Dragon ball Super Episode 67 – This episode marks the end of Future trunks arc and i am speechless! Not by the entire arc but by the antagonist Zamasu. In the entire history of Dragon ball we have not got an antagonist who can be defeated by without avoiding casualties.
Even though Frieza, Cell and Majin Buu created same situation but later all was fixed with Dragon balls, this time with Future trunks arc that was not the case. Zamasu literally created a situation where even we as viewers can feel despair and think that there is no solution to this. Zeno’s power defeated Zamasu but that all came with huge loss!
So lets discuss the events of Dragon ball Super Episode 67 one by one. But before that allow me to inform you about the next arc – Dragon ball Super is getting new arc from December 18th, in which Hit returns to assassinate Goku.
Dragon ball Super Episode 67 Review
So in the last episode of Dragon ball Super i.e Dragon ball Super Episode 66, at the end Trunks splits Zamasu in half with his Ki sword and episode ends. The story continues from that point in Dragon ball Super Episode 67. Trunks and everyone thinks that the final attack that split Zamasu in half, ended everything. However Zamasu comeback was like saying – “The nightmare is not over.”
Zamasu lost his physical body, however he returns back in the form of gas cloud and spreads in the entire space and covers the earth. He finally destroys all humans that trunks managed to save until now, that includes Yajirobe and all the soldiers that fought with him. Which ultimately left him and Mai in a sense of despair, and even i was in a same situation, even though i knew what was going to happen. So first of all i want to say great job Toei Animation, Toriyama and Toyotaro. You three created an awesome antagonist.
So now that Zamasu has destroyed all human beings that trunks managed to save, our heroes are left with no option but to somehow defeat him. However since Vegeto’s final kamehameha used up all the power Goku and Vegeta are not able to transform into Super Saiyan Blue, They only had power to transform in Super saiyans, So Trunks, Goku and Vegeta uses their own special moves however even the combined power attack had no effect. Zamasu covering the entire sky even affects the past.
According to the explanation of Gowasu, Zamasu became one with space or you can say overall universe and cast off his form as a god and now became the justice and order himself. Even after doing everything Zamasu was not defeated, Goku tries to find a senzu in his pocket but instead finds a remote button that Zeno gave him. He asks kaioshins, that if this world’s (Future trunks world) Zeno is alive or not?. Kaioshins replied that no matter what happens Zeno is the only one who can’t be defeated at any cost.
Don’t ever mess with Zeno sama! and whis’s father!
Goku calls Zeno, after a little greetings, He asks Zeno to erase Zamasu but instead Zeno destroys the entire universe. Considering the clueless and happy go lucky attitude, Zeno is pretty scary and he shows that he is not someone that you can mess with.
Goku and company somehow travels to the past and save themselves by getting destroyed by the hands of Zeno. Finally its proved that even immortal Zamasu can be easily destroyed by the hands of Zeno.Trunks and Goku travels to the destroyed future once again and takes Zeno back to the past, and then Goku brings future Zeno to the past Zeno as a companion so they can play and get along well.
The guardian angel like whis that guards Zeno’s palace is Whis’s father! which was a shocking revelation in this episode.
Aftermath and Solution
Now that Future trunks world is destroyed, everyone gathers to think of a solution. Whis gives an offer, that its possible to go to the world which is not destroyed by Zamasu. He will personally come to the future too and tell Beerus of that time to take care of Zamasu. Beerus tells them that there is no need to do this unnecessary thing. In that world if Zamasu is destroyed by other me another time ring will be born and thus give birth to new parallel world and things will repeat.
Everyone had the same doubt, however Whis reveals that he has something that will stop that endless cycle and its even better than Mafuba. Goku and Vegeta were puzzled by the fact, that if gods have something like that then for what reason we fought? Beerus tells them, that they rely on god’s power too much. So it was Beerus indirectly telling them that you guys need to find solution on your own and if that’s not possible that you need to manage or endure but you should never rely on god’s power.
Whis silenced beerus by saying that, when you personally destroyed Zamasu of this timeline, another parallel world and time ring was born and in that world Zamasu is not destroyed. How are you going to justify that to Zeno?. Listening to these words Beerus gave his permission to carry forward with Whis’s plan. However since they will go to the world where Zamasu not destroyed anything, that means there will be another Mai and Trunks and Future Trunks and Future Mai have to coexist with them. They agree to this and decides to settle down in that another future world.
There were two unexplained things in this episode
- Who is Zeno – From today’s episode it was confirmed that Zeno is not a fighter type. He just has the power to destroy everything and that even includes immortal beings like Zamasu. It would have been good if they would have given more explanation on Zeno’s identity and his powers. Even though he is clueless and happy go lucky guy, this episode showed how badass he is as a god.
- What is the special thing that is better than Mafuba and which can stop the endless cycle of Zamasu’s destruction – As i said earlier, Whis mentioned at the end, that they have something that will stop that endless cycle and its even better than Mafuba. It raises my curiosity, it would have been good if they would have given more explanation on that.
Gohan’s return? and Mai and Trunks Shipping confirmed
Finally Trunks and Mai ready to go to the different future, Gohan comes to see them off. However he had a mature look on his face which makes me wonder that Gohan will return or not? Also Mai and Trunks will be husband and wife now!! this episode confirms that the ship has sailed forward.
Opinion on the episode and the entire arc
Personally i think that the ending of trunks arc was a good ending. Dragon ball Super is series which focuses on the world of Gods that exists in the world of Dragon ball series. So if the arc would have ended where Trunks sliced Zamasu and finished him and then everything became good or if the animators would have showed Zeno destroying Zamasu only. Then this would have become the most obvious outcome.
But instead they showed Zeno destroying the entire universe along with Future trunks world. Which was quite unexpected, and so i think that this type of end is good. It made viewers realize that not every ending can be happy and not everything can be fixed with Dragon balls. Also they showed that God is the ultimate being that treats everyone with equality be it evil or good. So destroying the entire universe was a kind of lesson, that one should never misuse his authority otherwise karma will kick him even if he is a good person.
Also a round of applause of Zamasu’s voice actor, He did a great job!! Personally i think that this future trunks arc was a great arc. It was different compared to previous arc of dragon ball and dragon ball z. Everything was well thought and well planned, everyone got equal chance and the Zamasu’s character was also well thought. Which basically showed that even if our heroes did everything and went through so many BS power ups they can’t overturn everything and time will come when they will be driven to the corner.
There were plot holes in between but since this arc focus on Future Trunks they gave him chance to be the Hero, but even more than that the series focuses on Gods, which are even greater than Shenlong and hence ending this arc with God’s power was right decision.
Dragon ball Super is getting new arc from December 18th, in which Hit returns to assassinate Goku. And we are super excited for that but more than that i would be glad to hear your opinions on the episode and the overall arc.
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