Top 10 Dragon Ball Z Fights

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The Top Ten

1 Goku vs. Frieza

It was great because goku turned super saiyan for the first time and dying namek was a epic place to battle

Frieza is without a doubt the greatest villain of all time. His battle tactics are amazing, his fighting style and power are pheonomenal (at the time) and most importantly, It's what made Goku a Super Saiyan. It had epic dialogue and fluent battle scenes, with bone crunching martial arts combat and over powered ki blasts. Frieza is also a bad - ass villain, as he has the greatest ego of all time! Simply a classic of all fighting anime!

This fight is definitely number 1. Out of all the DBZ fights, this is the most hate charged. The buildup, where we learn about the history of the Saiyans and Frieza made it so much more intense. Learning about Frieza's destruction of the Planet Vegeta, corruption of kid Vegeta, killing of Krillin, Vegeta, and the entire Saiyan race makes this fight so intense. Only in 2 other fights do we see the same level of emotion: Gohan vs. Cell, and Goku vs. Vegeta. Gohan only got mad at the end, and Goku was just Messin with Vegeta in their fight, considering he didn't even go SSJ3. The fight with Frieza is the only time besides the fight with Raditz that we see Goku full of hatred. Even though the fight is 4 hours long, it's tough to ever stop watching.

This fight was the best! The best! I love every DBZ fight but this is hands down the best..

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2 Gohan vs. Cell

Son Gohan : Free spirited, wild heart, courage beyond belief,
( For his age. )
Trained with Namek : Picolo Dynamo,
Before going to Namek with Earthling Krillin.

2 :He was believed to have a hidden potential,
which was awakened on a distant planet Namek.

3 : his father : Son Goku
trained with him in the hyperbolic time chamber,
A.K.A. (The room of spirit and time.)

4 : KICKED CELL From Earth To Hell.
- jasondavis

This is the best fight because honestly it was between the villain who nobody stood a chance against even the mighty warrior Goku. but the boy, the one almost nobody thought would beat him unleashes his full power and is the most powerful person in the universe at the time. it was a awesome and gohan himself is a awesome character. it was also gohan's kickstart. before that he was the kid who helped sometimes now he was the hero think of it he then goes on to kill bojack, and become the strongest at end of dbz's story.

Such a awesome battle. I still play it back in my mind when he did the Father-son Kamehameha. So emotional and touching. Plus he's cute Why isn't this #1? Yay Gohan! PEOPLE OF EARTH:YOUR SO-CALLED HERO HURCUEL DIDN'T KILL THE EVIL CELL. *GASP* THE SON OF GOKU SON DID. GIVE HIM SOME CREDIT. Yay Gohan!

The fight that defined Gohan and justified all of his character development until that point in the series

The remaining Z Fighters helping Gohan during the beam struggle was emotional and epic - Enmanu16

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3 Goku vs. Majin Vegeta

This fight was the best fight of all time, not just in dragon ball z, but of any fight scene ever conceived, it had just the right amount of trash talk, exemplary amount of technique, but most of all, they landed an equal amount of shots on each other, however there are other fights like this, and so the thing that really tipped this over the edge for me, was that we had all been waiting for that rematch the day Goku and Vegeta fought in the Saiyan Saga. Literally the entirety of Dragon Ball Z was me waiting for that rematch and it was even better than the first fight. Easily the most brutal fight of all time.

"HIS PRIDE! " most epic fight ever. Deserving of number one reason being because it wasn't really a one sided fight and vegeta finally wasn't getting his ass beat the entire time

Vegeta was waiting for this day to come, and it did turn out to be an Epic fight between two masters of classic fight!

The series is filled with great fights and choosing one best depends so much on mood and the kind it's fight you're looking for. That being said, Goku vs Majin Vegeta is the one I always find myself coming back to as my favorite. The tensions were already so high waiting to inevitably see this new villain in Buu, and yet Vegeta knowingly puts his own pride ahead of everything else to gain the power so that he can fight on par with Goku (albeit we quickly come to find out Goku could have ended it very quickly with ssj3, but that's not the point). Let's be honest if you'd been a fan of the franchise for any length of time you knew these two would fight again. Watching two super Saiyan 2's go all out against each other was amazing.

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4 Goku vs. Kid Buu

Even though, story based, this fight didn't pair up to any of the other major fights. This fight may as well by far be the best fight in, not just in Dragon Ball Z history, but all of the anime fights in general. The amount of power that most Dragon Ball Z know these two fighters both have, it just makes the fight that much more intense. Each attack is by far flawless and cannot be replicated to a degree. I've literally watched this fight countless of times and I still find this fight amazing.

Amazing fight the best from the buu saga, it gives me goosebumps every time I see it, I love when they both hit each other at the same time and goku gives him an epic kick on his back.

This fight has so much impact, it is probably the best fight scene in all the show in my opinion. That's with story out of the way, the pure combat in it, Goku's amazing skill as he outmanoeuvres Kid Buy, only for it to be less and less effective as Buy just can't tire, while Goku can. The way it's choreographed and the feeling behind, it was and still is perfect in my opinion.

This was the biggest fight. this one should get more votes

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5 Goku vs. Vegeta (Saiyan Saga)

Easily the greatest fight in the series run. Two evenly matched opponents facing off with everything on the line. The fight is never stretched out past its welcome, yet not condensed either. The image of Goku and Vegeta struggling to save or destroy earth with beams of raw power are forever burned into the minds of show watchers and its finale, having Goku push his body to the absolute breaking point to finally overcome this threat, is incredible. Yet it doesn't end there. Perhaps what sticks out even more in this fight is, in the end, with the fate of the world in his hand, assured there is no other hope left, Goku fails. He put up an incredible fight, but is left utterly broken, unable to do more than tremble in pain. But then help arrives and Vegeta, all but spent, must contend with the remainder of earth's warriors in a struggle that leaves him just as broken and only one character able to limp their way forward and raise a hand to finish the fight. No other struggle pushed all ...more

This fight was by far the best, 2 saiyans end up fighting each other for the sake of planet earth. Everything was so timed correctly which made this fight interesting. Especially the galic gun and kamehameha part. It was an elite sayain warrior against an outcast who failed the mission of destroying earth and ends up protecting it agains someone of his own race and vegeta is royalty. None of these saiyans gave up until they had nothing left and all of there bones were broken, literally. The end of this fight ended up when goku uses his spirit bomb he learned from king kai and then gohan landing on him when he was in ape mode forcing him to leave planet earth because of the bad condition that he never expected from these warriors.

Simply the best battle of the entire DBZ saga. Everything about it is perfectly articulated. I don't think I've ever seen such a level of struggle in any other DB fight, with nearly everyone dying. It's Vegeta at his best, and he seems to be almost immortal. I think the ending suited perfectly, with Gohan finally defeating him, Goku forgiving his life and then Vegeta abandoning the planet, almost dead and in embarrassment. 8 brilliant episodes -- 14, to count Nappa and the Z Warriors battle.

This made the show go mainstream - Enmanu16

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6 Piccolo vs. Android 17

Piccolo at his best! Piccolo fought his absolute hardest in this battle and he really proved himself a worthy adversary. It took Android 17 to bring that out of him and they both put on the greatest show

My favorite parts of this fight was when 17 came out of the ground to surprise attack Piccolo. That was awesome, laugh out loud. When 17 was underwater and turned the water molecules into his own blast, that was the most bad ass thing I'd ever seen anyone do. When Piccolo turned himself into a hologram, that was genius, and Piccolo's Hellzone grenade.

Strategically, this was the best fight in the whole series. They were mostly of equal power, so it took Tactics and planning to win instead of who's power level was higher. If you scaled either of these two up to the power levels of Goku or Vegeta, they could have been more than just background in the rest of the series, they could have been front line soldiers and game changers. With an adjusted power level, they could have taken on ANYONE.

This is honestly the best fight in DBZ. Other battles are too slow and usually revolve around power levels and such. This battle, in the other hand, is all about who can mustard enough skill and technique to overcome the other. They where so equal in power that it almost seemed as an endless battle. I was actually very pissed off when cell came and stopped the fight. It would have been awesome to see a rematch!

Most evenly matched fight in DBZ.

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7 Goku vs. Cell

Greatest "all action no drama" fight in the entire series. The fight is fast-paced, and just so appealing to the eye. To be honest, if Goku hadn't given up and called on Gohan, the battle could've been the end of the Cell Games right there, the battle was so good.

Most balanced fight by far in the series. Goku against Frieza was too one sided. This was the first fight of DBZ where the outcome really was surprising. Definitely way more competitive and fun to watch than Gohan vs Cell

It had it all, the flashy attacks, the strength, the firepower, and let's not forget the Kamehameha. This fight truly lived up to Dragonball Z standards.

Most underrated fight in the series.. easy top 3

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8 Goku vs. Piccolo (World Tournament)

I vote for this as the best battle, for many reasons.

Reason #1: It was the first battle where Goku was a true warrior. Even though Goku VS King Piccolo was the first real battle, Goku didn't look like a true warrior. It wasn't until this battle Goku appeared as a true warrior.

Reason #2: The battle was so evenly matched. Other MAJOR battles were never this even. Goku's power level was what a dozen higher than Piccolo's?

I do however think that this battle does need some improvement then it would be rated much higher.

This battle was ultra brutal, Goku does a Kamehameha with his feet! Piccolo grows to the size of a mountain, Piccolo blasts a softball sized hole THROUGH Goku's shoulder, Piccolo tears off his own arm, Piccolo sticks his elbow in said shoulder wound then breaks Goku's leg, Goku dives in Piccolos mouth and kicks around his throat. Best battle in the whole saga.

To me, this was the most epic mano a mano match because these two fighters hated each other and their skill levels were pretty much even. Also, Goku wasn't as invincible as he is in DBZ. In this fight, he's vulnerable and mortal but is able to deliver a win. Goku vs Piccolo was an awe-inspiring fight. - bishop.moore07

This fight wasn't in Dragon Ball Z. But it was still very good.

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9 Goku vs Frieza

LOL THIS FIGHT IS ALREADY MENTIONED

IT'S JUST THAT LONG

10 Vegito vs. Super Buu

Awesome because it was dads vs sons and the two strongest warriors in the universe merge as one in the ultimate grudge match against the immortal terror of the universe and beyond. I loved the part when buu threw his so called planet destroyer at vegito and all vegito did was kick it back at him and when vegito unleashead his SPIRIT SWORD!

It should have been in the top 3. I believe this because vegito plays with buu as if he was a child, moreover he makes him angry by showing that he was inferior to the super vegito

I love the part when super buu turn vegito into a candy. Vegito (Candy form) beat the crap out of super buu and candy vegito can still talk to buu without any month

Just love this fight, only wish that vegito had actually gotten the win...

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The Contenders

11 Goku vs. Broly

This battle all the z fighters gave everything they had in the tank my part is when piccolo show up and saved gohan

Instead of a normal punch it should have been a dragon fist but it was a good fight

Please restart this show many peoples like this show request sir please

Please restart this show I like this very much

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12 Goku vs Vegeta

This battle showed that vegita was the strongest of all, for many years I refused to believe that the prince of all saying quit on trying to be the strongest warrior in the universe, but after seeing his power in battle of gods, I'm glad to see he's back.

Best

I saw that fight it was veery impressive and AWESOME. And it's one of my personal favorites cause Vegeta and Goku are really cool :D :D

13 Majin Vegeta vs Majin Buu

Vegeta's best moment besides stalling kid buu. We got to see how powerful vegeta really was. Then the tables turned and awkward smiley fatboy showed his amazing power. After vegeta put on a show filled with bone crushing attacks and my personal favorite cinematic blast. He realized he had no chance and sacrificed himself. Vegeta is the mutha fluffin man.

This fight was amazing because it showed that vegeta left his pride behind to try and save earth and sacrifices his own life to kill buu by blowing himself up! And it shows that vegeta was trying to be the hero!

Second time vegeta got robbed... This should have killed buu and his final flash should have killed cell... But I loved both of those scenes

He bluw him self up and told is son he never hugged him

14 Zarbon vs. Vegeta

The most brutal and nonstop action in one single episode. Zarbon transforms into a monster and pounds the daylights out of Vegeta with multiple roundhouses, pinwheel kicks, a relentless headbutt combo and a savage piledriver. Vegeta doesn't even have a chance to fight back as Zarbon annihilates him to the brink of death. By far the most brutal and savage fight in the series; much more devastating and powerful than an entire saga of fighting. Zarbon dominates this battle most of all; it's the only time we see a villain completely butcher a hero without allowing the hero/protagonist to have a chance. Best fight, hands down.

This was the absolute most brutal fight in the entire series. It is the one instance where the antagonist doesn't even allow the protagonist a chance to fight back. Zarbon annihilates Vegeta senseless and leaves his battered body after a multiple headbutt combo, simultaneous roundhouses, a deadly piledriver, a rapid succession of knees to the gut and numerous cyclone kicks. This was the worst beating laid down onto a character and Vegeta was a ragdoll the entire time. Zarbon is the deadliest and best warrior in Frieza's military.

Zarbon beat the life out of Vegeta, and every minute of it was enjoyable.

This fight was intense; Zarbon gave Vegeta the most severe beating and he deserved it.

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15 Kid Trunks vs Goten

At the world tournament? Actually a really enjoyable fight, despite no SSJ or epic circumstances.

Awesome fight between the greatest of friends. Tested the strength of both of them. - Hero-Man1532

They did go super saiyan once each.

Awesome fight

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16 Piccolo, Krillin, Gohan and Tien vs Nappa

Great and dramatic battle! Piccolo's redemption, Krillin's first destructor disc, Gohan's first important battle, good team battle against a very good character (Nappa)... good times for Dragon Ball! - luki

Te funny thing is that "Yamcha" was not mentioned in thsi Fight because he was dead before the fight even began LOL

17 Future Gohan vs Android 17 and Android 18

This fight was the best Dragonball filler and specials have ever offered. It's just shelved in our minds because poor Son Gohan dies. It was an epic battle and though he stood no chance against 2, he could certainly take on at least 18 in a 1 on 1. Animation values were on target with Goku vs Frieza and the fight kept you on the edge of your seat. The only down side besides Gohan's death, was how short it was. Still an amazing fight that belongs a little higher on this list.

18 Uub vs Buu (Hyperbolic Time Chamber)

This never happened. Guy is just having a weird fantasy.

Did this even happen?

The only real fight in the series

Uubs first real battle. Buu, being his counterpart, was a harder battle then uub thought. - Hero-Man1532

19 Gohan vs. Bojack

I am my fathers sooon

Liked this fight because gohan ll four of the and went super saiyen 2 and it was awesome when he gave
Bojack that speech "i know your kind you think you can walk in and take any planet you want well you forgot one thing I am my fathers SON!

20 Gotanks vs Broly

The background, music, and moves, so perfect. This fight is the best qua it is.

This definitely happened, for sure

Didn't happen.

What's? This never happened

21 Mystic Gohan vs. Super Buu/Buutenks

This should be higher this was the last time we got to see Gohan so awesome and it was a good fight too and a long battle also

This fight was great. Gohan was so epic in this fight.

This fight just goes to show how strong gohan would be if he kept training

€I’m not going to fight you, I’m going to kill you” one of the most basass lines to start one of the most badass fights.

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22 Goku and Vegeta vs. Meta Cooler

Metal Cooler is so underrated. The use of instant transmission made this one of the coolest movie fights, and indeed DBZ fights, ever, and he pushed 2 Super Saiyans to their limits AT THE SAME TIME, easily matching both. The end of the fight with the army was fantastic too. Sad to see the guy go so easily later on in the film. Also shout-out to Janemba, whose fight was also superb

Yes. this battle pushed the two sayains to the limit

The only time before vegito,gogeta and resurrection of f is where Goku and vegeta truly out there differences aside and fight together.

This fight is simi ler as Freuza versus Goku. this because e friiza is Meta Cooler brother. Even though meta cooler beats vegeta, goku wins by frend shipp.

23 Gohan, Piccolo & Krillin vs Garlic Jr
24 Goku vs. Ginyu Force

This battle shows how powerful Goku actually was after training in 100 times gravity. Goku worked very hard and It was finally time to see what he was made of. Also, The only member of the ginyu force who had fought was Recoome and he dominated Vegeta, Krillin, and Young Gohan whose power level was over 50, 000. Goku came and dominated every one without breaking a sweat

Goku vs the four members of the ginyu force was great, it showed after a week of training, Goku's power was really big and it proved since he defeated the ginyu's and getting the hell beaten out of him when ginyu was in his body, he had a chance to defeat Frieza. Even though Goku defeated recoome and burta easily, it was still nice to see recoomes power against vegeta, krillin and gohan, and jeice and burta trying their hardest against Goku, showing that no one really had a chance against the ginyu force. Infact I would say besides Goku vs Frieza, the whole ginyu force saga, was the best part of dragon ball z

25 Goku vs. Kid Buu
26 Piccolo vs Imperfect Cell
27 Goku SSJ4 vs Baby Vegeta

First time that Goku became SSJ4 and showed awesome power against Baby. Cool Fight.

Awesome fight

28 Android 17 and Piccolo vs Imperfect Cell

I loved this fight! Well, I liked the awesomeness, but absorbing android 17 was just plain wrong, you wanna absorb the androids? Go the year 9000!

29 Ultimate Gohan vs Super Buu

After having his "mystic" qualities awoken by Supreme Kai, Gohan was the most powerful Z Fighter in Dragon Ball Z. SK even tells him NOT to go Super Saiyan because it is just a waste of his energy! While fighting Super Buu, the way the artist drew his predictive skills was amazing. The blocks were there days before the punches and kicks hit.

Should be in top 10. Epic fight. Had me on the edge of my seat

Best fight I have ever seen

30 Vegeta, Krillin, Gohan & Piccolo vs Frieza

... Or how we meet your three transformations, Frieza. - rUb

Goku should of gone super sayian when vegeta died

That fight was awesome

31 Goku and Vegeta vs Android 19

What? Thai fight wasn't even that good

This was the best fight by far

32 Trunks vs Cyber Frieza and King Cold

Slaughter... Laugh out loud Can this even be labeled as a fight?

Mecha Frieza not Cyborg Frieza

33 Goku vs Lord Beerus
34 Goku vs Vegeta (Season 1)
35 Kid Goku vs Jackie Chun (Master Roshi)

I honestly liked Dragon Ball better than Z. I loved kid Goku, with his never give up, happy-go-lucky, after-this-can-we-get-a-snack attitude. We get to see here as Goku practically surpasses his teacher without knowing it. This fight proved both that Goku isn't just some stupid kid with all the strategies he improvises (learning the triple after-image technique), and that Roshi is not just some dirty old man, but actually an awesome marshal artist and teacher who cares so much about his students that he's willing to beat them and not get any fame for it. Admit it, you were in tears when you thought Roshi killed Goku. An all-round underrated fight, so awesome, yet so unloved.

The first really epic fight of the series and in my opinion it's still the most entertaining. The fight had so many twists and amazing moments. No other fight in any of the series commanded my attention like this one did. (the ending annoyed me though)

This is the first great fight in the franchise, and it's a shame that it's so underrated. It's also the only fight where I actually wanted Goku to lose so that he could learn Master Roshi's lesson.

Ha I remember this one, yeah I agree really great fight. Shame it's so underrated. Seriously watch this on YouTube

36 Vegeta vs Android 18
37 Goku vs. Fat Buu

It was so cool when they where even and Goku's ultimate super saiyan3 was epic agents mijin boo

38 Vegeta, Krillin & Gohan vs Recoome

Recoome was a powerhouse and decked Vegeta with his Recoome Kick, Recoome Death Driver, Recoome Elbow, and Recoome Eraser Gun; incapacitated Krillin with a kick; thrashed Gohan with his Recoome Bomber and busted his neck after smashing him around before being halted by Goku's thunderous strike.

Vegeta shows all his fierceness in this combat

Yes, a lost battle. But hey, they was the Team Three Star! - rUb

39 SSJ4 Gogeta vs Omega shenron

This fight was super epic! Gogeta's big bang kamahama was pure chaos! Omega shenron never had a chance

40 Jackie Chun (Master Roshi) vs Krillin (Kid)
41 Videl vs. Spopovich

I love the way spopovich kicking videl butt

42 Kid Goku vs Kid Krillin

Just watch it. Each attack you can feel as you're watching it. The martial arts put on display is awesome, one of the reasons why, in my mind, db is better than Z. It is the last time Goku and Krillin are "rivals", before Goku significantly outpaces him. It's an overall amazing fight

43 Lord Beerus Vs. Goku (Super Saiyan God/Super Saiyan)
44 Trunks, Vegeta, Piccolo, Tien vs 17 and 18

This fight only started out as vegeta chasing the androids, then he caught up and 18 was determined to kill vegeta, then they fought for a while and that's when piccolo, tien, trunks, and krillen showed up, vegeta struggled with 18 and that's when trunks came in with his sword which 18 broke, 17 chimed in and pwned trunks, piccolo and tien came and tried to take out 17, piccolo was washed away and tien was put in a headlock from 17, vegeta swooped up, desperate to save tien but 18 grabbed his foot, trunks got up and 18 threw vegeta into trunks and trunks was out, piccolo returned and 17 dropped tien, tien was out too, piccolo tried to punch 17, but 17 dodged it followed by a punch to the gut, piccolo was out and with that 17 left the ring and joined 16, 18 broke both of vegetas arms, 18 left too, krillen, standing on a cliff, is terriyed and 18 kissed krillen and then all 3 androids left leaving krillen totally confused

Vegeta was so cocky in the beginning of the fight, but 18 taught him a lesson that there are limits to your powers. The z fighters showed up but were dealt with by 17 and 18 when they tried to join in after 18 kicked and broke Vegeta's arm. As Vegeta tried to get back up to throw a Kai blast, 18 blocked it and punched him in the face to the ground. He tried to get back up again only to get kicked in the jaw by 18. She then jumped in the air and landed on his back, kicked him in the stomach, and finally ended the fight by breaking his other arm by stepping on it.

45 Goku vs. Bills

WHAT! WHY? WHY... ISN'T IT IN THE TOP 10'S? This fight is a work of art. The panning and tracking of the fight with the camera is just amazing. The 3d-ish graphics of the landscape breaking and getting destroyed is just as good. It shows at last that Goku doesn't always necessarily have to win. The emotion and the characters, IT'S ALL BEAUTIFUL! Going to vote this on to first place!

This fight is ' monumental! That scene where Goku and Beerus were ripping through the clouds while unloading furious punches at each other with a kickass song in the background was incredible and was enough to make this one of the best fighs in the entire series. There was also character development in this fight, the writers delved deeper into Goku's character and made him seem disappointed in not being able to become stronger by himself, it's really cool stuff. Also, (SPOILER) Goku loses! Yes! You heard me, he lost! Two times in a row! And it's awesome. Believe it or not but Goku admitting defeat to Beerus is possibly one of the best Dragon Ball moments ever.

The best fight in dbz history till date. Can't wait for next movie.

This fight is underrated.

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46 Piccolo vs. Frieza

I thought this was better then when he fought 17

47 Goku and Vegeta vs. Kid Buu

Taking turns fighting Majin Buu, AND Earth helping Goku! Only problem, they think they're helping Mr. satan.

48 Pui Pui vs Vegeta
49 Gohan vs. Broly
50 GT Goku vs Omega Shenron
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