Smartest Dragon Ball Z Characters

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The Top Ten

1 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.
2 Dr. Gero Dr. Gero
3 Dr. Brief Dr. Brief
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, ...read more.

Besides having the combined knowledge of the two ancient beings King Piccolo and Kami, he also has all of the Namekian knowledge of Nail and his own earthly experience. With the combined intellects of at least 4 individuals and the time he spends alone in meditation, Piccolo is nothing short of a genius. Its his strategic mind that has saved Goku and his friends on a number of occasions. If he wasn't so focused on martial arts mastery, who knows to what ends he could put his mind?

5 Goku Goku Son Goku (Kakarrot) is the main protagonist in Dragon Ball franchise created by Akira Toriyama in 1984. He had many abilities like, super strength, utilization of ki, flight, teleportation, super speed, enhanced reflexes, and Super Saiyan transformation that increase strength, speed, and durability. ...read more.

He IS the smartest when it comes to fighting, being able to outsmart even Piccolo at times. He always comes up with the best training methods, almost never makes false move, and is overall a brilliant strategist. His ignorance of academic knowledge was due to the fact that he spent his childhood in the forest without going to school. He also has the ability to learn things really fast, not just in battles but also in other things like driving a spaceship,.etc.. According to Dragon Ball Wiki, " He has a simple, practical view of the world that often comes off as naïve, which often makes many incorrectly assume him to be somewhat stupid. While often taking things to face-value, he comprehends the situation quickly and learns the basics of anything presented to him rather quickly. To which, he is repeatedly proven a very effective tactician, quickly see through his opponent's strength and battle tactics to formulate an effective countermeasure. Even more, he can determine his own flaws ...more - Goku02

Crafty and innovative

6 Vegito Vegito

The combined battle experience and strategic minds of Goku and Vegeta should definitely not be underestimated. Vegito is a very witty character. He possesses both Vegeta's strategic and analytical mind along with Goku's combat ingenuity and creativity, making him very efficient, possessing both the confidence and fighting smarts of Goku, along with the genius strategic mind of Vegeta. - Goku02

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

He's very tactical and is a brilliant strategist, though his pride does blind his judgement at times, which results in his making false decisions. - Goku02

8 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 ...read more.

He's the smartest academically being a scholar, though he lacks experience in battles. - Goku02

9 Zuno Zuno

He is a nigh-omniscient being enough said. - Goku02

10 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.

He is a very good strategist and is fairly experienced and innovative during fights. - Goku02

As experienced as Goku, but more innovative.

The Contenders

11 Elder Kai Elder Kai

He knows a lot. - Goku02

12 Master Roshi Master Roshi

He has 300 years' worth of experience. That's saying something. - Goku02

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