Ever since Goku bested Vegeta on the finish of Dragon Ball Z‘s opening arc the Saiyan Saga, the Saiyan Prince has obsessively sought to surpass his previous rival for a lot of the following story by any means crucial. Whereas a burgeoning friendship between the 2 males has since been borne from this bitter rivalry, Vegeta has labored diligently to turn into the universe’s strongest warrior for a very long time.
As Vegeta and Goku’s adventures proceed into the Dragon Ball Tremendous manga collection, it’s clear that Vegeta won’t ever exceed his longtime frenemy’s energy stage — however given the precise nature why, it’s most likely for the perfect.
Over the course of Dragon Ball Tremendous, Goku and Vegeta had been each educated by Whis, the angelic attendant to Universe 7’s God of Destruction Beerus. This imbued each fighters with divine power that, mixed with their pure Tremendous Saiyan skills, led each males to have the ability to remodel into Tremendous Saiyan God and Tremendous Saiyan Blue. Whereas Goku attained a serenity in fight that led him to grasp the Extremely Intuition transformation, Vegeta’s potential was more and more linked to that of the God of Destruction itself. This led Vegeta to realize the highly effective Extremely Ego transformation, rivaling Goku in energy as the 2 Saiyans confronted off in opposition to the villainous Granolah for the destiny of the universe.
For Vegeta, Extremely Ego allowed him to faucet into an influence he had craved his total life, fueling his power via his sheer love of fight and uncooked fury — and doubtlessly endangering these round him whereas he maintained this state. Nonetheless, Vegeta realized couldn’t maintain his newfound transformation. The tasks and dedication that include tapping into the unfiltered energy of a God of Destruction would trigger him to reprioritize his life, to desert his rising household and the life he had constructed since changing into a Z Fighter throughout Dragon Ball Z. This can be a distinction that units Vegeta other than Goku, and for the higher.
Whereas Goku actually loves his household and has largely been there for them since his resurrection close to the top of DBZ, he additionally loves the fun of fight and his personal martial arts enchancment above all else. Goku has been identified to depart his household for extended durations of time to selfishly deal with his coaching, and has even endangered the complete universe to tackle the deadliest opponents conceivable.
The largest instance of this was throughout Dragon Ball Tremendous‘s Event of Energy, with Goku suggesting a martial arts contest between the completely different universes on the danger of Universe 7 being fully erased from existence. This might persist on the finish of Dragon Ball Z, with Goku and Uub leaving Goku’s household behind so he may prepare the younger boy for the specific goal of giving himself a worthy opponent.
Goku’s coronary heart is finally in the suitable place and, for all his faults, he’s a hero and household man — however not in the best way Vegeta has steadily turn into over time. Whereas Vegeta got here again to Earth striving to exceed Goku and resented his burgeoning household for getting in the best way of that objective, he has come round to genuinely take care of his spouse and youngsters, unwilling to depart them behind and obtain the facility he lengthy sought. Whereas this will price Vegeta any probability he had of completely surpassing Goku, the Saiyan Prince has lastly accepted this concession as properly price the brand new priorities he has embraced in his private life.