Ever since Dragon Ball Z Super came out I have seen nothing but power scaling videos about the series. And since everyone is god-level in that season, our poor DBZ boys have fallen to the wayside (or gotten buffed).
So in the hopes of being a rebel, I’m going to look at the superior season and count down the strongest characters Dragon Ball Z history.
DBZ fans are sure to find something here they love (or heavily disagree with).
Considering that both Goku and Vegeta are upper bracket picks, it’s only reasonable that their combination is at the very top.
He absolutely clapped Super Buu around to the point where it was almost hilarious, as he couldn’t even lay a finger on him.
As far as the Dragon Ball Z universe is concerned, there’s no doubt that he’s the strongest character to appear.
Making it all the sadder that he’ll have to wait quite a bit before his next appearance, because Vegeta saw that one hot tub vine and got too self-conscious to do a fusion with a man.
No matter how you slice it, Goku is always the one who ends up saving the day one way or the other.
He was the first to go Super Saiyan, and through parental negligence both of his sons followed soon after.
And he has died and come back to life so many times that the concept is lost on him.
As far as the good guys are concerned, he’s their strongest player, at least before we start talking about fusion.
3. Trunks (from the future)
With his mother’s common sense and his father’s power, Trunks is a force to be reckoned with.
As with the other second-generation users, he learned how to go Super Saiyan rather quickly. And even learned how to add more bulk to it before his father.
The first time we see him, he kicks Terminator Frieza and his old man around like they were infants. So definitely high calibre.
To his frustration, Vegeta is seemingly always second fiddle to Goku.
But honestly, keeping up with the G is rather impressive as it is.
Sure, he went evil that one time and nearly committed mass genocide. But his attitude does improve (slightly) later on.
But it remains a given that at any moment, he’s at best equal to Goku, or at worst far below him. And that’s the case in this list as well.
5. Super Buu
To be clear, this ranking is referring to Buu after he literally consumed half of his enemies and increased his power tenfold.
Just to name some of his appetizers: Piccolo, Gotenks and Gohan.
And he himself came to be when the scrawny evil Buu consumed the superior chubby Buu, so this man has a full squad in his belly and has access to all of their power.
No wonder he’s nearing the very top.