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False Courage (やせがまん) is a technique that raises the user's defense capacity by faking bravery through ignorant fearlessness.


The technique makes the user immune to being stunned or paralyzed. Due to this increase, one can appear to be semi-invulnerable to physical and sometimes energy type techniques, though they still take damage to a lesser extent.


In Dragon Ball, Goku demonstrates this several times confronting and usually defeating opponents more intimidating than him.

Video Game Appearances


Kid Goku's False Courage in Budokai Tenkaichi 3

False Courage is used in the Budokai Tenkaichi series and Raging Blast series; it costs some of the user's Blast Stocks.

The technique appears in Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi as a special taunt that can be used when the character has low health.

In Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z that technique was called Bring It On! (さあきやがれ! Saa kiyagare!, lit. Now, Bring it!) where it is used by Yamcha only.