In the movie Dragon Ball Super: Broly, we saw the true and terrible extent of the powers of a Legendary Super Saiyan, being able to evolve from the level of an ordinary Super Saiyan to overcome a Super Saiyan God in a matter of a few minutes of combat. Although he found his power limit when facing Gogeta SSJ Blue, Broly could be even more powerful if he still had a Saiyan tail, right?
In the Dragon Ball story, Saiyans are born with monkey-like tails. These Saiyans, when exposed to a large amount of light reflected from some satellite – natural as the Moon or not – called Blutz Waves, can transform into an Oozaru.
In this form, the Saijains take the form of a giant gorilla and have the power multiplied by ten. Some Saiyans manage to control this form and remain rational, while others, mainly without training, have seen monsters of pure destruction.
When that tail is removed, the Saiyan loses the ability to transform into a giant ape … But not forever. In several cases, the tail ends up growing again. It was even what happened to Broly, according to the novelization of the film.
Because of this, Broly’s father, Paragus, had to cut Broly’s tail repeatedly. Since even in the “human” form Broly was already unstable, in the form of Oozaru he would probably destroy the planet itself and end up dying in space, killing everything that was with him.
But at some point, the Saiyan’s tail stops growing. According to Akira Toriyama, the creator of the series, once the Saiyan reaches a specific level of power, the body starts to feel that the tail is unnecessary, even because it offers a disadvantage in case the tail is hit or pinched.
As soon as the Saiyan goes beyond the natural limit of the Oozaru’s power (10x the “normal” power of a Saiyan without the Zenkai), the Saiyan’s body simply starts to consider the tail an unnecessary appendage.
And as Broly quickly reached a very high level for being the Legendary Super Saiyan, his body eventually stopped producing more tails after the cuts made by Paragus.
Of course, the real reason for the absence of the tails is that Toriyama simply did not like to draw them … But at least we have an answer within the Dragon Ball universe as well.
Dragon Ball Super is currently on hiatus. The anime ended in March 2018 with the end of the Tournament of Power.
It is worth mentioning, however, that the manga continues to be published monthly with unprecedented adventures.
In this new phase, Goku and Vegeta face a new challenge: Granolah, the survivor. This character suffered at the hands of the Saiyans at the behest of Freeza in the past, and now seeks revenge.
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