"The costume of Great Saiyaman, a hero of justice who guards the city's peace."
The Great Saiyaman Suit was originally created by Bulma after she was asked by Gohan to create a costume for him to wear to hide his identity while using his abilities to fight crime and help people after his friends at school began talking about the mysterious Golden Fighter who was actually Gohan who had used his Super Saiyan form to stop some bank robbers while on his way to school and wanted to prevent his classmates from figuring out he was the golden fighter. Bulma created a special watch which allowed Gohan transform into his superhero alter-ego which he dubbed Great Saiyaman.
The original Great Saiyaman Suit worn by Gohan featured a helmet, red cape, green gi with a black bodysuit worn underneath, as well as white gloves and boots identical to those worn with the Battle Armor model created by Bulma during the Android Saga (presumably she may have reused the gloves and boots as she often produced them for her husband Vegeta as he often wore them as part of his normal attire). Gohan can don the suit by pressing the red button on his Great Saiyaman Watch allowing him to transform into Great Saiyaman instantly. The watch itself is worn on his wrist over top his suit's left glove when the suit is worn. However, despite his disguise, Videl managed to figure out his true identity and tricked Gohan into revealing it to her, blackmailing him into teaching her how to use Flight and entering the 25th World Martial Arts Tournament.
Gohan was forced to replace the Great Saiyaman Helmet with a white bandana (in the manga the bandana is orange like his helmet) and Sunglasses in order to participate in the World Martial Arts Tournament as its rules forbid the use of armor. However, when Videl was brutally beaten by Spopovich, Gohan's anger caused him to transform into his Super Saiyan form, which caused his bandana and cape to fall off later revealing Great Saiyaman with both the Golden Fighter and Gohan to his classmates Erasa and Sharpner when he transformed into a Super Saiyan and Super Saiyan 2 during his match with Kibito, however Piccolo destroyed all the cameras preventing Great Saiyaman's identity from being revealed to the general public. Gohan's Great Saiyaman Suit was heavily damaged during his battles with Dabura and Majin Buu and later replaced with Supreme Kai Clothes via Kibito's Magic Materialization after Kibito suggested that Gohan's clothes aren't suitable for training which were later turned by Kibito into the Turtle School uniform which Ultimate Gohan wore when he fought Super Buu. However, after the defeat of Kid Buu, Gohan obtained another identical Great Saiyaman Suit. In the films, Fusion Reborn and Wrath of the Dragon Gohan continued to wear the bandana and sunglasses with the suit instead of the helmet despite the fact he only wore them originally for the tournament, though in Fusion Reborn, Gohan ditched the bandana, sunglasses and cape and continued to wear the Great Saiyaman Suit for the rest of the movie. However, in Dragon Ball Super, Gohan returns to wearing the helmet he originally wore as Great Saiyaman.
After the defeat of Kid Buu, Videl acquired her own Great Saiyaman Watch to transform into Great Saiyaman 2 (or Great Saiyawoman in Funimation dub) and joined Gohan in fighting crime as a superhero team. Videl's suit resembles Gohan's though with a different color scheme (her cape is a pinkish-orange and she wears a teal gi with a purple bodysuit underneath), her helmet features a yellow heart, though she wears white boots and gloves of the same style as Gohan's Great Saiyaman Suit. Like Gohan she wears her Great Saiyaman watch over her suit's left glove.
During the filming of the Great Saiyaman film in Dragon Ball Super, Barry Kahn wears a version of Great Saiyaman's outfit while playing the role of Great Saiyaman in the film "Great Saiyaman vs. Mr Satan", ironically with Mr. Satan's son-in-law Gohan (who's identity as the real Great Saiyaman is still a secret) acting as his stunt double. Additionally pop idol Cocoa Amaguri plays the role of the film's damsel in distress. During the filming, Gohan removes his suit's helmet revealing that the suit's back bodysuit cover his head and part of his chin with only his face left uncovered. Gohan is also shown to wear his glasses underneath his helmet. Ironically, Barry Kahn is jealous of Gohan being married to Mr. Satan's daughter Videl and him getting all the attention as his stunt double in the movie, to the point he forces pop idol and co-star Cocoa Amaguri to help him blackmail Gohan into leaving the film and tries to turn Videl against Gohan by making it appear he is having an affair with Cocoa.
Barry plans to turn Videl against her husband fails as she knows Gohan would never cheat on her due to his personality, causing Barry to threaten to expose Gohan's secret identity. However Barry is possessed by the escaped alien criminal Watagash, who grows more powerful due to Barry's evil and sadistic nature to transform him allowing him to defeat Great Saiyaman in his base form. However Great Saiyaman transforms into a Super Saiyan while wearing his helmet for the first time in the series. While using the Super Saiyan form in his guise as Great Saiyaman he is referred to as Super Great Saiyaman by the film's director. Super Great Saiyaman manages to defeat Watagash easily with his Super Great Saiyaman Beam freeing Barry from his possession and the alien criminal is apprehended by Jaco. Barry's plan to ruin Gohan falls apart when Cocoa threatens to expose him as the monster Great Saiyaman fought, preventing Gohan's identity from being exposed. Gohan later decides to use the name Super Great Saiyaman when using his Super Saiyan form while disguised as his alter-ego. Later when he challenges Goku to a fight as Great Saiyaman, after Goku transforms into a Super Saiyan Gohan throws off his helmet before transforming into his Super Saiyan form.
There is somewhat of a running gag of other characters save for Gohan, Videl, and Bulma finding the suits to be lame or ridiculous. Originally Goten thought the suit was cool and asked if Gohan could get him one. However, in Dragon Ball Super, when Gohan told Goten he had Bulma make him one, Goten didn't want it and even called it lame. Both Goku and Piccolo have made it clear that they dislike Gohan wearing the costume.
Video Game Appearances
The Great Saiyaman Suit's worn by Gohan and Videl often appear in various video games as either alternate costume/skins (Xenoverse), transformations (Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 and Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3), or even separate playable characters (Budokai series, Xenoverse 2, Dragon Ball Fusions, and World Mission). In some games, like Dragon Ball Z: Taiketsu the Great Saiyaman Suit (w/ Sunglasses) appears as Adult Gohan's standard outfit. Other games feature Gohan's battle damaged Great Saiyaman Suit from the Majin Buu Saga as an alternate costume for Gohan (in some game's Gohan damaged Great Saiyaman Suit appears as the result of battle damage).
In Dragon Ball Online, it is revealed that in Age 820 when Earth was attacked by the remnants of the Frieza Force after the death of Mr. Satan who the Guard Troops that lead the Frieza Force believed was responsible for the death of Frieza, the remaining Z Fighters Krillin, Tien Shinhan, Gohan, Goten, Trunks, and Pan wear Saiyaman-like costumes (presumably supplied by Bulma) to hide their identities while combating the Frieza Force, but their ki-based fighting style becomes a hot topic and global interest in the use "ki" (introduced to general populace of Earth in Age 804 by Gohan's book Groundbreaking Science) escalates.
"Kid, you're something else. I knew there was someone out there who would see my masterpiece for what it is! One cool-as-heck costume coming right up! You bet. In fact, it's all ready to go! The Switch has a built-in function that can instantly materialize the uniform. I was hoping to have all of you use it from the get-go, but Master and Anne stopped me. Can you believe them? Anyway, that's why I never got around to explaining the feature. Try pressing that small switch there."
— Leggings explaining the Hero Switch's built-in suit materialization feature in World Mission
In Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission, Xeno Trunks and Beat acquire their own versions of the Great Saiyaman Suit which are depicted as high-tech suits of armor. While wearing their suits, Xeno Trunks takes on the alter-ego of Great Saiyaman 3, while Beat takes on the alter-ego of Great Saiyaman 4. Xeno Trunks' Great Saiyaman 3 Suit resembles Gohan's suit in coloration and helmet design though it comes equipped with a high-tech sword. Beat' Great Saiyaman 4 Suit resembles Xeno Trunks' though lacks a sword and features the traditional red and yellow color scheme of Beat's clothing. Due to their armored design the suits are apparently more durable and their visors emit a yellow glow. The suits armored design is also more practical for intense combat as the original suit was designed primarily to conceal the user's identity while fighting common Earthling criminals with Videl's suit being modelled after it. Beats suit manifests as a result of using the Hero Switch to allow him to fight outside of the Super Dragon Ball Heroes game world with the suit manifesting due to Beat looking up to Great Saiyaman 3 in Dokkan Battle while in World Mission Leggings reveals all the Hero Switches have a built-in feature that allows the user to materialize a suit just like Great Saiyaman 3's which Beat calls the Hero Master Costume. Leggings intended it to be utilized by the whole DBH Team but her assistant Anne and Great Saiyaman 3 objected as they are not as fond of the costume as she and Beat are.
"Your costume's rad, I'll admit that... but I'm not one to let evil go unpunished!"
— Great Saiyaman during his first encounter with Great Saiyaman 3 in World Mission
Great Saiyaman 3 & Great Saiyaman 4 later encounter Great Saiyaman 1 & 2 who foil an attempted robbery at Incha's Gacha Shop, though Great Saiyaman 2 mistakenly assumes Great Saiyaman 4 is an accomplice and that Great Saiyaman 3 is a crime boss leading to a misunderstanding that leads to a fight, though after fighting them Great Saiyaman realizes Great Saiyaman 3 & 4 aren't criminals and apologize. During the encounter, both Gohan and Videl wear their original costumes and are unaware of Leggings development of the Hero Master Costume design, however Gohan admits Great Saiyaman 3's costume is rad indicating he like Beat appreciates Leggings' design.
All Hero Switches can serve the same function as the Great Saiyaman Watch as its a built-in feature added by Leggings. Great Saiyaman 4 uses the suit while confronting Spopovich (Villainous Mode) and Yamu (Villainous Mode) in the real world in Story Chapter 3, Sub Chapter 1: "Great Saiyaman 4". After the cutscene featuring Beat's transformation into Great Saiyaman 4, the player can select to use the Hero Avatar or Great Saiyaman 4 as their Avatar in certain battles though doing so will change their Hero Avatar's Super Attack (to Kamehameha) and abilities (Hero's Code is added to his Ability 1 Slot) those of Great Saiyaman 4 though Great Saiyaman 4 can use any accessories equipped to the Hero Avatar card via the custom deck. Like the normal Hero Avatar, the Hero Avatar card must be in a custom deck to use Great Saiyaman 4 in battle. In addition to Great Saiyaman 3 & 4, Roche's younger brother Bocacchi wears a child-sized version of the original Great Saiyaman Suit as he is a young SDBH player who looks up to Great Saiyaman and the Hero Master, often playing make being hero with his friend Yuto. At one point, Yuto himself wonders if he should ask his mother to get him a Great Saiyaman Suit like Bocacchi's indicating child-sized versions are sold as costumes for children (presumably produced by the Capsule Corporation).
"Wow, you even beat the Master! I guess that makes YOU a Master now too! Don't tell anyone, but I've got an outfit like the Master's hanging up in my house."
— Moden reveals she has a suit like the Hero Master in World Mission
After Beat defeats Great Saiyaman 3 in the Secret Battle Tournament (which unlocks after beating the S Rank Tournament), the Tournament Registration clerk Moden reveals she secretly has an outfit like the Hero Master's Suit hanging up in her house. This also shows that Moden is a fan of Leggings' Hero Master suit design like Beat. In Dragon Ball Xenoverse, the Great Saiyaman Suit appears as clothing options for the Future Warrior. The suit's appearance depends on the warriors selected gender, as Male characters Earthling, Saiyan, Majin, Namekians, and Frieza Race wear the Great Saiyaman Suit worn by Gohan, while female characters where the one worn by Videl. Additionally, the Great Saiyaman Helmet appears as an accessory the design of which depends on the warrior's selected gender, as Male characters, Namekians, and Frieza Race where the helmet worn by Gohan and females where the one worn by Videl. Its description refers to Gohan's version as Design 1 and Videl's as Design 2. In addition to the helmet, there are also 2 accessories called Great Saiyaman Bandana 1 and Great Saiyaman Bandana 2 which are based on the bandana and sunglasses worn by Gohan during the tournament and films. Great Saiyaman Bandana 1 features the sunglasses worn as a disguise while the Great Saiyan Bandana 2 features the sunglasses worn on the forehead instead. Great Saiyaman and Great Saiyaman 2 appear as alternate costume skillsets for Gohan and Videl.
In Dragon Ball Fusions, the EX-Fusion of Gohan and Videl, Great Saiyaman 12 wears a Great Saiyaman Suit that is a fusion of both Great Saiyaman 1 and Great Saiyaman 2's suits as a result of their EX-Fusion which like Potara Fusion, causes the fusee's clothes to fuse. Thus Great Saiyaman 12's suit has a unique design which combines elements of both suits. Ginyuman and Great Jaco also have their own suits formed by their armor fusing with Gohan's Great Saiyaman Suit. Ginyuman's suit has a unique helmet design that incorporates Ginyu's Scouter which fuses with the helmet's visor creating a green lens Scouter visor and incorporates design Ginyu's Battle Armor though retains the color scheme of Gohan's suit. Great Jaco's Suit resembles Gohan's suit but features a different color scheme and the Galactic Patrol symbol from Jaco's uniform appears on Great Jaco's belt. Additionally a female alien hero named Granyu wears her own version of the suit though her's is essentially Great Saiyaman 2's helmet worn with caped Battle Armor. Tekka can purchase the Gohan and/or Videl's suits after recruiting Great Saiyaman and/or Great Saiyaman 2 however the suits lack helmets and Videl's suit can only be purchased and worn by Tekka if their selected gender is female (Alien, Earthling, Saiyan, or Offworlder). Gohan's Suit can only be purchased and worn by Tekka if their selected gendermales (Alien, Earthling, Saiyan, or Offworlder) or their selected race is Namekian (being hermaphrodites Namekians lack binary gender in Dragon Ball Fusions). The suits come in two pieces (top and bottom) and like all clothing their default coloration can be changed. In addition to Granyu and Tekka, various minor characters and their EX-Fusions may wear parts of Gohan's and Videl's suits. Tekka can wear the helmets of Gohan's and Videl by performing EX-Fusion with Great Saiyaman or Great Saiyaman 2 or any minor characters wearing said helmet like Granyu who wears a helmet based on Videl's. Unlike the purchasable suits, Tekka's EX-Fusions can wear either helmet design regardless of their selected gender. Like the Great Saiyaman 3 and 4 suits from Super Dragon Ball Heroes, Great Saiyaman 12's suit has a more armored design than Gohan and Videl's suits though their EX-Fusion's suit having an armored suit makes sense as the Timespace Rift is full of dangerous fighters and villains.
In Dragon Ball FighterZ, Great Saiyaman fights alongside Videl with his bandana and sunglasses being his default outfit however by utilizing a special input when selecting Videl, she will switch to her pigtails and high school clothes while Great Saiyaman switches to his helmet. Videl's Color 02 costume recolors Gohan's suit to resemble Great Saiyaman 2's color scheme while recoloring Videl's clothes to resemble the color scheme of her "Fight" T-shirt.
In Jump Force, the Great Saiyaman Suit appears as a special costume set for the player's avatar which can be acquired as a Raid Boss Event reward. The Great Saiyaman 1 suit is for males while the Great Saiyaman 2 suit is for females. The female version comes with its own boots while the male version uses the boots for male Battle Armor due to Gohan's boots being identical to Vegeta's as male Battle Armor is based on Vegeta's Battle Armor.
In Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle, Kid Trunks dons a Great Saiyaman Suit during "Perfect Disguise?! SOS to the Fortune-Teller" Event to discreetly ask Fortune-Teller Baba about his and Mai's future, but is forced to fight Fangs the Vampire, See-Through the Invisible Man, Bandages the Mummy, and Spike the Devil Man. However he forfeits to avoid facing Devilman's Devilmite Beam and decides against asking about the future. The suit resembles Gohan's though lacks a Great Saiyaman Watch and the helmet get knocked off in battle during his Super Attack forcing him to put it back on. In addition to Kid Trunks' Great Saiyaman disguise, Great Saiyaman 1 and 2 are playable as separate characters and as a pair as well as having playable helmetless variants. Additionally Great Saiyaman 3 and Great Saiyaman 4 from Super Dragon Ball Heroes also appear as playable characters. Great Saiyaman Gohan is also playable in his bandana and sunglasses, sunglasses without bandana, and Great Saiyaman unmasked from the World Tournament & Babidi Saga. He is also playable in his Super Saiyan and Super Saiyan 2 forms as well as playable in the black bodysuit of the Great Saiyaman Suit. The New Hero of Satan City Gohan (Teen) card can in mid-battls transform into New Hero of Satan City Great Saiyaman card.
- Great Saiyaman Suit Dokkan Battle cards
In Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, the Great Saiyaman Suit, Great Saiyaman Helmet, Great Saiyaman Bandana 1, and Great Saiyaman Bandana 2 return as clothing and accessory options for the Future Warrior. The Suit and Helmet function much like they did in Xenoverse as their appearance depends on the Warrior's selected gender. In addition to the Great Saiyaman Suit, there are also six color customizable versions of the suit called the Hero Suit with each baring a different symbol or mark on the suit's belt. Great Saiyaman and Great Saiyaman 2 also appear as separate playable characters instead of alternate costume skillsets for Gohan and Videl as they were in Xenoverse. Both Great Saiyaman and Great Saiyaman 2's skillsets are named Great Saiyaman Suit in Xenoverse 2.
The male Majin Time Patroller Yokkoi wears the suit, bandana, and sunglasses while acting as Conton City's Great Saiyaman 3 (he is unaware the Future Warrior had claimed the moniker) while female Saiyan Time Patroller Bologe wears Great Saiyaman 2's suit though without the helmet or bandana while acting as Great Saiyaman 4 apparently due to Yokkoi using Great Saiyaman 3 as his superhero name.
- List of Clothing & Accessories
- Great Saiyaman Helmet - The helmet worn by both Great Saiyaman and Great Saiyaman II. Great Saiyaman version can be worn by Males, Namekians, and Frieza Race characters, while Great Saiyaman 2 version can be worn by females. Its in-game description reads: "A helmet that makes you the Great Saiyaman. Design 1 is for guys, Design 2 is for girls!"
- Great Saiyaman Bandana 1 - The bandana and sunglasses worn by Great Saiyaman. The sunglasses are worn over the eyes to conceal the wearer's identity. Its in-game description reads: "Hide your true identity with a headscarf and sunglasses! A new Great Saiyaman style!"
- Great Saiyaman Bandana 2 - The bandana and sunglasses worn by Great Saiyaman. The sunglasses are worn on the forehead. Its in-game description reads: "Why hide your identity?! Wear your sunglasses on your forehead, Neo-Great Saiyaman style!".
- Great Saiyaman Suit - The suit worn by both Great Saiyaman and Great Saiyaman II. Great Saiyaman version can be worn by Males, Namekians, and Frieza Race characters, while Great Saiyaman 2 version can be worn by females. Its in-game description reads: "The costume of Great Saiyaman, a hero of justice who guards the city's peace".
- Hero Suit (Turtle) - A color customizable version of the Great Saiyaman Suit featuring the Kanji 亀 (Turtle) on its belt. Its in-game description reads: "A hero suit bearing the Turtle mark."
- Hero Suit (Crane) - A color customizable version of the Great Saiyaman Suit featuring the Kanji 鶴 (Crane) on its belt. Its in-game description reads: "A hero suit bearing the Crane mark."
- Hero Suit (Demon) - A color customizable version of the Great Saiyaman Suit featuring the Kanji 魔 (Demon) on its belt. "A hero suit bearing the Demon mark."
- Hero Suit (Ginyu Force) - A color customizable version of the Great Saiyaman Suit featuring the Ginyu Force mark on its belt. Its in-game description reads: "A hero suit bearing the Ginyu Force mark."
- Hero Suit (Red Ribbon Army) - A color customizable version of the Great Saiyaman Suit featuring the Red Ribbon Army logo on its belt. Its in-game description reads: "A hero suit bearing the RR mark."
- Hero Suit (CC) - A color customizable version of the Great Saiyaman Suit featuring the CC logo on its belt. Its in-game description reads: "A hero suit bearing the CC mark."
In Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, during the Majin Buu Saga (which covers the Majin Buu Era storylines), Gohan dons the Great Saiyaman Suit while attending Orange Star High School in Satan City.
- In several video games, Pan is shown be embarrassed by her parent's superhero alter-egos. However, as a baby in Dragon Ball Super she is shown to like it when her father dons his Great Saiyaman costume. Ironically, in Age 820 of the timeline of Dragon Ball Online when she is 41 years old she ends up wearing a Saiyaman-like costume to hide her identity while fighting the Frieza Force alongside her father, uncle, Trunks, Tien, and Krillin.
- Ironically the same applies to Goten as though he originally wanted his own suit in Dragon Ball Z he later rejected the one Gohan tried to give him in Dragon Ball Super due to his tastes having changed since then, though in Age 820 at the age of 53 he later dons a Saiyaman-like costume to hide his identity combat the remnants of the Frieza Force. Additionally Trunks who had always thought the suit was lame despite his mother being the one who designed it also ironically ended up wearing one to disguise himself when fighting the Frieza Force in Age 820 at the age of 52.
- In some video games, Mr. Satan himself is shown to like Videl's Great Saiyaman Suit and calling it a great outfit when fighting Great Saiyaman II in those games. However, in Xenoverse 2, if the Future Warrior talks to Mr. Satan while he is their current instructor while wearing the Great Saiyaman Suit he will say "Hm? What's with that weird fashion? I mean, that has to be the worst outfit I've ever seen. I expect my students to be better dressed. I only teach those with good fashion sense. Now, hurry up and change. Go on." which he says regardless of the warrior's gender. Additionally, he also has special dialog with Great Saiyaman 2, asking her what is up with her terrible outfit and asks if it is her way of lashing out at her dear old dad. Videl offended reminds him to call her Great Saiyaman 2 (Great Saiyawoman in the FUNimation dub) while still referring to him as dad.
- In the Xenoverse series, Gohan can transform into his Super Saiyan form while wearing his Great Saiyaman Suit and Helmet. Due to the helmet, Gohan's appearance does not change as much as his hair and eyes cannot be seen, thus only his Super Saiyan aura can be seen which also causes his suit to glow. The first time Gohan is seen transforming into his Super Saiyan form while wearing his Great Saiyaman Helmet is in Xenoverse, while the first time he transforms while wearing the helmet outside the video games in the main series is Dragon Ball Super. The helmet is shown to be strong enough to endure the transformation with no signs of breaking or cracking despite Gohan's power, indicating that it likely made of strong materials. However the helmet's antenna are not as durable as they are broken during the fight with the Watagash possessed Barry Kahn before Gohan transforms into Super Great Saiyaman.
- Unlike the helmet, this new look had the flaw of being unable to handle Gohan's Super Saiyan transformation as the bandana came off when Gohan transformed in anger over Videl being beaten by Spopovich, leaving only his sunglasses.
- Ironically the Bandana will not come off when the Super Saiyan or Super Saiyan 2 form is used by the Future Warrior in Xenoverse or the 2nd Future Warrior in Xenoverse 2. However it will be removed along with the sunglasses if a Super Saiyan 3 transformation is used (as it removes most accessories that cover the head) in Xenoverse 2.
- In Dragon Ball FighterZ, Great Saiyaman's Bandana is removed when he goes Super Saiyan. However his Helmet will stay on when transformed.
- Unlike the helmet, this new look had the flaw of being unable to handle Gohan's Super Saiyan transformation as the bandana came off when Gohan transformed in anger over Videl being beaten by Spopovich, leaving only his sunglasses.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Dragon Ball Online, 2010
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle, 2015
- ↑ Dragon Ball Xenoverse, 2015
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, 2016
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 Dragon Ball Fusions, 2016
- ↑ Daizenshuu 7, 1996