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|Debut||Page 0 (unofficial debut) |
Page 112 (debut)
|Race||1/2 Saiyan-1/2 Human (formerly)|
|Date of birth||Year 778|
Bra (ブラ, Bura) is the daughter of Vegetto and Bulma in 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. She is currently inside Cold's body, after Ginyu tricks her and steals her body.
Bra somewhat resembles her Universe 18 counterpart. She wears a lavender sports bra and black gym shorts, revealing much of her hips, along with shoes that resemble the Saiyan armor Vegeta used to wear. She also has a ponytail, like her counterpart. Her training as a Saiyan warrior has given her a toned body (and due to Saiyan physiology, she may remain like this for the remainder of her life). She is more muscular than her Universe 18 counterpart. Salagir confirmed in the comments section of the DBM manga that Bra is 16 years old during the events of DBM.
Bra's most definitional aspect of her personality (or lack thereof) 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 create 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 egregiously, 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. While trying to act like the typical arrogant pure-blooded Saiyan, she lacks their honor code, as a typical Saiyan like Vegeta denounces the use of senzu beans in a battle.
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 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 them during a fight with Buu, implying that she fears her own strength and destructiveness. Pan and Bra have a good friendship. Bra has a strong friendship with her niece, Pan, ever 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."
Bra 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 breath, 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.
"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."
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 an ultra powerful being, Vegetto, Bra is incredibly powerful. Bra is the most powerful Saiyan/Human hybrid to exist. She surpasses Trunks, Goten, Pan, and even Gohan, who was able to easily outclass Super Buu. In her base form, she can hold her own against "King Cold", whose powerful is almost equal to Perfect Cell. She is comparable with Super Saiyan Vegetto and Super Saiyan 3 Gotenks. A lot of fans believe that Bra is a Mary Sue (a character that has no flaws), which gave Salagir the idea to create the joke character Mary Sue.
She was able to "accidentally" kill Zangya with a single strong air punch as a Super Saiyan who is about high Super Saiyan 2 tier. 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, unable to control her immensely powerful transformation, 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. In her teen years, Bra gained access to the Super Saiyan and Super Saiyan 2 forms. Like her older half-brother Gohan, she enters a berserk state of mind while in the Super Saiyan 2 state. She has enough strength to kill without touching her and forcing her into a wall, was able to severally harm a severely battle-damaged Vegetto and her half-brother Gohan, and knows the same technique that Vegetto used to eliminate . Interestingly, Vegetto taught Bra how to perform Instant Transmission, but did not bother to teach it to Gohan. Bra uses the technique to transport her brother and herself into deep space to assist their father against Buu. In her base form, she was able to keep up with Eleim during her second round (in the novel, she used Super Saiyan when the fight began). 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.
At birth, a scouter showed Bra with a power level higher than Brolys, whose power level was 10,000 with her own being 13,568. In her teen years, Bra gained access to the Super Saiyan and Super Saiyan 2 forms. Like her older half-brother Gohan, she enters a berserk state of mind while in the Super Saiyan 2 state. She has enough strength to kill Zangya without touching her and forcing her into a wall, was able to severally harm a severely battle-damaged Vegetto and her half-brother Gohan, and knows the same technique that Vegetto used to eliminate Majin Buu. Interestingly, Vegetto taught Bra how to perform Instant Transmission, but did not bother to teach it to Gohan. Bra uses the technique to transport her brother and herself into deep space to assist their father against Buu.
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.
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. Even breaking her brother Goten's record. In this form, while in a ponytail, her hair becomes spikier, while having a yellow aura around her. 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; Vegetto 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 transformed into a Great Ape once when she was one month old, but quickly lost the transformation when her father subsequently removed her tail, later permanently removing it by Dende.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Interestingly, Bra did not become a Super Saiyan during her match against Eleim in the actual comic. However in chapter 105 in the novel, she utilizes the transformation right from the beginning.
- 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's likely that Bulma told Bra that she once had a tail, but did not go into details about it.
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