Warning: Contains a preview for chapter #96 of Dragon Ball Super A preview for the upcoming new chapter of Super Dragon Ball reveal the secret behind Piccolo’s incredible new transformation, small oranges: Magical. It seems that the immense power Piccolo received from Shenron is based on the same power behind Goku and Vegeta’s recent transformations, the energy of the gods.
As always, the official Dragon Ball website has given fans a brief preview of the upcoming chapter #96 of Dragon Ball Super, sharing eight pages of unfinished storyboard by artist Toyotarou. In this preview (longer than usual), Piccolo shows off his new transformation, granted by a wish from Shenron, called Orange Piccolo. According to a translation provided by @SupaChronicles on X, Piccolo now possesses God Ki, the supreme form of vital energy that is usually the prerogative of the gods in the Dragon Ball universe.
Orange Piccolo has unlocked his God Ki
According to the translation, this is confirmed by the fact that Trunks and Gohan can no longer sense Piccolo’s ki, because only Gok Ki owners can sense it. This detail is absent from the movie Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, where Orange Piccolo first appeared in the same scene that the manga is currently adapting. Fans have been speculating for some time about the true nature of Piccolo’s impressive power-ups, and the reveal also confirms that Namekian is finally on par with Goku and Vegeta, who have fine-tuned the game. using God Ki since the beginning of the world. sequel — or at least he’s following their same path.
Piccolo’s power-ups come from a gift he expressed to Shenron, who unlocked his latent potential (granting Piccolo Potentially Unleash) but also added “a little something extra”. fig” leads to the orange Piccolo. That “extra” remains a mystery to this day, but it makes perfect sense that Shenron, who was created by a god (Kami) could unlock someone’s God Ki. This will also quell some fans’ criticism of the way Piccolo obtained his powers, as simply granting a wish seems too easy and unwarranted. However, if Shenron actually unlocks God Ki in Piccolo, that means he always has it inside of him, possibly because he merged with Kami.
Dragon Ball Super finally proves Piccolo’s power
This extra detail proves that the current Superhero installment of the Dragon Ball Super manga, despite criticism that it’s simply a movie adaptation, still has some surprises in store. Hopefully this means that the upcoming Gohan Beast transformation will also receive a detailed explanation in the manga. Currently, fans of Super Dragon Ball would certainly appreciate the revelation about small oranges and the fact that their favorite Namekian is now on par with Goku and Vegeta, God Ki.
Source: Dragon Ball official website; @SupaChronicles.