"On the 3,135,500,603rd day of the King's Calendar, on the 157th hour, ten warriors selected from each universe shall participate in the Tournament of Power."
Tournament of Power (力の大会 Chikara no Taikai) is the name of the tournament held by Zen-Oh and Future Zen-Oh. The strongest warriors from eight out of the twelve Universes are participating, and any team who loses in this tournament will have their Universe erased from existence. According to the Great Priest, the true motive behind the organization of the tournament is that Zen-Oh believes there are too many Universes to watch over and wants to erase the weaker ones for not showing improvement.
The Tournament of Power was originally conceived by Zen-Oh after witnessing the Tournament of Destroyers held by Beerus and Champa. After enjoying the tournament for its entertainment value and the spectacle of the participating fighters, Zen-Oh determined that a larger competition involving all of the Universes would prove even more entertaining.
Later, after meeting the Future Zen-Oh, Zen-Oh more or less forgot about the tournament until reminded by an eager Goku. Having not seen the original martial arts competition, the Future Zen-Oh was uncertain of the idea, leading to the need for the Zen Exhibition Match, a smaller practice competition in which three warriors from Universe 7 and Universe 9 fought with one another.
It was at the Zen Exhibition Match where the stakes of the Tournament of Power were set forth. Per the wishes of the two Zen-Ohs, the Great Priest announced that the eight Universes with the lowest fighter levels would be required to compete. The Universes that did not win the competition would immediately be erased from existence by the two Omni-Kings, resulting in the loss of more than half of the multiverse. To the shock of all present, it was declared that even the Gods of Destruction and Supreme Kais of the defeated Universes would be erased as well. The only ones spared from erasure in a defeated universe would be the attendants to the Gods of Destruction. Universes 1, 5, 8, and 12 were exempt from participating in the tournament due to their inhabitants having an average mortal rank above 7. The eight other Universes, such as Universe 7 (lvl 3.18) or Universe 9 (lvl 1.86), are left to fight to determine which one of them deserves to be saved.
Originally, the majority of the participants blamed Goku for endangering the Universes' existence by putting the idea for the tournament into Zen-Oh's head. However, if was eventually revealed that Zen-Oh always intended to destroy the Universes, and the tournament was a last minute change to allow one Universe to be spared.
Following the Zen Exhibition Match, the eight participating universes were given approximately forty-eight hours to select and gather ten fighters each to compete whilst the Grand Priest built the tournament fighting stage.
The tournament occurred in the World of Void, an isolated place outside of the twelve universes with literally no time or space, allowing the participants to use the fullest extent of their powers. Like the Universe 6 and 7 Invitational Fighting Tournament, the Super Dragon Balls were announced as the prize for the winner of the tournament. The tournament arena was designed by the Great Priest and forged from an alloy known as Kachi Katchin. Prior to the start of the tournament, three of the Gods of Destruction battled one another in order to test the stage's durability. These three gods were later required to repair the damage their battle inflicted upon the arena, as well as see to any design flaws made apparent in the Grant Priest's original design.
Each team in the tournament consists of ten warriors from each of the eight participating universes, adding up to a total of 80 fighters. Unlike the World Martial Arts Tournament, the Tournament of Power is a survival-style battle royal in which all 80 fighters face each other simultaneously and must knock their opponents off of the ring to defeat them. Warriors who are rendered unconscious are still considered active competitors until they are removed from the stage. The warriors who get knocked off the stage are immediately teleported to the spectator bench to observe the remainder of the competition along with the gods of their respective Universe. The use of weapons and killing are prohibited during the match and the ability of Flight is disabled (though participants with wings or possess non ki-based flight abilities are not prohibited from doing so). A new rule prohibiting the use of healing items was announced right before the tournament started. The match will last 100 takks (approx. 48 minutes on Earth) and the Universe with the most survivors, or sole survivor if there is one, will be the winner.
- Fighters cannot be killed, use weapons, or use healing items (e.g. Senzu Beans).
- However items that are not dangerous by themselves such as the bottle Master Roshi uses as part of the Evil Containment Wave were permitted by the Zen-Ohs, though this is implied due to the fact they thought the technique was cool.
- A fighter is eliminated only when made to fall off of the fighting stage.
- Fighters remain in play even if rendered unconscious or unable to fight.
- The tournament consists of a single match with all 80 fighters battling at the same time.
- The match will last for 100 takks, which equates to roughly 48 minutes.
- Fighters are unable to use Flight, except those with natural anatomy, such as wings.
- Each individual warrior will experience the natural level of gravity from their respective Home World, enabling them to fight at their full capacity and fight on equal terms against other fighters.
- Any knocked out fighter that attempts to intervene against the contestants currently in the arena will immediately be erased by Zen-Oh. Another offense by another fighter in the same universe will result in Zen-Oh erasing said universe.
- When all 10 warriors of a Universe are eliminated, that Universe is immediately erased by Zen-Oh and Future Zen-Oh.
- The Universe with the most survivors by the end of the tournament will be the victor.
- If all other Universes are eliminated before the time limit expires, the Tournament ends immediately and the surviving Universe is declared the victor.
Order of Eliminations
|#||Fighter||Universe||Eliminated By||Universe Eliminated By||Elimination Method|
|1||Lilibeu||Universe 10||Basil||Universe 9||Basil's Shining Blaster|
|2||Nink||Universe 4||Goku||Universe 7||Goku's transformation to Super Saiyan Blue|
|3||Chappil||Universe 9||Goku||Universe 7||Super Saiyan Goku's Ki Blast|
|4||Comfrey||Universe 9||Goku||Universe 7||Super Saiyan Goku's Ki Blast|
|5||Hop||Universe 9||Vegeta||Universe 7||Vegeta's Amazing Impact|
|6||Hyssop||Universe 9||Vegeta||Universe 7||Super Saiyan Vegeta's Final Galick Cannon|
|7||Oregano||Universe 9||Vegeta||Universe 7||Super Saiyan Vegeta's Final Galick Cannon|
|8||Sorrel||Universe 9||Android 18||Universe 7||Unknown (Android 18 eliminated her off-screen)|
|9||Roselle||Universe 9||Frieza & Himself||Universe 7 & Universe 9||Final Form Frieza intimidated him to jump off the arena|
|10||Basil||Universe 9||Goku & Vegeta||Universe 7||Super Saiyan Blue Goku & Vegeta's Final Kamehameha joint attack|
|11||Lavender||Universe 9||Goku & Vegeta||Universe 7||Super Saiyan Blue Goku & Vegeta's Final Kamehameha joint attack|
|12||Bergamo||Universe 9||Goku & Vegeta||Universe 7||Super Saiyan Blue Goku & Vegeta's Final Kamehameha joint attack|
|13||Jium||Universe 10||Master Roshi & Krillin||Universe 7||Struck down by Krillin's Destructo Disc Triple Blade, then hit mid-fall by Master Roshi's MAX Power Kamehameha|
|14||Shosa||Universe 4||Krillin & Android 18||Universe 7||Krillin & Android 18's Ki Blast|
|15||Majora||Universe 4||Krillin||Universe 7||Krillin's stinky shoe & Kamehameha|
|16||Krillin||Universe 7||Frost||Universe 6||Final Form Frost's Tail Attack|
|17||Murisam||Universe 10||Cabba||Universe 6||Cabba kicked him out of the arena|
|18||Nigrisshi||Universe 3||Cabba||Universe 6||Cabba kicked him out of the arena|
|19||Narirama||Universe 3||Hit||Universe 6||Hit's Time-Skip|
|20||Napapa||Universe 10||Caulifla||Universe 6||Super Saiyan Caulifla slammed him into the arena, causing it to crack apart|
|21||Methiop||Universe 10||Kale||Universe 6||Berserker Super Saiyan Kale's Blaster Meteor|
|22||Vuon||Universe 11||Kale||Universe 6||Berserker Super Saiyan Kale's Punch|
|23||The Preecho||Universe 3||Master Roshi & Tien Shinhan||Universe 7||Master Roshi's Thunder Shock Surprise & Tien's Neo Tri-Beam|
|24||Murichim||Universe 10||Frieza||Universe 7||Final Form Frieza's Tail Attack|
|25||Tupper||Universe 11||Android 18||Universe 7||Android 18 tossed him to the edge of the arena, which crack off due to his Petrified form|
|26||Kahseral||Universe 11||Caulifla & Kale||Universe 6||Super Saiyan 2 Caulifla & Berserker Super Saiyan Kale's Combined Energy Wave|
|27||Kettol||Universe 11||Caulifla & Kale||Universe 6||Super Saiyan 2 Caulifla & Berserker Super Saiyan Kale's Combined Energy Wave|
|28||Zoiray||Universe 11||Caulifla & Kale||Universe 6||Super Saiyan 2 Caulifla & Berserker Super Saiyan Kale's Combined Energy Wave|
|29||Cocotte||Universe 11||Android 18||Universe 7||Android 18 tossed her out of the arena while in her Cocotte Zone|
|30||Jirasen||Universe 10||Brianne de Chateau (Ribrianne)||Universe 2||Ribrianne rolled into him & sent flying out of the arena|
|31||Vikal||Universe 2||Android 17||Universe 7||Android 17 kicked her into the spectator bench|
|32||Sanka Ku (Kakunsa)||Universe 2||Android 17||Universe 7||Android 17's Photon Flash|
|33||Botamo||Universe 6||Gohan||Universe 7||Gohan's Multiple punches & Kamehameha|
|34||Jilcol||Universe 10||Jimeze||Universe 2||Jimeze's Ki Blast|
|35||Rubalt||Universe 10||Piccolo||Universe 7||Piccolo's Hellzone Grenade & blasted off the arena|
|36||Obuni||Universe 10||Gohan||Universe 7||Potential Unleashed Gohan's Kamehameha|
|37||Kunshi||Universe 11||Hit||Universe 6||Hit's Time-Skip|
|38||Caway||Universe 4||Master Roshi & Herself||Universe 7 & Universe 4||Max Power Master Roshi scared her into jumping off the arena|
|39||Dercori||Universe 4||Master Roshi||Universe 7||Master Roshi's Evil Containment Wave & tossed her in a bottle off the arena|
|40||Ganos||Universe 4||Master Roshi||Universe 7||Max Power Master Roshi's MAX Power Kamehameha|
|41||Hermila||Universe 2||Tien Shinhan||Universe 7||Tien's Multi-Form and dragged him down with him|
|42||Tien Shinhan||Universe 7||Hermila||Universe 2||Hermila destroyed the edge of the arena with Ki Blasts to make him fall|
|43||Prum||Universe 2||Vegeta||Universe 7||Vegeta's Galick Gun|
|44||Dr. Rota||Universe 6||Vegeta||Universe 7||Vegeta's Galick Gun|
|45||Maji Kayo||Universe 3||Jiren||Universe 11||Jiren's Shockwave Punch|
|46||Auta Magetta||Universe 6||Vegeta||Universe 7||Magetta became completely vulnerable over an insult from Vegeta, then kicked off the arena while crying|
|47||Master Roshi||Universe 7||Frost & Himself||Universe 6 & Universe 7||Roshi took Vegeta's advice and dropped out of the tournament to eat a Senzu Bean after being critically injured by Frost and using the Evil Containment Wave|
|48||Jimeze||Universe 2||Frieza||Universe 7||Final Form Frieza kicked him out of the arena after beating him to near death|
|49||Frost||Universe 6||Frieza||Universe 7||100% Full Power Frieza blasted him out of the arena.|
|50||Hit||Universe 6||Jiren||Universe 11||Jiren's Power Impact|
|51||Monna||Universe 4||Cabba||Universe 6||Super Saiyan 2 Cabba's Ki Blast|
|52||Cabba||Universe 6||Frieza||Universe 7||Golden Frieza's Ki Blast|
Universes Erased in Order
- The Tournament of Power is the first tournament that Master Roshi has participated in since 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament, however it is also the first tournament within the Dragon Ball series where he participates as himself and not as his alter-ego Jackie Chun.
- It is also the first Tournament in the Dragon Ball series where Frieza and Android 17 participate as Goku, Krillin, Tien, Piccolo, Vegeta, Android 18, and Gohan had all previously participate in the World Martial Arts Tournament. Gohan, Tien, Krillin, Piccolo, Goku, and Vegeta also fought in the Cell Games, while Goku, Piccolo, and Vegeta also participated in the tournament between Universe 6 and Universe 7.
- Additionally, Goku, Tien, and Master Roshi are all former World Tournament champions, while Gohan is the true winner of the Cell Games. Piccolo made it to the finals of the 23rd World Tournament only to be defeated by Goku, while Android 18 managed to fight all the way to the finals of the 25th World Tournament, though choose to throw the fight and blackmailed Mr. Satan for double the prize money allowing him to maintain his reputation.
- In the anime, it is the second tournament in which Majin Buu was originally supposed to participate in but was unable to do so because he fell asleep. However, in the manga, Majin Buu was originally supposed to take part in the tournament between Universe 6 and 7 but failed the tournament's written exam.
- In the anime this is also the third time Majin Buu has been left out of a major storyline by falling asleep.
- The Tournament of Power marks the second time a competition between multiple Universes is held in a vast, neutral space of some sort, this one being held in the World of Void. The Tournament of Destroyers preceding this was held on the Nameless Planet that was located in the neutral space between Universes 6 and 7. In both cases this may be to avoid the possibility of the locations favoring certain Universes over others.
- The Tournament of Power is the second (third if one counts the Timespace Tournament from Dragon Ball Fusions) Martial Arts tournament in the series to involve teams representing different Universes, the first being the Tournament of Destroyers.
- All the flight-able warriors except for modified warriors from Universe 3 participating have different types of wings.
- Coincidentally, Universe 9 scored the first elimination of the tournament but they were also the first universe to be erased.
- The Tournament of Power has so far seen two incidents where a group of fighters has not only used a combined energy-based attack against two Saiyan opponents, but have been eliminated by being overpowered by their opponents in the Beam struggles as well. The first time was when the three warriors from Universe 9, Basil, Lavender and Bergamo, used their Triangle Danger Beam against Universe 7's Goku and Vegeta in their Super Saiyan Blue forms, and lost to the latter duo's combined Final Kamehameha attack. The second time was when the 4 warriors from Universe 11, Cocotte, Kahseral, Kettol and Zoiray, used their United Justice Stream against Universe 6's Caulifla (Super Saiyan/Super Saiyan 2) and Kale (Super Saiyan Green/Berserker Super Saiyan), and lost to the latter duo's Combined Full Power Energy Wave.
- So far, Frost is the only competitor to be erased separately from his universe, and is also the only competitor to blatantly violate the rules by attempting to launch an attack after he has been knocked out of the arena.
|Wars and Conflicts|
|Before Dragon Ball||All Universe Hide and Seek Tournament | Hirudegarn war | King Piccolo wars | Saiyan-Tuffle war | Kanassan war | Invasion of Planet Meat | Genocide of the Saiyans|
|Dragon Ball||Red Ribbon Army war | End of King Piccolo wars | Shikk conflict | Tritek conflict | Destruction of Arlia | Garlic Jr. conflict | Saiyan conflict | Battle on Planet Namek | End of Garlic Jr. conflict | Frieza and Cold's invasion | Android conflict | Majin Buu conflict|
|After Dragon Ball||Frieza's revenge | Tournament of Destroyers | Zero Mortals Plan | Zen Exhibition Match | Tournament of Power | The Dragon Ball GT conflicts | Demigra Incident | Frieza's Siege|
|Tournament of Power|
|Universe 2||Brianne de Chateau • Hermila • Jimeze • Prum • Rabanra • Sanka Ku • Su Roas • Vikal • Zarbuto • Zirloin|
|Universe 3||Biarra • Borareta • Catopesra • Koitsukai • Maji Kayo • Narirama • Nigrisshi • Pancea • Paparoni • The Preecho|
|Universe 4||Caway • Damom • Dercori • Gamisaras • Ganos • Majora • Monna • Nink • Shantsa • Shosa|
|Universe 6||Auta Magetta • Botamo • Cabba • Caulifla • Frost • Hit • Kale • Pilina • Dr. Rota • Saonel|
|Universe 7||Android 17 • Android 18 • Frieza • Gohan • Goku • Krillin • Master Roshi • Piccolo • Tien Shinhan • Vegeta|
|Universe 9||Basil • Bergamo • Chappil • Comfrey • Hop • Hyssop • Lavender • Oregano • Roselle • Sorrel|
|Universe 10||Jilcol • Jirasen • Jium • Lilibeu • Methiop • Murichim • Murisam • Napapa • Obuni • Rubalt|
|Universe 11||Cocotte • Dyspo • Jiren • Kahseral • Kettol • Kunshi • Toppo • Tupper • Vuon • Zoiray|