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The Fallen (武道大会終了!そして...!!, Budo Taikai Shuryo! Soshite...!!) is the eighteenth episode of the Tien Shinhan Saga and the one hundred first episode in the Dragon Ball series. The episode first aired on February 17, 1988.



Goku headbutts Tien

Everyone looks up and finds Goku miles above the surface. Tien Shinhan jumps up and tells Goku that he never meant to hit him with the Tri-Beam Cannon. He just wanted to knock him out of bounds, and since there is no stage to land on and since Tien can fly, Goku seems to have no chance. With a reverse Kamehameha, Goku blasts himself into Tien.


Goku touches the ground before Tien

As they rapidly approach the surface, Goku is hit by a car, causing him to touch the ground slightly before Tien. The World Tournament Announcer declares Tien the winner, and the entire crowd rushes over to the landing site.

Later, Tien offers Goku half of his prize money, but Goku declines the offer. Tien apologizes to Yamcha for breaking his leg, then takes everyone out to dinner. Right before they eat, Goku realizes he left the Power Pole and the Four-Star Dragon Ball at the arena, so Krillin leaves to get them for him. While they are eating, Goku suddenly runs back to the arena and finds Krillin dead. The announcer said a monster stole the Dragon Ball and a list of names from the World Martial Arts Tournament.

Major events


  • Goku vs. Tien Shinhan
  • Krillin vs. Tambourine (off-screen)



  • This is the first episode to show a main character dead, in this case Krillin which is his first death.


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