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[[caption-width-right:350:Part of the cast as of ''Dragon Ball Super''.]]

The ''Franchise/DragonBall'' franchise has LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, who has taken place in many kinds of stories, ranging from the canonical ones from the manga, the filler from the anime series, and the ones who exist in the many video games.

Many of these characters range from inspired by Eastern literature and cinema, aliens from outer space who can destroy a planet with a finger, artificial humans and time travelers, gods of creation and destruction, angels and demons with masks, machine mutants, dragons and people form real life reborn as Yamcha.

And lastly, some of these characters range from the OneShotCharacter, to complex characters with many alterations, to {{Troperrific}} recurring characters.
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[[index]]
* [[Characters/DragonBallMainCharacters Main Characters]] - Characters who play a major role in the franchise. [[note]]Chaozu/Chiaotzu, Present Trunks, Son Goten, Fusions (Gotenks, Gogeta, Vegetto), Pan.[[/note]]
** [[Characters/DragonBallSonGoku Son Goku]]
** [[Characters/DragonBallBulma Bulma]]
** [[Characters/DragonBallMasterRoshi Master Roshi]]
** [[Characters/DragonBallYamcha Yamcha]]
** [[Characters/DragonBallChiChi Chi-Chi]]
** [[Characters/DragonBallKrillin Krillin]]
** [[Characters/DragonBallTienShinhan Tien Shinhan/Tenshinhan]]
** [[Characters/DragonBallPiccolo Piccolo]]
** [[Characters/DragonBallSonGohan Son Gohan]]
** [[Characters/DragonBallVegeta Vegeta]]
** [[Characters/DragonBallFutureTrunks Future Trunks]]
** [[Characters/DragonBallAndroids17And18 Androids 17 and 18]]
** [[Characters/DragonBallMrSatan Mr. Satan/Hercule]]
** [[Characters/DragonBallVidel Videl]]
** [[Characters/DragonBallBeerus Beerus]]
** [[Characters/DragonBallWhis Whis]]
* [[Characters/DragonBallSupportingCast Supporting Cast]] - Characters who play a supporting role in the franchise who first appear in the original ''Dragon Ball''. [[note]]Grandpa Gohan, Shenlong/Shenron, Turtle, Oolong, Puar, Gyū Maō/Ox-King, Lunch/Launch, Dr. Brief / Mrs. Briefs, Mechanical Man No. 8/Android 8, Bora, Upa, Karin/Korin, Uranai Baba/Fourtuneteller Baba, Fangs the Vampire, See-Through the Invisible Man, Bandages the Mummy, Spike the Devilman, Master Mutaito, Yajirobe, Mr. Popo, Kami-Sama.[[/note]]
* [[Characters/DragonBallZGTSupportingCast DBZ/GT Supporting Cast]] - Characters who play a supporting role in the franchise who first appear in ''Dragon Ball Z'' or ''Dragon Ball GT''. [[note]] Dende, Nail, Grand Elder Guru, Future Bulma, Future Son Gohan, Android 16, Jimmy Firecracker, Sharpner, Erasa, Marron, Bra/Bulla, Uub, Valese, Kaiō-sama/King Kai, Kaioshin/Supreme Kai, Kibito, "The Former Kaioshin"/Old Kai.[[/note]]
* [[Characters/DragonBallTournamentCharacters Tournament Characters]] - Characters who are involved with tournaments. [[note]]World Tournament Announcer, Giran, Namu/Nam, Ranfan, Bacterian, Chapa-o/King Chappa, Otoko Ōkami/Man-Wolf, Pamput, Shen/Hero, Mighty Mask, Pintar, Jewel, Killa.[[/note]]
* [[Characters/DragonBallOthers Other Characters]] - Characters who either only appear in filler, movies, and specials. [[note]]Maron, Icarus, Mr. Shu, Piiza, Caroni, Pirozhki, Grand Kai, West Kai, South Kai, East Kai, Alien Announcer, Olibu, Pikkon, Tapkar, Maraikoh, Caterpy, Froug, Torbie, Chapuchai, Arqua, Grand Supreme Kai, South Supreme Kai, North Supreme Kai, West Supreme Kai, Tapion, Son Goku Jr., Puck, Vegeta Jr., "Yamcha".[[/note]]
** [[Characters/DragonBallSaiyans Saiyans]] - Characters from Planet Vegeta before their genocide at the hands of Frieza. [[note]]King Vegeta, Tarble, Nappa, Raditz, Bardock and his crew (Tora, Selypa, Shegush, Borgos), Gine, the Original Super Saiyan and Original Super Saiyan God Yamoshi.[[/note]]
* [[Characters/DragonBallOriginalSeriesVillains Original Series Villains]] - Villains who first appear in the original ''Dragon Ball''. [[note]] Pilaf, Mai, Shu, Commander Red, Adjutant Black/Staff Officer Black, Colonel Silver, General White, Ninja Murasaki, Sergeant Metallic / Major Metallitron, Buyon/The Juggler, General Blue, Captain Yellow, Colonel Violet, Master Shen, Mercenary Tao, Demon King Piccolo, Tambourine, Cymbal, Drum, Piano, King Gurumes, Raven, Bongo, Lucifer, and the Mifan Empire[[/note]]
* [[Characters/DragonBallZVillains DBZ Villains]] - The villains of the ''Dragon Ball Z'' series. [[note]]King Moai, Princess Snake, Shorty and Scarface, Saibamen, Raiti and Zaacro, The Spice Boys (Spice, Vinegar, Mustard, Salt), Dr. Gero (Android 20), Android 19, Cell Jrs, Present Cell, Future Android 17, Future Android 18, Future Cell, Babidi, Demon King Dabura, Pui Pui, Yakon, Spopovich and Yamu, Bibidi, Van Zant, Smitty.[[/note]]
** [[Characters/DragonBallFrieza Freeza/Frieza]]
*** [[Characters/DragonBallFriezasEmpire Freeza's Empire]] - Members of Frieza's empire, introduced in both ''Dragon Ball Z'' and ''Dragon Ball Super.'' [[note]]King Cold, Cui, Zarbon, Dodoria, Appule, Raspberry, The Ginyu Force (Captain Ginyu, Jeice, Burter, Recoome, and Guldo), Sorbet, Tagoma, Shisami, Kuriza.[[/note]]
** [[Characters/DragonBallCell Cell]]
** [[Characters/DragonBallMajinBuu Majin Buu]]
* [[Characters/DragonBallZMovieVillains DBZ Movie Villains]] - Villains introduced in movies. [[note]] Makyans (Nicky, Ginger, Sansho), Garlic Jr, Dr. Kochin, Dr. Wheelo, Tullece/Turles, Lord Slug, Cooler's Armored Squadron (Salza, Neiz, Doore), Cooler, Android 15, Android 14, Android 13, Paragus, Hatchiyack, Dr. Raichi, Zangya, Bojack, The Dictator, Janempa/Janemba, Hoi, Hirudegarn, Abo and Kado/Aka, Chilled, Sorbet and Tagoma, Shisami. [[/note]]
** [[Characters/DragonBallBroly Broly]]
* [[Characters/DragonBallGTVillains GT Villains]] - Villains who only appear in ''Dragon Ball GT''. [[note]]Don Kee, Ledgic, Parapara Brothers, Cardinal Mutchie Mutchie, Master Daltaki, General Rilldo, Dr Myuu, Baby, Super 17, The Shadow Dragons (Black Smoke Shenron, Haze Shenron, Rage Shenron, Oceanus Shenron, Naturon Shenron, Nuova Shenron, Eis Shenron and Syn Shenron/Omega Shenron), Susha, Mamba, Torga and Lord Yao.[[/note]]
* ''Characters/DragonBallSuper'' - Characters from the [[Anime/DragonBallSuper 2015 anime series]].[[note]]Universe 1 (Iwne, Awamo, Anat), Universe 5 (Arack, Cucatail, Ogma), Universe 8 (Liquiir, Korn, Iru), Universe 12 (Geene, Martinu, Agu), Zalama, Super Shenron, Grand Priest, Future Mai, Future Dabura, Future Babidi, Future Supreme Kai, Haru and Maki, Future Yajirobe, Tournament Presenter, Kiyoshi Hikawa[[/note]]
** [[Characters/DragonBallUniverse7 Universe 7]] [[note]]Monaka, Galactic King, Zuno, Burp Man, Gryll, Comméson, Copy-Vegeta, Watagashi, Barry Kahn, Cocoa Amaguri[[/note]]
** [[Characters/DragonBallUniverse2 Universe 2]] [[note]] Helles, Sour, Peru, The Maiden Squadron, Suu Roas/Rozie, Sanka Ku/Kakunsa, Vikal, Zirloin, Zarbuto, Rabanra, Jimizu, Harmira, Prum[[/note]]
*** [[Characters/DragonBallRibrianne Brianne de Chateau/Ribrianne]]
** [[Characters/DragonBallUniverse3 Universe 3]] [[note]] Mosco, Campari, Ea, Nigrisshi, Narirama, Katpresra, The Preecho, Biara, Paparoni, Maji Kayo, Boraretra, Koitsukai, Panchia, Koichiarator, Aniraza[[/note]]
** [[Characters/DragonBallUniverse4 Universe 4]] [[note]] Quitela, Cognic, Kuru, Ganos, Monna, Majora, Shantza, Cawey, Shosha, Darkori, Nink, Gamisaras, Damon[[/note]]
** [[Characters/DragonBallUniverse6 Universe 6]] [[note]]Fuwa and Fuwa's Attendant/Universe 6 Attendant, Botamo, Auta Maggeta, Dr. Rota, Saonel, Pirina, Kefla, Universe 6's Saiyans (The King of the Saiyans, Renso), Universe 6's Namekians[[/note]]
*** [[Characters/DragonBallChampa Champa]]
*** [[Characters/DragonBallVados Vados]]
*** [[Characters/DragonBallFrost Frost]]
*** [[Characters/DragonBallCabba Cabba]]
*** [[Characters/DragonBallHit Hit]]
*** [[Characters/DragonBallCaulifla Caulifla]]
*** [[Characters/DragonBallKale Kale]]
** [[Characters/DragonBallUniverse9 Universe 9]] [[note]] Sidra, Mojito, Roh, Basil, Lavender, Bergamo, Hyssop, Oregano, Sorel, Hop, Comfrey, Chappil, Roselle, Unnamed Assassin[[/note]]
** [[Characters/DragonBallUniverse10 Universe 10]] [[note]] Rumshii, Cus, Gowasu, Murichim, Jium, Lilibeu, Napapan, Mechiōpu, Murisāmu, Jirasen, Obuni, Zircor, Rubalt, The Babarians[[/note]]
** [[Characters/DragonBallUniverse11 Universe 11]] [[note]] Belmod, Marcarita, Khai, Kahseral, Dyspo, Kettol, Kunshee, Cocotte, Vuon, Tupper, Zoiray, The Drakiyan, Aragney[[/note]]
*** [[Characters/DragonBallToppo Toppo]]
*** [[Characters/DragonBallJiren Jiren]]
** [[Characters/DragonBallZeno Zen'o]]
** [[Characters/DragonBallGokuBlack Goku Black]]
** [[Characters/DragonBallZamasu Zamasu]]
* New media characters:
** ''Characters/DragonBallHeroes'' - Characters from the [[VideoGame/DragonballHeroes 2010 video game]]. [[note]]Beat, Erito, Basaku, Note, Viola, Forte, Kabra, Yoshito-Kun, Salaga, Froze, Rezok, Freeza Race Berserker, Tsumuri, Namekian Elite, Kagyu, Nimu, Nico, Genome, Zen, Fen, Wairu[[/note]]
*** [[Characters/DragonballHeroesVillains DBH Villains]] [[note]]Mechikabura, Haru Haru, Shun Shun, Psidevilman, General Bon, Putine, Gravy[[/note]]
** ''Characters/JacoTheGalacticPatrolman'' - Characters who appear in the [[Manga/JacoTheGalacticPatrolman 2013 prequel manga]]. [[note]]Jaco, Omori, Tights, Katayude, An Azuki.[[/note]]
** ''Characters/DragonBallXenoverse'' - Characters from the [[VideoGame/DragonBallXenoverse 2015 video game]]. [[note]]Future Warrior, Time Patrol Trunks, Supreme Kai of Time, Tokitoki, Time Patrol [=NPC=]s, Towa, Mira, Demigra[[/note]]
** ''Characters/{{Dragon Ball FighterZ}}'' - Characters from [[VideoGame/DragonBallFighterz 2018 fighting game]].
*** [[Characters/DragonBallAndroid21 Android 21]] [[note]]Android 21, Additional Spoiler Character[[/note]]
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