'Dragon Ball Super' Reveals Kale's Super Saiyan Weakness

Dragon Ball Super's manga is heating up its Tournament of Power with the latest, and biggest, change from the original anime series' events as a Super Saiyan Kale begins eliminating universes left and right.

But these changes also highlight a major weakness of Kale's raging Saiyan power: that she can't control it (and it will slowly lead to her death), so the focus on power leaves her unable to deal with incoming attacks fast enough.

After turning Super Saiyan, Kale swiftly eliminates the remaining fighters from Universes 2,3,4 and 10. When she turns her attention to Universe 11, and even her own Universe 6, Vegeta figures out (as well as the Unverse 11's fighters) figure out that Kale's new form that emphasizes power means she does not have the speed or skill to defend from attacks well enough.

It's like Super Trunks' musclebound form, but Kale's addition disadvantage is that her lack of control leaves her basically without thought and the power's slowly killing her from the inside as it drains her stamina quickly. But before Kale can be defeated, Cabba gets the Potara earring on her successfully.

This saves Kale and Caulifla, as they merge into Kefla, but this also eliminates Cabba in the process. The lack of time between Super Saiyan Kale and her becoming Kefla also means that Caulfila is the reason Kale stomps rampaging, rather than Kale figuring out her power herself in the anime series.

This may stunt Kale's growth even further, meaning that she'll never get the chance to overcome this weakness in the manga. Especially when factoring in the faster pace of the events.

If you are interested in the anime series, Dragon Ball Super is currently airing its English dub on Adult Swim during the Toonami programming block Saturday evenings at 9:30 p.m. It is also available to stream on Funimation and Amazon Video. The Japanese language release of the series is complete, and available to stream on Funimation, VRV, and Crunchyroll.

If you want to catch up with the English dub, the first 52 episodes of Dragon Ball Super are now available to stream on FunimationNOW, VRV, and available to purchase on Amazon Video as well. The 52 episodes span the full range of what has aired in the North America and covers the "Battle of Gods" arc, "Revival of F" arc, the "Universe 6" arc, and bringing the series right up to the current TV airings of the "Future Trunks" arc.

Dragon Ball Super: Broly will focus on the Saiyans, the "origins of Goku's power," and has been confirmed to feature a rebooted take on the famous raging Saiyan Broly.The first trailer for the upcoming film has been released and has received an overwhelming positive response as the first impression of the new Broly battling Goku, Vegeta, and Freeza just built an incredible amount of hype.

Dragon Ball Super: Broly, is set to release this December in Japan and January in the United States. The film is described as such:


"This is the story of a new Saiyan. Earth is peaceful following the Tournament of Power. Realizing that the universes still hold many more strong people yet to see, Goku spends all his days training to reach even greater heights. Then one day, Goku and Vegeta are faced by a Saiyan called 'Broly' who they've never seen before. The Saiyans were supposed to have been almost completely wiped out in the destruction of Planet Vegeta, so what's this one doing on Earth? This encounter between the three Saiyans who have followed completely different destinies turns into a stupendous battle, with even Freeza (back from Hell) getting caught up in the mix."