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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 outdragon 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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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8 comments

  1. Cool article but you were wrong on a few things, mostly your assumptions on a couple of subjects.
    SSG IS stronger than Blue. Considerably so. SSG Goku CAN go toe to toe with Beerus but SSB can’t.

    The transformation is achieved by learning how to maximize ki conservation and thus learn how to tap into the latent god kid present in Saiyans and most mortals. Only a small amount of it though. Sort of like a drop of that “feeling” that was poured into Goku.

    That said, you were making presumptions without almost any real info to work with, so it’s understandable but I remembered how back when this article was written, Toriyama had already stated that SSG is stronger than SSB.

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    1. SSB > SSG. SSB is the Super Saiyan state of having godly ki. SSG is the base state of it. That’s why SSB looks identical to SS. When did Toriyama say SSG was stronger that wouldn’t make any sense. It’s like saying Goku in his base form is stronger than when he is a Super Saiyan

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  2. I was under the impression that blue is when they turn super saiyan when un god mode. I mean god goku has the same hair style as in normal goku and blue mode is more like super saiyan hair. So surely blue is super version

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  3. if Super Saiyan God looked like Goku was In his base form while in it and Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan (Super Saiyan Blue) looked like he was a super saiyan, would that mean that mean Super Saiyan Blue is like a Super Saiyan 2 Compared To a Super Saiyan (1)?

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  4. I wish that SSJG was stronger than SSJB…I feel like SSJG is pure god while SSJB is another transformation that is considered god-like.

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  5. Here is my explanation guys:
    Look they are just the same. Since SSjG is achieved through ritual of six righteous blah blah… SSjG red is a symbolism of transformation of pure heart of being righteous so in the other words SSjB is a transformation in still Godlike power, same as SSjG, but the difference is that SSjB is achieved by a pure heart of sayans in rage this means… like a regular sayan transformation. If you ask me how did vegeta got the SSjB level, ask whiz how he trained him. In the first place, whiz is an angel, a master/teacher, of a god of destruction. He must have some knowledge passed on the two warriors for them to attain this super magnificent power.

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