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
7,585 1,885
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
8,361 2,006
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
4,593 1,574
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
4,859 1,736
Gohan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z
5
3,479 863
Vegito is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Vegito
6
4,602 1,631
Trunks is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Dragon Ball Z
7
3,329 1,646
Bulma is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball
8
2,642 1,520
Android 18 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Dragon Ball Z
9
2,748 1,593
Frieza is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
CapoAssKickerMikey95 added Dragon Ball Z
10
2,702 1,402
Cell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
CapoAssKickerMikey95 added Dragon Ball Z
11
2,417 1,431
Majin Buu is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
oliviabrahmas added Dragon Ball Z
12
2,535 1,870
Son Goten is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Dragon Ball Z
13
2,566 1,516
Bardock is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
14
2,116 816
Whis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
liamsimpson added Whis
15
2,326 1,750
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
2,059 724
Beerus is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
liamsimpson added Beerus
17
2,066 1,460
Tien Shinhan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball
18
1,823 1,007
Broly is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Broly
19
1,872 1,359
Android 16 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Dragon Ball Z
20
1,918 1,493
Muten-Rôshi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Dragon Ball Z
21
1,887 703
Gogeta is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Son Goku added
22
1,669 720
Shenron is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
liamsimpson added Dragon Ball Z
23
1,676 797
Gotenks is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Gotenks
24
1,386 1,084
Android 17 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
akshay113 added Dragon Ball Z
25
1,304 706
Future Gohan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
liamsimpson added Future Gohan