Gohan is one of the more curious characters in Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball franchise, mainly because the character started out as one of the most important storywise, and was poised to replace series protagonist Goku as the de facto protector of Earth, only to abandon his training for his studies and proverbially gather dust, skill-wise. The end of the first series saw him once again become one of the most powerful characters, thanks to the Elder Kai awakening his full potential. But lo and behold, by the time Dragon Ball Super rolled around, Gohan has once again abandoned his training in favor of living a normal life, and ending up being one of the weaker Saiyans in the series.
Case in point, the latest story arc in Dragon Ball Super has Gohan finally realize that maybe he shouldn’t have gone slack on his training, as their universe is now in danger of being erased and they need all the strongest fighters in their universe to fight for the right to not be erased. In the upcoming 90th episode of Dragon Ball Super, Gohan will try to reach for the top of the ladder by testing his might against his own father Goku (who is probably the strongest mortal in their universe). Any bets on who will win? We get to find out when the episode airs next week on May 14.