"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 Furīza, lit. "Freeza") was the emperor of Universe 7, who controlled his own imperial army and was feared for his ruthlessness and power. He was the descendant of Chilled, the second son of King Cold, the younger brother of Cooler, and the father of Kuriza. Frieza is the catalyst antagonist of the entire franchise, as it is his actions that led to Goku arriving on Earth. He has made several comebacks since his fight with Goku on Namek, including his invasion on Earth. Recently, he has been chosen to represent Universe 7 as the tenth member of Team Universe 7 for the Tournament of Power as a replacement for Good Buu.
According to Akira Toriyama, Frieza's design is an 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 final 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 race's ultimate Bio Suit, the Z Fighting Suit. When in his Mecha form, his body is equipped with a permanent Cosmic Suit. In the Universe Survival Saga, he has a halo on his head due to being dead.
A series of stamps promoting Dragon Ball Super showed "Ideal Boss Frieza", some depicting the tyrant wearing a black tuxedo with a white undershirt and a red tie.
"Oh, to see the Dragon Balls turn to stone at the very moment your wish might have come true. Quite a pill to swallow, eh, Vegeta? Of course, even more so for myself. As a matter of fact, in all my years, I have never been so angry as I am now. How incredibly irritating not to have seen the writing on the wall... now you pay! You vile, filth-sucking maggots! You will rue the day you crossed my path! Prepare yourself to face oblivion!"
At his core, Frieza relishes death, agony, and destruction, as he shows in his enjoyment of Planet Vegeta's annihilation, as well as his maniacal glee when twice attempting to blow up Planet Namek. He is noted as being one of the most sadistic and megalomaniacal characters in the series, and often tries to make his enemies suffer before he kills them. On a related note, Frieza also has some annoyance with the revival ability of the Dragon Balls, as evidenced by his irritation when he learned that everyone he had killed had come back from the grave due to Goku and King Kai's plan, and later declared his intent of destroying both Earth and New Namek after killing Goku specifically to destroy their dragon balls and thus ensure Goku can't come back from the dead. 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 singing "Pop goes the weasel!" after violently murdering Krillin (both are mentioned in the FUNimation dub only, the latter in particular was actually him threatening to kill Goku's son, Gohan, next.). Frieza is fully aware of his reputation for brutality, and makes no effort to deny it, as evidenced by his introduction to the Namekians.
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). His arrogance regarding his opponents' inherent inferiority and his own inherent superiority was even referenced in his image song in Dragon Ball Z: Kai, Only a Chilling Elegy, where some of the lyrics had him comparing his opponents to insects and worms, and also was referenced at least once in the show itself where Frieza asked, in obvious reference to Krillin, Gohan, and Vegeta as well as himself, respectively, "Did you really think that three little ants could defeat a dinosaur?"
Despite all of his 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. According to Akira Toriyama in the 30th anniversary Dragon Ball Super History Book, this demeanor was deliberately implemented into Frieza's character in order to highlight the chilling contrast regarding his cruel nature, and also admits that, while he does not do villains who were so unscrupulous as to have a psychological effect on the reader, Frieza did come close to matching that description. 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). Despite being very clever and intelligent, Frieza's sheer power leads him to believe no force in the universe could challenge his authority since he extinguished Planet Vegeta, he typically underestimates 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. He may have also lost what little sanity he may have had left, presumably from the strain of nearly being killed by Goku, as shortly after arriving on Earth, Frieza briefly hallucinated Super Saiyan Goku's presence nearby and quaked with fear before entering an intrusive flashback to his narrow survival on Namek, and when deciding to kill Goku's friends one by one as his revenge to Goku, he proceeded to break down into hysterical laughter and briefly babbling incoherently. Despite his belief that his form was superior to that of a Super Saiyan, he nonetheless expressed an immense amount of fear of Future Trunks' Super Saiyan form, even backing away wordlessly when he saw it, though he nonetheless put it aside shortly afterward to fight Future Trunks.
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% full power 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 titanic fight 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 using 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. This overconfidence also leads to him not engaging in regular training which explains why he could not control his stamina.
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, not to mention highly comical, for an eternal punishment in Hell, to Frieza it was 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, this 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.
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. On that note, he also had disgust for concepts such as mercy, as demonstrated by his reaction to Gohan trying to be merciful to one of his men. In Fusion Reborn, his disgust for anything good was such that such displays of good actually weaken him while empowered by Janemba, which was ultimately how Krillin and Android 18 managed to defeat him.
After his revival, Frieza is determined to take his revenge on Goku and though confident in the might of his new evolution, Golden Frieza, 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 to 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. In the movie adaption of Resurrection F, he was shown to be irritated when Sorbet and his forces was not able to locate Future Trunks (unaware of the fact that Future Trunks is from an alternate timeline). However in the Resurrection F adaption in Dragon Ball Super, after Gotenks fusion ran out, Frieza looks at the young Present Trunks, believing that he saw his face somewhere before, realizing him to be similar to the one who sliced and diced the tyrant and sent him to Hell. In Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 parallel quest 71: Abominable Saiyans, the Future Warrior has to protect Kid Trunks from Frieza and his army, Frieza will state that he has Trunks' image etched into his memory (once again showcasing his intense desire to kill Future Trunks). His desire for revenge was such that, in Super, he was even perfectly willing to obliterate the Namekian Dragon Balls simply to ensure Goku could not revive Piccolo or any other person he tries to kill.
This shows that Frieza had lost a large 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 dominate his weakened opponent, most likely due to his desire to do anything to beat Goku. On a related note, his revival also left him extremely reckless especially when cornered. This was most evident when he was nearly beaten by Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta, where he in a last ditch effort at killing him proceeded to detonate the Planet Earth at point-blank range, at the likely risk of him getting caught in the resulting explosion, whereas during his fight on Planet Namek with Super Saiyan Goku earlier on, Frieza held back enough power during his attempt at destroying Planet Namek to only have it detonate within five minutes out of fear of being caught in the resulting blast and killed. Despite having the upper hand, instead of finishing Goku off 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 in the movie, 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 upset 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 (however, in the anime, he did recognize that Vegeta was stronger than before when he witnessed Vegeta effortlessly kill Ginyu. Frieza had also decided to kill Goku himself and almost did so until the intervention of Vegeta).
During the Tournament of Power, Frieza, even after meeting Goku for a long time, became a bit calmed down inside his coccoon, even greeting the Saiyan quite nicely, possibly due to the fact that he had finished his long period of mental training, regained his confidence back, and waited patiently until someone (or Goku), frees him from his prison. He is shown to be willing to accept his sworn nemesis, Goku's offer to take part in the Tournament of Power in exchange for Goku, promising to revive him with the Dragon Balls if their team wins. For all his desire for vengeance and to prove himself superior to Goku, it appears Frieza had developed a measure of respect for the Saiyan. When asked by Goku, Frieza willingly donated energy to the Universe 7 Spirit Bomb, even when Vegeta was not, although this could just have been a pragmatic attempt to defeat Jiren. He also acknowledged Goku's might in not being surprised by Goku's ascension to his Ultra Instinct state. While utterly selfish and amoral, Frieza also believes in repaying debts as he saved Goku after he was defeated by Jiren, hiding Goku so he could recover and also donating him enough energy to get back on his feet. Albeit, Frieza also admitted that he mainly did this as Goku's Ultra Instinct was the best chance to defeat Jiren. He is also not above playing mind games with his new "allies", as he gave the impression that he intended to kill Goku instead of helping him.
After being brought back to life by Fortuneteller Baba for a single day, Frieza and Goku greet each other by punching each other in the gut, showing that while they are technically allies, their animosity towards each other remains. Though allied with Goku for the tournament, Frieza maintains his normally evil personality and when they are confronted by assassins from Universe 9 hired by Sidra and Roh, he decides to do a warm-up by fighting the assassins even though they are late to leave for the tournament, however, Frieza points out that their being running out of time is not his fault, as it was Goku who recruited him late, showcasing his nonchalancy.
As Golden Frieza, he fights the assassins and is fascinated by the assassin's claims that Universe 9 is full of rough fighters. Frieza also reveals that while in Hell, he had mentally trained himself to the point his ki control skills are "delicate enough to not stir water", allowing him to reduce the weaknesses of his Golden Form, Frieza then dubbed himself "True Golden Frieza". Frieza proves his claims when he manages to maintain his Golden Form and even manage to stop an Energy of Destruction sphere Sidra had given the assassins, and later, after he clashed with Goku that rendered him unconscious. However, Frieza is quick to use the attack on Goku, taking advantage of Goku's naïve nature and tendency to let his guard down to attack him with the sphere, even pointing out Goku's softness and telling him to escape from the sphere like he did, even though Frieza himself hardly cares if Goku survives or not.
Frieza even steals a communicator from one of the assassins to contact Roh and Sidra, to offer his services to Universe 9, revealing that he is willing to betray his own Universe to either save himself, or simply for the fun of it, to the disgust of Sidra and Roh, though Sidra does not completely reject Frieza's offer as he believes he can destroy him. Fortunately for Goku, Beerus and Whis arrive, while the latter dispels the Energy of Destruction before it can destroy Goku, in which Frieza destroys the communicator. Though Whis speculates that Frieza may have been attempting to gain information from other Universes, Frieza secretly plots to himself that since the Tournament of Power is making even the Gods uneasy, it is the perfect chance to manipulate them.
Later, when Goku challenges Frieza to a short match, making whoever lands the first punch the winner. If Goku wins, Frieza will forget his grudge and act obedient for Team Universe 7, and if Frieza wins, he gets to do whatever he pleases, even kill. Frieza thinks to himself about his time in Hell, doing not just mental concentration to increase his power, but conducting endless battle simulations of killing Goku, showing that Frieza has remained dedicated to taking his revenge on Goku, though is more patient about going about it and even willing to use the Tournament of Power to his advantage, even considering the possibility of manipulating the gods despite knowing that such blasphemy could get him destroyed. He also makes it clear that he will not take orders from Goku when he tells him to avoid killing more innocent bystanders, making it clear that the conflict between them is not over. Frieza also shows no qualms about risking the fate Universe 7 in order to warm-up, even erasure.
Due to his actions and prominence throughout the universe, his infamy sets the standard for members of his race, with characters often initially mistaking other members of his race to be him (like Chilled, Cooler, Frost, and Froze). His influence on the seventh universe's view of his race is noted in Xenoverse, where a heroic member of his race named Reso notes that his race being evil was a misconception, and only the likes of Frieza and Cold were truly pure evil.
Frieza has been shown to have a strong influence over people, though in a manner quite unlike Goku, he possess a corrupting influence that can cause some people that he exerts his will over for a long period of time to become much different from before, and more like him. The two most notable examples of this corruption being Vegeta and Tagoma, who both became completely different from how they previously acted due to Frieza.
Despite his evil nature, Frieza can also be quite charismatic towards people who he does not treat badly, as the Ginyu Force all worship Frieza and have extreme loyalty towards him. In Xenoverse 2, both Beerus and Whis note Frieza's charisma. Also, he is implied to be a capable leader, though in Xenoverse 2 in the Frieza's Spaceship rift, it is implied that he has a unique leadership style in which he allows his subordinates to fight amongst in an attempt to get in his good graces, yet can show mercy toward in the form of second chances as he allows Dodoria and Zarbon to live after they are defeated by the Future Warrior (who was working undercover at the time), though instances such as these are rare and generally a one time thing as he admits that he never gives them more chances. This leadership style fits with Frieza's favoring the strong as the in-fighting keeps his soldiers on their toes and serves as a good way to weed out the weaker members and motivates his staff to become stronger in order to maintain their position, rank, or lives.
While Frieza himself never attempted to kill either his father or brother during his lifetime, and will work together with them to deal with threats to their family's reign (as shown the Trunks Saga, Plan to Eradicate Super Saiyans, and Xenoverse 2), he has hardly any real love or attachment to them, and even scoffs at the notion of reviving his father when Sorbet suggested it in both Resurrection ‘F’ and Dragon Ball Super. This is further shown when Universe 9 Supreme Kai Roh asks why Frieza would willingly betray Universe 7, asking him about any memories or loved ones Frieza may have, Frieza coldly dismisses him, saying he has no idea what he is talking about causing Roh to label Frieza a psychopath when discussing the possibility of Frieza joining Team Universe 9 with Sidra.
It should be noted that Frieza is aware that Hell will be erased along with Universe 7, resulting in the spirits of both his father, brother, and relatives like Chilled being erased from existence (and possibly his son Kuriza if he exists outside of the Nekomajin manga), thus his willingness to betray Universe 7 to join Universe 9 shows that he cares only about himself and has no feelings of attachment for his brother, father, his son, or the rest of the Frieza Clan. While he has no real love for his family, he is proud of his clan and respected his father during his lifetime, as he took his father's warning about never opposing either Beerus or Majin Buu seriously. While they can work together, Frieza and Cooler have a strong sibling rivalry, and it is implied that they would at some point have come into conflict over control of the Universe where it not for Frieza's defeat on Namek.
Also interesting to note is that Frieza spent a very long time (possibly his entire life) wanting to rule the 7th Universe, as he already controlled about 70% of the universe, the realm of the deities not controlled yet. And by the Tournament of Power, he shows less and less fear of the deities and angels, even Zen-Oh, so far as address him simply "Zen-Oh" without "lord" inscribed, later in the said tournament, he addressed the two deities as "colorful brats". He also said that he intended to pit the various Gods of Destruction against each other. In said tournament, he was annoyed by how the Zen-Ohs would so casually cause destruction of whole universes, while vowing one day he would overthrow the Zen-Ohs. This shows that even Frieza's genocidal nature and love of destruction has its limits which is supported by the fact that he tends to only destroy on a planetary scale and usually only resorts to such extreme measures when he believes them to be necessary such as the Genocide of the Saiyans, Destruction of Planet Namek, and his destruction of the Earth in the timeline of Frieza's Revenge erased by Whis' Temporal Do-Over.
In Xenoverse, he even goes as far as to say he will annihilate the Future Warrior for their treason (even if they are a member of his race), showing he has no qualms about murdering members of his own species (though this could also be caused by Frieza's mutated bloodline). He also is demonstrated to have absolutely no qualms with slaughtering his own forces, no matter how loyal they were to him, simply just for being in his way. This was demonstrated twice: once during his Genocide of the Saiyans where he proceeded to use his Supernova attack on Planet Vegeta, clearly not caring at all that several members of his own forces were within the trajectory of the energy sphere despite them begging Frieza not to get them in the crossfire. The second time was when he was about to fight Goku in the Resurrection F adaptation in Dragon Ball Super, where he proceeded to transform to his final form, massacring his own troops in the process, and evidently did not care that they were killed - In the movie adaption of Resurrection F, he simply killed his own forces for their incompetence (despite the Frieza Force's sheer numbers), disgusted at his Frieza Force troops, broken and defeated, while wearing his uniform.
On a related note, he also is very pitiless and unforgiving towards his minions, and, at least in the anime, is shown to kill any minions who end up failing him in some way. One example was with Orlen, whom he killed both because of his failing to ask where Vegeta hid the Dragon Balls to a Namekian survivor from Vegeta's earlier raid and also to set an example to Zarbon about what would happen if he fails to retrieve Vegeta and bring him back to the ship for questioning (it should be noted that this was only in the Anime, as in the Manga, it was Appule who did this report, and Frieza instead simply has him send a request for the Ginyu Force). Similarly, after one of his soldiers backed away in fear due to Future Trunks effortlessly killing several of his men when they swarmed him, Frieza executed him by thrusting his arm through the soldier's chest from behind while looking away in disgust, while coldly telling him "You coward!" just as he did so.
Frieza can be best summed up as an intelligent, composed (for the most part), yet extremely sadistic and completely heartless psychopath. His final form's character biography in Raging Blast 2 states that Frieza has unparalleled cruelty. Perhaps the best proof of his unmatched malice is that in Super he is constantly referred as "The most evil guy in Universe 7" while being considered one the most vile individuals in the multiverse.
Relationship with Frost
Due to the fact that Frost and Frieza are universal counterparts, they have several similarities and are nearly identical in many ways. When they first met each other, Frieza seemed surprised that there was another Emperor that looked like him, and once they saw each other, both of them smiled. The two Emperors then conversed in private and presumably got to know each other, as Frieza noted they have several things in common. Frieza then asks if Frost would like to work with him, to which Frost says he would be delighted to.
However, Frieza in reality cares nothing for Frost. This is eventually proven true when Frieza tricks Frost by teaching him to enhance his strength, only to blast him out of the stage point blank. Subsequently, Frieza reveals he thought of Frost as an amateur in comparison to himself who was not worth teaming up with.
"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 extremely 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.
Frieza's father is a mutant with an abnormally high power level. Because of this, Frieza also possesses the mutants traits, making him and his father King Cold 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. At one point, King Cold told Frieza that there were only two entities in the universe whom 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, which he complied to but to save face, pretended to all his followers that it was solely his plan. 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 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.
"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 Saiyans 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.
"Well Well!! Now that, is beautiful!! See?! Look Dodoria, Zarbon, look at the fireworks!! Aren't they splendid?!?!"
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).
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.
Jaco the Galactic Patrolman
Main article: Jaco the Galactic Patrolman Frieza calls for the Saiyans to return to Planet Vegeta. On his ship, he is told of the Super Saiyan and Super Saiyan God legends by his subordinate but his subordinate doesn't think the legends could be true. Frieza, however, doesn't think they should be overlooked, so he plans to destroy Planet Vegeta in one month's time since most of the Saiyans will not arrive until then. He then tells his subordinate to tell the remaining Saiyans that the planet has been destroyed by a meteor so the Saiyans won't suspect him.
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 Vegeta 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.
Ginyu did bring Frieza the Dragon Balls while his comrades fought, with Frieza complimenting Ginyu on his job well done, and saying how he should have sent for them much earlier. Ginyu then attempts to commemorate the event by performing a dance, but Frieza tells him to do it another time. Frieza then attempts to summon Porunga, 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 scouters. Ginyu then offers to go, but Frieza tells him he will go himself, telling Ginyu to stay at his post, then he speeds towards Nail and Guru, passing by Dende at the same time, yet ignoring his presence, finally arriving 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.
"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!"
As the battle commences, Nail attempts to fight and lunges for his neck, but to no avail, as Frieza grabs onto Nails arm and violently rips it off his body. As Nail screams in pain, he quickly regenerates his arm, much to the surprise of Frieza. After a very long and tortuous battle, Frieza insists that Nail tells him how to summon Porunga, but Nail simply launches a powerful ki attack, to no success. Frieza then lands a blow to Nail's nose, while Frieza still demands Nail he tell him about the password. Nail begins laughing, telling Frieza his big mistake about letting Dende go and leaving the Dragon Balls. 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.
""Of all the thing you might have said. I dare say you've forgotten how vastly terrifying I can be. Let's refresh your memory.""
While flying towards his ship, he attempts to find the energy of the Ginyu Force, realizing they are not showing up on the scouter. 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 loses his composure due to the loss of immortality and becomes even more enraged to the fact that he did not see this coming earlier. 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, to the complete shock of Gohan, Krillin, Vegeta and Dende, as the power not only increasing frightens them, but his appearance as well. With this newfound power, this allows 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 through the chest with his left horn and torturing him. He then throws 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. Frieza and Piccolo are at even power, neither one of them being able to gain a significant upper hand. Piccolo then powers up further, but soon confused and shocked when he sees that Frieza is able to surpass his new speed.
As the fight continues, Piccolo is revealed to be holding back because of his weighted clothing. Eager to demonstrate even more of his power to Piccolo, Frieza once again transforms, unlocking more of his seemingly endless power. Piccolo attempts to hold his own, but to no avail. He now tries to outrun Frieza, but Frieza's speed is simply 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 with ease. 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."
"It would be a relatively simple matter to obliterate you all in my current form, but rather than do that, it will be far more satisfying to leave you with one final vision more terrifying than Death! Consider this my parting gift to you! A nightmare beyond even the horrors of hell! Witness my true, ultimate form!!!"
In his new form, Frieza first kills 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 Saiyan Power at his request, Vegeta announces himself as a Super Saiyan and fights 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 is still far his superior and easily kicks the beam away. After Vegeta loses his hope, Frieza proceeds to torture and punish him. Frieza wraps his tail around Vegeta's neck, lifts him up and begins torturing him by repeatedly punching Vegeta's spine while strangling him with his tail. As Piccolo, Krillin and Gohan watch in horror, Frieza sadistically reminds them that they can assist Vegeta if they want to.
"Come now. I can't have you giving up after such a glancing blow. No, I'm afraid your torment is only just beginning. There are so many horrors I have yet to show you. "
Just as Frieza is about to slay Vegeta, the healed Goku arrives on the battlefield, ready to fight Frieza. The long and devastating fight begins, with Goku dodging Frieza's first melee attack and lands a hard kick to Frieza's cheek, sending him flying. Gohan, Krillin, and Piccolo are shocked at Goku's intense power, remarking that they couldn't follow their movements at all. Frieza then tries to use the Barrage Death Beam to injure him, to no avail, as Goku simply deflects them away, even hitting them away from the others. Through a smoke cloud, Frieza believes he has already defeated Goku, however the saiyan remains standing unharmed after the smoke is cleared. Frieza is even shocked that he was able to move them away from his friends while deflecting the beams. Vegeta, believing that Goku has 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 and irritated, 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 angrily reminds Frieza that he treats lives as disposable; he had taken the lives of many peaceful people, even children, for his own amusement. Goku then tells him that it's his turn to suffer this time. Frieza tells him that he believes the "Super Saiyan" is just a legend, however Goku doesn't care about the legend; he is going to stop Frieza once and for all. Krillin, Gohan, and Piccolo leave the area so that Goku is not distracted in the battle.
Goku and Frieza then engage each other again. In melee, they are proven to be equal in strength, with neither of them able to land any hits. Irritated by this even battle, Frieza fires an energy wave at Goku, causing him to dodge it by using a quick Kamehameha to push himself up into the air quickly. This causes a cloud of smoke, so Frieza then fires rays of death beams through it to blast Goku. Goku realizes that Frieza cannot sense him, but before he can come up with a plan Frieza flies above, spots him, and continues firing. Gohan is nearly hit by one of the beams, though Piccolo is able to get him and himself out of the way. Frieza manages to land a downward knuckle attack on Goku, and fires a wave at the falling Saiyan. Believing he has won again, Goku appears behind him, and they stand back-to-back. Frieza hides for a short time, and soon emerges from the water and attacks, firing a ball that Goku just barely throws away, after being pushed all the way into a rock formation. Suddenly, a huge spout of magma bursts out of the ground under him, and Frieza uses the dying planet's molten rock against Goku. Goku is hit by Frieza's tail and falls into the pool of exposed lava below. Piccolo flies over and declares Frieza tell him what happened to Goku, and Frieza responds with telling him that he has perished. He adds that he is creating a stew down there and asks Piccolo if he (a Namekian) wants to be added as seasoning.
Before Piccolo and Frieza can fight once more, Goku bursts out of the ground. His butt catches on fire for a short time (albeit in humorous fashion), but no further damage is done and Goku pushes the lava back into the ground with a Kamehameha to hold off the explosion of the planet for some time. Frieza tries to get the jump on him, but Goku is saved by Piccolo, who gives him an early warning. Goku urges Frieza to leave the planet alone during the battle, and so Frieza listens to him. Frieza realizes that his opponent defeated the Ginyu Force, and not Vegeta. Frieza uses the hiding tactic again, and it works on Goku, who is kicked into the ocean. Thinking back to the smoke cloud where Frieza could not detect him without seeing him with his eyes, Goku comes up with a plan to hurt Frieza.
Goku fires two Kamehameha torpedo balls and sets them in place underwater. Meanwhile, Frieza does not believe Goku to be dead this time, and waits for him to return to the surface. Goku, still underwater, fires the first torpedo. Frieza just barely moves out of the way, before Goku fires the second one. Frieza again dodges in the nick of time, and is enraged. Suddenly, Goku appears from above and lands a clean boot to Frieza's cheek (earlier, it was the right cheek, and this time it was the left). Frieza crashes into a rock formation upon hitting the ground, rendering the tactic a success. For a moment everyone believes the battle is over already, however Frieza bursts out of the ground, albeit now showing signs of minor damage. With this, Frieza admits that Goku is the first person other than his parents to cause him pain in his true form. Frieza decides to have some fun with him for causing him this "sensation". Frieza soon realizes that his opponent is the son of the Saiyan that gave him such trouble years before.
"It's been so long since I've felt pain...it's such a strange sensation. What a rare case he is."
Frieza and Goku's battle resumes, with Frieza moving some rocks out of the ground and launching them at Goku, however he dodges them with ease. Frieza uses his mind to control them however so that they keep coming back, forcing Goku to smash them and blow them up with an energy blast instead. Frieza steps it up a notch, this time picking up a whole mountain with his telekinetic powers and throwing it at Goku, all while laughing. Instead of dodging the mountain, Goku tries to hold onto it and stop it in its tracks. Goku is eventually pushed into another mountain by it, but Goku cuts right through the mountain and evades danger. Frieza uses the surprise tactic again and appears above Goku suddenly. Frieza traps Goku in a ball he creates, rendering Goku unable to escape. Frieza smashes him around like a soccer ball but prevents him from smashing into the ground, for the ball will explode if it is touched by anything other than Frieza himself. After some more bouncing around, Frieza finally blows up the ball, sending it and Goku smashing into the ground and causing a huge explosion.
Minutes after the massive explosion, Piccolo realizes that Frieza is just warming up, and that he could destroy the entire planet if he wanted to. He also tells them that Frieza is just playing with Goku right now. Krillin and Gohan believe Goku to be dead in the aftermath, however Piccolo says that Goku is also playing, and he shows them Goku himself, standing tall and almost unscathed, albeit with damaged clothes from the explosion. Piccolo assumes that he had ran fast enough to get out of the blast radius. He calls them both monsters - one good, one evil. Goku and Frieza meet up again, stare each other down and prepare for the next round of their grueling battle. Frieza gives him a proposition in his own native language, which the sentence he says translates to "let's get down to business". Goku agrees and both fighters decide to get serious. A stare-down occurs, and Piccolo tells Krillin and Gohan that this battle is to be decided for the fate of the entire universe - and only the three of them will have the opportunity to witness it. However, Piccolo hopes that he will get to do more than watch.
"You are a case, aren't you? Killing you is going to be sheer delight."
Frieza gives Goku a break and asks him whether they should fight on the ground or in the air. Goku chooses the ground, lying that he's a ground kind of guy, but he is actually trying to remove the danger of Frieza's devastating power in the air. Piccolo notices this very strategy when they pick their battle site. Frieza picks a small, flat island for the final battle to take place, and they both fly over to it. Goku removes his orange shirt while Frieza taunts him, asking if Goku would rather be buried or cremated when he is killed. Immediately after, Frieza gives Goku another break - he allows Goku to battle him without the tyrant using his hands. Jokingly, he says that he won't break his nails this way. A cocky and confident Goku asks Frieza if he's sure he doesn't want to use his hands in battle, but Frieza still agrees not to. After another stare-down, Goku lunges forward, and both fight in melee. Though Frieza cannot punch Goku, he easily dodges each of his attacks. After a lot of dodging between each combatants Frieza whacks Goku in the face with his tail. He then proceeds to slap him multiple times with the powerful tail. Frieza hits him hard one last time, sending Goku crashing to the ground.
After Goku recovers, both pause for a short time and Goku finds the battle exciting to him, yet Frieza asks him if he still believes he can somehow beat the tyrant. He lunges at Frieza and they go at it again, but Frieza still easily dodges Goku's attacks. For a short time Frieza resorts to blocking before breaking off. Goku attacks again but is wrapped around on the leg by Frieza's tail. Frieza throws him towards the ground but Goku lands on his hands, and pulls Freiza down with the force of the leg the tyrant gripped with his tail. Frieza lands but Goku grabs onto his tail, rendering Frieza unable to get away. Goku jokes about Frieza's poor hygeine, pouring him on. Frieza urges him to let go - and Goku does just that, and flings him into the air. As Goku flies in front to score a hit, Frieza disappears again. Using more rocks to distract Goku, he lands another hit with his tail to Goku's stomach, however Goku manages to grab Frieza's tail again. Goku jokes around again, saying that he's feeling a little deja vu, enraging Frieza even more. Frieza fights him off and goes on the offense, attempting to land kicks. After some more back-to-back even brawling, both land a kick on one another before dodging and blocking again. Fieza finally ends the scuffle by wrapping his tail around Goku's head. Frieza holds his tight grip, bringing Goku to his knees. Resorting to desperate measures, Goku bites Frieza's tail, releasing the tyrant's grip and causing Frieza sudden (though comedic) pain. This gives Goku his chance, kicking Frieza in the face and lands many punches to the tyrant's stomach. Frieza tries to dodge more but is punched in the face by Goku. He is then kicked in the groin and uppercutted. Frieza finally gets the upper hand with a strong right hand breaking the "no hands" rule and knocking Goku down. The aftermath leaves Frieza winded and Goku back on his feet.
Frieza soon determines that he has been holding back this whole time, and could easily destroy Goku if he so desired. But before Frieza does, he asks Goku one question: to join him; it would suck if all of his power went to waste. Goku quickly refuses, but Frieza continues on, telling him that he can have anything he ever wanted - he could be a god. Or, he could choose to suffer and die now. Goku tells him that he already has everything he wanted, and Frieza finishes with telling him he is going to die. He then tells Goku that he has only been using 1% of his power (anime only), and Goku believes this to be a bluff. Frieza then determines and states that with 50% of his power, he could easily defeat Goku. Frieza then increases his power to 50% of his maximum, and Goku teleports behind him. Frieza prepares for battle, and elbows Goku in the face at immense speed. Frieza elbows Goku a second time, causing blood to fly out of Goku's nose, but the Saiyan stays on his feet. Goku is wrapped around the head by Frieza's tail again and is elbowed in the stomach. This time Goku struggles to stay up, and then falls to his knees. Goku is astonished at Frieza's incredible speed.
The battle continues, and Frieza 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 x20 Kaio-ken and a Kamehameha, 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.
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, Krillin and Gohan are able to distract the tyrant long enough, with Piccolo kicking him into the ocean and later Krillin and Gohan firing energy balls at him. Just before Frieza can vaporize Krillin and Gohan, Goku fires the large Spirit Bomb, heavily wounding Frieza.
"So the little pests decide to intervene from the sidelines. They just won't rest until I have been pushed to the very limits of my patience. YOU MEDDLING BRATS! I HOPE YOU ALL ENJOY SUFFERING THE SAME FATE AS THIS PLANET!!!"
With everyone believing the warlord to be dead, the heroes take the time to relax, until Krillin notices that Frieza has emerged from the blast's crater. Frieza retaliates 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 uses 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 is pushed over the edge, his rage exploding, causing Frieza to inadvertently create what he had always feared: a Super Saiyan.
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. Frieza fires a Death Beam in anger, however it simply hits Goku's chin and pushes his head upwards. He lowers his head with just a minor scratch.
"Exasperating to find you underestimated your opponent, isn't it? And that's yours truly at just 70%. Oh, but fear not. The grand unveiling is under way."
In frustration, Frieza sends a Death Ball into the core of the planet, starting a chain reaction that will 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, with Frieza notably landing a high knee to the face, giving Goku a bloody nose.
"With me, you would live like a god. Yes, you could have anything. Or not, you could choose to suffer and die."
However, Super Saiyan Goku realizes that after sustaining so much damage in his 50% state, Frieza's body will 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.
"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!!!!!!"
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, seemingly killing him and avenging countless people across the universe.
Main article: Trunks Saga 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. Even then, Frieza initially dismisses the boy's claim as a bluff and laughs it off, only to express shock when the boy proves his claim valid by transforming right in front of him and his father.
"Not that you merit the attention, but I am going to kill you myself. You should feel honored."
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.
Majin Buu Saga
"Why am I not surprised?"
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!" For obvious reasons, he frequently rooted for Kid Buu to beat Goku. When Goku managed to gain his power back and obliterate Kid Buu, Frieza could only watch in silent irritation that Goku managed to win, and also thought to himself "why am I not surprised?"
Dragon Ball Super
Battle of Gods
In the summary at the beginning of the film Frieza - after accidentally having been cut in half - is shown attacking Super Saiyan Goku with his "Last Emperor" technique, only for Goku to defeat him with an Angry Kamehameha.
While Goku is image 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.
After Whis reveals Frieza's defeat when Beerus asks as to how Frieza is doing, Whis peers back in time to Frieza's fight with Goku on Namek, showing Beerus part of the fight between him and Super Saiyan Goku.
"Don't tell me you're surprised! Of course, my vengeance must be satisfied!"
After his death Frieza's 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.
Contained in a cocoon in Earth's Hell, Frieza dreamed of his defeats at the hands of the Super Saiyans, Goku and Future Trunks, but soon woke up to the sight of the Angels of Hell. However, over fourteen years after Frieza's demise, his two of Frieza's men, Sorbet (commander of Frieza's army) and Tagoma (elite soldier), 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 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 he recovers inside the chamber Frieza dreams of his first defeat by Super Saiyan Goku, and angrily wakes up, shaking the entire ship.
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, 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 that Frieza put his grudge against the Saiyans behind him and focus on reconstituting his empire. Taking this just about as well as expected, Frieza quietly telekinetically blasts Tagoma out through the window, expressing disappointment at the cowardice and insolence the Frieza Force has been reduced to.
Sorbet preventing other deaths, activates the ship's energy shields. In the anime 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. Frieza is then 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, in the movie and manga claiming he will be able to raise his power level from 530,000 to be 1,300,000. He decided to train himself for four months in order to pull out his potential. For the next four months Frieza trained, sometimes using Tagoma as a training partner, during training sessions with Tagoma, Frieza would beat him within an inch of his life and then having him go to heal up for the next days training, allowing Frieza to both get stronger, and master his torturing-type fighting style; which would allow him to fight Goku for as long as possible without killing him, in order to cause the Saiyan as much pain as possible.
After all that time passed, Frieza and his forces eventually reach Earth and he gets excited about exacting his revenge on the Saiyans. As they are about to land Frieza begins laughing gleefully at his chance at revenge. After landing on Earth, he fires a Death Beam at North City, completely wiping it out, and then Frieza encounters the Z Fighters - who have gathered to try and resist him. Frieza becomes irritated upon realizing that Goku has yet to arrive when he recognizes Krillin as the person he killed on Namek. The tyrant scornfully remarks that the Dragon Balls can revive the powerful and the pathetic before receiving some scathing remarks from Bulma, who had never seen him in person until now. Bulma pleads for some time so that Goku to arrive, but he gives them only ten seconds. Not interested in fighting without his nemesis, Frieza has his army of 1,000 soldiers engage the Z Fighters, when Sorbet attempts to give orders to the soldiers Frieza flicks him away and instead has the soldiers all aim for Krillin as a joke - offering a planet to whomever kills him.
Frieza comments on Gohan's abilities as a fighter, nothing with disgust that the boy shares his father's morals. As the fight draws on, Frieza dismisses his troops as a disgrace to his name and threatens to kill Sorbet as punishment for his poor leadership, prompting the diminutive commander to send Shisami into battle. The hulking warrior quickly pull Gohan into a bear hug in attempt to crush him, but Tagoma blasts the duo from behind in an attempt to kill the enemy's strongest warrior. Intrigued, the tyrant then agrees to appoint Tagoma as supreme commander of his forces, if he wipes out the Z Fighters. He then proceeds to watch the battle unfold until Gotenks arrives, the fused warrior injuring Tagoma before picking a fight Frieza - only to defuse shortly thereafter. Frieza notes Goten's resemblance to Goku, and Trunks resemblance to Future Trunks and grows angry at how the Saiyans have multiplied, ordering Tagoma to wipe them out. Frieza tells Sorbet that the Super Saiyans are more fearful out of recordings.
Shortly afterwards, Frieza is approached by Captain Ginyu who has switched bodies with Tagoma while he was feeling pain on the ground. The captain explains his hardships throughout the years from being swapped into the body of a frog to arriving on Earth to Frieza's return. Frieza is happy that Ginyu is alive and once more in his service, but is unimpressed by Ginyu's fighting pose, and asks him to be useful and wipe out the Z Fighters. Frieza watches with glee as his faithful servant decimates the Z Fighters, noting that he is stronger than Tagoma was. However, Ginyu is defeated when Gohan transforms into a Super Saiyan, with Frieza expressing surprise that Goku's son was capable of obtaining the form.
Though Gohan decides to spare his opponent, Frieza recalls that this scenario is identical to the last part of his battle with Goku on Namek and snaps, flying down to the battlefield in his hover chair. Enraged, he dismisses Captain Ginyu and attacks Gohan with Death Beams whilst telling him to scream, beg for mercy, and run. After Gohan succumbs to his injuries and falls to the ground, Frieza attacks with a finishing Death Beam, suddenly, Piccolo jumps in the way of Frieza's attack - taking the full brunt of it - and protecting Gohan.
Frieza finds Gohan when he cries for Piccolo very amusing and decides to amuse himself and when Bulma finally talks to Whis, he disallows Sorbet to kill her at the moment in hopes that she might bring Goku to Earth. When he does not come right away, Frieza allows Ginyu to fight and kill Goku's friends so that he can be entertained at the least, but then Gohan stands up to Frieza and powers up into his Super Saiyan form once more to protect everyone, but the power-up eventually tires him out completely and Frieza once again decides to end his life. Shortly thereafter, Goku and Vegeta appear on the battlefield, the former having used Instant Transmission to return to Earth. Goku quickly blocks the Death Beam before rounding on Frieza, the latter explaining how he returned to life whilst describing his excruciating experiences in Hell. He blames Goku for the suffering he had endured since their battle on Namek and states his desire for vengeance. Vegeta then kills Ginyu, causing the villain to recognizes the Saiyan Prince's increased strength, though he promises to kill him once Goku is dead. After talking about their recent training, Frieza decides to transform into his final form from the start to avoid making mistakes again and prepares himself to fight, his transformation vaporizing the rest of his soldiers in the process, leaving Sorbet as the sole survivor.
They start their fight in the ground after powering up and then power up again during close combat. Frieza actually thanks Goku for making himself train to fight him at this level but then gets angry again and plans to kill Krillin and Bulma with Ki blasts but Goku and Vegeta show up at the last minute and deflect them (Vegeta did this because Goku was pinned to the ground by Frieza at the time). Then they resume their fight and they take it all the way above the clouds. Frieza told Goku he attacked his friends so he can fight Goku at his angriest but Goku refuses to as well as him destroying the Namekian Dragon Balls. After being beat around, Frieza fires a Golden Death Ball at Goku and he uses a Kamehameha to collide, causing an explosion. After a Ki blast barrage conflict, Vegeta shows up and fights Goku which impresses Frieza and he questions his loyalty to him, though Frieza fires a blast at the two and tells Vegeta that he wants to fight Goku first. After he became irritated by Vegeta's continuous clapping, the Saiyan decides to take on the tyrant himself only for the two of them to negotiate for them to fight each other after Frieza kills Goku. In the manga the two fight and Goku has the advantage he than goes on to blast Frieza with a Kamehameha, prompting the tyrant to announce that he is soon going to reveal his further evolution. Frieza then witnesses Goku transform into his Super Saiyan Blue form.
Frieza tries to knock out Goku from behind to gauge his power, but Goku catches this attack with his fist, prompting Frieza into finally transforming himself into Golden Frieza, despite his own warnings, feeling honored to be fighting close to the Saiyan's god. After saying goodbye in advance, Frieza re-proceeds to fight Goku and he had the upper hand at first but Goku blocked all of Frieza's upcoming energy attacks which results in an energy clash that lasts a while and results in a blinding explosion and both combatants are still in their prime. As Beerus and Whis show up for their dessert, thanks to his new exceedingly high power, Frieza once again gains the upper hand against Goku and after comparing how long it took to reach their new forms, Frieza decides to kill Goku immediately and his friends too so that he won't be lonely in Hell. When he spots Beerus, however he becomes frightened and frustrated that he might interfere but Beerus told Frieza to do as he pleases. Frieza then decides to continue his revenge and kept pushing him further and further, leaving Goku exhausted.
Frieza then strangles Goku with his tail and punches him in the gut and head repeatedly until Goku bit his tail forcing him to let go, yet Frieza still had the upper hand and knocked him down again. He then explains again why he hates Goku for his actions back on Planet Namek and tries to kill him with his energy attacks but for some reason Goku kept surviving them all. They were almost interrupted by Vegeta, who wanted to kill Frieza for Goku but he insisted that he almost has him. Goku also warns Frieza about his form's downside but he ignores his warnings and decides to wrap things up, with both combatants using every last bit of power they have left. At first, Frieza seemed to be dominating again, not even allowing Goku to drown to death, until Goku's prediction started to come true: he burns more power and stamina than his body can supply and didn't regulate it before he decided to exact his revenge. Due to his massive drop in power and stamina Goku knocks him away with Super God Shock Flash in the movie, and a forehead punch in the anime. Goku then suggests that Frieza leave so that they can have a rematch later, however Frieza signaled to have Sorbet shoot Goku straight in the chest with his ring. He then repeatedly kicks Goku and explains his weaknesses while doing so: his strength makes him careless. In the movie he asks Vegeta to finish Goku off - offering to make him supreme commander, though Vegeta declines and begins to fight Frieza. In the anime he was about to kill Goku once and for all when Vegeta attacks then Frieza dodges it.
When Vegeta tells Krillin to give Goku a Senzu Bean, Frieza tries to kill him with a Death Beam but Vegeta blocks it and it ends up killing Sorbet. Frieza hardly believes that Vegeta could kill him now, but he too, turns into a Super Saiyan Blue, which frightens Frieza at first. Frieza tries to hit Vegeta with a lot of Ki blasts but he was never fazed by any of them due to Frieza having lost most of his power. After a bit of big talk, Vegeta beats up Frieza and the tyrant then reverts into his Final form. Before Vegeta could kill Frieza, however, Frieza blows up the Earth and kills Vegeta and everyone and everything on Earth, including Pan, Videl, 18, Marron, Chi-Chi, Majin Buu, Mr. Satan, and Dr. Brief and Mrs. Brief. Stated by Beerus and Whis, they stated that Frieza survived the destruction thus is floating in space, preparing his next move. However, the event was undone by Whis' Temporal Do-Over technique and Goku turned into his Super Saiyan Blue God form and charged and launched a Kamehameha strong enough to destroy Frieza and sent him back to Hell before he can destroy the Earth, although not before Frieza yells a curse at Goku. Once back in Earth's Hell, he was forced to watch the Angels of Hell dance and sing while strapping a cocoon again, much to Frieza's chagrin.
Universe 6 Saga
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In a manga extra featured in Warriors of Universe 6, Frieza is shown in Hell with Sorbet and Shisami.
"Future" Trunks Saga
Main article: "Future" Trunks Saga
When Goku and Krillin are training together and sent by Roshi to find a medicine called "Paradise Grass" they enter a strange forest to look for it, however they encounter a manifestation of Frieza, this is due to the forest being on the edge between this world and the next, and thus the memories of past battles can manifest, and Frieza manifests as he was on Namek through Krillin's memory.
Seeing Frieza terrifies Krillin as Frieza was one of the three villains that killed him. Goku is able to destroy the Frieza illusion, but it keeps coming back until Goku makes it and the other illusions disintegrate by not reacting to them at all. Krillin was later surrounded by multiple illusions of Frieza that eventually morphed into Nappa.
Universe Survival Saga
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After 9 members of the 10 member Team Universe 7 gather they realize that Buu has fallen asleep and will not wake up for at least two months. Goku, in a desperate state, suggests making Frieza the 10th member after Beerus rages at the group for destroying all of Frieza's army. Everyone protests because Frieza is as likely to destroy them rather than help them. Nevertheless, Goku insists he and Vegeta can stop Frieza should he get out of control. Goku convinces King Yemma to have him escorted to Hell where he finds Frieza strung up in his cocoon. Frieza wonders why Goku is there and figures out that he is planning something when Goku asks Frieza how he would like to get out of Hell for a bit. After telling Frieza about the Tournament of Power, he cuts the cocoon down, liberating Frieza. Frieza admits he is intrigued, and asks Goku if it would inconvenience him if he said no. Goku admits it would, so Frieza says no. Goku then walks away, and Frieza quickly claims he was joking.
Frieza tells Goku to use the Dragon Balls to revive him, enticing Goku by claiming he can become even stronger. Frieza powers up to his golden form, and Goku tells Frieza that he really is the most evil being in the Universe to exploit his weakness like that. Goku tells Frieza the winner will get to use the Super Dragon Balls, and that he can use those to resurrect himself should he win. Frieza remarks that doesn't guarantee his revival even if they win, and says that using the Earth Dragon Balls will be fine. Goku promises to revive Frieza, and so Frieza agrees to join Team Universe 7. Goku goes to see Fortuneteller Baba, and asks her to bring Frieza to Earth for 24 hours. Baba is reluctant to do this, but does as Goku asks since the fate of their Universe is at stake. Frieza arrives, and he and Goku greet each other by punching each other in the guts. Assassins from Universe 9 arrive to assassinate Goku and Frieza, who powers up to Golden Frieza and begins killing the assassins. Frieza reveals that he learned to maintain his stamina by mental concentration via imagining killing Goku. Frieza is hit by a Energy of Destruction but quickly gains control of it and hits Goku with it. He uses a communicator device from one of the assassins to talk to Sidra and Roh. Frieza offers them a bargain: they make him a member of their team and he will perform well, as he doesn't want to be collateral damage if Universe 7 is erased and offers to kill Goku to ensure his team doesn't win. As the two gods argue over this, Beerus and Whis show up causing Freiza to destroy the communicator. Beerus suspects Frieza is plotting against them, though Whis thinks he may simply have been trying to get intel on other universes.
Frieza notes to himself that this tournament is the perfect opportunity to manipulate the gods of the many universes, and thinks to himself that Beerus will not be in charge for long. After Beerus frees him, Goku asks for a quick spar with Frieza on the condition that whoever lands one punch wins. Both punch each other in the face and knock each other out cold and Beerus declares they are evenly matched. Frieza is taken to the rest of the team. As soon as he arrives, all the other members look at him suspiciously while Beerus prevents him from doing anything stupid to which Frieza tells him he knows. Vegeta then makes a comment about his halo but Frieza promises him that he will give him one too. As the team leaves, Whis tells them to join hands so he can get to the tournament. Frieza notices that Vegeta does not want to hold his hand. After a bit of bickering, Beerus screams that they had to work as a team and grabs Frieza's arm instead of Vegeta.
Frieza and his teammates are transported by Whis to the World of Void. There he meets the fighters from other universes, and is surprised to see Frost, another member of his race. Before the tournament begins, Frieza and Frost meet in secret near the far edge of the ring. Frieza makes sure he and Frost are similar before offering for them to work together, which Frost accepts. Like Goku, Vegeta, 17 and 18, Frieza ignores Gohan's strategy and runs off to fight on his own; ki blasting Catopesra from Universe 3 at point blank. Frieza easily defeats Napapa and incapacitates Roselle, and had caused the latter to accidentally jump out of bounds after some torture. Frieza then witnesses Universe 9 being erased by the two Zen-ohs and swears to reign over them one day. When Kale transformed, and started going on a rampage, Frieza just calmly smiled, seemingly unfazed. Later, when Gohan talked about reuniting their team, Frieza showed up while clutching Murichim by his head. Vegeta approaches Frieza and accuse him of staking his prey. Frieza laughs and says first come first serve before throwing Murichim out of the ring.
Frieza appears again, watching the spectating crowd from above a ledge, and deciding who will be his next victim. He then notices Gohan struggling against Jimeze, and comes to his aid. But, to Gohan, Jimeze, and the spectating Universe 7's surprise, he allows for the fight between Gohan and Jimeze to continue. However, after Gohan is overwhelmed once again by Jimeze's power and since he wasn't using his full power, Frieza intervenes once again and destroys an energy wave Jimeze conjured just as he was about to finish Gohan, with Frieza condescendingly stating his hand slipped. Jimeze then quickly uses his instant transmission and appears behind Frieza, but Frieza uses a tail attack and knocks him back into the ground. Jimeze doesn't understand how Frieza is able to combat his instant transmission, and Frieza comes over to him and states that his instant transmission is mere child's play. Jimeze attempts it again, but once again, Frieza easily attacks him. Using his tail to lift him from his throat, Frieza proceeds to torture Jimeze, and with a final ki blast, claims his victory over him. With both Universe 2 and 7 in shock, Frieza throws him out of the ring, where the members of Universe 2 proceed to give their fallen comrade aid.
As Frieza berates Gohan for not using his full power against Jimeze, Frost comes in on the scene, complimenting Frieza for the exhilarating battle. Champa yells at Frost to get away from Frieza, as he knows he is no match for him, but then Frost reveals that his only enemy is Gohan. Frieza then walks over to his side, and everyone realizes they had already formed an alliance. With everything out on the table, Frost insists that Frieza does battle against Gohan, to which Frieza accepts. Before they begin, Frost warns Frieza if he should be lying to him, he would suffer the consequences, and forms a Death Beam at his fingertips. Frieza and Gohan then do battle, with Frieza holding an upper hand for the majority of the battle. As the battle goes on, Gohan powers up to his Ultimate form and manages to get a good punch on Frieza. Realizing the full extent of his power, Frieza proceeds to power up to his Golden Form, and after a very short bout, Frieza defeats Gohan. Frost then comes on from the sidelines, marveling at the amazing power Frieza possesses. Frieza states to him that he can also attain this power from training, or at the very least, his maximum power form, to which Frieza proceeds to transform into.
Frost follows suit, and Frieza gives him an important lesson about the form, which is to use it early on to make sure the body's stamina doesn't run out. Frieza gives him one final lesson, which is to not trust anyone, and proceeds to knock him out of the ring. After Frost is knocked out, Gohan pushes himself off of the ground, revealing himself to still be conscious. Utterly shocked by this betrayal, Frieza reveals to Frost that he never intended to work with him, as he considers Frost an amateur in comparison to himself. Enraged by the fact that Frieza would dare call him an amateur, Frost prepares a ki blast, but before he can fire, he is erased by Zen-Oh, who restates that nobody can attack from outside the arena and warning Champa they would erase Universe 6 if they did it again. With the fight finally over, Frieza states to Gohan that they should continue to work together to attain victory, and leaves with a smile on his face.
After observing Gok's battle with Jiren and overhearing the gods fear of a mortal using the form Frieza gives chase to Goku who flee's after his loss to recover. Frieza is able to catch Goku and prepares charging a blast stating that no one can actually see them behind the pillar. Goku fearing for his life screams as Frieza fires his attack, however to Goku's shock, he is alive and Frieza laughs and reveals he gave him some of his energy. Frieza said that even though he didn't give him much, knowing that Goku is more then enough to get back on his feet and begin recovering. Frieza continues by telling Goku now all debts are paid, stated fighting Jiren is something he wanted to avoid. He also told Goku that the gods were actually scared of Goku when he was using his new found power and told him the gods called it Ultra Instinct. He also informs Goku he is doing well out there as expected and Universe 7 needs him to keep doing well, as Frieza takes his leave to find his next victim. After watching Vegeta save Cabba and learning of there relationship Frieza became disgusted at the thought and challenges Cabba to a fight after he barely beats Monna. Dispite his best efforts, Cabba is incapable of handling Frieza in his base form and powers up to Super Saiyan 2 after Frieza backs him into a corner. Once Frieza reveals his hatred of Saiyans, Cabba fires a Galick Cannon at him, who rather than blocking the move, powers up to his Golden Frieza form and defeats Cabba with Emperor's Death Beams. Uncharacteristically, Frieza asks Cabba to give up and when Cabba refuses Frieza blasts him out of the ring with a basic ki blast. Afterwards Frieza says that he regrets using more stamina than required to take out trash.
Dragon Ball GT
Super 17 Saga
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"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.
Shadow Dragon Saga
Main article: Shadow Dragon Saga
Frieza briefly appears in the first episode of the Saga, when its shown the wishes made to Shenron that brought the Shadow Dragons to life, as Syn Shenron, the saga's main antagonist, was born from the wish made by Mr. Popo to revive everyone on Namek that was killed at the hands of Frieza and his soldiers. Later, Frieza appears in the flashbacks of the final episode that shows him killing Krillin and then Goku becoming a Super Saiyan for the first time at their battle on Namek.
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. He then has Dodoria and his soldiers take care of destroying the team. Beforehand, he also humors Vegeta's request for a challenging mission by having him do the most difficult mission with the incentive of him coming back alive. However, when seeing that Bardock's attack pod was enroute to Vegeta, he forced Dodoria to be placed under house arrest within his quarters for the failure. He also appeared in a vision of Bardock's, where Goku tells Bardock that it's not too late to avoid becoming like Frieza (it should be noted that this dialogue was exclusive to the dub). Upon witnessing Bardock holding his own against his soldiers, Frieza, with barely contained fury, orders for Zarbon to prepare his hover pod to go into space, with a hesitant Zarbon ultimately complying when Frieza subtly threatens Zarbon for questioning his orders. 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.
Main article: Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge Frieza appears at the beginning of the film, as his brother Cooler watches as he destroys Planet Vegeta. He is also frequently mentioned throughout the events proper, mostly in relation to Cooler, as well as his defeat at the hands of Goku.
Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan
Main article: Dragon Ball Z: Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan Although Frieza does not have a direct appearance, his destruction of Planet Vegeta is shown in a flashback by Paragus, and was also mentioned twice by him, both relating to his genocide.
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 Stories
Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans
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When the Z Fighters arrive at West City in order to shut down the final Destron Gas Machine, it is discovered that the Frieza, Cooler, Slug, and Turles - revived as Ghost Warriors - are its guardians, after a talk with the Z Fighters the two teams 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 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, however, before they are finished off, Frieza destroys Bunbuku Island killing all of its inhabitants, including Mr. Satan. As the Ghost Warriors disintegrate into Ghost Frieza, Ghost Frieza yells out that the Saiyans should not underestimate their grudge before vanishing.
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.
Frieza briefly appears after this, with his grudge energy being the second last to enter Hatchiyack.
In addition to Ghost 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.
The Real 4-D
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Frieza is the main villain of this film. After being summoned by a hooded figure via Shenron, and then having increases his power exponentially in a short period of time, he is seen causing havoc in west city. Goku challenges the tyrant, but is ultimately outclassed. He then turns into a Super Saiyan, where he puts up a better fight, but is eventually defeated and left grievously injured on the ground. Super Saiyan Vegeta, Krillin, and Piccolo arrive to help, (with Frieza being angered at Vegeta being a Super Saiyan) and Goku gathers enough energy to form a massive Spirit Bomb to kill Frieza.
In this short film, Frieza is stated to have a Power level of 5,300,000,000 (10,000x his first form on Namek).
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.
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. One of the pieces they collect is 2nd Frieza's severed tail which Krillin cut off with his Destructo Disc during the Battle on Planet Namek. At one point a Time Breaker Frieza Soldier takes a bite out of said tail, causing them to mutate making the soldier larger and stronger.
Main article: Dragon Ball Xenoverse
During the opening prologue of Dragon Ball Xenoverse in Age 767, 100% Frieza's battle with Super Saiyan Goku on Dying Namek is shown and Goku defeats Frieza. However history is altered Frieza empowered by Dark Magic granting him the power of Villainous Mode gets back up which shocks Goku, though he transforms back into his Super Saiyan form and continues to fight against Dark Frieza. In the altered history that is shown, SSJ Goku is forced to use a Spirit Bomb to combat Dark Frieza, though it is unclear if he was able to defeat Dark Frieza with it or not. Due to this and other history changes during the Cell Games in Age 767 and the battle with Kid Buu in Age 774, Chronoa and Xeno Trunks realize that history is changing, causing Xeno Trunks to use Toki Toki City's Dragon Balls to summon Shenron and makes a wish to summon a warrior capable of defending all of history, resulting in the Future Warrior being summoned to Toki Toki City and being recruited by Trunks as a member of the Time Patrol.
In another altered timeline of the Battle on Namek in Age 767, Frieza's battle with the Z Fighters on Namek turns out differently due to Time Breaker interference though Frieza being empowered by Dark Magic. While Goku is inside the healing chamber, Dark 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. At the
When the Future Warrior travels back to stop this change from coming to pass, they arrive and helps the Z Fighters fight against Dark Frieza (1st form). Under the influence of Towa's Dark Magic, instead of transforming into his 2nd form, Dark Frieza transforms right into his Final Form, altering the timeline. However Piccolo arrives in time to assist the Future Warrior in combating Dark 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 Dark 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 Dark Frieza though Frieza proves to be too strong and Goku is forced to resort to the Spirit Bomb to defeat Frieza like in the original timeline. Instead of Piccolo, Future Warrior distracts Dark Frieza long enough for Goku to prepare and hit him with a Large Spirit Bomb it appears as though Dark Frieza has been killed.
However Dark Frieza survives the assault like he did in the original history 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 with his Death Psycho Bomb, causing Goku to become a Super Saiyan. Dark Frieza attacks Goku with his Killer Ball technique, but Goku dodges it. Unfortunately, one of the stray blasts Goku had dodged ends up heading right towards Gohan and Piccolo, however the Future Warrior manages shield them with their body, and then joins Goku fight against Dark Frieza. Eventually Frieza becomes desperate and fires his Destroy The Planet! at Namek's core to destroy the planet though like in the original history he holds back out of fear he will be caught in the explosion, allowing Namek to survive though will eventually explode. As a result, SSJ Goku and the Future Warrior survive and continue to fight against Villainous Mode Dark Frieza at 100% Power on Dying Namek. 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. Chronoa and Xeno Trunks later reveal to the Future Warrior that Goku ends up defeating Frieza in the corrected timeline thus the original timeline is restored.
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.
Demon God Demigra Saga
Main article: Demon God Demigra Saga
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 the opening Prologue of Xenoverse 2, a scroll containing the events of the Genocide of the Saiyans in Age 737 is shown. Frieza observes Planet Vegeta from within his spaceship and notes it will be the last time he gazes on the planet, before spotting Bardock who desperately fights to avert his planet's fate. While fighting Frieza's soldiers, Bardock is momentarily distracted by a vision of his son Kakarot confronting 1st Frieza on Namek. After the vision ends Bardock frees himself from the soldier's holding on to him and demands Frieza show himself. Frieza appears in his hoverchair and Bardock hears Frieza state, "So the legendary Super Saiyan has finally shown up." which is the result of another one of Bardock's visions causing the scene to shift, to Age 779 during Frieza's revenge. As a result, Frieza appears to Bardock to morph into Golden Frieza as a result of Bardock's vision. Bardock is shocked by Frieza's sudden change, before noticing his son as a Super Saiyan Blue and witnesses SSGSS Goku clashing with Golden Frieza before his vision ends with the explosion produced by Goku and Frieza's clash. After this final vision, Bardock determined to change the future, creates a Riot Javelin which he throws at Frieza. However Frieza creates a Supernova which consumes the blast which Bardock and Planet Vegeta are caught in leading to the planet's destruction. The scene then shifts back to the scroll which unravels before being stop by Turles foot, leading to him Lord Slug, Mira, and Towa being shown, along with the mysterious Masked Saiyan.
Ruckus on Planet Namek Saga
Like in Xenoverse, Frieza is fought in the main story during the Battle on Planet Namek in Age 762. He is first seen alongside Zarbon and Dodoria during the attack on Moori's village right after Krillin and Gohan rescue Dende. Due to Towa's Dark Magic, Frieza tells both Dodoria and Zarbon to go after them, allowing Zarbon to prevent Krillin and the others from escaping when Krillin blinds Dodoria with the Solar Flare. Fortunately the Time Patrol sends the second Future Warrior to help by time for Krillin to escape.
The Galactic Emperor Saga
Eventually the Warrior discovers that Lord Slug and Turles are working with Towa and Mira, causing them to interfere with the Battle on Planet Namek in an attempt to steal the Namekian Dragon Balls for themselves. During Frieza's battle with Nail he is powered up by Towa and the Warrior is sent to aid him in buying time for Dende and the others. However while they are distracted by Dark Frieza, Turles and Slug steal the Namekian Dragon Balls during this time and the Warrior is forced to leave after Nail informs Frieza he was only buying time, causing Frieza to rush off. The Warrior manages to stop Turles and Slug by traveling further into the past by traveling back to the Time Nest and using the Time Scroll again, and manages to defeat them with the help of Xeno Trunks. They then return to aid the others against the enraged Frieza. Vegeta is killed like in the original timeline and Goku arrives though is eventually forced to use the Spirit Bomb, though it fails to kill Frieza. Frieza wounds Piccolo and kills Krillin, causing Goku to transform into Super Saiyan, though this time Goku takes Killer Ball attack head on instead of dodging and thus the Future Warrior is not forced to protect them as their predecessor did in Xenoverse. The Warrior joins Super Saiyan Goku in fight Frieza who uses Destroy the Planet! to destroy Namek but holds back saving Goku and his allies as he had in the original history. However as Goku mentions Frieza holding back, Cooler appears and admonishes his brother for his weakness, to the shock of Frieza, Goku, and the Future Warrior. Frieza inquires why his brother is there and Cooler reveals Towa had aided him in traveling through time to prevent his brother's humiliating defeat at the hands of Goku. As a result the two brothers team up to kill Goku and the Future Warrior, before powering up to their full power, 100% for Frieza and Cooler takes on his Fourth Transformation. However Cooler is defeated by the Warrior causing him to fall into what is left of Namek's molten core, and Goku is left to compete his fight with Frieza alone as Dende uses the Namekian Dragon Balls to transport everyone one except Goku and Frieza to Earth like in the original timeline. For defeating Cooler and Frieza, Chronoa awards the Future Warrior with a Flying License which serves as proof of their status as an elite Time Patroller, allowing them to legally use Flight in Conton City.
The Emperor's Return Saga
Later Frieza is revived in Age 779, though Towa interferes causing Cooler to be revived using the Dragon Balls second wish. Cooler is later transformed into Metal Cooler and it is implied he trained with his brother aiding him in unlocking his Golden Form making much stronger. The Warrior aids the Z Fighters in holding off Frieza's dark magic enhanced army and fights the tyrant once more in order to buy time for Goku and Vegeta to arrive. Eventually Goku and Vegeta appear. Super Saiyan Blue Goku and the Future Warrior fight Frieza together but Whis who had arrived with Beerus for the food promised by Bulma, notes the presence of Metal Cooler who reveals himself and reveals how he was revived. Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta and the Warrior step up to face him while Goku continues fighting Frieza. However Beerus is contacted by Chronoa who states that Mira and Towa are attacking the Time Nest and requests their assistance despite the fact the role Whis plays in Frieza's defeat. As a result, when Frieza resorts to his Earth Breaker, Goku and all those saved by Whis are killed by the Earth's destruction, save for the Future Warrior who is pulled out just in time by Xeno Trunks. The Warrior learns that Towa hacked the Time Patrol's communication systems and pretended to be Chronoa to lure Whis and Beerus away altering the events of Age 779. Beerus is outraged by her blasphemous deception of him and is convinced by Chronoa to aid the Time Patrol in fixing it. Whis aids the Warrior with Temporal Do-Over allowing them to stop Frieza's Earth Breaker with a Ki Blast and Vegeta swears they will not allow him to pull the same move twice. This causes Golden Frieza and Metal Cooler to power up to their Supervillain forms, however they are defeated by the combined might of the two Super Saiyan Blues and the Future Warrior. Goku thanks the Warrior after the fight and promises to repay them, leading to him aiding the Future Warrior in the final battle with Mira in his final form.
The Masked Saiyan Saga
Having learned that Bardock is the Masked Saiyan, Xeno Trunks and the Future Warrior investigate Age 737 to learn more. They witnesses 1st Form Frieza use his Supernova to destroy Planet Vegeta like he did in the prologue. However it is revealed that Towa and Mira used a Wormhole to save Bardock from being killed. Xeno Trunks and the Future Warrior observe this and follow the Time Breaker's past selves to Earth in Age ???, where they are confronted by Masked Saiyan and Towa's present self. During the fight, it is implied that after being saved by the wormhole, Bardock escaped into the distant past presumably resulting in his encounter with Frieza's ancestor Chilled and his transformation into a Super Saiyan, leading to Chilled's death and creating a time paradox that leads to Chilled passing on knowledge of the Super Saiyans to his descendants. It is also implied that Towa and Mira captured at some point after this, as the SSJ Bardock's battle with Chilled is mentioned to be considered an official part of history as Frieza Race Time Patroller Jierra was sent back in time to ensure Chilled survived his injuries long enough to pass on the knowledge of the Super Saiyans to his descendants.
Frieza's Spaceship Rift
Before the main story of Xenoverse 2, the Demon Scientist Towa tricks Navel into taking one of the Distorted Time Eggs she created in an failed attempt to replicate Tokitoki's Egg artificially, onto Frieza's Spaceship in a timeline when Frieza was still in power. This creates a massive time rift around Frieza's Spaceship that appears in Conton City and is contained in a Time Miniature by Chronoa who finds that the rifts are large and stable. She sends several Time Patrollers to investigate the cause by having them go undercover under the pretense of joining Frieza's army. The Frieza Race Future Warrior is one of those Time Patrollers and is seen investigating the rift in the prologue where he watches Ginyu drilling some low ranking soldiers and Frieza walks by commenting on his army's growing strength while noting the lack of skilled fighters and decides he must do something himself to change that. The warrior is later called off to tend to a critical mission given by Chronoa. Later they are asked to visit the various large time rifts including Frieza's Spaceship (which occurs regardless of selected race). After bringing an item to Appule, they are let inside the ship where they can join Frieza's army to investigate without coming into contact with Frieza. The warrior passes Frieza's test. From here on they are forced to choose between two factions lead by Zarbon and Dodoria who are vying for Frieza's favor. Frieza encourages this in-fighting as it will weed out the weaker members. Frieza watches the warrior's growth as they end up challenging the leader of the rival faction alongside the leader of the faction they choose, though the rival leader is spared and Frieza decides to give them a second chance by demoting them somewhat. Eventually, the warrior grows tired of the leader of the faction, challenges, and defeats them, causing the leader to submit to their former underling. Frieza and Captain Ginyu are both impressed causing Ginyu to offer them a chance to join the Ginyu Force and they pass becoming a member of the Elite Mercenary group. However the Warrior eventually challenges and defeats the entire Ginyu Force, catching the attention of both Cooler and Frieza, forcing the Warrior to make a choose between the two brother's factions. Eventually the brother faction the Warrior chose confronts the rival faction which is defeated forcing the other brother to submit. If Frieza is chosen the Warrior becomes Frieza's top henchman and retains his status as Emperor of Universe 7 within the rift's timeline. If Cooler is selected he usurpers the title of Emperor of Universe 7 and gains control of the Frieza's faction which he places under the Warrior's command. Afterwards either brother realizes that the other will train to grow stronger and thus asks the warrior to be their sparing partner. If they serve Frieza, they help him unlock his Golden Form, while if they serve Cooler they help him unlock his Metal Cooler form. If the Warrior is a Frieza Clansmen, they will seek to claim the throne of Emperor of Universe 7 from either Golden Frieza or Metal Cooler depending on their faction resulting in them defeating them and becoming recognizes as Emperor of Universe 7 by both brothers though they plan regain control and defeat them. Wanting to prove their superiority, they both help the Warrior obtain their Golden Form in order to defeat them at their best. After obtaining the form both brothers are stratified that at least the honor of the Frieza Clan is secured as one of them is the current ruler of the Universe, though they both still plan to defeat the Warrior someday. The Warrior eventually obtains the Distorted Time Egg from Navel which is given to Chronoa.
Main article: Frieza's Siege In the events of the first free DLC pack, in Age 852, Frieza and his army invades Conton City after his spaceship travels through a wormhole. It is strongly implied that the ship comes from the Frieza's Spaceship anomaly's timeline as various Frieza force members make references to the Warrior being a member and their selected factions. Ultimately the Future Warrior and other Time Patrols manage to fight off Frieza, his army, and his brother.
After completing The Galactic Emperor Saga and completing the Advancement Test for Advanced Class, 1st Form Frieza will appear on top of the plateau in Namek Area of Conton City. Like in Xenoverse, the Future Warrior can speak to Frieza in order to train under him, but must first prove themself by completing Frieza's Initiation Test. After completing the Test, the Warrior can ask Frieza to become their current instructor (which causes Frieza to instruct them during Challenge Quests and appear to aid them if they are having trouble during parallel quests). This also allows the Warrior to bond and talk to Frieza, allowing them to unlock special pictures called Marks for their Play Data profile. If the warrior bonds with Frieza and certain other Masters, special events are triggered resulting in Frieza encountering the other master inside the classroom at Orange Star High School in Conton City along with a special mark for bonding with said Masters.
Bonding completely with both Frieza and Cell results in them encountering each other. Perfect Cell reveals that he was created Frieza's cells, which Frieza believes explains Cell's power. However Cell believes that Frieza's cells are responsible for his defeat at the hands of Gohan, as Frieza had been bested by the Saiyans, causing Frieza to immediately dislike Cell's arrogant attitude towards him insisting the Warrior should not train under him.
As part of the Masters Pack DLC, if the Future Warrior bonds with Cooler, Frieza and Cooler will meet at Orange Star High School with each staking their claim on the Future Warrior as their subordinate.
Additionally, other Masters have different reactions if the Warrior talks to them then leaves while training under Frieza. Some like Dodoria, Zarbon, Ginyu, Nappa, Raditz, and Turles are impressed and/or even jealous to learn they are training under Frieza, while most of the Z Fighters are shocked and warn them to be careful. Ironically Goku, Vegeta, and Bardock are more intrigued that Frieza would agree to train someone, with Goku even admitting he'd love to train with Frieza too due to how powerful and skilled a fighter he is. Perfect Cell however considers it useless to train under the likes of Frieza, stating that his reign as the strongest is bygone era and doesn't compare to Cell. Lord Slug wonders what Frieza could be planning, before stating that he will someday show Frieza and the rest of the universe that he is stronger than Frieza. Beerus and Whis note that Frieza has many minions, though remind the Warrior that Frieza is evil to the core and to be careful around him, with Beerus even stating he can't imagine any of the Frieza Clan would willingly agree to teach another if their wasn't something in it for them. Cooler will recognize that while his brother has a good eye for talent, he considers his brother an overconfident bungling idiot and tells the Warrior to consider joining his ranks instead as he considers them working under Frieza a waste of their potential.
Dark Empire Saga
Main articles: Dark Empire Saga and Super Dragon Ball Heroes: Dark Demon Realm Mission!
One of the Dark Dragon Balls travels back to the Battle of Namek and fuses with Frieza, with it's power Frieza is able to easily take down Super Saiyan Goku - even while using only 50% power.
Xeno Goku and Future Trunks arrive to correct the timeline, Xeno Goku and Super Saiyan Goku (Namek) both fire Super Kamehamehas at Frieza, who goes into his 100% Full Power state in order to block them, however the attacks give Future Trunks enough time to get behind Frieza and cleave him in half - in the same manner that Frieza's Death Saucer did in the proper time - and the Dark Dragon Ball is knocked away from Frieza.
The fight then continues as it is meant to, with the injured Frieza begging Goku for mercy.
- Demon God Towa Saga
Main article: Demon God Towa Saga
Frieza appears as the main antagonist of the Demon God Towa Saga, alongside Towa herself.
Time is altered and Frieza is merged with a Dark Dragon Ball in Age 762, the power boost allowing him to take down Goku. However he is taken down by Future Trunks and the Dark Dragon Ball is knocked off him, restoring the events to normal.
However, in the present time, when Demon God Towa attacks the Earth and faces the Time Patrol and their allies, Xeno Frieza suddenly shows up - merged with a Dark Dragon Ball - alongside Dodoria and Zarbon. After Towa flees in fear, Frieza then prepares to face off with the Time Patrol.
Episode of Bardock
Frieza appears briefly in the first chapter of the manga Dragon Ball: Episode of Bardock, seen destroying Planet Vegeta.
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.
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
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.
- Manga and Anime
Frieza was born a mutant with abnormally great power in comparison to the rest of his race. Even though the rest of Frieza's family are strong, Frieza's power has always been in a completely different league. Similar to a God of Destruction, the intensity of Frieza's power is able to effortlessly destroy entire planets. Upon hearing that Frieza was defeated, the God of Destruction Beerus was shocked that this was possible (by anyone besides himself). He is also recognized as a prodigy of such innate talent and natural growth that he became known as the most powerful warrior in the universe with no real training. Frieza's first form could calmly destroy planets, kill King Vegeta with a single blow and effortlessly pummel Nail into a critical state. In his second form, Frieza had little trouble against Vegeta, Gohan and Krillin's combined effort. Only against Piccolo (merged with Nail) did Frieza fight seriously. Once outmatched, Frieza transformed again, quickly dominating Piccolo with a torturous onslaught. His mutant genes seem to allow his body to strengthen to much higher levels in a shorter period of time than most others could in that same timespan. This is seen when he trained for merely four months, and managed to surpass all of the Z fighter's previous power levels, which took them years to get. He even managed to attain the level of the gods, a level that took Goku and Vegeta two years to attain under the guidance of Whis, and yet he was still stronger than both of them in terms of raw power.
In his true form Frieza fought on par with Goku despite his tremendous Saiyan Power increase. Once Frieza unleashed 50%, he quickly dominated Goku even against Goku's Kaio-ken x10. Against Goku's Kamehameha-Kaio-ken x20 combination, barely using the full force of 50% was enough to disperse Goku's attack with a single hand, only sustaining minor burns on it. Frieza survived a Large Spirit Bomb at only 70%, though was almost brought to the brink of death, damaging his left eye and severing part of his tail. Once Goku obtained Super Saiyan, Frieza utilizes 100%, holding his own for a while against Goku and landing some blows, but is ultimately outclassed. One year after his defeat on Namek and restored with cybernetic parts, Frieza was noted to be much stronger than before, himself believing that he could kill Super Saiyan Goku singlehandedly. When Mecha Frieza fought Super Saiyan Future Trunks, he felt only 50% was enough to defeat the half-Saiyan, though it was he instead who was easily beaten. Additionally, in the anime King Kai notes that 50% Power Mecha Frieza's Supernova attack was ten times stronger than 50% Power Frieza's Destroy the Planet! Death Ball.
In Dragon Ball Super, Frieza trains for four months to prepare for Goku. After unlocking much of his latent potential, Frieza's power increased dramatically, noting that the combined might of the Z-Fighters and Jaco were no match for him even in his first form, able to easily defeat Super Saiyan Gohan with a barrage of Death Beams and kill Piccolo with a single shot. Merely powering up into his true form disintegrated all his surrounding soldiers. In his true form while not at full power, Frieza is strong enough to fight almost on par with Goku (who had reached the level of gods). In the anime, it is noted by Krillin and Gohan that they could not see either Goku or Frieza's movements, while they had previously been able to see Super Saiyan God Goku and suppressed Beerus' movements. Once Goku transforms into a Super Saiyan Blue, Frieza is still confident in using only his final form - despite being aware of the boost in power Goku would get from just going Super Saiyan, he attacks and Goku is surprised by his speed - showing that he was holding back in their previous fight, however Goku proceeds to easily stop the attack and so Frieza transforms. After he transforms into his Golden form, Frieza quickly revealed to be far more than Goku imagined, easily pressuring Goku for a while in his new godly form with little to no damage on Frieza's part. At full power, both Goku and Frieza note that Frieza has become strong enough that he could probably kill Super Saiyan Blue Goku in an instant if he fought seriously. However, Frieza begins to tire rapidly due to not having fully mastered his new form, causing his power to drop quickly until eventually Frieza's blows becoming completely ineffective. Once returning to his normal form, despite his exhaustion, Frieza was able to near-instantly destroy the Earth. In the manga it is said that Golden Frieza at full strength was so powerful that it would take Goku and Vegeta both in Super Saiyan Blue together to take him down.
In the Universe Survival Saga, in desperation for a 10th member and running short on time, Goku locates Fortuneteller Baba and asks her to bring Frieza back for one day (believing that Frieza's power would be a necessary asset to help Team Universe 7 prevail in the Tournament of Power). When Goku goes to recruit Frieza, the Emperor claims that he has not yet reached the peak of his potential. This is partially shown in the battle against the Universe 9 assassins, as despite being physically immobilized for a long period in hell, Frieza's power did not diminish but rather it continued to grow. In order to cope with the never-ending torture and humiliation in hell, Frieza underwent extensive mental training, which caused his ki control to improve drastically, allowing him to minimize the strain of his Golden form, refine its already immense power to the point that Sidra's Energy of Destruction had no effect on him, and ultimately overpower and control the destruction energy, albeit with great difficulty. At this point, even Roh noted that Frieza was more of a God of Destruction than Sidra and even expressed disbelief that the latter could destroy him. Later he engages in a short battle with Super Saiyan Blue Goku which ended in a draw - with Whis noting that the two were equal in power. However, Goku reverted to his base form after the collision, while Frieza still managed to maintain his Golden form even while knocked out.
Alongside Goku and Vegeta, Frieza is seen as one of the trump cards for Universe 7's potential victory in the Tournament of Power.
During the Tournament of Power, Frieza was able to easily defeat Katopesla and Napapa and managed to damage Roselle's wings, causing the latter to ring out to avoid having to be tortured by Frieza after the latter implied that he intends to toy with him. Later, when Kale took on her Berserker Super Saiyan form, Frieza was the only fighter who was not intimidated by her power, simply smiling as she transformed. He effortlessly defeated Murichim. Against Jimeze, Frieza was able to effortlessly beat him into a near death state - despite his mastery of Instant Transmission. Champa noted that Frost was no match for Frieza. Frieza in his Final Form was able to easily outmatch base Gohan, and then fight Ultimate Gohan - though at this point Gohan held the advantage and was able to push Frieza back. In his Golden form, Frieza was able to defeat Ultimate Gohan quickly. However, it is revealed Frieza and Gohan were acting so Frost would trust Frieza. 100% Full Power Frieza was able to knock Frost, who was in the same form, out of the arena with a single ki Blast, however Frost had his guard down. Despite his outward calmness at witnessing Jiren's God of Destruction-like might, he openly admitted he wishes to avoid a confrontation with Jiren at all costs. When Frieza challenged Cabba he easily him overwhelmed in his base form. In an attempt to defeat Frieza, Cabba turned Super Saiyan 2 in order to get out of the tyrant's grip, and attacked with a Galick Cannon, however as the dust from the attack cleared it was revealed Frieza had taken no damage and had transformed into Golden Frieza. Cabba was no match for Golden Frieza, who effortlessly knocks him out of the arena with a ki blast. Afterwards, Frieza calls Cabba trash, and notes that it was a waste to expend excess stamina on him.
When final form Frieza began trying to get another opponent to fight him, Dyspo hid behind a rock, noting he was no match for Frieza and then fled. When Goku began struggling against the team assault of Super Saiyan 2 Caulifla and the True Legendary Super Saiyan Kale, despite their combined massive might and perfectly synchronized combos, Frieza saw them simply as entertainment and when Super Saiyan 2 Caulifla prepared a Crush Cannon to fire at Frieza, Frieza opted to stay in his final form and prepared a Death Ball to clash with Caulifla - however Goku insisted to finish the fight himself and so stopped Frieza and Caulifla from clashing. When Frieza was offered a fight by Katopesla (in his Whirlwind Speed Mode), Frieza saw did not deem him worthy as an opponent and ignored him. Whilst watching the fight between Goku and Kefla, Final Form Frieza was able to easily dodge the energy blast from Super Saiyan Kefla that Goku deflected towards him.
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. It should also be noted that he and Cell were tasked with dealing with Goku, implying they are more powerful than the villains up to that point who occupied Hell who instead went to Earth, including foes like General Rildo. Ultimately however, Goku is able to outmaneuver them with his child form's base power.
In the Dragon Ball: Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans OVAs, Ghost Frieza is able to put 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: Fusion Reborn, fourth form Frieza appears as the leader of the villains who have escaped Hell, however base form Gohan defeated Frieza in one blow.
In Dragon Ball Z: The Real 4-D, his power level is greatly augmented to 5,300,000,000 in his true form. From this, he was able to dominate Goku, who was in his base form. When he transformed into a Super Saiyan, Frieza, still in his final form easily overwhelmed Goku without a scratch, leaving him barely able to move following their Kamehameha vs. Death Ball clash. When Super Saiyan Vegeta, Piccolo, and Krillin joined the battle, he was able to easily blast them away, only to be killed when Goku created a massive Spirit Bomb.
"Holy crap! That's incredible! Just what kind of training did he do?!"
In Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’, upon being revived and regenerated into his fully organic first form, Frieza notes that his power is rusty due to years trapped in Earth's Hell. After training for four months, his power easily surpasses the Z Fighters in his first form and was able to place Gohan into a near-death state with a single blow. Once unleashing the full power of his true form he was capable of fighting Goku in his Saiyan beyond God state, but is inevitably outclassed - with Goku noting that he barely got warmed up. He also speculated that four months of training could have him reach a power level of 1.3 million, although it was unclear whether that was referring to his overall power level (which had been 120 million during the events of the Namek Saga) or specifically to the power level in his first form.
With his new evolution, Golden Frieza, the tyrant is extremely powerful, outclassing both Goku and Vegeta respectively in their Super Saiyan Blue forms, even without fighting seriously or using his full power, being so strong that one of his suppressed attacks was able to knock Goku back without actually hitting him. Golden Frieza took no damage during the initial fight - showing that he was at least twice as strong as Super Saiyan Blue Goku. Even after Golden Frieza's power and stamina dropped dramatically due to not having adjusted to his new form, he still fought on par with Goku - though Goku could now damage him - until finally Frieza's power dropped enough that it unfazed Goku even with a direct energy punch to the face - meaning that Frieza's power was now at least half that of Goku's - at which point Goku gained the upperhand.
- Statements by authors and guidebooks
In his true form on Namek, Frieza has a power level of 120,000,000 at 100% of full power according to the Daizenshuu 7 and several video games. The World of Dragon Ball Z states that Goku and Frieza were equal but the power output of 100% drained Frieza rapidly, which lead to his defeat. 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. Daizenshuu 2 states that Frieza's dormant power in his final form is "immeasurable". At the same time, Akira Toriyama stated in Dragon Ball Volume ‘F’ that even Frieza is no match for Beerus, no matter what he does. The website for Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ states that after his training Frieza is "infinitely stronger" than he was on Namek.
The January 2017 V-Jump article on the rivals appearing in Dragon Ball Super noted that Golden Frieza's strength surpasses Super Saiyan Blue, it also ranks Golden Frieza as an 8/12 on the danger scale.
- Video games
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.
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) Frieza is able to tire out Super Saiyan Gohan using his Fourth 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 equalled 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 on in the story, Frieza absorbs large quantities of evil energy, making him far stronger than anyone else on the planet. 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 Fourth 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 possesses unmastered god power), however they are beaten.
In Xenoverse 2, during the Resurrection 'F' Saga, Elder Kai tells Xeno Trunks that he'll be sorry if he thinks that he can defeat him again with a single swing of a blade. Later 1st Form Frieza is powered up by Towa's dark magic and can take on the 2nd Future Warrior. He powers up into his Golden Form, and with the sudden appearance of Meta Cooler, together they were able to hold their own against Goku, Vegeta (both of whom were in their Super Saiyan Blue forms), and the 2nd Future Warrior simultaneously. In their rematch after the Future Warrior stops Frieza from blowing up the Earth, Golden Frieza and Meta Cooler further power-up into their Supervillain forms and combat them a second time, however the two brothers were defeated again (this time for good).
Golden Frieza is said to have unmatched power in promo material for Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2. In the opening for Ultimate Mission 5 Golden Frieza is shown deflecting a Ki blast from Jiren.
The Death Beam is a piercing beam of energy fired from the finger, it is Frieza's signature and most heavily used technique. If the technique is not able to pierce a target it instead creates a huge city sized explosion. To perform the technique, the user extends his right arm and fires a small, thin, very fast and concentrated laser-like beam of ki from his index finger, which barrels down and pierces through the opponent. The user is able to fire the attack very quickly, while maintaining precise aim. The technique has a faster but weaker variant, and a larger and more powerful rapid fire variant. After perfecting ki control, Frieza develop seeking Death Beams that would go on even after piercing a target and seek out more targets.
Death Ball Main article: Death Ball
The Death Ball is Frieza's ultimate attack and is usually used as a last resort in battle or as a planet destroying method. The technique is normally a ball of energy charged on the finger and then thrown at the target, though after his revival Frieza displays a more powerful version charged with his whole hand.
Death Cannon Main article: Death Cannon
The Death Cannon is Frieza's primary Full Power Energy Wave technique. It is a high powered blast of energy and has different variants depending on the form Frieza is utilizing. A version of it that uses up most of Frieza's energy is a last resort technique of the tyrant.
Death Saucer Main article: Death Saucer
After witnessing Krillin's Destructo Disc, Frieza quickly created his own upgraded version named the Death Saucer. This technique is the same as the Destructo Disc, however it is much faster and it homes in on it's target, following them even if it initially misses. Frieza can also manually control the Death Saucers.
While other beings in the Dragon Ball franchise usually transform to increase their power, Frieza's power is naturally so great that originally his body could not properly contain it, and so Frieza developed series of physical transformations to limit his actual strength. He originally had four forms, with his fourth being his true form and first three designed to restrict and conceal his power from his enemies. Frieza says even upon transforming to his second form has a hard time controlling himself due to the immensity of his current strength. That would suggest that the second and third forms are mere physical augmentations that allow Frieza to build enough strength to revert to his true form. This also serves to torment his opponents by giving them a false sense of hope.
Later on, after a long period of intense training, Frieza became able to instantly transform from his first form straight to his true form. To which, he obtained proper control of his true form's power, allowing him to access it unhindered. He also attained a new transformation which greatly increased his power instead.
First Form Main article: Transforming Ability
In his first form, Frieza is a short humanoid being 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, and in addition with a red scouter on some occasions. His power level has been stated to be 530,000 by himself.
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 tank. He also sticks to this form for and after his training. He initially believed he could reach a power level of 1,300,000 by training for four months; however, he actually goes far beyond his Final Form's Full Power on Namek. Being able to effortlessly put Super Saiyan Gohan in a deathly coma-like state with one hit.
Second Form Main article: Transforming Ability
His second form is similar in appearance to the first, except much larger, both in height and muscle mass, and a more mature-looking face. His horns grow longer and 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. His power level has been stated to be over 1,000,000 by himself.
Third Form Main article: Transforming Ability
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. It's unknown what the exact power level in this form is, but he is able to completely dominate Piccolo who had merged Nail (increasing his power to 1,200,000). He was also able (albeit with some difficulty) to deflect Gohan's blast using his full untapped potential when the latter rushed to Piccolo's defense. In the dub, Frieza also acknowledges that his physical appearance was such that he won't win any beauty contests, but also states that he is very much capable of "kicking [Piccolo's] tail." He also states that he could easily destroy Krillin, Vegeta, Piccolo and Gohan in this form, but opted to transform into his base form anyway to make them experience true terror.
This form is also referred to as Super Frieza (超フリーザ, Sūpā Furīza). It is the form 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 sleek and only somewhat taller than his first form. He overall appears as a 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 is longer and white the 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.
Because of his initial difficulty controlling his true power, Frieza's body is strained when unleashing too much power. Against Goku, he decided to use 50% of his power to ensure that his opponent didn't outclass him. He also noted that he has never had to power up to 50% to fight an opponent before, as everyone else 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 his power up to 70% to survive Goku's Large Spirit Bomb.
By the time of his second invasion of Earth, Frieza trained to gain an extraordinary increase in power compared to his fight on Namek and complete control of his final form, able to push his body to much higher levels than before without straining his body. Even more, his mastery allows him to access this form immediately maintain this heightened performance for much longer durations of time unhindered. He gained these abilities at some point during his training. This mastered state of Frieza's final form has been referred to as Full Power.
100% Full Power Main article: 100% Full Power
Once charging himself to at least 85% strength in his true form, the strain of containing this immense power begins to noticeably affect Frieza's body, causing his muscle mass to increase. At 100%, his body 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. Despite his massive frame in this state, he shows no apparent decrease in his speed or agility. However, due to the strain on his body, he is not able to fight at the maximum capacity of it for long, slowly weakening. Also, Goku says he was holding back to test the limits of Frieza's full power until Porunga appeared. In this state, he obtains a light blue aura. On Namek, his power level in this state is stated by multiple sources to be 120,000,000; and his power drops the longer he fights with it.
During the Tournament of Power, Frieza showed that even after mastering his final form, Frieza can still focus his energy into pure strength by bulking up his muscles if he wishes, further increasing his raw might. He is shown able to instantly obtain this state and to do so with no visible exhaustion or strain from doing so. However, despite his greater ease in using this state, he notes that it will only be useful for a short period and best used early in the fight due to the strain still depleting his stamina faster.
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). 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 Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai, Frieza can control his 100% power form while in Hell, being able to use this state without the risk of losing any stamina, making him able to stay in the form for as long as he wishes.
Mecha Frieza 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 after what remained of the still-living Frieza was salvaged after being physically ruined while caught in Planet Namek's explosion. The whole of the lower half of his body, entire left arm, 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. It also was capable of generating bio-electricity, as red electrical bolts were seen emanating from him upon arrival at Earth. In the English dub, this form has a slight mechanical sound to his voice. 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 traveling to Earth, where the Z Fighters managed to sense Frieza's approach and form a resistance well before King Cold's ship even reached orbit.
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.
Golden Frieza Main article: Golden Frieza
During his training as preparation for his rematch against Goku, Frieza obtained this Ultimate Evolution, becoming Golden Frieza. While similar in appearance to his base form, his skin turns dark purple, gains pronounced eye ridges, and is encased in a biological armor covering all but his face, hands, and feet. It is glimmering gold in color but with a darker covering his arms and midsection down. He retains his purple plates but loses the ones on his shoulders and the ones on his forearms and shins become oval-shaped. He also grows noticeably taller and gains a slight increase in muscle mass. His aura also becomes a blaze of fire-like orange.
Unlike his first three forms, this one increases his power beyond his Final Form. The increase in power is so great that Vegeta was initially too fearful to face him, with his power being massively superior to Super Saiyan Blue Goku by a considerable amount even though in the movie Frieza did not showcase his full power when fighting him and was holding back the whole fight in an attempt to torture Goku. The form gained open acknowledgement by even God of Destruction Beerus and his attendant Whis from Frieza's tremendous growth in power, and in the anime Goku notes that if Frieza were to fight seriously he could potentially kill Goku in an instant.
Despite the immense increase of overall power, it comes at a great cost. After only a few minutes of usage, the intense energy this form generates burns through Frieza's body too quickly for him to handle, draining him of large amounts of stamina quickly and thereby affecting his performance in battle before ultimately forcing Frieza to revert to his base form. Vegeta speculated that Frieza abandoned his training and came straight to Earth after he unlocked the form, given how much stamina and power Frieza was losing while in the form and Goku noted that Frieza can probably overcome this flaw if he allowed himself time to properly adjust to this new form. In the anime, Frieza also displays the ability to hold back and control his power to an extent, allowing him to last somewhat longer than in the movie. It is unknown if he possess this weakness in the manga, as the fight was not shown and it was said that it took both Super Saiyan Blue Goku and Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta together to defeat him.
It has been implied that if Frieza had trained in the form instead of fighting before he was ready, he would have been able to negate Ultimate Evolution's weakness as well as gain even further power. And it has also been implied that if he had trained the form, then he could have succeeded in his plot of revenge and finally kill Goku and his friends. Or even without training; he could have killed Goku instantly if he had just finished fighting him instead of just showing off and drawing out his revenge.
Acknowledging that the key flaw of his Golden Frieza form was the extreme stamina drain, Frieza spent his time trapped in Hell continuing his training. Upon re-appearing in the Universe Survival Saga, Frieza reveals that to endure the constant annoyances he was subjected to and despite being bound, he was able to refine his energy control tremendously with mental training, focusing endlessly on his goal of killing Goku and how he would do it. This ultimately allowed him to master the Golden Frieza transformation and proportionately further increasing his power just as much, dubbing his mastered state the "true Golden Frieza". With his newfound mastery of energy manipulation, he boasts that he could maintain steadiness able to leave water unstirred while simultaneously able to unleash his power with the highest intensity. His refined control was first displayed by firing multiple Death Beams from each finger and able to precisely control their different paths to essentially follow a target. His control of energy reached such a level in this form that not only was he able to resist a God of Destruction's erasure energy but he was able to overpower it and control it as his own, although with some difficulty. In a clash against a full-power Super Saiyan Blue Goku, his increased might was able to match Goku, as both warriors knocked the other out in a single punch.
Rage Golden Frieza Main article: Rage Golden Frieza
Rage Golden Frieza is an empowered state of unnmastered 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. As a result of the power up his body also begins to glow and the golden armor he possesses gains a greater shine.
In Resurrection ‘F’, Frieza briefly powers up into this form when he begins losing against Goku, roaring in anger and glowing brightly as he powers up - causing the sea to rise, however he has lost too much power and stamina and so collapses to the ground, soon after reverting to his regular Golden Frieza form.
It is unknown how much stronger this makes Frieza, though in Dragon Ball Heroes gameplay the form boosts Frieza's power to become around 40% greater than what it was previously. This form of Frieza is playable from God Mission 6 of Dragon Ball Heroes.
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.
After the Dark Dragon Balls scatter through space and time, one of them merges with Frieza, during his final battle with Super Saiyan Goku on Namek. This results in Frieza's regular final form becoming strong enough to overwhelm Super Saiyan Goku, and at 100% Full Power is able to block the Super Kamehamehas of both Super Saiyan Goku (Namek) and Xeno Goku at the same time.
Frieza's appearance when merged with the Dark Dragon Ball slightly alters, with his eyes becoming blank, and the Dark Dragon Ball appearing on his chest, with black lines coming out of it. This version of Frieza is known as Xeno Frieza.
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.
Majin Frieza 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.
Fourth Transformation Main articles: Transforming Ability and 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 5th form Super Evolution transformation 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.
Villanous Mode Main article: Villainous Mode
During the finale of Xenoverse Demigra 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.
Supervillain Main article: Supervillain
In Xenoverse 2, Frieza shaves off some of his life to achieve a greater level of power to further transform into a merger of his Golden Frieza state and the Supervillain state. In this form his skin once golden bio-suit becomes platinum in color, his eyes glow dark pink and he gains the Time Breaker's broken infinity on his forehead.
Frieza's power increases massively when he takes on this form, as despite having already been drained of most of his energy and power from fighting as Golden Frieza previously, his transformation into this form puts him at a level where he is capable of fighting against Goku and Vegeta in their Super Saiyan Blue forms - despite having already lost most of his power. Due to the circumstances, it is unknown what the true strength of Frieza in this form is (although it's believed that he's far stronger than the regular Ultimate Evolution).
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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.
Ultimate Ultra Fusion Main article: Ultra Pinich
The strongest fused warrior, resulting from Frieza and Cell manipulating Pinich into performing Five-Way Fusion with them, along with his teammates Wanta and Piprika. Frieza and Cell are the ones who retains control of the fusion and use it to kill Goku and destroy the planet, however their plans are thwarted by Whis who rewinds time, and then Beerus, who reflects his attack away. Ultimate Ultra Fusion then fights Tekka's team in both his Super Saiyan and Golden Great Ape forms, but is defeated.
Cellza Main article: Cellza
After the defeat of Ultimate Ultra Fusion, Frieza and Cell use EX-Fusion to fuse into Cellza as a last resort against Tekka and Pinich, however the two also use EX-Fusion and manage to defeat Cellza in the final battle.
Coolieza Main article: Coolieza
In Dragon Ball Fusions, Frieza is able to use EX-Fusion with his brother Cooler to create Coolieza, Coolieza takes on the appearance of Frieza in Cooler's Final Form transformation.
Ginyuza Main article: Ginyuza In Dragon Ball Fusions Frieza is able to use EX-Fusion with Captain Ginyu to create Ginyuza, this take on the appearance of Captain Ginyu with white skin and purple horns.
Appearances in other media
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.
In the game J-Stars Victory Vs., a special intro occurs between them that references this moment, where Frieza immediately recognizes Ryotsu and will not him off easy. Ryotsu himself on the other hand rebukes the emperor and merely brings back up the topic of Frieza still needing to pay the fine (and owing Ryotsu sushi).
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. Akira Toriyama later credited the song for inspiring both the concept and title of the film Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’. As a result, the song was featured in both a promotional trailer and in the film itself as an insert song.
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 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.
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- 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 Funimation, 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. 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
- 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’.
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, as they were in the way.
- Saiyans – When Frieza destroyed Planet Vegeta, most of the entire Saiyan race was killed.
- 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 (Manga only).
- 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. 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 (movie only).
- North City Civilians – Upon beginning his invasion of Earth, Frieza destroys North City with a Death Beam, killing all of the civilians. Though, they are revived later by Bulma (movie only).
- Gohan – Put into a clinically dead state by Frieza when he punched him so hard his heart stopped. He was revived when Piccolo restarted his heart with a kiai.
- Piccolo – Killed by Frieza when he stepped in front of a Death Beam meant for Gohan. He was later revived with the Dragon Balls (anime only).
- Frieza Force – In the movie all of the soldiers are killed by Frieza after they were defeated by the Z Fighters. In the anime, Frieza kills all of the soldiers simply by transforming into his final form, the resulting power surge killing them all.
- 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 Shinhan, Master Roshi, Bulma, and Jaco. Whis utilized his time manipulation powers to rewind time so that Goku could stop Frieza from destroying Earth, thus preventing their deaths.
- In the story of Xenoverse 2, this also includes Goku, Gohan, Piccolo, Krillin, Tien, Roshi, Bulma and Jaco, as time is altered so that Frieza successfully kills everyone on Earth (other than Beerus and Whis who had been tricked by Towa into traveling to the Time Nest in Age 852 and the Future Warrior who was saved at the last minute by Xeno Trunks). However these events are undone by Whis' Temporal Do-Over and the Future Warrior manages to stop Frieza's Earth Breaker with a energy blast, forcing Golden Frieza and the Metal Cooler to take on their Supervillain forms).
- Universe 9 Assassins and their leader - All of them were killed by Frieza with his barrage of Great Death Beams.
- His name is a rephrase of "freezer."
- Frieza is the first character to survive a full-power spirit bomb, the 2nd being Jiren.
- In an interview with Akira Toriyama, he revealed that Frieza is a combination of all his worst fears and childhood nightmares.
- Frieza is the final villain in the Dragon Ball manga to have a desire for the Dragon Balls.
- 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.
- 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 Dragon Ball Z Kai as well.
- 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. It is also considered to be the longest recorded fight in an anime, clocking in at roughly 3.5 hours of screentime.
- 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 Disc 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.
- Frieza had inspired many other villains in the Shonen genre, notably Orochimaru from the Naruto series. During the first Naruto series animation run, Masashi Kishimoto remarked that he hoped Orochimaru would get a voice actor just like Frieza's. 
- Frieza is the second character to make Goku shake in fear, the first being Raditz, and the third being Hit.
- Of all four of the main villains in Dragon Ball Z, Frieza has the largest on-screen body count: he murdered numerous Saiyans, Namekians, committed several atrocities with an innumerable casualty count, and has murdered many characters recognized as individuals on-camera.
- Frieza is the second villain to yell "Damn you Goku!" as his last words, with the first being Dr. Wheelo. Coincidentally, both villains also ended up obliterated by a significantly powerful ki attack shortly afterward (Wheelo by a Spirit Bomb, and Frieza by the God Kamehameha), and both even made a reference to Hell immediately beforehand (in Wheelo's case, as an expletive when demanding to know what Goku was about to do, and in Frieza's case, telling Vegeta and everyone else to go there without him in reference to his attempt at destroying Earth before Goku intervened).
- Of all the main Dragon Ball villains featured in media, Frieza is the most prominent "true" villain that appeared as a major character in more than one mainstream Dragon Ball media (anime or manga (that excluded related merchandising)), this includes appearances in the Dragon Ball Super anime, as the main antagonist of its second saga, then later appearing as a member of Team Universe 7, for the Universe Survival Saga,
- His appearance in Dragon Ball GT might not count, along with Cell, as they made very short appearances in Hell as minor villains and were outsmarted by Goku.
- He is also the only major villain to appear in more than one film (TV/Theatrical), the most prominent and significant one being in Resurrection ‘F’.
- Majin Buu (any incarnations) also does not count, as the Good Buu may have appeared in other series than DBZ, like Dragon Ball Super, he is merely a purely good entity fissioned from and is completely separate from the true, pure evil version killed in his only anime appearance, Kid Buu.
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- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai, 2006
- ↑ "Neko Majin Z 2", 2003
- ↑ Toriyama interview 2013
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 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.
- ↑ 30th Anniversary DRAGON BALL 超史集 - SUPER HISTORY BOOK - (in Japanese). Shueisha. 2016. pp. 88–93. ISBN 978-4-08-792505-0.
- ↑ 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 195, "Warriors of the Dead"
- ↑ Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2, 2010
- ↑ Dragon Ball Z film Casts Momoiro Clover Z Idols. Anime News Network (February 3, 2015).
- ↑ 15.0 15.1 http://dragonballz.com/resurrectionf/
- ↑ http://www.kanzenshuu.com/translations/episode-bardock-akira-toriyama-super-qa/
- ↑ http://www.kanzenshuu.com/translations/v-jump-may-2015-naho-ooishi-toyotaro/
- ↑ "Clash! Frieza vs. Goku -- This is the Result of My Training!" summary, 2015
- ↑ 19.0 19.1 Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’, 2015
- ↑ 20.0 20.1 Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ original Japanese version: : "Was that too much power? I'm still getting used to this" - Frieza
- ↑ 21.0 21.1 Dragon Ball Xenoverse special quote: "Wait are you even fighting me seriously?" - Goku
- ↑ 22.0 22.1 Daizenshuu 7, 1996
- ↑ http://www.kanzenshuu.com/translations/volume-f-akira-toriyama-script-comments/
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- ↑ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqqzGNc58Uk
- ↑ Rival danger ranking
- ↑ Animedia: Dragon Ball Super Featurette, September 2017
- ↑ Jump Festa, 2015
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- ↑ V-Jump, June 2006
- ↑ What's Wrong With Dragon Ball Z Part One Page 2 Of 2. ign (April 10, 2008).
- ↑ The Real DBZ Rundown Page 2. gamepro.
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|Known Members||Berserker • Chilled • Cooler/Future Cooler • Frieza/Future Frieza • Frieza's mother • Frost • Froze • Iaas • Jierra • King Cold/Future King Cold • Kuriza • Percel • Reso • Rezok|
|Fusions||Cellza • Coolieza • Ginyuza • Ultimate Ultra Fusion|
|Transformations|| Transforming Ability (First • Second • Third • Fifth • Metal)|
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|Other transformations|| Kaio-ken |
|Related articles||Frieza Clan • Bio Suit (Cosmic) • Bio-Android • Cell • Galactic Frieza Army • Meta-Cooler Corps.|
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|Universe 2||Brianne de Chateau • Hermila • Jimeze • Prum • Rabanra • Sanka Ku • Su Roas • Vikal • Zarbuto • Zirloin|
|Universe 3||Biarra • Borareta • Katopesla • Koitsukai • Maji Kayo • Narirama • Nigrisshi • Pancea • Paparoni • The Preecho|
|Universe 4||Caway • Damom • Dercori • Gamisaras • Ganos • Majora • Monna • Nink • Shantsa • Shosa|
|Universe 6||Auta Magetta • Botamo • Cabba • Caulifla • Frost • Hit • Kale • Kefla • Pirina • Dr. Rota • Saonel|
|Universe 7||Android 17 • Android 18 • Frieza • Gohan • Goku • Krillin • Master Roshi • Piccolo • Tien Shinhan • Vegeta|
|Universe 9||Basil • Bergamo • Chappil • Comfrey • Hop • Hyssop • Lavender • Oregano • Roselle • Sorrel|
|Universe 10||Jilcol • Jirasen • Jium • Lilibeu • Methiop • Murichim • Murisam • Napapa • Obuni • Rubalt|
|Universe 11||Cocotte • Dyspo • Jiren • Kahseral • Kettol • Kunshi • Toppo • Tupper • Vuon • Zoiray|