Super Saiyan Level 1
When a Saiyan with a large power level becomes
so enraged that they can't control it, they become a Super Saiyan. A Super Saiyan is much, much stronger than a regular Saiyan.
Aside from becoming much stronger and faster, the Saiyan's hair becomes a golden yellow color and their eyes turn a greenish
color. They are also surrounded by a yellow aura of pure energy. This is the form Goku was in when he defeated Freiza. Pros:
Much stronger and faster than an ordinary Saiyan. Cons: Uses up energy until the Saiyan learns to stay in the form full-time.
A sub-stage of Super Saiyan level 1 is Ultra Saiyan. A Super Saiyan that trains to become their maximum strength
and surpasses the boundaries of Super Saiyan without becoming Super Saiyan II is an Ultra Saiyan. Technically there is more
than one level of Ultra Saiyan, but I am counting them as one. In this stage, the Saiyan's muscles become very large and their
strength increases greatly. Pros: Much stronger than Super Saiyan I. Cons: Due to the large muscles, it is also much slower
than Super Saiyan I
Super Saiyan Level 2
When a Super Saiyan or Ultra-Saiyan becomes enraged beyond control,
they become a Super Saiyan II. A Super Saiyan II is much stronger and faster than Super Saiyan. Also, their hair sticks straight
up (it looks like gravity is working backwards) and they are surrounded by electricity. A Super Saiyan II can only use one
power to it's maximum at a time. If their speed goes up, strength goes down, and vice-versa. Gohan is the first to go Super
Saiyan II. Pros: Much stronger and faster than Super Saiyan. Cons: Only one power can be used at full at one time.
Saiyan Level 3
When a Super Saiyan II becomes enraged beyond control, they become a Super Saiyan III. In this form,
the Saiyan is much, much stronger than a Super Saiyan II, but it it a slow moving form. Physical changes that happen in this
form are unusual. First, the Saiyan's hair becomes really long, almost to the feet. Also, their eyebrows give way to raised
foreheads, making them look kind of like cave-men. Goku uses this form while fighting Buu, and he is the only Saiyan (besides
fused characters) who reaches it. Pros: Much, much stronger than Super Saiyan II. Cons: Slow moving form, and it uses up a
LOT of energy.
Super Saiyan Level 4
I am counting this form, even though some refuse to acknowledge it's
existance because it is from DBGT. Akira Toriyama had nothing to do with this series, so some fans don't acknowledge it. For
the sake of arguement, I am counting it. Super Saiyan IV occours when a Super Saiyan III becomes so enraged that it can't
be controlled. (notice a pattern?) This stage is the strongest and fastest of all the stages. It is the perfect fighting being.
(In DBGT)Vegeta calls this stage the Legendary Super Saiyan. While in this form, a Saiyan's hair turns back dark, and their
eyes do, too. Also, their upper body, except for their face and chest, is covered with hair and they re-grow their tail. This
is the stage where Golden Oozaru is reached, which is why Vegeta thinks it is the Super Saiyan of legend. Also, the legend
says that only one Saiyan will reach it every 1000 years, and this is true, because Vegeta cheats to reach it. Goku is the
only one to actually reach this stage. Pros: It is the perfect fighter, unmatched by any mortal being. Cons: Only that it
uses up a lot of energy. (and some fans don't acknowledge it to be real)
Ougon Oozaru (Golden Oozaru)
this stage also only shows up in DBGT, most fans acknowledge it, because the Super Saiyan of 1000 years ago was a Golden Oozaru.
A Golden Oozaru is when a Super Saiyan goes Oozaru. It is pretty mush the most powerful thing in the universe, and nothing
can beat it. The one in DBGT isn't the same as the one from 1000 years ago. Pros: It's the most powerful thing in the universe!
Cons: The original one couldn't control that much power, and it wrecked havoc on half of the universe before destroying itself.
The story of the Saiyan goes back many many years. To a planet called Vegeta. The Saiyans were mostly like pillagers and
mercenaries. Traveling across the galaxy destroying all life on a planet, then selling the planet to dealers and people of
high rank like Frieza. Then, the Saiyans began to get stronger, and they all decided to rebel one infamous day. Along with
a small army, King Vegeta and a small army invaded Frieza's ship. When they got to Frieza, King Vegeta attacked but, lost.
Soon after, Planet Vegeta was destroyed by the infamous Frieza after he considered the Saiyans a threat. Every Saiyan was
wiped out except for the lucky ones who were off the planet at the time. Now, with only a few left, they struggle for survival.
They are scattered among the galaxy still destroying with the same fearsome attitude for living thins.
The most distinguishing part of a Saiyan is a tail usually wrapped around the waist (Goku's tail was operated off). It
is wrapped around the waste because it is EXTREMELY painful to a Saiyan if it is grabbed, squeezed, or stomped. Although most
advanced Saiyans have taught themselves to be immune to the pain, it is still, if any, a weak point of a Saiyan. All Saiyans
have black hair and black eye brows.
Every Saiyan has the traditional battle armor. It is high quality armor that is almost unbreakable
but to the strongest foes. Long protruding shoulder gauntlets and chest plates make it somewhat heavy. The armor is usually
accompanied by either blue sleeves or bare arms with white gloves and boots.
Every Saiyan is also equipped with a "scouter"</FONTHEIGHT="60"A scouter is used for locating power
sources, food, and almost everything. It also has the ability to read a beings power level. The scouter is also a transmitter
to relay messages back and forth.
Saiyans are EXTREMELY powerful and smart. Saiyans usually have an IPL (internal power level) or KI of around 2000-10,000.
Saiyans are unforgiving and ruthless in a fight. NEVER will a Saiyan ever back out of a fight unless told to by a higher rank
or killed. Usually a Saiyan is never out powered or in need of mercy. But incase all odds are against him he has a special
trick up his sleeve. Saiyans tails aren't just there for show, they give them the ability to transform into an unstoppable
monster at the light of a full moon. Fortunately, for them, a Saiyan who was the father of the Goku, Bardock, developed a
trick they can do. By creating an energy ball that simulates the light of the full moon, they can transform at will. Why they
don't transform for every battle? It is because it is considered dishonorable to transform to beat an opponent.
The Super Saiyan
There is something known as a SUPER SAIYAN. A Super Saiyan is a being that supposedly comes around every 1000 years (according
to the legend in the Frieza saga) , and Kakarotto, a.k.a. Goku, was supposedly it. Yet, Gohan, Goten, Vegeta and Trunks all
seem to reach Super Saiyan level. A Saiyan's power and fighting skill increase as he fights (Brolli is suppose to be the first
Super Saiyan by legend) . The more they fight, the more powerful they become. In order to become a Super Saiyan, a Saiyan
must strive to push his max power level. It has to be a power level well above any other normal Saiyan. When this level is
reached, he must have a pure heart in order to change to Super Saiyan. Then a Saiyan will under go a metamorphosis set off
by extreme rage. When a Saiyan reaches Super Saiyan level, almost everything changes, facial appearance, speed, power, senses,
everything about him changes. He is almost...UNBEATABLE!
Super Saiyan transformations
There is four initial transformations in Super Saiyan level:
1. First is what is known as a Saiyan. The actual Super Saiyan. The Super Saiyan has a yellow glow
that surrounds his body. This level of Super Saiyan is achieved by extreme anger pushing the power up so high characteristics
change and power increases MANY times. This is the level of Super Saiyan level.
2. Second is the SSJ2 or Super Saiyan 2. This level turns the hair a more golden color, and it spikes
out more. There are more strands of hair. The power level shoots quite a ways up too.
3. The third transformation: the power level is the highest than ever, and they are more vicious and
dangerous than ever before. The most noticeable change in SSJ3 is the long, sleek, yellow hair. The eye brows are also gone
(and where the eyebrow bone is sticking out more) , making the SSJ3 look more merciless.
4. The final transformation of a Saiyan is SSJ4! This is the most powerful form of a Saiyan. So powerful
in fact that their hair turns back to black, and their tails grow back. It disappears after the first transformation of SSJ1.
The tail (and body) also turns to a shade of red. This Saiyan is unstoppable.