History YMMV / DragonBallAbridged

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Is Nappa really evil, [[PsychopathicManchild is he just too stupid to know right from wrong?]]
* AngstWhatAngst: Not quite. Kid Vegeta just lost his planet, his entire race... and his father, but Nappa, in his wisdom, is taking him to DAIRY QUEEN! Vegeta agrees just to get Nappa to shut up. Then there's Gohan, who seemed generally okay about his dad never being around, but he does have issues, and it's beginning to show.
* AntiClimaxBoss: [[spoiler: Garlic Jr, despite his build up for his arc, is killed immediately by Mr. Popo without any effort]]
** [[ForegoneConclusion Freeza and Cold followed suit]]
* BetterThanCanon: Doubles as {{Woolseyism}}. [[Funny/DragonBallAbridged It's funnier]], [[SuperlativeDubbing better dubbed]], and faster paced than its source material. Then of course there's the fact that several characters are more fleshed out [[ProfessionalWrestling (Recoome)]], better characterized [[FauxAffablyEvil (Freeza)]], or just plain more likable [[AFatherToHisMen (Ginyu)]] than their canon counterparts.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Goku naming, and subsequently mourning over a bird in Cooler's Revenge. Its only purpose is to serve as a DeusExMachina to make Goku go Super Saiyan, and the attention that this particular detail is given feels out of place when compared to the rest of the special.
** Episode of Bardock seems to be a BigLippedAlligatorMoment in universe.
* BrokenBase: On the TeamFourStar forums, do not mention about future appearances or reincarnations of [[spoiler:Ghost!]]Nappa. This is the best way to ask for a flame war.
** The Garlic Saga looks to be this as [[spoiler: Garlic is assimilated into Mr. Popo before he could do anything]]
*** Though it seem doubtful that anyone would really want to see that particular filler arc dragged out
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* CreepyAwesome: Freeza and Mr.Popo.
* CrossesTheLineTwice:
** The ''Christmas Tree of Might'' special is especially full of this, between all the rape/molestation jokes (three words: "I raped Rudolph," and Krillin calling the mall Santa minion "worse than the ones that molest kids.")
** Goku trying to wake his son after Recoome has snapped his neck with a kick:
--->Maybe if I shake him some more?
** Freeza effortlessly tearing off Nail's arm is scary. Freeza letting Nail grow it back and then doing it ''again'', with a cheerful "Yoink!" is ''hilarious''.
** Freeza impaling Krillin (and raising Krillin's "Owned Count" to 15). At first, it's gruesome. Then it gets funny when it hits 20 and Freeza begins getting one-up points from it.
---> '''Gohan:''' Krillin, stop, you're making him stronger!
---> '''Krillin:''' I... CAN'T... HELP... IT!! GAH!!
** Freeza taking on Vegeta does this rather frequently.
--->'''Freeza''': Kidneypunch, kidneypunch, kidneypunch, kidneypunch, and pause[[{{Beat}} ...]] kidneypunch!
** Freeza desperately trying to keep his organs inside of his body after getting cut in half. Crosses even further when Goku unleashes a HurricaneOfPuns.
** Krillin's Chiaotzu impression before he gets blown up by Freeza in a deleted scene.
--->'''Krillin''': Goodbye Tien!
** The Yamcha from Trunks' timeline [[spoiler: hanged himself]]. Also Bulma and Vegeta [[spoiler: having audible sex]] later in the same episode. Especially the aftermath.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome:
** Both [[http://teamfourstar.com/page-makeaman their rendition]] of [[Disney/{{Mulan}} "I'll Make A Man Out of You,"]] and [[spoiler: [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} Ghost Nappa]]'s theme song.]]
** If you hit [[spoiler: Burter's dead body]] hard enough, you can play a song. [[spoiler: Vegeta plays the VideoGame/{{Tetris}} theme]].
** The "Rockin' It Out" FanVid, which features Goku and Vegeta in an epic guitar duel.
** Bardock - The Father of Goku Abridged featured both "Dare" and "The Touch" from Transformers: The Movie. Bardock even uses Prime's legendary "__ must be stopped, no matter the cost!" right before The Touch starts. CMOA indeed.
** Nappa singing "[[RageAgainstTheMachine Killing in the Name]]" for the Christmas album.
** Vegeta singing "I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Dragonballs."
** It may have been short, but Nappa's rendition of {{KISS}}'s Detroit Rock City was still awesome.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9NFvegp57c Freeza's ringtone]] is glorious.
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVZxKtnUtDk Yamcha the Scarfaced Bandit]]," which plays during Yamcha's fight with [=S.N.O.W. Man.=], who plays the song for fighting music.
** "[[CrazyAwesome KILLING CRABS! IN THE OOOCEAN]]! KILL IT FAST! PAIN EXPLOSION, [[BigYes YEAH!!]]"
** Goku makes his entrance on Namek to HulkHogan's theme. [[AwesomenessIsVolatile The sheer awesomesomeness made many a head explode]].
** Piccolo's arrival to the fight against Freeza is made even more Badass when framed by "Battle With Magus" from ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' Resurrection.
** Piccolo's arrival to the fight against Lord Slug is made even more Badass when framed by [[StoneColdSteveAustin Stone Cold's]] theme, "Glass Shatters".
** Nappa's short rendition of "[[Music/{{Disturbed}} Stupify]]" at the end of Lord Slug.
** Cat loves food, ye-yeah, yeah [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCnC1bXxEeI yeah!]]
* DudeNotFunny:
** Vegeta, as an Oozaru, makes a Christopher Reeves joke while crushing Goku's legs. [[IdiotHero Goku]] even calls him out on it.
** The TooSoon running gag. Thankfully Team Four Star realized this and stopped using it.
** Yamcha of Trunks' timeline [[spoiler: hanging himself]]..
* EarWorm: See the CrowningMusicOfAwesome section above.
* EnsembleDarkHorse:
** Nappa. It says a lot about the popularity of the character that they're bringing him around post mortem [[spoiler: (and then back to life, though out of the way)]] solely because of how much he pisses off Vegeta. Lampshaded in [[TheAbridgedSeries Dragon Ball Z Kai Abridged]] with this quote:
--> Nappa: I am hilarious and you will quote everything I say.
** Mr. Popo as well.
** Dodoria, or at least his [[spoiler:her]] portrayal as an FauxAffablyEvil GoodOlBoy, seems to be getting remarkably popular for such a relatively minor character.
** Zarbon eventually fell under this category, especially after what Episode 17 did to him. He even does the disclaimer opening!
** Then there's the Ginyu Force. Team Four Star certainly knows how to make likable quirky villains.
** Super Kami Guru.
** Despite getting his ass handed to him in the fight against Freeza, Nail still managed to be completely badass and is one of the few people to actually piss him off and live.
* EvilIsSexy:
** Bulma has an insane infatuation with Zarbon the first time she lays eyes on him. And...then he transforms and she is less enthused.
-->'''Bulma''': [[KillItWithFire KILL IT WITH FIRE!]]
** Vegeta. In spades. Just read the Youtube comments on any given episode.
* FoeYay: Freeza toward Goku. Well, Goku thinks so anyway.
-->'''Goku''': Are... you coming on to me?
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Jeice is not fast enough with the "Not It" to tell Captain Ginyu about Guldo's death. After Goku and Vegeta get through with the rest of them, Jeice would have had to inform the Captain anyways.
** When Freeza meets Guru, he is shocked over how fat he is since Namekians survive entirely on water. [[spoiler:In Episode 30, it's revealed its because [[MoralEventHorizon he drank so much water that he caused the Great Drought, framed the Albino Namekians for it and ordered their genocide]].]]
* HeReallyCanAct: LittleKuriboh has gained this reaction thanks to his casually terrifying portrayal of Freeza which many consider to be superior to the official dubs, or at least on par with ChrisAyres.
* HilariousInHindsight:
-->'''Vegeta''': Nine minutes eighteen seconds, NINE MINUTES EIGHTEEN SECONDS!\\
'''Nappa''': What's that, Vegeta?\\
'''Vegeta''': Happiest... moment... of... my life!
** [[DontExplainTheJoke For those of you who don't get the gag]], that's the time in the video when [[spoiler:Vegeta finally kills Nappa... but with the revelation of '''GHOST NAPPA''' in episode 10, his killing is what's really HilariousInHindsight in that there is no salvation for Vegeta at all.]]
** Dragon Ball being {{recut}}, remade, ''abridged'' if you will? Removing the {{filler}} and {{padding}} to condense the plot? [[Anime/DragonBallKai A crazy idea, I tells ya.]]
--->'''takahata101''': ''(to ChrisSabat at a convention, regarding ''Kai'')'' ''(Nappa's voice)'' WAY TO BE FOUR YEARS LATE TO THAT PARTY!!!!
** Also, Megami33's Bulma and Little Kuriboh's Freeza sounded like Monica Rial's Bulma and Chris Ayres' Freeza before either of their performances were broadcast.
** [[ArTonelico3 So, nudity makes you stronger on this planet.]]
** Goku's voice actor is named [=MasakoX=], which he [[WordOfGod confirmed]] that he named himself after MasakoNozawa, Goku's seiyuu. Take note that he started out two years before being cast as Goku.
** Vegeta3986 tends to voice [[ButtMonkey Butt Monkeys]], such as Yamcha, Raditz, and Cui. After the [[HypeBacklash reception]] of [[NarutoTheAbridgedSeries Naruto: The Abridged]] [[TheMovie movie]], he pretty much became the Yamcha of the Abridging community.
** From episode of the Saiyan Saga where Goku returns from the dead;
-->'''Nappa:''' (Realizing Gohan escaped his attack) Hey! Where'd he go? Did he disappear? [[{{Foreshadowing}} Or was he never there to begin with?]]
** There was a running gag about Zarbon being AmbiguouslyGay [[spoiler: until it was revealed he had a [[CampStraight girlfriend]]]]. Both Kaiser '''and''' JMichaelTatum (his actor in ''Anime/DragonBallKai'') are StraightGay.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14D5wKSVlXg King Yemma's]] rant about his mahogany desk is a lot funnier now that [[Literature/TheHungerGames another meme about mahogany]] has gone viral.
** Early in the Namek Saga, Krillin continuously screams "Quack" and Dodoria seems to think he's a [[SpaceX Space Duck]] This is made funnier when you know of the [[Webcomic/DragonBallMultiverse Vargas.]]
** When Gohan attacks Freeza, it eerily foreshadows the climax of the ''[[Film/TheAvengers Avengers]]'' film:
--> '''Gohan''': [[HulkSmash Gohan smash]] [[ComicBook/{{Loki}} effeminate alien]]! [[HulkSpeak Gohan strongest there is]]!
** One of [[TheMerch the t-shirts]] the team sells is [[http://sharkrobot.com/t-shirts-c-17/kfd Kentucky Fried Dragon]], referencing when [[EatTheDog Goku eats Icarus]], and Krillin once claimed a Doubledown was Goku's favorite food. Then [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2013-02-28/dragon-ball-goku-chows-down-on-fried-chicken-in-kfc-tv-ad this]] happened.
* HoYay: Putting aside the Tien/Chaotzu innuendo that prompts Yamcha (and once, Krillin) to say "gay", and ALSO putting aside ALL the Zarbon innuendo [[spoiler: particularly since he's CampStraight]], Episode 30 had [[spoiler: Dende confess his love for Gohan. And then promptly bolts (along with the entire Namekian race) when he sees how stunned Gohan is.]]
* IKnewIt:
** Well, you know someone somewhere predicted that Jeice would be from Space Australia...
** Likewise, you know someone somewhere predicted that Guldo would be [[ButtMonkey "The Raditz"]] of the Ginyu Force.
** Believe it or not, [[spoiler:GHOST NAPPA]] was planned from the very beginning. Yet the fans guessed that he would appear, and they were right!
* JerkassWoobie: Vegeta's a horrible man to be sure, but [[CosmicPlaything the sheer amount of abuse he gets put through]] [[RuleOfFunny in the name of comedy]] earns him a few sympathy points.
** The Ginyu Force, especially Jeice and Burter.
** Dende.
* LoveToHate: Freeza.
* MagnificentBastard: Freeza.
** Ginyu, who actually spends some moments as Freeza's HyperCompetentSidekick.
** Dende in episode 30.
--> '''Dende''': ''"Ah, it's good to be the king."''
* MemeticBadass: Scary or not, one has to admit Mr. Popo is quite powerful.
* MemeticMolester: [[spoiler:Vegeta]] is slowly turning into one of these as of episode 18, possibly subverted that he MIGHT have been acting at the time. And then in episode 24:
-->[[spoiler:'''Vegeta:''']] Now both of you. '''STRIP.'''
** Mr. Popo as well.
-->Mr. Popo: I'm terrifying and a potential rapist, but I'll never say it flat out.
* MemeticMutation:
** [[spoiler: Ghost Nappa]], in the abridged community. [[spoiler: In fact, he's the father of [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries Mokuba Kaiba]].]]
** As is Piccolo's "[[DetonationMoon MOOOOOON!]]"
** Power levels are bullshit!
** How did X happen? Answer: [[AWizardDidIt Muffin Button]].
** Sure is Zarbon in here...
** NO! None of that! ''Shame on you!''
* {{Moe}}: Gohan
* MoralEventHorizon:
** Freeza's absolute relish when he kills [[spoiler: Dende]] (which is not PlayedForLaughs). He goes even further during his savage NoHoldsBarredBeatdown of Vegeta, which is arguably ''worse'' than in the original. At least then he had the excuse of being royally pissed but in the Abridged series, You get the impression that he's torturing Vegeta ''[[ForTheEvulz for fun]]''.
** It's also implied that Freeza destroyed planet Vegeta just for fun in this series.
* MostAnnoyingSound: "Urgh. I just got here and this planet's already annoying me." -- Vegeta's reaction to Krillin's epic screaming fit at the start of episode 13.
* NeverLiveItDown:
** In-verse Example: Vegeta being a "Prison Bitch". [[spoiler:...At least until he kills Nappa.]]
** Getting dog biscuits thrown at his head by Vegeta, for Guldo.
* NightmareFuel: Now has its own page.
* NightmareRetardant: Even though Mr. Popo is made out to be terrifying, some of his quotes can easily negate this;
-->'''Mr. Popo''': "I'M SO F**KING HIGH RIGHT NOW!" and "CAUSE IT WAS NOTHIN BUT GARLIC!"
* OneSceneWonder: Arguably [=GanXingBa=] as King Yemma. And his (mahogany) desk.
** And the nameless farmer from Episode One (the one with the marijua--I mean, "carrot" patch).
** Toolo from "Bardock: Father of Goku". Of course, he knew this would be on the page--[[RunningGag HE CAN SEE THE FUTURE]].
* PragmaticAdaptation: And HOW. See BetterThanCanon.
* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: A lot of characters get this, especially [[spoiler: Maron]] who's revealed to have acted stupid to get Krillin to pay back from insurance fraud while acting cool.
* RonTheDeathEater:
** Both Porunga and Guru refer to a race of albino Namekians that were eliminated in "the purge" and based on their reactions to Krillin, they clearly performed that purge. Guru is also shown to be a sociopath and implied to be something more sinister.
** Mr. Popo is just plain scary.
* {{Squick}}: How everyone reacts when learning that [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Cui/Kui/Kiwi's]] race reproduces asexually. Also, the [[spoiler: split-millisecond shot of Freeza in the shower when Krillin blinds Dodoria with a solar flare. When Krillin uses it on Freeza, it's the other way around. It's a split-second shot of [[http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/239/0/d/tfs_dodoria_solar_flare_by_makemyheartstop-d480l5a.png Dodoria as a fat woman in lingerie]]]].
--> [[spoiler:Dodoria]]: And that's why I was considered the most beautiful, ''and fertile'', woman on my home planet. Before Freeza blew it up.
--> '''Vegeta:''' He tends to do that, also [[{{Squick}} huh-uugh]].
* TearJerker: Freeza's beat-down of Vegeta.
--> '''Freeza''': You see? It's just like I told you. Like a bitch [[note]]Freeza predicted that Vegeta would be "crying like a little bitch" by the end of their fight[[/note]]
** And after Freeza kills him:
--> '''Goku''': C'mon, you deserve a proper burial.
--> '''Freeza''': Ah, yes. A proper burial: an unmarked grave on an empty planet in the middle of Nowhere, Space. Honestly, I'd say it's too good for him.
--> '''Goku''': I'll be sure to give Freezer one for you, best buddy. Goodbye.
** Just like in the source material, the BadFuture Trunks comes from. [[spoiler: Especially Yamcha's [[DrivenToSuicide fate]].]]
* SuperlativeDubbing: Despite the fact that this series is a GagDub, Lanipator actually manages to play a better Piccolo and Vegeta than ChristopherSabat himself.
** Also, MasakoX's Goku is somehow the perfect synthesis of Masako Nozawa, Sean Schemmel, and even Peter Kelamis' previous portrayals... And, like Nozawa, he does double duty as Young/Old Goku and Gohan... and manages to make Young Goku and Gohan sound distinct from each other.
* UglyCute: Guldo crosses into this, thanks to the endearing voice Takahata101 gives him.
* UnfortunateImplications: Blue Popo is created to replace the "racially insensitive" Mr. Popo. Except no one told Mr. Popo, who was not amused.
* ViewerGenderConfusion: Freeza, of course. Gohan inadvertently breaks it to Krillin at the beginning of episode 14 when Gohan admonishes Krillin for calling Freeza a "fag," which to Krillin means a "'''F'''reaky '''A'''lien '''G'''enotype," not a derogatory term for a homosexual.
--> '''Krillin:''' THAT THING'S A ''GUY''?!?
** And now as of episode 15, [[spoiler:Dodoria]].
** FridgeBrilliance, once you add in the fact that [[spoiler:Zarbon is MistakenForGay, the three primary villains of Season Two before the Ginyu Force show up are all subject to other characters being baffled by these revelations]].
* TheWoobie: Dende. His entire family is killed in front of him, he is mistreated by both Krillin and Vegeta, he watches his only friends beaten to near-death, [[spoiler:he experiences the pain of death, and, most tragically, his AnguishedDeclarationOfLove to Gohan blows up in his face]]. Even if he's a bit of a whiner, can you blame him?
** Also Gohan himself, enduring all the stuff he did in the canon series, and MORE, while also have the problems of being the OnlySaneMan. Knowing this, he'll probably crack and turn evil.
** Yamcha in season 3, especially in episode 35.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Is Nappa really evil, [[PsychopathicManchild is he just too stupid to know right from wrong?]]
* AngstWhatAngst: Not quite. Kid Vegeta just lost his planet, his entire race... and his father, but Nappa, in his wisdom, is taking him to DAIRY QUEEN! Vegeta agrees just to get Nappa to shut up. Then there's Gohan, who seemed generally okay about his dad never being around, but he does have issues, and it's beginning to show.
* AntiClimaxBoss: [[spoiler: Garlic Jr, despite his build up for his arc, is killed immediately by Mr. Popo without any effort]]
** [[ForegoneConclusion Freeza and Cold followed suit]]
* BetterThanCanon: Doubles as {{Woolseyism}}. [[Funny/DragonBallAbridged It's funnier]], [[SuperlativeDubbing better dubbed]], and faster paced than its source material. Then of course there's the fact that several characters are more fleshed out [[ProfessionalWrestling (Recoome)]], better characterized [[FauxAffablyEvil (Freeza)]], or just plain more likable [[AFatherToHisMen (Ginyu)]] than their canon counterparts.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Goku naming, and subsequently mourning over a bird in Cooler's Revenge. Its only purpose is to serve as a DeusExMachina to make Goku go Super Saiyan, and the attention that this particular detail is given feels out of place when compared to the rest of the special.
** Episode of Bardock seems to be a BigLippedAlligatorMoment in universe.
* BrokenBase: On the TeamFourStar forums, do not mention about future appearances or reincarnations of [[spoiler:Ghost!]]Nappa. This is the best way to ask for a flame war.
** The Garlic Saga looks to be this as [[spoiler: Garlic is assimilated into Mr. Popo before he could do anything]]
*** Though it seem doubtful that anyone would really want to see that particular filler arc dragged out
%% Please do not add any Complete Monster examples without discussing it here first: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=6vic3f9h1cy5qivsenw8llok. And Freeza is not an example at all.
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* CreepyAwesome: Freeza and Mr.Popo.
* CrossesTheLineTwice:
** The ''Christmas Tree of Might'' special is especially full of this, between all the rape/molestation jokes (three words: "I raped Rudolph," and Krillin calling the mall Santa minion "worse than the ones that molest kids.")
** Goku trying to wake his son after Recoome has snapped his neck with a kick:
--->Maybe if I shake him some more?
** Freeza effortlessly tearing off Nail's arm is scary. Freeza letting Nail grow it back and then doing it ''again'', with a cheerful "Yoink!" is ''hilarious''.
** Freeza impaling Krillin (and raising Krillin's "Owned Count" to 15). At first, it's gruesome. Then it gets funny when it hits 20 and Freeza begins getting one-up points from it.
---> '''Gohan:''' Krillin, stop, you're making him stronger!
---> '''Krillin:''' I... CAN'T... HELP... IT!! GAH!!
** Freeza taking on Vegeta does this rather frequently.
--->'''Freeza''': Kidneypunch, kidneypunch, kidneypunch, kidneypunch, and pause[[{{Beat}} ...]] kidneypunch!
** Freeza desperately trying to keep his organs inside of his body after getting cut in half. Crosses even further when Goku unleashes a HurricaneOfPuns.
** Krillin's Chiaotzu impression before he gets blown up by Freeza in a deleted scene.
--->'''Krillin''': Goodbye Tien!
** The Yamcha from Trunks' timeline [[spoiler: hanged himself]]. Also Bulma and Vegeta [[spoiler: having audible sex]] later in the same episode. Especially the aftermath.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome:
** Both [[http://teamfourstar.com/page-makeaman their rendition]] of [[Disney/{{Mulan}} "I'll Make A Man Out of You,"]] and [[spoiler: [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} Ghost Nappa]]'s theme song.]]
** If you hit [[spoiler: Burter's dead body]] hard enough, you can play a song. [[spoiler: Vegeta plays the VideoGame/{{Tetris}} theme]].
** The "Rockin' It Out" FanVid, which features Goku and Vegeta in an epic guitar duel.
** Bardock - The Father of Goku Abridged featured both "Dare" and "The Touch" from Transformers: The Movie. Bardock even uses Prime's legendary "__ must be stopped, no matter the cost!" right before The Touch starts. CMOA indeed.
** Nappa singing "[[RageAgainstTheMachine Killing in the Name]]" for the Christmas album.
** Vegeta singing "I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Dragonballs."
** It may have been short, but Nappa's rendition of {{KISS}}'s Detroit Rock City was still awesome.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9NFvegp57c Freeza's ringtone]] is glorious.
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVZxKtnUtDk Yamcha the Scarfaced Bandit]]," which plays during Yamcha's fight with [=S.N.O.W. Man.=], who plays the song for fighting music.
** "[[CrazyAwesome KILLING CRABS! IN THE OOOCEAN]]! KILL IT FAST! PAIN EXPLOSION, [[BigYes YEAH!!]]"
** Goku makes his entrance on Namek to HulkHogan's theme. [[AwesomenessIsVolatile The sheer awesomesomeness made many a head explode]].
** Piccolo's arrival to the fight against Freeza is made even more Badass when framed by "Battle With Magus" from ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' Resurrection.
** Piccolo's arrival to the fight against Lord Slug is made even more Badass when framed by [[StoneColdSteveAustin Stone Cold's]] theme, "Glass Shatters".
** Nappa's short rendition of "[[Music/{{Disturbed}} Stupify]]" at the end of Lord Slug.
** Cat loves food, ye-yeah, yeah [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCnC1bXxEeI yeah!]]
* DudeNotFunny:
** Vegeta, as an Oozaru, makes a Christopher Reeves joke while crushing Goku's legs. [[IdiotHero Goku]] even calls him out on it.
** The TooSoon running gag. Thankfully Team Four Star realized this and stopped using it.
** Yamcha of Trunks' timeline [[spoiler: hanging himself]]..
* EarWorm: See the CrowningMusicOfAwesome section above.
* EnsembleDarkHorse:
** Nappa. It says a lot about the popularity of the character that they're bringing him around post mortem [[spoiler: (and then back to life, though out of the way)]] solely because of how much he pisses off Vegeta. Lampshaded in [[TheAbridgedSeries Dragon Ball Z Kai Abridged]] with this quote:
--> Nappa: I am hilarious and you will quote everything I say.
** Mr. Popo as well.
** Dodoria, or at least his [[spoiler:her]] portrayal as an FauxAffablyEvil GoodOlBoy, seems to be getting remarkably popular for such a relatively minor character.
** Zarbon eventually fell under this category, especially after what Episode 17 did to him. He even does the disclaimer opening!
** Then there's the Ginyu Force. Team Four Star certainly knows how to make likable quirky villains.
** Super Kami Guru.
** Despite getting his ass handed to him in the fight against Freeza, Nail still managed to be completely badass and is one of the few people to actually piss him off and live.
* EvilIsSexy:
** Bulma has an insane infatuation with Zarbon the first time she lays eyes on him. And...then he transforms and she is less enthused.
-->'''Bulma''': [[KillItWithFire KILL IT WITH FIRE!]]
** Vegeta. In spades. Just read the Youtube comments on any given episode.
* FoeYay: Freeza toward Goku. Well, Goku thinks so anyway.
-->'''Goku''': Are... you coming on to me?
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Jeice is not fast enough with the "Not It" to tell Captain Ginyu about Guldo's death. After Goku and Vegeta get through with the rest of them, Jeice would have had to inform the Captain anyways.
** When Freeza meets Guru, he is shocked over how fat he is since Namekians survive entirely on water. [[spoiler:In Episode 30, it's revealed its because [[MoralEventHorizon he drank so much water that he caused the Great Drought, framed the Albino Namekians for it and ordered their genocide]].]]
* HeReallyCanAct: LittleKuriboh has gained this reaction thanks to his casually terrifying portrayal of Freeza which many consider to be superior to the official dubs, or at least on par with ChrisAyres.
* HilariousInHindsight:
-->'''Vegeta''': Nine minutes eighteen seconds, NINE MINUTES EIGHTEEN SECONDS!\\
'''Nappa''': What's that, Vegeta?\\
'''Vegeta''': Happiest... moment... of... my life!
** [[DontExplainTheJoke For those of you who don't get the gag]], that's the time in the video when [[spoiler:Vegeta finally kills Nappa... but with the revelation of '''GHOST NAPPA''' in episode 10, his killing is what's really HilariousInHindsight in that there is no salvation for Vegeta at all.]]
** Dragon Ball being {{recut}}, remade, ''abridged'' if you will? Removing the {{filler}} and {{padding}} to condense the plot? [[Anime/DragonBallKai A crazy idea, I tells ya.]]
--->'''takahata101''': ''(to ChrisSabat at a convention, regarding ''Kai'')'' ''(Nappa's voice)'' WAY TO BE FOUR YEARS LATE TO THAT PARTY!!!!
** Also, Megami33's Bulma and Little Kuriboh's Freeza sounded like Monica Rial's Bulma and Chris Ayres' Freeza before either of their performances were broadcast.
** [[ArTonelico3 So, nudity makes you stronger on this planet.]]
** Goku's voice actor is named [=MasakoX=], which he [[WordOfGod confirmed]] that he named himself after MasakoNozawa, Goku's seiyuu. Take note that he started out two years before being cast as Goku.
** Vegeta3986 tends to voice [[ButtMonkey Butt Monkeys]], such as Yamcha, Raditz, and Cui. After the [[HypeBacklash reception]] of [[NarutoTheAbridgedSeries Naruto: The Abridged]] [[TheMovie movie]], he pretty much became the Yamcha of the Abridging community.
** From episode of the Saiyan Saga where Goku returns from the dead;
-->'''Nappa:''' (Realizing Gohan escaped his attack) Hey! Where'd he go? Did he disappear? [[{{Foreshadowing}} Or was he never there to begin with?]]
** There was a running gag about Zarbon being AmbiguouslyGay [[spoiler: until it was revealed he had a [[CampStraight girlfriend]]]]. Both Kaiser '''and''' JMichaelTatum (his actor in ''Anime/DragonBallKai'') are StraightGay.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14D5wKSVlXg King Yemma's]] rant about his mahogany desk is a lot funnier now that [[Literature/TheHungerGames another meme about mahogany]] has gone viral.
** Early in the Namek Saga, Krillin continuously screams "Quack" and Dodoria seems to think he's a [[SpaceX Space Duck]] This is made funnier when you know of the [[Webcomic/DragonBallMultiverse Vargas.]]
** When Gohan attacks Freeza, it eerily foreshadows the climax of the ''[[Film/TheAvengers Avengers]]'' film:
--> '''Gohan''': [[HulkSmash Gohan smash]] [[ComicBook/{{Loki}} effeminate alien]]! [[HulkSpeak Gohan strongest there is]]!
** One of [[TheMerch the t-shirts]] the team sells is [[http://sharkrobot.com/t-shirts-c-17/kfd Kentucky Fried Dragon]], referencing when [[EatTheDog Goku eats Icarus]], and Krillin once claimed a Doubledown was Goku's favorite food. Then [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2013-02-28/dragon-ball-goku-chows-down-on-fried-chicken-in-kfc-tv-ad this]] happened.
* HoYay: Putting aside the Tien/Chaotzu innuendo that prompts Yamcha (and once, Krillin) to say "gay", and ALSO putting aside ALL the Zarbon innuendo [[spoiler: particularly since he's CampStraight]], Episode 30 had [[spoiler: Dende confess his love for Gohan. And then promptly bolts (along with the entire Namekian race) when he sees how stunned Gohan is.]]
* IKnewIt:
** Well, you know someone somewhere predicted that Jeice would be from Space Australia...
** Likewise, you know someone somewhere predicted that Guldo would be [[ButtMonkey "The Raditz"]] of the Ginyu Force.
** Believe it or not, [[spoiler:GHOST NAPPA]] was planned from the very beginning. Yet the fans guessed that he would appear, and they were right!
* JerkassWoobie: Vegeta's a horrible man to be sure, but [[CosmicPlaything the sheer amount of abuse he gets put through]] [[RuleOfFunny in the name of comedy]] earns him a few sympathy points.
** The Ginyu Force, especially Jeice and Burter.
** Dende.
* LoveToHate: Freeza.
* MagnificentBastard: Freeza.
** Ginyu, who actually spends some moments as Freeza's HyperCompetentSidekick.
** Dende in episode 30.
--> '''Dende''': ''"Ah, it's good to be the king."''
* MemeticBadass: Scary or not, one has to admit Mr. Popo is quite powerful.
* MemeticMolester: [[spoiler:Vegeta]] is slowly turning into one of these as of episode 18, possibly subverted that he MIGHT have been acting at the time. And then in episode 24:
-->[[spoiler:'''Vegeta:''']] Now both of you. '''STRIP.'''
** Mr. Popo as well.
-->Mr. Popo: I'm terrifying and a potential rapist, but I'll never say it flat out.
* MemeticMutation:
** [[spoiler: Ghost Nappa]], in the abridged community. [[spoiler: In fact, he's the father of [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries Mokuba Kaiba]].]]
** As is Piccolo's "[[DetonationMoon MOOOOOON!]]"
** Power levels are bullshit!
** How did X happen? Answer: [[AWizardDidIt Muffin Button]].
** Sure is Zarbon in here...
** NO! None of that! ''Shame on you!''
* {{Moe}}: Gohan
* MoralEventHorizon:
** Freeza's absolute relish when he kills [[spoiler: Dende]] (which is not PlayedForLaughs). He goes even further during his savage NoHoldsBarredBeatdown of Vegeta, which is arguably ''worse'' than in the original. At least then he had the excuse of being royally pissed but in the Abridged series, You get the impression that he's torturing Vegeta ''[[ForTheEvulz for fun]]''.
** It's also implied that Freeza destroyed planet Vegeta just for fun in this series.
* MostAnnoyingSound: "Urgh. I just got here and this planet's already annoying me." -- Vegeta's reaction to Krillin's epic screaming fit at the start of episode 13.
* NeverLiveItDown:
** In-verse Example: Vegeta being a "Prison Bitch". [[spoiler:...At least until he kills Nappa.]]
** Getting dog biscuits thrown at his head by Vegeta, for Guldo.
* NightmareFuel: Now has its own page.
* NightmareRetardant: Even though Mr. Popo is made out to be terrifying, some of his quotes can easily negate this;
-->'''Mr. Popo''': "I'M SO F**KING HIGH RIGHT NOW!" and "CAUSE IT WAS NOTHIN BUT GARLIC!"
* OneSceneWonder: Arguably [=GanXingBa=] as King Yemma. And his (mahogany) desk.
** And the nameless farmer from Episode One (the one with the marijua--I mean, "carrot" patch).
** Toolo from "Bardock: Father of Goku". Of course, he knew this would be on the page--[[RunningGag HE CAN SEE THE FUTURE]].
* PragmaticAdaptation: And HOW. See BetterThanCanon.
* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: A lot of characters get this, especially [[spoiler: Maron]] who's revealed to have acted stupid to get Krillin to pay back from insurance fraud while acting cool.
* RonTheDeathEater:
** Both Porunga and Guru refer to a race of albino Namekians that were eliminated in "the purge" and based on their reactions to Krillin, they clearly performed that purge. Guru is also shown to be a sociopath and implied to be something more sinister.
** Mr. Popo is just plain scary.
* {{Squick}}: How everyone reacts when learning that [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Cui/Kui/Kiwi's]] race reproduces asexually. Also, the [[spoiler: split-millisecond shot of Freeza in the shower when Krillin blinds Dodoria with a solar flare. When Krillin uses it on Freeza, it's the other way around. It's a split-second shot of [[http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/239/0/d/tfs_dodoria_solar_flare_by_makemyheartstop-d480l5a.png Dodoria as a fat woman in lingerie]]]].
--> [[spoiler:Dodoria]]: And that's why I was considered the most beautiful, ''and fertile'', woman on my home planet. Before Freeza blew it up.
--> '''Vegeta:''' He tends to do that, also [[{{Squick}} huh-uugh]].
* TearJerker: Freeza's beat-down of Vegeta.
--> '''Freeza''': You see? It's just like I told you. Like a bitch [[note]]Freeza predicted that Vegeta would be "crying like a little bitch" by the end of their fight[[/note]]
** And after Freeza kills him:
--> '''Goku''': C'mon, you deserve a proper burial.
--> '''Freeza''': Ah, yes. A proper burial: an unmarked grave on an empty planet in the middle of Nowhere, Space. Honestly, I'd say it's too good for him.
--> '''Goku''': I'll be sure to give Freezer one for you, best buddy. Goodbye.
** Just like in the source material, the BadFuture Trunks comes from. [[spoiler: Especially Yamcha's [[DrivenToSuicide fate]].]]
* SuperlativeDubbing: Despite the fact that this series is a GagDub, Lanipator actually manages to play a better Piccolo and Vegeta than ChristopherSabat himself.
** Also, MasakoX's Goku is somehow the perfect synthesis of Masako Nozawa, Sean Schemmel, and even Peter Kelamis' previous portrayals... And, like Nozawa, he does double duty as Young/Old Goku and Gohan... and manages to make Young Goku and Gohan sound distinct from each other.
* UglyCute: Guldo crosses into this, thanks to the endearing voice Takahata101 gives him.
* UnfortunateImplications: Blue Popo is created to replace the "racially insensitive" Mr. Popo. Except no one told Mr. Popo, who was not amused.
* ViewerGenderConfusion: Freeza, of course. Gohan inadvertently breaks it to Krillin at the beginning of episode 14 when Gohan admonishes Krillin for calling Freeza a "fag," which to Krillin means a "'''F'''reaky '''A'''lien '''G'''enotype," not a derogatory term for a homosexual.
--> '''Krillin:''' THAT THING'S A ''GUY''?!?
** And now as of episode 15, [[spoiler:Dodoria]].
** FridgeBrilliance, once you add in the fact that [[spoiler:Zarbon is MistakenForGay, the three primary villains of Season Two before the Ginyu Force show up are all subject to other characters being baffled by these revelations]].
* TheWoobie: Dende. His entire family is killed in front of him, he is mistreated by both Krillin and Vegeta, he watches his only friends beaten to near-death, [[spoiler:he experiences the pain of death, and, most tragically, his AnguishedDeclarationOfLove to Gohan blows up in his face]]. Even if he's a bit of a whiner, can you blame him?
** Also Gohan himself, enduring all the stuff he did in the canon series, and MORE, while also have the problems of being the OnlySaneMan. Knowing this, he'll probably crack and turn evil.
** Yamcha in season 3, especially in episode 35.
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** Yamcha of Trunks' timeline [[spoiler: hanging himself]].
** The condom joke from season 3.

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** Yamcha of Trunks' timeline [[spoiler: hanging himself]].
** The condom joke from season 3.
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**The condom joke from season 3.
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** Also Gohan himself, enduring all the stuff he did in the canon series, and MORE, while also have the problems of being the OnlySaneMan. Knowing this, he'll probably crack and turn evil.

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** Also Gohan himself, enduring all the stuff he did in the canon series, and MORE, while also have the problems of being the OnlySaneMan. Knowing this, he'll probably crack and turn evil.evil.
** Yamcha in season 3, especially in episode 35.
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** Cat loves food, ye-yeah, yeah [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCnC1bXxEeI yeah!]]
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* PragmaticAdaptation: And HOW. See BetterThanCanon.
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* BetterThanCanon: Doubles as {{Woolseyism.}} [[Funny/DragonBallAbridged It's funnier]], [[SuperlativeDubbing better dubbed]], and faster paced than its source material. Then of course there's the fact that several characters are more fleshed out [[ProfessionalWrestling (Recoome)]], better characterized [[FauxAffablyEvil (Freeza)]], or just plain more likable [[AFatherToHisMen (Ginyu)]] than their canon counterparts.

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* BetterThanCanon: Doubles as {{Woolseyism.}} {{Woolseyism}}. [[Funny/DragonBallAbridged It's funnier]], [[SuperlativeDubbing better dubbed]], and faster paced than its source material. Then of course there's the fact that several characters are more fleshed out [[ProfessionalWrestling (Recoome)]], better characterized [[FauxAffablyEvil (Freeza)]], or just plain more likable [[AFatherToHisMen (Ginyu)]] than their canon counterparts.
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* BetterThanCanon: [[Funny/DragonBallAbridged It's funnier]], [[SuperlativeDubbing better dubbed]], and faster paced than its source material. Then of course there's the fact that several characters are more fleshed out [[ProfessionalWrestling (Recoome)]], better characterized [[FauxAffablyEvil (Freeza)]], or just plain more likable [[AFatherToHisMen (Ginyu)]] than their canon counterparts.

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* BetterThanCanon: Doubles as {{Woolseyism.}} [[Funny/DragonBallAbridged It's funnier]], [[SuperlativeDubbing better dubbed]], and faster paced than its source material. Then of course there's the fact that several characters are more fleshed out [[ProfessionalWrestling (Recoome)]], better characterized [[FauxAffablyEvil (Freeza)]], or just plain more likable [[AFatherToHisMen (Ginyu)]] than their canon counterparts.
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