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 characters who are even more powerful than Goku.
Hence, Hero’s Facts has listed top 20 DBS characters who are responsible to lead the series on a whole different level.
Here are, Dragon Ball Super’s Top 20 most powerful characters
20. ULTIMATE GOHAN / 孫悟飯 Son Gohan
The third protagonist 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 anime, Goku appointed him as Universe 7’s representative due to his exceptional fighting tactics. Although he seems to be lacking in fighting due to his devotion to becoming an educated person.
But only DB fans know when it comes to his family, he could even surpass his father.
That does not mean he is weak. We need to remember that he is a son of Goku and is the one who defeated Cell in his childhood period.
He always had the most of the potential and Universe 10 Obuni’s elimination just confirmed it that he has been holding back.
Let’s travel back in time in Zen-Exhibition match. How Gohan fight against Lavender while he was blinded and only relied on his senses to win the battle.
Another incident highlights his awaking powers when he got the news about Tournament of Power. Thanks to his mentor Piccolo, Gohan just raises his hidden power which helps to bring back his Ultimate form again.
During his fight with Goku just before the Tournament of Power, Ultimate Gohan’s powers nearly matched the Super Saiyan Blue Goku with Kaio-Ken. The most recent example is episode 118 where Gohan came up with a plan to defeat Universe 6 Namekians.
In the whole TOP, he was the only one who came up with nice planning and wonderful strategy which was eventually paid off every time.
19. FUTURE TRUNKS / 未来のトランクス Mirai no Torankusu
Son of Vegeta from an alternate future timeline, Trunks who was the first one to kill Frieza with his sword.
In the whole Dragon Ball series, he has 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 traveled back to past where he meets all of his family and his friends. Doing hard training with his father and Goku, he becomes one of the stronger Z Fighters and returns to his timeline in order to save his own future by defeating Androids.
After finding his peaceful life with his future Bulma and his friend Mai, he encounters with one of the greatest enemy calling himself Black Goku.
In this Future trunk Saga, series has done so a point where he able to transform into mysterious form. Although due to blue aura leaking from his body it could also potentially be a step towards a God transformation.
After his return to another timeline where the Earth is unaffected from Zamasu, I believed Akira Toriyama still have the additional storyline for him in the future.
Not to forget that Dragon Ball Super has made him one of the Ace fighters like Goku and Vegeta.
18. HIT / ヒット, Hitto
Strongest character and ace assassin of the Universe 6, Hit who is professionally known as ‘Legendary Assassin’.
In his home world, he is famous for his proficient work as he had proven himself by completing each task is to kill the target in a single strike.
Unlike other fighters, he is way older than another warrior like he born over 1000 years ago. During Universe 6 saga, we witness his potential and fighting skill against Goku.
Neither his strength nor his fighting abilities are above Goku’s but his signature technique, Time Leap was greatly enhanced during the fight. Like Goku, he learned to improve his time skip technique slowing during battle.
As Hit’s true strength lies in his killing techniques because during Tournament between 6 & 7, he was holding back. Indeed this is true when Hit reappeared during Future Trunk Saga and take down Super Saiyan Blue Goku using his invisible attack.
Despite all his too proud behavior, He has a sense of honor as he lost himself against Monaka who was a weakling appointed by Beerus to inspired Goku.
17. GOLDEN FRIEZA / ゴールデンフリーザ, Gōruden Furīza
Without Frieza, this list feels incomplete as he is one of the arch enemies of Goku since the start of Frieza Saga and he will do anything to kill his enemy even if this takes him to push beyond his limits.
Recently during the ‘Dragon Ball Super: Resurrection of F’, with intense training, Frieza has achieved his Ultimate Evolution form which is known as ‘Golden Frieza’.
Frieza is a natural born warrior with full of potential, as he never trained to defeat Goku before. Furthermore, to beat Goku’s undefeatable Super Saiyan form, Frieza trained for the first time in his life.
At the first, Golden Frieza was extremely powerful being superior to Goku and Vegeta’s newly found Super Saiyan blue state. In January V-Jump article noted that Golden Frieza ranks eight out of twelve on the danger scale.
Due to its prolong uses, it could drain Frieza’s stamina drastically which is first noticed by Vegeta but after his defeat, Frieza manages to overcome his weakness through his mental training with Goku on Earth’s hell.
By doing so, he mastered his Golden Frieza state which is known as True Golden Frieza.
Still, despite all this, Frieza shudders in fears in front of Beerus as Toriyama once said that he could never surpass Beerus no matter how he is stronger.
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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.