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|"Piccolo Daimaō Descends!!"|
|Rōmaji||Pikkoro Daimaō Oritatsu!!|
|Literal English||Piccolo the Great Demon King Descends!!|
|Arc||Piccolo Daimaō Arc|
|Japanese||September 15, 1987|
|Corresponding episode(s)||DB108 & DB109|
"Piccolo Daimaō Descends!!" (ピッコロ大魔王降り立つ!!, Pikkoro Daimaō Oritatsu!!; Viz "Piccolo Descends!"; Literally meaning "Piccolo the Great Demon King Descends!!") is the one hundred forty-second chapter of Part I of the Dragon Ball manga.
Piccolo Daimaō declares his vengeance against his children's killer just before being aware of Pilaf's distress. The would-be conqueror points out that four signals popped up and are heading towards the same place they are. Deducing there are Dragon Ball hunters besides them, he asks what Piccolo wants to do.
Heading at a fast pace elsewhere, the Dragon Team heads towards another signal with Tenshinhan at the helm and Kame-Sennin as a passenger. With the latter thankful that Piccolo hasn't noticed them yet, the prior suggests Kuririn's killer could be in possession of the ball they're looking for. Saying they may have to fight Piccolo, Tenshinhan makes no secret of wanting to kill him on his own to which Kame-Sennin adamantly says only Shenron can do such a thing. When he mentions the Demon Sealing Wave, Kame-Sennin chastises him once more, saying that is a reckless strategy that shouldn't be used. Tenshinhan verbally agrees while inwardly believing the old man knows the secret of the technique himself.
Piccolo finally answers Pilaf, telling him that they'll never get his ball saying it is his. Allowing the Dragon Ball hunters to continue gathering the relics, he says it'll save them the trouble while he can collect on his vengeance with his spawns' slayer.
Gokū checks on his Dragon Radar, Yajirobe idly makes a deal that if he brings another monster for him to kill he'll trade him his Dragon Ball. Realizing that a new signal was right over their heads, Gokū sees Pilaf's airship, much to Yajirobe's surprise. Yajirobe and Gokū hear Mai's announcement to Piccolo that they've arrived only for Shū to point out she hit the outside speaker by mistake. Informing the Demon King properly they've arrived, Gokū realizes that Piccolo's come to pay them a visit. When Yajirobe realizes from what story Piccolo is mentioned, he rushes in a panic to hand Gokū his Dragon Ball before running to the hills.
When Pilaf spots the killer he recognizes him as the one who stole Dragon Balls from them to which Piccolo makes the assumption he killed both Cymbal and Tambourine. Saying that they've been bested by a rat, he infuriatedly descends with the notion he misplaced faith in their power. Landing before Gokū, he notices that he has the Dragon Ball and says he's strong to have killed his spawn. Gokū on the other hand declares he's responsible for killing his friend and taking the Dragon Ball to which he admits vaguely. As Yajirobe hides and notices it really is Piccolo Daimaō, Gokū attacks the Demon King head-on.