30 years ago we were introduced to an anime title that would trail blaze a path for many others that we’ve come to know over the years. They say that this is the G.O.A.T. of the anime world, the gateway title to ‘Otaku Paradise’, and the ‘Hall of Fame’ player to both OG fans and newcomers. That title is none other than the one and only Dragon Ball Z.
We watched the many great moments and battles from Son Goku and his friends, and continue to do so through all of his newest adventures in Dragon Ball Super. Throughout the series there have been many elements that have keep us glued to the series; such as Super Saiyan transformations and high-speed fights. One of the most popular elements of this legendary franchise is fusions. Any Dragon Ball fan knows that there are two types of fusions; one that uses a dance, and the other that uses earrings. When it comes to fusions as well as a certain saiyan duo, who’s better? Gogeta? Or Vegito?
Since the Majin Buu saga this has been a major debate among the Dragon Ball fandom. Both fused warriors have their fare share of strengths and weaknesses, but with us being who we are, we’ll leave the final decision of what side you’re on to you! So here it is guys n’ gals, our Dragon Ball Breakdown of Gogeta and Vegito!
Dance-Fusion Warrior: Gogeta
First introduced to us in the Dragon Ball Z movie Fusion Reborn, Gogeta is (of course) the ‘dance-oriented’ fusion between Goku and Vegeta. During the fight with Janemba’s new form, Goku and Vegeta try to figure out a way to defeat the monster, and Goku’s decision comes down to the two of them using fusion – something Vegeta loathes entirely (even when fighting against Buu). After failing once and becoming the fat-and-flatulent Veku, Goku and Vegeta do infact become the powerful warrior known as Gogeta. He doesn’t say anything in the Fusion Reborn movie, but in the DBS: Broly movie, he’s got a tiny bit of Vegito’s personality…and cockiness.
Potara-Fusion Warrior: Vegito
Making his first appearance in the Majin Buu arc, Vegito is the fusion between Goku and Vegeta through the use of the Potara Earrings from the Kais. After Gohan gets absorbed by the pink menace himself, Goku manages to get his hands on the divine earrings known as the Potara Earrings and asks Vegeta to fuse with him – which (again) he tries to decline from doing. Eventually Vegeta swallows his pride and merges with Goku to become the mighty warrior Vegito, and is pretty much on the verge of wrecking Majin Buu after transforming into Super Vegito. In Dragon Ball Super Vegito returns to face Goku Black in his Super Saiyan Rose’ form, but anyone who has seen the series knows how that battle turns out…
So that does it for the introductions of the fused warriors, but still…who’s better? Before we get to the final answer of this age-old question, we’ve been doing some digging and research and found some strengths and weaknesses from both warriors. Now it’s time to compare and contrast the fused warriors that are Gogeta and Vegito.
Strength as Vegito (Weakness as Gogeta): Fusion
In order to get Gogeta out in the first place you have to make sure that you do the dance perfectly. PER-FECT-LY! You gotta find candidates who are the same height and have the same power level. To some it may sound like an easy task but what would happen if the candidates you used (such as Goku and Vegeta) weren’t exactly the same size? That means no Gogeta, and the Earth would be done for. Not so with Vegito however.
Strength as Gogeta (Weakness as Vegito): Critical Thinking
When it comes to fighting (especially against Janemba) Gogeta isn’t the type of fighter that taunts his opponents with cheesy lines that stereotypical superheroes use. In fact during his battle against Janemba he doesn’t say anything at all, he just beats the living daylights out of him and obliterates him with his Stardust Breaker. In GT and DBS: Broly he talks a lot more, and becomes the most epic trash-talker in the franchise that has the skills to back it up!
Strength as Vegito (Weakness as Gogeta): Time Limit
The biggest weakness to being Gogeta is the fact that he has a 30-minute time limit as a fused warrior. Once that limit is reached he goes back to being two people once again. That would suck if you’re going up against a strong boss-live villain and your battle clock ran out. Where’s Vegito when you need him? T.T
Strength as Gogeta (Weakness as Vegito): Original Finisher: Stardust Breaker
As we mentioned before, Gogeta has an original attack called the Stardust Breaker. It may look like a colorful sphere full of sparkles, but when it was used against Janemba it tore him from the inside out and obliterated him to a burst of sparkling lights and stardust. He uses the attack again as Gogeta Blue against Broly, though it doesn’t turn the Legendary Super Saiyan into dust however.
Strength as Vegito (Weakness as Gogeta): Series Canon
Okay, this one is going to be a decision among the fans. Even though Gogeta has had more appearances in the franchise’s movies (and series if you count GT) than Vegito, he’s not technically canon according to Toriyama’s standards – even though we want him to be. Yes, Gogeta does make his DBS debut in its first movie under the Super title, but as far as being canon in the series…we’ll just have to wait and see what happens next.
And that will do it for us on this filler post on Gogeta and Vegito! We may like them both regardless of their strengths and weaknesses, but what team will you join?