Manga Guide

Dragon Ball Chapter 262

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Bejīta to Zābon

Vegeta and Zarbon

Chapter Information

Premiered: 10 February 1990 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1990 #11)
Dragon Ball Z (Original Broadcast)
Dragon Ball Kai (“Refreshed” Broadcast)

  • Digital Monochrome Edition Volume 22 (12 October 2012)

Chapter Synopsis

Zarbon can’t believe he killed Dodoria, and Vegeta says he’ll make him believe. Zarbon asks Vegeta why he’s defying Freeza, and so he explains about not liking taking orders from him and how he wants eternal life for himself. If he had eternal life, his chances of winning against Freeza would increase. Zarbon tells him eternal life wouldn’t be enough to win against Freeza. Vegeta says it’s a shame Zarbon doesn’t have a scouter, because his power has gone up to unimaginable levels. Zarbon says he doesn’t know where Vegeta stands, but he knows Freeza has far transcended him. Vegeta says to cut the crap, the talking is over. He tells Zarbon that Dodoria said Freeza was scared of the Saiyan. So he’ll show him that Saiyan power he was afraid of.

Zarbon says Freeza was scared of the ones who’d conspired together, not just one. This just makes Vegeta smirk, and he disappears, reappearing next to Zarbon. Zarbon punches at him, but Vegeta catches his fist, then throws him up further into the air. Zarbon catches himself, though, and fires a huge blast down towards Vegeta. Vegeta waits for it and swats the blast off to the side, causing a huge explosion off in the distance. Kuririn and Dende aren’t too far from the explosion, and Kuririn notes that two awesome ki (Vegeta and someone) are fighting. He knows that someone was with Freeza, though.

Kuririn gets pissed that he can’t contend with them and hopes they really beat each other up. He grabs Dende and says to hold on tight, then flies off. He says this is their chance, while Vegeta’s busy fighting they’ll hurry up to the Eldest’s place. Meanwhile, Vegeta elbows Zarbon in the face, then Zarbon kicks at him, but Vegeta dodges it. Vegeta does a mid-air back flip and kicks Zarbon off into the distance, and flies after him. Zarbon lands on the ground, but Vegeta is right behind him, and kicks him across the ground. Zarbon stands back up, and tells Vegeta he’s improved. “But, it’s your fault… You’ve awoken my true power that’s been sleeping for a long time…”

Chapter Notes

  • Each issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump features short comments from the various series’ authors, giving fans a brief insight into their current thoughts, ranging from series-related announcements to trivial happenings in their personal lives. Akira Toriyama’s comments from this issue were:

    僕のイラスト集の重版が10日に出ます。初版で買えなかった方はこの機会をヨロシクね <明>

    Another printing of my illustration collection will come out on the 10th. Those of you who were unable to buy the first printing, now’s your chance. <Akira>

Page Breakdown

The majority of the Dragon Ball series was drawn in black and white, but chapters were occasionally published with color pages. This breakdown notes how many full-color, limited-color, and black-and-white pages appeared in this chapter. As the tankōbon volumes were not released with these colors intact, any color pages shown are taken from the kanzenban release.