|| Dragon Ball volume 38 summary and personae list.
Darbura: The Prince of the Dark World, and the strongest creature in
it. Can use magic to produce a sword that he likes to
fight with, and his spit can turn flesh to stone. Is a
loyal servant to Babi-Di, and is eager to help revive Majin
Buu. Looks like a huminoid bat. [fa:v38] [la:v39]
Pui Pui: Classical strong-arm villian. Stage 1 fighter in Babi-Di's
ship. Kind like a Freeza-clone. Comes from a planet with
10 times Earth's gravity. [oa:v38]
Yakon: A blobby monster, one of Babi Dee's minions. [oa:v38]
Babi-di: The little newt-looking evil wizard that wants to destroy
all life, for the fun of it. For this, he needs to revive
Buu. While he is supposed to be an incredible magician, his
powers are actually limited to: creating a barrier shield;
transporting part of his ship to some other desired location;
controlling people by increasing the evil that lie in their
hearts; and finally (he claims) to be the only one that can
put Buu back inside the ball prison. [fa:v38] [la:v40]
Magical Being Buu: Is still only being discussed here. Does not yet
Budoukai Adult Battle Royale rounds:
In the Battle Royale finale, Mighty Mask (Goten and Trunks knocked
out the real Mighty Mask and put on his costume) knock out Killer, and
#18 defeats Jewel. Mighty Mask is revealed to be two kids, and is
disqualified. #18 makes a deal with Satan, and throws herself out of
The winner: Mr. Satan.
Not only is the ship a form of transportation, a safe place to keep
Buu, and the villians' current hideout. It's also a combat training
site. The ship is 5 stories tall, and each story has its own champion.
Pui Pui is the main Level 1 fighter, and Yakon is the main Level 2
fighter. We never get to see the others, as Darbura steps in for Level
3, and then Vejiita gets around to destroying the entire ship.
Rolling Attack -- Mr. Satan's rolling attack.
Satan Punch!!! -- What else?
Satan Miracle Special Ultra Super Megaton Punch -- Mr. Satan's best
punch. Used on #18, it has no effect.
Note: Most of the chapters in this book have appeared on the net
before, and may be on an FTP site somewhere.
Chapter 446: "Sorceror Babi-di"
While the group is flying along, Gokuu and Kaiou-shin are discussing
Buu and Babi-di. Basically, Supopo and Yamuu need to get human energy
to reactivate the powerful magical being, Buu. Trailing behind the main
group are Kibit, Gohan, and Beederu. Gohan is asking why the bad guys
wanted to attack him at the budoukai, and Kibit answers that Super
Saiya-jin energy is the best for resurrecting Buu. He adds that he and
Shin have long wanted to know where Babi-di had hidden Buu, and are using
the two aliens to pinpoint the target's whereabouts. Shin continues
this conversation. Kibit wants to speed up a little to catch up to the
main group, and Beederu has to return to the Budoukai, unable to keep
up. Gohan tells her to link up with Goten and Chi Chi. Beederu agrees
to do this, adding that she knows Gohan is the "golden-haired warrior."
He apologizes for lying to her about it. She also guesses that Gohan
was the child at the battle with Cell 7 years ago, and that he was the
one who defeated Cell, not her father. Gohan is reluctant to answer
this part. She says that it's ok, and tells Gohan to try his best in
defeating Babi-di and saving everyone. Waving, Beederu calls out that
she'll be waiting at the budoukai.
Kibit is bothered by the delay and wants to catch up with Kaiou-shin.
Gohan apologizes again. Their speed surprises Beederu, who hopes that
Gohan won't die -- she wants him to return for their date.
Up ahead, Supopo-bitchi and Yamuu are racing along. Gohan and Kibit
are welcomed to the ranks of the Z Fighters. Shin gives a warning, and
they all settle down to hide among the rocks. Below them, the two
aliens have landed in front of what looks like the nose of a buried
spaceship. The Z Fighters are asking who the guy next to the door is,
and are told it's not Babi-di. Kibit is frustrated, because Babi-di
wouldn't have any real reason to come outside. The group argues over
whether to attack the installation before Buu can receive Gohan's
energy. Shin assures them that it's ok, and that they should wait just
a little longer.
The door guard goes inside, and Gohan notices the dead bodies at the
nearby farmhouse. Then, Piccolo announces that someone is coming out.
We next see a withered little old guy standing next to a macho-looking,
Chapter 447: "What Babi-di Knows"
"Shittei ta Babi-di"
One of the group recognizes the tallest bad guy as the strongest of the
black world. Gokuu asks about him, and Kaiou-shin (Kaiou God) explains
that there's another universe/world, where magic rules, and Darbura is
the strongest one there, but he works for Babi Dee. Kuririn becomes
very frightened at the creature's potential power. Gohan asks if the
wrinkled, old guy is Babi Dee, and wonders at his possible abilities.
Physically weak, Babi Dee has frighteningly strong magic powers, and is
Darbura's boss. They talk about how bad a situation this is, and
Vejiita asks about their chances of winning a fight. The answer is dead
silence, and he is happier for it (means a good fight, which he won't
lose.) Gokuu tells Kuririn that it's ok if the runt leaves now, and
doesn't fight. Kuririn is relieved, but embarrassed.
Babi Dee wants to reward the two bad guys for filling up the tube
container with energy, and the bigger guy says he likes the fun work.
Babi tells them that their business is ended, and causes the big guy to
explode. Babi then states that he always likes the sound of people
exploding. The other bad guy flies away in fear, and Babi Dee asks if
Puipui wants to take a turn. Puipui answers "yes," and fires a blast
after the target. It explodes, and Babi says "Nice Shot."
The Z Fighters are horrified. Babi Dee and Darbura discuss the
people they sense up in the rocks. Babi recognizes Kibit and
Kaiou-shin, whose energy he can't use. However, there are also 3 people
with very high levels of energy that can be used to help resurrect
someone called "Buu." Darbura can kill Kaiou-shin and Kibit, and take
the energy from the other three before killing all of them. Puipui and
Babi Dee leave, to let Darbura work on his own. Vejiita comments on
this, and then realizes that the Z Fighters are about to be attacked.
Chapter 448: "If We Enter the Rocket"
"Koketsu ni irazunba"
Darbura attacks, killing Kibit, and using his spit to turn Piccolo
and Kuririn to stone. Kaiou-shin tries to prevent the others from
following Darbura into the ship, however, he adds that the only way to
reverse the spell of stone is to kill Darbura. Gokuu doesn't need any
other excuse, and the heroes fly towards the door. They learn that the
inside of the ship is basically Babi's domain, and he will capture any
damage energy to help restore Buu. The only way out is to fight, since
they can't escape now. Which is ok by Vejiita, since he doesn't plan on
running away. Pui Pui is sent out as the Stage 1 fighter, with orders
to get energy.
Chapter 449: "Game"
Babi-di is gleefully injecting Gohan's energy into the
braincase-sphere housing Buu. However, the energy meter reads less than
half of what is required. Supposedly, Yamuu and Supopo were to have
gotten the energy of 100 people to amass the huge amount needed, but
Darbura hadn't been listening to that part of the discussions. Babi-di
curses over having the two minions killed, but Darbura wants to know
what the problem is -- there's three people with lots of energy in the
first stage of the ship. So, they go up to the control room to watch
Puipui handle things. But, the fighting hasn't started yet. Turns out
that Gohan, Gokuu, and Vejiita are using scissors-paper-stone to decide
who gets to kill Puipui. Vejiita wins. Babi-di is confused, and Shin
wants to know why Vejiita is going to fight by himself. Vejiita answers
that one is more than enough. Puipui is convinced that he'll win, and
get the energy for his leader. Vejiita claims to be the world's strongest
fighter, Puipui sneers at this, Shin wants to gang up on Puipui, and
Gokuu claims that there's no problem. They bluster a bit.
Then, it's time to fight, and Babi-di giggles in anticipation.
Puipui attacks, and is easily smashed into the wall. There's some high
speed running around, and Babi-di and Shin are shocked at how easily Pui
Pui is being roughed up. Babi-di asks where Puipui's favorite place is,
and Darbura answers 'the high gravity planet Bun.' Babi-di comments on
this, and chants out Papparapa!!! Suddenly, the fighters are teleported
to Bun. Gohan wonders over what has just happened, and Shin answers
that Babi-di can change this room to match whatever conditions are
desired. This is probably Puipui's optimal fighting situation.
Puipui gloats: The 10 times Earth-normal gravity is just like that
back on his home planet. However, Vejiita isn't bothered, and Puipui
accuses the Saiya-jin of lying. Vejiita decides to show that he's not
bluffing. Puipui blows up real good. Vejiita complains about this not
being fun enough, and Gokuu realizes that the hole in the ground is
probably an elevator. The group jumps in. Gohan states that this is
like a TV game, and Vejiita calls it a lousy one. Gokuu tells Shin to
hurry up and follow them. Kaiou-shin is in shock, and Babi-di is
starting to fume.
Gokuu wonders over the fact that it looks like they haven't
teleported at all. Babi-di asks Darbura about these humans -- Darbura
answers that it wasn't like this during the study 300 years earlier. Of
course, the humans won't last through the next three stages.
Chapter 450: "Stage 2's Yakun"
"Steeji 2 no Yakun"
The first page is a cross section of Babi-di's underground
installation/rocket. The lowest level has the container holding 'Buu.'
Babi and Darbura are observing the Z Fighters via crystal ball.
Darbura asks who the stage 2 fighter is, and is told 'Yakon.' He then
asks if Yakon has gotten that good already. Babi answers that Yakon
will probably defeat everyone by itself. Darbura comments that he'll be
missing out on some of the fun if that happens. Babi answers that the
real fun will come in waking Buu from its long sleep. Darbura is
amused, and tells a minion to alert Yakon.
Gokuu and Vejiita are getting impatient for something to fight, and
Kaiou-shin berates them (cautioning them over the fact that they don't
know what Buu can do at full power.) Vejiita comments that Buu can't be
much different from Darbura, which stuns the punk. Vejiita doesn't think
that Darbura is all that tough, and Kaiou-shin asks Gokuu if this is true.
Gokuu expects that Buu is about as strong as Cell had been, 7 years ago.
Kaiou can't believe this, and is wondering if the Super Saiya-jin are
really so strong. Gokuu yells out for the enemy to come and attack him
The door opens, and Yakon steps out. Gokuu asks what this monster
is. It asks who it's going to get to eat, and Gokuu replies that he's
the one to do the fighting. Kaiou-shin recognizes the magical being
called Yakon. They fight, and Gokuu comments on how close one attack
had gotten (ripped his uniform.) Gohan remarks on the monster's being
big and nimble. Kaiou-shin wants everyone to get in on the fight, but
Gohan says that it's ok for his father to work alone. Gokuu complains
about Yakon's sickle-like nails. Then, Babi, laughing, announces to
Yakon that it can kill everyone, and to do it quickly, and anyway it
likes. Darbura and Babi discuss the use of Ankokusei (a spell Babi
casts to teleport everyone to a place that has no light,) and the
revival of Buu.
The room goes dark, Gokuu can't see anything, but Yakon can. The
monster attacks, expecting to easily make his first kill. But, it
misses, and it wonders why. Gokuu says that he can hear the air moving.
He adds that his side can use magic too, then becomes a Super Saiya-jin.
He states that he can see the monster, and Babi marvels over this new
Chapter 451: "Magic Yakun's Talent"
"Majuu Yakun no gochisou"
Gokuu has powered up, and Babi-di is trying to figure out what has
just happened. Darbura replies that the guy is just emitting some
light, no problem. Babi-di orders a minion to get the best energy meter
in the ship. Gokuu asks the monster what happens now that he can see in
the dark, and the creature states that nothing has changed. Babi-di is
having trouble accepting the meter's reading of 3000 kiri, as does
Darbura. The wizard wonders if the machine is broken. The monster,
Yakon, is sure to win, but only measures at 800 kiri. Yakon inhales,
swallowing Gokuu's energy and causing him to power down. The room is
dark again, and Shin suddenly remembers that Yakon's ability is to suck
radiation, which is something that affects Super Saiya-jin.
Yakon comments on the deliciousness of the energy, and that he wants
more. Gohan yells out that since the monster eats light emissions,
it's pointless for Gokuu to continue trying to fight as a Super
Saiya-jin. Yakon agrees, but Gokuu wants to give it another try. Yakon
and Vejiita wonder what the hero is thinking, and Gohan volunteers to team
up to fight in Super Saiya-jin mode as a two-some. However, Gokuu
intends to fight alone. Yakon calls him an entertaining idiot. Shin
agrees, saying that this is not a game. Vejiita knows better, but isn't
sure what the plan is.
The monster starts inhaling, and Gokuu starts pumping out the energy
(he doesn't plan on losing.) Babi-di is pissed, because inflicting
damage is good, consuming energy is bad. Yakon keeps eating, and Gokuu
kicks up the power. Yakon goes bulumic, and explodes. Vejiita is
satisfied, Gokuu wants to return to the rocket room, Shin is beyond
shocked, and Gohan praises his father's performance. Babi-di can't
believe that Yakon exploded, Darbura isn't so impressed (thinking that
Yakon simply screwed up.) Babi-di knows better, since Yakon was
supposed to be so good in these matters. He wants to know what's with
these people. So, Darbura decides to be the Stage 3 fighter. Babi-di
asks about his chances of winning, and the guy answers that he's
Darbura, the strongest guy in the magic world. (Ie -- no problem.)
Chapter 452: "Darbura's Appearance!!"
Gokuu asks what Gohan is going to do in the next fight, but Vejiita
answers "nothing. He's gotten weak with the peace and lack of training.
My power is greater than his." Gohan laughs nervously. Kaiou-shin is
in shock at Gokuu's performance, and is having trouble believing that
he's not as strong as the "humans."
Darbura steps out, and tells them that with the defeat of Yakon,
they're not going to be facing the stage 3 fighter. Instead, they get
him. Vejiita remarks on the number one guy coming out to fight so soon,
and Darbura says the Saiya-jin has a dirty mouth. He wants to take on
Vejiita, but Gohan claims that it's his turn to beat someone on his
own. This annoys the big guy and Babi.
Back at the Budoukai, the announcer is nervously telling everyone
that a large number of the competitors are missing. The judges are
trying to decide what to do, since nearly an hour has passed, and
they only have five people left to do the fighting. Mister Satan claims
that the missing ones left because they were afraid of facing him,
and he praises the guys still in line to fight. One fighter is pleased
with the praise, but the disguised Trunks isn't impressed.
Satan makes his appearance, telling everyone that it's safe with him
around. The crowd goes wild. The judges ask him what to do, and Satan
decides that the 5 remaining people will go into a 'Battle Royale." One
judge questions this, and Mr. Satan wonders if the guy doesn't like his
idea (if not, he'll just go home without fighting.) The judges say it's
a great idea. The announcer tells the audience what's happening, and
they think Satan's idea is great, too. One judge congratulates Satan on
his courage, for deciding on the Battle Royale, and Satan asks about
this. The judge tells him that since he's so powerful, all four
opponents will gang up on him. Satan answers that it's no problem
because he's the champion. He also realizes that he's blown it big
The announcer announces the start of the Battle Royale, and has to
call Satan's name several times. Then there's the strangely named #18,
the Mighty Mask, Killer, and the lady's man and Satan protoge -- Jewel.
The women all call out Jewel's name, and he blows a kiss to them.
Killer wants to team up with Trunks to attack Satan, and the Mighty Mask
replies that the real one to worry about is #18. Killer wonders about
the "man's" voice. Jewel starts out using French on #18, and tries to
pick her up for a date after the fight. #18 blows him off as an
It's now time for the final deciding match. The crowd calls out
Satan's name. Satan is desperate, but willing to put up a good fight.
The round starts. #18 drops Jewel, and Mighty Mask punches out Killer,
in the first second. The women panic over Jewel's condition. The
announcer rants about this, and Satan quickly realizes that this means
he doesn't have to face two of them, and there's only two left.
#18 considers the Mighty Mask to be something of a threat, and Trunks
warns Goten that #18 is really strong. Satan dares the other two attack
him, and is ignored.
Chapter 453: "The Final Fighters Go"
"Ketsu shousen no yukue"
The announcer tells us that the match is down to three people: Mighty
Mask, #18, and the Champion -- Mister Satan. Satan is planning his next
move, knowing that he'll be the final winner. He expects to be able to
beat the masked guy, and is thinking heavily about the cute girl
fighter (she's no challenge, either.) So, he holds up the V sign, and
the crowd goes wild. He's convinced that he's already won. Trunks and
Goten both think he's an idiot. Satan challenges the Mighty Mask, and
Trunks tells Goten to go. Satan starts his "Rolling Attack," and
follows it with "Satan Punch!!!"
Goten is already in front of #18, and Trunks and the android are in
combat when Satan realizes that his punch has missed. The fight is
going well, but Trunks is yelling at Goten to move to the right, and the
boy says that he's doing exactly what he's being told to do. So, Goten
leaps into the air, and #18 follows him.
The announcer goes crazy, describing the air-born combat. Then,
Trunks can't move fast enough, and #18 drops the pair back into the
ring. The crater is so deep that the audience believes Mighty Mask to
be dead. Then, Goten leaps up and out. Trunks tells him that it's ok
for him to be kicking, too, but the boy complains about not being able
to see. Satan is in shock.
#18 fires an energy ball down at them, and Trunks shouts out a
warning. Trunks is swearing, not wanting to lose. Goten tells him to
turn into a Super Saiya-jin, and the other boy realizes that their
disguise would hide the fact. So, they power up, as #18 figures out
that MM's hands and feet are too small for his body. #18 recognizes the
power surge. Trunks wants to use a strong attack, and Goten asks if
this will be safe. The answer is "of course, #18 can't die." Then, as
#18 realizes that MM is actually two small Super Saiya-jin, Trunks
The android barely avoids the blast, which blows up a large portion
of the ocean. Satan's jaw is about to touch the ground, Trunks
complains about missing, and #18 realizes that the two runts are both
VERY fast, VERY powerful, and have a VERY big energy attack. She
decides to get this over with fast, and says that she's going to win,
while also calling out Trunk's and Goten's names. Her energy ball
causes the two boys to panic and escape in opposite directions. The
ball cuts their costume in half, and the announcer thinks that MM has
been halved. Trunks yells at Goten, and Chi Chi recognizes the two
boys, as does #18's daughter. Trunks yells to Goten to escape, the
announcer disqualifies them (kids aren't allowed to fight in the adult's
rounds,) and then #18 lands to face Satan.
The announcer asks who's going to win this final face-off, and Satan
tells himself "I'm dead."
Chapter 454: "The Winner is Decided!!!"
The crowd is chanting for both Satan and #18. The announcer is
describing the situation, and Satan knows he can't win the 10 million
zenii prize money. In the audience, Chi Chi is peevishly asking #18's
daughter if it'd be nice for her mommy to win that money, and Kamesennin
is already thinking of ways to spend it. Yamcha tries to put a damper on
things by reminding them that they don't know what's happening to Gokuu
Over the ocean, Trunks is upset at being found out, while Goten
recognizes Beederu. He calls out, and the girl flies over to them. In
the ring, Satan is quaking with fear, then #18 attacks. She grabs the
champion, and he pleads for her to not kill him. She tells him that if
he doesn't settle down, she WILL kill him. Then, she offers Satan a
deal -- #18 will allow herself to lose if Satan gives her $20 million
zenii. The announcer tells everyone that Mr. Satan is in a headlock,
and asks what will happen next. Satan whispers back, complaining about
the price of the deal, and #18 threatens to knock out the man. Then,
she throws herself backwards. The crowd goes wild, while Satan tries to
figure out what just happened. When he recovers, he goes through some
punching moves, and blusters over his great prowess.
However, #18 gets annoyed, calling the man an idiot and telling him
to attack her. He's shocked, but is also a great actor -- he lunges
forward with his "Satan Miracle Special Ultra Super Megaton Punch." The
crowd goes wild again, but #18 just stands there with Satan's fist in
her face. She asks if that's the best he can do, then throws herself
backwards out of the ring. So, Satan yells out "Did you see that? I
beat the nasty girl with one punch! The "Satan Miracle Special Ultra
Super Megaton Punch." Everyone yells out that Satan is #1.
The crowd is screaming, as is the announcer. #18 walks along the
side of the ring, stating that she'll drop by Satan's house tomorrow for
the money. If she doesn't get it, she'll kill him. Satan weakly
replies that he understands.
Over the ocean, Goten and Trunks are ecstatic at learning that their
fathers have found some evil magic users. They locate the Z Fighters'
ki's, and fly off before all of the fun is over (Trunks asks if Goten
really wants to see this "Buu", and Goten frantically tries to assure
his friend that he wants to see "Buu.") Beederu stares after the boys'
water trails, and whispers "Uso." ("It's a lie", or "No way.")
Chapter 455: "Discovery of a Wicked Heart.
Gohan is fighting Darbura (in Super Saiya-jin mode.) The demon is
getting bashed a bit, but he fires back with a breath of flame. Gohan
gets faked out with One Pattern, and blown into the nearby river. The
boy gets angry, and Gokuu comments that what Darbura is using is magic.
Vejiita believes that Gohan is going to lose, and the demon notices
Gohan rushes in, and Darbura spits at him. Shin shouts out a warning
about turning to stone, and Gohan blocks the gob with his glove. The
glove is ripped off, and shatters on impact with the ground. (This
explains what had happened to Piccolo and Kuririn earlier -- they have
indeed been turned to stone.)
Darbura creates a huge sword, which Gohan catches between his hands
and breaks. Babi-di is berating Darbura for running the risk of
damaging Buu's possible energy source. Then, an argument breaks out
between Vejiita and Gokuu. Vejiita is tired of this screwing around -- he
wants to join in and finish off the demon so that he can return to what
he really came for: fighting Gokuu in the Budoukai.
Darbura stops fighting (confusing Gohan,) and telepaths to Babi-di
that he may have found a way to help with reviving Buu. Babi-di
teleports the group back to the rocket room, and Darbura escapes. But,
he claims that he's not really escaping, he's just found the next
fighter to do combat with the group. Darbura then tells Babi-di that
one of the group has a sufficiently evil heart to supply Buu with the
type of energy needed to revive the creature. Babi is very happy.
Chapter 456: "Fate's Confrontation: Gokuu versus Vejiita."
"Shukumei no taiketsu, Son Gokuu tai Bejiita"
Gohan and Gokuu are trying to figure out what Darbura meant, and Shin
thinks he knows. Babi is staring at Vejiita through his crystal ball, and
realizes that the Saiya-jin prince has the perfect type of evil heart.
The transformation starts, as Shin feared.
Shin warns Vejiita that Babi can use the evil in people's hearts, but
Vejiita tells him to shut up. Babi is cackling over how well this is
going. Then, Vejiita turns Super Saiya-jin, and now has a scrpt "M" on
his forehead. Babi is very pleased, and decides that they now need a
good place to hold the battle. With a "Papparapa!!", the group is
teleported to the Budoukai site.
The crowd is confused, the announcer is wondering how Gokuu and
company got there, and Babi tells Vejiita to have fun, use energy, and
that killing is ok. However, Vejiita tells Babi to shut up, since his
only interest is Kakarot. Babi is surprised that his control over his
creation isn't complete.
Yamcha and Kamesennin notice that their friends are back, but that
something's wrong. And, Satan has recognized the guys that had really
been responsible for defeating Cell, and is in complete shock. Vejiita
launches an energy blast at Gokuu, who calls the guy a bastard. The
blast knocks Gokuu aside, and plows through the crowded stadium.
There's a huge hole in the building, and probably a few hundred dead
bodies. The survivors all yell to escape, Vejiita grins like the evil
minion of Babi-di that he is, and Gokuu just utters "Vejiita."
Chapter 457: "Vejiita's Pride"
"Bejiita no Puraido"
People are screaming and running away. Buruma wants to know what
Vejiita is trying to do. Babi-di is ecstatic, with 200 dead. Satan
panics, while Gohan asks Vejiita about all this. Vejiita replies that
he'll fight Kakarot, or the mountain of bodies will grow. Gokuu wonders
Vejiita got caught in Babi-di's trap on purpose. So, Vejiita kills a
bunch more people (the survivors yell for help.)
Gokuu powers up, but Shin tells him not to do this. That the
fighting here will only generate energy that Babi-di will use to
resurrect Buu. Gokuu asks Vejiita if he'd gotten caught just to fight
full out. The Saiya-jin states that he wants to defeat Gokuu, but that
there's only one day to do this in. Shin goes ballistic over such petty
concerns. However, Vejiita goes equally ballistic, raving over his need
as a prince to be stronger than anyone.
Gokuu yells out to Babi-di that he'll fight Vejiita if they're taken
to a place with no people. Shin tries to stop him, saying that Gokuu
will have to defeat Shin first. Gokuu readies a blast at Shin,
panicking the Kaiou, and Gohan. So, Shin gives in, telling Gokuu to do
what he likes. Gokuu apologizes. Babi-di laughs hysterically, and
chooses a good place for the combat. With a Papparapa, the group finds
itself on an empty planet. Satan states that he was planning on whaling
on everyone, but they's escaped.
Shin decides to take Gohan through the hole into the rocket ship.
There, they'll face Babi-di and Darbura. He may wake up Buu that way,
but it'll be better than if Buu wakes up because of receiving "damage
energy." Babi-di tells Vejiita to kill the interlopers. Vejiita
struggles a bit, but answers that Kaiou-shin doesn't matter to him --
he only cares about fighting Kakarot.
Chapter 458: "Two Battles to the Death"
"Futatsu no shitou"
Babi is stunned at discovering that Vejiita can disobey his orders.
They argue, and Darbura says it doesn't matter, since they'll still get
the energy. Babi opens the portal to let Kaiou-shin and Gohan enter,
and Gokuu tells Gohan to remember the anger from the Cell game. Gohan
also gets the second to the last Senzu Seed. Gohan gets to see the case
holding Buu for the first time, and Babi and Kaiou trade insults. Gokuu
and Vejiita want to get things over with quickly, so they go full power
and start battling. They bash each up a bit, and generally enjoy
Chapter 459: "Countdown"
Babi is explaining that they'd brought the rocket to Earth so that
Buu could be brought up to full power. After that, Magical Being Buu
will emerge from the container behind Babi. Shin plans on beating Babi
and Darbura first, to stop Buu from coming out. Then, Babi giggles and,
with a "papparapa --- !!", he teleports them to a vacant planet of
Darbura's liking. He asks if Darbura can now defeat Gohan, and the
demon answers that he can beat that garbage. Gohan hears Gokuu's voice,
reminding him of the anger he'd had when fighting Cell, adding that with
that rage Gohan is the strongest one on Earth.
The boy powers up, trying to remember that rage. At the same time,
Babi dis's Shin, saying he doesn't need to teleport anywhere to beat the
Kaiou. (The old Kaiou-shins had defeated Babi-di's father a long time
ago; Babi claims that since his magic is stronger than his father's, he
won't lose this time.) Suddenly, an alarm starts beeping, and Babi turns
around in disbelief; Buu has been charged to full power faster than he
could have expected. He shouts out "It's at full power!!!! Magical
Being Buu is at full power!!!! Powerful Magical Buu is reborn!!!"
Gohan doesn't understand, and Shin can't believe that this has come
about because of Gokuu's damage energy. Then, Gohan pieces it together
and realizes that if both Gokuu and Vejiita are fighting as Super
Saiya-jin, the damage they're meting out to each other has to be
fantastic. Babi and Darbura are ecstatic, and Shin berates himself for
the ultimate screw-up.
Meanwhile, Vejiita and Gokuu are smashing each other about the vacant
countryside that Babi had provided for them. They are still within the
influence of the ship, so the "damage energy" is somehow being collected
as they fight.
Trunks and Goten are racing forward. They become confused by the
tremendous level of power they sense, and wonder if this is their
fathers', and what is actually going on. Resolved, they keep moving.
Gokuu comments that he's amazed -- asking if Vejiita trained just
like him. Vejiita replies that he'd trained even harder in the past,
but that Gokuu is a natual genius. He'd realized that when he saw Gokuu
fighting the moster sent out by Babi. This was a great shock to him.
He'd seen the two villians at the Budoukai, and noticed how much
stronger they'd been made. He decided to allow himself to be controlled
for that reason. He adds that it is exactly as he'd guessed. It's not
soething he wanted to do out of his own choice.
Gokuu comments on the fact that someone with Vejiita's pride would
actually allow himself to be controlled like this just to become strong.
Vejiita answers that he just wants to return to his old state, and just
fight without thinking about it. "While I was with you guys, I became
more human. I didn't like that. I even have a family, and started
liking living on Earth." By being controlled by Babi, he'd returned to
his old evil self, and he's happier about it.
Gokuu replies "Is that really true?"
And, Buu's container starts venting out the excess energy as Babi and
Darbura wait expectantly.
-- Curtis H. Hoffmann
Aug. 30, 1994