Yamcha is one of the
main protagonists of the Dragon Ball series, and later a
supporting protagonist in Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball Super,
with several appearances in Dragon Ball GT. He is a former boyfriend of
Bulma and the lifelong best friend of Puar.
Master Roshi was his martial arts instructor.
A former desert
bandit, Yamcha was once an enemy of Goku,
but quickly reformed and became a friend and ally. Brave, boastful and
dependable, Yamcha is a very talented martial artist and one of the most
powerful humans on Earth, possessing skills and traits that allow him to fight
alongside his fellow Z Fighters when major threats loom. Although he retired
by the latter half of Dragon Ball Z, due to being largely outclassed by
both his allies (namely the Saiyans) and their enemies, he is always present
whenever a new threat approaches, and will occasionally lend a helping hand,
thus proving himself to be a powerful ally in his own right.
Yamcha is a huge fan of the World
Martial Arts Tournament and has always wanted to compete and someday win