The seemingly eternal battle between and and the long-standing question regarding which of the two fighters is actually more powerful could have been answered during the very first fight between the two Saiyans, one which would have marked Vegeta as the superior fighter–but thanks to the Z Fighters’ worst member, Vegeta was robbed of the victory he’d be chasing for decades to come.
Vegeta made his debut as a villain who invaded Planet Earth alongside his comrade, Nappa, in an effort to steal the Dragon Balls, wish for immortality, and then kill everyone on the planet and sell the vacant world to the highest bidder. For newer fans of the series, especially those who found a love for
In chapter 235 by Akira Toriyama, Vegeta has the Z Fighters on the ropes with Goku all but defeated after their insanely violent battle. So, Vegeta decides to transform into a Great Ape and literally squeeze the last remaining bits of life out of Goku. However, before
Yajirobe is an all-but-forgotten member of the Z Fighters who used to be way more useful than he is today. Yajirobe made his debut as a sword-wielding warrior who even killed one of King Piccolo’s minions with the swipe of his blade. Since then, however, Yajirobe’s character has devolved to the point where he is a liability to the Z Fighters and even to humanity as a whole–with his latest appearance in
While he was responsible for some epic feats of strength in his early days, Yajirobe has since proven himself to be the absolute worst–which makes Vegeta’s defeat by his hand all the more infuriating. Even though Vegeta didn’t know it at the time, Yajirobe cost him a victory that he would work tirelessly to achieve throughout the rest of his career. No matter , Vegeta could have always found solace in the fact that he defeated him during their first fight, but that peace of mind was completely stolen from him by ’s worst fighter, Yajirobe.