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"What's wrong? Has your confidence finally dropped? You know your run can't last forever, not when I'm on guard. It's not much fun being hunted down, is it, Majin Buu? Being hunted down just the way you hunted down our friends! Does it hurt?!"
Vegito to Super Buu in "Rip in the Universe"

Spirit Sword (スピリッツソード Supirittsu Sōdo) is an Energy Blade used by Vegito.

Overview

Spirit Sword

Super Buu left impaled on Super Vegito's Spirit Sword

Vegito forms the Spirit Sword by channeling his energy into his hand to form a lengthy, extendable ki blade.

Vegito can create a Spirit Sword in a moment as a powerful attack to instantly skewer an unsuspecting opponent at long range.

Usage

Vegito as a Super Saiyan uses this attack twice during his battle against Super Buu (w/ Gohan absorbed). Vegito catches Super Buu by impaling him through the stomach, but Super Buu manages to manipulate his body off of the sword and regenerate himself. Vegito uses the Spirit Sword again to impale Super Buu through his mouth, but the Majin regenerates again.

"You think you're the only one who can manage that little trick?"
Vegito to Fused Zamasu after countering the latter's attack in "Showdown! The Miraculous Power of Unyielding Warriors"

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Vegito Blue uses Spirit Stab to impale Fused Zamasu with the Spirit Sword

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Vegito slices off Zamasu's hands

Upon re-appearing in Dragon Ball Super, Vegito, in his Super Saiyan Blue form, uses this attack in his match with Fused Zamasu. In the anime, after Vegito is knocked down and plays possum, drawing Fused Zamasu towards him, the rogue Kai attempts to finish Vegito with his Fierce God Slicer. Vegito counters by stabbing him straight through the chest with the Spirit Sword, mocking Zamasu, as he had a similar technique. Despite being semi-immortal and feeling considerable pain, Fused Zamasu survived the assault and broke free from the impalement. In the manga, it was shown against Fused Zamasu that this technique can also be used for close-range combat and perform slashing strikes as well, with Vegito using it to slice of Fused Zamasu's arms.

During the Tournament of Power in the manga, Vegeta also uses this technique to anchor himself back to the arena after Kale tried to eliminate him.

Variations

  • Spirit Stab - Vegito fires the Spirit Sword as a long stream of energy that stabs and impales his opponent with the Spirit Sword rendering them immobilized as long as they are impaled.
  • Spirit Blade - A large energy blade variant of Spirit Sword used by several characters as a Special Move in Dragon Ball Fusions. The user creates a large yellow energy blade which is used to slash their opponent.
    • Super Spirit Blade - A stronger version of Spirit Blade used by several characters as a Special Move in Dragon Ball Fusions.
  • Spirit Cannon – An energy Beam version of the Spirit Sword.
  • Super Vegito Sword - A stronger version of Spirit Sword (which appears under the name Vegito Sword in Dragon Ball Fusions) used by Vegito as a Special Move in Dragon Ball Fusions.
  • Spirit Excalibur – A more powerful version of the Spirit Sword used by Vegito as a Super Saiyan 3 in Dragon Ball Heroes. In the spin-off manga Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission, Froze uses it against Haze Shenron. In World Mission, it can also be learned by all Hero Avatars (regardless of selected race or type) via a wish to Super Shenron.
    • Spirit Saber (スピリッツセイバー) - Used by Xeno Vegito when in his base and Super Saiyan Kaioken forms in Dragon Ball Heroes and World Mission. The user fires a long crimson and yellow energy blade from their right hand that impales the opponent and lifts them into the air by the blade before releasing them letting the opponent fall before delivering a sideways slash as the opponent falls in attack range. In World Mission, it can also be learned by all Hero Avatars (regardless of selected race or type) via a wish to Super Shenron.
      • Final Excalibur (ファイナルエクスカリバー) - Used by Super Saiyan 3 Xeno Vegito in Dragon Ball Heroes and World Mission. It is a stronger version of Spirit Sabre where SSJ3 Xeno Vegito produces a second energy sword from his left hand after dropping the opponent with the first energy sword then slashes the opponent with both blades when the opponent falls in attack range. In World Mission, it can also be learned by all Hero Avatars (regardless of selected race or type) via a wish to Super Shenron.

Video Game Appearances

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The technique in Dragon Ball Z: The Legend

This technique is named Beam Sword Slash (フラッシュソードアタック Furasshu Sōdo Atakku, lit. Flash Sword Attack) in the Butōden series, and Energy Sword (エネルギー手刀) in Dragon Ball Z: Buu's Fury (it is chargeable and Vegito swings it around him after releasing it). It is also used in Dragon Ball Z: The Legend.

It was named Spirit Sword in the Budokai series and Dragon Ball Heroes (also used by the players' avatar). In Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai, Vegito can use this move in his base form and when he does, he fires it more like an energy blast than a sword slash.

It is named Vegito Sword (ベジットソード Bejitto Sōdo) in Jump Ultimate Stars.

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Super Vegito's Spirit Sword in Battle of Z

The technique is named Beam Sword Slash (ビームソードスラッシュ Bīmu Sōdo Surasshu) in the Budokai Tenkaichi series and Raging Blast series: it is Super Vegito's Ultimate Blast in Budokai Tenkaichi and Budokai Tenkaichi 2, and one of his Blast 2 attacks in Budokai Tenkaichi 3 and the Raging Blast series.

"Attack with an ultra-powerful sword made of Ki!"
Dragon Ball Xenoverse Skill description

In Dragon Ball Xenoverse, Vegito's first moveset uses the move as his Ultimate Skill. Also, the Future Warrior can obtain the Spirit Sword as a reward in Parallel Quest 41: "Frieza's Nightmare Returns!". When performed the user extends the blade out to stab the opponent then delivers a clockwise slash at the opponent. However, if the blade fails to stab the opponent (due to evading or being out of the blade's range) then the attack ends without the slash. Also though the stab momentarily captures the opponent they are briefly released during the clockwise slash, potentially allowing the opponent to escape the follow-up slash. Unlike other depictions, the energy of the blade is blue in Xenoverse and despite the blade being made of ki, it is classified as a Strike Skill thus its attack power is boosted by the user's Strike Super stat instead of Ki Blast Supers stat.

In Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle, it serves as Vegito's primary Super Attack.

In Dragon Ball Fusions, there is a variation of Spirit Sword called Spirit Blade which appears as a learnable Special Move for several characters such as Racyoh, Goku Black, and Fused Zamasu. There is also a stronger variant of Spirit Blade called Super Spirit Blade which functions identical to Spirit Blade but with greater power. Vegito's Spirit Sword appears under then name Vegito Sword and has a stronger variant called Super Vegito Sword.

In Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, the Spirit Sword returns as one of Vegito's Ultimate Skills which he can use in all three of his Skillsets and functions like it did in Xenoverse. The Future Warrior can obtain as a reward for completing Expert Mission 17: "In the Realm of the Gods: Goku".

"I don't want to see, a trace of you left!"
— Super Vegito performing the Legendary Finish in Dragon Ball Legends

This technique appears in Dragon Ball Legends as Super Vegito's Ultimate skill. If used to finish off the last fighter and end the fight, Vegito will create a Spirit Sword with both hands and combine them into a giant blade before dropping it on his opponent, blowing them away into nothingness with a Legendary Finish. There is also a normal rush version of the Spirit Sword which appears as the Transforming Vegito's Special Move Arts Skill.

In World Mission, it can also be learned by any type of Hero Avatar after the fourth wish to Super Shenron to "Teach me a Super Attack!". In addition to Spirit Sword, The Spirit Excalibur variation can be learned by any type of Hero Avatar after the eighteenth wish to Super Shenron to "Teach me a Super Attack!", while the thirty-sixth wish to Super Shenron to "Teach me a Super Attack!" allows any type of Hero Avatar to learn the Final Excalibur variation, while the thirty-ninth wish to Super Shenron to "Teach me a Super Attack!" allows any type of Hero Avatar to learn Spirit Sabre variation. Additionally Note can learn Spirit Sword at Bond Lvl 40.[4]

In Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, Spirit Sword is one of Vegito's Super skills, appearing as a fast lunging, multi-hitting barrage of sword strikes.

Trivia

  • The Spirit Sword is the first Energy Blade technique and first variation of Energy Blade to appear in the Dragon Ball Z manga/anime as the Salza Blade only appeared in the film Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge which was the first iteration of an Energy Blade technique to appear in any medium, due to the film coming out long before the Fusion Saga when Vegito uses the Spirit Sword technique in the manga/anime.
  • In the Yu Yu Hakusho series, Kazuma Kuwabara uses a similar technique also called Spirit Sword (霊剣 Reiken).
  • In the Bleach series, Bazz-B uses a very similar technique of the Spirit Sword called Burner Finger 4. Which he uses as a spirit sword-like katana out of reishi fire from scorching heat through his epithet, H - "The Heat".

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