Dragon Ball Z – Review of chapter 164 with the exclusive flashback of the shattered future of Trunks

We return with a new analysis of Dragon Ball Z! Today we will tackle the 164th episode of the series with a couple of impressive flashbacks.

We don’t miss our Sunday date! We are back with a new analysis of Dragon Ball Z in which we will dive into the 164th episode of the series. You remember?

And since we are talking about remembering, this chapter stands out for its high content of flashbacks. Despite being filled with Toei Animation With all of the law, it is interesting to see what they tell us in these events that occurred in the past… or would it be more correct to speak of the future?

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Don’t worry if you’re a bit lost, we’re here so you don’t miss a single detail of the series. Needless to say, we are immersed in the cell sagaand last Sunday we analyzed chapter 163 in which future trunks began to confront Cell, taking advantage of the fact that his father, Vegetahad lost consciousness.

Once krillin safe the prince of the saiyans, Trunks began to unleash his true power. And so begins the episode that concerns us today!

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As you can see just below, Future Trunks’ transformation is impressive, with a muscle mass that could rival even Broli. In fact, some confused this image in the 90s with that of the legendary Saiyan.

In any case, the most interesting thing about this chapter is its division into two clearly differentiated acts. On the one hand the flashbacks of Trunks, remembering his Dantesque future, and on the other hand the memories of Cell, with his birth and initial frustration.

Dragon Ball Z - Review of chapter 164 with the exclusive flashback of the shattered future of Trunks

Thus, we will first focus on the vision of Trunks, which could well be a small adaptation of the special TV episode called “A Different Future: Gohan and Trunks”. From the outset, everything is quite similar, since we are shown the fall of the Z-Fighters in the future.

And everything is told very explicitly, from Vegeta’s death to that of yajirobai. As you can see, the scenes are really raw.

Dragon Ball Z - Review of chapter 164 with the exclusive flashback of the shattered future of Trunks

And after the initial massacre, Trunks tells us what they suffered to try to defeat the androids 17 and 18without an iota of success. At that moment the color palette of the episode changes completely, providing a really gloomy atmosphere.

Once again, it is surprising to see the suffering of adult Gohan, Trunks’ mentor, in front of the androids, although we don’t see the dramatic outcome that we would see in the television special. We leave you with a small capture of Gohan and his coloring of him so special:

Dragon Ball Z - Review of chapter 164 with the exclusive flashback of the shattered future of Trunks

After this first exposure, the episode inserts the typical commercial banners so that Cell now takes over. It is at that moment when the bioandroid begins the narration of his flashback (as you can see, the direction and approach of the episode were taken care of to the maximum).

It is true that Trunks has a lot of anger inside, not in vain his future has been destroyed by Cell and the androids, but Cell also has his ambitions. Just below we have one of the first memories that the monster tells us, his birth…

Dragon Ball Z - Review of chapter 164 with the exclusive flashback of the shattered future of Trunks

To his misfortune, when he shed his skin and began to devastate the world, absorbing the energy of all human beings, he discovered that androids 17 and 18, necessary to achieve his perfect body, had been destroyed. And now that?

The rest is history, because although we are not told in the episode, we know that it was Trunks who killed the androids, and when he got into the time machine to travel to the past and communicate the good news to Goku and the others… Cell appeared from the shadows to annihilate him, steal his machine and travel to a past where he could absorb the androids!

Dragon Ball Z - Review of chapter 164 with the exclusive flashback of the shattered future of Trunks

Once the chapters of the past are closed, Trunks and Cell engage in a new fight without quarter where both receive heavy blows. Despite this, they don’t seem to suffer too much…

The drawing, as you can see in the screenshots we have made, is quite impressive in large bars of the chapter, although it is true that there may be some that are out of tune. This blow that Trunks receives at the hands of Cell is brutal.

Dragon Ball Z - Review of chapter 164 with the exclusive flashback of the shattered future of Trunks

However, the fight is far from over. Although Cell confesses that he can’t do anything with Trunks’ brute strength, he also tells him that he has no chance of defeating him.

This greatly shocks the young man from the future, because he thought he was in total advantage. What will be the ace that the bioandroid has up his sleeve? Will he win this fight to the death?

Dragon Ball Z - Review of chapter 164 with the exclusive flashback of the shattered future of Trunks

CURIOSITIES!

1- As we mentioned above, there is a moment in Trunks’ flashback in which we see a significant change in the color palette. We not only appreciate it in the settings, but also in the characters.

Without going any further, we have Trunks with hair… pink! Yes, pink, we leave you a capture below. And we have to admit that he doesn’t look bad at all.

Dragon Ball Z - Review of chapter 164 with the exclusive flashback of the shattered future of Trunks

2- Regarding Cell’s flashback, we are going to rescue an image in which we appreciate Goku’s names, PiccoloVegeta and frieza on the computer of dr gero. It is curious how they are shown in writing in the system.

Can anyone guess what the word we see in red just below means? Let’s see who gets it right!

Dragon Ball Z - Review of chapter 164 with the exclusive flashback of the shattered future of Trunks

And so we end today’s dragon ball analysis! What did you think of this memorable episode of Dragon Ball Z? More padding like this please!

We will return tomorrow, as always, in a new installment Z in Hobby Consoles. ¡Kai, Kai!

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