RE: Beerus' role in the arc. (Speculative)
I certainly don't mind the idea of Beerus being absent in any given story arc. In fact, I would openly encourage it as it would greatly aid in retaining his mystique and importance as a character to the point where him intervening in a story arc would automatically increase the severity of the scenario.
If the dialogue in the spoilers is to be taken at face value, Beerus has been written out of the arc in fashion that is, in all honesty, incredibly counterproductive to his development as a character. Beerus has basically gone through a bad case of character regression.
Given his initial antagonistic attitude towards the cast and his lackadaisical and generally indifferent attitude towards his own universe and, it was nice to see him subtly shift his priorities to generally take a more active approach to balance of his universe.
Beerus getting involved in the events of the Future Trunks arc in the fashion he did, was a wonderfully nuanced display of the more protective attributes that had developed within him since the events of Battle Of Gods. He saw a potentially major threat to his universe, and unlike the events Resurrection F, where he chose not to get involved, he put himself in the situation out of concern for the inhabitants of his universe (Goku and Vegeta) -- and by extension -- inhabitants of another universe (Gowasu) and even another timeline (Future Trunks and Future Mai).
Then of course you have Beerus freaking out over the idea of Goku talking Zeno over the idea of having a tournament. Again, this was out of major personal concern. Even with an idea as trvial as martial arts tournament, Beerus didn't want to take the gamble of giving Goku the freedom to talk to Zeno because there was no guarantee -- from his own perspective -- that that conversion wouldn't spiral into scenario that would put Universe 7 in harms way.
And that's not even taking into consideration the displays of general kindness such as resurrecting the human race on the Earth of Champa's universe and even providing a civilization of tasty food for him and resurrecting Freeza as a gift for his part in aiding in Universe 7 in winning the Tournament Of Power.
The main point I'm making is that Super has made it quite clear there more to Beerus' character than just brushing off events that seemingly doesn't concern him with such a nonchalant attitude. He does give a shit about his universe and those close to him beyond a superficial level.
So it's quite unfortunate from my perspective that despite it being made PAINFULLY obvious that Beerus is terrible at his role as a Hakaishin during the Universal Survival arc, and that his approach as Hakaishin should evolve if his universe is to be guaranteed safety, that he goes right back to not showing any kind of sincerity with the state of universe, in regards to what kind of planets are being destroyed on his watch without his intervention. This attitude is made all the more perplexing when the planet in question that is in danger, has a set of wish granting balls which could be greatly beneficial in being a back-up, should the Earth Dragon Balls being incapable of granting certain wishes or the Super Dragon Balls be unavailable. I mean, if Kaioshin or himself should bite the dust, those Namekian Dragon Balls would come in handy.
I hope when the chapter get's it's official English release that Beerus' dialogue is much better worded. If not, it'll be disappointing to see such a good character as Beerus go backwards in such fashion. The commentary from him may seem minor to some, but the minor details can much a big difference is how you view a character.
Toyotaro certainly had every right to bench Beerus in this arc, but could have gone about it in a much more consistent and natural way.
HeroR wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:48 am
Or Beerus ate bad food and have sever diarrhea and will be on the toilet for the rest of the arc.
This made me laugh. A LOT.