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'Dragon Ball Super': The Origins of God of Destruction Beerus

A Full Breakdown of Beerus as a God of Destruction and His Origins Revealed!

The evil, cunning Beerus

He is the God of Destruction.

Back in 2013, Dragon Ball Z’s Battle of Gods, he took the Dragon Ball world by storm. 

His name is Lord Beerus.

Welcome, Dragon Ball fans!!

I am yours truly, Michael, and in this in-depth discussion, we will talk about the purple cat who awoke from a long nap, did not get put snapped, and made Goku tap. 

That is just a little humor, guys (laugh).

So, without further ado, let’s jump right in!

Lord Beerus

Image Credit: @DragonBallNews

As the story goes, when Akira Toriyama chose to write the story treatment for Battle of Gods, his concept for the God of Destruction Beerus was that he would be a lizard, like a creature that would be responsible for infecting the minds of the inhabitants of "Planet Vegeta" with evil back then. Now Toriyama completely changed Beerus’ character, as well as his design, into what we will know him as today. 

Following the traditional Dragon Ball, one of the writers came up with the word “virus” because Beerus infects people with evil. However, when Toriyama heard this, he assumed it was a “Beer.” Thus, we have Beerus and Whis

Beer and Whiskey (laugh). 

Toriyama re-designed the look of Beerus to resemble the look of his pet. 

Beerus Playing with His Cataclysmic Orb!

Furthermore, Toriyama threw on some Egyptian theme and a reminiscent of Seth, an Egyptian God, and the rest was history. Based upon his appearances in the Battle of Gods and Resurrection F, Beerus is incredibly powerful, as well as being the most feared entity in the Dragon Ball universe thus far. Even putting terror into the likes of the eternal dragons, Shenron and Frieza. Beerus was also introduced as the primary antagonist in the Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods. As the film progressed, he became more and more likable. 

Although he is known for having a very short fuse, he is generally polite and comes off nowhere near as malicious as some of the previous enemies. However, he has shown signs of slightly immature and over the top. Destroying the Earth over a pudding or even shrinking King Kai’s planet years ago was bad enough by Beerus.

Beerus was also revealed to be responsible for sealing the old Supreme Kai in the Z-sword and falls out of sleep. Also, if you try to poison Lord Beerus, you are not going to have a good time. 

Golden Frieza's Total Carnage!

We find out in the Battle of Gods movie that Beerus does not really like Frieza and the Saiyans and wanted to destroy Planet Vegeta himself, but was too far away. Frieza conveniently destroyed it and Beerus did not order him to destroy the planet. He did not like Frieza and asked Whis if he should destroy him when they meet again. Beerus comes off like a guy who actually does have morals and ethics. He is tasked with the unfortunate job of having to destroy things.

Beerus is just doing his job.

Beerus & Whis

Beerus is commonly seen with his martial arts master and caretaker, Whis, at his side. It is not made clear if Beerus is strong because of his title, “God of Destruction.” His actual race is unnamed as of now or just his high level training with Whis. 

Beerus vs. The Z-Fighters!

Beerus has his way with the Z-Fighters to an embarrassing degree. We have yet to see him at his full potential during his fight with Goku. He was only at 70 percent of his power. Beerus’ fighting style is clearly inspired by a Korean form of martial arts called “Hapkido.” This technique is very effective and quick. Utilizing his knowledge of pressure points and joint locks, mixed with a quick, effective array of strikes, to disable his opponents, in addition to his immense power. 

Whis offered Goku a job as the next God of Destruction, but Goku declined!

Akira Toriyama himself stated that "in terms of power, Goku in his Super Saiyan Blue form would be a six, Beerus would be a ten, and Whis would be a 15." So even Beerus has a lot to learn. At the end of Battle of Gods, Whis told the Z-Fighters that “Beerus is getting old and that someday, he may need a replacement.”

Goku was offered the job, but he declined. What this statement pretty much tells us is that even though the God of Destruction is ridiculously powerful, he follows the same Dragon Ball rules as the other deities.

Beerus & Goku Fighting over Food!

One of the main elements to Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, is the duel of Goku and Beerus. Both characters have so many striking similarities that are impossible to assume that it was not written like that on purpose. Beerus, much like Goku, both enjoy food and when they are not eating, they are always seeking new opponents to challenge them, which is what inspired Beerus to go to Earth in the first place.

Also, both Beerus and Goku are a bit arrogant and prideful, which Beerus actually calls Goku out on in the movie. 

Beerus will come for you!

Of course, the lesson here that is learned is that no matter how tough you think you are, there is always someone better. 

What kinds of new information will Dragon Ball Super provide about Lord Beerus? 

Will we see the God of Destruction’s power rivaled? 

Will Goku and Vegeta ever surpass him? 

We will all find out down the road.

That is all the Dragon Ball breakdown and analysis on the origins of the God of Destruction Beerus today!

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