What are you talking about? Vegeta has had the biggest character growth since the end of Z in the last few episodes. He finally chose to stop chasing Goku. At the end of Z he admitted Goku was number one, but that never meant that he would be giving up on trying to match him. At the end of Z he wanted to fight him again badly to show who was the strongest; the rivalry was still there at the very last scene of Z, so people complaining that it "feels forced now" are complaining about something that has always existed.Doctor. wrote:I dislike the change because Vegeta's arc ended back in Z and they haven't done anything new with the character that warrants the huge amount of screen-time that he's been getting. He's boring now, incredibly enough. I don't mind the change too much though, since I never liked Gohan to begin with, but Super, in the time period they chose, would have been better off as Goku's story.
But when Vegeta reached that level 2 SSJBlue mode, he said it himself: "Kakarot can keep his UI, I'll defeat you in my own way." (I'm paraphrashing, I don't recall exact quote). This was him coming to the realization that he should stop trying to follow in Goku's footsteps, and stop getting the same powerups Goku has been getting. And instead he should forge his own path to try to match Goku on his own way, his own method. He saw how strong UI made Goku, but instead of going "Dammit, now I need to reach THAT form to catch up to him" he said "Fuck it,fuck chasing Kakarot's powerups, I'll do my own thing."
At the end of the first DBS arc, Vegeta wanted SSJ God to catch up to Goku.
At the end of DBS's final arc, Vegeta has decided to forge his own path.
If that's not the next proper step of character development for a one dimensional shounen character, then I don't know what the hell you people want. This isn't Citizen Kane, it's DragonBall for christ's sake, this is as good as it's gonna get.