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"Both of their power levels have dropped tremendously. But Goku's is dropping much faster. If he doesn't act soon, Goku is going to lose."

The Fight is Over (死闘に決着!!悟空の降参宣言!?, Shito ni Kecchaku!! Goku no Kosan Sengen!?) is the fifteenth episode of the Cell Games Saga and the one hundred eightieth overall episode in the uncut Dragon Ball Z series. The episode first aired on April 7, 1993. Its original American air date was December 5, 2000.


Yamcha and Tien Shinhan think that Cell is dead and Goku won but Piccolo, Gohan, and Krillin are still worried. The reporter, Jimmy Firecracker, also thinks that he won, so does Goku himself. But they soon find out Perfect Cell can regenerate himself. Goku and Perfect Cell's energy levels become lower, but they still continue to fight.


Goku fires the Continuous Kamehameha at Cell

They are almost equal as both continue to fight. Then, Goku starts being overpowered by Perfect Cell. In a futile effort, Goku uses Continuous Kamehameha to stop Cell from attacking. Cell manages to block the blasts, but cannot let his guard down to escape, thus stuck where he is. In order to end Goku's attacks, Cell uses his Perfect Barrier to destroy a large chunk of the land, and almost kill Goku himself. They then stop to rest and both realize their energy is running out, but Goku's is running out faster. Goku admits there needs to be a new hero and forfeits the fight, thus shocking the Z Fighters and Cell.

Major Events

  • Goku gives up the fight.


  • Goku (Full-Power Super Saiyan) vs. Perfect Cell

Techniques used

  • Regeneration - Used by Cell to restore the upper-half of his body destroyed by Goku's Instant Kamehameha.
  • Continuous Kamehameha - Used by Goku in desperation after being knocked into a mountain.
  • Perfect Barrier - Used by Cell to protect himself from Goku's Continuous Kamehameha. Due to the perplexity and size of the barrier, this technique leaves Cell severely drained afterwards.

Bruce Faulconer tracks

  • "Goku's Spirit Bomb" - When Future Trunks tells Krillin to give Goku a Senzu Beam which Vegeta scolds for and says Goku would rather die fighting than win with one and then says it is painfully clear no one among the Z Fighters is stronger than him.
  • "Piccolo and 17 Talk" - When Super Saiyan Goku faces Perfect Cell.


  • After Cell lets his barrier down, when we see a closeup of his face, one of the two Frieza-like patterns under his eyes is gone.
  • Cell regenerates his top half in this episode. However, Piccolo later tells Goten and Trunks in the episode "Meal Time" that he [Piccolo] can regenerate as long as his head isn't damaged. In addition, in the English anime, in the episode, "Cell Returns", Cell implies that his main cell (which survived his self-destruction) is inside his head. This was also explicitly stated in the Japanese anime and manga. This contradiction was removed in Dragon Ball Z Kai, where Cell states that each cell in his body has a life of its own.