DBZ Episode 49
From Dragon Ball Encyclopedia
Dodoria scoured the area as he tried to locate Kuririn, Son Gohan, and Dende. He began to run out of patience, however, as they continued to hide. Kuririn said that they should lay low until Dodoria decided to give up and leave. Unable to locate the hidden Z Warriors, a furious Dodoria launched a massive blast from the air that obliterated everything in the area below. Dodoria laughed as he thought that he had succeeded in eliminating the meddling Earthlings. He thought to himself how Freeza had shown interest about finding out their identities, but then confirmed to himself that it did not matter who they were as long as they were now dead. Dodoria sped off, however, Kuririn and Gohan had managed to react in time to get to safety. As they watched Dodoria leave, Gohan admitted that they were cutting it close, and Kuririn agreed as he loosened his grip on Dende, whom he managed to yank out from under the blast. Kuririn asked Dende if he could fly and Dende replied that he could as he began to levitate beside them.
Elsewhere, Bulma Brief was in a bathtub when her father, Dr. Brief, contacted her through a radio transmission. Bulma told him that the alien warriors had already obtained four of the Dragon Balls. She notified him that their ship was destroyed by a few scouts and that she did not know how they would get back to Earth. Dr. Brief reassured her that Son Goku was on his way and would be on Planet Namek in six days. Meanwhile, Goku was training under twenty times Earth's normal gravity in his spaceship. He proceeded to the fridge to clean it out. He had eaten so much that he fell on the bed to relax.
Dodoria was shown flying back, confirming to himself that it was going to take much longer to find the last few Dragon Balls without their Scouters. He also stated that the planet looked the same all over, making it that much harder to locate the villages. Out of impatience, he then concluded that they should just blow the whole planet up and be done with it. As Dodoria made his way back to the Namekian village to rejoin his comrades, he was again blindsided and knocked into the water below. Dodoria plummeted deep into the water before he picked himself up to see that this time his attacker was Vegeta. Vegeta explained that he had been waiting for Dodoria to get separated from Freeza and Zarbon so he could tear him limb from limb. Dodoria told Vegeta to leave or he would be forced to mutilate him. Vegeta was unafraid and dared Dodoria to attack, however, he was well aware of Dodoria's fear since Dodoria had apparently followed Vegeta's actions.
Dodoria asked Vegeta for his Scouter so that he would overlook Vegeta's arrogance. Vegeta then removed his Scouter and tossed it to the ground before stepping on it and breaking it. This greatly annoyed Dodoria since he stated that he needed a Scouter in order to locate the rest of the villages. Vegeta then stated that his battle power had increased and that Dodoria should be well aware of this as he must have sensed his power increase from his prior battle against Kewie. Due to his ability to sense his opponent's energy, Vegeta stated that he no longer needed a Scouter. Dodoria told Vegeta that he ran into the Earthlings earlier and that his skills would not have allowed him to locate them. Vegeta was unaware of Gohan and Kuririn's presence and disregarded this. He then declared that Dodoria was afraid of his power. Dodoria began to panic.
Dodoria takes a few steps back before remembering his conversation with Zarbon about Vegeta's deadly Saiyan potential to increase his might after every near-death experience. Dodoria doesn't want to believe this and gets enraged out of his frustration. He begins to relentlessly blast at Vegeta nonstop. After the smoke clears, Vegeta quickly appears behind Dodoria and twists him around, grabbing his arms in a tight grip and pulling them back forcefully. Vegeta declares that Dodoria is no match for his new-found abilities. Dodoria begins to beg for his life and tells Vegeta that he will reveal the secret of his Saiyan home planet's destruction if he spares him. Vegeta releases him from his grip and declares that Dodoria tell him immediately.
Dodoria then reveals that the Planet Vegeta was not destroyed by meteoric collision, as everyone believed, but was destroyed by Frieza. He explains how the Saiyans were a useful tool for a period of time, since they turned into overgrown apes and terrorized entire civilizations. This was a good way to eliminate inhabitants and acquire planets for Frieza. However, they were growing in power and were beginning to pose a threat. Dodoria explains that Frieza feared the power of the Saiyans and that he had to do something in order to avoid future uprisings. And as a result, the Saiyan race was eliminated along with their home planet and the leader of the Saiyans as well as Vegeta's father, King Vegeta.
Dodoria concludes that Vegeta shouldn't feel too upset since Frieza did spare his life and kept him for further service when he could have executed him just as easily. Vegeta is shocked by the news of his planet's destruction, but reveals that he no longer cares about the fate of his planet, his father, or his race. He states that he is simply upset at how he allowed Frieza, Zarbon and Dodoria to control and abuse him for all those years. Dodoria takes this opportunity to lift himself off the ground and begins to trail off, realizing that Vegeta's even more enraged. As his aura begins to overflow around him, Vegeta charges a powerful blast. Dodoria panics and tries to run for his life by jolting into the sky and yelling for his master. However, the ruthless and disloyal Saiyan is unimpressed by Dodoria's attempt to escape, and mercilessly finishes him off with a single energy blast, obliterating Dodoria in midair.
Meanwhile, Goku is seen training under twenty times Earth's gravity. He promises to turn up the gravity after performing a few push ups. As Goku trains, Vegeta's blast leaves a dust cloud in the air, and the remnants of Dodoria are reduced to ashes. Vegeta is seen overjoyed by his own increase in strength, which has allowed him to eliminate the proud and elite Dodoria.
- Although Vegeta hears from Dodoria the truth about his Saiyan home planet's destruction and becomes surprised, it is possible that he had an idea that this event took place prior as he had a conversation with Nappa and Raditz to that extent. However, Dodoria confirmed that this truly did take place and that Frieza was responsible, erasing all other possibilities and finally confirming the truth to Vegeta, which he had suspected all along.
- In the Ocean Group dub, when Zarbon's scouter breaks, Dodoria says "Zarbon, what was that?" But in the flashback Dodoria has while he encounters Vegeta, he says "What was that, Zarbon?"
- When Vegeta lets Dodoria's arms go, the yellow "back" of Vegeta's armor isn't colored for one frame.
|Brief summary||Vegeta intercepts Dodoria who hopes that Vegeta will spare his life if he reveals that Frieza destroyed the Saiyan home planet! Meanwhile, Gohan and Krillin locate Bulma, who tells them that Goku will reach Namek within the week! +|
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