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"It seems that when you fought me in God form your body learned from the experience, merely feeling that level of power was enough to push you to new heights. So now even though your God form has expired, your power is much greater than before."
Beerus in Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods


God's Crimson Radiance is a special trait of the Super Saiyan God form. God's Crimson Radiance refers to the power of the Super Saiyan God form, but not any of its other traits, such as its godly ki.

Overview

While "God's Crimson Radiance" is normally only available in the Super Saiyan God form, rare prodigies among the Saiyans can fully merge it into their Super Saiyan form.

Usage and Power

Goku displayed this trait while in his Super Saiyan God form during his battle with Beerus, and after dropping out of his Super Saiyan God form, he retained "God's Crimson Radiance" in his Super Saiyan form, allowing him to retain the power thanks to him fully merging with it. After the battle, Goku realized that fully mastering his base and Super Saiyan forms would be more beneficial than other training - leading to these forms being mastered in his training with Whis and resulting in him obtaining the Saiyan beyond God and Super Saiyan Blue states.

In the movie, it is said that the Super Saiyan (with God's Crimson Radiance) form possesses power only somewhat below Super Saiyan God. In the anime it is said by Beerus that this state possesses the strength of a Super Saiyan God, and later by Vegeta that it surpasses Super Saiyan God.[1]

Whilst training with Whis, Goku and Vegeta mastered the energies of a god in their Super Saiyan state,[2] which led to them attaining Super Saiyan Blue.

In the Dragon Ball Super manga, Goku Black in his Super Saiyan form manages to reach a level of power where he can battle the tired Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta - after surpassing this level of strength it is noted that he "surpassed Super Saiyan God".

Video Game Appearances

In Xenoverse, God's Crimson Radiance is referenced in a dialogue between Goku and Demigra. As Demigra tries to control Goku with Dark Magic and fails in the process, the latter says it is because he became a god once before. As their fight takes place after the events of Battle of Gods, Goku retained the Super Saiyan God powers, thus being unable to be controlled by Demigra's Dark Magic. As a result, it is implied that users of God's Crimson Radiance (and by extension Super Saiyan God, God-like Saiyan, and Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan) grants one immunity to being controlled by the Dark Magic used by both Demigra and Towa (as Towa never attempts to control Goku with Dark Magic in Xenoverse 2, presumably due to being aware of this limitation as a result of Demigra's failure to control Goku).

However Supervillainization is shown to be capable of effecting divine entities and users of God's Crimson Radiance as Fu is able to grant Supervillainization to Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan (Evolved) Vegeta, while Super Saiyan Rosé Goku Black and Fused Zamasu are also able to utilize Supervillainization despite them possessing the God's Crimson Radiance through their Super Saiyan Rosé form. The Future Warrior is also able to achieve Supervillainization using Fu's Demon Realm Crystals during his Crystal Raid experiments, even after acquiring the ability to utilize God's Crimson Radiance via their Super Saiyan God, Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan, or Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan (Evolved).

In Dragon Ball Legends, Shallot and Giblet are able to utilize God's Crimson Radiance via their Super Saiyan God forms.

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