Favorite Dragonball Z Moments


The Top Ten

1 Vegeta's final explosion

SHOULD BE #1!. The most epic moment in DBZ history, still gives me super chills every time I watch it. I love DBZ, I will never forget this amazing moment. Vegeta the proud Saiyan Prince! - brodyisaboss

Favorite moment, without a doubt. Also by far the saddest death in the series.

I love how badass vegeta can be at times, and this is the only time ill ever allow vegeta to be the "good guy" - apexchiken

One Word: Badass.

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2 Goku turns Super Saiyan against Frieza

The greatest moment in all of anime

Super Saiyan, Super Saiyan 2, Super Saiyan 3, Legendary Super Saiyan, Super Saiyan 4, Super Saiyan God and Super Saiyan God 2; out of all these defining moments when Goku turned Super Saiyan for the first time it was spectacular! This was my favorite moment in DBZ before it was overused by Vegeta, Trunks, Gohan, Goten and Kid Trunks! It was awesome! It proved that Super Saiyan 1 was like having the power of a god until Goten and Kid Trunks made it look pathetic!

Goku speech to frieza: "I am the hope of the universe. I am the answer to all living things that cry out for peace. I am protector of the innocent. I am the light in the darkness. I am truth. Ally to good! Nightmare to you! "

Legendary, breathtaking moment.
For those who haven't experienced DBZ, I feel sorry for you. It is the greatest show there has ever been, and that's not just opinion: it's fact.
And this moment where Goku first transforms into the most awesome Super Saiyan remains a classic, fan favourite moment, that changed the series forever.
Though there are other amazing moments, this has gotta be the best moment, despite the tough opposition. - EvilAngel

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3 Gohan kills Cell

Gohan has always been a character who can't take as much heat as the others or be as powerful as them. To see him let loose and go crazy on cell is the best feeling imaginable.

This is the greatest moment because it is the first and the only time you see gohan go all out and be completely ruthless to his enemy.

He seemed to be weak but showed everyone could be proud of him. I shouted yes when he defeated him. This should be number one. I love gohan

Gohan's scream, goku's shadow figure, gohan slowly walking forward.. Everything was too epic

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4 Trunks kills Frieza and King Cold

Remember how shocked you were when Goku turned Super Saiyan? It turned out that it was an actual thing, not just a legend for an insanely powerful warrior. When the original dragon Ball aired, it told the story of a child trying to become the strongest on the planet. By the end of it, he had. And those who had watched it before Z couldn't really get how much more powerful he had become until now. Suddenly, Goku wasn't just the most powerful child on the planet, but the most powerful warrior in the entire galaxy. It was insane.

Then the next season starts (like, actually starts. Screw filler) and Vegeta's on earth, and everyone is just kind of chilling out, when suddenly they find out that after being beaten horribly, cut into pieces, and blown up by a planet, Frieza is still alive. He's stronger than he ever was, he's coming to earth to kill everyone, and he brought backup in the form of his dad, who's just as powerful as him. None of them could even really handle Frieza's ...more

tRUNKS is so bad ass
frieza comes in with his father and everybody's panicking ant the trunks comes in and destroy ass holes in a few swings of sword. - arcanine

Trunks comes and kicks total butt! Showing a whole new character and side to a amazing character!

Trunks my favorite even I think he is stronger than gohan

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5 Gohan turns Super Saiyan 2 for the first time

Goku going ssj may have been very ground breaking in anime but for me I does not compare to the amount of build up around Gohan and his power which makes this seen all the more fulfilling. after all the pain and suffering and ptsd he could not take it anymore and he let go. in my opinion the best seen in anime and trust me I've watched many

If you just watch the original dub cut, it's a top 10 moment, if you watch the original sub, nothing compares.

This moment easily number two to goku going super saiyan against frieza but vegetas final atonement is up there too. Its all neck and neck. But for me personally I wished the series ended at the frieza saga would of been a perfect endind. But in saying that I'm also glad it didn't or I wouldn't of been able to see these other breathtaking moments

Its hard to decide between this and Cell's Death.

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6 Goku turns Super Saiyan 3

totally epic as gokus hair grew loger and longer until super saiyan 3

This is clearly the most epic moment in DBZ. Goku is a boss and will never be surpassed. This moment encapsulates that


Uhh it was pretty lame like 3 mins screaming. I can imagine the actor going "Cut! I need a throat pill."

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7 Vegeta's Final Flash

Wow how amazing. Gets his ass handed to him in a fashion that makes everyone realise that cell is 10x stronger than himself. Charges up this attack for about 5 'minutes with ever increasing intense music. Challenges cell who is evidently the most powerful being in the universe. *piano hits* and cell is like OHH

One of the best moments only equaled by Gohan killing cell and Goku turning ssj 3

How is this not in the top 10 ;(...

8 Piccolo sacrifices himself to save Gohan (Saiyan Saga)

Imagine Frieza, Cell or Buu sacrificing himself to save Gohan. That is what it felt like. The main villain from Dragon Ball sacrificing himself too save his archenemy's child, just unbelievable. Great writing.

Piccolo completes his character arc by leaving behind his evils in order to save his former enemy's son. It's a heartwarming conclusion to his development training Gohan throughout the saga and started the close friendship between the two that still holds to this day 20 years later in Dragon Ball Super. It also meant the end of the titular Dragon Balls which led the main cast to planet Namek, Freeza, and Super Saiyan. Still gives me chills to this day

One of theEmotional moment of dbz

9 Goku vs Vegeta (Majin Buu Saga)

Honestly the best pure fight in the entire series. No BS talking or stalling, just Goku and vegeta continuously kicking the crap out of each other.

It's armstong!

10 Vegeta allows Babidi to turn him evil

This was a defining moment for our favourite character! This shows that he doesn't envy his rival, but only wants to be stronger. Goku made more sacrifices, is stronger and has more love. All Vegeta wanted was to take the honour of the strongest person on earth, which was stripped of off him by Goku, meaning all the efforts he put through for 7 years were still a nothing when Goku showed up.

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11 Vegeta's pride

When bobidi commands vegeta, he refuses to take his orders with the greatest moment and quote "you may have invaded my mind and body but there's something a saiyan always keeps HIS PRIDE!

12 SSJ2 Gohan kills the Cell Juniors

Goan at is prime

No not one character has done what thug, ssj2 Gohan has done. Ever. Every other moment is a repeat. The show is dead cause they really on two instead of the whole.

He ripped their heads off

13 Vegeta turns Super Saiyan 1st time

Are you ready? To witness a power not seen for thousands of years?

14 Vegeta's death on Namek

Best moment in dbz.. One of the few moments Vegeta really opens his heart and even starts crying. - NightAntilli

This was hella sad.

Vegeta really gets on my nerves always babbling about how much better he is than Goku. Frieza is my favourite character in the whole of Dragonball Z mainly because he absolutely dominated him and actually made vegeta cry! Perfect saga and a great moment.

Note: Kai. - Lasvegasxavier

15 Vegito Is Born
16 Goku defeats Buu with the spirit bomb

I used to watch Dragon Ball Z on the Family Channel at night times ever since they took it off I haven't watched it in about 6 years now but I do remember watching this buu tried to hold it and didn't so that was good times I used to be a Dragon Ball Z FREAK back then - SmoothCriminal

EPIC! Goku's legendary spirit bomb draws an end to the chaos of the monster Majin buu.

The final chance. It was funny when vegeta was rejected

this would be the best moment ever! - animedude7

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17 Zarbon transforms and pounds Vegeta to a pulp with multiple head butts, roundhouses, pinwheels, and piledrivers

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

18 Goku's Kamehameha vs Vegeta's Galick Gun (Saiyan Saga)
19 Zarbon & Dodoria vs Namekians
20 Goku Dies to Save the World (Cell Saga)

Look people die and come back all the time... But Goku was on his last life. He chose to make the sacrifice knowing he couldn't be wished back! When he says "goodbye..." You really felt it. Like he was truly saying goodbye forever.

21 Vegeta executes Zarbon by slamming his fist clean through him and sending him to a watery grave in the Namekian sea
22 Piccolo Sacrifices Himself for Gohan (Saiyan Saga)

This is pretty much self-explanatory, considering that Piccolo didn't really care for any other living being other than himself, and here he is, saving the son of his mortal enemy, at the risk of his own life.

One of the emotional moment in dbZ history

23 Krillin throws a rock in Super Saiyan Goku's face
24 Recoome pummels Vegeta using Eraser Gun, Kick, Elbow, and Death Driver & incapacitates Krillin; dominates Gohan with Bomber and neck break
25 Spopovich dominates Videl and breaks her with numerous bone cracking maneuvers & tosses her out of the ring
26 Vegeta rips off Android 19's arms and decapitates him with the Big Bang Attack
27 Goku turns Super Saiyan for first time
28 Frieza kills Krillin
29 Krillin almost kills Vegeta (first time, on Earth)

This moment was epic to me. After the longest and bloodiest battle so far (4 Z-fighters die! ), after a desperate situation with Goku K.O. for a long time, Goku and Krillin Spirit Bomb, Gohan Ozaru... finally Vegeta is exhausted and decides to leave. Then Krillin manages to rise against Vegeta with Yagirobee's sword, like saying "stop here bastard, WE win! ". And then you know, Goku asks Krillin please friend, forgive him, on Vegeta's face. Superb. - ginelup

30 Guldo freezes time against Gohan and Krillin & Vegeta interferes and decapitates Guldo & obliterates his remains
31 Goten and Trunks fuse into Gotenks


Awesome and funny because he was fat frist try secound weak so funny

32 Mystic Gohan Faces Buu
33 Tien Goes All Out Against Cell

How is this not higher?

34 Jeice vs Vegeta
35 Master Roshi trains Goku & Krillin
36 Goku and Piccolo defeat Raditz
37 18's Kiss

It was a good twist!

38 Planet Namek's Explosion
39 Gohan's Super Saiyan Transformation In the Time Chamber

I wish I was Gohan in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber with Goku for one year preparing for the fight against the Androids.

40 Gohan Sends Garlic Jr. Back to the Dead Zone (Garlic Jr. Saga)
41 Krillin almost kills Vegeta (second time, on Namek)
42 Jackie Chun and Krillin explain their moves in slow motion (1st World Tournament)
43 Piccolo dies
44 Goku vs Frieza
45 Buu is reincarnated as Uub

Why the hell is this a best moment?

46 Goku Meets Goten

This scene made me cry

47 Goku, Gohan, and Goten Kill Broly. (Broly Second Coming)
48 Piccolo and Goku Learn to Drive

Funniest episode in the show

Lols this was the best part of the entire show. 2nd gohan going ss2

49 Gogeta is born

"Pure Epicness"

50 Goku uses Instant Transmission Kamehameha against Cell
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