"CELL! Once again you have taken for granted the powers of a true Saiyan warrior!"
Final Flash (ファイナルフラッシュ) is an energy wave attack used by Vegeta. It is one of his most powerful signature attacks, along with Galick Gun and Big Bang Attack. In order to perform this technique, Vegeta draws his hands back and gathers up his energy. Then, he thrusts his palms forward and discharges a massive golden beam of energy towards his opponent.
The Final Flash is first used by Vegeta during his battle against Cell. Though Perfect Cell is significantly more powerful, the incredible amount of energy that Vegeta puts into the attack, reflected by significant charge time, obliterates the top half of the overconfident Bio-Android. Cell taunts Vegeta by standing still, implying that he will take the blast's full force. Sensing the danger only at the last second, Cell attempts to dodge the beam as the destructive energy disintegrates the ground on which he stands and continues off into deep space. When the dust clears, Cell has lost half of his upper torso. Despite this and to Vegeta's surprise, Cell is able to regenerate himself, shocked that the attack was actually able to damage him, and continues the fight.
Vegeta uses the Final Flash to kill Dr. Raichi in the OVA Dragon Ball Z Gaiden: Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans. Later, when Vegeta uses the Final Flash to destroy Hatchiyack along with the other Z Fighters, he is shown charging it normally, but when he fires it, he is seen doing it with one hand (in a similar manner to the Maximum Flasher).
Only in the anime, Vegeta uses the Final Flash against the Cell Jr. he is fighting against, but the attack is easily dispatched. In this instance, Vegeta spends only a few seconds charging up the attack rather than the several minutes used against Perfect Cell (presumably due to the desperate situation at hand), which could explain why the Cell Jr. manages to effortlessly deflect an attack that Perfect Cell himself was previously unable to dodge or defend himself against.
Vegeta later uses blasts similar to the Final Flash against Kid Buu while buying time for Goku. Goku also uses a very similar move against Kid Buu while fighting in his Super Saiyan 2 form in an anime filler sequence.
Baby Vegeta uses it against Goku on Earth, but Goku avoids it. He also uses the Final Flash twice during his battle against Uub: first on Trunks, Goten, and Gohan, considering them now useless, and then against Uub, in which an Energy Struggle ensues and Baby eventually wins. When Baby Vegeta uses this attack, he shouts "Big Bang Attack!" and the energy wave is pink in color.
While in his Super Saiyan 4 state, Vegeta uses a blue/green Final Flash against Omega Shenron, along with Goku's 10x Kamehameha hitting the Shadow Dragon at the same time, but to no avail. This blue/green Final Flash is named Final Shine Attack in the Budokai series.
Appearances in games
The Final Flash appears in several video games, including the Gokuden series, the Butōden series, Dragon Ball Z Arcade, Dragon Ball Z 2: Super Battle, Dragon Ball Z: The Legend, the Budokai series, the Supersonic Warriors series, the Budokai Tenkaichi series, Super Dragon Ball Z, the Raging Blast games, Dragon Ball Heroes, Dragon Ball: Zenkai Battle Royale, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z, and J-Stars Victory Vs.
In Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2, when Super Vegeta performs the Final Flash, it has the original yellow color, yet when Super Saiyan 2 or Super Saiyan 3, it is charged and fired in a blueish color. When Gogeta uses it in Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi, it is blue/green.
Due to his misnaming of the technique, Baby Vegeta's Final Flash has been renamed as Big Bang Attack in Dragon Ball Heroes, where it is charged like a Final Flash but fired an Energy Sphere. However, when Super Baby Vegeta uses the attack, it is still called Final Flash and appears as an Energy wave.
In Dragon Ball Xenoverse, Final Flash is an Ultimate Attack that Vegeta can use. Additionally, it is usable by the Future Warrior if they complete Vegeta's training, and they can equip it as an Ultimate Move.
- Final Crash – The prototype version of the Final Flash used by Vegeta against Recoome during their battle on Namek. However, the technique does not have the strength to seriously injure Recoome. The posing for the attack is nearly identical to Vegeta's Final Flash, with the only difference being that Vegeta's fingers are splayed straight out when he thrusts his hands forward instead of being bent forward. Also, the Final Crash energy wave has a blue color.
- Super Final Flash – A more powerful version of the Final Flash. Used by Vegeta in the video game Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors.
- Z-Assist Final Flash - A variation of the Final Flash used by the Future Warrior in Dragon Ball: Xenoverse when performing the technique while Vegeta is their current Master. The Z-Assist causes Vegeta's soul (which appears as an astral projection of Vegeta performing the technique) to go into the Future Warrior's body while they're performing it increasing the power of the Warrior's Final Flash.
- Big Tree Cannon – A weaker technique used by Trunks. He uses this against Android 18 while portraying Mighty Mask with Goten during the 25th World Martial Arts Tournament, and later against Giant Bio-Broly in the movie Dragon Ball Z: Bio-Broly.
- Dark Impact – A point blank version of the Final Flash used by Majin Vegeta during his fight against Goku into Rocky Canyon.
- Final Kamehameha – The combination of Vegeta's Final Flash and Goku's Super Kamehameha, used by Vegito against Super Buu.
- God Final Flash – The most powerful version of Final Flash, used by Vegeta in his Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan form in Dragon Ball Heroes.
- Final Shine Attack – A green version of the Final Flash. It is used by Super Saiyan Vegeta with only one hand against Super 17, and later by Super Saiyan 4 Vegeta with two hands against Omega Shenron.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Dragon Ball Z Collectible Card Game, 2000
- ↑ Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Battle 22, 1995
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Dragon Ball: Xenoverse, 2015
- ↑ Dragon Ball: Xenoverse, Future Warrior: Male Voice Option 8
- ↑ Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2, 2003
- ↑ Daizenshuu 2, 1995
- ↑ Dragon Ball Z episode 184, "Cell Juniors Attack!"
- ↑ Dragon Ball Z episode 231, "Magic Ball of Buu"
- ↑ Dragon Ball Z episode 280, "Vegeta's Respect"
- ↑ Dragon Ball GT episode 1, "A Devastating Wish"
- ↑ Dragon Ball GT episode 32, "The Return of Uub"