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Hyper Masenko (激烈魔閃, lit. Raging Fury Demon Flash) is a more powerful version of the Masenko first used by Future Gohan in his Super Saiyan form.

Overview

First, Gohan raises his hands and charges a Masenko. Then, he puts more energy into it, and fires a beam much larger than a normal Masenko, inflicting a high amount of damage. He also uses a version fired from the right arm only.

Future Gohan uses this attack during his battle with Future Android 17 and Future Android 18, as seen in one of Future Trunks' flashbacks.[3] After being knocked into rubble by 18, Future Gohan proceeds to evade her energy sphere. He then flies up into the air and fires the Hyper Masenko, stunning the Androids long enough for Future Gohan to escape and hide with Future Trunks.

Present Gohan in his base form uses the one-handed version against Super Saiyan Broly in the movie Dragon Ball Z: Broly - Second Coming, but Broly dodges it effortlessly.

Appearances in games

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Future Gohan fires the Gekiretsu Madan in Budokai Tenkachi 3

The technique is named Hyper Masenko in Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2, where it is one of Future Gohan's Super Attacks in his Super Saiyan form only fired from his right arm. This one-handed technique is called Gekiretsu Madan in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3, and Bakuretsuhō Kadan (爆裂砲火弾, lit. Exploding Gunfire Bullet) in Dragon Ball Heroes.

Under the name Gekiretsu Masendan, the technique is used by Present Gohan in Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2.

Hyper Masenko is also used in the computer game Dragon Ball Online.

"Fire a powerful Ki Wave forward! Press Control Stick while entering the command to backflip before firing."
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Skill description
DBXV2 Hyper Masenko Super Explosive Wave (Super Skill)

The Future Warrior using the Super Explosive Wave Super Skill in Xenoverse 2

The one-handed Hyper Masenko appears in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 under the name Super Explosive Wave (not to be confused with the Super Explosive Wave Evasive Skill) which is used by Future Gohan as one of his Super Skills.

"If Control Stick is held opposite the direction the character is facing, a backflip with be performed before firing a Ki Blast. The character is invulnerable during the backflip."
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Tutorial description

As part of the Masters Pack DLC, the Future Warrior (Xenoverse 2) can learn this technique by completing Future Gohan's Initiation Test. Holding the control stick opposite the direction the user is facing will cause the user to perform a backflip before firing. Interestingly, it is mistakenly referred to as Explosive Wave (again not to be confused with the Evasive Skill of the same name) in its Instructor's Super Attacks tutorial. In Xenoverse 2, it is fired one-handed by both Future Gohan and the Future Warrior.

Trivia

  • Despite it being named as a variation of the Masenko, the attack's actual kanji does not include the kō (光) kanji at the end.

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