Dragon Ball Kai - Episode 34 Review

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Episode 34, "Surprise! Goku is Ginyu and Ginyu is Goku?!"

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Comments: Ginyu switches bodies with Goku and flies off with Jeece, leaving his injured body behind. Vegeta arrives at Freeza's ship first and kills the soldiers, then hides when Gohan and Kuririn arrive, waiting for them to activate the Dragon Balls. However, Kuririn can't summon the dragon. Ginyu and Jeece arrive and Kuririn is fooled into thinking Ginyu is Goku, but Gohan sees through the switch and warns him. Goku in Ginyu's body arrives and confirms the situation. He does figure, however, that since Ginyu isn't used to his body, he can't use his power well, and tells Gohan and Kuririn to attack him. Gohan is hesitant to join Kuririn in attacking Goku's body, but eventually does. Vegeta, meanwhile, fights Jeece, overpowering and killing him.

Comments:
I was thinking of doing a video review for this episode, but I think one was enough. My fake British accent isn't work well for me today. They can't all be gimmicky reviews, folks.

Anyway, an interesting topic of conversation is whether or not Ginyu is in his original body when we first saw him, or if it was a body he took over. Now, if he's been switching bodies off and on for a while, it's easy to assume that the Ginyu we first saw isn't the first body he's had. But when he switches body, his spirit looks just like his body just like Goku's like his. It can then be concluded that that was his original body. But perhaps that's just a flourish of the animated verison. I can't recall what the visuals were in the manga.

Vegeta has certainly gotten stronger, thanks to Goku giving him a senzu bean. Now he's easily able to outdo Jeece. Then again, it's not like he feared Jeece before, just the Ginyu Force as a whole, and probably just Rikuum specifically. But is Jeece as strong as Rikuum was? Well, they're both equally dead now.

Imagine if Goku had to live with Ginyu's body for the rest of his life. We see Gohan imagining it. Sounds like an alternate universe that needs exploring.

Overall Score:

3 out of 5