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The disclaimer as seen in Season 1.

A disclaimer is generally any statement intended to specify or delimit the scope of rights and obligations that may be exercised and enforced by parties in a legally recognized relationship. It is used a way of avoiding copyright claims and to acknowledge the original source.

In DragonBall Z Abridged Edit

In every episode, Team Four Star puts a disclaimer stating that DragonBall Z Abridged is a (non-profit) fan based parody, while acknowledging DragonBall, DragonBall Z, and DragonBall GT are all owned by Funamation, Toei Animation, Fuji TV and Akira Toriyama. They end it by asking the viewers to support the official release.

In Episode 57, they changed the disclaimer to this:

"The Following is a fan-based PARODY.

DragonBall, DragonBall Z, DragonBall GT, and DragonBall Super are all owned by Funimation, Toei Animation, Shueisha, and Akira Toriyama.

Please support the official release."

Characters Reading Edit

Starting with episode 17, a character will read the disclaimer. The joke is that the character dies either in the episode they read the disclaimer, or foreshadows their death. It can also be read from a featured character.

Gallery Edit

Trivia Edit

  • While the characters read the disclaimer since episode 17, KaiserNeko still reads the disclaimer for movies or specials.
  • Bulma, Turtle, Yajirobe, Chi-Chi, Korin, Oolong, Dr. Briefs, Baby Trunks, Gohan, Future Trunks, Mr. Satan, and Jimmy Firecraker are the only characters so far to read the disclaimer and not die.
  • Vegeta, Dende, Super Kami Guru, Krillin, Yamcha, Piccolo, Master Roshi, and Goku are the only ones to read the disclaimer and have been revived by the DragonBalls.
    • Krillin and Master Roshi are the only ones that died and came back from the original DragonBall series.
    • Super Kami Guru is the only person to die permanently after being revived from the DragonBalls.
  • Freeza (if one counts the three parts in episode 30) has the honor of reading the disclaimer the most at 4 times.
    • Vegeta holds the second best at 3 times.
    • So far, Vegeta, Freeza, Bulma, Yamcha, Cell, Chi-Chi, Goku, and Gohan are the only people who have read the disclaimer at least twice.
    • Vegeta, Freeza, and Yamcha are the only ones to read it consequently.
  • Throughout the Series, the Disclaimer has been updated with the following:
    • Characters read the disclaimer since Episode 17.
    • There is background music during the disclaimer since "Battlefield Ee-arth".
    • Starting in the episode "Cell Reception", Team Four Star drops the "non-profit" line out of the disclaimer. This is because their other videos (Let's Plays, Episode Breakdowns, etc.) have gained enough profit to make it irrelevant. They later revealed their Patreon page as another way to get funding from fans.
    • In Opening Serumonies, Dragonball Super is added in, and Fuji v is replaced by Shueisha.

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