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The Earth Explodes? A Decisive Kamehameha! (地球爆発!?決着のかめはめ波 Chikyū Bakuhatsu! Ketchaku no Kamehameha, lit. The Earth Explodes?! A Climatic Kamehameha) is the twenty-seventh episode of Dragon Ball Super. Its Japanese air date is January 17, 2016. Its American air date is July 29, 2017.

Summary

Goku, having seemingly won the fight against Frieza, drops out of Super Saiyan BlueSorbet, recognizing that Goku's guard is down,  shoots him through the torso with Bad Ring Laser, critically wounding him. Frieza briefly gloats about Goku, one of the strongest beings in the universe, being felled by a simple ray gun, before preparing to end his life. However, Vegeta fires a ki blast at Frieza, who is forced to jump out of the way.

Vegeta explains that he saved Goku because Goku is his motivation to keep getting stronger. He orders Krillin to get Goku a Senzu Bean. Frieza fires a Death Beam at Krillin but Vegeta kicks Goku into the air and deflects the beam at Sorbet, killing him. Krillin and Gohan catch Goku, and Krillin gives Goku a Senzu Bean. Goku thanks Vegeta for saving him, and Vegeta orders him not to interfere in the fight from then on. Frieza proclaims that there is no way Vegeta is stronger than he is, but Vegeta begins powering up into Super Saiyan Blue. Frieza attempts to hit Vegeta with ki blasts, but Vegeta deflects each one with no effort. Vegeta reminds Frieza that he isn't forgiving, like Goku is, and promises to send Frieza back to Hell.

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Vegeta pummeled Frieza

Frieza attempts to fight Vegeta but is unable to land a single blow, and Vegeta proceeds to pummel him with little effort. After a very short battle, Frieza, having insufficient energy to maintain his Golden form, drops back into his final form. Vegeta prepares to deliver the killing blow, but Frieza, knowing he has lost the fight, destroys Earth. Vegeta and everyone else on Earth is killed, save Beerus, Bulma, Goku, Gohan, Krillin, Tien, Master Roshi, and Jaco, who are protected by an Energy Shield created by Whis. As Bulma, Gohan, and Krillin mourn the loss of their families, Whis tells them Frieza is likely still alive. Goku expresses guilt that he made the fight longer than it had to be, and could have finished Frieza off.

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Frieza about to be killed by Goku

Whis informs everyone that he has the ability to turn back time by a maximum of three minutes, and offers to do so to allow Goku to kill Frieza before he has a chance to destroy Earth. Whis reverses time to several seconds before Earth is destroyed, and Goku immediately charges towards Vegeta and Frieza and fires a God Kamehameha at Frieza, disintegrating him. Vegeta then accuses Goku of stealing his glory but Bulma calms him down and explains what had just happened, and what would have happened if Goku hadn't intervened. Beerus says that a God of Destruction saving a planet was not very fitting. Bulma asks Jaco how he would respond to Whis manipulating time, which is against galactic law, and Jaco says that he didn't see anything.

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Goku and Vegeta

Goku goes to New Namek to revive Piccolo with the Namekian Dragon Balls, and everyone attends a celebration at Capsule CorporationTrunks enthusiastically proclaims that he will cut Frieza to pieces if he returns, making everyone except Goten laugh, as that is exactly what Future Trunks did to Frieza. Gohan, blaming himself for letting Piccolo die again and regretting being unable to help, asks Piccolo to retrain him, and he agrees. Goku and Vegeta talk about training together, each saying that they would rather die. Frieza is shown back in Earth's Hell.

Major Events

  • Sorbet dies after Vegeta deflects Frieza's blast at him.
  • Vegeta is shown to be capable of transforming into Super Saiyan Blue as well.
  • Frieza blows up the Earth.
  • Whis reverses time three minutes so Goku can kill Frieza.
  • Piccolo is revived for the third time using the Namekian Dragon Balls.

Battles

  • Vegeta (Super Saiyan Blue) vs. Frieza (Golden Frieza)
  • Goku (Super Saiyan Blue) vs. Frieza (Final Form)

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Differences from the manga

  • The entire events of this episode were exclusive to the anime.

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