Warning! Spoilers for Episode 118 of Dragon Ball Super below!
Gohan may have demonstrated a bit of his power earlier in the "Universal Survival" arc against Universe 9, but he has finally come back to clean house in the final stages of the Tournament of Power against the Namekians of Universe 6.
"Surely Gohan didn't hit him THAT ha-
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Both Universe 2 and Universe 6 were at the edge of being outright eliminated from the Tournament of Power, so the final fighters of both universes desperately fought to stay. Gohan and Piccolo were left to deal with a suddenly much stronger Saonel and Pirina from Universe 6, but Gohan took the lead and was the most impressive he had been in the series so far.
Piccolo had been suffering mentally against the Namekians after finding out they were the result of a mass Namekian fusion, so Gohan instead took the lead in the battle and vowed to give Piccolo enough time to charge his Special Beam Cannon for a powerful counterattack.
True to his word, Gohan impressively fought back the two Namekians despite their power. Keeping both of them at bay while Piccolo was charging, Gohan pulled off some stunning feats of strength. When Piccolo unleashes his Special Beam Cannon early and fires it at Pirina, it ended up being ineffective and left Piccolo open for a counterattack.
Flashing back to a crucial moment of the "Saiyan" arc of Dragon Ball Z, Pirina launches a huge ki blast out of his mouth as a weakened Piccolo finds himself taken aback. As the blast of energy hits, it's revealed that Gohan actually blocked the attack. Apologizing, he vows to never fail to give Piccolo enough time again.
The newly reinvigorated Piccolo then recognized Gohan's power as a warrior, and the two managed to defeat the two Namekians with a final push of Gohan's powerful Kamehameha Wave.
Dragon Ball Super's “Universal Survival” arc is part of the recent simulcast agreement that sites like Crunchyroll and Funimation have scored. Dragon Ball Super airs on Crunchyroll Saturday evenings at 7:15 p.m. CST. Adult Swim airs the English dub during its Toonami block Saturday evenings at 9:30 p.m, and it will soon be available to stream on FunimationNOW.
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