>>164898768>It still shows her attack power is enough to hurt him through his defenses
If that were the case, Gohan, Krillin, and Vegeta would be near Recoome for getting in a few blows. The logic just doesn't work.>Think of it like how Vegeta couldn't keep up with 18 due to stamina differences. He was still ridiculously strong but she could last longer.
Look at it from a writing perspective, why would both of them say that and imply Goku was weaker than normal if that wasn't the writers' intention?>See pic related
Before that, Whis said Goku was losing grasp of UI, so he had to finish it in a single blow. Kefla would've won because he couldn't last much longer anyway.