Why is Super Saiyan Trunks So Strong in Dragon Ball Super?

Why is Super Saiyan Trunks So Strong
Why is Super Saiyan Trunks So Strong

Why is Super Saiyan Trunks So Strong? The Dragon Ball Super Zamasu arc was an awesome series for us the fans’ hands down.

So today, it’s all about Super Saiyan Trunks once again.

One of the main unanswered questions from this arc is how did Super Saiyan Trunks from the future get so strong?

How is he able to compete with warriors like Goku Black and hang in there with guys like Vegeta and Goku during the fight with Zamasu?

Why is Super Saiyan Trunks So Strong


How Did He Get so Incredibly Strong?

Well, in this post I’m going to look at all the data that we have from classic Dragon Ball as well as Dragon Ball super.

I hope to give you the most researched and best answer possible when discussing Super Saiyan Trunks and his newfound strength.

How Did Future Super Saiyan Trunks Get So incredibly strong?

Guys whenever I make a post like this, I try my best to analyze all the facts that have been presented to us.

I also try my best to come up with a logical conclusion that makes sense or maybe one of a few different conclusions.


But unfortunately, as many of you guys know Dragon Ball super is a bit confusing when it comes to the power scale and quite inconsistent.

Some would argue that the power skills have already been Jacked from the Buu saga and I would agree with that.

However, we’re going to try and make sense of it so the question today is.

Why is Future Super Saiyan Trunks so strong?

We’re going to look at a few different sources. The first time we really saw his strength like his Newfound strength of Trunks was when we saw him fight Goku in the anime.


Goku was pleasantly surprised and pleased that Trump had achieved Super Saiyan 2 in the future timeline.

Now, many folks have wonder why we didn’t see him achieve it back in Dragon Ball Z?

The last time we saw him which was in Dragon Ball Z movie 9 or Dragon Ball Z episode 194 when he went back to the future to kill 17 and 18.

Although some of the video games of the time incorrectly stated that Trunks did achieve it SSJ2, we never saw him do it in the series, manga, or anime.

So obviously it happened during the 17 years in between when Super Saiyan Trunks was fighting Goku black. And, of course, Trunks going back.

How Trunks from The Future Got so Strong?

There is some inconsistency but not so much. One of the reasons why I bring this up is that you can kind of make sense that Trump was able to unlock this power in the future.

However, the question is who Trunks train with? I mean everybody else was dead Mai was the only one that was around that time.


Yajarobi was one of the main cast at that time as well. So, I don’t think that Yajarobi would big of a help to Trunks that much.

However, who really knows?

One thing we do know and we found out from Super Saiyan Trunks in that very same episode with Zamas that trunks made contact with the future Supreme Kai.

This was to help him fight Bobbidi and the Majins. Obviously, we don’t know if the SupremeKai actually helped train Super Saiyan Trunks or to what degree.

 However, we do know that there was some involvement.

So maybe Trunks was able to get that power with help and with lots of training with the Z sword.

Future Trunks Z Sword 

Some people have actually speculated or thought that the sword he carries now is the original Z sword that was destroyed way back when.

Even though the sword Trunks has now does not look anything like the originals Z Sword. It could be possible his current sword is a future version of it or maybe a different kind of sword.

Maybe it is a sword given to him by Gods because of the fact that Trunks was able to block the Psionic Blade Technique in Dragon Ball Super episode 57.

However, that may have also been Trunks using his own power. If you read the Dragon Ball super manga it gets even more out of whack. 

Super Saiyan Trunks Vs Super Saiyan 3 Goku

Why? This is because we find out that Goku versus Trunks in the manga was slightly different.

I would go so far as to say it was kind of vastly different.

Super Saiyan Trunks and Goku had their sparring match but in this version, Trunk’s Super Saiyan 2 form was equal to Goku’s Super Saiyan 3.


Now, that is very confusing and very strange because this is not the Goku from the Dragon Ball Z.

This is Goku that trained for years 3 in the room of spirit and time, Who trained with Whis, and with Vegeta.

You would think that his base form would be so strong that if he were to multiply with the transformation of ssj3, he’d be an animal.

Of course, not as strong as the Gods but still you would think he’d be an animal. How in the heck could Trunks keep up?

This is one thing that’s very hard for me to explain. To be honest, I can’t give you a really great answer because it kind of doesn’t make any sense.

This is because of how long and how strong Goku trained for, however, this is stated in the manga.

God Goku Vs Future Trunks

So if Super Saiyan is that strong against ssj3 Goku, then I can kind of understand Trunks being able to briefly hold off against Zamasu and black.

Super Saiyan Trunks vs Goku Black
Super Saiyan Trunks vs Goku Black


Obviously, he’s going to be able to beat them but due to his pure sheer will and his willingness to fight, and his balls.

Trunks were able to fight off the Goku black for at least a little while. I don’t think he’s close to being ssj blue.

I don’t believe that to be the case even though we have seen the training with Vegeta.

However, the point actually goes to that in, and in that, I do believe that trunks training with Vegeta for that brief time helped.

Plus we can all presume that there was more training off-screen as well. It could make sense that Super Saiyan Trunks has access to getting that strong.

Also, it would actually make a lot of sense if that was the case.

Super Saiyan Trunks
Super Saiyan Trunks


Nonetheless, it’s still kind of wonky that Trunks was able to get so strong without a training partner.

Now, if you want to figure out why this could be the case, you can go all the way back to the beginning of Dragon Ball Z.

The Sayian Saga of Dragon Ball 

Go back to the beginning of Dragon Ball Z with the conversation between Vegeta and Nappa.

This actually became a strong focal point in the development of the character of Gohan and in Dragon Ball Z.

We pretty much find out or at least we presume the comments that Nappa Vegeta made was that human Saiyan hybrid has a higher potential than pureblood saying.

This was a major factor in the series going all the way to the Cell game when Gohan was the first one to unlock Super Saiyan 2 against Cell.

However, even further Beyond when Vegeta in Dragon Ball super-states that Gohan has the biggest potential of all of them but he just doesn’t train and keep his body strong.

So as a result of that Gohan cannot keep up in the series.

It did not say full-blooded members of the race were able to supersede Gohan as far as potential went.

But a lot of fans have thought that possibly Toriyama forgot this little factor but, that may not be the case because guess what?

 Half-Breed Super Saiyan Future Trunks

Future Trunks is also a half-breed, he is the son of the prince of all Saiyans and the princess of technology.

As a result of this, I can totally see him having more potential than Gohan

Super Saiyan Trunks is kinda living out what Gohan should have been, he has a very strong base form, very focused on training.


Of course, they had a different kind of upbringing but it’s still the same.

They’re both hybrids and as a result of that, it kinda makes sense that Super Saiyan Trunks’ power would be where it’s at, in comparison to several other characters.

That is why he has so much potential and why his version of Super Saiyan 2 was able to keep up with Super Saiyan 3 Goku.

As I said, that was before the training that Trunks had with Vegeta which made him even stronger.

But then, of course, the question is why can’t Trunks use the God form?

Well, one thing that we definitely have learned from the series is that a lot of people forget that there is only two ways for somebody to truly unlock God ki.

One is to do the ritual, I thought it was only applied to pureblooded Saiyans.. nope.

Two, if you are trained by a higher being like Whis to teach you how to tap into your inner God Ki from the inside out.

We saw a little bit of in the resurrection F Arc filler way back in Dragon Ball super. So Trunks has not trained with whis, he’s only trained with Vegeta.

Super Saiyan Blue Future Trunks

Also, we don’t really know if Vegeta teaches him how to do that, even though Vegeta learns it himself.

It may not be something that Vegeta is too apt to teach someone, so that might be why Trunks can’t unlock Super Saiyan Blue.


One of the big mystery directions I’ve seen in the fandom for quite some time which really just started as an assumption, that only pure-blooded Saiyans can have God’s power.

That’s not necessarily true, in fact, that’s never been stated in the manga or in the anime.

So, as far as we know Goten, Trunks, and Gohan can all with training or with the ritual unlock God Ki.

We saw Goku who actually type into his God ki in the Manga version of his fight with Super Saiyan Trunks and that was the only way he was able to beat Trunks.


 So, in conclusion, Super Saiyan Trunks is ridiculously strong, probably stronger than he should be.

It’s kind of one of those story convenience type things, but I don’t think he’s equal to Super Saiyan Blue.

I think he was fighting his ass off in the fight with Goku Black and Zamasu but, I still I don’t think that he’s quiet at the level.

However, he certainly the strongest Saiyan we’ve ever seen without God ki which is a nun questionable fact.

Let me know your thoughts down below what do you think could it be?

Is that Super Saiyan Trunks have hybrid human Saiyan jeans that are kicking in like Gohan at a young age?

Or do you think there’s another reason, we don’t know yet I’m very curious to hear your thoughts.

Why is Super Saiyan Trunks So Strong in Dragon Ball Super?

Written by Gregory Warmington

Hello, My name is Gregory and I love all types of anime and entertainment shows however dragon Ball Naturo, and One Punch man are some of my favorites. If you want to reach out, contact me via email. Cheer!

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