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Dragon Ball Minus
"Dragon Ball Minus: Castaway Child of Destiny"
Kanji DRAGONドラゴン BALLボール マイナス はなたれたうんめいども
Rōmaji Doragon Bōru Mainasu Hanatareta Unmei no Kodomo
Viz Dragon Ball Minus: Departure of the Fated Child
Chapter Info
Author(s) Akira Toriyama
Volume Jaco the Galactic Patrolman
Previous Chapter -1
Next Chapter 1
Release
English April 7, 2014[1]
Character debut(s)
Technique debut(s)
None in this chapter
Tool debut(s)
None in this chapter

"Dragon Ball Minus: Castaway Child of Destiny" (DRAGONドラゴン BALLボール マイナス はなたれたうんめいども, Doragon Bōru Mainasu Hanatareta Unmei no Kodomo; Viz "Dragon Ball Minus: Departure of the Fated Child"), more commonly known as Dragon Ball Minus, otherwise known as Chapter - or Chapter 0, is a one-shot chapter written by Akira Toriyama that chronologically precedes the first chapter of original Dragon Ball manga. It's released as a special bonus story of the tankōbon and kanzenban edition of Akira Toriyama's spin-off manga Jaco the Galactic Patrolman.

Summary

Bardock and an unnamed Saiyan are fighting on an unknown planet when they receive orders to return to planet Vegeta. While both men are reluctant, they comply with the order. They eventually return to planet Vegeta and discover that no one knows the reason for their sudden return home, however, one Saiyan notes that the legend of the "Super Saiyan" has been heard by Freeza and his men.

On his ship, Freeza discusses the legends of the Super Saiyan and the Super Saiyan God with his assistants. While they attempt to assure him that both are just some heroic legend, Freeza remains unconvinced and decides that he must destroy the planet and the entire Saiyan race along with it. He notes that it will take one month for the Saiyans to return to their homeworld and so he resolves to destroy the planet in one month's time.

Meanwhile, on another world, the Saiyan prince, Vegeta, and Bardock's oldest son, Raditz, discuss the order to return home. Vegeta commands that Raditz ignore the order and both Saiyans pretend as though they never heard it.

On planet Vegeta, Bardock returns home and greets his wife, Gine. Gine quickly assures her husband that Raditz is with Vegeta, hence why he hasn't yet returned to planet Vegeta. Bardock asks about Kakarrot—whom the couple have kept in an incubation pod for three years. Gine notes that Kakarrot is fine, but that she will take him out soon. After a long moment of contemplation, Bardock decides to steal an Attack Pod in the night and send Kakarrot away, fearing that Freeza intends to do something nefarious. That night, the Saiyan couple steals an Attack Pod and sets a crying Kakarrot inside. After saying their goodbyes (which includes Gine promising to retrieve Kakarrot should Freeza not destroy the planet), Bardock and Gine send Kakarrot to Earth, thinking that the planet is too insignificant to be a danger to the Saiyan child or warrant Freeza's attention.

Elsewhere, the Galactic King calls Jaco in for a special assignment. Jaco is sent by the king to pursue the infant Kakarrot and exterminate him, since Saiyans might be a threat to the Earthlings still developing on the planet. Jaco comments that he may destroy the humans if they prove unworthy, to which he is told to study them before he does so. Jaco then leaves for Earth.

Sometime later, Freeza destroys planet Vegeta and kills most of the surviving Saiyans. Meanwhile, Kakarrot is found by an elderly man named Son Gohan, who takes him in and raises him.

Trivia

References

  1. Dragon Ball Bonus Story to Run in Viz's Shonen Jump on Monday

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