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Chapter 50

Gokuu's Biggest Predicament!!

Author: 鳥山明 Akira Toriyama
Weekly Jump Issue: 1985 #50
Pages: 14
Color Pages: No
Tankoubon: 5
Kanzenban: 4


The two competitors stare each other down as the sun begins to set. Yamcha and Kuririn believe Gokuu has this in the bag. Jackie considers the dangers of this certain technique, but doubts it could kill Gokuu. He then drops his fighting stance and states that Gokuu will lose. Gokuu questions this as Jackie begins to roll up his sleeves. He explains that only one person has ever forced him to this technique, and now Gokuu will be the second. The first person was Gokuu's grandfather, SON Gohan. Gokuu is shocked to hear that Jackie has fought Grandpa.

Jackie places his hands together, stands with his feet apart, and begins charging up. He then pulls his hands apart and points his palms toward Gokuu as they start to flash. Finally, he announces his International Surprise Palm. Electricity shoots from his hands, catching Gokuu in a large stream. The stream holds Gokuu mid-air, screaming in pain from the electric shock. Jackie yells to concede, but Gokuu instead sticks his tongue out. Yamcha and Kuririn also tell Gokuu to give in, and he reluctantly starts to agree. But before Gokuu can finish saying the words, he gets a strange look in his eyes. There is now a full moon in the sky, and thus Gokuu transforms into a Great Monkey again. Yamcha is scared, while Jackie and Kuririn are shocked.


The events of this chapter are depicted in Dragon Ball 27. This episode first aired approximately 9 months after this chapter was first published. Anime-original material includes Oolong groping Blooma, extensions to the International Surprise Palm and Great Monkey transformation scenes, and other minor additions and alterations.


There are also numerous other people, such as spectators.


The events of this chapter take place at the World's Best Martial Arts Fest grounds, at the Fighting Stage and the area surrounding it.

This chapter takes place during Age 750, shortly after the events of the previous chapter. Although it is still daylight at this point, the sun has started to set and the moon has appeared.



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  2. "DB Story Index 01-22". Dragon Ball Landmark: Shounen-hen ~ Furiiza-hen. 2003. (p. 123)
  3. "Gokuu · Saidai no Pinchi". Dragon Ball. Fuji TV. 27 Aug. 1986.
  4. "All Story Digest". Dragon Ball Daizenshuu. 1995. (vol 3, p. 211)
  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. 24-25)
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