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Recap / Dragon Ball Z Abridged E 16

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Original Airdate: July 5, 2010
For Krillin, it's all downhill from here. Like Yamcha.note 

Goku's trip to space is going swimmingly, while Vegeta finds and pillages a Namekian Village. Krillin and Dende reach Guru's, and Zarbon gives Vegeta a beating.

Kill these tropes like the rest.

  • Aliens Speaking English: Nail lampshades this:
    Nail: Ah, seems we must speak the universal language: English.
  • Answers to the Name of God: Guru gets triggered when he finds out what the "son of Katas" called himself.note 
    Guru: So, the son of Katas has passed. Unfortunate.
    Krillin: We just called him "Kami".
    Guru: Oh, so he calls himself "god". Pretentious prick! Nail...
    Nail: What?
    Guru: I shall henceforth be known as "Super Kami".
    Nail: Yes, Super Kami.
    Super Kami: No, wait. Super Kami Guru.
    Nail: (annoyed) Can I just call you "Guru" for short?
    Super Kami Guru: Super Kami Guru allows this.
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  • The Cameo: The elder of the village Vegeta slaughters, Tsuno, is played by Linkara.
  • Can't Catch Up: Krillin's power up doesn't do much.note 
    Guru: There. I have unlocked your potential.
    Krillin: I don't feel that different.
    Guru: It wasn't that much.
    Krillin: Huh. Well this is my full potential?
    Guru: Yes.
    Krillin: So, then it's—
    Guru: —all downhill from here.
    Krillin: Like Yamcha.
    Guru: I do not know what this Yamcha is, but it sounds disappointing.
  • Defeat Equals Explosion: Zarbon defeating Vegeta results in a giant fiery explosion for no apparent reason, which Vegeta weakly questions after drudging himself out of the crater.
  • Homoerotic Subtext: Per the page quote, Vegeta goes there after getting the better of the first exchange with Zarbon.
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  • Horrible Judge of Character: In the original series, the Nameks could sense how evil Vegeta is. Here, they greet him warmly.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Discussed by Krillin when he senses that Vegeta is getting the stuffing beaten out of him.
  • Make an Example of Them: When Freeza finds out Zarbon disposed of Vegeta, he demands Vegeta be brought before him alive, and summarily executes a minion to show Zarbon what will happen if he doesn't/can't.
  • Mistaken for Aliens: In this case, inverted: Guru initially thinks Krillin is an "albino Namekian".
    Guru: Naaaail... there is an albino Namekian standing behind you. Kill it like the rest.
    Krillin: Uhh, actually sir, I'm from Earth.
    Guru: Kill it like the rest.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: The possibility is invoked by Freeza when Zarbon tells him how he disposed of Vegeta. He's given 10 minutes to find Vegeta alive.
  • Shout-Out: The Namekian language is actually Klingon.
  • The Stinger: In a closing scene exclusive to the TFS website (the episode was released before YouTube lifted the 10-minute video size limit for non-commercial channels), King Kai refuses to teach the Human Z-fighters any of his techniques because Yamcha mispronounces "Kay-o-ken".
    • Yamcha may have also gone a bit too far in his "training".
      King Kai: I must say, all of you have been making great strides in your training since you arrive at my planet. Except for Yamcha.
      Yamcha: What the hell? But I waxed off everything! I waxed off your car, I waxed off your house, I even waxed off your monkey!
      Piccolo: Okay, I just started paying attention. What?

"Freakin' weeaboo."

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