.... TURLES, PERSONALITY
Personality
Turles possesses one of the more typical attitudes of many of Dragonball Z's villain stereotypes. Merciless, prideful, confident, and cruel, he embodies the character Goku would have been had he not lost his memories. Above all else, Turles cares little to nothing for anyone beyond himself. This is shown several times throughout the movie he appears in. Foremost telling is his willingness to plant the seed of the Tree of Might on sapient plants. The Tree of Might is a parasitic plant that sprouts quickly and tears its roots throughout whatever planet it is planted on, causing great destruction and fear among the inhabitants before it literally saps the planet and all life on it of their energy, killing off animals, causing plants to wither, and even drying up rivers, leaving the planet a desolate wasteland and any survivors to eventually starve or dehydrate to death under the tree's sky-covering branches. All of this for the sake of bearing fruit, fruit which contains all the energy the Tree has sucked from the planet. Fruit which Turles then consumes for his own personal power growth and satisfaction. His willingness to wipe out entire plants for the sake of his own advancement reveals just how petty he considers others to be. Even his own loyal subordinates mean little more than tools to him, as he shows no sadness or concern whatsoever when Goku defeats them in front of him.


Turles is also a very sadistic and possesses a cruel side, seen when he brutalized Gohan during their first meeting. Revealing an emotionally manipulative and torturous streak, he first tried to woo the boy to his side by flattering his power and heritage, belying a silver tongue if he needs it, but after his initial tempting invitation failed, he easily shifted from flattery to mocking, insulting Gohan's father and the boy's own naivety and foolishness to incite more pain and anger. All of this in order to cause Gohan to transform into a mindless beast and then pit him against his own father, Goku. Something he watched with amused laughter, showing that he took pleasure in seeing other people suffer. As further testament to his brutality, Turles often attacks his opponents in very ruthless manners. These include attacks to the back, slamming his opponents into nearby surfaces, unleashing point-blank energy attacks after a second or two to “savor the moment,” and power blows that put his entire body behind a single strike.


Earning his reputation as a space-pirate, Turles is an unpredictable opportunist and a selfish pragmatist, capitalizing on the moment whenever it best serves him and taking what he wants when he wants it. Many of his loyal subjects were also selected and retained because of the skills they could offer Turles. For example, two of his subordinates double as his shipwrights to build and maintain his ship as well as the rest of his technological ordinances. Others were given the chance to join him or face a worse sentence; his members include a criminal, a bounty hunter, and even the prince of a planetary army (who's planet was one Turles overthrew, though Turles accepted the prince's services due to being impressed with his resistance). This leaks over to his fighting strategies as well. When confronted by Piccolo earlier, Turles had no problem pitching Gohan at him to stop Piccolo's charge and then deftly unleashed an attack on Piccolo's back while the other was distracted. Additionally, when Gohan's mindless rampage was stopped by Gohan's dragon friend, Turles merely attempted to kill the dragon out of annoyance (though this backfired on him and drew Gohan's anger). Ever cool, Turles rectified this mistake by attempting to murder Gohan instead, seeing the entire event more as a failed exercise of amusement than any true threat.


Turles is an extremely proud and confident individual. Like many other villains before and after him, his main ambition is to conquer the universe, no matter if it entails killing millions of innocent people in the process due to the Tree of Might. His mannerisms also serve to example this pride, as he was content to merely remain inside his spaceship and let his henchmen do all the dirty work of planting the Tree of Might and ensuring its growth, including dealing with any planetary defenses. It wasn't until something personally interested him that he voluntarily left his ship to go investigate, kicking off his involvement in the fight. This pride also manifests itself in his interactions with other people and in his fighting. For the former, it's rather noticeable that he often puts himself above the people he's dealing with, enabling him to look down on them, though this is merely a quirk if he can manage it, as he has no problem holding his own against people taller or higher than him. When it comes to fighting, he seems to find a perverse and arrogant pleasure in knocking his opponents to the ground and then stepping on them to hold them down, both reaffirming his own superiority and degrading them at the same time. Considering his attempts to kill after these actions, he can be seen to hold himself as an executioner. He does still retain a sense of pride in his own race, repeatedly mocking both Gohan and Goku for not acting like true Saiyans and calling the pair of them a disgrace to the race within their blood. However, considering his own egotistical desires, it's highly unlikely that he has any respect for the reigning monarchs of his home planet, if any respect at all for anyone in a position of authority over him.


He does seem to have a good measure of intelligence and caution to his confidence, as he first let a mechanical drone arrive on Earth to test it for suitability for the Tree of Might before bothering to send his subjects to sow the seed, showing he's well-aware of potentially wasting both his time and energy. Additionally, he has knowledge of Goku's true name and the fact he was specifically sent to Earth to eliminate the population, showing good degree of historical knowledge of his race's actions even while away from them. He was also able to discern Gohan's half-Saiyan heritage at a mere glance, revealing a discerning eye and a quick intelligence to piece together heritage and possibility.


Other aspects of Turles' character have been expanded upon in various video games he's appeared in, but as these are questionably canon, it serves to take a grain of salt. Additionally, his personality, words, and history change depending on the translation, though he will by default mostly carry himself off the history in the original Japanese version of the movie (not that it will stop him from making things up or revealing things later). So remember to consider that the English dub of his movie is varyingly different from the Japanese and later redubs. All in all, Turles remains one of the more stereotypical main villains of the series, but has plenty in his own way of being a unique character in his own right.
.... TURLES, ABILITIES + SKILLS
Abilities+Skills
For a summary of Turles's power level, please consult here:
~Power Level~.
For a run down of Turles's techniques, please consult here: ~Techniques~.
For an in-depth look at the natural prowess of Turles' race, the Saiyans, please consult here: ~Saiyan~.
.... TURLES, APPEARANCE
Physical Appearance
Asides from a few physical differences, Turles looks exactly the same as Goku. His easily-recognizable hairstyle is almost a direct replica of his counterpart's, with several thick spikes that stick out in multiple directions. In detail, his style consists of larger, curved spikes keeping majorly to one side and a smaller array of sharper spikes keeping to the other side (albeit slightly lower), bridged between by a smoother, rounded section. He also possesses several smaller spiked bangs draping over his forehead, just barely touching his eyebrows. The slight difference in hairstyle between Goku and Turles is that Turles has at least two "devil horns" flanking the curve of smoother hair between his main sections of spikes. Being a typical full-blooded Saiyan, Turles' hair is black in color and his eyes share the same onyx hue. Standing around 5'9,” he shares a the typical, powerful, physical build of the Saiyan race, though he does seem to have a slightly more muscular body than his counterpart, despite still being relatively lean and athletic. In detail, Turles has greater depth to his chest, neck, and shoulders, with powerful upper arms and thighs, a V-shaped torso, and a narrow waist, and other muscles increasing in size and definition after that. Curiously, Turles possesses very dark skin compared to the majority of his race, hinting at it being a rather unique trait for a Saiyan.


Turles also has a long monkey-like tail, the prime physical trait of the Saiyan race. Covered in dark brown fur, it is an extremely sensitive area for him, to both touch and other sensations, and if grabbed or injured, it causes him great pain, temporarily immobilizes his whole body. However, many Saiyans are aware of this weakness and they can train themselves to strengthen their tails, mitigating this vulnerability entirely. It is unknown if Turles exhibits this weakness or if he's conquered it through training. Beyond this, Saiyan tails are very prehensile and can be used to grasp things as dexterously as another hand. Most of the time, Turles will keep his tail wrapped around his waist like a belt, but will occasionally allow it to hang free if he's in the mood. Despite their slender appearance, Saiyan tails are just as strong as their limbs, giving them in a sense an extra arm to fight with. Should Turles ever lose his tail, it will leave a tail spot, which is a small dark circle at the base of his spine, which is also very sensitive to external stimuli, though in this case it becomes more like a hyper-erogenous zone than anything weakness-related.


Creation/Concept Note: Toei Animation stated that Turles' physical similarities to Goku are not coincidental, and that Turles was intended as an alternate version of him. Turles was developed as a version of Goku if Goku had not bumped his head and forgotten his purpose, however, his in-universe story has varied from dub to dub, with explanations ranging from Goku's long-lost twin, to Bardock's unknown sibling, to simply another Saiyan who shares his appearance.


(Player Note: Considering Turles' undefined history, I am comfortable molding his history to the preferences of the thread and player, with a preference for him being Bardock's son/brother and Goku's brother.


Clothing
Turles wears a version of the Saiyan's standard-issue combat attire, known as Battle Armor. Battle Armors are made of an unknown material, but due to the properties of the material, the armor is both very durable (capable of withstanding great physical trauma, temperature fluctuations, and energy bombardments) and very flexible (capable of stretching to almost fifty times its own size without any sign of strain). Still, they are far from impervious and will shatter or break if given enough damage, revealing them to be curiously hard and solid despite their flexible nature.


While they come a few variations, Turles seems to prefer the full armor model, which consists of a breastplate-like section over his chest and back, a stomach and lower-back plate for added protection, and a wide open neckline that leaves his neck and collarbones exposed. Two large shoulder plates extend outward above his shoulders to almost a foot or so from his body and similar guards hang down from the front and sides of the base of his armor, covering his hips, flank, and groin. Typically Turles keeps his tail wrapped about the center line of his armor's waist, akin to a furry belt. He also wears a pair of similarly-styled arm guards, covering his forearms and extending in a blunt spike beyond his elbows, additionally anchored to his hand via a glove that covers the back of his hand and palm, but leaves his fingers and thumb exposed. He wears boots of like material, consisting of flexible armor for the majority and plating at the toes. A color scheme of black armor, dark gray plates, and white outlines is shared between his torso armor, arm guards, and boots.


At times Turles will wear a pure white cape, which is gathered in a circular, bunched collar about his neck and allowed to flow over his armor's shoulder guards. Normally his cape reaches around his ankles in length when closed, but is usually parted close to his right shoulder and left to sweep open as he walks. Additionally, Turles possesses a Scouter, which is a small, portable computer-like device worn over his left ear that connects to a red, rectangular lens held in front of his eye. This technology allows him to access different pieces of information that will display on the inside of his lens. Usually the information is a readout of his opponent's power level, but it can also display other biological and technological data.
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Turles (ターレス, Tāresu; "Tullece") is a space-pirate Saiyan who was once a member of the Saiyan Army under the Planet Trade Organization, but he either went renegade earlier than or defunct after the destruction of his home planet, Vegeta. No longer bound to an organization, he departed off into the cosmos to conquer planets for himself, taking along with him his group of henchmen known as the Turles Crusher Corps. He is the main antagonist of the movie Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might.

Physical Appearance
Asides from a few physical differences, Turles looks exactly the same as Goku. His easily-recognizable hairstyle is almost a direct replica of his counterpart's, with several thick spikes that stick out in multiple directions. In detail, his style consists of larger, curved spikes keeping majorly to one side and a smaller array of sharper spikes keeping to the other side (albeit slightly lower), bridged between by a smoother, rounded section. He also possesses several smaller spiked bangs draping over his forehead, just barely touching his eyebrows. The slight difference in hairstyle between Goku and Turles is that Turles has at least two "devil horns" flanking the curve of smoother hair between his main sections of spikes. Being a typical full-blooded Saiyan, Turles' hair is black in color and his eyes share the same onyx hue. Standing around 5'9,” he shares a the typical, powerful, physical build of the Saiyan race, though he does seem to have a slightly more muscular body than his counterpart, despite still being relatively lean and athletic. In detail, Turles has greater depth to his chest, neck, and shoulders, with powerful upper arms and thighs, a V-shaped torso, and a narrow waist, and other muscles increasing in size and definition after that. Curiously, Turles possesses very dark skin compared to the majority of his race, hinting at it being a rather unique trait for a Saiyan.

Turles also has a long monkey-like tail, the prime physical trait of the Saiyan race. Covered in dark brown fur, it is an extremely sensitive area for him, to both touch and other sensations, and if grabbed or injured, it causes him great pain, temporarily immobilizes his whole body. However, many Saiyans are aware of this weakness and they can train themselves to strengthen their tails, mitigating this vulnerability entirely. It is unknown if Turles exhibits this weakness or if he's conquered it through training. Beyond this, Saiyan tails are very prehensile and can be used to grasp things as dexterously as another hand. Most of the time, Turles will keep his tail wrapped around his waist like a belt, but will occasionally allow it to hang free if he's in the mood. Despite their slender appearance, Saiyan tails are just as strong as their limbs, giving them in a sense an extra arm to fight with. Should Turles ever lose his tail, it will leave a tail spot, which is a small dark circle at the base of his spine, which is also very sensitive to external stimuli, though in this case it becomes more like a hyper-erogenous zone than anything weakness-related.

Creation/Concept Note: Toei Animation stated that Turles' physical similarities to Goku are not coincidental, and that Turles was intended as an alternate version of him. Turles was developed as a version of Goku if Goku had not bumped his head and forgotten his purpose, however, his in-universe story has varied from dub to dub, with explanations ranging from Goku's long-lost twin, to Bardock's unknown sibling, to simply another Saiyan who shares his appearance.

(Player Note: Considering Turles' undefined history, I am comfortable molding his history to the preferences of the thread and player, with a preference for him being Bardock's son/brother and Goku's brother.

Clothing
Turles wears a version of the Saiyan's standard-issue combat attire, known as Battle Armor. Battle Armors are made of an unknown material, but due to the properties of the material, the armor is both very durable (capable of withstanding great physical trauma, temperature fluctuations, and energy bombardments) and very flexible (capable of stretching to almost fifty times its own size without any sign of strain). Still, they are far from impervious and will shatter or break if given enough damage, revealing them to be curiously hard and solid despite their flexible nature.

While they come a few variations, Turles seems to prefer the full armor model, which consists of a breastplate-like section over his chest and back, a stomach and lower-back plate for added protection, and a wide open neckline that leaves his neck and collarbones exposed. Two large shoulder plates extend outward above his shoulders to almost a foot or so from his body and similar guards hang down from the front and sides of the base of his armor, covering his hips, flank, and groin. Typically Turles keeps his tail wrapped about the center line of his armor's waist, akin to a furry belt. He also wears a pair of similarly-styled arm guards, covering his forearms and extending in a blunt spike beyond his elbows, additionally anchored to his hand via a glove that covers the back of his hand and palm, but leaves his fingers and thumb exposed. He wears boots of like material, consisting of flexible armor for the majority and plating at the toes. A color scheme of black armor, dark gray plates, and white outlines is shared between his torso armor, arm guards, and boots.

At times Turles will wear a pure white cape, which is gathered in a circular, bunched collar about his neck and allowed to flow over his armor's shoulder guards. Normally his cape reaches around his ankles in length when closed, but is usually parted close to his right shoulder and left to sweep open as he walks. Additionally, Turles possesses a Scouter, which is a small, portable computer-like device worn over his left ear that connects to a red, rectangular lens held in front of his eye. This technology allows him to access different pieces of information that will display on the inside of his lens. Usually the information is a readout of his opponent's power level, but it can also display other biological and technological data.

Personality
Turles possesses one of the more typical attitudes of many of Dragonball Z's villain stereotypes. Merciless, prideful, confident, and cruel, he embodies the character Goku would have been had he not lost his memories. Above all else, Turles cares little to nothing for anyone beyond himself. This is shown several times throughout the movie he appears in. Foremost telling is his willingness to plant the seed of the Tree of Might on sapient plants. The Tree of Might is a parasitic plant that sprouts quickly and tears its roots throughout whatever planet it is planted on, causing great destruction and fear among the inhabitants before it literally saps the planet and all life on it of their energy, killing off animals, causing plants to wither, and even drying up rivers, leaving the planet a desolate wasteland and any survivors to eventually starve or dehydrate to death under the tree's sky-covering branches. All of this for the sake of bearing fruit, fruit which contains all the energy the Tree has sucked from the planet. Fruit which Turles then consumes for his own personal power growth and satisfaction. His willingness to wipe out entire plants for the sake of his own advancement reveals just how petty he considers others to be. Even his own loyal subordinates mean little more than tools to him, as he shows no sadness or concern whatsoever when Goku defeats them in front of him.

Turles is also a very sadistic and possesses a cruel side, seen when he brutalized Gohan during their first meeting. Revealing an emotionally manipulative and torturous streak, he first tried to woo the boy to his side by flattering his power and heritage, belying a silver tongue if he needs it, but after his initial tempting invitation failed, he easily shifted from flattery to mocking, insulting Gohan's father and the boy's own naivety and foolishness to incite more pain and anger. All of this in order to cause Gohan to transform into a mindless beast and then pit him against his own father, Goku. Something he watched with amused laughter, showing that he took pleasure in seeing other people suffer. As further testament to his brutality, Turles often attacks his opponents in very ruthless manners. These include attacks to the back, slamming his opponents into nearby surfaces, unleashing point-blank energy attacks after a second or two to “savor the moment,” and power blows that put his entire body behind a single strike.

Earning his reputation as a space-pirate, Turles is an unpredictable opportunist and a selfish pragmatist, capitalizing on the moment whenever it best serves him and taking what he wants when he wants it. Many of his loyal subjects were also selected and retained because of the skills they could offer Turles. For example, two of his subordinates double as his shipwrights to build and maintain his ship as well as the rest of his technological ordinances. Others were given the chance to join him or face a worse sentence; his members include a criminal, a bounty hunter, and even the prince of a planetary army (who's planet was one Turles overthrew, though Turles accepted the prince's services due to being impressed with his resistance). This leaks over to his fighting strategies as well. When confronted by Piccolo earlier, Turles had no problem pitching Gohan at him to stop Piccolo's charge and then deftly unleashed an attack on Piccolo's back while the other was distracted. Additionally, when Gohan's mindless rampage was stopped by Gohan's dragon friend, Turles merely attempted to kill the dragon out of annoyance (though this backfired on him and drew Gohan's anger). Ever cool, Turles rectified this mistake by attempting to murder Gohan instead, seeing the entire event more as a failed exercise of amusement than any true threat.

Turles is an extremely proud and confident individual. Like many other villains before and after him, his main ambition is to conquer the universe, no matter if it entails killing millions of innocent people in the process due to the Tree of Might. His mannerisms also serve to example this pride, as he was content to merely remain inside his spaceship and let his henchmen do all the dirty work of planting the Tree of Might and ensuring its growth, including dealing with any planetary defenses. It wasn't until something personally interested him that he voluntarily left his ship to go investigate, kicking off his involvement in the fight. This pride also manifests itself in his interactions with other people and in his fighting. For the former, it's rather noticeable that he often puts himself above the people he's dealing with, enabling him to look down on them, though this is merely a quirk if he can manage it, as he has no problem holding his own against people taller or higher than him. When it comes to fighting, he seems to find a perverse and arrogant pleasure in knocking his opponents to the ground and then stepping on them to hold them down, both reaffirming his own superiority and degrading them at the same time. Considering his attempts to kill after these actions, he can be seen to hold himself as an executioner. He does still retain a sense of pride in his own race, repeatedly mocking both Gohan and Goku for not acting like true Saiyans and calling the pair of them a disgrace to the race within their blood. However, considering his own egotistical desires, it's highly unlikely that he has any respect for the reigning monarchs of his home planet, if any respect at all for anyone in a position of authority over him.

He does seem to have a good measure of intelligence and caution to his confidence, as he first let a mechanical drone arrive on Earth to test it for suitability for the Tree of Might before bothering to send his subjects to sow the seed, showing he's well-aware of potentially wasting both his time and energy. Additionally, he has knowledge of Goku's true name and the fact he was specifically sent to Earth to eliminate the population, showing good degree of historical knowledge of his race's actions even while away from them. He was also able to discern Gohan's half-Saiyan heritage at a mere glance, revealing a discerning eye and a quick intelligence to piece together heritage and possibility.

Other aspects of Turles' character have been expanded upon in various video games he's appeared in, but as these are questionably canon, it serves to take a grain of salt. Additionally, his personality, words, and history change depending on the translation, though he will by default carry himself off the history of the original Japanese version of the movie. For a run down of his biography, please consult here: ~Biography~. And remember to consider that the English dub of his movie is often different from the Japanese, which he will mainly be taken from. All in all, Turles remains one of the more stereotypical main villains of the series, but has plenty in his own way of being a unique character in his own right.

Power Level
Despite being considered a low-class Saiyan warrior, Turles' base power level is higher than that of other Saiyans of that tier. He is able to beat Piccolo (before eating any fruit) whose power level is at 18,000 (the same as Cui's and Vegeta's during the Saiyan Saga). This could be due to his travels across the galaxies making him stronger as he ravaged countless planets. Turles calculates Goku's power level as roughly 30,000. When a battle ensues, Goku initially has the edge; the movie pamphlet states that Turles has a power level of 19,000 during this point. After eating a piece of fruit from the Tree of Might, Turles' power level increased dramatically; over 300,000 according to the movie pamphlet. Turles defeats Goku's Kaio-ken x10 with ease after this. Turles also eats another fruit after beating Piccolo, Tien, Yamcha, Krillin and Chiaotzu, which could have boost his power to even greater heights, although by how much is unknown. However, he is ultimately bested by Goku's second Spirit Bomb (King Kai describes this as a Super Spirit Bomb of sorts since it was formed from the fruit of the tree).

~Techniques and Special Abilities~