Dragon Ball Super Saiyan Rage – A Questionable Choice

The inclusion of the Super Saiyan Rage form in the Dragon Ball franchise is inherently flawed due to its lack of buildup and inconsistent power scaling.

Trunks’ Super Saiyan Rage: A Convenient Plot Device or Valid Transformation?

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Future Trunks, undoubtedly a standout character from Dragon Ball Z, made a perplexing yet welcome return in Dragon Ball Super. However, his new transformation, Super Saiyan Rage, left many fans scratching their heads. This new form seemed to come out of nowhere, lacking proper build-up and raising questions about where it fits in the series’ power scale. Let’s dive into the details and explore whether Super Saiyan Rage was genuinely necessary or just a plot device.

No Build Up In Trunks’ Character Arc

By the time Trunks returned to his timeline after the Cell Games Saga, he had reached the strength level of Super Saiyan 2. In Dragon Ball Super, he could even fight evenly against Goku in the same form. This power progression made sense given the adversaries he faced. However, the introduction of Super Saiyan Rage lacked the gradual build-up that defined Trunks’ previous power increases. In Dragon Ball Z, Future Trunks achieved his power through repeated training in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber, gradually raising his strength. In contrast, Super Saiyan Rage seemed to appear out of pure anger, leaving fans wondering about its plausibility.

God Ki Or A Berserker State?

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The comparison between Super Saiyan Rage and Super Saiyan Rose raises questions about their power levels. Super Saiyan Rose is a divine form rooted in the use of God ki, making it more potent than previous forms like Super Saiyan 2 or 3. Super Saiyan Rage, on the other hand, is primarily based on Super Saiyan 2, as evident in Trunks’ power-up sequence. Despite this, Super Saiyan Rage manages to compete evenly with Super Saiyan Rose in battle. The contradiction in the basis of these forms creates confusion and casts doubt on their credibility.

Purely A Means To Defeat Goku Black And Zamasu

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The purpose of Super Saiyan Rage becomes clearer when examining its role in the arc’s final battle. The struggle between Goku, Vegeta, Goku Black, and Future Zamasu leads to Trunks attaining this form. Through this power-up, Trunks manages to defeat his enemies and achieve the cathartic victory he needed. However, this transformation seemed more like a tool to conclude the battle rather than a genuine development for Trunks’ character. Super Saiyan Rage’s lack of relevance to Trunks himself is a flaw in its execution.

In the larger context of Dragon Ball Super, the abundance of character-specific transformations with little basis in the established God ki-based power system is a concerning trend. There is a noticeable absence of adequate build-up and logical connections between these new forms and existing transformations. This complicates the prospect of comparing them to earlier, more established forms. Perhaps it would have been better for Future Trunks to have a transformation that aligned with his character’s growth curve and the series’ power scaling.

Q&A Section

Q: Why was Super Saiyan Rage introduced for Future Trunks? A: Super Saiyan Rage was introduced in the Future Trunks arc of Dragon Ball Super as a means to give Trunks the power to defeat Goku Black and Future Zamasu. However, its sudden appearance without proper build-up left fans questioning its necessity.

Q: How does Super Saiyan Rage compare to other forms, like Super Saiyan Blue or Super Saiyan Rose? A: Super Saiyan Rage is primarily based on the Super Saiyan 2 form, while Super Saiyan Blue and Super Saiyan Rose are divine forms rooted in the use of God ki. Despite these differences, Super Saiyan Rage manages to compete evenly with Super Saiyan Rose in battle, creating a contradiction in power levels.

Q: Why is there a trend of character-specific transformations in Dragon Ball Super? A: Dragon Ball Super has introduced several character-specific transformations with little basis in the established power system. These transformations often come at convenient times and lack the adequate build-up seen in previous forms. This trend raises questions about their validity and impacts the consistency of power scaling.

Q: Should Future Trunks have received a different transformation? A: Given the apparent disconnect between Super Saiyan Rage and Trunks’ character development, it may have been better to give him a form that aligned with his growth curve and the established power scale. This would have provided a more coherent and believable progression for Trunks as a character.

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