Dragon Ball fans, it is finally happening. It doesn't matter whether you are a fan of Broly or not; Dragon Ball Super is getting ready to pay homage to the hulking villain in a big way. While Broly is considered by most to be non-canon, Akira Toriyama has ensured the newest Dragon Ball anime nods to the character in a very canonical way. In the latest episode of Dragon Ball Super, fans were introduced directly to the first battle-worthy female Saiyan, and she has got a lot in common with good-old Broly.
Dragon Ball Super's 88th episode finally brought the mysterious female Saiyan to life after fans first met her in a trailer for the 'Universal Survival' arc. In the first footage, fans were introduced to a meek-looking girl with obsidian hair who sported a red two-piece outfit. However, her shy demeanor was erased when the girl transformed into a massive Super Saiyan who looks almost exactly like Broly.
Now, fans have learned the girl's name is Caulifla, and she is not someone you want to mess with. Even Vegeta would hesitate to mess with the brutish Saiyan, though Goku would not know any better before he challenged the girl.
Details About Female Broly's Past
When fans are shown Caulifla in the anime, Dragon Ball Super stresses that the girl is not a demure princess. With the Omni-Kings' tournament looming overhead, Cabba is shown running about Universe 6 as he tries to recruit another Saiyan to his world's team. Cabba asks his former mentor and Defense Squad Captain to join the team despite a leg injury, but Renso says he is not able to fight like he used to. As a compromise, the elder Saiyan suggests Cabba ask his sister Caulifla to join the team, and the younger boy is not too keen on the idea.
When asked about his aversion, Cabba admits he is not good at dealing with Caulifla. Renso agrees, but the older man does say his sister has the most potential he's ever seen in a warrior - even if she does run around with a gang of punks. In a turn of events, Caulifla seems to act more like the brutish Saiyans of Universe 7 rather than the peaceful race which evolved in Universe 6.
"She may look like a simple punk," Renso says, "but Caulifla's potential power is far beyond my own."
In regards to Broly, fans are not sure what kind of power level Caulifla has when she goes Super Saiyan, but her transformation is uncanny to the Legendary Super Saiyan form. The girl is shown with greenish-yellow hair, bulging muscles and pupil-free eyes. In terms of power, the form is said to be much more powerful than Super Saiyan 3, and the form only continues to increase in power so long as it is used. There is no telling how Goku's Super Saiyan Blue form will compare to the state, but fans will soon find out.
While Caulifla's power can't be compared to Broly right now, there is one thing the two characters do share in common. Toriyama came in clutch yet again with his naming puns when it came to Caulifla. Like all Saiyans, the girl is named after a vegetable, and she was stuck with Cauliflower. The green veggie looks very similar to broccoli, the vegetable which Broly derives his name from.
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Dragon Ball Super's "Universal Survival" saga is part of the recent simulcast agreement that sites like Crunchyroll and Funimation have scored. Dragon Ball Super airs on Crunchyroll Saturdays at 7:15 p.m. CST. Toonami will begin airing the English dub on Adult Swim Saturdays at 11:30 p.m.prev