Why is Goku stronger than Vegeta? That is one of the most burning questions in anime history. The two Saiyan rivals’ romantic relationship began way back in the Saiyan Saga of Dragon Ball Z when Vegeta was first introduced. At first, the Saiyan Prince was cold and ruthless, as well as “uninhibited by foolish emotions.”
Later on, Vegeta became one of the good guys, although he might not be willing to admit it. His most burning ambition is to surpass Goku in strength, something that he has not achieved for a very long time. As the Dragon Ball Super Manga keeps popping out new chapters, it’s pretty clear that Vegeta still can’t be stronger than the one he always calls ‘Kakarot.’
Vegeta’s obsession with surpassing Goku is the answer
Dragon Ball now officially reveals why Vegeta is almost always beneath Goku in terms of strength. Goku and Vegeta’s rivalry in Dragon Ball is well-known and intense, but the rivalry is considered one-sided by a university professor. Vegeta, the Prince of all Saiyans, has a strong desire to defeat Goku, while the latter only aims to become stronger.
Ota, a professor at Chubu University, argues that Goku’s broader goal is to seek out new challenges in a positive manner, while Vegeta hyper fixes on his long time rival as a peer in a one-sided and highly competitive rivalry. The dynamic between Goku and Vegeta allows them to change their dynamic and become rivals, as the challenges the two Saiyans face cause them to share goals. Fighting together allows them to learn more about each other and acknowledge each other’s strengths, which can lead to trust and rivalry. However, the difference in their natures leads Vegeta to be obsessed with Goku, limiting his potential to reach greater heights in terms of power.
What do you think? Could Vegeta be secretly in love with Goku? Leave your opinion in the comment section!