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Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods (ドラゴンボールＺ 神と神 ＢＡＴＴＬＥ ＯＦ ＧＯＤＳ Doragon Bôru Zetto Kami to Kami BATTLE OF GODS) is the fourteenth Dragon Ball Z anime film, and the first theatrical release in the Dragon Ball franchise since Dragon Ball: The Path to Power in 1996. It takes place between chapters 517 and 518 of the manga and is an official part of the Dragon Ball storyline.
Some time after the defeat of the evil Majin Buu, Goku and his friends are living their lives at peace on the Earth. However, faraway in the universe, Bills, The God of Destruction, was awaken from his long sleep by his attendant, Whis. Whis informs Bills that the galactic overlord Frieza was defeated by a Saiyan mostly known as Goku. After seeing some scenes in Goku and Frieza's battle, Bills, curious about the Super Saiyan, recalls the prophecy that the Oracle Fish told him 39 years earlier. That a mighty foe, the Super Saiyan God, would appear before him. The God of Destruction, with Whis, decides to find Goku.
Bills and Whis arrives on King Kai's planet, and challenges Goku to a spar. Despite King Kai's pleas for Goku not to fight Bills, Goku still insisted. The battle lasted for only a short while with Goku defeated by only two strikes, despite being in his Super Saiyan 3 form. Disappointed, Bills and Whis goes to Earth to seek the Saiyan Prince, Vegeta.
Bills arrives at Bulma's birthday party. Vegeta, aware of the God of Destruction's capabilities, casts his pride away and tries to put Bills into a good mood. Meanwhile, Pilaf, Mai, and Shu , who were turned into children by Shenlong, was discovered by Trunks and Goten trying to steal the Dragon Balls. Because of Trunks asking Mai to pretend to be his girlfriend, the three robbers were invited into the party. Mai's stolen Dragon Ball fell, and she tries to ward off the others by taking Trunks as hostage, but nobody was concerned. A drunked Gohan challenges Mai to shoot him; he snapped all the bullets with one finger, but one of them hits Videl's leg and an another hits Bills' forehed. Dende, while healing Videl, discovers that she's pregnant. Everyone celebrates with joy while Bills and Whis tries some food.
When Bills asks Good Buu for some pudding, Buu eats all the puddings instead. This pisses Bills and decides to destroy the Earth. Buu, Android 18, Tien Shinhan, and Piccolo tries to fight Bills, but was overwhelmed and knocked out quickly. Gohan and Gotenks tries to fight Bills, but was easily defeated as well.
When Bills slaps Bulma, this enraged Vegeta, who with his anger was able to surpass Goku's power and was able to seemingly harm Bills a bit. But Bills beats Vegeta easily as well. Suddenly, Goku appears, delaying Earth's destruction. They agreed to summon Shenlong to ask about the Super Saiyan God. Shenlong reveals that long ago, a Super Saiyan God appeared on Planet Vegeta to stop the Saiyan's evil, but was unsuccessful due to the form's time limit. To obtain the form of a Super Saiyan God, the power of six pure-hearted Saiyans is needed. Goku was able to transform to a Super Saiyan God with the help of Vegeta, Gohan, Goten, Trunks, and the unborn Pan.
Goku and Bills then begins to fight, traveling to different places in and under the Earth. As they emerged above the ground, Goku already lost his Super Saiyan God form and is only in his regular Super Saiyan form. Goku yet was still able to match Bills, having an intense battle in space right above the Earth. It seems that they were even until Bills uses his God of Destrcution Super Energy Sphere. Goku was forced to give up after stopping Bills' attack. Bills recognizes Goku as the second most powerful being he had ever fought, and that he was a unique being because he was able to absorb the Super Saiyan God's energy and god-like feeling, therefore his power wasn't so depleted after losing the God form. Bills also reveals that the strongest person he ever fought is Whis, his attendant and his martial arts teacher who is much stronger than him. When they went back to Earth, Bills spares the planet and leaves with Whis, bidding farewell to Goku and his friends. The Kais were very happy because Bills did not destroy a single planet, and Goku was able to befriend him. Goku and the others then went back to celebrating.
Back at their home planet, Bills tries some wasabi they brought from Earth. Bills goes on a rampage because of the wasabi, and Whis subdues him with a karate chop, ordering Bills to sleep for three years. At Earth, while Goku and his friends continued to celebrate Bulma's birthday party, Goku told Vegeta of how he reacted when Bills slapped Bulma. Vegeta counters Goku's statement, and discovers that Goku was actually watching their fight with Bills. Bulma then slapped Goku, and Vegeta ordered Bulma to slap him more with the laughs of everyone.
List of Characters
- Tien Shinhan
- Oracle Fish
- Emperor Pilaf
- Master Roshi
- Android 18
- Mr. Satan
- Mr. Buu
- Dr. Brief
- Old Kai
- Kibito Kai
- King Kai