04-11-2009, 10:29 PM
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DBZ Filler List
I saw someone post the Saiyan saga fillers, figured I'd post up the whole list off wiki. They're probably going to cut more than what is listed here, but it's impossible to list all the small moments.
- Opening scene of Dragon Ball Z up until the farmer with shotgun is shown.
- Gohan being lost in the woods with the sabretooth tiger up until the point Raditz confronts Piccolo in episode 1.
- The flashback scenes of Saiyans destroying planets and infant Goku being shown sent off to Earth while Raditz explained the Saiyajins ways to Goku.
- The Princess Snake and whole event about her capturing of Goku.
- Goku running on Snake Way and deciding to jump instead of run and misses his landing and almost gets dragged down to hell by shadowy hands.
- King Kai's story about Goku's Saiyan heritage with the Tuffles and the scouter/armor technology.
- King Kai's pet Gregory does not exist in manga (but it is one of the characters invented by Toriyama for anime). The whole event when Goku has to hit him with hammer is filler.
- Gohan meeting the orphans (Entire filler episode pretty much).
- Nappa and Vegeta's visit to Arlia.
- Tien, Chiaotzu, Krillin, and Yamcha going into the Pendulum room and fighting the Saiyans from the past.
- Goku training in the desert whilst not yet fully recovered from his injuries.
- The entire event of Bulma, Gohan and Krillin traveling towards planet Namek and ending up on a fake planet Namek. Entire event is 100% filler
Garlic Jr. Saga
- The fight between Ginyu Force members Recoome, Jeice, Burter and Guldo and King Kai's students Tien, Yamcha and Chiaotzu, is entirely filler.
- The flashback with Vegeta, Nappa and Raditz when they report to Frieza in which it is revealed that Vegeta knew about the destruction of the Saiyan home planet was courtesy of Frieza, and not because of an asteroid impact. Entire sequence is complete filler.
- Goku's transformation into a Super Saiyan. Like most transformations in the anime, they are dragged out by anime fillers. This transformation is one of the best examples. In the manga, it composed of only a few panels, but in the anime, it lasted for several minutes.
- The entire fight between Goku and Frieza is also packed with filler (the infamous 5 minutes that lasted approximately 10-15 episodes).
- Gohan returning to fight Frieza after Goku was knocked into a lava pit. In the manga, Goku emerges straight after getting knocked down, but in the anime, Gohan fights Frieza for a good while until Goku re-appears to take over.
- When Bulma had her body switched with Captain Ginyu.
- This entire saga doesn't appear in the manga and is thus 100% filler.
- The flashback with King Cold looking for Frieza's remains after the destruction of Planet Namek, and Frieza's reconstruction and becoming "Mecha Frieza". Entire sequence is complete filler.
- The dialogues between Future Trunks, Frieza and King Cold, as well as the fight, are slightly extended by anime filler, as well as Trunks' Super Saiyan transformation.
- After Trunks defeated Frieza and King Cold, they head for the location of Goku's upcoming return. Most of the wait for Goku is composed of filler.
- The flashback with after Goku defeated Frieza on Namek, he looks for a way to escape Namek, for example he tracks down Frieza's spaceship and attempts to leave with it, but instead leaves with one of the Ginyu Force Pods. This segment is mostly composed of filler.
- The footage of Goku trained with Gohan and Piccolo in preparation for the cyborgs' imminent arrival is completely filler. Same goes for Vegeta's training inside the gravity room. The manga only shows footage of them training in a couple of panels.
- Piccolo and Goku taking driving lessons, 100% filler event.
Perfect Cell Saga
- During the Goku vs. Android 19 fight, Master Roshi gives Maron (Krillin's girlfriend at the time), a lecture about Goku's history with Dr. Gero and the Red Ribbon Army. This entire event is anime filler.
- When the Z-fighters are attempting to find Dr. Gero's laboratory, Krillin runs into Dr.Gero and is subsequently beaten in a fight. Entire event is filler.
- During the cyborgs' trip to find Goku, they often stop underway to change their clothes, or other means of "having fun". Most of these sequences in the anime are filler.
- Cell's search for organic lifeforms is also largely composed of filler. For example, the sequence of Cell showing up at an airport, attempting to drain a mother and her daughter of their bio-mass, which is thwarted by Krillin.
- The Piccolo vs. Android 17 fight. Large portions of this fight in the anime are lengthened with anime filler.
Cell Games Saga
- Most of the anime footage of Vegeta and Trunks' training inside the Hyperbolic Time Chamber. In the manga, the only thing we see is the duo entering the room, no actual footage of their training. All training footage in the anime is thus filler.
- Gohan's transformation into a Super Saiyan.
- Some of the footage of Goku and Gohan's training on the Hyperbolic Time Chamber is also filler. For example, the sequence in which Goku is seen using the Kamehameha to destroy massive walls of ice towering up in front of him is filler.
- Large portions of Goku and Gohan's preparation for the Cell Games is composed of anime filler.
- Segments of the fight between Trunks and Cell composes of filler, mainly the segment where Trunks is still able to keep up with Cell and hit him, before he powers up too much. In the manga, Trunks isn't able to lay a finger on Cell.
Great Saiyaman Saga
- Certain segments of the fight between Goku and Perfect Cell are filler. For example, Cell attacking Goku with Frieza's homing "Kienzan" attack, as well as using Tien's multi-form technique.
- Goku's power up is also vastly extended in the anime by fillers.
- The fight between "Team Z" and the Cell Jr's is extended in the anime by fillers, for example Vegeta using the Final Flash.
- Cell using a double, massive Kienzan on Super Saiyan 2 Gohan.
- The fight between Super Saiyan 2 Gohan and Cell's Semi-Perfect Stage, after Cell expelled Android 18 back out. This entire sequence is filler. In the manga, Cell almost immediately decides to self destruct without fighting Gohan in that form.
- During the final beam struggle between Gohan and the rejuvenated Perfect Cell. In the anime, Piccolo, Yamcha, Tien, Krillin, and Vegeta repeatedly launch full scale attacks at Cell in an attempt to distract him. In the manga, Vegeta is the only one to attack, which led to Cell's defeat.
- The events surrounding Goku and his stay in the afterlife, as well as the entire Other World Tournament, is all filler.
Majin Buu Saga
- Large portions of the fight between Gohan and Dabura, such as the entire time Gohan fights in his base form, is filler.
- Large portions of the Goku vs. Majin Vegeta is also filler, for example the beam struggle.
- In the anime, Gohan spends several episodes attempting to free the Z-sword, but in the manga, only needs a few pages.
- Goku's Super Saiyan 3 demonstration on Kami's Lookout is filler.
- The fight between Gotenks and the fat version of Majin Buu completely filler. In the manga, it is referred to, but not shown.
- The fight between Goten, Trunks, and Mr. Popo is completely filler.
- Segments of the fight between Gohan and Majin Buu consist of filler. For example, right after Buu absorbs Gotenks and Piccolo, he and Gohan fight rather evenly. In the manga, Buu almost immediately gains the upperhand whilst in the anime, it takes him some time to establish his dominance.
- Super Saiyan 3 Goku's fight with Majin Buu is completely anime filler. In the manga, Buu charges at Goku but immediately reverts back to a lesser powerful state as the Gotenks fusion inside of him wears off. In the anime, Buu toys around with Goku a bit first before he reverts back.
- Goku and Vegeta's fight with Majin Buu after he just absorbed Gohan. In the anime, Vegeta first attempts to fight Buu on his own, and Goku reluctantly joins him. After they get beat around for a bit, Vegeta ultimately agrees to join bodies with Goku. In the manga, this fight does not take place.
- The fight between Vegito in his base form and Majin Buu. In the manga, Vegito immediately transforms into a Super Saiyan whilst in the anime, he first fights Buu in his normal state.
- Large portions of the fight between Super Vegito and Majin Buu is also anime filler. For example, Buu attempting to destroy Vegito's body from the inside, as well as him launching a second wave of kamikaze ghosts whilst in the manga he only uses this attack once, and also his massive barrier with which he attempts to destroy the entire timezone, is all anime filler.
- The segments that feature Dabura in the afterlife, joining Videl, Bulma and Chi-Chi on their search for Gohan, are all filler.
- Major portions of the action inside of Buu's head is also filler. Examples are Goku and Vegeta encountering the huge worms, as well as them fighting thought forms of Majin Buu in the shape of Gohan, Gotenks and Piccolo.