|| Dragon Ball volume 27 summary and personae list.
Super Saiya-jin Gokuu: The hair stands up and turns gold, there's a
big aura of yellow energy, and the power is incredible.
Gokuu realizes that Freeza had only been fighting at half-strength.
Buruma wonders about the earthquakes, and asks what Gohan and company are
doing. Kuririn talks about the strength of the last Kamehame-ha, and
Freeza is surprised that things had gotten so dangerous. He's pissed,
and attacks again. Freeza wonders why Gokuu isn't fighting so hard now,
and prepares to kill him. Gohan wants to help his father, but Piccolo
thinks that the guy is up to spmething (he is -- Gokuu is creating a
huge Genki Tama.) The energy here is much greater, so the Genki Tama
created on Namek will be huge. Piccolo is amused, since this isn't
a technique that Kaiou taught him. However, Freeza won't wait around
long enough to be hit by it. Freeza wonders why Gokuu is just standing
there, and the others are stunned at how big the sphere has gotten.
Freeza is getting impatient, and Gokuu just needs a little more time.
Piccolo asks if this is really a big Tama. The one on Earth was tiny,
this one is 50-meters across. Things drag on, and Freeza finally loses
his patience and attacks. Piccolo tells the other two to get ready, and
Freeza asks what Gokuu is trying to do. Piccolo gives the two runts
some of his power. Freeza wants to know why Gokuu has stopped fighting,
and tries to anger him with some jive. Then, he looks up and realizes
what the Saiya-jin had been working on. Piccolo tells the two to stay
in place, as he goes to help Gokuu. Freeza is stunned at the energy in
the Ball. Gokuu is frustrated at not being able to use the Ball in
time, and Freeza decides to cook Gokuu. But, before he can deliver the
killing shot, Freeza gets kicked in the head by Piccolo.
Piccolo tells Gokuu to finish the Genki Tama, and Freeza is pissed
with the Namek. Piccolo wants it fired now, but it isn't ready yet.
The alien is annoyed with their just standing around and talking, but he
gets blindsided by the blasts from the other two humans (Piccolo is
pleased with them.) This is enough to make Freeza try to destroy the
planet. However, Gokuu has completed the Genki Tama, and moves it in
for the kill. Knowing that he's screwed up, Freeza tries to protect
himself. The Tama explodes and takes out a huge section of the ocean.
Kaiou-sama is convinced that Freeza has been destroyed, and starts
Kuririn and Gohan are safe, but they can't find Gokuu and Piccolo.
Those two do surface (Piccolo has saved his one-time mortal enemy.)
There's much rejoicing, and talk of going back home, when Kuririn
remembers about Buruma. They joke around, and Piccolo comments on the
destruction of the planet, and Saichourou's death (Kuririn wants to know
how Piccolo knows about the elder.) Then, the runt sees Freeza. Gohan
yells out Piccolo's name when the Namek gets shot in the chest. Freeza
bitches about people who think that he's dead, because if anyone's going
to do the killing, it's going to be him. Gokuu tells them to return to
the ship and escape with Buruma, because they're just going to be in
his way. But, Freeza isn't letting anyone escape, because of the damage
he's received. Gokuu yells for Freeza to stop, but Kuririn is levitated
up, and then exploded. Freeza asks if the brat should be next.
This was a mistake, because Gokuu needed only one thing to break the
barrier -- extreme rage. The other two wonder what happened, and the
Super Saiya-jin orders Gohan to take Piccolo to the ship. Gokuu wants
Piccolo healed, because if the Namek dies, so does Kami-sama. Gohan
doesn't want to go, and Gokuu tells him to shut up and move. As he
flies off with Piccolo, the boy thanks his father, saying that he'll be
waiting, and hopes Gokuu will stay well. Freeza refuses to let the boy
Gokuu says that things have changed with Kuririn's death. The alien
asks where all this power has come from. Gohan says that he understands
his father's situation, that the man has become a Super Saiya-jin.
There's some fighting, then some bantering. Freeza talks about having
destroyed the Saiya-jin, and refuses to lose this battle. Freeza turns
up the power, to no effect, then it's Gokuu's turn. Freeza gets
pounded, and then he uses his finger blasts. And misses. The hero
tells Freeza to shoot one more time, and takes the blast flat on the
chin. The alien asks who this guy is, and he replies "I am the
Earth-raised Saiya-jin, the Super Saiya-jin Son Gokuu." Freeza admits
this, and thinks that everything is turning out to be a bad dream. How
can all of this be happening to him, to Freeza?
Gokuu says it's over. Gohan finds his father's spaceship, drops off
Piccolo, and goes to find Buruma. Freeza is going to win by destroying
the planet, and Gokuu curses. Kaiou explains what's happening to the
dead heroes, and it looks like the planet is gone. At this time,
Kami-sama contacts Kaiou and says that Mr. Popo has assembled the Dragon
Balls and they can now wish the dead to life. They can bring back
Tenshinhan and Yamcha, but not Chao-zu, who has died once before.
Suddenly, Kaiou realizes that if Kami-sama is alive, Piccolo must be.
And Gohan, Buruma and Gokuu, too.
Freeza complains about having lost his touch. Namek won't explode
for 5 more minutes. This gives Gokuu 5 minutes to get back to his
ship. Freeza won't let this happen. He wants the chance to reach 100%
of his real power. He attacks Gokuu, and says that's only 70% of what
he can do. He only needs 30 seconds to power up. Gokuu decides to hold
off and let Freeza charge up. Kaiou asks why, and Gokuu says that he
wants the challenge, because he won't be able to do this again. They
argue, with Gokuu saying that Kuririn was a good guy who needs to be
revenged. Eventually, Kaiou gives up, saying that this isn't Son Gokuu
anymore -- it's the soldier Super Saiya-jin talking.
As he nears Buruma's island, Gohan asks what is happening to the
planet. He rescues Buruma, who aks all kinds of questions. The boy
says that there's no time for talk, they have to hurry. She wants to
know where. Freeza is now at full power, and it's time to fight. Kaiou
discouragedly tells Kami-sama what's happening. Tenshinhan doesn't want
to be brought to life if Chao-zu isn't. Then, Kaiou wakes up and starts
asking questions. "Yes, the Namek Balls are like the Earth ones. No,
the Earth Balls can't resurrect some one dead more than one year. No,
they can't bring back someone who died naturally. Don't know if they
can bring back someone who's natural lifespan has been unnaturally
shortened. They should be able resurrect Namekians."
So, Kaiou-sama tells Kami-sama to change the wish from resurrecting
the people killed by Vejita, to resurrecting the people that had died
because of Freeza. This should bring back Saichourou, and give them the
remaining wish from the Namek Shenlon. The dead on the other world
think this is ok, because they haven't been dead all that long. Have to
hurry, because Namek is about to blow. Kami-sama hadn't known about
Freeza and Gokuu are having fun, and they taunt each other.
[The next cover page has Yajirobee commenting on Gokuu's being off
and playing around somewhere.]
The ocean is still filling in the hole, and Freeza says that they
only have 2-3 minutes left. But, Gokuu isn't going to run to his ship
until Freeza is dead. The alien says that Gokuu has a big mouth. Gokuu
hopes that Gohan isn't screwing around somewhere. There's some more
The Earth Shenlon is summoned, and asked if he can resurrect everyone
who died because of Freeza. Shenlon doesn't know, but is told to try
his best. There's more fighting, and finally the Namekians start
realizing that they're not dead anymore, but there's something wrong
with the planet. Freeza blusters, then notices that the sky has turned
black -- can't be because the planet is going to blow, yet. Shenlon
says that he's done it, and he leaves. Kaiou celebrates, Tenshin asks
about Saichourou, and is told that the elder, and the Namek Shenlon are
both alive. Kaiou contacts Saichourou, and tells him what's happening.
Freeza stops asking what's going on when he sees Gokuu surfacing again.
He curses the Earthling, rekindling Gokuu's rage over Kuririn's death.
Kaiou and Saichourou agree to use the last wish to teleport everyone but
Freeza to Earth. However, Gokuu breaks in to have the wished changed --
teleport everyone but himself and Freeza. They argue over this, and
Dende is contacted to go to Shenlon, because the boy is the closest one
to the Dragon.
Gohan, carrying Buruma, asks why the sky is black, Vejita asks why
he's alive again, and Shenlon asks for the third wish. Kaiou tells
Gokuu what's happening, and the hero is happy. Then, Freeza sees
Shenlon. Gokuu is surprised at seeing the Namekian dragon, and misses
Freeza's sudden departure. Dende has started making the last wish and
Freeza yells out "Make Freeza immortal and unaging!!!!!" Gokuu curses,
and Dende completes the wish in Namek. Shelon says that he can do this.
People start warping out, and Gohan is telling Buruma that they've
almost reached Piccolo.
Freeza is left floating, with his mouth open, as the Balls fly after
the main elder. Freeza and Gokuu talk over what had just happened.
There's only two minutes left before there's nothing left. So, Freeza
and Gokuu are now free to fight with no restrictions. Freeza has
decided that he's going to eat Gokuu fried. They revert to hand-to-hand
On Earth, everyone is greeting everyone else, and the elder tells
them where they are. On Namek, the battle is heating up for 5-7 pages.
Then, Gokuu declares that he has won, and there's no point in
continuing. Now, it's just a matter of saving Freeza's pride. Gokuu
powers down and prepares to go to his ship. However, Freeza isn't
having any of this, and attacks again. That was Gokuu's last offer, and
and Freeza just blew it. The cutting energy ball chases after Gokuu, so
he flies around before racing straight at Freeza. Freeza is amused at
this children's trick.
End of book 27.
-- Curtis H. Hoffmann
Sept. 19, 1993