Is there a more powerful scene in this entire series?
I just felt this one hit harder because it was so unexpected. They weren't in any danger like they were on Namek, and up until that point, only Bora had died, excluding villains.
This scene was more powerful because it was the first time that one of the main characters died. Up until that point, death didn't seem like an actual possibility for the main characters.
>Shenron was killed
Dispair comes to our friends, when they realized that there is no hope for their dead friends anymore...
Yes, it was the highest point of despair in the entire series.
Everything after this didn't have the same impact. Even in the Saiyan saga you could already see they were going to Namek to find the other Dragon Balls.
This scene got me the most. I felt so sad and weird seeing Vegeta crying for the first time about how he lost everything and begging Goku to defeat him. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIevLY6FgyQ
I dunno, I want to say maybe the scene where Gohan ascends in the Cell Games, but at that point death was second nature in the series. Krillin's first death was the first death of a major character in all of dragon ball at the time, and I remember it as being a bit shocking compared to how relatively lighthearted it had been in the series prior to that.
>Gohan ascends in the Cell Games
Cell's death scene will always linger with me more
The timing of the shift in Faulconer's soundtrack, and Gohan slowly walking towards Cell with that expression of pure hate and anger.
Goku's first ascension is probably the only one that can beat it
He tried to seal Piccolo with the Mafuba wave, but missed since he forgot when his master did it, he had someone to hold the jar still.
Then he died because the skill kills you.
>but missed since he forgot when his master did it, he had someone to hold the jar still.
That's why it failed? I don't remember that, huh. It's been a long time since I read dragon ball though, wasn't Tien able to do the technique without dying? I know someone else was able to.
In the anime, he doesn't complete the technique because Piccolo destroys the jar.
In the manga, he never tries it.
Speaking of powerful scenes, Goku killing Drum is probably one of my favorite scenes in Dragonball.
Man, I loved that bloodlust Goku had.
>most powerful scene
>not the end of the Cell arc when everyone reflects on Goku's life while this plays
>implying it wasn't this
Don't listen to this guy. Either start with DB or read the manga. It's not 1999 anymore, skipping ahead in 2015 is stupid when the entire series is now widely available. You wouldn't start Jojo at part 3 right?