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Dragon Ball Super: Another Classic DBZ Character Falls in the Tournament

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WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Episode 119 of Dragon Ball Super, "Unavoidable?! The Fierce Stealth Attack!!" which debuted Saturday on Adult Swim.

Dragon Ball Super's final story arc has seen the universes of the Dragon Ball Multiverse compete in the Tournament of Power, with the realities of losing martial-arts teams erased from existence by Grand Zeno. Another rival universe found itself completely annihilated after its final fighters fell in the latest episode of the popular anime series, but at the cost of one of Universe 7's most powerful warriors: the fan-favorite Namekian Piccolo.

At the start of the latest episode, Universe 4 was reduced to its final three participants as the high-stakes battle royale continued. Shortly after Vegeta overpowered the Universe 3 fighter Catopesra, the helmeted warrior is eliminated by an invisible opponent. This unseen menace then attacks Vegeta and Gohan, with Gohan saved at the last minute by his longtime mentor Piccolo. After attacking Android 18, the threat is revealed to be the Universe 4 fighter Gamisaras as Gohan covers the invisible warrior in dust to give away his position, allowing Piccolo to eliminate him. However, Gamisara's teammates launched their own attacks to stay in the competition.

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Universe 7 is quickly targeted by Shantza, another Universe 4 fighter, who envelops many of the remaining Universe 7 fighters under an energy dome. Once inside, Shantza creates visions of the fighters from previously eliminated universes to confront Universe 7 and distract them. However, Piccolo's superior senses and combat training permit him to spot the hiding Shantza, leading to the Namekian warrior blasting the Universe 4 trickster out of the arena and eliminating him as well. However, having knocked out two back-to-back Universe 4 champions leads Piccolo to be targeted directly by their final fighter.

Damon, the last Universe 4 team member, begins to attack Piccolo and, while the Namekian can sense the incoming assault, he is unable to spot Damon, and is knocked out of the ring and eliminated himself. Observing the fight, Android 17 reveals Damon is actually a fighter no larger than a common insect, despite possessing incredible fighting strength and agility so blindly fast that he remains difficult to track due to his velocity and relatively tiny size. With none of the other fighters able to properly engage him through conventional methods, Goku resorts to a new strategy to combat the grasshopper-sized opponent.

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Goku begins to repeatedly punch the ground in the arena, creating shock waves that propel the tiny Damon into the air, and leaving him unable to regain his bearings long enough to maneuver himself to safety. Android 17 takes advantage of the situation to begin to pepper Damon with energy blasts before capturing him in a small force field and kicking him out of bounds, eliminating him from the Tournament of Power and leading to Zeno completely erasing Universe 4 from existence with Damon's loss.

While Universe 4's defeat means only fighters from Universes 3, 7 and 11 remain, the victory resulted in Piccolo's own elimination. This brings the Universe 7 team down to six remaining participants: Goku, Vegeta, Gohan, Frieza, and Androids 17 and 18. Universe 7 has begun to work as a more cohesive unit, but Universe 11's Jiren, unable to be defeated by Goku even in his newfound Ultra Instinct form, waits in the wings for the next opportunity to strike. And with Goku only able to access Ultra Instinct unconsciously in bursts, his new transformation may not be enough to save Universe 7 from total annihilation.

Newly dubbed episodes of Dragon Ball Super air on Saturdays at 11 p.m. ET/PT on Adult Swim.

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