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Amond
アモンド (Amondo)
Anime
Amond (Anime)
English Name(s) Amond (Bandai/Carddass)
Amond (FUNi/1998)
Amond (FUNi/2005)
Amond (Bandai Namco)
Name Pun Almond
Anime Debut Dragon Ball Z Movie 3
Japanese VA Banjō Ginga
Ocean Dub VA Paul Dobson[1]
FUNi Dub VA Paul Slavens
Personal Data
Gender Male
Occupation Criminal
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Amond is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball franchise, serving as a henchman in the Tullece Corps under Tullece himself, originally debuting in the third theatrical Dragon Ball Z film in July 1990.

Biography

Amond moves at high speed to reflect Kuririn's Kienzan.
Son Goku defeats all members of the Tullece Corps.
The Tullece Corps members appear in a story mode side mission in Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission.
Amond appears during the story mode in Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X.
Amond appears during Note's side story in Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission.

Originally a villainous criminal traveling around the galaxy, Amond was arrested by the space police organization and jailed on Planet Nutz. He broke out when Tullece attacked Nutz, and became one of Tullece's men.[2] Amond is the largest of the Tullece Corps members, but is still quite agile.[3] With braided long hair and both ears pierced[3], Amond also sports a large scar on his left cheek (running all the way down to his chin). Amond's outfit includes four horns (two on each shoulder), and a piece of protective gear on his right hand (the same that Daiz and Tullece also sport).[2] Amond is also notable for use of the "-desse" expression.[4][2]

Amond's battle power is 9100.[5]

Dragon Ball Z: A Super Decisive Battle for Earth

Along with the Tullece Corps, Amond scouts Earth as a planting ground for the Tree of Godly Might. On the planet's surface, Amond uses an explosive technique from two fingers to create a hole which Daiz flips the tree's seed into.[6] Amond and the rest of the Tullece Corps confront Son Goku and the others following the tree's growth. Amond does battle with Kuririn, turning at high speeds to reflect the Kienzan.[7] Amond and the other Tullece Corps members later attack Goku all at once, who grows angry and defeats them in front of Tullece.[6][3]

Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission

In the lower-path side mission of the Saiyan arc, the player encounters the Tullece Corps (named the "Crusher Tullece Corps" here), having planted the Tree of Godly Might on Earth. Following the player's battle with Rezun and Rakasei alongside Tenshinhan and Chiaotzu, the player then challenges Amond alongside Kuririn (with an "Ultra Clear" condition of defeating him within four rounds). Amond states that no-one can destroy the tree, and to not underestimate them (in dialog stripped verbatim from the third theatrical Dragon Ball Z film). Following Amond's defeat, the player goes on to challenge Cacao and Daiz, and then Tullece himself.[8]

Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2

TBD[9]

Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X

In the game's original story mode, portal 3-3 brings the player and Son Goten: Xeno to the base of the Tree of Godly Might. Bardock's teammates — Selypa, Totapo, Toma, and Pumbukin — are also there, seeking out the tree's fruit. Amond arrives to protect the tree and its fruit, prompting a battle with the player. Upon defeating Amond, the player moves on to battling Cacao and Daiz, followed by Tullece himself.[10]

Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission

In the chapter 1 side story "Note's Adventure", though Great Saiyaman III attempts to teleport Note somewhere safe to train, she instead finds herself at the base of the Tree of Godly Might. Note rushes off to find Tullece: Xeno and his crew, only to find Caulifla and Kale have already done so. Great Saiyaman III can tell that Tullece has absorbed a Dark Dragon Ball, and asks Note to get closer to observe the situation. Tullece has seemingly offered the Saiyan women some of the fruit; Caulifla and Note are to keep watch while Tullece and his gang check things out, themselves. As Kale expresses her uncertainty, Note flies in to tell the two that they are being tricked.

After a brief scuffle, Caulifla agrees to side with Note. Tullece and his henchmen return, with Amond noting that they overheard everything being discussed. Tullece eats the fruit, powering up significantly, and attacks the group with his henchmen in tow. Upon their defeat, Note and the others go on to challenge Tullece directly.[11]

Name

Amond's name (アモンド Amondo) reduces the elongated syllable in the Japanese approximation of "almond" (アーモンド āmondo); all Tullece Corps members (Amond, Cacao, Daiz, Rakasei, and Rezun) feature names based on types of beans or nuts.

Amond is not referred to by name during the third theatrical Dragon Ball Z film; the character's name is first documented in the film's ending credits.

Production

Character biographies for Tullece and his henchmen, including Amond, from the brochure available to attendees of the Summer 1990 Toei Anime Fair.[2]
Back side of Amond's "Characters Collection" Carddass card

Amond's back-history regarding him being a galactic criminal arrested by the space police organization and subsequently jailed on Planet Nutz, where he later breaks out and joins with Tullece, is not present within the third theatrical Dragon Ball Z film where he appears; rather, this information is only included within the theatrical brochure as well as the Akira Toriyama: The World Anime Special book[12]. While this information is not included in later guidebooks, it is recycled for the back of Amond's "Characters Collection" Carddass card in 1994.[13]

Said reference to a "space police organization" is the first of its kind in the Dragon Ball franchise, and a likely lore predecessor to what would eventually become the Galactic Patrol.

Performance

Amond is played by Banjō Ginga in one of his many Dragon Ball franchise performances (alongside characters such as Giran, Captain Silver, and Bora). Alongside other voice actors, Ginga provided a comment for the Akira Toriyama - The World Anime Special book:

は〜っ!オレ様がアモンドでっせい!!ハッキリ言って、強いでっせい!でも性格はハッキリ言って、あんまり良くないでっせい!!(笑)。ターレス軍団一の巨大を持つアモンドが、悟空たちを相手に大暴れ!!楽しい『DBZ』を、存分にしんでくださいネ!!



Hah! I'm Amond!! To be frank, I'm strong! But my personality, to be frank, isn't very pleasant!! (laughs). As the largest member of the Tullece Corps, Amond goes on quite a rampage when fighting Goku and the others!! I hope you will wholeheartedly enjoy this fun "DBZ" story.
— Banjō Ginga, Akira Toriyama - The World Anime Special

In FUNimation's 1998 three-episode television presentation and subsequent uncut presentation of the third theatrical Dragon Ball Z film on home video, Amond is played by Paul Dobson[1]. In the company's 2005 redub of said film, Amond is played by Paul Slavens.

Amond (credited as "Almond") is played by Lutz Schnell in the German dub of the film produced by the AB Groupe.

Notable Appearances

Amond's debut Dragon Ball Heroes card, HG4-49, from the fourth update in the game's initial series

Amond's primary appearance is the third theatrical Dragon Ball Z film from 1990.

Amond makes playable video game appearances in the Dragon Ball Heroes game series, debuting as part of the fourth update in the game's initial series with HG4-49. These inclusions carry forward to the Nintendo 3DS games Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission, Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2, and Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X, where Amond makes various appearances in the new story modes, as well as appearances from the respective arcade game cards and missions. Though he is not part of the arcade content the game otherwise compiles, Amond appears in a story mode side mission and as a custom card creation option in Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission, where various statistics and techniques can be applied to him.

Amond also appears as a playable character in the mobile game Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle.

Techniques

Amond performs his Planet Bomb special attack in Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X on Nintendo 3DS

Planet Bomb

Planet Bomb (プラネットボム Puranetto Bomu) is Amond's primary special attack in Dragon Ball Heroes, as well as in Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle where it "causes damage and prevents super attack".[14] Planet Bomb in its various incarnations is available on Heroes cards HG4-49, HG4-50, HG5-23, HG5-24, HG8-24, SH4-22, and UM11-024.

Energy Bullet

Energy Bullet (エネルギー弾 Enerugī-dan) is a generic ki blast; alongside other characters, Amond has this ability in the Carddass series.

Universe Wrecker

Amond's Universe Wrecker (宇宙の壊し屋 Uchū no Kowashiya) is an ability in the Carddass series and Dragon Ball Heroes where, if the player's team's HP is below 50% at the end of the round, the enemy team's Hero Energy is reduced by 3. Universe Wrecker is available on Heroes cards HG5-24 and HG8-24.

Cruel Attack

Amond's Cruel Attack (残酷な攻撃 Zankokuna Kōgeki) is a special ability in Dragon Ball Heroes. If the attacker's special move is available for use, they may use this one-time ability to lock on to an enemy, reducing that character's guard by 1000 and making them the target of the attack. Cruel Attack is available on card HG8-24.

Frightening Gaze

Amond's Frightening Gaze (恐怖の視線 Kyōfu no Shisen) is a special ability in Dragon Ball Heroes. If the attacker's special move is available for use, they may use this one-time ability to lock on to an enemy, reducing that character's energy and making them the target of the attack. Frightening Gaze is available on card SH4-22.

Victorious Triple Attack

Amond's Victorious Triple Attack (勝利のトリプルアタック Shōri no Toripuru Atakku) is a special ability in Dragon Ball Heroes. Anytime after the start of the second round, the attacker may use this ability once during the team attack to perform a Triple Attack with their two teammates. Furthermore, if the enemy is hit by a Super Triple, the damage will be doubled. Victorious Triple Attack is available on card UM11-024.

Invulnerable Gigantic Warrior

Amond's Invulnerable Gigantic Warrior (鉄壁の巨漢戦士 Teppeki no Kyokan Senshi) is an ability in Dragon Ball Heroes that allows the player to take greatly reduced damage from attacks if their power is lower than the enemy's power. Invulnerable Gigantic Warrior is available on cards HG4-50, HG5-23, and UM11-024.

Fruit of the Tree of Godly Might

Amond's Fruit of the Tree of Godly Might (神精樹の実 Shinseiju no Mi) is an ability in Dragon Ball Heroes that grants "+1500 to Battle Power and Power" at the start of the second round. Fruit of the Tree of Godly Might is available on card HG4-49.

Gigantic Warrior

Amond's Gigantic Warrior (巨漢戦士 Kyokan Senshi) is a passive ability in Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle granting "ATK and DEF +10% for all allies".[14]

Notes

Amond uses the でっせ (desse) expression in place of a standard です (desu) state-of-being verb; this is a speech quirk notable in the Kansai dialect.

ターレス様。 お喜びください。 地球の土壌は神精樹を栽培するのに適しているようでっせ。



Tāresu-sama. Oyorokobi kudasai. Chikyū no dojō wa shinseiju o saibai suru no ni tekishite iru yō desse.



Lord Tullece. You will be most pleased. Earth's soil appears to be suitable for growing the Tree of Godly Might.
— Amond, Dragon Ball Z Movie 3

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 [citation needed]
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "最強にして凶悪!これがターレス軍団だ!!" Summer 1990 Toei Anime Fair: Akira Toriyama - The World program brochure. (p. 4)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Human Racial Dictionary". Dragon Ball Daizenshuu 7: Dragon Ball Large Encyclopedia. Japan: Shueisha, 05 February 1996. ISBN 4-08-782757-7. (p. 54)
  4. "LIBRARY OF ADVENTURE". Dragon Ball Daizenshuu 6: Movies & TV Specials. Japan: Shueisha, 04 December 1995. ISBN 4-08-782756-9. (p. 199)
  5. "DRAGON BALL Z ALL CHARACTERS". Summer 1990 Toei Anime Fair: Akira Toriyama - The World program brochure. (p. 17)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Dragon Ball Z: A Super Decisive Battle for Earth. Japan: 1990 Toei Anime Fair (Summer). 07 July 1990.
  7. "DBZ THE MOVIE BATTLE STORIES". Dragon Ball Daizenshuu 6: Movies & TV Specials. Japan: Shueisha, 04 December 1995. ISBN 4-08-782756-9. (p. 61)
  8. Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission. Japan: Bandai, Dimps. Nintendo 3DS. 28 February 2013.
  9. Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2. Japan: Bandai, Dimps. Nintendo 3DS. 07 August 2014.
  10. Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X. Japan: Bandai, Dimps. Nintendo 3DS. 27 April 2017.
  11. Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission. Japan: Bandai Namco, Dimps. Nintendo Switch, PC (Steam). First released: 04 April 2019.
  12. アニメ設定資料館. Akira Toriyama - The World Anime Special. Japan: Shueisha, 10 October 1990. (p. 186)
  13. #35: Amond. Carddass Characters Collection. Bandai: June 1994.
  14. 14.0 14.1 @TheGrimKnight75 (28 March 2020). Twitter. Retrieved: 28 March 2020.