Alot of people here on the Vice think DBZ is barely FTL some say they are below FTL i for one think that they reached FTL and beyond and here's why.
In the early DBZ series we saw Yamcha and the Saibamen fight eachother, and in there fight they where moving so fast that Kid Gohan who has normal eyes like you and me could not follow them only hear them. Piccolo then told Gohan that he should look for their energy in order to see them and when Gohan did this he could track them. Now what kind of speed is that when 2 fighters move so fast that the human i can't see? Well i opend up google and looked at a few pages and it seems that its the speed of light (if i'm wrong about this tell me)
We go to the Namek saga more specificly the Ginyu saga. At this point both Krillin and Gohan are alot stronger and better trained than they where in the Saiyan saga but, when Vegeta trew the Dragonball away, Burter flew up, chased after the Dragonball, catched it and flew back before Krillin and Gohan could turn there heads. Keep in mind that Gohan is stronger than he was and has learned to follow people at incredibly speeds (Yamcha/Saibamen) yet Burter proved to be to fast even for him. If Yamcha and Saibamen where moving at light speed (if my google search was correct) then Burter should be FTL right?
Goku during his fight with Burter and Jeice was moving so fast that the energy beams (who travel at geat speeds mind you) where moving right trough him and you could see the footprints in the grass where Goku was moving. Even Vegeta was saying that he was moving so fast that even the saiyan euse could see.
We go to the Frieza saga. Frieza managed to fire a Death Beam towards to group when he first transformed in his Final Form and the beam moved so fast that a Piccolo fused with Nail could not even follow it. Now the only one who could folow it the second time was Vegeta and thats because his power/ki increased witch is something people seem to forget that, when DBZ characters increase there powerlevel it also increases there reaction/speed/power basicly everything. We see it constantly where lets say Vegeta could not follow Frieza's Death Beam but, when Vegeta got stronger he suddendly could folow the beams. The same with Goku. Goku easily deflected multiple Death Beams like it was nothing (close range mind you) but when Frieza turned up the heat Goku could do nothing to avoid being hit, witch changed when he went SSJ and dodged the Death Beams like it was nothing. So increasing your powerlvel means getting faster yes?
All these speeds feats are all in the early stages of DBZ, could you wrap you head around what kind of speeds the highers up are playing with like Vegito/Buuhan. How fast do you think DBZ characters are? Please if i'm wrong in anything that i've said let me now.
EDIT: I messed up the titel, ignore the strong part.