Dragon Ball Super just changed everything, and raised the stakes in the Tournament of Power. It only makes sense as the series is coming to an end sooner rather than later, but this came at a cost of the life of one of a fan-favorite throughout the Universal Survival arc.
Dragon Ball Super broke a lot of hearts when Android 17 saves Vegeta and Goku from Jiren's blast, and self-destructs in order to blast away Jiren's ki attack.
Dragon Ball Super Episode 127
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As Goku and Vegeta lied on the ground damaged from an earlier attack, 17 stands against Jiren and says that Universe 7 will indeed win. After some back and forth, Jiren fires a large ki blast at Goku and Vegeta but 17 stops it with his barrier.
Goku and Vegeta ask what he's doing, and 17 says he gave up the cruiser he wanted to wish for his family and that they should thank him for doing so. He laughs at the fact that his sacrificing himself is such a human thing to do and explodes. In order to buy Goku and Vegeta time, he protects the two of them with his energy barriers and explodes himself in order to get rid of Jiren's massive ki blast.
Unfortunately, the Grand Priest declared that Jiren didn't break any rules because Android 17 had self-destructed. His death certainly comes as a surprise as not many characters have actually died in the Tournament, and even less so from Universe 7. As many characters leave the tournament via elimination, his death came as a huge blow to fans.
There is also currently a new Dragon Ball film in the works for 2018. The film will focus on the Saiyans, the "origins of Goku's power," and potentially the story of the very first Super Saiyan God. Not only does it aim to be the best film in the series, original creator Akira Toriyama will be contributing to the film's script and new character designs.
Dragon Ball Super's “Universal Survival” arc is part of the recent simulcast agreement that sites like Crunchyroll and Funimation have scored. DragonBall 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 is now available to stream on FunimationNOW and Amazon Video.