Manga Guide

Dragon Ball Chapter 456

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Shukumei no Taiketsu Son Gokū Tai Bejīta

The Fated Showdown: Son Goku vs Vegeta

Chapter Information

Premiered: 01 February 1994 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1994 #09)
Dragon Ball Z (Original Broadcast)
Dragon Ball Kai (“Refreshed” Broadcast)

  • Digital Monochrome Edition Volume 38 (12 October 2012)

Chapter Synopsis

Goku wonders about this other fighter that would be better than Dabra, and Gohan wonders what he meant by “found”. Kaiōshin seems to realize what he meant, as Bobbidi watches Vegeta through his crystal ball. Bobbidi agrees that he definitely has an evil heart, and didn’t come here for the sake of justice. Bobbidi starts to cast his spell, and Vegeta suddenly begins clutching his head. He then becomes a Super Saiyan and struggles with himself. Kaiōshin tells him that Bobbidi is trying to use his evil heart, and tells him to clear his thoughts. Bobbidi tells Vegeta he’s going to bring out his hidden power and make him surpass his limits. Goku and Gohan begin to realize what’s happening, as Vegeta screams, and then weakly bends forward.

Vegeta looks up with an evil grin, and an “M” is now visible on his forehead. Bobbidi is quite pleased, and decides to send them somewhere good to fight. The four of them are transported to the ring of the Tenka’ichi Budōkai, where Mister Satan and the announcer are still standing. The announcer recognizes them, and says the matches are already over. Bobbidi encourages Vegeta to steal their energy, fight hard, and kill them if he likes. Vegeta tells Bobbidi to shut up, his only goal is Kakarrot, no one else matters. Bobbidi realizes he’s not under his complete control, but no matter. Yamcha and the others notice them, and Satan knows they’re the ones from “back then” (against Cell), and that they’re still alive. Vegeta holds out his hand, with his palm facing out, and fires a Big Bang Attack toward Goku. Goku stands to take it head on, with his guard up, but it goes past him and hits the crowd, blowing up almost an entire section of the arena wall and then shooting out into the city. Vegeta smirks, and Goku is gripped with rage.

Chapter Notes

Title Page

  • The title page for this chapter is not included in the tankōbon release.

Author’s Comment

  • 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:

    They say they’re already closing in on 50,000 attendees for the “Toriyama Exhibition” at the Kawasaki City Museum. I’m stunned as though it had nothing to do with me! <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.