Akira Toriyama’s cult classic manga, Dragon Ball, has some of the best and most powerful characters (and fighters) in anime and manga. Son Goku is usually our go-to character when these comparisons are concerned, and we will use him again in this article. His “opponent” will be his arguably biggest rival, a character who initially came to destroy Goku but has since become his ally, although he still wishes to surpass him. The character in question is, of course, Vegeta, and in this article, we are going to compare Goku and Vegeta to determine which one of them is stronger.
Goku has transformed greatly over the series, and his current iteration, known as MUI Goku, is comparable to an Angel in Dragon Ball, which means that he is above the level of a God of Destruction; in case you don’t remember, Angels are stronger than even the Gods of Destruction in Dragon Ball. In this form, he faced off against some of the most powerful entities in the multiverse to show off his incredible strength.
Goku’s display demonstrated that not even the most powerful Jiren could overcome him. Granolah and Moro, two of the manga’s most formidable characters recently, were no match for him due to his strength.
Once he transformed into his Ultra Ego form, Vegeta joined Goku and Granolah as the three most powerful non-god or non-angel beings in the universe. Vegeta derives his renowned strength from his pride in being a Saiyan prince, as we all know for sure. Additionally, Vegeta loses all moral inhibitions when he transforms into his Ultra Ego form, allowing him to fight without considering the morality of his actions.
And while Ultra Ego is undoubtedly powerful, there are two reasons why Goku wins this. First of all, Ultra Ego is unstable, and that is a big minus. Secondly, Ultra Ego stems from a God of Destruction, while MUI stems from an Angel, and the latter is stronger.
Points: Goku 1, Vegeta 0
Techniques and abilities
As one of the greatest fighters in the series, Goku has shown growth as a character by learning various fighting styles and methods. But MUI Goku, his current powerful form, is not like that. Goku’s MUI allows him to dodge and counterattack at ease, making it difficult for any kind of martial artist to hit him. Jiren could not defeat Goku in his Ultra Instinct form before giving it his best. Furthermore, Goku would be extremely challenging to beat in a straight fight if MUI combined with his martial arts proficiency.
Vegeta fills himself with the strength of a God of Destruction when he reaches his Ultra Ego state since only those trained as Gods of Destruction can access it. In this sense, Vegeta is practically a God of Destruction while he is in Ultra Ego, implying that he may quickly destroy entire worlds and universes with great strength. He demonstrated his ability to use a sizable Sphere of Destruction on Granolah during their battle while in his Ultra Ego stage.
And while Vegeta does have access to a series of new techniques and abilities in his Ultra Ego form, he is not on the same level as MUI Goku.
Points: Goku 2, Vegeta 0
Son Goku is still more powerful than Vegeta
As fans of Dragon Ball will know, Vegeta was initially a tough nut to crack for Goku, but the moment Goku managed to surpass him, he became a stronger character and it remains like that even now, as MUI Goku, which is Goku’s current and strongest form so far, is significantly more powerful than Ultra Ego Vegeta, which is Vegeta’s current and most powerful form. That is why Goku still wins this one.
Have something to add? Let us know in the comments below!