Freeza (or Frieza), is one of the most popular villains in the Dragon Ball series.
During the Tournament of Power, Frieza was chosen to be a member of Team Universe 7, which consists of the strongest warriors in Universe 7. He is the Emperor of Universe 7, serving as Beerus’s Agent of Destruction.
Frieza also recently made an appearance in the Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero film, where Goku explains why they’re all on Beerus’s planet. The only way to keep Broly safe from Frieza is Beerus, Universe 7’s the God of Destruction.
After the controversy surrounding Gohan’s new beast form in DBS: Super Hero, fans have been forced to re-evaluate the Dragon Ball power scale, concerning not just current power, but latent potential.
We know Frieza is an inhumanly powerful, but where exactly does he stand now, especially given the most recent DBS manga chapter?
How Strong is Frieza? Black Frieza Explained:
According to chapter 87 of the Dragon Ball Super manga, the new form, Black Frieza, makes Frieza the strongest being in Universe 7. He effortlessly kills Gas and Elec, and surpasses Mastered/True Ultra Instinct Goku and Ultra Ego Vegeta, the strongest forms till date.
The chapter title, The Universe’s Strongest Appears, refers to Frieza.
Black Frieza is a form Frieza was able to obtain after a full decade of training – which he was able to complete within 10 days. Frieza had apparently found a hyperbolic time chamber in one of the planets he had conquered, which he used to boost his training.
Goku, Vegeta, Granolah, Gas, and Elec had been waging battle after battle on Planet Cereal, when Frieza arrives. In Black Frieza form, Frieza casually runs his hand through Gas’s gut, even though the latter was in Heeter’s transformation form.
Next, Frieza calls Elec the weakest in his family, and when Elec tries to attack him, Frieza quite simply obliterates him.
As if this wasn’t enough, Black Frieza, who had just defeated Gas, the ex-strongest in the universe, turns his attention to our favorite Saiyans.
He straightaway deploys a single punch to destroy MUI Goku and UE Vegeta, which are their ultimate forms.
Basically, Black Frieza is so savage that he simply cruises to a planet, solo’s the strongest characters in their strongest forms, and then hops out.
Frieza, even with Black Frieza, is not stronger than Beerus. Frieza might be the new strongest creature in the universe, but he’s still a mortal and cannot destroy a god.
Is Frieza stronger than Beerus?
Although Frieza could crush Planet Vegeta, the planet of the Saiyans, he did so on Beerus’s authority. Beerus is the guy – or well, cat – who can slice a planet into half with just the tip of his nail.
Since Black Frieza was revealed, Beerus and Whis were pulled into the “who’s stronger” debate pretty quickly, but it’s apparent that beings like Beerus and Whis are a level apart.
Still, even though Frieza isn’t as strong as Beerus, he’s still more powerful than everyone else, including Goku, Vegeta, and Gohan.
Does Frieza have the highest Potential? Does Frieza have more Combat Potential than Gohan?
Frieza has the highest potential in Dragon Ball canon. Even though Gohan’s potential is more than even Goku and Vegeta, Frieza’s potential is absurd. Without a day of training, he was able to wipe out planets and force Goku into Super Saiyan.
Some people think Frieza’s potential is merely plot armor that is frequently retconned to serve the story. But Frieza’s potential is much more than that.
Gohan, who has often been hyped as having limitless potential, needs to train in order to unlock the entirety of it.
In DBS: Super Hero, Gohan’s strongest form, Gohan Beast, is awakened through the emotional trigger of Piccolo getting injured; through it he easily defeats Cell Max. But despite this, as I’ve mentioned in my previous article, Gohan Beast cannot defeat UI Goku or UE Vegeta.
Black Frieza on the other hand, outright beat MUI Goku and UE Vegeta with one punch.
Still, just because Frieza is stronger than Gohan currently doesn’t automatically mean that Frieza has more potential.
But the fact that Frieza is a powerful anomaly in his race and has mad jumps in power levels with the most minimal training makes Frieza the character with the most combat potential, higher than Gohan.
1. Frieza’s Forms Pre-Training:
Frieza has 7 forms to date, including the most recent Black Frieza.
Before Golden Frieza form, he hadn’t trained at all. And yet, his first 5 forms saw him go toe-to-toe with the likes of Goku, Vegeta, Jiren, Kale, Top, Dyspo, Piccolo, Majin Buu, and Androids 17 and 18.
In his first form, Friza could easily kill King Vegeta and destroy his planet, including the entire Saiyan race. Can you imagine Gohan doing anything like this?
In his third form, he dominates Piccolo, Gohan’s teacher and mentor, the one who has taught Gohan everything he knows.
In his fourth/final form at 70% power, he fights Super Saiyan Goku and at 100% nearly kills him.
2. Frieza’s Forms Post-Training:
After his resurrection, Frieza obtains Mecha Frieza but is defeated by Super Saiyan Future Trunks.
This is when he finally decides to train. Frieza trains just for 4 months. Despite his minimal training, his base form threatens Gohan so much that it makes him openly worry about it. Frieza in first form defeats Super Saiyan Gohan and one-shots Piccolo.
Frieza’s post-training final form lets him go at par with Super Saiyan God Goku. Not just that, he was able to also supress some of Beerus’s movements.
When Frieza sees Goku power up to Super Saiyan Blue, he transforms into Golden Frieza. For the first time in his life, Frieza had trained hard to match Goku’s new abilities. He is actually able to pull a draw in his True Golden Frieza form with Super Saiyan Blue Goku.
Goku himself said that Frieza could have killed him instantly had he gotten serious and Vegeta too was hesitant about going up against him.
Just the fact that Frieza, with a few months of training, was able to go from SSJ Goku to SSJB Goku is incredible. Remember that SSJB Goku was meant to be the strongest person we’d seen.
This giant of a leap in power indicates that Frieza’s potential is truly the pinnacle. Frieza says:
I wonder what would happen if I were to train and draw out all of my potential latent ability…Frieza
After 10-years-worth of training, Frieza is able to slip into Black Frieza, a form that can not only outclass MUI Goku, but literally kill the likes of Elec and Gas.
Think of it this way: Frieza was able to reach SSB Goku in the matter of 4 months, which Gohan, despite spending his childhood training with Piccolo, only just reached there with Beast Gohan. With 10 years of training, Frieza has surpassed all limits, blowing through MUI Goku with a single attack.
So, you can continue saying that Gohan’s potential is limitless, but until this is shown to us in actions, it will just remain a theory.
What Race is Frieza? Is it Stronger than the Saiyans?
Frieza comes from a race referred to as the Frost Demons or the Changelings. Not much is known about Frieza’s race other than the fact that Frieza and his father, King Cold, are mutations of the species.
Frieza’s race doesn’t seem to be stronger than the Saiyans but Frieza is.
Frieza is the exception among his race, making him vastly stronger than any other member of his race. He has innately broken abilities and talent, but we don’t know whether anyone else in his species does.
Saiyans on the other hand, are known to be crazy strong; in fact, Frieza had heard of the Super Saiyan legends which is why he wanted to include them into his Frieza Force.
The Frieza race cannot receive Zenkai boosts like the Saiyans or the Saiyan hybrids, and yet Frieza blasted two of the strongest Saiyans.
Some people think Frieza is strong because of his race but this is not true. Freiza is strong despite his race. He is a mutant prodigy with an abnormally skyrocketing power level, which means his combat potential levels too are unknowable and unreachable.
About Dragon Ball
Dragon Ball, Akira Toriyama’s brainchild, came into existence in 1984. It has spawned several manga, anime, films, and other media adaptations.
The initial series follows Son Goku and his adventures when he was a child. It is here that we are first introduced to Goku as he meets Bulma, Yamcha, and others.
He trains in martial arts and participates in the World Martial Arts Championship for the first time in this series.