Dragon Ball Super episode 100 recap and review: “Universal Survival Saga: Rampage! The Berserker Awakens!!”


Dragon Ball Super’s Episode 100 showcased the Legendary Super Saiyan in all its glory and a confrontation between Goku and Caulifla.

Dragon Ball Super‘s “Universal Survival Saga” focuses on the Tournament of Power. The tournament involves eight out of the twelve existing universes. Ten of the strongest in each universe will fight in a “Battle Royale” style match. The losing universes will be eliminated by the Omni-Kings.

In the previous episode, we saw the first elimination for Universe 7. Krillin seemed to be on a roll, eliminating competitors left and right. But for a brief second, he had his guard down and Frost capitalized on it. Universe 6’s competitor eliminated Krillin from the tournament. How will Universe 7 cope with this loss?

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The episode begins with Krillin receiving some backlash for his mistake. Everyone from Beerus to his own wife has something to say to the veteran.

Continuing from the previous episode, Vegeta is still battling Magetta and Botamo. Things only seem to get more difficult for the Saiyan, as Cabba decides to join in the battle too.

Elsewhere, Kale is being mauled by two bullies. She’s weakened and battered and eventually rendered unconscious. The competitors decide to throw her away, but fortunately for her, Caulifla saves her just in time. Caulfila eliminates the two competitors and urges Kale to transform to her true form.

Caulfila notices Goku and asks him to teach her the Super Saiyan Blue transformation. Goku refuses, stating she’s not ready. Caulfila takes exception to this and transforms to the bulky Super Saiyan form (similar to Future Trunk’s form in the Perfect Cell saga).

The form is too heavy for her, and Goku advises her not to use it. He transforms into Super Saiyan 2 and Caulfila is amazed, stating she transformed into the form once. After some guidance, she transforms into the form and the two begin to fight.

The fight is highly enjoyable for the fans and the competitors. However, this seems to bother Kale who is on the sidelines. She tries to help Caulfila by firing a Ki attack at Goku, but the Saiyan asks her not to bother them.

This aggravates Kale, as she believes she has become a burden to Caulfila. This was enough to spark her Legendary Super Saiyan transformation. Everyone is in shock at the power. Vegeta even warns Goku and states this may be the true Saiyan form.

Kale confronts Goku and easily deals with him. She throws the Saiyan around, forcing Goku to transform to Super Saiyan Blue. But even this isn’t enough, as she just walks through his Kamehameha wave. It becomes clear that Kale cannot control her power anymore. She fires off a lot of key blasts and eliminates a competitor in the process.

A Pride Trooper tries to contain Kale using a Wonder Woman-like lasso, but this is useless. Kale causes enough carnage that Jiren decides to step in. He fires a blast which manages to transform her back to her normal form.

The episode ends with Goku confronting Jiren. He’s amazed at his power and wants to test himself against the mysterious warrior.

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Thoughts on the Episode

The 100th Dragon Ball Super episode really delivered. There were a lot of talking points in this episode, and the battle between Goku and Caulifla was really enjoyable. It makes me wish we could see more of Caulifla in the future.

The Legendary Super Saiyan form is truly amazing and it was shocking to see that not even a Super Saiyan Blue Goku could stop it. However, the highlight was definitely Jiren. With one move, Jiren established himself as the biggest threat in the tournament. We eagerly anticipate where the tournament will go from here.