Best Dragon Ball Z Series-only Villains

Best villains from DragonBall Z, NOT INCLUDING THE MOVIE VILLAINS. There's a separate list for villains in the movies such as Janemba and Broly

The Top Ten

1 Zarbon Zarbon

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.

Zarbon is the most ruthless henchman in Dragon Ball universe and he's also the most intricately designed.

It's great how Zarbon suggested and set up the Saiyan planet to get wiped out by his Master Frieza and continued to serve loyally until the brutal end.

Zarbon was the one member of Frieza's forces who had the most accomplishments and major role and deserves way more credit for toppling Vegeta and suggesting the eradication of the Saiyan race as well as maintaining a level-headed and calm demeanor all the while.

2 Dodoria Dodoria

Fierce and brutish, Dodoria is a ruthless warrior who shows no mercy and I love him for it!

Dodoria slaughtered the Namek elders and children, butchered Bardock's elites and defeated Bardock with a single mouth blast, and Gohan and Krillin barely ran away from his wrath; knew he was one of the best villains all along!

Vicious and brutal, he had Bardock's team executed, ruthlessly butchered the Nameks in search of the Dragon Balls, and revealed the secret of the Saiyan genocide to Vegeta.

3 Frieza 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.

He is awesome because he almost killed ss goku

4 Cell 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.
5 Vegeta (Saiyan saga) Vegeta (Saiyan saga) Vegeta is an anime fictional character from the anime series, Dragon Ball Z, created by Akira Toriyama.

Being a good villan is like being a good photographer, you have to have the right timing.

6 Kid Buu Kid Buu
7 Cui Cui

Cui is Frieza's third most powerful elite commander and carried out his orders for years. The episode where he first appeared showcased his battalion pillaging an entire civilization and he was seen as a deadly silhouette as the leader of the assault.

Cui had that great side story with Vegeta and he was great because of how he challenged Vegeta and was executed after attempting to flee.

Cui was an amazing plot device character; he revealed to Vegeta that Frieza was already on Namek and followed him to the planet to execute Vegeta once and for all after Frieza gave the order to eliminate Vegeta for his betrayal.

Third highest ranking commander in Frieza's army, directly under Zarbon and Dodoria and leads squadrons to conquer planets under Frieza's reign.

8 Super Buu (Gohan absorbed)
9 Super Buu (Gotenks and Piccolo absorbed)
10 Majin Buu Majin Buu more.

Fat but strong enemy vegeta had to die but it didn't work so he's awesome and a great friend to hercule

The Contenders

11 Nappa Nappa
12 Dr Gero
13 Android 18 Android 18
14 Garlick Jr.
15 Android 17 Android 17
16 Jeice Jeice
17 Burter Burter
18 Recoome Recoome
19 Guldo Guldo
20 Captain Ginyu Captain Ginyu
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