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* AcceptableTargets:
** Every single elderly character is hilariously unpleasant. Except possibly Kami.
** The radio personalities from Episode 44 (TJ and the Wombat) are portrayed as pretty obnoxious (though Cell's absorption of them still comes off as horrific). It's taken UpToEleven in the ''History of Trunks'' special, where they're actually aware of all the chaos that the Androids have been causing, but choose to maintain their personas, even after Wombat comments on how ''his fiance has just been killed in one of the attacks''. He even notes in a positive light that this makes him single, although this may be a case of AngstWhatAngst.
* AdaptationDisplacement: Lampshaded by Piccolo in DBZ Kai Abridged Episode 1.
--> '''Piccolo:''' [[EnemyMine I'm here to help you.]]\\
'''Goku:''' [[LampshadeHanging Aren't we enemies?]]\\
'''Piccolo:''' [[SequelDisplacement Nobody watched Dragon Ball. Let's go!]]
* AlternateCharacterInterpretation:
** Is Nappa really evil, [[PsychopathicManchild is he just too stupid to know right from wrong]]? Alternatively, is he really dumb or [[ObfuscatingStupidity does he actually understand things, but maintains a fool's guise to distract Vegeta from the mass genocide of their race?]]
** Also, is Goku really as dumb as he lets on?
-->'''Goku:''' We have to wait on the Hypertonic Lion Tamer!\\
'''Mr. Popo:''' That one was on purpose!\\
'''Goku:''' Could be.
*** Also this little bit.
--->'''Goku:''' I've got one more attack, but I need you to distract him while I charge it.\\
'''Piccolo:''' That doesn't seem so-\\
'''Goku:''' For five minutes. And seeing as how bad he was kicking my butt... Eh, I'm sure you'll be fine.\\
'''Piccolo:''' D-... Did you just hold a grudge?
* AngstWhatAngst:
** 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, [[DownplayedTrope if only just to get Nappa to shut up]].
** Then there's Gohan, who seemed generally okay about his dad never being around... [[SubvertedTrope at first]], but it's become clear over time that he might not be quite so well-adjusted after all.
--> '''Gohan:''' I'm beginning to think I have issues.
* AntiClimaxBoss: [[spoiler: Garlic Jr., despite his build up for his arc, is killed immediately by Mr. Popo without any effort.]] [[ForegoneConclusion Freeza and King Cold followed suit.]]
* AwesomeEgo: Vegeta's heart is ''pure, unadulterated badass''. Well, so ''he'' claims - [[spoiler:he went Super Saiyan by throwing a temper tantrum]].
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic:
** 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. Awesome Music indeed.
** Nappa singing "[[Music/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 Music/{{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.
** " KILLING CRABS! IN THE OOOCEAN! KILL IT FAST! PAIN EXPLOSION, [[BigYes YEAH!!]]"
** Goku makes his entrance on Namek to Wrestling/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 Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin'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!]]
** The [[https://youtu.be/69J67L4b0xU?t=23m3s end credits]] of ''The History of Trunks'' combines Cha-La Head and the ''Doctor Who'' theme.
*** ''History of Trunks'' in general has a lot of this, and a lot of it is borrowed from ''Series/DoctorWho''. Special mention goes to the use of ''Doomsday'' when Trunks discovers Gohan's body and subsequently becomes a Super Saiyan.
* BetterThanCanon: Some fans have argued this due to the series' faster pacing (which was one of the main sources of ArcFatigue), witty dialogue, ContinuityNod to the ExpandedUniverse (particular towards the movies), voicing acting that rivals and sometimes even surpassing the original dub, and the fact the series tends to make fun of certain glaring plot holes in the cannon series and sometimes justifying a few of them in the abridged series.
* 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. Returns as a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome in episode 40, where it's revealed that [[spoiler:the bird may ACTUALLY have taught a dinosaur to ride a ball.]]
** Episode of Bardock seems to be a BigLippedAlligatorMoment in universe.
** The ending of episode 12 where not only Krillin wonders whether he is in a dream and got scared by Popo, but also a live-action sequence of [=KaiserNeko=] being frightened of Popo. This is never referenced again in the next episode.
** Episode 27, when Goku starts singing "Row, Row Your Boat", which King Kai and Tien of all people spontaneously join in for no reason. When Yamcha was about to do so as well, Goku just blasts opens the healing pod and goes after Freeza, not even referencing it again.
*** They were singing the song in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Round_%28music%29 a round]], something commonly seen at summer camps for easy entertainment.
** Goku's dream about being a [[Manga/OnePiece pirate]] and a [[Manga/{{Naruto}} ninja]] in Episode 44. [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Not that that's a bad thing...]]
* BrokenBase: There's one regarding how they adapted the Garlic Jr. Saga. [[spoiler:Or rather, how they ''didn't''; Garlic is assimilated into Mr. Popo before he could do anything]]. Some are fine with it since they didn't want to see that particular filler arc dragged out, others felt there was plenty to make fun of in it and potential was lost.
** Episode 44 has proven to be mildly divisive. While many have praised it for its good mix of humor and dark moments, as well as further solidifying Cell as a major threats, others felt that Krillin's abortion joke was in bad taste, especially since it aired during a time where abortion rights were being hotly debated. Some felt that the last quarter of the episode, where [[spoiler:Cell brutally massacres Nicki Town]] went too dark. Others thought that fit well with Cell's characterisation angle, which worked in bits of humor around the horror.
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* CrackPairing: Intentionally with Bulma and Vegeta, to make fun of what an unlikely pairing they were in the original.
** ''History of Trunks'' has Bulma and Adult Gohan, though it's one-sided on her part.
* CreepyAwesome: Freeza, Cell, 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 saying the only mall Santas worse than Slay are the ones that molest kids, with Slay replying that that makes him the worst mall Santa).
** 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 [[spoiler:Krillin (and raising Krillin's "Owned Count" to 15)]]. At first, it's gruesome. Then it gets funny [[spoiler:when it hits 20 and Freeza begins getting one-up points from it]].
---> '''Gohan:''' [[spoiler:Krillin, stop, you're making him stronger!]]\\
'''Krillin:''' [[spoiler: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 [[spoiler:gets blown up by Freeza in a deleted scene]].
--->'''Krillin''': Goodbye Tien!
** The Yamcha from Trunks' timeline [[spoiler: hanged himself]], which is either this or DudeNotFunny. Also Bulma and Vegeta [[spoiler: having audible sex]] later in the same episode. Especially the aftermath.
*** Even better, the alternate take reveals that TFS originally had it so [[spoiler:Future Yamcha used Future Puar ''[[VoluntaryShapeShifting as the rope]]'']]!
** Chichi reading the disclaimer while Goku is ''screaming in agony'' in the background.
** Cell coughing up a [[EatsBabies pacifier]] is horrifying. Complaining about how embarrassing that is and that it came out of the wrong hole is hilarious.
** Making an abortion joke out of killing Baby!Cell, then having Krillin brag about it.
** This exchange with 18 after she plants a kiss on Krillin's cheek:
-->'''17:''' If you wanted to piss off Mom and Dad, why didn't you just date a black guy?\\
'''18:''' Oh my god...\\
'''17:''' Oh, that's right. They're dead.\\
'''18:''' Oh my '''GOD!'''
* CryForTheDevil: Cooler's sibling rivalry with Freeza. Even Goku can't help but to pause their fight to show him pity for how his father treated him.
* DesignatedHero: Vegeta's status as this in his [[GrayAndGreyMorality fight with Android 18]] is perfectly {{lampshade|Hanging}}d. First we have this brilliant gem.
--> ''(The Z-Fighters are flying to the scene of the battle.)''
--> '''Future Trunks''' ''(thinking)''''':''' ''I can't believe he's taking them on alone! He has no idea what kind of destructive force they pack! The Androids are humanity's greatest threat!''
--> ''(Cue the part of the battle that happens on a freeway, where Vegeta's haphazard attacks on 18 result in multiple cars being blown up and everyone inside them likely dead.)''
--> '''Vegeta:''' '''[[DestructiveSavior I WILL KILL AS MANY PEOPLE AS I HAVE TO]] AS LONG AS YOU ARE ONE OF THEM!!!'''
** Soon followed by him blowing up a truck 17 wanted to take, resulting in 17 calling him a dick, and of course, shocking everyone ([[FridgeLogic despite him having said worse and done worse]]) when he steps up his StayInTheKitchen game towards 18 by calling her a [[{{HypocriticalHumor}} smug]] [[CountryMatters cunt]]. Cue NoHoldsBarredBeatdown full of TranquilFury from 18.
* DracoInLeatherPants: Downplayed; Nappa still does what he did in canon, but unlike his canon version, he seems to be completely unaware of what he's doing is bad, and is PlayedForLaughs.
* EarWorm: See the SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic section above.
** Not a song, but after watching Cooler 2, you'll have a lot of trouble getting "beep" out of your head.
* 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. Also lampshaded in [[TheAbridgedSeries Dragon Ball Z Kai Abridged Episode 2]] with his last words:
--> '''Guru''': I am hilarious... and you will quote... every-thing.. I... s-a-y...
** 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. Well, [[FusionDance sort of]].
** Cooler. His dislike for his younger brother has never been more understandable in any other version.
** And the trend of the villains being both very likable and popular keeps going with Android 16, 17 and 18.
** Yamcha, believe or not, as of season 3. At first he was just written as an arrogant, all-talk-no-bite kinda guy, but lately he's much more calm and reserved, and one of the few actually sane characters in the show. Not only that, but most of the others always treating him like shit, even worse than Krillin, to the point that he was DrivenToSuicide in Trunks' timeline, earned him some major [[TheWoobie Woobie]] points.
** Trunks. He was already a popular character in the canon, but Team Four Star manages to make him more likable by him often being the OnlySaneMan, having {{Adorkable}} moments, and having moments where he is able to be casual with the other characters.
* EvilIsCool: Cooler. No pun intended. [[PungeonMaster Except when it is.]]
** Freeza, Vegeta, anybody the trope applied to in canon applies here.
* 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''': 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?
** Not that some of Freeza's comments don't encourage such thinking, mind you....
-->'''Freeza''': Dirty monkey... Huh? Where-- [Goku appears in front of him, two heads higher and with his abs in front of Freeza's face] [[HoYay Oh my]] ''[[HoYay god]]'', [[DistractedByTheSexy you could grind meat on th]]--[stumbles back] AH!
* 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 it's because [[MoralEventHorizon he drank so much water that he caused the Great Drought, framed the Albino Namekians for it and ordered their genocide]].]]
* GrowingTheBeard: The series started off as a simple {{flanderization}} of several characters, with the occasional [[BreakingTheFourthWall fourth wall-breaking]] and one-time gags. Ever since season 2 however, the characters became more distinct, the jokes became more structured and original, and the fourh-wall breaking stopped. Not to mention that the editing and voice acting have greatly improved.
* HarsherInHindsight[=/=]NotSoDifferent:
** In "Christmas Tree of Might", Gohan mentions to everyone, Yamcha included that suicide rates go up during the holidays. Then they all laugh about it. [[spoiler: And later it's revealed that Yamcha committed suicide when he learnt of Bulma's pregnancy by Vegeta in the BadFuture.]]
** Yamcha taking his own life is horrible enough as it is, but it becomes even worse when you consider that since nobody cares about him... nobody would even gather the dragon balls to wish him back.
** Even if they did, whose to say he'd ''want'' to come back? Considering this is a universe where you can apparently refuse a wish a dragon attempted to grant, he would definitely refuse to be sent back to a group of people who made it clear they didn't care about him.
** Bulma's nightmare ([[ArentYouGoingToRavishMe dream?]]) about Vegeta threatening to rape her. Not only does she sleep with this guy at some point, but Yamcha [[WhatTheHellHero calls her a slut for dreaming about him.]]
** Freeza commenting on how his family has plenty of minions back home. In ''[[Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF]]'', we see that he's easily got several hundred.
*** Again from ''Resurrection F'', [[spoiler: Gohan's inability to dodge almost gets him killed]].
** When Trunks leaves in episode 34, he makes a comment about wanting to know his father better. This is before we see how [[AbusiveParent abusive]] Vegeta is to him (and before he spends a year with him in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber.)
** Given his dialogue, it was implied that Cooler's main issue was that his father was too harsh on him while spoiling Freeza; seeing how powerful and capable Cooler is, it was speculated that it was because he was the eldest and aparently more powerful of both and therefore, his father would be harsher to him so he one day can take care of their Empire; cue ''Resurrection 'F'' and we learn that Freeza was already that powerful from the very beggining and with just 4 months of training could reach godly levels of power, implying that King Cold could see how much potential Freeza had and didn't care about his other son and only had him in a higher rank while Freeza got a clue on how powerful he could be.
** In episode 32, a malfunctioning Frieza can't say Radio Shack, so he goes with the long out of business Circuit City. Radio Shack joined it a couple years later.
* HeartwarmingInHindsight: Dr. Gero's oddly protective attitude towards Android 16 takes on new significance with the revelation that the android is modeled on his dead son.
* HeReallyCanAct: Creator/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 Creator/ChrisAyres.
* HilariousInHindsight:
** Krillin shows interest in Bulma in episode 1. He then goes on to date a woman who looks just like Bulma.
-->'''Vegeta''': Nine minutes eighteen seconds, NINE MINUTES EIGHTEEN SECONDS!\\
'''Nappa''': What's that, Vegeta?\\
'''Vegeta''': Happiest... moment... of... my life!
** [[DontExplainTheJoke It refers to the point]] 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.]]
*** [[FridgeBrilliance So that really ''was'' the happiest moment of his life, in that it's all downhill from there.]]
** 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 Creator/ChristopherSabat 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.
** Lanipator's [[OneSceneWonder portrayal]] of Freeza (which was based on Linda Young's version) getting replaced by Little Kuriboh's version in the middle of the ''Bardock Abridged'' special wound up accurately predicting Chris Ayres taking over from Young in the middle of the ''Kai'' dub.
** [[VideoGame/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 Creator/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 [[WebVideo/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?]]
*** I think that one requires clarification...
** There was a running gag about Zarbon being AmbiguouslyGay [[spoiler: until it was revealed he had a [[CampStraight girlfriend]]]]. Both Kaiser '''and''' Creator/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]] [[SelfDemonstrating/{{Loki}} effeminate alien]]! [[HulkSpeak Gohan strongest there is]]!
** There's a point in Episode 35 where Gero shoots lasers out of his eyes. This occurs:
--> '''Goku''': [[Film/ManOfSteel Stop it!]]
--> '''Gero''': [[Film/ManOfSteel Never!]]
*** Note this is 5 days before release.
** When Piccolo pulls off Gohan's tail, he asks "What the hell is that?" about his penis, setting up the [[BrickJoke joke in Episode 7]] about how Namekians don't have them.
** Bardock notes that Fasha wasn't Goku's mother, zoom to 2014, it reveals that his mother was in fact, a pacifistic Saiyan named Gine.
** One of Nail's ideas for an attack name is [[Film/TheLegoMovie Taco Tuesday]].
** During the fight between Vegeta and Android 19, Vegeta says he can't see why anyone would build a fat robot. In 2014 Disney would actually introduce [[Disney/BigHero6 a fat robot]], and there ''[[JustifiedTrope are]]'' [[CuteMachines reasons]] why he's built that way.
** Bulma claimed to be saving herself for Yamcha. Master Roshi called "bullshit" on that one. And now Bulma has a baby from another man.
** Shenron's demeanor when Mr. Popo summons him at the end of the Freeza Saga is pretty similar to his reaction when he learns Beerus is around when he's summoned in ''[[Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods Battle of Gods]]''.
** Freeza's ringtone being ''F'' by Music/MaximumTheHormone. The same song that inspired Toriyama to [[Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF bring the character back in a new movie]]. Better, one of the trailers uses exact same part of the song as the ringtone.
** "If I'm really as evil as you say I am, then let God strike me down where I stand." In ''Resurrection F'', [[spoiler: Goku and Vegeta have both become Gods and take turns beating the tar out of Freeza. For that matter, Vegeta comparing himself to God may also qualify.]]
** Freeza boasting that his transformation gimmick isn't going to get old any time soon. The next two characters who learn how to transform promptly kick his arse.
** Compare [[https://youtu.be/2nAzQcH5Wcw this classic moment]] to [[http://www.mangareader.net/naruto-gaiden-the-seventh-hokage/4/11 these]] [[http://www.mangareader.net/naruto/697/12 two]].
* 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.
** Krillin acts insensitively towards a lot of people, but that's because the world is constantly out to get him.
** Then there's Piccolo, who acts cold and aloof but is so insecure and desperate for friends that you kind of feel bad for him. Of course, he has Nail, but he doesn't do anything to help in the most dire of situations.
** Cooler, who's shown to be more responsible, powerful and much less needlessly homicidal than his younger brother, yet aside from [[UndyingLoyalty his minions]] is rarely given the respect he deserves, be it from the main characters or his own family. Even [[TooDumbToLive Goku]] [[CryForTheDevil expresses pity for him]].
** Raditz if you think about it. His father paid little to no attention, his planet was destroyed and he was treated with ridicule by his fellow remaining Saiyans, Nappa and Vegeta, due to him only being as powerful as a Saibaman. Even after he dies he still doesn't get any respect.
--> '''Raditz:''' I... hate... ''all of you.''"
* 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."''
** Cooler. He's shown to be even more powerful, cunning and competent than Freeza, yet he's not nearly as smug or arrogant, and he actually appreciates his minions for the the work they do for him.
** Cell is also this, much like he is in canon. He easily outmaneuvers Piccolo and the other Z fighters despite being physically weaker, and by now he's devoured several towns always staying two steps ahead.
* MemeticBadass:
** Scary or not, one has to admit Mr. Popo is quite powerful.
** Tien due to a combination of mocking Vegeta and getting away with it as well as his performance against Cell.
* MemeticLoser:
** Raditz.
** Krillin combines this with LovableCoward. Krillin Owned Counter, anyone?
** Yamcha is never able to live this down.
* 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.
** Cell, being a KnightOfCerebus, [[BlackComedy milks it]] [[CrossesTheLineTwice for all it's worth]].
* 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!]]"
*** "DOOOOOOOOOODGE!"
**** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDfu124a78M Dodge, bitch, get out da way.]]
** Power levels are bullshit!
** How did X happen? Answer: [[AWizardDidIt Muffin Button]].
** Sure is Zarbon in here...
** NO! None of that! ''Shame on you!''
** Hell, [[FountainOfMemes almost every single line in the series]] has become a meme at some point.
** SENZU BEAN!
** '''I ''AM'' THE HYPE!!'''
** WANNA SEE ME DRINK THIS GUY?!
** [[TheChewToy Yamcha's]] been Yamcha'd!
** I need an adult.
*** I ''am'' an adult.
** I am hilarious and you will quote everything I say!
* MemeticPsychopath: This series is the root cause of Mr. Popo becoming one. He now has his own page on the villains wiki as a result.
* {{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.
** Cell crossed it before his first appearance when he drank an entire town. To make it worse, he keeps doing it after that.
-->'''Piccolo''': How... How many people?!\\
'''Cell''': Enough.
* 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.
** Any time Nappa goes into BrokenRecord mode.
* 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!"
** In Episode 40, he's completely whacked out on a gallon of LSD. And it is hilarious.
** Surprisingly, [[spoiler: Cell]] at times. Key word being at times.
* OlderThanTheyThink: "Find me in the Alps" comes from a {{Bowdlerization}} of ''Film/TheBigLebowski'' that changes "This is what happens when you fuck a stranger in the ass" to "This is what happens when you ''find'' a stranger in the ''Alps''".
* 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 FYOOO-CHURRRR!!!!]]
* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: A lot of characters get this, especially Maron, [[spoiler: who's revealed to have acted stupid to get Krillin to confess to insurance fraud.]]
* 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.
** Chi-Chi went from being a strict mom to an AxCrazy psycho.
* SpecialEffectsFailure: During the scene when Freeza is watching Captain Ginyu's "Wheel Of Death" TV show, they forgot to edit out the Dragon Balls nearby despite them being stolen from him earlier. Additionally, they forgot to remove the [=GalacTV=] watermark from the first cut to Freeza.
** Earlier, when [[spoiler: Kami is dying]], Popo shows cold indifference, however, right as this happens, [[spoiler: you can see canon Popo shivering in sadness as Kami dissapears due to Piccolo's death]].
** After Freeza's scouter blows up in his fight with Vegeta, it appears and disappears randomly in the following scenes.
* {{Squick}}: How everyone reacts when learning that [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Cui/Kui/Kiwi's]] race reproduces asexually.
** 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]]]].
** In Kai Abridged 2 when Krillin uses it on Dodoria [[spoiler: we get [[http://i.imgur.com/1XciHc3.png this shot]] of Lanipator as [[Film/RockyHorrorPictureShow Dr. Frank-N-Furter.]]]].
** After TheReveal that [[spoiler:Dodoria is a woman]].
---> [[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]].
*** Kai Abridged 2 kicks it up another notch.
----> [[spoiler:'''Dodoria''']]: I have a thick... MEATY... '''VAGINA.'''\\
'''Vegeta''': ''*annihilates [[spoiler:Dodoria]]'' Huh-uuugh...
** Cell absorbing his first victim, complete with close-up shots and sound effects. In-universe, Nail throws up watching it.
* SugarWiki/SuperlativeDubbing: Despite the fact that this series is a GagDub, Lanipator actually manages to play a better Piccolo and Vegeta than Creator/ChristopherSabat himself.
** Also, Creator/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.
** As said above, Creator/LittleKuriboh as Freeza is absolutely amazing, managing to sound sinister, uppity, polite, bored, irritated, funny, and at times [[NightmareFuel genuinely horrifying]].
** Many fans have already started agreeing that Kaiser as Trunks is amazingly well done. And not just the voice but the dialogue as well.
** Taka has somehow made Cell both hilarious and way more terrifying than the official dub.
* TakeThatScrappy: In several of the abridged movies they found a way for Icarus (who Lanipator vocally hates) to be eaten by the cast.
* 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.
* UnintentionallySympathetic: Despite being a villain, Raditz does get more than his fair share's worth of crap. It doesn't help that Bardock was a pretty negligent father.
* UnpopularPopularCharacter: Same as in canon, but taken UpToEleven. To the fanbase, Vegeta's egocentric penchant for irreverent sass is [[AwesomeEgo awesome and hilarious]]. In-universe, he's so [[TheFriendNobodyLikes hated by the others]] that to associate words like "love" and "friends" with him at all is to make too many assumptions.
* 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''?!?
--> '''Goku:''' [[CallBack Haha, that thing was 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]].
* SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iVu_WfkiyM The credits sequence]] for ''History of Trunks Abridged'' - with Future Trunks' time machine acting as the TARDIS from the 2005-2008 ''Series/DoctorWho'' intro while a mashup of [[AwesomeMusic/DoctorWho the theme]] and [[AwesomeMusic/DragonBall Cha-La-Head-Cha-La]] plays.
* 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, to add insult to injury, 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.
*** Future Gohan has it even worse. First Future Goku dies for good, then everyone else dies against them and he's left all alone and he hallucinates Future Piccolo as he tries to kill the Androids and fails each and every time until he ends up dead.
** Future Chi-Chi, who only has her father since Future Goku is dead and Future Gohan never talks to her and for all she knows, he's dead. And without knowing it, she's outlived her son.
** Yamcha in season 3, especially in episode 35.
** Much like in canon, just poor poor Trunks. Wanting so badly to meet his father, and then Vegeta treats him like absolute shit. You can't help but feel really sorry for the kid.
*** Vegeta treats Trunks even worse here. At least in canon he never flat out called Trunks a bastard to his face.
** Episode 42 earns Kami some woobie points. He's been trapped up on the lookout for hundreds of years and now his duty as Guardian of Earth demands that he fuse with Piccolo, effectively surrendering his free will to someone he doesn't like and rid himself of centuries ago.
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