"The Last Blast" (最後の気功砲 Saigo no Kikōhō, lit. "The Final Kikōhō") is the twenty forth chapter of Dragon Ball Z and the two hundred eighteenth overall chapter of the Dragon Ball manga.
This chapter cover features four photos of the main characters. One photo is a picture of the Son family with Ox-King, Chi-Chi, Goku, and Gohan together. The next is Tien Shinhan, Chaozu, Yajirobe, Krillin, Mr. Popo, and Yamucha during their training on The Lookout. The bottom photo shows Launch, Bulma, Puar, Turtle, and Master Roshi at Kame House. The final photo is mostly covered up by the other photos, but Piccolo's face can be seen in a part of the photo that is showing.
Tien fire his Spirit Tri-Beam at Nappa, which blows off Nappa's Battle Armor, but fails to hurt him. Tien then falls to the ground and dies. Krillin screams out for Goku to save them, due to Nappa being too much for the heroes to handle. We then see Kami and Mr. Popo on the Lookout. Kami says he no longer senses Piccolo's presence, and that very soon Piccolo will die. We then return to the battlefield, where Krillin and Piccolo are still trying to come up with a plan. Piccolo suggests he fights better in the air, so Krillin and Piccolo jump to the ground. Nappa, who does not seem to be bothered by this at all, charges Krillin and Piccolo, but is stopped by Vegeta.
Vegeta ponders whether or not this Goku person they are waiting for is actually Kakarot (Goku's original Saiyan name). Krillin tells Vegeta it is Goku, and Vegeta taunts them. Krillin then states that Goku will be much stronger than last time. Amused by this, Vegeta decides waiting 3 hours to see if Goku will arrive. Nappa is displeased with this, and one again flies at the Dragon Team, ready to attack. Vegeta scolds Nappa for attempting to disobey him, and Nappa then stops and apologizes. Piccolo then notices form this, that if Nappa takes orders from Vegeta, Vegeta must be even stronger than he is. Nappa questions why Vegeta would like to wait for Goku, to which he responds traitors should be killed, and he wants to show them how terrible they can be.
Three hours go by, and Goku is still seen running on the Snake Way while the battle continues.
- Tien Shinhan dies after his attempt at killing Nappa with a Spirit Tri-Beam fails.