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Dragon Ball Chapter 266

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Warau Bejīta Ikaru Furīza

Vegeta Laughs, Freeza Fumes

Chapter Information

Premiered: 13 March 1990 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1990 #15)
Dragon Ball Z (Original Broadcast)
Dragon Ball Kai (“Refreshed” Broadcast)

  • Digital Monochrome Edition Volume 23 (12 October 2012)

Chapter Synopsis

Gohan flies through the air with the Dragon Radar, and eventually comes to the village and touches down. Gohan says Vegeta had definitely wiped out this village, and sets off to search for the Dragon Ball that Vegeta couldn’t find. The radar says it’s in the water instead of in a house, which he thinks is weird. He swims down until he gets to the Four-Star Ball and comes back to the surface, thinking the villagers must’ve hidden it there. Meanwhile, Zarbon is outside of Freeza’s ship looking for Vegeta and is pissed that he must be hiding. Freeza, still in the ship, is yelling out through the hole and tells Zarbon that he better find him. Vegeta thinks it’s great they’re searching out there, and notices there’s still only five Dragon Balls here. Vegeta thinks he can’t escape carrying all five, and then comes up with a little plan.

“Hey!!! You’ve been tricked!!! I’m still in the ship!!!!” Zarbon and Freeza both hear this, and then Vegeta fires a blast down the hallway. Zarbon flies back into the ship, and Vegeta runs back into the room with the Dragon Balls and blasts a hole through the glass. Freeza and Zarbon try to go down the hall towards him, but the blast he fired left a bunch of smoke and debris. Vegeta then throws the Dragon Balls, one at a time, out through the hole in the glass. Freeza realizes Vegeta was going after the Dragon Balls, but it’s too late. Vegeta heads out through the hole, just before Zarbon and Freeza make it into the room. Zarbon flies out of the hole and looks around, then wonders if he’s still in the ship again. Vegeta is actually hiding behind some rocks, and then slowly gets into the surrounding water and swims away.

Freeza doubts Vegeta could’ve gotten far with five Dragon Balls, and says he’ll search for him in the ship while Zarbon searches outside. Freeza tells Zarbon he’ll kill him if Vegeta isn’t found within one hour. Vegeta surfaces on another shore, and says they should’ve been thrown somewhere around here. And there they are, all five Dragon Balls right in front of him, and Vegeta laughs about his victory. He starts moving them all over into a corner of some rocks, and thinks there’s just one left once he gets the one he left in the water of that village. Then he suddenly notices a strong battle power, and wonders if it’s Zarbon. But it’s not, someone weaker than Zarbon. And he notices it’s Kuririn, flying excitedly through the air with the One-Star Ball. Kuririn doesn’t notice Vegeta at all, and Vegeta wonders why that Earthling is here. Vegeta dismisses it, since he’s holding the last Dragon Ball and flies off after him.

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:

    朝の子供番組を子供と一緒に見た後,おやすみといって寝る僕はホントに妙な父親です <明>

    I’m a really weird father, saying “good night” and going to sleep after watching the morning children’s shows with my child. <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.