Facts About Legendary Super Saiyan Form:
Broly is one of the most fan-favorite supervillains in Dragon Ball. Part of the reason for his immense popularity is the Legendary Super Saiyan form. There is still so much we do not know about this transformation even though multiple movies have been released and it has been featured in the Dragon Ball Super series. Well it changes now.
1. Broly is not the first Legendary Super Saiyan
Broly is not the first Legendary Super Saiyan. The stories and legends of the Legendary Super Saiyan form have been passed down from one generation to another. It is said that ancient Saiyans, the first warriors of their race, had the power to transform into Legendary Super Saiyans. It is this power that made early Saiyans so feared throughout the cosmos. As time passed, Saiyans forgot how to transform into this form and ended up becoming weaker and weaker. The Legendary Super Saiyan form became a myth. When Goku and Vegeta unlock their Super Saiyan stage, they didn’t unlock some ability unique to them. It was just a very watered-down version of the Legendary Super Saiyan form. Broly is the first Legendary Super Saiyan to be born in a span of around 1000 years.
2. The God Form
Dragon Ball is a series with a lot of spin-offs. And the thing about Spin-Offs is, they tend to go way over-board. Not bound by the laws of the canon universe does have its own merits. And that is how Dragon Ball gave Broly his super-powerful God Form in Dragon Ball Z: The Real 4D at Super Tenkaichi Budokai. This particular Short Film realized that Goku and Vegeta are so strong that they might need a truly formidable foe to intimidate them. Broly’s God Form colloquially known as Broly God is similar in appearance to Super Saiyan 3. The only difference visually is that Broly has a greener tinge and has longer hair than Goku’s Super Saiyan 3. Broly God is ten times more powerful than Broly in his Legendary Super Saiyan form. But since it is not canon, we might not be able to see it in action any time soon in the series.
3. It is a Berserker Form
When a Saiyan undergoes the Legendary Super Saiyan transformation, they tend to lose control over their actions. This is called the Berserker Stage. And that is why the Saiyans fear Legendary Super Saiyans. Once this form is unlocked, the Saiyan goes on a rampage, killing friend and foe alike. The Berserker form is the reason Broly was cast out of his homeworld because he was not able to control his powers and was starting to go out of track.
4. It is seen as a curse
In the world of Dragon Ball, the source of all combat is Ki. The more Ki you have, the more powerful you are. Goku, Vegeta, Krillin, Gohan, Piccolo, and the rest of the Z Fighters have an immense amount of Ki. But their bodies are not generators of Ki. They are basically batteries that have a limited storage capacity post which, they will start getting exhausted. Broly on the other hand is a living power source of Ki. Being born with an endless supply of Ki, he has to expel it periodically otherwise he will just explode with all the energy. Warriors learn how to manage their Ki through training. As they hone their skills, their Ki generation and control improves. But when you are born with such amazing power, nobody can actually teach you to control it. You have to figure things out on your own. Broly never really figured out how to manage his endless Ki. That is his curse.
5. Legendary Super Saiyans develop a Split Personality
There is a reason why Legendary Super Saiyans are so feared. They have a level of power unprecedented in Saiyan history. Legendary Super Saiyans are walking weapons of mass destruction. To hold that level of power in a mortal vessel means there might be some mental strain on the Saiyan’s psyche. As a result, Legendary Super Saiyans tend to develop a split personality disorder. One prime example is Broly – who is calmer and composed when not in his Legendary Super Saiyan form. The more he unleashes his power, the angrier and more volatile he gets which is completely opposite to what Broly actually is when he is not fighting. A Legendary Super Saiyan form is thus an example of the extreme end of the personality spectrum. When not in battle, they are avatars of peace. But when pushed into combat, they can be harbingers of chaos.
6. Powerful enough to annihilate a galaxy
There have been many villains in Dragon Ball that have shown the power to take down a planet. Be it Frieza’s Death Ball that destroyed Namek and Earth or Buu’s Human Extinction Attack, the power of a supervillain is determined by the amount of chaos he or she can wreak. So if destruction is the gold standard of measurement, Broly literally takes the cake. It has been claimed that Broly has the power to destroy not just a planet but using his Legendary Super Saiyan power, he can devastate a galaxy, containing countless stars and planets. Within his hands lay the power of thousands of Death Stars. Frieza has the power to take down multiple planets at a time but Broly’s strength is on a whole new level entirely. It is a wonder how Goku managed to defeat this dude.
7. The True Final Super Saiyan Form
When Vegeta first landed on Earth to fight Goku in Dragon Ball Z, he claimed that the Ozaru or the Great Ape form in the true transformation of the Saiyan race. That was proven to be wrong later. After Goku transformed into the golden-haired Super Saiyan form, we all were led to believe that this was it – the final true Super Saiyan form. However, Vegeta again stated a theory that proved this notion wrong too. Vegeta claimed that the true Super Saiyan form is neither the Ozaru form nor the Super Saiyan form. He was either referring to the Golden Great Ape form or the now canon Legendary Super Saiyan form of Broly.
8. Has a periodic recurrence cycle
From varied sources, it has been confirmed that the Legendary Super Saiyan Form does not appear randomly. It actually happens to occur periodically. To be precise, one Legendary Super Saiyan is born every 1000 years or so. The Dragon Ball movies that featured Broly never gave us a concrete answer. But in Dragon Ball Super, we finally get it. When Kale transforms into the Legendary Super Saiyan form in Dragon Ball Super Chapter 38, Cabba states that this form was not seen in Universe 6 for a thousand years. This thus confirms the notion that the Legendary Super Saiyan form has a 1000 year periodic recurrence cycle.
9. The Final Super Saiyan Form
The Super Saiyan form has multiple levels. We have the Super Saiyan base form, Super Saiyan 2 and Super Saiyan 3. We also have Super Saiyan God and Super Saiyan Blue. But it is believed that all of these forms are baby steps a Saiyan needs to take and the true and ultimate Super Saiyan form is the Legendary Super Saiyan form. This is a form even Goku has not managed to unlock yet.
10. Using it too much is deadly to the user
The Legendary Super Saiyan form puts tremendous strain on the body of the Saiyan user. The increase in muscle mass and the enhanced Ki output can be too much for a mortal vessel to tolerate. The more you use it, the more powerful you get, and eventually, the exhaustion from the body trying to contain so much power will end up with the Legendary Super Saiyan either exploding or passing out in the middle of battle due to the enormous toll it takes on the body.