||Dragonball GT Episode 16
Mashin Wakusei M2... Uragiri no Giro!?
Machine Planet M2... Gill the Backstabber!?
We start out with Pan piloting the ship, and being attacked by
hundreds of robot ships. Turns out that Pan is playing a virtual video
game against Gill and losing horribly. (The screen shows that Gill is
spelled "Gill".) Gokuu wakes up, complaining that Pan is still playing
this game. Trunks arrives and consults Gill on the whereabouts of the
next Dragon Ball. Pan immediately challenges the robot to another
round, and Trunks asks who is winning (the Street Fighter-style display
shows Gill-50, Pan-0.) Gokuu wants them to stop so that he can sleep,
and Pan yells out "one more!" This time, the ship's interior shows the
game so that Trunks can watch. Pan loses again, spectacularly.
Trunks returns to flying the real ship, while Pan chases Gill around
to try to force it to play yet one more round. When she catches it, it
suddenly starts letting off steam and acting like it has overheated (to
Pan's concern.) The lights go out in the ship for a moment,
allowing Gill to see outside a window. It stares out at a passing
planet and mutters that it wants to return there. But, when Gill
realizes that Pan has walked up behind it, it yells "Pan! Danger!" and
runs off again. Later that night, while the others are sleeping, Pan
wakes up and stares at the white planet with what seems to be a big
splotchy blob covering part of its face.
The next morning, Trunks is acting surprised at the news from Pan.
He doesn't want to make any detours at this point in the quest to save
Earth, but Pan insists that it'll only be for a short time, and for a
good cause. Gokuu thinks that they may be able to get more food there.
Trunks caves in, and Pan thanks them both. Gill stares out at space and
says "I'm coming home."
Part of the planet is red sand and craters, part is lush forest, and
the rest is deserted city ruins. In one tower, Shogun Rirudo is asking
for a status update. A robot answers that the ship has changed course
for planet M2. Rirudo is pleased at the work of "DD4649T22006RS". Myuu
appears on the screen, and he also asks for a report. Rirudo replies
that he will soon deliver their prey, and is given the run of M2 to make
good on the promise.
The ship lands in a wood-lined clearing, and the kids step out to
stretch. Trunks tells Pan to stay near the ship, and she agrees to it.
Suddenly, there is a scream -- Gokuu had flown up into a tree and found
an apple, but when he bit into it, he hurt his teeth. Pan rags on him
for blindly eating strange food, but it turns out that the apple is
really a VERY heavy metal ball. Pan wants to keep the pretty thing as a
souvenir, until Gill eats it. The robot gets a much bigger energy boost
than it had been expecting, and lights up the woods. There's an
explosion, which leaves the robot pounded into the ground, and acting
sheepish. (Gokuu apologizes for finding the apple in the first place.)
Later, the heroes reach the city, and comment on how run down the
deserted place looks -- in fact, the entire planet seems to be
people-free. Gokuu calls out "Is anyone here?", which causes an alarm
signal to sound. Suddenly, they are surrounded by thousands of green
versions of Gill (Pan blames Gokuu for this.) One of the green robots
greets DD4649T22006RS, and welcomes it back home. However, while it
seems to be recognized by all of the green robots, Gill claims to not
know any of them. It also claims to not know if this is its home
planet. Suddenly, Gill acts as if it remembers something (or has been
summoned somewhere)and floats off. Gokuu hopes that Gill will return
with food. The heroes are left behind, surrounded by all of the green
When Shogun Rirudo calls out "DD4649T22006RS", all of the robots in
the area freeze up. The Shogun is in the tallest tower in the city,
watching on a holographic projector. Gill joins him, and he
congratulates DD4649T22006RS for luring the humans to M2. Meanwhile,
Gokuu is exercising on an escalator, and Trunks is wondering if Gill had
been acting strangely just now. Then, Gill shows up and leads them
deeper into the city (Pan has another metal apple in her hand, but Gill
They get to an older part of the city, and Gokuu senses the great
power of the four stupid-looking robots that had been planning to ambush
them. The robots phase out into the open (they can swim through solid
stone, if they want.) The leader is amused at Gokuu's sensing them, and
looks forward to a fun time (as well as getting the Dragon Balls.) The
leader tells the others to power up, and the resulting explosion sends
Pan and Trunks into the walls of the nearby buildings; Gokuu was ready
for this, and stayed on his feet while being pushed backwards. Gokuu is
impressed, not having felt this much power in a long time. He
introduces himself and asks who the robots are. The leader replies
"M2's commandos -- Ener-cannon Shin-go" (The Energy Cannon 4.)
Pan wants to know what the EC4 -- who are now holding Gill -- are
planning to do with her friend. She is told that this isn't "Gill",
it is "DD4649T22006RS", who is a member of EC4's gang. Pan doesn't buy
this and runs forward. Into a trap. One robot breaks up into
thousands of BB's that shoot forward and encase Gokuu and Trunks. This
robot sprays the two heroes with sleeping gas and they pass out.
Another robot (with missiles for fists) chases Pan away. This robot
plans on hurting Pan until Gill speaks up. Gill states that Pan is
stranded here and can't escape; further, the Dragon Balls that Shogun
Rirudo wants are on the bodies of the two captives. This satisfies the
leader, and the robots fly away. Pan has trouble believing what has
happened, and wonders what she should do now.
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