Goku and Trunks fight Cardinal Mutchy Mutchy; Luud awakens.
As we saw at the end of last episode, Cardinal Mutchy Mutchy has now transformed into a monster. Goku and Trunks fight him and, of course, win.
The true leader of “Luudism,” Dolltaki, shows himself to the followers of his cult, and turns them all into dolls against their will. He feeds them all to the Luud statue, causing it to awaken.
Most of the episode involves the fight with Mutchy Mutchy, but it just felt lethargic and instantly forgettable. And now that we’ve met Dolltaki, the real leader of the Luud cult, Mutchy Mutchy seems irrelevant.
It also drives me nuts how much Goku and Trunks have been depowered to put them on equal footing with their opponent. With Goku it makes sense, since he’s a child now, but are we to believe that Trunks has been slacking off so much in his training that he has to turn Super Saiyan just to lift a bunch of bricks over his head?
I liked Mutchy Mutchy’s monster form. His design harkens back to the xenomorph-type look with the elongated head that Toriyama loved to use. I could see myself getting a toy of Mutchy Mutchy if it existed, or at least picking it up in a store to say “neat” before dropping it in the middle of the aisle.