"The Final Transformation" (超サイヤ人そして超フリーザ誕生！？ Sūpā Saiyajin Soshite Sūpā Furīza Tanjō!?, lit. "Birth of a Super Saiyan and a Super Freeza!?") is the three hundred fourth chapter of the Dragon Ball manga.
While Frieza begins the process of transforming into his final form, Gohan wonders why Krillin attacked Vegeta. Piccolo tells him that they should get away, and Gohan helps the wounded Namekian fly to a nearby island. Meanwhile, Dende refuses to heal Vegeta due to the fact that he killed so many Namekians. Despite Vegeta's argument that he is their only hope to defeat Frieza, Dende flies off to help Piccolo, and Vegeta falls to the ground.
Krillin explains his motivations to Gohan, and the pair see Dende fly overhead. Dende lands and heals Piccolo, but Frieza sees them since they are nearby. He quickly realizes that Dende's healing powers are what has kept them in the fight the entire time. Piccolo and Krillin both urge Dende to heal Vegeta, but Dende says that he is just as bad as Frieza. Suddenly a huge ball of energy is seen around Frieza, and his ki skyrockets, signaling that his transformation is complete. Dende, seeing this, flies off to heal Vegeta. Once he does, Vegeta kicks him for stalling, and then claims that he has transformed as well.
Frieza finally emerges in his final form, which is much smaller than before. Krillin does not think he looks very scary, but Piccolo says that appearances can be deceiving, and questions whether he can be of any more use. Frieza brutally kills Dende from his island with a Death Beam, horrifying the Dragon Team. He then simply states that they cannot come back to life any more.