Top Ten Misused Dragon Ball Characters

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The Top Ten

1 Gohan Gohan

After Cell saga and then Buu saga, they turned him into a nerdy, non-training almost pacifist nerd. He had the potential to completely carry on Goku's legacy and even surpass him. Instead he is usually easily beaten, never again achieving greatness as a fighter, considering he was the strongest fighter at 9 years old compared to Goku and Vegita trained their whole lives to get where they are, then boom, they both simply pass him up, even though the older he got the more powerful he could have become. You don't make a character your favorite bad ass then turn him into a token punching bag while making Trunks and Goten even more powerful at a younger age. There's a reason the Cell Saga remains the best Saga among the people I know.

Why did he have to become such a nerd

It's Chi Chi's fault Gohan has become like this! I want the badass SSJ2 and Ultimate Gohan back! - Goku02

I like Goten but Gohan was definitely misused. Why would you make the character with the highest power potential a technical pacifist? - Mudkip23

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2 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 .
3 Goten Goten

He and Kid Trunks became Super Saiyans at a very young age, then they slacked off despite their being way more powerful than their dads when they were at the same age. - Goku02

I think he serves his purpose well...being Trunks' not-so-bright lackey.

Who's the lackey? Goten and Trunks are equally powerful despite the fact that Goten is younger. - Goku02

4 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.

Poor Yamcha. Never catch a break. Toriyama could at least give him a girl so we'd know he's happy and settle down but no... Yamcha doesn't even get that.

When you first meet Yamcha... HE'S AS STRONG AS Goku! What happened!

So true. He wasted all his talent, he would have been great... As a comedian!

Everyone is saying the exact same phrase regarding Yamaha:
What happened?

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5 Raditz Raditz

He shouldve had his own Saga. I meen he killed Goku. He is the evil older brother! Goku shouldve gotten a rematch - Jayce1992

6 Android 18 Android 18

I love that Krillin finally got to have a family, but if 18 was going to stay in the series, I think she should have gotten a little more involvement in the action, especially since she's probably stronger than Krillin.

She immediately became a housewife after Cell saga despite being the strongest DBZ female character. - Goku02

How is she misused? She is the best female in Dragon Ball!

SHE WAS MORE POWERFUL THAN BASE Super SaiyanJ Goku and Vegeta and she turns into god knows what

7 Tien Tien

Did you even watch the show? No one is more dedicated to their training than Vegeta.

I love Tien and I wish he wasn't always partnered up with that loser Yamcha. - Mudkip23

He is more dedicated to his training than Goku and Vegeta, yet he is still weak.

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

He trains harder than anyone yet he is always weaker than Goku and sometimes even gohan. He trained his whole life to be the strongest, however even two kids (goten and trunks) train for 15 days in the hyperbolic time chamber and fused acheive super saiyan 3. That is not fair

Toriyama hates him so I'm not surprise Vegeta is mistreated and cheated out of victories. But he never gives up and always try to better himself. He's the best role model.

Only misused when it comes to battle. Making him so weak against enemies makes zero sense most of the time, especially with how hard he trains but it works for Vegeta. People fall in love more because we see him defeated but not give up and we all want to be like that. We can relate to that.

He is always shown as a character who tries to win others like goku and gohan, but at last, is beign defeated.

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9 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.

Although she was supposedly a brilliant scientist, most of her work was conducted off screen. On screen, she was treated as a joke and and was often depicted doing inexplicably dumb things, especially during filler segments. It's as if the writers were paranoid that their mostly male audience would not like seeing a woman portrayed as intelligent, and were determined to pander to this as much as possible by making Bulma an idiot any time the plot didn't require otherwise. She should have been smart all the time, not just when it made for a convenient plot device.

Dragon Ball Z never had any psychologically complex female characters, but that's what Bulma could have been if the show's writers took her seriously and didn't insist on treating her as a running joke.

Super is doing Bulma a bit of Justice but not much. They can do better with Bulma's character.

Toriyama can't write female characters to save his life. He needs to hire RCMCLACHLAN to write Bulma's script. She understands the character far better than the creator himself.

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10 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 ...read more.

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11 Piccolo Jr. (Kamiccolo)

Piccolo was a main Z fighter for most of the show, standing with the super saiyans against the Androids, Cell, and Frieza. Then all of the sudden in the Buu saga, he was cast to the side as Goten and Trunks' babysitter.

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13 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.

Krillin is the best actor of animation character of Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball z
Long time Goku partner Krillin

14 Nappa Nappa
15 Chi-Chi Chi-Chi

Who cares. She's always been useless.

16 Videl Videl

Another useless one.

17 Future

Future what?

18 Uub Uub

Y isn't Gokus student higher on the list(he is the rencarnation of but for gods sake! )

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