially when she kissed him on the cheek, and so he could not destroy her. He also wishes that the bomb would be taken out of Android 18 which shocks Android 18, they fall in love, and form one of the fans most loved relationships. Unlike Krillin's relationship with Maron, this actually lasts.

In the manga, #18 is Krillin's first and only girlfriend because Maron isn't in the manga.




Goku is Krillin's best friend. They trained and grew up together. In fact, when Krillin was killed by Frieza, Goku was absolutely furious, and transformed into a Super Saiyan for the first time.

Tournament Announcer

The tournament announcer likes both Krillin and Goku, as they displayed unparalleled skill in the world tournaments, he admires them as great fighters.

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Name: Krillin
Name: クリリン
Romanji: Kuririn
Gender: Male
1st manga book: Dragon Ball #3
1st anime episode: Dragon Ball #14
1st anime movie: Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies
Aliases Krillen
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