Freeza (anime character)
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Freeza (フリーザ, Furiiza; FUNimation "Frieza", Viz "Freeza") leads Freeza's Force.
Freeza's Japanese name is a pun on the word Furiizā, or Freezer in English.
- 1 Design and appearance
- 2 Name pun
- 3 Personality
- 4 Biography
- 5 Battle power
- 6 Forms and transformations
- 7 Techniques
- 8 Other traits and abilities
- 9 Major battles
- 10 Voice actors
- 11 Reception
- 12 Trivia
- 13 External links
- 14 References
Design and appearance
According to Akira Toriyama, Freeza's design is an amalgamation of what he thought monsters looked like in his childhood.
Freeza 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 in the series that Freeza's fourth, most powerful form is actually his original form, with the other three being forms that suppress his power in order to conserve it. Freeza later confirms this while fighting the main protagonist Goku. His forms seem to revolve around both western and Japanese concepts of demons.
Like his brother and father, Freeza's name is a pun on all things relating to the cold. As both Cooler's and Freeza's names end in a short "a" vowel (rather than the long "ā" which usually signifies "er" in kana spellings on English words), Freeza's name is typically spelled with an "a" at the end (as opposed to "Freezer"). Logic would follow that the character's name should in turn be spelled in a similar fashion (as opposed to "Cooler"). Note that Funimation, the company responsible for Dragon Ball's production and distribution in North America and Australia, chooses to spell the name as Cooler. It might also be a pun on him being more composed and serious than his brother, ergo the "cooler" brother.
At his core, Freeza relishes death and destruction, such as showing an enjoyment of Planet Vegeta's destruction. He is notable for being one of the most sadistic characters in the series and often tries to make his enemies suffer before he kills them. Like any of the other villains in Dragon Ball Z, Freeza also 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 is quick to declare that Vegeta possesses all three of these qualities. Despite his cold-heartedness and numerous observations by other characters that he cares about no one but himself, Freeza does make several displays of respect towards his father, King Cold, implying that he is not threatened by family (especially considering it is stated in a Budokai Tenkaichi 3 biography that Cold is in fact stronger than Freeza, though whether this is canon to the main series is debatable, though his mention of his parents being able to cause pain to his true form, as well as Piccolo's statement of a stronger power being with Freeza [when Trunks was not there at the time] implies that this may be the case). However even this respect is not absolute, as even after King Cold is introduced, Freeza continues to dub himself the most powerful being of his time, despite other characters being superior to him in strength, and even his own admission that his parents were able to cause him pain in his final form.
In a narrative sense, this serves as a counter to the simple-natured, peaceful personality of Goku, but whether this was done intentionally is unknown. Though often surprised, Freeza tends to react to situations 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. Freeza takes full pride in his abilities, and often takes the opportunity to demonstrate them – for example, not using limbs in some fights, killing enemies slowly, and so on.
Ironically, for all of Freeza's power and arrogance, he sometimes displays a paranoid attitude. He destroyed Planet Vegeta simply because of the growing myth of the existence of a Super Saiyan, though when the idea of one is brought up he utterly denies believing in one.
It should be noted that the Freeza character of the dubbed versions (notably the English dub) differs quite a lot (though not entirely) from the original.
Unlike most other primary villains, Freeza actually displays a very calm, civilized and refined demeanor, using very polite, eloquent language rather than the more tough-talking style of most of the other villains. Despite these traits, he is quite cold-hearted, almost to the point of being machine-like in nature. He tends to view most problems and situations in an intellectual manner, like an academic or a professor, rather than as a manner of life or death (largely because his immense power causes him to believe he can easily defeat anyone the old fashioned way if he chooses to), something which leads him to underestimate his foes, resulting in his eventual downfall. A narcissist, he tends to be quite confident both in his abilities and his mind and reacts violently to criticism. Ultimately, Freeza could be viewed as yet another example of a Machiavellian inspired ruler, with ruthless determination to achieve power.
Freeza was one of the most significant villains in the Dragon Ball Z manga and Dragon Ball Z anime. He was a galactic emperor of the Freeza Clan who ran Freeza's Force and was feared for his ruthlessness and power. He was the son of King Cold and the younger brother of Coola. Freeza appeared in several Dragon Ball Z films and Dragon Ball GT. He was introduced in the series as a powerful galactic overlord who was involved in an organization in which the Saiyans – the main antagonists prior – were members. He rules a vast empire that has control over what has been said to be over 79 planets up until his death (Vegeta visited Planet Freeza No. 79 briefly after his defeat on Planet Earth. At the time, Freeza himself was using that planet as a base, but was absent while making his way to Planet Namek. Not all Freeza-dominated worlds, such as Planet Vegeta, were numbered). Freeza creates armies from the planets that he conquers, though his most utilized race were the Saiyans. Freeza had heard about the legend of the Super Saiyan – a being with unrivaled power and the only single warrior that could pose a threat to him – but dismissed it as simple mythology; however, after several Saiyans emerged with rapidly evolving potential, Freeza began to fear that the legend of the Super Saiyan would indeed come true, so as a result, wiped out the Saiyan race by annihilating Planet Vegeta – the home world of the Saiyan race. After analyzing the Saiyans' battle against Planet Earth, his 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. Though still no one could possibly contend with his power, Freeza's fears were realized when he caused the emergence of the mythical Super Saiyan and was defeated by him in a terrific, planet-shattering engagement. Goku, who had escaped Freeza's attempt to destroy the Saiyans, had become the Super Saiyan, ironically, through Freeza's own actions.
Genocide of the Saiyans
Main article: Genocide of the Saiyans
Freeza had many races under his thumb in his planetary trade, but none were as prevalent as th e Saiyans. Gifted with natural fighting ability, strength and the ability to become stronger after every battle, Saiyans became powerful weapons in Freeza's subjugation of planets. However, these very abilities made them a liability to the paranoid Freeza, afraid that, left unchecked, the Saiyans could either unite and overwhelm him, or one day provide a warrior to rival Freeza himself. With the advice of his top henchman Zarbon, Freeza plans to wipe out the Saiyan race.
Hearing the accomplishments of the low-level Saiyan Bardock and acting on his own fears of the Super Saiyan legend, Freeza resolves to eliminate all possible threats. He sends his henchman Dodoria and his elites to assassinate Bardock and his team, while Freeza himself sets a course to the Saiyan homeworld. On his arrival, King Vegeta and his men attempt an uprising, ending with the King and his soldiers being slaughtered by Freeza as Zarbon and Dodoria watch.
As Freeza arrived in the planet's orbit he was confronted by a charging Bardock, lunging through the fields of Freeza's men, and in defiance of the tyrant, even goes as far as to fire a Ki Blast at Freeza, to which the tyrant retaliated by laughing maniacally with insane glee as he prepared a Supernova to annihilate the planet. The attack consumes Bardock, and even 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 Freeza had kept in his employ as a convenience, Vegeta, Raditz, and Nappa. According to the myth that was created, the guardian of Planet Vegeta, ashamed at the immorality of the Saiyans, summoned meteors to impact and destroy the planet and the Saiyan race. It is shown in a flashback during the Frieza Saga that Freeza's destruction of the Saiyans was a rumor that Vegeta heard before the events of Dragon Ball Z, although this is a form of retroactive continuity, as Vegeta is shown to be unaware of this until Dodoria's confession before his death.
Twenty-four years later, Freeza spies on Vegeta's scouter during the Saiyan Saga and in doing so, learns of the existence of the Dragon Balls on Planet Namek. Planning to obtain them and make a wish for immortality, Freeza 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 Freeza to collect the fabled items for his own ends, the Ginyu Force is summoned by Freeza to retrieve the Dragon Balls and neutralize the Saiyan rogue so that he can be brought to him, but fail to do so when Goku arrives at Planet Namek and fights them, eventually defeating them.
While searching for the secret to unlock the power of the Dragon Balls, Freeza arrives at Guru's home and is confronted by Nail, the strongest of the Namekian warriors. Freeza horribly tortures Nail and in an attempt to reveal the password of the Dragon Balls (and in the process causes Guru's death under the strain of Freeza's torture), then leaving 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. Freeza, enraged, follows in pursuit of the heroes only to find that Porunga, the Namekian Dragon is gone due to Guru's death. He is faced with a much more powerful Vegeta, who is now capable of possibly holding his own for a bit against Freeza's strength.
Spurred on by Vegeta, Freeza unveils his second form, allowing him to defeat Vegeta and critically injure Krillin, taunting Gohan with his friend's limp body. Gohan responds in an incredible fury and proceeds to pound Freeza with punches, kicks and a barrage of ki blasts. Freeza then proceeds to pummel him in return, but Krillin, healed by Dende shoots a Destructo Disk at his tail, chopping a portion of it off. Freeza chases Krillin in a diversion and returns to the others when Freeza decides to finish them off. Fortunately, Piccolo joins the battle - only slightly lesser in abilities to Freeza, thanks to a merging with the dying Nail.
Eager to demonstrate even more of his power to Piccolo, Freeza again transformed, unlocking more of his power and enabling him to brutally lay waste to his opponent. Gohan again gets angry and fires a huge bolt of ki, which Freeza deflects back. Piccolo protects Gohan by firing a blast at it, deflecting it away. Freeza notes Gohan's growing power, and notices he is a Saiyan, but doubts Vegeta is his father (he still believes that only Raditz, Nappa, and Vegeta escaped Planet Vegeta's destruction) and finally he unveils his true form, stressing that he intended to give his foes the "pleasure" of observing it before they died – in the anime, he promises to show them "a terror greater than hell." In his new form, Freeza first killed Dende, who had been healing the heroes. Vegeta announced himself as a Super Saiyan, and fought Freeza but the tyrant was still far his superior, and proceeded to punish him after Vegeta lost his hope. Just as Freeza was about to slay Vegeta, the healed Goku arrives on the battlefield, ready to fight Freeza. Vegeta, believing that Goku had finally become a full-fledged Super Saiyan, taunts Freeza, even though he is too badly beaten to even stand. Freeza, proud of his past accomplishments, smirks before sending his Death Beam through the Saiyan Prince's heart. Teetering on the brink of death, Vegeta is able to tell the newly-healed Goku of Freeza's genocide of the Saiyan race, imploring him to take revenge on behalf for all Saiyans. As Vegeta finishes his plea to Goku, he dies. Goku, saddened by Vegeta's death, buries him and vows to finish Freeza. Goku and Freeza then spar, with Freeza realizing that his opponent is the son of the Saiyan that gave him such trouble years before. Goku and Freeza are an even match for a while (with the latter even admitting that Goku is the first person other than his parents to cause him pain in his true form), until Freeza determines and states that with 50%, he could defeat Goku. Freeza then increases his power to 50% of his maximum, and easily beats Goku, with Goku completely unable to keep up. Goku attempts to use his Kaioken x10 during this battle, but Freeza stills beats him using half of his maximum power. Goku attempts to use a Kaioken x20 and a Kamehameha attack, but to no significant avail (the best he could do was slightly char Freeza's hands), as Freeza easily diffuses the blast with 50% of his power. However, he does become alarmingly aware of his opponent's remarkable abilities.
It should be noted that in the English dub, Freeza states that he had only been fighting at 1% of his full power. Also, no reference is made in this dub to Freeza not using even a third of his power while battling Goku with x10 Kaioken.
After taking another beating, a severely battered Goku attempts to create a giant Spirit Bomb calling on the energies of Namek's solar system as a final resort. Piccolo is able to distract the tyrant long enough, and Goku is eventually able to heavily wound Freeza using the Spirit Bomb.
Believing the warlord to be dead, the heroes take the time to relax, not noticing that Freeza had emerged from the blast's crater, retaliating by mortally wounding Piccolo and murdering Krillin (in a way similar to how Vegeta killed Cui). (In the manga, Freeza intentionally fired at Piccolo, while in the anime, Freeza fired at Goku and then Piccolo pushed him out of the way and took the blast instead.) Already bordering on the edge of his rage, Goku was pushed over the edge, his rage exploding, causing Freeza to inadvertently create what he had always feared: a Super Saiyan.
In the ensuing battle, Super Saiyan Goku and Freeza trade blows, but as the fight progresses, Freeza's 50% power clearly proves to be less than adequate against the Super Saiyan; even his Death Beams at that level have little effect on the newly empowered Saiyan. In frustration, Freeza sends a Death Ball into the core of the planet, starting a chain reaction that would destroy Namek in five minutes (He reveals immediately afterwards that he held back too much of his power for the Death Ball to be a complete success). Freeza unleashes 70% and then 100% of his power. At this point, Freeza launches a terrific assault against Super Saiyan Goku, who had not expected Freeza's power to be as high as it is.
However, Super Saiyan Goku realizes that after sustaining so much damage in his 50% state, Freeza's body would no longer be able to handle his 100% power for very long. Super Saiyan Goku and Freeza 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 Freeza's reign. Seeing Freeza's power slipping fast now, Super Saiyan Goku decides to call off the fight, claiming it would be pointless to continue, as Freeza is losing strength rapidly and Super Saiyan Goku had already humbled the tyrant. He also mentioned that he was holding back ever since Freeza achieved 100% to see what the form was capable of. Humiliated, Freeza refuses to relent, attacking Super Saiyan Goku with two of his own more powerful versions of the Chasing Destructo Disk. Super Saiyan Goku repeatedly dodged and tried to lead the attack back to Freeza, but Freeza saw right right through this and easily dodged. Eventually Freeza got distracted and was cut in half from behind, and Goku warned him a little too late it was coming.
Barely clinging to life but desperate to survive, Freeza begs for mercy, which Super Saiyan Goku hesitantly provides. Freeza'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 Super Saiyan Goku. Overcome with anger, Super Saiyan Goku fires a ki blast that consumes both Freeza and his attack and ravages what remains of him in the process. As far as actual events go, this seemingly ended Freeza's reign over the galaxy. As far as the narrative element goes, this ended the true Freeza character that was developed from the beginnings of the series.
Unbeknownst to Goku and everyone else, Freeza was not killed on Namek. Freeza'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 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 Freeza was salvaged, and reconstructed with cybernetic enhancements, leaving him scarred and bitter. Knowing he was stronger than ever before - Freeza's first thought upon rehabilitation is revenge on those who defeated him on Namek.
Freeza beats Goku to Earth (despite his ill intentions towards Earth and all who lived there, Freeza notes It's a good planet on first viewing) and orders his henchmen to find and slaughter its inhabitants, with Freeza keen on killing his enemy's friends himself. However, his army is torn apart by the blade-wielding fighter Future Trunks. Freeza dismisses his challenger as an insolent child, and pays him almost no heed until the boy reveals himself as another Super Saiyan.
Dumbstruck, Freeza makes several different efforts to kill Future Trunks, each of which is parried easily (Only in the anime. Originally Future Trunks wasted no time and kills Freeza after a single attack). He then plays his trump card in the form of a Death Ball ten times the size of the one that destroyed Planet Namek (this attack is called Supernova in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3). Even this is nonchalantly brushed away, until a mortified Freeza causes it to detonate with another shot of ki. Thinking him dead, both father and son are stunned when Future Trunks fires a Burning Attack out of nowhere. Fuming, Freeza becomes oblivious to his opponent's position, and is surprised and sliced in half by the Saiyan youth before being cut to pieces and vaporized in an effortless blast.
After his death, Freeza 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. Freeza and King Cold were the only two villains in this scene to not be thrown onto the Mountain of Needles by Pikkon; Pikkon knocked Freeza 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 we see Freeza and Cell (two of the three main villains of the show) talking to each other.
Freeza also appeared observing Goku's fight with Kid Boo alongside other defeated villains from the series. When Freeza saw Goku winning against Kid Buu via the Spirit Bomb, he remarks, "Why am I not surprised?"
In Dragon Ball GT, he teams up with Cell to act as a distraction for Goku while a horde of villains from the Z Fighters' past escape Hell. Freeza traps Goku in the next world, but even allied with Perfect Cell, he is eventually defeated and remains in Hell.
They work together very well in fighting Goku, almost to the point where they were already on the same page long before Dr. Myuu put his plot in motion. Perhaps their shared hatred for Goku, as well as the fact that Cell (having Freeza's cells in his body) knew what made Freeza tick, caused them to almost form a friendship of sorts.
Freeza appears in the following Dragon Ball Z films and TV Specials:
Dragon Ball Z: Bardock: The Father of Goku - Dragon Ball Z TV Special #1; released October 17, 1990
- During the TV Special, Freeza mulls over the Saiyans' increasing power until Zarbon advises his master to eliminate Bardock and his team. In the end, Freeza is challenged by Bardock himself, who survived the onslaught and wants revenge for the death of his crew. Bardock fires a ki attack at Freeza, who makes a huge energy ball and cancels out Bardock's attack. Freeza 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.
Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge - DBZ Movie #5; released July 21, 1991
- Freeza only appears at the start of the movie, which is identical to the scene towards the end of Bardock - The Father of Goku in which he destroys Planet Vegeta. Cooler watches him from his spaceship and scolds his brother for not seeing the escaping spacepod containing baby Goku. After this he is mentioned a few times by various characters.
- Freeza appears in the OVA (and later in the recycling of its animation into the Playdia game) Dragon Ball: Plan to Eradicate Super Saiyans and its remake, Dragon Ball: Plan to Eradicate the Super Saiyans. In it Freeza seems to be somehow resurrected, with he and past villains Cooler, Turles, and Slug attacking Goku and his friends. Once it is revealed these are merely Ghost Warriors meant to distract the heroes, however, the Ghost Warrior Freeza and his allies are easily dealt with.
Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn - DBZ Movie 12; released March 4, 1995
- When Janemba appears, the dead are revived and they all escape to Earth, under Freeza's command. Freeza confronts Gohan and Videl, and immediately recognizes Gohan as Goku's son. Deciding the boy should pay for his father's "sins", Freeza sends his army of villains (Zarbon, Jheese, Butta, Bojack, Paragus, Cooler, Recoome, Salza, etc.) to attack the couple, but Gohan flies through them all and silences him by punching Freeza in the stomach and blowing him away with an energy shot to the gut. His terrified minions quickly disperse.
In addition, Freeza's destruction of Planet Vegeta is shown from another point of view in Broly: The Legendary Super Saiyan (DBZ Movie 8) and both Rasin and Lakasei from The Tree of Might (DBZ Movie 3) believe they would be strong enough to challenge Freeza after eating the fruit of the tree.
All games are listed in chronological order of release.
- Dragon Ball Z II: Gekishin Furiiza!! (Famicom) Appears in First and Final Form
- Dragon Ball Z Barcode Battler (Famicom) Playable in all forms except Mecha
- Dragon Ball Z Gaiden: Saiya-jin Zetsumetsu Keikaku (Famicom) Appears in Final Form
- Dragon Ball Z: Sūpā Saiya Densetsu (Super Famicom) Appears in all forms except Mecha
- Dragon Ball Z: Sūpā Butōden (SNES) Playable in 100% Final Form
- Dragon Ball Z: Buyū Retsuden (Sega Mega Drive) Playable in Final Form
- Dragon Ball Z: Idainaru Son Goku Densetsu (PC-Engine) Appears in Final Form
- Dragon Ball Z: Gokū Gekitōden (Game Boy) Playable in First and Final Form
- Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Battle 22 (PlayStation) Playable in Final Form
- Dragon Ball Z: Hyper Dimension (SNES) Playable in Final Form
- Dragon Ball Z: The Legend (PlayStation, Sega Saturn) Playable in Final Form
- Dragon Ball Z: Shin Saiya-jin Zetsumetsu Keikaku: Uchū Hen (Playdia) Appears in Final Form
- Dragon Ball Z: The Legend (Playstation) Playable in Final Form
- Dragon Ball GT: Final Bout (Playstation) Playable in Final Form
- Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku (Game Boy Advance) Appears in all forms except Mecha Form
- Dragon Ball Z: Legendary Super Warriors (Game Boy Color) Appears in Final Form
- Dragon Ball Z: Budokai (GameCube, PlayStation 2) Playable in First, Final, 100% and Mecha Form
- Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku II (Game Boy Advance) Appears in Final Form and Mecha Form
- Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 (GameCube, PlayStation 2) Playable in Final, Mecha, and Majin forms
- Dragon Ball Z: Taiketsu (Game Boy Advance) Playable in Final Form
- Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors (Game Boy Advance) Playable in Final Form and Mecha form
- Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 (PlayStation 2) Playable in all forms
- Dragon Ball Z: Sagas (GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox) Appears in First, Second, and Final Form
- Jump Super Stars (Nintendo DS) Playable in Final Form
- Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi (PlayStation 2) Playable in all forms
- Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2 (Nintendo DS) Playable in Final and Mecha form
- Super Dragon Ball Z (PlayStation 2) Playable in Final Form and Mecha form redesigned by Akira Toriyama
- Battle Stadium D.O.N (GameCube, PlayStation 2) Playable in Final Form
- Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 (PlayStation 2, Wii) Playable in all forms
- Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai (PSP) Playable in Final Form and 100% Final Form
- Jump Ultimate Stars (Nintendo DS) Playable in Final Form
- Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai: Another Road (PSP) Playable in Final and 100% Final Form
- Dragon Ball Z: Harukanaru Densetsu (Nintendo DS) Appears in all forms
- Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 (PlayStation 2, Wii) Playable in all forms but Mecha is a separate character.
- Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit (Playstation 3, Xbox 360) Playable in all forms except Mecha form (who appears in a cutscene).
- Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World (Playstation 2) Playable in all forms. Also appears in two minigames.
- Dragon Ball: Raging Blast (Playstation 3, Xbox 360) Playable in all forms except Mecha form
- Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 (Playstation 3, Xbox 360) Playable in all forms
Freeza makes some appearances in other mangas that are made for special events:
Kochikame - Made for the 30th anniversary of Kochikame. Freeza is waiting with Appule on Namek for the three other Dragon Balls to be found when Kankichi Ryotsu comes and says that Freeza can't park his space ship there. Then Freeza uses a Death Beam to kill Kankichi Ryotsu, but to their surprise he is still alive. Kankichi Ryotsu yells that they have to pay the fine and Freeza attacks with another beam, which also fails to hurt Kankichi Ryotsu. When Kankichi Ryotsu pulls a bazooka out of the air, Appule says that there is no doubt and that Kankichi Ryotsu is a Gag-Manga character. Freeza says he doesn't care because he is the strongest being in the universe and he fires blasts at Kankichi Ryotsu until he is tired. When even this doesn't kill Kankichi Ryotsu, Freeza leaves with Appule and says that nothing happened.
Neko Majin Z 3 - August 2003 (Monthly Shōnen Jump, 2003 #9). Freeza doesn't appear in Neko Majin Z 3, but he is mentioned by Vegeta who tells Onio and Kuriza (Freeza's son) that he came because Freeza ordered him to.
Freeza has made numerous appearances in other media. 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 Freeza and his character's arc, with the single itself rising as high as number two on the Oricon music chart. 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 Freeza's head. A caricature of Freeza mixed with a Greys 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 Freeza, with a character clad in a refrigerator representing the latter. The Cartoon Network staple Codename: Kids Next Door had a parody of their own of the climactic fight and the Freeza character, with the Delightful Children From Down the Lane portraying him as a multi-headed monstrosity. Freeza was among other evil imaginary characters who also appear in an episode of South Park entitled "Imaginationland Episode II".
Freeza's battle power in his first form is stated to be 530,000. When he transforms into his second form, his battle power jumps to "over 1,000,000." In the series, when transforming into his second form, he continues to power up as he fights, only to transform again when outmatched by Piccolo. His battle power in his third form is unknown and according to Dragon Ball: Daizenshū 7, his final form has a battle power of 120,000,000 at 100% of full power. At 50% power (around 60,000,000), Freeza is able to cope with Goku's Kaio-ken x10, but a Kaio-ken x20 gives him trouble (Goku's 3,000,000 x 20 = 60,000,000 which roughly equals Freeza's 50%). In the anime, at 100% of power, Freeza is able to battle nearly evenly against Super Saiyan Goku, and even takes a slight advantage, however, because of the power output, his 100% power slowly drains, leading to his defeat. Scouter Battle Taikan Kamehameha states that he had a power level of around 143,000,000 in his basic final form during the Super 17 Saga, this would make his power level around 1,430,000,000 at full power.
Sūpā Saiya Densetsu provides different battle powers for Freeza. In his first form, Freeza is at a maximum of 500,000. In his second stage, his power is at 1,000,000. In his third form, his power is 1,500,000. Once reaching his final form, Freeza's battle power rises to 3,000,000.
In Dragon Ball Z: Sagas, his battle power during his final battle against Goku is 12,000,000. This could be derived from the error in an early translation of the Dragon Ball: Daizenshū where it was stated to be 12,000,000 instead of the correct 120,000,000.
Forms and transformations
Over time, Freeza's power became so great that his body could not comfortably contain it, and a series of physical transformations were developed to limit his actual strength. While other beings in Dragon Ball Z transform to increase their battle power, Freeza transformed to control and contain it. His true form is his fourth form, with each of his other transformations meant to restrict his power and conceal it from his enemies. Freeza even says upon transforming to his second state that he has a harder time controlling himself and his power due to the immensity of his current strength. That would suggest that the second and third forms are mere physical augmentations which would allow Freeza to build enough strength to revert to his true form. While changing shape from his "first form", each alteration builds on the previous.
In all, Freeza demonstrated four transformed states, each with increasing power (some larger than others and each resulting in different physical attributes). Freeza may also use these transformations to purposely decrease his power in order to torment his opponents by giving them a false sense of hope.
First Form Freeza (フリーザ 第一 形態, Furiiza Daiichi Keitai) is a relatively short humanoid, albeit with a large chestnut-shaped skull with two horns that protrude at near 45 degree angles. He also has a tail with a spiked end, which is relatively thick in width, able to crack the ground when slammed, as well as having three talon-like toes. He wears the same upper-body armor and shorts that many of his subordinates (including the Saiyans) are shown to wear. While traveling, he often gives the appearance of weakness by exclusively using his hoverchair for transportation, leaving his henchmen to do his "dirty work". In this form, Freeza appears to be very small in height, which is shown to be true on the rare occasions that he emerges from his hover-chair. His power level has been stated to be 530,000 by himself in the manga.
Second Form Freeza (フリーザ 第二 形態, Furiiza Daini Keitai) is similar in appearance to the first form, except much larger, both in height and muscle mass, which can be clearly seen on his chest and stomach areas. Freeza claims to have at least doubled his power in this state, which he has stated is over 1,000,000. He also grows longer horns, which now instead of protruding sideways from his skull curve sharply upwards into near right angles. His armor cannot contain his form and shatters, leaving him with a new, white natural armor covering his chest and shoulders. In this form, he somewhat resembles his father King Cold. In the English anime, this form is referred to as his true first form, probably because of his father's form.
Third Form Freeza (フリーザ 第三 形態, Furiiza Daisan Keitai) 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 Freeza's own body to bear. Freeza stated that no one had ever seen this form before (which leads us to believe that Freeza, even only in his second form, had been more than enough to trample over any fighter he had come across in the universe). Although powerful, Freeza spent less time in this form than in any other form; spanning only one episode in the uncut version. In the FUNimation dub, Freeza's voice in this form is essentially the same as his second form with a voice effect added to give him more of an alien-like voice (sounds like his first and second forms together). For the Season 3 Box Set this effect was removed making him sound exactly the same as his second form.
Final Form Freeza (フリーザ 最終 形態, Furiiza Saishū Keitai) is the most recognizable form. Drastically differing from his previous transformations, in his final form Freeza instead regresses, with his former form cracking and shattering like a shell, becoming a short, 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. All injuries taken in other forms are healed. This form is the one that Freeza was born in, thus being his "true" form. In fact, according to him, the only ones who have ever given him pain in this form are Goku and "his loving parents". The similarity that this form bears with his first form may hint that if need be, Freeza can regress to his first form directly, as a means to suppressing his massive power. This is the form that allows him to reach his full potential.
Full Power Freeza (フル パワー フリーザ, Furu Pawā Furiiza) is able to attain 100% strength in his final form, greatly increasing his muscle mass. At 100%, this is literally the peak of Freeza's potential and the maximum amount of power his body can output; his muscle mass becomes engorged compared to his previously sleek frame (In the manga he merely had a slightly bulkier muscle structure, while in the anime his muscles become massive and engorged). With absolute strength, he was able to make Super Saiyan Goku struggle during the final battle on Planet Namek. However, due to his prior damage and the strain on his body, he was not able to fight at maximum capacity for long, slowly weakening. Goku also said he was holding back to test the limits of Freeza's full power.
Fifth Form Freeza is a form of Freeza which does not appear in the anime or manga. Freeza takes on a state similar to his brother's final form. This form has had three appearances, as an alternate costume for Coola in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai, as a statuette, and also recieves a small reference in Dragon Ball Online - where the Freeza Soldiers have insignias based of Fifth Form Frieza's head.
Hypothetical Final Form
Hypothetical Final Form Freeza is a minor form of Freeza which appears briefly when Krillin is imagining what Freeza's true form will look like. This form is a larger version of his third form with extra spikes on his head, spike on his shoulders, and a long tongue. This form appears in the Dragon Ball Z CCG under the name of Nightmare Freeza.
Physically ruined while caught in Planet Namek's explosion after his defeat, what remained of the still-living Freeza was salvaged and rebuilt with cybernetic enhancements by scientists under the order of King Cold into Mecha Freeza (メカ フリーザ, Meka Furiiza). The whole of the lower half of his body and right side of his face was replaced with scarring and metal accouterments covering what little was left of his organic self. These enhancements allowed him to exceed the limits imposed by his fully organic form, though by how much or in what ways is unknown. In the original manga, Gohan mentioned that he was nowhere near the power he displayed against Goku, but Vegeta said he was much stronger than before.
In Super Dragon Ball Z, a new design for Mecha Freeza was created by Akira Toriyama showing a rocket launcher mounted on his shoulder. In the Remastered Box sets, this form has a slight mechanical sound to his voice.
Freeza appears as Majin Freeza (魔人 フリーザ, Majin Furiiza) in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2. In the Story Mode, he and Cell were revived and turned into Majins by Babidi, but were once again beaten by Son Goku and the other Z Warriors. When Majin Buu killed Babidi, Freeza and Cell turned back to their old selves and did not remember being controlled by Babidi. After that, they were beaten again and went back to hell.
- Bang Beam - He used the attack to kill Dende so the Z Warriors would have no more chances to be healed. He also used it in an attempt to kill Goku, after getting hit by the Large Spirit Bomb, but Piccolo got in the way and he was hit instead.
- Hell Bazooka - A technique that Cell and Freeza developed together while in Hell. Both Cell and Freeza begin to glow, then a yellow ki emits from both of their bodies, which then envelops their opponent, trapping him/her in an inescapable ki orb. Then both the users throws the orb prison down into the deepest part of Hell, with the prisoner in it.
- Punishing Blaster - Freeza fires a pink energy wave at the opponent. He used this technique against Piccolo (who had merged with Nail) in his 2nd form. The name comes from Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 and is his Blast 1 in his 2nd form.
- Whirlwind Blow - Freeza used this attack against three Nameks by lightly blowing, which produced strong winds that formed a tornado. Since he was seen to only use this once in his weakest form, it may hint he only uses it on feeble opponents.
- Ki Blast - The most basic form of energy wave.
- Kamehameha – Freeza used this technique only in Super Dragon Ball Z.
- Fly Away - Freeza uses this attack in Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors which shoots a large wave of purple energy across the stage left to right.
- Punishing Rush - is an attack used by Freeza in the Budokai Tenkaichi video game series. Part of this attack was used in Freeza's fight with Nail in the Frieza Saga.
- Punishing Counter - a counter rush attack that Freeza used in his third form.
- It's Just Getting Exciting! a rush attack used against Gohan.
- Rapid Kick - an attack used by Freeza against Goku.
- Death Ball - An attack used by Freeza. A spark of ki lights on the index finger, and once enough energy is gathered this spark may grow to the size of a small moon. When ready, this "Death Ball" is thrown towards the target. Typically this attack is used to destroy planets or as a last-ditch effort to kill an opponent.
- Supernova - A more powerful version of the Death Ball used by both Freeza and his brother Cooler. Used by Freeza when he destroyed Planet Vegeta and the second time against Future Trunks. The name of the technique comes from the Budokai Tenkaichi video game series.
- 100% Death Ball - Only used once by Freeza, this enormous pink energy sphere covered with electricity was thrown at Goku who was underwater at the time. Though Goku was able to punch it into space, it still hit another planet, destroying it faster than any planet destruction in DBZ history. This attack was never used in the manga, as Freeza was afraid of being caught in the destruction of Namek.
- Destroy The Planet! - A variation of the Death Ball Freeza used in an attempt to destroy Planet Namek following Goku's transformation to Super Saiyan. However, he held back too much power, resulting in the planet being nearly destroyed. The name of the technique comes from Budokai Tenkaichi 3.
- Barrage Death Ball - a rapid fire variant of the Death Ball used against Goku while he was underwater.
- Black Hole Death Ball - a larger planet destroying variant used in Freeza's first attempted to destroy Namek but cancelled by the Genkai Dama.
- Death Bomb - the ultimate version of the Death Ball, it is much larger and is black in colour with a blue core, it is Freeza's answer to the Genkai Dama. Only used in Tap Battle.
- Death Cannon - A more powerful form of Death Beam shot from the palm of the hand. Used by Freeza only in his Final Form.
- 100% Death Cannon - a more powerful variant used against Super Saiyan Goku.
- You Will Die By My Hand! - The name given to the blast Freeza used in a final attempt to kill Goku, who countered with the Angry Kamehameha. The name is taken from the Budokai Tenkaichi series. It is Freeza's most powerful form of Death Cannon.
- Death Storm - A variation of the Exploding Wave used by 2nd Form Freeza. Its name comes from the Budokai Tenkaichi video games
- Death Wave - A variation of Freeza's Fissure Slice that is present within Budokai 3 where he forms an arcing blast towards his opponent. In future installments the attack would be a close range move where pillars of decreasing size would appear.
- Daichiretsuzan (lit. Great/Grand Earth Cutting Row) - A powerful, very long blade-like energy beam Freeza creates with two of his fingers; it can slice through anything, as stated by Freeza. While it is not named in the English dub of the anime, the name given in the Dragon Ball Z: Budokai game series is Death Wave. In the Budokai Tenkaichi video game series it is called Fissure Slash and Energy Cutter.
- Death Beam - Also known as Frieza Beam, this is Freeza's favored killing technique. He extends his right arm and fires a small, bullet-like beam of Ki from his index finger. It is able to be fired very quickly while maintaining precise aim. It can vary from either an explosion or piercing attack; killing Dende and Vegeta, respectively in this fashion, and also heavily wounds Piccolo. Called Death Beam in the U.S. releases of recent Dragon Ball Z video games. His third form uses a variant of this attack called Crazy Finger Beam where he fires continuous Death Beams all at once. This attack was used on Piccolo during the Frieza Saga.
- HAIL Frieza - Freeza impales the opponent with his horn and tosses them away, only to blast them with a Punishing Blaster. He used this attack to heavily injure Krillin. It is named in the Budokai Tenkaichi series.
- Death Comet - A technique used by Freeza during Namek Saga. When Freeza is unable to control his anger at the fact that Vegeta stole his Dragon Balls, he starts firing massive spheres of energy that demolish the Namekian countryside.
- I Won't Let You Escape with Your Life! - Freeza's version of one of Vegeta's deadly attacks, Dirty Fireworks. Freeza shoots a small energy sphere into the opponent, lifts them up with telekinesis, then detonates the opponent by clenching his fist. He has used this technique to kill Krillin.
- Death Break One of Freeza's attacks in the game Dragon Ball: Raging Blast and it's sequel Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2.
- Flaming Cannon - One of Freeza's many attacks used against Super Saiyan Goku. Freeza fires a large tunnel of flames out the palm of his hand.
- Imprisonment Ball - A special attack used on Goku, where he captures his opponent in a ball of energy they can't break out of. Freeza can manipulate this ball as much as he wants, but it explodes as soon as it touches any surface other than Freeza himself. It is called Psylock Smasher in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2. Also, a similar attack is used in Dragon Ball Z Budokai Tenkaichi 3, called I might die this time (perhaps due to that being any victim's thoughts), in which Freeza shoots some rocks at the opponent, and if it hits, uses the Imprisonment Ball, and throws the opponent to the ground.
- Instant Transmission - used to leave Gohan in Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai.
- Kousengan (lit. Eye Laser) - Precise laser-like beam shot from the eyes. Mild potency, but fast and able to nullify lesser attacks and small projectiles, as well as destroy weaker opponents and obstacles. It was used by Freeza to enter the hut of the Namekian elder, Guru, while seeking the Dragon Balls and in battle with Goku, and also against King Vegeta's Elite Saiyan army who would try to save Prince Vegeta from Freeza, shortly before he destroyed Planet Vegeta and just after he killed King Vegeta with one blow.
- Telekinesis - Freeza can lift or move large objects through the air and blow up objects as big as mountain with only his mind. Used by Freeza in his fight with Goku.
- Tsuibi Kienzan (lit. Chasing Energy Disk) - Similar to the normal Destructo Disk (most commonly used by Krillin), Freeza's are faster, a different color (purple), and can be controlled remotely. Freeza creates two of these to hound Goku until he's sliced in half by his own attack. It is called Death Saucer in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi video game series.
- Transformation - This is Freeza's ability to morph himself from a weaker state to a more powerful one. These transformations were originally a containment of his true power, with his actual form being what's commonly referred to as "Final". In all Freeza demonstrated three transformations and four altered states, overlooking his bulk at 100% power and cyborg augmentation.
- Crazy Finger Beam - A weak, but incredibly fast burst which explodes at a location Freeza points to. He uses this ability many times in rapid succession to quickly defeat Piccolo after transforming into this third form. Called Crazy Finger Beam in the Budokai Tenkaichi series. In Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 their are two forms of this attack Crazy Finger Beam (his Third form's Ultimate Blast) and Barrage Death Beam (where he fires a barrage of Death Beams from one finger).
- Nova Strike - An attack where he places a purple sphere of energy around himself (similar to the Imprisonment Ball) and charges at the enemy. He uses this when he reaches 100%. The name of this attack is taken from the Budokai Tenkaichi games.
Other traits and abilities
- Freeza has the ability to survive even the most horrifying injuries, a trait which was passed onto Cell. However, while minor injuries seem to be of minor nuisance to him, unlike the other two major villains of the series, he is completely unable to regenerate lost body parts, though his tail stump seems to cope with the bleeding after some time.
- Freeza can breathe without atmospheric air, enabling him to survive in space, which is why he is not afraid to attack a planet with the Death Ball.
- In the manga when Final Form Freeza fought against Goku. Piccolo stated that Freeza was so strong he could destroy Planet Namek with "just his strength". This shows us that Freeza is so physically strong that he can destroy planets with his bare hands.
- He also seems to be unable to sense the Ki of other people, like the rest of his minions, who use Scouters as a compromise. It's to be noted, however, that he was able to have a glimpse of a "powerful Saiyan developing and heading to Namek" before the person in question (Goku) actually appeared in front of him.
- Given enough time, Freeza can lock his senses and his mind onto his opponent to read his/her position at any given moment. He demonstrated this when he began fighting Goku with 50% of his power. He also has strong psychokinetic powers, allowing him to freely levitate objects such as boulders and Dragon Balls so that he doesn't have to carry them himself.
- Freeza can extend his tail to great distances and retract afterward.
Manga and anime
- Freeza (1st form) vs. King Vegeta
- Freeza (1st form) vs. Bardock
- Freeza (1st form) vs. Nail
- Freeza (1st form) vs. Vegeta
- Freeza (2nd form) vs. Kuririn
- Freeza (2nd form) vs. Gohan
- Freeza (2nd form) vs. Piccolo (Fused with Nail)
- Freeza (2nd form) vs. Vegeta
- Freeza (3rd form) vs. Piccolo (Fused with Nail)
- Freeza (3rd form) vs. Gohan
- Freeza (4th form, 1%) vs. Vegeta
- Freeza (4th form, 1-50%) vs. Goku
- Freeza (4th form) vs. Piccolo (Fused with Nail)
- Freeza (4th form, 70%) vs. Super Saiyan Goku
- Freeza (4th form, 100%) vs. Super Saiyan Goku
- Freeza (4th form, 50%) vs. Gohan
- Freeza (4th form, 100%) vs. Super Saiyan Goku
- Mecha Freeza vs. Super Saiyan Future Trunks
- Freeza (4th form) vs. Pikkon
- Freeza (4th form) and Perfect Cell vs. Kid Goku
- Freeza (4th form) vs. Gohan (Fusion Reborn)
- Japanese dub: Ryūsei Nakao
- Ocean Group dub: Pauline Newstone
- Blue Water dub: Maureen Jones (DBGT)
- FUNimation dub: Linda Chambers-Young (Dragon Ball Z, Video games, DBZK Episode 1), Chris Ayres (DBZ Episode 19 and onwards, Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2)
- Latin American dub: Gerardo Reyero
- German dub: Thomas-Nero Wolff
- Brazilian dub: Carlos Campanile
- Italian dub: Gianfranco Gamba
- Portuguese dub: Ricardo Spínola
- French dub: Philippe Ariotti
His voice in the English dub of Dragon Ball Z is criticized; with that and various features in his character design like his dark colored lips leads to some gender confusion with new fans. Freeza 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."  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. 
- It should be noted that Freeza is the final villain in the Dragon Ball manga to have a desire for the Dragon Balls, though there were also anime exclusive villains, namely Garlic Jr. and Baby, who later expressed such desires. (In Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai: Another Road, Babidi also wanted to use the Dragon Balls to wish for control over Majin Boo).
- Freeza is also the last villain and the only one of the main DBZ villains to show an interest in universal conquest, unlike his successors Cell and Majin Buu, who relished destruction.
- Of of the three main villains in Dragon Ball Z, Freeza is the only one who cannot regenerate (though he does technically regrow his tail, and his eye was healed despite having been damaged). He is also the only one of the three who can transform without absorbing someone first, the only one who doesn't have purple blood (his blood is red instead), the only one to not possess the ki sensing ability, and the only one who, at the beginning of their saga, has an army of henchmen working for him.
- Freeza is the only one of the three main villains not forced to revert back to a previous form, unlike his successors, Cell and Majin Buu (unless one counts his rematch against Gohan after "killing" Goku, where he reverts from his 100% form to his regular final form, though his 100% form is merely using the full power of his final form). Gohan hit Cell so hard that he regurgitated Android 18 so he reverted back to Semi-Perfect form, and Goku and Vegeta ripped out the pods inside Buu's head forcing him back into Super Buu and later Kid Buu.
- Freeza is the only main villain not to use any of the Z Warriors' techniques (as his disk attack is different from Krillin's Destructo Disk).
- Since his body was damaged from the Spirit Bomb and Super Saiyan Goku's assault, his 100% full power form only allowed him to fight evenly with Super Saiyan Goku for a few minutes. It is unknown how he would have fared had he not suffered previous damage (though it is somewhat hinted he would have lasted much longer against Goku).
- The fight between Goku and Freeza was the longest in the Dragon Ball Z anime lasting 19 episodes.
- Freeza has his tail cut off three times. The first time is when he's in his second form, when Krillin chops it off with a Destructo Disk, 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, arm and tail.
- In addition, Freeza is chopped in half twice. The first is when he is chopped horizontally in two by his own energy disk. The second is when Trunks slices him vertically in half, seconds before chopping him to pieces and completely destroying him. (In Dragon Ball GT, he is chopped in half a third time while fighting Goku and using Krillin's Destructo Disk technique against him, which Goku turns back on him.)
- The manga and anime never specify exactly how large of a region Freeza oversees, only stating that he controlled at least 79 planets. However, in Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge, Cooler states that Freeza ruled the northern quadrant of the galaxy.
- Freeza's third form vaguely resembles a Xenomorph from the Alien film series, particularly in skull structure. (In addition, Cooler's final form vaguely resembles a Predator.)
- Several mistakes regarding the color of Freeza's neck, armor, and tail are made during the Namek Saga. Occasionally (though not quite so often) Freeza's neck is shown to be pink instead of the same almost-white color of his face, and at other times, the purple spike at the end of his tail is also shown to be pink. In at least one scene in Vegeta Revived, during an explosion, Freeza's armor is white instead of purple.
- Freeza's story somewhat mirrors many Greek tragedies, incorporating the message that one cannot escape from his own fate or destiny no matter what one does to avoid it. For example, in one Greek tragedy, the Legend of Oedipus Rex, it was prophesied that the baby Oedipus would murder his father and marry his mother. Fearing this fact, the father abandoned the child in the wilderness. Sometime later he was found and adopted. Soon Oedipus would learn of his destiny and, also fearing it, left his home. On his journey, he met a man, slew him and married his widow, unaware of the fact that the man was his biological father. In trying to avoid the prophecy, both Oedipus and his father fulfilled it. This mirrors the fall of Freeza; in fear of the Legend of the Super Saiyan, he destroyed them, thus causing the catalyst necessary for a Saiyan to become what he had feared. There are many other legendary Greek tragedies that can be incorporated to explain Freeza's own fate and destiny, along with the ultimate tragedy of his own demise.
- Freeza is the only of the 3 major villains not to absorb anyone in Dragon Ball Z.
- Freeza survived one of the most horrific injuries in the series. In his case, it was the loss of his lower half, his right eye, the upper part of his head and his left arm.
- Freeza is the only major villain in Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT who is not artificially created, being the only main antagonist to actually be born naturally, unless one counts Vegeta. (Cell and Majin Boo of Dragon Ball Z and Baby, Super 17, and Omega Shenron in Dragon Ball GT are all artificial constructs or a result of some form of conjuring)
- Freeza 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 (IE, 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.
- Oddly, Freeza's voice in the Great Saiyaman Saga, Fusion Reborn, and Dragon Ball GT sounds like that of his first form, even though he is in his final form. This voice is also used for him in all video games where only his 2nd and 3rd forms sound differently from his first form.
- A Japanese metal band named Maximum the Hormone dedicated a song to Freeza called "Freeza".
- Freeza is the only one out of the main villains in Dragon Ball Z to never defeat a Super Saiyan.
- In an interview with Akira Toriyama, he revealed that Freeza was a combination of all his worst fears.