|"So, see I was thinking, see, maybe next time I'll try gathering fighters from all the universes, see...We'll do a tournament then, see. Sometime soon, see."
— Zen-Oh to Goku
The Zen-Oh (全王 Zen’ō, literal meaning "King of All") is the king of the 12 universes, an entity that is above all living beings of all the universes.
Anime: "The Conclusion At Last! Who Will Prevail? Beerus or Champa?"
Manga: "The Victorious Universe Is Finally Decided!!"
King of the 12 Universes
Future Zen-Oh(friend/alternate timeline counterpart) Supreme Kais (subjects) Gods of Destruction (subjects) Zen-Oh's attendants Grand Priest (subject)
Zen-Oh has a very small, childlike humanoid figure. He has a rather blank expression on his face and has purple and blue stripes on his face as well. He also has no visible nose. He wears a pink vest on his body and on the front has two "all" kanjis (全) present. His head has a rather lemon like shape, with his two ears being pointed and grey.
Zen-Oh can come off as childlike at times. He is shown to have a sense of humor, although he does take his responsibilities seriously, ensuring fairness and balance in all 12 universes. He can be easily swayed by a good fight, as shown from his interest in setting up a tournament after witnessing Goku's fight against Hit. He also took a liking towards Goku, letting the Saiyan talk directly to him and shake his hand to the point of lifting him, even saying he found Goku interesting. His interest in Goku led him to ask the Saiyan to become his friend and allow him to gave the nickname "Zen-chan" to him. However, he doesn't appreciate or want anybody to speak in place of Goku simply to please Zen-Oh, as he has told others to be shut up or threatened to kill them if they speak for Goku. It is possible that Zen-Oh is lonely, as next to nobody knows of his existence, and those who do, fear his power and don't see him on a friend level. He also has an extremely high and childlike voice. Apparently, Zen-Oh is shown to be somewhat careless and irresponsible if not amoral, as he destroyed 6 universes after getting angry. He does not seem to have a problem with being with physical contact, even with strangers, as seen when he is not bothered when Goku lifts him up while shaking his hand, and when his Future counterpart gets hugged by Goku, he does not say anything.
At some point in time, Zen-Oh destroyed 6 universes from the 18 universes that were present.
Dragon Ball Super
Universe 6 Saga
Zen-Oh watches the Universe 6 and Universe 7 tournament from a distance away of the Nameless Planet. After the tournament concludes, Champa is angry that his team lost and prepares to destroy them while Beerus desperate warns Goku that he can't beat Champa yet. However, Zen-Oh and his attendants arrive on the Nameless Planet in the ring, which prevents Beerus and Champa from doing so, as he along with Beerus are completely mortified and shocked by Zen-Oh's presence. He states that his reason for visiting was out of concern that Beerus and Champa were shirking their duties as Gods of Destruction. Asking how Beerus and Champa were doing in their jobs, Whis informs him that Beerus focuses more on sleeping and consuming food, and Vados notes that Champa completely obsesses over food and all of the sweets that result in him being fat, and whatever food Vados serves Champa, he says it is awful.
Goku attempts to meet Zen-Oh, but Zen-Oh's attendants shield him from the king. Zen-Oh allows Goku to speak to him, and even shakes hands with Goku when the latter offers his hand out, though has a long pause before doing so. After shaking hands with Goku, Zen-Oh returns home via his attendants.
"Future" Trunks Saga
While Beerus and Whis are at their temple, Beerus is waiting for his food when a call comes through. Beerus answers it, telling the caller to call another time, yet is immediately shocked and terrified to see his caller is Zen-Oh, and repenting his tone, immediately bows to him, accidentally breaking his table with his head in the process, and asks him how his day has been, thanking him for taking the time out of his schedule to call him.
As he was told, Beerus orders Whis to take Goku to Zen-Oh's place together with Supreme Kai. Zen-Oh happily greets Goku and asks him to be his friend, since everyone else was too afraid of his power to effectively socialize with. When Goku seemed to hesitate, Supreme Kai desperately interrupts, saying Goku would be happy to oblige, but Zen-Oh orders him to be silent and allows Goku to answer for himself. Agreeing to be his friend, Goku tells Zen-Oh to just call him by his name and in return, Goku will call him "Zen-chan", much to the shock of everyone. Then, Zen-Oh gave Goku a button. If Goku presses it, Zen-Oh will come right to him.
After Fusion Zamasu and the future timeline's world are destroyed and erased, Goku and Future Trunks return using Cell's Time Machine, finding an empty cyan void with Future Zen-Oh floating in the void. They decide to take that timeline's Zen-Oh to the present so he and his main timeline counterpart can be friends.
Zen-Oh is the most powerful character in the entire Dragon Ball franchise. While the true capabilities of Zen-Oh are unknown, as Beerus notes he does not fight, Zen-Oh possesses immeasurable power, far beyond comprehension. Whis states that nobody in this world is greater than Zen-Oh, as the latter has the power to instantly wipe out anything in the blink of an eye; from individual people, planets, galaxies to entire universes and if he so wished he could wipe out all of existence. According to Whis, there used to be 18 universes but Zen-Oh destroyed 6 of them when he was in an unpleasant mood.
Beerus states that if Zen-Oh felt like it, he could wipe out all 12 universes in an instant. Zen-Oh is the single most important person in existence, and holds complete authority over everything in existence.
Techniques and special abilities
- Flight - The ability to take flight with ki.
- Erase - As demonstrated by his future timeline counterpart, Zen-Oh is capable of completely obliterating anything and everything from existence, even immortal beings. This method was done with Zen-Oh raising two hands with bright light in both hands and unleash a destructive bright light that destroys any existence.
- Invulnerability - As evidenced when his future counterpart erased the entirety of Trunks' timeline. His counterpart survived it and was fine, completely unharmed. Even the Supreme Kai noted, that Zen-Oh can absolutely not be defeated, no matter by who or by what means, so Zen-oh in turn must have the same abilities as his future counterpart.
- Super Dragon Ball Heroes
Zen-Oh makes his debut appearance in a video game as a playable/support-type character in Super Dragon Ball Heroes, introduced in the first mission of the original series.
- Although Whis says there is not a single person greater than Zen-Oh, it is not known if this statement is true, as Daizenshuu 7 claims that Akira Toriyama himself is the ultimate ruler of the Dragon Ball world.
- The symbol on his shirt may be a word play on his overall name, since the word "king" (王, ō) is also contained in the word "all" (全, zen)
- If what Whis said about Zen-Oh destroying six universes; then that means he has the highest kill count of any character in Dragon Ball history. Exceeding Majin Buu, Frieza and his family, The Gods of Destruction, and their attendants combined.
- Japanese: Satomi Kōrogi