Alternate Reality DBZ is the ''Anime/DragonballZ'' version of ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', created by a guy named [=SSJGozar=]. He refuses to call it ''DBZ TheAbridgedSeries'' because every other parody series calls itself "The Abridged Series" (Just like [[WebVideo/DragonballAbridged Team Four Star's series]]).. Unlike ''[[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries Yu-Gi-Oh!]]'' and ''[[WebVideo/NarutoTheAbridgedSeries Naruto Abridged]]'', Gozar separates the story into different situations. However it begins to take a turn like ''Anime/YuGiOh'' and ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' with doing it like a series. Similar to the other two, it mocks certain aspects of the storyline, the characters and even some lines from the original dub. However, this series is on par with ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' and ''[[WebVideo/NarutoTheAbridgedSeries Naruto Abridged]]''.

There are currently 70 episodes.

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!!This series provides examples of:

* ADayInTheLimeLight / VillainEpisode: Episode 33 focuses on Vegeta and Nappa, with Goku only a getting a minor appearance in a flashback.
* AbusiveParents: Goku to Gohan (at least mentally). Vegeta is implied to be this.
* AdaptationalBadass: Raditz is able to kill both Perfect Cell and Mystic Gohan.
** Vegeta gets this twice in the series.
*** The first time is in the Namek retelling where he beats Zarbon the first time, instead of losing first and then beating Zarbon the second time they meet due to the zenkai boost Vegeta got earlier.
*** The second time is in the Buu retelling where the Majin power-up simply turns him evil. In the original series it also raised your power along with making you evil and Vegeta took it to catch up to Goku who had gotten stronger than him by that point.
* AdaptationalHeroism: Raditz is very different from his canon portrayal and actual survives and defeats Cell and helps Goku make his spirit bomb.
** Paragus is shown to be on the side of the good guys in this version.
** Dabura is portrayed as a good guy in episode 26 and agrees to help the heroes defuse the bombs. Until Goku calls him out for doing women's aerobics [[BlatantLies after he denied it]].
** King Cold is portrayed as a bumbling dad who is actually happy when his son is killed.
* AdaptedOut: A lot of things get cut out in this series.
** Android 16 and Dende seem to be major examples as they don't seem to exist at all in ARDBZ, even though both were major players in their sagas
** This gets referenced by Burter in episode 28.
--> '''Burter:''' This episode is pissing me off, so much stuff is getting skipped over, and there are no explanations for why major plot points are happening right [[KilledMidSentence this-]]
** Uub and Pan don't get introduced in the series with Goku deciding not to do their saga due to being pissed off at Vegeta, Uub at least gets a passing mention being called "Dirt Poor Little Mohawk Loser Boy" by Goku.
** Marron, Krillin's daughter, doesn't get introduced either.
*** Pan and Marron not appearing makes even less sense when you realize that Bra, Vegeta and Bulma's daughter, appears despite being born after both of them.
** All the movies after Bojack weren't adapted, Broly and Bardock were also never adapted despite both coming before Bojack.
*** However it could be argued that episode 6, 9, and 14 were meant to be the adaptations of Wrath of The Dragon, Broly, and Bardock respectively leaving only Broly Second Coming, Bio-Broly, and Fusion Reborn being the only movies that weren't adapted.
* AdaptationalSexuality: Cell is gay in this version, [[spoiler:and Goku is bi.]]
* AdaptationalVillainy: Goku doesn't spare Frieza in this version and he isn't the one to convince Krillin to spare Vegeta.
* AffablyEvil: A lot of the villains in the series are this.
* AlternateUniverse: Not only is the name of the series "Alternate Reality," the universe is sometimes even called "Alternate Reality"
** i.e. "Will Gohan be able to save Alternate Reality from Cell?" [[spoiler:Raditz does so instead.]]
* AscendedExtra: Despite dying after the second episode, Raditz shows up repeatedly. Gozar's making up for the lack of screentime this villain gets (especially compared to other villains.)
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Tarble was this to Vegeta
* AreWeThereYet: In Episode 38, Piccolo keeps asking Goku this on their way to the location where the androids will appear. Once Goku threatens to kill him if he asks one more time, he rephrases the question.
-->'''Piccolo''': Are we...not NOT there yet?
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking:
-->'''Vegeta:'''"Here's why you should hate Mystic Gohan; He's a Nazi, he killed Jesus, he opened Pandora's Box, he told Steve Bartman to go after that ball."
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Between Gozar and Team Four Star; [[HeterosexualLifePartners a much milder and more platonic version, though.]] Gozar has taken his fair share of [[TakeThat potshots]] at Team Four Star's series, even [[Manga/DeathNote writing their names in the shinigami's notebook]] at one point [[spoiler: forgetting that he'd need their ACTUAL names for it to work]]. However, he has admitted in his "Gozar Speaks" segments that he's good friends with them, and members of Team Four Star themselves have not only cameoed in ADBZ, but openly stated in their first FAQ that they like his work and would be delighted to have Gozar in one of their episodes.
** For an interuniverse example, Piccolo and Gohan.
** [[http://www.twitlonger.com/show/glp9cb Um.....]][[http://www.twitlonger.com/show/glqh0e On second thought, nevermind.]]
* BerserkButton: For Vegeta, anything involving steroids or "Mystic" [[strike: Gohan]] ''anything''
** Episode 52 is all about the defense of penguins.
** Vegeta goes beserk when Goku tells him he does not like sprinkles on his ice cream. Twice.
** Piccolo claims that Goku went to far when he insulted [[Film/Titanic1997 Titanic]].
** Mispronounce Manga as "main-guh," and Gohan will turn Super Saiyan 2. Add the widescreen feature to the DBZ [=DVD=]s, and he will destroy you.
* BigDamnHeroes: Vegeta.
* BigNo: Vegeta, when he finds out [[spoiler:Bulma's pregnant.]]
* BigShutUp: Everyone gives one to Mystic Gohan in Episode 15
* BreadEggsBreadedEggs: Happens in episode 33
-->'''Vegeta:''' Someone killed [[Music/TheJonasBrothers The Jonas Brothers]].
-->'''Arlian:''' No.
-->'''Vegeta:''' Someone killed [[Music/MileyCyrus Miley Cyrus]].
-->'''Arlian:''' No.
-->'''Vegeta:''' Someone killed The Jonas Brothers and Miley Cy-.
-->'''Arlian:''' No, no, I was going to say I have this neat gold thing.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Gozar has shown up many times for a few non sequitur. At one point, the actual voice actor for Adult Gohan shows up, defending his character.
* BreakOutCharacter: Vegeta.
* BrickJoke: Piccolo's love for Music/CelineDion in Episode 2. At the beginning of the episode, he is seen singing it, while at the end of the episode, [[spoiler:Piccolo just wanted to listen to it one last time before he died, thus accidentally weakening Cell.]] Vegeta gets very pissed about it though.
** Goku's hatred for sprinkles.
* BrokenPedestal: Vegeta to [[Music/FreddieMercury Freddie Mercury]] when he finds out that Freddie is gay.
* TheBrute: Nappa: "Now to further stereotype the big dumbass who likes to attack the weak."
* BumblingDad: Frieza's dad King Cold.
--> '''King Cold:''' ?Hello! Hello! Hi Frieza's friends! I am Mr. Cold, Frieza's daddy. I'm so happy to finally get to meet Frieza's friends. Tell me, would you like me to make some pizza bagel bites?"
* ButtMonkey "Mystic" Gohan
** Gohan in general never gets to do anything heroic, even when he canonically should.
** Krillin is not treated as bad as he is on [[WebVideo/DragonBallAbridged Dragon Ball Z Abridged]], but Vegeta keeps on calling him Dorky.
** Piccolo is one to Kid Trunks and Gotenks.
** Similar to Krillin, Yamcha also gets a fair amount of abuse but it isn't as bad as his DBZ Abridged counterpart.
** Mr. Popo gets called Mr. Poopoo by the other characters on a frequent basis.
* CatchPhrase: "I'm Mystic!"
** PhraseCatcher" "Shut up!"
** Also, there's Raditz' "BWAHAHAH! I'M RADITZ!" Krillin tried to adopt a similar CatchPhrase but failed.
* CerealInducedSuperpowers: '''Piccolo:''' "I'm gonna kick your (Frieza's) ass because I eat the true breakfast of champions ... Piccol-O's! The official breakfast of Celine Dion fans!"
* ChristmasEpisode: Episodes 10, 50, 60, and 69
** SavingChristmas: Episode 10
** YetAnotherChristmasCarol: Episode 50
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: [[ButtMonkey Gohan]], [[TheChewToy who can]] [[YankTheDogsChain never win a fight]]. But, if you [[BerserkButton mispronounce manga or add a widescreen feature on the Dragon Ball Z DVDs]], he can kick anyone's ass.
* DeathByAdaptation: Maron, Krillin's girlfriend, gets killed by Vegeta in episode 5
** [[spoiler: Gohan dies to Goku's Spirit in Episode 70, in canon he bounced it back at Vegeta]]
* DemotedToExtra: Every character that isn't Goku, Piccolo, Vegeta, Krillin, Gohan, and the main villain of the saga usually get hit with this in saga retellings.
** A good example being the Android Saga, Anrdoid 18 barely has any lines in the saga, 17 doesn't get any, this gets worse when you realize Androids 19 and 20 both get more lines than them in one episode.
* DeusExMachina: Vegeta in the movies.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Vegeta to...well, anyone, really.
--> '''Vegeta:''' Do you remember five years ago on Easter Day?
--> '''Cui:''' No, why?
--> '''Vegeta:''' [[NoIndoorVoice YOU STOLE MY CHOCOLATE BUNNY!]] NOW '''BURN IN HELL FOR THAT!!''' [[CallingYourAttacks GALLICK FINGERS!!]]
** Goku seemingly kills Frieza because he mentioned sprinkles.
-->'''Goku:''' [[CallBack Haven't you watched past episodes]], I HATE SPRINKLES
** Dr. Wheelo wants to destroy the earth because [[Creator/AdultSwim adult swim]] keeps switching the anime schedule. [[VillainHasAPoint Goku actually agrees with this]].
* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins Everything's Better With Penguins: The moral of episode 52 is that penguins are awesome.
* FateWorseThanDeath: "AT LEAST I'M NOT A MYSTIC LOSER!"
** The 4Kids dub of One Piece is also considered something worse than death as well.
*** Master Roshi Yaoi is slightly worse.
** For Cooler, it's his henchman Doore.
** Vegeta and Piccolo would rather let the universe be destroyed than let Gohan save the day.
* FoeRomanceSubtext: Goku and Cell
* {{Flanderization}}: Gohan went from being hated by only Vegeta for calling himself "Mystic" to being hated by just about everyone (Except for Videl and maybe Piccolo) for the same reason.
** Also, the "Parenting with Vegeta" skits turned from Vegeta giving weird and bad parenting advices to Vegeta giving advices on how to be AbusiveParents.
* FloweryInsults:
--> '''Jeice''': YOU SMELL LIKE APPLE TURNOVERS!
* FourthWallMailSlot: Episode 4 features Master Roshi answering viewer questions.
** The Professor Bardock Segment in the Cooler retelling could also count.
* GilliganCut: While not in the strictest definition, earlier it is stated that Piccolo is a huge fan of Celine Dion. In episode 14, Bardock states that he sees a vision of his son defeating Vegeta, The king responds with "That is about as likely as a badass Namekian warrior being a huge Celine Dion fan."
--> Something similar happens with Krillin. He is married with Android 18, but in Episode 47, he says "How can a human fall in love with a machine? You'd have to be the most desperate dorky loser in the universe."
** Played straight in Episode 22 when Vegeta refuses a bet that if the Giants beat the Patriots at the Superbowl, Gohan wouldn't be able to call himself "Mystic" anymore, not believing the then-undefeated Patriots could lose. Cut to the Giants beating the Patriots, much to his shock and rage.
** Again played straight in Episode 23 with Krillin claiming that Nappa and Vegeta couldn't kill any of the Z-Fighters even if they tried. Cue montage of the Z-fighters getting killed.
* HalloweenEpisode: Episode 46
* HitMeDammit: Goku's power scares Ginyu. Goku says for him to win, all he has to do is to watch a [[FateWorseThanDeath 4Kids Episode of]] Manga/OnePiece. Ginyu refuses and Goku tells him to keep his cool. He then says "Okay, then all you gotta do is the Body Change!". Captain Ginyu proceeds to take out Goku.
* HypocriticalHumor: In the first Christmas special, Vegeta scolds Piccolo for getting the lyrics to Deck The Halls wrong. A minute later, he's shown altering the lyrics to Silver Bells wrong to make it sound vulgar.
** There are only two things Frieza hates in this world, racists and [[FantasticRacism sayains]].
* InsistentTerminology: [[strike: Android]] Jinzoningen. Gohan flips out when Cell mispronounces manga.
* IronicEcho: Not the strictest definition but in episode 12 Cell accuses Goku and Vegeta of tricking him despite them telling him their plan. Later Vegeta accuses of Cell tricking him despite Cell telling him his plan.
* ItWasHisSled: At the end of Episode 31, after Goku seemingly dies from Namek's explosion ... [[invoked]]
-->'''Narrator:''' "... you know that Goku makes a dramatic escape. You know the story, I'm not gonna tell it to you."
* JerkAss: Vegeta
** Goku can also be one too at times
* KilledMidSentence: Happens to both Android 17 and 18 in Trunks' timeline, as well as one of Garlic Jr's minions.
* LarynxDissonance: Every female in the series, except Chichi.
* NarrationEcho: In episode 26
-->'''Narrator:''' "... when suddenly, a package with a note on it just arrived."
-->'''Goku:''' "Hey look, a package with a note on it just arrived."
-->'''Narrator:''' [[LampshadeHanging "I just said that!"]]
* NegativeContinuity: Almost everyone except for Nappa is always better by the next episode. That includes Cell, Frieza, Bardock, Vegeta, and even Raditz. Gozar even admits this on his site.
* NoEnding: The episode where Goku [[spoiler: is about to take out Broly for the Sopranos ending.]]
* NoFourthWall: All the characters acknowledge that they exist in a GagDub / FanFiction series and even referenced Gozar many times.
* OverlyLongGag: "ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT KRILLIN!?"
** Bardock: "FRIEZA!!!" What? "FRIEZA!!!" WHAT!? "FRIEZA!!!" WHAT!?
--> Cooler: Hi.
--> Goku: FRIEZA!!!
--> Cooler: Cooler.
--> (After a few moments)
--> Cooler: YOU KNOW WHAT, I'M FREAKING FRIEZA!!!
--> Goku: No you're not! You must be his brother!
* PsychopathicManchild: Dodoria
** And Doore.
* RageAgainstTheAuthor: Lots of characters in the series like to make fun of Gozar, but Vegeta probably takes the cake.
* RunningGag: Piccolo's love for Celine Dion, Frieza's bad sense of time, Goku being stuck in a lifeless marriage with Chi-Chi, and Vegeta blowing up while holding [[strike: Krillin's]] Dorky's iPod.
* ShoutOut: A lot of them.
** '''Piccolo''': [[PowerRangers IT'S MORPHIN' TIME!!!]]
** Team Ginyu's introduction.
** [[Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir "Silly Rabbit, Trix are for kids. Why couldn't they just give him some damn cereal!"]]
* SecondEpisodeIntroduction: Vegeta did not appear until episode 2, making episode 1 the only episode he wasn't in
* SeriousBusiness: Korin and Raditz's staring contest.
* SoundtrackDissonance: A couple of times, most notably when Garlic Jr. is knocked into the Dead Zone by Vegeta, where the music is used as a replacement for the lack of a finishing line for Vegeta.
* SpacePirate: Bojack: [[TalkLikeAPirate "Arrgh, I be Bojack. The Pirate!"]]
* SpinOff: According to Goku in Episode 19 had ARDBZ had been cancelled Gozar was going to make a spin-off, about Bardock living with [[Series/TheWaltons the Waltons.]]
* SpoofAesop: "And now it's time for parenting with Vegeta!"
* StylisticSuck: Episode 19's "[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome How Vegeta Saved Alternate]] [[TakeThat Reality Dragon Ball Z]]."
* SuicidalOverconfidence: Bardock is certain he can defeat Frieza despite losing to Dodoria.
* SwitchingToGEICO: Vegeta at the end of Episode 8, after Piccolo reminds him he wasn't featured prominently in the episode.
-->'''Vegeta''': I'm going to reveal something so amazingly awesome, it's going to blow the viewers' minds. And that something is: I just saved a bunch of money on my car insurance by switching to GEICO!
* TakeThat: In episode 24, Gozar mocks the Naruto series.
** In Episode 58, Mr. Popo says [[WebVideo/DragonBallAbridged "Pecking Order"]]. Krillin then tells him to shut up. However, this most probably came out as a joke.
** The Garlic Jr. saga gets a few itself as it wasn't adapted, which gets referenced by the narrator in episode 38, and Maron, a character introduced in that saga, gets killed the same episode she is introduced.
** [[Anime/DragonBallGt Dragon Ball GT]] also gets a fair amount of jokes at its expense too.
** In episode 46, Vegeta refers to [[UsefulNotes/SarahPalin Sarah Palin]] as a babbling retarded doofus.
** [[Movie/DragonBallEvolution Dragon Ball Evolution]] gets mocked a fair amount in the series.
* TemptingFate: Happens quite frequently in the series.
* ThanksgivingEpisode: Episode 68
* ThoseWackyNazis: UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler is apparently Vegeta's best friend. He also hates Mystic Gohan.
* ThrowTheDogABone: The only person who liked Gohan (especially Mystic) was Piccolo in the early episodes. However, Piccolo later jumped on the Gohan-hate Bandwaggon. This was lampshaded at the end of the Majin Buu Saga retelling when Trunks [[ContinuityNod reminds him of his meltdown when Gohan went on his first date.]] After that, Piccolo seems to be Gohan's friend again.
** Goku actually puts his faith in Gohan to defeat Cell during the Android retelling, this ends up being subverted as Goku goes back to hating Gohan after Gohan gets him killed and Gohan fails at killing Cell.
* TooCoolToLive: "Future" Gohan, ironically. Lampshaded in a title opening: [[invoked]]
-->'''Narrator:''' "Why does the 1 cool Gohan have to die? I BLAME MYSTIC GOHAN!!!"
* TooDumbToLive: "Wheeee! Wheeee! La la la la la la! Wheeee! I'm Frieza! Wheeeee!"
* TrainingFromHell:
-->'''Piccolo:'''"Ok, let me show my form of training. It's called THROW YOUR STUDENT AT A MOUNTAIN AND SEE IF HE LIVES!"
* UnexplainedRecovery: Raditz, who [[spoiler: got killed in Episode 1]] but returns as a recurring character in later episodes, notable where he [[spoiler:saves the world from Cell]] and hosts a Pineapple Head segment.
** Mr. Popo mentions this at the beginning of episode 41 after Piccolo gets beaten by Cell at the end of episode 40.
-->'''Mr. Popo:''' "Piccolo. When did you get back and healed?"
-->'''Piccolo:''' "Umm... You know... Before..."
* TheUnfavorite: Goku doesn't hide his disdain for Gohan, even saying outright that he's a loser. Chi-Chi calls him out on it, before coming to the same opinion.
* UnusualEuphemism: "HOLY HFIL" and "Son of a Scientist"
* VocalEvolution: Originally Kid Trunks' voice was Gozar doing Future Trunks' voice. After episode 58 majinbulgeta did the voice permanently.
** Bardock's voice in episode 5 was deeper before becoming more high pitched in episode 14.
* WhatTheHellHero: Vegeta calls out Goku in episode 26 for calling Dabura out on doing women aerobics after he denied it, thus screwing them out of getting the bombs defused.
** Vegeta once again calls Goku out in episode 61 for letting the earth get blown up.
-->'''Vegeta:'''"Kakarot you idiot, how could you, how could you let my son get killed, how are we going to defeat Buu, why does asparagus make your pee smell funny?"
** Goku calls out Piccolo in episode 1 for killing him along with Raditz
--> '''Goku:'''"Wait what's going on- (Beam hits him) Piccolo, what the hell man!
* WithFriendsLikeThese: In episode 36 when Turles says Goku needs a super hero name, Goku's friends all come up with very unflattering names.
* YankTheDogsChain: In Episode 43 Goku gives Gohan a chance to become a hero by defeating Cell. [[spoiler:However in Episode 45 Gohan fails and Raditz, in a BigDamnHeroes moment, succeeds instead. ]]
** In episode 56 when Gohan finally thinks he's had his day, calling Vegeta out for becoming Majin which in canon increases your power level and makes you evil thus contradicting everything Vegeta has been going on about for the past 55 episodes, Vegeta reveals that Gozar switched it too making you become evil.
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