Top 10 Dragon Ball Z Villains

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1
Frieza
He committed a freaking genocide against Namek! A GENOCIDE! On a KIDS show

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Frieza rocks. He is the only one who could fo destroyed Goku if it wasn't for the fact that he loved toying with him. Also he's the only villian who can breath without atmosphere, stand the lack of pressure in space and he can survive the most horrifing injuries.

His saga is also the longest and he can destroy planets in the blink of an eye. The fact that he is vile and evil makes him Gokus arch nemasis and also one of the coolest villians on T. V
Other than Vegeta, Frieza was the best written character in the series. He is powerful, ruthless and funny. It is amazing how his entire empire crumbles around him because of the ones he fears most.
[Newest]Frieza is a lot like the joker
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2Cell
Cell was everything a dbz villain should be. he was intellectually on par with the likes of gohan and piccolo, had the power and drive of goku, and the ruthlessness of frieza, the previous big bad of the series. cell's design is one of the most interesting designs in all of anime, his color palette along with his armor like skin spoke volumes in terms of originality, and his creation was basically a summary of all of the z warriors adventures. in a way, cell was a proper final villain of the show (even though he was not) and combined the best of all of dbz's villains and heroes cultivated into one final super being that the z warriors defeated together. the cell saga was the last time where the fight against the big bad was a team effort rather than a continuous tug of war with a revolving cast, it was in cell's story that the entirety of dbz made sense as up until that point, everyone whom goku and gohan has redeemed over the years came together to fight and defeat what was essentially a mirror of their biggest strengths and conflicts. combine this with a voice unparalleled in charisma, and it's not hard to see why cell truly is the greatest dbz villain of all time.
It's truly difficult to select amongst DBZ's main villains, as they all fit into the storyline well, and I do agree with many of the other opinions on the other villains as well. Cell's introduction in the series was very unexpected (unless spoilers were read/seen). In the "current" time-line the viewers are expecting the androids to wreak havoc, but instead a mysterious creature from the future arrives. Cell makes the merciful Androids seem like friends, and then absorbs them. He held a presence unlike Buu or Frieza, and to top it off, he was the culmination of all previous major villains and main characters. Just a brief summary, but let's face it. Villains like Frieza have existed in reality (Hitler, Stalin... Etc). Buu (and all his forms) were a close 2nd to Cell... Buu was on the other end, he was a total fantasy character formed from magic. Cell was unlike real-life villains, but still had a science element to him. And hence, I'll give him the marginal victory over Buu, and a decent edge over Frieza.
Cell was by far the best villain in Dragon Ball Z and the entire series. He had the most diverse personality of any character, he can absorb people as painfully as he likes, he can reproduce asexually and produce his own army, he had the cells of all the major characters at the time and he even makes a speech about eating a bean sound epic. What's not to like about Cell?
[Newest]Cunning, brutal, yet honorable and smart, cell was truly the deadliest villain the z fighters ever faced.
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3Kid Buu
I am highly disappointed in Kid Buu's position on this list. Kid Buu is with out a doubt THE most vicious, brutal, and ruthless villain in the entire series Dragonball, Dragonball Z, AND GT! Kid Buu doesn't talk, he fights, destroys, and kills everything in his path! He doesn't bargain, play games, and spares nothing. Goku questioned his abilities and even talks about giving up, and that was with a WEAKER form of Buu. He is the only villain to succeed in destroying the Earth, and does it after Vegeta makes a statement about it. Buu doesn't care, as mentioned before, he is ruthless! Frieza, Cell, and Broly fighting together couldn't even stop Buu. And even after the Earth, Buu traveled from planet to planet destroying everything including the people in otherworld nearly Killing those who were already dead! Buu could get blown to bits and still revives himself, he was a monster! Cell was programmed to know the moves that he knew from strands of DNA, Buu learned everything he knew, just by seeing it done once, INCLUDING Instant Transmission! There is no contest, not even Goku in his Super Saiyan 3 form could stop him, when Cell was killed by just a stage 2 Super Saiyan. Kid Buu deserves more respect, as he has the most action packed saga in the entire series.
It's brutal, malicious, killer instinct combined with childlike, easy-going, relentless enjoyment of battle. The perfect combination if you ask me. Kid Buu is tireless, insane, extremely powerful and humorous in his antics. Yet he hardly says a word. Finally, A villain who doesn't talk and gloat before embarassing himself. That in itself is good enough.
He's just pure evil. No intentions. Just evil.
[Newest]Kid buu knows nothing other than to kill. His life force is PURE EVIL. He's basically the devil incarnate.
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4Broly
Broly could easily beat cell and frieza. Think about it with every fight he would get stronger. When he was born his power level was 10k. Whereas goku was only 2... If Broly trained as much as goku frieza and cell would kill themselves to avoid embarrassment
Broly is the one of the most ruthless if not the most ruthless character ever. He was evil all the way through. Sure Goku's power level was over 9000! But Broly was stronger than that when he was born. Laugh out loud Plus, he never had to cower and beg for his life like frieza or cell. And unlike cell or the buus, no regeneration powers! He survuved Friezas death ball as a baby! It took two movies to actually kill him. Bio Broly sucked of course, but if Broly had his own saga, even more of his unknown skills could be discovered. If he ever discovered ss4, not even Omega Shenron would stop him.
Broly is nothing but a giant unstoppable mass of legendary super-saiyan. He just hadn't unlocked his full potential when he was defeated by Goku.
[Newest]Broly is a legend
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5Omega Shenron
He can single handed beat two super sayian 4 without any problems, also goku has to use a spirit bomb which contain energy of the universe. If he came sooner. The Z fighter wouldn't be able to beat him and also he almost won. If goku die by the Minus Energy ball the Omega Shenron throw at him the universe would be doom for good. Only SS4 gogeta could stand up and fight him head on without losing
He actually defeated two ss4 and three ss2 with a little effort.
Only gogeta can destroy him.
He was toying with the 2 most powerful beings in the universe and that to with both of them on ssj4 Goku and Vegeta didn't even put a scratch on omega. Omega shenron is the most powerful shadow dragon He should be on first position here.
[Newest]Imagine if he appeared in the early saiyan saga every character will piss their pants at his power level.

6Cooler
Wish he could have gotten a whole saga to himself. He was sick! He was Frieza but with another transformation.
Cooler definitely deserved his own saga, I mean, he had a great personality, showed a lot more depth than his brother, and did not underestimate the power of those he was fighting; a trait completley unique to him. He was an undefined badass and if there ever is a Z2, he's gotta be in it. Cell is awesome too. So is Freiza and Super buu. Broly falls a bit short for me and bills certainly shouldn't be on here but I digress. Cooler is awesome.
After watching the two films with Cooler in them I can honestly say he is a top contender, he is strong, rediculously fast, has a cool transformation and has awesome fight sequences.
[Newest]He was a lot better than frieza

7Super Buu
He is also very powerful
Very similar in attitude and style to his later self when he absorbs Gohan, he is a very cool and brilliant villain. How he turns the tables against Gohan is pretty awesome.

EvilAngel

Ilike super buu very much

8Bills
Bills presents he is the strongest, after watching a specific scene, you see Bills simply flick Super Saiyan 3 Goku with a finger. Frieza got his butt kicked by a Super Saiyan, so think for a second, who is stronger? I mean come on! This isn't rocket science people!
I think he's a really powerful fighter and very cool too he acted a little strange but he's alright for a god of destruction and destroying galxay it be a lot better if he was a good instead of a bad guy cause he don't look that bad.
Lord bills is the most powerful out of all of them because he is a god the most 2 strongest person because Goku is the first and they are both gods
[Newest]How is bills #10? The god of destruction easily beat ssj3 goku by using probably 2% of his power.

9Vegeta
Vegeta should defiantly be number 1 on here not 9? What is wrong with you people? Vegeta was one the the best fighters every think about it, survived a spirit bomb, took two members of the ginyu force out by himself, destroyed android #19, played around with semi-perfect cell, Did a epic move the final flash on perfect cell, nearly blowing up the planet, had his mind taken over and still did what he wanted, did the coolest kamikaze attack I've ever seen! If you want me to continue I'd be glad to, because vegeta is awesome and he shouldn't be this low on a list.
When Vegeta came to Earth for the first time, he was awesome; when battling the b Z fighters he was seemingly immortal. He was hit by the kamehameha, then by the spirit bomb but still he was capable of facing great ape Gohan. That battle was truly awesome! And before leaving Earth badly injuried he told Krillin ( who listened to Goku and didn't finish him off) and told him "when I come back, I'll stare in your eyes as I crash your life". Vegeta on Namek exterminates an entire village, including the elderly and the children. He was defined as "pure evil" and "unspeakable evil". Vegeta even desroyed an entire planet just by using his fingertips!
Vegeta is definitely the best character in DBZ in my opinion.
I get that most people don't consider him to be the best villain because he becomes a hero (while still being ruthless and badass)

The best pure villain in DBZ in my opinion is Frieza, just because Vegeta is more of an hero/antihero than a villain for most of the time.
[Newest]Vegeta is my favourite character in the Z gang and in Team Saiyan.

10Janemba
If you haven't seen DBZ Movie 12 named "Fusion Reborn", go see it now. Janemba is epic. His first form is something to laugh at, but his last is badass. In my opinion he's as good as Frieza
He had absolutely no trouble in facing goku ssj3 he has perfect manipulation
The demon can alter reality. For example, he changed the Other World station, with King Yemma in it, into a jellybean looking thing along with everything else in Other World, even the tournament grounds. He is apparently able to physically alter and Deconstruct/Reconstruct the mass of objects. He is also very skilled in martial arts overpowering both goku and vegeta
Janemba is easily the most coolest and powerful character in dbz. I'm not saying he's the most powerful he's just really interesting, plus it took super gogeta to kill him
[Newest]Janemba is awesome! His powers are epic

The Contenders

11Super 17
Who can guess that tall thin bully guy can absorb a powerful attack like the red colored kamehameha x10. Goku had no chance of winning if it wasn't for the help of 18.
Super android 17 is awesome by defeating super saying vegeta, gohan, and almost defeating Goku if it wasn't for android 18 he could have defeated him.
He should be with omega shenron

12Majin Vegeta
Probably the best fight he put up against goku during the whole series
Goku had a limited time on Earth, so what does Vegeta do? Kicks his ass almost kills him and blows up Majin Buu.. Talk about being awesome, ruthless and an amazing character!
powerfull mercifull, kicks gokus butt

13Baby
He is not only strong but also very powerful.
He got the whole Earth on his side
He managed to take control of Vegeta.
He made a genuis to revive him.
He looks amazing!
BABY IS THE BEST!
I think I'm in love with baby. He is cute and cool good thing I'm on his side. I think he is handsome. I love his outfit.

14Super Android 17
This Guy actually could defeat SSJ4 Goku. He's power in really up there, probably matched to Bills.
A dude alredy done this and Bills wuld overkill him with two punches.

15Dr. Gero
He made some of the most dangerous super villains

16Majin Buu
Common guys! How can you not like majin buu! He turns people into chocolate for goodness sake! He is by far the best villain in dbz!
I loved majin buu

17Bojack
Bojack is the best
Bojack is Incredible Force, Only Gohan deffeating like defeat Cell, to transform in the super Sayajin 2.

18Android 17
You have to admire that he never gives up. Even when the odds were against him with Cell, he never admitted defeat and he got back up every time. Whereas someone else would probably just lay there and wait for someone to rescue them. 17 probably has more heart and more courage than anybody else.
Nobody could even scratch his weaker 'sister' android 18 when they were introduced, if they hadnt been re programmed to not be so vicious they would have killed every Z-Fighter without a doubt, and they probably could have taken cell if they got to him. Before he absorbes all of the people.
In the alternate future 17 and his sister 18 wipe out two thirds of the human population. He delights in people suffering

19King Piccolo
King piccolo was very evil he killed the dragon so no can be wished back
King piccolo even killed shenron

20Babidi
A very underrated character with very interesting powers. Who can forget that evil laugh?
Why is he here I think he is more annoying than scrappy doo

21Garlic Jr.
Both Piccolo and Goku had a hard time fighting this guy.

22Android 18
She is pretty but evil but she turns good she is so pretty
Why did she fall for Krillin, one of the big mistakes in dragon ball Z.
I think the guy before me believes she's pretty.

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23Android 13
This guy is a monster! Also when he takes 14 and 15 parts, oh dear he is a evil strong killer robot. please don't try to fight him.
The most power ful villain

24Zarbon
Zarbon is the absolute best supporting villain in the series. He is responsible for telling Frieza to eliminate the Saiyan race, goes about pounding Vegeta's daylights in the most brutal fight scene in the entire series, and has likely the most exciting death scene in the entire series as well. He also is a lover of beauty and holds a dormant power, the ability to transform into a reptilian beast. He is the deadly dynamic of the combination of the beauty and the beast and the most mysterious yet demonic, ruthless, and brutal villain in the series. The only other comparable villain in terms of story, mannerism, and actual evil acts is Frieza himself.
Best villain because he had the best fight scene against Vegeta, ruthlessly pummeling him. He also was the Commander General of Frieza's entire army and slaughtered many under his command before meeting a grisly end himself. He has the ability to transform into a reptilian beast and uses his beauty as a clever camouflage for his demonic form. Zarbon is the beauty and the beast personified in one excellent villain and is a very successful plot device for Vegeta's story.
Best villain in the entire series because he had the most brutal fight, where he didn't even allow his opponent a chance to attack. Anyone who enjoys rooting for the villain has a field day with Zarbon's deadly fighting tactics. He's also the most militant and disciplined of Frieza's elite Commanders and the deadliest and most powerful in his army of millions.
[Newest]Zarbon is the best supporting villain as well as having the most exciting fight scene in the series. He's also a very deep character and does a lot for the actual plot. I love that he suggested and set up the Saiyan planet to get wiped out by his Master Frieza and continued to serve loyally until the brutal end.

25Android 19

26Lord Slug

27Chi Chi
How does being concerned make you a villain!
Chi Chi is just mad and she is the meaning of Yandere

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I hate Chi chi best in the Dragon Ball series.
She's arrogant and so rude.

28Tenshinhan
He is cool warrior his power level is only 1400 and he not a siyan but he has the power of 100 peoples he also generate fusion bomb, energy blast and top of all he also generate spirit bomb he has three eyes he is killed by nappa in dbz kai he lives in Mrs popo place but he is awesome

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29Super Android 13

30Captain Ginyu
He got the best move in whole Dragonball, he can swap bodies! Still we don't know if this was his real body. And he got the best poses of all villains.

31Super Perfect Cell
Cell after he got a zenkai

32Zangya

33Recoome
My Favorite member of the Ginyu Force.

34Rakoom
He is awesome He Is Damn Cool Villain His Power Level Is 85,000 He Is Too powerful Even Vegeta, Krillian And Gohan Didn't Put a Scratch On It But Still Goku Defeat Him In One Shot

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35Turles
He's Goku, except he's evil and he knows it. He's the opposite of Goku, and a ruthless overlord. He deserved more time than he got. He's DBZ's most pure evil villain. Turles = Badass.
Come on guys. He BEAT Goku! Watch the tree of night you'll see what I mean. Goku got "main characters advantage" at the end.

36Yajirobe
HE is not a siayan he is just funny guy his power level is 45000 he run away when nappa and vageta arrived in series DBZ kai

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37Hatchiyack
Hatchiyack is probably one of the coolest dbz character just becuase of his badassness

38Saibaman
The best villain that never was.

39Beerus
Umm... 44? Seriously? This guy deserves a lot more credit. Even though he's a newer character, I mean, this guy maintains balance in the universe by destroying worlds. If he can destroy worlds, imagine how easily he could defeat Frieza!
He is god of destruction nearly killed majinn buu

40Ninja Murasaki

41Mercenary Tao
He's better because he's got that moustache legends are made of

42General Blue

43General Blue

44Demon King Dabura

45Vegtio
COOL FUSION DANCE!
Goku and Vegeta are the best!
He is a great auper
He's Vegito, not Vegtio!
I love Potara.
Goku and Vegeta are really strong!

46Burter

47Jeice

48Raditz
Come on give him some credit! The first villian ya not as strong as the others but he is the first villian so it would be dumb to give him to much power but still really good!
The only problem I have with him is that he never came back
He is the brother of goku and he is not a low-clacs worieor

49Gogeta
This list is only for villains. Why is he here?
I love gogeta
He is not a villain
Fusion Dance is great!
Goku and Vegeta are the best of the Saiyans!

50Nappa

51King Cold
He is so strong and powerful and pure evil
King cold can capture entire solarsystems even cooler & frieza were afraid of him
Everybody listen. Frieza and Cooler inherited their traits from this dude. He is stronger than both of them combined. His power is like 1,000,0000, (the same as Majiin Bu. Play the games to find out!

52Piccolo
Have you even seen piccolo Jr. Saga? He rips goku to pieces!
Not only is he my favorite dragon ball villain, he is also my favorite dbz z fighter and character in general.
He was great as a villan and a Hero (at least until Buu saga where he was put into the role of Angry Fusion Coach) His transition to good was probably the second best (behind Tenshinhan), and he was one of the only two people to actually kill Goku.

53Gotenks

54Hirudegarn
He's like super tall and could kill anyone and anything by stepping on it or punching/kicking them. Also Goku had to go SS3 just to defeat him and now that's saying something!

55Gohan
Gohan is son of goku the very first super siyan he in awesome he is trained by picollo and in spirit his power level almost reach to 1.2 billion he is cute and in full moon he transform in to gorella and his power level is 1.9billion he and trunks fuse and become gotenks and his power level grew to 2.3 billion
He is the son of goku he can kick butt and he bet cell and freiza simple

56Goku
Considering that just about everything bad that happened in the series was Goku's fault I think it's fair to say that he is the series' greatest villain. He's made so many bad decisions (although one or two ended up being good in hindsight he still shouldn't have made them). He let Vegeta, an enemy that swore revenge, live, he allowed Freiza to survive which had it not been for Trunks or Goku's new Instant Transmission technique would have ended badly for Earth. HE GAVE CELL A SENZU BEAN so he would be at full power to FIGHT HIS 11 YEAR OLD SON, and he didn't beat fat Buu when he had the chance because he wanted to give the kids a chance to save the Earth.
Whats wrong with you! He did that because he knew what was gonna happen
Goku is the best

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