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"You should have held your tongue. You compare this insignificant nothing to Zarbon and Dodoria? Was that a joke? Ha! Either you brought the most cowardly of all my troops to my welcoming party, or the Frieza Force has become woefully faint of heart. How do you expect us to run an empire that strikes fear across the galaxies while we're cowering from a handful of Saiyan garbage!"
Frieza to Sorbet, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’

The Frieza Force (フリーザ軍 Furīza-gun, lit. "Freeza Army"), also referred to as the Galactic Frieza Army and Planet Trade Organization,[2] is the organization run by King Cold and his two sons, Frieza and Cooler, who are its princes, that at the peak of its power controlled a majority of Universe 7. The army employs and enslaves powerful races, such as the Saiyans, to take over suitable planets so that they can be sold to the highest bidders. King Cold is not known by the army as its true leader,[3] as it is Frieza who appears as the leader. Frieza himself does not really consider his soldiers as an army, looking at them more as a convenient group of followers.[4] In reality, the soldiers follow him and his relatives out of fear though some soldiers are known to be fiercely loyal to Frieza such as the Ginyu Force and Sorbet, while Cooler's Armored Squadron are loyal to his brother.



The army was controlled by King Cold's family for most of its known history. It is never stated when, where, or how the organization was formed; however, it is known that the group existed in at least some form for over two centuries. The earliest known activities of the Frieza Forces involved the ancestor of King Cold, Chilled, assaulting Planet Plant, which was at the time inhabited by the Plants. The attack was repelled by Bardock, who had been sent into the past.[5] During Chilled's reign, the army was little more of a band of Space Pirates lead by Chilled. However by the reign of King Cold and his sons it had become a significant military force.


Soldiers of Frieza's army combat Bardock's assault during the Genocide of the Saiyans

Many formidable races are forced into the organization with the threat of their own planets' destruction if they do not comply. With their great power, King Cold and his sons held an iron fist across the stars, controlling many worlds under one giant dictatorship, and using fear and power to get races to comply. Frieza alone is shown to be in control of at least 448 planets[6] and Cooler in control of at least 256, with no mention of how many King Cold owns, though it is likely he co-owns those of his sons, as it is possible that Frieza and Cooler's conquests overlap to at least some extent. They are also shown destroying planets that they believe are not suitable for sale (Cooler states in his debut that he has several planets to destroy by the end of the day, and Vegeta and Nappa's reason for destroying Arlia is because it was unsuitable for sales). Besides its Dragon Balls, Frieza also determined Namek to be of little value thus he decided their was nothing to prevent him from destroy it once he acquired his wish (though after the Namekian Dragon Balls turned to stone, Frieza became focused on making his enemies suffer for denying him his wish and ultimately chose to destroy the planet once he was confronted by Super Saiyan Goku holding back only for fear he could have gotten caught in the blast, though the attack was still fatal to the planet which eventually exploded).

Additionally as Beerus' Agent of Destruction Frieza occasionally destroyed planets for the God of Destruction, which caused Beerus to tolerate Frieza and his empire as Frieza (and by extension Cooler according to the Xenoverse 2) at the behest of his father wisely chose not to cross the Destroyer. It is implied that Beerus tolerance of Frieza and his army is what made it so successful, as Beerus himself could have easily destroy it and Frieza had he had bothered to do so (additionally it was Beerus' assistance to the Z Fighters ultimately lead to Frieza and his army's second attack on Earth to end in failure and would succeeded were it not for Beerus and Whis' actions).

Failure on Namek


Frieza with his top two henchmen, Zarbon, and Dodoria

Frieza had brought his forces to Namek in December of Age 762 in order to use the Dragon Balls to wish for immortality after he overheard the transmissions between Raditz's scouter to Vegeta's and Nappa's ones. However, the Z Fighters coincidentally came to Namek at the same time in order to wish their fallen comrades back to life who were killed in the battle against the Saiyans on Earth. Vegeta also travels to Namek to use the Dragon Balls with the same intention as Frieza, immortality. In the ensuing battle, all of Frieza's forces on the planet are killed including Zarbon, Dodoria, Cui, Appule, and the entire Ginyu Force are all killed by Vegeta, save for Captain Ginyu who ends up trapped in the body of a frog. In the final battle, Frieza alone battles against Goku, who had become a Super Saiyan after Frieza had murdered Krillin. In a last ditch effort, Frieza tries to blow Namek up by destroying the core, and after a continuing fight, Frieza is cut in two by his own attack, and Goku leaves him for dead, though not before showing Frieza some mercy after he pleaded for his life, by transferring some his ki to Frieza. However, unwilling to accept defeat, Frieza attempts to kill Goku with an energy wave, only for the Super Saiyan to counter with one of his own. Namek explodes minutes later, and Frieza is believed to have perished.

Attack on Earth


Frieza and his father heading to Earth

After Porunga tells everyone that Goku is still alive and will return to Earth by his own means, Vegeta uses the spaceship constructed by Bulma's father and leaves for outer space in search of Goku. On his way, he finds the last remaining soldiers of Frieza and kills them.


Frieza, King Cold and Cold's soldiers on Earth

After his defeat, Frieza drifted in pieces through space, unconscious and near death. Fortunately for him, his father King Cold learned of his defeat and searched through space hoping to find his son still alive. When Frieza was found, he was pieced back together using mechanical parts. Frieza then only had one thing on his mind... revenge. A short time later, Frieza and King Cold arrived on Earth, aiming to kill Goku and destroy the planet. However, this would be interrupted by the time traveling son of Vegeta, Future Trunks. Almost effortlessly, Trunks killed Frieza and his father, King Cold, thus putting an end to their terrible reign over the universe, but not before destroying their spaceship and killing all their soldiers. Goku then returned to Earth, was given the information about future events, and peace was restored.


After the death of Frieza, the army began to fall into shambles and also split into several factions. The factions who were known to have survived the initial falling apart from Frieza's death were Cooler and his armored squadron, staff officer Sorbet and those who would follow him, and Frieza's personal guard troops who were led by Wada and those allied with them.

Some time later (between Age 766-Age 767), Frieza's brother Cooler targeted Earth looking for revenge against Goku for humiliating his family. However, he proved to be no match for Goku's Super Saiyan power, and just like his father and brother, was defeated and seemingly killed.

Cooler's final form

Cooler on Earth in his final form

He managed to survive and he too was saved by the use of mechanical parts, only he was saved by the Big Gete Star, which he effectively became one with, allowing him to create mechanical clones of himself called Meta-Coolers and a robotic army of Cyclopian Guards. After attempting to destroy New Namek and use it for fuel, Goku and the Z Fighters arrived to stop the threat. Once again it was Goku and Vegeta who defeated and this time finally killed Cooler.

Remnants and resurgence


Frieza's army remnants: Abo & Kado

Years later during the special, Dragon Ball: Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!!, dated to Age 776, the twin brother duo of Abo and Kado, old elite henchmen of Frieza, who once ranked with the Ginyu Force arrived on Earth after their Attack on Planet Tech-Tech was put on hold due to Tarble and Gure's escape to Earth. They fought Trunks and Goten but were proven no match for the young Saiyan-Human hybrids. After fusing into Aka and going wild, Goku eventually stepped in and defeated the duo. After their defeat the two reformed and joined the good guys at Mr. Satan's hotel banquet before leaving Earth to earn a fresh start.

In the God of Destruction Beerus Saga of Dragon Ball Super (Age 778), the number two of Sorbet, Garana and his crew were on a mission to search for any signs of the Namekians or their Dragon Balls and came across a mysterious giant Dragon Ball. However they had the misfortune of encountering Champa, God of Destruction of Universe 6 and they were all destroyed by Champa's Finger Beam. When the current stand-inleader of the Galactic Frieza Army, Sorbet is informed by Tagoma that Garana and his crew have been killed, Sorbet realized the state of their empire was severely degrading and announces they would need to revive Frieza.

Later in the movie Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ and the anime adaption's Golden Frieza Saga (Age 779), it is revealed that the army's empire is actually divided into stellar regions in structure and Sorbet who once served as the Staff Officer of the 3rd stellar region under Frieza is now the standing-in leader of the Frieza Force (instead of Cold), he's shown having trouble keeping all of the occupied planets in line. He receives a report that the rebellion on Planet Frieza No. 448 has become too fierce to contain and since the Frieza Force is spread thin they cannot send enough back up to re-occupy the planet.

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Frieza and his army attack Earth once more

Sorbet asks if any of the army spy satellites have located the Namekian planet, as Sorbet plans to resurrect Frieza in order to return the Frieza Force to its former glory, however they have not and so Sorbet finally decides that they will risk going to Earth and using their Dragon Balls. Sorbet and his strongest soldier Tagoma head to earth and manage to revive Frieza using the Dragon Balls in order to have him bring his forces back to power. Upon his revival Frieza re-takes leadership of the organization and then decides to train in order to become strong enough to defeat the Saiyans, as he needs revenge on them and they are the only ones who are truly a threat to his organization. Frieza then heads off to train for four months. In preparation for his invasion of Earth, Frieza gathers a force of 1,000 soldiers, most are merely second-rate warriors, though several more powerful mercenaries were also included in the invasion force.[7]

Golden Frieza vs Super Saiyan God SS Goku

Golden Frieza fights Super Saiyan Blue Goku

Four months later, Frieza and his army of one thousand soldiers led by Sorbet and Shisami attack Earth in order for Frieza to get his revenge on the Saiyans. Jaco comes to Earth as fast as he could and informs Bulma about Frieza's arrival, she contacts the Z Fighters who alongside Jaco gathered to fight them near North City (which was destroyed by Frieza's finger beam) are proven too powerful for the 1,000 soldiers army but fight as non-lethally as possible to draw time for Goku and Vegeta make it back to Earth from their training on Beerus' planet. The battle between the Z Fighters and Frieza's army draws to a close after a confrontation with Frieza's elites: Shisami, Tagoma, and Captain Ginyu. However, when Frieza enters the battle personally his new power is shown even stronger than Super Saiyan Gohan even in just his first form, but he realize it won't do against his father so he transforms into his final form to fight Goku, but the Saiyan still proves too strong for him. Once Frieza transforms once more into his Golden Frieza state and fights against Super Saiyan Blue Goku on par after having the lead in the beginning, but Sorbet uses their plan B and attack Goku's chest while he was off-guard from behind, giving the tyrant the advantage he needed, Vegeta steps in after he learned that Golden Frieza's weakness is that his stamina is dropping fast due to not mastering this new form, also transforms into Super Saiyan Blue and effortlessly defeats Golden Frieza, but before Vegeta could execute him, the latter had a trick in his sleeve and he used his remaining energy to blow up the Earth's core causing Vegeta and the entire planet's inhabitants (except for the people who stood next to Beerus and Whis' protecting shield) to die as a result, while he himself survives the explosion. Whis used his time reverse technique so Goku will have the chance to kill Frieza before he explode the planet, which he does with ease, destroying Frieza again.

Frieza Force Resurrected

The resurrected Emperor of the Universe

In the aftermath of the Tournament of Power, Frieza is resurrected by Beerus' orders as thanks for helping Universe 7 win, with Frieza vowing to the rest of the team he still isn't good. Later, a massive group of soldiers surround Frieza's spaceship, with Frieza declaring that "The emperor of the universe has returned!"

Joining the Time Breaker alliance


Wada, the leader of the Guard Troops in Dragon Ball Online

Prior to the events of the computer game Dragon Ball Online, in Age 820, remnants of the Galactic Frieza Army - controlled by Frieza and Cold's guard troops - attacked Earth, resulting in a full scale planetary war and an onslaught of numerous people. Finally, Krillin, Tien Shinhan, Gohan, Pan and the Kikoukenjutsu Sword School, a martial arts school created by Trunks and Goten, engaged in the final battle against the remains of Frieza's army and managed to defeat them. However, the army survived and went into hiding. By the time of Age 910, the Galactic Frieza Army who had been hiding on Earth began expanding their influence, with Booby Island as their center. By the time of Age 1000 they were a major faction once again and are one of the many antagonistic forces attempting to gain control over the planet.

Eventually, Frieza's Army remnants joined forces with the Time Breakers - with the goal of resurrecting Frieza once more - and became integrated as one of the many factions under the joint group. Frieza's army began doing numerous missions for the Time Breakers, including the construction of Chocolay Tower and various invasions. During the construction of Chocolay Tower, Frieza Soldiers tried to collect the Dudekamin to help grow the ajisa trees faster, but they were run off by one of their own - Fry. The army also spend time searching for any remains of Frieza himself, that they can use to revive him, eventually some of the members of the army used the Time Breakers technology to travel back to the era when Frieza was alive, and collected several of Frieza's remains in order to bring him back to life in Age 1000.[8]

Armor and technology

The organization uses many different types of technologies. These include the Attack Balls that were used as the Saiyans' primary means of interplanetary travel. Advanced round spaceships are seen in use as well.

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Toobi and Cabira's round spaceship

The scouters, devices developed by the Tuffles, are used mostly for calculating the individual Power level or ki concentration of biological creatures. Originally, it was a device for the purpose of guarding against enemies and beasts, but Gichamu, a highly skilled engineer in Frieza's army, laid eyes on it and made modifications for concrete battle power numbers and telecommunications abilities, and soldiers began making use of it to carry out offensives.[9]

Warrior members, such as the Saiyans, are seen wearing different types of armor, and this armor is used as something of a uniform by members of the organization. Those armors were given to the Saiyans by the Arcosians, apparent members of the organization. They use humanoid plant creatures called Saibamen to test an opponent's fighting skill. The Saibamen were developed by a Saiyan scientist in Age 737,[3] and made their way into the Galactic Frieza Army through the Saiyans.[10]

Known weapons are the Ray Guns and arm cannons.

Races enslaved and involved

"Listen! Don't you men get it!? There are no individual races anymore! There are only two kinds of people now! Those who obey Frieza, and those who disobey him...and they never live very long! So which kind of people are we? Do we support Frieza? Good! It's better than dying, take my word. Now get back to work, you bums."
Planet Frieza 79 Commander explaining Frieza's men that individual races no longer exist in the army.


Frieza's soldiers

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of races enslaved in the organization, most notably the Saiyans. These races are employed in different ways depending on their strength. Groups like the Saiyans, who are shown to have great fighting abilities, are given many freedoms for showing their worth by conquering and destroying planets. All three leaders are shown to have their select armies, workers, and technicians. Many powerful and high-ranking members such as Zarbon and Dodoria, who accompany Frieza at all times, are known to be loyal followers who are shown mercy and named right-hand men in return. They, like many others, enjoy their work of pillaging and murdering with no remorse. Many other members of some races are hired for combat, such as the Ginyu Force, Cooler's Armored Squadron or the brother duo of Abo and Kado. The leaders are also shown creating super elite groups to do dirty work, such as the group of warriors that killed Bardock's team or Cooler's Armored Squadron.

During the Battle on Planet Namek it is implied that should Frieza come across a warrior with a high power level or strong fighting ability, Frieza may offer them a job in his organization, such as his desire to have Namekian Warrior Nail join his organization due to his high power level and even offered Goku a chance to join his organization after he had proved himself to be stronger than Captain Ginyu, though of course Goku refused.

When Frieza was revived in Resurrection F, he implies that a lot of the soldiers present, or at least those who were currently composed of his army, were forced to join. Similarly, the FUNimation dub for the episode "The End of Vegeta" has Vegeta on his deathbed strongly implying that his evil nature had been forced onto him by Frieza.

In Dragon Ball: Xenoverse, Frieza seeks out the Future Warrior to join his organization after hearing of the Warrior's strength from Captain Ginyu and even decides to train the Warrior personally and upon completing their training, Frieza appoints the Warrior as a member of Frieza's Honor Guard. Frieza also expresses his desire to have the Shadow Dragon, Omega Shenron his subordinate upon learning his role in the Shadow Dragon's birth (as the wish that created Syn Shenron was the result of Frieza and forces murderous actions on Namek), should they fight one another.

In Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, a Time Rift anomaly forms around Frieza's Spaceship from an unknown timeline after a Distorted Time Egg is smuggled aboard by Time Breakers, causing the rift to appear in Conton City in Age 852. The Time Rift is contained inside a Time Miniature by Time Patrol who send Patrollers in to investigate the cause. If the Future Warrior is a member of Frieza's Race they are sent to investigate this anomaly during the game's prologue. They see Ginyu playing drill sergeant to a group of low ranking soldiers as Frieza walks by and comments how the ranks of his army swell by the day yet skilled warriors are regrettably hard to come by and decides he will have to take matters into his own hands. Before the Warrior can investigate further, Elder Kai informs them they have been selected for a critical mission and the warrior returns to Conton City to take on their new assignment. While the Warrior away another group of Time Patrollers is sent to investigate which includes Aoh of the Murasaki Brothers, as well as Tyno and Ias of the Taino Force, along with several other members. Later Chronoa allows the Warrior to investigate the time rift anomalies at their leisure. Returning to Frieza's ship, Aoh informs them that in order to investigate without interference from Frieza, they must go undercover and join the Frieza force which happens to be recruiting. After passing Frieza's test, the Future Warrior joins Frieza's army but soon gets caught up in a power struggle between different factions lead by Dodoria and Zarbon. The Future Warrior can select which faction they decide to join, which will change the missions they take on while investigating Frieza's ship (if they choose Zarbon they will fight Dodoria and his faction, and vice verse if they select Dodoria). Either way the Warrior will eventually grow tired of working under whomever they select and will challenge them to takeover their position and which causes them to be recruited by Ginyu as the newest member of the Ginyu Force. Eventually Cooler will appear on board to try and convince the Future Warrior to join his faction and take control over the army from Frieza. The Warrior can choose to side with either Frieza or Cooler which will result in a fight with which ever one of the two brothers the Warrior did not choose. After words they will assist the leader of their chosen faction in several training sessions to allow their leader to unlock their strongest form (Golden Frieza or Metal Cooler). After helping them achieve this, Navel will reveal the existence of the Distorted Time Egg and give it to the Warrior. If the Future Warrior is a member of Frieza's Race, then they can take on an additional mission that allows them to obtain their Turn Golden form.

In the main story, Towa offers Cooler a chance to travel to Dying Namek in Age 762, allowing him to assist his brother in his historic battle with Super Saiyan Goku. Fortunately, the Future Warrior was already in that period trying to fix changes caused by Towa's Dark Magic, preventing Cooler and Frieza from killing Goku. Eventually Cooler is defeated and fells into the molten core of New Namek, just as Frieza notices the revived Porunga. The Future Warrior is asked by Goku to leave Frieza's defeat up to him. However this would not be the last time Cooler would cause trouble for the Time Patrol. In Age 767, a wormhole allows Cooler to send an army of Metal Coolers from New Namek to compete in the Cell Games. After defeating the Metal Coolers that came through the wormhole, the warrior uses it to travel to New Namek where they join Future Trunks in fighting against the Metal Coolers. While the Warrior takes on the Metal Coolers, Future Trunks sneaks into the Big Gete Star and uses his technological skills to hack into the Big Gete Star's systems and plant a computer virus that causes it to self-destruct destroying Metal Cooler Core and his army. However Towa altered history again, causing Cooler to be revived in Age 779 along with his brother allowing him to join in Frieza's revenge against Goku and allowing them to restore their family's honor. Cooler upgraded himself into Metal Cooler and joined Golden Frieza in fighting Goku, however Vegeta and the Future Warrior step in to face Cooler allowing Goku to deal with Frieza. However Towa hacks into the Time Nest's communications and tricks Whis and Beerus into leaving by pretending to be Chronoa and telling them that the Time Breakers are attacking the Time Nest, allowing Frieza to kill Goku and the assembled Z-Fighters with his Earth Breaker due to Whis' absence. However Future Trunks manages to transport the Future Warrior back to Age 852 just in time and Towa's deception is revealed, allowing Beerus and Whis return with the Warrior to Age 779 and use Whis' Temporal Do-Over to rewind time allowing the Future Warrior to stop Frieza's attack with an energy wave. As a result, Golden Frieza and Metal Cooler take on their Supervillain forms, but are ultimately defeated and killed by the combined might of Goku, Vegeta, and the Future Warrior.

According to the timeline of Dragon Ball Online, the Galactic Frieza Army utilized Jigglers during their assault on Earth as a means of countering martial artists, as Jigglers were impervious to most basic attacks.

In Dragon Ball Fusions, there is a Namekian survivor named Fargo whose character profile reveals he was put onto a spaceship as a baby (like the Nameless Namekian) and was picked up by the Frieza Force who raised him into soldier, showing that the army is willing to indoctrinate children into its ranks like they did with Fargo and by extension a young Prince Vegeta (though in Vegeta's case this was common practice among the Saiyans) and raise them as child soldiers (presumably if they prove strong enough and manage to survive).

In Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden, Bojack and the Galaxy Soldiers serves under Frieza due to the warping of time and space caused by Omega Shenron's negative energy.[11]

Known races allied or enslaved in the army

Leadership and ranking


The three most well known leaders of the organization Frieza, Cold, and Cooler

The following are known leaders of the army, they usually hold the rank of Emperor, with the exception of interim leaders (like Sorbet), and groups who act as equally ranked leaders (such as the guard troops):

  1. Chilled - the first known leader, became leader at some point prior to 238 Before Age and also died at some point prior to this year.
  2. King Cold - the second known leader, became leader at some point after Chilled's death and gave the position to Frieza before Age 737.
  3. Frieza (first time) - the third known leader, became leader at some point before Age 737 and lost the position upon his death in Age 764. He was referred to as the "Emperor of the Seventh Universe".
  4. Cooler - gained the position upon Frieza's and Cold's deaths in Age 764, was killed soon after somewhere around Age 764 to Age 767.
  5. Sorbet - became stand-in leader upon Frieza's death in Age 764, gave the position back to Frieza upon his revival in Age 779. Garana served as Sorbet's second in command in the manga until he was killed by Universe 6 God of Destruction Champa while leading a search team to locate New Namek in Age 778.
  6. Frieza (second/third times) - regained position upon his revival in Age 779, but lost it upon dying again in that year. Revived again in Age 780 and quickly rebuilt the Frieza Force.
  7. Guard troops - took control of the organization after Frieza's death in Age 764, lost it after being killed off in Ages 820 and 1000. The highest ranked guard troop in Age 1000 being Wada - who commanded all of Frieza's Army remnants. They planned to revive Frieza once more and have him re-take control.
  8. Frieza Race Future Warrior - Inside a time rift anomaly that formed around Frieza's Spaceship, the undercover Future Warrior manages to raise up the ranks of the Frieza Force and eventually challenges Golden Frieza (or Metal Cooler if they sided with his faction) for the title of Emperor of the Seventh Universe. After managing to overthrow its leader, the Warrior becomes Emperor of the Seventh Universe and leader of the Frieza Force within anomaly's alternate timeline though Frieza and Cooler both admit they plan to claim the title from them eventually though they are content with leaving the warrior in charge for the time being after they assist the Warrior in obtaining their Turn Golden form, which makes them consider the warrior to be a member of the Frieza Clan, thus maintaining their family's honor and status as the Strongest in Clan Space.

The Ginyu Force are of "High Level Executive-Class",[3] with Ginyu as their Captain and Frieza's right-hand, Abo and Kado also rank the same as the normal Ginyu Force members. Zarbon and Dodoria both act as personal Aides for Frieza and so rank highly as Commanders.[15] Sorbet once acted as the Staff Officer of the third stellar region and became both stand-in leader and Supreme Commander after Frieza's first death, Tagoma acted as the right-hand of Sorbet during his time as stand-in leader and supreme commander, and later became supreme commander himself in exchange for facing the Z Fighters, Shisami was the one who managed the Frieza Army's fleet in the time after Frieza's first death. The likes of Cui and Vegeta (during his time as part of the army) are both ranked as elite combatants, the likes of Appule, Raspberry, Nappa, and Raditz are mid-level combatant soldiers, and at the very bottom of the army's hierarchy are the low-level combatant soldiers. In Dragon Ball FighterZ, Frieza is linked with a human soul after being revived by Porunga. As Frieza cannot move or fight without the soul's assistance, the soul has a certain amount of control over Frieza's actions and thus by extension some control over other revived Frieza Force members such as the Ginyu Force and Nappa. Though Frieza does his best to intimidate them he is forced to occasionally go along with their decisions such as agreeing to team up with Goku and the Z Fighters to combat a shared enemy. Additionally Cell though not a member of the Frieza Force, he is an ally whom is viewed as an equal partner by Frieza due to their shared hatred of the Z Fighters in both anime filler and Dragon Ball FighterZ.

Known members of the army

Fused Members & Affiliates


Fusion Dance


Five-Way Fusion

Known operations and wars


  • The names of Frieza's Elite are based on food and beverages that are commonly found in grocery stores such as fruits, those of the Ginyu Force are related to milk, the names of Frieza's Subordinates are related to fish, and those of Cooler's Armored Squad are puns on condiments and salad dressings.
  • In the lead up to the release of Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’, the Frieza Force were given their own recruitment video which featured anti-Saiyan propaganda, mentioned the names they were known by, and stated that the Frieza Force were in association with the Red Ribbon Army.
    • There was also several dossiers released with information on the Frieza Force's enemies.
  • The organization may work as an Empire-Corporation owned by King Cold and operated by his sons. Frieza alone is shown to be in control of at least 79 planets in the manga, and it is mentioned that he had at least 448 in Resurrection ‘F’ (Daizenshuu 7 states that his section of the organization has colonized over 100 planets), and Cooler is implied to have control of at least 256 planets (as Dore hails from planet Coola No. 256).
    • In Dragon Ball Z: Super Sonic Warriors, Frieza's story-mode features a conquest of Earth (after killing the Z Fighters and destroying the populated areas on the planet) where he renames it "Planet Frieza #80", implying that Frieza only possesses 79 planets. He eventually destroys the planet, like he did to Planet Namek, in order to defeat Cell.
  • In the FUNimation dub, the Ginyu Force mention a bowling tournament they participate in. It is also mentioned by Recoome and Jeice that they receive dentistry and paid vacations.
    • In Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, Appule and Raspberry hope to rise up the ranks so they can have get assigned their own planet and henchmen to order around, or at the very least get a pay raise so they can go out and order some fancy food. Thus it is implied that higher ranking members receive better pay and positions though they must prove themselves and work hard to maintain their position which is implied to be difficult as in-fighting is know to occur among the high ranking members (Zarbon and Dodoria) and leadership (Cooler and Frieza) which lead to shifts in power though some are known to use this to their advantage to increase their prestige and rank provided they are part of the wining faction. Additionally there is also the high mortality rate for failure which is especially common for new recruits and lower ranking members, though Frieza does offer reprieves to high ranking and loyal subordinates though they must once again work to earn his favor and even Frieza notes that further failure is likely to result in literal termination, showing that even these reprieves are rare and limited. The Future Warrior's raising up the ranks while working undercover helps give some insight to what day to day life in the Frieza Force is like and the in-fighting apparently helps ensure the weaker members are weeded out while the stronger and smarter ones are rewarded provided they do well enough to be recognized or at the very least maintain their positions as well as encourage them not to become complacent because of their high ranking positions. Those that do well may even be sought out to be recruited by Captain Ginyu into the Ginyu Force or by Cooler into his Armored Squadron.
    • In Dragon Ball FighterZ, Captain Ginyu reveals to Goku in a special event that the Frieza Force provides a great healthcare package, cutting edge medical equipment, top-of-the-line Battle Suits, and if members do well in battle they get their own planet as a bonus. However Goku points out that Vegeta gets all that stuff as Bulma's husband (with the notable exception of the planet bonus) in addition to getting his own Gravity Chamber and lots of food, without having to work for any of it as he just trains all day. This causes the Ginyu Force members to become jealous of Vegeta's lifestyle.
  • In Dragon Ball Fusions, several members of Frieza's Army are shown to be capable of performing various types of Fusion, with the Ginyu Force even being responsible for the development of the Five-Way Fusion dance which allows five people to fuse. After teaching Five-Way Fusion to Tekka's Team, Goten and Trunks teach the Ginyu Force Metamoran Fusion Dance which is later used against them by the Ginyu Force after they accidentally help the Ginyu Force free Frieza from Earth's Hell. Captain Ginyu even offers to fuse with Frieza, though he refuses, though later in the game they can perform EX-Fusion, despite Frieza not wanting to. In the main story, Frieza and Cell join forces and manipulate Pinich into letting them join his team for the tournament and perform Five-Way Fusion which creates Ultra Pinich, though their fused form falls under Frieza and Cell's control, only for him to opposed by Tekka's Team who manage to damage him enough for Pinich to gain control of Great Ape Ultra Pinich allowing Tekka's Team to defeat the Ultimate Ultra Fusion, forcing Cell and Frieza to resort to EX-Fusion. Also early in the game, Nappa and Raditz learn Fusion Dance via mimicry of Goten and Trunks who had previously fused into Gotenks to defeat them. Nappa and Raditz later learn EX-Fusion as well. Dodoria and Zarbon also learn EX-Fusion as well. In addition to fusing with Frieza, Ginyu can perform EX-Fusion with Great Saiyaman and Guldo can perform it with Chiaotzu, while Saibaman can fuse with Chiaotzu as well, though it is unclear if their fusions with Frieza's Army is unclear as they are fused with Great Saiyaman and Chiaotzu who are both Z Fighters and enemies of Frieza's Army. Lastly, Raditz can also perform EX-Fusion with Turles though their EX-Fusion's allegiance to the army is also unclear due to Turles being the leader of Turles Crusher Corps., a rival faction that seeks to one day usurp Frieza.
    • The army's only confirmed fused member outside of the video games is Aka the fusion of Abo and Kado who appears in Dragon Ball: Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!!.
      • In Dragon Ball Super, Frieza is shown to be aware of Metamoran Fusion as he comments on it after witnessing Gotenks defuse. This is not surprising given the size of Frieza's empire and indicates the possibility that Frieza and/or his army may have encountered the Metamorans or their fusion technique at some point either with them either being annexed into his army or it being used against the Frieza Force, which is likely given the power of Frieza and his men would likely necessitate the need for warriors to fuse to combat them. Alternatively, Frieza and/or his army encountered a different form of fusion such as the technique used by Abo and Kado.
  • In Dragon Ball FighterZ, Android 21 (under the influence of her evil persona) and Android 16 (forced to serve 21's evil half while trying to protect her good half) use the Namekian Dragon Balls to revive Frieza, the Ginyu Force, Nappa, and Cell whom 21 clones along with the Z Fighters. Using the linking system she links the villains to artificial souls in order to control them and force them to rampage across the Earth along with their clones (presumably to distract the Z Fighters). However Frieza manages to free himself (as well as presumably Ginyu Force and Nappa as they are free in the first and last arcs) while Cell bends the soul he is linked with to his will. In the Enemy Warrior Arc, Frieza defeats Nappa freeing him from the soul controlling him and begs Frieza for forgiveness once he realizes who he is, causing Frieza to spare him as Frieza is unable to utilize his full power at the moment. Together they encounter the Ginyu Force whom they note are acting strangely as they do not pose and Frieza wonders if they had forgotten who their master is when they fixed their annoying habit of posing. After being defeated and freed the Ginyu Force apologize to their master for attacking him and Frieza allows them to work for him again due to their devotion and loyalty despite finding their habit posing annoying which returns along with their personality. With Nappa and the Ginyu Force, Frieza manages to partially revive the Frieza Force though Frieza finds himself stuck on Earth with a human soul linked to his body and wishes to punish the one responsible for his current situation, though is pleased to have returned to life. They eventually encounter the Bio-Android Cell who informs them about Android 21 and ends up joining forces with them to defeat her. 21 sends Android 18 controlled by an artificial soul to deal with the Frieza Force and Cell, though Krillin and Goku intervene with 21 pretending that 18 had been injured trying to protect her. Though Frieza and Cell both want to kill the Z Fighters to avenge their past defeats, Goku ends up convincing them to temporarily join forces in order to defeat Android 21. Goku's poor explanation of the device Bulma constructed to counteract the waves convinces the villains to help and work together albeit begrudgingly as the most of the Z Fighters dislike the idea of working with them, while the Ginyu Force and Nappa all hate Vegeta for killing them and want revenge on Goku for humiliating them in the past (the Ginyu Force is also jealous when they learn Vegeta doesn't have to work and gets to train all he wants, after they reveal to Goku why they follow Frieza when he asks them). However they manage to work together thanks to the soul linked with Frieza who unfortunately for him has a conscience, which forces Frieza to comply. They are eventually confronted by 16 who was ordered to fight them by 21. As Frieza and Cell are about to destroy 16, 21 appears and reveals she is aware that 16 betrayed her (as he was truly loyal to her good half) and sent him to be killed. She feigns weakness after transforming to force 16 to protect her so she could kill him afterwards as punishment in a cruel fashion by manipulating his desire to protect the good within her. After rescuing the other Z Fighters, they focus on killing 21's clones which are actually a makeshift food source in order to prevent her from getting stronger as well as to lure her out. During the final confrontation, the use Bulma's machine at maximum output which breaks leaving only Goku, Frieza, and Cell with enough strength to finish off 21. However after 21's defeat, the Frieza Force and Cell call an end to their truce with the Z Fighters resulting in another confrontation with them, the outcome of which is not shown.
    • It should be noted that Nappa remains for the most part loyal to Frieza mainly due to his fear of the tyrant, ignorance of Frieza's role in the Genocide of the Saiyans, his own inability to go Super Saiyan, and possessing a shared hatred for Goku (who humiliated and crippled him) and Vegeta (who cold-bloodily killed him once he was crippled despite having served together for years).
  • Though not a member of the army itself (as he has no desire to seek galactic conquest himself), Cell is a frequent ally of Frieza and by extension the Frieza Force in various media. However this is only when their goals align and it is implied that they would be enemies without a common enemy such as the Z Fighters or Android 21. In FighterZ, Nappa and the Ginyu Force do not trust Cell due to his arrogant belief in his own superiority as well as his lack of any real loyalty to Frieza.


Attacks on Planet Plant/Vegeta

Attack on Bun's Planet

Attack on Planet Namek

Attacks on Planet Earth

Frieza's Siege on Conton City


  1. 1.0 1.1 Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, 2016
  2. Krillin, referring to the group's members as involved in a "world trade" organization in Dragon Ball Z episode 46, "Defying Orders"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Daizenshuu 7, 1996
  4. "Ask Akira Toriyama", 2002
  5. Dragon Ball: Episode of Bardock, 2011
  6. Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ (manga), 2015
  7. "Volume F", 2015
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 Korin's Notes, Dragon Ball Online
  9. 9.0 9.1 Saikyō Jump #7, 2014
  10. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi, Saibaman Character biography, 2005
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden, 2015
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 12.7 12.8 Cameos among Frieza's soldiers in the Resurrection ‘F’ manga.
  13. Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z, 2014
  14. Dragon Ball Fusions, 2016
  15. as stated in the Bardock TV Special through communicator transmissions
  16. Interview with Akira Toriyama - Saikyō Jump #3, 2014
  17. 17.00 17.01 17.02 17.03 17.04 17.05 17.06 17.07 17.08 17.09 17.10 Dragon Ball Z II: Gekishin Freeza, 1991
  18. 18.00 18.01 18.02 18.03 18.04 18.05 18.06 18.07 18.08 18.09 18.10 18.11 18.12 18.13 18.14 18.15 Dragon Ball Z: Super Saiya Densetsu, 1992
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 Dragon Ball Z III: Ressen Jinzōningen, 1992

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