So, if you folks might have come across the top-class anime show of Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball Super, you must be really excited and curious about the forms that the characters have achieved and be equally thrilled as well. These transformations are what make this anime such a treat to watch, as when we think of the excitement and thrill going down a little bit or when the character is on the brink of defeat, a new form emerges, making us ecstatic and energetic.
In this article, we’re going to cover the transformations of the main character, Goku, in and after Dragon Ball Super. Goku has mastered a distinct number of transformations to use against his opponents whenever the opportunity calls for it. With each transformation, we get to see the change in the color of hair and the change in the form of an original human form, we can say. So, why keep you people waiting, let’s have a look.
Super Saiyan Blue
Well, this is the first form we see in Dragon Ball Super, although we might have had a look at the Super Saiyan God form, which occurred in Battle of Gods. It happened through the connection of five Saiyans though, and he fought with Beerus, God of Destruction.
This form was immediately swept aside by another form known as “Super Saiyan Blue.” This was Goku’s and Vegeta’s goal when they started training under Whis, practically combining the Super Saiyan form and God Ki. We saw this form when Goku and Vegeta fought Frieza and thus became their base form in Dragon Ball Super. Appearance-wise, their hair color changed to blue, which suited more on Vegeta than Goku’s turtle uniform in my opinion.
Super Saiyan Blue Kaioken
After the newfound SSB form, we saw another form known as Super Saiyan Blue Kaioken, as both Goku and Vegeta didn’t want to settle for less and sought to go further than SSB. But Goku achieved it much earlier thanks to his greater control over his Ki, along with the combination of his Super Saiyan Blue form resulting in greater strength and power than he’s ever been before. He could even go further than that by just multiplying his Kaioken, but it’s not easy to handle. We first saw this form when Goku fought Hit to get past his time-skip technique, although Goku wanted to use it against Beerus.
Ultra Instinct -Sign
Also known as Ultra Instinct Omen, we first got to have a look at it in The Universe Survival arc, which became a real deal and most probably a great turning point arc for Dragon Ball Super as fans got buzzed again and kept at it. Although it was an incomplete state of Ultra Instinct, Goku breaks into his self-limiting shells by carving out his hidden deeper potential. We get a glimpse of it when Goku fights Jiren and resists his powerful punches. This changed him entirely as it was not a Saiyan form but it was more powerful than ever before.
Perfected Ultra Instinct
As the name suggests, it’s the perfected and remodeled form of Ultra Instinct Omen. It’s also known as Mastered Ultra Instinct. Visibly, appearance-wise we can see the change from the past form as it gave his hair a whiter look. As for combat-wise, when Goku needed to dig deep and push himself to the edge of Omen form, it resulted in completing his past form and thus achieving Perfected Ultra Instinct, which could be seen by the naked eye as his skills got much better and he could dodge attacks while allowing him to counter combat.
True Ultra Instinct
Well, last but not least, this transformation is still not in the anime frame yet, although I’m expecting it will. It’s tracked in manga chapters, and it’s a very trending and most asked question in recent times as to “What is actually True Ultra Instinct? Is it a new transformation or something else”?
Well, I thought we need to answer this and let you people be aware of it. So to begin with, it’s not yet another transformation but a change in Goku’s mindset stoked up by his emotions calmly and a thrill for a battle.
As stated by Goku himself, he needs to empty his heart and mind and put them in a state of calmness and tranquility to achieve it. And he confers it by letting his emotions sink in. We see some special powerful changes in it, apparently viz, a breath blast like an Oozaru. Whis also discusses this True Ultra Instinct by stating that it’s not about Super Saiyan variations but rather it’s about the mindset that one must ascertain by fully clearing up his mind and through the acceptance of his emotions. We get to see this form when Goku fights Heeters, like Gas. Also, we might get to see it in the anime frame against the new Black Frieza who’s considered most ominous at the moment.”