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"Long ago, a small group of pure-hearted Saiyans pooled their powers together to create a savior... A Super Saiyan God!"
Shenron in Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods


Super Saiyan God (スーパーサイヤじんゴッド Sūpā Saiya-jin Goddo) is a Saiyan transformation that grants the user godly ki, providing them with a power boost beyond Super Saiyan 3 and its predecessors. It is initially obtained through a ritual involving six righteous Saiyans or special divine training.

Trained users can further combine this form with the first Super Saiyan transformation, attaining the more powerful Super Saiyan Blue or Super Saiyan Rosé form (depending on the user's status and ki).

Overview

Concept and creation

According to interviews with the Battle of Gods character designer, Tadayoshi Yamamuro, the original concept for Super Saiyan God, had the form being more muscular, wearing a cape, and with a hairstyle in-between Super Saiyan 3 and Super Saiyan 4. The series' original author, Akira Toriyama, came up with a picture of Super Saiyan God that was completely different than Yamamuro's own initial muscular, cloaked and probably golden haired design. They went back and forth like this a bit before settling on the final design, and Toriyama was insistent on the form not being too different from Goku's regular appearance, specifically not being really muscular.[9]

The Super Saiyan God form

The Super Saiyan God form appears with a blue aura during the initial transformation sequence

The "Super Saiyan God" is the legend among legends of the warrior race, the Saiyans. The power of six good-hearted Saiyans must be infused for one of them to achieve this legendary form. As Shenron explains to the Dragon Team and company, a Super Saiyan God once appeared on Planet Vegeta to stop the evil Saiyans but he failed because of the form's time limit. The Namekians were aware of the Super Saiyan God and wrote of the method to achieve the form in their book of legends. When in this form, the Saiyan's general appearance has only slight differences: the most notable change is the slight pink skin tone (similar to the usage of Fury) and hair that is a shade of red.

In this form, Goku possesses magenta-red hair (identical to his fur as a Super Saiyan 4) while Vegeta possesses crimson red hair.[10] The hair retains its natural style but becomes more refined (losing any stray hairs). The Saiyan's eyes become more detailed, and the irises become red (appearing as more relaxed even in battle until sufficiently angered). The overall body structure appears to become younger and thinner in frame and build, though this is not the case for the Future Warrior and Shallot, as their musculature stays the same in their Super Saiyan God forms. The aura of the Super Saiyan God resembles a raging fire.

A Saiyan becomes cool-headed when in this form.[11]

The Ritual

The ritual being performed with the presence of Videl

In Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, the ritual is needed in order to achieve the Super Saiyan God transformation. It requires five righteous Saiyans to perform and a sixth Saiyan to channel the ritual and ki into. But the ritual instructions are easy to misinterpret as only requiring five Saiyans, which is why it failed the first time Goku attempted it, although it did increase Goku's power. Six righteous Saiyans hold hands in a circle and transfer their ki into the Saiyan who is becoming the Saiyan God. After this process, a blue fiery aura will appear throughout the circle, signifying the ritual is working. The Saiyan who is becoming the Super Saiyan God will ascend and transform into the Super Saiyan God.

The ritual done in Dragon Ball Super

In Dragon Ball Super, to perform the ritual, the six righteous Saiyans gather in a circle, all holding hands in the process. The selected Saiyan to ascend will have the two Saiyans next to the target place their palms on the user's back, while the user faces away from the group. Next, instead of concentrating their ki into the body, they must "pour their heart" (inner light in the dub) into them. Blue aura appears around the group, shrouding each individual in the ritual. If done correctly, a yellow flame-like beam emitting from the group - in the dub, Beerus states it to be "divine energy" - shoots up into the sky, and golden colored clouds start to emerge. They began to spread across the blue sky, eventually covering it completely after a few minutes. The sea changes into a golden hue as well, becoming violent and forming huge whirlpools. At this point, the user begins to experience a significant amount of pain. A blue aura starts to appear from one of the Saiyans, eventually transferring it into the Saiyan who is about to become god through the other five Saiyans. After this, another beam shoots up from the one who absorbed the blue aura, which causes some of the clouds to dissipate and leave an enormous hole. The weather changes over and over in a matter of seconds, changing from rain, to hail, to a thunderstorm, to clear, during which a few days appear to pass, to snow, and clear again. The user rises up and becomes a pinkish-red silhouette of themselves. Next, the user becomes a shadowy figure, before emitting a huge light and appearing again in their natural form. The end result is the user's ascension into the Super Saiyan God form.

Xeno Vegeta, Xeno Goku, Xeno Gohan, Xeno Goten, and Xeno Pan unintentionally performing the ritual while giving energy to Xeno Trunks

As shown by the ritual that allowed Goku to achieve the form, Earthling/Saiyan hybrids or even female Earthlings pregnant with a partial Saiyan child can take part in the ritual if there are not enough pure Saiyans available (as Vegeta, Goku, and Tarble were the only known surviving pure Saiyans in Universe 7 at the time and Tarble himself was unavailable at the time the ritual was performed). If a pregnant female Earthling takes part in the ritual, their hair will change color and cause them to briefly take on Super Saiyan-like form despite not being Saiyans themselves (presumably this form is the result of them being pregnant with a Saiyan child and/or a side effect of them taking part in the ritual).

In the anime, doing the Super Saiyan God ritual can drain a participant's energy. Gohan and Goten notably couldn't fly because they used most of their energy during the ritual.[12]

In the Dark King Mechikabura Saga, Xeno Goku, Xeno Vegeta, Xeno Gohan, Xeno Goten and Xeno Pan unintentionally perform the ritual on Xeno Trunks to turn him into a Super Saiyan God. While giving him energy, they were unaware of the ritual's existence due to the Dragon Team never experiencing the events of the God of Destruction Beerus Saga in the Xeno world timeline.

Shallot undergoes the ritual

In the Tournament of Time, Shallot aims to do the ritual with Cabba, Caulifla, Teen Gohan, Teen Future Trunks and an additional pure-hearted Saiyan. Kale was originally going to be the fifth but lost too much energy defending Caulifla from Super Buu. Goku instead takes her place, which allows the ritual to be completed and Shallot to become a Super Saiyan God.

In Xenoverse 2, though the ritual is not shown, it is referenced when the Future Warrior makes the wish from Shenron to acquire the skill. Shenron informs them that they must strengthen their bond with five Saiyans, and when their hearts beat as one, they shall become a Super Saiyan God. To acquire the skill, the Future Warrior must max their friendship out with five Saiyan mentors, these mentors being Goku, Vegeta, Gohan, Gotenks and Pan. Once they have done this, they will return to Beerus, and he will grant them the Super Saiyan God skill.

In the anime, it is said that Super Saiyan God can be achieved without the ritual - as Vegeta did during his training with Whis.[13]

Unique Traits

Unlike the fighting style of a Super Saiyan Blue, which is more about bulldozing an opponent with brute force, the unique fighting style of Super Saiyan God focuses on predicting and dodging opponent's blows and prioritizes godly techniques over raw power.[14]

This form possesses the Aura of a God. It allows the user to sense and possesses godly ki which can only be sensed by those who know how while simultaneously preventing most entities from sensing the user.

Godly techniques displayed exclusively in this form by a mortal Saiyan include absorbing and thus nullifying enemy attacks after contact,[15] and using it's aura for paralyzing foes[16] and self-healing.[12] A user of this form also gains the ability to focus excessive power in their palms to release invisible power blasts.[17]

Using the Autonomous Ultra Instinct ability in conjunction with this state makes it more accurate compared to usage in base form.

Usage and Power

At the time of its debut, Super Saiyan God was "a being that surpasses everything".[18] The power of this form is great enough to allow Goku to compete against the non-fully-powered God of Destruction Beerus, who effortlessly defeated Super Saiyan 3 Goku, later the combined effort of Potential Unleashed Gohan (Potential Unleashed Super Saiyan Gohan in the original movie[19]), Good Buu, Piccolo, Android 18, Tien Shinhan, and Gotenks (Super Saiyan in the movie, Super Saiyan 3 in the manga, and base form in the anime), and even a one-on-one assault from a enraged Super Saiyan 2 Vegeta. The sheer power of Goku and Beerus' fists colliding sent ripples throughout the universe, with Old Kai commenting that just three punches could wipe out everything in the universe without proper control. The Broly light novel notes that Super Saiyan God possesses a far superior dimension of power compared to the Super Saiyan form.

Super Saiyan God Goku delivers his first punch at Beerus

This powerful form, however, has drawbacks: it requires some time for the user to fully tap into its power and it drains the user's energy reserves fairly quickly. Super Saiyan God also has a short time limit, to which it will seamlessly disappear. However, even after Goku's time limit ran up, his actual power did not decrease, allowing him to continue fighting the God of Destruction on his level in his base and Super Saiyan form.[20] Beerus speculated that from Goku's experience and adapting to the feel of Super Saiyan God, he was instinctively able to imprint on it, allowing him to subconsciously access its power to an extent, seemingly negating the power drain. After his battle with Beerus, Goku continued to work in its residual effect and ultimately mastered this form's power.[21]

Goku unhappy about the way he achieved the form

Later, Goku and Vegeta displayed the ability to transform into this form at will with its full capacities and no known time limit, to which (in the manga) was noted to possesses a power greater than a Super Saiyan Blue at less than 10% power. In his Super Saiyan God state, he is a match for Hit at full power. During the final fight against Goku Black and Future Zamasu, Vegeta was able to attain the form and access it at will much like Goku. The two Saiyans also reveal that in addition to mastering this form, it is also able to overcome the stamina issue associated with Super Saiyan Blue. So essentially this form is able to be used to supplement Super Saiyan Blue, by changing between the two forms in an instant. This is done because Whis states Super Saiyan God is faster than Super Saiyan. With Super Saiyan God used for motion and Super Saiyan Blue for attacking and defending. By doing this, Vegeta was able to keep up his stamina much easier than Goku Black, being able to keep up with him and gain the upper hand later in their fight. Goku noted that this could only be accomplished through extreme training. This also happens in the anime, presumably through the same process, in the Tournament of Power when Goku teamed up with the assassin Hit. Whis reveals that Super Saiyan God is Goku's second-fastest form and uses far less stamina then Super Saiyan Blue, which was why he used it against Dyspo, only using Blue for defense or occasional attacking. While Goku was still slower than Dyspo, he possessed enough speed to read his movements and counter him by powering up to Super Saiyan Blue for a brief moment to attack. Using this, Goku was able to effectively fight back and push back Dyspo until Hit took over in his place.

It is shown in Dragon Ball Minus that the legend of the Super Saiyan God was one of the reasons why the tyrant Frieza committed the Genocide of the Saiyans. Thirty-nine years before the events of the God of Destruction Beerus Saga, the Oracle Fish foretold the appearance of a Super Saiyan God to Beerus the Destroyer. This revelation is what hastens the Destroyer God's awakening in the film and the genesis of the events of Battle of Gods.[22]

Goku utilizes the Dragon Balls to ask Shenron how to reach the Super Saiyan God form in order to battle with Beerus. The dragon reveals that they need the power of six righteous Saiyans for one of them to reach the form.

The form gives Goku the power to resist Beerus, but, in the movie and anime, he reverts to his regular base form due to the form's time limit. However, he learns the form's godlike feeling, which allows him to use Super Saiyan God's power against Beerus even in his regular Super Saiyan form. Goku did not quite like Super Saiyan God because he could only reach that level of power with everyone else's help rather than on his own, so Goku feels content becoming able to fight at a level not too far removed from Super Saiyan God all on his own. The two seem to be equally strong at some point with Goku having an edge, but Beerus eventually wins when he uses his Sphere of Destruction in an attempt to take down Goku. Goku is able to stop Beerus' energy sphere, barely holding it back, and then he briefly transforms to Super Saiyan God once again and outputs a large amount of energy to dispel the massive sphere. In the manga, Goku never reverts to his Super Saiyan or base form. He stays a Super Saiyan God throughout the entire fight with no mention of him absorbing that power. Before he runs out of power, Goku destroys Beerus' energy sphere with a Limitbreaker Kamehameha.

In every version of the story, the fight ends with Goku completely exhausted and Beerus spares the planet, impressed by the Saiyan's potential. Beerus states that the Super Saiyan God was not that strong and the Oracle Fish's prediction was a little exaggerated. Beerus then claims he is too worn out from his fight with Goku to destroy the Earth, and he later states that Goku and Vegeta (who says will also become a Super Saiyan God next time) may become truly formidable one day.

Super Saiyan God Goku during his fight against Hit in the manga

Later, in the Dragon Ball Super manga, during the semi-final match of the Tournament of Destroyers, it is revealed that Goku can now access this form under his own will instead of performing the ritual, being able to power up further as a Super Saiyan to access the form. This form proves to be stronger than Vegeta's weakened Super Saiyan Blue form, allowing Goku to repel Hit's Time-Skip and overpower the assassin, choosing not to go straight to his own Super Saiyan Blue form in order to save stamina. Hit responds by using his full power, which only could last a minute, to close the gap between them and appears to freeze Goku in time. However, Goku simply transforms into a Super Saiyan Blue, making him stronger than Hit once more and completely negating his Time-Skip.

After the return of Future Trunks and during Goku's sparring match against him, Goku used this form for a brief instant (although it was off-panel), powering up to it from a Super Saiyan 3 to dodge Future Trunks' attack and knock him down from behind with a single hit.

Super Saiyan God Vegeta in the Dragon Ball Super manga

Later, in the Dragon Ball Super manga, when fighting against Goku Black and Future Zamasu for the second time, Vegeta showcases the ability to transform into a Super Saiyan God at will, just like Goku can. The two Saiyans also reveal to have the ability to switch back and forth between Super Saiyan God and Super Saiyan Blue in an instant. This enables them to move around as a Super Saiyan God, and attack and defend as a Super Saiyan Blue - allowing for more concentrated and powerful attacks while heavily minimising recieved damage. Vegeta's usage of this tactic managed to overwhelm Super Saiyan Rosé Goku Black. Shin recognizes it as the strategy Goku used when he fought Hit in the Tournament of Destroyers. However, while Goku only went Blue once, Vegeta is doing it numerous times and his power hasn't dropped at all.

When Goku uses the Evil Containment Wave to seal away Future Zamasu, who is invunerable to physical damage, he discovers that he had left the talisman at Kame House, allowing the immortal god to escape from his sealing jar. To fight the enraged Future Zamasu, Goku becomes a Super Saiyan God, noting that after using the Evil Containment Wave, he doesn't have enough stamina to endure his Blue form, but he should be more than powerful enough to defeat the corrupt god. Goku swiftly dodges Future Zamasu's Paralysis, landing powerful blows on him, ignoring his claims that he is immortal. While Goku overwhelms Future Zamasu, he notes to him that Vegeta is about to finish his fight with Black, and asks him what he expects to do by himself, taunting him that Black is using him.

Goku and Vegeta confront Fused Zamasu

When Goku pushes Future Zamasu back, the immortal Core Person angrily confronts Black about having obstacles in their path. Vegeta plans to finish the two off while they are bickering, but Black calms Future Zamasu down and reminds him about their last resort, before taking off his Potara. Goku immediately recognizes what he plans to do and tries to tell Vegeta to finish them off, before trying to attack them himself. However, the two deities dodge the attack and merge into Fused Zamasu. As Goku and Vegeta are about to attack, Fused Zamasu suddenly moves behind them, easily defeating them with punches to the stomach hard enough for the duo to drop out of Super Saiyan God.

Goku vs Top

In the manga version of the Zeno Expo, Goku and Top fight each other to demonstrate a mortal battle as the God of Destruction battle royale was too intense for the two Zenos to enjoy. The Zenos find Goku's transformations to be cool and Whis instructs Goku to use all of his transformations in front of the Omni-Kings. After all of his regular Super Saiyan forms prove useless against the Pride Trooper, Goku remarks that he has no choice but to transform again but warns him that now he will be on an entirely different level before transforming into a Super Saiyan God. The other Gods of Destruction are shown to be impressed by Goku's new power. Top remarks that Goku possesses divine power now and suitably powers up with the Aura of a God as well. The battle resumes and Goku flies up into the air to dodge one of Top's attacks, but the Grand Minister warns him that flying is prohibited. This distracts Goku, who is unable to dodge another attack, almost knocking him off the stage. The battle between the two becomes relatively even and the two Zenos are amazed at the fight. Once again, Beerus orders Goku to transform again and finish off his opponent. Goku complies by becoming a Perfected Super Saiyan Blue.

Super Saiyan God Goku and Hit

Goku uses this form again during the Tournament of Power in a battle against Dyspo and K'nsi while teaming up with Hit after seeing him struggle. Afterward, when Goku was measuring Jiren's power, he briefly transformed to Super Saiyan God, though all his blows were blocked by Jiren using just one finger. The transformation saw yet another use when Goku took on both Kale and Caulifla and proved powerful enough to allow Goku to be in control of their battle, even though Kale had just perfected her berserker state, making her even more powerful. The difference in power was so great that Goku, while not fully powered up, could resist a close-range full power blast from Kale's controlled state with no harm whatsoever, with the Supreme Kai deeming Goku to be in a different league from them. Once the two Universe 6 Saiyans fused into Kefla, however, even the fused warriors base form was able to surprise Goku with her speed. After Agnilasa is born and starts attacking Team Universe 7, Goku uses this form before ascending to Super Saiyan Blue again.

Super Saiyan God Vegeta in Broly

In Dragon Ball Super: Broly, Vegeta uses the Super Saiyan God form to easily dispatch base Broly after his Super Saiyan form is overwhelmed. However, once Broly achieves his Wrath State, he quickly overwhelms Vegeta, although the latter still survives with only minor injuries from Broly's attacks. Goku shows greater power and skill by being able to fight reasonably even with Broly and even restrain him up until Broly further powers up in his Wrathful form, at which point Broly easily overpowers and badly beats Goku, although he quickly regains consciousness and stands up, albeit with difficulty. Realizing he needs more strength, Goku transforms into a Super Saiyan Blue.

Later, during the first conflict against Moro on New Namek, Vegeta resorted to use this form when the regular Super Saiyan and Super Saiyan 2 forms proved unable to make headway through Moro's telekinetic powers. Vegeta was able to easily steer clear through Moro's special moves at the same time dispelling his various psychic throw attacks, quickly closing the distance between them to land some good blows forcing the wizard to retreat and employ his magic to manipulate the planet's life energy, sending it towards Vegeta to overwhelm and catch him off-guard. Still Vegeta was able to easily sustain some damage and withstand the pressure long enough to make Moro talk, seconds later Vegeta powers up even further again, tilting the tide in his favor once more.

While facing a horde of Galactic Patrol Prisoners, Perfected Super Saiyan Blue Goku and Vegeta revert to Super Saiyan God when Moro starts to absorb their energy. Goku attempts to charge Moro, but is reverted to Super Saiyan 3 by Moro and punched away by Saganbo. Vegeta, whose strength is also being sapped, begins to struggle and reverts to normal.

During a sparring match with Merus to gauge his power, Goku relentlessly attacks the Galactic Patrolman but is unable to land a blow, even as a Super Saiyan 3, due to the agent being an angel and a user of Ultra Instinct. Annoyed, Goku upscales to Super Saiyan God and his increased power causes the training room to start breaking apart, forcing Goku and Merus to stop the session.

During the Granolah the Survivor Saga, Goku uses Super Saiyan God to combat a clone of the titular antagonist, Granolah. The Saiyan also uses Ultra Instinct in conjunction with the form to keep up with the clone's incredible assault. Vegeta surmises that combining Ultra Instinct with a Super Saiyan form increases its accuracy and effectiveness. However, Granolah lands a Pressure Point Attack that cripples Goku and drops him out of his God state.

Super Saiyan God Xeno Trunks with the Key Sword

Goku uses this form in Super Dragon Ball Heroes. In the manga, he utilizes it alongside Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta in order to knock down the Evil Saiyan Cumber, the sight of the form causing him to destroy his restraints. Oolong also shape-shifts into Super Saiyan God Goku briefly to distract Cumber. In the anime, he uses it to fight the unrestrained base Cumber one-on-one, but is eventually defeated. In the manga version of the Universal Conflict Saga, Goku uses this form to fight Hearts while Vegeta uses it against Oren.

In the Dark King Mechikabura Saga, Xeno Trunks uses this form to fight Time Power Unleashed Mechikabura and Ultimate Evolution Fin.

In the manga version of the New Space-Time War Saga, Xeno Trunks uses this form to defend Goku and Xeno Goku from Fu's attack.

Variations and advanced levels

Saiyan beyond God Goku in the Resurrection ‘F’ manga

  • Super Saiyan - In the movie and anime, Goku displays the ability to utilize the Super Saiyan God power in his Super Saiyan form following his battle with Beerus.
  • Saiyan beyond God - The result of a Saiyan becoming able to use the raw might of Super Saiyan God without having to transform into the form itself.

Hybrid forms

Game Variations

Super Saiyan God Giblet (Dark Ki Third Stage) in Dragon Ball Legends

Video Game Appearances

Super Saiyan God Goku in Super Dragon Ball Heroes

Xeno Trunks as a Super Saiyan God

In Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Vegeta's profile in Dragon Ball Fusions, it is said that Vegeta became a Super Saiyan God.

In Dragon Ball Xenoverse, Super Saiyan God Goku is a playable character.

"A new wish you can make at the Dragon Ball Pedestal has been added. Summon Shenron to find out what it is..."
Version 1.17.00 New Shenron Wish Description in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

In Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, Super Saiyan God Vegeta is a playable character in Ultra Pack 1. As part of the 1.17.00 Update DLC, the Future Warrior of any race is informed that a new wish can be made by summoning Shenron. This new wish is "I want to become a Super Saiyan God!"

"Strengthen the bonds you have with five Saiyans. Once your heart is one with theirs, you will gain the legendary power of a Saiyan god... I have granted your wish."
Shenron after making the wish "I want to become a Super Saiyan God!" in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

Shenron tells the Future Warrior to strengthen their bonds with five Saiyans and once their heart is one with theirs, they will gain the legendary power of a Saiyan god. After the wish is completed, the Future Warrior will receive instructions on how to acquire the Super Saiyan God Awoken Skill.

"The Saiyan-exclusive Awoken Skill "Super Saiyan God" can be acquired by any race by speaking with the instructor Beerus with five specific instructors at max Friendship."
Version 1.17.00 Super Saiyan God description in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

To receive the Saiyan-exclusive Super Saiyan God Awoken Skill, the Future Warrior must have achieved max Friendship with five specific Patroller Academy Instructors, Goku, Vegeta, Gohan (Adult) & Videl, Gotenks, and Pan. Then they must talk to Patroller Academy Instructor to receive the Awoken Skill. While Saiyan-exclusive, the skill itself can be obtained by a Future Warrior of any race.

"It looks like you're ready. My patience has finally paid off, then. I never thought I'd see the day when you could actually become a Super Saiyan God. Let's have you put that power to the test, shall we? Fail to keep me entertained and, well... I'm not called the God of Destruction for nothing."
Beerus' response to the Future Warrior achieving Super Saiyan God in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

The Future Warrior will receive the Awoken Skill just by talking with Beerus and no Super Saiyan God ritual is actually shown.

"Channel godlike energy and gain strength that transcends mortal abilities! Your normal attacks are boosted greatly while in this form!"
Super Saiyan God (Female) & Super Saiyan God (Male) Awoken Skill description in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

Future Warrior using the Super Saiyan God (Female) Awoken Skill in Xenoverse 2

The Super Saiyan God Awoken Skill name differs depending upon the Saiyan Future Warrior's gender with female Saiyans utilizing Super Saiyan God (Female) while male Saiyans utilize Super Saiyan God (Male).

In Dragon Ball Heroes, Goku and Vegeta: BR both have cards using the form. Xeno Trunks is able to become a Super Saiyan God from UM11, making him the first Saiyan-Earthling hybrid to acquire the form.

Giblet as a Super Saiyan God

In Dragon Ball Legends, the Ancient Saiyan twins Giblet and the amnesic Shallot have a strong reaction to the sight of present Goku's Super Saiyan God form during the Tournament of Time. Giblet is enraged due to believing the form to be unworthy of modern Saiyans whom he refers to as possessing the "blood of the tainted" due to them being descended from the Evil Ancient Saiyans who historically wiped out Shallot and Giblet's Saiyan subspecies. Shallot notes that the form means something to him but can't remember due to his amnesia. Shallot dubs it that Red-haired Saiyan form before he learns its actual name. Despite having just fought Giblet in his Super Saiyan 3 form, Shallot fights alongside Super Saiyan God Goku to see the power of the form.

Shallot as a Super Saiyan God

Shallot (DBL00-01) can acquire his Super Saiyan God form after being sent by Whis in a quest to train his normal form and collect five pure-hearted and righteous Saiyans which resulted in Shallot achieving the Super Saiyan God form. When in his Super Saiyan God form, the fur on Shallot's tail turns the same red color as his hair. Additionally in his Super Saiyan form, Shallot's Special Quirk Skill Arts changes to Wild Blitz. Giblet, Shallot's twin brother, is also shown to have achieved the Super Saiyan God form through unknown means. Shallot regains some of his memories and it is revealed that in their era, Shallot and Giblet promised each other to achieve the form so they could defeat the Evil Ancient Saiyans, seeing themselves as its rightful successors due to possessing the blood of the Original Super Saiyan God. At first it seems Giblet's Super Saiyan God form is stronger than Shallot's, however after learning Giblet's genocidal goal of killing all the Saiyans due to all modern Saiyans being tainted by the blood of the Evil Saiyans responsible for the extinction of the Super Saiyan God subspecies that they belong to, Shallot is able to fight with Giblet evenly. Unfortunately something causes them both to feel intense pain causing both to fall out of the form. Later it is revealed this was due to the Twin's fragments of the Omnificence Crystal resonating as a result of their fight. Beerus later fights Super Saiyan God Shallot to test his power. At first it seems that his form is weaker than Goku's was when he first achieved it, though Super Saiyan God Shallot is able to catch him off guard, with his ability to increase the intensity of his attacks. Eventually Beerus starts enjoying himself and Whis is forced to intervene, less Beerus get into one of his moods and cause trouble. Beerus agrees and Shallot is forced to back down, realizing the pointlessness of dying during a sparring match. After being further empowered by the Mastermind, Giblet can utilize a corrupted variant that combines his Super Saiyan God form with Dark Ki 3rd Stage resulting in the first corrupted variant of the Super Saiyan God form. However Shallot is able to overpower his brother utilizing his Super Saiyan God form, though this plays right into the Mastermind's plan, as doing so leads the completion of the Omnificence Crystal, a failed prototype Super Dragon Ball that the Mastermind, who reveals his true identity as Zahha had sought to complete due to its power to grant any wish as long as it is supplied with enough energy. In Part 11, it is revealed that after Giblet had been freed of the Dark Ki, he trained in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber so he could get strong enough to support his brother, having learned since his failure to defeat Shallot. In Part 12, the battle scarred Giblet (as a result of his battle with Shallot, he gained a scar on his right cheek where Shallot had punched him) is playable in his Super Saiyan God form during certain story missions (where he is deployed as a guest character). Both Shallot and Giblet utilize their Super Saiyan God forms to fight Zahha's ally Golden Frieza and thanks to there unspoken coordination due to being twins who have trained together since they could walk, are more than a match for him to the point Frieza resorts to trying to make Shallot question his trust in Giblet by pointing out that the Dark Ki only amplifies existing negative emotions such as hatred and jealousy, thus deep down Giblet's hatred for Shallot and the descendants of the modern Saiyans was genuine. However Giblet doesn't deny it and admits that he did try and kill his brother, but being defeated made him realize he and Shallot had become as strong as they did because of each other, and has resolved to once again fight by his brother's side. Ultimately they're combined might forces Frieza to retreat using the portal to the dimension Zahha is currently using as the base for the Mastermind's group. Giblet also utilizes the form against Syn Shenron, due to Shallot being exhausted from his rematch with Nuova Shenron.

In World Mission, Beat can utilize the Super Saiyan God forms of any Saiyan race Avatar (type or gender) after achieving God Class via a wish to Super Shenron. Note reaches God Class upon reaching Bond Lvl 50. Their Super Saiyan God forms are permanent as long as they remain in God Class (Beat and Note can lose it if they upgrade to Super God Class, Beat can also lose it if he changes race which causes his Avatar to lose all class upgrades). As a Hybrid Saiyan descendant of Goku and Chi-Chi, Beat as a Hybrid Saiyan descendant of Goku and Chi-Chi, he is able to achieve his Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan form in a manner akin to the Super Saiyan God ritual though in his case he receives energy from his seven Earthling Dragon Ball Heroes teammates Note, Froze, Kagyu, Kabra, Chamel, Zen, and Nim.

Although not fully featured in Dragon Ball FighterZ, the Super Saiyan God form briefly appears in the Dramatic Finish between Goku and Beerus. Goku briefly regains the form and dispels Beerus' Sphere of Destruction before it can hit the Earth. "Super Saiyan God" is also an obtainable rank title for online players.

In Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, Whis summons the Goku and Vegeta of Kakarot main timeline (which has been slightly altered due to the presence of Towa and the core of Mira who are trying to restore Mira's body after his body was destroyed while fighting the Time Patrol in the altered timeline of Age 774 in Xenoverse) to Beerus' Planet for training, as Beerus wishes to test his strength against them. Since these versions of Goku and Vegeta never experienced the events of the God of Destruction Beerus Saga, they achieve their Super Saiyan God forms after training under Whis. Goku or Vegeta will train with Whis (which allows them to access their various transformations if they hadn't yet unlocked them in the main story), once Vegeta has achieved Super Saiyan 2 he will eventually be given the opportunity to become a Super Saiyan God, with Whis summoning Goku, Gohan, Goten, Trunks, Future Trunks, perform the Super Saiyan God ritual with Vegeta to unlock his Super Saiyan God form, before allowing him to test his divine power against Beerus. At the end of Vegeta's own Battle of Gods with Beerus, he will perform God Heat Flash. However Beerus emerges unharmed by the attack before defeating Super Saiyan God Vegeta. Similarly once Goku has achieved Super Saiyan 3 he will being given the opportunity to become a Super Saiyan God, with Whis summoning Vegeta, Future Trunks, Trunks, Goten, and Gohan to perform the Super Saiyan God ritual with Goku. Goku then tests his newfound power against Beerus, with him using Limit Breaker Kamehameha, though like in Battle of Gods Beerus defeats Goku.

Trivia

  • In an interview, Akira Toriyama states the power differences between the Battle of Gods characters. Super Saiyan God Goku is about a "6", Beerus a "10", and Whis about a "15".[20]
  • The original design of the Super Saiyan God have him wearing a cape,[9] and the original Super Saiyan God fighting evil Saiyans on Planet Vegeta are very similar to the Guardian of Planet Vegeta (god wearing a cape) wanting to destroy the Saiyans because of their evil behavior as described in King Kai's story about the destruction of Planet Vegeta.[23]
    • However in Dragon Ball Legends, both Shallot and Giblet note that the Super Saiyan God subspecies only sought to defeat the Evil Saiyans and restore the true Saiyan way. Giblet later seemingly decides that was the reason why their kind knew nothing but failure as Saiyans being a warrior race will keep fighting and resolves to kill all the modern Saiyans and Shallot due to his weakness, in order to rewrite their history of defeat. This indicates the Super Saiyan God subspecies are similar to Goku in that they did not seek to commit genocide against the Evil Ancient Saiyans (presumably recognizing their potential for good like Shallot's modern Saiyan allies, such as his mentor Nappa who becomes a better person as a result of his experiences during the Tournament of Time, similar to the various incarnations of Vegeta).
    • While working under the Mastermind, Giblet is shocked and disgusted to learn that a modern Saiyan like Goku had achieved the form, due to his biased opinion of the Evil Ancient Saiyans and their modern progeny whom he refers to as the "blood of the tainted", believing only members of the Super Saiyan God subspecies are worthy of the form (despite his desire to kill Shallot, he does not seem to have an issue with Shallot achieving the form). Additionally both Shallot and Giblet see the form as their birthright due to their blood relation to the original Super Saiyan God.
  • The form's slim, thin young physique could be noted as similar to that of most other deity characters in the franchise, as most of these characters, like Beerus and Shin, are consistently portrayed with slim, taller and thin physiques and narrow musculature, rather than burly or muscular like most big characters like Jiren.
  • Frieza mentions the Super Saiyan God transformation at one point in the 2014 manga Dragon Ball Minus, which is surprising as even the Saiyan Prince Vegeta was originally unaware of the form's existence.[24]
  • In the Xenoverse series, due to Goku's short time as a Super Saiyan God and retaining its power in the God of Destruction Saga, he became immune to Demigra's Dark Magic, as the villain's evil magic does not work on deities. According to God of Destruction Beerus from one of the Parallel Quests, the Future Warriors can unlock certain powers of Super Saiyan God (skills from defeating Super Saiyan God Goku). In Ultra Pack 1 of Xenoverse 2, the Future Warrior 2 can obtain Vegeta’s Super Saiyan God skills in additional Parallel Quests. However, they do not have access to transforming into its god form, yet are still besting Beerus and other deities in combat. Additionally, the Future Warrior 2 can unlock "Super Saiyan God" as a nickname for their Play Data profile.
  • In Adventure Mode of Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden, Goku is told he requires the power of a Legendary Saiyan to stop Omega Shenron's negative energy from warping time and space. Goku later learns from Grand Elder Guru that the Legendary Saiyan is simply another name for the Super Saiyan God.
    • Later Goku obtains the form with the help of Vegeta, Gohan, Goten, Trunks, and Future Trunks and fights Beerus who comes searching for the Super Saiyan God. After Omega Shenron acquires enough negative energy to create the Ultimate Minus Energy Power Ball, Beerus decides to use Omega Shenron to test Goku's Super Saiyan God power and has Whis awaken the hidden power contained in Goku and Vegeta's subconscious and the two face Beerus, Whis, and Omega Shenron in battle. This causes Goku to reacquire the Super Saiyan God form and its ki manages to seal both the Ultimate Minus Energy Power Ball and Omega Shenron's negative energy in the Ultimate Dragon Balls restoring Universe 7 to normal.
  • In the villain scenario of Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden, Goku attains the Super Saiyan God form with the help of Vegeta, Gohan, Gotenks, Nappa, and Bardock. The latter is the one responsible for telling them about this transformation and how to achieve it.[25]
  • The form was once referred to as "Super Saiyan Red" by Goten, as a reference to Super Saiyan Blue.[2]
  • Xeno Trunks received this form instead of Super Saiyan 4 because the creators couldn't decide to give the latter form purple or black hair.
  • Though Beat is revealed to be a Earthling Saiyan hybrid descendant of Goku in World Mission, he is only able to achieve Super Saiyan God through his pure Saiyan (Male or Female) Hero Avatar (who's race and type are customizable) which Beat can turn into via his Hero Switch, thus it is unclear if Beat could achieve the form in his natural Earthling Saiyan hybrid body like his mentor and fellow hybrid Xeno Trunks.
  • Though Shallot's tail fur turns the same color as his hair, the tails of Saiyan Avatars in the Dragon Ball Heroes series fur remains brown. However it should be noted that the Beat, Note, Erito, Viola, Basaku, and Forte are all Earthlings who use technology to transform into pure Saiyan game Avatars (through Dragon Ball Heroes machines in Victory Mission and the Hero Switch in World Mission) and their tail fur stays brown regardless of their form, while Shallot's tail fur is the same as his hair (as his his hair and tail fur are black in base and Rage Power-up state, while in his fur and hair are golden blonde when he is in his Super Saiyan, Super Saiyan 2, and Super Saiyan 3 forms, and red while in his Super Saiyan God form) in Dragon Ball Legends.
  • In Dragon Ball Legends, Whis states that the Super Saiyan God ritual causes the God of Saiyans, the legendary Super Saiyan God to be created in reference to story of how the original Super Saiyan God was created.[7]

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References

  1. Dragon Ball Super chapter 51, "To Each Their Own Plans"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Dragon Ball Super chapter 13, The Winning Universe Is Decided!, page 14
  3. Weekly Shōnen Jump #14, 2013
  4. Dragon Ball Xenoverse, 2015
  5. Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden, 2015
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Dragon Ball Legends, 2018
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  8. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, 2016
  9. 9.0 9.1 Tadayoshi Yamamuro interview. okstars.okwave.jp.
  10. Different SS God Color. shueisha.
  11. Cipher's tweet on the Broly anime comic
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  13. Dragon Ball Super episode 27, "The Earth Explodes?! A Decisive Kamehameha!"
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  15. Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, 2013
  16. Dragon Ball Super: Broly, 2018
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  18. OKStars Interview with Yamamuro
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  21. Dragon Ball Fusions, 2016
  22. V-Jump #4, 2013
  23. Dragon Ball Z episode 20, "Goku's Ancestors"
  24. Dragon Ball Minus: The Departure of the Fated Child
  25. Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden 3DS English: Part 9 - Z Story - Bad Guys Saga. Youtube (November 14, 2015).

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