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Battle of Gods Movie Storyline
Several years have passed since the battle with Majin Buu…
From the Kaiōshin Realm, the East Kaiōshin and Elder Kaiōshin telepathically talk to North Kaiō, in the afterlife, about the early awakening of “Birus”. Meanwhile Goku, who came to Kaiō’s planet to train, is causing a ruckus in the background and Kaiō tells him to keep quiet. When Kaiōshin realizes that Goku is there, he warns Kaiō not to let him hear anything about Birus, lest he become interested. Unfortunately, Goku has already overheard their conversation and is curious about this “Birus” fellow. When Kaiō plays dumb, Goku teases that he can simply teleport over to Kaiōshin and ask him directly. Kaiō decides to tell him about the “God of Destruction”, but only while the two joy ride around the planet in his car. Kaiō explains that in this world there are gods who give birth to life-forms and worlds, such as the Kaiōshin, but opposite of them are gods who destroy life-forms and worlds. In the Kaiōshin Realm, the two Kaiōshin wonder how many planets will be sacrificed now that the God of Destruction Birus is awakening.
Goku changes into his dōgi, saying he is looking forward to seeing just how incredible Birus is, which appalls Kaiō. Kaiō angrily explains that Birus’s strength is in a league of its own. He elaborates that Birus is the ultimate God of Destruction in this world, but is very fickle and prone to rampages.
“Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods”
(Logo & Short “Cha-La Head-Cha-La” Intro)
Meanwhile at Birus’s palace, the God of Destruction’s alarm bombs are going off, but he continues to sleep. His attendant Uis walks slowly up a crystal staircase to a large room where Birus is “napping” and informs him that the “alarm bombs” have been going off. He insists that Birus wake up now, as he cannot sleep-in another 15 years like he did before, and threatens to perform an “awakening song” if Birus does not get up now. Terrified, Birus gets up right away and slides down from his bed atop a floating rock. He is still cranky because he only got to sleep for 39 years this time, which is barely an afternoon nap. Uis points out that Birus was the one that set this as the time of his next awakening, and asks him why he even wanted to get up this early anyway. Birus, now cleaning his fur, says that he was concerned about something in this era…
As he eats breakfast, Birus asks Uis if Freeza destroyed Planet Vegeta while he was asleep. Uis confirms that he has, and not a trace of the planet remains. Birus is glad to hear this, as he did not care much for the people on that planet, particularly King Vegeta. He could have destroyed the planet himself, but it was so far away, and he did not want to bother. On the other hand, Birus does not like Freeza that much either, since he is evil and so very full of himself, and decides on destroying him next. However, Uis informs Birus that Freeza has already been defeated, by the Saiyan “Son Goku”, who is otherwise known as “Kakarrot”. While most of the Saiyans were destroyed along with Planet Vegeta, a few survived and are living on other planets, including Prince Vegeta. Birus is surprised that anybody else could defeat Freeza, let alone a Saiyan. Uis further explains that the surviving Saiyans have acquired the ability to transform into “Super Saiyans”. That phrase rings a bell with Birus, but he cannot remember where. It then comes to him that he dreamed of fighting something awfully similar while sleeping: Super Saiyan God! He is convinced this must have been a prophetic dream. Unimpressed, Uis points out that Birus’s “prophetic dreams” have been terribly unreliable in the past.
To settle the matter Birus consults the Oracle Fish, asking her if 39 years earlier she had not predicted that in 39 years’ time Birus would be confronted with a fearsome foe, but she does not remember. Birus is convinced that she did, so she agrees that she must have done so, too. Having heard this, Birus has no doubt that this “fearsome foe” must be Super Saiyan God! While Birus is getting awfully worked up, Uis is still skeptical, and finds it hard to imagine anyone posing a challenge for Birus. Still, Birus thinks that even if “fearsome foe” is an overstatement, this Super Saiyan God thing ought to at least be interesting. They decide to set out in search of Super Saiyan God by tracking down the remaining Saiyans. Uis says that most of them are on Earth, which is “Planet 4032-877″ in the Seventh Universe. However, the one who defeated Freeza, Son Goku, is currently at the North Kaiō’s planet. Birus thinks it is strange for a Saiyan to be hanging out with a Kaiō, and the two set off for the North Kaiō’s planet.
On Earth, Bulma is throwing herself a huge birthday party at Capsule Corporation headquarters and almost everyone has come to partake in the celebration. However, Bulma is pretty annoyed that Goku went off to train with Kaiō at a time like this; she specifically told him about the party half a year in advance. Even Vegeta is off training on his own. Kuririn wonders how old Bulma is now, but she angrily refuses to tell him. No. 18 wants to know about the bingo tournament, wondering if participants will win planes and other big prizes, but Kame-Sen’nin wonders if they will win sexy DVDs.
Back at Kaiō’s planet, Kaiō warns Goku that something is coming their way. Goku panics; is it Bulma?! No, Kaiō says, it is even worse than that. The God of Destruction Birus is heading right for them. Goku is confused, since he cannot sense anybody, but Kaiō explains that the aura of a god is beyond Goku’s comprehension. Kaiō hides Goku in his house, but it is too late; Birus and Uis have already arrived. Kaiō greets Birus as politely as possible. Birus complains about how small Kaiō’s planet is, but Uis points out that it only got so small because Birus destroyed it long ago, after losing in a game of hide-and-seek. Birus explains that he has come because he has business with the Saiyan here, and calls Goku out of Kaiō’s house. Goku starts to greet him with a “Heya! I’m Goku!”, but Kaiō smacks him and says that he must do a proper, polite greeting. He is more than old enough, after all. Goku struggles, but manages to spit out a formal introduction. After being reminded of the name, Birus asks him if he knows anything about “Super Saiyan God”, but while Goku and Kaiō both know of regular Super Saiyan, neither of them have ever heard of “Super Saiyan God”.
Changing the subject a bit, Birus says that he heard Goku was the one who defeated Freeza. However, he thinks Goku as he is now would not be capable of defeating Freeza, but apparently he can by powering up by transforming into a Super Saiyan, and yet he has never heard of Super Saiyan God. Uis says that Prince Vegeta and the three other Saiyans on Earth are all capable of becoming Super Saiyans. Birus finds that odd, and thinks that they may be able to find something out by heading to Earth. Kaiō protests that the Saiyans on Earth probably do not know anything about Super Saiyan God either, but Birus thinks they might as well go see for themselves. Still, he assures Kaiō that he will not destroy Earth if nothing there gets on his nerves. Before he can go however, Goku respectfully requests a match with Birus, to see his power. In all his long life, Birus has never gotten such a request. He thinks Goku must be very confident, or simply a fool, and Kaiō assures him it is the latter. He agrees to fight Goku, telling him to start at full power. Goku transforms up through Super Saiyan, Super Saiyan 2, and finally to Super Saiyan 3, impressing Birus, who says Goku was not just full of hot air after all. Birus still does not seem particularly concerned, however. The fight begins, and Goku is unable to even lay a finger on Birus, who defeats him handily with just a finger-flick and a karate chop to the neck. Birus nonchalantly bids Kaiō farewell, and heads off with Uis for Earth. Goku is in bad shape, but still alive, and Kaiō curses him for his stupidity. He realizes he has to contact Vegeta right away and inform him of the situation.
Vegeta is still off on his own training when Kaiō telepathically contacts him. After listening to what Kaiō has to say, Vegeta says he has heard of the God of Destruction, but he is not too worried that he is on his way to Earth. Kaiō warns that the Earth will be wiped out if they do not keep their hands off Birus, but Vegeta still does not care, at least not until Kaiō tells him that Birus took Super Saiyan 3 Goku down in just two blows. Vegeta rushes out and interrupts the party to warn everyone, but Birus is already there. Birus casually greets him, asking Vegeta if he remembers him. Vegeta recalls that when he was still little, his father King Vegeta treated Birus to a feast, but that Birus still used the King as a stepping stone at the time. Seeing Birus face-to-face, Vegeta can tell that Kaiō was not exaggerating; Birus is far too dangerous.
Birus can see that they are having some sort of party, and notes that the food smells delicious. Vegeta explains as politely as possible that this is his wife’s birthday party. Birus wants to partake in the festivities, but Uis reminds him what they came here for. Birus then asks Vegeta about Super Saiyan God, but he does not know anything about it either. Uis is now confident that Birus’s “prophetic dream” was a mistake. Bulma then walks up, asking if Birus and Uis are friends of Vegeta, and the two very politely introduce themselves. Bulma is surprised that Vegeta’s friends are so high-class, but she can tell they are not from Earth. She invites them to the party and they agree, since the food looks so good. The festivities continue, with Piccolo singing karaoke, Uis eating, and Birus break dancing, all the while with Vegeta on pins and needles.
Elsewhere on the Capsule Corp. grounds, a trio of suspiciously familiar-looking kids are poking around in search of something; it is Pilaf, Shuu, and Mai! Pilaf is upset about their situation, revealing that some time ago, when he had become very old, they had finally managed to gather the Dragon Balls in order to have Shenlong grant their wish. Concerned that there would be no point in ruling the world only to die soon after, he instead wished for Shenlong to restore his youth… but Shenlong made himself, Shuu, and Mai a little too young, and now they are all stuck as children. This time Pilaf wants to wish for a lot of money, since he is sick of living in poverty. Their data indicates that the seven Dragon Balls are all somewhere in this area, and after a little bit of searching and Pilaf spraying some graffiti all over the bingo tournament prizes, they collect them all. However, it is just then that Trunks happens by and asks them what they are up to. They claim to be friends of the kid who lives here, but Trunks is confused since that is him and he does not know them. Trunks mistakes Pilaf for a talking monkey, who angrily tries to correct him, but Mai warns him that they cannot let anyone know their true identities. Trunks calls Goten over to see the interesting monkey he found, and when Pilaf and co. see Goten they mistake him for Goku, remembering the time Ōzaru Goku destroyed their castle. The trio runs off in a panic. Goten tells Trunks that that really was a weird-looking monkey, but he is more interested in the pretty girl. Is she a friend of Trunks? Trunks pauses a bit, then proudly announces that she is his girlfriend, and that they have even held hands! Goten is deeply impressed about this.
The Pilaf trio regroups elsewhere, and they wonder what the heck Goku is doing here. Shuu notes that Goku is still a child, just like them. Pilaf is mad that thanks to him they ran off without getting the Dragon Balls, but Mai actually managed to steal the Four-Star Ball. She plans to hold the ball ransom for a million zenny. Bulma hears about Trunks’ girlfriend and finds the whole thing very amusing, asking Trunks to bring her over. Trunks finds the Pilaf trio again and explains that he is claiming one of them is his girlfriend, so he wants them to play along. Pilaf and Shuu think he must be talking about one of them, but Trunks says he meant the girl! Mai is terribly embarrassed by all this, since she has never really done this sort of thing before. Pilaf says she is old enough. The trio joins the party, planning to steal the rest of the Dragon Balls during the bingo tournament. When they see Bulma, they think that this old lady looks pretty familiar too, and quickly remember that she was the girl who was with Goku back then. Now more reluctant than ever, they follow Trunks to the party, where Birus and Uis are still enjoying themselves eating. Bulma asks how old Mai is and she slips, saying she is “41”, but everyone thinks she is just trying to be funny.
In the afterlife, Kaiō and Bubbles are hiding in a fortress of sandbags as Goku fires off a massive Kamehameha which encircles the entire planet and comes right back at him. Goku manages to block it, and Kaiō thinks it is very impressive. When the smoke clears, however, Goku realizes that he is still no match for Birus. He tells Kaiō that it does not look like he will be able to become Super Saiyan God just by training more. Back on Earth, Birus is annoyed that Super Saiyan God still has not shown up. Uis notes that apart from Goku and Vegeta, the remaining Saiyans are all half Earthling, and two of them are still children. Bulma then takes the stage and announces the start of the bingo tournament, assisted by some lovely ladies that Kame-Sen’nin and Oolong are ogling over. The prizes include a castle, planes, and other fancy things, but the top prize is the set of all seven Dragon Balls. Birus notes that these “Dragon Balls” resemble the Namekians wish-granting balls, and Uis explains that the God of Earth is a Namekian. When the Dragon Ball set is unveiled, Yamcha notices that there is one ball missing: the Four-Star Ball! Trunks asks Mai if they know where the Dragon Ball is, and as he grabs her the Dragon Ball she stole falls out of her pocket. The Pilaf trio realize that they have to act now, so they grab Trunks and hold him at gunpoint, demanding a million zenny for his safe return. When this fails to elicit much of a response from the crowd, Pilaf says even a hundred thousand zenny would be fine. Everyone just laughs them off.
Birus does not understand why everyone thinks this is so funny, but Vegeta assures them it is just an act. Gohan decides to get in on the fun too, and changes into his Great Saiyaman costume. Gohan gives his standard Great Saiyaman introduction, and Birus wonders if this weirdo is the Super Saiyan God. Vegeta assures him that this is just Kakarrot’s son in disguise. Gohan casually walks up to Mai and challenges her to shoot all her bullets at him; he will be fine! Baffled, they reluctantly go ahead, but her bullets have no effect on him. Gohan is thoroughly enjoying himself, as Kuririn points out that he is not used to drinking alcohol, but Gohan proceeds to reprimand the Pilaf trio for carrying real firearms. Gohan tells them that it would have been awful if they had shot someone besides him, at which point Videl screams out in pain. It turns out that one of the bullets hit her leg. Chi-Chi chews Gohan out for letting his bride get hit, but Dende steps up to heal her. Mister Satan does not understand how this kid can help Videl, but Piccolo explains that he is God and can heal injuries. Satan is surprised to hear Dende is God. Dende successfully heals Videl, but something surprises him. He tells Videl that inside her there is a… Videl cuts him off, saying that it is still a secret.
Birus, who was hit in the head with a stray bullet, is fed up with waiting and decides to just destroy Earth. “Before creation comes destruction” he says, charging up an attack. Vegeta interrupts, saying that the bingo tournament is just beginning. He desperately does a song and dance about bingo, which convinces Birus and Uis to go on eating for a while longer. The others start to wonder why Vegeta is acting so strange. Bulma forgives the Pilaf trio’s misbehavior and collects the Four-Star Ball from them for the tournament. As the others play bingo, Uis tells Birus that there is supposed to be some great custard pudding. In fact, Majin Buu is eating some now. Birus asks Buu for one and Uis asks for two, but Buu says he is going to eat them all himself. Birus cannot believe Buu will not share when he has so many, but Buu shouts back at him saying they are all his and proceeds to lick them all. Birus struggles with Buu over the pies, until Buu tries to turn him into candy. Vegeta finally notices what is going on and curses himself for letting Birus out of his sight. It is too late: Birus finally snaps, saying he will destroy the Earth for this, and unleashes his power in a fit of rage.
Buu rushes at Birus, but is sent flying off into a lake with a mere kiai. Vegeta asks Birus to stop, but Kame-Sen’nin announces their attack. Piccolo, Tenshinhan, and No. 18 all charge Birus, who picks up a pair of chopsticks from a nearby table. He easily dodges No. 18′s punch and reappears behind her, knocking her out with an elbow to the back. Tenshinhan tries to punch Birus as well, but Birus catches his hand with the chopsticks and effortlessly throws him aside. Piccolo then kicks at Birus, but is shocked when Birus blocks it so easily. Birus then taps Piccolo in the chest a few times with the chopsticks and he passes out. Everyone else sees this and turns tail and starts running for the hills. Gohan, now in his dōgi, powers up and rushes at Birus in mid-air, who has now picked Buu up by his antennae out of the water. Gohan grabs him from behind, but Birus flips him off over his shoulder, grabbing him by the hair, and smashes Gohan and Buu together. As they begin to fall Birus kicks each of them away, Gohan off into a hill and Buu back into a nearby lake. Vegeta finally decides to join in the battle and powers up to Super Saiyan as he flies toward Birus. The two exchange a few blows, but Birus quickly overtakes Vegeta, landing a punch to his gut and then unleashing a flurry of punches to his face.
Meanwhile, Uis goes off to a nearby sushi stand. He has never seen sushi before, and is very interested in this new treat. Back at the fight, Vegeta is sent flying with a kick and Goten and Trunks decide to fuse into Super Saiyan Gotenks. Birus acknowledges that Gotenks has good fighting sense if nothing else, but as Vegeta feared Gotenks is absolutely no match for Birus, who literally spanks him. Vegeta says he knew Birus was fearsome, but he did not imagine he would be this far above them and thinks it really is the end. Birus returns to the ground, thinking this has been such a disappointment with no custard pudding or Super Saiyan God. He might as well just destroy the planet. Vegeta resigns himself to this fate, considering it an honor to be destroyed by the God of Destruction. Bulma interrupts, telling Birus to cut it out. He may be a friend of Vegeta’s, but there is no way she is going to let him make a mess of her 38th birthday party. Kuririn, to himself, questions that it is really her “38th” birthday. Bulma slaps Birus, but Birus simply slaps her right back, knocking her to the ground. Seeing this, Vegeta goes berserk and unleashes his rage as he powers up. He knocks Birus around, and Kame-Sen’nin says in amazement that it looks like Vegeta has surpassed Goku. Vegeta unleashes a giant ki attack at Birus, which catches the attention of the people in West City. A police woman remarks that Capsule Corporation must be setting off extra-large fireworks again.
Vegeta reverts back to his normal state, having used up all of his power in that last attack, and as the smoke clears, is shocked to see that Birus is undamaged. Birus is disappointed that he really is not Super Saiyan God either, and decides he will just destroy Earth and head back home for now. He calls for Uis, who is still eating sushi and tells him to wait a bit. Vegeta makes a last attempt to convince Birus not to destroy the planet, but Birus simply pokes him on the forehead, knocking him out. Birus angrily calls for Uis again, saying that he was right; “Super Saiyan God” was just a stupid dream. Uis asks him to wait a just a little bit longer before destroying Earth though, since his sushi order still is not ready.
Uis’s order is soon up, and so Birus begins preparing an attack to destroy Earth. At the last minute, Goku appears and tells Birus to wait. Birus asks him if he has figured out the identity of “Super Saiyan God”. Goku says it is still a mystery, and although he knows Birus is the God of Destruction, he asks Birus to please spare the Earth, just this once. He knows there is no way he can defeat Birus as-is, but thinks that maybe, just maybe he can become the Super Saiyan God, if given a little time. Birus agrees to give him time, and Goku asks Bulma if he can use the Dragon Balls real quick. Bulma is fine with it, if he is going to use them to take care of that rude idiot. Goku tells her not to badmouth Birus; he is a god after all. Bulma thinks that a god should not make such a big deal over custard pudding, and calls him an idiot again. Vegeta explains that Birus is not just some run-of-the-mill god; he is the God of Destruction, the most fearsome god in the world. Goku adds that Birus is the strongest in the universe; he even makes Kaiō and Kaiōshin wet themselves. Uis warns everyone to be careful what they say; if anything rubs Birus the wrong way, he will destroy the entire solar system in no time at all. Bulma changes her tune and tries to seduce Birus, but Oolong warns her that this sort of thing from a middle-aged woman will just have the opposite effect.
Goku calls forth Shenlong, and Kuririn wonders what Goku wants to do with the Dragon Balls. Is he going to have Shenlong prevent Earth’s destruction? No, Goku says, not even Shenlong could do that. As Shenlong comes forth, even more people throughout West City begin to notice the weird goings-on at Capsule Corporation. Shenlong appears, and rather than make a wish, Goku asks if he knows about Super Saiyan God. Shenlong says that he does, which excites Goku, who next asks if Shenlong can bring Super Saiyan God here. Shenlong says he cannot bring him here because he does not exist. Super Saiyan God is a god artificially created by the Saiyans. Goku asks what this means, but Shenlong is fed up with questions and wants to know what Goku’s actual wish is. Goku explains that Birus wants them to produce Super Saiyan God. When Shenlong hears Birus’s name, he panics! He did not know Birus-sama was there!
Birus steps forth and requests that Shenlong tell them the method for producing Super Saiyan God. Shenlong agrees, still sounding shaken, and Bulma says that she has never seen Shenlong like this before. Shenlong explains that Super Saiyan God was a savior accidentally created by righteous Saiyans long ago, in order to oppose the evil Saiyans, whose power and numbers were overwhelmingly superior. With his tremendous power, this savior quickly wiped out most of the evil Saiyans, but his power ran out right before he could finish the job. And so Planet Vegeta once again became a planet of evil Saiyans, and the savior was erased in legend. Shenlong further explains that when five righteous Saiyans infuse their light into another righteous Saiyan, then the Super Saiyan God will be born. Having told them the method for producing Super Saiyan God, Shenlong departs, but not before very respectfully saying goodbye to Birus.
Piccolo thinks that it is hopeless since they need five pure-hearted Saiyans, but only Gohan and Goten fit the bill. This makes Bulma angry, who says that Vegeta may be hopeless, but surely Trunks is pure. Piccolo responds that any kid who has a girlfriend at such a young age is decidedly impure. Chi-Chi is angry too, and wants to know why Piccolo does not consider Goku pure. Kame-Sen’nin says that Goku is pure, in that he is an idiot who cares for nothing but fighting. Things get rowdy, until Birus demands that they produce Super Saiyan God at once. Dende says that in his opinion, though Vegeta was once evil, he is not that way anymore. Kuririn agrees, saying Vegeta has not done anything bad for a long time.
Gohan, Goten, Trunks, and Vegeta hover above the ground, holding hands with Goku, and begin pouring their Super Saiyan power into him. Vegeta asks why Goku gets to be the one to become Super Saiyan God, but Bulma tells him to stop complaining. Before long, Goku begins emitting an enormous battle power. Everyone else then drops out of their Super Saiyan forms as their energy is completely transferred over to Goku, who is left with an amazing sparking aura. Kuririn says that Goku has surely become a god, and Bulma wants him to show his stuff, but Piccolo tells Goku not to bother. There is no point in him fighting like this; although his battle power may have increased, he has really done nothing more than just gather up everyone’s energy. Birus agrees, noting that god’s energy is not expressed in battle power, and Goku realizes that he still cannot defeat Birus like this either.
Everyone loses hope, but Uis steps up and reminds them of what Shenlong actually said. The light of five must be infused into another. In other words, a total of six pure-hearted Saiyans is required. They struggle to think up where they can find another pure-hearted Saiyan, and Bulma remembers that Vegeta has a straight-laced younger brother living off on some distant planet. Vegeta says he does not really know where that planet is, and it is too far away at any rate. Bulma thinks Vegeta should have gotten his brother’s cell phone number. Birus thinks this is a waste of time and they should leave, but Videl steps forward and says that there is another Saiyan, or at least that there will be. Mister Satan protests that he is a pure-blooded Earthling, but Videl says she is not talking about him. Dende steps in and explains that Videl is pregnant. Videl says she wanted to keep it a secret to surprise Gohan later, and Gohan is ecstatic at hearing the news. Everyone is overjoyed and begins celebrating, but Birus interrupts them and asks whether Goku is going to become Super Saiyan God or not. They all decide to try the ritual again, with the addition of Videl this time. Videl is not sure it will work, since her baby is not even born yet, but Gohan says they might as well try.
The six of them gather together and grab hands, with everyone except Videl powering up into their Super Saiyan forms. This time a blue light starts to emit from everyone and engulfs Goku, who begins to rise into the air. A bright blue light erupts from Goku, bursting into an intense aura that quickly dissipates, and Goku descends back down to the ground. Oolong thinks he looks the same as usual, but Bulma points out that his hair is now red, and Kame-Sen’nin says he has gotten thinner. Kuririn points out that he can no longer even tell what Goku’s battle power is. Uis congratulates Goku on successfully becoming Super Saiyan God, though Goku wonders if he really has become it. Birus says that Goku will be able to tell once they start fighting, and if Goku really is stronger than him, then he will not destroy the Earth.
The two stand facing each other, staring down one another. Goku gradually begins glowing, slowly emitting a fiery red aura, and then rushes at Birus. Goku throws a massive punch, but Birus catches it, causing a huge shockwave. Birus is impressed and asks Goku how it feels being a god. Goku says it has surprised him, and Birus feels the same way. The two take to the air to continue their fight, with each exchanging and blocking the others attacks. They seem to be evenly matched and Birus is pleased with how things are going, but notices that Goku seems dissatisfied. Goku says he is, a little bit. Does he not like being a god, Birus wonders? Goku says he never knew there was a realm of power like this, but does not like the fact that he could not reach it on his own. They continue fighting, but Birus finds what Goku said interesting. Does he not like that he became a god with his friends’ help? Goku says that he is happy, but at the same time he regrets needing to borrow everyone’s power to be able to fight Birus. Birus wonders why he decided to become a god then, and Goku says he simply wanted to fight Birus that badly.
Angered, Birus punches Goku hard in the gut, then sends him flying through West City with a ferocious kick. Goku stops himself mid-air, but before he can do anything Birus is already there and puts Goku in a headlock. Birus quickly whirls around him, kicks Goku off into a nearby forest, and gives chase. Not able to see them, Kame-Sen’nin and the others run over to a Capsule ship and fly off after the two. Goku and Birus continue exchanging blows in the forest, when Birus sends Goku flying with another kick to the face. Birus flies off after him and the two end up in a desert area with numerous rock formations surrounding them. Goku and Birus charge at each other and their punches collide, sending out an Earth-shattering shockwave. They pull away from each other and a trickle of blood falls from a cut on Goku’s cheek.
Birus asks if Goku is still feeling dissatisfied with godhood, and Goku says he still is. As the two continue to battle, Birus tells Goku this sort of worthless pride can be a weakness, and it is rare for a Saiyan to get so hung up on such things. Their battle has led them into a subterranean cavern, and Goku says that Vegeta has pride even greater than his own. Birus points out that even Vegeta threw away that pride earlier, in order to protect everyone. Goku knows, and respects Vegeta for doing so. In fact, seeing Vegeta throw away his princely pride was what made Goku decide to throw away his own pride and become a god. Meanwhile, Kame-Sen’nin wonders what the two of them are talking about. Rather than fighting, Piccolo says it almost seems as if Goku is receiving training.
Birus admits that he too is dissatisfied, because he is still not fighting with anywhere close to his full power. Goku is amazed, since he himself has only been fighting at close to 80% of his full power. Hearing this really annoys Birus, and he asks if Goku can keep up with his speed. Birus charges toward Goku and begins pummeling him, asking if Goku is fighting all-out yet. Goku says he is, but all of a sudden his red aura disappears and he reverts back to his normal Saiyan state. The two continue to fight, with Goku using Shunkan-Idō to counter Birus’s increased speed. Birus unleashes a barrage of rapid fire ki attacks that Goku barely manages to dodge. Goku comes around Birus’s blind side and lands a hard punch to the gut. Birus is really angry now, and in his rage he fires off countless ki blasts in every direction. Goku tries to dodge all of the boulders falling from above, but gets caught up by the massive amount of them. Goku suddenly bursts out as he transforms into a Super Saiyan, yelling at Birus that destruction is not something one should take pleasure in.
Goku flies up to the surface, with Birus giving chase, and Piccolo notices that Goku is no longer a god; he has gone back to being a regular Super Saiyan! Regardless, Goku continues holding his own against Birus. Kame-Sen’nin asks if Kuririn can see the fight, as the battle moves up into the Earth’s atmosphere, but neither of them can. Goku fires a gigantic Kamehameha at Birus, but he takes the blast head on and then prepares a huge attack of his own, an enormous energy ball. As Goku struggles against Birus’s energy ball, Birus tells Goku that Super Saiyan God’s time limit ran out a long time ago. Goku apparently did not notice, because as he fought he absorbed that realm of power into his body. Due to this, even after returning to normal, Goku still did not power down very much. Birus says that Goku is really something, a rare genius. Now he should be able to be perfectly happy, since this is what he wanted. Goku says he is not though, since there is still such a gap in their powers. In that case, Birus thinks he should just give up. Birus’s energy ball threatens to destroy the Earth, but as his friends and family cheer him on, Goku momentarily becomes Super Saiyan God once again, and repels the attack. Impressed, Birus asks Goku what he did, but Goku does not know. Birus does not understand this, but thinks Goku always has something interesting to say.
Birus decides to stop the fight, if Goku will say that he gives up. Goku obliges and surrenders, saying he is not any match for Birus, whose strength is just what you would expect from the best in the universe. Birus says that Goku now finally understands the ferocity of the God of Destruction. Still, he says Goku was plenty strong himself. In all of Birus’s long history of fighting, Goku was the second strongest person he has ever fought. Goku laughs, but is curious why he is only number two. Birus says he has one more thing to tell him. Goku expects him to give up on destroying the Earth, but Birus says his principle is to not change his mind once he has decided on doing something. Actually Birus wanted to tell Goku about Uis. While Uis is Birus’s attendant, he is also Birus’s martial arts master. Goku cannot believe it. This must mean that the real strongest in the universe is…
Birus continues, saying that this world is the Seventh Universe. Birus explains that he is the God of Destruction for the Seventh Universe, but there are twelve universes in total. Goku cannot help but laugh at the prospect of there being even more incredible people out there. He finally collapses out of exhaustion and everyone panics, but Gohan confirms that he is still alive. Birus says he will destroy the Earth now, just as he promised. He fires off another fearsome-looking attack, which destroys… a small rock. Uis wonders why Birus only destroyed such a small part of Earth, and Birus responds that he seems to not have any stamina left. He will just have to destroy the rest of Earth next time.
Uis offers Goku the job of being the next God of Destruction, after Birus dies, but Goku turns him down. Birus apologizes to Bulma for hitting her. Bulma says she would be glad for them to attend her next party, but only if they promise not to cause any trouble. Birus understands, though next time they had better make sure he gets to eat some custard pudding. Bulma promises she will prepare a bunch just for him, but he had better not say they taste bad. Birus says that if they do taste bad, he will destroy the Earth for sure that time. Goku says if he tries, then they will just have to fight again. Birus and Uis bid everyone farewell and depart off into space.
Watching these events from their respective planets, Kaiō, Kaiōshin, and Elder Kaiōshin cannot believe it. Goku actually got the God of Destruction Birus to not destroy something. Kaiōshin thinks this must be due to Goku’s strange character. Goku’s circle of friends keeps growing, and now he has even made friends with Birus.
Back at their palace, Birus tells Uis that Goku has immeasurable latent power, though he really would not consider him a “fearsome foe”. Uis says that Birus put forth about 70% of his full power in that fight; it has been a long time since he got so worked up. Birus says that Goku and Vegeta might soon actually become fearsome foes, although he has trouble remembering Goku’s name. Uis pulls out some sushi that he brought back from Earth with him, and he and Birus chow down. He explains to Birus about soy sauce and wasabi, which he learned about while Birus was busy fighting. Birus tries some of the wasabi, which turns his face red and he shoots up into the air in extreme pain. Uis rushes over and karate chops Birus to put him to sleep for another three years, but then tells Birus to brush his teeth before going to bed.
On Earth, Bulma’s birthday party recommences. Vegeta tells Goku that next time he will be the one who gets to be Super Saiyan God, and Goku had better cooperate. Goku says that Vegeta became an incredible Super Saiyan back when he got angry over Bulma being hit, but Vegeta says (while he blushes) he does not remember that. Goku thinks that the next time they are up against a nasty opponent, they should just have their enemy hit Bulma, to which Bulma slaps Goku. Piccolo points out that Goku supposedly was not around when that happened, and suspects that he teleported in and was watching everyone as they fought Birus. Hearing this, Oolong jumps on Goku yelling at him about their lives being in such grave danger. Goku says he wanted to scout out Birus to try and form a strategy, but ultimately it did not help at all. Vegeta tells Bulma to slap him again, which she agrees to do with pleasure. Goku starts crawling away as Bulma winds up…