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The 20 Greatest Dragon Ball Movie Villains, Ranked

In its multi-decade run, the Dragon Ball series has come out with a ton of great movies. One of the things that makes them so exhilarating is the villains who provide the heroes with challenges they must overcome. 

Some of the best Dragon Ball movie villains also appear in the main series or show up after being introduced in the movie. By the time Frieza is introduced as the big bad of Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ fans are already well-acquainted with him. Meanwhile, Garlic Jr. was first introduced in a film before getting his own saga in the anime. Other villains like Dr. Wheelo from Dragon Ball Z: The World's Strongest, are exclusive to the movie. 

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  • The new version of Broly is different from the original in several ways. Rather than being motivated by a totally illogical hatred for Goku, he has a much more understandable motive of wanting revenge after being banished from his home planet. While in the original incarnation, he was pure evil, the new Broly is a more complex and layered character. The rebooted Broly is considered the canon version.

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    Cooler - Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge

    As you might have guessed from the appliance-themed name, Cooler is Frieza's older brother. In his final form, his ki is apparently greater than Frieza's. He's strong enough to withstand Goku's Kaio-ken Kamehameha, and he has a super-move that involves launching a sun-like ball of flames at his target. Despite all that, he's still no match for Goku in his Super Saiyan form.

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    Future Android 17 & 18 - Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks

    Thanks to programming by Future Dr. Gero, Future Android 17 and Future 18 are far more malicious than their main timeline counterparts. These two love causing pain and suffering, and care for little else. They do care about each other, and Android 18, in particular, is interested in shopping, but for the most part destruction is the name of the game. This is quite different from their main timeline counterparts, who possess genuine humanity and capacity for love.

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  • Janemba first appears when he's reincarnated into the Saike Demon. After that, he takes over Hell and sends its inhabitants to the world of the living, causing a problem for Goku. Similarly to Buu, Janemba's earlier forms are more round childlike, while his later forms are leaner, more adult, and more dangerous. 

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