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No Refuge from Recoome

No Refuge from Recoome
English titleNo Refuge from Recoome
Z Ball
Episode number (position in saga)51 (51)
English airdateMay 16, 1998

No Refuge from Recoome is the twenty-fifth episode of the Namek Saga and the fifty-first episode of the original Saban dub for the Dragon Ball Z series. If The Tree of Might three-parter is counted then this episode is fifty-fourth overall in the Saban dub.



Vegeta powers up before facing Recoome

Vegeta starts to power up and is ready to face Recoome. His power levels are intense. He punches Recoome in the face and beats him like crazy. He then charges up and unleashes the Final Crash. Everybody thinks Recoome is defeated, but then they all see Recoome standing in the cloud of dust striking a pose.

Jeice is concerned about getting all the dust out of his hair. Burter complains that he does not have any hair. Captain Ginyu is on his way back to Frieza juggling the Namekian Dragon Balls. Frieza is waiting for Captain Ginyu making a plan of what to do after he wishes for immortality. Recoome is not playing around anymore and beats Vegeta all around the place. Vegeta manages to get some punches in, but they get blocked. Vegeta is thrown into the water. Vegeta flies out, after being underwater for a while, nailing Recoome in the stomach. Recoome picks Vegeta up and power bombs him from thousands of feet in the air, all the way to the ground. Recoome taunts Vegeta, only to be blasted in the face. Vegeta can barely stand up. Goku is still on his way, getting closer and closer every minute. Recoome fires his Flame of Fury. Gohan barely saves him while Krillin kicks Recoome in the back of the neck. Vegeta yells at Gohan for saving him because he did not want to be saved by someone weaker than him.


Vegeta punches Recoome (censored)

Recoome is now missing some teeth. Krillin is taken out with one kick to the face. Gohan decides to go one-on-one with Recoome. Gohan powers up and attacks head on, but ends up being thrown like a paper doll. Gohan has to dodge many fireballs. Gohan fires his Masenko only to be blocked. Jeice and Burter are surprised by Gohan’s power. Gohan gets beaten up more. Gohan manages to stand up and limps over to Recoome. He refuses to give up and tries to punch Recoome who dodges and fires a kick at Gohan, breaking Gohan's neck and spine, and leaving him to fall to the ground, eyes wide open, unblinking, and staring out into no where. Krillin becomes very upset because of what happened to Gohan. Because of Vegeta injured, Krillin's bones are completely broken, and Gohan on the brink of death, can no one stop the Ginyu Force?


"Well is that it Vegeta, no more surprise attacks? Then i guess it's best i turn out your lights and say good night."
— Recoome (to Vegeta)

"This freak is too much. I don't have anything left even to defend myself, let alone take him down. If only there was some way to summon up enough strength to defeat this overgrown Android."
— Vegeta (to himself)


  • Krillin makes reference to Dinosaurs being extinct, despite the fact they are shown to exist within the series.
  • On its initial 1998 airing the episode was titled The Relentless Recoome.