Super SaiyanSaiyans from the Animes Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT have the ability to transform into what is called a Super Saiyan. This can be performed at four levels, incrementally. Each additional form increases their power level significantly over the previous form.
The ability to become a Super Saiyan was once considered to be a myth, because it had not been performed for over a thousand years until Goku accomplished it when he was fighting Frieza on Planet Namek. Their appearance is different in each form, more so in the fourth.
Level 1: Their hair stands on end, and glows a bright yellow colour. Their eyes turn green.
Level 2: Their hair becomes more pointed, and continues to glow. Their eyes turn blue.
Level 3: Their hair grows until it reaches almost to their knees at the back, their eyebrows disappear and their eyes stay blue.
Level 4: This form is different. Their hair is black again, their tail is returned and their bodies are covered in red fur. They also get some red around the eyes.
Halfbreed Saiyans also have the ability to become Super Saiyans, but are thought to be unable to attain level 4, because they are not full blooded saiyans. (This is a rumor, and does not seem to be true. In Dragon Ball GT, Goku Jr. and Vegeta Jr. [descendants of Goku and Vegeta respectively] are only 1/16th Saiyan and they still have the ability to go Super Saiyan)
Many hard core fans of the series do not accept Super Saiyan 4 as a real Super Saiyan level, because it was introduced during Dragonball GT.
Here is a list of the levels each Saiyan got to.
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2 Super Saiyan 2
3 Super Saiyan 3
4 Super Saiyan 4
Super Saiyan 1
Super Saiyan 2
Super Saiyan 3
Super Saiyan 4