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The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time

Updated September 10, 2019 211.6k votes 19.3k voters 241.6k 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
    Vegeta
    9,099
    2,385

    Vegeta

    Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z
  • 2
    Goku
    8,204
    2,156

    Goku

    Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z
  • 3
    Piccolo
    5,148
    1,730

    Piccolo

    Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z
  • 4
    Gohan
    5,346
    1,838

    Gohan

    Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z
  • 5
    Vegito
    3,944
    1,203

    Vegito

  • 6
    Trunks
    4,681
    1,802

    Trunks

    Dragon Ball Z
  • 7
    Beerus
    2,660
    978

    Beerus

  • 8
    Frieza
    3,322
    1,605

    Frieza

    Dragon Ball Z
  • 9
    Cell
    3,100
    1,505

    Cell

    Dragon Ball Z
  • 10
    Bulma
    3,525
    1,815

    Bulma

    Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z
  • 11
    Whis
    2,490
    1,040

    Whis

  • 12
    Gogeta
    2,378
    847
  • 13
    Android 18
    2,988
    1,569

    Android 18

    Dragon Ball Z
  • 14
    Shenron
    1,910
    900

    Shenron

    Dragon Ball Z
  • 15
    Bardock
    2,839
    1,499

    Bardock

  • 16
    Broly
    2,284
    1,200

    Broly

  • 17
    Majin Buu
    2,609
    1,523

    Majin Buu

    Dragon Ball Z
  • 18
    Gotenks
    1,973
    980

    Gotenks

  • 19
    Future Gohan
    1,636
    834

    Future Gohan

  • 20
    Master Roshi
    2,235
    1,390

    Master Roshi

    Dragon Ball Z
  • 21
    Kuririn
    2,601
    1,662

    Kuririn

    Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z
  • 22
    Goku Black
    1,478
    776

    Goku Black

  • 23
    Android 17
    1,705
    1,104

    Android 17

    Dragon Ball Z
  • 24
    Goten
    2,670
    1,889

    Goten

    Dragon Ball Z
  • 25
    King Kai
    1,234
    805

    King Kai