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The furious girl of the 16th (by Majin Buu)
|Debut||Page 0 (unofficial debut) |
Page 112 (debut)
|Race||1/2 Saiyan-1/2 Human|
Frost Demon (temporarily)
|Date of birth||June 20, Age 778 (16 years old)|
Bra (ブラ, Bura) also known as Son Bra (孫ブラ, Son Bura), is the daughter of Vegetto and Bulma of Universe 16, a universe where Vegetto never separated. She is one of the guardians of Universe 16. She was trained under her father, far more than her Universe 18 counterpart, thus achieving the greater transformations of the Saiyan race. She trains hard and wants to become the strongest warrior in the entire universe.
Bra is a sixteen year old, who is half-Saiyan and half-Human by blood, as a result of her parentage. Bra, who resembles her mother, has purple hair which she usually keeps in a ponytail. Despite Vegetto being her father, she bears little-to-no physical resemblance to him and looks completely like Bulma. In a special chapter "Universe 16: Vegetto's heiresses", Bra wears a tank top revealing her midriff, with long pants and a heart belt buckle. In the special "Universe 16: Son Bra's little problem", Bra wears a purple shirt with black pants and a black ribbon-like belt around her waist, and yellow shoes. In the events of the Dragon Ball Multiverse manga, Bra wears a purple sports bra, and black shorts that are slightly above her knees, with white training gloves and shoes. Bra also keeps the ponytail from when she was young.
Bra's most noticable aspect of her personality is her over-inflated ego, and acts rude and condescendingly looks down at her opponents. Her arrogance also extends to other contestants and even her own allies; she is incredibly disrespectful towards them and is usually shown criticizing their fighting methods, often with venomous insults thrown in. In spite of her conviction of her own power, it's shown several times that her only goal when fighting is to win and is willing to use underhanded tactics to do it. As a child, she was willing to hold the Earth hostage when she sparred against Gohan and grew upset that she was weaker than him and couldn't win on power alone. Later, when she fought Gotenks, she created a massive energy ball that would have put the Lookout at risk and when Gotenks braced himself to deflect it away to prevent anyone getting hurt, Bra took him by surprise and pulled his pants down. Most notably, during her fight with "King Cold", she hid senzu beans in her glove and ate them after being viciously beaten by him. This also makes her a hypocrite, as while she decries using magic or technology to win a fight as cheap and cowardly, she is perfectly willing to utilize a mystical item like the senzu beans to give her an edge. Although entrusted to become a guardian of the universe like her father, Bra does not take her job seriously. She is extremely amoral, if not outright ruthless. When Eleim threatened to use the Carbonite on the ring if she doesn't forfeit, which would put the entire audience and the contestants at risk, including her own family, Bra simply laughs it off and mocks Eleim for thinking that she would make the 'noble choice'. Even when she promised to win the tournament to save Universe 19 from destruction, it was evident that she simply wants to do it to satiate her inflated ego rather than out of kindness. This was evident in that she was willing to handicap herself when fighting "King Cold", despite the risk of losing to him. When Gohan reminded Bra of her promise, she simply ignores him.
She actively seeks out opportunities to train, and will often stack up challenges against herself, such as fighting in weighted clothes during the tournament or agreeing to not transform. 
Like her brother Gohan, she can lose control of her emotions and enter a berserk state. And it is shown that she cannot control her anger, demonstrated when she murdered Zangya after she had insulted Pan. She is generally loyal to her father, when he tells her to control her anger, otherwise he will unsubscribe her from the tournament, she followed his order, however, she disobeyed her father by turning into a Super Saiyan 2 against Zen Buu.
She is very caring of her family and protective of Pan, and is in great distress when she accidentally harms Gohan and Vegetto during a fight with Buu, implying that she fears her own strength and destructiveness. Bra has a strong friendship with her niece, Pan since they were children. They often played together and trained. Despite Bra's arrogant and tough nature, she treats Pan with kindness showing they have a sisterly relationship.   However she gets greatly annoyed by her brothers Goten and Trunks, and by extension Gotenks, as she views them as fools who constantly irritate her to no end.  In her childhood, she feels insecure about her power; she feels weak, therefore making her transform into a Super Saiyan for the first time. Bra also takes pride in being a member of the Son family, but her mother does not like for her to be called "Son Bra."
Two years later, when Bra was two-years-old, she and her father came to the celebration of Pan's birth.
Intense TrainingBra spent years training under her father and with her niece Pan. One of their training schedules involved the two of them going one lap around the entire Earth. Bra was brought to a planet at war with itself in order to non-lethally contain the situation, but her father's appearance thwarted the purpose of this training, causing them to surrender instantly. Later he brought her to a planet where she was greeted by a visually-unappealing diplomat who attempted to flirt with her. She rejected his advances somewhat violently. In the Year 789, she is disturbed while sleeping on the planet Xylon-38 by Little Xalitl, who calls for his father to protect him from the monster on his bed. She is already strong enough to hold the massive alien in the air.
"I won't wait. I'm too powerless. I hate it. And I found a way, a trigger."
The Multiverse Tournament
The Death of a Friend
"No Bra! Not outside of a match!"
Bra's first appearance is on page 60. She said nothing to anyone from Universe 18 and kept to herself until the death of her niece, Pan, at the hands of Bojack. She wanted to exact revenge for Pan's death, but backed off due to Gohan's request that they not risk Pan's resurrection at the end of the tournament. (On a cover page, however, Bra met her alternate Universe 18 self early on with the rest of Universe 18, and was not impressed with her alternate self and believed that her life in Universe 18 was a waste.
A Deadly Fight in Space
"Dad! He is stronger, I need to breathe, I... I can't stand it anymore! I won't die here, I'm going to the next level!!"
Even with Vegetto and Gohan, the fight proved difficult, and Bra resorted to the Super Saiyan 2, which her father had forbidden her to do, due to its extremely deadly power and she did not yet have full control over it. Using the technique Vegetto had defeated Buu with previously, she was able to hold him back. However, in her attempt to strike him, she injured her father and Gohan. Buu congratulates her on her strength, though concludes that she cannot catch him. After seeing her actions, a distraught Bra powers down to her base form and is implied that this is not the first time she's accidentally injured them. In regret and horror she freezes up and can no longer continue to fight.
She did, however, manage to give the Vargas enough time to transport Broly back to his own universe. Gohan manages to snap her back into reality before she teleports them back into the tournament grounds. After having another unnerving confrontation with Buu, Bra resumed participation in the tournament and was healed via Senzu Bean's and Piccolo's magical clothing-repair ability.
- Main article: First Round
"I did what I could..."
Eleim believes his universe is doomed, but Uub and Gokū of Universe 18 back up Bra's promise to fight for his cause. Bra asks Piccolo for another set of armor, only double the weight, as she now has to train to save a universe.
"You're really ignorant aren't you? You're outclassed a thousand times. I don't need Super Saiyan or even my hands or my feet. I could squash you with my breath. But you'll see. In a few seconds, you'll see."
The Hunt For Ginyu
"Phew... Took you long enough."
While Bra looks down at him smirking, he congratulates her, then preforms the "Body Change" technique on her, revealing himself to be Ginyu. With Bra in Cold's body, and Ginyu in Bra's body, Ginyu walks away from her smiling devillishly as Bra could only look in both shock and horror. As a Namek attempted to heal Bra, Freeza intervened, and him and his brother carried Bra to a healing tank. During her time in the tank with the Frost Demons watching her, Freeza realizes Cold has been dead for a long time, and that it was actually Ginyu deceiving Cold's sons. Vegetto Instant Transmissions to the healing tank room, and sends air pressure attacks towards them. With the Demon brothers down, Vegetto attempts for forcefully make Ginyu switch bodies with Bra once again, saying he'll destroy his soul, however Ginyu shrugs it off as a bluff. After Vegetto's brutal battle with Ginyu, Vegetto Instant Transmissions while Ginyu uses his change technique to trick him into swapping bodies with Bra. With Bra back in her original body, she asks why he beat her body up so badly. As Coola recovers from Vegetto's previous attack, Coola lashes out on Vegetto, but misses due to Vegetto Instant Transmissioning himself and Bra away before he could hit them. Coola, along with his brother, are subsequently possessed by Babidi. While Bra chews on a senzu bean, she states she's going to bed, which makes Vegetto annoyed, saying it'd be the smart thing to study her future opponent; Gast Carcolh.
A Vision of the Future
Powers & Abilities
"Don't go Super Saiyan 2, Bra. There is no point in stopping Buu if it means killing all the people around you!"
Being the daughter of the most powerful being in Universe 16, Vegetto, Bra is incredibly powerful. Bra is the most powerful Saiyan/Human hybrid to exist. She surpasses all her siblings in power, durability, and speed. Bra, in her base form, can hold her own against "King Cold", whose powerful is almost equal to Perfect Cell, while only using basic attacks.
She was able to "accidentally" kill Zangya with a single strong air punch as a Super Saiyan. She effortlessly went through an explosion that Eleim caused that would kill a Super Saiyan 2 (according to Piccolo). Vegetto asked for assistance from her and Gohan against Majin Buu, showing great trust in her abilities. While transformed as a Super Saiyan 2 her power is so tremendous that she nearly killed her father, and Gohan.
At birth, a scouter showed Bra with a power level higher than Broly's, whose power level was 10,000 with her own being 13,568. As a toddler, Bra gained access to the Super Saiyan form, and gained the Super Saiyan 2 form presumably in her teen years. Like her older Gohan, she enters a berserk state of mind while in the Super Saiyan 2 state. She was able to severally harm a severely battle-damaged Vegetto and her half-brother Gohan, and knows the same technique that Vegetto used to completely eliminate parts of Buu. In her base form, she was able to keep up with Eleim during her second round. When she was 6 years old, she was already extremely powerful, powerful enough to battle Super Saiyan Gotenks as a Super Saiyan and Gohan in her base form.
Flight: The ability to levitate by manipulating one's ki.
Ki Blast: Concentrated energy blasts that can be fired at various intervals.
Kiai: A invisible push of potent ki. Used to kill Zangya during the first round.
Instant Transmission: The ability to teleport anywhere long as ki can be sensed.
Instantaneous Movement: The unique teleportation ability to go anywhere, even if ki cannot be sensed. Used to escape Buu and during her fight against Eleim.
Majin Punisher: A specialized ki that can destroy the likes of Majin Buu. Used against Buu during his failed attempt to absorb Broly.
Kamehameha: A powerful azure energy wave that can deal massive damage. Used in the novel during the 'Nightmare Saga" in a failed attempt to destroy Super Ozotto.
Spiral Flash (Unnamed): A seemingly powerful dual-shot energy blast that charged just like Vegeta's Final Flash. Used against King Cold during the third round, though he manages to avoid it, which explodes right behind him.
Spirit Sword: The same technique Vegetto used against Buu, this move is a powerful sword that can cut even a Death Sauzer. Uniquely, Bra's sword appears much more smaller, yet broader compared to Vegetto's version. Used against King Cold during the third round.
Neo Afterimage Technique (Unnamed): A unique afterimage technique that substitutes the user with a earth-like material upon being hit, which solidifies and immobilizes the opponents weapon of choice. Used against King Cold during the third round.
Spirit Scythe (Unnamed): Seemingly a upgraded version of her Spirit Sword technique, Bra clamps both of her hands together above her before generating a powerful scythe reminiscent to a crescent moon. Used to bifurcate King Cold nearly in half during the third round.
- Main article: Super Saiyan
Bra is able to transform into an incredibly powerful Super Saiyan. She uses this form often during her battles, she uses this form to kill Zangya, and fight Majin Buu. She was only six-years-old when she transformed into this transformation for the first time, therefore becoming the youngest Super Saiyan in existence. In this form, while in a ponytail, her hair becomes much spikier, while having a yellow aura around her. Her irises also turn teal. This form greatly increases her power by several times.
Super Saiyan 2
Bra is able to further transform into a Super Saiyan 2. She uses this form to fight Zen Buu. In this form, her power is far beyond that of her Super Saiyan form. Bra's hair is not in a ponytail while in this form; and is much more spikier than the basic Super Saiyan transformation, while still having the yellow aura around her. Bra cannot control herself while in this form; Gohan even warns the Supreme Kai's about her deadly transformation.
The unique Saiyan transformation that transforms the user into a giant ape with a ten-fold power increase. Bra quickly lost the transformation when Dende permanently removed her tail.
King Cold's body
After a long battle with "King Cold", Bra came out victorious in her battle with him, leaving him critically injured. But "King Cold" decided to switch bodies with her, revealing him to be Captain Ginyu. Bra stayed inside Cold's body for a long while, until obtaining her body back once again with the help of Vegetto.
Mystic Super Saiyan 5
Bra uses this form in the 30 Years After DBM minicomic, in this form she is able to defeat Majin Perfect Freeza in one hit. Bra also gains reality warping, the ability to transform people into ducks, revival of the dead, creation of clothes, and has the power to give people better mustaches. Of course this is not true, a satire to Dragon Ball GT and AF.
- First Round: Bra vs. Zangya (victory) from Page 362 to Page 369
- Second Round: Bra vs. Eleim (victory) from Page 868 to Page 882
- Third Round: Bra vs. "King Cold" (victory) from Page 1198 to Page 1223
- As a member of the Brief family, Bra's name is a pun on an undergarment. Bra's name is another name for brassiere.
- Other than Trunks, Bra has appeared in the most of the manga covers of Multiverse.
- Bra, probably due to her warrior personality and a reference to her name, wears a lavender sports bra hence her name meaning "wonderbra" or "brassiere" during most of her appearances.
- Because of many fans calling Bra a "Mary Sue" (a Mary Sue being a character who has little-to-no flaws and connections to a lot of characters), Salagir created the joke character Mary Sue.
- Bra dislikes her canon counterpart from Universe 18, seeing the girl's lack of interest in training and self-absorbed attitude as a total waste. A similar feeling is shared by the other Bra.
- Bra's name has also been translated as 'Bulla'. Interestingly, a 'bulla' is an amulet worn like a locket, was given to male children in Ancient Rome nine days after birth. Rather similar objects are rare finds from Late Bronze Age Ireland. A bulla was worn around the neck as a locket to protect against evil spirits and forces and often depicted figures from myth. While not the intent of the author, who probably meant to keep up the undergarment trend of the Brief family, it follows Pan's name in its reference to Roman mythology. Like Pan's name, it is also male in origin, the female variant being Iunula.
- In the special "Universe 16: Son Bra's little problem", Bra and Pan play a golden cart version of a Super Famicom game, Super Butoden 2 (released in France as "La légende Saiyan").
- According to Salagir, Bra's Super Saiyan form is ranked in between Super Saiyan 3 and Super Saiyan 4, while her Super Saiyan 2 form is ranked as Super Saiyan 5 in terms of power.
- It is likely that Bra is aware that she once had a tail. It is hinted that Bulma told her about having a tail from one of the pages of a Universe 16 special.
- In an official artwork, Bra is shown wearing an attire similar to that of Future Trunks.
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