Super Saiyan is an advanced transformation assumed by members and hybrids of the Saiyan race with sufficient amounts of S-Cells in the Dragon Ball franchise. But even after all the prominence, it still has a handful of confusing elements that makes it a bit weirder then it should be.
Journey to super Saiya
Becoming Super Saiyan is initially considered as a major emotional milestone for Saiyans. It requires them to pass through a massive emotional turmoil before they can unlock and fully utilize their abilities. Goku had to, unfortunately, lose Krillin forever, while Vegeta was forced into a pure rage by his own self-loathing at not being able to keep up with Goku’s power level. Future Trunks saw his mentor and father figure Gohan die, and that loss fueled him. Gohan achieves the form for the first time while arguing with his father, and becomes furious at himself for never protecting himself. But then the Buu Saga got introduced which threw the idea out of whack. Kid Trunks and Goten are introduced as young prodigies, to the point where they can already go Super Saiyan by before they’re even ten years old.
The original dragon ball
The original Dragon Ball saw Goku of the same age as Trunks and Goten fighting entire armies, losing his closest friends and taking down evil kings. He went through far more trauma than both of them combined, yet apparently was never angry enough to reach Super Saiyan. It’s just weird that Goten and Kid Trunks gained a power boost in peacetime that Gohan took decades to achieve.
One of the most unique aspects of the Dragon Ball franchise is how varied styles of combat can come into action. Certain characters possess specific abilities, ones they can use to counter or defeat their opponents. But there’s really no weakness to the Super Saiyan form, giving a certain group of characters an absurd advantage as the series continues
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