‘Dragon Ball Super’ Episode 66, 67 To Bid Future Trunks Farewell, Death Flag Raised?

Dragon Ball Super is approaching the climax of arguably its best arc to date, with Episode 66 previews confirming that Son Goku and Vegeta would be fusing in order to curb the threat of Merged God Zamasu. While this coming week’s episode would no doubt be a blockbuster, it is a brief leak on the title of Episode 67 that has managed to get a lot of DBS fans talking. If the translations are to be believed, Future Trunks would bid farewell in Episode 67.

The leak was released by the ever-reliable Gojitaaf, whose Facebook page usually features English translations of Dragon Ball-related releases from Japan. While further leaks on the month’s coming episodes have been posted, only Episode 67’s title has so far been translated into English. While very brief, Episode 67’s title speaks volumes. According to Gojitaaf, the 67th episode would carry the title “Farewell, Trunks.”

Unsurprisingly, such a title has triggered much speculation from the Dragon Ball community. The battle against Merged God Zamasu, if any, still seems to be reaching its peak. While the preview for Episode 66, titled “Showdown! The Unyielding Warrior’s Miraculous Power” has confirmed the appearance of Vegito, Son Goku and Vegeta’s fused warrior, the brief teaser did not really give the impression that the intense battle against the corrupted Kaioshin would be definitively ending.

Thus, Episode 67 referencing a farewell to Future Trunks has divided the opinion of Dragon Ball fans, with some believing that the well-loved Z fighter would be meeting an untimely end and some stating that Son Goku and Vegeta would simply be saying goodbye because they would be going back to the present. Considering that the summary for Episode 67 has not been fully translated as of date, however, the events that would transpire in the episode is still open for speculation. After all, with the way Dragon Ball Super is playing out, the plot could go either way.

Considering how ruthless Merged Zamasu has been over the last couple of episodes, it is possible that his eventual defeat would come at a very huge cost. So far, none of the main characters has been killed off. However, the Future Trunks arc is already one of the darkest stories the Dragon Ball franchise has ever told, leading many to believe that there’s a good chance Merged Zamasu’s last hurrah would ultimately claim the life of one of the fighters. With Son Goku and Vegeta fused together, the only sacrificial lamb left would be Future Trunks.

'Dragon Ball Super' has created one of the most compelling villains in the franchise to date in the form of Zamasu, the corrupted Kaioshin.
[Image by Toei Animation]

However, Dragon Ball has never really been a franchise that takes the premise of death as something that is final. Over the last few decades, multiple characters have already been killed off, only to be resurrected by the end of the arc. Apart from this, the current arc has done nothing but build up Future Trunks’ character, granting him a still-unnamed false Super Saiyan God transformation and making him one of the most sympathetic characters in the entire Dragon Ball universe. With this in mind, killing him off as a means to usher in the end of Merged Zamasu just seems a little bit off. If any, the death of Future Trunks would be out of character for the anime and the Dragon Ball franchise has a whole.

The next episode of Dragon Ball Super would no doubt be one of, if not the best episode in the entire anime so far. Since the anime began airing, the ratings for this latest take on the Dragon Ball mythos has gone progressively better. Recently, the anime has even managed to topple its longtime rival, One Piece, which has outranked DBS in Japanese TV ratings for quite some time. The return of Vegito in Episode 66 would no doubt push the series to greater heights, and if speculations are right, Episode 67 would leave fans with yet another bittersweet memory of a great Dragon Ball Super story.

[Featured Image by Toei Animation]