|Alternate names||SS (abbreviation)|
Super Saiyajin (manga)
SSJ (alt abbreviation)
SSJ1 (alt abbreviation)
|User(s)||Bardock; Goku; Future Trunks; Future Goku; Future Vegeta; Future Gohan; Vegeta; Gohan; Broly; Goten; Trunks; Gotenks; Vegito; Gogeta; Goku Jr.; Vegeta Jr.|
Super Saiyan is a powerful transformation in the anime and manga of Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT, available to Saiyans. As stated in Dragon Ball Z, the transformation comes more naturally to Saiyans whose parent(s) where a Super Saiyan before they were born.
Original Super SaiyanEdit
In a story told by Vegeta, the transformation was a legend, and only one being had obtained it in a thousand years. The Saiyan was so strong, however, that his overwhelming power was his demise.
As stated by Goku, the transformation results from a need, not a desire. The form is, at first, acheived by a burst of rage, although can be accessed later without trouble. In Broly's case, he was born the Legendary Super Saiyan, and was, by legend, destined to become a Super Saiyan.
Although Bardock didn't achieve the transformation in flashbacks of Dragon Ball Z, as well as the movie Bardock: The Father of Goku, he does in the anime and manga of Episode of Bardock. The canonicity of this, however, is debatable.
An interesting thing to note is that all known Super Saiyans are males. Female Saiyans appear in the non-cannon game Dragon Ball Hereos, though.