Best Characters Who are Former Villains, Anti-Heroes, Traitors, & Renegades from Dragon Ball / Z / GT / Super Franchise

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This list is exclusive to the characters who were once villains but switch sides and become heroes or betray their allegiance. Also included are renegades who go haywire and join the heroes.

The Top Ten

1 Piccolo 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, ...read more.

The direct spawn of King Piccolo, he joins the tournament just to exact vengeance on Goku and later joins the Z Fighters to fight against Raditz, Nappa, and Vegeta. He trains Gohan for these fights and he joins the fight against Frieza and is a hero ever since. - PrinceZarbon

Didn't he say he was gonna fight Goku again after the saiyan stuff was over, but never did? - EliHbk

2 Tien Tien

Originally aligned with Crane Master Shen and Mercenary Tao. Betrays them both to fight for the sake of martial arts using the crane style of fighting; joins the Z fighters to defend the universe on numerous occasions. - PrinceZarbon

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

Originally aligned under Frieza's elite forces. Betrays his own comrade Nappa and executes him. Betrays Frieza and goes renegade; executes all elite commanders of Frieza's military including Zarbon, Dodoria, Cui, Jeice, Burter, Recoome, Guldo, & later Captain Ginyu. Later fights alongside Goku numerous times; executes Android 19; executes Pui Pui; fights against Kid Buu to aid in defending Earth. - PrinceZarbon

4 Android 16 Android 16

Originally programmed by Gero to eliminate Goku, Android 16 goes renegade and is reprogrammed by Bulma to fight alongside the Z Fighters against Cell. - PrinceZarbon

5 Majin Buu Majin Buu Majin Boo (Spelled "Majin Buu" in the English Dub) is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball series by Akira Toriyama. He is the fourth and final main antagonist of Dragon Ball Z, a being of pure evil created by the wizard Bibbidi to wreak havok upon the universe series before the series's beginning. ...read more.

After being set free by Babidi and Dabura, Majin Buu betrays and executes them both on separate occasions and befriends Mr. Satan for the remainder of the series. Aids Goku and his allies on numerous occasions against other threats that arise. - PrinceZarbon

6 Nuova Shenron

Originally set to kill Goku but goes against Eis Shenron and Omega Shenron to aid Goku in his fight; has honorable sense of fighting without interference. - PrinceZarbon

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

Once witnessing the end of the Saiyan planet using his ability to see the future given to him by a Kanassan, Bardock betrays Frieza and attempts to stand against him in defense of the planet. He is sent through a loophole in space where he fights against Frieza's ancestor Chilled in the past and attains Super Saiyan in defense of the Plantians. - PrinceZarbon

8 Beerus 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.

Attempts to threaten the earth but later aids Goku and Vegeta to acquire higher status alongside Whis. - PrinceZarbon

9 Android 18 Android 18

Once one of Gero's pieces in the puzzle to attain Perfect Cell; goes renegade and joins the Z Fighters as well as being Krillin's wife. - PrinceZarbon

10 Chiaotzu Chiaotzu

The Contenders

11 Yamcha Yamcha Yamcha (ヤムチャ, Yamucha) is a Bandit and a main protagonist in the Dragon Ball manga and in the anime Dragon Ball, and later a supporting protagonist in Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball Super, with a few appearances in Dragon Ball GT. He has black hair and has a scar across his eye and cheek.
12 Android 17 Android 17 Android 17 is an anime fictional character from the anime series, Dragon Ball Z, created by Akira Toriyama.

Once one of Gero's pieces in the puzzle to attain Perfect Cell; goes renegade and betrays Dr. Gero, executing him in the process of his traitorous ways for his own desires. Later aids Goku in numerous occasions. - PrinceZarbon

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14 Krillin 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. ...read more.
15 Bulma 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.
16 Supreme Kai Supreme Kai
17 Oolong Oolong
18 Puar Puar
19 Android 8 Android 8
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