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Legendary Super Saiyan, Genetic Trait?

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  • Legendary Super Saiyan, Genetic Trait?

    Sorry if I missed this if it was stated somewhere. But is legendary super saiyan an entirely genetic trait? As in you cant learn it, you must be born with it. And is it also presumably a recessive trait, since Paragus didnt have it, but his son Broly did?

  • #2
    i dont think it is the case. i guess broly is the very first who posesses the mutant gene At least thats what i recall unless the very first ssj from the manga canon is his ancestor


    • #3
      Hard to know exactly. Broly is the only character we've seen with this "fury" form that has Great Ape in his base form. His Super Saiyan transformations stack onto that, so I feel it has something to do with it.


      • #4
        I don't think there's any particular reason for it to be genetic in anyway, I'm sure Goku didn't get his later absurd strength from his parents, being born of low blood (and weak even for his family) while Vegeta, despite being of royal blood and impressive in general. Hell, in Uub's case his power wasn't genetic or skill based, given he was able to give Goku (even discounting Super) a surprisingly good fight for a kid from a village because well, he's the reincarnation of Kid Buu.

        In this case, I'd say it's something to do with Broly himself, as in just Broly, not his parents, nor his lineage or anything like that. It's his soul perhaps? It's not who he was born from, but who he is.

        Genetic power doesn't really explain anything since he has little lineage worth noting (and Goku has basically no important lineage and is stronger than Freeza and Vegeta, both of whom clearly have better 'breeding' than him). Skill is obviously wrong since as was said, he only got to train with his father which is basically nothing. So I'd go for the more metaphysical being to put as the reason for his particular brand of strength.
        Last edited by Tinny; 15-05-2019, 05:28 PM.

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        • #5
          This is my only complaint about the whole Broly thing and actually about Freeza as well. Tinny has mentioned that lineage doesn't matter because "look how strong Goku is" but it clearly does, it's just not the most important factor. Freeza is indeed weaker than Goku but Freeza never trained and spent 15 odd years locked in a cocoon. If he'd had Goku's opportunities for training then he'd be far stronger than Goku logically, the point is that he wouldn't get those opportunities because of who he is, whereas Goku would. Beerus isn't going to allow Whis to train Freeza but Goku's charm and tenacity which he's inherited from his life experiences, granted him that place. Goku may not have the inborn potential of Vegeta but it doesn't matter in the end, Vegeta is too proud to ask for help (before Whis) and has now been told he's wound too tight with a chip on his shoulder. Those are flaws Vegeta has acquired through his life that directly affect his ability to reach his full potential, whereas Goku will rise to any challenge and opportunity to the absolute best of his potential. In the end his attitude is more important than how strong he was at birth. Goku wants to become the best fighter he can be, pure and simple, whereas Vegeta wants to be the best, above everyone else. This is why his training and style always bears less fruit than Goku's and why Goku will always be the strongest in the end. But then Broly comes along and is just this naturally born monstrosity of power. It's hard to believe that Goku will end up stronger than that if Broly has any opportunity to train or spar with a strong opponent even if it's for a fraction of time that Goku does. Broly being so naturally strong undermines Goku's "nurture over nature" climb to power.
          Last edited by superperfectnerd; 20-05-2019, 11:25 PM.