- This article is about the general term. For the Dragon Ball equivalent of real-life humans, see Earthling.
Human or mortal (人間, Ningen lit: "Human") is a general term used in the Dragon Ball series to refer to any being who is not a god, or does not possess god-like ki. Mortals occupy the living world in each universe. Upon death, they proceed to the Other World and are confined either to Hell or Heaven, depending on their actions while alive.