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The Frieza vs Goku battle lasted from the time Vegeta dies to the explosion of Namek spans in episode 87 to 105, the infamous "five minute" battle itself starts at episode 97. The fight between Goku and Cell at the Cell Games starts at 177 to 180 and Gohan's fight with Cell begins at episode 181 and ends at 191. The final battle with Buu spans from ...


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First off, Dragon Ball Z Kai doesn't include anything from Dragon Ball, which is the story of Goku as a child. Secondly, the main difference is that Kai lacks the filler content of the original Dragon Ball Z, and stops at the end of the Cell saga. By filler I mean content not originally in the manga. Some (like myself) enjoyed the filler, while others ...


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As far as I can tell, it hasn't really spread back very much. However, my method of checking is a bit strange, so it's likely that a native Japanese speaker could answer this better. As you pointed out, the original version has 8000 rather than 9000. What Vegeta says in Japanese is "八千以上だ" which literally translates to "It's over 8000." I looked on nico ...


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According to this Yahoo answer: Because by the time they were born Goku and Vegeta had already been Super Saiyan and with the higher power level thus when trunks and goten where born their levels were also higher. Think about it this way Vegeta (Fut Trunks timeline) was weaker at SSj Level so Future Trunks took longer to become ssj (i think he was ...


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Don't forget that GT is a filler, it wasn't created by the original creator, Akira Toriyama. There is a very high probability that is was overlooked. Also if I remember correctly, SSJ3 wasn't shown as tiresome in Dragon Ball GT.


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Alternate Timelines are not strict branches Parallel universes can often mess with your mind if you're not careful. You need to pay careful attention to both where you are, what are the possibilities, and what has occurred to affect change. DBZ uses the alternate timeline version of time travel, so this means that many universes can exist, shown or not. A ...


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Porunga is not able to relocate someone against their will as stated in the Porunga Wikia. Its his limitation. As Shenron has his own limitation like granting only one wish, not able to resurrect the same person more then one time. Porunga has his own limitation of not relocating someone without his own will.


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There are several types of fusion. For the majority of these, the more dominant/stronger individual controls the mind and body. For Piccolo and Nail, they did the Namekian Fusion, Piccolo was the more dominant. There was also Cell and the Androids. Cell fused with them by a type of fusion called Absorption. There was also the permanent fusion of Supreme Kai ...


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Piccolo isn't the only character to blow up the moon in Dragon Ball. Master Roshi (disguised as Jackie Chun) destroys the moon at the end of the 21st World Martial Arts Tournament using the MAX Power Kamehameha, which takes considerably more effort than for Piccolo. In the meantime, Kami recreated the moon, so this isn't a plot hole. However, it's a good ...


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The original Japanese term is ki (pronounced the same as "key", written as 気). It can also be spelled chi or qi. The same term is used for a concept in martial arts, though naturally Dragon Ball's version is quite a bit different from this. In the English dubs, this term is never used, and "energy" is used throughout the series. According to Toriyama, there ...


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Along with Piccolo's regeneration, he has Frieza's ability to survive in space; after Cell achieves his Super Perfect Form due to his brush with death when he self-destructs, he explains in the original English dub of the anime that this is because each individual cell in his body has a life-force of their own. When he self-destruct along with Goku in King ...


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There was a specific reason why they were using the car: 17 and 18 weren't that emotionally invested in killing Goku, and they were just killing time. They knew that taking a car was impractical, but they took one anyway because android 17 felt like it


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Interestingly enough, the TVTropes link I linked in the comments had the answer Taken to insanity during Goku's fight with Freeza. Freeza destroys the core and gives the planet five minutes until implosion. Ten episodes (approximately three hours of screentime for each of the scenes that are playing out simultaneously) and over three hundred lines ...


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You can find the answer in a lot of forums: As the Dragon Ball anime series approached one of the manga’s major turning points, the anime staff approached Akira Toriyama about changing the name of the anime series to help change the “image” of the series. Thinking he would be ending the series sometime soon, Toriyama decided to signify this by ...


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There are still talking animals in Dragon Ball Z, in the episode Plight of the children, the police officer is an animal, and some of the children are too. Also, near the end of the Cell Saga, you had a cut to the King of the Earth (a dog), commenting on how much adult Goku, looked like the child Goku who killed King Piccolo. But the number of talking ...


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Because he knew someone who could defeat Cell - his son, Gohan. He knew for certain that his son Gohan would be able to defeat Cell, and so the fate of the world wouldn't 100% depend on Goku. And so, after tiring Cell for a bit, he gave up to allow Gohan to battle.


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It really is confusing, and there is conflict as to what is really happens. I think our best guide is the story itself. For this answer I will be using the anime as a guide. Lastly, please note that this discussion pertains only to Super Saiyan itself, and not Ascended Saiyan, or SS3/4. Now, Goku himself says, when training Gohan, that it does indeed come ...


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Before we begin an answer: I prefer honestly saying that there is no answer for this (or I personally never saw something that answers that on the web), but we can use some deductions from what we know and experienced from the long series of the anime. As we already know from Dragon Ball, the trademark characteristic of the transformation is the user's ...


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Common people in DBZ don't generally outright celebrate people unless they are constantly bombarded in the mainstream media. Like Mr. Satan for example. He was always on television and groomed to be a hero by himself and his cohorts. He used his money from winning the tournament (no Z warriors participated) as machinery for his hype. The Z warriors don't ...


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In SSJ3 form, the energy output is huge, in contrast to the SSJ4 form. The proof is written in this article from the Dragon Ball Wiki. The reason behind that is not known, as far as I know. In Dragon Ball GT, Goku's child form caused him to have trouble using Super Saiyan 3. His small body could not handle the energy output of the transformation, and ...


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Because Piccolo's power level was higher than his, as stated in the Dragon Ball Wikia - Thanks to his fusion with Nail, his power is slightly higher than that of Frieza's.Through much of the battle, Piccolo has the upper hand, but Frieza transforms again into his third stage, earning yet another power increase.


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AFAIK, there is (unfortunately) no official concensus on this matter. That aside, logic and speculation do help fill in some of the blanks. Probable Answer(s) They're meant for training/fighting. - According to WiseGeek, bicep bands can be worn around the arm of someone doing physical activities to catch and absorb sweat. There has been rumors of how they ...


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The reason behind the splitting back was never explained in the anime. In episode 273, The Innards Of Buu, after Goku and Vegeta splits back into their former selves, Goku asks: "Why'd we separate once we let the barrier down?" To which, Vegeta has no idea about. In the original manga, however, Goku tells that it must have been the "bad air" inside ...


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There is very little by way of actual evidence to answer this question (for example, in the manga Krillin asks Bulma why Trunks has no tail, and whether she had it removed; she never gives an answer). There is however a lot of speculation on the internets about it. The closest thing to an official answer can be found in the "DragonBall Daizenshuu 4 – World ...


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In the manga or anime, there is no actual mention of an official ceremony where they get married. Also, considering Vegeta's attitude, he would not have the patience to endure such an ceremony. The first time Bulma mentions Vegeta as her husband is during the World Tournament Saga So, it is hinted that they married somewhere between the Cell Saga and World ...


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There are a few reasons to answer your question. As Shaymin Gratitude correctly said, Frieza wanted to kill all the Saiyans. The reason being that the Saiyans are a warrior race. They grow stronger after every fight (Zenkai boost). He knew this. He also knew about the legend of a Super Saiyan. He feared that someday, a Super Saiyan will emerge and defeat ...


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According to the Wikia and my memory, Androids 1-7 and 9-12 were useless due to them being faulty (design problems) and some were too emotional and the kind. As for Android 8 a.k.a. Eighter or Hat-San, as you rightly said, he had been depicted in the Dragon Ball manga, anime and the movies. Now, Android 13-15 were introduced in the 7th movie, Dragon Ball ...


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Genetically speaking, Saiyans aren't human. So it's hard to say that by becoming Super Saiyans, Goku and Vegeta have altered the DNA in their sperm to be able to pass along those traits. I think the traits have been their all along, or maybe they are just traits that lay dormant in every Saiyan ultimately but most just never realize the potential. Even ...


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Keep in mind that the previous martial arts tournament took place in another, or more specifically the previous, series, DragonBall. They are all grown up or older in DBZ. Goku and Gohan appeared there as SSJ. No one recognized Gohan when he was SSJ (when he met Videl for example). As for Tien, Piccolo and the others, it can only be assumed that they were ...


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He greatly believed in Gohan and further his abilities. Goku realized he couldn't monitor the world for the rest of his life and wanted to give his son the opportunity to take over as guardian of the universe. Gohan needed a push to go to the next level.


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