Videl (ビーデル, Bīderu) is a supporting character of the Dragon Ball series created by Akira Toriyama. The series first began serialization in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in December 3, 1984. She would later appear during the Great Saiyaman Saga that began in Volume.
Her first appearance was in Dragon Ball Volume 36 Ch. 421 "Herculopolis High".
Major Story Arcs
Great Saiyaman Saga
Cell has been gone for years now and the world has been at peace ever since. The world still worships Videl's father for having defeated Cell. Videl has taken to training and has become a strong martial artist for someone who doesn't know about manipulating her ki. She has even become stronger than her father, though most don't believe it. Videl uses her skills to help protect the city from crime, but she soon gets competition has town hero when the Great Saiyaman shows up. Videl quickly discovers that the Great Saiyaman is her classmate, Gohan.
Videl used this knowledge to blackmail Gohan into training her. The first thing that Gohan taught her was the ability to fly, just like him. The two became really close and started training together to enter the World Martial Arts Tournament. During the Tournament, Videl realized that it was Gohan who had defeated Cell and not her father. During the tournament, Videl is badly beaten by a guy with a "M" symbol on his head. The two ganged up on Gohan and stole his energy and flew off.
Videl later helped find the Dragonballs with some of Gohan's friends so the y could wish back the people Vegeta killed. But when Buu later escaped from the Hyperbolic Time Chamber, he turned Videl into candy along with most of the Z-Fighters. Videl was wished back to life along with the Earth by the Namekian Dragonballs. Videl eventually married Gohan and they had a daughter together named Pan.
Powers & Abilities
Originally, Videl was a highly trained fighter, and was one of the strongest “baseline normals” on the planet. Her strength, speed and endurance could be considered peak human, as she was among the top 4 fighters in the world, excluding the human fighters of the Z Squad (Master Roshi, Yamcha, Tien and Krillin). She was regularly called upon (instead of her father, the phony Mr. Hercule), to stop hijackings, robberies and public crime events by the authorities, even as a teenager.
Once she trained with Gohan, Videl displayed low-level superhuman speed, agility and strength. Gohan also taught her to control her ki and use it to hover or fly. She is very intelligent and often has good advice for tactics in combat, but does not come close to the power levels of the other human fighters on the Z Squad. In dragon ball xenoverse, Videl can project her energy in the form of an offensive blast.
Dragon Ball Z (1989)
The Dragon Ball Z (ドラゴンボールZ(ゼット), Doragon Bōru Zetto) is the second anime series that's an adaptation of Masashi Kishimoto's original manga. It's produced by Toei Animation and first began airing in April 26, 1989. The series lasted for 291 episodes in Japan. The last of which aired on January 31, 1996, and it was then followed by the direct equal, Dragon Ball GT.
Videl's first anime appearance was in Dragon Ball Z - Episode 200 "Seven Years Since Then! Starting Today, I'm a High School Student, which aired on September 8, 1993. Her character in the Japanese series is voiced by Yuko Minaguchi. Two voice actresses have voiced Videl in the English releases, due to the various companies that have dubbed the series during its long run. In the he Ocean Group, she is voiced by Moneca Stori; and the FUNimation; she is voiced by Kara Edwards.
Dragon Ball GT (1996)
The Dragon Ball GT (ドラゴンボールGT(ジーティー), Doragon Bōru Jī Tī) series is the third and final of the official Dragon Ball adaption anime series. The GT in the title stands for "Grand Touring". This series was also produced by Toei Animation and first began airing in February 7, 1996. The series lasted for 64 episodes in Japan. The last of which aired on November 19, 1997.
Videl's first appearance for this series is in Dragon Ball GT - Episode 2 "I'll Take the Lead! Pan Flies Into Space!!", which aired on February 14, 1996. Her character in the Japanese series is voiced by Yuko Minaguchi. She has had two voice actresses in the English dubs. In the Blue Water English dub, she is voiced by Jennifer Holder; and in the FUNimation dub, she is voiced by Lucy Small.
Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!! (2008)
The Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!! (ドラゴンボール オッス！帰ってきた孫悟空と仲間たち！！, Doragon Bōru: Ossu! Kaette Kita Son Gokū to Nakama-tachi!!) special is the second OVA of the Dragon Ball Z series, and the first official Dragon Ball Z animation created in a decade. It was created by Toei Animation in honor of Weekly Shōnen Jump's 40th anniversary. The story takes place two years after the events of the Buu Saga. This special made its grand premier at Jump Super Anime Tour on September 21, 2008.
Videl appears in this special and her Japanese voice actress is Yūko Minaguchi.
Dream 9 Toriko & One Piece & Dragon Ball Z Super Collaboration Special (2013)
Dream 9 Toriko & One Piece & Dragon Ball Z Super Collaboration Special (ドリーム9 トリコ&ワンピース&ドラゴンボールZ 超コラボスペシャル!!, ) is an anime cross over special was created by Toei Animation. It was the first multi-series cross over between the franchises of Dragon Ball, One Piece, and Toriko. Part was was in Toriko Episode 99 "Run, Strongest Army! Toriko, Luffy, Goku!" and Part 2 was in One Piece Episode 590 "History's Strongest Collaboration vs. Glutton of the Sea" . Both of these episodes aired back to back on April 7, 2013. Videl appeared in this special, and she is voiced by Yūko Minaguchi.