|“||That could of been a fun life too. But I'm Vegeta's wife and Trunks's mother. I'm happy with that.||„|
Bulma is the initial deuteragonist of Dragon Ball and later a secondary character in Dragon Ball Z, GT and Super. She wanted the dragon balls to get a boyfriend she didn't need the wish when she found Yamcha and she became his girlfriend. She is also Goku's first and best friend aside from his Grandpa and her personality often acts as a foil to his. She later marries Vegeta and have a son named Trunks and a daughter named Bulla. She is also shown to be good friends with Chi-Chi and Videl. In the FUNimation dub, she is voiced by the late Hiromi Tsuru In the original Japanese version of the Dragon Ball series and was also voiced by Tiffany Vollmer in the English dub while Monica Rial voices her in the FUNimation dub of Dragon Ball Z Kai as well as Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods and Resurrection of F and in Dragon Ball Super.
Bulma has a temperamental personality while being very tomboyish and girly at the same time. While known for her extreme intellect, Bulma is considerably spoiled and vain, using her great beauty as an excuse for her selfish behavior. Her selfishness prevented her from being able to ride the Flying Nimbus. While in stressful conditions, she becomes frightened easily and gets angry toward everyone including her allies. Bulma tends to have a great deal of concern over her hygiene, frequently complaining when circumstances prevent her from taking a bubble bath or replenishing her beauty supplies, even when her hygiene is the least of her worries such as being stranded in the wilderness.
Despite her temperament, Bulma often displays friendliness and helpfulness towards others. She tends to approach major situations rationally, often making crucial decisions on her own, and she tends to be very persistent in achieving her goals. As she gets more mature, Bulma focuses on becoming a great scientist and helps out by creating and fixing inventions that help the Z Fighters and her family. She is shown to be very witty, usually teasing her friends, apart of being happy and easy-going.
- Bulma was originally a parody of a character from Journey to the West (like Goku was too). She was adapted from Xuanzang (also called Tripitaka), the monk and the main protagonist of the novel. Like in the original novel, she leads the band of five consisting of herself, Goku, Oolong, Yamcha and Puar (each an adaptation of a Journey to the West character) in search of the Dragon Balls. Despite Xuanzang being a male, Bulma being a female follows a tradition in Chinese opera where the role is performed by a female actor.
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