When the opponent fires a ki blast, the user waves their hand(s) and slaps the ki blasts away, being free from harm.
Goku deflects Frieza's Death Beam and Barrage Death Beam both to protect himself and to ensure the attacks don't hit his friends behind him. Frieza when witnessing this expressed awe at this, indicating such was unusual especially for a Saiyan.
Ultimate Gohan bounces a Gack! from Super Buu, Vegito manages to catch Super Buu's one-handed Destroy Everything! sphere and kicks it back up into the air, and he later deflects Super Buu's Super Kamehameha back at his face.
In Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge, Salza and Neiz are shown deflecting Goku's Triple Kamehameha waves aimed toward them, Cooler is shown deflecting an Energy Wave from Goku, and Salza is later shown deflecting Piccolo's Chasing Bullet and Krillin's Homing Energy Wave.
In Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler, On New Namek, Gohan deflects a blast from a Cyclopian Guard in order to save a Namekian warrior and Super Saiyan Goku deflects Meta-Cooler's Finger Blitz Barrage.
In Dragon Ball Z: Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan, Goku during the first part of his fight against Super Saiyan A-type Broly managed to deflect one of his Eraser Cannons, knocking Broly into the lake, although the latter was largely unscathed from the explosion. It is also implied that this resulted in Broly's Ring being damaged, resulting in him increasing his power.
In Dragon Ball Z: Broly - Second Coming, After Broly faked out Gohan with one of his Eraser Shots by having it apparently target Gohan only to reveal he intended to target Goten, Trunks, and Videl, Gohan, using brief spurts of speed to outrun it, proceeded to deflect the Eraser Cannon, and also attempted to raise a barrier around the others to defend them from the impending explosion.
Other Dragon Ball Stories
Other techniques are able to deflect energy blasts:
- Tien Shinhan deflects Yamcha's Kamehameha with a Kiai.
- Misokatsun deflects Master Roshi's Kamehameha with his Super Flexible Body.
- Recoome deflects Gohan's Masenko with a Super Breath.
- Evil Buu reflects Good Buu's Transfiguration Beam with a Super Breath.
- Super Saiyan 3 Goku deflects Innocent Buu's Kamehameha with a Double Axe Handle.
- Super Vegito kicks Super Buu's two-handed Energy Sphere.
- Kid Buu deflects Goku's True Kamehameha with a Double Axe Handle at the expense of his upper limbs and left shoulder.
- While in Hell, Goku deflects a Kamehameha from Cell with a stick while riding a Death Saucer.
Video Game Appearances
The technique can be used by all the playable characters in the Budokai series and Budokai Tenkaichi series. In the Raging Blast series and Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi, the technique can be used to deflect not just normal Ki Blasts, but long-ranged Super Attacks as well.
In Dragon Ball Xenoverse, all characters can use Ki Blast Deflect as long as they move normally, but will not deflect super Ki Blast moves.
In Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, all characters can use Ki Blast Deflect by using Just Guard (guarding right before an attack hits) when they are about to be hit by a normal ki blast. However this will not deflect super Ki Blast moves.
In Dragon Ball FighterZ, certain ranged ki-based attacks can be deflected with correct timing. It is referred as "Reflect!" in the messages when successful.
- Dragon Ball Z Collectible Card Game, 2000
- Daizenshuu 7, 1996
- Dragon Ball Xenoverse, 2015
- Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, 2016
- Dragon Ball episode 40, "Horrifying Buyon"
- Dragon Ball episode 139, "Rematch"
- Dragon Ball Z episode 28, "Goku's Arrival"
- Dragon Ball Z episode 81, "Déjà vu"
- Dragon Ball Z episode 83, "Another Transformation?"
- Dragon Ball Z episode 85, "The Renewed Goku"
- Dragon Ball Z episode 86, "The End of Vegeta"
- Dragon Ball Z episode 120, "Another Super Saiyan?"
- Dragon Ball Z episode 184, "Cell Juniors Attack!"
- Dragon Ball Z episode 227, "Heart of a Villain"
- Dragon Ball Z episode 246, "Buu's Mutiny"
- Dragon Ball Z episode 262, "Unlucky Break"
- Dragon Ball Z episode 267, "Ready to Fuse?"
- Dragon Ball Z episode 270, "Rip in the Universe"
- Dragon Ball Z episode 277, "End of Earth"
- Dragon Ball Z episode 281, "Minute of Desperation"
- Dragon Ball: The Return of Son Goku and Friends!, 2008
- Dragon Ball GT episode 4, "The Most Wanted List"
- Dragon Ball GT episode 27, "The Attack on Vegeta"
- Dragon Ball GT episode 60, "Super Saiyan 4 Fusion"
- Dragon Ball Z episode 271, "Vegito... Downsized"
- Dragon Ball GT episode 43, "The Resurrection of Cell and Frieza"