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Goku's Final Attack! Countdown to Planet Namek's Destruction! (そんくうさいいちげき…ナメックせいちゅう Son Gokū, Saigo no Ichigeki… Namekku-sei Uchū ni Chiru, lit. "The Final Blow, Son Goku... Planet Namek Scatters Throughout Space...") is the fifty-third episode of Dragon Ball Z Kai. This episode first aired in Japan on April 18, 2010. Its original American airdate was February 10, 2011.


On Earth, Grand Elder Guru passes away again; however, before his death, he gives his power to one of his eldest sons, Moori, making him the new Grand Elder, and thereby preserving the power of the Namekian Dragon Balls.

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Goku and Frieza

Meanwhile, on Namek, the dying Frieza begs for mercy from Goku. Despite his better judgement, Goku cannot ignore Frieza's pleas for help and gives the tyrant some of his own ki before departing the vanishing planet. However, Frieza lets his pride get the better of him and unleashes one final ki blast at Goku, but the Super Saiyan decides that enough is enough, and easily repels the blast right back at the tyrant with an Angry Kamehameha, and seemingly destroys Frieza. Goku then attempts to escape in Frieza's Spaceship, but is unable to make it take off and it is too late. Namek finally explodes. Is this the end of our hero?


  • In the Nicktoons broadcast of the episode, Frieza's line, "Or better, still, to die in disgrace at the hands of your master!" has been changed to "Or better, still, to be crushed like an insect at the whim of your master!" Also, he calls Goku a "simian upstart" instead of a "simian bastard" to fit the TV-Y7-FV rating. In the 4Kids version, the line was cut.
  • The words "die" and Goku screaming out "You fool!" was muted out in the 4Kids version.
  • The beam struggle was cut in the 4Kids version.
  • The entire scene with Frieza being vaporized by Goku's Angry Kamehameha was cut in the 4Kids version. In the Nicktoons version, as Frieza is being vaporized as camera zooms to his surprised face, the screen fades to white.


  • In the English dubbed version, this is the first episode to feature Shunsuke Kikuchi's original background music for Dragon Ball Z, since previous composer Kenji Yamamoto had been removed for copyright infringement reasons.
  • This is the first episode where "Dragon Soul" is sung by Sonny Strait.


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