son gokou His real name is Kakaroto. He discovered that from his brother Raditz which is also the first time he learned that he is a Saiyajin. Not only is he a great warrior, but also a spectacular leader. Throughout the entire series, he had inspired many, including both of his sons, Gohan and Goten and especially Vegeta. He is a diligent and hardworking person who would never fail to take on new challenges. Even though he had became the most powerful warrior in the universe by defeating Freeza, he still strive to become better. After Future Trunks had foretold the arrival of the cyborgs and Dr. Gero. He could have opted for the easy path by getting to Dr. Gero before the cyborgs were created, but he chose to challenge himself instead by preparing for their arrival. Gokuís unfaltering spirit and confidence is remarkable. After he forfeited the battle against Cell, no one, not even Gohan himself had the confidence to defeat Cell. Goku was the only one who had confidence in Gohan and followed through all the way to the end, even after Gohan was seriously injured and lost the will to fight. He never quits under any circumstance. Even after everyone gave up, his mind never stopped looking for solutions. Seconds before Cell was about to explode and destroy Earth, Goku realized he could teleport Cell to another location. His leadership and inspiration was proved pivotal as Future Trunks unveiled the grim story of his time where Goku died of a rare heart disease and everyone except for Trunks were killed. The most tragic of all was that Gohanís tremendous talent was never realized as he died under the hands of #17. After the Dragon Ball Warriors initial encounter with #17 and #18 and subsequently Cell, Goku realized that he must transcend the Super Saiyajin to stand a chance against the cyborgs. Under his guidance, an intensive training program in the "Time Room" was launched. During that time, he trained Gohan for the first time and fully unleashed Gohan's potential. The one person he had inspired most throughout the series was Vegeta. Vegeta entered the story as as an evil individual who would find any means necessary to satisfy his hunger for power who was also too proud to accept defeat. Through Gokuís inspiration, Vegeta slowly transformed into a good hearted person who accepted himself. During Gokuís final battle with Majin Buu, he openly accepted that he was no match for neither Buu nor Goku and willing to participate in the sidelines (by gathering energy for Gokuís final strike) rather than the actual fight.
son gohan He is the first child of Son Goku. Named after Goku's adopted grandfather, his tremendous talent and power was readily apparent in his childhood. In the battle against Raditz, Gohan's horrifying power substantially injured him, assisting both Piccolo and Goku. As Piccolo said, he was too pampered by his parents in the early ages to even realize his talent. Piccolo decided to start training him by leaving him in an island for six months to learn independence before teaching him anything at all. After one year of training, Gohan became a much more independent and strong in character. Even though Gohan became more independent, he still lacked the kind of confidence that his father had, which was evident when he fled from where he was supposed to attack Nappa in his first battle against the Saiyajins. His lack of confidence persisted even after he became the most powerful warrior (Super Gohan) in the epic battle against Cell. During the "Kame Hame Ha" final confrontation between the two of them, Gohan was about to give up the battle. During that time, his father had more confidence in him then he did himself as Goku motivated Gohan to unleash his full potential to completely destroy Cell. Because his mother had always wanted him to be a scholar, Gohan has a dilemma between fighting and studying, even though he is equally assiduous in both. Because of the constant invasion of "evil," Gohan focused on fighting. However, he finally got the opportunity to become a scholar after Buu was defeated and realized his mother's wishes.
Raditz Saiya-jin with hair about his waist length. He is the first enemy to appear in the Dragonball Z series. Songokuu's older brother comes to Earth in the belief that his brother has conquered the planet. After knowing that Gokuu has lost his memory, he kidnaps Gohan demanding that Gokuu presents, the next day, 100 dead humans on the beach in front of the Kame House, or else, he will kill his son (Gohan is 4 at the time). Gokuu and Piccolo (Piccolo wanted to be the only one to get to kill Gokuu) join forces and fight Raditz. Raditz is much stronger than any of the them, so Gokuu has to grab him, while Piccolo performs his "Screw" Attack, this attack goes through both Raditz and Gokuu body, which causes the death of both.
Vejetta Prince of the Saiya-jin, Even though he is evil at heart, Vegeta is perhaps one of the most strong-willed characters in the series. Like Son Goku, he is extremely industrious, constantly striving to be better, but different purposes drove Vegeta's spirit. Goku fought to defend the lives and others and to challenge his limitations while Vegeta fought to satiate his bloodthirsty appetite and die hard pride, which is unwilling to accept defeat. This gradually changes throughout the series. The primary driver of his will is Son Goku. Vegeta's defeat in his first encounter with Goku and his unwillingness to accept Goku being more powerful had constantly fuelled his strong will to continue to train himself. After seeing Goku turn into Super Saiyajin and defeating Freeza, he grew even more jealous of Gokuís achievements and immersed himself in intensive training. After much sweat and frustration, he finally became Super Saiyajin. He only enjoyed a fleeting moment of pride in destroying #20, before being defeated by #18. Vegetaís first catharsis occurred during Son Gohanís battle with Cell. Because of his rash decision to attack Cell when he did not have the power to, had caused Gohanís arm to be seriously injured when Gohan saved his life. Not only was he not even close to Cellís ability, but also served as a hindrance to Gohan. That was the first time Vegeta accepted his incapabilities by making an apology to Gohan. By the time Majin Buu appeared, what used to be a cold-hearted Vegeta changed. Right before he proceeded to sacrifice his life in an attempt to destroy Buu, he told Trunks that he cared about him and how he felt bad about giving Trunks much less attention then Trunks deserved. During Son Goku's final battle with Majin Buu, Vegeta goes through a complete catharsis. He realized that Goku's pure and kind heart gave Goku the power that Vegeta never had. He finally realizes that the good ultimately prevails.
Nappa Tall and bald Saiya-jin comes to Earth with Vejiita seeking immortality (he became aware of the existence of the Dragonballs when Raditz came to earth, in search of his brother -Kakarot- knowned as SonGokuu). While on Earth he kills Chaoz (he actually "self-explodes" in an attempt to kill Nappa). In addition, he also kills Tenshinhan and Piccolo (Nappa was going to kill Songohan but Piccolo stood in the way of the blow) before Gokuu could help. Gokuu finally appears and he is defeated. Vejiita didn't like the weakness of his partner so he kills Nappa. Nappa had with him the Saibaimen (see the second image), seeds that when planted give "birth" to 6 humanoids,one of these killed Yamcha, but were then all killed by Krilin, except one that when atacking Gohan was stoped and then killed by Piccolo (the saibamen have the special capability to split their head in two and throw acid out of it.. Nappa was, in past times Vejiita's caretaker.
Bardock Gokuu's and Raditz's father (we know nothing about their mother). Many years aho about the same time that SonGokuu was send to Earth, his father and other Saiya-jin fought against Freeza (Freeza was afraid of the power of the Saiyans ), like most of the Saiyans he was killed by Freeza (this fight motivated the destruction of the Saiyan-jin planet: Vejiita)- so after this, the only remaining pure Saiyans are: SonGokuu, Raditz (now dead) Nappa (also dead) and Vejiita.
Trunks (there are 2 people in dragon ball that are just awsome 1 of them is trunks) Vejiita's and Bulma's son. Appears the first time when coming from the future to warn Gokuu and friends about the coming of Cell and the androids in 3 years (and save Gokuu from dying, who because of the use of teleport has aquired a heart disease. He first appears, when Cyborg Freeza and Great King Cold appear,killing both. He often during the series carries a sword and uses a capsule corp. jacket. We can say that there are two Trunks: Future Trunks: He hits the scene at age 17 by traveling back in time. He does so with a bang by destroying both Freeza and his father. But he came with a grim tale of the future, a future where all the Dragon Ball warriors were killed except for himself and in a future dominated by two powerful cyborgs #17 and #18. Trunks traveled back in time hoping to change the future by changing the fate of Son Goku. In his future, Son Goku died of a rare heart disease. He believed that Goku was pivitol to the events of the future, so he brought the medicine necessary to save his life. Even though his future could not be changed, he hoped that the "present" will not turn out like his future. In the end, he got more than what he had bargined for. Not only was he able to completely change the events, but he also, under the guidance of Goku and Vegeta, he became more poweful than he could imagine, enabling him to put right, his future. Chibi Trunks: Like Goten, he was able to achieve Super Saiyajin at a very young age. Due to the lack of available warriors, he performed a fusion with Goten into Gotenks to battle Majin Buu.
son goten The second child of Goku already showed his talent at a young age. He was able to turn Super Saiyajin at the age of five completely surprising his older brother. In a Fusion with Trunks, Gotenks, they were even able to become Super Saiyajin 3. Unfortunately, due to his lack of discipline, he did not maintain his ability and had to be "forced" to join the Budokai by his father.
Pan Gohan's and Videl's daugter. Appears for the first time in the last two chapters of the series, at the age of 4. She looks a bit like her mother when she was younger. Pan is really strong for her age and size, and surely capable of becoming a lot better (she can fly around the world in half an hour). She's a 1/4 of a Saiyajin, so she surely has some fighting potential, however she's only seen in one fight ( in the Tenkaichi - Budoukai). Before the series ends, she fights against Moukeko, winning due to Ring Out and Knock Out at the same time. She is one of the heros of Dragonball GT.
piccolo He is one of the characters who was originally "evil", but through series of unexpected events, the "evil" in him was slowly washed away as Piccolo took different forms. Piccolo is the offspring of Daimon, who was the pure "evil" which separated from Kami-sama as another body. Piccolo and Kami-sama is one person in two bodies. If one of them die, both will die. When Daimon was killed by Son Goku, he vowed that his offspring Piccolo will avenge him. Thus, Piccolo's character is not just pure "evil" the way Daimon is. He is simply focused on destroying Son Goku. The two of them first met in the Budokai. Because of the arrival of Raditz, Piccolo found himself an unwilling partner of Son Goku and ogether defeated Raditz. When he learned that two more poweful Saiyajin will avenge Raditz, Piccolo only found himself even more unwillingly on Goku's side by volunteering to train his Son, Gohan to become a warrior to fight against the Saiyajin. Piccolo's militant training style made Gohan a stronger person, gradually unleashing Gohan's tremendous talent. During the time he spent with Gohan, Piccolo began to develop love and care for Gohan, which was fully realized when he sacrificed his life for Gohan in the battle against Nappa. His love and care for Gohan is readily apparent throughout the Freeza and Cell series.
majin buu Majin Buu is the evil creation of Babi di. He is perhaps the most interesting of all villains in Dragon Ball Z. Not only is he the most powerful and indestructable villain, but his personalities also seemed boundless. Buu is capable of absorbing his enemies and their powers as well. He absorbs his enemies in two ways. The first way is transforming the target into a palatable item (such as chocolate - Buu's favorite) by his "antenna." The second method is by wrapping the target using a part of himself as a blanket and pulling the victim into his body. Every time he absorbs an enemy, his appearance will also mutate, resembling the look of that enemy. Buu first showed himself as fat and goofy-looking. The reason why Buu looks fat and goofy is because he had previously engulfed a kaiwongshin with such figure. Buu's encounter with Mr. Satan was the most interesting. Mr. Satan revealed the "good" side of Buu which we never thought Buu had. Mr. Satan even convinced Buu never to commit any evil deeds again. Unfortunately, the "evil" in him cannot be contained. The "evil" was unleashed when Buu was angered by the near fatal shooting of Mr. Satan. The "evil" Buu splits from the "good" Buu. The "evil" Buu easily defeated and re-absorbed the "good" Buu demonstrating that there is really more "evil" than "good" in Buu. The absorbtion transformed Buu into a purely evil entity. We do not see the "original" appearance until the combined Vegeto infiltrated the body of Buu and plucked out everyone he has absorbed, including "good" Buu, also dramatically reducing his power. Nevertheless, he still has enough power to destroy earth, and does so. The final battle took place in the remote planet of ... where Buu was finally defeated.
chi chi She is the daughter of Gou Muu, the magical cow king. After she first met with Son Goku, she had vowed to marry him when she grows up. The two of them subsequently meet again in a match in a Budoukai. After Goku's dramatic battle with Piccolo, the two of them got married, ending Dragon Ball. They subsequently had a very talented son called Gohan. Chi Chi was extremely protective of her son and had always wanted him to become a scholar, making him study academics whenever she gets the chance. Her dream was finally realized 10 years after the defeat of Majin Buu and Gohan does indeed become a scholar.
bulma Her character probably has the longest presence in the entire series besides Son Goku. She met Goku in the opening of the series and had adventures together ever since. Her character played a more significant role during the Dragon Ball series which slowly faded to the background in the Dragon Ball Z series. During the Dragon Ball and Early Dragon Ball Z series, she had always been expected to settle down with Yamucha. To everyone's surprise, she married Vegeta and even had a son called Trunks.
kuririn He is perhaps one of Son Goku's longest and best friends in the entire series. They have been through the thick and thin from Kamesennin's rigorous training to the Budokai. His significance has also faded as the story moved deeper into the Z series in a Super Saiyajin dominated world.
Fusion (this is a little introdution for the following characters) Tecnique learned by SonGokuu, in the other world, originally conceived in Metamoru. It allows two people to "fuse" into one, giving the fused person a much higher power level. Fusion can be done by anyone but it's necessary that the two individuals have the same power level. To achieve fusion some special moves are required, therefore the two individuals need to learn the correct pose in which to stay to originate fusion. Mistakes can be done during the fusion dance, being the consequences the transformation into something much weaker (and strange looking). The Fusion lasts for 30 minutes before the fused person becomes two again. Later we find out that fusion can also be achieved without the special moves, but only when using 15-dai-mae kaioshin's special earings (the two individuals have to use an earing each, on opposite ears), but this special kind of fusion has a downside: it never "wears off", meaning that the two individuals are fused forever.
Gotenks Gotenks, being the fusion (done with the special moves) between SonGoten and Trunks, Gotenks, is incredibly strong: being one of the most powerful characters of the series. Besides Gokuu, he is the only character able to change into Super Saiyajin 3. Gotenks has also one of the biggest egos in the series, meaning trouble most of the time! In order to transform into Gotenks, Trunks and Goten, go trough some errors, generating some strange forms. Though Gotenks is very powerful he is still no match for Majin Buu.
Vegitto(my other favorit character in dbz) When Gokuu and Vegita fuse ,using 15-dai-mae kaioshin's special earrings , they become Vegitto (also knowned as Gojiita), problably the most powerful character in the DBZ world. Like Gotenks, Vegitto has a very huge ego (it seems to be a "side-effect" of fusion). Vejiito completly overpowers Majin Buu, but due to his ego and distraction he finally gets absorbed by Buu. Once inside Buu's body, the hero "unfuses" into Gokuu and Vejiita. Vejiita considers this a lucky break, and destroys his earring to prevent a second merge from ever happening. In this way the fusion between SonGokuu and Vejiita ends.