There’s a reason why older Shonen such as One Piece and Dragon Ball infuriate me as much as they do. Part of why they can be so overwhelming is because they just have too much content to pilfer through. And, because there are multiple decades worth of lore, some things can end up contradicting themselves. That’s pretty much a guarantee when you have so many iterations of the same characters throughout the years. It’s why gauging power levels for some of them can be so annoying – especially Grand Priest.
Like, when you take a look at Grand Priest, his manga version is different than his anime version. In the manga, he’s the strongest fighter in the Multiverse and no one can defeat him in a battle. But the onus is on the ‘fighter’ part. In the anime, while he is in the top 5 of the most skilled martial artists, there are a few characters that can beat him based on sheer power alone, like Future Zeno. And he isn’t a fighter, he just has some insane abilities.
But, then again, Dragon Ball was never really balanced when it came to power levels. Gone are the days when ‘Over 9000!’ meant anything. We have gone so above and beyond basic Super Saiyan evolutions that it’s hard to keep track of them. And then there is the whole problem with each separate continuation having its mythos. Some things that happen in the movies aren’t canon to the manga. Then again, the anime itself diverges from the manga quite often, but that is still canon, somehow.
So, when you go about pitting characters against each other, you’ll get a different answer each time. And with someone like the Grand Priest, you need to be as accurate as possible. So, in today’s Character Versus, let’s discuss which character is OP enough to take on the best fighter of all time. Here’s a hint: they might not be a fighter at all! But let’s break it down!
Grand Priest: Father Of The Thirteen Angels
The Grand Priest has many names. He’s the Grand Minister, the head of all the Angels, and the direct right-hand man to the great Omni-King himself. He has to uphold the Divine Decrees of the Zenos and that is exactly what he does.
But to enforce such strict rules, one has to be powerful enough to overwhelm anyone that might oppose them. And that is what the Grand Priest is. He isn’t the strongest fighter in all the universes for nothing. The Grand Priest is second only to the king himself when it comes to sheer power. And according to Whis, he is the most powerful being in all of Universe 7. And Whis serves the Beerus, the literal God Of Destruction, so it’s easy to take his word for fact.
The Grand Priest’s authority and presence are so poignant, that not even the Supreme Kai can help but kneel in front of him. He can deflect both Gods and other fighters with simply his fingers. All in all, he is an opponent to be feared immensely.
Zeno: One King To Rule Them All?
The thing about Dragon Ball is that not every powerful character has to be some super-powered, ultra-skilled martial artist with moves to rival Son Goku. Sometimes, they are just so powerful, that all they need to do is exist and exert said power.
And that is exactly what Zeno is. He is the Lord Of Everything, the great Omni-King. He has power over all domains of reality and can change things as he pleases. I mean, he got rid of multiple universes on a simple whim. Just like that, billions, and trillions of life evaporated because something displeased him.
He doesn’t need to fight. He has Grand Minister for that.
Winner: Zeno, Hand Down!
And so, the master outweighs the servant. Even the Grand Priest acknowledges that his master, Zeno, is so stronger than him, that it’s frankly ridiculous. He serves him, not the other way around. I mean, Zeno is practically omniscient, who can even come close to power like that?
Though, Grand Priest does happen to be the strongest person after him. So, I reckon that’d be good enough!