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"(thinking) Okay Krillin, pull yourself together... She's right over there, standing there like a...mechanical angel. And all I have to do is push this button her explode...everywhere. Little bit of blonde hair here...her blue eyes there...and then it's done. I-I mean, she probably won't even feel it, or even know what happened, just her life...ended in an me...with no DragonBalls to wish her back when Cell dies... Oh, come on, Krillin! Be strong for one second in your worthless life, and push the stupid button! IF YOU DON'T, EVERYONE YOU KNOW AND LOVE IS GOING TO DIE! INCLUDING HER!!! (realizes what he had just thought and slowly drops the detonator) Oh..."
— A Raging Semi

Krillin Sanchez (クリリン・サンチェズ, Kuririn Sanchezu) is the most skilled martial artist on Earth. He is also the closest friend of Goku and a Dragon Team member who is short, bald (with the exception of later years) and provides comic relief during tense moments. Once the first rival of Goku, he quickly became his best friend while training under Master Roshi, and became the strongest Earthling after his potential was unlocked (i.e. his hidden/latent/sleeping power/abilities was unleashed) by Super Kami Guru. He also is close to Goku's son Gohan. Krillin is known for being very tactical and cunning during his fights often relying on tricking his opponents to defeat them.


Early Age 1[]


Krillin met with Bulma and Master Roshi at Kame House. After Goku arrived with his son Gohan, Krillin instantly assumed he was not his son by telling him that he had no right to abduct children even if they found him in the woods when he was little. Goku then revealed Gohan to be his son, leading the others to ask about his training and Goku to state that Gohan's mother Chi-Chi was not behind having him train. When he tried to think of what she wanted him to become, Krillin suggested, "A productive member of society?" Goku then sensed a strong power level heading their way and after stating that it was higher than Krillin's losing streak, the latter mentioned that the group was the reason he went to therapy. Raditz arrived and revealed he was Goku's brother, that he was a Saiyan and his original name was Kakarrot. Krillin walked over to Raditz with the assumption that he would be featured in future events since he was Goku's brother, only to be knocked into Kame House by him. Though it appeared Goku was trying to defend Krillin by telling Raditz to stop hitting him, he attributed his concern to the fact that he was damaging Kame House, prompting Krillin to agree with him as he laid in the piece of the house. Raditz then defeated Goku and took Gohan, Piccolo arriving afterward and teaming up with Goku to get him back.[1]

Saiyan threat[]

By the time Krillin arrived at the scene of the fight between Goku and Piccolo and Raditz, Goku was near death after having held Raditz down so that he could be shot with Piccolo's Special Beam Cannon and was also struck. Krillin begged for him not to die and mentioned that he had brought along a Senzu Bean, though Goku revealed he had a hole in his esophagus, leading Krillin to question how he was breathing before he passed. Krillin then realized he was not the first person to die in the series and made note of this, though was told by Master Roshi that he was too soon in his remarks. Piccolo then revealed his intent to take Gohan with him and fled, Krillin yelling for someone to stop him and blaming Master Roshi before being told to shut up by him.

Krillin was made to inform Chi-Chi of her husband's death and Gohan being taken by Piccolo. He approached her in the presence of her father Ox-King and tried to tell her about the situation in a hypothetical sense, as a means of finding out what her reaction would be. When Chi-Chi revealed her intent to castrate the messenger in their sleep with a rusty knife, Krillin jokingly remarked that it was a good thing he was not telling her that and laughed alongside her before accepting her offer to stay the night, at which point he heard her coming for him with the knife and fled before she could find him as she called out for his name. Krillin returned to Kame House and learned that Bulma called him, Goku, Yamcha, Tien and Chiaotzu "the Z-Warriors" and though he was not impressed with the name, he went off the find "the Z-Warriors" when overhearing Chi-Chi as she made her way to Kame House in search of him.


Krillin was trained by Mr. Popo for the Saiyan threat, alongside Yamcha, Tien and Chiaotzu. In addition to becoming stronger, Krillin developed a fear of Mr. Popo during the training.

Arrival of Saiyans[]

Krillin met with Gohan and Piccolo on the day the Saiyans arrived, his power being complimented by Piccolo as having increased and almost being the same as Gohan. Krillin was disappointed in hearing this, as Gohan was a child. Krillin asked Gohan about what his training with Piccolo was like and after being asked the same of his training by Gohan, he broke down in tears and was reminded of Mr. Popo stating that the first rule of his training was not to discuss it. The Saiyans arrived afterward and Nappa called Piccolo a Namekian, though Krillin mistook him for speaking to him and stated that he took offense to the term. Tien and Chiaotzu then arrived, followed by Yamcha, who Krillin was happy to see as he gave a speech about how hard the group had trained to face their new adversaries, though he was soon killed by a Saibamen that attached itself to his chest and self-destructed.

Krillin was angered by Yamcha's death, swearing that he would avenge him despite not being taken seriously by either Piccolo or Nappa, the latter even remarking that he was "like the Raditz of their group." Krillin in his frustration was able to destroy the remaining Saibamen apart from one, though he quickly realized he was not capable of doing any serious harm to the Saiyans as Vegeta compared their superior power levels to that of the Saibamen he had killed. The one surviving Saibamen tried attacking Gohan and was killed by Piccolo, who Gohan, Tien and Chiaotzu all complimented for his feat despite Krillin's attempts to remind them that he had killed more of the Saibamen. After Chiaotzu died, Krillin remarked that he blew into more pieces than Yamcha and after Tien admitted his love for his friend, Krillin called his statement homosexual. Krillin joined Piccolo in attacking Nappa, hitting him after the latter was first struck by Piccolo and waiting in the air as Gohan hesitated and ultimately did not attack Nappa. Krillin asked Piccolo if he had a plan and when he revealed it was for Krillin to put Nappa in a full-Nelson, Krillin asked if he had any plans that did not involve him dying. Krillin teamed up with Piccolo again, this time making multiple copies of himself to combat Nappa. They were easily defeated despite their combined efforts, with both of the copies falling into the original Krillin as he landed on the ground first after being punched by Nappa. After Tien died, Krillin stated to the Saiyans that they would be in trouble with the arrival of Goku, who he touted as being stronger than all of them combined. Vegeta set up a three hour waiting period for Goku where no fights would take place and after it was over, the remaining three Z-Fighters were scheduled to be killed. Krillin joined the others in telling Nappa repeatedly that Goku was not there yet.

Nappa knocked out Piccolo after returning, leaving him with Gohan and Krillin to fight. Krillin voiced aloud his hopes that he would not be picked by Nappa, who instead chose Gohan, relieving him for the moment until Gohan was knocked out quickly, Krillin admitting that he thought Gohan would have lasted longer. Nappa went after Krillin, though stopped when Krillin told him that it was "his turn", Nappa being compelled to wait for him. After Piccolo was killed by Nappa and Gohan attempted to avenge his mentor but failed, Krillin insulted him until recanting his statements and saying that he was sorry for his loss. Nappa mentioned to Gohan that everyone he cared about and was important was deceased, Krillin pointing out that he was still alive and Nappa saying again that everyone important was deceased, Krillin then realizing that he was speaking on him. Goku arrived and saved Gohan from getting stomped, easily defeating Nappa, who was prompting killed by Vegeta.[2]

The fight with Vegeta[]

Vegeta was relieved after killing Nappa, mentioning that he was so happy that he might even spare them, Krillin asking him if he was serious and being disappointed when he declared they were screwed. Goku opted to fight Vegeta by himself, Krillin having no qualms with this as he flew off. Gohan caught up to him after fleeing the scene, the two journeying back to their friends as Goku fought Vegeta, who transformed into an Oozaru and overpowered him, to the point that Goku's screams became audible to Krillin and Gohan as the pair were flying home and Krillin was trying to convince Gohan that Goku could handle it by himself.

After arriving on the battlefield with Gohan, Krillin tried to gain the element of surprise by attacking Vegeta from behind with a Kienzan which he dodged with ease. While Gohan fought against Vegeta, Goku called Krillin over to him, telling him of the Spirit Bomb and trying to bestow it upon him which confused Krillin before Goku explained he was out of options. Upon gaining the Spirit Bomb, Krillin concluded that he was finally getting a taste of what being important felt like and launched the attack at Vegeta, but missed until Gohan bounced it back and Vegeta was hit. After what he perceived as a victory, Krillin went over to Goku and expressed his intent to get him home, happy that they would never have to see Vegeta again, though he changed his meaning to alive again when Vegeta's body returned to Earth. Krillin walked over to his body and expressed that it was finally over and questioned Yajirobe on what he meant when he asked if he was "going to eat that Saiyan", afterward Vegeta revealing himself to be alive.

Krillin was caught in the blast that Vegeta set off in an effort to kill him, Gohan and Goku, though the three managed to survive to his annoyance. Gohan transformed into a Great Ape, leading Krillin to believe he would save them all, though he changed this belief when Gohan started causing destruction to believe that his misguided friend would kill them all. Krillin stopped Vegeta as he made his way to his space pod, asking him if he thought he could just kill all of their friends and expect to leave before preparing to end him with Yajirobe's sword. Goku then called out for him and ordered him not to, Krillin then arguing that Vegeta was responsible for the deaths of the others. Krillin relented once Vegeta ‘apologised’ for their friends' deaths and left the planet.[3]

Late Age 762[]

Main article: Biography of Krillin (Late Age 762)


Insurance fraud[]

Krillin was financially compensated for his death on Namek, defying the expectation that he would not die off planet. He sometime afterward began a relationship with Maron, meeting her in the bank while depositing his money from his life insurance and her depositing from her night job and changed his name to "Juan Sanchez". He encountered Gohan while the latter was catching fish, revealing his new name and the reasons for it before asking what he thought of his "new ride" and hinted he was talking about his girlfriend Maron rather than his actual car as Gohan had assumed. Krillin assured Maron that she could have double of $1,000 dollars after she asked for it since she had broken a nail and told Gohan that he was an excellent boyfriend, revealing to his friend how he had met her.

Krillin showed intense interest in her breasts and mentioned them to Gohan as being as big as the size of his own head. Krillin mustered up the courage to ask Maron about whether or not she had feelings for him, insisting that he would have to speak to her on his real identity and then see she would be willing to have sex with him. Krillin told her that his real name was not "Juan" and that he had in actuality been killed by Freeza, who he called an evil space emperor, leading him to then question if she loved him for him or for his money. When she revealed that she did not love him at all, he become disappointed but asked if they could at least try "the sex stuff", prompting Maron to elaborate further that she was never really his girlfriend and that he had just confessed to a lot of fraud, revealing her affiliation with the State Fraud Bureau. Krillin asked if he was going to prison and when she explained he would just have to pay all of the money back out of pocket including what he spent on her, he expressed difficulty in being able to do this since he had spent "500 grand" on her.

Following the revelation and his money all being taken, Krillin approached Master Roshi over giving him a place to stay, who allowed him to reside at Kame House. Krillin later confronted by Chi-Chi after she came to Kame House demanding to know who had been spreading rumors that she had been making Gohan pound her tuna, leading Krillin to state that they would all take turns pounding it just so long as they could eat it together.[4]

Return of Freeza[]

Krillin visited Bulma's home after Vegeta returned to Earth, learning that he was now living there and calling it neat. After sensing Freeza, he telephoned Gohan, who questioned how sure he was that it was him. Krillin confirmed that it was him, reasoning he knew since he had once had Freeza inside of him and that when a man does that to a person they know when they're coming. Krillin tried to greet Vegeta after arriving near the ship of Freeza and questioned what he was doing as he started backing up the ship.[5]

Following Future Trunks' slashing of Freeza into pieces, Krillin remarked that he was "there and there and here" before a piece of Freeza fell over to them, in a reference to when Chiatozu self-destructed.[6]

After Goku completed his conversation with Future Trunks, Krillin asked him what they were talking about and called for him to elaborate after he merely stated the word "androids". He was promptly informed that androids would be arriving in three years to combat the Z-Fighters. Krillin, before departing, announced his intent to fire Kamehameha waves into the ocean over and over again as a method of training.[7]

Arrival of androids[]

Three years later, Krillin flew to the site of the androids supposed landing, on his way there coming across Goku, Gohan and Piccolo. Krillin told Gohan that he had barely grown since the last time he had seen him, leading Goku to remark that he thought that every time he saw Krillin, the latter laughing with a disappointed demeanor. The four arrived at Amenbo Island, which Gohan stated was huge and wondered what they did there, Krillin then mentioning that prostitution was legal. The four were called down by Yamcha, who Krillin greeted along with Tien, Bulma and her child before double-taking that she had a child. With Yamcha remarking that they would not believe who the father was, Krillin stated it was Vegeta's. After Bulma mentioned her last conversation with Vegeta a year and a half ago, Krillin remarked that her breasts looked amazing. Yajirobe drove to the group with the Yamcha song "Cat Loves Food" playing and handed Goku Senzu Beans before driving off, leading Krillin to question Yamcha about the song.

Krillin confronts bystander.

Yajirobe was shot down by the androids, who then went into the city. After Piccolo concluded that the group would need to search the city to find the androids, Krillin complained with the others before going into the city to begin searching. Krillin flew onto a sidewalk as he swore that it was time for him to find him some androids and encountered a skater, who had been shocked by his appearance and fell off of his skateboard. Krillin questioned him if he had seen an android, the man stating he did not know and then proceeding to describe Krillin cutting him off as he was boarding his skateboard without coming to the conclusion that it was the same person. Yamcha was the one to encounter the androids, Android 19 and Dr. Gero, causing an explosion and prompting Krillin to be happy that it was not him.

He flew over to the site after Dr. Gero made a hole in Yamcha's chest and was directed by Goku to give him a Senzu Bean before being directed by him to take him to Bulma, who had been left with the Senzu Beans by Goku. Krillin joked that there was two kind's of fisting in the city now, which fell on deaf ears and led him to assure the others as he flew away with Yamcha's comatose body that Bulma would get the joke. Krillin noticed the others were leaving with the androids after getting Yamcha to Bulma and Yamcha stated they had to warn them since he could feel his life force draining as Dr. Gero was holding him, though Krillin reasoned that he was losing a lot of blood and then was grossed out by Yamcha's mentioning of him having felt it come out of his mouth. With Yamcha swearing that they could take energy and Gohan stating that they had to leave as he flew away, Yamcha expressed interest in sitting out the battle, leading Krillin to remark that he never had energy when he got a handjob either before flying away.[8]

Krillin throwing a Senzu Bean.

Krillin watched the fight between Goku and Android 19. When Yamcha started to face criticism by Tien for not mentioning earlier that the android was capable of absorbing energy after he warned Goku of this when the latter was preparing a Kamehameha wave, Krillin defended him, stating that he needed the criticism like "a hole in the chest" in reference to his earlier injury and asked around if anyone understood his joke, the only person replying being Goku. When Goku started to suffer from an approaching heart attack, Krillin threw a Senzu Bean to him at his request. Piccolo tried to jump in when it seemed Goku was losing but was shot down by Android 20, though revealed after Vegeta arrived that he had faked his injury and questioned where was his Senzu Bean. Krillin in response threw one to him and then one to Yamcha when everyone apart from him unanimously agreed that he would be better off leaving with Goku than staying. After Vegeta defeated Android 19, Krillin was ordered by him to give him a Senzu Bean, leading the former to question whether Vegeta thought he was just giving them out before confirming that he was not, though he still gave him one.[9]

On the sidelines[]

Krillin watched the fight between Vegeta and Android 18, becoming scared when the latter broke his arm. He expressed his confidence in Trunks when the half-Saiyan charged at Android 18 in an attempt to defend Vegeta, recalling that his sword cut Freeza in half and being shocked upon seeing Android 18 take it to the wrist without injury. After Trunks was knocked down by Android 17, Krillin told Tien and Piccolo that they needed a plan and started to suggest a strategy when the pair charged to help their two allies, after which he said they should have ran away.

Krillin on the sidelines during the battle against Androids 17 and 18.

After Vegeta was knocked into Trunks by Android 18 and caused the latter to become unconscious, Krillin reasoned this was why the group did not usually team up and said he would just do what they usually did and wait for Goku. In saying this, he attracted the attention of Android 16, who looked over to him. Krillin responded by quacking, bringing the possibility to Android 16 that he was possibly a duck. After the group of four was defeated by the android duo, who following the defeat promptly made remarks to each other, Krillin made a sound and caught their attention as well, questioning afterward in his mind why he even did things.

Androids 17 and 18 came closer to him and he insisted that if they were to "come to blows", he would "come up short". The pair agreed, Android 17 even saying he was about as "threatening as a cocker spaniel", which Krillin thought was a "fantastic point" and opted to continue standing around and doing nothing. Android 18 said the group was going to go "kill Goku" and Krillin struggled to let out that the group could not kill him, elaborating further that they could but should not. After Android 16 reasoned that he wanted to kill him, Krillin said he would be forced to stop them, leading Android 18 to kiss him before the androids walked away and then flew together.

Krillin gets kissed by Android 18.

Krillin was surprised by the kiss and could not wait to tell the group, as soon as he finished giving them Senzu Beans. Krillin was surprised by how few he had, as he remembered having "at least 15" of them prior but assumed that he should have enough for everyone and thought they would not believe him when he told them. After the group was brought back to their consciousness, the reactions varied from not believing him, as Tien and Trunks stated, to Piccolo not caring. Krillin asked Vegeta who then flew off and in doing so, learned from Trunks that his mother Future Bulma had never told him of Vegeta's attack on Earth with Nappa.

He was further shocked when learning from Trunks that the androids were stronger in their timeline than in his. After Piccolo and Tien lamented that even with two Super Saiyans they were not effective, Krillin mentioned the possibility of a Super Namekian to Piccolo, who became frustrated and left. Krillin assumed he was flying up to Kami's Lookout and explained its difference from Kame House to a confused Trunks, which he clarified was "the place with the turtle."[10]

Taking charge[]

Krillin with Future Trunks after being hit by the door of Goku's home after Chi-Chi opened it on him.

Krillin flew with Future Trunks and Tien after the fight against the androids, saying goodbye to Tien after he departed to pick up Chiaotzu from Kame House before things got weird, telling Future Trunks that he could never read that guy. When the pair arrived in front of Goku's home, Krillin asked Future Trunks if he ever found Android 18 cute. After he replied that he did not, Krillin warned him to be super nice to Goku's wife referring to Chi-Chi and attempted to tell him that she could be a total bitch before being smacked in the head by Chi-Chi opening the door as she expected to see her son.

Krillin bragged to Yamcha that he got kissed by "the cute one" of the androids, having to explain to him that there was a girl now and telling him that they should continue their conversation after they moved Goku, though Yamcha argued that he had finally stopped screaming leading Krillin to tell him of his plan to take him to Kame House where he said the androids would never look and argued that they were short on time.

Krillin joined the others in getting Goku aboard a ship as Gohan arrived. Yamaha asked about Vegeta's whereabouts, Krillin surmising that he was somewhere coping following his defeat. Gohan arrived at that time, Krillin explaining his plan to him and encouraging him to stop talking when the latter surmised that Kame House would be the second place the androids looked. Aboard the ship, Krillin spoke of his attraction to Android 18, though he tried to downplay it and say that she was brutal.

Yamaha questioned Future Trunks on why he would help the group when his own time was ruined, Future Trunks explaining that he didn't know until initial coming back once since his mother had not told him, leading Krillin to mention the present version of his mother trying to "bang" him before Bulma called the group and he answered and tried introducing himself before she cut him off, afterward indicating that she had information that was important if Future Trunks was there, leading Krillin to ask if she was making a booty call before giving the phone to him.

Bulma informed the group that she had been contacted by a farmer over a time machine that had been left around the area, leading Krillin to question if it had anything to do with the androids the group was trying to combat. In response, Bulma said she would send over a fax, confusing Future Trunks as to what that was, which Krillin argued made sense since it would be outdated in his time. After getting the image, Future Trunks was convinced that the time machine was not his, though Krillin argued he could have misplaced it, leading Future Trunks to insist that he had not and show it to the group aboard the ship despite Krillin's warning.[11]

Questions and emergence of Cell[]

While at Kame House, he answered questions by Master Roshi about Android 18, complimenting her on her eyes and personality as well as a motion she did with her hair. When Master Roshi pressed him with questions about the size of her breasts, Krillin questioned whether or not that was important. Krillin afterward began to watch reports on events in Ginger Town and asked Bulma after calling her if she was by the town since "shit" was going on down there, which he further clarified as not good. After the reporter was seemingly killed by someone off-camera along with the cameraman, Krillin suggested that someone investigate the scene. Gohan and Trunks then arrived and Krillin asked Gohan if he liked mysteries. While Trunks asserted that the recent events were not due to the involvement of the androids, Krillin added that it was definitely not the case unless they were starting "the world's first mandatory nudest colony."[12]

Krillin and Future Trunks arrive to aid Piccolo in his fighting of Cell.

Krillin was at Kame House when he started to sense familiar energy with Gohan that was fighting Piccolo, remarking that it even felt as though he was there as well. Yamcha reasoned he was not among the energy they felt due to him being there with them, which Krillin assumed was the reason for why they were not able to sense him. Krillin and Trunks arrived to the battlefield following Piccolo regrowing his arm after tricking Cell into revealing his past. Krillin saw the new threat and questioned what it was, though was soon afterward blinded when Cell used Solar Flare to get away. Krillin remarked that he had used Tien's attack.[13]

Gero's basement[]

Piccolo was angered by Cell getting away and charged his power, leading Krillin to remark to Trunks that he was "pulling a your dad." Vegeta said the exact same thing as Piccolo when he arrived, leading Krillin to use this evidence that his characterization was accurate. Vegeta questioned Piccolo's new strength and when learning that he had fused with Kami and questioning what he was, Krillin said that he was basically God. Tien arrived after following Vegeta's screaming and Krillin informed him that Piccolo and Kami had fused. Krillin was shocked to learn that Cell was another android created by Dr. Gero. After Tien antagonized Vegeta, Krillin questioned his motives, mentioning that Vegeta could kill him.

Trunks then wondered if there was a Cell in the present-timeline, though Tien was skeptical since he had probably killed him during his exploding of Dr. Gero's laboratory. Krillin theorized that Gero had a basement, even calling it a "shot in the dark", but Trunks saw validity in his thought by stating, "Crap baskets", which he noted as something he said as well. Krillin stated to Piccolo that he would go with Trunks to go after Cell and did, the two going back to the ruins of the laboratory as Krillin began having chills while questioning why it had become so cold since they had been there at noon. Krillin remarked before firing lasers that though he did complain about their lifestyle, shooting lasers was fun and started to make laser noises, which he revealed to Trunks that he did all the time in his head before questioning if that was weird.

Their shooting located a basement, which Krillin went with Trunks down despite initially stating they could not climb down through since the ladder was broken, which was followed by them flying down. Krillin promised on his life to Trunks that he would not tell his father about any other androids should they be found in the basement, though admitted that he would consider telling him if Vegeta threatened his life. With the lights turning on, Krillin stated, "Danger Will Robinson", who Trunks had never heard of and questioned him on the identity of, leading Krillin to remark that the future was no fun. Krillin then saw the infant form Cell and thought he was cute, preparing to destroy him before being warned by Trunks not to as he went through the schematics for the androids. With Trunks theorizing that the schematics would give them a way to turn the androids off, Krillin thought to himself of a way to not ask him how to turn Android 18 on and accidentally asked how to turn Android 17 on.

Krillin was surprised by the schematics stating Android 17 and 18's real names and Android 16 being modeled after Dr. Gero's son, leading him to tell Trunks that he sounded as though he was making everything up and they prepared to leave as Trunks contemplated letting Cell go since he had never done anything wrong. Krillin argued them letting him go would be a choice that they both needed to make and that he could ruin lives before dropping the pretenses to clearly state that they were "aborting" Cell as he killed him by firing a beam at the tank. As the two fled, Krillin was caught in gloating, stating that he killed Cell. Once he was out of the lab, Krillin fired a blast into it and it was destroyed, though he regretted that he did not back up first. Krillin told Trunks as they flew that the trip was "fun" and the pair should "hang out more."[14]

Androids' arrival at Kame House[]

Krillin was with Bulma and Dr. Briefs as they discussed the androids and looked through the schematics. Dr. Briefs mentioned the possibility of him being able to make a detonator for the androids, to which Krillin questioned the necessity of blowing them up and was happy to learn that Android 18 still had a vagina, making her go from a nine to a ten. Krillin told Bulma of the whereabouts of Piccolo, Tien, Trunks and Vegeta and that Goku was still resting at Kame House. He speculated that Goku was still asleep when in reality the latter had just woken up. Krillin was picked up by the others and thanked them for picking him up, attempting to explain to Yamcha that he was there checking out the blueprints before stumbling on his words to include Android 18's vagina and then giving up as he thanked him again for picking him up. Krillin noticed Piccolo's reluctance to confirm the Dragon Balls were not of use and discovered that they no longer existed after Tien outright said it following still being confused.

The group learned Goku had woken up shortly after Krillin questioned in agony why they did not have him when he teleported into their jet and used his Instant Transmission to take Gohan with him. Krillin was relieved that he had recovered and suggested that the group go to Kame House. There he slept, having a dream that he was fighting Cell and saving a family. He was woken up by Piccolo following the arrival of the androids on the island and went outside to confront them with the other Z-Fighters there. Krillin asked Android 18 if she came around there often in an attempt to make small talk with her. Krillin remained on the island as Piccolo left to fight Android 17, promising to Spacebook him later.[15]


Krillin defends himself after Tien rebukes his feelings of being outclassed.

Krillin was reluctant to get involved in the fight despite Tien wanting to become involved and not wishing to just stand around. Krillin's reasons for not intervening stemmed from him feeling outclassed by the Super Saiyans, Piccolo, the androids and Cell, soon afterward justifying his time on Namek as being another contributing factor as he recalled when he was stabbed and blown up. Yamcha related to having had this happen to him and mentioned being dumped by Bulma, the only girlfriend he ever had, to which Krillin remarked the difference between them was Maron took all of his money when they broke up whereas with Yamcha, Bulma took all of her money.

Krillin shot down Yamcha's attempt to defend himself by bringing up him sleeping with Bulma while Krillin had not with Maron by stating he was unlike Vegeta in not being able to prove it. Krillin answered the phone when Bulma called and overheard Dr. Briefs threatening Yajirobe, calling it "hostile" and was informed by Bulma that she had finished making a detonator for the androids. Krillin remarked that she had done it quickly to which Bulma replied that 22 hours was not quick, surprising Krillin as to how much time had passed and leading him to ask how long the Z-Fighters had slept.[16]

After Cell arrived at the battlefield, Krillin became visibly fearful after sensing his energy, frantically confirming to Master Roshi that they still did not have the detonator from Bulma and agreed with Tien that they had to do something other than standing aorund. He left Kame House to meet Bulma after Chi-Chi made the suggestion, which he found brilliant and complimented her for, and he called dibs on retrieving the detonator before departing.[17]

Krillin with the detonator.

Krillin found Bulma after flying around and tried greeting her as she turned her attention to her infant son Trunks, who tried to tell her that he was seeing Krillin and tried saying his name to the best of his ability. Bulma only noticed that it was Krillin when he slammed against her windshield, at which point he remarked, "Found you!" With Bulma asking him if he was okay, Krillin insisted he was fine and was handed the detonator, being instructed by her that he had to be near the androids by at least 30 meters, which Krillin said was close. Though Bulma offered him some Saiyan armor that she had put together for the Z-Fighters to have protection in their fight, Krillin felt that he would not need it since he knew when to exit when things got though, remarking that on Namek he wore Saiyan armor and got a hole in it. Bulma left him and while he thanked her, Krillin noted to himself that the remote was a lot heavier than he expected.[18]

While Krillin was hovering above the islands that the androids was suspected of hiding in while Cell was looking for them, he felt the power coming off of Cell charging up, but could not tell if it was him or Vegeta, concluding that he would stay away from the scene until theorizing that this was where the androids were located and calling on his stealth mode to not fail him. Krillin watched the fight between Cell and Vegeta, the latter dominating Cell and actually making Krillin feel bad for him before he turned his attention to finding the androids, locating them quickly and remarking that he was good at what he was doing before lowering himself to the ground, starting his "mission".[19]

Krillin stared at Android 18 and tried bringing himself to press the detonator, though he was unable to convince himself to do so without speaking with her first, yelling out and gaining her attention. The two spoke and Krillin requested to ask her something, further pleading that she not kill anyone, though Android 16 insisted that they would kill Goku and would not go through with Krillin's negotiation. Android 18 explained that the two had no intentions of killing anyone and were only interested in seeing Cell's death. Krillin became relieved in hearing this and destroyed the detonator, Android 18 afterward warning him that this may have been to their disadvantage and him questioning what she meant by this. Cell noticed the three from the sky and Future Trunks warned Krillin to get Android 18 out of there while he fought Cell.

Krillin takes orders from Future Trunks to get Android 18 away from Cell.

Krillin complied and told Android 18 to come with him, though she tried to get Android 16 to come with the pair too before he denied, reasoning that he was too damaged and Cell was interested in her. Krillin sang the android praises for his bravery and ran off with Android 18, asking her during the fleeing if she was seeing anyone before the pair were blasted down by Cell. He remarked that Krillin was half of a man, a short joke that Krillin accepted and Android 18 was begging to be absorbed just by what she was wearing, leading Krillin to become frustrated and attack Cell.

He was easily bested and recovering from the attack, bore witness to Cell approaching Android 18 with a widened tail. Though he planned to move in, Android 16 warned him against doing so and Future Trunks intervened by attacking Cell while Android 18 again fled. She tried taking Android 16 with her, to which Krillin assisted, reasoning that he was good for something despite his lack of strength. Cell used Solar Flare to blind the group and not being able to see, Krillin swore that he would protect Android 18, being shot away by Cell. Afterward, Cell managed to absorb Android 18 with his widened tail and achieve his Perfect Form, Krillin bearing witness to his first moments after the transformation and looking in horror.[20]

Debut of Perfect Cell[]

Krillin is kicked by Cell.

Android 18's absorption brought Krillin to tears, the latter attacking Cell with a Kienzan shortly after he asked who would fight him first. The attack struck Cell, leading Krillin to momentarily became happy before realizing the attack was of no effect. Krillin was then struck across his body by a kick from Cell, which sent him hurling away from the others and severely injured him. Krillin was tended to by Future Trunks, the latter remarking after giving him a Senzu Bean that it was too bad Krillin did not have Saiyan biology, otherwise he would have become unstoppable. Krillin agreed with him, expressing disappointment with this before concluding that Vegeta was going to die, elaborating per Future Trunks' request by asking the latter if he knew how many times he had been hit by someone stronger than him since he became an adult.

Krillin furthered that it was barring Bulma and Chi-Chi and indicated that he knew Future Trunks was holding back since being hit as much as he had taught him how to sense such a thing. Though Future Trunks proclaimed he could explain, Krillin doubted him and surmised that he had been holding back the entire time, Future Trunks confirming but saying that he was doing so due to his father. Krillin figured he was doing this because he did not want Vegeta to be upset with him, furthering that Vegeta's default emotion was angry despite admitting that he liked "the guy". Future Trunks asserted that his father would be shattered by the revelation that he had been surpassed by his son, leading Krillin to question if it was due to this that Android 18 had to die, revealing to Future Trunks through his tears that he was attracted to the android.

Krillin suggested to Future Trunks that he inform his father of his strength before the latter made the situation worse and after it appeared that Vegeta was going to destroy the Earth in an attempt to destroy Cell, Krillin added that he lived there. Future Trunks called on Vegeta to stop, insisting that his pride was not worth destroying the planet, Krillin remarking that they were past the bargaining stage. After the blast was fired and the Earth was not destroyed, Krillin expressed relief and said the attack actually doing something was a bonus once it was revealed in him seeing Cell again that the blast had seemingly annihilated part of his body. Cell regrew that part of his body and dominated Vegeta, Krillin telling Future Trunks that his father was going to be killed and mentioning that they did not have Dragon Balls after he showed denial. With Vegeta defeated, Krillin stood next to Future Trunks and bore witness to him transforming.[21]

Krillin right before being punched by Vegeta after removing him from the battlefield.

Krillin questioned Future Trunks if he was alright and asked if he was okay on air as he shouted, being blasted by the energy around him. Krillin asked if he was okay and furthered that it was alright he had been blasted, just requesting Future Trunks to kill Cell and denying alongside him that he had blasted him for his choice to not terminate Android 18. Krillin was given the Senzu Beans by Future Trunks who ordered him to give them to his father, asking Future Trunks if he was sure he would not need them and commenting on his enlarged buttocks as he flew down.

Krillin then flew down to Vegeta's body and dismissed Cell's comments toward him, telling Vegeta to say goodbye to the pair. Away on another island, Krillin tested the Senzu Beans on Vegeta to see how well they did on a broken spine and updated Vegeta on what had happened, insisting that he did not have to lie to himself about the results of the fight since it was "just" him. Vegeta began to go on about how his training had amounted to nothing, only for Krillin to express that his neck was still stiff from earlier and that he would be out of debt if he were given a dime for every time he had his "ass kicked", resulting in Vegeta laughing. Krillin proceeded to mock Vegeta's defeat and noticed that he had stopped laughing, being punched in the face by Vegeta following this.[22]

Krillin and the recovered Vegeta returned to Future Trunks's location, an enraged Future Trunks using his powers in his frustration and Krillin surmising that he was taking his loss against Cell rough. Krillin lowered to the ground to comfort the disappointed Future Trunks and after Vegeta made a remark that he reversed, Krillin tried to soften the situation in saying that he was everyone's friend. Android 16 chimmed in with a request to Krillin to become his friend and Krillin accepted on the grounds that he had also been friends with 18, realizing that the "bee" 16 mentioned in speaking on their new friendship meant "robot". He flew the damaged Android 16 to Capsule Corporation on his back, informing Bulma's mother that Future Trunks was his grandchild from the future when she appeared to be flirting with him and sought out Bulma, instead encountering Dr. Briefs, who he informed of 16's situation. Krillin joined the others afterward, telling Future Trunks that he was lucky to be alive and referencing his own deaths before reminiscing about the first. Krillin afterward tried convincing Chi-Chi to allow Gohan to participate in the battle against Cell, arguing that he was the third strongest person he knew and declining to state who the first was when asked by Vegeta. The group then waited for Cell's appearance on television, Krillin becoming bored and opting to join Yamcha in venturing out, Vegeta then indicating an interest in coming that Krillin quickly realized was sarcasm on his part. Cell then appeared on television, stating he had an announcement, Krillin muttering that he hoped Cell was intending to leave the planet forever. Krillin expressed dismay when Cell followed that by announcing he would blow up Earth beforehand, gasping right before Cell announced the Cell Games tournament. When Vegeta commented after a insult by Cell directed toward his mother, Krillin asked why he had taken his shirt off and questioned Roshi when he switched the channel back to pornography.[23] Shortly afterward, Krillin was reunited with Goku and Gohan after the duo exited the Hyperbolic Time Chamber, Krillin meeting with the pair at their home, inquiring about their 10.5 month age increase and expressing interest in Gohan'a birthday cake being Super Saiyan-themed before leaving with Gohan to Kane House once Chi-Chi stated her intent to have Goku pay her back for training their son.[24]

When he and Goku went fishing a short time afterward, Krillin remarked that it had felt like years since they had done so. Goku then expressed the weight that he felt each day, leading Krillin to assume he was talking about stopping the androids and express sympathy before Goku explained that he was talking about his continued sexual relations with Chi-Chi and how tiring they were for him. Krillin reminded him that he could say no and when Gohan came to see the pair, Krillin mistakenly thought Goku wanted him to join in a threesome with him and his wife. Later on, Krillin was at Kame House with the others and realized that the group had not attended the latest World Tournament due to their training for the androids, allowing Mr. Satan to win. Krillin later went to Goku's home, noticing that he was yawning and asked if he was okay, learning of the continued intercourse between him and his wife, which Krillin noted was vastly different from his lack of a relationship. Krillin asked Goku where Chi-Chi was and questioned why he did not just strategically withdraw, elaborating that he should just leave his home altogether.

Goku teleported Krillin and Gohan to the lookout with him, Krillin asking Piccolo how the Hyperbolic Time Chamber was and stated that he would not bother training inside given that he was so far behind in strength. Krillin suggested New Namek when the group mentioned they did not have Dragon Balls, Goku teleporting there and retrieving Dende. Krillin explained that to Dende that they already had a king, who was a dog, when asked if he could assume the position. Krillin was impressed with all the lore that the group was being able to see and Dende proceeded to create a new set of Dragon Balls. Going over the legal ramifications with Dende and Gohan, Krillin referred to Dende as "Little Green" after telling Mr. Popo that he was the only one that Dende allowed to refer to him that way, only for Dende to strike him across the face and order him to call him by his actual name. Krillin complied.[25]

Krillin was on the lookout on the day the Cell Games began, noting to Goku that he had been Tambourine'd during his encounter with Perfect Cell and saying that he was basically tagging along as support. After the group arrived at the site of the tournament, Krillin was greeted by Android 16 and noted that he had been fully repaired, congratulating him. Krillin questioned why Goku was mentioning him particularly when noting the strength of Mr. Satan and hoping that Cell would kill Mr. Satan as quickly as he did Piza and Caroni, confirming to Gohan that they were watching people get killed without doing anything to stop it.[26]

Krillin was in agreement with piccolo when Goku forfeited and threw Gohan into the ring, especially when Goku had Krillin throw him a Senzu Bean only to then throw it to Cell, (much to Krillin's horror). This became a point of contention later when Goku asked for another bean but for himself, leading to Krillin mocking him.

Krillin appreciated Cell's comment on how even though he was getting his butt kicked by the Cell Junior, that he was still trying. Replying with "Thanks for Noticing, I really try."

Krillin showed great concern when he saw Android 18 get puked up by Cell after Super Duper Saiyan Gohan punched Cell in the gut, trying to go to the unconscious Android. Piccolo stopped him, telling him to wait, to which Krillin replied "But my Bae-teen..." Piccolo responsding with "I WILL GET A HOSE" as she was covered in bile.

After Cell's suicide attempted Krillin consoled Gohan about his Father's death by reminding him that they have Dragon balls, which does help Gohan feel better, but points out that he still messed up. Krillin stating that it makes him 'one of them'. He then goes to pick up Android 18, despite Vegeta's threat, stating that he knows. Vegeta bewildered by the small man's sudden courage asked him "Where did you get the balls?" Krillin pointing out that it was cause he was holding 18.

During Cell's return, after everyone thought they were doomed, Krillin confessed to 18 that he loved her despite her not being aware of the confession.

After Cell's defeat, the group went to the look out to heal Gohan and wish on the Dragon balls. The group fills in 18 on what happened, who was having a tough time processing this information. Which Krillin then blurting out his feelings again, making her feel too overwhelmed made her leave. Krillin stating that he was bad at this, 18 agreeing and saying they "Both are" as she left.

Krillin then wished on the dragon to turn 18 and 17 back into humans, in order to give them a better life, the Dragon saying that it was not possible and was against the rules. Krillin shouting in frustration "Who made those rules" Popo says 'hi' as to indicate it was him, to which Krillin comments how reasonable and fair the rules are. Thanks to Yamcha's suggestion, Krillin asked the dragon to remove the bombs in the Androids chest.

18 reveals that she hadn't truly left, questions him on why he would use a wish granting dragon on them, leading to a rather touching moment where it is implied the two might have a future together, much to the disgust of Piccolo.

At the end of the final episode, the scene cuts to Kame House, where Android #18 has arrived to visit Krillin. After awkwardly asking about what activity to do, he was shocked when #18 told him to drop his pants, and warned her that he was a grower, leaving her stunned. They then proceeded to having sex, which lasts all the way into the night until Krillin launches a Scattering Bullet at the climax.


Krillin is a largely joyful person who is quick to show his happiness and entertainment in the situations he is involved in, expressing glee with Yamcha arriving on the battlefield against the Saiyans as well as his motivational speech,[27] in Mr. Popo mentioning that the Z-Fighters killed during the Saiyan attack could be revived,[28] while taunting Freeza and under the belief that he was immortal,[29] after Bulma found out that she had flirted with a future version of her son Trunks,[30] when jumping down and descending further into Dr. Gero's basement, and laughing at both his own beatings and Vegeta's after they were both bested by Cell.[31]

Since reaching adulthood, Krillin has been the whipping boy of most of his opponents, being easily beaten by Nappa,[32] Vegeta,[3] Lord Slug,[33] Recoome,[34] Freeza,[29] Android 20 and Cell.[21] To the credit of his opponents, these fights generally are the result of his initiating as he started the fights with Nappa, Lord Slug and Cell by attacking them with some level of confidence in his ability to win, though in Cell's case it was mostly due to his anger with losing Android 18.[21] However, other times these battles are prompted by an opponent charging at him as was the case with his battles with Freeza[29] and Android 20.[30] It is important to note that despite these consistent beatings, of which Krillin is aware, he continues to participate, a showing of his commitment to protecting the Earth.

Krillin also has commitment to his best friend Goku, relying on him to save the day,[10] cheering him on during battle, asking if he was alright following his being hit in the balls by Android 13 even after being injured himself.[35] Krillin is well-aware of Goku's strength, as he expressed during the conflicts with the Saiyans,[2] Cooler,[36] and the androids,[10] knowing that he is capable of saving the day and sometimes the Earth's only hope. In turn, Goku has a dedication to him, recognizing Krillin's quacks from a far distance,[37] being angered to the point of transforming into a Super Saiyan for the first time after Krillin's death,[38] and upon returning to Earth, asking Future Trunks about his health.[7] Krillin is additionally fearful of Chi-Chi, as a result of her willingness to castrate him[39] and physically harm him,[40] and is caring for his son Gohan, who accompanied him to Namek. Nonetheless, Krillin is considerably resentful of Goku when he almost forces a reluctant Gohan to fight Perfect Cell, even giving Cell a Senzu Bean to make it "even." When Goku, now realizing his mistake, asks for another bean from Krillin, the monk pointedly refuses out of disapproval for Goku's actions, though he along with the rest of the Dragon Team still mourn Goku's sacrifice in the end.[41]

One of Krillin's most notable traits was his fear, which he expressed when being kicked off of Kami's Lookout by Mr. Popo,[42] multiple times when recounting rules taught to him during his training with Mr. Popo,[27] encountering Freeza after using the Dragon Balls.[43] In instances where this emotion is dominant he has been shown to speak uncontrollably in revealing critical information to enemies, such as when he let it slip that the Dragon Balls were behind Captain Ginyu[44] or in nearly informing Freeza that he was from Earth.[29]

While cowardly, he has also proven to be brave on occasions, attacking the Saiyans after Yamaha's death,[27] attacking Freeza after being healed by Dende,[29] launching an assault on Sauza, confronting Androids 16, 17 and 18 over their intention to kill Goku[10], trying to defend Android 18 from Cell[20] and refusing to let Vegeta get rid of an unconscious and freshly regurgitated 18.[41] Krillin's increased bravery is oftentimes the result of rage of some irreversible harm such as death being applied to an ally or the realization that stakes are high. Unfortunately for Krillin, due to his being relatively weak when compared to most threats, his increase in bravery does not compensate for a lack of physical strength and rarely ever does his input in battle have any desirable result, the sparse exceptions including destroying the Saibamen[27] and permanently removing Freeza's tail.[29]

Due to Krillin's lack of strength, even the smallest victories cause him to gloat, as was the case following his killing of the Saibamen,[32] after he removed Freeza's tail,[29] and in killing the mainstream version of Cell.[14]

Krillin displays a certain level of obliviousness several times, including not knowing Dende's real name after the latter stated it multiple times and only realizing after his death that this was the case,[45] being unaware that Dende had actually disliked him and that Vegeta had referred to this when speaking to Freeza, instead believing he was talking about Piccolo,[46] and being ignorant to Future Trunks having purposely zapped him while powering up for not using the detonator on Android 18 and thereby preventing her absorption by Cell, even after Future Trunks alluded to this.[31]

Krillin's relationship with Bulma has become progressively friendlier over time. Bulma was initially quick to blame Krillin for things which he either was not directly involved with,[28] or that he could not have prevented. She cared little for what happened to him, even if she played some role in his misfortune. Since returning to Earth, Bulma showed concern for Krillin when she accidentially rammed into him with her windshield[17] and understood his motive behind not using the detonator she created against the androids.[20]

Since training with Mr. Popo, Krillin has maintained a fear of him, crying upon being asked how his training had been.[47] Upon reuniting for the first time since the training, Mr. Popo mocked Krillin as a woman and accurately predicted that Krillin would die on Namek before Krillin had even left Earth.[28]

Krillin has a one-sided friendship with Vegeta. He was initially fine with killing him since Vegeta had been along with Nappa when the latter murdered Krillin's allies,[3] Vegeta sparing Krillin's life when the pair reunited on Namek and Krillin gave him a Dragon Ball out of fear.[48] Krillin's naming of the group composed of the two and Gohan, "Team Three Star", annoyed Vegeta, and the latter was content with Krillin being killed by the Ginyu Force. Krillin had a reluctance to give Vegeta a Senzu Bean after he defeated Android 19, though this was mainly due to him trying to establish he was not just giving them away.[9] Vegeta opened up to Krillin after he healed him about his frustrations with being unable to best Cell and the latter was able to make him laugh by mentioning his own shortcomings, but was punched nonetheless by Vegeta for insulting him.[23] Finally, when Krillin goes to take a recently vomitted out Android 18 to "a Bulma" for help and refuses to get rid of her on Vegeta's orders, the Saiyan prince wonders aloud where Krillin's sudden boldness came from in a tone suggesting he's actually impressed by Krillin's bravery nonetheless.[41]

Krillin developed a one-sided friendship with Dende while on Namek.[49] Dende's initial disliking toward Krillin grew from the latter's refusal to call him by name, only referring to him as "Little Green".[50] Dende told Krillin that he was immortal after healing him for reasons that he did not disclose, calling him an "idiot".[29] When Dende died, only then did Krillin realize what his name was, very incorrectly stating that he had never mentioned it.[45] Dende's dislike for Krillin continued posthumously, as even after being resurrected he was reluctant to bring back Krillin with a wish from Porunga, doing so per Gohan's request.[38] When the two were reunited, Krillin tried to call him "Little Green" again, only to be slapped and finally refer to him by his actual name at Dende's insistence.[25]

During his short relationship with Marron, Krillin showed a shallow side as he spoke positively about her physical appearance and disregarded her other traits,[4] coming to regret being with her so much that after the relationship's end he even pondered if he could time travel to prevent himself from ever dating her.[11]

Krillin's interest in Android 18 however was another matter. Krillin's attraction to her began once she kissed him on the cheek,[51] which became a point of repeated mention for Krillin as he told the others.[11] Krillin explained that he favored her for her mannerisms and confidence, even dismiss the size of her breasts when asked about it by Master Roshi. In being given the detonator to kill Android 18,[52] Krillin had a reluctance that continued even when he was given the opportunity to carry out the task, as he soon realized either way she would die and ultimately decided against using the remote once convinced that she was not interested in killing Goku. Krillin bravely protected her until she was absorbed by Cell; his feelings were evidently reciprocated as she indicated interest in him shortly before being absorbed.[20] Finally, when 18 decides to carry out her promise of "rocking Krillin's four foot world," Krillin's first question is if they're going to go see a movie rather than anything carnal, though 18 makes it quite carnal anyhow. Krillin's attraction to 18 is clearly beyond that shallow sexual attraction, as he finds her beautiful for more than just her looks. His love for Android 18 is mature, consummate, and healthy, and genuinely cares for her as a person, and extends his love for 18 to her loved ones as well, such as volunteering to help Android 16 on the sole basis of him being 18's friend. This shows just how much Krillin has matured throughout the series, becoming the stalwart soldier and ally that everyone can turn to, if not for his physical power, then for his loyalty and strength of character.

He also has a 3 1/2 foot dick.


Skygina/Dead Zone Abridged[]

""The better question is: how much will you PAY ME to get peed on?""
— Krillin, as he calls Nappa about his movie "Skygina"

Krillin arriving to assist Goku.

In the film Skygina, after Gohan was kidnapped by Garlic Jr. and his men, Krillin was present at Kame House, where he watched the Dragon Balls being collected and later traveled to the location and chimed as Goku fought some of Garlic Jr.'s men, stating to Goku that he believed he could use some assistance. Piccolo afterward revealed himself, Krillin reacting in fear to seeing him and then feeling what a substance pour down on his head, looking upward and having it go into his mouth as it became apparent that it was actually Gohan peeing. Krillin was tasked by Goku with retrieving Gohan, who he went after with glee as it proved he was being of assistance, though he was soon blocked by Sansho, the latter falling through the floor to Piccolo who's intervention prompted Krillin to proclaim that he was on their side. Garlic Jr. transformed and during the ensuring fight between him and the others, Krillin's successfully retrieved Gohan but had to dodge most of the falling debris and was knocked unconscious in the head by one part as Gohan fell away from him. Garlic Jr. summoned the Dead Zone, at which point Krillin was still unconscious and clutched for safety when it appeared everyone would be sucked up before Gohan knocked Garlic Jr. inside and it went away.

Krillin on the phone with Nappa.

Having written the script, Krillin spoke over the phone with Nappa who he answered several questions from, admitting that he wrote himself into a corner with the immortality for Garlic Jr. and that he began regretting it right after, also explaining that he was present in the film to give it a humanistic edge and responded to being asked why he wrote himself being peed on with saying that the better question was how much Nappa was willing to pay him to be peed on during production of the film. Nappa insisted that he was going to be successful, to which Krillin expressed delight, though following this he was met with a convoluted contract that ultimately made the writing a complete waste since he did not benefit from it in the slightest and continued living in the same poverty for which he was born.

The World's Strongest[]

""And the Krilldog is in the house!""
— Krillin, after revealing himself to the Bio Warriors

Krillin arrived at Dr. Wheelo's laboratory after Goku found himself frozen by Freezer, making an introduction shortly after Gohan and stating his intent to assist Goku before being zapped by Electrocutioner and frozen by Freezer alongside Gohan. Goku promptly saved himself, Krillin and Gohan traveling with him further into the laboratory to find Bulma and Krillin commenting on how cold it was, as well as refusing Goku's claim that no one had ever died from being cold. The group found Bulma in a dimly lit room where Goku was electrocuted as he tried to free her and Kochin revealed himself and Krillin charged him before Piccolo appeared in front of the three, Krillin assuming that he was on their side until being attacked.

Piccolo proceeded to fight Goku while Krillin confronted Kochin who he assumed would not be as strong as he attested to now that his machinery had been destroyed, discovering that this was not the case as he pulled out a machine gun that had been mounted to his arm and Krillin braced for impact. Fortunately, Krillin was virtually impervious to the blasts and pondered what happened to Launch before Master Roshi arrived and Piccolo broke free of the control, Dr. Wheelo then taking charge of the situation and attesting that he would have a body one way or the other. Krillin joined Master Roshi and Goku in firing a Kamehameha wave at Dr. Wheelo, an attack that failed to kill him and was followed by Wheelo attacking the trio individually. Krillin attested that he was not holding back and that it was most likely Goku, who confirmed that he was correct after Krillin was knocked unconscious by Wheelo's attack. Breaking out of the lair, Goku shooting a Kamehameha wave once again and still not being able to kill him, prompting him to begin making a Spirit Bomb, an attack that Krillin verbally supported before Gohan departed to see Dr. Wheelo and discovered that he was not evil. Right after this, Krillin launched himself toward Dr. Wheelo who promptly knocked him back down.

Christmas Tree of Might[]

To be added.

Lord Slug Abridged[]

To be added.

Revenge of Cooler Abridged[]

Krillin went camping with Goku, Gohan and Oolong, cooking and speculating the Goku caught a large fish as he heard shouting, attempting afterward to warn Gohan of several space invaders prior to both being knocked unconscious. Once regaining his composure, Krillin hid with both Oolong and Icarus while searching for Goku and Gohan, encountering a dead rabbit at one point and then Goku and Gohan as the two were trapped under rocks, questioning why they needed his help to get out since Goku was able to bench press a planet though going along anyway and getting the two out. Following this, he devised a plan for Gohan to get Senzu Beans from Korin using Icarus so they would not alert Cooler's henchmen while he watched over Goku, explaining that the last time he had went to see Korin he had forgotten his name and referring to him as "Whiskers the Wonder Cat", leading to an awkward encounter.

Krillin's defeat by Salza.

The following day, Krillin was relieved at Goku's status as he feared for the worst and continued watching over him until Gohan arrived with the Senzu Beans, questioning what head taken him so long and learning of Icarus seemingly being killed. As Krillin was about to take them, Salza burned them, leading Krillin to become enraged as he swore that those were their only hope and charging him, putting up a short fight before being disposed of. After Goku defeated both Salza and Cooler, Krillin recovered and came to him as he laid on the ground.

Cooler 2: The Return of Cooler's Revenge – The Reckoning[]

Krillin traveled to New Namek with Goku, Gohan, Piccolo, Master Roshi and Yajirobe. The group found themselves being confronted by henchmen of Cooler, who came out afterward. After Cooler said that he and his henchmen were going to fuck the planet both figuratively and literally, Krillin said that just because it could not reject him did not mean it was giving consent and furthered that Freeza also had robots beforehand when he came back to Earth. After Cooler said that his ruling was far different since it was New Namek as opposed to Namek and thus different, Piccolo stated that it was about as different as he was from Freeza and Krillin shouted that shots had been fired, prompting Cooler to order his minions to kill him, though Krillin tried to get the last laugh in stating that Freeza had done this before him as well (not that it did anything for him since he still got thrown to the plateau). Krillin was knocked into Gohan after the two were both being beaten by the henchmen and asked Gohan if he had any ideas on how the pair could win the conflict, Piccolo telling the two that they would need to hit the minions really hard and the group breaking afterward. Krillin stated that he had waited his whole life for that moment in engaging the minion and was promptly injured when trying to deliver a blow (with an annoyed Piccolo reminding him to use his damn Kienzan), eventually being captured by the minions and taken back to the same location that all residents who had been defeated were being held in captivity, Krillin attempting to stop Yajirobe from being used in the process of aiding Cooler before he was saved by Piccolo who broke the group out. Krillin assumed afterward that Goku was dead again, once seeing the Big Gete star blow up and asked if the Namekians had the Dragon Balls, also noticing Vegeta who had arrived to assist in defeating Cooler. With the conflict now over, Krillin asked where Dende was since he was one who had invited the group over there to begin with.

Super Android 13[]

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Krillin dined with the Z-Fighters, namely Goku, Gohan, Chi-Chi, Future Trunks and Master Roshi, when the restaurant began shaking and moving as Android 14 and Android 15 attacked, Krillin managing to save several of the people that were also there and avoid being harmed in the explosion. Goku was followed by the androids into the arctic, Android 13 afterward arriving and Future Trunks and Vegeta combating the other two androids while Goku fought him. Krillin and Gohan at some point arrived at the scene though kept their presence hidden, Krillin then critiquing Gohan's choice to go to the arctic without so much as a stop or jacket. After Gohan acknowledged this but admitted he was just trying to get away from his mother, Krillin forgave him and asked if he wanted to have a snowball fight, agreeing with him afterward that it was probably not the best time to do it.

Krillin in the hospital recovering from his injuries.

Goku proved to be competition to Android 13, prompting Krillin to tell him to send Android 13 back to Arkansas, the android retaliating by firing a shot at him and Krillin just barely dodging it. Future Trunks and Vegeta were able to defeat Androids 14 and 15, destroying them, but allowing Android 13 to garner their parts and merge them into himself, transforming into a more powerful form. In the ensuring fight, Vegeta attacked Super Android 13, only to be bested and thrown into Krillin, who afterward asked if Goku was okay following him being punched in the penis. When Goku recovered and prepared the Spirit Bomb while transformed into a Super Saiyan, Krillin expressed confusion with what was going on while at the same time showing compression that the move would save the day. After the Spirit Bomb killed Super Android 13, Krillin joined the others in resting in a hospital, commenting that he had been severely wounded by Vegeta and asked Goku if he had any more Senzu Beans after he spoke of them healing his penis. Future Trunks expressed concern about there being more androids and Krillin noted he had a thought about the notion, the pair destroying the base of Dr. Gero afterward.

Broly: The Legendary Super Saiyan[]

Krillin attended the wedding of Korin and Yajirobe and during the reception sang "Don't Stop Believein'" by Journey. Paragus and his minions arrived to collect Vegeta for rule on New Vegeta and Krillin joined in trying to prevent Master Roshi from coming aboard the ship, questioning how he was as strong as he appeared to be from being able to withstand the combined might of Oolong, Gohan and himself. Once on the planet, Vegeta gave Broly permission to bed Future Trunks, Krillin stating that Future Trunks did not have a womb and that he was not that curious when Gohan said they should investigate, though Gohan meant the planet. While they were looking around, Krillin, Gohan and Future Trunks noticed some slaves and came to speak to them, one being whipped by a minion and seemingly calling him "Daddy" as he whipped him, Krillin reacting in surprise until learning the name of the minion sounded similar and as the group began to engage the minions, Krillin tried portraying himself as a threat and instead appeared to be mentally ill, leading to the soldiers retreating as Krillin threw his fists around and Goku teleported directly into one by mistake.

Plan to Eradicate Christmas[]

Krillin only appears at the end of the special at Goku's house with Chi-Chi, greeting the rest of the Z-Fighters. When Gohan mentions that they met Santa, which Vegeta adding that they also killed him, Krillin concludes that he had to be there to understand what happened, and offers everyone eggnog, and Vegeta then punches him when mentioning "Boxing day", spilling Krillin's nog in the process.


Power Suppression[]

Because of his low power compared to the other Z-Fighters (minus Yamcha), Krillin can suppress his power to almost undetectable scales. This gives him an advantage in both reconnaissance, and sneak attacks against stronger foes. Krillin affectionately calls it "Stealth Mode".


  • Kamehameha: Taught to him by Master Roshi, Krillin can charge an amount of ki in his hands, and fire at his opponents. Despite knowing the technique, Krillin rarely uses it. First seen using it to stop Lord Slug's ship from crashing into Earth.
    • Master-Student Kamehameha: A team attack. Goku, Master Roshi, and Krillin combine their Kamehameha's into one big energy blast for extra damage. First used against Dr. Wheelo.
  • Scattering Bullet: Krillin fires a single blast that spreads out and attacks multiple enemies with great power. First used as a limit break to destroy a majority of the Saibamen after getting mocked too much. It eventually makes a triumphant return as a mid-coitus release that puts a permanent end to the "Krillin Owned Counter."
  • Multi-Form Technique: Krillin can create copies of himself togain an advantage, but it also cuts his Power Level in half in the process. First used in his fight against Nappa. Proves to be largely useless against opponents of high power level such as Nappa.
  • Kienzan (Destructo Disk): Krillin's signature attack. He charges a ki based disk and launches against his opponent. The big problem with it is that he can't control it's direction after throwing it. First used against Nappa. It's been a running gag in the series that Krillin doesn't use the Kienzan in dire moments, either because of low energy, or that he forgets about it.
  • Solar Flare: Borrowed from Tien, Krillin blinds opponents with a blinding light while also giving the victim a disturbing image. First used against Dodoria.

Running Gags[]

Krillin Owned Count[]

A running gag in the series is a counter known as the "Krillin Owned Count", which records all the times Krillin has been physically or verbally abused, humiliated, or "owned". This attributes to the fact that he is the main bitch of the group.

As of the end of episode 60, the counter has been reset, and is effectively retired from the main series. As discussed on Twitch after the episode debut, Krillin's relationship with 18 going forward is only part of the reason the counter is retired. In the Buu Saga he is essentially relegated to being a background character, and any bad thing that happens to him in that saga happens to other people at the same time, thus negating the purpose of the gag.

# Picture Episode Description
Main Series
Krillin Owned Count: 1 Krillin Owned Count 1.jpg "The Return of Raditz!... Wait..." Raditz bitch-slaps Krillin into Kame House with his tail.
Krillin Owned Count: 2 Krillin Owned Count 2.jpg "And They All Lived Happily Ever... Oh..." Master Roshi tells Krillin to shut up after the latter blamed him for not stopping Piccolo from kidnapping Gohan.
Krillin Owned Count: 3 Krillin Owned Count 3.jpg "Snakeway to Heaven" Krillin is knocked off Kami's lookout by Mr. Popo for attempting to ask a question about the pecking order.
Krillin Owned Count: 4 Krillin Owned Count 4.jpg "No One Ever Listens to the Magical Dragon" During their training in pendulum room, Krillin is dragged into a pit by a Saiyan, gets beaten to a pulp, and then gets "greeted" by Mr. Popo.
Krillin Owned Count: 5-7 Krillin Owned Count 5.jpg "Nappa's Best Day Ever" Krillin attempts to use the Multi-Form technique against Nappa, but fails as all three clones get knocked down to the ground.
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Krillin Owned Count: 8 Krillin Owned Count 8.jpg "The Set Up" Krillin gets caught in the midst of one of Nappa's attacks.
Krillin Owned Count: 9 Krillin Owned Count 9.jpg "The Punchline (Part 2)" Krillin gets sent flying into a plateau by Vegeta because he never shut up.
Krillin Owned Count: 10 Krillin Owned Count 10.jpg "The Punchline (Part 3)" Vegeta bitch-slaps Krillin.
Krillin Owned Count: 11 Krillin Owned Count 11.jpg "Dr. Briefs Made This Episode In a Cave... WITHABOXOFSCRAPS!" Krillin owns himself with a bad CSI-esque one-liner after taking out two of Freeza's men.
Krillin Owned Count: 12 Krillin Owned Count 12.jpg "Namekimania 2011" Krillin is hit by Recoome's "Recoome Kick".
Krillin Owned Count: 13 Krillin Owned Count 13.jpg "Stop! Celebrate and Witness, Goku's Back From 100x Fitness!" Krillin starts foaming at the mouth from looking at Jeice and Burter's "Seizure Procedure ".
Krillin Owned Count: 14 (incorrectly labelled as Krillin Owned Count: 13) Krillin Owned Count 14.jpg "Grand Theft Goku" Krillin is bitch-slapped by Captain Ginyu in Goku's body for saying him as an space jerk.
Krillin Owned Count: 15-25 Krillin Owned Count 15.jpg "Nail is Piccolo, and So Can You!" Freeza impales and tortures Krillin with one of his horns (humorously gaining two "1UPs" in the process), before coldly tossing him into the lake below.
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Krillin Owned Count 18.jpg
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Krillin Owned Count: 26 Krillin Owned Count 26.jpg "Alien VS. Piccolo" Krillin owns himself again by cracking his neck.
Krillin Owned Count: 27 Krillin Owned Count 27.jpg "Leave It To Freezer" Freeza vomits while being spun around by Goku, with the vomit flying directly towards Krillin's face.
Krillin Owned Count: 28 Krillin Owned Count 28.jpg "Freeza Burn" Freeza blows Krillin up in the air for asking if he didn't take a joke.
Krillin Owned Count: 29 Krillin Owned Count 29.jpg "There's Something About Maron" Krillin gets busted for "insurance fraud" and is told by Maron (who was working undercover for the "State Fraud Bureau") to pay back everything he bought with the money he received.
Krillin Owned Count: 30 Krillin Owned Count 30.jpg "Dr. Gero or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Androids" Krillin gets beaten into submission by Dr. Gero before the doctor escapes to his lab, leaving Krillin lying on the ground, whining in pain. This is reference to the 2012 film "Marvel's The Avengers" in which Loki suffers a similar fate at the hand of the Incredible Hulk.
Krillin Owned Count: 31 Krillin Owned Count 31.jpg "The Trouble With Time Travel" Chi-Chi smacks Krillin in the head with the front door, giving him a knot on his head.
Krillin Owned Count: 32 Krillin Owned Count 32.jpg "Advanced Geometry" Krillin flies straight into Bulma's windshield.
Krillin Owned Count: 33 Krillin Owned Count 33.jpg "The "Perfect" Guy" Krillin gets bitch-slapped by Semi-Perfect Cell's tail into a mountain.
Krillin Owned Count: 34 Krillin Owned Count 34.jpg Krillin is sent flying by Semi-Perfect Cell's ki blast.
Krillin Owned Count: 35 Krillin Owned Count 35.jpg "Flashpoint" Perfect Cell kicks Krillin, breaking his neck and sending him straight through a plateau.
Krillin Owned Count: 36 Krillin Owned Count 36.jpg "My Body is a Temple'O'Trunks" Krillin indirectly suggests that Vegeta should retire and promptly receives a blow to the face.
Krillin Owned Count: 37-39 Krillin Owned Count 37.jpg "Cell-Out" (Part 1) A Cell JR. kicks Krillin down to the ground.
Krillin Owned Count 38.jpg The same Cell JR. kicks Krillin in the ribs twice.
Krillin Owned Count 39.jpg
Krillin Owned Count: RESET Ownednomore.png "Cell-Out" (Part 3) Krillin having a sex with Android 18 and his Krillin Owned Count is reduced to 1 (or likely 0), the final mark being blown to nothingness by his "Scatter Shot".
Krillin Owned Count: BOOM Krillin Owned Count BOOM.jpg "Then Who Was Monkey?" Gets bitch-slapped by Raditz's tail again, causing the counter to rapidly increase in numbers to the point of 10 where it overloads and explodes.
Krillin Owned Count: 1 "Atop the Fourth Wall - The Invincible Four of Kung-Fu & Ninja 1" After Linkara referring to one of the Mooks as "Krillin" and reading his thought bubble saying that Krillin is no longer allowed to think.
Evolution Krillin Owned Count: 1 Evolution Krillin Owned Count 1.jpg "Honest Trailers - Dragonball Evolution (feat. TeamFourStar)" In the honest trailer of Dragon Ball Evolution by Screen Junkies starring Team Four Star, Krillin gets owned when he finds out he's not in the movie. However, considering the movie's misrepresentation of the characters, this was probably a blessing in disguise.
Hallowned Count: 1 Hallowned Count 1.jpg "Celloween: A FLIGHT OUT OF CELL" Krillin gets rammed through the wall of a plane by Cell.

Senzu Bean[]

Another running gag is when a character is either injured, humiliated or destroyed, Krillin yells "SENZU BEAN!" and tosses a Senzu Bean at them. So far, this running gag has only appeared in Episodes 36 and 37:

  • Goku - During the battle with Android 19, Goku (in his Super Saiyan form) asks Krillin for a Senzu. Despite catching and eating the Senzu bean, the effects of the bean made Goku's heart condition worse.
  • Piccolo - After getting up from faking an injury by Android 20 (Dr. Gero), Piccolo demands "Where was MY Senzu Bean?". Krillin throws the bean, but Piccolo makes no effort to catch it (unlike Goku). The bean hits Piccolo in the face, making him frustrated (judging by his facial expressions).
  • Yamcha - After admitting how he'll just get in the way during the battle (Which everyone agreeing in an unhelpful manner, to the point where Vegeta angrily questions why Yamcha's even there), Yamcha, like Piccolo before him, recieves a Senzu Bean to the face from Krillin. Humiliated at how he gets a Senzu Bean, even after he just took one from Bulma right before entering the battlefield, Yamcha sarcastically bids the rest of the Z Fighters "You know what? Have fun!" before flying off with an unconscious Goku.
  • Android 19 - Android 19 also receives a Senzu to the face (Though it should be noted that after his battle with Vegeta, his face is all that remains). On top of that, Android 19 also gets a dog treat thrown at him by Vegeta, a reference to how Vegeta used to treat Guldo like a dog prior to joining the Z Fighters.
  • Vegeta also asks for a Senzu Bean after Gero escapes, but it turns out that unlike what everyone thought, Krillin wasn't simply giving the beans away.
  • In Episode 37, Piccolo again asks for a Senzu prior to escaping and challenging Dr. Gero. The exchange goes as such:
    • Piccolo: Krillin, Senzu Bean.
      Krillin: Senzu Bean?
      Piccolo: Senzu Bean.
      Krillin: SENZU BEAN!!!!
  • In Episode 60, part 2, after Gohan disposes of the Cell Jrs., Trunks references the gag by softly exclaiming "Senzu bean!" while tossing a bean at Krillin's face while the latter was unconscious. Trunks then apologizes and puts the bean in Krillin's mouth for him.


Krillin's technique, the Kienzan (translated to mean energy disk) is his most dangerous and damaging attack. Because the disk is so sharp and made of energy it can cut through opponents that are much stronger than him (with the exception of Cell who was so much stronger that the disk disintegrated when it hit him (in the Manga this doesn't happen and it's actually stated that the Kienzan can cut through anything)) In spite of the fact that in most situations it's practically a one hit kill, he never seems to use it when it counts either from not having enough energy or just forgetting that he can use it. Krillin is called out on this fact as there were many situations where he could have solved everything with it. Even more infuriating is the fact that he also knows the Solar Flare which can blind his opponents which would compensate for the biggest weakness of the Kienzan (the fact that he cannot control it once it's thrown) into an almost unbeatable combo. This is even mentioned indirectly by Gohan during the Namek/Freeza Saga.

Krillin: I used the Solar Flare to blind him.

Gohan: And then you cut him in half with your Kienzan?

Krillin: aaaaah.....

Freeza: I will mount your head where my tail used to be!!

Krillin: To answer your question Gohan, No, I did not do that.


When Krillin feels scared, he will sometimes scream "QUACK!" out loud for no apparent reason.

Goku: FInally, I'm on planet Namek!

Krillin: (In the distance) HEEEEELP USSS!!!

Goku: So serene!

Krillin: (In the distance) Oh god he's killing us!

Goku: I... think I hear a duck. But this far out in space? That doesn't make any sense!

(Awkward silence)

Krillin: (In the distance) QUAAAAACK!

Goku: Oh no! That's Krillin!


Appearances of Krillin in DragonBall Z Abridged
Season 1
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Season 2
11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Season 3
31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
M1 M2 M3 M4 M5 M6 M7 M8
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
No No Yes Yes
Kai Abridged
Kai1 Kai2 Kai2.9 Kai3 Kai3.5
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
  • Note 1: Only has a voice over part in Plans to Eradicate Christmas.


Krillin: So you’re his brother huh? Wow, that must mean you’ll be involved in lots of future events, right? Right?
(Raditz slaps Krillin with his tail, sending him crashing through Kame House)
[Krillin Owned Count: 1]
Krillin: What did I say?
Goku: Hey! Stop hitting Krillin!
Raditz: Why?
Goku: Because, you’re breaking Kame House!
Krillin: (weakly) Yeah... Stop breaking Kame House... — Episode 1: The Return of Raditz!... Wait...

(Raditz knees Goku in the stomach and flies off taking Gohan as a hostage.)
Goku: Quick! Somebody stop him! (crickets chirp in silence) Damnit Krillin!
Krillin: Hey! I was bitch-slapped through a house! What’s your excuse?!
Goku: I was kneed in the stomach! — Episode 1: The Return of Raditz!... Wait...

Bulma: I can’t believe he’s gone.
Piccolo: Yeah, pity that. RRRRRRAAAAHHH! (regenerates his left arm)
Krillin: Wait, what the hell? You can regenerate?
Piccolo: Yeah. And you know what else?
Krillin: What?
Piccolo: (quickly) I’m taking Gohan. Bye! (takes Gohan and flies off)
Krillin: Quick! Somebody stop him! (crickets chirp in silence) Dammit Roshi!
Master Roshi: Shut up, Krillin.
[Krillin Owned Count: 2]
Krillin: Aww... — Episode 2: And They All Lived Happily Ever... Oh...

Mr. Popo: Alright maggots, listen up! Popo’s about to teach you the pecking order! It goes you, the dirt, the worms inside of the dirt, Popo’s stool, Kami, then Popo. Any questions?
Krillin: Uh, yeah, I-- (cut to outside shot of lookout as a hitting sound can be heard, followed by a black dot falling off said lookout) AAAAAAAGGGGGHHHH!
[Krillin Owned Count: 3]
Mr. Popo: Enjoy the climb back up, BITCH! — Episode 4: Snakeway to Heaven

(A Saiyan's hand grabs Krillin's foot)
Krillin: Oh God, why?!
(Krillin gets pulled inside the hole and screams while punching sounds are heard)
Krillin: Oh, God. This can’t possibly get any worse.
Mr. Popo: Hi~.
(Krillin screams louder.)
[Krillin Owned Count: 4]Episode 6: No One Ever Listens to the Magical Dragon

Gohan: So how was your training, Krillin?
(Krillin begins whimpering while Mr. Popo can be heard laughing and his eyes comes up behind Krillin.)
Krillin: (crying) First rule of Popo’s training: Do not talk about Popo’s training!
Gohan: Krillin, why are you crying?
Krillin: (crying) Second rule of Popo’s training... — Episode 7: Saiyans? On My Planet? (It's More Likely Than You Think)

Krillin: Yamcha... Yamcha! Yamcha was our friend... and you bastards killed him! Don’t worry, Yamcha; I’ll avenge you!
Piccolo: Oh right, YOU’RE going to avenge him. The five-year-old over here is stronger than you are!
Krillin: But I—
Piccolo: Face it, you’re pretty much here as a meat shield.
(Krillin gets angry)
Nappa: Ha! Look at him, Vegeta. He’s like the Raditz of their group!
Krillin: That’s it! I can’t take it anymore! I can only be pushed so far! KRILLIN LIMIT BREEEEEAK!!!!
(Krillin kills four Saibamen using Scatter Shot)
Krillin: That was...for Yamcha.
Vegeta: Congratulations, you just destroyed the equivalent of three Raditz.
Krillin: That’s right! What now you son of a bi—
Vegeta: Nappa here is worth five Raditz...
Krillin: I uh...what?
Vegeta: ...and I am worth 15 Raditz.
Krillin: I....aww.
Nappa: Aw, come on, don’t get so down on yourself. At least you’ve proven that your Raditz is still stronger than our Raditz. — Episode 8: Nappa's Best Day Ever

Krillin: you have a plan?
Piccolo: That depends; can you get him in a Full Nelson?
Krillin: Any plans that don’t involve killing me?
Piccolo: Well, there is the multi-form technique.
Krillin: But doesn’t that cut our power levels by—
Piccolo: Plan A or Plan B, Krillin!
Krillin: Plan B! Plan B! — Episode 8: Nappa's Best Day Ever

(Nappa had just deflected Gohan's Masenko into a plateau)
Gohan: I’m sorry, Mister Piccolo. I-I failed you
Krillin: You sure did! I uh... I mean... sorry for your loss
Nappa: Well, it’s been fun, kid—I mean, for me, not for you. As for you, everyone important to you is dead.
Krillin: Hey, I’m still alive!
Nappa: Everyone important!
Krillin: ......dammit. — Episode 9: The Set Up

Bulma: Well, congratulations. You've single-handedly doomed us all!
Krillin: I didn't see you do anything!
Bulma: What exactly did you expect me to do?!
Krillin: Well I dunno, maybe you could've bitched at him, how 'bout that? That's all you appear to be good for these days! Huh? Used your bitch-fu on him? "Bulma, the Mistress of Bitching", that's what they should call you!
Krillin: Seriously, five ancient sages of bitchdom all gathered together one day on the peaks of Mount Bitch to proclaim your birth! And a hundred years later, when all the bitch stars had aligned, you were born and made everybody's life around you a living hell, because YOU ARE SUCH A BITCH! — Episode 18: It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Saiyan

Piccolo: What’s going on? He’s just standing there with his hands up.
Krillin: (thinking) Wait a second. (extremely loud) HE’S USING THE SPIRIT BOMB!
Freeza: The Spirit whats-it-now?
Goku: (thinking) Oh no.
Piccolo: Would you stop screaming?
Piccolo: Shut up!
Krillin: Too scared!
Piccolo: Dammit! — Episode 29: Freeza Burn

Krillin: Whoa -oh! For a moment there I thought that was gonna be me!
Freeza: Oh-hoh. You’re next.
Krillin: Wait, what did I do to you?!
Freeza: Remember my tail?!
Krillin: Can’t you take a joke?
(Freeza gives an ugly stare at Krillin while Krillin gives a smile)
(Krillin swells up and explodes as Goku and Gohan watch in horror.)
[Krillin Owned Count: 28]Episode 29: Freeza Burn

Piccolo: Alright, we've got a lot of ground to cover.
Krillin: Please don't say what I think you're gonna say!
Piccolo: We should probably...
Krillin: Here it comes...
Piccolo: ...stick together for safety.
Tien: I dunno. Probably cover more ground if we split up.
Piccolo: Nah, he's got a good point.
Krillin: AH GREEN GOD DAMMIT! — Episode 38: Dr. Gero or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Androids

Trunks: Oh, good, the Senzu worked. You know, it's too bad you don't have Saiyan biology. At this point, you'd probably be unstoppable.
Krillin: I know, right? Also Vegeta's gonna die.
Trunks: What? How do you...
Krillin: Trunks, do you have any idea how many times I've been hit by someone stronger than me since I became an adult?
Trunks: How would I know that?
Krillin: Every time! Barring your mother and Chi-Chi, literally, every time!
Trunks: And?
Krillin: And I know when someone's holding back...TRUNKS.
Trunks: Okay, I can explain.
Krillin: I don't think you can. — Episode 52: Flashpoint

Krillin: You've been holding back this entire time?!
Trunks: Okay, you're right! When I was training in the Time Chamber, I found a way to surpass my father! But he doesn't know-- And if he found out...
Krillin: Then he'd be mad at you?! Listen, I like the guy, but his default emotion is angry!
Trunks: It's more than anger, it's pride! It would shatter him!
Krillin: And because of that, 18 had to die?!
Trunks: What does it matter?! That was your plan the entire-- (sees Krillin on the verge of tears) Oh... Shit.... — Episode 52: Flashpoint

Krillin: I'm surprised you knew I'd be here.
Android 18: Seemed like the obvious pick.
(fades over to an outside shot of Kame House with a car outside)
Krillin: True! So, um. What can I do you for?
Android 18: I made a promise to myself, and I'm here to keep it.
Krillin: Wanna see a movie? Or...
Android 18: Dude, drop your pants.
Krillin: Oh, oh! O-okay, but, um, j-j-just a heads up. I'm a grower. (drops his pants, which is followed by an audible meaty thud)
Android 18:!
Krillin: What?
Android 18: Get on the bed.
Krillin: Yes, ma'am!
(Krillin Owned Count drops down from 39 to 38)
(the scene cuts to credits. Then, the scene cut back to outside Kame House with Krillin being heard panting and Android 18 moaning along with a mattress squeaking, clearly indicating they are engaging in sexual intercourse. The Krillin Owned Count is now at 1)
Krillin: SCATTER BULLET! (fires a blast at the night sky, which splits and destroys the Krillin Owned Count meter) Haha!
Android 18: Uff, wow... — Episode 60: Cell-Out, Part 3


  • After having sex with Android #18, Krillin's entire Krillin Owned Count was reset, the last tick being blown into smithereens by Krillin's "Scatter Shot". This represents the change in status quo upon the end of Season 3, Krillin (at least to a lesser extent) stops getting owned, as well as the Krillin Owned Count finally being retired.
  • He has stated in "The Return of Raditz!... Wait..." that he goes to therapy because of everyone's constant insults.
  • Krillin likely has a condition known as synesthesia. This can be assumed based on his commentary of saying that he "can taste that" when he senses power levels. It's an involuntary activation of one's sensory or cognitive pathways in response to another.
  • Krillin is explicitly stated to be a Buddhist, and in one case shouted a reference to it in panic. Despite this, he doesn't appear to hold his religion on any level of sacred, and has quoted the Christian Bible in his favor at least once.
  • While Vegeta hates Krillin, he is still only "the second most annoying bald person he's ever had the displeasure to work with", the first being Nappa. Ironically, Krillin has expressed that he likes Vegeta and has even tried to extend friendship to the irate Saiyan Prince on at least one occasion.
  • Bulma has declared that Krillin is Asian. However, his last name is Sanchez, meaning he's also Latino (since Krillin used that name while taking out a huge life insurance policy).
  • Despite Krillin's status as a joke character, both Nappa and Vegeta have acknowledged him as being stronger than Raditz. He's also generally held in higher regard than Yamcha and even Tenshinhan.
  • Krillin is one of only two characters to appear in every episode of the second season, the other being Gohan.
    • Krillin and Gohan are also tied for the most appearances in the third season, with both of them appearing in all but one episode. This means Krillin appears in the second most amount of episodes total, after Gohan (who appeared in exactly one more).
  • He has a bad memory with names. Last time Krillin was at Korin Tower he forgot Korin's name and called him Whiskers the Wonder-cat (this is a reference to the first English dub of Dragon Ball by Gold Harmony in which many characters were renamed for English, Korin was renamed "Whiskers the Wonder Cat")
  • Krillin has his own Lets play series as part of TFS Gaming, during which Vegeta forces Krillin to play specifically horror-themed video games, much to his anxiety.
  • Lanipator stated at the 2012 Youmacon that out of all the abridged series Krillin was his favorite character to voice, as he has "the best punch drunk lines".
    • Lanipator also revealed that the voice for Krillin was based after Dan Gascon in the Blue Water dub of Dragon Ball GT.
  • Cell asked Tenshinhan when confronted by him if Krillin was busy as a means of mocking the weaker Tenshinhan, though he was correct as Krillin had gone to retrieve a detonator from Bulma.
  • Android 16 might see Krillin as a duck, due to him 'quacking' out of nervousness at the mention of Goku's name, with Android 16 scanning Krillin as 'Duck?'.
    • However, this can be averted as he also calls Vegeta and Future Trunks a bird.
  • Goku thought getting Gohan to transform into a Super Saiyan would be difficult since Krillin was not there to die during their stay in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber.
  • Krillin is treated surprisingly as the second butt monkey of the TFS universe. The first arguably goes to Yamcha, as he is treated as even more weak and useless than Krillin, which can be due to the fact that he isn't exactly the strongest of the Z-Fighters in the canon series anyway, although his two most powerful techniques are the Rōgafūfūken (Wolf Fang Fist) and the Sōkidan (Spirit Ball), which are surprisingly powerful attacks. Although Krillin has been said to be the strongest Earthling, as well as the inventor of the Kienzan (Destructo Disk), therefore making him much less pathetic.
  • Krillin is aware of Dumplin's Church of the Fuck Box and even says one of their quotes when fighting "Get Dumped!".
    • He is also a worshipper of the Church of Fuck Box and even wears Dumplin's color scheme.
  • The running gag of characters firing their energy attacks as their climax during intercourse continues with Krillin's Scatter Shot.
  • The post-credit scene of episode 60 implies that Krillin is very well hung. Based on the fact that his erect penis hits the ground when he drops his pants, and that his canon height is 5'0, and that his pelvis is about 3/7 of his height, his penis is at least 20 inches long.


  1. The Return of Raditz! ... Wait...
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Set Up
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 The Punchline
  4. 4.0 4.1 There's Something About Maron
  5. Battlefield Ee-arth
  6. Cold Cuts
  7. 7.0 7.1 News of Future Past
  8. The Island of Dr. Gero
  9. 9.0 9.1 Super Saiyan Swagger
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 16, 17, and 18 Things I Hate About You
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 The Trouble With Time Travel
  12. Fear and Loathing in Ginger Town
  13. Cell Service
  14. 14.0 14.1 Cell Reception
  15. Hyperbolic Plot Device
  16. Percussive Maintenance
  17. 17.0 17.1 Family Reunion
  18. Advanced Geometry
  19. A Raging Semi
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 The "Perfect" Guy
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 Flashpoint
  22. My Body is a Temple'O'Trunks
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  25. 25.0 25.1 Deities, Devils, and Doing the Dirty
  26. Opening Serumonies*
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 27.3 Saiyans? On My Planet? (It's More Likely Than You Think)
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 Looks Like The Z-Warriors Are Blasting Off Again!
  29. 29.0 29.1 29.2 29.3 29.4 29.5 29.6 29.7 Nail is Piccolo, and so can you!
  30. 30.0 30.1 Dr. Gero or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Androids
  31. 31.0 31.1 My Body is a Temple'O'Trunks
  32. 32.0 32.1 Nappa's Best Day Ever
  33. DragonBall Z Abridged Movie: Lord Slug
  34. Namekimania 2011
  35. DragonBall Z Abridged Movie: Super Android 13
  36. DragonBall Z Abridged Movie: Revenge of Cooler
  37. Stop! Celebrate and Witness, Goku's Back From 100X Fitness!
  38. 38.0 38.1 Freeza: The Final Cut
  39. Happily Ever Afterlife
  40. A Lovely Bunch of Dragonballs
  41. 41.0 41.1 41.2 Cell-Out
  42. Snakeway to Heaven
  43. The Best Laid Plans of Saiyans and Nameks
  44. 到着を恐怖!! 敬礼, ギニュー特戦隊!!
  45. 45.0 45.1 Alien VS. Piccolo
  46. The Saiyan Formerly Known As Prince
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