Dragon Ball: Why The Universe 6 Saiyans Are So Powerful

Dragon Ball Super’s Universe 6 Saiyans – Cabba, Caulifla, and Kale – already have an impressive amount of power. How did they become so strong?

Not long after their introductions, Dragon Ball Super’s Universe 6 Saiyans were able to become incredibly formidable fighters. Despite the fact that none of them knew how to go Super Saiyan until Vegeta taught the ability to Cabba, they’re capable of fighting with the Z-Warriors.

Dragon Ball Super introduced a new concept to the franchise when it revealed that there are multiple universes in existence. Apparently, the one the Z-Warriors live in is called Universe 7, and its “twin” is Universe 6, which has its own Saiyans. One of these Saiyans is a warrior called Cabba, who ended up being chosen for their team in the battle against Goku, Vegeta, Piccolo, and Monaka. For the Tournament of Power, two more Saiyans from Universe 6 fought beside Cabba in the big battle: Caulifla and Kale. After becoming the first female Super Saiyans, the two battled Goku and even fused to become Kefla, one of the most powerful opponents Goku has ever faced.

Cabba, Caulifla, and Kale aren’t as strong as Goku, Vegeta, or Gohan, but have already attained an impressive amount of power. As for how they were able to come so far so quickly, it’s likely that the reason for this is at least partially explained by the differences in their biology. Unlike the Saiyans of Universe 7, the Universe 6 Saiyans don’t have tails. According to Cabba, they were lost over time due to evolution. So it could be that the Saiyans of Universe 6 are just naturally stronger. This seems quite plausible, especially since they live on a different planet.

Whereas most Saiyans were born on Planet Vegeta, Cabba, Caulifla, and Kale are from Planet Sadala, which was the original homeworld of the Saiyans. In-Universe 7’s history, this place was destroyed hundreds of years ago. Growing up on a planet with a different environment and gravity could have been crucial to the Universe 6 Saiyans’ development as fighters. Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama has confirmed that Earth’s environment helped Goten and Trunks become Super Saiyans early in life, so it makes sense that a similar explanation would apply to the Saiyans who live on Planet Sadala in Universe 6.

There’s also the fact that the Universe 6 Saiyans found a shortcut to the Super Saiyan transformation that the Z-Warriors didn’t seem to know about in Dragon Ball Z. Cabba discovered offscreen that this state can be accessed by channeling power into the lower back. This trick helped Caulifla go Super Saiyan without having to go through all the grueling trials that Goku and Vegeta had to endure in the past. Thanks to these extra advantages enjoyed by the Universe 6 Saiyans, they’re already strong enough to achieve a number of impressive feats. Caulifla did no what no other character has done before by reaching Super Saiyan 2 minutes after hitting the first level, and Kale became a Legendary Super Saiyan. Their next goal is the Super Saiyan 3 form. Based on what they were able to do in the short span of time they were on Dragon Ball Super, they could be even stronger in the next anime.

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