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Namekian Fear (怯えるナメック星人, Obieru Namekku-seijin; lit. "The Frightened Namekians") is the two hundred fifty-second chapter of the Dragon Ball manga. The chapter's anime counterpart is the first half of the episode "Namek's Defense".
Krillin and Gohan look down from a cliff at a Namekian village where Frieza and his soldiers are attempting to claim the village's Namekian Dragon Ball. Moori, the village's elder, attempts to fool Frieza by speaking in the Namekian's native language, but Frieza already knows that Namekians are entirely capable of speaking English. Moori continuously denies knowing the Dragon Ball's whereabouts but Frieza tells how another village elder had already told him that every village has possession of a Dragon Ball. The elder told him only one deemed worthy by all seven elders would be allowed to claim the Dragon Balls. When that elder had refused to give up the Dragon Ball, Frieza had killed him but was still able to pinpoint the Dragon Ball of that village. Frieza then informs Moori and the other village Namekians that the other three Dragon Balls were easy to obtain as everyone was "happy" to oblige. Meanwhile, Vegeta hears of all of this via his scouter. Moori and the other villagers deny this, and accuse Frieza of having killed those villagers too. Frieza then says that they obliged quickly when he did "this", before ordering Zarbon to kill all the villagers besides Moori and the child Namekians, which he follows happily. Angered, Moori still refuses to cede his Dragon Ball to Frieza. Frieza threatens to kill the children too, which surprises Moori, who is sickened anyone would murder children. From atop the cliff, Gohan becomes extremely angered. Just then, however, three young Namekians fly into the village.