"The Transformation" (フリーザ超変身！！ Furīza Chō-Henshin!!, lit. "Freeza’s Super Transformation!!") is the two hundred ninety-sixth chapter of the Dragon Ball manga.
The cover features Frieza smiling evilly.
Frieza has agreed to transform, much to the shock and confusion of Gohan and Krillin. Vegeta explains that some beings transform for camouflage or to conserve energy. Frieza says that he transforms to keep himself under control, but Vegeta says that he will not be that different. Frieza says that this is something he does not do often, noting that he was able to kill Vegeta's father without needing to. Vegeta retorts that he had surpassed his father as a child.
Frieza then proceeds to blow off his Battle Armor. Vegeta mockingly asks if that is his transformation. Frieza then proceeds to transform for real. His ki increases (as noted by Krillin) and his body grows much larger and taller, with the horns on his head now pointing upwards. Vegeta is shocked, not having realized that Frieza would change so much. Frieza says that he will not be as gentle as before, and that in this state his power level is over 1,000,000.
Vegeta exclaims that Frieza is a liar, but Frieza powers up, blasting everyone away. Krillin is hit by some debris while the others escape unscathed. Frieza congratulates them for being quick on their feet as he expected, but states that was only a minor display of his power as even Saiyans are capable of that. Frieza calls Vegeta pathetic, and then ponders who to send to Hell first. He quickly decides and charges straight at Krillin, impaling him on his left horn. Dende, who was being held by Krillin, escapes unharmed. Gohan is furious, while Vegeta is stunned at Frieza's speed.