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Dragon Ball Z Ocean Dub Comparison Essay

A list of all the ongoing jokes in TeamFourStar's Dragon Ball Z abridged, many of these jokes are references to the original series itself, including the dubs of Dragon Ball Z that have made fatal errors in translation or localization. As with any abridged series, TeamFourStar has made many changes from the original Dragon Ball Z Anime. These changes vary from simple details to entirely different plot lines all together.

Ongoing JokesEdit

  • The Krillin-Owned Counter (KOC). Some of the Owned Counts were actual events in the original series, namely those wherein Krillin is injured by an opponent, while others were created by TFS via editing/dialogue. The counter is noted by a picture of a dragon ball and a shillouette of Krillin with two band-aids crossed on his head and white text reading "Krillin Owned Count: X" with "X" being the amount of times Krillin has been owned at the time, all of which appearing with a "DING" sound effect.
    • Episode 1: Krillin was "bitch-slapped" into Kame House by Raditz's tail. KOC-1
      • In DBZ Kai Abridged Episode 1, Krillin's hit into Kame House and the KOC raises to 10 in a second before exploding.
    • Episode 2: When Piccolo kidnapped Gohan, Krillin shouted, "Quick! Somebody stop him!" only to be answered with silence(and crickets chirping), to which Krillin says, "Damn it, Roshi!" like Goku did to Krillin when Raditz kidnapped Gohan, whereupon Roshi says, "Shut-up, Krillin!" KOC-2
      • ​1st Owned Count created originally by TFS.
    • Episode 4: When Popo asked for questions, Krillin attempted to ask, but was kicked off of Kami's Lookout, literally. KOC-3
      • ​2nd Owned Count created originally by TFS.
    • Episode 6: When Krillin was attacked and pulled down by the Saiyans, he proclaimed that this couldn't possibly get any worse. Then Popo appered saying "hi" resulting in him screaming. KOC-4
    • Episode 8: Krillin did the Multi-form and attacked Nappa, but Nappa overpowered him, knocking him and his clones back.
      • He landed on the Ground. KOC-5
      • His clones followed. KOC-6 & 7
    • Episode 9: Nappa blasts him for cutting his face with the Kienzan, thus ruining his modeling career. KOC-8
    • Episode 10: Krillin attempted to attack Vegeta while he was weakened.
      • After he reverted back from his Oozaru form. KOC-9
      • After he was a hit by a Spirit-Bomb. KOC-10
    • Episode 13: When Krillin and Gohan beat Sui and Banan into the water, he made lame joke about them getting, "washed up." KOC-11
      • ​3rd Owned Count originally created by TFS.
    • Episode 20: When Krillin interferes with the fight between Vegeta and Recoome, Recoome responds with a strong "Recoome Kick." KOC-12
    • Episode 21: When Jeice and Burter do their "Seizure Procedure," Krillin gets a seizure from looking at it, even though Gohan recommended not to. KOC-13
      • ​4th Owned Count originally created by TFS.
    • Episode 23: Krillin attempts to greet Goku (Ginyu in disguise) and gets slapped in the face. KOC-14
      • it should be noted that this was misspelled 13 instead of 14
    • Episode 25: Krillin is attacked by Freeza.
      • He is first impaled. KOC-15
      • He is then shook vigorously, 9 times to be precise. KOC-16 to 25
      • Also in Episode 25, owning Krillin 10 times in a row results in couple 1-ups, causing Gohan to remark that Krillin is making Freeza stronger (a reference to the Mario Bros. video games).
      • This is the most times Krillin's been owned in a single episode (record 11 times).
    • Episode 26: After Piccolo cracks his neck, Krillin attempted to do the same, but does it too hard and injures himself to the point of nearly being paralyzed. KOC-26
      • ​5th Owned Count originally created by TFS.
    • Episode 28: When Goku spun Freeza around by tail, he vomited, and that vomit flew onto Krillin's face. KOC-27
      • ​6th Owned Count originally created by TFS.
    • Episode 29: Freeza kills Krillin by sending him into the sky and blowing him up, as revenge for cutting his tail off. KOC-28
    • Episode 31: Marron breaks up with Krillin, saying that she never loved him and made him spent all his money on her for nothing. KOC-29
      • ​7th Owned Count originally created by TFS.
    • Episode 38: Dr. Gero beats Krillin up after he tells himself that the chances of running into him are very small. Dr. Gero then tells Krillin the exact probability of this happening before flying away. KOC-30
    • Episode 41: Chi-Chi opens a door onto Krillin's face. KOC-31
    • Episode 48: Bulma flies her vehicle into Krillin as she is delivering the Android Detonator to the group. KOC-32
      • 8th Owned Count originally created by TFS.
    • In TFS' collaboration with Screen Junkies, Krillin gets owned after being told he doesn't appear in the live-action movie 'Dragonball Evolution'. Evolution KOC-1Honest Trailers - Dragonball Evolution
    • In TFS' 2014 Halloween Special 'Celloween: A Flight Out of Cell', Krillin gets punched through a plane and, when asked if alright, simply spouts random sounds. Hallowned Count-1
      • The regular "DING" SFX played is replaced with an old Church Bell and a Stock Scream
  • Most characters cannot seem to grasp the name "Kaioken". Whenever Goku says "Kaioken" in any way, shape, or form, anyone replying "Kaio-what?" is immediately hit before they can finish.
    • When Goku uses Kaioken X3 in Episode 10, Vegeta responds, "Times wha--?" before being hit.
    • In ScrewAttack's 25th Death Battle "Goku VS Superman", the joke is continued there. This is probably because MasakoX voiced Goku in this particular fight, so they decided to pay tribute to his work with Team Four Star by including it. DEATH BATTLE! : Goku VS Superman
  • A character commenting to another that a mountain "looks more like a plateau" shortly before being thrown/knocked into it.
  • Mr. Popo is nightmare fuel.
    • His pecking order (Which is first demonstrated in Episode 4) leaves his trainees terrified of him.
  • A mountain climber yodeling "Ricola" only to shriek when the mountain is utterly destroyed/cut down by a missed attack.
  • The Namekians' lack of reproductive organs and they're actually slugs and not demons.
  • The number of bald people in the show: Krillin ("the small one"), Piccolo and Tien ("the two tall ones"), Nappa, Chiaotzu ("a pokemon!"), Master Roshi, the Saibamen, Namekians in general, Freeza.
  • Gohan is often called a nerd for his intelligence, mainly by Piccolo (and once by Nappa).
  • Piccolo always yells "DODGE!" when he's about to attack Gohan during training, eventually resulting in an opposite, traumatized response from Gohan whenever he hears it. Also, his dying message to Gohan (after saving him from being killed by Nappa's attack) is "Why...didn't...you...DOOOOOOODGE!!!" Piccolo later repeats this when pulling Krillin and Gohan away from Vegeta's barrage when fighting Freeza.
    • In Kai Abridged Episode 2, they switch roles. When Freeza fatally wounds Piccolo, Gohan falls on his knees and says "Piccolo...Why...didn't...you...DOOOOOOODGE!!!" followed by Goku becoming a Super Saiyan out of rage.
  • While en route to Earth, Nappa keeps asking Vegeta "Are we there yet?". This later comes back in Episode 8 while waiting for Goku. ("Is he here yet?")
  • King Kai constantly tells Bubbles, Gregory, and Bojack to "Shut up!"
  • Tien and Chiaotzu are misconceived as a gay couple, since Tien often looks at Chiaotzu as his son, or younger brother.
    • If Yamcha is nearby when one of these jokes is made, he occasionally follows up with "...gay."
  • Raditz is constantly used as a unit of physical strength or a point of comparison.
    • In Episode 3, Nappa says "Guy who's as strong as a Saibamen says 'what'?" to see if he is dead or not.
    • In Episode 7, Nappa reads Gohan's, Piccolo's, and Krillin's power levels, and the scouter says Gohan is 0.8 Raditz, Piccolo 1.1 Raditz, and Krillin 0.9 Raditz.
    • On Planet Arlia, when Nappa destroyed the King's "Rancor" with ease, he is lead to think it's made of something weak like paper mache, or Raditz.
    • Vegeta grades a Saibaman's strength in Raditz because "he is so weak we could literally grow Raditz'".
      • Krillin ,after defeating the Saibamen, "destroyed the equivalent of 3 Raditz, Nappa is worth 5 Raditz and I (Vegeta) am worth 15 Raditz"
    • During the Z-fighters fight against Nappa, he says that Krillin has proved that "your Raditz is still stronger than our Raditz".
    • Raditz is even used as a currency at Spacey's. They have an entire menu called "The Raditz Menu".
  • Goku's addiction to food, which often distracts him from important objectives/fights
    • This is established when he gets distracted from Raditz breaking his ribs by the thought of ribs, the food item.
    • When he is fighting the Ginyu force, he suddenly has a craving for a Grand Slam and even asks Jeice if he knows where a Denny's is.
    • In episode 30, Freeza offers him 2 pizzas with stuffed crust in exchange for the time he needs to reach his maximum power level (Goku agreed upon hearing "stuffed crust").
  • Poor hindsight that characters point out in the aftermath of, or right before, another character's death, or when a new attack is used:
    • Piccolo points out that Raditz could have flown in order to dodge the Special Beam Cannon that killed him. Raditz then yells out 'Damn you hindsight!' before dying.
    • Krillin, before using it, admits he could have used his Destructo-Disc earlier which may have saved his friends' lives. This in fact becomes a running gag, where Krillin has opportunities to use it to kill even the most powerful enemies, but does not think to do so, either from being in a state of fear, or from being out of energy.
    • Piccolo thought to grab Gohan and jump out of the way of Nappa's finishing attack, but before doing so, was killed by the attack.
  • Tien Shinhan often acting as a stereotypical strict parent-figure towards Chiaotzu.
  • Bulma often being the subject of crude sexual humour.
    • Krillin referring to Bulma as "Boobs", and then immediately correcting himself and calling her by her real name.
    • Oolong suggesting Bulma's panties as an example of wishing for anything from the Dragon Balls.
    • Bulma crying that she was 'saving herself' for Yamcha after he died. (To which Master Roshi replied "BULLSH*T!")
    • Krillin, while travelling to Namek with Gohan and Bulma, wanting to "relieve himself" after watching Bulma walk around in nothing but her underwear.
    • Dende finding Bulma's breasts to be "quite lovely" and wanting to nestle between them.
    • When no one reacts to when Krillin says that there's "Two kinds of fisting in this town" after Yamcha almost died at the hands of Dr. Gero, he flies off saying "Bulma'll get it", most likely because she's a woman.
    • Bulma is offended by one of the henchmen's remarks towards her calling her a pig (because she was holding Oolong up in front of her face), and she insists that she's "at least an 8". Although, she could have meant "ape".
  • Zarbon makes many homo-erotic comments
    • The joke is subverted when it's revealed he is in fact "straight", as he has a girlfriend, and Frieza almost comments he thought Zarbon was gay.
    • The joke is continued later when, during one of Frieza's rants, he says he's convinced Zarbon's girlfriend is named Chuck.
  • Bulma being left behind while the others go on missions.
    • This is brought up most often on Namek, when she's left consistently behind (much to her chagrin) by Gohan and Krillin during their antics. She brings this up again later, when she comments to Yajirobe that she "never even saw Frieza".
  • Krillin being unable to shut up when scared, usually leading him to blurt out important information in front of powerful enemies, much to Vegeta and Piccolo's chagrin.
  • Freeza and all of his minions using or having Earth-based things but putting the word "space" in front of it, e.g. "Space-Skype, Space-Duck, Space-Hulu, Space-Australia, etc."
  • Jeice being punched repeatedly in the face by Goku.
  • Vegeta's cursing gets cut short by scene shifts and bleeps, but gets finished later.
  • Vegeta screaming, "GODDAMMIT, NAPPA" in anger/annoyance from Nappa's stupidity. Piccolo even screams on occasion.
  • Guru's senility and neediness, which annoys Nail frequently.
  • Ghost Nappa's haunting antics.
  • Krillin running away when given the chance.
  • Krillin's support of "Team Three Star" (Him, Gohan and Vegeta), which he values to the point of getting in the way of more important priorities, and irritates Vegeta to the point of wanting to kill Krillin (he even fantasized about snapping Krillin's neck while yelling out "TEAM THREE STAR" just to be ironic).
    • In episode 24, Krillin revealed he thought the name was stupid to begin with but never said anything on account of no one else saying anything about it, even though Vegeta expresses hatred toward the name (therefore towards Krillin).
    • The name of the team pokes fun at Team Four Star, the group who made the abridged series.
  • Yamcha's uselessness.
    • Bulma believing she'll meet "a real man" on Namek. Krillin reminds her of Yamcha, but Bulma sticks to her belief, saying again "A real man".
    • After Guru unlocks Krillin's potential, which wasn't much, Guru states that its "all downhill", to which Krillin says "Like Yamcha...". Guru then says "I do not what this 'Yamcha' is, but it sounds disappointing."
    • Vegeta even states that "I don't know what this 'Yamcha' is, but it sounds just like Raditz."
    • Yamcha's Christmas song also points out how weak he is.
    • Yamcha being cut-off by another character before he can speak in later episodes
    • Krillin proclaims that they were going to revive Piccolo, Tien, and Chiaotzu. When Gohan asks "what about Yamcha?", Krillin responded "What about Yamcha?"
    • When Yamcha is next in line to be wished back by the Namekian dragon balls, Bulma announces his name with a very open tone of reluctance in her voice and even stops smiling. No one even comes to Yamcha's aid after he crashes into a nearby pod and apparently broke one of his legs in the process.
    • Vegeta laughing about how he died from a saibaman.
    • Tien complaining about how Yamcha couldn't last thirty seconds against Androids 19 and 20
    • Goku associating Yamcha with being easily killed or mortally wounded without any effort being made ("Yamcha'd", as he put it).
    • Yamcha offering to take Goku home in Gohan's place stating that he would just get in the way if he stayed with everybody agreeing (Vegeta also asks why he's even there in the first place).
  • The Ginyu Force's dances/poses being awkward for onlookers (Freeza even comments "Sure is Zarbon in here...").
  • Recoome acting like a professional wrestler and referring to himself in third-person.
    • His fight with Vegeta, Krillin, Gohan and Goku was framed as "Nemekimania 2011", as a parody of wrestling specials.
  • The Dragon Balls are often referred to in a sexual way.
    • When Goku first mentions the Dragon Balls to Raditz, Raditz asks, "The 'Dragon's what'?!"
    • While on Fake Namek, Bulma states they're looking for the Dragon Balls, which Raiti states is disgusting, before Zaacro tells him she means the ones that grant wishes.
    • During Freeza's call with Ginyu, he commands Zarbon to grab the Dragon Balls, but phrases it 'I'm coming Zarbon, Quick, grab my Balls!', prompting the Ginyu Force to laugh throughout the trip.
    • When Freeza asks Nail how to use the Dragon Balls, Nail suggests "working the shaft".
    • When Krillin explains to Vegeta how the dragon balls work, one of his lines is "And out of the balls comes a giant dragon!".
    • When Gohan and Krillin first see the Namekian Dragon balls "those things are huge! AC/DC be damned" which references the AC/DC song "Big Balls".
    • When Ginyu and Jeice are flying towards Freeza's ship, and Jeice asks what the plan is, Ginyu says, "Well first we have to touch all of Freeza's balls."
  • Krillin referring to Dende as "Little Green". He even refers to Nail as "Big Green" before he threatened to snap his neck if Krillin calls him that again.
    • In episode 56, Dende commands Krillin to say his name after smacking him, prompting Krillin to finally call Dende by his name (albeit while crying)
  • People having a conversation with Gohan that half-implies something sexual/dangerous, to which he replies, "I need an adult!", while the other follows up with, "I am an adult."
  • Tien's Solar Flare being compared to walking on someone in the shower. When Krillin used it on Dodoria, a subliminal image of Freeza flashes for a split second. However when Krillin used it on Freeza, Dodoria in a swimming suit appeared instead. There are images of a similar theme in every Solar Flare since.
    • During the Cell saga, the images changed to a bug theme
  • Vegeta always seems to have a copy of the "Official Saiyan Handbook" to explain to his opponents how saiyans grow stronger every time they survive a mortal injury. The Handbook has two known editions, one edited by Turles (shown to Cui) and another (shown to Jeice) edited by Paragus.
  • References to or cameos of various movie and anime exclusive characters (either canon, semi-canon, or non-canon) like Turles, Bojack, Cooler, Maron (Krillin's non-canon girlfriend), and Paragus.
  • When someone talks to Goku for a long time, Goku cuts them off by saying, "Bored now!"
  • Goku doing something that is entirely impossible and follows no logic with the explanation of "Muffin Button".
  • Krillin mistaken for an "Albino Namekian" due to his bald head, and even when his true species is revealed, he is not treated much better than before.
  • Goku describing Ginyu as "horny" (this is likely in reference to Ginyu's horns).
  • George Takei saying "Oh my!" in the middle of King Kai's conversations with people whenever someone says something somewhat sexual.
  • Short conversations between Vegeta and Gohan during tense moments where both speak with short sentences with little beat space, using the following patter (or variations thereof): "What are you doing?" "Nothing much." "Thwarting my plans?" "Thwarting your plans?" "Are you?" The first time, Gohan lied, saying he wasn't thwarting Vegeta's plan, with Vegeta following up that if he really was stopping his plans, he'd kill him. The second time, (when Gohan, Krillin, and Dende summoned the dragon) Gohan told the truth that he was thwarting Vegeta's plans. True to his word, he said he was going to kill him.
    • This was brought back in Episode 51, when Trunks tries to stop Cell from absorbing Android 18, meaning that would thwart Vegeta's plan to fight Cell in his perfect form. Trunks ends the conversation by shouting "YOU KNOW WHAT, YES!" and blasts Vegeta far into the ocean.
  • Piccolo's yelling being audible from a long distance away by the audience, but none of the characters can hear him.
  • Piccolo's sensitive hearing picking up odd things, such as Trunks and Goku's private conversation (laughing when it is spilled that Bulma is Trunk's mother) or Vegeta's angry shouting (even when he is half the planet away, his ears still hurt as a result).
    • This is subverted when he tears them off in "Lord Slug" he can't hear anything at all.
  • George Takei somehow managing to contact King Kai.
  • Guru somehow managing to make references to TV shows, despite Namek not having TVs.
  • Shenron complaining that nobody else but the main characters find the Dragon Balls.
    • In the 'Christmas Tree of Might' special, he does it again, asking if it's been a year yet. Oolong happily (and nervously) tells him the time it's been, until Shenron cuts him off and tells him to shut up.
    • In the 'World's Strongest' movie, he assumes the main characters found the Dragon Balls again and starts to complain, but when he realizes that it was somebody else (Kochin), he stops complaining.
  • Vegeta, Freeza and King Cold referring to an unexplained "jock-strap incident"
    • It's possible that there was something that Freeza didn't like, so he had Ginyu bury it. It's possible that it was a bunch of dead bodies, because when Freeza remarks that all of his minions are dead, it was similar to said incident, only that Ginyu wasn't around to dig the holes.
  • Christmas being subbed for "Freeza Day" by everyone who has never visited Earth
    • The first incident was when Turles was complaining about how he never got Christmas, and the only holiday he had was "Freeza Day", in which the "gift" was the explosion of planet Vegeta.
    • The second incident was when Earth was invaded by Lord Slug, Goku commented on how Slug's minions were there to "steal Christmas" until one of the minions responded, "Does he mean Freeza Day?".
  • Vegeta ranting to Freeza that he is "The Legendary Super Saiyan".
    • Vegeta does this a few times, ending with him doing the same about Goku being the Legendary Super Saiyan while dying, at which point Frieza kills him.
  • Goku mispronouncing Freeza's name as "Freezer"
  • Krillin shouting comments from off-screen ("That's what she said!")
  • Freeza being given opportunities to transform, destroy planets or reach his 100% power level while nearby opponents just stand there and allow it.
  • Z fighters joking about Vegeta's pink shirt.
  • Aliens mispronouncing Earth as "Ee-arth"
  • The back of Vegeta's pink shirt keeps changing to different innuendos.
  • Certain characters who read the disclaimer at the start of the episode will express disdain towards "Dragon Ball GT" in one way or another.
  • Mecha-Freeza's tendancy to malfunction and get stuck in loops, repeating the last word or phrase in a sentence until another malfunction causes him to replace that word or phrase with something of similar meaning.
  • Trunks calling out the different spelling of Freeza (in the original English dub, it's spelt "F-R-I-E-Z-A, whereas in the TFS dub it's F-R-E-E-Z-A)
  • Krillin calling Trunks  "Mr. Can't Say".
  • Krillin exclaiming "Woohoo! Not me!" when an enemy decides to target someone other than him.
  • The androids not knowing what "Namek" is (because the insectoid nanoborg that spied on Goku's fights was destroyed during the Saiyan attack).
  • Characters being mistaken for others with comical outcomes (like Goku mistaking Turles for Vegeta simply because he knows his Saiyan name Kakarot, or Androids 19 & 20 mistaking Yamcha for Goku)
  • Vegeta shouting "Mine mine mine mine mine mine..." as he approaches an enemy from the distance, just before hitting them.
  • Characters telling jokes that no one laughs at, and after a few seconds of silence, someone replies "I get it!"
  • When Goku is crushed by a larger opponent, he sometimes squeaks like a rubber duck or chew toy, much to the amusement of his opponent (it's actually his ribs crushing his lungs).
  • Attacks that can be guided or controlled missing stationary targets repeatedly and their users constant complaining about how hard they are to control properly. As with Yamcha in Christmas Tree of Might and Freeza in Episode 30, Part 2.
  • Characters actually noticing and commenting on things that they do in the actual series that are different, like doing something about a situation instead of "standing there looking at them" or simply waiting for Goku.
  • Piccolo categorizing evil henchmen into "Pretty One", "One with Freaky/Weird Power" or "(Big, Tough) Stupid One" because of the henchmen from The Christmas Tree of Might were "Misfit Minions"
    • He has only does this on Movie Henchmen so far (Revenge of Cooler and Lord Slug Abridged).
      • Pretty One: Angila from Slug, Sauza from Cooler
      • Stupid One: Wings from Slug, Doore from Cooler
      • One with Weird Power: Metamatcha from Slug, Neiz from Cooler
    • In Revenge of Cooler, Piccolo takes back this categorization, saying that "[they're] ALL stupid".
  • Character's comments when the word 'God' is mentioned
    • Goku says "Oh thank God...or Kami...or King Kai...I dunno, that whole thing's screwy" whilst talking to Trunks. He later compromises by combining them all into "Oh my Go-mi-kai"
    • Piccolo shouts "Oh my Other Me!" at Krillin
    • In Dead Zone Abridged Goku simply says "Thank God", to which Kami (who is standing right next to him at this point) replies with "You're welcome"
    • Similarly, characters also frequently comment on Kami's arrogance for calling himself 'God'. In an attempt to one-up him on this, Guru later declares 'I will henceforth be known as Super Kami,' which he amends to 'Super Kami Guru.'
  • In TFS Movie: Revenge of Cooler Abridged, Goku named an injured bird 'Toriyama'. He heals the bird and tells it to teach a Dinosaur to ride a ball. In the opening of Episode 40, Android 16 meets a different looking bird stating his name is 'Toriyama'. Android 16 states he would love to see the bird's dinosaur with a response of "IT..DOES..WHAT?"
  • No one believing Krillin when he tells them he got kissed by Android 18.
  • Different versions of Yamcha's song "Cat Loves Food" can be heard in different places.
  • Goku's inability to pronounce "Hyperbolic Time Chamber".
  • 4th Wall Jokes:
    • After Goku succumbs to his fatal wound by Piccolo, Krillin shouted that he was "not the first person to die in this series", earning him an immediate berating from Master Roshi.
    • After King Yemma insults Kami for his low place on the "God ranks", Kami asked to be given a little more respect as the Guardian of Earth, but King Yemma then denounced it as he considers himself the "closest thing to a God in this show... until you get to the Kais...".
    • In response to an incredibly ignorant comment made by Nappa, Vegeta exclaims "9 minutes 18 seconds!" twice and then says 'happiest...moment...of my life'. 9 minutes and 18 seconds into the video, Vegeta kills Nappa and promptly smiles afterwards.
    • Before Goku and Vegeta's first battle began, King Kai placed a bet with the Narrator, despite suspecting that the latter already knew the outcome of the fight (And clearly, he did). King Kai would later vilify the Narrator for cheating in the bet, who simply ignored him.
    • Krillin mentions to Gohan that despite the fact that they were only on Namek for 6 days, it feels as though it's been more than a year (Which is how long the season had lasted thus far).
    • After Goku became a Super Saiyan, King Kai declared him as the one and only to do so, and then asked the Narrator if this is correct, who hesitantly answered "Yeah" (A reference to Broly and the other earth-saiyans all achieving the form, which the Narrator clearly knows about). King Kai noticed the hesitation in his answer and questioned it.
  • Vegeta throwing dog treats at characters whose heads have been blasted off.
  • Repeated references to a drink called Hetap.

Differences from the original series Edit

Movies and SpecialsEdit

The Christmas Tree of Might

  • The entire movie is set just before Christmas.
  • The forest burns down because Oolong was "watching the fire"; apparently it was beautiful.
  • Shenron doesn't believe it's been a year since the Dragonballs were last used, or that the group are the only ones who can find them.
  • Instead of wishing for the forest to be restored to its natural beauty, Krillin wishes for "The Perfect Christmas Tree"
    • Shenron gives Krillin his wish, which is actually what causes Turles and his minions to head towards Earth.
  • Turles is looking for a planet that contains a significant amount of joy instead of a growing place for the Tree of Might.
  • The "Tree of Might" is known as the "Christmas Tree of Might" because it literally sucks the Christmas Joy out of the planet it is on (which Goku describes as "Disney-evil").
  • Krillin believes someone planted his Christmas Tree until Goku mentions what it's doing, where he denies all knowledge of it.
  • Tien and Chaiotzu help try and save Christmas, despite being Jewish, because they're trying to be culturally sensitive.
  • Turles' minions all from The Planet of Misfit Minions, as they did terrible things at Christmas on other planets
    • Amond was a Mall Santa who dropped a Firetruck on a kid's house, blew another one up when he asked him to cure his cancer and also molested children.
    • Raisin and Lakasei (renamed Jinga and Beru) were once elves of Santa until they created a killer robot that went on a murderous rampage (that robot was Cacao)
    • Daiz raped Rudolph
  • Turles says that his Artificial Moon is The Star of Bethlehem and that means that Jesus is born. Only instead of Jesus, it's a giant monkey.
  • Goku mistakes Turles for Vegeta simply because he knew that Kakarot was his Saiyan name.
  • The only reason Turles hates Christmas is because Santa never came to Planet Vegeta and that all the Saiyans got was Freeza Day.
  • The Fruit from the Tree of Might contains Earth's joy, which increases Turles' power, instead of it's energy.
  • Turles blasted Goku because he didn't denounce his faith in Santa.
  • Goku talks to Santa, who tells him to gather "Christmas Joy" from within himself to defeat Turles.
  • The fragments of the Tree of Might are mistaken for snow, even if it is yellow.
  • Santa explains that he tried to visit Planet Vegeta, but they kept trying to shoot down his sleigh.
  • Vegeta is seen on Namek. He even says that "This is so non-canon it hurts."

Bardock - Father of Goku

  • Bardock's team have their original Japanese names instead of their FUNimation dub names.
  • The Kanassans are stupid. As in really stupid. Despite being able to see the future, they don't do anything about it and their entire race still dies.
  • Freeza's voice was initially quite husky (similar to his FUNimation dub voice) but apparently that was because he had something in his throat.
  • Bardock sees Mr Popo in his vision, which frightens him greatly.
  • Freeza gives very simple names to his Planets; Planet 419 for Kanassa and Planet Vegeta was renamed Planet SOL.
  • Bardock visits Kakarot because he never visited Raditz and "we [almost everyone on Planet Vegeta] all know how he turned out".
  • Initially, Bardock thought that Kakarot's power level was 10,000. However, he read Broly's power and found his actual power was only 2.
  • Bardock gets hit by Dodoria's Elites because he had a vision of his son doing the Kaio-ken against Nappa.
  • Bardock comments on how useless his new physic powers are because they didn't tell him that Dodoria was right behind him.
  • A couple of Freeza's men acknowledge Bardock's attempt at taking on Freeza instead of all of them trying to stop him.
  • Freeza's hover chair makes the same sound as the hover cars from the 1960s The Jetsons cartoon.
  • Freeza doesn't listen to any of Bardock's speech because he's heard them so many times before.
  • In his dying moments, Bardock doesn't only see Goku fight Freeza, but also Cell, Majin Buu and (much to his disgust("I now welcome the sweet embrace of death" was said in response)) the Para Para Brothers from Dragon ball GT.
  • The Narrator mentions every other Saiyan that survived Planet Vegeta's destruction except Tarble.
  • In the original, Vegeta is alone, finds out from a fellow comrade that his planet was destroyed, and represses his emotions. In the abridged version, he is with Nappa who informs him and Vegeta reacts with noticable distress. (Which was cured extremely quickly by Nappa telling Vegeta their going to Dairy Queen)
  • Grandpa Gohan thinks about calling Kakarot "Clark", as a parody of Superman, but rejects the idea because the name sounds stupid.

Lord Slug

  • Nail is inside Piccolo's head, despite not appearing in the film.
  • Mr Popo apparently tortures things (but not cats) and has the Pokemon Jynx as his bitch.
  • The only reason Goku tried to stop the meteor with Slug's men on it was because he was promised bacon.
  • The humans where Slug's spaceship crashed believed that the ship contained Jesus and his Death Army.
  • Before making a wish on the Dragonballs, Lord Slug is incoherent to everyone except his minions, Gohan, Bulma and Shenron.
  • Shenron comments on how familiar the current scenario seems.
    • This is because what Lord Slug is after almost mirrors what Demon King Piccolo wished for in Dragonball.
  • Goku believes that, because it's cold and snowy, that it's Christmas. Lord Slug says that it's July, but Goku yells "Don't 'July' ('chu lie) to me! It's snowing!"
  • Piccolo categories Slug's main minions because the last ones were "all 'Misfit Minions' and crap".
  • As Medamatcha almost kills Gohan, Piccolo rushes in and comments on why Gohan can't save himself.
  • Christmas is mistaken for "Freeza Day" (the day where Freeza blows up a planet)
  • Vegeta is seen recording Krillin's failed attempt at attacking Lord Slug.
  • Piccolo tells Gohan to get mad and beat the guy [Lord Slug] up, in reference to his outbursts he has during the main storyline.
  • Goku only gets the upper hand on Slug because King Kai told him that he was The Champion of Christmas.
    • King Kai names Goku's 'transformation' as "Super Saiyaman" (as reference to Gohan's superhero alter-ego in the Majin Buu Saga)
  • Goku believes that Namekians are Yoshis, even though he had been told multiple times that they are completely different. He also believes that Slug is actually Demon King Piccolo.
  • Goku only survived Giant Slug's point-blank Mouth Blast because of his lucky wristbands.
  • Piccolo comments on how he could have just stretched his arms to reach Goku.
  • In his dying moments, Lord Slug asks himself why he didn't wish for immortality.
  • After his death, Goku says that he'll use the Dragonballs to wish back Chaiotzu, Master Roshi and Krillin. This is because he still believes that Lord Slug is Demon King Piccolo.
  • After the credits, we find out that 6 months prior to the movie, Lord Guru (Slug's "Evil Half") told him to invade Earth because "they have Dragonballs there and their defenses probably suuuck!"

Revenge of Cooler Abridged

  • The fish Goku catches at the beginning speaks & tells Goku that "If you let me go, I shall grant you one wish." Goku then wishes for it to be his dinner, thus meaning the fish has no way of winning.
    • This is one of Goku's smartest moments, although he was probably distracted by the fact it was food to consciously be that smart
  • We find out that Sauza and Jeice are in fact cousins.

Episode of Bardock

  • All the inhabitants of Planet Vegeta are primitive Saiyans.
  • The entire special is from Gohan's imagination. He dreams that his Dad is telling him the story as he doses of whilst studying.
  • The reason the special 'doesn't make sense' is because Goku is telling the story.
    • Gohan - "Why did Freeza's Death Ball send him [Bardock] back in time?" Goku - "I dunno."
    • Gohan - "What happened to his [Bardock's] physic powers?" Goku - "I dunno."
    • Gohan - "Why did all the little Saiyans sound the same?" Goku - "I couldn't remember which was which honestly, so I just went with it."

Dead Zone Abridged

  • Ginger says the last 2 Dragonballs were a prize in a "High-stakes Poker Game". He didn't actually win them, seeing as he "never played" and probably just took them and killed everyone there.
  • Kami points out that Garlic Jr.'s plan was stupid from the get go.
    • He tried to kill Piccolo instead of targeting Kami himself; the much older, weaker half (To which he states "Oh thank god my minions are incompetent")
    • He attempted to kill Piccolo first, then use the Dragonballs to wish for Immortality (because Piccolo would be dead, Kami would be dead, therefore the Dragonballs would become inert and his mission would have been wasted)
  • The entire movie is a script idea from Krillin pitched to Nappa via a phone call.
  • The only reason Garlic Jr. summons the Dead Zone, "the only thing that could destroy him", is because when Krillin was 'writing the script' he "wrote himself into a corner" by including it and regretted it almost instantly.

Cooler 2 Return of Cooler's Revenge: The Reckoning

  • Cooler's robots all "speak", but only in beeps that everyone but the audience can understand (Except the Claptrap-like robot)
  • Freeza is mentioned a lot in the movie because people compare things Cooler is doing now to what Freeza did on Namek

History of Trunks Abridged

  • Yamcha does not show up with the rest of the Z-Fighters at the start, since he killed himself when he heard that Bulma is pregnant with Vegeta's baby.
  • Trunk's first words were "dead" and then "sonofabitch."
  • Bulma hits on Gohan, much to his discomfort.
  • Gohan hears Piccolo's voice in his head, although later on, its revealed he was never there in his mind.
  • Gohan resents his family. He considers being like his father to be a bit of an insult("In what regard?"), and lists Krillin and Piccolo to be a source of his anger. He also does not contact or talk to Chi-Chi.
  • When Android 17 and 18 are destroying a city, 17 says how he is bored of all the killing and wants to be a park ranger instead of killing. Gohan ruins this by attacking and makes him want to kill everyone first, then "range the shit out of that park."
  • Dr. Briefs is trying to find New Namek for the Dragon Balls and thinks he found it, until it says "New Fake Planet Namek."
  • When Trunks is arguing about saving another city from the Androids with Bulma, Vegeta's scream from Namek in episode 18 can be heard.
  • Tapion is mentioned by Trunks, as a whole another story on how he got the sword.
  • Originally, 18 asked to kill Trunks and 17 obliged. Abridged has 18 stepping in front of 17's blast and as a result, she got blasted, much to her annoyance.
  • Bulma is understandably worried that Trunks will meet Goku and Vegeta.
  • When Trunks says how when he comes back, it will be a "cyborg-free world." Bulma then says how it might not be if its based on the multiverse theory, in which case it won't matter. After a few seconds, she then confirms its the multiverse theory.

Super Android 13

Season 1: Saiyan SagaEdit

  • Piccolo only joins Goku in getting Gohan back in exchange for friending him on MySpace.
  • Goku is notably much less intelligent than he is in the actual manga/anime.
  • Raditz knows that Piccolo is a Namekian and even mentions it to Goku before their fight. In the real series Nappa was the first to expose Piccolo's heritage.
  • Nappa has the intelligence and maturity of a child, much to Vegeta's frustration. But he actually went to Saiyan University, majoring in Child Psychology and minoring in Pain.
  • Nappa makes a lot of jokes about TV ads, like when he tells Vegeta "Tricks are for kids." and in the Butterfinger Special.
  • In the journey to Earth, instead of them both being a cryonic sleep, Vegeta is wide awake and very annoyed by Nappa repeatedly saying "Are we there yet?"
  • Krillin is more of a coward than he was misconceived in the original series. It doesn't stop him from trying to prove himself useful.
  • Piccolo only destroyed the moon because he thought it was mocking him.
  • Krillin, attempting to be tactful, actually tells Chi-Chi that Goku was dead and Gohan was kidnapped by Piccolo. He then tries to cover up the fact after Chi-Chi threatened to castrate the messenger with a carving knife. This is the reason why he decided to go and recruit Tien, Yamcha and Chiaotzu, narrowly escaping Chi Chi before she arrived at Kame House. Additionally, he freaked out about this when Bulma let Gohan retrieve a dragon ball unescorted, fearing that Chi-Chi will castrate him should Gohan get hurt.
  • Goku was killed by Piccolo's new attack only because he trusted Piccolo too easily to give him an advanced signal before firing.
  • Everyone already knows Piccolo is an alien from outer space, including Piccolo himself.
  • King Yemma is crazy about the phrase "mahogany", of which he claims his desk is made from "Not just any mahogany, but mahogany from the planet of Malchior 7, where the trees are 300 feet tall and breath FIRE!".
  • King Yemma was easily beaten by Raditz, while in the original series it was vice-versa
  • Piccolo's attempt at unleashing Gohan's hidden potential via throwing him at a plateau isn't as successful; Gohan just hits the mountain with a loud splat, causing him extreme pain.
  • Piccolo singing in his head "Imma charging my attack" while Raditz was beating up Goku, to "Mahna mahna" (a song from the television show "Sesame Street").
  • Piccolo took Gohan in only to train him so the two of them could take over the world; Piccolo didn't have a clue about the Saiyans headed towards Earth.
  • Popo is highly sadistic and intimidating, contrary to his gentle, friendly persona from the original series.
  • It was Goku who (very stupidly) told Raditz about the Dragon Balls by asking him if that's why he was on Earth, all of which Vegeta and Nappa heard through Raditz's scouter.
  • When asked about the Gravity of Kai's Planet, King Kai explains that the reason for the heavy gravity is that the space pirate Bojack is sealed in his planet. The true reason is because King Kai's planet is so small, the gravity is more intense according to the show. At first, King Kai did explain that until Gregory (offscreen) comments that did not make any sense.
  • Catching Bubbles and then hitting Gregory with the hammer weren't even part of King Kai's training session; Goku simply did those two things because he is easily distracted and very impulsive.
  • In a bizarre twist with his stature as a "space pirate", Bojack is portrayed, at least verbally, as a stereotypical pirate, having the same type of accent, always starting off his words with "Yaurgh!".
  • Gohan is portrayed as having anger issues; he'll often snap and cuss at anyone, as he did after Piccolo is killed, he threatens to "SKULL-F**K" Nappa just before attacking him. His repressed anger resurfaced during his recovery in the hospital when his mother forbade him from going to Namek, he finally snapped and told her to "Shut her F***ing face!". everyone who watches Gohan flip out is often surprised and often dumb-founded when he starts making dark phrases which makes even Goku wonder "where he gets it from"
  • Goku gets back onto Snake Way by tricking Goz and Mez into telling him the way out of hell, rather than defeating them in a test of strength and speed (Which he would have had to do had it not been for Goz and Mez's stupidity).
  • Nappa convinces Vegeta to wait three hours for Goku's arrival, because Nappa wanted him (Goku) to "see them (Nappa & Vegeta) kill them (Piccolo, Krillin & Gohan)". In the original series it was the other way around. Vegeta forced Nappa to wait three hours, because he wanted to see what Goku could do.
  • Usually when Gohan is mad he explains the textbook definition of simple threats to his enemies before explaining the simple word or phrase to them like for example when Nappa kills Piccolo Gohan yells out "I am gonna eviscerate you and use your gastrointestinal tract as a condom whilst I fornicate with your skull!!" Nappa only responds with "Huh?" whilst Gohan explains "I'm gonna SKULL F**K YOU!!!" He did the same thing to Great Ape Vegeta, explaining in textbook definition "The bigger they are, the harder they fall".
  • Two factors led to Goku arriving to the battle against the Saiyans too late to save Piccolo's life:
    • Goku stopped at Princess Snake's palace for another huge meal (and ends up forgetting about the Saiyans), only to realize what he's supposed to be doing after Princess Snake reminded him.
    • After Goku returned to Earth, he requested Mr. Popo to teleport him to the battlefield, but Mr. Popo was preoccupied with "making toast", so he's forced to take the Flying Nimbus.
  • Nappa is killed by Vegeta because he killed Piccolo, thereby making the Dragon Balls useless. In the original, Vegeta told Nappa they didn't need Piccolo because they could use the Namekian Dragon Balls and instead killed him because he was crippled by Goku. In TFS' DBZ Kai Abridged, Vegeta killed Nappa because Vegeta is, in his own words, "a monkey".
  • Nappa haunts Vegeta from the end of the Sayian saga up to the end of the Freeza saga

Season 2: Freeza SagaEdit

  • In the original Dragonball manga and anime, Master Roshi was Korin's old student, but in Episode 11 when they visited Goku, Gohan and Krillin in the hospital, Master Roshi had no idea who Korin was, because when Korin introduced Mr. Popo to everyone, Master Roshi replied with "Did that cat just talk?". However it is also possible that TFS Master Roshi is a little senile and his not remembering Korin is used for comedic effect.
  • Popo can possibly see the future, as he knew Krillin would die on Namek.
  • The orphans on the Mirror Ship don't listen to Krillin, shoot him and finding out their weapons have no effect on them commit suicide by taking Cyanide tablets.
  • Gohan, Krillin and Bulma never really go to the fake planet Namek. Krillin simply dreamed the experience. Although, later on when Goku was in space he thought he found planet Namek but a few seconds later realised it was fake.
  • In the original, Freeza learns about the Dragon Balls because Vegeta had left his scouter on the entire time. In the abridged version, Vegeta's transmitter was off, and instead it was Nappa that Freeza had heard about them from.
  • Rather than demonstrate it by channelling his energy in front of his opponents, Vegeta provides proof of becoming stronger from near-death injuries with an "Official Saiyan Handbook".
  • References to Cooler and King Cold abound in the abridged series, where in the original series Freeza's family was only introduced before the Cell Saga.
  • Dende is much more sceptical of their chances and is very cynical in general. He states that he is "weighing my options" between staying with Krillin and Gohan or going back to certain death.
  • Vegeta first learns that Freeza was behind the destruction of planet Vegeta, not from Dodoria, but from Freeza himself via "space-twitter" ("You really should have kept Freeza off the twitter")
  • Dodoria's gender is changed from male to female (by word of mouth only), and to Vegeta's incredible disgust, she considered to be the most beautiful and fertile woman on her home planet (Which Freeza blew up). Interestingly, in the official Hungarian dub of Dragon Ball Z, Dodoria is also depicted as female, though with a very deep voice. It's possible that TFS Dodoria being female may be a reference to or inspired by the Hungarian dub's version of Dodoria, albeit for comedic effect.
  • Zarbon is believed by many characters, including Freeza himself, to be gay. Despite this, he is in fact straight and has a girlfriend (whom Freeza is convinced is named "Chuck").
    • He could possibly be bisexual, as hinted at in a few scenes from the Bardock Abridged film: Once Freeza decides to confront Bardock alone Zarbon describes him as "a dashing rouge" to which a disturbed Dodoria responds with "What?"
  • When Bulma sees Zarbon for the first time, she "just want to grab him and-" (the scene skips to Goku doing crunches in the Capsule space ship) "69, 70, 7-" (then skips back to Vegeta talking to Zarbon) "One time you defeated me, Zarbon. And that's one time too many."
    • The joke: 69 is a reference to a sex position where the two partners have their bottom ends facing their partner's face, which is what Bulma wanted to do with Zarbon, just as Goku was counting the number of crunches he was doing. When Goku counts 71, Vegeta says "one" time Zarbon defeated him was one time too many right in the middle of the count. If put together, the lines would say "I just wanna grab him and 69, 70, 7-One time you defeated me, Zarbon. And that's one time too many."
  • Lord Guru is annoying, senile, and wastes a lot of time, instead of wise and intelligent. However, he appears to be in relatively good health, only dying just to pull a "dick move".
  • The Ginyu Force, rather than play "Rock Paper Scissors" to determine who fights who, have a game show, "Wheel of Death", where they spin the wheel and whoever it lands on, that contestant kills.
  • Instead of hating Vegeta for insulting him for his breath, Guldo hated Vegeta for treating him like a dog and even throwing dog treats at him.
  • Instead of Guldo just taking the dragonball from Krillin, TFS added to the scene where Vegeta tells him to destroy it, in which Krillin repeatedly hits it with his fist and screams in pain while Vegeta yells "Harder!"
  • Ginyu is contractually obligated to perform the Dance Of Joy by King Cold, and the Daddy's Little Princess Dance by Cooler. As well as the Dance of Solitude for no real reason (probably Chilled).
  • Recoome is a professional wrestler (Or so he seems).
  • Burter and Jeice's ultimate attack is called Seizure-Procedure, which owns Krillin for the thirteenth time.
  • Goku punches Jeice in the face multiple times, instead of just once, and even cuts off Jeice while he is having a flashback in which Ginyu explains to Jeice what he should he do if he finds himself being punched in the face repeatedly, which was simply to dodge the attack.
  • Unlike the anime, Goku and Ginyu retain their voices after the body switch, the only difference being their accents spoken in each other's voices.
  • Goku only threw the space frog in the path of Ginyu's body switch by accident; he was grossed out from seeing it on his hand, so he threw it.
  • Rather than let Space Frog Ginyu hop away, Vegeta crushes him under his foot, making his kill count "8 for 8" (thus TFS Vegeta is responsible for the death's of all TFS Ginyu Force members).
  • Freeza rips Nail's arm off 24 times, as opposed to only once in the original show. Many fan's believe this to be a reference to the episode's number.
  • Porunga only speaks Namekian, while in the original show he can speak English.
    • In Dragon Ball Z Kai Abridged Episode 2, Frieza demands immortality from Porunga, to which he responds (in Namekian) "OR MAYBE YOU LEARN TO SPEAK GODDAMN NAMEKIAN." If the audio is reversed, Porunga says "Fuck you, I'm a dragon."
  • It was Krillin's idea to bring Piccolo to Namek, which Piccolo thought was a terrible idea, thinking he would get killed again.
  • Guldo is the one who reveals to Vegeta that Freeza can transform. In the original anime, it's revealed by Zarbon.
  • Burter is revealed to be a homosexual by Guldo during his conversation with Vegeta. In the series there is no evidence or mentioning of Burter's sexuality by the other characters.
  • Cooler is occasionally referred to as a prick by Freeza.
  • Goku apparently thinks Krillin sounds like a duck: on Namek, he hears Krillin screaming "Oh my God, he's killing us! Help!" and Goku thinks it's a duck, then Krillin quacks and Goku knows it's him.
  • Freeza doesn't sound like an old hag like in the original series (although in the Bardock Special there's a moment he does, and he explains there's something in his throat). However, his voice is exactly like that in the Kai version.
  • Freeza gets a deeper voice when he transforms into his 2nd form. When he's in his 3rd and 4th forms, he's back to his higher-pitched voice. In the original series, he didn't get his high voice back until his 4th form.
  • Piccolo thinks Ridley Scott will sue Freeza for this 3rd form being very similar to the Xenomorph "Aliens" due to his long head and "extra tongue".
  • When Vegeta tells Krillin to wound him, Krillin does it without hesitation after Vegeta said he will not punch him (though when wounded he yelled 'You are so punched!) while in the original Krillin hesistated for a long time. Along with that, it happens before Gohan attacks Freeza in his third form while in the original, it happens after.
  • In the original series, Vegeta cried his soul out to Goku in his dying last moments as he revealed that it was Freeza who enslaved and destroyed the Saiyan race. In the Abridged series, Vegeta didn't shed a tear and simply told Goku about Freeza's crimes against the Saiyans (Though he claims he still would have been just as evil as he is now even if Freeza hadn't made him a slave). He also succumbed to his wounds after realizing that Goku is the last Saiyan in the universe (And therefore, the most stupid).
  • Goku letting Freeza beat Piccolo up while "charging his attack" as payback for him letting Raditz beat Goku up on Earth.
  • Unlike the original series where the dead Z Fighters defeat the Ginyu Force, King Kai himself takes them down with ease.
  • While still retaining the same use of small words, and a fair amount of stupidity, Goku, after becoming a Super Saiyan, has developed a reasonable amount of intelligence, shown when he instructed Gohan to take Piccolo and Bulma back to Earth knowing that if Piccolo were to die, their efforts to get to Namek would have been in vain.
  • While in the original anime, Goku allowed Freeza to reach his 100% power level as part of his code of honor, in which he allows his opponent to have their best chance at victory and still lose in the end (Which Freeza did), while in the Abridged series, Freeza offered Goku two stuffed-crust pizzas in exchange for being allowed to reach his maximum power level. The two stuffed-crust pizzas Frieza promised are later used as a set up for Frieza's line when he throws his Homing Destructo Disks later on during their fight.
  • In the original manga and anime series, Goku leaves his battle with Freeza due to Freeza's decreasing power and lack of attacks. In the Abridged series, he leaves simply because he's bored and Freeza's weak.
  • In the orginal manga and anime, Freeza claimed that Namek had five minutes before it exploded, even though it took longer for this to happen. In the abridged series, Goku brought this to light by openly doubting if Freeza even knows what a minute is.
  • In the original manga and anime, Goku returns to his battle due to Freeza's unacceptance of defeat and attacking him (Goku) after Goku gave him (Freeza) a chance to leave without battle. In the Abridged series, Goku returns to fight because Freeza told him he forgot his pizza and threw a Homing Destructo Disk at him, enraging Goku greatly.
  • In the original series Guru dies of his sickness. In the Abridged series he merely believes that he is dying and confesses to the Namekians that he was the cause of the drought and blamed it on the albino Namekians. He then realises that he is not dying and the Namekians brutally murder him offscreen.
  • In the original series, Dende does not have any romantic interest in Gohan. On episode 30 from the Abridged series Dende confesses his love to Gohan, only to panic and send the Namekians and himself to the new Namek planet after realizing that it was too soon to tell Gohan after the latter became surprised. After all the Nameks left Earth, Dr. Briefs ends the episode saying, "What a fag", after listening to Dende's confession; although this is cut short by the episode ending.
  • In the original series, Nappa stayed dead. In the abridged series, Nappa was revived due to the wish of bringing victims of Freeza's men back to life. This was because Vegeta was working for Freeza at the time.
  • There is phone on the spaceship Vegeta 'borrows' from the Briefs family.

Season 3: Android SagaEdit

  • Unlike in the original series, Maron was never actually Krillin's girlfriend. She was only pretending to get him to confess to insurance fraud, as Krillin had taken out a life insurance policy before going to Namek, which later gave him the idea to file an insurance claim as he had died on Namek. Ironically, TFS Maron is also depicted as being much smarter than she is in original series, as the original series Maron is well known for being a stupid bimbo. However she does retain the original Maron's spoiled and bratty personality, to the point she allowed TFS Krillin to spend most of his insurance money on her. When Krillin calls her on it, she admits that just because she works for the government doesn't mean she's a good person.
  • Rather than having the battle with Garlic Jr. last for an entire saga, Mr. Popo defeats Garlic Jr. and his henchmen in one episode (a few seconds)
  • In the original anime, following Vegeta's retreat from Earth, the fallen heroes of Earth (Yamcha, Piccolo, and Tien) were placed in coffins, eulogized, and possibly buried or cremated. In the abridged series, Yamcha's corpse was left to rot where he died, to the point of turning green and attracting flies.
  • In the original anime & manga, there is never a feud between Vegeta and Yamcha over Bulma's love, but in the abridged series, Yamcha becomes so jealous of the developing relationship between Vegeta and Bulma that he actually confronts the former about it (even at the worst possible time).
  • Freeza's minions having second thoughts about attacking Trunks and commenting of it.
  • Instead of being killed by Androids 17 & 18 in the future, Yamcha hangs himself after hearing that Vegeta is Bulma's child's father.
  • In the original anime & manga, Goku survives Namek by finding one of the Ginyu Force's Spaceships. In the Abridged Series, he survives by constantly pushing the Muffin Button he found on Freeza's Spaceship until they formed a seal around him, "both protecting me and feeding me all the way to Yardrat".
  • Goku "learns" Instant Transmission because "The Yardies" kept on feeding him their sick. He didn't get taught like in the original
  • Instead of dying from a heart virus in the future, Goku dies from high cholesterol as a result of overindulging on bacon.

Hey guys, Yohead111 here! Today I'm writing a quick informative blog about the Dvd/ Blu-ray sets that you can collect or buy if you want to keep the DBZ series in your own home. Please enjoy!

:vhs: VHS's & Individual DVD's :vhs:

Now, everyone knows these were the first to be created as home videos for dbz. And you can buy these if you want, they have the orignal audio and 4:3 (square) ratio as when they played on the air. However, VHS's grow old. sometimes the quality becomes distorted, and the grain and flickering the screen does get annoying. They also can become very expensive because of their age (depending on the conditions or the seller, Idk the $$$). The Old DVD's are basically the same, but there are so many you have to buy in order to get the whole series, and it can be a huge hassle trying to track down every single one. Once you find them, they're the same as the VHS's, you can choose between the ocean dub and the funimation dub as you please.

I rate these releases a 5/10, original format anyway you'd like it, but they are extremely hard to track down, and tedious to buy.

:dvd: Orange Bricks :dvd:

Ugh... oh why do these exist... alright, fine. I'll review them just to warn you guys. Please, if you are a dragon ball fan, DO NOT BUY THESE!! This set is a disgrace. First of all, these are not HD. This set presents awfully cut 1920x1080 dbz footage (That's losing 20% of the actual film!!), with most of the grain cut out. Giving you missing lines on eyebrows, eyes, arms, backrounds, etc. The color is also off to the original because of the set's cheap quality. By cheap, I literally mean you can find it anywhere for about $10-$15 a piece. It looks so ugly compared to the much superior Blu-ray sets. Heres a comparison right here.

In my opinion, I rate this set a 2/10. It uses Bruce Faulconer music along with the funimation dub. The only possible way that you should buy these is if you're low on budget, and you have an old dvd player that needs dusting.

:cd: Blu-Rays :cd:

The Blue-ray sets of dbz are actually quite good, and they're not too expensive either (around $30-$40 a piece). These are also 1920x1080 ratio cuts, but they remain grainless, while ALSO not having any missing lines because of the HD quality. Instead of taking away 20% of footage out, it takes only about 10%. These are soooo much better than the orange bricks, they also still have the Bruce Faulconer music with the funimation dub.

All in all, a clean set in which I rate a 7/10. If you have a device that plays Blu-ray, buy these. If you buy orange bricks with a Blu-ray player, there is seriously a problem with you.

:cd: Dragon Box :cd:

This set is truly a gift from the gods, maybe Zeno and the Grand Priest made this set themselves! Jokes aside, the dragon boxes provide you with original color, original japanese music, openings/ending credits, with the funimation dub. It has the 100% 4:3 ratio, with all of the grain. They can be a bit pricey, going up from $70-$300 a piece. They do not have the Bruce Faulconer music, but that only concerns a few people depending on the buyer. They come in 7 pieces for the whole set

They even have a set for all of the orignal movies!! (Limited to Japanese audio only)

My final ranking of this set is a 9/10, they're perfect for any hardcore dragon ball fan.

:cd: The Level Sets :cd:

This set is very unique, and hard to find. They only came out with 2 sets, but the quality is awesome. They come with the 4:3 ratio, Bruce Faulconer music, and no grain. Basically, an HD version of the funimation dub. They were cancelled due to people not buying them, Idk why. (They're miles better than the orange bricks....) Price is depending on if you even find one of these.

I rate this mini-set an 8/10. I wish they would have continued with this series, but oh well.

:dragon: DBZ: Rock the Dragon Edition :dragon:

This set is pretty cool. It stops a little bit after the Saiyan saga, and it's the Ocean dub with 4:3 ratio. It's extremely rare, around $500 and above if you can find it.

I rate this a :dragon_face: / :dragon_face: , DRAGON DRAGON! ROCK THE DRAGON! DRAGON BALL Z!!!!!

:cd: Dragon Ball Z Kai Blu-ray/DVD :cd:

This is the definitive way to watch dbz if you want to stay true to the manga. They include new openings/ending credits, an original Kai soundtrack, HD quality, better voice acting, and no grain. If you buy the dvd, it's 1920x1080 ratio cut. But the Blu-rays are 4:3, HD footage. They range about $40-$60 (depending on Blu-ray/dvd, or parts/seasons) each. You can buy the 4 seasons that complete the Saiyan saga through the Cell saga, or you can buy them in individual parts as shown below.

I rate this set an 8/10. Although it's very different from the original dbz broadcast, it still is a great series to pick up.

Just as a reference, here's a picture of some quality differences between the sets.

Ok guys, that just about rounds up all of the sets you can buy! My next post might be a short segment on what to buy if you want Dragon Ball GT, or Dragon Ball.

I hope this short little guide helped you out, Yohead signing off!

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