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"The Finalists are Chosen!" (対戦相手決定す! Taisen Aite Ketteisu!, lit. "The Match-Ups Are Decided!") is the two hundred forty fourth chapter of Dragon Ball Z and the four hundred thirty-eighth overall chapter of the Dragon Ball manga.


Piccolo doubts those two were from Earth, but wonders why aliens would be here. Videl asks about this alien business, and Gohan whispers to her that Piccolo's a bit strange, and she believes him because of his complexion. Krillin wants the drawing to hurry up and start. They continue on toward the backstage area and arrive just in time for the drawings. Krillin prays to God that he doesn't fight any of his friends in the first round, and Piccolo says God is Dende. Goku looks around, and doesn't think anyone but the pair from before look great. He wonders about the two guys with the "M" on their foreheads, and thinks Mighty Mask looks weird.

The announcer says he'll call them all in (Japanese) alphabetical order. The drawing begins and Killa draws #14, Kibito draws #7, Krillin draws #1, Gohan draws #8 to put him up against Kibito, Android 18 draws #9, and Shin draws #3. Trunks asks Goten if they know the masked guy's name, but he doesn't. Spopovich gets called up, but doesn't respond, so Trunks and Goten think that must be their name, and run up. The announcer tells them they're Mighty Mask, as the real Spopovich comes up and angrily draws #6. Jewel draws next and draws #16, with Goku drawing #11 after him. Videl is called up and she asks about her dad, and the announcer says that he's resting so he'll draw in his place. Videl draws #5, putting her up against Spopovich. Overhearing this, Goku realizes that she's Mr. Satan's daughter, and Krillin asks Gohan when they're getting married. Pintar draws #2, and Krillin is relieved to fight him. Vegeta draws #12... putting him up against Goku! Vegeta has been waiting a long time for this day. Trunks and Goten argue about whose father will win, as they get called up and draw #13, against Killa. Piccolo draws #4, putting him up against Shin. The announcer then draws for Mr. Satan, getting #10, putting him up against 18. Finally, Yamu draws #15, putting him up against Jewel. The match-ups are set!

The announcer leads them all to the waiting room, going over the rules again. There is also now a thirty-minute time limit per match, due to the increased number of matches. Pintar says he'll only need ten seconds to beat Krillin, who merely scoffs. The announcer then goes out and announces the start of the World Martial Arts Tournament. An attendant tells Mr. Satan (who is still recovering) that he'll be in the fifth match, and his opponent is an unknown, yet beautiful girl. Mr. Satan sits up excitedly.



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Volume 37: Tournament of the Heavens
Trunks vs. Goten · Trunks vs. Goten, Part 2 · The Winner! · Hercule's Courage! · The Mysterious Duo · The Finalists are Chosen! · The First Two Fights · Shin's Surprise · Videl... Battered · Gohan Gets Mad!! · The Plot of the Lords · The Stolen Energy · The Terrible Mystery
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