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Time is a realm only a few people can alter on their own. If fate ever chooses you to learn it, then ask me again.

""I'm asking you to teach me the secret of time. We both know I was completely useless in the Tournament of Destroyers, and… and I need the power to archive my dream! I want to become what Frost was to the universe, only not a mask but a real deal, and I don't think that blue form may be enough, and your power would allow me..."
Cabba asking Hit for help, chapter 5

Sadala Chronicles: The Time Hitman: The fate of Frost's successor it's a Alternate Universe Fic of Dragon Ball Super written by TrueUtopian. It's a sequel to The Saiyan and the Devil's Fruit.

After the arrest of the emperor of Universe 6, the Saiyans have seen a severe decline in their economy and reputation for aiding the infamous Frost; the remnants of Frost's army, the Space Pirates, started a war among themselves for the control of the forces. When the pirates hired the legendary assassin Hit to kill the opposing leaders on Planet Cinnam, this led a member of the Galactic Patrol to hire a Super Saiyan to arrest him: Cabba.

Cabba, however, had his own reasons for meeting Hit: to grow even stronger, and to learn the secret to the manipulation of time so the universe can have a new proper hero. During his mission though, he meets a mysterious individual that works as the Space Pirates's weapon manufacturer.


The Time Hitman provides examples of the following tropes:

  • 11th-Hour Superpower: After the destruction of Mon Roll and his fight with a supposed Shenron, Cabba is left broken, with his entire body damaged. An assasin - Samza,the same man who trained him and Oren to synchronize - then appears out of nowhere with Instant Transmission, ready to kill him. Yet, Cabba survived the encounter and wins over the man without throwing a punch by awakening Hit's Time Skip at the last minute. Even he is not aware how he obtained it.
  • Adaptational Personality Change: In the source material, Oren is a genocidal Machine Mutant that wants the extermination of humankind due to the way his creators treated him and his sister, Kamin. He is essentially an Expy of Future Android 17 with Baby attributes. Despite that, he has a genial and informal personality, and shows to be cooperative with Hearts, perhaps looking him as a Parental Substitute. In The Time Hitman, Oren is an Affably Evil Genius Bruiser that is proud of his Tsufurian heritage, but wishes to please his creator's will as Frost's successor to the Space Pirates. While the original Oren wanted destruction and a good fight, Time Hitman's Oren wants prosperity for the universe economy and to prove his genius.
  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: Once again, the relationships between the characters is changed.
    • Cabba's relationship with Hit, in both anime and manga, is strictly professional. Cabba respects Hit, but that's the extent of their relationship in the source material. In Time Hitman, Cabba requests him to train him, so he can become Frost's successor, and Hit is indifferent to him.
    • In Super Dragon Ball Heroes, nothing is ever stated about the Tsufurians beyond their creation of Oren and Kamin. In Time Hitman, it's established the race provided Frost's army with weapons.
  • Catchphrase: "My mind is my strongest muscle," Oren's catchphrase, inherited from his maker.
  • Character Exageration: In the source material, Oren entered inside Caulifla's body just because she was powerful. In Time Hitman, he almost never leaves the body of Renji due to wanting to protect his anonimity.
  • Clark Kenting: Cabba's mission in Planet Cinnam requires him to hide his identity as a Saiyan. His disguise? A different set of clothes, and using his Super Saiyan transformation to dye his hair, alongside a mask the population wears. It's justified since in-universe, Cabba is not that well known to the universe at large. When he allies himself with Oren, the machine mutant enters inside his body, and changes the color of the jacket from gray to blue, and Cabba's blond hair turns white, alongside Cabba obtaining a monkey tail and red eyes.
  • Cool Versus Awesome: A kaiju battle between a Golden Giant Ape and a mechanical Shenron. Cabba transformed in the ape due to Oren's cellular manipulations and then watching the full moon, while the guardian went created to protect the planet from invaders.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Oren's first words regarding his power is to give the impression he is a Depraved Bisexual. In context, he refers to not caring about the gender of the bodies he controls.
    Oren: Bold of you to assume I have a preference for gender.
  • Expy: By the author's admission:
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Oren's creator, Dr. Hachi is revealed to be the weapon's dealer of Frost army, which in turn means he is in a way responsible for the events of the previous story, including Taura's Start of Darkness and growing hatred of the Space Pirates, and the creation of Evaprimolca.
  • Mundane Utility:
    • The Super Saiyan transformation is used by Cabba to disguise himself as a tourist on planet Cinnam.
    • The parasitic possession of bodies is used by Oren not so much to gain control of stronger fighters, but to study their different kind of tastes for new donuts recipes.
  • O.C. Stand-in: Once again, the author takes Cabba from Dragon Ball Super to explore a What If? scenario, giving him more selfish traits. The characters of Hit and Oren are rewritten as well, with the latter barely resembling the original incarnation.
  • Original Character: Unlike last story, Time Hitman mostly deal with original characters beyond Cabba and Hit.
    • Barra, a minor character from the previous story, is an armored member of the Galactic Patrol who wants to capture Hit. He hires Cabba to deal with him.
    • Rasley is a rank 2 Saiyan. He wishes for Cabba to teach him the secret of the Super Saiyan.
    • Renji is a member of the Space Pirates that assists Oren. She was a former scavenger from the race of Hera. She is an Expy of Zangya from Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound.
    • Manza, a minor character from the previous story, returns as a prominent Space Pirate. He is a Frost fanboy with cybernetic implants that has attacked Cinnam architecture constantly due to his war with Oren's faction.
    • Samza, a (presumed) Metamoran fusion that teaches Cabba and Oren the technique of synchronization. He is a blind neet polar bear that can't get off his computer games.
    • Dr.Hachi Chimitsu, the quirky owner of the Chimitsu company in charge of the most delicious sweets in Universe 6. He is the true owner of Planet Cinnam and the creator of Oren. He is an Expy of Dr. Myuu from Dragon Ball GT.
  • Puppet King: The government of Cinnam is merely a facade for the Space Pirates, with the king being a puppet for the true owner of the planet. The planet was sold to Dr.Hachi 20 years ago, and Oren is the current owner.
  • Reimagining the Artifact: The False Super Saiyan, a transformation that made its only appearance in Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug, is what the Super Saiyan was supposed to be before Akira Toriyama decided to make the transformation blond. Time Hitman uses the concept for Oren transforming the Saiyans on Cinnam and forcing the transformation out of them through cellular manipulation.
  • Secondary Character Title: Despite the title, Hit is a secondary character. His time powers are the objective of both the protagonist Cabba and the Big Bad.
  • Symbiotic Possession: Cabba's alliance with the Machine Mutant of Tsufurian origin Oren is this. Cabba allows Oren to possess his body, which in turn leads to both of them share control over it. With the help of one another, Cabba put the muscle as a Super Saiyan that grows stronger as he fights, and Oren obtains new flavors for his Donut's company, grants him knowledge and heals him everytime he is injured.
  • Villainous Legacy: Due to her attack on Sadala 10 months ago, Taura actions caused the Saiyans survivors from the Tree of Might incident, which includes the king, to gain a degenerative disease that is slowly killing them. Cabba's mission is not so much to capture Hit, but to convince Barra to find a cure for them. This led to Cabba's father, who was already a sick man, to die before Cabba's arrival to Cinnam.
  • You Keep Using That Word: In-Universe. Cabba asks Rasley if his undercover wardrobe makes him look cool. Rasley tells him he looks like a queer. Cabba then starts to think queer is Cinnamian slang for cool, which makes him proclaim himself as "a totally queer Saiyan". Rasley didn't felt like telling him the truth.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Ango, the boss of the Nodomi casino, is met in chapter 4 as Hit's target that Cabba has to arrest. He is quickly disposed of, but he had enough characterization to be truly despicable, and to start the events of Cabba meeting the arm dealer.