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Lesson Number One (父さんすげえや! 究極の必殺技·界王拳, To-san Sugee ya! Kyukyoku no Hissatsuwaza・Kaio-ken) is the twenty-ninth episode of the Vegeta Saga in the uncut Dragon Ball Z series. The episode first aired on December 6, 1989.


Lesson Number One - Kyoufu

Goku incapacitates Nappa

Though severely outclassed by Goku, Nappa stubbornly refuses to give up, and continues to attack Goku. Goku dodges Nappa's attacks with minimum effort, and manages to land several blows on his opponent, one for each of his fallen friends. Nappa almost loses control over his rage, but Vegeta angrily orders him to calm down or else he will have no chance of winning if blinded by rage. Nappa powers up to his maximum and fires a blast at Goku, who dodges into the air. Nappa gives chase and briefly engages Goku in battle, impressing the young Saiyan, but still unable to best him. As a last resort, Nappa fires a Break Cannon, but Goku easily counters it with a Kamehameha wave and cancels it out, leaving Nappa in shock. Just as Goku prepares to use the Kaio-ken to finish Nappa before things get out of hand, Vegeta furiously orders Nappa to forfeit.


Vegeta prepares to kill Nappa

Consumed by rage, Nappa goes for Krillin and Gohan out of spite. Goku gives chase but quickly realizes he will not reach Nappa in time. As a final resort, Goku uses the Kaio-ken Finish and incapacitates Nappa by breaking his back and throwing his limp body at Vegeta's feet. Though Krillin congratulates Goku for defeating Nappa, Goku tells him that the extreme strain from the Kaio-ken attack could have destroyed his body, which is why he took this long in using it to take Nappa out. Goku demands that Vegeta leave Earth and get Nappa medical help, but Vegeta refuses, and the final straw occurs when Nappa pathetically begs for help. Outraged, Vegeta takes Nappa's hand in his own, but throws him into the sky and fires a powerful blast which hits Nappa and obliterates him completely.

With Nappa finally defeated, Vegeta sets his sights on Goku, who orders Gohan and Krillin to return to Kame House.


  • Goku vs. Nappa


  • Goku's four hits against Nappa could be compared to the attacks Kenshiro landed on his adopted brother Jagi in Fist of the North Star. Goku lands hits for Yamcha, Piccolo, Chiaotzu and Tien Shinhan while Kenshiro lands ones for his deceased rival Shin, his fiance Yuria, two brothers he recently encountered and his own rage.


Vegeta Saga (Uncut Episodes)
The New Threat · Reunions · Unlikely Alliance · Piccolo's Plan · Gohan's Rage · No Time Like the Present · Day 1 · Gohan Goes Bananas! · The Strangest Robot · A New Friend · Terror on Arlia · Global Training · Goz and Mez · Princess Snake · Dueling Piccolos · Plight of the Children · Pendulum Room Peril · The End of Snake Way · Defying Gravity · Goku's Ancestors · Counting Down · The Darkest Day · Saibamen Attack! · The Power of Nappa · Sacrifice · Nappa's Rampage · Nimbus Speed · Goku's Arrival · Lesson Number One · Goku vs. Vegeta · Saiyan Sized Secret · Spirit Bomb Away! · Hero in the Shadows · Krillin's Offensive · Mercy
Saiyan Saga (Edited Episodes)
The Arrival of Raditz · The World's Strongest Team · Gohan's Hidden Powers · Goku's Unusual Journey · Gohan's Metamorphosis · Gohan Makes a Friend · Trouble on Arlia · Home for Infinite Losers · Princess Snake's Hospitality · Escape from Piccolo · Showdown in the Past · The End of Snake Way · A Fight Against Gravity... Catch Bubbles! · The Legend of the Saiyans · A Black Day for Planet Earth · The Battle Begins... Goku Where are You? · The Saibamen Strike · Nappa... the Invincible? · Tien Goes All Out!! · Time's Up! · The Return of Goku · Goku Strikes Back · Goku vs. Vegeta... A Saiyan Duel! · Vegeta... Saiyan Style! · Stop Vegeta Now! · The Battle Ends

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