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"That's right! You may have anticipated my attacks so far, but you have no idea what I am capable of now. And what you don't know... could hurt you!"
Goku in "Raising the Stakes"

Super Saiyan 4 (スーパーサイヤじんフォー Sūpā Saiya-jin Fō) is an advancement of the Super Saiyan and Golden Great Ape forms that first appears in Dragon Ball GT. As part of the Great Ape branch of Super Saiyan transformations, it is separate from the standard branch of Super Saiyan forms despite being named in similar number.[7]

A devastatingly powerful form, it debuts with Goku's awakening during the fight with Baby. Vegeta follows suit during the Shadow Dragon Saga, and their fusion Gogeta is shown wielding it not long afterward.

Overview[]

For a Saiyan to attain Super Saiyan 4, they must be able to transform into a Golden Great Ape (the Super Saiyan version of a Great Ape), and subsequently regain conscious control over their form. In Dragon Ball GT only, it is declared that the transformation cannot be accessed at will and requires exposure to Blutz Waves each time the user wishes to transform (Goku apparently being a special case as he is capable of transforming freely).[8]

Broly is capable of using his unique version of Super Saiyan, Legendary Super Saiyan, to transcend Great Ape and become a Legendary Super Saiyan-type Great Ape, matching the transformation criteria to achieve a "Legendary Super Saiyan 4". Hybrid Saiyans can also achieve Super Saiyan 4 without tails, as in Dragon Ball Heroes, Gohan was able to train to achieve the form without his tail, and Xeno Trunks was originally going to be given the form as well before developers decided on Super Saiyan God instead.

The Super Saiyan 4 form was designed by Toei Animation's character designer Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru.[7] The form is a combination of the Super Saiyan and Great Ape forms attained through the Golden Great Ape form, it gifts the Saiyan with primal power,[9] though they retain a humanoid appearance. It is possibly the Legendary Super Saiyan that appears once every 1,000 years.[10]

"You know, it's funny. When I'm at this power level, it's hard for me to listen to reason. You see, I just lose control!"
Goku in "Saying Goodbye"

This form gives the user the super strength and speed of a Great Ape, but with a calm, clever mind. But for others, it can make them very cold and aggressive.[6] A user of this form loses some of their rationality, at least according to Goku.[11]

The form's power is too great to be utilized by a child and so a child user is aged into an adult when using it. The form possesses all of the power of Golden Great Ape.[12]

Appearance[]

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Vegeta's Super Saiyan 4 form

In this form, the Saiyan's hair color differs, the same goes for the tail and the body is covered in red fur. A Saiyan in this form also possesses a shadow trim around their eyes and over the eyelids that varies in color, such as crimson. The hair is lengthened while becoming wilder, reaching down to the middle of their back, while two long pointed bangs of hair appear on both sides of the neck. It also makes the individual considerably larger in height and muscularity, as shown by Vegeta when his time limit ended, and he reverted to his considerably smaller size.

The aura in this form loses the arcs of electricity, once again shaped and colored like a regular Super Saiyan's smooth aura, (although in various video games, the aura was depicted as reddish with a small yellowish glow and sparks of bioelectricity). Most games depict the aura as the standard gold.

In the case of Gogeta, the coloration of the aforementioned features seemingly switches, as Gogeta's hair became a bright shade of red whereas his fur became a dark shade of brown and the trim around his eyes were black instead of red. His aura also has yellow sparkles to it.

For Broly, his Super Saiyan 4 form is much like that of Goku's, though because he is using Legendary Super Saiyan 4, he retains the massively oversized muscles and lack of pupils his standard Legendary form possesses.

While using this form, the user's upper body clothing will burst open to expose their chest, except if the user is female, in which case only their outermost layer of clothing will disappear. However, upper body clothing that can adjust to the size of a Great Ape such as Gogeta's Metamoran vest (as the clothing is byproduct of the Fusion Dance) or Broly's necklace (which is seemingly designed to change size like Battle Armor) will remain upon achieving Super Saiyan 4, except for Battle Armor, which disappears just like other upper body clothing, as shown by Bardock, Xeno Bardock, and Xeno Vegeta. The form apparently has a seemingly magical ability to restore the wearer's bottom clothing (in a manner reminiscent of Magic Materialization or clothing produced by the Fusion Dance) even if it had been destroyed as a result of transforming into a Great Ape and/or Golden Great Ape beforehand to achieve Super Saiyan 4. This happens to both Goku and Vegeta (due to the Saiyan Prince wearing Earthling attire in GT).

Usage and Power[]

"Light breaks the darkness! This form is my instrument - I have no limits."
Goku in "Baby Put To Rest"

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Golden Great Ape Goku in the process of transforming

The Super Saiyan 4 form is a condensed version of the Great Ape's power,[13] drawing the power of its user up to its utmost limits.[7] This form is further stated by Old Kai to awaken the dormant power of the user. [14] This is reminiscent of the Ultimate transformation utilized by Gohan.[10] While Goku's Super Saiyan 3 form was unable to even faze Baby Vegeta, as soon as Goku transformed into a Super Saiyan 4, becoming an adult once more in the process, their roles in power became polar opposites, with Baby Vegeta being almost unable to hurt Goku. At the time of its debut, Super Saiyan 4 was the mightiest form in the entire series.[15] However, it is noted that Vegito may have been even stronger than Super Saiyan 4.[16]

This transformation allows users to utilize more powerful signature techniques. For example, Goku develops an attack he calls the 10x Kamehameha, as it is ten times (10x) stronger than the Super Kamehameha, Gogeta uses a powerful combined attack named 100x Big Bang Kamehameha in video games, and Broly has an attack named Gigantic Destruction. Despite this, the user can still perform the regular variants of their signature techniques if they so wished.

Like the Super Saiyan God form, this form also seems to allow the user to absorb energy attacks. However, unlike Super Saiyan God, the Super Saiyan 4 form does not use up the user's power when absorbing energy attacks. This is shown when Goku absorbs Great Ape Baby's Revenge Death Ball Final and turns it into a 10x Kamehameha.

Super Saiyan 4 also enhances the user's Saiyan Power ability in seemingly real time as during Goku's battle against Eis Shenron he was frozen solid by the Shadow Dragon, requiring Nuova Shenron's aid to escape. Afterwards, however, Goku adapted to and became completely unaffected by Eis Shenron's next usage of the attack as he instantly broke free while completely unfazed from the event. To which, Goku noted firmly that the same technique does not work twice on him. Later, against Syn Shenron, despite being blinded by Eis, once recharged by the other Saiyans' ki, Goku adapted so completely from Syn's previous assault that just using his other senses let him react to all of the Shadow Dragon's attacks effortlessly.

Unlike the Super Saiyan 3's strain due to the utilization in ki, this form does not require as much energy to maintain as Super Saiyan 3, allowing the user to stay in the state at a much longer duration. Although the form doesn't require much energy to use or maintain, the user can still fall out of the form if they run low, similar to Super Saiyan 3.[17] And while its ki consumption does not strain the user themselves, it does become straining when used in conjunction with Fusion Dance, significantly shortening the fusion time limit; as evidenced by Gogeta defusing within ten minutes instead of the regular half-hour limit.

In the Xenoverse series, both Beerus and Whis note the form to possess amazing power, and Goku, Vegeta, and Gogeta think that the form might be able to surpass Beerus. Whis considers it powerful enough to ask Goku if he would be willing to become a God of Destruction.

In the Prison Planet Saga, Super Saiyan 4 Xeno Goku proves to be able to battle Super Saiyan Blue Goku evenly in the manga and anime, however, in the game, Xeno Goku is defeated and has to catch his breath after the battle, while Goku does not, with Xeno Goku noting that Goku is a step above him in power.[18] In the anime, Xeno Vegito manages to fight on par with Super Saiyan 3 Cumber using this form, seemingly indicating that he was more powerful than Super Saiyan Blue Vegito - who could only clash evenly with base Cumber, while in the manga Super Saiyan 4 Xeno Vegito appeared to be the weaker of the two versions of Vegito, as he was the one who could only clash evenly with base Cumber. Much later, during their last fight at the end of the manga version of the Supreme Kai of Time Saga, using this form Xeno Goku proves once again to be able to fight on par with Goku in his godly transformations.

In the Extra Pack 2 Story Mode, thanks to Fu altering and messing around with the timelines, a post Tournament of Power Goku as your partner meets Vegeta and himself while they are training in Whis' arena of godly ki, both of whom are being manipulated by Fu. Vegeta opts to battle the Future Warrior as the concept of two Kakarots annoys him. During the fight, Fu begins to flood Goku and Vegeta with Blutz Waves and turns them into Super Saiyan 4, much to Elder Kai's dismay, to which the Goku working with the Time Patrol responds with Super Saiyan Blue and feels compelled to fight himself who is using a form he does not even know about. During the fight, it is also implied that Super Saiyan 4 Goku (whose Super Saiyan state possessed the mastered energy of a god and was close to awakening Super Saiyan Blue) has comparable power to Super Saiyan Blue Goku (from the Tournament of Power), with Super Saiyan 4 Goku having the advantage in power. However, both he and Vegeta inevitably lose the battle.

In the English version of a Gohan and Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta post-match quote of Dragon Ball FighterZ, Gohan states he has never seen anything as powerful as Super Saiyan 4.[19] This is not in the original Japanese version.[20]

This form is a transformation from Golden Great Ape, achieved when a Golden Great Ape has achieved a "human heart" - causing the birth of this form, which has both the tremendous power of the Golden Great Ape and the reasoning of a "human heart".[7] Unlike the main Super Saiyan forms, a user of this form will always appear as an adult,[7] this is because this form raises the power of the user to their prime physical condition, the user will not only appear as an adult but also look considerably younger, similar to the way they did during their prime years, (e.g., Goku's skin turning back into its original peach color, Vegeta's hair becoming the iconic flame-like appearance he always sported through his prime years).

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Goku's Super Saiyan 4 form seen for the first time

The Super Saiyan 4 form is first achieved by Goku in Dragon Ball GT after transforming into a Golden Great Ape and witnessing his granddaughter Pan crying to calm him down. In this new form, Goku has enough strength to dominate Super Baby Vegeta 2, whose attacks (including the Revenge Death Ball) have no effect on Goku in this form. However, after Baby Vegeta transformed into a Golden Great Ape, things are far more even but despite Baby Vegeta's new power (even gripping Goku between his hands Goku still broke out of it with minor difficulties). Eventually, the two have a double Knock-out. Baby Vegeta is rejuvenated by Bulma's Blutz Waves Generator, however, and Goku regains the full power of Super Saiyan 4 to face him.

Goku's next opponent upon achieving the form is Super 17, who has easily defeated the other Z Fighters and proved to be Super Saiyan 4 Goku's first real challenge. Because of his energy absorbing abilities, Super 17 is able to turn all of Goku's energy attacks into his own power, making him stronger with each attack. Eventually, Goku reverts to his base form and kills the android (with the assistance of Android 18) using his Super Dragon Fist followed by a Continuous Kamehameha.

"Hahahahah...I am the prince of all Saiyans. I could never allow my reason to be overpowered by the primal mind."
Vegeta declaring his control over the Great Ape form in "Super Saiyan 4 Vegeta"

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Vegeta (left) and Goku (right) as Super Saiyan 4s

Super Saiyan 4 proves to be incredibly helpful when Goku uses it to take down most of the evil Shadow Dragons. However, he meets his match in Syn Shenron, the strongest of the seven Shadow Dragons, who absorbs all of the Dragon Balls and becomes Omega Shenron. Omega Shenron's power proves to be far greater than that of a Super Saiyan 4, and Goku is thrashed around for most of the fight. Seeing how bad this situation has become, Vegeta uses Bulma's Blutz Wave Generator to grow a tail and become a Golden Great Ape like Goku. When he finally gains control, Vegeta is successful in becoming a Super Saiyan 4.

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Gogeta's Super Saiyan 4 variation

However, even as a team, Goku and Vegeta still stand no chance against Omega Shenron. It is not until they fuse into Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta that their power vastly exceeds that of the Shadow Dragon. However, Gogeta spends too much time playing around with Omega Shenron and the fusion wears off in ten minutes rather than the usual 30 minutes, due to his own tremendous power, ultimately failing to finish Omega Shenron off in time (but manages to land a Big Bang Kamehameha on Omega which made him regurgitate the Dragon Balls, reverting him back into Syn Shenron). Goku eventually kills Omega Shenron with the Super Ultra Spirit Bomb.

During the Dark Empire Saga, Xeno Goku and Dark Broly both utilize this form in their three-way battle with each other and Mira (Towa absorbed). Xeno Vegeta later uses this form against Demon God Gravy, though is unable to take him down due to his injuries, at the same time Xeno Goku uses the form against Demon God Shroom but is at a disadvantage for the same reason. This leads to the two fusing into Super Saiyan 4 Xeno Gogeta to battle the demons.

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Xeno Vegito as a Super Saiyan 4

Xeno Goku utilized this form for nearly the entirety of his appearance in the Prison Planet Saga of Super Dragon Ball Heroes, battling Super Saiyan Blue Goku with it. Xeno Vegeta also utilized this form for the entirety of his appearance and fuses with Xeno Goku to form Super Saiyan 4 Xeno Vegito. Xeno Vegito then battles and defeat Super Saiyan 3 Cumber before defusing back into Xeno Goku and Xeno Vegeta.

In the Universe Creation Saga, both Xeno Goku and Xeno Vegeta take on this form while battling the mysterious Dr. W while in Hell. Xeno Goku uses his Kamehameha alongside Xeno Vegeta's Galick Gun, but the combined attacks cause no damage to Dr. W who claims that his analysis on the two are completed. He then takes the data that he has received to Janemba.

Super Saiyan 4 Broly is fought by Beat and his friends in the Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission manga repeatedly, and acted as a minion for Genome, who wished to access the Dragon Balls. He was powerful enough to defeat Eis Shenron, Nuova Shenron (true form), and Rage Shenron (Electric Slime Body Build) with minimal effort, and also easily take out Super-Class Froze and Super-Class Beat, as well as being completely unaffected by attacks from the latter's Super Saiyan 3 form. During instances where he is present, he is also accompanied by a thunderstorm.

Variations and Enhancement[]

Super Full Power[]

Fully-powered Super Saiyan 4 Goku

Goku as a Super Full Power Saiyan 4

An "ultra-full power" version of the Super Saiyan 4, which takes its user beyond their limits. It is achieved by absorbing an extreme amount of Saiya Power from other Saiyans.

In Goku's first usage of this state, it is described as a "fully-powered Super Saiyan 4" and gained a red aura which occasionally flashes over his whole body.

Limit Breaker[]

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Xeno Goku utilizing Super Full Power Saiyan 4 Limit Broken

This form is a limit broken variation of the Super Full Power Saiyan 4 state which Xeno Goku and Xeno Vegeta attained during the Universe Creation Saga.

In this form, the Super Saiyan 4's body is filled to the brim with ki.

Broly[]

Although technically part of the Legendary Super Saiyan line, Broly had a Super Saiyan 4 variation that was a mixture of traits from both the standard Super Saiyan 4 line and the Legendary Super Saiyan line. Broly was implied to have achieved this form via the aid of Black Smoke Shenron in Jakku Mission 7. His Full-Power variation also has him sporting a huge gash across his chest, alluding to the stab wound he received when he was a baby.

Dark Corrupted[]

Xeno Broly

Dark Broly

This form is the result of Broly using the Super Saiyan 4 transformation, combined with the significant power increases of the Time Breaker Mask and the Seven-Star Dark Dragon Ball. In this state, he is known as Dark Broly.

Dark Gogeta[]

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Fin transformed into Dark Gogeta as a result of absorbing Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta

This form is the result of the artificial Pure Majin Fin absorbing Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta. Unlike Kid Buu's absorption, Fin is able to absorb the genetic data of any fighter he absorbs allowing him to achieve a corrupted Super Saiyan 4-Majin hybrid state known as Dark Gogeta. Even if Gogeta is removed from Fin's body, he retains the ability to transform into his Dark Gogeta form, though the state is weaker if Gogeta is not absorbed. In this state, Fin gains Gogeta's Metamoran clothing, hair, and tail.

Super Saiyan 4 Kaio-ken[]

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Xeno Gogeta utilizing Super Saiyan 4 Kaio-ken

A drastically empowered Kaio-ken version of Super Saiyan 4, used by Xeno Gogeta in Super Dragon Ball Heroes.

Dark Dragon Ball Enhancement[]

The result of a user of the Dark Dragon Ball Enhancement turning Super Saiyan 4.

Ultra Fusion[]

Golden Super Saiyan 4

The Ultra Fusion's unique form

The form utilized by Tekka's Ultra Fusion when a pure Saiyan male (such as Kid Goku in the story) is the one to instigate the fusion (or Tekka is a male Saiyan) resembles a golden Super Saiyan 4, though the hair on their arms does not go all the way down and is restricted to their shoulders, though they have a golden Saiyan tail. Female Saiyan Ultra Fusions lack the golden Super Saiyan 4 fur and their form instead resembles a Super Saiyan 3.

Video Game Appearances[]

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Gogeta's alternate colored Super Saiyan 4 in the Budokai Tenkaichi series

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Super Saiyan 4 Vegeta, Gohan, and Goku in Dragon Ball Heroes

In Dragon Ball Heroes, Broly, GT Gohan, Bardock, and Xeno Vegito were given this transformation. Later, in Super Dragon Ball Heroes, Saiyan avatars Beat and Note were granted access to the form as a separate branch of their transformation tree.

In Xenoverse, this form appears in the GT Pack 1 & GT Pack 2 DLCs.

In Xenoverse 2 as part of the Super Pack 4 DLC, there is an outfit and accessory based on Super Saiyan 4 Goku that can be worn by all races and genders. When the upper body portion of the outfit is worn by female characters, they also wear bra-like top to cover their chest which they wear over the Super Saiyan 4 Suit.

In the Infinite History Saga, thanks to Fu altering and messing around with the timelines, a post Tournament of Power Goku as your partner meets Vegeta and himself while they are training Inside Whis's Staff, both of whom are being manipulated by Fu. Vegeta opts to battle the Future Warrior as the concept of two Kakarots annoys him. During the fight, Fu begins to flood Goku and Vegeta with Blutz Waves and turns them into Super Saiyan 4, much to Old Kai's dismay, to which the Goku working with the Time Patrol responds with Super Saiyan Blue and feels compelled to fight himself who is using a form he does not even know about. During the fight, it is also implied that Super Saiyan 4 Goku (whose Super Saiyan state possessed the mastered energy of a god and was close to awakening Super Saiyan Blue) has comparable power to Super Saiyan Blue Goku (from the Tournament of Power), however both he and Vegeta inevitably lose the battle, even when fusing into Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta in some scenarios.

In FighterZ as of DLC Pack 6, GT Goku will transform into Super Saiyan 4 when performing Dragon Fist with one teammate down. Additionally, as of DLC Pack 14, Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta was added to the game.

Trivia[]

Original SS4 Arbitrary Fusion

A Freeform Fusion which resembles the unused Super Saiyan 4 design

  • Gold was considered to be the head hair color of the Super Saiyan 4 form (like the core Super Saiyan forms); however, it was decided that black head hair went better with the red body hair.[9]
  • Xeno Trunks was originally going to achieve Super Saiyan 4 during the Dark King Mechikabura Saga, however the developers could not decide on the hair color (purple or black) and so it was scrapped in favor of Super Saiyan God.[21]
    • The URLs for Xeno Trunks and Xeno Pan's profiles for the Big Bang Mission anime include Super Saiyan 4 in their title.[22][23]
  • In the Japanese version, while using this form, Goku changes his personal pronoun to ore, but still keeping words like ome in his vocabulary instead of changing it to omae. This applies to Xeno Goku as well.
  • When Vegeta transforms, as well as turning it wild, his hair turns back into its flame-like appearance he sported throughout Dragon Ball Z.
  • When transforming into Super Saiyan 4, both Goku and Vegeta lose their shirts, but when they revert to their base forms, their shirts can be seen again (however, Gogeta still has his vest on when he is a Super Saiyan 4). The clothes are even repaired; in the Super 17 Saga, when Goku attempted to sacrifice himself with Super 17, he reverted to his child state, and his gi was fully intact, despite the fact that it had been previously blasted off.
  • When Goku reverts to his base form from Super Saiyan 4, Goku still has his tail. Yet, when Vegeta reverts to his base form from Super Saiyan 4, his tail vanishes; this is most likely due to the fact that he achieved this form via non-natural means (the Blutz Wave Generator) and not via the usual method of absorbing Blutz Waves through his tail due to his lack of a tail.
  • Despite being in possession of Vegeta's body and able to achieve the Golden Great Ape form, Baby is unable to achieve Super Saiyan 4 as he was possessing Vegeta's body which had undergone Tuffleization. Though it has been suggested Baby Vegeta was impure due to the Baby's possession of Vegeta making him impure, it should be noted that Fin was able to achieve a hybridized version of Gogeta's Super Saiyan 4 form while retaining his Majin traits as his body is able to record the genetic data of his absorptions and Gohan/Xeno Gohan able to achieve Super Saiyan 4 despite being hybrid Saiyans. This indicates that Tuffleization and Baby's possession of Vegeta is what prevented Baby from achieving Super Saiyan 4 like Vegeta later did.
    • It should be noted that by absorbing Gogeta, Fin gains access to his genetic data essentially making him a Saiyan-Majin hybrid.
    • Gohan & Xeno Gohan are currently the only Saiyan-Earthling hybrids to achieve the form. They and Future Gohan are also the only confirmed Saiyan-Earthling hybrids to inherit the Saiyan Tail gene from their respective fathers (Goku, Xeno Goku, & Future Goku).
      • Given two of his counterparts have achieved the form, Future Gohan possesses the potential to achieve it given that he too was born with a tail.
      • Had the Super Dragon Ball Heroes developers been able to settle upon a hair color, Xeno Trunks would have been the first Saiyan-Earthling hybrid to achieve the form without ever having a tail. It is currently unknown, if tail-less Saiyan-Earthling hybrids or Universe 6 Saiyans could achieve Super Saiyan 4 through artificial Blutz Wave exposure as Xeno Trunks unrealized Super Saiyan 4 form suggests.
Super Saiyan 3 - Ape

The Super Saiyan 4-like mental image that appears in Dragon Ball Z

  • When Goku first transforms into a Super Saiyan 3 on-screen (in Dragon Ball Z), there is a vision in his mind of him transforming from a Great Ape to a more monkey-like Saiyan, to his adult form, and finally into a baby. The monkey-like form bears a large resemblance to Super Saiyan 4.
  • The Wrathful form introduced in Dragon Ball Super: Broly is reminiscent of Super Saiyan 4. Both transformations utilize the power of a Great Ape without changing size, and by extension, causing the lumbering movements of the original form. However, while Goku and Vegeta in Super Saiyan 4 are conscious of their actions, those in the Wrathful state such as Broly become feral and uncontrollable.
    • Broly's hair and eyes in his Wrathful state also look similar to a Super Saiyan 4's.
    • His unique Super Saiyan form is even closer to Super Saiyan 4, being a combination of Wrathful and regular Super Saiyan, just as Super Saiyan 4 is a combination of Great Ape and Super Saiyan.
  • The seven Saiyans to have reached this transformation in the series have shown differences in appearance among one another:
    • Goku's variation of Super Saiyan 4 is the first to be seen. When he transforms. he gains magenta red fur that covers his body. His hair becomes slightly messier and longer, with two spikes hanging over his shoulders. His eyes change to golden-yellow, with visible pupils.
    • Vegeta's variation is the second seen. When he transforms into a Super Saiyan 4, his hair notably turns brown, lengthening in the back and gaining two spikes over his shoulders. The fur on his body is bright red, and his eyes are green with visible pupils.
    • Gogeta's variation is a completely different coloration from Goku's and Vegeta's. In this form, Gogeta's hair is red in color, the fur on his body is a deep reddish-brown, and his eyes change to a blue color along with gaining visible pupils. The reasons for these alterations in Gogeta's Super Saiyan 4 form from Goku and Vegeta's forms are unknown.
    • Broly's variation is also different. In this form, Broly has black hair similar in style to his Legendary state, but messier and with the telltale shoulder spikes. His fur is a blood red color. Broly's variation also takes on numerous traits of the Legendary Super Saiyan forms, including a much larger and more muscular body, and he loses the irises and pupils in his eyes.
    • Gohan's variation is the fifth seen. When he transforms into a Super Saiyan 4, he has reddish fur. His hair becomes longer in the back and gains the two shoulder spikes. His eyes change to golden-yellow with pupils, just like his father, Goku.
    • Bardock's variation the sixth variation seen. He gains scarlet red fur, his hair becomes wilder and slightly longer, and his eye color is golden-yellow with visible pupils. He also keeps his tail secured around his waist while in this form.
    • Xeno Vegito's variation is the seventh variation seen. While using Super Saiyan 4, Xeno Vegito's hair lengthens in the back and gains two longer spikes over his shoulders. The fur on his body is bright red like Vegeta, and his eyes are blue, the same as Gogeta.
  • In the Super Saiyan 4 form, Goku's voice is noticeably deeper and rougher like his Super Saiyan 3 form as an adult than his regular adult voice. Vegeta's voice is also slightly deeper.
  • In the Blue Water dub, Goku's voice in his Super Saiyan 4 form matches his regular adult voice. Vegeta's voice also matches his regular voice.
  • When the part Saiyan-Demon Mira takes on his Final Form, his appearance resembles a tail-less Super Saiyan 4. His figure was also advertised alongside the Dragon Ball Heroes Super Saiyan 4s.[24]
  • During the "Future" Trunks Saga, the Watagash possessed Barry Kahn 2nd Stage Heteromorphism form also resembles a tail-less Super Saiyan 4.
  • Most Dragon Ball video games associate this form with Goku in Dragon Ball GT, with three exceptions, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 has DBZ Goku utilizing this form instead of his GT self, who is entirely omitted from the game and its story, with DBZ Goku taking his place in the Shadow Dragon Saga of GT. Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World has both DBZ Goku and GT Goku able to transform into the form, the only video game in the entire series where the form is shared between both incarnations of the character. Dragon Ball Fusions includes GT Goku, but his Dragon Ball Super self transforms into the form instead. In the Infinite History mode of Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, Goku in his Whis Gi outfit transforms into a Super Saiyan 4 instead of Super Saiyan Blue because of Fu's antics.
  • In the Infinite History Saga featured in Xenoverse 2's Extra Pack 2 DLC, Whis has some knowledge or knows of Super Saiyan 4.[25]

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References[]

  1. Dragon Ball GT episode 58, "Shadow Dragons Unite"
  2. Dragon Ball GT: Final Bout, 1997
  3. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 level, "Ultimate Super Gogeta"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Dragon Ball Heroes, 2010
  5. Super Dragon Ball Heroes: Dark Demon Realm Mission! chapter 11, "Complete Resurrection"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Dragon Ball Fusions, 2016
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Dragon Ball GT: Perfect File, 1997
  8. Dragon Ball GT episode 62, "Rescue Goku" original Japanese version
  9. 9.0 9.1 Dragon Ball Anime Illustration Collection: The Golden Warrior
  10. 10.0 10.1 Herms' tweet on LSS. Twitter. Retrieved on February `5, 2021.
  11. Dragon Ball GT episode 53, "Saying Goodbye"
  12. Anime Insider December 2003 (#10), "The QT on GT". Kanzenshuu.
  13. Dragon Ball Heroes: Dark King Mechikabura Saga
  14. Goku's tail is fully regrown
  15. Dragon Ball Q Atsushi Maekawa Story Q&A. kanzenshuu.
  16. Merging With Vegeta!
    "After Goku and Vegeta use a merging item to merge, they become Vegito! They can furthermore become a Super Saiyan, making them Super Vegito! After the two strongest people merge, they become the greatest master in the universe! Perhaps even stronger than Super Saiyan 4!"
    - Dragon Ball GT: A Hero's Legacy anime comics, Goku's Evolution
  17. Dragon Ball GT episode 62, "Rescue Goku"
  18. SDBH UVM1弾 監獄惑星編 ゴッドボス 孫悟空:ゼノ 超サイヤ人4を倒せ. youtube (March 7, 2018).
  19. https://i.ibb.co/d6hLhL2/Ew-D3hrz-XMAYE4-g.jpg
  20. "That form dad and Vegeta had... So there’s another transformation besides Super Saiyan Blue and Ultra Instinct...".
  21. Cipher's tweet on the guidebook. Twitter. Retrieved on November 10, 2019.
  22. SS4 Trunks. carddass.
  23. SS4 Pan. carddass.
  24. SS4s DBH. imgur.
  25. Whis Says Goku and Vegeta Can SSJ4 Transform Hidden Time Warp Story - Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 DLC 6. youtube (March 4, 2018).

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