Universe 18

Universe 18: Dragon Ball Z, 10 years after its end in Age 794.

Universe 18 is the mainstream universe of Dragon Ball Z, in which all events that took place in the manga happened without any kind of unexpected event changing history. As it was the 17th new universe discovered by the Vargas of Universe 1, it was given the designation Universe 18.


This universe diverges from Universe 12, however, this can also be seen as not a divergence, since this universe is basically the main and canon way the events were supposed to unfold. This is the universe the original manga and anime series follow. In this universe, Gokū hit his head as a child and lost all memory of his mission to kill all living things on Earth, Freeza and his King Cold were destoyed by Future Trunks and not Gokū, Gokū did not succumb to the Heart Virus and the Androids did not murder the Z-Fighters, saving the Earth from an apocalypse in the process. Super Perfect Cell was destroyed with the combined efforts of the Z-Fighters, 7 years later, the ensuing battle with Babidi and Majin Buu ended in victory for the Z-Fighters, and 10 years after this encounter, Gokū fights Uub in the World Martial Arts Tournament, thus bringing an end to the Dragon Ball Manga. Ten years after these events, a mysterious alien race calling themselves Vargas arrived and offered the current Z-Fighters an opportunity to compete in a multi-universal tournament with the prize of 3 wishes.

The Z-Warriors, interested in testing their abilities against strong opponents, accepted and traveled with the Vargas to a lifeless universe where they would participate in a tournament between twenty different universes, encountering old and new foes at every turn, including alternate versions of themselves.


  • The official designation for this universe in the Varga mainframe is universe #5098487923674.
  • According to the faqs page on the Dragon Ball Multiverse website. Some events that happened in the official franchise were removed from universe 18's history on Dragon Ball Multiverse due to the authors view of canon such as the latest movies 'Battle of Gods' and 'Resurrection 'F', Dragon Ball Super and Dragon Ball GT (Due to their dislike of the series).