A Saiyan warrior who came to Earth with Vegeta. Tempted by the power of the Dragon Balls to grant wishes.
Nappa is one of the few survivors of the mighty Saiyan race. He comes to Earth with Vegeta in search of the Dragon Balls to gain immortality. Before the Saiyan home planet was destroyed, he was the general of the Saiyan army.
Nappa is a very tall person. He is bald, and has a unique looking moustache. Nappa just like all pure Saiyans has a tail which allows him to transform into a giant ape. Nappa wears Saiyan armour, and has a scouter on.
Nappa is a very destructive person. When first arriving on earth, the first thing he does is raise two fingers and destroys a city. Nappa also loves inflicting pain, such as punching off Tien's arm. He takes delight in the suffering of others. When things aren't going Nappa's ways, he gets incredibly furious and cannot see straight. Nappa often does many stupid things when he gets short tempered. Even when Nappa was unable to beat Goku, he still attempted to kill Gohan, and Krillin.
Nappa is also quite cocky. He tried to take Krillin's Destructo Disk head on, even though that move almost killed him. He did not show any worry when taking on all of the Z fighters at once.
Nappa is first seen on a planet with Vegeta. They had just finished killing every alien on that planet and were resting. They had just gotten information about the dragon balls from Raditz, and decided to go in search of them to wish for immortality. When Nappa, and Vegeta arrive on earth, Nappa decides to blow up a city to greet the earthlings. The two then decide to go search for the ones who killed Raditz. When Nappa, and Vegeta arrive they realize that the Z fighters will not tell them about the dragon balls and decide to fight them. Vegeta allows Nappa to fight them. Nappa is able to easily handle all the characters. Chatzou self destructs in order to kill Nappa, but only ends up scratching Nappa. Tien out of anger unleashes his final attack on Nappa, but cannot do much damage, he then dies. Nappa then attempts to kill Gohan, but piccolo is able to block the attack with his body, but dies. Nappa who seems to have won, walks up to gohan and is about to step on him. As he finishes his stomp, the kinto'un comes and saves Gohan. Goku has arrived. Goku proves to be too much for Nappa, who is getting infuriated. Vegeta orders Nappa to stop fighting. Nappa obeys but is not satisfied, and goes to try and kill Gohan and Krillin. Goku uses his Kaioken attack and finishes off Nappa in order to save Gohan and Krillin. Goku tosses Nappa to Vegeta. Vegeta however is very disappointed with Nappa and decides to kill him.
In Dragonball GT, he has a role in one episode where he comes back to life and destroys an entire city in a few seconds, before being killed by Vegeta.
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Dragonball 2: Reborn
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