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Chapter 14

The Turtle Hermit's Kamehameha Wave!!

Author: 鳥山明 Akira Toriyama
Weekly Jump Issue: 1985 #14
Pages: 12
Color Pages: No
Tankoubon: 2
Kanzenban: 1


The Turtle Hermit surveys the situation, and then calls the Bull Demon King over. He lectures the Bull Demon King about killing people to protect his treasure. The Bull Demon King cries and says he was overcome by greed, and that he'll throw out his treasure so long as the fire is extinguished. The Turtle Hermit says he doesn't need to go that far, and then nudges Gokuu about their agreement. Gokuu, the Turtle Hermit, and Blooma all go aside, where the deal is explained to Blooma. Although she initially refuses, the Turtle Hermit brings up the Dragon Ball, so Blooma reluctantly agrees to let him poke her if he actually can extinguish the fire. They then pinky swear on it.

Finally ready to start, the Turtle Hermit takes off his shirt and shell, revealing his bony body. He needs a boost from Gokuu to get up onto a ledge, and then he begins. After a bit of bulking up, the Turtle Hermit suddenly turns into a huge mass of muscle. The Bull Demon King then realizes that the Almighty Fighting Master is going to use a "Kamehameha Wave." Yamcha has also heard of the Kamehameha Wave, and explains the mechanics to Puer: the latent energy in one's body is condensed, and then released all at once.

The Turtle Hermit positions his wrists together, and aims his palms at the flaming mountain while slowly chanting, "Ka... me... ha... me... ha...!!" A thick beam comes out of his hands and is launched directly toward the mountain. Gokuu, Blooma, Oolong, the Bull Demon King, Puer, Yamcha, and Chichi all look on in amazement. When it's done, the Turtle Hermit rests. The Bull Demon King points out that while the fire is now gone, so are the mountain and the castle. The Turtle Hermit nervously says he overdid it.


The events of this chapter are depicted in Dragon Ball 8. This episode first aired approximately 13 months after this chapter was first published. It contains almost no anime-original material.



The events of this chapter take place entirely at the foot of Mount Frypan.

This chapter takes place during Age 749, immediately after the events of the previous chapter.



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  2. "DB Story Index 01-22". Dragon Ball Landmark: Shounen-hen ~ Furiiza-hen. 2003. (p. 121)
  3. "Kamesennin no Kamehameha". Dragon Ball. Fuji TV. 16 Apr. 1986.
  4. "All Story Digest". Dragon Ball Daizenshuu. 1995. (vol 3, p. 209)
  5. Toriyama, Akira. Dragon Ball 30: Jaaku na Yokan. Japan: Shueisha, 1992.
  6. "Chronological Table of DB World". Dragon Ball Daizenshuu. 1996. (vol 7, p. 22-23)
  7. "Honoo no Naka no Uedingu Doresu". Dragon Ball. Fuji TV. 15 Mar. 1989.
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