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Cymbal
Anime name Cymbal
Manga name Cymbal
Debut Dragon Ball chapter #136

Dragon Ball episode 104

Appears in
Race Mutant Namek
Date of birth May 8th, 753 Age
Date of death May 8th, 753 Age
Height 5'9"
Weight 253 lbs.
Family
Cymbal is King Piccolo's third son following his release. He is a large, humanoid, dragon-like Namekian, and his mutation may be related to his apparent specialty, finding Dragon Balls. After hatching, Cymbal's first assignment was to gather the remaining Dragon Balls so his father could wish for restored youth and power. After learning of the location of the nearest Dragon Ball from Emperor Pilaf, Cymbal went out to retrieve it. He finds Goku and Yajirobe and demands they hand over the Dragon Ball. When Yajirobe refuses to give it to him, Cymbal threatens to kill him for
Cymbal teeth
it. Goku and Yajirobe play rock, paper, scissors to see who fights him. He is killed by Yajirobe, being sliced in half by his katana, roasted and then eaten. Like all of King Piccolo's sons, Cymbal is sent to Hell after his death and he is never seen again. Although short-lived, he showed he could fly and showed his fighting prowess when he punched Yajirobe and later fired some electricity/ki blasts at him before meeting his end.

Like his father and brothers, Cymbal's name is originally a pun on a musical instrument.

Trivia Edit

  • A spawn who shares a strong resemblance with Cymbal appears in Enter King Piccolo.
  • Cymbal is the first Namekian born and hatched on-screen in the series and also the first one to die besides the mutated Namek offspring Master Roshi faced in the past.
  • Cymbal is the first, and subsequently the only Namekian to be eaten.
  • Goku and Yajirobe play rock, paper, scissors for the first time in order to decide who will fight Cymbal.
  • Cymbal is the first and only villain to be killed by Yajirobe.
  • In the video game, Infinite World, when finding the Dragon Balls in a desert, you can see a skeleton head which resembles Cymbal's remains after Yajirobe had eaten him.
  • Cymbal slightly resembles Giran due to his large size and wings.