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The Granolah the Survivor Saga[1][2] (せいざんしゃグラノラへん Seizansha Guranora Hen) is the sixth major saga of the Dragon Ball Super manga. It occurs after the events of the Galactic Patrol Prisoner Saga.

Plot

The Secret of Seven-Three

Seven-Three's still-living head

With the universe now at peace following Moro's death, Jaco joins Calamis on a visit to the Galactic Prison, where they visit the surviving members of Saganbo's Galactic Bandit Brigade. Calamis asks Yunba if he knows anything about a faint distress signal that came from the crater on Earth after Moro's demise, though they do not. Zauyogi speaks up, berating them for having destroyed Seven-Three, a being they had stolen that was filled with data and turned into a powerhouse. Yunba then asks if Seven-Three has truly been destroyed and, when Jaco assumes that he must have due to there no longer being a trace left of Moro, starts chuckling, calling them "fools" for not making sure. The two head to the crater on Earth, where they try to find any trace of Seven-Three, but are unable to, as two other beings had found him first and placed Seven-Three's head into a container. They soon get in their spaceship and take off.

The OG Soldiers are unleashed to deal with Granolah

A few months later, on a spaceship far away from Earth, an attendant approaches his master Goichi to relay information that the data from Seven-Three has been copied into all of their units. Seven-Three had previously been stolen from Goichi by Saganbo and the Galactic Bandit Brigade, but has now been returned to them, stronger than ever. Elated by this news, Goichi believes it is now his time to rule the universe. Just then, in another ship, Granolah, who is receiving support from a person named Oatmeel, approaches and boards Goichi's ship. Using his weaponry, he is able to dispatch the guards that were sent out to confront him as well as the OG Soldiers. After a specific unit in mind, Granolah enters another room where he finds his target: OG73-i, otherwise known as Seven-Three.

After securing him, he heads for the Heeter's Base. Along the way, Granolah has a flashback to a time when the Saiyan race invaded his planet and killed his people, also remembering a Great Ape with a cross-shaped scar. Granolah awakens inside his spaceship and speaks with Oatmeel, who asks him why he continues to obsess over the Frieza Force. Granolah explains that his obsession stems from the Saiyans who slaughtered his race, the Cerealians, and that the Saiyan race themselves were reportedly wiped out by a meteor that destroyed their home planet, robbing him of his chance to get revenge.

Training on Beerus' Planet

Goku spars with Whis

Meanwhile, on Beerus' Planet, Whis injects the Oracle Fish with some vitamins to put him to sleep due to his insomnia. Whis explains that, when the Oracle Fish is suffering from a lack of sleep, it can be a bad omen for the future. Following this, Goku and Whis continue training, with Goku taking on the Autonomous Ultra Instinct state at will, though he still proves to be no match for Whis. Whis explains that wielding Ultra Instinct is merely the starting point, as it is possible to gain a much greater level of control over it than what Goku currently has. Beerus asks if Vegeta plans to master Ultra Instinct too, but he declines. Beerus then mentions that there may be another way for him to grow stronger, as Ultra Instinct is not the only technique of the Gods as that is merely what the Angels use, and that the Gods of Destruction use something else entirely. Although Beerus refuses to tell him what the technique is, he does tell Vegeta that he is going to get some exercise and that, if he sees anything he wants, he is free to steal it.

Granolah and the Heeters

Elsewhere, Granolah makes it to the Heeter's base, running into Soshiru along the way, who suggests splitting the prize money that will be obtained for handing in Seven-Three. Instead, Granolah threatens Soshiru and makes his way inside. There he speaks with Elec, the leader of the Heeters, and hands over his bounty. After receiving payment, Elec explains that he does not intend to create an army but to simply gain intel from Seven-Three instead. He also informs him of Frieza's revival. Eager to get his chance for revenge, Granolah demands to know where he is. Finding his actions to be unacceptable, Gas restrains Granolah. Elec says that taking on Frieza will take time and planning and he must bide his time until they are ready. Granolah agrees to leave things until then and takes off. Elec speaks with his family, saying that they would be in hot water if Granolah surpassed Gas in strength and truthfully intends for Frieza to take Granolah out and plans to use Seven-Three in order to locate Zuno.

Granolah's Right Eye

Granolah's Cerelean right eye

Granolah snipes at Soshiru's men

As Granolah makes his way to his home planet, he is ambushed by Soshiru and his men. He tricks them into boarding his ship and begins sniping away at them. Oatmeel explains that Cerealian's right eyes are adapted for sharpshooting and that Granolah is a cut above the rest. After Soshiru retreats, Granolah tells Oatmeel that he missed one of his targets, admitting that he is still not powerful enough to take on Frieza but vows to get stronger than anyone. Back on Beerus' Planet, the Oracle Fish talks in his sleep, saying that the balance in Universe 7 is shifting and the strongest warrior in the universe will soon rise up.

Granolah arrives at his home planet which is now inhabited by Sugarians. The Sugarians treat Granolah as one of them, but Granolah refuses to live in their city because he feels the planet now belongs to them. He now lives in the mountains, with a view of the Cerelean's former city, now destroyed.

Vegeta battles Beerus

Meanwhile, Beerus questions Vegeta about the Saiyan's destructive history. Vegeta doesn't understand how this relates to learning a technique used by the Gods of Destruction. Beerus shows off his powers and destroys a decorative planet, then tells Vegeta that if he doesn't let the sins of his race go, he will never be able to wield the power of destruction. Beerus reveals to Vegeta that he was the one who told Frieza to destroy Planet Vegeta, causing Vegeta to outrage and attack Beerus. Beerus dodges Vegeta's attack then hits him with a Hakai , destroying part of his armor. With Vegeta defeated by Beerus once again, the God of Destruction tells him that to grow stronger he must rebuild himself from scratch as that before creation comes destruction.

Planet Cereal

At the Heeter's base, Elec uses Seven-Three to view memories of the Galactic Bandit Brigade interrogating Zuno and learns of the existence of the Dragon Balls. Reminded of the Namekian race, Elec mentions that there is a lone Namekian named Monaito that still lives on Cereal with Granolah.

Back on Cereal, Granolah arrives at his home where he sees Monaito. During a conversation, the elderly Namekian advises Granolah not to seek revenge against Frieza as he is not strong enough. Granolah suggests using the planets own set of Dragon Balls in order to grant a wish for strength but knows that he is unable as he requires a second Dragon Ball in order to summon the Dragon. Monaito once again advises Granolah to enjoy the life they have and forget about revenge and Granolah reluctantly agrees.

The Dragon Toronbo

However as night rolls by, Granolah, learns on the news that the second Dragon Ball had been found by a local and is currently being researched at an institute. Donning a disguise, Granolah heads into the city, sneaks into the institute and steals the Dragon Ball before escaping back in to the mountains. There he summons the wish granting Dragon, Toronbo and asks him if he can be turned into the greatest warrior in the universe but soon finds out that the wish can not be made so easily. Though Toronbo is able to increase his strength, he is not able to increase his power beyond his own latent potential unless he agrees to a specific condition. Willing to do whatever it takes to achieve his goal of defeating Frieza, Granolah accepts the condition.

Vegeta uses Hakai

On Beerus' Planet, Vegeta continues to train, attempting to destroy a small rock using Hakai but instead destroys it via a simple energy blast. Having done it wrong, Beerus explains the technique and shows the correct method, creating a large blast in the process. Close by, Goku trains with Whis, commenting on which of the two will become the strongest in the universe. Whis however says that perhaps neither will become the strongest but someone else entirely though he does not know of anyone currently stronger than the Saiyan pair. The Oracle Fish awakens, proclaiming that the strongest warrior in the universe will soon rise up. Vegeta overhears this and appearing in front of Goku and Whis, displays the Hakai ability by destroying a tiny pebble saying that soon he will be destroying much larger things.

On Cereal, the Dragon departs, leaving Granolah alone, now with hair that has grown considerably down past his shoulders. After testing out his new found might, Monaito having felt the aftermath from his own home heads out to see him. Granolah explains that he has used the Dragon Balls to become the strongest warrior in the universe and is now capable of taking down Frieza. Monaito criticises his decision though it falls on deaf ears as Granolah quickly takes off to see Elec to ask him for Frieza's location.

Granolah's Power

Granolah shows off his new strength

Two days later, Granolah arrives at the Heeter's Base demanding Frieza's location. Annoyed by the interference, Elec asks Oil to see him out only for Granolah to easily overpower him. Elec then tells Oil to fight him. The fight proves to be one sided as Oil is unable to land a single blow with his comrade Macki faring no better. Satisfied at Granolah's power but curious all the same, Elec has Granolah explain where he got his strength from. Granolah tells the Heeters that he has sacrificed 150 of his remaining years in order to obtain his current power and now only has three years left to live as a result. Elec accepts the explanation though tells Granolah to head home as they do not know Frieza's exact location and finding out such a thing will take time. Granolah then takes his leave.

Later on while the Heeters have dinner, Elec discusses the current situation, believing that it is not wise for Granolah to take Frieza out as he will take his place in his stead, a position that he believes belongs to them. Not wanting Granolah to destroy the Frieza Force either due to wanting control of the force for themselves, Elec decides to pit the Saiyans Goku and Vegeta, who had they witnessed defeat Moro through Seven-Three, against Granolah believing that he would not be able to defeat the two of them by himself.

Granolah is seen aboard his spaceship while Goku and Vegeta continue their own separate training. Whis asks Goku what the difference is between himself and the Angels. After a quick demonstration where Goku is whacked on the head by Whis' staff, Whis explains that they are always in the Ultra Instinct state whereas Goku transforms to access it, believing that he equates Ultra Instinct to his transformation. Goku then realises that he must learn to use Ultra Instinct in his normal form to which Whis tells him that doing so will free him of his stamina drain and that the transformation should be used as a last resort when he requires to surpass his limits.

Goku trains with Whis

Meanwhile Granolah returns to his home planet of Cereal, deciding to wait inside his spaceship until he hears word of Frieza's location from Elec. At the Heeter's Base, Oil and Macki prepare to visit Earth but before they leave, Elec asks the pair to visit Zuno in order to find the location of the Saiyans Goku and Vegeta, amongst other things that need to be asked. A few weeks later, Oil and Macki land on Zuno's Planet. Upon kissing Zuno, Macki is awarded ten questions. Goku and Vegeta meanwhile continue their training, having progressed significantly in a short period of time.

Sometime later, Oil and Macki arrive on Earth and visit Chi-Chi at Goku's House. They come up with a story of requiring their help in defeating a villain, offering to pay them in Sky Gold for their help. After heading to Capsule Corporation, Bulma contacts the Saiyans and they soon find themselves intrigued upon hearing that the villain is supposedly the strongest being in the universe. Before heading off to Earth, Beerus gives Vegeta an earring which he says is to symbolise that he can use Hakai. Whis on the other hand, draws his signature symbol on Goku's Gi.

Inside Capsule Corporation, Macki steals the Dragon Radar which they plan to use to obtain the the Cerealian Dragon Balls. Goku and Vegeta return to Earth where Macki offers to take the two to the villain aboard their spaceship. Oil tells the two that it will take 18 days to reach planet Cereal and while Goku eats and Vegeta continues to train in the pool, Macki contacts Granolah telling him that they found Frieza's location but that Frieza has been made aware of his intention to kill him. Macki tells him that Frieza has sent two Saiyan assassins his way and Granolah leaves his ship saying that after fifty years he can finally get revenge on the Saiyans.

18 days later, the group arrives to Cereal with Macki telling Goku and Vegeta about the villain's location with the two Saiyans being unaware they are being tricked by the Heeters. Macki tells Oil to spy on the fight where she stays stating that Elec and Gas will arrive to the planet. Elec and Gas also arrived near Cereal with them looking over it stating their own memories on their time in Cereal. Goku and Vegeta are flying over to the stated location, surprised that the villain isn't causing havoc on the planet until they saw a bunch of stray Ki blasts with them just able to barely dodge the blasts. Vegeta turns into a Super Saiyan and the blasts stop appearing after it. Goku and Vegeta senses an another wave of blasts, and with Goku activating his improved Ultra Instinct before they dodge the second wave of the blasts with them being shocked that the source of the blasts isn't from there despite them being seemingly aimed at that location.

They saw a third wave of Ki blasts from above with them now barely dodging and eventually Goku is struck on the back knocking him unconscious forcing Vegeta to give him a Senzu Bean. Vegeta calls out Goku for being dependent on Ultra Instinct, Goku agrees and Goku turns into a Super Saiyan spotting Granolah and firing a Energy Wave on him. Granolah instantly teleports behind the two Saiyans dodging the Energy Wave much to the latter's shock. Granolah introduces himself to the Saiyan duo, explaining his race and that he knows about the Saiyans with him forming a crater with an unknown technique similar to Hakai. Vegeta tells Goku that he should fight him first as payback with the latter agreeing. Goku introduces that he's the first to fight much to Oil's displeasure since he thought both Saiyans will fight Granolah then Vegeta decides to keep a eye for now being suspicious on the Cerealian.

Granolah asks Goku if he can transform into a Great Ape, Goku stated that he can't anymore then transforms into a Super Saiyan God much to Granolah's surprise. Both Goku and Granolah are preparing to fight then Granolah strikes first forcing Goku on the defensive before the Saiyan activates Ultra Instinct now able to dodge Granolah's blows and blasts with ease. Granolah eventually strikes Goku in a vital point knocking him out of God much to Vegeta and Oil's shock. Granolah reveals that thanks to his right eye he can see Goku's blood flow and movements enabling him to strike that vital point. Vegeta starts to pieces together the identity of Granolah's race then he spots something. Goku admits that he has been holding back a transformation then Granolah reveals that he plans to get revenge on Frieza.

Goku is shocked since he thought that Granolah was the bad villain but an enraged Granolah powers up then Goku powers up to Super Saiyan Blue then the two fought equally as Vegeta sees a giant paw print piecing together Granolah's race.

Characters

Major

Supporting

Minor

Battles Featured

  • Granolah vs. Guards
  • Granolah vs. OG Soldiers
  • Goku (Autonomous Ultra Instinct) vs. Whis
  • Granolah vs. Gas
  • Granolah vs. Soshiru and his men
  • Vegeta (Base/Super Saiyan God SS Evolved) vs. Beerus
  • Granolah vs. Oil
  • Granolah vs. Macki
  • Goku (Base/Super Saiyan) and Vegeta (Base/Super Saiyan) vs. Granolah
  • Goku (Super Saiyan God/Super Saiyan Blue) vs. Granolah
  • Goku (Base/Super Saiyan) and Vegeta (Base/Super Saiyan) vs. Granolah
  • Goku (Super Saiyan God/Super Saiyan Blue) vs. Granolah

Manga Chapters

Chapter # Title
67 "Happy Endings...And Then..."
68 "Granolah the Survivor"
69 "The Evolution of Planet Cereal"
70 "The Universe's Greatest Warrior"
71 "The Heeters' Plan"
72 "Saiyans and Cerealian"
73 "Goku vs. Granolah"

References

  1. Dragon Ball Games Battle Hour. youtube (March 6, 2021).
  2. Granola annoucement. Twitter. Retrieved on December 15, 2020.

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