|Unlike the real Earth, The DBZ earth is made
up of one continent, two smaller ones and two island groups.
The shape of it is our Asia, but without Japan, Korea, and little
of India. To the north and south are two subcontinents about
the size of Australia. The northern one, Yunzabit, is a wasteland
of mountains and valleys. The southern one is tropical like
south America. This makes most of DBZ earth above the equator,
as it is mostly dense forest, grassy plains, and rocky desolate
areas much like the American southwest.
|The distant home of the
green-skinned reptilian Namekians. Planet Namek is a warm, pastoral
water-world dotted with hundreds of islands, jutting grass-topped
buttes and small continents covered in odd puffball-shaped trees.
Namek's inhabitants do not, as a rule, build cities, they prefer
to cluster in small villages of a few hundred people. With its
low, rounded shapes and bubble windows.
Villages are managed by an elder, chosen for his wisdom rather
than power. Village elders gather together to discuss regional
problems, but there is no centralized government. Each Namekian
is born with a purpose or place in life that they try their
best to fulfill. There are no armies or other large civilizations;
each village has a small cadre of warriors who defend their
home (and the village's single dragonball) against all enemies.
The Nameks technology level is high, but they don't use it much
and concentrate on spiritual aspects of life, not on material.
|According to legends
(and the tale told in the Pendulum Room), Planet Vegeta was
originally home to two hominoid species; one technological and
peaceful, the other savage and warlike. The Saiyans were the
latter group and, over time,, exterminated their Truffle neighbors,
presumably renaming the high-gravity planet after their leaders,
Vegeta and Dynasty .Bloodthirsty warriors, Saiyans are fearless
in battle, even before the light of the full moon turns them
into giant, energy breathing were-apes (Oozaro).
And that's not counting the legendary power of the Super Saiyan,
who supposedly appears every 1,000 years. Planet Vegeta appears
to have been much like our earth, with a fairly sophisticated
level of technology. Truffle cities covered most of the temperate
zone, with the nomadic,Hun-like Saiyans overthrow reduced much
of the habitable zone to rubble and wrecked the entire planet,
technology and all. This didn't bother the Saiyans much;they
simply joined up with Frieza's -and became intergalactic pirates.
Most Saiyan technology therefor from from the Frieza gang, instead
of being homebuilt (the exception of the scouter - obsessed
with measuring an opponent's fighting power, the Saiyans developed
|A dry,dim world somewhere between the ruins
of planet Vegeta and Earth. Its insectile inhabitants had a
fairly advanced civilization by the time it appeared in the
Sagas,although the rough, rocky terrain and the lack of light
seemed to indicate that life was harsh. Like planet Vegeta,
planet Arlia has also been ravaged by war, this time between
the old ruling family and the new king. War of Arlia must have
been pretty awful; its 7 foot tall, grasshopper-like warriors
were skilled fighters and backed up fairly high tech weapons
(blasters). They also mastered ki-energy attacks of their own,
but they did not even come close to Vegeta's and Nappa's attacks
Vegeta and Nappa stopped briefly on Arlia (as a sort of rest
break), and decided to amuse themselves by interfering in the
local civil war. It was hardly a good workout; the Saiyans easily
overthrew the ruling tyrant, freed the good-guy leader languishing
in the dungeons, and reunited him with his beautiful wife who
had been forced to be the overlords consort.
Of course, never one to settle for a happy ending, Vegeta subsequently
annihilated Arlia with a single blast. But there's no reason
to rule out the possibility that some of the Arlians (with their
fairly high level of technology) couldn't have secretly escaped
the region, awaiting their chance to avenge their murdered home