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.

I didn't know who to pick between this guy and chichi but I'll go with him because he's a fake ass liar who claims himself as a strong saiyan but he didn't even fought any one in his life. It's no wonder why his name is Mr. Satan, get that? His name is Hercule SATAN, so it's probably easy why he lies. So yeah he's pretty much fake person saiyan alright.

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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

-always a b***h, demanding, overbearing and a control freak, except for when she was a kid (not many episodes showing that, and she hardly did anything at this age)
-forces herself on Goku to marry her out of a 'promise' Goku gave to her when he was a naive kid, and then spends the rest of their marriage whining about him. Make up your mind
-Hogs Gohan and decides how he should be brought up, without Goku's input AT ALL (control freak)
-Goku may be a blockhead, but she has NEVER thanked him for saving the earth and in/directly saving her, she doesn't even give a sh**
-EVERY shot she's in, she's either angry/mean/or whiney. The few times she's not, it quickly turns back into her being angry/mean/whiney
-tries to tell EVERYONE how to do things HER WAY, including everything in your life... (See Gohan being made to be a recluse nerd stuck in the house ALL DAY and made to hear educational tapes at night while he sleeps...)
-Tries to dictate even how Gohan should look ...more

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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

His only reason to exist is to fuse with Trunks and being his fighting partner. Other than that, he has had zero development. And in Dragon Ball Super, he has become a background character alongside kid Trunks.

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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

Stupid spoiled girl. oh god I hate her more than chi-chi (thanks for the dragon radar - but) she is the most annoying person ever. flies into a battle zone carrying a baby trunks and crashes, and she is mean to all other characters. So full of herself and thinks its her right to demand so much of others who owe her nothing. Arrogant. Man, this rant felt good. now back to episode 123 of DBZ.

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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 (Born Kakarrot) is the main protagonist of the Dragon Ball franchise created by Akira Toriyama in 1984. His abilities include 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 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)

This guy's only personality is a stupid perv expcally in DBZ. He does nothing but try to sexually harass woman more than 2X younger than he is, & in DBZ didn't do jack but watch female workout videos & what I said earlier. Yamcha was more useful & had more personality to him. And that's saying something (expcally the useful part).

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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 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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The Contenders

11 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).

Gohan is the best he is supposed to be the star of dbz not goku.

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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 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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14 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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15 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

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 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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18 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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19 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.

He's like the DBZ equivalent of the "rapper" Pitbull.

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20 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!

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