I realize we are debating back and forth on semanticsMagnificent Ponta wrote: ↑Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:54 amBut it's not simply that he can eat a lot; it's that he can use that insane amount of power without any trouble that is the important thing here. Yakon can eat a lot, but it doesn't actually mean anything.
Similarly, characters like Goku and Kale and Saganbo (yes, and eventually Moro, or more properly the OG73-I bit of him, I suppose) can somehow find their way to levels of power that exist well beyond their own limits, but just can't use it right, and end up only damaging themselves. Super in particular has been driving home this particular point since at least chapter 37 (and most particularly since chapter 39, when Jiren and Roshi make it as plain as day for us).
The distinction between just having power and actually wielding it is a real and relevant one to Dragon Ball Super in general, and Moro does both, at a higher level than any other antagonist to date, which naturally piques Goku's interest (irrespective of the negative judgement he also makes). I can't agree that this idea, when expressed as a plot beat, is somehow artificial, or that it is simply contrived to make Goku act or respond in a certain way.
I get what you are saying but I still don’t see how this makes Moro the strongest opponent Goku ever faced or the one with the most potential
Even if Goku had just said you obviously have the capacity to grow stronger with your own power I wouldn’t have an issue.
It’s just the conceit that he is the strongest I disagree with. Even the argument that he doesn’t train and can wield that much power doesn’t work for me because he literally has magic. He’s literally built to consume planets & souls. This is what gives him his power and makes him different than a character like Yakon. There is a reason he got where he was without training and I don’t see what is so impressive about it.
Compared to say a character like Broly who also didn’t get the right type of training but literally grew exponentially in a short time frame.