DRAGON BALL Z HERO
THE RED RIBBON ARMY
The Red Ribbon Army is (or was) a large paramilitary group that appeared in the early pages of Dragon Ball. They lasted up until Volume 8, where Son Goku single-handedly shattered the entire army. The main focus of the Army in Dragon Ball was to find the seven Dragon Balls so that Red, the Army commander, could make himself taller. The army is composed of people of all sorts, including humans, monsters, and animals. They have planes, transports, submarines, and attack craft of all sorts. Weapons include rifles, grenades, machine-guns, and rockets. Dr. Gero works for the Red Ribbon Army, building various artificial humans to use as living weapons. During Goku's initial foray versus the Army, we see two of these artificial humans, #8 ("Hatchan") and the Metallic Gunso.
Red Ribbon Ranks
- Sousei: Commander-in-chief
- Shogun: General
- Hosa: Adviser
- Taisa: Lieutenant
- Gunsou: Sergeant
- Souchou: Chancellor
Red Ribbon Characters
- Black Hosa: Black is the man, who, in truth, runs the Army. He is Red's closest advisor and wants to conquer the world with the Army's military might.
- Blue Shogun: A very tough Red Ribbon officer. Blue is strong, fast, handsome, and has a number of chi powers. He is also a homosexual (or, at least, dislikes women). Blue is killed by Tao-pie-pie, when Tao-pie-pie demonstrates his prowess to Red.
- Buyon: A rubbery monster found in Muscle Tower.
- Copper Shogun: This commander is only mentioned, never seen.
- Doctor Gero: For more information on Dr. Gero, see the write up for Artificial Human #20.
- Metallic Gunso: A robot used to defend one of the floors of Muscle Tower. He bears an amazing resemblance to Arnold from the Terminator movies.
- Murasaki Socho: A ninja with a million stupid ninja tricks at his command. In many ways, he is a legend in his own mind. He is found in Muscle Tower.
- Red Sosui: Red is the commander of the Army and is very short, standing a full 2' tall (or there abouts). Red has no tolerance for failure and is very sensitive about his height. He wants the Dragon Balls in order to wish to be taller.
- Silver Taisa: A Red Ribbon officer searching for the Dragon Balls.
- Tao-pai-pai: For more information on Tao-pie-pi, see his separate write up.
- Violet Taisa: A female Red Ribbon commander.
- White Shogun: The head of Muscle Tower, which is located in the far north.
- Yellow Taisa: An anthropomorphic tiger.
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