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Battle in the Sanctuary!! (聖地の大決戦!!, Seichi no Dai-Kessen!!; lit. "A Grand Showdown in the Holy Land!!") is the ninety-first chapter of the Dragon Ball manga. The chapter's anime counterpart is the episode "The Return of Goku".


The cover of the chapter shows Mercenary Tao and Goku, with the both of them in a fighting stance.


Mercenary Tao fires a Dondon Ray at Goku

Tao fires a Dondon Ray at Goku

Tao Pai-pai keeps bragging, and Goku tells him to quit yapping and come on. After a little more talking, Tao Pai-pai comes at Goku, but Goku blocks all of his attacks, and kicks Tao Pai-pai in the face. Tao Pai-pai comes at him again, but Goku jumps up, so Tao Pai-pai jumps in the air, too, and punches Goku towards the tower. Goku kicks off of it, and hits Tao Pai-pai with a punch of his own. Goku kicks off the ground, then kicks Tao Pai-pai headfirst into the ground. Tao Pai-pai comes back up, his clothes a bit tattered, and pulls off his shirt. He says he was going easy on him, and fires off a Dodonpa, but Goku stands to catch it this time. Goku gets pushed back a few yards, and other than his hands being a little sore, he is fine this time. Tao Pai-pai is in shock, and Goku says that his Kamehameha was ineffective last time, but now it’s Tao Pai-pai’s attack that does not work.

Goku breaks Mercenary Tao sword in half with his Power Pole

Goku breaks Tao's sword in half with his Power Pole

Upa’s happy with the situation, and Tao Pai-pai pulls a capsule from his pants. Out pops a sword and he starts swiping at Goku with it, who is just barely able to back out of the way. Tao Pai-pai slices through a tree that Goku’s hanging onto, and thinks it was great to use his sword. Upa hops off the cloud and runs into his teepee and throws Goku his Nyoi-Bō to even the score. Goku catches it mid-air, while avoiding Tao Pai-pai’s swipes, and lands on the ground. Tao Pai-pai comes at him, but one whack from the Nyoi-Bō is enough to cut the sword in half. Goku throws Nyoi-Bō aside and says he’ll defeat him with his bare hands.





Volume 8: Taopaipai & Master Karin
Taopaipai the Assassin · The Devastating Dodon-pa!!! · The Great Climb · Sage of the Karin Tower · A Drink of Water · Son Goku Strikes Back! · Battle in the Sanctuary!! · Taopaipai at the Brink · Goku's Charge · Attack from the Sky · The Fall of Commander Red · The Triumph!