Dragon Ball Z is a series that has been around since the end of the 80’s, we are even in the year of 30th anniversary of the franchise, and several things have changed, several transformations have appeared but one thing has always remained constant: Goku get there “before Vegeta. Ever.
For those who do not remember or did not follow the original saga, Vegeta arrives as a villain in the first arc of Dragon Ball Z. He was even more arrogant than his version in Dragon Ball Supere really evil.
He only joined the Z Warriors after taking piabada after piabada, the heroes of the plot and even the villains. Another fact that was important in changing Vegeta’s side was seeing Goku become the legendary Super Saiyan even though he is a low-class warrior, while Vegeta, an elite warrior and Prince da Breça, I hadn’t even come close.
Goku transformed when he saw Kuririn being killed by Freeza and the trauma was so intense that it caused the transformation. It is important to remember that Goku was already extremely strong, but Freeza was – and still is! – a really powerful monster.
It didn’t take long and Vegeta also achieved that shape, but in a “strange” way. Vegeta achieved the transformation after training very hard and facing a meteor shower. But why didn’t the Prince of the Saiyans turn into a Super Saiyan in his own fight against Freeza?
Although the Prince was weaker than Goku, it was not much. And Vegeta was facing the guy who destroyed his planet, his father, his legacy, who made the proud Saiyan race mere farm lions, basically slaves to the tyrant’s will.
Akira Toriyama, creator of the series, revealed that the Saiyan transformation only comes after the fulfillment of some prerequisites, and one of them is the number of S-cells. This number increases as the warrior becomes stronger, but the kindness in the heart it is also a very important factor for the growth of that number. Without enough S-cells, no matter how much the Saiyan trains, he will not transform.
And what caused this sudden increase in S-cells that allowed Vegeta to reach that state not long after Goku? Bulma.
The blue-haired scientist certainly changed Vegeta’s heart, no matter how much the Prince doesn’t admit. Two children emerged from the relationship and at one point, Vegeta overcame Goku by defending his wife’s honor against Beerus, the God of Destruction who until now had not been challenged even by Goku Saiyajin God.
When we see Vegeta’s transformation into Super Saiyan for the first time, he says his heart is pure evil. But we know that in fact he was already just in love with Bulma and that helped him become as powerful as his biggest rival.
Dragon Ball Super is currently on hiatus. The anime ended in March 2018 with the end of the Tournament of Power.
It is worth mentioning, however, that the manga continues to be published monthly with unprecedented adventures.
In this new phase, Goku and Vegeta face a new challenge: Granolah, the survivor. This character suffered at the hands of the Saiyans at the behest of Freeza in the past, and now seeks revenge.
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