"I doubt I need an introduction, but just in case, I am the mighty Frieza, and yes, all the horrible stories you've heard are true."
Frieza (フリーザ, Furiza) is a major antagonist in the Dragon Ball manga created by Akira Toriyama who also appears in the anime adaptions Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Super and several Dragon Ball Z movies, as well as Dragon Ball GT . Frieza is a galactic emperor - his title being "Emperor of the Universe" - who controls his own imperial army and is feared for his ruthlessness and power. He is the descendant of Chilled, the second son of King Cold, the younger brother of Cooler, and the father of Kuriza. His name is a rephrase of "freezer."
Design and appearance
According to Akira Toriyama, Frieza's design is an amalgamation of what he thought monsters looked like in his childhood. According to the Daizenshuu, Frieza was also inspired by Toriyama's second editor, Yū Kondō. According to Daizenshuu 2, Toriyama was also inspired to create Frieza due to the events of the Japanese economic bubble that had occurred at the time he was writing the Saiyan Saga, with Frieza specifically being based on real estate speculators, which Toriyama claimed were "the worst sort of people."
Frieza is one of the villains in the series who possesses an entire range of transformations, each one being quite different than the others. It is implied by Vegeta and Frieza himself in the series that Frieza's fourth, most powerful form is actually his original form, with the other three being forms that suppress and conserve his enormous power. Frieza later confirms this while fighting the main protagonist, Goku. His forms seem to revolve around both western and Japanese concepts of demons. According to an interview done by Shonen Jump with Toriyama, Frieza's fourth form was purposefully made to look small and less menacing: Toriyama wanted to go against the expectation that villains and monsters become bigger and meaner looking the stronger they are.
In his first form, Frieza usually wears battle armor with a purple chest plate. When in his true natural form and also his Golden Form, Frieza wears his races ultimate Bio Suit, the Z Fighting Suit. When in his Mecha form his body is equipped with a permanent Cosmic Suit. In the GT live show, Frieza wears baggy red trousers, a black belt area which has a yellow area on its center and a black crossed chest piece with metallic spots.
Like his brother, father and ancestor, Frieza's name is a pun on all things relating to the cold. As both Cooler's and Frieza's names end in a short "a" vowel (rather than the long "ā" which usually signifies "er" in kana spellings on English words), Frieza's name is typically spelled with an "a" at the end (as opposed to "Freezer"). Logic would follow that the character's name should in turn be spelled in a similar fashion (as opposed to "Cooler"). Note that FUNimation Entertainment, the company responsible for Dragon Ball's production and distribution in North America and Australia, chooses to spell the name as Cooler (and Freeza as Frieza). It might also be a pun on him being more composed and serious than his brother, who would ergo be the "cooler" brother.
"Well, as you can imagine, I had quite a difficult time convincing the poor fellow to see me as worthy. I was told flat-out I'd never obtain a single Dragon Ball. And since I've never been one to take bad news well, I'm afraid I killed him."
Frieza is introduced in the series as an all-powerful galactic overlord who oversees the Frieza Force, of which the Saiyans, the main antagonists prior, were members. He rules a vast empire that has control over what has been said to be at least 79 planets up until his death according to the original manga, and later in Resurrection ‘F’ it is mentioned that he has at least 448 planets. The manga and anime never specify exactly how large of a region Frieza oversees, only implying that he controlled at least 448 planets. His brother Cooler states that Frieza ruled the northern quadrant of the universe in the movie Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge. Frieza creates many armies from the planets that he conquers, and his most utilized race were the Saiyans. Frieza had heard about the legend of the Super Saiyan, a being with unrivaled power and the only warrior that could pose a threat to him, but dismissed it as nothing more than a myth; however, after several Saiyans emerged with rapidly evolving potential, Frieza began to fear that the legend of the Super Saiyan may one day come true. Thus, when confronted by Bardock, a Saiyan whose power was growing, Frieza wiped out almost the entirety of the Saiyan race by annihilating Planet Vegeta, the Saiyan home world. Frieza's actions eventually lead him into conflict with the heroes of the series when he tries to take possession of the wish-granting Dragon Balls on Planet Namek. Still, no one could possibly contend with Frieza's might—that is, until his fears were realized when he inadvertently caused the emergence of the mythical Super Saiyan, Goku, and was defeated by him in a terrific, planet-shattering battle.
Personality and rendition
At his core, Frieza relishes death and destruction, as he shows in his enjoyment of Planet Vegeta's annihilation. He is noted as being one of the most sadistic characters in the series, and often tries to make his enemies suffer before he kills them. Like most other villains in Dragon Ball Z, Frieza has an ego to match his power. He also has a sardonic wit and explains in "Face Off on Namek" that the three things he refuses to tolerate are cowardice, bad haircuts and military insurrection, and subsequently declares that Vegeta possesses all three of these qualities. He utilizes dark humor at times, such as saying "Long live the King!" shortly after killing King Vegeta, as well as saying "Pop goes the weasel!" after violently murdering Krillin (both are mentioned in FUNimation dub only). Frieza is fully aware of his reputation for brutality, and makes no effort to deny it, as evidenced by his introduction to the Namekians. Despite his cold-heartedness and numerous observations by other characters that he cares about no one but himself, Frieza does make several displays of respect towards his father, King Cold. It is stated in a Budokai Tenkaichi 3 biography that Cold is in fact stronger than Frieza. His mention of his parents being able to cause pain to his true form, as well as Piccolo's statement of a stronger power being with Frieza during his arrival to Earth before Future Trunks' appearance, implies that this may be the case in the main series as well. However, this respect is not absolute, as even after King Cold is introduced, Frieza continues to dub himself the most powerful being of his time, despite his own admission that his father was able to cause him pain in his final form.
In a narrative sense, Frieza serves as a counter to the easy going, peaceful personality of Goku. He tends to react to any given situation quite evenly, and is only really driven over the edge once his full power starts to slip away and Super Saiyan Goku takes the upper hand in the final moments of their battle on Namek. Frieza is quite confident in his abilities, and often takes the opportunity to flaunt them (e.g. not using his limbs in some fights).
For all of Frieza's power and arrogance, he is not so overconfident as to totally disregard potential threats to his rule, and sometimes displays what may be considered a paranoid attitude. He destroyed Planet Vegeta simply because of his nagging fear of the legend of the Super Saiyan, as well as the fear of a possible mass Saiyan revolt (though Whis claims Beerus was the one who authorized Planet Vegeta's destruction, however it is likely that Frieza's own reasons were the driving force and Beerus' authorization allowed Frieza to effectively kill two birds with one stone, by destroying Planet Vegeta he could avoid both a potential Saiyan uprising and at the same time avoid upsetting Beerus by carrying out his wishes and remain in the Destroyer's good graces for the time being).
Frieza is rather narcissistic and reacts violently to criticism. Unlike most other primary antagonists, he actually displays a very calm, civilized and refined demeanor, using very polite, regal, eloquent language rather than the more tough-talking style of most of the other villains. Despite these traits, he is quite cold-hearted, almost to the point of being machine-like in nature. He tends to view most problems and situations in an intellectual manner, like an academic or a professor, rather than as a manner of life or death (largely because his immense power causes him to believe he can easily defeat anyone the old fashioned way if he chooses to). Believing no force in the universe could challenge his authority since he extinguished Planet Vegeta, he typically underestimate his foes, resulting in his eventual downfall.
Following his crushing defeat on Namek, Frieza became obsessed with taking his revenge on Goku and his friends, as he headed to Earth as soon as he received the cybernetic modifications and becoming Mecha-Frieza, believing the might his new cybernetic form was enough to challenge even a Super Saiyan. However he suffered another humiliating defeat at the hands of Future Trunks' Super Saiyan form which resulted in his death. Upon being revived by Sorbet and Tagoma's wish to Shenron, Frieza was determined to resume his quest for revenge and killed Tagoma when he suggested otherwise. However upon learning that Goku and the Z-Fighters had become much stronger in the years following his death, he decided to train himself to become stronger, believing that as a prodigy among his family he could reach even greater levels of power, resulting in him obtaining mastery over his 100% Final Form and unlocking his Ultimate Evolution. However Frieza's overconfidence over the power of his new form and his desire for revenge, led him to immediately travel to Earth with an army of 1000 soldiers instead of training further to master this new form as well. Frieza's haste and inexperience with the form proved to be his downfall as his stamina and power decreased the more he used it, which interestingly was the same problem he had when he used his 100% Final Form during the Battle on Planet Namek. Interestingly this trait of Frieza's is in sharp contrast with his nemesis Goku, who is usually focused on mastering or reducing the strain of his transformations such as the Super Saiyan form and other techniques (like the Kaio-ken) allowing him to use those forms and techniques longer by use his energy and stamina more efficiently, instead of relying on its power alone to defeat his enemies quickly as Frieza is often inclined. This habit is the result of Frieza having never encountered anyone strong enough to perceive as a threat to his rule, before he encountered Goku, thus he never really learned how to properly prepare himself to confront beings stronger than himself, unlike Goku who has fought several opponents stronger than himself. Since this has led to his defeat twice, it shows Frieza's arrogance prevents him from learning from his past errors and is ultimately what prevents him from reaching his true potential.
Following his death at the hands of Future Trunks, Frieza found himself in Earth's Hell, wrapped up in a cocoon hanging from a tree surrounded by flowers, guarded by the Angels of Hell, and forced to watch as stuffed animals, fairies, and angels joyfully and cheerfully danced and paraded while playing music. While most would find his punishment there rather benign and even somewhat pleasant for an eternal punishment in Hell, to Frieza it absolute torture and ultimately turned out to be a fitting eternal punishment for the evil tyrant. After being revived, Frieza admitted to Goku that he completely loathed his time in Earth's Hell. As a result was one of the driving forces behind his revenge on the surviving Saiyans (as Super Saiyan Trunks was responsible for sending him there in the first place) and he revealed to Sorbet that after taking his revenge he decided he would destroy Earth believing that doing so would also eliminate Earth's Hell along with it. While watching Gohan fight his forces, Frieza noticed that Gohan was holding back much of his power and could easily kill Frieza's men if he wanted to but didn't due to his kind heart. He compared Gohan to Goku and pointed out that despite being as heinous as he is and all his provocations on Namek (even cold bloodedly murdering Goku's best friend Krillin), Goku did not try to kill even him. Frieza also revealed that he found Goku's pure and noble character nauseating, to the point it made him want to vomit. Given Frieza's sadistic love of death and destruction, his aversion to all things pure and good is quite fitting and shows that deep down Frieza embraces his pure evil nature and despises all things that are purely good.
After his revival, Frieza is determined to take his revenge on Goku and though confident in the might of his new Golden Form, Frieza decided not to take any chances and developed a contingency plan with Sorbet to take advantage of Goku's tendency to let his guard down when he had the upper hand. Ultimately, Frieza was forced resort to it when his new form's weakness began to take effect and gave Sorbet the signal to shoot Goku with his Bad Ring Laser while Goku's guard was down. This shows that Frieza had lost any sense of honor he may have had before his death (which he showed when he remained behind on the dying Planet Namek to kill Goku personally instead of simply letting the planet's explosion take Goku's life), as he was willing to having one of his underlings underhandedly weaken Goku allowing Frieza to easily dominant his weakened opponent. Despite having the upper hand, instead of finishing Goku of himself, Frieza decided to test Vegeta's loyalty by having him kill Goku.
However Frieza underestimated the deep-seeded hatred Vegeta held for him due to his role in the destruction of Planet Vegeta and the Genocide of the Saiyans, as he offered to make Vegeta Supreme Commander of the Frieza Force in exchange for Vegeta killing the wounded Goku and was surprised when Vegeta rejected his offer. He also mistook Vegeta's early attack on Goku as a sign of loyalty, not realizing Vegeta was just angry over Goku breaking their promise that they would take turns fighting Frieza. However this was partly due to the fact that Frieza was unaware that Vegeta had obtained the same level of power as Goku and mistakenly believed that Vegeta was no threat to him.
Ultimately, Frieza could be viewed as yet another example of a Machiavellian inspired ruler, with ruthless determination to achieve power.
Long before Frieza became emperor of the Universe, Bardock, who had been sent back in time by Frieza's Supernova, mentioned his existence several times and compared Frieza's ancestor Chilled to him, though Chilled was unaware of who Frieza was.
Frieza's father is a mutant with an abnormally high power level. Because of this, Frieza also possesses the mutants traits, and he and his father are the only ones among Frieza's race who possess the striking level of power and cruelty shown in the series. However, even among his family and the rest of his race, Frieza was a prodigy, whose natural growth in power required him to never undergo any real training and still ultimately became recognized as the most powerful warrior in the universe. Frieza used to fight with his parents, and it had not been since these fights that he had ever had to dust himself off after a fight. At some point in Frieza's past, he conquered at least 448 planets, and built an elite force of soldiers named the Ginyu Force. Frieza annexed the Saiyans into his Galactic Frieza Army, and heard of the legends of the Super Saiyan and the Super Saiyan God, the former of which he had learned from his ancestor Chilled (who encountered and was defeated by one in the past). At one point, King Cold told Frieza that there were only two entities in the universe who Frieza should never cross: Majin Buu and Beerus the Destroyer.
At some point in time Frieza met Beerus himself. The two got along fairly well as they both enjoyed destroying things. However one time Frieza got carried away and caused Beerus to get angry, Beerus fought Frieza and easily defeated the tyrant. Beerus also ordered him to destroy Planet Vegeta. Unbeknownst to Frieza, his arrogant attitude annoyed Beerus, who was more humble. He thought about destroying Frieza once he saved Beerus the trouble of destroying Planet Vegeta himself. At some point Frieza also encountered the Galactic Patrol and when they engaged him in combat he easily defeated them, thus the patrol decided that they should avoid Frieza at all costs.
Genocide of the Saiyans
Main article: Genocide of the Saiyans
"I say we torch the whole barrel of monkeys."
Frieza had many races under his thumb in his planetary trade, but none were as significant as the Saiyans. Gifted with natural fighting ability, strength and the ability to become stronger after every battle, Saiyans became powerful weapons in Frieza's subjugation of planets, though Frieza noted they were never entirely loyal to him due to their pride. However, these very abilities made them a liability to the paranoid Frieza, afraid that, if left unchecked, the Saiyans could either unite and overwhelm him, or one day provide a warrior to rival Frieza himself - such as a Super Saiyan or a Super Saiyan God. Due to this, and also due to a past meeting with the God of Destruction Beerus, who asked him to wipe out the Planet Vegeta for him, he decided to wipe out the Planet and its inhabitants despite his attendant saying that it would be a shame to waste such powerful warriors. He also ended up forcing King Vegeta into giving him his son, Vegeta, as part of their continued "cooperation", although King Vegeta secretly intended to betray Frieza before he could ever let him have his son. Frieza then searched for a time where almost all of the Saiyans would be on Planet Vegeta, so that he could wipe all of them out at once. His attendant tells him that almost all of the Saiyans would be on the Planet in one month's time, and so Frieza decides to blow it up then.
Hearing the accomplishments of the low-level Saiyan Bardock and acting on his own fears of the Super Saiyan legends (including that of the Super Saiyan God), Frieza resolves to eliminate all possible threats. Zarbon suggests that he wipe out the Saiyans. He sends his henchman Dodoria and his elites to assassinate Bardock and his team, while Frieza himself sets a course to Planet Vegeta. On his arrival, King Vegeta and his men attempt an uprising both to end Frieza's reign and to rescue Prince Vegeta, but it ended disastrously with the King and his soldiers being slaughtered by Frieza as Zarbon and Dodoria watch.
As Frieza arrived in the planet's orbit, he suspected that other Saiyans would attempt to emulate King Vegeta's approach and commit a full-scale uprising, a suspicion confirmed when he was confronted by a charging Bardock, lunging through the fields of Frieza's men in defiance of the tyrant, and even goes as far as to fire a Final Spirit Cannon at him after giving a heart-felt speech declaring that the Saiyan race is done working for Frieza. The tyrant retaliated by laughing maniacally with glee as he prepared a Supernova to annihilate the planet. The attack consumes Bardock and some of his men as it buries itself deep beneath the planet's surface resulting in a massive explosion, eradicating nearly every Saiyan.
After the planet's explosion, a story was fabricated to ensure the loyalty of the few remaining Saiyans Frieza had kept in his employ as a convenience: Vegeta, Raditz and Nappa. According to the story, a large meteor struck Planet Vegeta and destroyed it that very day. Another version of the story is that it was the benevolent guardian of Planet Vegeta, ashamed at the immorality of the Saiyans, who summoned meteors to impact and destroy the planet and the Saiyan race. Despite these stories, Frieza's destruction of the Saiyans is a rumor that Vegeta heard before the events of Dragon Ball Z, as shown in a flashback during the Frieza Saga (although this might be a form of retroactive continuity, as Vegeta seemed to be unaware of this until Dodoria's confession before his death).
Before the Battle on Namek
At one point, Frieza destroyed an entire planet and the rebellious race who lived on it with a single gigantic energy ball that he fired from his index finger. Vegeta witnessed this event, which caused him to become scared of Frieza's power and put his plans to assassinate Frieza on a hiatus.
At one point prior to the battle on Namek, Frieza witnessed a conflict between Vegeta and the Ginyu Force member Guldo unfolding and blasted Guldo away with a weak energy wave as he wished to speak with Vegeta. Frieza then ordered Vegeta to come with him to conquer a planet that Frieza had taken a liking too.
Dragon Ball Z
"I desire but one tiny little wish, for the one thing I don't already have: the power of Eternal Life."
Twenty-five years later, Frieza spies on Vegeta's scouter during the Saiyan Saga and in doing so, learns of the existence of the Dragon Balls on Namek. Planning to obtain them and make a wish for immortality, Frieza arrives on Namek with his longtime comrades and top two highest ranking henchmen, Zarbon and Dodoria, in order to try and obtain the Dragon Balls from the Namekians. After Cui, Dodoria, and Zarbon fall to Vegeta, who had betrayed Frieza to collect the fabled items for his own ends, the Ginyu Force is summoned by Frieza to retrieve the Dragon Balls and neutralize the Saiyan rogue so that he can be brought to him. Ultimately, they fail to do so when Goku arrives on Planet Namek and fights them, eventually defeating them.
"I never imagined that there would be a fool who’d dare to challenge Frieza! I applaud your overconfidence, sir! Of course, I’m sure you will quickly regret not simply revealing the secret of the Dragon Balls... When you have to gasp it out in agony!"
Ginyu did bring Frieza the Dragon Balls while his comrades fought, and he and Frieza attempted to summon the dragon, but had no success, coming to the conclusion that they needed some special password only a Namekian would know. While searching for the secret to unlock the power of the Dragon Balls, Frieza finds out that three Namekians are still alive by checking his scouter, so he speeds towards and arrives at Grand Elder Guru's home where he is confronted by Nail, the strongest of the Namekian warriors on the planet. Nail leads Frieza away from Guru, and fights Frieza, only for Frieza to horribly torture Nail, in an attempt to reveal the password of the Dragon Balls (and in the process, causes Guru's death under the strain of Frieza's torture). Frieza then leaves him to die after discovering the fight was a diversion for Dende to reveal the password to Krillin and Gohan as they take the Dragon Balls. Enraged, he follows in pursuit of the heroes only to find that Porunga, the Namekian Dragon is gone due to Guru's death. He confronts Vegeta, Krillin, Gohan, and Dende after Guru had passed away. He then faces off with a much more powerful Vegeta, who is now capable of possibly holding his own for a bit against Frieza's strength.
Spurred on by Vegeta, Frieza unveils his second form, allowing him to defeat Vegeta. After Frieza uses the Death Storm attack, he takes his time to decide who should die first, and chooses Krillin. He injures Krillin by impaling him and torturing him, then throwing him into the Namekian sea, taunting Gohan with his friend's limp body. Gohan responds in an incredible fury and proceeds to pound Frieza with punches, kicks and a barrage of ki blasts. Frieza then proceeds to pummel him as a response, and just before he can finish him off, Krillin, healed by Dende, shoots a Destructo Disc at his tail, chopping the tip of it off. Frieza chases Krillin in a diversion and returns to the others when Frieza decides to finish them off. Fortunately, Piccolo joins the battle and is able to go blow to blow with Frieza thanks to his fusion with Nail.
As Piccolo and Frieza fight, Piccolo is revealed to be holding back because of his weighted clothing. Eager to demonstrate even more of his power to Piccolo, Frieza again transforms, unlocking more of his power. Piccolo tries to outrun Frieza, but Frieza's speed is too much for Piccolo. Frieza then brutally attacks Piccolo with his Crazy Finger Beam. Gohan again gets angry, and fires the Full Power Masenko, which Frieza struggles with, but eventually deflects back. Piccolo protects Gohan by firing a blast at it, deflecting it away. Frieza notes Gohan's growing power, and notices he is a Saiyan, but doubts Vegeta is his father (he still believes that only Raditz, Nappa, and Vegeta escaped Planet Vegeta's destruction), and finally he unveils his true form, stressing that he intended to give his foes the "pleasure" of observing it before they died; in the anime, he promises to show them "a terror greater than hell."
In his new form, Frieza first killed Dende, who Frieza had found out had been healing the heroes when he saw Dende healing Piccolo just before transforming into his final form. Piccolo, Krillin and Gohan attack Frieza, but Frieza easily dodges their flurry of kicks and punches. After receiving another Zenkai at his request, Vegeta announced himself as a Super Saiyan and fought Frieza, attempting to hit Frieza with an intense flurry of punches, however, Frieza's speed is still far too much for Vegeta to handle, leaving Vegeta in a quiet state of fear. With all his power, Vegeta fires a Final Burst Cannon at Frieza directly, but the tyrant was still far his superior and easily kicked the beam away. After Vegeta lost his hope, Frieza proceeds to punish him: Frieza tortures Vegeta by repeatedly punching Vegeta's spine while strangling him with his tail. As Piccolo, Krillin and Gohan watch in horror, in a sadistic manner, Frieza reminds them that they can assist Vegeta if they want to. Just as Frieza was about to slay Vegeta, the healed Goku arrives on the battlefield, ready to fight Frieza. Vegeta, believing that Goku had finally become a full-fledged Super Saiyan, taunts Frieza, even though he is too badly beaten to even stand. Frieza, proud of his past accomplishments, smirks before sending his Death Beam through the Saiyan Prince's heart. Teetering on the brink of death, Vegeta is able to tell the newly healed Goku of Frieza's genocide of the Saiyan race, imploring him to take revenge on behalf for all Saiyans.
As Vegeta finishes his plea to Goku, he finally dies from his injury. Goku, saddened by Vegeta's death, buries him and vows to finish Frieza. Goku and Frieza then spar, with Frieza realizing that his opponent is the son of the Saiyan that gave him such trouble years before. Goku and Frieza are an even match for a while (with the latter even admitting that Goku is the first person other than his parents to cause him pain in his true form), until Frieza determines and states that with 50%, he could easily defeat Goku, with Goku believing this is a bluff. Frieza then increases his power to 50% of his maximum, and easily beats Goku, with Goku completely unable to keep up. Goku attempts to use his Kaio-ken x10 during this battle, but Frieza stills beats him using half of his maximum power. Goku then goes desperate and attempts to use a Kaio-ken x20 and a Kamehameha attack, but to no significant avail (the best he could do was slightly char Frieza's hands), as Frieza easily diffuses the blast with 50% of his power. However, he does become alarmingly aware of his opponent's remarkable abilities.
"It would be easy to pound you all to jelly just the way I am now... But let me give you the honor of glimpsing the ultimate power... More fearsome than death itself!"
It should be noted that in the English dub, Frieza states that he had only been fighting at 1% of his full power. Also, no reference is made in this dub to Frieza not using even a third of his power while battling Goku with x10 Kaio-ken. After taking another beating, a severely battered Goku attempts to create a large Spirit Bomb by calling on the energies of Namek's solar system as a final resort, as Namek did not have enough life on the planet to make the Spirit Bomb powerful. Piccolo is able to distract the tyrant long enough, kicking him into the ocean, and Goku is eventually able to heavily wound Frieza using the large Spirit Bomb.
"Simian bastard! I am Lord Frieza. None surpass me. No one even comes close. Etch this into your skull; I am emperor of the universe, the likes of you are only fit to grovel at my feet. Or better still, to die in disgrace at the hands of your master!"
With everyone believing the warlord to be dead, the heroes take the time to relax, until Krillin noticed that Frieza had emerged from the blast's crater, retaliating by mortally wounding Piccolo with a Death Beam (in the manga, Frieza intentionally fired at Piccolo, while in the anime, Frieza fired at Goku and then Piccolo pushed him out of the way and took the blast instead). Frieza then used his telekinetic powers to make Krillin fly into the air and, despite Goku's pleas, he murders Krillin. Already bordering on the edge of his rage, Goku was pushed over the edge, his rage exploding, causing Frieza to inadvertently create what he had always feared: a Super Saiyan.
"Oh my, what's the matter, big guy? Did you expect a fairy tale ending? Well, don't lose your head over it. You can't always have it your way."
In the ensuing battle, Super Saiyan Goku and Frieza trade blows, but as the fight progresses, Frieza's 50% power clearly proves to be less than adequate against the Super Saiyan; even his Barrage Death Beam have little effect on the newly empowered Saiyan. Frieza attempts to remind Goku that the Saiyans were as ruthless as Frieza himself is in their barbarism, to which Goku replies that the Saiyans have "paid for their mistakes" now, causing Frieza to ask whether that was the reason he killed them easily.
"Poor stupid Saiyan. You honestly think you've won. Your puny mind never could understand. I am Frieza, the most powerful being in the Universe. And you are nothing but a beast. A fragile animal. You can't win because I am mighty, and you are not."
In frustration, Frieza sends a Death Ball into the core of the planet, starting a chain reaction that would destroy Namek in five minutes (revealing immediately afterwards that he held back too much of his power for the Death Ball to be a complete success). Frieza unleashes 70% and then 100% of his power, which Goku requested, wanting to fight him using all his strength. Goku also notes that Frieza wanted it this way as well, because if he had not, he would have fired at the planet again. At this point, Frieza launches a terrific assault against Super Saiyan Goku, who had not expected Frieza's power to be as high as it is.
However, Super Saiyan Goku realizes that after sustaining so much damage in his 50% state, Frieza's body would no longer be able to handle his 100% power for very long. Super Saiyan Goku and Frieza face off and eventually, after a very long battle, Super Saiyan Goku gets the battle under his control, delivering a final momentous blow to the tyrant that symbolically ends Frieza's reign. Seeing Frieza's power slipping fast now, Super Saiyan Goku decides to call off the fight, claiming it would be pointless to continue, as Frieza is losing strength rapidly and Super Saiyan Goku had already humbled the tyrant.
"With me, you would live like a god. Yes, you could have anything. Or not, you could choose to suffer and die."
He also mentioned that he was holding back ever since Frieza achieved 100% to see what the form was capable of. Humiliated, Frieza refuses to relent, attacking Super Saiyan Goku with two of his Death Saucers. As Super Saiyan Goku dodges the attacks, Frieza ironically becomes distracted long enough to be bifurcated by his own attack.
Barely clinging to life, but desperate to survive, Frieza begs for mercy, which Super Saiyan Goku hesitantly provides, giving him a little of his ki. Frieza's pride refuses to allow him to be beaten and saved by a Saiyan "monkey", and he expends what little energy he has left to attack Goku. Overcome with anger, Super Saiyan Goku fires an Angry Kamehameha that consumes both Frieza's attack and what remains of him in the process.
Reconstruction and first Death
Unbeknownst to Goku and everyone else, Frieza was not killed on Namek. Frieza's shredded body floated in the planet's debris, kept company only by his thoughts of how the universe's conqueror had been thoroughly beaten by a lowly Saiyan. His father King Cold had crews search the area, not believing his son to have been destroyed by something as insignificant as the explosion of a planet. What could be found of Frieza is salvaged and reconstructed with cybernetic enhancements, leaving him scarred and bitter. Knowing he is now stronger than ever before, Frieza's first thought upon rehabilitation is revenge on those who defeated him on Namek.
Frieza beats Goku to Earth (despite his ill intentions towards Earth and all who lived there, Frieza notes It's a good planet on first viewing) and orders his henchmen to find and slaughter its inhabitants, with Frieza keen on killing his enemy's friends himself. However, his army is torn apart by a mysterious youth. Frieza dismisses his challenger as an insolent child, and pays him almost no heed until the boy reveals himself as another Super Saiyan.
Dumbstruck, Frieza makes several different efforts to kill the youth, such as energy blasts, each of which is parried easily (this occurs only in the anime while the youth wasted no time and killed Frieza after a single attack in the manga. Also, Gohan implies that Frieza was holding back 50% of his power in the manga whereas the anime has Frieza going all out). He then plays his trump card in the form of a Supernova (a Death Ball ten times the size of the one that destroyed Planet Namek). Even this is nonchalantly brushed away, until a mortified Frieza causes it to detonate with another shot of ki. Thinking him dead, both father and son are stunned when the youth fires a Burning Attack out of nowhere. Fuming, Frieza becomes oblivious to his opponent's position, and is surprised and sliced in half by the Saiyan youth before being cut to pieces and then vaporized with an energy blast, King Cold meets a similar fate, with the youth obliterating him with the God Breaker when the tyrant tries to attack him. Despite this, the common myth throughout the universe remains that Goku defeated Frieza on Namek. In the alternate future timelines of Future Trunks and Cell, it is implied that Future Goku used Instant Transmission to teleport to Earth and killed Frieza and his father King Cold instead of Trunks.
After first Death
"Why am I not surprised?"
In anime filler, Frieza makes numerous cameo appearances throughout the remainder of the series from Hell. His first (and most major) role was teaming up with Cell and causing trouble in Hell, along with King Cold and the dead members of the Ginyu Force. Frieza and King Cold were the only two villains in this scene to not be thrown onto the Mountain of Needles by Pikkon; Pikkon knocked Frieza out with a single punch to the face after elbowing King Cold in the stomach. Then all seven were locked up in a prison cell. This was one of the rare times Frieza and Cell (two of the three main villains of the show) are seen talking to each other. Frieza and Cell would occasionally train together in Hell. Later, Frieza is shown observing Goku's fight with Kid Buu alongside other defeated villains from the series, even saying "I could have done the same thing if I hadn't lost both my legs!"
Battle of Gods
Main article: Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods
Frieza is seen in a visual display by Whis, showing Beerus, the fight between him and Super Saiyan Goku on Namek. In the extended cut, it shows more of Frieza getting blasted by Goku for trying to kill him.
Main article: Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’
"Don't tell me you're surprised! Of course my vengeance must be satisfied!"
Frieza appears as the main antagonist of Resurrection ‘F’.
After Frieza's death, his spirit was kept imprisoned in Earth's Hell, with the Angels of Hell being the ones who were tasked with ensuring that he remained captive. During his time in Hell, Frieza's spirit retained the appearance of his Mecha Frieza state and was left trapped inside a cocoon.
However, over fourteen years after Frieza's demise, his two elite soldiers Sorbet and Tagoma collect all of the Dragon Balls with the aid of the Pilaf Gang and resurrect him, and he is revived as he was just before his death, as Mecha Frieza and in pieces. Sorbet and Tagoma collect all of the pieces save for his right eye which is found by Emperor Pilaf, who hands it to Sorbet just as he and Tagoma are about to leave. On Sorbet's spaceship they put the organic parts in a Medical Machine, Frieza's body is regenerated and he reverts himself back into his first form completely free of his cybernetics.
As soon as Frieza's body is regenerated, he announces to his soldiers that he will not be satisfied until the Super Saiyans (Goku and Future Trunks) have both been killed. Tagoma then suggests to Frieza that he should just ignore Goku and the other Saiyans and focus on the universe. Furiously, Frieza blasts Tagoma into outer space with a quick ki blast. Sorbet preventing other deaths, activates the ship's energy shields. Frieza is informed by Sorbet that Goku's power has surpassed that of even Majin Buu, which is far more than Frieza could have imagined. But due to him being a prodigy, Frieza believes that through four months of serious training, he will be able to reach a level of power high enough to wipe out the Saiyans in the blink of an eye, claiming he will be able to raise his power level to be 1,300,000.
During his new invasion of Earth, Frieza first appears in his first form with an army of one thousand soldiers. After landing on Earth, he fires a Death Beam at North City, completely wiping it out. Frieza is encountered by Gohan, Piccolo, Tien Shinhan, Krillin, Master Roshi and later Bulma and Jaco the Galactic Patrolman. Frieza gets impatient for Goku to arrive. Frieza notices that Krillin has been revived with the Dragon Balls and says that the Dragon Balls can revived the powerful and the pathetic. Frieza also gets remarks from Bulma has has seen him for the first time. Bulma asks Frieza for time for Goku to arrive but only gives them ten seconds. This starts the battle between the Z Fighters and Frieza's army. Frieza comments on Gohan's abilities as a fighter as says that "he's as soft as his father". After seeing Gohan transform into a Super Saiyan against Shisami, Frieza tells Sorbet that the Super Saiyans are more fearful out of recordings. After the Frieza Force has been defeated, Frieza blows up his army out of disappointment. Frieza decides to wipe out the warriors one-by-one and one punches Gohan in the abdomen. He however is quickly revived by Piccolo who pumped his heart and was given a Senzu Bean from Krillin.
Goku and Vegeta reach Earth using Instant Transmission. Frieza is surprised to the them and vows to kills Goku. Frieza immediately transforms into his fourth form and battles Goku in his base. Frieza appears to be losing the fight with Goku. After being beat around, Frieza fires a Death Ball at Goku and he uses a Kamehameha to collide, causing an explosion. Their match is interfered by Vegeta because Goku wasn't taking turns. Frieza fires a blast at the two and tells Vegeta that he wants to fight Goku first. Wanting to use their full powers, Frieza lets Goku transform first into his Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan form, then he transforms into his Golden Form. Once in this form, he refers to himself as Golden Frieza.
Golden Frieza has the upper advantage over Goku. Frieza is dominating Goku even in his Super Saiyn God Super Saiyan form. During their fight, Frieza notices Beerus watching and he starts to get concerned, but Beerus tells that he won't intervene. Frieza is warned about his depleting power by Goku and Vegeta who notices it. As Frieza's power was depleting, due to not having the proper time spent in his Golden form, Goku gains the advantage. Frieza is angered by losing. While on all fours, Frieza signals Sorbet to fire a beam at Goku in his chest with his Bad Ring Laser. Frieza takes advantage of this situation and makes Goku scream. Frieza is challenged by Gohan and Krillin but were blocked away by a wave. Frieza planned to kill Goku but decides for Vegeta to kill off Goku instead and offers him supreme commander in the Frieza Force but he turns it down because he needs Goku to get stronger. Vegeta has decided to kill Frieza for blowing up Planet Vegeta. After stating this, Vegeta tells Krillin to give Goku a Senzu Bean, Frieza became furious and shoots an energy beam at Krillin as he is giving Goku the Senzu Bean, Vegeta deflects it away, killing Sorbet.
Vegeta then turns Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan, drawing fear in Frieza. After being beat up by Vegeta, Frieza reverts back to his final form and realizes he cannot defeat him, so he blows up the Earth, killing Vegeta and all the inhabitants living there. Stated by Beerus and Whis, they stated that Frieza survived the destruction thus floating in space, preparing his next move. However, Whis uses his temporal do-over technique and sets back time to its limit, three minutes, before Frieza is about to blow up the earth, and Goku destroys Frieza with a Kamehameha, thus preventing Earth's destruction.
Frieza returns to Hell and continues to get tortured by the Angels of Hell once again.
Dragon Ball Super
In the manga for Dragon Ball Super, Goku is training on his radish field, he closes his eyes and pictures that he is fighting Frieza, Cell, and Buu. The mental thought of Frieza attacks Super Saiyan Goku from behind, but Goku senses him and hits him in the face, defeating him.
When Whis and Beerus are discussing the Saiyan race, Whis informs Beerus that Frieza destroyed Planet Vegeta, and that he had been defeated by a Super Saiyan named Goku. He then displayed part of Super Saiyan Goku and Frieza's battle to Beerus.
Resurrection ‘F’ Saga
Main article: Resurrection ‘F’ Saga Frieza is in Earth's Hell, being tormented by its Angels. Frieza is wished back, with the use of Earth's Dragon Balls, by Sorbet into pieces because he has been cut into pieces by Trunks previously. When Frieza's pieces became a problem for Sorbet and Tagoma, Tagoma suggests to use the regeneration machine to put him back together. On Sorbet's spaceship, Frieza is recreated into his normal self, in his first form. When he is regenerated, he realizes that he had just returned to the living world, as oppose to being in Hell.
He was then introduced to Sorbet and Tagoma while they explained to him how they brought him back to life and they could have brought King Cold back to life as well but Frieza suggested that there was no need for that, and suggested he would need to wait for his vengeance against the Saiyans. Angry at Tagoma's suggestion to leave the Saiyans alone, he shot Tagoma with ki blasts instead of killing him because it would be considered boring to kill him quickly. After hearing that Goku even defeated Majin Buu, he decided to train himself for four months in order to pull out his potential. After all that time passed, Frieza and his forces eventually reach Earth and he gets excited about exacting his revenge on the Saiyans.
Dragon Ball GT
"It's been a long time, Goku, and you've gotten so much cuter."
Frieza teams up with Cell to act as a distraction for Goku while a horde of villains from the Z Fighters' past escape Hell, thanks to Dr. Gero and Dr. Myuu's portal. Even when Frieza and Cell combine their forces to combat Goku, they both fall under Goku's might, with each of their most significant attacks failing after another. Eventually, after much bickering, Cell and Frieza use their newly made combination technique, the Hell's Buster, to launch Goku downwards into the darker realms of Hell where their opponent has to endure the Terrible Torture Tour. Frieza and Cell come to see Goku frozen after the final stage of the tour, but due to Goku being alive, his living energy heats the ice encasing his body. He then uses the snow machine of the Torture Tour to freeze Cell and Frieza, finally defeating them. Frieza was last seen with Cell being arrested by the ogres.
- Bardock - The Father of Goku
Main article: Dragon Ball Z: Bardock - The Father of Goku
"Haha! Oh my... this is stupendous! Wow! What a great show! Unbelievable! Look at that!"
Frieza mulls over the Saiyans' increasing power until Zarbon advises his master to eliminate Bardock and his team. In the end, Frieza is challenged by Bardock himself, who survived the onslaught and wants revenge for the death of his crew. Bardock fires a Riot Javelin at Frieza, who makes a Supernova and cancels out Bardock's attack. Frieza then sends the ball straight into the core of the Planet Vegeta, wiping out almost the entire Saiyan race and many of his own henchmen.
- Cooler's Revenge
Main article: Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge Frieza only appears at the start of the movie, which is identical to the scene towards the end of Bardock - The Father of Goku in which he destroys Planet Vegeta. Cooler watches him from his spaceship and scolds his brother for not seeing the escaping Attack Ball containing baby Goku. After this he is mentioned a few times by various characters.
- Plan to Eradicate the Super Saiyans
Main article: Gaiden: Saiyajin Zetsumetsu Keikaku (series)
Frieza is resurrected as a Ghost Warrior, with he and past villains Cooler, Turles, and Lord Slug attacking Goku and his friends. Ghost Frieza fights against Future Trunks and Vegeta in their Super Saiyan forms, and is being defeated by them until the Destron Gas takes effect, at which point Ghost Frieza and the other Ghost Warriors prepare to finish the Z Fighters of with finger beams, though before they can Bulma appears and shuts down the machine, removing all of the Destron Gas. The Z Fighters then return to full power and Ghost Warrior Frieza and his allies are easily dealt with, as the Ghost Warriors are disintegrating, Ghost Frieza yells out that the Saiyans should not underestimate their grudge. Frieza briefly appears after this, with his grudge energy being the second last to enter Hatchiyack.
- Fusion Reborn
Main article: Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn
"A common stranger knows my name? I see that my illustrious reputation precedes me."
When Janemba appears, the dead all escape Hell and head toward Earth, under Frieza's command. Frieza confronts Gohan and Videl, and immediately recognizes Gohan as Goku's son. Deciding the boy should pay for his father's "sins", Frieza sends his army of villains (Zarbon, Jeice, Burter, Bojack, Paragus, Recoome, Salza, etc.) to attack the couple, but Gohan flies through them all and silences him by punching Frieza in the stomach and blowing him away with an energy shot to the gut. His terrified minions quickly disperse.
Other Dragon Ball manga
- Resurrection ‘F’ - Special One Shot
Main article: Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ - Special One Shot
Contained in a cocoon in Earth's Hell, Frieza dreamed of his defeats at the hands of the Super Saiyans, Goku and Trunks, but soon woke up to the sight of the Angels of Hell. Soon after, Frieza found himself back in the world of the living (albeit in pieces), having been revived by his minion Sorbet. Sorbet and Tagoma take the pieces of their master and use a healing chamber to revive him. As he recovers inside the chamber Frieza dreams of his first defeat by Super Saiyan Goku, and angrily wakes up, shaking the entire ship. Frieza immediately decides that he should have his revenge against the Saiyans, to which Tagoma states that is probably a bad idea. In return, Frieza kills Tagoma by blasting him out of the ship, and the announces his intention to train for four months in order to unlock his true power.
Four months later the newly empowered Frieza arrives on Earth with his army of 1,000 soldiers and destroys North City with a Death Beam. Frieza has his soldiers fight against the Z Fighters while he awaits Goku's arrival. After the soldiers have been defeated, the Z Fighters power up to allow Goku and Vegeta to teleport to the battlefield. As Goku has arrived, Frieza transforms into his true form.. The two engage in a battle where Goku gains the advantage by blasting Frieza with a God Kamehameha. Prompting the tyrant to announce that he is going to reveal his further evolution.
Frieza is somehow once again alive and ruling what is left of his empire, apparently more peacefully than before. Noticing that his son Kuriza, and one of his commanders Onio, have been away on Earth for too long, Frieza contacts Vegeta and asks him to bring them back to him. Though angry that Frieza is wasting his time, Vegeta agrees and heads off to tell the two that Frieza wants them to come back.
Video game stories
- Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans series
Main article: Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans (series)
When the Z Fighters arrive at West City in order to shut down the final Destron Gas Machine, it is discovered that the revived Frieza, Cooler, Slug, and Turles are its guardians, after a talk with the Z Fighters the two teams take of to an uninhabited part of the world to fight. After Turles and Slug are defeated, Frieza and Cooler attack the Z Fighters together, only to also be taken down. The four then attempt to fight the Z Fighters again but are defeated once more. However, before they are finished off, Frieza destroys Bunbuku Island killing all of its inhabitants, including Mr. Satan.
Later, after the Z Fighters crash on Planet Kuhn, Frieza is brought back again by Hatchiyack, powered up, and sent to stop the Z Fighters from gaining the ring they need to repair their ship. Frieza locates the ring in the planet's ruins before the Z Fighters can and guards it, awaiting their arrival. The Z Fighters arrive and engage Frieza in a battle, eventually defeating him again.
In addition to Frieza who appears as a boss, Psycho Frieza (フリーザサイコ) appears as a regular enemy in Saiyajin Zetsumetsu Keikaku; Psycho Frieza's skin is a greenish-colored white, and the gem on his head is dark green.
- Shin Budokai
Main article: Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai
Frieza appears as one of the primary antagonists of Shin Budokai. He appears as the leader of a group of villains (composed of himself, Cooler, and Cell) who were able to leave Hell thanks to Janemba. Immediately after being resurrected, Frieza is confronted by Gohan, who transforms into a Super Saiyan. Final form Frieza is able to tire out Gohan without having to use his full power and decides to leave, revealing that, while in Hell, he has learned how to lower his power without having to use lower forms. Frieza sends Cell and Cooler to search for the Dragon Balls, and then he confronts Goku. Frieza and Goku fight, but Frieza is eventually defeated when Goku immobilizes him with a Pressure Point Attack and then does one of two things: blasts him with a Super Kamehameha, sending to Hell again, or leaves him immobilized.
After returning to Earth as fast as possible, he is met by the newly arrived Future Trunks along with kid Trunks, Goten, and Pikkon. Frieza engages in battle with them, though it was only a distraction as Frieza steals their Dragon Ball and Dragon Radar. Frieza then heads off to look for the Dragon Balls, defeating Krillin along the way.
Later, he tracks down Android 18, trying to take her Dragon Ball. She tells him that Broly stole the Dragon Balls, Frieza fights the Legendary Super Saiyan and is at first defeated, but eventually succeeds and kills Broly. Frieza finds that Broly did not have the Dragon Balls and then goes on and collects a Dragon Ball. Towards the games finale, Android 18 arrives at where Frieza is with a Dragon Ball and he reveals his new plan; he is going to kidnap Android 18, destroy the planet, and then take 18 with him to planet Namek to steal their Dragon Balls. Frieza then powers himself up using evil energy, making him far stronger than anyone on the planet. Frieza becomes so strong that Android 18 states that even if she put all of her energy into one attack, it would not even scratch Frieza. However, Krillin arrives just as Frieza is about to destroy the planet and leave with 18. Krillin and Android 18's love and positive feelings for each other, along with the energy from the Spirit Bomb that Goku gave to Krillin, counter the evil energy that Frieza had built up, greatly weakening Frieza. Krillin (with some of the Spirit Bomb power) and Android 18 then go all out and manage to defeat Frieza, sending him to Hell once again.
It is implied that upon arriving in Hell, Frieza may have been transformed into Janemba due to the evil energy he absorbed, or that Janemba took the energy from Frieza. However, upon Janemba's defeat Frieza would have been returned to normal.
Main article: Dragon Ball Online
In Dragon Ball Online, Frieza attacks Namek like in the manga, he goes through the conflict unaware that the Time Breakers have begun interfering and taking control of his soldiers. Like in the manga, Frieza transforms multiple times, fights the Z Fighters and defeats them until Goku arrives, at which point the two prepare to fight.
In Age 1000, Frieza's Army remnants have become a part of the Time Breakers alliance, their primary goal being to resurrect Frieza once more, which they can achieve by obtaining some of his remains, so they search around the area he was killed for some. Eventually they travel to the past and collect several of Frieza's remains in order to revive him.
Main article: Dragon Ball: Xenoverse In Dragon Ball: Xenoverse Frieza's battle with the Z Fighters on Namek turns out differently due to Time Breaker interference. While Goku is inside the healing chamber Frieza kills both Vegeta and Krillin, and then kills Gohan before Goku can arrive and save him. Frieza then faces off against the still injured Goku, who left the healing chamber far too early.
When the Future Warrior travels back to stop this change from coming to pass, he arrives and helps the Z Fighters fight against Frieza (1st form). Under the influence of Towa's Dark Magic, instead of transforming into his 2nd form, Frieza transforms right into his Final Form, altering the timeline. However Piccolo arrives in time to assist the Future Warrior in combating Frieza, while Vegeta has Krillin injure him so he can be healed by Dende and receive a Zenkai in the hope that it will make him a Super Saiyan. With his new power Vegeta joins the battle with Frieza but is defeated as he was in the original timeline, however he and the Future Warrior manage to by enough time for Goku to arrive and allowing the dying Vegeta to inform him of Frieza's role in the Genocide of the Saiyans and the destruction of Planet Vegeta before dies from his injures restoring that part of the timeline. Together with the Future Warrior, Goku fights Frieza though Frieza proves to be too strong and Goku is forced to resort to the Spirit Bomb to defeat Frieza. The Future Warrior distracts Frieza long enough for Goku to prepare and hit him with a Large Spirit Bomb it appears as though Frieza has been killed.
However Frieza survives the assault and is given a dark power up, he then chokes the Future Warrior, shoots a Death Beam through Piccolo's chest, and blows up Krillin, causing Goku to become a Super Saiyan. Frieza attempts to kill Gohan and Piccolo with his Killer Ball technique, however the Future Warrior blocks it, and then he and Goku fight against Villainous Mode Dark Frieza at 100% Power, with Goku having to utilise another Spirit Bomb against him. Eventually the combined power of Future Warrior and Super Saiyan Goku is enough to defeat Dark Frieza, who loses the dark power up and returns to regular Frieza. Goku thanks the Warrior for their assistance but asks them to leave Frieza defeat up to him. Since the timeline had been fixed, the Future Warrior then leaves Goku and Frieza to their battle, as Porunga is summoned and Frieza speeds of towards him, with Goku giving chase.
In the finale of Xenoverse, Démigra uses the Dragon Balls in Age 778 and revives Frieza, Cell, and Kid Buu and sends them to attack West City on Earth, putting each of them into the full Villainous Mode. The Future Warrior travels back in order to stop them, he fights all three of them and manages to defeat the team of villains.
In Age 850, Frieza (1st form) appears in Toki Toki City after the Future Warrior has completed Captain Ginyu training and become the sixth official member of the Ginyu Force. Having heard about the Warrior from Ginyu, Frieza decides to scout the Warrior for the Frieza Force and beings training the Warrior as their new Master. Upon completing their training under Frieza, Frieza makes the Future Warrior a member of Frieza's Honor Guard.
- Manga and Anime
At the time of the Battle of Namek, Frieza's power level in his first form is stated to be 530,000. When he transforms into his second form, his power jumps to "over 1,000,000". In the anime, he has the power of ten Friezas according to one of Piccolo's remarks. While in this form he continues to power up as he fights, only to transform again when outmatched by Piccolo. His power level in his third form is not stated in the manga/anime but is able to easily outmatch Piccolo (fused with Nail). In the anime, using 1% of his power, Frieza is able to fight on par with and have an advantage over base Goku. In his final form, Frieza intends to defeat Goku using 50% power, but soon realizes that he has overestimated Goku and in the anime he decreases his power, at this point when utilizing "nowhere near" 50% power Frieza is able to continue to easily knock around Goku (even with his Kaio-ken x10). He is then able to stop Goku's Kaio-ken x20 with one hand, and apparently took little to no damage from the attack.
Later on, Frieza is shown capable of fighting against Super Saiyan Goku when Frieza utilizes his full power. In the manga, Frieza is able to land a few hits on Super Saiyan Goku, but is outclassed overall. In the anime, on the other hand, Frieza at 100% power is able to battle nearly evenly against Super Saiyan Goku, and even takes a slight advantage; the special The World of Dragon Ball Z states that Goku and Frieza were equal in power during their final battle. However, because of the power output, his 100% power drains rapidly, leading to Frieza's defeat.
When he arrives on Earth in his mecha state, Frieza states that he could kill Super Saiyan Goku by himself. When Mecha Frieza fought Super Saiyan Future Trunks, Frieza incorrectly believed that only 50% of his power was enough to defeat him while it is Future Trunks who easily defeated him, though this suggests that Frieza believes that as Mecha Frieza (at 50%) he was stronger than Full Power Frieza or Super Saiyan Goku were on Namek, or that he believes that Future Trunks is inferior in power to Super Saiyan Goku (on Namek). In the anime it is said that Mecha Frieza is going all out and using 100% of his power, but is beaten easily by Future Trunks.
After training for four months after being revived, Frieza's power increases dramatically, with it being stated that the combined might of Gohan, Piccolo, Krillin, Tien Shinhan, Master Roshi, and Jaco were no match for even Frieza's first form.
In the Super 17 Saga of Dragon Ball GT, Frieza and Cell are stated to have powered up after training in Hell for many years and confidently challenge Goku even after having witnessed him fight an opponent such as Kid Buu.
In the Dragon Ball: Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans OVAs, Ghost Frieza is able to put up of a fight against Super Saiyan Future Trunks and Super Saiyan Vegeta, thanks to the power boost he got from Dr. Raichi.
In Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’, upon being revived and regenerated into his first form, Frieza notes that his power is rusty due to being in Earth's Hell for a period of time. After training for four months (stopping upon unlocking his Golden Form) his true power is said to have increased to be leagues beyond the Z Fighters and far surpassing even the likes of Majin Buu. Before training Frieza estimates that via training he could easily increase his first form's power to 1,300,000, however he is shown to far surpass this estimation after his training, as (in his first form) he puts Gohan into a near death state with a single blow, and is stated by Piccolo to be in completely different league of power to himself and the other Z-Fighters (including Super Saiyan Gohan). He later unleashes the full power of his true form with no negative effects unlike on Namek, to which he is shown capable of fighting with Goku in his base but is inevitably outclassed.
Golden Frieza is extremely powerful, having even more power than Goku and Vegeta in their Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan forms, so much so that Vegeta was fearful to face him until he and Goku learned of his weakness. Notably when Golden Frieza had his full power and stamina, Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Goku was unable to do any noticeable damage to Frieza, despite Frieza not fighting seriously, and not using his full power. When Golden Frieza attacked with an energy slash beam, the attack was so powerful that even though it missed Goku the aftershock of the attack was able to knock Goku backwards and even injure him - to which Frieza mockingly asked if that was too much power, as he was still not used to the form. Even after Golden Frieza's power and stamina were said to have dropped dramatically (not having spent the proper time adjusting to his new form) he still fought on par with Goku. It was not until some time later Golden Frieza's power and stamina dropped enough that Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Goku had the advantage (though it had dropped so much that at this point even an energy punch from Frieza did not faze Goku).
- Statements by authors and guidebooks
It was stated by Naho Ooishi in an interview for Resurrection ‘F’ that even though the rest of Frieza's family are strong, Frieza's power has always been in a completely different league from them. When interviewed about Frieza's role in Resurrection ‘F’, Frieza's Japanese voice actor Ryusei Nakao stated (as part of a pun) that Frieza's battle power reached 100 quintillion. Daizenshuu 2 states that Frieza's dormant power in his final form is "immeasurable".
During the start of Goku and Frieza's fight on Namek they were said to be evenly matched by King Kai, thus both being at 3,000,000 acording to Daizenshuu 7 (which would presumably be 2.5% of Frieza's maximum), At 50% power (around 60,000,000), Frieza is able to cope with Goku's Kaio-ken x10, but a Kaio-ken x20 gives him trouble. Frieza has a power level of 120,000,000 at 100% of full power according to the Daizenshuu 7 and several video games (Dragon Ball Z: Scouter Battle Taikan Kamehameha state that Frieza's power level is 120,000,000 in his Fourth form, due to the fact that his 100% power form does not appear). Full Power Frieza fought on par with Super Saiyan Goku and some sources stated that they were equal (whose power level was 150,000,000 according to Daizenshuu 7). The movie pamphlet for Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might states that Frieza has a power level of 85,000 in his first form.
Akira Toriyama stated in Dragon Ball Volume ‘F’ that even Frieza is no match for Beerus, no matter what he does.
- Video games
In Frieza's story mode of Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors, it is revealed that if Frieza lived for another 18 years (after the Battle on Namek), his power would have grown to surpass Perfect Cell. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 describes 100% Power Frieza and Super Saiyan Goku as being equal in speed and strength during their final battle on Namek (while it does not use the same formula as the main series, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z depicts Full Power Frieza as much more powerful than Super Saiyan Goku, as Full Power Frieza's in-game power level is 610 while Super Saiyan Goku's is only 435; comparable to Final Form Frieza's in-game power level of 430).
Several fighting games show Frieza as having improved vastly at certain points in the series where he did not otherwise get to display his power. When using Frieza in the Battle of Z scenarios which depict the events of Cooler's Revenge, Frieza boasts that he has grown to be stronger than Cooler in his Final Form (Final Form Cooler' power level is 800 in-game, and 470,000,000 according to V-Jump). In Cell's what-if story mode in Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2, when Frieza is resurrected by Babidi, he is still referred to as the "strongest in the universe" by Dabura - implying he had gained a power boost during his time in Hell - though Frieza is still beaten by Perfect Cell. Later in Cell's story the combined power of Frieza and Cell is enough to take down the fat Majin Buu. In the story mode of Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2, Frieza (in both his Final and Majin forms) is able to fight on par with Super Saiyan 2 Goku. In the opening cutscene of Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi, 100% Power Frieza is shown easily defeating Super Saiyan 2 Vegeta.
In the Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans game, Ghost Frieza and Ghost Cooler together are able to hold their own against the Z Fighters, but are ultimately defeated. When Ghost Frieza is later fought again on Planet Kuhn, he has further powered up an able to hold his own against the entire Z Fighter team at their strongest, but is still defeated in the end.
In the story of the game Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai, (which takes place two years after Buu's defeat) escaped from Hell, Frieza is able to tire out Super Saiyan Gohan using his Final Form only in his base power, Piccolo and Gohan also reference him as being more powerful than Super Buu, Frieza at full power defeats Legendary Super Saiyan Broly behind the scenes (Legendary Super Saiyan Broly was later shown to give Super Saiyan 3 Goku trouble, meaning that at full power Frieza had seemingly increased to be around equal to Super Saiyan 3 Goku in power), and is shown to be stronger than Super Gotenks (with Pikkon also referencing him to be stronger than Cooler, Cell, and the aforementioned Broly). Later in Shin Budokai, he uses his evil energy in order to vastly power himself up, giving himself unlimited energy; when this happens, he briefly reclaims his title of strongest in the universe until he loses power due to a large excess of positive energy built up by Krillin and Android 18.
In Dragon Ball: Xenoverse, during the Frieza Saga, Frieza is given a dark power up by the Time Breakers, at 100% power in this form he is strong enough to fight both the Future Warrior and Super Saiyan Goku at the same time, and even then, in the end Super Saiyan Goku needs to utilize a second Spirit Bomb during their battle. When Frieza returns possessed by Demon God Demigra (four years after the battle with Buu), he - together with the powered up Cell and Buu - are able to briefly hold their own against the Future Warrior and Goku (who possess unmastered god power), however they are beaten.
Golden Frieza is said to have unmatched power in promo material for Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2.
Several RPG games and other media provide different power levels for Frieza. In Dragon Ball Z II: Gekishin Freeza, his power level is 20,000 in his first form, 30,000 in his second form, 40,000 in his third form, and 50,000 in his final form. In Dragon Ball Z: Legend of the Super Saiyan, Frieza is at 530,000 in his first form, 1,000,000 in second stage, 1,550,000 in his third form, in his final form, Frieza's power level raises to 1,700,000, and 3,000,000 at 100% power. In Dragon Ball Z: Goku Gekitōden, his power level is 250,000 in his first form, 530,000 in his second form, 1,100,000 in his third form, 2,500,000 in his final form, and 5,000,000 at 100% power. In Dragon Ball Z: Sagas, his power level during his final battle with Goku is stated to be 12,000,000 (likely derived from an error in the early translation of the Daizenshuu where it was stated to be 12,000,000 instead of 120,000,000). In Dragon Ball Z: The Anime Adventure Game, Mecha Frieza's power level is 14,000,000. In Battle of Z, First Form Frieza's power level is 220, his Second and Third form both have 400, his Final Form has 430, and his Full Power state has 610. According to Scouter Battle Taikan Kamehameha, Frieza's power level in his fourth form (during the Super 17 Saga of Dragon Ball GT) is 143,994,141. Dragon Ball Z: Scouter Battle Taikan Kamehameha states that Frieza's power level is 120,000,000 in his Fourth form, due to the fact that his 100% power form does not appear.
Main article: List of techniques used by Frieza
Frieza's power is naturally so great that his body could not comfortably contain it, and so Frieza developed series of physical transformations to limit his actual strength. While other beings in Dragon Ball usually transform to increase their power, Frieza originally transformed to control and contain it. His true form is his fourth form, with each of his first three transformations meant to restrict his power and conceal it from his enemies. Frieza even says upon transforming to his second state that he has a harder time controlling himself and his power due to the immensity of his current strength. That would suggest that the second and third forms are mere physical augmentations which would allow Frieza to build enough strength to revert to his true form. While changing shape from his "first form", each alteration builds on the previous. Frieza may also use these transformations to purposely decrease his power in order to torment his opponents by giving them a false sense of hope.
Later on, after a long period of intense training Frieza attained a transformation which greatly increased his power instead of decreasing it like his previous forms; his ultimate evolution.
Main article: Nightmare Transformation
In his first form, Frieza is a relatively short humanoid being, albeit with a large chestnut-shaped skull with two horns that protrude at near 45 degree angles. He also has a tail with a spiked end, which is relatively thick in width, able to crack the ground when slammed, as well as having three talon-like toes. He has purple sections on his head, shoulders, and abdomen. His pink parts with lines appear on his arms, legs, and cheeks as well as his lilac skin on his face, feet, and hands. He dons the wristbands and ankle bands with brown sections with lines on the front. He has red eye pupils and his lips are darker red. He wears the same upper-body armor and shorts that many of his subordinates (including the Saiyans) are shown to wear. While traveling, he often gives the appearance of weakness by exclusively using his hover chair for transportation, leaving his henchmen to do his "dirty work". In this form, Frieza appears to be very small in height, which is shown to be true on the rare occasions that he emerges from his hover-chair. His power level has been stated to be 530,000 by himself in the manga, when he fought Nail and in the Japanese and English versions of Dragon Ball Kai.
He used this form again when he was revived by Sorbet and Tagoma in Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’, after having his organic parts placed in a regeneration chamber. He also used it upon arriving on Earth. Due to his training, his power surpassed even the likes of Gohan. In the movie he also displayed the ability to transform straight from his first form to his true form.
Main article: Nightmare Transformation
His second form is similar in appearance to the first, except much larger, both in height and muscle mass, which can be clearly seen on his chest and stomach areas. Frieza claims to have at least doubled his power in this state, which he has stated is over 1,000,000. He also grows longer horns, which now instead of protruding sideways from his skull curve sharply upwards into near right angles. His armor cannot contain his form and shatters, leaving him with a new, white natural armor covering his chest and shoulders. He has purple sections on his shoulders and abdomen, and orange sections on his forearms and shins. In this form, he somewhat resembles his father King Cold. In the English anime, this form is referred to as his true first form, probably because of his father's form.
Main article: Nightmare Transformation
Frieza's third form is again more brutish, with an extremely elongated skull. His facial features contort and change, with his nose melding into his mouth to form a crude beak. His original horns recede and are now white in color, erupting in pairs along the length of his head. Two pairs of spikes grow out of his back and curve upward somewhat, and the armor on his shoulders fling themselves outward like shoulder pads. He walks and stands with a slight hunch, as if the strain of supporting his head was too much for even Frieza's own body to bear. Frieza stated that no one had ever seen this form before (which leads us to believe that Frieza, even only in his second form, had been more than enough to trample over any fighter he had come across in the universe). Although powerful, Frieza spent less time in this form than in any other form; spanning only one episode in the uncut version. In the dub, Frieza also jokingly stated when unveiling this form that his form would prevent him from winning a beauty contest. In the FUNimation dub, Frieza's voice in this form is essentially the same as his second form with a voice effect added to give him more of an alien-like voice (sounds like his first and second forms together). For the Season 3 Box Set, this effect was removed making him sound exactly the same as his second form. In Dragon Ball Z Kai, however, his voice is much deeper, similar to Cooler in his final form.
Hypothetical Final Form
Frieza's hypothetical final form, is a form imagined by Krillin when Frieza announces he will transform into his actual fourth form in the manga and anime series. The form also appears as a technique for Frieza and other characters in the Dragon Ball Z Collectible Card Game. Overall, it appears similar to his third form with two additional horns near the front, razor-sharp jaws, and a long purple tongue. Also, in the manga, the form's shoulders are sharpened.
The Japanese title of the chapter "The Final Transformation" refers to this state as Super Frieza (超フリーザ, Sūpā Furīza). This is, arguably, Frieza's most recognizable form. This form is the one that Frieza was born in, thus being his "true" or "base" form. Drastically differing from his previous transformations, in his fourth form, Frieza instead regresses, with his former form cracking and shattering like a shell, becoming a short, white lizard-like, almost harmless-looking creature; his horns and spikes disappear and his physique becomes streamlined. His skin becomes pure, solid-white with purple sections on his head, shoulders, forearms, abdomen and shins with the lines on his cheeks remained intact. His arms, legs, cheeks, and tail are no longer pink along with his lilac skin on his face, neck, hands, and feet. All injuries taken in other forms are healed. This is the form that allows him to reach his full potential. Frieza's regular final form is him using less than a third of his power. According to him, the only ones who have ever managed to harm him in this form are Goku and his father.
In PSP game Shin Budokai, Frieza is shown to have controlled his final form, and thus no longer uses lower forms to suppress his power (instead only using true and 100% Power forms) as he is capable of suppressing it without using them. In his scenario in Supersonic Warriors, Frieza attains immortality after a wish to Shenron, which changes him from his Mecha state back into his Final form. Thanks to his immortal body, he gains enough power to defeat Perfect Present Cell, vaporizing him with a powerful Death Ball. Frieza's Immortal Final Form state is his LV3 state in the game, with his regular final form being his LV1 state and his Mecha form being his LV2 state.
Frieza first utilizes this state when concluding that his regular final form is not completely outmatching Goku and thus increases up to 50%. Before powering up to 50% Power to fight Goku, Frieza states that he has never had to power up to 50% to fight an opponent before, as anyone he fought previously was defeated by lesser levels of his power. When he finds that he is easily beating Goku at this point, he decreases his power slightly by an unknown amount and still outmatches him. Frieza later increases up to 70% while fighting Super Saiyan Goku, before finally beginning his transformation to Full Power. Frieza later regress to his 50% Power state when fighting Gohan, and then powers back up to Full Power when Goku returns.
In the anime, while fighting Goku, Frieza says that he has never had to use more than 50% of his power in order to defeat an opponent.
100% Full Power
When Frieza attains 85%-100% strength in his final form, it greatly increases his muscle mass, though whether or not this affects his relative movement speed was never explicitly stated. At 100%, this is literally the peak of Frieza's power and the maximum amount of power his body can output; his muscle mass becomes engorged compared to his previously sleek frame. With absolute strength, he is able to make Super Saiyan Goku struggle during the final battle on Planet Namek. However, due to his prior damage and the strain on his body, he is not able to fight at maximum capacity for long, slowly weakening. Also, Goku says he was holding back to test the limits of Frieza's full power until Porunga appeared. Frieza's power level in this form is 150,000,000 in 100% power during the battle on Planet Namek. In this form, he obtains a light blue aura, yet his ki attacks remain the same, with their purple color.
Frieza's 100% Power form is a temporary power up in Supersonic Warriors that can be used by Frieza in any of his states: Final form (LV1), Mecha form (LV2), and Immortal Final form (LV3); unlike in the manga and anime, Frieza can go to 100% Power instantaneously and without gaining any extra muscle. In its sequel, Supersonic Warriors 2, Frieza can use his full power through the technique named 100% Activation which, like in the previous game, does not increase his muscles but instead gives him a white and purple aura. In the story mode of the PSP game Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai, Frieza is shown to have managed to control his 100% power form while in Hell, being able to power up to it instantaneously and without the risk of losing any power, making him able to stay in the form for as long as he wishes. Later on in the story, Frieza absorbs large quantities of evil energy, making him far stronger than anyone else on the planet.
By the time of his invasion of Earth in Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’, despite greatly increasing his power level compared to his fight on Namek, Frieza no longer needs to enlarge his muscles in order to use his full power. This makes him no longer strain his body and thereby allowing him to maintain his peak power for much longer durations of time unhindered, much like a Super Saiyan Full Power. He gained these abilities at some point during his training.
Main article: Cosmic Suit
Mecha Frieza (メカフリーザ), briefly referred to as Powered-Up Form by Frieza in the manga, is Frieza rebuilt with cybernetic enhancements by scientists under the order of King Cold after what remained of the still-living Frieza was salvaged after being physically ruined while caught in Planet Namek's explosion after his defeat. The whole of the lower half of his body and right side of his face was replaced with scarring and metal accouterments covering what little was left of his organic self. These enhancements allowed him to exceed the limits imposed by his fully organic form, though by how much or in what way is unknown. In the original manga, Gohan mentioned that he was nowhere near the power he displayed against Goku, but Vegeta said he was much stronger than before. In the FUNimation Remastered Box Sets, as well as the English dubbed version of Dragon Ball Kai, this form has a slight mechanical sound to his voice.
Lacking his physical body, Frieza's spirit remains with the appearance of Mecha Frieza during his time in Hell up until his resurrection in Resurrection ‘F’. Upon his revival, he is still Mecha Frieza (in pieces), however he is soon regenerated, regaining his full organic body.
In the video game Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors, Frieza obtains a cybernetic suit of armor that he places over his injuries after defeating Goku and which is his level two state in the game; while wearing the armor his appearance is identical to Mecha Frieza's but he is strong enough to defeat the Super Saiyans and Red Ribbon Androids. In Dragon Ball Z 2 V, when Frieza is in his alternate Cooler costume, Mecha Frieza is replaced with Meta-Cooler. It is to be noted that despite being outfitted with cybernetics, he is still susceptible to ki-sense unlike the Red Ribbon Army-created cyborgs/androids. This is especially evident with his travelling to Earth with King Cold, where the Z-Fighters managed to not only sense Frieza's approach, but also form up a resistance well before King Cold's ship even reached orbit.
Main article: Golden Form
A state achieved by Frieza, in which he is referred to as Golden Frieza (ゴールデンフリーザ; Gōruden Furīza). The form is referred to as being an Ultimate Evolution, his version specifically being referred to as Golden Form since he chose to make the state's armor golden. Frieza attained this form during the time he spent training for his invasion of Earth and revenge against the Saiyans. While the form grants Frieza an amazing amount of power (actually surpassing Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Goku and Vegeta), it comes at a great cost, for the form is very taxing on the user's stamina if they are not used to it. Goku and later Vegeta picked up on this weakness and used it to defeat the tyrant during the course of the battle. After using the form for a while, Frieza's stamina and power plummeted to the point where his attacks were no longer fazing Goku while using the form, showing Frieza's inexperience with the form. Vegeta speculated that Frieza must have came straight to Earth after he unlocked the form, given how much stamina and power Frieza was losing while in the form.
In this state, Frieza's skin returns to its lilac color albeit from a slighter darker shade on his face, hands, and feet and he gains golden armor that covers most of his body with the dark metal sections on his shoulders, arms and legs and the brighter sections on his head, tail, torso, wrists and shins. He also has purple plates on head, torso, wrists, and shins. His aura changes, becoming fiery like that of Super Saiyan God.
Other forms and power ups
Full Armor Mecha Frieza
Full Armor Mecha Frieza appears in the video game Super Dragon Ball Z, this form is a stronger version of Mecha Frieza (called Cyborg Frieza in-game): this form has a rocket launcher mounted on his shoulder, the ammunition for which are stored behind his other shoulder, he has a belt of explosives around his waist, and his tail is upgraded with additional armor and sharp blades.
Main article: Babidi's Mind Control
Frieza appears in this form in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2. Frieza's power increases greatly in this form, to the point of being able to fight Super Saiyan 2 Goku. In the story mode, he and Cell are revived and turned into Majins by Babidi. However, they are once again beaten by Goku and the other Z Fighters. When Majin Buu kills Babidi, Frieza and Cell turn back to their old selves and do not remember anything of being controlled by Babidi. After that, they are beaten and absorbed by Super Buu, and sent back to Hell when Super Buu is defeated. Majin Frieza is also a starter character in Dragon Ball Z 2 V. His appearance while under Babidi's control also differs in that he bears the Majin mark on his forehead.
Frieza (Evil Energy absorbed)
Main article: Janemba
In Shin Budokai, Frieza absorbs and begins generating evil energy in order to power himself up. The presence of evil energy inside him causes him to start to become Janemba, and bulks up his muscles to the size that they are usually at when he is using his Full Power. Frieza attempts to destroy the planet, but is beaten by Krillin and Android 18 after their positive energy weaken him, and he is sent to Hell. While in Hell, it is implied that Frieza may have been fully transformed into Janemba by the evil energy he generated.
Main article: Fourth Transformation In Cooler's ending of the New World Tournament in the PSP game Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai - Another Road, Frieza achieves the fifth form at some point after his match with Cooler, though he is not shown in the form on-screen: after Frieza congratulates Cooler on winning the tournament, Cooler decides that he and Frieza will destroy the Saiyans with their power and he wants to have another battle with his brother to show the universe their family's true power. The two then transform (though only Cooler is shown), and attack Goku and Vegeta.
Evil Energy power up
Main article: Towa's Dark Magic In the story of Dragon Ball: Xenoverse, Towa gives first form Frieza the ability to use the evil energy power up. Frieza uses this power up while fighting Vegeta, Krillin, and Gohan. The power up also allows him to skip from his first form to his final form.
In Dragon Ball: Xenoverse Frieza is hit by the Time Breaker's dark magic in order to give Frieza the power to use Villainous Mode. While in this state Frieza is much stronger than he was originally. His appearance changes slightly, his eyes turning pure red and he gains a dark aura. Frieza is shown using Villainous Mode in Final Form and 100% Full Power state.
Demon God Possessed
Main articles: Demigra's Dark Magic and Villainous Mode During the finale of Xenoverse Démigra resurrects Frieza and possess him, while possessed Frieza uses his 100% Full Power, his body turns purplish, his eyes go pure red, and he gains the two black lines that go from the bottom of his eyes to the bottom of his head. When fought in game Frieza also has Villainous Mode active, however when playable he lacks this additional form.
Angered Golden Form
Main article: Angered Golden Form
Angered Golden Frieza is an empowered state of Golden Frieza, this form is a result of Golden Frieza becoming extremely angry and further powering up. In this state Golden Frieza's eyes become bloodshot, and the veins on his skin bulge out - signifying his anger and power increase.
This form of Frieza is playable from God Mission 6 of Dragon Ball Heroes.
Powered Up Form
Frieza attains this form at some point during Dragon Ball GT as shown during the Dragon Ball GT (1997 live show). Frieza uses this form and easily defeats Trunks, however Frieza and Cell are actually looking for Goku, so Pan and Trunks fool them into thinking Goku is coming and while they are distracted they flee. Frieza and Cell then head to search for Goku.
Dragon Ball GT (1997 live show)
Main article: Dragon Ball GT (1997 live show) Frieza and Cell (with new forms) appear as the final villains of the live GT show, Frieza easily defeats Trunks as Cell watches on. However the two are actually looking for Goku, so Pan and Trunks trick them into thinking Goku is coming so that they can flee. Frieza and Cell then resume their search for Goku.
Frieza appears when the tourists reach the Fuji TV orb section. He blasts the orb and throws it into the ocean. Goku, Krillin, and Gohan appear and lift the orb but Frieza attempts to destroy it with a Death Beam. Goku blocks the attack and then transforms into a Super Saiyan to battle Max Power Frieza.
Frieza makes some appearances in other mangas that are made for special events, like a special chapter made for the 30th anniversary of KochiKame. Frieza is waiting with Appule on Namek for the three other Dragon Balls to be found, when Ryotsu Kankichi comes and says that Frieza cannot park his spaceship there. Frieza uses a Death Beam to kill Ryotsu Kankichi but, to their surprise, he is still alive. Ryotsu Kankichi yells that they have to pay the fine and Frieza attacks with an energy wave, which also fails to hurt Ryotsu Kankichi. When Ryotsu Kankichi pulls a Rocket Launcher out of the air, Appule says that there is no doubt and that Ryotsu Kankichi is a gag manga character. Frieza says he does not care because he is the strongest being in the universe and he fires blasts at Ryotsu Kankichi until he is tired. When even this does not kill Ryotsu Kankichi, Frieza leaves in his spaceship with Appule, and says that nothing happened.
Frieza also appears briefly in the first chapter of the manga Dragon Ball: Episode of Bardock, seen destroying Planet Vegeta.
Video game appearances
All games are listed in chronological order of release.
- Dragon Ball Z: Kyōshū! Saiyan (Famicom) – Cameo at the end of the game.
- Dragon Ball Z II: Gekishin Freeza (Famicom) – Appears in First and Final Form.
- Dragon Ball Z III: Ressen Jinzōningen (Famicom) – Appears in Final and Mecha Form.
- Dragon Ball Z: Legend of the Super Saiyan (Super Famicom) – Appears in all forms except Mecha Form.
- Dragon Ball Z Gaiden: Saiyajin Zetsumetsu Keikaku (Famicom) – Appears in Final Form. A regular enemy called Psycho Frieza also appears.
- Dragon Ball Z: Gekitō Tenkaichi Budōkai (Famicom) – Playable in all forms except Mecha Form.
- Dragon Ball Z: Super Butōden (SNES) – Playable in 100% Final Form.
- Cult Jump (Game Boy)
- Dragon Ball Z: Super Gokuden: Kakusei-Hen (Super Famicom) – Second and Final Form.
- Dragon Ball Z: Goku Gekitōden (Game Boy) – Playable in First and Final Form.
- Dragon Ball Z: Buyū Retsuden (Sega Mega Drive) – Playable in Final Form.
- Dragon Ball Z (Arcade)
- Dragon Ball Z: Idainaru Son Goku Densetsu (PC-Engine) – Appears in Final Form.
- Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Battle 22 (PlayStation) – Playable in Final Form.
- Dragon Ball Z: Hyper Dimension (SNES) – Playable in Final Form.
- Dragon Ball Z Gaiden: Shin Saiyajin Zetsumetsu Keikaku - Chikyū-Hen (Playdia) – Appears in Final Form as a Ghost Warrior.
- Dragon Ball Z: The Legend (PlayStation, Sega Saturn) – Playable in Final Form.
- Dragon Ball GT: Final Bout (PlayStation) – Playable in Final Form.
- Dragon Ball Z Collectible Card Game – Usable in all forms, with the addition of his Hypothetical Final Form as a technique.
- Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku (Game Boy Advance) – Appears in all forms except Mecha Form.
- Dragon Ball Z: Legendary Super Warriors (Game Boy Color) – Appears in Final Form.
- Dragon Ball Z: Budokai (GameCube, PlayStation 2) – Playable in First, Final, 100% and Mecha Form.
- Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku II (Game Boy Advance) – Appears in Final Form and Mecha Form.
- Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 (GameCube, PlayStation 2) – Playable in Final, Mecha and Majin Form.
- Dragon Ball Z 2 V (PlayStation 2) – Playable in Final, Mecha and Majin Form. Also playable as Kuriza and Cooler.
- Dragon Ball Z: Taiketsu (Game Boy Advance) – Playable in Final Form.
- Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors (Game Boy Advance) – Playable in Final Form, Mecha Form (Cybernetic armor), and Immortal body. His 100% state is a power up that can be used in any of his forms.
- Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 (PlayStation 2) – Playable in all forms (except his Budokai 2 exclusive Majin form).
- Data Carddass Dragon Ball Z (Arcade) – Playable in Final Form.
- Dragon Ball Z: Sagas (GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox) – Appears in First, Second, and Final Form.
- Jump Super Stars (Nintendo DS) – Playable in Final Form.
- Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi (PlayStation 2) – Playable in all forms.
- Data Carddass Dragon Ball Z 2 (Arcade) – Playable in First Form.
- Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2 (Nintendo DS) – Playable in Final and Mecha forms.
- Super Dragon Ball Z (PlayStation 2) – Playable in Final Form and Cyborg Form (Mecha Form redesigned by Akira Toriyama).
- Battle Stadium D.O.N (GameCube, PlayStation 2) – Playable in Final Form.
- Dragon Ball Z TV game (Pinball mode) – Appears in all forms except Mecha Form.
- Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 (PlayStation 2, Wii) – Playable in all forms.
- Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai (PSP) – Playable in Final Form and 100% Final Form.
- Jump Ultimate Stars (Nintendo DS) – Playable in Final Form.
- Dragon Ball Z: Battle Taikan Kamehameha – Appears in Final Form.
- Dragon Ball Z: Battle Taikan Kamehameha 2 – Appears in Final Form.
- Dragon Ball Z: Scouter Battle Taikan Kamehameha – Appears in Final Form.
- Dragon Ball Z: Bakuretsu Impact (Arcade) – Playable in First Form, Second Form, Third Form, Final Form, Mecha Form.
- Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai - Another Road (PSP) Playable in Final and 100% Final Form.
- Dragon Ball Z: Harukanaru Densetsu (Nintendo DS) – Appears in all forms.
- Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 (PlayStation 2, Wii) – Playable in all forms but Mecha is a separate character.
- Dragon Ball Z: W Bakuretsu Impact (Arcade)
- Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360) – Playable in all forms except Mecha Form (who appears in a cutscene).
- Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World (PlayStation 2) – Playable in all forms. Also appears in two Minigames.
- Dragon Ball Collectible Card Game – Usable in all forms.
- Dragon Ball Z: Dragon Battlers (Arcade) – Playable in all forms.
- Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans (Nintendo DS) – Cameo at the end of the game.
- Dragon Ball: Raging Blast (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360) – Playable in all forms except Mecha Form. 50% Power appears as a technique.
- Dragon Ball Online (Computer) – Appears in First Form, Second Form, and Final Form. Non-playable.
- Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team (PSP)
- Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360) – Playable in all forms. 50% Power appears as a technique.
- Dragon Ball Heroes (Arcade) – Frieza (during Battle on Namek) is playable in all forms. Can also be fought as a boss alongside his spaceship, and can be summoned alongside his ship. Ghost Frieza also appears as a special card. Resurrection Frieza is playable in First Form, True Form, and as Golden Frieza.
- Dragon Ball Kai: Ultimate Butōden (Nintendo DS)
- Dragon Ball: Zenkai Battle Royale (Arcade) – Frieza is playable in Final Form (w/ Mecha Frieza as an alternate costume). Resurrection Frieza is playable in True Form and as Golden Frieza.
- Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360) – Playable in all forms except Mecha Form.
- Dragon Ball Z For Kinect (Xbox 360) – Playable in all forms except Mecha Form.
- Dragon Ball: Tap Battle (Android2.3, iOS) – Playable in Final Form. Briefly appears in 50% Power when preparing Death Ball/Death Bomb.
- Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita) – Playable in all forms except Mecha Form.
- J-Stars Victory Vs (PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita) – Playable in Final Form.
- Dragon Ball: Ultimate Swipe (Android2.3, iOS) – Playable in Final Form.
- Dragon Ball: Xenoverse (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360) – Playable in First Form, Final Form, 100% Full Power, and Villainous Mode (100% Full Power).
- Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle (Mobile) - Resurrection Frieza is playable in True Form (Full Power), Golden Frieza is an assist character.
- Dragon Ball Discross (Arcade) – Playable in Final Form and Ultimate Evolution.
Battle of Z - Special Age
- "Greatest Family Ever"
Angry at being defeated, Frieza gathers an army in Hell of former members of the Galactic Frieza Army and challenge the Z Fighters to an all out battle. Frieza's allies include Cooler, Frieza Soldier, Ginyu, Guldo, Burter, Jeice, and Meta-Cooler. After all of his allies have been defeated, Frieza takes on his Final Form and Full Power states. He battles the Z Fighters, but is still beaten.
- "Enemies Unite"
Frieza teams up with Cell, Kid Buu, as well as an alternate Vegeta who still acts that way that Vegeta did during the Vegeta Saga. The four take control of the Hyperbolic Time Chamber, forming a team referred to as The Bosses. The team challenge the Z Fighters, but are defeated and sent back to Hell.
- "The Ultimate, Vegito"
Frieza returns alongside many heroes and villains alike to participate in a final battle against the Z Fighters, who have surpassed the gods themselves. Frieza and the other heroes and villains eventually fall before the might of the Z Fighters.
- Supersonic Warriors series
In Frieza's scenario in Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors, Frieza's life is the same as in the main series up until his final battle with Goku: Frieza manages to defeat Super Saiyan Goku and escapes Namek with Captain Ginyu just before it explodes. After returning to Planet Frieza, Frieza upgrades himself with cybernetic armor, and he and Ginyu go to hunt down Vegeta and Gohan. Frieza defeats and kills Super Saiyan Vegeta, and then heads to Capsule Corporation where the Z Fighters and their allies are trying to revive Goku. Krillin tries to stop Frieza but is defeated after running out of Senzu Beans, though he buys enough time for Goku to be revived. Goku confronts Frieza and requests West City not to be involved in their fight, but Frieza destroys the city against Goku's will. Gohan arrives and he and his father transform into Super Saiyans but, even with their combined power, they are defeated and killed by Frieza. While Frieza heads to his ship to relax, Ginyu takes the Dragon Radar and heads to find the Dragon Balls for Frieza. However, Dr. Gero sends Android 18 assisted by Android 17 and Android 16 to kill Frieza, but Frieza defeats them. Frieza then meets Ginyu, who has collected four of the Dragon Balls, and the two head to Gero's base, the location of the last three Dragon Balls. When Ginyu goes inside to get the Dragon Balls, he is attacked by Gero and has his energy taken. Frieza is confronted by Gero, but tells the doctor that he will not destroy him if he accepts to work for him. Gero briefly thinks about it but then refuses and attacks. Frieza defeats Gero and wishes for an immortal body, stripping him of his cybernetic upgrades and also causing him to no longer have to power up to 100%, making him identical in appearance to his regular Final form. After he fused with Kami, Piccolo quickly heads to fight the now immortal Frieza but is also defeated. Frieza kills off mankind and makes Earth the center of his empire under the name of Planet Frieza No. 80. Twenty years later, Present Cell awakens in his Perfect form thanks to adjustments by Gero before his death. After being told who he is, Cell attacks and destroys Frieza's castle and new elite force. Frieza appears and confronts Present Cell, and the two have a brief discussion before engaging in one last battle. Frieza defeats Present Cell, who reveals that he can regenerate as much as he wants. Frieza realizes that he can kill Present Cell only by destroying all of his cells and hits him with a Death Ball, destroying him and the Earth. Frieza then leaves and conquers every planet in the universe without opposition.
In Ginyu's scenario in Supersonic Warriors, Ginyu manages to defeat almost all of the Z Fighters and the Androids. In the finale, Ginyu and Frieza defeat Gohan and Piccolo, and successfully collect all seven of Earth's Dragon Balls. Happily, Frieza tells Ginyu that he can have the first wish and Frieza will take the others. Ginyu's wish resurrects the Ginyu Force and then Shenron disappears. The shocked Frieza is told by the injured Piccolo that the Earth's Dragon Balls only grant one wish. In a rage, Frieza kills Piccolo and then attacks the Ginyu Force out of anger at them having their wish granted. Ginyu manages to calm Frieza down but, still angry, Frieza destroys the Earth. Ginyu and Frieza then return to Planet Frieza and resume their normal lives.
In Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2, there is a what-if scenario where Frieza arrives on Planet Namek in his Final Form and decides to take care of any problems himself. He kills Vegeta and then fights and defeats Super Saiyan Goku, but is caught in Planet Namek's explosion. Frieza is found by King Cold and rebuilt as Mecha Frieza, he then heads to Earth, fights and is defeated by Future Trunks, but he and his army escape in their spaceship. Frieza returns when the world has been decimated by the Androids and uses his new power to kill Future Trunks and Goku. Frieza then takes their Dragon Balls and becomes the Immortal King of the Universe.
Another scenario in Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2 has Cooler sent by King Cold to assist Frieza on Namek. After several failed assassination attempts, Frieza goes to fight Cooler and his squad. After killing them, he claims the Big Gete Star as his own and uses it to help him rule the universe.
- Budokai series
In Dragon Ball Z: Budokai, in a two part what-if saga, "Raging Frieza" and "The True Ruler", Frieza becomes enraged when finding out his goal of wishing for eternal life with the Namekian Dragon Balls will not happen (as he does in the main timeline). Instead of fighting Vegeta, he first defeats Gohan. When Piccolo arrives, he fights Frieza but is defeated. Frieza then powers up to his final form and kills Vegeta with the Death Beam. When arriving and finding most of his friends killed, Goku's rage builds up and he transforms into a Super Saiyan. Frieza goes to his 100% full power and eventually kills Goku. He then sees Porunga and wishes for eternal life. After becoming immortal, Frieza proceeds to destroy Namek and then heads to Earth in order to blow it up.
In Frieza's arcade mode in Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai - Another Road, Frieza enters into the World Martial Arts Tournament. After he defeats all of his opponents, he tells the World Tournament Announcer that he is the ruler of the universe and that he is going to sell the planet, but the announcer believes that he is joking. Frieza threatens the announcer, but then decides not to bother and instead celebrates his victory in peace.
- Budokai Tenkaichi series
In Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi, in the what-if saga "The Cosmic Emperor", Frieza manages to defeat Super Saiyan Goku, but is still unable to take gain eternal youth. Frieza eventually confronts Cooler and manages to defeat him. Then, Frieza goes on to take complete control of the universe, even killing Future Trunks, with Cooler as his elite right-hand man.
In Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2, in the what-if saga "Beautiful Treachery", Zarbon learns about the wishing powers of the Dragon Balls and betrays Frieza: Zarbon informs Cooler in order to use him as a distraction against Frieza. Frieza and Cooler's forces go to war against each other, with Frieza (in his first form) and Cooler fighting each other head on. Frieza eventually senses Porunga's summoning and ceases fighting Cooler to check. Frieza proceeds to battle Zarbon and Goku before leaving to fight Cooler again. Frieza and Cooler begin fighting at maximum power, and end up destroying Namek.
Two what-if stories include Frieza in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3: "Galaxy Battle" and "Unexpected Help". "Galaxy Battle" is the third story Kibito Kai shows to Goku: Frieza did not plan on killing the Saiyans until around Age 762, and the Saiyans attack Frieza. After the Saiyans defeat most of his forces and King Vegeta defeats King Cold, Frieza in his first form personally arrives and defeats Bardock, before slaughtering both King Vegeta and Prince Vegeta. Bardock remains and uses up all of his energy to kill Frieza, but dies in the process. "Unexpected Help" is the final world that Kibito Kai shows to Goku: when Mecha Frieza and King Cold arrive on Earth and prepare to terrorize its people, they are confronted by Spike the Devil Man. Mecha Frieza fights Spike and is immune to all of the Devilman's attacks until Spike uses his Devilmite Beam, killing the tyrant due to the evil in his heart. Frieza's remaining soldiers and father follow soon after.
- Battle of Z - "Another Age"
Frieza appears in several what-if scenarios in Battle of Z.
If Frieza is used in the scenario "Revolting Soldiers", Frieza's army of 150 Frieza Soldiers will claim that they believe that Frieza will wipe them out like he did the Saiyans. Frieza tells them that this claim is ridiculous but proceeds to wipe out all 150 of them anyway due to their treachery.
Frieza also appears in the scenario "Spirit Bomb", in which he manages to finally get his wish to become invincible and immortal (also gaining the ability to create clones of himself). Frieza's clones battle Goku, Krillin, Gohan, and Piccolo while Frieza watches from atop a mountain. Upon the defeat of the clones, Frieza himself comes down and begins to dominate the Z Fighters in battle until Goku gathers energy from all over the universe into a Universal Spirit Bomb and blasts Frieza down into Namek's core.
Frieza has made numerous appearances in other media. He has appeared in Japanese commercials, notably for the video game Super Gokuden: Kakusei-Hen.
On March 25, 2006, on Fuji TV, Frieza and Goku appeared in the segment IQ Mirror Mistake 7 (ＩＱミラーまちがい７, Aikyuu Miraa Machigai Nana) in the game show IQ Supplement (ＩＱサプリ). In this segment, 7 mistakes can be found throughout a short animation made specifically for the show. In the scene, Frieza has gathered all seven Dragon Balls and is about to summon forth the Namekian dragon, when Goku suddenly appears. Goku vows to stop him, but Frieza has other plans. Frieza rapidly transforms to his final form, while Goku transforms into a Super Saiyan. The two fly across the face of Namek, exchanging blows with neither backing down. Frieza prepares and fires a "Destroy The Planet!" Death Ball at Goku, but the Saiyan counters it with a Super Kamehameha. The two waves collide, but the Super Kamehameha is too much for Frieza to handle. On April 7, 2007, IQ Mirror Mistake 7 was re-aired during Fuji TV's historical special Nippon Ijin Taishō · Saikyō no Ijin wa Dare? (日本偉人大賞・最強の偉人は誰？; lit. "Japan's Great Awards - Who is the Strongest Hero?"), which also featured a special segment in which Goku and the World Tournament Announcer appear. IQ Mirror Mistake 7 was also shown by Ryūsei Nakao (Frieza's Japanese voice) at Animazement 2008.
The Japanese nu metal/punk band Maximum the Hormone released 「F」 as part of an A-side of a music single on July 9, 2008. The entirety of the song references Frieza and his character's arc, with the single itself rising as high as number two on the Oricon music chart.
A commercial for "Kirin Mets Grape Frieza" depicts Frieza entering his various transformation states barring his Ultimate Evolution state.
In the manga Black Cat, the character Sven Vollfied is often seen using his cell phone. At the top of the phone's wrist strap is a miniature-sized badge of Frieza's head. A caricature of Frieza mixed with a grays was parodied as a mech pilot in an episode of Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi. The anime Yakitate!! Japan featured a spoof re-enactment of the fight between Goku and Frieza, with a character clad in a refrigerator representing the latter. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure; Diamond is Unbreakable features a "Stand" character named "Red Hot Chili Pepper", whose design is confirmed by author Hirohiko Araki to be based on Frieza's final form. The Cartoon Network staple Codename: Kids Next Door had a parody of their own of the climactic fight and the Frieza character, with the Delightful Children From Down the Lane portraying him as a multi-headed monstrosity.
- Frieza vs. King Cold
- Frieza vs. Beerus
Dragon Ball Z
- Frieza (First Form) vs. King Vegeta (Anime only)
- Frieza (First Form) vs. Nail
- Frieza (First Form) vs. Vegeta
- Frieza (Second Form) vs. Krillin
- Frieza (Second Form) vs. Gohan
- Frieza (Second Form) vs. Vegeta
- Frieza (Second Form) vs. Piccolo
- Frieza (Third Form) vs. Piccolo
- Frieza (Third Form) vs. Gohan
- Frieza (Final Form) vs. Vegeta
- Frieza (Final Form) vs. Goku
- Frieza (Final Form) vs. Piccolo
- Frieza (Final Form) vs. Goku (Super Saiyan)
- Frieza (Final Form, 50%) vs. Gohan (Anime only)
- Frieza (Final Form, 100%) vs. Goku (Super Saiyan)
- Mecha Frieza vs. Future Trunks (Super Saiyan)
- Frieza (Final Form) and King Cold vs. Pikkon (Anime only)
Dragon Ball GT
- Frieza (Final Form) and Cell (Perfect Form) vs. Goku
- Frieza (First Form) vs. Bardock
- Frieza (Final Form) vs. Goku (Super Saiyan) (Kyutai Panic Adventure!)
- Ghost Warrior Frieza (Final Form) vs. Future Trunks (Super Saiyan) and Vegeta (Super Saiyan)
- Frieza (Final Form) vs. Gohan
- Frieza (First Form) vs. Gohan
- Frieza (Final Form/Golden Form) vs. Goku (Base/Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan)
- Frieza (Golden Form/Final Form) vs. Vegeta (Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan)
- Frieza (Final Form) vs. Goku (Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan)
List of characters killed by Frieza
- King Vegeta – Killed by Frieza with a single punch.
- King Vegeta's Elite Soldiers – Killed by Frieza using his Eye Lasers.
- Bardock – Bardock was apparently killed when Frieza threw his Supernova at Planet Vegeta to blow it up. Several media released after Dragon Ball Z: Bardock - The Father of Goku show that Bardock was sent to another time instead of dying.
- Frieza Soldiers – Killed by the Supernova that Frieza uses when he decides to destroy Planet Vegeta.
- Saiyans – Frieza killed the Saiyans with a Supernova, destroying the Planet Vegeta.
- Namekians – Killed many during the war on Namek. They were later revived with the Dragon Balls.
- Cargo – Killed by Frieza with an energy blast over Moori's shoulder. He was later revived with the Dragon Balls with the rest of the Namekians. Frieza only kills him in the manga, in the anime Cargo is killed by Dodoria.
- Orlen – He returned to Frieza after discovering the hidden village Vegeta attacked, but as he had not found out where Vegeta had hidden the Dragon Ball, Frieza killed him with his Eye Laser, threatening to do the same to Zarbon if he did not find Vegeta and make him talk.
- Namole – While Namole timidly delivered the news that the Ginyu Force were arriving soon, Frieza kills him for showing fear in his presence.
- Dende – Frieza saw that Dende had the power to heal, so he killed him with a Death Beam to eliminate this threat. He was later revived with the Dragon Balls.
- Vegeta – Frieza mercilessly beat him up, and then when Goku came and Vegeta talked about Frieza being beaten by a Saiyan, Frieza killed the Saiyan Prince with a Death Beam through the chest just to shut him up. Before dying, he told Goku to destroy Frieza, but was later revived with the Dragon Balls. When the timeline is altered in Dragon Ball: Xenoverse, Frieza kills Vegeta before Goku even arrives.
- Krillin – Frieza lifted him into the air using telekinesis and blew him up when he clenched his fist, inducing Goku's first Super Saiyan transformation. He was later revived with the Namekian Dragon Balls. (Note: This was Krillin's second time dying, as he was killed by Tambourine in Dragon Ball). When the timeline is altered in Dragon Ball: Xenoverse, Frieza kills Krillin before Goku even arrives.
- Unnamed Captain – Killed by Frieza, who pierced him with his hand from behind after he retreated from Future Trunks.
- Tagoma – Killed by Frieza when he says that Frieza should just forget about Goku and the others.
- North City Civilians – Upon beginning his invasion of Earth, Frieza destroys North City with a Death Beam, killing all of the civilians.
- Frieza Force – Killed by Frieza after they were defeated by the Z Fighters.
- Everyone on Earth - Frieza destroys Earth during his fight with Vegeta, killing everyone on the planet, except for Whis, Beerus, Goku, Gohan, Piccolo, Krillin, Tien, Master Roshi, Bulma and Jaco. Whis utilized his time manipulation powers to rewind time so that Goku could stop Frieza from destroying Earth, thus stopping their deaths from ever happening.
- Gohan – When the timeline is altered in Dragon Ball: Xenoverse, Frieza kills Gohan before Goku can arrive and save him.
- Bunbuku Island Inhabitants – After the defeat of the Ghost Warriors in Dragon Ball Z Gaiden: Saiyajin Zetsumetsu Keikaku, Ghost Frieza blows up Bunbuku Island, killing all of the inhabitants, they were later revived with the Dragon Balls.
- Mr. Satan – In Dragon Ball Z Gaiden: Saiyajin Zetsumetsu Keikaku, Mr. Satan is killed when Ghost Frieza blows up Bunbuku Island, he is later brought back by the Dragon Balls.
- Broly – Killed by Frieza behind the scenes in the story mode of Shin Budokai when they began fighting over the location of the Dragon Balls.
- What-if scenarios
- Cell - Killed by Frieza in Frieza's what-if story in Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors.
- Cooler/Meta-Cooler - Frieza commits fratricide and kills his cybernetic revived brother, with the assistance of his father in Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2.
Voice actors and actresses
- Japanese: Ryūsei Nakao
- English dubs:
- Dragon Ball GT: Final Bout: Kevin Seymour
- Ocean Group dubs: Pauline Newstone (DBZ), Lee Tockar (upcoming DBZ Kai dub)
- FUNimation dub: Linda Young (DBZ, games until Raging Blast 2, DBZ Kai ep. 1), Chris Ayres (DBZ Kai ep. 19 onwards, video games from Raging Blast 2 onwards)
- Blue Water dub: Maureen Jones (DBGT)
- AB Group dub: Ed Marcus
- Hebrew dub: Simcha Barbiro
- Spanish dub (Latin America): Gerardo Reyero (DBZ, DBGT), Ricardo Brust (DBZ Episode 44), Dafnis Fernández (DBZ Kai), Enrique Cervantes (Bardock - The Father of Goku)
- Spanish dub (Spain): Ángel Corpa
- Brazilian Portuguese dub: Carlos Campanile
- Portuguese dub (Portugal): Ricardo Spínola
- Danish dub: Peter Secher Schmidt
- French dub: Philippe Ariotti
- German dub: Thomas-Nero Wolff
- Italian dub: Gianfranco Gamba
- Polish dub: Wojciech Paszkowski
- Croatian dub: Sven Jakir
- Hungarian dub: Cs.Németh Lajos
- Catalan dub: Jordi Vilaseca (DBZ, DBGT), Domènech Farell (DBZ Kai)
- Greek dub: Matina Karra, Themis Psihogios (some episodes)
- Valencian dub: Jose Luis Valero
- Korean dub: Lee Jaemyeong (Original Series)
- Serbian dub: Dragan Vujic (Old Serbian Dub)
- Galician dub: Gonzalo Failde
- Thai dub: Thanakrit Janklongtham
- His voice as done by Linda Young in the English FUNimation dub is criticized; with that and various features in his character design like his dark colored lips leads to some gender confusion with new fans.
- Frieza was mentioned as one of the "most beloved characters" in an article by GamePro. Also on pages D1 and D3 of The Ledger's December 8, 1999 paper, he is one of the reasons that DBZ was listed as a violent show for children back then stating, "In one recent episode, beads of sweat form on the brow of a character named Vegeta, as he is nearly strangled to death by an evil foe named Frieza. In another, Frieza uses the horns on his head to impale a good guy named Krillin through the chest."  As well as opinions on his appearance: "Little Gohan is abruptly in the icy metallic grip of one of his arch-nemeses, Frieza, a silvery androgynous giant who looks like a cross between the monster in Alien and Batman's Mr. Freeze." 
- Additionally, Frieza is on the "Top Ten Anime Villains" of all time by watchmojo.com and is ranked as #1 on the list.
- He was also in a "List of the Top 11 Anime Villains" made by That Dude in The Suede (an affiliate of That Guy with the Glasses) in which Frieza is ranked #6.
- A Spanish thrash metal band named Crisix has made a song called "Frieza The Tyrant", from the album Rise...Then Rest. The song is an homage to "the most evil villain in Dragon Ball", as described by the band, and lyrics are about the darkness of Frieza's nature and the end of his empire. The song's introduction is a remix of "Genkidama", from Dragon Ball Z's Japanese original soundtrack.
- A Japanese nu metal band named Maximum the Hormone even dedicated a song to Frieza, titled "F". The titular reference to Frieza's name as simply "F" would later inspire Akira Toriyama in his choice to title the upcoming 2015 movie involving Frieza's resurrection, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection "F".
- In an interview with Akira Toriyama, he revealed that Frieza is a combination of all his worst fears.
- Frieza's story somewhat mirrors many Greek tragedies, incorporating the message that one cannot escape from his own fate or destiny no matter what one does to avoid it. In fear of the Legend of the Super Saiyan, Frieza destroyed the Saiyans, thus causing the catalyst necessary for a Saiyan to become what he had feared.
- Out of all the villains Frieza is the only villain to be the antagonist of more than one story arc. To start he was the main villain of his Saga, then the Father of Goku special, and then Resurrection of F. He also is the most recurring villain though the franchise and due to his role in Goku's origins, the antagonist of the whole Dragon Ball franchise.
- Ironically, despite doing everything in his power to make sure that a Super Saiyan would never surface, Frieza caused the most Super Saiyan transformations in the series: he caused Goku to become a Super Saiyan by killing Krillin, he caused Gohan to become a Super Saiyan in the Time Chamber when Gohan envisioned Frieza killing his friends and family, his and his ancestor Chilled's actions caused Bardock to become a Super Saiyan, and Broly states in Shin Budokai that Frieza destroying Planet Vegeta was what caused him to ascend to Legendary Super Saiyan for the first time.
- Frieza is the final villain in the Dragon Ball manga to have a desire for the Dragon Balls. Though there were also villains in animes and movies who later expressed such desires, as well as villains in video games (Bojack wants them in Dragon Ball Z: Super Butōden 2, Cooler and Cell join Frieza in trying to obtain them in Shin Budokai, and Future Babidi wants to use the Dragon Balls to wish for control over Future Majin Buu in Shin Budokai - Another Road).
- Frieza has a merchandise only joke form called "Pure Gold Frieza" which is based on Golden Frieza. It is stated by Frieza that this form is the result of him "over training" - causing him to gain an Ultimate Evolution-like state that is pure gold in appearance.
- In the Hebrew Dub Frieza is called "Pariz" to make him more manly, while "Freezer" serves as his surname. He also claims in the Hebrew dub to possess freezing powers, threatening to freeze Zarbon if he doesn't find Vegeta.
- An error in the FUNimation dub had Frieza (in his first form) saying he was 530,000 times stronger than Nail, who had a power level of 42,000. This meant that Frieza's power level was 22,260,000,000. In the original Japanese dub Frieza states he has a power level of 530,000 and he later states this in the FUNimation dub of DBZ Kai as well.
- In the Hebrew dub of Bardock - The Father of Goku, Frieza is referred to as "king" of the Galactic Empire while in the Hebrew dub of the franchise he was usually called by the title: "Adon" ("lord") by his subordinates as part of his role of the Galactic Frieza Army leader. In this dub he also compliments the intruding young prince Vegeta for the conquest of Kanassa despite the young Saiyan never fought there.
- Several mistakes regarding the color of Frieza's neck, armor, and tail are made during the Namek Saga. Occasionally (though not often), Frieza's neck is shown to be pink instead of the same almost-white color of his face, and at other times, the purple spike at the end of his tail is also shown to be pink. In at least one scene in "Vegeta Revived", during an explosion, Frieza's armor is white instead of purple.
- Frieza's third form somewhat resembles a Xenomorph from the Alien film series, particularly in skull structure and his dorsal spines (in addition, Cooler's final form vaguely resembles a Predator).
- The fight between Goku and Frieza was the longest in the Dragon Ball Z anime, at 19 episodes.
- Frieza survived one of the most horrific injuries in the series: the loss of the lower half of his body, his right eye, the upper part of his head and his left arm.
- Frieza has his tail cut off three times. The first time is when he was in his second form, when Krillin chops it off with a Destructo Disc, though it seems to regenerate when he enters his final form. The second is when he is hit by Goku's Spirit Bomb, as part of it is unable to withstand the blast and thus comes off. The third is when he is cut in half by his own attack, the energy disks slice off his body in half, along with one arm and his tail.
- In addition, Frieza is chopped in half twice during his lifetime. The first is when he is chopped horizontally in two by his own energy disk. The second is when Future Trunks slices him vertically in half, seconds before chopping him to pieces and completely destroying him. In Dragon Ball GT, Frieza is chopped in half a third time while fighting Goku in Hell and using Krillin's Destructo Disk technique against him, which Goku turns back on him.
- Frieza is the second villain to be defeated by Goku and return as a cyborg. The first is Mercenary Tao. Interestingly, both characters suffered grave injuries resulting in receiving cybernetics because of dirty attacks towards Goku (i.e. begging for mercy, and then attacking Goku when his guard was let down), and both were given cybernetics by a relative of theirs. They were also both defeated very quickly after reappearing by someone other than Goku.
- Of all villains, Frieza has reappeared and been defeated the most; a total of 5 times, or 6 if counting Ghost Warrior Frieza defeated by Future Trunks. He has been defeated twice by Goku, once by Future Trunks, once by Pikkon, and once by Gohan.
- Frieza's voice in the Great Saiyaman Saga, Fusion Reborn, and Dragon Ball GT, sounds like that of his first form even though he is in his final form. This voice is also used for him in all video games where only his 2nd and 3rd forms sound differently from his first form (though in some games even they sound the same).
- In the Japanese and English versions of Dragon Ball Kai, Frieza's theme song, "Only a Chilling Elegy", is played in the episode "A Nightmare Transformation! Frieza's Power-Level One Million?!", before and during the time when Frieza in his second form impales Krillin with his horn and in the episode "Frieza's Final Transformation! The Ultimate Nightmare Begins!" when Gohan, Krillin, and Piccolo fight Frieza in his final form.
- In Dragon Ball: Xenoverse, there is special dialogue between Frieza and Omega Shenron if they are opponents, where Omega thanks Frieza as the wish that gave Syn Shenron life was a result of Frieza's murderous actions on Namek (ironically due to Frieza's own desire to use the Namekian Dragon Balls for wish immortally). Frieza jokingly suggests that would make him Syn Shenron's "mother" and states his desire to make the Shadow Dragon one of his subordinates.
- Frieza had inspired many other villains in the Shonen genre, notably Orochimaru from the Naruto series. During the first Naruto series animation run, Makashi Kishimoto remarked that he hoped Orochimaru would get a Seiyu just like Frieza's.
- Frieza is the final major villain in the series to have any real interest in the Dragon Balls; the succeeding villains, Cell and Majin Buu, were more concerned with either acquiring power or simply committing acts of wanton mass destruction.
- Frieza is the only villain to be revived by the Dragon Balls.
- Frieza was shown to have his fully organic body in Hell in the anime during the Dragon Ball Z era, but in Resurrection F he was seen in his Mecha Frieza form wrapped in a cocoon and guarded by the Angels of Hell. However it should be noted that Frieza's previous appearances in Hell occurred in DBZ Filler material, Dragon Ball GT, films (excluding Resurrection F), and video games but not in the original manga. One possible reason this contradiction is series creator Akira Toriyama was more involved with the production of Resurrection F and its story.
- Although Frieza has died more than a year after Future Trunks killed him he could still be revived by the Dragon Balls even though Kami said during the Frieza Saga that the Dragon Balls could only revive people who died because of unnatural causes and less than 1 year. However this limitation may simply no longer apply since Dende restored Dragon Balls and became the Guardian of Earth after Kami fused with Piccolo. Also it should be noted that when Kami made the statement, he and King Kai where talking about Shenron resurrecting a large group of people, so the one year limit may only apply to reviving large groups of people as opposed to a single person.
- Frieza has killed the most people among all villains.
- Yamcha, Chiaotzu, Goten, and Trunks are the only Z Fighters never to have seen Frieza in person or in general.
- The final battle between Goku and Frieza wasn't seen by anyone except King Kai, so it could be considered lost battle since almost none of the Z fighters or allies knows how the battle played out.
- Ironically, in the final battle between Super Saiyan Goku and 100% Power Frieza, Goku's aura was golden, while Frieza's aura was light blue, while in Resurrection of F, Goku's aura was blue while Frieza's aura was golden.
- Gohan, Krillin, Piccolo, King Kai, Dende, and Vegeta are the only people to ever see Frieza in his 2nd and 3rd form.
- Frieza is one of the two villains in Dragon Ball history to have a movie after him, have a saga after him, and be defeated due to him not learning from his mistakes before, the other being Garlic Jr. On Planet Namek, when fighting Super Saiyan Goku at 100% Power, he begins to lose a significant amounts of power due to the stress his ki has on his body and the energy it required to power his 100% form, resulting in his defeat. When he came to Earth after being resurrected, he fought Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Goku with his Golden Form, and he was actually slightly more powerful, but due to Frieza not adapting to this form and not training to make sure it would cause less stress on his body, his power level ultimately dropped as a result of this and he was defeated once again.
- Although he has been seen destroying at least 3 planets containing a dominant race and committing mass genocide, he has never actually succeeded on exterminating an entire race (Technicaly, Frieza destroyed Earth in Resurrection of F, but since Whis traveled back in time, it is as if it never happened, but he still committed genocide on another race).
- ↑ Alternate name for Mecha Frieza in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3, 2007
- ↑ Dragon Ball Z II: Gekishin Freeza, 1991
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai, 2006
- ↑ Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection "F", 2015
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z, 2014
- ↑ DRAGON BALL 大全集 2: STORY GUIDE (in Japanese). Shueisha. 1995. pp. 261–265. ISBN 4-08-782752-6.
- ↑ Interview with Akira Toriyama - Saikyō Jump #3, 2014
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 8.2 Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection "F" manga, 2015
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 Volume F guidebook, 2015
- ↑ Dragon Ball Z: The Anime Adventure Game, 2000
- ↑ Dragon Ball Z episode 96, "Explosion of Anger"
- ↑ Dragon Ball Z episode 98, "A Final Attack"
- ↑ Dragon Ball Z episode 195, "Warriors of the Dead"
- ↑ 14.0 14.1 Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2, 2010
- ↑ http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-02-03/2015-dragon-ball-z-film-casts-momoiro-clover-z-idols/.84028
- ↑ 16.0 16.1 http://dragonballz.com/resurrectionf/
- ↑ 17.0 17.1 Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’, 2015
- ↑ Dragon Ball: Xenoverse, 2015
- ↑ http://www.kanzenshuu.com/translations/v-jump-may-2015-naho-ooishi-toyotaro/
- ↑ This was a pun (Nakao had previously said that Frieza was a naisu gai (nice guy), and the Japanese word for 100 quintillion is gai) - March issue of Flying Postman Press, 2015
- ↑ http://www.kanzenshuu.com/translations/volume-f-akira-toriyama-script-comments/
- ↑ Jump Festa, 2015
- ↑ Dragon Ball Z: Super Extreme Butōden, 2015
- ↑ Dragon Ball Heroes, 2015
- ↑ V-Jump, June 2006
- ↑ Dragon Ball Online, 2010
- ↑ Dragon Ball: Episode of Bardock, 2011
- ↑ https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2014/11/08-1/ocean-reportedly-dubbing-dragon-ball-z-kai
- ↑ What's Wrong With Dragon Ball Z Part One, Even Goku's popular anime franchise is not perfect, Ramsey Isler for IGN (April 10, 2008)
- ↑ gamepro.com
- ↑ Frieza dbz -tv-com, newspaper
- ↑ dallasobserver.com
- ↑ Top 10 anime villains, at watchmojo.com
- ↑ Top 11 anime villains, at thatguywiththeglasses.com
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- ↑ http://www.bpnavi.jp/kuji/item/1271
- ↑ Dragon Ball: Xenoverse, Omega Shenron: "It would seem that I was born from the wish of reviving all the people that you shamelessly killed."
Frieza: "Hohoho. Then I suppose that makes me your mama. I should make you my underling."
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