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Old 03-11-2009, 09:32 AM   #1
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Default Why is Vegeta short?

I don't know if this question was ever asked before. But why do you suppose that is? Most saiyans are pretty tall. Even King vegeta was tall. So why do you suppose Vegeta is a shrimp? You thnk maybe his mother is secretly not a saiyan?
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Old 03-11-2009, 10:31 AM   #2
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We all know that King Vegeta was a Saiyan. As far as his height, he probably was medium-tall or his mother shorter. But we don't know about Vegeta's mother because there is no information on her. Usually, when a child takes after his/her parents height, it's either tall, short or in-between(meaning the child may grow to being medium-height status). Maybe this is the case with Vegeta.
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He was denied adequate vegetables by Frieza, and thus grew up lacking in the height department. This fueled his inferiority complex and need to become super saiyan, to make up for all of the snickering he had to endure from his taller alien counterparts.
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Old 03-11-2009, 12:33 PM   #4
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I always thought that you know... He was just a smaller dude.
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Old 03-11-2009, 01:08 PM   #5
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Because a small dude kicking ass is far more pleasing.
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Old 03-11-2009, 01:18 PM   #6
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Lets look at this from a character design standpoint. You've got Goku & Yamcha who're around your average sized. Tien & Piccolo who're a little above that. Then you have characters like Krillin & Chiautzu who're tiny... With characters like Ox King & Napa who're huge.

Having someone like Vegeta who plays such a unique and important role throughout the story would make sense to throw him into a different size bracket than Goku. Making him huge would defeat the symbolism of Goku constantly being the stronger fighter, and making him Krillin's size would be too comical.

Vegeta being the way he was a perfect choice. Also, if his father was King... He could prolly have any b**** he wanted, so Burter's sister would likely be outa' the question.
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Old 03-11-2009, 07:41 PM   #7
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Well Toriyama is a big fan of the concept of never judging a book by its cover. Thats why so many of the more powerful series villains are small in stature (Vegeta, Freeza's 1st & final forms , Kid Buu, etc). Hell even Goku's only 5'7".
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Kid Buu's one of my favorite characters.

Goku seemed taller than 5.7, though...
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Old 04-18-2009, 02:46 AM   #9
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But he wasn't, Toriyama stated that Goku stood at 5'7 & Vegeta stood at 5'4. Also, I imagine they are on the short side for the same reason they look alike: A very, very poor gene pool.
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Old 04-18-2009, 03:00 AM   #10
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Next question:
Why do most DBZ fans over analyze every detail of the series?
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Old 04-18-2009, 03:11 AM   #11
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Size does not matter lol.
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Old 04-18-2009, 04:46 AM   #12
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Because we went over the non-details already.
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Old 04-20-2009, 02:33 AM   #13
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It's fun to over-analyze at times, gives us that much more to discuss. Don't like it? Leave.
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Old 04-20-2009, 07:53 AM   #14
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even though he is short he is a great warrior.....

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i think it's just a human thing..... every1 is interested 2 Analise things and find the faults....lol

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Old 04-20-2009, 09:48 PM   #15
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Parents don't always determine height in their kids.
For example, my mom is short-ish (Mid 5' range) and my dad is a bit above average (about 5'11-6'1) and yet im about 6'4.

and on that "little people big world" show, both parents are "little" people, and yet they have like 2 or so "normal" height kids.

I'd say height is just kinda random, and Vegeta just happened to end up being small lol...
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Old 04-21-2009, 02:08 AM   #16
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Vegeta is short to make up for his inflated pride.
That's pretty much how I understood his design.
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Old 04-21-2009, 02:58 AM   #17
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Parents don't always determine height in their kids.
For example, my mom is short-ish (Mid 5' range) and my dad is a bit above average (about 5'11-6'1) and yet im about 6'4.

and on that "little people big world" show, both parents are "little" people, and yet they have like 2 or so "normal" height kids.

I'd say height is just kinda random, and Vegeta just happened to end up being small lol...
That's pretty much how it is, it's a genetic thing more than anything else. Sometime you end up shorter, sometimes you end up taller, Vegeta happens to be one of the short people.

And I definitely agree with Kopaka about Vegeta being short showing how smaller people can have such inflated egos. Could be the very reason why Toriyama made him that size.
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his miniscule hieght also prevents him from going above ss2 legitly
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Some people are shorter. For my reference I source life.
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Old 04-25-2009, 10:52 PM   #20
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he never rwally seemed short to me. maybe he just IS.

also, i did read somewhere that toriyama makes the stronger people shorter on purpose. think of nappa. vegeta killed him easily.
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Old 04-27-2009, 06:01 AM   #21
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His mother was a Saibaman.
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Old 04-28-2009, 12:38 AM   #22
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his mom was probably short. im sure she was a saiyan though
idk funny gentics dude ive seen short ppl with both tall parents (Mendels law explains this)
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What kind of question is that? "why is vegeta short?" :/ Well Planet Vegeta had higher gravity than Earth so if Vegeta had grown up on Earth he may have been taller. Or if Goku had grown up on planet Vegeta he may have been shorter. But why Vegeta is short....we will never know...
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He skipped basketball games?
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He was short because most of his height went to his hair.
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