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Mark of the Warlock (宿しゅくめいたいけつ そんくうたいベジータ Shukumei no Taiketsu Son Gokū Tai Bejiita, lit. "The Fated Showdown: Son Goku vs Vegeta") is the thirty-eighth volume of the original Dragon Ball manga series. It was released in North America as Dragon Ball Z volume twenty-two, with the chapter count restarting back to one.


Mark of the Warlock

The Lord of Lords, mightiest of the deities, has come to Earth—and he needs the help of Goku, Gohan and Vegeta! From across aeons of time, from across the stars, the evil wizard Bobbidi has returned, gathering "chi" energy to resurrect the imprisoned djinn Boo, the most powerful creature that ever existed. Beneath the ground in a buried spaceship, Bobbidi has assembled a menagerie of vicious beasts from across the galaxy, ready to defeat our heroes and feed their power to the djinn. But the most vicious enemy of all is already standing in the heroes' ranks…[1]


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Son Goku was Earth's greatest hero, and the Dragon Balls—which can grant any wish—were Earth's greatest treasure. After many adventures, Goku finally died saving the world from the monstrous Cell, but he left behind two sons, Gohan and Goten. When a great martial arts tournament was announced, Goku's old friends gathered to participate…and even Goku came from heaven to join in on the action! But before the tournament can really get started, it was interrupted by two otherworldly visitors: Kaiô-shin, the mighty "lord of lords," and his right-hand man, Kibito. Kaiô-shin had come to Earth to track down the diabolical wizard, Bobbidi…and he needs our heroes' help![1]

Volume introduction by Akira Toriyama[]


Toriyama illustrating how hectic his life has recently become.

"It feels like things have gotten even more hectic since the year started. In a addition to Dragon Ball, I have some work I'm doing for a video game, some work for V Jump, and the work I'm doing with my friend designing model kits. And then, in whatever spare time I have left, I have to think up dozen of design plans for my company, Bird Studio. Just as I'm writhing in agony, my dog gets sick, and I've had to find time for trips to the vet. She's fine now.) I want time to good off!"[1]



Info below is retrieved from Viz Media.[1]

  • Son Gohan - A teenage half-Saiyan. Currently in disguise as the "Great Saiyaman."
  • Son Goku - Son Gohan's father, he is one of the last of the Saiyans, a super-strong alien race.
  • Piccolo - An alien from planet Namek.
  • #18 - A powerful and temperamental cyborg.
  • Vegeta - The prince of the Saiyan, he is Goku's archrival.
  • Son Goten - Goku's second half-Saiyan son (after Son Gohan).
  • Trunks - The half-Saiyan son of Vegeta and Bulma (not pictured).
  • Kuririn - Goku's former martial arts classmate. He is married to #18.
  • Kabito - Kaiô-shin's assistant.
  • Kaiô-shin - The supreme deity of the Dragon Ball universe.
  • ???? - A strange being who shows up in this volume…
  • ???? - A strange being who shows up in this volume…



Chapter # Title
(DBZ 252)
"Bobbidi the Warlock"
DB Chapter 446 KZB
(DBZ 253)
"The Evil Masters"
DB Chapter 447 KZB
(DBZ 254)
"The Descent"
DB Chapter 448 KZB
(DBZ 255)
"Stage One: Pocus"
DB Chapter 449 KZB
(DBZ 256)
"Stage Two: Yakon"
(DBZ 257)
"Yakon's Treat"
DB Chapter 451 KZB
(DBZ 258)
"Battle Royale"
DB Chapter 452 KZB
(DBZ 259)
"Mighty Mask Shows His Power!"
DB Chapter 453 KZB
(DBZ 260)
"We Have a Winner!!"
DB Chapter 454 KZB
(DBZ 261)
"A Wicked Soul Revealed"
DB Chapter 455 KZB
(DBZ 262)
"Goku vs. Vegeta"
DB Chapter 456 KZB
(DBZ 263)
"Vegeta's Pride"
DB Chapter 457 KZB
(DBZ 264)
"Two Battles to the Death"
DB Chapter 458 KZB
(DBZ 265)
DB Chapter 459 KZB


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Viz Media (October 10, 2005).

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