Born on the Planet Vegeta, Vegeta was raised as a Saiyan elite alongside his father King Vegeta. Because of Vegeta's strength and power, Frieza requests that he may take him to be one of his personal servants, this only angers King Vegeta and the Saiyan race. King Vegeta and an army of elite Saiyan soldiers attack Frieza but are totally outmatched and killed. Frieza destroys Planet Vegeta shortly after but Vegeta survived as he was on Frieza's ship. Being the prince of the Saiyan race, Vegeta is convinced that he is destined to be the most powerful being in the universe which results in anger and immense rivalry with Goku, who constantly surpasses him in power.
Vegeta traveled to Earth after a call from his subordinate Raditz through his Scouter, who recorded the information about the Dragon Balls from Piccolo. With his second subordinate Nappa, Vegeta landed on Earth to seek out the Dragon Balls in an effort to earn immortality so that he could fight as a Saiyan for eternity and never be killed.
Vegeta kills Nappa after he loses to a revived Goku. Considering Goku as a "low-class warrior," Vegeta begins his fight against Goku. Shaken by Goku's increased power and Kaio-ken abilities, Vegeta uses a clever technique to create a ball of energy that emits the same special energy waves that a full moon does. These waves cause Vegeta to transform into a Great Ape (an Oozaru). Vegeta overwhelms Goku until his tail is cut off by Yajirobe, causing him to return to normal. The fight leaves Vegeta injured, with him finally retreating in his spacepod. Krillin picks up Yajirobe's sword to finish Vegeta off before he escapes, but Goku asks him to spare Vegeta so he may fight him again someday.
Vegeta then travels to Planet Namek, a location of another set of Dragon Balls while also dead set on killing the space creature Frieza and avenging the Saiyan race. LIttle does Vegeta know that Namek is overrun with Frieza's forces. Vegeta heals in a rejuvenation chamber, gaining more power (due to his Saiyan ability to become stronger after healing from a near-death situation). He forms a makeshift alliance with Goku, who travels to Namek to assist Gohan, Krillin, and Bulma in finding the Dragon Balls. Vegeta ultimately fights Frieza and is killed by him.
During Goku's fight against Frieza, Vegeta is brought back to life by the Namek Dragon Balls. He flies over to where Goku and Frieza are, quite amazed to see Goku finally transformed into a Super Saiyan. He attempts to attack Frieza but is sent to Earth by another wish.
Upon Goku's return to Earth, a Super Saiyan from the future arrives. Vegeta is shocked to see another Super Saiyan and for that matter a Saiyan at all, considering they were all wiped out and the only Saiyans left at the time were himself, Goku and Goku's son. Out of anger towards both Goku and this mysterious boy who had both surpassed him in power, Vegeta trains as hard as he can.
Over time, Vegeta and Bulma develop a relationship, ultimately bearing the childTrunks, the present-time incarnation ofFuture Trunks. Under extreme pressure while training, Vegeta becomes so angry that he no longer cares about surpassing Goku, becoming the stongest, or even living at all, all of this intense emotion finally triggers the transformation and he becomes a Super Saiyan.
When Android #19 and Android #20 appear, Vegeta surprises everyone with his newly-acquired Super Saiyan power. It isn't until he fights Android #18 that he is outmatched. In a desperate effort to become stronger against both the Android and the newly released Cell, Vegeta enters the Hyperbolic Time Chamber with Future Trunks to train. Upon exit, the two become significantly more powerful.
However, when encountering Cell, Vegeta ignores the remaining Z Warriors' warnings and allows Cell to achieve his Perfect Form, which Vegeta assumes he can kill. Perfect Cell defeats both Vegeta and Future Trunks easily.
During the last fight between Gohan and Cell, Vegeta concedes to Gohan's power and assists him during the final clash.
With Goku dead, Vegeta continues to train alongside his son. It isn't until the World Tournament that Vegeta is offered an opportunity to fight Goku. However, the tables turn and Vegeta assists Gohan and Goku in defeating Babidi, who attempts to revive the monster Majin Buu. Vegeta defeats Babidi's henchman Pui-Pui easily. Babidi notices Vegeta's attitude, discovering a deep hatred in his soul. Babidi takes control of Vegeta, releasing the hatred inside him. Now under the Majin spell, Majin Vegeta challenges Goku to a fight, but not after killing innocent people at the World Tournament. With his absolute power released, Vegeta fights on equal footing with Goku, ultimately subduing him. Goku and Vegeta's fight fuels the release of Majin Buu. However, Goku convinces Vegeta of his true, kind nature, with Vegeta ultimately challenging the released Majin Buu alone. Vegeta fights Majin Buu, with Majin Buu pummeling Vegeta into near submission. Vegeta finally makes a sacrifice for his family, friends, and eternal rival Goku, using all of his power he generates a gigantic explosion to destroy Majin Buu, who regenerates from the attack moments later. The attack used everything Vegeta had, his body turned to stone and fell to pieces as it hit the ground.
Vegeta is judged by King Yema, who makes note that Buu was not killed. Vegeta is offered a second chance to kill Buu and travels back to Earth. With Majin Buu at a tremendous new level of power, Goku informs Vegeta of the Potara Earring fusion. Reluctantly, Vegeta agrees and the two rivals fuse to form Vegito. Vegito's power overwhelms Buu, but the warrior is captured inside Buu. Fortunately, Vegito summons a barrier to prevent him from becoming part of the monster, they split back into Goku and Vegeta because of the magical properties of Buu. Vegeta assists Goku in rescuingGoten, Trunks and Piccolo, while also ripping out the absorbed Fat Buu. Buu regresses into Kid Buu and blows up the Earth, but not before Goku and Vegeta escape alongsideHercule and Dende, with help from Kibito-Kai.
Vegeta witnesses the final battle between Goku and Kid Buu, at long last realizing the difference between his power and Goku's. In a last-ditch effort, Vegeta pleads with the Earth to offer their energy for a Spirit Bomb. When Kid Buu is finally killed, Vegeta offers his acceptance of Goku's power, finally forming a friendship with Goku.
In Dragon Ball GT, Vegeta is attacked by Baby, becoming possessed by the machine mutant as Baby Vegeta. When Goku becomes a Super Saiyan 4, Baby transforms Vegeta into a Golden Oozaru. With help from Goku, Vegeta expells Baby from his body, with Goku finally sending Baby into the sun.
During the final battle with Syn Shenron (the 1-Star Dragon), Bulma develops a machine that helps Vegeta transform into a Golden Oozaru, as he can't do it himself without his tail, from there he then transforms into a Super Saiyan 4, finally matching Goku's power. When Syn Shenron becomes Omega Shenron, Vegeta and Goku use the Fusion Dance to become Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta to fight him.
In Dragon Ball Super, Vegeta is at Capsule Corporation when he encouters 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 Beeru's 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.
Galick Gun: Vegeta's trademark attack where he fires a concentrated energy wave at an opponent. It is very similar to a Kamehameha.
Big Bang Attack: A super-powerful attack where Vegeta fires a huge energy ball at his opponent. Vegeta developed this technique after becoming a Super Saiyan.
Final Flash: Vegeta gathers energy and shouts "FINAL FLASH!" A large yellow energy wave is fired from his hands. Vegeta developed this technique during his training in theHyperbolic Time Chamber.
Vegeta, early in the series, is aggressive and egotistic. He is not afraid of killing a subordinate when he no longer considers them useful. Vegeta retains an eternal rivalry with Goku, with his Super Saiyan transformation being triggered by his inferiority complex.
Later in the Dragon Ball Z story, however, Vegeta proves to be a bit of a family man. His initial relationship with Bulma is generally unknown, with the only evidence being his two children Trunks and Bra, along with his wife Bulma developing a love towards Vegeta. It isn't until Vegeta fights Majin Buu alone that the viewer is informed of his caring nature towards his family. By Dragon Ball GT, it's blatantly obvious that Vegeta cares about his family, especially being overprotective of his daughter Bra.
Due to a highly-popular internet meme, Vegeta's infamous "Over 9000!" line has been parodied many times across the internet. The scene occurs in the series during the Ocean Group dub of Dragon Ball Z, when Vegeta's initial voice actor Brian Drummond said the line during the Saiyan Saga of the series. Vegeta is voiced by Christopher Sabat in the Funimation dub, with the line being acted differently, though the actual context is near the same.
Vegeta as a Super Saiyan 3
In Dragon Ball: Raging Blast, Vegeta is portrayed as a Super Saiyan 3. Vegeta never attained this form in the canon storyline, but Raging Blast features "What-if" storylines that stray from the beaten path and allow players to play some fights that never actually happened in the anime or manga.
Vegeta Played Beast in Beauty and the Saiyan Prince, Beauty and the Saiyan Prince: The Enchanted Christmas
He is a Beast
Vegeta Played himself in Pretty Alien Ball Z
He is himself
Vegeta Played Shadow the Hedgehog in Comic Combat Bros. (Super Smash Bros.)
He is a Hedgehog
Vegeta Played Titan in MegaMulan (Dragon Rockz Style)
He is a Super Villain
Vegeta played Finn McMissile In Characters 2 (Cars 2)
He is a Spy Car
In DragonBall Z (Coolzdane Animal Style) Played as a (Bad Guy) Cat R and as a (Good Guy) Danny
In DragonBall Z (Coolzdane Human Style) Played as a Bad Guy Gast and as a Good Guy Prince Eric
In Dragon Ball Z (PrinceKodi Animal Style) Played as a Bad Guy: King Voracious and as a Good Guy: Kodi