Dragon Ball Super continued the Dragon Ball franchise. Here are some strange facts about the Saiyan fusion Kefla.
Based on the Japanese manga series of the same name, Dragon Ball Super is a television series that ran on Fuji TV from 2015 to 2018. The sequel series to the iconic original Dragon Ball manga ran for 131 episodes before coming to a close ahead of the theatrical film sequel, Dragon Ball Super: Broly in December of 2018.
The series follows the almighty Goku in the 10-year time-jump after the warrior defeated Majin Buu. The series features a colorful cast of characters, including Kefla, a weaponized hybrid between two of the series most notorious characters. For more on Kefla’s identity, scroll below.
- First Female Fusion
Unless you’re a rabid Dragon Ball fanatic, Kefla’s origin story might have escaped your attention. But according to dragonball.fandom.com, the fact remains that Kefla is a weaponized Fusion of Kale and Caulifla, two female Saiyans hailing from Universe 6. She is the first female fusion in the series.
Upon receiving the mystical Potara earrings, Kale and Caulifla become fused as one before Goku slays them for good. In their absence arises Kefla, a formidable warrior who challenged Goku with increased powers. Her abilities temporarily prevent Goku from channeling his endurance into the Super Saiyan Blue in one of his biggest battles ever.
2. Almighty Ki Control
Although her personality mirrors Kale’s belligerent nature and Caulifla’s spontaneity, when it comes to controlling her almighty ki, Kefla is on another level.
When she powers up to a Super Saiyan 2, Kefla’s ki matches that of Goku’s Ultra Instinct Sign. Moreover, her ability to control her explosive ki blasts with pinpoint precision allowed her to shockingly scathe Goku by striking him in the arm and singeing some hair. Her ki control also allows Kefla to shield punches from Goku in Ultra Instinct Sign form.
3. Limited Fusion Power
Although she is the first female Fusion in the Dragon Ball Super series, Kefla’s weaponized powers come with a time limit. Kefla only has the ability to retain her Fusion for one hour. If she transforms before 60-minutes, her Fusion can last even shorter.
What this does is limit the amount of damage Kefla can do at any one time. If she’s forced into battle, she must exert as much force as possible when she’s in the throes of her ultra-powerful Fusion.
4. Altered Appearance
Another weird fact about Kefla is that, when she first appeared in the anime series, she did not initially appear in the Super Saiyan form as she should have. Instead, she first appeared in her base form.
When two Super Saiyans create a Fusion with the Potara earrings, they are supposed to immediately form one Super Saiyan. Kefla was created as a Fusion between Kale and Caulifla and was therefore born a Super Saiyan. And yet when she first appears, she’s still in her natural, unevolved state.
5. Voiced By Two Different Actresses
One of the ways that the series’ creators reinforced Kefla’s nature as a Fusion of Kale and Caulifla is by hiring two different actresses to voice one character. Kefla is voiced by both Japanese actress Yukana, who voices Caulifla, and Yuka Komatsu, who voices Kale in Dragon Ball Super. The two female voices are combined to form one.
Another weird fact about Kefla is that, despite being a hybrid of Kale and Caulifla, her name is pronounced as Kefura in the Japanese series.
6. The Power Of A Spirit Bomb
In addition to being fused from the first female to fight in The Tournament of Power (Caulifla), Kefla’s immense powers as a Super Saiyan just might be akin to that of a Spirit Bomb, according to a postulation put forth by Whis.
In ruminating over how fighters in the tournament tend to grow stronger, Whis entertains the notion that Kefla’s power is equal to that of the Spirit Bombs, one of the strongest attacks in the Dragon Ball series invented by King Kai.
7. Ten Times The Power Of Kale & Caulifla
According to Vados in Dragon Ball Super episode 114, Kefla’s superhuman abilities are also a combination of Kale and Caulifla’s powers at peak form, multiplied to the tenth degree. This means Kefla can do everything her counterparts can do ten times that.
In the same episode, it is revealed that Kefla is given the ability by Kale to channel her Legendary Super Saiyan form. While she was born a Super Saiyan, her Legendary form allows her to access even more power.
8. Fought Gohan In The Manga
One of the things Dragon Ball fans have had to endure over the years is the changes made from the manga volumes to the small screen adaptation. In Dragon Ball Super, Kefla uses her Super Saiyan powers to admirably combat Goku before forcing him to morph into Super Saiyan Blue Kaio-ken.
However, in the manga series from which the TV series was adapted, it was Goku’s son, Gohan, that Kefla battled for ultimate supremacy.
9. Personality Closely Resembles Caulifla’s
Although Kefla is the physical, spiritual, and powerful embodiment of both Kale and Caulifla fused as one, her personality draws far heavier from one than the other.
Kefla’s personality traits consist of being overconfident to the point of being harmfully cocksure. She not only dismisses Goku’s attacks as lame, but Kefla is also a bit pompous and prone to boast about her newfound powers, much like the impulsive Caulifla.
10. Video Game Character In Dragon Ball Heroes
Casual fans of the iconic Dragon Ball canon may have missed the fact that Kefla is a character who you can play in the original spinoff arcade game, Dragon Ball Heroes.
In specific, Kefla can be chosen as a character during Mission 7 of the videogame, which was released in 2010. In 2016, the game was updated to increase user interactivity and was renamed Super Dragon Ball Heroes. The game allows users to choose one of eight “hero avatars” with three distinct fighting styles.