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The Games Begin (セルに挑む者たち!! 決戦の幕開け, Celu ni Idomu Mono Tachi!! Kessen no Makuake) is the tenth episode of the Cell Games Saga and the one hundred seventy-fifth overall episode in the uncut Dragon Ball Z series. The episode first aired on February 17, 1993. Its original American air date was November 27, 2000.


Goku ready to head out to the Cell Games

Goku dresses and leaves his home, ignoring Chi-Chi's pleas not to let Gohan fight. He then uses Instant Transmission to teleport to Kami's Lookout. There he meets Piccolo, Gohan, Future Trunks, Krillin, Mr. Popo, and Dende. Krillin tells Goku that the new Dragon Dende created cannot wish someone who has already died back to life. Goku assures everyone that none of them will die.

Cell is then shown, alone. A reporter and camera man from ZTV, Jimmy Firecracker and Lionel, arrive first to tape the Cell Games Live. Then, Mr. Satan arrives in a car, ready to fight. The crowd goes wild. Mr. Satan steps into the ring and tells the reporter and the camera man to come down to the ring. The reporter tries to interview Cell and Mr. Satan, but only Mr. Satan says anything.

Goku, Krillin, Piccolo, and Gohan fly toward the Cell Games Arena. On their way they meet Yamcha and Tien Shinhan, who say that they will not fight.

The reporter notices someone coming toward them in the sky, who happens to be Vegeta. The reporter tries to interview Vegeta. Vegeta threatens the reporter, and the reporter runs toward Mr. Satan for protection. Five minutes until the Cell Games begin. Android 16 arrives on the scene. Mr. Satan mocks them both. Finally, Goku and the gang arrive. All the Z Fighters have arrived. Chi-Chi watches them all on TV and yells that Gohan is going to get hurt. Krillin sees Android 16 and greets him. Android 16 thanks Krillin for showing sympathy for him, because if it wasn't for Krillin hadn’t he wouldn’t have been able to come to the Cell Games. Goku greets Android 16, and tells who he is. Then Android 16 says he knows who he is, because he was programmed to kill him, but has chosen not to. Goku tells the Z Fighters that he will fight first, and Vegeta says it does not matter if Goku fights, because he will be the one to kill Cell. Goku tells the reporter he will fight first, but Krillin tells Goku to let Mr. Satan fight first. The Cell Games are about to start.


Cell Games Saga/Episodes

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