Last week the rules for the upcoming “Tournament of Power” were revealed in episode 81 of Dragon Ball Super, with that one thing made perfectly clear; there are no rules against fusion.
Immediately fans hit social media in excitement for the fact that Vegito may make yet another appearance however, this got me thinking a little differently.
If fusion is allowed then where is Gotenks? I’ll tell you where, sitting at home and once again not being involved.
When Goten and Trunks first came to our screens in Dragon Ball Z their natural talent was incredible, with both being capable of reaching the level of a Super Saiyan years before even Gohan could.
After that they were given the burden of the world put on their shoulders, learning the fusion dance where their powers soured even further to defeat Buu.
However, since that point they have been forgotten and it doesn’t look as if that will change anytime soon.
We already know that the participants for this upcoming tournament will be Goku, Vegeta, Gohan, Krillin, Piccolo, Tien, Master Roshi, Buu, as well as Anroids 17 and 18.
But if fusion is allowed then Gotenks who is capable of transforming into a Super Saiyan 3, is miles ahead in power compared to everyone else in that team, bar Goku, Gohan and Vegeta of course.
This is why ii baffles me to think as to why they would be left out, especially when the universe is on the line.
It could be possible that it’s due to the fusion only being temporary and that Super Saiyan 3 reduces the time of fusion even further.
Yet with the boys being capable of learning Super Saiyan 3 in a matter of seconds once fused, it is possible that Gotenks could unlock the powers of the gods at a rapid pace as well.
It may also go down to maturity, as when Gohan was fighting the Saiyan’s or traveling to Namek, he was a lot more mature in comparison to Goten and Trunks.
Even still, with the universe on the line, they have to get strongest allies they have and Gotenks should be in that category, yet for some reason he is not.
Goten and Trunks have fallen a long way from the time they had the future of the Earth resting on their shoulders.
Hopefully this will be the last time the duo are left out but for now, Gotenks fans will just have to be disappointed at least one more time.
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