The Super Saiyan Transformation
||In the very early stage of a
pure-blooded Saiya-Jin, they all have black hair
and they look just like ordinary people, except
they have a tail at their rear end (like a
money). They gain their power level by training,
fighting and improving. The maximum power level
can be gained by an exceptionly powerful
Saiya-Jin is around 20,000 or 30,000. However,
another way is to gain power by looking at a full
moon (Ozuro Mode). By looking at a full moon will
transform them into a giant monsterous ape, which
their power level is increased 10 times.
a Sayia-Jin is turned into an ape (Ozuro Mode), they gain
the moon is suddenly covered up by dark cloud or
obstructed by a certain object, the Saiya-Jin ape is
instantly instantly transformed back to a normal
Trunks is the only Saiya-Jin who hasn't got black hair.
This is because he is mixed (son of Bulma and Vegeta)
the very first battle between Gokou and Prince Vegeta,
Gokou got his butt kicked by Vegeta when Vegeta is turned
into an ape.
tail was removed when he was with Bulma and Yamcha,
Yamcha had to cut it off since Gokou was transformed into
a giant ape.
was born to be a much inferior Saiya-Jin, with a power
level of only 2.
Saiya-Jin cannot turn into an ape if he/she hasn't got a
tail. The tail is where the energy is collected to
transform into a huge ape.
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SAIYA-JIN STAGE 1
The first Super Saiya-Jin appeared
in the DragonBall series, there Gokou was fighting against Frieza.
To transform into a Super Saiya-Jin, the Saiyan must be able to
build up the anger inside. Let the anger to increase the desire
of revenge therefore pushing the Saiya-Jin's power level
surpassing the maximum limit. If the process is successful, the
Saiya-Jin should have gold hair which sticks up and eyes turning
green. They also have this glow of golden light wraps around the
Saiya-Jin. As a Super Saiya-Jin, it increases the power, speed
and agility. This was how Gokou killed Frieza in the DragonBall
increase the overall power.
was the first Earth-raised Saiya-Jin to become a Super
Saiya-Jin, and maybe the first Saiya-Jin other than
Brolly (The ancient legenday Saiya-Jin). Vegeta got
jealous seeing Gokou as a Super Saiya-Jin, therefore he
quickly went back to training which made him the second
Saiya-Jin to turn into a Super Saiya-Jin.
is the first ever Saiya-Jin who has the natural ability
to turn into a Super Saiya-Jin, without pushing himself
to the limit. Gohan found out this ability while he was
training with Goten, while Gohan was explaining to Goten
that Goten couldn't possible become a SSJ without pushing
himself, then all of a sudden Goten just turned into a
SSJ too. Gohan was very suprised.
turned into a Super Saiyan by training with his father
Gokou during the battle with Cell.
death by Androids 18 and 16 triggered young Trunks'
anger and the desire for revenge, hence transformed
Trunks into Super Saiyan.
it or not, Pan (Gohan and Videl's daughter) and Bra
(Vegeta and Bulma's daughter) also have a good chance of
becoming a Super Saiya-Jin. However, one disadvantage
they are females, therefore it makes them harder to reach
to the level like Gokou, Gohan, Goten and the rest of the
male Saiya-Jins. You never know, maybe one day, one of
them might become the first even female SSJ...
was known that the transformation from a Saiya-Jin to a
Super Saiya-Jin, the power level is increased by a factor
thing is that, SSJ is also known to have 3 different
levels of its own. SSJ level 1, SSJ level 2 and SSJ level
3. SSJ level one is the most complete SSJ transformation,
SSJ level 2 is increased speed and strength, and SSJ
level 3 is increased strength, but decreased speed.
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SAIYA-JIN STAGE 2
to get to this stage, a Super Saiya-Jin must be able to
push past his/her own maximum limit. To get to this
process is much easier than transformation from Saiya-Jin
to Super Saiya-Jin. Just by working extra hard, any Super
Saiya-Jin can get to this level. A successful
transformation will result in gold solidified hair which
is split into pieces of triangular strips. The hair still
sticks up and the glow of golden light is still around
- As a SSJ 2, they have the
abilty to adjust their strength/speed/agility.
More experienced fighters such as Vegeta and
Gokou, they know how to balance up to make them
well adjusted. If successful, it can also result
in increasing more strength/speed/agility.
However, the gain isn't as much as from Saiya-Jin
to Super Saiya-Jin.
- If one part of the power
goes up the other two have to go down. For
example, if a Saiya-Jin chooses to have more
strength, he/she has to sacrifice speed and
agailty. Simple as that.
Gokou was the first to transform into SSJ 3, he realised
that the power gain from SSJ to SSJ 2 isn't really
signicant. Instead, he just skips the transformation to
SSJ 2, he goes straight from SSJ to SSJ 3.
it or not, Gohan was the first Saiyan to reach to SSJ 2.
He reached to this level during the battle with Cell,
before Cell was in his final transformation, Gohan went
berserk when he acknowledged the death of Piccolo, Trunks
and the others.
was the first to be successful in adjusting his
strength/speed/agility. He firstly transformed himself
into SSJ 2 form, and adjusted his strength/speed/agility
while he underwent martial art training. This sort of
training had given Vegeta an extra boost in every part of
his battle. The results was clear, he had no trouble
beating up Cell and got him packing to get more training.
This transformation by Vegeta was well superior, and by
honoring his own success, he named this transformation as
Trunks was also quite successful in building up his
strength/speed/agility. However, he concentrated too much
on his power and left out the importance of speed and
agility. While fighting cell, he wanted to show off his
training success and increased his power by a few
factors. True, his power was immensely great, but he
didn't realise his speed and agility was letting him
down. Cell then told him that his transformation of
increasing strength and decreasing speed was the wrong
transformation and that will only get him killed at the
hardly transformed himself into SSJ 2. He only
transformed himself as SSJ 2 when he battled Majin Vegeta
during the Majin Era. He also transformed into SSJ 2 once
in GT series.
Trunks went to Saiya-Jin 2 by Gohan's death.
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SAIYA-JIN STAGE 3
This is once
again, the next stage from a SSJ 2, or possibly the final
transformation. By expanding the power (similar to the
transformation from Saiya-Jin to Super Saiya-Jin) to get to this
stage. However, getting into stage isn't easy, it requires MUCH
MORE strength to transform from SSJ2 to SSJ 3. The only
difference between a SSJ 2 and SSJ 3 is that SSJ 3 has much
longer hair and a much more vicious look. The eyebrows are gone
and overall they look very cool. They don't look very muscular, a
pretty much the same as SSJ 2, but the hidden power is something
that cannot be compared.
- As a
SSJ 3, all areas including speed, strength and agility
are increasd proportionally. Which makes SSJ 3 the most
complete transformation available for Saiya-Jins.
a SSJ 3 is much more powerful transformation, therefore
it uses up more energy too. A SSJ 3 fighter can fight for
a while, but he/she gets tired very quickly too. From
Gokou's final battle against Majin Buu, we learn that
resting will not build up or regain energy, instead it
is the only Saiya-Jin to get to this stage, apart from
Brolly (I guess Brolly has the ability too).
is the first combined Saiya-Jin to get to this stage.
asked Vegeta to replace him while fighting Majin Buu so
Gokou could gain some power back, however, Gokou was
wrong. Vegeta was obviously much inferior than Majin Buu
and Vegeta got his ass kicked in. Gokou left Vegeta half
dead but Gokou still couldn't get his power back, but he
lost all of the power instead and transformed back to an
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SAIYA-JIN STAGE 4
SSJ 4 is the last and final stage of
a Super Saiya-Jin. I am still a little confused about
this final stage, but I hope to provide the most accurate
information as possible. This stage is called
"Beyond Super Saiya-Jin". To become a SSJ 4,
the Saiya-Jin must have a tail and plenty of strength (so
the Saiya-Jin can expand it's current strength and power
to get to SSJ 4). Like the very beginning, when the
Saiya-Jin looks at a full moon, he/she is instantly
turned into a Gold Oozaru, or a big monkey. While the
Saiya-Jin is in Oozaru mode, he/she goes berserk to
expand it's anger and strength, hence becoming SSJ 4.
4 is not a big monkey, SSJ 4 is actually transformed back
to a human like Saiya-Jin. With long black hair,
yellow-green eyes, red fur covering most part of the body
except for the chest, and a long red tail. They still
have that yellow glow around the Saiya-Jin representing
the Saiya-Jin is now in SSJ mode, however, it is not a
very distinct feature like SSJ, SSJ 2 or SSJ 3 since the
glow is very weak.
I do not believe this stage is the most complete. It
might gain the most strength/speed/agility, but the
transformation is far too awkward. First the Saiya-Jin
needs a tail and a full moon to get to Gold Oozaru mode.
Then after that the huge monkey needs to expand his/her
own power to get to SSJ 4. I don't know if I am correct
or not, but this process is too slow.
increases the overall strength/speed/agility. Which
ultimately makes SSJ 4 greater than SSJ 3.
strength, speed and agility are well balanced out, no
need to adjust them to suit the Saiya-Jin, like SSJ 2.
uses up too much power, just like SSJ 3. This
transformation does not last long. After 10 minutes or
so, the Saiya-Jin transforms back to a normal Saiya-Jin
(Not even to a SSJ, but back to an ordinary Saiya-Jin)
guess the transformation takes too long, unlike the
tranformation from a Saiya-Jin to any of the other Super
Saiyan Stages (1, 2 or 3).
Bird Studio started writing the plot for DragonBall GT,
they weren't going to let Vegeta to become a SSJ 4.
However, at the end they did because they realised that
just Gokou by himself isn't enough to defeat all the bad
guys, and he needs his good buddy Vegeta to help him out.
At the end, Vegeta is also given this final unique
transformation, but it was also to make Vegeta look good
fighting along side Gokou.
again, Gokou has proven himself to be the greatest
Saiya-Jin, by achieving to this level without any
artificial help. Gokou reached this level purely based on
his own determination and his hard work.
cheated to reach level by a Brute Ray created by Bulma,
which enables him to grow his tail back so he could go on
rampage as a Gold Oozaru and become a SSJ 4.
the above two points, we can see that Gokou was the first
to achieve this transformation, Vegeta second.
is the first combined Saiya-Jin to become a SSJ 4.
the design for SSJ 4 is completed at the Bird Studio,
they weren't going to call it SSJ 4 in the beginning
because they also realised that SSJ 4 looks nothing like
a Super Saiya-Jin but more like a monkey man instead.
However, at the end, they still chose to name it SSJ 4 to
save the trouble of giving it a brand new transformation
the GT series weren't created by Akira Toriyama, it was
created by his crew at the Bird Studio instead, therefore
the transformation to SSJ 4 looks like nothing compared
to the previous transformations (don't we just love the
gold hair?). I still regard SSJ 4 as the final
transformation of a Saiya-Jin, however, not a true,
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