The Return of Uub (悟空を返せ!!怒りの戦士ウーブ, Goku o kaese!! Ikari no senshi Ubu) is the seventeenth episode of the Baby Saga and the thirty-second overall episode of Dragon Ball GT. The episode first aired on January 8, 1997. Its original American air date was May 15, 2004.
After the small recap, Uub has arrived on the Tuffle Planet and had saved Pan from a Baby-infected Gohan and Videl and discovers that his mentor and friend, Goku has been killed by Baby Vegeta and the fighting between Baby Vegeta and Uub begins. Uub appears to have the upper hand as he lands hit after hit on Baby causing Gohan, Goten, and Trunks to intervene and stop the rampage.
In turn, Baby gets mad at them for interfering, and he blasts them revealing that the entire time he was just studying Uub's moves and that Uub is stronger than any of the Saiyans except Goku and himself. Pan also discovers that Gohan has been killed too and breaks down crying.
Over on the Sacred World of the Kais, Old Kai finally relents to allow Goku to go without finishing his training after Goku orders Old Kai to send him there, but there is a catch. Goku must first lower his pants and get his tail pulled out. Only with his tail restored can Goku gain additional power. Goku agrees, and Shusugoro turns into a pair of pliers so the tail can be pulled out.
Back on the Tuffle Planet the tides have turned. Uub is getting pounded by Baby, so Pan tries to intervene after realizing that she has now lost Goku, Gohan and Uub, only to get knocked away by Baby. Baby decides he had enough, so Mr. Satan asks Majin Buu to protect them. Majin Buu struggles with his feelings and rushes Pan and Mr. Satan far away from the battlefield. As he does, Baby Vegeta begins gathering energy from all of the Tuffles to form the Revenge Death Ball to destroy Uub in the same way he did to Goku. Majin Buu then returns to the scene and absorbs the attack meant to destroy Uub.
Seeing an energy cloud, Baby assumes he is dead, so he goes with Bulma to celebrate the free Tuffle Planet at a parade, but Uub has merely been encompassed by Majin Buu. Majin Buu reveals to Uub that the two of them are the same being, and it is time for them to rejoin. Majin Buu merges into Uub's skin, and Majuub is born.
At the parade, Majuub appears, so Baby decides to resume the fun, but he does not realize how powerful Majuub has become. On the Planet of the Kais, Goku's tail has begun to emerge, but it has a long way to go before it will be completed. Can Uub defeat Baby, or will Goku's training be sufficient to save the world? Find out on the next GT.
- This episode in the series marks Uub's second appearance.
- The flashback of Goku and Uub fighting on the Lookout and Uub bidding Goku farewell were taken from the scenes from "A Devastating Wish".
- This is the first appearance of Majuub.
- In the french and polish versions (via french dub), Uub comments that "Earth's kitchen really serves Buu good" http://www.cda.pl/video/21844106 before Buu fuses with him.
- In the Blue Water dub, Brendan Hunter replaces Scott Roberts for the voice of Uub onward.