Super Saiyan God SS Evolved (超サイヤ人ゴッドSS・進化 Sūpā Saiya-jin Goddo Sūpā Saiya-jin・Shinka), known as Blue Evolved (ブルーの進化 Burū no Shinka) is the power beyond Super Saiyan Blue, and as such it is an empowered state of Super Saiyan Blue.
Creation and concept
It is an anime original transformation, with its appearance in the manga being much different from the anime incarnation of the form.
In its appearance in the preview for its debut in the anime, Super Saiyan God SS Evolved lacked the distinct eyes it would receive with it's final look - making it appear identical to it's manga appearance.
Being a form that pushes beyond the normal Super Saiyan Blue, this form looks quite similar to its predecessor.
In the anime, the hair and eyes take on a darker coloring of royal blue as well as growing bigger and spiking outwards like Super Saiyan Second Grade. The eyes also sport visible black pupils and the aura takes on a similar coloring with a larger and denser nature to it, including light particles that display a stronger glint, similar to Ultra Instinct Sign, taking the form of four-pointed stars and a few occasionally bursting like fireworks; also, the subtle yellow glow of Super Saiyan Blue disappears completely.
Vegeta's body gains a noticeable increase in muscle mass and definition, also similar to Super Saiyan Second Grade. While powering-up, it makes the blood vessels in the user's forehead become more pronounced. Furthermore, Vegeta's armor takes on a darker blue hue than it normally has while Vegeta is in this form.
In the manga, this state retains the same amount of muscle mass as Super Saiyan Blue, but it becomes noticeably more defined. On the second cover for volume 9 of the Dragon Ball Super manga, it's hair and aura appears as a much darker blue, while in the colored manga the hair and aura change to a royal blue color like the anime.
In some artwork and in Super Dragon Ball Heroes this form possess the same hair color as the regular Super Saiyan Blue.
In Xenoverse 2, the Saiyan Future Warrior using this form has the visible black pupil eyes of the anime version of the form, but no change in musculature, reminiscent of the manga appearance of the form, retaining features shared between both such as hair color and aura. The Warrior also gains a blue outline around their body.
Usage and Power
In the anime, this form was first achieved by Vegeta during the Tournament of Power. Remembering his promise to revive Cabba and Universe 6, and desperately needing more power to battle Jiren, Vegeta broke his limits. Whis and the Grand Minister view this form as similar to Ultra Instinct Sign, stating that Vegeta unlocked it by breaking his "self-limiting shells". In this form, Vegeta concentrates a power far beyond his normal Super Saiyan Blue power within his body, gaining power about equal or greater to that of Super Saiyan Blue Kaio-ken. Despite the noticeable increase in muscle mass (similar to the Super Saiyan Second Grade), it apparently increases the user's speed, agility, and stamina as much as it does the user's strength. This form can still be taken on even if the user is low on stamina, as Vegeta was able to transform into it after using up most of his energy to defeat Top. In the manga, through frustration at Goku having surpassed him once more by tapping into Ultra Instinct, Vegeta overcame his limits and achieved this form - his uniquely styled mastery of Super Saiyan Blue. Jiren compared this form to Goku's Ultra Instinct Sign, as it proved to be the only thing aside from that state to have gained any ground against him.
Using this form against Jiren (who had revealed a hint of his true power) alongside Super Saiyan Blue Kaio-ken Goku, the two managed to have a back and forth battle with the Pride Trooper, even gaining an advantage at points - though even a Final Flash from Vegeta in this form was negated with a simple glare from Jiren. Initially even with this form, Vegeta was no match for God of Destruction Mode Top, however, after a power up from having thought of his family and Cabba, Vegeta was able to outmatch the full-powered Top whereas the likes of True Golden Frieza and Android 17 were overpowered.
Upon Vegeta gaining power from his pride, the ki of this form became so powerful that it shields Vegeta from Top's ki blasts, he also manages to overcome Top's Energy of Destruction by concentrating his ki into his fist and punching through it. Despite having a clear advantage over Top, the Pride Trooper's Energy of Destruction made it difficult for Vegeta to land a decisive blow. As a result, Vegeta decided to use his Final Explosion to ensure victory. Despite this technique having previously killed him, this form's superior power and durability allowed Vegeta to survive the after-effects of the devastating attack (albeit he was left very battered from the experience).
Taking the form once more to battle the full power Jiren, Jiren noted that he could see how Vegeta was able to beat Top, however, Vegeta was no match for Jiren, even teamed with Goku and Android 17. Shortly after a triple energy beam attack from all sides was negated by the Pride Trooper.
In the manga, when witnessing Goku breaking his limits and getting one step ahead once more, Vegeta became enraged. At the same time, he comes to realize that his nature was not suited for Autonomous Ultra Instinct. This is then supported by Whis' statements. Instead, drawing from the pride of knowing the vast majority of his growth all his life came from walking the path a lone warrior with no teachers, Vegeta accessed Blue Evolved. Utilizing Blue Evolved he began to pressure Jiren, however Jiren simply used more of his power and easily took down Vegeta.
In the Galactic Patrol Prisoner Saga, Vegeta uses this form against Moro when the latter begins using his magic power and manages to quickly overwhelm the wizard, choosing to drop out of the form after landing a blow on him. Later after mastering Spirit Control on Yardrat, Vegeta returns to Earth to battle Moro once again with Moro, having just bested Ultra Instinct-Sign-Goku. Despite the tremendous power boost Vegeta recieved through honing of his spirit, his strength in this form still proved ineffective against Moro's might. It is only after Vegeta's utilisation of Forced Spirit Fission to slowly drain Moro's stolen spirit, he starts to gradually and greatly overwhelm Moro and is able to seemingly defeat him but in the end Moro uses his magic to trick Vegeta in escaping and manages to absorb Seven-Three thereby becoming stronger than ever and quickly defeats Vegeta who crashes down to the ground, reverting to his base form.
Enraged, Vegeta transforms once again and rushes to attack Moro but this time is unable to land even a single hit on Moro, who easily evades all of his attacks and swiftly grabs Vegeta's neck in midst of their bout, thereby copying all his abilities and further proceeds to land powerful blows on Vegeta which sends him crashing down in pain, seconds later Vegeta is hit by a copy of his own Big Bang Attack from Moro and falls unconscious.
In the anime version of Dragon Ball Heroes, during the Universal Conflict Saga, Vegeta uses this form against Kamioren, overwhelming the fused entity. However he in turn is quickly pinned down to the ground by Hearts gravity press move and reverts to his base form.
Video Game Appearances
Super Saiyan God SS Evolved makes its debut appearance and is named in Super Dragon Ball Heroes, introduced in the first mission of the Universe Mission (UM1).
In Dragon Ball FighterZ, it is referenced as SS Blue (Evolved) as an attainable rank.
This technique appears in Dokkan Battle as Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta's transformation under the name Super Saiyan God SS Evolved where after a certain turn has passed, there is chance for Vegeta to Evolve beyond his Super Saiyan Blue form for the rest of the battle.
In Ultra Pack 1 of Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, the Future Warrior can obtain Super Saiyan God SS Evolved as an Awoken Skill by already obtaining the Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan transformation from Whis, be level 95 or above, and have maximum friendship with Vegeta as an instructor. Once these conditions are achieved the Future Warrior must speak with Whis. While the form gives a major stat boost, stronger than that of Super Saiyan God SS, it also drains Ki at a faster rate than its predecessor.
- This is the first Saiyan transformation Vegeta achieves for the first time on-panel in the manga.
- ↑ FighterZ ranks SS B (E). imgtc.
- ↑ SS GSS Shinka Vegeta. carddass.
- ↑ TheDevilsCorpse tweet on the form. Twitter (March 4, 2018).
- ↑ Dragon Ball Heroes
- ↑ Vegeta's new form. postimg.
- ↑ TheDevil'sCorpse's Tweet, revealing the name to be Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Evolution. Twitter (Febuary 24, 2018).
- ↑ Herms' tweet on the form name. twitter (March 9, 2018).
- ↑ Dragon Ball Super Card Game (2017)
- ↑ Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, 2016
- ↑ Cipher's tweet on V-Jump
- ↑ Preview for "Body, Soul and Power Unleashed! Goku and Vegeta!"
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 Herms' translation of the tweet by Dragon Ball Super director Megumi Ishitani. Twitter (August 9, 2018).
- ↑ Battle's End and Aftermath (volume) second cover
- ↑ Cipher's tweet on July 2020 V-Jump "Saiyan Evolution Report"