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 Character Description
Saibamen are fictional characters from the Dragonball Z series.
Saibamen are small creatures that can be instantly grown from seeds, they are practically mindless and soon become fulll fledged fighters.. They are used by the Saiyans, Vegeta and Nappa, to fight Yamcha, Krillen, Tien, and Picolo, for certain missions and training purposes. It is said that their power levels are all at 1,200, as strong as Raditz. We learn that their signature abilities are to shoot acid out of their head, and also activate a self-destruct technique. They were easily defeated by the Z Warriors when the Saiyans invaded Earth. However, one particular Saibaman was able to self-destruct and take the life of Yamcha with him.
 Plot Involvement
The Saibamen are called upon in this Saga when Nappa grows six of them in the ground on Earth. Realising there are six of them, and six Earth fighters they decide to fight one-on-one. Tien fights first and is able to defeat the first Saibamen without too much effort, for failing to defeat Tien, Vegeta kills this Saibamen himself.
Next is Yamcha's turn, also being able to defeat the Saibamen, but with Yamcha's back turned, the Saibamen latchs onto his back and explodes, killing them both. This launches the others into a free-for-all fight with the Saibamen in which all of them are eventually killed by Krillin and Piccolo.
 Other Appearances
Saibamen also make an appearance in a Dragonball Z movie which shows Vegeta beating up Saibamen as a child.