What does Wagamama No Gokui Mean in Dragon Ball Super? If you also have been wondering about what this new concept is, then you have come to the right place.
This term Wagamama No Gokui has gained loads of popularity in the DBS fandom in recent years, specifically for Dragon Ball Super Manga readers.
During the Tournament of Power Arc of DBS, Son Goku unlocked one of the most iconic techniques ever, Migatte No Gokui, more popular by its English translation as Ultra Instinct.
Since Goku and Vegeta have always been rivals and are almost equal to each other in terms of power level, Akira Toriyama, the Dragon Ball Mangaka had to give Vegeta also a special and powerful technique. Well, that’s where Wagamama No Gokui comes in.
Basically, Wagamama No Gokui is a new transformation unlocked by Vegeta. More about this term is explained below.
What Does Wagamama No Gokui Mean In English?
In the Japanese Language, the term Wagamama translates to ‘Selfish, and the term Gokui translates to ‘Secret. Although these two words can be used in different contexts in Japanese culture, in Dragon Ball Super story specifically, it is used to describe Vegeta’s latest transformation.
Vegeta achieved this new transformation during the Granolah Survivor Arc. Vegeta’s Wagamama no Gokui is characterized by a boost in ego and power.
In the official translations from Manga, Wagamama No Gokui means Ultra Ego in English. Whenever Vegeta is in this form, he is referred to as Ultra Ego Vegeta.
Why Vegeta’s New Form Is Called Ultra Ego?
Wagamama No Gokui is a Japanese term. It translates to English as, The Secret of the Selfish, or The Secret of Self-Indulgement. Just like Migatte No Gokui, this is also a high-level advanced technique primarily used by the Gods of Destruction in the DBS Anime and Manga.
Here the term Wagamama is mostly used to describe an individual who is self-centered, selfish, or willful. Typically this term is used to describe a badly behaved child, but it can also be used to describe adults who are overly self-centered. And if you think about it, this doesn’t fit Vegeta’s character for he is a proud, very confident, and in some instances an arrogant character.
Hence the reason why the name given to this transformation shouldn’t be taken literally. It might be more of a resemblance to the Migatte no Gokui, which is the Japanese name for the popular Ultra Instinct transformation.
As Gokui refers to a secret technique that is known to only a select few, only a handful of characters in the DBS universe can use Ultra Ego. The Gods of destruction used this technique for the first time.
Some fans have said that the name of this transformation references Vegeta’s selfishness, which has been one of his defining traits throughout the entire Dragon Ball Series. This is just a speculation though, and there has been no official confirmation from Akira Toriyama regarding the origin of this name for Vegeta.
Therefore it’s really up to the fans to interpret the meaning of this name, as it is still shrouded in mystery.
All this being said fans can’t wait to see Ultra Ego Vegeta in Anime. The part where Vegeta uses Ultra Ego hasn’t yet been animated, and fans might have to wait a while as there has been no announcement of New Dragon Ball Super Anime yet.