The Black Star Dragon Balls
Five years after Goku and Uub left the 28th World Martial Arts Tournament in the Peaceful World Saga depicted at the end of Dragon Ball Z, the series begins with Goku and Uub fighting in the depths of the Lookout, and damaging it in the process. Meanwhile, three robots sneak their way into the Lookout. The robots are being controlled by none other than Emperor Pilaf and his assistants, Shu and Mai. They are much older since last seen in Dragon Ball. The three have come to the Lookout to find the Black Star Dragon Balls, alternate Dragon Balls that were created by the Nameless Namekian before he separated into Kami and King Piccolo. However, these balls had been hidden away.
While the three discuss the nature of the Dragon Balls and gathering them so they can summon Shenron, Goku and Uub exit from the depths of the lookout, revealing that Uub has officially finished his training. After the two are fully healed, Uub bids Goku, Dende, and Mr. Popo farewell and leaves as he goes back to his village. Goku grabs a bite to eat and is on the verge of following Uub out of the Lookout while he is about to leave the lookout to return home as he tells Dende and Mr. Popo that he hasn't been home for so many years and thinks that his wife, Chi-Chi is going to be mad at him for being gone so long when he sees the mysterious light as Emperor Pilaf activates the Black Star Dragon Balls, calling forth Ultimate Shenron for his wish. However, before Pilaf can make his wish to take over the world, Goku walks in on them in the middle of the summoning after asking what is going on here and Emperor Pilaf remembers him after asking Shu and Mai that this guy looks very familiar despite the fact that such a long time had passed. He orders Mai and Shu to kill Goku with their rockets, but Goku easily halts the missiles in midair without setting them off and tells the gang that they never change. This causes Emperor Pilaf to get angry and he blurts out that he wishes Goku was still a child, so that he could defeat him, unaware that the red dragon is listening. The red dragon overhears the accidental wish and then grants it, as Goku is magically lifted and is put into a gold bubble and his body and clothes begin to shrink, turning Goku back into a twelve-year-old child, much to Pilaf's dismay.
King Kai hears about someone had made a wish upon the Black Star Dragon Balls and tells Goku the only way he can return to normal is to use the Black Star Dragon Balls and summon Shenron, but Goku says that he kinda likes being the size of a kid again and thinks it is no big deal despite the obvious trepidation of King Kai, Dende, and Mr. Popo, and he heads back to Earth after Mr. Popo informs Goku that the Black Star Dragon Balls are scattered in the entire galaxy after the wish is made than the regular Dragon Balls. While moving around the city, he runs into his granddaughter, Pan as she is stopping a bank robbery while she is on a date with Poperu, although she does not seem to recognize him at first as she thinks that it's a boy who is about to get hurt by the robbers and tells the unknown little boy to get out of the situation. Not until a visiting Master Roshi points him out and recognizes Goku after Roshi asks Goku of how he became small and Goku tells Roshi that Emperor Pilaf used the Dragon Balls and made a wish that he was small again before asking if Chi-Chi will become mad at him for being gone so long does she realize who the boy is as Pan becomes horrified. Later, Goku breaks the news of his downsizing to Chi-Chi, Gohan, and Videl, who are all dumbfounded by this recent mishap. However, it gets worse as King Kai brings news that when a wish is granted using the Black Star Dragon Balls, the planet that the balls were used on eventually explodes within one year's time, due to the huge amount of energy needed to grant the wish. Making matters more dire is that the Black Star Dragon Balls are spread across the entire universe rather than the planet. The only way to stop Earth from complete destruction is to find all the Black Star Dragon Balls and bring them back.
Soon, Bulma goes to work on a spaceship while Goku, who recruits Trunks and Goten (with the help of Vegeta, replacing Gohan (who was originally going to help Goku on the journey)) prepares for their journey. On the day of the launch, Trunks and Goku enter the ship, but Goten receives a call from his girlfriend and he stands outside to talk on his cell phone just as he is about to climb aboard the spaceship with Trunks and Goku. Videl and Gohan search for Pan after Videl asks Gohan if she has seen Pan, but she is nowhere in sight. Inside the ship, Pan is waiting for Goku and Trunks to enter. She presses the ignition switch and the ship leaps into space. Goten is left behind and goes back to dating his girlfriend as a loose component of the ship falls off and lands by Bulma's feet. After crashing on planet Imecka, Goku, Trunks, and Pan stay at a hotel. Once they realize that they are being charged a fortune for every little aspect of the room, they decide to leave. When they return to the location of their spaceship, they realize it is taken by the Imeckian Army. Also, they are forced to pick up a robot, who they later name Giru, since the robot swallows their Dragon Radar and fuses with it, thus becoming the group's radar for the journey. With the assistance of his bodyguard Ledgic and his thugs Sheela and Gale, the leader of Imecka, Don Kee, has made a fortune on the planet, bankrupting the rest of the population. After he tries to have Goku's ship torn apart for scraps, Goku, Pan, and Trunks try to save their ship.
After coming across Imecka's forces to retrieve the ship, they are labeled as criminals and are posted in the wanted ads across the city. When they realize that the citizens of Imecka are extremely poor and are living in poverty, Goku decides to return to Don Kee's castle and step up to the greedy Lord Don Kee. And after Goku, Pan, and Trunks attack Don Kee's mansion compound and easily defeat Sheela and Gale, Don Kee is forced to unleash a few traps. These prove to be insufficient and Ledgic appears from behind the three meddlers. Ledgic unveils a few attacks against Goku, including expanding chains and razor-sharp dual blades, which he magically summons. Even after posing to be a formidable foe and revealing to Goku that he is well aware of Goku's Saiyan ancestry, Ledgic is still toppled by Goku's attack. Admiring Goku's skill, Ledgic decides not to struggle against him. Don Kee then commands Ledgic to get up and defeat them, but Ledgic decides to kick him aside instead. Goku has freed the people of Imecka and they thank him. They continue their journey for the Black Star Dragon Balls.
Goku, Trunks, and Pan land on another planet and they find that a monster named Zoonama is causing earthquakes by flicking his whiskers in order to scare the people into giving him a bride. Goku and Pan disguise Trunks as "Trunksette" and he pretends to go away with Zoonama. Once they find out that he is not in control of the quakes and they happen spontaneously, Zoonama asks for forgiveness from the town and just as Goku, Pan, and Trunks are about to depart and continue their journey, a mysterious fellow steals their Dragon Ball.
The thief is revealed to be Bon Para of the Para Brothers. Along with Don Para and Son Para, he returns the Dragon Ball to Cardinal Mutchy Mutchy of the Luud Cult. Cardinal Mutchy Mutchy is dressed in a robe and wields a long whip. It is revealed that Cardinal Mutchy Mutchy is collecting energy to feed into Luud, a huge mechanical menace who is currently inactive. Followers of the cult watch as Cardinal Mutchy Mutchy turns one of his subordinates into a doll for failing to retrieve a Dragon Ball. It becomes apparent to the Para Para Brothers that failure is not an option. They are told that another Dragon Ball was in the possession of Goku, Trunks, and Pan. They brought one back but foolishly missed another. They are sent back to retrieve the ball. The Para Brothers follow Goku, Pan, and Trunks into the intergalactic beehive Beehay, where they assume the trio will be eliminated by Mouma. However, as the three are successful in surviving the dangers, the Para Brothers decide to step in and steal their remaining Dragon Ball and reveal a body-hypnotizing technique to them: a break dance called Para Para Boogie which they can't control. After they are placed under the hypnosis, the Para Brothers try to steal the other Dragon Ball. They are almost successful in their endeavor, but they are followed by the angered Z Fighters, who move to knock them out while they were approaching the Luud Cult.
They proceed to tie up the Para Brothers and drag them to the Luud cult. Once there, they toss them in front of Cardinal Mutchy Mutchy. The Cardinal is not in a forgiving mood and the Para Para Brothers are then turned into dolls and fed to Luud for their failure. Cardinal Mutchy Mutchy turns Pan into a doll as well, but before he can eliminate her, Dolltaki steps in and decides to add her to his doll collection. Dolltaki is a central orator for the Luud cult and he gives a speech to Luud's followers for sacrificing themselves for the greater good. As Goku and Trunks are occupied by Cardinal Mutchy Mutchy, Dolltaki begins to play around with his new Pan doll. He receives a transmission from Dr. Myuu, who tells him to feed the doll to Luud, as it holds a tremendous amount of energy, but Dolltaki protects the doll, expressing his strong liking for the doll.
After Cardinal Mutchy Mutchy is defeated, it is revealed that his whip has a mind of its own as it transforms into a golden monster with extended arms named Mutchy. This demonic incarnation proceeds to battle Goku on a platform and is posing to be a threat until he is blasted from behind by Trunks. After Luud is unleashed and activated, the humongous Machine Mutant goes on a rampage, battling Goku. Its eyes light up as its arms rotate extremely quickly, resembling propellers. Goku's blasts bounce off as if they were nothing. Then, as Dolltaki is also fed to Luud along with Pan as a last resort by Dr. Myuu to conquer the fighters, Luud becomes super-powered and continues to attack Goku. Inside of Luud, the people who were turned into dolls try to contemplate a plan to take down Luud. The Para Para Brothers sing a tune which forces Dolltaki to reveal Luud's weakness. After it is revealed that Luud's weakness lies in a red cell above his heart, Goku must time his attack to fall in sync with Luud's interior. After some unsuccessful attempts, Goku is able to take down the enormous machine by targeting the correct spot.
Everyone who was inside of Luud is released and they are no longer dolls. Rather, they are freed and returned to their normal state. Goku, Pan, and Trunks continue their journey. Dolltaki makes a journey of his own in order to report back to Dr. Myuu. However, he is met with General Rilldo instead, who informs him of his failure. He then proceeds to relay a message to Dolltaki that Dr. Myuu ordered his execution. Rilldo eliminates Dolltaki with a direct blast to his face and proceeds to contact Dr. Myuu. Giru reveals that planet M-2 is his home planet and that they should make a stop there. The Z Fighters oblige. They find the planet nearly deserted except for a few robots designed similar to Giru running around. Giru then leads the heroes into the hands of their enemy. The heroes are unaware of Giru's past and the fact that he is an operational instrument of General Rilldo's base. It is further revealed that Giru was sent to lure the heroes there in order to extract their Dragon Balls and their biological data. This is an apparent trap as General Rilldo's Sigma Force proceeds to capture Goku and Trunks. The Sigma Force includes the robot units of Commander Nezi, Ribet, Natt, and Bizu. The Sigma Force robot elites, led by Commander Nezi, take Pan away in order to use her as a guinea pig in their operations. Goku and Trunks are attacked by Bizu, one of the Sigma Force. Bizu proceeds to absorb them into his construct as they try their best to combat the robot.
Giru reveals that planet M-2 is his home planet and that they should make a stop there. The Z-Fighters oblige. They find the planet nearly deserted except for a few robots designed similar to Giru running around. Giru then leads the heroes into the hands of their enemy. The heroes are unaware of Giru's past and the fact that he is an operational instrument of General Rilldo's base. It is further revealed that Giru was sent to lure the heroes there in order to extract their Dragon Balls and their biological data.
This is an apparent trap as General Rilldo's Sigma Force proceeds to capture Goku and Trunks. The Sigma Force includes the robot units of Commander Nezi, Ribet, Natt, and Bizu. The Sigma Force robot elites, led by Commander Nezi, take Pan away in order to use her as a guinea pig in their operations. Goku and Trunks are attacked by Bizu, one of the Sigma Force. Bizu proceeds to absorb them into his construct as they try their best to combat the robot. The Saiyans arriving on the supposedly deserted planet M-2 as they continue on their quest for the Black Star Dragon Balls. However, they find themselves caught in a trap by the planet's inhabitants whom happen to be mutant robots. They find that Giru was deceiving them all along and had lured them into this trap. Giru, who joins General Rilldo at his side, is referred to by his model number and further congratulated.
General Rilldo recommends that Giru receive a medal of honor for a mission well done. Giru likes the exceptional attention and honorable medal but regrets betraying Goku's team. Dr. Myuu transmits a message to Rilldo telling him to transport the newly captured specimens for further examination. Goku and Trunks are first attacked by an absorbing Bizu, who tries to hold them in his mechanism, completely draining them of their energy. After they are exhausted, they are taken to a laboratory to be examined like guinea pigs and they are separated from Pan, who continues to do battle with and overcome the shifty Natt, who seems to be capable of phasing through walls and integrating himself with his surroundings. However, after Pan successfully defeats him, she is also captured.
Pan manages to escape and later rescues Goku, who does battle with the robotic group of commandos known as the Mega Cannon Sigma Force and their leader General Rilldo, who reveals a secret technique, entrapping Trunks in metallic alloy (a reference to Han Solo from the Star Wars franchise). Trunks is then transported away by Rilldo for examination and experimentation. Eventually, the entire Sigma Force (including Commander Nezi, Ribet, and Bizu but minus Natt) come together to form the deadly Super Mega Cannon Sigma, a huge mechanized shapeshifter with a slew of robotic enhancements. After Goku is able to take down the entire Sigma Force by himself, he is met by General Rilldo. Rilldo reveals his intention to integrate organic beings into Machine Mutants across the entire universe, explaining that the strong must survive and the weak must perish.
The maniacal General assumes a more combat effective form, with a drill-based arm and a sleek design. After Rilldo continues to hold his own against the powerful Goku, he assumes a Meta form, in which he also reveals that he can control the entire planet's environment, assuming control of Goku's surroundings and melting around him like a deadly alloy. Meanwhile, Pan managed to stumble across the Dragon Balls, and went to join Goku. However, her presence turns out to be in vain as Meta Rilldo manages to capture both of them and trap them in the same manner as Trunks. Giru assists as all three of them are sent to Dr. Myuu's lab. Here, Dr. Myuu orders Giru to aid him in chopping the three up to extract their power, but Giru has a change of heart and manages to rescue the Pan and Goku. Dr. Myuu and crew grab Trunks' slab, and in the scramble to recover it is smashes to the ground, and he apparently dies. However, Trunks quickly appears and reveals that everything up to that point was according to his plan. Trunks reveals that Myuu has been hiding a secret and that he isn't the only Machine Mutant around.
Trunks opens a door in Myuu's lab and leads his friends to a small incubation chamber which holds a tiny robotic life form. It is there that we see Myuu's true creation, Baby. Goku comments that he looks cute although he is unaware of the magnitude of power the entity possesses. Myuu reveals his plan to integrate everyone into Machine Mutants. Baby then awakes from his water-induced sleep and breaks free from his containment after being revived by the meddling Saiyans. The small beady-eyed Baby attacks the intruders.
He is then halted by the three with numerous blasts. However, as a defeated and injured Dr. Myuu makes a daring escape, a piece of Baby's scattered remains jumps onto his skin. Goku, Trunks, and Pan resume their mission. They board their ship and try to leave planet M-2, but are suddenly halted. It is none other than General Rilldo and he is holding onto their ship, preventing them to perform a lift-off. They still manage to blast off after Trunks reveals to Rilldo that he was being used by Myuu for the substantial empowering of Baby. Rilldo refuses to believe this and is shocked as he is blown to oblivion by a combined Kamehameha-like attack from all three Saiyans. The ship's thrusters take off, leaving no remnant of General Rilldo behind.
After Myuu is well into space and swears vengeance, a more deceitful Baby rips Dr. Myuu apart, busting out of him and reforming into his original state. Baby explains that it was really he who planned vengeance and programmed all the Machine Mutants to do his bidding and that Myuu was merely one of his pawns. It is revealed that Baby is a Tuffle and he seeks to avenge the demise of his technologically advanced race. Afterwards, on their next stop, Goku, Pan, and Trunks enter a ship in outer space that is nearly empty of all its passengers. A young alien boy is still breathing and they take him with them, leaving the ship.
They land on planet Pital and take the boy to a hospital. However, they are all unaware that Baby was hiding inside the boy and he was responsible for murdering everyone on board the vacant ship in outer space. Baby proceeds to jump from the boy's body to a doctor's body in order to catch Goku and his friends at a disadvantage. However, Goku suspects that Baby is among them and reveals that to the doctor, who Baby leaves after realizing that his cover has been blown. The threat becomes even worse as Goku and his friends realize that this menace can hop from one host to another like a parasite.
As Baby arrives on Earth before Goku and his friends, he decides to target the strongest Saiyans as his next hosts. Baby's main mission is revealed: to get revenge on the Saiyans for their destruction of his race many years ago. The Saiyans terrorized Planet Plant, brutally murdered the entire Tuffle race and stole much of their technology. As Baby swears vengeance on the remaining Saiyans, who happen to be the only descendants of that guilty race, he scours the city to find a formidable host. After hopping from one body to another and coming across Mr. Satan, Baby finds his next suitable candidate: Goten.
After successfully invading Goten's body and controlling his mind, Baby, now using Goten's body, goes to the Son family home. There, he is met by Gohan, who knows something is wrong with Goten. He then asks Goten to come outside. As Gohan asks Baby what he did with his brother, the Tuffle reveals his plan to Gohan and switches bodies with him. Piccolo then attempts to stop the deadly Baby inside Gohan's body, but is unsuccessful.
Baby proceeds to his real target: Vegeta. Meanwhile, Vegeta and Bra are returning from a day of shopping, which Bra thanks her father for. The demented Baby then arrives in Gohan's body seeking vengeance. He proceeds to fire at Vegeta and Bra. Much of Bra's shopping is destroyed, which infuriates her. Vegeta tells Bra to step aside as he is intrigued by this opponent. Baby reveals to him that he is a Tuffle and has returned to exact vengeance because of all the evil that was done to his race by the primate-like Saiyans. Vegeta mocks his very existence and doubts his ability to survive against a Saiyan elite, much less carry out vengeance. But Baby proves otherwise as he puts Gohan's body to good use against Vegeta, claiming that Gohan's training should be sufficient. Baby leaves Gohan's body and successfully goes inside Vegeta's body to achieve his long-awaited victory.
Vegeta has survived the attack from the possessed brothers, but Baby manages to get the upper hand and jumps directly into Vegeta's mind, controlling him further. Vegeta struggles to maintain control of his body but fails against Baby's powerful manipulation and parasitic nature. Baby makes Vegeta his permanent host, but vows to kill him when he's through using his body. Baby begins to spread his infection across the planet. Goku, Pan and Trunks arrive back on Earth only to find that everyone, including their own families, have turned against them due to Baby's mind control (except for Good Buu, whose body is immune to Baby's parasitic nature and Mr. Satan, who was hiding within Buu).
In a desperate attempt to save what's left, Goku concocts a plan to give Dende the Dragon Balls for safekeeping. Goku is convinced that Earth is spared from terrible destruction. However, he is unaware that Dende has also fallen under Baby's control. Goku confronts Baby by going Super Saiyan 3, but his young body isn't powerful enough to maintain Super Saiyan 3 and reach the capacity needed to ensure victory over Baby, who gains even more power from Gohan, Goten, Trunks, Bra, and the rest of his Tuffle Parasites. As a result, Goku is thus beaten and nearly killed, but Kibito Kai interferes and rescues him at the last possible moment. Baby then uses the Black Star Dragon Balls to wish back Planet Plant, sealing the Earth's fate, and begins to move all his mind-controlled subjects to it. Baby enjoys this victory as he feels that, finally, vengeance has been served.
While on the path to the other world dimension, Goku is accidentally dropped into another, even weirder dimension, where he must play "the game after life". Like a game show contestant bent only on luck, Goku knows this is one gamble he can't win; no one ever wins in the game after life. Sugoro, the host, is a shape-shifting alien who controls the realm now known as Sugoroku Space. Sugoru (who assumes the shape of a bluish, humanoid alien for the game after life) and his son, Shusugoro (who secretly assumes the shape of a board game die), have both inhabited the region, and challenge visitors to a life-sized board game, with the promise that the visitor can leave Sugoroku Space if they win (the game also kills any visitor who loses). Goku accepts Sugoro's challenge, and Sugoro easily advances through the rigged game, while Goku struggles to make any progress. Shortly before Sugoro can win the game, Goku discovers the duo's deception, and accuses the two of cheating. At that instant, a number of ambient voices (belonging to the caretakers who oversee the realm) express their outrage over Sugoro's "tampering with fate", and begin tearing the entire area apart. Despite almost losing the game to Sugoro's cheating, Goku opts to help the alien and his son escape, yanking them along as the platforms became unstable.
After a narrow escape, Goku brings them along and they are transported to the Sacred World of the Kais by Kibito Kai. There, they meet up with Old Kai, who devises a plan to re-grow Goku's old tail. In other words, they will use huge pliers to yank out Goku's tail. In the meantime, Majuub arrives and challenges Baby Vegeta. After throwing his chocolate beam at his opponent, Baby Vegeta easily deflects the blast, sending it right back at Majuub and turning him into chocolate. Baby proceeds to gobble him up and declares that nobody can stop him from avenging the Tuffle race. The process of growing Goku's tail back is sped up once he realizes that Pan is in trouble. Goku is then transported to New Planet Plant, tail and all, and tries out his power. Despite reaching the maximum power of Super Saiyan 3, he is still no match for Baby.
Seeing the Earth in the sky, as if it were the moon, Goku transforms into a Golden Great Ape. However, he goes on a wild rampage since he can't control himself in that form. However, Pan arrives and pleads with him to save Earth from Baby, allowing Goku to unlock a startling new transformation: Super Saiyan 4. Goku's body reverts to its adult form, with his hair growing out and his body being covered in red fur.
Goku delivers an amazing beatdown on Baby, but the villain gets assistance from the mind-controlled Bulma when she creates a Blutz Wave Generator, which allows Baby to absorb a colossal amount of Blutz Waves and transform into a Golden Great Ape. However, Golden Great Ape Baby doesn't lose any of his sanity and is still an incredibly powerful fighter. As a result, neither he or Goku can get the upper hand on each other.
Meanwhile, Old Kai finds a way to get rid of Baby's infection using the sacred water in the lookout. He sends Kibito Kai to fetch it. Kibito Kai frees Dende and Mr. Popo using the water and proceeds to free Trunks, Goten, and Gohan. As a result, Gohan and the others show up on the scene to aid Goku in his conflict against Baby. However, Goku knows that neither Gohan or Goten and Trunks' fused counterpart, Gotenks, would be strong enough to take down Baby. Hence, they all decide to give him their power. Majuub erupts from within Baby's stomach, creating the villain tremendous pain while the freed Saiyans, along with Pan, give Goku their energy.
Just as Baby spits out Majuub, Goku finishes collecting the necessary power to restore his body to full strength. An incredibly enraged Baby attempts to destroy the entire planet with a Super Revenge Death Ball, but Goku absorbs the energy from the attack and proceeds to put Baby down for the count. Severely weakened, Baby abandons Vegeta's body, assuming his adult Tuffle form. He then tries to escape in a spaceship. However, Goku watches the craft from afar and isn't in a forgiving mood. He blasts it with a powerful 10x Kamehameha, blasting Baby's ship into the sun and destroying the evil parasite once and for all.
However, the crisis is not yet over. While everyone has been freed from Baby's infection, his wish on the Black Star Dragon Balls has ensured Earth's impending destruction. As a result, Vegeta comes up with a plan to move everyone from Earth to Planet Plant. With the help of their families, friends, and the Kais, Goku and Vegeta manage to pull it off. However, a young boy and his pet dog are accidentally left behind. Goku tries to bring them onto an escape vessel, but runs out of energy just as the planet is about to explode.
Just as Goku is accepting his imminent death, Piccolo arrives and gives him the necessary energy he needs to safely leave Earth. Goku is transported back to an escape ship, but soon realizes what Piccolo is going to do. In his final moments, Piccolo telepathically contacts Gohan to tell him how proud he is of him and has an emotional talk with his close friend. Gohan tearfully begs Piccolo to reconsider, but Piccolo explains that, sometimes, the best decision isn't the easiest one to make. Piccolo has chosen to stay behind on Earth, as his death will permanently destroy the Black Star Dragon Balls, thus ridding the universe of them forever and avoiding a potential future catastrophe. Gohan screams his mentor's name in anguish as Piccolo dies along with Earth.
Moori then uses the Namekian Dragon Balls to restore the Earth, allowing everyone to return home. Bulma asks Chi-Chi what's it like having a child for a husband, and Chi-Chi tells her that, apart from Goku's shorter height, there's not much difference. Gohan expresses how he truly misses his greatest ally and closest friend and Goku comforts him, telling him that he also misses Piccolo.
Following Earth's ordeal at the hands of Baby, a new chapter for the Z-Fighters begins with the traditional World Martial Arts Tournament where we find Goku competing in the junior division of the tournament as a result of his height (though truthfully, Mr. Satan created a height requirement due to the fact that he is afraid to face Goku). Elsewhere, Mr. Satan decides to announce his retirement as Majin Buu is no longer there to help him become a better fighter. He calls a press conference, as some people say that Mr. Satan will be back within 3 years, and others say he'll be gone for good. This allows Trunks to sneak out of Capsule Corp. and go to the tournament. At the tournament Vegeta arrives and decides to force his way into the championship against Goku.
Pan fights in the adult division. She manages to make it halfway through the tournament before the thought of her looking like Mr. Satan if she won causes her to drop out. Goku also easily makes his way to the junior division final, but a distraction by Vegeta causes him to lose to an incredibly weak opponent. Mr. Satan steps up for the grand final against Papaya Man (who is actually Majuub in disguise). The match begins and it's obvious Papaya Man is going to win. However, Good Buu's consciousness contacts Majuub and explains that Satan needs to win to keep the hopes of the people up. The people of the Earth see Mr. Satan as their hero, and if he were to lose, their spirits would be crushed. As a result, Majuub throws the match and Mr. Satan decides not to retire from fighting after all. Vegeta and Goku nearly begin a battle on a bridge to rekindle old times. However, they decide to call it a day after Goku says he's hungry.
Afterwards, in Hell, Dr. Myuu is met by Dr. Gero. Seeing that the two share in common the fact that Goku is their sworn enemy, they team up in order to exact their vengeance. They devise a plan to build a new Android 17, and then proceed to contact the existing one still residing on Earth. They secretly carry out this ingenious plan, and the two androids open a rift to Earth between Hell, allowing many past villains to escape and cause mass chaos on Earth. At the house, Bulma and Bra have been invited over for supper. The food is delicious, but they both lose their appetites when Chi-Chi explains that the meat came from weird beasts and monsters from Mount Paozu (where Goku had lived as a child). Chi-Chi is proud of her cooking, and Pan believes that it's great. Bulma asks if they eat this food every day, and Videl holds up a rice dish made especially for them.
The doorbell rings, and Pan runs to answer it, looking forward to meeting Trunks. However, Trunks shows up badly hurt and collapses on top of Pan, muttering Android 17's name. Once Trunks regains his senses, he is bombarded by questions from everyone. He tells them that he was on his way to Goku's when Android 17 attacked him, destroying his vehicle. He managed to save himself and his limousine driver, but Android 17 left a message in the form of an ultimatum that Goku must go to Hell immediately or the Earth will be taken over by all the escaping villains from Hell. Goku sees this as a worthy challenge.
The group goes outside and sees a big black hole swirling in the sky. Goku comments on the evil energy that he senses, and King Kai telepathically explains that's pretty obvious. Goku smiles, saying that it's been a long time since they last talked, and asks how King Kai is doing. King Kai complains about having a cold, then states that this is not the time for small talk. All around the world, people can see the hole in the sky. This includes Majuub in his village, and Krillin in Satan City (Krillin, Marron and Android 18 are carrying luggage, and are apparently here to visit the city as tourists).
Standing on a cliff, Android 17 is surrounded by a black aura. He hears a voice telling him that "they are two parts of a whole." In Hell, Hell Fighter 17 is surrounded by a similar aura. The newly-built Hell Fighter 17 is standing next to Dr. Gero and Dr. Myuu. The two doctors are looking at a big crystal ball, watching the original Android 17. Because the new and old Android 17's are two halves of a more perfect whole, they are creating a rift between Earth and Hell. Hell Fighter 17 powers up, forcing Android 17 to do the same. Their energies meet in the middle and the hole in the sky grows. People panic and mass chaos erupts all over Earth.
Goten is on a date with Valese, and he holds her protectively. A thug gets tripped by Vegeta, and tries to knock out the Saiyan prince. The mayor of Satan City goes on TV to urge people to try and calm down. In his mansion, Mr. Satan is packing up his trophies and preparing to flee. The freeways leading from Satan City are jammed up and people are getting angry and annoyed. Android 17 is reveling in all the power that he's receiving from Hell. A news report shows all of the past enemies flying around and destroying the city. The onslaught of the villain invasion includes Nappa, Zarbon, Dodoria, Recoome, Guldo, King Cold, Jeice, Babidi, Pui Pui, Yakon, Cui, Android 19, Appule, Cooler, Raditz, Major Metallitron, General Rilldo, Yamu, Staff Officer Black, General Blue, Captain Yellow, Saibamen and numerous others.
Goku looks forward to fighting the villains all over again to test his might, and Chi-Chi supports him in his decision. Pan looks forward for her opportunity to join in. Bulma wonders about their enthusiasm. Goku flies to the realm opening leading to Hell all alone, while everyone else watches. Once there, he immediately meets up with the two mad scientists and their newly designed Android. However, they escape through the portal and it closes behind them, sealing Goku in Hell. As if that weren't enough treachery on their behalf, two of Goku's most powerful and deadliest enemies from the past, Frieza and Cell, have been waiting in Hell to exact their vengeance on Goku.
Back on Earth, Gohan, Goten, Trunks, Uub, Vegeta, and Pan are easily dealing with their past adversaries. Majuub, Goten, and Trunks eliminate a few Saibamen. Pan manages to effortlessly destroy the entire Red Ribbon Army, including General Blue, Captain Yellow, Major Metallitron, and Staff Officer Black. Pui Pui is on a rampage until Goten shows up and eradicates him. Yakon steps up from behind, but Trunks exterminates him as well. Android 19 continues his onslaught until both Goten and Trunks form a dual attack, which causes Android 19 to explode.
Nappa steps up in the middle of a city and raises his fingers, swiftly obliterating the entire area around him. Just then, Vegeta appears behind him and declares that he should stop and run away while he has the chance. Nappa, still angry over Vegeta's betrayal all those years ago, attacks the Saiyan with enormous rage. This results in Vegeta eradicating him with a single effortless ki blast. Dr. Gero and Dr. Myuu arrive to mock Vegeta furthermore. Vegeta isn't one to back down, so he accepts their challenge. Meanwhile, Gohan is facing a super-powered General Rilldo. The Machine Mutant quickly unleashes a deadly attack which freezes Gohan's arm in some form of metallic alloy. This leaves Gohan with a weakness as Rilldo continues to unleash one devastating attack after another; Rilldo relentlessly shoots out his arm like a missile and performs a seismic blast.
Gohan finds himself in a bind when Rilldo also manages to freeze his leg. Fortunately for Gohan, Majuub, Goten and Trunks arrive and eliminate the distracted General Rilldo with a single blow. Pan then shows up with Mr. Satan and Giru. Giru thaws Gohan's frozen limbs and the group sets out to find Vegeta. During the battle, Krillin and his family are stuck in traffic watching the clash, until Android 17 confronts them and tries to get his sister, Android 18, to rejoin him. Android 17 then blasts a hole straight through Krillin's chest, killing him instantly. Android 18 becomes enraged as she attempts to take down Android 17 for his cruelty. Android 17 doesn't fall easily, though, and reciprocates by trying to kill Android 18 after she tells her daughter, Marron, to escape. As Android 17 flies away, Android 18 crawls up to her husband's corpse and proclaims her love for him before losing consciousness.
Meanwhile, in Hell, Goku's battle against Frieza and Cell erupts. Frieza mocks Goku's child form, but Goku isn't worried because he's stronger than ever. The Hell Guards decide to run because they are afraid of the upcoming battle. Frieza and Cell promise Goku that he'll be leaving in pieces, but Goku isn't afraid. Goku uses Frieza's deadly Homing Destructo Disk like a surfboard. He then gets some stalactites from Hell's walls and turns them into a shield of sorts. He bats away every attack they send at him and simultaneously turns their own attacks against them. It appears that both Frieza and Cell are defeated, but they easily regenerate and inform Goku that they are immortal in Hell. Nothing can kill them, but Goku can still die.
Down in Hell, Cell uses a Solar Flare to trap Goku, and then he absorbs him through his tail. Cell says he's now invincible, but Goku surprises him by climbing right back out of his tail. Frieza comes up on the other side, and they both reveal to Goku that they've devised a new maneuver after all those years in Hell. As their eyes light up, Frieza and Cell quickly perform their Hell's Buster to trap Goku in a blazing round cage of energy. They then use the cage to push him further down into the depths of Hell, where the real torture takes place.
The torture area is conducted by an old woman who tells Goku to use the spa and bath at his leisure. He accepts, but the spa turns into a boiling cauldron. Goku finds out he's on the torture tour. Goku then endures the tickle torture and the scalding sauna torture before he is finally given the ice torture. The ice freezes Goku's body and makes him immobile. Cell and Frieza come down and reveal that the ice will remain that way for many years to come. King Yemma is busy stamping villains back into Hell. The workload is heavily packed as all the villains are in a long line extending out of Yemma's domain. As Yemma expresses his frustration, General Blue and Staff Officer Black are chatting while in line. Staff Officer Black declares that it didn't take long for all of them to be defeated and sent straight back to Hell, referring to everyone else in the line as "losers", but General Blue reminds him that he's in line with all those "losers".
Frieza and Cell are overjoyed and begin to mock Goku as they are finally tasting sweet vengeance, but the ice encasing Goku begins to melt. The ice was created by the deceased residents of Hell so it is highly ineffective in maintaining a hold against Goku, who is still alive. Goku immediately turns the ice machine against Frieza and Cell, freezing the two solid. Goku then flies to the edge of the realm but finds that the portal is still closed. Goku tries to contact King Yemma for assistance, but the check-in station judge is unable to send him back due to a mysterious force blocking his control of the balance between the Other World and the physical plane.
Fortunately, Piccolo intervenes and requests that King Yemma send him to Hell so he can help Goku. King Yemma refuses, so Piccolo decides to force his hand by blasting the check-in station to pieces. As a result, King Yemma is forced to oblige and casts Piccolo down to Hell where he meets up with Goku. Piccolo then concocts a plan and proceeds to contact Dende to help him open a portal to Earth by synchronizing their energies. Dende is surprised that they need to mimic the maneuver that their enemies had taken prior, but he agrees. After a few tries, the rift is cracked temporarily, allowing Goku to fly through. He thanks Piccolo for his help as he returns to the physical plane.
Vegeta is initially unimpressed with Hell Fighter 17's power level until Dr. Myuu and Dr. Gero reveal that the android is using only half of his strength. Followed closely by the Z-Fighters, the original Android 17 arrives and the two merge into Super 17, a cyborg unit deadlier than any of Dr. Gero's original androids. Super 17 begins to power up as Vegeta attacks him, only for the Saiyan to be sent flying with a single punch. Vegeta goes Super Saiyan once more to try and show Super 17 why he should fear a Saiyan, but Super 17 just turns Vegeta's own power against him.
Majuub then takes on Super 17, followed by Goten and Trunks who attempt a combined attack, obviously to no avail. Gohan then tries a Kamehameha, which does absolutely nothing to the sleek android. Dr. Gero then tells Super 17 to demonstrate his true power, which leads him to strike down every Z-Fighter, again using only a single hit. Pan can't stand watching the others get beat up, so she decides to get involved, but Dr. Gero simply decides to end the battle right there. Super 17 buries Vegeta under a pile of rubble, but when Dr. Myuu mentions that Goku is stronger, Vegeta goes berserk and attacks Super 17 with a renewed resolve. The Saiyans then assume their Super Saiyan transformations, but Super 17 releases a Flash Bomb, weakening them enough to cause them to revert to their normal forms.
Vegeta releases a Final Shine Attack against Super 17, but the energy from the technique is absorbed and released upon the others. They are all ruthlessly beaten while Dr. Gero and Dr. Myuu watch and laugh. As all the Z-Fighters are still unable to stand up to Super 17's incredible might, Pan manages to sneak up on Dr. Gero and grab him in a chokehold. She tells him to call off Super 17's onslaught. Dr. Gero tries to comply with her wishes, but Super 17 refuses to follow Dr. Gero's orders. Dr. Gero becomes annoyed as Pan tightens her grip on his neck. He can't shake her loose and becomes frustrated.
Dr. Myuu reveals that he had re-programmed Super 17 to only obey him. Dr. Gero finds this unbelievable as Super 17 fires a blast directly at him. Pan barely manages to get out of harm's way as Gero is killed. His programmer's wish quickly satisfied, Super 17 then turned back to annihilating the tired Z-Fighters. Vegeta gets up and is just about to fight again when Goku arrives in the brink of time to save Vegeta from one of Super 17's energy blasts. Goku has arrived from Hell to take on Super 17, using his Super Saiyan form to do battle. Dr. Myuu isn't worried because he's confident that Super 17 is more than a match for Goku. Goku decides to prove him wrong. Pan is very weak, and Mr. Satan begins to blame himself for her condition. He gets so mad that he blurts out that Goku will have to deal with him if he doesn't do something about it.
Super 17 counters with his Super Flash Bomb so Goku tries to use his Instant Transmission, but Super 17 detects his movements in the air and counters with a laser blast. Meanwhile, Dr. Myuu gloats at the strength that Super 17 has, but Goku reveals he still has a surprise in store. Goku repeatedly fires more energy blasts at him, not knowing that he is actually getting Super 17 stronger. Any blasts that hit Super 17 are absorbed into his essence, making him stronger and deadlier as he feeds off the energy. Goku is unaware of this and continues to attack Super 17, using a Kamehameha Wave, and once again Super 17 comes out unharmed and even more powerful as a result. Super 17's body is charging further and Goku assumes he's close to being victorious.
Super 17 bursts out and uses a direct attack on Goku. This sends Goku flying away and begins to cause the Earth's shape to become altered. Dr. Myuu then calls Goku out so he can continue the battle with Super 17. After a hard-fought battle, Goku sees that he'll definitely need Super Saiyan 4 to beat this foe, and quickly transforms. He decides it's time for Super 17 to face someone his own size, and since Super 17 could predict his attacks before, he won't be able to now.
Meanwhile, Videl is at home, putting on her old Great Saiyawoman Suit. Chi-Chi leaves her home wearing a makeshift set of armor, and is surprised to see the "Great Saiyawoman" is ready once again for action, as Videl goes through some old poses. Bra and Bulma both decide to follow them to watch the battle. Videl and Chi-Chi fly off as Bra and Bulma take a vehicle to follow them to the battle site. In the midst of Super 17's chaos, it seems that Goku's attacks not only have no effect, but each blow actually seems to make Super 17 stronger. Super 17 pretends to hide in the trees, but it's really a trap to ambush Goku and gain more energy. Of course, Goku complies and follows him in. Goku eventually realizes that the Super Android is absorbing his power and turning it back in the Saiyan's direction. Goku feeds more energy into Super 17 in the hopes that it would make him overload and explode, but to no avail. The model has been designed to withstand enormous amounts of energy.
As Super 17 continues to grow stronger, Goku reveals he knows that Super 17 is feeding off his attacks just like Android 19 did. Goku also vows that he won't give up until Super 17 is defeated, but Dr. Myuu continues to become overjoyed about how his dream of killing Goku is finally fulfilled. After being badly beaten, Goku sees no other choice than to self-destruct and take Super 17 out with him, grabbing him in a tight grip. Dr. Myuu declares the match to be a stalemate, but Goku reveals that he is ready to die to stop Dr. Myuu and Super 17. Goku doesn't let go and Super 17 isn't convinced that Goku will pull off this maneuver, but Goku tries it anyway, even though it isn't strong enough to kill either of them. However, Super 17 is unharmed due to a shield he had surrounded around himself in the nick of time. The only visible effect is a huge tear in the Earth, and a substantially weakened Goku, who has reverted back to his normal child form.
As Videl is carrying Chi-Chi to the battle scene, Chi-Chi is afraid of how high they are and complaining the whole way. They are being followed by Bra and Bulma. Vegeta watches the battle as Super 17 emerges from the water. He reveals that he had shielded himself, and that saved Goku as well as him. Now he's ready to kill Goku, but he's halted as Android 18 shows up, ready to avenge Krillin's murder. She yells at Super 17 for being so weak and pathetic to be controlled by someone and that the Android 17 she knew wasn't a cold-blooded killer. This strikes a chord within Super 17 as Dr. Myuu continues to spout orders to him. Super 17 then betrays and kills Myuu, before doing battle with Goku and Android 18.
Android 18 says that if Super 17 fires, then she will be forced to detonate the bomb inside her. 18 is bluffing, as her bomb was removed thanks to Krillin's wish to Shenron after the Cell Games, but Super 17 has no knowledge of this. She also says that Android 17 has changed for the worse, and she will never forgive him. Android 18 then proceeds to attack Super 17 with multiple energy blasts simultaneously, but Super 17 continues to absorb them, growing even more powerful. However, his absorption technique leaves him wide open for a full-force attack. This allows Goku to surprise Super 17 with a Super Dragon Fist.
However, Goku knows that this isn't enough and he relentlessly fires a Continuous Kamehameha right through Super 17's heavily-damaged body, completely disintegrating him and avenging Krillin's death. After the battle, Goku comforts the battle-ravaged Android 18, commenting that her brother seemed to actually help them defeat his Super Android self; there was a mental, emotional and internal struggle going on within Super 17 (partly because he may have hated what he had become). However, Goku and Android 18 accept that he did have some control, otherwise he would've killed Android 18.
Videl flies up to them while carrying Chi-Chi and they demand to know where the villains are. Goku says that he has won already, and they congratulate him. Bulma and Bra arrive in their vehicle and Bulma describes the damage they had seen in Satan City, caused by all the villains who escaped from Hell. They decide to collect the Dragon Balls and wish back Krillin and everyone killed by the villains, as well as repair all the damage caused. Pan recovers and Trunks repairs Giru. Goku, Pan and Trunks use the Dragon Radar to gather up all of the Dragon Balls. However, Pan is dismayed as she sees that the Dragon Balls are cracked. Soon, all seven Dragon Balls are placed on the ground in front of Capsule Corp., and the group (Goku, Gohan, Goten, Bulma, Bra, Trunks, Chi Chi, Videl and Pan) wonder if Shenron is going to be alright.
The Shadow Dragons
The balls all make the occasional humming sound, but this time it is more of a sick-sounding tune. Goku calls for Shenron to come forth, but nothing happens. Goku asks if he has got the words wrong, but Bulma comments that since they are not on Namek, the problem has nothing to do with speech or needing to speak Namekian. Goku tries again, and the skies begin to darken and red lightning shreds the clouds. An insidious black smoke spews out of the Dragon Balls, and from it emerges a dragon that does not look like Shenron at all. A horrified Old Kai and Kibito Kai urgently explain to a stunned Goku that the constant misuse of the Dragon Balls over the years has caused a build-up of negative energy to accumulate within them and disrupt their balance (prior to the invention of the Dragon Radar, the Dragon Balls would often go unused for centuries at a time, allowing the negative energy to disperse harmlessly). The Z-Fighters' frequent use of the Dragon Balls has finally caused the negative energy within to completely corrupt them, thus summoning an evil dragon of darkness that mocks the Z-Fighters' desire for wishes. He then ingests the Dragon Balls and, in a swirling storm of wind and smoke, divides their incredible power before splitting off into seven separate entities. These Shadow Dragons, each in possession of a Dragon Ball, promptly scatter across the Earth and cause a haze of negative energy to envelop the atmosphere, leaving Goku and the others to ponder over what they should do.
Feeling responsible for the exploitation of the Dragon Balls over the years (everybody else, including the Old Kai, blames Bulma for creating the Dragon Radar), Goku resolves to chase down each of the dragons and recover the mystical orbs, thus restoring Shenron to his rightful place. Pan comes along against Goku's better judgment and, with Giru's help, they are able to track down the dragons, first encountering Haze Shenron, the Two-Star Dragon, who is terrorizing a lakeside village. All of them believe that he is unbelievably weak, but Haze Shenron insists that he is the strongest of the seven evil dragons. Eventually, Goku and the gang restore the polluted lake and defeat Haze with ease.
Goku, Pan, and Giru then stumble upon an abandoned city, encountering Rage Shenron in the process. Even though he is small in size, he ties our heroes in a bind with his Electric Slime. However, due to a sudden rainstorm, Goku is able to finish him off with a Kamehameha.
Travelling to a nearby village, our heroes encounter Oceanus Shenron, who is using her beauty to deceive the inhabitants of a coastal town. The dragon gives the trio a tough battle, but Pan is able to catch her off-guard with a surprise Kamehameha, allowing Goku to deliver the finishing blow.
While Goku and the gang search for the next Dragon Ball, Giru detects a Dragon Ball underground, forcing the arrival of Naturon Shenron. The dragon proves to be a deadly adversary when he absorbs Pan and uses her body as a power battery. Luckily, a clever trick allows Goku to retrieve his granddaughter, and he promptly kills the now-helpless dragon with a single blow.
After the defeat of Naturon Shenron, the situation becomes far more serious with the arrival of Nuova Shenron. Goku is forced to go Super Saiyan 4, and an intense battle ensues. Goku and Nuova Shenron thoroughly enjoy their battle, but before a winner is decided, Eis Shenron soon arrives and demands that Nuova Shenron team up with him to obliterate Goku. Nuova Shenron refuses on the grounds that there is no honor in such ruthless combat, and an enraged Eis Shenron takes matters into his own hands as he beats down his brother and fights Goku one-on-one. Eis Shenron battles Goku and soon freezes Goku. Eis Shenron tells Nuova to finish Goku off, but Nuova unfreezes him and Goku soon regains the advantage. Eis Shenron then starts begging for his life, but this is revealed to be an act as he slashes at Goku with a cowardly attack, temporarily blinding him.
Despite losing his sight, Goku still manages to defeat Eis Shenron and executes him with the Dragon Fist, recovering the Three-Star Ball. Nuova Shenron expresses utter disdain towards his brother's dirty tactics and declares that he will fight Goku honorably. However, before Nuova Shenron can restore Goku's sight, he is killed by Syn Shenron, who immediately engages Goku in battle. Blind, weary, and his power nearly exhausted, Goku is beaten to within an inch of his life by the most powerful of all the Shadow Dragons, and after a fierce fight, he no longer has the energy to sustain the Super Saiyan 4 transformation and falls unconscious.
Goku is rescued by his family and friends, who offer their help. Goku insists that no number of people will be enough to overcome Syn Shenron and declares the situation to be hopeless, but rather than fight together, the real intent is for Gohan, Goten and Trunks to lend every last ounce of their combined Saiyan energy to Goku and restore his strength. Majuub barely manages to hold off Syn Shenron long enough for this to be accomplished, and the result is a fully-powered Super Saiyan 4 Goku who, despite his handicap, is now far superior to his opponent.
Battered but not beaten, Syn Shenron plays his trump card and ingests the other six Dragon Balls, transforming into Omega Shenron, the most powerful of all the Shadow Dragons. Despite having regained his sight, Goku finds himself outmatched again, even after unleashing a powerful Dragon Hammer attack, and has made up his mind to sacrifice his life in a final kamikaze effort. However, Vegeta shows up and informs Goku that he has a plan to defeat Omega Shenron.
With Bulma in tow, Vegeta reveals his plan. Having made use of his wife's intellect to construct a machine capable of producing Blutz Waves, Vegeta allows himself to become overwhelmed by so much of this energy that he regrows his tail, transforms into a Golden Great Ape, and consequently makes his ascension to Super Saiyan 4. However, even with Goku and Vegeta on equal footing and teamed together, both of them recognize that they stand little chance of defeating their enemy, leading Vegeta to suggest Fusion.
The collective sons of Goku and Vegeta hold off Omega Shenron long enough for the two rivals to fuse into the incomparable Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta, who promptly gives Omega Shenron the beating of a lifetime. Unfortunately, Gogeta uses up too much time and defuses before he can eradicate the evil dragon with a Big Bang Kamehameha, leaving the horrified pair in the same predicament as before. Though they try to fuse once again, Goku has spent too long and hard a battle to maintain Super Saiyan 4 any longer and reverts back to his childhood form after a failed fusion attempt, thus giving Omega Shenron the upper hand again.
Luckily, Nuova Shenron emerges from Goku's forehead due to Goku having swallowed the Four-Star ball after Omega Shenron was almost killed by Gogeta's Big Bang Kamehameha. Because of their mental connection, the two trick Omega Shenron into letting his guard down, allowing Nuova Shenron to attempt one final attack on Omega Shenron. Sadly, this fails and Omega Shenron reabsorbs him. Vegeta soon loses his hold on the Super Saiyan 4 energy as well, leaving the two pure Saiyans absolutely helpless against the might of Omega Shenron, who has decided to destroy the entire planet. After Goku is seemingly killed by Omega Shenron's powerful Negative Karma Ball attack, Vegeta orders Trunks to gather everyone into Bulma's spaceship and make their escape before making a last stand against Omega Shenron. However, Gohan, Goten and Trunks join in the battle against Vegeta's wishes. All of their efforts are to no avail, as none of them can make any impression against this horrific embodiment of the Dragon Balls' power.
The Saiyans are quickly felled one by one, and Omega Shenron unleashes all the negative energy from within his body, hoping to destroy the entire universe with it. However, Vegeta asserts that Omega Shenron has already lost, and at that moment, a massive Spirit Bomb rises into the sky with Goku holding it up, having gathered energy from everyone on Earth. As the Shadow Dragon looks on in horror, Goku continues (with the help of the four Kais) to gather energy from all over the universe, forming a Spirit Bomb so powerful that no evil can stand against it. Omega Shenron begs Goku to have mercy on him, but Goku ignores his pleas and hurls the Spirit Bomb straight at him. The evil dragon lets out one last terrified scream as he is completely obliterated in the ensuing blast. With Omega Shenron's demise, the Dragon Balls revert to their original state.
As all seven of the Shadow Dragons have been defeated, Shenron appears at long last without being summoned and explains, much to everyone's surprise, that he will now separate himself and the power of the Dragon Balls from Earth for 100 years in order to rid the Dragon Balls of their negative energy. Goku makes a final request of the Eternal Dragon to bring back everyone killed by Super 17 and the Shadow Dragons, and this wish is granted. Shenron asks Goku to accompany him, as he is not powerful enough to grant the wish by himself without negative effects. Goku hops on Shenron's back and flies off, telling his friends and family that they will meet again. During this scene, Goku wears the Power Pole, which had not been present for the majority of GT.
They go by Tien Shinhan and Chiaotzu training near a waterfall, as well as Yamcha and Puar in the desert where they first met. Goku then makes a stop at the Kame House to see Master Roshi and the now-revived Krillin. While there, Goku and Krillin have one last spar for old times' sake, which Goku lets Krillin win; Goku compliments Krillin on his strength and disappears without saying a word, while Master Roshi knows he is leaving, he looks up in the sky telling Goku to give his thanks to Shenron for the Dragon Balls. Then, Goku stops in Hell to see Piccolo. He tells Piccolo that he will be leaving and that they are glad they met and teamed up. He also says that he has become a good friend and will get out of hell someday. They shake hands and Goku leaves. Meanwhile, back on Earth, Goku's family and friends depart to their own respective homes. Pan, however, comes upon the set of clothes that Goku had been wearing before leaving with Shenron. Vegeta tells her to keep them dear to her forever. Now with Goku's final destiny at last fulfilled, he flies through beautiful golden clouds atop Shenron, proceeds to close his eyes, and Shenron slowly absorbs each of the Dragon Balls individually into Goku's body, eventually causing him to disappear. This ensures that the Dragon Balls negative energy can effectively dissipate using Goku's positive energy. With the Dragon Balls purified, Shenron flies into the clouds and disappears with a loud roar, bringing Goku's story to an end.
A Hero's Legacy
100 years later, all of the original Z-Fighters have passed away and Pan is the only one left. She is shown sitting near Goku's grave, paying her respects along with her grandson, Goku Jr., who bears a striking resemblance to his great-great-grandfather. Pan tells Goku Jr. that it is time to train, which he happily agrees with. She dreams of her grandson becoming a great warrior like her grandfather, but Goku Jr. is clearly not interested in training and always lets her down, be it flying, balancing or even catching a ball.
Goku Jr. studies in a local school where he is frequently bullied by Puck, an older student who loves picking on smaller kids. Pan, a very powerful person by normal human standards, wants Goku Jr. to uncover his potential, but Goku Jr. refuses to fight back and thus endures constant torment at the hands of Puck and his lackeys. One day, he lets Puck steal his favorite pen, "Rocket Pen". Pan gets extremely angry and upset at Goku Jr.'s behavior and yells at him for being such a pushover. Suddenly, Pan then falls ill and collapses to the ground in front of a horrified Goku Jr.
Pan is admitted to hospital, where Goku Jr. learns that his grandmother's life is hanging by a thread which would snap at any time. Angry and disgusted with himself, Goku Jr. runs out of the hospital and returns to his house, pleading to God not to leave him alone and take away his Grandma.
When he returns home, he feels a little nostalgic, as he remembers the past where he was constantly advised by Pan and was told stories of her past. At that point, he comes to know about the magical Dragon Balls which would grant any wish. So, with the intention of helping Pan get better, he starts his journey to his great-great-grandfather's old home at Mount Paozu.
On the way, he confronts Puck and his lackeys, who start to bully him again. An enraged Goku Jr. then powers up, generating a yellow aura around him. Puck and his friends are terrified by this and leave Goku Jr. alone.
After a long walk, Goku Jr. realizes that Mount Paozu is too far and will take forever to reach by foot. Luckily, at that time, a man driving an 18-wheeler stops and asks if he wants a lift. Goku Jr. happily gets onto the truck and they head off. The truck has a poster of a burger on the outside but is filled with garbage in the inside. Both Goku Jr. and the driver are hungry and the driver has nothing to eat. He tricks Goku Jr. by saying that Goku Jr. should go to the toilet before they head off. Once Goku Jr. is outside the truck, he takes Goku Jr.'s food and leaves him stranded with only his empty bag. At that time, Puck, who had been following Goku Jr., shows up and asks him if he wants some company as Mount Paozu is very far away from their present location. He moreover advises Goku Jr. not to blindly trust in anyone as their actual intentions could be malicious. He also tells of how Mount Paozu was known as a haunted mountain filled with ghosts that like to kill and eat humans.
Puck sneaks into a petrol station and steals some food and a cart which they ride down the side of the road in. After having some snacks, they start climbing Mount Paozu. They pass through a dense forest and set up a camp there as it is getting very dark. During their supper, Puck comes to know that Pan is ill and is slowly dying. Goku Jr. explains to Puck that Mount Paozu has the magical Dragon Balls which have the ability to help his grandmother get well again. This changes Puck's heart and he returns "Rocket Pen" to Goku Jr.
Puck then sees eyes gleaming from the forest. They are surrounded by hungry wolves that immediately pounce on the duo. Goku Jr. and Puck use burning logs to threaten the wolves, but in vain. Goku Jr. is surrounded by many wolves and, as he didn't have any option, jumped high in the air out of fear as that was the only way to escape. Unknown to his own capability, he jumped so high that he reached the top of a very tall tree. With only Puck within their grasp, all the wolves turned their attention towards him. When he is about to be killed, a gunshot rings throughout the forest. A pretty girl with a shotgun shows up and chases away the wolves with her gun.
The girl takes Puck and Goku Jr. to her house, and gives them a lot of food to eat. She leaves them so that they can enjoy the food uninterrupted, only to show her true colors. She is a vampiric creature named Mamba and her sole intention is to eat them after they are well-fed. She then meets her pals, Getto and Rakkary, who are too interested in her catch, but she is too resistant to let them have Puck as he is bulky.
After the supper, Goku Jr. and Puck go to the bedroom to have a nap. At that time, Goku Jr. tells Puck there is something fishy about the pretty girl who helped them. They rearrange the beds to simulate their sleeping postures and quietly slip away from the room. Just then, they see Mamba entering the room and stabbing the beds with a huge knife. However, she instantly finds out that they are missing and goes hunting for them. Goku Jr.'s guess turned out to be correct, but he gives the credit to Puck, who taught him not to trust strangers. When Mamba finds them hiding on a window sill, they are chased into a room where humans are cooked and eaten.
Mamba catches Goku Jr. with her hair which she can use as a weapon and begins to strangle him. Puck tries to help him, but she summons a pickaxe out of mid-air. Goku Jr. falls unconscious, and Mamba drops him thinking that he is dead. At that moment, Goku Jr. subconsciously hits Mamba with a Ki Blast, which gives Puck time to topple a huge vessel that has boiling salsa in it, thus trapping Mamba in it. Puck instantly cuts off her hair and wakes up Goku Jr. so they can flee away from the treacherous place.
They succeed in giving Mamba the slip and come across a deep gorge over which a rope bridge hangs. Puck tells Goku Jr. to cross the bridge, but he refuses because of his fear of heights. Puck demonstrates that the bridge is safe by carefully crossing the bridge and getting to the other side, which gives Goku Jr. some confidence. He starts to cross the bridge, but looks down due to curiosity and freezes in terror. The wind then picks up and Goku Jr. holds onto the ropes to steady himself. However, the rope then snaps, leaving Goku Jr. hanging on a single strand of rope. Puck comes to rescue him, but as he is about to get off the bridge, it gives way, causing Puck to plummet to his apparent death. Shaken by this, Goku Jr. overcomes his fear of heights and carries on his journey.
Goku Jr. constantly remembers the fun times he had with Puck during the journey and the sight of "Rocket Pen" makes him even more nostalgic. Just when he is on his way towards Mount Paozu, he sees a bear cub being chased by a demon, who was none but Rakkery, having missed his meal because of his escape. The bear cub seeks shelter near Goku Jr. to save himself. However, due to Goku Jr.'s pacifistic nature, he leaves the cub behind and begins running away. However, he then remembers the words of his grandmother - "Be brave and fight for justice."
Goku Jr. turns back and fights Rakkery, defeating him effortlessly. He then begins to nurse the injured cub back to health, but the mother bear, not having seen Goku Jr.'s heroic save, shows up and begins to attack Goku Jr. Before any harm can be done, though, the cub pacifies the angry mother and tells her what actually happened. By knowing the fact, the grateful bear allows Goku Jr. to climb on her back so that Goku Jr.'s journey would be more peaceful. After a short time, they arrive at their destination, Goku's old home, but they again come into confrontation with Mamba, Rakkary and Getto. Mamba is even more angry after Puck cut her hair off
They begin to chase Goku Jr. when a huge wild boar appears in front of them and fires a cannon on Goku Jr. He introduces himself as Lord Yao, the demon king, and berated his minions for failing to catch a little boy. The trio apologizes for their weakness and Yao begins to attack Goku Jr. However, the mother bear comes to Goku Jr.'s rescue and fights the powerful demon king. Unfortunately, she is no match for the huge Lord Yao, who defeats her effortlessly. Yao then grabs the bear in a chokehold and begins crushing it to death, when the shrieks and yells of the bear fill Goku Jr. with extreme emotions, which erupt all at once, thus causing him to transform into a Super Saiyan.
The whole outlook of Goku Jr. has changed due to this and the previously-timid boy now charges straight at the seemingly invincible Lord Yao, filled with rage. He instantly takes the upper hand and beats Yao to the point where he falls over, defeated and unconscious. After the fight, Goku Jr. collapses as his body has not been trained enough to handle the power of Super Saiyan. When he regains consciousness, he is unable to remember his fight with Lord Yao, suggesting he hasn't even been trained mentally for going Super Saiyan.
In the end, Goku Jr. comes across Goku's old home and begins to search for the Dragon Balls. After a short search, he finds the Four-Star Ball. He goes outside and begins to wish for Shenron to help Pan get better and make sure Puck is alive, but nothing happens. After repeatedly pleading Shenron, Goku Jr. loses his temper and throws the ball away, only for it to land near Goku's feet. Goku then explains to his great-great grandson that he has to collect all seven Dragon Balls in order for his wish to come true. He introduces himself as his great-great grandfather (although he can't remember how many "greats" it actually is) and tells him him how proud he is of his bravery.
Just then, a helicopter hovers above them, out of which Puck and Pan call Goku Jr. Goku vanishes after this and wishes his great-great grandson good luck in his future, explaining that his willingness to save his grandma and friend paid off in the end. Goku Jr. then joins Pan and Puck in the helicopter and departs happily from Mount Paozu.
A New Era
Some time later, Goku Jr., wearing the same ravaged clothes that Pan had saved, now finds himself competing at the most recent World Martial Arts Tournament in the final round of the Junior Division. Pan, Puck, and all of Goku Jr.'s school friends watch on in the audience as his opponent comes onto the stage; this opponent, Vegeta Jr., is a descendant of the original Vegeta. Pan soon learns this from the boy's mother and thus cheers her grandson with all the encouragement she can give. As the bell sounds, the two boys fight it out in an evenly-based fight, amazing the crowd, who have never seen such feats as flight and super speed before in their lives. The two boys stop the fighting for just a few seconds and both go Super Saiyan, compliment each other's abilities, and resume the battle. Pan looks on, but she then catches a glimpse of her grandfather, Goku (now an adult again), in the audience watching the fight. Wanting to see him, she moves through the crowd where she saw him and tries to find him; she realizes she's lost him in the crowd just as the winner is announced, but she knows that he has returned. With the battle of his descendant finished, Goku now walks along the outside of the World Martial Arts Tournament arena and remembers every major event in his lifetime through flashbacks. Goku then flies upward as he grabs his Power Pole, gives a final wave and calls upon his old Flying Nimbus cloud before flying off into the distance, thus bringing an end to the story of Dragon Ball.