The majority of the main characters in the history of anime have a companion who is close to them in terms of strength, if not even equal in strength, and they are often viewed as rivals too.
The list includes Naruto as well as Sasuke, Kawaki and Boruto, Natsu and Gray, Yugi and Kaiba, Ash and Gary, Melodias and Ban, and even Sanji and Zoro (though none of them is the protagonists from One Piece).
Of course, who among fans of anime will ever forget the most infamous rivalry between two Saiyans, Goku, and Vegeta?
The rivalry between them is good in that they use one another to train each other to make themselves better.
It is proven time and again that Goku is always more powerful than Vegeta.
However, there were times when Vegeta’s assistance always gave Goku an advantage over his adversaries.
Some believe that Vegeta could overcome Goku, but only when Vegeta can go one step further than his closest friend.
In the end, Vegeta’s desire to beat Goku after losing their first fight is the reason the superior Saiyan is always in the process of gaining an advantage over Goku, our most beloved protagonist.
To determine whether this is true or is it true that Goku always gains the upper hand, I’ll first reveal the full strength of these two friends.
I will also explain what can happen if the two teams engage in a final fight similar to what Naruto and Sasuke were fighting before the time that the Naruto manga was over.
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The characters of Goku and Vegeta are already extremely strong, but they also regularly train to become stronger and find worthy opponents to test their power.
Amid all this continuous one-upmanship, choosing one of the characters with the greatest power may be a challenge.
However, there are numerous feats of strength that you can look at to determine the power of the two strongest Saiyan characters—Goku as well as Vegeta.
The first time he was sent to Earth to eliminate Saiyan, also known as Goku, was afflicted with a lucky head accident that changed his memory, causing him to develop into one of the planet’s most formidable defences.
The Goku is competitive by nature. Goku is always striving to be the best warrior he can be and has been able to acquire abilities that many believe place Goku on the same level as the DC’s Superman.
Although fans have debated the legitimacy of this claim, Goku is unquestionably strong. As a young man, Goku was powerful enough to take down all of the armies.
Due to his age and years of training, the strength of his physique has improved, allowing him to break almost any earth-made material or weapon. He can easily move with the help of greater gravity and lift over 100 tonnes.
But those feats seem insignificant against the power Goku is possibly capable of. While Goku has been defeated by opponents stronger than he is, he utilizes these defeats to push himself to be even more intense and boost his power with more powerful forms of divine energy and achieve greater power in “Super Saiyan” forms.
Training regularly has allowed Goku to evolve into a completely new state, called the Ultra Instinct state, which puts him in a position of power that is comparable to that of the God of Destruction. The Gods of Destruction
As difficult as Goku’s training is he isn’t the only Saiyan that is driven to continually push his abilities.
One of his strongest adversaries is Vegeta who is a Prince from the Saiyan race who was one of the bloody warriors and killers in Dragon Ball, Luckily, he changed his heart and slowly transformed himself from being a villain to an anti-hero and eventually a hero.
Vegeta has not had to abandon his quest for greater power and is motivated to work hard so that he can beat Goku in strength.
As with Goku, the intense training schedule has enabled Vegeta to change into more robust Super Saiyan forms, particularly his Super Saiyan Blue Evolved form.
When he is in this type, Vegeta could be stronger than Goku when Goku transforms into his Super Saiyan Blue Kaio-ken in the sense that this form is exhausting for Goku in a way Vegeta’s blue-evolved version isn’t a burden for him.
Goku and his powers:
Being a Saiyan conferred on Goku and Vegeta greater abilities than humans. They have stronger muscles and improved senses.
The combination of this, Goku’s determination, and the least arrogance of Vegeta allow him to expand to limitless lengths and potential.
As the character of a Saiyan, Goku has superior physical strength over humans. His determination to be strong led him to become as powerful as a god in the most recent chapters.
The proof of his strength is that he managed to take on Frieza initially and is considered one of the most powerful living creatures in the entire universe.
Goku is also extremely fast and able to keep up against opponents like Beerus, the god of war, an immortal god with a lightning-fast reaction.
Goku’s strength is constantly growing, giving the character a tremendous amount of strength.
He was able to fight against stronger opponents and even land an impressive finishing strike when he was severely injured during the last stages of his fights.
Similar to Vegeta, Goku has access to the Super Saiyan form, granting him massive power boosts.
Learning how to utilize Godly Ki gave Goku even more powerful forms, as evident in the newest series of chapters as well as episodes from the manga and anime series, respectively.
The victory of Jiren is a demonstration of the most advanced capabilities of Goku, who revealed his most powerful form: the Perfected Ultra Instinct Form.
This form of Goku gave him godlike reflexes and a new strength level that surpassed even his previous level of power.
Goku is known for having an exceptionally impressive level of willpower. It is important to note that he is low in stamina and has sustained major injuries across his body.
However, it was possible to beat Jiren, who is far superior to Frieza and we already know to be one of the strongest beings in the universe.
Goku has also learned to utilize Godly Ki, which is his well-known advantage over Broly if they meet each other again.
Because of his Godly Ki, the character can transform into a God-like Super Saiyan, which is more commonly referred to in the form of the Super Saiyan God, and the Super Saiyan Blue as its second variant.
The series progressed and it was revealed that he could unlock a completely new appearance that is not part of the various forms that fall into the Super Saiyan category.
Some fans believe that this unlocks new possibilities for future forms that are yet to be discovered.
Goku is an exceptional fighter, is extremely adaptable, and gets ahead when fighting strong opponents, even if the adversaries also gain access to stronger powers and forms.
Goku’s other talents comprise the power to transfer and detect Ki as well as energy nullification and instant transmission through his spirit.
Goku can also ask other characters to share their spirits to make the Spirit Bomb, one of Goku’s most destructive methods aside from that of Kamehameha.
Despite these amazing achievements, Goku is still mortal and could be hurt. Goku even fell ill during his time in the Cell Saga.
He can also be wounded by guns when not vigilant. These are all common in Vegeta due to similar lineages.
Yet, they had distinct experiences, techniques, and fighting styles that had made them completely different from one another.
In the next section, you’ll also learn the power of Vegeta, as well as how Goku remains superior to his counterpart.
Vegeta and his powers:
Goku is from an identical race to Vegeta and has the same power and senses as human beings of normal age.
It is true that Vegeta is considered a superior Saiyan in comparison with Goku and is considered to be the ruler of their planet.
While it was said that the Vegeta class has greater strength than Goku’s, this does not mean that the less powerful class of Saiyans is always superior to Goku.
However, this does give Vegeta the possibility of becoming more powerful than Goku at any time.
Although Vegeta was just a kid, Vegeta already had huge potential as an athlete. High-end warriors in the Saiyan world, such as the royal family, consider his power above all others.
His father even said that Vegeta is superior to all the great Saiyans of history. The most amazing thing about Vegeta is the fact that he’s also as skilled as Goku in battle, and is adept at learning himself and learning more without any instructor.
This is a clear indication that he’s naturally gifted and was able to excel even when the age of his child was not yet.
At first, Vegeta had a power output of 18,000, which was greater than Goku’s at the time they first met.
This made Goku utilize the Kaio-ken to double his power to take down Vegeta. Because of being overwhelmed by Goku’s power, Vegeta was forced to take on his Great Ape form just to gain an advantage in the battle.
Vegeta’s strength was displayed first when Vegeta was able to withstand Goku’s hammering and nearly all of his attacks while fighting a variety of fighters wearing the Great Ape form.
Vegeta’s specialized technique, called his Galick Gun, is known as being destructive enough to cause damage to the entire Earth even when he was in the 18,000-watt range.
Following his defeat against Goku, the power of Vegeta was increased to 24,000 after the tail of his weapon was removed instead of shrinking it.
When he was fighting Frieza, his power grew to about 500,000. It kept increasing during the fight.
In reality, Frieza was even more than he was, and he still beat the king to death. At the time Vegeta returned to life with the Dragon Balls, his power was also boosted dramatically.
Due to the progress that he has made, he’s able to endure training in a chamber of gravity that is 450 times stronger than Earth’s.
He can even reach 500 when he reaches Super Saiyan Second Grade. From that point on, Vegeta will always strive to surpass Goku’s strength, which is constantly increasing, given his level of determination.
His determination is mostly motivated by frustration, probably due to his temperamental nature and his jealousy towards Goku, whom he saw as a lesser Saiyan.
That’s why Vegeta was attracted to Babidi’s magical powers in his time in the Majin Buu Saga.
At this point, it was always Goku’s strength level, but Goku always surpasses Goku a bit in his biggest fights.
This is due to Goku’s perseverance and determination, which is always more positive than getting an increase in power due to anger, which Vegeta is always able to do.
Yet, Vegeta attained Godly Ki and was granted access rights to Super Saiyan God and Blue, just like Goku.
We need to determine whether he can unlock the Instinct Ultra Instinct shortly.
Goku vs Vegeta: Who Would Win?
Since the start of the series, Goku has been proven to be stronger than Vegeta in every aspect.
My opinion is that the reason for this is that Goku’s evolution is based upon a positive outlook and a lot of determination.
This is very similar to Vegeta’s evolution through frustration and sometimes anger.
This is a good thing for Vegeta because it is in keeping with his traits. In the end, it can help him improve to the point that Vegeta can catch up with his long-time rival.
The only time it had an adverse impression on him was when his determination to be better than Goku was a fervent desire and led to him needing the help of Babidi.
This characteristic for him is like a double-edged sword to his desire to be stronger than his comrade.
In the end, Goku always seems to be an inch ahead of him since Vegeta might become too confident when he can surpass Goku by even one pixel.
So, Goku will always become stronger than Vegeta, which makes Goku the second-strongest character in the show throughout the series and all stories.
If there is an era where Vegeta will be able to comprehend how Goku’s determination functions, there could be the possibility that he could attain the same level as Goku.
However, if that ever happens, the thing I’m always thinking is that Goku against Vegeta is bound to end in a deadlock and not Vegeta win.
Most fans believe this is the case, likely because Akira Toriyama always designed the two rivals to utilize each other to further train them by sheer competition.