Double Axe Handle is a physical attack used by many fighters.
The user cups their hands together and reels back, then slams their fists on the opponent. The Double Axe Handle is typically used after knocking the opponent into the air to smash them into the ground, inflicting further damage.
King Piccolo uses the technique during his two confrontations with Goku, hitting Goku both times.
Goku uses Double Axe Handles during several battles: against Jackie Chun, against Frieza, against Lord Slug, against Android 19, against Yakon, against Majin Vegeta, to deflect Innocent Buu's Kamehameha, against Kid Buu as part of his Meteor Impact attack, and later against Uub. Krillin uses a Double Axe Handle to smash Nappa, and later to smash Captain Ginyu in Goku's body.
The technique is used by Gohan in both his base and Great Ape forms. Great Ape Gohan tries to use a Double Axe Handle to hit Vegeta, but he misses and smashes a rock instead. Gohan later tries the attack against Frieza, but instead, it is Frieza who manages to hit Gohan. Later, Gohan uses a Double Axe Handle to remove Android 20 from Piccolo's back.
Vegeta uses the attack during his first battle against Goku, at Gizard Wasteland. He also uses it to kill a Namekian in Tsuno's village, and later against Recoome during their battle on Namek. Jeice tries to hit Goku with the technique, but Goku easily dodges. Vegeta again uses it as part of the Amazing Impact technique used against Ginyu in Goku's body, and later against Android 19. As Majin Vegeta, he uses the attack against Majin Buu while beating him before firing his Final Impact. Vegeta uses the technique again while inside Buu, to smash an illusion of Gotenks.
Future Android 17 tried to use this move against Future Gohan but missed, later, as part of their Non-Stop Violence, Future Android 18 Axe Handles Future Gohan to the ground.
Android 19 uses the attack as part of the Yahoo! technique he uses against Goku.
Piccolo uses the attack against Android 17 during their battle on the Tropical Islands.
Android 18 used this against Mighty Mask (Goten and Trunks disguised) during the World Martial Arts Tournament.
Super Buu (w/ Gotenks absorbed) uses the technique during his battle against Ultimate Gohan.
Shortly later, Super Vegito uses the attack against Super Buu.
In Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge, Salza uses the technique against Gohan when he and his comrades perform the Terrible Flash attack on the boy after the latter returned from Korin Tower with Senzu Beans for his father. Cooler uses this in his transformed state during his battle on Earth against Goku.
In Dragon Ball Z: Super Android 13!, Android 14 Double Axe Handles Future Trunks to the ground during their battle on the Glacier, and Super Android 13 later smashes Piccolo in the stomach using the same attack.
Video Game Appearances
The technique is used by several characters at the end of rush attacks in Dragon Ball Z: Super Saiya Densetsu, Dragon Ball: Tap Battle, and as their charged down strike in the Budokai Tenkaichi series and Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2. Also in the Budokai Tenkaichi series, it used by Great Apes as part of their grapple throw attack, as well as by Goku, Vegeta, Android 19, and Bojack as part of their Meteor Impact, Amazing Impact, Yahoo!, and Chaotic Tyrant techniques respectively. Krillin also uses the attack as part of the Warriors of Earth team attack in Supersonic Warriors 2.
In Dragon Ball: Xenoverse, it appears as a chargeable rush attack Super Skill under the name Sledgehammer. It is common Super Skill known to many fighters.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Dragon Ball: Xenoverse
- ↑ Dragon Ball Z episode 223, "Next Up, Goku"
- ↑ Dragon Ball Z episode 232, "Buu is Hatched"
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Dragon Ball Z episode 291, "Goku's Next Journey"
- ↑ Dragon Ball Z episode 35, "Mercy"
- ↑ Dragon Ball Z episode 131, "More Androids?!"
- ↑ Dragon Ball Z episode 51, "Vegeta Has a Ball"
- ↑ Dragon Ball Z episode 68, "Ginyu Assault"
- ↑ Dragon Ball Z episode 236, "The Warrior's Decision"
- ↑ Dragon Ball Z episode 274, "Mind Trap"
- ↑ Dragon Ball Z episode 17, "Pendulum Room Peril"
- ↑ Dragon Ball Z episode 177, "Goku vs. Cell"
- ↑ Dragon Ball Z episode 261, "Gotenks is Awesome!"
- ↑ Dragon Ball Z episode 266, "The Old Kai's Weapon"
- ↑ Dragon Ball Z episode 280, "Vegeta's Respect"
- ↑ Dragon Ball Z episode 281, "Minute of Desperation"
- ↑ Dragon Ball: Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!!, 2008
- ↑ Dragon Ball GT episode 59, "Super Saiyan 4 Vegeta"