"Now I've figured it out. The reason for the runaway growth in your power level compared to my own. It's anger, isn't it? Watching us hurt your son made you angry which made you stronger. So that's how Saiyans' strength works. How primal. Turning your fleeting raw emotions into power! Only a pathetic mortal like yourself could thrive on a tactic that unrefined, which explains why it took so long to realize it. But if that's what fuels this body, I shall use my anger! Anger toward the mortals who defile the universe. Anger toward the other gods who have tolerated such behavior. And most importantly, the white hot rage I now feel toward myself for letting you get the upper hand on me in our battle."
Sickle of Sorrow is an anime-only Energy Blade technique. It is the most powerful variant of the Violent Fierce God Slicer used by Goku Black in his Super Saiyan Rosé form. He achieved this by using his anger, creating a new blade entirely.
"Heh. That's right, mortal. By channeling my divine rage into power, I have forged a new instrument with which to destroy you. You must realize the consequences of my learning rage is a source of power. My fury runs deeper than any mortal mind can ever comprehend which means my might will be unrivaled too. And this scythe will carve a reminder into your mortal flesh with the strength of my divine wrath!"
Not much is actually known about the blade itself. However, as Goku Black said above, it is known to be fueled by anger, thus creating this blade. This scythe can fire a large slash towards their opponent, although it is much slower than Black's usual attacks. Nevertheless, this attack is powerful enough to tear a rift in space and time. Besides this, the true power of this new ki blade is unknown, beside a statement from Black that his anger makes him the "strongest".
Video Game Appearances
In Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 as part of the Super Pack 4 DLC, the Supervillain empowered Super Saiyan Rosé Goku Black uses his Time Ring in conjunction with his Weird Scythe (which is what Elder Kai's calls the Sickle of Sorrow) and creates a large tear in the fabric of timespace which creates a rift in time that allows Turles, Lord Slug, Meta-Cooler, Broly, and Super Janemba to appear in Age 796 to take revenge on Goku and the Future Warrior for their past defeats. Elder Kai notes that abusing Time Rings to open holes in timespace like that is extremely reckless and connecting so many timelines is dangerous as there is no telling what or whom might come though it. Ironically the rift created by Black ends up being Grotesque Zamasu's undoing when Future Trunks' pleas are heard through different timelines and eras, causing everyone to share their energy to help to Zamasu. After the battle, Elder Kai notes the ironic role the rift played in Grotesque Zamasu's defeat and Chronoa surmises everyone who helped Future Trunks sensed his desire to protect the integrity of the future.
Sickle of Sorrow was named in Dragon Ball FighterZ as part of Goku Black's Level 3 Super Special Attack as part of the rush technique.
- The scythe is a reference to the weapon with exactly the same name held by , also known as the Grim Reaper, following the use of divine culture as ideas for the gods.