Piccolo’s Super Namekian God Transformation:
For long, the Dragon Ball Universe has solely focused on the development of Goku and Vegeta at the expense of the rest of the Z Fighters. Goku and Vegeta have immensely benefitted from the additional spotlight. They have achieved new heights of power. But the cost at which they have gained strength has been counter-productive to the franchise as a whole. Piccolo is one of the characters who paid dearly because of this strategy. Once a proud Z Fighter who could go one on one against Goku, he is now nothing more than a paperweight in Dragon Ball. Fans have started to complain and Akira Toriyama has reportedly noticed the outrage. This time, he might be planning for something with respect to Piccolo, and boy is it going to be something truly incredible!!
The Namekians are some of the most persecuted species in the history of the Dragon Ball Universe. They have been attacked and invaded by inter-galactic invaders and alien intelligence. Their planet has been rolled over and destroyed a countless number of times in the anime and manga. Very recently, the Namekians saw their newest planet – New Namek, taken over by Moro the Magician, who absorbed all the life forces of the entire Namek race and this marked the end of the Namek civilization, leaving Piccolo as the last and final Warrior Namek in the cosmos.
Because of the amount of tyranny this particular race has had to go through, it is paramount that the peace-loving Namekians finally have some respite from all the blood and gore they have had to spill over the recent decades. The Namekians need a guardian, someone who can watch over them at all times. And they need one as soon as possible.
We know that Moro will be defeated one way or the other. That is how Dragon Ball works. No matter how strong the supervillain is, Goku and Vegeta always find a way to topple the foe. This is exactly what is going to happen in Dragon Ball after the Moro saga. When Moro is finally defeated, all the energies and life forces he has absorbed to add on to his strength will be finally released. And if they aren’t, the Dragon Balls will be used to bring back everyone who died at the hands of Moro back to life. After the Namekians come back to the land of the living, they have to make a decision – they need to ensure that they will not be treated as soft targets again. They need to find a way to protect themselves.
This forms the basis of the Super Namekian God Transformation of Piccolo. In a quest to find a savior, the Namek race will look to Piccolo for guidance. Piccolo being the strongest Namekian that ever existed in the history of the Dragon Ball Multi-Verse, will be chosen as their guardian angel. But that is not enough. The mantle of the Guardian of Namek must also come with a crazy power-up. Piccolo is not nearly as strong as Goku or Vegeta to protect the Namekian Race. He needs some extra juice to finish that race. There is also the fact that the Namekians will not like to ever become cannon fodder to another invader. They need Piccolo to be crazily strong.
And hence, Piccolo will be granted a transformation – the Super Namekian God Transformation. The term sounds very similar to Super Saiyan God for various reasons. The Super Saiyan God was the guardian of the Saiyans. He held a power that rivaled even that of the God of Destruction of Universe 7 – Lord Beerus. Goku and Vegeta have both accessed the power of a Super Saiyan God.
In fact, they have transcended it. If a barbaric and savage race like the Saiyans were advanced enough to unlock the power of a Super Saiyan God and had intricate knowledge of the skills required to generate and manipulate Godly Ki, why couldn’t the peaceful and relatively way more advanced Namekian Race, that also has a unique warrior culture and ancient history of their own, do the same?
There are umpteen numbers of ways Piccolo could conquer the mantle of the Super Namekian God. First, there is the fact that Namekians are known to use the ability to fuse together. They do not need Potara earrings or the Fusion Dance to do the same. They have an innate ability to absorb one of their own into them-selves. That is how Piccolo absorbed Nail and gained a huge power boost.
In the Tournament of Power saga, we see two Namekians from an alternate Universe – Universe 6, participate in the tournament. The Universe 6 Namekian duo had absorbed not just one or two but the entire race of Namek into them-selves. As a result, they were both as strong as the entire Namekian Civilization, holding the power of an entire planet within their veins. The Universe 6 Nameks were still not strong enough to defeat Piccolo though who managed to turn the tables against them.
If Piccolo alone is strong enough to defeat the power of an entire alternate universe Namekian race, then it indicates that the Universe 7 Nameks are simply way more gifted in terms of strength and power than Universe 6 Nameks. This assumption could be held as true when you take into account the fact that Universe 6 Saiyans are said to hold way more potential than Universe 7 Saiyans, as proven during the Tournament of Power arc. So if a single Warrior Namekian was able to match the power of an entire Universe 6 Namekian race, then imagine the level of power Piccolo could hold if he decided to merge with all of the Universe 7 Namekians.
One more plausible way Piccolo could attain this power is just by absorbing all the energies that Moro has absorbed till now. Moro’s innate ability to steal power from entire planets at a swing and use it to make him-self stronger is how countless civilizations, including New Namek, perished. If Piccolo ended up absorbing all the energy somehow, he would gain enough power to rival Goku and Vegeta. And since he would then be powered by the entire Namekian life force now that would reside within him, he would be like an entire civilization walking on two legs. That way, he would never have to worry about the safety of his people since all of them would reside within him.
It is indeed an interesting theory. It does have its loopholes though and we are not denying anyone of them. But we are also under the impression that Piccolo is one of Dragon Ball’s greatest characters and the way he has been mistreated ever since Vegeta came into the fold ins not justifiable. He desperately needs something to steal back his thunder again. Goku has already achieved Ultra Instinct Sign and is on a path to master the technique. Vegeta will probably come back with additional abilities granted by Spirit Control. Piccolo needs something to even the odds. The Super Namekian God transformation may sound far-fetched but for the Dragon Ball fans that have idolized Piccolo and consider him as a fan-favorite character, even this long-shot of a theory is music to their ears.
The last Dragon Ball arc to have been featured in the Manga is the Galactic Patrol Prisoner Saga. Released in the year 2018, the Manga is still on-going and again sees the Dragon Ball Universe in grave danger from an ancient enemy that has broken free of its prison. The official synopsis for the arc reads:
Galactic Patrol Kidnapping. Following the ordeal surrounding Broly, Goku trains with Vegeta in the Gravity Training Room. … Vegeta asks why he needs Buu and Merus explains that a dangerous criminal has broken free of the Galactic Prison and in order to recapture him they need the assistance of the Grand Supreme Kai.