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"Who did I kill? Trunks?"
— Cell in "A Hero's Farewell"

Full Power Death Beam[3] (フルパワーデスビーム Furupawā Desubīmu) is a full-powered version of the Death Beam used by Cell in his Super Perfect form.


The user extends his index finger forward and fires a Death Beam that is slightly bigger and more powerful than the original. The technique is performed by Cell due to some of his cells originating from the technique's presumed inventor King Cold.


After self-destructing on King Kai's Planet and regenerating himself, Super Perfect Cell returns to Earth by using Instant Transmission and uses the Full Power Death Beam to randomly kill Future Trunks, much to the rest of the Dragon Team' shock and surprise.

Video Game Appearances

The attack is briefly seen in a cutscene in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai where Super Perfect Cell randomly fires the attack at Future Trunks. The attack was named "Full Power Death Beam" in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3, where it's one of the Blast 2 attacks of King Cold and Super Perfect Cell, and the only Finger Beam in the game that is clashable; the Full Power Death Beam's color is originally yellow when Cell performs the move in Dragon Ball Z, whereas its color is changed to purple whenever Cell or King Cold perform the move in Budokai Tenkaichi 3. The Full Power Death Beam also appears in Dragon Ball Z: Raging Blast 2 and Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z as one of Perfect Cell's Super Attacks named Perfect Death Beam.

In Dragon Ball Legends, it appears under the name Death Beam as the Special Quirk Skill Arts for Perfect Cell (DBL26-08S) though it can only be used after Perfect Form Cell (DBL26-08S) revives which causes him to transform into Perfect Cell (in-game Super Perfect Cell is known simply as Perfect Cell).[2]


Piercing Beam in the DBZ Collectible Card Game

  • Cell's attack appears in the Dragon Ball Z Collectible Card Game as part of the card "Namekian Piercing Beam" ; it is an energy attack which, if successful, discards one of the opponent's allies in play and lowers their anger level by one.
  • In the initial dub for the episode, Cell was indicated to have been deliberately targeting Future Trunks with his boast of "My aim is as good as ever! It's so good to be back!". The remastered versions changed this to have him say "Who did I kill? Trunks?", making it clear that Cell had simply hit Trunks randomly.