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.

He needs to die, Lets hope he won't take credit for anything else.

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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

Annoying, obnoxious, whiny, bossy, narrow-minded, manipulative, loud and an overall plain nuisance! She's serves no purpose other than popping out Gohan and Goten and even then she ruins that by forcing them and Goku to be more 'humanlike'.
Sure Bulma can be a pain in the butt too with her whinging, being spoilt and always getting her way but at least she's useful and helps when the earth is in peril!
The most annoying thing about Chi Chi though? She's the 'female character everyone's scared of, has an awful temper and you should never make her mad' anime cliche, which means she'll never have any character development so no one will ever call her out on her horrible attitude and terrible behaviour even though almost everyone in the series could kick her butt.

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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

Thought, Goten isn't that best character, or (for sure) strongest; Some people still look down upon him for, his voice, weakness, and his terrible hair cut when he gets older. Goten is very much, a side character and,seemingly, a weakness ti the saying race, but. He is not the worst.

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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

Whoever put this on here should die - Jay12

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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.

This made me strap myself into an electric chair and watch batman and robin

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7 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.

I hate how the new cool thing is to make goku look like the worst father/husband ever over some little things.

Slapping chichi though walls: it was an accident he wasn't used to his strength he even instantly apologized to her when it happened.

Leaving his family when he could see them: he stayed dead even though he could come back alive because he thought staying dead would keep the earth safer. Most of the huge threats in DBZ where after goku or came to earth because of him. It's not that far fetched to believe that him staying dead would lessen that, right?

Saving hurcule & dende instead of trunks & his own son:
Come on! You could tell there was instant regret even before vegeta started yelling at him! Plus, he thought getting dende would make it possible for them to wish them back (yes that wasn't the case, but he forgot some important details).

Give goku a break for fss sake

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8 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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9 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

Only hare for her

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10 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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The Newcomers

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The Contenders

11 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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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 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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14 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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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 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?! "

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

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

So overrated.

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.


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