Most Underrated Dragon Ball Characters

These are characters that don't get the recognition they deserve. They are big personalities that never really get talked about in the Dragon Ball franchise. Some of them are higher than others that are more popular but they still don't get the fame they deserve! Feel free to add characters some i will not add because I've forgotten or I just don't think they were really deserving of being on this list.

The Top Ten

1 Zarbon Zarbon Zarbon is Frieza's right hand man and highest ranking Commander and General in an army of millions. He is always beside his master and emperor, Lord Frieza, following his orders and carrying out his dirty work alongside his comrade, Dodoria. Zarbon is responsible for advising Frieza on numerous matters, more.

All three of Frieza's highest ranking elites are very underrated. Zarbon managed to take down Vegeta and warn of the Saiyan threat; Dodoria toppled Bardock and his crew and kept Frieza's secrets for years, and Cui was responsible for leading numerous military invasions as well as being Vegeta's arch-rival for years. All three were pivotal plot devices in Vegeta's story and need more recognition.

Zarbon, Dodoria, Cui, the Ginyu Force, and King Cold are all severely underrated; they all contribute heavily to the story and are used as proper plot devices but get little recognition. Zarbon is especially used very eloquently in the workings of the Dragon Ball storyline, both as Vegeta's rival and as Frieza's underling.

Zarbon and Dodoria are both highly underrated. They accomplished so much as villains and as followers but aren't recognized as much as the more popularized villains such as Broly, Cell, and Buu. Personally highly prefer Zarbon, Dodoria, and the Ginyu Force to the likes of movie villains and the "primary" antagonists.

Zarbon was the one member of Frieza's forces who had the most accomplishments and major role, but he is underrated due to the more powerful villains who appear later in the series; but in hindsight, Zarbon deserves way more credit.

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2 Dodoria Dodoria Dodoria is one of Frieza's top two right hand men and in an army of millions. He is always beside his master and emperor, Frieza, following his orders and carrying out his dirty work alongside his comrade, Zarbon. Dodoria is responsible for advising Frieza on numerous matters and remains loyal to Frieza more.

Dodoria is highly underrated; He toppled Bardock and his crew and kept Frieza's secrets for years, serving alongside Zarbon and leading numerous military invasions as well as being Vegeta's rival. He was a pivotal plot device in Vegeta's story and needs more recognition.

Dodoria slaughtered the Namek elders and children, butchered Bardock's elites and defeated Bardock with a single mouth blast, and Gohan and Krillin barely ran away from his wrath; knew he was one of the best villains all along! He deserves so much more credit!

Vicious and brutal, he had Bardock's team executed, ruthlessly butchered the Nameks in search of the Dragon Balls, and revealed the secret of the Saiyan genocide to Vegeta.

Dodoria is a vicious powerhouse; Frieza the sinister tyrant and Zarbon the calm and collected adviser: Dodoria is the ruthless and massive brute of their team.

3 Android 19 Android 19

Android 19 had that amazing fight against Goku and Vegeta; he savagely choked Goku when he was struck by the virus and was felled only when Vegeta interfered to prove his Super Saiyan supremacy. There was so much emotional development as well as plot device usage and this makes Android 19 the best used character in the saga as a villain. The most fantastic was the scene where Vegeta rips off his arms and declares that androids do experience fear before exploding him and we see his decapitated head roll across the ground. Bonus points to Android 19 for being such an awesome antagonist and succumbing to that magnificent onscreen fate.

He fought a lot but people mainly remembered Dr. Gero... -_- - taytayxtaytay

4 Salza Salza

I honestly feel like Salza was a good character! He was the leader of cooler armoured squadron and he put up a good fight against Piccolo, however the dragon ball fans that I speak to don't really know Salza and as I'm a hardcore dragon ball fan it annoys me as I think he was a great character with an amazing personality! Yeah sure he is from a movie and all, but Broly is and he is so overrated and is in nearly every game. - taytayxtaytay

Salza was amazing, he made Ginyu look awful

I haven't heard some of these characters in a long time. Nice list dude, you really know your Dragon Ball characters. - cjWriter1997

5 Uub Uub

It annoys me! He is literally one of my favorite characters in dragon ball, he is got so much to him and nobody really talks about him.
1. He is a reincarnation of Buu
2. He was a kid and put up one hell of a fight against Goku
3. He is the strongest Human
4. Has a lot of potential
The only thing that held people back from liking Uub was the whole GT thing. But I still found him awesome - taytayxtaytay

6 Android 13 Android 13

He was strong! Like really strong when he took the parts from the other androids. Needs to be more recognized. The only androids people talk about is 16-(Sometimes), 17, 18 and Cell - taytayxtaytay

7 Bojack Bojack

I get it, the movie characters aren't as popular but they had the best fights because they had a whole movie for themselves. He was a strong villain and one of the most evil as he even killed Zangya who was on his side. - taytayxtaytay

8 Chiaotzu Chiaotzu

What a shame... He ended up being Tien's little friend instead of the good cheaky little fighter we all once knew him as and then he kinda faded into the background - taytayxtaytay

9 Neiz Neiz

What can I say? He was such a good fighter, you cannot deny it! If Piccolo did not reflect Neiz's move he would've died. The character was full of personality and it made him one of my favorite dragon ball character villians ever, just a shame that he doesn't get much attention and not many people know him - taytayxtaytay

10 Nail Nail

This character was the reason Piccolo got a lot stronger, he wasn't really seen much and that's why nobody really spoke about him but he is still apart of Piccolo - taytayxtaytay

The Contenders

11 Cui Cui Cui is an elite soldier in Frieza's galactic army who is directly under Zarbon and Dodoria by rank. Cui is a purple-skinned alien, his power level is approximately 18,000 and he is Vegeta's rival. After revealing to Vegeta that Frieza is gathering the Dragon Balls on Planet Namek, he follows Vegeta more.
12 Guldo Guldo

Had a strong potential and one of the most effective powers of all military personnel! The ability to stop time and freeze opponents dead in their tracks made him a force to be reckoned with! It was only due to Vegeta's treacherous interference that he met a grisly fate! Amazing character overall and one of Frieza's best mercenaries!

Time stopping telekinetic member of the Ginyu Force!

Time Freeze!

Mind Freeze!

13 Jeice Jeice
14 Burter Burter
15 Android 16 Android 16
16 Recoome Recoome
17 Pure Evil Buu Pure Evil Buu

Remember him? The Grey Buu, I understand why people didn't really speak about this character just because Super Buu, Majin Buu and Kid Buu had so much more parts than him. However this character was the pure evil inside of Majin Buu and his fight with Majin Buu was awesome - taytayxtaytay

18 Yajirobe Yajirobe

It sucks that he was another dragon ball character that slid into the background, it seems like all the lovable characters are being pushed away and not fighting anymore. - taytayxtaytay

19 Omega Shenron Omega Shenron
20 Puar Puar
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