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* How was Vegeta able to, at least, recognize Arale as a gag manga character and quickly adapt, even if it didn't help him? He's been in a gag manga before, namely ''Neko Majin Z''. And since this is the type of episode to disregard canon for giggles, who's to say Vegeta simpyl wasn't trying to implement the experience he gained during his time in ''NMZ?''

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* How was Vegeta able to, at least, recognize Arale as a gag manga character and quickly attempt to adapt, even if it didn't help him? He's actually been in a gag manga before, namely ''Neko Majin Z''. And since this is the type of episode to disregard canon and the fourth wall for giggles, who's to say Vegeta simpyl simply wasn't trying to implement the experience he gained during had with such manga from his time in ''NMZ?''


* How was Vegeta able to, at least, recognize Arale as a gag manga character and quickly adapt, even if it didn't help him? He's been in a gag manga before, namely ''Neko Majin Z''. And since this is the type of episode to disregard canon for giggles, who's to say Vegeta simpyl wasn't trying to implement the experience he gained during his time in ''NMZ?''



* Given how poor a adaption of the source material the original Ocean Dub was, having the Ocean Vegeta, Drummond, play Copy-Vegeta is a bit of a brilliant meta move. It pleases both sides: the fans of the dub get to hear him again, and the haters of the dub get to see a take on the character they despise get called a fake in universe.

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* Given how poor a adaption of the source material the original Ocean Dub was, having the Ocean Vegeta, Brian Drummond, play Copy-Vegeta is a bit of a brilliant meta move. It pleases both sides: the fans of the dub get to hear him again, and the haters of the dub get to see a take on the character they despise get called a fake in universe.


** While the civilized worlds only hit the double digits, populated worlds of universe 7 actually reach into triple digits. Freeza had hundreds of planets for sale and a single galactic patrolman, who only operate in one galaxy, can be responsible for up to 104 sectors. Still, Jaco says the number of galaxies in the universe can range from hundreds of thousands to "countless", depending on whether you read the comic or watched the show, so triple digits still isn't anything to be too concerned about.



** Also, let's think about what happened from his point of view. Zamasu was always quite self-righteous, but he looked like he was learning and calming down. When did things really start going downhill for him? When ''Goku'' showed up. Even worse, Goku challenged him to a fight for his own amusement and to see if he was Goku Black, and seeing that is what finally broke Zamasu. He became literally obsessed by him, to the point he got an omniscient being telling all about him, and even [[spoiler: took his body to keep it forever, both as a constant reminder. And let's remember what kind of BloodKnight he became. It is actually possible that Bergamo's words affected him, and he's actually reconsidering it all. After all, the fact he helped solving it wouldn't mean much if he believed he was the one who caused the whole mess in the first place]]...

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** Also, let's think about what happened from his point of view. Zamasu was always quite self-righteous, but he looked like he was learning and calming down. When did things really start going downhill for him? When ''Goku'' showed up. Even worse, Goku challenged him to a fight for his own amusement and to see if he was Goku Black, and seeing that is what finally broke Zamasu. He became literally obsessed by with him, to the point he got an omniscient being telling all about him, and even [[spoiler: took his body to keep it forever, both as a constant reminder. And let's remember what kind of BloodKnight he became. It is actually possible that Bergamo's words affected him, and he's actually reconsidering it all. After all, the fact he helped solving it wouldn't mean much if he believed he was the one who caused the whole mess in the first place]]...


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** That's 28 planets with mortal civilizations on them, not mortal life in general, as there are hundreds of planets in universe seven with ''some'' kind of life on them. Then again, hundreds is still kind of low considering how big universe seven is and the technology available to its inhabitants...

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* Universe 2's fairly poor showing, in spite of its relatively high mortal level, in spite of it having more buildup than any other barring 6 and 11, despite being the twin to 11 which has the strongest known mortals in all the universes, makes a degree of sense in the television version. When first introduced to Universe 11, we see it's ace fighter attending a "Battle Idol" competition. Unlike the USA, where "idol" winners are expected to have long careers and even runner ups can enjoy a little longevity, idols performers of Japan, where ''Dragon Ball'' is produced, are only expected to work for a year and then move onto something else. While idols may come back for another year of performances when their company needs them, like Brianne did, most of Universe 11's team probably haven't been training rigorously or fighting on a regular basis. The Pride Troopers by contrast are a law enforcement, military or peacekeeping operation people serve on long term. Universe 2's mortals probably have similar potential to their twin counterparts, but are simply not living up to it. Contrast Universe 6 and 7, where 6's mortals are constantly in conflict and 7's are constantly training. 7 and 6 are much closer to one another in power.


** With a God of Destruction that is lazy and destroys planets and picks on Kais (shrunk King Kai's planet and trapped Old Kai in a sword) based on whims and petty reasons (food,hide and seek, etc), and an inexperienced Supreme Kai that isn't doing his job very well (there are only 27 planets with sentient life in the entire universe, and various beings destroying planets with life with out a care (Freeza, his forces and Buu), it would seem just that Whis would try and get Goku or Vegeta to become the new God of Destruction as they have both proven themselves to be more active then Beerus and defeated planet busting foes before. Both are also on good terms with the Kais. In Whis's eyes they would make better Gods of Destruction than Beerus and possibly be able to talk the Kais into doing a better job.

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** With a God of Destruction that is lazy and destroys planets and picks on Kais (shrunk King Kai's planet and trapped Old Kai in a sword) based on whims and petty reasons (food,hide and seek, etc), and an inexperienced Supreme Kai that isn't doing his job very well (there are only 27 planets with sentient civilized life in the entire universe, and various beings destroying planets with life with out a care (Freeza, his forces and Buu), it would seem just that Whis would try and get Goku or Vegeta to become the new God of Destruction as they have both proven themselves to be more active then Beerus and defeated planet busting foes before. Both are also on good terms with the Kais. In Whis's eyes they would make better Gods of Destruction than Beerus and possibly be able to talk the Kais into doing a better job.



** It's less sentient life(anything with any kind of self awareness is sentient), and more so being a low number of worlds that actually have ''civilization''. Most locals of ''Dragon Ball'' are desolate {{ghost planet}}s, harsh {{death world}}s or private resorts. But there are hundreds of planets with "sentient" life. Some of those non civilized planets have some strong fighters too, such as Yakon, Comeson, [[spoiler:Broly and Moro]] but the Kaioshin apparently didn't know of them, even the Elder being unaware of the Metal Men, or think anyone from one of those planets would have been worth replacing an Earth fighter. In the case of the fighters from the non civilized worlds, we've seen they'd be too risky to try and pacify in just two days, but we can only assume the stronger civilized fighters seen in previous and later arcs (Abo, Kado [[spoiler:Merus]]) simply couldn't be found or couldn't be convinced. Which also makes sense, since the inter universal competitions were Champa's idea to begin with, so Vados likely spent a much longer time scouting and convincing martial artists. Beerus didn't have any plan beyond making sure Goku had a good showing, and thus was in no way prepared for a ten man team tourney battle royal.



** Additionally, [[HoistByHisOwnPetard someone who is heavy enough can actually break the ring and knock themselves out,]] as shown with Napapa (Caulifla pushed down his entire weight to destroy part of the arena) and Tupper (after Android 18 rolls him to the edge of the arena, his weight ends up crushing the arena and destroying it). Bergamo probably took this into consideration and didn't want to do anything too risky to himself. [[spoiler:Still didn't stop fighters like Monna, Ribrianne, and Koichiarator/Anilaza from turning gigantic. However, Monna had a much better mobility, and both Riribiranne and Anilaza had greater expertise and control.]]

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** Additionally, [[HoistByHisOwnPetard someone who is heavy enough can actually break the ring and knock themselves out,]] as shown with Napapa (Caulifla pushed down his entire weight to destroy part of the arena) and Tupper (after Android 18 rolls him to the edge of the arena, his weight ends up crushing the arena and destroying it). Bergamo probably took this into consideration and didn't want to do anything too risky to himself. [[spoiler:Still didn't stop fighters like Monna, Ribrianne, and Koichiarator/Anilaza from turning gigantic. However, Monna had a much better mobility, and both Riribiranne and Anilaza had greater expertise expertise, control and control.winged flight.]]



** Universe 10: The elimination of this universe is also based on bad leadership, although not as bad as Universe 9's. The Supreme Kai Gowasu was too indecisive on choosing his team to the point where the God of Destruction Rumsshi chose everyone... And his philosophy that brute strength over intellect is very flawed, to where almost every fighter [[spoiler:except for Obuni]] was shown as cannon fodder. In the end, his team should've tried to focus more on training against stronger foes, considering that both of them saw the Trio De Danger, Gohan, Buu, Goku, and Toppo (plus two of their fighters were knocked out by Basil and Gohan at different points).
*** Another hint comes from the Future Trunks saga, where Gowasu was surprised to learn a mortal had fought a God of Destruction and lived: other Gods of Destruction that fought mortals have not killed them unless they deserved, but apparently Rumsshi killed anyone who for some reason fought him-and that likely included a few strong fighters that could have been useful in the tournament.

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** Universe 10: The elimination of this universe is also based on bad leadership, although not as bad as Universe 9's. The Supreme Kai Gowasu was too indecisive on choosing his team to the point where the God of Destruction Rumsshi chose everyone... And his philosophy that of brute strength over intellect is very flawed, to where almost every fighter [[spoiler:except for Obuni]] was shown as cannon fodder. In the end, his team should've tried to focus more on training against stronger foes, considering that both of them saw the Trio De Danger, Gohan, Buu, Goku, and Toppo (plus two of their fighters were knocked out by Basil and Gohan at different points).
*** Another hint comes from the Future Trunks saga, where Gowasu was surprised to learn a mortal had fought a God of Destruction and lived: other Gods of Destruction that fought mortals have not killed them unless they deserved, deserved it, but apparently Rumsshi killed anyone who for some reason fought him-and that likely included a few strong fighters that could have been useful in the tournament.



* The Pride Troopers chosen for the tournament may not have simply been elite troops, but also set up specifically to handle the fighters already witnesses in Universes 7 and 9. Kasheral's energy blades would have been better suited for fighting Buu's maleable form than simple punches, Cocotte's zone ability would have been able to block and contain Lavender's poison attacks, Vuon's energy whip could have caught Basil mid-kick before he can properly fire his attacks,and Dyspo's speed would have made him good for combating Bergamo's size altering abilities. With an entire universe to search for Pride Troopers, it was probably decided to focus on finding Pride Troopers who would have advantages against known threats beyond 'Jiren is tougher than I who matched Goku' instead of wandering aimlessly and recruiting at random.

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* The Pride Troopers chosen for the tournament may not have simply been elite troops, but also set up specifically to handle the fighters already witnesses in Universes 7 and 9. Kasheral's energy blades would have been better suited for fighting Buu's maleable form than simple punches, Cocotte's zone ability would have been able to block and contain Lavender's poison attacks, Vuon's energy whip could have caught Basil mid-kick before he can properly fire his attacks,and attacks, and Dyspo's speed would have made him good for combating Bergamo's size altering abilities. With an entire universe to search for Pride Troopers, it was probably decided to focus on finding Pride Troopers who would have advantages against known threats beyond 'Jiren is tougher than I who matched Goku' instead of wandering aimlessly and recruiting at random.



** To reinforce that, the last warrior to be taken out, and the only one shown fighting, Obuni, is the one who can use a special and tricky technique. In other words, the most cerebral of their fighter, and the one not relying on brute force alone. One hell of a coincidence.

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** To reinforce that, the last warrior to be taken out, and the only one shown fighting, Obuni, is the one who can use a special and tricky technique. In other words, the most cerebral of their fighter, fighters, and the one not relying on brute force alone. One hell of a coincidence.



* Universe 4 is the conspiracy universe, relying on trickery and working on others' backs, with its warriors being tricksters (exception being [[FatBitch Monna]]) themselves. Their first four elimination come at the hands of Krillin and Roshi, two other warriors that had to rely on strategy and quick thinking more than brute force: universe 4 avoids direct confrontations, so it's at disadvantage against it's own strategies.

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* Universe 4 is the conspiracy universe, relying on trickery and working on others' backs, with its warriors being tricksters (exception being [[FatBitch Monna]]) themselves. Their first four elimination eliminations come at the hands of Krillin and Roshi, two other warriors that had to rely on strategy and quick thinking more than brute force: universe 4 avoids direct confrontations, so it's at disadvantage against it's own strategies.



** Being better run universes, it is possible Universe 2 and 11 just have enough inhabited worlds it is hard to accidentally overlap. 27 worlds in Universe 7 after all.

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** Being better run universes, it is possible Universe 2 and 11 just have enough inhabited worlds it is hard to accidentally overlap. 27 worlds with anything resembling in Universe 7 after all.(Namek, which was in the process of rebuilding its population and ecosystem, was considered 'civilized')
** Universe Three's team is so heavily modified that some of them could be the same species as some Universe Ten team members.



* Some people have been disappointed the other universes seem to be overall weaker than Universe 7. Others have cited some reasons for this, but another big one is that they're not fighting villains, who are typically impassable walls in Dragon Ball; they're fighting other heroes or main characters. This is most obvious with Universes 6, 2 and 11, but even the lesser ones have at least one character who could be the lead of another show. Why is this important? Well, consider what happened when Goku entered his first tournament back in the first series - he gave a good account of himself, but ultimately lost to a much older opponent with far more experience, Master Roshi. Universe 7 is probably meant to have that role, since even leaving out Roshi they're all fairly old. Assuming they're all not really erased at the end, it's not impossible the other Universes could catch up to them someday.

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* Some people have been disappointed the other universes seem to be overall weaker than Universe 7. Others have cited some reasons for this, but another big one is that they're not fighting villains, who are typically impassable walls in Dragon Ball; ''Dragon Ball''; they're fighting other heroes or main characters. This is most obvious with Universes 6, 2 and 11, but even the lesser ones have at least one character who could be the lead of another show. Why is this important? Well, consider what happened when Goku entered his first tournament back in the first series - he gave a good account of himself, but ultimately lost to a much older opponent with far more experience, Master Roshi. Universe 7 is probably meant to have that role, since even leaving out Roshi they're all fairly old. Assuming they're all not really erased at the end, it's not impossible the other Universes could catch up to them someday.



** Given Batman is a gadget superhero, this may not work. Sure, Superman and Flash aren't supernatural martial arts superheroes either, by that logic, but consider Wonder Woman. Toppo has the closest connection to the gods of all the pride troopers, serving as the kaioshin's bodyguard and is a hakaishin candidate. His "death to all evil" mindset could also be an exaggeration of how post crisis Wonder Woman was {{di|vergentcharacterevolution}}fferentiated from Batman and Superman by a greater willingness to kill enemies. Wonder Woman is often considered second strongest teams she shares with Superman, and while Captain Marvel, Martian Manhunter and various other members of Superman's species could also fit that, consider Toppo's grappling heavy fighting style and Wonder Woman's main tool, a ''lasso''. Finally, ''Dragon Ball'' is made in Japan, so while fans in the might think the "sworn friend" of a Superman type should be a Batman type, in Japan, Wonder Woman and Superman [[Anime/ProjectAko had a daughter]].

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** Given Batman is a gadget superhero, this may not work. Sure, Superman and Flash aren't supernatural martial arts superheroes either, by that logic, but consider Wonder Woman. Toppo has the closest connection to the gods of all the pride troopers, serving as the kaioshin's bodyguard and is a hakaishin candidate. His "death to all evil" mindset could also be an exaggeration of how post crisis Wonder Woman was {{di|vergentcharacterevolution}}fferentiated from Batman and Superman by a greater willingness to kill enemies. Wonder Woman is often considered second strongest on teams she shares with Superman, and while Captain Marvel, Martian Manhunter and various other members of Superman's species could also fit that, consider Toppo's grappling heavy fighting style and Wonder Woman's main tool, a ''lasso''. Finally, ''Dragon Ball'' is made in Japan, so while fans in the States might think the "sworn friend" of a Superman type should be a Batman type, in Japan, Wonder Woman and Superman [[Anime/ProjectAko had a daughter]].



** Kahseral just telling that was not exactly undertimating Kale and Caulifla, as he and his men were witness of her rampage. He, however, is a general that took part in liberating many planets before, so is easy to suggest he is actually telling his men to calm down and shoot before Kale becomes more powerful (which she does).

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** Kahseral just telling that was not exactly undertimating Kale and Caulifla, as he and his men were witness of her rampage. He, however, is a general that took part in liberating many planets before, so it is easy to suggest he is actually telling his men to calm down and shoot before Kale becomes more powerful (which she does).



* Once again, 17 fights an opponent that is tematically appropriate for him: Toppo [[spoiler:is a candidate God of Destruction and effectively becomes one, and the cybernetics that give 17 his power are by some considered to infringe on the realm of creation]]. Frieza too fits in, as [[spoiler:not only was his Golden Form created to take on someone who had reached godhood, but he's actively plotting against the gods]].

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* Once again, 17 fights an opponent that is tematically thematically appropriate for him: Toppo [[spoiler:is a candidate God of Destruction and effectively becomes one, and the cybernetics that give 17 his power are by some considered to infringe on the realm of creation]]. Frieza too fits in, as [[spoiler:not only was his Golden Form created to take on someone who had reached godhood, but he's actively plotting against the gods]].



* Why did Toppo [[spoiler:lose his God of Destruction powers after his defeat? Because he got them for tossing his ideals aside in order to survive. But Vegeta didn't just beat him, he prove his ideals wrong by gaining a greater power from his ideals. That proved him that it was worth sticking to his ideal, shattering the resolve and ruthlessness that gave him access to GoD state.]]

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* Why did Toppo [[spoiler:lose his God of Destruction powers after his defeat? Because he got them for tossing his ideals aside in order to survive. But Vegeta didn't just beat him, he prove his ideals wrong by gaining a greater power from his ideals. That proved him that it was worth sticking to his ideal, shattering the resolve and ruthlessness that gave him access to GoD state.]]



* While most(especially Tien) are still inferior to Vegeta and Goku even when they aren't using super forms, and only three are comparable to them blue, it doesn't change the fact that most of Universes 7's team suddenly seem a lot stronger than they used to and have ever been implied to be just in time for the tournament of power. Especially contrived when you consider they didn't even know the tournament of power was coming. But who were the last two main villains? An enemy Goku could beat but almost didn't simply because he and Vegeta were out bettering themselves while the rest of Earth's potential defenders stagnated, and a malicious murderer they didn't even know existed who killed billions with Goku's body. If Majin Buu, who proved bad things requiring Goku like power can happen to Earth even when Goku's dead, and Beerus, who proved Goku literally performing a miracle might not be enough to save Earth, didn't seriously inspire the martial arts community to improve like never before, those last two should have.
** Furthermore, the fact that the martial arts community was starting to get collectively stronger was foreshadowed, not only when Roshi fought the Freeza Force, but just before then when, despite being the weakest man there, lamented that Gohan wasn't training. Furthermore, the scene where Roshi, North Kaio and 18 argue over what to do with Earth's dragon balls at first seems to speak volumes of their civility, considering the huge gaps in power between the three based on the AnthropicPrincipal, but the anthropic principal is an inherent logical fallacy. The tournament of power still proved Roshi weaker than 18, but he had nonetheless continued to get stronger since his showing with against the Freeza Force. It's likely he didn't know was still weaker than 18.

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* While most(especially Tien) are still inferior to Vegeta and Goku even when they aren't using super forms, and only three are comparable to them blue, it doesn't change the fact that most of Universes 7's team suddenly seem a lot stronger than they used to and have ever been implied to be just in time for the tournament of power. Especially contrived when you consider they didn't even know the tournament of power was coming. But who were the last two main villains? An enemy Goku could beat but almost didn't simply because he and Vegeta were out bettering themselves while the rest of Earth's potential defenders stagnated, and a malicious murderer they didn't even know existed who killed billions with Goku's body. If Majin Buu, who proved bad things requiring Goku like power can happen to Earth even when Goku's dead, and Beerus, who proved Goku literally performing a miracle might not be enough to save Earth, didn't seriously inspire the martial arts community to improve like never before, those last two Revived Freeza and Goku Black should have.
** Furthermore, the fact that the martial arts community was starting to get collectively stronger was foreshadowed, not only when Roshi fought the Freeza Force, but just before then when, despite being the weakest man there, he lamented that Gohan wasn't training. Furthermore, the scene where Roshi, North Kaio and 18 argue over what to do with Earth's dragon balls at first seems to speak volumes of their civility, considering the huge gaps in power between the three based on the AnthropicPrincipal, but the anthropic principal is an inherent logical fallacy. The tournament of power still proved Roshi weaker than 18, but he had nonetheless continued to get stronger since his showing with against the Freeza Force. It's likely he didn't know he was still weaker than 18.

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* There are twelve universes. They pair together based on their numbers totaling thirteen. They are governed by gods ruling based on [[BalanceOfGoodAndEvil a balance of creation and destruction]]. The destruction gods have a clear Myth/EgyptianMythology theme. Outside of the twelve is a separate space for a king. And there are designated {{reset button}}s. It seems Dragon Ball cosmology has taken a few cues from Pyramid Solitaire.

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* Why is Goku's Ultra Instinct a little different than the angels'? Simple, it all comes down to what he is, ''he's a Saiyan''. [[BloodKnight He enjoys fighting]], so he'd rather fight consciously and lose than let his body move on its own and win if the stakes are not high enough. And even if he wants to transform, his mind may subconsciously reject it because his desire to fight is in his nature.
** Which also explains why he activates this only when he's nearly defeated and he's so much stronger. Remember how he transformed into Ultra Instinct -Sign- in the first place? He had a near death experience from the Spirit Bomb. Not only did he absorb the Spirit Bomb's power, his [[CameBackStrong zenkai boost]][[note]]A saiyan's ability to get stronger after recovering from fatal injuries[[/note]] also activated, similar to what happened later in his fight against Kefla.
** Since he's also almost unconscious before it activates, it would seem like he let go of his desire for fighting and his body automatically moves. And since Saiyans constantly keeps improving during battle, extended use and adapting to Ultra Instinct -Omen- made him master it to Mastered Ultra Instinct. But like said before, it only activates if he let his body move on its own and/or break his limit. And like Kaioken Blue, [[HeroicRROD too much power for the body over how much it can handle can have its toll]], until he can master it.

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* The fact that the God of Destruction of Universe 11, of which its leadership is strongly devoted to justice, is a clown makes more sense when considering tropes associated with jesters rather looking to the more recent invention of the archetype of MonsterClown (e.g. ComicBook/TheJoker and [[Literature/{{It}} Pennywise the Clown]]). While court jesters' only function was to provide entertainment to a monarch or other aristocratic retainer, they have also been ascribed as being the source of unexpected wisdom and also being able to get away with telling certain troubling truths that would have anyone else punished (or even executed by more petty rulers). Hence certain quotes about jesters stating that they were the only ones who "can tell the truth to the king" and "[[ServileSnarker the only ones allowed to call a king a fool]]". Thus in metaphorical way, it would communicate to any wannabe criminal mastermind, supervillain, and/or dictator in Vermoud's universe that they will no matter how highly they think of themselves, they are not above the law, of which Vermoud is in charge of upholding in conjunction with the Supreme Kai. Thus no mortal ruler in Universe 11 is immune to criticism.


* Frieza recognizes Trunks and freaks, remembering how he was cut in half by him (not knowing that there are two of them). In the sub he assumes it's the exact same one, despite him being a child, but in the dub he believes it must be his son instead. Aside from it being a more natural assumption, due to also recognizing Goten as Goku's second son, it cleverly ties into the fact that Frieza previously recognized Goku as the son of Bardock simply by the [[StrongFamilyResemblance resemblance.]] He can easily be forgiven for assuming such in this case, given that Goten looks exactly like Goku himself.

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* Frieza recognizes Trunks and freaks, remembering how he was cut in half by him (not knowing that there are two of them). In the sub he assumes it's the kid is the exact same one, one who caused his second death, despite him being a child, but in the dub he believes it must be his son instead. Aside from it being a more natural assumption, due to also recognizing Goten as Goku's second son, it cleverly ties into the fact that Frieza previously recognized Goku as the son of Bardock simply by the [[StrongFamilyResemblance resemblance.]] He can easily be forgiven for assuming such in this Trunks' case, given that Goten looks exactly like Goku himself.


** [[CrowningMomentOfFunny As funny as it is]] when 17 blasts The Maiden Squadron in the middle of their TransformationSequence (with LampshadeHanging all over the place in the following dialogue), his reasoning ("They were wide open") has a slightly darker side to it... The Android siblings know better than ''anyone else'' that [[TaughtByExperience letting an enemy transform is an awful idea]].

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** [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments As funny as it is]] when 17 blasts The Maiden Squadron in the middle of their TransformationSequence (with LampshadeHanging all over the place in the following dialogue), his reasoning ("They were wide open") has a slightly darker side to it... The Android siblings know better than ''anyone else'' that [[TaughtByExperience letting an enemy transform is an awful idea]].

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** It's also an interesting mirror: The mythological Son Goku had many epithets; one was "Great Sage, Equal to Heaven", which represented, among other things, how Goku was a mortal who thought himself equal to the gods. Meanwhile, Zamasu is a god who needed the power of a mortal.


* It makes quite a bit of sense that [[spoiler: Frost turned out to be evil. After all, Freeza and his family are mutants with immense power and greater cruelty. Part of that mutation is the ability to transform.]] Now, let's look at [[VideoGame/DragonballXenoverse2 Xenoverse 2.]] [[spoiler: The only transformation Freeza Race characters get is the Ultimate Evolution instead of the more Freeza-like transformations members of his race like Coola and Freeza himself are known for. The Freeza Race Time Patroller is without a doubt a hero, so he obviously possesses none of the cruelty of Freeza and company. And yet, Frost's transformations ''are exactly like Freeza's.'']] That right there is your biggest clue that [[spoiler: Frost is not a particularly nice guy.]]

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* It makes quite a bit of sense that [[spoiler: Frost turned out to be evil. After all, Freeza and his family are mutants with immense power and greater cruelty. Part of that mutation is the ability to transform.]] Now, let's look at [[VideoGame/DragonballXenoverse2 ''[[VideoGame/DragonballXenoverse2 Xenoverse 2.]] ]]'' [[spoiler: The only transformation Freeza Race characters get is the Ultimate Evolution instead of the more Freeza-like transformations members of his race like Coola and Freeza himself are known for. The Freeza Race Time Patroller is without a doubt a hero, so he obviously possesses none of the cruelty of Freeza and company. And yet, Frost's transformations ''are exactly like Freeza's.'']] That right there is your biggest clue that [[spoiler: Frost is not a particularly nice guy.]]



* Some people who had been fans of Chi-Chi during the run of the original ''DragonBall'' and were disappointed with her [[MyBelovedSmother smothering]], dominating portrayal in Z often speculated as to why she had changed in what seemed like a case of blatant CharacterDerailment. Then ''Super'' Episode 60 comes along and it's revealed that Goku has never kissed Chi-Chi and the implication is very strong, given Goku's disposition, that they don't make love that often if rarely. Suddenly, everything all makes sense. As [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zjq_WaQIyJs this guy]] puts it, "No wonder she's fricking pissed off! Chi-Chi is the most sexually frustrated, emotionally starved woman in existence!" In one fell swoop, ''Dragon Ball Super'' managed to turn this severely hated secondary character into the most sympathetic. Well played, Toriyama. Well played.

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* Some people who had been fans of Chi-Chi during the run of the original ''DragonBall'' ''Manga/DragonBall'' and were disappointed with her [[MyBelovedSmother smothering]], dominating portrayal in Z often speculated as to why she had changed in what seemed like a case of blatant CharacterDerailment. Then ''Super'' Episode 60 comes along and it's revealed that Goku has never kissed Chi-Chi and the implication is very strong, given Goku's disposition, that they don't make love that often if rarely. Suddenly, everything all makes sense. As [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zjq_WaQIyJs this guy]] puts it, "No wonder she's fricking pissed off! Chi-Chi is the most sexually frustrated, emotionally starved woman in existence!" In one fell swoop, ''Dragon Ball Super'' managed to turn this severely hated secondary character into the most sympathetic. Well played, Toriyama. Well played.



* [[spoiler:In Dragonball Episode 67 Merged Zamasu's EldritchAbomination nature corrupts the Future Timeline so badly Future Zen'o [[GodzillaThreshold had to destroy that version of the multiverse to stop him]]. You have to wonder...did the main Zen'o really destroy a third of the multiverse because [[DisproportionateRetribution his mood was spoiled]], or because something like this happened before?]]

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* [[spoiler:In Dragonball Dragon Ball Super Episode 67 67, Merged Zamasu's EldritchAbomination nature corrupts the Future Timeline so badly Future Zen'o [[GodzillaThreshold had to destroy that version of the multiverse to stop him]]. You have to wonder...did the main Zen'o really destroy a third of the multiverse because [[DisproportionateRetribution his mood was spoiled]], or because something like this happened before?]]



* The fact that Future Zamasu [[FaceHeelTurn jumped ship]] to Goku Black's side after witnessing Future Gowasu's death suggests even without Goku his turn was a ForegoneConclusion. There are at least two unexplored timelines (Cell's and the Unseen Timeline), who would've diverged long after his birth and had no affect on [[MoralSociopathy his mindset]] due to being from a different universe. With that in mind, it's likely those Zamasu will eventually try to enforce their plan and cause God knows how much devastation before they're stopped, ''especially'' if they do a little bit of research and learn about the Super Dragonballs or utilize the Time Rings. It also makes you wonder how much more dire the situation would be if Goku Black didn't just recruit one version [[spoiler:of himself]].

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* The fact that Future Zamasu [[FaceHeelTurn jumped ship]] to Goku Black's side after witnessing Future Gowasu's death suggests even without Goku his turn was a ForegoneConclusion. There are at least two unexplored timelines (Cell's and the Unseen Timeline), who would've diverged long after his birth and had no affect on [[MoralSociopathy his mindset]] due to being from a different universe. With that in mind, it's likely those Zamasu will eventually try to enforce their plan and cause God knows how much devastation before they're stopped, ''especially'' if they do a little bit of research and learn about the Super Dragonballs Dragon Balls or utilize the Time Rings. It also makes you wonder how much more dire the situation would be if Goku Black didn't just recruit one version [[spoiler:of himself]].


* Yeah, uh um, guys. I'm not sure if you noticed '''But [[CompleteMonster FRE]][[PhysicalGod EZA]] IS BACK!!!!''' [[WhatTheHellHero What The Hell, Toriyama/Whis]] [[HonorBeforeReason What made you think that bringing him back just because he had helped with the tournament was a good idea!!]]

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* Yeah, uh um, guys. I'm not sure if you noticed '''But [[CompleteMonster FRE]][[PhysicalGod EZA]] IS BACK!!!!''' [[WhatTheHellHero What The Hell, Toriyama/Whis]] [[HonorBeforeReason What made you think that bringing him back just because he had helped with the tournament was a good idea!!]]


* Of course Zamasu hopped into Trunks' timeline to enact his plan, that was the 'prime' timeline before mortals started dicking around with time machines. It makes sense that as someone who thinks of themselves as the only justice, he'd try and "correct" the universe. Of course, Cell's timeline where Future Trunks is killed would be the more accurate 'prime' timeline, but he can't sate his ego as a god there as much since neither Trunks nor Cell still exist there as a direct sinners to punish.

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* Of course Zamasu hopped into Trunks' timeline to enact his plan, that was the 'prime' timeline before mortals started dicking around with time machines. It makes sense that as someone who thinks of themselves as the only justice, he'd try and "correct" the universe. Of course, Cell's timeline where Future Trunks is killed would be the more accurate 'prime' timeline, but he can't sate his ego as a god there as much since neither Trunks nor Cell still exist there as a direct sinners sinner to punish.



* Why does Goku Black act so different from all the versions of [[spoiler: Zamasus]]? From what we have seen, almost all of them are {{Smug Snake}}s who have complete {{Villainous Breakdown}}s the moment things don't go their way, are prone to {{Motive Rant}}s, and dropping their guard in the middle of a battle, while Black is very stoic and calm no matter what is happening around him. Even when being beating by Vegeta, he's more visible [[DullSurprise annoyed]] than upset. All the [[spoiler: Zamasus]] also hate Goku with a burning passion, while Black has nothing but respect for him, even when trying to kill him. It all comes down to [[spoiler: Goku's body. When Zamasu took Goku's body as his own, it changed him. It made him into a BloodKnight who has a thrill for battle, a [[NoChallengeEqualsNoSatisfaction need to be challenged]], and a desire to grow stronger against any foe. He also inherited Goku's calm demeanor in the face of adversary. Like Goku, Black will [[NervesOfSteel never]] succumb to panic when faced with a powerful opponent. Instead, he will raise to that opponent and seek to surpass his limits. Zamasu didn't just take Goku's body, he also took part of his essence and it altered his personality. Which is also why Black felt no need to gain immorality, unlike Future Zamasu. As Black said himself, there is no challenge to be had if he can't die. In the end, Black is a hybrid of Goku and Zamasu's personalties]].

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* Why does Goku Black act so different from all the versions of [[spoiler: Zamasus]]? Zamasu]]? From what we have seen, almost all of them are {{Smug Snake}}s who have complete {{Villainous Breakdown}}s the moment things don't go their way, are prone to {{Motive Rant}}s, and dropping their guard in the middle of a battle, while Black is very stoic and calm no matter what is happening around him. Even when being beating by Vegeta, he's more visible [[DullSurprise annoyed]] than upset. All the [[spoiler: Zamasus]] also hate Goku with a burning passion, while Black has nothing but respect for him, even when trying to kill him. It all comes down to [[spoiler: Goku's body. When Zamasu took Goku's body as his own, it changed him. It made him into a BloodKnight who has a thrill for battle, a [[NoChallengeEqualsNoSatisfaction need to be challenged]], and a desire to grow stronger against any foe. He also inherited Goku's calm demeanor in the face of adversary. Like Goku, Black will [[NervesOfSteel never]] succumb to panic when faced with a powerful opponent. Instead, he will raise to that opponent and seek to surpass his limits. Zamasu didn't just take Goku's body, he also took part of his essence and it altered his personality. Which is also why Black felt no need to gain immorality, unlike Future Zamasu. As Black said himself, there is no challenge to be had if he can't die. In the end, Black is a hybrid of Goku and Zamasu's personalties]].



* [[spoiler:Merged Zamasu is so much more like Zamasu than Goku Black because 1) their minds and ki were identical to begin with and 2) Zamasu being a Supreme Kai would give him more control, just how just fusing with a Kai makes the fusion permanent. Like Kibito Kai, Merged Zamasu is Zamasu with Black's build, clothes, and hairstyle.]]

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* [[spoiler:Merged Zamasu is so much more like Zamasu than Goku Black because 1) their minds and ki were identical to begin with and 2) Zamasu being a Supreme Kai would give him more control, just how just fusing with a Kai makes the fusion permanent. Like Kibito Kai, Merged Zamasu is Zamasu with Black's build, clothes, and hairstyle.]]



* Some fans were confused about why Bergamo, in the entirety of his team's fight with Goku and Vegeta, didn't use his ability to absorb their attacks. However, when you remember a signifcant detail about his power absorbption, then it suddenly makes sense: The more energy he absorbs, the bigger he becomes. And of course, the bigger someone becomes, the easier it is to hit them, and their speed is reduced. Even if it could take Bergamo much more energy absorbing to get big enough that he wouldn't be able to stand in the arena, there's also the fact that either Goku or Vegeta could take him out of the arena much more easily. His energy absorption technique would simply be way too detrimental.

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* Some fans were confused about why Bergamo, in the entirety of his team's fight with Goku and Vegeta, didn't use his ability to absorb their attacks. However, when you remember a signifcant detail about his power absorbption, then it suddenly makes sense: The more energy he absorbs, the bigger he becomes. And of course, the bigger someone becomes, the easier it is to hit them, and their speed is reduced.blind spots increase. Even if it could take Bergamo much more energy absorbing to get big enough that he wouldn't be able to stand in the arena, there's also the fact that either Goku or Vegeta could take him out of the arena much more easily. His energy absorption technique would simply be way too detrimental.



** Given Batman is a gadget superhero, this may not work. Sure, Superman and Flash aren't supernatural martial arts superheroes either, by that logic, but consider Wonder Woman. Toppo has the closest connection to the gods of all the pride troopers, serving as the kaioshin's bodyguard and is a hakaishin candidate. His "death to all evil" mindset could also be an exaggeration of how post crisis Wonder Woman was {{di|vergentcharacterevolution}}fferentiated from Batman and Superman by a greater willingness to kill enemies. Wonder Woman is often considered second strongest teams she shares with Superman, and while Captain Marvel, Martian Manhunter and various other members of Superman's species could also fit that, consider Toppo's grappling heavy fighting style and Wonder Woman's main tool, a ''lasso''. Finally, ''Dragon Ball'' is made in Japan, so while fans in the might think the "sworn friend" of a Superman type should be a Batman type, in Japan, Wonder Woman and Superman [[Anime/ProjectAko had a daughter]].



** This wasn't just a will to survive either. The Universe 11 Kaioshin never considered that every remaining universe besides 2 had equally devastating trump cards they were waiting to use. The only reason they even had so much as a rough estimate about Universe Seven's is because, as Berus stated, everyone was given a chance to study Goku up to his Blue Kaioken.

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** This wasn't just a will to survive either. The Universe 11 Kaioshin never considered that every remaining universe besides 2 had equally devastating trump cards they were waiting to use. The only reason they even had so much as a rough estimate about Universe Seven's is because, as Berus Beerus stated, everyone was given a chance to study Goku up to his Blue Kaioken.



* Though they may have been seen as a ButtMonkey and had laughably bad performance early in the torment of power, Universe 3 managed to make it to the top 3 through strategy instead of power like Universe 7 and 11. Befitting Universe 3ís plan of survival each member of their team was made for survivability in mind, in fact their floundering in the beginning may be to show off their power. To show that they arenít an weak and easy elimination, but that they arenít so strong that they would be as high priority targets. Nigrisshi has modified body with invisibility so he can launch a sneak attack or sit back and observe. Narirama as shown he has suction cups to attach to the all, booster for mobility, disposable limbs for fake outs, a powerful laser as a desperation attack, and extendable claws to get back in the arena. Katopesla is the JackOfAllStats he has a mode change ability for versatility to catch opponents off guard with a new strategy or to exploit a flaw in the opponent's defense. The Preecho, outside of wings that might grant the power flight or glide and armour giving him some added defense, he hasnít displayed any significant ability. Viara is built as a StoneWall to survive and tire out opponents. Maji Kayo uses ConfusionFu with a gelatinous body that give some invulnerability and transformative powers to surprise opponents or snare them. Dr. Paparoni is the team strategist and controls the whole team at once for unity and coordination. Koitsukai serves as a recorder and analyzes opponents mid battle so Bollaratoand Panchia can tag team effectively. Koichiarator puts the might and combined knowledge together to make a powerful fighter. Aniraza is another desperation move with a lot of power and can adapt during his fight with new techniques and abilities. Teleportation punch to catch opponents of guard, beamSpam to hit everyone, and SuperSenses to see all attacks coming. First he tries to ring out then when that doesnít work he tries to eat his opponents and when all else fail he grows wings to fly and attempts to destroy the arena so he will be the only fighter left in the ring. Universe 3 mainly fails when they chose to fight, but each of their other fighter make note of the opponent's abilities.

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* Though they may have been seen as a ButtMonkey and had laughably bad performance early in the torment of power, Universe 3 managed to make it to the top 3 through strategy instead of power like Universe 7 and 11. Befitting Universe 3ís plan of survival each member of their team was made for survivability in mind, in fact their floundering in the beginning may be to show off their power. To show that they arenít an a weak and easy elimination, but that they arenít so strong that they would be as high priority targets. Nigrisshi has modified his body with invisibility so he can launch a sneak attack or sit back and observe. Narirama as has shown he has suction cups to attach to the all, booster for mobility, disposable limbs for fake outs, a powerful laser as a desperation attack, and extendable claws to get back in the arena. Katopesla is the JackOfAllStats he JackOfAllStats. He has a mode change ability for versatility to catch opponents off guard with a new strategy or to exploit a flaw in the opponent's defense. The Preecho, outside of wings that might grant the power flight or glide and armour giving him some added defense, he hasnít displayed any significant ability. Viara is built as a StoneWall to survive and tire out opponents. Maji Kayo uses ConfusionFu with a gelatinous body that give gives some invulnerability and transformative powers to surprise opponents or snare them. Dr. Paparoni is the team strategist and controls the whole team at once for unity and coordination. Koitsukai serves as a recorder and analyzes opponents mid battle so Bollaratoand Bollarato and Panchia can tag team effectively. Koichiarator puts the might and combined knowledge together to make a powerful fighter. Aniraza is another desperation move with a lot of power and can adapt during his fight with new techniques and abilities. Teleportation Space rending punch to catch opponents of off guard, beamSpam beam spam to hit everyone, and SuperSenses to see all attacks coming.coming([[CallBack which was giant Bergamo's drawback]]). First he tries to ring out then when that doesnít work he tries to eat his opponents and when all else fail he grows wings to fly and attempts to destroy the arena so he will be the only fighter left in the ring. Universe 3 mainly fails when they chose to fight, but each of their other fighter fighters make note of the opponent's abilities.



** Furthermore, Android 17's only true weakness is dehydration. He, like a namek, has to drink water everyone once and while. He doesn't need to eat, unlike a namek he doesn't even need to sleep and he can't exhaust himself. While 17 could indeed hurt himself through overexertion, he could otherwise train much longer and harder than anyone else besides 18. The only natural advantage anyone else in ''Dragon Ball'' could have on him as far as training goes is regeneration, and even that uses up stamina so it's not a huge advantage. When 17 strains his body to it's limit all he has to do is switch to meditation while it recovers, effectively creating a nonstop loop of ki improvement only halted by water breaks and whatever else suits his fancy. 17 doesn't even have to contort his limbs into uncomfortable positions to ward off sleep while meditating. Why ''does'' Dende so frequently see 17 staring at the sky?
* While most(especially Tien) are still inferior to Vegeta and Goku even in base, and only three are comparable to them in blue, it doesn't change the fact that most of Universes 7's team suddenly seem a lot stronger than they used to and have ever been implied to be just in time for the tournament of power. Especially contrived when you consider they didn't even know the tournament of power was coming. But who were the last two main villains? An enemy Goku could beat but almost didn't simply because he and Vegeta were out bettering themselves while the rest of Earth's potential defenders stagnated, and a malicious murderer they didn't even know existed, killing them with Goku's body. If Majin Buu, who proved bad things requiring Goku like power can happen to Earth even when Goku's dead, and Beerus, who proved Goku literally performing a miracle might not be enough to save Earth, didn't seriously inspire the martial arts community to improve like never before, those last two should have.

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** Furthermore, Android 17's only true weakness is dehydration. He, like a namek, has to drink water everyone every once and while. He doesn't need to eat, unlike a namek he doesn't even need to sleep much if at all and he can't exhaust himself. While 17 could indeed hurt himself through overexertion, he could otherwise train much longer and harder than anyone else besides 18. The only natural advantage anyone else in ''Dragon Ball'' could have on him as far as training goes is regeneration, and even that uses up stamina so it's not a huge advantage. When 17 strains his body to it's limit all he has to do is switch to meditation while it recovers, effectively creating a nonstop loop of ki improvement only halted by water breaks, piss breaks and whatever else suits his fancy. 17 doesn't even have to contort his limbs into uncomfortable positions to ward off sleep while meditating. Why ''does'' Dende so frequently see 17 staring at the sky?
* While most(especially Tien) are still inferior to Vegeta and Goku even in base, when they aren't using super forms, and only three are comparable to them in blue, it doesn't change the fact that most of Universes 7's team suddenly seem a lot stronger than they used to and have ever been implied to be just in time for the tournament of power. Especially contrived when you consider they didn't even know the tournament of power was coming. But who were the last two main villains? An enemy Goku could beat but almost didn't simply because he and Vegeta were out bettering themselves while the rest of Earth's potential defenders stagnated, and a malicious murderer they didn't even know existed, killing them existed who killed billions with Goku's body. If Majin Buu, who proved bad things requiring Goku like power can happen to Earth even when Goku's dead, and Beerus, who proved Goku literally performing a miracle might not be enough to save Earth, didn't seriously inspire the martial arts community to improve like never before, those last two should have.have.
** Furthermore, the fact that the martial arts community was starting to get collectively stronger was foreshadowed, not only when Roshi fought the Freeza Force, but just before then when, despite being the weakest man there, lamented that Gohan wasn't training. Furthermore, the scene where Roshi, North Kaio and 18 argue over what to do with Earth's dragon balls at first seems to speak volumes of their civility, considering the huge gaps in power between the three based on the AnthropicPrincipal, but the anthropic principal is an inherent logical fallacy. The tournament of power still proved Roshi weaker than 18, but he had nonetheless continued to get stronger since his showing with against the Freeza Force. It's likely he didn't know was still weaker than 18.



* According to Goku lead-up to the Universal Survival arc, Good Buu was able to increase his power '''massively''' just by training for ''two hours''. The Majins' potential for growth is possibly greater than even Freeza's, but Good Buu [[BrilliantButLazy has no drive]]. Which begs the question: considering that he's immoral, intelligent, and actually ''does'' desire to get stronger, how powerful could Super Buu have potentially become if he won in the Buu arc?

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* According to Goku in the lead-up to the Universal Survival arc, Good Buu was able to increase his power '''massively''' just by training for ''two hours''. The Majins' potential for growth is possibly greater than even Freeza's, but Good Buu [[BrilliantButLazy has no drive]]. Which begs the question: considering that he's immoral, intelligent, and actually ''does'' desire to get stronger, how powerful could Super Buu have potentially become if he won in the Buu arc?



* Reading the CrapsaccharineWorld entry for ''Dragon Ball'', you realized just how dangerous and scary the Dragon World really is under its bright colors and DeathIsCheap nature. You had beings like Frieza and his family who ruled the universe, wiped out planets' populations for profit, and had creatures like the [[BloodKnight Saiyans]] who did their bidding. You had the Galactic Patrol who were powerless to stop them and they have Extinction Bombs that can wiped out an entire species at their disposal, which Jaco accidentally used once and only got scolded. You also had an EldritchAbomination who was as old as the universe itself that regularly destroyed planets once it woke up. And this is ''only'' in the mortal realm. In the realm of the gods, you have the Gods of Destruction who are all notoriously violent who can destroy your planet because it's their job, they're searching for something, or [[DisproportionateRetribution they didn't like the food]]. Now, you have the Kais, who are not supposed to interfere with mortals, who can [[spoiler: go rogue and decide that all [[KillAllHumans mortals need to die]] for the [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans good of the universe]] and slowly wipe out your population]]. And to top it all off, you have Zen-O who can wipe out the entire multiverse on a whim and has actually destroyed 6 universes in the past. Taking all this into account, Future Trunks' world is only the logical, more realistic conclusion of what Earth would be like without its ResetButton, powerful warriors, and its connection to the gods.

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* Reading the CrapsaccharineWorld entry for ''Dragon Ball'', you realized realize just how dangerous and scary the Dragon World really is under its bright colors and DeathIsCheap nature. You had beings like Frieza and his family who ruled the universe, wiped out planets' populations for profit, and had creatures like the [[BloodKnight Saiyans]] who did their bidding. You had the Galactic Patrol who were powerless to stop them them, and they have Extinction Bombs that can wiped wipe out an entire species at their disposal, which Jaco accidentally used once and only got scolded. You also had an EldritchAbomination who was as old as the universe itself that regularly destroyed planets once it woke up. And this is ''only'' in the mortal realm. In the realm of the gods, you have the Gods of Destruction who are all notoriously violent who can destroy your planet because it's their job, they're searching for something, or [[DisproportionateRetribution they didn't like the food]]. Now, you have the Kais, who are not supposed to interfere with mortals, who can [[spoiler: go rogue and decide that all [[KillAllHumans mortals need to die]] for the [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans good of the universe]] and slowly wipe out your population]]. And to top it all off, you have Zen-O Zen-O, who can wipe out the entire multiverse on a whim and has actually destroyed 6 universes in the past. Taking all this into account, Future Trunks' world is only the logical, more realistic conclusion of what Earth would be like without its ResetButton, powerful warriors, and its connection to the gods.

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