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Arm Break
Games Arm Crash[1]
First Appearance
Manga Debut Volume 19, Chapter 217
Anime Debut DBZ024
Game Debut Dragon Ball Raging Blast
Type Physical Martial Arts Technique
Sub-Type Basic type
Class Offensive
Range Close range
Parent Lightning Aura
Energy Punch

The Arm Break is a Physical Martial Arts Technique used by Nappa with his Lightning Aura.


This is a powerful technique used by Nappa when fully releasing his ki. Augmenting his physical blows with his aura, the Saiyan rushes forward and cleanly slices off the arm of his opponent with physical force alone, causing great pain. He intended to use it to decapitate Tenshinhan, but the Earthling's tenacity denied him the chance.[2]


  • This technique has received various degrees of censorship in other media. Within the anime, Tenshinha's arm was snapped off, however, the blood was removed and the arm was only shown snapped off after the immediate blow, and not the moment of impact. Within the Raging Blast video games, due to limitations, the arm are not removed, but the victim can be seen to be in great pain.


  1. Dragon Ball XenoVerse
  2. Dragon Ball chapter 217, page 4
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