Buu's Reincarnation (オイラはウーブ!今10歳で元魔人!?, Oira wa Ubu! Ima Jussai de Moto Majin!?, lit. "I am Oob! Now 10 years old,the former Majin!?") is the third episode of the Peaceful World Saga and the two hundred ninetieth overall episode in the original dubbed and the uncut Dragon Ball Z series. The episode first aired on January 24, 1996. Its original American air date was April 4, 2003.
The draw for the World Martial Arts Tournament is being held. All 12 fighters have to draw a number. Trunks then asks Goten whether one of the fighters present was actually Buu's reincarnation, saying they all looked normal. However, Goten panickedly responds that all of them save for Otokoski were "normal" (as Otokoski proceeded to gush romantically in Goten's direction). Pan gets laughed at by her opponent, a large and strong looking man who calls himself Wild Tiger. Trunks ends up being flirted at by Otokosuki, to Trunks' discomfort. Nok, Vegeta's opponent, tries to insult Vegeta, but Vegeta knocks him unconscious, tells the officials that Nok had decided to forfeit the match, and thus proceeds to the next round. Although Bulla was amazed at her father, Vegeta's strength, Bulma was embarrassed about how Vegeta dealt with the situation, preferring that Vegeta at least wait until they actually fight.
Goku tells Mr. Buu to use his magic, because Goku wants to fight an unidentified fighter in the first round, while they are both full of energy. Goku says this guy is Uub, a skinny little boy who is afraid of all the strong men around him in the ring. Uub is very unsure of himself and it is revealed that the reason he signed in for the tournament is that he has to win prize money so he can buy food for the people in his village. Goku tells Vegeta that he told Kid Buu that he wanted to fight him another time, when they both could be at full strength, just before he killed him. Goku thinks that King Yemma must have heard this and granted Goku's wish. Also, Goku adds that Uub is Buu backwards, therefore Uub is most likely the reincarnation of Kid Buu. Luckily Uub is not a threat to the world, but just an innocent little boy from a far island, who has been given the enormous powers Kid Buu had. Piccolo and Dende overhear this with their immense hearing, and are shocked and surprised respectively.
Finally, the first round begins. Pan easily knocks Wild Tiger down and out of the ring: she joins Vegeta in the second round. The next round is Goku and Uub. Piccolo and Dende tell each other that this will be the true championship fight. Uub is very afraid and Goku thinks that he must make Uub angry to bring out all of his power. To make Uub angry, Goku tries to tease Uub, by insulting his mother and father. It seems to work. Goku kicks Uub, still frightened, almost out of the ring, but then Uub gets angry and lunges at Goku...
- Pan vs. Wild Tiger
- Goku vs. Uub
"Hey, do you think the amazing guy your dad was going on about is really one of these? They all seem.. kinda normal.
(Trunks glances at Otokosuki)
Not ALL of them..."
"I'm afraid that what mother said is true... Even though I'm the strongest one in my village, there may be some men in this world that are even stronger than me... All these men look so powerful..."
"Your mother's so fat, that cows moo at her!"
- This episode picks up where "Granddaughter Pan" had left off.
- The audience member that comments on Pan being in the World Martial Arts Tournament is wearing an earring resembling the Potara worn by the Kais.
- Uub makes his debut in this episode.
- The shoe is on the other foot regarding a member of Bulma's family having an encounter with a homosexual. In The Pirate Treasure from Dragon Ball, Bulma ended up flirting with General Blue, who due to his homosexuality was disturbed by her. In this episode, Trunks is flirted at by Otokosuki, a homosexual, with Trunks being disturbed.
|Peaceful World Saga|
|← Kid Buu Saga||Black Star Dragon Ball Saga →|
|He's Always Late · Granddaughter Pan · Buu's Reincarnation · Goku's Next Journey|
|A Happy Ending... And Then... · 10 Years After · Farewell, Dragon World!|
|Goodbye, Dragon World|