Top 10 Dragon Ball Z Villains

The Top Ten
1 Frieza Freeza (Pronounced "Frieza" in the Funimation dub) is fictional character in the Dragon Ball series by Akira Toriyama as the primary antagonist of the Freeza Saga. He is a galactic tyrant who governs the Planet Trade Organization and is feared by the universe for his sadistic and brutal nature. He is more.

Frieza is the most coldhearted and the most badass dbz villain, probably because he kills everyone in his way, even children! If you fight Frieza, and he's stronger than you, he'll make you think your winning the fight, but when you realize it, Frieza just wants to make you want to know that he's stronger... In the worst ways possible, for example: If he death beams you in a spot, he keeps hitting this one spot, he reflects your most powerful attacks, if there's an animal crawling in your body he EATS the animal alive just to keep torturing you and if your blood falls on his face, he LICKS his face clean of the blood! He definitely deserves number 1 on this list!

Frieza caused a genocide, does not bat an eye when he kills thousands of people, punishes his own men ruthlessly, hasn't trained a single day in his life prior to Golden Frieza Saga and still attains that much of power, a genocidal elitist who is convinced that he is absolutely perfect in every way, a being whose political power is so strong that he was revived by his crumbling forces who could have just used the Dragon Balls for gaining immortality, has a creepy voice, also confuses people about his gender :p, and has a tendency of blowing up planets, his motivations are very chilling and compelling, as he stated in the Frieza Saga, in just one line, that he is the destined ruler of the world, this line just properly explains his character; DUDES, THIS GUY IS HORRIBLE, LIKE DONALD TRUMP HORRIBLE. EVEN MORE SO THAN THAT. He literally has no feelings and is totally cold-hearted (pun intended). He will KILL A CHILD without mercy without thinking once of his actions, and if you really ...more

Normally I'm pretty torn between a lot of these villains. I love Cell and Kid Buu, as well as Saiyan/Namek Saga Vegeta and Piccolo. But when I look at the one villain who pushed Goku to the limits, I decided Frieza was the best candidate.

Frankly, Frieza is a monster. He's destroyed or conquered countless races and planets and is in my opinion the most sadistic character in the entire series. I hate him yet love him at the same time. I did feel slightly sorry for him when he knew he was done for but I also knew that he would backstab anyone.
Also, I was literally shocked when he killed Bardock and blew up Planet Vegeta. But he has all the makings of a very memorable and great villain.

Frieza is the most evil because he CREATES more evil in the universe. Vegeta said it him self before he died on Namek, that Frieza was the one who made him this way. Frieza recruits minions to be in his massive army, and turns them evil. They comply, likely out of fear. All of the villians are capable of destroying other planets, but Frieza is the only one who takes otherwise good, neutral, or even less evil people and turns them into monsters who now have intentions of destroying entire races. The reason why he was brought back so many times is because he spread his own evil like a virus to his minions who keep bring him back. It like the evil keeps on reproducing or regenerating itself and that's much worse than the evil disappearing once the threat is annihilated.

2 Cell Cell is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball series by Akira Toriyama. He is the main antagonist of the Android Saga, being an android/artificial life form from the future, whose goal is to become "perfect" via absorbing Androids 17 and 18 and becoming the strongest fighter in the universe.

Cell was a true villain to be reckoned with, especially considering that he was an amalgamation of all the best traits from all the Z warriors. He had no issue killing off entire towns to get his strength, and was cocky yet confident enough to let Goku and Vegeta take their kids to try and train to be stronger, all the while knowing he would still be stronger in comparison.
My only gripe is that his character development relied on the mercy of Vegeta to get to his final stage. I highly disliked that plot filler moment.

I have mixed feelings about Cell being in second place on this list, but he was the best dbz villain in my opinion. He was sociopathic, killing for amusement much like a cat that plays with a mouse until it dies, then moves on to the the next one.

He enjoyed the pain and suffering of others above all. He was also calculated and methodical. An intelligent opponent that put a lot of pressure on the Z warriors. They had to combined their efforts to defeat him, which really wasn't seen that much in the Buu saga and a little in the Frieza saga.

Frieza was a great ruthless villain, but that's all he was for the most part. He ruled with fear and that comes from weakness in my opinion. Cell was feared without having to try so hard. He was merciless like Frieza, but that wasn't all there was to him. He was more complex.

Cell was unpredictable, you never knew what he was going to do next, compared to Frieza who was fairly predictable in his behavior. As a side note Cell ...more

I think the others have said it all. Cell had incredible power and intelligence, his regeneration was impressive without being just bull like Buu's, he wasn't terrified of death like Frieza (in fact he was willing to die if it would mean the deaths of his enemies), and overall just stands out. Plus, most of the other villains have boring motives; Frieza wants to rule the galaxy and be immortal (yawn), Buu just wants to destroy everything, Brolly never had any established goals, and the pattern repeats itself. Cell sought perfection and to prove that he was perfect, the most powerful being in the universe. He delighted in others suffering and terror, but that wasn't the driving action behind his goals. He was basically a fusion of all the strongest fighters and villains up to that point and probably should have been the final boss (in fact, if I remember correctly he originally was until Toriyama was pressure by his readers to continue the series).

Cell is just smart and was programmed in a way that he knew like everything. This guy has the cells of many strong people. He knows what's going on. Like when Frieza was throwing the disks he knew Goku was doing a sort of trick to him. Frieza knows that trick. Cell has Frieza's cells so the Frieza cells will tell him that Goku will do a trick. You see it's like someone is telling him what to do. He didn't even need no.18 to be perfect his cells TAST the perfection and his cells gave him or got the knowledge about Goku's instant transmission. If cell comes back and revived like Frieza and had god powers he will be unstoppable. Except for Zen oh sama.

3 Kid Buu Kid Buu is an anime fictional character from the anime series, Dragon Ball Z, created by Akira Toriyama.

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 ...more

Kid Buu was BORN to destroy! Could have wiped out Frieza AND Cell in in less than 10 seconds without even breaking a sweat, or simply just turn them into candy and they'd be gone. The Supreme Kai said himself that Buu could have wiped out Frieza and the entire Saiyan race in one blow. After he destroyed the earth for FUN, he continued to destroy like a bunch of planets, also just for fun. Although his twisted idea of fun was much different from Frieza and Cell, as they purely just wanted the inhabitants of the planet to suffer, Buu was pretty much the closest thing to the universe's end in all 276 (291 uncut) episodes of of Dragonball Z. Frieza only wanted to RULE the universe, not annihilate it completely. Therefore, Kid Buu is the ultimate villain.

I personally loved INNOCENT Buu, not GOOD Buu (who is much weaker and stupider), because he could be evil or good (hence "innocent"). He perfectly combined humor with power, something that the Z fighters underestimated. He can copy any move by seeing it once, can turn anything into anything, can shape-shift, is immortal, doesn't have any metabolic needs, can unless endless power from how angry he gets, has a force field, the biggest mouth laser ever, his ki is insane, knows how to fight, has endless regeneration and energy (NEVER GETS TIRED), is ruthless yet smart, can copy himself, exists on the magical plane/can physically affect magic somehow, has super breath, is really fast for being fat, can absorb people, can't die physically, can change into any state of matter, CAN HEAL PEOPLE, and I can keep going on! The whole point of his character is to be zany and nonsensical, so he can basically get away with anything.

Kid buu was by far one the strongest enemies Goku fought along with other z fighters. I just like how he just went ahead and blew up the earth he took no time at doing it either his a crazy little bastard but in my eyes don't care what anyone say kid buu is the strongest in the universe. Many people say omega shenron can beat buu but to be honest if yall looked at buu's fight with Goku and vegeta it clearly shows buu was just toying with them he didn't even have enough time to bring out his full strength not in WWE wise I'm talking about bad ass wise and plus during the buu saga again don't care what anyone says buu was still taping in to his full power fat buu-Kid buu so kid buu is stronger than omega shenron so this is my thoughts he should be a lot stronger speaking for all forms of buu in dragon ball xenoverse like cell another favorite villain in mine

4 Majin Vegeta

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.

At first, Yes. I agree that Vegeta was a very cruel saiyan. He was heartless. He didn't even care much about the destruction of his planet. The very killing of the village in Namek proved his Trachery. Anyhow, Frieza is the cause to blame. He is who that made Vegeta inot what he is. The earth has changed Vegeta a lot and I like That. The best fight was Vegeta and Goku going in a toe-to-toe match as Super Saiyan 2's...☻

5 Broly Broly is the main antagonist in the Broly Triple Threat trilogy and Dragon Ball Super: Broly movie. He appears to be the latest of the Legendary Super Saiyans who appear every thousand years. His father was Paragus.

Broly is easily the deadliest foe the Z fighters have ever faced. Every other villain is defeated in the end by the efforts of one or two of the Z warriors. Broly took on Vegeta, Goku, Piccolo, Gohan and Trunks all at once, and completely TRASHED them. It took all of their power funneled into a punch thrown by Goku just to injure him. (by the way, Broly spent a good deal of time standing there and LETTING Goku hit him as much as he wanted. Broly didn't even react.) Frieza destroys planets for fun. Broly destroys galaxies for fun. Cell's power is limited by his Zenkai boosts / absorption. Broly's power increases with every passing second. Majin Buu isn't much better: only gets stronger through absorption (or in the case of kid buu, ejection).

A big, buff killing machine with his only intention being to wipe out Goku...and anyone else who gets in the way of that. While I feel like Paragus had a stronger motive than Broly to be evil, Broly being an unstoppable Saiyan of destruction was still really cool to watch.

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 the second to the dangerous enemy of Goku. Broly can destroy 'whole universe' without using his Legendary Super Saiyan because king Kai said 'he almost destroy the south galaxy'. Broly did not yet remove the mind control device while destroying the south galaxy until Broly found Goku. And if Goku did not affect Broly's psychological state of mind he can control himself and improve his saiyan level (Legendary Super Saiyan 1,2,3,4) and might more powerful than Gogeta super saiyan 4

6 Beerus Beerus is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball franchise created by Akira Toriyama. Beerus made his first appearance in the 2013 feature film Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods.

Beerus is a god but acts like us. He's so much like us to the point that nobody can suspect that he's a god. Also, he's the most powerful out of all of the villains. Defeating Goku in SSJ3 form in 2 blows! That means he's something. Also, he could destroy planets in one snap of his fingers. Also, he's HILARIOUS! His comment on Vegeta's Bingo Dance, his reason to destroy Earth, come on. This villain cracks you up. Also, HE'S A CAT AND HAS A PET FISH AND LOVES SUSHI. How ironic is that?

Lord Beerus, or informally called Bills, is by far the most mysterious character. In Dragon Ball Super, it is unknown whether or not he is good. Some may argue, but keep in mind that he said if he wins the universal tournament, then he would wish for the annihilation of Earth, which is fairly odd since he is a God of Destruction. Anyhow, he seems very unwelcoming and you can just sense a coldness within him whenever he appears. However, I believe he is, in fact, a villain.

Bills is so far the strongest evil villain in dragon ball Z. The reason I say so is because he defeated all the super saiyan on earth, including Goku in super saiyan god. Can you believe he also gave Goku a single blow with his arm and Goku was down. He can destroy a whole solar system"WOW". The famous prince vegeta fears him and even shimron. I mean how is shimron in fear o him. He must be very powerful. He is the most powfull villain.

Why is bills not number 1 he is as strong a s a god maybe even stronger he gave Goku lots of trouble and made vegeta be nice to him because Goku lost in a battle with bills which made vegeta petrified of bills. Vegeta usually never backs down from a fight. Bills is definitely for sure with out a doubt number 1. No question about it.

7 Cooler Cooler is an anime fictional character from the anime series, Dragon Ball Z, created by Akira Toriyama.

Such an underrated villain! He was the cool (pun not intended), level-minded, calculating contrast to Frieza's impulsive tendencies. He calmly lets people reap what they sow, but still makes it aware that he's a villain at heart. His final transformation design was fantastic too. I hope we see him again someday.

Out of all the villains in DBZ, Cooler is, has been, and always will be my all-time favourite. Part of it is because of his transformations (and physical appearance in general) but mainly I like him because of the difference between him and Frieza. Frieza's ok, as a villain (he's the only villain I know that can make 'I'm going to kill you' sound polite) but he was SO self-absorbed and full of himself, that he believed he could simply conquer anyone with no trouble. In that instance, Goku put him in his place. Whereas Cooler, he doesn't underestimate his opponents, and even insists that his men check over and over the area, even after it seems as though the enemies were obliterated.

I really hope to see more of Cooler in Dragon Ball Z, cameos and such, though it would be AWESOME if he were to have his own saga (probably won't happen, but a girl can dream, can't she? )

It's hard to pick a favourite villain. Dbz might not have super in depth characters with humanity and character development and motive... But every villain was enjoyable in some fashion. The big 3 stand out the most and from them, Frieza stands out the most.
So how does this have anything to do with you cooler? I enjoy cooler. His very existence does more for Freiza than any golden form ever will. He was fully fleshed out and his association with Frieza gave a different perspective on their life's. I understood cooler fully and that was all just the first movie. I don't think cooler should be brought back. I believe he should have a mini Arc in the 3 years the z Warriors were training. A short arc that gave us more scope on Goku's powers. Kinda like the movie!
I don't think cooler stands out as much as some of the other characters here, but its his subtlety that makes me love the guy. When you make me feel sorry for an evil space emperor who blows up planets for a living... Good ...more

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.

8 Omega Shenron Omega Shenron is an anime fictional character from the anime series, Dragon Ball Z, created by Akira Toriyama.

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 is absolutely incredible, omega is just something else. I love his awesome huge bully-like design, it really adds to his almost godly like appearance. I must admit, I personally think he was a little too careless with his power and definitely could have been a more destructive force. None the less, omega was a insanely powerful beast.

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.

Omega shenron is so powerful there had to be seven dragons he started as a plain dragon then he absorbed the other dragon balls and became this monster so powerful gogeta had to be ssj 4

9 Janemba Janemba is an anime fictional character from the anime series, Dragon Ball Z, created by Akira Toriyama.

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 not overrated by many dbz fans but he is truly powerful at last form. He likes so badass, imagine if he absorbed kid buu his power level would be so high. Goku needed to fuse to beat him, no offense but I think he could defeat broly or Frieza but I think it would be a close match between kid buu.

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

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

10 King Piccolo King Piccolo is an anime fictional character from the anime series, Dragon Ball, created by Akira Toriyama.

Ahhh. Very nostalgic. He is definitely one of the better villains. Back when the "I want to take over the world." Idea was only kind of overplayed. He still had a nice backstory, and an interesting continuity problem that Akira Toriyama managed to fix in Z...Or "Fix."

Apparently the only qualifier for some seems to be who is the strongest. Broly looks cool, is strong and was overwhelming for the time period but was flat boring and had nothing interesting personality / character wise. Ever the rather dull Kale has more personality. King Piccolo was the most intelligent villain in DB history. Destroying the dragon, seeking the martial artists to prevent any threats, catching Tien and blasting the city knowing Goku couldn't fly. KP was riveting, seems insurmountable at the time and had a lot of zest to his personality. The best DB villain, Freeza & Gero come close but no cigar.

The first real villain and an epic fight.
He broke practically every bone in Goku's body, Goku had to literally punch through him with a kamehameha to beat him, and Piccolo could still create Piccolo Jr, a character that is still around now.

King Piccolo was actually a really cool and well-written character, not to mention that he wasn't ruined by any worthless filler.

The Contenders
11 Raditz Raditz is an anime fictional character from the anime series, Dragon Ball Z, created by Akira Toriyama.

Who couldn't like Raditz especially after watching Masakox's What if Raditz turned good story? It's nice to think about Goku having someone like a brother...Even if in his eyes it didn't seem like he had one at all considering the way that he acted...Kinda wish they brought him back somehow, but there'd be no reason to...So I understand why it hasn't happened.

I love Raditz. And he is not weak because when he was fighting Goku and Piccolo, he did have the upper hand for most of the fight. They just barely managed to defeat him. The only reason they won is because Goku put Raditz in a full nelson and both were hit by Piccolo's Special Beam Cannon. I would have liked to have seen Raditz come back, switch sides, and make well with his family. Well, Raditz, I LOVE you, even if nobody else does!

Everyone pushed Raditz aside, but many of them forget that he was insanely powerful at the start of the show. Everyone else had a power level of around 300, but Raditz's was over one thousand! He was a badass, and could have easily defeated Goku and Piccolo if he hadn't been so cocky. But that arrogance simply made him a better character.

Raditz may not be strong (compared to the Z fighter now) but he was a badass. He's the first villain in DBZ and he made an amazing impression, catching a bullet and flinging it back with enough force to kill a man. Only the combined efforts of Piccolo and Goku finally killed him, and even then Goku died too!

12 Zarbon Zarbon is Frieza's right hand man and highest ranking Commander and General in an army of millions. He is always beside his master and emperor, Lord Frieza, following his orders and carrying out his dirty work alongside his comrade, Dodoria. Zarbon is responsible for advising Frieza on numerous matters, more.

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.

Zarbon makes for a wonderful villain because he is very intelligent, composed and a marvelously skilled warrior. But these are just probably a few reasons as to why he is Frieza's most trusted and highest-ranking general and right hand man. The icing on the cake would have to be his ability to transform into a monster, making his power level soar even higher!

13 Goku Black Goku Black (Or "Black") is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball Super series by Akira Toriyama. He is the first main antagonist in the Future Trunks Saga where he is revealed to be Zamasu from a prior timeline who stole the body of Goku, the series's protagonist and using it as a means to "gain" more.

The most chilling Dragon Ball villain ever. He's calm, intimidating, arrogant and can be absolutely terrifying at times. The dude wields a blade made of ki and at one point whips out a scythe. Fantastic villain.

His origins are also very interesting and the mystery behind him was so engaging to watch.

He is so cool. he's poetic, stylish and a smartmouth. He brought back a great fusion, Vegito, and gave a great tear jerker when he killed Chi Chi and Goten. 10/10

Goku Black is one of the greatest villains. He provided a challenge that didn't require goku to just power up like every other villain he's faced. Also, my boy vegito needed to be shown again. He's too funny

Easily one of the best written villain in dragon ball history.

14 Android 17 Android 17 is an anime fictional character from the anime series, Dragon Ball Z, created by Akira Toriyama.

OG Android 17 in the Cell Saga was ruthless and quite literally heartless. He was the most prone to violence out of the other Androids. Him and 18 made a great team, but 18 showed more of a soft sign early on, while 17 genuinely just wanted to destroy everything up until Cell absorbed him.

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 hadn't 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 absorbed all of the people.

Should definitely be higher on the list. In the future that trunks did not tinker with, android 17 (with help from 18) basically took over and killed people for fun. He's ruthless as it gets.

15 Piccolo Piccolo is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball manga series created by Akira Toriyama. He first appeared in chapter 161 of the Dragon Ball manga in the Shonen Jump magazine on February 22, 1988. He is a member of the alien Namekian race and has abilities such as ki manipulation, regeneration, telepathy, more.

Unlike his father, Jr was less evil and we could all see that from the start. He meditated and focus while the other piccolo slept on his throne with his eyes opened. Piccolo was a really cool villain

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.

He had the characteristics of an Evil Genius, that I just love to see. I defenetly like him as a hero, but also liked seeing him as the veangeful foil to Goku. He was also sort of sympathetic, if you pay attention to his character enough

Not only is he my favorite dragon ball villain, he is also my favorite dbz z fighter and character in general.

16 Android 18

Also known as, "the only competent female character in all of Dragon Ball Z." Her introduction was badass, showing her deck the floor with SSJ Vegeta, and Future Trunks, not to mention, a lot of cool techniques, like the Accel Dance (with 17), Zero Point field, and later, the Destructo-Disc. Her character interactions with the other androids, Krillain, and later, Mr. Satan are among some of the best in the series, and Trunks's movie really shows off her power and character as a villain.

Unfortunately however, like Chi-Chi before her, she becomes horribly insignificant after properly joining the good guys (bar a storyline where she wins the 25th World Martial Arts tournament and hilariously shakes Mr. Satan down for money), and basically just stays in the kitchen from that point onward (despite being MUCH STRONGER than Krillain, Tien, and possibly Piccolo who all at least TRY to fight).

Still, before Toriyama decided to suck the life out of her, she was one kick-ass ...more

Android 18 sucks and she's not a villain, just a side renegade who joins the team and becomes a part of the Z Fighters.

Why did she fall for Krillin, one of the big mistakes in dragon ball Z.

She is pretty but evil but she turns good she is so pretty

17 Nappa Nappa is an anime fictional character from the anime series, Dragon Ball Z, created by Akira Toriyama.

I can't believe Nappa is so far down here! He was Vegeta's right-hand man for a reason: because he was just as cold-hearted and ruthless and the prince. He was a sadistic guy who took pleasure in hurting/killing others.

Team Four Star made him a more likable character. Other than that...He is just a murderer. Like most of the people on this list hahaha.

Nappa is so underrated, yet such a badass mofo. You guys only like him because of the abridged series, and that's cool, but just know that this guy took out all the Z-Fighters killing 4 of them in the process! Plus, he was the first one ever to block Goku's kamehameha. Imagine if he would train up to the Frieza Saga, man, that guy would hold his own against Frieza if so.

Nappa is EXTREMELY underrated. In the beginning of the show he was a forced to be FEARED. And was kind of built up to be a huge threat. He caused the death of Tien, Chazou, Yamcha, Piccolo (and Kami) and beat the tar out of Gohan and Krillin. People only like him because of Abridged (which is still a pretty good Nappa) but he was one of the most ruthless villains in the series.

18 Baby

And baby can master the host abilities and boost their power levels up and I like teen baby design way better then the adult one

True he is a unforgettable villain but not the best he does deserve top 20 though

I like baby to I mean come on guys baby has to be the bes villain ever he can take control of peephole body and to me I like. Baby vegetables regular outfit

And baby can take anybody energy and take his permint host body easy if he get enough energy and baby janemba is way stronger than omega shenron

19 Zamasu Zamasu is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball series by Akira Toriyama, Although a Supreme Kai from Universe 10, he is the true main antagonist and the catalyst of the Future Trunks Saga in Dragon Ball Super, being responsible for Goku Black's existence, working alongside him to restore "justice" more.

Zamasu was one of the few villains with an actual motive for destruction (as opposed to all the generic power-hungry villains). Not only that, he was also one of the few villains to actually SUCCEED in destroying the freaking universe. On top of that he basically fused with himself to become stronger and gave Goku a run for his money.

Zamasu actually manage to suceed in the end, he manage to destroy everybody in Trunks timeline and also in other timelines. His obsession with his so called justice is also fun to watch, how deluded he has become.

Zamasu has accomplished much compare to other villains like cell and Buu, who really did their purpose, Zamasu like Frieza did it all by their own choice, but Zamasu thinks that he is on the side of justice unlike Frieza who is doing it all due to his pride as the strongest. Zamasu thinks that everything that he's doing is some sort of a scarifice for a greater good. a very twisted definition of "greator good" since if he suceeds no one else is left but him.

He killed Goku, took his body and killed his family with it. Then he became so powerful only the omni king can stop him, I prefer him as Goku black because he was a masochistic psychopath. But Zamasu is interesting because he knows he is a hypocrite but sees his actions as a noble sacrifice to save the universe. The moment when he cried was mocked but it gives him so much more character. Goku Black is still more interesting but since they are the same person I guess he deserves to be at least top 5

He is the only successful villain ever. On his timeline, he is the only villain remained. He destroyed the UNIVERSE! He was able to withstand a 'nakama' power, the spirit bomb in sword form. He was able to withstand Vegito in F form. He was never defeated.

20 Garlic Jr. Garlic Jr. is an anime fictional character from the anime series, Dragon Ball Z, created by Akira Toriyama.

It was awesome the anime when he rules the world and Piccolo cheats everyone (including viewer) and then krillin goes to play too and Gohan is apparently left alone against his two friends.

The bad part was Kami and Popo running like stupids for an hour or two.

Garlick Jr doesn't get much respect, does he? I think he's a pretty cool villain. He fought against gods and succeeded both in ruling the world and becomming immortal. Plus he's a badass

Garlic Jr was cool. Not many people seem to like him, but I preffer him over patheticly overpowered villains like Frieza or Broly. Yes, Garlic has much more potential than both of them put toghetter

Worst villain ever, pilaf is more entertaining than this guy

21 Super Buu Super Buu is an anime fictional character from the anime series, Dragon Ball Z, created by Akira Toriyama.
22 Hit

In all fairness, Hit is in no way, a villain. He just so happened to be the last obstacle in the tourney between Universes 6 and 7. And even then, Champa was the main antagonist of that storyline.

He killed Goku, yes, but that was because of Goku himself. And in regards to his character, Hit is actually a decent guy with morals and standards. Heck, he even sees Goku as a worthy rival.

This guy has no power limit + can stop time.

How cooler can you get?

Well hit apparently is the most dangerous assassin and he has an epic battle with him in db super and Ozotto is just a video game villain I have never heard of in the dbz vr game OK and apparently he wasn't even that tough I was told my friend in Japan he was the easiest fight in the games

23 Jiren Jiren is an anime fictional character from the anime series, Dragon Ball Z, created by Akira Toriyama.

I mean come on it's your boy Jiren. No need to say a lot, he is just a badass.

If one was to consider how he acts in Episode 127 of Super, go ahead.

He barely killed Goku. Yep, barely.

I don’t think Jiren is a villain

24 Hatchiyack

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

The person who was created from Tufles races bodies

Why the heck is he so low

The only reason Hatchiyack wasent that good was not only did he take his story from baby but we dident get enough him in the movies if we had a little more fight we could of had the next broly also it was only released on raging blast 2

25 Jeice Jeice is an anime fictional character from the anime series, Dragon Ball Z, created by Akira Toriyama.

He's an awesome villian, along with the entire ginyu force but jeice is my favourite, cause I love his crusher ball, he's second in command, he's an all rounder fighter, not just fast or strong and he's got an awesome Australian accent, and I am Australian

I always loved this guy. Wish he did more

I wish Vegeta didn't kill him. When he died, I said clever girl under my breath.

Love his Australian accent

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