If you want to get Dragon Ball fans talking, then you only need to say two words to them: “Ultra Instinct.” This past weekend saw the franchise unveil a new form for Goku as the Saiyan went up against Jiren in the Tournament of Power. Everybody was stunned by the sudden increase in power, and it didn't take long for Vegeta fans to wonder if the hero would gain the form.
Here at ComicBook.com, we think the answer is: yes.
Dragon Ball Super has spent much of its time focusing on Goku in the "Universal Survival" arc, but it is only a matter of time until Vegeta comes back into focus. The Saiyan has had a few on-and-off battles during the Tournament of Power, but none of them have lived up to Goku’s epic clash with Jiren. So, how exactly could Vegeta get Ultra Instinct down the road? Read down below for a few of our theories:
Ultra Instinct is a mighty power to have, and the fandom knows it. The transformation was brought up awhile back when Whis began to train Goku and Vegeta to take on Beerus. As the pair kept fighting, Whis noted both of their potentials were being locked down because they fought and thought at the same time. Goku has now proven he can unlock Ultra Instinct in times of crisis, but could Vegeta have already mastered the move?
Vegeta has never shown a form like Goku did in Dragon Ball Super; he’s not been engulfed in a white-blue aura like that by any means. However, Whis did note in the episode that he wasn’t sure what the aura was doing exactly. When Whis and Beerus go Ultra Instinct, they do not have an aura like that, so it is often naked to the human eye. Vegeta may have unlocked bits of the power during his fight with Ribrianne, and the hero may be looking for a trigger to break through his limit like Goku did with his Spirit Bomb.
If Dragon Ball Super wants to take fans for a loop, then they can give Vegeta a new form in one explosive combo by having Goku and Vegeta fuse. The pair came together in the "Future Zamasu" arc, but fans would not mind seeing Gogeta come around again and use Goku’s Ultra Instinct to wreck Jiren. Vegeta may be able to unlock the power on his own after once he gets a taste of its for himself.
If fans know one thing about Vegeta, it is that he doesn’t give up. The hero has only failed to master a few power-ups which Goku learned, and Dragon Ball Super has not hit him with one yet. Vegeta knows it is just a matter of time until he gets the transformation, so he is spending his time watching the toll it takes on Goku. If Vegeta can train his body in preparation for his awakening into Ultra Instinct, then he may have a better time handling it initially than Goku did in his fight with Jiren.
Dragon Ball Super airs on Crunchyroll Saturdays at 7:15 p.m. CST. Toonami also airs the English dub on Adult Swim Saturdays at 11:30 p.m.