When the Dragon Ball Super series started, it was refreshing to see all of the new characters introduced, who have since made their way into the DBS CG. These included the adorable Zenos, the dastardly Zamasu, the formidably Jiren and the deadly Hit. Although you may already be familiar with Hit, there may be a few things you didn’t know about the assassin of Universe 6.
Have you ever wondered why Hit wears a coat, despite it being unsuitable for battle? As well as looking seriously cool, the coat also helps him. Before doing his time skip, Hit hides his hands in his pockets so that his opponent has no chance of tracking his movements. In the manga, it has another role – when fighting Jiren, he takes off the bottom part of his coat to give himself increased movability, much like how Goku and Piccolo increase their speed by removing their weighting clothing. The front of the yellow Hit leader card, which came with the Assault of the Saiyans booster, shows the chilling calmness of the character as he casually places his hands in his pocket, readying to land a deadly blow that his victim never saw coming.
It seems that when it comes to Goku’s most formidable opponents, their secret is laziness. Frieza claimed that he had never trained a day in his life, Cell absorbed others to increase his strength, Beerus just sleeps and eats, and Hit never had to try because he didn’t need to until Goku came along. In the non-signature versions of ‘Hit, Pride of Universe 6’, we see Hit fiercely fighting when faced with Goku, opposed to his usual relaxed stance. I suppose the survival of your entire universe would also make you try a little harder than usual, even if you do have the power of time on your side.
In the Dragon Ball Super anime series, we never actually get to see how powerful Hit is. Arguably, we see him going all out in the Hit mini-arc, but that was filler for the series. Akira Toriyama himself has stated that we are yet to see Hit’s full power, something we will no doubt witness in the future. Will we get cards to reflect the ultimate assassin’s true limits? Maybe a nice 8+ Battle Card to rival the other big boys in the DBS CG?
Although Hit is one of the fastest fighters in the entire Dragon Ball franchise, he is, ironically, one of the oldest. On occasion, we have seen Master Roshi move like lighting when fighting his opponents in the Tournament of Power, or trying to dodge Bulma’s fist when acting inappropriate, but at the grand old age of 1000 years old, Hit definitely puts a lot of other fighters to shame.
Despite their rivalry prior to the Tournament of Power, Goku and Hit eventually become friends and even team up together, as seen in the ‘Son Goku & Hit, Supreme Alliance’ and ‘Son Goku & Hit, Temporary Truce’ cards. The fact that Bandai chose to split the colour of these cards only adds to the epic tag team, as the ‘Super Saiyan God Goku’ leader card was blue and the Hit leader, that we previously mentioned, was yellow. Will we see more of this duo together in the future? It would be nice to see an SCR similar to ‘SS Son Goku & Frieza, Miraculous Conclusion’.
Despite being one of the most formidable fighters in the Dragon Ball franchise, Hit primarily uses his martial arts techniques in combat, rather than energy-based attacks. Of course, he can manipulate time and punch people so hard that he can stop their hearts.
Although the Tournament of Power saw Hit return to his own universe, it is likely that he will make a return in the Dragon Ball Super anime. Those missing him in the Dragon Ball Super CG would have been happy to see him return in the Saiyan Showdown booster set with the ‘Hit, Battlefield Manipulator’ unison card.
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