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Gurd (Guldo in the English dub.) is the smallest and least powerful member of the Ginyu Force physically; a short, rotund green alien with four eyes (which prevents him from wearing a scouter like the other members). Though clearly the weakest member of the group, Gurd possesses some psychic abilities, including being able to stop time for as long as he can hold his breath.
He and the other members of the Ginyu Force play a game of Janken at Captain Ginyu's insistence to decide who gets to fight Vegeta and who gets stuck with the "trash," Gohan and Kuririn. Reacoom wins outright, and Gurd , as the runner-up, fights Gohan and Kuririn. Their speed and strength catch him off guard however, forcing him to resort to sneak attacks and time-freezing, and finally to use the full extent of his psychic powers to mentally paralyze their bodies, rendering them helpless. But as he prepares to finish them off Vegeta unexpectedly steps in and saves them by cutting off Gurd's head (in the manga this is done with a sideways chop, while in the anime Vegeta uses a ki beam). Gurd's severed head lives long enough to curse Vegeta for interfering, before the Saiyan prince blows the head up with another blast.
Later, in an anime-only arc, Gurd attacks Chaozu while on North Kaiō's planet, only to be easily defeated like the rest of his group. Gurd also makes a small appearance in Dragonball GT and it shows him flying out of hell with the other villains.
Gurd's literal Japanese name is Gurudo and is either a take on yōguruto (yogurt) or kurudo (curd). He's called Gurd in the VIZ manga to reflect the latter pun. He makes an appearance in the movie Fusion Reborn along with Recoome, Burter, and Jeice.