No one can deny that Dragon Ball Z is one of the most popular animes to ever hit the West.
Look back at the history of Dragon Ball Z and all of the crazy fillers, hair-dos, jokes, and epic battle scenes, how many good memory has it left to us?
Here are the top 7 memorable episodes in the DBZ series that we would never be fed up watching again and again.
7. “Spirit Bomb Triumphant” — Kid Buu Saga, The end of an era
The final battle between Goku and the pure evil that was kid Buu.
This victory was bitter sweet, we got to watch our hero take down the most powerful and ruthless enemy the Z fighters had ever seen.
Goku delivers a speech that showed just why we loved him so much.
Using the Spirit Bomb, he destroys every ounce of Kid Buu, allowing everyone to finally live in peace.
6.“Gotenks is Born” — Majin Buu Saga, Gotenks is hilarious
The only other time we had seen anything like Fusion came from the Namekiens, Humans/ Saiyans doing it though?
Earths last chance came from the two youngest warriors Goten and Trunks.
Fortunately for us the technique required a silly dance that would only work if the two were in complete sync with each other.
The dance spawned some silly outcomes like old man Goten and Trunks, even a fat version. It was comedy at its best.
Once they finally got it down, the best character from the Buu Saga was born, Gotenks. He was cocky, cracked jokes, and had all of the power to back it up.
5. “Final Atonement” — Majin Buu Saga, Vegeta sacrifices himself for those he has learned to love
Vegeta has become one of the best and most loved “villains” of all anime.
This was his moment, and it may even be one of the most touching episodes in the whole series.
The whole season we had wondered if he had gone back to the dark side but he proves once again that he is with the good guys.
Buu at this point was unbeatable so the Prince made a choice to give his own life to rid the world of this parasite.
He says his last goodbye to his now young son Trunks, showing he truly loved his family and friends.
It was incredibly noble and one of the many reasons this show just worked so well.
4. “Goku’s Arrival”—Saiyan Saga, Over 9,000!
This episode has it all, a sentimental moment between Gohan and Piccolo, it also had Goku making a grand entrance, and a line that would be repeated by nerds all over the internet.
Showing up just in time to save his son, Goku makes mince meat of Nappa the supposed second strongest Saiyan at the time.
This is when Vegeta is watching the fight and using his trusty scouter he reads Goku’s power level- uttering the most transcending words of the show,”It is over 9,000!”.
This also marks the beginning of a rivalry between Kakarot and the Prince of all Saiyans, Vegeta.
3. “Another Super Saiyan?” — Android Saga, Trunks makes his first appearance
This episode we get more into the mysterious warrior.
He wields a crazy sword, and he himself can transform into a blonde haired warrior. At the time this was absolutely insane.
It had taken Goku so long to transform into a Super Saiyan and it took all of his power to reach this level, this purple haired kid did it without even breaking a sweat.
What kind of sorcery was this? It doesn’t even end there.
It took this kid less than an episode to taunt and destroy the villain everyone feared the most.
Of course we all know him as Trunks now, son of Vegeta and Bulma. But it was definitely mind blowing to watch him take down this super villain with such ease.
2.“Transformed at Last” — Frieza Saga, Goku goes Super Saiyan
After falsely believing they had defeated Frieza the Z fighters let their guard down and the evil overlord took advantage.
He quickly delivers an almost fatal blow to Piccolo and then kills Krillin.
Engulfed in rage, Goku lets all his emotions out and becomes a legend.
Super Saiyan might just be one of the most iconic things to come out of the DBZ series and reached all levels of popularity.
This episode was the first time we got to see the epic power reached by our favorite hero.
1. “Save the World” — Cell Saga, Father Son Kamehameha
This is the most wicked moment in the whole series.
Up to this point Gohan had already had his chances to finish Cell off but decided to ignore Goku’s plea to end the green monster and thus Cell turned the tables, killing Goku and breaking Gohans arm.
His blast went up against Cell’s blast and they had reached a stalemate of blasts with both putting their all to defeat each other.
It all culminates to an image of Gohan, bloodied and battered, using one arm to use his fathers favorite move with Goku’s spirit right behind Gohan, driving him to victory.
We finally got to see just how powerful this young kid was and how capable he was, culminating to this one scene.