Why Broly should be the one to Master Ultra Instinct:
Villains come and villains go. Dragon Ball has proved one thing beyond doubt – there is always someone to threaten the universe right around the corner. Some Villains are so memorable and fearsome that even thinking about them gives our resident Z Fighters literal goose-bumps. Amongst those villains, Broly might be the one villain that has captivated hearts and minds in a way not even the heroes of Dragon Ball have managed to. Broly is the true legendary Super Saiyan. In more ways than one, he is a much better Saiyan than Goku ever could be. And yet Dragon Ball still does not do this guy enough justice. His might and power is greater than even Goku’s. And that is why we believe that it should have been Broly who is the true heir to Ultra Instinct, and not Goku. The more you think about it, the more it makes sense. Presenting – Why Broly not Goku should have been the one to Master Ultra Instinct!!
Who is Broly?
Broly is the son of a low-class Saiyan warrior named Paragus. He was born in the age of 732. When Broly was just a toddler, he showed tremendous aptitude for combat. His strength levels as a kid had already surpassed several other elite Saiyan warriors. King Vegeta 3, the ruler of the Saiyans, saw Broly as a threat to his son’s right to the throne. So the Saiyan King banished Broly and his father Paragus to a barren, desolate planet to fend for themselves, far away from the Saiyan Home-world.
Broly is later revealed to be a Legendary Super Saiyan. He is the latest in a long line of such demonic Saiyan warriors that appear once every one thousand years. A Legendary Super Saiyan was once thought to be a stuff of legends. It was said that ancient Saiyans had the power to enter this berserk Super Saiyan mode and go on a total rampage across the cosmos, unable to distinguish between friend and foe. That is why Legendary Super Saiyans were so feared by everyone, including the Saiyan race it-self.
Broly is one of the most gifted brutes in the history of Dragon Ball. Unlike Goku and Vegeta who had the fortune of being trained since birth in the art of combat, Broly lived the life of an ascetic caveman. He never had any formal training in martial arts. And yet every time he has faced Goku and Vegeta, he had wiped the floor with their faces simply by using a combination of his legendary super Saiyan transformation and his Saiyan genes.
As a kid, Broly’s power levels were simply staggering. He had a power level that went above 10,000 that put the fear of God even in King Vegeta. Broly was put in an incubation chamber that was reserved solely for elite Saiyan off-springs, even though he was from a lower class family. When he reached adulthood, Broly’s power levels would easily glitch Scouters that would be unable to measure his truly immeasurable strength. His father was unable to impart any advanced combat knowledge to Broly except some basic grappling moves and ramming attacks. But in the face of adversaries, Broly is known to use his classic Saiyan traits – that of adapting him-self to his opponents’ fighting style and then even managing to copy it and make it his own.
Goku has stated more than once that Broly’s raw power surpasses even that of Lord Beerus’ – who is universe 7’s God of Destruction and the most powerful God of his class. Broly’s capacity to destroy is not on a planetary scale. It is believed that the Omega Blaster – Broly’s most powerful move, has the power to wipe out an entire galaxy, containing hundreds of thousands of stars and countless planets. Broly’s power levels are unprecedented in Dragon Ball’s history. Some Dragon Ball enthusiasts even go so far as to claim that Broly is the strongest warrior to ever exist in the Dragon Ball Universe. Akira Toriyama’s exact words when describing Broly were that he is “the almighty Saiyan”. When the creator of Dragon Ball it-self uses such strong words for someone, you have to take notice.
It was in Dragon Ball Super: Broly movie that we saw Broly appear as a canon part of the official Dragon Ball Super franchise. Broly is seen fighting Whis in the movie. This piqued the interest of several fans that started to theorize why an Angel has to fight a Legendary Super Saiyan.
It is common knowledge now that many powerful entities were scared of the hidden potential of the Saiyan race. Frieza was scared of the Super Saiyan myth. He did not want a Saiyan to usurp his throne and it is why he destroyed their homeworld in a fit of grand jealousy. It is later revealed that Frieza’s actions were driven in part by the influence of Lord Beerus, the God of Destruction.
For years, Beerus had been getting dreams of a Saiyan warrior finally gaining enough power to outclass him and so he manipulated Frieza into killing all of them. It is another thing that Goku still ended up gaining the power of a Super Saiyan to defeat Frieza and even unlocked Super Saiyan God to challenge Beerus to a fight. He is currently in the league of the Gods, having unlocked Super Saiyan Blue and Ultra Instinct.
Broly has a tendency to always go for the strongest in the heard. Call it his innate ability to sense the naturally strongest fighter in the room but Broly somehow always goes for the head of the snake rather than dealing with the runt of the litter. In Dragon Ball Super: Broly, he savagely takes down Frieza but also goes for Beerus. Whis, the Angel attendant of Beerus in Universe 7, is a much better fighter than the cat-themed God of Destruction. Broly senses that and that is why he goes after Whis, who is also claimed to be the most powerful combat fighter amongst the Angels.
Broly fighting Whis does give some hints. Despite lacking martial arts prowess, Broly does hold his fort against Beerus. He is a much better fighter than Goku and Vegeta since he could hold his own against both of them in their Super Saiyan Blue forms. Broly has proved time and again that his mortal Ki is potent enough to fight the Godly Ki of Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan. Broly also has a penchant for the destruction that far surpasses that of any mortal in the Dragon Ball Universe. As we said, the dude can destroy entire galaxies at a time! When Whis first saw Vegeta and Goku in action, he readily offered them a position as a potential candidate to succeed Beerus as the New God of Destruction.
After fighting Broly, he surely would have felt the same urge to offer the Legendary Super Saiyan the same role. Beerus does have dreams of him being out-classed by a Saiyan warrior. Maybe it was not Goku or Vegeta he was seeing in his nightmares. Maybe the actual person to usurp him is none other than Broly the legendary Super Saiyan. The theory that Broly, not Goku should have mastered Ultra Instinct makes more sense because Broly would make for a better God of Destruction than both Goku and Vegeta and since every God of Destruction has the power of Ultra Instinct it is completely feasible to think along those lines.
The last Dragon Ball arc to have been featured in the Manga is the Galactic Patrol Prisoner Saga. Released in the year 2018, the Manga is still on-going and again sees the Dragon Ball Universe in grave danger from an ancient enemy that has broken free of its prison.
The official synopsis for the arc reads:
Galactic Patrol Kidnapping. Following the ordeal surrounding Broly, Goku trains with Vegeta in the Gravity Training Room. … Vegeta asks why he needs Buu and Merus explains that a dangerous criminal has broken free of the Galactic Prison and in order to recapture him they need the assistance of the Grand Supreme Kai.