It’s never easy to say goodbye to a teammate, and Universe 7 just learned that the hard way. Dragon Ball Super is only few episodes into the Tournament of Power, but Goku’s team has already been forced to part ways with Krillin after his stunning disqualification.
Dragon Ball Super returned this weekend with its 99th episode, and the new installment did not bode well for Krillin. The episode began easily enough as the martial artist teamed up with his wife Android 18 against some threats from Universe 4. The husband-wife duo took on the warrior Majora towards the episode’s end, and Krillin managed to outwit the foxy character with his quick-thinking. And - well - his smelly shoes also helped.
Using Majora’s keen sense of smell against him, Krillin throws one of his shoes at the fighter to cloud the Universe 4 fighter's powers. The gap gives Krillin enough time to knock out Majora from the tournament's area and make him a victor. The win is a clever one, leaving Krillin to celebrate the event despite having been chastised by his wife. However, the victory dance all comes to an end when Frost from Universe 6 struts into play.
Frost does something which would make Freeza in Universe 7 proud to call him his mirror. Frost zooms in and knocks Krillin out of bounds while the guy is celebrating, and he manages to escape before Android 18 can retaliate. Having been disqualified, Krillin is sent back to the stands where Beerus and the Universe 7 gods wait for him. Shin tries his best to comfort the wallowing fighter, but even the Supreme Kai can’t bring himself to totally console Krillin. After all, the god is now down one fighter, and the Tournament of Power only promises to get more brutal from here on out.
You can read one (spoiler-ish) synopsis for Dragon Ball Super's next episode “Rampage! The Berserker Awakens!!” below:
“Universe 6’s Kale suddenly transforms and mows down one contestant after another, ignoring even her friend Caulifla’s voice as she rampages around. But Universe 11’s Jiren defeats Kale without a word. Seeing Jiren’s great strength, Son Goku cannot suppress his desire to fight him.”
The synopsis of Dragon Ball Super's current saga can be read here: "According to an invitation that Goku gets, Zen-Oh (Omni King) is starting a martial arts tournament between all the universes called "Chikara no Taikai" (Tournament of Power). But it is the beginning of universal destruction. Something awaits the winners and losers of this tournament. What will become of this fierce team battle between each universe's elite warriors?
Dragon Ball Super's “Universal Survival” saga is part of the recent simulcast agreement that sites like Crunchyroll and Funimation have scored. Dragon Ball Super airs on Crunchyroll Saturdays at 7:15 p.m. CST. Toonami will begin airing the English dub on Adult Swim Saturdays at 11:30 p.m.