This is the Dragon Ball protagonist that Akira Toriyama likes the least
Celebrated mangaka Akira Toriyama spoke without restraint about his characters and designs and revealed which one he likes the least. And it’s one of the main heroes!
Dragon Ball arouses passions among millions of fans around the world and Akira Toriyama, its creator, is no stranger to the global phenomenon that his work became decades ago. So much so, that the famous mangaka is not shy about sharing his tastes with fans, revealing countless curiosities about Goku, Vegeta, and company. To the point of revealing which character is his least favorite. And we are not talking about any secondary character, no. For Akira Toriyama, the character that he’s got the least sympathy for in Dragon Ball is none more and none less than Vegeta, practically the co-star of the series along with Goku, especially in the recent arcs of Dragon Ball Super.
Vegeta in Toriyama’s crosshairs
These words may catch more than one Dragon Ball fan off guard, although Toriyama did make a fair argument and even contributed something positive to the figure of the Saiyan prince. This was stated by Toriyama some time ago (as reported by ComicBook.com), also adding the character that he likes the best of all those he has created for the manga: “Out of all the enemies, Piccolo Daimaō is the one I like most, and even after that I like Piccolo the most. I like Piccolo about the same as I like Goku... With Vegeta, well, I don’t like him all that much, but he was extremely helpful to have around.”
Thus, Toriyama acknowledges that he doesn’t really like Vegeta very much, although he points out that he’s always good to have around since he is a super-powerful character who has saved Goku and the other heroes on many occasions. Let’s remember that his debut in Dragon Ball Z was as quite a villain and after being defeated with his first face-to-face with Goku, and the events of Namek, little by little Vegeta won the hearts of the Dragon Ball protagonists to treat him as one of the family. Literally, since he married Bulma.
The choice of Piccolo as his favorite is something that we already knew from long ago and that Toriyama himself is always in charge of reminding fans when they ask him about the subject. And not in vain, as he is one of the main protagonists of the Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero film next to Gohan, another one of his favorites.