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"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."
— "Let's Do It, Zen-Oh! The All-Universe Martial Arts Tournament!!"

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.

Background

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.

Rules

  • 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.

Teams

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

# Universe
1 Universe 9
2 Universe 10


Trivia

  • 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.
    • However, unlike her teammates, Cocotte did not get sent out of the ring by losing the beam struggle; she shielded herself from this initial wipe-out and was instead thrown out of the ring by Android 18.
  • 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.

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