Evil Lives On (悪夢ふたたび!生きていた魔人ブウ, Akumu Futatabi! Ikite Ita Majin Bu) is the seventh episode of the Majin Buu Saga and the two hundred thirty-eighth overall episode in the original dubbed and the uncut Dragon Ball Z series. The episode first aired on August 31, 1994. Its original American air date was September 16, 2002.
After Vegeta blew himself and Majin Buu up, Piccolo checks out the battlefield while Krillin stays behind with Goten and Trunks and Vegeta's body turns into stone and is disintegrated. Vegeta's ki has completely vanished, meaning that he is indeed dead. Piccolo finally acknowledges the Saiyan Prince as a true friend and comrade, and silently thanks him for sacrificing himself to save everyone on Earth from Majin Buu.
Meanwhile, Bulma, Chi-Chi, Yamcha, Videl, Android 18, Marron search for Goku, Gohan, Piccolo, Krillin, Vegeta, Trunks and Goten. They can feel the impact of Vegeta's explosion. Bulma, who has been worried about her husband, immediately realizes something has happened to him. Supreme Kai, although badly beaten, begins searching for Gohan.
Piccolo finds a huge crater and what is left of Babidi lying in it, still alive. Though Babidi shamelessly demands that Piccolo help him, Piccolo prepares to finish him off when he notices some pink blobs moving into each other and is shocked to find out they merge into one, regenerating Majin Buu again, meaning Vegeta sacrificed himself in vain. Horrified, Piccolo rushes back to Krillin to tell him Majin Buu is still alive, and says that they must keep Goten and Trunks safe, as with Goku, Vegeta and Gohan apparently dead, they are now Earth's last hope. They fly to Kami's Lookout for safety.
Majin Buu finds Babidi, and Babidi orders him to heal him. The monster reluctantly does so, and together they begin looking for Piccolo and the boys.
Bruce Falconer tracks
- "Vegeta Knows His Son" - When Vegeta sacrifices himself.
- "Pikkon's Theme" - When Piccolo discovers the huge crater caused by Majin Vegeta's Final Explosion against Majin Buu.
- This is the second time where Vegeta dies as he is disintegrated in this episode. The first being "The End of Vegeta".
- Vegeta would later reappear in "The Old Kai's Weapon".
- This episode picked up where "Final Atonement" had left off.