Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero movie is doing brisk business all around the globe, and there’s a reason behind that. It is a fun movie where Piccolo and Gohan get to shine instead of Goku and Vegeta. And it’s also the movie where we see Gohan’s new form in action!
From the start of Dragon Ball Z, it’s been teased that Gohan had a ton of hidden potential, and he was likely the strongest Saiyan in the story. And it was proven to be true when during the Cell Games arc, Gohan became the first Saiyan ever to unlock the Super Saiyan 2 transformation and officially surpassed his father, Goku. However, that didn’t last long!
He underwent another transformation called “Ultimate Gohan” in the Majin Buu Saga, which we thought was the pinnacle of his power; we were wrong.
In the recent DBS: Super Hero movie, we witnessed just how powerful Gohan is because he just unleashed all his hidden potential in one go! Gohan has a new form, and it looks spic!
What is Gohan’s New Form Called?
Following the Cell Games arc, and during the time skip, Gohan started focusing more on his studies and neglecting his training, which is why he hit a wall regarding his growth. He couldn’t grow beyond a certain point.
Then came the Majin Buu saga, where Elder Kai unlocked his potential, and Gohan achieved the “Potential Unleashed State,” more commonly referred to as the “Ultimate Gohan” form. In this form, he was at his strongest as he was able to overpower opponents like Majin Buu, who even Gotenks in his Super Saiyan 3 state was struggling against.
That’s not all; in his “Ultimate Gohan” form, he is probably more powerful than Goku’s Super Saiyan 3 level. As seen in Dragon Ball Super, he was the first person to make contact with Beerus, the God of Destruction. Even SSJ3 Goku wasn’t able to do that during his fight. Of course, Gohan lost very quickly to Beerus, but it’s worth noting that he was able to land an attack on him in the first place.
After undergoing proper training and regaining control over this form, Gohan fought toe-to-toe against Goku in his Super Saiyan Blue form but lost to Goku’s Super Saiyan Blue Kaioken form. This tells you that Gohan is a beast even among Saiyans and one of the strongest beings in the universe.
Until now, we referred to “Ultimate Gohan” as “Final Gohan,” as we thought this was the pinnacle of his power. But that’s been proven wrong.
Now, Gohan has breached into a new level and underwent another transformation. The new form of Gohan is called “Gohan Beast,” and he really is a beast in this transformation!
In this transformation, Gohan resembles the form Goku takes in his Ultra Instinct transformation. His hair grows longer and spikier like his SSJ2 transformation, but they become light gray while his eyebrows turn white. His eyes become red with black pupils, and he becomes slightly more muscular.
And, of course, his aura displays just how powerful he is now. In his new form, Gohan retains the bluish-white glow in his aura, but there’s also a reddish-magenta inner aura with magenta lightning surrounding his body.
Gohan’s new form is called “Gohan Beast,” and as Akira Toriyama mentioned, the name results from the fact that a beast awakens inside Gohan during this transformation!
How Strong is Gohan Beast?
Gohan Beast is strong, freakishly strong in this transformation!
If you have watched the movie, you would know that we didn’t see much of Gohan in action in his new form. It was just a few minutes, and he didn’t fight much to showcase his newfound strength.
However, one thing is pretty clear. Very few beings in the Dragon Ball series can compete with Gohan when he is in this form.
As I mentioned, when Gohan mastered his “Ultimate Gohan” form in Dragon Ball Super, he was on par with Goku’s Super Saiyan Blue form.
But now, he is at a level beyond that. I am pretty sure that Goku’s SSB transformation won’t be able to keep up with Gohan Beast. That’s how strong he has become!
Although we still don’t know how Gohan would fare against Goku and Vegeta in their Ultra Instinct and Ultra Ego forms, it’s still pretty clear that he will give them a run for their money. But Goku and Vegeta might come out on top because they are born warriors, while Gohan, who is a prodigy, isn’t exactly what you’d call a warrior!
Is Gohan Beast Stronger Than Beerus?
Definitely, not! Not in a million years! There’s no way that Akira Toriyama would ever introduce a character who’s a threat to the God of Destruction. That would completely ruin the story and destroy the Dragon Ball series as we know it.
So, no matter how strong Gohan, Goku, or Vegeta become, they will always stay a considerable level below the God of Destruction.
Is Gohan Beast Stronger Than Ultra Instinct Goku?
That’s a tricky question. We have only seen Gohan’s new form in action in one movie, which was also against Cell Max. Although Cell Max was quite strong, Gohan struggled against him even in his “UItimate form.” And Cell Max was in his imperfect state, so imagine what would have happened if Cell Max was able to achieve his “Perfect form.”
Gohan likely struggled because he hadn’t trained in a while, and his fighting instincts had dulled considerably. If he were at his peak, the outcome would probably be different.
For now, we only have Orange Piccolo and Cell Max as points of reference for Gohan Beast’s strength. We’ll have to wait and see to answer the question more precisely.
However, I think Gohan Beast would be able to go toe-to-toe with Ultra Instinct Goku, but not against Perfect Ultra Instinct. We have already seen Ultimate Gohan fighting and holding his own against SSB Goku, so this new transformation would probably be as good as Ultra Instinct Goku.
Is Gohan Beast Stronger Than Black Frieza?
Now, this is interesting! And this is also a question I don’t have an answer to.
Both the transformations, Frieza’s Black Frieza form and Gohan’s Beast form, are very new. Black Frieza appeared in chapter 87 for a couple of panels, and Gohan’s new form appeared in the movie for a couple of minutes only.
We have no idea what these two characters are now capable of. So, we’ll have to wait and see how powerful these two powerhouses are and whether one is stronger than the other or not!
Is Gohan Beast Stronger Than Broly?
I personally don’t think so. See, Broly, in his Full Powered Super Saiyan state, could hold his own against SSB Gogeta, at least for a while. So, I will assume that Broly, in his fully powered-up state, will prove to be more than a match for Gohan Beast.
Now, Gohan won’t go down easy in this fight. But the more it drags on; the more powerful Broly will come out to be. And now that Broly is on Beerus’ planet, training with Goku and Vegeta under the guidance of Whis, I am sure he will become a bigger powerhouse in the story.
That brings us to the end of this article! Gohan’s new form came as a big surprise to fans worldwide, but it ultimately proves that Gohan is indeed one of the strongest. If he shared his father’s overzealousness to train all the time, he would have surpassed all the Saiyans in the series long ago.
And now that Gohan is back in focus in the story, I hope that Akira Toriyama doesn’t forget about him in the upcoming arcs. He can have Gohan study and work all he wants, but he should also have Gohan keep up with his training, master this new transformation and use it against new foes that will appear in future arcs.
So, do let me know what you think about this new transformation. Do you like Gohan Beast form? Drop your comments below and share the article with your friends!