History Fridge / DragonBallAbridged

18th Jun '13 12:31:21 PM EarlOfSandvich
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!!FridgeBrilliance
* When Zarbon's about to transform, he makes a point of saying that his transformed self is completely different in every way from his normal self. The second he transforms, he says, "IMMA RAPE YA, BITCH!" Vegeta, thinking Zarbon is gay at this point, says he's exactly the same just less subtle. Except [[spoiler: ''[[CampStraight he's not gay]]'']], as we find out later on. Ergo, his transformed self, in being "completely different," ''is''. - @/MrDeath
* In ''Christmas Tree of Might'', Krillin did get another Christmas present: [[spoiler: Not being the ButtMonkey (for once).]] Unfortunately, it was during a non-canon special, so he didn't get to keep it.
* When the group reaches Planet Namek, Bulma hopes that she'll meet a new boyfriend on the planet (not considering [[ButtMonkey Yamcha]] a real man). [[{{Foreshadowing}} She does]], unknowingly in the form of Vegeta (even though she was, at first, infatuated with Zarbon, until he transforms.)
* In the Bardock special, Nappa distracts young Vegeta from the news that his planet and people have been wiped out by taking him to Dairy Queen. At first, this seems to be typical Nappa idiocy and Vegeta just going along with it to shut him up. But, Nappa has a degree in Child Psychology (with a Minor in Pain)- he knew exactly what he was doing to distract Vegeta, and it worked.
* Guru's "Kill it like the rest" comment. Makes one wonder if the Albino (White) Namekians are similar to [[TheDCU a certain Martian race]].
** Or actual Dragonball villains like Pilaf and Garlic Jr. who resemble pale Namekians.
* In episode 18, a babbling Vegeta annoys Guru who then tells Nail to slap him; Nail slaps Krillin instead of Vegeta. While this may be just one of the many showings of Krillin's butt monkey status, it can also be noted that Vegeta and Krillin are voiced by the same person and thus, technically, he really did slap Vegeta.
* Vegeta's insult to Bulma in Episode 19 about her hair looking stupid is a probably a joke regarding Bulma's hairstyles changing on a regular basis in a show where nearly everyone's look stays ''exactly'' the same.
** Albeit, that's not entirely true. Most of the characters' hairstyles change somewhat from one story arc to another. Bulma's just the most noticeable because her character design will frequently shift within the arc. Excluding the bald/hairless characters, Goku and Vegeta are the only two whose hair doesn't change at all over the course of the series, and there's a biological reason for that. (And if you count GT, then it's just Goku.)
* At the end of episode 7, Nappa names one of the saibamen "Vegeta Jr.", and Vegeta quickly disposes of it. Remember what started playing as his [[Anime/DragonBallGT theme music]] in episode 20?
* In episode 23, Vegeta's line, "I don't know what this Yamcha is, but it sounds just like Raditz" is a double joke, the first is obvious, the second being that Yamcha and Raditz after the recasting is voiced by the same person.
** It's actually a triple joke, in addition to that, it's also a callback to Guru's line: "I do not know what this, "Yamcha" is, but it sounds disappointing."
*** No wait, quadruple joke. Yamcha was killed by a Saibaman, which had a power equal to Raditz.
*** And possibly yet another layer: Vegeta ''did'' meet Yamcha on Earth. And Yamcha was so pathetic that Vegeta didn't even bother remembering him.
*** And to top it all off, both Yamcha and Raditz originally had the same voice actor (Vegeta3986), but BOTH were changed (Raditz to Lanipator and Yamcha to Faulerro)
*** That's actually technically incorrect for Raditz. Lanipator was already the original.
** And then in Episode 32, it takes Vegeta a while but then he actually does remember "that one scrub who got killed by a Saibaman", who was Yamcha of course. Then Vegeta realises that same person is right in front of him. He bursts out laughing.
* In episode 24, when Vegeta's shout from Freeza's ship and Piccolo responds from somewhere else on the planet entirely with "Ow, my ear!", it isn't just pointing out that Vegeta is RIDICULOUSLY LOUD, but it semi-makes sense in-unverse because, as the Lord Slug movie demonstrated, Namekians have hypersensitive hearing!
** Not just Lord Slug, but the main series canon too; when Trunks first comes back in time, Piccolo overhears the conversation he has with Goku despite being across a huge distance from them.
** Yeah... it's obvious that Team Four Star has been writing in Piccolo's ability to hear long distances, hence why he has to yell to be heard, while everyone is talking at room level and he hears them just fine. Started all the way back with "CLIMB DOWN!"
*** Shouting "CLIMB DOWN!" is justified, in that human hearing isn't as good as his'. As for the rest, maybe he likes the sound of his own voice (backed up by his big ego and desire for attention).
**** I didn't mean the shouting, I meant how Gohan is talking to himself, and Piccolo can hear him from however far away he is.
* Another one in episode 24 is also a {{Call Forward}}- King Kai is so sick of Piccolo & Co. that he demands they be wished back before he kills himself. When Krillian asks if gods can do that, King Kai says he's about to try. Remember what happens in the Cell Saga? [[spoiler: Goku teleports Cell, who self-destructs and kills everyone on King Kai's planet.]]
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uo5Rhn8zuPA abridged parody]] of their first season of abridging had a nice looking short sequence at the end, in the same style as the {{Inception}} title sequence. It wasn't just for show, this is an abridged version of an abridged series. WE HAVE TO GO DEEPER.
** To add onto the fun, Dragon Ball Z Kai is essentially DBZ without the filler episodes. AKA: It was ''abridged''.
* Goku's explanation of the muffin button for how he got mind-reading powers is a better explanation than the anime, where he just says it must come from training at 100x normal gravity.
** He's already shown to have communicated telepathically with Gohan while fighting Vegeta back on Earth, which is before his trip to Namek. So maybe muffins in general grant you telepathic powers.
*** In canon, Roshi, Karin, Kami-sama and Kaiou-sama all have telepathy, Kuririn and Gohan both displayed telepathy on the trip to Namek, and Goku's ultimate move involves telepathically asking the entire planet/solar system for their ki. This was probably the first time he tried to use it for something other than basic communication, but it was still a tactile version of something that Roshi did from a distance about a decade earlier so its not really unusual that he can do it as well.
* Piccolo mentions to Nail in episode 25 that he switched to Spacebook. What was he using before? my''SPACE''!
* It's unknown if TFS will use this in future episodes, but when Freeza impaled Krillin, he kept jabbing him with his horn, to the point where he got two 1Ups. A funny joke until you realize that after this part of the original series, Freeza is thought to have died twice. The first time when Goku's Spirit Bomb hit him and the second after Namek blew up.
* To answer Vegeta's unanswered question about Freeza's flashback in Episode 25: The same way Freeza knew about the Namekian Dragonballs. If Nappa was talking with his transmitter on for a whole year, it's reasonable to think he might have blabbed about that at some point.
* Guldo's WordOfGay on Burter. What did he say in episode 21?
-->'''Burter:''' Well, you've got very nice hair, you're a beautiful shade of red and honestly, you're the only one on this team I can rely on.
** It also doubles as RealLifeWritesThePlot, as Burter's voice actor [[spoiler:[=KaiserNeko=]]] is gay.
* Goku seems to start off being a very [[SkilledButNaive Skilled, but Naive]] [[CloudCuckooLander Cloud Cuckoo Lander]] with just a very small dose of [[IdiotHero Idiot Hero]], even going so far as to trying to be nice to Vegeta, who was the [[BigBad Big Bad]] at the time. In Season 2, he [[TookaLevelinDumbass took a high level in dumbass]]. Why? ''Because he was brain damaged.''
** To further this, at [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness the first two specials and the series, he was bit of a dick]] until he was killed. His personality softened after death!
*** His early ditzy-but-dickish personality makes sense too. Saiyans are jerks, but he ''already'' had minor brain damage. He was dropped on his head as a kid! As for being less of a jerk after dying, it seems like each time a Saiyan dies, they become less of a jerk.
* Right before Kami's death, he told Mr. Popo to get the Dragon Balls from planet Namek. Popo responded with "Bitch, I ain't going nowhere" making him seem like a monster. What does he do in episode 11? He tells Goku & friends about the Dragon Balls on Namek. [[VitriolicBestBuds Looks like he really does enjoy his company.]]
** Plus when he returned, Kami and Popo bond over the pot Popo grows.
*** That's probably the only reason why he doesn't leave. He's far too busy getting high.
*** And pot takes a lot of care to grow. [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial Not that I'd know.]] So running off to Namek isn't an option when there is pot to be grown or toast to be made. As for the VitriolicBestBuds, when King Kai calls him directly, Popo ''blows up his antennae remotely.'' He never does this to Kami. And now, imagine what would have happened had Popo just gone to Namek himself.
* When Vegeta said that his scouter was upside down it was still on his left eye, something that would be impossible if it was still attached to his ear when he said that Goku's power level was 1006. This means that there's probably a righty-flip option so that people who wear scouters on their right ear can still see everything normally. This leads me to believe that he accidentally activated said righty-flip.
* Piccolo's CMOA in Episode 25 was also a moment of Fridge Brilliance. Freeza tells Piccolo to stop him if he's heard the joke before. He stops him because he has, as Nail is in his body.
* In Episode 7, Krillin/Kuririn takes offense at being called a Namekian. Later on, Guru reveals that Krillin/Kuririn looks just like an albino Namekian.
* Again, in Episode 7, Nappa blows up a cargo robot [[spoiler:and the cargo was people!]] in order to protect his image. Why? Well, as it turns out, he has a modelling career!
* In DBZ Kai Abridged, Lanipator plays the role of Raditz from first appearance until Raditz’s death; rather than until Vegeta3986 takes the microphone to correct an attack name. But this makes perfect sense considering they skip over the part Vegeta3986 would have interjected at.
** [[RealLifeWritesThePlot Though this was kind of forced on them, considering Vegeta3986 is no longer part of the team.]]
* In Episode 27, Freeza states he'll make an asshole disappear. He [[spoiler:kills Vegeta, but never destroys the body. He does however eat the space crab, Orpheus, that would've revealed how to beat him. Given the number of heroic speeches he's heard, he's likely come across people like Orpheus several times prior and saw it coming]].
* Episode 28 shows that Goku entrusts Piccolo [[spoiler:with talking to Gohan about what he's been through since he arrived on Namek. It's not that he's lost interest in Gohan, he's just handed the parenting responsibilities over to Piccolo.]]
* Also in episode 28, a bit of Fridge Brilliance occurs with regard to Freeza's chastising God if you think about the fact that God ''was'' giving it his A-game the whole time - in the form of Goku.
* How did Goku know what song Piccolo was singing in his head in Episode 2 in Episode 29? Muffin Button.
* Almost everyone who first hears about the dragon balls says "a dragon's what?" Preluded in the first issue of Dragonball, where Bulma introduces them to Goku and he says "Y'mean... some poor dragon...?"
* May be HilariousInHindsight or plain old Foreshadowing, but Chiaotzu is compared to a Pokemon by Nappa, and his HeroicSacrifice is equated to using Selfdestruct. It does nothing but a scratch. Keep in mind, Selfdestruct is a Normal type move. One way this be interpreted as either Nappa is super resistant to said move, which would logically make him a Rock/Steel type-explaining [[CurbStompBattle his utter pwnage at the hands of Goku.]] Or, more obviously, it's a hint to what Nappa is going to become. After all, the one type that's immune to a Normal-type move? [[spoiler:'''Ghost''' type Pokemon.]]
* [[spoiler: Minor one, but Dende's status as BiTheWay actually makes perfect sense. Namekians are a OneGenderRace with BizarreAlienReproduction (shooting eggs from their mouths). While [[MarsNeedsWomen Bulma's boobs are exotic to him]], the natural Namekian union would be based on personal compatibility instead of gender, so of course the poor little guy wouldn't understand IncompatibleOrientation.]]
* As stated in episode 2 of the TFS podcast, fans have come up with a theory that not only explains [[spoiler:why Freeza had a muffin button on his ship]], but also how Goku got that muffin.
** [[spoiler:Essentially, the ship Goku takes to Namek is the ship he arrived at Earth in as a child, only built back from the ground up by Dr. Briefs. All of Freeza's ships have muffin buttons (for food for long travel), and so Dr. Briefs unwittingly ''did'' install a muffin button on Goku's ship, as he was simply reverse-engineering Goku's old ship, which was Freeza technology.]]
*** There's a problem with that theory, though. Dr. Briefs reverse engineered ''Kami's'' space ship, which was Namekian, not a Planet Trade space ship.
* In episode two, Goku tells Gohan to use headbutt on Radditz. It says that it's super effective, which proves how weak Radditz really is, as normal moves aren't super effective against anything.
* Goku telling the story of Bardock becoming a Super Saiyan and saving the primitive Saiyan race makes sense. Ashamed is probably too strong a word, especially considering he has no problem exploiting the obscene power levels he gets from it, but Goku has no reason to be proud of his Saiyan heritage, given its [[PlanetOfHats hat]] is aggressive warfare and destruction, while Goku fights for the sake of protecting his family/friends/planet. Turning Bardock into a savior (albeit a 'violent savior') is basically him trying to retcon his own heritage so his father isn't so evil.
** [[spoiler: And once you take in that the whole thing was a dream of Gohan's, it makes ''more'' sense. Gohan has even less reason to be proud of his Saiyan heritage, seeing as how he's more pacifistic than his father, and the day he found out about his heritage, he was forced into the life of a warrior, a complete 180 from the life he led-and if GT is any indication, the life he ''wants'' to lead. Plus, it'd be hard to reconcile himself that his grandfather was such an evil man, so his subconscious turned Bardock into a NobleDemon.]]
*** And for extra HeartwarmingInHindsight, a lot of Bardock's mannerisms seem based off of Piccolo. Consider these two dialogues:
---> '''Mook''': Please don't break my arm!
---> '''Piccolo''': No.

---> '''Lord Chilled''': Please don't break my butt.
---> '''Bardock''': Kay.
---> '''Lord Chilled''': Truly?
---> '''Bardock''': No.
** On the other hand, people who reproduce by kicking each other sound like ''exactly'' like the sort of beings who would evolve into the Saiyans.
* King Kai's little chuckle when Yamcha asks to speak to Bulma makes sense. He's technically an omnipotent god, so he probably already knew that Bulma had long since gotten over Yamcha and was having weird rape fantasies about Vegeta. Which then makes his decision to let Yamcha get bitched at and dumped by Bulma a real KickTheDog moment!
* Why did Bulma act much bitchier in Season 2, especially to [[ButtMonkey Yamcha]]? Popo took her on his magic carpet which got [[PoweredByAForsakenChild about 10,000 miles to the soul]]... er, gallon. Having part of her soul consumed left her a much nastier and more selfish person!
* The Kanassans repopulating makes perfect sense. If their entire race is psychic then they knew to hide out from the invading Saiyans and just wait for the invading force to leave.
* Freeza: "How many arms do you think we’re up to? I think we’re up to twenty-four." When did Freeza say this? Episode 24!
* [[spoiler:Freeza's talk about giving Goku pizzas for letting him power up becomes, and Goku's "eat it in reverse" line are foreshadowing Freeza's energy disks. Freeza "eats it in reverse" since he was hit in the back by one.]]
** Prior to this, [[spoiler:Goku threatens to break Freeza like a Kit Kat Bar. As goofy as it sounds, it's a bit of FridgeHorror; Goku threatened to break him into multiple pieces. But like the "pizza" talk, it's foreshadow Freeza's defeat. Though it does beg the question if Goku cuts his Kit Kat Bars when he eats them.]]
* In episode 31, Maron tells Yamcha that she takes payments "in the backroom, but those are always under the table, so I don't think they count" when he says that he and the others thought she was a hooker, on first viewing, this just looks like she's being a ditz as usual, but when [[spoiler: she's revealed to be a DirtyCop investigating Krillin for insurance fraud, rewatching the episode means this line can be taken to refer to any other bribes she had taken in her previous assignments]]
** Alternatively [[spoiler: it's revealed at the end that she was tricking Krillin into spending money on her so she could gather evidence of his spending money earned from fraud. Marin may have been pulling the same trick on Yamcha to get him arrested for solicitation.]]
* At first it looks like a plot hole that Krillin wasn't brought back, considering he was killed by Freeza. But it was the Earth Dragonballs that were used, and he'd already been wished back once by them.
* Similarly, Guru coming back seems odd since his death was not due to grief of losing his people (thus, Freeza's fault) but him stopping his heart to be a dick. But his exact words were, "Oh, right, I stopped my heart for a couple minutes there." A couple minutes. It sounded like he fully intended his death to be temporary.
* In episode 33, Trunks [[spoiler:makes some lame puns while fighting Freeza. Remember, he was trained by Gohan in his timeline, and Gohan probably picked it up from Goku and Krillin.]]
* When Trunks is flying toward where Goku is going to land, his GPS says he's going to land at "Idiot Rock" and Trunks then says it is called "Idiot Crater" in his time. Fitting, considering [[IdiotHero Goku]] lands there and makes that crater.
* Krillin is told that the only reason he isn't being sent to jail is because he'd be eaten alive in there. FridgeLogic kicks in, when you stop and realize that Krillin is the strongest human fighter in the world. However, it becomes FridgeBrilliance when you consider that this isn't common knowledge, and Krillin is smart enough to keep his mouth shut and avoid jail time.
* Trunks hearing his father's scream in episode 18 makes perfect sense. In WebVideo/DragonBallAbridged, SpaceIsNoisy, as evidenced by Goku hearing Vegeta from space. It just took 20 years for the sound waves to reach Earth.
** It also makes sense for Vegeta to be heard by King Yemma in the afterlife. In the original series, Super!Buu [[spoiler:and later Gotenks]] can ''rip holes through entire dimensions'' by yelling.
* Episode [[RuleThirtyFour 34]] ends with Bulma and Vegeta having sex.
** Speaking of which, it's mentioned above that a species that reproduces by kicking one another sounds exactly like something that would evolve into the Saiyans. Proud warrior race culture, more prone to aggression than compassion...and then you realize that from day one, Vegeta has been particularly rude to Bulma, but never threatened her with death like he did the others. He wasn't just being an ass, he was ''flirting''.
*** Pretty much confirmed in episode 35, judging by this line:
--> '''Vegeta''': ''You're [Bulma] being bitchier than usual, and'' not ''in a hot way!''
* It actually makes perfect sense that Goku would have no idea (besides [[IdiotHero not being very bright]]) that his hair turns yellow when transformed. The times he would have been transformed, he wouldn't have had any opportunity to actually notice any superficial changes, what with the lack of mirrors and people trying to kill him.
* In the Bardock Father of Goku special, Freeza mentally bemoans the fact that he's always hearing heroic speeches. The next time we see the tyrant (25 years later) he's started keeping track of how many times he's heard certain StockPhrases. It's very possible that Bardock's speech inspired Freeza to start his mental list.
* Makes sense for Cooler to be a [[CelebrityImpersonator Voice Actor Impersonator]] to [[TheDarkKnightRises Bane]]. His final form ''has a mask'', and they both are more dangerous than their predecessors, respectively Freeza and Ra's al Ghul.
* This may be a bit of a stretch, but it's a funny coincidence. Bulma and Vegeta are voiced by Megami33 and Lanipator. They also have their own abridged series, Sailor Moon and Yu Yu Hakusho respectively. The original creators of those shows are married to each other. (like I said, it's a real stretch for Fridge Brilliance, and I doubt this was intentional, but I thought it was a neat coincidence)
* In the Bardock: The father of Goku special, before the RetCon, Cooler says the reason he's letting Goku live is "Because I'm a prick." At first it just seems like he said the line at random, after all how could he know Freeza called him a prick in his thoughts? Cue episode 16, where we see a flashback of Freeza's Space Twitter posts: "@ Cooler, you're a prick." Cooler let Goku live because [[DisproportionateRetribution he was pissed at the twitter post]].
!!FridgeHorror
* For an example of FridgeHorror, [[spoiler:Dodoria]] is the most beautiful and fertile woman on her planet. Then....what do the other people on her planet look like? -{{Tropers/DaionusThe 23rd}}
** [[spoiler: Maybe her planet's opinions on beauty are the reverse of ours. What they would consider eye-meltingly hideous would be drop dead gorgeous by our standards.]]
*** [[spoiler: But that was BEFORE Freeza destroyed it]]
* The events of Manga/DragonBall appear to be canonical in DBZ abridged. If that's true, Goku would have spent three years training at Kami's lookout. That's three years with [[SadistTeacher Mr. Popo]]. Is it any wonder that Goku reacted with panic upon seeing Popo in episode 11? -{{Tropers/SFH}}
** It actually shows in the episode Goku reacting because of that.
* A more subtle example: Think about WHY Trunks was able to identify Vegeta's rage-filled scream as his father's. Think carefully. Give up? [[spoiler: Assuming the androids were still responsible for the deaths of the majority of Earth's defenders, as in canon, Trunks MAY have been born in time to hear Vegeta scream in agony as he was killed.]]
** [[spoiler: Technically, in the original History of Trunks canon, he was born BEFORE the Androids started their attack. Heck, he was born roughly around the time Goku died of heart disease. So its fairly possible he was still a baby when hearing his father get killed by them.]]
*** Frankly, he's living in the most technologically advanced area on the planet other than maybe Gero's lab. I'd be surprised if Bulma didn't have some sort of recording of Vegeta to show her kid. Well, assuming it's something that she'd want to show her son.
**** Or maybe Trunks saw/heard it himself via Space Hulu. He could've been watching the Ginyu Force on [=GalacTV=]. Tokusentai, tokusentai!
* In episode 24, Krillin dresses up in the Freeza soldier armor and notices how he looks like Nappa. He then goes:
-->'''Krillin:''' Hey Vegeta, what was that one guy's name? Vegeta? Vegeta? Vegeta? Vegeta?
-->'''Vegeta:''' Goddammit, Nappa.
-->'''Krillin:''' All right, good old Goddammit Nappa.
** Please note that Krillin's dialogue was the same as Nappa's right before Vegeta kills him. You can see the cogs turning in his head of wanting to kill Krillin.
** Furthermore, it's likely that Vegeta wasn't even answering Krillin or seeing Krillin. Rather he was just responding as if he ''was'' looking at and talking to Nappa and wanting to kill him again.
* Gohan's anger at his father for "Abandonment". Remember what happens towards the end of the Cell Games Saga? [[spoiler: Goku forces Gohan to fight Cell, who nearly kills him and the rest of the group, leading to the sacrifice of Android 16]]. [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone how is Gohan going to react to that?]]
* Lord Slug is one half from a Namekian, the other Namekian half was [[spoiler: Guru]], who calls himself [[spoiler: ''Lord Slug's evil half'']]. What was ''the original'' Namekian like?
** Even worse, what if [[spoiler: Guru]] got the idea to wish himself young and strong?
*** [[spoiler: Well, he thought dying in the middle of wishing on the Namekian Dragon Balls was a bigger dick move, so that's that problem taken care of.]]
** Arguably, he'd be less evil than Guru, since with a good half, relatively speaking, he wouldn't be as monstrous as what Guru is capable of, like drinking all the water, blaming it on the Albino Namekians, and encouraging their genocide.
** Well, [[SevenDeadlySins Sloth is a sin]]. Maybe the evil part is just lazy?
* What's going to happen to all the people Freeza and his men killed by blowing up the planet? There's this scene in one of the Green Lantern animated movies where the rings become non-functional, and soon after a lot of rings spontaneously fall back onto Oa, indicating all the Green Lanterns that were in interstellar space, which seems quite relevant here.
* When Super Kami Guru reveals that [[spoiler:''he'' was the one who caused the Drought, the Namekians respond by slaughtering him. And then ''consume'' him, leading to the creation of a new Grand Elder.]] Keep in mind that the Namekians [[BizarreAlienBiology don't need food for sustenance.]] It's likely that the reason Namekians have a mouth and digestive system [[spoiler:[[CannibalismSuperpower is to EAT the Grand Leader]] [[KlingonPromotion when they need a new one]]. ]]
** Actually, while Namekians don't eat the same stuff humans and saiyans, they still need to drink water to survive, needing a mouth and a digestive system to do so, abeit a fairly more simple one, however, it sure explain why they have teeth, specially such sharp-looking ones.
* Remember the bug planet? No, seriously. Remember that scene where Nappa asks the king and queen to mate in front of them? Remember how said king was a tyrant? That part's actually true in the anime, and if we're going by the anime's story, then that queen of his was someone he kidnapped off of one of his people (the person who told the two that the king's a tyrant), and so when Nappa had them mate to sate his curiosity, he pretty much had the king ''rape someone''. Hopefully, it doesn't follow that part of the story.

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!!FridgeBrilliance
* When Zarbon's about to transform, he makes a point of saying that his transformed self is completely different in every way from his normal self. The second he transforms, he says, "IMMA RAPE YA, BITCH!" Vegeta, thinking Zarbon is gay at this point, says he's exactly the same just less subtle. Except [[spoiler: ''[[CampStraight he's not gay]]'']], as we find out later on. Ergo, his transformed self, in being "completely different," ''is''. - @/MrDeath
* In ''Christmas Tree of Might'', Krillin did get another Christmas present: [[spoiler: Not being the ButtMonkey (for once).]] Unfortunately, it was during a non-canon special, so he didn't get to keep it.
* When the group reaches Planet Namek, Bulma hopes that she'll meet a new boyfriend on the planet (not considering [[ButtMonkey Yamcha]] a real man). [[{{Foreshadowing}} She does]], unknowingly in the form of Vegeta (even though she was, at first, infatuated with Zarbon, until he transforms.)
* In the Bardock special, Nappa distracts young Vegeta from the news that his planet and people have been wiped out by taking him to Dairy Queen. At first, this seems to be typical Nappa idiocy and Vegeta just going along with it to shut him up. But, Nappa has a degree in Child Psychology (with a Minor in Pain)- he knew exactly what he was doing to distract Vegeta, and it worked.
* Guru's "Kill it like the rest" comment. Makes one wonder if the Albino (White) Namekians are similar to [[TheDCU a certain Martian race]].
** Or actual Dragonball villains like Pilaf and Garlic Jr. who resemble pale Namekians.
* In episode 18, a babbling Vegeta annoys Guru who then tells Nail to slap him; Nail slaps Krillin instead of Vegeta. While this may be just one of the many showings of Krillin's butt monkey status, it can also be noted that Vegeta and Krillin are voiced by the same person and thus, technically, he really did slap Vegeta.
* Vegeta's insult to Bulma in Episode 19 about her hair looking stupid is a probably a joke regarding Bulma's hairstyles changing on a regular basis in a show where nearly everyone's look stays ''exactly'' the same.
** Albeit, that's not entirely true. Most of the characters' hairstyles change somewhat from one story arc to another. Bulma's just the most noticeable because her character design will frequently shift within the arc. Excluding the bald/hairless characters, Goku and Vegeta are the only two whose hair doesn't change at all over the course of the series, and there's a biological reason for that. (And if you count GT, then it's just Goku.)
* At the end of episode 7, Nappa names one of the saibamen "Vegeta Jr.", and Vegeta quickly disposes of it. Remember what started playing as his [[Anime/DragonBallGT theme music]] in episode 20?
* In episode 23, Vegeta's line, "I don't know what this Yamcha is, but it sounds just like Raditz" is a double joke, the first is obvious, the second being that Yamcha and Raditz after the recasting is voiced by the same person.
** It's actually a triple joke, in addition to that, it's also a callback to Guru's line: "I do not know what this, "Yamcha" is, but it sounds disappointing."
*** No wait, quadruple joke. Yamcha was killed by a Saibaman, which had a power equal to Raditz.
*** And possibly yet another layer: Vegeta ''did'' meet Yamcha on Earth. And Yamcha was so pathetic that Vegeta didn't even bother remembering him.
*** And to top it all off, both Yamcha and Raditz originally had the same voice actor (Vegeta3986), but BOTH were changed (Raditz to Lanipator and Yamcha to Faulerro)
*** That's actually technically incorrect for Raditz. Lanipator was already the original.
** And then in Episode 32, it takes Vegeta a while but then he actually does remember "that one scrub who got killed by a Saibaman", who was Yamcha of course. Then Vegeta realises that same person is right in front of him. He bursts out laughing.
* In episode 24, when Vegeta's shout from Freeza's ship and Piccolo responds from somewhere else on the planet entirely with "Ow, my ear!", it isn't just pointing out that Vegeta is RIDICULOUSLY LOUD, but it semi-makes sense in-unverse because, as the Lord Slug movie demonstrated, Namekians have hypersensitive hearing!
** Not just Lord Slug, but the main series canon too; when Trunks first comes back in time, Piccolo overhears the conversation he has with Goku despite being across a huge distance from them.
** Yeah... it's obvious that Team Four Star has been writing in Piccolo's ability to hear long distances, hence why he has to yell to be heard, while everyone is talking at room level and he hears them just fine. Started all the way back with "CLIMB DOWN!"
*** Shouting "CLIMB DOWN!" is justified, in that human hearing isn't as good as his'. As for the rest, maybe he likes the sound of his own voice (backed up by his big ego and desire for attention).
**** I didn't mean the shouting, I meant how Gohan is talking to himself, and Piccolo can hear him from however far away he is.
* Another one in episode 24 is also a {{Call Forward}}- King Kai is so sick of Piccolo & Co. that he demands they be wished back before he kills himself. When Krillian asks if gods can do that, King Kai says he's about to try. Remember what happens in the Cell Saga? [[spoiler: Goku teleports Cell, who self-destructs and kills everyone on King Kai's planet.]]
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uo5Rhn8zuPA abridged parody]] of their first season of abridging had a nice looking short sequence at the end, in the same style as the {{Inception}} title sequence. It wasn't just for show, this is an abridged version of an abridged series. WE HAVE TO GO DEEPER.
** To add onto the fun, Dragon Ball Z Kai is essentially DBZ without the filler episodes. AKA: It was ''abridged''.
* Goku's explanation of the muffin button for how he got mind-reading powers is a better explanation than the anime, where he just says it must come from training at 100x normal gravity.
** He's already shown to have communicated telepathically with Gohan while fighting Vegeta back on Earth, which is before his trip to Namek. So maybe muffins in general grant you telepathic powers.
*** In canon, Roshi, Karin, Kami-sama and Kaiou-sama all have telepathy, Kuririn and Gohan both displayed telepathy on the trip to Namek, and Goku's ultimate move involves telepathically asking the entire planet/solar system for their ki. This was probably the first time he tried to use it for something other than basic communication, but it was still a tactile version of something that Roshi did from a distance about a decade earlier so its not really unusual that he can do it as well.
* Piccolo mentions to Nail in episode 25 that he switched to Spacebook. What was he using before? my''SPACE''!
* It's unknown if TFS will use this in future episodes, but when Freeza impaled Krillin, he kept jabbing him with his horn, to the point where he got two 1Ups. A funny joke until you realize that after this part of the original series, Freeza is thought to have died twice. The first time when Goku's Spirit Bomb hit him and the second after Namek blew up.
* To answer Vegeta's unanswered question about Freeza's flashback in Episode 25: The same way Freeza knew about the Namekian Dragonballs. If Nappa was talking with his transmitter on for a whole year, it's reasonable to think he might have blabbed about that at some point.
* Guldo's WordOfGay on Burter. What did he say in episode 21?
-->'''Burter:''' Well, you've got very nice hair, you're a beautiful shade of red and honestly, you're the only one on this team I can rely on.
** It also doubles as RealLifeWritesThePlot, as Burter's voice actor [[spoiler:[=KaiserNeko=]]] is gay.
* Goku seems to start off being a very [[SkilledButNaive Skilled, but Naive]] [[CloudCuckooLander Cloud Cuckoo Lander]] with just a very small dose of [[IdiotHero Idiot Hero]], even going so far as to trying to be nice to Vegeta, who was the [[BigBad Big Bad]] at the time. In Season 2, he [[TookaLevelinDumbass took a high level in dumbass]]. Why? ''Because he was brain damaged.''
** To further this, at [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness the first two specials and the series, he was bit of a dick]] until he was killed. His personality softened after death!
*** His early ditzy-but-dickish personality makes sense too. Saiyans are jerks, but he ''already'' had minor brain damage. He was dropped on his head as a kid! As for being less of a jerk after dying, it seems like each time a Saiyan dies, they become less of a jerk.
* Right before Kami's death, he told Mr. Popo to get the Dragon Balls from planet Namek. Popo responded with "Bitch, I ain't going nowhere" making him seem like a monster. What does he do in episode 11? He tells Goku & friends about the Dragon Balls on Namek. [[VitriolicBestBuds Looks like he really does enjoy his company.]]
** Plus when he returned, Kami and Popo bond over the pot Popo grows.
*** That's probably the only reason why he doesn't leave. He's far too busy getting high.
*** And pot takes a lot of care to grow. [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial Not that I'd know.]] So running off to Namek isn't an option when there is pot to be grown or toast to be made. As for the VitriolicBestBuds, when King Kai calls him directly, Popo ''blows up his antennae remotely.'' He never does this to Kami. And now, imagine what would have happened had Popo just gone to Namek himself.
* When Vegeta said that his scouter was upside down it was still on his left eye, something that would be impossible if it was still attached to his ear when he said that Goku's power level was 1006. This means that there's probably a righty-flip option so that people who wear scouters on their right ear can still see everything normally. This leads me to believe that he accidentally activated said righty-flip.
* Piccolo's CMOA in Episode 25 was also a moment of Fridge Brilliance. Freeza tells Piccolo to stop him if he's heard the joke before. He stops him because he has, as Nail is in his body.
* In Episode 7, Krillin/Kuririn takes offense at being called a Namekian. Later on, Guru reveals that Krillin/Kuririn looks just like an albino Namekian.
* Again, in Episode 7, Nappa blows up a cargo robot [[spoiler:and the cargo was people!]] in order to protect his image. Why? Well, as it turns out, he has a modelling career!
* In DBZ Kai Abridged, Lanipator plays the role of Raditz from first appearance until Raditz’s death; rather than until Vegeta3986 takes the microphone to correct an attack name. But this makes perfect sense considering they skip over the part Vegeta3986 would have interjected at.
** [[RealLifeWritesThePlot Though this was kind of forced on them, considering Vegeta3986 is no longer part of the team.]]
* In Episode 27, Freeza states he'll make an asshole disappear. He [[spoiler:kills Vegeta, but never destroys the body. He does however eat the space crab, Orpheus, that would've revealed how to beat him. Given the number of heroic speeches he's heard, he's likely come across people like Orpheus several times prior and saw it coming]].
* Episode 28 shows that Goku entrusts Piccolo [[spoiler:with talking to Gohan about what he's been through since he arrived on Namek. It's not that he's lost interest in Gohan, he's just handed the parenting responsibilities over to Piccolo.]]
* Also in episode 28, a bit of Fridge Brilliance occurs with regard to Freeza's chastising God if you think about the fact that God ''was'' giving it his A-game the whole time - in the form of Goku.
* How did Goku know what song Piccolo was singing in his head in Episode 2 in Episode 29? Muffin Button.
* Almost everyone who first hears about the dragon balls says "a dragon's what?" Preluded in the first issue of Dragonball, where Bulma introduces them to Goku and he says "Y'mean... some poor dragon...?"
* May be HilariousInHindsight or plain old Foreshadowing, but Chiaotzu is compared to a Pokemon by Nappa, and his HeroicSacrifice is equated to using Selfdestruct. It does nothing but a scratch. Keep in mind, Selfdestruct is a Normal type move. One way this be interpreted as either Nappa is super resistant to said move, which would logically make him a Rock/Steel type-explaining [[CurbStompBattle his utter pwnage at the hands of Goku.]] Or, more obviously, it's a hint to what Nappa is going to become. After all, the one type that's immune to a Normal-type move? [[spoiler:'''Ghost''' type Pokemon.]]
* [[spoiler: Minor one, but Dende's status as BiTheWay actually makes perfect sense. Namekians are a OneGenderRace with BizarreAlienReproduction (shooting eggs from their mouths). While [[MarsNeedsWomen Bulma's boobs are exotic to him]], the natural Namekian union would be based on personal compatibility instead of gender, so of course the poor little guy wouldn't understand IncompatibleOrientation.]]
* As stated in episode 2 of the TFS podcast, fans have come up with a theory that not only explains [[spoiler:why Freeza had a muffin button on his ship]], but also how Goku got that muffin.
** [[spoiler:Essentially, the ship Goku takes to Namek is the ship he arrived at Earth in as a child, only built back from the ground up by Dr. Briefs. All of Freeza's ships have muffin buttons (for food for long travel), and so Dr. Briefs unwittingly ''did'' install a muffin button on Goku's ship, as he was simply reverse-engineering Goku's old ship, which was Freeza technology.]]
*** There's a problem with that theory, though. Dr. Briefs reverse engineered ''Kami's'' space ship, which was Namekian, not a Planet Trade space ship.
* In episode two, Goku tells Gohan to use headbutt on Radditz. It says that it's super effective, which proves how weak Radditz really is, as normal moves aren't super effective against anything.
* Goku telling the story of Bardock becoming a Super Saiyan and saving the primitive Saiyan race makes sense. Ashamed is probably too strong a word, especially considering he has no problem exploiting the obscene power levels he gets from it, but Goku has no reason to be proud of his Saiyan heritage, given its [[PlanetOfHats hat]] is aggressive warfare and destruction, while Goku fights for the sake of protecting his family/friends/planet. Turning Bardock into a savior (albeit a 'violent savior') is basically him trying to retcon his own heritage so his father isn't so evil.
** [[spoiler: And once you take in that the whole thing was a dream of Gohan's, it makes ''more'' sense. Gohan has even less reason to be proud of his Saiyan heritage, seeing as how he's more pacifistic than his father, and the day he found out about his heritage, he was forced into the life of a warrior, a complete 180 from the life he led-and if GT is any indication, the life he ''wants'' to lead. Plus, it'd be hard to reconcile himself that his grandfather was such an evil man, so his subconscious turned Bardock into a NobleDemon.]]
*** And for extra HeartwarmingInHindsight, a lot of Bardock's mannerisms seem based off of Piccolo. Consider these two dialogues:
---> '''Mook''': Please don't break my arm!
---> '''Piccolo''': No.

---> '''Lord Chilled''': Please don't break my butt.
---> '''Bardock''': Kay.
---> '''Lord Chilled''': Truly?
---> '''Bardock''': No.
** On the other hand, people who reproduce by kicking each other sound like ''exactly'' like the sort of beings who would evolve into the Saiyans.
* King Kai's little chuckle when Yamcha asks to speak to Bulma makes sense. He's technically an omnipotent god, so he probably already knew that Bulma had long since gotten over Yamcha and was having weird rape fantasies about Vegeta. Which then makes his decision to let Yamcha get bitched at and dumped by Bulma a real KickTheDog moment!
* Why did Bulma act much bitchier in Season 2, especially to [[ButtMonkey Yamcha]]? Popo took her on his magic carpet which got [[PoweredByAForsakenChild about 10,000 miles to the soul]]... er, gallon. Having part of her soul consumed left her a much nastier and more selfish person!
* The Kanassans repopulating makes perfect sense. If their entire race is psychic then they knew to hide out from the invading Saiyans and just wait for the invading force to leave.
* Freeza: "How many arms do you think we’re up to? I think we’re up to twenty-four." When did Freeza say this? Episode 24!
* [[spoiler:Freeza's talk about giving Goku pizzas for letting him power up becomes, and Goku's "eat it in reverse" line are foreshadowing Freeza's energy disks. Freeza "eats it in reverse" since he was hit in the back by one.]]
** Prior to this, [[spoiler:Goku threatens to break Freeza like a Kit Kat Bar. As goofy as it sounds, it's a bit of FridgeHorror; Goku threatened to break him into multiple pieces. But like the "pizza" talk, it's foreshadow Freeza's defeat. Though it does beg the question if Goku cuts his Kit Kat Bars when he eats them.]]
* In episode 31, Maron tells Yamcha that she takes payments "in the backroom, but those are always under the table, so I don't think they count" when he says that he and the others thought she was a hooker, on first viewing, this just looks like she's being a ditz as usual, but when [[spoiler: she's revealed to be a DirtyCop investigating Krillin for insurance fraud, rewatching the episode means this line can be taken to refer to any other bribes she had taken in her previous assignments]]
** Alternatively [[spoiler: it's revealed at the end that she was tricking Krillin into spending money on her so she could gather evidence of his spending money earned from fraud. Marin may have been pulling the same trick on Yamcha to get him arrested for solicitation.]]
* At first it looks like a plot hole that Krillin wasn't brought back, considering he was killed by Freeza. But it was the Earth Dragonballs that were used, and he'd already been wished back once by them.
* Similarly, Guru coming back seems odd since his death was not due to grief of losing his people (thus, Freeza's fault) but him stopping his heart to be a dick. But his exact words were, "Oh, right, I stopped my heart for a couple minutes there." A couple minutes. It sounded like he fully intended his death to be temporary.
* In episode 33, Trunks [[spoiler:makes some lame puns while fighting Freeza. Remember, he was trained by Gohan in his timeline, and Gohan probably picked it up from Goku and Krillin.]]
* When Trunks is flying toward where Goku is going to land, his GPS says he's going to land at "Idiot Rock" and Trunks then says it is called "Idiot Crater" in his time. Fitting, considering [[IdiotHero Goku]] lands there and makes that crater.
* Krillin is told that the only reason he isn't being sent to jail is because he'd be eaten alive in there. FridgeLogic kicks in, when you stop and realize that Krillin is the strongest human fighter in the world. However, it becomes FridgeBrilliance when you consider that this isn't common knowledge, and Krillin is smart enough to keep his mouth shut and avoid jail time.
* Trunks hearing his father's scream in episode 18 makes perfect sense. In WebVideo/DragonBallAbridged, SpaceIsNoisy, as evidenced by Goku hearing Vegeta from space. It just took 20 years for the sound waves to reach Earth.
** It also makes sense for Vegeta to be heard by King Yemma in the afterlife. In the original series, Super!Buu [[spoiler:and later Gotenks]] can ''rip holes through entire dimensions'' by yelling.
* Episode [[RuleThirtyFour 34]] ends with Bulma and Vegeta having sex.
** Speaking of which, it's mentioned above that a species that reproduces by kicking one another sounds exactly like something that would evolve into the Saiyans. Proud warrior race culture, more prone to aggression than compassion...and then you realize that from day one, Vegeta has been particularly rude to Bulma, but never threatened her with death like he did the others. He wasn't just being an ass, he was ''flirting''.
*** Pretty much confirmed in episode 35, judging by this line:
--> '''Vegeta''': ''You're [Bulma] being bitchier than usual, and'' not ''in a hot way!''
* It actually makes perfect sense that Goku would have no idea (besides [[IdiotHero not being very bright]]) that his hair turns yellow when transformed. The times he would have been transformed, he wouldn't have had any opportunity to actually notice any superficial changes, what with the lack of mirrors and people trying to kill him.
* In the Bardock Father of Goku special, Freeza mentally bemoans the fact that he's always hearing heroic speeches. The next time we see the tyrant (25 years later) he's started keeping track of how many times he's heard certain StockPhrases. It's very possible that Bardock's speech inspired Freeza to start his mental list.
* Makes sense for Cooler to be a [[CelebrityImpersonator Voice Actor Impersonator]] to [[TheDarkKnightRises Bane]]. His final form ''has a mask'', and they both are more dangerous than their predecessors, respectively Freeza and Ra's al Ghul.
* This may be a bit of a stretch, but it's a funny coincidence. Bulma and Vegeta are voiced by Megami33 and Lanipator. They also have their own abridged series, Sailor Moon and Yu Yu Hakusho respectively. The original creators of those shows are married to each other. (like I said, it's a real stretch for Fridge Brilliance, and I doubt this was intentional, but I thought it was a neat coincidence)
* In the Bardock: The father of Goku special, before the RetCon, Cooler says the reason he's letting Goku live is "Because I'm a prick." At first it just seems like he said the line at random, after all how could he know Freeza called him a prick in his thoughts? Cue episode 16, where we see a flashback of Freeza's Space Twitter posts: "@ Cooler, you're a prick." Cooler let Goku live because [[DisproportionateRetribution he was pissed at the twitter post]].
!!FridgeHorror
* For an example of FridgeHorror, [[spoiler:Dodoria]] is the most beautiful and fertile woman on her planet. Then....what do the other people on her planet look like? -{{Tropers/DaionusThe 23rd}}
** [[spoiler: Maybe her planet's opinions on beauty are the reverse of ours. What they would consider eye-meltingly hideous would be drop dead gorgeous by our standards.]]
*** [[spoiler: But that was BEFORE Freeza destroyed it]]
* The events of Manga/DragonBall appear to be canonical in DBZ abridged. If that's true, Goku would have spent three years training at Kami's lookout. That's three years with [[SadistTeacher Mr. Popo]]. Is it any wonder that Goku reacted with panic upon seeing Popo in episode 11? -{{Tropers/SFH}}
** It actually shows in the episode Goku reacting because of that.
* A more subtle example: Think about WHY Trunks was able to identify Vegeta's rage-filled scream as his father's. Think carefully. Give up? [[spoiler: Assuming the androids were still responsible for the deaths of the majority of Earth's defenders, as in canon, Trunks MAY have been born in time to hear Vegeta scream in agony as he was killed.]]
** [[spoiler: Technically, in the original History of Trunks canon, he was born BEFORE the Androids started their attack. Heck, he was born roughly around the time Goku died of heart disease. So its fairly possible he was still a baby when hearing his father get killed by them.]]
*** Frankly, he's living in the most technologically advanced area on the planet other than maybe Gero's lab. I'd be surprised if Bulma didn't have some sort of recording of Vegeta to show her kid. Well, assuming it's something that she'd want to show her son.
**** Or maybe Trunks saw/heard it himself via Space Hulu. He could've been watching the Ginyu Force on [=GalacTV=]. Tokusentai, tokusentai!
* In episode 24, Krillin dresses up in the Freeza soldier armor and notices how he looks like Nappa. He then goes:
-->'''Krillin:''' Hey Vegeta, what was that one guy's name? Vegeta? Vegeta? Vegeta? Vegeta?
-->'''Vegeta:''' Goddammit, Nappa.
-->'''Krillin:''' All right, good old Goddammit Nappa.
** Please note that Krillin's dialogue was the same as Nappa's right before Vegeta kills him. You can see the cogs turning in his head of wanting to kill Krillin.
** Furthermore, it's likely that Vegeta wasn't even answering Krillin or seeing Krillin. Rather he was just responding as if he ''was'' looking at and talking to Nappa and wanting to kill him again.
* Gohan's anger at his father for "Abandonment". Remember what happens towards the end of the Cell Games Saga? [[spoiler: Goku forces Gohan to fight Cell, who nearly kills him and the rest of the group, leading to the sacrifice of Android 16]]. [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone how is Gohan going to react to that?]]
* Lord Slug is one half from a Namekian, the other Namekian half was [[spoiler: Guru]], who calls himself [[spoiler: ''Lord Slug's evil half'']]. What was ''the original'' Namekian like?
** Even worse, what if [[spoiler: Guru]] got the idea to wish himself young and strong?
*** [[spoiler: Well, he thought dying in the middle of wishing on the Namekian Dragon Balls was a bigger dick move, so that's that problem taken care of.]]
** Arguably, he'd be less evil than Guru, since with a good half, relatively speaking, he wouldn't be as monstrous as what Guru is capable of, like drinking all the water, blaming it on the Albino Namekians, and encouraging their genocide.
** Well, [[SevenDeadlySins Sloth is a sin]]. Maybe the evil part is just lazy?
* What's going to happen to all the people Freeza and his men killed by blowing up the planet? There's this scene in one of the Green Lantern animated movies where the rings become non-functional, and soon after a lot of rings spontaneously fall back onto Oa, indicating all the Green Lanterns that were in interstellar space, which seems quite relevant here.
* When Super Kami Guru reveals that [[spoiler:''he'' was the one who caused the Drought, the Namekians respond by slaughtering him. And then ''consume'' him, leading to the creation of a new Grand Elder.]] Keep in mind that the Namekians [[BizarreAlienBiology don't need food for sustenance.]] It's likely that the reason Namekians have a mouth and digestive system [[spoiler:[[CannibalismSuperpower is to EAT the Grand Leader]] [[KlingonPromotion when they need a new one]]. ]]
** Actually, while Namekians don't eat the same stuff humans and saiyans, they still need to drink water to survive, needing a mouth and a digestive system to do so, abeit a fairly more simple one, however, it sure explain why they have teeth, specially such sharp-looking ones.
* Remember the bug planet? No, seriously. Remember that scene where Nappa asks the king and queen to mate in front of them? Remember how said king was a tyrant? That part's actually true in the anime, and if we're going by the anime's story, then that queen of his was someone he kidnapped off of one of his people (the person who told the two that the king's a tyrant), and so when Nappa had them mate to sate his curiosity, he pretty much had the king ''rape someone''. Hopefully, it doesn't follow that part of the story.
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* In the Bardock: The father of Goku special, before the RetCon, Cooler says the reason he's letting Goku live is "Because I'm a prick." At first it just seems like he said the line at random, after all how could he know Freeza called him a prick in his thoughts? Cue episode 16, where we see a flashback of Freeza's Space Twitter posts: "@ Cooler, you're a prick." Cooler let Goku live because [[DisproportionateRetribution he was pissed at the twitter post]].
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*** Pretty much confirmed in episode 35, judging by this line:
--> '''Vegeta''': ''You're [Bulma] being bitchier than usual, and'' not ''in a hot way!''
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* In episode 13, Krillin goes into a cave to change clothes after wetting himself. He takes ten minutes. Considering that he mentioned earlier not having any alone time in the ship in the ship while Bulma's walking around in her underwear...
---> '''Bulma''': OH GOD, IT'S EVERYWHERE!!
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* Remember the bug planet? No, seriously. Remember that scene where Nappa asks the king and queen to mate in front of them? Remember how said king was a tyrant? That part's actually true in the anime, and if we're going by the anime's story, then that queen of his was someone he kidnapped off of one of his people (the person who told the two that the king's a tyrant), and so when Nappa had them mate to sate his curiosity, he pretty much had the king ''rape someone''. Hopefully, it doesn't follow that part of the story.

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* Remember the bug planet? No, seriously. Remember that scene where Nappa asks the king and queen to mate in front of them? Remember how said king was a tyrant? That part's actually true in the anime, and if we're going by the anime's story, then that queen of his was someone he kidnapped off of one of his people (the person who told the two that the king's a tyrant), and so when Nappa had them mate to sate his curiosity, he pretty much had the king ''rape someone''. Hopefully, it doesn't follow that part of the story.story.
* In episode 13, Krillin goes into a cave to change clothes after wetting himself. He takes ten minutes. Considering that he mentioned earlier not having any alone time in the ship in the ship while Bulma's walking around in her underwear...
---> '''Bulma''': OH GOD, IT'S EVERYWHERE!!
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* This may be a bit of a stretch, but it's a funny coincidence. Bulma and Vegeta are voiced by Megami33 and Lanipator. They also have their own abridged series, Sailor Moon and Yu Yu Hakusho respectively. The original creators of those shows are married to each other. (like I said, it's a real stretch for Fridge Brilliance, and I doubt this was intentional, but I thought it was a neat coincidence)
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* Makes sense for Cooler to be a [[CelebrityImpersonator Voice Actor Impersonator]] to [[TheDarkKnightRises Bane]]. His final form ''has a mask'', and they both are more dangerous than their predecessors, respectively Freeza and Ra's al Ghul.
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* In the Bardock Father of Goku special, Freeza mentally bemoans the fact that he's always hearing heroic speeches. The next time we see the tyrant (25 years later) he's started keeping track of how many times he's heard certain StockPhrases. It's very possible that Bardock's speech inspired Freeza to start his mental list.
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*** That's actually technically incorrect for Raditz. Lanipator was already the original.
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* It actually makes perfect sense that Goku would have no idea (besides [[IdiotHero not being very bright]]) that his hair turns yellow when transformed. The times he would have been transformed, he wouldn't have had any opportunity to actually notice any superficial changes, what with the lack of mirrors and people trying to kill him.
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