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In the world of Dragon Ball, there are a variety of different tiers. As you might expect, most people in this universe follow the typical power rankings that we see everywhere else in life- with some exceptions here and there. The word “tier” is used to refer to an individual’s rank within their respective “tier” or group; for example, being at Tier One means that they’re among the best fighters on Earth after Goku defeated Piccolo Jr.
Although one person can be stronger than another by virtue of training experience alone (as seen when Vegeta trains himself), it would seem as though genetics also play a role during those moments where two individuals have never trained together and yet still manage to produce results unlike any other.
Here is a tier list based on the levels of power in Dragon Ball:
Tier One- Goku, Piccolo Jr., Vegeta, Krillin. Tier Two- Tien Shinhan, Yamcha, King Kai. Tier Three- Chiaotzu. Tier Four- Chaotzu (Different spelling than above), Raditz. Tier Five- Bulma; Master Roshi; Kami’s Lookout Guard; Earthlings Nappa and Bardock at their strongest moments ever shown in the series.”
Goku is admittedly the most powerful fighter in Dragon Ball, but his pure Saiyan status does not necessarily dictate that he will always be stronger than every single opponent he faces throughout the series. In fact, there are moments where other characters express shock at how strong Goku has become and it becomes clear that they were previously unaware of this new power level. This includes Vegeta when he saw Goku training with God for a year and Piccolo when Goku last fought him. Vegeta also believes that he has become stronger than Goku, but his pride and arrogance lead to him underestimating the power of Namekian warriors in general which is what led to Vegeta’s ultimate defeat at the hands of Frieza.
Bulma being a Tier Five Saiyan might come as a surprise given her involvement with training Gohan for combat purposes during Dragon Ball Z.
This was most likely because she knew about Krillin’s death and wanted no one else close to her dying again like Marron had before. Bulma even comments on this situation by saying “I don’t want anything bad happening.. I can handle it myself.” However, after witnessing Krillin die due to not having any combat skills whatsoever, Bulma finally decides to train Gohan.
The Saiyan, Goku, was born on Earth and so he is less powerful than a pure-blooded Saiyan who has lived their life in Planet Vegeta or even if they were born and raised on the planet as well. However, by training with King Kai for four years (and combining that with his already enhanced physiology), Goku’s power had become comparable to a low level Super Saiyan and could defeat any warrior from Frieza’s army of henchmen without too much effort put forth. After completing this training regimen under King Kai himself, Goku became stronger still after being given advanced knowledge about fighting techniques through mental telepathy from Grand Elder Guru which allowed him to push past the limitations of the Super Saiyans at his power level as he had surpassed them long ago.
In the first arc of Dragon Ball GT, it is revealed that Goku maxes out at Super Saiyan three in terms of peak output and must rely on a certain technique called “Super Saiyan rage” to transform into Super Saiyan four or five after this point (although even then, his power does not increase from what it was when he transformed). In addition to being able to turn past the limitations of the base form’s strength-level once reaching maximum capacity with their ability, pure saiyans also have an intense control over their transformations should they wish for more than just one: be it due to boredom or because they want some extra energy during battle. This means that while there are only four stages of Super Saiyan, a pure saiyan can turn into the form at will and not be locked to just one.
In summary, this means that a Pure Saiyans power level maxes out at levels past what it was when they first transformed (a “Super Saiyan three”) but is still stuck on either four or five with no way for them to get any stronger than their peak output. In addition, these users have an intense control over transformations as well; meaning they are able to transform whenever they please without being limited by only transforming once in order to save up energy for later battles/when bored. This also means that while there are technically only four forms of Super Saiyan: namely Base-level Goku who cannot become any stronger, Super Saiyan One to Four (depending on how much power and rage is needed) then there are two forms of Pure Saiyans: Base-level Vegeta who can’t go above his current levels AND Potential Goku who has not yet had the chance to become a Super Saiyan.
This form grants users an amount of power that cannot be surpassed by any other being in existence; some might even consider it as ‘godly’ or divine because this state transcends all limitations set for mortals during their lifetimes. However, these beings have no control over when they transform into their prime state – it’s always active and they will change automatically at certain critical moments without warning unless prevented from doing so beforehand through either mental concentration or outside interference.
For example, the Potential Goku in this form is dormant because he has not yet had the chance to become a Super Saiyan. The Base-level Vegeta can’t go above his current levels which means that he’s currently at 100% of power and cannot push past it – but still possesses an infinite amount of potential energy for his base-form so long as there are no outside forces preventing him from doing so. A great analogy would be if your gas tank was full and you couldn’t put any more fuel into it without something blocking it or unblocking it first; until then, all potency will remain inside while only being able to increase by minuscule amounts every time you use up some of your existing fuel supply. When either one of these two Saiyans reaches their Super Saiyan form, they will be able to perform at 100% of power and then some.
The transformation is not a temporary one; you can get back to your normal state by turning on the Super Saiyan’s off switch in your mind or training yourself until it becomes so much second-nature that you don’t have to think consciously about anything anymore. But just because this ability does not last for very long doesn’t mean it isn’t worth mastering! Achieving mastery with the Super Saiyan transformations allows their base-form levels of strength (or other states) to become infinitely stronger than before – meaning even when they’re out of energy, as long as there are no outside forces preventing them from doing so, they can still use it to fight at full-power! To be blunt: Saiyans in their base form are NOT strong. They have never been shown or put into a situation where any of them ever stood up against an opponent on the same level as themselves without transforming and even then, there was only one who could do so. It is not until Super Saiyan that you see what these beings really are capable of – but if used too much (especially when battling other Super Saiyans), this power will eventually wear down your body and kill you from exhaustion long before killing anything else. Luckily for everyone involved, like most things in life with a downside, there’s always trade offs to help balance out some part of