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Flying through space and protecting the galaxy does sound like a good time. But when you're married to Vegeta and mom to a boy like Trunks, you don't look back. I'm perfectly content with how my life is unfolded.
About me: Bulma is a brilliant scientist and the second daughter of Capsule Corporation's founder Dr. Brief and his wife Bikini, the younger sister of Tights, and is Goku's first friend. She used to be the girlfriend of Yamcha, but moved on (while remaining friends with him) and, eventually, became the wife of Vegeta, as well as the mother of Trunks and Bulla. A technological and scientific genius who can turn her talents to almost any field and understand alien technology near-effortlessly, her inventions, and the resources of Capsule Corporation, have been invaluable to Goku and the rest of the Dragon Team many times. Her most notable invention is the Dragon Radar.
Throughout the entire series, Bulma has changed her appearance more than any character going through a total of 18 different hairstyles. Her hair colors varies between appearances, being colored: purple, blue, or turquoise. Her hairstyle was shoulder-length as a teenager. Many of the clothes Bulma is seen wearing often bear her name or the Capsule Corporation logo on it.
She had a tender appearance in her teen years, like her milky colored skin. In her teen years her bust measurement was 85cm, her waist measurement was 58cm, and her hip measurement was 84cm. As an adult her bust measurement was 87.2cm before breastfeeding, and 83.4cm after.
In her initial appearance, Bulma had her hair in a braided ponytail with a red ribbon and wore a very short pink dress with her name on it with blue sneakers and purple socks. Due to wetting her panties when being captured by a pterodactyl, her clothes are quickly changed to a pair of boots, gray pants and a blue jacket with a white tank top underneath with her hair unchanged.
When she was staying the night in her Capsule House she wore a pink nightgown with one side of her hair in a pigtail and adds a pair of pink socks and blue sneakers to it when she was forced to take Turtle to the beach. After coming back from the beach, Bulma is briefly seen in a white shirt and pants with brown shoes and gloves when attempting to ride Goku's Flying Nimbus.
When dealing with Oolong in Aru Village, Bulma is seen in one of her more consistent appearances featuring her hair down and wearing a pair of brown short shorts, red and white shoes, pink socks, a red jacket with a white shirt underneath and a red hat with her name on it.
Since she loses her Capsules at a river, she is forced to wear a Bunny Costume since she thinks the previous outfit got too dirty for her to wear. She wears the Bunny costume until she gets a pair of gypsy styled clothes at Monster Carrot's Village. The gypsy clothes consisted of her hair in a ponytail while wearing a white suit with a red waistband, a golden collar, a small blue jacket, gold armlets, and red sandals. She wears this outfit until she gets back to West City.
When she attended the 21st World Martial Arts Tournament she wears a red tank top that has her name on it, a white shirt underneath, orange skirt, yellow socks, and purple shoes. Her hair is also ponytail with a red bow on her head. During the time, Bulma met back with Goku in West City during his time being targeted by the Red Ribbon Army, Bulma wore a red tube top that leaves her shoulders exposed, orange shorts, and pink shoes with purple socks while having her hair in a side ponytail. When she was with Krillin being pursued by General Blue in the Pirate Cave she left her shorts, shoes, and socks behind to swim and was just in her red tube top and red panties that showed her butt crack at the back. After getting back to Kame House after the incident she is seen wearing an outfit which is identical to the outfit worn before but everything being pink. She wears this outfit all the way until the end of the Fortuneteller Baba Saga.
After the three year time skip, has her hair cut shorter and wears an opened up orange sweatshirt, a red shirt underneath, white skirt, orange socks and blue shoes with orange laces at the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament. She wears this same outfit minus the orange sweatshirt for part of the King Piccolo Saga. In the later half, she switches to a blue shirt and skirt. After King Piccolo's defeat, Bulma is seen wearing a white and blue striped shirt with an orange skirt. After another three year time skip during the Piccolo Jr. Saga, she wears a sleeveless purple dress with a white belt that has a pouch to the side. She also is wearing white boots with yellow socks and has her hair at shoulder length again as well as wearing red lipstick. She also wears pink earrings and wears a pink bracelet on her left wrist. She also had the same appearance in Dragon Ball Z: The World's Strongest and Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug.
After the five-year gap that begins Dragon Ball Z, Bulma has her hair cut short again and wears white shorts, blue socks, blue and orange shoes and a blue shirt that leaves her shoulders exposed underneath an open white coat. After the year has passed in the middle of the Vegeta Saga, Bulma wears a blue shirt with a white collar and white edges on the sleeves as well as matching blue shorts with the edges on the bottom. Her hair is also back to a ponytail with a red bow. After the battle of the Saiyans is over, Bulma wears a white shirt that says Capsule Corporation and a pair of tight red jeans and has her hair all the way down with it longer than before. While on the ship on their trip to Namek, Bulma had her hair cut to shoulder length again and wore only her gray tank top and panties while traveling on board the Nameless Namekian's Spaceship (a reference to Ellen Ripley in the Alien films). While on Namek, she wore a perfectly fitting black jumpsuit on the whole body with a yellow tunic over it and pair of orange boots as with as a red hairband. In the Androids Saga, she wore an exposed midriff in a red crop top with an orange ultra short jacket, cropped jeans, & high top sneakers. By the end she's wearing a burgundy long-sleeved shirt, white pants, and her hair was still shoulder-length which is also retained in Dragon Ball Z: Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan while in Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound, she wears a yellow spaghetti strap crop tank top which bared her midriff, a yellow headband, white jean shorts, a pearl necklace, a red ring around her wrist, red flip flops, and also retains her hairstyle from the Android Saga.
In the Buu Saga, she wore a sleeveless green dress with the shoes similar to what her sons wear and her hair is bowl-cut and she also wears gold hoop earrings. At the Capsule Corporation garage, she wears a brown long-sleeved button-down shirt with dark green pants, a dark brown vest, and brown gloves. At the 25th World Martial Arts Tournament and for the majority of the Buu Saga, her green dress is replaced with a sleeveless red dress and a yellow kerchief tied around her neck, although she switches back to the green dress for the party celebration for the defeat of Kid Buu in "He's Always Late".
In Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods and early Dragon Ball Super, Bulma wears a sleeveless purple dress and a light green kerchief tied around her neck resembling her outfit that she wore in the 25th World Martial Arts Tournament and wears red sneakers and also wears small gold earrings instead of gold hoop earrings and she also retains her bowl-cut hairstyle from the Buu Saga.
In Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn, she wears the same appearance from the 25th World Martial Arts Tournament in the Majin Buu Saga while in Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon, her red dress and a yellow kerchief is replaced by a blue dress which resembles her green dress.
For Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection โFโ and Dragon Ball Super, Bulma receives a new outfit which she wears a white t-shirt, a red bandanna, jeans, cowgirl boots, and wears stud earrings. She later wears an outfit identical to her future self but her short sleeved undershirt is green, her jeans is pale blue and wears brown flats. While pregnant with Bulla, Bulma wears a pink sleeveless maternity dress with a white long sleeve shirt, gray leggings and black shoes.
In Dragon Ball Super: Broly, she wears a purple jacket with yellow sleeves, a black bra-like garment, white shorts, yellow sunglasses, blue shoes and nail polish, and red lipstick.
After the Kid Buu Saga, she wears a yellow and black dress with a black leather jacket and brown gloves and black boots and retains her bowl-cut hairstyle from the Majin Buu Saga, but with an open bang and now wears gold triangle earrings.
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 Dragon Team and her family. She is shown to be very witty, usually teasing her friends, a part of being happy and easy-going. In the Japanese version, she even refers to Goku and Krillin by the Japanese suffix "-Kun," indicating she is very close to them.
Bulma enjoys strawberries, attractive boys and bubble baths. While dealing in certain social dilemmas, Bulma would sometimes have to deal with using her sex appeal to get what she wants. Though she shows a strong dislike to perverted men, she herself got infatuated towards any attractive guy she saw even in her early adulthood, even during the time she was dating Yamcha, whom she claimed she was in love with and intended to marry. On a related note, regarding her being infatuated with any attractive guy she saw, sometimes her infatuation can cause her to flirt with a guy in a very crass manner, as demonstrated by when she encountered General Blue before learning his true sexual orientation where she grabbed his arm, licked it, and also meowed like a cat. However, she loses interest in him due to his lack of commitment to her and becomes more committed to her relationship with Vegeta. At times, she doesn't watch her mouth, which gets her into trouble. On a similar note, she also had a severe lack of tolerance towards Yamcha being approached by other women when she was still dating him, as she initially broke up with him when she thought Yamcha was cheating on her for Hasky, and when Maron attempted to flirt with Yamcha a second time, she stormed over to the two and proceeded to furiously scold Maron (though the latter bit ended up backfiring when Chi-Chi's timed arrival to scold Maron resulted in Maron expressing at amusement at the "two middle-aged ladies" [referring to Bulma and Chi-Chi] and caused the two to get into a furious argument over their ages).
Despite their rocky start and quarrelsome natures, Bulma tends to have a unanimous relationship with Vegeta, which increasingly improves after they get married. Bulma tends to take control over Vegeta and often berates him for his rude behavior, yet she takes pleasure in teasing him. Although they can argue often and despite him being a former enemy to the Z Fighters, Bulma is very devoted to Vegeta and truly loves him, even taking great pride at being his wife. After becoming a mother, Bulma is a very loving one towards her son and daughter, even though she demonstrated some irresponsibility when she took Trunks to the Androids battlefield when he was a baby, but she later learns from this mistake.
Bitter breakup and her marriage to Vegeta notwithstanding, Bulma and Yamcha still love each other dearly as childhood friends, enough so that the former unhesitantly wept in the latter's arms as he comforted her at the news of Vegeta's death battling Buu. By the time of Super, Bulma clearly still considers her ex an important part of her life to invite him to every one of her frequent celebrations, and happily lets him hold baby Bulla (though Vegeta was *less than amused* when the lovable oaf inadvertently made her cry).
One of Bulma's most interesting relationships is her friendship with Goku, having known the Saiyan for the majority of his life and becoming his first, and one of his closest, friends. Initially, she expressed frustration and annoyance towards his lack of hygiene, manners, and knowledge of the world and sought to only use him as protection whenever they encountered serious trouble when looking for the Dragon Balls. But soon, Bulma came to warm up to and care for Goku as a dear friend, their relationship being akin to that of an older sister-younger brother. As they grew up together, Bulma would assist Goku whenever he needed it and often showed great concerned for him whenever a task seemed too big or if he was in danger of being killed, though she would still get annoyed with his immature tendencies and forgetfulness and Goku has often shown to fear her temper to the point of being submissive and obedient to her. Even after they had both become adults, Bulma remained good friends with Goku even though she expressed irritation at him often being quick to fight someone and his habit of not taking things seriously enough. Despite this, Bulma's faith and trust in Goku whenever it came to combat has shown to be absolute to the point where she often displays more confidence in him than even her own husband, Vegeta; such as the battles with Majin Buu as well as Goku Black and Future Zamasu. Bulma's companionship with Goku also extends to his family, being a good friend of Chi-Chis and showing a great deal of warmness to his sons Gohan and Goten, even after the former grows up.
As she got older, Bulma was shown to have some irritation towards her fellow Z-Fighters for constantly relying on the Dragon Balls to revive people when dealing with a threat. This eventually came to a head when Piccolo, Goten, and Trunks were sealed inside the Hyperbolic Time Chamber when fighting Super Buu, where she called them out on their stating they'll revive Goten and Trunks with the Dragon Balls in case they get killed, especially when Goten and Trunks were children (also calling the rest of the Z-Fighters cowards in the Japanese dub), after Krillin suggested that Piccolo, Goten, and Trunks commit suicide and then revive them.
Though she is not a fighter, Bulma can be violent when angered and defend herself if need be. Several characters such as Krillin, Gohan, Goku and even to some extent Vegeta, are shown to fear her violent temper. When it seemed Frieza had been destroyed by the Large Spirit Bomb Krillin freaked when he remembered they had left Bulma all alone on Namek and Krillin even suggested that an angry Bulma is more terrifying than Frieza. Much later, Goku freaked out when he realized he had forgotten it was Bulma's birthday and even suggested she might be more terrifying than Beerus. Also, Vegeta adamantly refused to go training with Goku during Bulma's pregnancy because he feared she would never forgive him, although it's more likely that Vegeta wanted to be there for Bulma in this unsure time.
Even though she has noble qualities, she puts too high of an emphasis on her appearance, which is possibly one of the reasons why the Nimbus Cloud wouldn't allow her to ride on it. As she grew older, she became so paranoid about losing her good looks that she went so far as to collect the Dragon Balls simply to make herself look 5 years younger, as in Dragon Ball Super: Broly, she had already collected 6 out of 7 of the Dragon Balls. It's also implied that she'd done this a few times before.
She even angrily slapped the God of Destruction Beerus for ruining her party (however this was partially due to her belief that Beerus was a friend of her husband's). Fortunately, all Beerus did in response was to simply slap her right back, causing Vegeta to angrily attack Beerus in order to defend his wife. Over time, even Beerus came to fear her temper and often tries to avoid saying anything that will anger her. When she finally comes face-to-face with Frieza after his revival and confronts him along with the Dragon Team and Jaco, Bulma bravely confronts Frieza, to the point of even addressing the tyrant impolitely and rudely. However, her confidence and bravado were shown to due to her belief that Gohan and the other Z Fighters were stronger than Frieza and quickly lost her bravado (to the point she began speaking politely to Frieza) when Gohan and Piccolo pointed out that Frieza had become far stronger than he was previously. She even attempted to get Frieza to wait for Goku, but when Frieza agreed to wait only ten seconds for Goku to appear, she lost her temper and called him a stingy jerk (and in the Funimation dub even said "Screw you!" to Frieza and called him names, such as bastard and scumbag). On that note, in the Japanese version, she was shown to use very coarse language at times, with a very notable example of this being the aforementioned interaction with Frieza, where she demanded bluntly that Vegeta and Goku return to Earth immediately due to Frieza having returned from the dead, while describing him as being an "evil, rotten, [censored]ing asshole", with Frieza taking offense to the last part of the description (the Funimation dub tones this down to have Bulma refer to Frieza as an evil scumbag instead).
Although her physical strength is that of a regular human, Bulma possesses a practically superhuman level intellect, being able to create technology capable of feats beyond contemporary science. She usually displays keen analytical skills and ability to recognize design and engineering styles, even being able to understand the engineering sensibilities of her alternate future counterpart's time machine. Given that her father was the inventor of the Dynocap technology that is frequently used throughout the series, it stands to reason that Bulma is well versed in compressible micro-technology, which is shown in her creation of Saiyan battle armor, which adjusts to fit the size of the wearer, which likely possesses the ability to stretch to Oozaru-sized beings just as the original models did. Her inventions are often used for her quest for the Dragon Balls or for her father's company, as well as for helping her friends on winning important battles. Many of these creations, like Dragon Radar, are so complex that experts and scientists have not been able to understand them.
With time, she obtained a great understanding of alien technology and biology, as she was able to design Saiyan battle armor that mimicked the properties of Vegeta's armor that he wore on Planet Namek, and made her own variant that could keep up with the rigors of Super Saiyan and above-levels of exertion and physical stress. Her understanding of Saiyan biology comes into play with her ability to design training equipment for Vegeta and Trunks, knowing the parameters of Saiyan physiology. This is likely due to having witnessed the increases in strength that Saiyans are capable of due to having seen Goku gradually improved his strength and abilities for decades as well as having raised half-Saiyan children and having had close contact with Gohan and Goten during their lives as well. She has also had the opportunity to improve her scientific knowledge by studying various pieces of alien technology from Jaco's Spaceship as a child, Raditz's Scouter, to the Nameless Namekian's Spaceship, an Attack Ball remote, and Battle Armor which she either repaired and/or reverse engineered. Additionally, she's studied the technology of other scientists such as Android 17's blueprints, Android 16 while repairing him, and the Blutz Wave Generator originally developed by herself for Baby while infected with a Tuffle parasite. She also studied her future self's work in the field of Time Machine development after receiving access to her late counterpart's notebook thus potential knowledge of future developments in the technology of an alternate future timeline.
Bulma also has proven several times to be a very capable pilot, even being able to drive spaceships and large airplanes. Her skills as a pilot are such that she is able to perform many complex and daring maneuvers at supersonic speeds both in the sky and in sub-aquatic environments, even being able to intimidate her son when she is properly motivated. This was best seen when trying to goad a reaction out of her stoic husband in mid-transit to an island for a family vacation, with her aerial antics being enough terrify and unnerve Trunks.
Though she does not possess the ability to manipulate ki herself, according to an anime filler scene where Captain Ginyu possessed her body, Bulma has been able to sense the power of other fighters. However, this was a temporary skill obtained from Captain Ginyu. Although she is not a fighter, Bulma is skilled at shooting by using different types of guns and machines. From time to time, her strength has been exaggerated for comedic purposes, even to the point where she is able to perform feats of strength normally thought to be impossible for a regular woman.
Her abilities as an inventor even as a teenager was enough out do even the likes of Senbei Norimaki who had trouble figuring out how to fix the Dragon Radar she had created despite his own talent as an inventor. Even as a young girl, Jaco was so amazed by the power of a Ray Gun she had invented he even asked her if she would join the Galactic Patrol when she was older in recognition of her skill.
However, despite her intelligence, it is shown to be rivaled in certain areas by Emperor Pilaf such as programming skills as shown in Dragon Ball Super when he rewrote the Time Machine's software which Bulma herself noted was better and allowed it to remain showing she is smart enough to recognize when someone's talent is greater than her own.
In Dragon Ball Fusions, she even develops a device called the Metamo-Ring through her research into Fusion which results in the creation of a new type of fusion called EX-Fusion demonstrating she has developed enough understanding of fusion techniques and the processes that make fusion possible to develop an entirely new form of it through the combination of technology and Metamoran Fusion Dance technique.
In Xenoverse 2, Xeno Trunks notes that the Hero Figures created by main timeline Bulma are definitely her work given that they had been detailed down to the tiniest points indicating she has a fine attention to detail. He also explains she created the figures and Hero Colosseum Battle Simulator using data she collected while in Conton City. Bulma considers them to be one of her greatest inventions.