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Recap / Dragon Ball Z Abridged E 8

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Nappa: Aw, come on, don't get so down on yourself. At least you've proven that your Radditz [referring to Krillin] is still stronger than our Radditz.
Radditz: I... hate... all of you.

Original Airdate: January 15, 2009

After Yamcha's death, Krillin wastes the Saibamen. However, Nappa is as stupidly powerful as he is powerfully stupid, and nothing seems to affect him. Tien and Chaozu sacrifice their lives in an attempt to slow him down, but it's all for naught...

These are going to be the best tropes ever:

  • An Arm and a Leg: Tien gets his arm blasted off by Nappa. Vegeta also tries to make a joke about it, but only Nappa responds.
    Vegeta: Looks like he's been...DISARMED!
    (beat)
    Nappa: I get it!
    Vegeta: Shut it, Nappa.
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  • He Had a Name: After Chiaotzu's Senseless Sacrifice, Tien gets pissed at Nappa calling him "that Pokémon."
  • Limit Break: Krillin's Saibamen-clearing attack is set up with a battle HUD overlay from Final Fantasy 7.
  • Memetic Loser: Vegeta measures power levels in terms of how they compare to Radditz. The full exchange that this page quote comes from is the page quote for this trope.invoked
  • Negated Moment of Awesome: Like in canon, Krillin defeats most of the Saibamen single-handedly. However, all anyone cares about is Piccolo saving Gohan from the last one.
  • Senseless Sacrifice: Chiaotzu blows himself up initially thinking he could be wished back. He realizes too late that he can't since he already has been wished back.
  • Shout-Out: When Krillin and Piccolo go multi-form, Nappa has this gem:
    Nappa: Vegeta! I can't... believe it.
    Vegeta: (groans)
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  • Soundtrack Dissonance: During his "best day ever", upbeat music plays as Nappa destroys a naval fleet.

Nappa: I had a hell of a day, Vegeta. I sunk their battleship! And their whales.
(cut to a sunk fleet of ships in bloody water)
Aquaman: NOOOOOOOOOOOOO........!
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