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This article is about the episode. For the chapter of the same name, see Vegeta's Pride (manga chapter).

"It will take more than head games to stop me. You may have invaded my mind and my body... but there's one thing a Saiyan always keeps: his pride!"
Vegeta when Babidi tries to control his mind.

"Vegeta's Pride" (宿しゅくめいちょうたいけつ!! げきとつ くう VS ベジータ Shukumei no Chō-Taiketsu!! Gekitotsu Gokū Tai Bejīta, lit. "A Super Confrontation of Destiny!! The Clash of Goku vs Vegeta") 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. This episode first aired in Japan on June 15, 1994. Its original American airdate was October 30, 2001.



Majin Vegeta enjoying himself

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 tries to stop the fight, claiming that the fate of the universe is more important than a meaningless battle between two pure-blooded Saiyans. Insulted by the Kai's choice of words, Majin Vegeta angrily explains that despite him being the Saiyan Prince and Goku being a mere low-class "joke", Goku has surpassed him a number of times, and has even saved his life, which Majin Vegeta sees as an unforgivable affront to his honor. Majin Vegeta says he wants this battle to finally crush Goku and regain his honor. Seeing that Vegeta is set in his ways, Goku agrees to battle, demanding to Babidi that they are to be transported somewhere without innocent people.

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Goku raising his hand to the Supreme Kai

Supreme Kai steps in front of the two Saiyans and tries to prevent them from fighting. Goku warns him to not interfere. Neither Shin nor Goku have a choice in their ways, as Goku's hand then faces the Kai and he charges a Ki Blast, shocking the 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 gives up, stepping out of Goku's way. Goku's blast vanishes and he, realizing that the Supreme Kai really needs his help, expresses remorse at this turn of events. As Goku and Shin apologize to each other, the two Saiyans are then taken to a Rocky Canyon similar looking to Gizard Wasteland.

Preparing to Fight

Goku and Vegeta as they prepare to engage in combat

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 he only wants to fight Goku and no one else. Despite Babidi angrily demanding Vegeta to carry out his orders, the Saiyan prince still refuses, saying that even though the wizard can take over his mind and body, he can never control a Saiyan's pride, and with an explosive burst of energy, Vegeta ejects Babidi away from the crystal ball. Goku gives Gohan a Senzu Bean, explaining that he saved two beans after Gohan gave one to Videl 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.

Major Events[]

  • Vegeta kills even more innocent people at the stadium.
  • Goku and Vegeta are transported to the rocky canyons to battle each other.






Bruce Faulconer tracks[]

  • "Panic" - When the attendants escape from the World Martial Arts Tournament arena while Majin Vegeta is wreaking havoc there.
  • "Flute and Strings" - When Mr. Satan freaks out at the damage Majin Vegeta caused at the World Martial Arts Tournament.
  • "Vegeta Knows His Son" - When, at the World Martial Arts Tournament, Majin Vegeta says to Goku he will fight him unless he wants more bodies to pile up.
  • "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.
  • "Goku & Kai Standoff" - When Super Saiyan Goku threatens Shin.
  • "Majin Theme" - When Babidi teleports the Z Fighters away from the World Martial Arts Tournament.
  • "Frieza Begs" - When Babidi tries to command Vegeta to kill Supreme Kai.
  • "Cell at Carnival" - When Goku gives Gohan a Senzu Bean before the latter enters the next level of Babidi's spaceship with Shin.
  • "Vegeta Knows His Son" - When Goku and Majin Vegeta prepare their fight after Gohan and Shin entered the next level of Babidi's spaceship.
  • "Hyperbolic Time Chamber" - At the end of the episode when Goku and Majin Vegeta prepare to fight (before the Intro To Finale and Closing Music).

Differences from the manga[]

  • Goten and Trunks talking about how Gohan, Vegeta and Goku are doing against the monster is exclusive to the anime.
  • Mr. Satan shouts at Vegeta to stop what he's doing after the crowd urge their hero to save them. This doesn't happen in the manga.


  • 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.
  • When Majin Vegeta is talking to Super Saiyan Goku, Goku's halo disappears, although it reappears afterwards.


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