Anime Underground The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time  

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List Rules Must 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
7,332 1,757
Goku is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball

2
8,003 1,955
Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z

3
4,380 1,506
Piccolo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball

4
3,378 652
Future Trunks is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Future Trunks

5
4,665 1,674
Gohan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z

6
4,491 1,522
Trunks is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Dragon Ball Z

7
3,335 781
Vegito is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Vegito

8
3,170 1,579
Bulma is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball

9
2,509 1,451
Android 18 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Dragon Ball Z

10
2,603 1,524
Frieza is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
CapoAssKickerMikey95 added Dragon Ball Z

11
2,587 1,327
Cell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
CapoAssKickerMikey95 added Dragon Ball Z

12
2,324 1,351
Majin Buu is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
oliviabrahmas added Dragon Ball Z

13
2,432 1,792
Son Goten is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Dragon Ball Z

14
2,445 1,453
Bardock is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time

15
2,217 1,699
Krillin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball

16
2,013 751
Whis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
liamsimpson added Whis

17
1,924 670
Beerus is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
liamsimpson added Beerus

18
1,812 1,289
Android 16 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Dragon Ball Z

19
1,969 1,408
Tien Shinhan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball

20
1,705 950
Broly is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Broly

21
1,790 1,470
Muten-Rôshi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Dragon Ball Z

22
1,790 656
Gogeta is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Son Goku added

23
1,596 746
Gotenks is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Gotenks

24
1,574 690
Shenron is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
liamsimpson added Dragon Ball Z

25
1,321 1,043
Android 17 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
akshay113 added Dragon Ball Z