• Frieza’s first form has the power to destroy entire planets, showcasing his immense strength even in his weakest state.
  • Frieza’s second form is the most intimidating with its increased size, speed, and strength, making him a formidable opponent.
  • Frieza’s final form is his most iconic appearance, responsible for memorable moments such as Goku’s transformation into a Super Saiyan and the destruction of the Z-Fighters on Namek.

Ever since his introduction to the Dragon Ball franchise in the Namek Saga, Frieza has been a villain that quickly won the hearts of everyone. However, this wasn’t because he was a tragic or nuanced villain with layers to his story, rather, it was his pure bloodlust, tyrannical nature and engaging personality that endeared him so much to fans of the series. Frieza serves as the opposite of everything that the heroes stand for and is the perfect antagonist for Goku and Vegeta.

More than this, he has also proven himself to get stronger as time goes on. Dragon Ball’s Namek Saga introduced fans to all of his transformations, capping off with his original form which fought Goku in the most iconic moment in anime/manga history, where the hero went Super Saiyan for the first time. So, in this article, let’s break down all the forms of the Galactic Tyrant and explain why they’re each so powerful in their own right!


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Frieza’s First Form Can Destroy Entire Planets


Frieza’s second most popular form is the very first one he was ever seen in, which served as fans’ official introduction to the villain. This transformation is used by the Galactic Tyrant to conserve energy, but even then, the power it holds is staggering. It was in this form that Frieza was given control of the entire empire by his father.

Despite Frieza being in his weakest form, he was able to conjure up a ball of Ki that destroyed the entirety of Planet Vegeta and with it, all the Saiyans as well, something that remains a feat of power that is incredible to think about even to this day. Even though this form never fought on Namek, it’s easy to assume he may have dealt considerable damage to Vegeta, Gohan and Krillin.

The Second Form is the Most Intimidating of them All

Frieza's Second Form

Out of all of Frieza’s transformations, his second form is by far the most intimidating. This is because once the villain transforms, he grows considerably taller and broader, making his muscle mass swell with the transformation. This bulkier appearance is made far more imposing when his horns grow longer and now point upwards, providing a far more devilish and demonic visage to the tyrant.

This is the form that Frieza’s father, King Cold, was in by default and it is clear to understand why. More than the physical change, this form is faster and stronger than the first, as he was seen to effortlessly stab Krillin with his horn, as well as taking on a much more powerful version of Piccolo, who had fused with Nail and trained with King Kai. Though he couldn’t defeat the Namekian, he still fought him on equal footing.

Frieza’s Third Form is a Grotesque Abomination


Straight out of the Alien franchise, Frieza’s third form is very different from his others. Where the second form of Frieza stands as an imposing monster not to be trifled with, the third form is terrifying to behold, perverting and twisting the image of Frieza into something grotesque and scary. The elongated head and the significantly larger shoulders sell the look of this form as being more alien than anything else.

However, Frieza’s third form is one that doesn’t see too much time in the limelight. Seeing how Vegeta and Gohan are increasing in power during their fight, he chooses not to risk it and just transforms into his final form. Still, this was a significant boost in power compared to the previous transformation, as he was able to put down Piccolo, which Frieza’s second form was having some trouble with.

The Final Form is Frieza’s True Appearance

Roar of Resentment Frieza

Whenever fans think of this villain, this is the transformation that their minds directly jump to. This is because this is the most iconic state of the character, being the one that utterly destroys the Z-Fighters on Namek and fights Goku, while also being the one who kills Krillin. This action leads to the most iconic moment in all of anime/manga, where Goku transforms into a Super Saiyan. Had it not been for Frieza’s power, the world would never have known the might of Super Saiyan Goku.

He further strengthens this form after unlocking 100% of his latent power, but is still not as powerful as the Saiyan he hopes to destroy. Ever since the Namek Saga, Frieza has always been depicted in this form and some of his most memorable moments have been undertaken while in this state. In Dragon Ball Super, Frieza has used this form as the base for his 2 most powerful transformations.


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Even though his fate at the hands of Super Saiyan Goku seemed decisive, Frieza somehow survived the clash. As a result, he was found by his father and put back together with many cybernetic enhancements that made him function more like an android than a Frost Demon. Though he was likely around the same power as his final form on Namek, his invasion of Earth proved to be a mistake, as Future Trunks came and swiftly obliterated him.

Frieza Makes a Monumental Return With His Golden Form

Angel Golden Frieza

Golden Frieza marked Frieza’s official introduction to Dragon Ball Super’s power scaling. Despite his final form not really being a match for even Super Saiyan 1 Goku, Frieza always had the potential to leave all other characters in the dust, but he could never access it due to his refusal to train. However, after his resurrection, Frieza trained for a mere 4 months and gained access to a form that rivals Super Saiyan Blue.

Golden Frieza was the villain’s default state throughout Super and he used it against Goku and Vegeta, as well as in the Tournament of Power. Though the form was new, the character was the same one fans had always loved as his new power brought him to the level of the Gods, but his true loyalty was always to himself and kept fans guessing at his true allegiances, even in the Tournament.

Black Frieza May Surpass Beerus

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Frieza’s most powerful form is one that still largely remains a mystery to fans. This is because it was only introduced in the closing moments of the Granolah arc, but was shown to be powerful enough to make very little work of Goku and Vegeta’s ultimate transformations, defeating Ultra Instinct and Ultra Ego with just a single punch. Frieza achieved this form after training in a Room of Spirit and Time for an equivalent of 10 years.

Many in the community believe that Frieza may now be on the same level as Beerus, or even may have surpassed him. Though not much is known about this form yet, Super’s next arc seems to be heading towards a final confrontation between the Saiyans and the Galactic Tyrant to see whose power comes out on top!

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