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— The trademark phrase

Fusion Dance



Alternate names

Metamorese Art of Fusion[1]
Fusion Pose[2]
Metamoran Fusion


Manga: "A Slim Hope"
Anime: "Revival"




Goten & Trunks
Goku & Vegeta
Future Gohan & Future Trunks
Goten: Xeno & Trunks: Xeno
Future Goku & Future Vegeta[3]
Tien Shinhan & Yamcha[4]
Piccolo & Dr. Mashirito[5]
Piccolo & Krillin



Similar Techniques


The Fusion Dance (フュージョン, Fyūjon),[6][7] is a technique that is introduced by Goku after learning it from Metamorans in the Other World. His son, Goten, fuses with Trunks in order to create Gotenks. The purpose of the Fusion is to temporarily merge two or more bodies into a single, superior entity.


  • 1 Overview
    • 1.1 Usage and Power
    • 1.2 Technique
    • 1.3 Weaknesses
  • 2 Variations
    • 2.1 God Fusion
    • 2.2 EX-Fusion
    • 2.3 Ultra Fusion
  • 3 List of Fusion Dance Entities
  • 4 Video Game Appearances
  • 5 Trivia
  • 6 Gallery
  • 7 See also
  • 8 References


Usage and Power

Goku and Piccolo demonstrating the Fusion.

The Fusion Dance is a short series of poses that are performed by two individuals of equal power levels. To correctly perform the Fusion, the fusees must strike the poses in a perfectly symmetrical image of one another. The result of a correctly performed Fusion Dance is a superior being whose power is multiplied several-fold over that of the individual fusees. If the dance is performed incorrectly, it will result in an obese or skinny character who is much weaker than the fusee's, though in Dragon Ball GT this is changed so that instead of becoming a failed fusion, the fusion process from an incorrectly performed dance will cancel before fusion can be achieved. Fusing through this technique uses up a lot of ki.[8] While the technique works best with fusees who have roughly equal sizes, Akira Toriyama has stated that it is possible to merge no matter the conditions so long as the technique is followed properly.[9]

The fused character possesses mixed physical traits of their original counterparts. All characters fused through the Fusion seem to acquire the same attire: white pants, a sash, and a vest with yellow or orange padding around the shoulders and neck. In addition to this regular Metamoran attire, the adult version of Gotenks has Trunks' brown boots and brown gloves, and a gray shirt.[7] If the fusees are not wearing clothes while performing the dance, the fused character will not wear clothes either. [10]

Goten and Trunks perform the Fusion in Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!!

The first Metamoran fusion to debut in the manga was Gotenks, a fusion of Goten and Trunks. The second is Gogeta, born from Goku and Vegeta, though he had made several prior non-canon appearances, including his debut in Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn, his Super Saiyan 4 self in Dragon Ball GT, and a what-if saga in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2. In both Fusion Reborn and Dragon Ball Super: Broly, Gogeta also has a failed variant named Veku. In Budokai 2, Tiencha is born from Tien Shinhan and Yamcha.

The total fusion time lasts about 30 minutes, depending on the amount of ki that is used. After a successful fusion splits apart, it takes the character's bodies another hour before they are able to fuse again[11][12] - however, if the fusion was unsuccessful, the two characters can immediately attempt fusion again after splitting. [13] The fusion can also end if the two fusees' power levels fall out of sync after the fusion is completed. In Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon, it is revealed that if the fused characters sustain enough damage while under fusion, the fusion will end prematurely. Additionally, the more powerful the fused entity is, the shorter the fusion will last; for example, Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta only lasted 10 minutes. It is possible that this only applies to means of power beyond the fused entity's natural power such as unnatural transformations beyond the natural state of Super Saiyan as the aforementioned form has never been shown to affect the Fusion's time limit while extensions of the form, such as Super Saiyan 3, are the only ones in the original manga to shorten a fused entity's time limit with Super Saiyan 4 doing the same in Dragon Ball GT. In Dragon Ball Xenoverse, it is revealed that the time limit this fusion has does not exist in Toki Toki City, as Gotenks is able to exist indefinitely. On a similar note, Goku implies it is possible to defuse at will, when he jokingly suggests to Gotenks after the hot tub was destroyed during a fight with him that they remain fused so that Chi-Chi will only spank the pair exactly once rather than endure one each.

Fusion Dance's potency in comparison to Potara varies depending on the source. According to Weekly Shōnen Jump, the Fusion Dance is stated to allow the resulting warrior to draw out their power to the greatest extent due to being more balanced,[14] while according to Daizenshuu 7 the Potara produces a stronger warrior. However, it was most currently stated that Gogeta and Vegito are equally-matched trump cards, so the Fusion Dance and Potara Fusion techniques must be extremely similar, if not the same, in terms of resulting power augmentation, meaning the Potara Fusion only appears to edge out in terms of having twice the dance's base time limit.[15]


Goku and Vegeta after a failed attempt at fusion

The dance itself is explained by Goku in Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn as combining elements of both traditional fighting poses and water ballet. The performers must visualize two rivers flowing towards each other that get closer as they approach each other, then converge at two single points; the points collapse under the pressure and the two rivers flow into each other, becoming one. The movements, right down to the fusees' breathing, must be perfectly synchronized and symmetrical or the fusion will fail. The fusees must also equalize their power levels. More than two people can perform the dance.


Upon utilization of powerful transformations like Super Saiyan 4, there becomes a massive strain imposed on fused beings which results in a decreasing of the standard fusion time of 30 minutes to 10 minutes or even lower, as evident in the battle of Gogeta and Omega Shenron.    

A user of the Forced Spirit Fission technique can defuse a Metamoran-fused being by splitting and tearing apart its fusees' individual spirits into their separate original selves.


God Fusion

Main articles: God Fusion and God Fusion Goku A fusion technique created by Goku as a result of his wish to Shenron. Similar to the Fusion Dance, it is created through a series of poses, albeit the main user has to gather enough energy to do so. It also creates a similar being that wears Metamoran attire like the Fusion Dance. Unlike the Fusion Dance, this fusion can be performed with various participants as long as they wish to do so to Shenron as shown in Goku's case when he fused with the Super World Martial Arts Tournament audience. It is unknown how much stronger it is compared to the other fusion techniques but it was enough to turn the tides around for Goku to overwhelm and destroy Broly in his Broly God form with a God Kamehameha.


Main articles: EX-Fusion and Metamo-Ring

Bulpan the EX-Fusion of Bulla and Pan

As a result of research into Fusion by Bulma, the Capsule Corporation develops a device called the Metamo-Ring, an armband-like device that allows two people wearing them to perform the Fusion Dance in order to perform EX-Fusion. Unlike Metamoran Fusion, EX-Fusion only requires the two fusees to wear Metamo-Rings and perform the fusion dance to fuse, effectively allowing people of different sizes and power levels to fuse (for example Legendary Super Saiyan Broly with Goku or Kid Trunks with Future Trunks). Additionally, unlike Metamoran Fusion, EX-Fusion clothes fuse like with Potara Fusion instead of wearing Metamoran clothing and will wear a Metamo-Ring on their arm (unlike Potara Fusion, the two Metamo-Rings fuse together into a single ring).

Though created partially by Fusion Dance, the fusion produced by EX-Fusion usually differ slightly from the Metamoran Fusion counterparts (if one exists at all) in appearance, though usually retain the Metamoran fusion counterpart's name which features the pre-fix EX in front of their name (EX Gotenks, EX Gogeta, EX Prilin, EX Tiencha, etc.). However, there are exceptions such as Rappa, the EX-Fusion counterpart to Natz (the Metamoran fusion of Nappa and Raditz).

EX-Fusion also allows two people of different genders to fuse as shown by the EX-Fusion of Great Saiyaman and Great Saiyawoman to create Great Saiyaman 12 or Android 17 and Android 18 to create Android 1718.

As a result, EX-Fusion resembles a mixture between the Fusion Dance and Potara Fusion as it is the result of Fusion Dance, but allows people to fuse regardless of size and is produced with the aid of an object worn by both fusees which the resulting Fusion wears.

While EX-Fusions are not as powerful as fusions created by Metamoran Fusion, they have the advantage of having no time limit (Metamoran Fusion's main weakness) and can defuse at will by simply removing the single Metamo-Ring created by the Fusion which apparently holds the EX-Fusion together. As a result, it is in some ways superior to Metamoran Fusion and Non-Shinjin Potara Fusions (like Vegito), as the fusion can be maintained indefinitely as long as the EX-Fusion continues to wear the Metamo-Ring. However, it is currently unknown if an EX-Fusion would defuse if the Metamo-Ring that holds them together where to be damaged or broken. It is also unclear if the EX-Fusion will defuse if their Metamo-Ring is forcibly removed by someone other than the EX-Fusion. If one or both of these are true, then the Metamo-Ring itself would be an EX-Fusions main weakness as it could be effectively targeted by an enemy to undo the Fusion (either by forcibly removing, damaging, or outright destroying it).

Ultra Fusion

Main articles: Five-Way Fusion and Ultra Fusion The maximum amount of people that can fuse together via fusion dance is five, and in order to achieve this the users must perform the Five-Way Fusion dance in order for all five users to merge. Five-Way Fusion was apparently developed by the Ginyu Force while they were in the Timespace Rift and would later be taught to Tekka, Pan, Goten, Kid Trunks, and Kid Goku who would use it during the Timespace Tournament. Additionally, the Ginyu Force would teach the technique to their master Frieza, who along with Cell would teach it to Pinich, Wanta, and Piprika in order to manipulate Pinich and his team into performing Five-Way Fusion with Frieza and Cell to create the Ultimate Ultra Fusion.

The results are different, as the resulting fusion is overwhelmingly more powerful than a normal Fusion created through the dance, even achieving new hybrid forms even if the users of the dance were incapable of using the powerful forms that make up these hybrid transformations (or were incapable of those forms at the point they performed the fusion, like in the case with Kid Goku who while possessing the potential to do so was unable to at that point as he had yet to reach the power level and conditions to access those Super Saiyan forms). Additionally, instead of shared control over the Fusion Warrior, the one who instigates fusion is the one who controls the resulting fusion, with their traits also becoming dominant such as race, gender (this does not apply to Namekians), and voice. An Ultra Fusion warrior will only last for a few seconds before they defuse. Interestingly, the Ultimate Ultra Fusion is capable of further transformation into his Golden Great Ape form due to Pinich possessing the ability to transform into a Golden Great Ape (as he possesses both a tail and the ability to go Super Saiyan).

List of Fusion Dance Entities

  • Gotenks (Trunks + Goten)
    • Xeno Gotenks (Xeno Trunks + Xeno Goten)
  • Gogeta (Goku + Vegeta)
    • Future Gogeta (Future Goku + Future Vegeta)
    • Xeno Gogeta (Xeno Goku + Xeno Vegeta)
  • Xeno Gohanks (Xeno Trunks + Xeno Gohan)
    • Future Gohanks (Future Trunks + Future Gohan)
  • Prillin (Piccolo + Krillin)
  • Tiencha (Tien Shinhan + Yamcha)
  • Natz (Nappa + Raditz)
  • Recooter (Recoome + Burter)
  • Gulce (Guldo + Jeice)
  • Piccolo and Mashirito fusion

Video Game Appearances

Goten and Trunks performing the Fusion Dance

Goten and Trunks, as well as Goku and Vegeta, can use the technique in Dragon Ball Z: Buu's Fury, the Budokai series, and Budokai Tenkaichi series. In Buu's Fury, the Fusion Dance lasts for 5 minutes rather than 30, but the timer will not go down on the overview map.

In Broly's arcade mode in Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai - Another Road, Gotenks calls himself the God of Death after completing the fusion, causing Broly to think that the Fusion Dance turns someone into a God of Death, leading him to ask Gogeta if he is also a God of Death.

In Dragon Ball: Raging Blast, due to a glitch in the programming, if a player engages the Fusion Dance in the game, occasionally, the NPC fusee will stand still with their arms outstretched in a cross fashion (known by gaming and 3D modeler veterans as the T-Stance or Blind stance). This does not affect the fusion.

Jump Super Stars features an exclusive fusion between Piccolo and Dr. Mashirito.

In Dragon Ball Xenoverse, during the fight with Super Buu, Goten and Trunks perform the fusion dance and fuse to become Gotenks. In the GT Saga (Part 2), Super Saiyan 4 Goku and Vegeta fuse into Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta during the fight with Omega Shenron. The Fusion Dance also appears as two of the Future Warrior's Emote Options (both representing the right and left portions of the dance), Emotes 13: Fusion (right), and Emotes 14: Fusion (left).

In Jump Force, the dance also appears as two Emotion animations (representing the left and right portions like in the Xenoverse series) though no actual Metamoran fusions appear in-game.

Legendary Super Saiyan Broly & Super Saiyan Goku performing EX-Fusion in Dragon Ball Fusions

In Dragon Ball Fusions, in addition to the Metamoran Fusion Dance, two variations are introduced. The first is Five-Way Fusion that was developed by the Ginyu Force which allows five fighters to fuse into an extremely powerful fusion known as an Ultra Fusion for a limited time. The second is EX-Fusion which incorporates the Fusion Dance while adding the additional requirement of a Metamo-Ring worn by both fusees while they perform the Fusion Dance. While EX-Fusion resembles Metamoran Fusion, the fusion produced is weaker than those produced by Metamoran Fusion, though can be retained for an unlimited amount of time and defuse at any time by removing the single Metamo-Ring created as a result of the Fusion. Also, like Potara Fusion, an EX-Fusion clothing fuse and lacks Metamoran clothing.

"I wanted to try out that really cool pose just once..."
— Gohan in Dragon Ball FighterZ

In Dragon Ball FighterZ, Goten and Trunks perform the fusion dance in Gotenks intro. Additionally, if Goku, Adult Gohan, and Piccolo are on a team in story mode, a conversation is triggered where Gohan is worried about being a burden, so Goku suggests they perform the fusion dance if things get tough, but Piccolo tells them to nix the idea as if they mess up, they would be a burden as they would need time to practice posing correctly. Humorously Gohan is disappointed, as he wanted to try the pose which he reveals he thinks is really cool, a fact which shocks Piccolo. Goku tells Gohan he will show him the pose after the fight while Piccolo notes that if Gohan thinks the fusion pose is cool then he is definitely Goku's son. Goku, however, does wonder what the name of their Metamoran fusion would be and suggests several names such as Gokun, Gohau, before accidentally suggesting Gohan's name. Gogeta (in his SSGSS form) was later added to the game as DLC, with Goku and Vegeta performing the dance in said character's intro (with Vegeta noticably blushing). Gogeta's Super Saiyan 4 form will later be added as DLC as well, with his intro once again have Goku and Vegeta performing the dance, albeit this time in their Super Saiyan 4 forms.


  • In Fusion Reborn, Trunks and Goten did not do the three steps while saying "fuuuuuuuu..." but still became Gotenks.
  • In Dragon Ball Z, Goku refers to the fusion dance when telling Vegeta as a suggestion in order to beat Super Buu while they were in it. However, Vegeta refuses but 6 years later they do the fusion in order to beat Broly.
  • In Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3, when Jeice performs his Purple Comet Attack, he and Burter do a series of poses to attack the opponent. The last one resembles the Fusion Dance's final pose.
  • The 10th and final move in the Dragon Dance from Avatar: The Last Airbender is very similar to the final move of the Fusion Dance. The differences are that their hands are in fists and their hands don't touch.
  • In the 5th episode of the anime BAKUMAN, the two main characters, Moritaka Mashiro and Akito Takagi, perform the Fusion Dance after Akito asks Moritaka if he has ever imitated a Dragon Ball character in his childhood.
  • In the Pokémon anime, a fusion is shown with Blastoise and Venusaur becoming Venustoise and scaring Ash's Bulbasaur and Squirtle. When Venusaur and Blastoise fuse, they perform a Fusion Dance, in a similar fashion to the Metamoran fusion.
  • In Transformers Energon episode 43, two Decepticons, Snow Cat and Demolisher attempt to Powerlinx. They fail as they have no Combination Spark. After their failed attempt, they are seen in a pose quite similar to the final pose of the Fusion Dance.
  • In the manga, Toriko, a certain choreography called the 'Monkey Dance' is a martial art/dance to be performed alongside the Monkey King. It consists of one thousand forms, or moves, two of which are poses heavily similar to the Fusion Dance.
  • In real life, synchronized swimmers would perform this fusion at an incredible accuracy according to Akira Toriyama. 
  • In Xenoverse, if the Future Warrior talks to Old Kai (while he is their current Master) wearing Gogeta's Clothes, Elder Kai will wonder why the Metamorans use such a silly pose in order to fuse, before stating his opinion that if one is going to pose to fuse they should pose in style.
  • It was previously thought that the users were required to be of similar height, biology, and power level when performing Fusion. Toriyama has since stated that it is still possible though if this is not the case, it will simply be that much more difficult.
    • This indicates hypothetical Metamoran fusions such as Prillin are indeed possible just more difficult to achieve then Metamoran fusions such as Tiencha, Gogeta, Gotenks, and Future Gohanks which may explain why Prillin is not hypothetical in Dragon Ball Fusion.
  • In the Dragon Ball Super anime, Frieza is shown to be aware of Fusion as he mentions it after Gotenks defuses in front of him after the fusion had knocked down Tagoma with a headbutt.
    • However, in Dragon Ball Super: Broly, Frieza seems to be unsure of what Metamoran Fusion is following the introduction of Gogeta in the fight against Broly. Gogeta explains the mechanics of Fusion to Frieza, and implies that Frieza was unaware as he "had been dead for a long time". However, this plot hole only applies to the anime as Gotenks does not confront Tagoma in Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ or its manga adaption by Toyotarō. However, Frieza did learn of the existence of Potara fusion from Kefla appearance during the Tournament of Power thus was simply unaware other forms of fusion besides Metamoran fusion existed in Broly.


Goku and Piccolo demonstrating the Fusion Dance

Piccolo and Krillin demonstrating the dance

Goten and Trunks ready to fuse

Goten and Trunks perform the Fusion Dance

Goten and Trunks performing the dance

The final movement in the Fusion Dance

Goten and Trunks fusing up

Fat Gotenks defuses

Goten and Trunks defuse

Goten and Trunks defuse

Goten and Trunks perform the Fusion Dance as Super Saiyans

Super Saiyans Goten and Trunks use the Fusion Dance

Goten and Trunks fuse

Goten and Trunks fuse in Hyperbolic Time Chamber

Goten and Trunks fusing in the Time Chamber

Goten and Trunks attempt to fuse while Gohan confronts Buu

Goten and Trunks stop the dance

Goten and Trunks fusing in front of Goku

Goten and Trunks fuse in Battle of Gods

Goten and Trunks fuse ("Kuu-Zen-Zetsu-Go")

The fusion dance in Dragon Ball Heroes Jaaku Mission 5

Goku and Vegeta fuse to form Veku

Goku performs the Fusion Dance

Goku performs the Fusion Dance

Goku and Vegeta fuse to form Gogeta

Super Saiyan 4 Goku and Vegeta perform the Fusion Dance

Super Saiyan 4 Goku and Vegeta perform the Fusion Dance

Goku and Vegeta fuse

Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta is born

Fusion Dance poster

Goku and Vegeta's Fusion Dance in Ultimate Battle 22

The Fusion Dance in Budokai 2

The Fusion Dance performed incorrectly

Dr. Mashirito and Piccolo fusing in Jump Super Stars

Vegeta and Goku performing the Fusion Dance in Budokai Tenkaichi 2

Vegeta and Goku fuse in the Budokai Tenkaichi 3 opening

Super Saiyan 4 Goku and Vegeta perform the Fusion Dance in Infinite World

Goku and Vegeta fuse in Raging Blast 2

Goku and Vegeta fuse in Ultimate Tenkaichi

Goku and Vegeta fuse in Heroes

Xeno Goten and Xeno Trunks performing Fusion in Heroes

Future Gohan and Future Trunks performing Fusion in Heroes

SSJ4 Goku and SSJ4 Vegeta doing the Fusion Dance in Heroes

SSJ4 Goku & SSJ4 Vegeta doing the Fusion Dance in Xenoverse

SSJ4 Goku & SSJ4 Vegeta doing the Fusion Dance in Xenoverse

SSJ4 Goku & SSJ4 Vegeta finishing the Fusion Dance in Xenoverse

LSSJ Broly & SSJ Goku performing EX-Fusion in Dragon Ball Fusions

LSSJ Broly & SSJ Goku performing EX-Fusion in Dragon Ball Fusions

Goku and Vegeta doing the fusion dance in the GDM1 special trailer

See also

  • Fusion
  • Failed Fusions


  1. ↑ Base Gotenks' profile in Dragon Ball Z: Buu's Fury, 2004
  2. Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai - Another Road, 2007
  3. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi, 2005
  4. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2, 2003
  5. Jump Super Stars, 2005
  6. Daizenshuu 7, 1996
  7. 7. 07.1Dragon Ball Heroes, 2010
  8. ↑ "The Limits of Power" original Japanese version
  9. ↑ Dragon Ball Full Color: Majin Boo Arc Volume #04 (04 July 2014). kanzenshuu. Retrieved on July 4, 2014.
  10. Dragon Ball Z episode 287, "Celebrations with Majin Buu"
  11. Dragon Ball chapter 472, "The Zeta Sword"
  12. Dragon Ball chapter 495, "Super Fusion Unleashed!!"
  13. Dragon Ball chapter 480, "The Fusion Succeeds...?!"
  14. Weekly Shōnen Jump, 1995 #28. kanzenshuu.
  15. ↑ Herms' tweet on Weekly Jump. twitter (December 6, 2018).

"Dragon Ball Z" The Fusion Dance (TV Episode 2002)

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    The Dragon Ball GT has been warmly received by many Dragon Ball fans due to some of the questionable decisions it makes and the lack of input from Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama. However, the series still does a lot of fun stuff and whether it's considered canon or not, it provides some unique transformations.

    An evil, vengeful Tuffle the Kid is on a mission to destroy the Saiyans and become king. However, before settling on Vegeta as its primary host, it jumps onto several other bodies, one of which is an adult trunk. Baby Trunks creates some problems for Goku, but Baby soon moves on to greener pastures.

    12 villainous future trunks

    The original Dragon Ball Xenoverse has a conclusion that went all out and sees the demon Demigra possess the future trunks and corrupt it. This Villain Mode that Future Trunks are subjected to is similar to the Majin spell in many ways, but even more powerful.

    For example, "Future Trunks" has no control over their body, but Demigra has this control. With this, although his body is helpless, Trunks is still able to mentally fend off Demigra's forces and manage to make their way towards the Future Warrior. If nothing else, it's interesting that the Future Trunks will be the villains this time around, and it's going to be a worthy fight.

    11 Future Gohanks

    Future Trunks is also experiencing some really interesting thermonuclear transmutations in the supporting series in the Dragon Ball universe that also deserve some attention. Dragon Ball Fusions is a game about using absurd fusion combinations, but one of the combinations that really makes sense is Future Gohanks.

    Future Gohanks is the result of a fusion dance protégé and mentor of Future Trunks and Future Gohan, and it feels like the next step in their training. Future Gohankas expose Future Gohan's scars, but also retain Future Trunks' sword. The character was also popular enough to return to the mission in Dragon Ball Heroes.

    10 10. Vegenks: xeno

    Another unusual fusion that stands out is the combination of Trunks: Xeno and Vegeta: Xeno, creating Vegenks: Xeno. Vegenks: Xeno is the last attempt to destroy the demon god in Super Dragon Ball Heroes. Chests: Xeno and Vegeta: Xeno uses Chronoa's Potara earrings here, and this fusion between father and son makes a lot of sense. They are the perfect team, and it's easy to imagine the two resorting to such measures to save the world and those around them.

    For what it's worth, there are regular Vegenks that appear in Dragon Ball Fusions, but Vegenks: Xeno looks much better. The design is fantastic and this is the most recent interpretation of the character.

    9 Gotenks

    Dragon Ball Fusions and Dragon Ball Heroes can provide a lot of weird, new fusion combinations to have fun with, but when it comes to barrel fusion, everyone knows that Gotenks is the most popular and reliable transformation of all . The Trunks and Goten have become an incredible fighting team, and it turns out beautifully as a by-product of their fusion dance, the Gotenks.

    Gotenks has a ton of ridiculous attacks, but he can even become Super Saiyan 3, which no one else but Goku achieves in the main Dragon Ball Z anime. This is a testament to the power of this fusion, and the character still lends his talents to Z Fights in Dragon Ball Super.

    8 super saiyan 2 future chests

    When Future Trunks returns in Dragon Ball Super, he mostly uses his Super Saiyan 2 form and never returns to normal base level. In the Dragon Ball Super manga, it was revealed that Future Trunks acquires this skill after witnessing Future Dabura destroy Future Kibito. The Super Saiyan 2 Future Trunks wiped out all of Buu's students after that and ended his time.

    The Future Trunks handle Super Saiyan 2 so well that it is said to be as powerful as the Goku Super Saiyan level 3. Goku even briefly has to become a Super Saiyan God in order to take down the Future Trunks at this stage.

    7 Super Saiyans 3 Barrels

    The Dragon Ball Heroes series is infamous not only for introducing a lot of new fusions into the mix, but also for allowing different versions of the same character to be mixed. For example, there is Future Trunks as well as GT Trunks which is an extended version of Trunks in this series, even if they look almost the same.

    GT Trunks gains Super Saiyan 3 status in Dragon Ball Heroes, but it was a popular enough transformation that the character even returns in the Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission spin-off manga series. Obviously, this character has a lot of fans.

    6 Super Saiyans 3 Future Chests

    The Dragon Ball GT version of Super Saiyan 3 Trunks might seem a bit of a stretch considering how much the character has nerfed their training, but Super Saiyan 3 Future Trunks sounds something like this. Dragon Ball Heroes allows Future Trunks to have some fun in this state, and if any character can successfully hit the caveman look, it's him.

    Super Saiyan 3 Future Trunks is a bit of a fun wish-fulfillment, but the game's accompanying manga provides a bit more context. Obviously Future Chests can only use transformation for ten seconds when he destroys piles of Demons and Shinigami Soldiers.

    5 Ultra Fusion Stems

    Gotenki can be stems; the most consistent fusion form, but it's likely that his Ultra Fusion form could be a bit more powerful due to the sheer amount it packs. Dragon Ball Fusion introduces the five-sided fusion technique, which is combined with the power of Ginyu.

    Trunks can perform this five-sided game with Goten, Kid Goku, Pan and Tekka, resulting in a powerful Ultra Fusion. Ultra Fusions are a rare occurrence in the game, but it goes without saying that this character is extremely powerful. In this state of Ultra Fusion, Trunks has plenty of resources.

    4 Swords of Hope Future Chests

    Future Trunks travel to incredible places throughout Dragon Ball Super. Future Trunks goes through many huge transformations throughout the show, and many of them have been carefully translated into the latest Dragon Ball video games. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 has tried to stay as current as possible with Dragon Ball Super, and thankfully a number of DLC additions have made this very possible.

    DLC Super Pack 4 combines the sword of hope for future chests. To be fair, the Sword is just a by-product of Future Trunks's Spirit Bomb super-saiyan maneuver, but Xenoverse 2 treats it as a real transformation that takes over the character as his sword transforms.

    3 Super Saiyan Rage Future Chests (Super Chests)

    Arguably the strongest story arc from Dragon Ball Super is Goku's Black Saga and the horrors of Fused Zamasu. The villain can be stopped in a way that has never been seen before on the show, and it's nice to have Future Trunks be the one to fix the problem and kill him.

    During the climax of the Battle of Molten Zamasu, he mocks Future Trunks by telling him that all this damage is his fault for time travel. This sends Future Trunks into a colossal rage that allows him to hold off both Fused Zamasu and Goku Black. In this state, he is basically as strong as Super Saiyan Blue.

    2 Super Saiyan Blue Chests of the Future

    Future Trunks does not achieve Super Saiyan Blue status in the anime or manga, but Dragon Ball Fusions writes several new chapters during the Dragon Ball Super Goku Black Saga that push the character in that direction. In the bonus story, Goku and Vegeta decide that it wouldn't be a bad idea for them to train the Future Trunks and Tekka teams to turn Super Saiyan Blue. Although it is never shown explicitly, Future Trunks comments on how he learned the technique.

    Super Saiyan Blue Future Trunk will probably be more stable than Super Saiyan Rage Future Trunks, but it seems like a slight difference in power.

    1 Spirit Bomb Super Saiyan Future Chests

    The twist in the final fight with Fused Zamasu comes from Future Trunks. After dealing massive amounts of damage in their shiny new Super Saiyan Fury form, Future Guns increase their heat a little higher. Future Chests use this new power to call all the energy from the planet - just like with Goku's Spirit Bomb - and channel it into his sword.

    As a result, the sword grows and is absorbed by energy, which finally gives the Chests enough advantage to defeat Fused Zamasu. It looks like the pinnacle of power and achieves something that neither Goku nor Vegeta could do.


    What do you think? Which chest transformation is the most powerful in Dragon Ball ? Let us know about it in the comments!

    10 Dragon Ball characters that fans want to see in Fortnite

    The collaboration with Dragon Ball in Fortnite has been a blast for fans as a suite of new cosmetics, challenges, items and abilities has been added to the game. Goku's famous Kamehameha attack became a mythical item in the game along with the Nimbus Cloud. Similarly, players can visit the creative Dragon Ball Adventure Island map to check out various DBZ-style locations. You can even take on opponents on this creative map using the Kamehameha. The inclusion of these iconic Dragon Ball characters paves the way for more, and it's natural for fans to expect more DBZ characters in Fortnite. Here are 10 Dragon Ball characters the community wants to see in Fortnite.


    As Goku's firstborn, Gohan is one of the Dragon Ball characters that fans most want to see in Fortnite. The story in Dragon Ball Super Hero revolves heavily around Gohan, and it also shows him finally taking on a new form. In addition to Gohan's Super Saiyan form and Beast mode, Fortnite fans would like to see a restyle of the Great Saiyan skin for this character.


    Piccolo was one of the main characters in the latest Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero movie and fans definitely want to see him in Fortnite. Piccolo took on a new form and became known as the Orange Piccolo, a stronger and more muscular version of the Namekian. Piccolo's skin style edit can definitely include his traditional look as well as his newfound power.


    Goku's youngest son Goten is another popular Dragon Ball character that deserves to be in Fortnite. Like Trunks, Goten can also transform into a Super Saiyan. Together they perform a fusion dance technique to become Gotenki. Goten looks exactly like Goku as a child, and having this skin in Fortnite will surely remind Dragon Ball fans of the old days.


    Trunks is the son of Vegeta and Bulma, he is a little older than Goten. Trux can transform into a Super Saiyan and has perfected the fusion dance technique with Goten. A future version of the character has also been featured in the show and it would be amazing to see this as one of the style changes for the Trunks Fortnite skin.


    Krillin is one of the most popular characters in the Dragon Ball universe and fans want to see him paired up with Goku in Fortnite. Krillin is only human, but he is one of the few characters that can use the Kamehameha. As for Krillin's skin style changes in Fortnite, fans would love to see him in a cop outfit.

    Master Roshi

    Master Roshi taught Goku how to use the Kamehameha and he is one of the funniest characters in the Dragon Ball universe. Fortnite fans want to see the hermit turtle skin in the game with all its unique fashion changes.


    Cell was the main antagonist in the Android Saga and he is one of the villains that Dragon Ball fans want to see in Fortnite. His goal was to absorb other androids and turn into the ultimate machine of destruction. Although the superheroes managed to stop him, Cell remains one of the most ferocious villains in the Dragon Ball universe.

    Majin Buu

    Majin Buu pushed the Dragon Ball heroes to the limit with their evil versions, but soon became one of the interesting characters in the series. Majin Buu actually helped Goku and Vegeta defeat the evil Kid Buu. Majin Buu's Fortnite skin should display all of his forms of evolution in the form of style changes, as this character has some of the most iconic transformations in the series.


    Frieza is unlike any other villain in the Dragon Ball universe, and fans love him for his idiosyncratic attitude and evil intentions. Fortnite fans would love to see a Frieza skin that features all of his transformations as style changes. Frieza also had a number of unique abilities, and adding some of them to Fortnite would definitely make fans happy.

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