Today, episode 78 of Dragon Ball Super was on and the official details for the "Tournament of Power" were announced to Goku and the gang. This tournament has dire consequences that catches everyone off guard. Goku may have been too naive to see how evil Zeno could be...
The episode starts off with Zeno's assistant, the Grand Priest, telling Goku, Beerus and the Kais the rules of this multiverse tournament. The winner of the tournament is granted any wish they want from the Super Dragon Balls. They're already gathered them all and Champa had to give up the three he acquired for the sake of this tournament.
The thing that scares everyone is what happens to the universes that lose the tournament. Zeno says all of the losing universes will be erased from existence. Everyone is shocked by this announcement and Goku didn't want this to happen. Goku asks if he could talk to Zeno to change his mind, but Whis says it will be ill advised to do so. Goku could be erased on the spot for defying Zeno's orders.
To me, this is shocking and I'm not sure how this will end. The only scenario I think might happen at the end of this saga is that Goku wins the whole thing and wishes for all the universes to be brought back from the dead. It would be kind of selfish for Goku to hold this tournament that results in the demise of a lot of people.
Before the real Tournament of Power begins, the future version of Zeno wants to see a preliminary exhibition match. It will be three fighters of Universe 7 going up against three fighters from Universe 9. The Universe 7 fighters include Goku, Gohan and Buu, while Universe 9 are three wolf-like beings.
Goku actually wanted Vegeta to fight, but Vegeta is being a good guy and is sticking with Bulma while she's still pregnant. Goku has to ask Gohan and he's convinced that there is still a lot of power left in him. Goku tells Gohan about the universes being erased, and Gohan is scared. Gohan decides that they should keep it a secret to prevent widespread panic. He also joins to fight to protect the lives of Videl and Pan.
It doesn't take much to convince Buu to come as Hercule is there as an assistant. Buu only listens to Hercule. I do like how they have kept the relationship between these two characters for such a long time. People may not want to admit it, but Hercule was helpful during the evil Buu saga.
Sadly, episode 78 of Dragon Ball Super ends kind of abruptly because we don't actually get to see the first full fight. The first exhibition match is between Buu and the red wolf named Basil. Every Kai and God of Destruction from every 12 universes are there to see what their competition is like. It's going to be a long arc, and I'm excited to see how it will all unfold.
Episode 79 of Dragon Ball Super is on next week and it's called Buu vs. Basil. Basil is good with kicking and it seems like Buu is not fighting back. It looks like Hercule may have to convince him to fight because Zeno could erase them if the fight gets boring!