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

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 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, 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 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 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 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

4 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

5 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

6 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

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 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

10 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

The Contenders

11 Android 16 Android 16
12 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

13 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

14 Omega Shenron Omega Shenron
15 Guldo Guldo

Time stopping telekinetic member of the Ginyu Force!

Time Freeze!

Mind Freeze!

16 Puar Puar
17 Tien Tien
18 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.

People keep saying as if he would die immediately if he gets into a fight, and says that he's the weakest person in the world etc.., but it's not true! Yamcha's still one of the most powerful humans, it's not his fault he can't keep up with superpowered aliens! He is still far and above stronger than a moon buster, and for an Earthling, that's quite impressive. - Goku02

I actually find him more interesting than most of the relevant characters (such as Vegeta who has his overstayed jealousy of Goku's strength) due to the fact that he actually has a personality beyond being a (ex? )fighter. I find the fandom to be too harsh on him just because he is not among the top five fighters in the franchise.

He does not deserve any of the hate he gets.

19 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 more.

She's the best female on the show

20 Launch Launch

Fun fact : The reason she wasn't present in Dragon Ball Z was because Akira Toriyama forgot she existed. - UltimateHybridX

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