DBZ Episode 144
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Piccolo's Folly is the fifth episode of the Imperfect Cell Saga and the one hundred forty-fourth overall episode in the uncut version Dragon Ball Z series. The original Japanese title is "Pikkoro Tsuukon no Dai Shippai! Celu ga Machi ni Hanatareta!" (ピッコロ痛恨の大失敗! セルが街に放たれた!). The episode first aired on June 17, 1992. It's original American air date was October 10, 2000.
Just then, Krillin and Future Trunks fly down to Piccolo and Cell’s battleground. Trying to escape the trio to absorb Android 17 and Android 18, Imperfect Cell powers up a Solar Flare attack, blinding Piccolo, Future Trunks, and Krillin. He then flies away, as Piccolo, Future Trunks and Krillin try to get back their blurred vision.
Meanwhile, Gohan, Yamcha, and the others aid Goku in his battle with the deadly heart virus. Goku, is looking better each minute, still lying asleep peacefully. Yamcha then talks about Goku beating the Androids when he is fully healed... until Chi-Chi decides to disapprove. Oolong first notices Chi-Chi's anger toward Yamcha trying to get Goku to fight the Androids so soon.
Imperfect Cell now has gotten away from Future Trunks, Piccolo and Krillin and decides to visit the nearest city for some lunch, but is side tracked by some football players in spiked shoulder pads. Imperfect Cell easily dispatches the Jocks and manages to suck up one of them for power. Then out of the blue, Imperfect Cell catches a Glimpse of Vegeta flying toward the extremely high power level. Imperfect Cell sucks up the remaining players of the team, then enters the city.
Back at the old battlefield, Piccolo is furious about letting Imperfect Cell escape, and powers up his Ki madly. Vegeta flies toward Piccolo and asks him, “What are you, Namek?” Piccolo then explains to Vegeta he has fused with Kami, the Guardian of the Earth, and is now a Super Namek. Vegeta is then jealous of Piccolo for having a more powerful Power Level than he, even as a Super Saiyan.
Ending this episode, Imperfect Cell has thought up a plan to kill the residents and suck up their energy to power himself up...
|Imperfect Cell Saga|
|Seized with Fear • The Reunion • Borrowed Powers • His Name is Cell • Piccolo's Folly • Laboratory Basement • Our Hero Awakes • Time Chamber • The Monster is Coming • He's Here • Up to Piccolo • Silent Warrior • Say Goodbye, 17|
|Brief summary||As the Android from the future tells Picco … As the Android from the future tells Piccolo his objective to absorb Androids 17 and 18 to obtain his "Perfect Form", Piccolo regenerates his arm. With his power restored and Krillin and Trunks by his side, Piccolo has a good chance against Cell, but the Android has more tricks up his sleeve. the Android has more tricks up his sleeve.|