This is something a lot of fans have joked about due to Bulma and Chi-Chi both being known for being hot-headed and domineering. But it's interesting to hear Vegeta openly acknowledge that what appealed to him about Bulma is that she stood up to him. From what we have seen of Goku's parents, Bardock and Gine, they don't fit Vegeta's description that well. Gine is actually shown being more of a homemaker rather than a fighter.
Still, Chi-Chi and Bulma take care of their homes, so maybe Gine just has a more fierce side we haven't been shown. For one, thanks to Vegeta dying at the hands of Androids 17 and 18, the Saiyan never wound up having anything more with Bulma than a brief fling.
Future Trunks confirms this himself, no doubt getting the story from Future Bulma. The tragedy never really stopped in the future timeline for Trunks and Bulma, though. They survived the arrival of Cell and Buu, but when Goku Black appeared, Bulma was one of the victims killed. So Future Trunks never got to know his timeline's version of his dad, lost his mom, and never got to meet his sister either. Future Trunks really has had a rough life, even by Dragon Ball standards. Chi-Chi pretty much instantly fell for Goku, but he was totally oblivious to it, so it made for a funny introduction.
But Bulma and Vegeta might skip telling how they met to some of their friends, given that their story is far less charming. Though Bulma first saw Vegeta on TV when he invaded Earth, she didn't actually meet him in person until they encountered on Namek.
At the time, all Vegeta cared about was getting the Dragon Balls to wish for immortality. He didn't care at all about the Z Fighters and had no problem leaving them for dead. When Vegeta wanted the Dragon Balls from the heroes, he had no trouble blatantly threatening to kill them if they didn't hand the Dragon Balls over. Though in some versions of the story, he does later think of Bulma as being a gorgeous woman after meeting her, so apparently the seeds had been planted even then.
She was 29, while Vegeta was Due to Vegeta's fixation on training, that age gap between them has increased by an additional five years. In the universal tournament saga of Super Bulma is 47 and Vegeta is now This is thanks to Vegeta's training in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber, where time passes far more quickly than outside the chamber.
Multiple training sessions in the chamber only amounted to a few days past in the outside world, but for Vegeta several years went by. Of course this is nothing compared to some of the other age changes Dragon Ball has seen. For instance Emperor Pilaf and his gang have regressed back into being children thanks to a wish using the Dragon Balls. Still, Bulma might be hoping Vegeta takes it easy before he's old enough to be her dad.
Prior to Super, most people knew these characters best from Dragon Ball GT, where Pan looks like a preteen girl, and Bulla looks like a teenager. Because of this, many people believe that Bulla is the older girl. The Dragon Ball guidebook Daizenshuu 7 also seems to confirm this, saying Bulla was born in the year and Pan in However, none of this is actually true, according to DBZ or Super. All other sources on the age of both girls has Pan still being listed as being born in , while Bulla is supposed to have been born in This shocked many fans who were convinced Bulla was older.
Super seems to have finally put the situation to rest by showing Bulla being born after Pan, but Vegeta and Bulma's daughter has caused a lot of confusion.
Vegeta feels his contribution to the household balances out because he is a protector, but his track record in that regard isn't so good. We see this going all the way back to DBZ, where Bulma and baby Trunks are nearly blown out of the sky by Android 20, but Vegeta doesn't do a thing to try and save them. He certainly had no luck at getting revenge against Buu after the villain killed Bulma.
Everyone recalls Vegeta getting furious and attacking Beerus after the latter slaps Bulma, but Vegeta soon lost that battle. Lastly we saw this again when Bulma tried to subdue Zamasu by pretending to be attracted to him, only for Zamasu to render her unconscious. Once again, Vegeta failed to beat Zamasu, leaving him with a really bad success rate of defending his wife.
In the episode of Super where Bulma reveals her and Vegeta's daughter will be named Bulla, Vegeta initially protests. He says he wants to give her a Saiyan name, suggesting Eschalot. That's probably not a word most people have heard, but an eschalot is just an onion. This fits with the theme of how all the pure-blooded Saiyans in Dragon Ball have vegetable-related names. But it makes sense that this would get shut down since Bulla is not a pure Saiyan.
Still, lots of people noticed Bulla's head was basically drawn like an onion, so the joke is conveyed, even if you don't know what an eschalot is. Though Eschalot might have been a better name since everyone in Bulma's family is named after underwear, so Bulla is really a word that means Bra. DBZ kicks off with Goku finding out he has a long lost brother named Raditz, and then Frieza's dad King Cold pops up out of nowhere to save his son, followed shortly after by Trunks arriving from the future and announcing he's the son of Vegeta and Bulma.
So when it turned out Vegeta and Bulma had more relatives they never once mentioned, it was quite par for the course. Son Goku and His Friends Return!! She really has no excuse since her sister Tights actually is canon, first appearing in Jaco the Galactic Patrolman. Apparently Bulma just never mentioned her sister for like fifteen years, not even to invite Tights to her wedding.
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