Super Saiyan Blue (超サイヤ人ブルー Sūpā Saiya-jin Burū), also known as Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan (超サイヤ人ゴッド超サイヤ人 Sūpā Saiya-jin Goddo Sūpā Saiya-jin), is a form that combines the power of Super Saiyan God with the first Super Saiyan form.
This form can be accessed by absorbing the powers of a god and then simultaneously activating them while transforming into a Super Saiyan, or through vigorous ki control training with a deity with godly ki and then obtaining that Godly ki for oneself, as seen with Vegeta in the Super anime. The god ritual is in other words not required, but it is the easier path to take. This form surpasses its predecessor, Super Saiyan God.
In contrast, the Super Saiyan Rosé form is the result of a truly divine Saiyan transforming into the first Super Saiyan form (in the Dragon Ball Super anime) or the divine counterpart of Super Saiyan Blue (in the manga).
Concept and creation
For the film Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’, Akira Toriyama further expanded on the concept of the “Super Saiyan God” transformation featured in Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods by combining its power into that of a Super Saiyan. As the author explained it, and as Goku similarly mentions in the movie, the form is as the name suggests the result of a Saiyan with the power of Super Saiyan God further transforming into a Super Saiyan.
In relation to Goku, Toriyama says on Goku he made his hair blue to express how “by overcoming a certain limit he has become both strong and tranquil, able to keep his composure in a fight”. And in regards to Vegeta, he adds that he gave Vegeta black clothes because he figured that maybe Bulma had modified his combat uniform to add some slight improvements. On that note, it was constructed by the Capsule Corporation development branch under Bulma’s instructions. In an interview with Toyotarō, Akira Toriyama reveals that he was thinking about having the form be white, but then it would have color-clashed with the “next enemy”, so he figured he should save it for another occasion.
Akira Toriyama named the form "Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan" in his character designs for Goku and Vegeta. The name Super Saiyan Blue is usually used in the Dragon Ball Super anime and manga, whereas the name Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan is more often used in merchandise and video games.
"So what is this? Super Saiyan with blue hair dye?"
This form is nearly identical to the first Super Saiyan form, the only main differences being that the hair and irises are now cyanish in color (albeit the irises change to a slightly darker color than the hair). In Dragon Ball Super: Broly, the hue is much darker, akin to Vegeta's evolved state. Unlike the previous godly form, the Saiyan's physical form remains pretty much the same.
Super Saiyan Blue boasts a vibrant, fiery, electric blue aura, as opposed to the blazing orange aura of Super Saiyan God. The aura surrounding the Super Saiyan Blue form also appears to be glittering somewhat, with small sparkling particles of energy traveling upwards within the flames, with occasional surges of electricity. If one inspects closely, a very subtle yellow glow can be seen on the outside of the aura as well. It was not directly stated why this is present, but it could be remnants of the original Super Saiyan transformation. This dual colored aura resembles that of Trunks' Super Saiyan Rage form. Unlike the main Super Saiyan transformations, the user's body does not glow in Blue form without an aura. In Dragon Ball Super: Broly, this subtle glow is omitted entirely.
When the user first transforms, they are enveloped by an aura of white energy, leaving a dark silhouette of themselves in it. They are then surrounded by a shell of blue ki which cracks and breaks apart, revealing the transformed user within, before the fiery aura explodes forth. Most subsequent transformations behave like an ordinary Super Saiyan, in which the user's hair rises and turns blue.
In the case of Commeson duplicates as shown by Duplicate Vegeta, the form's eyes and hair glow blue though the hair's color is a more saturated shade of blue than that of natural Saiyans. As Commeson duplicates like Vegeta's lack facial hair such as eyebrows only their head hair changes color.
In Dragon Ball Heroes, the Saiyan avatars' hair do not change in shape when using this form, making it visually similar to Super Saiyan God. This also applies to Saiyan Future Warrior in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. If a Saiyan is bald, they will simply gain a Super Saiyan Blue aura though their eyebrows will still change color as will any other facial hair.
Usage and power
In Goku's words, this form is what happens when a "Saiyan with the power of a Super Saiyan God further transforms himself into a Super Saiyan". Simply, it is the first Super Saiyan form combined with the power and godly ki of a Super Saiyan God turned cyan blue, due to a mortal absorbing it. The form can be obtained by a Saiyan who has become a Super Saiyan God and then retained the power; if the Saiyan utilizes the might of Super Saiyan God and then attempts to transform into a Super Saiyan, they will instead naturally evolve into a Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan (Super Saiyan Blue or Super Saiyan Rosé, depending on the individual's status). And reactivating their non-god enhanced Super Saiyan form. Alternatively, as shown in the anime and by Goku Black in the manga, the Saiyan can evolve their standard Super Saiyan form into a Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan form if they increase its strength until it surpasses Super Saiyan God. According to Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden, Super Saiyan Blue is the most powerful of all Super Saiyan transformations.
This form is accessed through the activation of its user's godly ki. The form pushes the user's power, strength, and speed to new heights beyond those of previous Super Saiyan levels, as well as providing a calm mind that make it and its ki easier to control compared to the other Saiyan forms such as Super Saiyan 3. The ki control of this form allowed both Goku and Vegeta to keep their new level of godly ki from leaking out of the form, unlike Super Saiyan 2 and 3, which only increase their power to the full limit and leak ki; this feature allowed Goku and Vegeta to maintain their godly ki without it being used to keep the form on, this is how Goku can push himself to Kaio-ken x10, and then later on x20. This allows them to fight within the form freely without ki drain and reserved for ki-based attacks. It is stated by both Goku and Vegeta that a calm mind and focus are required to use this form properly. The form's godly ki renders the Saiyan's own ki insensible by most mortals via ki sense, and only those who know how to sense godly ki can detect it. Despite the form's huge upgrade in power from the original Super Saiyan God, neither Goku nor Vegeta still could challenge Beerus alone, needing to fight together to be able to stand a chance. This form was initially not powerful enough to defeat Golden Frieza at full power either, but due to Goku and Vegeta's experience with the form, Super Saiyan Blue was able to outlast Golden Frieza thanks to its efficient ki and stamina output compared to his unmastered transformation. This form becomes stronger through training, as Goku was able to match Golden Frieza in power during their next meeting, even though Frieza was noticed to have become stronger himself. In fact, it is even able to increase its strength with sufficient amount of combat, displayed by how while he got easily beaten back by Jiren, the next time, Goku was able to match up to him and make him fight more seriously. Because of this form's perfect innate ki control and the calm mind required to attain it, this form can be combined with the Kaio-ken to create the Super Saiyan Blue Kaio-ken in the anime.
Despite its benefits, however, the Super Saiyan Blue form does drain a lot of stamina upon initially being unlocked. While not nearly as noticeable or potent as the Super Saiyan 3 and unmastered Golden Frieza forms, Super Saiyan Blue needs to be mastered via intense training or long-time experience, as Goku and Vegeta have. The form's stamina flaw is elaborated on in the Dragon Ball Super manga: If the form is subsequently used multiple times in a row, on the second consecutive usage the user’s abilities will drop by over 90% from their full power, explaining how Vegeta was unable to overwhelm Hit like Goku could, due to Vegeta already using the form against Cabba. This stamina flaw also exists in the anime, although it is never stated exactly how much power the user loses. Goku admitted that Super Saiyan Blue required too much energy to start the battle during the Tournament of Destroyers. By the time of the Zeno Expo, Goku was able to repeatedly use the form and the Kaio-ken without drawbacks, but even so during the Tournament of Power Goku and Vegeta still felt that they never want to constantly use the form right from the start of the tournament, and Whis noted that the form still drained a lot of stamina if it was already used so early in the tournament, preferring to fight in their regular Super Saiyan forms and using the Blue form when necessary. Later on in the manga, during the final fight against Black and Future Zamasu, Vegeta showed that this flaw can be bypassed by learning to perfectly switch back and forth between Super Saiyan God and Super Saiyan Blue in an instant, moving around as a Super Saiyan God and attacking and defending as a Super Saiyan Blue - allowing for much more powerful and more concentrated attacks. In addition, similar to Super Saiyan 4, the strain regarding ki becomes significant when utilizing the form in a fusion, whether by Potara earrings. This was especially demonstrated with Vegito's fight with Fused Zamasu, where the transformation ended prematurely. However, the strain does not seem to be present when using the Fusion Dance, as when Gogeta took on the Super Saiyan Blue form, he showed no signs of defusing prematurely.
In the anime, Vegeta is shown using this transformation again against Future Trunks, as he laughed when Trunks asked Vegeta if he would transform into a Super Saiyan 3. Trunks remarked that Vegeta and Goku should easily be able to beat Goku Black. As their battle continued, Vegeta was able to easily defeat Trunks. However, the aforementioned fight against Black turned out more difficult than expected. Vegeta and in the anime only Goku use this form while battling Goku Black, before and after he transforms into Super Saiyan Rosé. Despite their efforts, in the anime Black's improved base form (which previously fought on par with Goku's Super Saiyan 2) was easily able to withstand most of the attacks Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta dealt, and in the manga Super Saiyan Goku Black manages to match Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta thanks to being healed by Future Zamasu and receiving a power-up, and Black's transformation into Super Saiyan Rosé only made the situation more critical. In the anime, after training in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber and going back to the Future, Vegeta was shown to have increased his power through anger enough that in his Super Saiyan Blue form he managed to overpower and pummel Goku Black, who was in the Super Saiyan Rosé state at the time even blocking Black's Fierce God Slicer with his bare fist.
In the manga, by the final fight against Goku Black and Future Zamasu, Vegeta revealed the ability to utilize Super Saiyan Blue's full power, in short, instant bursts as he attacks. It is noted by Goku that in order to counteract the form's stamina drawback, Vegeta learned to transform into Blue for brief moments multiple times without his stamina dropping at all, something that allowed him to overwhelm Black.
Goku Black first showcases his equivalent of the Super Saiyan Blue form during his battle with Vegeta in the future; however, due to being an actual deity, his version has a bright pink and purple color scheme. He dubs the form Super Saiyan Rosé.
In this form, Vegito is able to challenge and even overwhelm Fused Zamasu, gaining a upper hand in their fight in the anime, and easily overwhelming him in the manga. In the manga, Vegito Blue's power is noted to be potentially greater than that of Beerus by Shin. However, before Vegito could perform the finishing blow, this form proved to be too powerful, and also strenuous, to be maintained and ultimately defused sooner than the estimated time. Due to Vegito using the Final Kamehameha against Fused Zamasu, both Goku and Vegeta cannot transform into Super Saiyan Blue afterwards due to the technique's massive energy output.
In the manga, Goku primarily stops using this form in combat in favor of it's perfected state following the battle with Zamasu, almost always only ever using this form as part of the initial transformation into the perfected form.
Prior to the Tournament of Power, Vegeta uses Super Saiyan Blue in a sparring match against Beerus prior to unveiling that he too has achieved the perfected version and from then on he too almost always only ever uses the original form as part of taking on the perfected state.
In the anime, Goku utilizes this form again immediately when he begins his battle against Arale Norimaki, which also impresses the Android. Goku and Vegeta used this form again during Universe 6 and Universe 7's baseball match, and later when Goku fights Hit, who attempts to assassinate him and proved to be quite a match for this form - thanks to fighting at his very best using killing techniques, and with Goku unable to hit the assassin at all, because he was hiding in his Time Storage parallel world while he attacks the Saiyan using his deadly Invisible ki blasts, and attacking him by surprise once briefly bursting out of his Time Storage parallel world - the fight ultimately ended in a stalemate when Super Saiyan Blue Goku unleashes a massive aura burst, and then destroys Hit's Time Storage world without the need to use Kaio-ken, then launches a full-power God Kamehameha at Hit, with the assassin trying to hold his own against Goku's massive assault. Vegeta also used it during his training with Whis on Beerus' planet in preparation for the multi-universal tournament.
Goku once again transforms during his match against the giant Bergamo during the Zeno Expo, to the shock and awe of all the deities seeing him transform, with Khai feeling and stating the form's godly pressure, and Roh labeling Goku's power in this form as "power rivaling that of gods", Future Zeno called Goku "amazing" upon seeing him transform.
Later, during his battle against the Warrior of Justice Top, Goku used Super Saiyan Blue to escape the Pride Trooper's crushing hold, and then proceeds to briefly outmatch him using his form's godly speed, but Top defends himself and puts up quite a better fight against Goku's godly ki surrounded form. Goku unleashes a God Kamehameha at the Pride Trooper, while he retaliated with his Justice Flash technique, Goku then uses his Instant Transmission and gets closer to Top, firing the Kamehameha afterwards, Top blocks it, causing a massive explosion, but the Pride Trooper sturdily survived.
Goku transforms into Super Saiyan Blue during his sparring session with Krillin in an effort to test his true might, with Krillin feeling Goku's godly pressure, and Android 18 and Gohan noticing a large gap in their powers. Krillin charges his Kamehameha while Goku charges his slightly larger God Kamehameha, both fighters fire their beams, and a beam struggle is initiated, though Goku slowly gains the upper hand during the beam clash. Struggling, Krillin tries to hold out his own with his own beam until the struggle is stopped when Android 18 rushes in and kicks Goku's God Kamehameha away. Goku then used this form against Android 17 in their sparring session, having no choice because of his newfound strength. After his attempt to test him with a God Kamehameha, he started to trade blows until Android 17 stops the fight, not wanting to destroy the environment.
Later, Super Saiyan Blue Goku charged an all-out fist-to-fist clash against True Golden Frieza, once their punches made contact with each other, deeply hitting both their faces, they proved to be exactly on par with each other as both fighters were knocked out simultaneously after they briefly slipped past each other.
During the Tournament of Power, Goku turned into a Super Saiyan Blue to free himself from Nink's grip lock, easily freeing himself. When the Trio De Dangers charged their Triangle Dangers Beam, both Goku and Vegeta turned Super Saiyan Blue and overpowered the beam with a Final Kamehameha, knocking the Trio out of the arena in the process. Goku turned Super Saiyan Blue to fight Kale who was in her "true form", an uncontrolled state of Super Saiyan. Goku then used his God Kamehameha against Kale but had no effect on her, walking through it. This form proved to be comparable to Kale's in durability, even after being grabbed in the mouth, thrown aside, and crushed by a slab of Kachi Katchin, Goku showed no signs of considerable damage. During his fight against Dyspo, Goku uses Super Saiyan Blue in tandem with Super Saiyan God, in order to maximize his speed and power. Goku also used Super Saiyan Blue to go through K'nsi's explosive threads, taking no damage from the explosions and easily overpowered him. Goku used Super Saiyan Blue to free himself from Maji-Kayo's grip and revive Master Roshi, and he was successful in both. Vegeta used Super Saiyan Blue when he broke free from the Evil Containment Wave seal and then proceeded to destroy one of Auta Magetta's ear covers and insults him.
After using all of his transformations (sans Super Saiyan 3) to test his strength, Goku used this transformation during his battle with Jiren. However, while he finally forced Jiren to fight back, even briefly pushing him back and making him choose to dodge his Kamehameha, once Jiren gets more serious, even Super Saiyan Blue, with its power multiplied by the x20 Super Saiyan Blue Kaio-ken, could not match Jiren. Vegeta later on uses this form to battle Top. Goku uses this form again against Kefla after seeing his Super Saiyan God form would not be enough to fight her, which she answers by turning Super Saiyan herself. He is ultimately overpowered by her and has to resort to using Super Saiyan Blue Kaio-ken to deflect her energy attack, but was still not enough against a more serious Kefla, and was knocked out with a single kick to the neck.
Later on, Goku displays sufficient increase in power to be able to go head on with Jiren using only the regular Super Saiyan Blue even though previously he was outclassed using Super Saiyan Blue Kaio-ken, with Jiren even being impressed by how Goku had grown stronger. However, upon Jiren getting more serious, Goku is once again pushed back but he is still able to fend off Jiren's attacks more adequately than before, long enough to have the trap he had set up trigger and managed to kick Jiren off the rock he was standing on, nearly eliminating him.
Vegeta's performance was initially much worse as he could not even make Jiren fight back, completely unable to faze him, and once Jiren gets annoyed, he got soundly beaten, even with aid from Super Saiyan Blue Goku. However, after seeing Jiren use his Invisible Strikes, unlike Goku, who only could briefly defend before being painfully launched away, Vegeta was able to properly analyze and then counter it, shocking Jiren enough for Vegeta to briefly push back the strongest fighter of Universe 11 until Jiren recovers and swiftly beats him down and nearly eliminates Vegeta, although he was able to stay on the stage despite being battered. Although he was able to force Jiren to block with a super-charged Final Flash, which astonished Belmod and Khai, he did no damage and was incapacitated by a Power Impact formed into a cage that electrified him and left him badly injured, though Jiren praised the might and was briefly knocked to the ground.
Later after being re-energized by Vegeta's ki, Super Saiyan Blue Goku could clash with Jiren using his full power for a time, but was easily beaten down to his base form with a single punch.
Goku uses the ordinary Super Saiyan Blue once more to battle the powered up Granolah after his Super Saiyan God form proved to not be enough against the Cerealian. When even this proved ineffective he took on the Perfected state to use alongside Ultra Instinct.
In the Prison Planet Saga, Goku uses this form to battle with Super Saiyan 4 Xeno Goku. In the manga, Goku and Vegeta immediately power up into this form when Cumber arrives and Vegeta continues to use it against Super Saiyan (Berserk) Goku, only to be at a disadvantage to the effects of his Evil Aura. In both media, Vegito uses this form to battle Cumber. In the anime Goku takes on this form to get Golden Great Ape Cumber's foot off him.
In Universal Conflict Saga, upon arriving in Universe 6, Vegeta uses this form in the manga to knock Oren out of Caulifla. Later in Universe 11 Vegeta takes on this form when going to attack Hearts, but is taken over by Oren, resulting in Oren Vegeta taking on Strongest Form 1. Goku uses this form against Super Saiyan 3 Cumber, with the two proving even in battle. In both media Vegeta uses this form to battle Kamioren. Arriving in Universe 7, in the anime Goku uses this form to battle evenly with Super Hearts until the warrior uses his Gravity Fist, while in the manga both Goku and Vegeta battle Super Hearts with this form, but are overwhelmed. Goku and Vegeta use this form against Perfect Hearts, though even alongside Jiren and Hit they are easily defeated and thus fuse. Gogeta uses Super Saiyan Blue and proves to be able to hold an advantage against Perfect Hearts, eventually defeating him, though in the anime needs help from Jiren and Hit when Hearts uses his full power.
In the Universe Creation Saga, Goku - and Vegeta in the anime - use this form to battle Beerus. In the anime Goku and Vegeta use this form to battle Turles and Bojack, who have been empowered by the Evil Aura while in the manga they utilize Super Saiyan God and Fu halts the battle upon seeing them turn Super Saiyan Blue as he knows his allies will be no match. In the anime, Goku and Vegeta use this form against Black Janemba and then later against Fu - who corrupts them. Vegito uses this form against Dark King Fu and (in the anime) Super Full Power Saiyan 4 Limit Breaker Broly.
In the New Space-Time War Saga, Vegeta uses this form when facing off against Turles and Cumber.
In the manga, the Super Saiyan Blue form's full power only manifests for a short while (in the initial moments of the form's usage during battle) and then immediately drops to the Super Saiyan Blue's normal levels of power. However, the true full power of the Blue form is explosively more powerful than the ordinary regulated power of the form, and so both Goku and Vegeta strive to find a way to utilize it at all times.
Vegeta was the first shown to utilize the full power for extended periods of time. By training to remove the stamina flaw of Super Saiyan Blue he could utilize a trick which involved switching between Super Saiyan God and Super Saiyan Blue in an instant in order to release the full explosive power of Super Saiyan Blue in these instants. This allowed him to overwhelm Super Saiyan Rosé Goku Black, whereas previously he was the one who had been overwhelmed. Goku later reveals a state that always uses the full power of Super Saiyan Blue.
Super Saiyan Blue's full potential only manifesting early in its usage does not exist in the anime, instead, it remains at the normal level of power. However, utilizing the God to Blue trick is still a way of maximizing the form's power when attacking.
"You took my body, you took my life... Then you even killed Chi-Chi and Goten... You're gonna regret telling me that, Zamasu! Cause now I'm mad... I'm really, REALLY mad..! And now it's time... TO PAAAAAYYYYYY!!"
In the anime, Goku and Vegeta managed to power up the Super Saiyan Blue form through rage. Goku attained this state after learning that Goku Black had killed Chi-Chi and Goten after stealing his body. This allowed Goku to overwhelm Black and Future Zamasu simultaneously until his anger passed, allowing Black to engrave this anger into his own power, combined by his severe injuries, gradually increasing his might and allowing him to counterattack against Goku. Later, Vegeta utilized the power of rage (at Goku Black harming Future Trunks) to improve his Super Saiyan Blue form's strength while in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber, this allowed Vegeta to overwhelm Goku Black, although the latter used the same technique (angered at his weakened state and the inability to compete against a mortal like Vegeta) to further his power and created a scythe from his Fierce God Slicer.
This exists in the manga as well as during the final ordeal with Fused Zamasu, Vegeta greatly powered up in anger after he witnessed Future Trunks and Future Mai apparently dead on the ground. With this power, Vegeta is able to blow both Goku Black and Future Zamasu (who had morphed into Infinite Zamasu) into pieces with Gamma Burst Flash, but to no avail, since the mad Supreme Kai still regenerated after taking all that damage.
There are also several powered up variations of Super Saiyan Blue:
- Super Saiyan Blue Kaio-ken - By using the Kaio-ken alongside the Super Saiyan Blue form, Goku can increase the transformation's power. In the anime, he uses up to X10 during his battle against Hit and later up to X20 during his battle with Jiren.
- Perfected Super Saiyan Blue - In the manga, completing Super Saiyan Blue results in the user being able to transform into a higher form: Perfected Super Saiyan Blue.
- Super Saiyan God SS Evolved - A form achieved by breaking Super Saiyan Blue's limits. In the anime, Vegeta achieved this form by remembering his promise to revive Cabba and Universe 6 as well as desperately needing more power to battle Jiren.
- Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan (Berserk) - The Evil Aura corrupted version of the form. Goku and Vegeta take on this state during the Universe Creation Saga after Fu uses Cumber's ki against them. In this state, Goku and Vegeta lose control of their senses and even opt to use wild swings and moves as opposed to their finely tuned martial arts skills.
- Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan (Controlled Berserk) - A powered up state of Super Saiyan Blue where the user takes control of the Evil Aura. Vegeta attained this form after Turles tried to infect him with the Evil Aura.
- Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Barrier - An enhanced version of the Super Saiyan Blue state utilizing the Saiyan Barrier technique. Vegito takes on this state when matched against Fu to avoid being taken over when he uses Cumber's evil aura against him.
- Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan (Universe Tree Power) - An even more powered up state of Super Saiyan Blue attained when one absorbs the pure power of the Universe Tree. Goku attained this form in his final fight with Fu.
Super Saiyan Rosé
Main article: Super Saiyan Rosé
In the manga, Super Saiyan Rosé is the Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan form of a Saiyan who is an actual deity, while in the Dragon Ball Super anime, this form is the result of a divine Saiyan transforming into the first Super Saiyan form. Its different coloration is due to the Saiyan being an actual deity, and thus naturally possessing Godly ki.
"That's right, you had no idea, did you? I've been a Super Saiyan for years, and now, I too have the power of a God."
In Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’, after Goku achieves the Super Saiyan God form and absorbs its power, and Goku and Vegeta train with Whis and master their ki control, they can use this new transformation. Goku uses this transformation against Golden Frieza in battle. Though he is able to hold his own, he is unable to defeat the tyrant until Frieza loses stamina at which point he gains a significant upperhand, but Sorbet uses his Bad Ring Laser and mortally wounds Goku.
Vegeta steps in to fight Frieza and demonstrates also being able to use this transformation, which frustrates the tyrant, after the fight he loses his Golden form. Even though he won, Vegeta takes too long to deliver the final blow, and Frieza uses this opportunity to destroy the Earth, killing everyone except those who were next to Whis. After that, Whis redoes time to three minutes prior and Super Saiyan Blue Goku kills Frieza with a Kamehameha before he could destroy the planet again.
In Dragon Ball Z: Super Tenkaichi Budokai, when Broly shows up in his own God form after Goku once more, Goku transforms into Super Saiyan Blue in order to compete with Broly's might, as Goku's normal state was completely overwhelmed by Broly God. Vegeta transforms into Super Saiyan Blue as well and joins Goku in the fight however, the duo in their Blue state was still barely a match, even taking out Vegeta when he jumped in the way of a blast to protect Bulma. However, when Broly was going to finish off Goku, he fused with the audience in response, creating a fusion more powerful than Broly himself. This fusion as a Super Saiyan Blue easily annihilated Broly with a God Kamehameha.
In Dragon Ball Super: Broly, Goku transforms into Super Saiyan Blue after Wrathful Broly overpowers him in his Super Saiyan God form, allowing him to maintain a slight but ultimately firm upper hand over Broly, even taking his attacks with little damage, until Broly turns into a Super Saiyan. While he is still strong enough to deflect Broly's Blaster Meteor, even Goku aided by Vegeta were overwhelmed to the point that they had to fuse into Gogeta to turn the table. In his Super Saiyan Blue state, Gogeta displays power more tremendous than Legendary Super Saiyan Broly, ending in a massive Kamehameha that nearly finished off the berserk Saiyan.
Video Game Appearances
- Dragon Ball Heroes
- Dragon Ball: Zenkai Battle
- Dragon Ball Xenoverse
- Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden
- Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle
- Dragon Ball Fusions
- Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
- IC Carddass Dragon Ball
- Dragon Ball FighterZ
- Dragon Ball Legends
- Jump Force
- Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission
- Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
In Dragon Ball Heroes, both male and female Saiyan Avatars can acquire their Super Saiyan Blue form via Super God Class-up similar to how God Class-up allows them to acquire their Super Saiyan God form.
In the Xenoverse series, the skills from SSGSS Goku, SSGSS Vegeta, and SSGSS Vegito can be obtained by the Future Warriors through Parallel Quests, though the transformations are not available. They can also unlock the clothing and accessories based on Goku and Vegeta after they have obtained their Super Saiyan Blue forms in Resurrection ‘F’ (Whis Symbol Gi, Whis Symbol Battle Suit, and SSGSS Wigs). Additionally, the Future Warrior can unlock "SSGSS" as a nickname for their Play Data profile.
"Transform into a Super Saiyan shrouded in divine energy! This form gives you a massive-power up, but also gradually drains your Ki!"
— Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Awoken Skill description
As part of the 1.09.00 update for the Extra Pack 2 DLC, the Future Warrior can acquire Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan as an Awoken Skill transformation from Whis if they are Level 90 and have reached Partner Level (maximum friendship) with Whis as an Instructor. After said requirements are met, the Warrior must speak to Whis who will note he had sensed a powerful aura, though is surprised to learn it was the warrior he was sensing. Pleased to see they have been working hard on their training, Whis notes that they may have managed to surpass the gods themselves. As a treat, Whis teaches them the Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Awoken Skill which allows them to transform into their Super Saiyan Blue form. Besides, Whis states that the power of this transformation surpasses the gods themselves. It requires five bars to transform, and in return for a major stat boost, it steadily drains the user's ki, similar to the Super Saiyan transformations skills from Xenoverse (but without the infinite Super & Ultimate Skill usage benefit), while improving stamina recovery, in stark contrast to the way the series characterizes the transformation. Interestingly while it can only be equipped by the Future Warrior if they are Saiyan, Whis will teach it to the Future Warrior regardless of their selected race once said requirements are met. However, this allows it to be obtained on another save file with Level 90 Future Warrior who is not Saiyan which unlocks it for all save files (as skills are shared between them) thus allowing it to be equipped to a Saiyan lower than Level 90.
As part of the Legendary Pack 1 DLC, Super Saiyan Blue Goku from the altered Tournament of Power, comes to aid the Time Patrol, Future Gohan, and Future Pikkon battle Supervillain Future Janemba and his Supervillain enhanced Mystic Copies. Super Saiyan Future Gohan is obviously surprised by the blue-haired Super Saiyan form his father's counterpart is using and while curious about it he agrees with Goku that it is best to save it until after Future Janemba and his copies are defeated. Despite using different forms, both are still able to keep up with and coordinate together using their respective forms, even managing to pull off an improvised Father-Son Kamehameha.
In Dragon Ball Fusions, SSGSS Goku, SSGSS Vegeta, and SSGSS Vegito appear as playable characters and Adult Goku (DB Super) uses it while training Tekka's team in the story. In one of the Ziku-kan Quests, after training with Tekka's Team and Vegito Blue, DBS Future Trunks claims to have achieved the form while training though it is never shown onscreen so it is unclear if he actually achieved it.
In FighterZ, as Vegeta (SSGSS) uses the same model as Super Vegeta but with blue hair, Vegeta has the appearance of a Second Grade version of Super Saiyan Blue. Vegito (SSGSS) appears also appears as DLC. Gogeta (SSGSS) also appears in DLC Season Pass 2.
In Dragon Ball Legends, SSGSS Goku, SSGSS Vegeta, and SSGSS Vegito appear as playable characters, much like in Dragon Ball Fusions.
In World Mission, SSGSS Goku, SSGSS Vegeta, SSGSS Vegito, and SSGSS Gogeta all appear as playable characters. Additionally the Saiyan (Male) and Saiyan (Female) Hero Avatars can attain Super Saiyan Blue via upgrading to Super God Class which is permanent as long as they remain in Super God Class (all class upgrades are lost as the Hero Avatar resets upon changing races via a wish to Super Shenron) and it is best to wait until the God Class Hero Avatar is a Lvl 99 to receive the best base stats upon resetting to Lvl 1 after achieving Super God Class. The playable ally Note can also achieve her Super Class upgrade through raising her Bond Lvl.
In Story Mode Chapter 5, Sub Chapter 4 of World Mission, during the Dragon Ball Heroes and Time Patrol's final battle with Sealas (Fused) in the Time Nest, the fusion of Sealas and Ahms manages to defeat the Heroes, Time Power Unleashed Chronoa, Xeno Trunks, SSJ4 Xeno Goku, SSJ4 Xeno Vegeta, which causes Beat and his teammates to lose the forms of their Hero Avatars reverting back into their natural bodies while Xeno Goku and Xeno Vegeta revert to base. Note suggests the DBH Team transfer their remaining power into a single fighter, with Note and Xeno Goku suggesting Beat be the recipient with Xeno Goku noting he's been growing stronger. Beat agrees wanting to be the one to fight for his reality instead of relying on Xeno Goku and the Time Patrol to save them.
Beat's seven Earthling allies Note, Froze, Kagyu, Kabra, Zen, Chamel, and Nim transfer their remaining power to Beat who in a manner reminiscent of the Super Saiyan God ritual (albeit with seven Earthlings transferring their power into a Earthling-Saiyan hybrid), manages to achieve his Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan form in his natural body due to his Saiyan genetics as he is actually a Earthling-Saiyan hybrid descendant of Goku. He uses this form, during his final confrontation with Sealas (Fused). With the assistance of SSJ4 Xeno Gogeta, Super Saiyan Blue Beat is able to defeat Sealas (Fused) putting an end to "the menace" that threatened both the real and SDBH game worlds.
- This is the first Super Saiyan transformation achieved by Goku and Vegeta at the same time.
- Coincidently, back in 2005, Namco Bandai game Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection had an item for a character Jin Kazama, called "Supercharged", which by the time was supposed to resemble normal Super Saiyan hair, but was colored blue instead. The main coincidence, is what that accessory had the same hue and shade of blue as the current Super Saiyan Blue.
- In Dragon Ball: The Return of Son Goku and Friends!, Goku briefly appears as a blue-haired Super Saiyan when attacking Aka.
- On a few occasions Super Saiyan Blue Goku has been depicted with Super Saiyan 2-style hair.
- In the Big Bang Mission 5 (BM5) trailer for Dragon Ball Heroes, the Saiyan Hero Beat is briefly shown utilizing his Super Saiyan Blue form against the God of Destruction Berserker & God of Destruction Hero without the Super God Class-up (as the Saiyan Hero is wearing his starting Gi instead of his Super God Class outfit).
- Goku vs Frieza form names. Twitter.
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- Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission, 2019
- Dragon Ball Super chapter 5, "Beerus and Champa", 2015
- Dragon Ball Super episode 25, "A Full-Throttle Battle! The Vengeful Golden Frieza" summary, 2015
- Dragon Ball Super Volume 1 Tori-Toyo Free Talk (Web Version). kanzenshuu.
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- Dragon Ball Super episode 83, Field The All-7th-Universe Team! Who Are The Mighty Ten?
- Dragon Ball Super episode 24, Clash! Frieza vs. Goku This Is the Result of My Training!