Transitional chapter! Y’know, with the conclusion of the Moro story arc, I’d kind of hoped we’d finally get that time skip to the end of Z which has been at the back of my mind when anything perilous happens in Dragon Ball Super. And what with the events of the previous chapter, you’d think that it’d be closer than ever.
At this point, I feel like I could just as easily see the end of Z arc getting retconned out of existence. Which wouldn’t be the worst thing. Just age Goten and Trunks up for God’s sake.
I think Lord Beerus said it best; Like Goku, the Dragon Ball Super Manga can’t stick a landing for its life. While I’ll admit that the ending to the Moro/Galactic Patrol arc hasn’t been the worst Super has produced, it does carry the same old problems as the other story arc’s in the series. Mainly in that, it loses its primary antagonist as a character along in the mix.
While Moro started off the story as a unique and interesting villain, it seemed inevitable that he would simply blend into the background by the time his story was over.
This will be the last time I act all smug because I called the path of this story months back, because the more I thought about how this went, the more I realised that if even my dumb ass could see this path ahead; then maybe the Moro arc hasn’t been a tale worth telling. Although I’m not sure that’s an assessment I can feel good about until it’s over and done with.