When it comes to shonen anime, there are few villains who can hold a candle to Freeza. The despot is as bad as they come, and his tenure on Dragon Ball Z solidified his place in history. To this day, Freeza continues to give Goku and all of Universe 7 grief. From his first appearance to his most recent, Dragon Ball has proven Freeza is the worst kind of villain, and he has the power to prove it. In fact, the tyrant has amassed enough transformations to impress even Goku, but fans tend pick favorites more easily than the Saiyan.
That is why ComicBook.com has chosen to make things easy for Freeza. He may have a go-to form, but we have our own list of transformations he wears the best. And as you will find in the slides below, we have some interesting picks for our top spots!
What do you think of our Freeza transformation rankings from worst to best? Feel free to let us know in the comments or hit me up directly on Twitter @EVComedy to talk all things comics, anime, and the world of Dragon Ball!
Freeza's Third Form
Sorry folks, but there's a reason why Freeza's third form is the one that is hardly seen during the Namek Saga in Dragon Ball Z. This third transformation that Freeza employs to beat Piccolo, who had fused with Nail, is far too strange and cumbersome when all is said and done, making the villain look more ridiculous than threatening.prevnext
Freeza's Bulky Fourth Form
This might be a controversial take, but this transformation just doesn't work for Freeza. The alien despot works best as being small and packed with power, pushing toward the idea of "you can't trust a book by its cover". When Freeza bulks up, it's somewhat like his third transformation in that it simply isn't used that much following his initial fight with Goku in Super Saiyan mode. He briefly employs it during Dragon Ball Super, but we're glad that "Golden Freeza" has taken the spot for Freeza's most powerful form.prevnext
This one certainly isn't going to win the prize for best transformation in Frieza's, but it's SUPPOSED to look terrible because it was hobbled together with machinery on King Cold's ship. Giving Frieza a little bit of a boost, "Cyborg Frieza" has its problems but it worked well for the brief time it was employed against Future Trunks and showed just how much damage he had received from Goku in their battle on Namek!prevnext
Freeza's Second Form
Freeza's second form suffers from the same criticisms as both his third and bulky forms in that the Z villain simply looks far more fearsome in a smaller package, but this is certainly the best of the antagonist's bulky forms. Being used to instill fear into Vegeta, Gohan, and Krillin, his power boosted to an insane degree for the time and the use of his horns was iconic in the series of Dragon Ball Z!prevnext
The big new power up that Freeza achieved in Dragon Ball Super, it's honestly the same as Freeza's original final form, but with some color swaps. It still is far ahead of the likes of Freeza's third form or his Cyborg iteration, but there are a few big contenders that manage to push past the tyrant's most powerful form!prevnext
Freeza's First Form
Freeza's first form, whether he's puttering around in a floating ball or unleashing his energy via one of his fingers, was the best way to introduce the destroyer of the Planet Vegeta. With his power level first being stated as 500,000, it showed how despite not being that large in stature, his power level was the most feared thing in the universe at the time. A perfect representation of Freeza....almost.prevnext
Freeza's Fourth Form
The best of the best. Freeza's fourth form captured the menace of the villain perfectly while still showing how his small stature hid an insane power level. There's a reason why this is the normal "go to" appearance of Freeza in most promotional materials!prev