Animation was better this episode, IMO. Was kind of dreading the fighting when Jiren powered up but the auras were much improved.
rip Seventeen. lasted a lot longer than I expected he would
Spoilerwhat the hell happened with 17?
Like dbzk said, a self destruction attack is a massive, uncontrolled explosion with more energy than anyone can handle.
How can 17 unleash himself when he's busy protecting V and G with his bubbles?
Remember Majin Vegeta, how he told Piccolo to get the f*ck out and run for his f*cking life because he's going to blow everything close to pieces?
At first, I thought that 17 was going to absorb this attack and get himself killed, which wouldn't count as a kill because he willingly used a technique of sorts to become a sponge for this complete attack, which would put Jiren in the safe zone because Jiren didn't focus 100% of this attack at 17.
I think that would've worked better.. but still not perfect. I wish it just never happened, now we got another loose end and an itch we won't be able to scratch, unless they decide to bring 17 back.
Self destruction doesn't have to be a massive explosion; in fact there's been several times it hasn't. Chiaotzu & the saibamen for example. At the end of the day, it's up to the technique variant in question and how the user chooses to manipulate their ki; semi-perfect Cell attempting to self-destruct to destroy the Earth as an example on the opposite side of things.
I feel like 17 self destructing as a way to neutralize Jiren's attack is consistent with how he has been portrayed throughout the tournament in terms of ki manipulation.