Legendary Super Saiyan 3 (伝説の超サイヤ人３ Densetsu no Sūpā Saiya-jin Surī) is an extremely rare and powerful transformation. It is a continuation of the Legendary Super Saiyan transformation. It is normally referred to only as Super Saiyan 3, but with the characteristics of the Legendary Super Saiyan form.
In this form, the user can be seen as the symbol of a true Super Saiyan.
The Legendary Super Saiyan 3 transformation shares characteristics with previous Super Saiyan forms. Like the Legendary Super Saiyan form, this form gives the user extreme muscles, height, pupilless eyes, and paler skin color. Similar to the regular Super Saiyan 3 transformation, the hair grows to an extremely long length and the eyebrow-ridges become hairless and very pronounced. The hair color remains similar to that of a Legendary Super Saiyan in some depictions, while it is similar to that of a normal Super Saiyan 3 in other appearances.
Usage and power
"Broly's Legendary Super Saiyan 3 form. Berserk and happy to destroy anything, Broly can be seen as the symbol of a true Super Saiyan."
— Dragon Ball Fusions profile description
The Legendary Super Saiyan 3 transformation has only been used in video games. Broly has achieved this form in Dragon Ball Z: Dragon Battlers, Raging Blast series, and Dragon Ball Heroes. The term Legendary Super Saiyan 3 is only used by Goku during a promotional trailer for Dragon Ball: Raging Blast, and in all the video games that it has appeared in, the state is just referred to as a Super Saiyan 3. According to his bio in Raging Blast and Raging Blast 2, Broly achieved the Legendary Super Saiyan 3 transformation due to a huge Saiyan Power boost that he received from being blasted into the Sun at the end of Dragon Ball Z: Broly - Second Coming.
In Dragon Ball Fusions, it appears under the name Legendary Super Saiyan 3 as a separate playable form for Broly that can be used. LSSJ3 Broly is classified as an S-Rank fighter making him stronger than A-Rank fighters like SSJ3 Gotenks, SSJ3 Future Trunks, SSJ3 Kid Goku (GT), Gogeta, Super Janemba, and Omega Shenron. It also puts his power on par with other S-Rank fighters like SSJ3 Adult Goku (DBZ/DBS), SSJ3 Vegeta, Vegito (base/SSJ), Golden Frieza, Cell, Great Ape Broly, Great Namekian King Piccolo, Baby Hirudegarn, Janemba (First Form), and combined Pilaf Machine. However, he is weaker than G-Rank fighters such as Beerus, Champa, Vados, Whis, Janembu, SSG Goku, SSGSS Goku, SSGSS Vegeta, SSJ4 Gogeta, SSGSS Vegito, Ultra Pinich, Golden Great Ape Ultra Pinich.
In the animated promo of Dragon Battlers that showcased both Super Saiyan 3 Broly and Super Saiyan 3 Vegeta, Super Saiyan 3 Broly is shown to have defeated Super Saiyan 3 Goku, and even when Vegeta shows up in his Super Saiyan 3 transformation, Broly simply powers up and confidently challenges them both. Promotional material for one boss mission in Dragon Ball Heroes references Super Saiyan 3 Broly as being stronger than Full Power Frieza, Hatchiyack, Super Perfect Cell and Super Buu (Gohan absorbed). In the JM7 opening, when Beat, Note, and Super Saiyan 4 Goku and Vegeta arrive just prior to Black Smoke Shenron turning Broly into a Super Saiyan 4, Legendary Super Saiyan 3 Broly was seen smirking at their presence, implying he might be capable of handling them in that form before being transformed, though it may simply be another example of Broly's insanity and/or Saiyan's natural born love of fighting.
In Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission, Legendary Super Saiyan 3 Broly appears as an enemy boss. During their confrontation, the Earthling/Saiyan hybrid protagonist Beat achieves his natural Super Saiyan transformation. Broly's Legendary Super Saiyan 3 and King of Destruction Legendary Super Saiyan 3 forms are playable via Custom cards created through Card Creation.
The Legendary Super Saiyan 3 transformation can also be further enhanced, specifically with the Manipulation Sorcery ability used by Babidi which turns Broly into a King of Destruction. In Dragon Ball Heroes, aside from the regular abilities of Legendary Super Saiyan 3, King of Destruction Broly is able to use Mind Break, a variant of Manipulation Sorcery that allows him to place people under Babidi's control without Babidi himself needing to be present.
- Until Dragon Ball Fusions, the games never actually referred to the form as "Legendary Super Saiyan 3" and instead just refer to it as "Super Saiyan 3". It was, however, referred to as Legendary Super Saiyan 3 by Goku in the Japanese debut trailer for the form in Dragon Ball: Raging Blast and its appearance is noticeably different from any other Super Saiyan 3.
- In the English dub of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, upon transforming into Super Saiyan 3 Goku refers to the form as "The Legendary Super Saiyan 3".
- Broly's God Broly form shares a similar appearance to his Legendary Super Saiyan 3 form, both having long green hair.
- Dragon Ball Fusions, 2016
- Broly's Legendary Super Saiyan form is a "different evolution" from the main Super Saiyan line, and while usually only labeled as "Super Saiyan 3" this form is a direct transformation of Legendary Super Saiyan