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"You... you ruthless... HEARTLESS... BASTARD! I WILL... MAKE YOU... SUFFER!!!"
Goku is finally pushed over the edge after Krillin's death.

"Awaken, Legendary Warrior! Goku the Super Saiyan!" (めろでんせつせんスーパーサイヤじんそんくう Mezamero Densetsu no Senshi… Sūpā Saiya-jin, Son Gokū!, lit. "Awaken, Legendary Warrior… Son Goku, the Super Saiyan!") is the forty-seventh episode of Dragon Ball Z Kai. This episode first aired in Japan on March 7, 2010. Its original American airdate was November 27, 2010.

Summary

Goku's Super Saiyan transformation

Goku hurls his Large Spirit Bomb at Frieza; however, the tyrant is able to catch it, but can't stop it from exploding on him. The Dragon Team celebrates their apparent victory and make plans to head back to Earth. However, Frieza appears and, though badly injured by the Spirit Bomb, is still powerful enough to take them all out. Frieza fires a Death Beam straight at Goku, but Piccolo pushes him out of the way and is gravely wounded as a result. Frieza then sets his eyes on Krillin and, upon sarcastically asking if he's afraid of heights, proceeds to lift him up into the air and making his body explode from the inside out, killing him instantly. Horrified and enraged by Frieza callously murdering his best friend, Goku undergoes a strange transformation that causes his eyes to turn green and his hair to turn gold and stand up on end. With his power greatly enhanced, Goku orders Gohan to take the injured Piccolo back to his spaceship, find Bulma and get off of Namek as soon as possible.

Trivia

  • This was the highest rated episode of Dragon Ball Kai, pulling in a rating share of 12.3%. The entire series averaged a 9.4% rating share.[1]
  • In the Nicktoons and Toonzai broadcasts of the episode, Goku calls Frieza a "ruthless, heartless monster" after the latter murdered Krillin, whereas in the uncut English dub (found only on the DVD and Blu-ray home video releases), he calls him a "ruthless, heartless bastard". The former was done for Nicktoons and Toonzai to keep the TV-Y7-FV rating.
  • In the Toonzai version, the part where Frieza explodes Krillin is cut out, most likely due to censorship.

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References

  1. DBZ Kai Ep 48. kanzenshuu.

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