Worst Dragon Ball Z Characters


The Top Ten

1 Hercule Satan

Took credit for Cell games, Took credit for winning tournaments, Took credit for defeating Buu and because of all this he's a horrible father to Videl, I wish he was filler

Yeah, he wasn't directly responsible, but he was definitely a big help, though. Without him, Gohan would've probably never turned SSJ2, and Goku & Vegeta wouldn't have defeated Kid Buu. - MKBeast


He is so fake. He took the credit for defeating Cell when it was actually Gohan who defeated Cell. He thinks he's the best fighter in the world and he's actually the worst.

It’s all his fault that videl is the worst character in dbz. Videl I don't know about her she’s ok, but this fake ass Afro samurai bitch right here he has to go

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2 Chi Chi Chi Chi

Chi chi is the worst character in dbz history, it is because of her Gohan became a wimp in the first place, Goku should have married Bulma instead.

Why is she not #1? She's stupid, ugly, annoying, and useless. She basically forced Goku to marry her. Wanted Gohan to marry Videl for her money. She's so much worst than Hercules.

Chi Chi's character is a poor one. Stupid, selfish and overall loud, very loud. Most people despise her because of that alone. She has an insufferably bad attitude that makes you wish she was right in front of you to tell her shut up. Before you defend her desire to make him smart with a good education. He was home schooled and sheltered. He demonstrates he is very socially inept in his high school saga to the point you'd just wish it would stop. He's even demonstrated that he does not know how to even cook. What's more making a child sit and study every single day with no exercise hinders the development of the brain. Her character is a pointless element of conflict overall. Her father is a martial artist, she was raised to be a martial artist, her husband is a martial artist as well as her in-laws Hercule and Videl. To break these traditions with her children despite the fact she willingly married a martial artist is purely selfish and only alienating her entire family in the ...more

She does nothing but rant and all talk but no action. She wasn't seen much of the series and when she does show up, she's of no help at all. Saying studying is better than saving the world? Uh, hello? they can do both? Bulma and 18 are at least supportive of their husbands and even help out. No wonder Goku ditches her when she can.

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3 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 ...read more.

The thing to remember about Pan is that she is a fictional character, and if she acts a certain way, it's because the writers wanted her to be that way. If she's bossy and whiny, it's because the writers wanted her to be bossy and whiny. If she never does anything useful, it's because the writers didn't want her to ever do anything useful. If she's significantly weaker than Goku and Trunks, it's because the writers wanted her to be significantly weaker than Goku and Trunks. And why would they want those things? Based on the legacy left by DB and DBZ, I'd say it's because the people involved with this franchise either can't imagine a female being useful and likeable, or simply refuse to do so. That's a reason to hate the people working on this thing, not to hate the character herself who, as an adolescent girl with super strength, would've been a great character in the hands of competent writers.

Hey! Don't count DBGT it's non-canon! In the original Dragon Ball manga, Pan is really cute and adorable and powerful and has potential, being able to fly round the Earth at the age of four thus made her far stronger than Goku and Gohan at the same age. She's one of the cutest dbz characters alongside kid Goten! She's also my 4th favorite character

My absolute favourite DBZ character shouldn't be here. She's such an adorable yet powerful baby and a strong-willed little fighter, too! - SaiyanGirl

While I know gt isn't cannon anymore, gt and this character equally made me hate all of the cast for different reasons, her and bra who I'm sure is on this list too.

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4 Goten Goten

Goten is so cute and powerful. He should be last.

NO Goten-chan is the best! I love Goten-chan! - SaiyanGirl

The cutest lil' monster

I hate him so much.

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5 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.

I really wish Bulma wasn't on this list, she helped save the Earth more than once, she created the Dragon Radar, and the time machine that changed the future completely, and also she's the reason why Trunks exists

It makes me cringe to see Bulma so high on this list, because we're not supposed to like Bulma. We're supposed to think she's stupid and annoying by comparison to the male characters around her. We're supposed to think she's useless. We're supposed to judge her for being a slut while ogling her during "fan service" moments. During the early episodes of Dragon Ball, she was deliberately characterized with the most un-likeable personality possible so that we would not see her as being worthy of dignity or respect, and would thus excuse the massive amount of sexual harassment perpetrated against her. Saying you hate her for those qualities is like saying you hate Mr. Popo because you think his black skin is ugly: well, yeah, you're kinda supposed to think that, and if you do, you've bought into the show's prejudices hook, line, and sinker.

The show's writers simply refuse to allow Bulma to receive any validation. When Bulma, Krillin, and Gohan arrive on Namek, Bulma ...more

You're crazy, bulma is the best, this very rich

Bulma literally try to hit a deity beerus why would you try to hit a deity when they're literally about to destroy the Earth! And they're probably going to destroy the whole galaxy with it! Thanks for the dragon radar if it weren't for her do you want to have a Goku trying to touch or find someone's wieners if they even have them - Devthakur

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6 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.

Somebody dig a grave Yamcha showed up

He's not actually bad, just useless and can't even survive at least 2 minutes. - TheRegular1227

Whenever there's serious fighting going on, Yamcha always seems to be the first person to be killed or incapacitated in some way. He hasn't been cool since like the fifth episode of Dragon Ball. When the gang went up against Emperor Pilaf, Oolong did more to save the day.

Yamcha is a hella a lot worse than chichi.. I still don't like chichi.. but.. THIS GUYS PURE T R A S H

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7 Android 17 Android 17

Stupid kid and lame. What was his point other than going against Gero and getting absorbed? The future version was more effective for plot but still sucked and got creamed by Future Trunks with ease.

He sucks and was a wimpy stupid character who didn't even get a death scene, stupid and pathetic childish idiocy of driving a car around and playing cowboy, what a waste of airtime.

Useless loser added to appeal to the more useless fan base, 17 sucked throughout all his appearances.

Android 17 sucks and doesn't even deserve to lick Dr. Gero's shoes; the only thing he does is be a renegade idiot!

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8 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's the most stagnant, predictable character in the entire series.

Still the best.

He is predictable and one dimensional. I recently watched the series for the first time from Dragon Ball to about half way through Dragon Ball Z. I have realized that Goku is just boring. He is always good and will always be good. He is predictable, but not even in an interesting way. He goes through very little developments and just says everything plainly. I actually like when he is not present it actually creates an interesting story.


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9 Master Roshi Master Roshi

Why is Bulma currently at #5 on this list and Master Roshi only at #11? Does that mean people see a problem with Bulma's behavior but not with that of a man who sexually harasses her? I realize the show plays up Bulma as a stupid teenage girl who doesn't deserve to be treated well and encourages the audience to sympathize with Master Roshi as a lonely old man who just wants to have a little fun, but you'd think people would be smart enough to see through that.

Honestly guys? How is Master Roshi not closer to the top? He's groped and sexualized girls and women just for the heck of it. An old man wanting to grab a 16 year old's boobs is not funny, it's creepy.

I find him REALLY creepy he's some old guy who lives on an island in the middle of the ocean and all he does is treat woman who are like 16 like objects... And he only accepted Krillin as his student because Krillin gave him a dirty magazine... (I'll admit that part was kinda funny)

Lol he is an old man

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10 Videl Videl

She used to be annoying, but she has changed for the better, why hate her? - Goku02

She made me think I could fly...

Pan exists because of her

She wants to destroy Gohan's life! She needs to die!

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The Newcomers

? Android 21 Android 21
? Jiren Jiren

The Contenders

11 Gotenks Gotenks

He is the reason the buu saga waa so unbearable. On top of having a terribly uninspiring theme, he is a snobby over confident idiot, who somehow managed to get the worst qualities from trunks and goten. His double voice gave me headaches, his mastery of ssj3 put the entire power-up to shame, he has ugly old person looking hair, and deserved to die in the hyperbolic time chamber. Anytime he would open his mouth I would hope that Goku and Vegeta would come back from the grave to teach him respect, he further demoted Piccolo to babysitter AND pushover, and made me want to root for the destruction of Earth because even Super Buu had more redeemable qualities.

In short, he sucks and I hate him.

Stupid. He had to make the fight seem 'more fantastic' or whatever for no one & tricked piccolo for no reason. Then he had nerve to yell at piccolo for destroying the door for when all he knew that was the only chance to save earth. It's all his fault they got trapped, all people of earth got destroyed, & goten & young trunk's characters r so hated.

(Spoiler) Gotenks is the reason the beginning of the Fusion and kid buu saga was so stupid. He is too over confident resulting most of the Z fighters to be turned into chocolate. Then when he hides his super saiyan 3 powers he can finally do something useful.
Overall he is a stupid over confident idiot

Ghost attack? Really?

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12 Chaoz

I spent 5 minutes trying to figure out who this was until I figured out they meant Chiaotzu. - bla2719

I think this character needed more explanation. Why does he look like a creepy levitating doll? Why does he never change mentally or physically? Is he retarded? Why are he and Tien so attached to one another?

He looks so damn pointless on DBZ. He did nothing noteworthy. He's pretty much a filler. At least Tien fought against Super Buu and Cell

Creepy, worthless, and gloats too much. Sounds about right.

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13 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.

Looks like the series completely lost hope for Gohan ever since DBS. Neither him, Vegeta, nor his father Goku deserve to be on the list, despite all of this.

How can anyone hate Gohan? : ( He's kind, humble, powerful, badass, well-developed, and an all-around perfect character. Doesn't deserve to be ten miles near this list.

If you're watching this show as an adult female, it's very... patronizing... to see a five-year-old boy portrayed with more dignity than a grown woman with a background in science and business (Bulma).

As a kid, yes. Later on, no.

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14 Puar Puar

Puar isn't supposed to fight. Ya he's not the best (wait he is) bee and puar and adorable. Yet nobody but Yamaha the weak one likes him? Puar isn't supposed to fight you 4 year olds! It doesn't matter if he's weak he is not programmed to fight! And he is so compassionate, and you should've saw him when Yamaha died. I mean I didn't care but puar of course did. He has the sweetest voice and I almost thought he was a girl!

Such a boring flying cat, Yamaha, Goku, chichi, bulma, krillin and everybody else are better stop voting for them seriously what's wrong with you people

Worst voice ever. Very painful with sensitive hearing. If Puar is on the screen, turn down the volume, a lot!


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15 Frost Frost

The only reason people like him is because he looks like Frieza, other than that he sucks - Dashiefan

This guy wants to CHEAT to defeat Goku and Piccolo? He should be #1

He cheated in the tournament - ikerevievs

AKA, Not Freiza

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16 Beerus Beerus Beerus is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball franchise created by Akira Toriyama. Beerus made his first appearance in the 2013 feature film Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods.

Onedimensional man baby who ruins the whole point of the series

Purple Cat God thing that is stronger than anyone else expect Whis

His whole existence now is like, if we find an enemy that is hard to defeat it's ok, because we have Beerus to do it for us if we can't.

No what about the grand priest and the omni king zeno

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17 Zamasu Zamasu Zamasu is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball series by Akira Toriyama, Although a Supreme Kai from Universe 10, he is the true main antagonist and the catalyst of the Future Trunks Saga in Dragon Ball Super, being responsible for Goku Black's existence, working alongside him to restore "justice" ...read more.

Zamasu is arguably one of the most developed villains in the franchise. A crazed villain who thinks justice involves wiping out everyone he sees as evil? It's an interesting motive done right. - MKBeast

Why is Zamasu on here? I mean, he's one of the best villains and he's gay for himself. Love yourself like Zamasu does

18 Cell Cell Cell is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball series by Akira Toriyama. He is the main antagonist of the Android Saga, being an android/artificial life form from the future, whose goal is to become "perfect" via absorbing Androids 17 and 18 and becoming the strongest fighter in the universe.

Cell was stupid. Unlike the true sinister evil that is Frieza, Cell was just a competitor with a fighting edge and that makes for a good power level challenge but does very little for being truly evil and this is why Cell sucked.

He is good character. But seriously what?! He always complains perfection and that he is perfect warrior WHEN HE IS NOT

Never liked Cell. Took too long to die and the death wasn't much; rather anticlimactic compared to previous villains.


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

So overrated.

Although Vegeta is one of my personal favorite characters and I appreciate the psychological complexity he brings to the series, in a weird sort of way I'm actually relieved to see him so high on this list, because I can definitely see some legitimate reasons for not liking him. At the beginning of the series, he brutally murders several of his own colleagues and singlehandedly slaughters a village of Namekians. At the end of the series, he's married to the sort of beautiful rich woman Master Roshi can only dream about (never mind that he was verbally abusive to her when he first met her), he has access to super-advanced technology and a fortune he didn't earn, and seems to have a pretty good life. Of course, in between those two ends, we see him beaten to a pulp numerous times and he dies twice (once in an attempt to save his loved ones), but for me personally, if I like this character, it's only in the context that every time he gets too cocky, we have the satisfaction of seeing him ...more

Why is he on here? He's a better father and husband than Goku. Smarter, too. He made DBZ better. Why do you think nobody cares about Dragonball? Cause Vegeta wasn't in it.

There's just something so, so, so off-putting about a character, that murders for fun, without any mercy nor remourse, and then get treated like a good guy, simply because he just "stopped" killing for a time being! No! All of the no!

This guy, is a epitome of a psychopath! No amount of "character development" or off-screen sex can cure anyone from that! It's perfectly okay to like Joker because he's a cracy murdering madman, just like Vegeta is, but love the love of god, do not like neither of them, because they're "heroes", or "deebly written/complex"! No... just, no.

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20 Broly Broly

I like him. But I like him for how ridiculously over the top the film made him out to be, which is pretty much why half the world hates him.

No character depth, blatant Hulk ripoff, and he's just bad in general

Nothing says "whiny baby" like a fully grown man with nearly Hulk-level power and infant-level emotional maturity.
"Weeeh, weh, I'm crazy 'cause baby Carrot wouldn't stop crying, so I'm gonna seek revenge forever and ever and never forgive him! "
"Yeah... Our king tried to kill us and our planet was destroyed, son. Clearly worse has happened. Also, how could you remember something like that when you were only a few days old?! "

21 Oolong

I know he's not as bad as Master Roshi, but if sexual predation is a worse offense than whining, he should still be higher than every female character on this list, even Pan.

The episode that introduced Oolong contained a lot of pedophilic humor that was pretty gross. Afterwards, he went on to become the most pointless character in the entire series.

Oolong is a coward he turns into a huge knight and then runs away and he's completely useless in Z.

Another perv but unlike roshi is completely useless even in DB (except when he wished for underwear).

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22 Bio-Broly

A disappointing execution of an interesting concept. - MKBeast

He's not Broly, he's the MONSTURD! Actually, he should have starred in that film!

23 Android 18 Android 18

She's not that bad, I actually find her scarier when she was married to Krillin (Roshi found out the skull crunching way). Android 17, on the other hand, is an overrated moron! His plan to reach Goku at Kamihouse (which is in the middle of the ocean) is to drive there in a van, WHEN HE'S AWARE HE AND HIS SIBLINGS CAN FLY AT OVER MACH 9! It's no wonder Imperfect Cell choose to eat him first, it's to get him over with! Super 17 (basically C-17 and the lazily named "Hell-Fighter 17" combined) is even lamer, with his death by Goku - I mean "Kid Goku" charging through his belly being a complete rehash of King Piccolo's death.

Who put her on here! She's the best female character by far

Such a boring character...

Android 18 is a badass! Love her, love her, love her! - SaiyanGirl

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24 Chiaotzu Chiaotzu

I mean come on, what can this guy do?

This is suppose to be chaoz


It's too bad that his defyning moment was self destruct on Napa... Which did absolutely nothing!

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25 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.

Oh my I hate krillin because he is bald. He is technically the strongest human, helped Goku save the world several times, saved Gohan's life, fought Frieza, helped Goku transform in the most memorable anime scene ever, threw the spirit bomb, fought kid buu, but sure, he is bald.

Actually He has a better character and truly understood Goku

I find it difficult to take Krillin seriously because he's died so many times it's cliche.

Wish they remove hem from dbz

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26 Brianne de Chateau

Should be in the top 5 - ikerevievs

Retarted and annoying - ikerevievs

27 Baby

Baby is basically terrible, his existence mocks me. Even his name is pathetic.

I cracked up when I first saw him and Goku said "That's enough baby! " And I thought he was tired of not being able to kiss his ape crush and when I never saw baby I though he was a little girl. No wonder I thought that.. Lol

. Hey dude shut up baby is not the worst buu sucks kid buu is cool but baby is my favorite but is baby should have been in dragon ball z

I hate baby, why he's not in the top ten, I have no clue, but I do know one thing he's in GT that's why I hate him

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28 Guldo Guldo

Good thing vegeta killed Guldo he was a total wussy when he was fighting gohan and krillin

I was gonna put Frieza but this guy is pointless - ikerevievs

Guldo is okay but his powers aren't that good. Still, he is quite fast but Burter is faster. - SelfDestruct

29 Yajirobe Yajirobe

does nothing except give other fighters and eat senzu beans. He shows up to the battles to hide behind a rock and watch.

Yajirobe is the worst character on this list. I mean, he's flat out useless

At least Yajirobe was able to defeat Cymbal, one of King Piccolo's sons.

He's simply GARBAGE, get off my T.V. Yajirobe you worth it!

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30 Saibamen Saibamen

Saibamen can kill like 2 Z-Fighters (Yamcha and Chiaotzu) other than that all there good for is being a punching bag.

Saibamen suck like come on even Vegeta can knock them out on one blow

What? What which suck saw bulma kill saibamen?

I thought you meant Saiyaman at first

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31 Whis Whis

Ugh, this thing. I hate its face, his dress, his lipstick and false eyelashes and nail polish, I hate his fruity voice and I hate his personality. He is just so annoying and useless. But I hate the cat too so they can both gth.

How? - MKBeast

32 Supreme Kai Supreme Kai

Because he would never give gohan the chance for the sword and make the hardest material in the universe so gohan could swing at it and break the sword also no vegito or ultimate gohan

If it wasn't for him gohan my overall favorite character wouldn't survive from majin buu

Supreme kai was awesome old and yong

He let Spopovich and Yamu steal Gohan's energy. Made the Z-Warriors hide behind the hills even after Dabura killed his Kibito then turned Piccolo and Krillin into stone for no real reason. Prevented Vegeta from blasting their way to the bottom of Babidi's Spaceship cause it MIGHT revive Majin Boo even though he knows Majin Boo needs 100% energy to be revived and even if it did he would be severely weakened thus easy for Goku, Gohan, and Vegeta to exterminate. Completely underestimated the Saiyans' powers and completely overestimated the enemies only realizing his mistake during his ass beating despite having several instances to put 2 and 2 together. He didn't warn Gohan of Boo's ability to absorb people... arguably his most deadly technique.

Without him the whole Saga wouldn't have happened at all. Sure he saved Gohan's life against Fat Boo but otherwise he might as well draw a M on his forehead and work for Babidi for all the "help" he was. - dhochoy

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33 Vegito Vegito
34 Kami

Not so great for a guy called "god". Especially in the Garlic Jr filler.

35 Mr. Popo Mr. Popo

Well, Team Four Star couldn't fined much of a way to parody him other than turning him into a Chuck Norris Dark Lord.

People only hate him because no one is strong enough to beat him.

Popo means poo in Spanish, LOL - Yona_db

Ah racist you said his "Black skin is uglyL oml that's racist ah! Say he is ugly! Not black skin! I have brown skin!

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36 Maron

She's just filler. She doesn't exist in the manga! - Goku02

I'm guessing it's Krillin's girlfriend because his daughter's name is spelt Marron, not Maron. That and the fact that Maron is a stupid airhead and Marron isn't a bad character.

Which one? Krillin's Bulma clone girlfriend or Krillin and C-18's daughter?

No that's krillins daughter

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37 Gogeta Gogeta
38 Babidi Babidi

Well, he looked like a flie, so it was quite fitting Fat Buu smushed his ugly face.

39 Giru


40 Majin Buu Majin Buu ...read more.

You're completely crazy, a great villain hard to beat on any device

Ha, he is funny. Remember he did us a favor and killed chi chi?

Buu is funny! I loved when he saved bee and he got shot and popped the bullet out his belly and said "You dropped this! "

I thought Majin Buu was FUNNY! Still though, I prefer Kid Buu and Super Buu! - HeavyDonkeyKong

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41 Quitela
42 Kefla
43 Uub Uub

Although he's said to be the reincarnation of Buu, he actually seems to be the reincarnation of Nam from Dragon Ball.

Bit of a random way to end the series.

Some bald guy.: urg slightly bald guy

44 Dr. Gero Dr. Gero

Just ugly and blaming,this is worse.

45 Android 19 Android 19

Got his arms cut off by Vegeta. - SelfDestruct

Android 19 ruined the entire cell arc. Great joy when vegeta blasted him to bits. Way worse than hercule

He sounds like a wind-up-baby toy.

His voice is something I just can't put up with.

46 Recoome Recoome

This retard can go die in a ditch

47 Garlic Jr. Garlic Jr.

A lot of people like to rip on Raditz for being one of the weakest dragon ball characters in general. At least HE actually came close to killing Goku. This saibamen wanna-be, Is like the black sheep of all the Dragon ball villains. I could win in a battle with Garlic Jr if I were to do so! For god sakes, Mr popo could totally obliterate him off the face of the planet if he wanted!

It was hilarious that Team Four Star had Mr Popo eat him!

48 Nappa Nappa

He'll no! Take him off this list! he's my favorite villain with an amazing personality!

49 Bulla Bulla

Pointless character. She's unnecessary.

Poor Vegeta have such a stupid daughter.

Idiotic, useless, pointless, dumb, ugly,... The list goes on.

Bulla is such a dependent kid. She cannot fight and is practically useless and weak. So disappointing considering how powerful her father is. The one character I can call useless in every way. - SaiyanGirl

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50 Pilaf Pilaf

Super dumb real irritating and just overall a cringe to watch

Feels like a stupid filler character.

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