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The Tree of Might

The Tree of Might (神精樹, Shinseijū; lit. "God Spirit Tree"), nicknamed the "Tree of Death" by King Kai, is a tree that grows the fruit of the Tree of Might. It appears in the movie Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might.

The origin for the idea of the Tree of Might was from an Asian ginseng that producer Morishita Kouzou received as a souvenir. Hearing the Asian ginseng sucks up a field's nourishment to grow larger, he was given the idea for the Tree of Might.

Overview

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Seed of Might

This tree is used to spawn the fruit of 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). As such, large amounts of energy are required to supply the fruit's growth; the tree essentially sucks the planet that the seed was planted on dry. King Kai said that only Kai (Kami to be more exact, which is the plural for "gods" in Japanese; he actually says "Gods" in the English version) and Eternal Dragons are meant to eat the fruits. Because of all this, the Tree of Might is not considered evil but simply requires such a massive amount of energy to grow, few if any planets can sustain it without dying.

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The Tree of Might

The extract from the tree can be used to revive long-since dead organisms. Turles used extract from the Tree of Might to revive Rasin and Lakasei, two members of the Beenz people, a long extinct and extremely intelligent alien species.[1] The Turles Crusher Corps. came to Earth and planted the Tree. It was destroyed by Goku when he used a Spirit Bomb that killed Turles.

Video Games

The area in front of the Tree of Might is a battle stage in the arcade game Dragon Ball Heroes and Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. The stage features prominently in Turles' Training of the 2nd Future Warrior and appears during one of Lord Slug's lessons where he attempts to steal some of its fruit while the Future Warrior is sparring with Turles.

"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 in Xenoverse 2

Elder Kai briefly alludes to the Tree in his description of its Fruit in the main story of Xenoverse 2. Elder Kai confirms that the tree and its fruit are considered holy. Elder Kai clarifies that only divine beings such as the Kaioshin and presumably other divine being such as the Gods of Destruction, Angels, and Zen-Oh are allowed to eat its fruit. This can be seen as a recon as the Supreme Kai and other divine beings had not yet appeared by the time the Tree of Might film was made.

Trivia

  • In the Bridge Entertainment version (or "Big Green" dub), the Tree of Might is known as "The Sacred Tree".
  • In the Malaysian-English Speedy Video dub, The Tree of Might is known as "The Shinray Tree".
  • The Tree of Might is most likely a reference to the Tree of Life.
  • Its divine holy status is ironic given its destructive nature, though it makes sense given how destructive Zen-Oh, the Gods of Destruction, and even rogue Kaioshin such as the Zamases can be despite their divine status.

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References

  1. "Akira Toriyama - The World anime special book"