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This article is about the out of control form not accessible by normal Saiyans, referred to as the "Legendary Super Saiyan". For the form accessible by demonic Saiyans, see Berserk (demonic Saiyan). For the mastered version of the standard Super Saiyan form, see Super Saiyan Full Power. For other forms thought to be the "Legendary Super Saiyan", see Legendary Super Saiyan (disambiguation).

"He's the one... The Saiyan of legend!"
Vegeta in Dragon Ball Z: Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan

Legendary Super Saiyan (伝説の超サイヤ人 Densetsu no Sūpā Saiya-jin) is an extremely powerful and rare Super Saiyan transformation. It is a Berserk state[10] with a seemingly endless supply of energy, said to appear once every thousand years.[11]

As of Dragon Ball Super it is generally just referred to as Super Saiyan in its initial stage, and Full Power Super Saiyan when bulked up fully.[12][13][14][15][16]

It is the Super Saiyan B-type (スーパーサイヤじんビータイプ Sūpā Saiya-jin Bī Taipu) of the Broly-type Super Saiyan forms, it is a Super Saiyan which has evolved differently from the graded forms and levels 2 and 3[4], and is the Final Form of the standard Super Saiyan[3] form, which it is a powered-up version of.[1] Vegeta states that this state may be the "true form" of the Saiyans.[17]

The Legendary Super Saiyan is a being of immense power spoken of in an ancient Saiyan folklore[18], and Broly's form is referred to as being the "Legendary Super Saiyan" due to the user's love of destruction and slaughter - just like the Super Saiyans of legend[4], and it is noted that perhaps this instinct-driven form is the true Super Saiyan spoken of in legends.[1] It is the true appearance and form of a Saiyan.[19] In Universe 6, this form is simply known as the Legendary Saiyan.[11]

Creation

This form was created by Dragon Ball's animation company Toei Animation and its full power golden hair design was created by the original Dragon Ball manga author, Akira Toriyama.

The official production design for the Tournament of Power arena refers to Kale's form as "turning into Broly" (ブロリー化).[20]

When Toriyama created the Dragon Ball Super incarnation of Broly, he chose to ignore the Legendary Super Saiyan form's green hair when creating his design, and so Naohiro Shintani decided to add it.[21]

Appearance

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Artwork of Kale in the form

The Legendary Super Saiyan's appearance is quite distinguishable from the regular forms of Super Saiyan.

In Dragon Ball Z: Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan, the hair color is yellowish green. When powering up to his full power in this state Broly's hair changes from a green color to the golden glow of an ordinary Super Saiyan, as he does at the end of Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan and for the entirety of Broly - Second Coming. Bio-Broly also possess the golden hair at all times when in this form.

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Kale's initial transformation in the colored manga

In the anime, colored manga and Dragon Ball Super: Broly, in its initial state this form possess golden hair similar to a Super Saiyan. In the anime and Broly when the form is at full power the hair color is completely green with only the eyebrows possessing a yellowish color, with each user of the form having a different shade of green.

In the colored manga as well as some promotional material for the Broly film[22] and for most of the battle in the Dimension of Strange Swirling Lights in the film itself, the form has golden hair like an ordinary Super Saiyan (but of a slightly darker tone in the colored manga).

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Broly's appearance in the colored manga

The most noticeable difference between the form of the Legendary Super Saiyan and the regular Super Saiyan is the body size. When a Saiyan transforms into this form, their body grows in height and their muscle mass greatly increases, making it similar in appearance to the Super Saiyan Third Grade transformation. In addition, unlike the Third Grade of Super Saiyan, this Final Form of Super Saiyan actually increases the user's height. In Broly's case, he's said to grow to be 3 meters tall.[23]

During its initial appearance under Kale's usage, the form possessed the electricity sparks similar to Super Saiyan 2.

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Broly's irises in this form

In this form, the user's pupils and irises vanish, making them look much more maniacal than normal. When used with the Wrath State, on occasions where the user's pupils and irises do re-appear, they are the same as that of Wrath State, being yellow in color.

Usage and Power

This form is first awakened with intense sorrow.[23] In Dragon Ball Super: Broly, Broly takes on this form by becoming a Super Saiyan while already in his Wrath State. Interestingly, Kale does not require the Wrathful state in order to become Super Saiyan, possibly due to Universe 6 Saiyans having evolved to no longer having access to Great Ape power or the Wrathful form is not necessary to access Super Saiyan.

As noted by Cabba and Caulifla, this form is known in Universe 6 as a demon Saiyan who rampages and whose power grows constantly - eventually to the point that it kills them, meaning the transformation cannot be used for long without risk of death if it is used for too long. The form is also an extreme example of a transformation that relies on power[24] and so is predictable and easy to evade despite its great speed. When the form starts to have an effect on the user's health, their power and speed start to drop drastically.[25]

The Legendary Super Saiyan form is a powered-up version of the first Super Saiyan form,[4] Due to this, taking enough damage in this state will revert the user to the previous form.[26] It is similar to the Super Saiyan Third Grade level but unlike Third Grade, Legendary Super Saiyan's speed is "ultra first-class",[3] which is demonstrated by how Broly in this form managed to effortlessly dodge a combined front from both Goku and Piccolo as well as Broly using several clothesline maneuvers. In addition, unlike Super Saiyan Third Grade, the form has the user increase in height significantly. The power increase given from this form is unconfirmed, though according to one guidebook this form is stronger than an ordinary Super Saiyan[1] but weaker than Super Saiyan 2.[3] In this form, Broly's power, speed, strength, energy, and endurance increase drastically, exceeding the power of the Dragon Team at the time they fought him. Since his power level in this form is so massive, Piccolo stated that Broly's ki can be felt all the way from Kami's lookout. Broly has been shown to take extremely powerful attacks without so much as flinching, meaning he was at least twice as strong as the individual Z Fighters who fought him.[1] According to V-Jump, Broly's power level in this form during his battle against the Z Fighters on New Planet Vegeta was around the 1,400,000,000 range.

In the Dragon Ball Super anime, Kale in this form seemingly possesses greater power than Super Saiyan 3 Goku, she also initially appears to overpower Super Saiyan Blue Goku with this form but later is shown inferior to Goku's Super Saiyan God despite being in an even more powerful Super Saiyan 2 state. In the manga, Kale's power in this form is strong enough to knock around the non-serious Golden Frieza, break Perfected Super Saiyan Blue Goku's guard - though Frieza notes he could defeat her if he got serious. After she powered up further she is able to knock the likes of Top and Perfected Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta off the tournament arena at the same time, eventually eliminating a majority of the fighters, including several of her own teammates such as Magetta - whom she threw off the arena, as well as the Universe 3 fusion Agnilasa, though a combination of her berserker mentality and effectively being weakened and by her own power taking a toll on her causes her to struggle against the lesser Pride Troopers.

In Dragon Ball Super: Broly, Broly is powerful enough that in the initial version of this state he is able to simultaneously overwhelm Goku and Vegeta while they were in the Super Saiyan Blue state (Perfected Super Saiyan Blue in the manga), battle Golden Frieza for an hour and then fight on par with Super Saiyan Gogeta, however even after reaching full power he is no match for Super Saiyan Blue Gogeta.

Users of the Legendary Super Saiyan form, or at least Broly, seem to have enhanced regenerative abilities and healing factor in comparison to normal Saiyans.

This form is the B-type of the Broly-type Super Saiyan forms - and is the most powered-up Super Saiyan form of the three basic types, the B-type Super Saiyan form is referred to as being the "legendary Super Saiyan" due to the user's love of destruction and slaughter - just like the Super Saiyans of legend.[4]

When a Saiyan transforms into this form, they cause the sky and the environment to change color twice, often ending in a gray/dark blue look. Directly before he transforms, Broly's cheeks quiver and then simply rip apart; the same occurs for his eye sockets and chest. It seems that instead of Broly simply enlarging when he transforms, the Legendary Super Saiyan form bursts forth from his body. This also occurs in Kale on the final occasion that she takes this berserker state. Normally, however, the bursting forth from the body does not occur in Kale, nor does it occur in Bio-Broly or Broly (DBS). In addition, unless forced out of the transformation, the user also simply has the transformation fade out normally, which is shown with Broly prior to going into a seven-year coma in Broly - Second Coming. Once this form is in use the user is usually taken over by rage with little judgment to spare and solely becomes a rampaging monster with the lust to kill.

Unfortunately for the user, maintaining the form usually requires a massive release of a significant amount of energy, if left unchecked, the buildup of energy would destroy the user from the inside out. Keeping the energy might cause the form's user severe fatigue as seen before he released their energy in a devastating way and may cause them to revert to their normal form and tire them out very quickly. Interestingly, Broly did not suffer from this stigma in his second appearance, hinting that he may have overcome the form's limitations. The form can also be incredibly hard to maintain for early users, causing them to pass out after being in the form for too long. When used by Broly in Dragon Ball Super: Broly, it was noted in the novel that he seemed to possess unlimited stamina when using the golden haired non-full power version of the form, as he never tired nor did his power drop even after more than an hour of battling Golden Frieza.

Users of this form possess a heavyweight fighting style; using crushing moves, and grabs to overpower his/her opponents rather than lots of fast and powerful punches and kicks like most other fighters in the series use. Their energy is also unique, being a shade of green (though Paragus is shown to have green ki too).

Dragon Ball Z

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Legendary Super Saiyan Broly uses his full power, turning his hair golden

In his first appearance, Broly fought and completely dominated Goku, Gohan, Vegeta and Future Trunks in their Super Saiyan (Goku and Gohan) and 2nd Grade Super Saiyan forms (Vegeta and Future Trunks), and Piccolo in his Super Namekian state, all at the same time, with his opponents being unable to hurt him in the least. Even a Super Kamehameha from Goku at point-blank range failed to inflict any damage to Broly. It was only after everyone donated their powers to Goku that he was able to focus all of their energy into a single punch, and it nearly killed him.

In his second appearance, Broly, after transforming into his Legendary Super Saiyan form, goes head to head with Gohan in both his Super Saiyan and Super Saiyan 2 forms and easily overpowers him. However, Gohan puts up a much better fight than he did last time, and one of his blows even managed to stun Broly. Broly is only then defeated with the combined help from Goku, Gohan, Goten, and Trunks.

In his third appearance, Broly's clone Bio-Broly transforms into his Legendary Super Saiyan form after simply catching sight of Goten to awaken both the Saiyan instincts and personal vendetta of his source material. However, the Culture Fluid deforms his physical form to the point that he no longer resembles his source material. He easily dominates Goten, Trunks, Krillin, and Android 18, but is defeated by Goten, Trunks, and Krillin's Multiple Kamehameha when ocean water solidifies his culture fluid body.

Dragon Ball Super

In the anime, Kale achieves the form through self-loathing and anger through Cabba and Caulifla being friendly with each other. She proceeds to attempt to kill Cabba, however she drops out of the form after Caulifla tells Kale that she has no interest in Cabba.

During the anime version of the Tournament of Power, Kale was able to easily overpower Goku while in his Super Saiyan 2 form. Kale was able to withstand a point-blank Kamehameha from Goku in his Super Saiyan Blue state and walk right through it. She then processed on her rampage against Goku as he was surprised at how powerful she is, she then grabbed his face and as she did so her power seemed to overwhelm her body and forced her to toss Goku away and leak out her overflow of ki. Kale then demolished the entire Tournament of Power stage with her ferocious power and even caught the attention of all the Pride Troopers with her mighty voice. This form was finally defeated by Jiren with a Power Impact and forced Kale to revert back to base form. Caulifla refers to this form as "ultra super power".

Kale's emotions allow her to control this form and attain her own Super Saiyan 2 form. Kale transforms in this form again from Super Saiyan 2 transformation and was able to take out three Pride Troopers with Caulifla, reverting back to normal afterward from exhaustion. In order to prove herself worthy in her own eyes to Caulifla in their tag battle against Goku, Kale once again goes berserk, however, her bond with Caulifla allows her to gain complete control of this state, turning her Super Saiyan 2 form into a "true legendary Super Saiyan".

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Legendary Super Saiyan Kale attacks Agnilasa

In the manga, Kale transformed into this state in anger at Frieza and proceeded to rush him down. As Golden Frieza prepared to get serious, Goku then interfered with the battle and fought Kale with his Perfected Super Saiyan Blue - to which she managed to break his guard, only for him to be kicked out of the way by Frieza. Kale then powered up to her full power before dashing past them and creating an explosion of energy from her body that knocks out several fighters in the tournament. As she begins rampaging in this state, Kale's strong enough to nearly knock out Vegeta (who had to use an energy blade to ground himself near the edge) and Toppo (who had to be pulled back into the arena by Dyspo.) Kale proceeds to knock out the remaining fighters of Universe 4, and proceed to eliminate Agnilasa in a single kick, eliminating Universe 3. Following this, Kale eliminates the remaining members of Universe 2, before finishing off Universe 10 by eliminating Obuni.

At this point, the drawbacks of the form begin to show themselves as Kale is unable to differentiate friend from foe, picking up Magetta and tossing him out of the arena single-handedly, before also knocking out Saonel and Pirina as they try to talk sense back into her. Cabba reveals that Kale is in fact the "Legendary Saiyan," and if she doesn't come to her senses she'll continue rampaging until she self-destructs. As Cabba attempts to reach her, Kale knocks him out of the ring, though Cabba is saved by Vegeta. Though the Pride Troopers are briefly shown struggling against Kale, Vegeta points out that they've seen through her and that she has begun losing power and is at her limit.

Using the initial version of this form, Broly battles Goku and Vegeta in their Perfected Super Saiyan Blue forms in the manga.

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Super Saiyan Broly fighting Goku and Vegeta

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Chou Broly

In Dragon Ball Super: Broly, Broly transforms into this form after seeing his father's dead body. Broly unleashes a vibrant, flaming green aura. His energy is capable of causing the atmosphere to violently shift colors. Right before tarnsforming, his sclera flash red and his pupils and irises actually shatter into blankness, marking Broly's transition into his berserker rage. Upon fully transforming, his hair takes on the standard yellow hue and his skin is noticeably paler.

Broly is able to outmatch Goku and Vegeta in their Super Saiyan Blue forms even diving through their Galick Kamehameha with ease. He fights Frieza in his final form and easily beats him around, he then proceeds to fight Golden Frieza for around one hour before finally beating him to the point he cannot fight back.

Super Saiyan Broly

Super Saiyan Broly

Broly craves battles in this form and even tried to attack Whis, who easily avoids his attacks without effort, showing Broly in this form is no match for him. Later Gogeta, the Fusion Dance of Goku and Vegeta appears to fight him. In this form while fighting he was able to push base Gogeta to transform into Super Saiyan, and they both seems evenly matched in terms of power, as Broly could match Gogeta's Kamehameha with his own energy attack, with the resulting clash breaking through dimensions, but Gogeta's superior skills soon gave him a decisive edge to land many blows on Broly while Broly struggled to keep up with Gogeta and hardly landing any blows, although he still endured with little hindrence to his performance. In the end, Broly's power grows again and he transformed into his Full Power Super Saiyan form. In the light novel however, Broly reverts back to his regular Super Saiyan form towards the end of his fight with Gogeta.[27]

Legendary Super Saiyan Broly and Super Saiyan Gogeta shatter through dimensions as they fight until Broly powers up into his full power state, shrouded in a green aura. In response, Gogeta activates Super Saiyan Blue to regain the upper hand. Ultimately, Gogeta prevails over Broly, who is narrowly saved from a lethal Full-Force Kamehameha by Cheelai, who wishes Broly back to Planet Vampa, helping Broly calm down and return to his base form in the process. Cheelai and Lemo join him on Vampa, while Goku approaches them with supplies (including Capsules, a Capsule House, and two Senzu Beans) and offers to train with Broly.

Advancement

Full Power

The Legendary Super Saiyan form reaches its most powerful when powered up to its maximum, referred to as "Full Power Super Saiyan" in promotional material for Dragon Ball Super Broly.

In Dragon Ball Z the full power state is identical to the regular form, albeit with golden hair identical to an ordinary Super Saiyan, while in Dragon Ball Super the full power state is bulkier than the ordinary level, and in the Broly film possess green hair.

Higher Levels

Main articles: Super Saiyan 2, Super Saiyan 3, and God Broly

Legendary Kale 2

Kale's controlled Super Saiyan 2

There also exist final form versions of the Super Saiyan 2 and Super Saiyan 3 forms. When controlled by Kale, the Legendary Super Saiyan 2 possesses no berserker traits.

A Legendary Super Saiyan who manages to take on a godly form also achieves a state much different from either Super Saiyan God or Super Saiyan Blue.

Hybrid States

Main articles: Great Ape Broly and Super Saiyan 4

Emerald Great Ape Broly fusions

Great Ape Broly

The Legendary Super Saiyan form can be combined with the Great Ape, creating Broly's equivalent of Golden Great Ape. Through this form, the Super Saiyan 4 and Super Saiyan 4 Full Power forms can be attained.

Fusion

Super Saiyan

Main articles: Super Saiyan and Super Saiyan Full Power

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Kefla's Super Saiyan form

As a fusion of the two, Kefla's Super Saiyan form possess traits from Caulifla's Super Saiyan form and Kale's Legendary Super Saiyan form.

In the anime, when Kefla transforms into this state her power is so massively great, that she was able to go toe to toe with Super Saiyan Blue Goku, and was able to land massive damage to the older Saiyan when he let his guard down, despite being empowered by the Kaio-ken. This prompts Goku to activate his Ultra Instinct powers, Kefla then responded by ascending into the second level of the state.

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Kefla in the manga

In the manga, Champa comes up with a plan to use the potara that Caulifla stole before the tournament. As Kale is knocked out of the arena by Tupper, Cabba jumps out to rescue her, attaching the potara to her ear as Caulifla attaches one to herself, before Cabba tosses her back into the ring, knocking himself out. Caulifla and Kale then fuse while in their respective transformations, combining into Kefla who is in a hybrid state of both Super Saiyan and Legendary Super Saiyan.

Kefla then proceeds to knock out all of the Pride Troopers except Jiren, Toppo, Dyspo, and Kahseral, before setting her sights on Goku and Jiren, before Gohan deflects a blast directed a Goku and challenges her. Despite the fusion, Gohan proves to be an even match for Kefla. Before lamenting the fact she couldn't take down a single Saiyan, Kefla and Gohan take each other out in a double knockout, ending Universe 6's run in the tournament.

Karoly also possess a form which is a mixture of Goku's Super Saiyan form and Broly's Legendary Super Saiyan form, though it is different from Kefla's.

Super Saiyan Rosé

Main article: Super Saiyan Rosé Karoly Black possesses a form which is a mixture of Goku Black's Super Saiyan Rosé form and Broly's Legendary Super Saiyan form.

Dark Magic Enhanced

Main articles: Dark Magic, Villainous Mode, and Supervillain

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Broly•Supervillain

In the Dragon Ball Xenoverse series, Broly's Legendary Super Saiyan form is enhanced by Dark Magic. In this form, his hair and clothing take on a purple hue and his eyes turn red with black markings around his eyes along with a dark purple aura.

The second is the Supervillain state which turns Broly's hair white and skin becomes a metallic pale color. His eyes glow pink and he gains a glowing pink Time Breaker symbol on his forehead. The form emits a sinister black and white aura.

Video Game Appearances

In Broly's story in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3, when Vegeta sees Broly he mentions the past Legendary Super Saiyans, stating they were unstoppable.

In Dragon Ball Fusions a Saiyan named Sesamy believes that she is the legendary Saiyan and trains hard to prove it, managing to become an ordinary Super Saiyan however it should be noted that she may have been referring to the standard Super Saiyan form as it is sometimes referred to as the Legendary Super Saiyan. In Sub-Event: "An Unlikely Pair", Gine tries to stop a group of fighters led by Rubee and Yamma from killing a Saiyan whom they fear will become a Legendary Super Saiyan (it is unclear if they are referring to the Legendary Super Saiyan form or the standard Super Saiyan form) forcing Tekka's Team to come to her rescue when she is overpowered by the group. Karoly uses a fused version of the Legendary Super Saiyan and Super Saiyan forms while Karoly Black uses a fused version of Legendary Super Saiyan and Super Saiyan Rosé forms.

Kale debuts in this form Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle, where it is named Kale (Berserk) and appears as a playable form for Kale. It later appears as a form for Kale in Dragon Ball Heroes, once again referred to as Out of Control[19][28] (暴走 Bōsō), with the transformation ability into the form being called Uncontrollable Saiyan (制御不能なサイヤ人 Seigyo Funōna Saiya-jin).

Promotional material for Heroes describes the form as an uncontrollable Super Saiyan.[29]

In Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission, Kale's version is called Rampaging (not to be confused with Mira and Xeno Turles' Rampaging forms). She can achieve the transformation through her CAA Transform Special Abilities Uncontrollable Saiyan and Kale's Rampage. Uncontrolled Saiyan has the beneficial effect that is triggered when her card action is successfully performed for a permanent 3x PWR & to permanently make Super Attacks available regardless of energy requirements, but unable to join co-op attacks. Kale's Rampage has the additional effect that is triggered when her card action is successfully performed for a permanent +5000 PWR. However, Broly's version is called Legendary Super Saiyan. In Chapter 3, Sub Chapter 4: "Legendary Super Saiyan Awakened!", the game world Legendary Super Saiyan Broly invades Hero Town after Xeno Janemba is defeated by Super Saiyan Xeno Vegeks, once again searching for Kakarot. However the anomaly has made him more deranged than usual as he focuses his attacks on Great Saiyaman 4 instead of Xeno Goku and ignores his assertions that he is Kakarot, instead he focuses his attacks on Great Saiyaman 4, but he dodges and it soon becomes apparent that the deranged Broly sees Great Saiyaman 4 as Kakarot. Note tries to attack him with a Ki Blast while insisting Great Saiyaman 4 is Beat not Kakarot but Broly just blasts her with a single Ki Blast that knocks her out cold causing Great Saiyaman 4 to assume she had been killed, causing him to suddenly transform into a natural Super Saiyan revealing Beat is a Saiyan-Earthling hybrid as Xeno Vegeta suspected. Recognizing Beat's increase in power after becoming a Super Saiyan, Legendary Super Saiyan Broly transforms into his Legendary Super Saiyan 3 form.

In Dragon Ball FighterZ, both versions of Broly (and to an extent, Kefla) use this form in some fashion. While Z Broly is in this form by default, Super Broly only uses this form during his Gigantic Roar super, after which his armor will be destroyed and he'll receive a damage buff. This allows for both Brolys to be distinct from one another.

Trivia

  • Contrary to popular belief, in the Frieza Saga, Vegeta does not state that a Super Saiyan appears every 1,000 years, but rather that the last one appeared 1,000 years ago (3,000 in the English dub and possibly Bardock). It is however mentioned in Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai.
    • The legend of the Super Saiyan is mentioned and Broly is believed to be the Legendary Super Saiyan in Shin Budokai, with Goku saying "The Legendary Super Saiyan, a powerful warrior that appears every 1,000 years."
  • Kale's original character bio referred to this state as the "Berserker state" of Super Saiyan.[30]
  • In the initial promo for Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan, Broly was shown to have gold hair in his Legendary Super Saiyan form immediately upon transforming, but in the final release, his hair is colored lime green and doesn't become golden until late in the movie.
    • This returned in the sequel film, where his hair is golden.
    • In Budokai 3, Broly's hair is gold here when fighting Gogeta in the game's intro.
  • In Universe 6, the Legendary Saiyan is considered demonic. Ironically, Legendary Super Saiyan Broly (DBZ) seems to have the same perception given his iconic line from the original Japanese dub about being a Devil/Demon in response to Piccolo calling him a monster.
    • This "demonic" reputation makes a full-force return in Broly, where Broly's last two transformations could be best described as an "otherworldy demon" (to the point where even Goku is visibly rattled). Note: (DBS) Broly is the first Legendary Super Saiyan character in Universe 7 to be introduced in the mainstream series.

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