While General Red talks with the infamous Tao, General Blue returns to Red Ribbon Army headquarters. General Red is furious over Blue’s recent failures, but will allow him to live if Blue can defeat Tao in battle. Meanwhile on Korin, Goku learns about the tower from Bora and the strength enhancing water at the top. Blue battles Tao, but even his finishing move is useless and Tao wins effortlessly. After learning about Goku and the Dragon Balls, Tao sets out to Korin. Goku expresses eagerness to climb the tower just before Tao arrives. Bora fights him, but Tao kills him mercilessly. Angered, Goku leaps into battle.