"This is gonna be a lot of fun for me."
"Set off a huge explosion under your enemy! Fly into the air to guard against the backdraft."
— Dragon Ball: Xenoverse in-game description
In Dragon Ball Z anime filler, Nappa uses this technique to wipe out all of King Moai's guards on Arlia. He later uses the Volcano Explosion to destroy East City as the first thing he does when he arrives on Earth with Vegeta in the Dragon Ball manga and Dragon Ball Z anime. Later that day, in the anime, Nappa uses the technique to destroy a city out of boredom during the three hours wait for Goku. However, in this case, the attack seems to invert gravity and leave the victims in suspended animation, or at least painfully being destroyed, before the attack destroys everything. A little later, he uses this technique against Goku, still in Dragon Ball Z anime filler.
During the Frieza Saga, Frieza somewhat references Nappa's use of this technique after performing his Death Storm technique by stating that it was nothing even Saiyans could do it (as both techniques are Exploding Waves).
Video Games Appearances
Nappa uses the technique in Dragon Ball Z: The Legend. It was named Volcano Explosion in the Budokai Tenkaichi series and Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z; the move has a chance of being used as a planet-destroying attack in Budokai Tenkaichi 2. It is named N.Slasher in Dragon Ball Z: Legendary Super Warriors, Break Storm or Giant Storm in the Budokai series and Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle, and Kngh! in Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans. In Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi it is called Volcanic Explosion and a Heavy type saiyan hero can learn it as a super move.
In Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden, Nappa uses a weaker version of the technique as part of his My Most Powerful Move Ever! Final Ultimate Combo. Nappa uses it to launch his into the air allowing him to finish them off with a powerful Break Cannon.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Dragon Ball Fusions, 2016
- ↑ Dragon Ball Xenoverse, 2015
- ↑ Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, 2016
- ↑ Dragon Ball Z episode 11, "Terror on Arlia"
- ↑ Dragon Ball Z episode 22, "The Darkest Day"
- ↑ Dragon Ball Z episode 26, "Nappa's Rampage"
- ↑ Dragon Ball GT episode 43, "The Resurrection of Cell and Frieza"