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Powering Rage[1] is a blocking technique that has been primarily used by villains.


The user holds their hand forward in front of them in an attempt to block an incoming attack. To increase the potency of the block, they may also use their other hand, either to hold their other wrist or to block alongside the first hand.


Final form Frieza uses this block when Goku fires his 20x Kaioken Kamehameha at him, managing to reduce the damage to nothing more than a burn on his hand, though the tyrant is enraged result.

King Piccolo tries to block Goku's Penetrate!

During the King Piccolo Saga, King Piccolo uses a similar technique when he tries to block Goku's Penetrate!, in vain.[2] His son and reincarnation Piccolo later uses it to block Goku's Super Kamehameha during their match in the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament, and again to try and block his Meteor Combination to no avail.

Raditz blocks Goku's Bending Kamehameha

Raditz uses a similar technique as well, to block Goku's Bending Kamehameha during his battle against him and Piccolo.[3]

Video Game Appearances

The technique appears as a card call "Frieza's Powering Rage" and usable by villains in the Dragon Ball Z Collectible Card Game. It gives the villain five power stages.

In Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z. Powering Rage is Final Form Frieza's guard.