Today, the Super Saiyan is becoming an outdated force, an insufficient power-up to give the protagonists a way to face the increasingly difficult battles dragon ball. What many people don't know, however, is that Akira Toriyama intended this iconic transformation to have a different numbering than the one we know today.

Even if the Super Saiyan is actually dead, this remains the franchise's most iconic transformation and the most intriguing since the manga's release. But just for the first time the second form appeared in a magazine thanks gohanhow was this synchronized by the readers and by the Sensei themselves?

You need to know that a The first official name of Super Saiyan 2 it only came with the May 1993 issue of the magazine funny anime. On the back were actually the names of the various transformations of the SSJ, called so:

  • Super Saiyan Grade I: the one that Goku first shows on Namek against Freeza;
  • Super Saiyan Grade II: the form Vegeta and Trunks use against Cell 2;
  • Super Saiyan Grade III: the form of Trunks immediately after his father's unconsciousness;
  • Super Saiyan Grade IV: the level of Goku and Gohan once they leave the space of mind and time;
  • Super Saiyan Grade V: what we actually know today as Super Saiyan 2.

The power-up's true and final name was later revealed by Toriyama, only during the Majin Buu Saga when Goku engages against the villain to buy time and give Trunks a way to regain the radar. And you, on the other hand, knew this oddity? Let us know with a comment below.

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