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Freeza
Dragon Ball Z character
First appearance Chapter #247
DBZ Chapter #50
Created by Akira Toriyama
Voiced by Ryusei Nakao (Japanese)
Linda Chambers-Young (American)
Profile
Nicknames Mecha Freeza
Gender Male
Species Unknown
Known relatives King Cold (father)
Coola
(brother)
Kuriza
(son, Neko Majin Z)
Cell
(modified clone)

Freeza (フリーザ Furīza?, Frieza in the FUNimation Dub) is a graphic novel supervillain who first appears in the Dragon Ball manga created by Akira Toriyama, followed by Dragon Ball Z. Freeza also appears in the television special Bardock: The Father of Goku; a few Dragon Ball Z movies and in Dragon Ball GT. He is one of the most powerful major supervillains introduced throughout the Dragon Ball universe. In the gag series Neko Majin, it is revealed that he has a son, Kuriza. Image File history File linksMetadata Freeza_Mugshot. ... Akira Toriyama ) born on 1955-04-05,[2] in Kiyosu, Aichi Prefecture, Japan,[2] is a widely known and acclaimed Japanese manga artist known mostly for his work in the Dragon Ball metaseries, as well as the media franchise of the same name which he began in 1984. ... Ryusei Nakao (中尾 隆聖 Nakao RyÅ«sei, born February 5, 1951) is a veteran seiyÅ« who was born in Tokyo. ... Linda Chambers-Young is an American voice actress working with FUNimation, providing English voices for characters featured in anime such as Dragonball Z and Yu Yu Hakusho. ... This is a list of Freeza-related characters who appear in the manga and anime Dragon Ball Z ( ), as well as the Dragon Ball Z movies ( ). Preceding some characters short bios are external links that focus on that character. ... Coola (クウラ KÅ«ra) is a fictional character and main villain in the fifth and sixth movies of the anime Dragon Ball Z, voiced by RyÅ«sei Nakao in the original Japanese and Andrew Chandler in FUNimations English dub. ... Kuriza (or Kreeza) is a fictional character from the manga Neko Majin Z, a parody of Dragon Ball by Akira Toriyama. ... Neko Majin (ネコマジン) is a short series of one-shot manga chapters by Akira Toriyama, spanning eight total installments released from 1999-2005. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ... FUNimation Entertainment (previously known as FUNimation Productions) is an American company formed by Gen Fukunaga in the early 1990s to produce, merchandise and distribute anime and other entertainment properties in the United States and international markets. ... Trade paperback of Will Eisners A Contract with God (1978), often mistakenly cited as the first graphic novel. ... Doctor Doom, one of the most archetypal supervillains and his arch-enemies The Fantastic Four (in background). ... In comic books, first appearance refers to first comic book to feature a character. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Akira Toriyama ) born on 1955-04-05,[2] in Kiyosu, Aichi Prefecture, Japan,[2] is a widely known and acclaimed Japanese manga artist known mostly for his work in the Dragon Ball metaseries, as well as the media franchise of the same name which he began in 1984. ... “DBZ” redirects here. ... A television special is a television program, typically a short film or television movie, which interrupts or temporarily replaces programming normally scheduled for a given time slot. ... The Dragon Ball films are animated films made based on the Dragon Ball manga and its three animated TV series, Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT. All Dragon Ball movies were originally released in Japan. ... Dragon Ball GT ) is the sequel to the anime Dragon Ball Z. It is said to stand for Grand Tour in the American adaptation by FUNimation, but may also be interpreted as Galaxy Touring, Great Touring, or Gran Turismo, depending on the Japanese source. ... The running gag is a popular hallmark of comic and serious forms of entertainment. ... Neko Majin (ネコマジン) is a short series of one-shot manga chapters by Akira Toriyama, spanning eight total installments released from 1999-2005. ... This is a list of fictional extraterrestrials (excluding the Saiyan race) who first appeared in the Dragon Ball manga, followed by the anime series, including the Dragon Ball films. ...

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Design and appearance

Due to Toriyama's original intention of making Freeza the last major supervillain of the series,[verification needed] Freeza's design is an amalgamation of what he thought monsters looked like in his childhood.[1]


Freeza is one of the supervillains in the series who possesses an entire range of transformations, each one being quite different than the others. It is implied by the character 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 Son Goku.


Introduction

Freeza is introduced in the series as the powerful galactic overlord on a mission for immortality and conquest. He is the ruler of an empire that has control over what has been said to be over 79 planets. [2] Freeza creates armies from the planets that he conquers, his most utilized race were the Saiyans. Freeza had heard about the legend of the Super Saiyan, a being with unrivaled power, 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, destroyed the Saiyan race. His actions and lust for power eventually bring him into conflict with the heroes of the series when he tries to take possession of the wish-granting Dragon Balls on Planet Namek. Freeza's fears were realized when he was defeated by a Saiyan named Son Goku (Bardock's Son) who had escaped Freeza's attempt to destroy the Saiyans, Goku in turn had become a Super Saiyan. The four full blooded saiyans that survived Planet Vegetas Destruction (Nappa, Kakarotto (Son Goku), Vegeta, and Raditz). ... Various Saiyans in their Super Saiyan forms. ... A Dragon Ball (龍球 Mandarin lóng-qiú, katakana ronchū) is a fictional artifact from the manga and anime Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z, as well as Dragon Ball GT. A similar version of them with the same name also appear in the Akira Toriyama manga Dragon Boy (a series of... Planet Namek Planet Namek is a planet in the fictional manga and anime series of Dragon Ball Z/GT, and home to the sentinent race of Namekians. ...


He is voiced by Ryūsei Nakao in the original Japanese and in English by Pauline Newstone (of the Ocean Group) and FUNimation's Linda Chambers-Young in all succeeding movies, video games, and episodes (including a redub of the character's initial appearance). RyÅ«sei Nakao ) is a veteran seiyÅ«, or voice actor, who was born on February 5, 1951 in Tokyo, Japan. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Ocean Group is an organization located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada that purchases anime for English dubbing. ... FUNimation Entertainment (previously known as FUNimation Productions) is an American entertainment company formed by Gen Fukunaga in the early 1990s to produce, merchandise and distribute anime and other entertainment properties in the United States and international markets. ... Linda Chambers-Young is an American voice actress working with FUNimation, providing English voices for characters featured in anime such as Dragonball Z and Yu Yu Hakusho. ... In filmmaking, dubbing or looping is the process of recording or replacing voices for a motion picture. ...


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 that limit his actual strength.[3] 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). Tsarevna Frog by Viktor Vasnetsov: a frog metamorphoses into a princess Shapeshifting is a common theme in mythology and folklore, as well as in science fiction and fantasy. ...

Freeza in his first (right), second (middle), and third (left) form.
Freeza in his first (right), second (middle), and third (left) form.
First form

In his first form, Freeza is a relatively short humanoid, albeit with a large chestnut-shaped skull with two horns. He also has a tail with a spiked end, as well as having three talon-like toes. He wears the same upper-body armor that many of his subordinates (including the Saiyans) are shown to wear, and while traveling, often gives the appearance of weakness by exclusively using his hoverchair for transportation, leaving his henchmen to do his "dirty work". Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The term humanoid refers to any being whose body structure resembles that of a human. ... Species Castanea alnifolia - Bush Chinkapin* Castanea crenata - Japanese Chestnut Castanea dentata - American Chestnut Castanea henryi - Henrys Chestnut Castanea mollissima - Chinese Chestnut Castanea ozarkensis - Ozark Chinkapin Castanea pumila - Allegheny Chinkapin Castanea sativa - Sweet Chestnut Castanea seguinii - Seguins Chestnut * treated as a synonym of by many authors Chestnut (Castanea), including...

Second form

His second form is similar in appearance to the first, except much larger, both in height and muscle mass, Freeza claiming to have at least doubled his power in this state.[4] He also grows longer horns, which now instead of protruding sideways from his skull curve sharply upwards into near right angles. Just before transforming Freeza breaks his armor, revealing a white natural armor covering his chest and shoulders. In this form, he somewhat resembles his father King Cold. King Cold is a fictional character in the second half of the manga Dragon Ball, known as Dragon Ball Z in USA. // Storyline Trunks Saga He is the father of Freeza. ...

Third form

Freeza'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 colour, erupting in pairs along the length of his head. His tail tip did not regenerate so it is not known if it would have appeared different in this form. In this form, he carries a slight hunch, as if the strain of supporting his head was too much for even Freeza's own body to bear. This form vaguely resembles a Xenomorph from the Alien movies. The xenomorph as it appears in Alien vs. ... The Alien film series is the group of films that take place in the Alien universe. ...

Final Form

Drastically differing from his previous transformations, in his final, true form, Freeza instead regresses, becoming shorter and less bulky. His previous form shatters causing his horns and spikes to disappear and his physique becomes streamlined. His skin becomes pure, solid white with purple sections on his head, shoulders, forearms, chest and shins.

100% power

Freeza is also able to attain 100% power, greatly increasing his muscle mass to about the same size as a Super Saiyan 2nd Grade and mildly increasing his power. At 100% this is literally the peak of Freeza's potential and the maximum amount of power his body can output, at full capacity he was able to make Goku struggle during the final battle on Planet Namek when he was a Super Saiyan. However, it was short lived due to the fact that the strain on his body made him unable to fight at full capacity for long, slowly weakening whether he is dealing or receiving damage. Various Saiyans in their Super Saiyan forms. ... Son Goku , Goku in most English versions) is the protagonist who first appears in the Dragon Ball manga created by Akira Toriyama, more popularly followed by an anime series. ...

Mecha Freeza

Physically ruined while caught in the 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. The whole of the lower half of his body and right side of his face are replaced, with scarring and metal accouterments covering what little was left of his organic self. These enhancements allowed him to exceed the limits of power imposed by his fully organic form, though how much more powerful it made him is unknown. However, considering how relatively easy Future Trunks dispatched him, it's safe to say that he was still not up to the level of a Super-Saiyan.


Techniques and special abilities

Bukuu Jutsu (Lighter Than Air Skill)
The ability of flight through Ki manipulation.
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.
Daichiretsuzan (Great Earth Cutting Row)
A powerful, very long and invisible 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 Budokai game series is Death Wave.
Freeza Beam
Freeza's favored killing technique. He extends his right arm and fires a small, bullet-like beam of ki from his index finger, which barrels down and pierces an opponent. Able to be fired exceedingly quickly while maintaining precise aim. Freeza murders both Dende and Vegeta in this fashion, also heavily wounding Piccolo. Called Death Beam in the U.S. releases of recent Dragon Ball Z video games.
Hokaku Kon Dan (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.
Kousengan (Beam Eye)
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. Used by Freeza to enter the hut of the Namekian elder Saichoro while seeking the Dragon Balls and in battle with Goku.
Telekinesis
Freeza can lift or move large objects through the air with his mind. Used by Freeza in his fight with Goku.
Freeza preparing the Tsuibi Kienzan attack.
Tsuibi Kienzan (Following Energy Circle Slicer)
Similar to the normal Kienzan (most commonly used by Kuririn), 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.
Transformation (Henshin)
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.
Yubisaki kara no Shogekiha ("Shockwave Blast From The Finger")
A fairly 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.

A group of Namekians on their home planet. ... This is a list of Namekians who appear in the fictional Dragon Ball manga and anime ( ), including the Dragon Ball Z movies ( ). Following some characters bio are external links that focus on that character. ... The term psychokinesis (from the Greek ψυχή, psyche, meaning mind, soul, or breath; and κίνησις, kinesis, meaning motion; literally movement from the mind)[1][2] or PK, also known as telekinesis[3] (Greek + , literally distant-movement referring to telekinesis) or TK, denotes the paranormal ability of the mind to influence matter, time... Image File history File links Frieza_Kienzan. ... Image File history File links Frieza_Kienzan. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ... Goku redirects here. ...

In popular culture

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Other media

Video games

Toriyama's redesign of Mecha Freeza in Super Dragon Ball Z.

Freeza has been featured in nearly every video game covering Dragon Ball Z and further. Often times, he's both a playable character and boss, though more frequently the latter. He is also usually able to transform into his many different forms, his mecha form being a separate character. Image File history File linksMetadata Redesigned_Freeza-bot. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Redesigned_Freeza-bot. ... Super Dragon Ball Z is a cel-shaded 3D fighting video game, based on the manga and anime Dragon Ball written by Akira Toriyama. ... This article or section should be merged with Player character A playable character is a character in a video game that can be used as the players avatar within the game world. ... Flag Ship from the video game Gorf A boss is a particularly challenging computer-controlled enemy in video games. ...


Freeza appears in the Famicom game (and later Playdia remake) Dragon Ball Z Gaiden: Saiyajin Zetsumetsu Keikaku. Freeza seems to be somehow resurrected, and he and other past villains start attacking Goku and his friends. Once it's revealed these are merely ghost-warriors meant to distract the heroes, however, the false Freeza and his allies are easily dealt with. The Nintendo Entertainment System (U.S., Europe, and Australia) NES redirects here. ... The Bandai Playdia console The Playdia was a video game console released in 1994 by Bandai. ...


In Super Dragon Ball Z, Akira Toriyama had taken Mecha Freeza's original design and slghtly remodeled him specifically for the platform version of the game. Toriyama's design included a mine belt around his waist, an RPG strapped to his back, and razor explosives down the length of his tail. Super Dragon Ball Z is a cel-shaded 3D fighting video game, based on the manga and anime Dragon Ball written by Akira Toriyama. ... Akira Toriyama ) born on 1955-04-05,[2] in Kiyosu, Aichi Prefecture, Japan,[2] is a widely known and acclaimed Japanese manga artist known mostly for his work in the Dragon Ball metaseries, as well as the media franchise of the same name which he began in 1984. ... A rocket propelled grenade (RPG) is a man-portable, shoulder-launched weapon capable of firing an explosive device longer distances than an otherwise unassisted soldier could throw. ...


Notes and references

  1. ^ (January 2003) U.S. Shonen Jump, Issue #1, VIZ Media. 
  2. ^ Vegeta visited Planet Freeza #79 briefly after his defeat on Earth (Dragon Ball #246). At the time, Freeza himself was using that planet as a base, but was absent while making his way to Namek. Not all Freeza-dominated worlds, such as Planet Vegeta, were numbered.
  3. ^ While other beings in Dragon Ball Z transform to increase their power, Freeza transforms to control and contain it. His true form is his fourth form (Dragon Ball #303), 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. (Dragon Ball #296).
  4. ^ Freeza boasts that his fighting strength is "over a million" and he won't be as gentle as he was before (Dragon Ball #296).
  5. ^ Black Cat manga; chapter 6, page 153.

Weekly Shonen Jump, issue 40 (Japanese version) Weekly Shonen Jump (週刊少年ジャンプ Shūkan Shōnen Janpu), with a circulation of over 3 million, is one of the longest-running, weekly manga compilations in Japan. ... A namek or a namekian, is a fictional race in the manga and anime Dragon Ball and its sequels Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT. They are humanoid with slug-like characteristics, including green skin and antennae. ...

External links


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Freeza - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (4226 words)
Freeza is accompanied by his henchmen Zarbon and Dodoria at all times, the two most powerful warriors in his entire army.
Freeza himself is seriously wounded for the first time: Kuririn is able to chop off a portion of his tail using a Kienzan.
Freeza appears in a number of others as either a playable character or a boss in role-playing or action-adventure titles, and has even be utilized as advertising for games such as Super Gokuden in newly produced animation meant to attract Dragon Ball Z fans.
Freeza Saga - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2061 words)
The Freeza Saga or the Frieza Saga is the second major plot arc of the anime Dragon Ball Z (after the Saiyan Saga and before the Garlic Junior Saga).
Freeza easily overtakes and fights Nail with no problem but rushes off to his ship when he realizes that the fight is a trick, leaving Nail for dead.
Freeza, realizes these warriors are getting stronger, is backed into a corner with no choice but to transform into his final and strongest form, at the very least quadrupling his power.
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