Dragon Ball Super announces the name of Piccolo’s new form
dragonball has a lot of characters under his belt, and creator Akira Toriyama has a reputation when it comes to naming his fighters. From food to underwear and even devils, the artist has used all sorts of naming conventions over the years, and that goes for the various forms in the series. But it turns out the anime didn’t do anything special for Piccolo and his secret new form.
So please be warned! There are major spoilers below for Dragon Ball Super: Super heroes. Read with caution…!
For those who do not yet know, Piccolo unlocks more than one power as he fights Dragon Ball Super: Super heroes. The Namekian unlocks his Potential Unleashed form near the start of the film, but he taps into another power before the end occurs. It turns out his Namekian Pride lights a fire under the new power, and the form is known as… Orange Piccolo.
Yes, you read that right. Orange Piccolo is the name of this form, and Toriyama confirmed it himself in a recent fan note.
According to the creator, Piccolo is still his favorite character, and his stoicism is to thank for the favor. Toriyama long considered giving the Namekian his own power boost, but the time never came until Dragon Ball Super put Piccolo in the spotlight. Now the hero has two new forms under his belt, and it’s up to fans to decide whether or not Orange Piccolo suits the Namekian.
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Soon, fans in the United States will have the chance to see Piccolo in all his colors in theaters. Dragon Ball Super: Super heroes has already debuted in Japan, and Crunchyroll will bring it to the United States on August 19. More inland releases will follow, but thanks to several new overseas PVs, it looks like the spoiler valve for the anime’s return is officially open!
Did you expect Dragon Ball Super go with that name…? Or do you have a better one in mind for Piccolo? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below or hit me up on Twitter @MeganPetersCB.