The Dragonball series is known to have a lot of epic rivalries, which usually involve Goku since he is the overpowered main character. Thus, he is oftentimes pitted against powerful enemies like Frieza, Beerus, and even his friend Vegeta. And there’s Broly, another overpowered character in the series that gained notoriety as one of the characters in the series that has the potential to completely beat Goku.
It is a well-known fact that Goku can easily beat Broly, especially now that Goku has achieved the Ultra Instinct Form, which makes him even more powerful than the Legendary Super Saiyan. But what if Broly can achieve the same form? Can he beat Goku though?
Broly is known to be a Saiyan that also has unlimited potential, as seen from the movies where he became the opponent of Goku, his family, and friends. Thus, this gives the impression that he also has unlimited growth potential as Goku. That’s why to figure one out, I am going to discuss the powers of these two powerful Saiyans. I will explain each of their abilities, as well as their characteristics when fighting that made them unique from each other.
Goku And His Powers
As a Saiyan, Goku has superior physical strength compared to humans. Goku is also known to be a determined person when fighting, and when outside the battle training to grow his strength further. This is why Goku is known to have unlimited growth potential that can match even the gods themselves. His strength became renowned to the whole Universe 7 when he defeated Frieza in his full power, which is a notable feat since the latter is regarded as the most powerful creature in the galaxy.
Goku’s immense strength gave him high speed, which also results in a very quick reaction that can even match those with light speed reactions such as Beerus. Along with his strength also comes an extremely high level of durability that also matches his will to live during battles against enemies that are more powerful than him. His resilience is proven when he was shown to be capable of surviving the power of Universal energy.
Since Goku is a Saiyan, he is known to have higher senses compared to most humans. Additionally, Goku has access to Super Saiyan forms because of his lineage, making him extremely formidable against powerful fighters like the ones mentioned above. This is why Goku is seen as a perfect rival for someone as powerful as Broly.
Goku defeating Jiren is known to be the full display of Goku’s power, from his strength down to his willpower when he seemed like he was going to get defeated for good during the Tournament of Power. Take note that he was already low on stamina and is severely injured, but managed to defeat such a monstrous opponent.
Goku also mastered how to use Godly Ki, which is his known advantage against Broly if they ever face each other once more. Thanks to attaining Godly Ki, he is capable of transforming into a God-level Super Saiyan called the Super Saiyan God, and the Super Saiyan Blue as its second form. Lately, he also gained the Mastered Ultra Instinct form, which is regarded as his ultimate state of power as of the latest chapters.
Goku is also known to be a natural genius when in combat, capable of adapting against enemies that are sometimes overpowered than him. As for Goku’s other abilities, he has Ki Sense, can nullify energy, transfer his Ki towards others, and even control his spirit so then he can teleport.
Take note that Goku can still get hurt, which was shown over and over throughout his battles. He oftentimes gets injured more than his enemies before defeating them. He can still get caught off-guard, which can cause guns to hurt him, too. After all, he is still a mortal being.
Broly And His Powers
Broly is known as the latest Legendary Super Saiyan, a powerful type of Saiyan that only appears every 1000 years. When he was born, he was detected to have a power level of 10,000 already, making him more powerful than King Vegeta at the time he was alive. However, he was initially weakened by his father due to his fear of overtaking the planet for his own since Broly is extremely powerful.
As a result of his restraints through a special accessory, Broly’s base form is extremely weak. But when transforming into the Super Saiyan A-type, he was stated to be capable of destroying the South Galaxy even when his restraints are worn. His restrained Super Saiyan A-form even gave Goku (in base form) a very hard time fighting him. Also, in this same restrained form, Broly’s ki can already be sensed at Kami’s Lookout in Planet Earth, showing a huge potential at this point already. However, Goku has not learned Godly Ki at this point.
But things are way different once the restraints are off. At full power in his Super Saiyan A-form, he is capable of defeating Vegeta in Super Saiyan Second Grade form. He is also extremely durable enough to take several attacks from Vegeta in his said form without getting hurt or flinched at all. Even Goku in his Super Saiyan Form has moderate difficulty in fighting him.
When Broly started using his famous Legendary Super Saiyan Form, things became much serious already when Goku has not attained Godly Ki. Goku and his son Gohan, both in Super Saiyan forms, had a very hard time against the Legendary Super Saiyan. Even with the help of Piccolo in his Super Namekian form, Vegeta in Super Saiyan Second Grade, and Future Trunks in the same form, they all had difficulty fighting Broly’s ultimate form.
In his Legendary Super Saiyan form, Broly can effortlessly evade most of their attacks. To make it worse, they even dealt no damage despite pummeling him with punches and kicks, making Broly live up to his title. It took the combined efforts of Piccolo, Trunks, Vegeta, and Gohan to transfer their spirit power over to Goku to ultimately defeat him. Had they not done this, they would have been wiped out.
In his second movie appearance, Broly even gained more Saiyan power, which granted him access to the Super Saiyan C-type, giving him a huge edge in battle. This caused him to easily defeat Gohan in Super Saiyan 2 form. It took the combined efforts of Goku, Gohan (both in their Super Saiyan 2 forms), and Super Saiyan Goten, by using the Family Kamehameha, to only push (rather than destroy) Broly towards the sun.
This proves that Broly has immense durability at this point, as he only got pushed. If Broly was fighting Goku one on one in this state, Goku might have been defeated. In addition to that, he also has extremely high stamina, as well as keeping himself alive even when stabbed straight to the heart. All these feats made fans question if Goku can defeat Broly when Goku can only achieve Super Saiyan 2 if they fought one on one instead.
Goku Vs Broly: Who Would Win?
Now that you have a clearer picture of their powers, you can say that Broly can easily stomp Goku if they fight against each other in a deathmatch during the time of the first and second movies. Some fans even say that Goku’s Super Saiyan 3 form is still no match against Broly’s Legendary Super Saiyan form, and might need the combined help of his friends and family to defeat him again.
However, things will get a bit interesting if Broly fights Goku’s Super Saiyan God and Blue forms. Surely, Goku will be able to defeat Broly in somewhat of a high difficulty when in Super Saiyan God, and in mid difficulty when in Super Saiyan Blue form. Take note that this analysis was all based on how Broly only got pushed by the Family Kamehameha since the said move can be treated as somewhat of a higher level than Goku’s Super Saiyan 3.
With the recent chapters in the manga, as well as Goku’s attainment of the Ultra Instinct, Goku can likely defeat Broly’s Legendary Super Saiyan form with low difficulty. But what if Broly attained Godly Ki, or even learned Ultra Instinct? That’s something that fans would love to see, which is why others are vouching for the creator of the series to release a new movie where Broly is the villain once again. For sure this will give Goku a brand new challenge, particularly if they apply at least the Godly Ki to Broly.
If Goku’s current level fights Broly in his Legendary Super Saiyan form, Goku can gain the upper hand if ever they fight one-on-one. But unfortunately, in my opinion, Ultra Instinct Broly, or just Broly with Godly Ki, might completely defeat Goku for good – as simple as that! Gladly, we will never get to see that anymore, since Broly is now dead and in Hell, and will never get back up to fight Goku and the others for good (or will he?).