Although it's almost completely gone now Dragon Ball SuperSuper Saiyan 3 is still one of the most impressive changes in the franchise today. But what's behind the lack of eyebrows and long hair?

Super Saiyan 3 was originally supposed to lead Regrowth of the tail. Akira Toriyama's first drafts actually show both Goku and Gotenks with the typical Saiyan tail. For some mysterious reason, the author decided not to follow this path anymore. An idea that was recycled for the Super Saiyan 4 from Dragon Ball GT.

Unlike the previous level, Super Saiyan 3 It doesn't require intense emotions for transformation. In fact, both Goku and Gotenks achieve this form after intense training. Super Saiyan 3 is therefore not associated with emotional stability, but is based on sheer determination.

So far only two characters have "canonically" reached this stage: Goku and Gotenks, a fusion of Goths and Trunks. However, there are several protagonists who have achieved this form in non-canonical works. One example is Broly who achieves Super Saiyan 3 in the Dragon Ball: Raging Blast video game.

As is well known, Super Saiyan 3 it consumes a lot of energy: Baby Goku from Dragon Ball GT manages to maintain this shape for just a few minutes while the fusion between Goten and Trunks dwindles faster. Therefore, there is reason to believe that this phase can kill the user.

However, this hypothesis comes from non-canonical sources. In Dragon Ball Z: Xenoverse 2, when Baddack fights Mira, he transforms into Super Saiyan 3. At the end of the fight, Goku's father can no longer be found and Trunks speculates that the transformation may have consumed so much ki that become unstableand erased Baddack's physical body from existence.

Super Saiyan 3 is a transformation that requires especially strange conditions. As I said, only Goku and Gotenks have officially reached this stage, but the latter character is the result of a merger and neither Goten nor Trunks can transform into Super Saiyan 3 on their own.

Goku, on the other hand, first reached Super Saiyan 3 when he was dead, but when he came back to life he found it difficult to control the form. All of this would indicate that the transformation was going to be on not reachable under normal circumstances: proof that this phase is not bound by the same "laws" followed by the previous ones.

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