My biggest problem with this theory is a similar problem I have with a lot of theories...it doesn't sound right. Not because it feels faulty in logic, but because it doesn't sound like the author. To me, the concept of Zeno blowing up universes because it only wants strong entertainment is much more along the lines of Toriyama's thinking than "proper society". It feels like trying to bring a lot of sense and logic to an author that makes poop jokes.
What has stood out in Super in general is honestly how strange and sort of fricked up everything is, specifically Zeno. The strongest known God in all Universes is a playful child that plays space chess with real planets, killing millions of lives for fun. He doesn't care about the use of weapons in the exhibition match or if fighters die simply because of entertainment value. In a lot of ways, as Beerus said, Zeno is similar to Goku. The idea of Zeno caring about "society" and "the balance of the universe" makes little sense as Zeno has cared so little about that stuff in the first place. Heck, Zeno seems to care less about balance and order than BEERUS does. BEERUS. The idea of Zeno destroying universes because they are weak and not entertaining? That makes a lot more sense to me from looking at Zeno as a character.
We will just have to wait until another episode explains the Mortal Rating system further... Until then we can't say who is right and who isn't.
Also, i think that Zeno didn't make the Mortal Rating system, but the Grand Priest. Zeno seems a little too stupid and too childish to think about rating universes in general.
It makes sense, but I doubt it. They talk about strength or power or whatever. Having gods that fail at their job shouldn't influence the rating they're using.
Also, Zeno did allow all the universes to participate, he just decided the strongest four are exempt, which means they don't have to participate if they don't want to. All the other universes have to participate, no matter what.
It's more of how a society fits together (again, a theory). if its good then that universe has a higher rating and if its bad a lower rating. If we were talking about strength, the grand priest said that Gohan and Basil were basically the lowest rated mortals in this room. Hercule is in this room too. HERCULE. (Unless you are a Satanist who believes that Hercule beat cell). I think that is a bit weird. It is very confusing, but we will have to wait until further explanations...
I can see that, but I'm still not so sure about that. Keep in mind in Beerus complains to Supreme Kai about his method of letting planets obtain their own strength and ending up weak. Also, Zeno is not what I would exactly call a wise or even necessarily "good" deity. Unlike the Gods of Destruction who blow stuff up because it's their duty, Zeno just does it for funsies, and, like Goku, seems more interested in being entertained and having fun than keeping everything balanced and safe. If I remember correctly, it's also mentioned that the exhibition match is between the two "weakest" universes, but I could be remembering that incorrectly.
As for why the low tier universes were involved, it's because people like Goku exist. Despite coming from a universe that overall has fairly low power levels in general, you have Goku, who has a power level that is starting to get close to rivaling the Gods themselves. It's been proven that even the low tier universes can have some amazing fighters.
I basically agree with this theory from Rhymestyle:
Talking about the "weakest" universes you have heard somewhere maybe, "weakest" and "strongest" doesnt have to mean strength or power.
Let's also keep in mind that while Universe 7 is the second lowest on the power scale, it's based on the average mortal. While other Universes have higher averages, that doesn't mean the lower averages might have individual fighters that top theirs. We also know very little about the actual tournament that's going to take place, bar the results of victory. It could be a straight up tournament bracket, or something completely new, it's hard to tell.
I think that the mortal rating they are talking about isn't about strength, but more about culture, government and good and evil. If it was based on strength, why didnt Zen-oh let the top tier universes fight then, that would be much more fun to watch i reckon. The reason universe 7's mortal rate is so low, is probably because of Frieza. He literally owned most of the universe (bit exaggerated maybe) and he terrorized tons of planets. He turned a lot of people evil and because of that the mortal rating is so low. Also, The current supreme kai is very unexperienced and Beerus is sleeping most of the time. so this universe isnt being governed very well.
If you look at the Kaioshin and Hakaishin of universe 9, you see that they dont "govern" really well... The kai is a psycho and the God of Destruction is very indicisive. The Furry Bros are also pretty crazy... That is my theory about the mortal rating. Not based on strength and power, but evilness and culture and stuff.
Can someone "rate" my teams? Also, what combinations are good for a mono-AGL team (i'll just use a friend Vegito) and a team against Gogeta with my current SSR's/UR's? (Global btw, JP teams/chars coming up)
I'm beginning to believe you haven't actually seen any of the original or Z at this point, to be honest.
Characters being injured or worse by being caught off guard?
(Oh, and guess who has divine Ki and is getting taken down by a mook?)
Characters getting boosts from becoming enraged?
(not like that's the most iconic thing in anime history or anything, right?)
Also, considering Bulma immediately pulled out the super glue and gave it to Trunks to repair the urn... And let's be honest, wasn't all the build up for the Mafuba in the original just as wasted? Muten Roshi fails at using it, and Tenshinhan never gets the chance to use it because he destroyed the rice cooker.
I'll concede the bit with the Room of Spirit and Time, however. That one admittedly perplexed me, and may have just been used as a gag.
Zamasu does look a bit derpy, but one of the villains in DBZ was a giant man baby with a tablecloth wrapped around his neck and wears a fight diaper, so it's nothing that new.
That being said... really, you're trying to apply logic to Dragon Ball? We get it... you're a One Piece fanboy, but have you ever noticed how stupid all the villains in that tend to look? Or for that matter, the fact that it has the same poor animation as DBS's first couple arcs (even the intros on One Piece are terribly animated)? And if we're gonna complain about a lack of logic, how about the fact that the main character of One Piece is A. supposed to be a pirate, B. never really does "pirate" things and C. and most importantly... CANNOT SWIM IN A CAREER CHOICE SURROUNDED BY WATER HIS BIGGEST WEAKNESS? Yes, another series being poorly written doesn't defend the issues with DBS, but that's not my point. The failings you claim are in DBS are present in pretty much every shonen action series before and after, so why is it okay in the others, but Dragon Ball Super does it, and suddenly "it's stupid?"
I won't deny the first two arcs were terrible (as was the Fake Vegeta arc). Heaven knows, nobody was more pissed off about the ridiculously stupid universe punching naughtyword than I was, but the stuff that has come since the Golden Freeza arc ended has been pretty damn good. Any failings you keep trying to throw at it were present even in the original series for the most part, and pretty much EVERY other shonen franchise since.
If you're gonna make complaints, how about making some that aren't so easily deflected, and actually have some substance (such as pointing out that Goku and Vegeta have jumped between time like 3 times now, even though the story probably could have been told with only two jumps? For that matter, if the Trunks TV special was any indication, Roshi is still alive, and so Goku wouldn't have had to have returned to his own timeline in order to learn the Mafuba).
I hate to break it to you, but beyond the art style, there's not a lot of difference between this and either of the first two Dragon Ball anime's content. Feel free to try proving otherwise, but something tells me at this point, you're complaining just for the sake of complaining.
Hmmmm Nia is getting salty... But yeah, i agree with Nia.