|Anime/Manga Name||Karifu (カリフ)|
|Affiliation||Laiyas' Band (initial)|
Galaxy Warriors (during DBVD)
"Augh..! I can't stand this! I need to get out of this suit! Won't these fools just shut up and let us go destroy stuff already?"
Kaalif—codenamed Yiorn during his many years as a member of Laiyas' Band—is a Saiyan mercenary whose ancestors survived the destruction of Planet Vegeta by Frieza yet were stricken from the records when they could not be found by the World Trade Organization as a way to save face. The members of this band would take codenames to avoid detection by the WTO and, later, to avoid the Celcian Hypotherm during his Great Saiyan Purge. The name Kaalif would take was Yiorn, an alien word meaning "little beast" that he was called during an early one-Saiyan invasion.
As time went on, Kaalif befriended both Ticholla and his older brother Kale, two other members of their mercenary band and often would partner up with Kaalif to eliminate worlds for the black market sale from non-WTO benefactors.
Kaalif has a personality tick of constantly keeping his tail in motion in a manner not dissimilar to hand fidgeting. He finds it quite mentally uncomfortable to let his tail remain still, and as such hates having to do things such as wrap his tail around his waist. Because of this, he is left clenching his fists and teeth while disguising his Saiyan origins amongst clients.
When Ticholla informed him of Lord Laiyas' plot to not only assassinate Master Gordo but also find the true heir of the throne—a living descendant of the great King Vegeta—in order to make himself the de facto leader of all surviving Saiyans, Kaalif joined his friend in defecting, believing that Gordo's plan to find the heir to rule over them as the true path their race was intended to take. Laiyas found out quickly about this defection and informed the entire crew of the Leftover that the two was intending to betray their kind to Hypotherm in exchange for their own safety; Kaalif's father Lavor immediately disowned his son and took off after them. However, he would not get far as he was left stranded by the combined treachery of Pare and Gaccu, who not only saw him as old but also as a potential weak link due to his blood relation to one of the betrayers. He would later find out from the pair about his father's murder, which would only serve as a catalyst in his vengeance against them. Even so he would later appear not particularly thrilled to meet his father again in Hell, due to knowing how easily his father had disowned him, leaving a significant amount of tension between the two of them.
- Kaalif's name is based on a mutation of the word cauliflower.
- Dragon Ball R was initially intended to take place immediately following GT, though at the time I had very little knowledge of the series. As such, Kaalif was originally little more than a Saiyan version of Krillin, and there was intended to be a whole thing about how much that weirded Krillin out, while also allowing the two of them to perform Fusion together. It was eventually decided however that Somarinoa's fiction should not contradict official media canon and therefore was rewritten to take place well after most of the characters in the series would be long dead. In this rewriting, Kaalif was given a significantly more unique look, though he kept the short stature as a reference to his original form.
- Super Saiyan
- Super Saiyan 2
- Hyper Saiyan
- Cybo Saiyan
- Cybo Saiyan 2
- Mega Saiyan
- Mega Saiyan 2
- Heavy Saiyan
- Fusion: Saiyan Omega
Laiyas' Band are the remnants of a small band of survivors from the destruction of Planet Vegeta, who now work as mercenaries. Currently, only 18 members remain who have survived Hypotherm's Great Saiyan Purge. Initially Kaalif was a member of their group but he eventually went AWOL and they sought to kill him under orders of Lord Laiyas. As such, for the most part these are former allies turned enemies, although it is not always the case as some remained loyal to him or were not sicked on him to begin with.
- Atriplex (former crewmate, eventual rival)
- Ceci AKA Taneen (former crewmate, eventual rival)
- Epzoter (former crewmate, eventual rival)
- Gaccu (former crewmate, eventual rival)
- Gordo (true leader of the survivors)
- Kale (friend, crewmate)
- Kardool (former crewmate, eventual rival)
- Konja (former crewmate, eventual rival)
- Kress (former crewmate, eventual rival)
- Laiyas (former crew leader, eventual rival)
- Lavor (former crewmate, eventual rival)
- Pare (former crewmate, eventual rival)
- Rutaba (former crewmate, eventual rival)
- Sorrelo (former crewmate, eventual rival)
- Tatsio (former crewmate, eventual rival)
- Ticholla (best friend, crewmate)
- Ulluco (former crewmate, eventual rival)
- Vacato (former crewmate, eventual rival)
The extermination squad seeks to eradicate all remnant traces of Saiyan life. As such, all characters listed here are enemies of Kaalif.