Favorite Dragonball Z Moments

The Top Ten
1 Vegeta's final explosion

"And so, one of the earths greatest warriors has vanished in a blinding flash of light. Having made the ultimate sacrifice for the sake of his loved ones. His name, was Vegeta, a proud saiyan prince."

Greatest moment in anime.

SHOULD BE #1!. The most epic moment in DBZ history, still gives me super chills every time I watch it. I love DBZ, I will never forget this amazing moment. Vegeta the proud Saiyan Prince!

Favorite moment, without a doubt. Also by far the saddest death in the series.

A good sacrifice even though it failed. He finally wasnt being a selfish person, he even hugged trunks laugh out loud.

2 Goku turns Super Saiyan against Frieza

Super Saiyan, Super Saiyan 2, Super Saiyan 3, Legendary Super Saiyan, Super Saiyan 4, Super Saiyan God and Super Saiyan God 2; out of all these defining moments when Goku turned Super Saiyan for the first time it was spectacular! This was my favorite moment in DBZ before it was overused by Vegeta, Trunks, Gohan, Goten and Kid Trunks! It was awesome! It proved that Super Saiyan 1 was like having the power of a god until Goten and Kid Trunks made it look pathetic!

Legendary, breathtaking moment.
For those who haven't experienced DBZ, I feel sorry for you. It is the greatest show there has ever been, and that's not just opinion: it's fact.
And this moment where Goku first transforms into the most awesome Super Saiyan remains a classic, fan favourite moment, that changed the series forever.
Though there are other amazing moments, this has gotta be the best moment, despite the tough opposition.

The episode which started all the super saiyan thing. It's one of the most epic episode of all time. The Frieza saga is the longest saga of all time based on a single villain. First vegeta fights him, then gohan and krillin fights him, then Piccolo fights him and then comes Goku. Until this episode, Frieza owned everyone. But this moment showed who was going to be owned now.

First time I saw this I was SHOCKED! Because remembering vegeta's visions and predictions I was expecting a golden ape! But this... This was better! I remember sitting on the couch with my big brother and we both went crazy hearing Goku say "I am son Goku! A super saiyan! "

3 Gohan kills Cell

This is the best moment for me alongside ssj1.
The conversation he has with his dad is just absolutely beautifully executed. I'm a big fan boy of the faulconer score and that time chamber theme is used to perfection to get the best out of gohan's innocence and the way that he looks up to his dad. This topped off with the ssj1 them when he powers back up with one hand to enter the kamehameha. Absolutely spine tingling. When you can see the split second of fear in the seemingly confident cell it puts the cherry right on top.

This is by far the best dbz moment
It has all three top characters involved
The father son kamehameha and vegetas blast at cell. Its just the most perfect moment and also the legendary music (vegeta super saiyan theme) makes it the best!

Gohan has always been a character who can't take as much heat as the others or be as powerful as them. To see him let loose and go crazy on cell is the best feeling imaginable.

This is the greatest moment because it is the first and the only time you see gohan go all out and be completely ruthless to his enemy.

4 Gohan turns Super Saiyan 2 for the first time

This moment easily number two to goku going super saiyan against frieza but vegetas final atonement is up there too. Its all neck and neck. But for me personally I wished the series ended at the frieza saga would of been a perfect endind. But in saying that I'm also glad it didn't or I wouldn't of been able to see these other breathtaking moments

Goku going ssj may have been very ground breaking in anime but for me I does not compare to the amount of build up around Gohan and his power which makes this seen all the more fulfilling. after all the pain and suffering and ptsd he could not take it anymore and he let go. in my opinion the best seen in anime and trust me I've watched many

If you just watch the original dub cut, it's a top 10 moment, if you watch the original sub, nothing compares.

The passion, rage, and strenth shown by Gohan here is incredible. The look on his face is absolutely priceless. Love it.

5 Trunks kills Frieza and King Cold

Remember how shocked you were when Goku turned Super Saiyan? It turned out that it was an actual thing, not just a legend for an insanely powerful warrior. When the original dragon Ball aired, it told the story of a child trying to become the strongest on the planet. By the end of it, he had. And those who had watched it before Z couldn't really get how much more powerful he had become until now. Suddenly, Goku wasn't just the most powerful child on the planet, but the most powerful warrior in the entire galaxy. It was insane.

Then the next season starts (like, actually starts. Screw filler) and Vegeta's on earth, and everyone is just kind of chilling out, when suddenly they find out that after being beaten horribly, cut into pieces, and blown up by a planet, Frieza is still alive. He's stronger than he ever was, he's coming to earth to kill everyone, and he brought backup in the form of his dad, who's just as powerful as him. None of them could even really handle Frieza's ...more

Trunks comes and kicks total butt! Showing a whole new character and side to a amazing character!

This moment remimdes is all why trunks is a badass, it onley took him 5 min. To kill freiza and king cold effortlesly and it took Goku like 10 episodes.

Badass. There's no other words.

6 Goku turns Super Saiyan 3

This is clearly the most epic moment in DBZ. Goku is a boss and will never be surpassed. This moment encapsulates that

Uhh it was pretty lame like 3 mins screaming. I can imagine the actor going "Cut! I need a throat pill."

7 Vegeta's Final Flash

Wow how amazing. Gets his ass handed to him in a fashion that makes everyone realise that cell is 10x stronger than himself. Charges up this attack for about 5 'minutes with ever increasing intense music. Challenges cell who is evidently the most powerful being in the universe. *piano hits* and cell is like OHH

One of the best moments only equaled by Gohan killing cell and Goku turning ssj 3

8 Piccolo sacrifices himself to save Gohan (Saiyan Saga)

Piccolo completes his character arc by leaving behind his evils in order to save his former enemy's son. It's a heartwarming conclusion to his development training Gohan throughout the saga and started the close friendship between the two that still holds to this day 20 years later in Dragon Ball Super. It also meant the end of the titular Dragon Balls which led the main cast to planet Namek, Freeza, and Super Saiyan. Still gives me chills to this day

Imagine Frieza, Cell or Buu sacrificing himself to save Gohan. That is what it felt like. The main villain from Dragon Ball sacrificing himself too save his archenemy's child, just unbelievable. Great writing.

9 Goku vs Vegeta (Majin Buu Saga)

Honestly the best pure fight in the entire series. No BS talking or stalling, just Goku and vegeta continuously kicking the crap out of each other.

10 Vegeta allows Babidi to turn him evil

This was a defining moment for our favourite character! This shows that he doesn't envy his rival, but only wants to be stronger. Goku made more sacrifices, is stronger and has more love. All Vegeta wanted was to take the honour of the strongest person on earth, which was stripped of off him by Goku, meaning all the efforts he put through for 7 years were still a nothing when Goku showed up.

The Contenders
11 Vegeta's pride

When bobidi commands vegeta, he refuses to take his orders with the greatest moment and quote "you may have invaded my mind and body but there's something a saiyan always keeps HIS PRIDE!

12 SSJ2 Gohan kills the Cell Juniors

No not one character has done what thug, ssj2 Gohan has done. Ever. Every other moment is a repeat. The show is dead cause they really on two instead of the whole.

13 Vegeta's death on Namek

Vegeta really gets on my nerves always babbling about how much better he is than Goku. Frieza is my favourite character in the whole of Dragonball Z mainly because he absolutely dominated him and actually made vegeta cry! Perfect saga and a great moment.

Best moment in dbz.. One of the few moments Vegeta really opens his heart and even starts crying.

The darkest scene in the franchise deserves to be #1.

This was hella sad.

14 Vegeta turns Super Saiyan 1st time

Are you ready? To witness a power not seen for thousands of years?

15 Goku's Kamehameha vs Vegeta's Galick Gun (Saiyan Saga)
16 Vegito Is Born
17 Goku defeats Buu with the spirit bomb

EPIC! Goku's legendary spirit bomb draws an end to the chaos of the monster Majin buu.

It was the most satisfying moment in anime history. we were all like FINALYY!

18 Goku Dies to Save the World (Cell Saga)

Look people die and come back all the time... But Goku was on his last life. He chose to make the sacrifice knowing he couldn't be wished back! When he says "goodbye..." You really felt it. Like he was truly saying goodbye forever.

19 Zarbon transforms and pounds Vegeta to a pulp with multiple head butts, roundhouses, pinwheels, and piledrivers

Massive brute with unstoppable tactics! Toppled Vegeta with vicious finesse!

20 Zarbon & Dodoria vs Namekians
21 Vegeta executes Zarbon by slamming his fist clean through him and sending him to a watery grave in the Namekian sea
22 Piccolo Sacrifices Himself for Gohan (Saiyan Saga)

This is pretty much self-explanatory, considering that Piccolo didn't really care for any other living being other than himself, and here he is, saving the son of his mortal enemy, at the risk of his own life.

23 Krillin throws a rock in Super Saiyan Goku's face
24 Recoome pummels Vegeta using Eraser Gun, Kick, Elbow, and Death Driver & incapacitates Krillin; dominates Gohan with Bomber and neck break
25 Spopovich dominates Videl and breaks her with numerous bone cracking maneuvers & tosses her out of the ring
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