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The Strong Ones (激突!!強敵同志 Gekitotsu!! Kyoteki Doshi, lit. "Clash!! The Kindred Formidable Enemy") is the eighth episode of the Fortuneteller Baba Saga and the seventy-fifth episode in the Dragon Ball series. The episode first aired on August 19, 1987.



The Masked Fighter charging a Kamehameha against Goku

The last match in Fortuneteller Baba's tournament has begun, and it quickly proves to be a bout for the ages. The Masked fighter is an extremely powerful opponent, even by Goku's standards. The longer the fight rages on, the more worried Master Roshi becomes, recognizing further and further the familiarity of the Masked Man's style, posture and techniques. The two warriors exchange blow after blow, until Baba's fighter uses a Kamehameha attack to everyone's surprise. Roshi realizes that this could only be one man. Goku meanwhile, has been able to down his opponent using his own Kamehameha and his friends begin to celebrate prematurely.

Goku asks the warrior to give up, but the latter simply laughs and grabs his tail, his only weak spot, causing his energy to drain. Roshi says that no one other than them should know about Goku's tail being his vulnerability. Yamcha, likewise, notes that the Goku's opponent fights like he does and "knows everything about him", which Roshi confirms. Roshi states that he now knows who the man is, after seeing how he and Goku are "mirror images" of one another. Meanwhile, Goku seems to be in a world of trouble as his opponent has his tail and keep slamming him on the ground back and forth, again and again, while Upa and the others watch on anxiously. Bulma tells Roshi to help Goku, but the latter says that the battle must continue as is, because Goku's opponent is none other than Gohan, the deceased grandfather of Goku.


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