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The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time

Updated September 10, 2019 199.0k votes 19.9k voters 245.5k views77 items

List RulesMust have appeared in the Dragon Ball Z series or movies. No characters that only appear in the original series, Super, or GT.

It is tough to get a consensus on who are the best Dragon Ball Z characters of all time. Do you judge it on strength, power level, or what? To level the playing field for important but weaker fighters, such as Krillin, this list is based on popularity. So vote up your favorite DBZ characters and vote down those you don't like. If you don't see an important DBZ character on the list, add them!

The best Dragon Ball Z characters below have been voted on by fans like you. The best characters of the show many not necessarily be protagonists and you are more than welcome to vote on villains. You'll find Dragon Ball Z character not just from the series, but also from the OVAs and movies as well. Details such as English and Japanese voice actors are included when available, along with miscellaneous details such as occupation.

So who is the fan favorite character of Dragon Ball Z? Scroll down so you can find out once and for all who fans think are the best Dragon Ball Z characters of all time. Thankfully, you won't have to wait till the next episode of Dragon Ball Z to find out.

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  • 1
    8,562
    2,266

    Vegeta

    Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z
  • 2
    7,720
    2,042

    Goku

    Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z
  • 3
    4,843
    1,632

    Piccolo

    Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z
  • 4
    5,014
    1,721

    Gohan

    Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z
  • 5
    3,750
    1,164

    Vegito

  • 6
    4,422
    1,674

    Trunks

    Dragon Ball Z
  • 7
    3,154
    1,504

    Frieza

    Dragon Ball Z
  • 8
    2,550
    955

    Beerus

  • 9
    2,921
    1,420

    Cell

    Dragon Ball Z
  • 10
    2,393
    997

    Whis

  • 11
    3,307
    1,694

    Bulma

    Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z
  • 12
    2,821
    1,440

    Android 18

    Dragon Ball Z
  • 13
    2,296
    806
  • 14
    1,827
    854

    Shenron

    Dragon Ball Z
  • 15
    2,188
    1,112

    Broly

  • 16
    2,645
    1,385

    Bardock

  • 17
    2,437
    1,406

    Majin Buu

    Dragon Ball Z
  • 18
    1,879
    921

    Gotenks

  • 19
    2,121
    1,292

    Master Roshi

    Dragon Ball Z
  • 20
    2,428
    1,543

    Kuririn

    Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z
  • 21
    1,569
    791

    Future Gohan

  • 22
    2,486
    1,730

    Goten

    Dragon Ball Z
  • 23
    1,645
    1,008

    Android 17

    Dragon Ball Z
  • 24
    1,446
    743

    Goku Black

  • 25
    2,034
    1,401

    Tien Shinhan

    Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z