This week, gaming fans were given a big gift by the folks at Nintendo. The world learned Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is coming to the Nintendo Switch, and it will do with a full roster of characters. And, thanks to one artist, fans can picture how Dragon Ball might have fit into the title.
So, if you ever wanted to know what a Freeza-infused Kirby looks like, you can thank Dragon Garow Lee for the surprise.
Over on Twitter, the Dragon Ball artist went live with a piece of artwork honoring the new Super Smash Bros. announcement. Lee, who did artwork for Dragon Ball’s latest spin-off manga, wanted to show fans what it would look like if Freeza and Vegeta entered the virtual ring.
(過去絵)スマブラ×ドラゴンボール pic.twitter.com/zdEDnYWD8M— ドラゴン画廊・リー (@dragongarowLEE) June 13, 2018
As you can see above, the first sketch shows Freeza getting his butt handed to him by Link. The Hyrule hero is dressed in his usual armor, and he’s not taking anything from the Dragon Ball baddie. In fact, Freeza has already accumulated 178 damage points, and Kirby is about to wreck him even further. After all, the cutesy character did absorb the villain’s power, and Kirby is ready to test out his own energy blasts.
Of course, Vegeta fares much better in his fight. As you can see, the Saiyan all but obliterates Warior when the two spar about of Capsule Corps. Vegeta has a meager 17 damage points while Wario is pushing 140. So, here’s to hoping the Dragon Ball fighter takes out Warior with one well-time Galick Gun just to be safe.
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Dragon Ball Super is currently airing its English dub on Adult Swim during the Toonamiprogramming block Saturday evenings at 9:30 p.m. It is also available to stream on Funimationand Amazon Video. The Japanese language release of the series is complete, and available to stream on Funimation, VRV, and Crunchyroll.
If you want to catch up with the English dub, the first 52 episodes of Dragon Ball Super are now available to stream on FunimationNOW, VRV, and available to purchase on Amazon Video as well. The 52 episodes span the full range of what has aired in the North America and covers the "Battle of Gods" arc, "Revival of F" arc, the "Universe 6" arc, and bringing the series right up to the current TV airings of the "Future Trunks" arc.