Dragon Ball Chapter 73

"General Blue's Miscalculation"
Kanji ブルー将軍の誤算
Rōmaji Burū Shōgun no Gosan
Viz The Wrong Turtle to Mess With
Chapter Info
Author(s) Akira Toriyama
Volume Volume 7
Previous Chapter 72
Next Chapter 74
Arc Red Ribbon Army Arc
Japanese May 2, 1986
Anime Adaptation
Corresponding episode(s) DB049
Character debut(s)
None in this chapter
Technique debut(s)
None in this chapter
Tool debut(s)
None in this chapter

"General Blue's Miscalculation" (ブルー将軍の誤算, Burū Shōgun no Gosan; Viz "The Wrong Turtle to Mess With") is the seventy-third chapter of Part I of the Dragon Ball manga.


As the Red Ribbon Army surrounds Kame-Sennin's island, the turtle hermit is accused of being the scientist behind the creation of the Dragon Radar. While one of the soldiers draws Lunch outside, the Red Ribbon Army attempts to force Kame-Sennin to reveal the location of the Dragon Balls. The turtle hermit then responds by retaliating, and dominates the members of the Army. However, Lunch is restrained and has a gun pointed to her head, forcing Kame-Sennin to cease any retaliation.

Subsequently, Umigame manages to get Lunch to sneeze, causing her to change to her aggressive side and overpower her oppressor. Whilst Kame-Sennin orders the remaining Red Ribbon Army soldier to retreat and take his defeated allies off his island, the submarine of the Dragon Team consisting of Gokū, Bulma and Kulilin are being chased by General Blue's submarine.

While Kulilin and Bulma try to escape, Gokū refuses to back down and resolves to stand his ground. Before Blue's men decide to try and ambush Gokū, Blue urges them not to attack unprepared, acknowledging the fact that Gokū was able to take out two of the Army's squads by himself, and that the group that was sent to get the Dragon Balls was bested by Kame-Sennin and Lunch. The general then decides to attack the Dragon Team alone.