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"Have you forgotten your pride Kakarot. We are Saiyans, the mightiest warriors in the universe. I can still remember the day that we first sent you to this planet as an infant. We had high hopes for you then Kakarot, why have you not carried out your mission? Kakarot!"
Raditz revealing Goku is his brother and an alien.

Vegeta: Power level's eight thousand! How? Wait, it's over nine!
Nappa: Vegeta, what did you say his power level is?
Vegeta: It's over nine thousand! Ha! (Vegeta takes off his scouter and crushes it in his hand)
Nappa: Nine thousand!? There's no way that can be right! It can't!
— The origin of the famous "It's over nine thousand!" meme in the dub.

"I think I'm finally beginning to understand. The giant monster my grandpa warned me was me. Yes, I get it now. I'm the one who destroyed the stadium at the world tournament and I'm the one who...who crushed my grandpa. Why didn't anyone tell me? All these years, Master Roshi and the others, they must have known the truth. Must have seen me transform into this...thing. I'm sorry grandpa, I don't know if there's any way I can make it up to you...I'm gonna try."
Goku realizing he was the one who killed Grandpa Gohan.

"I doubt I need an introduction, but just in case, I am the mighty Frieza and yes, all the horrible stories you've heard are true."
Frieza introducing himself to Namekians.

"Here's my little secret, Vegeta. You remember how Frieza explained to everyone that your planet was destroyed by a massive meteorite? That's a lie. That's not the way it happened at all. I'm saying that it was Frieza and not a meteorite that destroyed your planet. You see, Frieza had been using the Saiyans to do his dirty work for years, as they are quite an impressive warrior race. Since no Saiyan could ever match Frieza's awesome power, they were easy to control. He would send the Saiyans to planets he wanted, where, if needed, they could transform into those huge, ape-like beings which your kind can become. In this state, they could easily clear out and level almost any planet. But over time, things changed. While Frieza could still easily defeat any Saiyan, several extraordinary fighters such as yourself, Vegeta, were beginning to emerge. You see, as a group, the Saiyans started to become a threat to Frieza and his power, a threat that had to be...dealt with. But you should be grateful, Vegeta. Since you were a prince of such talented skills, Frieza decided he would attack the planet while you were away. Personally, I don't know that I would have made the same decision about you, Vegeta. But then, it wasn't my decision to make."

"Why don't you transform, Frieza?"

Goku: Save your strength, Vegeta.
Vegeta: (dying) No. There's more. He killed our home planet. It was him.
Frieza: He's just a corpse and he's still blabbing. I'll have to gag him to shut him up.
Vegeta: Your father and mine...the whole planet...he blew it up, it's true. No one survived but us. Ask him if you want. He'll tell you. He's proud of it.
Goku: Please, stop talking, Vegeta. It's sapping all of your strength.
Vegeta: No. Listen. You have to hear this. (Vegeta begins to cry) We worked so hard for him. We did everything he asked of us and more. He took me from my father when I was just a little boy. He made me do whatever he wanted and said he would kill my father if I didn't. I did everything he asked but he killed him anyway along with everyone else. He was scared of us. Scared that a Super Saiyan would be born to rise up and overthrow him.
Frieza: A touching story.
Goku: Please, no more. Save your strength.
Vegeta: Kakarot, please. Destroy Frieza. He made me what I am. Don't let him do it to anyone else. (Vegeta raises his hand to Goku) Whatever it takes. Stop him. Please. (Vegeta's hand falls to the ground as he dies)
Goku: Vegeta.
Frieza: Well, it's about time. Saiyans tend to linger like a bad odor.
Goku:''' Goodbye, Vegeta. You're not as cold-hearted as you believed yourself to be. A heart of stone can't shed tears like you did. You must have been holding them back your whole life. I'm the only one left.
Goku and Vegeta before Frieza kills the latter.

"I think I understand you now. You weren't grieving over your own death, or because our home planet was destroyed. You were grieving because he turned you into what he wanted you to be. You never had a chance to be anything else. Well I still respect you. I know you made a lot of mistakes, but now I see that it wasn't all your fault. You had the fiery will of a Saiyan. Please share that with me now, 'cause I need it. Thank you for saving my son's life and buying enough time for me to recuperate. I'll do my best to carry out your wish. (to Frieza) It's true. Vegeta's right. You have no honor. For him. And for everyone else you've destroyed, I am going to finish you."
Goku giving his eulogy to Vegeta.

"Heh heh heh heh. Pop goes the weasel!"
Frieza as he kills Krillin.

Frieza: Why do you loathe what I've done so much? Saiyans are just as ruthless as I am! They were killers, all of them! And you have the gall to condemn what I've done. You and your bloodthirsty race!
Goku: They paid for their mistakes!
Frieza: Heh heh heh heh. Is that why they died? I thought it was because I killed them!
Goku: You're just a beast, with no conscience!
Goku and Frieza before fighting.

"Your energy level is decreasing with every blow. In fact, you're not even a challenge to me anymore. It wouldn't be fair for me to keep fighting you. I'm satisfied now. Your pride has been torn to shreds. You've challenged and lost to a fighter who is superior to you and to make it worse, he's just a monkey, right? It would be meaningless to fight you now, you're too scared and ashamed. Live with the shock. Keep it bottled up inside you. Silently. Goodbye, Frieza, never do mischief again. May you live the rest of your life in peace."
Goku giving a "The Reason You Suck" Speech to Frieza.

"Poor stupid Saiyan! You honestly think you've won? Your puny mind never could understand! I am Frieza, the most powerful being in the universe! And you are nothing but a beast! A fragile animal! You can't win, because I am mighty! And you, are not! Now learn! Learn what happens when you mess with the most powerful being in the universe!"
Frieza's Villainous Breakdown.

Frieza: There it is. Planet Earth. Dead ahead. It's only fitting that the Saiyan should call such a puny planet home.
King Cold: Lets finish this now son. We can destroy the planet from here.
Frieza: Father, that would spoil all of my fun. I plan to savor my revenge, every little bit.
King Cold: Well, well. Look. A ship on radar. Seems your Saiyan friend is almost home.
Frieza: Heh heh heh heh. And when he gets there, he will find everything he has ever known or loved in ruins. Yes. He will know the wrath of Frieza!
Frieza and King Cold planning to destroy Earth.

Trunks: Wait. Tell me. What is the real purpose of this tournament? What are you really going to do? Cell, I know what you androids are like. I'm sure this is some sort of a trick. Just a trap to get us all in one place, right?
Cell: Oh, must you always treat everything like it's the end of the world? There is no secret purpose. I simply want to get as much out of this planet as I can before I destroy it. I have proven that I am unstoppable. Neither you or your friends are any threat to me now. However, there is one that I want to test my complete power against. I want you to bring me Goku. This tournament is sure to be a guaranteed hit. Everyone will be watching me. I just can't wait to see that look of panic and fear.
Trunks: Eh!
Cell: That's it. That's the look. (Cue Evil Laugh) Until then!
Cell announcing the Cell Games.

Android 16: Gohan... let it go. It is not a sin to fight for the right cause. There are those who words alone will not reach. Cell is such a being. I know how you feel, Gohan. You are gentle, you do not like to hurt. I know because I too have learned these feelings, but it is because you cherish life that you must protect it...
'Cell: Uh. This sentimental downpour is killing me. It's so nice of you to help, 16. But I plan on doing this my way.
Android 16: Please, drop your restraints. Protect the life I loved. You have the strength. My scanner sensed it. Just.... let it go...
(Cell stomps his foot down on what remained of Android 16's head, killing him)
Cell: Yet another could have saved.
Gohan: 16, you loved life. You gave everything up to save it. And you were just an Android. I let you die...I can't do that...I won't watch anymore. I...I feel it slipping. And I won't watch this anymore! (Gohan erupts with rage)
Cell: You are making the same mistake Trunks did, boy. Don't think you can beat me just by powering up.
Gohan transforming into Super Saiyan 2 after Cell kills 16.

"How could I let this happen to my son? He has sacrificed everything for me! And I have done nothing but ignore him! No! I won't give up on him! There is still time to change things! Cell has crossed me for the last time! He has tricked me in battle, mocked my Saiyan ancestry, but this...this time he's gone too far...he will pay the ultimate price...for what he has done to my son!"
Vegeta going Papa Wolf after Cell kills Trunks.

""Meaningless", huh? WHAT DO YOU KNOW OF MEANINGLESS? Spend most of YOUR life ruled by another... watch YOUR race dwindle to a handful... and then, tell me what has more meaning than your own strength! I have in me the blood of a Saiyan Prince! He is nothing but a joke! Yet I've had to watch him surpass me in strength, my destiny thrown to the wayside! He's... he's even saved my life as if I were a helpless child. He has stolen my honor. And his debts... Must. Be. Paid."
Majin Vegeta