Super Saiyan God Red vs Super Saiyan God Blue in Dragon Ball Super – What Exactly Is The Difference?
Ever since Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods and Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ came out, dragon ball fans across the world have wondered and argued about the difference between Super Saiyan God and Super Saiyan Blue (Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan), as the source itself didn’t quite explain it very well and left us with unanswered questions. Well I’m here to share my own explanation of these two legendary transformations and hopefully shed some light…
There’s been talk in the community on which of these transformations is stronger, naturally most saying that the Super Saiyan Blue is stronger as it came after the Super Saiyan God transformation but I have a different outlook on this transformation myself.
Let’s start off with the first transformation. Super Saiyan God is the transformation that has surpassed Super Saiyan 3 and its predecessors before it. The transformation is obtained through a ritual of six righteous saiyans who have come together to share their Ki with one saiyan and turn that saiyan into a Super Saiyan God.
Now at the time we all thought that the only way to achieve this transformation was through this ritual, as the belief was that you needed to feel what “god ki” felt like in order to achieve it yourself. However that’s not the case with Vegeta who openly stated that he does not want to do the ritual as he wanted to achieve the transformation by himself.
Then comes the next phase of the transformation (if you can call it a phase), Super Saiyan Blue.
Now the explanation for the Super Saiyan Blue is that in order to achieve this transformation you needed to absorb and retain the power of Super Saiyan God. That explanation would have been perfectly fine if it wasn’t for Vegeta contradicting it as he clearly did not perform that ritual and was still able to achieve Super Saiyan Blue. So how can that be?
Many have claimed that because Vegeta had participated in the ritual and was a natural gifted fighter, he somehow absorbed some of the energy that was given to Goku and in doing so felt the “god ki”. I personally do not agree with that explanation at all, simple because it just doesn’t make sense in my opinion.
Here is my explanation which in hindsight is actually quite simple.
The red hair symbolizes that the power was achieved by friends and the blue hair symbolizes that the power was achieved by solitude, that’s it. Although it has been proven in the manga that SSJB is stronger than SSJG, I still believe that the colour of the hair symbolizes the way the power was achieved. If you look back at the flashback of when they first explained the Super Saiyan God transformation, the silhouette was red, as the very same guy that also achieved that transformation with the help of other righteous saiyans.
Look, at the end of the day, this is all just my own speculation of the transformations, a lot of people in the community have come with their own theories and once again are all just speculations. Until it is explained in the anime or manga, this is what I’m going with for now.
Let me know your theories of the transformation and also let me know what you think too and thank you for reading.