5 Facts About the ‘Dragon Ball’ Super Saiyan Form That Does Not Technically Exist
Ever since Dragon Ball Z anime started increasing the power level of Goku, fans became enamored by the idea of Super Saiyan 100. While it never appeared in canon, that did not stop fan creations. Even Goku voice actor Sean Schemmel commented on the theoretical form. Here are five facts about the incredibly powerful Dragon Ball Super Saiyan 100, despite it not technically existing – yet, at least.
1. Super Saiyan 100 rumors started when ‘Dragon Ball Z’ first introduced Super Saiyan 2 and 3 Goku
In the Dragon Ball Z Cell Games arc, Gohan was the first to attain Super Saiyan 2. The instant fans knew about power levels beyond the normal power-up, fans’ imaginations ran wild.
It sparked speculation on just how far Goku, Gohan, Vegeta, and other Saiyans could push themselves. This debate has gone on since the 1990s. Even though the series has introduced Super Saiyan Blue, Legendary Super Saiyan, and Ultra Instinct, the Dragon Ball Z characters have gotten nowhere close to 100.
2. A fan theory about how to attain ‘Dragon Ball’ Super Saiyan 100 made news in 2020
Ever since the rumors started, the internet has seen no shortage of Dragon Ball Super Saiyan 100 theories. One in particular, though, managed to make headlines in 2020.
“One such fan, ToonNBaku, took to the Dragon Ball Fan Wiki in 2011 to expand on the lore,” CBR reported. “They state that in order to achieve Super Saiyan 100, a Saiyan would have to train for five years in their Super Saiyan 10 form, making it extremely difficult to accomplish without the use of the Hyperbolic Time Chamber.”
The news outlet described the form to resemble Super Saiyan 4, “except the fur is black, and the hair is longer.”
3. Goku voice actor Sean Schemmel doesn’t know how he would voice the power-up
Fan theories are a dime a dozen for any anime, from One Piece to Sword Art Online. However, Goku English voice actor Sean Schemmel directly addressed the theory.
“I’m trying to figure out what I’d do with my voice for a Super Saiyan 100 form … I think I sense my vocal cords starting to bleed preemptively,” Schemmel said on Twitter (via ComicBook.com).
Every Dragon Ball power-up has Goku’s voice become throatier. Schemmel might need a vacation after voicing the Goku form even once.
4. Super Saiyan 5 was an earlier rumored Goku form back in 1998
While Super Saiyan 100 grew incredibly popular after Gohan powered up in Dragon Ball Z, it did not appear as the only fan theory.
Another well-known Dragon Ball fan creation was Super Saiyan 5 in 1998 by Daniel Montiel Franco. His fanart of an original character and Dragon Ball AF, sequel series to Dragon Ball GT, was mistaken for official artwork when Spanish magazine, Hobbyconsolas, featured it.
5. A fake promotional poster teased the fake ‘Dragon Ball AF’ series and Goku forms beyond 2 and 3
In 2004, a fan site called Kanzenshuu added fuel to the rumor flames with a fake promotional poster for Dragon Ball AF. It reinforced the idea of pushing Goku beyond forms 2 and 3, featuring the fabled Super Saiyan 5. It could have gone on to tease Super Saiyan 100.
“Super Saiyan 5 and Dragon Ball AF were cemented as two of the most famous fan forms in internet history for Dragon Ball,” CBR noted. “YouTube user Rayjii even animated Goku transforming into the Super Saiyan 5 form.”
Fans continue theorizing about the theoretical Dragon Ball forms. While the series has not teased anything close to such an absurd power level, it does not stop fans from imagining.