Dragon Ball Super Fanfiction: Potential of Man - 8. Chapter 8
“I believe that’s enough sparring for now,” Whis said after catching Krillin’s punch. “It seems you’ve gotten reaccustomed to using your ki again in the last two weeks. How does it feel now?” he asked releasing his fist and dropping his hand behind his back.
Krillin dropped himself from the air and onto the ground. He placed his hands behind his neck, leaned back, and gave out and small woot. “I feel incredible.” He moved his right hand in front with the palm facing him. Then he generated a ki ball. “I feel like I could take on Cell in his perfect form. Heck, maybe even Majin Buu.”
“You’re not far off,” Whis agreed. “In fact,” he continued, “I believe you’re under scaling yourself a bit. At your current level…umm,” Whis tilted his head and started scratching his chin. “I’d say you are probably on the same level as Bibidi’s nuisance of a monster, Kid Buu,” he casually said dropping his hand behind his back and bearing his usual smile
Krillin stood there gazing at the yellow glowing ball of ki in his hand with a determined satisfied smile. It seemed like he didn’t hear him, but he did. Over the last 3 months, he did the impossible multiple times over. Since his first bout, Krillin managed to fight Whis for another two weeks straight. That is to say, he fought for a week solid two more times. One of those times, he fought wearing a 200-ton training suit and the other time weighing 500-tons, all without using his ki. Not only was his speed, strength, and durability increasing, but his skill and reflexes as well. He started to unconsciously adopt a style of fighting very similar to Gohan’s when he received his ultimate form. A very relaxed and economical as well as a powerful and efficient form. He managed to improve so much over those 3 months that by now, he wasn’t surprised that he could take on Kid Buu. As for the title “Strongest Human” was concerned, there was now, certainly, no contest.
He dissipated the glowing orb and clenched a fist. Looking back at Whis, he asked, “Master. Do you think I can learn how to use god ki by now?”
“You!? Learn how to harness the energy of the gods!? Now that’s a laugh!” The god of destruction appeared right behind Krillin, startling him. He leaned over asked in a very condescending tone, “Do you really think that a puny human like you can do such a thing?”
Krillin was scared from Beerus’ sudden appearance and unkind question, but he straightened himself and simply replied, “Yes I do.” The purple cat frowned, but the noble warrior continued, “Right now, I’m about as strong as Goku was when you first came to earth. Not long after that, he came here and trained with Whis and soon attained godly ki. If he and Vegeta could do it, then why can’t I?”
“Are you okay Dad?” Gohan inquired. “I hope you aren’t getting sick.”
“Nah, it was nothing,” the saiyan replied rubbing his nose. “That just came out of nowhere.”
“What about you Vegeta? That sounded like a pretty nasty sne-“
The saiyan prince stared at Gohan with a look that could kill multiple times over. Then he quickly wiped his nose and gruffly said, “Nothing’s wrong.”
Gohan nervously laughed with his hand on the back of his neck. “Of course not.” He put his hands behind his back and leaned forward. “But even the “Prince of all Saiyans” is not immune to a little col-“
“Remind me why we let you train with us again!?” Vegeta yelled.
Gohan straightened himself and simply replied, “Because I’m the only one with a power level closest to you and Dad on the planet. Plus YOU are the one who wanted me to attain and learn to use godly ki so YOU could have a different training partner besides Dad.”
Vegeta scoffed and turned away. Goku looked confused. He looked towards Vegeta. “You want to replace me! I thought we were best buddies!” he whined crossing his arms.
“Don’t confuse the necessary evil that is our relationship as “friendship”!” Vegeta shot back. “You are only my sparring partner! A stepping stone to further my training and power! Nothing more!”
Surprisingly, Goku got upset. He strode over and yelled in Vegeta’s face, “You would never have learned how to go Super Saiyan Blue had it not been for me!”
Vegeta but heads with him and yelled back, “I would have achieved that form with or without you-you ridiculous clown!”
Goku butted back turning super saiyan blue answering, “No, you wouldn’t!”
Vegeta turned super saiyan blue himself and responded in kind, “Yes I would have!”
“You can’t even go Super Saiyan 3!” Goku jabbed.
“And why would I learn such a useless transformation?!”
The two arguing saiyans went back and forth until they just ended up brawling each other. Gohan sighed, stood back and watched. He knew there wasn’t much he could do to stop them, so he walked over to a nearby tree and laid down beneath its shadow. He placed his hands behind his head and wondered how much stronger he’ll be once he learns how to use godly ki. “…I wonder how Krillin’s training with Whis is going? Man, if he learned how to use god ki, that would be so amazing.”
“Achoo! Man, where did that come from?” Krillin asked wiping his nose.
“So you really think you can learn how to use the energy of the gods?”
Krillin looked up and back at the god of destruction. He straightened himself again and replied, “That’s right?”
Beerus looked down at the ground, kind of with a disappointed or even, surprisingly, a sad expression. He looked back up at the dwarf, swaggered over to him, and landed his right hand on his shoulder. He brought himself eye-to-eye with him and said, “I’m sorry to have to break this to ya…but humans can’t use god ki.”
“…yeah, I’m not buying it.”
Beerus furrowed his brow. “Excuse me?” he said rather angrily.
Krillin realized he just told off the god of destruction and immediately assumed a more respectful demeanor. “Forgive me, Lord Beerus,” he said with a small bow, “but I can’t help but think you are saying that in order to discourage me from my training.” He paused for a moment, looking at Beerus’ feet, and then back to his yellow eyes. “I don’t mean any disrespect, and please forgive my earlier comment, but I have done, in a couple of months, what Goku and Vegeta took decades to do. I have not only surpassed Frieza when we were back on Namek but also Cell and now Kid Buu.”
Beerus blinked for a moment and briefly turned to Whis and asked, “Who is this Cell Whis?”
“Let me check,” the angel replied bringing up Earth’s history in the orb on his staff. “Ah, here he is. Quite the handsome fellow I must say. This creature is a biological android composed of the earth’s strongest warriors, including some of its villains. It had the capability of absorbing energy from other lifeforms and thus become stronger. Before Frieza’s resurrection, this creature was stronger than even Frieza.”
“Huh,” Beerus thoughtfully grunted. “And wasn’t uhh… Kid Buu that demon the crazy wizard Bibidi created a few millennia ago?” he asked prodding his skull with his finger.
“That would be correct, Lord Beerus,” Whis chimed. “And he was strong enough to wipe out galaxies by systematically destroying innumerable planets and stars”
“Humph,” he scoffed crossing his arms leaning back. “Amateur. I destroyed entire galaxies in one go.”
“However,” the angel said, “you did let him live because he did most of your job for you Lord Beerus. In fact, I’d wager he did your job better than you,” he playfully jabbed with a wink and a smile. “But I do believe that Krillin still has something to tell us,” he stated gesturing towards the warrior. Just in time too before Beerus could make his angry reply.
“H-heh heh,” Krillin laughed sheepishly. He then cleared his throat and continued. “My point is, I have grown faster than anyone. In only three months I have gotten stronger than even Kid Buu. So if I have been able to cover this much ground already, then why can’t I learn how to use god ki?”
Beerus exhaled through his nose and then turned his head to look at his attendant. Whis returned the gaze. He nodded and shifted his eyes to Krillin. “I am very sorry, Krillin,” the angel started, “but what Lord Beerus has said is true. It isn’t that you don’t have the ability to learn to use godly ki, it’s the fact that the human body is incapable of attaining. No matter how hard you tried, even if I trained you the same way I trianed Goku and Vegeta, you would never be able to possess that power. It has nothing to do with your learning ability but all to do with your human physiology.”
Krillin’s eyes widened with shock. Then he stood there for a moment, unwinking. Finally, he blinked and shook himself. He tilted his head away from the two, thought for a moment, and remembered something that Whis told him back on the moon nearly four months prior. He looked back at the angel and inquired, “Back at the moon, you asked me if I wanted to have a power equal to, if not, greater than Gok- err I mean the saiyans… right?”
“Wait, you two were on the moon?” the surprised cat said.
Whis smiled pleasantly. “Indeed I did, Krillin.”
“Why were you two on the moon?” Beerus quietly asked in the background.
Krillin posed the question, “So does that mean I don’t need godly ki to rival Goku?”
“Not at all,” the angel replied with a shake of his head and his never disappearing smile.
“W-well,” the dwarf stumbled, “what do I need? What techniques or abilities do I need to learn in order to beat Goku.”
Whis grinned a larger than average smile. Then he brought up his his hand and extended his index and middle finger. “Two techniques,” he said. Then he retracted his middle finger. “The one will help you to match him and the other will help you to best him. The one is a technique called “Ki Magnification”, and you already have a propensity in favor of this technique, so learning it should be a sinch. Mastering it in time is another matter altogether, but I’m sure you’ll get the hang of it.” Then he extended his middle finger again with the index. “The other technique is a much more shall we say… delicate thing to learn. It’s called “Ki Transmutation”, and should you try to utilize it without proper mastery, let’s just say going home to an angry wife will be the least of your problems.”
Krillin cocked his head with a sheepish expression plastering his face. He started shaking a little and, with a fake smile, asked, “W-what exactly d-do you mean by l-l-least of m-my problems?”
“Every vein in your body would dissolve along with your heart and vital organs,” he sang with a smile and his typical laugh. Then he placed his hand on his chin and with thinking expression said, “Although I do suppose saying heart and vital organs is a little redundant, so let’s simply say your vital organs will dissolve,” he finished placing his hand behind his back with a firm smile on his face.
“S-so your s-saying that if I use this k-Ki Transmutation wrong, that I’ll essentially die… again,” Krillin stuttered pointing to himself.
“That would be correct,” Whis chimed. “Are we ready to begin?”
Author’s Note: Hello again. I hope you liked this chapter. Things are starting to heat up for our favorite dwarf. If you have any ideas for the story be sure to leave a comment below. I am more than happy to hear your critiques, criticisms, advice, and ideas. I have every intention to finish this story, so be sure to continue following along. I hope you all have a wonderful day. Cheers!