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How fast is Beerus?

Beerus is a fictional character from the Dragon Ball media franchise. As the God of Destruction within the series’ universe, he is incredibly powerful and has demonstrated unbelievable speed and agility during combat. In this article, we will analyze Beerus’ abilities and attempt to quantify exactly how fast he can move.

Beerus’ Role and Abilities

As mentioned, Beerus is the God of Destruction in the Dragon Ball universe. His job is to maintain balance by destroying planets, civilizations, and other entities. Beerus is a purple anthropomorphic cat and first appeared as an antagonist in the movie Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods.

Beerus is thousands of years old but appears quite young. He is accompanied by his martial arts teacher and attendant, Whis. Beerus’ power is so great that even the strongest mortal warriors like Goku have struggled to match him in combat. He possesses incredible superhuman abilities like:

  • Immense strength
  • Durability
  • Reflexes
  • Speed
  • Agility
  • Ki manipulation and energy projection

Beerus is a master fighter having trained for hundreds of years under Whis. He is proficient in many martial arts techniques and can unleash devastating attacks. Most notably, his speed and agility seem nearly unmatched in the Dragon Ball universe.

Beerus’ Speed Feats

Throughout the Dragon Ball Super series, Beerus has demonstrated jaw-dropping speed and quickness during battle. Here are some of his most impressive speed feats:

  • Effortlessly dodging and catching energy blasts from Goku in Super Saiyan God form
  • Moving faster than Ultra Instinct -Sign- Goku could react
  • Crossing galaxies in mere minutes
  • Outpacing Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta
  • Blitzing through multiple opponents before they can react
  • Reacting fast enough to block a sneak attack from fellow God of Destruction Quitela

These are just a few examples of the blinding swiftness Beerus can exhibit in combat. When he gets truly serious, very few fighters seem capable of even tracking his movements let alone landing a hit on him. Beerus leverages his speed to overwhelm his opponents with an untraceable blur of attacks.

Attempting to Quantify Beerus’ Speed

Given Beerus’ demonstrated combat speed feats, fans have attempted to quantify just how fast he can move. This is difficult to pin down exactly, but we can make some educated guesses based on in-universe evidence:

FTL Combat Speed

Beerus should comfortably have FTL (Faster Than Light) combat speed based on his ability to cross galaxies in minutes. For context, the Andromeda Galaxy is 2.5 million light years from the Milky Way Galaxy. If Beerus can traverse that distance in even an hour, he would be moving over 10 million times the speed of light.

Massively FTL Travel Speed

Beerus’ travel speed while not fighting may be even more ridiculous. When teaming up with Quitela to investigate a new planet, they managed to travel many times the diameter of the observable universe seemingly instantly. This would require moving billions of times faster than light.

Quadrillions of Times FTL Reaction Speed

Beerus’ reactions may be faster still. To effortlessly dodge energy blasts and counterattacks from the likes of Goku and Vegeta, he would need to react at quadrillions of times the speed of light at a minimum. His reflexes are so quick that even enhanced fighters moving massively faster than light cannot seem to land a hit.

Considering that Whis, Beerus’ master, is even faster – the God of Destruction may have reflexes and reactions up to quintillions of times FTL based on scaling.

Comparisons to Other Speedsters

How does Beerus’ speed compare to other fast fictional characters? Here are some examples:

Character Speed
The Flash Up to light speed
Superman Thousands of times light speed
Sonic the Hedgehog Up to thousands of times light speed
Beerus Quadrillions of times light speed

As we can see, Beerus’ combat and reaction speed is on an entirely different level than even the fastest non-DBZ characters. The only characters that can compare are other top-tier Dragon Ball warriors.


Due to his role and abilities as a God of Destruction within the Dragon Ball mythos, Beerus possesses absolutely tremendous speed. He can fly across galaxies in minutes and react fast enough to instantly counter attacks from massively FTL opponents. While we cannot quantify Beerus’ speed in scientifically meaningful terms, he should comfortably be able to move quadrillions of times the speed of light during battle.

Very few other fictional characters can match Beerus’ overwhelming swiftness. His speed is a core part of what makes him such a devastating force of destruction feared even by the Gods themselves. But Beerus still has not displayed his true full power, which means the God of Destruction may be able to move even faster when he cuts loose in the future.