Top 15 Strongest Dragon Ball Characters (Mortals) Ranked

Here's our ranking of the strongest Dragon Ball characters of all time.

Dragon Ball, one of the most famous and re-defining anime series of the modern era. As a result, it has become a sensation in Japanese media and pop culture alike. It has become so much of a household term that even Marvel decided to reference it in its recent movie “Shang Chi”.

Its troupes set the standard for Shounen that came after. Series like One Piece, Naruto, Bleach, Hunter X Hunter and Gintama were inspired by Akira Toriyama’s critically acclaimed Manga. There’s a perfectly valid reason for fans to claim that Dragon Ball is the God of Anime.

Dragon Ball is also one of the most referenced and parodied Anime series as well. From Gintama, Jujutsu Kaisen, Slime to the lesser-known Hetalia, Binbougami Ga! & Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo, the famous saying “is that a Jojo reference” can be easily attributed to Dragon Ball as well.

Apart from parodies and references, Dragon Ball is also famous for its power scaling elements. In any social media platform, whether be it Reddit, Twitter or YouTube, there will always be arguments on “who is stronger than Goku?” until the end of time. Even if the author himself says X is stronger than Y, the debates will never end.

On that note, let me begin the controversial task of ranking the strongest Dragon Ball characters of all time. Keep in mind that this list ONLY includes MORTALS. So divine beings like the Gods of Destruction, Angels, the Grand Priest and Zeno are EXCLUDED (including Goku Black). Parody characters like Arale-chan (who can one-shot Zeno) and fusions too are off-limits.

For this listicle, we’ll consider ONLY the Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z & Dragon Ball Super Manga. The Anime, for practical purposes, will be excluded from the discussion. We’ll also include characters from the latest arcs so beware of Manga spoilers!

The power scaling would be judged based on feats, statements from the Manga, authors, magazines and articles. Plus, the characters have access to all of their abilities and fight without restrictions.

For a similar Dragon Ball listicle, check out our ranking of the strongest Gods of Destruction.

So without further ado, here is our ranking of the top 15 strongest Dragon Ball mortals of all time starting from the bottom.

Power scaling debates will always be heated so please go easy on us. Arigato Gozaimashta!

15. Kale

Starting off the list is Universe 6’s strongest Saiyan – Kale. Referred to as the female Broly, the staff at Toei Animation proposed Kale for the Universal Survival Saga, owing to Broly’s fame and Toriyama agreed.

Kale is kinda like Gohan – doesn’t like to fight, wants to protect and has a lot of untapped potential.

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Legendary Saiyan (Berserk) form Kale

Cabba theorizes that Kale could be the Legendary Demoniac Saiyan who appears once every 1,000 years. Once they emerge, their power grows rapidly, resulting in self-destruction. This is the exact same description Paragus gave while describing Broly’s power.

Kale single-handedly took out the remaining fighters of Universes 2,3,4 & 10, kicked out strong beings like Agnilasa and Magetta & almost whacked Toppo and Vegeta off the ring. However, despite being a powerhouse, we ranked her at 15 because of one crucial weakness.

Vegeta notes that Kale’s rapid bursts of power may catch you off guard at first, but after analyzing them, her moves become simple enough to read. Add to that her lack of skill in controlling her power, which causes her to reach her limit much faster than Broly.

As a result, 5 of Universe 11’s weakest members (Dyspo is stronger than all of them combined) were able to knock her off her feet. That’s why Vegeta thought she wasn’t worth his time and continued to brawl with Toppo.

If you’re wondering how Golden Frieza was getting pummeled by Kale, he was caught off guard and didn’t take her seriously. He was fighting at a power level not too far from Caulifla’s to conserve Ki and stamina.

This enables Kale to quickly blitz Frieza. He & Goku were unable to pinpoint exactly where her power level was cause’ it spiked up at a rapid rate. The meter was constantly changing without any indication of slowing down.

However, this was only momentary and nothing more, as Vegeta described. Hence she’s at the bottom on our list of strongest Dragon Ball Characters.

14. Dyspo

Standing above Kale is the rabbit-like Pride Trooper who is also the 3rd strongest warrior in Universe 11. His speed enables him to dodge even the fierce attacks of SSJ Goku. So he’d be able to move around Kale’s attacks and last until she reaches her limit, giving him the chance to dispose of her.

Dyspo, Universe 11’s Speedy Gonzales

Dyspo in the Anime was a formidable opponent who was faster than even Hit’s time skip and dragged Frieza to the ground. In the Manga, not so much.

He is swifter than SSJ Goku but got whacked by Perfected Super Saiyan Blue (PSSB) Vegeta & Kefla easily. In fact, both he and Toppo teamed up for a brief time against Vegeta and they couldn’t knock him out. He also struggled to keep up with Android 17 and finally was transferred to the stands in attempting to save Toppo.

Manga Dyspo was comparatively underwhelming than his Anime counterpart. So that’s why we put him in the 14th position in our list of strongest dragon ball characters rather than somewhere higher up.

13. Android 17

Up next is Android 17, a fan favorite and the MVP of the T.O.P for Universe 7. Without him, Goku and the others wouldn’t have become the victors. Being a hybrid model (basically a human with a couple of hardware attached) created by Dr. Gero, Seventeen has the perks of human-like growth along with a cyborg’s infinite stamina.

Android 17 – the M.V.P of the Universal Survival arc

For Anime-only viewers, how he grew this powerful is a mystery, but the Manga addresses it. The bonus chapter in Dragon Ball Super Volume 8 mentions the existence of the 7 Cell Juniors that Gohan killed years ago. They have the same regenerative abilities as Perfect Cell and keep coming back until the core cluster of cells in their head is completely obliterated.

If Cell could come back stronger than before after self-destruction, the Cell Juniors can too. Each of them could be SSJ2 tier and Seventeen said he managed to tame all of them. He could have been training with them all these years and with his infinite stamina, trained longer than the average human or Saiyan. He was able to keep up with T.O.P SSJ3 Goku.

Android 17 fought against formidable opponents in the T.O.P and still managed to remain the last one on the ring. He bested several warriors like Murisam, Rubalt, Botamo, Damon and even surpassed Dyspo.

Seventeen blocked one of Jiren’s hammering punches, saving Frieza from getting eliminated and pulled off a fake self-destruction, tearing down half of the ring. He also overpowered a slightly weakened Seven-Three in the Moro arc.

However, Seventeen’s not in the top 10 of the strongest dragon ball characters as he’s still weaker than beings like Frieza, Hit and Gohan. He has still a long way to go if he wants to occupy any of their positions on the list.

12. Hit

The legendary assassin of Universe 6 and silent killer that prompted Goku to unleash his SSB Kaioken X 10. Regarded as the strongest solo warrior in his Universe, Hit quickly put a halt to Goku’s heart in the anime. However, in the Manga, things are a little different.

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Universe 6’s terrifying Assassin Hit

Manga Hit isn’t as powerful as his Anime counterpart because it didn’t require Super Saiyan Blue Kaioken Goku to defeat his time-skip technique. In terms of raw power, Super Saiyan God Goku stomps. However, the hitman did train for the Tournament of Power and decided not to rely wholly on his techniques.

During the tournament, Hit whipped up a new technique called time lag which he used to slow down Jiren. It is a time-warping ability that slows down the target’s movements, who from his POV, shows Hit to be moving at super speed. The fearsome assassin seemed to have the upper hand but unfortunately, Jiren was holding back. He broke through the time lag and knocked Hit out of the ring.

Hit is not known for physical might but after his training, he’d be somewhere between Zamasu arc SSB Goku & T.O.P PSSB Goku level if he were to freely use his skills of an assassin. Frieza and the others above are at least T.O.P PSSB Goku tier and that’s why Hit is at number 12 on the strongest dragon ball characters list.

11. Frieza

The Galactic Overlord, whose desire is to overthrow the Omni-King one day, is a formidable foe for our heroes to this day. According to Toriyama, Frieza is a mutated life-form who possesses an abnormal level of battle power and cruelty.

A true prodigy who went from Namek Saga SSJ Goku to SSB within a span of 4 months. A testimony to the raw and untapped potential of the evil overlord. A V-Jump article revealed that Golden Frieza’s strength was superior to that of Super Saiyan Blue in January 2017.

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Golden Frieza

Even after his second death, Frieza ran 1000s of simulations in his head on how to slay the Saiyans, becoming stronger than before. If he can tire out PSSB Goku and leave him bruised all over, he’s surely a T.O.P PSSB Goku tier.

Manga Frieza didn’t do much compared to his Anime counterpart apart from knocking out some weaker fighters and beating up a weakened Toppo. In the end, however, he did sacrifice his place in the ring by knocking Jiren and Goku off-stage along with himself. So while battling Jiren, Frieza would have gotten stronger.

In the Broly film, not only Goku and Vegeta but even Frieza became stronger than before while fighting Broly. This is confirmed by Film Director Tatsuya Nagamine.

The Broly Light Novel states that Golden Frieza’s punches could dull Broly’s movements a bit if landed properly. So he had to avoid them.

“Being able to take Broly’s attacks over and over again for over an hour is nothing short of amazing. As expected, he’s not called the Emperor of the universe for nothing.” the LN states.

This speaks volumes of his endurance because keep in mind that Broly at that moment surpassed PSSB Goku & Vegeta. So Frieza’s post-Broly movie is stronger than T.O.P PSSB Goku but below Broly film, PSSB Goku, making him stronger than Hit and Android 17.

However, he’s not in the top 10 of the strongest dragon ball characters as there are beings who could be closer to Broly film PSSB Goku and beyond.

10. Seven-Three/OG73i

Finally, the top 10 strongest dragon ball characters are here! And the one to start it off is the mysterious Android Seven-Three!

Goichi, a prospective outlaw with ambitions to rule over Universe 7, constructed Seven-Three, a mysterious Android designed to aid him in his mission. He was kidnapped by Saganbo and his brigade, but was later apprehended and imprisoned by the Galactic Patrol until Moro asked Porunga to release them.

After that, Saganbo accepted Moro as his boss and entrusted his subordinates to him. Moro particularly found Seven-Three’s powers very useful for his plans, which made him one of the strongest mortals in Dragon Ball.

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OG73-i, a mysterious Android with the ability to copy other abilities

Seven-Three has this mysterious power where he can copy his target’s abilities and use them as effectively as the original user.

However, that doesn’t mean he becomes as strong as that target. For example, when he copied Gohan’s abilities (post-training), it doesn’t mean he’s intrinsically as strong as Gohan. Seven-Three retains his experience, physical strength and features like infinite stamina while the copied abilities are merely added to his own.

In this list, we’re referring to Seven-Three in his fighting condition with Gohan’s, Piccolo’s and Moro’s abilities at his disposal.

However, when it comes to Moro, Seven-Three not only had his abilities (which wears off after 30 minutes of usage) but also his fighting power or combat abilities including Moro’s Ki.

Then why didn’t Seven-Three use it? Moro would have instructed him not to activate it because it was stored as a backup for Moro to use later on. But, what if Seven-Three did use them? Android 17 wouldn’t describe him as “pretty weak” anymore.

It’d make him as powerful as Moro after the latter spent two months draining energy from planets. The same Moro who was stronger than Buu and pre-training PSSB Goku and Vegeta.

Here’s the conundrum: what if he swelled up like Moro 73? What if he couldn’t keep Moro’s power contained within his body? If he can fully utilize Moro’s powers, he will be stronger than Gohan. He’d be weaker than Hit or Frieza otherwise. Therefore, we placed him below Buu but above Frieza and Hit for now until we get more info.

9. Good Buu (Dai Kaioshin)

To be honest, if I were an Anime-only fan, I wouldn’t have anticipated Buu to make the top ten on this list. The Moro arc divulged a lot of secrets behind Buu and the Supreme Kais, especially the Dai Kaioshin. So Buu’s involvement was a welcoming surprise.

Merus kidnapped Buu in the hopes of beating Moro, but he was unaware of the dormant powers slumber within the former killing machine. Buu pounding Moro to a pulp is a feat that the fandom vastly undervalues. That accomplishment alone earned him a spot in the top ten of the strongest dragon ball characters, and here’s why.

Merus knew how powerful Goku and Vegeta were but beating Moro is an unlikely feat, he thought. Moro wasn’t a match for PSSB Vegeta at that time until he absorbed almost all of their energy, including some of the planet’s. Ultimately, the goat-like villain became as strong as the Saiyans. This worried Merus on whether Good Buu could do the job.

To his surprise, Majin Buu’s strength far exceeded his expectations as the pink monster pummeled Moro left and right. Even the offensive planet energy absorption technique, that injured Goku and Vegeta, didn’t leave a scratch on Buu. He even kicked off a huge energy ball (which SSG Vegeta struggled to push away) like a football.

Yes, Buu did have the advantage of not having his energy absorbed. But it’s not just that. Buu’s immense power startled Merus and he is well aware of how powerful the Saiyans are. Goku notes that Buu has grown significantly stronger than before.

Merus was astounded by Buu’s strength and declares that he is now stronger than Moro.

So in other words, Majin Buu > Moro after absorbing pre-training PSSB Goku and Vegeta’s energy. But since it’s just energy, Buu isn’t at their level yet. But considering Merus’ reactions, we think he is stronger than Frieza, Hit and Seventeen.

8. Gohan

Next on the list is none other than our boy Gohan, a character who’s deemed to have more potential than Goku and Vegeta. Gohan in the T.O.P Anime version got a pretty high boost as he forced Goku to unleash his SSB + Kaioken, even though the former got one-shotted in the end. However, the Manga counterpart is a different beast.

The rusty Gohan from R.O.F is no more

Ultimate Gohan was on par with SSJ Kefla, one of the strongest dragon ball characters on the ring as told by Vados. But keep in mind that Manga Kefla is much weaker than her Anime counterpart. Vados didn’t see full-powered Jiren, PSSB Goku + Kaioken or SSBE Vegeta so Kefla is definitely weaker than them.

Kahseral of U11 said that Kefla’s moves are leagues above Kale and Caulifla individually and that’s a fact. Potara earrings multiply the base power of the two individuals and combine them into one package, which is how Vegito was able to beat the crap outta Super Buu.

During Gohan vs Kefla, Piccolo states that Gohan was able to only draw his fighting spirit in their few hours of training but he became stronger than ever during this fight.

If you recall, Gohan was struggling against the Trio of Danger, each of whom is weaker than probably Frost. With Kefla, however, Gohan unleashed the monstrous power within and boosted his power to a level somewhere between T.O.P SSG & PSSB Goku.

Gohan grew significantly stronger after the Moro arc’s two-month time jump. Goku said that he could barely recognize him and the last time he saw him was at the T.O.P. Piccolo remarked that he’s the strongest Dragon Ball Team member on Earth when the Saiyan duo isn’t around. This includes Piccolo himself, Seventeen and the humans.

Gohan became enraged when seeing his father in a bloodied state in the fight against Moro and got a temporary boost. In that state, he’d be at the level of Broly film PSSB Goku or slightly stronger than that.

If you believe Gohan is a rusty family man who doesn’t train at all, think again!

7. Toppo

Coming up at number 7 is Toppo, the captain of the Pride Trooper and Universe 11’s 2nd strongest warrior followed by Jiren. Currently, he’s been groomed by Belmod to be the next God of Destruction. The baldstache Pride Trooper has access to Divine Ki, particularly the power of a Destroyer God similar to Vegeta’s Ultra Ego.

Dragon Ball’s Yosemite Sam – Toppo

Toppo in the Anime transformed into his God of Destruction form and wrecked SSG Vegeta and Golden Frieza. In the Manga, he’s on par with T.O.P PSSB Vegeta and faced him on a one-on-one for a long time. In the end, both looked equally bruised.

One might wonder why we ranked him this high if he is only as strong as T.O.P PSSB Vegeta.

My sense is, he was holding back by a great amount during the tournament. His God of Destruction powers was probably too great that he thought he’d kill somebody if he used them seriously. Toppo was probably in his early stages of using those powers so he doesn’t have proper control of those powers like, say, Beerus when he used Hakai only to damage Vegeta’s armor.

Of course, Toppo would have the ability to use Hakai as well. So if he was serious, I feel he’d wrecked T.O.P PSSB Vegeta a long time ago, making him stronger than present-day Frieza, Gohan and Buu. Hakai is such a powerful technique.

6. Jiren

Up next is the one and only Jiren, Universe 11’s strongest warrior. A powerhouse who was unrivaled in the T.O.P. The man with the most basic and obscure backstory that needs elaboration.

Jiren’s explosive power comes from his strong emotions and iron-clad will. The training he underwent with his master Gicchin was only the beginning of his growth.

After Gicchin died, Jiren sought further strength on his own, never understanding that the goal of his master having him join the Pride Troopers was to teach him the value of teamwork. He thought that trust in others had no meaning and so, he trained on his own and became one of the strongest warriors in the Multiverse.

Jiren fact: He doesn’t bow to the Multiverse, the Multiverse bows down to him.

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Jiren the Gray

He is the strongest Dragon Ball character i.e a mortal until the end of the Universe Survival Saga. A promo for DBS Episode 129 stated “how will Son Goku and his team challenge the mightiest foe in Dragon Ball history…?!”

During the Zeno Expo, Toppo stated that Jiren is above even the God of Destruction Belmod based on combat skills/battle power alone (戦闘力, the same term used for scouter-style power levels). Belmod, in our God of Destruction strength ranking, could be the 2nd strongest G.O.D in the Multiverse, followed by Beerus. If Jiren is physically stronger than him, then imagine what Goku, Vegeta, Seventeen and Frieza had to push through in order to win.

Goku vs Jiren went down in the history books as one of the greatest battles in Anime history, crashing down almost all streaming sites.

In the Manga, Jiren actually was one step above even T.O.P MUI Goku. The Saiyan was having trouble maintaining his form just as it is, but with Jiren giving him a pounding on the other end, things didn’t go so easy. Eventually, he lost and was sent flying backward.

However, we have no idea whether Jiren trained after the T.O.P. He could be around Granolah arc PSSB Goku. Therefore, we’re placing him in the 6th rank.

5. Broly

Broly is Dragon Ball’s version of the Hulk. He’s one of those rare pure Saiyans like Goku, Vegeta and Bardock and a natural powerhouse. A Saiyan who doesn’t like to fight but has the instincts for it and protect loved ones. In those aspects, Broly has a lot in common with Gohan but much more elevated.

Broly is referred to as a mutant. He’s known for his brute strength than techniques. But the way he quickly adapts to adversity and his determination to fight no matter what, are things I’ve never seen before. This even puts Goku’s “never give up” attitude to shame. Even after getting pummeled by Gogeta repeatedly, Broly endures and comes back for more.

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Broly – the Hulk of Dragon Ball

Broly is said to be the strongest Dragon Ball character amongst mortals until the end of the Broly movie.

A movie promo states that Broly is the strongest Dragon Ball antagonist up to this point. The editorial office of Saikyo Jump informs readers: “Frankly, the enemy Goku and co. are up against in this movie is the strongest. Those who trust Goku will win may lose confidence, so be careful.” They also ask: “Destructive power greater than a God of Destruction?!”

The final proof comes from the Broly film Light Novel where Frieza described Broly’s power when the latter was getting wrecked: “‘Fantastic. What incredible battle power.’ There was no mistaking it: No being in existence could defeat Broly as he was. Having been beaten this far himself, to Frieza, that much was clear.”

Now keep in mind that this is considering all the characters in the T.O.P including Jiren and Toppo (because they briefly appear in the film) and the “no being in existence” excludes the Destroyers and Angels.

Broly’s strength grew dramatically as he was fighting Goku and Vegeta. Started off at the same power level as Base Vegeta and grew to SSJ Gogeta in a matter of 2-3 hours’ time, adding him to the Top 5 strongest mortals of Dragon Ball.

However, there are beings much stronger that only Manga readers would know.

4. Moro

Placing at number 4 is Planet Eater Moro. Despite his tremendous power level, Moro’s true strength lies in his magic. He can use it to absorb and manipulate life energy, as well as levitate objects and perform a variety of other feats.

Moro is capable of condensing all life on a planet into an energy ball, which he subsequently consumes making him stronger than before. Moro also has the ability to choose a target and gradually drain their energy without their knowledge.

By absorbing Goku, Vegeta’s Ki and the energy of numerous planets, he was able to get stronger and stronger, eventually becoming one the most powerful beings in existence.

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The G.O.A.T of Dragon Ball – Moro

After the Dai Kaioshin sealed his magic, Moro grew weak but didn’t die due to his long lifespan. After Cranberry helped him escape the Galactic Prison, he used the Namekian Dragon Balls to get his magical powers back.

Soon after, he absorbed numerous planets including some of Earth’s energy. The Galactic outlaw also consumed his energy backup Seven-Three and copied Vegeta’s and Merus’ powers using the Android’s ability towards the end of the arc.

Moro 73 post Merus’ powers absorption is way stronger than UI Sign Goku but a few rugs below UI Goku with the silver hair.

During the battle, Goku said he never came across anyone as tough as him (excluding any of his teachers like Beerus & Whis). This singular statement meant that Moro clears Jiren & Broly.

Of course, Moro’s power isn’t intrinsic to him. He never trained for a day in his life. Intrinsically speaking, you can say he could be weaker than SSB Goku, Broly or Jiren. But we’re considering Moro at the end of the arc so he’s definitely one of the strongest Ball characters.

3. Goku/Vegeta

Tying at number 3 is the Saiyan duo Goku and Vegeta. We included both the characters under a single rank as they’re almost equal in the Granolah arc.

Goku is practically a Demi-God in terms of power; probably a Galaxy buster at max. His strongest points are his Saiyan instincts, the ability to think of a counter to his opponent’s strongest moves and getting stronger the more he fights. However, his downsides are his stamina issues and overconfidence.

Currently, he’s training to perfect Ultra Instinct the technique in his base form. Basically, he’s honing his skills to remain in that state 24/7 just like Whis and the Angels. His strongest form is Ultra Instinct with the silver hair. That form beat the crap out of Moro 73 but got one-shotted by full-powered Granolah. So Mastering Ultra Instinct at the Angel level still has a long long way to go.

Contrary to his rival, Vegeta aims to get stronger through another route. Right now he’s training to utilize the power of a God of Destruction effectively under Beerus’ supervision. His strongest form is Ultra Ego. If UI lets your body do act on its own accord, UE refers to you acting on your own accord to move your body without hindrance. Vegeta, like Goku with UI, has a long way to go before he can use UE like Beerus.

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The Angelic and the Destroyer, Goku and Vegeta

Goku in Chapter 70 asked Whis if he knew anyone stronger than him and Vegeta and Whis replies “No. Not specifically…” Whis has seen Broly, Jiren and Moro. That means the Saiyan duo clears all of them.

However, Whis also said there could be someone else lurking in the shadows who could rise up to become the strongest in the Universe.

Toyotarou, in an interview on Aug 9, 2021, describes the battle between the Saiyans and Cerealian as the “1st, 2nd and 3rd strongest in the Universe going up against each other”. This confirms Goku and Vegeta are two of the strongest dragon ball characters.

However, 2 other warriors currently surpassed them and one of them is the Cerealian they brawled against.

2. Granolah

Granolah is the last survivor of the Cerealian race, which was wiped out by the Saiyans. Currently, he works as a bounty hunter for the Heeters, a family of space brokers who sell planets to the highest bidders.

Driven by a desire for vengeance, he pursues greater power in order to assassinate the dictator Frieza and avenge his people. He is one of the main characters in the Granolah the Survivor Saga, serving as an adversarial nemesis to Goku and Vegeta at first.

To pursue that greater power, he stole the Cerealian Dragon Balls and wished to become the greatest warrior in the Universe.

The vengeful Cerealian and pro-Sniper Granolah

Now some people were confused about what the wish actually meant. Does it mean just pure power or overall strength including techniques, skills, etc.? Ian from Kanzenshuu clears out that for us.

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Source: Twitter

After the wish, he single-handedly took out both Goku and Vegeta in their strongest forms. First, he used a clone to go toe-to-toe with PSSB Goku + UI, but after the latter unleashed his strongest form, clone Granolah stood no chance. However, once the real one showed up, he took out MUI Goku with a single blow in the vital area.

Vegeta then stepped in and brawled with his PSSB form. He couldn’t land a single blow but still was in control of the fight by attacking the Cerealian’s psyche. The Saiyan Prince then whipped up Ultra Ego and dominated the fight both physically and mentally.

But things changed as Granolah broke his limits. By unlocking his full potential resulting in his left eye turning red, he truly became the strongest in the Universe at that time.

This confirms that Granolah truly became the mightiest in the Universe, surpassing both Goku and Vegeta and everyone below in this list.

However, there’s one more person who recently took the title of “strongest”. Someone whom Granolah disliked and later fought in order to take his revenge.

But before I describe the #1 of the list, here are some honorary mentions:

Honorary Mentions

Future Trunks

The boy with a perilous history and the future counterpart of Vegeta’s son. This fan-favorite character has power that rivals SSJ3 Goku and also has healing powers, courtesy of the training under Shin.

Future Trunks is not only attractive and has captured the hearts of many girls, but he is also incredibly strong. Fun fact: Goku would have added him to Universe 7’s team if he stayed back.


The strongest Namekian alive and the caretaker of Goku’s family. Piccolo is the nameless Namekian who was sent by his father Katas to Earth in order to escape the catastrophic natural disaster that killed almost all Namekians on his home planet.

The Turban-wearing Namekian has a house on a mountain owned by Mr. Satan, located near Gohan’s house. He trains in solitude every day to defend the Earth from evildoers like Moro and his gang. Piccolo was able to draw out a Special Beam Cannon better than Seven-Three’s.

He’s currently the 5th strongest Earth’s defense force besides the Saiyan Duo, Gohan and Android 17.

Android 18

The heartthrob of everyone’s childhood and Dragon Ball fans to this day. The OG Tsundere, created to kill Son Goku but ended up marrying his best friend. Krillin gets trolled for being weak but got the dub for getting the hottest chick. These Krillin down players are just jealous, keep that in mind.

Android 18, too, has the benefit of human-like growth along with a cyborg’s infinite stamina. She easily wiped floors with Ribrianne, Sanka and Su. She might not be as strong as her twin brother but she’s one tough cookie, as long as you pay her to fight.


Caulifla is the leader of a rogue gang of Saiyans on Planet Sadala in Universe 6. Chronologically speaking, she’s the first female to go Super Saiyan,

She is described as a prodigal fighter, who got the hang of the transformation much easier than the Saiyans on Earth. In fact, Frieza noted that SSJ Caulifla is stronger than SSJ Goku back on Namek. If she continues to train more, she’d surpass SSJ3 Goku in no time.

1. Gas

There’s no need for an introduction for this guy mainly because we hardly know anything about him!

Yes, the strongest mortal in the entire Dragon Ball multiverse is a character only but the Manga readers have heard about. But we’re still waiting for more Chapter drops and backstories in order to know him better.

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The medieval weapon summoner who has an inferior complexion – Gas

Gas is part of the Heeters family, the true antagonists of the Granolah arc. Being the brawler of his family, Elec considers him as the family’s pride and joy.

40 years ago, Gas lost to Bardock and since then, he feels he lost his pride and is out there seeking revenge somehow.

He may be short but don’t let it underestimate his strength. Monaito did say that Gas was pretty story even 40 years ago. After his humiliating loss, his goal is to gain power that’d regain his respect amongst the Heeters, especially Elec.

He wanted to get stronger alone and defeat anyone who stood in their way. However, Elec wanted to have a little insurance and summoned Toronbo, the Cerealian Dragon, to grant his wish – turn Gas the greatest warrior in the Universe.

He has a technique that summons medieval-styled weapons out of thin air (maybe from another dimension), kinda like Dabura. And he wished he could destroy Granolah only with one move but couldn’t. As a result, he had to rely on the methods he obtained with the wish, which are similar to but stronger than Granolah’s.

Gas is currently the strongest Dragon Ball character amongst mortals as of Chapter 79 but this could change sooner or later.


Well, that was an overwhelming list, isn’t it? Anime-onlys would have no idea what crazy shit is going on in the Manga. Hopefully, you’d be a lamb and read the Manga. You’re missing out on a lot of stuff!

Now the power scalers would storm and nab us for our explanations but keep this in mind – Rankings aren’t permanent. People get stronger the more they fight. Think of it as a never-ending Pokemon game where you can level up forever.

If Vegeta, who was once obsessed with rankings could realize this, then so can you! Things will change in the future so be sure to check this list once in a while as we’ll keep updating it.

Thanks to Youtuber SeventhStarSage for shedding light on some of the issues I faced while making this list.

If you have any qualms with our ranking (which I’m sure you’d have) or by chance want to point out a compelling argument we raised in this article, do drop in your thoughts in the comment section! Until then, Sayonara!

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