DRAGON BALL FighterZ
Vegeta
DRAGON BALL FighterZ
DRAGON BALL FighterZ

Vegeta

He is the prince of Saiyans, one of the main Dragon Ball characters. Vegeta made a journey from being a villain to becoming a hero. This guy is arrogant and often underestimates his opponents. In DBFZ, he is a rushdown character with good neutral attacks. Mid-range fights are his weakness.Know more

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Biography

Being a prince — that seems like a dream, but is it so? Vegeta is the prince of the whole race of Saiyans. Potentially, he could become a king of his people and lead the army of ruthless warriors to countless victories. But then, suddenly, everything fell apart. Saiyans were almost totally exterminated, and Vegeta had to deal with his many personality issues in this new unknown reality.

In fact, the tragedy of Saiyans is just a tip of an iceberg for Vegeta. The bitterest part of his heritage remained with him — his awful arrogance. Vegeta considers himself superior to everyone around, much more powerful, and definitely much cleverer. First, this unhealthy pride made the guy immensely cruel, ready to destroy planets just because they make no benefit for him. Later, Vegeta managed to take his aggressiveness under control and took the path of good guys, but still, that arrogance of “I’m a Prince” is still chasing him.

The viewers of the Dragon Ball Z anime met Vegeta almost at the beginning of the series. He was very far away from Earth when Raditz, another Saiyan, sent info about the magic abilities of Dragon Balls. With his fellow warrior Nappa, Vegeta decided to put his hands on the Balls and ask the Dragon for immortality.

The problem was that both Vegeta and Nappa were absolute villains with unbelievable might. They would destroy every human and Earth itself. Krillin, Yamcha, Tien, and Chiaotzu started their intense training with Kami-sama to resist this invasion. Meanwhile, Goku trained in the world of the dead, and Piccolo helped young Gohan to define and control his internal might. Vegeta almost destroyed them all. Only the joint effort of Goku, Gohan, and Krillin could force Vegeta to flee. 

That epic battle became a turning point for Vegeta. He started to evolve from an evil antagonist to an ally of Goku and his friends. That was a long path, and the initial steps in that direction were motivated by selfishness.

Vegeta discovered that there are Dragon Balls on Planet Namek. Frieza was already there, searching for them. And Vegeta decided to join the hunt once again — separately from Frieza and his army (which Vegeta abandoned a while ago). The first signs of his transformation were noticed when Vegeta decided to leave Krillin and Gohan alone, without attacking and harming them. The confrontation with Frieza intensified on Planet Namek, and even the Ginyu Force team was summoned to attack and punish Vegeta. They weren’t too successful, though, and Frieza had to face Vegeta and… easily defeat him. Only the help from Goku saved the situation.

Dragon Ball is a huge universe with so many interesting stories. Delve into it to know more about Vegeta (but be ready to invest many hours in watching anime). As the Dragon Ball FighterZ tells a separate story, you don’t actually need all the details of Vegeta’s background.

Vegeta in the story of Dragon Ball FighterZ

This character was one of the mighty warriors who fell unconscious and almost became a victim of mindless clones. Goku and friends saved Vegeta and offered him to become part of the team to… achieve the story mode goals (let’s avoid major spoilers here). Vegeta was surprised and obviously annoyed to fight alongside Frieza, but he accepted this situation (not without regular salty phrases, though).

Vegeta is playable in many fights of the DBFZ story mode, but each time he takes his form of Super Saiyan, so you actually never play base Vegeta here.

Playstyle of Vegeta in DBFZ

In the battles of Dragon Ball FighterZ, Vegeta is a strong rushdown character. His neutral attacks deal impressive damage and open many mix-up opportunities to find an opening and start a devastating combo.

Vegeta has very powerful projectiles and can create effective pressure. He is good at close- and long-range fights but struggles at a mid-range. 

You can find this basic form of Vegeta in many tier-lists as a top character, but his mid-range weakness demands additional practice.

 

Attacks and Moves for Vegeta in Dragon Ball FighterZ

8-Way directional Inputs:

  • 1 — Down Back
  • 2 — Down
  • 3 — Down Forward
  • 4 — Back
  • 5 — Standing
  • 6 — Forward
  • j — Jumps
  • 7 — Up Back
  • 8 — Up
  • 9 — Up Forward

6 Attack Notations:

  • L — Light
  • M — Medium
  • H — Heavy
  • S — Special
  • A1 — Z Assist 1
  • A2 — Z Assist 2

DBFZ | Vegeta — Basic Attacks

  • 5L a fast jab, -2 on block, you can cancel it into itself through 4LL
  • 5LL Vegeta pushes himself a bit forward to make this short punch
  • 5LLL — an upward attack with landing recovery
  • 5M — this hit has a relatively short start-up period; it’s safe on block
  • 5H — Vegeta performs a long-range kick
  • 5S shoots of up to 8 ki blasts
  • 2L — a low kick with a good range
  • 2M a low poke, it can be used as a combo starter
  • 2H Vegeta makes an upward kick with both legs
  • 2S an energy shot diagonally up, which then falls downwards
  • 6M a good overhead attack
  • j.L an air-to-air knee attack
  • j.M it’s very similar to 5M but in the air
  • j.H an overhead air-to-air attack
  • j.S ki blasts shoot a bit downward
  • j.2H — an upward kick with a slight forward movement
  • j.2S it’s the same energy shot of 2S but from the air

DBFZ | Vegeta — Special Moves

  • 236L/M/H — Super Dash Kick. Vegeta dashes forward and performs a kick.
  • 214L/M/H — Deadly Knee Drop. After teleportation, Vegeta appears above the opponent and performs a drop, attacking with both knees.
  • 236S — Energy Cutter. It’s a massive projectile. Vegeta shoots an energy disk.
  • 214S — I have no use for Saiyans that can't move. It’s a command grab with short range that works only on standing victims. Vegeta proves his arrogance proclaiming the opponent worthless. 

DBFZ | Vegeta — Z Assists 

  • Assist A — Energy Cutter.
  • Assist B — Super Dash Kick.
  • Assist C — Dirty Fireworks.

DBFZ | Vegeta — Super Moves

  • 236L+M or 236H+S — Galick Gun. Vegeta jumps and shoots a beam of purple energy. He tries to find a proper position to actually land this attack.
  • 214L+M or 214H+S — Galaxy Breaker. It’s a mighty energy explosion. Vegeta shoots a powerful beam directly to the sky, damaging opponents on both sides.

Key Information

First Manga Appearance: Dragon Ball Z, ch. 10 The Needs of the Many”; November 7, 1988.

First Anime Appearance: Dragon Ball Z, ep. 5, "Gohan's Rage"; May 24, 1989.

First Game Appearance: Dragon Ball Z: Kyōshū! Saiyan; October 27, 1990.

Dragon Ball FighterZ introduction: 6th character of the first FighterZ Pass; August 8, 2018.

Availability: DLC

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