Fans always explain why just goku can voluntarily transform into Super Saiyan 4 in Dragon Ball GT by saying “because it’s Goku,” but Dragon ball actually solved this mystery long before he even unlocked the first form of Super Saiyan.
In chapter 151 of the Seven Dragon Balls by mangaka Akira Toriyama, Goku drinks the Super Water of the Gods to unlock his true potential at the Tower of Korin. While drinking, Goku’s face meets the image of the Great Ape, and soon after, Korin says he’s just caught a glimpse of Goku’s true power. Later, when fighting Demon King Piccolo, Goku delivered a punch that clearly involved the Great Ape’s power.
No tail needed to transform into Super Saiyan 4
In Dragon Ball GT, Super Saiyan 4 can only be obtained after the user has obtained enough Blutz Waves from the moon or celestial body to transform into a Golden Great Ape and then maintain control of himself as a Golden Great Ape. , which automatically triggers the transformation into Super Saiyan 4. But after Pan helped Golden Great Ape Goku get to Super Saiyan 4 by reminding him of a time at the beach, Goku was able to skip it completely. It’s been all about being the Golden Great Ape ever since.
The same cannot be said about Vegeta. He needs to take down with Blutz Waves all the time. Some fans think it’s because Vegeta doesn’t have a tail, but that argument doesn’t make sense since he was able to transform into the Golden Great Ape without a tail. All he needs are Blutz Waves. In episode 55 of Dragon Ball GT, Bulma theorized that the only thing initially stopping then-Baby Vegeta from transforming into Super Saiyan 4 was that his body wasn’t strong enough to withstand the transformation, not because of him. we don’t have. an original tail. The tail just makes it easier to absorb Blutz Waves. The fact that Vegeta later becomes Super Saiyan 4 is proof that this is true. So what a Saiyan really needs is enough Blutz Waves and the ability to endure physical transformation. So the real question is how can Goku completely transform when there isn’t a single celestial body that reflects enough Blutz Waves?
The Super Water of the Gods in Dragon Ball is almost the same as Blutz Waves
The only answer that makes sense is that Goku drank the Super Water of the Gods in the Dragon Balls. He already possessed the power of the Great Ape even without having to absorb any Blutz Waves. He only had to go through the whole experience the first time he became the Golden Great Ape, maintained his mind control as the Golden Great Ape, and then transformed into Super Saiyan 4. In other words. , Super Saiyan 4 basically works for goku like every other Super Saiyan transformation for every other Saiyan. No other Saiyan needs to go through extreme rage and/or hatred to transform into a Super Saiyan all the time. However, Vegeta does not experience this with Super Saiyan 4, not because he needs a tail for the sole purpose of absorbing Blutz Waves, but because he has never drunk Super Water of the Gods. While Dragon Ball GT is often criticized for its constant changes, Super Saiyan 4 is actually rooted in the classic. Dragon ball.
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