Alarmed by the news broadcast she is seeing, Bulma calls Kame House from her airplane. Krillin answers and tells her that Gohan and Future Trunks have not returned, and Bulma instructs him to turn their television to channel 872. Krillin, Yamcha, and Master Roshi do so, and they see a report telling them that the clothes of the people of Gingertown have been found abandoned. After repeating the news that the population of Gingertown has vanished, the report goes on to say that the residents seemed to have been fighting something. Krillin believes the androids have attacked, but Bulma disagrees, saying that Gohan and Future Trunks can tell him what they saw when they return. The pair return soon after, and watch the news broadcast as police shoot at something in the background. The police soon stop shooting, and the cameraman himself appears scared and screams for help before the signal is cut off.
Up on The Lookout, Piccolo asks what Kami is seeing down on Earth. Kami replies that there is no need to explain, as Piccolo will know once they become one. Piccolo and Mr. Popo are surprised by this, with Piccolo being pleased that Kami made up his mind so quickly. Piccolo demands to be the dominant mind, to which Kami agrees, saying that he will simply give Piccolo power and knowledge. Piccolo touches Kami on the chest, and Kami says that the Earth now needs a great warrior rather than a god. Piccolo and Kami then fuse. Mr. Popo, calling the newly formed Namekian Kami, tells him not to die. The fused Namekian says that he is no longer Piccolo or Kami, but is a Namekian who has forgotten his name. He then waves and says he must go before flying away.
Back at Kame House, Future Trunks believes that whatever hatched from the egg they found is causing the problems in Gingertown. Although Yamcha and Krillin urge him not to, he decides to go investigate. Gohan says that he will go as well, and Chi-Chi loudly objects. Future Trunks tells the trio to stay and protect Goku from the androids, and that he can handle himself. Meanwhile, Piccolo has flown to Gingertown and quickly spots the creature (whose feet are visible). He calls the thing a freak of nature.
- Kami uses angular speech bubbles in this chapter, which are normally reserved for androids, villains, and Super Saiyans.
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