In the world of anime, there are few series that receive as much recognition and love as Dragon Ball. This Japanese manga and animation masterpiece has brought us unforgettable villains who have become valuable allies of Goku and the Z warriors.
Among these old opponents, Vegeta and Piccolo stand out as characters who underwent profound personal transformation after being defeated by Goku.
However, did you know that they have more in common than just being villains who turn to the good side?
Recently, an astute fan pointed out something that made the Dragon Ball community stir. Remember when Vegeta flashed his special smile in the Hyperbolic Mental Time Chamber during the Perfect Cell Saga in Dragon Ball Z?
Later, Piccolo did the same thing. The Namekian guy smiled at Gohan in Dragon Ball Super. The smiles of the two characters are so similar that it confuses fans and social networks are filled with conspiracy theories and memes.
While Vegeta’s smile is compared to that of a mischievous rabbit, Piccolo’s smile is described as “childishly excited”.
Some have even pointed out that despite their similar smiles, Vegeta and Piccolo’s motivations are fundamentally different. Vegeta is driven by pride and a desire to surpass Goku, while Piccolo has more altruistic aspirations. For example, wanting to help his Universe win the Tournament of Power.
Fans speculate that the similarities between the two characters may be intentional on Toei Animation’s part. Perhaps Piccolo’s smile was inspired by Dragon Ball, because Piccolo’s moment happened many years after Vegeta’s moment.
As for the future, fans are looking forward to the return of the Dragon Ball Super anime, but there’s currently no news on when that will happen. Meanwhile, the community is still fervently waiting for the next big reveal about the iconic characters Piccolo and Vegeta.