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"Gohan Beast" is not this article's official English name, it is used as there is currently no official translation.

"Gohan, listen up! If you put your mind to it, you could be the strongest in this world. Believe in yourself and cut loose! Let me see your true power! And use it to save the world!"
Orange Piccolo in Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero


Gohan Beast (そん はん・ビースト Son Gohan Bīsuto)[1] is a powerful transformation that is an evolved form of the Potential Unleashed state unique to Gohan.[1]

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.[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 an Earthling 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 match 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, and he 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,[1] 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.[2]

In Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, Gohan achieved the form after witnessing Piccolo get badly injured 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 tanked and brutally retaliated against a full power punch from Cell Max and was able to completely annihilate his core with a Special Beam Cannon.

Video Game Appearances

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 Herms' translation of Toriyama's comment. Twitter. Retrieved on June 28, 2022.
  2. Herms' tweet on Toriyama interview. Twitter. Retrieved on May 27, 2022.

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