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"Sit Tight, Chiaotzu! Tien's Screaming Tri-Beam!" (ってろチャオズ! てんしんはんぜっきょうこうほう Matte ro Chaozu! Tenshinhan Zekkyō no Kikōhō, lit. "Wait, Chaozu! Tenshinhan's Screaming Kikōhō") is the tenth overall episode in the Dragon Ball Z Kai series. This episode first aired in Japan on June 7, 2009. Its original American airdate was June 2, 2010.



Chiaotzu tries to save the other Z-Fighters by self-destructing on Nappa's back

Vegeta mocks Yamcha's death by telling the Z-Fighters to "clear that trash off the battlefield". This enrages Krillin, who uses the Scattering Bullet technique on the four remaining Saibamen, Vegeta and Nappa. Three of the Saibamen are killed instantly, one manages to dodge and the Saiyans simply endure the blast. The last Saibaman tries to attack Gohan, but Piccolo easily kills it with a mouth blast. In place of the Saibamen, Nappa prepares for battle. Nappa faces off against the Z-Fighters and proves to be a formidable opponent. During his attack on Tien Shinhan, Nappa severs his left arm with a devastating punch. In an act of desperation, Chiaotzu attaches himself to Nappa's back and sacrifices himself using a Kamikaze technique, but Nappa is completely unharmed by it.

Grief-stricken and enraged by Chiaotzu's sacrifice, Tien starts fighting Nappa. Blow after blow, Tien easily gets beaten. Krillin tries to help his friend but is easily countered by an Exploding Wave. Tien fires one final Tri-Beam at Nappa, but it only succeeds in blowing Nappa's armor off. Having used up all of his life energy in his last attack, Tien collapses and dies. With the Z-Fighters now down to three, the team can do nothing but hope that Goku will arrive soon. The Saiyans soon learn of their trump card and scoffs at the notion, until Krillin informs the duo of Goku's special training. Intrigued by the possibility of Goku's increased strength, Vegeta gives the Z-Fighters a three-hour reprieve to wait for Goku's arrival.

4Kids edits[]

  • The scene where Piccolo punches the last Saibaman is edited out.
  • The exact point Tien's arm detaching was shown is cut out.
  • The scene where Nappa tries crashing into mountains to get Chiaotzu off his back is removed.
  • Tien's Spirit Tri-Beam has been edited with a checkerboard pattern. This is probably a mistake in the editing program.


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