There was a rumour.
“There is a Universe where lives a mortal even a God of Destruction can’t defeat!” Although there were speculations, we finally saw it to be true. Jiren of Universe 11. Yes, the same Jiren whom we haven’t heard anything speak, finally let go, and all hell broke loose.
This week, there were two episodes released, back-to-back. And boy! it was thrilling, it was exciting.
SPOILERS UP AHEAD. READ AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION.
The previous episode had ended with Goku fighting Ribrianne, and we find them still fighting with Goku just testing the waters. The battle stops the moment when Jiren enters and shows what he’s capable of. Even the Gods shook at his might.
Goku began his battle with Jiren while increasing his own power. Goku starts making a mark when he reaches Super Saiyan God, and the battle truly begins at Super Saiyan Blue. But, still there was no significant effect. and Jiren had the upper hand, by a huge margin. Even Goku’s Super Saiyan Blue + Kaiokenx20 fails to have any impact.
Seeing the inevitable, Goku says he’ll use his trump card then and starts building the Spirit Bomb. When the spirit bomb unleashes, Jiren stops it with one hand only.
Goku is relentless, and the ensuing tug-of-war with the Spirit Bomb destroys a big chunk of the arena and yet, neither of the side is defeated. Goku starts losing his stamina and Jiren was still far away from his full potential. Goku collapses into the Spirit Bomb and when the dust settles, he’s nowhere to be found. It was seen before that when fighters fall off the arena, they return to the gallery. As Goku hadn’t returned and wasn’t anywhere in the battlefield, there was only one thing to conclude – Goku had vapourised.
Further, since his own attack brought about his demise, Jiren wasn’t charged with any penalty. All hope was lost. Everyone else started to gather around Jiren to push for one last time. But lo and behold! The ground and the entire world of Void started shaking. Goku came back. He was reawakened and there was something different about him. A strange aura surrounded him and he was radiating an enormous amount of heat.
They started fighting once again and surprisingly, Goku had gained a lot. Whis guessed the source of his power being the Spirit Bomb and Beerus exclaimed that Goku must have gained something called – Ultra Instinct, something even the Gods don’t have. Their fight was legendary, until Goku’s energy was exhausted and we were back to square one.
In the next episode, we will see Universe 6’s Hit face-off Jiren. Stay tuned!
Image Courtesy – Toei Animation