Beerus

A lot like Egyptian god, Anubis.

Beerus (ビルス, Birusu), also known as the Beerus the Destroyer (破壊神ビルス; God of Destruction Beerus), is an antagonist introduced in the movie Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods and in the Battle of Gods Saga in Dragon Ball Super. He is the Destroyer within the Seventh Universe and, as such, his occupation is to maintain balance by destroying planets. Beerus is related to Champa, who is his twin brother.

Overview

Creation and concept

Akira Toriyama‘s inspiration for the design came from an oldCornish Rex cat living with him (like Toriyama’s previous cat was the inspiration for Korin). After the cat became seriously ill, the vet declared it did not have much longer to live, but the cat miraculously recovered and the vet joked that it might be some kind of demon.[1] Beerus’ physical design also takes some inspiration from Ancient Egyptian deities,[3] notably Seth andSekhmet. Seth is a humanoid with a jackal-like head who is the god of desert, storms, darkness, evil, strength, winds, war, conflict and chaos in ancient Egyptian culture. Sekhmet is a humanoid with a lioness head who is the Egyptian Goddess of fire, vengeance, healing medicine, and she carried out divine punishment, such as destroying things, and sending out plagues. In addition to sharing the same position as Sekhmet, Beerus is a felid like her.

Appearance

Beerus is a thin, purple cat-like humanoid, with large pointed ears, similar to Cornish Rex and sphynx cats. He dons black, blue, and gold Egyptian-looking attire with the same white and orange diamond decorations as his mentor Whis.

Personality

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Beerus steps over King Vegeta

Beerus is powerful, yet playful too (like most cats). His similarities to cat-like behavior also display in his love for long sleep sessions, and in the methods he grooms himself. Similarly to many cats, he likes to display dominance, and will claim whatever he desires to have without much consideration for how it will affect others. He is also a gourmet, and his temple is stocked with fish and other sorts of food.[4] While he is a fearsome god, his cat-like gestures and his variety of facial expressions separate him from the more malevolent antagonists in the series.[5]

However, Beerus is hotheaded and somewhat selfish, and can become easily angered over trivial matters, such as being beaten in a game of Hide-and-Seek, being served greasy food, or being denied pudding. He is also confident in his superior power, not without cause, as he proved to be the strongest opponent ever fought by the Z-Fighters at the time. Despite his extreme power and role as God of Destruction, Beerus is surprisingly well-mannered and polite, and can be quite sociable and friendly when in a good mood; he uses exclusively polite pronouns, from the gentle-polite-masculine boku to refer to himself (much like Gohan, Trunks, Goten, and Babidi in the series) instead of the coarse-masculine ore (every other main adult-male in the series), and kimi (affectionately-polite form of “My Good Sir/Good Madame”) to refer to everyone. Beerus doesn’t like it when he doesn’t get the respect he deserves as a god.

He’s also comically abusive towards his servants. When Oracle Fish forgot the name of Beerus’ ultimate adversary, he suggests to Whis to cut his feedings to three times a day to two times a day.

In Dragon Ball: Xenoverse after faking to be controlled by Demigra’s Dark Magic due to being as a god, Beerus noted he would enjoy destroying Demigra because he “seems like an evil guy”, and also out of revenge, considering Demigra’s attempt to control him blasphemous that deserved punishment. Beerus also enjoys fighting strong opponents, as he looks forward to Goku, Vegeta and the Future Warrior becoming stronger. He also encourages the Future Warrior to see if they have a skill that can defeat him.

Biography

Background

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Beerus pondering about the Super Saiyan transformation

Out of the many gods in the universe, Beerus is the most feared.[6] He is feared even by the Kais and the Supreme Kais. As a Destroyer God, he is tasked with maintaining balance in the universe.[7] Beerus is the Destroyer God of the Seventh Universe, and his administrative zone includes planet Earth. He slumbers for several years to several decades straight, and he destroys planets in his administrative zone during the few years when he is awake.[1] This is because destruction is required in order to create new planets,[4] but he does not act on the Supreme Kais’ orders;[1] the Destroyer destroys according to his own judgment. Also, because he is quite capricious, Beerus destroys even important planets without a second thought. When he finds it bothersome, he lets someone else act as an agent of destruction. While he is awake, tense days for the Supreme Kais continue, as nobody knows how many planets will be sacrificed.[1]

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Beerus with the Oracle Fish

Having existed for hundreds of millions of years, at some point in time Beerus was trained in martial arts by Whis. Once every 1,000 years, the Supreme Kais and the Destroyer Gods go to each other’s realms and hold a coordination meeting. During one of these meetings held 75 Million Before Age, they got into an argument over some trifling situation, and the short-tempered Beerus sealedOld Kai away inside the Z Sword, as it would not have been proper for him to destroy the Sacred World of the Kais itself.[8] Once, he stopped by the Time Nest and met the Supreme Kai of Time.[2] Another day, he stopped by King Kai’s planet, which was larger at the time. He and King Kai played hide-and-seek (or a car-racing video game depending on the version),[9] and Beerus lost, so the planet was destroyed by the peeved Destroyer. King Kai then took a large leftover fragment, whittled it down to a sphere, and built a road on it so that he could have fun driving there. This became King Kai’s current planet.[9] In “Showdown on King Kai’s Planet! Goku vs. God of Destruction Beerus“, Beerus says that he made his planet smaller because he didn’t like the food. One time when Beerus woke up, he sneezed and blew up of two of his world’s Suns, causing Whis to re-do time preventing him from doing it again. At some point in time Beerus met Frieza. The two got along fairly well as they both enjoyed destroying things. However one time Frieza got carried away and caused Beerus to get angry, with Beerus fighting Frieza and easily defeating the tyrant.[10] Beerus also claims that he once went to Earth, and dinosaurs took a rude attitude toward him, so he wiped them out.[11] Another day, Beerus was punished King Vegeta because he gave him the second best pillow in the universe but wanted the first which King Vegeta took, this resulted in him greatly injuring the king, and easily defeating Prince Vegeta – who attempted to attack the god. Before going to sleep, Beerus ordered Frieza to destroy Planet Vegeta because they annoy him.

In the movie Battle of Gods instead of getting a pillow for Beerus, King Vegeta treated Beerus and Whis to a feast in his palace on Planet Vegeta and Beerus used the Saiyan King as a footrest while he was eating. PrinceVegeta, who was just a child at that time, saw this and became upset, but remained silent.

Dragon Ball Super

Post-Battle Aftermath

Main article: Battle of Gods Saga

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Beerus and Whis in space after Beerus just destroyed a planet.

Beerus has awoken from thirty-nine years of slumber and in the anime is joined by Whis visiting a planet inhabited by hog-like humanoids. Beerus investigates most of his food they presented him by just touching it and sniffing it as well; He forgets his manners as pointed out by Whis. Beerus asks about a drink they brought him. Beerus finds the drink good but good but it has too much fat content. After deciding, Beerus destroys half the planet with a mere tap on the table. Beerus and Whis are in space, and Whis questions Beerus’s decision but Beerus says that too much fat is bad.

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Beerus waiting for his dinosaur meat from Whis.

While waiting for dinosaur meat on his temple, Beerus tries to remember his dream of a warrior who he can’t seem to remember. He gets impatient after waiting 2 minutes and 20 seconds, and goes to Whis on another planet, who had 40 seconds left, and encounters The leader, who wouldn’t give up the dinosaur meat and transforms to combat Beerus. Beerus effortlessly blocks the leader’s punches with one finger and dodges all of its blasts. The leader shoots a fire ball at Beerus but Beerus catches and throws it back at him. While Leader is unconscious, Beerus decides the dinosaur meat wasn’t going to be as good as he thought and destroys the planet with a small ki ball. As he and Whis were watching the planet’s destruction, Beerus sees a silhouette of the warrior from his dream and starts to remember the name of the powerful warrior who could entertain him endlessly. Beerus thinks he remembers the name and tells Whis the name was Super Saiyan God but isn’t sure of it. Whis has never heard of Super Saiyan God and suggests to return to their planet to eat and try to remember in the process.

In the manga events transpire slightly differently, instead of being shown visiting multiple planets Beerus instead goes to one planet, which has insectoid natives. When Beerus is having his meal on the planet he finds that the drink they have given him is poisoned – though this does nothing to the god – the insectoids then attempt to attack Beerus with their crossbows, but he easily destroys the entire planet with a finger beam. As they are floating in space watching the planet’s destruction Beerus notes that one of the dishes he had “Soup Yasi Jinkot” remined him of a prophetic dream he had of the “Super Saiyan God”, and so he and whis head back to Beerus’ temple so he can try and remember better.

Battle of Gods Saga

Main article: Battle of Gods Saga

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Beerus and Whis talking about the Saiyans.

On the way back to his temple, Beerus continues to remember the name of the figure and starts to want something sweet for thinking so long. Whis has something special for the two on the way back in the fridge. After traveling so long, Beerus starts to question Whis’ speed but is reminded that Whis is the fastest in the universe. Once they arrive, Beerus summons the Oracle Fish to remember the warrior of his dream. Oracle Fish seems to not remember and was threatened by Beerus to remember or she will get fed two times instead of three. After hearing this, the Oracle Fish remembered and called it Super Saiyan God, which confirms Beerus’ dream. Beerus was told by Whis that the Super Saiyan God doesn’t exist and wonders if the Saiyans knew but he remembered he told Frieza to destroy Planet Vegetabecause the Saiyans made him mad.

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Beerus arriving on King Kai’s planet.

While taking a bath, Whis tells Beerus that a few Saiyans survived the genocide, all living on Earth. He also mentions that Frieza was defeated by a Saiyan known as Goku who could go Super Saiyan. Beerus seeks to find Goku, who currently is training on King Kai’s planet to confront him about the Super Saiyan God transformation. Beerus and Whis make their way to King Kai’s planet, taking 26 minutes, as they have planned to eat grilled salmon on the way there. Mentioned by Old Kai, since Beerus’ awakening, he’s destroyed eight and one-half of the universes’ planets. On his way to King Kai’s world, Beerus is displeased by the food Whis packed for him, saying that the food he was eating, he was tired of even though he had it once 160 years before when he destroyed Planet Monser. He was told by Whis to finish his food because they’d arrive of King Kai’s planet in 10 minutes. After that time, he arrived on King Kai’s planet, striking fear into King Kai.

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Beerus using a pressure-point technique against Goku.

When Beerus meets Goku, he questions whether or not he is the Super Saiyan God from his dream. Goku immediately challenges him to a sparring match, but is unable to land a single hit on the god of destruction. Beerus than counters by flicking Goku in the forehead, then immediately knocks him down with a pressure-point jab in the shoulder. He then teleports with Whis to find Vegeta at Bulma’s birthday party.

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Beerus staring down Vegeta.

Upon arriving on Earth, Beerus sees Vegeta and starts messing with him by appearing and disappearing. Beerus stops and tells Vegeta that he remembers him since he was a child but Vegeta doesn’t until he is paralyzed by Beerus which takes him back and remembers who Beerus is. Beerus asks Vegeta if he knows of the Super Saiyan God which comes to Vegeta’s surprise. Bulma comes and greets Beerus and Whis and invites them to her party. Beerus and Whis greet the other attendees of the party. Beerus is approached by Yamcha and was told that he is the strongest and slaps his back. Krillin shows up and offers Beerus Russian Octopus Balls, balls of octopus but one is full of wasabi. Beerus takes one and enjoys it even though his doesn’t contain the wasabi.

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Beerus getting “super angry” after being blasted in the face with water by Trunks.

Beerus still seeks out the Super Saiyan God but Whis told him that most of the Saiyans are children and Goku and Vegeta are the only pure-blooded Saiyans. Vegeta arrives and brings more Russian Octopus Balls even Beerus is getting full and annoyed. He asks Vegeta about his relationship with Goku and was told that he is his rival. Before eating a Russian Octopus Ball, Trunks strikes Beerus with water from his water gun. Whis asks Beerus if he’s angry and replies that he’s not angry, he is super angry. Beerus gets furious and attempts to blow up the Earth but Vegeta calms him down by causing a scene: diving into the ocean and blasting an octopus and starts making more Octopus Balls. Beerus calms down and hears of pudding by Whis.

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Beerus getting ready to slap Bulma.

Beerus and Whis encounter Mr. Satan and Majin Buu at a table who has the rest of the pudding. Whis asks Majin Buu for pudding for both him and Beerus but Majin Buu refuses. Beerus gets angry with Majin Buu and they begin to fight. Beerus attacks Majin Buu and blasts him into the ocean.Gotenks steps up and and was easily beaten by Beerus by just getting tapped on the forearm. In the manga, Gotenks goes Super Saiyan 3 and was thrown into the ocean. Beerus was then challenged by Piccolo, Android 18, and Tien Shinhan. He dodges all of their attacks was ease and uses a kiai which takes them out. Majin Buu gets back up and challenges Beerus again. Gohan charges up and attempts to help but Beerus hits Majin Buu into Gohan. Beerus is lastly engaged by Super Saiyan Vegeta. Beerus merely paralyzes Vegeta and throws him to the ground. Beerus compares Vegeta’s weakness to him father while he smashes his head to the deck of the ship. Beerus then gains energy for a finger beam and was approached by Bulma and gets slapped by her. However, Beerus smiles at her which he slaps Bulma back and this action gets Vegeta furious.

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Beerus using his ki to recover from Vegeta’s attack.

Beerus is challenged by Super Saiyan 2 Vegeta and gets punched. Vegeta is however not down and continues to get hits on Beerus. Vegeta is attacking Beerus throughout the ocean and gets blasted with a Galick Gun. Beerus is not hurt by Vegeta’s attack but told him that he hasn’t used 10% of his power in a long time. Beerus then hits Vegeta, making him fall to the ground. Beerus is ready to destroy the Earth but doesn’t know if he should, due to the fact that Earth has pleasing food and wants it eat it. Bulma tells Beerus not to blow up the Earth and he gives them one chance to redeem themselves. Beerus scouts and then chooses Oolong for a game of rock-paper-scissors because he thinks he is the same race as Majin Buu.

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Beerus with his energy sphere ready to blow up Earth.

Oolong hesitated challenging Beerus because the fate of the Earth is in his hands. Beerus declares that if he doesn’t play, he’ll destroy the Earth anyway. Beerus and Oolong play and they both tie the first to two times with scissors. Beerus thinks that Oolong is cheating but Oolong says that he can’t be if he didn’t win. For the third time, Beerus wins using rock and Oolong uses scissors for the third time. Beerus gets excited and gets ready to destroy the Earth. Whis brings the take outs of sushi he promised Beerus. Beerus creates an energy sphere and is ready to launch it but Goku shows up and asks Beerus for time to bring the Super Saiyan God.

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Beerus excited to fight with Goku in his Super Saiyan God form.

Goku summons Shenron using the Dragon Balls and asks if he knows of the Super Saiyan God. Goku also mentions Beerus, who scares Shenron. Beerus is greeted by Shenron and tells him to summon the Super Saiyan God. Shenron however tells him how to make the form by doing a ritual using five Saiyans flowing their energy into one. When Shenron finishes, Beerus rushes the Saiyans to get started. After the first failed attempt by a miscalculation, Beerus wants to destroy the Earth but is told by Videl that there is a sixth Saiyan and she is pregnant. Gohan is excited and uses Videl in the ritual. After it doesn’t again, they start focusing their spirit into each other and it starts to work. While the ritual is close to finishing, Beerus sees the Super Saiyan God silhouette in resemblance to Goku. After Goku has transformed, Beerus applauds Goku and they are both excited to fight.

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Beerus punches Goku before he could.

Beerus and Goku are ready to fight so they fly into the clouds. Beerus requests Goku to show him the full power of a Super Saiyan God. Beerus understands that Goku hasn’t fully adjusted to the power which makes Beerus not want to move when Goku attacked. Beerus wants Goku to use more of his power so which Goku charges a Kamehameha. Beerus easily vanishes away from Goku’s technique. Goku’s move is appreciated by Beerus. After being suggested by Goku to actually fight, Beerus tells him that no one in the universe is stronger than him. The battle continues between the two and Beerus easily blocks Goku’s moves and begins to punch Goku too, which makes him flying away to rethink. Beerus catches up due to having more speed and after Goku tried to punch Beerus, Beerus counters and punches him back, sending Goku into the ocean. Goku rushes back to attack but Beerus continues to move at an intense speed to get hits on Goku making his arm burn. They both want to continue the fight but higher in the atmosphere. More punches are exchanged by Beerus but are not connecting because Goku has adjusted to his power and is gaining the ability to see them. After being hit by Goku, Beerus launches a sphere ball but it, however, was deflected. Punch after punch was given by Goku but is being blocked but one scratches Beerus’s face and Goku jokingly flicks and chops Beerus to get even. Beerus is tired of playing around and wants to begin a serious battle between gods.

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