Warning! Spoilers for Dragon Ball Super’s 98th episode lie below!
If you didn’t think Zen-Oh would make good on his destructive threats, then you have another thing coming. Dragon Ball Super returned this weekend with an action-packed episode that brought an end to Universe 9. After the universe's team lost at the Tournament of Power, fans watched as Zen-Oh gleefully destroyed the galaxy and its millions - if not billions - of inhabitants.
The episode started off with Goku getting surrounded by Universe 9 as its fighters held a grudge against the Saiyan. The hero did falter against the onslaught, but Universe 9 just couldn’t hold up to Goku when he went Super Saiyan and tag-teamed with Vegeta. The pairing ultimately left the Trio de Dangers and all of Universe 9 sidelined, and Zen-Oh was quick to annihilate their universe.
The shocking scene, which can be watched below, is chilling to any fan. Zen-Oh cheers in joy when he destroys the universe, and the Grand Priest seems pleased by the culling. Even the Angel of Universe 9 smirks at the loss while the rest of the tournament’s competitors watch in shock. Even Beerus looks properly threatened by the scene, and Universe 9 is only the victim to be destroyed. Before the Tournament of Power ends, another 6 will be obliterated as well.
Over online, Dragon Ball fans are sharing their surprise over the loss of Universe 9, and plenty of memes are being used instead of words. The loss happened so suddenly after the start of the Tournament of Power that fans were blindsided by the loss. So, if you want to pay tribute to the fighters of Universe 9, you can hit us up on Twitter @ComicBook or @MeganPetersCB to mourn.
How Universe 9 was when Zeno erased their whole Universe pic.twitter.com/mRiDJVT2a8— Samurai Black (@Dashawn_338) July 9, 2017
It's a bad day when you can describe your horrifically shocked emotions about Dragon Ball Super with a throwback Monsters Inc. meme.
Your face when your dad blows up Universe 9. pic.twitter.com/SuVgYKmhAf— Geekdom101 (@EmperorBigD) July 9, 2017
Ignoring the hair here, Javier Bardem looks too much like the Angel Mojito following the annihilation of Universe 9. Toei Animation should call the guy's agent.
watched the latest episode of DBS, Zeno-sama is savage, and the grand priest definitely evil, Even Universe 9's angel is not right . :(— Faolan (@TheCoffeeSnolf) July 9, 2017
In the real world, angels are thought to be terrifying creatures of peace, but Dragon Ball Super isn't a fan of such ideals. Instead, the anime would lean towards making its angels likely antagonists rearing to mess Goku's life up.
Universe 9 really got erased in the second episode of the tournament pic.twitter.com/vAc0Xnjj75— John X (@48john) July 9, 2017
Sometimes, when you don't know how to react to something tragic, laughing is about the only thing you can do. If Mister Satan were at the Tournament of Power, he'd be cracking up right about now.
Zen-Oh: "Universe 9 will disappear, huh?"
Zen-Oh: "Everyone will disappear, huh!"
Actually pretty chilling. Good ending.— Cipher (@Cipher_db) July 9, 2017
If you have had complaints about Dragon Ball Super's writing, then it looks like this arc is trying to make up for past sins. The dialogue between Zen-Oh and his alternate-self was chilling to hear in the wake of an entire universe's death.
The synopsis of Dragon Ball Super's current saga can be read below:
"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 airs the English dub on Adult Swim Saturdays at 11:30 p.m.
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