Dragon Ball Super 7 Strongest Tournament of Power Fighters
Have you been watching Dragon Ball Super's Tournament of Power?
Have you been amazed by how strong the fighters are and wondered how they would stack up against each other in equal terms 1 vs 1 fights?
That is what this list is all about. Throughout the tournament fighters are beaten on wits, tricks and teamwork, but does that really make that fighter less strong than the one(s) that beat him?
Let's rank the 7 strongest Dragon Ball Super Tournament of Power fighters in order of actual strength, as if they would be fully rested and as strong as they can be. But before we start we must first go over the rules:
- This is a list based on strength. Things like tricks or unlimited stamina are not strength, so they will be ignored.
- Fusion characters do not count, they get their strength from combined power levels.
- Don't be mad if you disagree. Feel free to comment, discuss or disagree, but don't be mad.
- I only ranked the characters that I feel we can make a fair assessment on, that led me to a list of 7.
Now, let's dive right in!
Gohan comes in as the lowest rank on this list, but that does by no means say he's weak. Before the Tournament of Power started Gohan sparred with Goku, Piccolo and Tien.
Gohan is shown to easily handle Goku in his Super Saiyan 2 form and after Piccolo and Tien retire from the fight, father and son continue. At that point Gohan powers up further and forces Goku to unleash his Super Saiyan Blue Kaio-Ken.
In the final clash that follows, Goku wins as Gohan falls unconscious, but it does show that Gohan is strong enough to force Goku to use one of his strongest transformations.
During the Tournament of Power, Gohan is shown to being able to defeat an opponent by first taking his blows and wearing him down before beating him.
Later, he fights Frieza and forces him to transform into his Golden form before eventually being beaten by Frieza.
Finally, Gohan is one of the few fighters who can see Dyspo despite his incredibly high speed movements. Something that Frieza, for example, cannot do. Getting Dyspo eliminated is Gohan's last act during the tournament.
By then he has proven that he can keep up with some of the strongest fighters in the entire Tournament of Power and in Dragon Ball Super and rightfully deserves a spot on this list.
Kale was Dragon Ball Super's version of Broly before, well.. DBS:Broly. She turned out to be a Saiyan from Universe 6 who can unlock a Super Saiyan Berserker transformation, which makes her incredibly strong, but also clouds her ability to think straight.
The latter does not matter though, because this list is about strength.
During her first appearance as a Super Saiyan Berserker during the Tournament of Power she is shown eliminating a few contestants with hardly any effort.
She even eliminated some without actually trying to eliminate them!
Later, she is shown to make Jiren notice her spike in Ki as she powers up to her Berserker form once again. Jiren, at that point, is meditating because he does not deem any opponent worthy enough to fight.
When Kale learns to control her Berserker form however, it seems that Dragon Ball Super decided to make her less strong and subsequently decide to fuse her with Caulifla.
At the end of the day, it is very hard to truly determine Kale's individual strength, which is why she only takes 6th place on this list of Tournament of Power fighters.
Frieza has and most likely always will be one of the most formidable fighters and the Dragon Ball Super Tournament of Power is no exception.
Hanging on until the end of the tournament and helping eliminate Jiren, Frieza has shown to have grown much stronger since his Namek days.
Before the tournament, we see Goku in Super Saiyan Blue and Frieza in his Golden form fight until one lands a punch. As they both manage to do so at the same time, Beerus declares them even.
During the tournament, Frieza is seen easily overwhelming and eliminating some contestants. The only fights he seems unable to win are those against Toppo and Jiren, who both beat him.
Dragon Ball Super puts the emphasis on Frieza's character development, but his increase in strength should not be underestimated.
After his appearance in DBS:Broly there is no doubt that Frieza will remain a recurring character in the Dragon Ball Super universe.
Toppo's ability to turn into a God of Destruction during the Tournament of Power is a testament to his immense power.
At this point on the list, we are getting to the point where all fighters survived until the end of the tournament based on pure strength. There are few fighters left who rely on tricks, so it becomes easier to determine who belongs where on the list.
In Toppo's case that is very simple. He defeated Golden Frieza with relative ease, putting him above him. He is also shown to beat up Vegeta, but eventually has to succumb to him.
Both of those fights were decided by force, putting Toppo between Frieza and the Prince of all Saiyans at number 4 in the Dragon Ball Super Tournament of Power strongest fighters list.
As mentioned above, Vegeta managed to defeat Toppo on strength. Once again the Saiyan ability to increase their strength during a fight proved life, and in this case universe, saving.
Throughout the tournament, Vegeta is shown to be able to handle himself against anyone not named Jiren.
The Prince of all Saiyans gets pummled by Jiren a few times and seeing Goku be able to go head to head with Jiren in Ultra Instinct Omen form makes Vegeta realise he needs to grow stronger too.
Eventually he manages to do this, but not before he is shown to be able to handle a lot of punches from Katopesla with no need to defend himself.
His new Super Saiyan God SS Evolved form allows him to defeat Toppo in his God of Destruction form, making him the third strongest fighter on this list.
What is there to say about Jiren? Perhaps the strongest opponent ever to appear in all of (canon) Dragon Ball, Jiren is shown to not even being bothered with fighting for a large part of the Tournament of Power.
No one is strong enough to touch him, thus he just meditates until it is time to finish off the remaining competition.
Jiren is shown tossing aside multiple fighters, including Goku at the start of the tournament. He is talked about as being stronger than Universe 11's God of Destruction and perhaps others.
It is hard to fathom Jiren's strength and that is before he even unleashes his unnamed full strength during his fight with Goku.
Jiren was easily the number one on this list for a very long time throughout the Tournament of Power. But eventually even Jiren was defeated, leaving us with the real number one..
Of course, Dragon Ball Super would not be Dragon Ball without Goku emerging as the strongest fighter of them all.
As is tradition, Goku overcomes adversity and defeat to grow stronger and eventually beat his opponents and the Tournament of Power is no different.
While Goku does not turn out to be the actual winner of the tournament, that honour goes to Android 17, he is far and away the strongest.
At the start of the tournament, Goku is still easily defeaten by Jiren. At the end of the tournament, Goku defeats a full power Jiren.
Goku's mastered Ultra Instinct form allows him to go beyond Super Saiyan forms and far beyond his limits and fight Jiren one on one, before overpowering him with a Kamehameha.
The question now is if Goku can manage to fully control his mastered Ultra instinct form without running out of stamina. If he manages to do that then there is no telling who can even oppose him anymore.
And that's it, that is our Dragon Ball Super Tournament of Power strongest fighters list. Remember that this is a list about who is the strongest, not necessarily who is the best or smartest fighters.
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Until next time!