Top 10 characters missing from Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z

The latest installment Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z was released this February with a roster consisting of 70 fighters (including DLC) from Akira Toriyama's legendary DBZ universe.

Amongst these warriors include clones and rehashes of characters like Goku, Gohan and Vegeta just to name a few. In other words, Super Saiyan Goku and Super Saiyan 2 Goku are two different characters that must be selected at the character selection menu.

Whilst this won't be a problem for an 'avid Goku fanboy' anyone else who prefers variety won't be as thrilled. Clone characters can be waste of slot and there's no denying it can be a cop out for many developers. Here's several characters who were criminally excluded and should've been included from day one in Namco Bandai's latest DBZ fananza.

Future Gohan 
Future Gohan versus Android 17

Whilst Future Gohan does tie in with the rest of clone characters already present, he's that much cooler in his own right and 100% canon. Want to reenact and set right the notorious fight scene between Androids 17, 18 and Future Gohan? Nope not happening.



The highly powerful transformation formed by Saiyans Goku and Vegeta when they perform their fusion dance would be a nice addition to the roster. Gogeta made his debut in DBZ episode, Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn and has since found a huge following.


Uub has only ever made it into one game. In Dragon Z Uub was a supporting cast protagonist who appeared near the end of Dragon Ball Z's closure and has a much larger role in Dragon Ball GT. He is the human incarnation of Kid Buu. One could definitely argue it's a cheap move on the developer's part not to include Uub. Besides a little diversity wouldn't hurt anyone.


 The granddaughter of the main protagonist deserves a spot on the roster due to relation alone and if that isn't enough reason then what is? Besides the current roster consists of only one female character thus far with that prestigious title solely handed to Android 18.  


The elegant warrior who serves as Frieza's highest ranking general and right-hand man under the Planet Trade Organization is nowhere in sight although playing an important role in the Manga and Anime counterpart. Sacrificing Zarbon (and Dodoria)  for a soldier clone was cheap although there is some logic behind it.

Supreme Kai

Hardcore DBZ fans will know Supreme Kai's absence in Battle of Z is surprising since he played an important role in the Buu saga and whilst not the most anticipated character his absence is still quite noticeable.


Pikkon was once a fighter who lived in an unknown location in the west Quadrant of the universe. After dying a heroic unknown death, Pikkon was permitted to journey to the planet of West Kai, where he trained hard and become West Kai's best student. Pikkon might not be canon but having a spot on the roster would please many.


Bojack would be a definite choice over Zangya on a diverse roster this isn't the case with Battle of Z. Zangya made her video game debut in the Japanese only Super Famicom game Dragon Ball Z: Super Butoden 2. Since then she has made it into a couple other titles in the DBZ franchise but unfortunately not the latest installment Battle of Z.


Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z definitely needs more female reps and Videl would be a perfect addition to the roster. Don't you agree? Debuting in the Great Saiyaman saga, she would fit right in with the roided loud mouth muscle heads.


Anyone who watched the original Dragon Ball anime would know of Chiaotzu's underrated abilities and importance to Dragon Ball's history until him and the other human Z fighters were anally screwed over in common DBZ fashion. Back then Chiaotzu wasn't no joke and he even played some part in the Frieza Saga. This little guy would make a great support character nonetheless.


  1. I'll admit I barely ever play as Zarbon and Dodoria in the games, but I do acknowledge that there are loads of people who enjoy having them in the games. To not have them in, in favour of "Frieza Soldier", aka a guy that doesn't even have a frikkin' name and a horrible Naruto cosplayer Goku *Facepalm* is unacceptable.

  2. I wish tenkaichi 3 would be released for HD on the dbz game has ever surpassed it.

  3. I know this is kind of nitpicking, but some of these characters are either important to the story, or really should be put in here.

    No Zarbon, Dodoria, Mecha Frieza, Chiaotzu, Uub, Supreme Kai, Evil Buu, Super Buu (Gotenks Absorbed) Future Gohan? These are canon characters that are suppose to be in the story... yet instead of them, they include Frieza's soldier... Seriously?

    Also no Super Saiyan 2 Vegeta, SSJ Goten, SSJ Kid Trunks, SSJ or Base Gotenks? And since Broly is in here, why not Cooler, Meta Cooler, Bojack, Janemba, Garlic Jr, or Lord Slug.

  4. They should have added superman just to show how much goku could kick his arse

  5. I'd be nice if they included Pikkon, was a great filler character and loved his fights in DBZ.
    I'm a sucker for huge character rosters, and Dragonball Budokai Tenkaichi 3 looked great and had loads of characters.

  6. I have a bone to pick with Namco Bandai games. Games like Mortal Kombat, though totally different, offered DLC Characters who don't influence the storyline. Vegito is an integral part of Dragonball Z's story! Need I say more?! It would make sense to have a Dragonball GT Character or a minor Dragonball, Dragonball Z, or guest character as a DLC. There clearly wasn't any thought when in came to DLC's.

  7. Wow. The only movie villains playable are Broly, Cooler and Bills? Where are Garlick Junior, Turles, Lord Slug, Android 13, Bojack and Janemba? Also, Frieza Soldier? Really? It's UT all over again. Just missing spots everywhere. Hope they plan more DLC fighters.

  8. so technically, there is way less than 70 characters in this game. I don't understand how they keep on downgrading the character roster. I understand that this game has more than Ultimate Tenkaichi, but come on man. This is 2014, they should of realize by now that many people care about how many characters are included in the roster even if many of the characters made a short appearance or are useless. Even if the characters have a very similar fight pattern, its nice to have a wide variety of characters to choose from.

  9. Why would Mecha Frieza not be on there if future Trunks is?? Where is bojack and his Henchmen Bujin, Bido, koga and Zangya??

  10. Big DBZ fan so i'm definitely getting it but will wait for a price drop. Can't believe they took out the only thing i liked about the previous game Ultimate tenkaichi which was create a saiyan

  11. wow 27 slots wasted on transformations. Also bojack and android 13 would be fun characters to use because android 13 is like broly but blue

  12. Of course their is no GT its battle of Z, though they should include the missing movie characters from the Z era (pikkon, janemba, gogeta, turles, android 13, 14, 15) please stop making saibamen, frieza's soldier, and cell jr playable..please. Waste of space

  13. Why would they include Frieza soldier rather than someone like Android 13, Android 14,Android 15, Tapion, Janemba, Super Janemba. Mecha frieza isnt even on there.

  14. Seriously who is going to use Frieza's soldier? Im sorry but the roster failed already.Might as well add in Oolong.... However the gameplay will make up for that

  15. Ultimate tenkaichi was hella fun. If you know how to play it correctly. I loved using Zarbon I'm disappointed he isn't in this game

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