The Granolah arc is nearing its conclusion, and one of the biggest mysteries is the identity of the warrior mentioned by the Oracle fish in Chapter 68.
Of course, it would have been obvious at the time of Granolah making his wish. But the thing is, he didn’t satisfy one major condition in the prophecy. And neither did Gas.
In this post, I’ll be explaining why the prophecy hasn’t come true yet and discussing some of the possibilities of who could it be.
WARNING: The following article contains major spoilers from Chapter 82 of the Dragon Ball Super Manga. Read ahead at your own discretion!
The true meaning behind the prophecy
In Chapter 68, Whis had to inject some vitamins into the Oracle fish as a cure for the creature’s insomnia. Then Whis revealed a shocking “fun fact” that foretells a bleak near-term future.
And, as of Chapter 82, nothing disastrous has occurred so far. (Could this mean Elec or Frieza has something in their sleeve?)
The Granolah arc’s first chapter ended with a bang as the Oracle fish makes a wild prediction – The mightiest warrior in the Universe will soon rise, causing a shift in its overall balance.
Most fans, including myself, initially believed Granolah was our guy. The panel where he tells himself that he needs to get stronger in order to kill Frieza and then asks Toronbo to turn him into exactly what the blue-skinned fish said implied that the prophecy referred to Granolah.
So then, is Gas the man?
Nope. When Gas and Goku teleported to Whis’ location, the Oracle fish wondered who Gas even was.
Whis probably thought Gas was the one and Granolah wasn’t but he then looked at the Oracle fish’s cluelessness and expressed a sign of confusion.
It’s pretty clear that Gas and Granolah aren’t the one referred to in the prophecy. And it’s not like the Oracle fish beats around the bush. Without any sort of hesitation, the fish said that Goku and Vegeta will one day become Lord Beerus’ rivals. No cap.
Also, it seems to imply that the warrior the fish referred to will change the balance in the Universe and cause some major dent in our heroes’ lives.
And… nothing of the sort happened so far.
So who is the real strongest warrior in the Universe? Which evil force stud is going to show up and shake the very fabric of the Cosmos? Let’s look at some of the possibilities:
Fans are still awaiting Frieza’s appearance in the Granolah arc. For real, he’s been name-dropped so many times and he still hasn’t shown up.
Does this mean Toyotarou and Toriyama are saving him for a major badass appearance?
It’s quite possible really. After finishing business on Planet Cereal, Elec’s next task for Gas is most probably confronting Frieza and his army.
In addition, he may appear in the flashback just before the present timeline. Elec stated that he would organize a welcoming procession for Frieza on Planet Cereal shortly before Gas flew to confront Bardock. Even Bardock and Leek expected his arrival.
Why do I think he could be the strongest? We’ve no idea what he’s been up to since that one bonus Chapter in the Moro arc where he was flying around in his ship, looking for planets to conquer.
What if he trained really hard after that? Getting his ass whooped by Goku, Broly and Jiren would have torn his ego apart. Is the Galactic emperor being reduced to the Galactic jobber? Hell naw, he wouldn’t stand for it!
Platinum Frieza incoming? If it has a good design, sure. Maybe. He’d probably have a tool to put the Saiyans in their place. Can’t be a random powerup.
Apart from this, Elec said that the state of the universe is shifting because of Frieza’s revival. And the oracle fish used the words “Universe 7…. Balance… Shifting”. Combining these two, we can speculate that Frieza could be the one.
Another theory I’d like to point out is in connection to Elec, which I’m gonna do in this next heading.
2. Someone who is at the heart of Elec’s real plan to take over Universe 7
It’s pretty clear after reading Chapter 82 that Gas will figure out Elec’s real ploy and might join Granolah and others (highly unlikely though).
He probably doesn’t know that his wish had a major condition. If he does know already, then he’s basically wedded to Elec and his words. He’d feel even more hurt when the betrayal arc takes place.
Anyway, the idea behind this is, using the Dragon Balls selfishly or other than for the benefit of the Namekians will have consequences. The Old Kaioshin said it’ll hurl the cosmic order into chaos. If they’re building up Elec’s real plan this much, I reckon it’d be something major.
If it’s a wish, then that’ll disrupt the state of the Universe, just as the Oracle fish said.
His ultimate goal is to take over Frieza’s army and rule over Universe 7. So any wish he makes is to facilitate him to achieve that agenda.
Defeating Frieza and taking over his army is his ultimate goal for laying down his path of ruling over Universe 7. As I speculated in another article, he could:
- Wish for direct control over Frieza’s army
- Make Frieza’s army stronger than the tyrant himself so that they can channel their already existing grudge over him by killing him. Elec then later swoops in and hires them all with money. Hence making his end goal a reality.
Talking about the 2nd possibility, Elec’s philosophy in taking over Universe 7 is quite simple – “Dominating others with military might is the relic of the past. These days, power comes in the form of money and intel”
So what if he wishes to directly become the most richest and intelligent mortal in the Universe?
To have intel at your grasp like how Lord Zuno speaks volumes on not only how Elec is such an interesting antagonist but also knowing well how to gain control over things.
Frieza might have muscles and followership but Elec has brains. The latter could outsmart the other and he wouldn’t even know it.
What if he controls Frieza and controls the Universe through him? He’s already pulling the strings of Gas and the others. Making Elec the universal puppeteer would make him such an interesting character, more than what he already is.
3.Seven-Three & Moro
Now, coming to the final possibility, Elec recognizes that Seven-Three is packed with Intel which would be very useful. He might have instructed Macki and Oil to ask Zuno about Seven-Three and his powers.
Toyotarou had Seven-Three alive and be the continuing factor from the Moro to the Granolah arc for a reason. It could still have Moro’s, Vegeta’s and Merus’ powers under its disposal so he’s pretty useful for the Heeter gang and Merus.
Currently, Elec has Seven-Three under his thumb and he can do whatever he wants with it.
What if he wished for Seven-Three’s intel to shift from the android to Elec and transfer Seven-Three’s powers to Gas? That’ll certainly stir things up as Elec claims Frieza’s throne and takes over Universe 7. That will also render Granolah’s revenge against Frieza useless
What’s more, Seven-Three has Moro’s complete backup within its database. All Elec has to do is extract and install it in another Android or person (with Toronbo’s help) and Voila, you get a Moro hybrid.
Moro coming back stronger than ever could shake the balance of the Universe. He gave a hard time to the Great Supreme Kai, who was once stronger than the likes of Kid Buu or even T.O.P SSG Goku.
Absorbing more energy from the likes of say, Granolah and Gas would make him truly dangerous (If it happens). Though I doubt he (as a person) would come back as Toyotarou said he wanted Moro to be defeated in that arc.
I didn’t want the villain of the Galactic Patrol Prisoner arc to be someone who it seemed like might become ally afterward, but rather an enemy who absolutely had to be defeated. I wanted everyone to think, “We gotta beat this guy!” after getting one look at him, like the original Demon King Piccolo.
Demon King Piccolo was defeated in that arc and Piccolo Jr. took his place. Perhaps a creature (Seven-Three?) with Moro’s data built-in is a possibility.
Talking about the other end of the spectrum, changing the balance in the Universe is usually seen in a negative sense. But if in case it ends up being in a good light, then 2 characters come to mind:
Goku, at the moment, is at the bottom of the Ultra Instinct ladder (Grand Priest > Whis (and other Angels) > Merus > Goku). He’s trying to master Ultra Instinct in his Super Saiyan forms and ultimately in his base form 24/7.
However, he’s still unable to get a grip on his emotions, especially in a heated battle. Mastering Ultra Instinct is still far from his reach.
Thoughts come in and out every second: How to protect Monaito, Granolah and Vegeta? How to defeat Gas? How strong he is? Does he have a weakness? How was my dad? How did he beat Gas? Is Granolah really a good guy?
Whis tells Goku that he needs to find his own unique version of Ultra Instinct that would suit his nature. For that, he needs to know who he is intrinsically.
All this while, he was brought up by someone who wasn’t his kind and lived in a world completely different from his home planet. But he was lucky to have a grandpa and a master to teach him martial arts and led a life filled with battles.
Chapter 82 hints at the idea that, hearing how Bardock defeated Gas would give him a clue on how to polish Ultra Instinct.
Once that happens, fans speculate that he’d become the strongest warrior in the Universe. But would it cause a rift in the Universe? I personally don’t think so, unless he decides to become an Angel, which again I doubt it’d happen.
Vegeta’s life took a drastic turn when Beerus accepted him as a student. In the Universal Survival arc, Vegeta felt really annoyed when his eternal rival surpassed him once again by breaking his limits and achieving UI Sign.
Vegeta screams in frustration; pushing away Toppo merely by his energy, thus transforming into Super Saiyan Blue Evolved. A form exclusive to Vegeta. That’s when he admitted that Ultra Instinct isn’t for him and wanted to take a different route and Whis agreed with his logic.
Vegeta seeks a road that would match his “signature style”. A path that would suit him when looking from all angles.
Once he masters this mysterious technique, the Prince can finally surpass his lifelong rival. Beerus is confident of that possibility becoming true.
Compared to Goku, Ultra Ego Vegeta put up a better fight against Granolah. But in the end, he couldn’t fully immerse himself in the mindset of a Destroyer God. The guilt of his past misdeeds still haunts him.
Vegeta will get the hang of a Destroyer’s power when he recreates himself by not getting caught up in the dualities of good and evil.
He must forget about the past, rise above and go beyond. When that happens, it’s possible he could become the strongest warrior and get the W he deserves.
The list, of course, excludes Beerus and Whis as they’re Gods and not technically warriors.
My bets are on the first two candidates but, whoever ends up claiming that position would do so for some time. Titles in Dragon Ball Super are temporary. So it won’t be long for Goku or Vegeta to surpass them ultimately.
Who do you think will be the strongest warrior in the universe? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!