"Another Super Saiyan?" (フリーザを一刀両断！！もう一人の超サイヤ人 Furīza o Ittō Ryōdan!! Mō Hitori no Sūpā Saiya-jin, lit. "Freeza Halved By a Single Blow!! Another Super Saiyan") is the third episode of the Trunks Saga and the one hundred twentieth overall episode in the uncut Dragon Ball Z series. This episode first aired in Japan on December 11, 1991. Its original American airdate was September 6, 2000.
The mysterious youth confronts Frieza, King Cold and their soldiers. Frieza and King Cold laugh thinking the stranger will be no trouble at all. The soldiers attack the stranger but get sliced up by his sword. More soldiers charge at the boy but they are easily handled. One of the soldiers survives the attack and starts backing away in fear.
Frieza responds by coldly calling him a coward and, as the soldier begs for his commander's mercy, Frieza impales him with his hand, thus killing him. The stranger announces that he knows Goku, and also that he is a Super Saiyan himself. Frieza and King Cold initially express shock, but then Frieza laughs it off, thinking the boy was bluffing. Undaunted, the boy then simply starts to power up and transform, with Frieza realizing with fear and denial the boy was indeed not bluffing about his claim. He transforms into a Super Saiyan as Frieza looks on and trembles with fear. The Dragon Team wonder if it is Goku they are sensing, although Vegeta secretly realized that it couldn't have been Goku due to his gaining a power increase at such a speed that he reasoned to be impossible even for a Super Saiyan.
Frieza tries 4 times to defeat the stranger, each time proving that his attempts are futile. He fires a Supernova at the stranger with ten times the amount of power of the Death Ball that he used to destroy Namek. The stranger catches it without trouble. At the youth's mocking, Frieza detonates the Supernova. Thinking the stranger is dead, King Cold briefly mocks Frieza for taking four attacks to kill the boy, with Frieza protesting that he was just warming up. However, the man calls out to Frieza, firing off a Burning Attack.
The two tyrants narrowly avoid the attack with Frieza taking to the air, but as Frieza suddenly becomes aware of the nearness of the mysterious youth, the youth slices Frieza vertically in half. King Cold stares in shock while Frieza reaches his end.
- Frieza is killed by Future Trunks.
- Future Trunks vs. Frieza Soldiers
- Future Trunks (Super Saiyan) vs. Mecha Frieza
Bruce Faulconer tracks
- "Destruction (soundtrack)" - When Future Trunks transforms into a Super Saiyan in front of Mecha Frieza.
- "Trunks Powerup" - When Future Trunks transforms into a Super Saiyan.
- "Dead Zone (soundtrack)" - When Frieza begins charging his Supernova.
- "Future Trunks (soundtrack)" - When Future Trunks fires his Burning Attack at Mecha Frieza.
Differences from the manga
- A Frieza soldier retreating away from Future Trunks only to be killed by Frieza is exclusive to the anime.
- Gohan, Krillin, Chiaotzu and Puar sharing a "final" laugh after Vegeta accuses Bulma of being stupid, only for Yamcha to attempt to defend her but make matters worse is exclusive to the anime.
- In the manga, Future Trunks kills Frieza in swift fashion. In the anime, Frieza attacks Future Trunks multiple times and only after proving futile each time, does Future Trunks kill Frieza.
- Frieza's exact reasons for killing his sole surviving soldier varied between versions. In the Japanese dub, it was simply because his henchman was in his way and the tyrant simply wished to deal with the boy personally without any obstacles, while in the English dub, he executed him for showing signs of fear towards Trunks.
- The mysterious youth's drawing Frieza's attention before using the Burning Attack on him varied between versions. In the Japanese version, He declares the name of the attack at a loud enough volume that Frieza heard him. In the English dub, he instead calls out Frieza by name, causing Frieza to notice just in time to narrowly dodge the attack. Similarly, Frieza's reaction to the attack just before being literally cut down varied. In the Japanese version, he smugly mocked the boy for trying and missing a sneak attack. In the English dub, he was infuriated with the youth and began to threaten retribution to the boy once he got a hold of him, but ended up interrupted when he realized too late that he was right above him and about to slice him in half.
- In the English version, Yamcha counters Vegeta calling Bulma dumb by saying she is pretty smart for a girl, making her angry at him. In the Japanese version Yamcha says you can not call Bulma dumb as she is a genius who just also happens to be nosey and bossy. When Bulma grabs him by the ear, Yamcha then says "See what I mean."
- The energy orb that Frieza uses in an attempt to destroy Earth is similar to the one he used on Planet Vegeta.
- A scene is edited out in the edited version where the soldier backing away from Future Trunks is impaled by Frieza with his hand, leaving many viewers of edited dubs confused as to what happens to him. Dragon Ball Z Kai removes this scene. However, the soldier can still be seen dead on the ground with a big bloody hole through his body.
- This is the second episode in which we see a character willfully transform into a Super Saiyan, after Pathos of Frieza. Up until that point, the transformation was portrayed as either a legend or an uncontrollable state fueled by rage. It would later be explained, both in The History of Trunks and the Androids Saga, that the ascension to Super Saiyan requires a combination of raw power and emotional need.
- Although the edited version has no problem showing Frieza being chopped horizontally in half by his own energy disk, it never shows Frieza after he has been chopped vertically in half by Future Trunks (though we can tell from the way it shows Frieza's view splitting in two), except in flashbacks during the Androids and Imperfect Cell Sagas.
- This is the last episode in Dragon Ball Z where a scouter is used.
- This is the only full episode where the American music is available from start to finish on one of Bruce Faulconer's albums.
- The music "Frieza's Death", originally created for this episode, did not make the final cut, though the track was later used in the series, particularly in the episodes "A Hero's Farewell" and "Spirit Bomb Triumphant". Composer Bruce Faulconer stated that the reason for the cut was that the music was too heroic, and at this time we are not sure if Future Trunks is on the same side as the Z Fighters, so it was too much of a giveaway. This was also the reason why Destruction was used when Future Trunks became a Super Saiyan.
- One member of King Cold's soldiers looks similar to Jeice.
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