Vegeta's Pride (宿命の超対決!!激突 悟空 VS ベジータ, Shukumei no Chotaiketsu!! Gekitotsu Goku Tai Bejīta) is the tenth episode of the Babidi Saga and the two hundred twenty-ninth overall episode in the original dubbed and the uncut Dragon Ball Z series. The episode first aired on June 15, 1994. Its original American air date was October 30, 2001.
Everyone is still in shock at what Majin Vegeta has done, all eyes are now on him. All the spectators now look to Mr. Satan to help. He dares Majin Vegeta to a fight, but then allows him to continue to fight Goku, knowing he has no chance of winning. Goku then realizes that Majin Vegeta had let Babidi take control of him, knowing he would gain more power if he did. Majin Vegeta then blows up another section of the arena, narrowly missing Bulma and the others. This enrages Goku and Goku transforms into a Super Saiyan.
Supreme Kai says that the fate of the universe is more important than a pointless battle between two pure-blooded Saiyans. In a fit of rage, Majin Vegeta explains that even though he is a Saiyan Prince and Goku is a low class Saiyan, Goku has surpassed him a number of times, and has even saved his life. Majin Vegeta says he wants this battle to finally crush Goku and regain his honor. Goku agrees to battle only if they were transported somewhere without innocent people.
"MEANINGLESS, HUH?! What do YOU know of meaningless!? Spend most of your life ruled by another, watch your race dwindle to a handful...and then tell me what has more meaning than your own strength! I have in me the blood of a Saiyan prince. He is nothing but a joke! Yet, I've had to watch him surpass me in strength...my destiny thrown to the wayside! He's...he's even saved my life as if I were a helpless child. He has stolen my honor. And his debts...must be paid!"
Supreme Kai steps in front of the two Saiyans and tries to prevent them from fighting. Goku warns him to get out of his way and Supreme Kai says "Goku, I'm afraid I have no choice." Goku replies "Neither do I." Goku's hand then faces the Supreme Kai and he charges a Ki Blast, shocking Supreme Kai, Gohan, and even Vegeta. Goku's Ki Blast is still charging and is ready to be fired. Disappointed at Goku for ignoring the real problem, Supreme Kai steps out of Goku's way. Goku's blast vanishes and he, realizing that the Supreme Kai really needs his help, apologizes when he says "I'm sorry Supreme Kai." Supreme Kai says "Yes. So am I." The two Saiyans are then taken to a Rocky Canyon similar looking to Gizard Wasteland.
Supreme Kai, knowing there is nothing he can do to stop the battle, decides to get to where the Sealed Ball is and try to destroy it, before the battle between Goku and Majin Vegeta gives Majin Buu enough energy to gain full strength. Babidi orders Majin Vegeta to kill Supreme Kai, but Majin Vegeta refuses saying that Babidi can take over his mind and body, but he can never control a Saiyan's pride. Goku gives Gohan a Senzu Bean that he saved two left after Gohan gave it to his girlfriend to heal earlier to use for his battles that are sure to follow. He also tells Gohan that he can control his rage just like he did when he fought against Cell and Gohan agrees.
Gohan and Supreme Kai go down to find Babidi and the Sealed Ball, leaving Goku and Majin Vegeta to both power up to Super Saiyan 2s. The episode ends, leaving the two characters on the verge of attacking one another.
Bruce Faulconer tracks
- "Frieza Begs" - When Babidi tries to command Vegeta to kill Supreme Kai.
- "Goku & Kai Standoff" - When Super Saiyan Goku threatens Shin.
- "Vegeta Powers Up" - When Majin Vegeta proceeds to blow up the tournament stadium with his Big Bang Attack.
- "Vegeta's Theme" - After Majin Vegeta destroyed the World Martial Arts Tournament Stadium.
- "Vegeta Knows His Son" - When Vegeta tells Goku to fight him.
- This episode picked up where "The Dark Prince Returns" had left off.
- It is possible that the place Babidi teleports Goku, Vegeta, Gohan, and Supreme Kai to is the same place where Goku and Vegeta fought their first battle.
- In this episode, Goku threatens to kill (and comes close to killing) the Supreme Kai. Had the Supreme Kai remained in his position, Goku may very well have decimated the Supreme Kai, effectively eliminating Beerus with him, long before the events of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods even takes place.
- When Majin Vegeta is talking to Super Saiyan Goku, Goku's halo is gone but reappears afterwards.