Directory: Characters → Humans Upa is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball franchise. He makes his debut alongside his father, Bora. Upa is a member of the native tribe who serve as the guardians of Korin Tower. His father is the chief, however, the rest of the tribe is not seen until the end of the manga. The picture of him in the Infobox is how he appears in Dragon Ball Z.
After his father Bora was killed by Mercenary Tao, Upa tries desperately to fight Tao himself twice to avenge his father; the first attempt was by throwing a rock at him as Tao was leaving, in which Tao easily blows the rock back at Upa, which hits him on his head. The second time was by flinging an axe aimed at Mercenary Tao's head, just as he returned to the Korin's Tower base area. Tao however dodges this with ease and then kicks Upa upwards into the air and instantly grabs him with one hand, whilst demanding Upa tells him where the Four-Star Dragon Ball is. After Upa refuses to tell him, Mercenary Tao flings Upa towards the pole of Korin's Tower. He is then luckily saved by Goku, who returns from his training with Korin.
Upa accompanies Goku for a short time during the Fortuneteller Baba Saga, in order to recover all of the Dragon Balls so they can wish his father back to life. He participates in the fight against Fortuneteller Baba's fighters and helps Puar defeat Fangs the Vampire (a kickboxing vampire) with garlic breath. It is interesting to note that when Krillin first meets Upa, he thinks that Upa is a cute girl. He is disgusted when he finds out otherwise and apologizes to Upa.
At the end of Dragon Ball Z, now an adult, he is shown giving energy to Goku's Spirit Bomb. Upa and his father also make a final cameo appearance in Dragon Ball GT on the episode "Piccolo's Decision".
|Bora • Goku • Korin • Mercenary Tao • Fortuneteller Baba • Puar • Fangs the Vampire|