Dragon Ball Z
World Tournament Saga
Yamu is paired up with Spopovich and sent to the World Tournament to gather energy for Babidi, the evil wizard. The energy they are sent to gather is needed to awaken Majin Buu. When Yamu and Spopovich complete their task, Babidi kills Spopovich and when Yamu sees this he tries to escape but is killed by Pui Pui, one of Babidi's head cronies.
Yamu's importance as a plot device is shown twice, the first time being when he stops Spopovich from murdering Videl, indicating that Bibidi and Babidi's Soul-Enslaving curse does not destroy the humanity of its victims, hence foregrounding and validating Vegeta's eventual redemption beyond Saiyan pride. The second time is when Vegeta willingly leads and lets Babidi turn him Majin, becoming ruthless and more powerful, generally untied to his human emotion, in order to fight Goku. Vegeta had seen the power and cold callousness that resulted from the transformation of Yamu and Spopovich and, in all his one-track-mindedness about fighting Goku, wanted it for himself.
|Spopovich • Babidi • Videl • Pui Pui|