|| Dragon Ball volume 34 summary and personae list.
7 Little Cells: Piccolo had the ability to spit out eggs to make more
of his minions. Cell has a variation on this.
Gohan: It means "food," or "meal." It's also the name of Son
Everyone watches as Gokuu enters the ring. Cell finally reacts,
saying that this had better be fun. Trunks is nervous about Gokuu's
plans, and the announcer rants about Mister Satan having recovered from
being knocked out of the ring -- Satan will fight again at the end of
the current match. Satan is then asked how he'd survived the smash into
the mountain, and he replies that he's in great condition, and can
handle this kind of thing easily. In a few more seconds, this new guy
will be knocked out of the ring too; they share a laugh.
Cell tells Gokuu to attack, and the fight starts. Gokuu's
kamehame-ha is easily batted aside. When they part, Cell says that this
was a good warm-up. Satan and the announcer stand with their mouths
open. Kuririn is a little concerned, and the announcer describes the
slightly impressive display of combat by "the unnamed fighter." He asks
for Satan's comment, and eventually, the stunned wrestler says that he
knew that it would go like this, but the blond guy isn't all that great.
Cell thinks about Gokuu's strength, and the fact that the Saiya-jin
isn't fighting full-out. Gokuu utters "Yoshi" (meaningless word used
when focussing attention on something; similar to "right,") Trunks
notices the change in the guy's eye color, and Cell knows that Gokuu is
stepping up to full power. The shockwave shakes a few people, most
especially Vejita. Trunks is also impressed, and Kuririn is very happy.
Gohan's not sure what the fuss is about.
The announcer describes the previous explosion, and Gokuu's suddenly
getting blond hair. Then it's Cell's turn. The announcer comments on
Cell doing the same explosion, and Satan says that this is a trick
that's getting old fast. Cell tells Gokuu to attack. The fight
continues. Wiping blood from his mouth, Cell states that he's pleased
with events, and Gokuu replies in the same vein. The announcer and Satan
missed what just happened, and the cameraman says that his camera's
slowmotion isn't good enough to play it back in detail. The announcer
asks Satan about the incredible speed of the battle, and the wrestler
just answers "yeah, yeah," in shock.
Then, Cell prepares to unleash a full power kamehame-ha -- Gokuu is
afraid for the others standing on the ground. So, Gokuu leaps up,
telling Cell where to fire. Just before the blast hits him, Gokuu
teleports behind Cell and knocks him down. Cell asks what happened, and
Gokuu answers, adding that Cell can teleport too. The monster likes
this idea, and Gokuu asks why Cell had been willing to waste the
innocent observers. The monster answers that he knew Gokuu would fly up
to protect everyone. Then, Cell says that the time for talk is past --
there's a planet of people that needs killing. Gokuu gets batted around.
Cell says that since he can move so fast he doesn't need to teleport to
The fight goes airborne, and the two normal people can't figure out
where it is. Kuririn is impressed. Cell decides that there's no need
for the pretense of a game anymore, and prepares to destroy the ring so
that they can touch down on the ground at the same time and not be
disqualified by the rules of the game. Gokuu is concerned about Cell's
use of power and tells everyone to run out of the way. Kuririn comments
on that being a close call, and the announcer thanks #16 for the help.
#16 tells the two normals to go back home, and the announcer says they
can't do that -- Mister Satan is still waiting for his chance at a
rematch. Satan fakes a fearless laugh.
Now, the only way to lose the fight is to die. And the fight
continues, full out. Gokuu prepares a Kamehame-ha, and Cell laughs --
at this power, it would threaten everything on Earth. Gokuu doesn't
stop. Cell says, "Hey, now..." and Piccolo is also surprised at this
move. Kuririn doesn't think that Gokuu will fire, but he does.
Then, Gokuu teleports and takes Cell point-blank. The monster gets
out "Damn, I blew..." and gets wasted. Gokuu pants from the effort.
Yamcha and Tenshin think it's over, but Kuririn and Trunks don't react
properly. The announcer asks for a comment, and Satan pretends to be
disappointed at not being able to fight again. Gokuu still feels the
monster's energy, and Kuririn shouts out that Cell will probably
regenerate. He does, adding that he got this ability from Piccolo.
Gokuu and Cell banter, and then start fighting again. Gokuu's energy
balls start hurting, so Cell uses a barrier to protect himself.
Meanwhile, the people watching this on TV are realizing that this isn't
Two old people at home are commenting on the blond guy being the
husband of Chi Chi. Buruma wants to know why Gokuu isn't getting
serious, and Kamesennin replies that he has no idea whether Gokuu can
win this battle. Cell tells Gokuu to take a senzu seed to recover from
his exhaustion. Trunks thinks that this is a good idea, but Kuririn
doesn't part with one. Vejita has to explain that a true Saiya-jin
doesn't take this kind of easy way out in combat. Trunks won't accept
this. They argue, and Cell asks Gokuu what's taking so long -- eat the
seed and get back to fighting.
Gokuu grins, powers down, and surrenders.
Cell is stronger than him, and Gokuu is satisfied at having proved
this. Everyone is stunned, and the announcer has to ask the cameraman to
have it repeated to him. Cell is angry, and reminds them that this
means that he can now go out and kill everyone. Gokuu answers that just
because he's given up doesn't mean that Cell has been proved to be the
strongest on the planet. The announcer realizes that this means that
it's Mister Satan's turn again -- but Mister Satan has just come down
with a crippling stomach ache. He'd love to fight, but he can't just
now. Gokuu announces that there's someone still stronger, and Vejita
and Cell don't believe this.
Gokuu wasn't sure if he could win, so he wanted to go first. Now, he
knows that this other person can easily defeat Cell. Cell is amused,
and wants to know this person's name. Satan says that if his name is
called, he's gone out to change clothes. Gokuu says it's now Gohan's
Everyone is shocked, most of all, Piccolo. The Namek demands to know
why Gokuu is sending the boy out to die. The cameraman says that the
name is "Gohan." The announcer wants to know why the unnamed guy is
talking about getting a bentou to eat at this time. Cell also wants to
know what the gimmick is. Gokuu asks if Gohan is ready, and the boy just
stammers. Piccolo keeps protesting. Gokuu answers that Gohan has
surpassed his own strength long ago. They argue over this for a while,
and finally let the boy go ahead. Vejita can't handle the shock, and
Gokuu adds that with peace in the world, Gohan can return to his studies
as a normal student. This decides the matter for Gohan, and he enters
Asking for a senzu seed from Kuririn, Gokuu straightens up and
throws the thing to Cell. Everyone reacts to the fighter's attempt to
make it a fair battle. Cell is distrustful, but swallows the seed and
is amazed at the strength that returns to him. Piccolo is pissed, and
wants to know what's going through the man's head. Then, Gohan powers
up. (Surprises Piccolo.) (In the TV series, Gohan's aura is pretty cool.)
People comment on the power, and Cell states that Gokuu has just set
his own child out to die (which he'll happily participate in.) After a
few missed attacks, Cell declares that speed is not enough, you've got
to have true fighting spirit. He batters the boy a bit before blowing
him through a couple of big hills. Kuririn and Trunks are dismayed,
Cell wants to return to beating up adults, and Chi Chi (at home watching
TV) passes out.
The announcer describes the events, and Piccolo verbally rips into
Gokuu for condemning his own kid to death. Gokuu disagrees, and
comments on the fact that Gohan's power level hasn't changed yet. Cell
tells Gokuu to eat the senzu seed and return to the fighting, and the
man calls him an idiot, telling him to look behind him. Cell does this.
Cell is pleasantly surprised. But, Gohan asks the monster to stop the
fighting. Cell doesn't understand. Gohan says that he doesn't like to
fight, and doesn't like to kill things. He's not like his father.
Kuririn complains about not being able to understand Gohan's
whispering. Gohan and Cell continue, then Cell decides that he'll force
the boy to switch up to full power by beating up on him. The bashing
continues for a while, with Cell demanding that Gohan power up. Gokuu
approves of the monster's tactics. Kuririn recognizes Cell's finger
blasts as being Freeza's signature attack. Cell gets Gohan in a bear
hug, and asks if this hurts -- come on and switch to full power.
Piccolo wants to interfere, but Gokuu wants things to proceed a bit
longer. If Gohan just gets serious, he'll gain the power to easily
defeat Cell. The others can't believe that the boy has that kind of
power. Then, Piccolo interrupts, saying that the son is not like the
father -- Gohan hasn't been raised to enjoy fighting like Gokuu had
been. Right now, the thoughts going through the boy's head are probably
"Why? Why did my father abandon me to die?" Piccolo is about to attack
Cell, and Gokuu asks Kuririn for another senzu seed. This is when Cell
decides that if hurting Gohan isn't going to work, he'll start hurting
Gohan's friends. Gohan yells out "Stop!!!"
The monster takes the senzu seeds from Kuririn, and Gohan demands to
know what the monster is planning. "Nothing. To You." They argue some
more, and Gohan claims that he doesn't have the control to switch on his
full power. Piccolo tells the group to get ready, and Gokuu complains
about not eating the seed earlier. Gohan attacks, and gets batted away
while Cell tells him to power up. Then #16 leaps in from behind and
gets Cell into a bear hug. Because he's a full robot, no one could feel
his power before. People tell him to get away, but #16 feels that this
is the only way. He'll trigger the self-destruct device inside himself,
and take them both out. (The Z Fighters didn't know about this thing.)
#16 concentrates on triggering the bomb, but it doesn't go off. Kuririn
tells him that Buruma probably found it and took it out when he was
being repaired in Capsule Corp. Cell laughs, and gives the robot the
chance to die, anyway.
Cell laughs at the head, the remains of Dr. Gero's work, and kicks it
away. Surprising the announcer, Satan, and the cameraman. Cell counts
the number of Z Fighters, and Vejita wants to know what the monster is
up to. Cell spits out 7 little copies of himself (similar to what
the Demon King Piccolo had done for making minions,) and tells them to
go up on the hill and beat up the people there. Don't kill them,
though. Gokuu shouts out a warning, and Cell gloats over his children's
chances of beating them.
People swear as the runts attack. Gohan silently pleads for them to
stop -- because Trunks isn't from this time, he can't be resurrected by
the Dragon Balls. The runts chitter and laugh as they fight. Cell can
feel Gohan's power level raising and is happy -- but the boy better
hurry and surpass Trunks and Vejita (who are in ultra super Saiya-jin
form, and are losing.) Then, Yamcha's arm gets broken, Vejita gets
trashed, Tenshin gets kicked, and Gokuu gets dropped. Gohan loses
himself in thought, trying to find the great power supposedly inside
himself, trying to get to where he can help his friends from dying. The
announcer and Satan are gibbering in fear. Suddenly, a weak voice pipes
up, asking for help -- just throw him towards the boy. Satan yells back
at #16's head that it'd be crazy to attract Cell's attention like that.
#16 taunts the "World's Champion," and the announcer snaps back that
Mister Satan is the human's champion -- but those guys are all monsters.
Satan makes up his mind, and picks up the head. The announcer tells
him that this'll get him killed, and Satan says that this fighter, whose
name they don't know, had faced Cell in battle. This is the least he
can do. So, Satan runs in to get closer, and #16 apologizes for having
to do it this way. Gohan is tearfully pleading for the massacre to
stop, and Cell figures that he only has to push a little more. The
monster tells his babies to kill the Z Fighters. This almost has the
desired effect. Then, there's a thud, and some rolling. Satan curses
the fact that his throw was off.
#16 tells Gohan that it's good to be peaceful, and not to like
fighting. To try to solve problems by talking them out, if you can.
#16 doesn't like to fight, either. Cell states that this is good
advice, and steps on #16's head -- destroying him.
Gohan goes over the edge, and reaches his full power.
Vejita tries to understand what happened. Cell realizes that he's
gotten what he wanted. Gohan tells them that it's over, and steps
forward. Cell marvels over this true display of force. And Gohan
snatches the senzu seeds from Cell. Gokuu is pleased, and the runts
start angrily chittering and one of their own has its head explode.
All of the runts die. Piccolo can't believe that this is Gohan.
The boy throws the seeds to Trunks (to give them to the others,) and
faces off against Cell. Cell is really pissed. Vejita can't handle the
display of such great force.
End of volume 34
-- Curtis H. Hoffmann
Nov. 11, 1993