"Just because I'm small, doesn't mean you can take me lightly, Earthlings."
Sorbet (ソルベ Sorube) is a loyal subject of the emperor, Frieza. He is a member of Frieza's support staff in the Third Stellar Region. He later became the commander of the Frieza Force after Frieza's demise.
Sorbet is the secondary antagonist of the Golden Frieza Saga.
Sorbet is a short blue alien with a large black nose giving him an anthropomorphic koala. He wears a new type of Battle Armor which is colored green and black and has a red cape. He also wears black head apparel with an orange stripe down the middle, and has a blue scouter. He has slitted pupils like a reptile or a feline. Oddly, while Sorbet has four fingers in the movie Resurrection ‘F’ and other media, he has five fingers in the anime, Dragon Ball Super.
Sorbet has a good sense of military strategy, and knows better than to kill someone who might still be useful in the future. He has a clever personality and is very intelligent; he aids in developing the advanced regeneration machine, and is aware that the Z Fighters can sense energy, making him bring only Tagoma with him. He is loyal to Frieza, and will beg for mercy and stutter if he says anything that would upset him. He is shown to have some care for his soldiers demonstrating a sense of honor. This is seen when he is shocked that the Z Fighters are annihilating Frieza's soldiers, and when Shisami is killed by Tagoma, he bursts into rage at the death of one of his most powerful soldiers, instead of seeing that it severely weakened Gohan. However also long as it does not hurt his subordinates he is willing to defeat his and Frieza's enemies using underhanded tactics such as shooting Goku when his guard was down (though this plan was mainly Frieza's idea which Sorbet loyally went along with to ensure his master's victory).
Sorbet was previously part of the Third Stellar Region as the staff officer. After Frieza's death, he took over the command of the Frieza Army and he immediately started looking for the ones who defeated him.
Dragon Ball Super
God of Destruction Beerus Saga
Main article: God of Destruction Beerus SagaIn the manga of Super, Sorbet is informed by Tagoma that his army's second best is taken out, Sorbet then suggests to Tagoma that they should look for the Dragon Balls in order to revive Frieza.
Golden Frieza SagaMain article: Golden Frieza Saga
In space, Sorbet is informed by his subordinate that the elites on Planet Frieza 448 are dying down and cannot hold up any longer. Sorbet gives him the orders to have them retreat back. Immediately after this, the ship gets knocked away by Vados warping. As the ship is being repaired, Sorbet asks for reports of his men from his subordinate. Sixty percent of the soldiers have been exterminated so Sorbet's only option to recover the army is to revive Frieza. Tagoma doubts that one person could change what has happened to the army but Sorbet explains to Tagoma because of Frieza's merciless and ruthless nature, most of the universe feared him. With Frieza, Sorbet claims that seventy percent of the planets in the universe will be theirs. Sorbet reveals that he took leadership after Frieza has been deceased and will help recover the army once Frieza has been revived. Without luck having to find the remaining Namekians, Sorbet has no choice but to go to Earth with Tagoma to get the Dragon Balls.
He watches the battle between Goku and Frieza, and when Goku powers down, Sorbet blasts Goku in the chest. When Vegeta kicks Goku to the other Z fighters, Frieza attempts a Death Beam on Vegeta, but he deflects it. This Death Beam hits Sorbet in the heart, killing him.
Universe 6 Saga
Main article: Universe 6 Saga In a manga extra featured in Warriors from Universe 6!, Sorbet is shown currently residing in Hell along with Shisami, and Frieza. In the original Japanese version, humorously he breaks the fourth wall when he laments that the manga skipped over their story arc, in the English version he simply expresses dismay that he too has ended up in Hell.
Universe Survival Saga
Main article: Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’
Sorbet and his accomplice Tagoma are both elite soldiers in the Frieza Force, working under Frieza. Sorbet was the former staff officer of the third stellar region. Years after Frieza's death by Future Trunks in Age 764, Sorbet is eager to revive Frieza and tries to find the Namekians to use their Dragon Balls. With no luck on finding the Namekians' planet, Sorbet and Tagoma took the risk and went to Earth, collected the Dragon Balls and revived their master.
The two collected the last of the few Dragon Balls from the Pilaf Gang and are able to revive Frieza, and thought about using the second wish to ask Shenron to revive King Cold as well but is outwon by Shu's wish for a million Zeni. Sorbet wants to kill the Pilaf Gang for stealing his wish, but Tagoma cools him down, and the two of them then go back to Sorbet's Spaceship where Frieza is being regenerated. After Tagoma angers Frieza and gets killed by him, Sorbet shows his deep caring about his top-man by screaming his name with sadness. He then informs Frieza that Goku's power has surpassed even that of Majin Buu. Frieza is happy that Goku defeated Majin Buu, though Frieza states that this does not matter, as he can surpass him through training.
"Soldiers! Give them everything you've got!"
During the battle on Earth, Sorbet does almost nothing related to real fighting, standing most of the time near Frieza while the latter watches the Dragon Team defeats his 1,000 soldiers army from his hover pod. He did show concerns about Gohan's Super Saiyan powers when he easily defeats the Frieza Force's best soldier at the time, Shisami. When Frieza transforms into his fourth form and has a dialogue with Goku, Sorbet is shown hiding with fear behind a rock in the background. Later while Golden Frieza starts losing to Super Saiyan Blue Goku, Sorbet used the right moment to attack off-guard Goku with his energy ring's shot to the Saiyan's chest, giving the advantage to Frieza. While Vegeta decides to step in and asks Krillin to give Goku a Senzu Bean, Frieza shoots an energy blast aimed at Krillin yet Vegeta deflects the blast over Sorbet's location, killing him.
Sorbet's fighting power is currently unknown as he never participates in battle. He does, however, display his use of his Bad Ring Laser. He demonstrates his skills with the ring on Pilaf, Mai, and Shu, threatening to kill them. Sorbet uses his Bad Ring Laser to critically injure Goku, while he's not on guard, in his base form in Super (or even his Super Saiyan Blue form in the Resurrection ‘F’ movie). He is also extremely accurate shot as he was able to disarm both Shu and Mai.
Techniques and special abilities
- Flight - The ability to fly using ki.
- Ki Blast - The most basic form of energy wave. He uses this using his Bad Ring Laser in Dragon Ball Super.
- Bad Ring Laser - Used to pierce Goku's chest in Dragon Ball Super (while in base form) and Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ (while in Super Saiyan Blue form). He used his ring to shoot a ki blast in a cave. His super attack in the arcade game Dragon Ball Heroes, and it is also his super attack in Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle.
Video Game Appearances
Sorbet makes his first debut in a video-game and as a playable character in Dragon Ball Heroes, since the first mission of the God Mission series (GDM1).
He appears in Dokkan battle as a playable character.
In Dragon Ball FighterZ, Sorbet appears as part of Sorbet's Ray Gun a Special Move Frieza can use after collapsing from the strain of his Golden Frieza form. This move causes an image of Sorbet to appear on screen and his voice to be heard as he fires his laser from off-screen. Interestingly as Frieza can use the move in the main story it is implied that Sorbet was revived by Android 21 along with Frieza, the Ginyu Force, Nappa, and Cell though he is never seen in cutscenes nor is his revival mentioned in the story itself (presumably he remains in hiding to assist Frieza with his ring laser and Frieza keeps his revival a secret for that reason as he has not overcome his Golden Frieza form's weakness and is in a weakened state due to the power suppressing waves and Sorbet would likely choose to leave the fight to his master and Frieza's other living subordinates such as the legendary Ginyu Force and Nappa, as well as the Frieza Force's ally Cell).
Though they never use the technique, Clone Friezas have Sorbet's Ray Gun as well implying that Android 21 may have cloned him like she did with the other villains though this is unconfirmed as they never actually use the technique.
- Japanese: Shirō Saitō
- Latin American Spanish dub: Pedro D' Aguillón Jr
- Brazilian Portuguese dub: Armando Tiraboschi
- Italian dub: Marco Pagani
- Portuguese dub: Quimbé
- Sorbet's name is a pun of "sorbet", a type of frozen dessert. His naming scheme partially follows Frieza's soldiers' theme cold-related items.
- In the manga, his scouter doesn't get broken by the newly revived Frieza's power level. In the movie, it does happen and Sorbet spends the entire scene prior to Tagoma's demise without one.
- In the early storyboards of the film, Sorbet was originally referred to as Chidoru and had a significantly different design. Chidoru was still used however, as in the manga version of Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’, Chidoru appears as a soldier among Frieza's army, separate from Sorbet.
- He is one of the few characters in the Dragon Ball series to break the fourth wall (albeit only in the manga).