Dragon Ball Z

Season 10 Episode 12

Goku vs. Cell

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Aired Weekdays 10:30 PM Nov 29, 2000 on Cartoon Network
8.8
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Goku vs. Cell
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Hercule is up. Goku and Cell start fighting. Hercule gets surprised because Goku actually damaged Cell. Cell almost loses.Hercule can’t follow them. Krillin and Gohan’s eyes are moving fast. Krillin laughs. Goku and Cell are moving fast. Goku kicks Cell into the air and fires a Kamehameha at him. All that fighting was only a warm-up. Goku powers up.moreless

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  • The final showdown begins

    10
    The final showdown begins. Full Power Super Saiyan Goku vs Perfect Cell. Honestly, I really liked the entire Cell Saga as the animation is brilliant. As usual, the animation were good especially Goku's transformation into the Full Power Super Saiyan which was very fluid. The fight was also rivetting as the camerawork/choreography were top notch as usual with interesting shots. Next, the voice acting and music by Shunsuke Kikuchi was also good with suitable tempo and mood of the situation. Mark my words, the coming episodes are extremely "hardcore" and I bet Shunsuke Kikuchi will showcase even more climatic and die-hard scores, which obviously will be intense and atmospheric. I am saying this because the Jap Version excelled in every aspect especially the voice acting which are dead on and impressive and musical scores with soul and intensity. There are no nonsense such as goofy one-liners with additional humors to syn the lip movements or music with synthetizers that fail to be nostalgic as in the Eng Versionmoreless
  • The Cell Games begin in full blast. With the preliminaries out of the way, the real action can begin!

    8.8
    And so begins the official Cell Games (Hercule and his students was a joke). Goku gets onto the platform and makes his way to Cell, where they have a little stare-off. Naturally, the TV announcer prophesies the worse since Hercule was Earth's last hope *sigh*. Cell informs that Goku that he had been waiting to fight Goku, and the feeling seems to be mutual. Oh and look at that, Hercule didn't die from Cell's back-fist, must not have wanted to waste any strength on him...regardless of how little it would take to kill him (lol). I must agree with Vegeta when he said regarding Hercule that, "That ridiculous man hasn't realized his weakness, his…stupidity is beyond belief." (it must be over 9000, lol. If only that was strength/power, he might just have had a chance, lol). Everyone marvels about Goku and how calm he appears to be. Of course, Hercule goes on about how he'd be able to take them all on if he really wanted to. (:roll: ). Cell begins the games and they go at it (Goku and him). Supersonic punch and kick after one another, everyone tries to keep up. 16 comments that they appear to be on equal ground. Each comes at the other with all they've got and the other dodges or blocks with the same force. Cell and Goku stop to take a breather while smiling at one another, clearly enjoying themselves. From there they take their fight to supersonic speeds and into the air, leaving Hercule and everyone else with him gawking while the Z-fighters attempt to keep up with their movements. When asked about how those two are appear to seemingly disappear into thin air, Hercule boldly exclaims its another trick (:roll: ) and attempts to demonstrate. In the end, it is he who does the trick. Cell and Goku appear on stage and it looks like Cell might win, since he seems to be pushing Goku off the stage. But at the last second, Goku vanishes and reappears behind him. Cell then turns around and lunges at him, big mistake. Goku slipps under Cell and bracing himself with his hands, double kicks Cell in the stomach, sending him upward into the air. Afterwards, Goku launches into the air towards him, while charging a Kamehameha wave. He releases it as Cell smiles and simply flicks it away. Even after a double-handed fist to the head sending him into the stage, Goku doesn't seem the least bit deterred nor tired. The episode ends as Goku prepares to power up to his maximum. Will this be enough strength to take on Cell, find out next time.moreless
  • Blame the suckage of previous episodes for the mediocrity of this episode.

    6.4
    Goku finally fights, but Hercule is still in denial and tries to maintain the love of his fans but saying the fight is all plotted, orchestrated by tricks. Tricks or not, it has the Z Warriors turning their heads left and right, trying to keep up with the fight. Though after all their jabbing and kicking, it seems they were only warming up.



    This episode is by far a large improvement compared to the abysmal servings of previous episodes, but the bad after taste is still in effect. Even then, the fighting was nothing really too exciting seeing as how it was merely a warm up, and it still took the entire episode. Also, Hercule is still in the damn scene, still trying to boost his popularity after his humiliating defeat by Cell.moreless
  • After lots of stalling, the fight between Goku and Cell finally begins.

    7.0
    This episode really wasn't anything special. Dragonball Z stalls way too much, but I'm getting a little tired of this "I was just warming up" talk. Just start the real fight already!



    At any rate, it was typical DBZ fare: they stared at each other a while in the beginning, got in a few punches and kicks here and there, and finally towards the end, they started using some ki attacks.



    I still have high hopes for the Cell Games, but DBZ really needs to stop stalling so long with starting the "real" fight. Not much happened in this episode. It was pretty much what I mentioned in the previous paragraph.



    At any rate, it wasn't a bad episode; there was just nothing in it to really get viewers' blood pumping.moreless
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Teryl Rothery

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

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