Jiren is one of the strongest characters in Dragon Ball Super. He was properly introduced in the Tournament of Power, and he belongs to Universe 11’s Pride Troopers. Ever since he was introduced to us, I think everyone wanted to see him fight against Goku.
A week ago, we got the one-hour special of Dragon Ball Super, and we were able to witness just how powerful Jiren was, really. He was able to crush Goku without even trying, and his glare was enough to defeat him. Talk about being overpowered! Jiren is without a doubt someone who is on the level of a God of Destruction. Whis specifically mentioned that Jiren has reached the level of a God of Destruction.
The rumors about a mortal who is stronger than a God of Destruction were true, and it appears as if that mortal was none other than Jiren. Recently, Toei confirmed Jiren’s monstrous power. This happened just before the One-Hour Special aired, and they mentioned something on their website saying when using his full power, he rivaled even the Gods of Destruction. I think it came as a shock to many. Jiren is a mortal, and even then, he has such monstrous power.
Now, even the Dragon Ball Super manga has confirmed that Jiren is as strong as the Gods of Destruction. But, that’s not all. They’ve made him even more overpowered! In Goku’s fight vs Toppo, we see the two having small talk with each other, and there Toppo mentioned something that just confirmed how powerful Jiren is.
According to Toppo, Jiren is STRONGER than the God of Destruction of Universe 11, Belmod. We knew that Jiren was powerful. Whis said that his power was most likely equal to a God of Destruction. However, we didn’t know for a fact that he was stronger than the Gods of Destruction. But, the manga has 100% confirmed Jiren to be stronger than Belmod. Meaning, the Tournament of Power is about to get even more exciting in the future!
I don’t believe we have seen Jiren at max power so far. During with fight with Ultra Instinct Goku, we got no implication that he was using 100% of his strength. While Goku was able to match Jiren, I think he’ll have a tough time later on in the future, when they face of again. Jiren is a total monster, whose powers exceed time itself. In my opinion, he’s stronger than Beerus as well, and should be compared to the Angels rather than the Gods of Destruction.
The One Big Weakness Of Ultra Instinct Goku
Ultra Instinct is one of the most Overpowered abilities we’ve seen in Dragon Ball Super, and it was first revealed by Whis, who taught it to Goku, and after that, to Goku and Vegeta as well. While Vegeta has not been able to use this technique so far, Goku has grasped a hold of it, and in his fight against Jiren, he was able to utilize this technique to a great degree.
Goku, with Ultra Instinct, is unstoppable. He cannot be defeated by a regular mortal, and maybe those like Jiren will be able to outclass him, but a regular mortal stands no chance. This power has made him too overpowered. Previously, we saw him fight on equal terms with Toppo, but with Ultra Instinct, both Toppo and Dyspo became fodder to him.
Jiren, who battered him when he was using Kaio-ken x20 and Super Saiyan Blue, was not able to do much to Ultra Instinct Goku, and he barely landed any hits on him. Goku, on the other hand, gained the upper hand in the battle gradually, once he awakened Ultra Instinct. We all know Jiren is God of Destruction level, and maybe even higher.
So, with Ultra Instinct, could Goku actually be at the level of God of Destruction? Or maybe even higher? Some time ago, Toriyama said he had no plans for Goku and Vegeta to reach the level of Beerus yet. So, this could be a possible U-Turn, because I’m pretty damn sure Goku will be stronger than Beerus if he mastered Ultra Instinct in the Tournament of Power.