n. The act of combining; merging.
During Dragon Ball Z/GT, desperate times called for desperate
measures and "Fusion" was one of those measures.
In the show it's when two (can be more for a Namek-jin fusion)
characters combining to form a much more powerful being. Usually
one being is dominant and his or her personality is more apparent
but the fused character's overall personality is completely
unique. Other then the Namek-jin fusions, fused characters
are usually extremely cocky. Everything else varies from the
characters who fused and what method(s) they used to do it.
Listed below are the types of fusions (successful, and unsuccessful/imagined)
that occur in DBZ and GT. Click on Fusion characters' names to see an image of that character.
Types of Fusion
Dance: For successful
fusion, two characters of about the same race,
species, height, weight and power level do a complicated
dance. If there are no errors, they "fuse" --
or merge -- and become a singular being of extravagant
power. Should the dance not be performed correctly, the
being will be extremely weak. This type of fusion wears
off in 30 minutes.
Fusion: It has
the same results as the Fusion Dance, the characters must
simply wear the Potara Earings and look at each other
to fuse. However, there's one "slight" downfall:
the users stay fused forever. In the Buu saga Goku and
Vegeta are able to defuse back to their original selves
after entering Kid Buu because the laws of physics differ
Used by only the Namek-Jin, this fusion is basically the
absorbtion of another Namek. The lead of the fusion places
their hands on the other Namek's chest, and "absorbs"
them, gaining both their knowledge and their power. This
fusion is permanent and the characters cannot defuse.
This is why Kami-sama took the time he did he before deciding
to fuse with Piccolo.
Chibi Trunks + Goten = Gotenks(Fusion Dance)
Gokou + Vegeta = Gogeta(Fusion Dance)
Gokou + Vegeta = Vegetto(Potara Fusion)
Nail + Piccolo = Piccolo(Namek Fusion)
Kami + Piccolo = Piccolo(Namek Fusion)
Chibi Trunks + Goten = Fat Gotenks(Fusion Dance)
Chibi Trunks + Goten = Old Man Gotenks(Fusion Dance)
Gokou + Dende = Denderotto(Fusion Dance)
Gokou + Vegeta = Fat Gogeta(Fusion Dance)
Gokou + Vegeta = Old Man Gogeta(Fusion Dance)
Kuririn + Piccolo = Piririn(Fusion Dance)