The Makyo Star is a radiant but dark, red planet that is the homeworld and the source of power for all of the demonic Makyan race, especially Garlic Jr.. It is shown only in the anime during the Garlic Jr. Saga of Dragon Ball Z.
The Makyo Star seems to be moving through space, and once every 5,000 years (changed to either 10,000 or 12,000 years depending on the dub), it passes close to the planet Earth, coinciding with an alignment of several stars, which powers all the Makyan demons inhabiting Earth.
It was because of the Makyo Star getting close to Earth that Garlic Jr., son of Garlic, was able to escape the Dead Zone. When it got even closer to Earth, Garlic Jr., Spice, and Vinegar were able to increase their size and muscle mass and become stronger, after being beaten by Piccolo, Krillin, and Gohan. It was extremely close to Earth by the time Garlic Jr. reopened the Dead Zone, but Piccolo knew from Spice that it was Garlic Jr.'s source of power, and so he told Gohan to blow it up. Gohan attacked and destroyed the Makyo Star with the Golden Dome Attack, draining all of Garlic Jr.'s energy and causing him to be sucked back into the Dead Zone for all eternity.
Known Natives and Residents
- The Makyo Star was named after Makyo, the realm of demons in Japanese Buddhism.
- The fact that it travels through solar systems, instead of bound by a central force of gravity, implies that the Makyo Star itself is a rogue planet.
- There are a couple variations on the approximate timeframe in which the Makyo Star passes close to the Earth depending on the dub (either 10,000 or 12,000 years), but the Japanese version states that it appears every 5,000 years.