Vegeta (Prince Vegeta / Bejita) – Dragon Ball Z


Prince Vegeta (Vegeta) is a Dragon Ball character created by Akira Toriyama. He is played by Ryō Horikawa (Japanese) and Christopher Sabat (English) in most anime and video games. He is one of the many characters who started as an antagonist and then joined the ranks of the Z Fighters. As you know, this anti-hero is also known for his longstanding rivalry with Goku. In this Ultimate Guide to Vegeta, you will discover:

  • Who is the real Prince Saiyan?
  • His iconic costumes.
  • He has a very deep personality.
  • He has been seen in several Dragon Ball sagas.
  • His fighting abilities are listed below.
  • To conclude, here are some untold stories about the character.

After following this guide, you will know everything there is to know about Prince Saiyan Vegeta… Let’s get started!

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Vegeta was born on planet Vegeta and was raised in the Saiyan aristocracy alongside his father, King Vegeta. Because of his strength and power, Freezer forced him to become one of his personal servants, which infuriated King Vegeta and the entire Saiyan race. King Vegeta and a detachment of elite Saiyan soldiers attack Freezer but are completely overwhelmed and destroyed by him.

Just as Goku is about to leave for Namek, Freezer destroys Planet Vegeta, making him the last surviving Saiyan. Vegeta survived because he was on Freezer’s ship at the time. As the prince of the Saiyan race, Vegeta believes that he is destined to become the most powerful being in the universe, arousing the jealousy and rivalry of Goku, who consistently outmatches him in strength.


Vegeta est un Saiyan de petite taille qui se situe en dessous de la moyenne. Il a des cheveux sombres et hérissés qui le distinguent des autres. Sa carrure musclée et athlétique, comme celle de nombreux personnages créés par Akira Toriyama, est évidente. Malgré sa petite taille par rapport à Nappa, son design a évolué au fil des années pour lui donner une apparence plus imposante. Ses yeux sont sévères et sombres, comme chez la plupart des guerriers saiyans.



Saiyan Prince Vegeta is often depicted with the type of protection worn by Saiyans and other members of Freezer’s army. Throughout the dbz series, Vegeta has worn less and less defensive gear. He wears a similar suit on Namek, but without the lower protective pieces. He dons a similar set of armor during Cell Saga, but the straps are smaller. Finally, during the Buu Saga, Vegeta puts on the suit, gloves and boots again. Until the end of the Dragon Ball Super anime, Vegeta will wear a new armor designed by Bulma for a while before going back to his usual equipment


Vegeta has been seen in a variety of clothing, including t-shirts and pants. You probably remember his most popular casual outfit, which featured a pink shirt with the words “BADMAN” written on the back!


Many people were quick to notice Vegeta’s unusual coloring when he was introduced in the DBZ anime, wearing green and orange Saiyan armor and black hair. The art team decided to return to the familiar black suit and dark brown hair of the fans after he landed on Earth.

Toriyama did not give Toei Animation any color models of Vegeta and Nappa at the beginning of the anime, leaving the animators to fill in the gaps. After seeing Vegeta’s chaotic color scheme, he was quick to inform them that the colors were awful and completely wrong, giving them just enough time to correct the problem before his fight on Earth.



Vegeta is aggressive and egocentric at the beginning of the DBZ saga. When he feels that his subordinate is no longer useful, he kills him. His transformation into Super Saiyan is triggered by his inferiority complex, and Vegeta has an eternal rivalry with Goku, his Super Saiyan form being activated because of his ego.

Later in the Dragon Ball Z story, we discover that Vegeta is a family man. His relationship with Bulma is only mentioned through his two children, Trunks and Bra. It is only when Vegeta fights alone against Majin Buu that we learn of his protective nature towards his wife and children. In Dragon Ball GT, it is clear that Vegeta cares about his family, especially his daughter Bra, whom he overprotects.


Vegeta is the protagonist of Akira Toriyama’s series, and he made an appearance in many arcs. Vegeta, like his eternal rival Sangoku, has made numerous appearances throughout the saga. The Saiyan Prince has established himself as a crucial character over the course of the episodes, and he appears several times in each arc. Let the party begin!



Vegeta left for Earth after receiving a signal from his underling Raditz, who discovered Piccolo’s Dragon Balls. Vegeta and Nappa landed on Earth in search of the crystal balls in order to obtain immortality.

After losing against Goku, Nappa will be assassinated by Vegeta. Since Sangoku is a “low level fighter”, Vegeta will be shaken by the greater power and talent of Kaio-ken. Vegeta fires an energy blast that has the same unique energy vibrations as the full moon, producing a spherical energy ball that emits the same special energies. In order to transform into a great ape, says Oozaru, Vegeta uses a clever method to generate an orb of light with energy waves identical to those produced by the full moon.


Vegeta is damaged in the fight, and he eventually retreats to his space capsule. Krilin takes Yajirobe’s sword to finish Vegeta off before he escapes, but Goku asks him to spare Vegeta so that they can fight again someday.



Saiyan Prince Vegeta then travels to the planet Namek, where he seeks another pair of crystal balls to avenge the Saiyan race. After healing in a rejuvenation chamber, Vegeta gains even more power (thanks to his Saiyan ability to improve after a near-death experience). Vegeta forms an informal alliance with Goku, who goes to Namek to help Gohan, Krilin and Bulma to find the dragon balls. Vegeta finally fights Freezer and is destroyed. The crystal balls of the dragon of Namek resurrect Vegeta. He attacks Freezer but is sent back to Earth by another wish.



When Goku returns to Earth, an older Super Saiyan from the future appears. Vegeta is stunned to discover another Super Saiyan and, even worse, a Saiyan in general since he was the only one left after all other Saiyans were destroyed except for himself, Goku and his son Sangohan. Vegeta perfects his skills as much as possible out of rage towards Goku and this unknown boy who surpassed him in power.

Vegeta and Bulma start dating and give birth to Trunks, the future Trunks of the past. During his training, Vegeta undergoes the Super Saiyan transformation in order to resist to a greater stress.


When the androids C-19 and C-20 appear, Vegeta shocks everyone with his enhanced Super Saiyan form. It is only when he faces C-18 that he will be surpassed. To become stronger against the Android and Cell, Vegeta goes to the Hyperbolic Time Chamber with Trunks of the Future to train.

However, when confronted with Cell’s evil side, Vegeta disregards Team Z’s final warnings and allows Cell to reach his ideal state. Perfect Cell effortlessly eliminates Vegeta and Trunks from the future. In the final battle between Gohan and Cell, Vegeta surrenders to Son Gohan’s power to help him in the ultimate duel.



After the death of Goku, Vegeta continues to train with his son Trunks. It is only at the time of the world tournament that Vegeta is offered the chance to fight Sangoku a second time. However, things turn against him and Vegeta ends up helping Gohan and Goku to defeat Babidi, who tries to resurrect Majin Boo. The Pui-Pui are quickly eliminated by Vegeta. When Babidi detects a malevolent vibration from Vegeta, he discovers a deep disgust within his soul.

Babidi tries to take control of Vegeta, releasing the fury within him. Under the seal of the Majin, Majin Vegeta challenges Goku to battle, murdering innocent people during the world tournament to force Goku to accept. After unleashing his full power, Vegeta fights Goku on equal terms, but discovers that because of the seal, he is unable to concentrate on the fight. Before resuming their fight, Goku and Vegeta fight Boo together, convincing Vegeta that this is not his true nature.

Vegeta deceives Goku and knocks him out, allowing him to fight Majin Buu alone. Vegeta fights Majin Boo and almost chokes to death. Vegeta finally puts aside his differences with Goku to sacrifice himself for his family, his friends and his eternal rival. To destroy Majin Boo, who regenerates from the explosion a few seconds later, Vegeta uses all his strength and generates a massive explosion. When he hits the ground, Vegeta’s body turns to stone and shatters into pieces, indicating that he used everything he had in this attack.


When Buu comes out of the egg, his father is already dead. Later, King Enma informs Vegeta that Buu was not destroyed and offers him another opportunity to destroy him and return to Earth. Goku tells Vegeta about the fusion of the Potaras earrings after Vegeto’s power surpasses Buu’s. Vegeto’s strength surpasses Buu’s, but Buu absorbs it. Vegeto creates a barrier around him to avoid being part of the monster, having seen it in advance.


All the above elements are gathered in this new saga and introduce much more in the story. When they are reduced to a tiny size, they split again between Goku and Vegeta for unclear reasons. Vegeta destroys his Potara earring for fear of merging with Goku again. They save Goten, Trunks and Piccolo while removing the absorbed Big Boo by combining their energy with the help of Kibito-Kai. Kid Buu returns to normal before blowing up the Earth, but not before Goku and Vegeta escape with Mr. Satan and Dende with the help of Kibito-Kai.

Vegeta goes to the climax of the conflict between Goku and Kid Buu, finally clarifying the distinction between his power and Goku’s. In a final effort, Vegeta begs for Earth energy to build a spirit bomb. When Kid Buu is finally destroyed, Vegeta accepts Goku’s power and becomes his friend.



In Dragon Ball GT, Vegeta is possessed by Baby, who turns him into a golden Oozaru. When Goku transforms into Super Saiyan 4, Baby turns Vegeta into a golden Oozaru. With Goku’s help, Vegeta eliminates Baby from his body and sends him to the sun.

Bulma creates a machine that allows Vegeta to transform into a golden Oozaru when he can’t do it himself without his tail during the final battle against Li Shenron (the 1 star Dragon). From there, he transforms into Super Saiyan 4, which is equivalent to Goku’s. When Li Shenron transforms into Omega Shenron, Vegeta and Goku combine their powers via the Fusion Dance to form Gogeta Super Saiyan 4 to fight him.


Dragon Ball fans are furious that Goku always wins, while Vegeta is constantly defeated by the main villain. He seems to be treated rather lightly in all the Dragon Ball Z movies, even though he is one of the most powerful Z warriors and is often on par with Goku.

In Dragon Ball Z: Broly the Super Warrior, he didn’t even last a minute against Broly and in Dragon Ball Z: Space Mercenaries, he couldn’t stand up to the galactic tyrant. According to Takao Koyama, the writer of the 18 Dragon Ball Z feature films so far, Vegeta’s appearances were made weaker in the films than he actually was because Sangoku was always meant to be the victor. He added that while this is not necessarily true for every movie in chronological order, it is certainly true for most of them.



Vegeta’s most powerful attacks include the Garric Cannon, the Big Bang Attack and the Final Lightning Bolt.


Vegeta’s signature move. He fires a concentrated beam of energy at an opponent. It is quite similar to a Kamehameha, although it produces more heat.


Vegeta fires a large ball of energy at his opponent in this extremely powerful attack. After becoming a Super Saiyan, Vegeta created this attack.


“Final Flash!” Vegeta mutters as he gathers his energy. His hands project a large barrage of yellow energy. This technique was trained in the hyperbolic time chamber by Vegeta. If you like this attack, check out the Pop Vegeta Final Flash!



Throughout the series, Vegeta has gone through many Super Saiyan transformations.


Vegeta’s most powerful form, in which he multiplies his strength by 10. Vegeta’s tail absorbs the Blitz waves (energy reflected by a full moon) to reach this condition. He uses it against Goku on Earth. In the Oozaru state, unlike the other Saiyans, Vegeta keeps a total control of himself.


After his fight against C-19, Vegeta undergoes a huge change: he becomes 50% stronger.


In “Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan” (also known as “SSJ4”), the character’s hair turns completely red and is wildly disheveled. His name comes from his ability to fight Cell in this form, which he calls “Super Vegeta”. He will be replaced by stronger forms after Cell is half perfected.


Although this form has never been seen in action, Cell and Trunks of the Future speculate that Vegeta knew of it but refused to use it because it slows the user’s speed, rendering the technique ineffective.


This form was discovered after Vegeta trained for some time after the Cell Games. It increases Vegeta’s base strength by 100 times.


This is called metamorphosis in reference to the way Vegeta changed after being under Babidi’s power. It is characterized by an “M” on his forehead. Many people believe that becoming Majin Vegeta triggered the transformation of Super Saiyan 2 into Vegeta.


In Dragon Ball: Raging Blast, Vegeta is portrayed as a Super Saiyan 3. In the anime or manga, Vegeta never reached this level of power, but in this dbz game, users can participate in fights that did not take place in the series or manga.


In the Dragon Ball GT anime, Vegeta reaches Super Saiyan 4 after transforming into a giant monkey with Bulma’s machine, then into the golden Oozaru before reaching Super Saiyan 4.


In the anime and manga, Vegeta had previously avoided this change. However, in Dragon Ball Super, he recognizes it and uses this form in the upcoming Dragon Ball Super: Broly movie.


In this state, Vegeta is able to use the power of the Super Saiyan God transformation while in his basic form. This state was used by Vegeta and Goku when Freezer came back to Earth for revenge. Perhaps because of the return of the original God form, this idea seems to have been abandoned.


Vegeta trains on Beerus’ planet to master God ki, which he does thanks to Whis, and he becomes this form by his side after unlocking it.


This is a more powerful form of the Blue Super Saiyan that Vegeta uses in the Tournament of Power, giving him a power level comparable to that of Goku’s Blue Super Saiyan Kaioken state.


Although Goku is ready to use his Super Saiyan 3 power at any time, Vegeta has never been seen using this well-known form of Goku in the anime or manga, although he does use it in video games such as Raging Blast 2 and Dokkan Battle.

According to the DBZ Raging Blast 2 video game, the Saiyan Prince developed his Super Saiyan abilities after the battle with Kid Buu and used his deep fury combined with training to take them to the next level. That said, he would not need this form against a strong opponent since the Blue Super Saiyan state is far superior to Super Saiyan 3.



In addition to the many changes to the character, Vegeta also had the option to merge with Goku to become Vegeto and Gogeta.


Potaras earrings allow Goku and Vegeta to transform into Vegeto, an incredibly strong warrior who is greater than the sum of the two thanks to the information and skills acquired by the two fighters. His attacks include the Spirit Sword and the Final Kamehameha, which are a mix of Vegeta’s Final Flash and Goku’s Kamehameha.


Gogeta is a fusion of Goku and Vegeta, who use the Metamol fusion dance to combine into Gogeta, an even more powerful warrior. There is only one non-canonical movie featuring Gogeta, as well as Dragon Ball GT. The Stardust Breaker is Gogeta’s main weapon, which pulverizes his opponent with extreme force.



Vegeta has a wife and several children, as well as his father and younger brother, Tarble, who was not a strong fighter and was sent to a distant planet where he could no longer dishonor his royal family.

Vegeta has a large and powerful family, as you can see. Although his mother is still unknown, thanks to the Dragon Ball Super: Broly movie that makes Goku’s mother a canonical character in the saga, it will only be a matter of time before fans learn who fathered Vegeta.

Trunks and Bra are the names of his children. Bulma will marry him later. He will have two children, Trunks and Bra. We will learn later that he had a great-great grandson named Vegeta Junior.



The most complex friendship of the series is also linked to the rivalry between Vegeta and Goku. When Vegeta and Goku first faced off, it was clear that Vegeta was superior, but when he let him go, Goku promised that if the Saiyan prince returned to Earth for revenge, he would train even harder to defeat him alone.

Vegeta trained for years to be able to transform into a Super Saiyan, and Goku did the same, training relentlessly until he could do it too. This is evident throughout the series, as both fighters strive to outdo each other by pushing their own limits, and it even continues in Dragon Ball Super: Broly, where Vegeta decides to endure Whis’s tough training in order to surpass Son Goku and unlock his god-like abilities.



Currently, Goku’s most powerful form is his Kaio-ken x20 Blue Super Saiyan form, and while there is no indication as to whether or not Vegeta’s Blue Super Saiyan transformation has been upgraded, they are certainly on the same level.

The obvious advantage of Vegeta’s metamorphosis is that, unlike Kaioken, it does not put as much strain on the user’s body as this condition does after heavy use. Without Sangoku’s ability to control the Ultra Instinct, Vegeta might be the most powerful Z-Fighter in existence today. Ultra Instinct, unfortunately, gives Goku an advantage over all other mortals in the Dragon Ball multiverse.



It is difficult to explain these complexities in words. As you probably know, the relationship between Goku and Vegeta is complex, with elements of friendship, rivalry and envy.

Goku and Vegeta were rivals most of the time. They only worked together because it was in their best interest. The defeat of Kid Buu marked the formalization of their friendship as rivals. It was the first time they were able to stop a big bad together. Vegeta recognized Goku’s superiority as a warrior, so he had no reason to despise him as he did before.

After the Buu saga, the tension between them had disappeared, and it was hard to believe that the two were not still buddies after seeing how comfortable they seemed with each other in Dragon Ball Super.


  • Vegeta’s name is a pun on the word “vegetable”, and the other Saiyan names are based on similar terms. etc… Raditz = radish, Kakarot = carrot, etc…
  • In the anime, Vegeta was originally depicted with reddish-brown hair and a distinctly colored uniform before his character colors were finalized and implemented later. This anomaly is corrected in Dragon Ball Kai. In some Dragonball video games, this alternate shade is available as a skin for Vegeta.
  • Due to a popular internet meme, Vegeta’s famous quote “Over 9000!” has been imitated many times on the internet. The sequence takes place in Dragon Ball Z during the dubbing of the series by the band Ocean, when Brian Drummond, who played Vegeta in the original English version, says it during the Saiyan saga. Christopher Sabat does the voice of Vegeta for Funimation, the line being interpreted differently but still keeping its literal meaning.
  • In the Dragon Ball Super anime, Vegeta meets his own doppelganger in a brief arc. Christopher Sabat thought it would be a good idea to use Brian Drummond, the first English voice of Vegeta before Chris took over, to voice his double for the English dubbing. This suggestion was enthusiastically received by the hardcore fans.



It’s hard to come up with an accurate number when trying to count the number of people who have died at Vegeta’s hands. He murdered hundreds of people while serving in Freezer’s fighting force before the series began. After defeating Captain Ginyu in Dragon Ball Super, he established his status as a man by taking the lives of all the members of the Ginyu Force, as well as many of Freezer’s other henchmen, including Cui, Zarbon and Dodoria.

He promptly eliminated Nappa, C-19 and Pui Pui, ensuring that no matter what happened, fans of the saga would have a massive monument to Vegeta’s memory. He also slaughtered at least a dozen minor characters on screen, giving him one of the highest kill counts of any Z-fighter.


This concludes our ultimate guide to Vegeta! Despite his haughty and bold attitude, he is a crucial character in the Dragonball saga, which is why he has a huge fan following. We hope you enjoyed it and that it helped you improve your understanding of him! And, if so, go immediately and buy all of our Vegeta products to pay tribute to this amazing character!

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