"Look at this color. Is it not beautiful? If I were to give it a name matching your tastes, it would be... Rosé. Yes... 'Super Saiyan Rosé.'"
Concept and creation
The Super Saiyan Rosé form was created by author Akira Toriyama uniquely for Goku Black, though he simply referred to it as a "Super Saiyan of a slightly different color than Goku."
The form has many similarities with the Super Saiyan and Super Saiyan Blue forms. However, the hair is light pink in color with pure-white highlights, the eyebrows are light pink, and the eyes turn light gray although they appear light pink through the form's aura. The aura is dark red on the outside, transitioning into a more pink-ish color on the inside, the clothing gains a purple hue, and the user has a dark purple glow around their body. The form is also mostly depicted with a single loose strand of hair when compared to Goku's Super Saiyan hairstyle. Usage of this form also appears to greatly augment Black's techniques, including his Super Black Kamehameha and his signature Aura Slide, allowing him to extend it into various more elaborate shapes. His other techniques also change their usual appearance to match the form's.
The form utilizes god ki, as unlike Goku Black's normal Super Saiyan form this state is noted by him to place him on a level above mortals. The God ki that Black uses to achieve this transformation is his own from when he was Zamasu. Akira Toriyama's notes for the form seem to indicate that this state is simply the Super Saiyan Blue state with pink hair.
Usage and Power
Black first revealed Super Saiyan Rosé in his battle against Vegeta, Goku, and Trunks. Black fought against Vegeta as a Super Saiyan Blue and completely overpowered him. He then fought against Goku when he was transformed as a Super Saiyan Blue where Goku was able to hold his own but Black used his energy blade to pressure Goku. Once his ally Zamasu held down Goku and Trunks long enough, Black was able to take them both down with a single blast of the Black Kamehameha, to which the Saiyans barely survived. Black later shows off this form to Future Zamasu, to show that he doesn't need immortality and his strength is already satisfying.
Fusion Zamasu possessed a permanent Super Saiyan Rosé state, due to Black having remained in his Super Saiyan Rosé form when he underwent Potara Fusion with Future Zamasu. However, Fusion Zamasu's Super Saiyan Rosé state possesses white hair, inherited from Future Zamasu.
Under any normal circumstances, living with a permanent power up of this magnitude, would be incredibly stressful and would drastically shorten one's lifespan. Due to Future Zamasu's immortality, this problem may be nonexistent; however, it is not confirmed. After the fusion, Zamasu's body does not regenerate in the same way it used to, due to Black's body not being immortal.
Goku Black can use this form in Dragon Ball Heroes. He can also use this form in an update for Dragon Ball Fusions, and his EX-Fusion with Broly - Karoly Black - utilizes a hybrid Legendary Super Saiyan/Super Saiyan Rosé form.Super Saiyan Rosé Goku Black is also playable in Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle.
- Black named his form "Rosé" after the color of his hair, following the naming sense of Super Saiyan Blue. The fandom frequently uses the name "Super Saiyan Rose", which is merely the product of an early mistranslation. "Rosé" is also the name of a French wine, making it follow the god name puns as well. It may also be derived from "Black Rose" a term for death.
- The form and its overall features were revealed to the world before it made its initial appearance in the anime due to a merchandise leak on Amazon Japan.
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- ↑ http://vjump.shueisha.co.jp/news/20160920_01.html