Claiming the characters don't know his true power doesn't answer the question of why even include these lines in the first place. The only reason we believe these characters are anywhere close to Beerus or have surpassed him is because it was mentioned in the story. Otherwise there wouldn't be a debate and we would assume everyone is still weaker than Beerus until something is stated.Miracles wrote: ↑Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:35 pmThe story answered your question...The statements made concerning Beerus were uncertain, contrary to fact. They were stated as guesses. So they are NOT wrong. The ones who are wrong are those putting those lines as fact. Despite the story updating Beerus placement with more hypothetical's. Since the story is uncertain about Beerus power by never truly defining him in a tier of power yet. "Maybe" and "probably's" give the story leniency to move him up the ladder since he is protected by characters lack of knowledge about him. The story is right by telling us that Beerus is a mystery. Characters don't know how powerful the guy is but they know he is the cream of the crop. That's why the current "strongest" are only attempted to be compared to him in theory not fact.
The general audience will not go digging for Toriyama's interview and will assume what the characters say is true unless it's disputed in the story which what always happens when a line is intended to be false. We had promotional material and Whis saying there exists a mortal a GoD can't defeat so your reasoning that characters don't know how strong he is wouldn't apply here. Whis is the one who trained Beerus and should know his full power but he never implied he was wrong about what he said before when witnessing FP Jiren and MUI.