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Battle for the Future

BFTF
English titleBattle for the Future
Series
4 Star Dragon Ball Edit
SagaPiccolo Jr. Saga
Episode number143
Manga counterparts
  • The Fated Showdown!
  • Testing the Waters
  • Japanese airdateFebruary 1, 1989
    Previous episodeKami vs. Piccolo
    Next episodeSuper Kamehameha

    Battle for the Future (この世の運命を賭けて!, Kono Yo no Unmei o Kakete!) is the twenty-first episode of the Piccolo Jr. Saga and the one hundred forty-third episode in the Dragon Ball series. The episode first aired on February 1, 1989.

    Summary

    Shen&Son

    Hero with his son

    The human, named Hero, runs away from the ring and finds his son in the crowd. Roshi goes to talk to Goku. A thunderstorm rolls in. Piccolo swallows the bottle containing Kami, so that Goku can't open the bottle. Goku explains to Master Roshi, Tien Shinhan, Krillin, Chi-Chi, and Yamcha, that Junior is King Piccolo's last child, that Hero was actually, Kami in a human body, and about Kami and Piccolo splitting into two separate entities, good and evil.

    Piccolo 143

    Piccolo about to battle Goku

    Goku realizes that it is up to him to stop Piccolo now, as Kami said, he is the only one left. The sun comes out as their match begins. Their strength appears to be equal. Then Piccolo turns the tables with an explosion of energy attacks that leaves Goku in a crater in the stage, seemingly unconscious.

    Battles

    • Goku vs. Piccolo

    Trivia

    • Tien Shinhan demands to know who Junior is and what his connection to Goku is and why he has it in for Goku, and is surprised to learn that he is the reincarnation of King Piccolo, however, Goku already explained Junior's origins to Tien in "Changes".

    Gallery

    Piccolo Jr. Saga
    Lost and Found · Temple Above the Clouds · Earth's Guardian Emerges · Eternal Dragon Resurrected · Quicker Than Lightning · Secret of the Woods · The Time Room · Goku's Doll · Walking Their Own Ways · Hotter than Lava · Changes · Preliminary Peril · Battle of the Eight · Tien Shinhan vs. Mercenary Tao · Anonymous Proposal · The Mysterious Hero · Rematch · Goku Gains Speed · The Four Faces of Tien · Kami vs. Piccolo · Battle for the Future · Super Kamehameha · Junior No More · Goku's Trap · Goku Hangs On · The Victor · Dress in Flames · The Fire-Eater · Outrageous Octagon · Mystery of the Dark World · The End, The Beginning

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