|Super Saiyan 2|
|Rōmaji||Niban Sūpā Saiya-jin|
|Literal English||Super Saiyan Number Two|
|Type||Ki, Super Saiyan|
Super Saiyan 2 (超サイヤ人 二番, Niban Sūpā Saiya-jin; lit., "Super Saiyan Number Two"), also known as the Ascended Saiyan (上昇イヤ人, Jōshō Saiya-jin) is the second official Super Saiyan transformation. While the method of achieving this state is almost exactly the same as the first Super Saiyan, the physical enhancements granted by Super Saiyan 2 are far beyond that of the first form.
Super Saiyans have the ability to become Super Saiyan 2 after mastering their base Super Saiyan state. Once that is done and extreme emotional upheaval, much like the first transformation, is required to jolt awake the Super Saiyan 2 form.
Like with the first transformation, the Super Saiyan 2 form completely changes the user's personality. Unlike the first form, however, it not only brings back the ruthless and unforgiving Saiyan nature, it magnifies it, making the user seem almost cold-hearted. In doing so, it completely negates the personality mastery achieved by the Full-Power Super Saiyan technique. Like with the previous transformation, though, this change can be brought under control with sufficient training.
Super Saiyan 2 also greatly increases the energy output, causing the Saiyan's energy to skyrocket in comparison to the normal Super Saiyan. This form is by far more powerful than even the Super Saiyan form's advancements (Ascended Super Saiyan and Ultra Super Saiyan). Strength and speed also vastly increase to more than double what it was in Super Saiyan.
The transformation into a Super Saiyan 2 does not change much, physically, from that of the first stage Super Saiyan transformation. Like with the first transformation, the user's hair stands straight up and becomes golden, however, the hair seems to lengthen somewhat and becomes far more rigid, giving it an almost flame-like appearance, but much less than the Ascended Super Saiyan and the Ultra Super Saiyan. Muscle mass increases slightly as well, defining the Saiyan's physique more. The energy aura also changes somewhat, becoming even more violent than the first Super Saiyan form and gaining electrical pulses around it.
Beyond Super Saiyan 2 Edit
- Main article: Super Saiyan 3
There is one more form that goes beyond the Super Saiyan 2. It is the pinnacle of Super Saiyan power and is known as Super Saiyan 3.
- Going Great Ape while in Super Saiyan 2 or transforming into the state after becoming a Great Ape simply results in a Golden Great Ape.