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"The Four-Star Dragon" (せっ6000ろくせんのパワー!たいようせん Sesshi Rokusendo no Pawā! Taiyō no Senshi, lit. "Power of 6,000 Degrees Celsius! The Warrior of the Sun") is the seventh episode of the Shadow Dragon Saga and the fifty-fourth overall episode of Dragon Ball GT. This episode first aired in Japan on August 6, 1997. Its original American airdate was November 20, 2004.



The Four-Star Dragon, Nuova Shenron

With four Dragon Balls safely in their possession, Goku and Pan set off in search of the fifth. After Giru locates the next Ball in a nearby city the trio land. Standing in their way is the incredible Nuova Shenron, the Shadow Dragon of Fire. Pan who has grown too confident for her good, having already defeated four previous Shadow Dragons goes in to attack alone, but Nuova Shenron knocks her out with ease. Goku demanded the dragon to put Pan down, but much to his surprise, Nuova quietly throws her out of harm's way and spares her life. He reveals that the wish that created him was when the evil King Piccolo wished for his youth back.

Goku and Nuova start to fight. Goku quickly learns due to the scorching heat that his opponent is letting off that his hand will burn off if he punches him and that he will lose his toes if he kicks him because of Nuova Shenron's ability to make his body reach temperatures higher than even the Sun. Goku attempts to take cover inside a building to wait for the right time to counter attack but is unable to shake him off.

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Nuova Shenron without his shell

Meanwhile as Giru watches over the unconscious Pan, he is suddenly attacked by another of the Shadow Dragons, who damages him, steals the Dragon Balls, and attacks Pan. When Goku and Nuova go back outside during their battle, Goku learns that Nuova gets his energy from the Sun and that it never runs out. Goku hits him with a Solar Flare though it causes him no damage. After that, Nuova powers up by breaking out of his shell and accesses his full power. In response Goku powers up to Super Saiyan 4.

Major Events[]

  • Goku battles against the powerful Nuova Shenron.


  • Pan vs. Nuova Shenron (Shell)
  • Goku vs. Nuova Shenron (Shell)




  • Unnamed City




  • Nuova Shenron was born after the wish made in "King Piccolo's Wish" where King Piccolo himself asks for his youth to be restored. Nuova is also the final Shadow Dragon to reveal which wish to Shenron created him, as neither Eis nor Syn Shenron revealed their origins to the Z-Fighters when they appeared nor did the heroes ever ask them.
  • Eis is briefly shown in his shelled form when looming over Pan, but he is already transformed by the time he enters the fray in "The Three-Star Dragon".


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