|Original Super Saiyan|
Sendai no Sūpā Saiya-jin
|Debut||"Goku's New Power" (1991)|
|Date of death||Implied 238 Before Age|
(2238 Before Age in English dub)
The Original Super Saiyan (先代の超サイヤ人, Sendai no Sūpā Saiya-jin, lit. "Previous Generation Super Saiyan") was an unnamed Saiyan who could transform into a Super Saiyan. He was originally thought to be nothing more than a myth.
Vegeta states that the last Super Saiyan to appear was a thousand years prior (three thousand in the English Dub). The original legend of the Super Saiyan was more about his power than the Saiyan himself, stating that he had achieved a level of power so overwhelming that it could only be maintained in a transformed state. When the anime episode was released, a filler scene in the episode "Goku's New Power" was added showing the Super Saiyan as a Great Ape with yellowish colored fur instead of the standard brown.