There is a lot of debate about which member of Goku’s family is the best, and we are going to get to that. However, before we do, let us go through some background information on everyone who qualifies for this list.
In Dragon Ball Z there are three generations worth of characters with Saiyan blood running through them; Goku and his father Bardock from planet Vegeta (as well as all other Saiyans), Gohan and his mother Chi-chi from Earth, and Goten and Trunks from the future timeline where they were created by time traveling versions of their parents Goku and Vegeta. In addition to these three generations, there are also two half-breeds in Bra (who was born a quarter Saiyan) along with Marron and Pan (both of whom are quarter Saiyans).
Now that we have all the players on the field, let’s rank them. First up is Goku Jr., better known as Goten in his childhood form. In terms of power level, he struggles to reach 50% when fighting alongside Trunks or Gohan but has shown some potential in Super Saiyan mode where he can use Kamehameha waves without fumbling with the blast placement like Gohan does. When it comes to intelligence though, things go a bit downhill for him- Goten learns more about fusion than any other member of this list thanks to time traveling elder brother Vegeta who taught him everything he knows about Fusion Dance technique while they were training together only seconds before he ascended to Super Saiyan Blue.
In terms of overall intelligence, the next person on this list is Gohan Jr., better known as Gohan in his childhood form and Gokou Jr. when discussing their shared timeline counterpart. The son Goku never knew had a more promising start than Goten (in fact, it’s only through the power of Fusion Dance that they’re able to reach 50% at all) but that doesn’t stop him from being anything less than an idiot: unlike other members of our protagonist family who either managed to graduate or didn’t attend school during Dragon Ball Z/Dragon Ball GT time frame, Gohan Jr.’s academic performance was so bad thanks to Tien’s tutoring sessions where he would just sleep off rather
The Definitive Ranking of Goku’s Family Members: from worst to best.
Raditz – The weakest and most disappointing member of the family, he can’t even defeat Piccolo who is a fighter in Dragon Ball Z. He could have been so much stronger if he would have just spent more time with Goku while they were children instead of being off conquering planets for Frieza like every other Saiyan on Earth. What a shame. If it wasn’t for his death at the hands of Vegeta, we probably wouldn’t remember him as anything but “that one guy.”
King Vegeta – I don’t know how you say this person’s name or what their role was in the manga version, but watching them die by Freeza’s hand
There are a few different Goku family members in the Dragon Ball franchise- some of them have been around since the very beginning, while others were only introduced later on. Some are obviously more powerful than others (even though we’re not sure if anyone is stronger than Beerus), but based off what’s seen in the manga and anime they seem to go by tiers.
Tier One: Goku, Gohan, Goten, Pan This tier is reserved for family members that have the purest bloodline- they’re all descendants of the first Super Saiyan and are said to be immensely powerful beings who can even surpass some gods with just a little bit more training. Most people would agree that Goku is the strongest of this group, but Gohan and Goten are also powerful fighters.
Tier Two: Vegeta While he’s not as strong as his son Trunks or grandson Bulla in terms of physical power, it doesn’t mean that Vegeta isn’t a fierce fighter who can pack a punch if need be- with enough
training and motivation, Vegeta could easily surpass his family members in this tier.
Tier Three: Bulma
Bulma is the only woman on this list- that’s not to say she isn’t a powerful being, but her power is below that of most men in her own family. She still has an intellect even more impressive than some