"I have to keep my promise to him. That's why I'll surpass my limits in my own way! And Jiren, I'll beat you!"
Super Saiyan God SS Evolved (超サイヤ人ゴッドSS・進化 Sūpā Saiyajin Goddo SS・Shinka, lit. "Super Saiyan God SS・Evolution") is the power beyond Super Saiyan Blue, and as such it is an empowered state of Super Saiyan Blue.
It is an anime original transformation, with its appearance in the manga being much different from the anime incarnation of the form.
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.
The user'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 appears the same as Super Saiyan Blue, however it's hair changes to a dark blue color and it gains a new aura.
In artwork and in Super Dragon Ball Heroes this form possess the same hair color as the regular Super Saiyan Blue.
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 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.
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 Toppo, however, after a power up from having thought of his family and Cabba, Vegeta was able to outmatch the full-powered Toppo 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 Toppo's ki blasts, he also manages to overcome Toppo's Energy of Destruction by concentrating his ki into his fist and punching through it. Despite having a clear advantage over Toppo, 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 Toppo, 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, Vegeta does not achieve the same Super Saiyan God SS Evolved which he obtains in the anime. 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 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 an evolved Perfected Super Saiyan Blue. Utilizing this evolved Perfected Super Saiyan Blue he began to pressure Jiren, however Jiren simply used more of his power and easily took down Vegeta.
In the manga, 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.
In Super Dragon Ball Heroes, during the Universal Conflict Saga, Vegeta uses this form against Kamioren, overwhelming the fused entity. However he in turn is quickly beaten by Hearts 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.
In Dokkan Battle, it is named Super Saiyan God SS Evolved in its playable appearance.
- 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).
- ↑ Preview for "Body and Soul, Full Power Release! Goku and Vegeta!!"
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 Herms' translation of the tweet by Dragon Ball Super director Megumi Ishitani. Twitter (August 9, 2018).
- ↑ Battle's End and Aftermath (volume) second cover