"You showing your cards tells me that you're young."
Hit (ヒット Hitto), renowned as "Never-Miss Hit" (百発百中のヒット Hyappatsu-hyakuchū no Hitto; "Hit the Infallible") and as the "Legendary Hitman" (伝説の殺し屋 Densetsu no Koroshi-ya; "Legendary Assassin") is the legendary assassin of Universe 6. In addition he also later on becomes the leader for Team Universe 6. Hit shows little emotion, likes to challenge himself, and is honorable.
Hit is a tall, muscular humanoid with purple skin, flattened ears, a bald head, and red eyes. He wears a long, turtleneck, dark purple, blue, and grey trench coat. He wears a dark cyan undershirt, dark purple elbow and knee pads, and dark purple wrist guards. He has a dark cyan belt with a yellow buckle. His pants are dark cyan and he wears a pair of dark purple boots with black toe-and-heel armor.
Hit is stoic and composed, constantly appearing emotionless and indifferent to most events. An expert in his craft, Hit shows great confidence and fortitude in any challenge presented before him. Hit also seems to be confident in his abilities. Showing a very no-nonsense attitude, he is straight to the point and speaks no more than necessary. To which, Hit will carry out his contracts, no matter whom his targets may be, nor can he be bribed or convinced to turn away from the assignment. More to his unwavering commitment and resolve, even when at a disadvantage, Hit refuses to back down from the challenge, choosing to face the opponent head-on, as noted by Cabba. The only instance in which Hit has ever shown fear of anything, is when Champa, the God of Destruction of Universe 6, was determined on destroying him, but even then he was not willing to go down without a fight. Stemming from his antisocial nature, he apparently is somewhat ignorant of certain forms of showing respect, as he was slightly surprised when Goku bows to him. At the same time, he is a very astute and intuitive individual, constantly perceiving the situation at hand, determining how best to handle it.
While an assassin, Hit is shown to be very trustworthy and honorable, as he will reveal himself to the target, as he does not believe in striking from behind, and explaining why he is present. Against one he is not required to kill, he will show mercy, offering his opponents a chance to surrender, and uses no more strength than absolutely necessary. While solemn in attitude, Hit believes in being fair, showing his respect by action as he allowed Goku to stand up because the latter helped him improve his Time-Skip. He is also shown to be a team-player as during the Tournament of Power, he saved his teammate Caulifla from elimination.
A warrior at heart, Hit is shown to enjoy a true challenge, smiling from facing Goku's own competitive nature and sportsmanship, developing respect to him as the first person to make him fight seriously. Even more, he showed said respect as he gave Goku his approval with a friendly fist bump. In the manga, after Tournament of Destroyers, he parted ways from Goku with a friendly handshake. Even on mission, should the opponent prove capable enough, his hardened demeanor will give way somewhat to all his martial artist spirit to revel in the competition. Also, while proud and confident in his raw might, he is a firm believer that the most important aspect in any fight is skill and tactics. Even more, he is humble enough to admit to his own mistakes. In the manga, realizing his mistake in over-dependence on the same technique, Hit returned to basics, strengthening his raw might and combat skills while simultaneously developing new temporal techniques.
Despite his profession, he does not approve of the idea of people being demeaned and treated as pawns. This is proven after Goku intentionally lost their fight to show the Gods of Destruction that they were in control of their own actions. Hit followed with Goku's method and let Team Universe 7 win by feigning defeat in the final match. Even more, he surprisingly attempts to avoid killing those he feels undeserving, as he offers Goku the option to vanish while he would report the target dead. After having clinically killed Goku for a few seconds, he was willing to part ways peacefully, as he technically completed his task, until Goku insisted they finish the fight. Hit is also shown to be very understanding, as after learning that Goku placed the contract on himself to face Hit at his best, the assassin smiled and acknowledged his further respect of the Saiyan, leaving with no regrets and patiently waiting for their next fight.
Born over 1000 years ago, Hit has been an assassin for a long time. He is famous for his highly efficient work at his job as all of his past assassinations were successfully completed. His signature for completing each assignment is to kill the target in a single strike.
Dragon Ball Super
Universe 6 Saga
Main article: Universe 6 Saga Hit is selected by Vados to be part of Team Universe 6 in order to fight in the Tournament of Destroyers against Team Universe 7. In return for joining the team, Hit is promised Champa's cube if he wins the tournament. On the day of the tournament, Hit attends the Nameless Planet with his fellow fighters: Cabba, Frost, Botamo, and Magetta. Hit passes the written exam required to participate in the tournament. When the tournament begins, Hit is not interested in the other matches, as he sits back with his eyes closed and arms crossed during the first match between Goku and Botamo. Goku defeats Botamo easily by throwing him out of the ring. The next competitor for Goku is Frost. When Goku transforms into a Super Saiyan against Frost, Hit opens one of his eyes and looks at Goku for a moment and then closes them once again. Frost manages to beat Goku with poison which was against the rules, but nobody notices except for Jaco. He advances to the next match against Piccolo, where he again uses poison, but this time Jaco reports it to the referee and gets Frost disqualified. However, Vegeta didn't want Frost to be disqualified so he could beat him himself, and so, Piccolo gives up. Hit still ignores the events occurring around him and continues to have his eyes closed, paying absolutely no interest in the matches.
After Vegeta defeats Frost due to a ring out, Frost is outside of the barrier of the tournament. Hit notices Frost sneaking away and follows him. It turns out that Frost is trying to hijack Champa's cube and steal the treasure he is promised if he wins. Hit confronts Frost and stops him in mid-action. Frost is shocked over seeing him, but also curious if the legendary assassin was sent by Champa or even by a survivor from a planet that he destroyed. Hit attacks Frost with a mysterious technique that stuns him. Hit restates that when he wins the tournament, Champa will reward him the cube. He then goes back to the tournament grounds and carries Frost along with him.
Hit mostly remains uninterested during Vegeta and Cabba's match, only briefly opening his eyes as Vegeta transforms into a Super Saiyan Blue. He then shifts his eyes over to Goku on the other side of the arena, but then quickly closes his eyes. Once Vegeta defeats Cabba, Hit, being the final competitor for Team Universe 6, leaps into the ring for his match. For the majority of the battle, attacks Vegeta in his vitals while using his Time-Skip, much to the confusion of everyone in the arena, including Vegeta - who in the manga had the additional disadvantage of having access to only 10% of his full power due to showing his Super Saiyan Blue form to Cabba. Hit then tells Vegeta that he should surrender. After his first barrage of attacks on Vegeta, Hit puts his hands in his pockets and looks down on Vegeta, as if to tell him that he is failing in all of his attempts of countering. During the battle, Vegeta notes that the light attacks he uses are his main weakness, and shouts to Hit that he will beat him with a head on attack, to which Hit counters with a blow to the abdomen. Vegeta then faints from the injuries he sustained. Hit then asks the referee what he should do if killing is illegal, which the referee confirms, as Vegeta couldn't surrender while unconscious. The referee then declares Hit the winner. Goku returns in the tournament for his match against Hit, since being illegally taken out by Frost.
As the bell is rung, Goku then bows to Hit, to which Hit is genuinely surprised. Hit then asks Goku why he does not transform, and Goku responds by saying that it uses a lot of stamina, so he will save it for later in the match. Goku tells Hit that he will wait to transform until he figures out a way to beat him. Hit responds by saying how incredibly young and naive Goku must be to reveal his plan so easily. The fight then begins, with Goku getting a firm kick to the abdomen by Hit's attack. After a few failed attempts to land a blow on him, Goku is still unable to counter Hit's attacks. Hit then tells Goku that his attempts are futile, and that no matter how strong he is, if he continues to get hit in his vitals, he will die, and that he should surrender. Goku tells Hit he won't surrender, since he figured out a way to counter his attacks. Goku then stances himself, and charges at Hit, and for the first time, Goku is able to block Hit's Time-Skip attack. Goku then uses the opportunity and swipes at Hit, causing him to bleed. Hit is shocked, but then dismisses the wound as a fluke. Goku then attacks Hit two more times and is able to deflect his counterattacks. He manages to land a kick on Hit, which Hit manages to block in the last second, with Hit being genuinely surprised. Goku reveals that since his Time-Skip lasts one-tenth of a second, Goku easily was able to predict Hit's moves after the technique was used. Hit then takes his hands out of his pockets, realizing that he will have to fight seriously, and Goku states he will use his full power as well, transforming into a Super Saiyan Blue in the anime and a normal Super Saiyan in the manga. In the manga the two continue to fight, and though Goku has the advantage in power he is troubled by Hit's Time-Skip and in response transforms further into a Super Saiyan God. In response Hit uses his full power - which he notes will last for less than a minute due to his lack of having to use it. The two are equal until Goku then transforms to Super Saiyan Blue and starts attacking Hit. Hit then retaliates with his Time-Skip but to no avail. Goku then continues to outmatch Hit and in the manga forfeits when he realizes that the fight is not fair due to the rules.
In the anime after Goku kicks Hit, Hit begins to scream and starts to show his ki, pretending to raise his power level but simply mimicking how Goku powered up. Just as Goku is about to land a blow to Hit, he uses his improved Time-Skip and lands a very powerful blow to Goku's abdomen, which causes Goku to temporarily collapse to the ground from pain. Hit asks the referee once again if killing is allowed, to which the referee says no once again, and just as Hit is about to be declared the winner, Goku states that he is alright, and gets up once again. Goku then says that he needs to use his new technique, which he intended to use against Beerus, and only had a ten percent chance of working. Goku then starts powering up with a red glow around his normal Super Saiyan Blue aura.
After sufficiently powering up, Goku reveals his trump card: the Kaio-ken and provides a short explanation of the technique to Hit. Goku and Hit then collide, with Hit trying to attack Goku with his time-skip. Goku counters Hit's attack despite being supposed to be frozen along with time, much to the latter's surprise, explaining his power has surpassed Hit's time-skip. Goku then feels his body decreasing in power and fires a Kamehameha, which Hit appears to be struggling to fight against. The energy released from both fighters causes the dome to begin to crack and forces Whis and Vados to protect the audience and restore the dome. When the smoke clears both fighters are still on the arena, and Hit reveals that while the Kamehameha was being fired, he increased his time skip further and avoided being captured in its blast. Hit then launches a volley of attacks at Goku with his Time-Skip. As Goku falls, appearing to be defeated, he powers up again and lands a blow to Hit. Both fighters are seen kneeling as Goku's strength and physical body are going into a worse condition. Goku then asks Beerus to allow for killing in the tournament, since Goku believes that Hit's true strength lies in when he is forced to kill others. Beerus objects to this, but Champa says the fight showed such a good display of sportsmanship, and to allow killing in the tournament. Beerus objects, saying it is only to help Champa's team, and Champa objects saying that Goku suggested this in the first place. As both complain, Goku notes how selfish both are, and Hit agrees by saying they think the fighters are just pawns in their game. Goku then rebels against Champa and Beerus by landing outside of the ring, making Hit the winner.
Monaka is the next and final contestant for Team Universe 7. After Monaka enters the ring, Champa quickly begins the final match. Hit notices that Monaka is shaking. Monaka attempts to attack Hit but Hit is unfazed by his attack. After this, Hit dramatically screams and flies out of the ring, purposely losing the match.
While Goku is congratulated by his friends, Hit says that both Goku and Hit are now even, as he returns to his platform. Hit then tells Vados and Champa that he no longer has interest in the cube and commands to be taken home. Champa is then filled with anger and prepares a ki ball, preparing to kill Hit. Champa expresses his frustration with Hit for continuously disobeying his orders and purposely losing the last round, so he will not allow Hit to leave alive. Cabba attempts to reason with Champa but does not succeed, with Champa saying how all of the fighters embarrassed and humiliated him with their pathetic fights. While Champa attempts to kill Hit and his teammates, Vados alerts Champa that Zeno is present in the ring.
Thanks to Zeno scaring Champa and Beerus, all the members of Team Universe 6 were able to keep on living. Before leaving for their respective universes, Hit and Goku shared a handshake, promising to fight each other again one day.
"Future" Trunks Saga
Main article: "Future" Trunks Saga Hit makes a cameo appearance during the "Future" Trunks Saga, where Gowasu and Zamasu were watching footage of his match against Super Saiyan Blue Goku during the Tournament of Destroyers.
A while after Goku returned to the present, Goku asked Whis to hire Hit who then asked his elder sister, Vados, to hire Hit. All of this was done so Goku is able to train and see Hit's true power. Hit meets up with Goku, and tells him that his attacks will no longer work on him. Hit's body emits a purple outline when Goku charges towards him and throws a flurry of punches and kicks that just go through him, like he was not there. A shocked Goku then tries to fire a ki blast, but Hit throws a punch in front of him which creates a shock wave that caves in a circular hole on Goku's left side of his chest that stops his heart. As Goku collapses to the ground dying, Hit flies up into the air but stops and heads back to finish Goku after learning that he is still alive due to a ki blast that Goku had fired earlier and follows Goku into a forest.
Here, Goku begins to learn how Hit's assassination techniques are working and on the third try is finally able to completely block and stop them and was able to scratch Hit, to which isn't surprise but rather happy and is enjoying his fight with Goku. After Vados reveals that Hit actually stores up the time he skips and is able to use this to move around in pocket dimensions to appear in multiple places at once. Goku having figured this out already powers up to maximum which causes the pocket dimension that Hit falls back into to counter Goku's attack to shatter, revealing where Hit actually is to Goku. Hit attempts to pull it back together but was unable to do so and is hit by Goku's God Kamehameha head on and both of them collapse out of exhaustion. Afterwards, Hit learns that Goku was the one who hired him to kill him which initially confused Hit who admits Goku is more complex then he is able to comprehend and asks Goku if there was a time limit to complete his mission, which Goku denies. Hit takes his leave after claiming there were too many witnesses and smiles as he told Goku he would take his time to kill him and should watch his back.
Universe Survival Saga
Main article: Universe Survival Saga
In the anime, Hit tracks down Frost to recruit him for the tournament, but the latter mistakes it for an assassination attempt and attacks him. After a brief scuffle, Hit defeats Frost but instead of killing him, he spares his life and compliments his improved skill. Hit then recruits Frost but makes him lose the poison tip on his tail and knees, at the risk of being erased.
After arriving at the tournament arena Hit talks with Goku. In the manga Hit states that he has gotten stronger than before and will not lose to Goku in the same way he did last time.
In the anime, as the tournament began, Hit, alongside Basil, stopped Narirama from spinning around the stage by stomping on his extendable arms. After Universe 9 was erased by Zeno and Future Zeno, Hit went back to fighting in the tournament and was about to fight Vegeta again until he was blocked by Botamo, who was walking towards the Saiyans with him at the time. Hit knocks Narirama out of the ring with a single flick during a Time-skip. Hit saves Caulifla from getting caught in the crossfire after Kale turns into her Legendary Super Saiyan form. Hit is next seen more concerned about Kale disqualifying herself by killing someone than of his own safety. After Jiren knocks Kale out, Hit prepares himself to hold the Pride Trooper off to give Caulifla and Kale some time to escape. However, Goku appears and distracts Jiren, as Hit uses this as an opportunity to tell Caulifla to carry Kale away allowing them to perform a tactical retreat.
In the manga, Hit encounters Jiren five minutes into the tournament, like with his prior battle with Super Saiyan Blue Goku, Hit's Time-Skip proves ineffective against Jiren and he is quickly knocked down. Goku, having transformed into Perfected Super Saiyan Blue, arrives to help Hit but he too proves no match for Jiren, as Jiren is about to knock Goku off the edge, Hit knocks Jiren away with a surprise kick, surprising Goku who though Hit could not fight without Time-Skip. Hit removes the lower part of his coat, explaining he no longer relies on Time-Skip to it's ineffectiveness. Now acting as a true fighter Hit once again engages Jiren but still proves unable to budge him, Goku takes part in the battle but still the two warriors prove no match as Jiren handles them with ease, not changing his expression. Hit reveals to Goku that he has a new special technique which he can only use once: Time Lag, he requests that Goku aid him in defeating Jiren when he uses the technique, but Goku refuses, saying he will beat Jiren on his own by achieving a power greater than Super Saiyan Blue. Hit still opts to fight anyway, he hits Jiren with the Time Lag, slowing his movements and allowing Hit to seemingly gain an advantage over him, Hit pushes Jiren back to the edge of the arena, however as they reach the edge Goku realizes that it's a trap and that Jiren was simply baiting Hit to the edge, Goku tries to warn Hit, however he is too late and Jiren suddenly speeds up, uppercutting Hit out of the arena, eliminating him with a single blow. Hit arrives in the stands, regretting that he was not strong enough to defeat Jiren.
In the anime, Hit then confronted Dispo and prepared themselves to fight each other. Hit attempts to use his Time Skip but was countered by Dyspo. Hit tries again and is once again countered. Hit realizes the Dyspo is using his ears to listen to his muscles as they tense up for his Time Skip and use his Light Bullet to attack. Hit tries for a third time and is knocked back and mocked by Dyspo. HIt then attacks him normally and Kunshi believes it to be an easy victory however Jiren looks on concerned for Dyspo and Toppo mentions Hit is actually dodging the major blows and allowing himself to be hit sometimes. Toppo realizes Hit is up to something and asks Kunshi to save Dyspo. At this time Hit is knocked back to the edge of the ring and Dyspo charges believing he has beaten him but Hit successfully uses hit Time Skip to move and Dyspo falls from the ring but is saved from being eliminated by Kunshi who says they will fight together.
Hit not impressed tells them to bring it. Hit begins to beat back Dyspo again but Kunshi holds him with his Energy Threads so Dyspo can get in his hits with no resistance. Caulifila, angred at the Pride Troopers for using such tactics begins to go and help but instead Super Saiyan God Goku arrives and stops Dyspo. Hit then assures that Goku is helping him, only for him to reply that he only came due to his body responding. Goku engages Dyspo while Hit deals with Kunshi. Kunshi beholds him his bombs. Hit then uses his Flash Crush Fist and nearly kills Kunshi with it, much to his horror. Hit then switches with Goku and goes back after Dyspo and actually lands a massive blow to Dyspo. Shocked, Hit explains he flexed and tensed the muscles he uses for his Time Skip to open him up so he could hit him, much to Dyspo's shock. Hit then overwhelms Kunshi, and then Dyspo. Meanwhile, Kunshi pulls himself out of the rubble after Goku punched him through some debris and saves Dyspo. As he tried to sacrifice himself by taking the assassin down with him, Hit counters by using his newly enhanced Time Skip to get behind him and punch him clear out of the ring, eliminating him. Dyspo runs off after. Hit and Goku come face to face promise to settle things between them later on.
"My power won't last long enough to keep him frozen until the end. Then I'll just have to put all my chips on the table! Even though gambling is not very assasin like. I'll finish it with this hit! Making Universe 6 win is my job!"
In the anime, further on in the tournament, Hit, alongside the other fighters, watches Goku's new form combat Jiren's own strength. He saves Goku from further damage by Jiren when the former loses hold of his new form and is defeated by the latter's Power Impact, although Jiren easily catches Hit's punch. Hit and Jiren began their battle, though Jiren blocks all of Hit's attacks and counter his Time-Skip as well, much to Hit and Champa's shock. Hit is then eventually cornered by Jiren and is seemingly defeated. However, Hit reveals he has been allowing himself to be hit to study Jiren's style and knows enough to land one major blow to beat him. Hit finally lands an attack on Jiren, who is stunned that he was almost knocked out of the ring. Hit reveals his attack has another purpose and is his trump card that paralyzes Jiren's body. However, seeing that he can't hold Jiren much longer, who is still able to move his body, Hit goes for a final attack. But, Jiren manages to stop it with his barrier and escape from the paralysis. Hit is then sent flying out of the ring by Jiren's Power Impact. There, Champa tells Hit that he did a good job and his intentions would help the other warriors from Universe 6. The tournament reaches it's halfway point as Hit is defeated. Hit watches in silence as his remaining teammates battle for the survival of their universe. He is eventually erased from existence with the rest of Universe 6 after Saonel and Pirina are eliminated by Gohan and Piccolo.
Other Dragon Ball Stories
- Battle With Universe Six Saga
In Super Pack 2, when the Tournament of Destroyers is changed to a tag team tournament by Champa to speed things up the Future Warrior eventually fight Hit and is able to keep up with him. After the timeline returns to normal the Future Warrior steps out and leaves, allowing the fight to go on as planned. Hit calls the Future Warrior a nuisance but this only makes Goku angry, calling the Future Warrior a good friend and leads to Goku powering up to Super Saiyan Blue Kaio-ken and defeating Hit on his own as Beerus pulled Monaka from the tournament.
- Manga and Anime
Hit is noted to be the strongest warrior in Universe 6 for the Tournament of Destroyers and initially their ace fighter for the Tournament of Power. Even after witnessing Kale's newfound Legendary Super Saiyan form, Hit was still considered the strongest of Team Universe 6. Thanks to his power and special techniques Hit is able to fight on par with God-like beings such as Super Saiyan Blue. Unlike most fighters who can manipulate their ki, Hit does not appear to use energy blasts often. Instead, he relies on close-range combat. He wears his long flowing jacket and tends to keep his hands in his pockets to better mask his sudden movements. When holding back, his style of combat revolves mainly in a basic but solid fighting stance. Once serious, his style becomes more akin to Wing Chun. His main tactic in battle is precise and quick jabs to various vital points with blazing speed in combination with his Time-Skip. These strikes appear as rays of light bursting from his opponents. Hit was completely unimpressed even by the stronger people in the tournament. He doesn't open his eyes until Goku becomes a Super Saiyan, and even then only for a moment. He does have some respect for Vegeta's Super Saiyan Blue form, however.
At his base level of power, he was able to compete against Vegeta in his Super Saiyan Blue form, which he swiftly and unguarded defeated him without much effort - however, this was only because Vegeta had no knowledge of Hit's Time-Skip, and in the manga at least, was because Vegeta could not even use 10% of his full capacity due to showing the form to Cabba previously. The anime does not mention any great weakening of this transformation, although it was noted that Vegeta was tired from his consecutive fights against Frost, Magetta and Cabba (with Magetta especially tiring him) and his stamina would have been heavily drained from using Super Saiyan Blue.
In the manga once Goku figures out how to counter Hit's strategy and transforms into a Super Saiyan, it is noted by Beerus in the Viz version that Hit's base power is inferior to Super Saiyan Goku's strength, but due to having to predict dozens of attacks instantly Goku's stamina decreases at a faster rate. In the original version it is implied that Hit's base power is higher than Super Saiyan Goku's, as Whis states that upon going Super Saiyan God, Goku not only closed the gap in power but went beyond Hit to the point he was shortening his Time-Skip. Goku chooses to use his Super Saiyan God form which renders Hit's time skip powers useless as they do not properly work at all on those that are drastically stronger than himself, and since Super Saiyan God Goku was far superior to Hit power-wise, it completely negated Time-Skip's effect. In response, Hit uses his full power (which only lasts for a minute), at which point he is once again able to stop Goku - though he does express surprise at managing to fully stop him. However, when Goku transforms into a Super Saiyan Blue (and utilizes the form's explosive full power in that instant) Hit is completely outmatched in power once more and his Time-Skip is negated again.
In the anime, Hit then showed the ability to instinctively improve in battle. Against opponents who can push him to his limits, he is able to refine his increase the potency of his Time-Skip at an astonishing rate, being able to first double the Time-Skip to one-fifth of a second and then further to half a second. However, Goku countered with his Kaio-ken to which Hit was almost unable to track the Saiyan. When powered up with the Kaio-ken x10, Goku's power nullified Hit's Time-Skip and he claimed he could finish Hit in one blow. However, Hit improved his time-skip ability to the point that it is able to freeze Goku inside the Time-Skip and thus dodge the punch. Hit is greatly outclassed in strength (as a single regular punch from Goku did far more damage to Hit than Hit's strongest attack did to Goku), but his Time-Skip allowed him to hold his own.
As strong as he may be, Hit however, shows great fear, and respect, over Champa's power, as he was immediately terrorized over the fact that the God of Destruction was willing to destroy him. Champa himself later stated that no matter what technique they use on him, neither Hit, nor Cabba, are a match for him, no matter what they do.
It is noted that Hit's true strength lies in his killing techniques. In the anime, at the end of the battle, Goku notes that Hit may have killed him by now had he not been holding back his killing techniques because of the tournament's rules. Due to lacking his killing techniques, Goku states that due to this he believes that Hit is actually stronger than he appeared to be. In the anime only, this is indeed proven true, as when Hit re-appeared during the "Future" Trunks Saga, he was able to put Super Saiyan Blue Goku in a state where he appeared dead by using an invisible and intangible attack that carried a lot of force in it. Later, once Goku revives himself with his own ki blast, Hit and Goku face off once again. Hit can store the time that he has skipped with his signature Time-Skip technique to create a parallel world in which he can move freely inside while appearing on the outside as standing still and unable to be hit or touched. It is noted by Goku that Hit was literally incomparable to how he was at the tournament. Ultimately, thanks to his killing techniques and being able to stay inside his Time-Storage dimension, Hit proved to be able to fight with Super Saiyan Blue Goku at full strength as the fight ended in a stalemate, with both fighters too exhausted to continue and Hit's refusal to continue fighting before a large number of spectators while on a mission.
During the Universe Survival Saga, in the anime, Hit quickly overwhelms Frost after a brief struggle, but admits that he had to get serious for a bit in order to dodge Frost's attacks. In the manga, prior to the start of the Tournament of Power, Hit talks with Goku, revealing he has trained since the previous tournament, to the point that he can maintain his full power and fight without restraints even while not using any killing techniques and believes that as such he will not lose as he did last time.
During the Tournament of Power, Hit's kick proved powerful enough to break Narirama's arm and effortlessly defeated him. Despite his increase in strength, Hit sees the strongest warrior of Universe 11, Jiren as a "disturbing presence". To which, once facing Jiren, he chose to instead retreat, showing he viewed Jiren as too much for him.
Against Dyspo in the anime, Hit was one-sidedly beaten by the Sonic Warrior, due to Dyspo's Light Bullet and enhanced hearing, allowing him to hear Hit's muscle movements, then swiftly strike him before he uses Time-Skip. When Hit stopped using Time-Skip, Toppo noted that Hit was studying and adapting to Dyspo's fighting style - and Hit proved to be able to avoid critical damage. When Dyspo and Hit briefly fight normally (without Light Bullet, Time-Skip, or any aid) the two prove to be exactly on par with each other. While battling Kunshi, Hit did not want to enter his minefield for fear of being heavily damaged and instead struck Kunshi with a non-lethal Flash Fist Crush to avoid his explosive threads, then Hit easily overpowered him with Time-Skip. While initially Dyspo had the edge over Hit, the tables were turned as Hit counters Dyspo's fighting style, by improving his fighting strategy so that he can replicate the muscle movements and sounds the Time-Skip makes without actually using it to trick Dyspo into believing he is using the technique when he is actually not. Using this strategy, Hit's Time-Skip is seemingly undetectable and unpredictable to the confused Dyspo, allowing Hit to freely use Time-Skip and defeat The Sonic Warrior with ease.
In the anime, even with his evolved Time-Skip, Hit was overwhelmed by Jiren's immense power, able to repeatedly counter Hit's temporal attacks (possibly due to the extreme gap in might between them deluding the technique's effectiveness), even easily block Hit's Flash Fist Crush. At the same time, Hit was able to keep up with the God of Destruction-like foe, surprising Toppo, despite the huge power difference as he effectively blocked the majority of Jiren's initial assaults. While the continuous exchanges between them whittled away at Hit's stamina, Hit was gradually able to adapt to Jiren's fighting style, making an opening that allowed him to land a solid blow that sent him flying through rubble - though Jiren was not hurt by the attack and noted it was useless. While the initial attack appeared to have failed it had actually set the cage of time on Jiren. Using his cage of time, Hit was able to briefly hold Jiren still. However, the Pride of Universe 11 managed to break free using his raw power, albeit with significant effort. As Hit attempted to finish the restrained foe, the mightiest Pride Trooper stopped Hit in his tracks with just a glance from his eyes. Hit was then easily overpowered and knocked out of the arena by Jiren. Before he went into meditation, Jiren seemingly acknowledged Hit as one of the warriors in the tournament that he was needed for.
In the manga, using Time-Skip Hit is initially easily taken down by Jiren and has to be saved by Goku. Hit explains to Goku that Time-Skip failed against Jiren in the same way it had previously against Goku. As Goku is about to be knocked out of the ring by Jiren, Hit knocks Jiren back with a surprise kick - amazing Goku, who believed that Hit was unable to fight without Time-Skip. Hit reveals that thanks to training he no longer needs to rely on his Time-Skip to hold his own and removes the lower part of his long coat, he then attacks Jiren, however he is easily beaten back, being unable to even move Jiren even when teamed up with Perfected Super Saiyan Blue Goku. Hit uses Time Lag on Jiren and challenges him alone once more, Hit gains an advantage due to Jiren's slowed time and manages to push him back, however Jiren had not been fighting seriously - having been allowing Hit to move him towards the edge - and proceeds to power up slightly and easily knock Hit out of the arena with a single blow.
- Statements by guidebooks and authors
According to the January 2017 V-Jump article's rival danger scale, Hit ranks as a six out of twelve.
Techniques and Special Abilities
- Flight - The ability to take flight through the manipulation of ki.
- Ki Blast - The most basic form of energy attack. Used by Hit in Xenoverse 2.
- Ki Sense - Hit can sense the ki of other beings as well. He is able to sense Godly ki as shown when Goku powered up his Kaio-ken alongside his Super Saiyan Blue form, Hit was able to sense his power rising. In Xenoverse 2, he can sense the overwhelming pressure of Universe 6 Angel Vados' Godly ki when confronting her in battle.
- Vital Point Attack - Hit's primary method of attack. He attacks using the Phoenix Eye Fist method of punching in order to focus all of the energy from his blows into one point, thus increasing their effectiveness. Hit aims only for his opponent's vital spots, allowing him to take down his opponents without much effort, even if they are stronger than he is. As shown in his fights with Goku and Vegeta, he can choose how strongly he hits the vital spot, allowing him to avoid overly injuring or killing a foe. This technique, combined with his Time-Skip ability, is proven to be deadly.
- Time-Skip - Hit's signature technique where he can manipulate time and skip it for a tenth of a second. In that time, Hit moves freely to block and counterattack, usually going for the vitals. Hit can also go into the Parallel World in combination with Time Skip as seen in his fight with Dyspo. In the manga, he stops primarily relying on it prior to the Tournament of Power due to it's flaws.
- Deadly Intent - A stance Hit takes where he puts his hands in his pockets to conceal his movements before using Time-Skip to strike his opponent. Noted to be part of his fighting style in his fight with Goku in the manga. Named in Dragon Ball FighterZ.
- Icy Glare - Hit looks at his opponent then he quickly uses Time-Skip, to assault the opponent. From the opponent's perspective, Hit doesn't seem to be moving at all. He used this attack to defeat Frost. Named in FighterZ.
- Time-Skip/Jump Spike - Hit charges towards the opponent and directly punches them.
- Time-Skip/Tremor Pulse - Hit teleports behind the opponent and kicks them.
- Time-Skip/Flash Skewer - Hit stands in place and punches the opponent directly in the face.
- Time-Skip/Back Breaker - Hit turns around and counters his opponent's attack to land a heavy finish on them.
- Time-Skip/Molotov - Hit's ultimate attack, he uses Time-Skip and then quickly assaults his opponent with a full on barrage of punches.
- Time Freeze - In the anime, as Hit continued to improve his performance, he was able to refine his Time-Skip to rather than jump ahead momentarily in time, completely freeze the progression of time around him, enabling him to dodge virtually any attack.
- Realized Power - Hit's Super Attack in FighterZ.
- I Keep Improving - Hit's Meteor Attack in FighterZ.
- Tides of Time - In the anime, Hit possess a personal dimension created with the skipped time Hit stores upon using Time-Skip over the entire course of his existence. He can even bring others into his dimension while the rest of time stood frozen.
- Intangibility - Hit is able to transfer his physical body to his parallel world in order to avoid opponents' attacks, but he still appears in the ordinary world. Hit cannot physically attack an opponent while remaining intangible, he can still attack using his invisible energy blasts.
- Cage of Time - In the anime, by striking an opponent after having continually used Time-Skip, Hit is able to attach a "time cage" to them, it initially appears as a strange effect on his opponent where they were struck before taking effect: ensnaring their movements by keeping them suspended in time.
- Time Lag - Hit's ultimate technique in the manga, with it he is able to slow his opponent's time - decreasing their movement speed.
- Vacuum Survival - In the anime, Hit is shown able to survive in the vacuum of space. He also uses this ability to fight in the Space stage in a Boss Raid Quest in Xenoverse 2.
- Full Power - In the manga, Hit is capable of powering up to his full power (which is comparable to a Super Saiyan God's power), however due to his lack of using it much he can only stay at full power for a minute. This was rectified by the Tournament of Power, having reconditioned himself since battling Goku. Regardless, even with his full power, he cannot reach his full fighting potential unless he is allowed to kill.
- Killing Techniques - Hit possess several specialized techniques intended for usage in his job as an assassin.
- Ki Clones - When moving around, Hit is able to leave duplicates of his ki, in order to make it hard to track him. Used in the anime.
- Flash Fist Crush - A deadly variant of the Time-Skip combined with a warping technique similar to Phantom Fist. In the anime, Hit displays a killing variant of this technique where invisible energy blasts (through a punching motion) with enough force to kill an opponent if he hits a vital spot. This attack is near-invisible and passes through matter thanks to it traveling through the Time-Storage world, making it very hard to detect. He can also manifest and release these energy blasts in any direction he chooses.
- Finger Beam - Only in the Universe 6 Saga opening in Dragon Ball Super he is shown using this. However, Hit is never seen using this otherwise.
- Instant Rise - A variation of Rapid Movement used by Hit as his Evasive Skill in Xenoverse 2.
- Afterimage - A technique where the user uses super speed to create an illusionary image of themself to fool an opponent or dodge attacks. After the 1.09.00 Update in Xenoverse 2, it can be added to Awoken Hit's custom skillset via Partner Customization.
- Super Afterimage - An advanced variation of the Afterimage technique that allows the user to create an Afterimage as they move around and even slip behind opponents. After the 1.09.00 Update in Xenoverse 2, it can be added to Awoken Hit's custom skillset after it has been purchased for 5 TP Medals in Partner Customization.
- Phantom Fist - A variation of the Afterimage technique used by Hit as one of his Super Skills in Xenoverse 2.
- Maximum Charge - A ki Charging Super Skill used by Hit to Power Up in Xenoverse 2.
- Sledgehammer - A physical technique where Hit cups his hands together and reels back, then slams his fists on the opponent. One of Hit's Super Skills in Xenoverse 2. Hit uses this move in against Goku in his second fight against him.
- Super God Fist - A ki-laced punch to the opponent's face originally used by Goku. After the 1.09.00 Update in Xenoverse 2, it can be added to Awoken Hit's custom skillset after it has been purchased for 5 TP Medals in Partner Customization.
- Kiai - Hit can use two types of Kiai in Xenoverse 2.
- Shockwave - A simple Kiai fired from the palm capable of making an opponent stagger. After the 1.09.00 Update in Xenoverse 2, it can be added to Awoken Hit's custom skillset after it has been purchased for 5 TP Medals in Partner Customization.
- Ki Blast Cannon - A powerful Kiai shockwave fired from the user's palm. After the 1.09.00 Update in Xenoverse 2, it can be added to Awoken Hit's custom skillset after it has been purchased for 5 TP Medals in Partner Customization.
In the manga, Hit wears the lower part of a long coat in order to cover his legs so that his opponent's cannot read his movements when he uses Time-Skip, he keeps his hands in his pockets to stop the coat from moving when he does.
Prior to the Tournament of Power, due to training so he does not need to rely on Time-Skip, Hit equipped his belt so that he could shed his lower long coat so as to be able to fight more efficiently.
Transformations & Power Ups
In the anime, Hit claims that he cannot increase his power through transformations like other fighters do, and must instead increase his skill to grow stronger. In the video games, however, Hit's state of being while improving himself are considered separate forms, despite not being accompanied by any real physical change to his body. In Xenoverse 2, he can however utilize a power up state that does effect his appearance though it is not a transformation.
Awoken Hit is a state achieved by Hit after awakening his true power. In the anime, this state is achieved after Hit improves his Time-Skip and thus allows him to keep improving via the Pure Progress ability. In the manga, Hit does not get any self-improvement abilities and instead simply goes to his Full Power in this state - which is comparable to Super Saiyan God Goku's power.
Main article: Pure Progress
"Change stances to increase your power! You can change your stance up to two times."
— Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Awoken Skill description
In the anime, after going into his Awoken state, Hit possess the ability to improve his skills and techniques as he fights a more powerful foe. With it, his Time-Skip increases to a fifth of a second, then increase even further to half a second, and finally he gains the ability to manually freeze a foe who can still move in time.
Pure Progress appears as an Awoken Skill transformation for Hit in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2.
Main article: Supervillain In the Battle With Universe Six Saga in Xenoverse 2, Hit is inexplicably enchanted and empowered with the first stage Supervillain power-up which shaves off life to grant greater power. While using this power up Hit eyes glow pink along with a black and white aura. Unlike Cabba and Frost, Hit's power up simply dissipates once his enchanted allies were defeated, though it is unclear if his fight with SSGSS Goku caused the power up to fade.
Video Game Appearances
- Dragon Ball Heroes
- IC Carddass Dragon Ball
- Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden
- Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle
- Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
- Dragon Ball Fusions
- Dragon Ball FighterZ
Hit makes his debut in a video game and as a playable character in Dragon Ball Heroes, introduced in the seventh mission of the God Mission series (GDM7).
In Xenoverse 2, Hit is the 1st out of the 4 characters that can be obtained by making a wish to Shenron for more playable characters, the others being Eis Shenron, Nova Shenron and Omega Shenron. His Super Skill Flash Fist Crush can be obtained by wishing for more Supers and his Ultimate Skill Time-Skip/Molotov can be obtained by wishing for more Ultimate Attacks.
His Awoken variation is unlocked as free DLC after the 1.05.00 update, though Hit must be unlocked via Shenron to access it.
- Japanese: Kazuhiro Yamaji
- Funimation dub: Aaron Roberts (Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2), Matthew Mercer (Dragon Ball Super onwards)
- French dub: Antoine Nouel
- Portuguese dub: Quimbé
- Brazilian Portuguese dub: Francisco Júnior
- Spanish dub: José Manuel Seda
- Latin American Spanish dub: Idzi Dutkiewicz
- Italian dub: Diego Baldoin
- Dragon Ball Super
- Hit vs. Frost (Final Form)
- Hit vs. Vegeta (Super Saiyan Blue)
- Hit (Base/Awoken/Pure Progress) vs. Goku (Base/Super Saiyan Blue/Super Saiyan Blue Kaio-ken)
- Hit vs. Monaka
- Hit vs. Goku (Super Saiyan Blue)
- Hit vs. Goku (Super Saiyan Blue)
- Hit vs. Frost (Final Form)
- Hit, Brianne de Chateau, Sanka Ku, Su Roas, Cabba, Dyspo, Methiop, Murisarm, Shosa, and Basil vs. Narirama
- Hit vs. Narirama
- Hit vs. Dispo
- Hit vs. Dyspo and Kunshi
- Hit and Goku (Super Saiyan God/Super Saiyan Blue) vs. Dyspo and Kunshi
- Hit vs. Jiren
- Hit vs. Vegeta (Super Saiyan Blue)
- Hit (Base/Awoken) vs. Goku (Base/Super Saiyan/Super Saiyan God/Super Saiyan Blue)
- Hit vs. Monaka
- Hit vs. Jiren
- Hit and Goku (Perfected Super Saiyan Blue) vs. Jiren
- Hit vs. Jiren
- Hit's name comes from the English word "hit" and "hitman". In his character design notes, it is said that his name suggests danger.
- Hit has purple blood.
- Hit is the fourth known being to have the ability to manipulate time (fifth if counting King Kai in the Ocean Group dubs); the first being Guldo, the second being Chronoa the Supreme Kai of Time, and the third one being Whis.
- Hit is the second assassin to have fought Goku in the series, the first being Mercenary Tao.
- Hit is also the second tournament fighter in the anime where Goku ends up combining a Super Saiyan transformation with the Kaio-ken power up (in Hit's case Goku uses the Super Saiyan Blue Kaio-ken) in order to fight them, the first being when he used the Super Kaio-ken on Pikkon in the Other World Tournament.
- Hit is the third character in the franchise to make Goku shake in fear during a battle, with the other two being Raditz and Frieza.
- Hit is the fourth character in the series to kill Goku. The others being Piccolo, Cell, and Goku Black. In the franchise, he is the fifth due to Frieza killing Goku after time is altered in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2.
- In Xenoverse 2, if an Earthling Future Warrior has Hit as their instructor, he initially deems their race unremarkable in power. After completing all of his training, he changes his mind and states that while they are not as strong as the other races, they make up for it by keeping their wits about them as they fight.
- Hit is the only member of Team Universe 6 who wasn't eliminated by a member of Team Universe 7 in the Tournament of Power. Instead, he was eliminated by Jiren, a member of Team Universe 11.
Main article: Hit/Gallery
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Dragon Ball Super episode 38, The 6th Universe's Mightiest Warrior! Engage the Assassin Hit!
- ↑ Dragon Ball Super chapter 12, Saiyan's Pride
- ↑ Dragon Ball Super episode 37, Don't Forget Your Saiyan Pride! Vegeta vs. the 6th Universe's Saiyan!
- ↑ Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, Super Pack 1 DLC
- ↑ Rival danger ranking. kanzenshuu.
- ↑ Ep.103/104/105 descriptions. pbs.twimg (2017).