Dragon Ball Z

Season 17 Episode 2

The World's Strongest

10
Aired Weekdays 10:30 PM Unknown on Cartoon Network
9.2
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The World's Strongest

The timeline is during the Saiyan Saga. Oolong, soon after discovering the Dragon Balls have all gathered in one place, lures Gohan with him to the Zulmyzubril mountains to verify their discovery and hopefully wish for another pair of panties! Obviously, the first one Shenlong gave Oolong wasn't enough. Coincidentally, a fanatical scientist named Dr. Kochin is present as well. He has collected all the Dragon Balls to revive his colleague, Dr. Wheelo, who was buried under frozen ice 50 years before. The Dragon obediently grants the wish, and a colossal, black fortress rises through the shattered ice to the surface from its once underneath watery grave. Revived, Dr. Wheelo, who inhabits a large brain jar with a robotic body, now seeks a body to inhabit. He wants to co-exist with the world's strongest man, and eventually take over the world! Our heroes will have to once again foil another maniacal plan!

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  • Worst of the DBZ movies.

    3.7
    I did not like this movie. i heard alot of good reviews in different sites about this so i decided to looks at in online. it was a huge dissapointment. the only part that i liked was when gohan got angry and blew DR wheelo's place up. other then that it was lame.



    The music wasent great adn the fighting was below average. It dident even feel like a dbz movie. After seeing movie 1 for the first time i thought that this movie would be even greater.



    and the worst part was that scientist (not DR Wheelo) he was too annoying and probably the most boring villans in DBZ.



    If your a DBZ fan you should atleast rent it first or get it if you want it for your collection.moreless
  • One of the baddest momements in dragon ball z history.

    6.2
    The second Dragon Ball z sees the evil robot thing, dr whello challenging the worlds strongest warrior to a battle. Dr. Kochin unleashes whello by using the dragon balls. We find out that dr whello had been trapped in ice for............wait for it......50 years! At first he things ot os Master Roshi but soon realises that he is to old. He still got some strength left though, fighting some of Whello's henchman. Goku also arrives at the scene when things start to go wrong...... This movie is one of the worst things in Dargon Ball z history and easily my least favourite movie!moreless
  • A decent movie.

    6.6
    Whenever I watch anime based movies, I never come with the intent that it'll provide a good story with great character development, unless it was an Inuyasha or One Piece movie. Anime based movies are usually created for cash in for fans of the series, but quite ironically, while this movie isn't really great, it provides some of the elements that the anime itself is lacking, which in a sense, makes the movies more appreciative than watching the anime itself.



    While Oolong and Gohan were mountain hiking, they noticed that all the dragon balls were gathered. Dr. Kochin wished for the mountain to melt so his master, Dr. Wheelo, can come forth once again. Then, these mysterious little alien beings (resembling a bit like the saibamen) started to attack Gohan. Piccolo comes, and mysteriously disappears. Later at Master Roshi's house, the same aliens come, which Master Roshi quickly defeats. While Dr. Kochin distracted him, the aliens got a hold of Bulma, forcing Master Roshi to yield. Later, three bio fighters do battle with Roshi, but quickly loses. Goku enters the scene, and defeats one of the bio fighters. Gohan and Krillin also enter, defeating all of them.



    When proceeding into the fortress in order to search for Bulma and Roshi, they encounter the master mind himself; Dr. Wheelo. He desires Goku's body in order to create a deadly combination of brawns and brains so he can control the world. He's already controlling Piccolo, who engages in battle with Goku. Gohan, failing to get through Piccolo's head, gets enraged, and destroys some of the fortress. Dr. Wheelo was forced to take action himself, fighting in the mechanical container he's been trapped in for years. Even with the combined strength of Piccolo, Goku, Gohan, Master Roshi, and Krillin, they were still no match for Dr. Wheelo (which makes me wonder why he wants Goku's body if he's already stronger than him in his mecha). Goku had to use the Spirit Bomb, which completely obliterates Dr. Wheelo and his brain.



    What I found pretty cool while I was watching this movie was that I've noticed quite a few scenes in here were in the opening theme sequence. I've always wondered why I've never seen some of those scenes before, but I guess it's a pretty cool concept only using the movie fights to create the opening theme. On topic, this movie was thankfully longer than the first movie. However, maybe it would have been better if they shortened it, because the ending was pretty dragged out. Though what I liked about the ending is that it didn't end really as predictable as expected. Well, in the end, Dr. Wheelo was finished off using a trademark technique, but before Goku was able to fire the spirit bomb, Wheelo unleashed a powerful attack against earth, disrupting Goku's gathering of the Spirit Bomb. However, it was still dragged out a little bit.



    The problem that many people have with Dragonball Z is the fact it's filled with hours upon hours of talking. We all know that's a result of the anime catching up with the manga, so the anime has to stall for the manga to go on further ahead. But guess what; the movies are filler, so you don't have to waste time on pointless talking. The best aspect of this movie is the pure fighting. Little talk, and a crapload of fighting. However, the fighting would have been better if they created a more inspirational antagonist. I mean, mad and powerful scientists just don't fit in the Dragonball Z realm. The fighting itself felt taken away because of this. Little do people realize that fights are also great for its background story on why the two fighters are fighting. This is the reason why Dragonball Z is praised by many, because it has excellent build up to develop the character, whom then face off with the main character. Dr. Wheelo had pretty poor build up, and his fight with the main cast didn't feel inspirational. Though some of the fights before the Dr. Wheelo one, specifically Master Roshi's, were pretty cool.



    The fights though are still top notch. People also like to rag on how Dragonball Z fights are repetitive, but you can't deny they're still great. The animation didn't seem like it improved significantly compared to Dead Zone, but the sounds department sure has. The outdated sounds and music are finally gone, so that's a plus. Though Goku's acting is still subpar, which is annoying. Overall, this movie, like all anime based movies, should only be watched by fans of those animes. Since people will always be expecting movie caliber quality when watching a movie, such as this one, don't be surprised if you find yourself disappointed.moreless
Teryl Rothery

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)

Dave Ward

Dave Ward

Bio-Men

Guest Star

Scott McNeil

Scott McNeil

Turtle

Guest Star

Alec Willows

Alec Willows

Misokatsun

Guest Star

Paul Dobson

Paul Dobson

Dr. Kochin

Recurring Role

Stephanie Nadolny

Stephanie Nadolny

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

Recurring Role

Laura Bailey

Laura Bailey

Kid Trunks (2001-)

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (7)

    • Misokatsun is similar to Buyon from the original Dragon Ball. Both enemies have fat, rubbery bodies that absorb the force of punches and kicks, and can deflect Ki attacks like the Kamehameha wave.

    • According to Bulma, Master Roshi was the Strongest Fighter 50 years ago. This would mean that he won the World Martial Arts Tournament as Master Roshi and not as Jackie Chun in the days of Ox-King and Grandpa Gohan.

    • The wish Oolong wants to make with the Dragon Balls in this movie is the exact same wish he made in the Dragon Ball anime (specifically the episode "A Wish to the Eternal Dragon"). However, Shenron will not grant the same wish more than once.

    • This movie marks the final post Dragon Ball scenario in which Goku uses his Power Pole during combat.

    • In the Ocean dub, Dr. Wheelo's name is pronounced Dr. "Willow" while in the FUNimation dub it is pronounced as Dr. "WHEE-LO" as it is spelled.

    • When Goku and Dr. Whillo beam-struggle and Goku's Kamehameha is overpowered, you see his shirt being blasted away, but in the very next scene when he pumps more power into his beam, his shirt is back. The next time we see him, he is bare-chested again.

    • The events of this movie clearly happen after the Vegeta Saga, as Gohan has already trained with Piccolo (he knows him and wears his clothes) and Goku has already trained with King Kai (he wears his emblem on the back of his clothes, and uses both the Kaio-ken and Spirit Bomb). Gohan also has a flashback that shows when Piccolo died saving his life. However, Piccolo is alive, which did not happen until the Frieza Saga, and Goku is back on Earth, which did not happen until the Trunks Saga. Therefore this movie takes place during the three years the Z Fighters are training to prepare for the Androids.

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