Dragon Ball Z Characters - The Good Guys

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DBZ Good Guys - Goku

Goku - Dragon Ball Z - Image Courtesy of FUNimation
Goku - Dragon Ball Z - Image Courtesy of FUNimation. FUNimation

All Your Favorite Z-Fighters and Warriors

Who puts their lives on the line day after day to save the Earth from aliens, androids and total destruction? Here's a look at your favorite Dragon Ball Z good guys.

The main character (and hero) of our story, Goku is a Saiyan sent to Earth from Planet Vegeta. Father to Gohan and Goten, husband of Chi-Chi, and inspiration to just about everyone else. Fuses with Vegeta to form Gogeta (1st time) and Vegeto (2nd fusion).

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DBZ Good Guys - Gohan

Super Saiyan Gohan
Super Saiyan Gohan.

Son of Goku and Chi-Chi (which makes him half Saiyan, half human), husband of Videl, father of Pan. We get to watch Gohan grow up in DBZ and grow up he does. When Cell attacks the other Z-fighters, Gohan unleashes a power even he didn't know existed. Bye, bye Cell!

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DBZ Good Guys - Piccolo

Piccolo - Dragonball Z
Piccolo - Dragonball Z. FUNimation

A Namek, Piccolo was originally a bad guy until the good and bad "selfs" separated from one another. Gohan is his best friend and he is best known for the Special Beam Cannon technique.

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DBZ Good Guys - Vegeta

Dragonball Z's Vegeta - Image Courtesy of FUNimation
Dragonball Z's Vegeta - Image Courtesy of FUNimation. FUNimation

Prince of the Saiyans (you'll hear him say this all too often). Husband to Bulma, father of Trunks. A powerful fighter, just always one step behind Goku which (and amusingly so) infuriates his Highness. Vegeta has a huge ego and a warm heart. He just shows his ego much more often.

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DBZ Good Guys - Krillin

Krillin is a monk (human) and is Goku's best friend. He is killed by Frieza, causing Goku to lose control and transform into a Super-Saya-Jin for the first time.

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DBZ Good Guys - Trunks

Trunks - Dragon Ball Z - Image Courtesy of FUNimation
Trunks - Dragon Ball Z - Image Courtesy of FUNimation. FUNimation

Half Saiyan, half human, Trunks is the love-child of Vegeta and Bulma. When his world is destroyed by Dr. Gero and the Androids, he travels back in time to warn Goku and the others to give them an edge in the future. Trunks fuses with Goten as a child to form Gotenks.

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DBZ Good Guys - Goten

Goten - Dragon Ball Z - Image Courtesy of FUNimation
Goten - Dragon Ball Z - Image Courtesy of FUNimation. FUNimation

Son of Goku and Chi-Chi, Goten is half Saiyan and half human. He's born after Goku dies in the battle with Cell and doesn't meet his dad until Goku returns on a special repreive from the Other World to compete in the martial arts tournament.