VIDEO: Dragon Ball Super: Jiren's Tragic Past, Explained

Of all the characters Dragon Ball Super has introduced, Jiren is undoubtedly one of the most popular and powerful. Hailing from Universe 11, he's a member of the Pride Troopers and serves as an antagonist during the "Universe Survival Saga." He proves more than a match for Goku, Vegeta and the rest of the Z-Fighters, even without such transformations as Super Saiyan. However, Jiren is also a pretty sympathetic character thanks to his tragic backstory, meaning he's not just a two-dimensional villain, like many of the villains in the Dragon Ball franchise.

In the past, Jiren lived a relatively simple life. However, that changed when his village was destroyed by a mysterious evil doer. Jiren was then taken in by Gicchin, who helped morph him into an incredible fighter. The story doesn't end there, though. The monster that destroyed his village then returns to kill Gicchin and his friends. This leaves him wanting to fulfill the final wishes of his late master and become one of the most powerful fighters in the universe. Jiren's power then increased to such a level that there are rumors he may be able to defeat a God of Destruction.

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Check out the video below for more details on Jiren's tragic past in Dragon Ball Super.

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Although Dragon Ball Super has finished its run, Super Dragon Ball Heroes is helping tide fans over in the short-term, but it's unknown at this time just when the series will return with new episodes, or if it will adapt the current "Galactic Prisoner Saga" that's going on in the manga. Still, the franchise seems unlikely to stay gone for long, as it's remained one of the most popular media properties in the world for decades.

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