Super Saiyan God doesn’t require a ritual (& Vegeta in Dragon Ball Super proves it)

The transformation of Super Saiyan God in Dragon Ball Super is considered to be one of the most iconic moments in the series. During Beerus’ invasion of Earth, Goku achieved this transformation for the first time after seeing a Saiyan with the same name in one of his dreams.

The activation of the transformation required a ritual in which five Saiyans, regardless of their age or development, would form a circle around the chosen Saiyan to become Super Saiyan God. Once in position, the Saiyans at the ends would place their hands on the chosen one and pour their emotions into them, triggering the transformation.

The initial activation of this transformation required a ritual, but this pattern was disrupted in a subsequent episode of Dragon Ball Super. The individual who managed to attain this transformation without a ritual was Vegeta, but the question remains – how did he accomplish this?

Vegeta’s Transformation: The Power of Self-Discovery in Dragon Ball Super

The ritual to achieve God Ki as seen in the anime (Image via Toei Animation)
The ritual to achieve God Ki as seen in the anime (Image via Toei Animation)

The Super Saiyan God was a fabled being among Saiyans, unattainable through their own efforts in the series. One fateful day, Universe 7’s God of Destruction, Beerus, had a dream about this powerful form and discovered that the individual capable of unleashing it resided on Earth.

Accompanied by his guardian angel Whis, he made his way to Earth and eventually arrived at King Kai’s planet. Upon their arrival, they were greeted by Goku, but King Kai quickly advised him to hide upon sensing Beerus’ powerful ki. However, Goku couldn’t resist the temptation and was caught spying on Beerus. This led to a fierce battle between the two, which unfortunately ended with Goku’s defeat. After their confrontation, Beerus departed for Earth.

Beerus made an appearance at Bulma’s birthday celebration and enthusiastically partook in the festivities, indulging in various food offerings from different vendors. When he spotted Majin Buu savoring a serving of pudding, Beerus insisted on having some for himself. However, Buu refused to share, resulting in Beerus becoming furious. Luckily, Vegeta was able to calm him down, but his anger was quickly reignited when Beerus accidentally struck Bulma, who was already irritated by the presence of the God of Destruction.

Regrettably, his abilities were limited and the fate of planet Earth hung in the balance until the arrival of Goku. Curious about the concept of a Super Saiyan God, he called upon Shenlong and inquired about it. Shenlong revealed a ritual that could unlock God Ki within a Saiyan. The Z fighters were instructed to gather six virtuous Saiyans and have them form a circle.

Goku as seen in the anime (Image via Toei Animation)
Goku as seen in the anime (Image via Toei Animation)

Subsequently, their efforts were focused on a single Saiyan, pouring their hearts into them and ultimately leading to the harnessing of God Ki and a transformation into Super Saiyan God. As one member of the Z fighters was absent, Videl’s unborn child was considered as a participant in the ritual. Luckily, the unborn baby possessed enough righteousness, resulting in Goku obtaining the power of Super Saiyan God and donning red hair.

Despite being unexpected, this form proved to be a formidable challenge for Beerus, yet it still fell short against the God of Destruction. Just as Beerus was ready to annihilate Earth, he unexpectedly dozed off, ultimately saving the planet. As a result, Whis chose Vegeta and Goku as his pupils.

Frieza (left) and Vegeta (right) as seen in the anime (Image via Toei Animation)
Frieza (left) and Vegeta (right) as seen in the anime (Image via Toei Animation)

During the Golden Frieza arc, Goku was gravely wounded by Sorbet’s attack while on the verge of defeating Frieza. Luckily, Vegeta stepped in to take Goku’s place at the opportune moment, displaying great confidence in his ability to defeat Frieza. Before their battle began, Vegeta tapped into the power of Super Saiyan God Blue, the same form that Goku had utilized earlier in his fight against Frieza.

This form was an advancement of the standard Super Saiyan God form, which Goku had previously activated through a ritual in his battle against Beerus. On the other hand, Vegeta attained this form through his training under Whis, where he mastered the utilization of God Ki. Therefore, he could have achieved this form solely through intense training under Whis, without the need for a ritual.

A new trailer has been released for Dragon Ball Super: Super Heroes.

Dragon Ball DAIMA effectively ends Dragon Ball Super.

The ad for Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero hints at a new form for Gohan.

Will Dragon Ball Daima pick up where Dragon Ball Super left off in the story?

There are 12 characters in Dragon Ball Super that Ultra Ego Vegeta has the ability to defeat.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *