DomoArigatoMrPopo wrote:Not to derail the thread or anything, but is it considered weird at all that Goku would end up befriending Vegeta after his atrocities, yet be completely unforgiving of Raditz?
Is it a case of Raditz actually being evil, while Vegeta was just a victim of circumstance? Does it have something to do with each Saiyan's potential for love and goodness?
Outside of the hereditary royal bloodline, there didn't seem to be much familial bonding on Planet Vegeta, and even though it wasn't the best example of a father/son relationship, I feel like Prince Vegeta did love and respect his father, even if pride and social custom ensured he didn't exactly show it in a human way. He also wanted some kind of justice by overthrowing Freeza, even if he was clouded by anger and rage and his own instilled destructive tendencies.
Raditz on the other hand had no qualms about killing his own brother and kidnapping Gohan to be another Saiyan warrior in the employ of Freeza. Is this capacity and lust for evil and lack of goodness, the reason he was never resurrected and given a second chance?
Nah, nah, nah, Vegeta was obviously much more evil than Raditz, or any show saiyan, for this sake (except Broly, but even that was better in his base form). As for why Goku didn't forgive him, or something, because he most likely forgot about him, and Raditz never redeemed himself in his eyes. You may say that Goku is a hypocrite for hanging out with Vegeta, but never ressurrecting his own brother... But, well, thing are as they are.
What about Raditz - he hesitated a lot of times to kill Goku and asked him to join him. Vegeta just arrived, didn't give a damn about Nappa wanting to wish back their dead comrade, who was one of the last saiyans to remain as well, and moreover killed by his own hands
that said last comrade. Vegeta was really much more evil than Raditz or Nappa in my opinion.