Warning! Spoilers for Dragon Ball Super’s special lie below!
If you haven’t had the chance to watch Dragon Ball Super’s latest episodes, then you need to do that now. Fans are hailing the anime’s special as its best yet with some going as far to herald Goku’s fight with Jiren as one of his greatest to-date. The one-hour special had plenty of twists and turns, but it was the end of episode 110 that had fans freaking out.
After all, the special did drop off with Freeza leveling an energy beam at a weakened Goku.
As you can see here, Dragon Ball Super left off with Goku in a rather precarious situation. The Saiyan had only just finished his first fight with Jiren when Goku was swept away. In one moment, the Saiyan was with Vegeta and gone in the next. When the hero opened his eyes, Goku was met with the sight of Freeza towering over him.
“This brings back memories of what happened on Planet Namek,” the tyrant said, smirking devilishly as he charged up an energy beam. The special drops off there, and fans were left to wonder whether Freeza would really double-cross Goku now that the Saiyan was weakened by his loss at Jiren’s hands.
Just, don’t worry too much about that twist just yet. If anything, it seems like Freeza is about to help out Goku.
The stance Freeza is seen taking above Goku is one which fans should easily recognize. The villain himself even nods to throwback by mentioning Namek, and Dragon Ball Z fans were quick to catch Freeza’s drift. If you recall, the ‘Freeza Saga’ came to a close when the villain was mortally wounded by his own Death Saucer. Freeza asked Goku for mercy, a gift which the Saiyan originally denied before Goku’s pure heart forced him to help. The hero gave Freeza some of his own energy to help the villain survive, and it seems like Freeza may do the same for Goku. After being depleted of his energy, Goku may be in for an energy transfusion from Freeza - but don’t think it will be done out of goodwill.
No, if Freeza is anything like he used to be, then he’s just repaying a simple debut. With the kindness wiped clean, Freeza won’t feel so bad if he winds up go for Goku’s throat again in the future.
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.