The Vegeta Saga
Goku is out getting wood for ChiChi to make dinner. He brings the wood and ChiChi asks where Gohan is. He shrugs and starts looking for Gohan.
Meanwhile, a round spaceship lands on the planet. A farmer comes to see the ship when a strong looking Saiya-jin comes out of the ship. The curious and scared farmer shoots the man with his shot gun and the Saiya-jin catches the bullet and flings it back at the farmer, killing him. He flies away yelling, "KAKOROTTO!!"
Gohan is in the forest playing with a puma. He then falls down a river on a log and screaming "DAD!". Goku hears him and comes to the rescue.
They then fly to the Kame-house where they meet everybody. When suddenly, the alien arrives. He claims he is Goku's brother and orders him to kill 100 people or he will kill his son. Out of nowhere, Piccolo arrives and says he was encountered by Radditz and agrees to team up and kill Radditz.
They find him because of the dragonball on Gohan's hat and fight Radditz. During the battle, Piccolo loses a limb and Goku is badly injured. Gohan then gets ticked off and strikes a blow to Radditz's stomach. The now weaker Radditz was held by Goku while Piccolo fired his special beam attack at them. It killed them both and Piccolo takes Gohan to train him.
Goku then goes to heaven and is told to cross snake way to get train on a planet. He gets tired and is offered a ride from the road cleaner. While he is sleeping, he falls off and ends up in hell. He races an ogre in hell and wins, granting him permission to the secret passage. He has to restart his journy from the beggining but is powered up from a fruit that was found in hell. He defeats princess snake and finally gets to the planet.
On the planet, He trains under 10 times gravity and learns the Kaiohken and Genki-Dama. Genki-dama allowed Goku to summon energy up from the universe and then fire it. He trained with other inhabitants of the planet for the rest of the year.
The 2 other Saiya-jins arrive after destroying a planet and Yamcha is killed when one of Nappa's men self-destructed. Chiaotzu and Tien sacrificed themselves to kill Nappa but failed. Piccolo jumps in front of a fireball killing him, but saving Gohan. At this time, Goku is wished back to life and races through snake way to get to earth.
Goku arrives just in time to save Gohan and Krillin by using his Kaioken. Vegeta gets pissed off at Nappa for trying to kill Goku and Vegeta kills Nappa. The battle is then "Vegeta vs. Goku". Vegeta turns into the big monkey guy but Yajirobe cowardly cuts off his tail. Gohan then turns into the huge monkey guy and hurts Vegeta BAD. Krillin spares Vegeta's life and lets him get away.
Bulma and others come to save everyone. Unfortunately, when Piccolo died, so did Kami. And without Kami, there can't be dragonballs. They realize that Piccolo came from the planet Namek, so Bulma, Krillin, and Gohan travel there in a space capsule hoping to find more powerful dragonballs to wish their friends back...
The Frieza Saga
It starts out where Bulma, Krillin, and Gohan have to go to planet Namek for the dragonballs. Goku was injured so bad that he had to stay but Bulma, Krillin, and Gohan could use the Capsule that Kami used to get from Namek to Earth. The journey was around 2 months long and was filled with lots of danger. This included the Ark Children, Raachi, and Zaakro (They could create illusions). But that was the least of their problems. They still had Frieza to worry about. With him being the most powerful being alive, it looked as if Gohan and Krillin didn't have a chance (Frieza heard about the Dragonballs and wanted them also..). Although he was very powerful, he wished to use the Dragonballs for immortality.
Aftering being healed by a senzu bean, Goku set off for Namek in a specially designed spaceship, training hard in 100 times gravity. Meanwhile, Piccolo, Yamcha, Tien, and Chaozu served as Kaiou's pupils. Vegeta was also healed and stronger than ever, heading for Namek for the dragon balls and the hatred for Goku in his black heart. Vegeta was able to kill Dedoria, Kiwi, and Zarbon, becoming stronger after every battle.
Frieza killed all the Namekians except Nail, Dende, and Saichoro while Vegeta captured all the seven dragon balls (with six from Frieza and one from Krillin, Gohan, and Bulma). As a desperate measure, Frieza summoned Team Ginyu, a team of five strong fighters. Even with their ki increased by Saichoro and with Vegeta assisting them, Krillin and Gohan were losing to the Ginyu Team, allowing them to take the dragonballs to Frieza. Frieza was unable to activate the dragon balls and flew to Saichoro to seek out the answer. Luckily, Goku arrived to defeat Recoome, Guldo, and Jeice, allowing Vegeta to kill them. Vegeta wondered if Goku was the legendary Super Saiya-jin. Ginyu knew he could not surpass Goku's power so he switched bodies with Goku. The battle concluded with Goku returning to his own body and Ginyu trapped in a frog's body.
Dende, Krillin and Gohan were able to steal the dragonballs from Frieza and wish back Piccolo. With the dragonballs from Namek, they could have three wishes, just as they were wishing Vegeta with immortality, Frieza killed Saichoro and injured Nail, interrupting the wish for immortality. The now pissed off Frieza hurt Krillin and Gohan but Dende healed them. Frieza turned into his second form but Piccolo and Nail merged together and started kickin Frieza's butt. At that time, Frieza turned into his 3rd form while Goku was healing.
As Frieza turned into his fourth form, he killed Vegeta for telling the Super-Saijin story to Goku (he was scared of the legend). Goku shot a Genki Dama at Frieza and that ticked him off. He killed Krillin out of rage and that triggered Goku's transformation into Super Saiya-jin. The thing about this is, they might destroy Namek, which is where the dragonballs come from... Everybody traveled back to earth with the new dragonballs. Porunga revived Krillin but wasn't able to revive Goku, it seemed that he survived the explosion and was training on another planet. Vegeta left earth alone for now, training in space.
One year later Frieza is put back together in a robotic form by his father, King Cold. They arrive on Earth with an army, all hope is lost by the Z fighters, and even Vegeta thinks so when he was revived by the DragonBalls. Suddenly, a teenager comes out of nowhere, beats the crap out of Frieza. Not only that, he is a Saiyan! Turning Super Saiyan, he kills Frieza and King Cold with his sword easily. All he says is that he is waiting for Son Goku, then Son Goku appears out of nowhere. Son Goku tells of his troubles and also demonstrates his new teleportation technique. The teenager says that his name is Trunks. He is also the son of Bulma and Vegeta! He is from the future and comes back in time to warn the Z warriors of androids that will terrorize the world in three years. Trunks also says that Son Goku will die from a heart disease. Trunks though has brought medicine for him. Trunks says that he will come back in three years to fight the androids. Now the Z warriors must train for the androids arriving in three years.
The Cell Saga
Three years passed since Trunks' arrival. A lot has changed since then, Trunks from the future is now called Miari Trunks since Chibi Trunks is born, and Vegeta joins the Z warriors, but having the same attitude. Miari Trunks arrives from the future to find that there is another android, Android #16. The androids in Miari Trunks' timeline are #17 and #18. Also the creator, Dr. Gero, turns himself into Android #21. He is easily defeated by Vegeta who learns how to turn Super Saiyan during his training. Right before he dies, he issues the final command for Android #22 (Cell). Cell is made of single cells from the strongest warriors in the univerese. Cell breaks out of his test tube and seeks to absorb #17 and #18. When Cell finally absorbs the androids, he turns into Perfect Cell. No one can offer a challenge so he starts thinking of all the fights as games (Hence the title, Cell Game). Cell later announces that he will hold a tournament to the warriors that think they can defeat him. The tournament begins. First, a fighter from Earth, who is really a coward that takes all the credit and is really weak, Mr. Satan. He gets defeated easily by a slap from Cell. Then, Son Gokou fights with Cell, the battle ends with the winner Son Gokou. But Cell gets so mad that he self-destructs and blow up the whole Solar System. He blows up killing both Gokou and Kaiosama. Everyone was sad, but the battle wasn't over yet, Cell somehow regenerated from just one cell from his body, and decides to take Gohan as his next challenger. He tries to piss off Gohan so that he will be more challenging. The plan works when he creates seven Baby Cells who kills his friends. And he kills #16 with a surpise attack. Gohan gets pushed off the edge and powers up and reaches SSJ2, then Cell realizes that he over did it. Gohan defeats the Baby Cells with just one kick to each of them. Son Gohan starts to attack Cell. As the battle goes on, Gohan's right arm gets crippled. He creates a Kamehameha, Cell then creates his own Kamehameha, a stalement is drawn only with the encouragement of his dead father. Son Gohan over powers Cell and kills him with only one arm! Everyone is wished back to life except Son Gokou because he was already wished back to life once. But Gokou was proud of his son and watched over him in the heavens, while King Kaiosama kept on yelling at Gokou for bringing Cell to his planet. Miari Trunks later returns to his own time.
The Buu Saga Seven years pass since the Cell Game. Krillin marries #18 (who was wished to human by the DragonBalls) and has a daughter named Marron. Chi-Chi has a second son named Son Goten. Son Goten and Trunks (Chibi) turned SSJ at an early age. Son Gohan has a girl friend named Videl, the daughter of Satan ( Satan takes all the credit for killing Cell, this got him really famous ), Son Gohan is also a super hero named the Great SaiyanMan. During The Tenkaichu-Boudoukai, Son Gokou is granted a single day of life to meet with Gohan, Goten, Trunks, Chi-Chi, and all the Z warriors, including Vegeta. Two of Buu's slaves steal Son Gohan's energy, then a man named Kaiosen revives Son Gohan, he then tells of an evil demon named Buu trying to destroy the Earth. If Buu's slaves gather enough energy, he will be revived. Vegeta learning that he can become stronger by turning into Buu's slave, turns evil again. This time he is Majin Vegeta and can turn to SSJ2. This gives Buu enough energy to be revived. Gokou then learns to turn to SSJ2 and fights him and convinces him that good always triumphs over evil. Vegeta finally realizes and self-destructs in hope to kill Buu. Son Gokou then heads to battle aganist Buu. Son Gokou turns SSJ2, and SSJ3! But he still can't defeat Buu. Later, Son Gohan heads to the Kaoiu-sin's planet for training. Then before Son Gokou's time is up on Earth he teaches Son Goten and Trunks the fusion technique, then they get trained by Piccolo so they can be strong enough to beat Buu. Soon after Son Goten and Trunks fuse to become Gotenks, Gotenks turns SSJ1, and then, SSJ3! But Buu has made a twin of himself, but he is a lot more evil than Buu, he even absorbed Buu and thus turning him into Super Buu. Gotenks is defeating Super Buu, but Gotenks is an inexperienced and careless fighter. Buu absorbs Gotenks and becomes a lot stronger, and then he absorbs Piccolo. Dia Kaoiusin then sacrifices his life so Son Gokou can live. Gokou then gets a pair of Potara Earrings for fusion, this way the fused person won't diffuse in 30 min. Son Gokou now alive teleports to the battle. Then King Yama grants Vegeta life to fight Buu. When Son Gokou arrives to the scene he tells Son Gohan to fuse with him, Son Gokou then throws a fusion earing at Son Gohan. Son Gohan drops the earing and Buu absorbs Son Gohan, thus turning himself into Ultimate Buu. Then Vegeta comes to the scene. Vegeta then fuses with Son Gokou to become, Vegitto. Vegitto defeats Buu but purposely gets absorbed to rescue their friends. This somehow wears off the permenent fusion. They rescue Son Goten, Son Gohan, Trunks, Piccolo, and Fat Buu through Ultimate Buu's pores. All of the energy that Buu has taken restores him back to his normal form, Majin Buu. Then he destroys the Earth. Kaoiu-sin teleports to help Son Gokou teleport Vegeta, Satan, his dog, and Dende to Kaoiu-sin's planet. Vegeta gets angry because he rescued them instead of his son and the rest of the Z fighters. Son Gokou was speechless. But there wasn't any time for that, Majin Buu also teleports to the planet Gokou's on, and start to fight. Then Son Gokou starts to get beaten up badly. Vegeta jumps into battle so Son Goku can create a Genki-Dami. The Namek DragonBalls are gathered to wish back the Earth and to wish back everyone killed by Buu. The third wish is stored for later use. Son Gokou's Genki-Dami (Energy given by the Nameks, the people in the Heavens, and everyone on Earth) is ready to throw, Son Gokou throws it, and Buu pushes it back. Vegeta tells Dende to wish back all of Son Goku's strength back. Now with all his strength restored Son Goku throws back the Genki-Dami at Buu. Buu can't counter it any longer, so he is killed. Ten years after the battle aganist Majin Buu, Fat Buu is revived into an evil cleansed form called Uboo. Son Gokou decides to train him since he has great potential. Son Gohan and Videl get married and have a daughter named Pan. This concludes DragonBall Z.