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Dead Zone (ブラックホール波 Burakkuhōru-Ha, lit. "Black Hole Wave") is Garlic Jr.'s Ultimate Blast in his Super Form.


Super Garlic Jr. heightens his ki[2] which opens a portal to the Dead Zone and launches it towards his opponent. Upon impact, it binds the enemy for a few seconds and Garlic Jr. appears to be strangling his opponent. After a few seconds, the Dead Zone vanishes in a small explosion, inflicting a great deal of damage. This attack can be avoided, but it is unblockable.

The main weakness of this technique is that the user is susceptible of being sucked in by the Dead Zone if overpowered by a stronger opponent. Additionally, the user must be powerful enough themselves to avoid being sucked in.


In Dead Zone, Super Garlic Jr. used this technique to open the Dead Zone but was defeated when Gohan unleashed his Hidden Potential to push him into the void.

Three years later, Super Garlic Jr. used this technique again but was defeated when Gohan destroyed the Makyo Star, causing Garlic Jr. to lose access of his Super form's power and was sucked back into the void again.


Video Game Appearances

Vasabi performing Dead Zone in Dragon Ball Fusions

Super Garlic Jr. uses the technique in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3, and Dragon Ball Heroes.

In the Budokai Tenkaichi series, Garlic Jr. actually throws it at his enemy, trapping the enemy inside it temporarily and exploding as it takes a large amount of the victim's health.

In Dragon Ball Heroes, Super Garlic Jr. uses the technique as a boss in the Garlic Jr. Saga. If the attack is successful, the target will be trapped inside and removed from the battle.

In Dragon Ball Fusions, Dead Zone appears as a Special Move used by certain characters such as Hoji and Toomlin. It can be learned by Vasabi after reaching Lv. 55. In Dragon Ball Fusions, it causes damages to an opponent and any of their nearby allies. There is also a stronger version called Super Dead Zone. Interestingly, it is classified and functions as a Ki Blast and is capable of performing an Energy Clash (possibly a reference to the Garlic's struggle with Gohan's hidden power in the film).