Welcome to the Ending Explained for Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero! This is the 21st film in the Dragon Ball franchise, and it is the first one in the franchise to be made completely using CGI animation. The use of 3D animation has been very controversial in the industry, but the animators at Toie have managed to finally solve the formula, creating a wonderfully fluid animation both during the dialogue and during the spectacular action sequences.
The film also stands out from many of the others in the franchise because Goku and Vegeta are not the protagonists. Instead, the film chooses to give this role to Piccolo, who was always a very important character in the series, but whose importance has been fading away for a while, in favor of more powerful warriors. Piccolo is an amazing character, full of layers, and this movie reminds us that the entire cast of Dragon Ball is full of charm and has interesting things to say.
Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero is a film full of charm, comedy, and wonderfully exciting moments. The following paragraphs contain spoilers for the entire film. Read at your own risk.
Who Are The Villains In Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, And What Do They Want?
Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero brings back the Red Ribbon Army as the main villains. The original iteration of the organization was destroyed by Goku when he was a kid. Since then, the organization has made a couple of comebacks. Of course, the most important of these comebacks is the one involving the Androids and Cell. In this saga, Dr. Gero, one of the most essential scientists of the Red Ribbon Army, creates a number of androids with the objective of eliminating Goku and his friends.
At the start of the film, we are introduced to Gedo, the son of Dr. Gero. Gedo is as smart as his father, and he is also quite a geek. The young man is obsessed with super Sentai-type heroes. So, when Magenta, the new leader of the Red Ribbon Army, recruits Gedo to create androids to help him rule the world, Gedo creates Gamma 1 and 2. The android twins are quite powerful, and they are ready to defeat evil.
Gamma 2 fights Piccolo, and the Z Warrior realizes he cannot defeat him. However, we are also shown that Gamma 2, and his brother, are not actually evil, but they have been fed the wrong information. They have been told that Bulma and the Capsule Corp are actually evil and that the Z Warriors are mostly evil aliens that rule the world. Dr. Gero tried to stop them by creating Cell and the androids, but he failed. It is quite a bit of misinformation that would make sense to someone outside Goku’s circle of friends.
Piccolo survives the encounter with Gamma 2 and then goes on a journey to increase his powers by trying to awaken his hidden strength, in the same way Gohan did during the Majin Buu saga. He goes to DenDe, who powers up Shenlong, and then he goes to Bulma, who already has the Dragon Balls. He asks the dragon to power him up, and Shenglong does it, even adding a bit more power as a gift transforming him into Orange Piccolo. At that moment, Piccolo knows he is ready to battle these new enemies. He just needs a powerful ally.
How Do Piccolo And Gohan Defeat The Red Ribbon Army?
Piccolo goes to recruit his pupil, Gohan into the fight. However, one of the things that has always been a signature of Gohan’s character is that he never wants to fight. Even when he basically has the potential to be the most powerful creature on planet Earth. So, Piccolo executes a plan, along with Pan, Gohan’s daughter, to take him out of the house and fight once again. Pan pretends to have been kidnapped, and Gohan becomes quite angry. This anger magnifies his strength to the point where he becomes Beast Gohan.
The Beast Gohan transformation is powerful enough that the Gamma brothers cannot defeat him. Piccolo also gets a new transformation, Orange Piccolo, he becomes quite powerful, and it becomes clear that they have won the battle. However, instead of destroying the Gamma brothers and Dr. Gedo, Piccolo makes them realize that they have been manipulated by Magenta. Magenta escapes and gets ready to activate the ultimate Red Ribbon weapon. Cell Max.
Cell Maxis is unfinished, Gedo tries to stop Magenta, but this frees the monsters before dying. The result is Piccolo, Gohan, and the rest of the Z Warriors, Krillin, and 18 fighting the beast along with the Gamma brothers who now know who the real enemy is. Gohan needs to power up an attack to kill Cell Max, so Piccolo locks the beast down and Gamma 2 sacrifices himself, damaging Cell by a lot. Gohan finally has his attack ready, and he shows his one version of the Super Bean Cannon. Cell Max dies and our heroes save the day.
Piccolo is proud of Gohan. Gohan’s version of the Super Beam Cannon is very powerful, and Gohan understands that he cannot simply slack when it comes to his training. He will always need to be ready to face the dangers that threaten the planet. Gedo apologizes for the mess, and he decides to ask Bulma for a job at Capsule Corp. Gedo will become a scientist working in the company, and Gamma 1 will become a bodyguard for Bulma.
Where Were Goku And Vegeta, And What Does It Mean In The Post-Credit Scene?
Goku and Vegeta are absent from the main conflict in the film. The reason is that they are training on Beerus’ planet. Beerus proposes a fight between Goku and Vegeta as part of their training. The battle will be done in base form, and no transformations or ki-blasts are allowed. The battle begins and Beerus, Whis, Cheelai, Lemo, and Broly witness the sparring between the rivals. In a surprising development, Beerus appears to be attracted to Cheelai.
In a post-credit scene, we see the result of the battle between Goku and Vegeta. Vegeta comes out as the winner. Only Broly, and Lemo are still awake and crying after seeing such a beautiful fight between men. Beerus, Cheelai, and Whis are finally awake, and Whis receives a call from Bulma. They are completely oblivious to everything that happened back on Planet Earth. The win is quite important for Vegeta, as one of his main motivations during the series is to show that he is better than Goku. Vegeta finally gets his wish.