What's Up With The Tournament of Power Rules?- Dragon Ball Super

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Rules of The Tournament of Power do not stand for anything at all? Are all rules being repeatedly broken or are they just slightly flexing the rule? Check out my ...

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Are almost all the rules of The Tournament
of Power being broken or altered?
Do these rules not stand for anything?
Recently, I have noticed a lot of fans have
started commenting as if all the rules have
already been broken in this battle royal or
Zeno is just about allowing anything to happen.
Well, while the rules are flexible, till this
point all major rules have been followed.
As you know, using weapons are not allowed
in the tournament of power, but Roshi used
the Mafuba Jar and now Potara Earring has
been used for fusion.
However, contrary to popular belief none of
these actually broke any rule.
It would be better if they defined what they
meant by weapons, but although they didn’t
define it, it’s still not breaking the rule.
Because The Great Priest very clearly said,
Weapons other than techniques are forbidden.
The Mafuba Jar is a part of a technique, the
potara earrings are also a part of a technique.
Without the technique these weapons are almost
harmless, and might not even be considered
weapons.
Like, what Frost did in the last tournament
was no technique; he just used a needle to
poison, totally external, that would surely
lead to disqualification.
But in both these cases it wasn’t just a
plain use of a weapon, but a tool used as
a part of a technique.
Which is allowed in the first place according
to the rules and then it was left to Zeno
to judge if it fell under that criteria and
he Okayed it.
It’s not like Zeno allowed something that
wasn’t already mentioned, instead he kind
of judged if it was ok.
This is not to say that Zeno does not have
the power to overturn any rule or will not
cancel any rule, what I’m saying is he didn’t
yet do anything too contradictory.
He might, but till now he didn’t.
So, I think the fans are overreacting when
they say all the rules have been broken; it
stands for nothing and so on.
Then we come to the part about flying, if
you are a Dragon Ball fan, if you are someone
who watched the 80’s Dragon Ball, I don’t
see any reason why you didn’t get that.
Back in the days, when almost no one knew
flight, we still saw battles on the air.
In Simple Words, they jumped high using extraordinary
force and with techniques would fall down
slow, giving an impression as if they are
flying or floating on the air.
So if they could do that back in the days
when their power level was ranging lower than
1000, it’s only obvious for it to look this
better now that they are trillions of times
stronger than that time.
Also the use of force is made clear in another
scene, like when Goku landed the final punch
on Jiren in their last encounter, he didn’t
reach him flying but he kicked the pole and
used the force to go towards Jiren’s direction.
So, in my personal opinion they were not flying
at all, it was just use of force, however
even that was not the case, even if they were
flying, it’s still probably not against
the rules.
Because, if we go really really technical.
The Great Priest actually never said that
flying is totally not allowed while announcing
the rules, all he ever said was Quote- Skills
to prevent falling, such as floating cannot
be used.
However warriors with wings can still fly.
Like, Dyspo was about to fall off stage, and
one of his team members grabbed him back,
but if Dyspo flied back to the stage, that’s
what would be against the rules unless he
had wings in which case he could even fly
back.
Later on, in the beginning Goku tried to fly
to test it out, and failed to do so, that’s
where basically the idea of flying being banned
came from.
But in actuality all that has been confirmed
is, flying or floating is not allowed to prevent
falling, and that flying is not easy in the
stage.
Since it’s not forbidden, it might be possible
for some to fly when they power up to the
max.
Another issue has been with the pacing, some
sources probably mentioned that the Universal
Survival Arc will last till March of 2018.
It might be The Tournament of Power till the
end or things could happen after the tournament
still being a part of this arc.
However, the point is DBS has changed its
pacing, and it’s more like Dragon Ball Z
now, and I totally totally love it.
Because I always felt it was rushed previously
in DBS, and I couldn’t get emotionally involved
with the story like I could back in the DBZ
days.
I don’t get why some people who are DBZ
fans but usually hates on Super are getting
pissed off with it.
They are literally getting back the trademark
classic DB pacing, there’s just no winning
with some of these bitches.
No matter what super does, bitches will bitch.