Best Characters Who are Former Villains, Anti-Heroes, Traitors, & Renegades from Dragon Ball / Z / GT / Super FranchiseThis 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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
Attempts to threaten the earth but later aids Goku and Vegeta to acquire higher status alongside Whis. - PrinceZarbon
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
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