Future Vegeta is the alternate timeline counterpart of Vegeta who appeared in the alternate timeline in which Future Trunks and Future Gohan lived. This Vegeta appears in the brief opening scene of Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks and in a flashback during an episode of Dragon Ball Z. Future Vegeta was the lover of Future Bulma, and the father of Future Trunks.
Future Vegeta's life was exactly the same as his main timeline counterpart's until August of Age 764 when Future Goku used the Instant Transmission to arrive on Earth and kill Future Frieza and Future King Cold. Sometime afterward, Vegeta trained and became a Super Saiyan.
Two years later in Age 766, Future Goku is stricken with a deadly Heart Virus that has no cure. Future Vegeta, along with the other Z Fighters and company, await the news of Future Goku's health. However, Future Goku passes away and he is unable to be wished back to life with the Dragon Balls, due to his death being of a natural cause. His demise leaves Future Vegeta shocked and upset due in part to the fact that he will never get a chance to defeat his rival in battle.
Six months later, on May 12th, Age 767, the Androids attack and Future Vegeta is the second Z Fighter to be killed by them. In the TV special, Vegeta is shown receiving a hard kick to the stomach by Future Android 17, and in the episode "Ghosts from Tomorrow" it is shown during a flashback that he dies after being struck by 17's Photon Flash while stuck in the ground after receiving a brutal attack. In both instances, he retains his Super Saiyan power and abilities. After his death, the Androids proceed to kill the rest of the Z Fighters except for Future Gohan and Future Trunks (Future Vegeta's only son). Because of Future Piccolo's death (and the consequent death of Future Kami), the Dragon Balls vanish permanently, rendering the deaths of Future Vegeta and the other future Z Fighters irreversible.
Future Vegeta was 35 years old when he was killed by the Androids.
Dragon Ball Super
Despite not appearing in this series, his spirit was erased when Future Zen-Oh wiped out all existence to end Fusion Zamasu's reign of terror. His spirit still continues to exist in the new timeline Whis created, but cannot be revived because the Earth's Dragon Balls are still inert due to Future Piccolo's death. However, it is possible for Future Trunks to revive his fallen friends with the Super Dragon Balls, but he never does so, because both Future Trunks and his mother never knew of the existence of those Dragon Balls, so she never invented a new Dragon Radar. Alternatively if New Namek and the Namekians still exist in the new timeline created by Whis, then they could use the Namekian Dragon Balls which the Future Namekians would surely allow. Another possibility is they could have Future Dende restore the Earth's Dragon Balls like in the main timeline, however both of these scenarios would require Future Bulma and Future Trunks to travel to New Namek.
Future Vegeta was about the same power level as his present timeline counterpart. However, by the time the Androids arrived, Future Vegeta was weaker than his present counterpart, due to being unaware of, and therefore not training in preperation for, the Androids. This lack of foreknowledge proved his downfall, as he was easily taken out by a heavy blow from Future 17, followed by a Photon Flash. Because his life is cut short, Future Vegeta never masters the basic Super Saiyan form and is unable to ascend past its limits. In contrast, present Vegeta goes on to achieve higher grades and levels of Super Saiyan, including Super Saiyan 2 during the Majin Buu Saga, Super Saiyan 4, and Super Saiyan Blue in Dragon Ball GT and Dragon Ball Super, respectively.
Forms and transformations
Main article: Great Ape
Future Vegeta took this form during his battle with Future Goku, as noted by Cell in his retelling of how he obtained Vegeta's cells.
Main article: Super Saiyan
Like his alternate counterpart, sometime after the battle with Future King Cold and Future Frieza, Future Vegeta manages to transform into a Super Saiyan after undergoing various training.
Main article: Future Gogeta
Future Vegeta fuses with Future Goku to form Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta, who then faces Future Trunks during his one day on Earth in one of the scenarios in Budokai Tenkaichi.
In Dragon Ball Z: V.R.V.S., Future Vegeta appears in Future Trunks' ending, as Future Trunks' wish to Shenron is to bring him back to life.
- Japanese: Ryō Horikawa
- FUNimation dub: Christopher Sabat
- AB Groupe dub: Doug Rand
- French dub: Éric Legrand
- Italian dubs: Massimo De Ambrosis (original dub), Gianluca Iacono (2003 re-dub)
- In Future Trunks' flashback, he claimed that Future Vegeta was the first to die at the hands of Androids 17 and 18, and Future Piccolo was the second. However, in The History of Trunks, it is stated that Future Piccolo was the first to die and that Future Vegeta was the second.
- In a what-if in the video game Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2, Vegeta is the one who destroys the Androids and larval Cell.