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The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time

Updated September 10, 2019 209.5k votes 19.2k voters 241.0k 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
    Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
    9,036
    2,358

    Vegeta

    Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z
  • 2
    Goku is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
    8,144
    2,136

    Goku

    Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z
  • 3
    Piccolo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
    5,107
    1,718

    Piccolo

    Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z
  • 4
    Gohan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
    5,297
    1,827

    Gohan

    Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z
  • 5
    Vegito is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
    3,918
    1,179

    Vegito

  • 6
    Trunks is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
    4,647
    1,785

    Trunks

    Dragon Ball Z
  • 7
    Frieza is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
    3,292
    1,588

    Frieza

    Dragon Ball Z
  • 8
    Beerus is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
    2,640
    955

    Beerus

  • 9
    Cell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
    3,062
    1,488

    Cell

    Dragon Ball Z
  • 10
    Bulma is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
    3,485
    1,804

    Bulma

    Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z
  • 11
    Whis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
    2,473
    1,017

    Whis

  • 12
    Android 18 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
    2,960
    1,555

    Android 18

    Dragon Ball Z
  • 13
    Gogeta is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
    2,355
    834
  • 14
    Shenron is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
    1,885
    889

    Shenron

    Dragon Ball Z
  • 15
    Bardock is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
    2,809
    1,488

    Bardock

  • 16
    Broly is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
    2,257
    1,187

    Broly

  • 17
    Majin Buu is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
    2,593
    1,504

    Majin Buu

    Dragon Ball Z
  • 18
    Gotenks is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
    1,955
    965

    Gotenks

  • 19
    Master Roshi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
    2,206
    1,383

    Master Roshi

    Dragon Ball Z
  • 20
    Kuririn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
    2,571
    1,657

    Kuririn

    Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z
  • 21
    Future Gohan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
    1,608
    828

    Future Gohan

  • 22
    Goku Black is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
    1,461
    764

    Goku Black

  • 23
    Android 17 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
    1,680
    1,097

    Android 17

    Dragon Ball Z
  • 24
    Goten is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
    2,641
    1,875

    Goten

    Dragon Ball Z
  • 25
    Tien Shinhan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
    2,154
    1,520

    Tien Shinhan

    Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z
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