Vegeta (ベジータ, Bejīta) is one of the last surviving members of the Saiyan race. Initially an elite combatant in Frieza's Army, Vegeta became a loose ally of Son Goku and his friends while on Namek and gradually became their comrade. He soon becomes an instrumental warrior in maintaining the peace on Earth.
Battle of Gods Arc
Before the events leading up to Beerus' arrival, Mr. Satan offers his money from saving the world to Vegeta while he is eating lunch, however Vegeta declines it because he already has enough.
Sometime after the defeat of Majin Buu, Vegeta takes the unusual step to take time off from his training and go on a family vacation with Bulma and Trunks. Vegeta is riding on top of Bulma's aircraft while heading to the resort. Vegeta is disinterested while shopping with Bulma and Trunks. While Trunks is trying on clothes, Vegeta was asked by Bulma why he was different after the fight with Majin Buu. He tells her that he only went because he is keeping a promise he made to Trunks at the 25th World Martial Arts Tournament. Vegeta, Trunks, and Bulma continue doing activities afterward. While Trunks was carrying multiple gifts, Bulma gets furious with Vegeta for not helping but Vegeta responds that he was hungry. The three go out and eat. When the chefs brought out an octopus, Vegeta pulls one of its tentacles but he gets sprayed with ink - getting him angry but they leave immediately.
At night time, Vegeta, Bulma, and Trunks go to a festival but Vegeta was separated. Vegeta wants to leave because he knows that Goku is training even though he has defeated Majin Buu so he wants to train too. Vegeta gets called out by the singer on stage, wanting him to go on stage to dance. Vegeta gets furious by the cheers and the shoving and blasts off from the resort. Vegeta goes back to Capsule Corporation to train and surpass Goku one day.
Vegeta continued his training while the rest of the gang attended, also with the exception of Goku, Bulma's birthday party. While finishing his 150 times gravity, Vegeta gets interrupted by Capsule Corporation'ssecretary, that Bulma called she wants to tell Vegeta to go to her party. Vegeta, however, is disinterested and keeps training, but he later decides to go. When King Kai alerts him about Beerus coming to Earth, Vegeta was unconcerned until he learned that Goku fought Beerus and lost by two shots. When Beerus arrived, he was playing around with Vegeta which got him angry. However, Vegeta does not recognize who Beerus is until he gets paralyzed by him, being reminded of being paralyzed by Beerus a long time ago. Vegeta then cast his pride aside to ensure Beerus stayed in a good mood until Majin Buu made Beerus mad by not sharing his pudding with him and Whis.
Vegeta tries to stay back from fighting Beerus knowing what he can do. Vegeta gets yelled at by Bulma and was told to get Beerus out of the party. Without luck trying to calm Beerus down, Vegeta watches the battles between Majin Buu, Tien Shinhan, Piccolo, Android 18, and Gotenks. Being the only warrior left, Vegeta engages Beerus in his Super Saiyan form but gets paralyzed and gets thrown into the ground. Vegeta's heads gets smashed by Beerus' foot and gets compared to his father, being called a weakling. Vegeta is on the verge of facing death until Bulma walks up to Beerus and slaps him for messing up her party. Knowing of what Beerus might do, Vegeta starts getting furious and enters a rage state after Bulma gets slapped.
Vegeta transforms into a Super Saiyan 2 and charges at Beerus. Vegeta strikes at Beerus multiple times and starts to fight Beerus throughout the ocean. After Vegeta blasted a Galick Gun at Beerus, Beerus states that he has used a tenth of his power in a long while. With this said, Vegeta gets flicked back towards the deck of the ship. Beerus decides that he would give the Earthlings another chaance to save Earth in a game of rock-paper-scissors. Oolong is Beerus' contestant in the match but Oolong loses. Vegeta and he rest of the Z Fighters are defenseless from the destruction of Earth until Goku arrives and ask for more time to summon Shenron and learn more about Super Saiyan God.
After summoning Shenron and learning that six righteous Saiyans are needed for the ritual to create a Super Saiyan God, Piccolo claims that Vegeta isn't righteous but Master Roshi and Chi-Chi defend him and declares him as righteous. After the completion of the transformation, Vegeta watches the battle between Super Saiyan God Goku and Beerus on the ship while most the crew went in Bulma's aircraft. When Piccolo and Whis are bickering at each other, Vegeta fires a ki blast at the two out of annoyance. As Goku is falling toward Earth after a collision with Beerus, Vegeta catches Goku before he could hit the ground. Beerus does not destroy Earth, falling asleep doing so. Whis takes Beerus home afterward. Later that day, Goku tells Vegeta that he could reach Super Saiyan God next time they need it. Vegeta tells him that he will surpass Goku and Super Saiyan God. Vegeta gets mocked by Goku for saying "My Bulmaaa" when she got hit by Beerus, who was watching from a distance.
Afterwards, Vegeta is practicing his bingo dance while watching aerobic videos but he is mad that he wasn't able to show it off.
Resurrection ‘F’ Arc
Vegeta is at Capsule Corporation when he encounters Whis with Bulma. He wants Whis to train him but first he has to become a God of Destruction. Vegeta says that he'll show Whis the tastiest food on Earth to be his student. Whis accepts this. First, Vegeta took him to different restaurants but Whis has already been there because of Bulma. After later gives Whis Ramen and he finds it delicious. He takes Vegeta in as his student and takes him to Beerus' planet to train him for six months. After six months has passed, he is waiting for Whis return from Earth. Whis has Goku along with him. Goku notes that Vegeta has gotten stronger and he may ave surpassed him. Vegeta along with Goku goes to Beerus' room to change his sheets.
After they change his sheets, they continued doing house work, then, they trained with Whis. In block training, Whis has Vegeta's weights twice the weight of Goku's because he has been training with him longer. Vegeta and Goku have to try to get across a path before they get lost in the ground below, into another dimension. That night, while Goku goes to sleep, Vegeta continues pulling weights to get stronger. The next day, Vegeta and Goku train to hit Whis. However, Whis stops the sparring match because they lack the speed to touch him. Whis says that Vegeta overthinks the situation so he needs to relax like Goku.
While Frieza has gotten revived on Earth, Goku senses him energy but doesn't know what it is. Vegeta, who is unaware of the situation, tells him to ignore it and continue doing housework. Later, Vegeta and Goku are sparring under the supervision of Whis and somehow tap into the power of a new power up and told Beerus, when he woke up, that he wanted to match and surpass Goku's power and jokes that Whis can be a klutz sometimes when he asked.
Vegeta and Goku continue training but they were halted by Whis because they both were just throwing blows at each other but Whis says that they could do that anywhere else. Beerus comments that Vegeta and Goku have gotten stronger and wants to fight them. Goku turns it down saying that Beerus is still beyond their power. Beerus suggests sending Vegeta and Goku to "that place" to get stronger quicker. While they're in that place, Vegeta and Goku cannot move. Vegeta eventually realizes that they shouldn't have their ki leaking out while being in there. They also point out that the room is similar to the Hyperbolic Time Chamber but riddled with god ki, more pressure, and no signs of an exit. Without knowing where to go, Vegeta and Goku head towards Whis' staff.
Vegeta and Goku are delivering blows to each other. They are suddenly released from that place because Whis needed his staff to give Beerus more food. However, the food is gone because Vegeta and Goku ate them while in that place. Beerus gets angry and then chases Vegeta and Goku into the woods for eating his pizza. Goku says that they had no choice but to eat the food because they were getting hungry. The Oracle Fish comes to tell Whis that he received a message from Bulma, telling him that Vegeta and Goku are needed on Earth.
Vegeta and Goku need a way to get to Earth. Whis offered but time was a problem. Goku tried using Instant Transmission but Earth is too far for him to sense anyone. However, after trying, Goku is able to sense Gohan when he powered up due to Piccolo's death. Goku's hand is held out for Vegeta to hold on, but Vegeta goes for his shoulder instead. As soon as they get to Earth, Vegeta gets rid of Ginyu, who possessed Tagoma's body, because he could interfere in their battle against Frieza.
When Goku asks how Frieza has been revived, Vegeta says that the Earth's Dragon Balls were used. Frieza powers up into his final form to combat Goku. Vegeta is surprised that Frieza could be that level of power. He then wants to get a shot at Frieza but Goku says that since he took out Ginyu, he takes him instead. Vegeta watches the battle between Goku and Frieza. While they are fighting, Frieza deliberately takes shots at Bulma so Vegeta saves her. He later gets angry at them because they aren't going all out with their power. Vegeta charges at Goku and kicks him in the back while they are fighting. This leaves Goku confused and they eventually duke it out for a while, impressing Frieza about Vegeta's loyalty and leaving the others worried that Vegeta might return to Frieza's side. When Frieza interrupts their duel, Vegeta congratulates the tyrant for this resurrection and claps so long, fast, and loud that Frieza becomes annoyed by it, even he appreciated it at first. After a bit of a snide remark, Vegeta gets ready to fight Frieza and tells him that would never work for him again and he tells him that he wants to get his revenge on Goku first. Eventually, Vegeta decides to stand on the sidelines once more and wait just a little bit longer.
When Frieza transforms into his new Golden Frieza form, he smiles at first, but then looks astonished at the sight of the new power-up and Frieza had Goku on the ropes, Vegeta called him an "imbecile" and ignored Bulma asking him to join the fight against them. Later on, when Vegeta thinks Goku is going to continue being oblivious, he offers to step in and kill Frieza himself but Goku kept insisting that he "almost got him" and Vegeta eventually leaves Goku with Frieza despite the fact that he doesn't trust his "almosts". Goku almost beats Frieza and asks him to leave for a rematch for a later time but Sorbet shots him his Bad Ring Laser and critically injures Goku even further leading Vegeta to step in save Goku when Frieza tries to kill him with a couple of ki blasts.
Vegeta then explains to Frieza that he can't afford to let Goku be killed because it's because of him that he pursues the path to power and tells Goku that he is an idiot despite Whis warning him that this outcome would happen. Vegeta then kicks Goku toward the location of Krillin, Gohan, and others and deflects Frieza's Death Beam towards Sorbet, killing him in the process. Vegeta then proceeds to fight Frieza in Goku's place and, to everyone's (except Goku's) surprise, he too, turns into a Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan, which Goku explains that this power is purely his own. Vegeta then proclaims that he will send Frieza back to Hell and easily dominates over the exhausted Golden Frieza until he reverts back into his Final form. He was about to kill Frieza with a Big Bang Attack until Frieza uses his Earth Breaker technique to blow up the Earth and that in turn, kills Vegeta and everyone else on the planet, except all of those shielded by Beerus and Whis.
The event was later undone by Whis' Temporal Do-Over technique as Goku kills Frieza himself in his Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan form after Vegeta teleports himself out of the way of the Kamehameha. Vegeta gets angry with Goku for stealing his kill but then Bulma and others explained about what happened when he died and came to conclusion that he would have died if Goku hadn't interfered thanks to Whis. Vegeta later attends the party thrown by Bulma and joins his friends and family. Goku later asks Vegeta if they should practice working together more often but Vegeta refuses, which Goku agrees to making them both happy that they finally agree on something for once.
Sixth Universe/Champa Arc
Sometime after the battle against Golden Frieza, Vegeta continues his training with Goku and Whis. On Beerus' planet, Vegeta and Goku are sparring. The two are fighting evenly until Goku commences with using Instant Transmission, furiating Vegeta. Vegeta begins to lose his cool, as pointed out by Whis. Before Goku could strike Vegeta, Vegeta turns Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan and blasts Goku. Goku gets mad and turns Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan too. After saying Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan, Goku bites his tongue and blames Vegeta for giving it a long name. The form is then suggested the name "Super Saiyan Blue" by Whis. Whis reminds Vegeta and Goku that using transformations were prohibited and their punishment is wearing heavy suits.
Champa and Vados unexpectedly show up on Beerus' planet. When Whis is told to go get Beerus, Goku starts asking questions to Champa but Vados responds. They are told that Champa is a God of Destruction fromUniverse 6 and Beerus' twin brother. She even comments that she is Whis' sister and that she is a little stronger than Whis is but Whis disagrees. A while later, Vegeta is told by Whis that there are twelve universes and the sixth and seventh universes are twin universes and that there is an Earth in universe six. After Champa is informed that his Earth's Humans have been wiped out by a war, he challenges Beerus to a five-on-five tournament using warriors from their own respective universes.
After Whis explains why Beerus and Champa don't fight each other anymore, they discuss the details for the tournament. The rules will be the same as the Tenkaichi Budokai and will be in five Earth days on the Nameless Planet at 10 a.m. If Champa won, he will use the Super Dragon Balls to switch the universes' Earths. If Beerus won, he will give him the six Dragon Balls he collected but Beerus has to find the last one on his own. Vegeta and Goku join Beerus' team off the bat. They also select Piccolo, Buu, and Beerus wants the strongest fighter he's ever faced, who's not Whis. Vegeta suggests to have Gohan fight instead because he has the highest potential but Goku doesn't want him to because he's focused on studying. Vegeta and Goku go to Earth to get Bulma to invent a new Dragon Radar.
Bulma creates a new Dragon Radar but it doesn't work where they are, at the edge of the universe. Bulma gets in contact with her sister, Tights, to get Jaco to go to Earth. In 50 minutes, Jaco tells Bulma that he's busy but he'll take her to see Zuno to know where the center of the universe is to use the Dragon Radar. When Goku tells Vegeta that they both have feisty wives, he tells him that he doesn't mind because Saiyan women are strong-willed, even Piccolo realizes this.
Vegeta is training with Goku in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber. As Goku wonders if the Universe 6 fighters will be strong, Vegeta says that they'll be strong because Champa is confident in his fighters even after watching them train before. Goku then remarks that Vegeta is smart, compared to him. Vegeta wants Goku to act his age. Without knowing what he meant, Goku brings up a conversation he had previously with Vegeta, saying that Saiyans are young until they reach the age of 80. Vegeta was acknowledging his mentality level instead. Vegeta is tired of talking so he transforms into Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan. Goku does the same thing so they both could train and go all out in the room. They continue to train in the room for three days (three years in the room).
The day of the tournament, Vegeta and Goku come out of the room and go to Capsule Corporation with beards and smell bad. They are told by Bulma to take a shower before entering the cube Whis brought to transport them to the Nameless Planet. After bathing and shaving, Vegeta and Goku return to be taken to the tournament. Before they go to the event, they go to Beerus' world to pick up Beerus and their fifth fighter, Monaka. Vegeta wonders who the mysterious attendee is, so Whis goes on to say that he's the strongest fighter Beerus has ever fought, Monaka. Vegeta doesn't think that Monaka is anything special. Piccolo (Goku in the anime) comments that they tend to underestimate other people. While traveling to the planet, they eat meat Chi-Chi has grilled, which Vegeta is pleased because he hasn't had a decent meal in three years. They also game of Shiritori.
After two hours and forty-five minutes of traveling, they arrive on the Nameless Planet. Vegeta is prepared to take the exam to be able to compete, as he requested. As he is walking to the stage, Vegeta and Goku notice a warrior from universe six that looks similar to Frieza. He is said to not be Frieza by Piccolo, saying his does not sense an evil aura around him, signaling he is good. The written exam is about to begin on the command of Vados. As Vegeta is about to take his seat to take the exam, he catches eye of Cabba. He asks them if they're Saiyans and Vegeta is impressed he noticed and wonders if Saiyans are present on his team. Cabba reveals he's a Saiyan to Goku and Vegeta which surprises them. Vegeta comments on Cabba's attire an says that the attire he's wearing resembles the style the Saiyans wore before getting taken over by Frieza, which Cabba doesn't seem to know Frieza.
Vegeta asks Cabba what planet the Saiyans are based on in their universe and Cabba responds saying Planet Salad, the original planet of the Saiyans. Vegeta is shocked that the planet still exists in his universe. Cabba is curious if Planet Salad exists in universe seven but Vegeta says that it has been destroyed because of an internal conflict between Saiyans and he further explains what happens after that. Goku then asks Cabba where his tail is to which Cabba says that they had tails long ago but don't now because they evolved. Vegeta wonders if they're still a "warrior race" and Cabba says they are but they do not steal planet but their main objective is to get rid of evil doers. As Vados yells at them for not taking a seat, Vegeta demands that Cabba takes him to Planet Salad when he is able to and tells him not to worry because they do not steal planets any longer. Cabba agrees to and tells Vegeta he will not hold back in the match.
The exam is ten questions to test the participant's intelligence. After ten minutes Vegeta passes, but however, they are short of one fighter because Majin Buu failed, he even spelled his name wrong. Vegeta is blamed by Goku because Vegeta requested the exam. Beerus chooses Monaka to be last and Vegeta is third after Goku became first and Piccolo is second. Vegeta watches the first match between Goku and Botamo. As he watches the match, Vegeta doesn't think Goku can win if he can't deal damage to Botamo. Piccolo thinks that Goku can only hurt Botamo if he goes all out but Vegeta doesn't think Goku should. Vegeta is curious of Goku's plan to beat Botamo and is shocked to see that Goku thought of pushing Botamo down and throwing him out the ring but he didn't think of that tactic.
The next match is between Goku and Frost. Later in their match, Goku watches Frost to transform into is final form. Frost does transform but Vegeta knows that the form he transformed into is not his final form, saying Frost is trying to fool them. He watches Frost having an upper hand over Goku is his base form as both Frost transforms into his final form Goku also turns Super Saiyan. Frost is no match for Goku but after he uses poison to knock him out Vegeta is extremely surprised. Vegeta is also doubtful as to how Goku could have been knocked out with a single blow. While Piccolo fights Frost, he suggests that Piccolo's Makankosappo is ineffective as it requires a lot of ki and would need time. While watching the fight Jaco sits alongside Vegeta stating it's a better view, as he is also suspicious of Frost. In the manga, Piccolo does not use the Makankosappo and is easily knocked out of the ring. When it is figured out and pointed by Jaco that Frost cheated, Vegeta remarks "Frieza is Frieza no matter what universe". After Champa raises his hand to destroy Frost due to his embarrassment, Vegeta intervenes stating that he wants to beat Frost himself. He then forces Piccolo to forfeit who was declared the winner and so he does.
As the match begins, both fighters seem confident about their abilities. Frost threatens to kill Vegeta and says that since there are no restrictions in using his needle he will use it as well. As Frost charges towards Vegeta, he transforms into a Super Saiyan and immediately delivers a blow to Frost in the stomach and throwing him out of bounds. After this, a new has been decided and it is that if one touches the barrier around the ring, it counts as a ring out. His next fight is with Magetta, as soon as he arrives Vegeta estimates him to be slow due to his size but as he starts to punch Vegeta, he realizes that he is both powerful and fast. Vegeta attempts to get rid of Magetta's head by kicking it repeatedly. Magetta's head soon pops out with smoke. Vegeta is surprised Magetta gains both speed and power each time he attacks. He then flies towards the barrier now established in the tournament as he is aware that Magetta cannot fly due to his large size. Despite his multiple blasts at Magetta, they are clashed with Magetta's Magama Spit. He then dodges the magma trying to understand his strategy before the room starts to get full of smog. Vegeta clears the smog by turning into a Super Saiyan but is exhausted due to the immense heat generated by Magetta.
Magetta continues spitting lava again at Vegeta. He then lets out a hot water vapor attack which pushed Vegeta to almost fly out of the barrier. Later on, Trunks calls out on Magetta for using a weapon, but the referee says it was a natural fart. While Vegeta prepares for a Galick Gun attack, Magetta raises the temperature which causes the whole arena to become extremely hot. Magetta easily blocks Vegeta's Galick Gun with his Lava Spit which becomes solidified. He spits another lava on Vegeta, and uses the lava to ambush Vegeta. He successfully hits Vegeta with a club created by the cooling the magma, making him fall out of the ring. However, Vegeta is lucky enough to land on one of the broken rocks from the stage platform. Magetta gets pushed back by Vegeta's ki after releasing it to break the barrier. Vegeta uses his Final Flash on Magetta, while Magetta prepares for another Lava Spit. However, the Final Flash easily overcomes Magetta's lava and pushes him to the edge of the arena platform. As a result of Vegeta's Final Flash, Magetta becomes dizzy and is left open to Vegeta's attack. Despite trying to block it, Vegeta shouts out an insult which makes Magetta lose his will to fight. Thus, Magetta falls out of bounds and Vegeta is declared the winner of the match.
The next match between Cabba and Vegeta begins. Vegeta notes that Cabba has his identical fighting stance. As the battle commences, both Vegeta and Cabba are very evenly matched. As both realize this, Vegeta tells Cabba to transform into a Super Saiyan. Cabba states that he cannot transform, and then asks Vegeta how to do this. Vegeta gets angry at this, wondering how Cabba could ask him that question, and then Vegeta transforms into a Super Saiyan. Vegeta then proceeds to pummel Cabba, taunting him on how disgraceful he is. Cabba, after being pummeled, says that he surrenders to Vegeta. Vegeta gets even angrier, saying to Cabba if he surrenders, he will kill him. Vegeta then says that he will destroy Salad once the tournament is over. Cabba then fills with rage and becomes a Super Saiyan. He then attacks Vegeta with a flurry of punches, and Piccolo notes that Vegeta is struggling to combat against Cabba. After Cabba uses his Continuous Energy Bullets technique, Vegeta tells him to not forget the feeling of anger. This confusion with Cabba causes him to lose his Super Saiyan state. Vegeta then explains how the Super Saiyan transformation is achieved through anger. Cabba then understands that he only provoked him to achieve the Super Saiyan state.
Vegeta then barks at Cabba to transform again, to which he does. Vegeta turns into his most powerful form, Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan, to Cabba's surprise. Vegeta then tells Cabba that he will become this powerful one day, and then knocks him out cold with a single punch to the stomach. Vegeta tells him to never forget this anger, as it is his fuel to his Super Saiyan power. The referee then declares Cabba knocked out, granting Vegeta three consecutive wins. Vegeta gets a bucket of water to wake Cabba up and splashes it on his face. Cabba bows his head toward Vegeta, which greatly upsets Vegeta, and he says that bowing to your enemy is the same as giving up, and then tells Cabba about Saiyan pride, and how it is the strength of the Saiyans. Vegeta then tells Cabba to surpass him in strength, but how Vegeta won't stop training though and for Cabba to train relentlessly. The last words of Cabba are how the Saiyan King of Universe 6 is a strong and prideful person similar to Vegeta. Vegeta replies that he hopes to meet him someday.
The next battle between Hit and Vegeta begins, with both fighters having a stern face. Through out the fight Vegeta is unable to land a single attack on Hit and is completely dominated and effortlessly beaten, though it should also be noted that Vegeta was probably not at his peak due to fighting three fighters in a row . Next up is Goku vs Hit and Vegeta watches on from the side. Vegeta along with everyone else, including Beerus and Champa is stunned when Goku suddenly blocks Hit's attacks and begins to actually lands blows on him, much to Vegeta's annoyance.