The Dragon Ball Z sequence left one refined tease unresolved, nevertheless, the Z Sword thriller was resolved in Dragon Ball Super, with Beerus within the center.
Among the model new transformations and inter-universe tournaments, Dragon Ball Super found time to clear up a earlier thriller regarding the Z Sword. Devised by the genuine creator, Akira Toriyama, Dragon Ball Super follows Goku and friends a few years after the defeat of Buu. Along with the 2013 Battle of Gods movie, the sequel sequence launched new divine beings referred to as Gods of Destruction, whose galactic significance rivaled even the Supreme Kai. Where the Kais are considered “creators” inside the universe, Gods of Destruction, as their identification implies, are required to maintain up a wholesome cosmic steadiness by blowing stuff up, which is the place Lord Beerus is on the market in. After a 39-year nap, Beerus sought out the Super Saiyan God, principal him to the ultimate refuge of the Saiyans, planet Earth. Thanks to humanity's delicious meals, he's been an on a regular basis customer ever since.
During the Majin Buu saga, the Supreme Kai took Gohan to the Sacred World of the Kai and launched him to the legendary Z Sword, which was trapped in an Arthurian-esque stone. Shin acknowledged that if Gohan might free the embedded weapon, he would achieve power tremendous ample to defeat the troublesome Buu. Although the half-Saiyan did deal with to liberate the sword, its standing turned out to be significantly inflated, and the blade shattered after Gohan and Goku put it to the check. Unbeknownst to all, the Z Sword had actually been the container of a earlier Supreme Kai. The newly-freed pervert had apparently been tricked and sealed away fifteen generations earlier than by a horrible villain who possessed superior powers, nevertheless, it wasn't as harmful as Buu.
It's unusual for Dragon Ball to allude in course of a model new villain only for the tease to information nowhere, significantly when the acknowledged villain is extremely efficient ample to biggest a Supreme Kai, nevertheless, the road wasn't expanded upon all by way of the unique Toriyama story. However, Old Kai lastly confirmed inside the Dragon Ball Super anime that it was Lord Beerus who had sealed him inside the Z Sword so method again. The old-timer's concern had been raised after feeling Beerus awaken and begin a rampage of destruction, and he recounted the story of his incarceration to Kibito Kai, talking up the fearsome power Beerus possessed and fretting over the way forward for the universe now that his former enemy had reemerged.
Akira Toriyama himself had beforehand made this revelation throughout a 2014 interview and added extra context to Old Kai's account, explaining the true function behind Beerus' actions. Toriyama well-known that each one the Supreme Kais and Gods of Destruction would keep approach conferences every millennium and, all through one such gathering, Beerus and Old Kai fell out over some “trifling situation.” Since destroying the Sacred World of the Kai would've been frowned upon, the hot-tempered Lord Beerus retaliated by trapping the then-Supreme Kai inside the legendary sword.
As a sequel, Dragon Ball Super has modified and retconned quite a lot of Dragon Ball Z ideas, corresponding to Saiyans with the ability to develop facial hair and the permanency of the Potara earring fusion. However, the Old Kai/Beerus connection differs in that it compliments the distinctive sequence, moderately than modifications it. Instead of rewriting what followers already thought they knew, this reveal merely stuffed in a pre-existing hole with none problematic contradictions. Even the street about Beerus not being as unhealthy as Buu could be interpreted to indicate villainy, moderately than power, which makes full sense.
Given the imprecise description of occasions, it's doable that Beerus had ulterior motives for trapping the Old Kai. Whilst as soon as revealed to Goku that the lives of a universe's God of Destruction and its Supreme Kai are linked – the dying of 1 would kill each. Although the exact mechanics of this (admittedly unfair) system aren't clear, it's doable that preserving Old Kai inside the Z Sword efficiently meant Beerus might solely die if some one defeated him, which was by no means susceptible to happen. Knowing this, Beerus might safely spend most of Dragon Ball sleeping peacefully.