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"The Fate of the Strongest" (天下一武道会の頂点!! Tenkaichi Budōkai no Chōten!!, lit. "The Tenka'ichi Budōkai's Climax!!") is one hundred ninety-third chapter of the Dragon Ball manga.


The cover shows Goku and Piccolo in two different boxes, with Piccolo charging towards the bloody Goku. Under the two boxes, are six smaller boxes with the other six finalists of the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament.


Piccolo's Explosive Demon Wave blast keeps coming down at the immobile Goku. The blast hits the ground, and there was a large explosion. When the smoke clears, there is just a crater in the remains of the ring. The crater is completely empty, and Piccolo comes back down to the ground, celebrating Son Goku's death, thinking he has turned to dust.

Goku headbutts Piccolo

Goku headbutts Piccolo Jr. for the victory

Goku's friends are sad, as Piccolo continues celebrating his victory. But then Krillin notices something, and asks Tien Shinhan what he sees with his great vision. Tien Shinhan spots something; it is Goku, up in the air, a ways off. Goku is flying toward Piccolo from behind him, and Tien Shinhan shouts out that it is Flight. Goku continues darting toward Piccolo, and finally connects with a headbutt to Piccolo's gut.

Piccolo is thrown off a distance, coughing up blood, and then he and Goku each hit the ground. Goku asks the World Tournament Announcer if that is not a ring out for Piccolo, and the announcer looks over, seeing that it is indeed. Goku's friends begin to celebrate as they run over toward him, as he is laying all beaten up and bloody in what used to be the ring.





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Volume 16: Goku vs. Piccolo
God's Miscalculation · The Fated Showdown! · Testing the Waters · The Real Fight · The Super Kamehameha · Panic at the Tenkaichi Budokai! · Piccolo's Super Giantification Spell · Goku's Fight · The Demon King's Final Gamble · Piccolo Destroys Everything! · The 10 Count · The Last Gasp! · The Fate of the Strongest · The Gift of the Dragon Balls
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