Written by Keira Alexandria
The Dragon Ball Universe has a lot of complicated timelines. The fact that Dragon Ball Super is happening inside Dragon Ball Z’s timeline (and not calling it another part of Dragon Ball Z) is already baffling. This makes characters like Uub to be something unusually stronger than we expected two decades ago.
With Goku and Jiren’s fight being the signal of the series’ end, it is expected that their battle will probably last for more than one episode. Episode 129 which is titled “Limits Super Surpassed! Ultra Instinct Mastered!!” will feature Goku’s most awaited Mastered Ultra Instinct. Episode 130 titled “The One and Only Super-Decisive-Battle” is expected to reveal the winning warrior, and therefore, the winning universe in the Tournament of Power. Episode 1301, which is the last episode of the series is titled “Goku, Until The Day We Meet Again”, which will conclude the Universal Survival arc and will give clue to the future of the franchise.
Interestingly, the last episode title of Dragon Ball Super seems to mirror the last episode title of Dragon Ball GT. GT episode 64 titled “Goodbye, Goku… ‘Till the Day We Meet Again” featured the last episode of the series. To prevent the Dragon Balls to become evil again, Goku went with Shenron and became one with the Dragon Balls. The episode was supposed to be the last episode of the franchise. Super Saiyan 4 was supposed to be the most powerful form.
Is this mirroring supposed to signal that we might not see Dragon Ball Super for a long time (or permanently)? The series has been going on for almost a handful of decades. Its longevity is attributed by reintroducing the series again to newer generations. So DBS resting for a longer time might actually be a good move.
It is also possible that the franchise is actually planning to delve on Dragon Ball GT. It is possible that they’re planning to give the series a Kai version and maybe fix some things. This is to enable the writers to come up with something new. Maybe, a continuation of GT after its Kai version, or exploring the other universes as well. And maybe, Gohan will join the Pride Troopers.