Everyone that watched the entire Dragon Ball Super anime is aware of Goku’s Ultra Instinct form and ability, but the manga has revealed Vegeta’s Ultra Ego powers. The Ultra Ego technique is basically the opposite of Ultra Instinct, and it is known as an advanced technique used by Gods of Destruction.
In order to achieve the Ultra Ego ability, one must be trained by a Destroyer and learn their techniques. If you haven’t kept up with the manga, you are probably wondering why you keep seeing new pictures of Vegeta with purple hair… well, that’s the Ultra Ego form he has learned.
Everything We Know About Ultra Ego
Ultra Ego is a power state achieved by those who have received God of Destruction training and gained the ability to harness its power. However, it can only be utilized when the user is in the right mindset to act as a Destroyer.
The state fuels itself with the user’s passion and overwhelming emotions, becoming stronger as they indulge in their destructive tendencies. Unlike Autonomous Ultra Instinct, which prioritizes evading attacks to minimize damage, Ultra Ego encourages users to move their bodies freely and enjoy taking direct blows from opponents. Ultra Ego does an incredible job at bringing out the user’s instinctual, bloodthirsty, and ferocious side, as seen with Vegeta who felt like his old battle-loving self when using the form.
Think of Majin Vegeta! Remember how Vegeta achieved Super Saiyan 2 by getting possessed by Babidi, and then used his rage and pride to overcome being possessed? It makes sense that Vegeta would achieve the powerful ability and form of Ultra Ego to combat Goku’s Ultra Instinct.
The Dark Side of Ultra Ego
Ultra Ego, while a formidable power, has limitations and drawbacks for those who have not mastered it. Its reliance on taking damage to grow stronger can lead to significant harm and increased vulnerability in battle.
As demonstrated by Vegeta’s fight with Granolah, this can lead to a dangerous balancing act of risking blackouts by taking too many hits or sacrificing strength by avoiding them.
Additionally, a strong enough attack can bypass the power’s effects and render the user unconscious, as seen when Vegeta was defeated with a single hit from Frieza’s new transformation. So yeah, this form is full of flaws and definitely doesn’t make Vegeta indestructible.
How Vegeta Learned Ultra Ego
Vegeta learned about Ultra Ego in the Granolah the Survivor Saga, where Beerus demonstrated the ability by easily defeating Super Saiyan God SS Evolved Vegeta.
During his battle against Granolah, Vegeta achieved the Ultra Ego transformation and initially gained the upper hand, but as the fight went on, he became lost in the excitement and took more damage to increase his strength.
However, this backfired as Vegeta eventually took too much damage and was defeated by Granolah. Despite being temporarily knocked out, Vegeta quickly regained his Ultra Ego form after Goku stepped in and resumed the battle.
This is Getting Crazy, So Many Transformations…
After Goku achieved Ultra Instinct, everyone could have guessed that Vegeta would unlock some sort of higher power next, as he is always playing catch up to Kakarot. Next, we’re going to cover Orange Piccolo and Gohan Beast, but there are many other new transformations to talk about.
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