It's the implication that "I have to keep my promise to that kid! I will win for my student I don't even particularly like!!" is more important to Vegeta than "If I lose, then my newborn daughter will cease to exist! Like hell I'll let that happen!!" that bothers me so much. There was no mention of his family in the Tournament of Power, so the implication is that they're lower down on his priority list than Cabba; it completely undoes the character development he went through during the Zero Mortals Plan, in which he consented to merge with his rival Kakarotto only because Future Trunks told him of how Future Bulma wanted to see him even more than she wanted to escape Black and that, had she lived, she would have come with Trunks just so she could see Vegeta again. In addition to that, he declared in both the manga and the anime that he wasn't just fighting to defeat Black after a humiliating loss but to save his son's future; he was finally fighting for more than just himself again (like when he sacrificed himself against Boo and when he went ballistic on Beerus) and his family had become more important to him than ever before, with saving his son's future, learning of his future wife's desire to see him, and then the birth of his daughter.Kinokima wrote:Why would Vegeta forgot about his family because he thinks of Cabba too? Forming new relationships is something positive. And Cabba and Vegeta was built up in previous episodes. I mean this is the series that had Kuririn fall in love with 18 after she kissed him once. But Vegeta caring about Cabba a Saiyajin kid who sees him as a mentor is too much for some people? Yeah it was definitely fast development but it’s par for the course with DB. It’s not like the relationship wasn’t built up at all.
No one else is barely thinking of their family either. But only Vegeta gets ragged on for this. I know there was that nice scene between Kuririn and 18 but that’s because they are both here together.
And another important thing is Vegeta’s wish is centered around Cabba. He has to actually win to obtain the Super Dragon Balls & wish Cabba and Co back. He doesn’t have to be the one to win to save his Universe. Acting like Vegeta doesn’t care about his family because he also cares about Cabba is missing the point. And quite frankly if U7 loses it’s not just his family that will be erased but Vegeta too. But I guess Vegeta doesn’t care about getting erased either by this logic.
Forming a new relationship with Cabba in addition to the relationship he already has with his family is not anywhere close to character regression. And yeah sure I wouldn’t complain if we got a sappy moment of Vegeta thinking of his family because I live for those moments. But I also know Vegeta loves his family without that and it’s nice that he found someone else to care about in addition to his family.
As for Vegeta suddenly being too strong for some people. He trained with Whis and Beerus just like Goku throughout the series. As for preparations before the TOP it all happened in less than 2 days from what I can recall so Vegeta going into the ROSAT is more than most people did. I am fairly certain Vegeta won’t beat Jiren the main antagonist so you can all rest easy. But Vegeta having a chance against Toppo the second main antagonist when he has been the deuteragonist throughout Super is too much for some people?
The Tournament of Power thus far has thrown that development out the window and disregarded it. Considering there is only a handful of episodes remaining, that, unfortunately, probably won't change. I like Vegeta's mentor and student relationship with Cabba; it's the fact that it's portrayed as more important to him than his family all of a sudden that seems like terrible writing to me, given what was written up to that point.
With regard to Vegeta suddenly being so powerful and durable, what bothers me is that there was zero build-up to it. He was handed a new form for seemingly no other reason than "Vegeta really, really wants Cabba back, despite not really even liking him, because he's a Saiyajin." (Vegeta's never cared about other Saiyajin before; he thought of Raditz as dirt and even killed Nappa. He has pride in his heritage, but the actual people don't matter to him. He's developed so much since then and it's not infeasible for him to care about another member of his race now, but for that to take precedence over his family right after they were established to be his new motivation just doesn't sit right with me.) Other than vowing to keep his promise to Cabba, Vegeta didn't really have a story arc or any character development to speak of. The amazing stuff that's happening to Vegeta, for that reason, just...doesn't feel deserved to me at all; it feels like he's getting it because he's Vegeta, so sit down, everyone else; this isn't your show. Know what I mean?