Did Goku lose his ability to go Super Saiyan 3?

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Did Goku lose his ability to go Super Saiyan 3?

Post by Kid Buu » Tue May 04, 2010 2:35 am

This may sound a bit crazy, but when Goku fought Buu he was having issue maintaining SSj3 due to his living body. Later on during the Spirit Bomb struggle Dende wishes Goku back to full power to finish off Buu but Goku doesn't even go SSj3.

So why is it? Did Goku not need SSj3 to have the Spirit Bomb kill Buu or could his living body no longer handle the ability to go SSj3?
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Re: Did Goku lose his ability to go Super Saiyan 3?

Post by MCDaveG » Tue May 04, 2010 3:37 am

Beecoose, SSJ3 takes too much 3n3rgy. So it won't be ideal for some power struggle.......... whatever, at the end I simply don't know, because I'm not thinking about these kinds of things, I should stop try to answer them:D
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Re: Did Goku lose his ability to go Super Saiyan 3?

Post by SylentEcho » Tue May 04, 2010 4:59 am

His SSJ2 gave him enough power and he effortlessly hurled the Genki Dama at Boo. Had he needed any more, I'm sure he would have gone SSJ3.

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Re: Did Goku lose his ability to go Super Saiyan 3?

Post by Rocketman » Tue May 04, 2010 7:08 am

SylentEcho wrote:His SSJ2 gave him enough power and he effortlessly hurled the Genki Dama at Boo. Had he needed any more, I'm sure he would have gone SSJ3.
He was only Super Saiyan 1 in that struggle.

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Re: Did Goku lose his ability to go Super Saiyan 3?

Post by SylentEcho » Tue May 04, 2010 9:41 am

Yeah, well maybe he just needed that much.

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Re: Did Goku lose his ability to go Super Saiyan 3?

Post by Kendamu » Tue May 04, 2010 9:47 am

Why spend the extra effort maintaining SSj3 while trying to kill Boo with the Genki Dama when he can use a lower transformation that he mastered years beforehand so that he can put all of his focus into throwing the Genki Dama?

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Re: Did Goku lose his ability to go Super Saiyan 3?

Post by hleV » Tue May 04, 2010 4:02 pm

SSJ was more than enough.

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Re: Did Goku lose his ability to go Super Saiyan 3?

Post by Nazi Cola » Thu May 06, 2010 3:54 pm

Like others have said already, Super Saiyan was enough. Pushing past it would have been counterproductive.
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Re: Did Goku lose his ability to go Super Saiyan 3?

Post by Li'l Lemmy » Thu May 06, 2010 7:58 pm

I like Super Saiyan 3, but I don't know why it would be used in conjunction with the Genki Dama. o.o


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Re: Did Goku lose his ability to go Super Saiyan 3?

Post by CashmanX » Thu May 13, 2010 12:39 am

Li'l Lemmy wrote:I like Super Saiyan 3, but I don't know why it would be used in conjunction with the Genki Dama. o.o

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Genki-dama+SSJ3+Exploding Dragon fist=Awesome.
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Re: Did Goku lose his ability to go Super Saiyan 3?

Post by Savage68 » Thu May 13, 2010 12:56 am

CashmanX wrote:
Li'l Lemmy wrote:I like Super Saiyan 3, but I don't know why it would be used in conjunction with the Genki Dama. o.o

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Genki-dama+SSJ3+Exploding Dragon fist=Awesome.
Wha-wha-wha-what? That would be complete overkill. It'd defeat the purpose of Vegeta opting against bringing Gohan or Gotenks in to kill Buu.

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Re: Did Goku lose his ability to go Super Saiyan 3?

Post by CashmanX » Thu May 13, 2010 1:39 am

Savage68 wrote:
CashmanX wrote:
Li'l Lemmy wrote:I like Super Saiyan 3, but I don't know why it would be used in conjunction with the Genki Dama. o.o

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Genki-dama+SSJ3+Exploding Dragon fist=Awesome.
Wha-wha-wha-what? That would be complete overkill. It'd defeat the purpose of Vegeta opting against bringing Gohan or Gotenks in to kill Buu.

What I'm referring to, is a move in Budokai 3 where SSJ3 Goku absorbs a Genki-dama and then uses the Exploding Dragon fist.
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Re: Did Goku lose his ability to go Super Saiyan 3?

Post by Choice195 » Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:55 pm

You can use that move with super saiyan 4 Goku as well. :)

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Re: Did Goku lose his ability to go Super Saiyan 3?

Post by jordanator » Sat Jun 12, 2010 9:34 am

Yeah, so I guess everyone agrees, that SS was enough for Goku.
But even still, I think SS3 was underrated. IMO, it would have been nice to see a bit more of SS3.
I know that Goku struggled to maintain his SS3 state (while living), but it would have been nice to see more use of it, like his previous SS forms.
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Re: Did Goku lose his ability to go Super Saiyan 3?

Post by Savage68 » Sat Jun 12, 2010 12:39 pm

Goku unnecessarily using a terrible form that does the opposite of what he wants to do would be completely moronic, on his part. That, and no one looks at SSJ3 as being a definitive SSJ form. It was almost as much of a wild card as USSJ2 was.

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Re: Did Goku lose his ability to go Super Saiyan 3?

Post by Puto » Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:28 am

Also, if you look back at Movie 7, you need to have a calm, pure heart to handle a Genki Dama, which is why he couldn't handle it as an SSJ in that movie. By the Boo saga, Gokû had already gone through the RoSaT training that made him feel calm and at ease in SSJ form, but it's unknown if he did anything like that for SSJ2, and he most definitely didn't for SSJ3, given that he couldn't even sustain it for long periods. So he probably wouldn't have been able to handle the Genki Dama in such a situation.

Of course, that's taking Movie 7 into account, which isn't even canon. So who knows.
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Re: Did Goku lose his ability to go Super Saiyan 3?

Post by Rocketman » Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:31 am

Puto wrote:Also, if you look back at Movie 7, you need to have a calm, pure heart to handle a Genki Dama
Like Krillin knows anything about Super Saiyans or Spirit Bombs.

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Re: Did Goku lose his ability to go Super Saiyan 3?

Post by hleV » Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:42 am

Rocketman wrote:
Puto wrote:Also, if you look back at Movie 7, you need to have a calm, pure heart to handle a Genki Dama
Like TOEI knows anything about Super Saiyans or Spirit Bombs.
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Re: Did Goku lose his ability to go Super Saiyan 3?

Post by Bussani » Fri Jun 18, 2010 7:35 am

hleV wrote:
Rocketman wrote:Like TOEI knows anything about Super Saiyans or Spirit Bombs.
Fix'd.
Well, Kuririn's line about needing a pure heart to go Super Saiyan is from the manga, at least.
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Re: Did Goku lose his ability to go Super Saiyan 3?

Post by Piccolo Daimao » Sat Jun 19, 2010 11:14 am

Bussani wrote:
hleV wrote:
Rocketman wrote:Like TOEI knows anything about Super Saiyans or Spirit Bombs.
Fix'd.
Well, Kuririn's line about needing a pure heart to go Super Saiyan is from the manga, at least.
But still...
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