Vegeta Nearly Crushes Goku
Perhaps one of the most iconic fights in all of Dragon Ball history took place between Goku and Vegeta who had taken on his Great Ape form. Vegeta almost always turns out to be a bit much for him to handle whenever they decide to duke it out, but this particular battle gave Vegeta a major opportunity to put an end to his nemesis for good. While in his Great Ape form, he managed to snatch his nemesis up and toy with his life. Vegeta playfully squeezed Goku’s body and it seemed to only be a matter of time before he gave the final squeeze that would have resulted in a rather gruesome death.
But, of course, that’s not how things played out. The Dragon Ball franchise has a whole lot of “friendship magic” sprinkled in and that’s what saves Goku here. Gohan, Krillin, and Yajirobe make the right moves at just the right time by removing Vegeta’s tail and forcing him out of his Great Ape form. Goku might not be the strongest Saiyan in all the land but when you have a crew that always shows up just in time, you don’t really need to be.