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Nappa's Rampage (ひたすら待って3時間! 弾丸飛行の筋斗雲, Hitasura Matte San Jikan! Dangan Hiko no Kinto-Un) is the twenty-sixth episode of the Vegeta Saga in the uncut Dragon Ball Z series. The episode first aired on November 8, 1989.



Reporters chased by Nappa

Nappa chafes with boredom during the three-hour wait, and Vegeta tells that he wants to personally teach Goku a lesson for defying them and Raditz. Gohan is feeling guilty because of his own cowardliness and apologizes to Piccolo. Still upset, Piccolo turns right back and orders Gohan to go home. Gohan begins to do so, but Nappa's bullying prompts him to stay; Gohan angrily tells Nappa that he does not scare him anymore and he will not run away.


Nappa destroying ships

A news crew approaches to film the battle, but Nappa catches them and decides to take them out with Vegeta's permission. Nappa follows the crew's truck all the way to the news campsite, and obliterates everyone present, rendering those at Kame House unable to watch the fight any longer. At sea, Nappa spots the naval and air forces, and takes them out with little effort while enjoying himself greatly. Goku, meanwhile, finally arrives at the Check-In Station.


Goku catches Senzu Beans while flying near Korin Tower

Nappa flies around the Earth and blows up another city, killing countless people for mere pleasure until the three hours are finally up. Nappa rejoins Vegeta at the battlefield and removes his damaged Battle Armor. Piccolo makes a plan with Krillin and Gohan to grab Nappa's tail and render him powerless, as Goku did with Raditz.

Kami meets Goku at the Check-In Station and teleports him back to Earth, where he receives two Senzu Beans from Korin and speeds towards the battlefield on the Flying Nimbus to conserve energy.


  • Gohan, Krillin and Piccolo vs. Nappa


  • In Japanese dub when Gohan insults Nappa, instead of saying he smells (mentioned the other dubs) Gohan's goes more towards Nappa's mother "Your momma's belly-button sticks out!" insulting the Saiyan ever more so. This is also the first and last time, Nappa's mother or either of his parents were ever mentioned in the series.
    • In the Ocean dub however Nappa's mother was mentioned by Krillin in comedic sense after Goku defeated him.


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