Several months after the defeat of Majin Boo, peace has returned to Earth. Son Goku has settled down and now works as a radish farmer to support his family. His family and friends live peaceful lives. However, a new threat appears in the form of Beerus, The God of Destruction (破壊神ビルス Hakaishin Birusu) who is considered to be the most terrifying being in Universe 7. Beerus is eager to fight the legendary warrior whom he had seen in a prophecy, known as the Super Saiyan God (超スーパーサイヤ人ゴッド Sūpā Saiya-jin Goddo). To protect Earth, Goku transforms into the Super Saiyan God to fight Beerus and despite losing, the match appeases the God of Destruction enough so that he decides to spare the planet. This part of the series retells the events of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods.
While Goku and Vegeta leave with Beerus and his aide Whis for training, two remnants of Freeza's army arrive at Earth and use the Dragon Balls to revive him. Freeza then gathers his forces and returns to enact his revenge on Goku and his friends, but despite getting strong enough to attain a new transformation, he is once again defeated by Goku. This part of the series retells the events of Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F'.
On a later occasion, Champa, Beerus' twin brother and the God of Destruction from Universe 6, appears and convinces him to hold a tournament between the best fighters from each god's universe for the possession of Earth. Goku and some of his friends join the tournament, which ends in a surprising victory for Beerus' team after the strongest fighters from each side, Goku and Universe 6's Hit end up forfeiting.
After the tournament is completed, Future Trunks reappears, bringing news of a new, powerful enemy resembling Goku, known as Goku Black (ゴクウブラック Gokū Burakku). Goku and the others eventually discover that Goku Black is actually a Kaiō-shin from Universe 10 named Zamasu, who hijacked Goku's body from a different timeline as part of his plan to attain immortality and wipe out all mortals.
Some time after the threat of Zamasu is eliminated, a new tournament is organized by Zen-Oh, the king of all universes, featuring teams of fighters from each universe, called the Tournament of Power (力の大会 Chikara no Taikai). Goku, Vegeta, Gohan, Kuririn, Android 17, Android 18, Piccolo, Tenshinhan, Kame-Sennin, and Majin Boo join the tournament as representatives for Universe 7 in a battle that can decide its fate.