How Dramatic Can You Be?

Dragon Ball FighterZ is more than just another anime fighting game. Hidden in the game are Easter Eggs known as Dramatic Finishes and Dramatic Intros. A Dramatic Finish or Dramatic Intro in Dragon Ball FighterZ is either an opening or an ending sequence that offers a special cinematic pulled straight from the anime. While a few of the Dramatic Finishes in Dragon Ball FighterZ have been shown off by Bandai Namco and other media outlets, few people know how to actually trigger a Dramatic Finish. 

This article covers how to execute a Dramatic Finish in Dragon Ball FighterZ, as well as all known Dramatic Finishes and how to perform them, including the new Bardock and Broly Dramatic Finishes. We’ll continue to update this article as more Dramatic Finishes are found in Dragon Ball FighterZ.

How to Get a Dramatic Finish? 

To execute a Dramatic Finish in Dragon Ball FighterZ you must be on the correct stage, using a specific character, fighting against a specific character. With all of that in place, you must end the match by connecting a neutral Heavy Attack or a Vanish Attack. If you finish the opponent with anything other than a neutral (standing) Heavy Attack or Vanish Attack, you may not get the Dramatic Finish. Keep in mind some Dramatic Finishes require the stage to be destroyed, which means you’ll need to finish off one of the opponent’s characters with a level three super move that destroys the stage (or the opponent can take down one of your characters as well).

All Known Dramatic Finishes

Your Character Opponent's Character Stage Notes
Teen Gohan Cell Cell Games Arena Goku can't be on either team and the stage must be destroyed.
Beerus Goku Space  
Goku Frieza Planet Namek Stage must be destroyed.
Trunks Frieza Rocky Field (Noon)  
Nappa Yamcha Rocky Field (Noon)  
Goku Kid Buu Land of the Kai's  
Beerus Goku Black Any Goku Black must be below 10% health when the God of Destruction's Judgment super is initiated.
Yamcha Nappa Rocky Field (Noon)  
Bardock Frieza Space  
Goku Broly Space  
Adult Gohan Broly Wasteland  
Vegito Zamasu Destroyed West City  
Trunks Zamasu Destroyed West City  
Beerus Zamasu Any Zamasu must be below 10% health when the God of Destruction's Judgment super is initiated.
Base Goku Base Vegeta Rocky Field (Noon)  
Base Goku Frieza Planet Namek  

Note: Beerus' dramatic finish against Goku Black or Zamasu is not a full cinematic dramatic finish and can be done to finish off Goku Black or Zamasu even when they're not the final character. It does not appear as though Android 17 and Cooler have dramatic finishes, but if any are found we will update this article with them.

How to Perform a Dramatic Intro

For a Dramatic Intro, all you have to do is lead off with a specific character, fighting against a specific starting character, and fighting on the correct stage. If the conditions are met, you’ll get a special Dramatic Intro between the two starting characters on each team. Some intros will have unique dialogue, such as Nappa facing off against Yamcha, but these are not the same as a full-fledged dramatic intro.

It should be noted that both Dramatic Intros and Dramatic Finishes can be skipped by either player. There’s no way to avoid having your special cinematic skipped, so you’ll just have to hope the opponent wants to watch it as much as you do.

All Known Dramatic Intros

Your Character Opponent's Character Stage Notes
Krillin Nappa Rocky Field  
Teen Gohan Cell Cell Games Arena Android 16 can't be on either team.
Goku Frieza Planet Namek Krillin can't be on either team.

If you’re looking for more goodies, including character guides and other tips, be sure to check out our Dragon Ball FighterZ game hub!