10 Anime Protagonists Who Are Weaker Than Vegeta

Few anime or manga franchises can sustain their popularity for more than two decades, but Dragon Ball managed to do just that. The series primarily focuses on Goku, a Sayain who defends Earth against myriad threats. Goku may be the main character, but it’s safe to say that Vegeta is the best-written character in the series.

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It’s true that Vegeta will probably never outgrow certain characters, but that doesn’t mean Prince Sayain is weak. He is one of the strongest warriors in his universe, and now that he has reached his new Ultra Ego form, his strength is somewhat on par with that of a God. Vegeta may not be as strong as Goku, but he’s still stronger than several other anime protagonists.

dix Ichigo’s powers are minor compared to Vegeta’s (Bleach)


Ichigo Kurosaki stares straight ahead

Ichigo Kurosaki possesses Soul Reaper, Hollow, and Quincy powers. This combination makes him one of Bleach’the strongest characters. His strongest attack is the Getsuga Tenshō, which condenses and unleashes his spiritual power into a powerful and destructive blast.

He can also combine his Getsuga with a Gran Rey Cero from Hollow, and his Quincy Blut greatly improves his body durability. Even with all of his abilities, Ichigo cannot destroy the entire planet on his own. Vegeta, on the other hand, was capable of such feats before gaining his Super Saiyan form.

9 Devil Fruit and Luffy’s Haki are nothing compared to Vegeta’s power (One Piece)


Luffy during the Onigashima Raid in One Piece

Monkey D. Luffy is undoubtedly the bravest member of the Straw Hats. He ate the Gum-Gum Fruit, which gave his body the properties of rubber, and he can use it to stretch himself and unleash a barrage of high-speed attacks. His mastery of Haki now allows him to dodge most attacks with relative ease.

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He can also use Haki to harden his body, and this hardening also boosts his offensive power. His advanced Conqueror Haki gives him even more offensive and defensive power. Luffy may be tough, but Vegeta is much tougher, in fact, there’s a good chance none of Luffy’s attacks will even scratch the Saiyan Prince.

8 Tanjiro is a good demon slayer, but he’s still human (demon slayer)


Tanjiro fights Rui in Demon Slayer

Tanjiro Kamado is arguably one of the fastest Demon Slayers in the world, and during his journey he has become familiar with Water Breathing and Sun Breathing. Thanks to these fighting styles, Tanjiro can take on some pretty strong demons, but he usually comes out of these fights badly injured.

At the end of the day, Tanjiro is still an ordinary human with a relatively fragile body, while Vegeta’s body is so tough that Tanjiro’s sword would likely shatter if it ever touched his skin. Vegeta would also be able to destroy all of the demons in demon slayer with a well-placed punch or ki blow.

sept Even with Fire Dragon Slayer’s magic, Natsu’s strength isn’t even close to Vegeta’s (Fairy Tail)


Fairy Tail Natsu Dragneel

Natsu Dragneel is a mage who can use Fire Dragon Slayer Magic, and he is a Dragon Slayer who can enter the Dragon Force. He can unleash very powerful fire-based attacks, and the Dragon Force greatly increases his destructive power.

Zeref is Natsu’s older brother and Fairy tale’s main antagonist, and he is a dangerous mage who has been granted immortality and accelerated healing. Natsu struggled to fight his brother, but if Vegeta had been there, he would have ended the fight with a single attack, especially if he was in his Ultra Ego form.

6 Inuyasha’s strength comes from Tessaiga, but the sword is powerless against most Dragon Ball villains (Inuyasha)


Inuyasha smiled

Inuyasha may be half a demon, but he wields Tesseiga, which is one of the most powerful swords in all of anime. The sword was made from his father’s fang and is capable of killing 100 demons with its Wind Scar attack. He can even reflect demonic attacks back at his opponent with the sword’s Backlash Wave.

The sword may be strong, but it would be quite useless in the Dragon Ball universe since it cannot reflect ki attacks. More Dragon Ball characters, including Vegeta, could smash Tesseiga with one hand. Tesseiga can also break through demonic barriers, but such barriers would mean nothing to Vegeta.

5 Even at full power, Gon cannot face Vegeta’s opponent types (Hunter X Hunter)


Gon releases all his Nen in Hunter X Hunter

At the end of Hunter X Hunter, Gon has proven himself to be the strongest character on the show. Gon is an Enhancer, meaning he has impressive strength and recovery abilities, but he’s also capable of using Transmutation and Emission.

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In his ultimate form, Gon becomes an adult version of himself and he is able to use all the power he would ever have in his life. Doing this, however, comes at a high cost. In this form, Gon could essentially defeat any Nen user, but he would still be unable to defeat someone like Freiza or Broly.

4 Even with the power of the nine titans, Eren is much weaker than Vegeta (Attack On Titan)


Anime Attack on Titan Savagery Eren Cuts Hand

Eren Yeager swore to kill all Titans, but his focus has since changed to include the bulk of humanity’s destruction. He has the power of the Attack Titan and the Warhammer Titan, which grant him incredible offensive abilities. The Founding Titan allows him to control other Titans.

Even if Eren possessed the power of the 9 Titans, he still wouldn’t be close to Vegeta’s level. Piccolo is much weaker than Vegeta, and even he can annihilate any Titan and Titan Shifter attacking him. Eren can also be eaten by a Titan, while Vegeta would instantly knock out any Titan’s teeth.

3 Edward Elric’s alchemy is nowhere near as powerful as Ki (Fullmetal Alchemist)


Ed creating a weapon with alchemy

Edward Elric was one of the finest alchemists alive, but he sacrificed his ability to use alchemy to retrieve his little brother’s body. Alchemy allowed Ed to do a number of things, including crafting weapons. He could also manipulate the terrain.

Ed’s alchemy can be useful, but it would be a completely ineffective weapon in the Dragon Ball universe. He couldn’t hurt anyone with his alchemy, and any defensive structures or restraints would be useless. He was struggling to deal with Father and his Homunculi, but Vegeta could have destroyed them all with his Final Flash.

2 Naruto may be a god ninja, but Vegeta’s power is comparable to true gods (Naruto)


Naruto's Perfected Kyubi Mode

Naruto experienced a lot of pain growing up, but his life also had a number of upsides. He was the Jinchūriki of the Kyūbi, and when the pair became true partners, he had access to an almost limitless amount of powerful chakra.

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Naruto has perfected Sage Mode, and he is able to use every main chakra nature with his Rasengan mark and shadow clones. Naruto had his hands full with Pain, Madara, Kaguya, and Isshiki, but Vegeta would have decimated them all since they can’t absorb ki. More importantly, none of them can match the god-level power of their Ultra Ego form.

1 One For All can make Izuku Midoriya super strong, but he’s still unable to destroy the planet with a single attack (My Hero Academia)


Capot complet Izuku Midoriya

Izuku Midoriya was Quirkless for most of his life, but that all changed when All Might named him his successor. In doing so, Midoriya inherited the One For All Quirk, which grants him superhuman strength, speed, stamina, stamina, and reflexes.

Izuku had a number of great fights, but none of them came easy, even with the help of former One For All users. Almost everyone in my hero academia possesses a Quirk, and very few can resist One For All’s power. Izuku’s Quirk may make him look like a god, but that’s nothing compared to Vegeta’s current strength, which rivals that of the True Gods.

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