Dragon Ball Z Dragon Porunga Funko POP
From Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Porunga, as a stylized Funko POP. Porunga is the wish-granting dragon from Planet Namek in the Dragon Ball manga and the anime Dragon Ball Z. His name in Namekian language translates to “Dragon of Dreams” or “Dragon of Law“. In the anime, Dende refers to Porunga as the “Dragon of Love“, “God of Dreams“, “Maker of Dreams“, or even “Granter of Dreams” in Dragon Ball Z Kai. Porunga is much more brutal-looking than Shenron, with a heavily muscled upper body (large pectoral muscles, shoulders, arms, and well defined abdominal muscles). Instead of looking snake-like in appearance, like Shenron does, Porunga appears to be more alligator-like, bearing great resemblance to the Naga, a group of serpent deities in Hindu and Buddhist mythology. He has a long green slithery tail instead of legs. He also has a large fin down the center of his back, and large spikes on his shoulders and head, as well as 2 antennae on his forehead similar to the Namekian people. Besides being able to be summoned sooner, Porunga is also more powerful than Shenron in that he can grant 3 wishes per summoning instead of 1 or 2/3 (while originally only able to grant a single wish, by the Cell Games Saga, Dende modified Shenron to perform up to 3 wishes but can only perform 2 if 1 is used for a mass-scale revival). Like Shenron, Porunga’s wish-granting powers are limited by the power of his creator; Guru originally, and Moori later on. Any wish that is encompassed within his creator’s power is able to be granted.
Unlike Shenron, Porunga is able to perform the same wish asked of it multiple times. While able to revive people the same, so long as they didn’t die of natural causes, Porunga could only bring one person back from the dead per wish as compared to Shenron who can revive an unspecified number per wish. His natural power is also very strong, as he was able to replenish Goku‘s energy with ease. However, Porunga is not limited to the number of times the said person can be revived, nor is there any known time-limit for how long a person can remain dead before they are unable to be revived. Later, Porunga’s power is strengthened by Moori to bring back as many lives as needed without any reduction in the remaining number of wishes. Also, while understanding other languages, wishes must be given in the Namekian language. This limitation prevented Frieza‘s wish for immortality from being granted, possibly as safeguard against offworlders misusing the Dragon Balls. Porunga is still able to respond to inquiries about his wish-granting abilities not made in the Namekian, such as when Dende asked Porunga in human language during the battle against Kid Buu to restore Goku’s full strength. The one exception to the language rule is when Porunga fails to understand the wording of the wish, to which he will still grant the requested wish if translated in another language, as seen from Porunga initially not understanding Dende’s wish to revive all but the evil inhabitants of Earth.
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