Akira Toriyama Explains What It Takes To Become Super Saiyan
PUBLISHED: December 3rd, 2017
In a recent interview, Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama spoke about the saiyans, and more specifically about who could become Super Saiyan and what it takes.
When Toriyama was asked if any Saiyan can go Super Saiyan as long as he trains hard enough, he answered negatively. The powerful form can't be achieved with just training and anger. So what it takes to become a Super Saiyan?
Toriyama explained that in order to unlock Super Saiyan, one's body must contain something called "S-Cells". Once these S-Cells reach a certain amount, a trigger such as anger will explosively increase the S-Cells and cause a change in the body: that's Super Saiyan. He added that most Saiyans have some S-Cells, although not a great quantity. So a combination of genetics, anger and training is needed to achieve the great transformation.
Later he was aked how Saiyans can increase their S-Cells to become Super Saiyan, and the creator said: "Having a gentle spirit is the best way to greatly increase one's S-Cells, but most Saiyans have trouble with this, which I think is why no Super Saiyans appeared for such a long time and they became the stuff of legend." He then confirmed that just gentle spirit isn't enough to become Super Saiyan: "However, one can't reach the quantity necessary for becoming a Super Saiyan simply by having a gentle spirit, so a certain amount of battle power is indeed necessary. Looked at in this light, it's easy to see why becoming a Super Saiyan came easy for Goku."
This new piece of information also explains why Universe 6 Saiyans are so naturally strong. Universe 6 Saiyans live a far more gentle, passive life than Universe 7 Saiyans, and thats a really good explanation for why Kale and Caulifla are so incredibly strong.