Warning: SPOILERS for chapter #93 of Dragon Ball SuperHệ’s Power System Dragon ball known to be simple and straightforward, but this is no longer true after the revelations in the latest chapter of Super Dragon Ball. Vegeta has spent a lot of time thinking about the recent defeats he and Goku suffered against stronger enemies, and he realizes that ‘strength level’ is no longer an accurate measure of strength. .
In chapter #93 of Dragon Ball Super, fans encounter Goku and Vegeta after they are conspicuously absent from the current storyline. While Goku is doing classic drills with Broly (who recently debuted in the Dagon Ball Super manga), Vegeta is focusing on practicing meditation. When Goku asks him about this unusual mode, Vegeta reveals that it makes no sense to continue training their bodies, as they are already on the same level as the enemies who have defeated them recently, such as Jiren, Gas and Frieza. The difference, Vegeta says, is how they use their powers in battle.
Dragon Ball Super has finally renewed the franchise’s power system
The Dragon Ball power system has made history, influencing countless subsequent works thanks to its simplicity and effectiveness. Dragon Ball was one of the first series to categorize its fighters using ‘strength levels’ based on their physical abilities (including the amount of ki they possess). To increase their strength levels, boxers must undergo physical training, but combat experience also plays an important role. Seeing Goku or Vegeta train with increased gravity or practice ‘cheat’ using the Hyperbolic Time Chamber is a familiar sight for fans of the franchise. Over the years, however, the shounen series have introduced more nuanced and complex power systems, making Dragon Ball Super feel a bit outdated at times.
Fortunately, Vegeta’s words in this chapter completely changed the power system of the series later. Enemies like Jiren or Gas are shown to be simply stronger than the heroes, outperforming them in every physical way, in the tradition of the franchise. However, according to Vegeta, he and Goku are actually on par with the enemies who defeated them, at least physically. The difference is that these superior fighters can use their strength more efficiently without wasting energy and wasting stamina, thus introducing more variables and parameters to gauge their level. boxer. The concept actually has had a long history in the series, ranging from the infamous ‘ineffective’ Super Saiyan 3 form, to Super Instinct, which is the ultimate state of relaxation without transitions. Any motion or energy is wasted.
Dragon Ball heroes will have to train differently from now on
Thus, Vegeta’s words in this chapter complete the slow but steady evolution that Dragon Ball Super introduced to the franchise’s power system. It will be interesting to see how things really change from now on. Presumably, the grueling, bloody training sessions of the Z Warriors will be replaced by hours of meditation – which would certainly be an odd sight for the series. What is certain is that Dragon Ball Super has finally renewed the franchise’s iconic power system, making it even more profound and interesting.
The latest chapter of Super Dragon Ball available from Viz Media.