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Recap / Dragon Ball Z Abridged E 25

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*groan* "Everything looks the goddamn same on this goddamn planet! Wait a minute... a body! SOCIAL ACTIVITY!!!"

Original Airdate: August 26, 2011

The epic battle of Freeza and Team Three Star begins...and quickly goes south. Meanwhile, desperate for some "SOCIAL ACTIVITYYYY!" Piccolo finds and fuses with Nail.

Kiss my tropes, bitch! I'm immortal!

  • Big Damn Heroes: Piccolo comes in to help the gang to the tune of Magus' battle theme.
  • Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick: After learning that Gohan and Krillin are from Earth, Freeza decides to stop over there on his way home, "pick up some space eggs, some space milk and BLOW IT THE F*CK UP!"
    Freeza: Oh, I'm sorry. I'm usually far more composed. I'm just a little bit absolutely livid.
  • Call-Back:
    • Krillin once again quacks like a duck upon seeing Freeza. He also brings up how difficult it is for him to stop talking whenever he's scared.
    • When talking to Nail, Piccolo says he's switched from MySpace to Spacebook.
    • Vegeta once again mentions throwing dog treats at Guldo.
    • Upon Freeza transforming, Gohan asks Krillin if he can feel Freeza's increased power level. Krillin responds by saying he can taste it, referencing their reactions to Vegeta's Scream back in Episode 18.
    • Upon meeting Piccolo, Freeza attempts to use his "How many Namekians does it take to screw in a lightbulb?" joke from The Stinger of Episode 23. Piccolo replies with "Just one," after uppercutting Freeza into a crevice.
  • Dangerous Forbidden Technique: Nail discussing fusing with Piccolo:
    Nail: There's a special ability our people share. Forbidden, even amongst our most sacred clans.
    Piccolo: And we're just gonna abuse it?
    Nail: Oh, maliciously!
    Piccolo: Bitchin'! How we do?
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  • Explain, Explain... Oh, Crap!: Krillin at first was told he was immortal when he was healed from his impalement. Vegeta reacts thus:
    Vegeta: How the Hell did he get up?! I swear, if he used that wish of immortality on himself, I am going to murder— (beat) that... bastard.
  • Flashback: Freeza gives us one to the destruction of the Saiyans. All Vegeta really wants to know is, "How did you know about the parts you weren't there for?"
  • Fusion Dance: Piccolo and Nail do this in order to take on Freeza.
  • Gag Echo: After mocking Piccolo's self-motivational speech as mentioned under Mythology Gag, Nail repeats it as Piccolo flies off to confront Freeza, much to Piccolo's annoyance.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Councilor Nappa thinks that King Vegeta just sitting down with Freeza and telling him not to blow up his planet will convince Freeza to do so, simply because he "likes the cut of (Freeza's) jibe."
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  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Freeza puts his horn right through Krillin's liver. After (seemingly) disposing of him, he states that impalement is his favorite method of death.
  • Lampshade Hanging: Once again, it's stated by Gohan to Krillin how obviously almost any foe could be beaten by the combination of the Solar Flare and the Kienzan Disc after Krillin uses the Solar Flare to escape Freeza.
    Krillen: So I thought fast and I used the Solar Flare on him!
    Gohan: And then you used your Kienzan to cut him in half?
    Krillin: ..Uuum..
    Krillin: To answer your question Gohan...No, I did not do that.
  • Mathematician's Answer: During Freeza's flashback, one of the Saiyans informs King Vegeta about Bardock's ranting about Freeza destroying Vegeta. The elder Vegeta replies with "My son, the planet, or me?", to which the Saiyan answers "Yes", earning his death.
  • My Name Is Not Durwood: Dende telling Freeza that Gohan and Krillin are from Earth is his way at getting back at the latter for calling him "Little Green" all this time.
  • Mythology Gag: Upon Piccolo fusing with Nail, he begins his "I can win! I feel great! I! Can! Do! This!" self-motivational speech from the original English dub as Bruce Faulconer's "Piccolo and Nail Fuse" theme plays in the background. Inside Piccolo's head, Nail asks him what he's doing, deflating the mood.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Gohan manages to briefly catch Freeza by surprise with a rage-filled attack on him after Freeza impales Krillin.
  • Not So Different: Upon being asked by Piccolo how he ended up so beaten up, Nail sums it up as being because Guru's "a giant green asshole." Turns out that's exactly the same way Piccolo feels about Kami.
  • Please Don't Leave Me: Played for Laughs when Dende is healing Gohan.
    Dende: Come on, you can't leave me alone here. You're the only one I can talk to!
  • Retcon: In-Universe, Piccolo references going from being a demon in the original Dragon Ball to a slug-like alien here.
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  • Sophisticated as Hell: Gohan let's out some interesting lines after Freeza pushes him past the Rage Breaking Point by impaling Krillen and leaving him for dead in the ocean just before pounding Freeza around.
    Gohan: You..condescending..sadistic..callous..MOTHERF*%&@R!!.
    Freeza: Pardon?
  • Spoofed with Their Own Words: Piccolo's motivational speech? Comes straight from the original Funimation English dub.
  • Troll: Dende telling Krillin that he's immortal after healing his wound from Freeza's impaling of him definitely counts as this.
    Krillin: Holy crap, thank God I'm immortal!
    Dende: Actually, I healed you, you idiot!
    Krillin: Wait, so I could've died back there?!
    Vegeta: Yeah. And unlike the runt and I, you don't get a power boost from it.
    Krillin: HAX! I CALL HAX!
  • Villain Song: Freeza somehow manages to turn "My Favorite Things" into one:
    Freeza:Peaceful young races with fires on their houses
    Millions of voices all silenced like mouses
    Watching these cowards bow to their new king
    These are a few of my favorite things!
    Krillin: Is it just me, or is he singing to himself?
  • Word of Gay: In-Universe, Guldo reveals Burter to have been this.

Freeza: Now tell me if you've heard this one. How many Namekians does it take to—(gets punched into next week)
Piccolo: Just one.

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