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Spirit Breaking Cannon (スピリットブレイクキャノン) is a counter rush attack used by Vegeta in his Super Saiyan Second Grade form.


First, Vegeta punches the opponent, then kicks him upwards. Then, Vegeta quickly rushes upward from below, kicking the opponent brutally in the stomach. Finally, he elbows the opponent downwards, inflicting massive damage.

The technique was performed during Super Vegeta's fight with Semi-Perfect Cell.

Appearances in games

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Spirit Breaking Cannon in Budokai 2

Spirit Breaking Cannon was named in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 and Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3. Only in Budokai Tenkaichi 2, there is an extra bit to the attack after Vegeta elbows his opponent down which involves the opponent landing on the ground followed by Vegeta charging down at them violently and delivering a devastating stomp to their midsection, inflicting a lot of damage. Vegeta then picks up the opponent by their leg and throws them away to a long distance. This extra bit was taken away in Budokai Tenkaichi 3. In the Budokai Tenkaichi games, Vegeta can also use the Spirit Breaking Cannon in his Super Saiyan 4 form.

In the Raging Blast games, the move is a counterattack and the punch at the beginning is removed.


  • In the Budokai series, several characters including Goku can perform the kick and elbow smash that are part of this attack to finish a special combo.