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For the page with a similar name see The Super Saiyan.

The Super Saiyan (伝説の超サイヤ人, Densetsu no Sūpā Saiyajin; lit. "The Legendary Super Saiyan") is the three hundred eighteenth chapter of the Dragon Ball manga. This chapter's anime counterpart is the majority of the episode "Explosion of Anger".


The cover features Goku as a Super Saiyan in the foreground, with a shocked Frieza in the background.


Goku angrily grabs Frieza arm

An angry Goku grabs Frieza arm

After seeing Goku transform into a Super Saiyan, Frieza is confused, saying that Saiyans only transform into Great Apes. Goku tells Gohan to hurry and bring Piccolo back to Earth, since Kami will also die if Piccolo does. Goku says that he will return to Earth after. When Gohan asks how, Goku angrily tells him not to talk back. Although initially surprised by this, Gohan grabs Piccolo and begins to fly off, thanking his father as he does so. Frieza says that he will not let Gohan escape, but Goku steps in front of him and grabs his hand. After Goku tells him that he has done enough, Frieza manages to free his hand and jumps back in shock, wondering if Goku could be what he fears. As he flies away, Gohan realizes that what Vegeta said about a Super Saiyan was true.

An angry Super Saiyan Goku throws down the gauntlet

An angry Super Saiyan Goku throws down the gauntlet

An angry Goku powers up and charges at Frieza, punching him in the face. He follows up by slamming Frieza into the ground. Frieza quickly gets up, and sarcastically asks whether the Saiyans ever killed an innocent. Goku replies that they died because of it, but Frieza responds that they died because of him. Goku says that Frieza will die this time, but Frieza replies that Goku could not kill him even if he really were a Super Saiyan. He then blasts Goku repeatedly with Ki Blasts, which Gohan nervously sees as he flies away. Goku, however, emerges unscathed and tells Frieza that he will now show him no mercy. He then easily blasts Frieza backwards. As Frieza recovers in midair, Goku smirks.






Volume 27: The Super Saiyan
The Great Genki-Dama · The Last Chance · The Galaxy Strikes Back · Life or Death · The Super Saiyan · The Tables Turn · The End of Namek? · Maximum Desperation · Two Warriors, One Finish · The Two Wishes · The Quiet, Fierce Battle · Son Goku Quits