Hello guys, I want to discuss a question that has been on the minds of Dragon Ball fans for a while now.
With the upcoming Dragon Ball Super Broly movie, this question is becoming even more relevant. That question is: How Vegeta became a Super Saiyan God in Dragon Ball Super anime?
Was It The Saiyan Ritual?
For context here, when Goku first became a Super Saiyan God he used the Super Saiyan God ritual.
The ritual was taught to him by Shenron during the movie Dragon Ball Z Battle of Gods and Dragon Ball super retelling of it.
This ritual required 6 pure-hearted Saiyans, with five of them pouring their hearts into it. The 6 would become the Super Saiyan God.
However, this was only a temporary transformation. During his fight against Beerus, Goku absorbed the power of the God form.
This increased his base power and as a result, made his Super Saiyan forms even stronger. With that being the case it seemed that Goku would never use this transformation again.
As we see in the Dragon Ball super manga Goku uses this Godly form in his fight against Hit during the tournament of Power.
Interestingly, Vegeta would also go on to use this form in the next Arc during the fight against Goku black.
Although these forms did not reappear in the anime at first during the tournament of power.
Goku once again became a Super Saiyan God as we see in the promotional material for the upcoming Dragon Ball Super Broly movie.
Vegeta will also become a God. However, unlike Goku Vegeta was never shown performing the God ritual on screen.
Rather we see him training with Goku under the tutelage of Whis. Then both of them are shown having the higher form of Super Saiyan blue in Resurrection F.
Super Saiyan God Vegeta
So how could Vegeta have achieved God Form? Well, the first method would have to be the God ritual. But as I said before we never saw Vegeta do this on-screen.
Furthermore, I don’t think that Vegeta would actually subject himself to the ritual. Especially when we consider what he says in the anime about wanted to surpass Goku through his own efforts.
This is further reiterated by Goku when we first see Vegeta become a Super Saiyan blue. Goku says that Vegeta achieved it on his own without using the help of other Saiyans.
So this would effectively rule out the possibility of Vegeta using the ritual. So then how exactly would Vegeta achieve this form?
How Vegeta became a Super Saiyan God?
Vegeta became a Super Saiyan God by undergoing intense training with Whis the Angel of universe 7 thus he learns how to have perfect Ki control like Goku.
I think this ties into how Goku is able to use the God form again later on. As we saw in the golden Frieza Arc, Goku and Vegeta trained under Whis to achieve higher levels of power.
To become a greater Mastery of ki control for Super Saiyan blue form which they achieve during their training.
So that reflects by being a form that focuses on a calm mind and which control to bring about greater power.
This was initially foreshadowed when Vegeta came to Whis looking for training. Whis told Vegeta that he could possibly surpass Goku with greater ki control.
Then if we Flash Forward to shortly before Goku and Vegeta achieving their blue forms. Whis explains how the two of them needed to power up their key within their bodies without letting it leak out.
This is when the two of them clashed and saw their first glimpses of blue. Whis sent them into a dimension within his staff. That was much like the Hyperbolic Time Chamber.
Super Saiyan Bule Ki Control
Once again the concept of ki control was a big factor here as the two of them could not even move, until they powered up their ki within their bodies.
As Whis instructed it was after this that Vegeta remarks about the incredible pressure he felt from God Ki.
Thus, based upon the evidence it appears to be through this further Mastery if ki control that Goku and Vegeta learn to manipulate God ki at will.
While we never see it happen on screen. I believe this is also where they learn to access the Super Saiyan God forms at will.
Dragon Ball Super Continuities Of Screen
Now as we know the anime and manga of super have different continuities. So it’s possible that the versions differ on when they achieve the forms.
However, I think that Goku’s description of blue that he tells the Frieza was a pretty big hint of how they unlocked their God forms.
Goku says that Super Saiyan Blue is a form that comes when someone with the power of a Super Saiyan God becomes a Super Saiyan.
In fact, the original name for blue was Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan. So while the whole thing is pretty convoluted.
It seems that Goku is saying that the user becomes a Super Saiyan God and then is Super Saiyan on top of that. That’s from this explanation it would seem that Super Saiyan God is a prerequisite for the blue form.
So while we never see Vegeta become this form in the anime version until the new Broly movie. It would seem like in the current continuity that he and Goku achieved it before Resurrection F. We did get the chance to see it in the manga.
I think the reason we didn’t see it in the anime before now may have come down to Direction and how the writer’s interpreted Goku absorbing the God form.
There definitely seem to be some back and forth on these ideas while the series progressed.
But neither case it seems as both the anime and manga continuities converged in the firm has once again made its return.
So in conclusion based upon the evidence, I believe that Vegeta likely achieves this form during his training with Whis before Resurrection F.
While it’s possible that another answer will be supplied in the future. It seems like the most logical point where it could have happened.
Although the question remains as to why they didn’t use these forms in the anime after this point, Dragon Ball Super isn’t exactly new too logical inconsistencies in their storylines.
Just look at some of the things that Vegeta’s son Future Trunks did during his arc. Spirit Bomb sword, So what do you guys think.
Do you agree with this explanation where do you think that Vegeta may have achieved it? Let me know down below.