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"King of the Demons" (待ち受けるワナ!!魔界からの挑戦状 Machiukeru Wana!! Makai kara no Chōsenjō, lit. "The Awaiting Trap!! A Challenge From the Demon Realm") is the second episode of the Babidi Saga and the two hundred twenty-first overall episode in the original dubbed and the uncut Dragon Ball Z series. This episode first aired in Japan on March 16, 1994. Its original American airdate was October 16, 2001.



Dabura about to kill Kibito

The episode begins with Babidi and Dabura speaking outside his spaceship. The Dragon Team speak about the death of Yamu and Spopovich. Babidi realizes that the Z Fighters are watching them and they plan to steal their energy by luring them into the spaceship disposing of the weaker fighters. Babidi then requests that the Supreme Kai is spared for his pleasure. Vegeta then shouts, "HE KNOWS THAT WE'RE HERE!" Dabura flies directly at the Z Fighters and fires an Evil Impulse at Kibito from point blank range, destroying him. Vegeta and Goku take a couple of quick swipes at Dabura. Dabura then spits on Krillin and Piccolo, turning them into stone. Dabura flies back to the spaceship while Goku, Vegeta, Gohan and the Supreme Kai remain at the cliff face.

Back at the World Martial Arts Tournament, the crowd is getting restless while Goten and Trunks argue about why the intermission is happening.


Gohan, Goku and Vegeta enter Babidi's spaceship

Supreme Kai warns Goku that if he touches both of them, they will break and none of them will never return to normal. Supreme Kai explains that the only way for Krillin and Piccolo can be restored to normal is if they defeat Dabura. Goku and Gohan begin towards the ship while Supreme Kai tries to explain that they are going into a trap. Vegeta then follows the father and son combination and then, reluctantly, Supreme Kai makes his way to the ship. As the Saiyan warriors land, Supreme Kai lands and says that they cannot escape the ship until they destroy Babidi. Vegeta plans to destroy the ship but Supreme Kai yells that any sudden shock could revive Majin Buu.


Vegeta, Goku and Gohan deciding who will fight Pui Pui

Babidi injects Gohan's energy into the Sealed Ball containing Majin Buu. Meanwhile, Pui Pui enters the room with the Saiyans and the Supreme Kai. Pui Pui explains that they must defeat one warrior at each level, while Goku asks who fights first. Babidi finishes injecting Gohan's energy into the Sealed Ball which is now half full. Babidi and Dabura look into a Crystal Ball while Goku, Vegeta and Gohan, to everyone's amazement, are playing Rock-Paper-Scissors to find out who fights first. Vegeta wins the game and must fight Pui Pui. Supreme Kai is really uptight over the light treatment of Pui Pui. Vegeta and Pui Pui square off as Goku, Gohan and Supreme Kai look on.

Major Events

  • Kibito is killed by Dabura.
  • Krillin and Piccolo are turned to stone.
  • Goku, Vegeta, Gohan and Shin enter Babidi's Spaceship.


  • Dabura vs. Goku, Vegeta, Krillin, and Piccolo
  • Pui Pui vs. Vegeta





Bruce Faulconer tracks

  • "Frieza Begs" - After Krillin and Piccolo are turned to stone.
  • "Frieza Begs" - As Goku, Gohan, Vegeta and Supreme Kai enter Babidi's ship.

Differences from the manga

  • In the anime, after Dabura kills Kibito, Goku and Vegeta attack him out of retaliation though are unable to land a blow. In the manga, they do not attack him at all.
  • Goten and Trunks arguing over and Gohan and the reason the Tournament came to a halt before stumbling over the railing (while as Mighty Mask) is exclusive to the anime.


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