|Average Height||Roughly 5–6 feet|
"Humans are quite flawed with so many problems yet to be solved, but they do radiate an irresistible charm!"
Dragon Ball series
They share the planet with other intelligent lifeforms, including anthropomorphic animals. They are even led by an anthropomorphic dog named King Furry. In fact, 1% of earthlings are half-breeds with some other race, 7% are monster-type, 17% are animal-type, and that 75% are the regular human-type.
Military ForceHumans have a large military, which has appeared throughout the series, mostly consisting of ground troops, tanks, fighter jets, and large naval ships. Earth's military usually appears when attempting to defeat many of the villains that cause massive damage to the Earth (examples being Cell and Majin Buu), but are always easily wiped out without causing any form of damage to the super villains. It could be assumed that large scale wars have taken place in the Dragon World, much like they have in the real world. However, since the Dragon World is united into a single, global monarchy, it is unknown what purpose the military serves when villains are not terrorizing the Earth that police cannot handle. It may be possible that King Piccolo's original appearance some 300 years before the events of Dragon Ball encouraged the then-king to create a military for just such purposes.
With the exception of the uncommon hair colors and occasionally odd features (ranging from longer lifespans to werewolfism), Dragon Ball humans are identical to their real-life counterparts. Humans in Dragon Ball seem to be able to utilize or be affected by certain elements of magic. Akira Toriyama himself has admitted to lack of forethought or planning when it comes to the details of Dragon Ball's story, which accounts for some of the strange occurrences.
When compared to other races of Dragon Ball, average humans are significantly weaker. It is said that a single Saiyan infant would be capable of destroying the average human population on its own (in fact, Goku was sent as an infant to Earth with that exact purpose). The only "normal" human whose power level is reported in the manga and anime is a farmer, whose power level is 5 according to Raditz's scouter. Other "normal" humans are given power levels in other media: Dragon Ball Z: The Anime Adventure Game gives Dr. Brief a power level of 12 and Bulma a power level of 16, and the movie pamphlet's for Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might give Good Launch a power level of 18 and Mai a power level of 20.
Though the particularly low power levels are probably representative of normal humans, there's a fair amount of powerful "super" humans, such as Master Roshi, Tien Shinhan, Krillin, Yamcha, Chiaotzu, Mercenary Tao, Master Shen, Yajirobe, Grandpa Gohan, Olibu, Uub, and the less experienced Videl and Mr. Satan. Many of these human fighters are also Z Fighters. These few humans (minus Mr. Satan and Videl) have trained their bodies to exceed the natural limits of their race and achieve superhuman physical attributes through the learning of using ki, and are among the strongest beings in the universe. However, even with such abilities, this select group of humans are still considerably weaker than many aliens with the same ki manipulation abilities.
As stated in the manga, it is possible for any human to use their ki and enhance their body like the Z Fighters, though according to Master Roshi, the training to achieve such thing is extremely difficult to endure for normal people, and might likely kill someone if not done correctly. For example, Gohan easily teaches Videl how to use ki to fly, however, since her physical body was not trained properly, she cannot tolerate high-speed flight and is limited in how fast she can go, since her Ki reserves are pretty short.
While Mr. Satan is considered to be the world's strongest man by humans, and has indeed showcased some degree of superhuman strength, in reality, he pales in comparison to humans like Krillin, Tien and Yamcha, who possess a lot more power. However, this is mostly due to the fact that these humans were granted more opportunities to increase their strength; for example, Krillin had his potential unlocked artificially by Guru and was trained by Master Roshi, whose training consist of increasing one's physical abilities to superhuman levels, and Yamcha trained under King Kai, whose training consists of advanced Ki control.
Superhumanly trained warriors like Master Roshi, Krillin or Tien, have immense physical strength, easily capable of breaking boulders or most metallic objects with just simple kicks and punches, the most powerful of them, are even capable of inflicting some damage to far more powerful alien foes.
While not as fast as Saiyans, or any other Alien-race alike, trained humans are able to move at tremendous speeds, with the most powerful of them being able to move faster than the speed of sound, easily able to outclass bullets, and keep up with a Saiyan's basic speed.
Humans can't fly faster than Mach 3.
Trained superhumans have immensely tough bodies, capable of easily surviving bullets or even physical attacks from powerful Alien foes. Master Roshi once showcased the ability to survive a direct impact from a thunder while he was training.
With enough physical power and proper ki training, humans are able to generate very powerful energy blasts, enough to easily cause big explosions, or when going full-power, even destroy the moon. A single basic energy blast from Mercenary Tao, a relatively powerful superhuman, is capable of easily killing a normal person.
However, if a person with no proper physical, or ki training attempts to do a ki-based attack, the sphere will likely dissipate within seconds, just like Videl, who can indeed produce energy blasts, but with no control in directions or enough power to actually cause significant damage to her opponents.
Reproduction with other SpeciesIt has been shown that Humans and Saiyans are able to produce fertile offspring, such as Gohan, Goten and Trunks, but no explanation on the biology that permits this has been given.
However, while these offsprings possess immense power, and, in the case of Gohan, have near-unlimited potential, they lack some of the natural pure-blood Saiyan traits, such as the Saiyan's natural never-growing black hair. However, their ki control is still far more advanced and powerful than that of normal Human beings, and are just as physically powerful as any other Saiyan.
In Dragon Ball Super, it is stated that the humans from Universe 6 were wiped out a long time ago due to a war breaking out. After learning that the humans made incredible delicacies, Champa decides to challenge Beerus in order to take over Universe 7's Earth in a Universe 6 and Universe 7 tournament consisting of five on five combat, using warriors from their own universes.
After the tournament, the humans of Universe 6 were brought back from extinction through a wish from the Super Dragon Balls.
In Universe 10, Zamasu and Gowasu have used the term human in a broader aspect to label all humanoid lifeforms of the lower world as Zamasu has called Goku a human after learning that he was a Saiyan and a humanoid dinosaur like race as humans as well.
Dragon Ball Online
It is explained in Dragon Ball Online that, after Gohan writes the book Groundbreaking Science in Age 804 that unveils the secrets of ki control (Spiritualist) and advanced martial arts (Martial Artist), fighting becomes incredibly popular amongst the Humans, thus ushering a new age of Human warriors after the Z Fighters' end.
One section of Gohan's book explains that the dense material Katchin could be 'cut'; what this means is unknown; if Gohan meant that it could be turned in weapons like swords or if it could be sliced through with a powerful enough strike, as he failed to do years earlier with the Z Sword. Nevertheless, this intrigued Trunks and Goten. Meanwhile, after reading "Groundbreaking Science", some humans became intrigued with the idea of channeling their ki energy into swords to increase striking speed and power. To instruct the newer generation of heroes, Trunks and Goten create the Kikoukenjutsu Sword School. In Age 820, remnants of Frieza's Frieza Force attacked Earth, and were fended off by with much help from the Kikoukenjutsu Sword School.
Meanwhile, Master Roshi wishes to return to teaching, but felt that he was too old to possibly instruct fighting. In order to succeed his teacher, Krillin created the New Turtle School that emphasized on team work. While Krillin had fought many major battles alongside the Z Fighters, in his experience, he learned that team work was the most effective. But after learning of Kid Buu's defeat by Goku's Super Spirit Bomb, Tien's belief was that even the greatest enemy could be completely destroyed with a strong enough ki attack. His New Crane School would emphasize on producing powerful ki attacks at the cost of health, rather than actual energy itself. The revival of these schools greatly aide the Humans in their conjoined efforts to stop the game's central villain, Miira, who seeks to obtain the DNA of Earth's greatest hero: Goku. As of Age 1000, the human race has become cross-bred with the Saiyan race via Goku and Vegeta's descendants. Many believe that the race holds a powerful, hidden potential due to their part Saiyan blood. As such, in-game, the Super Saiyan transformation is granted to them by Shenron.
Dragon Ball: Xenoverse
Human is one of the Future Warrior's selectable races in Dragon Ball: Xenoverse. In this game, Human's have fairly balanced stats, offering the well-rounded option for players who don't necessary favor offense over defense or vice-versa. Their Ki refills automatically, with their attack power increasing when their Ki is at maximum. Unlike Dragon Ball Online they are unable to use the Super Saiyan transformations, however they can use Kaio-ken, Kaio-ken x3, and Kaio-ken x20.
The balanced stats of the Human race, plus the automatic Ki regeneration ability makes them much easier to learn and use than other race.
In the Parallel Quests, if the selected Future Warrior's race is Earthling, other Human characters (like Yamcha and Krillin) will acknowledge them as an equal and will fight with all they got, whereas non-human characters (like Vegeta, Frieza and Cell) will underestimate them.
A powerful transformed state usable by Humans, however it is only ever displayed by the Turtle Hermit Roshi.
A permanent enhancement which turns the Human part android, several different types of human turned cyborg have been shown.
Main article: Super Saiyan
Humans with Saiyan blood are able to transform into Super Saiyans, as shown by individuals such as Gohan and Trunks in the series. In Dragon Ball Online, as the human race has become cross-bred with the Saiyan race, Humans are capable of using the Super Saiyan transformation after wishing for it to Shenron.
Nimbus and Power Pole
Dragon Ball Heroes avatar
Using the advanced time manipulating properties of the Dragon Ball Heroes machines, Humans are able to take on the form of a member of one of the following: Saiyan (and several of their forms), Namekian, Majin, Frieza Clan, Android (and Bio-Android), or Supreme Kai. They can further power up using Class-up, Super Class-up, and God Class-up.