From anime Dragon Ball, this is Dragon Ball Z : Krillin S.H. Figuarts Action Figure Bandai. Goku’s best friend Krillin joins the high-end S.H.Figuarts action figure series, with state of the art articulation and a full array of accessories. Special Effect Parts are also included in order to replicate his famed “Kienzan” attack (“Destructo Disk” in the English adaptation), along with three sets of interchangeable head parts. and six sets of interchangeable hands. Let Krillin either play the victim in a Dragonball Z diorama, or stand the hero against the deadliest of foes.
Krillin (クリリン, Kuririn) or Kulilin, or Krilinas or Kurin is a supporting protagonist in the Dragon Ball manga, and the animes Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT. He is Goku’s ally and a Z Fighter who is short in height and bald (with the exception of the Majin Buu Saga onwards) and provides comic relief during tense moments.
Like most characters in the series, the name Krillin is a pun. In his case, its Japanese source, Kuririn, is made up of two parts. The first two syllables come from 栗 (kuri), which means “chestnut” in reference to his shaved head (the “chestnut” pun is also carried over to his daughter Marron). The second part of his name comes from 少林 (Shōrin; “Shaolin” in Chinese), as his early character designs were closely modeled on Shaolin monks.
Originally a monk of the Orin Temple, after training there for eight years, Krillin came to Master Roshi and became a student of the Turtle School in his first appearance in the series. Originally a jealous and selfish person, Krillin did not respect rules when confronted with Roshi’s training. After a short arch-rivalry between the two (Krillin even admitting that he hated Goku at first), he becomes Goku’s best friend and his selfish and jealous personality becomes more kind-hearted and a lot more generous (although he still has slight selfish and jealous traits after his reform).
Overall, Krillin is a highly valued character in the Dragon Ball series: powerful, loyal, and brave. He is second only to Goku in the most appearances in the manga. In some more recent movies however, Krillin has been since demoted to a comic relief character. This is most prominent in the movie Dragon Ball Z: Super Android 13!, when he was beaten up by Chi-Chi, clonked his head twice, had hot coffee spilled on his head, had his face fried by a stray energy bolt, had a large pile of snow dumped on him, had Vegeta sent flying into him, slipped and skidded past the main villain when he was about to attack him and was humiliated in the hospital (he even remarks during the Vegeta incident that “Why do these things always happen to me?”).
Krillin’s power level at the start of Dragon Ball Z is 206 according to Bulma’s modified scouter. Later, during the battle with the Saiyans, his suppressed power level is 1,100 (1,083 in the manga) and 1,770 when fighting at full strength. After having his potential unlocked by Guru and while powering up to fight against Guldo, his power level is over 10,000 according to Jeice’s scouter, and 13,000 according to Daizenshuu 7. The last rating of Krillin’s power level is 75,000 during the battle with Frieza, according to the 1991 V-Jump #1.
Techniques and special abilities
- Kamehameha – Krillin learns the move by just watching Goku and Yamcha use it, and he uses this move for the first time in the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament against Chiaotzu.
- Solar Flare – An attack that can blind anyone who is facing the user unless their eyes are closed.
- Destructo Disk – Also known as Kienzan, is an attack invented by Krillin that has very sharp edges that can cut through just about anything.
- Dual Destructo-Disk – A team attack used by Krillin and Android 18 in the video game Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2.
- Chain Destructo Disk Barrage – A rapid-fire version of the Destructo Disk used by Krillin against Frieza.
- Super Destructo Disk – A more powerful version of the Destructo Disk used by Krillin in Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit. See details