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Are you ready now to witness a power not seen for thousands of years? Dragon Ball Z is mainly known for its epic transformations, now which transformations stand among the best of the best. I'm going to be giving my top 5 Dragon Ball Z transformations. Now, this isn't just limited to Saiyans, basically what that means, if Zarbon had an epic transformation that I found was really cool, Zarbon would in fact make it on this list. However, that is just not the case and Zarbon will not be making appearance on this list. One more thing to keep in mind is that this is my opinion and if Broly isn't on this list do not turn into a Super Saiyan 5 and destroy me. So, let’s begin with the list.
5. Super Janemba
Now what is not to love about the transformation from Janemba to Super Janemba. The only reason this transformation is not higher up is because we didn't have much time with it, we didn't really get to see a backstory behind the transformation. But with that said, we all know that it is a movie transformation and with movie transformations they are limited with what they can do. But Super Janemba is definitely my favorite when it comes to movie transformations.
4. Majin Vegeta
What I love about this form is the backstory. We all know the Vegeta doesn't look much different besides from the M on his head and he gets buff, I guess what I truly love about this form is the backstory. It essentially is saying for seven years since Goku has died, Vegeta has been training, he has been training and as hard as he possibly can and then when Goku comes back for one day and one day only, Vegeta sees he is still no match for Goku, Goku is miles above his level and the only way Vegeta can gain the power to beat Goku is through the use of Babidi. Vegeta is not gonna let up this chance, he has been waiting seven years, there is absolutely no way he is going to let this chance slip by, so, he needs the help of Babidi to reawaken the evil and reawaken the power that is in the Saiyan Prince's heart. I also love the fact that Vegeta was under mind control, mind control! and he still did whatever he wanted to because he is the Saiyan Prince. After Majin Vegeta's massive fight with Super Saiyan 2 Goku, he goes on to confront Buu and blows himself up, to protect the people that he cares about. If that doesn't show character development from a man that was going to blow up the earth to trying to save the earth, I don't know what does.
3. Frieza Final Form
Now I'm looking at this, coming directly from third form Frieza. If you follow through with the forms of Frieza, so you have first form Frieza, who is fairly standard you know not very tall not very muscley then you go into second form Frieza, his horns turn vertical, he gets quadrillions of times larger and overall he just has a more menacing appearance than first form Frieza then you move on to third form Frieza. Now, third form Frieza is very interesting, we didn't see much of him when you compare him to say second form Frieza but I feel like third form Frieza is very unique in that his design sets up perfectly for what is about to happen in his fourth transformation. I remember Krillin having this vivid imagination of what final form Frieza would look like and it was pretty much Frieza's third form with like a longer tongue, longer head and more spikes, pretty much a more menacing looking version of Frieza. But, what did we get instead, we got one of the most badass iconic designs in the entire series and I'm so happy Akira Toriyama went the route of simplistic little did everyone know this would be a trend made by Akira Toriyama that would follow through to battle of gods and the revival of Frieza.
2. Gohan Super Saiyan 2
This has to be one of the most beautiful moments in the entire franchise. Gohan as an 11 year old child is standing there helplessly watching his father, his mentor, his friends get beat to death by these cell juniors. The only way Gohan can stop the slaughter is by doing it himself, he tries to bring out the power alone but he fails. Cells simply looks at him and says "you can't beat me by powering up", when cells said that to Gohan I literally got goose bumps everywhere. Little did I know that there would be a lot more goosebumps to come throughout the rest of the story. It was when Android 16 was thrown by Hercule in front of Gohan telling Gohan that the only way to survive pretty much, the only way to live peacefully is to destroy cell. Cell hear's what Android 16 is saying to Gohan and he is not happy, he crushes Android 16 head and then Gohan awakens. Thus turning Gohan into a Super Saiyan 2 and let me tell you everything is perfect: the music is perfect, the animation is perfect and Gohan scream is perfect. Events like these in Dragon Ball Z, I can literally watch over and over again and I'll still get goosebumps. I will still feel the same way as I felt when I first saw.
1. Goku Super Saiyan 3
Coming at the number one spot is the man Goku to date has hands down the best transformation in the entire series. This transformation alone single-handedly made the Buu arc one of my favorite sagas of all time. It starts off with Goku's base, he then explains to buu his levels of transformation he then goes to Super Saiyan 1 then to 2 and then everyone thought he was going to fight it Super Saiyan level 2 but Goku has been training for seven years then you better expect one hell of a transformation. Now, I know this transformation doesn't have a deep story to it but when you look at it as a transformation then you have to realize that single-handedly this transformation is the most epic transformation in the entire series so far. The earth is shaking, Goku has been screaming for 10 minutes and the music, the music is at its peak and when he finally transforms you get classic Dragon Ball Z one-on-one Goku versus Buu. The only thing disappointing about seeing Goku reaching Super Saiyan 3, was not seeing Vegeta reach Super Saiyan 3. This moment single-handedly transformed Dragon Ball Z into something of its own. Super Saiyan 3 was the face of Dragon Ball Z for over 20 years until battle of gods came out and that is why Super Saiyan 3 is my favorite transformation.
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