Dragonball z sure had some great moments in it, but the show also had some heart-wrenching moments, which even brought tears to the audience’s eyes. Here is a list of them:
Okay at this time Krillin’s death actually meant something. Here it is the ever so bad Frieza, who is at the worst that she can be. After he survives Goku’s Spirit Bomb Attack, he gets all cocky and decides to blast! Yes to blast the shit out of Krillin. Krillin goes up in the air, shouting, Goku Save Me and is blown to bits. It was a great shock to us, as it was probably the most brutal way for a hero to die. His death wasn’t left unavenged, as Goku transforms into a Super Saiyan, and beats the shit out of Frieza.
Okay, even you knew this moment of Dragonball Z had to be on this list. When Buu is revived and all superheroes, as strong as Gohan are defeated by Buu (except Goku), Vegeta takes on the mantle to finish Buu by himself. When he sees that Buu can’t die, the anti-hero actually makes the ‘ultimate sacrifice’, he powers up so much that there is an explosion, taking everything with it, including Vegeta’s life. Buu too is obliterated, only to grow once again from all those tiny bits, But even so, Vegeta’s sacrifice brought tears to all of ours’ eyes.
Android 16’s parting Words
This truly was one of the most saddening moments in Dragonball Z history. After Android 16 is healed by Bulma’s father, he returns to the battlefield, where he grabs Cell from behind in order to explode himself. But sadly, he can’t, this is because the bomb had been removed from inside him, so as to see that even if he turns to the dark side, he’s not someone to be feared. This happens, and after that Cell blows him up, his head is left working, and he can talk. His parting words just before Cell crushes his talking head are to inspire Gohan, about how he loves ‘Life’ just like 16 and is a good person, but Cell needs to be stopped. These words aren’t in vain as because of this talk, Gohan is finally able to unleash his true power.
Okay, this is not just one moment, but Picollo, in order to save Gohan has died or almost died three times up till now. The first one was when Nappa and Vegeta come to earth and Goku hasn’t arrived yet so it is up to Piccolo to save Gohan’s life, who stands in between the blast that Nappa shoots at Gohan. The second time too he almost died, coming in between the beam that Frieza meant for Gohan, and the third time, he died when everyone was brought to be safe, but Piccolo remained on the exploding planet.
This too has been one of the most heart-wrenching moments from Dragonball Z. In the Frieza saga, when Frieza shoots a beam through Vegeta’s heart, leaving him to die, the proud Saiyan prince puts his heart out talking all about how his father as well as he himself had been nothing but pawns to spare in Frieza’s game, how he even after knowing that it was Frieza who killed his father, couldn’t do anything about it, about how he wanted to be a strong prince but was always demeaned by the Galactic Warlord. It was the only time, when fans saw Vegeta cry for the first and last time in the series, begging Goku not to show any mercy to the asshole, Frieza.
Trunks Sees Gohan’s Dead Body
In the alternate timeline, Android 17 and 18 are even bigger bastards than they were in the normal timeline. The brother sister killer duo had already killed all the Zee warriors even before Trunks was a teen. It is just up to Gohan who too only has one arm left, him and Trunks who will be the ones fighting the androids. The biggest grief comes to Trunks when he finds out that his only friend and mentor to has been killed by the Androids, worse is how he was killed. By the duo cheating and ganging up on him.