Deaths that occur during the anime
Emperor Pilaf Saga
2. Pack of Wolves: Killed by Goku after attacking him in the forest. Goku cooks one of them and eats it.
3. Centipede: Goku eats one.
No one dies during this saga.
Red Ribbon Army Saga
5. Red Ribbon Army soldiers: Killed by Goku.
6. Major Metallitron: His batteries were drained of their energy.
7. Buyon: Killed by Goku. Through a long and tiring process, Goku eventually realizes that Buyon is susceptible to the cold, and after Goku knocks a small hole into the wall, Buyon is frozen solid. With this, Goku strikes the monster with a hard enough punch to shatter him into pieces.
8. General White: Killed by Android 8. In an angry rage, Android 8 punches General White so hard he flies through Muscle Tower and past mountains far in the distance. Killed probably by a great height.
General Blue Saga
10. Red Ribbon Army soldiers: Killed by Goku, Roshi, Launch, and in a trap of the Pirate Cave.
Commander Red Saga
12. Red Ribbon Army soldiers: Killed by Goku and Bora.
13. Captain Yellow: Killed by Goku. Goku punches him out of his plane while in midair, killing him.
14. Bora: Killed by Mercenary Tao. When Mercenary Tao arrives, Upa's father jumps in to protect Goku but he is killed with his own spear by Mercenary Tao. He is later revived by the Dragon Balls in Ep. 59.
15. Tailor: Killed by Mercenary Tao. When he asks for his pay, Tao wonders why he would ask the world's greatest assassin to give away money and kills him with a Pressure Point Attack.
16. Red Ribbon Army soldiers: Killed by Goku. Goku entered in the Red Ribbon Army apart and killed all officials.
18. Staff Officer Black: Killed by Goku. Black tries to escape from Goku but the young warrior sufficed and double-punched straight through the Battle Jacket, which exploded, with Black trapped in it, as the one thing not installed in the Battle Jacket was a parachute.
Fortuneteller Baba Saga
No one dies during this saga.
Tien Shinhan Saga
19. Krillin: Killed by Tambourine. After the Tournament, he is killed by Tambourine, who was out to kill all of the greatest martial artists so that King Piccolo would go unchallenged. He is later revived with the Dragon Balls.
King Piccolo Saga
21. Nam: Killed by Tambourine. However, he is later revived by the Dragon Balls.
24. Man-Wolf: Killed by Tambourine. His corpse is seen floating in a lake with a pole impaled through his chest. He is revived by the Dragon Balls. (filler)
25. Giran: Killed by Tambourine. Tambourine impales him sideways through the stomach with his hand. He later comes back to life thanks to the Dragon Balls.
27. Tambourine: Killed by Goku. Goku is at full strength and kills him with his Kamehameha, completely pulverizing him in the process.
28. Master Roshi: Master Roshi performs the Evil Containment Wave and nearly succeeds at trapping King Piccolo again, but misses the jar's opening at the last second. Before he dies from using the move, Master Roshi assures King Piccolo that he has not won yet and someone will succeed where he failed. He is later revived with the Dragon Balls.
29. Chiaotzu: Killed by King Piccolo. Chiaotzu tries to stop him by wishing for his destruction, but is killed by King Piccolo's blast before he could finish his sentence. However, he is later revived by the Dragon Balls.
30. Shenron: Killed by King Piccolo. After granting King Piccolo his youth, Shenron prepares to leave but King Piccolo blasts him and kills him before he can. However, Kami later rebuilds him.
32. Piano: Goku punches King Piccolo and he is sent flying into Piano, wounding him. After the fight between King Piccolo and Goku ensues, Piano can be seen sinking into the rubble, which apparently kills Piano as he falls underground.
33. King Piccolo: Killed by Goku. Goku prepares to put all of his strength into one single punch, but King Piccolo prepares to block it. Goku shouts "It's time for your terror to end!" and launches the punch, suddenly the image of the Great Ape appears with Goku as he flies towards King Piccolo. A loud explosion rings out and Tien looks up; Goku has punched a hole clean through King Piccolo's chest. King Piccolo then hovers in the sky, and explodes.
Piccolo Jr. Saga
No one dies during this saga.
Dragon Ball Z
2. Raditz: Killed by Piccolo. Goku held Raditz in place, and then Piccolo shot him with a Special Beam Cannon, mortally wounding him. Piccolo later finished Raditz off while he was laughing at him. We do not see exactly what Piccolo does to him, but we can assume it is not a pretty sight, because when Krillin and Bulma take his scouter, Raditz's corpse remains unseen. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi implies that Piccolo killed him by hitting him with his fist or hand. Ep.5
3. Goku: Killed by Piccolo, though he sacrificed himself. He held Raditz in place so he could not escape, and Piccolo shot a Special Beam Cannon through both of them. Goku was later revived with the Dragon Balls. Ep.5
4. Greger: Thrown into the Pit by King Moai's soldiers after losing a championship fight to Lesoy. He was then eaten by Yetti, the monster. Ep.11
7. King Moai: Killed by Vegeta. As he attempted to run after seeing Yetti get killed by Nappa, Vegeta shot a rock through his chest, killing him instantly. Ep.11
9. Lemlia: Killed when Vegeta blew up planet Arlia. Ep.11
- Everyone that was on Planet Arlia was killed by Vegeta when he blew up the planet.
10. East City civilians: Several are killed by Vegeta and Nappa's violent landing and thousands more are killed when Nappa destroys the city. It is unknown if they were revived by the Dragon Balls. (Note: In the Ocean dub, Vegeta and Nappa imply that the body count was far less than shown and majority of the citizens survived).
11. The Saibamen
- One was killed by Vegeta with a finger beam after getting beaten by Tien Shinhan. Ep.23
- One self-destructed to kill Yamcha. Ep.23
- Three were killed with an expanding energy blast from Krillin. Ep.24
- One was thrown into the air and killed by Piccolo with a Chou Makouhou. Ep.24
14. Tien: Used up all his energy in a Tri-Beam, which he shot at Nappa. Nappa survived, but Tien died from using up all his energy. Was later revived with the Namekian Dragon Balls. Ep.25
15. Earth's Military Forces and media outlets.
- Nappa destroys all of Earth's Navy and then all the media reporters nearby. It is unknown if they were revived by the Dragon Balls.
17. Kami: Killed when Piccolo was killed by Nappa. If Piccolo dies, Kami dies, and vice versa. Therefore, when Piccolo was revived with the Namekian Dragon Balls, so was Kami. Ep.28
18. Nappa: Killed by Vegeta. Disappointed that Nappa lost a fight to Goku, Vegeta threw him in the air and destroyed him with the Galaxy Breaker wave. Ep.29
19. Banan: Kicked into each other by Krillin and Gohan, causing the two to fall into the lake.
20. Sūi: Punched into each other by Gohan and Krillin, causing the two to fall into the lake.
24. Dodoria: Killed by Vegeta. The two made a deal that Dodoria tell Vegeta the truth about the destruction of his home planet, but Vegeta did not keep his end of the bargain. As Dodoria attempted to get back to Frieza, Vegeta shot an energy wave to completely obliterated him in midair. Ep.49
25. Tsuno: Killed by Vegeta when Vegeta invaded the only Namek village Frieza had not attacked. The Elder tried to stop Vegeta from taking the Dragon Ball, but Vegeta obliterated him with an energy wave. Ep.51
- Note: Vegeta not only kills the village elder but also every single villager, including the children.
26. Unnamed Frieza Soldier: Killed by Frieza. He returned to Frieza after discovering the hidden village Vegeta attacked, but as he had not found out where Vegeta had hidden the Dragon Ball, Frieza killed him with an eye laser, threatening to do the same to Zarbon if he did not find Vegeta and make him talk.
27. Appule: Killed by Vegeta. Appule was overseeing Vegeta when he was healing in the rejuvenation tank after his injuries from his fight with the transformed Zarbon. Vegeta recovered and broke out of the rejuvenation tank, presumably with an energy blast, and killed Appule as he did so.
28. Zarbon: Killed by Vegeta. Even in his transformed state, Zarbon was no longer a match for the Saiyan prince the second time around, since Vegeta's power had grown since his near-death experience. Vegeta slammed his fist clean through his stomach, shot an energy blast clean through him, and sent him flying into the Namekian sea to a watery grave. Ep.57
30. Guldo: Killed by Vegeta. Guldo had Krillin and Gohan trapped in his Mind Freeze, but Vegeta intervened, cutting off Guldo's head (this scene was edited a bit in the Ocean dub, where Guldo falls to his knees with his head not attached, as opposed to his head rolling off). In both dubs, Guldo was still alive, so Vegeta killed him with an energy blast. His corpse was later seen by Dende, and later Gohan. Ep.63
31. Captain Strong: Either killed by Captain Ginyu when he punched him into the sky (as he was trying out for the Ginyu Force, and was also a captain, and only Ginyu can be a captain on the Ginyu Force), or killed by Vegeta during the Frieza Saga when he arrived at Frieza's ship in search of the Dragon Balls.
32. Oggers: Either killed by Captain Ginyu when he knocked him into the sky (as he did not have enough style to be on the Ginyu Force) or killed by Vegeta during the Frieza Saga when he arrived at Frieza ship in search of the Dragon Balls.
33. Strock: Either killed by Captain Ginyu when he knocked him into the sky (as he did not have enough style to be on the Ginyu Force) or killed by Vegeta during the Frieza Saga when he arrived at Frieza ship in search of the Dragon Balls.
34. Goose: Either killed by Captain Ginyu when he knocked him into the sky (as he did not have enough style to be on the Ginyu Force) or killed by Vegeta during the Frieza Saga when he arrived at Frieza ship in search of the Dragon Balls.
Captain Ginyu Saga
35. Burter: Knocked out by Goku when he slammed him down to the ground, and then killed when Vegeta stomped on his neck with his knee. His corpse was seen several times later on. Ep. 68
36. Recoome: Knocked out by Goku with an elbow to the stomach, then killed with a powerful energy wave from Vegeta. His corpse was later seen by Gohan during the Frieza Saga. Ep.68
37. Jeice: Killed by Vegeta. After recovering from his fight with Recoome, Vegeta was stronger than ever. After he was done toying with Jeice, he broke his ribs with a karate chop and then completely obliterated him with an energy blast to the face, point blank. Ep.73
38. Grand Elder Guru: Died of a broken heart because Frieza killed all his sons (the people of Namek). Was later revived with the Dragon Balls. Ep.76
39. Dende: Killed by Frieza. Frieza saw that Dende had the power to heal, so he killed him with a finger beam to eliminate this threat. Was later revived with the Dragon Balls. Ep.84
40. Vegeta: Killed by Frieza. Frieza mercilessly beat him up, and then when Goku came and Vegeta talked about Frieza being beaten by a Saiyan, Frieza killed the Saiyan Prince with a Death Beam through the chest just to shut him up. Before dying, he told Goku to destroy Frieza, but was later revived with the Dragon Balls. Ep.86
41. Krillin: Killed by Frieza. Frieza lifted him into the air with his mind and blew him up, inducing Goku's first Super Saiyan transformation. He was later revived with the Namekian Dragon Balls. (Note: This was Krillin's second time dying, as he was killed by Tambourine in Dragon Ball). Ep.95
42. Guru: Died of old age. His body disappeared after death, and he appointed Moori as the next Eldest Namek. Ep.105
Garlic Jr. Saga
44. Bird-like Frieza Soldier: Killed by Vegeta with an energy blast. Vegeta was out exterminating any followers of Frieza while searching for Goku. Ep.107
46. Mustard: Killed by Gohan. Gohan was still in his rage after he killed Salt, and Mustard ran at Gohan in revenge but Gohan kicked him and then destroyed him with a Masenko. Ep.112
48. Vinegar: Killed by Gohan. Gohan was angry that Vinegar beat up Krillin, and that he was about to fall to his death over the edge of the lookout, and Spice and Vinegar were attacking Gohan, so Gohan unleashed his hidden powers and shot two separate energy blasts, destroying both Spice and Vinegar at the same time.
49. Spice: Killed by Gohan. Gohan was angry that Vinegar beat up Krillin, and that he was about to fall to his death over the edge of the lookout, and Spice and Vinegar were attacking Gohan, so Gohan unleashed his hidden powers and shot two separate energy blasts, destroying both Spice and Vinegar at the same time.
- Note: Several of Frieza's soldiers are killed by Future Trunks right after arriving in Earth.
51. Frieza: Killed by Future Trunks. He chopped him in half with his sword, sliced him to pieces, and shot an energy blast that reduced him to dust in midair.
52. King Cold: Killed by Future Trunks. Future Trunks gave him his sword, but the sword did not improve King Cold's chances. Trunks shot an energy blast through his chest, sending him flying into a rock wall, which was now covered with blood. He begged Trunks for his life, but Trunks, knowing how Frieza's family works, destroyed him with the same energy blast.
54. South City civilians: Killed by Android 19 and Dr. Gero. It is unknown if they were revived by the Dragon Balls.
55. Android 19: Killed by Vegeta. 19 attempted to drain Vegeta's energy using the devices on his hands, but Vegeta pulled his hands off and, as 19 attempted to run, blew him up with a Big Bang Attack. Only his head remained.
56. Dr. Gero: Killed by Android 17. As the mad scientist (also known as Android 20) tried to stop 17 and 18 from activating Android 16, 17 kicked his head off. The head was still alive, so 17 stomped on it, crushing it.
Note: Furthermore, no other notable people were killed during this Saga, though definitely many people are killed by Androids 19 and 20 in South City, and at least 5 people are unintentionally killed by Vegeta during his fight with Android 18.
Imperfect Cell Saga
Note: many people are killed by Cell as he absorbs random people to build up his powers. Were later revived by the Dragon Balls.
Perfect Cell Saga
Cell Games Saga
58. Android 16: Body destroyed by Cell using an energy blast, but his head was still alive. 16 was killed when Cell stomped on his head and crushed it, but not before he spoke to Gohan, telling him to fight Cell and inducing Gohan's Super Saiyan 2 transformation. He may have been revived with the Dragon balls, but was never seen afterward. Being as Android 16 was entirely mechanical, it is unknown if the revival would have worked on him.
61. King Kai: Killed when Cell self-destructed, after Goku took him to King Kai's planet.
62. Bubbles: Killed when Cell self-destructed, after Goku took him to King Kai's planet.
63. Gregory: Killed when Cell self-destructed, after Goku took him to King Kai's planet.
64. Android 17: Killed when Cell self destructed, as he was still inside Cell at the time. Was later revived with the Dragon Balls. (Note: The wish was made to revive everyone on Earth who was killed by Cell, and 17 died on King Kai's planet. This can be argued that his being absorbed on Earth affected whether he was considered to have died on Earth, as his absorption led to his death. Also, it is unknown as to why he never appeared on Snake Way with Goku, King Kai, Bubbles, and Gregory) .
65. Future Trunks: Killed by Cell with a beam through the chest. Was later revived with the Dragon Balls.
66. Cell: Killed by Gohan. Gohan and Cell entered a beam struggle with the Father-Son Kamehameha and Solar Kamehameha respectively, and Cell was about to win when Vegeta hit him with an energy ball, allowing Gohan to overpower Cell, completely destroying him.
68. Android 17 (future): Killed in Future Trunks' timeline. Future Trunks knocked him to the ground and blew him up with an energy blast.
Great Saiyaman Saga
No one dies during this saga.
World Tournament Saga
No one dies during this saga.
73. Pui Pui: Killed by Vegeta. Even on his home planet, Planet Zoon, with ten times Earth's gravity, Vegeta still had the upper hand, and, after a quick beating, vaporized the evil henchman with an energy blast to the chest, point blank.
74. Yakon: Ate too much of Goku's light energy, causing him to get bigger and fatter until he exploded.
75. Several people watching the World Martial Arts Tournament were killed when Majin Vegeta fired his Big Bang Attack at the stands to force Goku to fight him. Were later revived by Dragon Balls but after all are killed by Majin Buu, they are revived by the Namekian Dragon Balls.
Majin Buu Saga
76. Dabura: Killed by Majin Buu. The pink blob turned the king of demons into a gigantic cookie and ate him, thus turning all his victims (that he turned to stone) back to normal. When he turned up in Other World, King Yemma turned him good and sent him to Heaven, as he would have enjoyed Hell too much.
77. Vegeta: Blew himself up in an attempt to destroy Majin Buu. Buu was blown to bits, but came back together. Vegeta, meanwhile, was turned to stone by the force of his attack, and fell to the ground and disintegrated until there was not a shred of him left. Was later revived with the Namekian Dragon Balls.
78. Marvin: Killed by Babidi. The World Tournament judge gave Babidi the names of who he was seeking (Trunks, Goten, and Piccolo), but Babidi was not interested in their names and made his head explode. Was later revived with the Namekian Dragon Balls.
- Note: hundreds of people are killed by Majin Buu as he and Babidi search for Trunks, Goten, and Piccolo.
79. Babidi: Killed by Majin Buu. Buu decided he had had enough of Babidi's abuse, so he grabbed him by the throat and punched his head off, then destroyed his headless body.
81. Smitty: Killed by Super Buu. The first major thing Super Buu did after he transformed from Evil Buu was to turn into liquid and go down Smitty's throat, making him get bigger and fatter (more gruesomely than Spopovich or Yakon) until he exploded. (The broadcast version, at least in the United States, cuts out most of the details: it shows Buu heading for Smitty's mouth, then Mr. Satan's reaction, then the Buu explosion after it has occurred.)
82. The following people were confirmed to be killed by Super Buu's Human Extinction Attack:
- World Tournament Announcer
- Dr. Brief
- Mrs. Brief
- Android 8
- Bandages the Mummy
- Spike the Devil Man
- King Furry
- Almost all others left on Earth
Anyone who dodged the Human Extinction Attack was definitely killed after Kid Buu blew up the Earth. All of them except the most evil ones were revived with the Namekian Dragon Balls.
83. Chi-Chi: Turned into an egg and then stomped on by Super Buu as revenge for her slapping him for killing Gohan. Was later revived with the Namekian Dragon Balls.
84. Krillin: Turned into chocolate and eaten by Super Buu. Was later revived with the Namekian Dragon Balls. (His death was no shown in the manga)
85. Android 18: Turned into chocolate and eaten by Super Buu. Was later revived with the Namekian Dragon Balls. (Her death was no shown in the manga)
86. Marron (Krillin's daughter): Turned into chocolate and eaten by Super Buu. Was later revived with the Namekian Dragon Balls. (Her death was no shown in the manga)
87. The following were turned into chocolate by Super Buu at the same time (following 18 and Marron being turned into chocolate) while on Kami's Lookout and then eaten by him:
All of them were revived with the Namekian Dragon Balls later on.
88. Old Kai: Gives his life to Goku, thus killing him. He is later revived by the Dragon Balls.
All of them (with the exceptions of villains) were revived with the Dragon Balls.
Kid Buu Saga
89. Gohan: Killed when Kid Buu blew up the Earth. Was later revived with the Namekian Dragon Balls.
90. Goten: Killed when Kid Buu blew up the Earth. Was later revived with the Namekian Dragon Balls.
91. Trunks: Killed when Kid Buu blew up the Earth. Was later revived with the Namekian Dragon Balls.
92. Piccolo: Killed when Kid Buu blew up the Earth. Was later revived with the Namekian Dragon Balls.
- Nail: Killed when Kid Buu blew up the Earth, as he was fused with Piccolo. Was later revived with the Namekian Dragon Balls.
- Kami: Killed when Kid Buu blew up the Earth, as he was fused with Piccolo. Was later revived with the Namekian Dragon Balls.
93. Korin: Killed when Kid Buu blew up the Earth. Was later revived with the Namekian Dragon Balls.
94. Yajirobe: Killed when Kid Buu blew up the Earth. Was later revived with the Namekian Dragon Balls.
95 Tien: Killed when Kid Buu blew up the Earth. Was later revived with the Namekian Dragon Balls.
96. Chiaotzu: Killed when Kid Buu blew up the Earth. Was later revived with the Namekian Dragon Balls.
97. Android 17: Killed when Kid Buu blew up the Earth. Was later revived with the Namekian Dragon Balls.
98. Captain Ginyu: Trapped in a Namekian Frog body, killed when Kid Buu blew up the Earth. Was later revived with the Namekian Dragon Balls in Namekiam frog body (which is erroneous because Ginyu is pure evil).
Dragon Ball Super
Battle of Gods Saga
Resurrection ‘F’ Saga
4. Piccolo: Killed by Frieza. Piccolo then sacrifices himself to protect Gohan once more after Frieza shot him multiple times with his Death Beam blasts. Ep.22
5. Captain Ginyu: Killed by Vegeta. Vegeta kills Ginyu with a ki blast, noting that he could interfere with their upcoming fight with Frieza. Ep.23
6. Sorbet: Killed when Frieza's energy ball was flicked off by Vegeta. Ep.27
7. Everyone on Earth: Frieza destroys Earth during his fight with Vegeta, killing everyone on the planet, except for Whis, Beerus, Goku, Gohan, Piccolo, Krillin, Tien Shinhan, Master Roshi, Bulma and Jaco. Undone by Whis moments later. Ep.27
Universe 6 Saga
10. Gryll's Henchmen – Killed by Commeson, a purple liquid that soon absorbed theirs powers using the crystal and is swallowed up by it. Ep.44
11. Copies of Gryll's Henchmen- Killed by Vegeta. Vegeta kills them with ki blast. Ep.44
13. Copy-Vegeta – Killed by Goku. Goku fired a God Kamehameha, which destroys the already weakened Copy-Vegeta, ending his reign for good. Ep.46
"Future" Trunks Saga
17. Zamasu - Killed by Beerus. Zamasu tries to attack Goku but the attack is stopped by Beerus. The Destruction God then proceeds to "destroy" the apprentice Kaioshin. Ep.59
18. Fused Zamasu - Killed by Future Trunks. Future Trunks gathers all of the energy from the remaining Earthlings into his sword. The sword becomes a beam of energy that vertically cuts Fused Zamasu in half, destroying him. Ep.66
- Goku Black - Killed by Future Trunks. Died while fused as Fused Zamasu.
- Future Zamasu - Killed by Future Trunks. Died while fused as Fused Zamasu.
19. Everyone on Earth - Fused Zamasu becomes a bodiless entity known as Infinite Zamasu and attempts to merge with the universe, annihilating everyone on Earth other than Future Trunks, Future Mai, Goku, Vegeta, Bulma, Gowasu, and Shin. Ep.67
21. Dr. Mashirito - Erased from existence by Beerus. Ep.69
22. Boss - Hit is shown to kill a boss using his invisible shockwave before he goes to earth to attempt at Goku's life. Ep.71
23. Goku - Goku temporarly dies due to Hit's invisible shock wave, but returns to life when he gets hit with the Ki-Blast he fired at himself just before his death. Ep.71
Universe Survival Saga
25. Drakiyan - Thrown in Aragney's jaws and blown up by Toppo. Ep.85
26. Whole town and its inhabitants - Destroyed by Sidra. Ep.91
27. Drag Queens - Killed by Ribrianne's Pretty Cannon. Ep.91
30. Lavender - Erased by Zen-Oh and Future Zen-Oh for losing in the Tournament of Power. Ep.98
31. Basil - Erased by Zen-Oh and Future Zen-Oh for losing in the Tournament of Power. Ep.98
32. Hyssop - Erased by Zen-Oh and Future Zen-Oh for losing in the Tournament of Power. Ep.98
33. Oregano - Erased by Zen-Oh and Future Zen-Oh for losing in the Tournament of Power. Ep.98
34. Sorrel - Erased by Zen-Oh and Future Zen-Oh for losing in the Tournament of Power. Ep.98
35. Chappil - Erased by Zen-Oh and Future Zen-Oh for losing in the Tournament of Power. Ep.98
36. Comfrey - Erased by Zen-Oh and Future Zen-Oh for losing in the Tournament of Power. Ep.98
37. Roselle - Erased by Zen-Oh and Future Zen-Oh for losing in the Tournament of Power. Ep.98
38. Hop - Erased by Zen-Oh and Future Zen-Oh for losing in the Tournament of Power. Ep.98
39. Sidra - Erased by Zen-Oh and Future Zen-Oh due to their team losing in the Tournament of Power. Ep.98
40. Roh - Erased by Zen-Oh and Future Zen-Oh due to their team losing in the Tournament of Power. Ep.98
Dragon Ball GT
Black Star Dragon Ball Saga
1. Leon: Goku blasted the ceiling making a giant boulder falling onto him and crushing him.
2. Cardinal Mutchy Mutchy: Dies because of Leon's explosion.
5. Dr. Myuu: Killed by Baby. Baby was presumed killed by Goku, Trunks and Pan, but Baby temporarily controlled Dr. Myuu from inside his body, and smashed his way out, blasting the doctor into pieces. Baby told Myuu that he no longer needed a master, so he smashed Dr. Myuu's head.
8. Baby: Killed by Goku's 10x Kamehameha. After Baby escaped the weakened Vegeta's body, a newly transformed Goku fired his energy wave at Baby, who was trying to escape via his spaceship, into the sun.
9. Piccolo: Killed when the Earth blew up after he sacrificed himself. He did not wish to be brought back to life, so Earth could be at peace without the Black Star Dragon Balls. He is sent to Heaven by King Yemma.
Super 17 Saga
9. Krillin: Killed by Android 17, who was brainwashed by his clone created from the depths of Hell. After Krillin tried to help 17 remember how much he hated Dr. Gero, Android 17 shot a Photon Flash through Krillin's chest.
10. Pui Pui: Killed by Goten. Goten shows up and kicks him into a wall, killing him.
11. Yakon: Killed by Trunks. Trunks exterminates him as well with an energy ball.
12. Android 19: Killed by Goten and Trunks. Goten and Trunks form a dual attack, shooting energy waves into an alley where 19 is hiding, which makes Android 19 explode and his head rolls on the ground.
13. Red Ribbon Army: Killed by Pan. Pan manages to decimate some of the most powerful Red Ribbon Army members by slamming through them mercilessly, including (in order) Major Metallitron, Staff Officer Black, General Blue, and Captain Yellow (the last two are blown up simultaneously)
14. Saibamen: Majuub, Goten, and Trunks eliminate the Saibamen attacking the populace.
15. Nappa: Killed by Vegeta. Nappa, still angry over Vegeta's betrayal all those years ago, attacks the Saiyan with enormous rage but Vegeta easily disintegrates him with an energy wave.
16. General Rilldo: Killed by Majuub, blowing him up with an energy wave.
17. Dr. Gero: As mentioned above, killed by Super 17 after Myuu betrayed him. Super 17 destroys him with an energy wave at Myuu's command. This is somewhat ironic as 17 killed Dr. Gero the first time.
18. Dr. Myuu: Killed by Super 17 with an Electro Eclipse Bomb, directing it at him due to the original 17's influence rather than killing Goku and 18
Shadow Dragon Saga
21. Rage Shenron: Killed by Goku with a Kamehameha.
22. Oceanus Shenron: Killed by Goku with a Kamehameha.
23. Naturon Shenron: Killed by Goku with a Kamehameha.
25. Nuova Shenron: Sacrificed himself to save Goku from Syn Shenron's energy blast. Is later revived by Goku.
26. Nuova Shenron: Re-absorbed the Dragon Ball into Omega Shenron's body, shattering him from the inside.
Deaths that are mentioned
These are deaths that we either hear mentioned by some characters, or were seen in flashbacks.
- Western Supreme Kai: Killed by Majin Buu back when he looked like Kid Buu.
- Northern Supreme Kai: Killed by Majin Buu back when he looked like Kid Buu.
- Bibidi: Killed by Supreme Kai after sealing Majin Buu inside his ball.
- Original Super Saiyan: Blew himself up because he appeared to lose control of his power and destroyed the planet he was on.
- Garlic: Sealed away in infinite darkness by Kami, presumably died there, as he, unlike his son, is not immortal.
- Master Mutaito: Died when he used Evil Containment Wave to trap King Piccolo.
- King Vegeta: Killed by Frieza by a sharp uppercut to the jaw.
- Grandpa Gohan: Crushed under Great Ape Goku's foot.
Deaths in alternate timelines
- Timelines 2 & 3
- Frieza: Killed by Future Goku.
- King Cold: Killed by Future Goku.
- Dr. Gero: Killed by Androids 17 and 18 after awakening them. In Cell's timeline, 17 cut off his head, which was then blown up by 18. It is likely he has the same death seen in Trunks' timeline.
- Goku: Died of a heart virus.
- Piccolo: Said to be the first to die in the battle against the Androids, having been killed by Future Android 18 with a sharp kick to the stomach.
- Nail: Since he was presumably merged with Future Piccolo at the time, it can be assumed he died too.
- Kami: Died when Future Piccolo was killed, and the Dragon Balls turned to stone.
- Vegeta: Killed in two different ways by Future Android 17. In the anime, he was killed by an energy wave while stuck in the ground. In the History of Trunks special, he was killed by a hard kick to the stomach.
- Tien Shinhan: Killed in two different ways by Future Android 18. In the anime, he was killed by an energy wave through the chest. In the History of Trunks special, he was killed by a swift punch to the stomach.
- Yamcha: Killed in two different ways by Future Android 17. In the anime, he was killed by an energy wave through the stomach. In the History of Trunks special, he was killed by a powerful kick to the neck.
- Krillin: Killed by one or both of the Androids. In the anime, he was killed only by Future Android 17. In the History of Trunks special, he was killed by both Future Androids 17 and 18 with finger beams through his chest.
- Chiaotzu: Killed by the Androids.
- Korin: Killed by the Androids after rescuing Future Yajirobe who was shot clean through the chest with a energy wave by giving him that world's final Senzu Bean.
- About 1/2 of the Earth's population was wiped out around thirteen years after the Androids arrived.
- Gohan: Thirteen years after the initial invasion, he was killed when the Androids teamed up on him (note: in the manga, 17 alone killed him, despite him doing that is not shown).
- Timeline 2
- Android 18: Killed by Future Trunks after he returns. Was blown up with an energy blast to the face, point blank.
- Android 17: Killed by Future Trunks after he returns. Was knocked to the ground and also blown up with an energy wave.
- Cell: Killed by Future Trunks after he returns. He was vaporized when Future Trunks used an energy beam on Future Cell from directly below him.
- Gowasu: Killed by Goku Black with his energy blade.
- Future Old Kai: Killed by Future Dabura after he turned the Z-Sword in Future Trunks' possession to stone. It then shattered.
- Kibito: Killed by Future Dabura in the exact same manner as his main timeline counterpart.
- Shin: Died due to injuries received during the battle against Future Babidi and Future Dabura.
- Beerus: Died when Future Supreme Kai was killed due to a life link between the Supreme Kais and Gods of Destruction.
- Dabura: Killed by Future Trunks. In the Manga he is killed at the same time as Future Babidi with a Burning Attack. In the anime Trunks kills both of them with the Finish Buster.
- Babidi: Killed by Future Trunks. In the manga he was killed with Dabura with a Burning Attack. In the anime he was killed with Dabura with a Finish Buster.
- Supreme Kais: Killed by Goku Black. The only exception was Universe 7's Future Supreme Kai who was already dead at the time.
- Gods of Destruction: Died when the Supreme Kais were killed due to a life link between the Supreme Kais and Gods of Destruction. The only exception was Universe 7's Future Beerus who was already dead at the time.
- Bulma: Killed by Goku Black with a point blank range ki blast.
- Fused Zamasu - Killed by Future Trunks. Future Trunks gathers all of the energy from the remaining Earthlings into his sword. The sword becomes a beam of energy that cuts bisects Fused Zamasu and destroys him.
- Everyone on Earth - Fused Zamasu becomes a bodiless entity known as Infinite Zamasu and attempts to merge with the universe, annihilating everyone on Earth other than Future Trunks, Future Mai, Goku, Vegeta, Bulma, Gowasu, and Shin.
- Infinite Zamasu - Killed by Future Zen-Oh. Zen-oh "erases" the rogue Kaioshin with the 12 universes due to him becoming a reality encompassing entity.
- Timeline 3
- Android 17 and Android 18: Destroyed by Future Trunks in another alternate timeline. He uses a Shut Down Remote that was created from the Android blueprints he found in Dr. Gero's Lab to desactivate and then destroy Future Android 17 and Future Android 18.
- Trunks: Killed by Cell in the other alternate timeline. Cell strangles him with his tail and then steals his Time Machine.
- Goku Black's Timeline
- Gowasu: Killed by Zamasu so he could steal both the Potara.
- Goku: Zamasu made a wish with the Super Dragon Balls to switch bodies with this alternate version of Goku, then killed him shortly afterwards.
- Chi-Chi : After Zamasu swapped bodies and killed the aforementioned alternate of Goku, the now Goku Black killed Chi-Chi by cutting off her head with his God Split Cut moments after killing that world's Goku who was now trapped in the body of that world's Zamasu.
- Goten: After watching his father and mother die at the hands of the now Goku Black, Goten was also killed as well according to Goku Black but his death wasn't shown.
Characters who are already dead on Grand Kai's planet
- Ghastel: Killed being eaten by a swamp monster.
- Lucifer: Killed by Goku when Goku fires a Kamehameha at the Devil Castle Cannon. This does not destroy the cannon however, but knocks it off its foundation and points it straight at Lucifer. The cannon then fires right as Lucifer looks down the barrel, and the massive energy wave kills him.
- General Blue: Killed by Mercenary Tao. Mercenary Tao killed General Blue by sticking his tongue on a pressure point on General Blue's temple.
- Bora: Killed by Mercenary Tao. He is flung by Tao into a spear held by a statue.
- Sansho: Killed by Piccolo. Piccolo smashed the demon into the wall and finished him with an energy blast.
- Ginger: Shot by Goku with a Kamehameha, knocking him into Nicky and killing them both.
- Nicky: Killed when Goku hit Ginger with a Kamehameha, knocking him into Nicky and killing them both in the resulting explosion.
Note: Though most of the movies do not take place in the Dragon Ball Z timeline, Dead Zone is the possible exception.
- A Bio-Man: Piccolo killed one of them with a Mouth Energy Wave during their first meeting.
- Misokatsun: Killed by Goku. Misokatsun was a big, yellow, marshmallowy fighter so most attacks bounced off him, but Goku used the Kaioken to plow through him, killing him and deflating him as well.
- Ebifurya: Punched into a wall by Goku, who was using the Kaioken attack.
- Kishime: Kicked, then slammed on the ground by Goku, who was using the Kaioken attack.
- Dr. Kochin: Killed by Dr. Wheelo. Dr. Wheelo broke out of the wall his robotic form was inside, and he stomped on the ground, causing Dr. Kochin to fall over the edge, and explode because of the giant electric pillar he was too close to. He was a robot assistant the whole time.
- Dr. Wheelo: Killed by Goku using a Spirit Bomb.
- Lakasei: Punched in the face by Goku.
- Daiz: Punched in the face by Goku.
- Rasin: Kicked in the face by Goku.
- Cacao: Kicked in the face by Goku.
- Amond: Kneed in the stomach by Goku.
- Turles: Killed by Goku using a Spirit Bomb, knocking him into the Tree of Might and destroying it as well.
- Commander Zeeun: Killed by Lord Slug. Slug shot a finger beam through his chest for calling him "old".
- Gyoshu: Killed by Slug. He said it would take 10 days to terra-freeze Earth, so he killed him with a finger beam as well.
- Wings: Killed by Piccolo. Piccolo broke Wings's arm, then later shot an energy blast at his head, blowing it clean off.
- Medamatcha: Killed by Goku. As Medamatcha moved in to kill Goku, Goku punched him into the air, then punched him again as he fell.
- Angila: Killed by Goku. Angila shot a breath blast at Goku, but Goku hit it back at him, causing him to swallow it.
- Kakuja: Killed when Goku used the Kaioken to plow through Slug, causing him to fall onto his ship, and the ship exploded, killing everyone inside, including Kakuja.
- Lord Slug: Killed by Goku. As Slug came back to attack Goku once more, Goku gathered energy from the sun and threw a Spirit Bomb at Slug, knocking him into the terra freeze machine and destroying them both.
- Dore: Killed by Piccolo. As Gohan left to take the Senzu Beans to Goku, Dore chased after him, so Piccolo shot an energy blast at Dore that followed him around. Dore eventually tried to block it, but was unable to, and was destroyed.
- Neiz: Killed by Piccolo. Neiz electrocuted Piccolo, but Piccolo, while electrified, grabbed onto Neiz's head, electrocuting him and killing him.
- Salza: Killed by Piccolo. Salza was about to kill Goku and the others, weakened from battle, when Piccolo shot a Special Beam Cannon through him, killing him.
- Cooler/Big Gete Star: Killed by Vegeta. Cooler, now the core of the Big Gete Star, and almost entirely made of wire, attacked Goku, but Vegeta sliced off his arm with an energy disc, and Goku shot Cooler with a small energy ball, blowing him up and destroying both Cooler and the Big Gete Star for good. To prevent the Big Gete Star or Cooler from reappearing, Vegeta crushed the chip that the Big Gete Star started out as.
- Android 15: Head cut off by Vegeta, causing him to explode.
- Android 14: Chopped in half by Trunks with his sword, causing him to explode.
- Android 13: Killed by Goku. Goku absorbed the energy of his Spirit Bomb (partially because he can not contain the Spirit Bomb if he tried to throw it as a Super Saiyan, but it is also because Android 13 knew all about the Spirit Bomb, and it would not have worked on him) and punched a hole in Android 13, and the energy around Goku disintegrated him, while Dr. Gero's computer was saying "Goku must die!"
- Moah: Killed by Paragus' Dead Punisher after he expressed concern about the comet heading for New Vegeta (which would eventually destroy it).
- Paragus: Killed by Broly. Paragus attempted to leave his son behind to die on the planet, and escape in an escape pod. Broly, however, got to Paragus and picked up his pod and crushed it, then threw it into the comet heading for New Vegeta.
- Krang: Presumably killed when the comet hit New Vegeta, as Paragus' scientist was not seen among the Z Fighters and alien slaves on Piccolo's ship. It is also likely that he was killed before then, when Broly sent energy waves in all directions, destroying Paragus' soldiers and spaceship.
- Kinkarn: Killed by Goku. Goku defeats Kinkarn with a punch to the face, knocking him out.
- Arbee: Killed by Gohan. Gohan knocks him out with punches to the stomach and the head.
- Ponkarn: Killed by Goku. Goku starts outmatching the monster and delivers the same blow as he did to Kinkarn in the face in the end, which sends him plummeting down a cliff.
- Jiku: Killed by Gohan. He is eventually knocked in the air and gets killed by a Super Kamehameha from Gohan.
- Kawazu: He asks Kawazu if he can get him up there. Kawazu foolishly jumps up to Piccolo to attack him. He soon realizes his mistake and falls to the ground. When he hits the ground, he sets off a land mine. The land mine detonates, causing a chain reaction that sets off every single land mine. The explosion destroys Kawazu along with the Destron Gas generator.
- Bude, Gure, Skud, and others: Killed by Goku, Gohan, Piccolo, Vegeta and Future Trunks.
- Ghost Warriors (Frieza, Cooler, Turles, and Lord Slug): Killed by Future Trunks, Goku, Gohan and Piccolo.
- Dr. Raichi: Vegeta brutally executes him, shattering the barrier along with him.
- Hatchiyack: Killed by combinated powers into one massive wave of energy with Goku using Super Kamehameha, Gohan using Super Masenko, Future Trunks using Burning Attack, Vegeta using Final Flash (but fired it in a Maximum Flasher-style in the original version), and Piccolo using Special Beam Cannon (Piccolo participates in the final struggle only in the 2010 version).
- The Intergalactic Fighters: Killed by Bido, Bujin, Zangya, and Kogu.
- Doskoi: Killed by Bido. Doskoi's Battle Zone was a desert (possibly because of Bido) and Bido came out of the sand and choked him to death.
- Kogu: Killed by Trunks. Trunks broke his sword and impaled him with his hand, killing him even though Kogu was in his transformed state.
- Bido: Punched in half by Super Saiyan 2 Gohan, causing him to explode, Cell Junior style.
- Bujin: Kicked in half by Gohan, causing him to explode, Cell Junior style.
- Zangya: Killed by Bojack. In an attempt to distract Gohan, Bojack snuck behind Zangya, pushed her in front of him, and shot an energy ball through her at Gohan, killing Zangya instantly.
- Bojack: Killed by Gohan. After Gohan impaled Bojack with his hand, the two shot energy beams at each other (Gohan's was a Super Kamehameha, while Bojack's was a Galactic Buster). They ran at each other through their beams, and in this final attack, Bojack was killed, completely disintegrated inside the explosion.
- The monster: The dinosaur that terrorized the village was defeated by Goten and Trunks, then cooked and eaten by the villagers.
- Broly: Blasted into the sun by a triple Kamehameha from Goku's image, Gohan, and Goten. This presumably killed Broly (though he was also thought to have died in the previous movie, which was proven false). Although Broly is not seen again, Lord Jaguar made a clone of him.
- Jaguar's dog aka Hei: As it attempted to bite Bio-Broly, it ran into the acidic culture fluid, and was killed.
- Maloja: Killed by the culture fluid. It went into a room where he was attempting to steal some of Jaguar's money, and when he saw it he tried to cast a spell on it, but had no effect, and was consumed by it.
- Multiple Scientists: Killed by the culture fluid. They piled into an elevator, however the culture fluid poured in and consumed them.
- Bio-Broly: Consumed by the culture fluid (in a scene mirroring Gohan getting Broly to fall into lava in the previous movie) but this only made him bigger. However, as he was merged with the culture fluid, he turned to stone because of the sea water. Goten, Trunks, and Krillin finished him off with a Kamehameha and Big Tree Cannon, respectively.
- Mini Janempas: Killed with a series of punches and kicks from Goku.
- Frieza: Killed by Gohan. Gohan punched him in the stomach, causing him to explode, and causing all his henchmen (and many henchmen from the previous movies) to run off.
- Janemba: Killed by Gogeta, the fusion of Goku and Vegeta. Gogeta shot an energy ball of glittering dust (dubbed in the games as Stardust Breaker) through Janemba's chest, disintegrating him and freeing the teenage ogre from his control.
- Zombies: "Killed" by Gohan, Videl and Mr. Satan.
- The Dictator aka Hitler: Killed along with the rest of his army by Gotenks using the Super Ghost Kamikaze Attack.
- Minotia: Stomped on by Hirudegarn.
- Many humans: killed by Hilldegarn's half
- Hoy: Stomped on by Hirudegarn, mirroring Babidi's death at the hands of Majin Buu.
- Hirudegarn: Killed by Goku. Goku did his Dragon Fist Attack, and the dragon pierced through Hirudegarn and wrapped around him, and then exploded, destroying the evil monster once and for all.
- Tagoma: Blasted into space by Frieza. When he says that Frieza should just forget about the Saiyans.
- North City Inhabitants: Killed by Frieza. Upon beginning his invasion of Earth, Frieza destroys North City with a Death Beam, killing all of the civilians.
- Galactic Frieza Army Soldiers: Killed by Frieza. After they were defeated by the Z Fighters.
- Sorbet: Killed when Frieza's energy ball was flicked off by Vegeta.
- Everyone on Earth: Frieza destroys Earth during his fight with Vegeta, killing everyone on the planet, except for Whis, Beerus, Goku, Gohan, Piccolo, Krillin, Tien, Master Roshi, Bulma and Jaco. Undone by Whis moments later.
- Frieza – Killed by Goku. Goku kills him with a Kamehameha.
- Kanassans: Killed by Bardock's Elite.
- Bardock's crew: (Fasha, Borgos, Tora, and Shugesh) all executed by Dodoria's Elite.
- Dodoria's elites: Killed by Bardock.
- Many Unnamed Frieza Henchmen: Many were killed by Bardock while making his way to Frieza, the remainder of them were killed by Frieza's Supernova.
- Bardock: Killed when Frieza threw a Supernova at Planet Vegeta to blow it up. In a what-if scenario, the attack somehow sent him back to the past to Planet Plant. In Xenoverse, Towa claims of using a wormhole and using that to send him to the past.
- Saiyans and everyone else on Planet Vegeta: executed by Frieza's Supernova.
- Toobi: Killed by Bardock.
- Cabira: Killed by Bardock.
- Chilled: Killed by Bardock's Final Spirit Cannon.
- Major Metallitron: He is defeated by Goku more quickly than the original.
- General Blue: He is executed on Commander Red's orders by some low-level privates who drag him in a room and shoot him to death.
- General Red: He falls off a ledge right after being shot by Staff Officer Black.
- Android 8: He is destroyed by the newly titled Commander Black of the "Black Ribbon Army" at the Red Ribbon Army Headquarters.
- Staff Officer Black: He is ultimately defeated when his Battle Jacket explodes after Goku fired a Kamehameha at it due to Black destroying Android 8.
- Frieza: Killed by Goku after their fight over the Four-Star Dragon Ball. Later killed again after being put into a weakened state by Android 18 and Krillin.
- Broly: Killed by Frieza after Frieza was tricked by Android 18. Later killed again by Majin Vegeta, and then again by Goku.
- Cell: Killed by Teen Gohan. Later killed again by Future Trunks, Trunks and Goten's Friend Kamehameha.
- Cooler: Killed by Gohan.
- Kid Buu: Absorbed by Super Janemba, killed when Janemba is destroyed.
- Janemba: Killed by Goku and Vegeta's Friend Kamehameha.
- Broly: Stated to have returned to Earth after receiving a Zenkai from being blasted into the Sun, granting him a Legendary Super Saiyan 3 state. He was killed by the Z Fighters after a battle on Earth.