- 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".
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 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.