Sūpā Saiya-jin Soshite Sūpā Furīza Tanjō!?
Birth of a Super Saiyan and a Super Freeza?!
|Premiered:||11 December 1990 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1991 #01/02)|
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Gohan wonders why Kuririn attacked Vegeta, as Piccolo yells that they should get out of here. Gohan helps the injured Piccolo fly away, and they land, and Gohan says Dende can heal him. Speaking of Dende, he tells Vegeta that he can’t heal someone who has killed so many of his people. Vegeta weakly tells him that if he doesn’t, they can’t possibly defeat Freeza. But Dende flies off and Vegeta falls to the ground. Kuririn and Gohan are on their way to find Dende, and Kuririn explains to Gohan how Saiyans greatly power up from near death recovery. They suddenly spot Dende going in the opposite direction, and notice Vegeta hasn’t been healed. Freeza continues powering up, and watches as Dende heals Piccolo, realizing that was how they’d been doing that. Piccolo wonders if he also has this ability, but Dende says no, because he’s a Fighting-Type.
Kuririn tells Dende he must heal Vegeta, but Dende refuses since he’s the same as Freeza. Piccolo then asks him to, because he can’t even beat Freeza as he is now. There’s suddenly a huge explosion where Freeza is, and Piccolo realizes Freeza’s transformation is complete. Kuririn thinks they should hide somewhere, but Piccolo says Freeza would just destroy the planet, since he has no use for it now. Piccolo is pissed at how ridiculously huge Freeza’s ki has become, Kuririn is worried, and Gohan asks Dende to quickly heal Vegeta. So Dende flies off, as Freeza’s figure starts to come into view through the smoke. Vegeta is healed, and he shows his gratitude by kicking Dende. “Be thankful I didn’t kill you!!” Vegeta notices Freeza’s battle power, and figures he must finally be showing his true form. But Vegeta isn’t worried, because he’s now a Super Saiyan, or so he claims.
Freeza’s final form is small, but smoothed out, and his tail has been healed. Kuririn isn’t too worried the way Freeza looks now, but Piccolo says not to judge him by his outward appearance. “Damn… After all of the troubles you went through to have a wish granted by the Dragon Balls… Sorry… I don’t seem to be much help to you guys…” Freeza then suddenly shoots a small blast, which goes past Piccolo, Kuririn, Gohan, and even Vegeta. The four of them turn around to find Dende lying dead. Piccolo freaks out that he barely saw anything but a flash of light. “Now there can be no more revivals…” says Freeza.
- The title page for this chapter is not included in the tankōbon release.
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:
I went to Tokyo to get my picture taken for the cover of the New Year #5 issue. But I was swamped with work, so I had to come back right after, which made it an insanely hectic day. <Akira>
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.