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Dragon Ball Chapter 268

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Bejīta Kai-Shingeki!

Vegeta’s Charge!

Chapter Information

Premiered: 27 March 1990 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1990 #17)
Dragon Ball Z (Original Broadcast)
Dragon Ball Kai (“Refreshed” Broadcast)

  • Digital Monochrome Edition Volume 23 (12 October 2012)

Chapter Synopsis

The punch breaks open Zarbon’s armor, and sends him flying forward. Vegeta flies after him and knocks Zarbon down into the water. Then Vegeta repeatedly fires a whole mess of blasts down into the water at him, and Kuririn says this is a good time for them to run away. Bulma reminds him that Vegeta said he’d kill them, but Kuririn grabs her by the arm and starts to fly off, saying they’d be killed if they didn’t run anyway. Vegeta notices them running and directs a few blasts their way, stopping their escape. Zarbon then flies up out of the water, so Vegeta turns and flies back to land, and Zarbon does as well. Zarbon is pretty trashed, and seriously pissed at Vegeta, while Vegeta thinks his preemptive attack was effective. “Zarbon, it seems your death is already near.”

Zarbon refuses to believe that, as he has a higher battle power than Vegeta. So Vegeta decides to explain the Saiyan to him. “You shouldn’t have carelessly given me medical treatment when I was on the verge of death… right? When a Saiyan recovers from death, his battle power is able to rapidly increase…” Zarbon freaks out, and Kuririn realizes Goku is like that too, come to think of it. Zarbon says even if his battle power has increased, he can’t win against him while he’s transformed, then he rushes at Vegeta. “The Saiyan are a fighting race!!!! Don’t screw with me!!!!” Vegeta manages to hold off all of Zarbon’s punches, and then he punches straight through Zarbon’s armor, putting his fist in his stomach. Zarbon tells him he was only doing as Freeza ordered, and asks him to please overlook this.

Vegeta doesn’t care, and Zarbon says they should team up and take out Freeza. With the hand inside of Zarbon, Vegeta fires off a blast, going straight through Zarbon’s back. Then he throws Zarbon off into the water, and says he couldn’t beat Freeza even if they did team up. Vegeta turns his attention back toward Kuririn, and notes that Kuririn has gotten stronger since the battle on Earth, though he’s still not to his level. Kuririn says he’ll hand it over if Vegeta promises to leave them alone, and Vegeta agrees, since once he has the Dragon Balls, there’s no point in playing with small fry. Now Vegeta has the One-Star Ball, and is very happy to have all seven, and says he’ll be able to replace Freeza as the strongest in the universe. Then he flies off, and Bulma is relieved, while Kuririn hopes for Gohan.

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:

    虫歯を放っておいたら,原稿の〆切直前に痛み爆発!結局,抜くハメに。さいてーです <明>

    I left a cavity alone, and it exploded with pain right before my manuscript deadline! In the end, I was forced to get the tooth pulled. This sucks. <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.