Ever since Vegeta and Goku faced each other, both of them as a fighter has developed to a level that we cannot even fathom. The never-ending desire of Vegeta to surpass Goku has always pushed Vegeta beyond his limits. But Goku, as always, sticks true to his innocence and his desire to fight the best of the best in the world. Not to always win, but to gauge their power and to learn about new tricks. Vegeta, on the other hand, is too proud to accept when he is defeated, and we are no stranger to the fact that earlier he was a villain, but his character development throughout the year has been exceptional.
Yes, we all remember the iconic moment when Goku shocked the world of Gods when he reached the God level power called the Ultra Instinct. But that was not it, being the gifted fighter he is, he even managed to master the said technique which not one, even the almighty Zeno, could not believe for a while. And now, Vegeta has finally an alternate to match the level of Ultra Instinct, and he did that in Dragon Ball Super Chapter 68.
After learning Ultra Instinct from Merus, the fighters use the technique to defeat Moro in the manga’s previous arc, and in Dragon Ball Super Chapter 68, we see Goku testing his newly found abilities against Whis. But, again, he ended up being no match to Whis, and then Whis goes to educate Goku about different levels of Ultra Instinct, and the hero would have to develop their own styles to become more powerful. Then we see Vegeta and Beerus brawl, and Vegeta claims that he doesn’t want to learn Ultra Instinct. On this, Beerus tells Vegeta that Ultra Instinct is not the only technique of Gods. Beerus says, “Ultra Instinct ain’t the only technique of the gods.” This surprises Vegeta, and Beerus tells him that Ultra Instinct is more meant for Angels, remarking, “Didja really think us Gods of Destruction would run around using a move where you gotta keep your heart all calm and tranquil?”
After that, out of curiosity and the will to become even more powerful, Vegeta pursues Beerus to tell him more about the technique, but being Beerus, Beerus refuses. He makes it as clear as day that he is not a trainer, but the God of Destruction. He then starts to walk away but made it very clear that he wants Vegeta to follow him. This only hints that Beerus did not entirely refuse to train Vegeta, but to tell him the technique in a subtle way. Beerus is like that, even though he is the God of Destruction, he wants Goku and Vegeta to be the strongest of all.
It was a big question regarding when Vegeta will be seen using Ultra Instinct. In the recent movie where we saw Broly vs. Vegeta, we saw Vegeta become Super Saiyan Red, which no one ever saw before and the fans went gaga over it. So it is obvious that when the fans see Vegeta use Ultra Instinct, it will be crazy. But for that, the Dragon Ball manga would have to totally alter Vegeta’s personality as this is what the technique requires, and Vegeta is just not that. It’s like yin and yang.
Goku and Vegeta complete the circle, with good and evil. Not particularly evil, but let’s just composure and anger. Dragon Ball Super Chapter 69 releases on February 19.