"The Mastermind's Demise" (黒幕の最後 Kuromaku no Saigo, lit. "The Last of the Mastermind") is the two hundred seventy second chapter of Dragon Ball Z and the four hundred sixty-sixth overall chapter of the Dragon Ball manga.
Vegeta curses the situation, with his left arm now out of commission. Babidi notices Vegeta is still alive, and thinks he might have made a really great servant were he not so disobedient. Piccolo thinks that Vegeta can't compete with Buu at all, Gohan is dead, and even Supreme Kai is gone. Trunks can't believe his father would lose, but Piccolo won't reassure him. Buu tells Vegeta, it's over for him. Vegeta wonders what to do, as Buu rips out a chunk of his stomach, and stretches it out like dough. Vegeta asks what this disgusting bastard is up to. Buu shoots an explosive blast from his mouth that Vegeta just barely dodges, and then throws the piece of his stomach out so that it snakes around Vegeta, tying him up.
Buu does a happy dance, as Vegeta lies wrapped up on the ground. Buu kicks him across the ground, and then giggles as Vegeta coughs up blood. Buu then sits on Vegeta and starts pounding on him. Krillin says he's getting killed, and wonders where Goku or Gohan are, did they already die? Goten says his brother couldn’t die. Trunks is getting really restless, but Piccolo says there's nothing he could do if he went besides die, which would just add to Vegeta's pain. Trunks ignores that, turns Super Saiyan, and flies off. Goten does the same, and Piccolo gets mad at their hastiness. The boys zoom right past Babidi, leaving him confused. Trunks kicks Buu off of Vegeta, knocking him off into the distance, as Goten begins unravelling Vegeta.
The boys tend to Vegeta, and Babidi can't believe Vegeta still has allies around. Babidi thinks it doesn't matter how many of them there are, because Majin Buu is invincible, and he'll kill them all. Babidi turns around, and Piccolo is there, who is preparing to kill Babidi after telling him he can't forgive him or Buu. Babidi says if he's killed, no one can ever seal Majin Buu away, and then the entire world will be completely destroyed. Piccolo says the world would get destroyed even if Babidi didn't die, and so Babidi starts to call Buu over to help. Piccolo then swipes his arm, and cuts Babidi in half with one clean chop. Babidi keeps talking as his remains fall back to the ground, and Piccolo spits down at him. Vegeta tells Trunks to take good care of his mother. Trunks is confused, and Vegeta smiles.
- Vegeta (Majin Vegeta) vs. Innocent Buu
- Piccolo vs. Babidi
|Volume 39: Boo Unleashed|
|The Djinn Awakens?! · Can This Be Boo?! · The Menace of Boo · Terrifying Power · Vegeta vs. Boo · Boo Gets Mad · The Mastermind's Demise · Farewell, Proud Warrior · Back to the Nightmare · A Slim Hope · Bobbidi's Revenge · A Time of Trial · The Zeta Sword|