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Dragon Ball
(ドラゴンボール) is a Japanese action fantasy manga written and illustrated by Akira Toriyama. It tells the story of Son Goku and his adventures that often center around the mystical Dragon Balls that can grant any wish. It was serialized in the magazine Weekly Shonen Jump and was later compiled into 42 volumes. The English release split the manga into two series: Dragon Ball, consisting of the first 16 volumes, and Dragon Ball Z, consisting of the remaining 26.

Chapter 372 Edit

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During the Androids/Cell story arc, the bio-android Cell, seeking to absorb Androids 17 and 18 in order to reach his perfect form, pursues and confronts them. Cell first battles Android 17, easily overpowers him, and very nearly absorbs him. However, he is attacked by Android 17's comrade, Android 16.

In chapter 372, Android 16 continues to attack Cell, releasing a devastating energy blast that blows him into the ground. However, Cell survives this and emerges from the ground, sneaking up behind Android 17. Cell then opens up his tail, engulfs Android 17, and absorbs him into his body, allowing Cell to reach his second form.

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  • In the English release, this scenario occurs in chapter 178 of the Dragon Ball Z manga.
  • This scenario was adapted into episode 152 of the Dragon Ball Z anime and episode 75 of the Dragon Ball Z Kai anime

Chapter 381 Edit

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During the Androids/Cell story arc, after Cell has absorbed Android 17, he pursues Android 18, hoping to reach his perfect form. However, his efforts are halted by the human warrior Tenshinhan and the Saiyan warriors Vegeta and Trunks. However, after hearing of Cell's perfect form, Vegeta allows Cell to absorb Android 18.

In chapter 381, Cell manages to locate Android 18, but Trunks still intends to stop Cell. In response, Cell uses the Taiyo-ken technique to blind everyone around him. He then opens up his tail and engulfs and absorbs Android 18, finally reaching his perfect form.

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  • In the English release, this scenario occurs in chapter 187 of the Dragon Ball Z manga
  • This scenario was adapted into episode 159 of the Dragon Ball Z anime and episode 79 of the Dragon Ball Z Kai anime

Chapter 485 Edit

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  • Good Buu

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During the Majin Buu story arc, an ancient evil entity known as Majin Buu is awoken by the wizard Babidi and terrorizes Earth. Later in the arc, Majin Buu befriends the would-be hero Mr. Satan and adopts a puppy and resolves not to kill anymore. However, after two gunmen shoot the dog and Mr. Satan, Buu seethes with anger and splits into his good and evil halves.

In chapter 485, Majin Buu's evil half manifests into "Evil Buu". Evil Buu battles Good Buu and easily overpowers him. Good Buu uses his chocolate beam against Evil Buu, but Evil Buu blows the beam back at him, turning Good Buu into chocolate. Evil Buu then picks up the transformed Good Buu and eats him, absorbing him into his body. This results in Evil Buu transforming into "Super Buu".

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  • In the English release, this scenario occurs in chapter 291 of the Dragon Ball Z manga
  • This scenario was adapted into episode 255 of the Dragon Ball Z anime
  • This is the only instance in the Dragon Ball manga in which Majin Buu absorbs a being by turning them into food and eating them. All other times he turns people into food they are chewed up and digested.

Chapter 499 Edit

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During the Majin Buu story arc, Majin Buu fight Gotenks, the fusion of the half-saiyans Goten and Trunks, who is aided by the Namekian Piccolo. After Gotenks defuses due to the fusion time limit, the half-Saiyan Son Gohan arrives and battles Majin Buu and easily overpowers him.

In chapter 499, seeing that he cannot win, Majin Buu goads Goten and Trunks into fusing once again. Goten and Trunks agree and fuse back into Gotenks. However, unbeknownst to them, Majin Buu oozes two pieces of himself off his back. The two blobs move about and manage to sneak up on Gotenks and Piccolo. The two pieces of Buu expand and completely engulf them. Buu then flicks up his hand, causing the two blobs, now containing Gotenks and Piccolo, to fly back into his body. Gotenks and Piccolo are then absorbed into Buu's body and Buu changes into his Gotenks form, gaining Gotenks' power and appearance and Piccolo's intelligence.

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  • In the English release, this scenario occurs in chapter 305 of the Dragon Ball Z manga
  • This scenario was adapted into episode 265 of the Dragon Ball Z anime

Chapter 502 Edit

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During the Majin Buu story arc, Majin Buu battles Gohan after absorbing Gotenks and Piccolo and easily gains the upper-hand.

In chapter 502, seeing that Gohan cannot win, the Saiyan Son Goku is restored to life and returns to Earth, planning to fuse with Gohan so they can defeat Buu. However, before they can fuse, Buu's power-up wears off as Gotenks defuses inside of him and he changes to his Piccolo form. Goku then relents, claiming that there is no need to fuse as Gohan can defeat Buu now. However, a piece of Buu that had broken off previously sneaks up on Gohan and engulfs him. The blob containing Gohan flies into Buu's body and Gohan is absorbed. Buu then transforms into his Gohan form, gaining Gohan's power and appearance.

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  • In the English release, this scenario occurs in chapter 308 of the Dragon Ball Z manga
  • This scenario was adapted into episode 267 of the Dragon Ball Z anime

Chapter 505 Edit

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During the Majin Buu story arc, after Majin Buu has absorbed Gohan, the Saiyans Goku and Vegeta fuse to become Vegito. The fused warrior easily overpowers Buu, countering his every attack.

In chapter 505, Vegito continues to dominate Buu, even after being turned into candy. Buu turns Vegito back and, left with no other option, attempts to absorb him. However, this turns out to be Vegito's plan as he baits Buu into absorbing him so that he can enter Buu's body and rescue the others who have been absorbed. Buu falls for it and uses a piece of his body to envelop Vegito. Vegito puts up an energy shield to protect himself and he is sucked up into Buu's body.

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  • In the English release, this scenario occurs in chapter 311 of the Dragon Ball Z manga
  • This scenario was adapted into episode 272 of the Dragon Ball Z anime
  • This is the only instance in the Dragon Ball manga in which a character manages to resist being absorbed by Buu while also being shrunken down and sucked into his body

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