"Son Gohan Dies?!"
Kanji 孫悟飯死す!?
Rōmaji Son Gohan Shisu!?
Viz Son Gohan's Last Stand
Chapter Info
Author(s) Akira Toriyama
Volume Volume 24
Previous Chapter 277
Next Chapter 279
Arc Freeza Arc
Japanese June 12, 1990
Anime Adaptation
Corresponding uncut Z episode(s) DBZ065
Corresponding Kai episode(s) DBK030
Character debut(s)
None in this chapter
Technique debut(s)
None in this chapter
Tool debut(s)
None in this chapter

"Son Gohan Dies?!" (孫悟飯死す!?, Son Gohan Shisu!?; Viz "Son Gohan's Last Stand") is the two hundred and seventy-eighth chapter of the Dragon Ball manga.


Freeza attempts to summon the dragon, but nothing happens. He then remembers the warning given to him by one of the Nameccian elders and realizes that the Dragon Balls must need a secret code known only to the Nameccians. Using his Scouter, Freeza locates three Nameccian power levels. Ginew resolves to accompany Freeza to deal with the Nameccians, but the emperor simply declines, stating he'd rather deal with them himself—leaving Ginew to guard the ship and the Dragon Balls.

Back on the battlefield, Reacoom launches a volley of ki blasts at Gohan—which the young boy barely dodges—before attacking him physically, causing him to collapse in exhaustion. Nevertheless, Gohan attempts to continue fighting, but Reacoom dodges his attempt and kicks him hard enough to break his neck. Nearby, Butta and Jheese comment that Gohan has no energy left. At that point, Reacoom resolves to kill all three of them and end the fight, but is interrupted when he spots a space ship landing in the distance. The ship is revealed to be Gokū's, with the Saiyan having finally arrived on Namek.