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
7,646 1,899
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
8,426 2,017
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
4,638 1,585
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
4,900 1,747
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
3,511 871
Vegito is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Vegito
6
4,629 1,641
Trunks is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Dragon Ball Z
7
3,350 1,657
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
2,672 1,526
Android 18 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Dragon Ball Z
9
2,777 1,602
Frieza is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
CapoAssKickerMikey95 added Dragon Ball Z
10
2,730 1,409
Cell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
CapoAssKickerMikey95 added Dragon Ball Z
11
2,437 1,443
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
2,557 1,881
Son Goten is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Dragon Ball Z
13
2,590 1,522
Bardock is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
14
2,138 823
Whis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
liamsimpson added Whis
15
2,347 1,757
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
2,083 730
Beerus is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
liamsimpson added Beerus
17
2,086 1,463
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
1,840 1,014
Broly is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Broly
19
1,885 1,365
Android 16 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Dragon Ball Z
20
1,937 1,496
Muten-Rôshi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Dragon Ball Z
21
1,906 706
Gogeta is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Son Goku added
22
1,682 724
Shenron is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
liamsimpson added Dragon Ball Z
23
1,690 801
Gotenks is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Gotenks
24
1,401 1,086
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
1,318 710
Future Gohan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
liamsimpson added Future Gohan