Frieza first utilizes the Death Bullet technique on Piccolo, just after taking on his third form. Frieza hits Piccolo with a Full Power Death Bullet, followed by a few regular Death Bullets before rapid firing them as part of his Crazy Finger Beam.
Frieza uses finger attacks similar just after transforming into Final form in order to kill Dende in the Dragon Ball Z anime, in order to torture Goku in his base form at one point during their fight him, and later once again against Goku in his base form. Goku is saved Piccolo, who takes the blast.
During his battle with Goku, Frost uses a single Death Bullet against Goku after taking on his third form, hitting the Saiyan in the head and knocking him back slightly.
Appearances in games
The Death Bullet appears in many video games as part of Third Form Frieza's Crazy Finger Beam technique. Frieza uses a similar attack in Dragon Ball Z: Idainaru Son Goku Densetsu. The single Crazy Finger Beam blast used by Frieza in his third form was named Death Bullet in Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit. In Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z, in addition regular Death Bullets, Frieza is also able to use a stronger variant named Full Power Death Bullet.
In Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, if the Future Warrior (Xenoverse 2) is a member of Frieza's Race, they can fire Death Bullets as their basic uncharged Ki Blast when they are using the Turn Golden Awoken Skill transformation. The Future Warrior (regardless of race) can also use Death Bullets as part of the Crazy Finger Shot Super Skill.