|Alternate names||Super Namek|
|Date of birth||Age 762|
"Thank you. But I'm not really Nail anymore. I've decided to call myself Gast Carcolh."
Gast Carcolh (ガストカウコル, Gasuto Kaukoru) is a warrior-type Namekian and a fusion of several Nameks from Universe 7, as well as an original character creation from Dragon Ball Multiverse. Gast the sole survivor of Freeza's massacre. Gast is a Super Namekian "born" from Nail fusing with all of the remaining Namekians shortly after Freeza first began his search for the Dragon Balls on Namek by slaughtering entire villages of people.
Gast is an incredibly tall humanoid, making beings such as Son Gokū pale in comparison in terms of size. Gast has Namekian characteristics that initially bore a resemblance to Lord Slug (possibly due to Gast's nature as a Super Namek, and creator disapproval of the Lord Slug film), and he wears a cut-down brown vest, cerulean belt, white pants, yellow shoes, and a flowing mauve cape that doubles as a scarf.
Gast is rarely seen speaking and actually rests through most of the battles in the tournament. In the past, Gast struck down many enemy soldiers in vengeance for his own people being killed mercilessly. His mind originally contained the personalities of Guru and Nail, where he regarded other Nameks at that time as "his children", a stark contrast from Nail, being a warrior, both incapable of reproducing and lacking that same bond Guru shares with them. As his personality grew to include more people, he is eventually seen, years later, to be a much calmer being with a very detached, merciless facet to his character. However, he managed to befriend Gohan from his universe, much like Piccolo did, showing a kinder side to his stoic facade. It is likely he is experiencing remorse over being the last of his kind, making him driven towards getting his wish at the end of the Vargas's tournament.
Birth (The Last Namek)
In his universe, Gast sensed and immediately located Gohan, Bulma, and Krillin when they arrived on Namek to search for the Dragon Balls and perceived them to be a threat. When he learned their intentions, he sadly told them that the Dragon Balls were no more following events that had taken place only days earlier:
Gast was originally the guardian of Guru, Nail, and his life went on the same as his U18 counterpart. However, his existence was altered the moment that Freeza invaded Namek. Days before the Z-Warriors or Vegeta would land on Namek (or perhaps in this universe, Bulma and the others would arrive later than they did in Universe 18), Guru consulted with Nail over the impending doom of the Namekian race, and Guru came to the decision that he would bond his lifeforce with Nail to increase their strength and stave off Namek's destruction.
Nail was opposed to the idea of losing the Grand Elder, however, Guru assessed that he would not have long to live at his old age, and that by joining with Nail, he would both live longer and be able to help save their people.
The fused Nail and Guru flew away and witnessed the devastation caused by Freeza's men. He arrived just in time to interfere as Freeza threatened a surviving Namekian. "Gast" attacked and killed Dodoria and several soldiers, and after landing an interrupting blow on Freeza, he was knocked away when Freeza transformed and retaliated, but as Freeza and his company departed in search of the other Dragon Balls, Nail had already recovered thanks to the heightened regeneration powers gained from merging with Guru. Speaking with another Namekian elder, Nail spoke with the dialect of Guru and estimated that his strength alone would not fend off the invaders. The elder agreed, claiming that the Namekians would rather live on as one than be annihilated.
A small time period passed and Nail would locate Freeza and his men searching around a lake by an abandoned Namekian village (it is highly possible that the Nameks here had already left and volunteered to fuse with Nail), and after informing them that Dragon Balls are now depowered, he attacked and killed Zarbon and the rest of Freeza's company, then reduced Freeza to his knees, a large difference from their previous battle. Threatened, Freeza jumped to his next form, but this hardly changed their battle, and Nail shoved him into a nearby mountain.
Freeza released his final form and finally landed a hit on Nail, who stopped and hovered just above the lake as Freeza prepared to destroy him along with the planet. Nail paralyzed Freeza with a meditative technique, and mocked him one final time before finishing him with a decisive energy attack.
As Gast finishes retelling the story of his birth when elaborating on why the Dragon Balls became defunct to an eagerly-listening audience of Gohan, Bulma, and Krillin; he sadly informs them that his biology is that of the warrior Namekians and that he is unable to create new Dragon Balls, and lost some Namekian abilities such as the ability to self-reproduce. Gohan admires "Nail" due to his similarity to Piccolo and offers to assist him if possible, but Gast kindly refuses stating that he has adopted the name of "Gast Carcolh" and that he plans to venture off into space to find a way to revive his lost race. To do so, he captures and orders the recently arrived Vegeta and Cui, who had been watching the group, to pilot Freeza's abandoned spaceship for him.
Finishing the Frost Demon's Empire
Travelling around the universe in search of way to separate again, or make dragon balls or revive his people. Gast went to Icaron, a planet famous for its knowledge, Icaron, had been attacked by Prince Coola, who decided to not destroy and sell it because of the value of the knowledge on the planet. As Coola finished threatening the wise elder, Salza informed him of Freeza's spaceship arriving. Coola, realizing that the pilot likely killed Freeza, waited for him. As Gast got out of the ship, he immediately warns Salza to not attack him, something which Salza ignores, Gast ignores Salza and attacks a surprised Coola off guard. Greatly injuring him. He then blasts his entire squadron to ashes and finishes off a badly injured Coola.
After talking with the elders, the elders tell him they will soon be attacked again because Coola died on their planet, talking Gast into killing King Cold for them, Gast leaves the planet with a companion, revealing he has spared Vegeta and Cui. As they arrive at Cold's capital. Vegeta warns Gast that the king is aware of his arrival. Dismissing Vegeta and Cui, Gast wonders if his opponent looks like the statues in the capital, King Cold appears before Gast, in his final form, greatly strained and struggling to control his power.Noting that he's wrong, as Cold asks him laughingly what Gast thinks of his capital, Gast responds that it matches his family's melchanoy well, Cold attacks Gast, Gast blocks the attack and remarks that cold could have destroyed the whole planet. Gast kicks Cold repeatedly, mocking him, Cold in rage, tires to blow up the planet, but Gast catches the attack and crushes it in his hand. He then uses a mental attack that kills Cold. Remarking that it would not have worked had Cold been at full strength, falling to the ground exhausted, he tells his mate to shut up, revealing that the fight had been closer than Gast had shown Cold. Deciding to let Vegeta escape and noting that Cui is dead, Gast returns to the planet, training his friend and living for a while on the planet while they promise him to search for a way to revive his people.
At some distant point in the future, Gast Carcolh will kill a "lizard-monster" (who is highly believed to be Cell) that was threatening the entire universe. Later on, Gast shall kill a "pink demon" (who is also highly believed to be Majin Buu) as well. Also, is insinuated that he could encountered Broly in some point.
The Multiverse Tournament
Gast's first appearance is when Piccolo and Nail are discussing the surprising lack of Namekians in other universes, with Gast standing solemnly in his own balcony.
Gast is next seen when the arena was being repaired from Coola and Trunks fight, with Gast still not speaking or opening his eyes.
When U16 Gohan powers up to his max over his barely-contained rage at Pan's death, Gast opens his eyes to gaze at the saiyan's incredible power.
During the lunch break, Gast finishes a bunch of glasses of water while sitting down.
When Broly goes on a rampage, Gast nonchalantly dissolves one of his energy missiles with one hand. He does become alert when the battle escalates, and when Vegetto and Broly's energy struggle reaches a wide entropy, he shields his eyes from the explosion like countless others.
Once Broly is launched away from the tournament by Vegetto, Gast reflects on the strength of these opponents.
Gast has his first round battle against a Cell Junior and almost wins via disqualification because he was attacked before his opponent touched the ring, but Gast volunteers to let the match proceed, and he kills the Cell Junior by striking it through the brain and targeting its regenerative core, winning the match.
During the second lunch break, Gast resumes drinking plenty of water while two Piccolo's from alternate universes appear to be studying him. It is unknown if he has spoken to either of them, or for that matter, how Nail divulged the history of Gast Carcolh.
"Couldn't you find a more pretentious name?"
After Prince Vegeta's defeat at the hand of Dr. Raichi, Gast and Piccolo Daimao enter the ring where their first exchange is Gast asking in exasperation if Piccolo could not have chosen a more pretentious name ("Daimao" is Japanese for "Great king") Piccolo recounts by saying that Gast has no right to talk since he named himself after a Namekian Deity.
Gast then states that Piccolo should not give him lip, seeing as he knows nothing about Namekians. A fact that Piccolo is all too happy to acknowledge claiming proudly that he is "The ultimate evil, his total opposite." Gast is not impressed with that statement adding that Piccolo is an amnesiac, corrupted Namek and too weak for him.
At which Piccolo unleashes his full powerlevel, making the Piccolo from Universe 18 realize that it's not just Piccolo Daimao there: it's the union of Piccolo and Kami-sama. Piccolo Daimao then unleashes his full might on Gast who effortlessly blocks all his attacks and whaps him away with a single blow to the face.
With Piccolo on the floor Gast then acknowledges that Piccolo is indeed strong for a Namek and applauds him on that but he is giving himself too much credit for calling himself to be "The ultimate evil." pointing out that there are beings in the arena who are way worse than he is. Adding that he can still feel that Piccolo has good inside him.
Piccolo then blubbers that that is not true, he kills people for fun but Gast then points out the Androids who murder without any emotion, not even fun. He then starts to urge Piccolo to no longer suppress his righteous side, telling him that he knows that there's good inside him.
But Piccolo has had enough and decides that he'd rather go deaf than to listen to Gast' lectures much longer and rips his own ears off. Piccolo then begins to whistle which causes great distress to Gast, who's super sensitive ears cannot handle the sound. And with Gast plugging his ears, Piccolo begins a barrage of kicks and punches all the while continuing to whistle.
Seeing the battle grow one sided Goten remarks that Gast should rip his ears off too. At which Gast grabs Piccolo's face, smothering him and telling Goten that he's searching for a challenge where he can. Making Goten remark in surprise that Gast could actually hear him.
Piccolo then breaks free from Gast's grab and resumes his musical assault but Gast flicks him away like an ant, knocking him out and thus winning the fight. Gast then heals Piccolo Daimao before telling him that he has so much promise and that he should think on what really makes him happy: torturing people of having them live happily under his protection. Making Yamcha from universe 9 get out a note book and jotting it all down.
Gast Carcolh's third round is against Dr. Raichi of Universe 3. Gast is shocked when Raichi summons the souls of fallen Namekians. When Gast asked how they were killed, Raichi replies that they were killed by the Saiyans of his universe. As the ghost namekians started charging straght after the super namek, Gast simply blitzes right past them and touches the energy barrier Raichi conjured up at the last moment. After telling Raichi he is living in the past who is trapped in his own shell of denial, effortlessly shatters his barrier while telling him it is time to move on for his own good. Gast is suddenly punched by Prince Vegeta of Universe 13, who is transformed into a Super Saiyan 3, summoned as a Ghost Warrior by Raichi, which makes the actual Prince Vegeta furious as he spectates in the Universe 13 wing. As Ghost Warrior Vegeta attempts to attack Gast at a constant pace, Gast bumps into Ghost Warrior Broly, who is transformed into the Legendary Super Saiyan, which shocks the people of Universe 18. After Broly roughly attempts to hit Gast, which failed since Gast dodged his attacks, Gast attempts to inflict damage on Broly with a hard punch, but had no effect. As Vegetto watches the fight, he's not surprised that Broly is completely unharmed. Broly grabs Gast and Vegeta sends ki discs at Gast, cutting him into several pieces. Vegeta instructs Broly to destroy the pieces of Gast because of his ability to regenerate. As Broly began attempting to break the barrier protecting the audience and the other competitors, Vegeta asks Dr. Raichi to call back Broly, as it's too risky. Dr. Raichi says to wait until the Vargas are done counting down. Broly then breaks the barrier which terrifies the Vargas. Just before the Vargas count to 30, Gast reappears completely regenerated, but without clothing, behind Dr. Raichi. He then broke the shield protecting the Tuffle. Gast kneels down, and begins to destroy Raichi's globe, as Raichi and Ghost Warrior Vegeta disappear. The broken crystal ball sends out smoke, which manifests into Hatchiyack. Hatchiyack begins to make an ear piercing scream which causes the audience and the competitors to cringe while holding their ears shut. After the scream, Hatchiyack fires a huge blast at Gast which damages he, and his clothes greatly. A few seconds later, Hatchiyack begins to scream again, to which Babidi says is a nice ring to his ear. Gast realizes that it takes fifteen seconds for Hatchiyack to start attacking. After counting down to fifteen seconds, Gast attacks Hatchiyack just before Hatchiyack could attack, destroying his entire torso, leaving nothing but his legs and waist behind. The Vargas then declare Gast Carcolh the winner of the fight.
For those so inclined, the original version of Gast Carcolh was 42,000. Interestingly, when he fused with Guru, his power grew to challenge the second form of Freeza, after effortlessly damaging Freeza in his first form. An unknown number of fusions later resulted in Gast becoming powerful enough to destroy Freeza's True Form with trivial effort, and compared to their previous battle, without Freeza landing a scratch on him. Gast also belittled Freeza's henchmen Zarbon and Dodoria by killing them with individual attacks, and went on to battle creatures described as a "lizard monster" and a "pink demon" (almost certainly Cell and Buu).
Initially, upon his creation, Gast was more than powerful enough to swiftly dispatch both Freeza and Coola in their unrestricted forms. He was also able to fight toe-to-toe with King Cold in his unrestricted form, withstanding the latter's full-powered energy wave with only minor injuries. Gast was even able to grab and defuse King Cold's most powerful death ball with only one arm, though he was left severely exhausted from the effort. In fact, had Cold not used up most of his energy in that attack, Gast might not have been guaranteed to win.
Decades later, Gast's powers have tremendously improved, whereby he was easily dispatch a Cell Jr. from Universe 17's Cell with minimal effort. He was also able to defeat King Piccolo who had fused with Kami with only a single flick.
He is shown to have analytical ability, knowing where to strike the regenerative core of the Cell Jr. just from witnessing the original Cell battling. He could also counter Zen Buu with ease when he tried to take over the tournament, compressing his liquid form into a ball and leaving him completely helpless (though it's later revealed that Buu was not fully imprisoned, as a piece of him was still free). Gast also has healing abilities, healing King Piccolo after their fight.
Eye Lasers: Gast used this technique to pierce through the Cell Jr.'s regenerative core, killing it instantly.
Paralyze Beam (Unnamed): After taking a meditative stance, Gast can nonchalantly paralyze his opponents with ease. Used to halt Freeza's movements before he could destroy Namek with his Death Ball.
Nova Flash (Unnamed): After releasing a ki ball, it immediately illuminates a bright light reminiscent to the sun, thus blinding the opponents before being utterly vaporized. Used to blind Freeza and to kill Zarbon and some of Freeza's men.
Energy Shield: A powerful shield of energy that can protect the user from harm. Used to protect Thorn from King Cold's energy wave.
Imprisonment Sphere (Unnamed): Upon trapping a opponent in a sphere of energy, the user can disintegrate his foe from within, killing him outright. Used to kill King Cold from his own universe.
Telekinesis (Unnamed): A unique sealing spell that is strong enough to imprison the likes of Zen Buu. It is speculated by Goku to be based off of some form of namekian magic. Used in the second round during Zen Buu's rampage.
Flight: The ability to levitate by manipulating one's ki. [Attained from many Namekians].
Ki Blast: A concentrated energy sphere that can be charged at various intervals. Used to kill Dodoria and several of Freeza's men. [Attained from many Namekians].
Regeneration: The ability to heal almost any sort of wound inflicted on the body. Used to recover from his initial fight with second form Freeza. [Attained from many Namekians].
Mystic Attack: The ability to stretch out your limbs pretty far. Gast used it against Freeza in his third form and against a Cell Jr in the novel. [Attained from many Namekians].
Mystic Flasher: A strong golden sphere of energy that packs lots of power. He used this attack against Freeza in his second form, who was able to withstand the attack and defeat Gast. Later, Gast used it to kill Freeza himself. [Attained from Nail].
Super Explosive Wave: A powerful omni-directional blast of energy from the entire body. Used to kill Coola's entire Armored Squadron. [Attained from Nail].
Fusion: The unique namekain technique to permanently join bodies with the receiver being the dominate persona. Used to achieve his current form when Nail absorbed Grand Elder Guru and several dozen other namekians. [Attained from many Namekians].
Telepathy: Allows the user to speak with somebody through the mind alone. Used to read the minds of Gohan and Krillin from his universe. [Attained from Grand Elder Guru].
Healing Magic: A generic namekian ability that allows the user to heal the injuries of a being of their choosing. Was used to heal King Piccolo during the second round, and Thorn after fighting King Cold. [Attained from many Namekians].
Grand Elder Guru / Nail Fused
This was the very first version of Gast to appear in DBM. With Nail being used for the main body, Gast heavily resembles him, though he is much taller, stronger, and far more ruthless thanks to Guru's added powers. Nonetheless, he still retains his deep love for his people, referring to them as his "children" like Guru does.
While stronger than Freeza in his first form, he was no match for the Frost Demon when he ascended to his Second Restriction Form, thus he needed to fuse with more namekian individuals.
This form was achieved when the previous version of Gast fused with a unknown amount of namekians to finally overpower Freeza and his minions. Gast will then proceed to get stronger over time while dealing with other threats (Coola, King Cold, Cell, Buu ,etc) until he was invited to the Multiverse Tournament.
- First Round: Gast Carcolh vs. Cell Jr. (victory) from Page 481 to Page 490
- Second Round: Gast Carcolh vs. Demon King Piccolo (victory) from Page 946 to Page 954
- Gast's name was revealed on Page 481.
- Gast's name is apparently a French pun on the mythical beast from the French Folklore named "Lou Carcolh", a giant half slug half serpent monster.
- Gast is one of the tallest competitors of the Multiverse Tournament, along with "King Cold", Burter, and Broly.
- Upon being born, Gast lost certain namekian abilities due to being a warrior (cannot reproduce, can't make dragon balls, can no longer separate into his individuals, etc).
- It is unknown if Gast Carcolh inherited Grand Elder Guru's famous "Unlocked Potential" ability.
- It's unknown how many Nameks Gast actually fused with, as Freeza had already begun killing Nameks prior to his fight with Gast. Despite this, he fused with enough of them to become powerful enough to defeat Freeza on his own, and there were ultimately no other Nameks left according to Gast. However it is possible that he is the strongest character in the tournament as Nail believed that he would win it.
- The origin behind Gast's choice of name is still unknown. It may have been a creative choice from the author, but why Gast would immediately choose this name is somewhat abrupt and undisclosed.
- Demon King Piccolo of Universe 3 stated that "Gast Carcolh" is the name of a Namekian Deity.
- There is now an unofficial continuation of Universe 7 titled "Gast & Palz".
- Gast and Uub appear to be the only two characters in DBM that have no counterparts in any other Universe.
- However, an argument can be made that they both do, since Uub is the reincarnate of Buu, and Gast is made up of all Namekians alive during the Freeza Saga.