I was under the impression that Goku's performance against Moro directly could have spoken for itself. The wizard seems like it was intended to present an unorthodox challenge to Goku and Vegeta. Ultra Instinct might offer a dissimilar approach to combating him.The Undying wrote: ↑Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:51 pmThey absolutely did.
Moro is the main antagonist. Moro is also a lot stronger than in his previous encounter with Goku. It's obvious that Goku won't be "shining" against him right away, and even if he does, it's going to be short-lived.
There's a reason Toriyama often had Goku taking over for secondary protagonists in the original manga - you can't adequately show the growth of these characters if you're not demonstrating how they can succeed where the supporting cast fails. That's what Saganbo is for.
Pilfering the subordinate scraps just to reemphasise the reality of the food chain that has gone more or less unquestioned since the ROF arc doesn't help with his image of predominance because none of the other Z-fighters besides Vegeta have been able to contest him in years. Challenging a certain percentage of Moro's ability would have just as easily conveyed the obvious reality of Goku having improved himself and the ever so apparent circumstance of no one else being able to succeed where Goku does.