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Broly really wasn't "the Legendary Super-Saiyajin."He's non-canon, created only for the movies. Nothing regarding his history or capabilities is relevant to any discussion outside of those specific for Movies 8, 10, and 11.
Is that how ssj is originally spelledI thought it was saiyan
Saiyajin is the correct Japanese spelling, yes. Saiya is a parody of yasai (vegetable) and jin means (people).I can understand dropping the "jin" part, since it's rather culturally specific, although the way the pronounce "Saiya" in English is incorrect (much like how for a long time, they would mispronounce Kaioken).It should be said as "sigh-yah," not "say-ya."...Wow... I can really nerd up a thread, huh? XD
I've always viewed the requirements to becoming a super saiyan as this (this is my opinion. Not necessarily what's true):To become a super saiyan, you must have a change of heart.
Saiyajin is the correct Japanese spelling, yes. Saiya is a parody of yasai (vegetable) and jin means (people).I can understand dropping the "jin" part, since it's rather culturally specific, although the way the pronounce "Saiya" in English is incorrect (much like how for a long time, they would mispronounce Kaioken).It should be said as "sigh-yah," not "say-ya."...Wow... I can really nerd up a thread, huh?
No time for intros, gotta spill it all before I forget anything else. WARNINNG: If you havent seen everything about Dragon Ball you might want to hit "Go Back" some spoilers have been spotted. I've been thinking: what is it that helps saiyan blooded humanoids reach the status of Super Saiyan? Are the feelings the answer? Is it Goku or simply another Super Saiyan tutor the common denominator? Near death experience itself is enough, or is it possible that human DNA amplifies the Saiyan DNA characteristics?It goes a little like this: First Super Saiyan ever (timeline) is Bardock after having a change of heart. His emotions (those that the rest of the saiyan warriors seem to repent and supress) are his path to achieveing the state of Super Saiyan. So, it is only logical that Goku (who as you know, shares his blood) after his headbump and subsequent change of heart also does, eventually. But what about Gohan, Goten and Trunks, those half Saiyan, half human? Evidently they have half the Saiyan blood, so naturally it should be more difficult for them to achieve such power; despite this, they seem to find a way to it much sooner than their parents, sometimes even without them (like Goten surprising Gohan while training when he says "I can get my hair to change color too"). I've been thouroughly skimming through all this options and I just can't make an answer as a whole but feel always on the verge of it. What do you think?
I've always viewed the requirements to becoming a super saiyan as this (this is my opinion. Not necessarily what's true):To become a super saiyan, you must have a change of heart.Goku, the innocent yet strong fighter, usually never would want to kill another being. He's a fighter that thirsts to improve and never wants to use his power for evil. However, as we see him face Frieza, Goku loses his mind to his rage. For the first time, he essentially has the feelings/emotions to kill Frieza and make him pay for killing his friends.Gohan followed his father's teaching step by step. Like Nia said it was basically written out for him by Goku. If you recall, Gohan turns SSJ1 by remembering all the instances he sat there and did nothing - either because he was too afraid or too powerless to help. At that moment, he vowed to himself that he wouldn't be that any more. He had that change of heart to become someone useful.Vegeta trained super hard on a distant planet trying to surpass Goku. But Vegeta's story of becoming super saiyan clearly shows it's not just about power level. There's something deeper than that. His change of heart was when he finally didn't care. He states that he just didn't care any more about trying to surpass Goku or really...anything at all. He had enough and at that moment he turned SSJ1Goten and Trunks...it's sad really. I feel like SSJ1 was just given to them otherwise they'd be useless on a power level basis.
WHAT ABOUT FUTURE TRUNKS !!! He wasn't able to go super like his kid self was automatically, he had to train and get angry enough rondeau that level!! And VEGETA was already a super saiyan before he died . So it makes no sense ! Unless the ability is a dominate trait that once a saiyan achieves it is passed down to their children allowing them to access it more easily in which case goten and trunks might have had a baby fight and got mad while fighting each other .