Akira Toriyama’s cult classic manga Dragon Ball, has some of the best and most powerful characters (and fighters) in the world of anime and manga. Son Goku is usually our go-to character when these comparisons are concerned; that will also be the case in this article. But, even Goku is not invincible, and there have been instances where he would lose in a fight. In this article, we will determine whether the Super Saiyan warrior is currently able to defeat the God of Destruction, Beerus, who is still known as one of Goku’s most formidable foes in the whole series.
While Goku has changed greatly throughout the course of the series, we now know that his present form (MUI) is equivalent to an angel in Dragon Ball; remember, angels are stronger than even the Gods of Destruction. He was able to compete with some of the most formidable beings in the multiverse while in this form, demonstrating the tremendous degree of strength he possesses. The amount of power shown in this version of Goku was sufficient to show that a Jiren with full power could not defeat him. He was strong enough to compete with extremely strong characters in the manga, such as Moro and Granolah.
Ever since his introduction, Beerus has been considered the most powerful character in Dragon Ball below the level of the Angels. He is arguably the strongest God of Destruction in the multiverse, second only to the Angels and Zeno. Still, we lack a reliable indicator of Beerus’s strength. Given that he has never displayed his full power, the only thing we know for sure is that he will always be stronger than any other mortal in Universe 7.
With MUI Goku being a thing now, we can actually confirm that the two of them are on the same level, i.e., that the points have to be split here.
Points: Goku 1, Beerus 1
Techniques and abilities
One of the best martial artists in the series, Goku has demonstrated character development throughout the narrative by mastering various styles and techniques. However, MUI Goku, his strongest form right now, is different. Goku’s MUI makes it impossible for any kind of martial artist to hit him because it gives him the ability to evade and counterattack at will. Before exerting all of his might, Jiren could not defeat Goku in his basic Ultra Instinct form. And Goku would be very difficult to defeat in a straight fight when MUI is coupled with his martial arts expertise.
Beerus’s destructive strikes were intended only to wreak total destruction, which is why he is known as the God of Destruction. He can use his God of Destruction energy to create attacks that are intended to instantaneously destroy or erase everything in addition to the typical ki assaults that most Dragon Ball fighters have. This is known as his Haki technique, which he employs to reduce mortals to dust. In addition, he possesses the extremely potent Beerus Ball attack, which is designed to wipe out planets.
Like in the previous category, we are going to split the points here, as we cannot determine an objective difference between the two characters.
Points: Goku 2, Beerus 2
As of the current timeline, Goku is essentially on the same level as Beerus and can defeat him
Having said everything about Goku and his current powers, we can actually confirm that MUI Goku is, indeed, on the same level of power as Beerus and that at this point in the story, Goku is able to defeat the God of Destruction, as the two of them are on the same level.
This doesn’t mean that he will, necessarily defeat him, which is why the result is tied, but he certainly has a chance now, unlike before, when Beerus was simply too strong for him.