|Rōmaji Title:||Chōkessen no Hibuta Kiru!!|
|Translated Title:||The Ultimate Battle Begins!|
|Release Date:||June 10, 1991|
|English Release:||May 2003|
|Corresponding Anime episode(s):||86|
|Previous:||Son Goku... Resurrected!!|
|Next:||The Death of Vegeta|
The Ultimate Battle Begins! (超決戦の火ブタ切る!!, Chōkessen no Hibuta Kiru!!) is the three hundred seventh chapter of the Dragon Ball manga. In the Viz release, it is the one hundred thirteenth chapter of Dragon Ball Z. This chapter's anime counterpart is the first half of the episode "The End of Vegeta."
Standing on top of Frieza's spaceship, Goku has detected that the battle is occurring close by. At the battle site, Frieza continues to mercilessly beat Vegeta. He throws the Saiyan into a rock formation with his tail, then complains that Vegeta is a boring opponent. Just as he is about to finish Vegeta off, Goku arrives, catching everyone's attention. Goku sees that Piccolo is there, and deduces that he was revived with the Dragon Balls. He says that he will take things from there, and Gohan and Krillin comment on his changed ki.
Goku tells Frieza to leave Vegeta alone, and Frieza feels as if he has seen Goku somewhere before. Vegeta calls Goku by his Saiyan name, and Frieza realizes that Goku is the son of Bardock. Vegeta wonders if Goku is now a Super Saiyan, and Frieza promises to kill Goku. He attacks with a kick but misses, and Goku kicks him in the face. Seemingly amused, Frieza fires five simultaneous Death Beams at Goku, who manages to deflect them all with one hand. Frieza is surprised, and Vegeta tells him that Goku is indeed a Super Saiyan. He claims that Frieza is done for, and that he is glad to have lived to see a Super Saiyan. Frieza, visibly perturbed, kills Vegeta with a Death Beam through the heart.