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"Gohan, listen closely! You have the potential to become the most powerful being on Earth. You need to believe in yourself and unleash that power! So draw out all of your strength and use it to protect your world and everyone in it!"
Orange Piccolo's speech to motivate Gohan in Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero.


Gohan Beast[3] (そん はん・ビースト Son Gohan Bīsuto)[4] is a powerful transformation that is an evolved form of the Potential Unleashed state unique to Gohan.[4]

Overview

Concept and Creation

Toriyama stated that the name comes from the sensation that "the wild beast within has awakened". The initial design included pale skin and a more intimidating face with the big, upturned hair added when this was decided not to be enough.[4] Prior to this name being finalized, this form was referred to as Final Gohan[5] (最後悟飯 Saigo Gohan, lit. "Final/Last/End Gohan") in the storyboards.[1]

In the Dragon Ball Super anime, Gohan had previously mentioned striving for "an ultimate form that no one has ever seen before". Similarly, in the manga, he had brought up to Kefla his goal to evolve as his own person[6] ("as a human" in Viz's translation) rather than as a Saiyan.

Appearance

The beginning visuals of Gohan's transformation heavily resemble those of his original Super Saiyan 2 awakening. Gohan's eyes flicker and spiral from black to red before fully manifesting the form, in which his eyes become fully red with black pupils. In this state, his hair turns light gray of a similar shade as Perfected Ultra Instinct and lengthens to resemble his Super Saiyan 2 hairstyle as a boy but is even longer, resulting in his overall hair structure tilting backwards to a large degree, and finally with a single large bang in front reaching down to his chest. His aura retains its bluish-white glow, but he also gains a reddish-magenta inner aura shrouded by magenta lightning. The eruption of his ki is so intense it resembles a massive geyser.

Usage and power

Gohan Beast is an evolved form of Gohan's Potential Unleashed state, stemming from Gohan's continued awakenings since he was a child,[4] and is currently his strongest transformation in recent media. Piccolo believed just prior to Gohan achieving the form that he would be the strongest, and in promotion for the film Toriyama referred to Gohan as being stronger than anyone, but not having had a chance to shine recently.[7] His power was such that he defeated the weakened Cell Max with ease.

In Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, Gohan achieved the form after witnessing Piccolo's apparent death by Cell Max and transformed out of pure rage, much like his first Super Saiyan 2 transformation against the original Cell. In this form, he effortlessly withstood and brutally retaliated against a full power punch from Cell Max and was able to completely annihilate his massive energy sphere as well as his core with a Special Beam Cannon while Orange Piccolo was restricting the giant's movement.

Video Game Appearances

Gohan Beast in Ultra God Mission 3

The form makes an appearance in the third mission for Ultra God Mission.

Trivia

Super Saiyan with manga's limited colors.

  • This transformation bears some resemblance to how a Super Saiyan is drawn with limited colors in the manga.

Gallery

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Chronicles' tweet on the storyboards. Twitter. Retrieved on July 9, 2022.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Trailer sub tweet by Chronicles. Twitter. Retrieved on July 6, 2022.
  3. Gohan Beast and Orange Piccolo English.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Herms' translation of Toriyama's comment. Twitter. Retrieved on June 28, 2022.
  5. On occasions where it was translated into English for Dragon Ball Super, "Saigo" is translated as "Final".
  6. Direct translation: "オレはサイヤ人としてではなく、1人の人間として進化する道を選んだ" ("I choose to evolve as my own person")
  7. Herms' tweet on Toriyama interview. Twitter. Retrieved on May 27, 2022.

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