Comparing Childhoods. .. Vegeta is the only character who has an arc in this show though. He is a character who has put everything he has into being the most powerful person, a person w db dbz
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#26 - bobbysnobby (09/29/2013) [+] (10 replies)
Vegeta is the only character who has an arc in this show though. He is a character who has put everything he has into being the most powerful person, a person worthy of the title prince to a dying race. He is confronted by this hero Goku who just seems to not suffer for his ability, he is gifted if not in name but in natural aptitude. These two characters are near opposites on the spectrum one is in it for them selves one is in it for the ride and for those around them. While Goku really never undergoes a change Vegeta even switches sides and tries to better him self to see if maybe he can improve his ability by being a better person. While it seems he is still his same Type A personality, still an ass outwardly and still a very "driven" person he has a subtle change beginning. He starts to realize that he may never overcome Goku that his struggles and triumphs might mean nothing, that he a prince is outdone by a commoner. This shatters his ego, his world view and denies him much of his purpose. In an attempt to do right for his name he signs a pact with Majin in hopes to gain the power through alternative means. However when all is lost when all of the heroes lay victim to Buu its Vegeta who fights as our hero. Vegeta knowing that he is no match for Buu decides to forfeit his life in hopes that the resulting explosion of all of his built up rage, his innate power, and results of a lifetime of training might just be enough for overcome Buu and protect his child. With full knowledge that he will die and will not be given a good afterlife like Goku he never the less charges in and with (as of that time) the largest explosion we have seen in DBZ obliterates miles and miles around him in one final act. This is where DBZ should have ended Buu should have been over come with the sacrifice of a Hero who was originally an antagonist. His arc has so much more punch and the Buu saga so much more fulfilling with that ending, for me the show ended with Vegeta's last stand.
Vegeta is the only character who has an arc in this show though. He is a character who has put everything he has into being the most powerful person, a person worthy of the title prince to a dying race. He is confronted by this hero Goku who just seems to not suffer for his ability, he is gifted if not in name but in natural aptitude. These two characters are near opposites on the spectrum one is in it for them selves one is in it for the ride and for those around them. While Goku really never undergoes a change Vegeta even switches sides and tries to better him self to see if maybe he can improve his ability by being a better person. While it seems he is still his same Type A personality, still an ass outwardly and still a very "driven" person he has a subtle change beginning. He starts to realize that he may never overcome Goku that his struggles and triumphs might mean nothing, that he a prince is outdone by a commoner. This shatters his ego, his world view and denies him much of his purpose. In an attempt to do right for his name he signs a pact with Majin in hopes to gain the power through alternative means. However when all is lost when all of the heroes lay victim to Buu its Vegeta who fights as our hero. Vegeta knowing that he is no match for Buu decides to forfeit his life in hopes that the resulting explosion of all of his built up rage, his innate power, and results of a lifetime of training might just be enough for overcome Buu and protect his child. With full knowledge that he will die and will not be given a good afterlife like Goku he never the less charges in and with (as of that time) the largest explosion we have seen in DBZ obliterates miles and miles around him in one final act. This is where DBZ should have ended Buu should have been over come with the sacrifice of a Hero who was originally an antagonist. His arc has so much more punch and the Buu saga so much more fulfilling with that ending, for me the show ended with Vegeta's last stand.
User avatar #1 - Weirdozzy ONLINE (09/29/2013) [+] (18 replies)
You know what.. I love Vegeta, not beause he's powerful, not because he's Bad ass...but because he's a character who is seriously deep to me. He is raised to believe he is this ancient legend who will be above everyone else, only to be outdone constantly by someone who hardly even knew he was a Saiyan..I like Vegeta because he is essentially the kind of guy who has to be the best, but he begins to realize one day that he just can't be better than Goku (www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4Fqeq1VWdE) He realizes he just can't be better..and he's okay with it...
#2 to #1 - agentdoubleohio (09/29/2013) [-]
this killed me though, but it just goes to show how much Vegeta has matured over time, but god was it bad  and funny as hell
this killed me though, but it just goes to show how much Vegeta has matured over time, but god was it bad and funny as hell
#24 - Zailen (09/29/2013) [+] (1 reply)
#25 - takemythumb (09/29/2013) [-]
But do you even have #18
#35 - IamSofaKingdom (09/29/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Everyone is talking about how complex Vegeta is but the creator didn't like him and I think it shoes in the writing.    
   
I absolutely loved Vegeta in the Namek saga. He was witty, rude and merciless but at the same time clever and endearing. After Namek he had a few shining moment but the writing boiled down essentially to Him screaming kakorot and screwing up fights because of his arrogance. He became an egotistical 2nd place character and I think it is because Toriyama didn't want him there in the first place.   
   
If he had been more like the Vegeta from Namek (which I think he breifly was while fighting Android 19) he may have been my favorite character in the series but that just isn't how it worked out.
Everyone is talking about how complex Vegeta is but the creator didn't like him and I think it shoes in the writing.

I absolutely loved Vegeta in the Namek saga. He was witty, rude and merciless but at the same time clever and endearing. After Namek he had a few shining moment but the writing boiled down essentially to Him screaming kakorot and screwing up fights because of his arrogance. He became an egotistical 2nd place character and I think it is because Toriyama didn't want him there in the first place.

If he had been more like the Vegeta from Namek (which I think he breifly was while fighting Android 19) he may have been my favorite character in the series but that just isn't how it worked out.
User avatar #47 - magnusraiden (09/30/2013) [+] (1 reply)
That's because Vegeta wants Immortality first, then the bitches.
User avatar #3 - priestoftheoldones (09/29/2013) [-]
Goku's face is of no emotions at all, that or confusion. He's just like, why are all these women around me?
User avatar #51 - thornberry (09/30/2013) [+] (2 replies)
I never watched dragon ball z, why does the guy have a tail?
#46 - CatholicPriest (09/29/2013) [-]
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User avatar #45 - zorororonoa (09/29/2013) [+] (8 replies)
And look who is stronger
User avatar #69 to #60 - teddybearlove ONLINE (09/30/2013) [-]
i want to thumb sooooo bad>.<
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User avatar #72 - xchewsifferx (09/30/2013) [-]
If this post taught me anything, it's that bitches give you strength
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User avatar #75 - GodofTV (09/30/2013) [-]
Were do you get to see Vegeta's childhood??
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#68 - falconxmard (09/30/2013) [-]
Everybody in the comments falsely believes that Goku is the strongest saiyan.
Everybody in the comments falsely believes that Goku is the strongest saiyan.
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