DBZ Episode 180
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The Fight is Over is the fifteenth episode of the Cell Games Saga and the one hundred eightieth overall episode in the uncut version Dragon Ball Z series. The original Japanese title is "Shito ni Kecchaku!! Goku no Kosan Sengen!?" (死闘に決着!!悟空の降参宣言!?).The episode first aired on April 7, 1993. It's original American air date was December 5, 2000.
Yamcha and Tien think that Cell is dead and Goku won but Piccolo, Gohan, and Krillin are still worried. The reporter also thinks that he won, so does Goku himself. But they soon find out Perfect Cell can regenerate himself. Goku and Perfect Cell's energy levels become lower, but they still continue to fight. They are almost equal as both continue to fight. Then, Goku starts being overpowered by Perfect Cell. They stop to rest and both realize their energy is running out, but Goku's is running out faster. Goku admits there needs to be a new hero and forfeits the fight, thus shocking the Z-Fighters and Cell.
- Goku vs. Perfect Cell
- After Cell lets his barrier down, when we see a closeup of his face, one of the two Frieza-like patterns under his eyes is gone.
- Cell regenerates his top half in this episode. However, Piccolo later tells Goten and Trunks in the episode "Meal Time" that he [Piccolo] can regenerate as long as his head isn't damaged. In addition, in the English anime, in the episode, "Cell Returns!", Cell implies that his main cell (which survived his self-destruction) is inside his head. This was also explicitly stated in the Japanese anime and manga.