|“||Vegeta, you come from a strong bloodline and you possess the potential power to join the super elite of all Saiyans. Never forget where you're from and train very hard, my son, because if you've proven yourself worthy, perhaps someday you will become a Super Saiyan.||„|
|~ King Vegeta.|
King Vegeta is Vegeta's father and a minor villain who appears in flashbacks in the TV Series Dragon Ball Z. Unlike his son, King Vegeta never redeemed himself and died unrepentant. Despite being dead long before the series' beginning, King Vegeta's actions and villainous legacy led to future antagonists like Dr. Raichi, Paragus, Broly, and Baby menacing the Z-Fighters.
In the Japanese version, he was voice by Banjō Ginga. In the English dub, he was voiced by Christopher R. Sabat.
Vegeta Sr. was an unusually intelligent Saiyan unlike the rest of his primitive race. When the Saiyans emigrated to Planet Plant and came to coexist with the native Tuffles, a race of dwarfish people with superior technology, Vegeta saw a chance to gain power.
Vegeta used his charisma to convince the Saiyans to take the planet from the Tuffles as a scheme to obtain power and technology for himself. King Vegeta led a genocidal campaign against the Tuffles in which women and children were not spared. Though the tuffles managed to fight back a little, they were no match for Vegeta's strategy and ultimately all were wiped without mercy.
Stealing the Tuffle's technology and naming the Planet after himself, King Vegeta eventually came into contact with Frieza and the Planet Trade Organization. King Vegeta would send Saiyans to conquer or destroy planets for Frieza to sell to the highest bidder.
Around this time, King Vegeta found out that Broly, the son of one of his subjects, Paragus, was the Legendary Super Saiyan born with an incredibly high power level. Fearing Broly would take power himself, King Vegeta ordered the baby's execution, mercilessly ignoring Paragus pleas, King Vegeta shot Paragus himself and then had the baby stabbed by his soldiers, throwing their bodies into a pit. Unbeknownst to King Vegeta, the two would survive this incident.
However, King Vegeta turned against him when he discovered Frieza was planning to destroy Planet Vegeta and thus formulated his own plans to rule the Planet Trade Organization himself.
King Vegeta formed a small army of Saiyans and tried to defeat kill Frieza himself. After defeating a few of Frieza's soldiers, King Vegeta found himself face to face with Frieza, planning to kill him and become the master of the entire galaxy. King Vegeta was too weak however to defeat him, in fact Frieza killed him with a single punch and wiped out the rest of the group. Due to being unrepentantly evil, King Vegeta was sent to Hell.
King Vegeta's cruel actions would cause effects.
His coldblooded genocide of the Tuffles not only helped further steer the Saiyan race to the path of evil, but caused the surviving Tuffles near the tail end of King Vegeta's genocidal war to create dangerous experiments such as the bio engineered Baby and the super computer Hatchiyack in a desperate attempt to survive. Long after King Vegeta's death, these surviving experiments would attempt revenge on the saiyans due to King Vegeta's past atrocities.
His alliance with Frieza led to the saiyans being used as weapons to depopulate countless worlds, giving the Planet Trade organization more power.
King Vegeta's betrayal of Paragus, led to him seeking revenge against King Vegeta's son, Prince Vegeta. King Vegeta's stabbing of the baby Broly resulted in the Legendary Super Saiyan growing into a violent and murderous sociopath.
King Vegeta is a cruel and ruthless king, in fact test coldness towards his son Vegeta, he killed one of his soldiers because he had not been able to conquer a planet in the limited time and he had also ordered Paragas to kill his son Broly, giving Paragas a feeling of resentment towards Vegeta and his family. King Vegeta also appears in a Goku's illusion with Vegeta and Bardock. In Vegeta's flashback, it turns out that once, King Vegeta has served Beerus, the God Of Destruction.
He is grandfather of Trunks and Bra, children of his only son Prince Vegeta.
- King Vegeta is the instigator and architect of the genocide of the Tuffles.
- King Vegeta also appears like a playable character in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3.