"What a depressing sight. But I see it, the future of this land, shining bright, having been free of the pests known as Mortals. My Utopia is nearly complete. Mortals, you shall now receive judgement from the Heavens."
The Plan in Concept
Zamasu always saw a flaw in mortals, even back when he was a Supreme Kai apprentice of Gowasu. He often questioned the worth of mortals, as they often repeat a cycle as Zamasu would interpret as: "They prosper, they war, they fall." In the end, everything always led to chaos and he felt that even the Gods of Destruction aren't doing the necessary action to prevent this. Fortunately, all of this was suppressed until one fateful meeting with the Gods of Universe 7. When this occurred, he first knew of Goku--and met him in the anime-- and as a result, Zamasu was left surprised of what mortals could achieve, as he previously scoffed the idea that any mortal would rival the gods. In the anime, Zamasu later developed a hatred and later obsession to Goku for losing to him so pitifully when they sparred. All of this led him down to a conclusion that mortals were too dangerous to be kept alive and must be exterminated for the sake of justice, thus creating the Zero Mortals Plan.
Creation and Arrival of Goku Black
As the first step of his dark plan, Zamasu killed his master, Gowasu, took his Potara to become an official Kaioshin, and stole the Time Ring. Learning about the Super Dragon Balls, Zamasu used them to switch bodies with Goku. Zamasu (in Goku's body) traveled to Earth and killed Goku (in Zamasu's body), Chi-Chi and Goten. Using the Time Ring, Zamasu (now Goku Black) traveled from timeline to timeline, and settled on the alternate timeline, where the God of Destruction of Universe 7 has died due to the death of the Supreme Kai. He murdered Gowasu in this timeline, and recruits Future Zamasu to be by his side, handing him an earring and dubbing him as the new "Supreme Kai". Together, the Zamases traveled to find the Super Dragon Balls once more to wish for immortality--and ultimately, to destroy all Dragon Balls in existence to prevent their wishes being reverted.
The Plan in Action and Resulting Conflict
Goku Black then destroyed countless planets along with countless species. When Goku Black eventually appeared on Earth, he went on a rampage, causing humanity to be on the brink of extinction. He is confronted by the Super Saiyan Future Trunks, who is the sole survivor of the Z-Fighters in his time, but defeats him without much effort. For a year, Future Trunks fought against and then escaped from Goku Black countless times. Unknown to him in the manga, Goku Black purposely kept him alive to make sure he gets stronger. While trying to save the future, Trunks eventually created a bond with Future Mai along the way, and they both created the Earth's Resistance army.
Return to the Past
Future Trunks is running, trying to hide his ki as he is aware that Goku Black learned how to sense it. He meets with his mother, Future Bulma who somehow managed to conjure up enough fuel for a one-way trip 17 years into the past for the time machine. While they are discussing this, the building they are in is destroyed, and Future Trunks is forced to watch as Future Bulma is mercilessly killed, but not before hearing her last words telling Future Trunks to survive no matter what. He escapes to his home base, where he meets with Future Mai, and tells her about what he witnessed. After the two regroup, they both head to Capsule Corporation, where the time machine is. When they arrive, they are confronted by Goku Black, and Future Trunks engages in battle with him again, but is defeated. Future Mai tells Future Trunks to go to the time machine while she fends off Goku Black, but she is knocked down from a single ki blast.
Believing Future Mai to be dead, Future Trunks angrily transforms into a Super Saiyan and fights Goku Black, but he is once again defeated. Future Trunks manages to distract Goku Black enough to escape in the time machine, narrowly missing an attack from him. Goku Black is surprised to learn that Future Trunks completely vanished, but the Time Ring he is wearing starts to react.
Reuniting With The Z Fighters
Trunks is the first to spot the arrival of Future Trunks' time machine, and he tells Bulma, who informs Goku and Vegeta, who teleport to the site with Beerus and Whis tagging along. After Future Trunks is fed a Senzu Bean, he wakes up but immediately attacks Goku, thinking he is Goku Black. He eventually comes to his senses and is relieved he made it to the past, and he meets with Goku, Vegeta and Bulma, and is formally introduced to Trunks, Beerus, Whis and the Pilaf Gang. Future Trunks explains to Goku and Vegeta that he prevented the conflict of Majin Buu in his timeline, and tells them about Goku Black. Wanting to compare his power to Goku Black's, Goku engages in a sparring match with Future Trunks, surprised at Future Trunks' rapid increase in power. Future Trunks reunites with Krillin and Piccolo.
First encounter with Goku Black (anime)
In the anime only, Goku Black suddenly appears in the present timeline from a portal created by his Time Ring and engages in battle with Goku, and is proved to be equal to Goku in his Super Saiyan 2 form - though he is noted to not be as strong as he was in Trunks' timeline. During the fight, Goku Black silently notes to himself that he is adapting to Goku's power and fighting style, being able to grow stronger from it. Eventually, the portal that Goku Black traveled through begins to contract, forcing Goku Black to return back to the alternate timeline, but not before he destroys Future Trunks' time machine. Future Trunks begins to lose all hope, but it is revealed Bulma kept the old time machine used by Cell, and with the notes and formulas left in a notebook from Future Bulma, she will repair that time machine for Future Trunks to use, and Goku and Vegeta will accompany him in the trip.
Future Trunks' reunion with Gohan/Fun with the Dragon Team
In the anime, Future Trunks pays a visit to reunite with Gohan, spending time at their house and also meeting Videl, Mr. Satan and Pan. After eating dinner with them, Future Trunks realizes that after saving the world, Gohan is living the peaceful life that he wanted, and he leaves inspired with a new reason to fight. After a brief talk with Krillin, Future Trunks meets Android 18 for the first time in years, being shocked upon seeing their daughter, Marron for the first time, at first being hostile, but after some convincing, Future Trunks finally puts aside his past differences with the formerly "android" threat.
In the manga, Future Trunks tells the stories of what happened after he destroyed the Future Androids to the Dragon Team. These stories included his encounters with Future Babidi and Future Dabura, his training with Future Shin, as well as how he met Future Mai and the how the Goku Black Crisis started. Soon after, Future Trunks plays a go-karting video game with Trunks, Goku, Vegeta, the Pilaf Gang and Beerus and manages to get first place on the race.
Trip To Universe 10 & Preparations
Whis discovers that there is a being in the multiverse with the same ki signature as Goku Black, and he departs to Universe 10 with Beerus and Goku. The three meet Gowasu, the Supreme Kai of Universe 10 and Zamasu, his apprentice and the owner of the familiar ki signature. Goku engages Zamasu in a brief sparring match, realizing that Zamasu does have similar ki to Goku Black. However after the three depart, Zamasu slowly begins to descend to a darker path, inheriting a radical sense of belief that mortals are the source of all evil.
In the manga, Zamasu meets with the Gods of Universe 7. However, Zamasu instead fights Kibito, in which Zamasu wins. After the sparring match, Zamasu becomes aware of Goku from Shin, who talks breifly of the accomplishments Goku and his team had done to help Shin and his fellow gods. Like in the anime, this caused him to believe that mortals were the source of all evil, and that they are too dangerous to be kept alive.
Meanwhile, Vegeta decides to train Future Trunks, in the anime showing him the Super Saiyan Blue form. Witnessing the new powers of Goku and Vegeta first-hand, Future Trunks thinks to himself how he no longer has to fight with them supporting him, but is inspired by Vegeta's words and vows to become stronger than him and Goku Black. In the manga, Vegeta trains Future Trunks in the Gravity Room the day after he arrives in the past, while Goku meditates above the pool as Beerus and Whis have some early morning food and drink.
In the manga, Supreme Kai then soon arrives and talks with Beerus, Whis and Goku, with Beerus asking if Supreme Kai knows any god who dislikes humans, and Supreme Kai notes that the only person he can think of is Kibito, arousing Beerus' suspicion and he along with Whis decide to see if Kibito is Goku Black, however Whis is suddenly messaged by the Grand Priest, who tells him that Zen-Oh wants an audience with Goku. In the anime Beerus and Whis inform Goku that Zen-Oh, the king of all cosmos, requested to see him, and he and Whis head to Zeno's Palace with the Supreme Kai instantly teleporting them there. Goku meets Zeno, and due to the events (Beerus made Goku swear to keep this a secret) Goku is unable to stay to play with him, so he promises to return when everything is over. In response, Zeno gives Goku a button that Goku can press so that Zeno will instantly teleport to his exact spot.
Rematch with Goku Black
Eventually, the time machine is completely restored, and enough fuel was made for a round trip, so Future Trunks uses it to return to the alternate timeline with Goku and Vegeta accompanying him. Goku and Vegeta meet Future Mai, the members of Earth's resistance, and the surviving refugees. After feeding them a large banquet from a capsule prepared by Bulma, the three Saiyans head to confront Goku Black, signaling him with a ki blast. Vegeta fights Goku Black first as a Super Saiyan Blue, but Goku Black is shown to have gotten much stronger after fighting Goku and adapting to his power. After Goku Black reveals his new Super Saiyan Rosé transformation, he easily defeats Vegeta and pressures Goku in his Super Saiyan Blue form. The Saiyans are also shocked at the arrival of Zamasu (albeit his future counterpart), and Goku and Future Trunks fight an intense battle against the two of them, only to be eventually defeated. The three Saiyans are saved by Earth's Resistance, and Future Mai sends them back to the past in the time machine, where they collapse beaten and unconscious.
First Fight with Goku Black (manga)
Similar to the manga, Bulma manages to reactivate Cell's time machine and Future Trunks uses it to return to his timeline, with Goku and Vegeta along for the ride. When they traveled back to the timeline. Future Trunks manages to find Future Mai where he last saw her with the help of Future Scratch. Realizing Mai's alive, Future Trunks manages to save her with a chewed up Senzu Bean. However, unknown to any of them, it was mainly because of Future Trunks healing powers he recieved after being officially appointed as a Supreme Kai apprentice. After this, Goku and Vegeta head to confront Goku Black. Vegeta decides to fight Goku Black first as a Super Saiyan 2. Black then transforms into his own Super Saiyan form, surprising Goku and Vegeta. Goku Black and Vegeta then have a brief clash of punches, with Vegeta gaining the edge over Black. Vegeta then transforms into Super Saiyan Blue and encourages Black to do the same, however Black states he cannot use the godly form and after saying so Vegeta brutally beats Goku Black to near death until the timely save of Future Zamasu, shocking everyone.
Future Zamasu immediately heals Goku Black, and when doing so Black proceeded to fight with Vegeta once more until eventually, he manages to transform into Super Saiyan Rosé. In this new form, Goku Black overwhelms Vegeta and manages to revert Vegeta to his base form with just one heavy finish to the stomach. Meanwhile, Goku fights against Future Zamasu, in which Goku overpowers the latter. However, these attacks have no effect to Future Zamasu, due to his immortality. And so, he manages to destroy Goku's bag of Senzu Beans and sends him back with telekinesis. Seriously injured and outmatched by the Zamases, Future Trunks decides they have to flee, and distracts the Zamases with the Solar Flare. As Goku and Vegeta managed to reach the Time Machine, Goku Black and Future Zamasu get closer and closer to them until Future Trunks and Future Mai distracts the duo, holding them off until Goku and Vegeta find a plan.
Recuperation and Return to Universe 10
Goku, Vegeta and Future Trunks recover, having been fed some Senzu Beans. They talk about how strong Goku Black and Future Zamasu are, also flustered over Future Zamasu's immortality. Telling this story to Beerus and Whis, they decide to check and see if Gowasu in their present timeline has been killed yet, and Goku and Supreme Kai go with them. Upon checking that nothing is out of the ordinary (even though Beerus and Whis clearly sense Zamasu's killing intent), they leave, but begin to eavesdrop on the two. They eventually witness Zamasu killing Gowasu, but Whis intervenes with his Temporal Do-Over to go back in time, and preventing Zamasu from killing Gowasu just in time. Zamasu's true intentions are revealed, and Beerus destroys him. With Zamasu's death, he ensures Future Trunks that the future is now at peace, explaining that a God killing another God will restore the order in time.
The Second Rematch (anime)
Future Trunks remains skeptical, and goes back to the future to check with Goku, Vegeta and Bulma going with him. They immediately realize the future did not change, confirming this when things are still in ruins as they left it, and Future Zamasu and Goku Black still remain at large. The two groups confront and fight each other, with Goku Black and Future Zamasu constantly defeating and pushing back the Saiyans. Goku Black reveals his true past as Zamasu, and when he talked about killing Goku's family, Goku's rage allowed him to overpower both opponents himself, but he is soundly defeated by a powered-up Goku Black. With the Saiyans cornered, Future Zamasu and Goku Black talk about Future Trunks sinning and causing every one of these events to happen by traveling back and forth in time and changing history, blaming everything that happened on him. Future Trunks is greatly angered by these words, and transforms into a new Super Saiyan form never seen before. In this new form, Future Trunks is able to fight on par with both Goku Black and Future Zamasu, as he holds them back as Goku, Vegeta and Bulma return to the past to figure out a plan to win. Piccolo suggests the Evil Containment Wave, and Goku is taught the technique by Master Roshi and practices it on Turtle, as Vegeta trains in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber for half a day (approximately six months in the Chamber), waiting on the time machine to re-charge.
The Third Battle
Meanwhile, Future Trunks was beaten by Goku Black and Future Zamasu, only surviving because of Future Yajirobe giving him a Senzu Bean. He also informed him of Future Mai's plan to assassinate Goku Black, which she tried to accomplish with an energy bullet loaded into a sniper rifle. However, this plan failed, and she was saved by Future Trunks, who once again confronted the two. After a brief fight, Future Trunks is stabbed from behind by Goku Black and fell to the ground defeated. At the same time, Goku, Vegeta and Bulma returned in the time machine, and Goku Black and Future Zamasu immediately confronted the Saiyans. The two parties' battle was prematurely interrupted by the arrival of Gowasu, the Supreme Kai of universe 10 and Shin, the Supreme Kai of universe 7 for a confrontation with the two Zamasu's for their terrible acts, who insisted on staying to watch Zamasu fall. The rematch went underway, and with Vegeta's newfound strength due to his training in the Time Chamber, he was able to quickly gain the upper hand on Goku Black and force him on the defensive, with Goku preventing Future Zamasu from helping his partner.
Afterwards, Black surrounds Goku and Vegeta with clones created through a rift with a slash from his Scythe, blocking Goku's usage of Instant Transmission and preventing them from chasing after Zamasu who went after Trunks and the others. Arriving at his destination, Zamasu is confronted by Bulma who buys enough time for Trunks so he could master the Evil Containment Wave. Eventually, Trunks succeeds in sealing Zamasu, but the seal couldn't be completed as Goku forgot the talisman at Master Roshi's house. Future Zamasu managed to get out of the vase barely breathing. Noticing his Ki is getting weaker, Black teleports himself to Zamasu with Goku doing the same thing teleporting himself with Vegeta to where Trunks was.Future Zamasu warns his partner as they can not afford to be careless. Future Zamasu puts his Potara earring in his right ear and the two fuse together to create Fusion Zamasu.
The Rematch (manga)
The Final Battle
Goku and Vegeta engage Fusion Zamasu in battle, but they are quickly overwhelmed by the latter's power, overwpowering them with his Lightning of Absolution and Blades of Judgement. Fusion Zamasu then continues his rampage causing destruction around the whole planet. Future Trunks arrives and engages Fusion Zamasu in a battle, Fusion Zamasu uses his Holy Wrath while Trunks uses his Galick Gun to counter it. Vegeta assists his own son and uses his own Galick Gun and the two perform a Father-Son Galick Gun that manages to overpower Fusion Zamasu's attack. However, Fusion Zamasu remains unscathed thanks to his immortality, and fires a Lightning of Absolution at Trunks but Vegeta shields his son from the latter's attack critically injuring him. Goku then appears and clashes against Fusion Zamasu's Holy Wrath with his God Kamehameha. Eventually, a full power Kamehameha manages also to overpower Fusion Zamasu's attack with the right half of Fusion Zamasu's body turning purple. Goku uses Kaio-Ken for a brief moment to land a powerful kick at Zamasu destroying his Halo of light. The attack angers Zamasu and pushed him to transform into an Ugly Form, powering him up further. With no other choices left , Goku suggests to Vegeta to fuse with Potara, much to the latter's shock. After Gowasu told the two Saiyans that non-Supreme Kai users can stay fused for about one hour, Vegeta reluctantly accepts the proposition and the two fuse into Vegito.
Vegito immediately transforms into Super Saiyan Blue and engage Zamasu in batlle. Eventually, Vegito manages to easily dominate the half Immortal God due to Goku Black's mortal body interacting with Future Zamasu's immortal body which pushed Zamasu's body to transform into an unstable form, but was unable to land the finishing blow due to the immense power of Super Saiyan Blue which shortens the Fusion's time limit and Vegito defuses into Goku and Vegeta. Fusion Zamasu uses the opportunity to strike them down and was about to finish them off until the two are being saved by Future Trunks. Future Trunks engages Zamasu in a sword battle, and a hopeful Trunks unconsciously gathers Ki from every human left on earth creating a look alike Spirit Bomb. Trunks absorbs it into ki Sword enhancing its power with Goku and Vegeta sharing their remaining ki with Trunks powering him up further. Eventually, a powered up Trunks with the earthling's hope manages to defeat Fusion Zamasu slicing him in half, obliterating his body.
Shortly after Fusion Zamasu's defeat at the hands of Future Trunks, he becomes a reality-encompassing entity. Continuing his plans to exterminate all mortal life, he takes over the entire future world, and the combined efforts of a weakened Goku, Vegeta, and Future Trunks cannot damage him at all. Zamasu's will begins taking over the entire universe as he becomes justice himself, with his will also affecting the present timeline, planning to travel there and destroy every mortal there as well. The entirety of humanity is destroyed by Zamasu, with only the main group being spared. Goku realizes he still has Zen-Oh's button, and presses it, and Future Zen-Oh arrives, not knowing who Goku is or what's going on. As he finds Zamasu annoying, Future Zen-Oh destroys him along with the multiverse, but not before the group retreats to the present timeline. This prevented the plan to reach its full potential, as he planned to wreak havoc in all the timelines. With Zamasu's reign and the Zero Mortals Plan gone for good, Future Trunks and Future Mai eventually return to a different point in the future before Zamasu's corruption, as Whis will make sure the future Beerus eliminates the Future Zamasu before anything happens. Due to Goku's actions, Zen-Oh and Future Zen-Oh meet and become friends. As Future Trunks and Future Mai leave for the future, they say goodbye to everyone, including Gohan.
The Final Battle (manga)
After the conflict in the anime, this resulted the time stream of the Multiverse to be even more fractured than ever. Because of Goku Black's actions, this resulted in Future Trunks' time travel to the past, which caused Black to follow Trunks, resulting in the fight with Goku, which led to Goku's fight with Zamasu that led the latter to an obsession to trade his body and ultimately his death that caused the birth of Goku Black's timeline. An endless cycle for all eternity. Although this was only implied, this was one of the main reasons Future Trunks joined the Time Patrol in Dragon Ball Online, Dragon Ball Xenoverse, and its sequel because true to Black's words, Trunks' main use of time travel was considered a "sin". Since Zamasu's destruction, Beerus started to threaten the Dragon Team with his technique more than ever, now that they know the true capabilities of a God of Destruction. Future Zen-Oh and Zen-Oh ended up being good friends and Future Zen-Oh grew to like Goku after these events. Despite the hardship of this event, most of the Dragon Team returned to their normal lives--with Future Trunks and Future Mai currently living in another timeline created by Whis.
Video Game Appearances
As part of the Super Pack 4 DLC, an altered timeline of the Zero Mortals Plan appears as part of the story in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2.
Additionally, in the timeline found within the time fragment of New Parallel Quest 111: "The Zero Mortals Plan" a falling out between Goku Black and Zamasu forces the Time Patrol to help Future Zamasu with his Zero Mortals Plan who decides to postpone their annihilation at least for the time being until he has settled things with Goku Black. It is revealed that in this timeline, Goku Black considers Future Zamasu a fallen god spoiled by immortality, while Future Zamasu considers Goku Black a fallen god for using the body of a mortal to eradicate humanity. Both Zamasu's agree that their can be only one Zamasu and each considers himself the one true god. After Goku Black is overpowered by the Time Patrol and Future Zamasu, he decides to test his power on them and transforms into his Super Saiyan Rosé form who finds the color of the form to be exquisite and a fitting foil for himself. Eventually Goku Black retreats. Zamasu and the Time Patrol are then confronted by Future Android 16, Future Android 17, Future Android 18 who are under the effects of Supervillain Mode. Future Zamasu is angered and disgusted by their presence. After they are defeated, Goku Black returns causing Future Zamasu to wonder if he had a change of heart, but Black dismisses the idea as he has grown stronger from the previous battle and states that his power has grown beyond even his understanding to a place of ideals that someone satisfied with mere immortality can never see and seeing as he now has no use for Future Zamasu's power, he states he will carry out the Zero Mortal Plan himself. Future Zamasu states it is unfortunate as he had intended to remove Goku Black at a slight later juncture, as finishing the Goku Black would have been a fitting way to bring the Zero Mortal Plan to completion, though decides to fight Goku Black to heights only a god can comprehend, as a parting gift. As the battle wages on, Super 17 in Supervillain Mode appears and Goku Black asks Super 17 if he thinks he is worth of becoming his disciple, while Future Zamasu states that if he is stupid enough to interrupt a battle between Gods, then he will grant Super 17's death wish. Eventually Goku Black and Super 17 are defeated, leaving Future Zamasu to gloat that he has become the one true god as the Parallel Quest ends. In New Parallel Quest 112: "Advent of the Mighty God Zamasu!", Future Zamasu sets his sights on eliminating the remaining mortals including the Time Patrollers who helped him, as the quest acts as a sequel of PQ 111. Raditz and Nappa appear in Supervillain Mode and attack the Time Patrol and SSGSS Goku alongside Future Zamasu. Future Zamasu is overpowered and flees with SSGSS Goku chasing after him, while the Time Patrol go to aid SSGSS Vegeta who is fighting Goku Black, Supervillain Mode Cooler (Final Form), and Supervillain Frieza (Final Form). After Cooler and Frieza are defeated, Goku Black transforms into his Super Saiyan Rosé form and is joined by Supervillain Mode Perfect Cell and Supervillain Android 16. After being overpowered, Goku Black flees with Vegeta chasing after him, while the Time Patrol deal with Supervillain Mode Kid Buu and Supervillain Mode Lord Slug, and Supervillain Turles who are attacking the Capsule Corporation. After Kid Buu, Lord Slug, and Turles are defeated, the Time Patrol confront Supervillain Mode Janemba and Supervillain Mode Broly in the destroyed future. Observing the battle, Future Zamasu realizes mortals aren't mere pests and if both Zamasu are not careful their ideal world could vanish in a puff of smoke and Goku Black agrees teaming up with Zamasu once more, using Potara fusion to fuse into Fused Zamasu. The Time Patrol is joined by Vegito who transforms into Vegito Blue. After Fused Zamasu is defeated by Vegito and the Time Patrol, Supervillain Mode Super 17 and Supervillain Mode Future Android 17 show up, forcing Vegito and the Time Patrol to team up and defeat them to finish the quest.
- It is referred to as Zero Mortal Plan in Zamasu's character profile in Dragon Ball Fusions.
- This arc marks the first meeting between Future Trunks and present Trunks since the present Trunks was a baby from the Cell Games Saga.
|Wars and Conflicts|
|Before Dragon Ball||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 | Universes 6 and 7 Gods of Destruction Selection Martial Arts Competition | Zero Mortals Plan | Zen Exhibition Match | Tournament of Power | The Dragon Ball GT conflicts | Demigra Incident | Frieza's Siege|