What's Pilaf's back story?

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What's Pilaf's back story?

Post by flashback0180 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:36 pm

I know he had a castle and was called king , but king to who? Who is he really?

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Re: What's Pilafs back story?

Post by precita » Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:45 pm

He was a self proclaimed king, he didn't really rule over anyone. His design almost makes me think he could be from the demon realm, although this has obviously never been stated.

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Re: What's Pilafs back story?

Post by DragonBallLove » Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:01 pm

Just another monster-type earthling warlord with a wish.

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Re: What's Pilaf's back story?

Post by Marco Polo » Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:32 pm

Pilaf/Mai/Shu are kinda like evil counterparts of Goku/Bulma/Oolong. They even managed to find a Dragon Ball by themselves (the One-Star one).

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Re: What's Pilaf's back story?

Post by Xeogran » Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:32 pm

His father wanted to be a Kami of the Earth but got overtaken by the Nameless Namekian.

..no? :silent:

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Post by Doctor. » Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:52 pm

DragonBallLove wrote:Just another monster-type earthling warlord with a wish.
He's somehow a tech genius, too.

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Re: What's Pilaf's back story?

Post by KBABZ » Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:26 pm

I figure he either found/inherited the castle he owns. As a kid I kinda assumed he and Garlic Jr. were related in some way, which obviously isn't true.
Marco Polo wrote:Pilaf/Mai/Shu are kinda like evil counterparts of Goku/Bulma/Oolong. They even managed to find a Dragon Ball by themselves (the One-Star one).
Don't forget the one they put in the box in the Baba (Yaga) Saga!

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Re: What's Pilafs back story?

Post by DragonBallLove » Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:14 am

Doctor. wrote:
DragonBallLove wrote:Just another monster-type earthling warlord with a wish.
He's somehow a tech genius, too.
That he is, as shown recently on Super. And inventing a Dragon Radar (albeit a very big and cumbersome one)

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Re: What's Pilafs back story?

Post by KBABZ » Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:54 pm

DragonBallLove wrote:
Doctor. wrote:
DragonBallLove wrote:Just another monster-type earthling warlord with a wish.
He's somehow a tech genius, too.
That he is, as shown recently on Super. And inventing a Dragon Radar (albeit a very big and cumbersome one)
Huh, I always kinda assumed that was all Shu and Mai! Kinda of a huge achievement for them considering that the Red Ribbon Army, who had Dr. Gero's aid, were unable to make a a Radar with an accuracy within a kilometer or two.

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Re: What's Pilafs back story?

Post by Doctor. » Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:34 am

DragonBallLove wrote:
Doctor. wrote:
DragonBallLove wrote:Just another monster-type earthling warlord with a wish.
He's somehow a tech genius, too.
That he is, as shown recently on Super. And inventing a Dragon Radar (albeit a very big and cumbersome one)
I assume the mechs were all built by him, too.

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Re: What's Pilafs back story?

Post by Marco Polo » Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:44 pm

KBABZ wrote:
DragonBallLove wrote:
Doctor. wrote: He's somehow a tech genius, too.
That he is, as shown recently on Super. And inventing a Dragon Radar (albeit a very big and cumbersome one)
Huh, I always kinda assumed that was all Shu and Mai! Kinda of a huge achievement for them considering that the Red Ribbon Army, who had Dr. Gero's aid, were unable to make a a Radar with an accuracy within a kilometer or two.
Dr. Gero probably didn't care about Commander Red's search for the Dragon Balls. He was focused on his robot and android stuff.

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Re: What's Pilaf's back story?

Post by GreatSaiyaman123 » Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:13 pm

Well, he's the King of Mai and Shu.
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Re: What's Pilaf's back story?

Post by Lord Frieza » Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:49 pm

My head cannon backstory for him is that he's an incompetent, yet brilliant vending machine repair man who developed a napoleon complex.

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Re: What's Pilaf's back story?

Post by floofychan333 » Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:45 pm

Xeogran wrote:His father wanted to be a Kami of the Earth but got overtaken by the Nameless Namekian.

..no? :silent:
No, he's not Garlic Jr, though they look a bit similar. Pilaf is way more funny though.

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Re: What's Pilaf's back story?

Post by Steven Bloodriver » Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:35 pm

flashback0180 wrote:I know he had a castle and was called king , but king to who? Who is he really?
1) Of his only living Servants, Mai and Shu.

2) A jerk with a heart of gold.

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Re: What's Pilafs back story?

Post by KBABZ » Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:43 pm

Marco Polo wrote:
KBABZ wrote:
DragonBallLove wrote: That he is, as shown recently on Super. And inventing a Dragon Radar (albeit a very big and cumbersome one)
Huh, I always kinda assumed that was all Shu and Mai! Kinda of a huge achievement for them considering that the Red Ribbon Army, who had Dr. Gero's aid, were unable to make a a Radar with an accuracy within a kilometer or two.
Dr. Gero probably didn't care about Commander Red's search for the Dragon Balls. He was focused on his robot and android stuff.
Dunno, he certainly had far more time for that after Goku defeated them, but I suspect that he was skilled in other areas and the RRA used his expertise for that stuff. Now, given the quality of the Dragon Radar, it's possible that he purposefully didn't put that much effort into it and feigned that it was the best he could do so that he could focus on his Androids.

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