AboutVegeta (ベジータ Bejīta?) is a fictional character and antihero in the Dragon Ball franchise created by Akira Toriyama. Vegeta first appeared in the manga chapter #204 Sayōnara Son Gokū (さようなら孫悟空 Goodbye Son Goku?) first published in Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine on December 19, 1988, and in episode 5 of its anime adaptation Dragon Ball Z. Vegeta was originally a dangerous enemy who sought to use the Dragon Balls to gain immortality, but later became an anti-hero as even greater threats were introduced in the series. In the series, Vegeta is a member of the royal Saiyan lineage, the extraterrestrial race of warriors that Goku also belongs to. Even though Vegeta is viewed as a dangerous enemy to Goku for the beginning of part 2, he later becomes an ally to Goku and assists in the defeat of powerful enemies such as Cell and Majin Buu. He always strives to "surpass Kakarot (Goku's birth name)". He was created by Akira Toriyama to be the main rival to the main character of the series, Goku.
Following a common name trend that Toriyama developed in Dragon Ball, Vegeta's name is a pun of the word, vegetable, in the series, he is the prince of the Saiyans. In the special Dragon Ball: Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!!, Vegeta's younger brother named Tarble is introduced. When the two names are combined, they create what would roughly be "vegetable" in English, being that vegetables are the naming theme for all pure Saiyans in the series. Vegeta was conceived as an anti hero and main rival of Goku who, with his arrogant and competitive nature, is the opposite of Goku's calm demeanor and lack of competitiveness as Goku only fights when absolutely necessary.
Up until his tail was cut off by Yajirobe, he could turn into a Great Ape, or Ōzaru under a full moon. This is a capability of all Saiyans with tails. Vegeta has the ability to create and enhance attacks with the use of ki. He also has the ability to use Bukū-jutsu (舞空術 lit: air dancing technique?), which enables him to fly. Constant training and his Saiyan heritage have given him vast superhuman strength, durability, speed and reflexes.
Vegeta is known to give names for his various energy attacks. In his early appearance, Vegeta is seen to use attacks similar to several of the protagonists of the series, such as a Ki Disk Razor (気円斬 Kienzan?), a two fingered laser-like blast, and a ki wave similar to Goku's Kamehame-Ha. This beam, known as the Galick Gun (ギャリック砲 Gyarikku Hō?), is used by Vegeta during his battle against Goku in an attempt to destroy the Earth. The Galick Gun is Vegeta's main attack and one of his favorites, used in most Dragon Ball Z video games, although he uses it only once in the manga. He later develops the Big Bang Attack (ビッグ・バン・アタック Biggu Ban Atakku?) and the Final Flash (ファイナルフラッシュ Fainaru Furasshu?) attacks, which are much more powerful than his older energy attacks.One of his most powerful attacks in the series is The Final Explosion which is a nuke like explosion which he performs as Majin Vegeta to sacrifice himself and nearly kills Majin Buu. Vegeta's most commonly used attack in the series is when he bombards an opponent with an array of small ki blasts. He is not known to have a name for this attack, but it is officially called Rapid-Fire Energy Balls (連続エネルギー弾 Renzoku Enerugī Dan?). Also, in Dragon Ball GT, Vegeta displays a powerful new attack, entitling it the Final Shine Attack (ファイナルシャインアタック Fainaru Shain Atakku?), where he uses his left hand to fire off a massive beam of green ki that widens with distance. Because of his immense strength and power, Vegeta, along with few other characters from the Dragon Ball franchise, can destroy entire planets with single attacks if he intends to.
Vegeta also possesses several transformations that greatly enhance his abilities to varying degrees. He gains the ability to transform into a Super Saiyan and, through training, can further transform into advanced states of Super Saiyan as the series continues, including Ascended Super Saiyan and Super Saiyan 2. While he was not able to achieve Super Saiyan 3, in Dragon Ball GT he reaches Super Saiyan 4. In the Raging Blast, Raging Blast 2 and Dragon Battlers games he has a Super Saiyan 3 form.
Vegeta can also fuse with Goku and create a warrior who has the combined power and skills of both. One method is by using the Potara Earrings presented to Goku by the Elder Kai. This results in a 'potara fusion' creating Vegito (Vegeta/Kakarot). The other method is by performing the "Fusion Dance", which creates Gogeta (Goku/Vegeta), or if performed incorrectly, results in the ineffective "Veku".