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Top 5 Dragon Ball Z characters

Dragon Ball Z characters are just so unique and different in their own way. This is a fascinating game that attracts young ones and elders too. The characters are just so interesting that you can’t really comment on which one is better than which one better than the other. Hence, we have tried to figure out the Top 5 Dragon Ball Z characters.

What is Dragon Ball Z?

Dragon Ball Z  is a semi open-world action role-playing game developed by CyberConnect2. It is published by Bandai Namco Entertainment, based on the Dragon Ball franchise, released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It was released on January 17, 2020. The game received generally mixed to positive reviews upon release, and has sold over 2 million copies worldwide as of March 2020.

The gameplay of Dragon Ball Z

Unlike most of the games in the franchise, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is both a role-playing game and a fighting game. The player can do more than just battle their opponents like cruising in the car, training, etc.

The game is divided into four storylines. To begin with, the first chapter is known as the Saiyan Saga. The Second one being Namek Saga. The third is the Android Saga, where the player acquires their hovercar, and the Fourth one being Buu Saga.

At the very beginning of the game, a player gets a variety of 7 characters which are  Goku,  Vegeta,  Gohan, Piccolo, Future Trunks, Gotenks, and Vegito.

As and when the player progresses in the game, the characters can be unlocked likewise.

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Top Characters of Dragon Ball Z

After extensive research and understanding the various attributes of these characters, we have jotted down the top 5 characters from the game (completely unbiased and unsponsored).

1. Top character in Dragon Ball Z – Vegeta



Vegeta is a powerful Saiyan prince. He and his comrade Nappa are two of the last surviving Saiyans. They come to Earth to destroy all life and sell the planet. Though physically small, Vegeta can power up to unbelievable levels. Ambitious and determined, Vegeta wants the Dragon Balls to gain immortality.

There are certain adjectives that suit this character in the best way possible. They are attitude, composure, strong, sturdy, romantic, and dedicated. He is a seasoned and powerful warrior with an extreme ego.

His only downfall is his inability to choose judgment over pride when fighting important battles.

Abilities :

Vegeta has the ability to create and enhance attacks with the use of ki. He also has the ability to use Bukū-jutsu (“Air Dancing Technique”), which enables him to fly.

Constant and rigorous training and his Saiyan heritage, have given him vast superhuman strength, durability, speed, and reflexes.

Vegeta can increase his strength, speed, stamina, invulnerability, and flight speed many fold if he directs ki into them.

2. Goku


His real name was supposed to be Kakarrot because that’s his Saiyan name, and he is the son of Badrock and Gina. His brother was Raditz. When they sent Goku (Kakarrot) to Earth his grandfather Gohan took care of him. Later on, Goku didn’t realize it when he was a kid, but he killed his grandfather Gohan because it was a full moon, and Goku looked at it, so he turned into a giant ape.

Goku is the hero of Dragon Ball Z, the most powerful warrior on Earth.

When the Saiyans arrive, Goku learns the mysterious secret of his own past.

Goku was sent to Earth as a baby to destroy the planet, but a head injury as a child scrambled Goku’s programming. Instead of growing up to become a destructive super-warrior, he became innocent and pure of heart, fighting for good.

Goku is peaceful, good-natured, honest, loving to his family and friends, loyal, trustworthy, and brave. If he has a weakness, it is his trusting nature. He always finds the good in people when others don’t see it, though Goku’s enemies sometimes take advantage of his naive trust.

Abilities :

Goku has many abilities like, super strength, utilization of ki, flight, teleportation, super speed, enhanced reflexes, and Super Saiyan transformation that increase strength, speed, and durability.

3. Piccolo


Piccolo is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball manga series created by Akira Toriyama. He first appeared in chapter 161 of the Dragon Ball manga in the Shonen Jump magazine on February 22, 1988. He is a member of the alien Namekian race.

Toriyama stated that he never thought of making Piccolo an alien until Kami was introduced. But afterward he did try to make it consistent.

Abilities :

Thanks to his Namekian physiology, Piccolo can expand his arms and move fast enough to not be seen. He can regenerate lost limbs of his body so long as his head is still intact and possesses superhuman hearing and strength. Piccolo’s Chōkyoshinjutsu (“Super Large Body Technique”) allows him to become gigantic to the point where he is capable of reaching mountain-like heights.

He also has the ability to conjure objects such as garments and a blade, including his cape and turban outfit.

Among Piccolo’s known psionic skills, he is able to communicate telepathically with select individuals. Thus, this enables him to read minds and mentally contact others nearby.

4. Gohan


Gohan is introduced as the first son of the protagonist Goku, and his wife Chi-Chi. Chi-Chi is a strict and protective mother to Gohan, forcing him to focus on his studies and forbidding him from practicing martial arts.

However, due to the various threats to the Earth, she reluctantly allows him to fight, with him ultimately becoming one of the strongest characters in the series. Gohan has been well received by both fans and critics, the latter usually citing the character’s growth from his initial appearance to his defeat of Cell.

An unconscious Gohan is found by Goku, Piccolo, and Krillin. After waking up, he joins their quest to combat the clones. He later participates in destroying Android 21 by firing a Masenko at her.

In the game’s second arc, Gohan is found by Goku, Frieza, and Cell, and is skeptical of the latter two when being told of their alliance with the heroes.

Abilities :

Gohan possesses superhuman strength and durability, as well as superhuman speed and reflexes, as seen during his training with his younger brother Goten.

As a Half-Saiyan, he has the ability to become an Oozaru, a gigantic ape-like creature, by absorbing waves from a full moon. He lost this ability after his tail was cut by Piccolo, and later Vegeta.

5. Trunks


Trunks is the half-Saiyan half-Human son of Vegeta and Bulma and have at least two noteworthy incarnations.

His exact age is not certain, but he first appears in Dragon Ball Z as a teen. He is from the future and has witnessed a threat to Earth that cannot be stopped. He has come back in time to try to save the future Earth, only to find our heroes on Earth facing their own peril.

Much to the amazement of the Z gang, Trunks immediately turns Super Saiyan and defeats Frieza and King Cold. He gives Goku medicine to prevent his death from heart disease and tells them of Earth’s coming predicament.

The Z Fighters immediately go into training, and Trunks returns to his own time. Trunks return to our timeline again in the Android Saga to ensure that the Androids do arrive on Earth.

He continues to exist as a boy and a teen until the end of the Cell Saga when the older Trunks returns to his original timeline.

Abilities :

Trunks possess several abilities including superhuman strength, speed, reflexes, and energy blasts, which can be utilized by the use of ki. Both incarnations of Trunks have access to the Super Saiyan transformation, although their achievement of this form differs between incarnation.

Future Trunks achieved this in his early teens, while present Trunks would be shown to have the ability at the age of eight.

Summary – Top characters of Dragon Ball Z

Ever since the launch of the game, it has been winning hearts all over. Everybody has been adoring the game. The biggest contribution comes from the characters of the game. Every character is related to others and has their own uniqueness.

Certainly, the ranking is difficult but we kept various bases for the same. The prominent of them all is the player’s review and feedback.

We hope our list matches yours. Or at least, it had your favorite character.

Do let us know about the same in the comment section below.

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Aakanksha Chandra

Nature admirer, travel freak, enthusiast learner is what best describes me. Having served the education industry for more than a decade, that urge to share the creative streak in me brought me to the life of a content writer.