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"Beginning of the End" (もうグレてやる!!パンのいえ! Mō Gurete Yaru!! Pan no Iede!?, lit. "I'm Running Away!! Pan's Desertion?!") is the fifteenth episode of the Black Star Dragon Ball Saga and the fifteenth overall episode of Dragon Ball GT. This episode first aired in Japan on June 12, 1996. Its original American airdate was April 16, 2005.


The group on Rudeeze

Giru detects a Black Star Dragon Ball on the desert planet, Rudeeze. While the team is flying to the planet, Trunks suggests going back to Earth to replace Pan with Goten which upsets Pan as she thinks that she is being unhelpful. When they land, they are overwhelmed by the deserts heat and soon after a giant Sandipede attacks them and damages their ship causing their water to spill out.

While Trunks is fixing it, Pan attempts to help but Trunks tells her to go play inside the ship. She succumbs to her anger and storms off into the desert in search of the Dragon Ball to prove how useful she is. Later, Giru goes after her. After a while, Pan succumbs to dehydration and heat exhaustion, and is attacked by another Sanipede. Giru arrives just in time to save her by fending it off.

When she comes to, she finds out that he also found the five-star ball and water, and she emotionally thanks Giru and apologizes for treating him so badly. When Goku and Trunks arrive, they find a nearby oasis, and use the water to refill the broken cooling tanks, and ultimately reconsider replacing Pan with Trunks apologizing for his comment and saying that she is an important member of the team.

Meanwhile, Dolltaki returns to the planet M-2 to report to Dr. Myuu but he is instead greeted by General Rilldo who kills him for his failure.

Major Events

  • Goku, Trunks and Pan land on the desert planet Rudeeze.
  • Dolltaki is killed by General Rilldo.


  • Goku and Trunks vs. Sandipede
  • Giru vs. Sandipede






  • A slight error in the introduction says that the plan to escape Luud was made by Pan and Trunks, when it was only Pan.
  • The title card displayed for this episode is very similar to the title card displayed for the episode Goku's Ascension.
  • General Rilldo makes his debut in this episode.
  • When Giru senses the dragon ball in the beginning of the episode, he stated it was located in "sector green 2814" which oddly sounds likes a Green Lantern reference.
  • This is the last episode of Dragon Ball GT to air on Toonami in the United States.


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