Written by Shiggins
Through the tears I shed for my beloved Dragon Ball Super about to go on hiatus, I made a decision to write two lists about the entire continuity of Akira Toriyama's finest work. One of them will be a positive list that I can only write after Super has finished, so let's get to the negative one first. And when talking about negatives, its always best to go for the classic character list. So here we are... My Top 10 characters from the Original, Z, GT and Super instalments of Dragon Ball!
What even is this thing? A human with make-up? A goblin? An elf? Well, I don't know about any of that but I do know that Chiaotzu is pointless. Constant companion to Tien, a surprisingly cool character when given a chance to do so, Chiaotzu is a psychic who seeks to... be beside Tien constantly.
|Clowns ruin every party, don't they?|
How to Fix: Let him stay exploded.
I want to make it clear that I set a rule for myself to include as few GT characters as possible, since I didn't want this entire list to be just bashing the non-canon series. However, we have to acknowledge it and so here we are with a character that is literally so uninspired, that he is a ripoff of a previous character from long ago. And not even a good character! He's ripping off Oolong!
|I can't even enjoy the crossdressing because of this prick.|
How to Fix: Delete GT's canon.
8. Super Videl
Technically a cheat, I know, but I couldn't in good conscience say that Z Videl and Super Videl are the same character without curling my toes in agony. Z's Videl is such a radically different person from the version she is in Super, (and technically GT too) that I couldn't even consider them the same person and had to talk about how disappointing she became.
|She is no longer Waifu material...|
Her confrontation against Barry Khan was pretty cool though.
How to Fix: Give her a haircut so she can teach her dad about ki.
7. Adult Gohan
I know, I know. I swear this is the last time I cheat on this list. Kid-to-Teen Gohan was a marvel, and his defeat of Cell is often seen as one of the greatest moments in the entire Dragon Ball canon. Then he appeared in the Buu arc with a new design, voice actor and personality that was meant to make him the new protagonist. Of course, that didn't happen but did that mean Gohan had to suffer so much?
|SO CLOSE, YET SO FAR!|
How to Fix: Let him win!
Speaking of Pan, let's shit on GT some more with this insanely annoying character. The granddaughter to Goku, who is now older than him because bad writers had a bad idea, accompanies her grandfather throughout the story and yet rarely feels like one that contributes to it. GT earned a reputation as being an annoying nuisance, and Pan feels like the poster child for that.
|It's as if someone took Jade from Jackie Chan Adventures and removed all her likeability. (I just gave you all a nostalgic flashback, didn't I?)|
How to Fix: Super Saiyan Pan?
Shut up, Broly sucks! I'm so fed up with fans talking about Broly, and it's time for me to take a stand against this! Nostalgia is the only reason so many people love him, and it stops now! As the only movie character to appear on this list, due to the remaining being likeable or too forgettable to even acknowledge (hello, Lord Slug and Cooler), Broly is very likely to be the main reason I get angry comments on this article.
|Man, I love the way he just... uh... loses to Goten and Trunks?|
How to Fix: Give him boobs.
4. Son Goten
I'm weirdly angry at the existence of Goten, the youngest of Goku's children. After the death and temporary retirement of Goku, someone on the editing team must have told Akira Toriyama that he needed to have Goku's face in the series somewhere, and his response was to give Kid Trunks a partner that looked exactly like him. Maybe he should have given the kid a personality instead.
|50/50 chance that you thought this was Kid Goku at first.|
How to Fix: Have Piccolo train him for a year.
The robot sidekick of Dragon Ball GT that... Oh, screw it. I don't need to explain myself with this twat. You know how much he deserves to be here!
|Just to bring home how much this character sucks, I've got a gif of him doing the Paru Paru dance.|
2. Fat Buu
When Buu first appeared, it was fascinating. A force of evil that had been building up during the entire arc, revealed to be this fat pink blob of love and innocence that adored destruction and chaos as much as sugar and sweets. Buu was terrifying in the most remarkable way, and his friendship with Mr Satan, the greatest character ever, was wonderful. It even gave us the divisive Super Buu and the freakish Kid Buu... and then the original Buu returned and the series kept going.
|This is the start of an amazing rivalry that will last at least 20 minutes before Buu falls asleep again.|
How to Fix: WAKE HIM UP!
1. The Shadow Dragons
I think there were two writers when it came to GT. One was an unbeatable genius who had concepts that was going to change the way Dragon Ball was seen for future generations. And the other writer was an absolute fucking clown who took every concept and wiped his/her/its hairy arse with them. And nowhere is the destruction of a concept more noticeable in Dragon Ball's history than these Shadow Dragons.
Evil dragons that represented some of the most memorable wishes in the franchise, including the resurrection of Namek, and having to be battled by Goku and his friends. Writing that sentence is beautiful, which is why it is such a shame that GT fucked it up. With the exception of Nouva and possibly his brother Eis, all the dragons are gimmicks and jokes with zero personality or development.
|This might actually be one of the biggest fails I have ever seen in any life.|
How to Fix: Reboot them. And give them to competent writers.
|Brianne de Chateau|
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