Dragon Ball Super’s Main Episodes Top Tier List

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Dragon Ball Super, the anime that ended back in March 2018, continued the story after the Majin Buu Saga of Dragon Ball Z. Super’s story is set between that arc and the appearance of Uub (the reincarnation of Majin Buu) at the World Martial Arts Tournament.

Dragon Ball Super ended after 131 episodes. Even though a lot of Dragon Ball fans wanted more episodes, that wasn’t the case. However, DBS still offered us plenty of unforgettable episodes in which Goku & co had a lot to struggle with, which is why we made a little tier list:

Tier S:

Episode 130: “The Greatest Showdown of All Time! The Ultimate Survival Battle!!”
Episode 131: “The Miraculous Conclusion! Farewell, Goku! Until We Meet Again!”
Episode 66: “Showdown! The Miraculous Power of Unyielding Warriors!”
Episode 122: “Staking His Pride! Vegeta Challenges the Strongest!!”
Episodes 109-110: “The Ultimate Enemy Approaches Goku! Now, Let Loose! The Killer Spirit Bomb!!” and “The Greatest Showdown of All Time! The Ultimate Survival Battle!!”

Tier S obviously contains the last two episodes of the show in which Goku had a lot to struggle in his attempt to defeat Jiren, the leader of the Pride Troopers and also one of the strongest opponents our hero ever had to face. Jiren was using his full power, while Goku was using his latest transformation, the Ultra Instinct technique. These two warriors played an impressive battle, and the last two episodes, meaning episodes 130 and 131, also offered an impressive animation. This was so welcoming, considering that Dragon Ball Super had very poor animation when it came to its first episodes.

Tier A:

Episode 66: “The Climactic Battle! The Miraculous Power of a Relentless Warrior!”
Episode 104: “The Ultimate High Speed Battle Begins! Goku and Hit Join Forces!!”
Episode 61: “Zamasu’s Ambition: The Awful “Zero Mortal Plan” Is Revealed”
Episode 95: “The Wickedest, Most Evil! Frieza’s Rampage!!”

Goku had a genius plan for the Tournament of Power: he went to Hell to make a bargain with Frieza, the former intergalactic tyrant. If Frieza accepted to fight in the Tournament of Power tosave the universe from getting erased by Zeno, Goku will fully revive him with the dragon balls. Such a tournament would have certainly used a fighter so strong as Frieza, and Goku knew that very well. Our hero let aside his grudge for Frieza, and the villain accepted the deal. Furthermore, Frieza was granted a one-day permission to leave Hell Baba in order to participate in the tournament. Episode 95 focuses on Frieza’s return.

Zamasu, one of the villains of Dragon Ball Super, had a very strong motivation to wreak havoc. Even though he was a deity, he reckoned that humans are evil and need to be eliminated, a concept emphasized in Episode 61. Therefore, Zamasu even traveled back in time to steal Goku’s body. In the end, there were two Zamasu’s, and they later merged with one another. Goku and Vegeta also had to fuse to have a chance at defeating the new and improved Zamasu.

Episode 104 presents Goku’s alliance with Hit as they both participate in the Tournament of Power. These two fighters met before and were enemies. But even so, they choose to put their differences aside, meaning a very mature move from both of them.


Tier B:

Episode 66: “With New Hope!! In Our Hearts Farewell, Trunks”
Episode 129: “Limits Super Surpassed! Ultra Instinct Mastered!!”
Episode 77: “Let’s Do It, Zen-Oh Sama! The All-Universe Martial Arts Tournament!!”
Episode 104: “The Impending Warriors of Justice! The Pride Troopers!!”
Episode 98: “Oh, Uncertainty! A Universe Despairs!!”

Episode 66 presents how Trunks decides to leave the rest of the Z warriors and return to his own timeline. Trunks (Future Trunks) asked Goku & co for help because Zamasu and Goku Black were demolishing his world. The son of Vegeta and Bulma couldn’t pull it off on his own, as he wasn’t strong enough. Back in Dragon Ball Z, Future Trunks decided to go back to the past in order to warn Goku and the gang about Dr. Gero’s androids. Therefore, Goku & co owed something big to Trunks, which is why they decided to travel to the future and save the world from Zamasu’s wrath in Dragon Ball Super.

Episode 129 shows Goku finally being able to master his new Ultra Instinct form, as he desperately needed it to fight Jiren. At some point, Goku looked like he was finished and unable to do anything against Jiren. But just in the good old Dragon Ball style, the beloved Saiyan managed to fully transform.

Episode 77 introduces the concept behind the Tournament of Power: Zeno, the all-powerful being, decides that only one out of 12 universes needs to remain in existence. To decide which universes will get erased, a huge battle royale tournament will be established – only the universe that wins the tournament won’t get erased from existence. That’s a huge stake, and the Z warriors knew it and decided to take it very seriously!

Episode 104 presents the Pride Troopers of Universe 11, meaning the strongest warriors of the Tournament of Power. This team is led by Toppo and has Jiren as the strongest character. Belmod is the God of Destruction of Universe 11, and he looks literally like a clown, being a reference to Joker from the Batman universe.

Tier C:

Episode 116: “The Sign of a Comeback! Ultra Instinct’s Huge Explosion!!”
Episode 96: “The Time Has Come! To the World of Void For the Fate of the Universe!!”
Episode 90: “See the Wall That Must Be Passed! Goku vs Gohan”

Goku and the rest of the gang are preparing for participation in the Tournament of Power, and it has been decided that Gohan will be the leader of the team. However, Goku’s son hasn’t been training so much lately, and he needed some time to prepare. After training with his good old friend and mentor Piccolo for a short while, Gohan needed to face one particular fighter to be sure that he had what it takes to be the leader of Universe 7 in the Tournament of Power of Dragon Ball Super: his father Goku. Episode 90 shows a new training battle between Goku and Gohan, father and son. Even though it was just a sparring match, both fighters gave it their all.

Episode 116 shows Goku’s battle against Kefla, the merged form between the two female Super Saiyans, Kale and Caulifa. Those girls gave Goku a lot more trouble than he expected, proving to anyone that even Super Saiyan Blue Kaioken can be beaten down. Goku had no chance but to raise his power to Ultra Instinct level, as otherwise, Kefla would have won.

Episode 96 presents the preparation of the Z warriors for the Tournament of Power. Goku was the guy in charge of recruiting members, and once again, we must emphasize that he made a very smart move when he decided to bring Frieza back. Even though he was completely evil, Frieza was powerful enough to help the Z warriors a lot.

However, even though the Dragon Ball Super anime ended back in March 2018, the manga version continued the story long after that with new arcs. The Moro arc came along, introducing a new villain who was stronger than ever. Also known as Moro the Planet Eater, this guy had the exceptional ability to absorb energy from entire planets and use it in his own evil ways.

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