Dragon Ball Super made fans freak out in a big way this month. The end of August welcomed the manga's new chapter, and the awaited update focused on Merus and Moro. The pair went against one another in battle, but its ending with Whis left fans with a salty taste in their mouths.
For those who have read the new chapter, they will understand what's up. Merus and Moro continue to fight up until the point of no return. With Goku on the sidelines, he can do nothing but watch as Merus fades into absolute nothingness once he takes a chunk out of Moro.
And as for Whis? Well, the angel of Universe 7 was the one who coordinated Merus coming to Earth, and he was okay with seeing his little brother go.
The final pages of the Dragon Ball Super update show Beerus and Whis while they react to Merus' death. The God of Destruction is unsurprised as his is mentor. In fact, Whis says Merus was a strange little brother from the start, and the line implies the angel isn't too upset by his death.
Of course, some fans were put off by the reaction, and they took to social media to vent their anger. A number of Dragon Ball fans questioned how Whis could be so callous, but others felt his words in in-character given the neutral nature of angels. But as you can see below, that explanation was not enough to placate everyone...
Do you think Whis' reaction was strange? Or do you think Dragon Ball Super did the angel justice? Let me know in the comments or hit me up on Twitter @MeganPetersCB to talk all things comics and anime!
Ouch Ouch Ouch Ouch
Wow just wow I have no words because what Whis just said about Merus... pic.twitter.com/9gF3uAY9tW— 340Ballerz (@zerowhite85) August 24, 2020
This is the 1st major death I felt chills. Merus death is so sad that even his older bro whis brush off as “Awkward” your own flesh in blood. Now I hate whis. Now this goes deeper than defeat big bad it’s the inner conflict of angels cruel law. Now my expectations is increased. pic.twitter.com/Q8nA5RovDU— Sandro (Might Gai is Slept On) (@dro128) August 21, 2020
They Went There
Thank you Merus for not being worthless like your brother Whis and that useless Beerus pic.twitter.com/my7YXfPBbX— Alif Rifdi (@ARifdi_) August 20, 2020
But Are They Wrong?
Merus & vados > bitch-ss whis .— Xᴇɴᴏ Bɪʜᴏ . (@BerserkLineage) August 21, 2020
Put 'Em Up
Whis just called merus clumsy ? Nah it’s time to throw hands. pic.twitter.com/MZANyfj4Nc— Infinity ⁷ (@Infinite_Aero) August 19, 2020