Dragon Ball Z

Season 1 Episode 3

Unlikely Alliance

Aired Weekdays 10:30 PM Unknown on Cartoon Network
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Raditz has kidnapped Gohan! And unless Goku agrees to forsake his friends and the people of Earth by joining the sinister Saiyan, he may never see his son again! All hope is not lost, however, as a second uninvited guest arrives on the island - and Goku forges an unlikely alliance!moreless

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  • episode #3

    raditz tells goku that unless he kills 100 humans by the next day, he will kill gohan. raditz then flies away with gohan. right when all hope seems lost, things get worse... or fo they? piccolo arrives and says that he will help goku fight raditz. goku and piccolo make a powerful team, but will it be enough to beat raditz? find out next time on dragonball z.
  • A good beginning

    This episode has some flaws in the sense that it drags on, but that can be a bonus at times for people who do enjoy episodes that drag the story longer. If you do enjoy this dragging on and on of the same thing, then you would most likely enjoy the Cell Games, which i hate a lot. However, this episode has its major positive points as well, such as Raditz being able to make Piccolo and Goku look like nothing next to his skill. Although it does focus on the battle between Piccolo, Goku, and Raditz, it also allows Gohan to develop as a character.moreless
  • Kurillin, Bulma, and Master Roshi rush to Goku's aid. Goku regains his strength and vows to get his son back, even if it means his death........

    Krillin, Bulma, and Master Roshi rush to Goku's aid. Goku regains his strength and vows to get his son back, even if it means his death. Krillin and Master Roshi agree to go with him, but Goku tells them that if they were to die, they couldn't be revived since the Shenron cannot grant the same wish twice. Piccolo emerges out of nowhere, telling them that even if they banded together they would still be no match for Raditz. Piccolo agrees to form an alliance with Goku for just this one time, and after they beat Raditz, that Goku is next on his agenda. Goku asks for Bulma's Dragon Radar, and they follow the signal on Gohan's cap. After Goku and Piccolo leave, Krillin, Bulma, and Master Roshi follow in a capsule plane.

    Raditz is shown eating the meat off of an animal he killed. Gohan is hiding behind the deceased farmer's truck, but Raditz finds him and locks him up in his space capsule to mask the sound of his crying. There is a blip on his scouter, and he sees that Gohan is the one exhibiting this power. He declares it a malfunction and carries on. Just then, Goku and Piccolo arrive and prepare for battle. Both of them discard their weighted clothes and run dead-on at Raditz.

    Raditz proves to be more than a match for them and tells them that even if they manage to kill him that there are two more Saiyans that are much stronger than he is, leaving Goku and Piccolo in total shock.


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    • Recap
      Narrator: Last time, on Dragon Ball Z... An uninvited guest crashed the party on Master Roshi's island. It was Raditz, an evil warrior from outer space who claimed to be Goku's older brother! But, Raditz proved he had little regard for family, as he dealt Goku a devastating kick that left the earth's most powerful fighter crumpled in the sand. And the worst was yet to come.
      Radtiz: Like I said, I'm taking your son. If you want to see him alive again, I suggest you listen closely!
      Narrator: That's right! Raditz has captured Gohan! And with his young nephew now firmly in his clutches, the sinister ailen has issued Goku his demands, join him, or suffer the consequences. Goku is obviously no match for his brother's awesome power. Is there any hope for rescuing his son? Find out today, on Dragon Ball Z!

    • Narrator: What sort of monstrous foe is this that now stand like a ginat between Goku and his son? And what are the true limits of his already unbelievable power? Even with their forces combined, it seems Goku and Piccolo have little hope of toppling this might villain. But will they overcome the odds and find a way to take him down? Find out, as the battle continues, next Dragon Ball Z!

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