The idea of Gohan achieving Super Saiyan 4 is a Fanboys dream. So much so that if you’re out there and you think that people drawing fan art and articles planning for it to be real. Or it is a new phenomenon in the community, then guess what? you’re wrong. There is a picture of Super Saiyan 4 Gohan with glasses off that has been on the internet since 1999.
We the fans didn’t think it was real. I mean we knew it was fake back then but still it goes to show that people wanted this and it’s a cool drawing. But of course, Bandai Namco is very aware of Gohan popularity. Same thing with Bardock same thing with Broly. So, when they came up with Dragon Ball Heroes. They would naturally at some point give Gohan the Super Saiyan 4 transformation.
Now throughout the years, we have seen this Super Saiyan 4 Gohan pop up in various fan manga and various video game. But for the purposes of this post, I want to trace it back to when it first became official in the video game.
Also, you could say the Dragon Ball World which was Dragon Ball Heroes. However, with many things in Dragon Ball Heroes like Broly doing ssj4. Or even more ridiculous things like time breaker Bardock being able to defeat a Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta which is bull.
The idea of Gohan turning Super Saiyan 4 is done purely for fanservice and the story behind him achieving the form is.
Well. it’s filled with more holes than Swiss cheese. In the Dragon Ball Heroes storyline assault on Hell’s Gate.
Gohan Super Saiyan 4 Dragon Ball Heroes
Gohan decided “well, I want to power up” and he goes out into the Wilderness into a mysterious unknown place. Then he tries to attain Super Saiyan 4 and at some point Goku and Vegeta both realize that he successfully was able to reach this transformation. So, they went over to confront him and Goku. Of course, could not believe. But this would be a short-lived celebration because they would soon be attacked by Super Android 17.
Super Android 17 would come back and Towa would appear and fuse Android 18 with Super 17 creating Super Android 18-17. Basically, it’s Super 17 with Android 18 inside of him and Gohan has to help out.
Now the question that I posted is. Yeah, it is cool that Gohan hit this transformation but this kinda contradicts Dragon Ball GT just a bit. Remember, Dragon Ball GT the only way to achieve Super Saiyan 4 is nothing to do with training your body to achieve it.
It is not like the previous transformations or you don’t have to do a ritual like the God from, that’s not how it works. With Super Saiyan 4, you have to have a tail and you have to absorb a certain number of brutes wave or blood wave. Whichever way you want to pronounce it in order to become a great ape. Then eventually transform into Super Saiyan 4.
The reason why Goten and Trunks don’t have tails is that they were never born with one. But Gohan was born with a tail, so the idea of Gohan to able to regrow his tail is not that far fetched.
Also, the idea that Gohan may have borrowed Bulma’s machine to do it is again kind of make sense out of the ordinary.
Dragon Ball GT Super Saiyan 4 Gohan
However, the thing is that Dragon Ball GT itself somewhat contradicts this within the actual series and within the lure of what Super Saiyan 4 is. Case and point, watch Dragon Ball GT episode 55 in Japanese Vegeta and Bulma. Vegeta goes on to say he was able to achieve the golden great ape form with the blood waves.
But he couldn’t mutate because he still had babies blood inside of him. So, what does that mean? Does that mean that you have to be 100% pure blood to achieve Super Saiyan 4.? That actually makes sense, that actually has some evidence behind it.
Or could it be Tuffle’s blood prevents you from hitting the Super Saiyan 4 form? We really do not know, but GT certainly implied that only pure blood could achieve it. Then again what you have to remember is that Dragon Ball Heroes and these video games that really make no logical sense. This was done just as pure fan service for the Gohan fan, in fact, during that entire Arc in Dragon Ball Heroes.
Super Saiyan 4 Gohan Episode
The adult Gohan from GT was wearing his purple outfit from The Cell games. This is because they knew that, back then teen Gohan was the one everybody loved and everybody thinks is badass. So, they decide to put that in there has an extra layer of fan service.
Anyways, let me know your thoughts down below, do you have any theories has to how Gohan may have achieved the form. Do you think Vegeta was miss calculating when he thought Baby’s blood being inside of him.? What are your overall thoughts.? be sure to check out the last five minutes of Dragon Ball GT Episode 55 in Japanese.