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.
Episode 115 was a bit all over the place for the first half of it but then quickly recovered towards the end as Kelfa and Goku reached new heights of old and familiar power. Who exactly prevailed between the two, well lets get right on into our review to find out!
We pick up just a few seconds from where we left off last week as Goku in his Super Saiyan God form got a direct punch in the face from Kelfa — who for those who haven’t been keeping track is the fighter born from the Potera Fusion of Kale and Caulifa. Kelfa’s Legendary Super Saiyan state is nearly on par with Goku’s Super Saiyan God with the reason being is that Goku is still slightly drained from his fight against Jiren episodes back. Kelfa is clearly outpacing Goku in the early goings of the fight, that is until Goku finally taps into his Super Saiyan Blue form.
It’s only at this point that they are dead even in power, but Goku tips the fight a bit into his favor by combining his Blue form with Kaioken. It’s only while like this, that he’s able to get a gut punch into Kelfa, which sends her flying away. However, Kelfa being a crafty fighter fakes out Goku and lands a knock out blow to him. This sends Goku tumbling away and knocking him out for a second. Here, Kelfa is about to eliminate Goku but instead he gets up and dodges nearly all of her attacks with ease. Goku is actually transforming into Ultra Instinct again!
Elsewhere in the episode we get a bunch of updates on the other fighters of Universe 7. First, Vegeta is still fighting Top but he’s getting easily distracted by Goku’s steady rise of power. Then, we catch up with Piccolo and Gohan as they’re fighting the two Namekians of Universe 3. Also, we catch up with Android 18 who’s slightly hurt as she goes against the Super Sentai guy who wanted to fight Frieza last week. This guy is about to fight 18 but she’s saved by 17 who comes from nowhere and flings the Sentai guy far away. Then spectator wise, we see Frieza is still watching the fight between Goku and Kelfa, enjoying himself at the sight of seeing the Saiyans fight each other.
Up in the actual stands though, we get some plot holes filled up with the Potera Earrings and their use. Turns out that Beerus actually called out Champa for using items in the tournament, when it was strictly forbidden and it can lead to a fighter being disqualified. However, the Omni-Kings loved Kelfa’s fusion so much so that they actually allow the use of Potera Earrings in the tournament now. So this then leads to almost everyone weighing in the odds of wanting to use them for their fighters. Some opt to not use them and others toss them into the ring to help their universes out.
Beerus after seeing this all, then snatches Universe 7’s ones from Supreme Kai’s ears and is about to toss them to Goku, but then Whis tells Beerus to hold on. The reason being that, if one of their fighters fused into one it will lower their fighter count and thus edge them closer to defeat instead — especially if the fused fighter gets eliminated. So then Beerus refuses to toss the rings in and sits grumpy throughout the episode.
And finally, this is all very quick, but due to the power influx of Goku and Kelfa’s fight and how both of them are getting stronger as the seconds tick it is leading to Jiren to break out of his deep meditation state he’s in. He’s slowly twitching from all the energy and sounds.
There wasn’t really anything fancy about the episode besides the finally few moments of Goku going Ultra Instinct again. It was more of an episode to address the Potera Earring usage and to fill in the gaps on where everyone else of Universe 7 (is like 18, 17, etc.). Yet by doing this, it did leave a bunch of questions though.
Like, will Jiren finally wake up due to Goku and Kelfa’s fighting? How exactly is it so easy for Goku to tap into Ultra Instinct now? And also why is it that the Vegeta/Top fight seem so bland compared to the fight Goku had with Top nearly 30 episodes ago? Also, why does it feel like the Tournament Of Power arena seems so big to fight on? See, there’s so many questions that need to be addressed that hopefully next week can give us some.