Radish (Dragon Ball character)


(a.k.a. Raditz and many other transcriptions)


ラディッツ is a Dragon Ball Z character, who first appeared in 1989. He’s the hero’s evil brother. His name has also been transcribed as Radix, Radits or Raditz.

Here I chose Radish as every member of the Vegeta family is named after a vegetal. So, Goku is Kakarot for Carrot, and Nappa I suppose is after Turnips, Rapa in italian, Nabo in Spanish and Nap in Catalan, or for Napa Grapes. Thus I took the vegetable name for this Saiyajin.

Main illustration : render by Patrikny93 .


  • Real Name: Radish.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: Kakarot (Songoku) (brother), Bardoc (father, deceased).
  • Group Affiliation: Saiyajin (Space Warriors), Freezer’s Troops.
  • Base Of Operations: Space.
  • Height: around 6’
  • Eyes: Black Hair: Black


Powers and Abilities

As a member of the lost race of the Saiyajin, Radish is a fearsome fighter in the galaxy. Fast, strong, resilient, and intelligent, a Saiyajin isn’t an enemy to underestimate.


Radish was one of the Saiyajins who survived the destruction of their home planet, Vegeta. He went to the Earth to remind his brother Goku he had to conquer the planet. When he saw his brother hadn’t and wouldn’t do so, he hijacked Songohan, Goku’s son. Radish promised to kill him if in a day Goku didn’t kill 100 persons.

By following the dragon ball Gohan had on his hat, Goku and Piccolo Jr. found Radish. They attacked, but were overwhelmed by the power of the Saiyajin. Sacrificing his life, Goku grappled his evil brother as Piccolo prepared a last ditch attack, which killed both brothers.

Before dying, Radish told them there were two more saiyajins, far more powerful than himself, who would arrive in a year. Those were Nappa and Vegeta.



Radish had a wild look. He is dressed with his Freezerian armor and with his long hair (to the end of his back) free.


Radish had a penchant for evil, heightened when he saw his brother turned into a hero for humans. He was a cruel warrior who like to inflict horrible dilemmas to his foes.

DC Universe History

The DC Universe is broad enough for someone like Freezer and their troops to exist. Perhaps they have a treaty with Darkseid as to no interfere with their mutual quests: Darkseid is for supreme power, Freezer for temporal. That may change once Freezer covets immortality.

That change and the search of the Dragon Balls (Darkseid could tell the players to get them before Freezer did) could be interesting to play. On the other hand, Freezer is a good replacement for Imperiex as a galactic tyrant who has dominated or destroyed full galaxies.

Radish can be a major soldier in Freezer’s (or Imperiex’s) troops. He could even show up as the brother of one of the PC, what could bring forth lots of subplots and roleplaying.

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Dex: 10 Str: 15 Bod: 10 Motivation: Psychopath/Mercenary
Int: 06 Wil: 05 Min: 07 Occupation: Freezer Mercenary
Inf: 07 Aur: 06 Spi: 07 Resources {or Wealth}: 006
Init: 042 HP: 060

Analytical Smell: 03, Danger Sense: 02, Disintegration: 12, Energy Blast*: 15, Extra Limb: 10, Flight: 11, Full Vision: 07, Invisibility: 06, Joined: 05, Sealed Systems: 10, Skin Armor: 04, Superspeed: 13

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Disintegration has Range.
  • Invisibility: Only when moving at +6 APs, relative to the watcher (-1).
  • Superspeed: Only 3 APs for doing things faster (-1).

Acrobatics (Dodging, Gymnastics): 09, Charisma (Intimidation): 09, Martial Artist: 12, Vehicles (Space): 04

Iron Nerves, Lightning Reflexes.

Saiyajins (Powerful, High), Freezer (Powerful, Low).

Alter Ego: Uncontrollable [Looking at the Full Moon, into Giant Gorilla], SIA (Fighting and violence), Serious Rage, Loss Vulnerability (Having tail stretched, Physical Attributes, and all Powers and Skills); Misc: can’t spend HPs on the EV of his attacks.


  • SAIYAJIN’S ARMOR [/BODY/ 12, Skin Armor: 02, Limitations : Partial Armor: can be bypassed with a successful +1cs Trick Shot, Misc: armor can stretch to accept users with up to growth: 10 and Stretching: 10 (10 pts)].
  • Detector [BODY 02, Detect (Power Level, Dragon Balls): 07, Radio Communications: 50, R#05, HP Cost: 1674, Limitation: Can be attacked by sudden energy waves (power reserve, HP expenditure and the like) (-1)].
  • SPACESHIP [/BODY/ 12, STR 02, Bomb: 17, Flight: 38, Sealed systems: 10, Suspension: 10, R#03, Limitation: Subject to its own Bomb power (-2)].

Radish’ “werewolf” form

(aka Monster Monkey, aka Gorilla)

Dex: 08 Str: 18 Bod: 14 Motivation: Nihilist
Int: 02 Wil: 07 Min: 04 Occupation: Destroyer
Inf: 08 Aur: 08 Spi: 06 Resources {or Wealth}: N/A
Init: 020 HP: 050

Energy Blast: 15, Extra-Limb: 12, Growth: 10, Jumping: 06

Bonuses and Limitations:
Growth is always on and already factored in (-1).

Iron Nerves, Lightning Reflexes.

Serious Rage, Strange Appearance, Loss Vulnerability (stretched tail, All Attributes and Powers).

Returns to its normal form if the full moon disappears or if its tail is removed. When he reverts, he has a current BODY condition of 0 APs.

By KalEl el Vigilant.

Source of Character: Dragon Ball Z.