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ベジータ Bejīta
Alternative Name(s) King Vegeta (ベジータ王, Bejīta Ō)
English Localized Name(s) King Vejituh[1]
Personal Data
Universe 7th Universe Symbol 7th Universe
Galaxy Milky Way, North Galaxies
Race Saiyan
Birthplace Vegeta
Status Deceased
Gender Male Icon Male
Voice Actors
English Christopher Sabat
Japanese Masaharu Satō
Professional Status
Team(s) Saiyan Resistance
Affiliation(s) Saiyan Royal Family Symbol Saiyan Royal Family
Freeza Army Symbol Freeza's Army
Occupation(s) Elite Combatant
King of the Saiyans
Partner(s) King Vegeta's Bodyguard
Headquarters Vegeta
First Appearance
Manga Debut Chapter 3 (Super)
Anime Debut DBZ078
Movie Debut Movie 11
Image Gallery

Vegeta III (ベジータ三世, Bejīta Sansei)[2], recognized as King Vegeta (ベジータ王, Bejīta Ō), was the former king of the Saiyan race, and the late father of princes, Vegeta IV and Tarble. He was an elite warrior of his race,[3] and yet, was subservient to the likes of Freeza and the Hakaishin Beerus. He, along with the majority of the Saiyans, perished in the Saiyan Genocide.


Before the destruction of his planet, Vegeta fought against Freeza. However, by the Emperor's own admission, the King was nowhere near as powerful as his son by the time the events of Namek began, and Freeza defeated the King Vegeta without even needing to transform.[4] In the anime, the King mounted an assault on Freeza's capital ship, and faced Freeza alone. Vegeta was killed by Freeza with a single punch to the jaw, ending his life.




Vegeta bears a stark resemblance to his eldest son, Vegeta. Both of them possess the same signature hairstyle that stands upright, with a prominent widow's peak. His hair was brown, an unusual trait in a Saiyan, with black eyes. 

Like all Saiyans in Freeza's Army, Vegeta donned the Combat Jacket as his attire. Fitting of the "king", his was uniquely customized, similarly to his own son's but more extravagant. The shoulder blades were tinted red, and the jumpsuit over which the armor was worn colored a dark brown. Attached to the shoulder blades themselves was a blue cape. Worn around his neck was a jeweled pendant.



The scope of Vegeta's abilities are not entirely clear. His own son, Vegeta, claimed to have surpassed the Saiyan king when he was only a child. Despite this, both Vegeta and his son were classified as the only two "elites" within the Saiyan race, and as such, both had power that far surpassed their peers.



  • Vegeta's (like his two children) name is a pun on the word "vegetable".
  • Vegeta was initially only mentioned in the manga, before receiving a design and debuting in filler sections of the anime. His design was eventually reused for his canonical debut in Dragon Ball Z: God and God; Bardock, the father of Son Gokū, would receive similar treatment, though his design would be altered slightly.


  1. AB Group dub
  2. TwitterLogo @Herms98 (Todd Frankenship) on Twitter "It's been mentioned before that in the movie Freeza describes Vegeta as "Vegeta IV"/"Vegeta the Fourth" (ベジータ四世). The novelization follows up on this by describing his father King Vegeta as "Vegeta III"/"Vegeta the Third" (ベジータ三世). As one would expect."
  3. Saikyō Jump March 2014 Issue–Akira Toriyama-sensei Super Q&A
  4. Dragon Ball chapter 296, pp. 2
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