Sorry for the prolongued absence. I’ve been a bit busy with the tutorials website which took a lot out of me. But now, I should be getting back to a more regular schedule.
It has been quite a while since I talked about anything DB Super related. As usual, there will be spoilers, up until the most recent episode (which for this post is 111) and a few from the next ones. If you haven’t seen it and don’t want to get spoiled, do not read beyond this paragraph.
Many things have happened in DB Super since the last time I talked about it. With 2 universes gone and quite a few shockers in the last few episodes, the story has evolved quite a bit. And I don’t know about you, but I am quite enjoying this arc, so far anyway. So, here are a few things worth noting, some subtle things that may shape the outcome of the second part of the tournament and some opinions on what has been good and bad so far:
1. Jiren is everything I was imagining he would be…with one exception
The way Jiren beat Goku, even with the Ultra Instinct transformation, and the way he managed to overpower Hit have cemented this guy’s power and status as the supposed mortal stronger than Gods. I wanted him to be insanely overpowered (you know, because of the hype) and he is. The only gripe I have with him so far is that there is no explanation to his powers and strength. Adding a backstory to this guy might make him more interesting, because so far his only trait is that he is strong.
2. So…how does one beat Jiren?
I don’t know…I really don’t know. And while hoping for a random Gogeta appearance to make him part of the main series is what I am doing at times, I do feel that this won’t happen because it’s way too obvious. Also, I’m not sure Vegeta knows the dance. I mean he did see Goten and Trunks perform it, but I don’t know if he knows exactly what needs to be done. And the last thing you need in a Tournament of Power that decides your fate is Veku.
3. Freeza’s return is majestic
I like Freeza. And I also liked Golden Freeza, at least the one from the Revival of F movie. To hear that he was coming back got me hyped up, but I was skeptical at first…until he transformed against those assassins. And the way they handled him in the tournament so far was even more awesome. The way he played Frost and his overall attitude during the tournament was very well written.
4. Vegeta may have something up his sleeve
Vegeta has been a pretty good team player during this tournament, even though he still has his “I am Prince Vegeta” attitude at times. I mean he did help Goku against Universe 9 and against that sniper fellow. However, he did not give Goku his energy for the spirit bomb and he was less than impressed with the Ultra Instinct transformation. This leads me to believe that he knows something or has a technique he’s been saving. Only time will tell though.
5. Ribrianne might be here for the long run
Let’s take a step back in time. When Cell decided to host The Cell Games, who was the first one to fight him? Hercule. And when he got knocked out, he kept going on and on about how it’s all a trick. Now replace Hercule with Ribrianne and tricks with love and you got the exact same scenario with Jiren being the one to beat. This is a stretch and maybe Ribrianne is just a troll character which will be thrown out pretty soon, but I do believe there is a reason she is still in the tournament. And since future episode spoilers haven’t said anything about her going out, I think she still has quite an important role to play.
So yeah, those are my thoughts on the recet events in Super. I am really curious as to where the story is going to go. Part of me thinks Goku is going to get the Ultra Instinct form again and that will be that. But then again I also thought Hit was going to last until the end, so I guess it’s safe to assume the most obvious resolutions aren’t always the oens that Toei and Akira will use.