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"Let’s say I got a taste of something called Super Saiyan God, and now I’ve learned to tap into that power on my own."
Goku explaining how he achieved the form to Frieza - Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’

Super Saiyan Blue (超サイヤ人ブルー, Sūpā Saiya-jin Burū), also known as Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan (超サイヤ人ゴッド超サイヤ人, Sūpā Saiya-jin Goddo Sūpā Saiya-jin) is an advanced Super Saiyan transformation that uses godly ki. This form can be accessed by combining the power of a god with the Super Saiyan form. This form surpasses Super Saiyan God.[2][3]

Overview

Concept and creation

For Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’, Akira Toriyama further expanded on the concept of the “Super Saiyan God” transformation featured in Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods by combining its power into that of a Super Saiyan. As the author explained it, and as Goku similarly mentions in the movie, the form is the result of a Saiyan with the power of Super Saiyan God further transforming into a Super Saiyan.

In relation to Goku, Toriyama says on Goku he made his hair light blue to express how “by overcoming a certain limit he has become both strong and tranquil, able to keep his composure in a fight”. And in regards to Vegeta he adds that he gave Vegeta black clothes because he figured that maybe Bulma had modified his combat uniform to add some slight improvements. On that note, it was constructed by the Capsule Corporation development branch under Bulma’s instructions. In an interview with Toyotaro, Akira Toriyama reveals that he was thinking about having the form be white, but then it would color-clash with the “next enemy” (Frieza), so he figured he should save it for another occasion.[4]

Appearance

"So what is this? Super Saiyan with blue hair dye?"
— Frieza commenting on the appearance of the form

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Goku moments after transforming into Super Saiyan Blue

This form is nearly identical to the first Super Saiyan form, the only differences being that the hair and irises are light blue in color and the eyes are slightly bigger; the overall body structure is thinner and somewhat taller, similar to Super Saiyan God. Super Saiyan Blue boasts a vibrant, fiery, electric blue aura, as opposed to the violent, blazing, red-orange aura from Super Saiyan God.

Usage and power

"This is a Saiyan with the power of a Super Saiyan God as a Super Saiyan."
— Goku to Frieza in Clash! Freeza vs. Son Goku! This is the Fruit of My Training!

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Vegeta displays his Super Saiyan Blue form

The form, due to the intense training and calm mind needed to acquire it, exceedingly surpasses its predecessor Super Saiyan God, and all of the other Saiyan forms.[5] Despite the form's huge upgrade in power from the original Super Saiyan God, even after training with Whis neither Goku nor Vegeta could challenge Beerus alone. This form is not powerful enough to defeat Golden Frieza at full power either, but due to Goku and Vegeta's long-time experience with the form, Super Saiyan Blue was able to outlast Golden Frieza thanks to its minimal ki output compared to his. It is stated by both Goku and Vegeta that this form requires focus and a calm mind, but in return the form gives much better ki control than the regular Super Saiyan form. Because of this form's perfect innate ki control and the calm mind required to attain it, this form can be combined with the Kaio-ken to create the Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan: Kaio-ken in the anime.

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Super Saiyan Blue Copy-Vegeta fighting against Goku

In the Dragon Ball Super manga, the form is noted to have a major flaw in its stamina. If the form is subsequently used multiple times in a row, the user will be unable to exert even 10% of their power, which explains why Vegeta was unable to easily overwhelm Hit like Goku, who saved the form, could, due to Vegeta already using the form against Cabba. Additionally, it is noted by Beerus and Whis that the power of this form at less than 10% power is less than that of a Super Saiyan God. This flaw is not discussed in as much detail in the anime, with the amount of stamina lost not being specified. However, it is strongly hinted by Goku when he started his match against Hit, when Hit asked why he was not transforming, and Goku answered him by saying that doing so requires too much stamina and that he was saving it for later.

While training on Beerus' planet, Vegeta and Goku use this transformation while sparring under the supervision of Whis. After Beerus and Champa decided to hold a tournament between Universe 6 and Universe 7 for Universe 7's Earth, Goku and Vegeta trained in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber and used this transformation while going all out for the three days spent in the room. During the tournament between Universe 6 and Universe 7, Vegeta displays this form to Kyabe while fighting. He proceeds to use the form during his battle with Hit, but fails because he could not use much of his power due to the form's stamina drawbacks. The stamina flaw seems to be over come by the time of the fight with Black and Zamasu as Vegeta drops out of the form and reassumes it after and continues fighting Goku Black.

Goku uses the form against Copy-Vegeta, who due to stealing Vegeta's powers also had access to this form.

Vegeta is shown using this transformation again against Future Trunks, as he laughed when Trunks asked Vegeta if he would transform into a Super Saiyan 3. Trunks remarked that Vegeta and Goku should easily be able to beat Goku Black. As their battle continued, Vegeta was able to easily defeat Trunks. However, the aforementioned fight against Black turned out more difficult than expected. Both Vegeta and Goku use this form while battling Goku Black, before and after he transforms into Super Saiyan Rosé. Despite their efforts, Black's improved base form (which previously fought on par with Goku's Super Saiyan 2) was easily able to withstand most of the attacks Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta dealt, and Black's transformation into Super Saiyan Rosé only made the situation more critical. After training in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber and going back to the Future, Vegeta was shown to have increased his power enough that in his Super Saiyan Blue form he managed overpower and pummel Goku Black, who was in the Super Saiyan Rosé state at the time even blocking Black's Fierce God Slicer with his bare fist.

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Super Saiyan Blue Vegito during his fight against Fusion Zamasu

Due to both Goku and Vegeta both possessing the form, their Potara fusion result, Vegito can also transform, which he does so shortly after fusing. In this form Vegito is able to fight on equal terms with the disfigured Fusion Zamasu, also gaining a slight upper hand in their fight. However, before Vegito could perform the finishing blow, this form proved to be too powerful, and also strenuous, to be maintained and ultimately defused sooner than the estimated time.

Movie Appearances

"That's right. You had no idea, did you? I've been a Super Saiyan for years. And now, I too have the power of a god."
Vegeta showing Frieza his transformation just before fighting him

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Golden Frieza vs. Super Saiyan Blue Goku

In Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’, after Goku achieves the Super Saiyan God form and absorbs its power, and Goku and Vegeta train with Whis and master their ki control, they can use this new transformation. Goku uses this transformation against Golden Frieza. He is unable to defeat the tyrant until Frieza loses stamina, but Sorbet uses his Bad Ring Laser and mortally wounds Goku.

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Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta pummeling Golden Frieza

Vegeta steps in to fight Frieza and demonstrates also being able to use this transformation, which frustrates the tyrant, after the fight he loses his Golden form. Even though he won, Vegeta takes too long to deliver the final blow, and Frieza uses this opportunity to destroy the Earth, killing everyone except those who were next to Whis. After that, Whis redoes time to three minutes prior and Super Saiyan Blue Goku kills Frieza with a Kamehameha before he could destroy the planet again.

Video game appearances

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Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Vegeta in Dragon Ball Heroes

Trivia

  • Akira Toriyama named the form "Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan" in his character designs for Goku and Vegeta.[6]
  • This is the first transformation which is referred to by two different names frequently. All video games, merchandise and guidebooks call it "Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan". While the manga version of Dragon Ball Super by Toyotaro initially calls it by this name, Whis suggests a shorter one, naming it "Super Saiyan Blue". Goku and Vegeta also refer to this form as "Super Saiyan Blue" in the Dragon Ball Super anime from the Universe 6 Saga onward.

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References

  1. Dragon Ball: Xenoverse
  2. "Beerus and Champa", 2015
  3. Dragon Ball Super episode 25 summary, 2015
  4. http://www.kanzenshuu.com/translations/dragon-ball-super-manga-vol-1-tori-toyo-interview-web-version/
  5. Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden refers to the state as the most powerful Super Saiyan form, thus surpassing all other forms in the game, including Super Saiyan 4
  6. Dragon Ball Volume ‘F’

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