|| Dragon Ball volume 20 summary and personae list.
Eriito: (Elite?) Vejita's form of powered up attack, which is very
similar to Gokuu's Kaiou-ken.
Gyarikku-hou: (Garlic-hou?) Vejita's version of Kamehame-ha.
Genki Tama: (Healthy Ball) A very powerful sphere made from personal
"ki." Gokuu learns it from Kaiou-sama in book #18, and passes
the attack on to Kuririn.
Were-monkeys: When Gokuu and Gohan change over, they become
completely primeval, having no self-control or awareness. When
Vejita changes, he's completely self-aware, and has full control
of his powers and body. This must be just a matter of training.
Vejita finally decides to power up. Gokuu is surprised at the
energy, and feels like he's being hit by a typhoon. All the clouds are
blown away. Vejita says it's over, and attacks. Gokuu gets hit from
behind, and gears up to Kaiou-ken #2. Vejita is having fun. Gokuu
curses at the other's power and speed, which are too much for KK#2. He
prepares himself for the death of his body, and announces that he's
going to use KK#3. Which amuses Vejita.
Meanwhile, there was one fighter who had not appeared earlier to
attack the Saiya-jin.
Yajirobee cowers behind the rocks, thinking that the power of the two
combatants seems to have come out from a bad dream. Gokuu thinks about
the stresses KK#3 will put on his body. Vejita taunts Gokuu, and
Yajirobee keeps cowering. Gokuu uses KK#3, which Kaiou-sama senses (the
king can not predict the outcome of the fight.) They fight, and Vejita
gets mad at getting messed up.
Finally, Gokuu gets in one good punch, which enrages the surprised
Saiya-jin. Gokuu curses the other's toughness. Yajirobee is impressed,
and hopes Gokuu will win. KK#3 is starting to take it's toll on Gokuu's
body, Vejita sees his own blood and goes insane. They both react, with
Vejita using Gyarikku-hou, and Gokuu using KK#3 Kamehame-ha. They both
strain, and Gokuu pushes into KK#4. Yajirobee rushes out, thinking that
Gokuu has won. They greet each other, but the monk's slap on the back
puts Gokuu in a coughing fit. Then, Gokuu suggests that the monk run
away; Yajirobee slowly realizes what may be wrong. Yes, Vejita is still
alive, and Yajirobee has trouble accepting this. But, he does leave,
wishing Gokuu good luck.
Vejita frees himself from the blast, and rages on about being the
best Saiya-jin in the world. He then has a thought, and goes searching
for this planet's moon. Kaiou-sama frets over Gokuu's chances, Gokuu
wonders what's taking Vejita so long, and Vejita wonders where they've
put the moon for this planet. No matter, he can make due without it.
Gokuu is thinking about Kaiou-sama's concept of a genki tama. Vejita
returns, talking about the missing moon (Gokuu doesn't understand.) The
Saiya-jin describes the brute strength increase Saiya-jin get when they
see the full moon. And, he makes a little one of his own. Gokuu
doesn't recognize the full moon (without his tail, it has no effect.)
Kaiou-sama is stunned. Vejita gloats, and then changes into a
Kuririn and Gohan are near Kame House, when they sense the light and
power of a star behind them. The power isn't from Gohan's father, so it
must be that of the Saiya-jin. Gohan has to go back and help his dad.
They argue a little, but Gohan isn't going to run away any more.
Kuririn decides to go with. Gokuu is stunned, and Vejita asks him about
the new situation. Vejita claims that his power has increased by a
factor of ten. As Gokuu thinks about this, he remembers a warning his
grandfather had made about not looking at the full moon, and remaining
asleep at night. Then Kami-sama had suggested removing the tail.
Gokuu suddenly realizes that when he'd been a were-monkey a long time
ago, he'd killed his own grandfather by accident. He apologizes to the
old man, living in "the other world." Yajirobee is trying to understand
that Saiya-jin turn into were-monkeys. Gokuu thinks about "genki tama,"
and attacks. He loses his concentration, and has to re-invoke
Kaiou-ken. But, he loses it again. Vejita tells him to try to run
away, and Gokuu thinks about using KK#5, which requires a 10 second
rest. He needs an opening, so he uses Tenshin's blinding Taiyou-ken.
During the lull, Gokuu invokes the power of the sea to give him energy
Vejita curses his blindness, and gets better before Gokuu has fully
recharged himself. But, Gokuu is a lot better now, too. Vejita finds him
and uses a mouth blast to undo all of that recharging. Gokuu is nearly
helpless, but does dodge a few of Vejita's attacks. Vejita steps on
Gokuu's legs, crushing them. Kuririn states that Gokuu's power has
dropped a lot. Gohan yells "father" and he keeps approaching. Vejita
gloats, then prepares to finish off his enemy, and then the rest of the
world. Gokuu curses, looking like he's lost, but he still has energy
for one more attack. As Vejita grabs his damaged eye, Gokuu waits for
the end. Vejita picks up the body, raging over the damage to his face.
Yajirobee can't do anything, and Gokuu's ribs break. Gohan and
Kuririn are very close now. Kuririn can't understand the point of the
glowing orb. They see the giant were-monkey, and Kuririn tells Gohan to
land. Kuririn wants to help Gokuu, but they find Yajirobee first. He
says that the were-monkey is the Saiya-jin, and Kuririn growls out that
he knows. And that they have to cut off its tail. Kuririn states that
Gohan and he will act as a distraction, while Yajirobee does the
cutting. Yajirobee hates this idea, since Vejita is so strong. Gohan
thinks to his father to not die, and Kuririn realizes that Gokuu's power
level is so low that his friend will soon die. Vejita notices something,
and Gohan attracts his attention. Kuririn prepares Kien-zan. Vejita
makes Gohan watch his father's torture. Kuririn attacks, but misses.
Vejita notices the other guy, but dismisses him to continue killing
Kakarot. Kuririn fumes helplessly, and apologizes to Gokuu. Then,
Vejita discovers that there was one more insect. Now, with his tail
cut off, he reverts to normal. Yajirobee prays that no one noticed him.
Kuririn praises the monk (who keeps cowering,) and Vejita promises to
kill everyone. Gohan is trying to understand how the monster changed
into the Saiya-jin. Vejita takes his rage out on the human-Saiya-jin
child, and keeps on about the boy not being a pure-blood. Then, the boy
is discarded to die with his father. Gokuu tells the boy that he can't
move, so Gohan has to keep trying. Vejita notices that Gokuu is still
awake. Gohan replies that he's powerless, too. Vejita decides to kill
Gokuu, and then the brat. After, it's the bastard that had cut his
tail. Yajirobee panics. Gokuu tries to reassure his son, but the boy
claims he can't move. Gokuu yells at him to not die, and to remember
what Piccolo had taught him. Vejita continues to rough up Gokuu, Gokuu
calls to Gohan, and the boy tells the Saiya-jin to stop it.
Gohan's claim to assault Vejita amuses the alien. But, he is surprised
at the boy's attack. Gokuu tells Kuririn to come over. Kuririn says
that Gohan should be allowed to escape, but the man states that he's
going to give Kuririn the genki tama. Kuririn doesn't understand, so
Gokuu explains a little, and then tells his friend to hurry because
Gohan's going to die. The little guy is told to hold Gokuu's hand, then
the transfer occurs. Now, he's overwhelmed by the power he's just been
given. Gokuu wishes him luck, since this is a level of power Gohan can't
control. Gokuu also says that this new sphere is the Genki Tama. It's
a one-shot, because Gokuu can't make another one. Kuririn says he
understands. The other two keep fighting, then Vejita claims that he's
the baddest, and disappears before Kuririn can attack.
A voice sounds in Kuririn's head, telling him not to try to see the
opponent with his eyes while trying to use the Genki Tama. It's
Kaiou-sama, giving advice. Vejita gloats at having superior speed, and
Kuririn is told to sense the power of evil. Gohan gets blasted, as
Kuririn tries to find Vejita without using his eyes. Yajirobee notices
the great power of the ball. Vejita wants Gokuu to see what happens to
the boy. Kuririn suddenly senses the great evil, and Yajirobee yells
out for the runt to fire away already.
Vejita is alerted, Kuririn swears at the monk and fires. Vejita
wonders what this is, and leaps out of the way. This was the last
chance, and now it's going to kill Gohan. Gokuu thinks out for Gohan to
sense the presense of evil and redirect the attack. Which happens.
Everyone is impressed by the reaction, and they celebrate and
congratulate each other. Vejita's body lands, and Kuririn thinks it's
just a corpse. But, Vejita isn't killed so easily. Kaiou can't believe
that the genki tama hadn't been effective. Vejita is ready for payback
time, at having been damaged. Kuririn has to wait to die, though. What
hurts the Saiya-jin most, is the assault on his pride. He powers up
further, and Gokuu just swears. Vejita tries to destroy the area, but
only succeeds in blowing the bodies around without killing anyone. He
tries to hurry to finish everyone off, before the last of his strength
Then, Vejita notices Gohan's tail, and tries to kill the boy before
he can see the artifical moon. Kuririn understands what this means, too.
Then, Vejita senses someone behind him. Yajirobee celebrates, thinking
that he's killed the alien. But, Vejita stands back up, calling the
monk a bastard. Yajirobee starts apologizing, saying it was all just a
big joke. Vejita finishes off the monk, and returns to the more
important tasks. Gokuu yells out for his boy to look up at the moon.
Yelling that he's blown it, Vejita rushes in and yells "die!!!" Too
Trying to kill the changing monster, Vejita keeps pounding away.
Then, the prince decides to go for the tail to rip it off. Which makes
him vulnerable, instead. However, neither Gokuu nor Gohan can control
themselves in were-monkey form. Kuririn realizes that this is "like
father, like son." He yells out for Gohan to attack the Saiya-jin,
which the boy does. The runt is happier, because Gohan has a little bit
of humanity in him. Vejita is starting to hurt, and his artifical moon
will last for a full hour. His only choice is to cut off the tail. He
attacks with something similar to Kuririn's Kien-zan. The attack
succeeds, but he can't move out of the way in time. Gohan's partially
changed body lands on him.
Kuririn hopes that it's over, while the alien has enough energy to
summon his space ship. Elsewhere, some men are excavating the alien
craft, trying to analyze it, when it takes off. They are left
sprawling, wondering what happened. Lying helplessly on the ground,
waiting for the speeding ship, Vejita can't believe that he's been
End of book 20.
-- Curtis H. Hoffmann
Aug. 14, 1993