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This page covers tropes in ''WebVideo/DragonBallAbridged''.

'''Tropes A To M''' | [[DragonBallAbridged/TropesNToZ Tropes N To Z]] | [[YMMV/DragonBallAbridged YMMV]]

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* TheAbridgedSeries
** [[UpToEleven The Abridged Abridged Series]]: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uo5Rhn8zuPA Dragon Ball Z Kai Abridged Episode 1]]''
* AbortedArc: The Garlic Jr. Saga [[spoiler:basically becomes a non-event when Garlic Jr. and his henchmen have the misfortune of running into Mr. Popo.]]
* AchievementsInIgnorance: Goku is able to obtain a muffin on his spaceship because he erroneously believes there's a muffin button.
--> '''Dr. Briefs:''' ...Where did you get that muffin?\\
'''Goku:''' Muffin button.\\
'''Dr. Briefs:''' But I never installed a muffin button!\\
'''Goku:''' Then where did I get this muffin...?
** The mysterious muffin button also enables mind reading, somehow.
*** In the second TFS Podcast, [[WordOfGod Kaiserneko confirmed]] a fan theory he found that [[SureWhyNot he believed explained it perfectly]]: the ship is Goku's original ship from when he landed on Earth, which used Freeza's technology. A muffin button existed on the ship before Dr. Briefs took a crack at it, because Freeza's ships have the technology to synthesize their own food.
** Goku's death counts as well.
---> '''Krillin:''' Goku, you can't die! Here! I brought a senzu bean!\\
'''Goku:''' I don't think that's gonna work.\\
'''Krillin:''' Why not?\\
'''Goku:''' I sort of have a hole in my esophagus.\\
'''Krillin:''' Wait, then how are you breathing?\\
'''Goku:''' *dies*
* ActionCommand: A [[MassEffect Renegade Interrupt prompt]] appears onscreen just before Vegeta kills Recoome and Burter.
* ActorAllusion: Played with in the Halloween special:
** Krillin (voiced by {{Lanipator}}) dresses up as Koenma, and Bulma (voiced by Megami33) ''attempts'' to dress up as Sailor Moon. They're the minds behind ''YuYuHakushoAbridged'' and ''WebVideo/SailorMoonAbridged'', respectively.
*** This is also a reference to the Japanese voice actress, Mayumi Tanaka, who voiced both Krillin and Koenma.
*** Possibly even a THIRD reference to the fact that the creators of YuYuHakusho and SailorMoon are married.
** Piccolo dresses up as Spike from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. James Marsters (Spike on ''Buffy'') plays Piccolo in ''Film/DragonballEvolution''.
** In Episode 4, Princess Snake is voiced by Lord Quadros. Lord Quadros voices Solid Snake in ''MetalGearSolidTheAbridgedSnakes''.
** Megami33 also cameos as Sailor Moon at the end of episode 4 to comment on her thoughts about Piccolo blowing up the moon.
** One of the fake Namekians in Episode 12 off-handedly mentions two guys who "just wanted to play a children's card game," a reference to {{LittleKuriboh}}, who by that point had become an official cast member.
*** More specifically, since the fake Namekians were voiced to sound like the Plutonians from ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'', it is safe to assume they are referring to two characters from WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries who were voiced like the Mooninites.
**** "It is funny because wang means penis!"
** {{Lanipator}}'s brief stint as Freeza is an allusion to voice actress Linda Young. Both Freeza and Yu Yu Hakusho's Genkai are voiced by Young, whom Lanipator's performance is based on.
** The character of Guldo is basically Dio from [=JoJo=]'s Bizarre Adventure Abridged. Antfish... does NOT voice him. But he does voice Ginyu.
** Little Kuriboh makes an allusion to his own role as [[YugiohTheAbridgedSeries Yami Yugi]]. When Freeza changes into his second form, he becomes larger and gets spikier horns. It's only appropriate that he uses his {{DAN GREEN}} voice for this form. The voice in general is not an allusion, as it predates the Kai dub by months.
** In the ''Tree of Might'' special, Tien reveals that he is Jewish. Gan Xingba, who voices him, actually is Jewish.
* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Subverted. Freeza makes a DoubleEntendre pun while dishing out a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown on Nail. Nail begins to chuckle, and Freeza thinks that ActuallyPrettyFunny is in effect. Then Nail reveals that he's actually laughing because he suckered Freeza into spending an hour flying nowhere special and then beating up a hopelessly outclassed opponent while Dende was heading back to Krillin and Gohan to help them use the dragonballs. Freeza quickly stops laughing.
** Later played darkly straight in Episode 30:
--->'''Freeza:''' Come on now, give me something funny.\\
'''Goku:''' [[spoiler: You... killed my best friend!]]\\
'''Freeza:''' Ha! That is pretty funny. Hilarious, actually.
* AdaptationDistillation: They managed to summarize the Saiyan Saga in the space of 12 episodes of approximately 10 minutes each. Then they [[UpToEleven one-upped themselves]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uo5Rhn8zuPA compressed those 120-odd minutes into 130 seconds.]]
** The half-hour finale to season 2 was in itself 12 episodes of the show compressed. According to Lani, this was for the better because some of the episodes they included dragged at an unbelievable pace. They cut the events of one out entirely because oh how much it slows the plot down (when Gohan goes back and tries to fight Freeza).
** [[spoiler: The Garlic Jr. Saga is compressed into one episode, thanks to Mr. Popo.]]
* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: Rather than the DeathByDespair induced by his people dying, Abridged Guru dies because of an unrelated heart attack (he explicitly states he doesn't care about any of the other Namekians dying). In spite of this, Guru is still revived by the wish to bring everyone Freeza or his men killed. This could be explained as his heart spontaneously restarting, which is what lines like "actually dying this time" seem to indicate.
** Goku's fight with Freeza takes a sudden and unexplained shift from them being evenly matched to Freeza effortlessly trouncing him due to Freeza powering up being skipped, the footage from Freeza powering up instead changing to Freeza being struck by lightning from God, and it does nothing to him.
*** Going from the pinball gag where Freeza enters his high score, it seems that he's already at half power, as the other scores match up with the characters power levels at that point. Though it does open a new plot hole concerning why nobody mentioned their opponent suddenly getting several times more powerful.
** In the source material, Present Trunks (but not Future Trunks) could easily become a Super Saiyan at a young age because he was conceived ''after'' Vegeta became a Super Saiyan. However, in this series, Vegeta gets Bulma pregnant ''before'' he becomes a Super Saiyan.
* ADeathInTheLimelight: A sort of common pattern in the Namek Arc; whenever a characteris going to die in the episode, they read the disclaimer. Otherwise, it's a character that gets the focus (usually Vegeta). Made [[LampshadeHanging painfully obvious]] in episode 29.
-->[[spoiler:'''Krillin''']]: "The following is a non-profit, fan-based parody. ''Manga/DragonBall'', ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' and ''Anime/DragonBallGT'' are all owned by {{Funimation}}, ToeiAnimation, Fuji Tv and Creator/AkiraToriyama. Please support the official release." Phew. Alright, how was that?\\
'''Voice Director:''' That was perfect [[spoiler: Krillin]]. Eh... don't worry about your check. We'll send it to your next of kin.\\
[[spoiler:'''Krillin''']]: ...what?
** Also common afterwards if there is a death; Freeza and King Cold both read the disclaimer for episode 33.
* ADateWithRosiePalms:
** In Episode 12, Krillin has to go a month with Bulma walking around in her underwear and no "alone time" because the toilet keeps yelling at him. He is finally able to relieve that tension in Episode 13.
--->'''Bulma:''' It's everywhere!
** In the beginning of Episode 20, Burter, Jeice, and Recoome briefly talk about the last time they felt the urge.
** In Episode 22, Ginyu makes it into a BrickJoke.
* AffectionateParody: Naturally.
* AffablyEvil:
** Nappa:
--->'''Nappa:''' (looking at Tenshinhan getting pissed that Nappa just killed his friends) Oh Vegeta, I think I made him mad. Should I talk to him about it? The first step to solving your problems is healthy communication. (Tenshinhan tries to punch him) That was very rude. I was talking to VEGETA! (beats the crap out of Tenshinhan)
** The Ginyu Force, with a special mention to the extremely polite Captain Ginyu.
* AGoodNameForARockBand: From Episode 21: Seizure Procedure
* AGodAmI: Kami in the Garlic Jr. (Aborted) Arc.
--->'''Kami:''' Oh my ME!
** Then there is this exchange between King Kai and Kami:
--->'''King Kai:''' Are you questioning God?
--->'''Kami:''' Are YOU?
** And, not to be outdone, [[JerkAss Guru]] does this upon hearing that Kami is referring to himself as God.
--->'''Guru:''' "I shall henceforth be known as Super Kami. No wait... Super Kami Guru."
** It's subtle, but in Revenge of Cooler, he gives this line:
--->'''Piccholo''': Oh yeah? Who's he?\\
'''Cooler''': That's "He" with a capital "H", by the way.
** Which is a common way to write a pronoun referring to God.
* AMindIsATerribleThingToRead: King Kai tries to telepathically link with Mr Popo. [[YourHeadAsplode Bad move]].
* AlasPoorVillain: Invoked and Subverted. It seems like Vegeta might incur this in episode 28, but quickly admits he'd still be evil even if Freeza had not enslaved his race.
-->'''Vegeta:''' (to Goku) If this situation were reversed, this conversation would never have happened. You'd be dead, and I'd be laughing. Ahaha-ah, it hurts to laugh.
* AliensSpeakingEnglish: "<I see we must speak the universal language>... English."
* AliensStealCable: Apparently they don't even need to.
-->'''Vegeta:''' (to Gohan) Oh well if it isn't [[Film/TheThreeStooges Moe Howard.]]\\
'''Gohan:''' How do you even--\\
'''Vegata:''' Space {{Hulu}}.\\
'''Gohan:''' Figures.
* AllJustADream:
** The events of Episode [[spoiler:12]]. [[OrWasItADream Well, maybe.]]
** And in Episode 19, [[spoiler:Vegeta's, ahem, ''[[BlackComedyRape encounter]]'' with Bulma...]]
** And Episode of Bardock. Well, [[spoiler:at least the FramingDevice]] is.
* AllThereInTheManual: The official Saiyan Handbook, brought out whenever the concept of Saiyans getting stronger after injuries has to be explained.
-->'''Jeice:''' Let's see, full moon, lose your tail, stronger every time you... oh. Well, I'm right f**ked, aren't I?
* AllUpToYou:
-->'''Krillin:''' (taking Spirit Bomb) Holy crap, so ''this'' is what being important feels like!
* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: InUniverse, just as in many other abridged series.
** While most of the characters are just [[CharacterExaggeration exaggerated]] versions of their normal selves, Mr. Popo has been turned into the most terrifying and/or [[HeroicComedicSociopath freaking awesome]] creature in existence.
** Nappa as a PsychopathicManchild.
** Lord Guru is a senile, bloodthirsty despot. It gets even better with an alternate interpretation of Abridged Guru, after he gives Nail a [[spoiler:false]] RousingSpeech. He knew Nail was going to die. Why not give him some hope of coming out of it alive?
** Toolo (that surviving Kanassian Alien from from ''Bardock: The Father of Goku''), who is oblivious to the fact his people are destroyed, probably because he couldn't tell the difference between his visions and the present moment anymore.
--->"I CAN SEE THE FUUUUTURE!!!"
** Freeza gives us one that explains a little too much: The Namekians are [[DeepSouth space rednecks]].
** Guldo trying to be nice to Vegeta in the past is quite the opposite of their encounter in the source material.
** In the main series, Ginyu cares very little about his men and even plans to replace them with Freeza's mooks before even finding out if they've succeeded in their mission or not. Here, he's undoubtedly loyal to Freeza and while firm with discipline, he and the rest of the force have a mutual respect for each other...except for Guldo.
** Jeice's voice actor in the FUNimation[=/=]Saban dub (using Ocean Studios) gave Jeice something of a Liverpudlian accent. Chris Sabat at FUNimation took that and turned it into an outrageously exaggerated Aussie twang instead. TFS beats it into the ground and pisses on it for good measure by turning Jeice into a full-on overly-jingoistic Larrikin.
--->'''Krillin:''' WE GET IT, YOU'RE FROM SPACE AUSTRALIA!!!
* AluminumChristmasTrees: Try searching for YouTube videos of ''TattooedTeenageAlienFightersFromBeverlyHills'' and count the number of comments from people who initially believed that this show made it up.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: This has been at play since his introduction, but Episodes 30 and 31 clearly establish that Mr. Popo is the biggest fish in the ''Dragon Ball Z Abridged'' universe.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Zarbon, very much so. At least until [[spoiler: we find out he has a girlfriend.]]
* AmusingInjuries: ''All over the place''.
-->'''Goku:''' '''AUGH''', spine! ''AUGH, RIBS!'' Definitely ribs!
** Whenever Goku is being crushed in a giant villain's hands, he squeaks like a squeaky dog toy. It is amazing.
--->"Why does everyone laugh when they do that? That's my ribs crushing my lungs!"
** Arguably, this can also apply to when Freeza grabs Goku from behind, eliciting a single squeak and an exclamation of, "Bad touch!" before Goku then pummels Freeza in a spoof of when Freeza was tenderizing Vegeta's kidney.
** And of course, the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YkEDGD_sDs&hd=1&t=9m33s most amusing injury]] of the entire series.
*** Except possibly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3ZmHV-Dqo8
* AnAssKickingChristmas: The ''Christmas Tree of Might''.
** The ''Lord Slug Abridged'' movie parodies this. Goku, IdiotHero that he is, thinks it's Christmas, but it's actually July. [[MotivationalLie King Kai tries to use this to his advantage by making Goku believe he's the savior of Christmas]], and it works until Lord Slug reminds Goku that the Earth's only frozen because he froze it himself.
* AndCallHimGeorge: Nappa and [[StarWars the Rancor]].
* {{Angrish}}: Nappa drives Vegeta into a truckload of this.
** During his fight with Vegeta, Goku took Nappa's place.
** In Episode 18, Vegeta is driven to a very immense rage. His scream is so loud, it covers the planet, reaches into space, breaches the barrier between life and death, and travels through time so Future Trunks can hear it. He then goes into a minute-long incoherent "conversation" with Krillin.
---> '''Vegeta:''' I am here for it... Dragonball... I need that Dragonball... Give it to me... One you took... Need my wish... SHUT UP GHOST OF NAPPA! I'M NOT CRAZY! YOU'RE CRAZY! ESPECIALLY YOU, NAPPA! Now, Dragonball. Hands please.
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: [[spoiler:Dende to Gohan.]]
* {{Anticlimax}}: The ending of episode 31, intentionally.
* AntiHumor: The "It's Over 9000" meme is intentionally and noticeably avoided.
** That is, until the Abridged version of the Abridged version. Vegeta screams the meme, and then has a brief shouting match with Nappa before killing him.
* AppealToObscurity
--> "Now to crush you like an Arlian."
--> "A what?"
--> "Exactly."
** And in Episode 24:
---> '''Freeza:''' "Tell me. Have you ever heard of planet Vegeta?"\\
'''Nail:''' "N-no?\\
'''Freeza:''' "Funny. Because that's exactly what I expect the ''next'' person will say when I ask them about Namek!"
* ArcFatigue: Lampshaded InUniverse in Episode 24, where Krillin randomly is surprised at the fact that they're ''still'' on Namek. He also gives the fourth wall a nudge by noting that it feels like it's been a year since they got there, which is how long it's taken to do Episodes 13-24. (For the curious, the events in those episodes take place over six days.)
* ArentYouGoingToRavishMe:
-->'''Vegeta:''' That...reminds me. [[CallBack Did you do anything to me while I was unconscious?]]\\
'''Zarbon:''' ''(affronted)'': Did-- Did I what?\\
'''Vegeta:''' Did you do anything to me while I was unconscious?\\
'''Zarbon:''' What? No! ''God'', no!\\
'''Vegeta:''' Oh, thank God! I j-- wait, what do you mean by that? Am I not good enough for you?
** Bulma's nightmare about Vegeta seems to be setting this up.
* AreWeThereYet: Nappa to Vegeta during their flight to Earth. Their ''year-long'' flight.
* AreYouDoneYet: Bulma and Ginyu do this to rants by Krillin and Vegeta, respectively.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: King Yemma describing his desk:
-->'''King Yemma:''' And not just ''any'' mahogany! But mahogany from the planet Malchior 7! Where the trees are 300 feet tall and '''BREATHE FIRE!''' From these trees this desk was forged 2000 years ago using '''ANCIENT BLOOD RITUALS OF THE MALCHIOR PEOPLE!''' Not only does this make my desk '''NIGH INDESTRUCTIBLE,''' but it can '''BEND THE FABRIC OF THE UNIVERSE ITSELF!''' [{{beat}}] ...Also it's a very fine material. Very expensive.\\
'''Kami''': O...kay.
* AskAStupidQuestion: Freeza to a Namekian elder in Episode 14.
-->'''Elder:''' What do you want from us? Why are you slaughtering our people?
-->'''Freeza:''' Well you see, I was just in the area and I thought this would be a delightful place for a summer home what the *BEEP* do you think I'm here for?
-->'''Elder:''' ...Our trees?
-->'''Freeza:''' ...Zarbon, two or three more.
* {{A-Team Firing}}[=/=]ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: "Damn man, you couldn't hit the broad side of a space-barn!"
* AtomicFBomb: Vegeta is rather prone to it. He once hurt Piccolo's ears when Piccolo was on the other side of the planet at the time, though Piccolo does have super-hearing.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Goku, Nappa, and Guru do this a lot.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: A simultaneously humorous and chilling example as Mr. Popo's explains the "pecking order" to the Z-Fighters receiving training: [[TheEveryman You]] - The Dirt - The Worms Inside of the Dirt - Popo's Stool (shown as a black box with the word "Censored" stamped across it) - Kami - Popo. A confirmation is even presented after Mr. Popo knocks Krillin off Kami's Lookout ([[RunningGag increasing his "Owned Count"]]) after asking a question out of turn, despite ''asking if anyone had any''.
* AxCrazy:
** Chi-Chi's violent outbursts are feared by Krillin.
** Also Guru. "Kill it like the rest."
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* BackFromTheDead: Goku, Piccolo, Vegeta, Tien, Yamcha, Chaotzu, Krillin, and all the Namekians, except for the ones from the village Vegeta killed on Namek. Since they wished back the ones killed by Freeza and his men, and Vegeta wasn't one of Freeza's men anymore, those Namekians are still dead.
** And in another change from the original series, [[spoiler: Nappa is revealed to be alive in TheStinger of Episode 30 (Part 3), since Vegeta was still working for Freeza at the time he killed Nappa.]]
* BaconAddiction: Goku takes his ''very'' seriously. So much that, instead of a heart virus, Future Goku dies from...
-->'''Future Trunks:''' High cholesterol.
-->'''Goku:''' From ''what?!''
-->'''Future Trunks:''' According to the coroner, too much bacon.
-->'''[[DisproportionateRetribution Super Goku]]:''' [[TranquilFury You take that back.]]
* BadBoss:
** Freeza considers his minions extremely expendable (see WeHaveReserves below), doesn't pay them, and casually kills them off to intimidate his other soldiers and to [[MundaneUtility end awkward conversations]].
** There's also Super Kami Guru. Though his worst phase seems to be over, these days he settles for being a CloudCuckooLander {{Jerkass}}.
*** It's revealed in Lord Slug Abridged that much like Kami and Piccolo, Guru and Slug split from the same Namekian, and that ''Guru'' is the evil one.
* {{Badass}}: [[IdiotHero Go]][[BigEater ku]] manages to be an even bigger one in the Abridged series than in the main continuity, due to his fights being radically cut down in time.
* BadassBoast: Played with a lot, given the prevalence in the source material:
** Piccolo:
---> '''Piccolo:''' "Yeah. That's right. I can take anything you can dish ou-''oh God there go my organs.''"
** Vegeta's is a rather unusual case. He manages to make a BadassBoast to Cui about how he got ''destroyed'' on Earth.
** Recoome delivers an absolutely epic one in Episode 20.
--->'''Recoome:''' "Vegeta! You think that just because you're the Prince of all Saiyans, you're the best there is at what you do, but let Recoome tell ya somethin', [[HulkHogan brother]], you ain't no Wolverine, and you ain't got what it takes to step up to a [[BookerT FIVE-TIME CHAMPION!]] You see, Vegeta, you sit there and brag about how the Saiyans are the mightiest warriors in the universe, how they're the most ruthless, but look where they are now...DEAD! You talk about your legends, your warrior race, and your pride, but that [[DwayneJohnson doesn't mean a damn thing to this man!]] BECAUSE THE NAME'S RECOOME, AND IT RHYMES WITH DOOM, AND YOU'RE GONNA BE HURTIN', ALL TOO SOON!"
** Freeza derails a Namekian by keeping a running tally of how many times he's heard a particular BadassBoast. The Namekian tries to utter an original phrase, but Freeza has already heard "We're going to fuck your face!" ''twelve'' times. Admittedly, it was less common than "We're here to stop this senseless slaughter of our people" (92), "Now you're going to pay" (355), "We are the ones who will stop you" (419), or even "You insane bastard" (190).
*** Later, Goku delivers a boast even Freeza hasn't heard before.
---->'''Goku:''' Soooo, are you that Freezer Guy?
---->'''Freeza:''' I am '''Lord''' Freeza, yes.
---->'''Goku:''' Awesome! Imma deck ya in the shnoz!
---->'''Freeza:''' I...I'm sorry. That's a new one!
** Subverted again twice in Episode 25, as Vegeta already knew Freeza could transform and cuts him off, while Freeza grows increasingly bored with Vegeta's speeches about the Super Saiyan.
** Gohan gets one in Episode 26 before taking on Form 3 Freeza.
--->'''Gohan:''' Hey Freeza! The human body is composed of 75% water! I am 100% '''DEATH'''! HAVE SOME!
** Even Freeza gets one in Episode 28.
--->'''Freeza:''' You know what the difference between you and I is? You can punch a board and it will break in half. ''I'' can punch a board and ''wipe out its entire race''.
** Super Saiyan Goku gets one in episode 30.
---> '''Goku:''' I am the hope of the Omniverse. I am the light bulb in the darkness. I am the bacon in the fridge for all living things that cry out in hunger. I am the Alpha, and the Amiga.[[note]]Not a misspelling; he pronounced it wrong. Unless you're a fan of Classic DoctorWho. This could also be a reference to the Amiga line of computers, produced by Commodore in the 1980's.[[/note]] ''[[WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck I am the terror that flaps in the night]]''. I am Son Goku! And I am a Super-*blasted by Freeza before finishing* ...Saiyan.
** When presented with the whole "five minutes" thing:
---> '''Goku:''' Oh, well, then I'll have to kill you in four.
** Future Trunks delivers a good one when Freeza dismisses him as a mere distraction until the Super Saiyan shows up.
-->'''Future Trunks''': Oh, well. If you're looking for a Super Saiyan...''I can fill the part''.
* BadassCreed: The Ginyu Force:
--> '''Burter:''' Speed of light and strength of all\\
'''Recoome:''' The Ginyu Force shall make them fall!\\
'''Jeice:''' We're King Cold's army's strongest force\\
'''Guldo:''' We'll beat them all, secure the course!\\
'''Ginyu:''' If trouble meets us as we pass\\
'''Ginyu Force:''' [[AssShove WE'LL SHOVE OUR FIST RIGHT UP THEIR ASS]]!
* BadassDecay: Mentioned by King Enma while [[BreakingTheFourthWall mentioning future plot events]]. [[invoked]]
-->'''King Enma:''' I'm the closest thing to a god in this show! Until you get to the Kais... then I'll be ''horribly'' insignificant.
* BadLiar: Gohan, when facing Vegeta about the Dragon Radar.
* BadNewsIrrelevantNews: Nappa uses this in ''Bardock: The Father of Goku Abridged'' to a young Vegeta.
-->'''Nappa:''' "Well, I've got good news and bad news. The bad news is, reports say [[EarthShatteringKaboom our entire planet has been destroyed by a gigantic meteorite]], along with all its inhabitants. [...] Aaaaaaand your father [...] But the good news is, we're going to DAIRY QUEEN!!"
* BadToTheBone: Alluded to but never implemented in Episode 5 when Vegeta tells the Arlian king, "I'm about to rock you...''[[Music/{{Scorpions}} like a hurricane]]''" in reference to the projectile ChunkyUpdraft.
** Used again by Vegeta by in the stinger for episode 27, complete with the music... till Freeza stops it dead in its tracks, prompting the comment he should've known it was just a [[WorfBarrage one-hit wonder.]]
* BeardOfEvil: Parodied in the Christmas special, as Goku realizes that Turles was his EvilCounterpart, he noticed that he didn't have one of these. So he imagined one.
-->'''Goku:''' ''So evil!''
* {{Beat}}: Excessively used to increase the hilarity in any given scene.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: In Episode 5, Nail feels that his current life on Namek is dull and hopes that something exciting happens soon, not caring what it is. Then came Freeza...
** During the Christmas Special, Krillin wished for the best Christmas tree ever from Shenron, and Shenron delivered...
** When Piccolo gets wished to Namek, he appears somewhere on the planet. [[ExactWords Because they didn't specify WHERE on the planet he should be brought to]].
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: In Episode 25.
-->'''Gohan:''' I... you... healed me.\\
'''Dende:''' You are the only one I respect.
* BeleagueredAssistant: Nail puts up with a ''lot'' from [[InsistentTerminology Super Kami Guru]].
* BelligerentSexualTension: The moment leading up to Vegeta and Bulma having sex goes from arguing, to insulting, to the two of them simply yelling "Fuck you!" at one another.
* BerserkButton:
** Gohan's gets triggered multiple times, especially after Piccolo dies.
** Nappa after getting slashed by Krillin's Destructo Disk. His precious modeling career!
** Krillin snaps after Piccolo calls him a meat-shield. This was when he defeated three of the Saibamen through a LimitBreak, although nobody cares.
** With each subsequent failure, Freeza loses more and more of his composure, so the heroes thwarting his plans again and again could be considered one long, drawn out, BerserkButton.
** Vegeta '''''absolutely''''' loses it when he realizes Gohan stole his dragonball.
** [[ManChild Goku]] has some rather silly ones, mostly related to food and Christmas.
** Burter is rather sensitive about his status as ''"the fastest in the universe"''.
** King Kai and the pronunciation of his SignatureMove, the "Kaioken".
** Tenshinhan is not fond of weeaboos.
** Lord Slug and being compared to "King Piccolo".
* BetterByADifferentName: Done in-universe by Vegeta.
-->"I liked that show (''Manga/{{Bleach}}'') better when it was called ''YuYuHakusho'', and I liked ''that'' show better when it was called Anime/DragonBallZ!"
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Gohan. As if it wasn't obvious enough in the actual series.
* BiggerBad: While Vegeta was the BigBad of Season 1, Team Four Star made it pretty clear that Freeza was lurking around the corner. And during the Ginyu Saga of Season 2, Cooler and King Cold's names was thrown around.
* BigNo: This is practically Vegeta's CatchPhrase.
** One of the outtakes has Vegeta yelling various levels of BigNo in response to Nappa asking "AreWeThereYet" once.
** And Krillin when he hears that they have to face the Saiyans a second time.
** Nappa does this on the bug planet after he [[spoiler: kills a giant bug that he wanted to keep as a pet.]]
** Nappa does a particularly hilarious one when Vegeta kills[[spoiler: Vegeta Jr]].
** Aquaman does this after Nappa's "Best Day Ever".
** Gohan does this after Piccolo was killed the first time by Nappa in episode 9
** And Gohan when Piccolo was killed by Freeza in chapter 29.
** Yamcha does this when he hears that Goku is killed in Namek's explosion in #30.
* BigWhat: Piccolo, while channeling StoneColdSteveAustin in ''Lord Slug''. Mostly yelled at Gohan.
** Also Vegeta when Dodoria tells him [[spoiler:she's a woman]].
* BilingualBonus
** The Toilet in Kami's Spaceship. It spoke Japanese (saying "there is a toilet") when Dr. Briefs tried to fix it, but it was set to a "language he didn't know." Later, when Krillin tries to use it twice, the toilet speaks in German.
---> '''Dr. Briefs:''' Damn moonspeak!
*** The toilet speaks three times in German. It says, "I'm filled with pisswater!", "Shit in my face!", and "No!" The last one is briefly heard before being destroyed.
** Apparently, all Namekians are fluent in [[Franchise/StarTrek Klingon.]]
*** And the title card at the end of season one was "PLTLH (finished)".
** Episode 21's opening theme ends with the standard [[PromotionalConsideration sponsor message]] found in Japanese TV shows.
* BizarreAlienBiology: References to it are added to Freeza's soldiers for comedy.
** Also to Namekians, but specifically Piccolo.
---> '''Freeza:''' "And now, for your other glubok!"\\
'''Piccolo:''' "You're not really familiar with our anatomy, are you?"
*** A callback in Episode 29, while Freeza is demolishing Piccolo in combat:
----> '''Piccolo:''' "No, no, no-- ''*snap*'' Oh god, my glubok!"
** When fighting Vegeta, Freeza grabs and eats a crab alive. Later, when Goku knocks Freeza into the ground, Freeza cracks his neck [[BrickJoke and that same crab falls out one of the holes on the side of Freeza's head]], implying his throat is directly connected ''to his ears.''
--->'''Jamaican Spirit Crab''': Hey mon!
** Apparently the primitive Saiyans reproduced by kicking each other in the stomach.
* BlackComedyRape:
** Blink and you'll miss it during the "I'll Make a Man Out of You" video:
--->'''Krillin:''' I don't wanna die a virgin!\\
'''Popo:''' Boy, you really need to watch just what you say...\\
'''Krillin:''' OH GOD!
** The end of episode 12 runs in this direction as well. Also with Krillin.
** Episode 19. Bulma and Vegeta... [[AllJustADream Which turns out to be a dream]]. Edges with CrossesTheLineTwice; also with RapeIsLove and ArentYouGoingToRavishMe, considering how Bulma and Vegeta [[HappilyMarried end up later]].
** Twice in the Christmas special.
*** One of the evil minions happily flashes back to the time where he raped [[BestialityIsDepraved Rudolf]].
*** And later with another henchman.
---->'''Krillin''' ''(after hearing the henchman's story of how he killed a cancer patient)'': God, you are one of the '''''worst''''' mall Santas ever -- right behind those ones that molest kids!\\
'''Minion:''' So I'm the ''worst'' mall Santa?\\
'''Krillin:''' Oh, come on!
* BlatantLies: Vegeta does this in Episode 21. Goku asks Vegeta what happened to him, and Vegeta says he fell down some stairs. When Krillin attempts to call him out on this, Vegeta threatens to throw him down a flight.
** Goku blames Icarus's death on Vegeta in order to get Gohan to attack him. [[CaptainObvious This is not true.]]
** Guru does this in Episode 22 when he tells Nail he can kick Freeza's ass. As soon as Nail flies away to fight Freeza, Guru calls him a fool and says that if he had bothered to train Nail properly, he might have stood a chance.
** Even Dende pulls one on Krillin.
---> '''Dende:''' The better question is, why did I tell him he was immortal?
* BlofeldPloy: Freeza does this to Minion 43 when he gets fed up with Zarbon's incompetence.
-->'''Freeza:''' Minion 43 could you come to the bridge? I need an example.\\
'''Minion 43:''' An example of what Lord Freeza--''(explodes)''\\
'''Freeza:''' You see that, Zarbon? That's ''you'' if Vegeta is not in front of me in the next 10 minutes. *beat* ''Bye''.
* BloodKnight: Goku is excited to fight Freeza.
* BloodyHilarious: Happens in the background by the end of Episode 23. When Vegeta [[spoiler:actually squishes Ginyu!Frog, unlike what happened in the official version.]]
* BluntYes: From episode 24:
-->'''Vegeta:''' ''(angry)'' [[CallBack SO WHAT'RE YA DOIN'?]]\\
'''Gohan:''' ''(scared)'' What am I doin'?\\
'''Vegeta:''' WHAT'RE YA DOIN'?\\
'''Gohan:''' Nothing much.\\
'''Vegeta:''' THWARTIN' MAH PLANS?!\\
'''Gohan:''' Thwartin' your plans?!\\
'''Vegeta:''' '''ARE YOU?!'''\\
'''Gohan:''' ..... Yes.
* BoltOfDivineRetribution: Freeza challenges God to strike him down if he's really so evil. Cue a lightning bolt striking Freeza. [[SubvertedTrope He doesn't even feel it.]]
--> '''"Ha! [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu Nice try, jackass!]] [[TemptingFate Next time, give it your A-game!"]]'''
* BondOneLiner: Goku, of all people, makes one when he thinks he killed Freeza:
--> "You could say he suffered a bad case of...freezer burn."
** Krillin sets one up after he and Gohan take out a pair of Freeza's soldiers, but all it does is give him his first [[RunningGag Owned Count point]] of the season.
** Super Saiyan Goku makes several after Freeza's disc cuts himself.
--->'''Goku:''' Wow Freezer! You really were a cut above the rest. But too bad you didn't make the cut. Guess you could call this "a slice of life". All right then, I'll cut you a break. I'm gonna split.
* BrainBleach:
** Bulma's reaction when she walks into the cave in Episode 13, after Krillin ''relieved'' himself.
** Vegeta following the revelation that [[spoiler:Dodoria is a woman]], and especially after [[spoiler:she asks Vegeta to join her as her husband]]. Vegeta blasts [[spoiler:her]] into oblivion to repress THAT knowledge from his mind.
* BrattyHalfpint: Chaotzu
* BreadEggsBreadedEggs:
** Freeza spends the first part of Episode 27 assessing his situation (with all those dead subordinates and all) while effortlessly dodging Vegeta's attacks. When he gets to what to send the Ginyus' families, he considers gift baskets and wine before kicking Vegeta's ki blast back and deciding on gift baskets ''with'' wine.
** In ''Episode of Bardock'', Bardock, upon unexpectedly waking up in a normal bed, thinks that Hell should have beds made of spikes, spiders, or spiky spiders ("spikers").
** In Episode 31, Maron asks what [[HeterosexualLifePartners Yajirobe's and Korin's]] children would look like: fat men or kitties. Korin responds "fat kitties."
** In Episode 33, when Trunks brought the group to where Goku will land[[note]]and he brought snacks[[/note]]:
-->'''Trunks:''' Now I'm sure you're all wondering why I brought you here.
-->'''Krillin:''' Snacks!
-->'''Yamcha:''' To kill us!
-->'''Vegeta:''' To kill snacks!
* BreadEggsMilkSquick: A very straight example and in-universe:
-->'''Freeza:''' Oh good! I'll stop by [Earth] on the way home. Get some [[SpaceX space]] eggs, some space milk, and '''''BLOW IT THE F**K UP!!!'''''
** Another example during Episode 20, when Recoome explains that the only things he sells are his merchandise; we see typical Recoome memorabilia (cap, action figure, etc.), and then the last thing that pops up is a Recoome vibrator.
* BreakoutCharacter: Nappa. They brought him back for season 2; [[spoiler: his being dead at this point in the original series (and therefore not having any footage of him on Namek) didn't stop them; they just turned him into a ghost.]]
* BreakTheHaughty: Both Vegeta and Freeza are subject to this as they each realize over the span of a few episodes that they're fighting an utter moron and losing.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: It happens a few times early in the series, but that fades away as the comedy improves.
-->'''Vegeta:''' Nine minutes eighteen seconds, nine minutes eighteen seconds.\\
'''Nappa:''' What's that, Vegeta?\\
'''Vegeta:''' Happiest. Moment. Of. My life.[[note]]The moment in the video in which Vegeta kills Nappa.[[/note]]
* BreathlessNonSequitur: Vegeta's rapid-fire conversation with Gohan in Episode 18.
* BreathWeapon:
-->'''Nappa:''' Vegeta, look! [[MemeticMutation Imma firin' mah]]--BLAAH!
* BrickJoke[=/=]CallBack: Almost every joke that isn't a RunningGag. Noteworthy examples would be the ''whaaaaaaaales'', "What smells like deer," and the narrator's bet with King Kai.
** When Gohan asks Krillin if he hears Vegeta's bloodcurdling scream of rage, Krillin replies, "I ''feel'' that." Later, when Gohan asks him if he feels Freeza's energy as he's powering up, Krillin says, "I ''taste'' that."
** In Episode 25, the Solar Flare is [[spoiler:Dodoria as a fat woman]], as Freeza is the one who receives it.
** [[FunWithAcronyms Freaky Alien Genotype]]. Vegeta says this after killing [[MistakenForGay Zarbon]].
** Goku mentions Fake Namek when he arrives.
** Gohan brings up Peach Farming when fighting against Recoome:
---> '''Gohan:''' "I'm not going to back down. I may be younger than you, smaller than you, weaker than you, and much less experienced, but I know way more about Peach Farming than y-- I think this was a horrible decision."
** In 2009, Team [=FourStar=] made "Yamcha the Scarfaced Bandit", a parody of "Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer". One year later, guess what the minion Yamcha attempts to fight is playing on his scouter?
** In the Bardock: Father Of Goku special, Freeza contemplates calling Cooler, but decides against this, citing his reasons as "No, he's a prick." Cooler is later seen in his ship and deems not to fire on Goku's pod. His reasons? "Because I'm a prick." This joke carries on into a later episode when Freeza is wondering what he'll do first once he becomes immortal. He eventually decides that he'll "slap Cooler right in his smug, prick face!" And on his Space Twitter profile, the message below his boast about blowing up Planet Vegeta says "@Cooler- You're a prick".
** When Krillin and Gohan hide from Freeza and his men in Episode 14, Krillin makes a quacking noise and Dodoria comments on the majestic sound of the space duck. In Episode 21, Goku hears Krillin screaming in pain due to his beating from Recoome... and thinks it's a duck. In Episode, 25 he tries to fool Freeza into thinking he's a space duck. While right in front of him.
** In Episode 16, Guru wants Nail to gather the dragonballs to wish for a plasma screen TV. In Episode 21, he compares Dende's loss of everyone he ever loved to the origin of Franchise/{{Batman}}. When Dende has no idea who that is, "See! This is why we NEED TV!"
** After two exclamations of "No! My space <NOUN>!" from Raditz, Piccolo exclaims, "We get it, you're from space!" Much later, after Jeice finishes a sentence chock full of Australian slang, Krillin shouts, "We get it, you're from Space Australia!"
** In Episode 11, when Krillin sees Gohan's new hairstyle, he likens Gohan to Moe Howard. Then in Episode 18, Vegeta says the same thing when he meets Gohan mid-flight.
** In Episode 21, Jeice gets repeatedly punched by Goku, while trying to remember what Captain Ginyu told them to do in such a situation. When Ginyu is actually present in Episode 22, he calls him out on it.
** In Episode 23, Bulma yelled at Gohan and Krillin by saying that she fought a giant crab and killed one.
** Episode 24 has so many:
*** We found out what happened to the Albino Namekians.
*** George Takei strikes again!
*** Vegeta's "scream" occurs. Piccolo yells out, "Ow! My ear!"
*** This dialogue between Vegeta and Gohan returns from Episode 18, but with different results.
** Bulma's panties.
** In Episode 25, Piccolo mentions something about Nail adding him on MySpace. This goes back to the contents of ''Episode 1''.
** Lord Slug Abridged mentions Freeza Day, the misfit minions, and Goku saving Christmas from the Tree of Might special. When Slug goes giant, he crushes Goku and laughs when Goku squeaks, just like when Vegeta did the same as an Oozaru.
** Gohan's comment that the mountain [[SinkOrSwimMentor Piccolo was throwing him at]] looked more like a plateau gets repeated by Vegeta, when Freeza is throwing him ''into'' one.
** Vegeta's Legendary Super Saiyan Rant;
---> '''Freeza:''' I feel like we've been here before, have we been here before?
** During the credits to the ''Christmas Tree of Might'', it gets mentioned that one of Piccolo's gifts was a bigger part in the next movie. Sure enough, his role in ''Lord Slug'' was key to the good guys winning and probably the most memorable thing about that movie.
** At one point, when Freeza calls Guru a slug, he replies, "Leave my brother out of this!". [[spoiler: We learn that he's the EvilTwin of Lord Slug in the ''Lord Slug'' film.]]
** In episode 27, when Freeza is going to attack.
---> '''Gohan:''' So that means we should-?\\
'''Piccolo:''' DODGE!
** Freeza likes to keep count of all sayings and speeches he gets from opponents. In episode 27, Goku gives him a new one.
---> '''Goku:''' So are you that Freezer guy?\\
'''Freeza:''' ''[beat]'' I am '''Lord''' Freeza, yes.\\
'''Goku:''' Awesome, Imma deck you in the shnoz!\\
'''Freeza:''' ''[beat, followed by dropping Vegeta humorously]''\\
'''Vegeta:''' Ow.\\
'''Freeza:''' I'm sorry, that's a new one.
** Episode 28 brings an end to the "Kaio-ken/Kaio-what?" running gag.
---> '''Freeza:''' [[NoSell No seriously]], ''Kaio what?''\\
'''Goku:''' [[OhCrap Kaio-crap!]]\\
'''Freeza:''' Thought so.
** Episode 29 has Goku send Piccolo to hold off Freeza while he charges his attack, as payback for Piccolo getting him to do the same thing against Radditz in Episode 2.
---> '''Piccolo:''' Di...did you just hold a grudge?
** In Episode 11, Popo says, "See you when you get back! Except...this season ...''you''" to Krillin. In Episode 29, right after Krillin gets killed by Freeza, Popo appears in the stinger, saying, "Called it!"
** During Freeza and Super Sayian Goku's battle in episode 30 part 2, Freeza gets behind Goku and grabs him around the chest and he squeaks like when Vegeta squeezed him when they fought.
** When Guru confesses his sins as he's dying in episode 30 part 2, he admits that he [[spoiler:shifted the blame on the Albino Namekians after causing a drought]]. This fulfills two {{Brick Joke}}s at once: [[spoiler:The great drought]] we overheard random Namekians talking about in episode 16 and Guru explains, as Freeza had disgustedly asked in episode 22, ''that's'' how he got so fat.
** When escaping the destruction of Namek [[spoiler: Goku gets distracted by an ACTUAL Muffin button.]]
** In episode 20, Ginyu told Freeza that he was contractually obligated by his brother Cooler to perform the "Daddy's Little Princess" dance after completing a successful mission. [[spoiler: In TheStinger for episode 30, part 3, King Cold[[labelnote:Note]]Freeza's father[[/labelnote]] calls Freeza "my Little Princess".]]
** In episode 18, Vegeta yells at (a hidden) Gohan, saying, "Show yourself before I turn this place into a barren wasteland. So basically the same only on fire." In episode 30 Part 3, while trying to escape a doomed Namek, Goku says, "Everything looked the same before. Now it all looks the same but on fire!"
** In episode 24, Popo claims the plants he’s watering are pot. In episode 30, his first line is, "I'm so f***ing high right now."
** At the start of Episode 29, Krillin reads the usual legal disclaimer, then gets told by an off-screen "producer" not to "worry about your check, we'll send it to your next of kin". (Krillin's reply: "What?!") In Episode 31, Krillin reveals that he really did have next of kin: himself, thanks to a huge life insurance policy he took out on himself before leaving for Namek (which was first mentioned in episode 15).
** In a fridge heartwarming variant, Krillin explaining Karma to Dende. Dende asks if, by doing a great act of goodness, he can get his family back. Krillin dismisses it, but come the end of the season, his family gets brought back partially because of his own actions
** Vegeta announces his leaving Earth and his returning to Earth [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch the same way]].
** When Freeza thinks he's finally killed Trunks in Episode 33, the end of his boast ends in "cadaverific."
* BrokenRecord: Vegeta's ability to speak coherently [[SanitySlippage declines rapidly]] during his FreakOut in Episode 18.
** Freeza, thanks to some malfunctioning machine parts, does this in episodes 32 and 33.
* BrotherChuck: Lampshaded in Episode 10 when Bulma and the other characters are reminiscing about the times they were useful to the series.
-->'''Bulma:''' Whatever happened to Launch?
* BuffySpeak: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=dPIJLU1DkiI#t=81s Well it is a little corpsey.]]"
* BumblingSidekick: Nappa was essentially this to Vegeta.
* ButtMonkey:
** Krillin (by everyone) to the point of having a special counter whenever he is disrespected (usually someone beats him up, but in Episode 2, Krillin got owned when Master Roshi told him to shut up, and in a Season 2 episode, Krillin owned himself after screwing up a witty one-liner).
** If it isn't Krillin, it's normally Yamcha.
*** Lampshaded in the second FAQ special where the question "Why do you guys pick on Krillin so much" in answered with "Because Yamcha isn't around as much".
---> '''Bulma''' Nobody screws Yamcha but life.
*** Also, when Yamcha launches into a panicked rant upon the pending return of [[spoiler: Freeza]], Krillin responds, "You know what? If he wasn't doing it, I would."
** Raditz (by his teammates) with the constant references to how weak he was.
** Vegeta seems to be suffering a good deal of psychological trauma as well, especially in Season 2.
** Nail is one toward Guru.
** Guldo to Vegeta, who treats him like a dog, and even to the rest of the Ginyu Force.
** Icarus, who gets eaten whenever he appears in the Abridged movies.
* ButWeUsedACondom: {{Averted}} in Episode 34. Vegeta doesn't even know what a condom is.
-->'''Bulma''': Gotta admit, even with the broken ribs, you really... Wait...\\
'''Vegeta''': What?\\
'''Bulma''': Where's your condom?\\
'''Vegeta''': The fuck's a condom?!
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* TheCaligula: Guru's reign during his prime was apparently "terrifying."
* CallBack: Piccolo mentions that he switched from MySpace to "Spacebook" in Episode 25.
** In Episode 26 he mentions how he just assumed he could connect to the Internet with his antennae when Nail mentions he has apps.
** In Episode 3, Piccolo tells Gohan that he's going to throw him at a mountain in order to draw out his hidden power. [[spoiler:It doesn't work.]] Gohan corrects him, saying that it looks more like a plateau. The scene is repeated in Episode 26 between Freeza and Vegeta.
** Krillin's Destructo Disc hits a mountain after slashing Nappa's cheek, replete with sound effects used previously when Piccolo's Special Beam Cannon hit a different mountain in Episode 2.
** In the ''Lord Slug'' special, the minions think Christmas is the Earth name for Freeza Day, mentioned in the ''(Christmas) Tree of Might'' special.
** TheStinger to Episode 27 is a call back to a line from Episode 5. Vegeta even lampshades it:
--->Huh. Should've known that was a one-hit wonder.
** In episode 29, Goku has to [[spoiler:charge his spirit bomb attack to use against Freeza, and needs Piccolo to provide a distraction]]. The conversation between the two is word for word the conversation [[spoiler:between Piccolo and Goku in episode 2 when Piccolo charges his Special Beam Cannon to use on Raditz and gets Goku to distract him, only with the roles reversed.]]
*** Also,[[spoiler: not only is Goku humming the same song Piccolo was while charging the Special Beam Cannon, but Freeza finally hits Piccolo's glubock!]]
*** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded by Piccolo]], as the way in which Goku says it is so similar that the Namekian wonders if he's angry about dying last time.
----> '''Piccolo:''' Did you just hold a grudge?
** Episode 30: Kidney Shot. Doubles as IronicEcho as in this case, Freeza's on the receiving end. Only after the pause, Goku yells "Stomach Punch."
*** TheStinger? Well in reference to [[spoiler: Krillin]]'s death and episode 11...
----> [[spoiler: Popo]]: Called it.
** While searching for an escape ship, Goku notices that Namek looks "the same, only on fire" while it had looked "all the same" before. This is a call back to not one, but two things Vegeta has said previously. Once he had called out the planet for looking the same everywhere, and another time he had threatened to reduce an area he was floating in to a barren wasteland.
--->"So basically the same, only on fire."
** In the climax of episode 30, Goku finally locates the muffin button that he mentioned to Dr. Briefs.
** In episode 33, Freeza starts malfunctioning while saying "dead" and switches to "cadaveriffic".
** Also in episode 33, Krillin yells "[[Film/TheThreeStooges Whoop-whoop-whoop-whoop!]]" in the background after unintentionally pissing off Vegeta. This goes all the way back to the start of season 2 when he was called "Curly".
** In Episode 34, Piccolo, Goku, and Gohan are all training together in a three-way spar. Gohan fails to dodge every single attack and ends up falling off a cliff. Goku remarks to Piccolo that he really needs to learn how to dodge, but Piccolo interrupts, saying "Still working on that."
* CallingTheOldManOut: Gohan uses Goku and Ginyu's body swap as an opportunity to let out some much needed aggression:
-->'''Gohan:''' Abandon me for a year with Piccolo... Send me off into space... And the next time I get to see you, you lost your damn body!? YOU'RE NOT EVEN YOU ANYMORE!
* CallingYourAttacks: Subverted when Goku takes a bit too long with this to throw the Spirit Bomb and gets blasted by Vegeta.
** [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in Episode 10:
---> '''Vegeta:''' "I'm going to end this with a BIG BANG! ... kind of attack."
** [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in Episode 2:
--->'''Goku:''' "FULL NELSON!"\\
'''Raditz:''' ''(incredulously)'' "A full nelson? That won't work on me. I'm Raditz!"
** And Raditz was ''recast'' due to an argument over attack names ("Double Sunday" or "Keep Your Eye on the Birdie") ''mid-attack''.
** Finally, Piccolo tries to call the name of his five-minute beam attack during the battle with Raditz; after struggling to use the Japanese name, he just goes with the English name, Special Beam Cannon.
*** Piccolo just shouts a lot of random syllables in ''Kai Abridged''.
** Parodied in Dead Zone Abridged when Garlic Jr.'s minions have names for actions/attack patterns that didn't have any in the original, such as: "Wheel of Bitchslaps" for when they attacked Goku in a circle and "Gentle Statue Push" when Goku gets sent flying into a statue.
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsL82F-SdTE CLOTHES BEAM!]]"
*** It is easily his most metro attack.
** Recoome likes to call most of his attacks, all of which begin with his name.
*** When he jumps headfirst into King Kai's planet, he shouts, "Recoome, DIIIVE!"
* CampStraight: [[spoiler:Zarbon as revealed in Episode 17 when he mentions his girlfriend.]]
** Though in Episode 21, Freeza rants that he's convinced [[spoiler: Zarbon's "girlfriend" is named Chuck]].
* CantCatchUp: True to the original series, with plenty of comic lampshades.
-->'''Gohan:''' With this powerup, I'm now as strong as you were when we fought on earth.
-->'''Vegeta:''' [[SarcasmMode Congratulations,]] you're still weaker than the last three guys I killed.
-->'''Gohan:''' Wow. I now know what it's like to be [[ButtMonkey Krillin]].
-->'''Krillin:''' Sucks, doesn't it.
* ICannotSelfTerminate:
-->'''King Kai:''' This is King Kai. Wish these idiots off my planet before I kill myself.\\
'''Krillin:''' Wait, can gods kill themselves?\\
'''King Kai:''' I'm about to try!
* CanNotTellAJoke: Vegeta
* CanonDiscontinuity: Christmas Tree of Might. Lampshaded at the very end. And during the credits sequence.
-->'''Vegeta:''' (''still on Namek'') This is so non-canon it hurts.
* CaptainObvious: Nappa on several occasions.
** In prison:
--->'''Nappa:''' Hey, Vegeta.\\
'''Vegeta:''' What is it?\\
'''Nappa:''' We're in prison, Vegeta.\\
'''Vegeta:''' I see that, Nappa.\\
'''Nappa:''' Hey.\\
'''Vegeta:''' What?\\
'''Nappa:''' Don't drop the soap.\\
'''Vegeta:''' I swear to God, Nappa, I will shiv you.
** More Nappa:
--->'''Nappa:''' "Vegeta... I can fly!"
*** Also, the repeated:
--->'''Gohan:''' (exposition of something terrible that just happened)\\
'''Krillin:''' "YES GOHAN! I NOTICED!"
* CardCarryingVillain: Vegeta in the first season.
-->'''Vegeta:''' That's it, everyone dies! Say goodbye to your planet, Kakarot!\\
'''Goku:''' That's not very nice.\\
'''Vegeta:''' OF COURSE NOT, I'M F**KING EVIL!
* TheCastShowOff: In a particularly awesome way, "Make A Man Out Of You".
* CasualDangerDialog: "Not now Nail!"
* CatchPhrase: "Goddammit, Nappa!"
** "God''dammit''!"
** "Freakin' weeaboo.": Tenshinhan's for those who love GratuitousJapanese or [[{{Engrish}} Gratuitous Engrish]].
** "Doooodge!!" Poor Piccolo...
** One shared by the Namekians: "I don't know who/what this (noun) is, but he/it sounds (adjective)."
*** Example: "I do not know what this 'Yamcha' is, but it sounds disappointing."
** "NERRRRD!"
*** "Wait...what?"
** "Pecking order."
** "NAIL!!!" and for a moment, "BIG GREEN!!!" by Lord Guru.
** Nappa has "Hey, Vegeta...".
** King Kai has "Shut up, Bubbles/Gregory/Bojack!", usually in groups and usually ending with Bojack.
** "THE NAME'S RECOOME, AND IT RHYMES WITH DOOM, AND YOU'RE GONNA BE HURTIN', ALL TOO SOON!"
** [[IdiotHero Goku]] has "Bored now!" for a catchphrase. [[ButtMonkey Krillin]] also has "Damn it!"
** Gohan has [[OhCrap "Crap baskets!"]]
** Freeza's "Adorable."
* CelebrityEndorsement: Spoofed by Nappa's Butterfinger ad.
* CelebrityImpersonator: Or rather voice actor impersonator.
** Lanipator's voicework is a deadringer for [[ChristopherSabat Chris Sabat's]] Piccolo, Vegeta, Shenron, and his early work for Popo; Linda Young's Freeza (albeit briefly); and Justin Cook's Raditz ([[RuleOfFunny until the recast]]). He also replaced MasakoX as the voice of Master Roshi in season 3, sounding much closer to MikeMcFarland's version of him.
** Kaiser Neko for [[SeanSchemmel Sean Schemmel's]] King Kai, [[EricVale Eric Vale's]] Future Trunks, and a remarkably good Yajirobe.
** Ganxingba for John Burgmeier's Tenshinhan.
** Vegeta3986 for Sabat's Yamcha and (in the first FAQ special) Creator/BrianDrummond's Vegeta.
*** Faulerro, who replaced Vegeta as Yamcha halfway through season two, also sounds similar to them.
** Played with by LittleKuriboh for Freeza in Bardock the Father of Goku, where he initially resembles Linda Young's Freeza, before coughing a returning to his usual Abridged Voice, explaining that "[he] had something in his throat". Also, despite being cast before ''Anime/DragonBallKai'' was even announced, his Freeza sounds uncannily similar to ChrisAyres' more sophisticated take on him.
** General Ivan's Cooler for Tom Hardy's Bane, especially after he transforms.
* CerebusSyndrome: Yes, you read that right. The Namek arc is slightly more serious than the Saiyan arc, due to Freeza still being evil and nasty. Sometimes it's PlayedForLaughs, but mostly it's genuine drama.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: The Abridged version of the Dead Zone movie (even before the rest of the series) had surprisingly different characterizations for some of the characters, such as Gohan being of average intelligence for his age (or possibly lower,) and Goku being rather callous about his son's well-being.
** The first episode has Nappa wanting to use the Dragon Balls to wish for panties after overhearing Oolong's line about wishing for a pair of Bulma's. Later episodes made him more of a PsychopathicManchild and less of a perv, to the point that when Oolong's line is repeated in a flashback, Nappa's reaction is now "Yes...pandas..."
* CharacterExaggeration: Lots of it:
** Nappa becomes [[PsychopathicManchild FAR too insanely stupid to live]], Piccolo becomes a lonely and [[DeadpanSnarker sarcastic]] JerkAss, Krillin's ButtMonkey status has increased to crazy levels (right down to having a counter for the many times he's been "owned"), and Vegeta becomes pretty much the sanest character (when he's calm), and he's the bad guy (for now).
* ChewBubblegum: Piccolo screwed this one up several times throughout ''Dead Zone''.
* TheChewToy: Krillin, with his status as ButtMonkey.
* ChirpingCrickets: Both times when Gohan was kidnapped ("Quick, somebody stop him!") and after Yamcha adds that he and Tenshinhan should rescue Krillin during their training in the time city.
* ChristmasSpecial: ''Christmas Tree of Might''.
* CloudCuckoolander: Nappa.
-->''[Gohan disappears from Nappa's sight as he tries to stomp him]''\\
'''Nappa:''' "Huh! Where'd he go? Did he disappear? Or [[AllJustADream was he never there to begin with]]?\\
''[Dramatic music plays]''
** And Guru.
--->'''Guru:''' "I shall henceforth be known as Super Kami. No wait... Super Kami Guru."
** King Yemma is sometimes no better, with his obsession with his desk, and more specifically the material it's made out of: mahogany. But not just ANY Mahogany. Mahogany from the planet of Melchior SEVEN, where the trees are 300 feet tall and breathe FIRE!
* ClusterBleepBomb: In one episode, Vegeta goes into a long rant, most of which can't be heard over the beeps of Jeice's scouter. During TheStinger of that episode, the rant is heard without the beeps, but it turns out to be a MinorInsultMeltdown or string of {{Unusual Euphemism}}s instead. [[note:*:If you listen closely, the dialogue sounds slightly different than when he first said it, but it still gives the implication that's what he said in-universe.]]
-->'''Vegeta:''' "Son of a g[[spoiler:um-chewing]] f[[spoiler:unk monster]]! Why the f[[spoiler:ruit]] does all this f[[spoiler:unny]] s[[spoiler:tuff]] happen to me?! F[[spoiler:orget]] my life! Always surrounded by miserable f[[spoiler:ail]]ing clods! Like this whole world just likes to bend me over and [[TheBigLebowski f]][[spoiler:[[TheBigLebowski ind]]]] [[TheBigLebowski me in the A]][[spoiler:[[TheBigLebowski lps]]]]! Like I'm some sort of s[[spoiler:chlock receptacle]]! Well as far as I care, these miserable c[[spoiler:ow]]s can have a f[[spoiler:ancy barbeque]], with a Goddamn pig!"
* CombatCommentator: Jeice and Burter during [[ColonCancer Episode 20: Namekimania: Vegeta vs. Recoome]].
* CombinedEnergyAttack: The Spirit Bomb. And charging too long ends up draining so much energy it kills a deer.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: This exchange between Ginyu and Vegeta.
-->'''Vegeta:''' You know, I'm surprised you're here, Ginyu; I thought you'd be busy polishing Freeza's boots.
-->'''Ginyu:''' First off, Lord Freeza doesn't wear boots. Second, if he did, I'd've already polished them.
** And then there was this exchange between Goku and Freeza
--->'''Freeza:''' Unfortunately, Vegeta and I were having ourselves a disagreement. He wanted himself to live, and well... I didn't.
--->'''Goku:''' Why do you want to die?
--->'''Freeza:''' Wha-? No! I-I-I meant-I meant I want ''him'' to di-
--->'''Goku:''' Is it 'cause you look weird?
** A very large portion of episode 28 involves this happening between Goku and Freeza.
--->'''Freeza:''' I'll fight you without using ''either'' of my hands.
--->'''Goku:''' Alright, then I'll fight without using my shirt.
--->'''Freeza:''' I think you're missing the point...
--->(later)
--->'''Goku:''' You punched me ''in the face!''
--->'''Freeza:''' You bit my tail!!!
--->'''Goku:''' Yeah, well I still haven't used my shirt!
* TheComicallySerious: Tenshinhan is the only serious character in this show. That's the joke.
* ContentWarnings: The outtakes, parodied. "If you're under the age of 18 and [[spoiler: have not heard the word "fuck" before... well, ya have now."]]
** '''Krillin:''' "Warning! The following contains strong language not suitable for minors. If you're under the age of 18, then you[[spoiler:-"'''*CRASH*''' "'''OH MY GOD WHAT THE ''FUCK'' WAS THAT?!'''"]]
* CouchGag: From Episode 17 onward, the "please support official release" message is always done by the character who dies in that episode. (Or, in Episode 25's case, the character who ceases to exist as an individual being in that episode. Jeice and Recoome died the following episodes they did their announcements though, and Vegeta didn't die in Episode 18, although his sanity did temporarily)
** In Episode 28 this is taken another step: a character who was [[AlmostDeadGuy horribly wounded at the end of 27]] (yes, he did the message for that episode) does it for this one too... slowly... and in great pain.
** Lampshaded in episode 29, where [[spoiler:Krillin]] does it and then is told that his paycheck will sent to his next of kin.
* CoversAlwaysLie: The new intro sequence for episode 31, [[spoiler:and the pre-intro scene all show that we'll get into the Garlic Jr saga. The entire episode is about Krillin and his new girlfriend, at the end of which Garlic Jr attacks the lookout and gets [[CurbStompBattle send back to the Dead Zone by Mr Popo immediately.]]]] Almost certainly deliberate.
* CrazyPrepared: Apparently Vegeta carries dog treats with him at all times for whenever he might run into Guldo.
* CreepyChild[=/=]CreepyMonotone: Dende, though Krillin doesn't think so.
-->'''Dende:''' Mr. Gohan, those things on that person's chest, what are they?\\
'''Gohan:''' Oh, on Bulma? Those are breasts.\\
'''Dende:''' They look lovely. I wish to nestle between them.\\
'''Krillin:''' [{{beat}}] You are just a''dorable''!
** He briefly drops the monotone post-Guru powerup.
* CrossDressingVoices: Chaotzu and Puar are both voiced by Megami33.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Goku is, by all means, a complete and total idiot through and through, but he's also incredibly badass when the time calls for it. He's a strange variation of his trope in which his idiocy does not take a backseat to his badassery, adding an extra layer of insult to his opponents' injuries.
* CrossOver: The Superfriends in Episode 5. Aquaman's whales [[spoiler: killed by Nappa in Episode 8]].
* {{Crunchtastic}}:
-->'''Reporter 2:''' Mr. Kent, if you had to come up with a word for how dead he is, what would it be?\\
'''Mr. Kent:''' Cadaveriffic!
* CurbStompBattle: [[YouShouldKnowThisAlready Goku vs Nappa in Episode 9. Also, Zarbon vs Vegeta in Episode 16. And Vegeta's rematch.]] [[RunningGag Also Goku vs Recoome and Goku vs Jeice & Burter.]]
** One that isn't plot-relevant is Nappa vs. the Arlian king's thirteen elite guards. He kills them all in a second... [[BizarreAlienReproduction just to see how Arlians breed]].
** Piccolo vs. Dorodabo in ''Lord Slug Abridged'', followed by Goku vs. Angira and Medamatcha.
--->'''Dorodabo:''' '''''[weakly]''''' ''Please'' don't break mah arm...\\
'''Piccolo:''' '''''[deadpan]''''' No.\\
''*CRUNCH*''
** King Kai vs most of the Ginyu's. [[spoiler: One moment they're mocking him the next they fall down into Hell.]]
** Mr Popo vs Garlic Jr. It was a CurbStompBattle in the original series too, just the other way around.
** Episode 33. Future Trunks versus Mecha-Freeza and King Cold. They don't stand a chance.
* CurseCutShort: A RunningGag with Vegeta is them ''appearing'' to do this by shifting scenes or bleeping his words, but then it [[SubvertedTrope gets finished anyway]].
--> '''Vegeta:''' "[[RapidFireNo Nononono]] FUUUUUUUU--" ''[[MeanWhileBackAtThe (scene change) (scene changes back)]]'' "--UUUUUUUUCK!"\\
'''Vegeta:''' "''FU'' [BEEEEEP] uck."\\
'''Vegeta:''' "Oh you mothe[=rF=]U--" ''(scene change)'' (heard from a distance) "--CKEEEEEERS!"\\
'''Piccolo:''' "Ow! My ears!"
** Jeice's curse gets cut short in Episode 23:
---> '''Krillin:''' "Why's that Space New Zealand guy here?"\\
'''Jeice:''' "Oh, what the [[CurseCutShort fu]]--"
** Combining this with LastSecondWordSwap: during episode 30, when it looks like Namek has been destroyed and King Kai's plan has failed, King Kai is on an angry rant when Kami telepathically contacts him:
---> '''King Kai:''' "And then there's this c-- ami?"
** Roshi gets one in Episode 2 after it's explained to him that two Saiyans much stronger than Raditz were on their way to Earth in a year. (And this is right ''after'' Goku dies and Piccolo kidnaps Gohan and takes off.)
---> '''Roshi:''' "Well... ...fu-" (cut to title sequence)
* CutawayGag, LastSecondWordSwap, and SmashCut: Bulma, Goku, and Vegeta get in on this in Episode 17.
-->'''Bulma''' ''(after seeing Zarbon)'': Oh my God, he's so hot! I just wanna grab him and--\\
'''Goku''' ''(doing upside down crunches)'': ...sixty-nine, seventy, seventy--\\
'''Vegeta''' ''(confronting Zarbon)'': One time, you've defeated me Zarbon, and that's one time too many.
* CutHimselfShaving: Goku asks Vegeta if he got beaten up by the Ginyu Force. Vegeta responds thusly:
-->'''Goku:''' Vegeta, what happened to you? Did you get beat up by this guy [[note]]Recoome[[/note]]?\\
'''Vegeta:''' Ahh... No? I... um...\\
'''[[spoiler:Ghost Nappa]]:''' You fell down some stairs.\\
'''Vegeta:''' I fell down some stairs.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:D]]
* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: Nail informs Piccolo that he knows a dangerous technique, forbidden to ever be used.
-->'''Piccolo:''' And we're just going to abuse it?\\
'''Nail:''' Oh, ''maliciously''.\\
'''Piccolo:''' Bitchin'! What we do?
* DarkerAndEdgier: Season 2 compared to Season 1, owing to the source material.
* DaydreamSurprise: Used to cut out some filler; after being crushed by Vegeta, Goku merely ''imagines'' that he's still able to move.
* DeadpanSnarker: Vegeta when he's not [[{{Angrish}} too pissed to form coherent sentences]].
** Piccolo. All the time.
** Dende as well.
* DeathByAdaptation:
** [[spoiler:Ginyu. Vegeta was about to let Ginyu go, seeing as he already killed seven of Freeza's elite warriors.]]
--->'''Vegeta:''' [[spoiler: Psyche! Eight for eight! *SQUISH*]]
** Remember that planet with the cute critters Goku used to gather energy for his spirit bomb? He later deflects one of Freeza's attacks into that planet.
** Likely also the Namekian child who gets squished by one of the now-inactive Namekian dragon balls in part 2 of episode 30... right after Guru states the same child is the only Namekian he actually cares about...
---> '''Guru:''' Ha!
* DeathIsCheap:
** Lampshaded and discussed in episode 30:
--->'''Yamcha:''' You make it sound like death has no consequence!\\
'''Tien:''' It really doesn't. We're literally waiting to go back. Hell, this is Chaozu's second time.\\
'''Chaozu:''' Next time, I get a free sundae!
** In episode 34, Trunks points out that, had he not killed Freeza, all of Goku's friends would have been killed.
--->'''Goku:''' The dragon wouldn't be happy 'bout that one!
* DefeatEqualsExplosion: The use of this trope in ''Manga/DragonBall'' itself is lampshaded.
-->''(Vegeta hits the ground, large explosion. Later, he crawls out.)''\\
'''Vegeta:''' (gasping) Why did I explode?
* DelegationRelay: Freeza tells Zarbon to give the command. Zarbon tells Dodoria to give the command. Dodoria gives the command to nameless mooks. Nameless mooks follow said command and die like flies as the above three stand around looking bored.
** Plus the dragon balls being used for the [[UnspokenPlanGuarantee Unspoken Plan]] from King Kai.
--->'''Shenron:''' How can I be of service, Lord Popo?
--->'''Popo:''' Good question. Kami, the f**k am I doing?
--->'''Kami:''' Good question. King Kai, the f**k is he doing?
* DeliciousDistraction:
** Goku has this in ''spades''. Anytime anything with reference to any food is mentioned around Goku, he plays this trope straight. He does it when his ribs are being crushed by his brother...
--->'''Raditz:''' ''(stomps on Goku's ribs)'' STOP IGNORING ME!\\
'''Goku:''' AH! MY RIBS! I THINK YOU BROKE MY- Mmmm… Ribs…
** And ''twice'' while fighting Vegeta, enough to get the latter enraged enough to destroy Earth.
** In episode 4, during the ShoutOut to PacMan, Goku stops in the maze to eat a steak just laying there, while being chased by Princess Snake's head.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Goku ''thinks'' this is the case with Vegeta. [[SubvertedTrope In reality, not so much.]]
-->'''Goku:''' We're friends now, right?
-->'''Vegeta:''' Fuck off.
-->'''Goku:''' ''The best!''
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: Piccolo: "And now to redeem myself, through one final act of redemption!"
** Krillin: "On the plus side, I no longer have to pee anymore."
* DespairEventHorizon: Vegeta, upon realizing Goku is the last remaining Saiyen. His eyes say it all.
* DescriptionCut: When Goku wonders where Bulma is in episode 22, Krillin assumes she's doing "something girly". Cut to her fighting a GiantEnemyCrab underwater in a MiniMecha.
** In episode 15, when Zarbon and Freeza's discussion of Dodoria's abilities are inter-cut with him failing at every instance.
* DestructoNookie: Vegeta and Bulma in episode 34.
* DeusExMachina: Pulled off with Yajirobe in episode 10, if only because he hadn't even been mentioned at all in the AbridgedSeries up until [[spoiler:he cut off [[EverythingIsBetterWithMonkeys Oozaru Vegeta's]] tail.]]
** Then there's this exchange:
--->'''Goku:''' I brought some senzu beans.\\
'''Krillin:''' Whoo-hoo! [[{{Pun}} Legume Ex Machina!]]
** The fact that the [[spoiler: Muffin Button]] saves Goku's life when Namek explodes.
* DiagonalCut: Trunks lampshades this when he explains that he spent a month practicing the move so the bodies would fall just right.
* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: Freeza calls God a jackass after He tries and fails to strike him down.
* DieOrFly: [[AvertedTrope Completely Averted]]. When Gohan is thrown towards the cliff, he flies face first into it, complete with whining.
* DirtyOldMan: As of Episode 28, it would appear King Yemma has gotten bored, and is forcing the dead to strip down naked when he judges them. That's why Vegeta comes to Goku naked in a near-death experience.
-->'''Vegeta:''' Idiot, you don't take your clothes with you when you die.\\
'''Goku:''' Well, I did.\\
'''Vegeta:''' What?\\
'''Goku:''' Yeah. Even had my weighted clothes on, too. And I didn't even die in those. Hmmm...\\
'''Vegeta:''' THAT LYING RED MOTHERF*CKER!!!
* DisappearedDad: As the series has progressed, Gohan is displaying increasing anger and disgust with his generally ineffective and absent father. It becomes an asset after [[spoiler: Captain Ginyu steals Goku's body, and Gohan launches into a violent rage while shouting all the things that Goku has subjected him to.]]
* DiscontinuityNod: Done by Guru as he reads the disclaimer for Episode 24. He sounds audibly surprised that ''Anime/DragonBallGT'' is included on the list of Creator/AkiraToriyama's ''Franchise/DragonBall''-related intellectual property.
* DisproportionateRetribution: "Hello, and welcome to the Heavenly Check-In Station. Please no cutting in line. If you are caught cutting in line, you ''will'' be sent straight to hell." Of course, cutting in line in front of the gate of heaven before your soul is judged really isn't a very smart move.
** This exchange from episode 25:
--->'''Dende:''' (''To Freeza'') They're from Earth.\\
'''Krillin:''' Little Green, ''why??''\\
'''Dende:''' Because my name is Dende.
* DistantReactionShot: In episode 18, when Vegeta discovers that Gohan swiped his stashed Dragon Ball, [[SerialEscalation we get a string of these]] showing that Vegeta's yell is audible across Namek, in Goku's spaceship (still in space), in Yemma's house in the afterlife (he assumes it's his wife), and ''Earth 20 years in the future'' ("Daddy?").
** Another one when Krillin [[ItMakesSenseinContext gets barfed on by Freeza in 28.]]
* DistractedByTheSexy: Bulma upon seeing Zarbon. Until she sees him transform...
** When Freeza gets a closeup look at Goku's abs, his first response is, "Oh my god, you could grind meat on it."
* DoesNotUnderstandSarcasm: Goku and Zarbon.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: ... let's just say this crops up a lot around Zarbon.
--> '''Vegeta:''' [[DoubleEntendre Face down with another man beating your ass.]] Is it Wednesday already, Zarbon?
** In episode 32, Krillin explains to Gohan why he's so certain that Freeza is on his way to Earth.
---> '''Krillin:''' Gohan, when you've had a man inside of you, you know when he's coming.
* DontExplainTheJoke: Subverted at one point. When Pavlov's effect is mentioned, the [[PaintingTheMedium TV actuality switches to a report explaining its origin]].
** Played straight a couple episodes later:
--->'''Vegeta:''' Now it's time to reveal my giant monkey... ''[camera over his crotch]''\\
'''Crowd:''' ''[collective gasp]''\\
'''Vegeta:''' ...form. ''[camera pans to his face]''\\
'''Crowd:''' ''[sighs of relief]''\\
'''Man in Crowd:''' Thank God, I thought he meant penis!
* DoNotCallMePaul: When Vegeta mentions Goku's birth name, Kakarot, to Captain Ginyu (while the latter is broken and beaten on the ground in Goku's body), this discussion occurs...
-->'''Vegeta:''' Hahaha! The best part about this? I get to kill both Ginyu ''and'' Kakarot at the same time!\\
'''Goku!Ginyu:''' Wait, who's Kakarot?\\
'''Vegeta:''' You're Kakarot.\\
'''Goku!Ginyu:''' I thought his name was Goku.\\
'''Krillin:''': His name ''is'' Goku!\\
'''Vegeta:''' No, it's Kakarot!\\
'''Goku!Ginyu:''' But he just said "Goku".\\
'''Krillin:''': Yeah, I did!\\
'''Vegeta:''' ''I know what he said!'' Bu-\\
'''Goku!Ginyu:''' So what is it? Kakarot, or Goku?\\
'''Krillin/Vegeta:''' It's Goku/Kakarot!\\
'''Vegeta:''' NO, NO, NO! Just... Look. His Saiyan name is Kakarot, but he changed it when he landed on Earth as a baby, so they kept calling him by his Earth name, and I am calling him by his real name.\\
[[{{Beat}} *Beat*]]\\
'''Ginyu!Goku:''' [[IdiotHero So does that make]] ''[[IdiotHero me]]'' [[IdiotHero Ginyu?]]\\
'''Vegeta:''' [[{{Angrish}} *Screams at the top of his lungs while he flies towards Ginyu*]]
* DoubleEntendre: Zarbon practically lives off of these.
** Vegeta likes to invoke this trope to mock Zarbon.
--->'''Vegeta:''' Now let me put this in a way you'll understand: I'm about to blow my load all over your insides...
--->'''Zarbon:''' What... the...
--->'''Vegeta:''' ''[[CrossesTheLineTwice No homo]].''
** Zarbon's association with this trope is even well known to Freeza.
--->'''Goku:''' (screaming due to his burning posterior) My butt is flaming!!
--->'''Freeza:''' ...I miss Zarbon.
** A whole slew of these were thrown in episode 24 when Goku was explaining his situation to King Kai after he landed on Namek.
--->'''Goku:''' Well, when I got down here, I ran into some really weird guys. One was really big and muscly, but he went down really easy. Then these two guys double-teamed me. One of them took it really hard in the back, but the other didn't seem that interested, so he went and brought this really horny guy.
--->[['''GeorgeTakei:''']] Oh, my.
** Lord Slug drops one of these as well.
---> "This is amazing! I feel like a young, strapping lad, beating his meat furiously for the first time!"
** Krillin gets a lot of these from 31 on, such as Gohan and his mother's tuna.
* DreamTeam: Voice, editing, and writing by some of the best abridgers out there.
** {{LittleKuriboh}} as the Narrator and Freeza.
** Takahata101
** [[AvatarTheAbridgedSeries GanXingba]]
** [=hbi2k=]
** [=KaiserNeko=]
** [[YuYuHakushoAbridged Lanipator]]
** [[NarutoTheAbridgedSeries MasakoX and Vegeta3986]]
** [[WebVideo/SailorMoonAbridged Megami33]]
** [[JojosBizarreAdventureAbridged Antfish]]
* DrivenToSuicide: An army of mooks in episode 12.
** [[spoiler: Yamcha in the BadFuture Trunks is from.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:E]]
* EarlyBirdCameo: Vegeta and Nappa in episode 1, Guru and Nail in episode 5, Trunks in episode 18, and Cooler and an infant Broly in ''Bardock Abridged''.
** The mentions of Bojack are a partial example since we're told he's there and we hear his voice a couple times, but we won't see him until they abridge his movie (if they do so).
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Generally averted, but in the Dead Zone abridged movie (made before the official formation of Team [=FourStar=]), Gohan was portrayed as mentally handicapped ("I know how many fingers fish have!"). In the regular series, he's probably the most intelligent character of the bunch.
** In the pre-TFS abridged movies, most notably The World's Strongest, Goku was portrayed with as a {{Trickster}}, being able to outwit his opponents. He was also portrayed as mean-spirited, especially towards Krillin, and swore often. These traits carried over into the first two DBZ Abridged episodes, after which Abridged Goku became the [[DeliciousDistraction food-obsessed]] IdiotHero that is TooDumbToLive, but we all know now.
* EccentricMentor: Guru. "I'm about to misuse my hand upside your head!"
* EliteMooks: The Arlian elite guards [[CurbStompBattle get wiped out in a second]].
* EpilepticFlashingLights: Jeice and Burter's combo attack "SEIZURE PROCEDURE!" It gives Krillin unlucky number 13 on his Owned Count.
* EspeciallyZoidberg: When Goku finds his allies dead.
-->'''Goku:''' Hey guys, what'd I miss? Oh... are they all? Tenshinhan... Piccolo... Yamcha... Oh wow, especially Yamcha.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Mr. Popo does not torture... ''cats...''
** Killing and maiming is one thing, but [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=aossw4UUjVA#t=361s televising it]] for the enjoyment of others? Even Vegeta finds that tasteless.
--->'''Vegeta:''' And-is that a camera? What kind of sadistic retard watches this crap?!?
--->'''Freeza:''' [watching this on his TV] Love this show.
* EverybodyLaughsEnding: Goku, Gohan, Krillin, and Piccolo have one after Goku's BondOneLiner, then subverted when Freeza reveals the Spirit Bomb didn't kill him.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Princess Snake, who's voiced as though she were [[Franchise/MetalGear Solid Snake]].
* EvilBrit: Freeza, Cooler, and Android 20.
* EvilCounterpart: Inverted with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76r7fjarhiQ Blue Popo]], who is the good counterpart to Mr. Popo. Things don't end well for him.
-->'''Mr. Popo:''' Prepare to be assimilated.
* EvilLaugh: Mr. Popo. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dAUYAg8mAQ Prepare for restless sleep tonight, kids!]]
** Piccolo really gets into it as well in the first two episodes.
* EvilTwin: In the end of the Lord Slug movie special, Slug is implied to be this to Guru. [[spoiler: It's the other way around.]]
* EvilSoundsDeep[=/=]CreepyMonotone: Freeza in Episode 24.
-->'''Freeza:''' Oh no, don't mind me. By all means...(voice drops two octaves) '''Give me some ideas.'''
* ExactlyWhatIAimedAt:
** Goku spends several seconds arguing with Freeza about having missed until Freeza just decides to let the eventual volcanic eruption speak for itself.
** In ''Revenge of Cooler'', Piccolo fires a blast at Neiz, who dodges it by retracting his head. Sauza immediately points out that it was aimed at Doore, who gets vaporized.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Space Australia.
-->'''Krillin:''' So it's like Australia...\\
'''Jeice:''' ...[[SpaceX In space]].
* ExecutiveMeddling: It has the power to turn Bardock into a Super Saiyan apparently.
--> '''Bardock:''' OF ALL THE STUPID... ASININE... [[JumpingTheShark SHARK-JUMPING]] BULLSHIT!!!
* ExternalRetcon: Episode 6 hangs a lampshade on King Kai's explanation for Planet Vegeta's destruction, [[AdaptationInducedPlothole which is completely at odds with series canon]]. Turns out that Freeza's a WikiVandal:
--> "''[[RocksFallEveryoneDies Stupid monkeys hit by falling rocks]] [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial (not deathball thrown by Freeza)]]. Hahahahahahaha! P.S. Freeza rules you.''"
* ExtremeMeleeRevenge: Goku incapacitates Nappa in less than ten seconds, and proceeds to break his arm and throw him across the field.
-->'''Nappa:''' Not that way. My arm doesn't bend that way! *crack* AWW, NOW IT DOES!
* EyeScream: Vegeta's at the receiving end of [[RuleOfThree three of these]] in the Season 1 finale.
-->'''Vegeta:''' GAH! MY eye! Why is it always the goddamn eye!?
** Made into somewhat of a [[BrickJoke Brick Joke]] in episode 18. When Vegeta pops a blood vessel in his eye, it pops in his right eye. The same eye that was both elbowed by Gohan and blasted by Goku in the aforementioned episode.
** Again in ''Lord Slug Abriged'' when Gohan defeats a mook by shattering the glass visor of his helmet.
--->'''Mook:''' OH GOD ALL I CAN SEE IS GLASS AND BLOOD!
[[/folder]]

[[folder:F]]
* FakeOutOpening: [[spoiler:Episode 31's opening credits show scenes from the filler Garlic Jr. saga, making you think the entire arc will be adapted. Mr. Popo however resolves the plot rather quickly.]]
* FakeStatic: Goku somehow manages to trick King Kai into thinking he hung up... during a telepathic conversation. This is immediately lampshaded by King Kai himself:
-->'''King Kai:''' He hung up on me! How the hell did he even do that?!
* FalseReassurance: To reassure Krillin he won't retaliate for wounding him for Zenkai power boost, Vegeta tells him, "I will not PUNCH you".
** And when Krillin does shoot him, Vegeta mutters, "You are so punched!"
* FamousLastWords
-->'''Jeice:''' (right before getting blasted to Kingdom Come by Vegeta) Clever girl.
-->'''Vegeta:''' (episode 28) Because, Kakarot, you are our race's last hope. [[LastOfHisKind You...are the last remaining Saiyan]]. [[OhCrap Oh God, you're the last remaining Saiyan!]]
* FantasticRacism: Complete with Fantastic Genocide. The Namekians keep referring to a race of Albino Namekians that were "purged" and that they all view as hideous.
* FauxActionGirl: Chi-Chi gets to beat up one {{Mook}} during the Lord Slug movie with the "[[CallingYourAttacks Housewife Style! Kick of a thousand menstrual cycles]]"
-->'''Chi-Chi:''' See? Just because I'm a woman... ''[gets instantly knocked out by another henchman]''\\
'''Bulma:''' [[LampshadeHanging That actually lasted longer than I expected.]]
* FeelNoPain: Krillin receives a kick from Recoome that throws his nervous system out of whack and leaves him unable to feel the pain from the kick...for a few seconds.
* [[FemaleMonsterSurprise Female Alien Surprise]]: The most accurate description we've got for [[spoiler: Dodoria being female.]]
* FinishingEachOthersSentences: Done at least twice:
-->'''Vegeta:''' All I have to do now is stay under the radar and not fly around like a jackass saying...\\
'''Krillin:''' I've got a dragonball!\\
'''Vegeta:''' I was gonna say, "come and get me Freeza", but that works too.
** Not long after that:
--->'''Zarbon:''' Maybe Lord Freeza won't find me if I just stay low and don't fly around like a jackass saying...\\
'''Vegeta:''' Come to papa, you bald bastard!\\
'''Zarbon:''' [[StrangeMindsThinkAlike I was going to say, "come and get me Freeza", but that works too!]]
** Played with a few moments later:
--->'''Bulma:''' Oh my god, [Zarbon's] so hot! I just want to grab him and...\\
'''Goku:''' (doing training) ...sixty-nine, seventy, seventy-...\\
'''Vegeta:''' ...One time you defeated me, Zarbon, and that's one time too many!
* FlameWar: For quite a popular series, these are prevalent in the forums and on Youtube. Also mentioned in the FAQ Specials.
** In the TFS FAQ Special, Vegeta says that somebody who asks who to voice for will be flamed. Along with that, in the 2nd TFS FAQ Special, Chaotzu insults people who want to audition, saying that "they have no talent" and that "they suck".
** NEVER... EVER... ''EVER''... speculate about a future appearance of [[spoiler:Ghost Nappa]].
** There are also debates of how Guru is either a great and hilarious character or a horrible and predictable character.
** Nappa himself. Some people just plain hated him.
** Surprisingly, Popo hasn't received any negative criticism... yet.
*** They just know better.
*** [[spoiler:_O O_]]
* FlatWhat: This exchange:
-->'''Vegeta:''' Look at you, Dodoria, you're always so damn proud. And now here you are, crying like a woman!\\
'''Dodoria:''' [[spoiler: I AM A WOMAN!]]\\
'''Vegeta:''' What.
** Also this:
--->'''Nappa:''' Good effort, [[ItMakesSenseInContext but I'm the Patty Cake Champion]]!\\
'''Piccolo:''' [{{beat}}] What.
** After Piccolo's death.
--->'''Gohan:''' '''[[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness I'm going to eviscerate you and use your gushing intestinal tract as a condom while I fornicate with your skull!]]'''
--->'''Nappa:''' [[DumbMuscle What.]]
--->'''Gohan:''' '''I'm gonna skull-f''[[SoundEffectBleep *beep*]]'' you!
** Two in rapid succession in episode 16:
--->'''Yamcha:''' [[AccidentalInnuendo But I waxed off everything. I waxed off your car, I waxed off your house, I even waxed]] [[NoodleImplements off your monkey]].[[invoked]]\\
'''Piccolo:''' Okay, I just started paying attention. What.\\
'''Yamcha:''' Seriously, when are we going to learn the [[NoPronunciationGuide Kay-o-Ken]]?\\
'''King Kai:''' What.
** In episode 24, after Freeza delivers an OffhandBackhand to Nail:
--->'''Freeza:''' I've had a ''worse'' time, you know. It's not often I dirty my hands with this sort of grunt work. There's always a certain amount of satisfaction I get out of doing it myself.\\
''[Freeza begins laughing - and after a few seconds so does Nail]''\\
'''Freeza:''' Ah... it ''is'' kind of funny, isn't it?\\
'''Nail:''' ''[still laughing]'' I'm laughing at something else, actually.\\
'''Freeza:''' ''[still laughing]'' What?\\
'''Nail:''' ''[still laughing]'' The Earthlings have the password.\\
''[{{Beat}}]''\\
'''Freeza:''' [[AC: What.]]
** And this exchange:
--->'''Zarbon:''' Too bad... and that Bardock was ''such'' a ''dashing rogue''...\\
''[{{Beat}}]''\\
'''Dodoria:''' ...What.
* {{Foil}}: [[IdiotHero Goku]] is the ''perfect'' counterpart to [[MagnificentBastard Freeza]]. Not only do Freeza's attempts at intimidating Goku fall flat, but Goku is literally ''too dumb to insult''.
* FoodAsBribe: Freeza offers to give Goku a pizza if Goku will let Freeza power up to 100%. Goku's having none of it. Then Freeza offers two pizzas. Goku still isn't interested, and charges at Freeza. [[FunnyMoments Then Freeza offers two pizzas with stuffed crust]]...
* ForeignCussWord: In Episode 27, the Jamaican crab describes Freeza as a "bumbaclot," a corruption of the word "blood clot" considered an extreme form of insult in Jamaica.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: During the Namek saga, anyone who recites the opening disclaimer will die in one to two episodes (Except Vegeta, who recited two separate disclaimers before dying. Because he's that awesome.)
** There's also Popo at the start of that same saga.
--->'''Mr. Popo:''' "See you all when you get back! Except... this season... ''(looks to Krillin)'' you..."
** Spoofed in episode 7, after Nappa forgot why he and Vegeta came to Earth, Vegeta says, "One of these days you're going to die. Then you'll be out of my hair forever." This is followed by the caption '''Epic Foreshadowing'''.
** A subtle one in episode 22:
---> '''Freeza:''' "I'll dispatch of this worm and then I'll be back for you, Slug!"
---> '''Super Kami Guru:''' "Leave my brother out of this!"
** And another one right at the beginning of episode 30 (part one)
---> '''King Kai:''' At last, Goku... has become... the ONE...and ONLY... SUPER SAIYAN! [[{{Beat}} *pause*]] Right?
---> '''Narrator:''' [[TheChosenMany Ummm...yeeaaaah]].
---> '''King Kai:''' You hesitated there for a second. *{{Beat}}* What?
** After being hit with his own attack:
---> '''Freeza''' "Daddy, I don't want to be on Namek anymore.''
** Trunks asks why Freeza has spare parts sticking out of him. Freeza says he's the ultimate union of science and nature, but Trunks is obviously unimpressed.
---> '''Freeza''' "Impudent little...! These are not "spare parts"! What you are looking at is the ultimate culmination of science and nature!!''
---> '''Trunks''' "Oh, wow! I've... never seen that before."
** At the beginning of the "Episode of Bardock" special, Bardock says a certain character's catchphrase.
---> '''Bardock''': [[spoiler: Aw, crapbaskests.]]
* ForgotICouldFly: PlayedForLaughs literally when Goku jumped out of a hospital in Episode 13 hoping to be caught by Nimbus. He could've just flown out of the hospital room.
** Nappa forgets he could fly... while he was flying.
* ForgottenPhlebotinum: Gohan wonders why Krillin never follows up his Solar Flare (which blinds and incapacitates stronger enemies for a while) with his Destructo Disk (which is slow but can cut even much stronger opponents).
* FreezeFrameBonus: There is one in episode 15. [[BrickJoke Try to]] [[ShmuckBait find it.]] [[color:white: (It's at 2:27.)]]
** [[BilingualBonus CALISSE D'OSTIE DE TABARNAC]], [[BrainBleach MY EYES!]]
*** Happens again in episode 25. This time an [[NauseaFuel even more disturbing image]]
** In Episode 7, when Piccolo says that the Saiyans are seeking to find the one with the strongest power level. After Gohan claims that Piccolo is the strongest, someone else is seen laughing in the background standing on top of a mountain. Can you find it? [[spoiler: (It's at 1:57)]]
*** That someone I think is [[spoiler: Mr. Popo]]
* FreudianExcuse: Turles hates Christmas because Santa Claus never visited Planet Vegeta, and they only got Freeza's Day (when he blew up the planet). [[spoiler: It's actually revealed that Santa tried to visit the planet several times, but they always tried to blow up his sled.]]
** Subverted when Vegeta tells about how he's always lived under Freeza's rule and has lost his entire race. Goku thinks that means that without Freeza he wouldn't have been evil.
--->'''Vegeta:''' Oh no, I'd ''definitely'' [[CardCarryingVillain still be evil.]] If this situation was reversed, this conversation would never have happened. You'd be dead, [[AndThereWasMuchRejoicing and I'd be laughing.]] Ha ha, ouch [[RunningGag it hurts to laugh.]]
* FreudianSlip: Krillin does this with Bulma by calling her "Boobs" in the first episode. Also a reference to NarutoTheAbridgedSeries.
* FreudianSlipperySlope: When Goku telepathicly reports on his fight with the Ginyu force to King Kai:
--> '''Goku:''' I ran into these really weird guys. The first one was big and muscly, but he went down real easy. Then these two guys double-teamed me. One of them took it really hard in the back, but the other didn't seem that interested, so he brought this really horny guy.\\
'''GeorgeTakei:''' [[MemeticMutation Oh my!]]\\
'''Goku:''' Who's that, King Kai?\\
'''King Kai:''' That's George Takei. Somehow he made this into a three-way.\\
'''George Takei: Oh my!'''\\
'''King Kai:''' '''Call!''' Three-way-''call''!
* FrothyMugsOfWater: Mercilessly parodied, with DBZ inspiring the Trope Name.
** "I'm drinking OJ! *Ding* Now it's apple juice. *Ding* Now it's beer. YAY BEER!"
*** And later... "Now it's a Nestlé Crunch bar! Now it's a gummi bear! Now it's Nappa!"
---->'''Nappa:''' "Wait, what the hell?"
* FunWithAcronyms: According to Krillin, Freeza is a F.A.G., a Freaky Alien Genotype.
** [[CallBack Vegeta calls Zarbon a Freaky Alien Genotype in episode 17]].
** ''Episode of Bardock Abridged'' has the '''S'''uper '''P'''olymorphic '''U'''nleashing '''G'''el, or "SPUG" (Pronounced "spooge").
** In ''Christmas Tree of Might'', [=S.N.O.W. Man=], AKA '''S'''entient '''N'''on-'''O'''rganic '''W'''ork '''Man'''ager.
* FurAndLoathing: Spoofed. Princess Snake says, "I love this fur coat. Especially since I killed all the animals myself."
* FurryFandom: Brief joke in the first FAQ Special when Nappa mentions editor/writer Kaiser Neko.
-->'''Nappa:''' Well, it's edited by the TIGER KITTY!\\
'''Vegeta:''' Kaiser Neko, Nappa.\\
'''Nappa:''' Kaiser-cat!\\
'''Vegeta:''' Neko...\\
'''Nappa:''' Meow! *materializes cat ears on his head*\\
'''Vegeta:''' Oh, Goddamn it, Nappa!
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[[folder:G]]
* GaggingOnYourWords:
-->'''Vegeta''': Every fiber of my being wants to puke at once when I say this, but I need your hahh... I need your hahhaahhah...\\
'''Gohan''': You need our help?\\
'''Vegeta''': That, yes.
* GagPenis: Recoome, allegedly.
-->'''Burter:''' I've got his right leg.
-->'''Jeice:''' I've got his left.
-->'''Guldo:''' [[DoubleEntendre I've got his middle.]]
* GeniusDitz: Nappa. Come on, the guy at least graduated from Saiyan University with a degree in Child Psychology.
** With a [[MinoredInAssKicking minor in pain!]]
* GenreSavvy:
** In Lorg Slug Abridged, Piccolo is busy beating up some mooks when the QuirkyMinibossSquad make their entrance:
--->'''Piccolo:''' "All right, what's your gimmick?"\\
'''[[TheBrute Dorodabo]]:''' "Gimmick?"\\
'''Piccolo:''' "Yeah, like the last guys, they were all [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits misfit minions]] and crap. What are you?"\\
'''[[LongHairedPrettyBoy Angira]]:''' "We're just here for your planet... though if I had to choose, I'd say I'm the pretty one."\\
'''Piccolo:''' "Eh, six out of ten."\\
'''Angira:''' "You sassy bitch."\\
'''Piccolo:''' (to Medamatcha) "That makes you the weird one with the freaky power..."\\
'''[[DepravedDwarf Medamatcha]]:''' "I CAN SPAWN [[DopplegangerAttack MINI-MES]]!"\\
'''Piccolo:''' "[[SarcasmMode Spectacular]]. (turns to Dorodabo) And that would make you, no doubt, the [[DumbMuscle big, tough, stupid one]]."\\
'''Dorodabo:''' "You take that back or I'll kill you!"\\
'''Piccolo:''' "All right, all right, [[StealthInsult you're not tough]]."\\
'''Dorodabo:''' "That's better!"\\
'''Gohan:''' "Wait, didn't you...?"\\
'''Piccolo:''' "Give him a minute."\\
'''Dorodabo:''' "...[[LateToThePunchline Hey!]]"
** It happens again in Revenge of Cooler Abridged when Piccolo encounters another stock mook trio (only this time they get it mixed up who's supposed to be the pretty one, the stupid one, and the one with weird powers.)
*** Sauza fries the bag of senzu beans with an energy blast after seeing Gohan risking life and limb to deliver them.
*** Cooler himself assmues his enemies are alive [[NeverFoundTheBody until he sees their dead bodies]] and even orders his men to search the area.
** Characters reading the OncePerEpisode disclaimer have a tendency to be badly hurt or die. When Yamcha has to read the disclaimer two episodes in a row, he gets rather nervous.
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: When Vegeta is freaking out about the Ginyu Force Guru tells Nail to slap him. And Nail slaps Krillin. Still seems to snap Vegeta out of it.
* GiantEnemyCrab:
-->'''Bulma:''' "I FOUGHT A GIANT CRAB!"\\
'''Krillin:''' "...They make a special shampoo for that, I hear--OW!"
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YvIFTgSD5U KILLING CRAAAAAABS! IN THE OCEAN!]]
* GiftOfTheMagiPlot: "Christmas Tree of Might" has Yamcha receive a lifetime supply of gasoline at the end, ''after'' the car he spent his life savings on was destroyed.
* GilliganCut:
** When Goku asks where Bulma is, he figures she's just doing her hair or something. Cut to:
--->'''[[GiantEnemyCrab Killing crabs!]] In the ocean! Kill it fast! Pain explosion! Yeah!'''
** At the start of episode twenty-seven, Goku reflects that he's sure everybody is just fine. Cut to:
--->'''Vegeta:''' "Healer's down!"
--->'''Krillin:''' "Need a rez!"
--->'''Gohan:''' "Out of mana!"
--->'''Vegeta starts screaming and they all follow suit.'''
*** The worst of it is they are in front of Freeza's perfect form.
** And when the Ginyu's insult King Kai
--->'''King Kai:''' Yeah, all of you can just [[ExactWords go straight to hell]].
--->'''Recoom:''' Oh yeah? And who's gonna make [[ThirdPersonPerson Recoome]]?
--->[Cut to a distant punch sound, followed by all four Ginyu's crash-landing into hell]
* GivingUpOnLogic: In ''Christmas Tree of Might'', Goku starts trying to talk to the titular tree to get it to leave Earth. Yamcha tries to explain that trees can't talk only to be cut off by Slay's voice which appears to answer for the tree since Slay is offscreen. Yamcha gives up in exasperation. The whole exchange is the page quote.
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: Vegeta. [[OnlySaneMan Poor, poor Vegeta.]]
* GoldenSnitch: Freeza's 'scavenger hunt':
--->'''Freeza:''' Normal human heads are worth one point. Namekian heads are worth twenty. Filthy half-Saiyan brats, fifty. And if you find any miserable, odious, insubordinate, full-blooded monkey garbage...you win.
* GoryDiscretionShot: [[spoiler: Guru's death of being eaten alive by the Namekians who were infuriated that he had them slaughter thousands of innocent Albino Namekians during the Great Drought. Bulma, Gohan, and Piccolo are absolutely horrified by the brutality, and even [[CardCarryingVillain Vegeta]] looks a little appalled.]]
* GoshDangItToHeck: Vegeta's monologue at the end of episode 19.
-->"Son of a gum-chewing funk moster! Why the fruit does all this funny stuff happen to me? For-get my life! Always surrounded by miserable ''failing'' clods. Like this whole world just likes to bend me over, [[TheBigLebowski AND FIND ME IN THE ALPS!]] Like I'm some sort of schlock receptacle. Well, as far as I care, these miserable cows can have a fancy barbecue, [[SubvertedTrope WITH A GODDAMNED PIG]]!!"
** Goku also delivers one of these as a PreMortemOneLiner in Christmas Tree of Might and Lord Slug Abridged, the latter's line referencing this this trope's use in the official dub.
* GratuitousJapanese:
** The title of episode 19, plus the Ginyu Force theme. It's meant as a parody of the {{sentai}} shows that inspired the Ginyu Force, though the episode title itself comes off as a bit wonky if you speak Japanese.[[note]]It's given as "到着を恐怖!! ギニュー特戦隊は、敬礼!!" ("Fear the arrival!! As for the Ginyu Force, [they] salute!!"), when what's probably meant is "恐怖の到着!ギニュー特戦隊、敬礼!" ("Dreaded arrival! Ginyu Force, salute!")[[/note]]
** In episode 25:
--->'''Freeza:''' (after killing King Vegeta, without the usual exuberance associated with the phrase) "Yatta." ("I did it", in a victorious sense) [[note]]This is also a Street Fighter reference to Chun Li's "Win quote," seeing as Freeza just killed King Vegeta with a Shoryuken and got the Street Fighter audio of "K.O.! You win!" [[/note]]
** Botched by Piccolo when he tried to say his attack's Japanese name, finally he just decides to go with Special Beam Cannon.
* GravityIsAHarshMistress: Vegeta ask to Dr. Briefs for a ship with an artificial gravity of 400 times earth's gravity. {{Lampshaded}} by him and Bulma how insane the request is.
--->'''Bulma:''' How exactly you gonna work when your body collapses?\\
'''Vegeta:''' Please, [[TemptingFate the prince of all Saiyans does not colla-]] ('' collapses'')\\
'''Bulma:''' Oh look, the prince of all ''two Saiyans'' on the ground!
* GroinAttack: Krillin is consistently worried about the harm Chi-Chi will inflict on his genitals, first for Goku's death and Piccolo taking Gohan, then later for any harm that might befall Gohan.
-->'''Krillin:''' I like my penis where it is.
** Happens to Vegeta in episode 10.
-->'''Vegeta:''' [kicking Goku] You still haven't hurt my pride! [Gohan attacks Vegeta] Ow, my pride!
** Freeza does this to Goku in episode 30.
-->'''Goku:''' Ow, my [[ForeShadowing Gotens]]!
[[/folder]]

[[folder:H]]
* HandsOffParenting: When Gohan tells Goku to hang Freeza by his entrails, Goku realizes something is up with his son... and thinks ''Piccolo'' should sit him down and have a talk with him.
* HandWave: Spoofed in the Bardock special episode. How does Chilled know about the healing spooge of the Saiyans?
-->'''Chilled:''' Because of reasons! [{{Beat}}] Reasons is my intel-guy.
* HappyDance: In addition to Anime/DragonBallZ's Dance of Joy (which he is contractually obligated to perform by King Cold), Ginyu also does the "Daddy's Little Princess Dance" (commanded by [[SiblingRivalry Cooler]]) the "Dance of Cheering You Up", and the "Dance of Solitude".
* HarmlessVillain: Garlic Jr. [[spoiler:He's actually set up to be a pretty serious threat, he just has the incredible misfortune of [[AlwaysABiggerFish running afoul of Mr. Popo]] straight out of the gate]].
* HeadDesk: Done in episode 21 when Nail, tired of Guru's orders, goes outside for twenty minutes and does this.
* [[TheVillainSucksSong The Hero Sucks Song]]: ''Yamcha the Scarfaced Bandit.''.
* HeelFaceTurn: Subverted: [[spoiler: Freeza, when he asks for and receives energy from Goku, he actually contemplates the second chance he has been given and considers changing his ways for a second...then decides against it.]]
* HeroicRROD: After his rage-induced scream in Episode 18, when Vegeta is next seen his eyes are bloodshot and he is driven insane, talking in HulkSpeak and hallucinating Ghost Nappa. He later proceeds to ''[[TearsOfBlood pop the blood vessels in his eyes]]'' right as he is about to utterly erase Krillin from existence, but he instantly recovers upon sensing Gohan's power level and has no recollection of what just happened.
** His eyes bleeding looks similar to his [[CallBack nosebleed]] in Episode 9.
* HesitationEqualsDishonesty: On the part of the Narrator, after Goku becomes a Super Saiyan for the first time.
--> '''King Kai''' At last, Goku... has become... the ONE...and ONLY... SUPER SAIYAN! [[{{Beat}} *pause*]] Right?
--> '''Narrator''' Um...yeah.
--> '''King Kai''' You hesitated there for a second...what?
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Lampshaded with Tenshinhan and Chaotzu. Subverted with Yamcha and Pu'er.
-->'''Tenshinhan:''' Chiaotzu! My partner!\\
'''Yamcha:''' Gay.\\
'''Tenshinhan:''' Hey! At least I don't spend all ''my'' free time living alone with a cat!\\
'''Yamcha:''' Hey! At least ''I'' get some puss-- ...wow, [[ThatCameOutWrong that did not come out right]].
** Arguably, Vegeta and Nappa.
** After Chaiaotzu's SenselessSacrifice:
--->'''Tenshinhan:''' Krillin! He was my closest friend... I... I loved him.\\
'''Krillin:''' As a memorial to Yamcha... Gay.
** Burter & Jeice.
*** In Episode 19, [[spoiler:Guldo says that Burter is gay]].
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* HilariousOuttakes: Good luck getting through [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9C3urEpOYbw this video]] without laughing at least once.
* HiroshimaAsAUnitOfMeasure: Vegeta and Nappa measure themselves and the heroes' power levels in 'Raditz'(who had a power level of 1200).
** Ginyu had a standing bet with Burter over whether or not Guldo would die, with the wager being "50 Raditz". It MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext.
*** Presumably, he was betting 60000 of something. Of what, of course, we don't actually know.[[RecycledInSpace Space Dollars]], maybe?
** The ad for "Spacey's" promotes the chain's Raditz Menu, made up of items that cost only a Raditz. Whatever it means as a currency, it's evidently not very much. Oh, Raditz.
** The Raditz currency is referenced again in Episode 28: "New Game 1/2 Raditz"
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Krillin, in the [[spoiler: FAKE]] Namek episode. Bonus because the [[spoiler: FAKE]] Namekians are inspired by the Plutonians from ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce''.
** Councillor Nappa believes that Freeza can be dealt with by looking him dead in the eye and saying "Don't blow up my planet".
--->'''King Vegeta:''' And you think that'll work?\\
'''Nappa:''' He'd have to be ''awfully'' evil if it didn't. And I'm not gonna lie... I like the cut of his jib!
* HoYay:[[invoked]] Nappa found the (male) [[Manga/DeathNote L]] cosplayer hot in the AWA special.
* HoldingBackThePhlebotinum:
** Used to explain why Mr. Popo was absent during the battle with Vegeta.
--->'''Goku:''' Mr. Popo! I need your carpet to get to my friends as quickly as possible!\\
'''Mr. Popo:''' ''[from inside Kami's house]'' Makin' toast!
** Happens in the original too, but made much funnier here.
--->'''Vegeta:''' You... Green thing... Heal me...\\
'''Dende:''' Oh, I'm sorry, I'm having trouble hearing you over [[KickTheDog the smell of my people's blood on your hands.]]
* HopeSpot:
--> '''Gohan:''' Piccolo's actually standing up to him (Freeze), Krillin!\\
'''Krillin:''' I don't believe it! We may actually win!\\
'''Vegeta:''' [[GenreSavvy Yeah, that's just]]... great... if you'll excuse me though, I gotta... bye!
* HotMom: Mrs. Briefs, who insists that you refer to her the same way everyone else does- as [[spoiler:"[=MILF=]"]]. Granted, she doesn't know what that means...
* HowWouldYouLikeToDie: Freeza's closing line in Episode 24:
-->'''Vegeta:''' Don't you understand? If I didn't get my wish, then I'm not immortal, and Freeza is going to... going to... ''(stammers upon seeing Freeza)''\\
'''Freeza:''' Oh don't mind me, by all means...'''''[[AC:Give me some ideas.]]'''''
* HulkSpeak: An enraged Gohan starts speaking this while beating on Freeza for stabbing Krillin.
** And yet he still has shades of SesquipedalianLoquaciousness.
--->'''Gohan:''' Gohan smash effeminate alien! Gohan strongest there is!
* HumanoidAbomination: Mr. Popo.
* HumiliationConga: Vegeta. After having his tail cut off, being blasted by a Spirit Bomb, getting crushed by a naked child, and almost killed by '''[[OvershadowedByAwesome Krillin]]''' of all people, he escapes to his pod, only to be greeted by... '''GHOST NAPPA!'''
-->Vegeta: "Crushed and broken beneath a naked unconscious child...yep, I think I'm done here."
** Yamcha is subjected to one in episode 35: [[spoiler:having to deal with Bulma having Vegeta's child, hearing his "cat loves food" song from Yajirobe's car (he did it for money and it wasn't worth it to him), getting attacked and nearly killed by the Androids (with a truck showing up playing his song no less), to Krillin's bad puns.]]
* HurlItIntoTheSun: How Cooler goes out.
* HurricaneOfPuns: Goku in Episode 30, part 3, unleashes a slew of puns based around Freeza slicing himself in half. It gets to the point that you can't tell if he's groaning because of the injury or the jokes.
* HypocriticalHumor:
** Guru calls Kami a pretentious prick for calling himself God [[labelnote:*]]"Kami" in Japanese is translated to "God"[[/labelnote]]. Immediately after that, Guru tells Nail to call him Super Kami Guru.
--->'''Nail:''' Can't I just call you Guru for short?\\
'''Guru:''' Super Kami Guru allows this.
** In the ChristmasSpecial:
--->'''Tien:''' (after he is revealed to be Jewish) I'm just trying to be culturally sensitive... you Buddhist ass!\\
'''Krillin:''' (a little offended) Well, happy holidays to you, too.
** Vegeta displayed this when attacked for the second time by Yajirobe.
--->'''Vegeta:''' You... you cut through my armor! This was a gift from my father!\\
'''Yajirobe:''' I'm sorry, I'm sure your father was a great man.\\
'''Vegeta:''' I ''hated'' my father!\\
'''Yajirobe:''' Oh, well then I'm sure he was a total prick.\\
'''Vegeta:''' ''[attacks Yajirobe]''' ''How dare you talk about my father like that!''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:I]]
* [[IAmNotWeasel I Am Not A Pokémon]]:
-->'''Nappa:''' Vegeta! Look! A Pokémon.\\
'''Chaotzu:''' I'm not a Pokémon, I'm Chaotzu! Chaotzu!\\
'''Nappa:''' Hear that, Vegeta? It's a Chaotzu! (''generates [=PokéBall=] from his hand'') I'm gonna catch it!\\
'''Chaotzu:''' I told you, I'm not a-\\
(''Throws [=PokéBall=] at Chaotzu'')\\
'''Chaotzu:''' Ow!\\
'''Nappa:''' Aww! It didn't work, Vegeta!\\
'''Vegeta:''' That's because you have to damage it first.\\
'''Nappa:''' Alright! I'll see if I can get a critical.
* {{If I Wanted X I Would Y}}: If Vegeta wanted to watch [[{{Naruto}} over a hundred episodes of filler]], he'd watch InuYasha.
* IgnoredEpiphany: Subverts the original Funimation dub of Vegeta's dying words to Goku, where he suggested that Freeza was responsible for what he became, and pretty much ignored that after being revived; in [=DBZA=], ''Goku'' attempts to suggest that Freeza made Vegeta evil, but Vegeta insists that he'd definitely be evil if Freeza hadn't been there.
** Played straight with Freeza in the final part of episode 30, when, after being thoroughly defeated, he ponders if he should turn over a new leaf. Of course, he decides "Naaaaaaaah!" and tries to blast Goku one more time. [[{{Understatement}} It doesn't end well.]]
* ImAHumanitarian:
-->'''[[BigEater Yajirobe]]:''' You gonna eat that Saiyan?\\
'''Krillin:''' What?\\
'''Yajirobe:''' Dibs.
** And in the second blooper special, along with trying to eat Tien's arm:
--->'''Krillin:''' Yajirobe, what were you doing here to begin with, anyways?\\
'''Yajirobe:''' Well, I thought I smelled something cooking, but then it just turned out to be Yamcha's body.\\
'''Krillin:''' ...Wait, you didn-\\
'''Yajirobe:''' ''Almost''.
** One of Bardock's teammates asks an unconscious Bardock for permission to eat a dead alien.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Burter's reason for claiming to be the fastest in the universe.
* TheImmodestOrgasm: [[spoiler: Bulma has this when she and Vegeta have sex in episode 34. Come to think of it, Vegeta ALSO has this, and has one so hard he blows a hole in the wall (with the Gallick Gun).]]
** [[spoiler: ''[[IncrediblyLamePun Phallic gun]]'' anyone?]]
* ImmuneToBullets: Used to hilarious effect in the cold open to episode 12.
* IncendiaryExponent:
-->'''Vegeta:''' *Upon sensing Gohan's power level on Namek* Hey! Show yourself before I turn this place into a barren wasteland. So basically the same, only on fire.
* INeedToGoIronMyDog: After learning that Zarbon is actually [[spoiler: straight]] Freeza kills a random henchman as an excuse to leave so he doesn't have to admit that [[spoiler: he thought Zarbon was gay]].
--> Oh no, that minion died. Could you go fix that? We'll continue this conversation never.
* InelegantBlubbering: Vegeta finally snaps in Episode 27 when he completely fails to do anything to Freeza.
-->'''Freeza:''' See? It's like I told you, Vegeta - ''like a bitch.''
-->'''Vegeta:''' ''[voice cracking]'' SHUTTUP!
-->'''Freeza:''' Oh my god, You actually ''are'' crying!
-->'''Vegeta:''' ''[hoarsely]'' 'M NOT CRYING! 'M NOOOT!
* InfallibleNarrator: Lampshaded when the narrator tries to get in on King Kai's betting pool over Vegeta and Goku's battle.
-->'''King Kai:''' Don't you already know the outcome of the fight?\\
'''Narrator:''' [[BlatantLies ...No...]]
* InformedAbility: Jeice eventually calls out Burter on his claim of being "the fastest in the universe." Especially since Guldo can stop time.
** [[BerserkButton NO! NO! NO! I AM NOT SLOWER THAN &^%$ING GULDO!]]
* InherentlyFunnyWords: Mahogany
** Raditz.
* InnerMonologue: Freeza has a Casual Danger Inner one in episode 27. It starts with him hating how many of his men had died on this mission and ending with him thinking on what to send to the Ginyu force families such as a nice wine, a gift basket, [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs or maybe a gift basket with wine in it.]]
* InnocentInnuendo: From episode 17:
-->'''Freeza:''' Zarbon really screwed the pooch on this one!\\
'''Zarbon:''' Lord Freeza, Vegeta's really giving us a pounding!\\
'''Freeza:''' I'm coming Zarbon! Quick, grab my balls!\\
'''Ginyu Force:''' ''(laughter)''
** Krillin and especially Super Kami Guru to Gohan. Since Guru's happened after the AcceptableTargets quote above, it's not clear exactly how innocent it is.
** And [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=_07jssnBSIw#t=608s this moment]] from episode 31:
---> '''Chi-Chi''': Alright, I demand to know who's been spreading rumours that I've been forcing Gohan to, and I quote, "POUND MY TUNA"!
---> '''Krillin''': Look Chi-Chi, if it upsets you that much, we'll ALL take turns pounding your tuna okay? But, only if we get to eat it together.
---> '''Roshi''': (Hysterical laughter in the background)
* InsideJoke: "DO AS I SAY FOR I AM THE HEAVENLY BUDDHA!!!"
** [[DontExplainTheJoke Keep in mind, Krillin was noted as a former Shaolin monk-in-training before seeking Master Roshi's training]].
* InsistentTerminology: According to Dr. Brief, cappucino isn't coffee.
** Guru is to be addressed as Super Kami Guru... except by Nail, who is allowed to call him Guru for short.
* InsuranceFraud: Krillin manages to get a huge amount of money by taking out a life insurance policy on ''[[GenreSavvy himself]]'' before going to Namek (he even got triple payout for dying while off-planet), then pretending to be his own BackupTwin named Juan [[DeathIsCheap when he's brought back to life.]] [[spoiler:Too bad the government was on to him.]]
* IronicEcho: Piccolo telling Gohan to "''Dooodge!''", as mentioned above
** "I'm back." *''BAM''*
*** "Ooooh, I see what you did there..."
** And this exchange:
--->'''Freeza:''' "So, did you eliminate everyone on the planet?\\
'''Dodoria:''' "Complete Annihilation."\\
'''Zarbon:''' "...Where are all your men?"\\
'''Dodoria:''' "Complete Annihilation."\\
'''Zarbon:''' (later, as Bardock's pod surpasses Freeza's ship) "[[SarcasmMode So, "Complete Annihilation", huh]]?"\\
** In the same special, Freeza debates giving his brother Cooler a call because it's Cooler's birthday, but decides against it because he's a prick. At the end of the special, Goku's pod is detected by Cooler's ship. He orders his men not to fire on it. When asked why he replies "Because I'm a prick."
** "My mother's dead." "I know."
** Goku and Piccolo's dialogue in Episode 29 when Goku needs to finish up the Spirit Bomb is a slight variation of a similar scene in Episode 2, complete with "Mahnah Mahnah" song. Piccolo even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] it given the role reversal ("Did you just hold a grudge?")
** Unintentionally done by Goku. He spams the Kidney Punch tactic on Freeza much like how Freeza did to Vegeta.
* {{Irony}}: Bardock averts it.
-->(About to be killed by Freeza's death-ball)\\
Well, I'd say 'I should have seen this coming,' but that would be ironic.[[note]]Bardock is clairvoyant, and literally did see it coming.[[/note]]
* IsItSomethingYouEat?
-->'''Piccolo:''' I'm not a Goddamn Yoshi!\\
'''Goku:''' [[DoesNotUnderstandSarcasm But you said you were]].\\
'''Piccolo:''' It's called ''sarcasm''.\\
'''Goku:''' What's that taste like?\\
'''Piccolo:''' Dammit, Goku!
* IsThisThingOn:
--> '''[[spoiler: Ghost Nappa]]:''' ''*tap tap*'' "Is this thing on? Is it on? Okay there we go! ''*clears his throat*'' YOU ARE NOW THINKING ABOUT WHAT ZARBON DID TO YOU, WHILE YOU WERE UNCONSCIOUS. Have fun with that."
* [[ItIsPronouncedTroPAY It's Pronounced "kah-ee-oh"]]: King Kai berates Yamcha for saying "Kaiou Ken" with the original (as in no longer used) US pronounciation of "kay-oh."
* ItWasHisSled: In-universe example - Vegeta already knew that [[spoiler:Freeza blew up his home planet.]] Freeza really needs to stay off the (Space)Twitter.
** Also, from episode 18, the fact that [[spoiler:[[LateArrivalSpoiler Vegeta is Trunks' father]]]].
** [[spoiler: Thanks to a conversation with Guldo, Vegeta already knows Freeza can transform.]]
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* JackassGenie: Shenron, in the ''Christmas'' Tree of Might abridged
-->'''Shenron:''' Yeah.. yeah ok. I'll give you your tree. I'll give you the best damn tree you've ever seen! [[EvilLaugh WAHAHAHA-AHAHAHA!]]\\
'''Krillin:''' Thank you!\\
'''Shenron:''' [[DramaticIrony Oh, don't thank me. 'Tis the season of giving.]]
** Justified in the RunningGag that Shenron is ''really'' tired with people asking for simple wishes, primarily by the heroes again and again and again.
** Though he tones it down in front of the actual Genie who doesn't grant wishes but certainly has the Jackass part down.
--->'''Shenron:''' I am the eternal dragon. Speak your wish and I shall... Oh, it's you my master. [[ApocalypseHow Is it time to lay waste to this world]]?
--->'''Popo:''' Eh, not yet. Give em a couple hundred years. See if they can clean the place up.
* JacobMarleyApparel: Many of the dead seem to follow this, except for Vegeta. But that's because Yemma told him he couldn't take his clothes with him. Vegeta was not amused when he learned Goku kept his clothes.
** Played with in that Goku mentions he got to keep clothes he WASN'T wearing at the time.
* JawDrop: Krillian gives a rather over the top one when [[spoiler: Maron reveals she's actually a government agent and has evidence of him committing insurance fraud.]]
* JerkAss: Piccolo. One example includes deliberately telling Gohan to let Tenshinhan fight Nappa alone to avenge Chaotzu, despite Ten's constant desperate pleas for help.
** Another example:
--->'''Gohan:''' Where's my daddy?\\
'''Piccolo:''' I hate to tell you kid but your dad's dead. Actually, no, I love saying that. HAHAHA your dad's dead!\\
'''Gohan:''' (cries)\\
'''Piccolo:''' Aw, dammit. This is why I hang out in the wastelands.
** Cooler [[RunningGag is a prick]].
** Guru and Popo to the point that even ''Freeza'' seems nicer
--->'''Super Kami Guru''' I feel they've finally summoned the dragon... it would be a real dick move to die right now...''hurk''.
*** Also:
--->'''Popo''' (after having explained his pecking order) Any questions?
--->'''Krillin''' Yeah, how...(gets kicked off the lookout, adding another tally to his "owned" count)
--->'''Popo''' Enjoy the climb back up, bitch! (to Tien, Yamcha, and Chaotzu) Any more questions?
** Dende is becoming one of these. His hatred for Krillin is so intense he gives up the location to Earth as payback for being called "Little Green". And when Krillin is stabbed by Freeza, Dende revives him, but also tells him he's immortal, probably in the hopes he'll get himself KilledOffForReal. The only person he respects is Gohan.
** Dr. Briefs seems to treat his wife poorly and called [[spoiler: Dende]] a [[CurseCutShort fag]].
* JumpingTheShark: In-Universe. Upon learning that he has been sent back into the past, Bardock declares it "shark jumping bullshit".
* JustAStupidAccent:
** Jeice's Australian accent from the Ocean dub is [[CharacterExaggeration exaggerated to the point he spits out Australian slang every chance he gets.]]
---> '''Krillin:''' We get it! You're from Space Australia!
*** The phrase "Good Night Irene" is a reference to Australian MMA commentator Mike "The Voice" Schiavello, who is referencing wrestling commentator Gorilla Monsoon, who said it when wrestler Adrian Adonis performed a sleeper hold.
* JustBetweenYouAndMe: Vegeta tells Cui how he got his ass kicked by Goku & Co., after explaining the Saiyans' ability to gain power from being beaten to near-death. Cui still thinks their PowerLevels are the same (18,000), and doesn't get it.
-->'''Cui:''' "Why are you telling me this?! You'd never tell anyone this!"\\
'''Vegeta:''' "Easy - [[PreMortemOneLiner because I know you'll never tell anybody, Cui]]."\\
'''Cui:''' "But, but I hate you! Why would I--"\\
* Vegeta obliterates Cui*\\
'''Vegeta:''' "God, I love therapy!"
* JustEatGilligan: When Roshi and Bulma summon the dragon to resurrect Goku, the dragon actually suggests that they just wish for him to drop the incoming bad guys off into a sun or something instead. [[note]]There's a canonical reason why they just can't do that, but RuleOfFunny was the dominant factor.[[/note]] [[IdiotBall They don't listen.]]
** The Namekians could have avoided [[spoiler:"The Purge"]] if they had noticed that [[spoiler:Guru's massive weight gain coincided with the Great Drought]]. Of course, once Guru reveals this, they [[spoiler:[[KarmicDeath really do eat him]]]].
* JustYouMeAndMyGuards: Attempted by Turles in the ''Christmas Tree of Might'' special.
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* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:Guru]] confessed in Episode 30 (part 2) that [[spoiler:HE was the cause of [[NoodleIncident a massive water shortage on planet Namek]] and lied about it, shifting the blame onto the Albino Namekians, which led to the Purge.... He revealed it was all his fault... right before he thought he was going to die, but he didn't, so the Namekians finished him off.]]
* {{Keet}}: Goku in Episode 17
--> [[{{Squee}} EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!]]
* KillItWithFire: Bulma's exact words when she sees Zarbon transform.
-->''' Bulma:''' And we're going to make love every single KILL IT WITH FIRE!
* KilledMidSentence: Yamcha, Cui, and King Vegeta.
-->'''King Vegeta:''' Freeza, can I sit down and have a word with--
-->'''Freeza:''' [[MegatonPunch Shouryuken]]!
** Also happens to [[spoiler: Vegeta]]
--->'''Freeza:''' No seriously, you have no idea how old that got.
* TheKrampus: In a RunningGag in the ChristmasSpecial, various characters wonder if Jinga and Beru are the Krampus.
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* [[LadiesandGerms Ladies and Germs]]: Chilled attempts to deliver one of these as a BondOneLiner in the "Episode of Bardock" Special. Needless to say, it was a bit preemptive.
-->'''Chilled:''' "And that, ladies, gentlemen, and those of unspecified gender is how you split a bana-[[OhCrap uuuh!?]]"
* LamePunReaction:
** Krillin says one that gets him an ''[[RunningGag owned count.]]''
-->'''Krillin:''' ''(after knocking two {{mooks}} into a lake)'' Looks like they're all... ''washed up!''\\
''Gohan stares at him blankly'' \\
'''Krillin:''' [[CSIMiami Yeah! Da-da-da-da, da-da]] ... Aww.
** Vegeta tries one in episode 8 after Nappa's attack on Tien.
-->'''Vegeta:''' Looks like he's been... ''disarmed!''\\
[[[{{Beat}} beat]]; [[QuieterThanSilence gust of wind]]]\\
'''Nappa:''' I get it!
* LampshadedDoubleEntendre: When the cast meet Goku and Gohan and discover that Gohan is Goku's son. But due to the [[IdiotHero aforementioned traits]] Goku doesn't have a clue what they're talking about.
** Zarbon is full of this [[spoiler:right until he transforms, upon which he is ''far less'' subtle.]]
** There's this from episode twenty-three:
--->'''Krillin:''' If you ask me all [Bulma] needs is a little wink-wink, nudge-nudge... ''(clicks teeth twice, then wolf-whistles)''\\
'''Gohan:''' [[ChildrenAreInnocent Still]] [[HarmfulToMinors five...]]\\
'''Krillin:''' Right.
* LampshadedTheObscureReference: Vegeta does this when Nappa mentions ''FraggleRock''.
* LargeHam: Lanipator as Piccolo and Vegeta, but hell, [[RuleOfCool that doesn't matter]]!
** Kaiser as King Kai as well, especially in the TrainingMontage video, in which he's basically shouting all his lines as loud as he can.
** LittleKuriboh, '''the''' LargeHam of the Abridging community, as Freeza.
** Takahata101 as Guru. '''"Naaaiil, stop making out with your boyfriend! I can hear it from heeere."'''
* LaserGuidedKarma:
** Krillin discussing karma with Dende ("Little Green") followed by shots of Vegeta getting pummelled by Zarbon in his "Beast Within" form. [[note]]Although it would have worked regardless of who was pummeling who there. Both of them had recently slaughtered Namekian villages.[[/note]]
** Subverted [[spoiler: and played straight]] concerning Guru. After being brought back to life and transported to Earth with the other Namekians, he realizes he's about to die. So, to 'relieve his conscience', he reveals the cause of the drought, which was led to believe because of the albino namekians. He did it, and drank all the water. How did you think he got so fat in the first place? As the namekians stared in shock, he gleefully allows himself to die... [[spoiler: only on his own. He tries, but the Namekians recover in time to brutally murder him in a mob.]]
* LastSecondWordSwap: In the beginning of the ''Cooler's Revenge'' special, Krillin was cooking a stew for the campout, and Oolong was asking about what the stew consists of. Krillin responded that it contains the essentials: "carrots, potatoes, por... poise..." Oolong didn't take the news well when Sauza let slip that "the pork is completely overcooked".
* LaughWithMe: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]
-->'''Freeza:''' (Laughing after beating the crap out of Nail with Nail joining in) Ah, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=SYN_VNYKz7g#t=265s it is kind of funny isn't it?]]\\
'''Nail:''' Hehe, I'm laughing about something else actually.\\
'''Freeza:''' Hehehe, what?\\
'''Nail:''' The Earthlings have the password.\\
'''Freeza:''' ''[{{Beat}}]'' [[FlatWhat What?]]\\
'''Nail:''' That little Namekian you passed on the way to Guru's? On his way to the Humans with the password, by now he's probably there and they're about to summon the dragon.\\
'''Freeza:''' [[{{Angrish}} GHHGHGHHH...]]\\
'''Nail:''' Yeah, if I had to guess your biggest mistake it would be not stopping him, [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu that or the purple lipstick]].\\
'''Freeza:''' [[NotSoStoic I WILL F*CKING MURDER YOU!]]\\
'''Nail:''' {{Whatever}}.
* LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain: Freeza has his own way of cutting the conversation about Zarbon's sexual preference short.
-->'''Freeza:''' [[BlofeldPloy Oh no, that minion died,]] could you go fix that, we'll continue this conversation never.
* LightbulbJoke: Freeza tells one in episode 23:
-->'''Freeza:''' How many Namekians does it take to screw in a lightbulb? Their whole race! One to screw in the lightbulb and the rest to ''die''... And then the other one dies, too.
** It comes back to bite him in the ass in Episode 25:
--->'''Freeza:''' Tell me, how many Namekians does it take to--\\
'''Piccolo:''' ''[[[MegatonPunch (punch)]]]'' [[{{Badass}} Just one]].
*** Well, he ''did'' say "Stop me if you've heard this one", and Piccolo (by extension of being fused with Nail) actually ''had''.
* LimitBreak: In episode 8, FinalFantasyVII style. Also works as a VisualPun as Krillin literaly reaches his limit to the amount of insults he can handle:
-->'''Krillin:''' That's it! I can't take it any more! I can only be pushed so far!
* LiteralGenie: Porunga. Note that this was the case in the original series, but it's more blatantly [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] here when Piccolo has been wished to Namek:
-->'''Dende:''' He is on Namek.
-->'''Gohan:''' Wait, where is he?
-->'''Dende:''' [[ExactWords On Namek.]]
-->'''Piccolo:''' ([[SuperSenses from the other side of the planet]]) ''You dumbass!''
-->'''Krillin:''' Why didn't it bring him here?
-->'''Dende:''' You must be specific.
-->'''Gohan:''' Oh, so it's a sort of [[TheMonkeysPaw monkey's paw]]; you have to be careful with the hubris in your wishes.
-->'''Piccolo:''' (still distant) '''''NERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRD!'''''
** It happens again at the end of Season 2, when they wish back all the people killed by Freeza and his men. Since Nappa technically worked for Vegeta, Tien, Chiaotzu, and Yamcha need to be revived by Porunga (Krillin had died once already so Shenron couldn't bring him back). In addition, Vegeta was still working for Freeza when he killed Nappa, so...
* LiteralMinded: [[IdiotHero Goku]].
--> '''Freeza:''' Will you just piss off?
--> '''Goku:''' I don't have to use the bathroom!
* LittleNo: Mr. Popo's reaction to Blue Popo's existence.
* TheLoad: Gohan tends to be this for Piccolo, who ends up TakingTheBullet twice because of him.
-->'''Piccolo:''' Why can't you save YOUR OWN DAMN SELF?!
* LukeIAmYourFather: From the very first episode:
--> '''Raditz:''' And to top off this expositional onslaught, I... '''AM YOUR BROTHER!'''
* LyricalDissonance: Goku's little ditty as he charges up a Spirit Bomb in ''Lord Slug Abridged''.
-->'''Goku:''' Sun, sun, Mister Golden Sun, kill my enemies~!
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* MagicCountdown: The notorious line where Freeza claims Namek will explode in 5 minutes, only for it to take more than 5 episodes is of course parodied. Freeza's clearly just guessing how long it'll take, and just says five[[hottip:*:It ends up being 16]]. Goku of all people starts calling bullshit and asks Freeze if he even knows ''how long a minute is.''
* {{Magitek}}: It's starting to be a RunningGag in Season Two. A generic medic in Freeza's army instructs his men to revive Vegeta with "delicious magical science", while Goku calls a sensu bean "sweet sciency magic."
* MadeOfExplodium:
--> '''Vegeta:''' (after being thrown into a lake) ...Why did I explode?...
** Also in Lord Slug Abridged, where Chi-Chi performs a flying kick on two enemy mooks, and they explode a second later for no apparent reason.
* MadeOfIndestructium: The Dragonballs, which is why Guldo using his time-control powers to stop Krillin from destroying one needn't be done in a rush. (Well, either that or [[ButtMonkey Krillin]] [[RunningGag is just a wimp]].)
* ManOfAThousandVoices: '''Everyone.''' Nearly the [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters entire cast of Dragon Ball Z]] is voiced by 10 people with their own abridged series. Here's the entire cast (note that some of the characters haven't appeared in the series yet but have been confirmed on their website and youtube account):
** '''Lanipator''' ([[YuYuHakushoAbridged Yu Yu Hakusho Abridged]] and DBZA writer): Krillin, Vegeta, Piccolo, Mr. Popo, Shenlong, Radditz(briefly in Episode 1, then after Vegeta3986 left the show), Goten
** '''Kaiser Neko''' (Lupin III Abridged and DBZA editor/writer): King Kai, Gregory, Yajirobe, Korin, Cooler, Zarbon, Burter, Trunks, Buu
** '''Takahata 101''' (Hellsing and [[WebVideo/GundamAbridged G Gundam Abridged]] and DBZA writer): Nappa, Arlian King, Bardock, Dende, Guru, Guldo, Porunga, Cell
** '''Masako X''' ([[WebVideo/NarutoTheAbridgedSeries Naruto]] and WebVideo/KampferAbridged): Goku, Gohan, Master Roshi
** '''Hbi2k''' ([[WebVideo/BerserkAbridged Berserk]], [[WebVideo/GantzAbridged Gantz]] and WebVideo/VisionOfEscaflowneAbridged): Farmer With Shotgun, Dr. Briefs, Turles, Nail, King Cold, Android 16, Dabura
** '''Little Kuriboh''' ([[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries Yugioh Abridged]] and WebVideo/NarutoTheAbridgedComedyFandubSpoofSeriesShow): Narrator, Freeza
** '''Antfish''' ([[WebVideo/JojosBizarreAdventureAbridged Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Abridged]]): Bojack, Dodoria, Captain Ginyu, Android 17, Mr. Satan
** '''[=GanXingba=]''' ([[WebVideo/AvatarTheAbridgedSeries Avatar The Abridged Series]]): Tenshinhan, King Yemma, Toma, Recoome, Jeice
** '''Megami 33''' ([[WebVideo/SailorMoonAbridged Sailor Moon Abridged]]): Bulma, Chaotzu, Puar
** '''Vegeta3986''' (Before he left) ([[NarutoTheAbridgedSeries Naruto The Abridged Series]]): Radditz, Yamcha, Kami, Cui
* MarsNeedsWomen: Dende, as a member of the sluglike monogender Namekian race, doesn't even know what breasts ''are'' before meeting Bulma but instinctively knows that he wants to [[MarshmallowHell "nestle between them"]].
* MathematiciansAnswer: From episode 25:
-->'''Messenger:''' He's been telling everyone that Freeza plans to destroy Vegeta!\\
'''King Vegeta:''' Wait, [[NamesTheSame my son, the planet, or me]]?\\
'''Messenger:''' ...Yes.\\
''([[ShootTheMessenger Vegeta kills messenger]])''\\
'''King Vegeta:''' Freakin' smartass.
* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: In Episode 26, Freeza's yelling can be heard in the background while he makes his final transformation. [[TheMedic Dende]] dies mere seconds after the yelling stops, when it's revealed that Freeza's already changed.
* MeanwhileBackAtThe: Used often in early season 1, to the point of parody.
* {{Metaphorgotten}}: Done, unsurprisingly, by Goku.
--> "Now I may not be the brightest knife in the crayon box..."
* MindScrew: Attempted with Vegeta.
--> '''Vegeta:''' [[Advertising/TheManYourManCouldSmellLike Look at your men, now back to me, now look back to your men, now back to me, I am not your men]], [[FlippingTheBird I'm flipping you off]], now look at the the ground, back to me, where's the Dragon Ball? It's gone, I threw it, and there's not a damn thing you can--
--> '''Burter:''' *comes back with the Dragon Ball* Here you go.
* MistakenForGay:
** Zarbon, numerous times. It doesn't help that he's extremely [[CampStraight camp]]. After Freeza finds out about Zarbon's having a girlfriend, this exchange happens
---> '''Freeza:''' Oh... And all this time I could have sworn you were... Oh, never mind...\\
'''Zarbon:''' You thought I was single?\\
'''Freeza:''' Well, I thought you were into...
** Later on, Vegeta gets this treatment from Zarbon himself:
---> '''Vegeta:''' That reminds me... Did you do anything to me while I was unconscious?\\
'''Zarbon:''' [[FlatWhat Did I... what?]]\\
'''Vegeta:''' Did you do anything to me while I was unconscious?\\
'''Zarbon:''' [[BigWhat What?]] No! God, No!\\
'''Vegeta:''' Oh thank God... Wait, am I not good enough for you?\\
'''Zarbon:''' Alright, Vegeta, I'm going to be totally honest with you. This is sounding really gay.
* MixedMetaphor: In episode 28, Goku is just full of these.
-->'''Goku:''' Hey, I'm just like any other guy. I pay my taxes one leg at a time.
* MoodWhiplash:
** Freeza's group is shockingly good at this in Episode 14. Freeza himself is a peppy, fey individual who can go from amusing to intimidating in less than a sentence. [[TheDragon Dodoria]] on the other hand has [[BlackComedy a brand of humor dark as pitch]].
** In Episode 14, Goku exclaiming "This is the best day ever!" while a peppy song song plays on the background. Cut to Dodoria slaughtering Namekians.
** In Episode 18, Krillin gets happy when he and Gohan approach Guru's place to unlock Gohan's potential. Then he feels Vegeta's anger at finding his Dragon Ball missing.
--->'''Krillin:''' That's it! We're gonna make it! We're finally gonna *feels Vegeta approach* die. We are going to die.\\
'''Gohan:''' Krillin, what is that?!\\
'''Krillin:''' Pure rage, Gohan. Pure rage.
** In Episode 20, during Gohan's fight with Recoome. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=7zsZLN3Xjhc#t=550s Inspirational music]] from ''Anime/DragonBallKai'' plays as an injured Gohan gives a BadassBoast about Goku, but both the music and the speech are cut off abruptly when Recoome ''snaps Gohan's neck'' with a kick.
** In Episode 21, Jeice and Burter have a heartwarming moment, and then Goku [[CurbStompBattle curbstomps]] Burter.
** Played inversely in Episode 27, when Freeza's beating of Vegeta is no longer PlayedForLaughs. [[OmnicidalManiac Aforementioned tyrant]] is about to skewer Vegeta on his own hand when Goku arrives and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny threatens Freeza]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome in a way that hasn't already shown up on Freeza's extensive "heroic speeches" list.]]
*** And then annoys the hell out of him by acting like his [[IdiotHero usual idiot self]] while [[ObfuscatingStupidity easily deflecting]] [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass all of Freeza's attacks]].
** [[spoiler:Guru's death. Easily the most violent, albeit off-screen, moment of the series.]]
* MotivationalLie: Numerous times:
** Goku convinces Oozaru Gohan that Vegeta killed his pet dragon Icarus (even though Vegeta wasn't even on the planet at the time) to focus his rage on Vegeta.
** King Kai lies to Goku by telling him its Christmas to give Goku extra encouragement when fighting Lord Slug.
** Guru praises Nail as "Namek's Number One Son" when he's pitted against Freeza. Only after they've left does Guru reveal that Nail doesn't stand a chance.
* MuggingTheMonster: Garlic Junior attacks the lookout to begin his takeover of earth. Sadly for him, in the abridged adaptation Mr Popo is not someone you easily trap in a bottle.
-->'''Popo:''' [[DynamicEntry Clean that up.]]
-->'''Garlic Jr.:''' I beg your pardon? Have you an inkling in that simple little head of yours who you're speaking to?
-->'''Popo:''' [[PsychoticSmirk Oh, do go on.]]
* MundaneMadeAwesome
--> '''Goku:''' Tell her [guitar riff sequence] to put dinner on. [more guitar] Because I'm hungry. [even more guitar]
** Also counts as a failed PreAssKickingOneLiner.
** Also, the (MAHOGANY!) desk of King Yemma.
* MundaneUtility: Krillin wants to use the remaining wish on Porunga for a three-foot long hoagie. Oolong also points out that the Dragonballs can be used to wish for panties instead of immortality.
* MusicalSpoiler: Subverted when Vegeta is blasted into the sky by the Spirit Bomb. It's followed by a scene accompanied by the rather triumphant "[[TengenToppaGurrenLagann Omae no XXX Ten wo Tarou]]"... which is cut off when Vegeta falls back to the ground.
* MyBelovedSmother: Chi-Chi gets a clear feeling for this... until Gohan quickly and shockingly puts a stop to it.
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: A variation is used by Nappa.
-->'''Nappa:''' Well, it's been fun kid. I mean, for me, not for you. As for you ''(cut to Piccolo)'', everyone important to you is dead.\\
'''Krillin:''' Hey, I'm still alive--\\
'''Nappa:''' EVERYONE IMPORTANT.\\
'''Krillin:''' ...damn it.
** Another variation:
--->'''Tenshinhan:''' Let's do it for Chaotzu!\\
'''Yamcha:''' And Krillin!\\
(ChirpingCrickets)\\
'''Yamcha:''' OK, just Chaotzu.
** Yamcha's apparent awesomeness gets turned on its head in episode 13. When they are stranded on Namek:
--->'''Bulma:''' Who knows? Maybe here I'll finally meet a real man.\\
'''Krillin:''' What about Yamcha?\\
'''Bulma:''' A ''real'' man.
*** And again when the Z Fighters show up on King Kai's planet. King Kai tells Yamcha to wash his car while the others train.
*** From episode 23:
---->'''Krillin:''' Now let's hurry up and wish back Piccolo, Tenshinhan, and Chaotzu!\\
'''Gohan:''' What about Yamcha?\\
'''Krillin:''' What ''about'' Yamcha?\\
'''Vegeta:''' [[RunningGag I don't know what this Yamcha is, but it sounds just like Raditz]].
*** From episode 24, while they're deliberating who to wish back to life:
---->'''Piccolo:''' Just wish me back.\\
'''King Kai:''' I guess we should ask Yamcha what he thinks.\\
'''Yamcha:''' Uh--\\
'''Piccolo:''' No one ''cares'' what Yamcha thinks.
* MyGodYouAreSerious: Tien says a variation of this when he realizes that King Kai wasn't joking when he said that Tien, Chaotzu, and Yamcha would be on his planet forever.
* MyNameIsInigoMontoya: Goku gives an epically nonsensical one after achieving Super Saiyan for the first time.
-->'''Goku:''' [[TheChosenOne I am the hope of the omniverse!]] [[ShiningGoodness I am the light bulb in the darkness!]][[{{Metaphorgotten}} I am the bacon in the fridge of all living things that cry out in hunger]]! I am the Alpha and the [[{{Malaproper}} Amiga!]] [[WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck I am the terror that flaps in the night!]] I am Son Goku, and I am a Super- ''*{{No Sell}}s Freeza's attack*'' -Saiyan.
* MyNameIsNotDurwood: Freeza has corrected people who mispronounced his name on two occasions: such as Goku calling him Freezer and Trunks mispronouncing it "fry-za" (Since he was using the "Frieza" spelling, lampshaded when he asks why there's an "I" in it.)
* MythologyGag: When recalling his lost underlings, Freeza mentions Cui. Only he can't remember his actual ''name'' and winds up calling him "Kiwi", which is the character's original (and less inventive) Japanese name.
** Piccolo asks if Namekians are demons. This is a reference to his first appearence in ''Manga/DragonBall'', when he was known as Demon King Piccolo.
** Super Kami Guru, unleashing Gohan's hidden potential, says he's going to go gentle on Gohan because it's his "first time". While this is a continuation of the molestation gag, it ''also'' works as an explanation for why Gohan is ultimately going to have his hidden potential unleashed twice more during the series.
** Also, during one of Krillin's [="IcannotshutupwhenImscared"=] moments, he mentioned that he once had a crush on a boy that he thought was a girl. This actually happened with Krillin and Upa in one of the early chapters of ''Manga/DragonBall''. (Also counts as ShownTheirWork.)
** Then there's Goku's comment that the wound he recieved from Ginyu is the second worst hole in his chest. Piccolo blasted a rather sizable (and fatal) hole through Goku to kill Raditz. Piccolo also shot through him during their battle in the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament, but that wasn't nearly as bad.
** Bulma is actually humming her leitmotif from Dragonball just before Krillin lands and knocks her out of her chair in episode 17.
** When Tenshinhan breaks Yamcha's leg, Yamcha yells that it's his good leg. Tien broke the other one in ''Manga/DragonBall'' at the World Martial Arts Tournament.
** In ''Revenge of Cooler'', a weakened Goku names a dying bird "[[Creator/AkiraToriyama Toriyama]]", after the original creator of ''Manga/DragonBall''. After he gives his energy to "Toriyama", he tells to "[[AnimeThemeSong teach a dinosaur to learn how to ride a ball]]".
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* TheAbridgedSeries
** [[UpToEleven The Abridged Abridged Series]]: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uo5Rhn8zuPA Dragon Ball Z Kai Abridged Episode 1]]''
* AbortedArc: The Garlic Jr. Saga [[spoiler:basically becomes a non-event when Garlic Jr. and his henchmen have the misfortune of running into Mr. Popo.]]
* AchievementsInIgnorance: Goku is able to obtain a muffin on his spaceship because he erroneously believes there's a muffin button.
--> '''Dr. Briefs:''' ...Where did you get that muffin?\\
'''Goku:''' Muffin button.\\
'''Dr. Briefs:''' But I never installed a muffin button!\\
'''Goku:''' Then where did I get this muffin...?
** The mysterious muffin button also enables mind reading, somehow.
*** In the second TFS Podcast, [[WordOfGod Kaiserneko confirmed]] a fan theory he found that [[SureWhyNot he believed explained it perfectly]]: the ship is Goku's original ship from when he landed on Earth, which used Freeza's technology. A muffin button existed on the ship before Dr. Briefs took a crack at it, because Freeza's ships have the technology to synthesize their own food.
** Goku's death counts as well.
---> '''Krillin:''' Goku, you can't die! Here! I brought a senzu bean!\\
'''Goku:''' I don't think that's gonna work.\\
'''Krillin:''' Why not?\\
'''Goku:''' I sort of have a hole in my esophagus.\\
'''Krillin:''' Wait, then how are you breathing?\\
'''Goku:''' *dies*
* ActionCommand: A [[MassEffect Renegade Interrupt prompt]] appears onscreen just before Vegeta kills Recoome and Burter.
* ActorAllusion: Played with in the Halloween special:
** Krillin (voiced by {{Lanipator}}) dresses up as Koenma, and Bulma (voiced by Megami33) ''attempts'' to dress up as Sailor Moon. They're the minds behind ''YuYuHakushoAbridged'' and ''WebVideo/SailorMoonAbridged'', respectively.
*** This is also a reference to the Japanese voice actress, Mayumi Tanaka, who voiced both Krillin and Koenma.
*** Possibly even a THIRD reference to the fact that the creators of YuYuHakusho and SailorMoon are married.
** Piccolo dresses up as Spike from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. James Marsters (Spike on ''Buffy'') plays Piccolo in ''Film/DragonballEvolution''.
** In Episode 4, Princess Snake is voiced by Lord Quadros. Lord Quadros voices Solid Snake in ''MetalGearSolidTheAbridgedSnakes''.
** Megami33 also cameos as Sailor Moon at the end of episode 4 to comment on her thoughts about Piccolo blowing up the moon.
** One of the fake Namekians in Episode 12 off-handedly mentions two guys who "just wanted to play a children's card game," a reference to {{LittleKuriboh}}, who by that point had become an official cast member.
*** More specifically, since the fake Namekians were voiced to sound like the Plutonians from ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'', it is safe to assume they are referring to two characters from WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries who were voiced like the Mooninites.
**** "It is funny because wang means penis!"
** {{Lanipator}}'s brief stint as Freeza is an allusion to voice actress Linda Young. Both Freeza and Yu Yu Hakusho's Genkai are voiced by Young, whom Lanipator's performance is based on.
** The character of Guldo is basically Dio from [=JoJo=]'s Bizarre Adventure Abridged. Antfish... does NOT voice him. But he does voice Ginyu.
** Little Kuriboh makes an allusion to his own role as [[YugiohTheAbridgedSeries Yami Yugi]]. When Freeza changes into his second form, he becomes larger and gets spikier horns. It's only appropriate that he uses his {{DAN GREEN}} voice for this form. The voice in general is not an allusion, as it predates the Kai dub by months.
** In the ''Tree of Might'' special, Tien reveals that he is Jewish. Gan Xingba, who voices him, actually is Jewish.
* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Subverted. Freeza makes a DoubleEntendre pun while dishing out a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown on Nail. Nail begins to chuckle, and Freeza thinks that ActuallyPrettyFunny is in effect. Then Nail reveals that he's actually laughing because he suckered Freeza into spending an hour flying nowhere special and then beating up a hopelessly outclassed opponent while Dende was heading back to Krillin and Gohan to help them use the dragonballs. Freeza quickly stops laughing.
** Later played darkly straight in Episode 30:
--->'''Freeza:''' Come on now, give me something funny.\\
'''Goku:''' [[spoiler: You... killed my best friend!]]\\
'''Freeza:''' Ha! That is pretty funny. Hilarious, actually.
* AdaptationDistillation: They managed to summarize the Saiyan Saga in the space of 12 episodes of approximately 10 minutes each. Then they [[UpToEleven one-upped themselves]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uo5Rhn8zuPA compressed those 120-odd minutes into 130 seconds.]]
** The half-hour finale to season 2 was in itself 12 episodes of the show compressed. According to Lani, this was for the better because some of the episodes they included dragged at an unbelievable pace. They cut the events of one out entirely because oh how much it slows the plot down (when Gohan goes back and tries to fight Freeza).
** [[spoiler: The Garlic Jr. Saga is compressed into one episode, thanks to Mr. Popo.]]
* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: Rather than the DeathByDespair induced by his people dying, Abridged Guru dies because of an unrelated heart attack (he explicitly states he doesn't care about any of the other Namekians dying). In spite of this, Guru is still revived by the wish to bring everyone Freeza or his men killed. This could be explained as his heart spontaneously restarting, which is what lines like "actually dying this time" seem to indicate.
** Goku's fight with Freeza takes a sudden and unexplained shift from them being evenly matched to Freeza effortlessly trouncing him due to Freeza powering up being skipped, the footage from Freeza powering up instead changing to Freeza being struck by lightning from God, and it does nothing to him.
*** Going from the pinball gag where Freeza enters his high score, it seems that he's already at half power, as the other scores match up with the characters power levels at that point. Though it does open a new plot hole concerning why nobody mentioned their opponent suddenly getting several times more powerful.
** In the source material, Present Trunks (but not Future Trunks) could easily become a Super Saiyan at a young age because he was conceived ''after'' Vegeta became a Super Saiyan. However, in this series, Vegeta gets Bulma pregnant ''before'' he becomes a Super Saiyan.
* ADeathInTheLimelight: A sort of common pattern in the Namek Arc; whenever a characteris going to die in the episode, they read the disclaimer. Otherwise, it's a character that gets the focus (usually Vegeta). Made [[LampshadeHanging painfully obvious]] in episode 29.
-->[[spoiler:'''Krillin''']]: "The following is a non-profit, fan-based parody. ''Manga/DragonBall'', ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' and ''Anime/DragonBallGT'' are all owned by {{Funimation}}, ToeiAnimation, Fuji Tv and Creator/AkiraToriyama. Please support the official release." Phew. Alright, how was that?\\
'''Voice Director:''' That was perfect [[spoiler: Krillin]]. Eh... don't worry about your check. We'll send it to your next of kin.\\
[[spoiler:'''Krillin''']]: ...what?
** Also common afterwards if there is a death; Freeza and King Cold both read the disclaimer for episode 33.
* ADateWithRosiePalms:
** In Episode 12, Krillin has to go a month with Bulma walking around in her underwear and no "alone time" because the toilet keeps yelling at him. He is finally able to relieve that tension in Episode 13.
--->'''Bulma:''' It's everywhere!
** In the beginning of Episode 20, Burter, Jeice, and Recoome briefly talk about the last time they felt the urge.
** In Episode 22, Ginyu makes it into a BrickJoke.
* AffectionateParody: Naturally.
* AffablyEvil:
** Nappa:
--->'''Nappa:''' (looking at Tenshinhan getting pissed that Nappa just killed his friends) Oh Vegeta, I think I made him mad. Should I talk to him about it? The first step to solving your problems is healthy communication. (Tenshinhan tries to punch him) That was very rude. I was talking to VEGETA! (beats the crap out of Tenshinhan)
** The Ginyu Force, with a special mention to the extremely polite Captain Ginyu.
* AGoodNameForARockBand: From Episode 21: Seizure Procedure
* AGodAmI: Kami in the Garlic Jr. (Aborted) Arc.
--->'''Kami:''' Oh my ME!
** Then there is this exchange between King Kai and Kami:
--->'''King Kai:''' Are you questioning God?
--->'''Kami:''' Are YOU?
** And, not to be outdone, [[JerkAss Guru]] does this upon hearing that Kami is referring to himself as God.
--->'''Guru:''' "I shall henceforth be known as Super Kami. No wait... Super Kami Guru."
** It's subtle, but in Revenge of Cooler, he gives this line:
--->'''Piccholo''': Oh yeah? Who's he?\\
'''Cooler''': That's "He" with a capital "H", by the way.
** Which is a common way to write a pronoun referring to God.
* AMindIsATerribleThingToRead: King Kai tries to telepathically link with Mr Popo. [[YourHeadAsplode Bad move]].
* AlasPoorVillain: Invoked and Subverted. It seems like Vegeta might incur this in episode 28, but quickly admits he'd still be evil even if Freeza had not enslaved his race.
-->'''Vegeta:''' (to Goku) If this situation were reversed, this conversation would never have happened. You'd be dead, and I'd be laughing. Ahaha-ah, it hurts to laugh.
* AliensSpeakingEnglish: "<I see we must speak the universal language>... English."
* AliensStealCable: Apparently they don't even need to.
-->'''Vegeta:''' (to Gohan) Oh well if it isn't [[Film/TheThreeStooges Moe Howard.]]\\
'''Gohan:''' How do you even--\\
'''Vegata:''' Space {{Hulu}}.\\
'''Gohan:''' Figures.
* AllJustADream:
** The events of Episode [[spoiler:12]]. [[OrWasItADream Well, maybe.]]
** And in Episode 19, [[spoiler:Vegeta's, ahem, ''[[BlackComedyRape encounter]]'' with Bulma...]]
** And Episode of Bardock. Well, [[spoiler:at least the FramingDevice]] is.
* AllThereInTheManual: The official Saiyan Handbook, brought out whenever the concept of Saiyans getting stronger after injuries has to be explained.
-->'''Jeice:''' Let's see, full moon, lose your tail, stronger every time you... oh. Well, I'm right f**ked, aren't I?
* AllUpToYou:
-->'''Krillin:''' (taking Spirit Bomb) Holy crap, so ''this'' is what being important feels like!
* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: InUniverse, just as in many other abridged series.
** While most of the characters are just [[CharacterExaggeration exaggerated]] versions of their normal selves, Mr. Popo has been turned into the most terrifying and/or [[HeroicComedicSociopath freaking awesome]] creature in existence.
** Nappa as a PsychopathicManchild.
** Lord Guru is a senile, bloodthirsty despot. It gets even better with an alternate interpretation of Abridged Guru, after he gives Nail a [[spoiler:false]] RousingSpeech. He knew Nail was going to die. Why not give him some hope of coming out of it alive?
** Toolo (that surviving Kanassian Alien from from ''Bardock: The Father of Goku''), who is oblivious to the fact his people are destroyed, probably because he couldn't tell the difference between his visions and the present moment anymore.
--->"I CAN SEE THE FUUUUTURE!!!"
** Freeza gives us one that explains a little too much: The Namekians are [[DeepSouth space rednecks]].
** Guldo trying to be nice to Vegeta in the past is quite the opposite of their encounter in the source material.
** In the main series, Ginyu cares very little about his men and even plans to replace them with Freeza's mooks before even finding out if they've succeeded in their mission or not. Here, he's undoubtedly loyal to Freeza and while firm with discipline, he and the rest of the force have a mutual respect for each other...except for Guldo.
** Jeice's voice actor in the FUNimation[=/=]Saban dub (using Ocean Studios) gave Jeice something of a Liverpudlian accent. Chris Sabat at FUNimation took that and turned it into an outrageously exaggerated Aussie twang instead. TFS beats it into the ground and pisses on it for good measure by turning Jeice into a full-on overly-jingoistic Larrikin.
--->'''Krillin:''' WE GET IT, YOU'RE FROM SPACE AUSTRALIA!!!
* AluminumChristmasTrees: Try searching for YouTube videos of ''TattooedTeenageAlienFightersFromBeverlyHills'' and count the number of comments from people who initially believed that this show made it up.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: This has been at play since his introduction, but Episodes 30 and 31 clearly establish that Mr. Popo is the biggest fish in the ''Dragon Ball Z Abridged'' universe.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Zarbon, very much so. At least until [[spoiler: we find out he has a girlfriend.]]
* AmusingInjuries: ''All over the place''.
-->'''Goku:''' '''AUGH''', spine! ''AUGH, RIBS!'' Definitely ribs!
** Whenever Goku is being crushed in a giant villain's hands, he squeaks like a squeaky dog toy. It is amazing.
--->"Why does everyone laugh when they do that? That's my ribs crushing my lungs!"
** Arguably, this can also apply to when Freeza grabs Goku from behind, eliciting a single squeak and an exclamation of, "Bad touch!" before Goku then pummels Freeza in a spoof of when Freeza was tenderizing Vegeta's kidney.
** And of course, the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YkEDGD_sDs&hd=1&t=9m33s most amusing injury]] of the entire series.
*** Except possibly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3ZmHV-Dqo8
* AnAssKickingChristmas: The ''Christmas Tree of Might''.
** The ''Lord Slug Abridged'' movie parodies this. Goku, IdiotHero that he is, thinks it's Christmas, but it's actually July. [[MotivationalLie King Kai tries to use this to his advantage by making Goku believe he's the savior of Christmas]], and it works until Lord Slug reminds Goku that the Earth's only frozen because he froze it himself.
* AndCallHimGeorge: Nappa and [[StarWars the Rancor]].
* {{Angrish}}: Nappa drives Vegeta into a truckload of this.
** During his fight with Vegeta, Goku took Nappa's place.
** In Episode 18, Vegeta is driven to a very immense rage. His scream is so loud, it covers the planet, reaches into space, breaches the barrier between life and death, and travels through time so Future Trunks can hear it. He then goes into a minute-long incoherent "conversation" with Krillin.
---> '''Vegeta:''' I am here for it... Dragonball... I need that Dragonball... Give it to me... One you took... Need my wish... SHUT UP GHOST OF NAPPA! I'M NOT CRAZY! YOU'RE CRAZY! ESPECIALLY YOU, NAPPA! Now, Dragonball. Hands please.
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: [[spoiler:Dende to Gohan.]]
* {{Anticlimax}}: The ending of episode 31, intentionally.
* AntiHumor: The "It's Over 9000" meme is intentionally and noticeably avoided.
** That is, until the Abridged version of the Abridged version. Vegeta screams the meme, and then has a brief shouting match with Nappa before killing him.
* AppealToObscurity
--> "Now to crush you like an Arlian."
--> "A what?"
--> "Exactly."
** And in Episode 24:
---> '''Freeza:''' "Tell me. Have you ever heard of planet Vegeta?"\\
'''Nail:''' "N-no?\\
'''Freeza:''' "Funny. Because that's exactly what I expect the ''next'' person will say when I ask them about Namek!"
* ArcFatigue: Lampshaded InUniverse in Episode 24, where Krillin randomly is surprised at the fact that they're ''still'' on Namek. He also gives the fourth wall a nudge by noting that it feels like it's been a year since they got there, which is how long it's taken to do Episodes 13-24. (For the curious, the events in those episodes take place over six days.)
* ArentYouGoingToRavishMe:
-->'''Vegeta:''' That...reminds me. [[CallBack Did you do anything to me while I was unconscious?]]\\
'''Zarbon:''' ''(affronted)'': Did-- Did I what?\\
'''Vegeta:''' Did you do anything to me while I was unconscious?\\
'''Zarbon:''' What? No! ''God'', no!\\
'''Vegeta:''' Oh, thank God! I j-- wait, what do you mean by that? Am I not good enough for you?
** Bulma's nightmare about Vegeta seems to be setting this up.
* AreWeThereYet: Nappa to Vegeta during their flight to Earth. Their ''year-long'' flight.
* AreYouDoneYet: Bulma and Ginyu do this to rants by Krillin and Vegeta, respectively.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: King Yemma describing his desk:
-->'''King Yemma:''' And not just ''any'' mahogany! But mahogany from the planet Malchior 7! Where the trees are 300 feet tall and '''BREATHE FIRE!''' From these trees this desk was forged 2000 years ago using '''ANCIENT BLOOD RITUALS OF THE MALCHIOR PEOPLE!''' Not only does this make my desk '''NIGH INDESTRUCTIBLE,''' but it can '''BEND THE FABRIC OF THE UNIVERSE ITSELF!''' [{{beat}}] ...Also it's a very fine material. Very expensive.\\
'''Kami''': O...kay.
* AskAStupidQuestion: Freeza to a Namekian elder in Episode 14.
-->'''Elder:''' What do you want from us? Why are you slaughtering our people?
-->'''Freeza:''' Well you see, I was just in the area and I thought this would be a delightful place for a summer home what the *BEEP* do you think I'm here for?
-->'''Elder:''' ...Our trees?
-->'''Freeza:''' ...Zarbon, two or three more.
* {{A-Team Firing}}[=/=]ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: "Damn man, you couldn't hit the broad side of a space-barn!"
* AtomicFBomb: Vegeta is rather prone to it. He once hurt Piccolo's ears when Piccolo was on the other side of the planet at the time, though Piccolo does have super-hearing.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Goku, Nappa, and Guru do this a lot.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: A simultaneously humorous and chilling example as Mr. Popo's explains the "pecking order" to the Z-Fighters receiving training: [[TheEveryman You]] - The Dirt - The Worms Inside of the Dirt - Popo's Stool (shown as a black box with the word "Censored" stamped across it) - Kami - Popo. A confirmation is even presented after Mr. Popo knocks Krillin off Kami's Lookout ([[RunningGag increasing his "Owned Count"]]) after asking a question out of turn, despite ''asking if anyone had any''.
* AxCrazy:
** Chi-Chi's violent outbursts are feared by Krillin.
** Also Guru. "Kill it like the rest."
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[[folder:B]]
* BackFromTheDead: Goku, Piccolo, Vegeta, Tien, Yamcha, Chaotzu, Krillin, and all the Namekians, except for the ones from the village Vegeta killed on Namek. Since they wished back the ones killed by Freeza and his men, and Vegeta wasn't one of Freeza's men anymore, those Namekians are still dead.
** And in another change from the original series, [[spoiler: Nappa is revealed to be alive in TheStinger of Episode 30 (Part 3), since Vegeta was still working for Freeza at the time he killed Nappa.]]
* BaconAddiction: Goku takes his ''very'' seriously. So much that, instead of a heart virus, Future Goku dies from...
-->'''Future Trunks:''' High cholesterol.
-->'''Goku:''' From ''what?!''
-->'''Future Trunks:''' According to the coroner, too much bacon.
-->'''[[DisproportionateRetribution Super Goku]]:''' [[TranquilFury You take that back.]]
* BadBoss:
** Freeza considers his minions extremely expendable (see WeHaveReserves below), doesn't pay them, and casually kills them off to intimidate his other soldiers and to [[MundaneUtility end awkward conversations]].
** There's also Super Kami Guru. Though his worst phase seems to be over, these days he settles for being a CloudCuckooLander {{Jerkass}}.
*** It's revealed in Lord Slug Abridged that much like Kami and Piccolo, Guru and Slug split from the same Namekian, and that ''Guru'' is the evil one.
* {{Badass}}: [[IdiotHero Go]][[BigEater ku]] manages to be an even bigger one in the Abridged series than in the main continuity, due to his fights being radically cut down in time.
* BadassBoast: Played with a lot, given the prevalence in the source material:
** Piccolo:
---> '''Piccolo:''' "Yeah. That's right. I can take anything you can dish ou-''oh God there go my organs.''"
** Vegeta's is a rather unusual case. He manages to make a BadassBoast to Cui about how he got ''destroyed'' on Earth.
** Recoome delivers an absolutely epic one in Episode 20.
--->'''Recoome:''' "Vegeta! You think that just because you're the Prince of all Saiyans, you're the best there is at what you do, but let Recoome tell ya somethin', [[HulkHogan brother]], you ain't no Wolverine, and you ain't got what it takes to step up to a [[BookerT FIVE-TIME CHAMPION!]] You see, Vegeta, you sit there and brag about how the Saiyans are the mightiest warriors in the universe, how they're the most ruthless, but look where they are now...DEAD! You talk about your legends, your warrior race, and your pride, but that [[DwayneJohnson doesn't mean a damn thing to this man!]] BECAUSE THE NAME'S RECOOME, AND IT RHYMES WITH DOOM, AND YOU'RE GONNA BE HURTIN', ALL TOO SOON!"
** Freeza derails a Namekian by keeping a running tally of how many times he's heard a particular BadassBoast. The Namekian tries to utter an original phrase, but Freeza has already heard "We're going to fuck your face!" ''twelve'' times. Admittedly, it was less common than "We're here to stop this senseless slaughter of our people" (92), "Now you're going to pay" (355), "We are the ones who will stop you" (419), or even "You insane bastard" (190).
*** Later, Goku delivers a boast even Freeza hasn't heard before.
---->'''Goku:''' Soooo, are you that Freezer Guy?
---->'''Freeza:''' I am '''Lord''' Freeza, yes.
---->'''Goku:''' Awesome! Imma deck ya in the shnoz!
---->'''Freeza:''' I...I'm sorry. That's a new one!
** Subverted again twice in Episode 25, as Vegeta already knew Freeza could transform and cuts him off, while Freeza grows increasingly bored with Vegeta's speeches about the Super Saiyan.
** Gohan gets one in Episode 26 before taking on Form 3 Freeza.
--->'''Gohan:''' Hey Freeza! The human body is composed of 75% water! I am 100% '''DEATH'''! HAVE SOME!
** Even Freeza gets one in Episode 28.
--->'''Freeza:''' You know what the difference between you and I is? You can punch a board and it will break in half. ''I'' can punch a board and ''wipe out its entire race''.
** Super Saiyan Goku gets one in episode 30.
---> '''Goku:''' I am the hope of the Omniverse. I am the light bulb in the darkness. I am the bacon in the fridge for all living things that cry out in hunger. I am the Alpha, and the Amiga.[[note]]Not a misspelling; he pronounced it wrong. Unless you're a fan of Classic DoctorWho. This could also be a reference to the Amiga line of computers, produced by Commodore in the 1980's.[[/note]] ''[[WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck I am the terror that flaps in the night]]''. I am Son Goku! And I am a Super-*blasted by Freeza before finishing* ...Saiyan.
** When presented with the whole "five minutes" thing:
---> '''Goku:''' Oh, well, then I'll have to kill you in four.
** Future Trunks delivers a good one when Freeza dismisses him as a mere distraction until the Super Saiyan shows up.
-->'''Future Trunks''': Oh, well. If you're looking for a Super Saiyan...''I can fill the part''.
* BadassCreed: The Ginyu Force:
--> '''Burter:''' Speed of light and strength of all\\
'''Recoome:''' The Ginyu Force shall make them fall!\\
'''Jeice:''' We're King Cold's army's strongest force\\
'''Guldo:''' We'll beat them all, secure the course!\\
'''Ginyu:''' If trouble meets us as we pass\\
'''Ginyu Force:''' [[AssShove WE'LL SHOVE OUR FIST RIGHT UP THEIR ASS]]!
* BadassDecay: Mentioned by King Enma while [[BreakingTheFourthWall mentioning future plot events]]. [[invoked]]
-->'''King Enma:''' I'm the closest thing to a god in this show! Until you get to the Kais... then I'll be ''horribly'' insignificant.
* BadLiar: Gohan, when facing Vegeta about the Dragon Radar.
* BadNewsIrrelevantNews: Nappa uses this in ''Bardock: The Father of Goku Abridged'' to a young Vegeta.
-->'''Nappa:''' "Well, I've got good news and bad news. The bad news is, reports say [[EarthShatteringKaboom our entire planet has been destroyed by a gigantic meteorite]], along with all its inhabitants. [...] Aaaaaaand your father [...] But the good news is, we're going to DAIRY QUEEN!!"
* BadToTheBone: Alluded to but never implemented in Episode 5 when Vegeta tells the Arlian king, "I'm about to rock you...''[[Music/{{Scorpions}} like a hurricane]]''" in reference to the projectile ChunkyUpdraft.
** Used again by Vegeta by in the stinger for episode 27, complete with the music... till Freeza stops it dead in its tracks, prompting the comment he should've known it was just a [[WorfBarrage one-hit wonder.]]
* BeardOfEvil: Parodied in the Christmas special, as Goku realizes that Turles was his EvilCounterpart, he noticed that he didn't have one of these. So he imagined one.
-->'''Goku:''' ''So evil!''
* {{Beat}}: Excessively used to increase the hilarity in any given scene.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: In Episode 5, Nail feels that his current life on Namek is dull and hopes that something exciting happens soon, not caring what it is. Then came Freeza...
** During the Christmas Special, Krillin wished for the best Christmas tree ever from Shenron, and Shenron delivered...
** When Piccolo gets wished to Namek, he appears somewhere on the planet. [[ExactWords Because they didn't specify WHERE on the planet he should be brought to]].
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: In Episode 25.
-->'''Gohan:''' I... you... healed me.\\
'''Dende:''' You are the only one I respect.
* BeleagueredAssistant: Nail puts up with a ''lot'' from [[InsistentTerminology Super Kami Guru]].
* BelligerentSexualTension: The moment leading up to Vegeta and Bulma having sex goes from arguing, to insulting, to the two of them simply yelling "Fuck you!" at one another.
* BerserkButton:
** Gohan's gets triggered multiple times, especially after Piccolo dies.
** Nappa after getting slashed by Krillin's Destructo Disk. His precious modeling career!
** Krillin snaps after Piccolo calls him a meat-shield. This was when he defeated three of the Saibamen through a LimitBreak, although nobody cares.
** With each subsequent failure, Freeza loses more and more of his composure, so the heroes thwarting his plans again and again could be considered one long, drawn out, BerserkButton.
** Vegeta '''''absolutely''''' loses it when he realizes Gohan stole his dragonball.
** [[ManChild Goku]] has some rather silly ones, mostly related to food and Christmas.
** Burter is rather sensitive about his status as ''"the fastest in the universe"''.
** King Kai and the pronunciation of his SignatureMove, the "Kaioken".
** Tenshinhan is not fond of weeaboos.
** Lord Slug and being compared to "King Piccolo".
* BetterByADifferentName: Done in-universe by Vegeta.
-->"I liked that show (''Manga/{{Bleach}}'') better when it was called ''YuYuHakusho'', and I liked ''that'' show better when it was called Anime/DragonBallZ!"
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Gohan. As if it wasn't obvious enough in the actual series.
* BiggerBad: While Vegeta was the BigBad of Season 1, Team Four Star made it pretty clear that Freeza was lurking around the corner. And during the Ginyu Saga of Season 2, Cooler and King Cold's names was thrown around.
* BigNo: This is practically Vegeta's CatchPhrase.
** One of the outtakes has Vegeta yelling various levels of BigNo in response to Nappa asking "AreWeThereYet" once.
** And Krillin when he hears that they have to face the Saiyans a second time.
** Nappa does this on the bug planet after he [[spoiler: kills a giant bug that he wanted to keep as a pet.]]
** Nappa does a particularly hilarious one when Vegeta kills[[spoiler: Vegeta Jr]].
** Aquaman does this after Nappa's "Best Day Ever".
** Gohan does this after Piccolo was killed the first time by Nappa in episode 9
** And Gohan when Piccolo was killed by Freeza in chapter 29.
** Yamcha does this when he hears that Goku is killed in Namek's explosion in #30.
* BigWhat: Piccolo, while channeling StoneColdSteveAustin in ''Lord Slug''. Mostly yelled at Gohan.
** Also Vegeta when Dodoria tells him [[spoiler:she's a woman]].
* BilingualBonus
** The Toilet in Kami's Spaceship. It spoke Japanese (saying "there is a toilet") when Dr. Briefs tried to fix it, but it was set to a "language he didn't know." Later, when Krillin tries to use it twice, the toilet speaks in German.
---> '''Dr. Briefs:''' Damn moonspeak!
*** The toilet speaks three times in German. It says, "I'm filled with pisswater!", "Shit in my face!", and "No!" The last one is briefly heard before being destroyed.
** Apparently, all Namekians are fluent in [[Franchise/StarTrek Klingon.]]
*** And the title card at the end of season one was "PLTLH (finished)".
** Episode 21's opening theme ends with the standard [[PromotionalConsideration sponsor message]] found in Japanese TV shows.
* BizarreAlienBiology: References to it are added to Freeza's soldiers for comedy.
** Also to Namekians, but specifically Piccolo.
---> '''Freeza:''' "And now, for your other glubok!"\\
'''Piccolo:''' "You're not really familiar with our anatomy, are you?"
*** A callback in Episode 29, while Freeza is demolishing Piccolo in combat:
----> '''Piccolo:''' "No, no, no-- ''*snap*'' Oh god, my glubok!"
** When fighting Vegeta, Freeza grabs and eats a crab alive. Later, when Goku knocks Freeza into the ground, Freeza cracks his neck [[BrickJoke and that same crab falls out one of the holes on the side of Freeza's head]], implying his throat is directly connected ''to his ears.''
--->'''Jamaican Spirit Crab''': Hey mon!
** Apparently the primitive Saiyans reproduced by kicking each other in the stomach.
* BlackComedyRape:
** Blink and you'll miss it during the "I'll Make a Man Out of You" video:
--->'''Krillin:''' I don't wanna die a virgin!\\
'''Popo:''' Boy, you really need to watch just what you say...\\
'''Krillin:''' OH GOD!
** The end of episode 12 runs in this direction as well. Also with Krillin.
** Episode 19. Bulma and Vegeta... [[AllJustADream Which turns out to be a dream]]. Edges with CrossesTheLineTwice; also with RapeIsLove and ArentYouGoingToRavishMe, considering how Bulma and Vegeta [[HappilyMarried end up later]].
** Twice in the Christmas special.
*** One of the evil minions happily flashes back to the time where he raped [[BestialityIsDepraved Rudolf]].
*** And later with another henchman.
---->'''Krillin''' ''(after hearing the henchman's story of how he killed a cancer patient)'': God, you are one of the '''''worst''''' mall Santas ever -- right behind those ones that molest kids!\\
'''Minion:''' So I'm the ''worst'' mall Santa?\\
'''Krillin:''' Oh, come on!
* BlatantLies: Vegeta does this in Episode 21. Goku asks Vegeta what happened to him, and Vegeta says he fell down some stairs. When Krillin attempts to call him out on this, Vegeta threatens to throw him down a flight.
** Goku blames Icarus's death on Vegeta in order to get Gohan to attack him. [[CaptainObvious This is not true.]]
** Guru does this in Episode 22 when he tells Nail he can kick Freeza's ass. As soon as Nail flies away to fight Freeza, Guru calls him a fool and says that if he had bothered to train Nail properly, he might have stood a chance.
** Even Dende pulls one on Krillin.
---> '''Dende:''' The better question is, why did I tell him he was immortal?
* BlofeldPloy: Freeza does this to Minion 43 when he gets fed up with Zarbon's incompetence.
-->'''Freeza:''' Minion 43 could you come to the bridge? I need an example.\\
'''Minion 43:''' An example of what Lord Freeza--''(explodes)''\\
'''Freeza:''' You see that, Zarbon? That's ''you'' if Vegeta is not in front of me in the next 10 minutes. *beat* ''Bye''.
* BloodKnight: Goku is excited to fight Freeza.
* BloodyHilarious: Happens in the background by the end of Episode 23. When Vegeta [[spoiler:actually squishes Ginyu!Frog, unlike what happened in the official version.]]
* BluntYes: From episode 24:
-->'''Vegeta:''' ''(angry)'' [[CallBack SO WHAT'RE YA DOIN'?]]\\
'''Gohan:''' ''(scared)'' What am I doin'?\\
'''Vegeta:''' WHAT'RE YA DOIN'?\\
'''Gohan:''' Nothing much.\\
'''Vegeta:''' THWARTIN' MAH PLANS?!\\
'''Gohan:''' Thwartin' your plans?!\\
'''Vegeta:''' '''ARE YOU?!'''\\
'''Gohan:''' ..... Yes.
* BoltOfDivineRetribution: Freeza challenges God to strike him down if he's really so evil. Cue a lightning bolt striking Freeza. [[SubvertedTrope He doesn't even feel it.]]
--> '''"Ha! [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu Nice try, jackass!]] [[TemptingFate Next time, give it your A-game!"]]'''
* BondOneLiner: Goku, of all people, makes one when he thinks he killed Freeza:
--> "You could say he suffered a bad case of...freezer burn."
** Krillin sets one up after he and Gohan take out a pair of Freeza's soldiers, but all it does is give him his first [[RunningGag Owned Count point]] of the season.
** Super Saiyan Goku makes several after Freeza's disc cuts himself.
--->'''Goku:''' Wow Freezer! You really were a cut above the rest. But too bad you didn't make the cut. Guess you could call this "a slice of life". All right then, I'll cut you a break. I'm gonna split.
* BrainBleach:
** Bulma's reaction when she walks into the cave in Episode 13, after Krillin ''relieved'' himself.
** Vegeta following the revelation that [[spoiler:Dodoria is a woman]], and especially after [[spoiler:she asks Vegeta to join her as her husband]]. Vegeta blasts [[spoiler:her]] into oblivion to repress THAT knowledge from his mind.
* BrattyHalfpint: Chaotzu
* BreadEggsBreadedEggs:
** Freeza spends the first part of Episode 27 assessing his situation (with all those dead subordinates and all) while effortlessly dodging Vegeta's attacks. When he gets to what to send the Ginyus' families, he considers gift baskets and wine before kicking Vegeta's ki blast back and deciding on gift baskets ''with'' wine.
** In ''Episode of Bardock'', Bardock, upon unexpectedly waking up in a normal bed, thinks that Hell should have beds made of spikes, spiders, or spiky spiders ("spikers").
** In Episode 31, Maron asks what [[HeterosexualLifePartners Yajirobe's and Korin's]] children would look like: fat men or kitties. Korin responds "fat kitties."
** In Episode 33, when Trunks brought the group to where Goku will land[[note]]and he brought snacks[[/note]]:
-->'''Trunks:''' Now I'm sure you're all wondering why I brought you here.
-->'''Krillin:''' Snacks!
-->'''Yamcha:''' To kill us!
-->'''Vegeta:''' To kill snacks!
* BreadEggsMilkSquick: A very straight example and in-universe:
-->'''Freeza:''' Oh good! I'll stop by [Earth] on the way home. Get some [[SpaceX space]] eggs, some space milk, and '''''BLOW IT THE F**K UP!!!'''''
** Another example during Episode 20, when Recoome explains that the only things he sells are his merchandise; we see typical Recoome memorabilia (cap, action figure, etc.), and then the last thing that pops up is a Recoome vibrator.
* BreakoutCharacter: Nappa. They brought him back for season 2; [[spoiler: his being dead at this point in the original series (and therefore not having any footage of him on Namek) didn't stop them; they just turned him into a ghost.]]
* BreakTheHaughty: Both Vegeta and Freeza are subject to this as they each realize over the span of a few episodes that they're fighting an utter moron and losing.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: It happens a few times early in the series, but that fades away as the comedy improves.
-->'''Vegeta:''' Nine minutes eighteen seconds, nine minutes eighteen seconds.\\
'''Nappa:''' What's that, Vegeta?\\
'''Vegeta:''' Happiest. Moment. Of. My life.[[note]]The moment in the video in which Vegeta kills Nappa.[[/note]]
* BreathlessNonSequitur: Vegeta's rapid-fire conversation with Gohan in Episode 18.
* BreathWeapon:
-->'''Nappa:''' Vegeta, look! [[MemeticMutation Imma firin' mah]]--BLAAH!
* BrickJoke[=/=]CallBack: Almost every joke that isn't a RunningGag. Noteworthy examples would be the ''whaaaaaaaales'', "What smells like deer," and the narrator's bet with King Kai.
** When Gohan asks Krillin if he hears Vegeta's bloodcurdling scream of rage, Krillin replies, "I ''feel'' that." Later, when Gohan asks him if he feels Freeza's energy as he's powering up, Krillin says, "I ''taste'' that."
** In Episode 25, the Solar Flare is [[spoiler:Dodoria as a fat woman]], as Freeza is the one who receives it.
** [[FunWithAcronyms Freaky Alien Genotype]]. Vegeta says this after killing [[MistakenForGay Zarbon]].
** Goku mentions Fake Namek when he arrives.
** Gohan brings up Peach Farming when fighting against Recoome:
---> '''Gohan:''' "I'm not going to back down. I may be younger than you, smaller than you, weaker than you, and much less experienced, but I know way more about Peach Farming than y-- I think this was a horrible decision."
** In 2009, Team [=FourStar=] made "Yamcha the Scarfaced Bandit", a parody of "Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer". One year later, guess what the minion Yamcha attempts to fight is playing on his scouter?
** In the Bardock: Father Of Goku special, Freeza contemplates calling Cooler, but decides against this, citing his reasons as "No, he's a prick." Cooler is later seen in his ship and deems not to fire on Goku's pod. His reasons? "Because I'm a prick." This joke carries on into a later episode when Freeza is wondering what he'll do first once he becomes immortal. He eventually decides that he'll "slap Cooler right in his smug, prick face!" And on his Space Twitter profile, the message below his boast about blowing up Planet Vegeta says "@Cooler- You're a prick".
** When Krillin and Gohan hide from Freeza and his men in Episode 14, Krillin makes a quacking noise and Dodoria comments on the majestic sound of the space duck. In Episode 21, Goku hears Krillin screaming in pain due to his beating from Recoome... and thinks it's a duck. In Episode, 25 he tries to fool Freeza into thinking he's a space duck. While right in front of him.
** In Episode 16, Guru wants Nail to gather the dragonballs to wish for a plasma screen TV. In Episode 21, he compares Dende's loss of everyone he ever loved to the origin of Franchise/{{Batman}}. When Dende has no idea who that is, "See! This is why we NEED TV!"
** After two exclamations of "No! My space <NOUN>!" from Raditz, Piccolo exclaims, "We get it, you're from space!" Much later, after Jeice finishes a sentence chock full of Australian slang, Krillin shouts, "We get it, you're from Space Australia!"
** In Episode 11, when Krillin sees Gohan's new hairstyle, he likens Gohan to Moe Howard. Then in Episode 18, Vegeta says the same thing when he meets Gohan mid-flight.
** In Episode 21, Jeice gets repeatedly punched by Goku, while trying to remember what Captain Ginyu told them to do in such a situation. When Ginyu is actually present in Episode 22, he calls him out on it.
** In Episode 23, Bulma yelled at Gohan and Krillin by saying that she fought a giant crab and killed one.
** Episode 24 has so many:
*** We found out what happened to the Albino Namekians.
*** George Takei strikes again!
*** Vegeta's "scream" occurs. Piccolo yells out, "Ow! My ear!"
*** This dialogue between Vegeta and Gohan returns from Episode 18, but with different results.
** Bulma's panties.
** In Episode 25, Piccolo mentions something about Nail adding him on MySpace. This goes back to the contents of ''Episode 1''.
** Lord Slug Abridged mentions Freeza Day, the misfit minions, and Goku saving Christmas from the Tree of Might special. When Slug goes giant, he crushes Goku and laughs when Goku squeaks, just like when Vegeta did the same as an Oozaru.
** Gohan's comment that the mountain [[SinkOrSwimMentor Piccolo was throwing him at]] looked more like a plateau gets repeated by Vegeta, when Freeza is throwing him ''into'' one.
** Vegeta's Legendary Super Saiyan Rant;
---> '''Freeza:''' I feel like we've been here before, have we been here before?
** During the credits to the ''Christmas Tree of Might'', it gets mentioned that one of Piccolo's gifts was a bigger part in the next movie. Sure enough, his role in ''Lord Slug'' was key to the good guys winning and probably the most memorable thing about that movie.
** At one point, when Freeza calls Guru a slug, he replies, "Leave my brother out of this!". [[spoiler: We learn that he's the EvilTwin of Lord Slug in the ''Lord Slug'' film.]]
** In episode 27, when Freeza is going to attack.
---> '''Gohan:''' So that means we should-?\\
'''Piccolo:''' DODGE!
** Freeza likes to keep count of all sayings and speeches he gets from opponents. In episode 27, Goku gives him a new one.
---> '''Goku:''' So are you that Freezer guy?\\
'''Freeza:''' ''[beat]'' I am '''Lord''' Freeza, yes.\\
'''Goku:''' Awesome, Imma deck you in the shnoz!\\
'''Freeza:''' ''[beat, followed by dropping Vegeta humorously]''\\
'''Vegeta:''' Ow.\\
'''Freeza:''' I'm sorry, that's a new one.
** Episode 28 brings an end to the "Kaio-ken/Kaio-what?" running gag.
---> '''Freeza:''' [[NoSell No seriously]], ''Kaio what?''\\
'''Goku:''' [[OhCrap Kaio-crap!]]\\
'''Freeza:''' Thought so.
** Episode 29 has Goku send Piccolo to hold off Freeza while he charges his attack, as payback for Piccolo getting him to do the same thing against Radditz in Episode 2.
---> '''Piccolo:''' Di...did you just hold a grudge?
** In Episode 11, Popo says, "See you when you get back! Except...this season ...''you''" to Krillin. In Episode 29, right after Krillin gets killed by Freeza, Popo appears in the stinger, saying, "Called it!"
** During Freeza and Super Sayian Goku's battle in episode 30 part 2, Freeza gets behind Goku and grabs him around the chest and he squeaks like when Vegeta squeezed him when they fought.
** When Guru confesses his sins as he's dying in episode 30 part 2, he admits that he [[spoiler:shifted the blame on the Albino Namekians after causing a drought]]. This fulfills two {{Brick Joke}}s at once: [[spoiler:The great drought]] we overheard random Namekians talking about in episode 16 and Guru explains, as Freeza had disgustedly asked in episode 22, ''that's'' how he got so fat.
** When escaping the destruction of Namek [[spoiler: Goku gets distracted by an ACTUAL Muffin button.]]
** In episode 20, Ginyu told Freeza that he was contractually obligated by his brother Cooler to perform the "Daddy's Little Princess" dance after completing a successful mission. [[spoiler: In TheStinger for episode 30, part 3, King Cold[[labelnote:Note]]Freeza's father[[/labelnote]] calls Freeza "my Little Princess".]]
** In episode 18, Vegeta yells at (a hidden) Gohan, saying, "Show yourself before I turn this place into a barren wasteland. So basically the same only on fire." In episode 30 Part 3, while trying to escape a doomed Namek, Goku says, "Everything looked the same before. Now it all looks the same but on fire!"
** In episode 24, Popo claims the plants he’s watering are pot. In episode 30, his first line is, "I'm so f***ing high right now."
** At the start of Episode 29, Krillin reads the usual legal disclaimer, then gets told by an off-screen "producer" not to "worry about your check, we'll send it to your next of kin". (Krillin's reply: "What?!") In Episode 31, Krillin reveals that he really did have next of kin: himself, thanks to a huge life insurance policy he took out on himself before leaving for Namek (which was first mentioned in episode 15).
** In a fridge heartwarming variant, Krillin explaining Karma to Dende. Dende asks if, by doing a great act of goodness, he can get his family back. Krillin dismisses it, but come the end of the season, his family gets brought back partially because of his own actions
** Vegeta announces his leaving Earth and his returning to Earth [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch the same way]].
** When Freeza thinks he's finally killed Trunks in Episode 33, the end of his boast ends in "cadaverific."
* BrokenRecord: Vegeta's ability to speak coherently [[SanitySlippage declines rapidly]] during his FreakOut in Episode 18.
** Freeza, thanks to some malfunctioning machine parts, does this in episodes 32 and 33.
* BrotherChuck: Lampshaded in Episode 10 when Bulma and the other characters are reminiscing about the times they were useful to the series.
-->'''Bulma:''' Whatever happened to Launch?
* BuffySpeak: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=dPIJLU1DkiI#t=81s Well it is a little corpsey.]]"
* BumblingSidekick: Nappa was essentially this to Vegeta.
* ButtMonkey:
** Krillin (by everyone) to the point of having a special counter whenever he is disrespected (usually someone beats him up, but in Episode 2, Krillin got owned when Master Roshi told him to shut up, and in a Season 2 episode, Krillin owned himself after screwing up a witty one-liner).
** If it isn't Krillin, it's normally Yamcha.
*** Lampshaded in the second FAQ special where the question "Why do you guys pick on Krillin so much" in answered with "Because Yamcha isn't around as much".
---> '''Bulma''' Nobody screws Yamcha but life.
*** Also, when Yamcha launches into a panicked rant upon the pending return of [[spoiler: Freeza]], Krillin responds, "You know what? If he wasn't doing it, I would."
** Raditz (by his teammates) with the constant references to how weak he was.
** Vegeta seems to be suffering a good deal of psychological trauma as well, especially in Season 2.
** Nail is one toward Guru.
** Guldo to Vegeta, who treats him like a dog, and even to the rest of the Ginyu Force.
** Icarus, who gets eaten whenever he appears in the Abridged movies.
* ButWeUsedACondom: {{Averted}} in Episode 34. Vegeta doesn't even know what a condom is.
-->'''Bulma''': Gotta admit, even with the broken ribs, you really... Wait...\\
'''Vegeta''': What?\\
'''Bulma''': Where's your condom?\\
'''Vegeta''': The fuck's a condom?!
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* TheCaligula: Guru's reign during his prime was apparently "terrifying."
* CallBack: Piccolo mentions that he switched from MySpace to "Spacebook" in Episode 25.
** In Episode 26 he mentions how he just assumed he could connect to the Internet with his antennae when Nail mentions he has apps.
** In Episode 3, Piccolo tells Gohan that he's going to throw him at a mountain in order to draw out his hidden power. [[spoiler:It doesn't work.]] Gohan corrects him, saying that it looks more like a plateau. The scene is repeated in Episode 26 between Freeza and Vegeta.
** Krillin's Destructo Disc hits a mountain after slashing Nappa's cheek, replete with sound effects used previously when Piccolo's Special Beam Cannon hit a different mountain in Episode 2.
** In the ''Lord Slug'' special, the minions think Christmas is the Earth name for Freeza Day, mentioned in the ''(Christmas) Tree of Might'' special.
** TheStinger to Episode 27 is a call back to a line from Episode 5. Vegeta even lampshades it:
--->Huh. Should've known that was a one-hit wonder.
** In episode 29, Goku has to [[spoiler:charge his spirit bomb attack to use against Freeza, and needs Piccolo to provide a distraction]]. The conversation between the two is word for word the conversation [[spoiler:between Piccolo and Goku in episode 2 when Piccolo charges his Special Beam Cannon to use on Raditz and gets Goku to distract him, only with the roles reversed.]]
*** Also,[[spoiler: not only is Goku humming the same song Piccolo was while charging the Special Beam Cannon, but Freeza finally hits Piccolo's glubock!]]
*** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded by Piccolo]], as the way in which Goku says it is so similar that the Namekian wonders if he's angry about dying last time.
----> '''Piccolo:''' Did you just hold a grudge?
** Episode 30: Kidney Shot. Doubles as IronicEcho as in this case, Freeza's on the receiving end. Only after the pause, Goku yells "Stomach Punch."
*** TheStinger? Well in reference to [[spoiler: Krillin]]'s death and episode 11...
----> [[spoiler: Popo]]: Called it.
** While searching for an escape ship, Goku notices that Namek looks "the same, only on fire" while it had looked "all the same" before. This is a call back to not one, but two things Vegeta has said previously. Once he had called out the planet for looking the same everywhere, and another time he had threatened to reduce an area he was floating in to a barren wasteland.
--->"So basically the same, only on fire."
** In the climax of episode 30, Goku finally locates the muffin button that he mentioned to Dr. Briefs.
** In episode 33, Freeza starts malfunctioning while saying "dead" and switches to "cadaveriffic".
** Also in episode 33, Krillin yells "[[Film/TheThreeStooges Whoop-whoop-whoop-whoop!]]" in the background after unintentionally pissing off Vegeta. This goes all the way back to the start of season 2 when he was called "Curly".
** In Episode 34, Piccolo, Goku, and Gohan are all training together in a three-way spar. Gohan fails to dodge every single attack and ends up falling off a cliff. Goku remarks to Piccolo that he really needs to learn how to dodge, but Piccolo interrupts, saying "Still working on that."
* CallingTheOldManOut: Gohan uses Goku and Ginyu's body swap as an opportunity to let out some much needed aggression:
-->'''Gohan:''' Abandon me for a year with Piccolo... Send me off into space... And the next time I get to see you, you lost your damn body!? YOU'RE NOT EVEN YOU ANYMORE!
* CallingYourAttacks: Subverted when Goku takes a bit too long with this to throw the Spirit Bomb and gets blasted by Vegeta.
** [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in Episode 10:
---> '''Vegeta:''' "I'm going to end this with a BIG BANG! ... kind of attack."
** [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in Episode 2:
--->'''Goku:''' "FULL NELSON!"\\
'''Raditz:''' ''(incredulously)'' "A full nelson? That won't work on me. I'm Raditz!"
** And Raditz was ''recast'' due to an argument over attack names ("Double Sunday" or "Keep Your Eye on the Birdie") ''mid-attack''.
** Finally, Piccolo tries to call the name of his five-minute beam attack during the battle with Raditz; after struggling to use the Japanese name, he just goes with the English name, Special Beam Cannon.
*** Piccolo just shouts a lot of random syllables in ''Kai Abridged''.
** Parodied in Dead Zone Abridged when Garlic Jr.'s minions have names for actions/attack patterns that didn't have any in the original, such as: "Wheel of Bitchslaps" for when they attacked Goku in a circle and "Gentle Statue Push" when Goku gets sent flying into a statue.
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsL82F-SdTE CLOTHES BEAM!]]"
*** It is easily his most metro attack.
** Recoome likes to call most of his attacks, all of which begin with his name.
*** When he jumps headfirst into King Kai's planet, he shouts, "Recoome, DIIIVE!"
* CampStraight: [[spoiler:Zarbon as revealed in Episode 17 when he mentions his girlfriend.]]
** Though in Episode 21, Freeza rants that he's convinced [[spoiler: Zarbon's "girlfriend" is named Chuck]].
* CantCatchUp: True to the original series, with plenty of comic lampshades.
-->'''Gohan:''' With this powerup, I'm now as strong as you were when we fought on earth.
-->'''Vegeta:''' [[SarcasmMode Congratulations,]] you're still weaker than the last three guys I killed.
-->'''Gohan:''' Wow. I now know what it's like to be [[ButtMonkey Krillin]].
-->'''Krillin:''' Sucks, doesn't it.
* ICannotSelfTerminate:
-->'''King Kai:''' This is King Kai. Wish these idiots off my planet before I kill myself.\\
'''Krillin:''' Wait, can gods kill themselves?\\
'''King Kai:''' I'm about to try!
* CanNotTellAJoke: Vegeta
* CanonDiscontinuity: Christmas Tree of Might. Lampshaded at the very end. And during the credits sequence.
-->'''Vegeta:''' (''still on Namek'') This is so non-canon it hurts.
* CaptainObvious: Nappa on several occasions.
** In prison:
--->'''Nappa:''' Hey, Vegeta.\\
'''Vegeta:''' What is it?\\
'''Nappa:''' We're in prison, Vegeta.\\
'''Vegeta:''' I see that, Nappa.\\
'''Nappa:''' Hey.\\
'''Vegeta:''' What?\\
'''Nappa:''' Don't drop the soap.\\
'''Vegeta:''' I swear to God, Nappa, I will shiv you.
** More Nappa:
--->'''Nappa:''' "Vegeta... I can fly!"
*** Also, the repeated:
--->'''Gohan:''' (exposition of something terrible that just happened)\\
'''Krillin:''' "YES GOHAN! I NOTICED!"
* CardCarryingVillain: Vegeta in the first season.
-->'''Vegeta:''' That's it, everyone dies! Say goodbye to your planet, Kakarot!\\
'''Goku:''' That's not very nice.\\
'''Vegeta:''' OF COURSE NOT, I'M F**KING EVIL!
* TheCastShowOff: In a particularly awesome way, "Make A Man Out Of You".
* CasualDangerDialog: "Not now Nail!"
* CatchPhrase: "Goddammit, Nappa!"
** "God''dammit''!"
** "Freakin' weeaboo.": Tenshinhan's for those who love GratuitousJapanese or [[{{Engrish}} Gratuitous Engrish]].
** "Doooodge!!" Poor Piccolo...
** One shared by the Namekians: "I don't know who/what this (noun) is, but he/it sounds (adjective)."
*** Example: "I do not know what this 'Yamcha' is, but it sounds disappointing."
** "NERRRRD!"
*** "Wait...what?"
** "Pecking order."
** "NAIL!!!" and for a moment, "BIG GREEN!!!" by Lord Guru.
** Nappa has "Hey, Vegeta...".
** King Kai has "Shut up, Bubbles/Gregory/Bojack!", usually in groups and usually ending with Bojack.
** "THE NAME'S RECOOME, AND IT RHYMES WITH DOOM, AND YOU'RE GONNA BE HURTIN', ALL TOO SOON!"
** [[IdiotHero Goku]] has "Bored now!" for a catchphrase. [[ButtMonkey Krillin]] also has "Damn it!"
** Gohan has [[OhCrap "Crap baskets!"]]
** Freeza's "Adorable."
* CelebrityEndorsement: Spoofed by Nappa's Butterfinger ad.
* CelebrityImpersonator: Or rather voice actor impersonator.
** Lanipator's voicework is a deadringer for [[ChristopherSabat Chris Sabat's]] Piccolo, Vegeta, Shenron, and his early work for Popo; Linda Young's Freeza (albeit briefly); and Justin Cook's Raditz ([[RuleOfFunny until the recast]]). He also replaced MasakoX as the voice of Master Roshi in season 3, sounding much closer to MikeMcFarland's version of him.
** Kaiser Neko for [[SeanSchemmel Sean Schemmel's]] King Kai, [[EricVale Eric Vale's]] Future Trunks, and a remarkably good Yajirobe.
** Ganxingba for John Burgmeier's Tenshinhan.
** Vegeta3986 for Sabat's Yamcha and (in the first FAQ special) Creator/BrianDrummond's Vegeta.
*** Faulerro, who replaced Vegeta as Yamcha halfway through season two, also sounds similar to them.
** Played with by LittleKuriboh for Freeza in Bardock the Father of Goku, where he initially resembles Linda Young's Freeza, before coughing a returning to his usual Abridged Voice, explaining that "[he] had something in his throat". Also, despite being cast before ''Anime/DragonBallKai'' was even announced, his Freeza sounds uncannily similar to ChrisAyres' more sophisticated take on him.
** General Ivan's Cooler for Tom Hardy's Bane, especially after he transforms.
* CerebusSyndrome: Yes, you read that right. The Namek arc is slightly more serious than the Saiyan arc, due to Freeza still being evil and nasty. Sometimes it's PlayedForLaughs, but mostly it's genuine drama.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: The Abridged version of the Dead Zone movie (even before the rest of the series) had surprisingly different characterizations for some of the characters, such as Gohan being of average intelligence for his age (or possibly lower,) and Goku being rather callous about his son's well-being.
** The first episode has Nappa wanting to use the Dragon Balls to wish for panties after overhearing Oolong's line about wishing for a pair of Bulma's. Later episodes made him more of a PsychopathicManchild and less of a perv, to the point that when Oolong's line is repeated in a flashback, Nappa's reaction is now "Yes...pandas..."
* CharacterExaggeration: Lots of it:
** Nappa becomes [[PsychopathicManchild FAR too insanely stupid to live]], Piccolo becomes a lonely and [[DeadpanSnarker sarcastic]] JerkAss, Krillin's ButtMonkey status has increased to crazy levels (right down to having a counter for the many times he's been "owned"), and Vegeta becomes pretty much the sanest character (when he's calm), and he's the bad guy (for now).
* ChewBubblegum: Piccolo screwed this one up several times throughout ''Dead Zone''.
* TheChewToy: Krillin, with his status as ButtMonkey.
* ChirpingCrickets: Both times when Gohan was kidnapped ("Quick, somebody stop him!") and after Yamcha adds that he and Tenshinhan should rescue Krillin during their training in the time city.
* ChristmasSpecial: ''Christmas Tree of Might''.
* CloudCuckoolander: Nappa.
-->''[Gohan disappears from Nappa's sight as he tries to stomp him]''\\
'''Nappa:''' "Huh! Where'd he go? Did he disappear? Or [[AllJustADream was he never there to begin with]]?\\
''[Dramatic music plays]''
** And Guru.
--->'''Guru:''' "I shall henceforth be known as Super Kami. No wait... Super Kami Guru."
** King Yemma is sometimes no better, with his obsession with his desk, and more specifically the material it's made out of: mahogany. But not just ANY Mahogany. Mahogany from the planet of Melchior SEVEN, where the trees are 300 feet tall and breathe FIRE!
* ClusterBleepBomb: In one episode, Vegeta goes into a long rant, most of which can't be heard over the beeps of Jeice's scouter. During TheStinger of that episode, the rant is heard without the beeps, but it turns out to be a MinorInsultMeltdown or string of {{Unusual Euphemism}}s instead. [[note:*:If you listen closely, the dialogue sounds slightly different than when he first said it, but it still gives the implication that's what he said in-universe.]]
-->'''Vegeta:''' "Son of a g[[spoiler:um-chewing]] f[[spoiler:unk monster]]! Why the f[[spoiler:ruit]] does all this f[[spoiler:unny]] s[[spoiler:tuff]] happen to me?! F[[spoiler:orget]] my life! Always surrounded by miserable f[[spoiler:ail]]ing clods! Like this whole world just likes to bend me over and [[TheBigLebowski f]][[spoiler:[[TheBigLebowski ind]]]] [[TheBigLebowski me in the A]][[spoiler:[[TheBigLebowski lps]]]]! Like I'm some sort of s[[spoiler:chlock receptacle]]! Well as far as I care, these miserable c[[spoiler:ow]]s can have a f[[spoiler:ancy barbeque]], with a Goddamn pig!"
* CombatCommentator: Jeice and Burter during [[ColonCancer Episode 20: Namekimania: Vegeta vs. Recoome]].
* CombinedEnergyAttack: The Spirit Bomb. And charging too long ends up draining so much energy it kills a deer.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: This exchange between Ginyu and Vegeta.
-->'''Vegeta:''' You know, I'm surprised you're here, Ginyu; I thought you'd be busy polishing Freeza's boots.
-->'''Ginyu:''' First off, Lord Freeza doesn't wear boots. Second, if he did, I'd've already polished them.
** And then there was this exchange between Goku and Freeza
--->'''Freeza:''' Unfortunately, Vegeta and I were having ourselves a disagreement. He wanted himself to live, and well... I didn't.
--->'''Goku:''' Why do you want to die?
--->'''Freeza:''' Wha-? No! I-I-I meant-I meant I want ''him'' to di-
--->'''Goku:''' Is it 'cause you look weird?
** A very large portion of episode 28 involves this happening between Goku and Freeza.
--->'''Freeza:''' I'll fight you without using ''either'' of my hands.
--->'''Goku:''' Alright, then I'll fight without using my shirt.
--->'''Freeza:''' I think you're missing the point...
--->(later)
--->'''Goku:''' You punched me ''in the face!''
--->'''Freeza:''' You bit my tail!!!
--->'''Goku:''' Yeah, well I still haven't used my shirt!
* TheComicallySerious: Tenshinhan is the only serious character in this show. That's the joke.
* ContentWarnings: The outtakes, parodied. "If you're under the age of 18 and [[spoiler: have not heard the word "fuck" before... well, ya have now."]]
** '''Krillin:''' "Warning! The following contains strong language not suitable for minors. If you're under the age of 18, then you[[spoiler:-"'''*CRASH*''' "'''OH MY GOD WHAT THE ''FUCK'' WAS THAT?!'''"]]
* CouchGag: From Episode 17 onward, the "please support official release" message is always done by the character who dies in that episode. (Or, in Episode 25's case, the character who ceases to exist as an individual being in that episode. Jeice and Recoome died the following episodes they did their announcements though, and Vegeta didn't die in Episode 18, although his sanity did temporarily)
** In Episode 28 this is taken another step: a character who was [[AlmostDeadGuy horribly wounded at the end of 27]] (yes, he did the message for that episode) does it for this one too... slowly... and in great pain.
** Lampshaded in episode 29, where [[spoiler:Krillin]] does it and then is told that his paycheck will sent to his next of kin.
* CoversAlwaysLie: The new intro sequence for episode 31, [[spoiler:and the pre-intro scene all show that we'll get into the Garlic Jr saga. The entire episode is about Krillin and his new girlfriend, at the end of which Garlic Jr attacks the lookout and gets [[CurbStompBattle send back to the Dead Zone by Mr Popo immediately.]]]] Almost certainly deliberate.
* CrazyPrepared: Apparently Vegeta carries dog treats with him at all times for whenever he might run into Guldo.
* CreepyChild[=/=]CreepyMonotone: Dende, though Krillin doesn't think so.
-->'''Dende:''' Mr. Gohan, those things on that person's chest, what are they?\\
'''Gohan:''' Oh, on Bulma? Those are breasts.\\
'''Dende:''' They look lovely. I wish to nestle between them.\\
'''Krillin:''' [{{beat}}] You are just a''dorable''!
** He briefly drops the monotone post-Guru powerup.
* CrossDressingVoices: Chaotzu and Puar are both voiced by Megami33.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Goku is, by all means, a complete and total idiot through and through, but he's also incredibly badass when the time calls for it. He's a strange variation of his trope in which his idiocy does not take a backseat to his badassery, adding an extra layer of insult to his opponents' injuries.
* CrossOver: The Superfriends in Episode 5. Aquaman's whales [[spoiler: killed by Nappa in Episode 8]].
* {{Crunchtastic}}:
-->'''Reporter 2:''' Mr. Kent, if you had to come up with a word for how dead he is, what would it be?\\
'''Mr. Kent:''' Cadaveriffic!
* CurbStompBattle: [[YouShouldKnowThisAlready Goku vs Nappa in Episode 9. Also, Zarbon vs Vegeta in Episode 16. And Vegeta's rematch.]] [[RunningGag Also Goku vs Recoome and Goku vs Jeice & Burter.]]
** One that isn't plot-relevant is Nappa vs. the Arlian king's thirteen elite guards. He kills them all in a second... [[BizarreAlienReproduction just to see how Arlians breed]].
** Piccolo vs. Dorodabo in ''Lord Slug Abridged'', followed by Goku vs. Angira and Medamatcha.
--->'''Dorodabo:''' '''''[weakly]''''' ''Please'' don't break mah arm...\\
'''Piccolo:''' '''''[deadpan]''''' No.\\
''*CRUNCH*''
** King Kai vs most of the Ginyu's. [[spoiler: One moment they're mocking him the next they fall down into Hell.]]
** Mr Popo vs Garlic Jr. It was a CurbStompBattle in the original series too, just the other way around.
** Episode 33. Future Trunks versus Mecha-Freeza and King Cold. They don't stand a chance.
* CurseCutShort: A RunningGag with Vegeta is them ''appearing'' to do this by shifting scenes or bleeping his words, but then it [[SubvertedTrope gets finished anyway]].
--> '''Vegeta:''' "[[RapidFireNo Nononono]] FUUUUUUUU--" ''[[MeanWhileBackAtThe (scene change) (scene changes back)]]'' "--UUUUUUUUCK!"\\
'''Vegeta:''' "''FU'' [BEEEEEP] uck."\\
'''Vegeta:''' "Oh you mothe[=rF=]U--" ''(scene change)'' (heard from a distance) "--CKEEEEEERS!"\\
'''Piccolo:''' "Ow! My ears!"
** Jeice's curse gets cut short in Episode 23:
---> '''Krillin:''' "Why's that Space New Zealand guy here?"\\
'''Jeice:''' "Oh, what the [[CurseCutShort fu]]--"
** Combining this with LastSecondWordSwap: during episode 30, when it looks like Namek has been destroyed and King Kai's plan has failed, King Kai is on an angry rant when Kami telepathically contacts him:
---> '''King Kai:''' "And then there's this c-- ami?"
** Roshi gets one in Episode 2 after it's explained to him that two Saiyans much stronger than Raditz were on their way to Earth in a year. (And this is right ''after'' Goku dies and Piccolo kidnaps Gohan and takes off.)
---> '''Roshi:''' "Well... ...fu-" (cut to title sequence)
* CutawayGag, LastSecondWordSwap, and SmashCut: Bulma, Goku, and Vegeta get in on this in Episode 17.
-->'''Bulma''' ''(after seeing Zarbon)'': Oh my God, he's so hot! I just wanna grab him and--\\
'''Goku''' ''(doing upside down crunches)'': ...sixty-nine, seventy, seventy--\\
'''Vegeta''' ''(confronting Zarbon)'': One time, you've defeated me Zarbon, and that's one time too many.
* CutHimselfShaving: Goku asks Vegeta if he got beaten up by the Ginyu Force. Vegeta responds thusly:
-->'''Goku:''' Vegeta, what happened to you? Did you get beat up by this guy [[note]]Recoome[[/note]]?\\
'''Vegeta:''' Ahh... No? I... um...\\
'''[[spoiler:Ghost Nappa]]:''' You fell down some stairs.\\
'''Vegeta:''' I fell down some stairs.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:D]]
* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: Nail informs Piccolo that he knows a dangerous technique, forbidden to ever be used.
-->'''Piccolo:''' And we're just going to abuse it?\\
'''Nail:''' Oh, ''maliciously''.\\
'''Piccolo:''' Bitchin'! What we do?
* DarkerAndEdgier: Season 2 compared to Season 1, owing to the source material.
* DaydreamSurprise: Used to cut out some filler; after being crushed by Vegeta, Goku merely ''imagines'' that he's still able to move.
* DeadpanSnarker: Vegeta when he's not [[{{Angrish}} too pissed to form coherent sentences]].
** Piccolo. All the time.
** Dende as well.
* DeathByAdaptation:
** [[spoiler:Ginyu. Vegeta was about to let Ginyu go, seeing as he already killed seven of Freeza's elite warriors.]]
--->'''Vegeta:''' [[spoiler: Psyche! Eight for eight! *SQUISH*]]
** Remember that planet with the cute critters Goku used to gather energy for his spirit bomb? He later deflects one of Freeza's attacks into that planet.
** Likely also the Namekian child who gets squished by one of the now-inactive Namekian dragon balls in part 2 of episode 30... right after Guru states the same child is the only Namekian he actually cares about...
---> '''Guru:''' Ha!
* DeathIsCheap:
** Lampshaded and discussed in episode 30:
--->'''Yamcha:''' You make it sound like death has no consequence!\\
'''Tien:''' It really doesn't. We're literally waiting to go back. Hell, this is Chaozu's second time.\\
'''Chaozu:''' Next time, I get a free sundae!
** In episode 34, Trunks points out that, had he not killed Freeza, all of Goku's friends would have been killed.
--->'''Goku:''' The dragon wouldn't be happy 'bout that one!
* DefeatEqualsExplosion: The use of this trope in ''Manga/DragonBall'' itself is lampshaded.
-->''(Vegeta hits the ground, large explosion. Later, he crawls out.)''\\
'''Vegeta:''' (gasping) Why did I explode?
* DelegationRelay: Freeza tells Zarbon to give the command. Zarbon tells Dodoria to give the command. Dodoria gives the command to nameless mooks. Nameless mooks follow said command and die like flies as the above three stand around looking bored.
** Plus the dragon balls being used for the [[UnspokenPlanGuarantee Unspoken Plan]] from King Kai.
--->'''Shenron:''' How can I be of service, Lord Popo?
--->'''Popo:''' Good question. Kami, the f**k am I doing?
--->'''Kami:''' Good question. King Kai, the f**k is he doing?
* DeliciousDistraction:
** Goku has this in ''spades''. Anytime anything with reference to any food is mentioned around Goku, he plays this trope straight. He does it when his ribs are being crushed by his brother...
--->'''Raditz:''' ''(stomps on Goku's ribs)'' STOP IGNORING ME!\\
'''Goku:''' AH! MY RIBS! I THINK YOU BROKE MY- Mmmm… Ribs…
** And ''twice'' while fighting Vegeta, enough to get the latter enraged enough to destroy Earth.
** In episode 4, during the ShoutOut to PacMan, Goku stops in the maze to eat a steak just laying there, while being chased by Princess Snake's head.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Goku ''thinks'' this is the case with Vegeta. [[SubvertedTrope In reality, not so much.]]
-->'''Goku:''' We're friends now, right?
-->'''Vegeta:''' Fuck off.
-->'''Goku:''' ''The best!''
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: Piccolo: "And now to redeem myself, through one final act of redemption!"
** Krillin: "On the plus side, I no longer have to pee anymore."
* DespairEventHorizon: Vegeta, upon realizing Goku is the last remaining Saiyen. His eyes say it all.
* DescriptionCut: When Goku wonders where Bulma is in episode 22, Krillin assumes she's doing "something girly". Cut to her fighting a GiantEnemyCrab underwater in a MiniMecha.
** In episode 15, when Zarbon and Freeza's discussion of Dodoria's abilities are inter-cut with him failing at every instance.
* DestructoNookie: Vegeta and Bulma in episode 34.
* DeusExMachina: Pulled off with Yajirobe in episode 10, if only because he hadn't even been mentioned at all in the AbridgedSeries up until [[spoiler:he cut off [[EverythingIsBetterWithMonkeys Oozaru Vegeta's]] tail.]]
** Then there's this exchange:
--->'''Goku:''' I brought some senzu beans.\\
'''Krillin:''' Whoo-hoo! [[{{Pun}} Legume Ex Machina!]]
** The fact that the [[spoiler: Muffin Button]] saves Goku's life when Namek explodes.
* DiagonalCut: Trunks lampshades this when he explains that he spent a month practicing the move so the bodies would fall just right.
* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: Freeza calls God a jackass after He tries and fails to strike him down.
* DieOrFly: [[AvertedTrope Completely Averted]]. When Gohan is thrown towards the cliff, he flies face first into it, complete with whining.
* DirtyOldMan: As of Episode 28, it would appear King Yemma has gotten bored, and is forcing the dead to strip down naked when he judges them. That's why Vegeta comes to Goku naked in a near-death experience.
-->'''Vegeta:''' Idiot, you don't take your clothes with you when you die.\\
'''Goku:''' Well, I did.\\
'''Vegeta:''' What?\\
'''Goku:''' Yeah. Even had my weighted clothes on, too. And I didn't even die in those. Hmmm...\\
'''Vegeta:''' THAT LYING RED MOTHERF*CKER!!!
* DisappearedDad: As the series has progressed, Gohan is displaying increasing anger and disgust with his generally ineffective and absent father. It becomes an asset after [[spoiler: Captain Ginyu steals Goku's body, and Gohan launches into a violent rage while shouting all the things that Goku has subjected him to.]]
* DiscontinuityNod: Done by Guru as he reads the disclaimer for Episode 24. He sounds audibly surprised that ''Anime/DragonBallGT'' is included on the list of Creator/AkiraToriyama's ''Franchise/DragonBall''-related intellectual property.
* DisproportionateRetribution: "Hello, and welcome to the Heavenly Check-In Station. Please no cutting in line. If you are caught cutting in line, you ''will'' be sent straight to hell." Of course, cutting in line in front of the gate of heaven before your soul is judged really isn't a very smart move.
** This exchange from episode 25:
--->'''Dende:''' (''To Freeza'') They're from Earth.\\
'''Krillin:''' Little Green, ''why??''\\
'''Dende:''' Because my name is Dende.
* DistantReactionShot: In episode 18, when Vegeta discovers that Gohan swiped his stashed Dragon Ball, [[SerialEscalation we get a string of these]] showing that Vegeta's yell is audible across Namek, in Goku's spaceship (still in space), in Yemma's house in the afterlife (he assumes it's his wife), and ''Earth 20 years in the future'' ("Daddy?").
** Another one when Krillin [[ItMakesSenseinContext gets barfed on by Freeza in 28.]]
* DistractedByTheSexy: Bulma upon seeing Zarbon. Until she sees him transform...
** When Freeza gets a closeup look at Goku's abs, his first response is, "Oh my god, you could grind meat on it."
* DoesNotUnderstandSarcasm: Goku and Zarbon.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: ... let's just say this crops up a lot around Zarbon.
--> '''Vegeta:''' [[DoubleEntendre Face down with another man beating your ass.]] Is it Wednesday already, Zarbon?
** In episode 32, Krillin explains to Gohan why he's so certain that Freeza is on his way to Earth.
---> '''Krillin:''' Gohan, when you've had a man inside of you, you know when he's coming.
* DontExplainTheJoke: Subverted at one point. When Pavlov's effect is mentioned, the [[PaintingTheMedium TV actuality switches to a report explaining its origin]].
** Played straight a couple episodes later:
--->'''Vegeta:''' Now it's time to reveal my giant monkey... ''[camera over his crotch]''\\
'''Crowd:''' ''[collective gasp]''\\
'''Vegeta:''' ...form. ''[camera pans to his face]''\\
'''Crowd:''' ''[sighs of relief]''\\
'''Man in Crowd:''' Thank God, I thought he meant penis!
* DoNotCallMePaul: When Vegeta mentions Goku's birth name, Kakarot, to Captain Ginyu (while the latter is broken and beaten on the ground in Goku's body), this discussion occurs...
-->'''Vegeta:''' Hahaha! The best part about this? I get to kill both Ginyu ''and'' Kakarot at the same time!\\
'''Goku!Ginyu:''' Wait, who's Kakarot?\\
'''Vegeta:''' You're Kakarot.\\
'''Goku!Ginyu:''' I thought his name was Goku.\\
'''Krillin:''': His name ''is'' Goku!\\
'''Vegeta:''' No, it's Kakarot!\\
'''Goku!Ginyu:''' But he just said "Goku".\\
'''Krillin:''': Yeah, I did!\\
'''Vegeta:''' ''I know what he said!'' Bu-\\
'''Goku!Ginyu:''' So what is it? Kakarot, or Goku?\\
'''Krillin/Vegeta:''' It's Goku/Kakarot!\\
'''Vegeta:''' NO, NO, NO! Just... Look. His Saiyan name is Kakarot, but he changed it when he landed on Earth as a baby, so they kept calling him by his Earth name, and I am calling him by his real name.\\
[[{{Beat}} *Beat*]]\\
'''Ginyu!Goku:''' [[IdiotHero So does that make]] ''[[IdiotHero me]]'' [[IdiotHero Ginyu?]]\\
'''Vegeta:''' [[{{Angrish}} *Screams at the top of his lungs while he flies towards Ginyu*]]
* DoubleEntendre: Zarbon practically lives off of these.
** Vegeta likes to invoke this trope to mock Zarbon.
--->'''Vegeta:''' Now let me put this in a way you'll understand: I'm about to blow my load all over your insides...
--->'''Zarbon:''' What... the...
--->'''Vegeta:''' ''[[CrossesTheLineTwice No homo]].''
** Zarbon's association with this trope is even well known to Freeza.
--->'''Goku:''' (screaming due to his burning posterior) My butt is flaming!!
--->'''Freeza:''' ...I miss Zarbon.
** A whole slew of these were thrown in episode 24 when Goku was explaining his situation to King Kai after he landed on Namek.
--->'''Goku:''' Well, when I got down here, I ran into some really weird guys. One was really big and muscly, but he went down really easy. Then these two guys double-teamed me. One of them took it really hard in the back, but the other didn't seem that interested, so he went and brought this really horny guy.
--->[['''GeorgeTakei:''']] Oh, my.
** Lord Slug drops one of these as well.
---> "This is amazing! I feel like a young, strapping lad, beating his meat furiously for the first time!"
** Krillin gets a lot of these from 31 on, such as Gohan and his mother's tuna.
* DreamTeam: Voice, editing, and writing by some of the best abridgers out there.
** {{LittleKuriboh}} as the Narrator and Freeza.
** Takahata101
** [[AvatarTheAbridgedSeries GanXingba]]
** [=hbi2k=]
** [=KaiserNeko=]
** [[YuYuHakushoAbridged Lanipator]]
** [[NarutoTheAbridgedSeries MasakoX and Vegeta3986]]
** [[WebVideo/SailorMoonAbridged Megami33]]
** [[JojosBizarreAdventureAbridged Antfish]]
* DrivenToSuicide: An army of mooks in episode 12.
** [[spoiler: Yamcha in the BadFuture Trunks is from.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:E]]
* EarlyBirdCameo: Vegeta and Nappa in episode 1, Guru and Nail in episode 5, Trunks in episode 18, and Cooler and an infant Broly in ''Bardock Abridged''.
** The mentions of Bojack are a partial example since we're told he's there and we hear his voice a couple times, but we won't see him until they abridge his movie (if they do so).
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Generally averted, but in the Dead Zone abridged movie (made before the official formation of Team [=FourStar=]), Gohan was portrayed as mentally handicapped ("I know how many fingers fish have!"). In the regular series, he's probably the most intelligent character of the bunch.
** In the pre-TFS abridged movies, most notably The World's Strongest, Goku was portrayed with as a {{Trickster}}, being able to outwit his opponents. He was also portrayed as mean-spirited, especially towards Krillin, and swore often. These traits carried over into the first two DBZ Abridged episodes, after which Abridged Goku became the [[DeliciousDistraction food-obsessed]] IdiotHero that is TooDumbToLive, but we all know now.
* EccentricMentor: Guru. "I'm about to misuse my hand upside your head!"
* EliteMooks: The Arlian elite guards [[CurbStompBattle get wiped out in a second]].
* EpilepticFlashingLights: Jeice and Burter's combo attack "SEIZURE PROCEDURE!" It gives Krillin unlucky number 13 on his Owned Count.
* EspeciallyZoidberg: When Goku finds his allies dead.
-->'''Goku:''' Hey guys, what'd I miss? Oh... are they all? Tenshinhan... Piccolo... Yamcha... Oh wow, especially Yamcha.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Mr. Popo does not torture... ''cats...''
** Killing and maiming is one thing, but [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=aossw4UUjVA#t=361s televising it]] for the enjoyment of others? Even Vegeta finds that tasteless.
--->'''Vegeta:''' And-is that a camera? What kind of sadistic retard watches this crap?!?
--->'''Freeza:''' [watching this on his TV] Love this show.
* EverybodyLaughsEnding: Goku, Gohan, Krillin, and Piccolo have one after Goku's BondOneLiner, then subverted when Freeza reveals the Spirit Bomb didn't kill him.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Princess Snake, who's voiced as though she were [[Franchise/MetalGear Solid Snake]].
* EvilBrit: Freeza, Cooler, and Android 20.
* EvilCounterpart: Inverted with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76r7fjarhiQ Blue Popo]], who is the good counterpart to Mr. Popo. Things don't end well for him.
-->'''Mr. Popo:''' Prepare to be assimilated.
* EvilLaugh: Mr. Popo. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dAUYAg8mAQ Prepare for restless sleep tonight, kids!]]
** Piccolo really gets into it as well in the first two episodes.
* EvilTwin: In the end of the Lord Slug movie special, Slug is implied to be this to Guru. [[spoiler: It's the other way around.]]
* EvilSoundsDeep[=/=]CreepyMonotone: Freeza in Episode 24.
-->'''Freeza:''' Oh no, don't mind me. By all means...(voice drops two octaves) '''Give me some ideas.'''
* ExactlyWhatIAimedAt:
** Goku spends several seconds arguing with Freeza about having missed until Freeza just decides to let the eventual volcanic eruption speak for itself.
** In ''Revenge of Cooler'', Piccolo fires a blast at Neiz, who dodges it by retracting his head. Sauza immediately points out that it was aimed at Doore, who gets vaporized.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Space Australia.
-->'''Krillin:''' So it's like Australia...\\
'''Jeice:''' ...[[SpaceX In space]].
* ExecutiveMeddling: It has the power to turn Bardock into a Super Saiyan apparently.
--> '''Bardock:''' OF ALL THE STUPID... ASININE... [[JumpingTheShark SHARK-JUMPING]] BULLSHIT!!!
* ExternalRetcon: Episode 6 hangs a lampshade on King Kai's explanation for Planet Vegeta's destruction, [[AdaptationInducedPlothole which is completely at odds with series canon]]. Turns out that Freeza's a WikiVandal:
--> "''[[RocksFallEveryoneDies Stupid monkeys hit by falling rocks]] [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial (not deathball thrown by Freeza)]]. Hahahahahahaha! P.S. Freeza rules you.''"
* ExtremeMeleeRevenge: Goku incapacitates Nappa in less than ten seconds, and proceeds to break his arm and throw him across the field.
-->'''Nappa:''' Not that way. My arm doesn't bend that way! *crack* AWW, NOW IT DOES!
* EyeScream: Vegeta's at the receiving end of [[RuleOfThree three of these]] in the Season 1 finale.
-->'''Vegeta:''' GAH! MY eye! Why is it always the goddamn eye!?
** Made into somewhat of a [[BrickJoke Brick Joke]] in episode 18. When Vegeta pops a blood vessel in his eye, it pops in his right eye. The same eye that was both elbowed by Gohan and blasted by Goku in the aforementioned episode.
** Again in ''Lord Slug Abriged'' when Gohan defeats a mook by shattering the glass visor of his helmet.
--->'''Mook:''' OH GOD ALL I CAN SEE IS GLASS AND BLOOD!
[[/folder]]

[[folder:F]]
* FakeOutOpening: [[spoiler:Episode 31's opening credits show scenes from the filler Garlic Jr. saga, making you think the entire arc will be adapted. Mr. Popo however resolves the plot rather quickly.]]
* FakeStatic: Goku somehow manages to trick King Kai into thinking he hung up... during a telepathic conversation. This is immediately lampshaded by King Kai himself:
-->'''King Kai:''' He hung up on me! How the hell did he even do that?!
* FalseReassurance: To reassure Krillin he won't retaliate for wounding him for Zenkai power boost, Vegeta tells him, "I will not PUNCH you".
** And when Krillin does shoot him, Vegeta mutters, "You are so punched!"
* FamousLastWords
-->'''Jeice:''' (right before getting blasted to Kingdom Come by Vegeta) Clever girl.
-->'''Vegeta:''' (episode 28) Because, Kakarot, you are our race's last hope. [[LastOfHisKind You...are the last remaining Saiyan]]. [[OhCrap Oh God, you're the last remaining Saiyan!]]
* FantasticRacism: Complete with Fantastic Genocide. The Namekians keep referring to a race of Albino Namekians that were "purged" and that they all view as hideous.
* FauxActionGirl: Chi-Chi gets to beat up one {{Mook}} during the Lord Slug movie with the "[[CallingYourAttacks Housewife Style! Kick of a thousand menstrual cycles]]"
-->'''Chi-Chi:''' See? Just because I'm a woman... ''[gets instantly knocked out by another henchman]''\\
'''Bulma:''' [[LampshadeHanging That actually lasted longer than I expected.]]
* FeelNoPain: Krillin receives a kick from Recoome that throws his nervous system out of whack and leaves him unable to feel the pain from the kick...for a few seconds.
* [[FemaleMonsterSurprise Female Alien Surprise]]: The most accurate description we've got for [[spoiler: Dodoria being female.]]
* FinishingEachOthersSentences: Done at least twice:
-->'''Vegeta:''' All I have to do now is stay under the radar and not fly around like a jackass saying...\\
'''Krillin:''' I've got a dragonball!\\
'''Vegeta:''' I was gonna say, "come and get me Freeza", but that works too.
** Not long after that:
--->'''Zarbon:''' Maybe Lord Freeza won't find me if I just stay low and don't fly around like a jackass saying...\\
'''Vegeta:''' Come to papa, you bald bastard!\\
'''Zarbon:''' [[StrangeMindsThinkAlike I was going to say, "come and get me Freeza", but that works too!]]
** Played with a few moments later:
--->'''Bulma:''' Oh my god, [Zarbon's] so hot! I just want to grab him and...\\
'''Goku:''' (doing training) ...sixty-nine, seventy, seventy-...\\
'''Vegeta:''' ...One time you defeated me, Zarbon, and that's one time too many!
* FlameWar: For quite a popular series, these are prevalent in the forums and on Youtube. Also mentioned in the FAQ Specials.
** In the TFS FAQ Special, Vegeta says that somebody who asks who to voice for will be flamed. Along with that, in the 2nd TFS FAQ Special, Chaotzu insults people who want to audition, saying that "they have no talent" and that "they suck".
** NEVER... EVER... ''EVER''... speculate about a future appearance of [[spoiler:Ghost Nappa]].
** There are also debates of how Guru is either a great and hilarious character or a horrible and predictable character.
** Nappa himself. Some people just plain hated him.
** Surprisingly, Popo hasn't received any negative criticism... yet.
*** They just know better.
*** [[spoiler:_O O_]]
* FlatWhat: This exchange:
-->'''Vegeta:''' Look at you, Dodoria, you're always so damn proud. And now here you are, crying like a woman!\\
'''Dodoria:''' [[spoiler: I AM A WOMAN!]]\\
'''Vegeta:''' What.
** Also this:
--->'''Nappa:''' Good effort, [[ItMakesSenseInContext but I'm the Patty Cake Champion]]!\\
'''Piccolo:''' [{{beat}}] What.
** After Piccolo's death.
--->'''Gohan:''' '''[[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness I'm going to eviscerate you and use your gushing intestinal tract as a condom while I fornicate with your skull!]]'''
--->'''Nappa:''' [[DumbMuscle What.]]
--->'''Gohan:''' '''I'm gonna skull-f''[[SoundEffectBleep *beep*]]'' you!
** Two in rapid succession in episode 16:
--->'''Yamcha:''' [[AccidentalInnuendo But I waxed off everything. I waxed off your car, I waxed off your house, I even waxed]] [[NoodleImplements off your monkey]].[[invoked]]\\
'''Piccolo:''' Okay, I just started paying attention. What.\\
'''Yamcha:''' Seriously, when are we going to learn the [[NoPronunciationGuide Kay-o-Ken]]?\\
'''King Kai:''' What.
** In episode 24, after Freeza delivers an OffhandBackhand to Nail:
--->'''Freeza:''' I've had a ''worse'' time, you know. It's not often I dirty my hands with this sort of grunt work. There's always a certain amount of satisfaction I get out of doing it myself.\\
''[Freeza begins laughing - and after a few seconds so does Nail]''\\
'''Freeza:''' Ah... it ''is'' kind of funny, isn't it?\\
'''Nail:''' ''[still laughing]'' I'm laughing at something else, actually.\\
'''Freeza:''' ''[still laughing]'' What?\\
'''Nail:''' ''[still laughing]'' The Earthlings have the password.\\
''[{{Beat}}]''\\
'''Freeza:''' [[AC: What.]]
** And this exchange:
--->'''Zarbon:''' Too bad... and that Bardock was ''such'' a ''dashing rogue''...\\
''[{{Beat}}]''\\
'''Dodoria:''' ...What.
* {{Foil}}: [[IdiotHero Goku]] is the ''perfect'' counterpart to [[MagnificentBastard Freeza]]. Not only do Freeza's attempts at intimidating Goku fall flat, but Goku is literally ''too dumb to insult''.
* FoodAsBribe: Freeza offers to give Goku a pizza if Goku will let Freeza power up to 100%. Goku's having none of it. Then Freeza offers two pizzas. Goku still isn't interested, and charges at Freeza. [[FunnyMoments Then Freeza offers two pizzas with stuffed crust]]...
* ForeignCussWord: In Episode 27, the Jamaican crab describes Freeza as a "bumbaclot," a corruption of the word "blood clot" considered an extreme form of insult in Jamaica.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: During the Namek saga, anyone who recites the opening disclaimer will die in one to two episodes (Except Vegeta, who recited two separate disclaimers before dying. Because he's that awesome.)
** There's also Popo at the start of that same saga.
--->'''Mr. Popo:''' "See you all when you get back! Except... this season... ''(looks to Krillin)'' you..."
** Spoofed in episode 7, after Nappa forgot why he and Vegeta came to Earth, Vegeta says, "One of these days you're going to die. Then you'll be out of my hair forever." This is followed by the caption '''Epic Foreshadowing'''.
** A subtle one in episode 22:
---> '''Freeza:''' "I'll dispatch of this worm and then I'll be back for you, Slug!"
---> '''Super Kami Guru:''' "Leave my brother out of this!"
** And another one right at the beginning of episode 30 (part one)
---> '''King Kai:''' At last, Goku... has become... the ONE...and ONLY... SUPER SAIYAN! [[{{Beat}} *pause*]] Right?
---> '''Narrator:''' [[TheChosenMany Ummm...yeeaaaah]].
---> '''King Kai:''' You hesitated there for a second. *{{Beat}}* What?
** After being hit with his own attack:
---> '''Freeza''' "Daddy, I don't want to be on Namek anymore.''
** Trunks asks why Freeza has spare parts sticking out of him. Freeza says he's the ultimate union of science and nature, but Trunks is obviously unimpressed.
---> '''Freeza''' "Impudent little...! These are not "spare parts"! What you are looking at is the ultimate culmination of science and nature!!''
---> '''Trunks''' "Oh, wow! I've... never seen that before."
** At the beginning of the "Episode of Bardock" special, Bardock says a certain character's catchphrase.
---> '''Bardock''': [[spoiler: Aw, crapbaskests.]]
* ForgotICouldFly: PlayedForLaughs literally when Goku jumped out of a hospital in Episode 13 hoping to be caught by Nimbus. He could've just flown out of the hospital room.
** Nappa forgets he could fly... while he was flying.
* ForgottenPhlebotinum: Gohan wonders why Krillin never follows up his Solar Flare (which blinds and incapacitates stronger enemies for a while) with his Destructo Disk (which is slow but can cut even much stronger opponents).
* FreezeFrameBonus: There is one in episode 15. [[BrickJoke Try to]] [[ShmuckBait find it.]] [[color:white: (It's at 2:27.)]]
** [[BilingualBonus CALISSE D'OSTIE DE TABARNAC]], [[BrainBleach MY EYES!]]
*** Happens again in episode 25. This time an [[NauseaFuel even more disturbing image]]
** In Episode 7, when Piccolo says that the Saiyans are seeking to find the one with the strongest power level. After Gohan claims that Piccolo is the strongest, someone else is seen laughing in the background standing on top of a mountain. Can you find it? [[spoiler: (It's at 1:57)]]
*** That someone I think is [[spoiler: Mr. Popo]]
* FreudianExcuse: Turles hates Christmas because Santa Claus never visited Planet Vegeta, and they only got Freeza's Day (when he blew up the planet). [[spoiler: It's actually revealed that Santa tried to visit the planet several times, but they always tried to blow up his sled.]]
** Subverted when Vegeta tells about how he's always lived under Freeza's rule and has lost his entire race. Goku thinks that means that without Freeza he wouldn't have been evil.
--->'''Vegeta:''' Oh no, I'd ''definitely'' [[CardCarryingVillain still be evil.]] If this situation was reversed, this conversation would never have happened. You'd be dead, [[AndThereWasMuchRejoicing and I'd be laughing.]] Ha ha, ouch [[RunningGag it hurts to laugh.]]
* FreudianSlip: Krillin does this with Bulma by calling her "Boobs" in the first episode. Also a reference to NarutoTheAbridgedSeries.
* FreudianSlipperySlope: When Goku telepathicly reports on his fight with the Ginyu force to King Kai:
--> '''Goku:''' I ran into these really weird guys. The first one was big and muscly, but he went down real easy. Then these two guys double-teamed me. One of them took it really hard in the back, but the other didn't seem that interested, so he brought this really horny guy.\\
'''GeorgeTakei:''' [[MemeticMutation Oh my!]]\\
'''Goku:''' Who's that, King Kai?\\
'''King Kai:''' That's George Takei. Somehow he made this into a three-way.\\
'''George Takei: Oh my!'''\\
'''King Kai:''' '''Call!''' Three-way-''call''!
* FrothyMugsOfWater: Mercilessly parodied, with DBZ inspiring the Trope Name.
** "I'm drinking OJ! *Ding* Now it's apple juice. *Ding* Now it's beer. YAY BEER!"
*** And later... "Now it's a Nestlé Crunch bar! Now it's a gummi bear! Now it's Nappa!"
---->'''Nappa:''' "Wait, what the hell?"
* FunWithAcronyms: According to Krillin, Freeza is a F.A.G., a Freaky Alien Genotype.
** [[CallBack Vegeta calls Zarbon a Freaky Alien Genotype in episode 17]].
** ''Episode of Bardock Abridged'' has the '''S'''uper '''P'''olymorphic '''U'''nleashing '''G'''el, or "SPUG" (Pronounced "spooge").
** In ''Christmas Tree of Might'', [=S.N.O.W. Man=], AKA '''S'''entient '''N'''on-'''O'''rganic '''W'''ork '''Man'''ager.
* FurAndLoathing: Spoofed. Princess Snake says, "I love this fur coat. Especially since I killed all the animals myself."
* FurryFandom: Brief joke in the first FAQ Special when Nappa mentions editor/writer Kaiser Neko.
-->'''Nappa:''' Well, it's edited by the TIGER KITTY!\\
'''Vegeta:''' Kaiser Neko, Nappa.\\
'''Nappa:''' Kaiser-cat!\\
'''Vegeta:''' Neko...\\
'''Nappa:''' Meow! *materializes cat ears on his head*\\
'''Vegeta:''' Oh, Goddamn it, Nappa!
[[/folder]]

[[folder:G]]
* GaggingOnYourWords:
-->'''Vegeta''': Every fiber of my being wants to puke at once when I say this, but I need your hahh... I need your hahhaahhah...\\
'''Gohan''': You need our help?\\
'''Vegeta''': That, yes.
* GagPenis: Recoome, allegedly.
-->'''Burter:''' I've got his right leg.
-->'''Jeice:''' I've got his left.
-->'''Guldo:''' [[DoubleEntendre I've got his middle.]]
* GeniusDitz: Nappa. Come on, the guy at least graduated from Saiyan University with a degree in Child Psychology.
** With a [[MinoredInAssKicking minor in pain!]]
* GenreSavvy:
** In Lorg Slug Abridged, Piccolo is busy beating up some mooks when the QuirkyMinibossSquad make their entrance:
--->'''Piccolo:''' "All right, what's your gimmick?"\\
'''[[TheBrute Dorodabo]]:''' "Gimmick?"\\
'''Piccolo:''' "Yeah, like the last guys, they were all [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits misfit minions]] and crap. What are you?"\\
'''[[LongHairedPrettyBoy Angira]]:''' "We're just here for your planet... though if I had to choose, I'd say I'm the pretty one."\\
'''Piccolo:''' "Eh, six out of ten."\\
'''Angira:''' "You sassy bitch."\\
'''Piccolo:''' (to Medamatcha) "That makes you the weird one with the freaky power..."\\
'''[[DepravedDwarf Medamatcha]]:''' "I CAN SPAWN [[DopplegangerAttack MINI-MES]]!"\\
'''Piccolo:''' "[[SarcasmMode Spectacular]]. (turns to Dorodabo) And that would make you, no doubt, the [[DumbMuscle big, tough, stupid one]]."\\
'''Dorodabo:''' "You take that back or I'll kill you!"\\
'''Piccolo:''' "All right, all right, [[StealthInsult you're not tough]]."\\
'''Dorodabo:''' "That's better!"\\
'''Gohan:''' "Wait, didn't you...?"\\
'''Piccolo:''' "Give him a minute."\\
'''Dorodabo:''' "...[[LateToThePunchline Hey!]]"
** It happens again in Revenge of Cooler Abridged when Piccolo encounters another stock mook trio (only this time they get it mixed up who's supposed to be the pretty one, the stupid one, and the one with weird powers.)
*** Sauza fries the bag of senzu beans with an energy blast after seeing Gohan risking life and limb to deliver them.
*** Cooler himself assmues his enemies are alive [[NeverFoundTheBody until he sees their dead bodies]] and even orders his men to search the area.
** Characters reading the OncePerEpisode disclaimer have a tendency to be badly hurt or die. When Yamcha has to read the disclaimer two episodes in a row, he gets rather nervous.
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: When Vegeta is freaking out about the Ginyu Force Guru tells Nail to slap him. And Nail slaps Krillin. Still seems to snap Vegeta out of it.
* GiantEnemyCrab:
-->'''Bulma:''' "I FOUGHT A GIANT CRAB!"\\
'''Krillin:''' "...They make a special shampoo for that, I hear--OW!"
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YvIFTgSD5U KILLING CRAAAAAABS! IN THE OCEAN!]]
* GiftOfTheMagiPlot: "Christmas Tree of Might" has Yamcha receive a lifetime supply of gasoline at the end, ''after'' the car he spent his life savings on was destroyed.
* GilliganCut:
** When Goku asks where Bulma is, he figures she's just doing her hair or something. Cut to:
--->'''[[GiantEnemyCrab Killing crabs!]] In the ocean! Kill it fast! Pain explosion! Yeah!'''
** At the start of episode twenty-seven, Goku reflects that he's sure everybody is just fine. Cut to:
--->'''Vegeta:''' "Healer's down!"
--->'''Krillin:''' "Need a rez!"
--->'''Gohan:''' "Out of mana!"
--->'''Vegeta starts screaming and they all follow suit.'''
*** The worst of it is they are in front of Freeza's perfect form.
** And when the Ginyu's insult King Kai
--->'''King Kai:''' Yeah, all of you can just [[ExactWords go straight to hell]].
--->'''Recoom:''' Oh yeah? And who's gonna make [[ThirdPersonPerson Recoome]]?
--->[Cut to a distant punch sound, followed by all four Ginyu's crash-landing into hell]
* GivingUpOnLogic: In ''Christmas Tree of Might'', Goku starts trying to talk to the titular tree to get it to leave Earth. Yamcha tries to explain that trees can't talk only to be cut off by Slay's voice which appears to answer for the tree since Slay is offscreen. Yamcha gives up in exasperation. The whole exchange is the page quote.
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: Vegeta. [[OnlySaneMan Poor, poor Vegeta.]]
* GoldenSnitch: Freeza's 'scavenger hunt':
--->'''Freeza:''' Normal human heads are worth one point. Namekian heads are worth twenty. Filthy half-Saiyan brats, fifty. And if you find any miserable, odious, insubordinate, full-blooded monkey garbage...you win.
* GoryDiscretionShot: [[spoiler: Guru's death of being eaten alive by the Namekians who were infuriated that he had them slaughter thousands of innocent Albino Namekians during the Great Drought. Bulma, Gohan, and Piccolo are absolutely horrified by the brutality, and even [[CardCarryingVillain Vegeta]] looks a little appalled.]]
* GoshDangItToHeck: Vegeta's monologue at the end of episode 19.
-->"Son of a gum-chewing funk moster! Why the fruit does all this funny stuff happen to me? For-get my life! Always surrounded by miserable ''failing'' clods. Like this whole world just likes to bend me over, [[TheBigLebowski AND FIND ME IN THE ALPS!]] Like I'm some sort of schlock receptacle. Well, as far as I care, these miserable cows can have a fancy barbecue, [[SubvertedTrope WITH A GODDAMNED PIG]]!!"
** Goku also delivers one of these as a PreMortemOneLiner in Christmas Tree of Might and Lord Slug Abridged, the latter's line referencing this this trope's use in the official dub.
* GratuitousJapanese:
** The title of episode 19, plus the Ginyu Force theme. It's meant as a parody of the {{sentai}} shows that inspired the Ginyu Force, though the episode title itself comes off as a bit wonky if you speak Japanese.[[note]]It's given as "到着を恐怖!! ギニュー特戦隊は、敬礼!!" ("Fear the arrival!! As for the Ginyu Force, [they] salute!!"), when what's probably meant is "恐怖の到着!ギニュー特戦隊、敬礼!" ("Dreaded arrival! Ginyu Force, salute!")[[/note]]
** In episode 25:
--->'''Freeza:''' (after killing King Vegeta, without the usual exuberance associated with the phrase) "Yatta." ("I did it", in a victorious sense) [[note]]This is also a Street Fighter reference to Chun Li's "Win quote," seeing as Freeza just killed King Vegeta with a Shoryuken and got the Street Fighter audio of "K.O.! You win!" [[/note]]
** Botched by Piccolo when he tried to say his attack's Japanese name, finally he just decides to go with Special Beam Cannon.
* GravityIsAHarshMistress: Vegeta ask to Dr. Briefs for a ship with an artificial gravity of 400 times earth's gravity. {{Lampshaded}} by him and Bulma how insane the request is.
--->'''Bulma:''' How exactly you gonna work when your body collapses?\\
'''Vegeta:''' Please, [[TemptingFate the prince of all Saiyans does not colla-]] ('' collapses'')\\
'''Bulma:''' Oh look, the prince of all ''two Saiyans'' on the ground!
* GroinAttack: Krillin is consistently worried about the harm Chi-Chi will inflict on his genitals, first for Goku's death and Piccolo taking Gohan, then later for any harm that might befall Gohan.
-->'''Krillin:''' I like my penis where it is.
** Happens to Vegeta in episode 10.
-->'''Vegeta:''' [kicking Goku] You still haven't hurt my pride! [Gohan attacks Vegeta] Ow, my pride!
** Freeza does this to Goku in episode 30.
-->'''Goku:''' Ow, my [[ForeShadowing Gotens]]!
[[/folder]]

[[folder:H]]
* HandsOffParenting: When Gohan tells Goku to hang Freeza by his entrails, Goku realizes something is up with his son... and thinks ''Piccolo'' should sit him down and have a talk with him.
* HandWave: Spoofed in the Bardock special episode. How does Chilled know about the healing spooge of the Saiyans?
-->'''Chilled:''' Because of reasons! [{{Beat}}] Reasons is my intel-guy.
* HappyDance: In addition to Anime/DragonBallZ's Dance of Joy (which he is contractually obligated to perform by King Cold), Ginyu also does the "Daddy's Little Princess Dance" (commanded by [[SiblingRivalry Cooler]]) the "Dance of Cheering You Up", and the "Dance of Solitude".
* HarmlessVillain: Garlic Jr. [[spoiler:He's actually set up to be a pretty serious threat, he just has the incredible misfortune of [[AlwaysABiggerFish running afoul of Mr. Popo]] straight out of the gate]].
* HeadDesk: Done in episode 21 when Nail, tired of Guru's orders, goes outside for twenty minutes and does this.
* [[TheVillainSucksSong The Hero Sucks Song]]: ''Yamcha the Scarfaced Bandit.''.
* HeelFaceTurn: Subverted: [[spoiler: Freeza, when he asks for and receives energy from Goku, he actually contemplates the second chance he has been given and considers changing his ways for a second...then decides against it.]]
* HeroicRROD: After his rage-induced scream in Episode 18, when Vegeta is next seen his eyes are bloodshot and he is driven insane, talking in HulkSpeak and hallucinating Ghost Nappa. He later proceeds to ''[[TearsOfBlood pop the blood vessels in his eyes]]'' right as he is about to utterly erase Krillin from existence, but he instantly recovers upon sensing Gohan's power level and has no recollection of what just happened.
** His eyes bleeding looks similar to his [[CallBack nosebleed]] in Episode 9.
* HesitationEqualsDishonesty: On the part of the Narrator, after Goku becomes a Super Saiyan for the first time.
--> '''King Kai''' At last, Goku... has become... the ONE...and ONLY... SUPER SAIYAN! [[{{Beat}} *pause*]] Right?
--> '''Narrator''' Um...yeah.
--> '''King Kai''' You hesitated there for a second...what?
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Lampshaded with Tenshinhan and Chaotzu. Subverted with Yamcha and Pu'er.
-->'''Tenshinhan:''' Chiaotzu! My partner!\\
'''Yamcha:''' Gay.\\
'''Tenshinhan:''' Hey! At least I don't spend all ''my'' free time living alone with a cat!\\
'''Yamcha:''' Hey! At least ''I'' get some puss-- ...wow, [[ThatCameOutWrong that did not come out right]].
** Arguably, Vegeta and Nappa.
** After Chaiaotzu's SenselessSacrifice:
--->'''Tenshinhan:''' Krillin! He was my closest friend... I... I loved him.\\
'''Krillin:''' As a memorial to Yamcha... Gay.
** Burter & Jeice.
*** In Episode 19, [[spoiler:Guldo says that Burter is gay]].
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* HilariousOuttakes: Good luck getting through [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9C3urEpOYbw this video]] without laughing at least once.
* HiroshimaAsAUnitOfMeasure: Vegeta and Nappa measure themselves and the heroes' power levels in 'Raditz'(who had a power level of 1200).
** Ginyu had a standing bet with Burter over whether or not Guldo would die, with the wager being "50 Raditz". It MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext.
*** Presumably, he was betting 60000 of something. Of what, of course, we don't actually know.[[RecycledInSpace Space Dollars]], maybe?
** The ad for "Spacey's" promotes the chain's Raditz Menu, made up of items that cost only a Raditz. Whatever it means as a currency, it's evidently not very much. Oh, Raditz.
** The Raditz currency is referenced again in Episode 28: "New Game 1/2 Raditz"
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Krillin, in the [[spoiler: FAKE]] Namek episode. Bonus because the [[spoiler: FAKE]] Namekians are inspired by the Plutonians from ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce''.
** Councillor Nappa believes that Freeza can be dealt with by looking him dead in the eye and saying "Don't blow up my planet".
--->'''King Vegeta:''' And you think that'll work?\\
'''Nappa:''' He'd have to be ''awfully'' evil if it didn't. And I'm not gonna lie... I like the cut of his jib!
* HoYay:[[invoked]] Nappa found the (male) [[Manga/DeathNote L]] cosplayer hot in the AWA special.
* HoldingBackThePhlebotinum:
** Used to explain why Mr. Popo was absent during the battle with Vegeta.
--->'''Goku:''' Mr. Popo! I need your carpet to get to my friends as quickly as possible!\\
'''Mr. Popo:''' ''[from inside Kami's house]'' Makin' toast!
** Happens in the original too, but made much funnier here.
--->'''Vegeta:''' You... Green thing... Heal me...\\
'''Dende:''' Oh, I'm sorry, I'm having trouble hearing you over [[KickTheDog the smell of my people's blood on your hands.]]
* HopeSpot:
--> '''Gohan:''' Piccolo's actually standing up to him (Freeze), Krillin!\\
'''Krillin:''' I don't believe it! We may actually win!\\
'''Vegeta:''' [[GenreSavvy Yeah, that's just]]... great... if you'll excuse me though, I gotta... bye!
* HotMom: Mrs. Briefs, who insists that you refer to her the same way everyone else does- as [[spoiler:"[=MILF=]"]]. Granted, she doesn't know what that means...
* HowWouldYouLikeToDie: Freeza's closing line in Episode 24:
-->'''Vegeta:''' Don't you understand? If I didn't get my wish, then I'm not immortal, and Freeza is going to... going to... ''(stammers upon seeing Freeza)''\\
'''Freeza:''' Oh don't mind me, by all means...'''''[[AC:Give me some ideas.]]'''''
* HulkSpeak: An enraged Gohan starts speaking this while beating on Freeza for stabbing Krillin.
** And yet he still has shades of SesquipedalianLoquaciousness.
--->'''Gohan:''' Gohan smash effeminate alien! Gohan strongest there is!
* HumanoidAbomination: Mr. Popo.
* HumiliationConga: Vegeta. After having his tail cut off, being blasted by a Spirit Bomb, getting crushed by a naked child, and almost killed by '''[[OvershadowedByAwesome Krillin]]''' of all people, he escapes to his pod, only to be greeted by... '''GHOST NAPPA!'''
-->Vegeta: "Crushed and broken beneath a naked unconscious child...yep, I think I'm done here."
** Yamcha is subjected to one in episode 35: [[spoiler:having to deal with Bulma having Vegeta's child, hearing his "cat loves food" song from Yajirobe's car (he did it for money and it wasn't worth it to him), getting attacked and nearly killed by the Androids (with a truck showing up playing his song no less), to Krillin's bad puns.]]
* HurlItIntoTheSun: How Cooler goes out.
* HurricaneOfPuns: Goku in Episode 30, part 3, unleashes a slew of puns based around Freeza slicing himself in half. It gets to the point that you can't tell if he's groaning because of the injury or the jokes.
* HypocriticalHumor:
** Guru calls Kami a pretentious prick for calling himself God [[labelnote:*]]"Kami" in Japanese is translated to "God"[[/labelnote]]. Immediately after that, Guru tells Nail to call him Super Kami Guru.
--->'''Nail:''' Can't I just call you Guru for short?\\
'''Guru:''' Super Kami Guru allows this.
** In the ChristmasSpecial:
--->'''Tien:''' (after he is revealed to be Jewish) I'm just trying to be culturally sensitive... you Buddhist ass!\\
'''Krillin:''' (a little offended) Well, happy holidays to you, too.
** Vegeta displayed this when attacked for the second time by Yajirobe.
--->'''Vegeta:''' You... you cut through my armor! This was a gift from my father!\\
'''Yajirobe:''' I'm sorry, I'm sure your father was a great man.\\
'''Vegeta:''' I ''hated'' my father!\\
'''Yajirobe:''' Oh, well then I'm sure he was a total prick.\\
'''Vegeta:''' ''[attacks Yajirobe]''' ''How dare you talk about my father like that!''
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[[folder:I]]
* [[IAmNotWeasel I Am Not A Pokémon]]:
-->'''Nappa:''' Vegeta! Look! A Pokémon.\\
'''Chaotzu:''' I'm not a Pokémon, I'm Chaotzu! Chaotzu!\\
'''Nappa:''' Hear that, Vegeta? It's a Chaotzu! (''generates [=PokéBall=] from his hand'') I'm gonna catch it!\\
'''Chaotzu:''' I told you, I'm not a-\\
(''Throws [=PokéBall=] at Chaotzu'')\\
'''Chaotzu:''' Ow!\\
'''Nappa:''' Aww! It didn't work, Vegeta!\\
'''Vegeta:''' That's because you have to damage it first.\\
'''Nappa:''' Alright! I'll see if I can get a critical.
* {{If I Wanted X I Would Y}}: If Vegeta wanted to watch [[{{Naruto}} over a hundred episodes of filler]], he'd watch InuYasha.
* IgnoredEpiphany: Subverts the original Funimation dub of Vegeta's dying words to Goku, where he suggested that Freeza was responsible for what he became, and pretty much ignored that after being revived; in [=DBZA=], ''Goku'' attempts to suggest that Freeza made Vegeta evil, but Vegeta insists that he'd definitely be evil if Freeza hadn't been there.
** Played straight with Freeza in the final part of episode 30, when, after being thoroughly defeated, he ponders if he should turn over a new leaf. Of course, he decides "Naaaaaaaah!" and tries to blast Goku one more time. [[{{Understatement}} It doesn't end well.]]
* ImAHumanitarian:
-->'''[[BigEater Yajirobe]]:''' You gonna eat that Saiyan?\\
'''Krillin:''' What?\\
'''Yajirobe:''' Dibs.
** And in the second blooper special, along with trying to eat Tien's arm:
--->'''Krillin:''' Yajirobe, what were you doing here to begin with, anyways?\\
'''Yajirobe:''' Well, I thought I smelled something cooking, but then it just turned out to be Yamcha's body.\\
'''Krillin:''' ...Wait, you didn-\\
'''Yajirobe:''' ''Almost''.
** One of Bardock's teammates asks an unconscious Bardock for permission to eat a dead alien.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Burter's reason for claiming to be the fastest in the universe.
* TheImmodestOrgasm: [[spoiler: Bulma has this when she and Vegeta have sex in episode 34. Come to think of it, Vegeta ALSO has this, and has one so hard he blows a hole in the wall (with the Gallick Gun).]]
** [[spoiler: ''[[IncrediblyLamePun Phallic gun]]'' anyone?]]
* ImmuneToBullets: Used to hilarious effect in the cold open to episode 12.
* IncendiaryExponent:
-->'''Vegeta:''' *Upon sensing Gohan's power level on Namek* Hey! Show yourself before I turn this place into a barren wasteland. So basically the same, only on fire.
* INeedToGoIronMyDog: After learning that Zarbon is actually [[spoiler: straight]] Freeza kills a random henchman as an excuse to leave so he doesn't have to admit that [[spoiler: he thought Zarbon was gay]].
--> Oh no, that minion died. Could you go fix that? We'll continue this conversation never.
* InelegantBlubbering: Vegeta finally snaps in Episode 27 when he completely fails to do anything to Freeza.
-->'''Freeza:''' See? It's like I told you, Vegeta - ''like a bitch.''
-->'''Vegeta:''' ''[voice cracking]'' SHUTTUP!
-->'''Freeza:''' Oh my god, You actually ''are'' crying!
-->'''Vegeta:''' ''[hoarsely]'' 'M NOT CRYING! 'M NOOOT!
* InfallibleNarrator: Lampshaded when the narrator tries to get in on King Kai's betting pool over Vegeta and Goku's battle.
-->'''King Kai:''' Don't you already know the outcome of the fight?\\
'''Narrator:''' [[BlatantLies ...No...]]
* InformedAbility: Jeice eventually calls out Burter on his claim of being "the fastest in the universe." Especially since Guldo can stop time.
** [[BerserkButton NO! NO! NO! I AM NOT SLOWER THAN &^%$ING GULDO!]]
* InherentlyFunnyWords: Mahogany
** Raditz.
* InnerMonologue: Freeza has a Casual Danger Inner one in episode 27. It starts with him hating how many of his men had died on this mission and ending with him thinking on what to send to the Ginyu force families such as a nice wine, a gift basket, [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs or maybe a gift basket with wine in it.]]
* InnocentInnuendo: From episode 17:
-->'''Freeza:''' Zarbon really screwed the pooch on this one!\\
'''Zarbon:''' Lord Freeza, Vegeta's really giving us a pounding!\\
'''Freeza:''' I'm coming Zarbon! Quick, grab my balls!\\
'''Ginyu Force:''' ''(laughter)''
** Krillin and especially Super Kami Guru to Gohan. Since Guru's happened after the AcceptableTargets quote above, it's not clear exactly how innocent it is.
** And [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=_07jssnBSIw#t=608s this moment]] from episode 31:
---> '''Chi-Chi''': Alright, I demand to know who's been spreading rumours that I've been forcing Gohan to, and I quote, "POUND MY TUNA"!
---> '''Krillin''': Look Chi-Chi, if it upsets you that much, we'll ALL take turns pounding your tuna okay? But, only if we get to eat it together.
---> '''Roshi''': (Hysterical laughter in the background)
* InsideJoke: "DO AS I SAY FOR I AM THE HEAVENLY BUDDHA!!!"
** [[DontExplainTheJoke Keep in mind, Krillin was noted as a former Shaolin monk-in-training before seeking Master Roshi's training]].
* InsistentTerminology: According to Dr. Brief, cappucino isn't coffee.
** Guru is to be addressed as Super Kami Guru... except by Nail, who is allowed to call him Guru for short.
* InsuranceFraud: Krillin manages to get a huge amount of money by taking out a life insurance policy on ''[[GenreSavvy himself]]'' before going to Namek (he even got triple payout for dying while off-planet), then pretending to be his own BackupTwin named Juan [[DeathIsCheap when he's brought back to life.]] [[spoiler:Too bad the government was on to him.]]
* IronicEcho: Piccolo telling Gohan to "''Dooodge!''", as mentioned above
** "I'm back." *''BAM''*
*** "Ooooh, I see what you did there..."
** And this exchange:
--->'''Freeza:''' "So, did you eliminate everyone on the planet?\\
'''Dodoria:''' "Complete Annihilation."\\
'''Zarbon:''' "...Where are all your men?"\\
'''Dodoria:''' "Complete Annihilation."\\
'''Zarbon:''' (later, as Bardock's pod surpasses Freeza's ship) "[[SarcasmMode So, "Complete Annihilation", huh]]?"\\
** In the same special, Freeza debates giving his brother Cooler a call because it's Cooler's birthday, but decides against it because he's a prick. At the end of the special, Goku's pod is detected by Cooler's ship. He orders his men not to fire on it. When asked why he replies "Because I'm a prick."
** "My mother's dead." "I know."
** Goku and Piccolo's dialogue in Episode 29 when Goku needs to finish up the Spirit Bomb is a slight variation of a similar scene in Episode 2, complete with "Mahnah Mahnah" song. Piccolo even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] it given the role reversal ("Did you just hold a grudge?")
** Unintentionally done by Goku. He spams the Kidney Punch tactic on Freeza much like how Freeza did to Vegeta.
* {{Irony}}: Bardock averts it.
-->(About to be killed by Freeza's death-ball)\\
Well, I'd say 'I should have seen this coming,' but that would be ironic.[[note]]Bardock is clairvoyant, and literally did see it coming.[[/note]]
* IsItSomethingYouEat?
-->'''Piccolo:''' I'm not a Goddamn Yoshi!\\
'''Goku:''' [[DoesNotUnderstandSarcasm But you said you were]].\\
'''Piccolo:''' It's called ''sarcasm''.\\
'''Goku:''' What's that taste like?\\
'''Piccolo:''' Dammit, Goku!
* IsThisThingOn:
--> '''[[spoiler: Ghost Nappa]]:''' ''*tap tap*'' "Is this thing on? Is it on? Okay there we go! ''*clears his throat*'' YOU ARE NOW THINKING ABOUT WHAT ZARBON DID TO YOU, WHILE YOU WERE UNCONSCIOUS. Have fun with that."
* [[ItIsPronouncedTroPAY It's Pronounced "kah-ee-oh"]]: King Kai berates Yamcha for saying "Kaiou Ken" with the original (as in no longer used) US pronounciation of "kay-oh."
* ItWasHisSled: In-universe example - Vegeta already knew that [[spoiler:Freeza blew up his home planet.]] Freeza really needs to stay off the (Space)Twitter.
** Also, from episode 18, the fact that [[spoiler:[[LateArrivalSpoiler Vegeta is Trunks' father]]]].
** [[spoiler: Thanks to a conversation with Guldo, Vegeta already knows Freeza can transform.]]
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[[folder:J]]
* JackassGenie: Shenron, in the ''Christmas'' Tree of Might abridged
-->'''Shenron:''' Yeah.. yeah ok. I'll give you your tree. I'll give you the best damn tree you've ever seen! [[EvilLaugh WAHAHAHA-AHAHAHA!]]\\
'''Krillin:''' Thank you!\\
'''Shenron:''' [[DramaticIrony Oh, don't thank me. 'Tis the season of giving.]]
** Justified in the RunningGag that Shenron is ''really'' tired with people asking for simple wishes, primarily by the heroes again and again and again.
** Though he tones it down in front of the actual Genie who doesn't grant wishes but certainly has the Jackass part down.
--->'''Shenron:''' I am the eternal dragon. Speak your wish and I shall... Oh, it's you my master. [[ApocalypseHow Is it time to lay waste to this world]]?
--->'''Popo:''' Eh, not yet. Give em a couple hundred years. See if they can clean the place up.
* JacobMarleyApparel: Many of the dead seem to follow this, except for Vegeta. But that's because Yemma told him he couldn't take his clothes with him. Vegeta was not amused when he learned Goku kept his clothes.
** Played with in that Goku mentions he got to keep clothes he WASN'T wearing at the time.
* JawDrop: Krillian gives a rather over the top one when [[spoiler: Maron reveals she's actually a government agent and has evidence of him committing insurance fraud.]]
* JerkAss: Piccolo. One example includes deliberately telling Gohan to let Tenshinhan fight Nappa alone to avenge Chaotzu, despite Ten's constant desperate pleas for help.
** Another example:
--->'''Gohan:''' Where's my daddy?\\
'''Piccolo:''' I hate to tell you kid but your dad's dead. Actually, no, I love saying that. HAHAHA your dad's dead!\\
'''Gohan:''' (cries)\\
'''Piccolo:''' Aw, dammit. This is why I hang out in the wastelands.
** Cooler [[RunningGag is a prick]].
** Guru and Popo to the point that even ''Freeza'' seems nicer
--->'''Super Kami Guru''' I feel they've finally summoned the dragon... it would be a real dick move to die right now...''hurk''.
*** Also:
--->'''Popo''' (after having explained his pecking order) Any questions?
--->'''Krillin''' Yeah, how...(gets kicked off the lookout, adding another tally to his "owned" count)
--->'''Popo''' Enjoy the climb back up, bitch! (to Tien, Yamcha, and Chaotzu) Any more questions?
** Dende is becoming one of these. His hatred for Krillin is so intense he gives up the location to Earth as payback for being called "Little Green". And when Krillin is stabbed by Freeza, Dende revives him, but also tells him he's immortal, probably in the hopes he'll get himself KilledOffForReal. The only person he respects is Gohan.
** Dr. Briefs seems to treat his wife poorly and called [[spoiler: Dende]] a [[CurseCutShort fag]].
* JumpingTheShark: In-Universe. Upon learning that he has been sent back into the past, Bardock declares it "shark jumping bullshit".
* JustAStupidAccent:
** Jeice's Australian accent from the Ocean dub is [[CharacterExaggeration exaggerated to the point he spits out Australian slang every chance he gets.]]
---> '''Krillin:''' We get it! You're from Space Australia!
*** The phrase "Good Night Irene" is a reference to Australian MMA commentator Mike "The Voice" Schiavello, who is referencing wrestling commentator Gorilla Monsoon, who said it when wrestler Adrian Adonis performed a sleeper hold.
* JustBetweenYouAndMe: Vegeta tells Cui how he got his ass kicked by Goku & Co., after explaining the Saiyans' ability to gain power from being beaten to near-death. Cui still thinks their PowerLevels are the same (18,000), and doesn't get it.
-->'''Cui:''' "Why are you telling me this?! You'd never tell anyone this!"\\
'''Vegeta:''' "Easy - [[PreMortemOneLiner because I know you'll never tell anybody, Cui]]."\\
'''Cui:''' "But, but I hate you! Why would I--"\\
* Vegeta obliterates Cui*\\
'''Vegeta:''' "God, I love therapy!"
* JustEatGilligan: When Roshi and Bulma summon the dragon to resurrect Goku, the dragon actually suggests that they just wish for him to drop the incoming bad guys off into a sun or something instead. [[note]]There's a canonical reason why they just can't do that, but RuleOfFunny was the dominant factor.[[/note]] [[IdiotBall They don't listen.]]
** The Namekians could have avoided [[spoiler:"The Purge"]] if they had noticed that [[spoiler:Guru's massive weight gain coincided with the Great Drought]]. Of course, once Guru reveals this, they [[spoiler:[[KarmicDeath really do eat him]]]].
* JustYouMeAndMyGuards: Attempted by Turles in the ''Christmas Tree of Might'' special.
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[[folder:K]]
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:Guru]] confessed in Episode 30 (part 2) that [[spoiler:HE was the cause of [[NoodleIncident a massive water shortage on planet Namek]] and lied about it, shifting the blame onto the Albino Namekians, which led to the Purge.... He revealed it was all his fault... right before he thought he was going to die, but he didn't, so the Namekians finished him off.]]
* {{Keet}}: Goku in Episode 17
--> [[{{Squee}} EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!]]
* KillItWithFire: Bulma's exact words when she sees Zarbon transform.
-->''' Bulma:''' And we're going to make love every single KILL IT WITH FIRE!
* KilledMidSentence: Yamcha, Cui, and King Vegeta.
-->'''King Vegeta:''' Freeza, can I sit down and have a word with--
-->'''Freeza:''' [[MegatonPunch Shouryuken]]!
** Also happens to [[spoiler: Vegeta]]
--->'''Freeza:''' No seriously, you have no idea how old that got.
* TheKrampus: In a RunningGag in the ChristmasSpecial, various characters wonder if Jinga and Beru are the Krampus.
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[[folder:L]]
* [[LadiesandGerms Ladies and Germs]]: Chilled attempts to deliver one of these as a BondOneLiner in the "Episode of Bardock" Special. Needless to say, it was a bit preemptive.
-->'''Chilled:''' "And that, ladies, gentlemen, and those of unspecified gender is how you split a bana-[[OhCrap uuuh!?]]"
* LamePunReaction:
** Krillin says one that gets him an ''[[RunningGag owned count.]]''
-->'''Krillin:''' ''(after knocking two {{mooks}} into a lake)'' Looks like they're all... ''washed up!''\\
''Gohan stares at him blankly'' \\
'''Krillin:''' [[CSIMiami Yeah! Da-da-da-da, da-da]] ... Aww.
** Vegeta tries one in episode 8 after Nappa's attack on Tien.
-->'''Vegeta:''' Looks like he's been... ''disarmed!''\\
[[[{{Beat}} beat]]; [[QuieterThanSilence gust of wind]]]\\
'''Nappa:''' I get it!
* LampshadedDoubleEntendre: When the cast meet Goku and Gohan and discover that Gohan is Goku's son. But due to the [[IdiotHero aforementioned traits]] Goku doesn't have a clue what they're talking about.
** Zarbon is full of this [[spoiler:right until he transforms, upon which he is ''far less'' subtle.]]
** There's this from episode twenty-three:
--->'''Krillin:''' If you ask me all [Bulma] needs is a little wink-wink, nudge-nudge... ''(clicks teeth twice, then wolf-whistles)''\\
'''Gohan:''' [[ChildrenAreInnocent Still]] [[HarmfulToMinors five...]]\\
'''Krillin:''' Right.
* LampshadedTheObscureReference: Vegeta does this when Nappa mentions ''FraggleRock''.
* LargeHam: Lanipator as Piccolo and Vegeta, but hell, [[RuleOfCool that doesn't matter]]!
** Kaiser as King Kai as well, especially in the TrainingMontage video, in which he's basically shouting all his lines as loud as he can.
** LittleKuriboh, '''the''' LargeHam of the Abridging community, as Freeza.
** Takahata101 as Guru. '''"Naaaiil, stop making out with your boyfriend! I can hear it from heeere."'''
* LaserGuidedKarma:
** Krillin discussing karma with Dende ("Little Green") followed by shots of Vegeta getting pummelled by Zarbon in his "Beast Within" form. [[note]]Although it would have worked regardless of who was pummeling who there. Both of them had recently slaughtered Namekian villages.[[/note]]
** Subverted [[spoiler: and played straight]] concerning Guru. After being brought back to life and transported to Earth with the other Namekians, he realizes he's about to die. So, to 'relieve his conscience', he reveals the cause of the drought, which was led to believe because of the albino namekians. He did it, and drank all the water. How did you think he got so fat in the first place? As the namekians stared in shock, he gleefully allows himself to die... [[spoiler: only on his own. He tries, but the Namekians recover in time to brutally murder him in a mob.]]
* LastSecondWordSwap: In the beginning of the ''Cooler's Revenge'' special, Krillin was cooking a stew for the campout, and Oolong was asking about what the stew consists of. Krillin responded that it contains the essentials: "carrots, potatoes, por... poise..." Oolong didn't take the news well when Sauza let slip that "the pork is completely overcooked".
* LaughWithMe: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]
-->'''Freeza:''' (Laughing after beating the crap out of Nail with Nail joining in) Ah, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=SYN_VNYKz7g#t=265s it is kind of funny isn't it?]]\\
'''Nail:''' Hehe, I'm laughing about something else actually.\\
'''Freeza:''' Hehehe, what?\\
'''Nail:''' The Earthlings have the password.\\
'''Freeza:''' ''[{{Beat}}]'' [[FlatWhat What?]]\\
'''Nail:''' That little Namekian you passed on the way to Guru's? On his way to the Humans with the password, by now he's probably there and they're about to summon the dragon.\\
'''Freeza:''' [[{{Angrish}} GHHGHGHHH...]]\\
'''Nail:''' Yeah, if I had to guess your biggest mistake it would be not stopping him, [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu that or the purple lipstick]].\\
'''Freeza:''' [[NotSoStoic I WILL F*CKING MURDER YOU!]]\\
'''Nail:''' {{Whatever}}.
* LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain: Freeza has his own way of cutting the conversation about Zarbon's sexual preference short.
-->'''Freeza:''' [[BlofeldPloy Oh no, that minion died,]] could you go fix that, we'll continue this conversation never.
* LightbulbJoke: Freeza tells one in episode 23:
-->'''Freeza:''' How many Namekians does it take to screw in a lightbulb? Their whole race! One to screw in the lightbulb and the rest to ''die''... And then the other one dies, too.
** It comes back to bite him in the ass in Episode 25:
--->'''Freeza:''' Tell me, how many Namekians does it take to--\\
'''Piccolo:''' ''[[[MegatonPunch (punch)]]]'' [[{{Badass}} Just one]].
*** Well, he ''did'' say "Stop me if you've heard this one", and Piccolo (by extension of being fused with Nail) actually ''had''.
* LimitBreak: In episode 8, FinalFantasyVII style. Also works as a VisualPun as Krillin literaly reaches his limit to the amount of insults he can handle:
-->'''Krillin:''' That's it! I can't take it any more! I can only be pushed so far!
* LiteralGenie: Porunga. Note that this was the case in the original series, but it's more blatantly [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] here when Piccolo has been wished to Namek:
-->'''Dende:''' He is on Namek.
-->'''Gohan:''' Wait, where is he?
-->'''Dende:''' [[ExactWords On Namek.]]
-->'''Piccolo:''' ([[SuperSenses from the other side of the planet]]) ''You dumbass!''
-->'''Krillin:''' Why didn't it bring him here?
-->'''Dende:''' You must be specific.
-->'''Gohan:''' Oh, so it's a sort of [[TheMonkeysPaw monkey's paw]]; you have to be careful with the hubris in your wishes.
-->'''Piccolo:''' (still distant) '''''NERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRD!'''''
** It happens again at the end of Season 2, when they wish back all the people killed by Freeza and his men. Since Nappa technically worked for Vegeta, Tien, Chiaotzu, and Yamcha need to be revived by Porunga (Krillin had died once already so Shenron couldn't bring him back). In addition, Vegeta was still working for Freeza when he killed Nappa, so...
* LiteralMinded: [[IdiotHero Goku]].
--> '''Freeza:''' Will you just piss off?
--> '''Goku:''' I don't have to use the bathroom!
* LittleNo: Mr. Popo's reaction to Blue Popo's existence.
* TheLoad: Gohan tends to be this for Piccolo, who ends up TakingTheBullet twice because of him.
-->'''Piccolo:''' Why can't you save YOUR OWN DAMN SELF?!
* LukeIAmYourFather: From the very first episode:
--> '''Raditz:''' And to top off this expositional onslaught, I... '''AM YOUR BROTHER!'''
* LyricalDissonance: Goku's little ditty as he charges up a Spirit Bomb in ''Lord Slug Abridged''.
-->'''Goku:''' Sun, sun, Mister Golden Sun, kill my enemies~!
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[[folder:M]]
* MagicCountdown: The notorious line where Freeza claims Namek will explode in 5 minutes, only for it to take more than 5 episodes is of course parodied. Freeza's clearly just guessing how long it'll take, and just says five[[hottip:*:It ends up being 16]]. Goku of all people starts calling bullshit and asks Freeze if he even knows ''how long a minute is.''
* {{Magitek}}: It's starting to be a RunningGag in Season Two. A generic medic in Freeza's army instructs his men to revive Vegeta with "delicious magical science", while Goku calls a sensu bean "sweet sciency magic."
* MadeOfExplodium:
--> '''Vegeta:''' (after being thrown into a lake) ...Why did I explode?...
** Also in Lord Slug Abridged, where Chi-Chi performs a flying kick on two enemy mooks, and they explode a second later for no apparent reason.
* MadeOfIndestructium: The Dragonballs, which is why Guldo using his time-control powers to stop Krillin from destroying one needn't be done in a rush. (Well, either that or [[ButtMonkey Krillin]] [[RunningGag is just a wimp]].)
* ManOfAThousandVoices: '''Everyone.''' Nearly the [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters entire cast of Dragon Ball Z]] is voiced by 10 people with their own abridged series. Here's the entire cast (note that some of the characters haven't appeared in the series yet but have been confirmed on their website and youtube account):
** '''Lanipator''' ([[YuYuHakushoAbridged Yu Yu Hakusho Abridged]] and DBZA writer): Krillin, Vegeta, Piccolo, Mr. Popo, Shenlong, Radditz(briefly in Episode 1, then after Vegeta3986 left the show), Goten
** '''Kaiser Neko''' (Lupin III Abridged and DBZA editor/writer): King Kai, Gregory, Yajirobe, Korin, Cooler, Zarbon, Burter, Trunks, Buu
** '''Takahata 101''' (Hellsing and [[WebVideo/GundamAbridged G Gundam Abridged]] and DBZA writer): Nappa, Arlian King, Bardock, Dende, Guru, Guldo, Porunga, Cell
** '''Masako X''' ([[WebVideo/NarutoTheAbridgedSeries Naruto]] and WebVideo/KampferAbridged): Goku, Gohan, Master Roshi
** '''Hbi2k''' ([[WebVideo/BerserkAbridged Berserk]], [[WebVideo/GantzAbridged Gantz]] and WebVideo/VisionOfEscaflowneAbridged): Farmer With Shotgun, Dr. Briefs, Turles, Nail, King Cold, Android 16, Dabura
** '''Little Kuriboh''' ([[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries Yugioh Abridged]] and WebVideo/NarutoTheAbridgedComedyFandubSpoofSeriesShow): Narrator, Freeza
** '''Antfish''' ([[WebVideo/JojosBizarreAdventureAbridged Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Abridged]]): Bojack, Dodoria, Captain Ginyu, Android 17, Mr. Satan
** '''[=GanXingba=]''' ([[WebVideo/AvatarTheAbridgedSeries Avatar The Abridged Series]]): Tenshinhan, King Yemma, Toma, Recoome, Jeice
** '''Megami 33''' ([[WebVideo/SailorMoonAbridged Sailor Moon Abridged]]): Bulma, Chaotzu, Puar
** '''Vegeta3986''' (Before he left) ([[NarutoTheAbridgedSeries Naruto The Abridged Series]]): Radditz, Yamcha, Kami, Cui
* MarsNeedsWomen: Dende, as a member of the sluglike monogender Namekian race, doesn't even know what breasts ''are'' before meeting Bulma but instinctively knows that he wants to [[MarshmallowHell "nestle between them"]].
* MathematiciansAnswer: From episode 25:
-->'''Messenger:''' He's been telling everyone that Freeza plans to destroy Vegeta!\\
'''King Vegeta:''' Wait, [[NamesTheSame my son, the planet, or me]]?\\
'''Messenger:''' ...Yes.\\
''([[ShootTheMessenger Vegeta kills messenger]])''\\
'''King Vegeta:''' Freakin' smartass.
* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: In Episode 26, Freeza's yelling can be heard in the background while he makes his final transformation. [[TheMedic Dende]] dies mere seconds after the yelling stops, when it's revealed that Freeza's already changed.
* MeanwhileBackAtThe: Used often in early season 1, to the point of parody.
* {{Metaphorgotten}}: Done, unsurprisingly, by Goku.
--> "Now I may not be the brightest knife in the crayon box..."
* MindScrew: Attempted with Vegeta.
--> '''Vegeta:''' [[Advertising/TheManYourManCouldSmellLike Look at your men, now back to me, now look back to your men, now back to me, I am not your men]], [[FlippingTheBird I'm flipping you off]], now look at the the ground, back to me, where's the Dragon Ball? It's gone, I threw it, and there's not a damn thing you can--
--> '''Burter:''' *comes back with the Dragon Ball* Here you go.
* MistakenForGay:
** Zarbon, numerous times. It doesn't help that he's extremely [[CampStraight camp]]. After Freeza finds out about Zarbon's having a girlfriend, this exchange happens
---> '''Freeza:''' Oh... And all this time I could have sworn you were... Oh, never mind...\\
'''Zarbon:''' You thought I was single?\\
'''Freeza:''' Well, I thought you were into...
** Later on, Vegeta gets this treatment from Zarbon himself:
---> '''Vegeta:''' That reminds me... Did you do anything to me while I was unconscious?\\
'''Zarbon:''' [[FlatWhat Did I... what?]]\\
'''Vegeta:''' Did you do anything to me while I was unconscious?\\
'''Zarbon:''' [[BigWhat What?]] No! God, No!\\
'''Vegeta:''' Oh thank God... Wait, am I not good enough for you?\\
'''Zarbon:''' Alright, Vegeta, I'm going to be totally honest with you. This is sounding really gay.
* MixedMetaphor: In episode 28, Goku is just full of these.
-->'''Goku:''' Hey, I'm just like any other guy. I pay my taxes one leg at a time.
* MoodWhiplash:
** Freeza's group is shockingly good at this in Episode 14. Freeza himself is a peppy, fey individual who can go from amusing to intimidating in less than a sentence. [[TheDragon Dodoria]] on the other hand has [[BlackComedy a brand of humor dark as pitch]].
** In Episode 14, Goku exclaiming "This is the best day ever!" while a peppy song song plays on the background. Cut to Dodoria slaughtering Namekians.
** In Episode 18, Krillin gets happy when he and Gohan approach Guru's place to unlock Gohan's potential. Then he feels Vegeta's anger at finding his Dragon Ball missing.
--->'''Krillin:''' That's it! We're gonna make it! We're finally gonna *feels Vegeta approach* die. We are going to die.\\
'''Gohan:''' Krillin, what is that?!\\
'''Krillin:''' Pure rage, Gohan. Pure rage.
** In Episode 20, during Gohan's fight with Recoome. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=7zsZLN3Xjhc#t=550s Inspirational music]] from ''Anime/DragonBallKai'' plays as an injured Gohan gives a BadassBoast about Goku, but both the music and the speech are cut off abruptly when Recoome ''snaps Gohan's neck'' with a kick.
** In Episode 21, Jeice and Burter have a heartwarming moment, and then Goku [[CurbStompBattle curbstomps]] Burter.
** Played inversely in Episode 27, when Freeza's beating of Vegeta is no longer PlayedForLaughs. [[OmnicidalManiac Aforementioned tyrant]] is about to skewer Vegeta on his own hand when Goku arrives and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny threatens Freeza]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome in a way that hasn't already shown up on Freeza's extensive "heroic speeches" list.]]
*** And then annoys the hell out of him by acting like his [[IdiotHero usual idiot self]] while [[ObfuscatingStupidity easily deflecting]] [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass all of Freeza's attacks]].
** [[spoiler:Guru's death. Easily the most violent, albeit off-screen, moment of the series.]]
* MotivationalLie: Numerous times:
** Goku convinces Oozaru Gohan that Vegeta killed his pet dragon Icarus (even though Vegeta wasn't even on the planet at the time) to focus his rage on Vegeta.
** King Kai lies to Goku by telling him its Christmas to give Goku extra encouragement when fighting Lord Slug.
** Guru praises Nail as "Namek's Number One Son" when he's pitted against Freeza. Only after they've left does Guru reveal that Nail doesn't stand a chance.
* MuggingTheMonster: Garlic Junior attacks the lookout to begin his takeover of earth. Sadly for him, in the abridged adaptation Mr Popo is not someone you easily trap in a bottle.
-->'''Popo:''' [[DynamicEntry Clean that up.]]
-->'''Garlic Jr.:''' I beg your pardon? Have you an inkling in that simple little head of yours who you're speaking to?
-->'''Popo:''' [[PsychoticSmirk Oh, do go on.]]
* MundaneMadeAwesome
--> '''Goku:''' Tell her [guitar riff sequence] to put dinner on. [more guitar] Because I'm hungry. [even more guitar]
** Also counts as a failed PreAssKickingOneLiner.
** Also, the (MAHOGANY!) desk of King Yemma.
* MundaneUtility: Krillin wants to use the remaining wish on Porunga for a three-foot long hoagie. Oolong also points out that the Dragonballs can be used to wish for panties instead of immortality.
* MusicalSpoiler: Subverted when Vegeta is blasted into the sky by the Spirit Bomb. It's followed by a scene accompanied by the rather triumphant "[[TengenToppaGurrenLagann Omae no XXX Ten wo Tarou]]"... which is cut off when Vegeta falls back to the ground.
* MyBelovedSmother: Chi-Chi gets a clear feeling for this... until Gohan quickly and shockingly puts a stop to it.
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: A variation is used by Nappa.
-->'''Nappa:''' Well, it's been fun kid. I mean, for me, not for you. As for you ''(cut to Piccolo)'', everyone important to you is dead.\\
'''Krillin:''' Hey, I'm still alive--\\
'''Nappa:''' EVERYONE IMPORTANT.\\
'''Krillin:''' ...damn it.
** Another variation:
--->'''Tenshinhan:''' Let's do it for Chaotzu!\\
'''Yamcha:''' And Krillin!\\
(ChirpingCrickets)\\
'''Yamcha:''' OK, just Chaotzu.
** Yamcha's apparent awesomeness gets turned on its head in episode 13. When they are stranded on Namek:
--->'''Bulma:''' Who knows? Maybe here I'll finally meet a real man.\\
'''Krillin:''' What about Yamcha?\\
'''Bulma:''' A ''real'' man.
*** And again when the Z Fighters show up on King Kai's planet. King Kai tells Yamcha to wash his car while the others train.
*** From episode 23:
---->'''Krillin:''' Now let's hurry up and wish back Piccolo, Tenshinhan, and Chaotzu!\\
'''Gohan:''' What about Yamcha?\\
'''Krillin:''' What ''about'' Yamcha?\\
'''Vegeta:''' [[RunningGag I don't know what this Yamcha is, but it sounds just like Raditz]].
*** From episode 24, while they're deliberating who to wish back to life:
---->'''Piccolo:''' Just wish me back.\\
'''King Kai:''' I guess we should ask Yamcha what he thinks.\\
'''Yamcha:''' Uh--\\
'''Piccolo:''' No one ''cares'' what Yamcha thinks.
* MyGodYouAreSerious: Tien says a variation of this when he realizes that King Kai wasn't joking when he said that Tien, Chaotzu, and Yamcha would be on his planet forever.
* MyNameIsInigoMontoya: Goku gives an epically nonsensical one after achieving Super Saiyan for the first time.
-->'''Goku:''' [[TheChosenOne I am the hope of the omniverse!]] [[ShiningGoodness I am the light bulb in the darkness!]][[{{Metaphorgotten}} I am the bacon in the fridge of all living things that cry out in hunger]]! I am the Alpha and the [[{{Malaproper}} Amiga!]] [[WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck I am the terror that flaps in the night!]] I am Son Goku, and I am a Super- ''*{{No Sell}}s Freeza's attack*'' -Saiyan.
* MyNameIsNotDurwood: Freeza has corrected people who mispronounced his name on two occasions: such as Goku calling him Freezer and Trunks mispronouncing it "fry-za" (Since he was using the "Frieza" spelling, lampshaded when he asks why there's an "I" in it.)
* MythologyGag: When recalling his lost underlings, Freeza mentions Cui. Only he can't remember his actual ''name'' and winds up calling him "Kiwi", which is the character's original (and less inventive) Japanese name.
** Piccolo asks if Namekians are demons. This is a reference to his first appearence in ''Manga/DragonBall'', when he was known as Demon King Piccolo.
** Super Kami Guru, unleashing Gohan's hidden potential, says he's going to go gentle on Gohan because it's his "first time". While this is a continuation of the molestation gag, it ''also'' works as an explanation for why Gohan is ultimately going to have his hidden potential unleashed twice more during the series.
** Also, during one of Krillin's [="IcannotshutupwhenImscared"=] moments, he mentioned that he once had a crush on a boy that he thought was a girl. This actually happened with Krillin and Upa in one of the early chapters of ''Manga/DragonBall''. (Also counts as ShownTheirWork.)
** Then there's Goku's comment that the wound he recieved from Ginyu is the second worst hole in his chest. Piccolo blasted a rather sizable (and fatal) hole through Goku to kill Raditz. Piccolo also shot through him during their battle in the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament, but that wasn't nearly as bad.
** Bulma is actually humming her leitmotif from Dragonball just before Krillin lands and knocks her out of her chair in episode 17.
** When Tenshinhan breaks Yamcha's leg, Yamcha yells that it's his good leg. Tien broke the other one in ''Manga/DragonBall'' at the World Martial Arts Tournament.
** In ''Revenge of Cooler'', a weakened Goku names a dying bird "[[Creator/AkiraToriyama Toriyama]]", after the original creator of ''Manga/DragonBall''. After he gives his energy to "Toriyama", he tells to "[[AnimeThemeSong teach a dinosaur to learn how to ride a ball]]".
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---> '''Bulma''' Nobody screws Yamcha but life.
18th Jun '13 5:50:24 AM Telcontar
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** '''Takahata 101''' (Hellsing and [[GundamAbridged G Gundam Abridged]] and DBZA writer): Nappa, Arlian King, Bardock, Dende, Guru, Guldo, Porunga, Cell

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** '''Takahata 101''' (Hellsing and [[GundamAbridged [[WebVideo/GundamAbridged G Gundam Abridged]] and DBZA writer): Nappa, Arlian King, Bardock, Dende, Guru, Guldo, Porunga, Cell
18th Jun '13 4:52:55 AM Telcontar
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** '''Masako X''' ([[NarutoTheAbridgedSeries Naruto]] and [[WebVideo/KampferAbridged Kampfer Abridged]]): Goku, Gohan, Master Roshi
** '''Hbi2k''' ([[BerserkAbridged Berserk]], [[GantzAbridged Gantz]] and [[VisionOfEscaflowneAbridged Vision Of Escaflowne Abridged]]): Farmer With Shotgun, Dr. Briefs, Turles, Nail, King Cold, Android 16, Dabura
** '''Little Kuriboh''' ([[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries Yugioh Abridged]] and [[NarutoTheAbridgedComedyFandubSpoofSeriesShow Naruto The Abridged Comedy Fandub Spoof Series Show]]): Narrator, Freeza
** '''Antfish''' ([[JojosBizarreAdventureAbridged Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Abridged]]): Bojack, Dodoria, Captain Ginyu, Android 17, Mr. Satan
** '''[=GanXingba=]''' ([[AvatarTheAbridgedSeries Avatar The Abridged Series]]): Tenshinhan, King Yemma, Toma, Recoome, Jeice

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** '''Masako X''' ([[NarutoTheAbridgedSeries ([[WebVideo/NarutoTheAbridgedSeries Naruto]] and [[WebVideo/KampferAbridged Kampfer Abridged]]): WebVideo/KampferAbridged): Goku, Gohan, Master Roshi
** '''Hbi2k''' ([[BerserkAbridged ([[WebVideo/BerserkAbridged Berserk]], [[GantzAbridged [[WebVideo/GantzAbridged Gantz]] and [[VisionOfEscaflowneAbridged Vision Of Escaflowne Abridged]]): WebVideo/VisionOfEscaflowneAbridged): Farmer With Shotgun, Dr. Briefs, Turles, Nail, King Cold, Android 16, Dabura
** '''Little Kuriboh''' ([[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries Yugioh Abridged]] and [[NarutoTheAbridgedComedyFandubSpoofSeriesShow Naruto The Abridged Comedy Fandub Spoof Series Show]]): WebVideo/NarutoTheAbridgedComedyFandubSpoofSeriesShow): Narrator, Freeza
** '''Antfish''' ([[JojosBizarreAdventureAbridged ([[WebVideo/JojosBizarreAdventureAbridged Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Abridged]]): Bojack, Dodoria, Captain Ginyu, Android 17, Mr. Satan
** '''[=GanXingba=]''' ([[AvatarTheAbridgedSeries ([[WebVideo/AvatarTheAbridgedSeries Avatar The Abridged Series]]): Tenshinhan, King Yemma, Toma, Recoome, Jeice
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** [[spoiler: ''[[IncrediblyLamePun Phallic gun]]'' anyone?]]
14th Jun '13 11:02:57 PM nombretomado
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** Also in episode 33, Krillin yells "[[TheThreeStooges Whoop-whoop-whoop-whoop!]]" in the background after unintentionally pissing off Vegeta. This goes all the way back to the start of season 2 when he was called "Curly".

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** Also in episode 33, Krillin yells "[[TheThreeStooges "[[Film/TheThreeStooges Whoop-whoop-whoop-whoop!]]" in the background after unintentionally pissing off Vegeta. This goes all the way back to the start of season 2 when he was called "Curly".
14th Jun '13 12:44:51 PM TVRulezAgain
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** In Episode 16, Guru wants Nail to gather the dragonballs to wish for a plasma screen TV. In Episode 21, he compares Dende's loss of everyone he ever loved to the origin of {{Batman}}. When Dende has no idea who that is, "See! This is why we NEED TV!"

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** In Episode 16, Guru wants Nail to gather the dragonballs to wish for a plasma screen TV. In Episode 21, he compares Dende's loss of everyone he ever loved to the origin of {{Batman}}.Franchise/{{Batman}}. When Dende has no idea who that is, "See! This is why we NEED TV!"
13th Jun '13 8:55:22 AM MightyKombat
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'''Cooler''': And that's He with a capital "H".

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'''Cooler''': And that's He That's "He" with a capital "H"."H", by the way.
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** It's subtle, but in Revenge of Cooler, he gives this line:
--->'''Piccholo''': Oh yeah? Who's he?\\
'''Cooler''': And that's He with a capital "H".
** Which is a common way to write a pronoun referring to God.
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** Yamcha is subjected to one in episode 35: [[spoiler:having to deal with Bulma having Vegeta's child, hearing his "cat loves food" song from Yajirobe's car (he did it for money and it wasn't worth it to him), getting attacked and nearly killed by the Androids (with a truck showing up playing his song no less), to Krillin's bad puns.]]
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