Character subpage for the Universe 10 characters.
Universe 10 (第10宇宙, Dai jū Uchū) / The Macho Universe (マッチョな宇宙, Machona Uchū)
The tenth Universe is also known as the Macho Universe, with the God of Destruction Rumush, his Angel attendant Cus, and the Supreme Kai Gowasu. Additionally, they were the third universe introduced (after Universe 6), being shown in the Future Trunks saga. They form a twin Universe with Universe 3.
They ranked 8th among the universes with the highest mortal level, being ahead of Universes 4, 6, 7, and 9.
- All There in the Manual: Many of the characters from Universe 10 aren't that explored in detail in the anime (in fact, some don't get any cool moments before losing), but supplementary material does give some information about their backstory and personality traits.
- Asskicking Equals Authority: The deities of Universe 10 all seem to believe in this. Zamasu was chosen by Gowasu to be his Supreme Kai Apprentice based solely on his power. Rumush also recruits the Universe 10 team based on raw power rather than intellect.
- Badass Normal: With the exception of Lilibeu, Jium, and Obuni, none of the fighters for The Tournament of Power appear to be capable of throwing Ki attacks, meaning they could as well be complete brawns who rely only on brute force. However, since the Tournament of Power has fighters with ki abilities who are also planet busters, it means all of them are completely worthless.
- Brains and Brawn: The Brawn to Universe 3's Brains, due to the two being Mirror Universes.
- Butt-Monkey: They're clearly this during the Tournament of Power. None of their fighters have had an even slightly decent showing (Obuni being the exception. Napapa was probably the best one from the rest, but that was because he survived a knockout from Basil), having not eliminated anybody and getting easily eliminated in return. Even their team leader, Mulithim gets casually off-screened by Frieza in episode 101 (anime) or gets taken out easily by Damon and/or Gamisaras (manga). Its twin counterpart, despite faring better, is also guilty of this. Keep in mind that Universe 10 being the home of Zamasu more or less necessitated this—it was a major plot point that he didn't know any mortals who surpassed the Kaioshins, even a weaker one like Shin, so logically the strongest mortals from his universe would still have to be pretty weak. Especially in the manga, when he comments that Kibito is really strong.note
- Cessation of Existence: Their universe is erased from existence after losing the Tournament of Power in episode 103. Episode 103's title appropriately called for a main character to be ruthless towards Universe 10. To make it even more tragic, even Obni's memento is erased. Until they got restored by Android 17's selfless wish.
- Deader Than Dead: Their warriors are all defeated, and they are the second universe to be obliterated in the Tournament of Power. The Dragon Ball world has an afterlife, but being erased like Universe 10 means you cease to exist completely. For a time, that is.
- Face Death with Dignity: When all of their fighters have been eliminated, the team as well as Rumush and Gowasu calmly shut their eyes and wait to be erased by Zeno. In the manga version, he actually takes the time to wave goodbye to Universe 7 and wish them luck.
- Even though Universe 10 had two flyers that would give them an advantage in an arena where ki-based flight isn't allowed, both of them are the first of their team to fall (in the anime at least) in the Tournament of Power, with Lilibeu being the first fighter in the entire tournament to get knocked off the stage. Rumush chews both of them out for this. Slightly averted in the anime, as Lilibeu isn't the first fighter to get taken out, and although Jium gets a beatdown, he still doesn't get knocked out like his anime version did.
- The same universe where the strongest Kai was born, someone considered The Ace, even with Goku saying how he could reach Beerus level of strength, had the weakest performance in the Tournament of Power, with no eliminations to their name.
- Theme Naming: The members of its team are named after various elements on the periodic table, with the exception of Dium whose name is a play on the suffix "-ium" which many elements' names contain.
- Victory by Endurance: In the anime, they're the second universe to get wiped out after Universe 9. In the manga? They're ONE OF THE LAST universes to get wiped out, with Obni as their surviving fighter (he withstood Kale's initial assault, which took out a handful of other fighters), but that's only because Berserker Kale was too busy taking out the other universes (in this order, she took out Universes 4, 3, and 2 beforehand).
Rumush (ラムーシ, Ramuushi)
The God of Destruction of the tenth universe. A relatively lazy god that likes to be praised, he doesn't like to destroy planets because he find it too much of a pain.
He was designed by Toyotarō.
- Adaptational Jerkass: As big of an asshole as he is in the anime, he's an even more unpleasant person in the Manga. In the anime, it's not clear if he knows about Goku and Beerus indirectly saving his life and by extension the rest of the multiverse from Zamasu. In the manga, he does know, and instead of being grateful, he is enraged that he was saved by Beerus. Not even Beerus saving his life was enough to get him to like him, in fact, he hates him even more. On top of that, he blames Gowasu for everything that happened when it was his own damn fault that Zamasu came to see all mortals as evil due to his inability to do his job and destroy evil mortals like he's supposed to. He even threatens to kill Gowasu for the incident.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: He has the appearance of a pink elephant.
- Asshole Victim: Future Rumush is this. See Karmic Death and Unwitting Instigator of Doom for details. And besides being lazy, he is also a jerkass god.
- Can't Live Without You: His life is tied with the Supreme Kais of Universe 10. He sadly was killed along Gowasu during the Future Trunks Arc, and his future counterpart ceased to exist. Additionally, as with all Gods of Destruction, his angel attendant's life is tied to his.
- Cruel Elephant: He is a lazy and jerkass elephant god. And he's even worse in the manga.
- Edible Theme Naming: Rum, following the alcoholic drinks theme. (The extra letters tacked on the end come from the Japanese name, ramu-shu.)
- Establishing Character Moment: His first action in both the anime and manga demomstrates what an ungrateful Jerkass elephant he is:
- His first speaking role in the anime is to denounce Goku as being unforgivable for his supposed role in starting the life or death Tournament of Power like most other gods despite the fact that the latter indirectly saved Rumshi from being killed by Zamasu through Gowasu and the fact that Zen-Oh is going to destroy the other 8 universes anyway and Goku actually gave them a fighting chance. Especially jarring that Goku's proposal actually saved his universe from even getting erased period.
- His first appearance in the manga has him berate Gowasu for the entire Zamasu incident as well as being enraged that Beerus is the one to help him rather than acknowledge that the latter actually saved him and when he received a call from the Grand Priest, he threatens to step on Gowasu if it is about the Zamasu incident.
- Face Death with Dignity: Like Sidra before him, Rumush faces his erasure with a calm expression.
- The Gods Must Be Lazy: Is described as lazy on his job as the God of Destruction, which may have contributed to Zamasu's low opinion on gods. It's telling that on both occasions a God of Destruction was needed to kill Zamasu, a denizen of Rumush's Universe, Beerus had to do the deed instead.
- Green-Eyed Monster: He seems to particularly dislike Goku and calls him unforgivable since he's so friendly with Zeno.
- The Ghost: Despite his universe being the origin of Goku Black and Zamasu indirectly killing him at least twice, he's never seen. He doesn't show up until Episode 78 along with the other Gods of Destruction.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: He is a big elephant guy who is a God of Destruction, and his angel, who is more powerful than him, looks like a little girl.
- Jerkass Gods: Can't be bothered to do his job, is ungrateful to Beerus and Goku about the Zamasu incident, is rude to Gowasu, chides and berates Lilibeu for being the first eliminated even calling her a disgrace, and repeatedly smacks his fallen warriors with his trunk for their failures.
- Karmic Death: Future Rumush dies after Black murdered Future Gowasu. See Unwitting Instigator of Doom for details.
- Icy Blue Eyes: Has some pretty blue sclera for eyes.
- Locked Out of the Loop: When Vados tries to defend Goku, he, like Sidra, considers him to be an unforgivable being implying that Gowasu probably didn't tell him of his involvement in saving him and his counterpart from Zamasu's clutches.
- In the manga, he does know about Zamasu, but is more pissed that he got Beerus involved in the situation, showing his hatred for the Universe 7.
- Make Me Wanna Shout: In the manga, he can shout with such intensity that Kaioshin-level beings are instantly rendered unconscious and even his fellow Gods of Destruction are paralyzed by it.
- The McCoy: A believer of this trope. He believes Gowasu uses his head too much, and invites him to abandon logic in order to use raw muscle for the Tournament of Power. He chooses ten fighters from his universe which are all about brawn over brain. This really bites him in the ass during the Tournament of Power, with most of his fighters being complete jokes during the fights.
- Never My Fault: In the manga he blames Gowasu for not only the entire incident relating to Zamasu but also the fact that his personal most hated God of Destruction, Beerus, has to come in to save Gowasu from being murdered by Zamasu despite the fact that it is his own laziness and negligence that indirectly caused Zamasu's Start of Darkness and allowed the latter to conduct his plans unscathed to the point that Beerus is forced to intervene to save him.Rumush: If they punish me for the Zamasu situation, I'm going to crush you to death, Gowasu!
- No Indoor Voice: Every moment he spoke has him shouting at every opportunity. This is particularly emphasized in the manga where he is stated to have the loudest voice in the whole universe and his scream is capable of stunning anyone who heard it and faint anyone who is significantly weaker than him.
- Running Gag: Has a habit of whipping people with his nose, which can be amusing.
- Stupid Evil: He goes so far as to threaten to murder Gowasu should the meeting with Zen-Oh involves the whole Zamasu incident, nevermind the fact that the two are life linked and would have died too had he stomped Gowasu like he initally did.
- Ungrateful Bastard: In the manga, he's upset about the whole Zamasu situation. He's even far more unappreciative of Beerus's involvement with it (considering in that adaptation, they came without Goku).
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: His laziness allows Always Chaotic Evil mortals like the Babarians to continue to exist through millennia, and thus indirectly increases Zamasu's growing hatred on mortals. His future counterpart is worse, since this causes other Kais (including Gowasu, whose death also killed Rumush) to be murdered by Black and Zamasu.
- Visual Pun: Due to the Gods of Destruction alcoholic Theme Naming, we are seeing a pink elephant in Rumush.
Kusu (クス, Kusu)
The angel serving Rumush. She always advises both the Supreme Kai and the God of Destruction on the difference between good and evil, however she tends to clash between these two forces which get her blood racing. However, dont be fooled by her appearance, because she is in fact the oldest of the Grand Priests children.
- Badass Adorable: An angel that looks like a little girl, but as the angel attendant of a God of Destruction, that means she's the strongest member in her universe. When Rumush presented the team, she showed a very upbeat and lighthearted attitude, very similar to one of a child.
- Break the Cutie: This appears to happen to her when her universe is erased and she's the only one left.
- Children Are Innocent: Subverted. Despite her appearance and the fact that she mostly behaves like a little girl would, She is not a child. Quite the opposite, as she is the oldest of the Grand Priests children, thus making her one of the oldest characters in the franchise.
- Due to the Dead: She visibly mourns when Universe 10 is annihilated, especially for Rumsshi whose name she utters after he disappears.
- Edible Theme Naming: Like with all the angels, she is named after an alcoholic drink pun: Kuusuu, aged Awamori.
- Older Than They Look: She looks like a little girl. Of course, she must be eons old, considering Whis and Vados's age. Turns out she's actually the oldest sister to the other angels.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: The usually perky and cheerful Kusu is visibly saddened for the first time when Universe 10 get erased after losing the Tournament of Power.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: The shortest angel to appear, but is the strongest member of Universe 10.
- The Pollyanna: She's extremely upbeat and cheerful, even compared to other angels. She showcases the Universe 10 like a gameshow host and is later seen gleefully dancing with the Universe 10 fighters for Gowasu's Godtube video.
- Spell My Name with an "S": She is either known as Kusu or Cus.
- Sole Survivor: Of Universe 10 after its been erased. Unlike Mojito, she's actually saddened at the loss of her universe, specifically Rumush. Though she's happy to have her universe back after the Tournament concludes.
- Token Good Teammate: Unlike most of her younger siblings, Kusu is actually worried about her universe's survival despite being safe. And unlike Mojito, she's genuinely upset when they do end up being erased.
Gowasu is the Supreme Kai of Universe 10 and Zamasu's teacher. He makes it a point to lecture to his student again and again that he must learn to tolerate humanity and guide them down a proper path. He also loves to watch GodTube.
- Adaptational Dumbass: In the manga, Gowasu is even more of a Horrible Judge of Character toward Zamasu than he is in the anime. While Gowasu in the anime is aware of Zamasu's issues and tries to help him, manga Gowasu is completely unaware that Zamasu hates mortals until he slices the Barbarian in half, and just harshly tells him to know his place and act like a god without actually trying to quell his issues with mortals. Also, while in the anime, Gowasu chose Zamasu as his successor in part because of his pure heart and strong sense of justice, in the manga, it's heavily implied that Gowasu chose Zamasu as his successor based purely on his battle power, which Whis himself states was a stupid move.
- Adaptation Personality Change: A slight change between the anime and manga. In the manga, Gowasu is much harsher towards Zamasu when he talks about killing mortals for peace, saying that Zamasu should know his place and how his arrogance will lead him to ruin if he doesn't shape up. He also does little to quell Zamasu's issues with mortals. He just tells him how the gods should act. In the anime, Gowasu is much softer when dealing with Zamasu's views. He tries to gently guide Zamasu to the right path and even agrees with him to a point about the mortals. He attempts to quell Zamasu's issues by giving him his own viewpoint of good and evil and reminding Zamasu that the gods are not infallible. He also still shows sympathy for Zamasu even when he sees the monster he has become, while manga Gowasu reached his breaking point after Goku Black impales him.
- Advice Backfire:
- He orders Zamasu to fight Goku so he can have a better idea on how mortals are. Although he is shocked along with Zamasu on how powerful Goku is, he thinks Zamasu got a positive experience from fighting Goku. Instead, Zamasu thinks mortals are both foolish and dangerous. Then he takes Zamasu 1000 years into the future of a primitive planet, thinking the mortals would have calmed down by then. They've developed some culture but are still pretty barbaric, which doesn't help Zamasu's attitude.
- When talking to Zamasu about his belief that there must be a Balance Between Good and Evil, he says that evil is needed for justice to prosper since justice is created to counteract evil. Just before Zamasu tries to kill him, Zamasu says that he finally understands how acts of evil can lead to justice.
- Asskicking Equals Authority: Deconstructed specifically in the manga. In the anime, while Zamasu being powerful was one of the factors he was chosen to succeed Gowasu, he was also chosen because of his pure-heart and strong sense of justice, remarkable qualities for a Supreme Kai. In the manga, it's heavily implied that he was chosen on power alone, which proves to be a mistake since Zamasu is missing other key qualities needed to be a Supreme Kai, like compassion. Whis even lampshades this.
- Balance Between Good and Evil: He believes that there must be a balance of good and evil, because without evil there can't be any good since justice is created as a response to evil. Zamasu disagrees and thinks that all evil must be eliminated, otherwise there is no justice.
- Big Damn Heroes: In the manga version, he uses the Time Ring to go to the future and rescues Future Trunks and Mai from Goku Black and takes them to the World of the Kais.
- Can't Live Without You: His life is tied with Rumsshi's. If one of them dies, so does the other.
- The Conscience: He tries to be this to Zamasu, guiding his pupil to become a proper Supreme Kai and overcome his hatred of mortals. Unfortunately, despite his best efforts, he can't get through to Zamasu, who tries to kill him so he can become the Supreme Kai and use the Time Ring.
- Despair Event Horizon: He goes to the Future Trunk's timeline to confront Zamasu. Ever the idealist, he pleads with Zamasu to have a change of heart and asks him to gather the Dragon Balls to revive everyone he's killed. When Goku Black smugly points out that they destroyed the Dragon Balls, Gowasu collapses in shock. Despite this, he refuses to go back to his own time, wishing to be a witness to his student's destruction.
- Disappointed in You: When he arrives in Future Trunks' timeline, he tells Goku Black/Present Zamasu point-blank that he's ashamed of him; Black doesn't give a damn.
- Face Death with Dignity:
- When Universe is down to two fighters, he sadly but calmly suggests to Rumsshi that they accept their fate. He overcomes this when Obuni looks like he has a chance of winning the tournament.
- Just minutes later, Obuni is eliminated. Unlike Roh, Gowasu accepts his erasure with a calm expression.
- The Farmer and the Viper:
- He did his best to help Zamasu, guide him to become a proper Supreme Kai, and get him to overcome his hatred of mortals. How does Zamasu repay him? By trying to murder him so he can become a full Supreme Kai, use the Time Rings, and enact a plan to wipe out all mortal life. Beerus is rightfully disgusted, sees Zamasu's actions as an In-Universe Moral Event Horizon, and personally kills Zamasu when he makes his move.
- Suffers this in the manga when he gives Goku Black a Last-Second Chance. Black seems willing to accept his offer and takes his hand... and then immediately runs Gowasu through with his Laser Blade, openly calling him an idiot for thinking he could be swayed, especially since Black already killed Gowasu twice before for the sake of his plans.
- Famous Last Words: "Well done, Obuni" ... said before getting erased by Zeno.
- The Gadfly: Used to have fun making improper suggestions to Zamasu just to enjoy his face as he politely refuses.
- Genre Blind: When Goku, Beerus, and Whis visit Universe 10 again to ask him about Zamasu, he thinks that Zamasu has reformed, despite his behavior and disappearance. Goku accidentally blurting that Zamasu is causing trouble in the future does shock him, but without further explanation, Gowasu doesn't yet seem to consider it as proof that it's true. Zamasu intends on outright killing him while he's drinking his tea, but fortunately Whis rewinds time and intervenes just in time; when Zamasu is subsequently exposed, Gowasu is genuinely shocked to discover that Zamasu has fallen so far.
- God Is Flawed: He believes that the gods are not infallible and must also grow and learn like the mortals they watch over. Zamasu strongly disagrees with him since he thinks the gods are naturally flawless, while also thinking that the gods are wrong for not interfering with mortal affairs. As the story progress, Gowasu himself becomes a shining example: while undoubtedly a good god, he is a Horrible Judge of Character in regards to Zamasu, taking him as his apprentice despite Zamasu's adamant racism against mortal life and other signs that he's not entirely stable, with everything Gowasu does to try to convince Zamasu that not all mortals are bad backfiring and eventually driving him to a FaceHeel Turn. Gowasu becomes aware of this after Zamasu's murder attempt on him is revealed, and very much regrets it.
- God Is Good: Despite Gowasu's personal failings with Zamasu, everything else indicates that he is a good Supreme Kai since Universe 10 is ranked in the middle of the mortal ranking despite Rumush being an even lazier God of Destruction than Beerus and Champa. He is also shown to be more knowledgable than even Old Kai.
- Good Cannot Comprehend Evil: He underestimates Zamasu's hatred of mortals because of Zamasu's pure heart and strong sense of justice, failing to realize until it's almost too late that in Zamasu's case, Pure Is Not Good. Even when he discovers this, Gowasu still thinks that he can reason with Goku Black and Future Zamasu and get them to stop their rampage. This almost gets him killed.
- Hidden Depths: Enjoys to watch GodTube, the youtube equivalent for the Gods. At first, he joked with Zamasu about becoming a Godtuber, but as seen on episode 91, it appears he decided to become one and film Kusu and the Universe 10 team doing a dance.
- Horrible Judge of Character:
- While Zamasu is firmly convinced that mortals are Always Chaotic Evil and the gods' inaction in their affairs is a sin, Gowasu is willing to look past this and teach him because, in his words, Zamasu is pure-hearted with a strong sense of justice. Even after Zamasu cuts down an inhabitant of Planet Babari rather than just walking away, this being right after Zamasu openly suggested that they just wipe out all of the Babarians and be done with it, Gowasu is still willing to believe the best in him and thinks that after their visit and his subsequent lecture over the Babarian's death, Zamasu has finally learned his lesson. It's only when Goku, Beerus, and Whis save him from being murdered by Zamasu and expose his plans to wipe out all mortal life that Gowasu is forced to acknowledge just how evil Zamasu really is. Even then, he genuinely believes that going to the future to scold Zamasu and give him a Last-Second Chance will actually work; one would think that after everything he's heard about the atrocities Zamasu has committed in the future and even seeing the results with his own eyes, Gowasu would know that Zamasu is beyond reason. Once the crisis is resolved, Beerus advises Gowasu to choose his disciples more carefully in the future. For this reason, Gowasu refuses to personally choose any fighters for the Tournament of Power, fearing he might choose someone as insane as Zamasu.
- It's even more apparent in his manga counterpart. While Gowasu in the anime is aware of Zamasu's issues and tries to help him, manga Gowasu is completely unaware that Zamasu hates mortals until he sliced the Barbarian in half. In fact, it's implied that Gowasu chose Zamasu as his successor based purely on his battle power. Later, he confronts Zamasu himself who became Goku Black with no backup and tries to convince him to repent for his crimes. This ends with him being impaled by Black who pretended to take his offer.
- Humans Are Flawed: While he disagrees with Zamasu about intervening in mortal's affairs, he does agree that mortals are very flawed and it is the duty of the Kais to watch and nurture them. He also makes it a point to say that the gods are also flawed and must learn from their mistakes.
- Humiliation Conga: His awful luck started as soon as he appointed Zamasu as an apprentice. Zamasu attempts to murder him in the main timeline, successfully murders him in a different timeline as Goku Black and almost murders his main timeline self again (in both the anime and manga adaptations). Then in the Tournament of Power, since he cannot choose a team, he lets Rumush choose the team for him. Said team is full of a bunch of Butt-Monkey warriors, with almost all of them barely putting up a fight against other teams. Poor guy gets eliminated along with his entire universe because of it as well. Hopefully Kusu knows how to use GodTube...
- Last-Second Chance: Gowasu and U7's Supreme Kai shows up in Future Trunks timeline and begs Future Zamasu and Goku Black to stop their nonsense and revive everyone they killed with the Super Dragon Balls. Black coldly reveals that he destroyed the Super Dragon Balls making it impossible to undo their destruction, and it's only thanks to Goku and Vegeta's intervention that Gowasu and U7's Supreme Kai don't get blown up on the spot by Black and Future Zamasu. In the manga, Black acts like he will accept Gowasu's offer to repent and grabs his hand, before promptly impaling him and calling him an idiot. It's only thanks to Goku giving him a Senzu that he didn't die.
- Mentor Archetype: Was one to Zamasu for a while, trying to nurture the younger Kai into his duties of being Supreme Kai. Unfortunately for him, his student turns out to be an extremist Knight Templar.
- Mr. Exposition: He explains to Zamasu and the viewers how the Time Rings work, and why there were four green Time Rings with only one silver one.
- Must Make Amends: He goes into the future to stop Future Zamasu and Goku Black's rampage since he was the one who chose Zamasu as his successor.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Has immense guilt over choosing Zamasu as his apprentice due to how horribly that turned out. This is the main reason why he didn't choose any fighter from his universe for the Tournament of Power, being afraid of selecting someone as insane as him.
- My Greatest Failure: Zamasu becomes this to Gowasu since he was the one who chose Zamasu as his successor, despite the obvious signs that Zamasu wasn't entirely mentally stable. Gowasu even calls the Time Ring that Beerus created when he killed Present Zamasu his sin. This is even more apparent in the manga where Gowasu bows down his head in apology to Trunks for what his former apprentice did to his world. A god bowing his head to a mortal is pretty unheard of, but Gowasu feels just that ashamed about what happened.
- Nice Guy: Never shown to be anything but very kind and understanding, and is willing to take full responsibility for Zamasu's misdeeds. When he's eliminated from the ToP, he simply tells his last fighter to get eliminated "Well done" and faces his death with dignity.
- Older and Wiser: He's very old, even by Kai standards, but is the highest ranked Kai in his universe. And while he doesn't fight against Fusion Zamasu, he remains calm and collected during his mutate form rampage, providing advice and even being the one to figure out that Fusion Zamasu is no longer immortal and why. He is also a playable character in Dragon Ball Heroes.
- Pure Is Not Good: Not him, but his perspective of this. He learns this the hard way regarding Zamasu. The primary reason why he's blind to Zamasu's growing darkness is because Zamasu is pure-hearted with a strong sense of justice. Normally, these are positive traits, especially for a god who oversees the universe, but it is Zamasu's inability to see that not all mortals are evil and the gods are not automatically right that eventually drives him crazy.
- Reasonable Authority Figure:
- Though he certainly finds Goku's presence unusual, he's polite about it. He also repeatedly scolds Zamasu for his hatred of mortals. Upon finding out Zamasu's endgame, he tells Beerus that if he breaks the taboo against time travel to destroy Future Zamasu and Black, he'll take responsibility for it because he was the one who chose Zamasu in the first place.
- Unlike Ro or even his own God of Destruction Rumush, he does not berate the fighters that lose the Tournament of power. He instead comforts them. When the last fighter falls, Gowasu simply tells him that he's done all he could and then calmly accepts his fate.
- Sacrificial Lion: The fandom really got to know Gowasu over the course of the Future Trunks Saga and had become endeared by him for being a Godtuber. This makes him getting erased along with the rest of Universe 10 in the Tournament of Power all the more saddening.
- Say My Name: Gowasu says "Zamasu" a lot. It happens every time he appears in the Future Trunks arc, to the point that it has even become a meme.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Either Gowas or Gowasu, just like Zamasu.
- Spot of Tea: He's seen drinking tea in literally every scene he appears in.
- Sympathy for the Devil: Despite everything Zamasu has done and how far he has fallen, Gowasu still expresses pity for him at different points. He's visibly saddened when Beerus executes him and says his name in a mournful tone, and when the Fusion Zamasu undergoes a Power-Upgrading Deformation, Gowasu views it as a reflection of Zamasu's own inner conflict.
- Technical Pacifist: While Gowasu does appear to be capable of combat, he always tries to avoid that if possible. He would rather lecture a villain rather than engage in combat. He agrees to go to the future and try to reason with the Zamasus causing havoc over there, and very nearly gets killed by Black again.
- Too Dumb to Live: He shows up in the future timeline in an attempt to talk Zamasu down, ignoring the fact that this version already killed two iterations of him. He's only saved from being vaporized by Goku and Vegeta. This is even more apparent in the manga, where he does the same thing but without that backup, leading to Goku Black stabbing him in the chest; Black even outright calls Gowasu an idiot for thinking he could be swayed, especially since he killed two different incarnations of Gowasu for the sake of his plan. It's only through Trunks' healing abilities that he doesn't die on the spot, letting Goku revive him with a senzu after returning to the future.
- Underestimating Badassery: When he tells Zamasu to fight Goku, he does so on the assumption that Goku is a weak mortal and only means to test Zamasu's restraint. Instead, Beerus orders him to fight all out, and it quickly becomes apparent that Goku is far stronger than his goofy persona would suggest. Instead of learning restraint, all Zamasu learns is that mortals are even more dangerous than he thought.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Several for Gowasu: He is the one who tells Zamasu to fight Goku so he can learn more about mortals and eased his distrust for them. This backfires since Goku ends up being more powerful than he thought and the encounter only solidifies Zamasu's hatred and makes him obsessed with Goku. He then takes Zamasu to Babari so he can observe the primitive life there and see if they will become more civil after a thousands years and he also teaches Zamasu how to use the Time Rings. They didn't, which only gives Zamasu further proof that mortals are too stupid and dangerous to live. Finally, he gives the means for Zamasu to begin his plan to kill off mortals by watching the U6 and U7 tournament on Godtube and telling Zamasu about the Super Dragon Balls. Worst of all, in the manga, Gowasu mentions that Universe 12 had a time machine created by an advanced civilization. When Fusion Zamasu starts to become a massive army, Shin suggests for everyone to escape to the present timeline, when Infinite Zamasu states that they have a time machine that they took from Universe 12 (he even thanked Gowasu for telling him such information), and that they could just go to different timelines and take over everything. At this point, Goku has to resort to Zeno to finish things off.
- Violence Is the Only Option: He goes to the future to chew out Zamasu for his actions and give him a Last-Second Chance at redemption; instead, Future Zamasu and Goku Black try to kill him.
- The Voiceless: During the Universe 7/9 exhibition match, he was noticeably quiet compared to everybody else, only looking in silence through the battles. He didn't even speak for Goku or Universe 7 (who managed to save his life) when Bergamo convinced the other gods that Goku was an Omnicidal Maniac for suggesting the tournament to Zeno (and even then, Champa and Vados both had noticeable speaking roles). Although looking at his expression, he could still be feeling guilty over the whole incident with Zamasu.
- Was It Really Worth It?: Ponders over this when Fused Zamasu undergoes a Power-Upgrading Deformation, wondering if he'll really be happy once his crusade is completed.Gowasu: Zamasu seeks beauty. Yet, look at his body. It's distorted by hatred and rage. I wonder, is that really the result he craved? A broken, misshapen god alone in a vacant cosmos. How fulfilled will he be then?
- What the Hell, Hero?: When Zamasu suggests killing the newly born mortals on Planet Babari, he yells at him, saying that is the talk of a God of Destruction. He also lectures Zamasu when he kills one of the inhabitants of Babari, saying that one individual could have changed his race's future. He has another one after Zamasu attempted to kill him, steal the Time Ring, wish for immortality on the Super Dragon Balls, and begin his quest to kill all the mortals.
Team Universe 10
Mulithim (ムリチム, Murichimu)
Leader of the Universe 10 team for the Tournament of Power.
- Adaptational Badass: In the anime, he is a victim of the We Hardly Knew Ye trope, being defeated without showing a single attack. In the manga, he shows some of the powers under his arsenal. Then he gets taken out via Gamisaras ...
- Heroic Build: He takes great pride in his well-built figure, and always takes time to train his body along with his team.
- Punny Name: Mulithim is a play on lithium.
- Mulithim's Japanese name of "Murichim" sounds almost exactly as muri chīmu (むりチーム), which can be translated as "hopeless team" in Japanese. Don't have high hopes for Universe 10 to win the Tournament of Power, yo. Sure enough, he's taken out pretty easily, with Frieza and Vegeta even making a gag out of arguing who should get to eliminate him.
- Testosterone Poisoning: A parody of gym enthusiasts.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: Doesn't wear a shirt. In fact, in an example of Art Shift, we got a close up of him beefing up with extreme detail.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Non-lethal example, but despite being the leader of Universe 10's team, the only real action we saw from him was him charging at Toppo. Other than that, we saw nothing else, and he was casually eliminated by Frieza, with Vegeta complaining that Frieza stole the chance from him. In the manga, this is slightly averted, as we actually get to see him fight Hop from Universe 9 with some of his actual attacks, but he ends up getting wasted by Gamisaras later on ...
- The Worf Effect: Although we saw him go head-to-head with Toppo without any serious issues, his next appearance has Frieza casually eliminate him.
Dium (ジウム, Jiumu)
A green bird Humanoid that participates in the Tournament of Power.
- Adaptational Badass: Sure, he got his ass kicked by Roshi/Krillin (anime) and 17 (manga), but 17 didn't explicitly take the bird out in the manga unlike how Roshi did in the anime, and at his next minor appearance, he's even shown giving an unidentified fighter trouble by lifting them in the air.
- Breath Weapon: He's able to shoot fire from his mouth.
- Flight: The introduction of Dium is noticeably shown earlier to show that flight is disabled in the tournament. However, characters who have wings aren't affected by this. Krillin manages to nick his wing with a Destructo Disc, allowing Master Roshi to knock him out of the ring with a Kamehameha.
- Leeroy Jenkins: He charges five Universe 7 fighters alone in the anime. It goes about as well as you'd expect.
- Petting Zoo People: A birdlike humanoid, as he's wearing clothes a normal human would wear.
- Playing with Fire: His only shown ability is spitting fireballs.
- Stronger Than They Look: He may not be strong compared to the Universe 7 fighters (as shown in both the anime and the manga), but he can lift Napapa (who is a pig sumo wrestler and is much bigger than he is), meaning that this guy can do some heavy lifting.
Rylibeu (リリベウ, Riribeu)
A fairy-like combatant from Universe 10 that participates in the Tournament of Power.
- Flight: The introduction of Rylibeu is noticeably shown earlier to show that flight is disabled in the tournament. However, characters who have wings aren't affected by this. It doesn't save her from being the first fighter to fall in the anime, due to her being so overwhelmed that she literally forgets to fly until it is too late.
- Forgot About His Powers: She panics when she gets knocked off the stage, forgets about her wings, and becomes the first casualty in the Tournament of Power.Rylibeu: I'm so ashamed of myself...
Rumush: As well you should be. Dummy! What do you think your wings are for, if not to stop you from falling?!
- Fragile Speedster: She gives Basil some trouble with her speed and ability to fly, but once she's pinned down she can't overcome a direct attack.
- Killed Offscreen: Nonlethal example in the manga, but even though Murisam is the first fighter to get taken out from Universe 10, we don't even know what happens to her before she got knocked out, as when the Grand Minister shows the remaining fighters at the end of Chapter 36, she's already out.
- No-Sell: Due to being a woman and (apparently) heterosexual, she is the only one of the Universe 10 fighters who is shown to not be affected by the Kamikaze Fireballs Light of Love technique. Not that it matters, as she had already long been eliminated by that point.
- The Smurfette Principle: She is the only female fighter for Universe 10.
- Our Fairies Are Different: A fairy-like alien with bluish butterfly wings.
- Pretty Butterflies: Has pretty butterfly wings that come from her head.
- Winged Humanoid: A humanoid fairy with wings on her head.
- World's Strongest Woman: Implied. She is the only female representing Universe 10, and Rumsshi chose all of his fighters based solely on their physical strength, making her the most powerful female mortal in her universe. Or at least one of the 9 most powerful people in general in Universe 10 that Rumush could find in 48 hours.
A large, rotund humanoid pig modeled after a rikishi (sumo wrestler).
- "Dosukoi!" - Said once when he's trying to overpower Basil's beams, and when he kicks an unconscious Kale.
- "It's a pleasure!" - Said when he endures Basil's attack, and said once more after getting knocked out by Caulifla.
- In-Series Nickname: He's known as "The Magician of the Edge Ring".
- Noble Demon: Sure, he may have tendencies of a dirty fighter as when he and Methiop tortured Kale (who was helpess at that point), but he did seem to respect Caulifla as an opponent after she took him out.
- Real Men Wear Pink: He's a part of the Macho Universe, and his skin color is pink.note
- Sadist: He and Methiop torture Kale for no reason other than because they can.
- Stout Strength: His overweight body type is perfect for the strength-reliant sumo fighting style aim to overpower his opponents off the tournament area's boundaries. It also comes in handy to hold back and divert attacks, as seen when he counters Basil's energy blasts.
- Sumo Wrestling: Physically inspired by Sumo Wrestlers.
- Unexplained Recovery: Despite getting incapacitated by Frieza in Episode 98, he's back two episodes later to help Methiop fight Kale.
- The Worf Effect: In Episode 97, he's able to deflect a triple-stacked ki blast from Basil, with Rumush, Gowasu, and even the Grand Priest praising his skill. One episode later, Frieza has effortlessly incapacitated him. As Frieza focuses himself on another fighter afterwards, he has the opportunity to get back up and fight for Universe 10 some more... until Caulifla chucks him off the stage for beating up on Kale when she couldn't fight back.
- Would Hit a Girl: He has no problem holding down Shrinking Violet Kale so Methiop can punch her, even though Kale is clearly weaker than either of them. Caulifla makes him pay for it.
A weird red fighter.
- Bare-Fisted Monk: A fighter specializing in punching.
- Boxing Battler: A boxer-like fighter.
- Cthulhumanoid: Has a mouth that can be easily comparable to Dr. Zoidberg from Futurama. One of Kale's punches gets stuck there.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Was a victim of Kale berserker energy blasts, and screamed for help before falling out of Tournament arena. Considering he was sadistically beating Kale along Napapa, it was karma.
- Rubber Man: His limbs are shown to stretch somewhat when he's beating up on Kale.
- Sadist: He and Napapa torture Kale for no reason other than because they can. He is taken out by Kale when she goes berserk.
- Would Hit a Girl: He has no problem beating up on Kale while Napapa holds her down. Caulifla beats him up in retaliation.
A humanoid warrior with red skin.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Has red skin.
- Butt-Monkey: Shown to be among the first fighters attacked by Narirama Super Survival Mode, and then he is thrown out like nothing by Cabba without going Super Saiyan. In the manga, he's the first casualty of the Tournament of Power, and unlike Rylibeu, he doesn't even show any of his skills.
- Human Aliens: Looks like an earthling of red skin.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: Dresses like a Muay Thai fighter, like Joe Higashi from The King of Fighters.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Non-lethal example. He is thrown out by Cabba without doing much during the Tournament of Power. Lilibeu and Jium at least showed some abilities, while Murisam was only a victim of Narirama and Cabba's attacks. In the manga, it's worse. He takes Rylibeu's place as the first knockout for the Tournament of Power, and he's easily wiped out by Android 17 without no effort at all.
A flamboyant warrior representing Universe 10 in the Tournament of Power. Surprisingly, considered a key player in the Tournament of Power, not that he really did much anyways.
- Agent Peacock: Immensely flamboyant, but still one of his universe's best fighters.
- Hair Color Dissonance: He sports blue hair as part of his appearance.
- Human Aliens: He looks exactly like an earthling. In fact, he looks a lot like Mister Satan student, Caroni.
- Narcissist: Described as one on the Toei website. He also seemed very showoffy during his relatively short screentime in the Tournament of Power.
- Recurring Element: The fourth fighter in a Tournament Arc in the franchise who is a romantic pretty boy who serves as a joke after Caroni (from the Cell Saga), Jewel (from the Majin Buu saga) and Nareg (from the End of Z). Chronologically, he is the third.
- Something About a Rose: Carries a rose and petals fly about when he make their entrance. He is seen smelling one in the "Far Away" ending.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Ribrianne tosses him out of the ring in episode 102 by accident (she was aiming at Vegeta), much to Rumush's annoyance.Rumush: You weren't even attacking! Just collateral damage! You're a disgrace to our universe! [whips him repeatedly with his nose]
A humanoid fighter representing Universe 10.
- Action Dad: One of the best fighters of Universe 10 (As in, one that isn't a Butt-Monkey), and a father with a kid and wife waiting him home.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Has green skin with white hair.
- Ascended Extra: One of the very few characters that isn't from Universe 6, 7, or 11 to be playable in Super Dragon Ball Heroes.
- Awesome, but Impractical: His energy-casting technique makes him a very tough opponent to fight, but against a strong, smart fighter like Gohan it quickly burns through his energy. Gohan is able to turn the fight around simply by allowing himself to be hit and then focusing on counters, wearing down Obni to the point that he no longer has the stamina to use the technique.
- Confusion Fu: He is able to cast echoes of his energy around himself. Because most fighters track their opponents not only with their eyes but by sensing their energy, Obni effectively seems to be in multiple places and is much harder to hit.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Despite the fact that most of the Universe 10 team got obliterated through very easy means, and being affected by Ribrianne's attack alongside being casually pummeled by Vegeta note , he could hold his own against Tupper from the Pride Troopers during the first minutes of the Tournament of Power, and gives Gohan a good fight as his Last Stand.
- He's also the only one of his team who doesn't get easily taken out or knocked offscreen in the manga. In fact, he's the only one left standing from his team after Gamisaras and Damon take care of a bunch of Universe 10 fighters.
- Even Mooks Have Loved Ones: When Gohan sends him out of the ring, the blast knocks off his locket, showing he had a family.
- Fatal Family Photo: Gohan discovers a locket with a picture of him, his wife, and their child right before Universe 10 is erased. It visibly affects Gohan.
- Human Aliens: Other than his weird lack of eyebrows and veins on his head, he looks like a human fighter of green skin.
- Last Stand: He's the last of the Universe 10 warriors to remain in the ring, and actually puts up a rather decent fight against Gohan. His defeat spells the end of Universe 10, with Gowasu telling him he fought well before they're all erased.
- Not So Different: Like Gohan, he is a family man with a universe on his shoulders.
- Save This Person, Save the World: When he becomes the last man standing for Universe 10, he has to survive or Universe 10 will be annihilated. Sadly, he loses to Gohan.
- Scars Are Forever: He has several scars on his arms and chest.
- Victory by Endurance: In the manga, he manages to withstand Damon and Gamisaras' sneak attacks, which knocked out a few of Obni's teammates. He later survives Kale's initial assault.
- What Measure Is a Mook?: Gohan is saddened that he had to ring him out after seeing his Fatal Family Photo and being considered a Worthy Opponent by him.
- World's Strongest Man: Implied; he's the only member of Universe 10 who's able to give an impressive showing and against Gohan, one of the top dogs of the Tournament, no less. He does so well in fact Gowasu actually manages to briefly pull out of his funk and cheer him on. Alas, it comes to naught.
- In the manga, he proves to be quite a badass as well, as he's the last standing member of Universe 10, and manages to survive the sneak attack of Gamisaras, which took out fighters like the Maiden Squadron and Android 18. Oh and he survives Kale's initial assault too.
- Worthy Opponent: Considers Gohan to be one, saying how he longed to fight someone like him and praising Gohan throughout their fight, ultimately saying he was grateful to have met Gohan.
Zircor (ジルコル, Jirukoru)
A humanoid blue-skinned fighter from Universe 10. Surprisingly, considered a key player in the Tournament of Power, not that he really did much anyways.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Has blue skin.
- Human Aliens: Completely Earthling looking outside his blue skin.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: Looks like an Indian fighter, like Dhalsim from Street Fighter II.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Gets taken out with no fan-fare by Jimizu before he could do anything. In the manga, he gets wasted by Gamisaras.Zircor: You gotta be kidding me!
Rubalt (ルバルト, Rubaruto)
A humanoid red-skinned fighter from Universe 10.
- Adaptational Wimp: He wasn't that good of a fighter to begin with, but he at least gave Piccolo some difficulty at first in the anime. In the manga, Android 17 faces him within the first moments of the battle royal, and although he gives him a slightly better performance than Murisamu (He knocked Murisamu out with absolutely no effort at all ...), he's hanging on to the edge, to where Frieza proceeds to knock him out.
- All There in the Manual: He doesn't get any hint of backstory in the anime, but Toei website describe him as a veteran of war on his home planet.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Has red skin.
- Dreadlock Warrior: A distinctive part of his design.
- Jobber: Overpowers Piccolo briefly until he loses against superior technique, getting wasted by Piccolo's Hellzone Grenade with little fanfare. In the manga, he gives Android 17 a little difficulty, but 17 throws the fighter to the edge, and when he's trying to jump back to the arena, Frieza kicks him down.Rubalt: I'm sorry, Lord Gowasu.
- Unskilled, but Strong: He had an easy time beating Piccolo in a straight up fight, but failed to see that Piccolo's Beam Spam was a set-up for the Hellzone Grenade, which netted Piccolo an Instant KO. In the manga, he faces Android 17, but performs significantly worse and is ultimately defeated by Frieza.
Babarian (ババリ星人, Babari-seijin)
A new race of bipedal dinosaur cavemen from Universe 10 that Gowasu takes Zamasu to observe.
- Alien Blood: They bleed dark green blood.
- Aliens Speaking English: Averted. The Babarians speak in a language that sounds like grunts and roars.
- Always Chaotic Evil: From the little we see of them, they are extremely violent and will go to war with each other for almost no reason. One of them even attacks Gowasu and Zamasu despite them not doing anything. At the same time, Gowasu makes a point to say that they are still a new species and needs time to develop. Zamasu disagrees and thinks this is the natural order for mortals.Zamasu: They take whatever they want by force. That is the Babarian's way... or could it be called their law? They have neither justice nor order. The wisdom bestowed by the gods is of no use whatsoever to them.
- Barbarian Tribe: A whole planet of lizard people who haven't evolved enough from conflictive cavemen.
- Depending on the Writer: While in both mediums the Babarians are brutish barbarians that haven't changed much in 1000 years, in the manga Gowasu was surprised and excited to see they were able to have leadership, with many Babarians ceasing the conflict to revere their leader, create writing and music, meaning they were changing for the better. In the anime, they are noticeably less developed, but they still manage to create a type of civilization.
- Expy: Their overall design is very similar to the Reptites from Chrono Trigger, who were also created by Toriyama as well.
- Punny Name: The Babarians are barbarians, who knew.
- Small Role, Big Impact: In the manga, they are used by Zamasu to justify why mortals are inherently evil and must be wiped out for the good of the multiverse. In the anime, the Babarians are just confirmed bias since Zamasu already has his justification to hate mortals after meeting Goku.
- Planet of Hats: A planet of barbarian cavemen who are extremely violent. Justified, Gowasu states they are a new race, meaning they are only starting to develop.