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"Do you think he noticed the camera?"
Shu unto Pilaf

The Flying Fortress – Vanished! (消えた!?空とぶ要塞 Kieta!? Sora Tobu Yousai, lit. "It Vanished!? The Flying Fortress in the Sky") is the thirty-second episode of Dragon Ball and the fourth episode of the Red Ribbon Army Saga.



Goku theorizing the invaders were the Red Ribbon Army

The Red Ribbon Army now starts pursuing Pilaf's Flying Fortress. When they go through the clouds, they lose the fortress. Colonel Silver gets out of the clouds, but still can not see Emperor Pilaf. He sees some light and goes into the clouds yet still cannot see him. Emperor Pilaf sneaks up on him and shoots missiles, which hit the airplane.

At the Fire Mountain village, Goku and Chi-Chi beat some Red Ribbon army men and save Ox-King. Afterwards, Goku says goodbye to Chi-Chi, much to her dismay (since she sees Goku does not know what a wedding was when he thought it was a food).

Pilaf hands the ball to Silver

Pilaf surrenders and gives the ball to Silver

Emperor Pilaf, puts his ship in the sand in the desert. He catches a few soldiers and Goku. The Red Ribbon Army, finds Pilaf, shoots the ship from the outside. Goku makes it outside and hangs on to the ship. The Red Ribbon Army destroys the ship, an Goku is caught in the explosion and falls off the ship in mid-air. Emperor Pilaf and his henchmen survive using their parachutes, however, they are in the clutches of Colonel Silver. Having no other choice, Emperor Pilaf gives Colonel Silver the Dragon Ball.


  • Emperor Pilaf vs. Red Ribbon Army
  • Goku and Chi-Chi vs. Red Ribbon Soldiers


Character Name Original Japanese FUNimation
Goku Masako Nozawa Stephanie Nadolny
Colonel Silver Banjō Ginga Christopher R. Sabat
Emperor Pilaf Shigeru Chiba Chuck Huber
Mai Eiko Yamada Julie Franklin
Shu Tesshō Genda Chris Cason
Ox-King Daisuke Gōri Kyle Hebert
Chi-Chi Mayumi Shō Laura Bailey
Master Roshi Kōhei Miyauchi Mike McFarland
Krillin Mayumi Tanaka Laurie Steele
Launch Mami Koyama Unknown
Narrator Jōji Yanami Brice Armstrong


  • This episode is filler.
  • The jet that almost hits Goku and Chi-Chi on the nimbus was cut off in the Toonami Version as it refers the 9/11 attacks.


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