Top 10 Dragon Ball Z Fights


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!

Best fight

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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!

Easily the best, the emotion shown by vegeta and the fighting on display was perfect. Better than frieza and goku which went on too long.

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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.

You have to pay homage to the reason the show is what it is. Pure unadulterated sayain.

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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 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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10 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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The Contenders

11 Goku vs Frieza


12 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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13 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

14 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.


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

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 Future Gohan vs Android 17 and Android 18
17 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

18 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!

19 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

20 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

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