The Long Awaited Fight (待ってろ バビディ!!野望は許さない, Mattero Babidi!! Yabo wa Yurusanai) is the eleventh episode of the Babidi Saga and the two hundred thirtieth overall episode in the original dubbed and the uncut Dragon Ball Z series. The episode first aired on June 22, 1994. Its original American air date was October 31, 2001.
It starts out with Mr. Satan (Hercule) talking to the World Tournament Announcer of how they need to reschedule the Champion Belt ceremony, and thinking about if they should give money to Android 18 for being in 2nd place. Bulma becomes concerned about her husband.
Majin Vegeta and Goku are now seen and are staring at each other. Then Majin Vegeta starts the fight by rushing at Goku, and starts punching and finally lands one. He knees Goku, then kicks him to the ground. Majin Vegeta chases after him, but Goku goes the other direction, then they both kick at the same time and electricity flies. Majin Vegeta headbutts Goku, and Majin Vegeta is now in control as he repeatedly punches Goku in the stomach. Then Goku catches both of Majin Vegeta's fists and knees him twice in the head. He kicks Majin Vegeta into a mountain side, then Majin Vegeta gets angry and they both hover next to each other about an inch away from each other's faces. They power up, and then the battle continues. Majin Vegeta and Goku both land a punch in each other's faces at the exact time, Goku's fist into Majin Vegeta's face and Majin Vegeta's fist into Goku's face, but Majin Vegeta gets angry and starts punching Goku repeatedly in the stomach. Then, he continues burying his fist into Goku's stomach as he powers up. Goku is powerless and Majin Vegeta knees him in the stomach.
Gohan and the Supreme Kai go to next level of Babidi's spaceship and are challenged by many fighters resembling Pui Pui but they are very weak fighters. Gohan powers up and all 10 are defeated. They then continue down to the next level of the ship.
Goku is starting to get some punches in and Majin Vegeta is getting some too. Goku tries to punch Majin Vegeta, but Majin Vegeta appears behind him and throws an energy blast into Goku's stomach. They then have an energy battle, reminiscent of the one they had when they had met. The energy battle is then cut to a scene of Goten and Trunks talking.
- The next scene has Goku (with his outfit damaged) and hanging off a cliff, remarking the fact that Vegeta has been training for 7 years straight. Majin Vegeta then picks up Goku by the arm, and throws Goku into a mountain. He then creates Energy Rings that are placed on Goku's arms, legs, and neck, which are then embedded into the mountain, immobilizing him. Majin Vegeta begins taunting Goku, and using him as a punching bag at the same time. Then Majin Vegeta prepares to cut Goku into pieces, but suddenly Goku breaks free from the wall, and hits Majin Vegeta with the boulders attached to his cuffs. Then angered, he punches Majin Vegeta in the belly repeatedly and is thrown into a cave where Goku gets tricked and is put into a strangle hold by Majin Vegeta and then a Final Flash-Kamehameha struggle starts. They destroy the cave and continue their fight. Gohan and the Supreme Kai get to the bottom of the ship where the egg with Majin Buu in it is.
- Goku (Super Saiyan 2) vs. Majin Vegeta (Super Saiyan 2)
- Gohan vs. 10 Majin Grunts
Bruce Faulconer tracks
- "Goku Battles 19" - When Goku battles Majin Vegeta.
- "Hyperbolic Time Chamber (soundtrack 1)" - During a face off between SSJ2 Goku and Majin Vegeta during their battle.
- This episode picked up where "Vegeta's Pride" had left off.
- This battle between Goku and Vegeta begins exactly 200 episodes after their first fight (uncut version).
- The battle between Goku and Vegeta is slightly similar to Goten vs. Trunks in the 25th World Martial Arts Tournament. For example, Vegeta takes Goku and puts him in a stranglehold in the air just as Trunks did to Goten.
- In the Funimation dub remastered version, Nappa is still voiced by Christopher R. Sabat in the Vegeta's flashback rather than being redubbed with Phil Parsons.
- In the Funimation dub, Vegeta can be heard using the Galick Gun against Goku's Kamehameha during their brief battle in the cave; this was not present in the original Japanese version of the episode, and, in actuality, the pose he took for the technique was that of the Final Flash. Oddly enough, this same error occurs in Funimation's Dragon Ball Z Kai dub of the scene, despite their overall more-accurate dub.
- This episode's English credits mistakenly name Eric Vale as Trunks' voice actor instead of Laura Bailey. Eric Vale is Future Trunks' voice actor, not the child version of Trunks present in the episode.
- Despite the fact that Goku powered up to Super Saiyan 2 at the end of the previous episode, his hairstyle throughout most of this episode looks more like his regular Super Saiyan form's hair (most likely due to an animation error).
- This is also the first time Goku fights in his Super Saiyan 2 form.
|← World Tournament Saga||Majin Buu Saga →|
|The Wizard's Curse · King of the Demons · Vegeta Attacks · Next Up, Goku · Battle Supreme · Eighteen Unmasks · Pay to Win · Heart of a Villain · The Dark Prince Returns · Vegeta's Pride · The Long Awaited Fight · Magic Ball of Buu|
|Bobbidi the Warlock · The Evil Masters · The Descent · Stage One: Focus · Stage Two: Yakon · Yakon's Treat · Battle Royale · Mighty Mask Shows His Power! · We Have a Winner!! · A Wicked Soul Revealed · Goku vs. Vegeta · Vegeta's Pride · Two Battles to the Death · Countdown|
|Mark of the Warlock|