When he realizes he can't win, Vegeta sacrifices himself to kill Majin Buu, bidding an emotional farewell to Bulma and Trunks. It makes sense then that Vegeta would not want to fuse with Goku, but hearing that Buu himself has absorbed Bulma is enough to make Vegeta trade away his identity for life. He’s a grouch and allows himself to sulk most of the time, but it’s clear he does enjoy being with his family even if an amusement park setting isn’t for him. Sometime after the conflict with Majin Buu, Bulma tells Trunks that if her cosmetics don't work on her, she'll give them to Videl so that she could keep her face smooth as she gets older.
Bulma drives an ancient submarine out of the Pirate Cave once Goku got the Dragon Ball. It’s a small scene, but it helps contextualize their relationship better than in the manga where they just suddenly get together (albeit with surprisingly great chemistry.).
Most of the Z Fighters gather at Capsule Corp to discuss a strategy. Bulma attends the Intergalactic Martial Arts Tournament with baby Trunks to watch the Z Fighters compete in it with Chi-Chi also present and watching in the stands. It is implied that Turles was the one responsible for placing the Egg in the Capsule Corporation, which Chronoa reveals was a failed attempt by Towa to artificially replicate Tokitoki's Egg and that its placement inside the Capsule Corporation is what caused the time rift anomaly.
That’s an impressive feat all stemming from love. After getting new clothes, she is not feared by the townsfolk anymore with one shopper becoming angry at her for pulling such a stunt. Bulma then watches with the others as Tapion gets released. Seeing her husband badly injured makes Bulma panic. Though she is not a fighter, Bulma can be violent when angered and defend herself if need be.
In Toriyama's first draft of Dragon Ball, Bulma's design was significantly different giving her the appearance of a western girl. With Goku now being 18 years old and Bulma now 22, Bulma refers to him as handsome and almost takes a liking to him.
Beat is thrilled and Goku asks Yamcha and Bulma if they have any objections. When all the Z Fighters reunite, Bulma happily greets Vegeta, showing she forgives him for his earlier actions. This is contrasted in the manga as after Universe 7's victory in the Tournament of Power, and the return of Team Universe 7 back to Capsule Corp., Bulma is glad that everyone is safe and welcomes them back.
Lucifer introduces himself to Bulma and upon Lucifer handing Bulma tea, Bulma bears an attraction toward Lucifer due to his handsome look and kindly accepts his offer of tea. In a set of filler scenes that cover the period in between the arrival of Trunks and the androids saga, Bulma is shown behaving concernedly towards Vegeta, constantly worried about his welfare and him overworking himself, especially when he ends up blowing up the gravity chamber as a result of his carelessness. Just as Krillin was losing, Goku caught up and took him on.
Afterward, they eventually meet Turtle who is quite lost, and needs help getting back to the sea so they help bring him to the sea and as a result Turtle has a reward which he will bring back with him the next day so, Oolong, Goku, and Bulma spend the night on the beach. Bulma and the rest of the Dragon Team all have a laugh when the battle ends. ’s Tournament of Power during the Universe Survival arc.
She's then asked about her age by Krillin, but refuses to answer and tells Android 18 about the prizes in the bingo tournament, as well as giving cash instead if the prizes are too much trouble. When she sees that Goku is a child again, thanks to a wish made by Emperor Pilaf using the Black Star Dragon Balls, she reminds him of her first meeting with Goku from the Emperor Pilaf Saga. Upon returning to their own timeline, Bulma angrily yells at Beerus telling him about what they have witnessed in the future, putting the blame on him for everything they have experienced. Upon arriving, they look in shock as they see that the future didn't change at all.
Only later, she discovers that her underwear is gone and gets furious as Goku admits (after being explained what panties are) that he took them off. She later tries to reinvent the time machine without Beerus' knowledge and realizes she needs a specific mineral within Earth's core.
They then go to a forest to look for a ball when they are stopped by a bull demanding to have Bulma but Goku ends up fighting the bull who turns into a robot, and then a bat but when his five minutes are up, and he turns back into Oolong, the pig. Bulma notes Beat is one "weeeeeird kid" and Beat says he knows they're putting life and limb on the line to find those Dragon Balls and that to him their heroes exactly what he aspires to be. While travelling, Bulma cosies up to Yamcha who can barely keep his mind straight. She and the others watch as Goku and Vegeta return and Goku battles Frieza. Bulma who still has her Dragon Balls travels with Goku where they meet Pansy who was chased by Oolong. Bulma instead suggests that they simply ask Shenron the location of the Super Dragon Balls, and so Beerus has Vegeta collect the Dragon Balls. Her hairstyle was shoulder-length as a teenager. Bulma's appearance in the Tien Shinhan Saga. The 3 of them then tried hard to hold the vase in order to prevent Zamasu from escaping but to no avail as Zamasu gets out of the vase barely breathing. Vegeta shaves his moustache and Bulma compliments how handsome he looks but she deduces it's because Bulla told him how geeky it looked on him, which left him feeling crushed.
The gang got back on track to their last, one-star Dragon Ball which was in the possession of Emperor Pilaf who has the desire to use them to rule the world. Vegeta later admitted he is attracted to her because of her overbearing personality. Frieza blows up the Earth and Bulma despairs over the death of her family. Accessing the Battle Simulator in the Hero Colosseum will lead to a new minigame complete with its own story. Afterward, she takes Yamcha to her house and gets him cleaned up. Son Goku and His Friends Return!! Bulma would cheer Goku on as he entered the form and battled Beerus as Vegeta prevented her from saying things that Beerus would hear and possibly destroy them for. Goku has an idea and decides to throw the final ball in his possession into the moat and it eventually falls into the fissure where the other balls were at. She even attempted to get Frieza to wait for Goku, but when Frieza agreed to wait only ten seconds for Goku to appear, she lost her temper and called him a stingy jerk (and in the Funimation dub even said "Screw you!" Bulma is confused of Vegeta's strange behavior until Beerus reveals he is the God of Destruction and will blow the Earth up for any annoyances. Pokémon: 5 Mistakes Ash Made In The Anime That Still Haunt Him (& 5 Things He's Achieved Since), Dragon Ball: 10 Best Vegeta & Bulma Moments, Ranked, Dragon Ball: 5 Reasons Why Goku Is The Anime’s Best Hero (& 5 Why Vegeta Is The Real Hero), 5 Ways Dragon Ball Super Improves On The Original Anime (& 5 The Originals Did Better), Dragon Ball: 10 Moments Yamcha Doesn’t Get Enough Credit For, Dragon Ball: 10 What If Fights (That Only Happened In Video Games), 5 Characters Who Could Totally Be the U.A. Across all iterations of the series, Vegeta and Bulma may very well be Dragon Ball’s best couple. , Bulma seeing the signal on the Dragon Radar of Goku's Dragon Ball, Nine days later, she went to Mount Paozu to find the next Dragon Ball when she accidentally hit a young boy named Goku with her car.
After Goku finished getting the Dragon Balls, Bulma had to promise Master Roshi that she would stay at Kame House if he would train Yamcha. As they reached the continent, Bulma spots Frieza's soldiers and lands the ship. It only makes sense, then, that Dragon Ball GT would follow suit. After the year has passed in the middle of the Vegeta Saga, Bulma wears a blue shirt with a white collar and white edges on the sleeves as well as matching blue shorts with the edges on the bottom. Her abilities as an inventor even as a teenager was enough out do even the likes of Senbei Norimaki who had trouble figuring out how to fix the Dragon Radar she had created despite his own talent as an inventor. Bulma becomes disappointed at him for being gone for so long and not contacting her. After finding Trunks and Goten, Tekka returns to Bulma who offers to help Tekka master Flight by going through a Flying course she set up. Vegeta later admits to Goku that it's Bulma's feistiness that makes him attracted to her because Saiyans naturally prefer strong-willed women. Future Trunks reveals to Chronoa, Elder Kai, Tokitoki, and the two Future Warriors that Bulma created the figures using data she collected on a previous visit to Conton City. When everyone gets to the Red Ribbon Army Base to meet Goku, they are late only to find the Goku easily beat all of them. Bulma's part in the King Piccolo Saga began to emphasize her role as a scientist. As Vegeta returns home to Capsule Corporation, he is surprised to run into Bulma and Whis, who has just returned from the restaurant. It’s an interesting approach, one that did not necessarily pay off, but the first few episodes are quite charming. After having dinner, Bulma decides this time to come along to the future along with Trunks, Goku, and Vegeta as they need someone to pilot it when they head back home.