Neil deGrasse Tyson loves science. He loves it so much that he hosts his own science show, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, on Fox.
What then, is the best way to describe Tyson and his passion for science? Is he a champion of knowledge? An enemy of ignorance? A science sentinel?
Yes to all of the above. But now he is also one more thing: a Science Super Saiyan.
YouTuber matt01ss decided that Cosmos wasn't accurately portraying Tyson's science power — so the user took some footage, edited it a bit and added some special effects to fix the problem.
This 15-second video is the result, with Tyson's power level shooting past 9,000 when he begins to explain the layers of the Earth's crust.
Electricity? Check. Golden hair? Check. Pulsating yellow fire? Check. Loud yelling? Of course. All the staples of iconic transformations from Dragon Ball Z are here, and Tyson looks like he could give Goku a run for his money. Maybe he could make a guest appearance on the new Dragon Ball Z show?
Better yet, Tyson should create his own animated series — in which he leads a group of super-powered scientists in their efforts to save the world from climate change and meteors. It could be called "Neil deGrasse Tyson and the Science Saviors." Or something like that. Yes, we went there.
So there you have it, folks. Don't you feel like you've truly become a better person after watching Neil deGrasse Tyson power up? The next time you need to reference Tyson in a clever way, simply refer to him as a "science super saiyan" and pat yourself on the back. Even if nobody knows what you're talking about, repeating it will remind you that the Internet is a truly wonderful place — a place where science icons can be transformed into screaming anime characters.