The Saiyans of Universe 6 are peaceful heroes while the Saiyans of Universe 7 are warriors and conquerors, thanks to an important conflict in their history. The origin of Goku and Vegeta’s power is tied to the warlike nature of the Universe 7 Saiyans, which explains their strength. While from a mobile game, the backstory of an ancient Saiyan named Shallot provides consistent and possibly canonical information about the history of the Saiyans.
Saiyans of Super Dragon Ball are one of the strongest races in Universe 7, even considering how few actual survivors there are, however the reason that surviving Saiyans like Goku and Vegeta are so strong stems from A tragic event completely changed the evolution of Saiyans.
Saiyans are known to exist in both Universe 6 and Universe 7, however they are very different in each universe. The Saiyans of Universe 6 are relatively peaceful people, seen as heroes and defenders of the weak – a stark departure from the reputation of Universe 7 Saiyans, where they are known as bloodthirsty warriors and conquerors, even before Frieza. Cabba explains this to Vegeta during the Universe 6 tournament, and both Saiyans momentarily wonder how their histories can differ so much. As it turns out, an explanation for this comes from Dragon Ball Legends, a mobile game featuring a main character developed by Toriyama.
A Saiyan civil war caused their history to be torn apart
In Dragon Ball Legends, the protagonist, Shallot, is identified as an Ancient Saiyan who actually lives on the Saiyans’ original home world, Planet Sadala, the same world as the Saiyans of Universe 6. Shallot’s origin states that he was part of a war against a group of evil Saiyans in that distant past, and that he had hoped to use his Super Saiyan God transformation to end the war once and for all. nice way. It seems that this war between the Saiyans is the turning point for Saiyan civilization across two universes: in Universe 7, the “evil” Saiyans won and created a culture built on on war and combat. In Universe 6, the “good” Saiyans triumphed and created a culture built on heroism and sacrifice.
One thing that is immediately obvious when comparing Universe 6 Saiyans and Universe 7 Saiyans is that Universe 7 Saiyans are outright stronger, as their Universe 6 Saiyans have never even heard of the Super Saiyan transformation. It seems that the “evil” Saiyans’ culture of warfare has caused them to evolve to become stronger, as it puts them in dangerous situations that cause their abilities to evolve more often. The origin of Goku and Vegeta’s power is directly tied to the warlike culture of the Saiyans of Universe 7, meaning their power can only survive because the “good” Saiyans lost miserably in the war. in the distant past.
While the mobile game may not seem like the best source of information, everything indicated in Dragon Ball Legends is consistent with what has been stated about Universe 6’s Saiyans, and a major conflict is established. supposedly happened that eventually caused the Saiyans of Universe 7 to leave Sadala and settle on Planet Vegeta. The fact that Shallot was designed by Toriyama and given this ancient Saiyan backstory shows that there is reason to believe it is canonical, or at least the best answer available. Hope that, Super Dragon Ball will one day confirm this information, eventually giving an explanation of the brutal Saiyan culture in Universe 7.