Character Description
Nappa is a fictional character from Dragonball Z and Dragonball GT.
He is a member of the Saiyan race. He is an elite warrior, and a companion of Vegeta's. He accompanies Vegeta to Earth to help him search for the famed Dragonballs. He is a bulky character, and wears a Scouter, due to his inability to sense power levels. He appears during the Saiyan Saga in Dragonball Z.
 Plot Involvement
|First Appearance||Dragonball Z|
 Dragonball Z
Namek, Captain Ginyu, & Frieza Sagas
On arrival, Nappa immediately shows some of his power by evaporating an entire city in an instant. Soon, he and Vegeta come face to face with the Z-fighters. He easily faces Tien and Chiaotzu. Unable to beat Nappa, even with his most fearsome attacks, Tien succumbs to him. Piccolo steps in, but is easily matched. As Nappa moves to kill Gohan, Piccolo moves in front of him, and is killed instead of Gohan. However, when Goku arrives, Nappa is no match for his Kaioken from his training from King Kai, and is defeated. Vegeta, in scorn, kills Nappa himself.
Nappa arrives on Earth with Vegeta with the intention of finding the Dragon Balls. They are both quickly confronted by Goku's friends, most of which Nappa quickly deals with, killing Chiaotzu, Tien and Piccolo before Goku arrives. Nappa then goes on to challenge Goku thinking he should be easily beaten like his friends. But Goku clearly is much stronger than Nappa, so Vegeta orders Nappa to stop. Not content with sitting out the fight, Nappa turns his attention to Gohan and Krillin, intending to kill them. It's then that Goku is forced to react, using his new Kaio Ken to stop Nappa in his tracks, breaking his back in the process. Vegeta then kills Nappa, seeing him to be of no further use to him.
 Dragonball GT
Super Android 17 Saga
Nappa briefly appears in Dragonball GT, as one of those who escape from hell, but is killed once again by Vegeta.
Nappa makes a brief return many, many years later after his death by escaping from Hell during this Saga. He is seem destroying a town for fun but runs into Vegeta. Remembering what his former partner did to him before he tries to attack him, but Vegeta kills him just as easily as he killed him all those years ago, and Nappa is sent back to Hell once again.