Top 10 Strongest Saiyans in Dragon Ball History
While Dragon Ball's vaunted warrior race has produced dozens of highly skilled fighters, these are the ten most powerful Saiyans in the series' history.
Dragon Ball has always been known for its roster of incredibly powerful characters, but no race is more associated with power than the Saiyans. Known for their natural fighting abilities and ability to grow stronger through combat and near-death experiences, Saiyans are also known as Zenkais. Due to their unique physiology, Saiyans tend to be the most powerful characters around.
Throughout Dragon Ball's long and storied saga, many Saiyans have risen to become the series' most powerful fighters, some even reaching god-like levels of strength. With a few exceptions, in order to keep the list focused on specific standalone Saiyans related to the main timeline (no Fusion or Dragon Ball Heroes), in this article we'll take a look at the ten most powerful Saiyans in Dragon Ball history.
10 10. The Original Super Saiyan God / Yamoshi
The legend of the original Super Saiyan Yamoshi is almost confirmed to be the same legend as Dragon Ball's original Super Saiyan God. The legend tells of a brave Saiyan warrior who gathers a group of pure-hearted Saiyans to fight back against the evil Planet Vegeta. With the combined efforts of his fellows, the leader of those righteous Saiyans became The super saiyan god who temporarily defeated the evil saiyans. However, the force was too great for his physical body to bear, and soon after, his life was extinguished - so the evil and barbaric ways returned to Planet Vegeta. While his powers are only known in mythology, seeing the power that Goku gained when he first ascended to Super Saiyan God and challenged Beerus in a battle that threatened to destroy the entire Dragon Ball universe, Aya It seems plausible that Moss himself would also have considerable power. However, this is purely speculative, as it is not known whether Goku's attainment of Shinki gave him such a massive power increase, or whether his decades of training culminated in In order to use even a small part of the ability of God's power.
9 9. Future Trunks
As most Dragon Ball fans know, Future Trunks is a recurring character who first appeared in the Android Saga. He's from an alternate timeline where Goku died of a heart attack and robots 17 and 18 managed to destroy the world. While Future Trunks never unleashes his true powers in Dragon Ball Z, it can be argued that he is The weakest of all Saiyans when he was introduced, his return in Dragon Ball Super ensures that he can face the greatest threat in the universe. Although Trunks' infamous Super Saiyan Rampage form is often seen as an artificial one-off transformation, it still grants him the ability to take on characters far beyond their power levels. Beyond the ability to tear holes in dimensions and potentially threaten the fabric of the universe.
8 8. Cabba
While some Dragon Ball fans might be surprised to see a recent addition so high on the list, Dragon Ball Super's Kabah deserves recognition. He's one of the few Saiyans in the series who is more interested in saving his universe than fighting for personal gain. In his original appearance, Kaba was considered to be the equivalent of Vegeta's Super Saiyan form, when Vegeta had absorbed the essence of Super Saiyan God and Ki God. Questionable writing and Toriyama drama aside, this means Kaba's initial introduction already puts him at a high enough level of power to rival Super Saiyan God Goku in his conflict with Beerus.
7 7. Caulifla
in a The series is littered with so-called prodigies, and Caulifla might just be one of the greatest. Her introduction makes her much more powerful than Kabbah, and also seems to be more intuitive in terms of combat aura. After seeing it done, she was able to grasp the concept of transforming into a Super Saiyan - similar to Goku and Kamehameha in the original Dragon Ball. Caulifla even manages to become a Super Saiyan after 2 minutes, which is likely the record time for such a sudden jump in power. Even Goku praised her abilities at the Tournament of Power and found himself eager to train her and see her as a potential future sparring partner.
6 6. Kale
Kale is undeniably the most powerful Saiyan in Universe 6. Her latent power is through the roof, and she's been designed to emulate the infamous Broly. It is said that her power will continue to rise in the berserk state, and she is so strong that she can ignore Super Saiyan Blue Goku's Super Turtle Hameha. In Dragon Ball Super, Kyle's berserk power is so powerful that it even caught Jiren's attention. Kale was later able to use her berserk power in a state Not even Dragon Ball Super's Broly - a Legendary Super Saiyan with a whole mind.
5 5. Goku Black
While he may be a complete shell of his former self, Goku Black is undoubtedly one of the most powerful Saiyans in Dragon Ball history. Even without counting his fused form with Zamasu, Goku Black himself has torn dimensions, summoned clones of himself, and created deadly ki structures. Unlike Captain Ginyu in Dragon Ball Z, it seems Goku Black's many attempts to draw out Goku's latent powers have been successful. Dragon Ball Super even suggested that stealing Goku's body might "reset his potential," allowing Goku Black to rise to unprecedented heights of power.
4 4. Goku
Goku is the protagonist of Dragon Ball, and thus has always been in the upper echelon of martial artists. Most recently, he has demonstrated extraordinary stamina and determination in power tournaments, possibly growing his strength hundreds of thousands of times due to constant Zenkai ascension and pushing his limits. Goku's philosophy as a martial artist has always been about self-improvement, so he's always managed to keep up with the series" The strongest fighters, if not outright surpassing their strength in an arc. Goku's new powers gained through the various stages of Ultra Instinct certainly put him on track to compete for the title of "The Most Powerful Mortal in the Universe."
3 3. Vegeta
Even though Vegeta is always a secondary to Goku at every turn in the story, there is a good reason why Vegeta takes precedence over him here. Narratively, Vegeta has been dealing with the consequences of his own selfishness and being blinded by arrogance throughout his decades of growing up as a martial artist. Still, he seems poised to turn a new leaf in Dragon Ball Super, and Vegeta has consistently outperformed Goku at key points in the story. In the anime, it's Vegeta who figured out how to deal damage to Jiren without using Ultimate Instinct, and his Ultimate Flash is significantly more powerful than Goku's Genki Bullet. In the manga, Vegeta's imperfect Ultra self still fights alongside Goku's mastered Ultimate Instinct, and his new mastery of mind control gives him enormous levels of ki control. At the end of Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero Vegeta Also being declared the winner of a boxing match between Goku and himself, which only further cements his status here.
2 2. Broly
Broly is easily one of the most popular characters in Dragon Ball due to his incredible strength, growing chi reserves, and absolutely raw power-up sequences. The power he displayed in Dragon Ball Super: Broly is so amazing that it would take two of the most powerful characters in the series to multiply their power by several orders of magnitude to stand a chance against him. With strength enough to shatter dimensions and tear apart the world as we know it, Broly's inherent potential far exceeds that of almost every other Saiyan in the series... except one.
1 1. Gohan
Longtime fans of Dragon Ball will find it unsurprising that at the top of this list is the child prodigy Gohan. From battling alien invaders at the age of five to unleashing never-before-seen powers against the combined might of every fighter before him in the cell, Gohan has accomplished very little in Dragon Ball. While his prowess and stature in the series may have declined over the past few years, his prowess has reached phenomenal levels of late. Gohan's The latest transformation, the Gohan Beast, is able to stop the berserk Cell Max effortlessly, a creature whose strength completely exceeds that of the Orange Piccolo. Recent statements confirm that Piccolo's new powers are exactly equal to Goku and Vegeta's current level, with Gohan standing alone above the other Saiyans.
The Saiyan race has apparently produced some of the most powerful characters in Dragon Ball to date. From the legend of Yamoshi to fan favorites like Gohan and Future Trunks, many of these proud fighters have cemented their legacy as the most powerful martial artists the series has ever seen.