Dragon Ball Super — Episode 104 Review

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.

I was wrong! They went all in the fight between Universe 6’s Hit and and Universe 11’s Pride Trooper, Dyspo — I’ve been calling him Despro the past few weeks, before I saw episode’s 104 title card, my bad — and boy did the fight not disappoint! So who was left standing amongst the two fastest fighters of the Tournament Of Power? Well, lets get right on into the review, shall we?

Dragon Ball Super Episode 104
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We pick up immediately with the stand off that capped off episode 103 between Hit and Dyspo with Dyspo doing some bantering against Hit. It doesn’t last long with Dyspo charging straight at Hit, so as usual Hit tries to Time Skip but Dyspo is able to break right through this and sends Hit flying. For the first time in the series, Hit’s Time Skip is not working at all and he has no idea how Dyspo is even able to counter it when someone like Goku couldn’t. Meanwhile Kale and Caulifia are in hiding, healing their wounds from their own encounter with the other Pride Troopers and are watching all this all happen to Hit. Caulifia wants to help out but Kale tells her sister not to. In the stands Champa and Valdos are freaking out — well Champa is — seeing their best fighter get beat up constantly by someone faster. Universe 11’s God of Destruction and Whis’ other sister are just enjoying this display of speed.

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Eventually Hit is able to keep up with Dyspo, but without using his Time Skip so instead his Pure Progress ability kicks in. But it’s still not enough to get rid of Dyspo and eliminate him from the tournament. However Top, Jiren and the smallest Pride Trooper who survived against Kale, Caulifia episodes ago, Kunami are observing the fight from a cliff. Top orders Kunami to go assist Dyspo, after feeling something can go wrong.

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Down in the fight though, it’s finally revealed how Dyspo is countering the Time Skip. It was actually due to Dyspo’s giant rabbit ears, he’s able to hear the slightest sound and movement of a person’s muscles and in case of Hit, he can therefore hear whenever Hit is about to pull off a Time Skip and double his speed faster then normal to break through it. This gets dangerous for Hit as he’s knocked back so far that he tethers on the edge of the arena! Dyspo comes charging at Hit for the knockout blow but something happens, Hit is able to afterimage himself and make Dyspo go right through him and off the stage. Hit is savoring this moment as we go into a commercial break.

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Hit’s victory is short lived after the break though, as Kunami makes the save and instantly pulls Dyspo up with his vine like ki ability. Things look dire for Hit as the two Pride Troopers fight against him in, only divine intervention may be able to save him. And as luck can have it, a giant fire ball comes sweeping in-between Dyspo and Hit, turns out it’s Goku in his often unused Super Saiyan God form!

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A temporary alliance between Hit and Goku is made as they take on the Pride Troopers. Hit takes on Kunami and Goku has Dyspo. Hit gets caught in a trap by Kunami’s vine-like ki ability, basically if one of the vines are hit they’ll explode. But Hit being Hit uses his Assassin Punch — the same one that killed Goku episodes ago — to not kill but seriously hurt Kunami. Goku on the other hand is dead even with Dyspo while in his Super Saiyan God form.

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It’s explained by Whis in the stands that while Goku is in this form his Ki and Speed is increased significantly compared to the Power and Defense that Super Saiyan Blue gives him. Goku mixes these forms together against Dyspo, God form for when Dyspo is chasing after Goku and then Blue form when Dyspo tries to attack. Eventually though Goku and Hit meet back up while both Pride Troopers have them surrounded and then switch opponents. Goku instead of taking it easy just dashes right at Kunami in his Blue form while Hit figures out the secret against Dyspo. Hit actually begins giving mixed signals to Dyspo’s hearing, flexing his muscles at different times to throw Dyspo completely off. This begins to terrify Dyspo and almost gets him eliminated, but Kunami once again saves his parter and tells him to leave the battle — which Dyspo does — but this can’t save himself. Hit sneaks up behind Kunami with a Time Skip and tosses him out of the arena leaving only Top, Jiren and Dyspo as the last fighters of Universe 11!

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The episode ends with Hit thanking Goku for helping him out and lets him go for now. They’re now building towards this eventually final fight between the two but I have a feeling it’s not going to happen sadly, especially with the three most powerful Pride Troopers still in the arena survey everything. Biding their time once more.

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I didn’t have any issues with this episode. It was great seeing Hit take center stage and we got to see the third most powerful Pride Trooper, Dyspo, strut his stuff too. The actual real shock of the episode would have been Hit getting eliminated by someone faster but instead we got the random interference from Goku in his God form which came with zero transformation screen time and was a form that was weirdly forgotten the moment he went Blue episodes ago. So while it was nice to see it again, it was seriously a random few minutes. My only grip with the episode was the lack of Cabba and Frost. While it makes sense that Frost may not help out anyone, it doesn’t make sense that Cabba still hasn’t been seen since the start of the battle royal when Kale went into her Berserker mode. Did he get eliminated off screen or what?

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Author: Mark Francis

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