Best Dragon Ball Franchise Characters

This list is not just for power! It is for the personality, power and parts that the characters have in the Dragon Ball etc Series

The Top Ten

1 Zarbon Zarbon

Aside from the fact that Zarbon serves Frieza with utmost loyalty, he's also one of the most brutal tacticians and military commanders in the entire universe.

Massive brute with unstoppable tactics! Toppled Vegeta with vicious finesse!

Changes into a musclebound reptile who was as frightful as he was vicious!

Zarbon's role as Frieza's right-hand man was crucial to the plot of the series; not only did he pose as a great obstacle for Vegeta's story, he dented the very events of the series by suggesting the elimination of the Saiyan race. This alone coupled with his terrifying transformation sequence and his revelation of Frieza's own ability to change at will makes him a crucial character not only in the Frieza arc but in the full series run.

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2 Goku Goku Son Goku (Born Kakarrot) is the main protagonist of the Dragon Ball franchise created by Akira Toriyama in 1984. His abilities include super strength, utilization of ki, flight, teleportation, super speed, enhanced reflexes, and Super Saiyan transformation that increase strength, speed, and durability. more.

Even though sometimes it does annoy me that Goku always has to be the main hero, he is without a doubt the best character. He isn't my favorite but I know without him earth would of be screwed on multiple occasions, not to mention his transformations are awesome! - taytayxtaytay

My favourite. No doubt. He is hope itself. - Goku02

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

One of the most memorable villains ever also one of the most memorable hero's ever, I personally think he has the best personality. - taytayxtaytay

He's the greatest rival and ally. - Goku02

Vegeta is my favourite character in DBZ. He is simply badass and without him I wouldn't of had seen dbz. His adorable bad boy smirk, totally sexy voice, nice hair cut,losta muscles, his attitude and great attacks in air makes me fall in love with him. He is also so hot,sexy, dashing and smart. Vegeta has also admirable qualities. I love you vegeta.

4 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, more.

Has always taught the z fighters new things like how to fuse, fight and he has the best plans. Without him and Chi-Chi Gohan wouldn't be so smart but it was mainly him that made Gohan a good fighter. Everybody has to agree that Piccolo was more of a father figure than Goku, however he did owe it to Goku as he did have to kill him - taytayxtaytay

Troubled and truly multi-dimensional. Piccolo taught me about moral ambiguity as a 12 year old.

Awesome anti hero and he's like the second father to Gohan. - Goku02

5 Gohan 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.

Unlike his father, Gohan isn't afraid to kill the enemy when it needs to be killed. That's the one problem I had with Goku. Why on Earth would you spare someone's life after they just tried to destroy the entire human race? Just blow the guy up with a Spirit Bomb or even a Kamehameha. I'm pretty sure Frieza doesn't need any sparing. That's why I appreciate Gohan actually killing Cell at the end of the Android Saga. - cjWriter1997

This is not kid Gohan, this is when he is an adult and he has grown into one of the best developed characters. Even though lately he has gotten the hang of living a normal family life, he will never give up on a tough fight and in the Z series he always kicked butt! - taytayxtaytay

Aww Gohan so low? He has the best character development. - Goku02

6 Dodoria Dodoria

Massive and vicious brute with no remorse and savage tactics! He's a skilled warrior and relentless as Frieza's henchman!

No mercy against his opponents and will kill anything that breathes! He's so awesome!

7 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. more.

The reason I wanted Krillin to be ahead of Gohan is because Krillin has been around longer than Gohan and is full of hope. He made sure that Gohan was safe on namek even though he was scared himself. - taytayxtaytay

Most loyal friend in anime. - Goku02

8 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.

Honestly the most useful human in my eyes, she's helped the z fighters the most and without her I don't think they'd all be as close. - taytayxtaytay

Bulma's one of the best anime females ever. She doesn't need to be strong in order to be useful and relevant. - Goku02

9 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.

He's underrated. He's a great friend, but his character's often overshadowed. - Goku02

Whether you guys like Yamcha or not, I think he needs to be on the top ten list for so many reason:
- He is funny
- He was memorable
- Z Fighter
- Still kept fighting when Vegeta stole his girlfriend
- Was Bulmas boyfriend
- Has been in the series longer than most of the other characters. - taytayxtaytay

10 Tien Tien

Such amazing character development he had in Dragon Ball. - Goku02

The Contenders

11 Goten Goten

Most adorably powerful cutie ever! - Goku02

12 Trunks Trunks Trunks (トランクス, Torankusu) is the first Earthling and Saiyan hybrid son of Bulma and Vegeta, and the older brother of Bulla .

Present Trunks is hilarious, and Future Trunks is a badass. - Goku02

13 Master Roshi Master Roshi

The greatest, classic master of anime. I love his kind-hearted and funny nature. - Goku02

Master Roshi has been in the franchise for a lot longer than Zarbon and deserves to be a lot higher than him. It's laughable seeing Zarbon ahead of Freiza and Cell and Buu. Somebody keeps spamming votes for Zarbon.

14 Pan Pan Pan (パン, Pan) is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball manga series created by Akira Toriyama. She is the granddaughter of Earth's savior, Goku and the world champion, Mr. Satan. Pan's heritage is primarily Earthling, being the offspring of the Saiyan-Earthling hybrid Gohan and the Earthling more.

Awww she's so cute! Pan is my favourite anime female. GT doesn't count. - Goku02

15 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.

Beerus is hilarious with his hot head and huge appetite. - Goku02

16 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.

Iconic villain. - Goku02

17 Majin Buu Majin Buu more.
18 Shenron Shenron
19 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.
20 Kid Buu Kid Buu
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