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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What is the theme music when Androids 17 and 18 are activated?

I'm referring to Episode 38 of the TFS Dragon Ball Z Abridged series, at around 7:40, I think, when Dr. Gero activates 17 & 18 for the first time, a theme music plays in the background... Various ...
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Who has the highest official Dragon Ball Z power level?

I remember Captain Ginyu exclaiming that Goku had a power level of 180,000 in the Ginyu Force arc, but I don't recall a higher scouter being shown/read aloud in any other episode/movie of DBZ (I'm not ...
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What happened to the Namekian Dragon Balls when the planet exploded?

When Namek exploded, what happened to the Namekian Dragon Balls?
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Was Broly able to transform into Super Saiyan 4 in Dragon Ball Z?

Broly is shown to have a tail as a baby. But the tail is not there when he is an adult or kid, which means that he has the potential to become Super Saiyan 4. The only time he has a tail is when ...
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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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What happened to Goku's “Dragon Balls”?

In the Dragon Ball Z: Super Android 13! movie, when Goku is fighting with Super Android 13, there is a scene that showed Super Android 13 punching Goku in the dragon.. uhmm... genitals. Caution: This ...
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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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How is Uub related to Maitibu?

Dragon Ball fans out there, please explain why Goku says that Uub is related to Maitibu. Please solve my childhood mystery.
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What killed Broly for good?

So in The Legendary Super Saiyan 2, Broly dies at the hands of a three-way Kamehameha, he got blasted into the sun, but was this just an unfortunate but cool event and he would have died at the hands ...
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What is the name of the soundtrack in Dragon Ball Z that plays whenever Goku is about to start a fight?

I am trying to find the Dragon Ball Z sound track which plays whenever Goku is about to start a fight and other heroic moments. I have browsed a ton of videos but no success. The sound track starts ...
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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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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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Why did Goku have a halo when he was fighting Janemba?

While fighting Janemba in the DBZ movie, Goku had a halo. Also while he transformed into SSJ3, he told Janemba that he is the second one to push him as far, for him to turn SSJ3 (the first time being ...
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Why didn't Cell teleport to Earth after his death?

After Cell blew up, he said he learned the instant transmission technique from Goku, using which he teleported back to Earth from the King Kai's planet So once he's killed by Gohan he still could ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...