Over its lifetime, the Dragon Ball franchise has made a habit out of ignoring the Super Saiyan 4 form wherever possible, but the power boost does have its moments. Thanks to series like Dragon Ball Heroes, the ape-inspired transformation does get used often enough, but few changes have been made to Super Saiyan 4 since it debuted back in the day. That all changed recently when the state was given a major overhaul for the latest Super Dragon Ball Heroes arc, and the Super Saiyan 4 evolution has been given an official name.
For those who aren't caught up with the ordeal, Super Saiyan 4 is getting an upgrade. Recently, the Dragon Ball fandom rose up when some artwork was released depicting a new version of Super Saiyan 4. It did not take long before fans were informed the artwork was legit, and it turns out the evolution's name is a bit of a mouthful.
According to new reports, the new version of the form is called Super Full Power Super Saiyan 4: Limit Breakthrough (or Broken). As you can see, the name is a long one, but it does wrap up what the evolution is doing. The base form of Super Saiyan 4 taps into the Super Saiyan power found in a Golden Great Ape. By shrinking that down in size, Goku and Vegeta become hugely powerful when they go Super Saiyan 4, and this new form is even more powerful.
“Super Full Power SS4: Limit Breakthrough” is the term they use for this SS4 variation... they just had to troll tease us with that red aura 😔
Cards still looking fresh tho. And in the spirit of SDBH we have yet another SS4 UR line-up 🤩 https://t.co/kERZB7kqNv— Lightning (@lightning446) July 19, 2020
As you can see above, the title came from the Twitter user lightning446 who translated the new form's name. The English version was shared after the Japanese title surfaced online on a new Dragon Ball Heroes card. The arcade card shows Goku and Vegeta powered up in their new state, and fans expect to see it pop up in the anime soon.
After all, Super Dragon Ball Heroes pursued an anime in the first place for promotion. The promotional series aims to hype upcoming characters, forms, and storylines for the arcade game. Dragon Ball Heroes may not be as popular in the West as it is overseas, but its stories have kept fans satiated in the wake of Dragon Ball Super's end. So whether or not you call it canon, this new form of Super Saiyan 4 has the fandom's eyes on it.
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