- This article is about the new incarnation of Broly. For the original incarnation of the character from another dimension, see Broly. For other uses, see Broly (disambiguation).
"I was so sure my strength was getting close to its peak, and then this guy showed up and was so much stronger than me. And he's a Saiyan, just like I am. He's probably even stronger than Beerus. Oh, Beerus is a God of Destruction, by the way. It'd be a shame to see someone so incredible die on this planet... Then who would I train against?"
Broly (ブロリー Burorī) is a powerful Saiyan mutant and the son of Paragus. He is the latest of Universe 7's Legendary Super Saiyans, demonic Saiyan warriors who appear every thousand years. Because of his power level that was said to exceed that of Prince Vegeta's, he was stranded on the planet Vampa by King Vegeta, where he was raised by his father until being rescued 41 years later by Cheelai and Lemo of the Frieza Force. He serves as both the main protagonist and misguided central antagonist of Dragon Ball Super: Broly.
He is often referred to as Broly: BR in video games and other media to differentiate between him and his counterpart from the Dragon Ball Z movies.
Creation and Concept
It was suggested to Akira Toriyama by his editor to have Broly appear in the movie due to his overwhelming popularity and critical acclaim. After watching the previous Broly movies, Toriyama decided that Broly could be quite interesting if he rearranged some things about him. This incarnation of Broly is Toriyama's attempt to add him into the "Dragon Ball canon" as he put it. Toriyama also made changes to his behavior from a sadistic and vengeful person to a very closed, confused and kind-hearted character.
While Toriyama created most of the character, he chose to ignore the Legendary Super Saiyan form's green haired appearances when creating his design, and so Naohiro Shintani decided to create his own green-haired design as Broly's "Full Power" in order to implement it.
Broly is a middle-aged man whose appearance differs greatly from his Dragon Ball Z movies counterpart, although it retains the same general concept; while still tall, he is noticeably shorter (but taller when using the Legendary Super Saiyan form compared to his Z counterpart) and is more muscular, including having noticeably tanner skin compared to his counterpart. Broly's hairstyle is also different; while it's still spiky and reaching his upper back, his counterpart had hair split down in the middle while Broly's hair is more overgrown. He has a scar across his left cheek, left bicep, and an "X"-shaped scar on his left pectoral reaching over his left shoulder and two smaller ones on the upper-left of his abdomen, which is his most notable feature. His standard facial expression also appears sterner than in the counterpart (who appeared melancholic when not unhinged). As a child, he lets his tail hang out, although it was removed by Paragus.
As a child, he wore a standard Saiyan armor. It had a full-body model with dark-colored chest protection and light-colored outward-pointing pads on his shoulders and at the hips that hang over his upper legs. He also wore dark jumpsuit shorts and light boots with dark legging and also dark armguards. He also at some point gets a shock collar on his neck (akin to the counterpart's crown). By adulthood, he no longer wears his armor, and his new attire consists of blue skin-tight pants with white boots that have a yellow striping at the toes, presumably taken from Beets' corpse when he came to adulthood. He also wears a green fur pelt draped around his waist and flows on the backside (which had been made from the fur of an old friend in memory of him) and blue wristbands. When joining the Frieza Force, he was given the latest model of a Frieza Force armor, and wears black boots with white borders and green-striped toes, purple form-fitting pants, and black armbands with white ridges. Initially, he wore a black, long-sleeved, form-fitting shirt as he found the armor too restrictive. He was later given black chest armor with a green midsection and shoulder pads. The armor was later destroyed when he transformed into his Legendary Super Saiyan form.
This incarnation of Broly has a personality that is drastically different from his counterpart. While his counterpart displayed the typical Saiyan characteristics and was outright psychotic with a split personality disorder that would randomly turn him into a sadistic and maniacal killer, this Broly retained a more sane and honorable personality in comparison with the rest of his race due to his relatively less tragic background. Due to his upbringing on an inhospitable planet living only with his father and no other sentient being, Broly is a quiet man with little social skills or manners, demonstrated when he thanked Cheelai only if Paragus reminded him to do so. His limited education has left him somewhat naïve to normal society, showing a noticeable cave man-like fascination with the various comforts and advances it has to offer, particularly eating better quality food (curiously though, he is aware of how to operate a shower stall onboard Frieza's ship). While his social skills aren't well-developed, Broly's intuition is quite acute. He's able to sense when someone is agitating a comrade and visibly reflects their anger, as seen when he defended Cheelai from a sleazy soldier and when Paragus's anger goes towards Vegeta, Broly's rage boiled over.
As noted by many, for all Broly's unprecedented talent for battle and sheer power, he is a peaceful man who doesn't desire to fight except for those he cares about or when his Saiyan blood is fully aroused. Rather, Broly is, by nature, very kind-hearted, sentimental, and quite friendly once his trust is earned, as he greatly values all companionships he experiences, traits considered extremely rare in Saiyans; he also has a very formal speech pattern at times, as when Paragus tells him to thank Cheelai for some food, rather than giving a simple "Thanks", he responds "Thank you very much, I am grateful". Broly was shown to be fiercely protective of Cheelai and Lemo, as shown when they were harassed by a Frieza Force soldier. He also is appreciative of others' kindness, giving Goku a warm smile after the fellow Saiyan promised to visit and often offered to teach him to fight, sparking both a soft rivalry and friendship, in sharp contrast to his counterpart, who has an intense pathological hatred of Goku.
As his father was the only companion he had for most of his life, Broly developed an "undying loyalty" and unconditional love towards his father despite the harsh training he put Broly through. Despite being pointed out by Cheelai and Lemo that his father probably only saw him as a weapon of revenge against King Vegeta, Broly nevertheless still cared deeply for Paragus and refused to speak ill about him; however, he does seem to have some limits when it comes to obeying his orders, as when a drunken Daigen flirted with Cheelai and shoved Lemo aside, Broly angrily confronted him while outright ignoring his father's order to stand down. On a similar note, when Super Saiyan God Goku attempted to talk Broly down from fighting, it seemed like Broly was going to calm down, only for him to promptly punch Goku in the face after the latter ended up calling Paragus a bad guy owing to his being defensive towards his father's honor. The depth of his love towards his father is shown later on, as the sight of Paragus’ corpse made him explode in grief and rage (as well as horror at the possibility that he might have accidentally killed him thanks to Frieza falsely claiming that he had been killed a stray ki blast while he was fighting Goku), transforming him into a Legendary Super Saiyan. This is a key difference between him and his counterpart, who indifferently bashed out his father's left eye during one of his rampages, and was later shown to be laughing maniacally while crushing him to death.
At the same time, for all of his genuine gentleness, similar to his counterpart, Broly has a vicious and animalistic side to him. As his emotions are directly connected to his power, when he exerts himself enough or is provoked, he enters a berserker state. As Broly goes deeper into his power, his sanity starts to fray and he starts to have trouble comprehending instructions from his father while progressively becoming more violent. However, whereas his counterpart becomes an amoral and blood-lusting sadist, Broly becomes more of a feral beast with little rationality, although Broly does show some moments of brief arrogance and borderline sadistic pleasure. When he reaches the initial Legendary Super Saiyan state due to the death of Paragus, his mindset boils down to "kill everything that moves". For instance, during his battle with Goku and Vegeta, when the two of them flew by Frieza and quickly zipped away, Broly forgot all about trying to kill the two Saiyans and instead began beating Frieza to death, despite the tyrant ostensibly being Broly's ally, then targeted Whis, a mere spectator, when the latter called out. He became so mentally unstable that the only known way to non-fatally subdue him was to invoke the fear of death. It is suggested by Goku that Broly can control himself if he receives the proper training, presumably like his Universe 6 counterpart and fellow Legendary Saiyan Kale whom Goku had previously fought during the Tournament of Power before meeting Broly. Similar to his original counterpart, however, Broly did retain a small amount of rationality in his madness, since it is implied that he let Frieza live after beating him for an entire hour simply because the latter no longer had any fight left in him.
Additionally, thanks to the shock collar his father made, Broly suffers from PTSD. This is shown where, upon meeting Frieza for the first time, after Paragus pulls out the remote to explain how the collar reigns him in, Broly starts panicking, his eyes widen and he backs away a bit as he begins pulling on the collar in a desperate attempt to remove it.
Although Broly tends to be very wild with his anger, being borderline animalistic when succumbing to rage, he is capable of expressing his rage in a more subdued manner. This is especially evident when Daigen was harassing Cheelai and Lemo (even beating up the latter), causing Broly to quiver with evident rage and attempt to calmly reply to the soldier's question that he did indeed have a problem with the soldier abusing his friends.
Broly was born in age 732 around the same time as Prince Vegeta IV with a power level of 10,000. He lived on Planet Vegeta until he was sent away to a frontier planet by the order of a jealous/paranoid King Vegeta III who repudiated the fact that Broly had greater potential than his son, Prince Vegeta. It was also implied that Broly went Great Ape shortly after arriving on the planet due to catching a glimpse of its moon upon awakening from the landing. During his stay on the planet, he encountered a giant creature that he named Ba. Broly would constantly spar with Ba by dodging its attacks until he ended up befriending it through these constant interactions. Unfortunately, Paragus saw this development as a damage and hindrance to Broly's growth and shot the beast, severing its ear in the process. This event made Ba leave and never trust Broly again. He would wear the severed ear as a green pelt (similar to a sash) to serve as a memento that he would always be together with Ba. At some point later, he while eating briefly noticed a shooting star (actually Kakarot's attack ball) passing by.
Dragon Ball Super
Main article: Broly Saga
In a short page of the manga, Goku and Vegeta battle the Legendary Super Saiyan Broly using their Perfected Super Saiyan Blue states in an icy environment.
Galactic Patrol Prisoner Saga
Main article: Galactic Patrol Prisoner Saga In an extra chapter of the Galactic Patrol Prisoner Saga, he is briefly mentioned by Goku when both he and Vegeta explain to Merus and Jaco the whole situation regarding Broly and their battle against him during the Broly Saga recounting in a flashback that Broly was tougher than them in their Super Saiyan Blue states while Broly just in his initial Legendary Super Saiyan state. In another flashback panel, Broly is also seen in his full power Legendary Super Saiyan form just when he is about to be annihilated by Perfected Super Saiyan Blue Gogeta's Full-Force Kamehameha only for Cheelai and Lemo to make a wish to Shenron to send him back to Vampa before he would've been finished off.
Main article: Dragon Ball Super: Broly
When a Vampa Beetle approached Paragus, Cheelai, and Lemo, Broly was called by his father to deal with it and did so swiftly. He and his father were then recruited to the Frieza Force and wore new clothing. Due to Cheelai and Lemo getting assaulted, Broly gets into a fight with Daigen before being subdued by Paragus via his collar. Broly then went with Cheelai and Lemo to the living quarters to eat snacks and told them the story of his pelt. When Frieza's Spaceship landed on Earth, Broly exited the ship and was ordered by his father to attack Vegeta. They traded blows with Vegeta completely at ease in his winter jacket for a few moments, until feeling pressured enough to rip it off.
Broly and Vegeta's battle continued with Broly slowly growing to eclipse Vegeta's power in his base form. After a few minutes, however, Vegeta became annoyed at Broly's continually growing power and transformed into a Super Saiyan. Broly, shocked at Vegeta's new appearance, attacked again but was initially beaten back. However, after a minute or two of battle, Broly gained enough power to keep up with Vegeta as a Super Saiyan. Vegeta then transformed again into a Super Saiyan God. This new level of power was enough to entirely overwhelm Broly, and eventually, Vegeta fired a large energy blast at him, intending to end his life. Scared, Broly struggles to maintain control of his dangerous Great Ape power, but an energy blast knocked Broly into the ocean, where instead of dying, his Great Ape power unleashed, entering his Wrath State, incidentally creating a giant maelstrom in the process. Both Goku and Vegeta expressed their surprise at this sudden and dramatic increase in Broly's power and realized that the battle was going to be more challenging than they had initially thought. Broly then fired a Gigantic Breath blast directly at a surprised Goku, who barely dodged it. The blast collided with the tops of several mountains, instantly obliterating the portions of the landscape where it struck and detonating high in the sky. Goku worriedly speculated on what might have happened if a blast that size had hit the ground and Vegeta, now genuinely concerned, charged Broly and punched him directly in the nose. However, Broly took the attack without so much as blinking and retaliated to devastating effect. As the battle continued, Frieza delightedly asked Paragus how Broly's power had increased so drastically. In reply, Paragus recounted that Broly had learned to tap into the power of his Great Ape form without transforming during his stay on Vampa. However, he also noted that Broly wasn't able to control himself and that he was now essentially berserk. In the meantime, the newly empowered Broly had turned the tables on Vegeta and was now overwhelming the Saiyan Prince. Broly punched him through several mountains, and though Vegeta managed to avoid being visibly harmed, it was clear that his Super Saiyan God form was no match for Broly.
As Broly prepared to increase his power yet again, Goku decided to engage him in Vegeta's place. After a few initial exchanges and a Kamehameha Blaster from Goku, Broly punched Goku deep into a mountain and harried him out through the other side. Goku then transformed into a Super Saiyan and managed to shortly hold his own using certain tactics. However, as with Vegeta, Goku's normal Super Saiyan form was nowhere near a match for Broly. Goku then quickly transformed into a Super Saiyan God and paralyzed Broly for long enough to try to talk some sense into him, as he had sensed that, despite apparently being allied with Frieza, Broly wasn't evil. Initially, Goku's attempt at resolving the conflict peacefully appeared to have an effect. Unfortunately, Broly experienced another power surge and the calm that had been taking form in him was shattered, with Goku indirectly calling Paragus a bad guy not helping the situation. His ever-increasing power enabled him to reverse Goku's God Bind technique, paralyzing Goku, and reigniting the battle. Goku managed to shake off the effects of the reversed God Bind but ended up taking a forceful punch from Broly before he could completely recover. Goku, barely able to withstand the attack, managed to grab Broly by the wrist, slammed him on the ground with enough force to cause an earthquake, then retreated momentarily to regain his composure.
As the battle continued, Broly steadily continued to increase in power and, strangely for a Saiyan, began to grow in size as well. Though Goku ultimately managed to put up more of a fight than Vegeta had in his Super Saiyan God form, Broly remained in full control of the battle. After growing significantly in size, Broly furiously attempted to stomp Goku into the ground, but Goku just barely managed to stay ahead of him and eventually got back on his feet. After a futile attempt by Goku to attack Broly with an energy sphere, Broly finally managed to get ahold of Goku, and began repeatedly slamming him against the ground before dragging him along the side of a glacier wall. He then tossed Goku to the ground and seemed to temporarily lose his focus, which allowed Goku to catch his breath. Goku, visibly battered and having been at least superficially hurt, was then telepathically contacted by Piccolo as Broly raged about. Goku informed the inquisitive Namekian of the situation and asked him to stay where he was so that Goku could use him as a beacon for his Instant Transmission if things took a turn for the worse. Goku then regained his feet and transformed into his Super Saiyan Blue form. This transformation finally allowed Goku to match Broly in power. After a short time trading punches, Broly attacked Goku with a Planet Crusher that was powerful enough that Goku couldn't deflect it, yet Goku emerged from the blast unharmed. As the battle wore on, Goku managed to marginally gain the upper hand, and Paragus despairingly commented that he did not think that Broly could win as things stood. However, Frieza recalled the incident on Namek when he murdered Krillin and triggered Goku's initial Super Saiyan transformation. With the hope of triggering a similar response in Broly, Frieza turned to Paragus and fired a Death Beam through the old Saiyan's heart.
Frieza then called out to Broly in feigned distress and concern and directed his attention to his father's lifeless body. The rage and grief of his father's passing had exactly Frieza's intended effect, and Broly underwent an exceedingly violent transformation into a rare variant of Super Saiyan. Goku, now completely outclassed, fled from Broly with the berserk but incomplete Legendary Super Saiyan in hot pursuit. Vegeta, having observed Goku's plight, joined his compatriot and transformed into his Super Saiyan Blue form as well. However, even working together they were unable to so much as scratch Broly. Their last-ditch effort, a massive combined attack, was easily swatted away, and the two were ultimately forced to flee. Hoping to distract Broly with a new target, Goku and Vegeta flew right past Frieza and zipped away. Upon seeing Frieza, Broly forgot all about his two opponents and instead began pummeling away at Frieza, apparently for no other reason then that Frieza happened to be closer at hand than Goku and Vegeta. With Broly distracted, Goku and Vegeta took the opportunity to teleport away. After a few minutes of being smacked around, Frieza transformed into his Golden state and arrogantly re-engaged Broly. However, his Golden state proved no more effective than his base form, and Frieza ultimately wound up receiving a one-sided beating for around an hour. Eventually, Frieza became too wounded and exhausted to fight any longer, and Broly immediately lost interest in him as a result. However, he then spotted Whis some distance away and immediately moved to attack him.
Despite Broly's overwhelming power, Whis casually avoided all of Broly's attacks until Gogeta appeared and took over the battle. Initially, Gogeta remained in his base form and deftly avoided a series of Broly's energy blasts. However, he quickly realized that he would need more power to go on the offensive, and transformed into a Super Saiyan. He then fired a Stardust Fall barrage at Broly, which battered him a bit but did no visible damage. The two fought on, both relatively even in strength until Broly fired a Gigantic Omegastorm blast as Gogeta fired a Kamehameha. When the two energy waves collided, they shattered the fabric of reality, and the two combatants were transported to an odd multicolored landscape. After enduring a few more attacks, Broly incidentally powered up to his Full Power Legendary Super Saiyan form and retaliated. After being driven back for a short time and failing to launch an effective offense against Broly's new form, Gogeta decided to enter into his Super Saiyan Blue form. The two exchanged seemingly equivalent attacks for a short time until another clash shattered the strange dimension and the two combatants ended up back on Earth.
The two Saiyans re-engaged in combat, but Gogeta took the upper hand with a devastating kick to Broly's jaw. Though sent reeling back, Broly recovered and fired a Gigantic Catastrophe blast from his mouth. Gogeta avoided it with apparent ease and blasted Broly in the back with numerous energy spheres before finishing the barrage with a Stardust Breaker. The assault battered Broly but he once again recovered, powered up even more, and reengaged. However, it was ultimately to no avail, as Gogeta managed to avoid all of Broly's wild and unfocused attacks while delivering numerous blows of his own. At last, Gogeta engulfed Broly in a tremendously destructive energy storm, causing a mushroom-cloud shaped explosion, after which Whis declared the fight all but over. Gogeta then began charging a Limit Ultra Kamehameha to kill Broly. Broly, who had regained control over his body and some semblance of his sanity after being struck by Gogeta's massive energy blast, staggered backward in fear. Gogeta then unleashed the energy beam while Broly simply stared at it in terror, but just before the moment of impact, Cheelai asked Shenron to send Broly to the planet where he had grown up. Shenron's power immediately whisked Broly away, and Gogeta's blast continued harmlessly into space. Shortly thereafter, Broly, terrified and disoriented, found himself back home on Planet Vampa, having reverted to his base form.
Three days later, Broly was seen dragging a huge claw in his cave, where a starving Cheelai and Lemo waited. The two of them had fled to Broly's planet due both to having befriended him and because they needed someone to protect them from Frieza. Broly offered them some of the meat, and though Cheelai reluctantly ate some, Lemo found it inedible. Cheelai, however, commented that sooner or later he would undoubtedly have to change his mind, as the rations they had brought with them would not last long. As the group ate, Goku used Instant Transmission to teleport to the cave entrance. Broly immediately sensed him and took a defensive posture while Cheelai yelled at Goku to leave but Goku, in his typical unflappable manner, simply commented that he had been told that the planet was "repugnant" and so had brought supplies for them. His first gift was a new shelter stocked with provisions, and after Cheelai and Lemo admired it for a time, Goku then gave the group a few Senzu Beans and explained their use. When Cheelai, still suspicious, loudly inquired as to why Goku would help them, Goku explained that Broly was likely even stronger than Beerus, the 7th universe's God of Destruction, and as such would make an excellent training partner. Goku then prepared to leave and Lemo, having observed that Goku did not seem to have a space ship, asked him how he had gotten to Vampa. Goku briefly explains his Instant Transmission technique, though Cheelai at least appeared not to understand any of the explanations. She reiterated that she still viewed Goku as an enemy, but Goku, not caring in the slightest, simply stated that he would like to come back and spar with Broly in the future. Additionally, he offered to teach Broly how to control his incredible power. Broly seemed to appreciate the offer and smiled at his newfound friend in gratitude. As Goku prepared for his departure, Cheelai asked for his name, in response, Goku told her that his name was "Goku", but gave Broly in particular permission to call him "Kakarot" (In the Japanese dub, Goku only said that his name is both "Goku" and "Kakarot")
Main article: Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero Broly has a minor role in the movie, as Goku and Vegeta brought him, Cheelai and Lemo to Beerus' planet; allowing them to train him to get his power under control, while also ensuring his protection from Frieza. This also indirectly resulted in the two not being available when trouble occurred close to home on Earth.
Other Dragon Ball stories
Dragon Ball Legends
Main article: Dragon Ball Legends
- Part 11
- Universe 7 in Turmoil
During the entirety of Book 3, Chapters 1 to 6; The Heat of Battle! Cheelai spends her time looking for Broly, and when meeting Shallot for the first time, she mistakenly thinks that Shallot intends to use Broly for what she thinks is malicious intentions and Shallot had convinced her that she was mistaken. eventually near at the end of the sixth chapter, Cheelai allows Shallot to help her find Broly and seeks his help against Zahha's forces.
- Part 12
- Respective Resolve
In Book 4, Chapters 1 to 2; Super Warrior Broly, Cheelai gets abducted by a Frieza Force Soldier underling of Lavender and Basil's and takes her hostage while Shallot fights off the duo from the Trio de Dangers brothers. Afterwards, Broly (seemingly an incarnation of him before the events of him battling Goku, Vegeta and their fusion, Gogeta) comes out of the wilderness to save Cheelai. He fights off both Basil and Lavender, beating them down to the point they have escaped. Then, Shallot approaches Broly but Broly believes that Shallot serves as another accomplice in Cheelai being in-danger. Shallot tries to talk to him but Broly refused to listen due to his rage blinding him so a fight broke out. Cheelai breaks out of the Frieza Force Soldier underling's grip and defuses the situation.
- The Greatest Showdown! A Transcendent Limit Break!
In the Fourth Anniversary Special Story for Dragon Ball Legends, during the Tournament of Time, incarnations of Legendary Super Saiyan Broly and Super Saiyan Blue Gogeta interrupts the battle of Ultra Instinct Sign Goku and Super Full Power Jiren located in the Land of Ice.
The four warriors from various timelines battled against each other, leading to Broly's attention shifting to Goku's and Gogeta having a "flashy" battle with Jiren. through the battling with Goku, Broly pushes Goku to his very limit and costed him on depowering from his Ultra Instinct Sign form. Afterwards, a three-way battle broke out while Goku tries to regain his energy to battle with Broly once more. an injured Vegeta comes to aid Goku and gives him the last of his ki to rejuvenate Goku's health. with motivation from Vegeta, Goku re-assumes his Ultra Instinct Sign form and re-joins the battle against Broly.
As the chaotic battle goes on, Goku further develops through his road of mastering Ultra Instinct with Broly instinctively noticing this. with a little motivation from Gogeta and Jiren, Vegeta claims to Goku to not disappoint him now and Goku lands a devastating blow to Broly. Goku claims to Broly to push past their limits, as Goku finally attains Perfected Ultra Instinct.
Broly is easily one of the most powerful mortal warriors in the multiverse, and one of the strongest in Universe 7. He is a true natural prodigy in combat, born with the genetics of the Legendary Super Saiyan and having said transformation ability.
He showed exceptionally immense potential since infancy as evidenced by King Vegeta during the latter's analysis of Broly's potential. His testing of each Saiyan attribute and latent capacities broke every known record, far surpassing even Prince Vegeta's scores, thereby placing him in the same incubation chamber as the children of elite Saiyans. At birth, his power level was already at 10,000 and growing with each passing day, which was very high even for the exceptional standards of newborns from the royal family bloodline. At the same time, it fluctuate wildly, his lowest power level was 920. Because of this, King Vegeta, fearing the unstable nature of Broly's power and potential danger of it driving Broly insane one day, banished Broly so he wouldn't be a threat to both Planet Vegeta and the universe. Although, as noted by Paragus, and not denied by King Vegeta, the king mainly did this because he was very insecure at the idea of a Saiyan who wasn't his kin having such natural power and potential growth that would ultimately outshine his bloodline, even his own prodigious son.
By adulthood, his power level was unreadable by the most advanced scouters as it glitched out from attempting to and he was completely unfazed by the solid punches from one of Frieza's most powerful soldiers. The scouters by that time had an upper limit of 99,999, implying that Broly's power level was at least above 100,000. While having been aggressively trained by his father all his life, he initially lacks any actual combat skills beyond basic attacks and combat patterns due to his isolation and lack of powerful foes to fight against; thus he has a crude, straightforward fighting style, relying more on his sheer brute force through wild attacks, stomps, and grappling. However, when pressured by a strong enough foe, Broly's prodigious talent and Saiyan traits kick in. He instinctively adapts to his foe to quickly improve his fighting skills and battle tactics, replicating an enemy's technique, and even grows in raw power at an accelerated rate. His Saiyan traits and raw power amazed even the likes of Frieza, who, after the events on Earth, went so far as to consider allying with Broly in the future against Goku and Vegeta despite hating Saiyans in general.
He can generate ki blasts and beams without the need to use stances, firing them from his body or his mouth, making him more unpredictable and dangerous.
By the time Broly was training on Beerus's planet alongside Goku and Vegeta, Broly has managed to gain enough control over at least his Wrathful state to be able to exit the state at will by calming himself, although Goku requesting he calm himself before doing so when about to rampage as well as Vegeta's reluctance to do his form of training (which he deduced Jiren utilized) with Goku and especially Broly implied that he hadn't fully learned to control himself yet.
Super Saiyan Broly is able to fight Goku and Vegeta - both in their Perfected Super Saiyan Blue forms - at the same time, with Broly holding the edge to the point that Goku and Vegeta need to fuse into Gogeta. Broly goes on to be easily defeated by Perfected Super Saiyan Blue Gogeta, not damaging the fused warrior at all.
- Film and Novel
As an infant, Broly's power was unstable, fluctuation randomly from his emotions, yet still above Prince Vegeta IV. When sent to Vampa, the young child was able to slaughter countless inhabiting creatures once transforming into a Great Ape and likewise survived for days alone before being found by his father. The intensity of Broly's power transformed ultimately prompted Paragus to remove Broly's tail. As an adult and against Vegeta, Broly was at first outclassed and toyed with by the Saiyan prince due to not knowing how to use his power. However, the extended battle gradually turned to Broly's advantage as he quickly and continuously adjusted to and developed his power, removing the previous large difference in power for Vegeta's favor, soon pressuring Vegeta into using Super Saiyan. Despite the power boost, Super Saiyan Vegeta quickly faced with the same problem as Broly's growth rate neutralized the advantage, forcing Vegeta to use Super Saiyan God to finally overwhelm Broly. Truly pressured, Broly triggers a transformation that accesses Great Ape power while in human form, demonstrated as much power as Vegeta and once again turning the tables, forcing Goku to step in. While Goku's more tactical approach allowed him to initially hold his own, Broly's growing might forced Goku to rely on Super Saiyan - which matched Wrathful Broly through more tactics - and then Super Saiyan God after Broly further overwhelmed him. While attempting to subdue Broly with his God Bind, Broly quickly broke free and turned the technique back on Goku. Soon, the fight became one-sided as Broly began smashing him across the battlefield like a rag doll. Goku then goes into Super Saiyan Blue and while Broly is initially able to stand up to him, he is eventually overwhelmed by the level of power Goku has in the godly transformation as Goku gradually wears him down while shrugging off Broly's attacks with only minor damage.
Once witnessing his dead father, the mourning Broly for the first time transforms into a Super Saiyan. The immense nature of his sheer power created a storm of ki blasts that devastate the battlefield and though Goku could deflect the blasts aimed at him, he was pressured enough to lose his shirt, prompting Goku and Vegeta to team up as Super Saiyan Blue, which ultimately could barely defend against the titanic foe. Against Fourth Form Frieza, the galactic tyrant was easily thrashed about, even when he unleashed his Golden form. Despite lasting at least an hour, the fight ended with Broly unharmed while Frieza was severely beaten and incapacitated. In the novel, it is said that Frieza's blows could stagger Broly or even force him to dodge, and when defeated by Broly, Frieza thinks to himself that no one in existence would be able to defeat him. In the junior reader edition, while not going as far as to claim Broly was incapable of being beaten, he does nonetheless end up satisfied with the beating, being impressed by his power level, with it being implied that this formulated his later plans to have Broly brought under his control. When turning his attention to Whis, while the Angel had no actual trouble defending himself from the berserker's assault, he did impress the foe of high standards by complimenting Broly for nearly hitting him on a few occasions, however Broly was being toyed with, with the Angel dodging his attacks without moving swiftly and while simply using normal movements, even though Broly had tried to take Whis by surprise.
Broly's seemingly limitless potential is pushed to the breaking point when facing the fusion of Goku and Vegeta: Gogeta. While Broly forces Gogeta to use Super Saiyan and is able to match him in terms of power, he is steadily overwhelmed by the fused Saiyan's superior skill. At this point, their power is such that the collision of ki beams rips a hole in their dimension. Against such odds, Broly continues to build up his power, enough to trigger a final transformation, and he finally gains the upper hand against Gogeta. However, this advantage is short-lived, as the fused Saiyan goes Super Saiyan Blue and surpasses Broly's newfound power: Though the fact that Gogeta chose to dodge Broly's attacks at all, instead of simply taking them head-on, seemingly indicates Broly could have inflicted a fair amount of damage on him had his attacks landed and the Legendary Saiyan was able to resist Gogeta's assault and continue his relentless assault to a remarkable extent, he is still steadily overwhelmed by a combination of Gogeta's surpassing speed and skill as the foe decisively lands massive ki blasts and ki-laced strikes while Broly could not land even a single blow, and would likely have been killed by Gogeta's Limit Ultra Kamehameha if not for Shenron teleporting Broly to safety. Goku believed Broly surpassed Beerus in power.
In Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, Goku refers to Broly as one of the powerful warriors he and Vegeta need to train to surpass, alongside Jiren and the Gods of Destruction.
- Statements by guidebooks and authors
In an article for Dragon Ball Super: Broly, a sidebar by Akira Toriyama (as Robotoriyama), described Broly as an incredibly strong Saiyan as well as "that almighty Saiyan". Another part of the article also mentions that due to being so popular throughout the world, it is even rumored he is the most powerful Dragon Ball character.
Broly gets stronger the more he fights.
Broly was born with a power level of 10,000.
Broly and Gogeta's battle was made to be exhilarating and realistically they could have gone down multiple times.
Victory Uchida believes Broly to be one of those still ahead of Goku by the time of the Granolah the Survivor Saga. But later during the talk interview Toyotarou refers to Goku, Vegeta and Granolah as the three strongest mortal warriors in the seventh universe thereby putting Broly at a lower level than the trio which makes him less powerful than Goku.
Full Power Super Saiyan Broly was even with Gogeta, but was at a disadvantage due to going berserk. If Broly could control his emotions and this power, he could likely win.
- Video Games
In the Xenoverse 2 Parallel Quest 128 - "Legendary Super Saiyan Smackdown": a dark-magic enhanced Broly (Full Power Super Saiyan) becomes too much for even Gogeta Blue to handle, forcing the latter to retreat after sustaining damage.
In the Xenoverse 2 story DLC, Full Power Super Saiyan Broly proves an even match for Super Full Power Jiren when they clash.
- Flight - The ability to fly through the use of ki.
- Ki Blast - The most basic form of energy wave.
- Heat Resistance - During his battle with Goku, he was shown to be able to fly through lava unabated, as his energy acted as a barrier against this lava.
- Saiyan Power - A genetic trait that continually lets a Saiyan increase in raw might and general performance against adversity, either by recovering from great injuries or enduring great struggle in battle. Broly's Saiyan Power is considerably more advanced compared to normal Saiyans as Vegeta notes that Broly was showing such sudden development as he continued to fight, as well as Goku noting in a terrified manner that Broly was getting stronger after ascending into his Super Saiyan form.
- Adaptive Combat - Having start off by being trained by his father Paragus, Broly has had little combat experience. Although limited at first, he's capable of keeping up with and adapting to master combatants like Goku and Vegeta. Even going so far to impress the likes of Frieza and Vegeta.
- Mimicry - The coveted ability to copy another fighter's technique after seeing it used only once. While under the effects of Goku's God Bind, Broly was able to backfire this technique on Goku by overflowing his own ki into it.
- Dashing Punch - Broly attacks the opponent by rushing at them at high speed to land a punch.
- Gigantic Charge - An extremely powerful and chargeable variation used by Broly in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, Broly charges at the opponent like a normal Dashing Punch, but now with an intense green aura around him. If chargeable to the max, it can easily break the opponent's stamina.
- Eraser Cannon - First, Broly charges green light energy from around his body and gathers it into his palm to form a bright-green energy sphere. Next, he waves his hand forward and fires the attack at the opponent, inflicting a large amount of damage. He also fires it from his chest.
- Eraser Blow - Broly flies past the opponent with an Eraser Cannon in his hand that he brings near his opponent's stomach. He then thrusts the hand with the Eraser Cannon forward and, at point-blank range, releases it, blasting the opponent away.
- Blaster Meteor - First, the user forms an Energy Shield around his body. Then, he brings his hands apart to each side and releases many powerful energy blasts that home in on the target, inflicting a massive amount of damage.
- Gigantic Breath - First, Broly opens his mouth and charges a green energy sphere. Then, he fires the energy sphere from his mouth in the form of an energy wave at the opponent.
- Saiyan Blaster - A Super Explosive Wave used by Broly in his Wrath State.
- Omega Blaster - A Super Explosive Wave used by Broly in his Super Saiyan form.
- Planet Crusher - Broly raises his hands into the air and charges his energy to form a large energy sphere. He then throws the ball at the opponent, inflicting a massive amount of damage.
- Energy Rampage - Broly charges a green energy sphere in his hand then rushes towards the opponent, pushing the energy sphere into their chest, then fires a green energy wave which launches the opponent upwards, reducing their Ki and if they have any teammates, forces them to switch out. The Special Quirk Skill Arts for Broly (DBL07-07S) in both his Super Saiyan and Super Saiyan: Full Power forms.
- Gigantic Full Blast - The user starts by charging an energy sphere in their hand(s). Then, they draw their hand(s) forward and fire the energy sphere in the form of an energy wave at the opponent, inflicting a great amount of damage.
- Powered Shell – A technique used to generate an energy shield around the user to protect them from attacks.
- Gigantic Omegastorm - First, Broly charges a green ball of ki in front of him. He then unleashes the attack as a powerful green energy wave.
- Gigantic Cluster - The user draws their right hand back and charges a green or yellow energy sphere. Then, they wave their hand forward and fire several, compact, powerful energy sphere bullets that follow the opponent's movements, inflicting considerable damage.
- Gigantic Catastrophe - Broly fires a mouth energy wave and then several, compact, powerful energy sphere bullets from his left hand. Finally, Broly charges and fires a huge energy wave at the opponent.
- Meteor Crash - Broly's super move in Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle.
- Revenge Order - Team attack with Paragus. Named in Dokkan Battle.
- Gigantic Strike - Full Power Broly: BR's super attack in Dragon Ball Heroes.
- Great Ape
Main article: Great Ape
When looking at a full moon or absorbing enough Blutz Waves, Broly can enter this form. In it, his power grows 10 fold, but also robs him of his rationality and replaces it with primal rage towards all around him. He first uses this form when he landed on Vampa, which he used to slaughter countless inhabiting creatures. However, he loses access to this form as Paragus removed his tail by the time he was an adult. Great Ape Broly is briefly seen when Paragus explains to Frieza why Broly doesn't have a tail.
Main article: Wrathful
Broly possesses a Wrathful form. In this state, he possesses small eyes with yellow-iris and black pupils, and his hair stands up akin to Super Saiyan. This state also possesses a green aura and can also generate yellow bio-electricity. As Broly continues to draw upon more anger and energy, his body and muscles expand somewhat. Paragus deduced that this state is the utilization of a Great Ape's power in base form, gaining its raw physical power and resilience with no loss in agility or general efficiency in battle. However, similar to an actual Great Ape, Broly has difficulty controlling himself in it, quickly losing himself to the build-up of his rage. Using this form also hurts Broly due to the constant eruption of his power, with the growls he lets forth in this form being due to pain rather than fighting spirit.
Thanks to training with Goku, by the time of Super Hero, Broly is able to take on the initial stage of this form and then drop out of it without going berserk.
- Super Saiyan
Broly first obtained the Super Saiyan form after seeing his father dead (who was discreetly murdered by Frieza in order to provoke Broly into becoming a Super Saiyan). Broly is known as Chou Broly (超ブロリー "Super Broly") while in this state. In this form, his hair turns golden and stands up with no loose strands. When used whilst having already been in his Wrath State, he grows considerably taller, and likewise, his muscle mass greatly expands. One notable change is that his pupils are gone as he is berserk in this form. The form also sports a vibrant green aura instead of the usual golden Super Saiyan aura.
Broly can maintain this form for a long time, as he battled Frieza for at least an hour using it before going on to fight Gogeta. The novel notes that Broly's stamina appears to be limitless. In Dragon Ball Legends, this form is called Super Saiyan Broly.
- Full Power Super Saiyan
Main article: Legendary Super Saiyan
In the film and novel Broly powers up to a green-haired full power Legendary Super Saiyan state. He is referred to as Super Saiyan Broly Full Power (超サイヤ人フルパワー Sūpā Saiya-jin Furu Pawā). In this form, Broly grows even more massive than previously, towering at 3 meters (9.84252 ft). His hair and eyebrow color turns completely bright green and the hair arranged in thinner strands than they are in his initial Super Saiyan form. This "Full Power" state was created for the film and so does not appear in the manga. In Dragon Ball Legends, this form is called Super Saiyan Broly: Full Power.In the novel, it is shown that when Broly is damaged enough in his Full Power form he will revert to his standard Super Saiyan form with golden hair.
- Attack Ball - A spaceship used for interstellar travel.
- Broly Control Mechanism - A device that stops Broly when he goes berserk. It is connected to Paragus' belt. It generates a high voltage shock that stops Broly when he loses control.
- Capsule House - A type of house that can be put away and carried around in a capsule.
- Senzu Bean - Mystical beans with immense rejuvenation properties.
Video Game Appearances
- Dragon Ball Heroes
- Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle
- Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 (Extra Pack 4 DLC)
- Dragon Ball Legends
- Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission
- Dragon Ball FighterZ
In Dragon Ball Heroes, Broly is introduced in the fifth mission of the Universe Mission series (UM5).
Broly appears as a boss and unit in Dokkan Battle where he is treated as the same character as the original Broly. He eventually became a playable character as a Kid, as well as in his base form, Wrathful State, Super Saiyan, and Legendary Super Saiyan forms. He is also playable as a team with his father.
In Xenoverse 2, Broly appears as a playable character in his Legendary Super Saiyan form in the Extra Pack 4 DLC.
In Dragon Ball Legends, Broly appears as a playable character and enemy.
In FighterZ, Broly: BR appears in the game as part of the Season 2 DLC, released not long after Gogeta. Due to ongoing controversy regarding Broly's previous English voice actor, the DBS version of Broly is instead voiced by Johnny Yong Bosch. His dialogue consists primarily of roars and screams. Unlike the original version of Broly, Broly (DBS) is in his Wrath State by default and only transforms into regular and full power Super Saiyan form during his supers and outro. Successfully performing his Gigantic Roar meteor attack will destroy his armor and give him a stat buff. Furthermore, he and Gogeta share a Dramatic Finish that recreates the final battle from the movie.
- Japanese: Bin Shimada, Yoshiko Morishita (Young)
- Funimation dub: Vic Mignogna (Broly), Brina Palencia (Young), Johnny Yong Bosch (FighterZ, Legends, Super Hero)
- Latin American Spanish dub: Ricardo Brust, Lupita Leal (Young), Alejandro Graue (Argentine redub),
- Brazilian Portuguese dub: Dado Monteiro, Vii Zedek (Young)
- Portuguese dub: Romeu Vala
- German dub: Gerrit Schmidt-Foß
- French dub: Mark Lesser
- Italian dub: Mario Bombardieri, Renata Bertolas (young)
- Thai dub: Thanakrit Janklongtham, Sriarpha Ruennak (young)
- Pre-Dragon Ball
- Dragon Ball Super
- Broly (Super Saiyan) vs. Goku (Perfected Super Saiyan Blue) and Vegeta (Perfected Super Saiyan Blue)
- Broly (Super Saiyan) vs. Gogeta (Perfected Super Saiyan Blue) (flashback)
- Broly vs. a Vampa Beetle
- Broly vs. Daigen
- Broly (Base/Wrathful) vs. Vegeta (Base/Super Saiyan/Super Saiyan God)
- Broly (Wrathful/Super Saiyan) vs. Goku (Base/Super Saiyan/Super Saiyan God/Super Saiyan Blue)
- Broly (Super Saiyan) vs. Goku (Super Saiyan Blue) and Vegeta (Super Saiyan Blue)
- Broly (Super Saiyan) vs. Frieza (Final Form/Golden Frieza)
- Broly (Super Saiyan) vs. Whis
- Broly (Super Saiyan/Full Power Super Saiyan) vs. Gogeta (Base/Super Saiyan/Super Saiyan Blue)
- Like his Z movie counterpart, Broly's name is a pun on the vegetable broccoli.
- This version of Broly is shown to be around Vegeta's age in the movie, making him slightly older than his original counterpart who was the same age as Goku. This version of Broly as an adult also lacks a tail, while the original counterpart was implied to retain his tail.
- Broly is also one of the three surviving full-blooded Saiyans to never die throughout the series. The others being Onio and Tarble.
- In Xenoverse 2, Broly is given lines in his Super Saiyan (Full Power) form, despite only screaming, roaring, and grunting during his fight with Gogeta in the movie.
- Broly wears Ba's ear as a makeshift sash around his waist, reminiscent of his original Dragon Ball Z incarnation's red sash.
- Broly and Gogeta's battle could be an homage to the intro of Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3, where his Z counterpart is seen fighting Gogeta.
- Interestingly, Gogeta used the Super Kamehameha as his last move against both versions.
- Broly is ironically similar to Goku in many ways:
- Both are powerful gentle-hearted Saiyans who value friendship.
- Both grew up in the wildness and were trained by a father figure whom they care greatly for.
- Both acquired their Super Saiyan forms after a loved one was killed by Frieza.
- Both have very limited education and are somewhat childish in nature due to their respective upbringings.
- Although Broly from Dragon Ball Super and Broly from the Broly Saga are two different characters with opposite personalities, it is to be noted that the latter version's characterization in one of the what-if storylines for Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors depicted a then-amnesiac Broly with a similar personality to the one in Dragon Ball Super (which occurred several years after that game's release), which might have implied that this would have been Broly's initial personality had he not suffered from the extreme trauma that occurred shortly after his birth (as Broly's amnesia suppressed his traumatic memories enough to restore his sanity, allowing him to form a friendship with Mr. Satan who manages to calm him down after his memories resurfaced upon encountering Goku during the World Martial Arts Tournament). Interestingly enough, the Broly from the Broly Saga initially turning out gentle-hearted like Broly from Dragon Ball Super was briefly hinted at in Paragus's flashback to his and Goku's birth in Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan, where the medics briefly note while discussing their respective power levels at birth that Goku, despite being born with a mere power level of 2, nevertheless was shown to have the feistiness of a typical Saiyan warrior by crying the loudest while praising him for it, while Broly by contrast was barely even crying at all (and only did so in response to Goku's crying).
- Ironically, Frieza also played a major role in both the Broly from the Broly Saga and the Broly from Dragon Ball Super gaining their Legendary Super Saiyan states, as it was heavily implied in Shin Budokai - Another Road, and to a lesser extent Shin Budokai that Broly gained his Legendary Super Saiyan form as a result of Frieza's attempted genocide of the Saiyans and him surviving it, while in Super, Frieza triggered the transformation by murdering Paragus and then inferring the latter had been killed by a stray ki blast while Goku and Broly were still fighting.
- On a similar note, just before Goku finishes off Broly in Hell in Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai, Goku briefly muses the possibility of Broly and Goku being friends in another realm, which unintentionally foreshadowed how the incarnation of Broly in Dragon Ball Super befriended Goku in the ending of his film.
- As the Broly from Dragon Ball Super is a gentle-hearted Legendary Saiyan, he shares similarities with his Universe 6 counterpart Kale, as both are Legendary Saiyans with gentle-hearts who have trouble controlling the power of their Legendary Super Saiyan forms, though Kale has achieved some manner of control upon achieving her Super Saiyan 2 equivalent and Goku believes Broly can do the same with training (presumably due to recognizing the similarities between Broly and Kale).
- Both Broly and Kale value their friendships (Broly with Ba, Cheelai, & Lemo while Kale values her sisterly bond with Caulifla). However their protectiveness can lead them to go overboard or even rampage (Broly was prepared to kill the drunken Daigen for his disrespectful behavior towards Cheelai had Paragus not intervened and Kale has a fear of abandonment in at least the anime which has resulted in a history of jealousy towards individuals she fears may lead Caulifla to abandon her).
- On a similar note, Kale's manga incarnation had some similarities to Broly, in particular both unleashed their Legendary Super Saiyan states after a close one of theirs was attacked by Frieza, and both even proceeded to attack Frieza afterwards (Kale being aware of Frieza's attempt while Broly did so out of mindless rage).
- Kale also differs from Broly in that she is more civilized, well mannered, and has a relatively meek personality, while Broly is more primitive, lacking in social graces, and more prone to violence, due to being trained to be a warrior by his father. However these difference actually match how Saiyans are in their respective universes as Universe 6 Saiyans are more evolved, with their civilization, and homeworld of origin still intact, and tend to be gentle-hearted and righteous, while Universe 7 Saiyans tend to be less civilized, live on adopted homeworlds due to the Saiyan civilizations that existed on Planet Vegeta and Planet Sadala of Universe 7 being destroyed, and are generally more prone to violence and brutality, despite having the capacity to become gentle-hearted and righteous.
- Kale is also female which fits with female pure Saiyans being more commonplace in Universe 6, while canonically Broly and all known pure Saiyan survivors in Universe 7 are male.
- Both Broly and Kale value their friendships (Broly with Ba, Cheelai, & Lemo while Kale values her sisterly bond with Caulifla). However their protectiveness can lead them to go overboard or even rampage (Broly was prepared to kill the drunken Daigen for his disrespectful behavior towards Cheelai had Paragus not intervened and Kale has a fear of abandonment in at least the anime which has resulted in a history of jealousy towards individuals she fears may lead Caulifla to abandon her).
Main article: Broly (DBS)/Gallery
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- Tweet by Ajay on the summary. Twitter (October 14, 2018).
- Toriyama's comment on Broly. twimg (Jul 9, 2018).
- Herms' tweet on Weekly Jump. Twitter (December 6, 2018).
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- Destroying This Latest Movie?! The Incarnation of Rage!!!. Twitter (July 18, 2018).
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- Cipher's tweet on the Broly (Full Power) card. Twitter (October 26, 2018).
- Dragon Ball Super: Broly (Light Novel), 2018
- Frieza Impressed with Broly's power. Twitter. Retrieved on December 18, 2018.
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- Herms' tweet on Broly's Strength. Twitter (August 23, 2018).
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- Toyotarou Uchida interview. dragon-ball-official. Retrieved on August 9, 2021. + Herms' translation thread. Twitter. Retrieved on August 9, 2021.
- medium Saikyo Jump.
- Herms' translation of Toriyama's comments. Twitter. Retrieved on June 28, 2022.
- V-Jump refers to Broly (DBS)'s form as "Legendary Super Saiyan" 1 2
- SDCC "Which Saiyan will win!?". (broken link)
- Xenoverse 2: Parallel Quest 128 “Legendary Super Saiyan Smackdown” and 132 “The Ultimate Legendary Super Saiyan”
- SSFP Broly. Twitter (July 20, 2018).
- Herms' tweet on the Broly website. Twitter (August 10, 2018).
- Broly's Necklace Usage Revealed. Twitter (Octbober 5, 2018).
- Dragon Ball Super: Broly, 2018