Warning: Spoilers for Dragon Ball Super, Chapter 101
Gohan’s Beast transformation still exists and could play an important role in upcoming story lines. Gohan’s ability to summon his Monster Gohan form at will ensures he can keep up with new threats like Black Frieza. Gohan joining forces with Broly, Piccolo, Vegeta, and Goku to fight Black Frieza could be an epic moment in Dragon Ball Super.
Superhero section of Super Dragon Ball is finally over, with chapter 101 going beyond what was in the movie, and this new chapter convincingly proves that Gohan’s latest transformation, Gohan Beast, is still here with a flashy scene. The question now is how exactly Gohan will use this new ability and what role it might play in upcoming story arcs.
Dragon Ball Super Chapter 101, written by Akira Toriyama and drawn by Toyotaro, opens with Carmine of the Red Ribbon Army trying to find a way to eliminate the Z Fighters, as the Red Ribbon Army can never be revived until they are around. He accidentally sees Goten and Trunks, disguised as the superheroes Saiyaman X-1 and X-2, and convinces them to help him destroy a main “villain”, who turns out to be none other than Goten’s older brother, Gohan.
Just finished using Cell Max a few days ago, Gohan is quite unhappy to see the Red Ribbon Army again, and immediately transforms directly into his Gohan Beast stateready to fight for his daughter’s safety once again.
The monster Gohan could be the key to defeating Black Frieza
At first, it might not seem too remarkable that Gohan could transform into this state again, but keep in mind that even after Goku discovered Ultra Instinct during the Tournament of Power, he still couldn’t. use abilities on command; that took considerable additional training, as well as developing technique to better suit his own emotional fighting style. This scene confirms that Gohan will be able to summon his Monster Gohan form at will, something that ensures he can keep up with new threats like Black Frieza.
Goku can feel the immense power emanating from Gohan after he transforms and teleports himself to Earth, where the chapter ends. It’s unclear exactly where Gohan Beast ranks compared to Super Saiyan Blue or Ultra Instinct/Ego, but the incredible amount of power on display seems to suggest it’s comparable. Perhaps a showdown between Goku (who certainly won’t be able to resist testing his son’s new powers) and Gohan will give a more concrete answer to that in the coming chapters.
Given that Goku and Vegeta struggled against Black Frieza even in their Ultra states, bringing in Gohan to help deal with him could be a key element of the sequel, ensuring that new powers Gohan’s was not wasted. Such a team could also include Piccolo, who has acquired the new Orange Piccolo transformation, as well as Broly, who seems to have finally mastered his original rage. Beast Gohan joining Broly, Piccolo, Vegeta and Goku to fight Black Frieza could be a truly great moment that brings Super Dragon Ball return to the pinnacle of greatness.
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Super Dragon Ball
Dragon Ball Super is a sequel to the original Dragon Ball series as well as the fan-favorite Dragon Ball Z anime. Dragon Ball Super takes place ten years after Majin Buu was defeated and follows Goku and his friends on all-new adventures. Like previous seasons, Dragon Ball Super was praised throughout its 131 episodes.
Release date July 5, 2015
Cast Cast: Sean Schemmel, Jason Douglas, Christopher Sabat
Story by tatsuya nagamine
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Director Tatsuya Nagamine
The presenter Tatsuya Nagamine