While Goku may be the protagonist of the Dragonball series, there is someone who is a way better character than even him. The Prince of All Saiyans- Vegeta. He is undoubtedly a way more well-written character, someone who not just have passed Goku in strength at times but has been a better character all through:
Vegeta is someone who can easily go toe to toe with Goku and more. He is someone who fights honorably, someone who gets the job done. While Goku is someone who too is great when one needs a big gun, but he doesn’t fight honorably. Ill-focused, non-serious and even comfortable enough to leave a fight in between *Cell Saga*, Vegeta either loses or wins, never leaves a battle in between.
Responsible Family Man
Vegeta is a more responsible family man, earlier though he wasn’t that much concerned about Bulma or baby Trunks, or he might not be able to show it, but now we can clearly see a change in the dude, be it not going to fight when Bulla (his daughter) was about to be born or his rage when Cell almost kills Trunks. And Goku, well he left Chichi with a baby and didn’t want to be wished back so that he could go stronger.
He is a way more focused man, serious to his core Vegeta is someone who can actually lead the team. While Goku might be a tad bit stronger at times, it is Vegeta who has the skills of a leader. Remember when he knocked out Goku and went on to fight Majin Buu? Yeah, a focused leader does that kinda thing.
A Strategic Mind
Vegeta has a strategic mind that has saved the lives of all fighters many a time, most notably in the Buu saga, where it is his idea of asking Satan to request the Earthians to grant Goku their energy, while he himself took a lot of hits from Buu.
Vegeta is a character who has grown way more over the years than Goku, Goku may have grown stronger but that’s all. Vegeta has not just grown physically rather is someone who as a person too has grown, be it him becoming a better person, a caring father, and husband or a better team player. Also, he unlike Goku isn’t a natural and has to work for everything that Goku gets naturally.
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