What is a Super Saiyan?
Super Saiyan (超サイヤ人, Sūpā Saiya-jin) is an advancedtransformation assumed by extraordinarily powerful members of the Saiyan race in the Dragon Ball franchise, though there have also been occurrences of other races or individuals taking on their own versions of the form. Humans (of Saiyan heritage) in Dragon Ball Online can also assume the transformation by wishing to have their dormant Saiyan powers unlocked.
The Super Saiyan form first premiered in April 1991, within chapter 317 of the Dragon Ball manga, entitled "Life or Death". It also made its anime debut in 1991, first appearing in Dragon Ball Z episode 95, "Transformed at Last". Within Dragon Ball Z, two further transformations, the second and third levels, succeed Super Saiyan, while the premier form also has three additional branch states, which include two ascensions and one that is a mastering of the basic Super Saiyan form.Dragon Ball GT introduced a fourth form, and there are two additional forms related to the Super Saiyan state that appear exclusively in the Dragon Ball Z films: Pseudo Super Saiyanand Legendary Super Saiyan.. There are also a few Super Saiyan forms that appear exclusively in video games, likeLegendary Super Saiyan 3 and Super Mira.