#1. Piccolo - If asked their favorite Dragon Ball Z character, most people would say Goku, Gohan, or Vegeta, but I am not most people. My favorite character, in contrast, is Piccolo. For one thing, out of all the Z Fighters, Piccolo is the most intelligent. He shows this fact time and time again throughout the series. Piccolo fights not only with brute strength, but also with his mind. I love that about Piccolo.