This article is about the transformation. For the manga chapter, see Super Saiyan?. For the anime volume, see Super Saiyan?! (Volume). For Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 level, see Super Saiyan?! (Level).
Super Saiyan (超サイヤ人) is an advanced transformationassumed by extraordinarily powerful members of the Saiyanrace in the Dragon Ballfranchise, as well as Akira Toriyama's later manga Nekomajin. Humans in Dragon Ball Online can also assume the transformation.
The Super Saiyan form first premiered in April 1991, within chapter 317 of the Dragon Ballmanga, entitled "Life or Death". It also made its anime debut in 1991, first appearing in Dragon Ball Z episode 95, "Transformed at Last". Within Dragon Ball Z, two further transformations, the second and third levels, succeed Super Saiyan, while the premier form also has three additional branch states, which include twoascensions and one that is a mastering of the basic Super Saiyan form.Dragon Ball GT introduced a fourth form, and there are four additional forms related to the Super Saiyan state that appear exclusively in the Dragon Ball Zfilms: False Super Saiyan,Legendary Super Saiyan,Super Saiyan God, and Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan.