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Dragon Ball: These are all known Saiyan transformations

After we recently traveled through time together through the Dragon Ball timeline have undertaken, let us now devote ourselves to the numerous transformations of the Saiyajins. By the way, we will skip the base form of a Saiyajin. The same applies to Son-Goku's Kaioken, because this is a technique and not a transformation, as well as the Ultra Instinct (Omen), since this power can also be mastered by other living beings. As with my little Dragon Ball timeline, the following information about the various Saiyajin transformations also largely comes from my own Dragon Ball knowledge. I have adjusted and supplemented smaller knowledge gaps with the official information in the Daizenshuu magazines and the English Dragon Ball Wiki. But now let's finally get started :)

Saiyan Transformation # 1: Oozaru

The first transformation we see in the Dragon Ball story is that into one Oozaru. After he and his friends have been captured by Prince Pilaf and his henchmen, Son Goku transforms into a gigantic monkey. All Saiyajins who still have their tails and look at the full moon can transform themselves into an oozaru. In addition, this transformation can also be triggered artificially, for example by the Saiyan creating a power ball, i.e. an artificial moon. In this form, some Saiyans seem to lose control of themselves, but there are certainly examples in which Saiyajins keep their minds in this form. When transformed into an oozaru, the strength of a Saiyajin increases tenfold.

Vegeta and Nappa as Oozaru

In addition, there is also a special form of this transformation that has so far only been achieved by a few Saiyajins: the Golden Oozaru. The strength and destructiveness of a Golden Oozaru are dramatically superior to that of a normal Oozaru, and even exceed the power of a Triple Super Saiyan. This particular transformation had to be achieved and controlled by Goku and Vegeta before they could transform into a Quadruple Super Saiyan. It is possible that the Golden Oozaru is the Legendary Super Saiyan from the ancient legends. Fun fact: Broly has a special version of this transformation with a green coat.

Saiyan Transformation # 2: Wrathful Saiyan

This transformation is reserved for Broly and allows him to the power of an oozaru to use without having to transform for it. His eyes take on a yellow color, similar to that of a quadruple Super Saiyan. In addition, a green aura envelops his body.

Broly as a Wrathful Saiyan

In the second stage of this transformation, Broly's strength increases significantly. His muscles grow and his body gets bigger. In addition, like a Super Saiyan, his hair stands up. The power of the first stage of this form is roughly on par with that of a Super Saiyan God.

Saiyan Transformation # 3: Quasi-Super Saiyan

This transformation is also called Fake super saiyan or pseudo super saiyan and could only be reached by Son-Goku in his fight against the evil Namekian Lord Slug. During this transformation, a golden aura envelops Son-Goku's body, his pupils disappear and he seems to be overwhelmed by his anger.

Son Goku as a quasi-super Saiyan

As a quasi-Super Saiyan, Son Goku's powers are significantly increased - enough to be able to defeat Lord Slug. Against Slug in his giant Namekian form, the power of this transformation would probably not have been enough, although Son-Goku never had complete control over this form.

Saiyan Transformation # 4: Super Saiyan

The first Saiyan in history to achieve this form is the legendary warrior Yamoshi. Achieved a thousand years later Son Goku also this transformation in his fight against Freezer. During this transformation, the Saiyan's hair turns gold, his hair stands on end, his pupils turn green and his strength increases fifty times. In addition, speed and endurance are increased. While this transformation was initially reserved for a few Saiyajins who had a traumatic experience or who had to undergo intensive training, the Super Saiyajin is no longer anything special.

Son Goku as Super Saiyan

Also worth mentioning in this context are the so-called S cells. If a Saiyan has many of these special cells, he is more likely to be able to reach the Super Saiyan. In Dragon Ball GT it is implied that Pan cannot transform into a Super Saiyan because she is only a quarter Saiyan. Against this assumption, however, speaks the fact that both Son-Goku Jr. and Vegeta Jr. were able to master the Super Saiyan, although their proportion of Saiyan blood is even lower than that of Pan.

Saiyan Transformation # 5: Super Saiyan A-Type & Super Saiyan C-Type

There are several intermediate forms that a Saiyan can attain before transforming into a Dual Super Saiyan. The Super Saiyan A-type is an unnatural transformation that has only been used by Broly (DBZ) so far.

Broly as Super Saiyan A-type

During this transformation, the true transformation into a Super Saiyan, and thus also the true power of this form, is suppressed. Paragus achieved this by means of a device with which he could make his son Broly compliant.

Closely related to this form is the so-called Super Saiyan C-type. This transformation is a special evolution of the regular Super Saiyan and is only reserved for Broly and Kale. In this form, your hair will take on a yellow color. While Broly is enveloped in a green aura, Kale's aura is golden during this transformation.

Kale as a Super Saiyan C-type

Super Saiyan C-Type have absolute control of their energy and can therefore use it much more efficiently than normal Super Saiyajins. Broly activates this power while still in his wrathful state to further increase his strength. Kale, on the other hand, can achieve the Super Saiyan C-Type without the Wrathful stage.

Saiyan Transformation # 6: Second Degree and Third Degree Super Saiyan

Similar to the Super Saiyan A-type, this shape is also known as Ultra super saiyan is termed no natural transformation. In preparation for their fight against the cyborgs and Cell, Vegeta and Future Trunks as well as Son-Goku and Son-Gohan trained in the space of spirit and time. During their intense training, Vegeta, Future Trunks, and Goku were able to achieve the Second Degree Super Saiyan.

Vegeta as the Second Degree Super Saiyan

This transformation increases the physical strength as well as the speed of the Saiyajin significantly. Achieving and controlling this shape also ensured that her normal Super Saiyan shape got a noticeable power boost.

The third-degree Super Saiyan, on the other hand, could only be achieved by Future Trunks and Son Goku, the latter being quick the disadvantages of this transformation stood out. In this form a Saiyan can access 100% of his physical strength and is probably at least twice as strong as a normal Super Saiyan. However, the user loses speed for this power.

Future Trunks as Third Degree Super Saiyan

As a third-degree Super Saiyan, Future Trunks is significantly stronger than Vegeta and even surpasses the power of Perfect Cell, but Trunks does not manage to meet Cell even once. Vegeta probably, like Son Goku, made a conscious decision against this transformation because he knew about its disadvantages.

Saiyan Transformation # 7: Super Saiyan Full Power

After intensive training in the space of spirit and time, Son Goku and his son Son Gohan were the first to achieve the Super Saiyan Full Power. Alternatively, this stage is also called Fourth Degree Super Saiyan designated. This form is also not a normal transformation, but strictly speaking "only" an improvement of the normal Super Saiyan.

Son Goku and Son Gohan as Super Saiyan Full Power

Saiyans who achieve this level were able to fully master the Super Saiyan and maintain this transformation over a longer period of time. Thanks to the intensive training, this shape feels like their base shape for Goku and Gohan. Super Saiyajins Full Power reduce the stress on their bodies due to complete control over this form.

Saiyan Transformation # 8: Legendary Super Saiyan

This special transformation is reserved for special Saiyajins and cannot be achieved in an unnatural way. The only Saiyans who have mastered this transformation are Broly (DBZ + DBS) and Kale. Alternatively, the Legendary Super Saiyan in Universe 7 is also called Super Saiyan Full Power designated. The body of a Saiyan changes in this transformation similar to that in a Super Saiyan of the third degree, but without showing the disadvantages of this transformation. A legendary Super Saiyan is therefore significantly more powerful than a regular Super Saiyan, but does not lose any of its speed despite its immense muscle mass.

Broly as the Legendary Super Saiyan

Outstanding features of this transformation, in addition to the massive muscle mass, are also the green aura and initially also green hair. Similar to a quasi-super Saiyan, the Saiyan's pupils disappear during this transformation. In addition, the Legendary Super Saiyan is called true form or final form of a Saiyajin viewed. The legendary Super Saiyan is the perfect warrior who only appears once every 1000 years and ruthlessly destroys everything in his path. Broly (DBS) is powerful enough in this form to take on two Super Saiyan Blue.

In the 6th universe this transformation is also called Super Saiyan Berserker, Legendary Saiyan and Demon Saiyan designated. A warrior who appears every 1000 years and thanks to his overwhelming strength wipes out everything and everyone around him. Kale, who was able to achieve this form during the tournament of strength, initially lost control of herself completely and, like Broly, fought against anyone who stood in her way. The power of the demon Saiyan continues to grow until it destroys himself, should the user not be able to control this transformation.

Kale as Super Saiyan Berserker

Similar to the normal Super Saiyan, the Legendary Super Saiyan also has additional levels that its user can reach. For example, Broly and Kale have mastered a stronger version of this form, the Legendary Super Saiyan 2. While they are in this transformation, their hair becomes a little longer, but the muscle mass shrinks again and the aura around their body is enveloped in lightning. It is believed that this level is the true form of the Legendary Super Saiyan. In addition to Broly and Kale, Kefla, the fusion of Kale and Caulifla, also masters this transformation.

Saiyan Transformation # 9: Double Super Saiyan

Gohan became the first Saiyan to reach this level in his fight against Cell after Goku's eldest son let his anger run wild. Be the first Double Super Saiyan he was clearly superior to his opponent, which can be attributed to the massive power boosts of this transformation. The power of this transformation is twice that of a simple super Saiyan; the power of the base form is thus increased a hundred times.

Gohan as a two-time Super Saiyan

There are several ways for a Saiyan to initiate this transformation. As with Gohan, for example, it can be a overwhelmingly strong emotion be. Another option would be one extremely intense trainingas Son-Goku did during his time in the afterlife. The transformation can also be achieved through the irrepressible desires be triggered for more strength, for example to protect a loved one. The Saiyajins of the 6th universe also showed a fourth method: this transformation can also be triggered by an enormous concentration of Ki in their back.

As you transform into a two-time Super Saiyan, the muscles grow, the golden hair grows longer and stands even more on end. Also noticeable are lightning bolts that envelop the Saiyajin's body. In addition, this can transform affect the character of a Saiyan, This is how the otherwise calm and reserved Gohan became a merciless killer during his first transformation into a twofold Super Saiyan who preferred to torture Cell rather than defeat him immediately.

Son Goku as Super Saiyan: Berserk

The power of the Twofold Super Saiyan can also be increased, which is why there are more intensified forms of this transformation. In this transformation, if a Saiyan falls into the Rage modeFor example, as Vegeta did in his fight against Beerus after he had beaten Bulma, the power of the Double Super Saiyan can be increased enormously and even briefly surpass that of a Triple Super Saiyan. In the fight against the evil Saiyan Cumber, Son-Goku also achieved the Super Saiyan: Berserk (SDBH only), a corrupted form of the two-fold Super Saiyan, originated from his opponent's evil ki.

Future Trunks as Super Saiyan Rage

Future Trunks also showed an expanded form of the Double Super Saiyan in his fight against Goku, which moves on a par with a Triple Super Saiyan. His form of in the fight against Goku Black and Future Zamasu Super Saiyan Rage (Anime only) is also a reinforced variant of the Double Super Saiyan.

Saiyan Transformation # 10: Triple Super Saiyan

At his first meeting with the demon Majin Boo, Son Goku turned into a Triple Super Saiyan for the first time. The power boost through this transformation is enormous and increases both strength and speed massively. However, this transformation has its downsides, as it puts an extraordinary strain on the Saiyajin's body and leads to faster fatigue than when using the normal or double Super Saiyajins. The energy consumption is so high that with Son-Goku's transformation the whole earth was shaken and even his time in this world was shortened and the fusion time of Gotenks was noticeably reduced.

Son Goku as Triple Super Saiyan

It also appears to be in favor of achieving this transformation special circumstances required, so Son-Goku reached the Triple Super Saiyan during his time in the afterlife and Son-Goten and Trunks mastered the transformation in the space of spirit and time. In addition, the ki during this transformation is more powerful than in the normal Super Saiyan forms, even so enormous that it penetrates into the world of the Kaioshins.

Apart from that, this transformation is visually noticeably different from other Super Saiyan transformations. The golden hair here takes on a more yellow color and grows significantly longer. In addition, the eyebrows disappear. Incidentally, it appears that a Triple Super Saiyan is glowing continuously, illuminating its immediate surroundings. Incidentally, the color of his aura does not change compared to the previous transformations and, like a two-time Super Saiyan, the body is enveloped by lightning.

According to Akira Toriyama, both the Double and Triple Super Saiyan are just stronger variants of the normal Super Saiyan. The complete mastery of the regular Super Saiyan could increase its power to such an extent that it surpasses that of a double and triple Super Saiyajin without stressing the body as much. Small fun fact: In early drafts, Son-Goku had his Saiyan tail again in this transformation.

Incidentally, Broly was the only Legendary Super Saiyan who was able to achieve a special form of this transformation: Den Legendary Super Saiyan 3. In a sense, this is a combination of the Legendary Super Saiyan and a Triple Super Saiyan. Broly's hair grows extremely, but it retains its green color. Broly was able to achieve this form with a massive power boost after his fight against Gohan, Goten and Trunks in the 10th DBZ film. During this transformation, Broly is stronger than Super Boo after he absorbed Gohan.

Broly as Legendary Super Saiyan 3

That being said, the Triple Super Saiyan also has modified forms. Broly's special version of the Legendary Super Saiyan was referred to above, but also infant After the takeover of Vegeta's body, it has a shape that corresponds to that of a triple Super Saiyajin, but is clearly different in appearance from this, which is due to the connection of a Tsufuruji and a Saiyajin. There is also the so-called Villainous fashion, a corrupted version of this transformation brought about by the dark magic of the demon god Demigra. With his power, Demigra also corrupted normal and dual super Saiyans.

Saiyan Transformation # 11: Super Saiyan God

The first Super Saiyan Yamoshi, is also closely related to this transformation because he was also the first super saiyan god. After his death, his soul found no peace, but wandered on through the 7th universe, looking for Saiyajins with a pure heart. Son-Goku and his friends learned about the legend of the Super Saiyan God from Shenlong: During a civil war between good and bad Saiyajins on the planet Sadal a long time ago a Super Saiyan God appeared after six pure-hearted Saiyajins took power transferred to one of their midst. However, since the power of this transformation is only temporary, they were ultimately murdered by their enemies.

Son Goku as Super Saiyan God

Son Goku was the first modern Saiyajin who could achieve this form, also through the aforementioned ritual. With him, however, this power should not remain temporary, because he incorporated it and since then has been able to turn into a Super Saiyan God even without the ritual Super Saiyan Red called, transform. A Saiyan's body appears younger and thinner during this transformation. In addition, his eyes and hair take on a red color. In contrast to the other Super Saiyan transformations, the body is not enveloped in a golden, but a red, fiery, blazing aura. Fun fact: The original design was based on the Quadruple Super Saiyan; the Saiyajin's body should appear significantly more muscular and should also wear a cape in this form.

In addition, there are other peculiarities that distinguish these transformations from the rest. As a Saiyan becomes a god through ritual, or in the case of Vegeta through intensive training, his ki changes. The Saiyan energy is now divine and can no longer be felt by normal mortals. Other gods, on the other hand, can very well perceive this special ki. The Saiyan's fighting style is also changing. Instead of relying on brute force, the user acts very proactively in combat, evades and waits for the counterattack. Self-healing powers and the ability to negate enemy attacks have also been observed in a Super Saiyan god.

Son Goku as a god-like Saiyan

Closely related to the Super Saiyan God is that God-like Saiyan. This form can only be achieved by those Saiyajins who have the power of a Super Saiyan God and have been able to make it their own. If he was able to absorb the divine ki, a Saiyajin is able to use the power of the Super Saiyajin God without having to transform. The Saiyajin's appearance does not change with this shape. The body of a god-like Saiyan is surrounded by a white aura. Fun fact: In addition to Goku and Vegeta, Broly (Dragon Ball Heroes) also has a god form whose power is superior to that of a Super Saiyan Blue.

Saiyan Transformation # 12: Super Saiyan Blue

If a Saiyajin was able to reach the level of a Super Saiyan God and fully master the power of this transformation, he is able to reach the next level: the Super Saiyan Blue or also Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan. To achieve this transformation, he must activate his divine ki and then transform into a Super Saiyan; The perfect control over one's own Ki is thus the key to this transformation, so to speak.