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Dragon Ball Super — Episode 66 Review

Did a last ditch plan help Goku, Vegeta and Future Trunks defeat Fused Zamasu? Read our review to find out!

Slight spoilers may be talked about below, so please be sure to watch the latest episode before reading on! This review is based off of the dub version of Super that currently airs on Toonami.

Here we go, we’ve finally reached the true climax of the Future Trunks Saga! There’s so many things  happening that there was honestly little room for any filler. Firstly, we pick up right where we left off in Episode 65 with Goku firing his God Kamehameha at Fused Zamasu’s Holy Judgement attack. Here Goku and Fused Zamasu were caught in a deadly tug-of-war with each other while the fate of the future-earth hanged in the balance. Luckily Goku is able to power through and launch not just his God Kamehameha back at Fused Zamasu but also the villains own Holy Judgement right back at him.

Due to Fused Zamasu’s immortality he is able to live through it; but cause he has half of Black’s mortal body, the immortality of his Kai half is rejecting the Saiyan half in him. This makes the right side of his body a grotesque purple that is severely deformed, causing him to sink deeper into madness and immense rage at Goku. The villain then fires off Holy Lightning at himself, causing his right arm that was damaged to mutate even further into a hideous form causing the Kais who are watching on the ground to deduce what is going on in Fused Zamasu’s body, giving Vegeta and Future Trunks insight on how to defeat the villain.

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Now Goku after depleting all of his strength into the God Kamehameha is unable to move his arms and instead goes on the offensive with kicks at Fused Zamasu. The villain ends up catching one of Goku’s legs and begins pushing back but Goku the ever crafty hero, begins to power up into his SSB Kaioken form to push back himself.

Eventually Goku is able to break free and gets some good distance away from the angry god. He regroups with Vegeta, Future Trunks, Gowasu and Supreme Kai. The Kai’s relay the information to Goku and say that they need a far stronger power in order to defeat Fused Zamasu. They recommend Goku and Vegeta to fuse themselves but Vegeta veto’s the idea saying he doesn’t wan to get stuck with Goku. However the Kai’s state that fusion — in a massive retcon — isn’t permanent and instead only last for one whole hour. They each take a sensu bean and a Portra Ear Ring from Supreme Kai and fused to become the mighty Vegito!

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Vegito takes the fight to Fused Zamasu and is on the winning end after going Super Saiyan Blue. Here Vegito knocks Fused Zamasu all over the place as the angry god wonders how powerful his new foe really is. Trunks on the other hand stares at awe, alongside the two kais, over his dad and Goku becoming one entity and actually having a shot at saving the future. Everything is going well until Vegito suddenly unfused back into Goku and Vegeta just as he was about to lay the killing blow on Fused Zamasu! This is due to them burning through so much energy in a Super Saiyan Blue state — similar to what happened to them in GT as Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta. The villain knocks them both down and begins to launch a death blow on the heroes when suddenly Trunks intervenes again.

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Trunks now takes the fight to Fused Zamasu alone and is doing his best to hold off the villain. Everything is going slightly well, but Trunks is obviously outmatched and is in a desperate state within minutes against the angry god. Suddenly, Trunk’s sword — that he got from Tapion — begins to radiate with all the hope, fate and energy of everyone still left alive in the future. Think how the Spirit Bomb works but this time on a sword called, “Sword of Hope.” This gives Trunks all the strength he needs as he counters Fused Zamasu’s blades and splits him in two right up the center! And then, the episode ends on that massive cliffhanger!

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So as you can tell so many things happened with Fused Zamasu getting deformed, Super Saiyan Blue Vegito appearing and then even Fused Zamasu meeting his end in the closing moments. This when paired alongside Episode 65 just made Super insanely more epic and hits you right in the nostalgic feels of how Z use to handle the climax of it’s sagas. The only thing I didn’t like was the giant retcon of how the Portra Earrings worked once Gowasu explained it. It felt like a giant handwave over the two ways of doing fusion in the series now, with the earrings having a one hour lasting time now being the go two way of handling fusion and the dancing method with only a half hour time limit being unneeded moving forward.

Other then that everyone was exactly how you expected them to be and no sudden shifts in character, like Goku going from a badass to buffoon just like that. He stayed like a badass throughout, almost mimicking the way he would be during the Frieza saga of Dragon Ball Z. This was classic, epic, smart Goku against the mighty Fused Zamasu. Vegeta himself, didn’t really do much outside of sitting on the sidelines and then complaining about fusing one more time with Goku. The real surprise was seeing Trunks get the finishing hit on Fused Zamasu and not the other two heroes as Vegito. However, when I think about it, it is slightly weird to end the episode halfway through a villain dying. Like at that very second of their death. Oh well, hopefully Episode 67 clears this all up and explains Fused Zamasu’s fate.

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