|Birthplace:||The Royal Palace, Planet Vegeta|
|Birth Power Level:||32|
|Maximum Power Level:||2170|
|Rank:||Prince of the Saiyans|
|Organizations:||Starchasers (support) (Age 778 - present)|
|Favorite Vehicle:||Space Pod|
|Family:||King Vegeta (father)|
Tarble (ターブル, Tāburu) is a Saiyan, and one of the few survivors of the Genocide of the Saiyans. He is the younger brother of Prince Vegeta, although he is not much of a warrior. Following the events of Dragon Ball: Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!!, he has been seen periodically visiting Earth, where his brother and most of the surviving Saiyans live at present.
History[edit | edit source]
In this story, Tarble was but a small baby. Because he had been born with such a low power level, King Vegeta had isolated Tarble from the rest of the royal palace. Vegeta barely even recognized Tarble when he went to see the prince in this story. Because of the impending conflict between King Vegeta and Frieza, King Vegeta thought it prudent to move Tarble to a safer place. So King Vegeta took Tarble to a pod takeoff area and then sent the baby off to an undocumented planet to save the boy in case Vegeta were to die in his upcoming struggle against Frieza.
In this story, Tarble was playing hide-and-seek with Gure's brother, Buto, when he found the space pod that had carried him to that planet. Peeking inside, Tarble was met with an AI who told him all about his species and his true family. The AI then played him a recording that his father King Vegeta had made for him years before. King Vegeta revealed in that recording that he sent Tarble to a distant planet because Tarble had been embarrassingly weak at birth. Tarble's brother, Prince Vegeta, was equally disgusted with him. This rejection hurt Tarble deeply, and even consolation from Gure's father, Ebio, did not lift him from misery.
Tarble then resolved to prove his father wrong by challenging the planet's most fearsome monster - the Nagamushi - to a fight. However, when he went to challenge it, the giant snake came shooting out of its lair in an attempt to eat Tarble. Tarble was forced to flee, screaming in terror and begging for his life. He eventually escaped the monster, though he was moderately hurt in the process. Alone in the forest, broken and in despair, Tarble then resolved to never be a bloodthirsty savage again so that he would not end up dead like his father.
At the start of this story, Tarble was taking a vacation with his wife Gure and her family. They were not able to enjoy their rest for long, as Abo and Kado and their Elite Force soon descended on the planet and began rampaging through nearby cities and killing hundreds of members of Gure's species.
Tarble started to formulate a plan to get Gure and her family to safety when a space ship landed right in front of him. Out came three Namekians - the warriors Maimas and Mushin and Grand Elder Moori. They told Tarble about Abo and Kado and asked him to help them fight off the evil brother duo. Tarble agreed, albeit a bit unwillingly, since he was not a warrior by nature. He then helped Maimas and Mushin take out all of Abo and Kado's soldiers, showing that he was fully capable of beating weak opponents.
Then, he and the Namekians tried to fight Abo and Kado, but they were quickly defeated. Tarble came up with the idea to draw Abo and Kado away from Gure's homeworld, to Earth, where his brother Vegeta would be able to kill the aliens. While Maimas and Mushin flew back to Moori to prepare Tarble's ship and program Earth's coordinates into it, Tarble stayed behind and stalled Abo and Kado. He broke their scouters and performed numerous sneak attacks. Then Gure appeared with two space pods prepped for take-off. Tarble was surprised, but happy, that his wife had decided to go with him. He defended her from Abo and Kado's attacks as they retreated until Mushin and Maimas appeared and attacked the brother duo, allowing Tarble and Gure to safely reach their space pods and fly off to Earth.
In this story, when Ledas reached Capsule Corp., the floating robot Frododobo R’but told him that Tarble had come to visit again. Ledas had been off in space during Tarble's last appearance, so he was eager to meet the prince. He mentioned that he had seen Tarble once when the prince had been a baby and was surprised to learn that he was still alive. The boy ran off to go find him.
When Ledas met Tarble, he was surprised at how short he was, and thought that the prince's voice reminded him of Lieme's voice. He, Tarble, and Vegeta were in the backyard of Capsule Corp. Ledas made Tarble try sushi, which the prince seemed to enjoy. Vegeta was rather annoyed as Ledas' flamboyant outfit of a fur cape of rose and tangerine as well as similarly-colored fur gloves and boots, not to mention his short black training pants and a fancy pair of fuchsia-rimmed sunglasses. Ledas told him that he had been gifted that outfit for saving Planet Ctaedi from space pirates. He refused to take it off. Tarble was confused as to why Ledas was a child, as he claimed to have met Tarble as a baby, but Ledas told him it was a long story and wasn't worth going into at that very second.
Ledas came up with the idea to have a sushi-eating contest between himself and Tarble, with Vegeta being the referee. Vegeta was none too pleased, but Ledas wouldn't take no for an answer. He ordered Dr. Brief's servants to fetch all of the sushi in Capsule Corp. for their contest. They soon returned with all of the sushi, placing it on tables for the Saiyans. Ledas threw Vegeta a whistle and instructed him on how to be a proper referee.
Then, the contest began. The two scarfed down as much sushi as they could as fast as they could. Many of the servants watched the contest, some rooting for Ledas, others rooting for Tarble, and one woman, who attempted to eat a five-pound burrito (and only managed to get about a pound in before vomiting all over those around her) held a sign showing her support for Matt Stonie. There was a little man with a mustache and sparkling suit wading through the crowd throwing confetti all around.
Eventually, Vegeta blew his whistle. Ledas was shocked to see that Tarble had finished his entire table of sushi. The boy had only managed to finish half of his. The crowd dispersed. Tarble was unsurprised with his victory, as he was an adult and thus had a bigger stomach. Ledas, stating that Vegeta must have the biggest stomach of them all (since Tarble was such a small man), wanted to see the prince duel against Kakarot in a sushi-eating contest. Ledas ran off to find Kakarot, Vegeta chasing him, while Tarble remained behind to eat the remainder of the boy's sushi. Once left alone, Tarble remarked to himself that Gure was beautiful and and that he wished for her to touch him with her probe.
Later that evening, Ledas and Tarble continued to eat sushi by a pier while drinking koicha-grade green tea. Tarble told Ledas that he could freely travel between Gure's homeworld and Earth, visiting Vegeta whenever he pleased, because Abo and Kado had been dealt with. He also revealed to Ledas that he wanted to return to Gure's homeworld soon, as Gure was getting homesick. Ledas did not like that talk. He wanted Tarble to come with him on the mission to hunt down Haimaru and Raimie, whom he mistakenly thought were Frieza's children.
The prince grew frightened at that, causing Ledas to rebuke him. He explained that he wasn't a warrior like Vegeta. The boy asked him to power up to his maximum so that he could see what he was dealing with. He calculated that Tarble's power level was between 3000 to 4000, which was how strong Ledas had been when he had been four years old. Even though Tarble was insanely weak, Ledas still invited him to come on the bounty hunting trip and wanted to introduce him to the rest of the Starchasers. He also chided Tarble for being such a coward and kicked him off the pier and into the water before running off.
That night, indulging in nostalgia, Ledas took a train out of the city. While he was on the second train platform, waiting for his next train, he was confronted by Vizzer. Vizzer told the boy that the Starchasers had located Haimaru and Raimie and were ready to set out whenever he wanted. He told the genetic specimen that they would be leaving in the morning and that a new member would be joining them for the trip. Vizzer flew off, promising to tell Linessi, Okinaro, and Naemi. A little bit later, Ledas once more thought of Tarble, thinking to himself that that prince had to have some purpose in life. Maybe it could be what Ledas had planned for him in the upcoming mission. If not, the boy knew he had just eaten half-a-ton of sushi for no reason.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Although this scene is not in Dragon Ball Z: The Forgotten, Ledas mentions in The Great Sushi-Eating Contest that he had once met baby Tarble on their homeworld of Planet Vegeta.
|Characters in Dragon Ball: Heart of the Dragon|
|Starchasers||Ledas • Linessi • Vizzer • Naemi • Okinaro • Theodosius • Beelzebub • Tarble (temporary member)|
|Starchasers (second generation)||Chari • Bulla • Rikyu • Android 11 • Android 12 • Olivien|
|Champions of Mrov||Cuber • Chaiva • Kailon • Yuki • Salhior • Aysuida|
|Planet Trade Organization||Icer|
|Planet Trade Organization Splinter Faction||Kuriza • Aranya • Kracchus • Pukcoläsic • Dhuak • Commander Lingon • Master Sapras|
|Zalama's Triumvirate||Audacci • The Benefactor • Majin Sesami|
|Telnauki Empire||Haimaru • Raimie • Admiral Nectarian • Empress Tliccu Nakki|
|Kingdom of Melirion||King Malus • Queen Veniderre • Prince Jari • Princess Aran • Prince Ryn|
|Cardinal's Team||Cardinal • E • G • Jia|
|Space Rabble||Nishi • Maimas • Mushin • Somen • Myaku|