By DeGorian Smith (email@example.com), inspired by Dragonball Z
History and Original Idea
(Information constructed from research.)
The Saiya-jin are a ruthless race of ape-like people who are very strong but few in numbers. "Fighting is in their blood, it is like a sixth sense." Though very few they manage to defeat all their opponents by one special gift, the moonlight. With the tail they have, they have the ability to change into giant ape monsters. This enables them to increase their fighting power ten times greater than it normally is. Their planet was destroyed by Frieza only four Saiya-jins remain: Raditz, Nappa, Vegeta, and Son Goku. They were the last. As the story progresses half-blooded Saiya-jins were born, such as Gohan, Trunks, and Goten.
When a Saiya-jin looks at the full moon he or she turns into a giant ape monster. The Saiya-jin must have a tail in order to transform. Thus it is the root of their power. Since sometimes the moon isn't up, the Saiya-jin have developed a new technique that lets them create artificial moonlight. It helps them transform.
Super Saiya-jin 2
Super Saiya-jin 2 is accomplished with even greater rage than when turning into a Super Saiya-jin. But this stage is easier to accomplish because of already going the first time. The power level of a Super Saiya-jin 2 is enormous as we witnessed when Gohan defeated Cell. Majin Vegeta was so powerful at the level of a Super Sayia-jin 2 that he named himself Super Vegeta, giving himself a very popular title.
Physical Description: Increased muscle mass and power, higher than a Super Saiya-jin. Golden hair is longer than a Super Saiya-jin. At this level, the Saiya-jin has the ability to concentrate on a single trait to build up. For example, Trunks focused more on strength thus making his speed weaker. Vegeta got smart and built up on all his traits making him better and stronger.
Super Saiya-jin 3
Super Saiya-jin 3 was accomplished only by Goku and Gotenks. To get to this level, the Saiya-jin must be pushed to extreme limits before reaching it. This level is easier to achieve because of already learning going through the first two stages.
Physical Description: The strength here is incredible. They are much more stronger than a Super Saiya-jin 2. The eyebrows also disappear. The hair is long and golden. It extends to about the knees. Since they are more powerful it takes up too much energy, thus making them tire easily. Resting does not build up their strength, it makes them lose it.
Super Saiya-jin 4
This level is considered to be called beyond the Super Saiya-jin because the hair turns black. The eyes turn into an evil look. To turn into one the Saiya-jin must have a tail, be a Super Saiya-jin, transform in a Golden Oozaru and then concentrate your ki.
The closest things I see to the Saiya-jins are the Hanumen of the Hsien (see Land of Eight Million Dreams) the Tao Qi Gui and the Pooka, so their traits will be combined.
The saiya-jin wani form is similar to the wani form of the hanumen. The saiya-jin Mask of Shintai is their Oozaru form. (Note: the Oozaru form is about the same size as the hanumen Mask of Shintai
The Gods of War have shown favor to the saiya-jins. They get bonuses to attack and defend. The Saiya-jins gain two dots in Martial Arts, even if this raises the Skill above five.
Saiya-jins are always trying to better themselves. After every training session they take aggravated damage.
Saiya-jins automatically gain two dots in Strength, Stamina, and Dexterity even if this raises the Attribute over five. Also the saiya-jins have the ability to become Super Saiya-jins.
Merits and Flaws
Overconfident, Iron Will, Self-Confident, Acute Senses, Perfect Balance, Danger Sense
"Just because you won this match doesn't mean you'll win the next."
Ouibu, warrior-cadet, picking himself up off the floor and speaks his mind
Fu Hsi: What they know you need to know.
Hanumen: They don't fight but they do make everyone happy.
Heng Po: If you're hunting for something, they can find it.
Nyan: I...I...I...a wow?
Tanuki: They're warriors just like us, and like us they don't give up esaly.
Chu-in-yu: Warriors who are cold and calculating.
Chu Jung: Their strategies are impressive.
Hou-chi: They are -- what's the term -- rangers of the wilderness.
Komuko: They are shapers of stone. Artists. Nothing more.
Suijen: Advisors and teachers with the knack of telling the truth when nobody wants to hear it.
Tangles: They are some of the weirdest warriors I've seen.
Tao Qi Gui: They must be related to the tangles.
Tengu: The mind of a monk in the body of a bird.
Oni: The only difference between a monster and a warrior is self-control
Waigoren: Do they really know what goes on in this world, or are they just here to whine.