|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.
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.
- 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 • Theodosious • 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|
|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|