Super Saiyan 5, a fan-created concept, has similarities to Ultra Instinct in Dragon Ball Super, giving fans their imagined version of Super Saiyan 5. Ultra Instinct gives Goku powers that surpass even those of gods, similar to those imagined for Super Saiyan 5, and aesthetically, both forms change the Saiyan’s hair to white/silver. The concept of Super Saiyan 5 was teased in Dragon Ball GT, but the differences between Super Saiyan 5 and Ultra Instinct are enough to make the comparison controversial among fans. However, both forms represent the pinnacle of power in the Dragon Ball universe.
While the real world myth about Super Saiyan 5 disappointingly proved to be non-compliant in Dragon ball saga, the seemingly godlike form was essentially added to the series with Ultra Instinct. While Goku’s Ultra Instinct is officially its own transformation series, a closer look reveals many similarities to fan ideas for a potential Super Saiyan 5.
Super Saiyan 5 originated as fan art drawn by artist David Montiel Franco. When this image spread around the internet in the late 90s and early 2000s, the current Dragon Ball anime going on at the time was Dragon Ball GT, which debuted in 1996 in Japan, a series that introduced with fans about Super Saiyan 4. It seems that Following the aesthetic of Super Saiyan 4, Super Saiyan 5 depicts the Saiyan (who was later revealed by Franco to be an original character named Tablos) in a more primitive form with hair long and fur covers most of the body. This form also gives the Saiyan white/silver hair.
Dragon Ball’s Ultra Instinct is similar to Franco’s Super Saiyan 5
Although just a fan-made photo related to the fake Dragon Ball series called Dragon Ball AF, the Super Saiyan 5 image carries with it the promise of a power unlike anything human. fans have seen before. Even though Super Saiyan 5 ended up being a hoax, fans still essentially have a version of that form in the current Dragon Ball lore, or at least, the version that fans imagine that they would get the ‘real’ Super Saiyan 5.
In Akira Toriyama and Toyotarou’s Dragon Ball Super, Goku and Vegeta have unlocked divine power, not only in the extremely powerful Super Saiyan Blue form but also at levels of power previously only available to gods and Only angels exist. Vegeta achieved the power used by the God of Destruction known as Ultra Ego, but it was Goku’s achievement that was truly notable, as he essentially created the canon Super Saiyan 5 through the use of Instinct Super.
Like the power that Super Saiyan 5 is said to hold, Ultra Instinct gives one strength that surpasses that of a god, which has been proven true by Lord Beerus, who has yet to commit suicide. I unlocked that special ability. Plus, aesthetically, it’s not too far-fetched. Instead of the Super Saiyan 4 hairstyle and long fur seemingly derived from Super Saiyan 5, Ultra Instinct keeps Goku’s appearance relatively similar. However, just as Super Saiyan 5 turns Saiyans’ hair white/silver, Ultra Instinct changes Goku’s hair to a similar color, albeit a bit shinier/silver than Super’s more prominent white. Saiyan 5.
Dragon Ball GT has revealed Super Saiyan 5
What’s interesting is that in the Dragon Ball GT episode “The Prince’s Heart”, the idea of Super Saiyan 5 was brought up. Bulma has determined that Saiyans must be exposed to something called Blutz Waves to obtain the Super Saiyan 4 transformation and has developed a machine that can apply these waves to Vegeta. Bulma speculates that this powerful source could even allow him to surpass Super Saiyan 4, leaving Vegeta surprised at the possibility of Super Saiyan 5. The dialogue plays out slightly differently in the dub, and Bulma is the one in question going Super Saiyan 5, but the idea is posited in both versions of the episode, even though Vegeta (obviously) never gets such a transformation.
Despite the similarities, the differences between Super Saiyan 5 and Ultra Instinct are enough to make this comparison unclear and may even make some fans uncomfortable. However, Ultra Instinct’s nature has proven to be the pinnacle of power, power that even gods would struggle to possess. When fans saw the Super Saiyan 5 fan art for the first time, the feeling it gave was that this was the final and most powerful form a Saiyan could have. can be achieved. While there will certainly be an even greater level of power than Ultra Instinct in the future, as it stands, it’s what ultimately dictates how powerful a character can be in the game. Dragon ball universe, and that’s enough to make it comparable to the fan-made legend Super Saiyan 5.