GodKaio-Ken wrote:We know Jiren is strong already. What part of Toppo saying he has absolutely no chance at defeating Jiren after a serious fight not get?
Maybe he doesnt want to just eliminate everyone because he wants them to enjoy their last moments as warriors and he senses no threat.
Dragon Ball have never just hyped up characters with statements alone. Frieza was the most hyped villain in Dragon Ball, yet Toriyama still felt compelled to show why Freeze wasn't all hype by having him destroy anyone who wasn't Super Saiyan Goku and even then give the newborn Super Saiyan a decent fight fight.
The Saiyans were hyped for an entire year in-universe, and Toriyama showed us that it wasn't all talk by having having Nappa tear apart the Z-Fighters with no issues. This also served to hyped Vegeta who could boss around the person killing all the main characters.
Cell, each stage of his journey to his perfection had physical examples outside of 'Cell will be invincible if he becomes perfect'. First taking out Piccolo and 17 when he was just Imperfect, then Semi-Perfect Cell one-shotting 16 who was once his equal, and then Perfect Cell taking down Vegeta, a stronger Trunks, and even beating Goku while holding back.
Majin Buu, was hyped up as a god-killer who could wiped the universe. Toriyama showed him off by having him waste Dabura, Gohan, the Supreme Kai, and Majin Vegeta in that order.
Hit, while he little hype, Champa wasn't worried about losing since he still had Hit. Toriyama showed him off by having him beat Vegeta without getting hit and minimal effort.
Black, got some hype since he manhandled Future Trunks for over a year. Then when the heroes fight him seriously, he get a transformation and one-stabs Vegeta. He then takes out Goku and Trunks with his partner.
Zen'o said to erased anything and nothing is equal to him. Shows this off by having him wipe out an immortal god who fused with the multiverse.
The point of all of this, Toriyama never just used a character's or characters' statements to hype someone. There are always visual examples and it isn't just limited to 'they beat up the main character'. An example of this is Beerus. He two-shotted Super Saiyan 3 Goku, yet Toriyama still felt compelled to hype Beerus by having him take out the rest of the Z-Fighters including Gotenks, Gohan, and a rage boosted Vegeta.
Given that history, it stands to reason that once Jiren moves, someone or several people since this is a battle royal is going to get worf and it isn't just Goku.