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The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time

Updated September 10, 2019 197.6k votes 20.1k voters 247.0k 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
    7,706
    2,044

    Goku

    Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z
  • 2
    8,518
    2,274

    Vegeta

    Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z
  • 3
    4,842
    1,603

    Piccolo

    Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z
  • 4
    4,985
    1,705

    Gohan

    Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z
  • 5
    3,700
    1,167

    Vegito

  • 6
    4,350
    1,665

    Trunks

    Dragon Ball Z
  • 7
    3,143
    1,486

    Frieza

    Dragon Ball Z
  • 8
    2,553
    949

    Beerus

  • 9
    2,908
    1,405

    Cell

    Dragon Ball Z
  • 10
    2,811
    1,405

    Android 18

    Dragon Ball Z
  • 11
    2,374
    986

    Whis

  • 12
    3,252
    1,679

    Bulma

    Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z
  • 13
    2,281
    800
  • 14
    1,807
    853

    Shenron

    Dragon Ball Z
  • 15
    2,169
    1,106

    Broly

  • 16
    2,616
    1,362

    Bardock

  • 17
    2,408
    1,392

    Majin Buu

    Dragon Ball Z
  • 18
    1,846
    921

    Gotenks

  • 19
    2,112
    1,247

    Master Roshi

    Dragon Ball Z
  • 20
    2,414
    1,494

    Kuririn

    Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z
  • 21
    2,456
    1,693

    Goten

    Dragon Ball Z
  • 22
    1,563
    782

    Future Gohan

  • 23
    1,633
    992

    Android 17

    Dragon Ball Z
  • 24
    1,454
    749

    Goku Black

  • 25
    2,002
    1,379

    Tien Shinhan

    Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z
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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.