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This article is about the episode. For the individual characters, see Goz and Mez.

Goz and Mez (手を出すな! エンマ様の秘密の果実, Te o Dasu na! Enma-sama no Himitsu no Kudamono) is the thirteenth episode of the Vegeta Saga in the uncut Dragon Ball Z series. The episode first aired on July 26, 1989. Its original American air date was November 1, 1996.



Goz and Mez deciding who faces Goku first

Still asleep on the cleaning truck, Goku falls into the very heart of Hell, where he awakens on impact. He finds a well-tended tree growing there and tries to snack on its fruit, unaware that it is the exclusive property of King Yemma. He is knocked out before he can touch any by Goz and Mez, two heavily-muscled guardian demons, and strikes a bargain with them: if he can outperform them at one game of their choice each, they will put him back on Snake Way.


Gohan running

Meanwhile, Gohan is shown playfully dodging the Sabertooth Tiger as he gathers berries and nuts. He speedily dodges and jumps away from the beast, eventually tiring it out to the point of exhaustion. After which Gohan takes off again as he prompts the big cat to keep on chasing after him.

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Goku in Hell

Goku manages to beat Goz at a sumo match, and defeats Mez in a game of tag that ranges all over Hell. Good to their word, they try to put him back on the Road using a seesaw, but Goku keeps smacking his head on the invisible one-way barrier between Heaven and Hell. Lacking any other way to keep their side of the deal, they show him the secret route back to Snake Way, but it lets out inside King Yemma's desk drawer. Now Goku has to travel the entire length of Snake Way from the beginning again.


The Dragon Ball GT episode, "The Game After Life" had a similar plot where Goku struggles in Hell is very similar to what he did while he was in Sugoroku Space.