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"Trunks, Bulma, I do this for you. And yes, even for you...Kakarot!"
Vegeta, right before exploding to try to kill Majin Buu in "Final Atonement"

Final Explosion (ファイナルエクスプロージョン Fainaru Ekusupurōjon) is a last-resort Explosive Wave used by Vegeta.


To begin the attack, Vegeta gathers his life force and converts it into energy, creating flame-like ribbons of energy that spiral around his body. Both his and his opponent's bodies begin emitting small flecks of golden light, resembling dust blowing off of their skin. After giving a furious yell, Vegeta unleashes the attack as a gigantic, swirling dome of golden energy, inflicting enormous damage to his target and their surroundings.

Initially, Vegeta could not use the technique without compromising his own life. However, during the Tournament of Power, Vegeta revealed he could use it and survive the process, despite severely draining his own energy to do so.


Vegeta prepares the final explosion

Vegeta prepares the Final Explosion

Vegeta first uses the technique against Majin Buu. In order to overcome the Majin's fearsome regeneration, Vegeta realized that he had to obliterate him so completely that he wouldn't be able to recover the damage. After bidding farewell to his family, as well as to Goku, Vegeta unleashed the Final Explosion, devastating the landscape and sacrificing himself (his body turning to a statue of ashes in the aftermath, as he had quite literally burned himself out). Buu's incredible regeneration allowed him to survive Vegeta's unsuccessful sacrifice, albeit being blown to utter bits and having to reform in his entirety.

In the Dragon Ball Super anime, Future Trunks had just used up most of his energy in a Super Galick Gun attack against Goku Black. Future Trunks then lured Future Zamasu to the city where he caught him in a full-nelson and tried to use the Final Explosion on Zamasu in an attempt to overcome his immortality, only to have Black stop Trunks by impaling him.

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Vegeta frees himself from Fused Zamasu's grasp

In the Dragon Ball Super manga, when Fused Zamasu has Vegeta in a chokehold, the prince uses a Final Explosion to knock Zamasu away, surviving the attempt (likely due to not being able to draw out a deadly amount of power in his weakened state).

In the anime version of the Tournament of Power, Super Saiyan God SS Evolved Vegeta uses this technique to clash with God of Destruction Mode Top's Sphere of Destruction, overpowering the sphere and eliminating Top while leaving the fighting stage in ruins. Despite being heavily drained and down to his base form, Vegeta managed to withstand his technique and survive.

In Dragon Ball GT, Super Saiyan 4 Goku first utilizes this technique against Super 17, albeit on a much smaller scale, in the hopes of annihilating the android; however, 17 survives the blast by erecting a force field around himself at the last instance, saving Goku's life in the process. He also later mentions Vegeta's technique during his fight with Omega Shenron: he wraps himself around Omega Shenron, ready to show him the "technique my friend Vegeta used against Majin Buu!", and begins to glow and release white specks, but is talked out of using the attack by Vegeta himself, who has concocted a plan to fight the Shadow Dragon.

In Super Dragon Ball Heroes, Vegeta uses the technique again in order to shatter space-time, creating a vortex for Goku to escape Ozotto's Palace through. Despite dropping unconscious from the move, Vegeta is rescued by Goku and carried outside of the true Ozotto.[5]

Video Game Appearances[]


Final Explosion in Ultimate Battle 22

The technique appears under the name Final Blast Bomb in the Butōden series (it's Vegeta's Meteor Attack in Dragon Ball Z: Shin Butōden), I'll Blow You To Pieces! in Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors, and Suicide (自爆) in Dragon Ball Z: Legendary Super Warriors and Super Dragon Ball Z.

Final Explosion was first named so in the Budokai series; in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3, Vegeta kicks his opponent off the ground, then launches them back down and powers up while shouting "I'm gonna blow you to bits!!!" and after attack/defense wins, he shouts "Fight me!" thus exploding causing heavy damage to himself and his opponent. If the attack wins, the opponent is defeated and Vegeta survives with a sliver of health, and if the defense wins, it is the reverse effect. In the Budokai series, Vegeta simply surrounds himself with an aura of golden ki, before releasing the explosion. It cannot be avoided easily, but it can be blocked. Following the aftermath, Vegeta will survive with a lot of self-damage taken, but if the player can manage to keep Vegeta from further harm, he will eventually recover to the state he was in, before the explosion.

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Final Explosion in Buu's Fury

Final Explosion is Majin Vegeta's Ultimate Blast in the Budokai Tenkaichi series, Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2, the Raging Blast series, Dragon Ball Z For Kinect, Dragon Ball Heroes, and Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z.

It is Vegeta's special attack in Jump Ultimate Stars. Its usage costs him nearly all of Vegeta's health, with the exceptions in Dragon Ball GT: Final Bout, Supersonic Warriors 2, and Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World.

In a cutscene in Dragon Ball Z: Buu's Fury, Vegeta uses this technique against Majin Buu while he in his base form.


Final Effort in Dragon Ball Online

In Dragon Ball Online, this technique is called Final Effort and is a spiritual attack of the Martial Artist skill tree that can be learned at level 28. Unlike other skills that require EP, this technique sacrifices health and unleashes a high-hitting spiritual attack with area-of-effect properties.

In the scenario "Majin Piccolo is Born" in Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team, Majin Piccolo uses the Final Explosion in place of Majin Vegeta and destroys Majin Buu due to blowing up every piece of him.

In Dragon Ball Heroes, Akina can use the Final Explosion as one of her techniques. Vegeta uses this attack while utilizing his Super Saiyan God SS・Shinka form.

Extreme Butoden SSJ Vegeta Final Ultimate Combo (Attack to End All Attacks)

The cinematic that appears when performing Super Saiyan Vegeta's Final Ultimate Combo in Extreme Butōden

In Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden, it is used by Super Saiyan Vegeta as his Final Ultimate Combo under the name Attack to End All Attacks. Majin Vegeta also uses the Final Explosion as his Z-Assist support attack, which damages all fighters on screen.


[Brief Paternal Moment] Majin Vegeta's Active Skill

In Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle, the Final Explosion appears as the Super Attack for numerous Majin Vegeta characters. Most notably, it appears as an attack-type Active Skill for the UR-rarity character [Brief Paternal Moment] Majin Vegeta. It reappears again in similar fashion on the character [True Warrior Race] Super Saiyan God SS Evolved Vegeta.

In Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, it appears as one of Majin Vegeta's Ultimate Skills and can be obtained by the Future Warrior from the TP Medal Shop. Unlike most depictions, it does not kill or harm the user, but instead leaves them vulnerable after the attack is complete via turning them into ashes (in the case of the Future Warrior they are simply immobilized temporarily and fall to the ground), which causes them to fall all the way to the ground in the said state. Majin Vegeta also performs the technique during the Decisive Battle with Majin Buu Saga after the Future Warrior defeats Broly. Like in the original history, Majin Vegeta says goodbye to his son before knocking out Trunks and Goten whom he entrusts to Piccolo. He also thanks the Future Warrior for allowing him to fight Kakarot as he wanted by keeping Broly from interfering before telling them to flee. Majin Vegeta then sacrifices himself in a valiant yet futile attempt to kill Innocent Buu, which is witnessed by his son's counterpart from the Time Nest who afterwards reassures Old Kai and Chronoa that he is proud to be his father's son despite what he witnessed.