Dragon Ball Chapter 145

"Muten Rōshi's Resolve"
Kanji 武天老師の決心
Rōmaji Mutenrōshi no Kesshin
Viz The Muten-Rōshi's Decision
Chapter Info
Author(s) Akira Toriyama
Volume Volume 13
Previous Chapter 144
Next Chapter 146
Arc Piccolo Daimaō Arc
Japanese October 6, 1987
Anime Adaptation
Corresponding episode(s) DB110
Character debut(s)
None in this chapter
Technique debut(s)
None in this chapter
Tool debut(s)
None in this chapter

"Muten Rōshi's Resolve" (武天老師の決心, Mutenrōshi no Kesshin; Viz "The Muten-Rōshi's Decision") is the one hundred forty-fifth chapter of Part I of the Dragon Ball manga.


Piccolo and the Dragon Team are approaching each other, both looking for the Dragon Balls possessed by the other. Muten Rōshi knows that they have no chance against Piccolo unless they can claim his Dragon Balls. Gokū and Yajirobe are on the move as well, and Yajirobe reveals Piccolo's past to Gokū, including that a martial arts master stopped Piccolo in the distant past. Gokū in turn explains the legend of the Dragon Balls to Yajirobe, and how they can be used to summon Shenron for a single wish.

The Dragon Team land and hide their Dragon Balls underground, so Piccolo can't find them. Muten Rōsho orders Chaozu and Tenshinhan to hide behind the rock formation while he tries to find Piccolo's Dragon Balls. Ordering the group to hide, Piccolo arrives. The Great Demon King clues into their trap, however, and realizes they are after his Dragon Balls. Thus, he consumes them, forcing Muten Rōshi to come out of hiding, as they can no longer get the Dragon Balls without killing Piccolo. Telling Tenshinhan he wouldn't die, as he drunk the Elixir of Immortality, Muten Rōshi moves to combat Piccolo, but Tenshinhan protests. Knocking him out, Muten Rōshi hides Tenshinhan, stating he doesn't want Tenshinhan to die at Piccolo's hands.

Muten Rōshi calls out to Piccolo, who descends. Rōshi informs Piccolo of where the Dragon Balls are, and tells him that, to get to the Dragon Balls, Piccolo will have to kill him. While Piccolo finds the statement humorous, Rōshi grins confidently.

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