With Freeza defeated and peace restored to the Earth, Vegeta and Goku immediately book it to Beerus’ planet so that they can continue their training. It seems Whis has kicked things up a notch as he brings back weighted clothing. Unlike what was seen in the old series, these sets of clothes slow both Saiyans down considerably. Vegeta even goes so far as to say that they weigh him down more than Bulma’s gravity machine. It’s impressive as Vegeta used to train in 500 times Earth’s normal gravity with that machine, but considering that these are gods, it really shouldn’t come as a surprise.
The training is interrupted when something crash lands on the planet. It turns out to be Champa and Vados, the pair that Beerus ran into when he and Whis were en route to Earth. Of course, the napping Beerus assumes that it was Goku and Vegeta who were making the racket and pays them back in kind. You’d think that Whis would step in and vouch for them as they had nothing to do with it, but he just stands there. Maybe he saw it as a training exercise.
When Champa does make his presence known, the two gods (who are revealed to be twin brothers) pick up where they left off. The two don’t really get along very well, though it is to the viewer’s benefit as the pair’s bickering makes for great comedy.
It also allows the episode to elaborate on ideas that were teased in their initial meeting. The nature of the multiverse is explained to the Saiyans, who are flabbergasted at the idea. Unlike most multiverses, where the number of universes is almost infinite, here the number is set at 12. They are paired off into sets of 2, where the sum total comes to 13. Thus, Champa, who is the god of destruction for the sixth universe, is paired with Beerus, who is such for the seventh universe.
We also get greater insight into Champa’s objective. While he’s initially painted in a more malicious light, his end goal is to simply provide food that is better than anything Beerus’ universe could conjure up.
Considering how many jokes are made about Champa’s weight, you’d think he’d have it in the bag, but Champa’s fancy eggs are apparently no match for ramen. Alas, Champa’s hopes of matching Beerus by seeking food from his own Earth prove impossible as Vados reveals that it was left barren as the result of “a stupid war”.
It actually makes for a nice segue to Champa’s pitch. He wants to challenge the god, not directly as the two show themselves to be evenly matched (though Vados implies that Beerus is in better shape and thus would ultimately win) and the fight would destroy both universes, but a tournament between the two universes’ best fighters. If Champa wins, he’ll use his set of dragon balls to switch the universes’ respective Earths. If Beerus wins, Champa will hand over the 6 he has.
Champa’s set is much more powerful than the ones that we are familiar with. They don’t have black stars on them, but they are planet sized and have no wish limitations. Champa dubs them “Super Dragon Balls”. It’s a little on the nose in terms of explaining the show’s title. Considering the level of foes that they will be facing, it already makes as much sense as anything, but it is what it is.
All of this, of course, excites Goku to no end. He pretty much spends the episode squeeing about the whole situation. Not only are there other universes, but each one has powerful fighters to challenge him. Naturally, he signs on for Team Beerus. Vegeta agrees as well, noting that training is good, but actual combat would allow him to refine his skills.
The episode is certainly lighthearted and more comedic, but it does a good job of setting up the next story line. It’s a breather episode, but not just empty filler. The dialogue was a major strength as many characters got good one liners over the course of the episode. It’s a good thing too as the episode is largely characters sitting around talking. Even the exposition dump aspects of the episode worked fairly well. While there’s not a direct threat to Earth, this plot setup does hearken back to the franchise’s roots of searching for dragon balls and fighting in tournaments while also expanding the franchise’s mythos in a pretty significant fashion.