Akira Toriyama’s cult classic manga, Dragon Ball, has some of the best and most powerful characters (and fighters) in 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. Broly is a character that is considered to be extremely notorious by many fans of the series, and that is why he is often discussed. A powerhouse that went through numerous changes, he officially became canon later in the series, and in this article, we are going to tell you whether he is stronger than Goku or not.
Goku’s present form, known as MUI Goku, is equivalent to an Angel in Dragon Ball, despite the fact that he has undergone tremendous transformation over the series. Remember, Angels are more powerful than even the Gods of Destruction. He demonstrated his amazing strength by competing against some of the most formidable beings in the multiverse in this form. In actuality, Goku’s power exhibition was sufficient to prove that not even the strongest Jiren could defeat him. He is strong enough to take on some of the most formidable characters in the manga, like Granolah and Moro.
As Broly discovered how to unleash his full potential, the character only grew more powerful in the Dragon Ball Super: Broly film. His Super Saiyan form was powerful enough to defeat Golden Frieza and Goku when they transformed into Super Saiyan Blue. We are all aware that Goku, Vegeta, and Frieza have the power to use their punches to wipe out entire worlds. Therefore, it would indicate that Broly is powerful enough to effortlessly destroy entire planets if he were to overpower these people.
And while we cannot deny that Broly was initially a tough opponent for Goku due to his skills, it is also an undebatable fact that MUI Goku is leagues ahead of Broly.
Points: Goku 1, Broly 0
Techniques and abilities
Throughout the course of the narrative, Goku, one of the best martial artists in the series, has demonstrated excellent character development by picking up a variety of new skills and methods. However, MUI Goku—his current and most powerful form in the series—is just special. Goku’s MUI makes it tough for any kind of martial artist to hit him because it allows him to evade and counterattack with ease. Even in his Ultra Instinct form, Jiren was unable to fight Goku without exhausting all of his strength. In addition, Goku would be very difficult to defeat in a straight fight if MUI is paired with his skill in martial arts.
Being a new character in the official canon, Broly has already defeated some of the strongest characters in Universe 7, including Vegeta, Frieza, and Goku (though these were weaker versions of them than they are now), and that fact is impressive in itself. This makes him one of the most impressive characters in the Dragon Ball universe. Even if Frieza had not yet unlocked his Black form and Goku and Vegeta were not at their greatest, it was still amazing that Broly was able to win against them so easily. They were able to break through time and space with their strikes during his battle with Gogeta.
Sure, Broly’s feats are amazing, but it once again comes down to the fact that MUI Goku is simply too powerful for him at this time.
Points: Goku 2, Broly 0
Despite Broly’s skills, he is simply not a match for MUI Goku
The points are quite clear, and the series also confirms it – MUI Goku is significantly stronger than Broly. This is a general “issue” when Goku-related comparisons are concerned, as only a handful of known character can surpass his MUI form.
Sure, Broly was able to cause trouble for him early on in the series, but with the current power balance, he does not stand much chance.