|Alternate names||Nova Striking Shield|
|Debut||Manga: "The Two Wishes"|
Anime: "Gohan Returns"
|Similar techniques||Cosmic Attack|
I'll Never Forgive You!
First, Frieza charges up and surrounds his body in a purple sphere of energy. Then, he shouts "Don't move!" and charges at the opponent using the purple energy sphere as a shield, headbutting them and inflicting a massive amount of damage.
Frieza uses this attack in an Beam Struggle against Super Saiyan Goku's Super Kamehameha. Though Goku is able to hinder Frieza for a few minutes, Frieza eventually wins the Beam Struggle by flying out of Goku's Super Kamehameha and striking the Saiyan down into the ground from the side. It is later revealed that Goku survives and continues the battle with Frieza.
Appearance in Video GamesEdit
Nova Strike was named in the Budokai Tenkaichi series, where it appears as one of Frieza's Blast 2 attacks in his full power form. It also appears in the Butōden series, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2, Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai - Another Road, Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors, and the Raging Blast series. In Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2, Frieza uses the Nova Strike as part of the Cracker Formation, his team attack with Captain Ginyu.
- Pikkon used a similar attack in a Beam Struggle against Super Saiyan Goku in the episode "Goku vs. Pikkon", but with a blue sphere of energy around his body.
- Nova Strike shares the same name with the Ultimate Armor's Giga Attack in the Mega Man X series. Both have the same style of attack.