With Super Baby 2 now fully released and out of the way, it’s time to dive into some theory-crafting with the next Dragon Ball FighterZ character Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta! At this point, you might be thinking “Now wait just a minute, Gogeta is already in the game”, and you would be right to think this; Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta is the non-canon GT version of him.
Similarly to Super Baby 2, SS4 Gogeta was first introduced in Dragonball GT; the season that came after DBZ, but was not written by Akira Toriyama, the original author. GT featured new transformations, characters, and lastly brought back the fusion-form Gogeta.
With his introductions out of the way, I want to go over some of the things I would like to see our main monkey-man equipped with. So let’s get into it!
Differentiating Monkey and God
As I mentioned before Gogeta already features in Dragonball Fighterz, but this form is from the Super series — specifically the Dragonball Super Broly movie. This form is a combination of Goku and Vegeta after they have mastered Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan (God, I hate that name) and was called upon to take care of a very angry Saiyan. God Gogeta is aware of the time limit the fusion technique comes with and as a result takes the fight very seriously. It would be correct to say that God Gogeta is certainly smug, but not to the point where it gets in the way of his purpose.
Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta, on the other hand, is a complete and utter joker who radiates so much smug energy that it often comes back to bite him in the ass. Despite facing off against one of the strongest foes in the entire GT series, SS4 Gogeta messes around with clones and fake-outs a Kamehameha that produces confetti. This inherent silliness is the key ingredient that is necessary to make sure that these two forms of the same character feel different from one another.
Key moves SS4 Gogeta needs to have
The main issue when it comes to referencing source material for this character is the fact that in GT, Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta only appears for around 30 minutes. Luckily Dragon Ball has been milked to death and has numerous other forms of media that feature SS4 Gogeta for us to take inspiration from.
His normal attacks in combos will most likely be a mix of those featured in GT by SS4 Goku and Vegeta, along with possible crossover attacks from God Gogeta. It’s mainly his special attacks and unique command attacks that we’re concerned about.
A key scene that sums up SS4 Gogeta would be where he holds his belly in laughter after faking his Kamehameha; this could most definitely feature in the game in some form. Maybe it could be a form of throw where Gogeta laughs after successfully landing it, or perhaps it could be something that plays at the end of a super attack.
The next would be something that God Gogeta only uses once, but SS4 Gogeta could make much more use of — the clones, baby! The clones not only introduce a fun game mechanic that offers the player creativity but also opens a door that can allow SS4 Gogeta’s cocky personality to flood through. A Kamehameha where he teleports around while chatting all sorts of smack-talk, or a dash that passes through the opponent creating a clone on each side; holding the button keeps you on the same side, releasing it crosses the opponent up.
Now for his super attacks; these should reference the two men that created him. His level 1 super in the air should be Vegeta’s Maximum Final Flash. This is SS4 Vegeta’s ultimate form of his signature attack; it would fire a unique green fin flash at a downward angle. Next up, his grounded level 1 super would be Goku’s 10x Kamehameha; a signature attack featuring a red beam that nicely differentiates itself from other Kamehameha attacks in the game.
His level 3 super, similarly to God Gogeta, should be able to turn into a level 5. The only choice is his Big Bang Kamehameha, that when held down would transform into a 100x variation. Lastly, his outro sequence absolutely must be Goku and Vegeta popping out of the fusion — and being annoyed at the fact the fusion ran out so fast.
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