transformations bring in the idea that when a
character becomes too powerful, their current physical
form is nothing more but a limitation holding them back.
In order to not only obtain, but contain
this new-found power, the character must totally transform
their physical body. In Freeza's case, he will go through
a series of transformations that increase his over-all
body size, and then end with a form that is just as tiny
as his original form! Remember... size isn't everything!
Oooh ho ho ho!
the Japanese wording for Freeza's forms are taken from
the fourth daizenshuu.
1st-FORM ("furîza dai 1 [ ichi ] keitai")
his first form, Freeza generally confines himself
to his hover chair and sends his henchmen to do
all of the dirty work (namely collecting Dragon
Balls). Freeza also wears a similar form of upper-body
armor as seen worn on the likes of Vegeta, Zarbon,
Dodoria, and the others. Freeza appears to be
very small in height, which is shown to be true
in the rare occasions that he emerges from his
really isn't much more to say about Freeza's first
form; he tends to just sit around and bark orders,
not really showing much. His tail is relatively
thick in width, able to crack the ground when
slammed. His "helmet"-type head has
two horns that protrude in near 45 degree angles.
Freeza decides that he will transform and show
off his further stages, though, when prompted
by Vegeta... and so it begins...
Episode 45; Manga Chapter 247
Merely but a glimpse into the future
horrors, Freeza prefers to sit in his hover
chair and bark orders at his henchmen.
2nd-FORM ("furîza dai 2 [ ni ] keitai")
second form is an almost complete opposite of his
first form, in terms of general physical structure.
The two horns on his head now protrude straight
out to the sides, and then sharply both turn directly
up into the air. Freeza's muscle tone is exponentially
increased, which can be clearly seen on his chest
and stomach areas.
raw strength and speed also increase while in this
form. Piccolo, after merging with Nail, appears
to be at a near fighting stand-still with Freeza
in his second form.
people confuse Freeza in his second form with King
Cold (in his only form that the viewers ever see).
Perhaps King Cold remains in a second-form, or perhaps
King Cold is what an older, adult first-form looks
like... we'll never know!
Episode 77; Manga Chapter 296
Increasing in strength, speed, and
size, Freeza's second form seems to be simply
a larger version of his first form.
3rd-FORM ("furîza dai 3 [ san ] keitai")
Freeza decides that he must transform into his
third form, he states that no-one has ever seen
this form before (which leads us, as the viewers,
to realize that Freeza, even only in his second
form, has been more than enough to trample over
any fighter he has since come across in the universe).
The third form is the strangest of the bunch,
but also helps set up an amazing contrast that
will lead into Freeza's fourth (and final) form.
this form, Freeza's neck elongates causing his
face to somewhat shift around. His nose almost
completely disappears, somewhat merging with his
mouth. The back of his head shoots back and grows
another set of horns, all of which slightly curve
into the air, now. The weight of Freeza's larger
head and horns must be somewhat large, as he appears
to hunch over himself slightly, even when standing
up straight. Despite Freeza's speed being more
than enough to make play of Piccolo, he becomes
fearful of the densetsu no sûpâ
saiya-jin ("Legendary Super Saiyan"),
even if he will not admit to it. Rather than take
any chances, Freeza begins to almost immediately
transform into his final form.
Episode 83; Manga Chapter 302
Much different than his first two
forms, Freeza's third form has apparently
never been seen by anyone! Strength and speed
increase yet again, while the physical form
mutates into something completely different.
Only staying in this form for a very small
amount of time, Freeza would rather not risk
the chance and transform, yet again.
FINAL-FORM ("furîza saishû keitai")
to convince himself that he is not afraid of a
Legendary Super Saiyan appearing, Freeza takes
no risks and transforms for a third time into
his fourth and final (sorta) form. As set up by
the previous form, the contrast from his third
form is incredible. Rather than continuing to
increase in size, Freeza turns back into a short,
lizard-like, almost harmless looking creature.
He will soon show, though, the horrors of this
is the "helmet"-like head, which may
have actually retreated back into his body; a
purple area now takes its place, and does the
same on his shoulders and chest, as well. The
strange thick lines of orange color and stripes
are gone from his face, which is now a smooth,
not quite a transformation, Freeza can further
adjust his body in this form. While fighting Super
Saiyan Goku, Freeza discovers he needs to raise
his power to a full 100%. Rather than going through
a complete transformation, Freeza bulks up his
body, increasing his muscle size and over-all
body size, as well. Despite reaching his 100%
power, Freeza is still no match for Super Saiyan
Goku, and is ultimately defeated. But
he's not quite dead, yet... !
Episode 84; Manga Chapter 304
Freeza reaches his final normal stage
and transformation, reverting back to a smaller,
more lizard-like form. He is able to bulk-up
his body to achieve 100% power, but finds
himself much less of a match than he thought
he was for Super Saiyan Goku.
remains are found in space by his father, King
Cold. Freeza is brought aboard the spaceship and
is rebuilt into a new "mecha"-like cybernetic
form. The entire bottom half of Freeza's body
(not to mention the right side of his face!) had
to be rebuilt, along with various other parts
of his entire body. Freeza and King Cold return
to Earth seeking revenge on Goku, the Super Saiyan.
When Freeza finds that Goku has not yet returned,
he instead turns his attention on killing everyone
else! Ultimately, Trunks appears and kills Freeza
do not know if Freeza's strength and/or speed
has improved much, due to Trunks making such short
work of him. Freeza is most likely at least as
strong as he was, previously... probably much
more so due to his cybernetic enhancements.
Episode 118; Manga Chapter 329
Upon his arrival to Earth, we discover
that Freeza has not been killed, but has instead
been "reborn" (in a sense) into
a new cybernetic body. Of course, he will
promptly be killed by Trunks, but not before
looking pretty bad-ass!
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