Dragon Ball’s “New” and “Old” Broly Combine in Ferocious New Fanart

Broly is an overpowered Dragon Ball character who’s made both canon and non-canon appearances in the franchise, with this new fanart uniting the two!


The popular anime and manga series, Dragon Ballhas introduced an abundance of powerful and iconic characters over the years, and in a ferocious piece of fanart, the “old” Dragon Ball Z version of the brutal brawler known as Brolyand the “new” version of this Legendary Super Saiyan seen in Dragon Ball Superunite in a spectacular and jaw-dropping way!

Recently posted on Instagram by username @gwartdesigns, this page is all about uploading creative fanart of various nerd franchises from across the pop culture spectrum. Giving their followers their unique take on characters from Dragon Ball, Naruto, Spy x FamilyMarvel Comics, DC Comics, and more, @gwartdesigns is at their best when focusing on art depicting Goku and his fellow Z-Warriors in all of their overpowered glory.


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A character introduced in 1993’s non-canon Dragon Ball film, Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan, Broly immediately became a fan-favorite character based on his brolic and badass nature alone, to say nothing about his ridiculous level of power. Brought into canon with the 2018 Dragon Ball Super: Broly movie, Broly was subtly changed for his official debut, with @gwartdesigns taking the time to mash his “old” and “new” looks together to great effect.

The third painting in a similar set of fanart that sees @gwartdesigns illustrate two powerful Dragon Ball transformations side by side — like Goku’s Super Saiyan Blue and Super Saiyan 4 forms, or Vegeta’s Majin and Super Saiyan God incarnations — this specific Broly piece takes things to a level beyond simply comparing two transformations. Drawing Broly in his green-tinted Legendary Super Saiyan form on both sides of the image, the left side of the piece depicts the non-canon version of the character, while the right side of the image shows the canon version. Drawn with pupil-less eyes along with an angry expression that would make Vegeta blush, @gwartdesigns adds “old” Broly’s earring and necklace accessories, “new” Broly’s facial scar, and finally, a subtle color and style difference in the way their green hair is detailed to further differentiate between the two versions of this epic character.

With Broly setting his sights on the world of Dragon Ball now that he’s officially part of canon lore, @gwartdesigns showing fans where Broly started and where he’s currently at is an inspired piece of art, to say the least. This Broly design is Dragon Ball fanart at its bestso be sure to check out @gwartdesigns Instagram page for more nerd-related content!

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