Regular Saiyan - All full-blooded Saiyans share several
common features: All are born with the hairstyle they keep through out life
all are very strong and muscular and they all have a tail. The tail is a
weakness for weaker Saiyans, as any pressure applied to it is temporally
paralyzing, but Saiyans who have strengthened their tail, are not affected at
all by this. The tail is also necessary for the transformation to the Oozaru
state. Also all Saiyans have a strong love to fight, which can stometimes be a
Oozaru - When any Saiyan with a tail is exposed to the light
of a full moon, this sets off a chain reaction from a gland in their tails and
causes them to transform into a giant ape (Oozaru is Japanese for "Big
Monkey"). This causes the Saiyan's power to be multiplied by 10. With
training, this form can be controlled but Goku and Gohan were never trained
this way so they went out of control and destroyed all in their way.
Giji (False) Super Saiyan - This is a mid point between a
Saiyan's regular from, and Super Saiyan. Goku reached this form in DBZ Movie
#4, when he was really mad at Lord Slug. This is where the Saiyan can almost
become a Super Saiya-Jin, but is lacking one or two things.
Achieved By: Goku
Super Saiyan - Going Super Saiyan gives the saiyan a huge
power boost along with golden hair and green eyes. The first person we see
reach SSJ in the series is Goku when fighting Frieza. The transformation is
triggered when someone of pure heart (Good or Bad) experiences extreme
emotion, this takes over and allows the change. With training, afterwards the
transformation is controlled and happens at will.
Achieved By: Broly, Goku, Vegeta, Future Trunks, Gohan, Trunks, Goten, Goku Jr,
Vegeta Jr, Vegito and Gogeta
Super Saiyan 2nd Grade - This form is a much more powerful
version of Super Saiyan, however, like USSJ, there is a slight muscle mass
increase, which reduces speed. This is the form Vegeta uses for the fight with
Cell, as the speed decrease is not as much as USSJ but also not as much of a
strength increase. We also see Goku in this form when he is training in the
Hyperbolic Time Chamber with Gohan.
Achieved By: Goku, Vegeta, Future Trunks
Super Saiyan 3rd Grade - More commonly known as Ultra Super
Saiyan, this is a midpoint between SSJ and SSJ2. At this stage a Saiyan's
muscle mass dramatically increases, but they take a big hit in their speed.
Goku demonstrated this to Gohan, during the Cell Game Saga inside the
Hyperbolic Time Chamber. Vegeta also noticed this disadvantage during his
training. Trunks however failed to spot this, and this led to his defeat by
the weaker, but much faster Cell.
Achieved By: Goku, Vegeta, & Future Trunks
Super Saiyan Full Power - During the training time before the
Cell Games , Goku comes up with an idea. He wanted himself and Gohan to try
and remain as Super Saiyans for as long as they could, and so get their bodies
used to the form. The result is that the Saiyan can stay in the form for long
periods of time with little or no effort. It is mastery of the Super Saiyan
Achieved By: Goku and Gohan
Super Saiyan 2 - This stage is very similar to SSJ (in
appearence), the only differences being lightning bolts that surround the
Saiyan and having slightly longer and stiffer hair. In this form power and
speed are both increased over SSJ. This form was first achieved by Gohan
whilst battling Cell, and is too triggered by extreme emotion.
Achieved By: Gohan, Goku, Vegeta and Vegetto
Super Saiyan 3 - This form is the strongest of all Saiyan
forms in the manga. Only Goku and the fused body of Gotenks can handle it. It
is characterized by very long, full hair and the Saiyan's eyebrows
disappearing. Goku achieves this form whilst training in Heaven in between the
Cell and Buu Sagas. This forms increases power and speed even more, but also
uses a lot of power, so it cannot be maintained for very long.
Achieved By: Goku and Gotenks
Mystic Saiyan - This form is achieved by Gohan after his
power up from Old Kai. During this state his power is fully maximized. So much
so that he does not need to ever go Super Saiyan to increase his power. It
looks exactly the same as his normal state, as you can see from the picture.
If the Old Kai had finished the power up Gohan would have been stronger than
SSJ3 Goku, but he never finishes because he is too lazy.
Achieved By: Gohan
Golden Oozaru -
This is very similar to the regular Oozaru
form except the fur is golden not brown. It is also of course much stronger.
To reach this stage a Saiyan must have a tail and receive more waves than
usual from the moon. Once the Saiyan controls the massive power of this
from, they transform into Super Saiyan 4.
Achieved By: Goku, Vegeta, and Baby Vegeta
Super Saiyan 4 - This is a form that causes some controversy,
since it doesn't appear in the manga some people say that it isn't a true
form, but I am going to agree with the common consensus and say it is. In this
form the hair stays black and becomes long, but shorter than SSJ3 and red fur
covers most of the upper body, the eyes turn yellow with red outlines and red
eyelids. Goku is the only true person to reach this form, but Bulma creates a
device that allows Vegeta to reach it as well.
Achieved By: Goku, Vegeta and Gogeta
Legendary Super Saiyan - Alot of people would say that the
Legendary Super Saiyan is Goku because he reaches all the known levels. On the
other hand Alot of people would say its Broly because he was born with such a
high power level and reached Super Saiyan in a whole nother way. FUNimation
claims the true Legendary Super Saiyan is Broly but beyond that there is no
"secret" in the series that lets us know for sure its just something
we will all have do decide on ourselves.