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"Cell vs. Son Goku" (セルたいそんくう!! Seru Tai Son Gokū!!, lit. "Cell vs Son Goku!!") is the two hundred third chapter of Dragon Ball Z and the three hundred ninety-seventh overall chapter of the Dragon Ball manga.


The cover shows Super Saiyan Full Power Goku and Perfect Cell standing in front of each other face to face ready to battle.


Goku and Cell

With Mr. Satan having been quickly knocked out of the ring, Goku steps into the Cell Games Arena to face Cell. The rest of the Dragon Team watch anxiously from the sidelines. Cell and Goku both crack their knuckles and stare each other down. Cell says that he had hoped to save the best for last, but there is nothing he can do. The two assume their fighting poses, and Future Trunks thinks that they will all finally see why Goku was so calm in the days before the tournament. Jimmy Firecracker reassures the rest of the Earth by saying that Mr. Satan merely lost his footing, and will fight Cell again soon.

Firecracker continues by calling Goku an idiot, saying that only death can cure his stupidity. He asks for Mr. Satan's opinion, and Mr. Satan says that Goku is an amateur who would not last two seconds against him. He gives Goku five seconds against Cell, and he and Jimmy joke that this will not be much of a break for him. Goku and Cell then begin their fight. Goku attacks with a kick and a punch, both of which Cell blocks. The two trade a quick flurry of blows before moving apart. Cell then dashes head-first at Goku, and the Saiyan blocks his blow. Goku then falls backwards and kicks Cell into the sky before chasing after him.

As he flies upwards towards Cell, Goku unleashes a Kamehameha, but Cell knocks the blow away. Goku quickly appears behind Cell and punches him in the back. An angered Cell turns and hits Goku in the face, then smashes him downwards. Goku recovers and lands in the arena, and Cell follows him down. Goku gets up and smiles, and Cell says that should do for a warm-up. Mr. Satan and Jimmy Firecracker stand near the arena watching the action, jaws dropped in amazement.






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Cell vs. Son Goku · Full Power · The Highest Level · Ring Out · Kamehameha Full Power · Last Resort · The Successor · Go, Gohan! · The Rage of Son Gohan? · #16's Secret Weapon · The Little Cells · Gohan Unleashed