Beerus: The Problem Character | The Anatomy of Anime

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  • Published on:  Thursday, November 14, 2019
  • Lord Beerus the Destroyer is one of the most recognizable characters introduced to modern Dragon Ball. This week we add a chapter to the anatomy of anime extensively covering the role Beerus fills within the Dragon Ball world. Is he a good character? Or is he another reason for people to dislike Super?

    Odds are it's much more nuanced than that! Let's dive in!





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  • Totally Not Mark

    Totally Not Mark

     28 days ago +538

    Don't forget to leave a like or dislike!

    What do you think? Does Beerus serve Dragon Ball Super well?

  • ToontownAndCpenguin


     7 minutes ago

    Beerus is still my favorite but what you say about him is valid. Suppose my view would be far different given I only got into the series last year & I went on a serious binge, took me about 4-ish months to watch DB, DBZ, & DBS but skipped out on most of the movies which helped viewing go faster although with that said, I did watch DBZA along side DBZ so that would of slowed me down. Trying to get to my point, I watched A LOT within a short span of time & out of everything, I mostly enjoyed the charm of DB with Goku discovering the world & going on adventures, I actually was never really into the fights & so on, sometimes I'd get pulled in, depending on the story & whatnot but for the most part, I prefer most other things. I like Beerus' humor, even if it is stale. After I saw the Broly movie & my friends asked what I thought of it, I gave my honest opinion on different things but noted that I would of loved to see Beerus' side of the whole thing, I even ended up making this joke with a friend that there would be a sitcom spinoff, Beerus & the Baby where he pretty much is forced into being a babysitter whenever Bulma & Whis want to go out & have fun & Beerus has the toughest time with it because he has absolutely no clue how to take care of a baby. Yeah, conversation got wacky, this is definitely something that would never happen (hopefully, better on paper, NEVER actually do it, please) but was fun talking about. We did kinda go into detail on different scenarios that could happen in some episodes. As much as I don't want this thing to exist, if a sitcom about a destroyer god becoming a babysitter did end up happening, I admit I would watch it.

  • Bill Whiteley

    Bill Whiteley

     an hour ago

    Sorry I hit the wrong button 😅 The fact is like your video explained it's hard to raise the stakes when he's involved but I like the idea of of an ultimate challenge the best way to deal with it is simple limit beerus's involvement in the story

  • Bill Whiteley

    Bill Whiteley

     an hour ago

    I really like beerus as a character

  • Goldenstandard


     3 hours ago


  • Harley Oyelade

    Harley Oyelade

     2 days ago +1

    Ok but don’t you really only care about goku with his fights sure he makes it less serious but for goku and everyone else the tension is still there and you care about what’s going to happen to them

  • MissAshley42


     3 days ago

    Given the longevity of Dragon Ball and its current tryhard tendencies, I'm totally down with a character whose biggest trait is just being so over it.

  • NoSauceOrBroth Child

    NoSauceOrBroth Child

     3 days ago

    Beerus is butt

  • Sharingan1230


     3 days ago

    Beerus in movie versions he never gets expressions and stuff like ever, but in Super version he always gets funny faces and big eyes alot

    thats another problem on about Beerus for me

  • seth kelley

    seth kelley

     4 days ago

    i want to see him used.
    i believe vegetABLE will find out freeza desroyed the sayians plant due beerus.
    vegta is training. so .. vegeta vas beerys would be nice

  • AR Pran Mendoza

    AR Pran Mendoza

     5 days ago +1

    Your analysis of this character gives me shivers.

    You see the trait of a character like no one else does.

    I love these type of videos you make. Please make more and we'll be gladly to give our opinions.

    Thank you

  • For Death Or Glory

    For Death Or Glory

     5 days ago

    I agree Beerus is a good character who just has more misses than hits, he has potential to grow on all of us, the way he showed respect to our heroes for the first time in the tournament. They have made it clear Beerus is learning from the mortals. They are going at such a slow pace with it, it just removes the tension, drama and comedic effect.
    I'm hoping the 2nd half of Supers anime changes up character development methods, the only characters who were fun to watch was Kale and Caulifla.
    They felt like genuine DB characters.

  • Baron Thundercunt

    Baron Thundercunt

     6 days ago

    Power creep. The death of all anime.

  • VilheimTheUnsinkable


     6 days ago

    My issue with Beerus is, well, scaling. It feels like they have to constantly give him off screen buffs to not have a literal god of destruction fall to the wayside. It's the numbers game all over again.

  • MajinXero


     6 days ago

    Mark you seem to love Nigra all of a sudden

  • Eric Rachinsky

    Eric Rachinsky

     7 days ago

    Beerus carried Super for me lol

  • cryptkeeper08


     7 days ago

    Resurrection F was the worst of the 3 films. But still better then most of the DB films.

  • MR master

    MR master

     7 days ago +1

    Could you make another video like with the bu saga of how you would handle Betis in the series

  • OMG Ronnie

    OMG Ronnie

     7 days ago

    I don’t really get this video. At no point was I like oh that makes sense or I can relate. Can you like summarize it for me with your key points because I was lost the whole time

  • Christopher McElwee

    Christopher McElwee

     7 days ago

    It’s hard to use a character that is supposed to be as strong as he is without removing more tension so I see that as a problem for him but during fights where he is just watching and brings occasional humor doesn’t remove the stakes to me. He says numerous times that he doesn’t care how certain battles go, so why would he intervene and take away tension? If you want to complain about him then you could honestly look at plenty of side characters that used to have bigger roles earlier in this series’ history.