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"It all comes down to this! My fate, Planet Vegeta's, Kakarot's, and yes, yours too, Frieza! We settle it here!"
— "Prologue to Battle! The Return of Goku!"


Final Spirit Cannon (ファイナルスピリッツキャノン Fainaru Supirittsu Kyanon) is an Energy Sphere/Energy Wave used by Bardock as his most powerful attack.

Overview

As he says "I'll blow you away!", Bardock puts his hand forward and charges a blue energy sphere. Then, he shouts "THIS ENDS NOW!" as he draws his arm back, and then he brings his hand forward and fires the attack at the opponent, inflicting a great deal of damage.

Usage

Bardock's Final Spirit Cannon being swallowed by Frieza's Supernova

In both Dragon Ball Z: Bardock - The Father of Goku and Dragon Ball Super: Broly, Bardock uses the Final Spirit Cannon in his final stand against Frieza. The tyrant's Supernova ends up absorbing the attack, obliterating Bardock and the Frieza Force soldiers he was fighting, before slamming into Planet Vegeta and destroying it and its inhabitants, seemingly completing the Genocide of the Saiyans (though Goku, Vegeta, Tarble, Nappa, Raditz, Turles, Broly and Paragus survive, either being off-world at the time or, in the case of the original renditions of Broly and Paragus, surviving due to the former's Legendary Super Saiyan potential awakening during that time.).

Film Appearances

This technique made its first theatrical appearance in the opening of Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge which includes the climax of Bardock - The Father of Goku where Bardock attacks Frieza with his Final Spirit Cannon only for it to be consumed by Frieza's Supernova.

Bardock also uses the technique in Broly, though it is depicted as a full power energy wave when fired. It is ultimately overcome by Frieza's Supernova. Ironically, the battle's depiction in Broly contradicts Frieza's two panel flashback to his battle with Bardock in the manga during the Frieza Saga (Final Spirit Cannon doesn't appear in this flashback as the two panels only depict Bardock confronting Frieza, then him getting hit by Frieza's Supernova). Bardock's attempted confrontation with Frieza in Broly is exclusive to the film as the scene wasn't in Dragon Ball Minus (parts of which were adapted in Broly).

Variations

Video Game Appearances

Bardock about to throw his Riot Javelin at Frieza in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

The technique appears under the name Riot Javelin (ライオットジャベリン) in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3, Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai - Another Road, Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit, Dragon Ball Heroes and Dragon Ball Xenoverse. It is named Final Spirit Cannon in the Budokai Tenkaichi series, Raging Blast series, and Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi where it appears as Bardock's Ultimate Blast. Bardock uses it under the name Spirit Cannon as his super attack in Dragon Ball: Tap Battle, as well as to end the rush which is his ultimate attack in the game. He can also use it in Dragon Ball Z For Kinect and Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z, where it appears as Bardock's Super Attack in his base form. In his Super Saiyan form, Bardock uses an energy wave version called Rebellion Trigger.

"Changes into an aggressive Ki Blast when your Health is very low."
Dragon Ball Xenoverse Skill description

In Dragon Ball Xenoverse, it appears under the name Riot Javelin and is one of Bardock's Super Skills. It can also be obtained by the Future Warrior as a reward in Parallel Quest 55: "Power Berserkers". In the game, it becomes stronger if the users health is very low.

It is Bardock's super attack in Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle in his base and Super Saiyans forms.

In Dragon Ball Fusions, it appears as a Special Move used by Bardock in both his base and Super Saiyan forms, as well as his EX-Fusion Barlot.

"Fires a Ki Blast that is stronger when the character's health is low."
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Tutorial description

In Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, Riot Javelin returns as one of Bardock's Super Skills. During the opening prologue, an altered timeline of Age 737 is shown where Bardock has a vision of Golden Frieza facing Super Saiyan Blue Goku in Age 779 before he snaps out of it and attacks Frieza with Riot Javelin but it is consumed by Frieza's Supernova and Bardock is seemingly killed as in the original history, though during The Masked Saiyan Saga it is revealed that Towa and Mira used a wormhole to prevent Bardock's death which is implied to have resulted in the events of Episode of Bardock when he managed to escape into the past before he was subsequently recaptured by the Time Breakers and turned into the Masked Saiyan. As part of the Masters Pack DLC, it can also be learned by the Future Warrior by completing School Quest: "Lesson 2" of Bardock's Training.[4] As part of the 1.15.00 Update DLC, after randomly obtaining Customization Unlock Key 1 as a Raid Reward, it will unlock SSJ4 Goku in Partner Customization allowing it to be added to his Custom skillset after purchasing it in Partner Customization.[5] As part of the 1.17.00 Update DLC, after randomly obtaining Customization Unlock Key 11 as a Raid Reward, it will unlock Goku (GT) in Partner Customization allowing it to be added to his Custom skillset after purchasing it in Partner Customization.[6]

In Dragon Ball FighterZ, it once again appears under the name Riot Javelin and is Bardock's level 1 Super Attack, costing one bar of meter to perform, and automatically appears at the end of his Medium Super Combo. Bardock also performs this attack as a follow-up to his other Super Attack, Saiyan Spirit, which also costs one bar of meter to perform, totaling to two bars of meter usage if the player decides to unleash both attacks. Bardock can choose to aim his Riot Javelin diagonally upwards into the air or straight ahead while he is on the ground and can choose to aim it straight ahead or diagonally towards the ground while he is in the air.

"Heh... No! That's pathetic... I will be the one to avenge them! ...Me! ...Me! I'm going to defeat you! This...will change everything...! Uryaaaaaaaaa!"
— Bardock during his Dramatic Finish victory in Dragon Ball FighterZ

Additionally it also appears in both of Bardock and Frieza's Dramatic Finishes on the Space stage. If Frieza KO's Bardock with a Vanish (as his Neutral Heavy Attack lacks knockback to be used to trigger it) it will trigger a Dramatic Finish that reenacts Bardock's death scene from the TV Special where Bardock retaliates with Riot Javelin only for it to be consumed by Frieza's Supernova which kills Bardock who smiles as he sees a vision of Goku confronting Frieza on Namek before screaming Kakarot as he dies. If Bardock KO's Frieza with a Neutral Heavy Attack or Vanish it will trigger a Dramatic Finish where Frieza retaliates with a Supernova, causing Bardock to see a vision of Goku confronting Frieza on Namek which seemingly causes Bardock to accept his fate, before he suddenly snaps himself out of the vision and angrily berates himself for almost giving in. Using his rage, Bardock powers up destroying Frieza's Supernova in the process his body crackling with bio-electricity. Bardock swears he will be the one to avenge his fellow Saiyans and transforms into a Super Saiyan. He then creates a Riot Javelin which he throws at Frieza and hits the tyrant causing his body to spin due to the attack's rotation before exploding, with Bardock removing his bandana and holding it up as a symbolic gesture to his fallen comrades.

Trivia

  • In FighterZ, the manner in which the attack's rotation causes Frieza's body to spin after being hit by the attack is quite similar to the Rasengan from the Naruto series though the rotation caused by Super Saiyan Bardock's Riot Javelin is brief in comparison.
  • In Broly, Bardock fires the attack as an energy wave, rather than a sphere that gets thrown at Frieza
  • Bardock's soliloquy while charging the attack varied between various dubs. In Bardock - The Father of Goku, and to a lesser extent Cooler's Revenge, Bardock declares that the attack he was now charging was for all the people the Saiyans killed in Frieza's name, while sarcastically "offering" it to Frieza as he launches it (The Father of Goku also has him mentioning his regret for ever obeying Frieza between these two lines, which was cut from the Cooler's Revenge version of the speech). In Frieza's flashback to Bardock's last stand in The End of Vegeta, he merely utters a yell. In the Kai dub for the first episode, Bardock instead comments that they are to settle the fates of himself, his son Kakarot, the whole of Planet Vegeta, and also Frieza.

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