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"YOU FOOL!"
— Goku while firing the attack

The Angry Kamehameha (怒りのかめはめ波) is a yellow, one-handed version of the Kamehameha wave used by Goku in his Super Saiyan form.

Overview

First, Goku draws his hand back to his upper side and charges a yellow energy sphere. Then, he shouts "YOU FOOL!" as he brings his hand forward and fires an emanating yellow energy wave at the opponent, inflicting a great amount of damage.

Goku uses this attack against Frieza in his 100% Power form. After Frieza is accidentally bisected by his own Death Saucer, he begs for mercy from Goku, who reluctantly shares some of his energy with the tyrant and flies away. Though, Frieza does not accept defeat and attempts to kill Goku with the Last Emperor technique, but a furious Goku yells "You fool!" and counterattacks with the Angry Kamehameha, overpowering Frieza's attack and seemingly destroying the tyrant. However, it is later revealed that Frieza survived but heavily injured and floating in the space.

In Dragon Ball GT, Super Saiyan 4 Goku used a similar move on Golden Great Ape Baby to shoot off his tail.

Appearances in games

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The blue Angry Kamehameha as seen in Budokai Tenkaichi 2

The Angry Kamehameha is named in the Budokai Tenkaichi series, where its color is changed to blue. It is one of Super Saiyan Goku's Blast 2 attacks in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 and Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team, and his Ultimate Blast in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3.

The attack also appears in the Raging Blast games and Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi, where its color was reverted to that of the anime.

In Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2, it is called Super Shot (超龍撃弾, Chōryūgekidan, lit. Super Dragon Attack Bullet).

"A Ki wave that can only be used once when your opponent is almost a goner!"
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Skill description

In Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 it appears as one of Goku's Ultimate Skills under the name Breaker Energy Wave (断絶のエネルギー波, Danzetsu no Enerugī Ha) which Goku can use in his Turtle Hermit Gi (Go) 4 skillset (which represents Goku during his battle with 100% Frieza).[1] Goku can use it in both his base form as well as his Super Saiyan Awoken Skill transformation. Goku performs the technique left handed like in the original manga and anime.

As part of the Super Pack 1 DLC, can be obtained by the Future Warrior (Xenoverse 2) as a reward in New Parallel Quest 101: "Seeking Fighters for Tournament!" or by purchasing it from the TP Medal Shop (open from Friday to Sunday) for 30 TP Medals.[2] As it does not use up Ki (it has no ki cost listed in its skill information either) when performed, it can only be used once per battle and only when the enemy has reached low health (though not mentioned in its description the skill remains unusable until the opponent has reached low health) which fits with its use by Goku during the climax of his battle with Frieza in his 100% Power form. As such, it is a hit-or-miss attack and functions like a reverse of Last Emperor (which activates when the user is at low health instead). Both Breaker Energy Wave and Last Emperor are unique in that they can only be used once during a battle, cost no ki to perform, and remain unusable until certain conditions are met.

Trivia

  • It's debatable that the Angry Kamehameha may not be in fact a variation of the Kamehameha, as it doesn't have usual features of a typical Kamehameha wave, but just a powerful energy wave technique, which is also implied by being named Breaker Energy Wave in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2.
  • Interestingly, while in the manga and anime the blast was fired from the left hand, it is right-handed in video games (with the exception being Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 and cutscenes in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai and Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit).
  • What Goku shouts before using the move varies in some games. In Raging Blast he shouts "Darn you!", in Raging Blast 2 he yells "I'm angry!", in Ultimate Tenkaichi he shouts "Why you..." and finally, in Xenoverse 2 he shouts "You idiot!".

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, 2016
  2. 2.0 2.1 Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, Super Pack 1 DLC