Exactly, I just don’t understand what they were going for. It feels like they keep shifting direction on characters and it makes this bizzare uneven tone shift. It’s why I don’t think it’s the original ending because none of the build up leads to this conclusion.Michsi wrote:For a while I thought they were going for a subtle hint that the Omni King and the Angels were a little on the cruel side. The King's child-like glee at the general mayhem and the idea that he was seeking entertainment from mortals fighting for their lives seemed to suggest he and his kind were pretty messed up.TheMikado wrote:The point is Zeno is claiming to care about their development but none of his previous actions reflect this. Even the ones on the multiverse level. Zeno didn’t care that Beerus hasn’t been doing his job for millions of years at a time.bleed0range wrote:
The universe is very huge and those were very localized threats to someone like Zeno. They don’t seem to literally watch every little thing... but perhaps Zamasu’s interference gave the Zeno pause about not only the mortals but the Gods of their universe and they wanted to prove they were and would be righteous in the end.
He wasn’t involved enough to stop Zamasu before he ruined the multi universe but cared enough and wise and mature enough to make an elaborate tournament to test them or any of the other various occurrences. But still hands on enough to give Goku a button to call him whenever he wanted. Again the characterization is uneven and doesn’t fit in all the context. The man-child Zeno made sense right up until the last episode and I never complained about it beyond not personally liking him being a man-child but that was personal preference not a critique of actual writing consistency.
Them trying to correct it by having it appear like it was all part of a righteous godly plan was a little silly, and reminded me of them trying to mitigate Goku's responsibility in causing the TOP in the first place by teliing us "oh, he was planning on erasing them anyway. Goku just gave them a fighting change"-which by the way, also contradicts how the Omni King is shown in the last episode.
Like I said they could have easily just had Zeno enjoy it so much that he brings the universes back for the sole purpose of more tournaments and his own entertainment and it would have fit. Better yet they could have had 17 actually wish for his boat and Zeno bring back the universes anyway.