Dragon Ball Super makes no apologies for its love of Son Goku. The Saiyan is the anime’s undeniable lead, but fighters like Vegeta also get their fair share of screen time. Fans have been asking Akira Toriyama to give Vegeta more battles in the Tournament of Power. If those fans are right, then Vegeta is on his way to getting a massive power-up.
The folks behind Dragon Ball Super are tight-lipped about its faraway plot points, but one star did blab a bit about Vegeta’s future recently. Over on Twitter, Yoshita Toshio got fans buzzing when he said he just finished writing a “cool” story for Vegeta. The voice actor and director has worked on a few Dragon Ball episodes in the past, and Toshio’s love of Vegeta has fans thinking the Saiyan is heading towards a new transformation.
Recently, the fighter piqued interest amongst fans after Vegeta was challenged by Toppo. The pair are currently sparring in the anime, but Vegeta had a curious comeback when the Pride Trooper challenged him. Toppo insinuated that Vegeta was simply a knock-off version of Goku and went on to praise Kale when the Saiyan went berserk.
“It truly seems that Saiyans cannot be underestimated,” Toppo said.
Vegeta then cut in, saying, “Here’s something you should know. Amongst those Saiyans, I stand at the top!”
Vegeta is used to praising his own strength, but fans are seeing the comment as a foreshadowing one. The Saiyan has been strangely chill about Goku learning how to use Ultra Instinct, and Vegeta has been more levelheaded about his power-ups as of late. The fighter has been training diligently with Whis like Goku, and fans think it is only a matter of time Vegeta gets his own glow up during the Tournament of Power.
The event still has a long way to go, so Vegeta may be biding his time for now. The ‘Universal Survival’ arc is confirmed to run through March 2018, and Vegeta’s “cool” episode is expected to air sometime in January. The anime has some time to bide before Vegeta shows off his new resolve, and fans can only speculate about whether Ultra Instinct is in the hero’s future or not.
Dragon Ball Super's “Universal Survival” saga is part of the recent simulcast agreement that sites like Crunchyroll and Funimation have scored. Dragon Ball Super airs on Crunchyroll Saturdays at 7:15 p.m. CST. Toonami airs the English dub on Adult Swim Saturdays at 11:30 p.m.