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"I've known you since you were a boy Gohan, but I hardly recognize you. Your face, it's changed a little and your power's increased dramatically. But that's not it. It's your attitude, so different, so confident."
Piccolo upon seeing Ultimate Gohan.

"A Whole New Gohan" (ブウをあっとう!! はんのミラクルパワー Bū o Attō!! Gohan no Mirakuru Pawā, lit. "Boo is Overwhelmed!! Gohan's Miracle Power") is the tenth episode of the Fusion Saga and the two hundred sixty-third overall episode in the original dubbed and uncut Dragon Ball Z series. This episode first aired in Japan on May 3, 1995. Its original American airdate was October 29, 2002.


This episode starts with Goten and Trunks trying to think of ways to buy time for their next fusion. Trunks thinks they should just apologize and give him lots of candy, but Piccolo does not approve. Suddenly, Super Buu falls asleep, though Piccolo is not sure as to whether or not he's pretending. Goten and Trunks decide to test Super Buu by trying to pull his head tentacle, but Piccolo quickly calls the two boys back. It seems Super Buu might sleep out the hour that Goten and Trunks desperately need, so that they can do the fusion technique again.

Ultimate Gohan arrives at the battlefield

Suddenly, an incredible power rushes towards them. Piccolo thinks it is Goku, but Goten quickly realizes that it is Gohan, wearing a version of his father's gi. Goten, Trunks and Piccolo discover that Gohan is still alive, with Gohan explaining that the Supreme Kai and Kibito were able to save him. Gohan asks where the others are, only for Goten to sadly reveal that Super Buu murdered everyone on Kami's Lookout. However, Gohan thinks he can still sense Dende's power, even after discovering that both his mother and Videl are dead.

Super Buu recognizes Gohan, and says that he has beaten him before, which gives him a lot of confidence. However, Gohan is not worried, as he has significantly improved since his last battle.

Ultimate Gohan confronts Super Buu

The battle begins, and Super Buu is unable to land a single punch on Gohan. Super Buu prepares the Gack! and Gohan successfully blocks the attack, causing Super Buu's body to become deformed, and Gohan punches Super Buu in the gut heavily, causing the steam inside Super Buu to shoot out of every hole in his body. Super Buu then reveals that he's been toying around, and declares that he will now fight seriously. However, it is still not enough and Gohan pummels away at Super Buu, angering him greatly.

Major Events

  • Gohan returns to the battlefield where he confronts and overwhelms Super Buu.


  • Gohan (Potential Unleashed) vs. Super Buu






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Differences from the manga

  • In the anime, when Super Buu goes to sleep, Goten and Trunks test to see if he really is asleep. In the manga, as soon as Super Buu goes to sleep, he immediately wakes back up after sensing Gohan.
  • The comments made by Goku and the Supreme Kai about Gohan being the rightful person to protect the Earth are exclusive to the anime.
  • The fight between Gohan and Super Buu was extended for the anime, with additional attacks being thrown on both sides, such as Super Buu curling up into a ball to strike Gohan (an attack he had previously used against Gotenks).


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