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Dragon Ball Z is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation. Dragon Ball Z is the sequel to the Dragon Ball anime and adapts the last 325 chapters of the original 519-chapter Dragon Ball manga series. It is to be used for questions pertaining to the anime, the corresponding part of the manga or the Dragon Ball Z movies.

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How did Goten and Trunks become Super Saiyan so easily?

Most Saiyan (Goku, Vegeta, Gohan, etc.) who evolved into Super Saiyan had trouble fulfilling one of the requirements to evolve: Their rage or other emotions had to be extreme. However, there are two ...
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Will I miss anything by watching Dragon Ball Z Kai instead of the other series?

I've read that Dragon Ball Z Kai is an HD remaster and recut of Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z. However, Kai has 98 episodes while Dragon Ball has 153 and Z has almost 300. If I watch only Dragon Ball ...
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Has the "It's over 9000!" meme spread back to Japan?

Has the "It's over 9000!" meme from DBZ spread back into Japan? Is it referenced in other manga or anime? If it is, do they use 9000 (which is, depending on who you ask, a translation error or an ...
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How much broadcast time did it take for Planet Namek to blow up?

In Dragon Ball Z, during Goku's fight with Frieza, Frieza decides to destroy the planet Namek. However he fails to do so, but he claims that the planet will blow up in 5 minutes, at the most, but ...
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Why is SSJ3 shown as tiring to maintain, but SSJ4 is not?

In several episodes of DB:Z and DB:GT, using SSJ3 form is shown to be very tiring for the user and burns up energy very quickly, compared to SSJ1/2/enhanced/mystic/etc. However, when DB:GT rolls ...
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Why could the dragon not bring back Goku after he fought Frieza?

After Goku fought Frieza and the planet blew up, everybody on earth thought Goku was dead. So they used the dragon balls to wish to bring Goku back to life, but the dragon then told them that Goku was ...
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Who controls the mind after fusion in DBZ?

In Dragon Ball Z, after fusion, who controls the mind and the body? Is it both or a single person?
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What DBZ fight lasted a whole season?

I've heard that Dragon Ball Z once stretched a fight (sometimes they say one punch) over most of a season. Which season was it? What are the episode titles? How did they do it, were there flashbacks ...
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Why did Cell and Frieza keep their bodies after they died?

I thought only kind people who have great achievements could keep their body in hell or heaven so that they can continue to improve; Kami said that when Goku died the first time. But why did people ...
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Can Gohan transform to Super Saiyan in Mystic form?

In DBZ, we see that the Elder Kai fully awakens the dormant power of Gohan. In this state Gohan can match Buu in his unfused form. But after Buu absorbs Piccolo and Gotenks, why doesn't Gohan go Super?...
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What is the formal term for energy in Dragon Ball Z?

In Bleach, the term is "reiatsu". In Naruto, it is "chakra". However, all I ever really heard in DBZ is "power level". Is there a more formal descriptive term for the source of their powers or the ...
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Why does Goku give up against Cell?

During the Cell games, Goku knew he wouldn't be able to defeat Cell. But it's unlike a Saiyan to ever give up. Goku didn't give up when he fought Vegeta, or Freiza, or anyone else for that matter. ...
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How could Piccolo blow up the moon, while Goku barely managed to leave a small crater?

In Dragonball Z, when Gohan changed into an Ozoro, Piccolo found an appropriate solution, destroy the moon. Easy-peasy. The real question is, when Goku used his Genki Dama (on two occasions, by the ...
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Why didn't anybody recognize the Z fighters at the Cell games?

During the Cell-games saga, Mr. Satan was supposed to be the World Martial Arts champion and he was held in high regard by most common people. By contrast the Z-fighters, most of whom just happened ...
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How did Cell survive and teleport back after blowing himself up?

In the episode where Cell (in his 2nd form) was trying to blow himself up along with the others, Goku teleported him to King Kai's planet to prevent him from destroying Earth. How did Cell get back ...
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Why does Dragon Ball Z have the letter Z in its title?

Why is did they add the letter Z in this series of Dragon Ball? It seems kind of odd to throw that letter in there for no reason. I know that the Z is symbolized a lot in Dragon Ball Z (ex. The Z ...
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How was Goku able to teleport to the "Other World"?

In DBZ, Goku has teleported several times to the "Other World" (a place presumably inhabited by souls), his most significant trip there being when he brought Cell in his second form there to prevent ...
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When does one become a Super Saiyan?

As per this Wiki page : The Super Saiyan transformation comes in response to a need, not a desire. So does it mean that even if a Saiyan might reach the energy level that a super Saiyan might have,...
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Why are there only 2 (known) parallel universes in Dragon Ball Z?

In the Androids/Cell Saga, when Trunks traveled back in time, he changed history and created a parallel universe. But Cell also traveled back in time, and apparently arrived before Trunks was and ...
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What happened to all the talking animals in Dragon Ball?

I remember Dragon Ball used to have lots of talking, humanoid foxes and the like. Then suddenly, in Dragon Ball Z, the only talking animals I remember are Oolong and Puar. Is there any explanation ...
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Why do Androids in Dragon Ball Z sometimes use cars?

There are a few Dragon Ball Z scenes in which Androids 16, 17 and 18 ride a truck despite the fact that they are capable of flight. It grants extra time to the heroes to recover (such as in Goku's ...
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What is the purpose of the bands that Raditz wears on his left arm and leg?

In Dragon Ball Z, Raditz is always seen wearing a red accessory band both on his left arm and his left thigh. What are those for?
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Was there any canonical or production-related reason for the fights in Dragon Ball Z being dragged out?

A person and I had a chance to discuss DBZ over this weekend, and they weren't one of the few people that grew up watching it, but were trying to catch up. However, they were very put off from the ...
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Why didn't Frieza know about Goku and Kid Buu's fight?

In Dragon Ball Z, when Goku was fighting Kid Buu, there were many enemies watching him from Hell. From DBZ Wikia article on Hell: In the Kid Buu Saga, during the fight with Kid Buu, the ogres are ...
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Why did Frieza need the second transformation?

When Frieza transformed the first time, he said his fighting power in that transformed state was one million. But when Piccolo comes to fight Frieza, after a little while, Frieza undergoes his second ...
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Did Vegeta and Bulma really get married in Dragon Ball?

I know that Bulma keeps calling Vegeta her husband but till now I haven't seen any proof that both of them are married. Vegeta wouldn't usually make time for such things. Are they really married or ...
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Could Goku have been revived if he really wanted, after dying fighting Cell?

After defeating Cell, they revived all his victims using Shenron. But Shenron could not revive Goku, as he already revived once. Then, Goku contacted them using King Kai's telepathy and asked them not ...
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Was Vegeta's design altered mid series?

When we first see Vegeta, while he is in space headed to Earth and on the Bug Planet he looks like this But when he gets to earth he undertakes a sudden colour change to this Now at first since ...
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Why is it that Goten and Trunks don't have tails?

I don't believe I've ever seen Goten or Trunks with tails, which doesn't quite make sense, seeing as how Gohan had a tail at his birth, and was also half saiyan half human. From what I've read, it's ...
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How does Goku's hair grow longer when he becomes Super Saiyan 3?

TIL Super Saiyan 2 Goku's hair is the same length of his normal hair, but when he transforms into SSJ3, his hair starts growing and becomes pretty long. Even if the hair grows while in SSJ3, it ...
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Did Vegeta want to make Gohan stronger?

When Vegeta found Gohan on Namek, he told him: . . . Too bad, because you see, we are the last of the Saiyans, that means we have to look out for one another, understand? It's like... like the ...
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Was it ever explained why Vegito split back into Goku and Vegeta in Buu's body?

I've always been curious about this. It is mentioned that fusion using the Potara earings will keep you fused forever. So why did Vegito split inside Buu's body? I remember Goku and Vegeta saying they ...
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How strong is Chi Chi?

How does Chi Chi's strength compare to the rest of the Z-Fighters. Since she managed to train Goten who is immensely strong. Is she stronger than Mr. Satan?
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Why did Bibidi seal Buu?

Bibidi sealed Buu away after Buu absorbed the Grand Supreme Kai. The Dragonball Wikia page for Majin Buu notes that he becomes easier to control after he absorbs the Grand Supreme Kai: Of note, ...
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Why did Dragon Ball Z Kai change "It's over 9000!" in the TV version to "It's over 8000!" in the DVD version?

In Dragonball Z Kai there are two different English dubs: the TV version and the DVD version. They handle the famous "what is his power level" scene differently. TV version Nappa: Vegeta. ...
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Saiyan Power Levels?

I was wondering how was Gohan so much stronger as a normal Saiyan than Goku was as SS3 when he fought Buu. Is there not like a power level to reach the next SSJ form? Power level example: 10,000 to ...
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What is the source for the Androids unlimited energy supply?

Do the Androids have ki or another source of energy? If so does, Android 16 have ki since he is fully mechanical and only living beings have ki?
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How was Vegeta able to be revived by the Dragon Balls? (DBK/Manga)

(I couldn't find a question like this, if it's been asked before then please remove it.) There are several known plot holes in the DBZ story, but one that interested me is that in the Buu saga (in DBK ...
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Why was Shenron afraid of Bills?

Having the ability to grant all wishes and being powerful why does Shenron have to be afraid of Bills in the movie Dragon Ball Z: Battle Of The Gods?
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Where does the 'J' in SSJ and SSJ2 come from?

In Dragon Ball Z, the abbreviations for Super Saiyan 1 and 2 are SSJ and SSJ2. However, there is no 'j' in Saiyan, so where does this 'j' come from in the abbreviation?
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When does the Deadzone movie take place in the DBZ storyline?

During the story arc with Raditz they make it out as though it's the first time Piccolo and Goku team up. With Goku dying in the Raditz fight and not showing up again until Vegeta, it couldn't have ...
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Is Korin the only one able to grow Senzu Beans?

At certain points during the Dragon Ball Z-serie, the group receives a bag of Senzu Beans from Korin. Senzu Beans are very nutritious and heal wounds, sometimes even saving people from life-...
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Why didn't Dabura attempt to turn Buu to stone?

In the DBZ episode Meal Time, why didn't Dabura even try to turn Majin Buu into stone? I'm not saying or implying it would have worked, but it seemed more likely to work than anything else he did.
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Why does Vegeta tolerate Android 18?

Probably a stupid question but... I was watching Resurrection 'F' and when 18 appeared on screen this question popped into my head. During the Android saga he was pretty much curb stomped by 18 right?...
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What is so dangerous about the Hyperbolic Time Chamber?

When Goku, Gohan, Vegeta and Trunks prepare to train to face Cell Goku warns them that the Hyperbolic Time Chamber is dangerous enough that they can't train alone in it. But there's no life in there. ...
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Is the intersection of people killed by Cell and Majin Buu still dead?

According to the rules of the earth Dragon Balls, a person can only be brought back to life once. Do the people that Majin Buu and Cell (or any other two villains) both killed remain dead despite the ...
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Are half-blooded Saiyans stronger than pure-blooded Saiyans?

I'm wondering if half-blooded Saiyans are stronger than pure-blooded Super Saiyans? Like how half-blooded vampires are stronger than pure-blooded vampires.
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How did Frieza come to know of the dragon balls?

I was watching Dragon Ball Z for the third time. When Vegeta after losing against Goku and others, comes back to Frieza's head quarters and recovers. There he comes to know that Frieza has already ...
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Is Princess Snake based on folklore?

While watching Dragon Ball Z recently I noticed that the premise of the episode Princess Snake is undoubtedly similar to an episode of Boruto (which I don't think has aired in English yet). Both ...
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What happened to the other androids in Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z?

In Dragon Ball Z, we are well acquainted with Androids 16, 17, and 18. In addition, we met Androids 19 and 20 (Dr. Gero) before 16-18. There may have been mention of others, but they were not ...
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