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12th Feb '16 4:12:16 AM DannWoolf
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*** And *drum roll* There's the final climatic battle between Gohan and Cell who injures him after covering for Vegeta after Cell knocks him out. It's Kamehameha vs Kamehameha. Gohan is somewhat reluctant to unleash his full power on Cell because he thinks he'll destroy the world and is doubting himself. In the anime everyone helps him out until he finds the power to destroy Cell. Cell tosses aside the rest of Z-fighters like ragdolls and is nearly about to win until Vegeta steps in, badass, and strikes Cell from behind giving Gohan the chance to kill Cell. The SlasherSmile on Gohan's face as he's blasting cell away with a ONE-HANDED Kamehameha is simply orgasmically satsifying.
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*** And *drum roll* There's the final climatic battle between Gohan and Cell who injures him after covering for Vegeta after Cell knocks him out. It's Kamehameha vs Kamehameha. Gohan is somewhat reluctant to unleash his full power on Cell because he thinks he'll destroy the world and is doubting himself. In the anime everyone helps him out until he finds the power to destroy Cell. Cell tosses aside the rest of Z-fighters like ragdolls and is nearly about to win until Vegeta steps in, badass, and strikes Cell from behind giving Gohan the chance to kill Cell. The SlasherSmile on Gohan's face as he's blasting cell Cell away with a ONE-HANDED Kamehameha is simply orgasmically satsifying.
17th Jan '16 2:11:43 AM EDP
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* Back in the original series, the pirates who once lived near the area where the Kame House now is are made of awesome, even after having long died out. Their base is a submarine cave that nobody could find until a Dragon Ball materialized inside and Bulma had the Dragon Radar to lead her... And she ''still'' didn't find the main entrance. The base is also protected by traps that are simple as they're effective, with Blue's platoon being casually slaughtered by ''the first one of a secondary entrance''. And if you managed to reach the base proper and their submarine port you had to deal with the security robot, with a powerful right arm with a formidable sword in his right, [[ArmCannon a machine gun built in his left]] with a [[KillItWithFire flamethrower]] under it, [[ShockAndAwe a tail that delivers electric shocks]], [[NighInvulnerable armour tough enough to shrug off repeated attacks from Goku and Krillin and]] [[CarFu being ran over by a fuel truck]] [[StuffBlowingUp that then exploded]], and rocket boots that allow it to run on water and ''dodge cannon fire at point blank'' (Bulma and Krillin tried just that. The robot did a FlashStep). It would have killed Goku, Krillin and Bulma had Blue not helped by removing the rock that had smashed Goku's tail, and even then it was close and it took Goku punching it with a fall to increase the strength of his attack to finally break through its armour.
17th Jan '16 12:55:39 AM EDP
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** In the pirate cave Blue was electrocuted by a gigantic electric eel that then started constricting him. Blue, while still being electrocuted, ''grabbed the eel and strangled it with one hand''.
12th Jan '16 10:40:01 PM Ramona122003
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** Cell cementing his status as not only a MagnificentBastard but a ManipulativeBastard as well by pulling of an excellent BatmanGambit against [[spoiler: Vegeta. Cell, in his semi-perfect form, [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown was getting dominated by Vegeta]], who for the few episodes that the fight last for, [[ADayInTheLimelight had become the strongest character in the show]] due to becoming [[HourOfPower an Ascended Super Saiyan]]. Because he was made up of the cells of Vegeta and other pure blooded Saiyans such as Goku, Raditz and Nappa, he knew that Vegeta's greatest weakness is his pride and that a Saiyan would be willing to go to great lengths for good battle because they love a challenge and love to fight. Semi-Perfect Cell then uses that weakness to manipulate Vegeta by telling him that if he had the chance to reach his perfect form he would become a worthy adversary, and he claims that Vegeta would be no match for him. Vegeta, [[BloodKnight who hungers for a challenge, any chance to prove that he is the best no matter what the risk and thrives for any good fight in general]], lets his ego get the best of him [[HonorBeforeReason and falls for Cell's trap]] by [[NiceJobBreakingItHero stepping back from battle, allowing Semi-Perfect Cell an open opportunity to absorb Android 18, so that he will become a worthy opponent and actively helped him by stopping Trunks from interfering so he could absorb Android 18]]. Cell eventually finds and absorbs Android 18 and achieves his perfect form and then proceeds to [[NighInvulnerability no sell]] [[TheWorfBarrage EVERY attack Vegeta throws at him]], [[CurbStompBattle kicks Vegeta’s ass senseless with little effort]] and [[LampshadeHanging rubs in Vegeta’s face how stupid he was to help him achieve his perfect form and become more powerful and how he should have killed him when he had the chance]]]]. ** Cell's ''awesome'' speech to Future Trunks when he's asked by him why he's so obsessed with achieving his "perfect" form:
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** Cell cementing his status as not only a MagnificentBastard but a ManipulativeBastard as well by pulling of an excellent BatmanGambit against [[spoiler: Vegeta. Cell, in his semi-perfect form, [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown was getting dominated by Vegeta]], who for the few episodes that the fight last for, [[ADayInTheLimelight had become the strongest character in the show]] due to becoming [[HourOfPower an Ascended Super Saiyan]]. Because he was made up of the cells of Vegeta and other pure blooded Saiyans such as Goku, Raditz and Nappa, he knew that Vegeta's greatest weakness is his pride and that a Saiyan would be willing to go to great lengths for good battle because they love a challenge and love to fight. Semi-Perfect Cell then uses that weakness to manipulate Vegeta by telling him that if he had the chance to reach his perfect form he would become a worthy adversary, and he claims that Vegeta would be no match for him. Vegeta, [[BloodKnight who hungers for a challenge, any chance to prove that he is the best no matter what the risk and thrives for any good fight in general]], lets his ego get the best of him [[HonorBeforeReason and falls for Cell's trap]] by [[NiceJobBreakingItHero stepping back from battle, allowing Semi-Perfect Cell an open opportunity to absorb Android 18, so that he will become a worthy opponent and actively helped him by stopping Trunks from interfering so he could absorb Android 18]]. Cell eventually finds and absorbs Android 18 and achieves his perfect form and then proceeds to [[NighInvulnerability no sell]] [[TheWorfBarrage EVERY attack Vegeta throws at him]], [[CurbStompBattle kicks Vegeta’s ass senseless with little effort]] and [[LampshadeHanging rubs in Vegeta’s face how stupid he was to help him achieve his perfect form and become more powerful and how he should have killed him when he had the chance]]]]. chance]]. ** Cell's ''awesome'' speech to Future Trunks Piccolo when he's asked by him why he's so obsessed with achieving his "perfect" form:

** Cell also survives his own sacrifice explosion because of his regeneration and gets a zenkai boost. The first thing he does after killing Trunks is breaking Super Saiyan 2 Gohan's arm. The opponent that humiliated Cell and even got Cell scared. Cell couldn't even faze him before.
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** Cell also survives his own sacrifice explosion because of his regeneration and gets a zenkai boost. The first thing he does after killing Trunks is breaking Super Saiyan 2 Gohan's arm.arm, who was shielding a wounded Vegeta. The opponent that humiliated Cell and even got Cell scared. Cell couldn't even faze him before.

** Once he was done with Dabura, Buu shows off his speed by catching up with Gohan effortlessly, who had grabbed the Supreme Kai and was running for his life. He then ''hammers'' poor Gohan into the ground and picks a part Supreme Kai, the head god of the Dragon World. When Gohan attempted to intervene, he's blasted by an energy wave that nearly killed him and would have sent him into space if the Supreme Kai hadn't stopped it. Nonetheless, he knocked Gohan's energy so low that everyone thought he was dead.
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** Once he was done with Dabura, Buu shows off his speed by catching up with Gohan effortlessly, who had grabbed the Supreme Kai and was running for his life. He then ''hammers'' poor Gohan into the ground and picks a part Supreme Kai, the head god of the Dragon World. When Gohan attempted to intervene, he's blasted by an energy wave that nearly killed kills him and would have sent him into space if the Supreme Kai hadn't stopped it. Nonetheless, he knocked Gohan's energy so low that everyone thought he was dead.

** Buu's entire ''fight'' with Vegeta. At this point, Vegeta is stronger than Gohan was seven years ago and fought Goku to a draw. Buu took everything Vegeta had and didn't lose any energy at all. In the Japanese version, Vegeta asked if Buu was an immorality. Once Buu was done playing with Vegeta, he rips off a part of his own blubber and successfully wraps Vegeta in it, completely immobilizing him. He then body slams into Vegeta and beats the ever loving crap out of him. Vegeta would have died there if Goten and Trunks hadn't rushed in to save him.
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** Buu's entire ''fight'' with Vegeta. At this point, Vegeta is stronger than Gohan was seven years ago and fought Goku to a draw. Buu took everything Vegeta had and didn't lose any energy at all. In the Japanese version, Vegeta asked if Buu was an immorality.immortal. Once Buu was done playing with Vegeta, he rips off a part of his own blubber and successfully wraps Vegeta in it, completely immobilizing him. He then body slams into Vegeta and beats the ever loving crap out of him. Vegeta would have died there if Goten and Trunks hadn't rushed in to save him.

** When Gotenks' fusion expires and Buu reverts to a weaker form, Goku is finally relieved that Gohan can handle him... only for Buu to reveal that he had planned for THIS too. Cue a piece of him surprising and absorbing Gohan.
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** When Gotenks' fusion expires and Buu reverts to a weaker form, Goku is finally relieved that Gohan can handle him... only for Buu to reveal that he had planned for THIS too. Cue a piece of him surprising and absorbing Gohan.

** The mere fact that he out-gambit everyone despite his crude manner and his dumb way of speaking. He played on Gotenks' pride to absorbed him and kept him alive because he felt Gohan from the world of the Kais. Even when Goku arrives to throw a wrench in his plans, he took it in stride and set things up to absorb Gohan once he time ran out. He would have outright won if Emma hadn't sent Vegeta at the last second and he had no way to plan for that or the story breaker Vegeto was.
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** The mere fact that he out-gambit everyone despite his crude manner and his dumb way of speaking. He played on Gotenks' pride to absorbed him and kept him alive because he felt Gohan from the world of the Kais. Even when Goku arrives to throw a wrench in his plans, he took it in stride strive and set things up to absorb Gohan once he his time ran out. He would have outright won if [[SpannerInTheWorks Emma hadn't sent Vegeta at the last second and he had no way to plan for that or the story breaker Vegeto was.was]].

** He learns the Supreme Kai's teleportation technique from seeing it once and when the Earth was about to explode. He then uses that technique along with his endless regeneration to move planet to planet, destroying them, regenerating, teleport, and nuke another world. This is the first villain we truly saw that could truly destroy the universe and there was nothing to stop him.
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** He learns the Supreme Kai's teleportation technique from seeing it once and when the Earth was about to explode. He then uses that technique along with his endless regeneration to move planet to planet, destroying them, regenerating, teleport, and nuke another world. This is the first villain we truly saw that could truly destroy the universe and there was nothing to stop him.
12th Jan '16 10:10:22 PM Ramona122003
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** Piccolo send an energy blast that acts as a seeker against Goku, following everywhere he goes. After dodging for a bit, Goku runs up to Piccolo, grins right in his face to distract him, and dodges at the last second, [[HoistByHisOwnPetard letting the energy blast hit Piccolo]]. It completely shatters Piccolo's arm and Goku would have won if Piccolo couldn't heal.

** He beats Piccolo with all his limbs disable by flying. ''No'' one knew he could do this and Goku held it back throughout the entire match.

** Although somewhat indirect, he made Frieza cut himself into pieces with his own energy discs. Advise to all villains, don't put seekers against Goku. It ''never'' ends well.

** Androids 19 and 20 are also ''stronger'' than Frieza. Piccolo went from being destroyed by Frieza's third form, to curb stomping foes who are stronger than Frieza's maximum form.

* Piccolo and Android 17 get a series of these when the two go head to head. This fight alone is a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome because this comparatively insignificant battle, two episodes in the anime, frequently makes the top five DBZ fights and is something of a fan favorite and butts heads with Gohan vs. Perfect Cell and Goku vs. Frieza. ** This probably has to due with the fact that these two are ''evenly matched.'' Not in the traditional rapid-fire meeting of equal punches/kicks, or Beam-O-Wars... just in simple power blows. 17 socks Piccolo on the jaw; Piccolo retaliates by slamming 17 into the ground, making a crater; 17 gut-punches Piccolo, hard; Piccolo returns the favor, just ''harder'', and so on. And this isn't HowMuchMoreCanHeTake - each such blow causes them intense pain, but they ''power through it every single time.''

** His very first one, back in Dragonball. King Piccolo had been deathly afraid of the Evil Containment wave, considering it the only thing that could defeat him. When Kami tries this in the World Martial Arts Tournement, Piccolo reveals that he can reverse it.
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** His very first one, back in Dragonball.''Dragon Ball''. King Piccolo had been deathly afraid of the Evil Containment wave, considering it the only thing that could defeat him. When Kami tries this in the World Martial Arts Tournement, Piccolo reveals that he can reverse it.

* Kami gets one -- and of all times, in the Garlic Jr. saga. He has to journey into the underground depths of his home, where he is apparently absolutely not allowed, in order to save earth. While there, he encounters the deranged souls of the former guardians, who attempt to kill him for going there, despite his intentions. He is tortured for several episodes in a row, barely clinging to life. Finally, realizing the danger at hand, the former guardians heal him of the damage done to him. The peaceable Popo, with great relief, realizes that they're going to be let go, but Kami stands up ''screaming insults'' at the people who had just barely decided to let him live. That's pretty epic, and the cheesy mildness of his words somehow only makes it all that much cooler.
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* Kami gets one -- and of all times, in the Garlic Jr. saga.Saga. He has to journey into the underground depths of his home, where he is apparently absolutely not allowed, in order to save earth. While there, he encounters the deranged souls of the former guardians, who attempt to kill him for going there, despite his intentions. He is tortured for several episodes in a row, barely clinging to life. Finally, realizing the danger at hand, the former guardians heal him of the damage done to him. The peaceable Popo, with great relief, realizes that they're going to be let go, but Kami stands up ''screaming insults'' at the people who had just barely decided to let him live. That's pretty epic, and the cheesy mildness of his words somehow only makes it all that much cooler.

* Piccolo and Android 17 get a series of these when the two go head to head. This fight alone is a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome because this comparatively insignificant battle, two episodes in the anime, frequently makes the top five DBZ fights and is something of a fan favorite and butts heads with Gohan vs. Perfect Cell and Goku vs. Frieza. ** This probably has to due with the fact that these two are ''evenly matched.'' Not in the traditional rapid-fire meeting of equal punches/kicks, or Beam-O-Wars... just in simple power blows. 17 socks Piccolo on the jaw; Piccolo retaliates by slamming 17 into the ground, making a crater; 17 gut-punches Piccolo, hard; Piccolo returns the favor, just ''harder'', and so on. And this isn't HowMuchMoreCanHeTake - each such blow causes them intense pain, but they ''power through it every single time.''

* Frieza's arrival after the Namekian dragon died. Vegeta is ready to murder Krillin for missing his chance at immorality, before Vegeta suddenly stops in terror. Everyone looks up and collectively wet themselves when they see Frieza calmly standing in front of them. Without him doing anything, you knew the heroes were screwed.
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* Frieza's arrival after the Namekian dragon died. Vegeta is ready to murder Krillin for missing his chance at immorality, immortality, before Vegeta suddenly stops in terror. Everyone looks up and collectively wet themselves when they see Frieza calmly standing in front of them. Without him doing anything, you knew the heroes were screwed.
12th Jan '16 9:49:13 PM Ramona122003
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* Vegeta blowing Jeice to bits is certainly a Crowning Moment of BadAss. Or a crowning moment of KickTheDog, because at that point, Jeice was ''not'' fighting back. He also delivered a CoupDeGrace to every member of the Ginyu Force sans Ginyu himself.
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* Vegeta blowing Jeice to bits is certainly a Crowning Moment of BadAss. Or a crowning moment of KickTheDog, because at that point, Jeice was ''not'' fighting back. He also delivered a CoupDeGrace to every member of the Ginyu Force sans Ginyu himself.himself (at least until ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'').

* ** Afterwards, he manages to bluff Android 20, making him retreat despite Vegeta blowing Jeice to bits is certainly a Crowning Moment of BadAss. Or a crowning moment of KickTheDog, because at that point, Jeice was ''not'' fighting back. He also delivered a CoupDeGrace to every member of being badly weakened from having his energy sucked. Piccolo lampshades the Ginyu Force sans Ginyu himself.amount of genius Vegeta has when it comes to fighting.

* Vegeta blowing Jeice to bits is certainly a Crowning Moment of BadAss. Or a crowning moment of KickTheDog, because at ** He also gave his life knowing full well that point, Jeice he was ''not'' going to Hell. [[YouAreWorthHell He did it anyway]], fighting back. He also delivered a CoupDeGrace to every member of for someone for the Ginyu Force sans Ginyu himself.first time in his life.

* His battle with Son Goku in the original Dragon Ball, Piccolo was so close to killing Goku everyone thought he was dead. A good dose of CombatPragmatist and NoNonsenseVillain almost did the job.
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* His battle with Son Goku in the original Dragon Ball, ''Dragon Ball'', Piccolo was so close to killing Goku that everyone thought he was dead. A good dose of CombatPragmatist and NoNonsenseVillain almost did the job.

** Callously killing Sancho in the movie Dead Zone, then double-teaming Garlic Jr. with Goku.
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** Callously killing Sancho in the movie Dead Zone, ''Dead Zone'', then double-teaming Garlic Jr. with Goku.

** His first act of PapaWolf: effortlessly killing the last Saibaman that came after Gohan.
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** His first act of PapaWolf: effortlessly killing the last Saibaman that came after Gohan. Keep in mind, [[TookALevelInBadass that Saibaman was as strong as Raditz power-wise]].
12th Jan '16 9:28:32 PM Ramona122003
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* Even Krillin has moments of awesome. In both the Vegeta and Frieza fights, there's a point where he keeps the villain busy (holding out absurdly long given the difference in power) and buys desperately-needed time for the big guns.
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* Even In the preliminaries of the 21st Tenkaichi, [[PunchedAcrossTheRoom kicking one of his old bullies through a wall]] with enough strength that, even after crushing through the wall, he still had enough strength to fly 50 meters until he hit another building. For reference, before training under Muten Roshi Krillin has moments couldn't even ''touch'' him. ** Everything he did under the preliminaries. The only one who actually hit him was a BruceLeeClone who [[CombatPragmatist kicked him while he was distracted]] and [[KickThemWhileTheyreDown continued for a while after he was down]], and ''[[NoSell it didn't hurt him in the slightest]]''. [[KnowWhenToFoldEm His opponent surrendered immediately]] [[OhCrap in terror]]. * Krillin nearly defeated Master Roshi (when he's fighting as Jackie Chun) [[CombatPragmatist by throwing a pair of panties into the ring and kicking him when he drives for them]]. Master Roshi only recovers because he uses a Kamehameha to fly back into the ring. Roshi even notes that he would have lost if he was an ordinary human. He even did better than Yamcha, he couldn't even touched Roshi. * Krillin shows more of his CombatPragmatist by making Roshi nosebleed on the invisible man, allowing Yamcha to see him. * Krillin's fight with Chiaotzu in the 22nd Tournament often gets overlooked but the two put up a good fight with Krillin using the Kamehameha for the first time against Chiaotzu's Dodonpa and at the end when Chiaotzu traps him with his psychic powers Krillin interrupts his train of thought by shouting out math problems to get loose and knock him out of the ring. ** From the same tournament, Krillin was able to give Goku a decent fight, even getting more than a few blows in. He successfully fools Goku with a Kamehameha to distract him while he grabs his tail. If this was a couple of years ago, Goku would have lost right there. * At the very beginning of the King Piccolo Saga, Krillin walks in on Tambourine stealing the tournament roster, and immediately tries to save the Tournament Announcer. He mentions that Krillin hits Tambourine with everything he had, but it wasn't enough. Even so, the effort (especially right after the tournament, when everyone was so tired even Goku was easily beaten by Tambourine) shows how far Krillin will go to help a friend. * There's a little moment near the end of the original ''Dragon Ball'' that people tend to forget. That moment is his tournament fight with Piccolo, who at the time was the single most powerful villain in the series. Let's make a long story short: after putting up a hell of a fight, Krillin not only gets back up after an attack that Piccolo was certain had killed him, he also gives up very gracefully, which in itself is kind of awesome. But what really makes this awesome is that Piccolo admits to himself after this fight that "conquering the Earth may be more difficult than I thought." That's right: Krillin kicked so much ass that, even for a second, Piccolo was thinking he could be in trouble! * In both the Vegeta and Frieza fights, there's a point where he keeps the villain busy (holding out absurdly long given the difference in power) and buys desperately-needed time for the big guns.

* There's a little moment near the end of the original Dragon Ball that people tend to forget. That moment is his tournament fight with Piccolo, who at the time was the single most powerful villain in the series. Let's make a long story short: after putting up a hell of a fight, Krillin not only gets back up after an attack that Piccolo was certain had killed him, he also gives up very gracefully, which in itself is kind of awesome. But what really makes this awesome is that Piccolo admits to himself after this fight that "conquering the Earth may be more difficult than I thought." That's right: Krillin kicked so much ass that, even for a second, Piccolo was thinking he could be in trouble!

* Krillin's fight with Chiaotzu in the Tournament often gets overlooked but the two put up a pretty good fight with Krillin using the Kamehameha for the first time against Chiaotzu's Dodonpa and at the end when Chiaotzu traps him with his psychic powers Krillin interrupts his train of thought by shouting out math problems to get loose and knock him out of the ring. * At the very beginning of the King Piccolo saga, Krillin walks in on Tambourine stealing the tournament roster, and immediately tries to save the Tournament Announcer. He mentions that Krillin hits Tambourine with everything he had, but it wasn't enough. Even so, the effort (especially right after the tournament, when everyone was so tired even Goku was easily beaten by Tambourine) shoes how far Krillin will go to help a friend. * In the preliminaries of the 21st Tenkaichi, [[PunchedAcrossTheRoom kicking one of his old bullies through a wall]] with enough strength that, even after crushing through the wall, he still had enough strength to fly 50 meters until he hit another building. For reference, before training under Muten Roshi Krillin couldn't even ''touch'' him. ** Everything he did under the preliminaries. The only one who actually hit him was a BruceLeeClone who [[CombatPragmatist kicked him while he was distracted]] and [[KickThemWhileTheyreDown continued for a while after he was down]], and ''[[NoSell it didn't hurt him in the slightest]]''. [[KnowWhenToFoldEm His opponent surrendered immediately]] [[OhCrap in terror]].

* Vegeta is one of two characters to [[NeverSayDie get up and keep fighting]] after being hit with a [[CombinedEnergyAttack Spirit Bomb]]. The OhCrap from Krillin, Goku, Gohan, Yajirobe, and King Kai is telling.
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* Vegeta is one of two characters to [[NeverSayDie get up and keep fighting]] after being hit with a [[CombinedEnergyAttack Spirit Bomb]]. The OhCrap from Krillin, Goku, Gohan, Yajirobe, and King Kai is telling. He survives so much that Krillin wonders if Vegeta is an immortal.
12th Jan '16 9:00:28 PM Ramona122003
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** Despite being horribly out-matched, Gohan fought Recoom until the brute broke his neck. He may have lost, but he lasted long enough for Goku to come and save them.
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** Despite being horribly out-matched, Gohan fought Recoom Recoome until the brute broke his neck. He may have lost, but he lasted long enough for Goku to come and save them.

* In the Cell Saga, he even manages to keep the much more powerful Cell from killing a girl and her brother. He holds him off long enough for Piccolo and Tien to arrive, and the kids to escape. He even pounds Cell with an awesome headbutt that gives the Android ''visible pain''.
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* In the Cell Saga, he even manages to keep the much more powerful Cell from killing a girl and her brother. He holds him off long enough for Piccolo and Tien to arrive, and the kids to escape. He even pounds Cell with an awesome headbutt that gives the Android ''visible pain''.

** If you watched the original series, Krillin bouncing back the Spirit Bomb is awesome for another reason. When Krillin was first introduced he couldn't ride the Flying Nimbus because his heart wasn't pure. It remained that way all through ''Dragon Ball''. Fast-forward to ''Z'' and Krillin is able to hold an energy ball that only the pure of heart can withstand. This moment shows how far Krillin has come since that naughty little boy a decade ago.
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** If you watched the original series, Krillin bouncing back holding the Spirit Bomb is awesome for another reason. When Krillin was first introduced he couldn't ride the Flying Nimbus because his heart wasn't pure. It remained that way all through ''Dragon Ball''. Fast-forward to ''Z'' and Krillin is able to hold an energy ball that only the pure of heart can withstand. This moment shows how far Krillin has come since that naughty little boy a decade ago.
12th Jan '16 8:41:39 PM Ramona122003
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** Gohan's first epic moment, he headbutts his uncle Raditz, actually breaking his armor. Up to that point, Goku nor Piccolo could hurt him. The injury also weakened Raditz, given Goku the opportunity to hold him while Piccolo fires his Special Beam Cannon.

** Gohan going to Namek. The Gohan from a year ago used to cry at every little thing and during the Saiyan fight he was shaking in fear most of the time. Now, to save his friend and mentor, he's willing to leave the planet for parts unknown. Now that is some CharacterDevelopment
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** Gohan going to Namek. The Gohan from a year ago used to cry at every little thing and during the Saiyan fight he was shaking in fear most of the time. Now, to save his friend and mentor, he's willing to leave the planet for parts unknown. Now that is some CharacterDevelopmentCharacterDevelopment.

** The Garlic Jr. Saga is one big MomentOfAwesome for Gohan.
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** The Garlic Jr. Saga is one big MomentOfAwesome for Gohan. ''He'' is the one who defeats all of Garlic Jr's men, even after they powered up thanks to the Makyo Star. He then creates a barrier around himself to protect Piccolo and Krillin from being sucked into the Dead Zone. He's able hold it until Piccolo and Krillin jumped out to confront Garlic Jr. Wanting to protect his friends, Gohan flies up and ''destroys'' the Makyo Star, cutting off Garlic Jr's power source, [[HoistByHisOwnPetard sending right back into the Dead Zone]], forever this time. And when Gohan says that they were able to win without their father, Piccolo corrects him by saying that they did need his father and he was right here, [[HeartwarmingMoments before patting Gohan's head]]. This saga also works as a nice precursor to the Cell Games where Gohan really does take up his father's mantle.
12th Jan '16 8:21:51 PM Ramona122003
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** The awesomeness of his arrival on Namek is maintained in ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' when the music of Wrestling/HulkHogan's theme tune is playing in the background in Episode 20.

** More impressive, Goku let Frieza power up to 100% of his power for the ''expressed purpose'' of proving he never had a chance against him. And succeeds. Even though Frieza is able to keep up with him for a short while, it becomes obvious towards the end of the fight that Frieza had no chance at all against him. ** Let's keep in mind that before Goku went Super Saiyan, he was beyond exhausted to the point that Piccolo had to keep him from drowning after he threw the Spirit Bomb. In the anime, he couldn't dodge Frieza's Death Beam and Piccolo had to shield him. Once he transformed, Goku surpassed Frieza, despite his previous exhaustion. Everyone else who first transformed, outside of Goten and present Trunks, fainted or could only maintain Super Saiyan for a few seconds. Goku, however, he was running on pure fumes and rage and out endeared Frieza who barely extended himself before Goku transformed. Imagine how powerful Goku would have been if he was fresh?
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** More impressive, Goku let lets Frieza power up to 100% of his power for the ''expressed purpose'' of proving he never had a chance against him. And succeeds. Even though Frieza is able to keep up with him for a short while, it becomes obvious towards the end of the fight that Frieza had no chance at all against him. ** Let's keep in mind that before Goku went Super Saiyan, he was beyond exhausted to the point that Piccolo had to keep him from drowning after he threw the Spirit Bomb. In the anime, he couldn't dodge Frieza's Death Beam and Piccolo had to shield him. Once he transformed, Goku surpassed Frieza, despite his previous exhaustion. Everyone else who first transformed, outside of Goten and present Trunks, fainted or could only maintain Super Saiyan for a few seconds. Goku, however, he was running on pure fumes and rage and out endeared endures Frieza who barely extended himself before Goku transformed. Imagine how powerful Goku would have been if he was fresh?

** More impressive, Goku let Frieza power up to 100% of his power for Before the ''expressed purpose'' of proving he never had a chance against him. And succeeds. Even though Frieza is able to keep up with him for a short while, it becomes obvious towards the end final leg of the fight that Frieza had no chance at all against him. ** Let's keep in mind that fight, Goku goes into loving detail about how they used the Earth's Dragon Balls to wish back everyone he killed and used the Namekian Dragon Balls to wish everyone to Earth, leaving only them on the planet. And before then, Goku went Super Saiyan, he was beyond exhausted to the point that Piccolo had to keep him from drowning after he threw the Spirit Bomb. In the anime, he couldn't dodge rubs in Frieza's Death Beam and Piccolo had face about how closed he came to shield him. Once he transformed, Goku surpassed Frieza, despite getting his previous exhaustion. Everyone else who first transformed, outside of Goten and present Trunks, fainted or could only maintain Super Saiyan for a few seconds. Goku, however, he was running on pure fumes and rage and out endeared Frieza who barely extended himself before Goku transformed. Imagine how powerful Goku would have been wish, if he only spoke Namekian. You can tell Goku was fresh?enjoying the verbal torment.

* The Instant Transmission Kamehameha used during his fight with Cell is completely remarkable. He would had killed Cell if he couldn't regenerate.
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* ** The Instant Transmission Kamehameha used during his fight with Cell is completely remarkable. He would had killed Cell if he couldn't regenerate.

* It's {{Filler}}, but who cares, it's still awesome, Goku versus Pikkon. This fight is unique that it is one of the few fights that Goku is the underdog. We got a taste of Pikkon's power when he one-shot ''Cell''. In their match, Goku held nothing back and even used the Kaio-ken with his Super Saiyan form for the first time ever. Still, Pikkon proved to be the better fighter, nearly beating Goku by hitting him twice with his Thunder Flash Attack and deflecting the Kamehameha like it's a ball. By the end of the match, Goku is on his back and says that Pikkon had beat him, to which Pikkon prepares one last Thunder Flash Attack. Seeing it a third time, Goku sees its weakness (long prep time and leaving the user open), and uses his Instant Transmission to dodge Pikkon's attack and blindside him with a Kamehameha, knocking him out of bounds and winning the match. This is one of the precious few times in the series when a character beats a superior fighter with skill and technique.
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* It's {{Filler}}, but who cares, it's still awesome, Goku versus Pikkon. This fight is unique that it is one of the few fights that Goku is the underdog. We got a taste of Pikkon's power when he one-shot one-shots ''Cell''. In their match, Goku held nothing back and even used the Kaio-ken with his Super Saiyan form for the first time ever. Still, Pikkon proved to be the better fighter, nearly beating Goku by hitting him twice with his Thunder Flash Attack and deflecting the Kamehameha like it's a ball. By the end of the match, Goku is on his back and says that Pikkon had beat him, to which Pikkon prepares one last Thunder Flash Attack. Seeing it a third time, Goku sees its weakness weaknesses (long prep time and leaving the user open), and uses his Instant Transmission to dodge Pikkon's attack and blindside him with a Kamehameha, knocking him out of bounds and winning the match. This is one of the precious few times in the series when a character beats a superior fighter with skill and technique.

* Not related to fighting, Goku hand-picked the new Guardian of the Earth, god in the Japanese version, after Piccolo and Kami merged who brought the Dragon Balls back to life. Although he wasn't the one to beat Cell, at least not directly, he ensured that the main timeline won't end up like Future Trunks' timeline did. * If you think about it, Goku is the only character who is never outright killed in the series. Both times he was killed, he died on his own terms by sacrificing himself. It literally shows that Goku does not die unless ''he'' says so.
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* Not related to fighting, Goku hand-picked hand-picks the new Guardian of the Earth, god in the Japanese version, after Piccolo and Kami merged who brought the Dragon Balls back to life. Although he wasn't the one to beat Cell, at least not directly, he ensured that the main timeline won't end up like Future Trunks' timeline did. * If you think about it, Goku is the only character who is never outright killed in the series. Both times he was killed, he died on his own terms by sacrificing himself. It literally shows that Goku does not die unless ''he'' says so. He also manages to mostly avoid the dreaded SenselessSacrifice. Yeah, Cell returned from his own self-destruction, but if Goku hadn't acted, the Earth would have blown up ''and'' Cell would have survived.
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