Tarble is the younger brother of Vegeta and is the son of King Vegeta who exiled him to a remote planet because he lacked the aggression and fighting ability needed to be a Saiyan warrior thus classifying him as a low-class warrior. During his time on the remote planet he met a peculiar alien named Gure who later becomes his wife, Tarble's personality is gentle compared to that of the average Saiyan who is ruthless and cruel. Two years after the defeat of Kid Buu, Tarble fled to Earth accompanied by his wife Gure, Tarble travels to Earth searching for Vegeta's help in defeating two former henchmen of Frieza, Abo and Kado who Tarble claims have become as powerful as Frieza himself and have been terrorizing his home, when Tarble told Vegeta about Abo and Kado, Goku volunteered to help however Tarble using his scouter told Goku he is not strong enough until Vegeta scolded him for relying on his scouter and said that power levels can change instantly as Goku demonstrated by powering up and transforming into a Super Saiyan causing Tarble's scouter to break after reaidng Goku's power level again. After the defeat of Abo and Kado, Tarble is seen with the rest of the Z Fighters in the bufet however he doesn't eat as much as Goku, Gohan or Vegeta. Tarble's physique makes him look like a teen-aged person however when his father died Vegeta was five years old, Tarble can be no more than five years younger than Vegeta and this puts Tarble's age at somewhere in his late 30's at the time of his appearance, Vegeta gained two extra years in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber which makes Vegeta 46 and Tarble 39 years old.