Universe 11 has always been infamous for having a mortal who has surpassed their God of Destruction. The fact that Belmod is undoubtedly among the top 3 strongest Gods of Destruction makes the claim even scarier. Yes, I am talking about Jiren, and the Tournament of Power was the living proof that all the rumors were true indeed. It took the combined efforts of Android 17, Frieza, and Goku to push that beast out of the ring. Now the next question that struck many of us is. Just how strong is Jiren? Is he stronger than Beerus?
It’s safe to say that we have seen the full extent of Jiren’s power in the Tournament of Power. However, we can’t say the same thing for Beerus. When Beerus faced Goku Super Saiyan God, he had only used a fraction of his powers. But Jiren was only beaten by a Mastered Ultra Instinct Goku. Thus, the debate becomes even more complicated. Here, we have brought together facts from manga and anime that will give a satisfactory answer to this commonly asked question.
Just How Strong Is Jiren?
Jiren is unquestionably the strongest mortal we have come across in the Dragon Ball Super anime so far. There were moments where we felt that Jiren alone was stronger than all other fighters combined. Yes, the power difference between him and others was that huge. Even Goku was no match to him when we stepped into the battleground. Thanks to Saiyans’ high evolution rate and his Ultra Instinct transformation that Goku managed to hold his ground against Jiren.
Think for yourself; there were just too many characters who fell fighting Jiren. Continuous fights must have worn him out in the end. And yet, Jiren surpassed his limits every time the Saiyan duo (especially Goku) fought back. Now, Belmod is the second strongest among the Gods of Destruction. Thus, Jiren being stronger than Belmod automatically makes him stronger than 11 of the Gods of Destruction. The only one left to be compared with is Beerus, probably the strongest God of Destruction to ever exist.
Is Jiren Stronger than Beerus?
No, Jiren isn’t stronger than Beerus, both in terms of raw strength and techniques. We have never seen Beerus’ full power yet, but still, it’s safe to assume that he is stronger than Jiren. Okay, let me just explain why I think that way.
In the battle royale of Gods of Destruction, Beerus single-handedly fought 10 of his fellow Hakaishins after unleashing Ultra Instinct. This proves that Beerus is just on a whole new level. The scary part is, Ultra Instinct isn’t even his go-to technique. Keeping the heart calm and tranquil isn’t something that blends well with Beerus’ explosive nature.
He rather prefers to stick to his destruction powers that require a strong sense of pride. He can amplify his destruction powers and channel them into a transformation. For example, Ultra Instinct is actually a technique but can also be used as a transformation when needed. Similarly, the Hakai technique can also be converted into a flashy transformation. Well, we haven’t seen him resorting to that power till now. Who could have pushed Beerus so far anyway?
Beerus taught this technique to Vegeta, who pulled off his amazing Ultra Ego transformation in his fight against Granolah. It was so overpowered that many fans consider it to be on par with Goku’s MUI. Now think, what if Beerus had resorted to this technique? He would have been miles ahead of Vegeta and would undoubtedly have surpassed Jiren too. Being a hardcore Dragon Ball fan, I would really want to see Beerus’ true extent someday.
Can Jiren Ever Surpass Beerus?
There’s no doubt that Jiren put a hell of a lot of effort into his training. He even started with his meditation amidst the Tournament of Power. His evolution rate is surely not as impressive as the Saiyans, but considering how much he grew stronger while he fought Goku, he can grow really fast.
Moreover, the Gods of Destruction have this lousy habit of spending thousands of years without training. Beerus is no expectation. He even slept during an All Universe Hide and Seek Tournament held by Zeno. This angered Zeno so much that he was bout to destroy all the Universes. If Jiren keeps up with his training and somehow masters Ultra Instinct, he may become on par with (or even stronger than) Beerus.