With the Japanese finally being able to see Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, a lot of leaks have started appearing on the Internet, which allowed fans to get a glimpse of what they can expect from the 21st Dragon Ball movie. Some leaks were complete surprises that haven’t even been revealed via various press releases and one of them involves Gohan’s unofficially titled Final Gohan form, which is actually Gohan Beast. In this article, we are going to reveal everything we know about Gohan Beast.
Gohan Beast is an exceptionally powerful transformation used by Gohan that is actually an evolved and limit-broken version of his Potential Unleashed form. At this moment, not much is known about Gohan Beast save for the fact that it is Gohan’s mightiest form and that it was achieved when Gohan saw Piccolo almost being killed by Cell Max. In this form, Gohan defeated Cell Max.
The rest of this article is going to reveal all the known details about Gohan Beast. Be wary that this article is going to contain some spoilers, but on a general level, we know very little of Gohan Beast at this time so this article is not going to reveal much ahead of the wider release of the upcoming Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero movie.
Who is Gohan Beast?
At this moment, we know very little about Gohan Beast; we actually only know those things that we could deduce from the movie leaks. Gohan Beast is an exceptionally powerful transformation used by Gohan that is in reality evolved and limit-broken version of the Potential Unleashed form.
During the transformation, Gohan’s eyes flicker and turn red before fully manifesting the form, in which his eyes become fully red with black pupils. In this state, his hair turns light gray (hence the early unofficial name, Gohan Blanco), and becomes longer to match his old Super Saiyan 2 hairstyle, with a single large bang on the forehead.
His aura, interestingly, maintains its bluish-white glow, but he also gains a reddish-magenta inner aura shrouded by magenta lightning. Gohan Beast is a direct evolution from Ultimate Gohan and appears to be Gohan’s strongest transformation to date; we’ll see whether these transformations are going to keep changing.
In the Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero movie, Gohan reached this form after witnessing a heavily-injured Piccolo during the final fight with the monstrous Cell Max and transforming into his Beast form out of pure rage, much like he did during his first Super Saiyan 2 transformation against the original Cell. In this form, he easily caught and brutally reacted to a punch from Cell Max and was able to completely annihilate him in the end with a Special Beam Cannon, but only after Orange Piccolo helped and intervened.
What is Potential Unleashed?
In order to fully understand Gohan’s Beast form, we have to explain what the Potential Unleashed actually is. The Potential Unleashed is a state an individual can enter after performing the Old Kai’s Unlock Ability. This is an ability used by Gohan. In this form, he is also known as Ultimate Gohan. This form of Gohan differs from the Super Saiyan forms since the iris of his eyes and his hair remain the same color.
The most notable changes in Gohan are the large black lock on his forehead and his marked eyes, as well as an accentuated musculature. The aura is unchanged and is similar to the one it emits in its base form. This appearance would not be permanent, but Gohan could activate it whenever he wanted.
The fundamental point of this state in the case of Gohan is the release of all the forces that a Saiyan can provide to the Super Saiyan transformation, and therefore, practically Gohan no longer needs to become said transformation to reach a certain level of fortress. However, despite being a natural state, it still requires frequent physical and mental training to maintain maximum performance, since otherwise the lack of such will cause the person to lose the ability to access this state.
After reaching this state, Gosen Zosama instructs Son Gohan that, in order to transform and use said form, use the same mechanism by which he transforms into a Super Saiyan (feeling a tingling sensation in the back after concentrating his energy in that part body) and throw a Kiai in the process.
In this state the user’s power increases to exponential and unimaginable levels. All the latent potential that the warrior could not use without resorting to anger is unlocked and in the case of Son Gohan, this gives him amazing powers that surpass the level of Super Saiyan 2 (his maximum transformation until then), even with a strength superior to Goku’s Super Saiyan 3.
After finishing Gosen Zosama’s potential unlocking ritual on the Sacred Planet, the Kaioshin tells Gohan to test his power by trying to transform into a Super Saiyan. Thus, after an expulsion of ki, Gohan obtains the Potential Unleashed. Thus, Gohan is teleported to Earth by Kibito and goes to fight for a rematch against Super-Boo.
After a fierce battle with Super-Boo, and about to defeat him, the latter absorbs Gotenks and Piccolo, greatly increasing his power and completely surpassing Gohan’s power. Gohan despite having acquired the Beast form, loses the power to use it for leaving the training. However, when training with Piccolo in anticipation for the Tournament of Power, Gohan, being able to surpass him as a Super Saiyan, forces himself to fully awaken Piccolo’s Potential Unleashed.
By doing so, Gohan has been able to quickly gain the upper hand on his teacher, though he lets his guard down and is defeated by the latter. After having trained, he fights against his father, where he apparently manages to face him in Super Saiyan Blue (just as Krillin does with No. 18 and also No. 17 in their corresponding fights) after which he insistently asks Goku to show all his power, it is then that he uses the Kaio-ken, where Gohan clearly ends up being defeated.
Although thanks to it, he recovered his combative spirit and the desire to improve himself. Son Gohan in this state has a very different character than usual, he fights against his enemies without showing mercy although he becomes very confident, something that is noticeable in the battle against Super-Boo.
This is very similar to when he had transformed into a Super Saiyan 2 in the Cell Game, when he underestimated Cell and almost lost the battle. Although he transforms into a Super Saiyan in this state, his power does not increase which results in unnecessary energy drain.
In Dragon Ball Super until before the Tournament of Power and in Dragon Ball GT, it can be seen that Gohan’s power has declined and he chooses to transform into Super Saiyan, implying that he lost his Ultimate State. The aura that Gohan emits in Dragon Ball Super upon unlocking his power after a long time is seen surrounded by white luminous particles given off by the flash of energy. In their subsequent confrontations this element no longer appears again.