>Fate Altering Engine
DB came before Z but the English version of DB was written after Z so they thought they would make a joke about how no matter what happens Goku will live. This takes all the tension out of the manga now.
Its also an example of how inaccurate 'official' translations were back then (and still are). You literally don't know what the original Japanese author even wrote because the western team would change things arbitrarily. Donut meatball texas.