Super Saiyan's are nothing short of majestic, and it's these transformations that have saved the Z-fighters time and time again. It was previously believed that a Saiyan transforms out of a need. On the contrary, a Saiyan must have the required S-Cells to make its ascent. Yamoshi, an ancient Saiyan, was the first person to achieve this feat according to Saiyan folklore. This Saiyan was so powerful that he consumed himself in a blinding rage.
Whether you play the games, watch the movies, or binge the television series, Super Saiyans have a meaningful impact on Dragon Ball. We've seen some mind-boggling Super Saiyan forms over the years. There is seemingly no limit to the number of transformations a Saiyan can have. This is ranking the 10 most epic Super Saiyans. Enjoy!
10 Super Saiyan Blue Vegito
Super Saiyan Blue, also referred to as "Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan (there is a difference between Super Saiyan God and Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan), is one of Vegito's most powerful forms.
In Dragon Ball Super, the Vegito fusion is made possible with Potara earrings. This form may be the most complex yet because unlike other forms that occur naturally, Super Saiyan Blue has extensive requirements. In addition to fusing, both users must train vigorously and absorb the powers of a god.
9 Super Saiyan Future Trunks
Trunks from the future is different from the Trunks in Dragon Balls Z's regular timeline. Future Trunks has a desparing outlook and has a lower power level. We witnessed Future Trunks' power when he defeated Mecha Frieza, and later when he tested it on Goku.
In the future, where Androids roam the Earth, Trunks is one of the few survivors (similar to the plot the Terminator movies). Dragon Ball Z kind of ripped-off the Terminator films, but the series is amazing regardless.
8 Super Saiyan Rosé Goku
Super Saiyan Rosé, or commonly referred to as "Super Saiyan Pink," made its debut appearance in the episode "Rematch with Goku Black! Enter Super Saiyan Rosé."
Super Saiyan Rosé differs in the manga since in the manga, Super Saiyan Rosé is a form of Super Saiyan God, and in the anime, Super Saiyan Rosé is the regular Super Saiyan form of Goku Black. Goku Black is Goku's evil doppelganger, who is actually Zamasu. It's confusing but a fascinating Dragon Ball form regardless.
7 Super Saiyan God Goku
Super Saiyan God appeared in both the anime and in Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, which is canon in Dragon Ball Multiverse. We saw Goku take the form of Super Saiyan God in Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods and also in the anime when it first appeared in the episode "SOS from the Future: A Dark New Enemy Appears!"
A time limit prevents Super Saiyan God from being genuinely all-powerful. Super Saiyan God is not to be confused with Super Saiyan God Blue, but there is an obvious distinction from Super Saiyan God's red hair. Interestingly enough, at one time, Super Saiyan God was going to have a cape and a hairstyle in between Super Saiyan 3 and Super Saiyan 4.
6 Super Saiyan 3 Gotenks
Not to be mistaken for Sonic the Hedgehog, a Super Saiyan 3's hair grows longer. In actuality, the person in the above photo is nothing more than a Gotenks and Trunks fusion form of Super Saiyan 3.
Together they are the youngest fusion users to achieve the rank of Super Saiyan 3. We've learned from the Dragon Ball anime that Super Saiyan 3 has its limitations. What didn't change, however, is Goten and Trunks' rambunctious personalities.
5 Super Saiyan Blue Evolved Vegeta
To get a feel for what Super Saiyan Blue Evolved is, think of an ascended Super Saiyan Blue. Similar to the Super Saiyan Second Grade, there is a noticeable increase in muscle mass associated with the Super Saiyan Blue Evolved form.
Vegeta is one of Dragon Ball's most relentless characters, and this form is totally epic. While the anime depicts Super Saiyan Blue Evolved Vegeta as a glowing Super Saiyan Blue with darker hair, the manga shows a very different form.
4 Super Saiyan 3 Goku
We won't forget the first time we saw Goku as a Super Saiyan 3 in Dragon Ball Z. Facing off against Babidi and Majin Buu, it was clear that Goku was outmatched. By turning into a Super Saiyan 3, he severely reduced his amount of time on Earth, but the transformation gave him the strength needed to delay Majin Buu.
Using Super Saiyan 3 reduces one's speed and stamina but dramatically increases attack power (what did you expect with that kind of hair?). For these reasons, Goku avoids using the Super Saiyan 3 form altogether.
3 Broly The Legendary Super Saiyan
Not to be confused with the Super Saiyan from the legends, Broly the Legendary Super Saiyan is a unique form that is more powerful than a regular Super Saiyan. Born in the same hospital as Goku, Broly laid next to him while Goku cried uncontrollably. It became ingrained in Broly (who was filled with rage), that Goku was his arch-enemy.
His father could suppress Broly's anger for a short while but couldn't contain his ultimate power. If you haven't had a chance, be sure to check the Dragon Ball Super movie, Dragon Ball Super: Broly.
2 Super Saiyan Goku
Fans heard about the Super Saiyan legend, but even with foreshadowing, many were dumbfounded to see Goku transform into a Super Saiyan for the first time. The most obvious giveaway of Goku's ascent to Super Saiyan was the title of the transformation's episode, "Transformed At Last." The creators of Dragon Ball did a heck of a job spoiling the episode, but the transformation was amazing regardless.
Prior to this transformation, a Super Saiyan was a legend about a powerful Saiyan who lived over 1,000 years ago. Goku's motivation to continue growing as a fighter has allowed him to accomplish impossible feats like the first Super Saiyan form.
1 Super Saiyan 2 Gohan
For appearing in Cell Games, which is what many consider to be the most intense moment of the Dragon Ball series, Gohan's Super Saiyan 2 transformation is the most epic Super Saiyan form in existence. A Super Saiyan 2 is identifiable by a slight change in hairstyle and electric bolts.
From watching the show, we can tell that young Super Saiyans have a proclivity for being irrational. Gohan didn't listen to his father and decided to extend his fight with Cell. This erroneous move led to his father's death and almost the end of Earth.