Dragon Ball: Every Frieza Transformation

Each transformation of Frieza is distinctive in its own way, with the best Frieza forms causing the Z-Fighters a great deal of trouble over the years.

Over the years, there have been many great bad guys in Dragon Ball, but few, if any, can compare to Frieza. The mysterious emperor is one of the most powerful enemies the Z-Fighters have ever faced. He also has one of the best and most complicated personalities in the series, which has helped make him a fan favorite.

Frieza has changed many times over the years so that he doesn’t get washed away by Dragon Ball’s never-ending waves of powercreep. The evil tyrant has shown no less than seven different forms. Every time Frieza changes, he does something different. The best Frieza forms have given the Z-Fighters a lot of trouble over the years.

Frieza’s First Form

Frieza’s initial form is one of his most known because it introduced fans to the interplanetary supervillain. Even in his debilitated form, Frieza can cause significant harm.

Frieza utilized this form to destroy planet Vegeta and most of the Saiyan race in minutes, using a single finger to produce the Ki. Due to Vegeta’s urging, viewers don’t see him combat in this form on Namek, but he could have handled Vegeta, Krillin, and Gohan without it.

Frieza’s Second Form

Frieza’s second form is his most fearsome of the seven shown in canon Dragon Ball media. His horns grow longer as he transforms, allowing him to utilize them as a weapon.

Frieza uses his second form to gore Krillin and fight Piccolo, who recently fused with Nail. This new Frieza metamorphosis and King Kai’s training assist Piccollo for a while, but another Frieza transformation ends his hopeless resistance.

Frieza’s Third Form

Frieza’s third form is probably his most strange because it looks like the Xenomorph from the Alien movies. The head is longer and the shoulder pads are bigger than in his first two forms, but his face and muscle texture are mostly the same, despite the huge increase in power.

Again, Frieza’s third form doesn’t last very long. The evil dictator quickly changes back when he sees that Gohan and Vegeta are getting stronger as the battle goes on. Still, it’s a useful transformation that gives a decent and more obvious boost in power over the previous form.

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Frieza’s Final Form

Though the term is no longer correct, Frieza’s ultimate form is one of his most iconic. It’s employed throughout his epic battle with Goku on Namek, allowing the wicked supervillain to show why he’s so feared throughout the galaxy. It’s no match for Super Saiyan, but it’s not far behind.

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This form became Frieza’s default after he was wished back to life and the basis for his two most powerful forms. Most people imagine Frieza in this form, not only because it’s often depicted, but also because most of his best moments have occurred in it.

Mecha Frieza

Frieza seems doomed after slicing himself in four with his Death Disc and being smashed by Goku’s energy beam. After the much-maligned Garlic Junior arc, a fully rebuilt Frieza and his father King Cold seek revenge on Goku.

Mecha Frieza is the supervillain’s least stunning form to date, functioning mostly as a story device to introduce a new character. Future Trunks easily overcomes Frieza and his father with his sword.

Golden Frieza

Frieza’s return in Dragon Ball Super was expected given his popularity. Golden Frieza, the interplanetary supervillain, was a surprise. The name is generic, but the revived persona isn’t.

Golden Frieza was at his peak in Dragon Ball Super and the Tournament of Power. Working with the Z-Fighters gave dimension to his life, and his drive for power kept everyone guessing.

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Black Frieza

Black Frieza is the newest and most powerful Frieza transformation, first appearing in the Dragon Ball Super manga’s 87th chapter. At the time of writing, Black Frieza has yet to make his on-screen debut, though Vegeta hinted at the potential of the evil monster becoming more powerful back in 2018 during Dragon Ball Super: Broly.

The renowned Dragon Ball villain transformed after discovering a hyperbolic time chamber and practicing inside it for ten years. His newfound ability allows him to easily defeat a fully-powered up Gas before knocking out both True Ultra Instinct Goku and Ultra Ego Vegeta with an one strike.

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