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Vegeta: Nine minutes, eighteen seconds... nine minutes, eighteen seconds...
Nappa: What's that, Vegeta?
Vegeta: Happiest... moment... of... my life...

Original Airdate: February 27, 2009

As Nappa continues his rampage, the remaining Z-Fighters desperately try to hold out until Goku arrives. When he finally arrives, Piccolo has been killed... which means the Saiyans can't use the Dragon Balls as the Namekian's death means the Balls become useless. Vegeta kills Nappa for this, on top of every other stupid thing he does.

It's his tropes, Vegeta. I have to wait for these:

  • "Could Have Avoided This!" Plot: When Krillin first uses his Destructo Disc,note  he admits that he could have done it earlier and the other warriors wouldn't have died.
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  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Goku Vs. Nappa is more so in this version as Goku beats Nappa in 10 seconds. It's even hinted that he didn't even have to use the Kaio-Ken.
  • Dull Surprise: The famous "over 9,000" line is read by Vegeta this way after Nappa got his ass kicked by Goku.
    Vegeta: I had the scouter upside-down. It's over 9,000. (crushes his scouter in his hand with a soft grunt)
  • Foreshadowing: A meta example. Vegeta is well and truly fed up with Nappa by this point, and early in the episode, he starts chanting "9 minutes, 18 seconds" to himself. It is at timecode 09:18 of the video when Vegeta kills Nappa.
  • Insult Backfire: Vegeta gets a nosebleed after Nappa says something particularly stupid.
    Nappa: You okay, Vegeta?
    Vegeta: Yes, just... just an aneurysm out of sheer stupidity...
    Nappa: Wow! Didn't think you were that stupid, Vegeta.
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  • The Last Straw: In the original, Vegeta kills Nappa because You Have Outlived Your Usefulness. Here, it's because of every other thing he did.
  • Medium Awareness: Vegeta uses the timestamp for his killing Nappa as a Madness Mantra.
  • Mismeasurement: Vegeta initially has his scouter upside-down and thinks Goku's power level is 1006. Cue Curb-Stomp Battle.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Killing Piccolo meant that Vegeta and Nappa can't use the Dragon Balls to wish for immortality.
  • Senseless Sacrifice: Piccolo inwardly thinks that, instead of sacrificing himself, he could've grabbed Gohan and gotten out of the way of Nappa's blast instead.

"Ohhh, and I totally killed that guy! Oh well, at least we still had fun getting here, right, Vegeta? Vegeta? Remember the bug planet? Vegeta? Vegeta? Vegeta? Vegeta? Vegeta? Vegeta? Veget—AAAAAAAAAAAAHH!!"
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