Even decades after its original run, Dragon Ball Z remains one of the most popular anime series ever released. Who doesn’t love watching colorful, muscular heroes battling it out with the fate of the entire world at stake?
Even as the franchise continues to grow thanks to Dragon Ball Super and the upcoming sequel movie Dragon Ball Super Hero, we feel now is a great time to celebrate DBZ and its most iconic heroes and villains. Let’s count down the 10 best characters from the show’s long run, from Frieza to Vegeta to Goku. Note: This list only covers Dragon Ball Z, not the original Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball GT or Dragon Ball Super!