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The Kaiōshin and Kaiō's duties are to create, not to directly interfere with the creation.

Gowasu to Zamasu in "Reveal, Black's True Identity! Off to the Kaiōshin Realm of 10th Universe!"


Gomasu
Gowasu[1]
ゴワス
English Localized Name(s) VIZ Gowas
Personal Data
Universe 10th Universe Symbol 10th Universe
Race Shinling
Birthplace World Tree
Voice Actors
English Garrett Schenck
Japanese Tetsuo Gotō
Professional Status
Team(s) 10th Universe Team
Occupation(s) Kaiōshin Symbol Kaiōshin
Partner(s) Zamasu (formerly), Rumoosh
Disciple(s) Zamasu (formerly)
Headquarters Kaiōshin Realm
First Appearance
Manga Debut Chapter 16 (Super)
Anime Debut DBS053
Game Debut Dragon Ball Heroes
Techniques
Tools
Image Gallery

Gowasu (ゴワス; Viz "Gowas") is the Kaiōshin of the 10th Universe, who alongside the Hakaishin Rumoosh, upkeeps the order in their respective universe.


Background

Wanting to retire, Gowasu selected his universe's North Kaiō Zamasu to replace him, and took the Shinling as his apprentice.

Personality

As a Kaiōshin, Gowasu is a patient individual, accrued from many years of overseeing the mortals of his Universe. He has a penchant for various pastimes — a trait shared with gods such as the Kaiō of the North of 7th Universe — enjoying the recreational consumption of tea, as well as the watching of GodTube. Good-natured, and with a sense of humor, Gowasu firmly believes that all life in the Universe has merit, and that the Kaiōshin and Kaiō are to watch this life and guide it, but to not interfere.[2]

Despite this, Gowasu could appear a bit naïve, as he was unable to see the warning signs of his pupil Zamasu's darker nature, despite it being readily apparent to Beerus and Whis. His loving nature and willingness to forgive shines through with in his relationship with Zamasu. Despite the heinous crimes Gokū Black committed, Gowasu was offered forgiveness to his wayward pupil and a chance to start over, something Black ultimately rejected.[3]

Appearance

Gowas Render

Gowasu's full appearance.

Equipment

Gowasu Time Ring

Gowasu wearing a Time Ring.

  • Time Ring (ときゆび, Toki no Yubiwa): A magical ring, belonging to the Kaiōshin, that allows them to travel through time.[4] Specifically, the ring allows Gowasu to follow distortions in space-time to the source, such as following Trunks from the future to the past. The ring has its limitations, however—if the distortion in space-time mends itself, he is forced back into the era he came from. Furthermore, the ring normally only permits the user to travel to the future and then back to the present and, thus, without a distortion, Gowasu is unable to travel back to the past.[5]
  • Potara (ポタラ): A mystical earring belonging to the Kaiōshin. Gowasu wears two earrings, and when worn on the same ear by two individuals, the Potara enables fusion. Furthermore, wearing the Potara brands one a Kaiōshin.

Part IV

"Future" Trunks Arc

Main article: "Future" Trunks Arc

Universe Survival Arc

Main article: Universe Survival Arc Alongside Rumoosh and his attendant, Gowasu attends the Zen Exhibition Match, where they watch the 7th and 9th Universe contestants fight each other.[6] Gowasu is back at his world, where he comtemplates finding 10 members that aren't as reprehensible as Zamasu. He was then greeted by Rumoosh, Cus, Murichim and the Universe 10 team in cloaks, Rumoosh assures him that he tends to overthink things and that muscle is what's needed to prevail in the Tournament of Power.

Gowasu appears and sits on the bench watching the fight between universes, him and Rumoosh were shocked at Lilibeu being the first to get knocked out of bounds by Basil. He and the others witness Universe 9 getting erased by Zeno's. After their final fighter Obuni (whom Gowasu was confident in) was defeated by Son Gohan; Gowasu, Rumoosh, and his universe were the second to be erased by the two Zeno after all members of Universe 10 dropped out of the match.

Gowasu, Rumoosh, and Universe 10 were restored with the Super Dragon Balls when Lapis wins the Tournament of Power and made the wish to restored all of the erased Universes. He, Rumoosh, and their team was last seen looking up at the sky.

In Other Timelines

Trunks' Timeline

In Trunks' future, Gowasu was killed by Black when the latter used the Time Ring to wrap to that timeline. After Black explained his identity to the future Zamasu and anointed him a Kaiōshin, who had likewise grown disgusted with the mortals, the two teamed up.[7]

Alternative Present Timeline

In that timeline, Black who is alive after Beerus' attack thanks to the power of the Time Ring, killed Gowasu, inheriting the senior's role as Kaiōshin and taking his Time Ring.[7]

In Other Media

Video Games

Gowasu is playable in the following video games:

Game name Japanese release English release
Dragon Ball Heroes November 11, 2010 None
IC Carddass Dragon Ball September 19, 2015 None

Trivia

  • Gowasu's name likely comes from gowasu (ごわす), which means "to be", shares with Zamasu the same name pun scheme.
  • Gowasu can be seen as a polar opposite to Zamasu in their idealologies: while the former choose to preserve and nurture, the latter seeks only destruction.

Quotes

  • (in response to Zamasu's ideals) "I see. However, this is what I believe...justice entails bringing balance between good and evil. Even if evil makes you lose your way, you stay your ground and keep searching for the path of good...is that search not what justice is? It is for that reason that the gods gave humans knowledge."[8]
  • "Gods are not perfect. Even gods learn and grow."[8]

References

  1. V Jump November 2016, page 19
  2. Dragon Ball Super episode 53
  3. Dragon Ball Super chapter 21, pages 37-40
  4. Dragon Ball Super episode 49
  5. Dragon Ball Super episode 51
  6. Dragon Ball Super episode 78
  7. 7.0 7.1 Dragon Ball Super episode 61
  8. 8.0 8.1 Dragon Ball Super episode 55
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