Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

The Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann (超天元突破グレンラガン Chō Tengen Toppa Guren Ragan?, literally "Super Heaven-Piercing Gurren Lagann"), informally known as STTGL, is a transcendent God-like being formed during the final battle with the Anti-Spirals in the second movie adaptation of the series, The Lights in the Sky are Stars.

After Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann had been destroyed by the Granzeboma, Team Dai-Gurren split its power into pieces to form their own separate Tengen Toppa Gunmen, including Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann's head becoming Tengen Toppa Lagann. The rest of said team was composed of a Tengen Toppa Gunmen for all surviving members, along with Nia. After a lengthy battle, Lordgenome sacrificed himself to absorb the Anti-Spiral's Infinity Big Bang Storm and create a mass of Spiral Power, which Simon absorbs into the Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, combined to form the Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. It only appears in the second movie, and never appeared in the original television series.

STTGL is a reality-warping hyperversal entity with limitless potential, along with omniscience and omnipresence. It is a manifestation of the limitless spiral power possessed by its creator and main pilot, Simon the Digger (pronounced "Simone"). STTGL is the most powerful entity in the Gurren Lagann omniverse.


Super Tengen Toppa Size

Size comparison between universe, Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, and Super Tengen Toppa Giga Drill.

Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann is 52.8 billion light years tall, according to the official guide book from GAINAX (仕事魂). This makes it about 57% the size of the observable universe, which spans 93 billion light years.

After transforming into its drill form, its size is multiplied significantly, since its Super Tengen Toppa Giga Drill is at least ten times longer (528 billion light years), and about four times wider. This gives it a cone area over 180 times the size of the Super Tengen Toppa, and the size of over 100 universes.


The previous Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann form contains within it an entire Super Spiral Space,[1] which includes an infinite multiverse and higher dimensions of reality.[2] This would indicate that the mass of Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann is on a hyperversal scale.


This form resembled an immeasurable mass of spiral power in the form of a faceless Kamina, the former pilot of Gurren, original founder of Team Gurren, and Simon's surrogate older brother, though it has "hair" closer to Simon's, complete with crimson cape and Simon's star glasses. Its size appears to be more than a hundred times larger than its preceding form, with the Granzeboma and all the galaxies looking tiny in comparison.

Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann was lost when its Super Tengen Toppa Giga Drill Break was broken by the Super Granzeboma's Anti-Spiral Giga Drill Break. Even so, the ensuing decreasing scale of the Gurren Lagann line held off the Anti-Spiral. In the end, Simon surpassed the Anti-Spiral's power and defeated him in combat.

Attacks and abilitiesEdit

STTGL prepares to attack

The Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann with the face of Simon as he prepares the series' final Giga Drill Break.

Super Tengen Toppa Giga Drill Break - Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann forms a drill from Spiral Power out of its right fist (a variant of the Giga Drill Break). This drill is over 180 times larger than STTGL (in terms of cone area). When it collided with Anti-Spiral Giga Drill Break, an equivalent attack from the Super Granzeboma, they caused the very Super Spiral Space the fight was held in to collapse on itself. This attack proved not strong enough to overcome the Anti-Spiral Giga Drill Break, however, and only succeeded because all other forms of Gurren Lagann took its place after it was destroyed. In the end, Simon surpassed the Anti-Spiral's power and defeated him in combat.

In addition, Super Tengen Toppa has all the abilities of previous Gurren Lagann forms. These include abilities such as reality warping, creating energy and matter, bringing large entities into existence, teleporting, traversing between dimensions and universes, tanking the Infinity Big Bang Storm, and manipulating space-time and probability.

Examples of its space-time and probability manipulation abilities include punching holes through space-time, attacking targets at any point in space-time (in the past, present, and future), attacking through space-time without moving, and manipulating probability such that a 0% chance of survival becomes a 100% guarantee of victory. Its reality-warping and probability manipulation abilities go even further in being able to negate and cancel out any reality-warping powers used by opponents, such as negating any attempts to attack it through space-time, negating any form of reality manipulation (including mind, soul and probability manipulation), and negating any other reality-warping powers that an opponent attempts to use against it. This essentially makes Super Tengen Toppa an omniscient, omnipresent and omnipotent entity.

Super Tengen Toppa also has other abilities previously demonstrated by its creator and main pilot, Simon, up until that point, such as telepathy, negating mind and soul manipulation, limitless spiral power growth, and erasing an infinite multiverse out of existence with his thoughts (and absorbing it into the Tengen Toppa).


Anti-Spiral Space

Clash between Super Tengen Toppa Giga Drill and Anti-Spiral Giga Drill in Super Spiral Space.

The Super Spiral Space is a hyperverse with limitless universes and numerous dimensions contained within it, including an infinite multiverse.[3][2] A single dimension of the Super Spiral Space is shown to be at least thousands of times larger than the Super Tengen Toppa's drill form in terms of area, while individual galaxies within it are shown to be nearly as large as the Super Tengen Toppa.[4] This makes each dimension of the Super Spiral Space the size of hundreds of thousands of universes, with the mass of millions of universes. In the clash between the Super Tengen Toppa Giga Drill and Super Granzeboma's Anti-Spiral Giga Drill, the Infinity sign appears, showing their power to be infinite, before the entire Super Spiral Space hyperverse is destroyed in the clash between Super Tengen Toppa and Super Granzeboma, each shown to be nearly equal in power.

Super Tengen Toppa is shown to be almost equal in power to the Anti-Spiral's Super Granzeboma, but just slightly weaker. The only other entity more powerful than the Super Tengen Toppa is its own creator and main pilot, Simon, who later defeats the Anti-Spiral without using any mech, but with a drill he creates from his blood. Simon is later mentioned to have the soul manipulation power of reviving the dead (which he refuses to abuse), and is compared to a God, implying that he is omnipotent.


The Super Tengen Toppa Giga Drill is 528 billion light years long (the length of about six universes), and STTGL can traverse that distance in under a split-second. That means STTGL's traversal speed is at least more than a hundred quintillion (1020) times faster than the speed of light.

The Super Tengen Toppa Giga Drill spins at a very fast and smooth pace, which would indicate a spin rate of approximately 240 rpm (rotations per minute).[5] Since the drill's diameter is over 211 billion light years (four times STTGL's size), its circumference is approximately 1.33 trillion light years. At 240 rpm, this indicates a spinning speed of about 320 trillion light-years per minute, or over 5.3 trillion light-years per second.


  2. 2.0 2.1 Dimensions
  3. In earlier episodes, the Dai Gurren Brigade traverse different dimensions within the space, and it contains the Infinite Multiverse Labyrinth within it.
  4. The galaxy that the Super Tengen Toppa stands on has a diameter roughly half that of the Super Tengen Toppa's height. The galaxy is thus billions of light years in diameter, with an area that is millions of times larger than that of the universe's largest galaxy (which has a diameter of 6 million light years) and with roughly 1/5 the diameter of the universe. In addition, galaxies consist mostly of matter, whereas the universe consists mostly of empty space, which indicates that each galaxy in the Super Spiral Space contains more matter than en entire universe.
  5. Some Super Tengen Toppa Giga Drill calculations
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