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Dragon Ball Super: Episode 15 “Valiant Mr. Satan, Work a Miracle! A Challenge from Outer Space” Review

After losing to Beerus in the previous episode, the Earth was doomed to destruction. That was until Beerus fell asleep while initiating his attack (or so we thought) and the Earth was saved. Like the previous saga, which was an adaptation of the movie Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, the next saga is also an adaptation of a movie, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’. This movie signifies the triumphant return of one of Goku’s arch rivals … FREEZA!!!!

Resurrection ‘F’ saga – Episode 1/13

Goku is all healed up from his fight and plans on heading to King Kai’s planet to train. However, Chi-Chi rescinds his allowance to go, stating that she spent the 100 million zini from the beginning of the previous arc, and Goku must go back to trying to earn a living. Reintroducing the nagging wife trope that I was sooo fond of the previous time. Yay.

Meanwhile, Gohan is being the overprotective husband, not allowing Videl to do anything while being pregnant. Are women really not allowed to do anything in this series except be baby holders and eventual nags?

Our one shot of Vegeta in the episode shows him up on a mountaintop vowing to surpass Goku, like always.

We move on to the apparent focus of the episode, Mr. Satan, who is heading to a rally in his honor. During the rally Mr. Satan describes how he faced down the demon “Lord Beevus”.

He explains to the crowd how he had to transform into a god, ala Super Saiyan Satan, to defeat him. A god that clearly looks like Hulk Hogan. And after a long battle, Satan wins! yay.

The press conference is interrupted by the arrival of a spacecraft.

The aliens, who appear to be humanoid cats, are from the Planet “Snack” and are there to pay tribute to the warrior who defeated Beerus. Of course Mr. Satan claims that title, and ends up getting a medal from the aliens.

The aliens’ great champion then proceeds to challenge Mr. Satan to a fight. In a moment of panic, Mr. Satan calls any and all of the Z Warriors to try and get someone to come save him from the battle. However, nobody shows up–that is until Goku comes flying by with his broken tractor. Mr. Satan tries to convince Goku to fight the warrior instead of doing it himself. That’s until Chi-Chi shows up. In order to get away, Goku has Mr. Satan punch him, causing Goku to fly away (of course not forgetting his tractor along the way).

After the distraction the alien champion charges on Mr. Satan.

While running away from the alien, the crowd starts to turn on Mr. Satan. His pride gets the better of him and Mr. Satan decides to take what he has coming to him. He summons all of the delusions in his head, and allows the alien to punch him full on to the face.

The punch doesn’t seem to have done anything though. Despite all of the alien’s supposed power, perhaps Mr. Satan was indeed stronger than him. That’s until we find out that the alien sees Buu’s dog, who is sitting on the edge of the stage, frightening the cat-like aliens to run away.

And with that, the aliens bolt away into Dragon Ball obscurity, while Goku hides away from Chi-Chi.

Resurrection ‘F’ Movie Link

Resurrection ‘F’ to Super Time Correlation: Not yet any correlation.

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ was the follow up to the successful Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods movie. The movie was released in 2015 both in Japan and then shortly after dubbed in select countries worldwide. The movie centered on the return of Freeza, which is the “F” in Resurrection ‘F’. But like all of the Dragon Ball movies, Resurrection ‘F’ wasn’t made to be a straight continuation of Battle of Gods. Although there are elements that pick up afterwards, there isn’t a through story that easily makes sense as a serialized television series. So a little buffer is needed to “fill in the gaps” between the two movies to make them flow better.

With that being said, none of this episode is in the movie. This could easily be considered a “connection” episode, even though I don’t even think they did much of trying to connect anything with this. Anyway, we will see how many episodes it takes to get into the movie in any real detail.

Episode Thoughts and Feelings

Overall it was a middling filler episode. It wasn’t horrible but it wasn’t good either. Just the middle of the road that you can expect between major arcs that come with the Dragon Ball franchise. You have another alien race that is introduced in the episode that will never be seen ever again, and was only used for the cat vs. dog gag. Of course you have the painful Goku/Chi-Chi dynamic that I could do without any of. If only they could figure out a way to get her character into something not cringe-worthy.

In an overly “meh” episode, easily my favorite part was when Mr. Satan punched Goku and he flew away yelling “not without my tractor!” If I could have been spared the entire episode except for that part, I would have taken it.

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Episode 15 “Valiant Mr. Satan, Work a Miracle! A Challenge from Outer Space”

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