Black Smoke Shenron
Aku Shenlong
Anime name Black Smoke Shenron
Debut Dragon Ball GT, "The Greatest Surprise" (June 1997){| class="infobox bordered" style="font-size: 90%; width: 22em;" Race Shadow Dragon
Family Various wishes made to Shenron (creator)Syn Shenron (son)

Haze Shenron (son) Eis Shenron (son) Nuova Shenron (son) Rage Shenron (son) Oceanus Shenron (daughter) Naturon Shenron (son)

| |} Black Smoke Shenron (Aku Shenlong; English "Evil Shenron") is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball franchise. He makes his debut (and ultimately, his only appearance) in "The Greatest Surprise", the 47th episode of Dragon Ball GT, which premiered on June 4, 1997.


Black Smoke Shenron is the ultimate Shadow Dragon. The Shadow Dragons born from the overuse of Dragon Balls throughout the series for selfless wishes (with the exception of one born from an extremely selfish desire, and one where the wish that spawned her was a debatable wish in terms of whether it was selfish or selfless in nature.) are all initially manifested within Black Smoke Shenron.

When Goku and friends attempt to use the Dragon Balls to restore the lives of the people killed during Super 17's crusade, it is Black Smoke Shenron who emerges from the artifacts. Before long, the mysterious deity splits into seven individual Shadow Dragons. Elder Kai observes that every time the Dragon Balls have been used in the past, the negative energy housed within each individual ball would increase. When this energy completely filled the Dragon Balls, they cracked, allowing Black Smoke Shenron to escape and release his seven personae. Black Smoke Shenron's personality also reflects the negative energy that was used to create him, whereas Shenron was well mannered and spoke appropriately, Black Smoke Shenron is foul mouthed and impolite to those who summoned him, as shown when Pan tried to tell him how to act like an Eternal Dragon,
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he also smokes cigars and blows his smoke at those who summoned him to show he has no interest in granting wishes.

Special abilitiesEdit

  • Flight, the ability to fly with the use of ki or due to the wings on his back.

Voice actorsEdit

  • Japanese Dub: Gouri Daisuke
  • FUNimation Dub: Christopher R. Sabat


  • Black Smoke Shenron is technically the only eternal dragon who can be summoned from the same Dragon Balls as another one, although his summoning was due to the overload of negative energy inside the Dragon Balls that previously summoned Shenron. Also, if he is counted as an eternal dragon, he is the only one with wings on his back.
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