Best Dragon Ball Z Characters

The Top Ten

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

He's my favorite because he like that real bad dude with this chill composure. Yea yea, aside from his arrogance, pride, underestimation of threats, inability to control his pride where needed, he's the boss. Yes he may act like he doesn't care for anyone around him but we all know he would fight for his family to the very end( least to his very end). His only downfall is his inability to choose judgement over pride when fighting important battles eg. Cell. Oh and, not to brag and all, but we all know he had the best character development in the entire franchise from DBZ no cap. We all know that. No point in denying it. No shame in accepting the facts either. ;)

Vegeta is absolutely my favorite character. With a strong, sturdy, and gruff attitude, he is a tough opponent to beat and a worthy, although questionable, ally. His romance with Bulma is perhaps the mark of how he began to grow softer, and she worked wonders on his heart! He has goodness deep inside of him, as shown by his noble sacrifice during the Majin Buu Saga. He is a seasoned and powerful warrior with an extreme (and highly amusing) ego, as well as the soft side we all know exists.

Vegeta's dedication is undeniably far above than anyone elses. Kakarot achieved his super saiyan transformation while training under 100x gravity for what, 6 days? Vegeta relentlessly trained under 300x gravity and exceeding 400x gravity over 4 or more years and then traveled through space, far and wide training with meteors for so long to find the mother of all meteors to which he mustered his remaining strength to destroy. Only then, through his passionate anger did he achieve his super saiyan transformation. Kakarot was practically born with indefinite potential that's always easily obtained while Vegeta struggled his entire life alone only to be on par with him. He has transcended his limits like no other. A sentiment as deep as this, "What has more meaning than your own strength? " can only be fully understood by Vegeta.

With this, is his pride, not just arrogance for vanity's sake, no, it's much more noble than that. Deep within Vegeta's core is his self-respect, his ...more

Of all characters in DBZ Vegeta is my favorite. Yes he's arrogant, proud, prideful, reclusive and VERY stubborn but he's also extremely smart, serious, tactical and a very powerful ally.

Akira Toriyama designed him to be different from the other characters. He wanted you to get a sense of how alien Vegeta is (because he is an alien) by giving him the tanned skin tone, reddish brown hair and English names for his signature moves: I.E. big Bang Attack, Final Flash, Final Explosion, Final Shine, Galick Gun (supposed to be Garlic gun). ((If you notice, everyone elses' signature moves are in Japanese)). Those qualities defiantly set Vegeta apart from all the other characters in DBZ.

I don't like how drastic of a change that funimation (worse) and Ocean made to what the DBZ characters actually say in the ORIGINAL Japanese version. In my opinion he doesn't talk as cocky as he does in the English version (note: "as cocky"). I like to watch DBZ in Japanese dub only ...more

2 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. more.

Many people may think that Goku is a boring character, and consider his character to be unchanged throughout DBZ, but I disagree. I can see him mature from an innocent little boy to a great hero protecting the ones he loves, he strives to get better and be the strongest, continuously fighting for what he believes is right. Still, his character development is shallow compared to his son's, Vegeta's, or Piccolo's, but what makes Goku great is the influence he has on the anime industry, as well as his meanings to little children all around the world. He truly motivated me and countless children to be better, work harder and never gives up, helped us overcome our fears and fights for loved ones as well as justice. Therefore, Goku has become an anime icon that will last forever in people's hearts, and in my humble opinion, the greatest anime character of all time. He is the most inspiring character I've ever seen.

He may not be a true hero, but I like that he cares for his friends, they help him push beyond his limits. That's why I can tolerate Goku in Super. He's very interesting and very kind.

He's the best period no one can compete with him so they should not even try because he would crush them and leave them in the dust

Son Goku is the character who broke the mold. In a generation that was populated by tough, gruff emo dudes, Goku came along as a small, cheerful, carefree character who has defined Japanese anime since his first appearance. He was the inspiration for characters like Naruto and Luffy (Naruto and one piece respectively) and continues to be widely considered as the greatest anime character of all time. Too many heroes today are the quiet, strong, angry type (example : Vegeta) while Goku continues to be the happy-go-lucky, carefree definition of purity and power. Son Goku = Greatest, strongest, coolest character in the history of entertainment.

My absolute favourite. With a badass, serious, enthusiastic attitude on the battlefield and a happy-go-lucky, cheerful, positive and optimistic personality as well as his kind-hearted nature, Goku has always been known for his ability to make villains switch sides and warm the hearts of the people around him, make them feel secured and happy. He has motivated millions of readers all over the world. Just being around him makes people feel safe and delighted by the friendly atmosphere surrounding him.

3 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.

Piccolo had the entire Vegeta redemption arc in a way far cleaner and more subtle than the spiky-haired saiyan. He went from being pure evil, literally all bad and more monstrous in heart than Frieza could dream to be, to be one of the Earth's three greatest protectors.

Think about that. He went from existing as the incarnation of evil with the sole purpose of avenging his father, the Demon King Piccolo Daimo, to babysitting and helping to raise the son of the one he was born to kill.

He gave up his identity to ensure that which he cared for would be safe, threw away his life to save Gohan without hesitation when he came to Namek he could've left. He could've gone anywhere else and been rid of them all.

But he stayed. He went and fought Frieza.

He was the redeemed monster before Vegeta ever was.

He's better and more developed than vegeta, piccolo was able to kill goku and vegeta never could all vegeta is a copy cat of piccolo and goku but worse the reason that vegeta is alive is because of the arrogant fans that relate to him and Akira toriyama and other people try to make him likable but its just overrated vegeta and the whole new saiyans are overrated... sorry I really needed to get this off my chest hope people agree with me but I'm sure there are I've met them before

Piccolo is honestly my favorite for being a villain at the start to becoming sort of an anti hero to a father and sensei to Gohan. He is what could’ve been before Vegeta

I love all dbz characters but I love piccolo the most he has been the most awesome dbz character of all time (in my opinion) without him everyone would be dead maybe he did die 3 times but those were all sacrifices and without him everyone would be dead and gohan would be weaker than he is
He is a mean green but-kicking machine

4 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 Shōnen Jump magazine on October 24, 1988. Chi-Chi is a strict and protective more.

Gohan is the absolute best.

He is the first guy to pierce saiyan armor! (Remember he didn't even have any training and stuff).

He fought Frieza when he was just a kid.

He totally defeated cell when he was a teen.

He was stronger than Buu even! It was only when Buu absorbed Piccolo that he was shown to be slightly weaker. He is truly a gift fighter, like his father and his emotions gave him that extra edge. However, he lacks the killer instinct a true saiyan has, like Goku and Vegeta, and that's what makes him more human and acceptable character in my opinion.

Gohan's power level constantly increases the more he's pushed. If Toriyama had gone with his original idea of making him the main character after the Cell saga, you bet he would be number one on each of these power lists. His powers are grounded in his emotions, so they increase rather than decrease during the course of a battle. In other words... He's a BADASS.

-Constantly growing hidden powers.
-Took out Garlic Jr. At like, 3 or 4.
-Alternate counterpart defended Earth against the androids until age 23.
-First juvenile Super Saiyan.
-First half-breed to acheive SSJ.
-Only unfused demi-Saiyan to acheive SSJ2.
-KILLED CELL. (In your face, Hercule! )
-Two words: One-handed Kamehameha.
-Went head to head with Broly at 18.
-Killed Frieza in less than 5 seconds.
-Stronger than Super Buu before the absorption of Gotenks and Piccolo.
-With his Mystic form, Gohan is officially the strongest unfused fighter at the end of DBZ.

Gohan The Badass, my favourite in Dragon Ball Z and also favourite anime male! Gohan is orginally a crybaby, always protected and cared for by his loving parents. After undergoing harsh training methods of Piccolo, he became tougher, and fought alongside everyone against enemies though he's just 5. He became stronger and stronger, till he managed to unlock his enormous potential and hidden power, surpassing even his almighty father in the process. He turned into that badass 9-year-old kid who whooped Cell's ass like a boss. I find it awesome how Akira wrote his character, for such a pacifist like him to become somewhat ruthless after his SSJ2 transformation ( by the way that transformation is amazing. Those lightning sparks are truly epic ). What made him even more interesting, is his decision to continue to live peacefully as a normal high school student afterwards. This made him gain a lot of haters, but actually it fits his character. I like how he could manage to enjoy his ...more

This was hard, because I love Vegeta's determination and effort to become stronger, and I love Goku's happy-go-lucky attitude and humor, but I have to admit I've always been a Gohan fan (mainly because if you tick him off you're done for) Gohan is such a gentle natured, friendly guy, I think he has the most respectable attitude. Yet, if you get him angry, watch out! He's gone up against and pummeled most of the strongest villians they have come across, one time or another after he got angry enough, and like it's been said before, once he becomes Mystic Gohan he's the strongest unfused character in the end of Dragon Ball Z, and he doesn't have to get angry as before to unleash this power, and he can keep that power for a lot longer compared to Super Saiyan 3 Goku or Super Saiyan 2 Vegeta, whose upper super saiyan transformations (which still can't match just good old Mystic Gohan's power) makes them tire out much faster. For these reasons, to me, he is the best.

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

You've got to be REALLY cool to pull off a name like Trunks and still be remembered for being awesome. Plus you've got to give him a whole lot of credit for never giving up hope even when the poor kid's entire timeline got ruined. His present timeline version is nice too, but falls flat in comparison to future Trunks.

Oh, and the fight against Frieza and King Cold. He accomplished in a single episode what Goku and the rest couldn't do in an entire SEASON. He doesn't let his ego or thirst for good fights or whatever affect him. He actually gets it done, and for a series as amazing albeit long-drawn as dbz tends to be, that's something we can appreciate.

Trunks was completely awesome. From his cool entrance into the series to his statement exit. He was the toughest character because he had grown up in a future where all his loved ones were killed. He lived in a post apocalyptic world that he made his business to protect. He made such a great impact on the show within the short period he was there (Future Trunks). He could have been a great main character if they gave him his own series in the future. In the end, Trunks is my favorite character because he took no nonsense and always worked to kill an oppenent as quickly as possible. He was the best..

Trunks is one of my favorite characters. I love all versions, including future Trunks, present Trunks, and present teen Trunks. Present Trunks' laid back attitude makes him especially my favorite. He may be a saiyan, but he seems to be the most optimistic (Besides Goku, of course) about things that just look impossible. Future Trunks was also a great character, just Vegeta being his father made the plot so much better. It was great to see him kick Frieza's butt.

Future Trunks is a weak will guy who is so stupid that he made himself buffed and slow like a snail, and considered cheating right after the situation seems to be a bit worse; whilst Kid Trunks is the typical spoilt rich kid who thinks that he's the center of the universe! Guess we can't expect any better from a family named after undergarments smh Bulma is the only decent part in that pathetic family... Or, to put it more particular, her BOOBS are the only decent part about that pathetic family EXTRA LOL!

6 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 best as he is a galactic overload space tyrant. He is practically most cruel and popular villain in the entire dragon ball franchisee. Not just that, he give goku the longest fight in the entire anime history. If just Frieza kill Goku instead of Krillin, then no force in the entire universe can stop him from total destruction as he probably destroy the entire planet earth so cell and majin buu won't even get chance to introduce, and if cell and majin buu is not even introduced, then whom can defeat Frieza in the entire universe?

Frieza is a villain who deserves to be the best not in just dbz, db resurrection f and potentially db super ( as stated by the series author ), but in the entire ANIME INDUSTRY. His unique personality; his ruthless and arrogant nature; his sadistic nature, its all nothing less then best. He without any argument possesses all the needed qualities needed to be the best villain of all. No, he possesses the quality needed to be more than just perfect! The unique character Frieza is, can never be rivaled even in the best and the legendry DRAGON BALL FRANCHISE. HAIL TO LORD Frieza!

Frieza killed almost all of the Saiyan race, almost all the Namekians, Vegeta, Krillin (but that's not to hard to do) Dende, planet Vegeta, and planet Namek. Also in his new Golden form he kicked 2 times more but than before but he does not like losing, especially if you are a saiyan, or if you defy "Lord Frieza". In conclusion if he does not like you your dead but if you beat him in any margin he will cunningly fill the gap between his loss to his victory in the most cruel way he sees fit.

Friezas is just awesome he held his own against a super saiyan for the most part and survived severe injuries that would kill just about anybody else. He is a master at a lot of techniques and most of all he is so powerful he has to weaken himself to keep from killing people to fast and destroy planets at his weakest form.

7 Bulma Bulma is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball manga series created by Akira Toriyama. Bulma is the most significant female character in the series.

It was amazing watching Bulma grow up. She's always badass on her own terms. She might not throw a punch or a kick to the villains, but unlike other warriors she never becomes useless thanks to her brain and engineering skills. Kudos to the lady who invented time travel, created some of the first interplanetary spaceships, was an awesome single mom, hacked scouters and domesticated Vegeta. Go deux ex Bulma!

No Android 18 is. She's far more badass and much less annoying than Bulma.

This character does not get enough love. I know the show's misogynistic writers used her for a lot of filler material that turned her into a bit of a joke, and I know her accomplishments are always downplayed as compared to the male characters around her, but the other characters would all be dead without her. And she definitely deserves to be higher on this list than that perv Master Roshi who sexually harasses her and never did anything useful after training Goku.

Honestly Bulma is amazing. Not only is she hilarious and witty, but she is a genius as well creating a laser gun at 5 and a portable dragon radar at 16 as well as repairing alien technology and making a time travelling machine. Constantly she stands up against others vastly stronger then her and tries to reason with them. Simply put, Bulma never backs down from a challenge!

Bulma may be physically one of the weakest characters in the series, but she's secretly the most powerful in terms of exerting an actual influence over the course of history. None of the other characters would even be alive without her dragon radar, and she's developed technology that can ultimately create whole new worlds (the time machine). Only Zeno can do more than that.

8 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.

That jaw line.

I easily prefer Cell over any DBZ villain, way better than Frieza/Freeza in my opinion.

Great personality and great power, and beats Goku twice.

Frieza was ruthless and evil, Buu was unimaginably powerful, but Cell, on the other hand, was perfect. His powers were cooler as well. He could do anything Frieza could but better, same applies to most Z fighters. His offspring were at least as strong as Vegeta and he could produce them without trouble. Lastly, the gap between Buu and Cell is much much less than the gap between Frieza and Cell.

Cell is my favorite as he uses his smarts and cunning to outsmart some people. He is even told by Goku he is stronger then him and he has a cool design. Am I the only one who liked Semi-Perfect Cell? Plus, we saw his story from DEAD START TO DEAD FINISH (Larve form to Perfect form to Hell) Unlike "SOME" other people who we see from like 20 years old.

Then Goten (he is cute)

I love Cell, he is just perfect.
-Perfect color pallet
-Perfect voice
-Perfect personality
-Perfect design

He is just perfect, change my mind.

9 Krillin Krillin (クリリン, Kuririn) is a supporting protagonist in the Dragon Ball manga, and the anime series Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT and Dragon Ball Super. more.

Sure he died like 8 times but this guy also managed to do a lot. He’s really strong and sweet. He even married Android 18 which most fans thought of as the hottest character.

Krillin is -and always has been- my favorite character all throughout my 16 years of being a fan of the Dragonball series. I may be biased because he was my first fictional crush (ironically, Android 18 was my second), but he's just got the personality of someone I would want to spend my time around. He's got a lot of determination, cares for his friends, and has a good sense of humor.

"The strongest human alive, married a never aging hot girl, cut of Frieza's tale...

seriously, what makes Krillin so great is that he knows he isn't as strong as the opponents he's fighting, but he still goes and fights them just to protect his friends. REMEMBER, EVERY TIME KRILLIN DIES, HE"S DYING TO PROTECT YOU

Krillin is the representation of hope and perseverance. He isn't the strongest, or the coolest, or the tallest, or the fastest, but he still always fights till the end, providing all sorts of humour and good times along the way.
Plus he scored android 18. RESPECT.

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

Bar dock was the original super saiya, Goku' father, a ridiculously cool underdog, and ultimately just an amazing character. Sure, Goku and Vegeta fight to get stronger and be the best, but Bardock fights simply to survive, and to kill his opponent, plus he was the only saiyan besides of time to have the balls to fight Frieza, this gives his character a rawness that is unlike any other character, not to mention the fact that we only saw his character during Bardock Father of Goku and the Episode of Bardock. If you ask me Bardock deserves more than that, he deserves a series or at least a story arc dedicated to him. Bardock has and always will be my favorite and the best character in my opinion. You are in titled to your own opinion and I respect but you should know that BARDOCK IS AWESOME!

Everyone says that bardock is overrated but that is completely wrong. Krill em over bardock is ridiculous. Bardock was a low class soldier but he had the most heart. After his crew was destroyed he deliberately took friezas crew down by himself... Which was very hard or merely impossible rather to do back in those days. He was the first person to stand up to frieza and he was all by himself. He wears the red headband which many people don't know that it's his former comrades blood he wears in honor by his deceased partner

Bardock is the original super saiyan, without him Goku would have never been BORN! Also he cares for his crew, he's a badass, he looks like a badass, and he has a scar on his face and everybody knows tat your automatically cool if you have a scar on your face- well except if your Yamcha he's useless, he wears his best friend's arm band as a bandana to honor his crew, and he had ta balls to go up against Frieza BY HIMSELF back when it actually mattered. You could say he had Dragon Ball


Bardock is the original super saiyan, and quite possibly the original ssj god. He single handedly took on freiza himself, in the hope of redemption. He is, by saiyam standards, a saint, he cares a great deal about his team mates and family. He stole an escape pod to save his son in Minus and refused to escape with him, saying freiza would be able to track them using scouters. He is an anti hero with an extra shot of hero. He loved his wife, Gine as well as both his sons, which is also extremely rare for saiyans. He is also a super saiyan and that means he is, by some measure, good.

The Contenders

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

Vegito is the strongest. People who think gogeta would win should check their facts. They mostly say that gogeta is stronger because he has more forms but this is about the characters themselves. Vegito did not have enough time to increase in strength because of buu's weird stomach. Also Goku has to be equal to vegeta while vegito had know such limitations. Also gogeta has a time limit depending on the strength of the fusion while vegito is permanent.

Strongest character by the way toriyama planed it. He has the cockyness of vegeta and the goodness of gokus heart. I love the way he teases buu, like a cat playing with a mouse before the kill. Plus he is not as dumb as goku and inconsiderate as vegeta. Vegito ROCKS!

Goku's not dumb. He's just oblivious since he never went to school.

What's this guys! I mean you all like vegeta right or maybe goku. their power levels have met and created the warrior who:
- Played around with Majin BuuHan
- Sent Destroy Everything! Sphere into space with a kick in his base form
- Forced Buu to absorb himself so he could save Gotenks, Piccolo, Gohan, Good Buu
- Kicked Everyone's Ass
I know that Vegito has only been around for 5 or 6 episodes but he kicked everyone's ass in a short limit of time

Vegeta and Goku are my favourite characters as it is, but Vegito? He takes what makes both of them so awesome, (Vegeta's cockiness and Goku's sense of humor), he is also probably the most hilarious character in the entire series.


12 Tien Shinhan Town is an anime fictional character from the anime series, Dragon Ball Z, created by Akira Toriyama.

Aside from Piccolo, Tien is the strongest non-Saiyan on the team.

Don't forget, he was able to help stall when Nappa and Vegeta attacked earth, and had enough power to temporarily keep Semi-Perfect Cell at bay. He even was able to assist in the Buu Saga.

I liked Tien's fighting style. I just wish humans could reach Saiyan levels of power in DBZ... I would have loved to see a stronger Tien fight Vegeta or Goku later in the series.

For being a human and thus having real limitations of power, Tien did more than his fair share.

Tien was Goku's rival before Vegeta, and arguably had more potential than him. He was much much weaker during the King Piccolo saga, but he managed to recover and slightly overpower weighted goku in the 23rd tournament. Tien was unable to train with all the masters, use kaioken, and exploit zenkais, and unlock ssj forms like the Goku was, which is why he was so underrated. He was a complete badass in Dragon Ball, second only to Goku, Piccolo Jr. And Kami. He completely tanked Cyborg Tao's super dodon ray, and pretty much one shotted him even after having his chest cut open. He became obscure in Dbz, but his neo tri beam is arguably the best ki technique, and it is simply put, impossible that Krillin is stronger than him at any time besides during the Frieza saga. Tien is a beast, and he is at least as strong as Frieza during the Buu saga.

Tien is highly underrated. He should be higher. I loved him in Dragon Ball and (besides Piccolo) he is the strongest non- Saiyan of the group. And that's a high achievement considering Piccolo is pretty strong and Tien was actually able to push CELL. His fighting style is wonderful!

Come on, Why is Tien so low, He is awesome and Underrated, mainly since he is weaker but he is still awesome. Tri-Beam is one of the best DBZ attacks and Neo Tri-Beam is even better, and those attacks are both his, So he is an overall awesome character

13 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.

Okay, so, let's look at his track record.

Survived being stabbed in the chest as a baby.

Escaped an exploding planet by making an energy shield.

Took a kick from Vegeta as if it was nothing, in restricted super saiyan form.

Destroyed a planet with one barely charged, probably ordinary, ki blast.

Smashed Trunks into a rock, and a building, then he never got up again.

He kicked Goku around for the first half of the fight, and Goku was finally out after a barrage of ki blasts.

Took everyone's punches, kicks, and whatnot, like they were nothing.

Took a Kamehameha to the face, one that could destroy a planet multiple times over.

Personally beat Goku into the ground.

Made Vegeta scared for half of the movie. That IS worthy of mention.

Killed his father, and threw him into the comet heading for the planet.

Survived being blown up from the inside, hit by a comet, and frozen.

Beat up two ...more

This guy has the potential to be strongest dbz character IF he actually trained. I mean think about it, he never actually does training yet beat all z fighters even Goku.

GUY'S A DEMON! Has a power level of 1.4 BILLION (Confirmed via TOEI's 'Daizenshuu 6: Movies & T.V. specials' Production Guide) UNFUSED, with a regenerative energy supply, an energy shield that protects him in extreme environs, formidable rapid fire Ki blasts, the Eraser Cannon blast, and the PLANET BUSTING OMEGA CRUSHER enough SAID, Guy's a living god, with freaked out, super attuned, NATURAL Ki Manipulation. Barring any Buu past the Fat One, the fusions, Super Saiyan 3s (Goku/Gotenks), Ultimate Gohan, or some of the later movie villains, Broly has few equals at the end of the day, One on One he can match Super Saiyan 2s I content readily, his constant supply of Ki and the strength/muscle mass, leads me to believe he's some sort of Ultra Super Saiyan 2 in my humble opinion!

When it comes to Broly he is probably one of the strongest saiyan ever in fact he is the legendary super saiyan. The first movie of Broly was very popular and also it is the third most amazing movie of dragon ball.This character has the potential to be the strongest because he has unlimited KI and always try to keep improving his techniques. In the first movie Goku's super kamehameha was like nothing to him. Broly also took up the whole south galaxy! and in other hand villains like buu and cell has the potential to destroy only the earth.So for me Broly is the best villain ever/

Awesome villain. The only reason he isn't higher on the list, is cause he wasn't canon, and if he was, I'm pretty sure everyone knows he would be way more popular if so. Broly should have replaced Buu. If he did, DBZ would truly be complete. Tyrant. Perfect being. The legendary Super Saiyan. What a great order that is. Too bad it never happened.

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

This is utter bull. Trunks and Goten are equally strong and equally useful / useless, with their helping rescue Vegeta and producing Gotenks, and biasing fans call Kid Trunks powerful and useful and Goten weak and useless. That's low.

Considering his father is the most badass character in anime, Trunks is following his footsteps. He's the most handsomest and badass kid of his generation. More kids should be like him.

This is shocking. Trunks should be above Goten. He's stronger, cuter, smarter, and is the bad ass of the two. Goten follows Trunks like an brainless idiot. Trunks is better than him.

Should be way lower, where his useless sister is. She's always pestering, just like her sibling. Poor Vegeta has to run around taking care of his uselss children, he'd rather have Future Trunks.

15 Android #18

Android 18 is the my favorite women on dragon ball franchise but you don't know what your talking about she never even fought goku and don't stand a chance against goku or vegeta or trunks or gohan at this point and on the movie bojack unbound the Irange haired blue skin girl named zangief is probably just as strong if not better I think you should watch the show more laugh out loud

Sadistic, collected and calm, she's one of the strongest characters in Dbz universe and the strongest female, with the strength to destroy a timeline, infinite energy supply and fatal techniques like Sadistic 18, she's definitely one of the best characters in Dbz.

She's one of the few female characters who can actually fight. She also kicked Vegetas butt and broke his arm when he was a Super Sayain (Which immediately made her one of my favourite characters). Don't get me wrong, I like Vegeta as a character, but it was so satisfying watching him getting his butt whupped and having him (Not to mention his ego) knocked down a peg.

Jinzoningen Juuhachigou is my favorite female anime character. She's badass, she's sassy, she's cool, she's sarcastic, she's a deadly and destructive android that is different from the typical damsels in distress, and she's an interesting character who could have become a villain but chose not to. She's awesome.

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

Without gogeta, heck, everyone would be dead by the hands of super janemba! He had the balls to mess with omega shenron and would've killed him with only 2 energy beams! Way better than vegito, who has too much of vegeta's cocky side. Gogeta has vegetas seriousness and goku's playfulness. Gogeta should be #1!

Gogeta is easily the best Fusion. Vegetto was cocky and full of attitude and took a total of 16:12 minutes to defeat Buuhan, While Gogeta only took 3:25 minutes to defeat Super Janemba. Janemba (His fat form) is easily stronger than Buuhan by a lot. Gogeta really knows how to take a punch.

I think Gogeta the most powerful character in the dragon ball series.

Although Vegito is also a powerful character, but due to he can only go to super Vegito in the series, So I think he is The #1

SSJ3 Gotenks < Buuhan, Super Gogeta is around SSJ3 Gotenks power, while Vegito was toying with Buuhan AT HIS BASE FORM. So it's clear that this overrated fusion dance is weaker than potara

17 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.

You guys need to understand this is not about who is the strongest it is about who the fans like the most. If it was about who was the strongest Whis and Beerus would win, but it's not so yeah...

I'm surprised beers is this low considering he's easily the top 5 most popular characters in the entire franchise.

An awesome new villain as funny as he his powerful. Also the first to defeat Goku. That's worth something.

He destroyed Goku super Sayian 3 like he was nothing. Wow he is strong

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

The author of the series himself stated that if you where to rank the characters Goku, Bills, and Whis. Super saiyan god Goku would be a 6, bills would be a 10, AND WHIS WOULD BE A 15.

So what? A character has to be strong in order for you to like him / her?

I wish whis was no. 3... Number 1 should be VEGETA 2. Bills (beerus) 3 whis would be great... I don't like KAKAROT at all... He is very stupid and lacks intelligence

He is the strongest character in dragon ball history he could take out beerus with just one hit if he needs to.

Powerful yet coolest character of DBZ. He was introduced later maybe that's the reason he is in number 26.

19 Android #17

Android 17 is the best character because he effortlessly took out almost EVERYBODY and he wasn't even using half his strength. Then the fact that he seems to have more depth and personality to him than the other characters. Not to mention the way he maneuvered that van, LOL Seriously, NOBODY can do that but him

Android 17 is the best. He kicks ass he has enough arrogance to rival some Saiyans, he is hot, and he just is so independent and he actually has feelings and doesn't like slaughtering innocent people. He is the best.

In my opinion he's cooler than 18 but due to the lack of screen time and him being a male, he isn't as popular but is a awesome character who is under appreciated and missed used.

This guy has one of the most awesome voices in the show. His personality is so cool! But I wish he became a Z-Fighter like Android 18...

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

Kid Buu, not only was he the strongest of Buu's forms, he was random and unpredictable, to the point of even fallin asleep in battle. Also he's pure... Pure evil maybe, but still pure as he was able to deflect the spirit bomb, not use another attack to stop it, he actually deflected it right back at Goku. Another thing, not only is he pure evil, he's so powerful Goku openly hopes that one day Kid Buu will return as a good person so that they may have a rematch. In the Other World, King Yemma hears Goku's request and makes it come true by having Kid Buu reincarnated as a Human named Uub. That just proves how overall Badass he is.

He should definitely be one of the strongest characters in dragonball history! If not for the namekian dragon balls, he would've killed Goku and vegita!

He's the best out of them all he's my favorite in games and in the epesodes to me he is the strongets of them all he can absorb anyone and cand become more powerful

Kid buu is not strongest buu but the funniest buu

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

He's so cute and kind yet still the most courageous and charismatic leader. A great strategist, he's powerful, funny, tough ( as a result of so many years living on his own in the forest ) with a caring heart that always looks out for his dear friends. He's the nicest friend, yet also the mightiest and scariest warrior, he fights like a thunder with his mind as clear as the sky. The fact that he learned legendary techniques like the Kamehameha after seeing it only once is truly remarkable, showing how bright a child he was. He's also super naive and innocent, which makes him all the more cuter. Not to mention his appetite! Watching the little Monkey Boy growing up days by days among his loving friends and masters, getting stronger and stronger to become Earth's greatest savior and protector ( which he is ) is my greatest pleasure ever. I'm so happy to watch him live on each day with his innocently cute smile splattered on his face like that. It always brings a tear to my eyes and ...more

He's like the original Sun Wukong in Journey to the West who he was named after, cheerful, mischievous and adventurous, while courageous, tough and occasionally a bit ruthless when fighting, as opposed to his merciful future self.

Goku is a Dragon Ball Character not a DBZ Character! If this was a Top 10 Dragon Ball Characters it would probably be Goku and Bulma then others after.

The cutest kid ever! Kid Goku was hilarious, kind, strong as well as brave with an innocent mind and nothing but courage and purity in his heart.

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

The reason the show began. Goku would still be living in the jungle if Shenron didn't exist because Bulma brought him along to look for the Dragon Balls so she could get a wish from him.

Without him goku piccolo krillin etc. would not even be alive! Most people don't see him as a main character but think how many episodes/movies has shenron been in? Enough said.

I think the earth would be doomed without him. Plus, dragons rule anyway. He is without a doubt the most important character in the show.

The strongest character of all anime come on he can bring you back to life!

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

I have commented on Raditz before, but it's just because I love him so much! He's drop dead sexy and I love him to death! And he's not weak because when fighting Goku and Piccolo, he did have the upper hand for most of the fight. He even blew Piccolo's arm off. I don't care what anyone says, Raditz rules and I really don't think that anyone is a bigger Raditz fan than ME! I LOVE you Raditz!

Raditz has been my favorite anime character ever since I started watching anime back in the 90's. I thought he looked so cool and acted so badass. I am very mad he didn't get more screentime as his character lent himself to a far larger role than someone like Vegeta

I like Raditz he looks so awesome with his long black hair and I thought he had a lot of potential, I've always wanted to see him as a super Saiyan. It's uch a shame he was killed off so early...

Even though he is weak he gets the best of goku which shows how smart he is. He could keep getting injured and getting healed then defeat omega shenron.

24 Master Roshi Master Roshi is an anime fictional character from the anime series, Dragon Ball Z, created by Akira Toriyama.

Roshi was a great teacher, even with his perverted old mind. He's not as strong as the Z fighters (even krillin at the start of Z is stronger than him), nor was the one who taught Goku the spirit bomb, fighting with aura, instant transmission, etc. But there's a reason Goku and Krillin still wear the uniform of the old turtle hermit. I love that Roshi didn't just teach Goku and Krillin the correct way to fight, but the reason WHY. Not to mention he's the creator of the most popular technique in Dragonball Z history and the one who taught the Kamehameha to Goku.

He's ultra perverted, but he's a master with a heart of gold. He truly cares for his students.
In DBZ they mostly show the perverted side of him, but watch the original Dragon Ball series and you'll see a brilliant teacher who is extremely caring towards his little students and always wants the best for them.

The greatest master of all. The first, most original, with a kind and warm heart. He's really caring and is an awesome character, if you could look past his outer perverted tendencies.

Master Roshi was the original master, and he was the start to the training done by all the z fighters and with out him they would not be the same fighting machines.

It just sucks that master roshi has become more generic in the dbz series

25 Future Gohan Future Gohan is an anime fictional character from the anime series, Dragon Ball Z, created by Akira Toriyama. He is featured in the alternate timeline counterpart of Gohan.

Imma go with Future Gohan since everybody goes for the usual Vegeta, Goku, Teen Gohan & Future Trunks. Why I like Future Gohan, he took on the mentor role like Piccolo to teach the next generation Trunks, that's what it's all about. He grew up around grown men and now he's the last warrior left. Not to mention he held his own against the androids with one arm. Amazing development of one of the most innocent characters in an alternate and darker future.

He gives up his dreams for the sake for a better tomorrow... even going so far to sacrifice himself.

Yes, he's another incarnation of Gohan, but the idea that he stands for makes him all the better.

Here's my favorite, and I mean FAVORITE, quote from DBZ.

'You know you can't win! You can't destroy what I really am! Even if you manage to kill this body, someone even stronger would surface and take my place! Not one death will go unaccounted for, not one! '

Although Gohan may die, his ideas will go on to change the future.

Although this incarnation of Gohan has a short screen time, he manages to make a huge impact in our hearts.

THE INCREDIBLE GOHAN! I loved this guy! They have to make another movie or something with him in it. He was awesome and if I bet he was in more things, lots of people would like him. I mean he helped Trunks out a lot and he trained him and his death caused Trunks to turn SUPER! I really want more of him and soon, somehow and someway even though he is dead. But now that I realize it, that it wouldn't be popular and if there was a return of Gohan it still wouldn't be good so I really don't know. I guess I will just have enjoy the parts he was in the special.

Future Gohan reminded me a lot of Son Goku. They both tried really hard and were overall nice guys and would anything to protect Earth. Future Gohan really did his best to be like his father. I remember when Gohan gave the last Senzu Bean to Trunks and before he gave it to Trunks he said "Now Gohan, what would your father do." Goku would have been really proud to see this part of Gohan because he was NOT AT ALL like the Gohan from the present timeline. I just can't believe he is this far behind from lots of other characters

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