Jiren is just so powerful that no matter what Hit or Goku do, they are still no match for the Pride Trooper. Goku was a match on his Ultra Instinct form, but he runs out of gas before evolving into a being more powerful than Jiren. And there is no absolute evidence that Goku will once again attain that state, so there is really no doubt that the winner of the Tournament of Power right now is the Universe 11.
But now that Jiren has fought (and defeated) at least three enemies (Maji-Kayo, Goku, and Hit), it is enough to notice some things about him that we never knew before. The first thing that might have popped out of your mind is Jiren’s Ki barrier that is powerful enough to block Hit’s whole-powered Ki blast like it is a water balloon. But what I noticed about Jiren the most is not his magical Ki barricade that seems to successfully repel on almost anything. It was his soul-piercing cold stare.
Jiren’s power seems to originate on his eyes. When playing tug-of-Spirit Bomb against Goku, he seems to be really really having a hard time using his hands as the output of his powers. But when he focused everything in his glare, everything changed, making his charge more powerful than before. Even Goku’s Super Saiyan Blue Kaioken x 20 was no match for Jiren’s glare.
Jiren also successfully deflected Hit’s ultimate Ki Blast by just his stare, plucked it from Hit’s grasp, and popped it like a water balloon. His stare can also produce those red multi-hit waves that he uses without moving. Whenever Jiren exerts effort, his eyes shine, and a gigantic aura will be released from somewhere out of nowhere.
It is apparently clear that Jiren’s focus is the source of his power. He got a superb Ki control that is even greater than Frieza’s. If he wills it, he can catch a Ki of Destruction even from Beerus. And that’s also the reason why he meditates a lot, even right now in the middle of Tournament of Power. It is probably his way of replenishing his energy.
Will the Taioken work with Jiren? Taioken is a Ki attack, but it is not an attack that I think will be deflected by his Ki barrier. While is Ki barrier only works with concentrated Ki attacks, I think it will not be triggered during the Taioken. If you’re not familiar with Taioken, that’s the blinding attack that was used by Krillin earlier in the tournament which is called as “Solar Flare” in the dub.
What do you think? Will Taioken work on Jiren? Are his eyes really his ultimate weakness or the source of his power? Let me know what you think in the comment section below.