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[[SequelHook Piccolo births one last minion,]] [[AvengingTheVillain telling it to avenge his death by murdering Son Goku.]] Meanwhile, Yajirobe shows up to retrieve Goku. The wandering samurai takes Goku away, accidentally leaving the Nyo'bo behind. When the Bulma, Yamcha, and Lunch arrive to obstinately support Ten, they are amazed to hear of what went down. Bulma radios the media to report that Piccolo has been destroyed, but doesn't give Goku's name, only stating that "The forces of good" won. As the world celebrates its freedom from the Demon King...

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[[SequelHook Piccolo births one last minion,]] [[AvengingTheVillain telling it to avenge his death by murdering Son Goku.]] Meanwhile, Yajirobe shows up to retrieve Goku. The wandering samurai takes Goku away, accidentally leaving the Nyo'bo behind. When the Bulma, Yamcha, and Lunch arrive to obstinately support Ten, they are amazed to hear of what went down. Bulma radios the media to report that Piccolo has been destroyed, but doesn't give Goku's name, only stating that "The forces of good" won. As the world celebrates its freedom from the Demon King...

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* OhCrap: Goku's reaction when Piccolo effortlessly NoSell[=s=] the Kamehameha during their first battle. It's at this point when he realizes he's completely outmatched and doesn't stand a chance.


* after Goku kills Demon King Piccolo, everyone across the world celebrated their liberation.

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* after AndThereWasMuchRejoicing: After Goku kills Demon King Piccolo, everyone across the world celebrated their liberation.

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* after Goku kills Demon King Piccolo, everyone across the world celebrated their liberation.


* OhCrap: When Piccolo finds out Roshi was the student of the martial artist who imprisoned him.

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* OhCrap: OhNoNotAgain: When Piccolo finds out Roshi was [[OhCrap the student of the martial artist who imprisoned him.him]].


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* YouCantThwartStageOne: Despite valiant attempts, King Piccolo's plan to use the dragon balls to gain eternal youth succeeded. Furthermore, his conquest of the world also went off without a hitch. It was ''while'' he was ruling that his plans were ruined.


[[SequelHook Piccolo births one last minion,]] [[AvengingTheVillain telling it to avenge his death by murdering Son Goku.]] And of course, Kuririn, Chaozu, and Roshi are dead alongside many others, the Dragon Balls not around to save them. How will Goku get them back?

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[[SequelHook Piccolo births one last minion,]] [[AvengingTheVillain telling it to avenge his death by murdering Son Goku.]] Meanwhile, Yajirobe shows up to retrieve Goku. The wandering samurai takes Goku away, accidentally leaving the Nyo'bo behind. When the Bulma, Yamcha, and Lunch arrive to obstinately support Ten, they are amazed to hear of what went down. Bulma radios the media to report that Piccolo has been destroyed, but doesn't give Goku's name, only stating that "The forces of good" won. As the world celebrates its freedom from the Demon King...
...The freshly hatched last son of Piccolo swears to avenge his father.

And of course, Kuririn, Chaozu, and Roshi are dead alongside many others, the Dragon Balls not around to save them. How will Goku get them back?


[[PreviouslyOn Last time... on Dragon Ball!]] [[Recap/DragonBallTienShinhanArc The 22nd Tenkaichi Budokai had come to a close, with Tenshinhan scoring a victory over Goku. However, ''during a victory dinner celebration'', Goku returns to the tournament grounds to find Kurilin... dead.]]

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[[PreviouslyOn Last time... on Dragon Ball!]] [[Recap/DragonBallTienShinhanArc The 22nd Tenkaichi Budokai had come to a close, with Tenshinhan scoring a victory over Goku. However, ''during a victory dinner celebration'', Goku returns to the tournament grounds to find Kurilin...Kuririn... dead.]]



During his quest for revenge, Goku encounters a monster named Tambourine, the one who ultimately killed Kurilin. Goku's fight with him, however, does not end well, and he ends up on the losing end. However, after the battle, he encounters a fat vagrant samurai named Yajirobe, who seems to hit it on with Goku.

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During his quest for revenge, Goku encounters a monster named Tambourine, the one who ultimately killed Kurilin.Kuririn. Goku's fight with him, however, does not end well, and he ends up on the losing end. However, after the battle, he encounters a fat vagrant samurai named Yajirobe, who seems to hit it on with Goku.



[[SequelHook Piccolo births one last minion,]] [[AvengingTheVillain telling it to avenge his death by murdering Son Goku.]] And of course, Kurilin, Chaozu, and Roshi are dead alongside many others, the Dragon Balls not around to save them. How will Goku get them back?

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[[SequelHook Piccolo births one last minion,]] [[AvengingTheVillain telling it to avenge his death by murdering Son Goku.]] And of course, Kurilin, Kuririn, Chaozu, and Roshi are dead alongside many others, the Dragon Balls not around to save them. How will Goku get them back?


Shortly after the tournament, Goku and his friends head off for a victory dinner. However when Goku goes to look for Krillan he finds that he's been killed. Seeking revenge, he follow his assilant but is easily beaten. Though he eventually manages to get his revenge, Goku finds out he was one of the "sons" of an evil being named Picoolo who was originally sealed away in a rice cooker but has been freed by Pilaf (who was hoping to use him to take over the world but was cowtowed into serving him) who now seeks to, what else, take over the world. Goku and his friends find themselves facing their greatest challenge yet.

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Shortly after the tournament, Goku and his friends head off for a victory dinner. However when Goku goes to look for Krillan Kuririn he finds that he's been killed. Seeking revenge, he follow his assilant but is easily beaten. Though he eventually manages to get his revenge, Goku finds out he was one of the "sons" of an evil being named Picoolo Piccolo who was originally sealed away in a rice cooker but has been freed by Pilaf (who was hoping to use him to take over the world but was cowtowed into serving him) who now seeks to, what else, take over the world. Goku and his friends find themselves facing their greatest challenge yet.




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[[PreviouslyOn Last time... on Dragon Ball!]] [[Recap/DragonBallTienShinhanArc The 22nd Tenkaichi Budokai had come to a close, with Tenshinhan scoring a victory over Goku. However, ''during a victory dinner celebration'', Goku returns to the tournament grounds to find Kurilin... dead.]]

In a fit of rage, Goku flies off with Kinto-Un, going on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against the one who killed him. The rest of the Dragon Team, however, spots a paper on Kuri with a particular symbol on it... that of the Demon Lord Piccolo. Many years ago, Piccolo terrorized the world before [[SealedEvilInACan becoming trapped in a Denshi Jar by the Muten Roshi's master, Mutito.]] But Piccolo has been freed by [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom the Pilaf Gang]], and sets off two tasks of his EvilPlan: eliminate the martial artists who could challenge him, and gather the Dragon Balls to [[FountainOfYouth restore him to the prime of his youth.]] Thus Roshi and Tenshinhan travel all over the world to try and get the Dragon Balls before he does. The remaining heroes relocate Kame House to avoid detection.

During his quest for revenge, Goku encounters a monster named Tambourine, the one who ultimately killed Kurilin. Goku's fight with him, however, does not end well, and he ends up on the losing end. However, after the battle, he encounters a fat vagrant samurai named Yajirobe, who seems to hit it on with Goku.

In order to gain a greater foothold on his plan, Piccolo births a new henchman by laying an egg from his mouth. This henchman, Cymbal, is tasked with collecting the Dragon Balls. However, he runs afoul of Yajirobe, who also happens to have a Dragon Ball, and ends up chopped and roasted. Realizing this, Piccolo sends a psychic symbol to Tambourine to deal with the interloper ''just before he added Yamcha to his list of victims''. But Yajirobe's cooking leads to Goku recovering fully, and he defeats Tambourine with ease.

With the loss of his minions, [[OrcusOnHisThrone Piccolo]] [[DefiedTrope stops playing around]] [[LetsGetDangerous and deals with Goku personally.]] It is a fight [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown Goku is utterly mauled in,]] to the point of having his heart stop. Piccolo uses the opportunity to get the Dragon Ball for himself, giving him two to play with.

Once it becomes clear the heroes are on the hunt for the Dragon Balls, Piccolo [[BatmanGambit comes up with a plan to let the heroes gather the balls, then steal them from their corpses.]] As insurance, he swallows his own two to make them impossible to gather. In a confrontation with the Muten Roshi, Roshi attempts to use the Mafuba on him, but he fails to hit the target, and dies as a result. Stealing the Dragon Balls, Piccolo summons Shen Long and attempts to make his wish, with Chaozu trying to interrupt.

-->Piccolo: "DRAGON! I command you! Restore..."
-->Chaozu: "Destroy Picco..." [[KilledMidSentence *ZAP!*]]

Indeed, Piccolo kills Chaozu, and makes his wish unimpeded. He is restored to his youth at last, becoming even more powerful than before. But he's not done yet. After securing his victory, [[GutPunch Piccolo kills Shen Long,]] turning the Dragon Balls to stone and rendering them unusable. And for good measure, [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness he dumps the Pilaf Gang out of their ship]], preparing his assault on the castle of the King of the World.

However, what he didn't count on was Goku's heart restarting, and knowing he can't beat Piccolo as he is now, he has Yajirobe take him to Karin Tower, [[IWasToldThereWouldBeCake offering the promise of as much food as he wants.]] Once he arrived, Yajirobe gets quite used to the Senzu, and Karin reveals the existence of something that can power him up, the Super Godly Water, a drink that will either increase his power dramatically... or kill him. ''Acquiring the water isn't easy, however. Goku needs to enter a hidden cave in an icecap, then conquer the illusions of the cave through his will to never give up. Even after all that, however,'' one gulp of the water triggers spasms in Goku.

...but miraculously, he survives! Goku is stronger than ever, and ready to take on the menace!

And he couldn'tve gotten his power at a better time. ''On the anniversary of the King's rise to power,'' Piccolo [[TakeOverTheWorld takes over the king's castle, and the world along with it.]] With his power, he declares the world free of rules, crime legal, and on May 9th every day, he will destroy one continent of the world. Put simply, [[TheBadGuyWins Piccolo has won.]]

Not standing for this, Tenshinhan attempts to stop him, but Piccolo simply births a new minion, Drum to put him in his place. ''Even Ten's attempt to use the Mafuba is a total failure, though he survives.'' [[DarkestHour The villain has won, and all attempts to stop him have failed. Death awaits Tenshinhan...]]

Until at last, [[HesBack Goku returns]], ready to face the threat of Piccolo.

Goku easily defeats Drum, then focuses his attention on the Demon Lord himself. Despite Goku's new powers, Piccolo is still always one step ahead. He even uses a powerful energy blast to level the area, and cripples Goku to boot. But even despite his injuries, Goku still has one good arm, and puts everything he has into one last attack.

It succeeds! Goku's body drives a hole through Piccolo, killing him at last!

However...

[[SequelHook Piccolo births one last minion,]] [[AvengingTheVillain telling it to avenge his death by murdering Son Goku.]] And of course, Kurilin, Chaozu, and Roshi are dead alongside many others, the Dragon Balls not around to save them. How will Goku get them back?

[[ToBeContinued The answer lies in the realm of God. But what awaits him there?]] Find out [[Recap/DragonBallPiccoloJrArc next time]], on Dragon Ball!

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* AnyoneCanDie: This is the arc that establishes the series mainstay of major characters dying, starting with Krillin and following up with Roshi, Chiaotzu and even Shenron.


* DefeatingTheUndefeatable: Goku accomplished what no one, not even his Master Roshi, could do when he killed King Piccolo. Even the one who stopped him before, Mutitito, was only able to seal him away.

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* DefeatingTheUndefeatable: Goku accomplished what no one, not even his Master Roshi, could do when he killed King Piccolo. Even the one who stopped him before, Mutitito, Mutaito, was only able to seal him away.


* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: King Piccolo's first course of action upon being reborn is to send out his henchmen to assassinate every great martial artist in order to prevent anyone from using the Mafuba technique against him ever again. And when he beats Goku down the first time they met, he checks for a pulse before assuming he's dead. Too bad for him that Goku's heart started again after he left, for some reason. Also, he was also Genre Savvy enough to realize the heroes would most likely attempt to stop him with the dragonballs either before or after he got the wish, so at first, he swallowed them. Then he threw them back up once there was sure there was no-one else around left to challenge him, and to finish it off, he killed Chiaotzu when he attempted to give his own wish and interfere with Piccolo's before he could finish, and after having his wish granted, he then proceeded to one-hit-kill Shenron with his breath blast just to ensure that none of the heroes ever attempt to use the Dragonballs to defeat him.


* AdaptionExpansion: When Karin gets the actual Miracle Water for Goku in the manga, he just pulls it out of a closet. In the anime, he makes Goku go on a journey into a cave to retrieve it.

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* AdaptionExpansion: AdaptationExpansion: When Karin gets the actual Miracle Water for Goku in the manga, he just pulls it out of a closet. In the anime, he makes Goku go on a journey into a cave to retrieve it.

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* CallBack: When hearing a report how some mysterious stranger was not only fighting Piccolo and ''winning'', Bulma remembers Baba's prediction that Goku will save the world.


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* TheGreatestStoryNeverTold: Bulma purposely glosses over who exactly defeated King Piccolo and saved the world.

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* WorfHadTheFlu: Goku loses to Tambourine the first time because, as Kame Sennin said, it was only a short time since his fight against Tenshinhan. It's been established that how strong Goku is was proportional to how full his stomach was. Once Goku manages to fill up on Yajirobe's fish, the next fight ends with Tambourine becoming atoms.

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