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|“||Is that all you have to say? Indeed, I am arrogant. But to me, that's precisely what my pride as a Saiyan is! I'll never beat you?! Don't make me laugh! I can never throw away who I am! Kakarotto can have his Ultra Instinct! I'll defeat you in my own way, Jiren!||”|
—Vegeta to Jiren in "His Pride on the Line! Vegeta Challenges the Strongest!!"
Vegeta IV (ベジータ四世, Bejīta Yonsei), recognized as Prince Vegeta (ベジータ王子, Bejīta Ōji), more commonly addressed as just "Vegeta", is one of the last surviving members of the Saiyan race. Initially an elite combatant in Freeza's Army, Vegeta became a loose ally of Son Gokū and his friends while on Namek and gradually became their comrade. He soon becomes an instrumental warrior in maintaining the peace on Earth.
Vegeta has a signature hair style that firmly stands upwards, with a prominent widow's peak. Like all Saiyans, he possesses black eyes, jet black hair that never grows in length, and had a tail before it was cut off by Yajirobe. Vegeta is noticeably shorter than Gokū. Vegeta continues to don the traditional Saiyan armor for a large portion of his appearances, until he integrates into Earthly society eventually favoring clothing more characteristic of a human altogether. Very briefly, after training in the Room of Spirit and Time with Gokū for three years, Vegeta grew facial hair, specifically a mustache and beard, though it was soon shaved.
Creation and Conception
- Vegeta's name is a pun on vegetable.
- Vegeta is the first antagonist of the overall series to seek the Dragon Balls for immortality.
- Though rarely, he has addressed Gokū by his Earthling name, rather than his Saiyan name.
- Despite wanting to surpass Gokū, the latter has never defeated him. Though it could be that Gokū wounded his pride (considering his elite rank).
- Vegeta constantly refers himself as Prince of the Saiyans despite technically being the King since his father's death.
- Vegeta, while being controlled by Baby, is the only user to have shown the ability to fly while being transformed into a Great Monkey.
- Despite all pure-blooded Saiyans having black hair — a statement from Vegeta himself — Vegeta's hair is often portrayed as brown or maroon in most forms of the media except the anime, where it is a stark black. The same applies to Vegetto.
- According to the Dragon Ball Super rival 'danger scale', Vegeta places three stars out of twelve.
Notes & References
- ↑ Daizenshū 4, page 41
- ↑ Daizenshū 10, page 116
- ↑ Dragon Ball GT: Perfect Files Vol. 1, page 75
- ↑ Super Exciting Guide Character Guide, page 12
- ↑ Dragon Ball Volume "F", page 10
- ↑ Daizenshū 2
- ↑ Dragon Ball Z: Burn Up!! A Red-Hot, Raging, Super-Fierce Fight
- ↑ Dragon Ball Super episode 96
- ↑ Cite error: Invalid
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- ↑ 10.0 10.1 Daizenshū 7
- ↑ Dragon Ball Super: Broly
- ↑ Dragon Ball Super: Broly novelization
- ↑ Dragon Ball Super episode 32
- ↑ “Dragon Ball Super” Rivals Super Biographies!!!