Simere wrote:When did classic DB takes its time? Whenever a new enemy or limit was presented it was surpassed the same arc.
It always took its time. It took Goku 3 tournaments to finally win. It took him 8 arcs to reach Ssj. It took Gohan 3 arcs to finally show his true power. It took Vegeta all of Z to become a good guy. It took Piccolo I'd say up until him fighting with Goku on Namek to truly become a good guy. It took Bulma nearly the entire story to find her "prince".
The current arc introduced 10 new destroyers with some being stronger than the 2 we know yet Goku who couldn't even touch any of them has now seemingly surpassed them.
The current arc decided to introduce 6 new universes and do 0 with them.
What we should've gotten is each universe being introduced and exploared at a time with each having developed characters. Instead of jumping over ALL the destroyers Goku should've been limited to surpassing them one at a time.
The part I've highlighted is flat out not true. The implication in the anime is that all the destroyers are on the same level of power, and aside from a freaking arm wrestling contest, there is nothing to suggest there are not evenly matched with one other, if anything, evidence supports the contrary, with the battle between the three destroyers perfectly demonstrating this.
Personally, I'm fine with the fact that Goku is going to step over the level of Gods this arc, since they've literally been building towards it all of Super.
The first enemy they introduced was a God of Destruction, being completed outmatched against him, Goku attains a new form and manages to provide Beerus a fun fight, also making Goku the strongest mortal in the universe by a huge margin.
Resurrection of F furthers this idea with episode 18, which has Whis say that Goku and Vegeta are still amateurs in comparison to the other gods, which leads to them discovering Super Saiyan Blue, a form that far surpassed his original god power.
Universe 6, at least in the anime, served as a nice way to demonstrate that their were still mortals in other universes that could rival our protagonists, even with Goku pushing his powers further with Kaio-ken. It functioned as a nice little prelude to the Tournament of Power and showed us a little of the opponents that could have been in store for our heroes.
The Future Trunks arc put our heroes up against a rogue God who figures himself as a sort of pseudo God of Destruction, he also happens to be the dark reflection of Goku, and each battle they have with him escalates not only in scale but also forces our protagonists to improve to keep up.
By the start of the Tournament arc, in both anime and manga, its made pretty clear that Goku with the power of Blue, possesses power that is comparable or not that dissimilar to a God of Destruction. They are very much in the same league of the Gods. Combined that with one of the most physically stressful arc, where our protagonists fight characters with powers that step outside that of a God of Destruction as well as an actual God of Destruction, and you have our protagonists being pushed towards a new heights of power greater than that of God of Destruction.
My main point is, each arc has served as a steady form of progression for them to improve, as they fight larger and larger threats following their initial encounter with Beerus.
I don't see how this is any less sudden then Goku beating Freeza, even though he was no match for even a lowly goon at the beginning of the Z.
The biggest problem I have with this tournament is the use of the universes. Having a multiverse is a good idea to broaden the array of characters you can fight, but barely a handful of them actually turn out to be anything interesting or worthwhile and I definitely felt that more time could be given to each universe that's going to be some importance in order to make us somewhat invested in them. Sadly, only really universe 6 and 11 got anything close to that.