Ever since she was introduced in Dragon Ball Z's Majin Buu saga, Videl has been one of the most popular female characters in the series. She's only gained more fans in the years since.
While she made a big mark on the series with her twin-tailed hairstyle, her debut could have looked much different if these early design sketches are to go by.
Today in the Nearly Complete Works of Toriyama: rough sketches for high school era Gohan and Videl from 1992. The Gohan sketches have been featured before in guidebooks, but this might be our first look at the Videl ones. //t.co/aVVcegRO8T pic.twitter.com/TMIBa6dTYQ— Todd Blankenship (@Herms98) September 21, 2018
As spotted by @Herms98 on Twitter, the design concepts for Adult Gohan and Videl had gone through many drafts before the final design. Fans had gotten a look at the different Gohan before, but now early designs for Videl reveal she almost didn't have her iconic hair at the beginning of the Majin Buu saga.
The hair concepts seen here have been used by both background characters and main characters like Bulma, so it's no mystery why Toriyama landed on her final twin-tailed look. This is especially true for when Videl chose to cut her hair in order to be trained by Gohan.
Regardless of her look, Videl is still popular to this day. In Super, Gohan and Videl's relationship was addressed and her stalwart devotion to Gohan is what made fans fall in love with her all over again. Fans wouldn't mind seeing Videl fight once more someday, but hope she avoids fighting Spopovich next time around.
Dragon Ball Super currently airs its English dub on Adult Swim during the Toonami programming block Saturday evenings at 9:30 p.m. It is also available to stream on Funimation and Amazon Video. The Japanese language release of the series is complete, and available to stream on FunimationNOW, VRV, and Crunchyroll.
If you want to catch up with the English dub, the first 65 episodes of Dragon Ball Super are now available to stream on FunimationNOW, VRV, and available to purchase on Amazon Video as well. The 65 episodes span the full range of what has aired in the North America and covers the "Battle of Gods" arc, "Revival of F" arc, the "Universe 6" arc, and bringing the series right up to the climax of the "Future Trunks" arc. The series is also currently airing reruns weeknights on Adult Swim.