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Raditz English Dub Speed

Posted 04-06-2013 at 11:25 AM by Xiammes
Updated 05-03-2013 at 12:39 PM by Xiammes
Not a very serious calc, but I felt like doing this.

In the English dub of Dragonball Z, Raditz dodges Piccolo's Special Beam Canon which Piccolo declared Raditz to be faster then light. Now I am going to assume SBC is light speed.


goku = 175cm according to the DB wiki

37px^2 x 23px^2 = 43.57

Goku is 137.57 px tall

1.272079668532384cm = 1px

distance between Piccolo and Raditz

835px^2 x 22px^2 = 835.29.

10.62555 meters between piccolo and Raditz.

light = 299,792,458 m/s

It takes light 3.3 nano seconds to travel a meter, so the total time frame is 35.064315 nanoseconds.

From here I am going to measure the little pattern on Raditz sayian armor, the little lines. I am going to use Goku's height as a base since Raditz is taller.


Raditz = 541px, 175cm

3.091428571428571cm per pixel

pattern = 8 px, 24.73142857142857 cm

Now for the final part, I am going to remeasure the pattern, then find the distance Raditz moved. It looks like Piccolo was aiming for Raditz head considering how the SBC hit the top part of Raditz armor piece.


pattern = 25px, 0.9892571428571428 cm per pixel

Distance moved = 269px = 266.1101714285714 cm.

So 2.661101714285714 meters is the distance traveled and 35.064315 nanoseconds is the

1,000,000,000/35.064315 = 28519022.82990556

28519022.82990556 x 2.661101714285714 = 75,892,020.5424151 m/s

Final Speed.

Mach 223,211.8251247503 or 25.315% of the speed of light.

So even in the English Dub Raditz isn't even lightspeed in movements, only FTL reactions.
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Mach 223,211.8251247503 or 3.9502% of the speed of light.
This sounds like you've converted something wrong or put a decimal in the wrong place.
Posted 04-06-2013 at 07:43 PM by Nighty Nighty is offline
I don't remember exactly,

but doesn't Goku let go of his tail right after picollo fires it or something like that?
Posted 04-06-2013 at 08:26 PM by Hardcore Hardcore is offline
This sounds like you've converted something wrong or put a decimal in the wrong place.
Maybe, I'll look into a bit later.

Piccolo fired it twice, Goku is standing where Raditz was when piccolo fired it.
Posted 04-06-2013 at 09:55 PM by Xiammes Xiammes is online now
Found my problem, a simple math error, its 25.314853164990225% of the speed of light.
Posted 04-06-2013 at 10:29 PM by Xiammes Xiammes is online now
Makes sense. This would explain why Raditz didn't try to fly when Goku pinned him down: With Goku holding him down, Raditz couldn't muster the required speed to move away from the Beam Cannon.
Posted 04-07-2013 at 11:31 AM by dubledolix09 dubledolix09 is offline
You must be really bored
Posted 04-07-2013 at 04:04 PM by Endless Mike Endless Mike is offline
You must be really bored
I was at work, 3am just printing reports and started thinking about Dragon Ball and thought about Piccolo's FTL comment and I thought to myself "there's no way Raditz could be FTL wile dodging from that distance". So yeah it was a product of boredom.
Posted 04-07-2013 at 04:58 PM by Xiammes Xiammes is online now
Oddly enough I have had similar ideas for various wastes of time.
Posted 04-07-2013 at 05:05 PM by Endless Mike Endless Mike is offline
That was a translation error anyway. Even in the Funimation dub it says nothing about the beam being light speed.
Posted 04-08-2013 at 09:34 AM by Nevermind Nevermind is offline
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