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"Just think. With eternal youth I could master time itself. Why would I want to rule this planet for a lifetime, when I could rule it for all time."
King Piccolo revealing his intention to restore his youth for eternity.

Enter King Piccolo (クリリンの死恐ろしき陰謀!!, Kuririn no Shi Osoroshiki Inobo!!) is the first episode of the King Piccolo Saga and the one hundred second episode in the Dragon Ball series. The episode first aired on February 24, 1988.



Mutaito using the Evil Containment Wave against King Piccolo

Krillin has been found dead. As Goku sets out on a quest for revenge, his friends attempt to learn the identity of Krillin's killer. All clues lead to Master Roshi's past; an evil that could destroy the world. The story of King Piccolo is revealed by Master Roshi, who explains that King Piccolo once plunged the world into terror with his demon army, until Roshi's master, Master Mutaito, sealed him away in an Electric Rice Cooker using his Evil Containment Wave technique, which cost him his life.


The old King Piccolo

It is revealed that Emperor Pilaf and his gang found the box and freed King Piccolo, and told him of the Dragon Balls. King Piccolo now wants the roster of all the martial artists that participated in the last World Martial Arts Tournament, as well as the Dragon Balls to grant him a wish.


  • Launch is shown in her evil state with a single tear next to her eye. This proves that, even in her violent mode, she likes the group.
  • When everyone is rushing to catch up with Goku at the beginning of the episode, Master Roshi can clearly be seen without his sunglasses. However, once everyone arrives, the frame and one earpiece of the glasses can be seen from behind him.
  • In the Japanese version, this was the first episode to feature the 2nd and final opening, as well as the 3rd ending. Because clean versions no longer exist, FUNimation did not use these.
  • The 7th Shunsuke Kikuchi music package for the franchise starts here. The cues were designated "M5XX" codes.


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