Most Powerful Dragon Ball Z Characters

Most powerful characters from DRAGONBALL Z ONLY. No characters from DragonBall GT or DragonBall. There's a separate list including DBGT characters.
The Top Ten
1 Super Vegito

Most powerful character in DragonBall Z. The only other character in DBZ that comes close is Super Gogeta in the movie Fusion Reborn, and though Gogeta might seem identical to Vegito (and I actually easily prefer Gogeta and think he's much more awesome ) Vegito is actually stronger because the Old Kai said that the Potarra Earrings fusion is much stronger than the Fusion Dance Fusion.

I'm not sure why Whis is on here, considering this is specifically a DBZ list. In the original Dragon Ball Z manga Super Vegetto is unarguably the strongest character there is. Buuhan absolutely annihilates Kid Buu and takes the spot of the most powerful villain without a shadow of a doubt, and Buuhan stands zero chance against Vegetto.

Well I mean technically the Omni King is strongest but that would be stupid. He's stronger than Fuzed Zamasu which by the way absorbed the entire 4th dimension. Fuzed Zamasu is said to be possibly even stronger than Whis and Vegito beat his ass. That makes Vegito the second strongest being in the Universe

Vegito is the most powerful character in dbz and if you research loads he is actually the second most powerful in gt if he was in it while in ssj form. If he was half of ssj4 gogeta power when he was only ssj if he went ssj2 or sjj3 or sjj4 he would destroy ssj4 gogeta also gt IS NOT CANNON so really vegito is the most powerful in dragon ball Universe and also I do not hate gogeta he is my 4th favorite character in dragon ball

2 Whis Whis is an anime fictional character from the anime series, Dragon Ball Super, created by Akira Toriyama.

Beerus would absolutely wipe the floor with, say, Vegito (officially stated, you know), and Whis was able to take Beerus out in one move.
Whis is the strongest in the regular fields, only someone capable of absorbing him could win, and even then, Whis moves faster than anyone else shown so far can think, so that may not even work.
As of 2016, Whis is the absolute strongest. Only until they introduce a new, even stronger character, or Goku/Vegeta complete their training, will we have competition.

Whis has trained beerus, and reversed time! Also he's able to create any structure he wants and can travel ligth years in minutes! He's definitely more powerful than anyone in the 7th universe.

How is Whis this low? In Battle Of Gods Beerus wrecked most of the z warriors and only had to use 70% against SSJG Goku and Whis knocked out Beerus with a single chop to the neck. As well as that in Resurrection F Whis was easily avoiding and countering base Goku and vegeta's attacks, base Goku and vegeta with god ki might I add. The only people who could rival Whis is his sister Vados (Who is arguably stronger) and possibly SSJGSSJ Vegito the latter of which is unlikely to happen.

Ok, there's no doubt that Whis is the strongest,
Bills beats Goku when Goku goes ALL OUT but Whis just karate chops Bills and one hits Bills. Imagine what would happen if Whis karate chops Goku? Goku would probably die or nearly!

I'm surprised that Whis is #11... probably because of the DBZ newbs that havn't watched the movie. YOu should really watch Battle of the Gods.

3 Goku Son Goku (Kakarrot) is the main protagonist in Dragon Ball franchise created by Akira Toriyama in 1984. He has many abilities like, super strength, utilization of ki, flight, teleportation, super speed, enhanced reflexes, and Super Saiyan transformation that increase strength, speed, and durability. ...read more.

Are you serious! Goku super sayain 4 is way stronger than Vegeta could never be. Goku beat even majin Vegeta. He beat Vegeta multiple times. Vegeta never stood a chance. The only time Vegeta won was the first time they fought. Goku is the one who beats all of the strongest villains. Even Vegeta himself admitted that Goku is much stronger than him. Vegeta was inferior to Frieza, Buu, Cell, Broly and so many others. Goku is the one that beat Frieza, Buu, Broly and everyone else but Cell and that other guy that Gohan had to take care of himself. But seriously, anyone who truly knows this show knows that Goku is not only the very main character, but the most powerful character on the whole show!

Goku should not be number six on this list, that is complete bollocks. If we're talking by the end of the manga (which is canon, whereas GT is not) Goku will be stronger than Mystic Gohan by a lot. This is 10 years later after the events with Majinn Buu, and remember that Gohan doesn't ever keep up with his training unless he has to. Goku hadn't even mastered SSJ3 yet and the gap between them wasn't big at all, so as fpr all this talk that Gohan would still beat Goku by the end of Z, after then years of training is stupid. Way too many stupid and blind Gohan and Vegeta fans giving the show a bad name. I read the manga and I've watched the anime over 10 times. Start paying respect where it's due. Also if you're going to keep using examples from GT, then look at the state of Gohan n Vegeta in that. Vegeta's pedophile mustache and Gohan looks like Japanese Clark Kent. AKA Clark Bent.

This list in my opinion should not have fused characters and should not have all different forms of characters such as ssj3 goku instead they should all come under the base form; in this case by me voting for goku I am also voting for ssj3 goku and so on for gohan and vegeta etc. Anyways Goku will always be the strongest; he may not be by the end of DBZ but if he had to become strong and fast enough to defeat ultimate gohan he would do. The whole point of Dragon Ball is that the goku who represents good and determination will always overcome the evil when it comes down to it. This may not always be alone; as there is a huge emphasis on friendship and the importance of If it came down to it where it was goku against an enormous evil power that he initially paled in comparison to he would strive and grow above and beyond it to lead the way of good over evil. So this is why goku has my vote.

I see people saying that ultimate gohan is stronger than goku SS3 but according to the manga this is just not true. Gohan got his ass kicked by boo with the power of gotenks + piccolo. Later on the story Goku SS3 fights Boo with all his strenght regained (which means Boo+piccolo+gotenks+ultimate gohan) and they have the same level, how could ultimate gohan be stronger?

4 Ultimate Gohan

Let's make a list shall we.

-at age 3, beat an immortal in a fight.
-age 4, stronger than Piccolo and Goku combined.
-may of not looked like it but had a moment where he was equal or had the upper chance when the saiyans arrived.
-had to be knocked out for him to be beaten by Recoome, where as Krillin and Vegeta gave up.
-only one to beat the crap out of Frieza's 2nd, 3rd, and 4th (50%) form.
-turned ssj at 11 years old.
-Goku's equal after training in hyperbolic time chamber (maybe a little weaker
-first to turn ssj2 and beat cell with a one-handed-Kamehameha while injured badly while cell was at about full power.
-although a lot weaker, held his own and almost completely beat Broly on his own.
-one of the only z-fighters to not die
-got even stronger than he was before just by training with Z-sword
-Thanks to Old Kai, became equal to like a ssj3.5, but at least stronger than Goku, as stated in the manga.
-held his own against Super Buutenks ...more

Gohan is just in general had the most potential in dragonball. He was the first to transform into super Saiyan 2 and also defeated cell. The next series nobody could beat super buu. Gohan came down from the Kai planet and just dominated buu. If gohan would've trained as hard and as long as Goku and Vegeta did, there is absolutely no doubt he would be the strongest character in all of dragonball.

It would make sense that gohan would apear to be the strongest even though he did surpass cell and goku's power as a teenager.
The makers of the dragon ball z series made sure to add in more stronger hero's and villan's such as gogeta, vageto and bills although gohan would have been the strongest in the series at some point he has started to fall into 5th place behind bills, goku super saiyn 5 and both gogeta and vageto but in the long run gohan is still my most favorite character.

Ultimate (aka Mystic) Gohan not only is more powerful than a SSJ3 transformation, but is completely stable.
The only reason why it was decided Goku would defeat Kid Buu was because Goku was the 'main guy'.
I love Goku as a character, but if you pitted them both against one another Gohan would dominant simply because he has ascended to a superior form.

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

He's overrated. People said that he's more intelligent than Goku, but I disagree. Many people said Goku is stupid, but he's actually very smart. He's just too naive that it seems like he's stupid. Actually he's one of dbz most intelligent characters, way smarter than Vegeta (Goku is the smartest in my opinion). no one realized that Goku is the only one who've foreseen Cell's intention in the Cell Games, as well as his strategic mind in battles,... Bulma and Gohan are really intelligent themselves and know a lot about technology due to their studying so much, but the most natural intelligent mind must be Goku's.

Vegeta, over Goku? No way...I know a lot of you might be big fans of Vegeta, and I am too. But the whole POINT of Vegeta's character is that he will ALWAYS be weaker than Goku, no matter how much stronger Vegeta may get, he will always be two steps behind Goku. It's a classic literary technique, Vegeta is the foil to Goku. Vegeta is immeasurably arrogant in his power, refuses to acknowledge those he perceives as weaker than himself, and scoffs at the "low class warrior". A "Low class warrior" is symbolism for the everyman, ladies and gents... Meanwhile, Goku is humble, kind, and cares nothing for Vegeta's posturing about the "saiyajin master race". And that's why Vegeta will always lose...he can't get past his arrogance and that is his downfall. Vegeta will NEVER be stronger than Goku.

If you don't buy the (extremely obvious) low class/high class symbolism, than consider this: Goku got to SSJ3. Vegeta didn't. DBZ GT isn't official DB cannon, and thus it isn't real so anything ...more

VEGETA IS NOT THE MAIN CHARACTER. That is the only reason he'll always be a step behind Goku. It DOES NOT mean he's weak -hell no, quite the opposite actually- he just CANNOT be more powerful than the main.

I think it would be incredibly remarkable and exciting if he was ( because FINALLY! SOMETHING NEW HAPPENS). To have him be more powerful or reach a new level of power and form before the main character would be so satisfying because Vegeta trains hard and he's so determined. It wouldn't be something out of the blue because he's always killing himself in the GR so when it happens, we'd all probably be cheering cause we know he deserves it. It'll also shine a light on Bulma's geniusness and proof that no, you don't need to abandon your family every chance you get to train elsewhere to become powerful. It can all happen in your background.

But regardless of not being the most powerful, Vegeta IS the BEST CHARACTER in DBZ and a lot of it is because he's not the most ...more

Vegeta's power level was higher than ss3 gokus during battle of gods even of it was a brief moment. That brief moment no shows us what vegeta is capable of and the power levels he can reach. Also, in the next movie, Akira Toriyam said he was going to be the main character, which means he will certainly get a power boost. We will have to wait and see.

6 Super Gogeta

Gogeta is stronger than Vegito, thus making him the strkngest characterin dbz. Goku stated in his fight with Janemba, "You should be proud of yourself, only Majin Buu has pushed me this far in battle." When Goju turned ssj3. Which means that Janemba is stronger than Buu. And yet Gogeta defeated Janemba with a single attack that included 6 hits. Vegito took a while to defeat Super Buu.. While I understand that that Vegito needed to save his friends, he could have killed Super Buu then revived his friends with the Namekian Dragon Balls. In conclusion, Gogeta also was able to maintain his power and attacks. With his Startdust Breaker attack he was able to unmutate Janemba. Vegito had to manually get inside of Buu to free his friends. Gogeta could have used Stardust Breaker to free his friends.

I do not see why gogeta is not number 1 in this list. He's faster, slightly more powerful, and more bad ass than vegeto and actually takes care of business and doesn't play around like vegeto. Just because the potarra earings are permanent and the fusion dance isn't, this doesn't mean vegeto is stronger than gogeta.

Gogeta is way stronger than Mystic Gohan. He took down Janemba who used his full power, but dies very easily. Should be above Gohan.

He is stronger than anything it is invincible and I know that ultimate superman is really good but super Gogeta is even better.

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

He held back a spirit bomb that contained the power of all the z fighters, ever living being on earth, all of the namekians, the elder kia and supreme kia, king yemma and all of his attendants with goku pushing on it in base form and he was able to over power it and throw it back. Only we goku got his strength back and finished the attact with his (x100) ssj 2 strength was it enough to kill him, after which goku was exhausted again. I put my vote on kid buu.

Kid buu is stronger than Goku ssj3. Goku only defeated him because people gave him the power of the spirit bomb

Come on guys there isn't any real competition for Kid Buu. when he transformed into super buu he absorbed gotenks ss3, gohan,picollo and was about to destroy Goku had he not fused with vegeta with the help of potara earrings

Kid Buu should be second or third. He's awesome

8 SSGSS Vegeta

He is stronger than SSGSS Goku because he got the power him self and Goku got it from others

Not necessarily the strongest but stronger than most of these

9 Goku SS3 Son Goku (Kakarrot) is the main protagonist in Dragon Ball franchise created by Akira Toriyama in 1984. He has many abilities like, super strength, utilization of ki, flight, teleportation, super speed, enhanced reflexes, and Super Saiyan transformation that increase strength, speed, and durability. ...read more.

First thing that pissed me off about this list was that ssj3 Goku was a separate character bas Goku. Next was the fact that Whis is actually the strongest character in dbz at the moment. Then, putting Gohan above Goku is ridiculous enough. Goku would've been able to beat kid buu at full power. Kid Buu has been stated by the characters in DBZ to be the strongest form of Buu. Gohan got totalled by Buu with Gotenks absorbed. Thus Goku is stronger than Gohan. I know what you're thinking, 'But Goku was getting beat up by Gotenksbuu too. ' Well we've been shown that sometimes Goku has some pretty silly motivations for the things he does, like, for example not killing Kid Buu (who, lets not forget is the strongest form of Buu) when he had the chance cause he wanted Vegeta to have a go. So, we can assume, that Goku didn't see a need to kill Buu himself when there was someone there to fuse with. Maybe he didn't want to take all the glory. Maybe he wanted somebody else to be able to say that ...more

I just think he strong because he took down Janemba. (I thought that was pretty cool) Anyway, he also looks super cute in that form.

Goku just can't be beat nobody can stop him. Not Cooler, Frieza, Meta Cooler, BROLY, or even Buu

Stop making multiple entries for forms.

10 Bills

If you have seen the movie you would propably know that Goku was forced to say "I quit" by Bills. More comes when Bills graped Buu and defeated him and the rest of the Goku's family including Gotenks. And later on Bills reveals that it takes 6 super sayians to create a super sayian god which only brougt Bills power to just 70%. So basically he is the strongest known Dbz AFTER WHIS his own trainer.

He defeated android 18 with a simple move, then defeated piccolo and tien with a couple of chopsticks, defeated ssj3 goku by touching him, beat gotenks by spanking him a little, defeated mystic gohan and majin buu in half a second, defeated vegeta in 1 second, and all of it with a smile. and then he defeated ssj god with 70% percent of his power. the only two who are stronger than him are whis and the unbeatable wasabi (jk about the wasabi).

Bills takes on ultimate gohan with a kick. Easily can take super vegito and he isn't even as strong as whis which is his master and takes him out with a chop. So easily bills

He is the most power full character.This is because he need only 1% of his to defeat goku ssj3 and 70% to beat ssj god. So he can beat super vegito and gogeta.

The Contenders
11 SS God Goku

The third strongest in my opinion. Much weaker than Bills who is weaker than Whis.

Goku has appeared 3 times already...

Goku is most powerful...

He is practically invincible except for when the god powers run out

12 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.

He is so good. 'God Of Destruction' is well deserved!

13 Super Buu (Gohan absorbed)
14 Future Trunks
15 Golden Frieza

He is an God to an he beat Goku many times also lord beerus fears Frieza b/c he so strong.And lord beerus stronger than Goku.

Should be top ten for sure is uber strong but however ssjgss vegetal/Goku, whis and bills are stronger

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

She's currently the most powerful being in the DB universe. The sexism in DB makes her rated below Whis, whom she trained and is a little weaker than she is ( like the case of Cyborg #17 and Cyborg #18).

She's Whis's elder sister and martial arts teacher and surpassed him in term of power.

She's Whis's elder sister and martial arts teacher. She surpassed him in term of power.

1.Zeno
2.Vados
3.Whis
4.Goku
5.Zanmatsu
6.Vegeta
7.Frieza (though if he trained a bit more, he'd probably surpass Whis and Vados)

17 Gohan Son Gohan is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball manga series created by Akira Toriyama. Gohan is introduced as the first son of the protagonist Goku, and his wife Chi-Chi, in chapter #196 Kakarrot, first published in Weekly Sh┼Źnen Jump magazine on October 24, 1988. Chi-Chi is a strict and protective ...read more.

Gohan is a baby when he is protected in goku's baby sling! He should get older and later swings on vines and branches

The kid who killed cell! If he didn't study he would be stronger then Goku.

I would say that gohan is a very powerful and potential hidden power out of the other characters

He have hidden powers

18 Super Buu (Gotenks and Piccolo Absorbed)
19 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 isn't the strongest character in the series, but he definitely has the most potential and talent.
He was born with a power level of 10,000 the power level of Prime King Vegeta.
Goku was born with a power level of only 2.
Just think about it what if Broly had put the same time in training as Goku did.
He would've reached Legendary Super Saiyan 3 in no time.
Legendary Super Saiyan = Super Saiyan 1.5-2.5.
Super saiyan 2 doubles the Saiyan's powwr level at super saiyan.
So if Broly put in the work and reached legendary super saiyan 2.
He would be as strong as Goku Super Saiyan 3.
Broly toys with his opponents and his fight are always handicapped.
Damn they should've had a broly saga.

Broly is the hulk for the dbz universe. 4 super saiyans couldn't beat him, he was barely trying against vegeta, piccolo, gohan, trunks and Goku. And when he fought gohan at super saiyan 2 he was toying with him even when gohan got mad (wich in theory gohan taps into his hidden power) when he found out videl was hurt. Broly owns and we can all agree that we haven't seen Broly's full power yet and if you still disagree Broly was destroying galaxies not planets galaxies

If your including the movies Broly is definitely the strongest. He is pretty much invincible with unlimited power. He was well above anyone at the time he was created. When his power gets high enough he is at or above the level of Super Saiyan God Goku or even bills. As a newborn he had a higher power level than anyone up until freiza and survived and saved his father from an exploding planet.

Aside from fusions, broly is the most powerful dbz character, his power level is way above kid buu and kid buu can take out ultimate gohan, goku ssj3 and vegeta ssj2. Broly's power is limitless and his power keeps growing no matter what and if he gets angry it grows even more, the only reason he died is because akira toriyama didn't want to end the series with broly killing everyone

20 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 ...read more.

No he is not the strongest which is obvious because Goku first beat him while Goku was only a regular ss. Then Trunks beat him too.

The original strongest

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

Common all of you guys how can you forget this monster he toyed with Goku ssj4 and vegeta ssj4 he should be on no.4 or 5.

Why no one said anything about Omega Shenron? I think he is also strong :/

22 God Vegeta

This character does not yet exist in the dragon ball universe so dose not have any power

He's only little bit weaker than God Goku god vegeta is the 2 strongest in the world

23 SSGSS Goku

Worst list I have ever seen of course Goku is the second strongest after whis

24 Super Janemba

Janemba can crush ssj3 Goku and ssj2 vegeta and is as strong as buuhan which means he is stronger than mystic gohan that is why he is the Best. And if you did not know this, janemba's can regenerate remember pikkon insulted and cracked his skin but he regenerated from it he is truly the. Best better than ultimate gohan

Broly would beat his ass

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

He is very powerful

Future Trunks is the most badass characters in DBZ he killed Frieza in one episode

He defeated android 18 and 17 in the future timeline and also cell and executed 14

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