Dragon Ball Super‘s ‘Universal Survival Saga’ is known as the one of the historic arc of the series because of significant and impressive battles in the Tournament of Power.
The series made its last effective turn when Goku finally mastered Ultra Instinct ability and beat down almighty Jiren.
In the Tournament of Power, All fighters did their best for their survival but the anime is only meant for Goku vs Jiren’s ultimate battle and anime just prove it who is the strongest being throughout the history of Dragon Ball series.
If we look back in the past three years, we have been blessed with unique and fascinating Dragon Ball Super characters who are even more powerful than Goku.
Hence, Hero’s Facts has listed top 20 Dragon Ball Super Characters who are responsible to lead the series on a whole different level.
Here are 20 Most Powerful and Strongest Dragon Ball Super Characters.
20. ULTIMATE GOHAN / 孫悟飯 Son Gohan
The third hero of the whole Dragon Ball series after Goku and Vegeta, Gohan is a very first half-human half-Saiyan being in the series.
In the Dragon Ball Super, Goku appointed his son as Universe 7’s representative due to his unique combat tactics. Although Adult Gohan seems to be lacking in fighting skills due to his dedication to becoming an educated person, when it comes to saving his family, like father, he can break his limits too.
However, that does not mean Gohan is a weak character. He is Saiyan after all. We need to remember that he was the one who defeated Cell surprisingly.
Among the Earth Saiyans, Gohan always had the most of the potential. In the Tournament of Power, When Gohan eliminate Universe 10 Obuni, it confirmed that Saiyan had been holding back his powers.
Let’s travel back in time during anime version of Zen-Exhibition match where Gohan fought against Lavender while he was blinded and only relied on his senses to win the battle.
Another incident highlighted his latent powers when he got the news about Tournament of Power. Thanks to his mentor Piccolo, Gohan boosts his hidden power which helps to bring back his Ultimate transformation once again.
During Gohan’s last fight with Goku just before the Tournament of Power, Ultimate Gohan’s powers nearly outclassed the Super Saiyan Blue Goku with Kaio-Ken. The most recent example was episode 118 where Gohan came up with a plan to defeat Universe 6 Namekians.
In the whole TOP, Gohan was the only one who consistently came up with adequate planning and fantastic strategy which eventually paid off every time.
19. FUTURE TRUNKS / 未来のトランクス Mirai no Torankusu
Son of Vegeta and fan-favorite time-traveling hero, Trunks was the first one to slaughtered Frieza in two halves with his iconic sword.
In the whole Dragon Ball series, Future Trunks had the most terrible backstories as his world has actually destroyed first by Androids-Cell and then by Black Goku-Zamasu.
Thanks to time traveling Capsule, Future Trunks went back to past where he met all of his family and his friends. Training under his father and Goku, Trunks became one of the stronger Z fighters and eventually returned to his timeline to save his future by defeating Androids.
Finally living a peaceful life with his future Bulma and his friend Mai, Future Trunks encountered one of the greatest enemy calling himself Black Goku. And thus it proved that there is indeed something wrong with this timeline.
In Future Trunks Arc, series has done justice to his character where he able to transform into a mysterious form. Although due to the blue aura leaking from the body, it could also potentially be a step towards a God transformation.
After defeating villains, Trunks returned to a different timeline where the Earth is unaffected by Zamasu. Not to forget that Dragon Ball Super had made him one of the Ace fighters like Goku and Vegeta.
18. HIT / ヒット, Hitto
Strongest Dragon Ball Super character of the Universe 6, Hit professionally known as ‘Legendary Assassin.’
In his home world, Hit is famous for his skilled work as he had proven himself by completing each killing task in a single strike. That’s why he also being called by ‘Never-Miss Hit.’
Hit’s actual age is still unknown but has more than 1000 years ago. During Universe 6 Arc, fans witnessed his potential and fighting skill against Goku. However, Dragon Ball Super still kept his hidden potential under wrap but who knows what will happen in the next future series.
Neither his strength nor his fighting abilities are above Goku’s but his signature technique, Time Leap was significantly enhanced during the fight. Like Goku, he learned to improve his time skip technique as he fought with Saiyan.
Hit’s real strength lies in his killing techniques because during Tournament between 6 & 7, he was holding back. Indeed this was true when Hit reappeared again during Future Trunk Arc and took down Super Saiyan Blue Goku with his invisible strike attack.
Despite all his, too arrogant behavior, Hit paid back his debt for Goku as he lost himself against Monaka who was a coward appointed by Beerus to inspired Goku.
17. GOLDEN FRIEZA / ゴールデンフリーザ, Gōruden Furīza
Out of all the Z-fighters, without Frieza, this article would be inadequate as he is still one of the infamous villains of Son Goku. He could do anything to eliminate his enemies even if it means to push beyond the limits.
In “Dragon Ball Super: Resurrection of F’, with the help of training, Frieza achieved his next transformation and became Golden Frieza.
The Emperor Frieza is a born warrior with full of potential as he never trained throughout his life. Furthermore, to beat Goku’s undefeatable Super Saiyan powers, he prepared for the first time in his life.
After receiving the most potent Golden transformation, V-Jump article noted that Golden Frieza ranks eight out of twelve on the danger scale. Even so, Frieza has so much room for improvement if he wants to beat Super Saiyan Blue form.
Earlier it had one weakness. Due to its prolong uses, it drained Frieza’s stamina drastically. But the villain managed to overcome his limitation through the mental training on Earth’s hell.
Thus, he mastered the Golden state and becomes perfected, and that is known as True Golden Frieza.
Despite all of this, Frieza gets shudders in front of Beerus as Akira Toriyama once said that he would never surpass the God of Destruction.
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16. BLACK GOKU / ゴクウブラック, Gokū Burakku
Future Trunks Saga was a nightmare for the Dragon Ball Super. This saga catches fire when battle encounters with one of the best characters Black Goku.
One of the fan favorite villain of all time because of his appearance resembles Goku. Black Goku is one of the greatest villains along with future Zamasu from universe 10.
Actually, he is God Zamasu in which he stole the actual Goku’s body from alternate timeline with the help of himself from future Zamasu to kill all the mortal beings as well as all the Gods including Beerus.
He is successful to come to that stage where he becomes the most powerful in the world.
Fuelled by hatred of beating from Goku, his only sole purpose is to kill all the Saiyan race. He also found out that the secret behind Goku’s powers is anger through which he surpasses the Super Saiyan Blue by transforming into Super Saiyan Rose form which is way stronger than ever.
Even though Goku and Black Goku share the same body, Zamasu’s Godly Ki mixed with a Saiyan body which allows him to transform into SSR form.
15. FUSION ZAMASU / 合体がったいザマス Gattai Zamasu
One of the fan-favorite villains of all time in the history of Dragon Ball franchise, Zamasu was selected as an apprentice to become next Supreme Kai of Universe 10 after Gowasu.
But his pride taken away when he was defeated by a mere mortal like Goku who must perish from the world along with all the mortal creatures who’s creation was a mistake of gods according to him.
His other counterpart Black Goku had the advantages of Saiyan body. When fused with his Future self, the transformation unlocked Saiyan’s full potential as well as able to used it along with deity’s superpowers.
According to Gowasu, the fusion extended their power level to no visible end. It means the fusion Zamasu arguably being the most powerful Supreme Kai so far and ultimately his killer powers could have surpassed even the God of Destruction.
Thanks to Goku’s incredible Saiyan body which has limitless strength and possessing Immortal body making him the series’ strongest fusion of all time so far.
14. KEFLA / ケフラ KEFURA
Hooray for being born a Saiyan
Fans completely shocked after witnessing so much growth of Caulifla-Kale’s undefeated abilities.
In the history of Dragon Ball, Goku takes around 20-25 years to reach this point and nowhere from sudden, Universe 6’s Saiyan girls fused together using Potara to survive in the Tournament of Powers.
After becoming Super Saiyan 2, Kefla managed to beat down Goku’s Super Saiyan Blue as well as his Kaio-Ken.
As Spirit Bomb acted like a temporary source to him for activating Ultra Instinct, Kefla’s unimaginable powers tend broke his shell again which leads him to regain his Ultra Instinct “Omen” state.
If I talked about her power level, according to Vados, Kefla’s power consists of Kale and Caulifla’s individual strength combined to their highest pick and then multiplied tens of times.
When her Potara fusion was born, Goku himself as well remarks that her power is so high that he cannot sense a limit to her. Meanwhile during this, her tigress roar even enough to make Jiren twitch during his meditation.
Despite all of this, DBS fans show their disappointment towards this fight because of her continuously growing powers which remarked that even Goku couldn’t survive taking one her deadly blast attacks.
But thanks to his Kamehameha, she was defeated by Goku’s Ultra Instinct which helps him to dodge almost all of her attacks.
Still, we don’t have to forget one thing, Kefla is the first ever female fusion to appear in the Dragon Ball anime series. (Don’t know when Gohan’s and Vegeta’s daughter would fuse)
13. TOPPO /トッポ
As mentioned in the manga as well as in anime, Toppo is the candidate to become the next God of Destruction of Universe 11 after Belmod. That’s why he is always with him everywhere he goes.
Being a hot-blooded warrior, Toppo always fights for righteous justice and protect his world by working as guardians of peace within Universe 11.
In the manga chapter 29, we witnessed how Toppo unleashed his justice powers against Goku and in the anime, he nearly match Goku’s Super Saiyan Blue form plus Kaio Ken 10 times.
The reason behind Toppo rivals the Super Saiyan God is that he knows how to tap into Godly Ki. In the manga, while fighting with Goku, he activated his Godly Ki and displays the Aura of God which helps him to increases his power level to a whole different level.
That’s the only reason he is suited for the role of God of Destruction who is the second strongest fiddle of Universe 11 surpassed only by his sworn friend Jiren.
Even though he selected as an apprentice to become next deity, he still lacks in experience and all the 12 Universes Gods have been living and training for millions of years.
12. VEGETA / ベジータ, Bejīta
Prince of fallen Saiyan race and pure-blooded Saiyan, Vegeta is one of the outstanding characters in the Dragon Ball series.
Much before his landing on earth, he was once a cruel, cold-blooded warrior, and outright killer but after his resurrection from death during Frieza Saga instead opted to remain and live on Earth, he chose to fight alongside Z fighters as a hero.
Full of pride and egotistical Vegeta believes his race to be the most powerful in the universe. And in reality, he is one of the toughest characters in the series after his former enemy, Goku. Now he is a family man which was a surprising moment for us when he went relationship with Bulma.
From the Dragon Ball to Dragon Ball Super, Vegeta is known to be one of the developing characters who always wants to defeat Kakarot and try to exceed Goku but always fails because as Goku always stays one step ahead.
But in the various occasion, Vegeta possess more powers than Goku but never used it against him instead he actually saved Goku’s life at times so he could be one to beat him.
Being confident in his tactic fighting skills makes different from Goku because he never lets his guard down. During the battle, he gets serious unlike Goku, who was slowing increases his powers.
Vegeta has been shown to be one of the intelligent characters of the series. Like Goku’s signature attack Kamehameha, Vegeta holds signature attacks are Galick Gun, Galick Shooting, and Final Flash.
According to the Dragon Ball Super rival danger scale, Vegeta holds 3rd position out of twelve. Unlike other Z fighters, Vegeta’s character is a unique one, more interesting especially when his ambitions towards becoming stronger than Goku.
11. BLUE VEGITO / 超サイヤ人ブルーベジット Sūpā Saiya-jin Burū Bejitto
Blue Vegito is the one of the mightiest fusion transformation ever between Goku and Vegeta using Kai’s Potara. In the whole Dragon Ball history, Vegito is the most powerful character which reprise his role again in the Future Trunk Saga.
During the intense battle with Fused Zamasu-Black Goku, Goku and Vegeta agree to fuse together to take down such unstoppable threat.
Shortly he transforms into Super Saiyan Blue form to get the combined advantages of two SSB forms calling himself Vegito Blue.
But because of utilizing Final Kamehameha attack which was way stronger than ever, Vegito consumes too much energy and returns to his normal base form.
In the manga, according to Shin, this form could exceed Beerus’s powers. But no matter how powerful they are, this form wouldn’t last more than one hour because Potara Earrings are meant to be for Immortal beings.
But despite this, Blue Vegeto’s appearance is one of the exceptional and class moment for us and it’s limited but never seen before battle scenes that we have been waiting for a long period of time helped us to love the series again.