7 Biggest Differences Spotted Between Gogeta And Vegito

Gogeta and Vegito are two powerful characters from the Japanese "Dragon Ball" manga. If you're a fan of "Dragon Ball," you'll be familiar with their endless arguments. Who is more powerful? How did they come about?

Find out more about both characters in this objective comparison. You'll see how subtle differences, such as the strand of hair standing apart on Gogeta's hair, may have been overlooked, signal more in-depth details of both characters. Enjoy!

Image credits: Toei Animation/Dragon Ball (YouTube/MoodZi)

Image credits: Toei Animation/Dragon Ball (YouTube/MoodZi)

Image credits: Toei Animation/Dragon Ball (YouTube/MoodZi)

NAME

There are so many contentions as to the correct versions of their names. First, it is essential to know that Gogeta and Vegito are a fusion of two characters: Vegeta and Goku.

In Gogeta's case, it is more explicit. Gogeta is a product of ‘Go’ku and Ve‘geta.’ Vegito's name is slightly more complicated as the same principle can't be used in his case.

Image credits: Toei Animation/Dragon Ball (YouTube/MoodZi)

Image credits: Toei Animation/Dragon Ball (YouTube/MoodZi)

Image credits: Toei Animation/Dragon Ball (YouTube/MoodZi)

The combination of ‘Goku’ and ‘Vegeta’ does not translate into ‘Vegito.’ The proper rendering of Vegito is Vegetto, and in Japanese, it is 'Bejita,' so let's work with that first.

Vegito is the result of merging ‘Beji’ta and Kakarat‘to.’ When you do that, you get Bejito. When you translate Bejito into English, it becomes Vegito.

Image credits: Toei Animation/Dragon Ball (YouTube/MoodZi)

Image credits: Toei Animation/Dragon Ball (YouTube/MoodZi)

Image credits: Toei Animation/Dragon Ball (YouTube/MoodZi)

FUSION METHOD

The method of fusion is the most fundamental difference between both characters. Gogeta is a result of a method known as "the fusion dance."

It was discovered by Goku when he was with the Metamorans. On the other hand, Vegito is formed by using the powerful "potara fusion earrings."

Image credits: Toei Animation/Dragon Ball (YouTube/MoodZi)

Image credits: Toei Animation/Dragon Ball (YouTube/MoodZi)

Image credits: Toei Animation/Dragon Ball (YouTube/MoodZi)

The fusion dance is performed with a specific pose by two different heroes. The pose must be perfectly symmetrical, and the characters must be evenly matched in strength and size for it to work.

If not, the result would be an obese or skinny person with feeble powers. If it works right, the result is a character several times more potent than the combined individual strength of both fused fighters.

In Vegito's case, the "potara fusion earrings" are used. They require no stringent principles for use like "the fusion dance." 

Each earring has to be worn on opposite ears of any two fighters. Once that happens, their bodies merge into one and result in an all too powerful character as Vegito.

Image credits: Toei Animation/Dragon Ball (YouTube/MoodZi)

Image credits: Toei Animation/Dragon Ball (YouTube/MoodZi)

Image credits: Toei Animation/Dragon Ball (YouTube/MoodZi)

POWER

It is generally agreed that Vegito is more dominant than Gogeta. Since this power results from the fusion, it's probably more accurate to say the "potara fusion" is stronger than the "fusion dance," it is also easier to perform. 

"The potara fusion" produces stronger characters because it is not based on individual power levels. With "potara fusion," unequally matched characters can be fused perfectly, but this isn't possible with the "fusion dance."

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Image credits: Toei Animation/Dragon Ball (YouTube/MoodZi)

Image credits: Toei Animation/Dragon Ball (YouTube/MoodZi)

Therefore, the "fusion dance" tends to cut down on power level, meaning if both fighters are not of equal strength, the stronger one will cut down on his strength.

That is the main reason Goku had wanted to be fused with either Dende or Mr. Satan using the "potara fusion." He wouldn't have had to cut down on his powers.

FUSION LENGTH

Usually, "the fusion dance" lasts up to 30 minutes. However, we have seen instances where this is lower (even to 5 minutes). While 30 minutes is held as the standard, the length is based on the fighter's strength.

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Image credits: Toei Animation/Dragon Ball (YouTube/MoodZi)

Image credits: Toei Animation/Dragon Ball (YouTube/MoodZi)

Unlike "the fusion dance," "potara fusion" seems to have no limits. "The potara fusion" cannot be broken by time alone. It takes some form of magic to end it.

APPEARANCE

If you observe their appearances very well, you will notice some differences. Gogeta's face is a perfect combination of Vegeta and Goku, each half of his face bearing each fighter's look.

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Image credits: Toei Animation/Dragon Ball (YouTube/MoodZi)

Image credits: Toei Animation/Dragon Ball (YouTube/MoodZi)

Unlike that perfect split, Vegito looks more like Vegeta than Goku. His body shape is from Goku, but the hair color (dark reddish-brown) and other features, style, and choice of color are from Vegeta.

Read More: Dragon Ball: 10 Best (And 5 Worst) Transformations, Ranked

VOICE

The reason Vegito takes on more of Vegeta's looks is that personality is a result of the method of fusion. "The fusion dance" is based on perfect equality, hence the perfect split in Gogeta.

But, since inequality does not matter in "the potara fusion," the resulting character takes on the features of the dominant character.

Because Vegeta is more dominant, Vegito's personality and voice are more like Vegeta than Goku. Gogeta, however, sounds more like Goku than Vegeta.

Image credits: Toei Animation/Dragon Ball (YouTube/MoodZi)

Image credits: Toei Animation/Dragon Ball (YouTube/MoodZi)

Image credits: Toei Animation/Dragon Ball (YouTube/MoodZi)

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CANON OR NON-CANON?

A canon character is part of the actual cartoon series. Vegito is defined as canon, while Gogeta is non-canon. Gogeta is non-canon because he is a movie character.

That means, unlike Vegito, who features in the original manga series, Gogeta does not appear in the actual timeline of events.

Image credits: Toei Animation/Dragon Ball (YouTube/MoodZi)

Image credits: Toei Animation/Dragon Ball (YouTube/MoodZi)

Image credits: Toei Animation/Dragon Ball (YouTube/MoodZi)

It's interesting to find out how two of your favorite manga heroes are different. Both Gogeta and Vegito are lovely characters and have left us all thrilled whenever we watch the series.

Which of them do you think is more powerful? Or better still, which of them do you love most?

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