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Not pictured: Videl, Krillin, and a dinosaur.

Dragon Ball Z: Broly – Second Coming (known in Japan as Doragon Bōru Zetto: Kiken na Futari! Sūpā Senshi wa Nemurenai; lit. "Dragon Ball Z: The Dangerous Duo! Super Warriors Never Rest") is the tenth Dragon Ball Z movie. Released in Japan on March 12, 1994 (between episodes 220 and 221 of Dragon Ball Z), it is the sequel to Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan, and it received a sequel four months after its release, Dragon Ball Z: Bio-Broly. The film was dubbed into English and released on April 5, 2005 by Funimation Entertainment.

Seven years have passed since Goku's defeat of Broly, which culminated with Broly being blasted to Earth and frozen over while in a coma. Now, Gohan has grown up, Goten is born, and Goku has died. While Goten, Trunks, and Videl are looking for the Dragon Balls, they come across a village that is being terrorized by a monster. They decide to help, but as they are waiting for the monster to appear, the sound of Goten's crying causes Broly to regain consciousness, seeking revenge! But, how will the Z warriors repel his might without Goku?


  • Advertised Extra: Goku is featured in the cover alongside Gohan as if he's a main character, he doesn't even appear in the movie except in one scene where it's ambiguous if it was even him there and that's it.
  • Ambiguous Situation: Did Goten's wish on the Dragon Balls actually summon Goku? The movie never gives a conclusive answer.
  • Backup from Otherworld: Double subverted. Goku was wished to Earth in visible spirit form by Goten when he and Gohan were firing a Kamehameha at Broly but were losing. When Goku appeared he coached them and helped them with the Kamehameha. When they shot Broly into the sun, Goku disappeared, and it was speculated by the narrator that Goku appearing was a hallucination.
  • Barrier Warrior: Broly uses a Ki-based barrier to protect himself from the lava of the erupting volcano engulfing him.
  • Butt-Monkey: The "Beast" terrorizing Natade Village is a giant and powerful dinosaur... That has to face Goten and Trunks, who act just as two superpowered children would do in the presence of a monster they never saw previously and then turn it into a meat-based feast for the village.
  • Call-Back: The climax of the movie is one to the climax of the Cell Saga, with Gohan engaging the villain in a beam clash and aided in spirit by the deceased Goku, with Vegeta('s son Trunks) distracting the villain enough for the heroes to win.
  • The Cameo: Krillin shows up to save Gohan from a volcano. He doesn't get very many lines or contribute to Broly's defeat after that.
  • Came Back Strong: The English version implies, and the Japanese version outright states, that Broly has powered up since his last appearance. This makes sense, as all beings with Saiyan genetics become stronger after recovering from the verge of death.
  • Chekhov's Volcano: Broly gets consumed by one.
  • Climactic Volcano Backdrop: Played straight just moments before Gohan and Broly's battle.
  • The Comically Serious: Broly is a psychopath who wants to kill Goten because he looks like Goku, but doesn't say anything and is victim of some minor gags, including Trunks pissing on him. It depends on the viewer if these situations are amusing or not.
  • Continuity Nod: When Goten discovers the Dragon Ball in the bird's nest and then sits on one of the eggs, the birds' reaction is also used in the Majin Buu Saga, when Babidi exclaims that the Sealed Ball is about to hatch. Interestingly enough, both scenes with the birds happened in the presence of Trunks and Goten.
  • Continuity Snarl: Much like Super Android 13 before it, this movie doesn't fit anywhere in the timeline. Going by power levels, all the characters are working at how they were during the World Tournament Saga as Goten and Trunks apparently haven't learned to fuse and Gohan hasn't trained with Supreme Kai. No mention is made of Majin Buu or Babidi at all, almost like they don't exist. It's quite possible that it takes place during the one-month lead-up to the 25th Tenkaichi Budokai (the period where Gohan teaches Videl how to fly).
  • Covers Always Lie: The cover depicts Goku and Gohan very prominently. Gohan shows up essentially in the last act and doesn't do much more than fight Broly for a bit, and Goku is basically in the movie for one scene. Videl, by contrast, is pretty much a main character but isn't shown at all.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Super Saiyan Broly against Videl, Goten and Trunks. Frankly, it's a miracle any of them lived as Gohan going all out is the only character in the film who remotely is on a similar level to Broly.
  • Curb Stomp Cushion: Super Saiyan 2 Gohan is able to damage and get a few hits on Legendary Super Saiyan Broly, which is more than what any of the Z Fighters could do against Broly in his debut film alone until Goku's Combined Energy Attack, but it's clear he's completely outclassed.
  • Deus Exit Machina: Vegeta and Piccolo are nowhere to be seen throughout the entire movie. The former is stronger than Gohan at this point in the timeline and would have pressured Broly if he fought him.
  • Flanderization: Broly is just an angry Saiyan who wants to kill Goku in this movie. While Broly certainly wasn't the deepest character, his backstory in the first movie portrays him in a somewhat tragic light. And while insane, he was also clearly rational and articulate enough to show that he knew exactly what he was doing. In Second Coming, Broly is just an unbalanced psychopath that can't distinguish Goku's sons from Goku himself and except for one line, only ever screams one coherent word: "Kakarot." It's not until the end where he says a coherent sentence.
    Broly: That would be useless! I'll put you to rest now!
  • Human Popsicle: Broly is unconscious and frozen in ice from the beginning of the film until he's woken up by Goten's whining.
  • Hurl It into the Sun: Goku, Gohan and Goten's combined Kamehameha's blast Broly into the sun, where his heart explodes and he disintegrates.
  • Killed Off for Real: Unlike the ambiguity of the last movie, Broly dies for real this time. Doesn't get much more definitive than being launched into the sun and disintegrated as your heart explodes.
  • Lava Pit: Gohan lures Broly into a pit of molten lava that Broly's energy ball made earlier. It doesn't work.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall:
    • Krillin breaks the fourth wall in this movie. After Gohan thanks Krillin for saving him, he remarks "Hah! No one would have lasted an entire season without me!"
    • A reference to the pun in Goku's Saiyan birth-name is made when Broly meets Goten. After Broly utters "Kakarot," Goten mentions "Huh? Kakarot? What does that mean? Is that a vegetable?! I hate vegetables!"
  • Lighter and Softer: The movie is not as dramatic or complex as the first Broly movie. For once, there is no sad backstory for the villains, no slavery or destruction of planets, and Broly loses most of his personality to become something of a Generic Doomsday Villain the heroes have to face. Instead, there is a small tribe who sacrifices people to a cartoony dinosaur which is quickly disposed of, and the protagonists are the Kid Appeal Characters of Goten and Trunks, who receive Amusing Injuries from Broly, and at one point Trunks pisses on Broly.
  • Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: Did Shenron grant Goten's wish to bring Goku's spirit to his sons? Or did Gohan and Goten simply imagine their deceased father with them, coaching them? The Dragon Balls certainly acted a lot differently than they usually do.
  • Mooning: Trunks does this to distract Broly from Goten.
  • My Death Is Only The Beginning: Kind of; although Broly certainly did not intend to end up mortally wounded by a supercharged Goku, he certainly recovered and was heavily implied to have grown stronger during the seven-year coma he had as a result of recovering from his injury.
  • Mythology Gag: When Krillin saves Gohan, Gohan mistakes him for Piccolo at first because, inexplicably, Krillin decided to come save Gohan wearing Piccolo's outfit. Nearly every previous Dragon Ball Z movie had Piccolo make his first entrance by saving Gohan from some threat or another, to the point of Running Gag.
  • Non-Serial Movie: Unlike Broly's debut film, which at least could be placed in the canon timeline, this movie is explicitly non-canon to the anime as well. See Series Continuity Error for more details.
  • The Power of Family: It takes a combined "Family Kamehameha" from the entire Son family (barring Chi-Chi), to finish Broly off.
  • Revenge Before Reason: Broly arrived on Earth while recovering from his last battle, to get revenge on Goku. However, he slips into a coma and is frozen over. By the time he's free again, Goku's been dead for years, and he literally sees Goten and Gohan as Goku, making him highly irrational to say the least.
  • Sanity Slippage: Broly is so beyond crazy that he can't tell Gohan and Goten apart from their dad, who by this point has been dead for seven years.
  • Scars are Forever: Broly has a noticeable scar on his chest from his last fight with Goku, who punched his chest wide open.
  • Series Continuity Error: Several…
    • Shenron not appearing when summoned and granting a wish that was thought, not spoken.
    • The Dragon Balls apparently scattered after Broly was defeated, but Shenron should have granted another wish before departing.
    • Shenron "granting" Goten's wish to have Goku's aid against Broly should have resulted in one less wish being available when he was summoned in the Majin Buu Saga, which did not happen; although, the narrator stated that Goku's appearance could have been an illusion rather than a granted wish.
    • In the anime, Videl does not learn about the Dragon Balls until after Majin Buu is released.
  • So Last Season: Weirdly enough, this applies to Broly and the Legendary Super Saiyan transformation in this film. Once Gohan is able to tap into Super Saiyan 2 again, he's able to hold his own against Broly and even beat him back for a bit. While Broly still manages to get the upper hand, it's a far cry from the slaughterfest Broly inflicted on the Z-Fighters in his debut film.
  • Sins of the Father: Subverted. Broly doesn't intend to get revenge on Goku's sons for defeating him; he's so far gone that he sees Goten and Gohan as Goku himself.
  • Suddenly Speaking: Broly appears to only be mindless brute who can only say Kakarot! while trying to kill Goten, Trunks, and Gohan, but before unleashing his final attack, he speaks clearly once more.
    Broly: That would be useless! I'll put you to rest now!
  • Uncanny Village: The Natade Village. A quiet, picturesque little town — that sacrifices human girls to a monster. The main characters put a stop to this by defeating the monster and running out the guy who started the tradition.
  • Villain Ball: Broly could have won by crushing Gohan to death, but then Videl throws a crystal at him. The crystal would have done squat if Broly had just let it hit him, but instead he takes the time to break it himself, distracting him and causing him to loosen his grip on Gohan. Gohan escapes, and Broly ends up dead.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Broly had no problem attacking Videl.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Nor did he have any qualms with fighting Goten and Trunks.

Alternative Title(s): Broly Second Coming