Even though I've always agreed with the same viewpoints most of you hold about the FPSSJ = SSJ in power/multiplier...
I'm going to play
... for no real good reason other than I'm a no good bastard. I could use a good amusement.
So let the discussion commence.The Purpose
To find if there actually are other differences between SSJ and FPSSJ. Such as the multiplier.The Hypothesis
FPSSJ IS stronger than SSJ, multiplier-wise. That in fact, FPSSJ is even stronger than SSJG2...and maybe even SSJG3.
The supporting stuff
-FPSSJ demonstrated a change in aura. Despite the fact that most of us are aware that the aura fluctuated back and forth between regular SSJ and FPSSJ as the series progressed...we can not deny the fact that it still altered. It altered enough that it was directly stated in Daizenshuu 2 as a characteristic of FPSSJ. A radical change in aura is already enough grounds to say SSJ =/= FPSSJ.
-The Daizenshuu 2's entry on FPSSJ appearing at vol 34+ is likely only talking about when the maximum
power of the FPSSJ state is first being shown. The relaxed SSJ-like states of Goku and Gohan are still called FPSSJs as shown in Daizenshuu 3.http://i48.tinypic.com/1038s2p.jpg
Herms wrote:Super Saiya-jin
Super Saiya-jin’s biggest distinguishing characteristics are the golden hair that stands up straight, and the green pupils. Also, because they are in a continuous lightly agitated state, their personality also becomes wild. This type is the first grade of Super Saiya-jin, and can be called the base for all Super Saiya-jins.
Grades 2-3 are powered up versions of the Grade 1, which Goku, Vegeta, and Trunks have the ability to transform into. Full Power time is a type where they are able to unconsciously exist in the Super Saiya-jin state, and even the wildness of their personality vanishes. Only Goku and Gohan can transform into this.
-Because it makes the most obvious sense. If FPSSJ is equal to SSJ... SSJG2, which increases power and speed higher than a SSJ is simply the superior choice. 'Balance-wise' is irrelevant. Vegeta didn't pass out after 1 minute when he used the state against Cell. So stamina isn't enough of a problem to disregard the state. There would be no reason not to use a form with higher speed, power, and Ki if you could. Otherwise Goku should never use SSJ2 or SSJ3.
-In addition to the above...Daizenshuu 2's "An unreasonable powerup" is obviously only talking about SSJG3. SSJG2, which is pretty much like a SSJ3 to a SSJ2 except for a SSJ1...obviously isn't unreasonable at all.
-Again Daizenshuu 2 states, Goku draws out the "power
of the Super Saiyan
to its limit". Doesn't get much clearer than that. It's not talking about Goku's own limit(which had also been temporary reached at that time), it's talking about the SSJ form itself. Meaning irregardless of Goku's base power, FPSSJ should still be superior to any other SSJ-branch like transformations, powerwise
So I'll let you gentlemen ponder on those for a bit and build up your refutes(if you can). And after I'm done with this final exam, I'll be back to elaborate further. Have fun.
-Otherwise known as The God of DBG.