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Dragon Ball Chapter 17

"The Boss's Special Skill"
Kanji オヤブンの得意技
Rōmaji Oyabun no Tokui Waza
Viz Carrot Top
Chapter Info
Author(s) Akira Toriyama
Volume Volume 2
Previous Chapter 16
Next Chapter 18
Arc Hunt for the Dragon Balls Arc
Release
Japanese March 26, 1985
Anime Adaptation
Corresponding episode(s) DB009
Character debut(s)
Technique debut(s)
Tool debut(s)


"The Boss's Special Skill" (オヤブンの得意技, Oyabun no Tokui Waza; Viz "Carrot Top") is the seventeenth chapter of Part I of the Dragon Ball manga.

Summary

As the Dragon Team wonders why the citizens of the town are fleeing, the Rabbit Gang declares the defeat of Gokū and friends to be imminent as they inform them of their boss's arriving and his special ability to turn living creatures into carrots. As Oolong and Gokū debate about fleeing the town, the boss of the Rabbit Gang appears, and inquires of the whereabouts of those who showed defiance against the Rabbit Gang.

As the boss lambastes his subordinates for being embarrassed by Gokū, Yamcha recalls the boss's special ability, but not before the boss tricks Bulma into touching his hand, transforming the woman into a carrot. Before Gokū can damage the boss with his Nyoibō on Oolong's request, the boss blackmails Gokū by threatening to eat the transformed Bulma, which leads Oolong to flee the scene when Gokū asks for more solutions, much to the young boy's vexation. As the Rabbit Gang beats up Gokū, Yamcha orders Pu'ar to transform into a bird and steal the carrot, which distracts the boss long enough for Yamcha to knockout the Rabbit Gang and order Gokū to defeat the boss.

Pu'ar returns the carrot to Gokū, and Gokū threatens to kill the boss unless he transforms Bulma back from being a carrot. As Bulma wonders about what happened to her, Gokū informs her that Yamcha came to help them, much to Bulma's elation and wondering of his whereabouts. After Yamcha hides, Gokū uses his Nyoibō to send a tied-up Rabbit Gang to the Moon before informing Bulma of his actions, earning the praise of the residents of the town.

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