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Borgos
BorgosNV
Totepo
Anime name Borgos
Debut Bardock - The Father of Goku (October 1990)
Appears in Bardock - The Father of Goku
Race Saiyan
Date of death Age 737
Allegiance Planet Trade Organization (Soldier in the Saiyan Army, member of Bardock's Elite, ??? - 737 Age)
Family Bardock (leader)
Shugesh (comrade)
Tora (comrade)
Fasha (comrade)

Borgos (トテポ; Totepo) is the largest member of Bardock's Elite.

His original name is a pun on the word 'potato'. This was dubbed as 'Borgos' for the English release of Bardock: The Father of Goku.

BiographyEdit

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A large, balding Saiyan best described as silent and having quite the appetite, Borgos is a low-class mercenary who works as part of a small platoon comprised of four other Saiyan soldiers (Bardock, Tora, Fasha and Shugesh). Together, the five make a living by traveling to various planets where they decimate the defenses of these civilizations and prepare them for Frieza's planetary market.

After clearing a society on the Planet Kanassa and returning to Planet Vegeta, Bardock, the team's leader, is placed in recovery. While he is still out of commission, the capable soldiers Borgos, Tora, Fasha and Shugesh are instructed to clear the civilization of Planet Meat. Before long during their visit to the planet, the group encounters one of Frieza's most esteemed minions and his elites that (under Frieza's orders) betray and make short work of the Saiyans. Borgos and Tora last the longest against the elite warriors but Borgos is unfortunately finished off with a powerful punch to the face.

PersonalityEdit

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An interesting note is that in the original Japanese version of Bardock - The Father of Goku, Borgos is almost completely silent, the only exception being the battle cry he utters before being killed by Dodoria's Elite. In the FUNimation dub however, the character was given three extra lines.

Special abilitiesEdit

  • Flight, the ability to fly with the use of ki.
  • Great Ape, as with all Saiyans with a tail, Borgos has the ability to transform into a Great Ape at the sight of a full moon (or another source of Blutz waves).
  • Mouth Blast, It is unkown if Totepo can preform this technique while in his base form, but he is seen using the mouth blast in his Great Ape form during the TV special Bardock - The Father of Goku.

Voice ActorsEdit

TriviaEdit

  • In his Great Ape transformation, Borgos does not appear to retain the scars noticeable on his untransformed body. However this is not unheard of; on the contrary the reverse appears more often in the series, where a character is wounded as a Great Ape, and upon their regression, are left with the battle scar (Vegeta's eye during his conflict with Goku, and Shugesh's cheek after an encounter with an offensive Kanassan, for example).
  • In Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3, Borgos' face is shown whenever Bardock does his Final Spirit Cannon.
  • In Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru's original character design of Borgos/Totepo, he was smaller than his final draft. His height was equal to about Bardock's height, instead of being taller like the final draft. He originally was bald, so the hair must have been added down the line to the final draft. He still had the same armor design as he does now. Surprisingly the only real diffrences was his height and hair (The scars on his head where also shown in the original draft). Akira Toriyama's reason for changing the design was because he wanted saiyans to have their own "destinguishing features".[1]
  • Totepo's original character name by Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru was "Jaga". [2]

ReferencesEdit

Saiyans
Pure-blooded Saiyans BardockBorgosBroly (Bio-Broly) • FashaFuture GokuGokuKing VegetaNappaOnioOriginal Super SaiyanParagusRaditzScarfaceShortyShugeshTarbleToraTurlesFuture VegetaVegetaZorn
Hybrid Saiyans BullaFuture GohanFuture TrunksTime Patrol TrunksGohanGotenTrunksPanVegeta Jr.'s motherGoku Jr.Vegeta Jr.
Saiyan Fusions GotenksGogetaGokuleVegitoHypothetical Fusion of Goku and Dende
Saiyan transformations Great ApeSuper Saiyan (Ascended Super SaiyanUltra Super SaiyanFull-Power Super Saiyan) • Super Saiyan 2Super Saiyan 3Super Saiyan 4Golden Great ApeFalse Super SaiyanLegendary Super Saiyan
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