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"Fruit from the Tree of Might... That's quite a souvenir he brought! Only divine beings like us are supposed to be allowed to eat that holy fruit. It grants whoever eats it incredible power, but it costs an entire planet to produce."
Elder Kai describing the Fruit in Xenoverse 2

The Fruit of the Tree of Might[4] (神精樹の実 Shinseijuu no Mi, lit. "Fruit of the God Essence Tree") is a fruit spawned by the Tree of Might. It appears in the movie Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might.

Overview

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Turles holding a fruit spawned by the Tree of Might on Earth

The fruit is a light orange color, and looks similar to that of the durian fruit. It is spawned by the Tree of Might after enough energy and life force is absorbed through the tree's roots, but like a regular plant, it needs a suitable atmosphere to survive (such as Earth's or Namek's). As such, large amounts of energy are required to supply the fruit's growth and the tree essentially sucks the life out of the planet the seed was planted on. Despite all this, the Tree of Might is not truly evil but simply requires such a massive amount of energy to grow. Few, if any planets can sustain it without dying. King Kai mentions that only Gods are meant to eat the fruits; in the FUNimation dub, King Kai says that the fruit was originally meant to feed the Eternal Dragons (Shenron, Porunga, etc.).

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Seed of Might

This fruit gives whomever consumes it a massive power increase, and squeezed fruit from the Tree of Might would make a powerful energy drink.[6] Amond mentions that with the use of the Tree of Might's fruits, they might even be able to defeat even Frieza. Turles eats this fruit during his battle with Goku and quickly gains a strong advantage, with his power level being increased by more than 15x its original level.[7] Goku attempts to attack Turles with repeated Kaio-ken attacks, but even this is nowhere near enough to bring the evil Saiyan down. Goku eventually spawns a Spirit Bomb after absorbing the energy of the tree (as the tree is essentially a living thing, energy can be gathered from it for a Spirit Bomb), and successfully kills Turles and the tree along with him.

Physical effects

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Turles' bulked up chest after eating the Tree of Might fruit.

Eating the fruit immediately increases the user's muscle mass dramatically, the user's body then quickly recedes back to its normal shape. It is unknown whether or not Turles' body would have been permanently bulked up had he eaten all the Tree of Might fruit on Earth.

Variations

"The Demon Realm has amplified its effects. Whoever eats of the fruit of the Tree of Might will gain incredible power beyond compare."
— Towa's description of Fruit of the Tree of Might (Demon Realm)
Turles and Lord Slug eating fruits

Turles and Slug consuming the Demon Realm-enhanced Fruit of the Tree of Might in Xenoverse 2

Fruit of the Tree of Might (Demon Realm) - The Demon Realm is capable of amplifying the effects of the Tree of Might's fruit which apparently becomes corrupted by dark energy which the fruit itself occasionally emits. This was discovered by Turles and Towa in Xenoverse 2 when Turles requested that Towa get some of the fruit for him. Anyone who eats this amplified fruit will gain power beyond compare. It is implied by Turles that Towa modified the Fruit, so that it causes the consumer to swell with dark energy to take on the Villainous Mode state after consuming it and allows Towa to power them up further by shaving of some of the consumer's life force to grant them an unfinished powered up version of the Supervillain state, which after testing it on Turles and Slug using the fruit, Towa later develops into a Dark Magic spell that grants this powered-up state as the Supervillain state's first stage without the need of the fruit itself.

Video Game Appearances

When playing as Turles in the Budokai Tenkaichi series, before battle, he will be seen holding a piece of the fruit. He can also eat a piece of fruit during battles which makes him instantly go to MAX Power. It gives him an increase in strength, speed, ki, and defense for a limited time (further shortened if he uses a Blast 1, Blast 2, or his Ultimate Blast), as well as regenerate 1 health bar. The fruit of the Tree of Might also makes a similar appearance in Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2.

The fruit is used by Turles and his henchmen to power up in the arcade game Dragon Ball Heroes.

In Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z, Fruit of the Tree of Might is an item that increases all abilities.

In Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, it appears as a Super Skill used by Turles who will teach it to the Future Warrior during their training under him. In Xenoverse 2, in addition to acting as a power-up, it also allows the user to perform a melee attack after consuming it via additional input, which causes the user to Z Vanish and attack the opponent with a powerful punch strike. However the user is vulnerable when consuming it and the follow-up melee attack can miss. Additionally, while training under Lord Slug, the Future Warrior learns that Slug is planning on using a sparing session between Turles and the Future Warrior to steal some of the Fruit of the Tree of Might as Lord Slug has only allied himself with Turles out of convenience and eventually plans to betray him. However Lord Slug fails to steal the fruit, though claims he will acquire it one day.

During the main story, Turles has Towa use her scientific knowledge to enhance the Fruit. Towa exposes the fruit to the environment of Demon Realm, creating a Demon Realm-enhanced strain that emits dark energy and causes consumers to take on Villainous Mode. She gives this fruit to Turles and Lord Slug. Turles later uses this fruit to empower Jeice and Burter while they are fighting the Future Warrior and Goku, however Burter is killed like he was historically and Jeice is later killed while fighting alongside Captain Ginyu in Xeno Trunks' body. After Turles gives the fruit to Burter and Jeice, Elder Kai recognizes it as the Fruit of the Tree of Might. Unaware that it has been altered by Towa, Elder Kai states that normally only divine beings such as Gods of Creation (this also presumably includes the Kais, Gods of Destruction, Angels, and Zeno as they all are divine beings) like Elder Kai and Chronoa are allowed to eat the holy fruit which takes the energy of an entire planet to produce. Elder Kai is shown to be upset by Turles' abuse of the fruit and states the criminal must be punished for his blasphemy and using the fruit to alter history. Despite this, the 2nd Future Warrior and other Time Patrollers are apparently permitted to use the Fruit of the Tree of Might Super Skill, presumably due to them being under the Supreme Kai of Time's authority. It is later revealed that Turles plans to steal the Namekian Dragon Balls and use them to wish for Immortality, believing that with an immortal body and the Fruit of the Tree of Might he can become powerful enough to defeat Kakarot, Frieza, the Time Breakers, and Lord Slug allowing him to conquer the Universe. However Lord Slug reveals that he too desires immortality and plans to conquer the Universe for himself. When the Future Warrior stops Turles and Lord Slug from stealing the Namekian Dragon Balls, Turles and Lord Slug decide to put aside their differences to deal with the Time Patroller and consume the enhanced fruit to power up, granting them Villainous Mode. However unbeknownst to Turles or Slug, Towa had tampered with the fruit, causing their bodies to swell with dark energy, which causes Turles to speculate that Towa had tampered with the fruit. Towa and Mira soon appear and Towa reveals she had altered the fruit to test out a new spell that shaves off life to grant one greater power. This causes Turles and Slug to take an incomplete Supervillain state, that increases their power even further, though at the cost of decreasing their natural life span. However Turles and Slug are thrilled by their newfound power, with both believing that Towa has made a grave miscalculation. Xeno Trunks arrives and tells the original Future Warrior to chase after Towa and Mira, while he aids the 2nd Future Warrior in defeating Turles and Slug. Turles and Slug attempt to kill Turles with a Darkness Blaster and Sudden Storm Combined Energy Wave only to for it to be countered by Xeno Trunks and the Warrior combining Trunk's Burning Attack with the Future Warrior's Energy wave which defeats the two villains. However the enhanced fruit appears in Parallel Quest 17: "Ginyu and the Fruit" where Turles gives it to the entire Ginyu Force forcing the Time Patrol to defeat the enhanced Ginyu Force members. If the Ginyu Force is defeated within 10 minutes, then Turles will flee and the Time Patrol will give chase. They find Turles showing the Fruit to the Saiyan Prince Vegeta (back when he was a villain) who eagerly consumes the fruit alongside Turles, causing them to both take on Villainous Mode and attack the Time Patrol, only to be defeated. Additionally the Tree of Might appears as a stage with fruit growing on it. While this stage plays no role in the main story, it does appear during Turles and Lord Slug's training.

In Dragon Ball Fusions, Fruit of the Tree of Might is a Special Move which can be used by Turles who can learn it after reaching Level 100. It can also be used by his EX-Fusion Tutz after reaching Level 100 as well. If Tekka performs EX-Fusion with Turles their fusion can learn it after reaching Level 100 as well.

In Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle, the fruit is in the state of a Support Item, an item obtained through events that help you fight boss stages. The fruit is obtained if you gather a support item that is in the shape of a silver Hoi-Poi Capsule with a blue Capsule Corporation label. The effect of the fruit is “Ki +3 for all allies for 3 turns”, a bulk-up similar to when Turles consumes the fruit and gets a muscle boost.

Trivia

  • It has never been explained in any media how Turles originally learned of or acquired the Fruit of the Tree of Might. Presumably he either discovered a Seed of Might and grew a Tree of Might which allowed him to acquire the fruit and more its seeds or he found a planet where a Tree of Might just happened to be growing. The fact that a mortal Saiyan like Turles was able to get ahold of the holy fruit is remarkable as one would think the gods would be more careful to keep such a dangerous fruit and/or its seeds out of mortal hands. Presumably if Beerus had been awake at the time of Tree of Might he might have punished Turles for his blasphemy as it is implied that mortals themselves are not permitted to consume it as it is reserved for deities which is implied by Elder Kai's angry reaction in Xenoverse 2 to the criminal Turles' acquisition and abuse of the holy fruit (though his rage may be directed at Turles' using the corrupted fruit to alter history or a combination of both).
    • However the Future Warrior and Time Patrols can use its skill without any repercussions though it should be noted that the Future Warrior gains the ability to utilize Godly ki and if they are a Saiyan even achieve their Super Saiyan Blue form. Additionally Time Patrollers serve the Supreme Kai of Time thus they could technically be considered attendants, disciples, or apprentices to the Supreme Kai of Time which may allow them to be permitted to consume it.
    • Though Chronoa and Elder Kai apparently have no issue with them consuming it, some instructors such as Goku and Gohan will advise the warrior not to eat any of the fruit if they speak to them while training under Turles, presumably due to them being aware of the cost it takes to grow the Tree of Might.
  • Given their hatred of mortals and Goku Black's own dislike of the brutish Turles (shown in special dialogue in Xenoverse 2) it is likely that Goku Black and Future Zamasu would find Turles' abuse of the fruit very seriously were they aware of it as they would likely see it as a form of blasphemy and see it as just another reason why mortals like Turles deserve to be destroyed given his abuse of a holy fruit reserved for divinity.
    • Presumably they would also find Chronoa and Elder Kai permitting mortal Time Patrollers to use it abhorrent, though Future Zamasu might permit it in the case of his disciple the Future Warrior, though this is unlikely given that his low opinion of mortals does not really change even after achieving maximum friendship with the Future Warrior who's existence Zamasu simply tolerates due to being intrigued by their power.
  • In Xenoverse 2, there is a slight retcon involving the Fruit of the Tree of Might as Elder Kai reveals that only divine beings such as Supreme Kai like himself and Chronoa are normally allowed to eat the holy fruit. When the Tree of Might film was produced only Guardians like Kami, as well as his predecessor and Kais such as King Kai had been introduced thus when King Kai tells Goku about fruit in the original japanese his mainly referring to Kais like himself and possibly guardians like Kami as it is literally a Fruit of the Gods in the original japanese version.
    • However in the FUNimation Dub, King Kai says it was intended for Eternal Dragons (presumably this was done by the localization team given that it might have made Kais like King Kai look negative for consuming a fruit capable of destroying a planet and/or due to the fact the english dub at the time tended to avoid directly referring to Guardians or Kais as gods and was changed to Eternal Dragons as Shenron is often depicted as being a neutral entity due to its role as a wish granting Dragon who grants wishes regardless of their intent). It should be noted however the FUNimation Dub of Xenoverse 2 remains more faithful to the game's japanese script. As a result the recon occurs for both the japanese and English dubs (as Eternal Dragons are technically deities themselves in a sense given that Shenlong means Dragon God) of Xenoverse 2, Elder Kai uses the vague phrase Divine Beings.
    • Given that Elder Kai says "Divine Beings" and Kais are suggested to partake of it in the japanese dub of the film presumably this means that Shinjin are permitted to consume it regardless of whether they hold the position of Kai, Supreme Kai, or Apprentice Supreme Kai as the Shinjin are a divine race.
    • This does not necessarily mean that the FUNimation Dub is wrong as Eternal Dragons can be considered a divine race of wish granting dragons thus would presumably fall under the category of "divine being". Thus Elder Kais description in the game dub simply retcons King Kai's earlier statement from FUNimation's dub of the film by including divine beings such as the Shinjin (the race of King Kai, Chronoa, and Elder Kai) while at the restoring its original depiction from the japanese dub.
    • Additionally this may also apply to other divine races like Angels. Though it is unknown if Guardians or Gods of Destruction are permitted to consume the Fruit as their divine position can be held by members of mortal races who have acquired divine power/positions. However given the Tree of Might requires the energy of entire planets and growing its is a destructive process in and of itself, it would be plausible that Gods of Destruction may both partake and even grow the fruit itself given the destruction planting causes would effectively allow them to do their job while acquiring some of its fruit at the same time as a bonus. Additionally it is highly likely that Zeno can partake of the fruit due to his status and the fact no god or Angel would probably be willing to deny him the fruit (or anything else he or his future counterpart wanted). Additionally Zeno's amoral nature means he would likely have no problem with the destruction caused by growing the fruit itself which might prevent more moral deities from consuming it on principle similar to how Goku refused to even consider consuming it even when the Earth was at stake.

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