Does Super Saiyan White Exist:
The acclaimed Dragon Ball franchise is about to achieve its 40th year in a popular run. Akira Toriyama came up with a paradise for anime and manga lovers with Dragon Ball. With powerful warrior protagonists and even more powerful supervillains, Dragon Ball has outdone itself time and again with more and more intriguing storylines over the years. Goku has undergone quite a several transformations throughout it all. He has achieved the famed Super Saiyan Form and unlocked new levels of the said form like Super Saiyan 2, Super Saiyan 3, Super Saiyan God, and Super Saiyan Blue. But the fans are now asking – is there a final Super Saiyan transformation? Does Akira Toriyama have something in mind to conclude Goku’s Super Saiyan Power-ups?
The idea for Goku’s hair turning white when he unlocked another ability called Ultra Instinct in the annals of Dragon Ball Super cGokuame to Toriyama after looking at a fan art made by a fan in the 1990s which showed Goku transforming into a white-haired Super Saiyan form. That idea was taken to the drawing boards and in the 2015 Dragon Ball anime movie Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection “F”, we finally saw something similar. That transformation was then made canon when in Dragon Ball Super, Goku learned Ultra Instinct, accessing the power to control and manipulate the God Ki that gave him the power of divine combat intuition. In his Ultra Instinct form, Goku’s hair turned white.
But it was not a Super Saiyan transformation. Goku’s Ultra Instinct was an ability or combat technique much similar to what Kaio-Ken is. Goku did turn white and started emanating a silver aura but it was not Super Siyan aura. So we still have not seen a Super Saiyan final form.
Dragon Ball Super also revealed the concept of the Super Saiyan Gods. Goku was the first to achieve it, using the power of six pure-blooded Saiyans to attain the power to attain God Ki. This helped him fight Beerus, the God of Destruction of Universe 7. A while later, even Vegeta attained Super Saiyan God transformation. When the God Ki is mixed with the Super Saiyan aura, Goku and Vegeta’s hair turned blue and their combat power became incredibly high. The transformation was what allowed Vegeta and Goku to merge the God Ki with their Super Saiyan transformation, which not only gave them the ability to sustain it for a longer time but also increased their powers well above the basic Super Saiyan God transformation.
Now coming to Super Saiyan White – it is merely a theory. But it is starting to look like it holds more and more water the more we think about it. Every character, even Goku, has to have a power ceiling. Sure Goku likes to keep pushing his limits – that is exactly how he achieved the Ultra Instinct ability in the first place. But there has to be a point where even Goku’s body could not contain any more power within it.
The Super Saiyan transformation does not give Goku to keep getting stronger without any cap. There has to be a boundary somewhere. Otherwise, Goku will one day become stronger than the Angels or Zeno if he keeps pushing his bodily limits to the extreme (which cannot be the case). We believe that Super Saiyan White is the epitome of power that a Super Saiyan could ever hope to achieve.
There is a high possibility that mastering Ultra Instinct is what would allow Goku to achieve this rumored Super Saiyan White form. Ultra Instinct as an ability is reserved only for the Angels and if Goku manages to master it and fuse it with his Super Saiyan Transformation, he could become stronger than all the Angels, even Whis. Goku has already shown the ability to detach himself from all emotions, focusing only on the art of Combat and the thrill of the battle, when he fought Jiren in his Ultra Instinct form. Maybe there is more to the Super Saiyan White form than what meets the eye.
Considering the Super Saiyan White forms exists, it would be prudent to start exploring the possibilities of all the power combinations it could grant Goku. When Goku mastered Ultra Instinct in the climactic fight between him and Jiren, he got a standing ovation from all the Gods of Destruction. Even Lord Beerus stood up to applaud Goku’s fighting spirit and his will to become stronger. This means that not even Gods of Destruction have achieved this power.
This could be pointing out to the fact that Goku is finally reaching a level that is not even approachable to the Gods of Destruction. The only problem with Goku’s Ultra Instinct is that he cannot sustain itself for long. Goku lost access to it at the most decisive moment in his battle with Jiren because of this. Like Super Saiyan Blue allows Goku to sustain the Super Saiyan God form for a far greater amount of time, Super Saiyan White could fill a similar role for Ultra Instinct, allowing Goku to have access to it for a longer period.
Other attributes of Super Saiyan White are even more interesting. Each milestone transformation of the Super Saiyan form translates to a massive emotional realignment within a Saiyan who manages to achieve it. The first Super Saiyan Transformation was possible because Goku decided to embrace his rage rather than overlook it. The Super Saiyan Blue transformation was a step up to the Super Saiyan God transformation. The Super Saiyan Blue transformation was possible when a Saiyan decided to no longer let his rage take over but rather the other way around. In Super Saiyan Blue, Goku and Vegeta would refine and control their emotions.
And then there is Super Saiyan White – the transformation that transcends all mortal emotional boundaries. To achieve Super Saiyan White is nigh impossible because it requires a mortal Saiyan to get into an emotional state that transcends rage and anger. It means that the Saiyan has to let go of all materialistic thoughts and concerns, focusing just on the raw element of combat and battle. Goku has already shown this ability to detach himself from all emotions when he achieved Ultra Instinct. Now only if he could combine it with his Super Saiyan transformation, it would be a true game-changer.
In the Moro arc in the Manga, Goku learned how to master Ultra Instinct and achieve the initial stage of the technique o the Gods – Ultra Instinct Sign. But that is just one step in the right direction. Goku is yet to fully tame Ultra Instinct before he can master the Super Saiyan White form if it exists for that matter.
There is another popular fan theory around the legendary Super Saiyan White form. It says that the Super Saiyan White form does not just curb emotions within the user, but also helps him sense negative emotions and killing intent of his opponent. So when Goku achieves Super Saiyan White for, he will be acting on a divinely power intuitive skill that is based on detecting how evil an opponent is. If the opponent is truly evil, the Super Saiyan White form will keep increasing Goku’s strength and power levels until his power matches that of the opponent. A Super Saiyan White will be an indomitable and invincible Guardian of the Universe and no evil shall escape its sight.
It is still a subject of intense debate that if there are any other Super Saiyan transformations beyond what is already known. Can Goku achieve any greater level of power above Ultra Instinct? Or is it all just a pipe dream?? There are a lot of unknown variables in the equation we still do not have an answer to. But anything can happen in the future of the Dragon Ball Universe. Goku achieving Super Saiyan White might sound like a far-fetched dream but give it a year and you too will side with us on our claims.
With powerful warrior protagonists and even more powerful supervillains, Dragon Ball has outdone itself time and again with more and more intriguing storylines over the years. Goku has undergone quite a several transformations throughout it all. He has achieved the famed Super Saiyan Form and unlocked new levels of the said form like Super Saiyan 2, Super Saiyan 3, Super Saiyan God, and Super Saiyan Blue. But the fans are now asking – is there a final Super Saiyan transformation?