[namek warrior // v.1.in your shadow]

§ THE KAMI CONNECTION §

KAMI
Japanese Voice Actor: Takeshi Aono
American Voice Actor: Michael Dobson
Race: Namek
Eyes: Black
Hair: None
Skin: Green
First appearance: Dragonball, merges with Piccolo in Dragonball Z

Kami is from the planet Namek. He came to Earth to serve as its guardian and split into two entities--the good one remaining as Kami and the bad one expunged in the form of Piccolo-daimao [King Piccolo].

[piccolo and kami]

Since they were split, Kami and Piccolo are in some way connected to each other, so if one dies, the other does too. If Kami dies, the seven Dragonballs on Earth will likewise disappear because he was the one who created them and the magical dragon who grants the wishes.


Kami lives on a floating tower high above the Earth and is served by the faithful Mr. Popo, who helps him at certain times. They both watch over the Earth. In later episodes of Dragonball Z, Kami merges with Piccolo ["Junior"] in order to strengthen the latter in his resolve to eliminate the threat of the android Cell to Earth.


PICCOLO-DAIMAO / KING PICCOLO
Japanese Voice Actor: Takeshi Aono
Race: Namek
Eyes: Black
Hair: None
Skin: Green
Abilities: Bukujutsu, Energy Dan, Kousengan, Renzokou Kikou Ha, Sai Sei, Zanzoken 
First appearance: Dragonball, is destroyed by Goku

[piccolo-daimao] When Kami was set to become Earth's next Guardian, he had to purge himself of all evil. Through a great personal battle, the Namek split into two creatures: one good, one evil. The evil half became Piccolo-Daimao or King Piccolo, a being who craved destruction to increase his power. Sharing Kami's life-force, he was unable to kill his "twin" without erasing his own life.

Piccolo-daimao became Goku's primary adversary after the Red Ribbon Army was wiped out in the Dragonball series arc. When he is dying following his defeat at the hands of Son Goku, who is determined to stop him from taking over Earth, Daimao "gave birth" to his heir by coughing up a single egg, passing his life essence, spirit and evil intentions to it. The "child" grew up to be "Piccolo Junior," now known as Piccolo.