"Something's... attacking me! Inside!"
Vegeta throws his head back and screams, and a red aura surrounds his body as he powers up.
Usage and Power
Majin awakening is a mind control technique that works by locking on to any darkness or evil in the victim's heart. According to Supreme Kai, the only way to defend against it is to empty your mind. It has also been shown to draw out the user's power to their limits, as was shown with Spopovich who had previously been shown to be weaker than Mr. Satan. After his awakening, Spopovich had gained the ability to use various ki techniques, such as flight and ki blasts. According to Babidi, in the Japanese dub of the episode The Dark Prince Returns, this ability draws out the target's latent power. While this is a mind control technique, strong enough will power, as displayed by Vegeta, is sufficient to overcome the manipulation effect.
Video Game Appearances
Majin's Awakening was named in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3, where it appears as one of Majin Vegeta's Blast 1 techniques. While using this attack, Vegeta becomes angry and says "STAY OUT OF MY WAY!" while achieving MAX POWER mode, with Blast 2s and Ultimate Blast increased.
The technique later returns in the Raging Blast series, however, unlike the previous series, Majin Vegeta does not go into MAX POWER mode upon using it. Instead, the properties of his attacks increase, which cause him to inflict more damage than usual with any attack he uses.
In Dragon Ball Z: Hyper Dimension, Vegeta's pre-fight animation features him becoming Babidi's minion.