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God of Destruction (破壊神, Hakaishin, literal meaning "Destruction God")

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These are the gods who are in charge of destroying planets so the Gods of Creation can create new ones. Despite being violent, petty, and smug about their power, the Gods of Destruction are necessary to keep the balance of the universe. It is also their job to destroy mortals who misuse the knowledge of the gods for their own personal gain. How one becomes a God a Destruction isn't known, except that they're appointed to the position and that they may have been mortals.


  • Above Good and Evil: King Kai describes Beerus, and by extension the Gods of Destruction in general, in these terms. When Goku learns of their planet-busting job, he's quick to assume the Gods of Destruction are evil, but King Kai responds that Goku's thinking about it the wrong way: their "job" and the whole reason for their existence is to destroy things, and their destroying planets is necessary for the upholding of cosmic balance across the universe.
  • The Ace: From a fighting standpoint. All of them are the usually strongest in their universe outside of their angels, although according to Whis in the anime, there exists a mortal that cannot be beat by a God of Destruction. This particular God of Destruction is stronger than Beerus. Beerus tries to refute this, saying it was just one game of arm wrestling. The anime implies this character to be Belmod, though the manga states the God of Destruction who beat him was Quitela. In both continuities however, Jiren is stated to be stronger than Belmod.
  • Achilles' Heel: To kill them, just get rid of their Supreme Kai. While the Supreme Kais are powerful, they are nowhere near the level of Gods of Destruction and even some exceptionally strong mortals. Goku Black eliminated everyone (sans Shin and Beerus in the Super manga, who were killed by Dabura) through this knowledge so no god would intervene in the Zero Mortals Plan.
  • Ape Shall Never Kill Ape: The Gods of Destruction are forbidden from fighting one another, let alone killing each other, beyond brief spats. This is because any fight between two of them would destroy their universes, as demonstrated when a brief spat between Beerus and Champa causes everything around them to desiccate in an expanding bubble. The Grand Minister does allow them to fight in the World of Void, since they won't damage anything but the stage. In the manga, they even fight a 12 God free-for-all in place of the Zeno Expo Match.
  • Armor of Invincibility: Their aura will automatically destroy any attack that touches them unless it has enough power behind it. As in, "powerful enough to match a God of Destruction one-on-one," which means almost no one is capable of even touching them, let alone doing actual damage.
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: They rule equally to the Supreme Kai of their universe and they're the strongest creatures in their universe outside of the angels. If Whis' comments in Battle of Gods and Toppo are any indication, any mortal can be chosen as a potential new god for training so long as they are strong enough.
  • Balance Between Good and Evil: Well, between Creation and Destruction. The universes that work best seem to have a Supreme Kai and God of Destruction that work well together, while the lower rank ones have discord between them.
  • Blue-and-Orange Morality:
    • Given their job is to destroy people and things for the good of the universe, they have this to a degree. For one, according to Whis, having a temper is inherent to them, and it's shown having too much concern about what they destroy can be negative to their job, as shown by the indecisive Sidra (though it can also be positive, as shown by Arak, who makes sure to thoroughly investigate what he has to destroy and has the third-highest mortal level). It's worth considering that, since by the time the Gods of Destruction were introduced, it was long-confirmed that there's an afterlife in Dragon Ball, Gods of Destruction of course view killing large numbers of people differently than a mortal (who might not be aware of the afterlife's existence) would. While they can destroy a person's soul and remove them from existence completely, so far we've seen them do so sparingly and usually to very evil people.
    • If Vegeta's Ultra Ego form he gained from Beerus is any indication, their power of destruction literally requires enjoying destruction and fighting to work at it's best.
  • Can't Live Without You: Their lives are tied to the Supreme Kai of their universe.
  • Cessation of Existence: The Energy of Destruction they possess completely destroys whatever it hits, leaving no trace. For living things, this includes their souls.
  • Cosmic Entity: Each God of Destruction provides a necessary function of their universe, destroying worlds so new ones can be created in their place.
  • Creative Sterility: Beerus has this to say on the subject, "destroyers don't create".
  • Deader Than Dead: Using the Hakai, a God of Destruction can kill a mortal and their soul, preventing any resurrection.
  • Deity of Human Origin: It is implied that the Gods of Destruction start out as normal mortals before being promoted to godhood. Both Goku and Vegeta have been offered the job by Whis, and Toppo is considered a God of Destruction candidate. Who they were before becoming gods is utterly unknown. The only thing known is that both Beerus and Champa, who are brothers, were offered the job millions of years ago. Episode 125 reveals that a God Of Destruction candidate can ascend to the position after training with an Angel and choosing to become a God of Destruction. At which point, they gain all the powers of a God of Destruction when they ascend.
  • Destroyer Deity: The God of Destruction. It's their job to destroy planets for the sake of cosmic balance. They're also supposed to destroy evildoers.
    Beerus: Before creation, there must come destruction..
  • The Dreaded: They're supposed to be this since they can directly interfere with mortals, unlike the Supreme Kais. It is part of their duty to destroy evil mortals who misused the knowledge of the gods. Shenron, the Earth's Eternal Dragon, has been shown to be afraid of Beerus. Unfortunately, gods like Beerus, Champa, Rumsshi are too lazy to do their jobs. Sidra isn't lazy, but he's very indecisive which drags his universe's mortal ranking into the dirt.
  • Edible Theme Naming: All of the Gods of Destruction are puns on alcoholic beverages. Same applies for their angels.
  • Evil Is Petty: Many Gods of Destruction have a habit of destroying things for minor, petty reasons, like Beerus blowing up planets for being served substandard food. However, it should be noted this is not how they should behave, as the top Gods of Destruction are described as being ruthless, but not indiscriminate or petty in their duties.
  • Gentle Touch vs. Firm Hand: The Firm Hand to the Supreme Kais' Gentle Touch. One of their duties is destroying any mortals who dare abuse the knowledge the Supreme Kais teach them.
  • God Job: The Gods of Destruction are appointed to their duties and can be replaced as necessary.
  • God of Evil: They come off as this since it is their job to destroy planets and most of them are quite violent and petty, though it should be noted the ones that actually do their job are much more measured from their bios.
  • The Gods Must Be Lazy: A major issue with many of the Gods of Destruction. Beerus, Champa, and Rumsshi are specifically stated extremely lazy about doing their jobs. Beerus just wants to sleep and eat, Champa won't even destroy his own planets (he gets his assistant angel Vados to do it instead) and often spends his time looking for Super Dragon Balls when he isn't eating, and Rumsshi just can't be bothered. This has a severe impact on their universe's mortal level.
  • Good Is Not Nice: They work together with their Supreme Kais to bring balance to the universe, but are also extremely temperamental, petty, and some won't even do their jobs and even threaten their own Supreme Kai. At the same time, it is shown that being a Nice Guy isn't a good trait to have as a God of Destruction. Part of the reason why Sidra is bad at his job is that he's too nice to destroy what is needed and feels bad about the things he does destroy. Judging by the four top Gods of Destruction, the ideal God of Destruction embodies this trope by being ruthless, but not petty.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Whis describes this as a trait of the Gods of Destruction. So far, we have only seen Beerus and Champa with horrible tempers.
  • Heroic Comedic Sociopath: While they do have sociopathic tendencies, none of the Gods of Destruction are truly evil. Destroying planets is their job, and necessary to maintain universal balance.
  • Inexplicably Awesome: Why the Gods of Destruction are so powerful compared to everyone else and how they became gods in the first place is still a mystery.
  • Jerkass God: All the Gods of Destruction we get to know in any detail show some level of being a Jerkass.
  • Long-Lived: Despite being gods, they're not immortal. They will eventually die of old age and need to be replaced.
  • A Lighter Shade of Black: While all of them are morally questionable to some extent, there is no evil God of Destruction. At their worst, they're petty Jerkass Gods who will destroy a planet if something annoys them.
  • Man Behind the Man: Throughout the Tournament of Power, it's been shown that Belmod, Heles, and Mosco have been directing their team through their signature warriors. Belmod and Heles have used telepathy to communicate with Jiren and Heles respectively, while Mosco has transmitted signals to Dr. Paparoni to instruct his warriors.
  • Mind over Matter: Iwan, Arak, and Liquiir have been shown to manipulate Katchi-Katchin to repair the damaged arena that they were sparring at earlier. It's implied that other Gods of Destruction have this ability too.
  • Morality Chain: Their angels, both in the normal sense of the trope and in being placed there to restrain their companions. If ever a God of Destruction did inconceivably 'go rogue', commit the taboo of fighting another God of Destruction, or lose control of their powers, their angel would step in to personally shut them down to preserve that universe.
  • Mysterious Past: Almost nothing is known about any God of Destruction other than that they may have been mortals at one point.
  • Necessarily Evil: They destroy planets, which can be seen as evil by most people. However, destruction is necessary for new life to begin. They are also supposed to destroy mortals who misuse their knowledge. The ones that are better at their jobs treat their destruction as this and don't go to the petty extremes of the worse ones.
  • Omniscient Morality License: Most Gods of Destruction feel as though they can do as they please within their own universe so long as they don't attack their Kai counterparts or destroy the universe. While essentially true, it means most gods have a sense of authority that can verge on pettiness rather than a sense of duty to their job to do in maximizing mortal life in their respective universe. It comes to a head in the Tournament of Power.
  • One-Hit Kill: Their "Hakai" ("Destroy") ability instantly vaporizes whatever they use it on, from a single being to an entire city. There's no beam or ball of energy. They simply aim their palm at a target and the effect is instantaneous. Mortals hit by this technique are destroyed down to the soul and cannot be resurrected. Beerus uses it to kill the present version of Zamasu as well as Dr. Mashirito's ghost that was annoying him. Sidra uses it to obliterate an entire city whose inhabitants were causing chaos after learning of the Tournament of Power. In the manga, Belmod even uses it to kill a harem clown who was being rude to Marcarita. In the manga, Goku is able to copy this technique, but it's not as efficient and the target, who can regenerate, makes him back off by using Future Mai as Human Shield before he can finish. However, as powerful as this technique is, it has an implied weakness according to the anime (and explicit in the manga): it can't kill immortal beings, due to the instant regeneration of the target, meaning Fused Zamasu truly is above a God of Destruction in this regard.
  • Our Gods Are Different: Unlike the Kais, the Gods of Destruction are not born gods. They are appointed to the position and may have been mortals at one point. Their lives are also linked to the Gods of Creation. If their Kai dies, they die with them despite their vast power.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: It's been stated that it's part of their job to deliver justice onto evil mortals who misuse the knowledge given to them by the gods. Part of the reason why Universe 7 is in its current condition is because Beerus was too lazy to do his job. He should have killed Majin Buu before he wiped out most of the Supreme Kais and left his universe with only the Incompletely Trained Shin. He also should have handled Frieza, but he not only allowed his behavior, he encouraged it by approving Frieza's genocide of the Saiyans over a petty grudge.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: It comes with the territory when your duty requires planetary destruction. They're so powerful that fighting one another would destroy both their universes as a mere side effect of their blows.
  • Physical God: Of course. They're not called "Gods of Destruction" for nothing. It is a requirement for them to be the strongest in their respective universe. Goku and Toppo are mortals that have been considered potential Gods of Destruction, and even Toppo isn't the strongest in his universe.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: The ideal God of Destruction should act like this on the job, only destroying exactly what is needed to make their universe a better place, personal feelings be damned. Most of the Destroyers in the lower ranked universes like Beerus tend to let their feelings, biases, and Skewed Priorities rule them.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Their aura is purple, and they are among the most powerful beings in the multiverse.
  • Really 700 Years Old: All of them are thousands if not millions of years old, but none of them look it.
  • Signature Move: "Hakai" ("Destroy"), a One-Hit Kill ability that's part the Gods of Destruction moveset. They extend their palm at a target, say the word, and it is slowly and completely destroyed. Any mortal hit by it is destroyed down to the soul. Zamasu, Dr. Mashirito (as a ghost), and even an entire city have all fallen victim to it. The user can, however, control the lengths the technique goes to.
  • Smug Super: There is no God of Destruction who isn't aware of how powerful they are. Even Sidra will invoke his will if pressed.
  • The Sociopath: Almost all of them have some type of sociopathic trait about them. Then again, this may be necessary since their job is to destroy things, which includes mortals, and having too much empathy can impair them like Sidra.
  • Surprisingly Realistic Outcome: Choosing people to become Gods of Destruction based on strength is all good when you need to be able to destroy anything if necessary, but it seems other important factors like dedication to the job and good judgement were forgotten in the interview process. As such, all the Gods of Destruction are roughly as powerful as each other, but their competence on the other hand is all over the place.
  • Theme Naming: All of them are named after various alcoholic beverages.
  • Top God: Their only equal are the Supreme Kais of their universe. They're supposed to work together to bring peace and balance.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Out of all of the Gods (minus Heles), only two actually wear shirts. The rest of them do not wear shirts at all and just wear some Egyptian looking attire on their shoulders. Mule is shirtless and when Toppo chooses to become a God of Destruction, he's shirtless.
  • World's Best Warrior: The Gods of Destruction are considered to be the best warriors in their respective universe since they are trained by the angels (who are the best martial artists in the series) to do their job. Beerus specifically is extremely well trained and can disable his opponent without killing them or doing permanent damage using pressure points.
  • World's Strongest Man: The Gods of Destruction are usually the strongest beings in their respective universe aside from their angel attendants. According to Whis, however, there are cases where there are mortals who surpass the gods. Toppo, for example, is a candidate to become the next God of Destruction, yet Jiren is considered stronger than him.

    All Angels in general 

Angels (天使, Tenshi)

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The angel are the attendants of the Gods of Destruction. It is their job to train, guide, and keep the Gods of Destruction under control. They also train mortals who can become successors of the Gods of Destruction. Little is known about the angels outside of them being stronger than any god in the series except for Zeno.


  • The Ace: Even more than the Gods of Destruction themselves.
  • All-Powerful Bystander: All the angels are this with their purpose being guiding and training the Gods of Destruction or mortals who can become Gods of Destruction some day. They directly interfere every blue moon.
  • Alien Non-Interference Clause: The angels are forbidden from directly interfering in the affairs of mortals, though the definition of such is somewhat nebulous. They can use their powers freely in service of their God of Destruction, train mortals for petty reasons (Whis doing it for food, for example), and generally have wide latitude so long as they aren't using their full power to benefit a specific party. Merus comes pretty close to violating this code by trying to assist in Moro's defeat, forcing Whis to rein him in, and then actually violates it by personally fighting Moro at full power. Angels who violate the code are erased from existence completely, this being the only way to destroy them.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: All angels shown so far have blue skin.
  • Badass Family: The Grand Minister is the father of all the angels, and all of them are the strongest characters in the Multiverse.
  • Can't Live Without You: They will cease to function if their God of Destruction is killed, until a new god appears. Since Mojito and Kusu are seemingly unaffected by their god and universe being wiped out, this may simply mean that they cannot interfere if their god isn't around to give orders.
  • Celibate Hero: It is stated that since the Angels are dispatched by Zeno to look after their respective Gods Of Destruction, therefore no angels would be fond of their God to the point of romance. This is particularly enforced by Toriyama to Toyotaro as the latter originally intended to have both Belmod and Marcarita acting like lovers before Toriyama had him to change it, which caused the first scene of the manga to be changed from Marcarita feeding Belmod to him being fed by other maidens.
  • Cessation of Existence: Angels who violate the rule against interfering in mortal affairs are wiped from existence.
  • The Chooser of The One: They can choose a candidate to train as a God of Destruction.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: They exist to keep the Gods of Destruction under control. This is really seen with Whis and Vados who often keep Beerus and Champa from fighting and destroying their universes. Overall, however, the angels let their gods do what they want as long as they don't go too far.
  • Combo Platter Powers: They have Super Speed fast enough to cross a universe in minutes, Super Strength powerful enough to knock out Gods of Destruction with ease, Reality Warping, instant Healing Hands up to full blown resurrection, mastery of combat via Ultra Instinct, and the ability to rewind time in the universe three minutes backwards.
  • Crystal Ball: The orb on their staff can see anywhere and anywhen (into the past) in any universe or realm they please. Vados uses this to find the Earth of Universe 6 and see into its past to determine how it was destroyed.
  • Divine Delegation: They are servants of the Top God Zeno, sent down to guide the lower Gods of Destruction and Creation.
  • Divine Ranks: Though they serve the Gods of Destruction they are actually higher ranked than them, but lower than Zeno.
  • Edible Theme Naming: All of the Angels names are puns on alcoholic beverages. Same applies for the Gods of Destruction.
  • God Is Neutral: They're only there to guide, nothing more. If any problems arise, it's the duty of the lower gods to show what they've learned from the angels and take care of it themselves.
  • Healing Hands: They can heal someone instantly with a wave of their staff, or outright resurrect them.
  • Holy Halo: All of them have a halo around their necks except for the Grand Minister, who has his behind his head.
  • Hyper-Competent Sidekick: All of the angels serve as attendants to their respective Gods of Destruction and technically work for them. However, all of them are far more powerful than the Gods of Destruction they work for and they can give an intervening order if the god steps out of line.
  • Immortality Begins at Twenty: Implied. The Grand Minister is the oldest angel but looks even younger than his children.
  • Inexplicably Awesome: The angels are much stronger than the Gods of Destruction who are supposed to be the strongest creatures in their respective universes. They also have Reality Warping abilities that put them on par with the Supreme Kais. Why that is the case, we may never know.
  • Lack of Empathy: The angels appear to follow some sort of Blue-and-Orange Morality, even more than the Gods of Destruction: the angels will not really care about the destruction of planets, or the gods killing someone on sight, just as long as they work properly. It is only until someone starts screwing with their order of things that they will directly intervene (Example: A Supreme Kai apprentice trying to kill his master). The angels, however, can grow to like their co-workers, like Cus from Universe 10 who grew fond of Rumshii. In the end, while aloof and amoral, angels aren't evil.
  • Magic Staff: All of them carry a staff with a ringed orb on top. Waving it around allows them to warp reality, it contains a pocket dimension they can use to store anything, and the orb has Crystal Ball properties that allow them to look anywhere they please and peer into the past. The Grand Minister can do the same without a staff, so it's not clear if the staff is actually necessary for their powers to work.
  • The Mentor: Their real purpose is to advise the gods of each universe so they can better perform their duties. They also train both Gods of Destruction and their successors.
  • Minor Major Character: Some of the angels get very little characterization or focus, with some exceptions, despite being the guides of the Gods of Destruction and being stronger than them. This, however, is justified: they are to remain neutral in the grand scheme of things, only training the Gods of Destructions and making sure they don't go rogue. They can avoid the destruction of the universe and its inhabitants during the Universe Survival Saga, meaning there will be a lack of focus on them, since the saga focuses more on the mortals and the gods who are trying to survive the Tournament of Power. Several angels don't even speak a single word in the anime nor do we even show their reaction when the gods of their respective universes are erased.
  • Mysterious Past: Very little is known about them or how they came to be. What little is known is that:
    • They have a home planet, with Whis saying there is a bird called "jiru-jiru" on it, at least going by the Super manga.
    • They all know each other, with the Grand Minister being Vados and Whis' father.
  • Mystical White Hair: They all have white hair. It might have something to do with Ultra Instinct, since Goku also gets white hair once he achieves the true Ultra Instinct, which is credited to his training with Whis.
  • No Badass to His Valet: None of the angels care if their charge is a God of Destruction. They can and will talk about them and even troll them. It helps that they are much stronger than their respective gods.
  • Our Angels Are Different: The angels of the Dragon Ball series have no wings, and are blue-skinned, white-haired humanoids who are more powerful than the gods they serve. They also have halos on their necks, with the exception of the Grand Minister, who has them on his head.
  • Physical God: While they're not true gods, the angels fit every other classification for this trope, being far more powerful than the actual gods they serve.
  • Really 700 Years Old: The angels are just as old if not older than the Gods of Destruction. Not one of them look a day over thirty with some of the angels appearing to be pre-teens or teenagers.
  • Reality Warper: From what we have seen, all angels have Pocket Dimensions so they can endlessly store stuff, can find anything and communicate with their staffs, can seemingly create stuff from nowhere like a Supreme Kai, and Whis specifically can rewind time by three minutes.
  • Reset Button: They can rewind time by three minutes on a universal scale if their God of Destruction goes too far by destroying something they shouldn't.
  • Strong and Skilled: Angels are the strongest beings in their respective universes, but are also martial arts masters that train the Gods of Destructions they serve. In particular, they have complete mastery of the vaunted Ultra Instinct, which puts their fighting skills beyond everyone else in the multiverse, but without any of the nasty side effects Goku has to deal with.
  • Superior Species: They're older, smarter, stronger, and better than every species ever, mortal and divine alike.
  • The Greatest Style: Ultra Instinct, not quite a fighting style so much as a mental state which lets one's body defend and fight on its own. Mastering it raises one's fighting skills beyond anything they could achieve with conscious thought, but it's so hard to accomplish that not even the Gods of Destruction are capable of easily achieving it, so only the Angels can consistently use it.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Six of the formerly 18 universes' angels are unaccounted for, given the Grand Minister wouldn't let his own children to die. While it's easy to assume the six Gods of Destruction and Supreme Kais perish in those universes, what happened to those angels makes their fates ambiguous.
  • World's Best Warrior: Played With. Overall, the angels are the best fighters in the series since they personally train the Gods of Destruction and their successors. At the same time, none of them personally fight outside of training. According to the Super manga, the angels can only train and guide. They must remain neutral in everything else, though at the same time, Whis seems to be breaking the letter of that law since he isn't really neutral outside of not fighting.
  • World's Strongest Man: While the Gods of Destruction are officially the strongest beings in their respective universe with few exceptions, the angels are far stronger than them. Whis and Vados can disable Beerus and Champa with light taps.
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    All Supreme Kais in general 

Supreme Kai (界王神, Kaiōshin, literal meaning "World King God") / God of Creation (創造神, Sōzōshin)

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The Gods of Creation who balance the temperamental Gods of Destruction. Their job is to create new planets and life, and guide mortals to the correct path. Their job, however, is strictly limited to watching and guiding. They cannot harm mortals, even evil ones, unless it's an emergency. That falls onto the Gods of Destruction, if they do their job properly.

Unlike the Gods of Destruction, the Kais are born gods who come from fruit from the Supreme World of the Kais. They are of the Shin-jin ("Core People") race, but are distinguished from other members of the Shinjin by the fact that they're born from golden fruit instead of regular ones (the ones born from regular fruit become attendants or lesser Kais). Being born to a golden fruit doesn't guarantee status as a Supreme Kai off the bat; they can ascend through special circumstances. According to the Super Exciting Guide, occasionally there are delinquent Shinjin with evil hearts in the process of becoming Kais or Supreme Kais, and they go to be with the Makaio (“Demon Realm Kings”; apparently the Demon Realm answer to the Kais, though Toriyama doesn’t explain the term). The Supreme Kais are accompanied by attendants (also Shinjin/Core People), and whoever starts to train in the path of becoming a Supreme Kai, gains healing powers according to the Super manga.


  • Achilles' Heel: They're the walking talking heels of both the Gods of Destruction and the Angels. Despite being the weakest in a set, getting rid of them would cause the deaths of their God of Destruction and lead to the Angel's cease of function.
  • Alien Non-Interference Clause:
    • Unlike the Gods of Destruction, the Supreme Kais are not supposed to directly interfere with the lives of mortals, only to be a guiding force. Even evil mortals are left to the Gods of Destruction to deal with, much to Zamasu's disgust.
    Zamasu: Are we only to watch over them? When I was invited here, I thought I would learn justice from you [Gowasu]. But is the gods' "justice" purely watching others?!
    • This isn't entirely accurate, however, as the top four Supreme Kais are shown to handle planning and work with their Gods of Destruction to govern their universe. A Supreme Kai isn't supposed to be entirely hands off.
  • Always Lawful Good: They serve as the benevolent gods of the multiverse, tasked with creating new life and guiding mortals along the righteous path. At least, that is what they're supposed to be. As shown with Zamasu and Rō, the Supreme Kais can be just as bad (if not worse) than the Gods of Destruction.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: The Kais' color vary from purple, green, yellow, pink, and blue.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: While their raw power pales in comparison to the Gods of the Destruction, the Supreme Kais are stronger than the lower Kais that they manage. Zamasu was specifically chosen to become the successor Supreme Kai of U10 because of his fighting talents and pure heart.
  • Big Good: What they're suppose to be if they do their jobs well. However, this is Averted with Zamasu who becomes a Satanic Archetype.
  • Bishōnen Line: The regular Kais, while still humanoid with multiple color variations, have been shown in the anime and manga to a lack of nose with the exception of the Grand Kai who looks like an elderly human with pointy ears, and a need to wear eyewear at all times, with the partial exception of the West Kai. The Supreme Kais on the other hand, have been shown to all look like diminutive humans with pointy ears and drastic color variations in skin with their human eyes exposed. They're naturally stronger than a regular Kai with certain Supreme Kai like Zamasu being the strongest shown so far, having stature and size comparable to an average human male.
  • Can't Live Without You: Their lives are tied to the God of Destruction of their universe.
  • Delinquent Hair: Most of them have hair that by human standards would be the one wore by delinquents, like Shin, Zamasu, Gowasu, and Kuru who have Mohawks, but this is subverted, since they are not delinquents, they are godly beings born from godly fruits.
  • Depending on the Writer: How the Potara earrings, fusions, and the Supreme Kai title is handled is a bit different between mediums. In the manga, the Supreme Kai is promoted by wearing Potara earrings, which is a clue to Goku Black's identity. At the same time, however, just putting on the earring isn't enough to make one a Supreme Kai since the Potara Fusion isn't permanent as Zamasu usurped the role by killing Gowasu. In the anime, just by wearing the Potara earrings are enough to become a Supreme Kai since Zamasu's fusion didn't have any setback.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Most of the Supreme Kais are referred to by their title, instead of their name. This is why Shin's real name wasn't revealed until Super. In the manga, Gowasu wasn't referred to by his name for many years until Whis and Beerus visit him.
    Gowasu: It's been a long time since anyone called me by that name.
  • Gentle Touch vs. Firm Hand: The Gentle Touch to the Gods of Destruction's Firm Hand. One of their duties is educating mortals with knowledge and wisdom to improve their lives.
  • God Is Good: The Supreme Kais are supposed to balance out the more temperamental Gods of Destruction, create new planets, and promote mortal life. However, that doesn't keep them from being petty, Jerkass Gods like Rō, or outright murderous like Zamasu.
  • God Is Inept: To various extents. Some are in no way inept at all, like Anato. Gowasu's biggest problem was trusting Zamasu, and some like Cae focus on promoting one aspect over others, which hurts their mortal level. Poor Shin was thrust into the position after Majin Buu killed everyone above him, and still doesn't know quite how to do his job. Roh is the worst, being a petty Jerkass who lords over the other Kais, despite his universe having the lowest mortal level.
  • The Gods Must Be Lazy: They come off as this since they won't directly interfere with mortal's affairs outside of emergencies like Majin Buu. However, as Gowasu points out, the Supreme Kais are not supposed to touch the creation. Their job is to guide mortals to the right path and if they misused their knowledge, the Gods of Destruction deals with them. Beerus though in the Zeno Expo states that Supreme Kais are supposed to interact with mortals and guide them and berates Shin for not doing so, while other Supreme Kais are seen interacting with mortals before the Tournament of Power, indicating it may vary depending on each Supreme Kai's style. Regardless, the best Surpreme Kais are shown to work very closely with their Gods of Destruction.
  • Long-Lived: Despite being gods, they're not immortal. They will eventually die of old age and need to be replaced, but only after several millions of years.
  • No Biological Sex: All Core People have genders but not any reproductive organs associated with them.
  • Obstructive Code of Conduct: The Kais are forbidden to directly interfere in mortal affairs; their job is to watch over the mortals and guide them to the right path. Zamasu is disgusted with this policy and views it as nothing more than laziness. However, the more competent Supreme Kais find ways to work more directly or with their Gods of Destruction.
  • Our Gods Are Different: They are the only naturally born gods in the series since they come from magical fruits of the Kaiju, magical trees in the World of the Kai, although lower Kais can be promoted to Supreme Kais. They also have mystical abilities like being able to create objects out of air, some can heal, unleash the hidden power in others, and have access to permanent fusion through the Potara earrings. Their lives are also linked to the Gods of Destruction, however, since the Gods of Destruction are so much more powerful than the Kais, it's far easier to kill them.
  • Physical God: The Kais are born gods unlike the Gods of Destruction who are heavily hinted to have been mortals at one point. On top of generally being very powerful in raw strength and energy output, they have unique abilities like healing, making objects appear out of nowhere, creating new planets and stars, and can teleport anywhere in the lower realms.
  • The Power of Creation: They create and guide new life and planets.
  • Really 700 Years Old: The Kais can live for millions of years and they all appear youthful except for Old Kai who got his appearance because he merged with an old witch.
  • Teleportation: All the Supreme Kais know Instant Movement. This allows them to teleport anywhere in the lower realms and even Zeno's palace.
  • Thou Shall Not Kill: Similar to the Gods of Destruction's Creative Sterility, the Supreme Kais are not allowed to kill or otherwise harm their creations.
  • Top God: Their only equal are the Gods of Destruction of their universe. They're supposed to work together to bring peace and balance.

First Universe

    Iwan 

Iwan (イワン, Iwan)

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/iwan.png
Voiced by (Japanese): Yasuhiro Mamiya
Voiced by (English): Josh Martin
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish): Jaime Vega

Iwan is the God of Destruction of Universe 1. A competent God of Destruction of the universe with the highest mortal level.

He was designed by Toyotarō.


  • The Ace: Although he is this by default since he is a God of Destruction, he stands out among the rest since he had the highest mortal ranking across all twelves universes.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Looks like a giant ball of fur with arms and legs, but is the strongest god in his universe. More so, his universe has the highest mortal level out of all of them, suggesting that Iwan does a damn good job too.
  • Edible Theme Naming: The official manga spelling Iwne is an anagram of wine, given the Gods' alcohol theme. Iwan is more sound-based rather than spelling-based anagram. Before the official name was revealed, the fans called him (and still do, to an extent) "Iwen".
  • God Is Good: Possibly. According to one of the scans, Universe 1 consists only of mortals and races which are nobly spirited, suggesting that Iwan only destroys those who are evil.
  • Informed Attribute: Is said to look like the god Shiva on the Toei website. Maybe under all that fur?
  • Killer Rabbit: He's a cute little ball of fluff that looks more adorable than threatening. He's also one of the two most powerful beings in the most powerful universe in the entire Dragon Ball multiverse. It's telling that he is the first God of Destruction who volunteers to test out (read: wreck) the Tournament of power's ring.
  • Minor Major Character: While he is a God of Destruction, he is from one of the four universes that can skip the Tournament of Power for doing a good job with the Mortal life quality.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: The shortest of the Gods of Destruction by far. That doesn't change the fact that from all the universes, his universe has the highest mortal level.

    Awamo 

Awamo (アワモ)

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The angel serving Iwan. A happy looking chubby angel.


  • Acrofatic: A pretty chubby angel. Considering universe 12 is the twin universe of 1, the twelfth angel seems like a female version of him.
  • Edible Theme Naming: Awamo's name is a pun of a type of alcohol, like with all the Gods of Destruction and Angels. Awamo's name is a pun of the alcoholic drink: Awamori.
  • Hyper-Awareness: "he can sense everything".
  • Minor Major Character: While he is an angel, he is from one of the four universes that can skip the Tournament of Power for doing a good job with the Mortal life quality. As a matter of fact, his universe has the highest quality of life.

    Anato 

Anato (アナト, Anato)

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/anat_4.png
Voiced by (Japanese): Yusei Oda
Voiced by (English): Chris Burnett
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish): Miguel Ángel Ruiz

The Supreme Kai of the universe with the highest mortal level. Has a gentle smile.


  • Bishōnen: So far, the most androgynous-looking Supreme Kai in the show, and that's saying something.
  • Can't Live Without You: Like most Supreme Kais, his life is linked to the God of Destruction. He will die if Iwan dies, and vice versa.
  • Combat Commentator: After all of the competing universes bar Universe 7 and 11 are eliminated, Anato serves as the token outsider commentator over Goku and Jiren's fights. He seems especially invested in their actions compared to the other godly spectators from the four exempt universes.
  • Only Sane Man: He is one of the few divine beings who realizes Goku is the only reason the lower universes have a chance at surviving at all.
  • Only Six Faces: He doesn't look that different from Shin, besides being taller and with a more feminine color palette.
  • Minor Major Character: While he is a Supreme Kai, he is from one of the four universes that can skip the Tournament of Power for doing a good job with the Mortal life quality. Considering his universe has the highest mortal level, he is doing a great job with it. However, out of all of the deities from the exempt universes, he seems to have the most speaking roles, spectating the tournament and Goku's actions within it.
  • Smug Super: Has shades of this when speaking about lower universes. Considering that he manages his own universe best of all Kais, that's understandable. He seems to grow out of this towards the end of the Tournament of Power as he takes notice of the combatants' cunning and tenacity as well as their strength.
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Second Universe

See Dragon Ball Universe 2

Third Universe

See Dragon Ball Universe 3

Fourth Universe

See Dragon Ball Universe 4

Fifth Universe

    Arak 

Arak (アラク, Araku)

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Voiced by (Japanese) Taishi Murata
Voiced by (English): Orion Pitts
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish): Jesse Conde

The God of Destruction of Universe 5. Thoroughly investigates what he should target for destruction. Tries to expand his universe potential with a minimal amount of destruction. His universe has the third-highest mortal level.

He was designed by Toyotarō.


  • Edible Theme Naming: Shares his name with a Middle Eastern/North African alcoholic drink.
  • Expy: Arak's design looks very similar to both E.T. and Scrafty, a Pokémon from Generation V which also happens to be part-Fighting-Type.
  • Foil: To Sidra. Both are the benevolent token good teammates of the Gods of Destruction, and generally don't like to cause destruction without reason. The difference is, Sidra is indecisive and gets depressed whenever he has to destroy something, which caused him to poorly manage his universe. Arak, on the other hand, recognizes his work is necessary, and thoroughly investigates what should be destroyed for the benefit of the universe as a whole, which causes his universe to be the third-highest in mortal level and therefore considered properly managed.
  • God Is Good: Thoroughly investigates what should be destroyed and tries to expand his universe's potential with the minimal amount of destruction, thus making him one of the more benevolent and reasonable Gods of Destruction.
  • Gonk: Just look at him. He is even weirder looking than Monaka.
  • Meaningful Name: His name is based on a North African alcoholic drink, and very fittingly, Arak looks like some sort of carved African deity.
  • Minor Major Character: While he is a God of Destruction, he is from one of the four universes that can skip the Tournament of Power for doing a good job with the Mortal life quality.
  • Necessarily Evil: Is very dedicated to limiting his destruction to this, and apparently devotes thought and investigation into what needs destroyed. Given he's got the third-best universe in the multiverse, it's hard to argue with the results.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Apparently is quite thoughtful and thoroughly investigates things before destroying them, and actively desires the least amount of destruction as possible to promote mortal growth.
    • His interest in avoiding destructive behavior is seen with his reluctance to join the battle between Liquiir and Iwan, though he eventually sighs and relents when pressed.
  • Token Good Teammate: He's notable for thinking through what he destroys and trying hard not to destroy anything unnecessarily. Given the ranking of his universe, one can't argue with the results.

    Cukatail 

Cukatail (クカテル, Kukateru)

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An angel that watches over their excellent God of Destruction and the Supreme Kai, and tries to learn from their knowledge.


  • Ambiguous Gender: Rather hilariously, Toei's profile on indicates Cukatail as a female, in spite of Cukatail's very masculine look. While it could have been an error, it's the only official indication of gender.
  • The Big Guy: Physically the most imposing of the angels.
  • Edible Theme Naming: Like all Gods of Destruction and Angels, their name is a pun of a type of alcohol. Cukatail's name is a pun of the alcoholic drink: Cocktail.
  • Minor Major Character: Cukatail is from one of the four universes that can skip the Tournament of Power for doing a good job with the Mortal life quality.
  • Token Good Teammate: Possibly. Whereas the rest of the angels are either indifferent or find humor in the erasure of Universe Nine, Cukatail was the only one to look remotely stunned.

    Ogma 

Ogma (オグマ, Oguma)

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ogma.png
Voiced by (Japanese): Megumi Urawa
Voiced by (English): Leah Clark
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish): Isabel Martiñón

The Supreme Kai of Universe 5. A gentle god who values a balance of knowledge and power.


  • Black Bead Eyes: She has the same eyes design as Puar.
  • Can't Live Without You: Her life is linked with the God of Destruction. If he dies, so does she.
  • God Is Good: In this case, one of the gods that is good. It helps she is from one of the universes not involved in the Tournament of Power.
  • Minor Major Character: She is from one of the four universes that can skip the Tournament of Power for doing a good job with the Mortal life quality.
  • Nervous Wreck: She can't help but think what it would be like if their universe were on the line during the tournament, and can't believe Arak can stay calm.
  • Nice Girl: Described as a gentle god who values knowledge and power.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Downplayed. She’s not the first female supreme kai to be introduced in the franchise (West Supreme Kai and The Supreme Kai Of Time are also female), but so far, she’s the only one (that we know of) that has the position of being the “main” supreme kai of a universe (as in being the supreme god of creation of her entire universe with a god of destruction counterpart).

Sixth Universe

See Dragon Ball Universe 6

Seventh Universe/"Our Universe"

See Dragon Ball Universe 7

Eighth Universe

    Liquiir 

Liquiir (リキール, Rikiiru)

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/liquir_7.png
Voiced by (Japanese): Daisuke Kishio
Voiced by (English): Dallas Reid
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish): Benjamín Rivera

Liquiir is the God of Destruction of Universe 8. He lives to eliminate defects in his Supreme Kai's plans and strictly destroys anyone that lowers his universe mortal level. A very competent God of Destruction with a high level of mortal life in his universe, being the fourth-highest.

He was designed by Toyotarō.


  • Edible Theme Naming: Following the Theme Naming of the Gods of Destruction, his name is a play on an alcoholic drink, namely liqueur.
  • Fantastic Foxes: An anthropomorphic tall slender fox god with multiple tails.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While he is quick to brag about his universe's superiority (brought on by a harsh Zero Tolerance policy where he destroys anyone who brings his universe's rank down) and has a competitive streak, after the destruction of Universe 9, he is seen from behind looking at where they had previously been seated. He is standing up when he was seated just before, a fist clenched and his muscles tensed. His body language indicates shock, horror, and anger at the turn of events; he may have felt superior, but that didn't mean he was okay with them being wiped out. He's also the first (and so far only) of the four gods with higher mortal level to show sincere appreciation for the other universes (namely universe 2's "love").
    Liquiir: Considering their remaining numbers, I thought Universe 6 or 7 would win. Is that power of love what Heles calls beauty? Surprisingly, Universe 2 might last until the end.
    Iru: Your highness Liquiir, could you be siding with that Ribrianne person?
    Liquiir: Perhaps.
  • Laser Blade: During his short fight with the other Gods of Destruction, he shows a orange aura blade attack to attack Arak and Iwan.
  • Kitsune: By virtue of having many tails and being a fox God. In fact, one of his special techniques is releasing a barrage of energy from his tails.
  • Lean and Mean: Surprisingly downplayed. He is one of the slimmest looking Gods of Destruction, and he is probably strict, but outside of his job he has been shown to be jovial with his fellow gods of destruction, inviting Arak and Iwan to a friendly match in the Tournament of Power arena.
  • Minor Major Character: While he is a God of Destruction, he is from one of the four universes that can skip the Tournament of Power for doing a good job with the Mortal life quality.
  • Tempting Fate: While spectating the fight between Goku and Ribrianne, he initially predicted that Universes 6 or 7 would win considering their numbers, then stated that Ribrianne driven by The Power of Love would make Universe 2 one of the last standing Universes there. Poor guy has never been so wrong... in that very same episode, Frieza defeated Frost and that's when Universe 6 started losing a lot of their warriors, while Universe 2 lasted a bit better, one of their warriors got tortured (also by Frieza) in the same episode, then Ribrianne and Rozie a little later. This brought Universes 6 and 2 to their last warriors ...
  • The Perfectionist: Is noted as being this and destroying imperfections in the Supreme Kai's plans. While his description paints him as a very strict and ruthless god, one can't argue with the results given his is one of the highest-ranked in the multiverse.
  • Smug Super: He is quite aware of his own status as one of the best Gods of Destruction.
    Liquiir: I'm always happy to show the Omni-Kings how right they were to exempt us from the tournament, as our group is far superior to those universes forced to fight for their survival.

    Korn 

Korn (コルン, Korun)

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Voiced by (English): Kyle Igneczi

The angel serving Liquiir. Very assertive, not afraid to share his opinion of himself. He was designed by Akira Toriyama.


  • Agent Peacock: While not as extreme as Whis, this angel has some pretty manicure and some pretty eyelashes. He is also the strongest entity of Universe 8.
  • Edible Theme Naming: Like all Gods of Destruction and Angels, Korn's name is a pun of a type of alcohol. Korn's name is a pun of the alcoholic drink: Korn/Kornbrand.
  • Minor Major Character: While he is an angel, he is from one of the four universes that can skip the Tournament of Power for doing a good job with the Mortal life quality.
  • The Stoic: Every brief appearance of him in both the episodes and the Limit Break x Survivor opening show him with a stoic face. Since he is from one of the four universes with the highest mortal level, it implies he is one of the angels that takes his job seriously compared with the likes of Whis. When first seen in the manga, he chastises Whis for letting Goku act so casually with their father the Grand Minister.

    Iru 

Iru (イル)

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/iru.png
Voiced by (Japanese): Masakazu Morita
Voiced by (English): Bob Reed
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish): Sergio Morel

The Supreme Kai of Universe 8. Loves making plans and gets fired up when those plans start to come together.


  • Can't Live Without You: His life is linked with the God of Destruction. If he dies, so does he.
  • Establishing Character Moment: In the manga, he's introduced as a more "humorous" character as his universe is the absolute last to teleport to Zeno's palace when everyone else comes. He had to go to the bathroom when the Grand Minister communicated with their universe. Additionally, in the anime, his voice seems to be more cheerful and jokingly like.
  • Minor Major Character: While he is a Supreme Kai, he is from one of the four universes that can skip the Tournament of Power for doing a good job with the Mortal life quality.
  • Potty Emergency: In the manga, he has to use the restroom before he and the others from Universe 8 teleport to the Grand Minister. The Grand Minister lets him do so, even in such a critical situation.

Ninth Universe

See Dragon Ball Universe 9

Tenth Universe

See Dragon Ball Universe 10

Eleventh Universe

See Dragon Ball Universe 11

Twelfth Universe

    Giin 

Giin (ジン, Jin)

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/giin_8.png
Voiced by (Japanese): Yusei Oda
Voiced by (English): Reagan Murdock
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish): Sergio Gutiérrez Coto

The God of Destruction of Universe 12. A very competent god from the Universe that gave birth to time travel through mortal hands, who carries his job mercilessly and without discrimination. However, he has found himself bored because there is nothing to destroy, and looks forward to the Tournament of Power. His universe has the second-highest mortal level.

He was designed by Toyotarō.


  • The Ace: He is a Deconstructed example. Not only is he a God of Destruction, but he also has the second-best mortal rating across the multiverse. This has left him incredibly bored since there's nothing to destroy.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: Giin personality is treated differently between mediums. In the anime, he is portrayed as an implied ace among the destroyers, while in the manga he has a more normal attitude.
  • Dull Surprise: He was excited for the Tournament of Power, but once he is there, he is mostly bored out of the fights. It took the Omni-Kings to erase Universe 9 and Goku fighting against Jiren to surprise him.
  • Edible Theme Naming: Fitting the naming theme of the Gods of Destruction, his name is a play on an alcoholic drink, namely gin.
  • Everyone Has Standards: In the manga, he may be a God Of Destruction and hates Beerus like the other gods but he is noticeably shown to be upset at Belmod when he kicks Sidra away right after the latter just saved them from Beerus's blast through a barrier.
  • Expy: His design seems to be based on the Creature from the Black Lagoon.
  • Fish People: Resembles a fish-like humanoid.
  • Minor Major Character: While he is a God of Destruction, he is from one of the four universes that can skip the Tournament of Power for doing a good job with the Mortal life quality. Likewise, his universe was the first to travel through time according to the manga, but it never becomes a plot point in the Future Trunks saga.
  • Only Sane Man: He is the only God of Destruction among the top four who was smart enough to not get involved in a sparring match before the Tournament of Power. He is also the only God of Destruction among the top four who doesn't have to clean up the arena afterwards.
  • Pet the Dog: When Android 17 wishes for restoration of erased universes, he smiles, and he seems to be impressed and happy with this.
  • Victory Is Boring: Succeeded in cultivating one of the top universes in the multiverse with his ruthless, yet fair, management...and is now bored because that means he doesn't really have a lot of work. As such, he's rather excited about the Tournament. However, he's shown to be rather bored with the tournament, only getting attention once he sees Goku charging up his Spirit Bomb against Jiren.

    Martinu 

Martinu (マティーヌ, Matinu)

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/martinne.png

The angel serving Giin. She is proud of her coworkers.


  • Acrofatic: A pretty chubby angel. Considering universe 1 is the twin universe of 12, the first angel seems like a male version of her.
  • Edible Theme Naming: Her name seems to be an approximate pronunciation of "martini."
  • Minor Major Character: While she is an angel, she is from one of the four universes that can skip the Tournament of Power for doing a good job with the Mortal life quality.

    Agu 

Agu (アグ)

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/agu.png
Voiced by (Japanese): Yasuhiro Takato
Voiced by (English): Anthony Bowling
Voiced by (Latin American): Mayra Arellano

The Supreme Kai of Universe 12. Says virtuous things. Although his universe is already developed, he aspires to take it even higher.


  • Black Bead Eyes: He has the same eye design as Puar.
  • Can't Live Without You: His life is linked with the God of Destruction. If he dies, so does he.
  • Crossdressing Voices: In the Mexican Spanish dub, he's voiced by Mayra Arellano, a woman.
  • Minor Major Character: While he is a Supreme Kai, he is from one of the four universes that can skip the Tournament of Power for doing a good job with the Mortal life quality. In the manga, is revealed he has the time machine Universe 12 created, but Zamasu killed him in the future and took the Time Machine.

Higher Deities (Main Timeline)

    Zalama 

Zalama (ザラマ, Zarama)

The God of Dragons who created the Super Dragon Balls.


  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: An omnipotent creator of equally powerful artifacts that has "pretty peas/peas and carrots" as a part of their activation invocation.
  • Cheated Angle: He’s responsible for the in-universe justification for the Dragon Balls’ stars being seen through this, as he developed and patented the refraction technique to make it possible the next year in the Divine Calander after he created the Super Dragon Balls.
  • The Ghost: He's mentioned by Zuno as the creator of the Super Dragon Balls, creating them in the Year 41 of the Divine Calendar, and that in Year 42 he filed a patent for the Cheated Angle that their star markings are seen at. Other than that, he's a pretty mysterious individual whose whereabouts are completely unknown.
  • Minor Major Character: Is implied that he's alive since both the Namekian and Earth Dragon Balls depend on their creator being alive in order to work, but other than creating the Super Dragon Balls, he doesn't appear to be important to the overall plot.
  • Monster Progenitor: Of the Eternal Dragons, as both were indirectly created by him when he made the Super Dragon Balls.
  • The Omnipotent: Implied. Super Shenron is said to have no limitations on his power and can grant literally anything the user asks for, and a Dragon's power is dependent on their creators.
  • Physical God: He's explicitly referred to as the God of Dragons.
  • Reality Warper: Implied. Super Shenron is The Omnipotent, and a Dragon's strength is dependent on the power of its creator.
  • The Unreveal: Despite his importance, not a lot is known about him, not even his species or how he made the Super Dragon Balls to begin with.

    Super Shenron 

Super Shenron (超神龍, Sūpā Shenron)

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/image_6218.png
Voiced by (Japanese): Ryuzaburo Otomo
Voice by (English): Christopher Sabat
Voice by (English): Abel Rocha

The Dragon of the Gods summoned by the Super Dragon Balls, and far more powerful than Shenron and Porunga. He is so large that he dwarfs galaxies.


  • Acid-Trip Dimension: The inside of his body is one, filled with planets and stars. The space surrounding his core, however, is pitch-black nothingness.
  • Always a Bigger Fish:
    • Namekian Dragon Balls can recreate an entire planet and its entire population with two wishes, provided their destruction happened recently. Super Shenron can do both to a long-dead planet with a single wish, and this was implied to be on the low end of possible uses of his power.
    • Ultimately his power matches, and perhaps even exceeds, that of both Omni-Kings, being able to effortlessly restore the universes they erased. This ranks Super Shenron among the most powerful beings in the Dragon Ball franchise.
  • Back from the Dead: While all Eternal Dragons can do this, Super Shenron has no limitations on who he can resurrect and can do so on a seemingly unlimited scale. He's the only known way to bring back someone who's been erased from existence by the Omni-King, while even being erased by a God of Destruction was believed to be permanent.
  • Composite Character: In the English dub by Funimation, the Dragon summoned by the Super Dragon Balls is said to be Zalama himself.
  • Draconic Abomination: He's a being larger than galaxies and is somehow Bigger on the Inside. He also speaks a language incomprehensible to mortals and can grant any wish. He's even implied to be able to make someone be able to take Zeno's place. His appearance is so otherworldly and amazing that the usually stoic Android 17 is in awe of his presence.
  • Fictionary: Similar to Porunga who only grant wishes when spoken in Namekian, Super Shenron only grant wishes in the "language of the gods" (which is Japanese/English spoken backward, depending upon the version) so the only beings that can ask wishes of him are other gods. Unlike Porunga who can speak the universal language, Super Shenron only talks in the language of the gods.
  • Gold-Colored Superiority: It is the most powerful dragon seen so far, and it is colored a shining gold.
  • Large and in Charge: The greatest of the Eternal Dragons and larger than galaxies, which look little more than trinkets compared to him. Beerus states that what the characters see is just the 'nucleus', and the real deal is much bigger. He's so large that it's actually physically impossible to speak to him face to face. Instead, those who summon him are harmlessly swallowed and taken to his far smaller core to speak their wishes. His Dragon Balls are also the size of planets. The second time he appears to the main characters, he seems to be able to take a smaller more convenient form (but still absolutely massive by human standards) to appear in the world of Void, which may mean he has the ability to change his size and form when he deems it necessary.
  • Logical Weakness: Due to his size and extreme power, attacking him directly is pointless. However, his status as a Benevolent Genie means he has to grant a wish made by his summoner. This also means he could be forced to wish himself out of existence if asked, which is how Zamasu destroys him in an alternate timeline.
  • Magical Incantation: "Come forth, Dragon of the Gods, and grant my wish, peas and carrots!", spoken in the language of the Gods. Hilariously, the language of the gods has no words for peas and carrots, which ends up being the only common tongue words Super Shenron can understand.
  • Make a Wish: Like the other Dragons, he can do this, but any wish made upon him have no limitations. Unlike Shenron and Porunga though, the summoner only gets one wish, so it must be used wisely.
  • The Omnipotent: Is said, by Champa (a god of destruction), to be able to grant any wish with no limits. But you only get one. One of the most important plot points is that because he has no time limit on his resurrections, he is Jiren's only chance bring back his friends and family. For example, Beerus was able to use him to restore a planet and population that had been dead for thousands of years. This is later exceeded by him being able to resurrect even people erased from existence by the Zenos, whereas it was previously stated anyone whose soul was destroyed would be gone for good with no resurrections.
  • Reality Warper: Like the other Dragons, although much stronger. Restoring a dead world and its population is literally nothing to him, as is restoring erased universes.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Much like Shenron and Porunga, including the glowing aspect when fulfilling a wish. Unlike them his eyes initially project beams of red light, pouring out in opposite directions from each other like those of a quasar (even seen like one from a distance), though this fades away as he begins to grow into his true size.
  • The Stoic: Compared to Shenron and Porunga, Super Shenron hasn't showcased much of a personality yet in his appearances.
  • Super Prototype: He is the original Eternal Dragon, with the Namekian Dragon Balls (and, indirectly, Earth's) being based on the Super Dragon Balls. He is also much stronger (and much larger) than either Shenron or Porunga, although he can only grant a single wish.

    Zeno 

    Grand Minister/Priest 

Grand Minister/Priest (大神官, Daishinkan)

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/priest_2.png
Voiced by (Japanese): Masaya Takatsuka
Voiced by (English): Josh Grelle
Voiced by (Latin American): José Arenas

The guardian of Zeno, similar to what Whis and Vados are to the Gods of Destruction. According to Whis, he is one of the top five strongest people in the Multiverse.


  • Actually Pretty Funny: He finds it amusing on how casual Goku is to Zeno, whereas everyone else involved (Shin, Beerus, Champa, and Zeno's personal guards) has a Mass "Oh, Crap!".
  • All-Powerful Bystander: Whis explains in the manga that angels like himself and the Grand Minister are neutral beings outside of training and don't get involved in events of their own accord, which is why they can't just ask the Grand Minister to kill Black for them despite how overwhelmingly strong he is.
  • Always a Bigger Fish: The Grand Minister is superior to Whis by a large margin, but still weaker than Zeno.
  • Always Someone Better: Thought Whis and Vados were strong? This guy is a good deal stronger than even them.
  • Ambiguously Evil: He gives off this vibe during the tournament arcs, as if he's somehow influencing Zeno and the rules of the tournaments to ensure each universe's destruction. Turns out he was Good All Along and was just following Zeno's orders.
  • Badass Baritone: The Grand Minister is one of the top five strongest people in the Multiverse and has a deeper voice than many characters on the show.
  • Badass Family: He is one of the five strongest beings in the multiverse, and his children (at least 5 of the angels) are the World's Strongest Man for their respective universes.
  • Badass Fingersnap: He repairs the ring after Buu's battle with Basil by snapping his fingers, instantly restoring it to pristine condition.
    • This is also the effect of his card in Heroes, except here everyone on his team gets a massive boost in power.
  • Badass Preacher: Is called the Grand Minister, presumably of Zeno. He's also one of the five strongest people in all creation. In the manga, he's second only to Zeno.
  • Catchphrase: In the Tournament of Power, once a Universe loses all of its fighters: "All warriors of the [number]th Universe have been thrown from the ring. Their team has been defeated. By the rules laid forth, Universe [number] of the cosmos will be obliterated at once!"
  • Celestial Paragons and Archangels: He can be considered one, since he's far more powerful than even his children and directly serves Zeno instead of being sent down to guide both mortals and lesser gods as the other angels do.
  • Combat Commentator: During the Tournament of Power, he is the announcer, and kindly explains the rules and some of the characters' backstories or feats. He is also the one who announces which universe will be erased after losing, which the Omni-Kings erase without a thought.
  • Death Glare: Despite his usual mild-mannered demeanor, he gives Beerus a subtle one when Beerus calls out Roh for cheating by giving Basil a strength-enhancing drug, after he had declared that usual tournament rules did not apply as long as Zeno is entertained.
  • The Dreaded: During the Universal Survival Saga, he starts to show signs of this. He's not as friendly as his initial appearance, and he even gives a death glare to Beerus at one point. Plus, he's the one who announces the outcome of the losing universes. Of course, giving off a malicious and/or uncaring demeanor to the extermination of countless lives helps Zeno's true plan of seeing if mortals will show empathy for each other by reviving the Erased universes. Being a nice guy might have hinted Zeno did not intend to keep the Erasures permanent.
  • Dub Name Change: From Grand Priest to Grand Minister in the Funimation dub.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": The Grand Minister's real name is unknown.
  • Good All Along: While the start of the Tournament of Power makes it seem he may have evil tendencies, as he gives a malicious grin down at the angered Goku after Universe 9's annihilation, the finale reveals he and Zeno anticipated none of the universe eliminations would be permanent. If anything, he's smiling because by making it seem Zeno is for real with erasing universes, the surviving mortals will have incentive to revive their fallen rivals. In particular, there's the way he reacts to 17's wish: when 17 (somewhat defiantly) insists on reviving the Erased universes, even after Zeno tries to change 17's mind? He gives a proud smile down at 17's selfless wish, before translating the wish and having it granted.
  • The Good Chancellor: While nominally Zeno's bodyguard and attendant, it looks as though his chief role ended up being Zeno's voice of reason and advising him against decisions which could be a little too impulsive. Of course, the ending hints that Zeno is not as irresponsible or simpleminded as we were led to believe.
  • Good Is Not Soft: For as friendly as the Grand Minister is he's at least amoral as his children are. He happily announces Zeno's plans to destroy the weak universes that lose the Tournament of Power, showing zero remorse for the potential loss of life, even to the gods who are present. He doesn't even have the excuse of not really getting the gravity of Universal Omnicide like the childish Zeno does and once the Tournament of Power begins proper, he clearly enjoys the sight of Universe 9 getting wiped out. That being said, he does not seem to enjoy the other universes being erased. He actually seems more angered by the idea. In the finale, it is shown that while he might lack empathy, he's not a bad person at all.
  • Holy Halo: He has a giant ring behind his back, which appears to be a halo. The manga reveals that he is an angel like Whis and Vados.
  • Hyper-Competent Sidekick: The Grand Minister seems to do most of the actual work when it comes to fulfilling Zeno's wishes, setting up the Tournament of Power and the exhibition match. He also explains the consequences to the assembled gods.
  • Master-Apprentice Chain: In Super Dragon Ball Heroes only, he personally begins Goku's training in the art of Ultra Instinct during the Universe Conflict arc, continuing Goku's long list of godly mentor figures.
  • Mouth of Sauron: He serves as the mouthpiece for the Zenos' grand announcements.
  • Nice Guy: The Grand Minister has a calm and polite personality. Not to mention, he is more amused by Goku's informal attitude than offended. Of course, the events of the Tournament of Power reveal that just because he's "nice" doesn't necessarily mean he's "soft".
  • Not So Stoic: He nearly always has that same calm smile on his face no matter what's happening. The one time it broke was when Goku first unlocked Ultra Instinct, where the look on his face is one of stunned astonishment. He recovers quickly, but it seems that witnessing a mortal use Ultra Instinct was beyond even his expectations. There's also the time when Android 17 wishes for all Erased universes to be restored. Grand Minister's expression changes to what appears to be a proud smile; 17 (and all of Universe 7) passed Zeno's test.
  • Our Angels Are Different: The manga confirms that the Grand Minister is indeed an angel like Whis and Vados. The anime eventually reveals that he's their father.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: Possibly, given all angels appear to be his children; Six universes were erased in the past, and if they were anything like the main 12 they would've had angels of their own. So far nothing has been said if they were recalled beforehand, so they may have been wiped out along with their universes. He does definitively end up losing a child when the angel Merus, violates angel rules, leading to his Cessation of Existence. While Merus is resurrected, he's now a mortal without angelic powers and thus will inevitably die before his immortal father.
  • Physical God: Like his children, he isn't classified as a god, he's only an attendant to Zeno. However, he's one of the five strongest people in the multiverse. According to the manga, he's THE strongest of the five.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: He is about as tall as Supreme Kai, yet he is one of the five strongest beings in the multiverse.
  • Reality Warper: Like his children, he can create things out of nothing. It only takes him a few seconds to magic up an arena and seating for the exhibition match of the Tournament of Power. For the actual tournament, he only needs forty hours to create an arena large enough for eighty fighters (plus spectator seating, a small palace for the Zenos, and an artificial sun) in a place where there is quite literally no matter or even time itself, while he is in a different dimension. The ring itself is able to block certain types of ki usage and can regulate gravity for the individual fighters based on their homeworlds.
  • Secret Test of Character: This is the other reason Zeno wanted the tournament, and he goes along with it. It's clear they knew the outcome and who would be the winner before it was decided.
  • Supernaturally Young Parent: He looks to be a younger sibling of Whis and Vados, right? Nope, he is their father.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: Downplayed, but when Goku overheard the two Zeno's about erasing eight universes, Goku asked what they said, to which the Grand Minister's response was pretty much "Nothing, don't worry about it".
  • Troll: When the gods question the durability of his tournament arena, he offers to let them fight on it as a test. Iwan, Arak, and Liquiir take him up on that offer when he suggests that the Zenos are bored and would enjoy the show, the implication being that doing nothing might upset them. The gods end up making quite the mess, and the Zenos were asleep for the whole thing. He then makes them fix the damage. Giin saw this coming and wisely abstained.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Both the Japanese and English dubs give this tiny little guy a very deep, masculine voice.
  • What's Up, King Dude?: He's perfectly fine with Goku's casual attitude towards him despite his status as second only to Zeno, even when the other gods, including Beerus, clearly bow to him in respect. He does have limits as to what he'll tolerate though, as when Goku acts informal in front of all the other deities, he politely tells Goku to keep his mouth shut.
  • World's Strongest Man: In the anime, he's said to be one of the five strongest fighters in the multiverse. In the manga, Whis explains he's the strongest.

    Zeno's bodyguards 

Zeno's bodyguards (全王の付き人, Zen'ō no tsukibito)

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You dare defy the Omni-King?
Voiced by (Japanese): Masaya Takatsuka and Yūsei Oda
Voiced by (English): Jim Foronda

Zeno's bodyguards. Also, his nannies.


  • Bodyguarding a Badass: They appear to be strong enough on their own, but look more like they are bodyguarding the universes from Zeno, not the other way around.
  • The Comically Serious: They give off this vibe anytime Goku interacts with Zeno.
  • The Dividual: They look identical, and the few times they speak it's in unison.
  • Heroes Gone Fishing: At one point they are given time off by the Grand Minister. They decide to hit the hot springs and drink sake.
  • Living Prop: They appear to not have much characterization besides being Zeno's bodyguards/nannies. We aren't even sure if they are angels.

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    Tournament Presenter 

Tournament Presenter (トーナメントプレゼンター, Tōnamentopurezentā) / Referee (レフェリー, Referī)

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Voiced by (Japanese): Kazunari Tanaka
Voiced by (English): Chris Burnett
Voiced by (Latin American): Enzo Fortuny

The ring announcer and referee of Beerus and Champa's tournament.


  • Butt-Monkey: To a degree. He's actually inside the battlefield, and thus is in harm's way most of the time.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Ever since the end of the Universe 6/7 tournament, he hasn't been seen or mentioned again. We don't even know what universe he's from (although it may be from Universe 6 as Champa personally selected him, but even then, he was unbiased and took his job seriously).
  • Combat Commentator: He is the announcer for Beerus and Champa's tournament.
  • Combat Referee: Both the announcer and referee for Beerus and Champa's tournament. He's fairly competent at his job, and would've disqualified Frost outright for cheating if Vegeta hadn't wanted to take him out personally.
  • Easily Distracted Referee: Subverted, he's actually pretty on the ball, to the point of picking up Vegeta standing on a rock meaning he was just barely avoiding a ring out.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": He's only refered to as either "Tournament Presenter" or "Referee", as those are his jobs in Beerus and Champa's tournament.
  • The Greys: His eyes are based off the same design as Grey aliens.
  • Lethally Stupid: Subverted. He has the audacity to loudly ask who Zeno is, leading Zeno's attendants to glare at him. Thankfully, Zeno either doesn't hear him or doesn't care, so he makes it out intact.
  • Mr. Exposition: His antenna can receive notifications, and is thus the one explaining a lot about the Universe 6 competitors.
  • No Name Given: He's only refered to as either "Tournament Presenter" or "Referee", with his proper name being unknown.

    The Six Destroyed Universes 

Universes 13 to 18

At some point in time, Zeno erased six universes while he was in a bad mood.


  • Ambiguous Situation: It isn't known if they were restored by Super Shenron following Android 17's wish for all of the erased universes to come back.
  • Cessation of Existence: They were erased from existence by Zeno while he was in a bad mood, according to Whis.
  • Cryptic Background Reference: The destroyed universes never become a plot point in the series, only being used as a cryptic reference to make sure the viewer understands Zeno's power before showing it for real during the Future Trunks Saga and the Universal Survival Saga. Doesn't stop the fans from making theories, though.
  • Whatever Happened to the Mouse?: After the reveal during the Tournament of Power that Angels become the Sole Survivors of their erased universes, whatever happened to the Angels who were in charge of these universes is never discussed, which is consistent considering how mysterious they are in general. Even when Android 17 wishes for all of the erased universes to come back, it only seemingly brings back the seven other erased universes, not the six originally erased ones.

    Makkora 

Makkora (マッコラ)

A female angel. This character is possibly a scrapped design for one of the angels. Due to wearing her angel halo in her neck, it is likely she is another daughter of the Grand Minister.


  • Edible Theme Naming: Despite being a scrapped character, she got a name: Makkora, possibly from Makgeolli.

    Kiyoshi Hikawa 

Kiyoshi Hikawa (氷川 きよし, Hikawa Kiyoshi)

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Voiced by (Japanese): Himself

The narrator of Episode 115's highlight. Designed to look a lot like him, except he's wearing Goku's gi. Also the singer of the Limit Break × Survivor opening.


  • As Himself: Literally the singer of the Limit Breaker × Survivor opening.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: The real Kiyoshi Hikawa has black hair, he doesn't have the blond hair his anime counterpart does.
  • Badass Bystander: Might just be odd to have a singer in the midst of all of the chaos in the Tournament of Power, but he would seem capable of fighting, especially compared to other fighters.
  • The Cameo: Cameos at the very beginning of Episode 115's "Highlight of this Week" to narrate the main point of the episode.
  • Kamehame Hadoken: Fires a Kamehameha out at the end of his narration.
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