The legendary Warrior / Saiyan

Broly, The legendary Super Saiyan

On Namek, we are referring to a warrior that appears every 1000 years and it turns out to be Son Goku. But in Broly's movie, the real Legendary Super Saiyan is actually Broly. So what about it?

In fact, yes, it's the same. Basically, after have seen all the Super Saiyan's friends in the next saga getting along also as a Super Saiyan, the Toei had to find a way to show a unique Legendary Saiyan.

The legend of the Super Saiyan-jin

It's referred in the Namek saga. In fact, it is a unique and ultimate warrior. A reasonable end for Dragan Ball would have been Son Goku becoming the Legendary Super Saiyain, killing off the strongest warrior in the universe. But as the author has been forced to continue, other could have had the ability to turn to a Super Saiyan as well and finally Freezer turns out to be not that strong.

No way he could be the Legendary Super Saiyan! There’d be one Super Saiyan every 1000 years. He would go beyond the limits… but… this can’t be right… it’s not true, it’s a legend…
(Vegeta talking about Son Goku Manga 24)
(Background picture: a full moon)
Su… Super Saiyan..?! The legendary warrior told as the most powerful warrior… That’s him the Saiyan Freeza was so afraid of !!
(Jeece, Manga 24)
A true Super Saiyan enjoys blood and fights...
(Captain Ginyu, Manga 24)
We must wipe out all the Super Saiyan somehow…
(King Cold, Manga 28)
I was naturally peaceful, but the anger makes me be another person, a legendary warrior...
I am Son Goku, the Super Saiyan-jin!!
(Son Goku, Manga 27)

The Super Saiyan is finally a simple transformation. Afterwards, it became only a level of transformation, the one we call SSJ1 (Super Saiyan-jin level 1).
The design of Son Goku’s hair, which was very luminous and smooth showing the lotus (the 1000 petals), changes to yellow streaks.

The Legendary warrior, the Legendary Saiyan-jin

This very Legendary Warrior is quoted from the Movie 8, and Broly has been chosen to be it.
In Toei’s mind, it must have been the following: In Freezer’s saga, we are talking about a legendary Super Saiyan, and it turns out to be son Goku, who is able to transform. But during the cyborgs’ saga, pretty much everybody is able to transform, which makes Son Goku not a Legendary case… From that, a Legendary warrior is born to be The very Legendary one. Although it has never been referred in the movie that especially “one appears every 1000 years”.

Therefore remains this question: What is the Legendary warrior, and who is it, does it exist!?

Originally, we were thinking based on Freezer saga that the Legendary warrior existed and it was Son Goku. But afterwards, other warriors were able to turn SSJ1, so we had to call it into questions.
There are the possible solutions. You must know that this theory is none of a truthful statement; it’s only a matter of taste.

In the first hand, the legendary warrior would be a Saiyan who go beyond other’s limits and in this instance, it is clearly Son Goku: Level 1 of SSJ, then SSJ2, SSJ3!
Vegeta always caught him up, but then. And Goku is the only one able to turn SSJ3. Obviously, the fusions and half-Saiyans do not count.
First conclusion: Son Goku is the Legendary warrior.
On the other hand, the definition of being legendary is to naturally dispose extraordinary skills without doing anything.
This clearly points Broly and not Son Goku
Second conclusion: Broly is the Legendary warrior.

Broly’s case

Broly has two transformations
Warning: The millennium term is bad for the muscles.

In the movie, Broly is called the Legendary warrior.

Broly has his own transformations’ system. Even though it looks like the existing SSJ transformations, the level power out of it is way higher.

1. Untransformed. 2. Violet or dark blue hair, SSJ halo, blue or back eyes.
This SSJ halo without the normal SSJ hair is certainly due to Paragus’ power limiter.
3. SSJ1, without limiter. Cf. Movie: "Broly’s return" 4. Legendary Super Saiyan-jin (SSJL): “Kind of” USSJ (Trunk’s transformation with big muscles) but without the slowness problem; enormous muscles, blank eyes.
It is this very transformation that makes him the unique Legendary warrior.

In the movie 8, he has the level 1 of transformation, 2 then he goes to 4.
In the movie 10, he’s sleeping in level 1 of transformation, comes in the level 3 and finally goes to 4
In the movie 11, we won’t talk about it. He barely appears, he is a clone and the movie is worse than ever.

Super skills

Here are the skills that make him a unique being:

Broly had a power equals to 10,000 units when he was born. This is close to the adult Saiyan elites.

Broly has an endless energy that is constantly renewing which is not Son Goku’s case who always goes back to a normal state (Cf. Buu saga and DBGT even if it’s a heresy).
This deduction comes from the first movie; he has so much energy that he is randomly throwing attacks.

He attacks using green power balls, and in the movie 10 powerful power balls that come from huge green halo concentrated in his hand, in the shape of a circle that is decreasing in size.

Broly has extraordinary stamina, especially transformed as a Legendary level.
Power balls slip over him, the Kamehameha does not affect him. Direct hits even connected just barely push his head back.
He is not invincible though, he even got beaten. However, at this time, he has a degree of invincibility.

Broly has a weak punch. Indeed. In the movie 10, he’s fighting against untransformed Saiyans and he barely got them scratched… disappointing. But if it was fighting with decent power, the heroes would have gotten killed at the beginning.

His injuries

It’s relevant to analyze how Broly has been beaten. For an invincible being, he got his ass ripped.

Untransformed with limiters, he’s barely bleeding after a direct kick in the head. Most of the time, he has been only grazed except in the following cases.

After he was born, he got stabbed but we can see where in the body neither the injury afterwards. But he was bleeding (scratches); once again, no scars.
Some are arguing that his old injury, when he was stabbed, has been re-opened after Son Goku’s ultimate punch at the end of the fight. This theory belongs to them.

After the first movie, Broly’s chest got pierced by Goku, which “cracked” him. We must notice that in the same movie, he also gets cracked before turning to his Legendary SSJ level
A spurt of dark green blood goes out his chest and as Goku is following his punch ripped off his thorax. His head also cracked then breaks into pieces. Everywhere from his body comes out light and Broly ends up collapsing. No less.

In the movie 10, he came back in a good shape as he hasn’t only blood traces in his head. He seems exhausted.
When we see him fighting, he has scars all over his chest and back. As it’s the rest of Goku’s last punch. With a LOT of imagination, we could say that Goku has “only” skewered him and therefore Broly has healed himself (hum. an authentic Namek…)

At the end, the ultimate Kamehameha push him back, and without any logical reasons, his heart explodes... Once again, a spurt of green blood, and he finished into the sun.

Hair color

Broly has nothing to be envious of Bulma’s hair. He changes his hair all the time! His hair size and color are generally random. Here is a summary.

The purpose of this analysis is to figure out what his real hair color is. And it’s none of easy thing to do because the color changes according to the light. proof here:

Here is Broly in a normal state. He has BLACK hair. Not violet. When you see violet hair, it’s due to the light. Broly has normal black hair like any other Saiyans.
Here is Broly during a flash-back showing his violent nature. The scene seems to be in the space, where his father and he aven’t any problem to breath.
He has brown hair and then white/red hair due to the light. He sounds in SSJ1 level.
We won’t consider any flash-back scenes. It appears on those last one that the hair has different colors: in the flash-back when he was a baby, he, his father and the King Vegeta has blue or bright mauve hair.
Other flash back with normal colorization, when his father puts the limiter. The colors is identical as following.
Broly tried to get his power out, but the limiter... limits him.
Except the third picture (I vote error from the colo), he has violet, mauve and blue hair color... and his hair corresponds to the SSJ1 transformation.
This is clearly the example of the SSJ1 hair color with the effect of the limiter. It seems that the Toei has confirmed that by the way.
Here goes the legendary transformation. He transformed as the same time he destroyed the limiter.
All along the movie, he has green hair color which is different than the normal SSJ hair color.
In certain scene, he has yellow bright eyebrows... but not every time.
His eyes are white all the time. If he had white eyes in the previous paragraph, this was because because he was turning to a Legendary SSJ.
Some are still arguing that the green hair color from the first was due to the limiter, that’s why he has yellow hair color in the next movies. The problem is he has no longer the limiter when he’s Legendary SSJ. We could say that the limiter’s effects remains changing his hair color but it’s not very “shonen”. Generally in the manga, the effects of a thing disappear with it.
Let’s go through the other movie. At the beginning, it seems to be legendary with green hair. Then he goes back to SSJ1 with yellow hair and finally goes back to a normal state to sleep in the ice.
Then, he attacks with yellow hair in SSJ1 level. It’s a normal color which is pretty natural because he hasn’t got any limiters.
His hair is also shorter.
Then, he turns to the legendary SSJ without any remorse copying the exact same picture as the movie 8
However, his hair color is definitively yellow. Damn! Why?
Let’s finish with his attacks and the final Kamehameha. In fact, while he’s lighted by its own attack, his hair color goes green. What do we get from this? Has Broly sometimes a green halo changing his hair color? Is this green color a coincidence with the previous movie?
Frankly… it’s your opinion.

When he died, he has black and white color, graphical effect.