"Freeza Victorious?!!" (笑うフリーザ Warau Furīza, lit. "Freeza Laughs") is the eighty third chapter of Dragon Ball Z and the two hundred seventy-seventh overall chapter of the Dragon Ball manga.
The chapter opens with Recoome telling a beaten-down Vegeta that his end is near. Krillin tells Gohan that they need to attack, since Vegeta does not have enough strength to dodge. Recoome attacks with a Recoome Eraser Gun, and Krillin and Gohan jump into action. Before the blast can hit Vegeta, Gohan swoops in and pushes him out of its path, while Krillin kicks the unsuspecting Recoome in the head. When explosion from the blast clears, Vegeta angrily tells Gohan to get out of his way and that he did not ask for his help. He also says that Gohan should have attacked Recoome instead, and that his sentimentality makes him wretch.
Recoome quickly recovers as well, though he reveals that Krillin has knocked out several of his teeth, making him angry. He asks Burter and Jeice to let him take out Krillin and Gohan as well. The pair reluctantly agree in exchange for chocolate parfaits later on. Recoome sends Krillin flying with a kick, and once he lands the dejected warrior claims that it is all over. Meanwhile, Nail decides to return to help Guru rather than aid Krillin and Gohan as Guru had ordered.
Gohan attacks Recoome with a Ki Blast, but Recoome easily blows it back at him. Gohan dodges, but Recoome appears next to him and hits him. Back at Frieza's Spaceship, Captain Ginyu has brought Frieza all seven Dragon Balls. Frieza is overjoyed that he will finally obtain eternal life. Ginyu offers to perform the Dance of Joy, but Frieza declines. Frieza prepares to use the Dragon Balls, and a battered Gohan calls out for his father.