Super Saiyan 4 has officially been announced non-cannon ever since the premiere of Dragon Ball Super. However, that’s no good reason to stop talking about it, especially after the introduction of Super Saiyan God. The GT fans are still on the opinion that Super Saiyan 4 is superior to Super Saiyan God. I agree with them, at least in terms of appearance. With wild fur and a tail, Super Saiyan 4 looks a lot fierce than their canon counterpart.
But, can we say the same thing in terms of power? Super Saiyan 4 was at least 200 times stronger than the Super Saiyan 3 that fought toe-to-toe with Majin Buu. Now, that’s some crazy powerup that’s hard enough to rival. On the other hand, Goku attained Super Saiyan God by borrowing the powers of five other pure-hearted Saiyans, and he fought the Haikaishin in that state. Which one is stronger? We have brought you a satisfactory answer supported by adequate facts and speculations.
How Goku Unleashed the Forms?
In Dragon Ball GT, Goku required his tail to unleash his Super Saiyan 4 transformation. There weren’t any shortcuts; he turned into the Golden Oozaru and gradually gained control over that power. His body shrank into the Super Saiyan 4 that went on to receive groundbreaking popularity.
Meanwhile, in Dragon Ball Super, Goku summoned the wish-granting dragon, Shenron, to know the way of attaining Super Saiyan God. He sought the help of five pure-hearted Saiyans to step into the realms of God. Once the transformation was complete, Goku fought almost toe-to-toe with Lord Beerus.
Super Saiyan God vs. Super Saiyan 4: Who Is Stronger?
Yes, Super Saiyan God is undoubtedly stronger than Super Saiyan 4. If Super Saiyan 4 is a galaxy-level threat, Super Saiyan God can threaten the entire Universe. There are about two trillion galaxies in Universe, so you can guess the massive power gap between them. You can guess how strong Super Saiyan God is from the fact that the shock waves released while Goku fought Beerus ceased many planets from existence.
Super Saiyan 4 is crazy strong. It beat the crap out of Baby, whom Super Saiyan 3 Goku couldn’t even lay a finger on. However, considering the power gap between Beerus and Baby, it’s safe to assume that Super Saiyan God is far superior to Super Saiyan 4.
Extra Benefits of Super Saiyan God
Super Saiyan God comes with an array of benefits that only the Gods can enjoy. It can heal up some of the fatal blows. For example, Beerus stabbed Goku in his heart, but he healed himself up quickly. Furthermore, a Super Saiyan God can literally breathe without oxygen. Goku fought Beerus in space and underwater without feeling breathless even for a moment.
Apart from that, Super Saiyan God’s Ki is undetectable to any mere mortal. Krillin and Picollo lose track of Goku whenever he resorts to any of his godly transformations. That is because the power level is just beyond their detection range, or it’s simply a specialty of Gods. The Ki is godly and mortals cannot detect it. Now we know why no one was aware of Lord Beerus’ existence till he himself showed up on Earth.
If that’s not enough to convince you why I choose Super Saiyan God over Super Saiyan 4, here’s one last fact. The Super Saiyan God transformation sky-rocketed Goku’s power level as a whole. For example, Super Saiyan Goku, after his Super Saiyan God transformation, is far stronger than what it was before. Goku has improved exponentially ever since he unlocked Super Saiyan God.
On the other hand, we didn’t see anything like that after Goku’s Super Saiyan 4 transformation. Goku’s other forms didn’t improve much, and neither did he grow exponentially. Super Saiyan 4 Goku didn’t stand a chance before Omega Shenron, and he had no other option but to fuse with Vegeta to unleash Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta. Goku, as an individual, did a lot better in Dragon Ball Super after unleashing Super Saiyan God.