Dragon Ball FighterZ: 15 DLC Characters We'd Love To See
By GameSpot Staff on
Dragon Ball FighterZ sports an extensive cast of fighters, including many of the Dragon Ball series' most recognizable characters. 26 fighters have been confirmed so far, including mainstays Goku, Vegeta, and Frieza, as well a brand-new character, known as Android 21, who can be unlocked by completing the game's story mode.
While the game's roster is already packed with many of Dragon Ball's most iconic characters, there are still eight upcoming DLC fighters who have yet to be revealed. We don't know which other Dragon Ball characters will appear in the game, but there are many who deserve to a spot on the roster. Click forward to see the 15 characters we still want added to Dragon Ball FighterZ.
The first pair of DLC characters have been announced, which includes the infamous Broly and Goku's father, Bardock. If you're eager to see new footage of the post-launch DLC characters, check out the two teasers showcasing Broly and Bardock.
For more on how to play the game, check out our Dragon Ball FighterZ beginner's guide to help you grasp the fundamentals. You can also check out the video version with the best tips to know before starting. And for specifics on how to unlock some of the game's secret characters, check out our guide detailing how to unlock Android 21, SSGSS Goku, and SSGSS Vegeta.
Though, if you'd rather see all the cool references the game makes to the series, you can view our gallery highlighting all of the game's Easter eggs and references. Otherwise, check out our Dragon Ball FighterZ review and our in-depth feature containing gameplay videos, essential news, and everything else you need to know.
Dragon Ball FighterZ is developed by Arc System Works (Guilty Gear, Blazblue). The game played on a 2D plane, but its characters are rendered in full-3D. It follows a 3v3 format similar to later entries of the Marvel vs. Capcom series. The game is out now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Every fighting game needs at least one character that switches things up in an interesting way. As a galactic patrolman sworn to protect Universe 7, Jaco has been through many bizarre adventures throughout the galaxy--occasionally crossing paths with the Z Fighters. While he's been prone to show his cowardly side, the space cop has ultimately proved himself to be a skilled and resourceful fighter, utilizing a number of high-tech gadgets to get the upper-hand. Armed with a ray gun, jet boots, bombs, and other tools of his trade, Jaco could be welcome change of pace from the other characters on FighterZ's roster.
Dragon Ball FighterZ’s roster is full of Dragon Ball Z and Super characters, but it could use more from the original Dragon Ball. Launch is one of the most memorable--one minute she’s a blue-haired homemaker, and the next, she’s an aggressive blonde (kind of like a Saiyan, actually). All it takes is one sneeze, which would make for a pretty cool Dramatic Intro. Launch has access to a number of firearms, including a machine gun and a rocket launcher, making her an interesting potential pick for the Dragon Ball FighterZ roster.
[Update] Broly has now been confirmed as a DLC fighter for Dragon Ball FighterZ
While Broly has never been directly acknowledged in the Dragon Ball Z anime or manga, he appeared as a major villain in several films and has become one of the most recognizable characters from the series. The Legendary Super Saiyan is nearly unstoppable thanks to his unbridled strength and hulking stature--traits that would make him a formidable character in Dragon Ball FighterZ. That Broly has regularly appeared in other Dragon Ball games should bode well for his chances of showing up in Arc System Works' title.
The demon king Dabura was the evil wizard Babidi's right-hand man, playing an instrumental role in freeing Majin Buu from his imprisonment. Before he was betrayed by Babidi and Buu, Dabura faced off against the Z Fighters and proved to be a formidable foe thanks to his dark powers, like the ability to petrify foes with his spit. Those tricks, coupled with the ability to conjure up weapons like his Darkness Sword in the middle of a fight, would make Dabura a unique addition to the Dragon Ball FighterZ roster.
Chi-Chi has appeared in number of Dragon Ball games before Dragon Ball FighterZ. She’s pretty much the only entity that can scare her husband, Goku, and she fought nearly every member of her family in the anime (including Goku and her son, Goten, in order to train him). Basically, Chi-Chi is feisty and capable in a fight. And, being the overbearing mother and wife that she is, she’d make for a powerful teammate to Goku and Gohan.
A former researcher in the Red Ribbon Army and the creator of the Androids, Dr. Gero is a brilliant and sadistic scientist. While he has yet to be confirmed for Dragon Ball FighterZ, he seems all but guaranteed to appear given how largely his specter looms over the game's story mode. His creations, particularly Android 16, play a central role in the narrative, and much has been made of the fact that Android 21's intellect is on par with Gero's. This all seems to point to Dr. Gero himself appearing in some capacity during the game.
Goku's childhood mentor may have since been eclipsed by his former pupils, but as Dragon Ball Super proves, the wily Turtle Hermit can still hold his own in a fight thanks to his deep bag of tricks. What Master Roshi lacks in strength compared to the other fighters, he more than makes up for in experience. The veteran martial artist knows a wealth of special techniques, like the Evil Containment Wave and Thunder Shock Surprise, that can help him turn the tables on a more powerful opponent.
The reigning World Martial Arts champion, Mr. Satan is renowned far and wide for his superhuman strength and skill--at least to his fans. In reality, Mr. Satan is comically inept, and he's only held on to his championship through a combination of wits and sheer dumb luck. Unlike most other characters in Dragon Ball, Mr. Satan can't fly, nor can he even use energy attacks, but that's why he would make such an interesting addition to the Dragon Ball FighterZ roster.
Goku's older brother, Raditz, was the first major villain introduced in Dragon Ball Z, arriving to Earth ahead of his fellow Saiyans, Nappa and Vegeta, and handily defeating Goku in battle. While he only appeared in the series for a very brief time, he was nonetheless an important character in the Saiyan Saga, if only because he revealed the truth behind Goku's origins and set the stage for a much bigger battle. Raditz may pale in comparison to the other Saiyans now, but he was a memorable villain who deserves a spot on the Dragon Ball FighterZ roster.
Like their sons Goten and Trunks, Goku and Vegeta have fused together on several occasions, and depending on the method they use, they become either Vegito or Gogeta. Both are extraordinarily powerful fighters worthy of a spot on the Dragon Ball FighterZ roster, but as Vegito played a major role in both Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball Super (while Gogeta appeared in a film and the non-canonical Dragon Ball GT), he seems to be the more likely of the two fused warriors to make the cut.
Universe 6’s Caulifla has the honor of being the first female Super Saiyan. She’s unique in that she concentrates her ki in her back to transform, rather than relying on intense emotions, and she achieves Super Saiyan 1 and 2 fairly quickly in Dragon Ball Super. Caulifla could appear in Dragon Ball FighterZ in tandem with her protege, Kale (kind of like Android 18 and 17, since Kale is so much like Broly and would be redundant if he were added to the roster). Plus, she’s promised to give Goku a proper beating someday--what better place than in Arc System Works’ fighter?
Mr. Satan's daughter and Gohan's eventual wife, Videl is an accomplished martial artist in her own right. Unlike her bumbling father, Videl is a genuinely talented fighter who helps the police fight crime in Satan City, and she's one of the few supporting characters who's mastered how to fly. Despite that, she can't use energy attacks, so her moveset would have to emphasize close-range fighting. While that may sound like a disadvantage, it would help set her apart from all the Saiyans and supervillains that make up the roster.
Before Goku destroyed Kid Buu, he made a wish that Buu would be reincarnated so the two could fight again some day. That reincarnation would turn out to be Uub, a brilliant young martial artist from a poverty-stricken land. While Uub would go on to be major character in the disliked Dragon Ball GT, he would nonetheless make a good addition to Dragon Ball FighterZ. As the reincarnation of Buu, Uub is the strongest human in the series, and his eventual fusion with Innocent Buu (who is confirmed for the FighterZ roster) bestows him with some unique abilities that would make him a fun character to play.
Ever since he was a young boy, Goku has displayed incredible strength and proficiency in martial arts, which would make his younger self a great addition to the Dragon Ball FighterZ roster. Along with his signature Kamehameha, Goku knew a variety of different techniques as a kid that he rarely uses anymore, like the Solar Flare and Afterimage techniques, which would make his moveset unique from his adult counterpart. He could also wield his childhood weapon the Power Pole to help compensate for his shorter reach.
If we're talking possible joke characters to be added into the roster of Dragon Ball FighterZ, then Akira AKA Tori-Bot would be a fantastic choice. Based on Dragon Ball author Akira Toriyama, Akira is technically the ultimate ruler of the Dragon Ball world; though, it's never explicitly mentioned. He shares the likeness of "Robotoriyama," a robotic character that Toriyama often uses to represent himself in his work--often to make a joke.