Super Saiyan Power! (超サイヤ人パワー！ Sūpā Saiya-jin Pawā!) is an ability where a Saiyan in their base form can utilize their Super Saiyan power without actually turning into a Super Saiyan.
The user powers up, gaining a golden aura and Super Saiyan-like hair without actually transforming into the state.
When aiding Gohan with the Father-Son Kamehameha in the manga, Goku appears with black Super Saiyan hair. In the anime, Goku uses this technique when confronting Frieza, Cell, King Cold and the Ginyu Force in Hell. He uses the power to defeat the Ginyu Force and prepares to fight Cell until Pikkon attacks and defeats Cell in a few hits.
Later, in Dragon Ball GT, Goku uses this power-up when starting his fight against Frieza and Cell in Hell. During the battle with Naturon Shenron, Goku briefly uses Super Saiyan Power! while talking to Naturon before transforming to Super Saiyan 4.
In Dragon Ball Super: Broly, when finding he is outmatched by Broly when the two are in their base forms, Vegeta channels some of his Super Saiyan power prior to fully taking on the transformation - giving him a golden outline and allowing him to overwhelm Broly.
Video Game Appearances
"Super Saiyan Power" was named for this kind of ability to transform to two different forms in Dragon Ball Heroes. It is usable by both adult Goku and GT Goku. The ability makes it that, if Goku transforms into Super Saiyan on the second turn after a Kamehameha, his power is +2000, or +5000 if it is greatly successful, transforming him into Super Saiyan 2.
Goku appears with black Super Saiyan 2 hair on the cover of Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden's demo version.
- The appearance of this ability is actually the result of an animation error during production. Originally, Goku was intended to actually turn into a Super Saiyan when fighting the Ginyu Force and Cell, as indicated by the trailer for "Warriors of the Dead". However, this was changed to have him fight in base form, due to it ruining his not exposing the Super Saiyan form to Pikkon until their match later in the Other World Saga otherwise. As a result, they changed the hair color to black, yet left it in the Super Saiyan style and retained the golden aura since it was too late in production to reanimate the scene.