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.

1
7,479 1,811
Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Vegeta Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z

2
6,914 1,607
Son Goku is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Goku Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball

3
4,050 1,419
Piccolo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Piccolo Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball

4
4,368 1,566
Gohan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Gohan Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z

5
4,344 1,383
Trunks is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Trunks Dragon Ball Z

6
3,063 585
Future Trunks is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Future Trunks

7
3,094 710
Vegito is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Vegito

8
2,984 1,480
Bulma is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Bulma Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball

9
2,376 1,457
Freeza is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
CapoAssKickerMikey95 added Frieza Dragon Ball Z

10
2,323 1,379
Android 18 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Android 18 Dragon Ball Z

11
2,407 1,250
Cell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
CapoAssKickerMikey95 added Cell Dragon Ball Z

12
2,176 1,272
Majin Buu is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
oliviabrahmas added Majin Buu Dragon Ball Z

13
2,298 1,708
Son Goten is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Goten Dragon Ball Z

14
2,298 1,389
Bardock is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time

The Best Dragon Ball Z Memes of All Time

15
2,055 1,633
Krillin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Kuririn Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball

16
1,861 689
Whis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
liamsimpson added Whis

17
1,743 616
Beerus is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
liamsimpson added Beerus

18
1,855 1,339
Tien Shinhan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Tien Shinhan Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball

19
1,712 1,216
Android 16 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Android 16 Dragon Ball Z

20
1,546 890
Broly is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Broly

21
1,652 1,412
Master Roshi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Master Roshi Dragon Ball Z

The Best Princess Movies

22
1,647 610
Gogeta is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Gogeta

23
1,471 639
Shenron is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
liamsimpson added Shenron Dragon Ball Z

24
1,489 681
Gotenks is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Gotenks

25
1,208 998
Android 17 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
akshay113 added Android 17 Dragon Ball Z

26
1,383 1,125
Pikkon is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
CapoAssKickerMikey95 added Pikkon

27
1,827 1,141
Lunch is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Lunch Dragon Ball Z

28
1,596 1,140
Nail is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Nail Dragon Ball Z

Ranking The Greatest DBZ Villains of All Time

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1,121 634
Future Gohan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
liamsimpson added Future Gohan

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1,467 974
Dende is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Dende Dragon Ball Z

31
833 510
Goku Black is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Goku Black

32
1,328 1,248
Bra is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Bra Dragon Ball Z

33
851 652
King Kai is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Son Goku added King Kai

34
1,189 1,004
Kami is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Kami Dragon Ball Z

35
1,288 1,387
Videl is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Videl Dragon Ball Z

31 Times You've Seen The Walking Dead Actors Before

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1,067 813
King Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Son Goku added King Vegeta

37
1,156 1,085
Dr. Briefs is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Dr. Briefs Dragon Ball Z

38
965 792
Nappa is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
liamsimpson added Nappa Dragon Ball Z

39
754 1,039
Dabura is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
ErenBruceLeeBilir added Dabura Dragon Ball Z

40
1,147 919
Mr. Popo is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Mr. Popo Dragon Ball Z

41
950 1,055
Raditz is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
dean-johnny-faulkner added Raditz Dragon Ball Z

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481 346
Supreme Kai is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
liamsimpson added Supreme Kai

Ranking Every Dragon Ball Z Movie Best to Worst

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924 750
Tarble is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Tarble

44
525 404
Porunga is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Son Goku added Porunga

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510 402
Ranker Video
Cooler

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580 478
Korin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
liamsimpson added Korin

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1,001 1,203
Yamcha is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Yamcha Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball

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164 48
Whis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Whis

49
539 539
Grand Elder Guru is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Oliver Towers added Grand Elder Guru

50
803 928
Kibit is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Dragon Ball Z Characters of All Time
Kibit Dragon Ball Z