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The entirety of Dragon Ball Z Abridged Season 2 is covered in a short period of time. Hilarity Ensues.


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  • Adapted Out: Freeza's third form isn't shown. Lampshaded by Krillin, who questions what happened to it after Freeza goes from his second form to his fourth and final form.
  • Anti-Climax: Goku's transformation into a Super Saiyan takes very little time, and is accented by a squeaky noise.
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  • Gratuitous Japanese: "No, Freeza-dono, yamete!" (Or, in Goku's case, Freezer.)
  • Laughing Mad: Vegeta spends three scenes maniacally laughing as things go his way (collecting the dragon balls, killing Zarbon and kneeing Gohan in the chest).
  • Overly Long Gag: Guru renaming himself takes two scenes, and is partially skipped over by other scenes.
    Nail: (gives Krillin the Dragon Ball) Just take the thing, he'll be at this for a while.
  • Rapid-Fire Comedy: Just like the previous Kai episode, jokes are constantly being thrown out every few seconds.
  • Running Gag:
    • The Dragon Balls are constantly referred to as "The Thing" or "The Things".
    • Most of Dende's lines are just him saying "Hey."
  • Self-Deprecation: At the very end, Nappa is shown unsubscribing from Team Four Star in response to seeing the episode.
    • Vegeta's response to "Team Three Star" could be the writers expressing regret, because they didn't find the joke funny either.
      Vegeta: That's not funny! It's never been funny! It's never gonna be funny!!
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  • Spared by the Adaptation: Downplayed. Guru still dies, but he dies the same peaceful way he died in the original series rather than his...less than peaceful death in Abridged.
    Guru: Hey guys. Dying.
    Namek Villager: Do you have any last words, sir?
    Guru: I am hilarious... and you will quote... everything... I... say...
    Namek Villager: Ehh, he'll be missed.
  • Up to Eleven: Like the previous Kai, this video is basically an abridged version of The Abridged Series. Over an hour's worth of already cut-down footage has been reduced to less than 8 minutes.

Nappa: Aaaaand unsubscribed.


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