Questions tagged [dragon-ball-z]

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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Is 17 really “slightly stronger” than 18?

In Dragon Ball Z , 17 referred to himself as the strongest fighter (before he knew the power of 16, Cell, etc). I don't remember where, but I'm positive that it was mentioned he was slightly stronger ...
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Is there a difference between Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Kai and Dragon Ball Z Kai?

After doing a little research, I saw that Dragon Ball Z Kai and Dragon Ball Kai are the same and that they are just remakes of Dragon Ball Z. Is this correct? I know that Dragon Ball Z has around 300 ...
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Is there any hint or official data on how powerful Roshi is after the Saiyan Saga?

In Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z saiyan saga, we knew Roshi was the most powerful fighter of the Z fighters at the early time he trained Goku and Krilin, or when he won the tournament, and In Dragon ...
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Are there any major difference between Season 1 and 2 of Dragon Ball Super and the Dragonball Z movies they are named from?

Season 1 of Dragonball Z Super is Battle of Gods and Season 2 is Resurrection F, the same names as 2 Dragonball Z Movies.. now if we assume 20 minutes air time each episode for both series (- OP and ...
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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 this proof than Piccolo is stronger than Trunks and Goten in DBZ?

In Dragon Ball Z, when Goku was fighting "Buutenks" (not an official name), the kids lose the fusion inside Buu and Buu gets a caped Piccolo-like appearance. According to Japanese subtitles, Goku says ...
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Why was Grandpa Gohan never revived with the Dragon Balls?

I was recently re-watching DBZ dub episode 171 about how Gohan got his name, tree he crashed through as a kid etc. And a thought came to mind. Why didn't we ever see Grandpa Gohan in DBZ? I mean ...
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Why does the Super Saiyan Transformation expose the Heart to Impurity?

In the Dragon Ball Series, it is noted that the transformation exposes the heart to impurity, which is the reason Goku cannot use the spirit bomb offensively. (While in SSJ) In the Movie Super Android ...
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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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In which countries was Dragonball Z aired (dubbed) before Dragonball?

I know this is true for the United States but my question is mainly if this was a phenomenon in other places as well. Personally, having grown up in Austria \ Germany, I saw Dragonball on TV as a kid ...
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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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Is Kami's lookout connected to Korin's tower?

Are the two connected or just close by? In the video games it always seems like they are two separate buildings. But in the anime it seems like it takes no time to fly from one to the other.
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Do we know if Ginyu is in his real body?

When Ginyu first shows up he appears to be of a similar race to that of Freeza and King Cold but later we learn that he can swap bodies. Do we know if, when Ginyu first arrived on Namek, was he in ...
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What is the kaioken-like red aura produces by Chichi when she's mad?

In episode 75 of DBS, Chichi produces a strong red aura when she was angry. Similarly in DBZ, Chichi seems to produce the same red ki when Maron called her an old lady in the Garlic Jr. Saga. It's ...
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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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Why is King Kai still dead?

Near the end of the Cell Saga, Cell inflates its body in preparation to destroy the earth, but Goku thwarted its plans by teleporting it to King Kai's planet. As a result, King Kai and Goku were both ...
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Why was Goku the only Z Warrior to contract the Heart Virus?

In Trunks' future that had been destroyed by the Androids, Goku died from a Heart Virus. Even in the alternate timeline caused by Trunks warning the Z Warriors about the Androids, Goku still ...
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Could Senzu Beans cure diseases as well?

Senzu bean is known as "magical healing bean", it can heal and restore consumer's health instantly when eaten. Does it cures diseases as well? Such as Goku's heart disease.
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Was Vegito SSJ1 or SSJ2 when fighting Buu?

In the fight with Buu, when Vegito just transforms, we see electricity sparks surrounding him (typical feat of a super saiyan 2) but in the rest of the fight we see these sparks no more. Was Vegito a ...
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When was the first time Goku turned into SSJ2?

Sometimes people say the first time we see Goku turn SSJ2 in the series was when he fights against Vegeta in the Buu Saga. However, there is a chapter before that when you wonder if he was SSJ2 or ...
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Why is Gotenks never seen going Super Saiyan 2, only 3?

So, while watching DBZ (not super) I thought of something. Why can Gotenks go ssj3 but is never seen going super saiyan 2? Furthermore, how can Gotenks go SSJ3 at all if Goten and Trunks can only go ...
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Which episode of Dragon Ball / Dragon Ball Z characteres started to have auras?

I was trying to make a list of all auras the Z fighters had in Dragon Ball, and knowing which episode characteres started to have auras will save me a lot of time. Which episode of Dragon Ball / ...
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Time period between the use of dragon balls during Namek Saga

Remember when Vegeta came to the Earth for the first time. At that time the dragon balls were used to bring Goku back to life. During the battle Piccolo died and later Bulma and the rest go the planet ...
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Why is Chi-Chi less of a a nag on Goten?

Re-watching Dragon Ball Z I have noticed that Chi-Chi's main goal in DBZ was to stop Gohan from training and force him to study instead. But once the Cell arc finishes and Goten is born. Chi-Chi doesn'...
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Are all (or most) of the clips in the DBZ opening theme song from the series episodes?

Link to the opening theme song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4vjJrGeh1c I can recognize a few clips as being part of the series (e.g. Nappa tearing through the planes). But the rest I cannot ...
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How could spirit bomb kill Majin Buu?

How could spirit bomb kill Majin Buu when Frieza wasn't much affected by it? All of us know that Majin Buu was far stronger than Frieza.
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Did Vegeta ever called Goku his earth name “Goku” in Japanese dub?

I recalled that Vegeta once said "Goku" in episode 72 of English dub. Does Vegeta said his earth name "Goku" in Japanese dub too? How many times did Vegeta said "Goku" throughout the series? And when ...
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Frieza's whopping power level in the Real 4-D

In an cinematic attraction at Universal Studios Japan, Dragon Ball Z: The Real 4-D, Frieza has shown to have power level of 5.3 Billion. Does that counted as true? AFAIK, during Frieza Saga, 100% ...
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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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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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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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Can a transformed Saiyan lower his ki to base-human level when transformed?

In Dragon Ball Resurrection of Freezer, Goku, when transformed in Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan, is almost killed by a laser beam from Sorbet. Now how could this happen? Was his ki so low even when he ...
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How does Gohan inherit his “Mystic” power while others do not?

Goten and Trunks in the current Z timeline are very powerful, but even the Fused SSJ3 Gotenks can't be compared to Mystic Gohan. He was more powerful than even SSJ3 Goku. Even though Gohan didn't ...
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Was Picollo/Kami a special case of Namekian Fusion or this could be done by anyone?

Some time ago I asked this. Potara fusion limit In DBZ, we see Picollo fuse with Nail and exponentially increased his power. Then again he fused with Kami to further enhance this. Was only Picollo/...
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What happen if the Supreme Kais were removed from Good Buu's body?

The fat version of Buu, or simply Innocent / Good Buu is the result of Kid Buu's absorption of Grand Supreme Kai and the Supreme Kais. Does the Supreme Kais still staying inside Good Buu's body? I ...
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Which universe is Future Trunks from?

Universe 6 and universe 7 are twin universes If Earth didn't have life in Universe 6(Champa's universe). From where does Trunks come from? He couldn't have come from other Universe because they aren'...
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Can the Kai earings(Potara Earings) be used again and again to keep fusing individuals?

Supreme Kai and Kibito fused using the Kai Earrings. Can now Kibito Kai use the earrings again to fuse with another? I searched for this and found no creditable source. I know for a fact that the ...
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Does removing Potara earrings of a fused character nullifies the fusion?

Just give you some info about the Potara earrings. Potara Fusion is similar to the Fusion Dance technique, however unlike the Fusion Dance, the Potara Fusion is permanent. To use the Potara ...
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Trying to find DBZ theme

It plays on episode 24 at 9:00, been trying to find it for the past half hour and can't maybe someone can help me? It should be from the original OST (japanese)
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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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Is Goku the First Super Saiyan?

As stated in the question, is Goku the first Super Saiyan? If not, who was the first Super Saiyan? Was it: Goku Broly Bardock (according to the Episode of Bardock) Someone else
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Is Trunks stuck at SSJ form?

In DBZ, Future Trunks was a Super Saiyan. In DBS, we see his evolution going up to SSJGSSJ. When he is prepared to go back in time to save the world from Frieza, is he still SSJ? He didn't seem to ...
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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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What is the Kamehameha wave made of?

I was wondering what Kamehameha is made of? Is it Chi or Ki or some kind of energy, or power of blue star, or something kind of pure energy?
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Why does Frieza want to kill Goku?

I watched Dragon Ball Z and want to know why Frieza wanted to kill Goku in the first place.
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Why didn't Kamesenin just chose to destroy the saiyan space ship when Vegeta and Nappa was on their way to earth?

During Vegeta Saga As I know, Bulma has asked Shenlong to kill the saiyans before they reached Earth. But, Shenlong said that the he couldn't do that because the Saiyans are stronger than him. I am ...
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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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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 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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Was it necessary for the Kais to let Gohan's energy be drained for Buu?

I'm confused as to why Supreme Kai paralyzed Gohan for his energy to be drained. Couldn't they have just eliminated Babidi so that Buu wouldn't be resurrected?