Dragon Ball FighterZ

One reason why Dragon Ball has been able to sustain its popularity for over 30 years is that it has an incredibly memorable cast of characters. Many shows have awesome action sequences, but it’s the characters that help them stand the test of time. With Dragon Ball FighterZ set to release next year, I can’t help but think about some of the characters I’d like to see in the game.

  • Hercule Satan

The braggadocious Mr. Satan (pronounced Suh-tahn) has always been one of my favorite characters. Despite being an accomplished martial artist, his power is a fraction of Goku and friends. Despite this, he manages to become a worldwide hero, and I think Hercule would make for the perfect joke addition to the roster ala Dan in Street Fighter.

  • Captain Ginyu

In a perfect world the entire Ginyu Force would be playable, but I sadly don’t see that happening. I’ll settle for the Captain, whose mind control abilities could make for a truly unique character. The rest of his squad could also show up as support characters during his specials.

  • Cooler

The brother of Frieza, Cooler is an even more rad looking alien soldier. Throw in the “Meta-Coolers” from the sixth film, and there are some really fun ways to play with his abilities.

  • Master Roshi

While Master Roshi is best known for being a lovable pervert, he used to be quite the fighter in his own right. As the creator of the kamehameha, he can easily fill the role of elder legend.

  • Dabura

Known as the King of the Demon World, Dabura is essentially the devil. I’m a simple man, and I think that’s pretty rad. He also has an awesome sword that I want to use in combat.

  • Yajirobe

Yajirobe is far weaker than basically everyone else on this list, but there are several ways to make this chubby warrior fun to play as. While he wouldn’t have much stamina, he could use powerful Senzu Beans to his advantage that would heal him completely. It could be the ultimate risk-reward strategy.

  • Broly

The Legendary Super Saiyan Broly is a terrifying character. He’s shown as one of the strongest in the universe, so it’d only be fitting that he’d be in a fighting game.

  • Nappa

Poor Nappa. He’s iconic since he’s one of the earliest DBZ villains, but his death happens so early in the series that he’s barely seen. I’m all about giving the big lovable murdering machine another shot, and would love to see him in the game.