Goku's way of parenting has been a reoccurring pun in the whole series. Fans all over the world know how the Earth Saiyan is just plain bad at being a family man. When it comes to his rivalry with #Vegeta, Goku is always ahead of him in all aspects. But with parenting, Vegeta is your man. And "Dragon Ball" creator #Akira Toriyama agrees on this. It turns out that even if Vegeta prides himself as the #Prince of all Saiyans, Goku is more Saiyan than him.

The Saiyan race

The Saiyan race, as the anime and manga imply, is a great race of warriors who aren't afraid to die. Saiyans love battles more than anything in the world, and every deadly conflict only makes them stronger because of the Zenkai Boost.

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They will do anything to find powerful enemies and to become stronger.

Goku and Vegeta came from different [VIDEO]edges of Planet Vegeta. As a child, Vegeta was a prodigy with already high power levels. Vegeta is the Prince of all Saiyans and is a proud member of the Royal Family. Goku, on the other hand, is a son of a low-level Saiyan warrior. Bardock might be different from his comrades; he still possesses the typical traits of low-level Saiyan warriors.

So what is the relation of the Saiyan heritage to their parenting skills? Pretty huge. The great Akira Toriyama himself said that Goku and Vegeta's fatherhood was affected by their different upbringing and Saiyan characteristics.

The truth from Akira Toriyama

Well, we know the truth that Vegeta is a greater father than Goku. His Bulla and Bulma moments are cute and touching at the same time.

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We just need a reason why is it that Vegeta is the better father even though he's with Frieza through the majority of his youth.

Vegeta, whose pride had been deeply wounded, sought help from Bulma, and little by little, his ruthless personality changed. Nowadays, you certainly might be able to say that,” the creator told Shonen Jump during an interview about Bardock.

It just means that Vegeta is the most acquainted when it comes to life on Earth than the Earth-Saiyan Goku. Vegeta's father and son moment with King Vegeta also imprinted Vegeta's sense of being a father. When Goku watches over Gohan and Goten with more freedom, Vegeta is watching over Trunks closely to make sure Trunks will do his training properly.

Goku, on the other hand, doesn't have a familial sense. In fact, the concept of a familial bond is not common in the Saiyan race. Goku views his "family" as very close acquaintances, much like Krillin and Piccolo. He believes that Gohan, Goten, and Chi Chi are able to take care of their own. But when they are in trouble, Goku will risk his life to protect them.