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"The Pirate Treasure" (やった! おたからはっけん Yatta! Otakara Hakken, lit. "Hooray! The Treasure is Discovered") is the seventh episode of the General Blue Saga and the fifty-second episode in the Dragon Ball series. This episode first aired in Japan on February 25, 1987. Its original American airdate was March 14, 2002.

Summary

Bulma and Krillin continue swimming. General Blue follows them. Goku continues running in the wrong direction. The cave was closing in on Goku but he kept going. He finds a trapdoor and falls through it. He falls on a bouncy thing which is an octopus named Octopapa.

The Statue

Meanwhile, General Blue, Bulma, and Krillin make it to the surface (General Blue stays in the water so he will not be seen). There are three treasure chests. But when they get there, a statue turns on by itself. Octopapa tries to hit Goku with his tentacles but none hit him. The octopus grabs him and says he is going to eat him.

Krillin and Bulma finding the pirate treasure

The statue throws swords everywhere. Bulma hides. Krillin gets one of the swords out of the ground and hits the other swords with it. One comes out of its face and heads for Krillin. The octopus tenderizes Goku. Goku gets a large rock and throws it at his snout thinking it is his mouth. Octopapa destroys it and then shows Goku his mouth. He is ready to eat. Krillin knocks the sword away. The statue is out of swords. Krillin checks the middle chest. A pirate dummy comes out and shoots bullets. Goku manages to do one more attack: the Kamehameha, which defeats and roasts Octopapa. Goku is starving and decides to eat it.

Bulma is instantly attracted to General Blue

The dummy runs out of bullets. Bulma heads for another chest. It has a key in it. They see a keyhole in the statue. They put it in and gold comes out. General Blue then comes out of the water to get the gold, making it very clear he intended to grab it for the Red Ribbon Army. Bulma instantly declares her attraction for General Blue, even grabbing him by the arm and licking him suggestively, although Blue does not concur with her feelings as he does not pay her any mind, and if anything expresses disgust with her and yells at her to get away from him. Bulma and Krillin then deduce that General Blue is prudish and scares very easily especially for his size, with Blue threatening that neither of them will find him funny once they are dead and derisively refers to Krillin as a cueball when asking if he has a death wish. Krillin then warns him that just because Blue is tall and built doesn't mean he can't be stomped by him, with Blue asking if he thinks so, with Krillin answering that he knows so. Krillin decided to fight him.

While Goku is eating, he hears noises of Krillin getting hurt. He goes in the water to get to him. General Blue pounds Krillin and bangs him into walls. He then mocks Krillin's white underwear and asks if he's wearing a diaper. Bulma then tries to get Krillin to surrender, but Krillin refuses, citing he's fine overall and that Blue's just a big sissy. Blue, hearing this remark, then tells Krillin to bring it on while referring to him as "diaper man". However, Blue dodges all of Krillin's attacks and then punches him, to Bulma's horror. Eventually, Krillin utilizes an Afterimage Technique, catching Blue offguard, before managing to throw one flying kick in the face. General Blue, while clutching his mouth from the impact, initially wonders how Krillin could hurt something "beautiful" until he realizes the kick was potent enough to give him a nosebleed. He then is crying since it hurt his "beautiful" face and gets angry, as well as hurriedly putting noseplugs into the nose to stop the bleeding.

Krillin paralysed

Krillin declares that Blue is strange after that tirade, with Blue declaring Krillin to be a murderer for "killing his perfect looks," with Krillin taunting Blue to give him his best shot. Blue is so angry, he uses his telekinetic technique, called Psychic Eyes, so Krillin will not be able to move. Bulma then asks what happened, with Krillin stating that Blue did something with his eyes to force him to freeze up, with General Blue admitting he should have mentioned his special ability earlier. Bulma then decries him as cheating, with General Blue stating that in a fight to the death, there are no rules save for the fact that the winner is the one who survives the battle. General Blue bangs him into walls and then gets a rock to kill Krillin, taunting Krillin about how that most certainly would have hurt. He then notices that the cave is on the verge of collapsing, and decides he needs to finish them quickly so he can find the Dragon Ball.

General Blue prepared to battle Goku

Bulma tries once more to seduce Blue, but Blue expresses disgust, citing that her actions will give him nightmares. Realizing that her attempts will not work, she tries to intimidate Blue by claiming her being powerful, but Blue threatens her in turn by demanding she quit with her nonsense forcefully enough to cause the noseplugs in his nose to fall out and bleed slightly, admitting that he did consider letting her go free, but because of her actions, he will make sure to deal with her, with Blue also saying yes when Bulma says no in fear, before deciding to kill Krillin first due to his earlier injury. Bulma then tried to persuade Blue to spare them because they have some Dragon Balls and offers them to him if he lets them go free, but he refuses her offer while otherwise appreciating it since he prefers to take what he wants rather than make deals. He then declares no more interruptions and makes clear he intends to kill Krillin (while referring to his head as splitting open a coconut), and also telling Krillin to be brave and smile when the latter weakly says Goku's name. Just before he could do so, Goku arrives. Goku then asks if Blue was able to beat Krillin. Blue initially is baffled about the name until he realizes he's referring to the man he called "diapers" and says he put him out easily enough. As the fight is about to begin, the room begins to shake.

Major Events

  • Krillin fights and is defeated by General Blue.

Battles

  • Goku vs. Octopus
  • Krillin vs. General Blue

Appearances

Characters

Locations

Objects

Differences from the Manga

  • In the manga, there is only one brown chest when Bulma and Krillin emerge from the water. In the anime, there are three different colour chests and a statue that attacks them with flying swords when they open the incorrect one.
  • Blue's anger at being called gay by Krillin and Bulma is made slightly more apparent in the manga, where he briefly flinches and twitches before angrily demanding to know what they called him and stating the consequences for insulting him are severe.
  • In the manga, Krillin ponders what Blue's problem is when he rants about how he, a Red Ribbon Army general, got a nosebleed. In the anime, Krillin instead sees his rant as yet more evidence towards him being homosexual.
    • On a similar note, the anime has Blue's rant end right when he stands up and hugs himself in rage, while the manga has the rant linger on a little bit more, namely saying "I am a general... I am General Blue himself..." just as Krillin watches in complete bafflement at his behavior.
    • In the manga, Blue immediately uses Psychic Eyes on Krillin before the latter even has a chance to reply to Blue's threat. In the anime, Krillin defiantly dares Blue into doing his best shot just before Blue uses the technique on him.
  • Blue's threat towards Bulma after her failed seduction techniques was toned down to him merely threatening to kill her after initially considering sparing her. In the manga, he outright states he intended to ensure Bulma had a very slow and painful death as payback for her seduction attempts and especially her attempt at posing as a man.

Trivia

  • Some of the shots of Goku show him running down a hallway curving counter-clockwise when he is, in fact, running clockwise. Another shot shows a branch in the hallway behind him.
  • What Krillin did exactly to the statue isn't elaborated on; he is not holding his original sword when the scene cuts back to him, so he most likely whacked the statue's sword away like he did earlier before throwing his own sword into the statue's head.
  • The gold chest contains an automated puppet that shoots at anyone who gets the wrong idea about which chest the treasure is kept in. On the other hand, the copper chest contains the key to the statue which holds the real treasure. It's never revealed what the silver chest contains.
  • The scenes with General Blue encountering Krillin and Bulma are altered in the dub to omit their accusations of Blue being homosexual. In order:
    • After Blue ignores Bulma's advances with some fear, Bulma calls Blue a "prude," while Krillin teases that Blue "scares easily for a big guy."
    • After Blue starts complaining about his nosebleed, Krillin commented that Blue is weird. It is to be noted that the dub's take was closer to how it was depicted in the manga.
    • When Bulma fails again to seduce Blue, she then starts pretending that she is a "powerful sumo wrestler" rather than saying she is a man. Likewise, Blue's angry retort towards her is toned down somewhat by demanding she stop declaring such nonsense (originally he yelled that if Bulma was indeed a man as she claimed, that makes her a freak of nature.).
  • In his fight with General Blue, Krillin becomes the first person to make him bleed in combat.
  • In the manga and Japanese anime, Goku mistakes Octopapa for a squid. The English dub has Goku mistake him for a spider.
  • In the English dub, Blue's voice changes slightly when talking to Krillin for the first time. The pitch sounds slightly similar to the voice that's used for the older Krillin, possibly a hint that Blue's Funimation actor, Sonny Strait, would take over the part from Laurie Steele in "Changes".
  • In the Funimation dub, when Blue is whining about his nose bleed, a real-life reference to the Mona Lisa is made where he compares his being afflicted with a bloody nose with damaging the priceless artwork by throwing red paint on it.
    • In addition, the dub makes it sound as though Blue was upset at the bloody nose purely because of his narcissism of his handsome appearance. In the manga, he was actually upset because such reflected badly on his reputation as a proud general of the Red Ribbon Army than in regards to his looks. Similarly, Blue's motive for using Psychic Eyes on Krillin also was slightly different: In the English dub, he did so as revenge for Krillin causing his nosebleed (or as he put it, "murdered" his good looks). In the Manga, on the other hand, he did so as a means to silence Krillin due to him being a witness to Blue's "shame" (referring to his bloody nose).

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