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"A musical instrument. Didn't see that one coming, Piccolo."
Piano after King Piccolo gave birth to Cymbal.

Mark of the Demon (よみがえれ孫悟空!!, Yomigaere Son Goku!!) is the third episode of the King Piccolo Saga and the one-hundred-fourth episode in the Dragon Ball series. The episode first aired on March 9, 1988.

Summary

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Tambourine holding the Fighter Profile of Krillin

Tambourine continues his killing rampage by killing Bacterian with his Shocker Flatline, and here it is revealed that Bacterian is homeless. Back on Pilaf's flying base, King Piccolo creates a third child who he names Cymbal to help him collect the Dragon Balls quicker. Piccolo's first son, Piano, reminds him that creating more eggs speeds up his aging process, though Piccolo disregards that, saying that once he obtains all the Dragon Balls, aging will no longer be an issue. Emperor Pilaf tries to bargain with Piccolo for a part of the world once Piccolo takes over as he owes his freedom to him, only to have Piccolo growl at him.

In the forest where Tambourine left Goku for dead last episode, Goku wakes up to a frog licking his nose, and finding himself starving, attempts to get some food. Hilarity ensues as a fruit tries to eat him instead and a kangaroo he intends to eat punches him a couple of times. Somewhere above, Tambourine flies on, looking at Man-Wolf's roster page.

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Goku found food

Back at the Kame House, Master Roshi and the gang tell Tien Shinhan and Chiaotzu about the Dragon Balls and think of a plan to defeat King Piccolo using the Dragon Balls instead of resurrecting Krillin immediately. Bulma offers to make a freezing capsule to preserve Krillin's body for the year it would take for the Dragon Balls to turn back to normal. On the television, they see a report on the recent deaths of martial artists, and connect the dots. Meanwhile, Master Roshi tells Bulma to get to work constructing another Dragon Radar as they don't know whether Goku is alive or not.

Somewhere else, as villagers are washing clothes and their kids play in a river, Man-Wolf's body floats down-river, bloody, with one of Tambourine's demon symbols impaled through him on a stick.

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Yajirobe appears

Goku almost lost hope in finding food, but suddenly he catches a whiff of something cooking and runs toward it, finding a huge fish cooking above a fire and decides to eat it. Regaining his energy, he renews his vows of revenge against Tambourine for killing Krillin and checks his radar to begin locating him. Turning it on, he sees that there is a Dragon Ball somewhere right in his vicinity and he assumes it is Tambourine. Just as he begins looking around, a boulder is thrown at him, though he dodges it. A stranger with a sword on his hip comes out, accusing Goku of stealing his food.

Major events

  • Tambourine murders Bacterian and Man-Wolf
  • Cymbal is born
  • Yajirobe is seen for the first time

Battles

  • Tambourine vs. Bacterian
  • Kangaroo vs. Goku
  • Tambourine vs. Man-Wolf (unseen)
  • Goku vs. Yajirobe

Techniques

Trivia

  • This episode marked the first time that Master Roshi (as himself) appeared wearing the black martial arts uniform of his alter-ego Jackie Chun.
  • In the manga and original dialogue, Goku calls for his Flying Nimbus but doesn't understand why it doesn't come until he remembers that Tambourine destroyed it. In the dub version, Goku yells out that he'll get Tambourine for killing Krillin.

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