The World Travelogue series is where we shine the spotlight on some of the most memorable locations in the world of Dragon Ball. This time, we'll be looking at the stronghold of the evil Red Ribbon Army tucked away in the western part of the world: Red Ribbon Army Headquarters.
Surrounded by mountains and forests, Red Ribbon Army Headquarters is the home of the world's deadliest army. It's bigger than most small towns and is divided into distinct areas, such as a central tower serving as the command center, several watch towers, and barracks for the soldiers. The base possesses an impressive level of technological sophistication, undoubtedly due to the involvement of the world-renowned scientist Dr. Gero. Along with weapons and military equipment like Androids and battle jackets, it also boasts impressive vehicle manufacturing technology and holds a 16% share in the global market, second only to Capsule Corporation.
Commander Red commands the Red Ribbon Army from here and dispatches soldiers to all corners of the Earth. His desire to use the power of the Dragon Balls to become taller is what drives him to seek them out.
Taopaipai, the world's greatest assassin, is employed by the Red Ribbon Army. Using a pillar from the headquarters as a makeshift flying apparatus, he hunted Goku all the way to Karin Sanctuary.
Goku infiltrated Red Ribbon Army Headquarters to retrieve his stolen Dragon Balls and ended up clearing out the whole base single handedly!
〇Giran's Village (South of Red Ribbon Army Headquarters)
This is the home of Giran, the monster who competed in the Tenkaichi Budokai. There are also panda-like animal people living somewhere nearby.
〇Village Where Taopaipai Stole Clothes (East of Red Ribbon Army Headquarters)
This village is roughly equidistant from Red Ribbon Army Headquarters and Karin Tower. Taopaipai came here to have his clothes fixed after they were damaged during his first battle against Goku.
And there you have it! By the way, it's about 2,300 km as the crow flies from Red Ribbon Army Headquarters to Karin Sanctuary. Can you believe that Taopaipai was able to make it all the way there by riding on that pillar? Craziness...
Anyway, we hope you look forward to the next Dragon Ball Investigation! See you next time!
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