Warning: this note includes spoilers for chapter 69 of the Dragon Ball Super manga by Akira Toriyama, Toyotaro and publisher Shueisha, now available on MangaPlus.
The Dragon Balls are the most important element in the world of Dragon Ball, for something the famous anime and manga franchise bears this name. However, as time went by, more elements were added to the story and these artifacts became less recurring elements within the show, but always very important.
Chapter 69 of the Dragon Ball Super manga, just released on February 19, had the Dragon Balls as the main element and even revealed the purpose for which they were created, which is quite far from the selfish or banal motives of the wishes that have been requested throughout all the sagas.
In this new episode the Heathers were shown reviewing the information stored within the memory of android 7-3 and the most interesting thing they had was the existence of the Namek Dragon Balls, with which Moro was able to recover his magic and his best physical condition. This was the connection to the original planet of Piccolo’s race. Even more surprising: it turned out that Granola lives with one of them.
Monite is a Namekian who lives with Granola on the planet Cereal. This place is now inhabited by another race, the Sugarians, who despite being very kind and showing affection to the mercenary, have not been able to get him to live in their city. Granola prefers to be secluded and live with his “grandfather.”
It was precisely Monite who told Granola of the true purpose of the Dragon Balls, since he wanted to use them to take revenge on Frieza for the destruction of his planet. However, his grandfather forbade him as these magical artifacts were created to reward Namekian heroes who accomplished great deeds, for the well-being of himself and his people.
This idea was confirmed by the same inhabitants of the Namek planet, who spoke about the nature of the Dragon Balls, their original purpose and that their characteristics will always depend on their creator. For this reason, there may be huge spheres, such as those used to invoke Polunga, or very small, such as those found on the Cereal Planet.
Yes, on the planet of Granola there are also the Dragon Balls, although they are very different from the ones we have seen throughout the series and we are not just talking about their size.
By the way, in Dragon Ball Super there was already an occasion when the spheres were used in a way that was close to their original purpose. In the Tournament of Force, the reward for the winner was to be able to make the wish he wanted on Zarama, the dragon from the Super Dragon Balls. In this case, Android 17 was the hero who achieved the feat of crowning himself over 79 other warriors from eight different universes.
Chapter 69 of the Dragon Ball Super manga is now available in Spanish, for free and legally on the MangaPlus app and website. Here you can read it.
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