- This article is about chapter 319. For chapter 414 that also goes by this name, see The Tables Turn (second manga chapter).
"The Tables Turn" (フリーザ初めての屈辱と絶望 Furīza Hajimete no Kutsujoku to Zetsubō, lit. "Freeza’s First Taste of Humiliation and Despair") is the one hundred twenty fifth chapter of Dragon Ball Z and the three hundred nineteenth overall chapter of the Dragon Ball manga.
With Goku having just knocked Frieza back, the two have a brief standoff in midair. Goku charges at Frieza and hits him with an elbow to the face, then follows with an uppercut. He then hits Frieza in the back before the tyrant finally regains his composure. Frieza then attacks Goku with a flurry of blows, but Goku manages to block them all before retreating. Frieza then fires a flurry of Death Beams, and is stunned when Goku dodges them all. Goku appears completely unfazed, and mockingly tells Frieza to hit him.
Goku's taunts infuriates Frieza, and he fires another Death Beam at Goku. Goku allows the blast to hit him in the face, and is completely unaffected, afterwards mocking Frieza's strength. A frightened Frieza asks what Goku is, and Goku tells him that he is a Saiyan with a pure heart awakened by rage, a Super Saiyan. Frieza says that he knew the legend was true, and notes that the requirement of having a pure heart is why Vegeta could not achieve the form. Frieza then becomes enraged again, and thinks to himself that this is a nightmare and he will be victorious when he awakens. Goku then tells Frieza that it is over.
Meanwhile, Gohan finds the Capsule Corporation spaceship, and leaves Piccolo there while he goes to find Bulma. Goku prepares to unleash a Kamehameha on Frieza, but Frieza says that he would kill himself before being killed by Goku. He then says that he will destroy the planet, as he can survive in the vacuum of space while Goku cannot. Much to the shock of Goku, Frieza unleashes his Destroy The Planet!