Even Goku Can’t Access a Horribly Overpowered Super Saiyan Form Akira Toriyama Gave to Vegeta in Dragon Ball – Until Ultra Ego Screwed it All Over

Did Akira Toriyama just snatch away Vegeta's only chance at standing out by giving him Ultra Ego?

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  • Vegeta's Super Saiyan Blue Evolved had the potential to make him step out from Goku's shadow.
  • However, the recent Ultra Ego power up seems to be another Ultra Instinct chaser.
  • Akira Toriyama made Vegeta fall back again.
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While Dragon Ball fans are head over heels for Goku, they often forget the show’s deutragonist, Vegeta. This fallen prince of the Saiyan race is doomed to always be overshadowed by Goku. Despite being tremendously powerful himself, he often serves as the appetizer to Goku’s main act.

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Many Dragon Ball fans express disappointment in how Akira Toriyama treats Vegeta. After all, it’s been decades since the show has been running, and Vegeta hardly has any independent wins.

In fact, the one form that Vegeta acquired beyond Goku’s reach was forgotten by the mangaka too soon.

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Vegeta’s Super Saiyan Blue Evolved in Dragon Ball Super

Super Saiyan Blue Evolved is an anime original power attained by Vegeta in episode 131 of Dragon Ball Super. This transformation was achieved when Vegeta broke through his shell in the Tournament of Power. He went beyond the previous power of Super Saiyan Blue and received a unique royal blue appearance.

Vegeta Super Saiyan Blue Evolved Dragon Ball by Akira Toriyama
Vegeta’s Super Saiyan Blue Evolved | Dragon Ball Super Fandom

Vegeta was also able to tackle the Final Conclusion technique as SSJ Blue Evolved without the risk of death. Jiren even compared it to Goku’s incomplete Ultra Instinct State.

Vegeta’s Final Conclusion is an extremely powerful move where he explodes himself and envelopes a huge space within which his opponents get destroyed. However, it came at the cost of his life. If the frightful destructive power of the Final Conclusion could be harnessed without Vegeta’s sacrifice, then it might have even put Goku to shame.

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As someone who wanted to pursue his own path and not follow in Goku’s shadow, this was the perfect opportunity for Vegeta to break out of the mold, but alas, Toriyama never saw it as the chance to make Vegeta stand out.

Akira Toriyama Dragged Vegeta Down Again

Vegeta Vs Granolah in Dragon Ball Super by Akira Toriyama
Vegeta Vs Granolah |Dragon Ball Super Fandom

During the Granolah Arc of the Dragon Ball Super manga, Vegeta used the Super Saiyan Blue Evolved state again, only to be shot down by Granolah immediately. He was flung around and attacked with heavy blows, rendering SSJ Blue Evolved pretty useless. In fact, Granolah even claims that Vegeta’s new power is lacking.

After the first defeat, Vegeta transformed to possess the traits of the Destroyer Gods and claimed to be growing stronger by the second. He named his new form Ultra Ego, but it only seemed like Vegeta was trying to improve on Ultra Instinct again.

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Soon, even Ultra Ego fails to protect Vegeta, and he falls back into the same old rhythm of having to be saved by Goku’s appearance. At this point, it could be conjectured that had Vegeta continued to develop Super Saiyan Blue Evolved, he could have achieved results that would set him apart from Goku.

Ultra Ego Vegeta | Dragon Ball Super
Ultra Ego Vegeta beating Graolah | Dragon Ball Super Fandom

However, Akira Toriyama made him abandon that path and let him chase after Goku’s achievements again with Ultra Ego. Using the Final Conclusion move would have also been an option had Vegeta trained his Blue Evolved form more.

Nonetheless, Vegeta is yet to stumble upon the moment when he shines brighter than Goku. And every Dragon Ball fan would be waiting for it.

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You can read Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Super on Viz Media and watch the anime on Crunchyroll.

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Written by Aaheli Pradhan

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Aaheli is an anime content writer at FandomeWire. With four years of experience under her belt, she is a living, breathing encyclopedia for anime and manga. She believes in living a slow life, surrounded by incomplete art projects and her beloved cat.