Dragon Ball Multiverse: The Novelization
Written by Loïc Solaris
Adapted by Kakarotto Ka Power Level Kya Hai? & Team
Rediscover the story of DBM, loaded with more detail. This novelization is verified as canon by Salagir, who also included additions of his own. These have not been seen in the manga, and are therefore a true annex to the comic!Part 0 :0Part 1 :12345Part 2 :678910Part 3 :1112131415Part 4 :1617181920Part 5 :2122232425Part 6 :2627282930Part 7 :3132333435Part 8 :3637383940Part 9 :4142434445Part 10 :4647484950Part 11 :5152535455Part 12 :5657585960Part 13 :6162636465Part 14 :6667686970Part 15 :7172737475Part 16 :7677787980Part 17 :8182838485Part 18 :8687888990
PART TWO: LOTS OF OLD FOES HERE!
Translated by MikeysBoner(certified god) and Kakarotto Ka Power Level Kya Hai?
The presenter's voice rang out once more into the audience. "Let the battle begin!"
Just as the presenter finished his sentence Nappa instantly charged at the Namek. The latter had already been in combat position, which enabled him to parry the first blow of the Saiyan warrior with his left forearm. The Namekian blocked the Saiyan's next two blows before attempting to counter with an uppercut, which failed when the bald colossus jumped backwards sharply.
Taking up a stable position, the Namek exhaled. His opponent quickly continued his assault, delivering a horizontal kick that the Namek parried with his elbow. The parry threw Nappa off balance, and Cargot hoped to benefit from the opening.
Cargot had advanced forward to return a blow, but was taken aback by the speed with which his opponent had recovered his balance. Nappa attacked yet again with flying fists. The Namek, who was nearly overwhelmed by his opponent, began to move backwards under the onslaught of violent blows from his opponent.
"You know," Nappa said quietly, not out of breath, "I killed all of your kind in my universe."
Cargot did not respond, though Nappa would have liked him to. The Saiyan wanted to destabilize him mentally, but Cargot was not fooled. He kept his composure as to continue parrying the blows of his opponent.
"That's none of my concern," he managed to say between two attacks.
In the stands, the audience did not know exactly who to cheer for. In general, they cheered for both fighters for putting on a great performance. Among Universe 10, the Nameks wished good luck to their comrade, while those of Universe 13 hoped the fight would end quickly instead of Nappa just playing around.
"This Nappa is much stronger than the one we knew," noticed Gohan of Universe 18.
"True," added his father, "but it's also apparent that he's aged considerably. His movements are fast enough, but they're a bit...stiff..."
"This Namek is also very strong," specified Piccolo, who watched the match very closely (after all, he had been killed by Nappa). "He is a warrior like Nail and myself. His strength doesn't seem that far from Nappa's... But..."
"Oooh!" said one of the presenters. "The warrior from Universe 13 takes the lead! His increasingly powerful blows are connecting with Cargot! Oh, Nappa just give Cargot a serious blow to the face!"
Spitting blood, Cargot began to seriously lose momentum and hardly attacked at all. He had no time to find an opening... "There!" he thought to himself when he finally noticed one.
Unfortunately for Cargot, Nappa had left this opening on purpose to fool his opponent, and landed a huge punch to the stomach of the Namek. Cargot stepped back, gasping. His eyes met those of his sneaky opponent just before Nappa landed a powerful kick that propelled him several meters away. Nappa looked at the lifeless body of his opponent and let out a small sigh... The Namek did not move.
"Took him long enough," growled Vegeta of Universe 13.
"And thirty seconds! Nappa is declared the winner!" said the host with an enthusiastic voice.
"Hahaha, that was nothing!" Nappa said before returning to his space. Two Nameks came to the ring to bring Cargot back to his space.
"Well," said the presenter, "it was a good fight, however quick it was! Without delay let us announce the second fight of the first round... Frieza of Universe 8 against Jeice of Universe 8!"
Jeece was stunned and exchanged a shocked look with his friend Butta. A drop of sweat ran down the forehead of the white haired, red skinned man as he wondered aloud. "We can fight even though we're from the same universe?"
He did not say that for himself. He was awaiting a response from the organizers confirming that it was a mistake.
"Fights are randomly chosen among all fighters," the presenter said into the microphone in order to clarify this point for everyone.
Frieza, who stood before Jeece and Butta, turned slightly to meet the gaze of his henchmen. The cruel leer of the galactic tyrant gave the courage of reason to Jeece. Clearing his face, he faltered. "Er... I forfeit."
He was booed by the spectators, who saw that the second fight had already ended. This time, they began to be disappointed. The presenter wasted no time to declare Frieza the winner by forfeit, and to announce the next fight: Son Goku of Universe 18 against Mahissu of Universe 10.
"Already? That was lucky!" said the Saiyan from Earth. "Let's go!"
As he flew toward the ring, he heard encouragement from Goten. On the other side of the world arena, his "primitive" Saiyan opponent was already waiting for him.
"That's not even a warm up..." Vegeta criticized.
"Vegeta, maybe they're stronger than people think," said Gohan, trying to convince him that the fight could be interesting, "maybe they hide their power like we do."
"Do you honestly believe that?" Vegeta responded.
"Well... No... But..."
"I've been around these types for a long time. Hiding one's power is a rare talent..."
"Both fighters are in the ring!" informed the host with a loud voice. "Let the fight begin!"
"You're a Saiyan?" asked Goku, slowly putting himself into position.
"I'm not talking to a renegade with no tail," replied his opponent, who remained upright and immobile.
"Not very friendly... But how did he guess I was a Saiyan? My hair? Or maybe he heard me talking to my father? Well... No need to use full strength... But he isn't human, either... Maybe a little strength!"
At the speed of light, Goku, smiling, threw his fist forward with force. Facing him, Mahissu barely had time to open his eyes before he felt a great force drive into his stomach which lifted him off of his feet and threw him back violently. Mahissu ricochet on the ground several times before coming to a stop, a trickle of drool at the corner of his mouth.
Surprised, Goku approached him and crouched alongside him. His opponent did not get up. "Are you okay?"
"S... Son Goku of Universe 18 wins!" stammered the presenter, incredulously.
The referees and organizers moved with slight discomfort. They had not expected three fights to end so quickly! The audience questioned what had happened. Some noticed that it was a type of air pressure, but began to grumble that they didn't get a good fight yet again.
In the Universe 19 space, one of the fighters had plainly seen what had happened thanks to the helmet on his head. The advanced technology had included information and slowed images. The only thing he managed to say at the time was "Powerful...!"
Back in the ring, Goku had gone idle, arms crossed. He had a feeling of déjà vu, but he could not put his finger on it. Two Namekian organizers brought Mahissu back to his space, dropping him gently on the ground. The Nameks and Saiyans of Universe 10, after witnessing the fights they had been in, began to wonder what they were doing at such a tournament. Vegeta of Universe 13 did not miss this opporitunity to belittle, calling them pathetic and low leveled.
"I forfeit." said one of the Universe 10 Nameks, before being joined by others.
"Hmph, cowards!" insulted the King Vegeta of Universe 10.
While Goku returned to his space, still trying to figure out his déjà vu moment, he saw Goten approach him with a thumbs-up. Behind him, Pan ran towards her grandfather, arms outstretched to take her in his arms. Uub congratulated his sensei on the win. Goku finally snapped his fingers and exclaimed. "Chichi!"
"What?" Uub asked, not understanding the sudden jubilation of his sensei.
As Goku began to explain his deja vu, the four Saiyans from Universe 13 approached their space...
The group from Universe 18 watched as these Saiyans approached them. It was the smallest of the group who spoke, arms crossed with an arrogant smile on his face. Vegeta of Universe 18 had felt a sense of déjà vu himself.
Finding this universe to be more interesting than Universe 10, Vegeta approached the group of Saiyans as his counterpart began to explain who they were. "We are the Super Saiyans, and I am the future winner of this tournament," he said, poiting a thumb at himself.
While almost everyone of Universe 18 gathered before the Saiyans, Vegeta continued. "Disregarding your ridiculous clothes, I’d say you're the closest group to us, as you have Kakarotto with you... But... a Namek?! I guess you had a weird time fighting Frieza on Planet Namek, right?"
"Interesting," thought Vegeta of Universe 18. His counterpart had already given him a lot of information. In this universe he faced Frieza... But...
"Obviously we diverged before that," analyzed Piccolo, who had sought a quick scenario to explain the presence of Nappa, Raditz, and especially Goku. "Your Kakarotto was not sent to Earth as a baby, was he?"
While Goku was two feet from his counterpart, with only the low wall of his space separating them, Kakarotto replied proudly. "I was sent to Earth. I killed all of the humans and the others picked me up twenty years later. Together we went to Namek to find the Dragon Balls."
"He killed... All of the humans!" Goku repeated, shocked by his counterpart.
"And surely Kami-sama also," Piccolo said, guessing as to why Kakarotto had knowledge of the Dragon Balls.
"On Namek we fought and destroyed Frieza... I discovered the secret of the Super Saiyan there! What about you?" Vegeta of Universe 13 asked.
"To put it simply..." Goku began, ready to tell their story... From the very beginning!
"We were better," Vegeta of Universe 18 cut in.
He turned, ultimately more interested in this group. He guessed clearly how this group had survived for so long... But before leaving the conversation, he allowed himself one last remark. "Funny... While your Kakarotto killed all of the Earthlings, I killed Nappa on Earth."
"Impossible... You and I never went to Earth, only Raditz went there!" Replied Nappa, who was just as shocked as Goku before him.
While the small psychological battle was balanced by Universe 18 Vegeta, Piccolo hastened to add. "And I killed Raditz when he came to Earth. And inadvertently, our Kakarotto also..."
"Hehehe," Goku grinned, remembering his sacrifice.
"You killed me... How could you, vermin!" Raditz yelled after a slight moment of hesitation. To learn that he was killed, even in another universe, was not at all pleasing.
"Calm down, Raditz," ordered his chief. "We are not here to fight against them outside of the ring..."
A silence fell. Everyone was trying to discern the behavior of the other universe. Trunks and Goten felt a slight tension. Nothing serious, but it was a bit chilling, especially the Prince Vegeta... Trunks tried to change the subject. "These primitive Saiyans will be damn disappointed with their results."
Universe 13 Vegeta showed a sadistic smile again. "The funny thing will be Frieza. I look forward to killing him again."
"I think it would be a pleasure for many of the universes," Gohan intervened.
"Hey, I'll be the first to confront him in the second round," Nappa pointed out.
Gohan was attentive. "You think you can beat him?" He asked, interested.
"Of course!" Vegeta replied, annoyed. "What did you think, kid?"
"I don't know... In my universe, Frieza killed you, Vegeta."
"And in mine it was I who killed him!" replied Universe 13 Vegeta. "Was your Frieza stronger than ours? Or was I just weaker?"
Gohan did not know what to say... Using Universe 8 as a comparison, it would appear that Frieza is the same in every universe. How could this Vegeta have been stronger than the Universe 18 Vegeta if he had not faced Goku on Earth to recieve his near-death Zenkai power boost?
"Don't tire yourself," said Universe 13 Vegeta, who saw the perplexed look on Gohan's face. "I have another, simpler question: if Frieza killed me, who killed him?"
"I defeated him," replied Goku, finally joining the conversation.
"Ah! That's me!" Kakarotto repeated in front of him, rather proud and shot a small, mocking grin at his chief Vegeta... Who returned a look that said to stop the taunting, which Kakarotto did at once.
"I also transformed into a Super Saiyan against Frieza," Goku said.
"What got you so angry?" asked Vegeta, curious.
"Frieza killed his best friend, Kulilin," Goten cut in, who felt proud to tell his father's story. "He nearly killed Piccolo, too, but Piccolo isn't that weak now! He could crush Frieza easily!"
"Um, Kulilin..." Kakarotto reflected, folding his arms. "He was a bald dwarf, right? And Piccolo was, like, the Namek over there?"
"Yes," Goten simply said.
"Well, these two were on Earth and... Heh heh... I killed them both. Shocked?"
With these words, Kakarotto had hoped to take advantage of the psychological battle... But it was in vain. Gohan and Goten looked at each other. They had already realized that Kulilin and Piccolo were long since dead in Universe 13, making the mental attack ineffective. However, the two brothers had the same idea.
"You want to be shocked?" Gohan laughed with the same smile as Kakarotto.
"You will be shocked." Goten said finally, taking the same position.
"You are my father!" they shouted, both pointing a finger at Kakarotto, who was shocked and cringed, even opening his eyes a little.
Vegeta, Nappa, and Raditz all laughed hysterically. No doubt they could hear from afar, especially Nappa.
"Who would have thought Kakarotto could be a father?" Vegeta of Universe 13 said between laughs. "Imagine it, Kakarotto, you, a papa-hen! Haha!"
Bra, who had heard her alternate-universe father, advanced between Gohan and Goten. She looked at her brother before quickly saying, "You'd better hold your tongue too, Prince," emphasizing last part with as much malice and sarcasm as she could put into a single word.
"Yeah," said Trunks, "you're ultimately no better than him because..."
"You are our father!" the two siblings said in the same fashion as Gohan and Goten, pointing a finger each at Vegeta, who had stopped laughing immediately.
Vegeta did not know how to react to that. Counter-attack to stop their cackling, or just look at his children from another universe... And finally, he began to think that if the four of them did not have offspring, it would be the end of the Saiyan race in their universe...
The presenter's voice sounded again. "Sorry for the wait, ladies and gentlemen! Universe 10 had the most participants, and every Namek save for one just forfeited. We had to remove them from the roster, but we can finally continue!"
"Kakarotto, come, we're returning to our space," said Vegeta, who had already began to leave, followed closely by Nappa and Raditz.
"Okay," said Kakarotto, who turned to his Universe 18 counterpart. "I wonder which of us is the strongest... I'd love to fight against you. Much more than these losers!"
"We now call to the ring #17 of Universe 14 and I'K'L of Universe 15!"
"Ah, someone we don't know!" Goku exclaimed, trying to imagine the surprises of this I'K'L, "An interesting battle!"