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"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."
Goku Black to Vegeta while developing the technique in "Worship Me! Give Praise Unto Me! The Explosive Birth of a Merged Zamasu!"

Sickle of Sorrow (悲憤の大鎌 Hifun no Ōgama)[3] 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!"
— Goku Black describing the scythe's power to Vegeta in "Worship Me! Give Praise Unto Me! The Explosive Birth of a Merged Zamasu!"

Goku Black firing an energy slash

The Sickle of Sorrow is a whitish-magenta energy scythe, shrouded in Black's own aura and furthermore augmented in power. Black is only ever seen wielding it in his right hand.

Goku Black states that his "divine rage" is what gave the Sickle of Sorrow form and continues to fuel its strength. Though its large size makes its attacks relatively slow, the giant slashes it launches are capable of tearing through spacetime itself and creating dimensional rifts. While wielding the Sickle of Sorrow, Black proclaims that his anger makes him the "strongest".

Video Game Appearances

"Turles?! What is he doing there?! D-Did he come through that rift Goku Black made with that weird scythe?! Th-Then that's a rift in time?! Putting holes in space time like that! Time Rings mustn't ever be used for such bold mischief!"
— Old Kai's explanation of the rift in time created by Supervillain Goku Black in Xenoverse 2

In 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 (Elder Kai's nickname for 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 Half-Corrupted 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 Half-Corrupted Zamasu's defeat and Chronoa surmises everyone who helped Future Trunks sensed his desire to protect the integrity of the future.

In Dokkan Battle, Goku Black (Super Saiyan Rosé) wields the Sickle of Sorrow as his Active Skill where similar to Super Saiyan Goku, will cause Black to enter into his Fury for 1 turn where he becomes invulnerable to enemy attacks.

Sickle of Sorrow was named in FighterZ as part of Goku Black's Level 3 Super Special Attack as part of the rush technique.

In Dragon Ball Heroes, the Crimson-Masked Saiyan wields the Sickle of Sorrow as part of his Pitch-Black Conviction Super Attack.

In Dragon Ball Legends, The Sickle of Sorrow was used as Legends Limited Super Saiyan Rosé Goku Black (DBL33-02S)'s Ultimate Arts Card: Ultra Divine Dance as part of his Legendary Finish; Wherein, Goku Black first performs his Divine Lasso onto his opponent, then unleashes the Sickle of Sorrow, finishing off his Legendary Finish.


  • The scythe is a reference to the weapon with exactly the same name held by Death, also known as the Grim Reaper, following the use of divine culture as ideas for the gods.
    • Father Time is also depicted as wielding a scythe which also ties in with Goku Black who wields a Time Ring and can use it in conjunction with his Sickle of Sorrow in Xenoverse 2.