||Piccolo is the "evil half"
of an older Piccolo, Kami being the other half. At first he hates and rivals Goku, constantly battling
with him, trying to take over the world. However on the arrival of Raditz,
Goku's long forgotten Saiyan brother, Piccolo becomes very annoyed at the
fact that someone else is trying to take over the world too and so wants
| He therefore gives Goku a
suggestion that they team up to defeat Raditz and thanks to a great
sacrifice from Goku and a great Special Beam Cannon attack from Piccolo
they achieve this. After the fight with Raditz, Piccolo takes Gohan away
to train him and during this time Piccolo finds it strange, but actually
becomes friends with Gohan. From this point on he not only trains but
defends Gohan (sometimes Gohan defends Piccolo) and during the battle with
Vegeta and Nappa, Piccolo sacrifices his own life to save Gohan's!
Throughout the rest of the story he has forgotten his desire to take over
the world and joins with Goku and friends in their continuing struggles
against evil characters, always focused on becoming even stronger
(especially becoming faster) He eventually fuses back with Kami and goes
on to become the second strongest fighter in the universe (being just
fractionally weaker than Gohan).
He has the ability to shoot energy
beams from his hands, is very fast and has some very
effective attacks e.g. the Special Beam Cannon. He has also mastered the
tri-form technique in which he can split his body into three. He is always
developing new attacks.