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"That's my capsule. There's no mistaking it guys. That's the one I came back in. Wait a second. What's going on here?"
Future Trunks looking at the picture of the Time Machine Bulma sent to him.

"Unwelcome Discovery" (きつかん!ブルマがらせたミステリー Fukitsu na Yokan! Buruma ga Shiraseta Misuterī, lit. "An Ominous Premonition! Bulma Unveils a Mystery") is the fourteenth episode of the Androids Saga and the one hundred thirty-ninth overall episode in the uncut Dragon Ball Z series. This episode first aired in Japan on May 13, 1992. Its original American airdate was October 3, 2000.

Summary

Piccolo offers to fuse with Kami

Goku, Chi-Chi, Krillin, Yamcha, Gohan and Future Trunks are all in an airplane flying to Kame House to hide Goku from the Androids. Future Trunks considers using his Time Machine to travel further into the past to find Dr. Gero's Laboratory and destroy Android 16, Android 17 and Android 18 before they can be activated. He also reflects more on how much this timeline differs from his own. Gohan asks Future Trunks if killing the Androids in the present will make the Androids of the future vanish, and Future Trunks realizes with much disappointment that his timeline is like a parallel timeline, unaffected by what he changes in this timeline.

At Kame House, Chiaotzu is cooking for Master Roshi and Oolong. After Roshi eats the soup, he asks Chiaotzu how he can cook like that. Chiaotzu says he cooks for Tien Shinhan all the time while they train. Roshi offers for Chiaotzu to live at Kame House to train, though really just wants Chiaotzu to keep cooking for him. Next, Tien walks in the door, and he and Chiaotzu go off to train more for the Androids.

The Androids as seen in Trunks' flashback

Goku has a nightmare that Android 17 and Android 18 come to a cabin where he is sleeping. After waking up and realising who they are, Gohan and Krillin appear and attempt to defend Goku. They are both killed by a single punch from each Android. Goku stands up and begins attacking the pair, but he phases straight through them. Chi-Chi stands in front of the Androids, demanding them to stop. Android 18 instead walks over and begins to choke her, eventually snapping her neck, killing her. An even more distraught Goku begins furiously attacking to no avail, when Future Trunks steps through the doorway. Goku tries to stop him from attacking, but Future Trunks phases through Goku and attempts to slash at 17 with his sword. 17 catches the sword and drives it through Future Trunks' stomach, resulting in his death. 17 and 18 walk up to Goku's bed, where another Goku lies, and 17 prepares to drive his hand through Goku. The scene changes to the real world where Goku is screaming in pain and Chi-Chi administers his medicine.

Meanwhile, Vegeta stands out in the rain on top of a small, rocky hill. He thinks about how Android 18 nearly killed him as her taunting words ring through his mind. Then, he flies into a wild rage and turns into a Super Saiyan. He begins talking to himself about how he is a Super Saiyan and as one, he should have not been beaten by the androids. He says to himself that there must be a higher level of strength that a Saiyan can achieve other than Super Saiyan. Finally, he makes up his mind that he will work tirelessly to achieve this higher level by saying "I will be legendary!"

Future Trunks

Back in the plane, Future Trunks is realizing that his time cannot be affected by the outcome of the time he is in now. He then has a flashback, and says he came back because Future Bulma wanted him to, and because he wanted to help the people in his time. The flashback shows Future Trunks walking down a street before running into the Future Androids who attempt to shoot him. Krillin then calls Bulma to provide an update. Bulma starts speaking to Future Trunks and explains that a man had found a vehicle on his property that was old and covered in moss, and he wanted to keep it although was not sure how to pilot it. As the machine had the Capsule Corporation logo on, the man called Bulma to see if she knew. Bulma reveals that the vehicle in question is Future Trunks' Time Machine and she sends him a picture of it to Krillin, shocking Future Trunks. He explains to Bulma that it's simply not possible as Future Bulma was barely able to create a single Time Machine and his is inside a Capsule in his hand.

Major Events

  • Future Trunks and Bulma find out about the additional Time Machine.

Battles

  • Goku, Future Trunks, Gohan, Krillin and Chi-Chi vs. Android 17 and Android 18 (Dream)

Appearances

Characters

Locations

Objects

Transformations

Bruce Faulconer tracks

  • "Vegeta's Theme" - When Vegeta declares that he will be legendary after being in the rain angry over his defeat against the Androids.
  • "Vegeta - Super Saiyan" - When Vegeta is in the rain, angry over his defeat against Android 18.
  • "Sage Music" - When Future Trunks reflects on his tragic past.

Differences from the manga

  • Chiaotzu cooking a meal for Master Roshi, Oolong and Turtle at Kame House prior to Tien picking up to go train is exclusive to the anime.
  • Future Trunks remembering a talk with his mother and the terrorized wasteland that is his home is exclusive to the anime.
  • Goku having a nightmare where the Androids confront him and kill Krillin, Gohan, Chi-Chi, Future Trunks and himself is exclusive to the anime.

Trivia

Future Trunks has blonde eyebrows

  • Goku has a dream about Android 17 and Android 18, despite the fact that he has never actually seen either of them, nor would he know about the Lucky Foods van they arrive in. However, after Goku drank the Ultra Divine Water, he had visions of the future and a clear understanding of things, implying that he had developed some level of psychic ability. Furthermore, after training in 100x gravity while traveling to Planet Namek, he had developed deeper psychic abilities, as shown when he read Krillin's mind after his arrival there. In the TV special Dragon Ball Z: Bardock - The Father of Goku, Bardock implies that he feels a psychic ability within Goku with lines like, "You see it too, don't you?". For all of these reasons, it is perfectly reasonable for Goku to have psychic foresight within his dreams.
    • In the original dub, the "Goku's Nightmare" theme is playing when Goku has a nightmare about the Androids, followed by a bit of "Ginyu Transformation" etc. In the remastered version, the music is replaced with "Goku's Dream".
    • Interestingly, Goku's dream is the first of only two times that any incarnation of Android 17 is actually seen wielding the gun he carries around in his holster. The second is in "Free the Future" when Future Android 17 points his gun at the head of an old man (although in the latter case, Future Trunks manages to interfere before Future 17 could get the chance to shoot the old man).
  • The Lucky Foods van says "campany" instead of "company". This is due to Japanese pronunciations not including an "uh" sound, as heard in the word "company." Rather, Japanese uses the "ah" sound, pronouncing "company" like "cahmpany," which is why misspelling it as "campany" is an easy translation mistake to make.
  • In the flashback where he is walking down the street, Future Trunks' eyebrows are blond instead of lavender.
  • The ringtone for the phone that Krillin uses to call Bulma is the theme of Dr. Slump.
  • In Future Trunks' flashback, a woman who bears a striking resemblance to Maron can be seen hugging a girl tightly when he is traveling through the wasteland in agony.
    • Also, when Future Trunks starts to run, a man who looks exactly like Potential Unleashed Gohan can be seen sitting with a sword on his left.
    • There is also a man who bears a strange resemblance to himself in the crowd, however his hair is green instead of lavender.
  • The song "MIND POWER...KI..." played in Future Trunks' flashback originally, but the English dub excluded it instead having Future Trunks and Future Bulma talk over the silence until Krillin snaps the former back to reality. In Japanese, Future Trunks returned of his own accord.

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