Spoilers will 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.
And here we are at the historic one-hundredth episode of Dragon Ball Super! Lots of things went down as we focused on both Universe 7 and Universe 6 following Krillian’s sudden elimination at the hands of Frost from the Tournament of Power. Goku finally had a chance to go against one of Universe 6’s Saiyans and there was even a drastic change in the battle field too! So what exactly happened, well that’s where I come in dear reader. So lets get right into the recap and review, shall we?
We open up Episode 100 right where we left off with Krillian’s elimination. Frost has quickly snuck back to wherever he came from, while both 17 and even 18 belittle Krillian for his sudden exit. Gohan, Piccolo, Tien and Master Roshi are all still grouped together and maintaining a defensive position. Roshi tries to cheer them all up with a bit of wisdom from his old age and it works. Elsewhere, Champa is at it and egging on his brother, Beerus over his team’s first elimination. All of this happens in a span of a few minutes and we’re quickly back on the battlefield as we pick up with Vegeta still fighting against Magetta and Botamo. The duo knocks Vegeta pretty far back into the arena and his confronted by Cabba — who makes short work of two other Universes fighters and send them flying. We get cut off right here though and switch perspective to Hit.
Remember the robot team that was introduce a few episodes back and was the first in the tournament to do the spinning-top like move to everyone that Hit eventually stopped? Well, Hit was still facing him and actually by this point, took all of his limbs off. The robot still had one last trick up his sleeve and was charging for a strong laser attack, but Hit time-skipped and simply flicked the robot off stage.
We shift yet again to another battle happening, this time with Kale as she takes on two other fighters from other universes. She does not stand a chance against them at all and is held by the hair by the giant sumo fighter as the other boxer fighter starts treating her like a punching bag. They then fling her across stage and almost get a ring out with her but she’s saved at the last minute by Caulifa. Caulifa then makes short work out of the two who trashed Kale and scores an easy ring out on the sumo one. After this both of them spot Goku in the field fighting off two other fighters from different universe, who he easily over powers.
Caulifa and Kale trash talk with Goku for a bit, with Caulifa trying to get Kale to enter her Legendary Super Saiyan form but it doesn’t work. So Caulifa powers up into the incredible slow Ascended Super Saiyan form — like what Future Trunks did against Cell decades ago. She goes charging at Goku but is so slow that Goku easily side steps everything, with this form sapping her of her mobility. Goku then says that she should try to achieve Super Saiyan 2 instead, which he shows her what it looks like. Caulifa however is a quick study and picks up the Super Saiyan 2 form just like that from Goku. They then fight on equal footing for awhile as Kale looks on. Eventually though Kale shoots a Ki blast at Goku, who turns to her and says what was that for and to let him fight Caulifa one and one. Kale tries to seek out Caulifa’s approval but gets nothing in return and this deeply bothers Kale so much so that she becomes enraged. This leads her to enter her monstrous Legendary Super Saiyan form and she enters a berserk state thinking Goku is stealing Caulifa away from her.
Kale’s power boost is so alarming that nearly everyone stops fighting and all focus their attention to Kale, with Goku being the first to go up to her to talk. However, Vegeta interferes saying that Kale’s transformation is indeed that of Legendary Super Saiyan and that Goku should be careful. A few seconds later Kale goes on a warpath with Goku, who has no choice but to go Super Saiyan Blue to survive against her. Kale is so powerful that she even walks right on through one of Goku’s Super Kamehameha and grabs him by the face. Goku eventually breaks off but Kale’s power is growing at such an alarming rate that she erects a pillar out of the stage and then fires off her Blast Meteor attack that knocks off a few of the fighters from various universes — Universe 6, 7 and 11 however are all still on the platform — with the one who used her as a punching bag being eliminated too! When the dust settles, one of the Universe 11’s Pride Troopers tries to stop her with a lasso/beam attack and toss her over, but Kale breaks through it and eliminates him too.
Eventually, Hit tells Caulfia to remind Kale to not kill anyone otherwise that’s an automatic forfeit. But Kale is so far gone in her berserk out state that she goes after Caulfia. Yet before she can, Jiren enters the fray, intercepting and one shots Kale out of her Legendary state, KO’ing her into Caulfia’s arms. Hit and Caulifa take Kale away to another side of the stage, by then Goku carries himself out of the rubble and comes face to face with Jiren to close out the episode.
So as you can see this was a jammed pack episode of Super that didn’t waste any time with transformations or giant monologues, it was all about the fighting and growing series rivalry between Universe 6 and 7. While it’s weird that everyone is sorta laying it in on Krillian for being eliminated first, it thankfully didn’t linger too much on that and we got right into the fighting again. It was nice to see Hit use his abilities — he’s becoming one of my low key favorite new character in the series — and get a ring out against the robot. But speaking about transformations, it is weird how Caulifa can just instantly pick up a new transformation just like that from others. That instant-transformation she’s able to do should get an in-universe explanation otherwise it’ll make all the other transformations everyone else has gotten through hard work over the years seem like nothing now. However, it’s nice to see a confirmation what Kale’s transformation is actually and that being the Legendary Super Saiyan form. Her transformation is of course a precursor to Broly’s eventually inclusion with the Broly movie that just came out.
The real twist of the episode was not Kale going berserk, oh no, but instead the fact that Jiren basically one shotted her out of it. It’s no secret that Jiren is powerful, but I never realized he’s THAT powerful now. So that tease at the end between Goku and Jiren having a stand off seems to be what this whole Tournament Of Power was leading up to, similar to that time Goku and Hit faced off. Speaking of, I wonder if Hit has any say in this duel? Now my biggest question though, whatever happened to Frieza and Frost? Will we ever see their deal they made at the start of this all come to fruition? Guess episode 101 will probably answer all these questions of mine, fingers crossed!