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The Best Episodes of Dragon Ball Z

Every episode of Dragon Ball Z ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Dragon Ball Z!

The adventures of Earth's martial arts defender, Son Goku, continue with a new family and the revelation of his alien origins. Now Goku and his allies must defend the planet from an onslaught of new extraterrestrial enemies.

Genres:AnimationSci-Fi & FantasyAction & Adventure
Network:Fuji TV

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The best episode of "Dragon Ball Z" is "The Heavens Tremble", rated 10/10 from 4 user votes. It was directed by N/A and written by N/A. "The Heavens Tremble" aired on 9/18/1991 and is rated 0.0 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Battle in Kami's Lookout".

  • The Heavens Tremble
    10.0/10 4 votes

    #1 - The Heavens Tremble

    Season 4 Episode 1 - Aired 1991-09-18

    Gohan's going fishing, Krillin's found a girlfriend, and it looks as though peace has once again returned to the Earth. But a terrible evil lurks beneath this tranquil surface: Garlic Junior has escaped from the Dead Zone!

    Director: N/A

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  • Battle in Kami's Lookout
    10.0/10 4 votes

    #2 - Battle in Kami's Lookout

    Season 4 Episode 3 - Aired 1991-10-02

    As Piccolo attempts to hold off the Spice Boys and the infected Z Fighters, Gohan and Krillin race toward Kami’s Lookout to retrieve the one thing capable of reversing the effects of the Black Water Mist: the Sacred Water!

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  • Fight With Piccolo
    10.0/10 4 votes

    #3 - Fight With Piccolo

    Season 4 Episode 4 - Aired 1991-10-09

    With Piccolo infected by the Black Water Mist and Kami trapped in a glass bottle, Garlic Jr. allows his Spice Boys to “have sport” with Earth’s heroic defenders. Will Spice’s energy blast finish off Krillin for good?

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  • Call for Restoration
    10.0/10 4 votes

    #4 - Call for Restoration

    Season 4 Episode 5 - Aired 1991-10-16

    Krillin, after suffering a Spice Boys beating, attempts to free Kami and Mr. Popo, but he soon falls prey to the Black Water Mist. Gohan is the only hero left who can save the Earth, but can he do it with his two best friends against him?

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  • Suicidal Course
    10.0/10 4 votes

    #5 - Suicidal Course

    Season 4 Episode 6 - Aired 1991-10-23

    Piccolo and Krillin spring their trap, revealing that they have pretended to be infected by the Black Water Mist! Enraged, Garlic Jr. transforms using the energy of the Makyo Star and warns that the Sacred Water’s effectiveness will soon expire.

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  • Extreme Measures
    10.0/10 4 votes

    #6 - Extreme Measures

    Season 4 Episode 7 - Aired 1991-10-30

    Garlic Junior and his Spice Boys harness the evil power of the Makyo Star to become stronger than ever, but Gohan, Krillin, and Piccolo are ready to battle this new threat!

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The World Awakens
    10.0/10 4 votes

    #7 - The World Awakens

    Season 4 Episode 8 - Aired 1991-11-06

    In a last ditch effort to save his friends, Gohan launches an all out assault on Garlic Junior! Meanwhile, deep within the Lookout, Kami and Mr. Popo are under siege by the Former Guardians!

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Brief Chance for Victory
    10.0/10 4 votes

    #8 - Brief Chance for Victory

    Season 4 Episode 9 - Aired 1991-11-13

    Blinded by rage and desperate to destroy his enemies, Garlic Junior uses his power to open up the Dead Zone! With Piccolo and Krillin out of commission, Gohan is the only one left who can stop him!

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    Writer: N/A

  • Krillin's Proposal
    10.0/10 4 votes

    #9 - Krillin's Proposal

    Season 4 Episode 10 - Aired 1991-11-20

    Even though peace has been restored on Earth, Krillin faces his toughest challenge ever: surviving a shopping trip with Maron! And it looks like she’s picking out a wedding dress! Are Krillin and Maron planning to tie the knot?

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Deadly Beauty
    10.0/10 4 votes

    #10 - Deadly Beauty

    Season 4 Episode 28 - Aired 1992-04-15

    Vegeta and Android 18 have a showdown on the highway. Trunks and the others are there to help, but the Saiyan prince insists on fighting his opponent man-to-android! Will Vegeta’s overconfidence be his undoing?

    Director: N/A

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  • No Match for the Androids
    10.0/10 4 votes

    #11 - No Match for the Androids

    Season 4 Episode 29 - Aired 1992-04-22

    In an earthshaking battle, the beautiful Android 18 brings Vegeta to his knees. But before she can deliver the final blow, Trunks steps in to help. Soon an all out war between good and evil begins, and the androids have the upper hand.

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  • Last Ditch Effort
    10.0/10 4 votes

    #12 - Last Ditch Effort

    Season 4 Episode 30 - Aired 1992-04-29

    Vegeta, Trunks, Tien, and Piccolo realize a grim truth: unless they can increase their powers quickly, they’ll have no chance against the androids. In a drastic move, Piccolo flies to Kami’s Lookout and makes a most unexpected proposal!

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  • Bow to the Prince
    10.0/10 4 votes

    #13 - Bow to the Prince

    Season 5 Episode 17 - Aired 1992-09-09

    It’s show-and-tell for Vegeta as he demonstrates how much difference a year of training can make! Meanwhile, back in the time chamber, Gohan struggles to become a Super Saiyan.

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  • Hour of Temptation
    10.0/10 3 votes

    #14 - Hour of Temptation

    Season 5 Episode 18 - Aired 1992-09-16

    Vegeta quickly pounds Cell six feet into the ground! With his back against the wall, the monstrous android attacks Vegeta’s weakest point: his arrogance! Can the Saiyan Prince resist Cell’s tempting challenge?

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  • Krillin's Decision
    10.0/10 4 votes

    #15 - Krillin's Decision

    Season 5 Episode 19 - Aired 1992-09-23

    With beautiful Android 18 in his sights, Krillin clutches the controller that will shut her down forever. But when the moment arrives, the little man hesitates! All the while, Cell looms overhead, hungry for perfection!

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    Writer: N/A

  • The Last Defense
    10.0/10 5 votes

    #16 - The Last Defense

    Season 5 Episode 20 - Aired 1992-09-30

    With the remote control smashed, Krillin and Trunks must save Android 18 from Cell’s power-hungry grasp. But Vegeta has other plans in mind. Will trunks attack his own father to save humanity?

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    Writer: N/A

  • A Hero's Farewell
    10.0/10 4 votes

    #17 - A Hero's Farewell

    Season 6 Episode 23 - Aired 1993-06-02

    Clearly overmatched by Gohan, Cell initiates his last line of defense: a self-destruct program that will blow up the entire planet! With only seconds to spare, Goku risks everything to transport Cell away from the Earth.

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  • Cell Returns!
    10.0/10 4 votes

    #18 - Cell Returns!

    Season 6 Episode 24 - Aired 1993-06-16

    The nightmare continues! Cell explodes, but a particle of his nucleus survives the blast, providing all the android needs to regenerate himself! Restored to his ultimate form, Cell returns to the Earth more powerful than ever!

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  • The Horror Won't End
    10.0/10 4 votes

    #19 - The Horror Won't End

    Season 6 Episode 25 - Aired 1993-06-23

    After easily dispensing of both Trunks and Vegeta, Cell announces a new plan. First, he’ll destroy the Earth, and after that, the Universe will be his next target! Can this weapon of ultimate destruction be stopped?

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  • Save the World
    10.0/10 4 votes

    #20 - Save the World

    Season 6 Episode 26 - Aired 1993-06-30

    The final showdown begins! While Goku telepathically coaches Gohan from the Other World, the Z-Fighters jump in for a five-sided attack! Gohan has the potential inside him, but can Goku show him how to unlock it?

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  • Goku's Decision
    10.0/10 4 votes

    #21 - Goku's Decision

    Season 6 Episode 27 - Aired 1993-07-07

    Cell is finally defeated, but the Z-Fighters still have much to resolve! Can they make it to the Lookout in time to heal the badly-injured Gohan? Is Android 18 still a threat? And can our heroes find a way to bring back Goku?

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  • One More Wish
    10.0/10 4 votes

    #22 - One More Wish

    Season 6 Episode 28 - Aired 1993-07-14

    After Goku’s decision to stay in the after-world, Krillin uses the final wish to save Android 18, but does he have the courage to reveal his true feelings? And is anyone brave enough to break the news of Goku's passing to Chichi?!

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  • I'll Fight Too!
    10.0/10 4 votes

    #23 - I'll Fight Too!

    Season 7 Episode 11 - Aired 1993-11-03

    Lights! Camera! Action! The Great Saiyaman is about to become a movie star! But the hero’s brush with stardom better not take long, because he has to hurry up and tell all of his old friends the big news: Goku’s coming back!

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  • Gather for the Tournament
    10.0/10 4 votes

    #24 - Gather for the Tournament

    Season 7 Episode 14 - Aired 1993-11-24

    Videl learns to fly, and Gohan and Goten do some last minute honing of their Super Saiyan skills. On the island where the tournament will be held, a special guest arrives! What do you say to a hero who's been dead for seven years?!

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  • Camera Shy
    10.0/10 4 votes

    #25 - Camera Shy

    Season 7 Episode 15 - Aired 1993-12-08

    High school jock, Sharpner, discovers his crush, Videl, has her heart set on the mysterious Great Saiyaman! Refusing to be replaced, Sharpner vows to ruin the caped fighter by unmasking his true identity and capturing it on film!

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