Dragon Ball Z

Season 2 Episode 27

Goku... Super Saiyan?

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Aired Weekdays 10:30 PM May 23, 1998 on Cartoon Network
8.9
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Goku... Super Saiyan?
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Goku begins to fight with Recoome after he gives Gohan, Krillin, and Vegeta Ginsu Beans. Recoome powers up for a "Recoome Kaboom," after the scouter reads that Goku's power level is only 5,000. He thinks he can beat Goku easily. But, Goku is concealing his power, and only Vegeta, Gohan, and Krillin know it. Recoome starts to attack, but then stops dead because Goku elbowed him in the stomach, taking Recoome down. Jeice and Burter are surprised, but not worried...Vegeta begins to wonder if Goku is a legendary Super Saiyan. The last Super Saiyan (who lived hundreds of years ago) could only maintain his power in the transformed state, and he could not control it. Goku, however, was in complete control, and had lost his tail permanently as a boy, so he could not transform. Jeice and Burter start to attack. Goku just stands there. Or is he moving? Vegeta sees foot prints in different spots, so he must be moving. But, how could even a saiyans eyes not even sense the movement? Goku begins to fight back, and makes a fool of Burter and Jeice. He defeats Burter, and tells Jeice that he can leave, unscathed, as long as he leaves the planet. Jeice flies away, but he does not leave Namek.moreless

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  • Goku...A Super Saiyan?

    9.0
    Goku has finally arrived on Namek and is going to start his round of fighting but first, he gives Gohan, Vegeta and Krillin some sensue beans. Recoome, Burter and Jeice see through their scouter that Goku has a power level of only 1,000. But Goku is hiding his powers and only Vegeta, Krillin and Gohan are aware of it. Recoome powers up for his "Recoome Kaboom" but is unable to use it because Goku has elbowed him thus winning the fight. Jeice and Burter are surprised but decide to give Goku a scare by launching energy attacks. They brush through Goku like nothing! Vegeta sees the ground and realizes that Goku had moved but one of them had been able to see it. Then Vegeta begins to wonder whether Goku has become a Super Saiyan.moreless
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  • Goku's apocalypse! Burter and JEsse should of lasted longer

    8.1
    Goku begins to fight with Recoome after he gives Gohan, Krillin, and Vegeta Ginsu Beans. Recoome powers up for a "Recoome Kaboom," after the scouter reads that Goku's power level is only 5,000. He thinks he can beat Goku easily. But, Goku is concealing his power, and only Vegeta, Gohan, and Krillin know it. Recoome starts to attack, but then stops dead because Goku elbowed him in the stomach, taking Recoome down. Jeice and Burter are surprised, but not worried...Vegeta begins to wonder if Goku is a legendary Super Saiyan.moreless
  • "My name's Recoome, it ryhmes with doom, and you'll be hurting all too soon." - Recoome

    8.0
    Goku arrives at the battlefield, and gives both Krillin and Gohan sensu beans. He even throws one to Vegeta. Gohan and Krillin tell him how powerful Recoome is, and offer their services, but Goku is calm. He engages with the big ogre, who powers up for an ultimate attack. Before he was able to even fire it, Goku delivered a powerful elbow strike to his stomach, knocking him out. Jeice and Burter battle him next. After doing their poses, they circled around Goku, intimidating him with their speed and presence. However, Goku continud to remain still. Jeice and Burter finally fired a couple shots, but they went through. It wasn't that it didn't go through; Goku moved so fast, that it looked like he didn't move at all! Vegeta then realizes that Goku might be a legendary super saiyan.



    Badass episode. This reminds me so much of the fight with Nappa and Earth's special forces, because Nappa is a big ogre like Recoome, and gets easily pounded by Goku, whom the previous fighters had a lot of trouble with. What's also similar is the fact that the previous enemies of in the previous arc, are now aiding in the battle--Piccolo and Vegeta. Despite being dragged out, it was cool how they built up Recoome getting his ass handed to him, and the scene with Jeice and Burter's energy blasts going through Goku was cool. While the opening scene, with Ginyu trying out some of the grunts back at the spaceship was filler, it was pretty amusing filler. It was just funny seeing the guys being sent into the sky, and them shaking because they might mess up their dancing audition was just funny to watch. And what Bulma said in her small amount of screentime was hilarious. "I want to shave my legs!"moreless
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Additional Voices

Dave Ward

Dave Ward

King Kai (1996-1998)

Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny

Additional Voices (1996)

Kirby Morrow

Kirby Morrow

Goku

Maggie Blue O'Hara

Maggie Blue O'Hara

Bulma

Scott McNeil

Scott McNeil

Piccolo/Nappa/Jeice (1996-1998)

Stephanie Nadolny

Stephanie Nadolny

Young Gohan (1999-2000)/Additional Voices (2001-)

Recurring Role

Laura Bailey

Laura Bailey

Kid Trunks (2001-)

Recurring Role

Dameon Clarke

Dameon Clarke

Cell/Adult Gohan/Killa/South Kai/Bora

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (16)

    • Goku: Sorry, I saw an opening that screamed "attack" so I did.

    • Ginyu: I guess I'm going to have to raise the stakes a bit. The best poser gets a candy!

    • Vegeta: So I'm right. After 3 millenniums, it's finally happened. A new Super Saiyan has emerged. And I, the prince of Saiyans, have somehow become this popper's witness. I am the only one who understands what he has become, perhaps even better than him. If Kakarot managed to do it, then I should be able to as well. Until then, I am at his mercy. He is the strongest Saiyan in the universe.

    • Recoome: (to Goku) My name is Recoome, it rhymes with doom, and you'll be hurting all too soon. I truly am a man of many talents.

    • Burter: (to Jeice, about Goku) He's a pretty boy, isn't he. A real lady's man, like you. If it wasn't for you being short and orange, I'd say he would be the better looking guy.

    • Burter: I'm your worst nightmare.
      Goku: I'm not afraid of dreams.

    • Vegeta: (referring to Goku) Unbelievable! How could he...be that fast?! It looks as if he never moved! But that can't be!

    • Goku: Sorry! I saw an opening that seemed to scream out "attack!" So...I did. Ha!

    • Recoome: You shouldn't be smiling! Now you're gonna have to pay Recoome some extra pain tax!
      Goku: Oh, yeah? Well, guess what? You'll never lay a hand on me!
      Recoome: HA HA HA! That's a good one! Hey, guys! He says I'll never lay a hand on him! I guess that means I'm gonna beat him up with my feet!

    • Ginyu: Congratulations, gentlemen. You've all managed to survive the first cut. But I'm afraid the tryout is over. You're all tough guys, it's true, but you lack the one thing that sets all Ginyu apart: Style! Oh, and gentlemen, one more thing: RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!
      (Assassinating them as they flee)

    • Goku: (to Gohan) Your mom would shoot me if she saw how dirty you are!

    • (A cowering soldier accidentally steps on a Dragonball.)
      Ginyu: You touched a Dragonball! Didn't I specifically say before starting this tryout not to touch any of the Dragonballs? Well, DIDN'T I?!
      Soldier: Y-yes!
      Ginyu: AND DID YOU?!
      Soldier: Y-yes!
      Ginyu: ... Okay.
      (Tosses soldier over the horizon.)

    • Captain Ginyu: Men, you cannot make it as a Ginyu on brute strength alone! A Ginyu must be able to showcase his grandeur and fabulous strength in a variety of poses! I wanna see you men strike a pose! You all look like a bunch of hood ornaments! The purpose of striking a pose is not to become like wallpaper! That is why we chant loudly when we pose; to draw attention to our magnificence! It looks like I'll have to raise the stakes a little bit. The best poser gets a candy! NOW DO IT!

    • Jeice: You hear that Burter? He thinks he beat Recoome with his skill!
      Burter: Yeah! It's obvious Recoome only got beat so easily because he let his guard down!

    • (Ginyu is punching soldiers into the air.)
      Ginyu: Don't be discouraged, men! I give the same farewell parting to everyone who goes out for the Ginyu Force and doesn't make it! And remember... STYLE! HA HA HA HA HA HA!

    • Burter: Jeice! What's going on? I thought he moved....
      Jeice: He's moving alright, Burter!
      Burter: But I couldn't detect anything, no one's that fast!
      Jeice: Apparently, he is, mate.

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