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Is Agent Merus Dead in Dragon Ball Super? Will he come back?

While there has been no announcement regarding Dragon Ball Super’s season two animation, the manga is still going strong.

In the latest chapter, we saw Moro beating the entirety of Z-warriors along with Agent Jaco without a scratch on himself. However, it changed when the Trainee Angel and the #1 Galactic Patrolmen, Agent Merus, arrived on Earth!

What caught my eye during the EPIC fight between Merus and Moro is how easily Merus was able to toy with the strongest villain in Dragon Ball Universe.

Did Merus die in Dragon Ball Super
Moro & Vegita | Source: Wiki-Fandom

Moro was able to defeat multiple Kais and Grand Kais with still a lot of strength left, and even then he wasn’t in his prime. This fight was the first time when we got to see the true strength of an angel.

Moro’s undefeated streak was only interrupted when Merus, the trainee angel started the full-on fighting against him. However, the hype did not last long as the Z-warriors had to part ways with Angel Merus for good.

Merus ended up sealing Moro’s copying powers, and after asking Goku to protect this galaxy, he died. However, unlike mortals, he simply faded away and ceased to exist.

Dragon Ball Super ENGLISH Trailer/Preview | Toonami
Dragon Ball Super Trailer

But Angels Can’t Die!

Angels have never died to date in the series. Even in the previous arc, the Universe target saga, when all the universes were getting eliminated, the angels survived. So wouldn’t it be the same in Merus’s case?

No, it wouldn’t! The reason Whis and other angels did not die during the Universe Target saga was that, in addition to being valued by the Grand Priest, they had not broken any rules. Merus, on the other hand, did exactly that.

In today’s chapter, while Merus said that he was just there to train Goku, he clearly intervened and fought against Moro.

By taking the side of “good,” he broke the rules of angels. The Saiyan further confirmed this by saying that any angel who fought for real outside of training was doomed to disappear.

Did Merus die in Dragon Ball Super
Merus | Source: Wiki-Fandom

In accordance with this statement, after breaking the villain’s crystals and knocking him down, Merus faded away and ceased to exist.

Merus Vs. Moro

After absorbing Seven Three, Moro is considerably stronger and has the ability to copy attacks.

While he struggled against Vegeta before, with this new form, he brought each one of them to their knees, including Goku.

Finally, as the entire force was wiped out, Merus no longer remained on the sidelines, and directly interfered by charging at Moro. 

While this was happening, in the back, Dende healed Goku, who once again entered his Ultra Instinct Omen state and lunged at Moro.

Almost comically, the new villain once again defeated him with ease and went after Merus’ neck, to copy his abilities.

However, the trainee angel was not someone to be taken lightly. He used his Angel Staff to stop Moro and destroyed all the crystals on his body.

Top 10 Dragon Ball Super Fights
Top 10 Dragon Ball Super Fights

However, as the villain fell on the ground, Merus expressed his faith in Goku, asked him to protect the galaxy, and then disappeared.

Will Goku Master UI?

By the end of the chapter, we saw Merus entrusting the safety of the galaxy to Goku. With the former dead, it seems like this is the perfect push to trigger his Mastered Ultra Instinct.

Goku has already used Ultra Instinct Sign, albeit in its incomplete form. The next step is the “MUI” or Mastered Ultra Instinct.

As we’ve been told already, Ultra Instinct is the state of true tranquility. To master it and reach a higher level, Goku needs to be clear-headed and not influenced by his emotions.

Did Merus die in Dragon Ball Super
Son Goku Ultra Instinct | Source: Dragon Ball Universe Wiki-Fandom

However, Goku won’t lose his state of mind, especially after Merus asked him to protect the galaxy as his last wish.

The latter’s original goal was to train Goku, and he might succeed in doing exactly that.

After fighting Moro, reassuring the Saiyan that his training worked, and finally becoming the last trigger to activating it, the angel died.

Thus, we will most likely see Son Goku master Ultra Instinct and go against Moro.

Vegeto! – Alternative Theory

Moro absorbed his henchman called Seven Three, who had the ability to copy other people’s powers.

The latter had already copied Moro and piccolo’s powers, so by absorbing him, Moro copied his own power as well as piccolo’s namekian regeneration abilities.

Furthermore, he even copied Vegeta’s Spirit Fission, which resulted in Goku’s two most powerful attacks – Spirit Bomb and Fusion, useless.

However, when Merus fought against Moro, he sealed the latter’s copying powers by destroying the crystals (same ones as Seven Three’s) on the villain’s body.

Did Merus die in Dragon Ball Super
Vegeta Super Saiyan Blue Evolution | Source: Dragon Ball Universe Wiki – Fandom

Due to this, there’s a chance that Moro has now lost Seven Three’s powers, and in extension, Vegeta and Piccolo’s copied abilities. This means that it is now possible for Goku and Vegeta to fuse and actually push back and defeat him.

While the answer will only be revealed in the next episode, this is our theory! What do you guys think? Let us know in the comments.

About Dragon Ball Super

Dragon Ball Super came into serialization in June 2015, edited and illustrated by Akira Toriyama and his protege Toyotaru, respectively.

Dragon Ball Super takes the DB universe to another level by introducing the long asleep God of Destruction, Beerus.

Beerus initially decides to decimate Earth but postpones his plans when he discovers the fantastic food he had never eaten and hopes to fight Super Saiyajin God one day.

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