I’m getting into more Young Sheldon-esque titles these days; have you noticed? That show uses stuff like “Poker, Faith, and a Basket of Eggs.” They’re always something like. I couldn’t decide on whether to make the title about Granolah, or about the pun with Gas’ new power up. So I shrugged and went with both. That said: Pretty Good Chapter. If we had gotten to this conclusion a few months earlier, then maybe this arc would end on a high note. But it got stretched out to h#ll and back and now has this “jaded” @$$ pacing.
It’s whatever; at least the conclusion of the fight is good! Dragon Ball Super Chapter 86: “All-Out Bout.” Haha- Rhyming titles. Let’s begin.
Following last month’s chapter: Gas- at the behest of Elec- starts to go beyond his limit, to a dangerous extent. He describes it at “burning his cells to give him more power(“fuel,” get it?).” And with all that power- on top of feeling intense, extreme ecstasy- is stronger than ever. And using that same power, he force chokes Goku, with the promise of twisting his head off. Goku warps behind him with Instant Transmission, but……….. no dice. Gas then warps behind him and throws him into the forest.
Gokue tries to catch his bearings, but Gas creates a giant twister to knock him off balance again, firing several ki blasts at him to keep him busy. As Goku crashes to the ground; Elec brags about how right he was about Gas. But Macki and Oil are thinking otherwise- they sense something “off” about this whole thing. Even is Ki constructs are little more jagged than before, and they just extensions of his limbs more than anything else. Gas himself describes it as his “power being liberated from his flesh.” Which he uses to pummel Goku further.
They’re about to collide once again when a stray blast breaks them up. Granolah has returned to the scene!! He jets up there and attacks…….. Goku?!! Hunh? It’s not what you think; he just had to get Goku away from Gas so they could come up with a plan. Which they do: Granolah will hang back charging up a finisher while Goku keeps Gas busy. “Easier said than done” considering Gas’ hatred for Granolah and new power.
Goku does his absolute best, but Gas overwhelms him and almost hits Granolah with a ki blast. Goku utilizes the last of his power to shield Granolah as he shield Vegeta last time. Enraged; Gas fires a barrage of ki attacks at Goku, taking him out of the fight for a minute. All seems lost until Vegeta comes to help. He holds Gas back for awhile, but Macki and Oil present a problem. So Monaito uses his sole combat technique: HYPNOSIS. Coulda…….. used that earlier when they were about to dog your @$$, but whatever, I guess.
Granolah is now left to focus all his power into his fingers, as the ball gets bigger and bigger. Gas breaks away from Vegeta, and tries to stop this. Goku awakens in Mastered Ultra Instinct- and summons his All Mighty Not-Susanoo!!!! I’ve taken to calling this “Susanooku.” Get it?
Susanooku grabs Gas in his hands, and CHUCKS HIM INTO ORBIT!! With his attack ready; Granolah is set to fire at Gas with all his might. Problem: His eye isn’t all healed up quite yet- he can’t see to aim. Thankfully he didn’t abandon Oatmeel this time; they help him aim and fire the blast.
The resulting blow back is catastrophic- the lights so brilliant that it’s almost blinding, and the explosions enough to cause a typhoon that envelops the planet! Goku and Vegeta aren’t even able to stand up in the wind; Granolah has to catch them and hold them in place. It also wakes up Oil and Macki, watch alongside Granolah as Gas hurtles towards the ground. But Granolah confirms that he didn’t kill him- Gas is alive(for how much longer is undetermined).
Granolah says that he’s “over” getting revenge; it just causes more problems than it solves. But he tells the Heeters to take Gas and never come to Cereal again. And he apologizes to the Saiyans for his behavior. Thus; Dragon Ball Super Chapter 86 END!! Coulda happened a few months ago. But the Toei Hack and all, and “Super Hero’s” delay. Meh, whatever.
……………….. Not very much to talk about with this chapter. Other than the fact that Gas and Granolah have made it out of this arc alive. Which fans- myself included– have speculated could be due to Toyotaro trying to set up a Second Tournament Of Power! He did not care about the original- maybe it was his editor at the time rushing him; him trying to get it done because they needed to move one after the anime already showed us how it would go; or maybe his heart just wasn’t in it; it was clear that he was not at all invested in that arc. Though he did a better job with Jiren than the anime did.
And then you have all the recent happenings. Broly; Moro’s rampage; the events of Super hero; and this. Is Toyotaro planning another T.O.P.? He’s making a pretty good roster for it:
- Merus(Now A Mortal, so he can compete)
If he’s doing the set up; he needs to fill those last 2 slots. People have thrown out Goten and Trunks as options; now that they’re older, maybe they’ll finally be able to- I don’t know– DO SH!T?! They could also bring back Android 17 if they really wanted; he did win the whole thing. And the anime made him one of the teams “M.V.P.’s” along with Frieza and weirdly enough Roshi. Or maybe they’ll even use Buu this time.
And then you also have the options from the Galactic Patrol Prison. Perhaps a “Suicide Squad” type of situation for characters like Quitor, or Yunba, the girls, and characters that we may have seen, but didn’t see enough of. And I’m certain the Heeter’s would jump at the chance to make a deal with such powerful characters. Though that depends on how much longer Gas has left; because of what he did to get this far- he should have even less time than Granolah. Like; maybe not even Weeks. I don’t know what Toyotaro plans to do about him, but he’s alive right now, so……………
No Spoilers for “Super Hero…………..” yet. But I definitely think that that movie provides a few more options for the team- if they are indeed building to that.
Other than that; Granolah’s character development was pretty good. He’s over his whole “revenge” thing(a h#ll of a lot sooner than Sasuke, that’s for sure), meaning the only use for this power would be for protecting the planet from characters like Frieza and the Heeters. Though that’s if he chooses to keep it. Yeah, I’m saying that Granolah might not want this power anymore- that he may end up undoing the wish so that he can get his life back, and reach this level the proper way…………
Through this experience; he’s learned that about the “Cycle Of Hatred-” killing Gas here would have made the Heeter’s his full time enemies rather than a nuisance in his life. And that’ll just end up endangering Monaito, Oatmeel, the Sugarians, and the planet itself- the last reminder of what his life once was. So instead of choosing to kill Gas; he chose to let him live to see the consequences of his multiple sacrifices. Seriously- Gas is going to die if they don’t do something soon. But now; Maki and Oil genuinely have no beef with Granolah anymore.
But they have PLENTY that they probably want to say to Elec right now. They’ve seen first hand how many times Elec pushed Gas- how far Gas went to prove his worth to Elec. And now that they know; I don’t think they’re gonna continue to obey him anymore. Or at least not for much longer. Which could lead into their own character development, and maybe development for Elec. I don’t know what they would do- I just know that they’re now going to be out there in Universe 7.
…………………………. Not really much to say. Although I don’t think this arc is fully over yet. We’ve still got 73 waiting in the wings- over there with his ability to copy characters powers and techniques. You know; maybe Elec’s plan was to make Gas as strong as possible, but knowing there was a consequence made him think of using 73 to copy Gas at his absolute strongest and have Super Android with endless stamina that would be their bodyguard and copy information they need. SOMETHING LIKE THAT? Or was that just a cheap way to segway into the next arc?
………….. I don’t have anything more to say about this chapter. It was good and all, but it isn’t telling us what comes next; it’s simply the conclusion of the battle. Any set up and teasing of what comes next comes in next month’s chapter of “Dragon Ball Super!!” Which maybe-not-so-coincidentally comes out the same day as the dub for “Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero” in North American Theaters.
Hopefully next month gives us a “Shocking Development” that had a few chapters to build up!! Please give us something good, Toyotaro; you were put in charge for a reason! That’s all I got for the lot of ya today, dudes and dudettes. Wow, I can’t believe I just said that…. Meh; whatever!! I’m kind of a “Cringe Lord!” Until next time, duckies- Have A Wonderful Day. By~~~~~e!!!!