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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 elbows 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. On a similar note, the manga has the treasure being inside the chest, while in the anime, the treasure was actually located within the statue, with the chest merely containing a key to access the statue's treasure hold.
  • Bulma's immediate infatuated reaction in the anime is slightly toned down from the manga, merely declaring that Blue is her type. In the manga, she instead yells "But Caramba!!!! What a Bad Guy!!!!" On the other hand, her physical interaction with Blue was made more overt, as in the manga, she merely rubbed against his arm and meowed/purred like a cat, while in the anime, she goes as far as to lick him as well. Blue's reaction in the manga has him not only yank himself free, but apparently quickly move back several feet while recoiling in horror and disgust, while in the anime, it's only shown that he yanked himself free and recoiled.
  • 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, when Blue realizes Krillin is about to successfully kick him, Blue is barely able to yell "No!" before the kick made contact with him, followed with Bulma yelling "Yes!" over Krillin successfully landing a blow on Blue. In the anime, Blue never gets the chance to say anything before being kicked, with Bulma also congratulating Krillin.
  • 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 either defiantly dares Blue into doing his best shot (English dub), or otherwise insults him further by calling him a flaming Homo (Japanese version) just before Blue uses the technique on him. The manga also shows the psychadelic effect from the ability just as Blue turned to face Krillin to use the ability, while in the anime, it only appears when Blue replies to Bulma's demand to stop cheating during his Psychic Eyes-induced beatdown against Krillin.
  • Blue's threat towards Bulma after her failed seduction techniques was made more graphic in the anime adaptation where up and out states his intention to rip her to shreds slowly and painfully. On a similar note, Blue's specific retort towards Bulma's attempts at faking being a man were slightly different between the anime and manga. In the former, Blue makes clear he knows she's not actually a man due to her possessing breasts, while in the latter, he instead screams that Bulma is a freak of nature if she is indeed male. Bulma in response to the threat gives a shocked and horrified "No way!"/"No..." in the anime, while in the manga she tries to protest that she's cute.
    • Bulma also attempts to offer to give the Dragon Balls to Blue in exchange for sparing Krillin with Blue refusing due to preferring to take stuff rather than make deals in the anime before trying to finish Krillin off with a rock in the anime. In the manga, Bulma never gets an opportunity to even mention the Dragon Balls in their possession, let alone bargain for Krillin's life with them before Blue tries to finish off Krillin.

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.
  • Most of General Blue's scenes with Bulma and Krillin were rewritten in the dub, either as censorship or otherwise to add more humor. In particular:
    • Bulma in the Japanese version explicitly considers Blue to be her type before trying to physically flirt with him. The dub tones it down to have her eagerly introduce herself to the Red Ribbon Army general, although her attraction to Blue was still implied.
    • 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." (in the Japanese version, Bulma simply says "Yikes, he's gay...!' With Krillin backing up Bulma by referring to Blue as "A gay officer of the Red Ribbon Army").
      • After Blue starts threatening Krillin with for giving him a nosebleed, Krillin tells Blue to "give his best shot". The Japanese version has him refer to him as a flaming homo as well.
      • 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 calls out on her falsehood by citing she has breasts, which no man would ever have.). The dub also tones down Blue's threat afterwards by implying he was initially considering sparing Bulma only to decide to kill her in addition to Krillin, largely because of her attempted flirting/mockery, while in the Japanese version he makes it very clear that he intends to slowly torture her to death by ripping her apart one by one once he's done with Krillin.
    • In the English dub, Blue derisively refers to Krillin as wearing diapers and calling him "diaper man" and "diapers" due to his white boxer shorts, even nicknaming him such when Goku arrives late in the episode. In addition, the dub also has a real-life reference to the Girl Scouts organization when Blue claims that a member of that group could fight better than Krillin as well as imply he'd know from past experience.
    • 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 and Japanese anime, 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.
        • The dub also implies that the nosebleed Krillin had inflicted onto General Blue was the first time he got wounded in combat, while the Japanese version makes no such comment.
    • When first encountering Goku, Blue, aside from the above about calling him diapers, does not directly state that he came close to killing Krillin in the English dub.
      • Similarly, he does not directly state in anticipation that his actions to Krillin were out of revenge for the latter's humiliation of him by inflicting him with a bloody nose in the English dub when refuting Bulma's protest of cheating.
  • In his fight with General Blue, at least according to the English dub (see above), 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".

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