The Tournament of Power in Dragon Ball Super pitted the strongest warriors from 8 universes against each other in a battle royale. With 80 fighters competing, including many new characters, the tournament introduced Dragon Ball fans to exciting and powerful fighters. Let’s look at the Top 5 Fighters in the Tournament of Power that left a lasting impression during this epic saga.
Dragon Ball Super: Top 5 Fighters in the Tournament of Power
5. Kefla (Kale/Caulifla)
The first ever known female Saiyan to achieve Super Saiyan, Kefla is the fusion between Kale and Caulifla from Universe 6. With their combined might, Kefla overwhelmed all opponents, even almost eliminating Goku at one point. Kefla exemplified the mighty potential of the U6 Saiyans. Her raw strength and feral fighting style made her one (or two?) of the most formidable combatants in the entire tournament.
4. Android 17
Making a surprising comeback, Android 17 hadn’t been seen in Dragon Ball for years. But the Tournament of Power proved he became much stronger, showcasing unlimited stamina and new tricks up his sleeve. Android 17’s ability to analyze opponents and strategize allowed him to outmanoeuvre even the strongest adversaries. He survived longer than any other fighter, eventually teaming up with Goku to defeat Kefla.
The Saiyan prince defeated Toppo and clobbered fighters left and right with devastating new techniques like the Gamma Burst Flash. His commitment to surpassing his limits and protecting his loved ones fueled his intense drive to succeed. Vegeta’s new form, Super Saiyan Blue Evolution, propelled him to new heights, enabling him to take on powerful opponents and leave a lasting impact on the tournament. Vegeta had some of the best fights and eliminations, cementing his status as one of the mightiest warriors.
2. Son Goku
Unsurprisingly, Goku was the tournament MVP for Universe 7. As the series’ protagonist, he consistently delivered exhilarating battles and pushed the boundaries of his power throughout the arc. He reached unbelievable new heights like Ultra Instinct’s “Omen” and later the full mastery of Ultra Instinct.
His mastery of this form allowed him to go toe-to-toe with the mightiest opponents and deliver awe-inspiring displays of strength and skill.
The most powerful fighter in the Tournament of Power, Jiren’s strength was seemingly limitless. He casually dealt with Ultra Instinct “Omen” Goku, took down Hit, and smashed aside anyone in his way. Only after Goku attained full Ultra Instinct could he finally defeat Jiren, and that too after a prolonged battle against a semi-exhausted Jiren. There was no questioning that Jiren was in a league of his own.
The Tournament of Power in Dragon Ball Super showcased an array of incredible fighters, each contributing their unique abilities and strengths to the fierce battles. Even fans who criticized Super for being a mess for the most part, enjoyed this particular arc, leading to an epic conclusion to the series. If we choose to look beyond its narrative faults, this arc could be considered one of the most exhilarating and enjoyable arcs for Dragon Ball fans.