Salza first appears with Cooler and his team on Earth seeking revenge on Goku for killing Frieza. He and his team find Goku and battle him until Cooler arrives. He is then seen again battling Piccolo after Doore and Neiz are killed. Salza uses his Salza Blade technique until the battle is interrupted by Cooler who nearly kills Piccolo. After this he takes on Gohan and Krillin and easily defeats them but he is defeated by Goku once he receives a zenkai. He is seen again at the end of movie being killed by Piccolo's Special Beam Cannon.