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Dragon Thunder (ドラゴンサンダー Doragon Sandā) is a technique used by Rage Shenron.

Overview

Rage Shenron shoots beams of electricity from the fingers of his slime construct. For Syn Shenron, he calls lightning from the nearby clouds, or uses the spikes on his back to electrocute his enemies.

Usage

Dragon Thunder is first used by Rage Shenron on Goku, stunning him fairly well. He also used it briefly on Super Saiyan 4 Goku, but to no effect.

Rage Shenron's Dragon Thunderclap

This same attack is used on Super Saiyan 4 Goku by Omega Shenron, except it is shot down from the sky as a lightning bolt which sends the air-born Goku crashing down like a lightning bolt, but still not affecting him very much.[2]

Omega Shenron also uses this attack in a painful variation on Vegeta, where he extends his spikes long enough to stab Vegeta right through his left shoulder and electrocutes him, nearly killing him.[3]

Variations

Female Offworlder Tekka performing Magical Thunder in Dragon Ball Fusions

  • Magical Thunder - A magical-lightning based version of this attack used by many fighters in Dragon Ball Fusions.
  • Arcane of the Shadow Dragons - The Ultimate Move Arts for Omega Shenron (DBL-EVT-38U) where he uses Dragon Thunder as the finisher.

Video Game Appearances

In Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 and Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World, this attack is simply Omega Shenron calling down thunder from the sky just like the first time he used it on Super Saiyan 4 Goku, but he will also be able to store the energy in his body. He can wait to use it later, then calling the thunder down on the opponent.

Omega Shenron uses his Dragon Thunder on Ultimate Gohan in Budokai Tenkaichi 3

Omega Shenron's second version of the technique is used as his Rush Attack in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2, Budokai Tenkaichi 3, and Ultimate Tenkaichi. However, unlike in the series, the spikes impale the opponent on more than just one shoulder.

In Ultimate Tenkaichi, Ultimate Shenron uses the first version of the technique during a boss fight in the Hero Mode.

In Dragon Ball Heroes is the super attack of Rage Shenron in his Giant Form.

Omega Shenron (DBL-EVT-38U) performing Dragon Thunder as the finisher for his Arcane of the Shadow Dragons Ultimate Move Arts in Dragon Ball Legends

In Dragon Ball Xenoverse, it appears as one of Omega Shenron's Super Skills. Due to Omega Shenron's spikes being used as part of the technique, it is among the few techniques in the game that can not be learned, nor obtained by the Future Warrior. Also due to the way the technique is performed, it is somewhat of a difficult move to hit an opponent with.

In Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, it returns as one of Omega Shenron's Super Skills, though once again cannot be obtained by the Future Warrior do to the nature in which it is performed.

In Dragon Ball Fusions, Dragon Thunder is a Special Move used by Omega Shenron (Lv. 60), Kadoola (Lv. 51), Shabbet (Lv. 67), and Zalutz (Lv. 63). In this game it is fired from the user's finger similar to Rage Shenron's version.

In Dragon Ball Legends, Omega Shenron (DBL-EVT-38U) performs Dragon Thunder as the finisher for his Arcane of the Shadow Dragons Ultimate Move Arts.

Trivia

  • In the English dub of Dragon Ball GT, this attack is called "Dragon Thunderclap" when used by Rage Shenron and the first time by Omega Shenron. The other time Omega Shenron uses this technique, he says only "Dragon Thunder" and adds the impaling of his victim.

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