Manga Guide

Episode of Bardock Chapter 3

Japanese Title Page

ドラゴンボール エピソードオブバーダック 第3話

Doragon Bōru Episōdo Obu Bādakku Dai San-wa

Dragon Ball: Episode of Bardock – Part 3

Chapter Information

Premiered: 20 August 2011 (V-Jump, October 2011 Issue)
Author: Naho Ooishi

V-Jump, October 2011 Issue
V-Jump, April 2012 Issue (as part of complete reprint)

Chapter Synopsis

Beri runs back to his father asking what is going on and what happened to Bardock. Chilled says that he was curious how strong Bardock actually was since he took out his henchman, but this is all somewhat anticlimactic. He perhaps would have even allowed Bardock to join him, but he is too weak for even that! Beri comes to stop Chilled, but it is no use. Beri is wounded as Ipana looks on, but Chilled simply wonders to himself who the trash was.

Bardock starts muttering to himself about being pathetic, and that if he only had more power he would not have lost back there. As Bardock screams out Freeza’s name yet again, he transforms into a Super Saiyan! Chilled laughs to himself, saying that Bardock should not get cocky just because he has gold hair now. Chilled fires a series of blasts and continues laughing, saying that the hair apparently did not change a thing, since all of the blasts hit him head-on! When the dust clears, however, Bardock is still there. Chilled gasps, wondering who this guy is. Bardock is just a Saiyan (probably, anyway)! Is Chilled, the great space pirate and strongest in the world, ready for this?! Chilled forms a giant blast to destroy the whole planet, but his ki is pushed back by Bardock’s own blast, which continues pushing through to envelop Chilled. Bardock has done it! He has defeated Chilled and saved both the village and the planet!

Chilled can barely speak, unable to believe these turn of events. A henchman finds him and brings him back, wondering what just happened. Chilled, still laughing in pain, mutters that they should tell his clan about these people called “Saiyans” who can become gold.

As Chilled falls down, the narrator explains how the legend of the Super Saiyans, mightiest of warriors, would be passed down through Freeza’s clan…!

Chapter Notes

  • The way Super Saiyan Bardock walks purposefully towards Chilled is nearly identical to a similar panel of Goku walking towards Freeza in chapter 307 of the Dragon Ball manga proper.
  • A complete reprint of Episode of Bardock — all three chapters — was included as a smaller-sized insert in the April 2012 issue of V-Jump in Japan (released 21 February 2012). Two new pages were appended to the story, showcasing Bardock walking off into the sunset having completed his battle against Chilled and saving Beri’s planet. These new pages closely mirror the ending to the animated adaptation of the story, which itself added this material as a new/extended conclusion.

Page Breakdown

The majority of the Dragon Ball series was drawn in black and white, but every once in a while the fans were graced with some color pages. This breakdown will take a look at how many colored, red and gray scale, or black and white pages appeared in this chapter.