This time I wanted to do this small analysis, since my younger brother adores Vegeta, like me, obviously he asks me about how I analyze that couple, he did not understand why they are together if both are so different, No matter that Akira Toriyama has matched them to change the course of history, I explained it to him as the conclusions of what I have seen and read from DBZ, since I do not want to harm my brother’s illusion and giving him an explanation of: “Akira Toriyama wanted it, do not ask me” also have to keep in mind that I take 18 years of difference with him. Without further preamble here is the analysis and I also want to share with you.
Bulma is a very intelligent girl, with a strong personality and a well defined character. Very interested in finding a boyfriend, but the true love she found in Vegeta. Although she always looked for a ‘blue prince’ and this made us think she was a dreamy teenager, she could prove, she is a strong and determined woman who is seeking for a special partner.
Since we met a sixteen-year-old Bulma venturing into the search for the dragon ball’s spheres, we realized she was no an ordinary personage, she was a brilliant scientific mind, caught in the body and ambitions of a romantic and dreamy girl, the princess of the capsule corporation. And like every princess, her greatest desire was to find the prince of her dreams.
She was a pretty girl who had practically everything in her life and somewhat generous proportions: Youth, freedom, intelligence, beauty and money; And although her suitors never missed, her standards were always high and superficial, never came for her that man with “something special”.
Halfway through her journey came a timid and rebellious thief named Yamsha, a handsome boy who wanted to meet women. The attraction between both arose in the first series, and although it was long and surely passionate, it always showed like a voluble and unstable relationship.
This girl turns 28, arrives at Kame House not wanting to give details about the subject “Yamcha” There have happened several years of a courtship that seems to be in decadence, so many years and not an engagement ring? Bulma tells Roshi that it’s over. Anyone would think that Bulma’s character ended up by being her own hangman in love…But was it really so ?. For me the problem was evident, Yamcha does not want compromises, and Trunks’ later statement made us understand it better – “It seems, Yamcha was very unfaithful to my mother -“
Then, the Saiyans arrive and Yamcha dies during the battle. To the poor Miss Brief, the world falls in spite of the infidelity of her ex-boyfriend. She shakes her hands and decides to undertake a new adventure for the dragon balls but this time on a more dangerous mission, Namekusei. But she does not take long to realize that she is not the only one behind the dragon balls two dangerous beings compete searching the same, Freezer and the saiyajin who had threatened the earth, Vegeta.
Once in that strange planet, A couple of short background scenes make us see she has overcome the dislike of young Yamcha, since we see how time passes with her crush, when she meets Zarbon she feels a crazy and immediate attraction towards him, At the same time she meets and sees, for first time, that saiyajin, who will steal her heart. An intimidating man who is capable of making her tremble with a single glance.
The first meeting was the most distant and antithetical to love at first sight. She was little less than a trembling and terrified rabbit while that threatening Vegeta was the protagonist of her nightmares.
Once Vegeta’s role played in favor of Krillin and Gohan, Bulma decides help him as another friend, giving him asylum along with the Namekuseins, probably in gratefulness for helping helping her friends, and just because he gave a useful suggestion to revive Goku and Krillin. She felt that guy had earned it.
“Hey you, short man” ” he said, small man?” If he had been someone else he would have killed him/her. Something that has always worked well for Bulma is her ease with men. The following weeks they have a lukewarm relationship. She does not do any more that to be a good hostess and hospitable with no trace of romance anywhere. In those days Vegeta probably spends the day training, not even changing his ragged clothes or his pierced armor.
And then they revive Yamcha, and along with him another opportunity by side of Bulma. What’s going on?, Yamcha is as usual once he lost his shyness towards women, he played to be a real lady-killer he even shows interest in Krillin’s girlfriend (Maron), he is the rebel thief who never wanted a life bound. So the relationship between Bulma and Yamcha ends definitely, but in friendly and gentle terms.
The girl does another change of look, to give herself a fresh air (In each new step of her life, Bulma used to change her look). And she begins to pay attention to that mysterious “converted villain” who spends most of day training.
In that moment, Vegeta is an individual who has lost everything: his planet, his pride, his way of life. Plunged into an existential crisis, his only goal in life is to train and defeat Goku.
It is when Bulma begins to notice the man under the assassin, a kind of challenge, something like “a delinquent whom she could rehabilitate” That proud, sullen, lonely grunt with sparkles of trickery, tenacity, and flashes of black humor for sure ended up amusing her He was special, had “something” she sought all her life, ironically it was the prince she had wanted to meet since she was 16 years old.
If she thought to “tame the indomitable”, there would be necessary to put determination, dedication and tolerance (much tolerance), unlike her ex boyfriend Vegeta was far from being a meek little lamb and gentleman who would tolerate her princess tantrums.
Dealing with Vegeta made her improve in various aspects of her personality, she stopped being the pampered and explosive girl we had met, in certain way she matured a lot in three years with Vegeta, which she matured emotionally in seven years together with Yamcha.
Bulma was no longer a trembling bunny. She had learned to dominate (and even control) the most unpredictable enemy they had ever meet, without realizing it, she was casting him into the group, now he was one of the warriors protecting the land.
At some point, it could be called “an informal romance” they had conceived a child. Maybe he (the child) was more a consecuence of mutual attraction between Bulma and Vegeta and not just love.
I think Bulma would have settled with few signs of fondness and affection, only behind the scenes Vegeta was able to give her. She knew, , who grew up without parents and was brought up to annihilate whatever was in front of her. she might not ask him any more, someone who grew up without parents and was educated to annihilate what was put in front of him. Also she was aware that man was to light years of being a romantic lover.
It was illusory to believe that Vegeta would be able to raise a child or play such a role. Now, as a first-time mother, Bulma decides to stay away from him. ” The fact, we have a child does not mean that I know where he is” “She says to Goku”. “If you come up with a scowl, Trunks will cry again,” She shouts at Vegeta “Vegeta, aggressively and selfish as ever” Sighs Bulma.
Throughout the season of Cell, Bulma appears more cold and indifferent to Vegeta, maybe she giving up on him, although they continue living together her attention is absolute towards the baby in her arms, from whom she never takes off.
But curiously Vegeta, without having planned it, forms ties with Trunks of the future. At first he is distant and rough, as the series progresses, he cares and even speaks to him as a father. The evidence of Vegeta’s fondness for Trunks is when he witnesses the death of his son, that Trunks’ scene on the floor provokes in Vegeta an unusual reaction of outburst of anger toward an enemy who (at that moment) He could not win. This encounter, at the end, it positive repercussions in the prince, it finished to soften him to the coldness he showed with Bulma and Trunks. From then the marriage is solid and warm. At this point in the series, there is an authentic love between Bulma and Vegeta.