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The Z Fighters (Z戦士, zetto senshi, also known as the Z Warriors) are a small group of super warriors on Earth from the Japanese manga series Dragon Ball and anime series Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z. Their duty is to defend Earth from major threats and to protect the seven mystical Dragon Balls from the hands of evil. This article is about the comics published in East Asian countries. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... “Animé” redirects here. ... Dragon Ball is the first part of the anime adaptation of the Dragon Ball manga written by Akira Toriyama and published in Japan in the Weekly Shonen Jump manga anthology comic. ... “DBZ” redirects here. ... Dragon World is the name given to the fictional counterpart of Earth in Dragon Ball series. ... A Dragon Ball is a fictional artifact from the manga and anime Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z, as well as Dragon Ball GT. They also appear in the Akira Toriyama manga Dragon Boy (the proto-Dragon Ball one-shot series). ...

The term itself is never actually used in the series, and the characters involved wouldn't really consider themselves a 'team'. The group works as a team and help each other, but it is limited to the aspect of helping one another simply because of friendship. The term most commonly used when the characters refer to themselves is the Earth's Special Forces in the Funimation dub, or just simply "Senshi" (Warriors/Fighters) in the original Japanese.

The Z Fighters were also in Dragon Ball, although they were called the Turtle Hermit School as they consisted of the students of Master Roshi. They all consist of humans at this point (Goku is thought to be a "human" in Dragon Ball).

The term is first used to describe the main characters during the Jinzō'ningen Saga, though it is generally meant by fans to indicate the rough teams from the beginning of Dragon Ball Z. Androids Saga DVD Boxset The Androids Saga is a short period in the anime series Dragon Ball Z. It features Androids 16-20 who were built by Dr. Gero and who wreak havoc on the world. ...

The Z Team continues on in Dragon Ball GT, but is clearly weaker as people are more separated, and people like Goten and Gohan have stopped training. Dragon Ball GT ) is the sequel to the anime Dragon Ball Z. It is said to stand for Grand Tour in the American adaptation by FUNimation, but may also be interpreted as Galaxy Touring, Great Touring, or Gran Turismo, depending on the Japanese source. ...



The group of heroes started out when Goku, Bulma, Oolong, Puar and Yamcha had a team-up in Dragon Ball to find the seven Dragon Balls. They considered themselves an unofficial team, but had no title. Goku and Yamcha were the only primary members at this time. When Goku went to train with Master Roshi, Kuririn joined the gang, becoming Goku's best friend. Roshi also went along, as he was the mentor. The journey continued, and the team continued on throughout the 21st Tournament, the war with the Red Ribbon Army, and the tournament with Fortuneteller Baba. By the time of the 22nd Tournament, Yamcha had joined the Turtle Hermit School, and the three heroes, (plus Jackie Chun who was Roshi the Turtle Hermit) were dubbed "the Turtle Hermit School" as opposed to Crane Hermit School. When King Piccolo sieged the world, Tenshinhan and Chaozu joined the school, becoming the 5th and 6th members. Goku met Yajirobe in the wilderness, who helped the gang at the time, becoming the 7th member. Yajirobe was the last member in Dragon Ball.

Dragon Ball Members: Goku, Kuririn, Yamcha, Tenshinhan, Chaozu, Yajirobe, Roshi.

The "Z Team" was started out of desperation when a super strong invader named Raditz arrived on Earth looking for Goku, the main character and eventual leader of the Z Team. At this time, Goku had to team up with his then arch rival named Piccolo in order to save the Earth from being destroyed. This act of unity between two enemies fighting for the same cause was the rough foundation of the "Z Team", a team who specialized in protecting the Earth from evil threats. This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Dragon World is the name given to the fictional counterpart of Earth in Dragon Ball series. ... Son Goku , Goku in most English versions) is the protagonist who first appears in the Dragon Ball manga created by Akira Toriyama, more popularly followed by an anime series. ... Piccolo ) is a fictional character from the Dragon Ball metaseries. ...

It wasn't really until the Android saga that the team of the Z Fighters came full circle. Goku returns from outer space one year after defeating Freeza, while Trunks comes from the future to warn everyone about the Red Ribbon Androids that have caused mayhem in his time. (See: Android Saga) Once Vegeta decides to train against the Androids, and Kuririn, Tenshinhan and Yamcha came back to life, it is around this time that the series refers to the fighters as the Z-Senshi. Trunks also returns to complete the group. With Goku, Gohan, Piccolo, Trunks, Kuririn,Tenshinhan, Yamcha and Vegeta the group fully forms and it is shown through the opening sequence at this time in the series. (The final image is of the aforementioned fighters and Chaozu as Goku transforms into a Super Saiyan.)

It is also worth noting that while this version the Z Fighters is a prominent one during the series history, it is the only period of time in which the team consists of these certain members. The Android/Cell Saga was a turning point in the series for a number of reasons, one of them being that the roster of fighters was changed after the Cell Games. By the end of the Cell Games, Goku is dead and Gohan has become Earth's primary defender. Trunks returns to his timeline more powerful than ever, thanks to his training in the Room of Spirit and Time with Vegeta, and proceeds to finally destroy the evil versions of Androids #17 and #18 in his world, as well as his timeline's Cell three years later. Meanwhile, Tenshinhan bids farewell to the Z Fighters and plans to live in seclusion with his friend Chaozu, having using all his strength to help fight the Androids and protect the Earth. Yamcha is rarely seen in action due to the fact that every other character is now immensely more powerful than him. Kuririn continues to live with Muten Roshi, and after an uncertain amount of time eventually hooks up with #18 and gets married. Piccolo decides to live with Mr. Popo and Dende on Kami Tower, partly because there is no more reason to fight with Goku and the Androids gone, partly because his pupil Gohan has finally surpased him, and partly because part of him is still Kami-Sama and wishes to continue to reside over the Earth. Vegeta continues to train, hoping to become a Super Saiyan 2 like Gohan, but declares that he will never fight again with his only rival Goku dead. Finally, Gohan keeps his promise to his mother Chi Chi and gives up fighting to study and become a scholar.

By the beginning of the Buu saga 7 years later, the Z Fighters consists of many "next-gen" type of characters. Gohan is 16 and is the primary hero of Earth, both as a Super Saiyan and his alter ego "Great Saiyaman". The Z-Team isn't really continued, persay based on the fact that the opponent Majin Buu was so super powerful, it mainly called upon one single person to fight him. However, considering the fighters in this time period, it can be said that the "New Z Fighters" consists of the following: Goku, Gohan, Piccolo, Vegeta, Trunks, Goten, Kuririn, Videl, Android 18.

Also worth noting is that unlike the Android Saga, the Buu Saga is when Vegeta voluntarily became a "good guy". He fought for his family, and to save the Earth. He also came up with the idea of using a super powered "Genki-Dama"(Spirit Bomb) that defeated Buu at the end.

Finally, for Dragonball GT the main fighters tend to be Goku, Trunks and Gohan's daughter Pan for the most part. Uub does fight in the first major arc, the Baby Saga. However, the "Z Fighters" (Or "GT Fighters" if you will) do come together in the Super 17 saga. While Goku's trapped in Hell, Android 17 kills Kuririn. This forces the hand of the last major, briefly retired fighters from the end of Dragonball Z. The following are the fighters who fought against 17: Vegeta, Trunks, Goten, Gohan, and Uub.

The actual members of the "team" consists of two at the beginning of Dragonball Z and grows to about ten by the end. Even though it is for most of the series, reduced to the Earth's welfare, the members are a mixing pot of humans and alien races such as the super warrior beings called Saiyans. Saiyans are the primary fighters on the team due to their extreme power and war-like tendencies. Saiyan, or Saiya-jin (サイヤ人) in the original Japanese anime and manga, refers to a fictional race from the Planet Vegeta in the manga Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z and the anime Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT. The name is an anagram of yasai, which...

Dragon Ball Z Members: Goku, Kuririn, Yamcha, Tenshinhan, Chaozu, Yajirobe, Roshi, Vegeta, Piccolo, Gohan, Goten, Trunks, Pan, Android 18, Hercule, Uub

Dragon Ball GT Members: Goku, Pan, Trunks

Team members

Primary members

  • Goku - A Saiyan who is the strongest member of the team. Co-founder.
  • Vegeta - The Saiyan Prince. He is consistently one of the strongest. Often his powers rivals that of Goku.
  • Gohan - The eldest Son of Goku with a hidden potential and is able to surpass Goku's power during Cell Games and for a brief time again in the Buu saga. He is a Saiyan/ Human hybrid.
  • Trunks - The only son of Vegeta, he is a Saiyan/ Human hybrid.
  • Piccolo - A Namekian and a reincarnated demon. Once Goku's arch rival, he becomes one of his greatest allies. Co-founder with Goku.
  • Goten - The second and last son of Goku, and an exact replica of him in looks. He is a Saiyan/ Human hybrid.
  • Krillin - A human, he is Goku's best friend and former school mate.
  • Yamcha - A human, once a fearsome desert bandit. Goku's former martial arts classmate and first chronological enemy and ally.
  • Tenshinhan - A human who has hit a peak of enlightenment, he is a former assassin who was once a pupil of Roshi's rival.

Goku redirects here. ... For the condiment of the same name, see Vegeta (food). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the same Dragon Ball character from an alternate timeline, see Future Trunks. ... Piccolo ) is a fictional character from the Dragon Ball metaseries. ... Son Goten ), is a fictional character in the manga and anime series Dragon Ball created by the famous mangaka Akira Toriyama. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ... Yamcha ), the notorious desert bandit, is a fictional character from the manga Dragon Ball and the anime Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT. He is a human who has started out as an antagonist of Goku but quickly reformed and became his friend. ... Tenshinhan (天津飯) is a fictional character from the Dragon Ball metaseries and its franchise equivalent created by Akira Toriyama. ...

Fused members

  • Gotenks (A warrior made by Goten and Trunks through a special technique called "The Fusion Dance".)
  • Vegetto (A warrior made by Goku and Vegeta when they use two magical earrings called "Potarra".)
  • Gogeta (A warrior made by Goku and Vegeta through a special technique called "The Fusion Dance".)
  • Veku (A warrior made by Goku and Vegeta in Fusion Reborn, by Vegeta not using his index finger in the "The Fusion Dance" they become Veku a clumsy, chubby version of Gogeta".)

Gotenks is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball Z anime and manga. ... Vegetto is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball manga and Dragon Ball Z anime. ... Gogeta is a fictional character in the animes Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT. He is a Fusion made from the fusion technique of the two Saiyans, Goku and Vegeta. ... frank is a fictional character in the animes Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT. He is a Fusion made from the fusion technique of the two Saiyans, Goku and Vegeta. ...

Other members

  • Chaozu (A supposed "Emperor"(noted by Porunga), he is the best friend of Tenshinhan.)
  • Android 18 (Once an android built only for evil, she marries Kuririn and changes her ways.)
  • Uub (A human reincarnation of the enemy Kid Buu, he becomes Goku's pupil at the end of the series.)
  • Buu (Once an evil magical being, Buu changes his ways and helps Goku and Vegeta fight his evil counterpart Kid Buu).
  • Muten Roshi (A turtle hermit, He was the strongest Human in his time, and was Goku's first official trainer. His fights are limited to movies and some episodes of Dragonball).
  • Kami (A Namekian, but The Guardian of Earth and creator of the Dragonballs, his fights are limited to movies and the 23rd Tenkaichi Budokai under the guise of Shen).

Chaozu (餃子, katakana チャオズ chaozu, Chaoz, pinyin jiǎo zi, Wade-Giles chiao-tzu) is a fictional character in the manga Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z and the anime Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z. His seiyuu is Hiroko Emori. ... Artificial Human 18 , known also as #18, Jinzoningen [#]18, Jinzō-ningen Jūhachi-gō, Jūhachi-gō, name given as Android 18, Cyborg-18 or C-18 in most other Latin-related translations) is a fictional character who first appears in the Dragon Ball manga created by Akira Toriyama, as... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with List of Earthlings in Dragon Ball. ... Majin Buu ) is a fictional supervillain who first appears in the Dragon Ball manga created by Akira Toriyama, followed by Dragon Ball Z. Majin Buu makes a minor reappearance in the sequel Dragon Ball GT and also appears briefly in Toriyamas self-parody Neko Majin Z. He is the... Muten-R shi (in English, the Invincible Old Master) is a fictional character in the manga Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z, and the anime Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, and Dragon Ball GT. He is a human. ... Son Goku Dragon Ball (ドラゴンボール) is a Japanese manga by Akira Toriyama serialized in the weekly anthology magazine, Weekly Shonen Jump, from 1984 to 1995 and originally collected into 42 individual books called Tankôbon. ... Kami-sama (Japanese for God) is the name given to the individual fictional protectors of planets in the Dragon Ball universe although they are more like overseers. ...


  • Bulma (The human wife of Vegeta and friend of Goku, she is a brilliant scientist, she is also the daughter of the richest couple in the world).
  • Chi-Chi (The human wife of Goku, she is the mother of Gohan and Goten).
  • Dr. Brief and Mrs. Brief (Parents of Bulma, and owners of Capsule corporation).
  • Korin (An 800 year old cat that lives below Kami at the top of Korin Tower. He supplies the Z fighters with Senzu beans whenever he is able to).
  • North Kaio (The king of the northern galaxy of the Universe, he teaches Goku techniques such as the Kaioken and Genkai Dama).
  • Kaioshin (An even higher division than Kaio, he is the supreme ruler of the Universe).
  • Rou Dai Kaioshin (An ancient ancestor of the Kaioshin who was trapped inside a sword for aeons by a powerful enemy, he performs a ritual that awakens Gohan's full power).
  • Uranai Baba (The human sister of Muten Roshi and a median between the afterlife and Earth).
  • Lunch (The girl with dissociative identity disorder who was Muten Roshi's housemaid.)
  • Oolong (Goku's shapeshifting pig friend)
  • Pu'er (Yamcha's shapeshifting cat)
  • Bra (Vegeta and Bulma's daughter and second child)
  • Marron (Kuririn and Android 18's daughter)
  • Gyuumao (Chi-Chi's father)
  • Dende (Namekian with healing powers. Kami's replacement on Earth)
  • Videl (Mister Satan's daughter, a strong normal human fighter and Gohan's girlfriend)

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