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Scott “KaiserNeko” Frerichs

Nick “Lanipator” Landis

Curtis “takahata101” Arnott



Scott “KaiserNeko” Frerichs

Kirran “LordMoonstone” Somerlade



Lawrence “MasakoX” Simpson


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  • Kevin Swinson

    I don’t know that this would improve his spot on the list, but it should be said that Goku’s fight with Tao Pai Pai was the setup for all of the conflicts of the 22nd Tournament and helped introduce Tien.

  • JuanTizmo

    Vibrates AND is hydraulic.

  • Ash Velvet

    W-well shit, Turles confirmed for top 10 then I guess.

    • CianM1301

      I dunno, maybe he didn’t make the list. Sure, the Tree of Might killing the planet to make the fruit is pretty villainous, but Turles himself doesn’t seem that groundbreaking as a villain. Probably the same reason Lord Slug didn’t make the list.

  • Mr. Random

    So I’ve been having a little problem with the videos on the website. When it goes through the ad, it sometimes picks a popup on the bottom of the video player.
    Like one of those boxes with the little x on the top right.
    And when I close it, the player just sorta… sticks.

    I have to refresh the page and hope I don’t get it again.

  • Max

    The first two pieces of dragonball match I owned were a copy of mystical adventure (which is why I still call him general Tao) and the volume where goku and Tao have their rematch. He is one of the villains I immediately associate with dragonball. And yet it’s somehow appropriate that he couldn’t quite break into the top ten.

  • Peter W Dawson

    Probably gonna be second highest original Dragon Ball villain on this list?

  • Jwu

    Tao beat Mister Satan, the guy who defeated Cell and Beebus the god of destruction! Tao is actually the strongest in the universe by extension!

  • You forgot one of the most important things about Mercenary Tao. He’s the first villain who actually kills a supporting character in the series; thus forcing Goku to use the Dragonballs to revive somebody FOR THE FIRST TIME!
    That part by itself should’ve earned him a top 10 spot

  • RogueWaluigi

    I sincerely hope TFS does Dragonball Abridged after they eventually finish up with DBZ abridged.

  • Ian Jones

    Tao didn’t make Top 10. FUCKING. RIOT.

    • I know, right?! >:-O

    • Deecks

      I think Cyborg Tao dragged him down a fair bit.

      • Kevin Swinson

        Yeah, Cyborg Tao only served to reintroduce Tien.

    • Hanamichi

      but we still have to cover

      1. Freeza
      2. Vegeta
      3. Beerus
      4. Cell
      5. King Piccolo
      6. Buu
      7. Piccolo Jr
      8. Androids 16/17/18
      9. Red Ribbon Army
      10. Ginyu Force

      idk if Tao could have beaten any of them by himself

      • Shinard

        I feel like it’s going to be Babidi & co instead of Piccolo Jr., at 10 instead of 7, and they kinda fold Piccolo Jr. into King Piccolo. But, yeah, too many for Tao to fit in the top 10.

      • Yunus Ahmed

        Piccolo Jr.? Really?

      • Yunus Ahmed

        Also Vegeta won’t be on the list.

      • Hanamichi

        Of course Vegeta will be on the list, he’s one of the good guys by the Buu arc but still can’t change the fact that he was the main villain in the first arc of DBZ and he was also pretty ~villanous~ during Namek

        And why is it surprising that Piccolo Jr will probs be on the list? Yet another main villain for an entire arc

      • Yunus Ahmed

        Piccolo Jr. is one of the most forgettable villains. And Vegeta was only a villain for 1 Saha and slowly progressed towards being a hero the rest of the time.

      • Googi

        Those are mostly DBZ Characters though, Tao couldn’t beat them by definition of the series’ progression. Tao could beat the Red Ribbon Army though, he killed Blue with just his tongue

      • Hanamichi

        you got 3 from DB, 6 from DBZ and 1 from Battle of Gods

        oh and I meant Tao couldnt beat them in terms of popularity and relevance, not in strength, the RRA as a whole is more relevant than Tao by himself even if he could beat them all

  • iTANKuUP

    Was that… an Archer reference?

    • Robrecht

      It was! And it was glorious.

  • alexandre

    wonder if tambourine is gonna count or he’ll just be added to king piccolo, I mean he started the Krillin’s death count

  • Mathew

    So they stopped putting the spoiler in the description for for the character we will see 10 seconds later…. Maybe they can stop putting DBSuper spoilers all over they video thumbnails. I can’t imagine everyone here has seen all of super yet, but you already know all the villains and characters that show up later in the series.

  • Kurt Reinkemeyer

    I’m pretty sure he’s also the first villain to just straight-up kill a dude. It was the first time they used the dragon to wish a guy back to life, which… y’know… kinda started a trend.

    • Ian Jones

      I believe he was also the first person to kick Goku’s ass hard enough that he had to go away, train and come back to win. Starting a much more annoying trend.

  • Jeevan Thomas

    Taka and Kaiser with the important questions there at the end. He’s a cunning linguist indeed 😉

  • Cane Jackson

    Tao was a tough villain for Kid Goku

  • Chris Litwin

    No mention of Tao’s brief appearance in DBZ during the Cell Games arc? Kind of a shame. Then again, what is there to mention?

  • DarthJazzHand

    Tao’s method of getting around by riding those pillars he throws was easily the biggest “What the hell he can do that?” moment from my childhood. I wasn’t really surprised to see people flying with magic or whatever, but that pillar throwing… damn.

  • Stache Hand

    I would sure like to see Freeza, Cell, Majin Boo, Baby, Super 17, Yi Xing Long, Beerus, Champa, Goku Black or Zamasu kill people with their tongues.

    The Top 10 starts tomorrow! Get ready!

    • saturn0205 .

      Buu probably could, given his anatomy.

    • Yunus Ahmed

      They easily could

  • BlueMageBrilly

    With the reveal of what Tao is doing in the Cell Arc today, we at least know he kept up with his training. He made Piccolo meditate for a whole 20 minutes or so after nearly killing him multiple times. Glad we had Grant and Kirran to cover that and prove that Tao is still a great fighter despite his… lacking portrayal after he came back the first time.

    • Diego Martín Gutierrez

      What reveal?

      • Jeevan Thomas

        Watch TFSGaming’s playthrough of DragonBall Z: Legacy of Goku 2. You’ll get it 🙂

      • BlueMageBrilly

        In the Dragon Ball Z: Legacy of Goku 2 run they’re doing on TFS Gaming, of course!

      • Urdnot Wrex

        Plug plug.

    • Raiden

      I wish the guys had fought him as Gohan or Goku. When he faces Gohan in Legacy of Goku 2 he actually says line for line what he said in the Anime when he met Gohan. Albeit in the anime he actually didn’t fight Gohan after he found out who he was, opting to instead throw a pillar and get out of Dodge

      • BlueMageBrilly

        I dunno, there was something nice about him being all “Oh! It’s King Piccolo!” again. Kinda proved someone remembered that wasn’t part of the Z warriors or whatever.

    • jeremy smith

      What did we learn he’s doing

  • Turkey Vulture

    It’s pretty impressive when a villain’s comedic traits (in Tao’s case, his bright pink outfit and his name that literally translates to “Peach White White”) are overshadowed by the menace of his competence as an assassin.

  • Chris Lussier

    I think Tao would more likely make it into a ki or machine gun.

  • Ajay Paulose

    Is master Shen gonna make it into this list. I wouldn’t put him above tao.

    • Deecks

      Tien miiiight. But probably not; he was more antagonist than villain.

      • Karthull

        Might? He was more memorable as a villain then this “fan favorite” of tao, even if like vegeta it was much because of becoming a hero after, I mean tien was really freaking mean, definitly worth being called a villain when introduced

    • If he wasn’t grouped together with Mercenary Tao, then Shen isn’t going to make an appearance.
      Also, Tien? He’s a Good guy who acts as a rival and was mostly just badly informed; never really a bad guy.

  • Bob

    Also killed Satan’s mentor.

  • Eyal Neumann

    He couldn’t make it to Top Ten?
    who remains?

    • Kr1spness

      Frieza, Cell, Androids, Buu, Ginyu force, Vegeta, Piccolo/King Piccolo, Beerus if they count BoG. Who knows, maybe they’ll even count Tien, or Master Shen but I don’t think he was a memorable villain, just an asshole.

      So only major arc villains left.

    • John Lienhart

      The Red Ribbon Army is on there somewhere, either as a group or as a person.

    • Daniel Banks

      Ginyu Force
      17/18 (and 16?)
      Babidi, Dabura, and Co.(?)
      King Piccolo
      (Possible Movie Villain?)

      • Vincent Yu

        I don’t think 16 counts. He may be tasked to kill Goku, but he didn’t do anything bad at all

      • Karthull

        I thought they already did 17/18? And I think with buu’s 3 distinct forms he is definitly worthy of at least 2 spots on the list if not three. And I dont think there really are any good movies left for a movie villain lol

      • Peter W Dawson

        They did 19 and 20.

  • Sailor Mewni

    And now, just missing the top 10 is a fan favorite.

    • Karthull

      I never knew there was so much love for tao before they started this list and the comments section were flooded with requests for tao