The Frieza Race (フリーザ種族 Furīza shuzoku) is the mysterious race that Frieza, King Cold, Cooler, Frost, Chilled, and Kuriza belong to. The race is first introduced in the series in the Namek Saga of Dragon Ball Z.
Not much is known of their origins, as their home planet is never seen. All known members of this race in Universe 7 in the manga and anime have been from a solitary family line, Frieza's family. Among their race, some members of Frieza's family are abnormally strong mutants with an abnormal level of cruelty. With the exception to Cooler and Kuriza, their naming structure is derived from things related to low temperature. Most of Frieza's family are employed in high status positions under a massive Frieza Force, which they also run. They also pride themselves as being the strongest race in the cosmos, though none of them possess the same level of power and cruelty as Frieza and King Cold, as they are both mutant members of the species.
As they gain power, they create for themselves new forms to disguise their actual power levels from opponents and allies alike. Transforming up into their next form greatly increases their power level, leading to the idea that the forms work like buffer zones to hold in such intense levels of energy; Frieza states that he transforms to keep himself under control with his power. The buffer zones, along with policies of Frieza's empire such as wiping out even races working under him if he views them as a threat and viewing mercy as only a means to get oneself killed, all hint at an untrusting civilization or an inherent untrusting nature within this race. However, there are some members of the Frieza Clan who are capable of having compassion to the weak and, to a certain extent, mercy and patience. This is especially prevalent in the actions of the Frieza Clan Hero Froze, who ignores a Toad boy who fearlessly throws a rock at him due to thinking that he is Frieza himself, although he can be seen slightly affronted, the Hero class member later comes to the defense of the same Toad boy when he is attacked by Wings.
These positive traits are also demonstrated by several Frieza Race Time Patrollers such as Jierra in Xenoverse 2, who reveals his dislike for the evil personality of Frieza Clan ancestor Chilled, when mentioning a mission to make sure Chilled survived his battle with Super Saiyan Bardock to pass on knowledge of the Super Saiyans to his descendants and even states he had hold himself back from killing Chilled himself, instead of focusing on fighting Bardock to ensure Chilled would survive the battle allowing him to pass on said knowledge before dying from his injuries. Jierra also mentions feeling crummy about having to rekindle the internal conflict on Planet Sadala to ensure the planet's destruction after a history change allowed the Saiyans of Universe 7 to continue living there in peace.
The home world of this species is unknown. They are shown to own many planets and mostly reside in spaceships, traveling between the worlds their organizations are currently operating on. Frieza is said to own at least 448 planets, and his brother at least 256 planets.
During the fight between Frieza and Goku, Frieza talks to Goku in his native language briefly, saying "Let's get down to business." However, this only occurred in the original Funimation dub of Dragon Ball Z and the Japanese original never mentioned a native language.
Most members of Frieza's race have red pupils and bodies covered in white, keratinous exoskeletons. They also have reptilian features such as a long tails, three talon-like toes, spikes, and horns. They are adorned with colored gem plates on the head, torso, ankles, wrists, and shoulders. They are also venomous, with some individuals possessing toxic stingers on their wrists. Members of Frieza's race can possess hair, though this is uncommon.
Throughout the universe it is not common knowledge to know if Frieza's race possess genders, though Frieza is mentioned to have a mother in the English anime and video games. It was said by Akira Toriyama that Frieza was born from Cold alone, implying females of their race don't exist. The Dragon Ball Collectible Card Game also notably refers to Frieza, Cooler, and Cold as being "Males" while it lists no-sex races like Namekians as not having genders. In Dragon Ball Xenoverse, while choosing the race of the Future Warrior custom character, Frieza's race is available with only one gender, the Galactic Patrolman Jaco is also unaware of whether or not Frieza's race possess genders, and in Xenoverse 2, it is heavily implied by one Frieza Race NPC that the race only has one gender. Akira Toriyama also mentioned in an interview that Frieza "was born of King Cold alone", although the interviewer noted that it was ambiguous as to what Toriyama meant by that.
In the Xenoverse series, it is revealed that they can grow their own clothing and biological armor called Bio Suits.
In Dragon Ball Fusions, they are classified as part of the Alien race which includes several alien races. Besides Frieza, Cooler, and Frost at least two Aliens; Tumeric and Bekkon appear to be tailless members of the Frieza Race. Another named Shabbet resembles Golden Cooler with a forehead red gem though he has a Saiyan-like tail. Another named Calao is elderly and has has a normal Frieza Race tail but also has humanoid ears. Regardless of their selected race or gender Tekka can wear the Frieza Suit, Golden Frieza Suit, Cooler Suit, Metal Cooler Suit, and Frost Suit based on said Frieza Race member's Bio Suits as clothing once said character has been recruited.
While Frieza's race is powerful, the most powerful individuals are Frieza and King Cold thanks to being mutants. Frieza and King Cold seem to in fact be a part of a hybrid species that came into existence as a result of an accidental spontaneous mutation that first appeared "in our grandfather's time.
In the Xenoverse series, several Frieza Race Time Patrollers state that their mutation is also responsible for their evil nature and sadistic personalities. Cooler is also considered a mutant like his father and brother in Xenoverse 2 which makes sense given his father and brother are mutants. Cooler is depicted as being just as evil as his father and brother though apparently wasn't born with the same level of power as them and it is suggested he had to train to keep up with his younger brother, a noted prodigy.
Not all evil Frieza Race members are mutants as Frost is evil in the anime, yet is not known to be a mutant. However Frost originally manipulated public perception to seem benevolent before he was exposed during the Tournament of Destroyers. It is unknown if Frost's evil nature is common among the Frieza Race in Universe 6 or not. However in the manga Frost is not inherently evil and utilized his poison stingers reflexively and didn't consider them a weapon, even fighting Vegeta fairly after their previous use was discovered to be in violation. Piccolo however noted that Frost might become more like Frieza overtime. This was somewhat proven when he later teamed up with Frieza who's power he respected. However while he looked up to Frieza, Frost was genuinely shocked and hurt after being betrayed by Frieza and did not attempt retaliation like he did in the anime where he was more angry that Frieza managed to deceive him. This indicates that non-mutants are capable of becoming evil without said mutation.
Cooler and his nephew Kuriza are normally considered non-mutant members of the Frieza Clan indicating the mutantion is selective as both had a mutant father yet did not inherit it. While Kuriza is not evil like the rest of his family, Cooler's evil nature could have developed response to King Cold's harsh parenting along with Frieza's own cruelty and power which have been known to have a corruping effect on others such as Vegeta during his childhood and early adulthood, Tagoma in the anime, and Frost in the manga. Kuriza's lack of evil is likely do to his young age and/or lack of mutation. It is also unclear as to what Kuriza's relationship with his father is like and if fatherhood has had any change on Frieza's character as he tends to care only about himself and simply tolerated his family out of familial respect though would have no problem killing them if the opportunity presented itself. However fatherhood is unlikely to change Frieza as King Cold barely even grieved Frieza's death at the hands of Future Trunks who King Cold even offered to adopt to have the young Super Saiyan effectively replace Frieza as his son showing how much Cold actually cared about the son he favored (according to Cooler).
Some members of Frieza's race possess an ability to survive horrific injures and still live/function. Cooler's brain was able to be assimilated by the Big Gete Star after he was pushed into the Sun, despite there being nothing left of him but an eye and a fragment of brain tissue, Frieza survived being vivisected by his Death Saucer, and Mecha Frieza even lived after being vertically sliced in two (as his vision was cut in two as a result) before being cut to pieces by Future Trunks' Shining Sword Attack only dying after these pieces were obliterated by the technique's finishing blast. However, this leaves them in critical condition unable to move and unable to heal themselves naturally requiring technology like Cosmic Suits, synthetic modification, or a Medical Machine to heal themselves. In some cases a Ki Transfer may also revive them somewhat depending on the nature of said injury, like how Frieza was able to Levitate and attack Goku with his Last Emperor, after receiving a Ki Transfer from Super Saiyan Goku, after he cut himself in two. Some members, such as Frieza, are able to heal themselves via Transformation; when he transformed into his final form, he regenerated his tail, which had previously been cut off by Krillin's Destructo Disc. After transforming into his 3rd form the bleeding from his tail stop though it was not completely healed until Frieza transformed into his Final Form. This process can also apparently work in reverse as after Mecha Frieza was revived in pieces by a wish to Shenron and those pieces were placed inside a Medical Machine, Frieza was completely restored after reverting from his synthetically modified Final Form back to his 1st form though it is heavily implied that this was assisted by the advanced medical machine technology as Mecha Frieza's attempts to pull the pieces of himself together with telekinesis failed. Even partial members like Cell benefited from this ability which was further augmented by his Namekian ability of Regeneration and Saiyan power.
It is unlikely that every member of Frieza's race possesses this suitability trait, as King Cold died from a blast to the chest (in the manga, in the anime he was still conscious), and Chilled died from a full power energy wave which caused him to die from the injuries his body sustained from it.
They are among the strongest races in space, and King Cold was their leader until his death according to Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3, though according to Xenoverse Frieza is the race's supreme leader while in Dragon Ball Fusions it is suggested King Cold passed control over to Frieza and was supreme leader before turning it over to Frieza. In Xenoverse, when playing as a Frieza Race Future Warrior and training under Frieza, he mentions that they are some of the few survivors of their race, suggesting that something happened which wiped out most of them. In Xenoverse 2, the Frieza Clan has a rule that the strongest among them rules indicating that Frieza a prodigy among his race and clan had gained it due to being recognized as the strongest which may explain his rivalry with Cooler whom apparently seeks to one day usurp his brother's position while King Cold is content allowing either of his sons to rule as long as they maintain their family's reputation and respect him as their father. All the members of the race shown in the Dragon Ball manga and its Dragon Ball Z anime adaptation are part of a same galactic overlord family and collectively run a group known as the Planet Trade Organization. They hire and/or enslave many other species (most notable the Saiyans) to eradicate a planet's populace, and then sell the planet to the highest bidder. It is unsure for how long this race had been in control of their empire, but was at least before the Saiyans arrived on Planet Plant in Age 550.
Their dominance officially ended with the deaths of the Royal Family. Both King Cold and Frieza met their final ends at the hands of Future Trunks in Age 764, and Cooler by Goku a short time later. However, when Frieza was revived in Age 779, his dominate was short lived and was defeated by Goku. Finally, Frieza was resurrected a second time in Age 780 by Whis for helping Universe 7 win the Tournament of Power. In Nekomajin, it is shown Frieza eventually had a son of his own named Kuriza though it is unclear if his existence is canon due to Nekomajin being a gag manga and self-parody of Dragon Ball by Akira Toriyama.
Dragon Ball Online
By Age 820, the remnants of the Frieza Force are lead by the surviving members of Frieza's Honor Guard who are unaware of Frieza's resurrections believing he and Cold were killed on Earth by the World Martial Arts Champion Mr. Satan. It is unclear what actually happened to Frieza and Kuriza after the events of Nekomajin though presumably they died or were killed at some point and no surviving member of the Frieza Clan or their race was able to take over control of the Frieza Force though they remained loyal to their fallen leader seeking to conquer Earth where he failed. After Mr. Satan's death in Age 820, the Frieza Force remnants invaded Earth coming into conflict with the Majin, Earth's Military, Kikoukenjutsu Sword School, and the surviving members of the Dragon Team who managed to fight off the invasion, though the Frieza Force maintained a presence on Earth which was keep in check by the Earth's growing population of Martial Artists due to Gohan's Groundbreaking Science revealing the existence of ki to the general population, Trunks and Goten's Kikoukenjutsu Sword School which fought against the invaders, Krillin's refoundation of the Turtle School as the New Turtle School, Tien's expansion of the Tien-Shin Style Dojo into the New Crane School, as well as the development of the Pan Fighting Network, along with the Dragon Team's use of ki while fighting the Frieza Force in Saiyaman-like costumes to hide their identities, while the Majin were inspired by the heroic death of Mani-Mani who died fighting the Frieza Force to become fighters and develop a martial arts culture.
After New Namek is destroyed by the Time Breakers in Age 851, the Namekians relocate to Earth joining the Earthlings and Majins in defending the planet from both the Frieza Force and Time Breakers though it also lead to the birth of a new Namekian Demon Clan called the Dark Namekians lead by Naraku who was born from the Evil Egg spawned by Namekians who had become evil due to settling near King Piccol's old throne. Despite the Namekians' bad history with the Frieza Clan, Frieza Force, and Time Breakers, the Dark Namekians would eventually become allies to the Frieza Force and Time Breakers.
By Age 1000, the Frieza Force had joined forces with the Time Breakers, Dark Namekians, Chocolay, and the Red Pants Army to conquer the planet forcing the Earth's Guardian Dende, the eternally young Piccolo, and the Time Patrol lead by Frieza and King Cold's real killer Future Trunks to take action. The Frieza Force also hoped to acquire Frieza's DNA in order to clone him. While joining the Time Breakers in causing trouble in the past on Namek in Age 762 they managed to collect Frieza's severed tail that had been cut off by Krillin for use as a genetic sample. While fighting the Time Patrol, it was discovered by the Frieza Force that consuming the tail of a mutant member of Frieza Race like Frieza could power up and mutate the consumer though this lead to the destruction of said sample. It is unclear if any members of the Frieza Race including the Frieza Clan exist by Age 1000 as the game primarily takes place on Earth. However partial member Cell-X and his Bio-Android do live on Earth in Age 1000 but are later killed in battle by the Time Patrol. Additionally the Demonic Bio-Android Mira created by Towa is incorporated with Frieza's DNA which is inherited by their son, Fu whom is stated to have a big influence on the future of Earth when he grows up as he's an infant during Dragon Ball Online.
Dragon Ball Heroes
In one of the promotional movies for Dragon Ball Heroes, a Frieza Clansmen belonging to the Hero class intervenes and saves a Toad-man from Wings, doing battle with him before firing a Death Wave. However, due to the terror Frieza instilled in the races of Universe 7, Hero had been forced to deal with discrimination from the same race whom were reminded of Frieza though he did not let it stop him from defending the Toad-man from Wings, however it demonstrates the negative effect Frieza's actions on the perception of his race.
In the game, three members of the Frieza Clan appear as playable characters: the Frieza Clan Hero, a Frieza Clan Berserker, and a Frieza Clan Elite. However it should be noted that the Hero Froze and Elite Rezok are actually Earthlings that utilize the advanced time travel of the Dragon Ball Heroes machines, allowing them to become members of the Frieza Race, thus Froze's heroic actions in the face of such discrimination is likely due to Froze being an Earthling who does not take offensive to such discrimination as he is not truly a member of the race to begin with and is presumably familiar with Frieza's bad reputation among Universe 7's inhabitants thus presumably understands why a member of the Frieza Race would face such discrimination.
By the time of Age 850, members of Frieza's race become part of the Time Patrol created by Future Trunks and the Chronoa, Supreme Kai of Time, in order to help stop the Time Breakers from destroying history. Frieza himself does not want the destruction of history and goes to Toki Toki City alongside many other characters from the past in order to train the Future Warrior. Frieza's race is one of the selectable races for the Future Warrior. In the game, Cell refers to the race as Frost Demons. A Namekian Time Patroller called Ukatz fears their race due to Frieza being the Destroyer of Namek and believes them to be descendants of Frieza, though it is likely he is just misinformed or mistaken. However, Ukatz later puts his prejudice toward them aside as he joins the Taino Force, along with Frieza Clansman Iaas and given the number of Frieza Race Time Patrol members, it can be assumed others are able to see that not all members of Frieza's Race are evil, like Frieza, Cooler, and King Cold. Frieza Race Patroller Percel is shown to be noble, powerful, and heroic as he tells of his work in fixing a Time Distortion where King Piccolo fused with Kami allowing him to spawn Mutated Namekians powerful enough to start a war between his Demon Clan and the Red Ribbon Androids, which almost destroys Earth. Later Babidi arrives and complicates things further resulting in a three-way war between the Organization of Babidi, Red Ribbon Androids, and King Piccolo's Demon Clan. However Percel heroically defeats the Red Ribbon Androids, Babidi's forces, the Mutated Namekians, and King Piccolo.
After they are dealt with, Percel uses the Namekian Dragon Balls to undo all the damage to Earth and resurrect innocents killed, showing that members of Frieza's Race can be heroic, selfless, and good (as Percel didn't try to use the Namekian Dragon Balls for himself and the fact Namekians allowed Percel to use their Dragon Balls means they did not sense any evil from him, as they refused to allow Frieza and Vegeta to use the Dragon Balls due to their evil hearts). Another Frieza Race member of Time Patrol, Reso, explicitly addressed that Frieza's race being evil was a misconception spawned largely by Frieza's family's infamous reputation, with his also specifically stating that only Frieza and King Cold were truly evil among his race. This indicates that evil members of Frieza's family are a rarity among the Frieza Race though it is implied that this misconception has lead the Frieza Race to be discriminated against by races that have suffered due to the actions of Frieza and his family implying may of them seek to redeem their race's reputation through protecting history. Even members of the Frieza Clan itself serve as Time Patrollers indicating that family's surviving members have turned their clan's evil ways similar to the Saiyans of Universe 7. In the game, Frieza's Race members can wear an exclusive type of clothing/armor made from their own body tissues called Bio Suits. 1st Form Frieza is also playable in his Bio-Suit (Battle Armor removed) as an alternate costume/skin. It is also revealed that there are hybrid Bio-Suits called Cosmic Suits that combine their race's body tissue with mechanical parts.
Members of Frieza's race are shown to also be capable of using the Kaio-ken, Kaio-ken x3, and Kaio-ken x20. In the game, they have high movement speed, with lower attack power than the other races. To compensate, their movement speed increases when their health drops below 50 percent. They also have the ability to fire a single paralyzing ki blast and use a Tail Attack as their grapple throw. As part of the Resurrection ‘F’ Pack DLC, a Frieza's Race Future Warrior can have their potential unlocked by Elder Kai allowing them to access their full potential.
If a Frieza clan Future Warrior talks to Frieza while he is the Warrior's Master, Frieza will mention that they are one of the few survivors of his race and says they will rebuild their clan. This conversation implies that Frieza's race experienced some sort of cataclysmic event or conflict in that caused most of their race to die out, leaving only a few surviving members left, similar to how events such as Frieza's Genocide of the Saiyans and the climate shift on Namek reduced the numbers of Saiyans and Namekians.
It is implied that the efforts of Frieza Race Time Patrollers have helped change other races' opinions of them. Additionally, not all race's have a dim view of the Frieza race such as the Majin whom only consisted of a single individual back when Frieza and his family was in power thus they have an easier time with races that never dealt with Frieza or his family's evil actions. This is shown by Taino who befriends and recruits Frieza Clansmen Iaas into the Taino Force. Additionally, Goku, Vegeta, and Piccolo are willing to accept the Frieza Race Future Warrior as a student and ally showing that even they can recognize that noble members of the Frieza Race can exist though in Vegeta's case he's more cautious due to his past history with Frieza while Piccolo and Goku are more tolerant as Goku tends to try and see the good in people while Piccolo is a reformed villain whom is the son and reincarnation of the evil King Piccolo. However, depending on the timeline Goku and his friends may act hostile towards Frieza Clan Patrollers due to mistaking them as being with Frieza or part of his family though they are willing to accept their help should they prove trustworthy though tend to question their motives. Frieza himself is noted to have no problem with killing members of his race and/or clan should they oppose him due to his ruthless personality. His training of the Future Warrior is implied to be more along the lines of recruitment into his army.
"All members of our race are very prideful and obsessed with becoming the strongest in the universe. Frieza's family gained their evil from a mutation but their pride is a staple of the race."
— Tion in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
In Age 852, members of the Frieza clan continue to be employed by the Time Patrol and new Frieza Race recruits are issued the Time Patroller Suit, a new type of Bio Suit that features the Time Patrol logo and is the official uniform for Frieza Race recruits. If the Future Warrior is a member of Frieza's race then they will be sent to investigate the Frieza's Spaceship time rift anomaly during the game's prologue, only to be called away by Elder Kai after he informs them of their new assignment to take part in a critical mission. Frieza Race Time Patroller and Taino Force member Iaas is later sent to investigate this rift with his Captain Taino. Another Frieza Race Time Patroller named Tion is sent to investigate Frieza's Spaceship where he goes undercover as a member of the Frieza Force in order to investigate the anomaly without coming into conflict with Frieza or his men. Likewise, Percel is sent to investigate the time rift anomaly around Satan House. A new Frieza Race Patroller named Jierra befriends the Future Warrior and like Percel did in Xenoverse he will tell the Future Warrior about his adventures. Jierra's first assignment takes him to Age 750 where he is forced to deal with a history change during Goku's assault on Muscle Tower that causes the 5 Murasaki Brothers to multiply into 20, causing Jierra trouble as he is not sure how many he should defeat, though eventually he decides it doesn't matter and beats them all, allowing Goku and Android 8 to rescue the Jingle Village Chief restoring the timeline. Later he is sent to 238 Before Age to ensure Frieza Clan ancestor, Chilled survives his battle with Super Saiyan Bardock, long enough to pass on his knowledge of the Super Saiyans to his descendants. Jierra however finds it hard not to kill Chilled himself instead of focusing on fighting Bardock as he cannot stand the evil space pirate, despite Chilled being an ancestor of the Frieza Clan, and even wonders if he should just pretend to be Chilled and pass on his final words in his steed would suffice. The Frieza Race Future Warrior can later return to Frieza's Spaceship to take part in an undercover investigation of the Frieza's Spaceship time rift by joining the Frieza Force under the guise of being a new recruit. Despite being members of the same race, Frieza will ask his men to treat the warrior no differently than any other soldier, as he only shows respect for those who have proven themselves as capable soldiers in his eyes, showing that members of Frieza's Race outside of Frieza's Family must prove themselves to the tyrant.
Eventually, the Future Warrior will become embroiled in power struggles between various factions within the Frieza Force such as Zarbon's faction and Dodoria's faction, or Cooler's Armored Squadron and Frieza Force. The Warrior is forced to choose to side with one of the leaders of each faction, which will change the quests they can take part in. Eventually they will get the chance to attain their Ultimate Evolution via the Turn Golden Awoken Skill allowing them to take on a Golden form like Golden Frieza. The Warrior can obtain this Awoken Skill by training with Golden Frieza after overthrowing him and take his title as Emperor of the Universe as well as leadership of the Galactic Frieza Army inside the Frieza's Spaceship time rift anomaly. Seeing the Warrior as an equal, Frieza decides to help the Warrior attain the form just as they had for Frieza, so Frieza can truly prove who is the strongest in the universe by beating the Warrior at their very best. Frieza tells them to seek out the catalyst that will help them achieve their transformation. The Future Warrior must then speak to Metal Cooler who will tell them that as Emperor of the Universe they must go forth with pride, take what's theirs, and make all submit to their might. The Warrior must then return to Frieza who is surprised that his brother was willing to offer the Warrior free advice, but reminds them neither he nor his brother will play nice to them forever, before explaining that Metal Cooler and Golden Frieza will test him in battle and they must either surpass the brothers or die.
This leads to Frieza's Spaceship Quest 01: "-Frieza's Race Awakening!" where they face off against Frieza (Full Power) and Metal Cooler. The Warrior will unlock the transformation mid-battle and must use it to defeat both Frieza and Metal Cooler. After defeating both brothers, they will revive and Frieza will transform into Golden Frieza. The Future Warrior must then defeat them again to complete the quest which will permanently unlock the Turn Golden Awoken Skill. It should be noted that the Future Warrior can access this quest and unlock the form, regardless of which factions they had chosen previously. Interestingly, after their defeat both Frieza and Cooler will be pleased with the Warrior's new form and power despite having been bested, content that the Universe is ruled by one of their own and that the honor of the Frieza Clan is secure. Afterwards Frieza decides to let the Warrior rule the universe for the time being, as he plans to continue training in order to surpass the Warrior someday in order reclaim his title, telling them to remain strong until then. The Future Warrior can speak with Tion who reveals that pride in their race's strength is a common trait among members of Frieza's race, whether they are mutants like Frieza and his family or not. Several of Frieza's henchmen may asks questions about Frieza's race, such as when Navel asks if there is anything on board for them to eat, only to realize that they likely do to keep Frieza (and any his kind onboard) well feed. During the Future Warrior's Milk Delivery training under Krillin, they may deliver milk to Frieza Race Time Patrollers, indicating that members of their race are capable of consuming milk.
"So you are a descendant of my own race... Hmph! You look primitive compared to me. We are no longer related to your kind. We have evolved into an entirely new race. I see nothing but shame and embarrassment when I look at you. However, I will gladly use your energy to fuel my own ascension! If that makes you angry, then you should be angry at your own misfortune for being born into my race!"
— Metal Cooler in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
After defeating Cooler and Frieza in the main story, Metal Cooler will appear in the Mushroom Desert region of Conton City. If the Future Warrior is a Frieza Clansmen, Metal Cooler will reveal he no longer considers himself to be a part of the Frieza Race as he considers himself and his army of Metal Coolers to have evolved into an entirely new race, separate from the Frieza Race. He shows only disdain towards his former race and tells the Warrior they should be angry at their own misfortune for having been born into the same race, however he states he will gladly absorb their energy to fuel his ascension.
Additionally, in the main story, Cooler is recruited by Towa to aid the Time Breakers in altering history, in exchange for allowing Cooler to travel to Dying Namek in Age 762 allowing Cooler to assist Frieza in defeating Super Saiyan Goku. However the Future Warrior, foils this by defeating Cooler and knocking him into what is left of the molten core of Planet Namek. However, during the Cell Games, a wormhole allows an army of Meta-Coolers to travel from New Namek in an alternate timeline to join the Cell Games in Age 767 of the main timeline. Fortunately the Future Warrior manages to defeat the Metal Coolers and Future Trunks destroys the Big Gete Star causing a chain reaction that destroys the Metal Coolers, along with Cooler himself. However, in Age 779, Towa and Mira use the Dragon Balls second wish to resurrect Cooler, who is upgraded into Metal Cooler allowing him to participate in Frieza's revenge. As a result of Towa's trickery, Whis and Beerus are called away, leading Goku to be killed by Frieza's Earth Breaker along with rest of Earth's population and Jaco. However, the Future Warrior is saved by the intervention of Future Trunks, and they return with Beerus and Whis, who uses his Temporal Do-Over to allow the Future Warrior to go back in time and stop Frieza's attack, forcing Frieza and Cooler to take on their Supervillain forms, only to be killed by Goku, Vegeta, and the Future Warrior. If a Frieza Race Future Warrior takes on Dodoria as an instructor, due to their resemblance to Frieza, Dodoria finds it hard to fight the Future Warrior seriously due to a deep seeded fear he developed while working under Frieza that causes him to be careful about upsetting Frieza, and at one point says he will have to have them wear a cape and a mask in order to fight and train them without reservations due to their appearance. Also Zarbon and Dodoria will be in awe of Frieza's new form if either of them faces him in battle, with Zarbon admiring the form's golden color.
Like his Universe 7 counterpart, Frost is Universe 6's Emperor though he seems to be more benevolent than Frieza. However in the anime, it is revealed during the Tournament of Destroyers his benevolence is just an act as he is secretly the leader of a band of space pirates whom he pretends to oppose while profitting on rebuilding worlds attacked by his underlings. This was exposed by Vados after Frost was revealed to be cheating. After the Tournament of Destroyers, Cabba reveals Frost's true nature and he becomes a wanted fugitive until Hit recruits him for the Tournament of Power. However, Frost joins forces with Frieza of Team Universe 7 during the tournament only to be betrayed by Frieza who eliminates him from the tournament. Frost angered by Frieza's betrayal attacks him from the stands and is erased by the Zenos for breaking the rules while the rest Universe 6 is spared though Champa is warned it will be erased if another member of his team breaks the rules as Frost did. When Team Universe 6 lost in the Tournament of Power, the Frieza Race were erased with the rest of Universe 6. They were later revived when the erased universes were restored. Despite being erased before his universe, Frost was restored to life by the wish as well though this only applies to the anime as Frost was erased with his universe in the manga.
Additionally Frost's character wasn't evil in the manga like his anime counterpart, though Piccolo believed he might become like Frieza overtime after his defeat during the Tournament of Destroyers and Vegeta was convinced no member of Frieza's kind could ever be truly good though their opinions may be biased due to them having encountered only evil members of the Frieza Clan and the fact both of their races the Saiyans and Namekians having suffered at Frieza's hands. Though Frieza still betrays Frost during the Tournament of Power in both the anime and manga, his team's victory ultimately led to Universe 6 and Frost's existence being restored thus Frieza and Team Universe 7 are technically responsible for both dooming them to erasure and saving them from being erased permanently.
Frieza's race are able to "grow" clothing on themselves referred to as Bio Suits, thus, even when it seems as though a member of Frieza's race is unclothed they are generally wearing Bio Suits, these natural clothes can be removed at will or replaced with newly grown clothing. However some members of this race such as Frieza and King Cold prefer to wear artificial clothing/armor while others like Cooler seem to prefer wear only their natural armor. Frieza's race have a much higher speed than other races and when they are heavily injured their speed increases.
Some members of the race have been shown to possess the ability to transform into several forms, each holding different power and speed capabilities. Some are also shown to capable of surviving even the most horrific injury (though others do not have this trait) and all are able to survive even in the vacuum of space. As shown by Mecha Frieza, if a Frieza Race member with the ability to survive horrific injuries is revived they will be resurrected in the state they were in before death (due to the extraordinary circumstances Shenron initially rejected the wish on the grounds it would be a wasted effort to revive someone in such a state despite being fully capable of doing so) with Mecha Frieza being in pieces that attempted to reform but failed to do so and required advanced medical intervention.
Members of Frieza's race have been shown to possess transformations. The transformations are used to suppress one's power so they do not exert too much energy. Frieza also implies that another reason for the transformations were as a means to maintain self-control to avoid losing restraint of their powers.
Main article: Transforming Ability
- First Form
The first form is very short and lean in built. The horns protrude at the 45 degree angle. While in this form, Frieza is shown to have more than enough power to kill King Vegeta and blow up Planet Vegeta, both with ease.
This form is also utilized by Frost as shown when he first met Goku.
- Second Form
This race's second form looks somewhat similar to his first, except it is noticeably taller, very muscular, and overall more mature in comparison. In this form, Frieza had no problem picking apart Vegeta, Krillin and Gohan. It is not until Piccolo arrives after fusing with Nail that Frieza has any sort of challenge while fighting.
- Third Form
Next is the third form, which for Frieza looks less humanoid than the other forms. This form has a reformed mouth, elongated head, spikes sprouting from the back.
After the newly powered-up Piccolo proves to be too much for Frieza's second form, Frieza transforms into this form, quickly regaining the advantage in the battle.
Frost is also a user of this form, though it is called his Second Form in promotional material and artwork, while it is called Frost's Assault Form in the anime.
In this form, Frost's skull is elongated, his nose combines into his mouth to form a crude beak. His original horns don't change their shape and there isn't any spike growing out of his back and the armor on his shoulders fling themselves outward like shoulder pads with indigo sections. Frost transforms into this after he is asked by Goku to show his true power. This form gives Frost even greater power and an edge over Goku's base form (although Goku was still warming up) however he is sorely outclassed by the Super Saiyan form.
The fourth form, also known as the true or base form, Frieza mentions this form to be his true form during his battle against Vegeta, with the other forms acting as "camouflages". It is referred to as the "third transformed state" by Cooler. It is similar in appearance to the first form in terms of size and bulk, but with smoother skin structure. Frieza’s version of this form is completely white except from purple plates on the chest, head, shoulders, lower arms and lower legs. Cooler's version is significantly different, having a purple form with a seemingly chest armor, ankle guards, armguards, and helmet of white. Frost's form is similar to Frieza's albeit a silver head and chest, blue arms, and black waist, thighs, and tail.
When Frieza takes this form, Piccolo and Vegeta prove to be no match for him. However, when Goku transforms into a Super Saiyan, Frieza quickly finds himself outmatched in every way, causing him to resort to his 100% power form. Frost also is shown in that form, took on an normally refraining from using this form as to not kill anyone as he unintentionally once did.
It is shown in Xenoverse that a member of Frieza's race does not necessarily have to possess the same streamlined appearance as Frieza has in this form, as they can use their Bio Suit growing ability to give themselves horns, body armor or additional traits.
Prior to his revival, Frieza rarely used this form because of the immense power it produces even at 1%. After reaching about 85% power, the strain of harnessing this power causes his body to become engorged in bulky muscle mass. Once at 100%, Frieza was able to hold his own for a period of time against Goku, but gradually begins to wear out his body from being unable to properly control the energy.
After being resurrected, Frieza underwent intense training to draw out his true potential, growing immensely stronger while also mastering his power completely, no longer straining his body and thereby able to fight unhindered. Cooler had also mastered his true form so that he can stay in it at all times, though he did not possess the 100% Full Power form. Frost also seemingly has obtained this state of complete mastery.
- 100% Full Power
Main article: 100% Full Power
A member of Frieza's race can take on a the more powerful 100% Full Power state if they know how to. Only Frieza and Frost are able to take on this form. This form drains stamina fast, and even after he had mastered his final form and achieved perfect energy control - Frieza noted this was still the case - meaning that this form is only used for winning a fight quickly.
Via being possessed by Demigra's Dark Magic in Xenoverse, Frieza gains a Villainous Mode enhanced version where his body turns purplish, his eyes go pure red, and he gains the two black lines that go from the bottom of his eyes to the bottom of his head, as well as emitting a dark purple aura. This Villainous Mode enhanced form lacks usual drawbacks of 100% Full Power allowing Frieza to maintain his full power in addition to the enhanced form increasing his power. However the enchantment can be removed by giving Frieza a sound beating as with all Dark Magic enchantments. This form is playable in Xenoverse and returns as a non-playable boss form in certain Expert Missions in Xenoverse 2.
This form is a "Super Evolution" which increases the user's power substantially, unlike the other Terrifying Super Transformations which are simply suppressions of the user's true power. This form has shoulder bows, a crown shape with four horns, spikes on the back and a stinger on the tail. The face is covered by a face-mask hiding all facial features except the eyes which becomes pupil-less and red. It is referred to as the "Fourth Transformation" by Cooler, Daizenshuu 7, and several video games. This fifth form is primarily used by Cooler (although Frieza achieves it in Cooler's ending in the PSP game Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai - Another Road). It is called Cooler (Final Form) in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 a reference to the fact it is his final biological transformation.
When using this form, Cooler vastly exceeds both Frieza and Super Saiyan Goku's respective might during their battle on Namek. However, this form proved absolutely no match for the highly improved Super Saiyan Goku, who showed no reaction to taking multiple hits. Cooler needed to use his Supernova Cooler to have a chance at killing Goku, and even this attempt was thwarted when Goku barely manages to gather enough energy to blast Cooler into the Sun.
This form is the strongest form of the Frieza Race, the only shown user of the form being Frieza, the form itself is named as Ultimate Evolution, however Frieza possesses his own distinct version of it named Golden Frieza. It is implied that the user can choose the color of the form (this is hinted when Frieza says that he made his form golden). In this form, Golden Frieza outclasses Goku in his Super Saiyan Blue form. However the overwhelming power the form presents comes at a great cost, the form is very taxing on the user's stamina which causes their power to drop the longer they are in the form, and as such the state cannot be held for long periods of time unless getting used to the form. This is why Frieza inevitably lost against Super Saiyan Blue Goku. It is implied that this downside can be avoided via further training, as Goku mentioned that Frieza made the mistake of rushing into battle as soon as he got the form.
Through overwhelming anger, a member of Frieza's race who has achieved the Golden Frieza form can transform further into an Rage Mode version of the form, further increasing their power. Frieza manages to achieve it while fighting Goku, but has run too low on power and stamina and so falls to the ground.
In Xenoverse 2, this form appears under the name Turn Golden and can be achieved by the Future Warrior if they are a member of Frieza's race.
Via the use of Dark Magic and shaving off some of the user's life force, the Golden Form's power can be increased to grant a new more powerful Supervillain version of the Golden form which can be used by Frieza in Xenoverse 2.
In Super Dragon Ball Heroes, Cooler acquires his Ultimate Evolution during the Prison Planet Saga called Golden Cooler which shares the same color as his brother's Ultimate Evolution though inherits traits of Cooler's Super Evolution form. As Metal Cooler, Cooler retains his Ultimate Evolution though it inherits traits of Cooler's Metal Cooler form which is unable to handle the power of Ultimate Evolution for very long or it will overheat.
Main article: Cosmic Suit
In order to get more powerful, some members of Frieza's race wear special Bio Suits merged with technology referred to as Cosmic Suits, these specialized mecha suits boost the power of Frieza's race more than most other specialized Bio Suits.
The healing ability of Frieza's race is powerful, but not all non-fatal wounds can be completely healed. In such cases, technology is available to not only replace affected areas, but also to increase the overall power of the recipient. After Goku nearly destroyed Frieza on Namek, Frieza's body was augmented with such mechanical components. It is also to be noted that unlike the Red Ribbon Androids (many of whom are cyborgs), the mechanical components do not shield the user from ki-sense, as evidenced by the Z-Fighters sensing Frieza's ki energy and forming a resistance before King Cold's ship reached orbit, despite his cybernetics. These synthetic modifications are not necessarily permanent as after Mecha Frieza was revived in pieces (as he had been sliced into pieces by Future Trunks Shining Sword Attack seconds before he was killed by the technique's finishing blast) by Sorbet and Tagoma wish to Shenron revived their leader. After these pieces were placed in a more advanced model of Medical Machine, Frieza was completely healed and had reverted to his 1st form, completely free of his mechanical components.
In a bizarre turn of events, the defeated and all-but-destroyed Cooler was thrown into the Big Gete Star, a giant machine planet, which he somehow fused with. The result was a much more powerful gigantic version of Cooler with highly enhanced regenerative capabilities. Aside from the enhancements, the new "Cooler" entity was able to produce hundreds of copies of itself, the Meta-Coolers.
In Super Dragon Ball Heroes, Cooler himself is reconstructed by Fu as a Metal Cooler and retains his Ultimate Evolution allowing him to become Golden Metal Cooler though it has the drawback of causing his cybernetic body to eventually overheat. Additionally Metal Cooler becomes subservient to Fu as a result of his cybernetic modifications.
Frost, Frieza's counterpart from Universe 6, was shown to have small body modifications on both of his wrists, allowing him to utilize small poison harboring stingers that come out from the holes on his wrists. During his time while he was on the run, he also had similar body modifications done onto his tail.
Known members of the race
- Chilled – A member of the race who is Frieza's ancestor.
- King Cold – Apparent leader of the race.
- Future King Cold – Alternate timeline version of King Cold.
- Frieza – King Cold's youngest son. Prodigy among the members of Frieza's race. Emperor of Universe 7.
- Frost – A member of the race from Universe 6. Frost is, or was, also the emperor of his universe.
- Cooler – King Cold's eldest son. The main antagonist of two movies.
- Future Cooler – Alternate timeline version of Cooler.
- Kuriza – Frieza's son.
- Froze – A Frieza Clan Hero.
- Rezok – A Frieza Clan Elite.
- Bekkon - A orthodox yet tailless member of the race who fights fair with his well-trained physique.
- Calao - An old man who loves girls of any race though despite his shallow exterior, is actually a very talented martial artist.
- Shabbet - A villain hunter who destroys evil across the universe and has Saiyan-like tail.
- Tumeric - A reliable yet tailess member of the race who possess balanced melee, ki and psychic abilities.
- Frieza Clan Berserker
- Time Patrol Frieza Race
- Artificial members
- Bio-Androids of relation to Cell.
- Cell – Has the DNA of this race obtained from Frieza and King Cold's cells.
- Cell Jr. – Offspring of Cell.
- Meta-Coolers - Artificial duplicates of Cooler created by the Big Gete Star.
- Clone Frieza - Clones of Frieza created via Dr. Gero's technology.
- Android 21 - A New Type of Android created by converting an Earthling female into a Bio-Android who possess Frieza's cells along with the cells of countless fighters and scientists.
- Meta-Cooler Core (Cooler + Big Gete Star)
- Cellza (Frieza + Cell)
- Fooler (Frieza + Cooler)
- Ginyuza (Frieza + Ginyu)
- Ultimate Ultra Fusion (Frieza + Cell + Pinich + Wanta + Piprika)
In Future Trunks' timeline, Future Cooler managed to find the Big Gete Star and had it replicate him as well, making an army of Future Meta-Coolers.
In Xenoverse 2, the Future Warrior encounters a Metal Cooler in Conton City who reveals that Cooler considers himself and by extension the Meta-Cooler Corps. to have evolved into an entirely new race, separate from the Frieza Race.
Dr. Gero created a modified clone of Frieza as a secret special project, in his story in Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors he unleashes this clone. In Dragon Ball FighterZ Android 21 creates numerous Clone Friezas, fast grown mindless clones of Frieza.
- In Cashman - Saving Soldier, one of Akira Toriyama's other manga series (which was published during the same period as the Frieza Saga), the main character Jiora bears noticeable resemblances with Frieza's race. This character originates from planet Biretijon.
- Members of the race have their names that are puns pertaining to cold things.
- When Frieza is seen injured in Dragon Ball Z and in Resurrection ‘F’, his blood is purple. However, when he was sliced by his own energy disc attack on Namek, his blood was shown red.
- The character Deita from the spin-off manga Oh!! New Gadget Super Lovers bears a resemblance to Frieza's first form, as well as Burter, and Cell's Perfect form.
- The 2008 Dragon Ball Collectible Card Game states that Cooler is in his 3rd form, and that his final form is his fourth form. In Cooler's Revenge, he states that he is in his 3rd transformed state, and discovered a fourth beyond it.
- In the Malaysian dub of Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge, the name of Frieza's race is Glaeris. This name is likely a pun on Glacier, which fits with the race's cold themed naming scheme.
- An alien who appears to be a member of the Frieza Race appears in the Other World Saga.
- In Dragon Ball Xenoverse, many of the Dragon Team are either very hostile or wary towards the Future Warrior of this race, and immediately associate them with Frieza's army. A Frieza Clan Time Patroller named Reso mentions that both King Cold & Frieza were mutant members among their race, and were filled with evil. However, he does add that not all of Frieza's clan are corrupt, though few beings believe such.
- In the same game, if a Frieza's race Future Warrior takes Jaco on as a Master, Jaco reveals he is aware that not all members of Frieza's Race are evil. He is also unsure of how to properly address them due to him being unsure of the Warrior's gender. In Xenoverse 2, Jaco will also point out to Great Saiyaman 1 and 2 that not all members of Frieza's race are evil. The two suggest that if more members of Frieza's race were like the Future Warrior, then they could become protectors of the universe. Jaco replies by stating that this would be unnecessary, as the Galactic Patrol is already protecting the galaxy.
- Also in the game, Beerus admitted that he hated the Frieza race for their actions.
- Zamasu notes that their race does not seem to be well liked across the universe and on top of that they possesses only a paltry amount of strength (when compared to Supreme Kais and Gods of Destruction though this is presumably because he is unaware of the Frieza Race's powerful Ultimate Evolution form).
- In Xenoverse 2, if a Saiyan Future Warrior has Turles as an instructor and concludes his training, Turles will mention that he plans on exterminating Frieza's race (including Frieza himself), and afterwards using Frieza's planet for his Crusher Corps' new base of operations. He also suggests the possibility of creating a new kingdom for the Saiyans.
- ↑ Frieza eats a crab in Dragon Ball Z episode 85, "The Renewed Goku"
- ↑ Frieza drinks wine in Dragon Ball Z episode 58, "Unknown Enemies"
- ↑ King Cold drinks wine in Dragon Ball Z episode 119, "The Mysterious Youth"
- ↑ While he never actually eats him, Frieza threatens to eat Krillin after having his tail cut off by him in the anime.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, 2016
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Interview with Akira Toriyama - Saikyō Jump #3, 2014
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Dragon Ball Xenoverse, 2015
- ↑ Daizenshuu 6 notes Cooler's name comes from "meshi demo kūra" - meaning "let's chow down"
- ↑ Dragon Ball Z episode 88, "Clash of the Super Powers"
- ↑ Dragon Ball Heroes Fifth Anniversary Book, 2015
- ↑ Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
- ↑ "Ask Akira Toriyama", 2002
- ↑ Daizenshuu 6, 1995
- ↑ 14.0 14.1 14.2 Dragon Ball Heroes
- ↑ 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 Dragon Ball Fusions, 2016
- ↑ Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, Turles: After we eliminate the Frieza Race, we'll use his planet as our base of operations. Maybe we could even start a new kingdom for the Saiyans there.