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 Character Description
Raditz is a fictional character in the Dragonball Z series.
 Plot Involvement
Main Plot Summary
He arrives on Earth to find out why the planet had not been destroyed, which was Goku's original mission. Raditz soon kidnaps Gohan in hopes of getting him to join him, but Goku instead teams up with Piccolo in order to take down Raditz.
Raditz was the weakest of the Saiyans under Frieza's rule, but was still much powerful than Goku at the time he is first introduced. Raditz later on gets killed by Piccolo and Goku.
Raditz arrives on Earth insearch of his brother, Kakarot, who we all know as Goku. He soon finds him by finding his strong power level through the scouter over his eye and explains to him who is and that he wants Goku to join him to take out some planets with the other two remaining Saiyans. Goku refuses so to persuade Goku, Raditz kidnaps Gohan, Goku's young son, and orders Goku to kill 100 humans by tomorrow if he wants to see Gohan alive.
Raditz then leaves with Gohan, unaware that Goku and the others will be able to track his energy. Whilst waiting for a day to pass his scouter picks up incredibley high power readings from Gohan, but Raditz presumes that his scouter is broken. Before long Raditz is confronted by Goku and Piccolo, who have tracked him down. They challenge him to a fight, both for their own reasons and of course Raditz accepts as he is stronger than both of them. This is quickly proved as Goku and Piccolo struggle to get the upperhand, Raditz was even able to dodge Piccolo's new technique - the Special Beam Cannon. Raditz then starts to brutally beat Goku, causing Gohan to fly into a rage, hitting Raditz and weakening him. It's then that Goku grabs and holds back Raditz, keeping him still and telling Piccolo to use his Special Beam Cannon again, knowing it will kill him as well as Raditz. Piccolo agrees and the two of them are mortally wounded, just as Raditz is dieing, Piccolo tells Raditz that Goku will be brought back to life by the Dragon Balls. It's then that Raditz informs him that the other two Saiyans have heard the information and will arrive on Earth in a year, angered, Piccolo finishes Raditz off.