|Alternate name(s)|| Yoshi (referred to as such by Goku)|
King Piccolo (A case of mistaken identity and familiar plotlines courtesy of his henchmen.)
|Debut||Lord Slug Abridged|
|Homeworld||Planet Namek (destroyed)|
"God, we go through soldiers here like copy paper. (addresses to Goku and Krillin) If you’re with the government or the church, get the f**k off my property. Which, considering I now own this rock, is effectively everything."
Lord Slug (スラッグ) is an evil super Namekian and is the "evil" half of Super Kami Guru. It is explained that he was sent to another planet as a baby to escape the extinction that was about to ravage on his home planet, Namek. He is the main antagonist of the abridged movie Lord Slug, where he first went to Earth to conquer the planet and eventually collected the seven Dragon Balls and wished to return to the prime of his youth.
When he first appeared, he was completely incapable of speech, and could only manage unintelligible grumbling (which his soldiers, Bulma, and Shenron could understand perfectly.) His origin is different from the original movie. (In the JP version, he was a baby who escaped Namek during the tempest, but a mutation rendered him mad with power. In the English dub he was a member of the Super Nameks, a race of powerful but evil Namekians who were banished by the Dragon Balls) As explained by King Kai, he is the banished other half of the Grand Elder Namekian. Because of how similar the plot of his movie was to the King Piccolo Saga of the original Dragon Ball, he is mistakenly referred to as King Piccolo by both his own followers and Goku. Naturally he takes offense to this. It gets to the point when even Shenron notices the similarities. When Goku kills him, he regrets not wishing for immortality instead. At the very end of the Lord Slug special, it is revealed that Guru was the one that gave Slug the idea of getting the Dragon Balls and taking over Earth, and that Guru is actually the evil half of Slug.
Namekian Biology Edit
As with all Namekians, Slug can regrow missing limbs, as shown when he ripped off his own dislocated arm, and regrew it quickly afterwards.
Great Namek Edit
As a Super Namekian, Slug can grow to giant size, which can also increase his power. Used during the second half of his fight against Goku.
- Lord Slug: You know, there's a certain sport I excel at...
- Goku: (muffled) What's it called?
- Lord Slug: (picks Goku up from the ground) Competitive bitch-toss! (flings Goku into a truck)
- Lord Slug: Oh, God, I love this! My skin is so f****** smooth!
- (Goku is a False Super Saiyan and knocks him through a building)
- Lord Slug: What the hell gotten into you?
- Goku: (in an echoing voice) I WILL STOP YOU FROM DESTROYING CHRISTMAS!
- Lord Slug: What are you talking about? It's July!
- Goku: (in an echoing voice) DON'T YOU LIE TO ME! IT'S SNOWING!
- Lord Slug: I froze your planet, you mook!
- Goku: (in an echoing voice as his pupils reappear) Wha...? Awwwww.
- (Piccolo is on top of Lord Slug's head and grabbing his ears)
- Piccolo: Hey, name's Piccolo. Nice to meet ya. I've got your antennae. Whatcha gonna do now?
- (Lord Slug grabs Piccolo)
- Piccolo: Ah-ha! I knew you'd do that! Now for part two of my master plan! (tears off his own ears and screams)
- Lord Slug: What the hell is wrong with everyone on this planet?!
- Like he thought with Piccolo, Goku thought Lord Slug was a Yoshi.
- Two of his soldiers were shown to mistake him for King Piccolo.
- He may have an ill desposition towards the church as well as the government.
- He also does not know what the Kaio-ken is, continuing the running joke, although the "Kaio-what?" part of the gag is filled in by a temporarily deafened Piccolo who shouts "WHAT?"
- He believes himself to have an "impeccable singing voice" and to demonstrate, sings a dark parody of Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World."
- Lord Slug being mistakenly called "King Piccolo" is of course a joke on how the movie's plot is very similar to the plot of the original Dragon Ball's "King Piccolo Saga." Like King Piccolo, Lord Slug is an ancient and uniquely powerful Super Namekian who left his home planet, obtained a squad of four minions of varying abilities and appearances after he became too old to fight, used Shenron to wish to return to the prime of his youth, and was mortally wounded when Goku flew through his chest. The TFS version lampshades this even further by making him the other half of another Namekian.
- Shenron is the only other person, aside from Lord Slug's minions, to realize that the wish for his youth is very familiar.
- Much like Great Ape Vegeta, Slug accidentally triggers Goku's "squeaky toy" noises while trying to crush him. Much like Vegeta did, Slug finds it amazing.
- It is revealed that Lord Slug is the other half of Super Kami Guru. Ironically, Guru considers himself to be the evil half.
- While it's implied that Slug is the other half of Guru, it is also possible that they are in fact brothers. When Frieza calls Guru a "slug", Guru responds with "Leave my brother out of this!", possibly referencing to Lord Slug.
- The fact that Guru does not die until later in the Freeza Saga indicates that Lord Slug may be still alive up until the moment when Guru gets devoured by Moori.