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...It's clear to me that no being in this universe possesses the power to seal away my magic. How wonderful it is not to have to fear that anymore.
~ Moro in Chapter 49 of the Dragon Ball Super manga
...I detest the sort of peace that you people want to preserve on this planet and others. All those who would strive for such nonsense...should be eradicated.
~ Moro in Chapter 50 of the Dragon Ball Super manga

Moro, also known as Planet-Eater Moro, is the main antagonist of the Galactic Patrol Prisoner Saga in Dragon Ball Super. He is a powerful wizard who threatened Universe 7 about 10 million years ago.

Biography

Background

10 million years ago, Moro destroyed the Iragi Star System and brought about mass extinction on 320 planets. During his fight with the Grand Supreme Kai and the South Supreme Kai, Moro used his magic to attack the Supreme Kais with comets. Upon absorbing life energy from a nearby planet, Moro condenses the energy into a ball and eats it causing his strength to grow even further. Ultimately, the Grand Supreme Kai uses up all of his god powers and successfully seals away Moro's magic where he is then imprisoned by the Galactic Police. He is sentenced to death but nobody is strong enough to end his life and so he stayed locked away for the next 10 million years.

Galactic Patrol Prisoner Saga

The seal on Moro's magic power has broken, allowing him to escape from the Galactic Patrol's prison which Merus believes is due to him regaining some of his magic.

Moro escaped on a spaceship with Cranberry (a former soldier of Frieza) and heads for New Namek where he meets Goku and Vegeta. Moro talks about how he's finally free after 10 million years of imprisonment and that his magic has returned before his lifespan ended. While Goku and Vegeta are discussing, Moro uses his powers to pull Esca out of a nearby house and tries to kill him. Vegeta saves Esca immediately as he promised that he won't let Moro kill any Namekians. Shortly after that, Vegeta starts fighting Moro but Moro isn't surprised or fazed by Vegeta's Godly power. After exchanging a few blows, Moro removes his robe and reveals the true form he was hiding. He's now ready to face Vegeta and tells him that if Vegeta wants to see his magic powers, he will gladly demonstrate his prowess. As it seems that the Prince is overpowering him, he is secretly sucking the life essence from Vegeta. Moro looked younger and was stronger too. Moro defeats Vegeta and Goku to look for the other Dragon Balls. He kills a Namekian Warrior, demonstrating his power. He moves to confront Goku and Vegeta again, but Merus interrupts them. When he fights Merus, he is caught off guard by Merus and is temporarily trapped, but is enraged and breaks free when he senses the Grand Supreme Kai's presence in Majin Buu. However, Buu proves to be more than a match for Moro, easily pinning him down.

Fortunately for Moro, Cranberry was able to finish collecting the Namekian Dragon Balls. Moro quickly has Cranberry use his second wish to restore his full magic power. He quickly rushes to Cranberry's location, then kills him, and steals the third wish. Upon being confronted by Goku and Vegeta, he says they will figure out his final wish on their own when the time comes. He teleports away from view to a nearby cliff.

Shortly afterwards, Moro attempts to draw all the energy from New Namek but is interrupted by the appearance of Goku, Vegeta and the Grand Supreme Kai who have teleported to his location. Moro kicks the Supreme Kai further out into outer space where the two Saiyans can't follow and proceeds to overwhelm the Supreme Kai with his superior power. During the battle, Merus appears and distracts Moro long enough for the Supreme Kai to grab a hold of him and teleport him back to Namek where Goku and Vegeta are waiting for him. When Vegeta vows to destroy him, Moro reminds them that they have forgotten about his third wish. It is revealed that his final wish was for every prisoner in the Galactic Prison to be set free.

The prisoners board a spaceship and are led by Saganbo who head to New Namek to assist Moro. Moro commends Saganbo and as promised shares his power with all the prisoners, empowering them significantly. As the prisoners battle Goku, Vegeta and Grand Supreme Kai, Moro begins absorbing energy from them and the planet once again. Goku asks why he is doing all this and Moro responds by telling him that he desires to create an ideal galaxy where he is free to consume planets. With no other choice, Goku and everyone else escapes from New Namek just before it dies. Moro has Saganbo send out his scouts so that they can seek out planets with a lot of life energy and makes his way to Planet Zoon where he absorbs all of the planet's energy and consumes it (along with the inhabitants).

Later, Saganbo informs him that they have received a distress signal from the Macareni Siblings. Moro, believing that the inhabitants could be strong, has Saganabo send out a stronger scouting party to verify it, saying that he will devour the planet if it proves to be the best quality.

After Shimorekka contacts Saganbo to relay information on the situation on Earth, Moro learns that Seventhree had already made use of his abilities. Curious to see how his abilities are being put to use, Shimorekka switches to monitor mode so they can see what is happening. Moro is surprised to see how much Earth has evolved over the last ten million years and that it hosts warriors even more powerful than his men. After hearing that Goku and Vegeta are training to defeat him, Moro has Saganbo order his men to retreat believing that he can get more energy out of them later. He vows to consume the two Saiyans upon their return along with the Earth.

Shortly afterwards, Moro senses Vegeta's newfound might after he dispatches of Yuzun to deal with the Yadrats. Delighted, Moro vows to stock up and reach the outer limits of his power before traveling to Earth, wondering if he even has limits in the first place. Over the next two months, he devours more planets and billions of innocent lives across the galaxy. After heading to Earth, his henchmen scatter across the planet to steal its treasures. Moro watches as his men struggle in their confrontation of the Z Fighters, deriding them for not even performing to his lowest of expectations and ponders on which one of the warriors he will devour first.

The ship descends to the ground below and as Android 17 almost defeats Seventhree, Moro arrives, grabbing Seventhree by the head. Saying that he should not have used his abilities so casually, he tosses him to Shimorekka and tells him to help him recover, as he will make use of him again. As Saganbo joins Moro, Piccolo and Gohan point out Moro's terrifying power. Moro notes that the other two Saiyans are not here, but Gohan says that they will come and, until then, they are in charge of protecting Earth.

In good spirits due to the amount of high energy the individuals there are on Earth, Moro wonders how best to go about consuming them. Saganbo suggests that he can handle them himself, not happy with how the rest of his crew has performed and Moro allows it as long as he keeps them alive. Before heading into battle, Moro gives Saganbo some of his energy, which dramatically powers him up.

Even though it begins to cause his body to break down from the pressure. Goku, while in his Super Saiyan Blue form shouts at Moro to stop and goes in with an attack though Moro easily blocks it. Saganbo meanwhile, having reached his limit dies from the strain with Moro mocking him for not being able to withstand the smidgen of energy he had given him. When Goku asks if Saganbo was meant to be friends, Moro tells him that he was just a soldier and can collect more.

As Goku now prepares to face Moro, he transforms into Ultra Instinct Sign, shocking Moro who realizes that the technique is one of the gods. As the two get into battle positions, Moro soon finds himself being struck by Goku's air blasts, punches thrown from a standstill position, and attempts to counter with a series of energy blasts. When Goku gets in close, Moro finds himself at a disadvantage due to his agility and attempts to use his magic to immobilize him, as well as using an illusion to try and trick him, nevertheless both fail.

After blocking Goku's Kamehameha, the two continue a close-quarters battle in the sky with Goku appearing to have the upper hand. Moro uses his magic to draw Goku in before the two land powerful simultaneous blows on each others stomach. Moro tries to absorb energy from Goku but with a quick display of speed, Goku is able to avoid it and after a series of attacks manages to knock Moro down. Moro calls out Goku's apparent eagerness in trying to end the battle and tells him that he has made a grave error in thinking that he has found a way around his energy absorption. Telling Goku he is a fool for thinking he is only capable of what he has shown so far, Moro further powers up using energy he had obtained from consuming countless worlds. Moro fires a single blast at Goku and after he deflects it, Moro grabs him from behind, wraps his arms around Goku's torso and squeezes Goku's torso, causing Goku to drop out of ultra instinct. Moro then squeezes Goku's head and throws him at a rock. Deducing why Goku appeared to be in such a rush and why he didn't use the state the whole time against Saganbo, Moro realizes that Goku can not maintain the state for long. After Goku returns to his feet and powers back up into the form stating that Moro stalled until Goku's Ultra Instinct wore off because Moro was not confident in fighting Goku's full power, Moro finds himself intrigued and ready for more.

The two power up to their full power and continue fighting, appearing to be an equal match for each other until Goku knocks Moro down at which point, after standing back up, Moro admits that he had been too cautious earlier and will not lose to Goku if that is the true extent of his power. As Goku begins to slow down after hitting his limit, Moro gains a clear edge in battle, even after one last desperate push, Moro soundly begins to beat Goku until he drops out of his Ultra Instinct Sign form. When he attempts to absorb Goku's energy, Android 17 and Android 18 intervene and Moro is impressed that the planet is capable of creating artificial life forms. As the two androids fail to leave much of a mark on Moro, Vegeta finally returns to Earth. Moro boasts that he has grown too powerful and is tired of fighters being unable to match him. Vegeta transforms into his Super Saiyan God SS Evolved form and charges Moro.

At first, Moro has little trouble battling Vegeta, but as the fight goes on, Vegeta reveals the fruits of his training on Yardrat - Forced Spirit Fission. All of the energy Moro had drained since his escape from the Galactic Prison was slowly beaten out of him, quickly turning the battle to Vegeta's favor and reverting the planet-eater to his old and decrepit state. Appearing completely drained and on the verge of death, Jaco encourages Vegeta to kill Moro then and there. However, before he could be finished off he reveals his trump card; still able to use his magic, he makes his way up to the ship where the last of his soldiers took shelter. Killing Shimorekka and consuming Seven Three, Moro assumes a new form with a face resembling Seven Three's and quickly incapacitates Vegeta. He reveals that he had allowed Seven Three to copy not just his fighting ability, but all of his power as well. Now stronger than ever, he also reveals that in addition to regaining his power, he also has access to Seven-Three's abilities, and he prepares to continue the battle.

When Vegeta returns, Moro easily evades his attacks, informing everyone that despite Seven-Three's storage of Moro's previous might be a copy, it is permanent as he is the originator of it. He then grabs Vegeta by the neck and copies his abilities. Moro beats around Vegeta before finishing him off with a Big Bang Attack. Gohan and Piccolo attack in unison against Moro and distract him long enough for Gohan to ensnare him using Gotenks' Galactic Donut technique. Goku, now having powered up to Super Saiyan Blue, performs the Instant Kamehameha, but this only results in him destroying Moro's left arm. Moro's arm quickly regenerates and he drives it straight through Goku's chest, informing everyone that he has access to all the powers and abilities of everyone Seven-Three ever copied and with no time limit. Gohan finally snaps and attacks Moro, though is unable to so much as make him flinch before he's punched in the face, getting several of his teeth knocked out as a result.

Dende telepathically contacts Piccolo and tells him his intended plan, but Piccolo realizes that Moro can hear him as well. Not wanting anyone to interfere, Moro erects a barrier that prevents anyone from entering or leaving. Moro proceeds to take down Android 17 and 18 and, as a last resort and using the barrier to his advantage, Piccolo attempts an all-or-nothing attack but, before he gets the chance to fire it off, he is struck down by a Special Beam Cannon fired by Moro leaving Jaco all alone. Moro advances toward Jaco, telling him that his limited energy is of no use to him and a terrified Jaco fires off a shot from his Ray Gun, only for a second shot to suddenly appear and create a greater explosion than was expected.

Moro then notices that the culprit is Merus and that he knows the latter is not really a member of the Galactic Patrol. Upon noticing that the fallen Dragon Team warriors have been transported elsewhere, Moro dispels the barrier surrounding the area. Merus confronts Moro in order to buy some time for Goku and his friends to be healed and Moro is quick to realize that Merus must be some form of deity. Moro holds his own in combat but senses that Merus is still holding back his true power, questioning why he would use a tool to fight.

After Goku returns, he quickly re-enters the battle against Moro so that Merus need not risk breaking his code and suffer from the consequences. Goku is unable to land a single blow on Moro who asks why he thinks he would succeed now when he failed already once before and easily takes him down. Moro attempts to grab Merus by the neck in order to copy his abilities but summoning his Angel Attendant's Staff he quickly severs Moro's arm, though it quickly regenerates. Merus decides to use his true powers as an Angel in order to seal away Moro's copy ability. Merus easily overwhelms Moro as he destroys the two orbs on Moro's palms followed by the orb on his forehead before fading away, entrusting Goku to protect the galaxy that he has grown to love.

As Moro returns, Goku informs him that Merus has now passed on and he will do the job himself as he enters into the perfected Ultra Instinct state. The sight of Goku's new form unnerves Moro and he attempts to throw an energy blast at him but is halted by Goku before he has the chance. Moro tries to hit Goku, however every one of his attacks is either blocked or dodged. In a fit of rage, Moro uses his full power but is unable to close the gap, even when resorting to using the planet's own energy as a weapon and later attempting to consume the planet's energy. Moro is sent hurtling into a rock by Goku, with a large chunk breaking away from the impact and pinning Moro underneath. With not even the energy to move the rock from him, Moro begins to beg for his life.

Goku destroys the rocks and taking the Senzu Beans from the newly arrived Krillin, offers to spare him if he promises to return to the Galactic Prison and vows to never break out again. Moro hastily accepts his offer and eats the bean.

However, Moro lies to Goku and immediately attacks him only to break his arm on his body. Goku calls him a coward and drops back down to his normal state asking Moro if he has ever trained before. When Moro says that he has not because it is for the weak, Goku says that it is a pity as he could have grown stronger through training than he ever did by eating planets and would have loved the opportunity to fight with him again. Once more Goku asks if he will return to prison but Moro spots his previously severed arm behind Goku and vows to continue his ways causing Goku to tap back into Ultra Instinct to finish him.

Moro summons his arm and attaches it, gaining Merus' power and ability and evolves further. In their first exchange, Moro manages to snatch the bag of Senzu Beans from Goku and crush them. The two battle once more with Moro amazed at what his body is now capable of. Racing across the planet, Moro kicks Goku into a mountain but as they continue, Moro's body begins to swell with Whis explaining that his body is attempting to contain the Angel power coursing throughout him. As Goku gains the advantage, an enraged Moro realizes that he must attain a body strong enough to endure the power. Moro decides to merge himself with Earth with Whis telling everyone that Moro's fate is now tied to the planets. In addition, his body now risks detonating which will eradicate the galaxy along with it causing Moro to arrogantly laugh at Goku.

Moro begins to absorb energy from all those on the planet, boasting that the planet's energy is now his own and drawing up fists from the very Earth, attacks Goku's from all directions. As he continues to take in more and more energy, he continues to grow even further causing the crystal on his forehead and the source of his power to fall out of sight. However, Vegeta arrives and uses his Forced Spirit Fission to rip Moro's spirit from the Earth which causes him to deflate and give Goku one last chance at victory, though the window for opportunity will not last long due to Moro continually draining Vegeta's energy. Goku charges forward in an attempt to destroy the crystal but Moro is able to halt his momentum using several more arms and drains Goku's power enough to revert him back to his normal state.

All hope appears to be lost, as Moro's mind begins to break down from the amount of energy coursing throughout him and now moments away from detonating and taking the galaxy out along with him. As Moro squeezes the life from Goku, a huge ball of god power appears. This is transmitted from Vegeta to Goku, allowing him to re-enter Ultra Instinct but this time also manifesting an ethereal avatar made entirely of energy in the shape of Goku that is even larger than Moro. This avatar overpowers Moro and the physical body of Goku leaps out of it. With a single mighty punch, he shatters the crystal. Moro's body crumbles to pieces before he is consumed by a massive explosion.

Appearance

Moro is a large humanoid goat with front pointing horns on both sides of his head. He stands in a slouching pose and has noticeable wrinkles with a scrawny frame. He has long dark nails and tufts of fur on his shoulders. He also dresses in long red robes with a hood and has baggy dark pants with a fur pelt wrapped around his waist and white bandages around his wrists and ankles. After absorbing all of Goku and Vegeta's energy, Moro became noticeably younger-looking with proper posture and few wrinkles. He also became fairly muscular and his beard shrunk dramatically to a more manageable length. After taking almost all of Namek's energy, Moro's beard shrunk even more. Once he absorbed the last bit of life energy on New Namek, Moro's beard essentially disappeared while regaining a very youthful and well-muscled appearance.

Personality

Moro is extremely heartless, greedy and murderous as he has no real respect for life in general. Rather, he views all living things as food for his pleasure and scoffs at people who try to stop him. Moro lacks empathy as he only cares about himself and nothing more. This extends to those he kills as he regards them as "nothing more than food."

He is also very deceitful and manipulative, as he used Cranberry to help restore his power and immediately eliminated him after he outlived his usefulness, as well as feigning weakness until he was able to absorb enough of Vegeta's energy to defeat him.

Moro often speaks in a calm, collected tone, but his calm demeanor gives way to extreme rage when in the presence of the Grand Supreme Kai, since the former has harbored a huge grudge against the latter for eons.

Moro holds a strong command over his forces and does not like it when his subordinates act on their own. This is seen when the Macareni Siblings go to Earth without informing Moro beforehand, and upon learning this, Moro sent a scouting party to search the planet and ordered Shimorekka to kill the siblings, stating traitors acting on their own are dispensable.

Moro has also shown that he cares nothing for his own men, and purposefully pumped more energy into Saganbo, knowing the damage it was doing to his body, which eventually causes his death. When Goku questioned him about this, Moro replied that he saw Saganbo as a soldier, of which more can be collected, much to the former's disgust. This attitude was later shown again, where he kills Shimorekka before devouring SevenThree in order to regain the upper hand, thus showing that he saw SevenThree as nothing more than a backup plan.

Ironically, despite having once criticized Vegeta for it (not knowing that it was merely a ruse), Moro is not above begging for his life when cornered by a stronger foe.

Notably, Moro has shown a genuine fear of dying, having acquired the firm conviction that by devouring all forms of life created by the gods since immemorial times, he is destined to live forever. As such, if the possibility of him being killed in battle becomes real, he will become erratic and fierce when pressed, but if he realizes that he will have no chance of victory, the evil warlock will cower to the point of retreating and even resort to fake clemency to avoid being killed, and possibly to trick them into letting him regain his strength. This shows that Moro is extremely manipulative and cunning as he was able to trick Goku into giving him a senzu bean to heal him and copy Merus' powers and abilities.

List of His Victims

  • Billions of lives: Moro drained all the energy of their planets along with their life force.
  • Grand Supreme Kai's friends: Moro killed all of the Kais who were Grand Supreme Kai's friends and colleagues and he is the reason Good Buu hates Moro so much.
  • Namekians: Moro kills all of them during his search for the Dragon Balls.
  • Tanissh: Moro throws him into a wall of fire.
  • Fused Namekian Warrior: Killed by Moro's Ruthless Blow.
  • Tsuburi: Moro killed him during his onslaught.
  • Cranberry: Moro impales him after regaining his full magic powers.
  • Zoon-seijins: Moro killed them all by draining them along with their home planet.
  • Saganbo: Moro kills him after giving him too much power for his body to handle.
  • Shimorekka: Moro killed him so he wouldn't interfere with his absorption of Seventhree.
  • Merus: Moro killed him indirectly as a result of him forcing Merus to use his true power. Per Angel rules, because Merus got too involved in the conflict when Angels are supposed to be neutral and not fight outside of training and sparring matches, he was erased.

Trivia

  • Moro's name (which can be alternatively spelled as "Molo") comes from Moloch, the name of a Canaanite deity.
  • Moro is the first main villain to be a humanoid animal.
  • Moro has the largest body count in Universe 7 (surpassing Beerus, Frieza, and Majin Buu) and one of the largest body counts in the franchise.
  • Unlike the vast majority of other villains and/or rivals, Moro relies on a strategic approach to deal with enemies than brute force.

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